Sklabinsky, Anna (nee ?astvan)

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Passed away peacefully on May 30th, 2017 at the age of 80 years. Beloved grandmother of Donald and Annamaria of Toronto. Loving mother of Samuel of Serbia (former Yugoslavia) and Ana of Toronto. Anna will be sadly missed by her many relatives in Serbia (former Yugoslavia), Australia and in Canada. Visiting Thursday 7-9pm. Funeral service on Friday at 10 am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment Victoria Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

MURTAGH, Joseph (Joe)

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82 years, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 28, 2017.  Beloved husband of Marguerite (Quenneville).  Dear father of Carolyn Sylvestre (Paul), Brian (Michelle), John (Karen), and Dan.  Loving grandpa of Megan, Tate, Joey, Cohen and Max.  Loving brother of the late Rose Reaume, late Pat Killen and Jack Murtagh.  Devoted son of the late John and Mary (Boyle).  Joe was a member of the Knights of Columbus #9793 and active in many charities throughout his life including the St. Vincent de Paul and as a driver for the Alzheimer’s Society.  Retired from Chrysler Canada after 41 years of service, ending his career in production control.  Joe was an active member of the Office & Clerical Union #1498.  Special thanks to the amazing staff at Heron Terrace nursing home for their outstanding care.  If you so desire, donations to the Parkinson’s Foundation would be appreciated.  Visitation Tuesday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m.  Prayers Tuesday 4:30 p.m., and Knights of Columbus Prayers Tuesday 7:30pm at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Wednesday, family and Friends and family are invited to meet at St. Anne Church, 12233 Tecumseh Road East, Tecumseh after 10 a.m., followed by Funeral Mass at 11 a.m.  Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

QUESNEL, David Joseph

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Passed away peacefully at Hospice of Windsor, after a courageous battle with cancer with his wife and children by his side.  Beloved husband of Susan (nee Laforest).  Cherished father to David, Daniel, and Sarah (James).  Loving Papa to Shaun.  Son of the late Leon and Theresa.  Outstanding brother to Gerry (Marney), late Bob; husband of Barb, Paul, Tim, Annette Cousineau (Michael), Eileen Kool (John), Doreen Renaud (Paul), Teresa Sanson (Marco), Lori DesRosiers (Tim), and Michelle Quesnel-Sofia (Greg).  Brother-in-law of Randy Laforest (Judy), Mark Laforest, and Scott Laforest (Lisa).  Special uncle and great uncle to many nieces and nephews.  Heartfelt thanks to Bayshore  Healthcare, especially nurse Carol and to the staff and volunteers of Hospice of Windsor for their outstanding care.  If you so desire, donations to the Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated.  David was a wonderful provider to his family and gave 45 years of dedicated service to Valiant Machine and Tool.  Visitation Wednesday 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Combined Parish and Knights of Columbus #4924 Prayers Wednesday 7:30 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Thursday, family and friends are invited to meet at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 834 Raymo Rd after 10 a.m., followed by funeral Mass at 11 a.m.  Cremation to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

BURNAND, Keith Michael

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54 years, passed away suddenly on May 28, 2017. Reunited with his mom Jeannette (2004) and dad Herbert (2013). Dear brother of Rick (Pauline) and Kim Soucie (Jim). He will be missed by his niece Melissa and nephews Chris and Phil and their families. Our family would like to extend a special thank you to the entire Windsor ACT team for your compassion and kindness over the last three years. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held. Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

LONGLADE, Marjorie (nee Sanders)

