VAN DONGEN: Joanne Adriana of Strathroy

Posted by on February 28, 2017

Peacefully at Strathmere Lodge on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017. Joanne Adriana Van Dongen passed away in her 90th year. Predeceased by her loving husband John (2016). Cherished mother of Dorothy (Pete) Van Riel, Murray Van Dongen, Janey (Brad) Scott and Harriet Szela (Bill). Oma of Paula (Dan), Brian (Cheryl), Kristy (Adam), Laurie (2000), Jordyn (Sean), Sam (Hilary), Claire, Kurtis (Kaitlin) and Ben (Jordyn). Survived by her great grandchildren; Julia, Joey, Luke, Brooklyn, Hayden, Kyle, Tyler, Colton and Carlee. Joanne will be missed by her many family and friends here and in the Netherlands. Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Strathroy on Friday, March 3rd, at 11 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Donations and condolences may be left online at www.denning.ca.

Filed Under: London, Sarnia

DINNING: Sandra of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on February 28, 2017

Sandra Marlene Dinning: November 3, 1943 to February 27, 2017 

Born in Strathroy, Ontario to Gus and Adeline Dinning (née Huber), Sandra passed away peacefully due to pneumonia. She was 73.

She is survived by her partner Bill Lyons, and her six siblings: brothers Bob (Marge), Ron, and Jim (Pat), and her sisters Linda (Russ), Elma (Jim), and Verlyn.

Sandra was “Auntie Sandy” to ten nieces and nephews—Gregory, Christopher, Paul, Jessica, Erin, John, Sean, Bob Jr., Ron, and Rick—and also to their children: James, Liam, Olivia, Lexi, Hailey, Catherina, Sam, Chloe, Oliver, Abigail, and Benjamin.

She was the matriarch of a family who hosted Christmas dinners for her siblings and their kids for some 20 years. She never missed a birthday, or an opportunity to make a bawdy joke. Her laugh was contagious. Her spirit was magnanimous. They all loved her, not to mention her cabbage rolls, shrimp dip, and roast chicken dinners, and will miss her terribly.

Sandra loved to knit—the sweaters, socks, and blankets she crafted for her loved ones will be cherished—and to read. If she didn’t have her nose buried in a the latest Maeve Binchy novel, she was watching one of her favourite British television shows. For many years, she and Bill tended an enviable backyard garden whose bounty of cherry tomatoes, green beans, cucumbers, watermelon, and wild asparagus was always shared.

She worked at Northern Life, in London, Ontario for decades before finding meaningful employment at Joseph Kovacs Insurance Brokers in Strathroy, where she remained until her retirement. Sandra was also a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Strathroy.

Please join us in celebrating Sandy’s life on Friday, March 3 at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY (32 Metcalfe St. W, Strathroy, Ont.) from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. An additional visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday with the funeral to follow.

Share a memory at www.denning.ca 519 245-1023

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favourite charity. May we also ask that you embrace a family member tonight and tell them why you love them. And, if you can, watch The Nutty Professor, Christmas Vacation, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, or an episode of Coronation Street. 

Sandy would’ve liked that.

 

COLTESS: Dante Valentino of Ottawa

Posted by on February 28, 2017

 

Peacefully, lying embraced between the loving hearts of his parents and sister, Dante’s beautiful soul left his body after a brief fight against Febrile Infection-Related Epilepsy Syndrome on February 25th, 2017. Dante is survived by his mother, Lisa Valentino, his father, John Coltess and his sister Kiara Coltess. He also leaves behind a big loving family. A funeral mass will be held at Blessed Sacrament church in Ottawa on Friday, March 3rd at 4:00 pm and afterwards we will be celebrating Dante’s life. We are requesting that everyone wear something red, Dante’s favourite colour. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the CHEO Foundation/Roger Neilson House.

