BENNETT, Marvin Sr.

Posted by on April 17, 2014

web_bennett marvinPeacefully on April 16, 2014 at the age of 78. Loving husband of Barbara for 58 years. Dear father of Lori, Marvin Jr. and wife Karen, Jeff and Armand, Glenn and Patty. He will be sadly missed by his 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren and his siblings Ivy, Danny, Elmer and the late James. If you so desire, donations to Hospice Residential would be appreciated by the family. A private family service has taken place and cremation was held. Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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Porco, Raimondo

Posted by on April 17, 2014

web_porco raimondoPeacefully surrounded by his family on April 16, 2014 at 86 years of age. Beloved husband of the late Gilda (2007). Cherished father of Frank and Santina DiPonti, Tony and Carmela DiPonti, Sam and Linda Porco, Tullio and Lina DiPonti, Marisa and Fiore Isabella, Rose and Robert Cannata and the late Anna Porco (1967). Loving nonno of Raimondo (Cristina), David (Andrea), Gilda (Salvatore), Angelo (Anna), Anthony (Lisa), Michael (Louisa), Robert (Sara), Cristina (Todd), Lisa, Franca, Anthony and now holding his grandson Lorenzo (1993). Great-nonno of Colton, Christian, Madalyn, Silvana and Antonio. Predeceased by his parents and brothers Vittorio & Vincenzo. Also survived by many nieces and nephews in Italy. Raimondo had a passion for family, gardening and his weekly card games with friends. If you so desire, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Windsor and Essex County would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Sunday from 2-5pm and 7-9pm. Prayers Sunday 8:00 pm. Funeral Monday 8:45 am from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church for Mass at 10:00am. Entombment, Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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Schroeder, John “Jack”

Posted by on April 16, 2014

web_shroeder johnPraise God that our Faithful Husband, Father and Grandfather is now in Heaven with Jesus, His Promise of “Rest” has come to Fruition. Passed away peacefully with his loving family by side on April 16, 2014 after a courageous battle with multiple myeloma at 74 years of age. Beloved husband of Marlene (nee Dunn) for 54 years. Loving father of Jay (Tricia), Jon and Jill (Charles). Treasured grandpa of James, Jacob, Charlotte, Julia, Jada and Jacey. Dear brother of Larry (Gayle)  and the late Bill (Judy). Jack will be missed by his nieces, nephews and dear friends. Jack was a teacher and coach for 38 years, lifetime member of the Windsor District Basketball and Football Referee Associations and the first recipient of the Sydney Halter Award for National recognition of amateur football. He left in indelible mark on hundreds of Canadians through his continuous contribution to sport, up to and including the last year of his life, through  admission to both the University of Windsor and Essex County Sports Hall of Fame. Jack was also a proud and active member of Theatre Alive which he shared with his 3 granddaughters Charlotte, Julia and Jacey. If you so desire, donations to the Multiple  Myeloma Association would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Sunday 2-5pm and 7-9pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 On Monday, family and friends are invited to meet at Our Lady of Mount Carmel (4401 Mount Royal Drive) after 9:00am followed by the Mass of Resurrection at 10:00am. Procession to Heavenly Rest Cemetery Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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TOUMA, Linda Marie (nee Kameka)

Posted by on April 16, 2014

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Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on April 15, 2014 at 50 years of age.  Beloved wife of 16 years to Tony.  Cherished mother of Lauren, Alaina and Jillian.  Loving daughter of Emmett and the late Margaret Kameka.  Dear sister of Michael Kameka (Daylene), and Glenn Kameka (Anne).  Dear daughter-in-law of Siman & Kalime Touma.  Loving sister-in-law of Mike Touma (Julie), Diane Azar (Sam), Joe Touma (Sue), and Simona Touma.  She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews and extended family members.  Linda enjoyed her career and caring for people as a nurse in Windsor. She enjoyed her time gardening, cooking and spending time with her family. Our family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses, oncologists, surgeons and caregivers; and the CCAC, VON, Bayshore and Hospice teams; from Guelph, Waterloo, Hamilton and Windsor who deserve recognition for the amazing care and support.  If you so desire, donations to the Hospice of Windsor-Residential Homes would be appreciated by the family.  Visiting Sunday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. with parish prayers at 8:00 p.m.  Funeral Monday 10:15 a.m. from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841  to St. Charbel Church, 5700 Outer Drive for Mass at 11:00 a.m.  Entombment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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Bene, Steve