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86 years passed away on May 28, 2017 at Richmond Terrace Nursing Home.  Beloved wife of over  63 years to Willard.  Predeceased by her parents Everett & Eva. Cherished mother to Lorilee. (Toledo, OH).  Mother-in-law to Julianne & predeceased by her son John David (2003).  Loving Grandma to Andrea Sanders Longlade. (London, England).  Dear sister of Norma Hamilton & the late Bill (2010) & predeceased by her sister Roberta (2008) & by her brother Bill (2015) & wife Betty.  She will be sadly missed by her family, friends and the Victoria Street feline friends.  Marjorie’s family would like to thank the staff at Richmond Terrace for the exceptional care and compassion shown to her and her family. Donations to Hospice Windsor Essex or Alzheimer`s Association would be greatly appreciated.  Visiting at Families First Funeral Home, 585 Sandwich St. S., Amherstburg (519-969-5841) on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 1:00 p.m.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

Taylor, Gavin

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Died suddenly on May 28, 2017 at 20 years of age.  Beloved son of Jenn and Keith.  Big and loving brother of Gage and Grant.   Gavin was a cherished grandson, nephew and cousin and will be missed by his family and friends.  Special friend of Karina.  Gavin was newly enrolled in an apprenticeship program at St. Clair College.  Gavin Taylor was a kind hearted, smart, outgoing guy who had nothing but love and respect to his family and friends. He could make you laugh for hours over the smallest things. He most definitely was the life of the party. Always taking an adventure with courage and excitement.  Always down for anything. Gavin was someone who would bend over backwards for anyone he cared about through thick and thin. It is absolutely heart breaking to see a happy and warm-hearted guy pass away so soon. He had the biggest impact on everyone in his life; memories of Gavin will never vanish.  He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association would be appreciated. Visitation Thursday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m.  Funeral Service Friday 11:30 a.m. at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

Robinson, Cathy

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Passed away peacefully in the presence of her loving family on May 27, 2017 at 53 years of age after a courageous battle with breast cancer.  Loving and devoted mother of Mary and Drew Gorissen, John and Katarina.  Very proud grandma of Taryn Gorissen.  Daughter of the late Harvey and Margaret Wilson.  Dear sister of Craig and Amber Wilson, Guy Wilson and aunt of two nieces, Maggie and Gwen.  A special thank you to coworkers from VON for your love and support over the years. Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

Dupuis, Anne Theresa (née Reaume)

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend on May 27, 2017 at the age of 60.  Cherished wife and soulmate of Randy for 40 years.  Devoted Mother of Diane Lyons and husband Brett, Nicole Money and husband Ken.  “The best in the world” Grandmother of Scarlett and Rowan Lyons and grand-dog Ru and late grand-cat Neko.  Loving daughter of Josephine Reaume and the late Nelson (2012).  Treasured sister of Ron Reaume and wife Patti, Brenda Verkoeyen and husband Marty, Geoffrey Reaume and wife Esther, Laura Reaume (the late Kris Burleigh), and re-united in Heaven with Carole Delisle (survived by Norm Delisle) and Dan Reaume.  Dear daughter-in-law of Janet Filteau and the late Glenn Filteau and Percy Dupuis.  Loving sister-in-law of Sue Monfries, James Dupuis, Dan Dupuis and wife Carolyn, Percy Dupuis and wife Glynis, Mike Dupuis and wife Carol, Mary Ann Quinlan and husband Cliff, Celeste McKenzie and husband Harry and the late Dave Dupuis (survived by Joanne).  Anne will be sadly missed and always remembered by her many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Anne led a beautiful and faith filled life dedicated to helping others in her family and in her chosen profession as an Early Childhood Educator.  Family meant everything to her and her grandchildren were the light of her life.  Words cannot describe the enormity of her loss.  If you so desire, donations to the Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association or Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation Wednesday, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. with Parish Prayers at 7:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Thursday, family and friends are invited after 9:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Church, 85 Park Street East.  Burial to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