Filed Under: Montreal, Ottawa

AUGUSTINE, Fred

Posted by on February 28, 2017


Passed away peacefully on February 26, 2017 at the age of 95 years. Reunited with his beloved wife Helen (2015). Loving father of Debbie Koehler (Pete) and the late Wayne Augustine (1976). Dear grandfather of Christopher (Traci), Michael and Brittany. Cherished great grandfather of Dylan. Dear brother of Tracy, Bee, Tina and Tom. Fred was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL (CENTRAL CHAPEL) 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E., 519-253-7234 on Friday March 3, 2017 from 11 am until time of funeral Service beginning at 1:30 pm in the Chapel. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com.

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

Chamberlain, Robert George

Posted by on February 28, 2017

Has gone to be with his loving wife Maureen (2012) to take the last ride on the Harley to the truck stop in the sky. He leaves behind his beloved girls Sarah (Dan) and Maaika and his granddaughter Kassandra. ‘Boob’ will be remembered by his siblings Florence (John), Johnny, Doreen, Carol, Pat (Fred), Polly (Cliff), Steven (Debbie), the late Brian and the Cleary Girls Jeanne (late Jim), Gwenn (Rosco), Pat (late Lee), Sylvia, Anne-Marie and the late Maggie. Loved by many, many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends as well as his fur companions, Damien & Cinnamon. Predeceased by his parents Maureen, George and step father John and his parents in law Tini, George and step father Albert. As a family we will be honoring our father’s wishes to have cremation take place and will have a celebration of his life at a later date. A big thank you to the WRH Nurses and Staff at Ouellette Campus, 7 East and 8 West for the compassionate care you provide to our father. If you so desire, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

Wood, Larry

Posted by on February 28, 2017

Larry passed away peacefully on February 22, 2017. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Arrangements entrusted to Windsor Chapel (CENTRAL CHAPEL), 1700 Tecumseh Road East, 519.253.7234. Online condolences and cherished memories may be left with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

Nelitz, Edith

Posted by on February 28, 2017

Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on February 21, 2017 at the age of 95. Reunited with her beloved husband Walter (1993) and dear daughter Judy (2005). Loving mother to Barry and wife Dorothy. Proud grandma to Todd, Jodi, Rick, Wendy, John, Denise, John Jr., Wanda, Cindy and many great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Survived by her brother Bill and sister in laws Elsie, Fran, Myrtle and brother in law Ed. Edith will be missed by many nieces, nephews and extended family. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Chapel) 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. 519-253-7234 on Sunday February 26, 2017 from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service will take place on Monday February 27, 2017 at 10:30 am in the Chapel. Interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In memory of Edith, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association Windsor & District Branch or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

Power, Sheila Marie

Posted by on February 28, 2017

Passed away suddenly on February 21, 2017 at the young age of 60 years. Sheila is predeceased by her loving husband Danniel. Her late parents Joseph and Ethel, sister Maureen and her brother Paul. Sheila will be deeply missed by her siblings Pauline (Egon), Michael, Brian (Roz), Kathleen, and Tom (Pam). She is survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Sheila was a loyal employee of the Walk-In Law Firm of Windsor working 17 years of dedicated service. Visitation will take place at the WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Chapel) 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. 519 253-7234 on Friday February 24, 2017 from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers Friday at 7:30 p.m. Visitation to continue on Saturday February 25, from 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. at Most Precious Blood Church (1947 Meldrum Rd.) Cremation to follow. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

THIBERT, Lillian (Nee Poitras)

Posted by on February 28, 2017

 at 95 years old (May 19, 1921-Feb. 27, 2017) wife of the late Noël Thibert (1989), daughter of the late Narcisse Poitras (1960) and Albertine Bouchard (1961). Loving mother of Art (Yvonne Dupuis 2003), and special friend Marianne Burling, Jeanne Renaud (Don), Gloria Demeter(Joe), Robert (Debbie Barr) Gerard (Kim Solomchuck), Donald (Sandy de Jeu). Meme was so proud of her 15 grand children and 22 great grandchildren and one on the way. Lillian was a lifetime member of Catholic Women’s League and a member of the Ladies Auxillary for St. Gregory’s. Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. 519-253-7234 on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with parish prayers at 7:30 p.m. On Friday, friends and relatives will be received at Good Shepherd Church (St. Gregory’s Site) 13789 St. Gregory’s Rd. at 10:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. In kindness, donations may be made to In Honour of the Ones We Love. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com.