Posted by on April 15, 2014

Left his earthly tabernacle to go home, to be with his Lord, peacefully on April 15, 2014 at 78 years of age. Beloved husband of Elaine Bene. Cherished father of Duane and wife Karen Bene and Jason and wife Laurie Bene. Loving grandfather of Brittany, Wesley, Ethan and Ava. Dear brother of Peter, Mary, Paul, Barbara, Jack and the late Anna, John, Daniel and Elizabeth. Steve was a retired employee with Chrysler Canada. In Lieu of flowers, donations to the Gideon Bible Society or the Windsor Life Center would be appreciated by the family. Cremation was held. On Monday, family and friends are invited to meet at Windsor Christian Fellowship Church (4490 7th Concession, Windsor) after 10:00am. followed by Memorial Service at 11:00am. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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MIDDLETON, Richard “Rick”

Posted by on April 15, 2014

68 years, courageously passed away on April 15, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of 44 years to Kathleen (nee Nowitsky). Devoted father of Ian & Jenny and David & Kaitlin Kennedy. Much loved grandpa of Claire and Zachary. Predeceased by his father Robert Middleton (1951) and mother Bernice Bischoff (2001). Dear step-son of Helmut Bischoff. Dear brother of Don & Sue, Kathy & Ron White, Peter & Darlene Bischoff, Gordon Bischoff & Kim Klyn, brother-in-law of Pat Michie (the late Tom), Mary Lou Nowitsky (the late Jerry), Mike & Janet Nowitsky and son-in-law of the late Lodjin (1990) and the late Pauline Nowitsky (1998). Rick will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. He was a secondary school teacher for many years with the Windsor Essex District School Board. He was actively involved with high school athletics and was a Lifetime Member of the Windsor & District Basketball Referee’s Association. Rick especially loved to travel with his wife and family. He will be remembered by all those who knew and loved him. If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Friday 3-5 & 7-9 pm at Families First, 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Saturday, family and friends are invited to meet at Corpus Christi Church, 1400 Cabana W., after 10am followed by Liturgy of the Word at 11 am. Private family entombment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Peterson, Brian Wayne

Posted by on April 14, 2014

web_peterson_brianPassed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on April 14, 2014 at 62 years of age. Cherished father of Jennifer (Jean-Paul). Beloved grandpa of Haleigh Wiseman. Dear brother of Keith (Anna), Gary and brother-in-law of Sandy and Karen. Reunited with his parents Winnifred and Parker Peterson, sisters Joan, Janice and brothers Robert and Kenneth “Toby”. Brian will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Brian retired from Windsor Regional Hospital in 2002 after many years of service. If you so desire, donations to Haleigh’s Educational Trust Fund would be appreciated by the family. Memorial visitation Thursday from 2pm until time of memorial service at 4pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Gabie, John (Jack)

Posted by on April 14, 2014

Peacefully with his loving family by his side on April 14, 2014.  Loving husband of the late Dawn (1977) and the late Sylvia (2000).  Cherished father of Judy and husband Dave, Susan and husband Tom, Debbie and husband Glenn, Jackie, Shirley and husband Doug, and Peter.  Devoted grandpa of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Dear brother of Shirley and uncle to many nieces and nephews.  Jack was an avid fisherman, loved the Windsor Spitfires, retired from Fords and served in the Canadian Forces.  If you so desire, donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Cremation service was held.  Memorial Visitation Thursday 3-5 p.m. & 7-8:15 p.m. at Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor, 519-969-5841, followed by a Memorial Service under the auspices of the Windsor Veteran’s Memorial Committee at 8:15p.m. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Sok, Cheat