Panganiban, Mila

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Passed away with her loving family by her side on May 25, 2017 at 65 years of age. Cherished wife of Angel for 45 years. Beloved mother of Milannie (Bobby) Nicholson and Don (Arlene) Panganiban. Loving Inay of Donald, Landon and Iris. Dear daughter of Leonila and the late Celso Mendoza of the Philippines. Dear sister of Vicky (Nanding) Hernandez. She will be sadly missed by her extended family and dear friends across the world. Mila started working at Grace Hospital in 1976 and transferred to Windsor Regional Hospital Met Campus in her later years and retired in 2012. Special thank you to the Palliative care unit at Hotel Dieu Grace.  If you so desire, donations to The Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Tuesday 3-5p.m and 7-9p.m. Parish Prayers Tuesday at 4:30p.m at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Wednesday, family and friends are invited to meet at Assumption Church, McEwan Campus (711 McEwan Ave.) after 9:30a.m until time of Funeral Mass at 10:30a.m. Procession to Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

Marentette, Roland William Joseph “Rolly”

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Peacefully at home on May 24, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer at 69 years of age. Cherished husband and best friend of Sandra (nee Bell) for 43 years. Loving father of James and partner Michael Wyatt; and Scott Fletcher and fiancée Stephanie Torres. Dear brother of Donald (Laurette) of Winnipeg, Elaine (late Luc Quenneville), Carolyn (late Len Marentette), Joanne (Bob Heaton), and Mona Lynne (Jerome Souilliere). Loved brother-in-law of Robert Bell (Ana) and Donna (Gerald Davis). He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Rolly was a crusader for the rights of injured workers and developmentally handicapped. He was a long-time labor activist and a voice on worker Health and Safety. If you so desire, donations to Downtown Mission or to Street Help would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Monday 7-9pm. On Tuesday family and friends are invited to meet after 12:00p.m. with funeral service at 1:00pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

Bain, Barbara (nee Linton)

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Peacefully, on May 23, 2017 at 76 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Harold Bain (2009).  Cherished mother of Kathryn & Brian Dixon and Douglas & Ana Bain.  Treasured grandmother of Sophia, Olivia and Nicole Dixon, and Nicholas and Isabella Bain.  Predeceased by siblings Betty (Bill) Partridge, Gwen (Don) Latter, and Murray.  Survived by many nieces and nephews. Barbara was a former teacher with the Windsor Board of Education and was also an employee of Sears. A private family service will be held. Arrangements entrusted to Families First South Windsor 3260 Dougall Ave. (519-969-5841). Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

REEVES, David Earl

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Passed away on May 30th age 82.  Survived by loving wife of 60 years Elizabeth (nee Fabu), daughters Susanna (David), Natalie (Garry) Predeceased by his son Ashley. Grandpa to Allison and Braeden. Step-grandpa to Evan, Stephen, Spencer, Chris, & Zach.  Brother of Richard, Larry, Patsy, Janice, & Rosemary.  Predeceased by parents Arthur & Jessie, brothers John, Robert, & Dennis.  He will be missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends.   David was a dedicated Secondary School teacher with WECDSB and also worked with the Royal Canadian Engineers Vedder Crossing, BC.  He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 12 and retired as a Captain from the Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment.   David delighted in seeing the development of young people: his students, cadets, and most of all his grandchildren.  He enjoyed reading, music, gardening and spending time with his pets Sassy, Joey, and Otis.  David’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to CCAC, WRH-Met Campus ICU for the care & compassion shown to David & his family.  Donations to the Canadian Dachshund Rescue or Windsor Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place.  Memorial service will be held at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 1983 St. Mary’s Gate, Walkerville on Friday, June 9th, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.  Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

KERFORD, Clementine Ivy of Brockville, Ontario

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KERFORD, Clementine Ivy

Came into this world at the Ottawa Hospital, General Campus on Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 at 6:54 pm. Clementine will be sadly missed by her loving parents Lesley Patry and Robert Kerford; 5 year old sister Paisley Kerford; glamma Shirley MacLean and grandad Wayne Illingworth; grandad Claude Patry and grandma Lee Boyd; great grandparents Mac and Norma MacLean; Great grandmother Rita Patry; grandpa Jeff Kelly and nana Sue Kelly; and great grandparents Fred and Shirley Kelly. Dear niece of Brent and Teresa Patry (cousin Nolan), Bryce Patry, Patrick and Melissa Hall (cousin Brooke), Brian and Missy Cayen and Tara Kelly. Also missed by other great aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family

All are welcome to stop by and give condolences at Robert and Lesley’s home at 40 North Augusta Road, Brockville on Saturday June 3rd, 2017 between 1pm and 4 pm.  In memory of Clementine, donations to the CHEO cardiology department or Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep remembrance photography would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.  Messages of condolence may be sent online at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.