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

Seguin, Jean Paul

Posted by on February 28, 2017

It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of John on February 26, 2017 at 89 years of age after a long and valiant fight with cancer. Reunited with his loving wife Mary (nee Marchi) with whom he celebrated over 50 years of marriage. Dear father of Lynda Armstrong and late husband Dwaine, Sue Reed and late husband Theo and Mark Seguin and wife Kathleen. Dear grandfather “Gramps” of Kevin Armstrong and wife Christina, Dana Zajacz and husband Ken, Christopher Reed and wife Eve and the late Chad Reed. Great grandfather of Braeden, Justin, Kallie, Jordyn and Tyler. Predeceased by his sisters Jean, Theresa and Annette and brothers Homer, Philip, Rudy and Gerald. Survived by his sisters Hilda and Laura Jean and brothers Dennis and Ozzie. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews. John retired from Chrysler after 32 years of dedicated service. For those who knew John will always remember his determination and his constant need to repair things which he did right up until his last days. A special thank you to Dr. Hamm and Dr. Aouin and staff at Windsor Regional Cancer Centre for your stellar care given to our “Energizer Bunny”. Also, a heartfelt thank you to the staff and residents at Aspen Lake for your love, friendship and outstanding care given to John. Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd. East, 519-253-7234 on Tuesday February 28, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service Wednesday March 1, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Windsor Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

Spitzer, Marie Teresa

Posted by on February 28, 2017

In loving memory of Marie Teresa Spitzer, who passed away at the age of 81 on Sunday February 26, 2017 in her Windsor, Ontario home. She was a beautiful and amazing mother to Michael, Joseph and Lisa Spitzer. She lived and raised her children in Georgetown, Ontario where she spent most of her life. Georgetown was a town that was close to her heart, where she touched many lives and had wonderful friends. She was the grandmother of Joshua and Amanda. Marie always made us laugh; she lived a simple and uncomplicated life. She loved and was loved. You will forever be in our hearts, but until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand. At Marie’s request, cremation has taken place. A Funeral Mass in memory of Marie will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. 519-253-7234. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com We love you. Through the mercy of God, Rest in Peace.

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

Ognjanovski, Spasoje

Posted by on February 28, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Spasen on Friday, February 24, 2017 at the age of 81 years. Loving husband of Menka sharing 59 years of marriage together. Cherished father of late Rasko “Randy” (Marina), Andre (Sladjana “Sue”) and Snezana (Velko). Proud grandfather of Todd, Violet, Robert (Leah), Nikolas, Steven, Samantha, Nicole and Erik. Spasen will be dearly missed by many family members in Macedonia and Canada. A special thank you for the compassionate care from the doctors, nurses and staff from Hospice of Windsor – CCAC, Bayshore and ParaMed Home Health Care. Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. 519-253-7234 on Sunday, February 26, 2017 from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. Prayers at 7:00 p.m. Funeral on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. from the Funeral Home to St. Nicholas Macedonian Orthodox Church (5225 Howard Ave. LaSalle) for Funeral Service at 10:30 a.m. The Very Rev. Dr. Aleksandar Mustenikov officiating. Interment to follow at Windsor Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared at www.windsorchapel.com

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

BHATIA, Harichand

Posted by on February 28, 2017


Passed away peacefully February 22, 2017. Husband of the late Shanti Devi Bhatia (Dec. 17/16). Father of Sudershan Bhatia, Vijay Bhatia, Rakesh Bhatia, Subash Bhatia, Lt. Promila Bhatia and Neelam Kapoor. Grandfather of seven grandsons and five granddaughters, four great-grandsons and three great-granddaughters. Brother to Viday Sagar Bhatia and Kaushalya Bhatia. Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Visitation to be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd E. 519-253-7234 on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. Service will be held on Saturday February 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com.