Posted by on April 14, 2014

Peacefully with her loving family by her side on April 13, 2014, born on August 5, 1973. Beloved wife of Dara. Cherished daughter of  Chiv and Yom. Loving sister of Sam and Nelson, Ny and Thou,  Sinoeuth and Mat. Adored aunt of Kiraley, Airi and Raiya.   She will be sadly missed by Grandma, Father and Mother- In-Law, Brothers-In-Law, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and  many loving friends. Visiting Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm &7:00pm-9:00pm. Funeral Service Saturday 9:00am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave., South Windsor (519-969-5841). Cremation to follow Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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Palencar, Steve

Posted by on April 14, 2014

web_palencar_steveJanuary 25, 1929-April 13, 2014

Peacefully, at home in his favourite chair at 85 years of age. Beloved husband of 63 years to Julia (nee Bena). Loving father of the late Steve (2001), Jean & husband Steve Fancsy and the late Theresa (2007) survived by her husband John Courtney. Cherished Dzedo of Chris, Tom, Laura & Jon Artale, Dave, Stephanie & Derek Oates and Jessica. Treasured great-Dzedo of Declan, Sully and Courtney Oates. Dear brother of the late Imre, and the late Elizabeth and survived by Tomas of Slovakia. Will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews in Canada and Slovakia. Steve was the proud owner of Castle Beef for 50 years. He will be greatly missed by his coworkers, especially his dear friend Elaine Trimmer. If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Lung Association or the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Wednesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Service Thursday 10am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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Smit, Dirk

Posted by on April 14, 2014

web_smit_dirkIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dirk Smit, 95 years old, on April 13, 2014. He was married for 43 years to the late Thea Smit and long time, loving partner of Margaret Djokich. He was the proud father of Marjolein Hicks of Stratford and her late husband Jim (2011), and the late Reinie (1970). He was Opa to Dave Hicks and his wife Christa,(Muskoka), Mark Hicks and his wife, Tanya, (Ayr) and Amy Ollson and her husband Steve. (Stratford). Great Opa to Jenna and Julia Hicks, and Ewan, Liam, and Caden Ollson. Dirk will be dearly missed by Marge’s family; Susan Blanchette and partner Jeff Fox, Beverly Hills, Mich, Barbara Baca of Toronto and Connie Baca of Windsor, and Marge’s granddaughters Kristina Blanchette and her ?ancée Jason MacDonald of Cottam, and Katie Michon of Windsor. Dirk is survived by his brothers Ger Smit and his wife Noor, (deceased) and Willy Smit and his wife Nora, as well as several nephews and one niece all in Holland. Dirk worked for Heinz in Leamington for 26 years, retiring in 1984. He was active in the Lion’s Club and Arts at the Marina. He had a lifelong passion for photography, travel, gardening and classical music. He was an avid walker and enjoyed hiking, and watching tennis, soccer and curling. He had fond memories of sailing on his dear friend, Don Ross’s boat. In later years, unable to do it himself, he relished hearing the travel tales of his friends, Tini and Dick Grolman. The family would like to thank Extendicare Southwood Lakes, especially the staff of the Essex wing for the excellent care and many acts of kindness shown to Dirk and Marge. If so desired, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society, or the Parkinson’s Society would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Wednesday from 3-5 & 7-9pm. Funeral Thursday at 11:30 am at Families First Funeral Home 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor 519-969-5841. Reception to follow at Families First reception centre. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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SKAF, Amine

Posted by on April 14, 2014

Born in Lebanon on May 12, 1935. Passed away with his  family by his side on April 12, 2014. Beloved husband of Siham Lahhoud. Cherished father of Clarine Skaf and husband George Francis. Dear grandfather of Jason and Kaylee. Loved son of Tanios Skaf and Elena Kaysser. Loving brother of Mowyine Skaf and Mary Lahhoud. Visiting Tuesday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday 9:15 a.m. from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to St. Charbel Church, 1010 Highway#3, Windsor.  Burial Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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Therrien, Jean Guy “Armel”

Posted by on April 13, 2014

WEB_Therrien_JeanPeacefully on April 12, 2014 at 74 years of age. Beloved father of Jean “Guy” Therrien, Michelle Therrien, Jeff Therrien and Sharie Therrien. Loving grandpa of Patrick, Chantelle, Damian, Alysia, Hailey, Bradley, Zack, Jodie, Aubrey, Dillon and Liam. Cherished great-grandpa of Axle, Cash, Ella and Emma. He will be fondly remembered by his twin brother, Marcel, his siblings, extended family and friends. Retired from Chrysler after 32 years of service. If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Monday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Service Tuesday 10am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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Honselaar, Anne