Filed Under: Brockville, Ontario

DUMOND, Patricia Mary of Brockville, Ontario

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DUMOND, Patricia Mary

Peacefully entered into rest at the Brockville General Hospital Charles St. Site on Sunday May 28th, 2017. Patricia (O’Donnell) Dumond of Brockville, aged 72 years.  Beloved wife of Brian Dumond. Loving mother of James Dumond (Darlene) of Brockville. Robin Heusser (Kevin) of Shanly, Nicole Steele (Mark) of Brockville and Edward Dumond (Tracy) of Spencerville..  Cherished by her grandchildren Amanda, Brianna, Haley, Nastassia, Makinley and Darcy and great granddaughter Shea.   Predeceased by parents Gerald and Florence (Whalley) O’Donnell and brother Mark. Also missed by many extended family and friends.

Family will receive friends at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl Street East, Brockville on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.  The Liturgy of the Christian Funeral will be Celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church, 66 Church St., Brockville on Friday June 2nd, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.  Interment St. Francis Xavier Cemetery.  In memory of Patricia, donations to the Brockville District Hospital Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.  Messages of Condolence may be sent online at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.

Filed Under: Brockville, Ontario

FORTEN, Robert F. of Charleston Lake and formerly of Brockville, Ontario

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FORTEN, Robert F.

Passed away peacefully at his home on Charleston Lake on Saturday May 27th, 2017. Robert Forten aged 79 years. Beloved husband of the late Marjorie (Bonsteel) Forten. Loving father of Donna Hayes (Greg), Marilyn White (Steve) all of Mallorytown and Mike Forten (Linda Bailey) of Johnstown. Cherished grandfather of Jessica and Jared Avery (Leigh Ann) and Corey White (Julie); and great grandfather of Caleb. Also missed by his good friend Annette Bowen. Dear brother of Dorothy Mallory, Rita Kittle, Bill Forten and the late Archie Forten, Elsie Nesbitt and Helen Asselin. Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Dear son of the late Wilfred and Gertrude (Maughan) Forten.

At the family’s request a Private Celebration of Robert’s Life will be held.  In memory of Robert, donations to the Brockville District Hospital Foundation Palliative Care would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. E., Brockville. Messages of condolence may be made online at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.

Filed Under: Brockville, Ontario

ROW-GENEAU, Helen Ann of Brockville, Ontario

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ROW-GENEAU, Helen Ann

Peacefully entered into rest at the Brockville General Hospital, Charles Street Site on Wednesday May 25th, 2017.  Helen (Harper) Row-Geneau of Brockville aged 75years.  Beloved wife of the late Harold Row. Loving mother of Tom (Laurie) and Andrew (Lise) Row. Cherished grandmother of Courtney (Ajay) Eberhardt, and Ryan and Jenna Row; and great grandmother of Aubree and Hudson Eberhardt. Dear sister of  Margaret Harper and the late Henry and Douglas Harper and Rose Gibson.  Dear daughter of the late Thomas and Helen (Funnell) Harper. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. E., Brockville on Wednesday May 31st, 2017 for the Funeral Service which will be held in the Chapel at 10:00 a.m. Interment Oakland Cemetery.  In memory of Helen donations to the Brockville District Hospital Foundation Palliative Care or the Ontario Lung Association would be gratefully appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be made online at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.