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

SMITH, Kenneth “Ken” James of Grand Bend, age 63

Posted by on February 28, 2017

SMITH: Peacefully, but unexpectedly at his residence Kenneth “Ken” James Smith, of Grand Bend, age 63. Brother of Ron Smith of Strathroy and Debbie Garnis of Clinton. Survived by a son Tony. Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families and dear friend Gus Lukings. Predeceased by his parents Cecil and Vera (Sims) Smith, brother Fred Smith (2011). Interment Grand Bend Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

Filed Under: London

VANKOUGHNETT, Kenneth “Ken” Manley of Grand Bend, formerly of Sydenham, age 71

Posted by on February 28, 2017

VANKOUGHNETT: Peacefully, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia, on February 20, 2017, Kenneth Manley Vankoughnett, of Grand Bend, formerly of Sydenham, age 71. Beloved husband of Joan Dianna (Allen) Vankoughnett. Loved father and father-in-law of Allen and Doris Vankoughnett and Ronald and Susan Vankoughnett all of Grand Bend. Cherished grandpa of Felicia, Gregory, Jennifer and Corey Bishop. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Janet Vankoughnett of Harrowsmith Township, Joe and Annie Vankoughnett of Buck Lake, Melbourne and Pauline Vankoughnett of Harrowsmith township, Manley and Catherine Vankoughnett of Bellroc, Elizabeth Bell of Englehart, Roxanne Vankoughnett of Kingston Area, Darlene and Leonard Healey of Kingston, Patsy LaBarre of Alberta, Sheldon Vankoughnett and Vicki of Sydenham Township. He will be remembered by his many nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents Cecil and Lillian (Hamilton) Vankoughnett, brothers Ron Vankoughnett and Tommy Vankoughnett, infant siblings and brothers-in-law Bob Bell and Dennis LaBarre. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on February 23, 2017, from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by the Funeral Service, at 11 a.m. The Pastor Wally DeWolfe Officiating. Interment Sylvan Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Canadian Cancer Society, or St. Joseph’s Hospice 475 N. Christina St. Sarnia ON N7T SW3 would be appreciated by family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

Filed Under: Kingston, London

GOW, Melvin “Mel” Roy of Grand Bend (RR 1, Dashwood), age 75

Posted by on February 28, 2017

GOW: Peacefully, at Stratford General Hospital, Stratford on Saturday, February 4, 2017, Melvin Roy Gow, of Grand Bend (RR 1, Dashwood), age 75. Beloved husband of Margaret Doris (Whaling) Gow. Father of Bruce Gow, Patty and Murray Hachman of Elmira. Step-father of Mark Osment and partner Shelley Hall of Sarnia, Tracy Osment of Kitchener, Lisa and Paul Runstedler of Grand Bend and Dianne Osment of Grand Bend. Loved by his grandchildren, Justin, Amy, Kaitlyn, Mark (Kristen), Sarah, Bradley, and one great-grandchild on the way. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Doug Gow and Linda Gattie, Nelson and Margrit Gow, Sandra Gow all of Grand Bend, Dennis Gow and Tracy Beard, Steve and Lynda Gow all of Kitchener, Richard and Colleen Gow of Waterloo, Linda and Larry Karges of St. Clements. Melvin will be remembered by his mother Suzanna (Kropf) Gow-Barritt of Grand Bend and his many nieces, nephews and their families. Mel will be forever remembered by his many wonderful friends at the Grand Bend Legion and Turnbull’s Grove. Predeceased by his father Robert Melvin Gow. At Mel’s request, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Mel’s Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 498, Grand Bend, on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 2 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