Posted by on April 12, 2014

Peacefully, surrounded by her family on April 11, 2014. Beloved wife and best friend of 44 years to Renny. Loving and devoted mother of Melinda & husband Al Zeitoun. Cherished grandma of AJ, Kadin and Sami. Predeceased by her parents Sjoert and Hendrika Huizenga. Dear sister of Elena & John Buwalda, John & Joan Huizenga, Simon Huizenga and Diane Huizenga and sister-in-law of Neil & Hilda Honselaar and John Faasse. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Monday 7-9pm. Funeral Service Tuesday 11:30am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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CONWAY, L. Russell

Posted by on April 12, 2014

web_Conway, LBorn February 4, 1923 in North Cayuga, Ont.  Passed away peacefully with his beloved wife Muriel “Peggy” (nee Hedden) of 64 years and family by his side.  Cherished father of Maureen and late husband Davis Dean, and Paul and wife Joanne of Ottawa.  Proud grandfather of Jamie and Keegan.  Will be missed by sister Irene Plummer and late husband Charles of Ottawa. Russell served overseas in WWII with the Royal Canadian Signal Corps.  He was a  60 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 594, and Life Member of St. John’s Masonic Lodge 35 in Cayuga, Ontario.  He worked for many years with the New York Central Railroad and eventually retired as a Train Master with C.N.R. Russell and Peggy were avid golfers and enjoyed travelling.  They were able to return to Europe several times to visit places he helped liberate. If you so desire, donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society would be appreciated by the family. A private family service has taken place under the Auspices of the Windsor Veteran’s Services Committee and R.C.L. Br. 594.  Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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Boutcher, Ronald Wayne

Posted by on April 12, 2014

Of Windsor, Ontario. Passed away peacefully on April 8th, 2014 at 49 years of age. Born in Oshawa, Ontario on August 28th 1964. He is survived by wife Brenda Boutcher (King), two children Holly and Nathan Boutcher, both parents Jean (Monroe) and Howard Boutcher, 2 brothers, Gordon and Alan and sister Wanda (Newman) Boutcher. Ron also had many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Ron was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all. Visitation Sunday 2:30pm until time of service at 3:30pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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Beausoleil, Leonard Charles “Beau”

Posted by on April 11, 2014

web_beausoleil leonardLen passed peacefully, on April 11, 2014 at 80 years of age. Beloved husband of Roxanne (nee Pelzer). Loving father of Chris & the late Michelle Beausoleil, Michael & wife Pam Beausoleil, Monique Beausoleil, and Peter & wife Beth Beausoleil. Cherished grandfather of Tom & Andrea, Jesse, Dillon, Shane, Katie, Kelsey and Laney. Treasured great-grandfather of Carter and Blake. Dear son of the late Alphonse & Lorraine Beausoleil. Dearest brother of Jean & the late Pat Grier, the late Eleanor & Chuck Tolmie, Larry & Pauline Beausoleil and the late Alphonse “Babe” Beausoleil and brother-in-law of Catherine & Don McNamara, Albert Pelzer, Peter Pelzer, the late Pam Grouix and the late Simonne, survived by husband Victor Bryan. He will also be missed by many cherished nieces and nephews. Len retired from Ford Motor Co. of Canada. If you so desire, donations to the Hospice of Windsor or Transition to Betterness would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation Sunday 3-5pm, 7-9pm with prayers at 3:30pm. Memorial Service Monday 11:30am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave., South Windsor 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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THRASHER, Donna

Posted by on April 11, 2014

web_Thrasher_DonnaPassed away on April 8, 2014 at the age of 67 years.  Loving mother of Tammy MacDonald and Ryan Abood, Tim MacDonald and heather Keogh.  Proud grandmother of Kaelyn, Haley, and was looking forward to meet her new grandchild.  Will be missed by her siblings Carole Thrasher, Karen Thrasher, Marilyn Campion, Craig Thrasher, and Brad Thrasher.  Cremation has taken place.  A Graveside Service will take place on a later date at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841