Filed Under: Brockville, Ontario

SOUCIE, Gary William of North Augusta, Ontario

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SOUCIE, Gary William

Suddenly entered into rest at the Brockville General Hospital, Charles Street Site on Wednesday May 24th, 2017.  Gary Soucie of North Augusta aged 67years. Beloved husband of Agathe (Paquette) Soucie. Loving father of Kenneth (Leanne) and Jason (Jaime) Soucie. Cherished grandfather of Tyler, Mackenzie and Kara. Dear brother of Wendi Rajewski (late Bud), Kim Soucie and the late Wayne Soucie; and brother-in-law of Julie, Claude, Madeleine, Gilles, Angelo, Jean Marie and the late Lise and Yvan. Dear son of the late Kenneth and Audrey (Tomkinson) Soucie. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. E., Brockville on Tuesday May 30th, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. followed by the Funeral Liturgy which will be held in the Chapel at 1:00 p.m. Interment St. Theresa Catholic Cemetery.  In memory of Gary donations to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute or the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be made online at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.

Filed Under: Brockville, Ontario

TAYLOR, Grace Margaret of Cobourg, ON

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Peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital, at the age of 75 on Tuesday May 30, 2017. Wife of the late Basil Taylor (2000). Loving mother of Dan (Robin), Mike (Lori) and Andy (Deanna). Cherished grandmother of Robert, Meghan, Brian, Skye, Travis, Kara, Connor and Cameron. Much loved sister of John (Sue) and Gord (1997). Beloved aunt of John and Malynda. Grace will be remembered fondly by her loving friends, Marianne and Sue. Celebration of life to be held on Sunday June 4, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Columbus Community Centre 232 Spencer St. Cobourg. Those wishing may make a memorial donation to Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

Filed Under: Cobourg, Ontario

Higgins, Edith Elizabeth of Sarnia

The Lord called EDITH (BLACKMORE) HIGGINS age 96 home on Tuesday May 30, 2017 from Vision Nursing Home.  Beloved wife of the late Robert Cecil Higgins (2004) of Sarnia.  Loving mother of June Wile and husband Dan, Richard Higgins and wife the late Sue, Fred Higgins and wife Kathy and Nancy Haslip and husband Ed.  Cherished grandmother to David Loosemore, Mike Loosemore, Ann Marie Larivière and husband Ted, Theodore Higgins, Julie Meloche and husband Chad, Cindy Jacques and husband Dan, Brenda Higgins and husband Donald Arbeau, Tammy Haslip and husband Dwayne Ross, Doug Haslip and wife Kate and Katie Haslip and husband Jake Baldwin.  Great-grandmother to Ashley Loosemore, PJ Loosemore, Maddison Larivière, Paiden Larivière, Brennan Larivière, Niles Higgins, Justin Meloche, Chantel Meloche, Tyler Jacques, Kyle Jacques, Makayla Arbeau, Kaden Arbeau, Hunter Ross, Wyatt Ross, Cooper Haslip, Brodie Haslip, Emily Baldwin and great great-grandmother to Devon, Mason, Oakley and Maddie.  Dear sister to Doris Humphrey.  Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will be held at a later date.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Society.  Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE.

Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

Filed Under: Sarnia

MARIER, Robert “Bob”

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Born September 26, 1944. Passed away suddenly at his home on May 25, 2017. Loving and caring husband of Annette (nee Lendorf, Wells) for over 23 years. Survived by his blended family Deborah Bondy and Steven Schafer, Alan & Latoya Wells, Joel Wells (Tammy), Christina Kinsman-Wells and Jeffrey Bondy. Grandfather of Erika and Nicklaus Bondy and Larissa and Makayla Wells. Much loved by his sisters Louise Tartaglia, Françoise Blavat and Pierrette Marier (Paul Legris). Reunited with his loving parents Paul Emile and Rose as well as his brother in laws Bob Tartaglia and Ralph Blavat. Bobby will be missed by his many nieces and nephews as well as his many cousins. After 37 years he retired from Chryslers in 2001. Visiting will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. 519-253-7234 on Sunday, May 28, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at St. Anne Church 12233 Tecumseh Rd. E. on Monday from 10:00 until time of funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. In kindness, donations may be made to The Canadian Diabetes Association. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com.

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

Miernicke, Betty Mae

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Passed away peacefully at Windsor Regional Hospital on May 24, 2017 at the age of 87 with her family at her side. Dear mother of Jim (Paulette) and Stephen (Laura). She is the proud grandma of Laura (Charlie), Stephen (Tara), Lindsay (Srdjan), Natalie, Jen (Rob), Danielle (Johan), Karen (Evan) and her 9 great grandchildren; Jack, Ryan, Sadie, Audrey, Rubie, Hunter, Kent, Weston and Charlotte. Betty is predeceased by her sisters Ruth and Mona and is survived by her nieces, nephews, many dear friends and caregivers. Memorial visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E 519-253-7234 on Monday, May 29, 2017 from 6-9pm and on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from 1pm until the time of her Celebration of life at 2pm in the Funeral Home Chapel. A special thank you to Dr. Jamie Loaring and her office staff for their exceptional care of our mother over the years. If you so desire, donations to the WRH – Dialysis Unit is appreciated. Condolences may be left at www.windsorchapel.com

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

Murgu, Nikolaje

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Passed suddenly on May 28, 2017 at the age of 76. He will be forever missed by his daughters Ana (Peter), Vickie (Dorel) and his cherished grandsons Christopher and Michael. Predeceased by his sister Rachila (2016) and was the dear uncle to her children Kostica and Dorina Zura. Nick will be dearly missed by many relatives and friends. Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Chapel) 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E 519-253-7234 on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8pm. The Funeral Service will take place in the Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 10am. Burial to follow at Windsor Memorial Gardens. A heartfelt thank you to all the staff at WRH-Ouellette Campus 8th floor for your kind and compassionate care of our father. If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Condolences may be left at www.windsorchapel.com.

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

Kiss, Mary

Posted by on May 31, 2017

(Nee Dunyak)
Born in Windsor on July 23, 1931. She left peacefully for heaven on May 27, 2017 to be reunited with her beloved husband, Michael (2005). Loving mother of Katie, David (Gayle) and Andy (Heather). Cherished Grandma of Jessica (Erik), Joanne (Daniel), Andrea, Ryan and Mitchell. Proud great-grandma of Ella, Jax, and Vienna. Predeceased by her dear parents Steve and Mary Dunyak. Cherished sister of Irene Minello (late Albert). Beloved sister-in-law of Mary Kiss (late Julius). She will be missed by many nieces, nephews and extended family. Mary was a very devoted and faithful member of the St. Mary’s Hungarian Byzantine Catholic Church, working in many capacities as a treasurer and loyal volunteer until the church closed. Mary’s passion was her family. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew her. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Chapel) 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. 519-253-7234 on Thursday June 1, 2017 from 2-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Parish Prayers at 7:30 pm. Funeral Service will take place on Friday June 2, 2017 at 9:45 am from the Funeral Home then to Most Precious Blood Church for Funeral Mass at 10:30 am. Fr. Greg Bonin to officiate. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. In kindness, donations may be made in memory of Mary to CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) or the Heart and Stroke Foundation (Windsor Office). Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

Giuseppe (Beppi) Spadotto

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March 27, 1928

In sorrow we announce the passing of Giuseppe in his 90th year at Metropolitan Hospital on May 26, 2017 after a brave journey through Alzheimer’s.

Cherished husband of 60 years to Mirella (nee Famiglio). Much loved father of Eros (Lisa) and Denise (Paul Greco). Adored Nonno of Nicole, David and Gioia. Treasured Zio of nephews-like-sons Ivo (Shirley) and Lou (Charlene). Special Zio and Bis-Zio to many nieces and nephews in Canada and Italy.
Alzheimer’s seemed to scatter his memories in the wind but we carefully caught them because to us Giuseppe and his stories will never be forgotten. Giuseppe grew up in Azzano Decimo, Italy and is predeceased by his parents and all eight of his brothers and sisters. He served in the mountain infantry corps of the Italian Army, the Alpini, in 1949. Together with his new bride he came to Canada in 1957 in search of a better life. He showed us the meaning of work ethic in all that he did including his work at Collavino Construction and as a member of CAW 444 at Chrysler Canada. He impressed upon us the importance of heritage, tradition and fellowship especially through his beloved Giovanni Caboto Club. He passionately loved to watch and cheer all sports particularly hockey and soccer. He toiled with care over his meticulous garden and loved to sit down to a giant plate of pasta and a glass of homemade wine. He knew that laughter made everything better and always had a constant dose of silliness for everyone and an infectious smile that could light up any room. Beppi’s smile was always brightest when he was with family and friends and most especially his grandchildren. A very special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at Metropolitan Hospital who took such good care of dad.

Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Chapel), 1700 Tecumseh Road, East (519-253-7234), on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from 3:00pm – 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Parish prayers will take place at 4:30 pm. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 8:45 am from the funeral home going to St. Angela Merici Church, 980 Louis Avenue, for Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 am. Entombment will follow at Windsor Memorial Gardens.
In kindness, memorial tributes may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or to the Alzheimer Society of Windsor-Essex County. Cherished memories and online condolences in Giuseppe’s memory may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

VARLEY, Ronald “Ron” George

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74 years of age, of Windsor on May 25, 2017. Beloved husband of Marie Rose “Mary” Varley (nee: Montpetit) of 51 years.
Loving father of Ron Varley, Cheryl and Gord Fay of Oshawa, and predeceased by cherished daughter Debra Leixner (nee Varley). Father-in-law to Kurt Leixner. Dearest son of the late George and Eleanor Varley (nee Schlarp). Much loved grandfather of Amanda and Michael Fay of Oshawa, Alex Leixner, and Brittani Varley. Dear brother to Alfred and Arthur Varley. Loving nephew of Violet Boissonault. Brother-in-law to Blanche and Greg Masters, George Montpetit, John Montpetit, Mary Jane Marion, Gerard Montpetit, predeceased by Kathy Monpetit, Paul Montpetit, Annette and Mike Graham.
Survived by many nieces, nephews, friends, and special friend; Rick Stata of Port Hope, and Bill Ziriada and George Wolstencroft of Windsor.
After finishing high school (Walkerville Collegiate), Ron served 3 years in the U.S. Army.
Shortly after his discharge he became a meat cutter at Dominion Stores where he worked for 20 years. While employed there he became the President of the Local Union (14045 U.S.W.A.) and remained so for 19 years and Vice-President of the Windsor and District Labour Council for 4 years. Ron also became very active in the New Democratic Party where he managed many election campaigns in Windsor and across Canada including Campaign Manager for Dave Cooke and Howard McCurdy. Ron became a Representative of the United Steelworkers of America where he served for 20 years in Toronto and Oshawa until his retirement in 2003. Even after retiring, Ron was called on to teach active unionists the art of negotiating collective agreements. Ron’s passion (besides reading and his granddaughter’s baseball) was helping those who needed help the most and he will be sadly missed by all of us. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Brouillette Manor, the nurses, support staff, and Dr.’s Sheehan & Zaki for their care and compassion during Ron’s stay.
Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Chapel), 1700 Tecumseh Rd E 519.253.7234 on Monday, May 29, 2017 from 2-5 & 7-9pm. Words of Remembrance will take place on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 11 am in the Chapel. Burial will follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.
In kindness, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Windsor Essex Cancer Centre Foundation in memory of Ron.
Online condolences and cherished memories may be left with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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