Filed Under: Barrie, Kitchener, London, Sarnia

SHEPPARD, Gordon of Baltimore, ON

Posted by on February 28, 2017

Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital on Friday, February 24th, 2017 in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Mabel (nee Peddle). Loving father of Joe Sheppard (Laurie). Beloved grandfather of Jim, Rob, Gemma, Kate, Jeff, Russ, Tia and William. Survived by his siblings Ed (Nelly) and Bessy Pike (Angus). At Gord’s request there will be no visitation or service.
If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

Filed Under: Cobourg, Ontario

DOWDALL, Eugene William of Peterborough, ON

Posted by on February 28, 2017

Peacefully at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Friday, February 24, 2017, Eugene Dowdall at 84 years of age. Beloved husband of the late Frances Dowdall (nee Taylor). Dear father of Kirk Dowdall and Jayne Taylor. Brother of Vernon Dowdall, Harley Dowdall, and the late Marvin Dowdall. A spring interment will take place at Fairview Cemetery in Grafton. Those wishing may make a memorial donation to a charity of choice. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

Filed Under: Cobourg, Ontario, Peterborough

GREEN, Stuart William Morley of Hastings, ON

Posted by on February 28, 2017

Suddenly but peacefully at his home in Roseneath on Saturday, February 25, 2017, Stuart Green at 63 years of age. Cherished husband of Patricia Green (nee Stratton). Dear son of the late Gordon and Florence Green. Brother of Diane (Don) and uncle of Julie and Danny. Cremation with spring scattering of cremated remains. Those wishing may make a memorial donation to Victim Services of Ontario or to a charity of choice. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

Filed Under: Cobourg, Ontario, Peterborough

BURKE, Paul Peter

Posted by on February 28, 2017

Passed away peacefully on February 26, 2017 at the age of 53 years, surrounded by family. Paul is now reunited with his Father and fishing buddy, Peter Burke.  He will be greatly missed by his mother, Marguerite Burke, sisters Joy Burke and Mary-Frances Vitale (Mark), and niece, Lisa Marie Vitale, as well as many cousins.  Paul was a ray of sunshine to all who knew him. He was a busy man, working at Jerome Taylor Dealership and Tactical Solutions for many years.  Paul was also involved in and won many awards in soccer with Caboto Specials, Special Olympics, figure skating, bowling, floor hockey and swimming. He was a terrific dancer and loved music of all kinds.

If you so desire, donations to I.C.H.A. (Italian Canadian Handicapable Association) would be appreciated by the family.

Visitation Wednesday March 1st, 2017 from 3 – 5 pm & 7 – 9 pm. Parish Prayers Wednesday 4:30 pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Thursday, family and friends are invited to meet after 9:30am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (4401 Mount Royal Dr.) for a Funeral Mass at 10:30 am.  Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

Sinclair, Marion W.

Posted by on February 28, 2017

On February 23, 2017 at 95 years of age. Beloved wife and best friend of 59 years to Norman (2010). Loving mother of Sheila and husband Douglas (Clinton Twp, MI) and Mark and wife Mary. Cherished grandmother of Matthew, Sarah, Kelly and Kyle and great-grandmother of Micah. Predeceased by her sister Jean and husband Carl Bengston and sister-in-law Marion and husband Tim Sherritt. Also survived by nephews Jim Sherritt and Carl and Gary Bengston. Marion was a chartered member of Glenwood United Church, a member of the church building committee, a Sunday school teacher, life member of the Women`s Association and was church archivist for 50 years. As treasurer, Marion volunteered for 10 years on the construction of “Southwinds“ Community Living Among Seniors. In the last few years, Marion became a member and attended Bedford United Church and it became her church home. Thank you for the love and support from all the friends at Glenwood United Church. A special thank you to Charmaine Bailey Foutner, Frank MacIntyre and Bedford United Church for their care and compassion and to Doctors Seskie, Bergeron and all the staff at WRH-MET involved in her excellent care. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor Downtown Mission or Bedford United Church would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation Friday 7-9pm. Memorial Service Saturday 11am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