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Bechard, Richard “Ric”

Posted by on April 10, 2014

web_bechard richardUnexpectedly on April 10, 2014 at 61 years of age. Loving husband of 42 years to Diane (nee Packwood). Dedicated father of Rick, Mike & Stacey, Don & Jodi and Melissa & Matt. Devoted Papa of Damian, Caiden, Noah, Logan and baby to be, Sophia. Cherished son of Hector & Gail Bechard and son-in-law of the late Henry & Rose Packwood. Dear brother of Debbie Taylor, the late Randy Bechard, Don Bechard & Debbie Hobbs, Linda Bechard, Susan Bechard & Glenn Gault and brother-in-law of Don Packwood, the late Percy Packwood, the late Tom Packwood survived by wife Joanne, the late Doreen Riccardi, Terry Packwood. Treasured uncle to many nieces and nephews. Ric was the “ROCK” of the Bechard family and will be greatly missed by his extended family and friends. Visitation Saturday 3-5pm & 7-9pm. Funeral Service Sunday 11:30am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave., South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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MITCHELL nee Gould, Yvonne “Vonnie”

Posted by on April 9, 2014

Peacefully with family by her side on April 08, 2014 at 90 years of age. Loving wife of 69 years to Don. Cherished mother of Marilyn Donohue (Dan), Maureen, Mari-Jo and Michelle Stroud and husband Dave and predeceased by daughter Marianne (1960). Beloved grandmother of Marianne and husband Patrick, Shawn and wife Leianne, Jennifer and husband William, Megan, Lauren, Daniel, Robert, David, Michael and wife Cezanne. Proud great-grandmother of 11 beautiful children. Eldest caring sister of William (Rose), Gloria (Lynn), Alvin and wife Eileen, Kay and husband Bill, Raymond and wife Veronica, Deanna (Frank), Karen and husband Wayne and predeceased by Carl (Mary), Joyce (Mike) and Ralph (Audrey). Sister-in-law of Madeline (Irving) and predeceased by Robert (Alice) and Loretta (Theo). Vonnie leaves behind many cherished nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Special thank you to Dr. Sheehan, the nurses and staff of Malden Park 2 South. Many thanks to Dr. Kadri, the Nephrologists and the dialysis staff at the Jeanne Mance building at Hotel Dieu. Also, for the special attention our mother received from Care Medical Transportation. If you so desire, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Saturday April 12th from 10:30am until time of service at 12:30pm 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

 

 

 

 

 

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Pitre, Gilbert

Posted by on April 9, 2014

web_pitre gilbertPassed away suddenly on April 6, 2014 at the age of 79.  Loving father to Lawrence (Laura) Pitre, the late Linda, Patti (Walter) Smith, Lenna and Tommy and step-father to Freddie, Kevin and the late Tony. Beloved grandpa to Coral, Ariana, Mya, Lawrence, Shylo, Stephanie, Jason, Jodi. Nephew Robbie (Homer) and many nieces and nephews also survive. Dear son to the late Edmond and Viola Pitre. Beloved brother to Jane, Dot, Betty, Raymond and the late Denise. If you so desire, memorial donations to the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation Essex Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. On Sunday family and friends are invited to meet at the home of Patti and Walter Smith (1152 Pierre Avenue Windsor) for a Celebration of Gilbert’s life at 2 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841

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Horwath, Rev. Fr. Leslie

Posted by on April 8, 2014

2_NEW_horvath_leslieWith four angels at his bed, and four angels around his head, one to watch and one to pray, and two to rear his soul away, Rev. Fr. Leslie Horwath died peacefully on April 7, 2014 at the age of 81 surrounded by his loved ones. Born on March 19, 1933 in Windsor, Ontario, his favourite past-times included polishing his new cars and walking. He was ordained on May 28, 1960 in London, Ontario and was the Chaplain of Knights of Columbus – Our Lady of Mount Carmel Council #13405, Chaplain of St. Vincent de Paul, and past Chaplain of the Ontario Society for Crippled Children in Windsor, Ontario. He was also the past Pastor of Tillsonburg, Stratford, Petrolia, Port Lambton, Windsor and Harrow. He is survived by sister-in-law Patricia (John) Horwath of Windsor; Sister Margaret (Grant) Faulkner of St. Thomas; Brothers Joe (Peggy) Horwath of Puce; Dennis (Joanne) Horwath of Puslinch; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Olga and Leslie Horwath, Brother John Horwath, brother-in-law Lu Van Bauwel and sister-in-law Jayne Horwath. Visitation will take place on Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Friday, April 11, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (4401 Mount Royal Dr., Windsor). Prayers Friday evening at 7:00 p.m., followed by Knights of Columbus prayers at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, April 12, 2014,  family and friends are invited to meet after 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church for the Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Santos, Ann Margaret (nee MacDonald)

Posted by on April 8, 2014

web_Santos_AnnPassed away suddenly on April 6, 2014 at 47 years of age. Cherished mother of Jessica and Tiffany. Loving daughter of Barbara Duffy and Louis MacDonald. Beloved sister of Martina, Kay, John and Russell. Ann will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Visitation Thursday  at 11:00am until time of service at 1:30pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Calcutt, Kenneth C.

Posted by on April 8, 2014

Passed away, still fighting, on April 8, 2014. Loving husband of 42 years and best friend of Lynn (nee Berry). Exceptional father to Jackie (Daniel and Michael (Nikita). Best grandfather ever to Tyler, and loving step-grandfather to Esmée. Predeceased by parents Norman and Margaret, Brothers Ernest, Russell (Maria), Donald (Loretta), Ross (Risky) and Ronald (Nancy).  Loving brother to Norm (Phyllis), Lyla (Ron), Mary and Jo-Anne (Floyd). Loving son-in-law to Lou (Ron) Berry. Special brother-in-law to Tim and Joanne Burston, Janice Brownell and Greg Bulmer, Ken and Marjorie Berry, Kevin Berry and Paula Hyland. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Ken was a true Mr. Fix It, and a great friend to many. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation or the Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Ken’s Life will be held on Sunday from 2-4pm at Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor, 519-969-5841. As per Ken’s wishes, casual attire is requested at his celebration. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Laforet, Roland Remi ‘Rolly’

Posted by on April 8, 2014

web_Laforet_Roland76 years, peacefully, on April 6, 2014 with his loving family at his side.   Late of Tecumseh.  Beloved husband of 52 years to Rose Marie (nee Kennette).  Loving father of  Rev. Antoine ‘Tony’, Charles and wife Lyn and the late Gerard (1979), Dr. Pierre Laforet (2001) and Martin (2006).  Dear father-in-law of  Denise and loving  papa of Pierre and Martin. Dear son of the late Raymond and Laura (nee Cecile).  Dear brother of Robert and wife Betty, Laurence and Mary, Paul and Carol, Margaret and Leo Rocheleau. Dear brother-in-law of Paul and Nicole, Raymond, Ernest and Linda, Normand and Rosemary, Lawrence and Linda, Leonard and Betty, Theresa and Richard Barrette, Alma and Ernest Colussi, Jean and Deacon Francois Coté, Annette and Edward Colussi, Darlene and Barry Thompson.  Will be remembered by numerous nieces and nephews. Roland was a retired principal from the Essex County Separate School Board after 36 years, had served  the local and provincial O.E.C.T.A., Public School Trustee, had served on Tecumseh Town Council becoming deputy mayor, a Charter member of Fr. Nicholas Point Council 4375,  member of the Nicholas Point Club, was a long-time usher and  an active member of St. Anne Church.  Roland enjoyed reading, horse racing, avid golfer, umpiring, basketball coach and referee and was a Tiger and Leafs fan. In kindness, a donation to the St. Anne Church Restoration Fund or to the 2nd Chance Ministry would be appreciated.  Visiting Tuesday 7-9 with K .of C. prayers at 8 pm. Wednesday 2-5, 7-9 with prayers at 8pm. Funeral Thursday at 10:15 am from Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor 519-969-5841 to St. Anne Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am.  Interment at St. Anne Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

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