Breault, Joanne Yvonne (nee McKeon)

Posted by on February 28, 2017

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Joanne on February 23, 2017 at 81 years.  Beloved wife and best friend of 49 years to Thomas (2010).  Loving mother of Carrie  and Mike (Alison).  Treasured Memé to Eric (Mandi) and Amanda (Sean). Cherished Great-Memé of Carter, Payton and baby girl Ellig.  Devoted daughter of the late John and Kathryn (nee Kaufman) McKeon.  Dear sister of the late Daniel (Anne) McKeon, Mary Lynn (late Donald) Hinnegan, the late Christopher Mckeon, and late Ernest Mckeon (late Mary Catherine). Loved daughter-in-law of the late Elzeor and Florence Breault. Dearest sister-in-law of late Margaret Damphouse, Leonard (Betty) Breault, Beverley (Thomas) Heuston, late Donald Breault (Rita Breault Baute).  Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Joanne was an active member of the Catholic Woman’s League for many years, holding many positions on the executive.   If you so desire, donations to Muscular Dystrophy Canada would be appreciated by the family. Cremation services were held.  On Monday family and friends are invited to meet at Corpus Christi Church (1400 Cabana Rd. W.) after 10am followed by Memorial Mass at 11:30am. Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

A light from our family has gone,
A voice we loved is still,
A place is vacant in our hearts,
No one can ever fill.

Hochscheidt, Gail (nee Fekete)

Posted by on February 28, 2017

Peacefully on February 23, 2017 at 76 years of age. Reunited with her beloved husband Peter Martin (1979). Loving mother of Peter Joseph Hochscheidt and wife Debbie. Treasured Grandma Gail of Peter Christopher, Katie Ann and Mary Anna. She will be sadly missed by her cousin Regina Dobday and family and by the ladies of Coventry Court. Gail was a teacher with the Windsor and Essex County Catholic School Board for many years. She was a member of the CWL at St. Rose Church. She was a proud Catholic and a proud Canadian. In lieu of donations, the family asks that you take your family out for dinner in Gail’s memory. Visiting Sunday 3-5pm and 7-9pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Monday, family and friends are invited to meet after 10:00am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church for Mass of Christian burial at 11:00am. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, or photos at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

Fortier, John Robert

Posted by on February 28, 2017

Passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on February 23, 2017, at 70 years of age. Beloved Husband of the late Gail (2015). Loving Father of Stacie (Alan) and Jeff (Amanda). Cherished Papa of Josh, Samee, Melissa, Meg and Sky. Adored Big Brother of Pam Leach. Dear brother-in-law of Pat, Linda (Allan), Debbie (Les), Pam (Jim), Leslie (Bob). He will be deeply missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. John retired from Ford Motor and was a proud member of Local # 240. Special thanks to Dr. Fortuna and Dr. Cargill and his nurse Seana. Cremation has taken place. If you so desire, donations to Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Cremation service was held. Arrangements entrusted to FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

Evans, Gloria Jean

Posted by on February 28, 2017

Peacefully, with her loving family by her side on February 22, 2017 at 70 years of age. Beloved wife of 49 years to Al. Devoted mother of Darren & wife Arlene, Eric & wife Shelley and the late Scott (1971). Cherished Gramma of Kelsey and Chloe. Loving daughter of the late Peggy and George Popovich. Treasured sister of George & Adele Popovich and Richard & Brenda Popovich. Dear sister-in-law of Larry & Pauline Evans; Bill & Helena Evans; late Gertrude & Harry Kuruliak; late Oline, survived by husband Hugh Jennings and late Joyce Evans. She will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Gloria will be fondly remembered by her BFFs Carol Janise, Brenda Popovich, Marilyn McMillan and Joanne Prestia. Gloria had a zest for life and a passion for travel. She was a marvelous cook and baker spoiling her family and friends with her famous chocolate chip cookies. If you so desire donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Friday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Service Saturday 11:30am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca