Dessario, Glen Anthony Frank “Cranky”

Posted by on August 17, 2018

Born July 14, 1932.  Died Aug. 12, 2018 at 1:15 p.m.  Predeceased by his wife Joan (nee Towle, May 2015), brother Doug (1963) and parents Guiseppe & Alexandrina.  Loving father of Darlene Brill, and Glen Jr. at home.  Beloved nonno of Alannah and Ashley-Rae Brill, father-in-law of Fred Brill.  Survived by brother Harvey “Des” Dessario and wife Anne (nee Pringle) of Penticton, B.C. Former father-in-law of John Fraser. Good buddy of Dave Darocy and “the guys”.  Best companion to “Baxter” the cat.  Dad was a former part share owner and Heavy Duty Construction Superintendent for MBL/International for over 35 years and an honourary Life Member/ Past President (2007, 2009-2012) of RCL Branch #594; becoming a member of the original built Legion in 1964.  He started the Order of Fraternals with a core group and for many years held draws, steak and spaghetti dinners, fundraisers and other charity events. He was instrumental in the expropriation, settlement and building of the new RCL Branch #594 Tecumseh.  His spirit will live on forever in his favourite place “The Glen Dessario Room”.  Many thanks to EMS Services, Justin and partner, LaSalle Fire Department, Dr. Bradford, nurse Carolyn and the team at W. R. H. – Ouellette Campus.  If you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.  Cremation has taken place.  Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  A celebration of Glen and Joan’s lives will be held in the above mentioned room on Sunday, August 26th from 1-5 p.m., for those who wish to come share a story, laugh or memory.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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PERSOLJA, Maria Assunta (nee Lorenzon)

Posted by on August 17, 2018

Deservedly at peace, deeply loved, and sadly missed she is in our hearts forever.   Our beloved and beautiful mother passed away on Friday, August 17, 2018 with her children by her side. Cherished mother of Liviana Persolja, and Josef Persolja and wife Shirlee.  Loving nonna of Rebecca and Avi.  Warm and sensitive, she was a loving wife to her husband, John, who predeceased her in 2009.  She was caring and affectionate to her 12 siblings, with whom she is now reunited and a loving aunt to her nieces and nephews. Proud of her Italian heritage, protective of family and friends, she will be missed by many. Visitation Sunday 3-5pm & 7-9pm Prayers 7:30pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Monday, family and friends are invited to visit at Most Precious Blood Church (1947 Meldrum Rd.) from 10 am until time of Funeral Mass at 10:30 am.  Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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ALLEN, Wayne Douglas

Posted by on August 17, 2018

June 15, 1960 – August 15, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband and father. Best friend and loving husband of Patricia Allen. Loving father to Keith (Leslie), Mason (Amanda), and Emma. Cherished son of Louise Gulak and the late Keith Allen (1974). Loving brother of Cheryl (Mike Topolie) and Pam (Terry Kowalsky). Wayne was a dedicated employee of Caesars Windsor for 24 years. He was a passionate and loving man that dedicated his life to family and friends. Visiting on Monday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. and again on Tuesday morning from 10:00 a.m. until a Celebration of Wayne’s Life begins at 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

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Craig, Debbie (nee Heisler)

Posted by on August 17, 2018

Passed away with her family by her side on August 16, 2018 at 50 years of age. Cherished wife of Garnet. Loving mother of Sadie “Bugg” and Jenn (Codie). Beloved Mama Jama of Codie Jr. Dearest daughter of Betty and sister of Christine, Grace, and Darryl. Dear sister-in-law of Arlene (Conrad), Dave (Bonnie), Cheryl (Dave), Cindy (Bruce), Billy (Susan), Becky (Tony), Shelly (Ron), Robin (Clint) and Gary (Heather). She will be sadly missed by her extended family and dear friends. Debbie retired from Morterm after many years and enjoyed spending time with her grandson Codie Jr. If you so desire, donations to the Arthritis Society would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Sunday 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Procession to Windsor Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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AVERILL, Laurie Lynn (Peltier)

Posted by on August 17, 2018

May 14, 1970-August 16, 2018

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Laurie on August 16, 2018 at 48 years of age. Beloved wife and soulmate of Jody Peltier. Adored daughter of Elizabeth Averill and the late Dennis Averill. Dear sister of Sheri Kapasi (Aaron) and Bradley Averill (Shannon). Loved daughter-in-law of Bonnie Peltier (late David). Survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Laurie will always be cherished in our hearts. If you so desire, donations to St. Joseph Restoration Fund or to Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. On Monday, family and friends are invited to meet after 10:00am at St. Joseph Church in River Canard (9399 Townline Rd.) followed by memorial Mass at 11:00am. 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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DUFOUR, SAM

Posted by on August 16, 2018

Died surrounded by his loving family at home on August 15, 2018, at 89 years. Beloved husband of Margaret (Thibert Gagnier) and the late Clotilde (Tillie) Masse (1977).

Loving and adored father of Colleen and son-in-law Steve Campo, Eugene and daughter-in-law Mary, Janet and late son-in-law Richard Morris (2016), Karen and son-in-law Leo Demarce.  Cherished Pepe to Craig Campo, Ken & Tricia Campo, Danielle (Campo) & Denny McLeod, Taunya Dufour & Michael Ayres, Derek & Alison Dufour, Brittany Dufour, Marc & Amy Morris, Makenzie (Morris) & Josh VanEyk. Amazing Old Pepe to Leelan & Aria Campo, Calum, Ella & Corbin McLeod, Julia Fitzgerald, Aurora Dufour-Ayres, Scarlet & Huxley VanEyk.

Step-father to Claudette & Mike Lanoue, Doris & Gary Denomme, Reggie & Margie Gagnier.  Cherished Pepe to Laurie (Kirk), Kevin, Rochelle (John) Jeff (Christie) Aaron, Matthew (Heather) and Dana.  Old Pepe to Jacob, Andrea, Chantelle, Peyton, Colston, Carter, Emma, Mason and Larkin.

Sam was a man of deep faith and very involved in the lives of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed. Sam was the thirteenth of fifteen children of Albert and Arthemise Dufour. Predeceased by thirteen siblings, Wilfred, Wallace, Orville, Harriett, Nellie, Clarice, Mabel, John, Vida, Alice, Russell, Roy, Edward and survived by his dear brother Alfred.  Sam was treasured by the Masse, Thibert and Regier families and his numerous nieces and nephews. Sam was retired from the Windsor Utilities and cherished the “boys” in the Hydro division.  In the late 1950’s, Sam was a bread man with Canada Bread in Olde Riverside.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Bishop T. Kidd Council # 4924, and the Royal Canadian Legion Riverside Branch, an active member of Riverside Family Fitness.  Sam was a tireless volunteer in the community working with the Goodfellows and the clubs which he belonged. In lieu of flowers, we invite you to bring can goods and boxes of oatmeal to the funeral home visitations (to be donated to the Goodfellows)  as feeding the needy was important to Sam.

Donations may be made to Julien’s House (A welcoming home for the bereaved and a cause dear to Sam’s heart).

Heartfelt thanks to Drs. Lubanski, Freeman and Pan, Nurse Connie, V.O.N. nurses, Myles, Matt and John, his pharmacist Justin and the most caring PSW’s at Bayshore.

Visiting Monday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Prayers Tuesday evening 7:30 p.m. Funeral Wednesday at 10 a.m. from FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. to St John Vianney Church 385 Dieppe St. for Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m.  Interment to follow Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Cowan, Jane (nee Marks)

Posted by on August 16, 2018

It is with deep sadness that the family of Jane Cowan announce her death on August 15, 2018, at the age of 63 after a brief illness. She was dearly loved and will be forever cherished by her husband Brian, her children Leah (Brian), Patrick (Sarah), and Connor (Allaa), her sister Jill (Kurt), her niece and nephew Naomi (Alan) and Evan, and many friends.
Jane worked at the Windsor Essex Children’s Aid Society for over 30 years where she united hundreds of families through foster care and adoption. She had a thirst for knowledge and was a constant teacher to the people in her life, especially her children. She had a way with words and was very funny. Jane loved animals and will be greatly missed by her dogs Brennah and Finn, and her cats Piper, Luna and Rhubarb. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor Essex Humane Society or Transition to Betterness would be appreciated by the family.
“The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.” – Anaïs Nin. Cremation services were held and a private family service has taken place. 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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ROCHELEAU, Kyle Robert

Posted by on August 16, 2018

With heavy hearts, we announce the sudden passing of Kyle on August 14, 2018 at 29 years of age. He will be deeply missed by his long-time love and best friend Nicole Allen. He will also be missed by his many family and friends. Kyle loved and had a passion for operating heavy machinery at his job with Jones Construction. Kyle loved riding his motorcycle and feeling the wind in his face. His passion for life will be missed. If you so desire, donations to the Humane Society of Windsor and Essex County would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visiting Saturday 10:00am until time of service at 12:30pm 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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HILL, Gary

Posted by on August 16, 2018

Passed away peacefully on June 29, 2018 at the age of 77. Beloved husband of Carolyn for 53 years. Proud father of Chris and wife Sue Hill, Marcie and husband Simon Ford in The UK, and Adam and wife Amber Hill in California. Cherished grandpa of Kaitlynne, Spencer, and Samantha. Dear brother of Joan and husband Len McBride, Linda and husband Frank Bain, and Wayne and wife Cynthia Hill. Gary will be missed by Debbie and Don Clarke, as well as many other extended family and friends. Gary found his passion early in life, having worked as a toolmaker for 52 years and being honoured as North American Tool Maker of the Year in 1998. He was involved in many activities, including racing on land and on the water, golfing, baseball, and most significantly playing hockey at all levels until he was 75. Special thanks to the teams at both campuses of the Windsor Regional Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Liver Foundation would be appreciated. All are welcome at an open house to celebrate Gary’s life from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. next Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation has taken place. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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STIERS, Peter Michael

Posted by on August 8, 2018

Passed away peacefully with family by his side on August 07, 2018 at 29 years of age.  Beloved father of Sakura and her mother Yukino.  Devoted partner of Daelyn Grace.  Cherished son of Mark and the late Marci (1999).  Adored brother of Patrick (Shawna).  Dear grandson of Margaret.  Pete will be greatly missed by his family and friends.  He had a life long passion for baseball either playing or watching.  Petey (Pudge) played many seasons with RMBA travel teams as a dedicated catcher.  He was a loyal fan of the Detroit Tigers, Lions and the Red Wings.  A special thank you to all the wonderful staff at WRH Met. Campus – 4th floor Oncology and 3rd floor ICU for you compassion and care. If you so desire, donations to Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Friday August 10, 2018 from 3 – 5 pm & 7 – 9 pm at Families First, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Saturday, family and friends are invited to gather at Our Lady of Atonement Church (2940 Forest Glade Dr.) after 9 am, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 am. Interment Victoria Memorial Gardens to follow. Share memories, photos, or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Macri, Rinaldo “Tony”

Posted by on August 8, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Tony on August 7, 2018 at 81 years of age.  Beloved husband of 50 years to Miranda (nee Carlesimo).  Cherished father of Mary Pantuso (Giulio), David (Anna Melody), and Kathy.   Adored Grandpa Tony of Joshua and Ariana.  Predeceased by his parents Guglielmo and Stella Macri.  Loving brother of Frank (Maria), Joe (Pauline), the late Domenic (Cecilia), Natalina Giannotti (the late Benny), Frances Fiacco (Enrico), Silvio (Cheryl), Jimmy (Rosalie), and John (Karin).  Dear son-in-law of Natalina and the late Augustino Carlesimo.  Loving brother-in-law of Fausta Bonasso (Vince), Peter Carlesimo and Mary Carlesimo.  Uncle Tony will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.  He was the proud owner and proprietor of Tony’s Imported Foods and Variety for over 50 years.  Visitation Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.  Parish prayers (time) at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 On Friday, family and friends are invited to meet at Assumption Parish, McEwan Campus (Holy Name of Mary), 711 McEwan Ave. after 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Entombment Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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DROUILLARD, Paul Gerard

Posted by on August 8, 2018

August 2, 1962 – August 7, 2018

Adored husband of Margaret (nee Klein) for 27 years. Much loved son of Gordon & Yvonne (nee Gouin). Brother of Michael (Angela), Denise Haslam (Michael), Danielle Gignac (Kevin). Son-in-law of Miltraud Klein (the late Michael). Brother-in-law to Michael Klein, Christina Klein and Monica Klein (Andy Szaniszlo). Fun-loving uncle to Matthew, Nicole, Jordan (Stephanie), Madison, Michael John, Elisha (Justin), Chloe, Emma, Victoria & Candice, and great-uncle to Murphy, Xander, Audrina & Benton, Tia, Jaggar & Lyndun. Paul loved everyday of his employment at Windsor Machine. He was passionate about his boat, he treasured being a crew chief for the Landscape Concepts Drag Race Team and he was a loyal friend. There is no question he will be missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Visiting Thursday 2-5pm and 7-9pm with Parish Prayers at 4:30pm at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 LAUZON RD. East Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Friday, family and friends may meet after 10am, followed by Funeral Mass at 11am at St. Theresa Church. (1991 Norman Rd.) Cremation will follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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COURT, Frances “Sharon” (nee Williams)

Posted by on August 8, 2018

September 13, 1940 – August 7, 2018

Passed away suddenly in her home at 77 years of age. Predeceased by her parents John and Kathleen Williams (nee Purdy). Will be dearly missed by her three children Heather Court-Roehler (Rod) of LaSalle, ON, Robert Court (Lynn) of LaSalle, ON, and Denise Busby (David) of Ypsilanti, MI. She was loved and will be missed by her brother and sisters, Dennis Williams (Marilyn), Sylvia Tilson (the late Gerry), and Donna Kotyk (Joe). She will be fondly remembered by her many grandchildren, Brandon, Gwyneth, Jaxon, Jaiden, Ella, and Gibson. Sharon was a hairstylist in the city of Detroit, MI, worked at Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd., and retired from General Motors Transmission Plant. She was a huge Maple Leafs fan. She loved arranging flowers and crocheting blankets for her grandkids. Her memory will carry on through all of us. Visiting on Friday from 1:00 p.m. with prayers beginning at 2:30 p.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

“I’ve done all I can do, and I can’t do no more.”

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Bertrand, Steve

Posted by on August 8, 2018

February 17, 1942-August 7, 2018
Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. Devoted husband and best friend of 52 years to Sandy (nee Williams). Loving father to his proudest accomplishment, his son Stephen. Adoring grandpa to his special angels, Kaitlyn “Peanut” and Alexandra “Princess”. Predeceased by his two brothers, Ron and Glenn, and his two sisters, Joan and Stephanie. Survived by brothers-in-law Bob (Mary) Williams and Harold (Judy) Williams and their children Rob, Dawn Marie, Jennifer and Jamie. Steve was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather and in the words of Sandy’s cousin, “a true gentleman”. If you so desire, donations to Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. 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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Bumanlag, Aurora Calderon Marcos

Posted by on August 7, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother at the age of 95.

Predeceased by her beloved husband, Jose (1995), parents, Cecilio and Ciriaca Marcos and siblings: Constancio, Pedro, Bernarda, Marelo, Mercedes and Godofredo.   Loved by children: Zenaida (Jose) Renon, Flinda (Adonis) Sales, Monchito (Anita) Bumanlag, Joselito (Ramona) Bumanlag and honourary daughter, Mercedes Gutierrez.   Cherished by grandchildren: Michael, Maricel, Melissa, Jennifer, Jeffrey, Armand, Adam, Marissa, Vanessa and Justin.  Adored by great-grandchildren:  Melise, Mia, Matteo, Massimo, Jacob, Andrew, Maliya, Myles, Seamus, JJ and Liam.

She will be sadly missed by many family and friends.  If you desire to make donations, please consider Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto, Children’s Hospital London or Cancer Society.

Nanay (Nana) was an incredibly hard-working woman.  She impacted so many throughout her life.  She always gave it her all and you knew she would be in charge.  She was beautiful, caring, witty, feisty, sassy, giving, loving and loved.

The family would like to thank the second floor staff of Berkshire and our heartfelt gratitude to Suzie and Teresa.

Visitation Friday, August 3rd from 5-9.   Funeral Saturday, August 4th, processing from Families First 519-969-5841, 3260 Dougall Ave., South Windsor at 9:30 to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 4401 Mount Royal Dr. for Funeral Mass at 10am.  Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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JOHNSON, Catherine “Cathy”

Posted by on August 7, 2018

Passed away peacefully at 85 years of age. Survived by her loving husband Ron of 58 years. Cherished mother of Noreena and husband Mike Lutsch, the late Anita (1980) and Maureen. Loving grandmother of Liam, Aidan, Kieran and Declan. A special thank you to the staff at Schlegel Villages at St. Clair for their outstanding care. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Windsor and Essex County. A private family service was 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

 

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Bubrick, Erma (nee Soos)

Posted by on August 7, 2018

It is with heavy hearts that we announce heaven’s newest angel on August 5, 2018. Erma “Mimi” Bubrick is back in the arms of the love of her life Edward Bubrick (2006). She leaves behind her children Susan and Terry Chartrand, Nancy and Gary Garant. Her heart was always full of love and pride for her grandchildren; Allison (2015) and Jeremy Hayes, Amy and David Denyer, Adam and Katherine Chartrand, Tom and Alice Garant. The real twinkle of her blue eyes were her great-grandchildren Autum and Phoenix Chartrand, Mason Hunter and Cole Garant. Erma was the 10th child born to James and Elizabeth Soos on April 11, 1933. She is survived by her sisters Theresa Ryan, Irene Killen, sister-in-law Helen Soos, and many loving nieces and nephews. Predeceased by siblings Elsie, Mary, Rose, Helen, James, Frank and Margaret. She excelled at entertaining family and friends. Everyone was always welcomed at her dinner table. Edward and Erma built a home in South Windsor having one of the first in-ground pools, so every summer Sundays were like a family reunion. Erma’s legacy of being hard working, loving and support of her family and friends will live on into eternity. We would like to thank the nursing staff of the 7th and 8th floors of WRH Ouellette site for your caring and compassion, making mom’s last days the best they could be. We are forever grateful. If you so desire, donations to The Allie Sunshine Project (12437 Lanoue St. Tecumseh, ON N8N 1N4) would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Visitation Friday 3-5pm and 7-9pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 with parish prayers at 8 pm.  On Saturday, friends are invited to join the family after 9:30am at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church (4401 Mt. Royal Dr.) followed by Funeral Mass at 10:30am. Interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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De Rose, Lucia

Posted by on August 6, 2018

It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Lucia De Rose, with her family by her side, on July 30, 2018 at the age of 85. Beloved wife of 59 years to the late Giovanni (2014). Cherished mother of Carmine De Rose, Carmela & Tony DiPonti, Patrizia & Aldo Isabella, the late Antonella (2015) & Dan Renaldo, Steve & Theresa DeRose, and Cindy De Rose-Ives. Adored nonna of John and Joe (Erin), Ray (Cristina), Dave (Andrea), and Mike (Louisa), Rosie (Roberto), and Felice (Sharel), Matthew (Melissa), Daniel (Hailey), Daniella (Josh), Adrian, Luca, Anthony, and Brandon, as well as Richard, Anne Marie, Alana, Roger, Riley, and Ava. Loving great-grandmother of Dante, Emma, Cecilia, Silvana, Antonio, Amadeo, Giananthony, Matteo, Massimo, Isabella, and Suntè with two more on the way. Dear sister of the late Giuseppe (Adelina), the late Silvia, Carmela (the late Raffaele), and Delfina (the late Antonio). Lucia will be missed by many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends both in Canada and Italy. The family would like to thank Dr. Sindu Kanjeekl at the Cancer Centre, who mom referred to as her angel, the CCAC, Hospice, and the VON for all their support and guidance. Special thanks to VON nurse John for all his kindness. If you so desire, donations to the Hospice of Windsor & Essex County would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. with Parish Prayers at 4:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Friday, all are welcome to meet directly at St. Angela Merici Church, 980 Louis Ave., for Mass at 11:00 a.m. Entombment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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HARRIS, Charles “Chuck”

Posted by on August 6, 2018

Passed peacefully on August 1st, 2018 with his loving family by his side at the age of 81. Devoted husband and best friend of 58 years to Beverley. Loving father to Kim & Dan Uszynski and Scott & Tara. Proud Grandpa of Jason (Lauren) and Kyle Uszynski and special Pa to Braeden Harris. Dear brother to Richard (Rosemary) Harris and brother-in-law to Jerry and the late Bonnie Moos. Special uncle to Nicole and Greg Percy of Barrie, Jennifer and Cary Bedard and survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. After 44 years of dedicated service at Ford Motor Company, Chuck enjoyed his years of travelling around the world creating memories with family and friends. His passion for wood working will always be remembered by the collections of love he created. He treasured watching his grandsons play hockey and growing up.  Special thanks to the Doctors and Nurses at WRH Met Campus 6th floor for all their care and compassion shown to Chuck and his family. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ronald McDonald House-Windsor or Transition to Betterness would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Monday from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Visiting will continue on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of Service at 10 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment St. Alphonsus Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Pye, Bonita Jean (nee Siddle) “Bonnie”

Posted by on August 6, 2018

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on August 5, 2018 at 80 years of age. Beloved wife and best friend of Brian. Cherished mother of Kelley (Andrew) Smith and Brenda (Jamie) Munger. Loving Grandma of Alex, Jarrod, Dylan, Logan and Chelsea. Dear sister of Jack (Sally) Siddle, Darlene (the late Stan and the late John) Barnard. Dear sister-in-law of the late Arthur (the late Joan) Pye and the late Kennon (Jane) Pye. She will be sadly missed by her extended family and dear friends. Bonnie worked at Chrysler Canada and the University of Windsor for many years.  If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Wednesday 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday at 11:30 a.m. 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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Fulford, Doris

Posted by on August 3, 2018

Peacefully on August 2, 2018, at the age of 86, with her loving family by her side. Predeceased by her beloved husband Hugh (2009).  Sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, and their families, especially Richard Hackney and Cristeta, their sons Christian and Aaron, and niece Donna Dodd.  Survived by her sister Bertha Hackney (the late Leslie).  Dear friend of Frank and Angela Lee.  Doris will always be remembered as a long-time member of Parkwood Church.  Her family was very important to her and she loved them dearly.  If you so desire, donations to Parkwood Missions or Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation Tuesday 9:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 10:00 a.m. at Parkwood Church, 3005 Temple Drive.  Burial to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at the church or www.familiesfirst.ca

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Martin, Jennifer (nee Nemeth)

Posted by on August 3, 2018

Born June 17, 1966, age 52. Passed away suddenly on July 31, 2018.  In 1990 she married her long-time soulmate and love of her life James “Jimmy” whom she dated since age 16.    Devoted and amazing mother to Katie (Mark Brockman) and Andrew (Taylor Simser). Loving daughter of Jackie and John Nemeth (2004).  Will be sadly missed by her sister and best friend Julie (Mike) Beaumont.  Fabulous and loving sister-in-law to Craig and Patti Martin.  Loving daughter-in-law to Jim and Betty Ann Martin and Jeannette Martin (1991).  Much loved granddaughter of Pearl Marshall who through the years taught Jennifer many of her wonderful recipes. Loving and caring aunt to Addison (Katrina Paty), Olivia and Emilee Beaumont and Kyle and Kelsea Martin.  Special niece to James (Martine) Nemeth and cousin to Maxwell Nemeth. Also survived by several aunts and uncles. She was an amazing caregiver to her mother and also to her fur babies Finn and Ollie. Jennifer was known for her amazing cooking and baking skills and her love of restoring wood furniture into beautiful pieces. If you so desire, donations to Windsor-Essex County Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Sunday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. A Celebration of Jen’s Life will be held Monday at 11:30am at Families First 519-969-5841, 585 Sandwich St. S., Amherstburg. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

BOSCARIOL, Mark

Posted by on July 31, 2018

It is with broken and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of an exceptional husband and father, friend,  entrepreneur, mentor, business leader, and community advocate.  Mark was 51 years old. Beloved husband, best friend, and one true love of Daena (nee Coletti) for 14 years.  Adored father of Andreas.  Dear brother of Kim Little and husband Garth.  Reunited with late parents Peter and Ruth Boscariol.  Missed by mother in law Luciana Coletti and father in law Mario Coletti (Fran). Dear brother in law of Mirella and Mauro Tonin.  Proud uncle of Greg, Andy, Grant, Luca, and Adriano.  Dear cousin of Linda Franczuz and missed by many other family members in Canada, US, and Italy.  Mark’s friends were all special to him.  It is hard to name one without naming hundreds.  You were all an important part of his life.  Mark brought incredible insight, knowledge and energy to everything he did in his life.  He was the model of a good citizen, friend, husband, and father.  He was involved in countless projects, charities, and ventures that created a better place for all of us to live.  Mark was a visionary.  Snackbar-B-Q, Downtown Pizza Co. and Good Neighbour were major points of pride for him.  He was one of a kind.  The Little Things Matter Program was a charity close to Mark’s heart and any donations directed to that local charity would be appreciated by the family.  Visiting Monday from 7-9 pm, Tuesday 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday 11 am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel (4401 Mt Royal Dr.)  Procession to Heavenly Rest Cemetery to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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WOODS, Robert “Bob”

Posted by on July 31, 2018

We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of a beloved son, brother, and uncle.  Cherished son of Mary Woods (nee Ropac) and reunited with his late father Arnold (1996).  Loving brother of Diane Daichendt, and Lori DiCiocco (Alessandro).  Dear uncle to Shawn (Mahdieh), Jennifer (Matthew), Sara (Chris) and great uncle to Alex and Emma.  Bob will be missed by many friends and long-time coworkers at Essex Terminal Railway Co. where he worked for 43 years.

Bob enjoyed his time working in the pits at Checker Flag when it was around and was a lifelong model train collector. Bob always had a book to read with a preference for the history of Windsor, his hometown which he loved.

Cremation has taken place.  Memorial visiting Wednesday 7pm – 9pm.  Visiting will continue Thursday at 10:30 am until the memorial service celebrating Bob’s life at 11:30 am 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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Burling, Rebecca “Becky”

Posted by on July 31, 2018

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our “sister” who succumbed to her battle with cancer, on July 28, 2018, at the age of 53.  Becky died peacefully at Erie Shores Hospice, with loving family by her side.  Much loved sister of Randy, Rick and wife Tami, Robin Pickle and husband Rob.  Predeceased by her step-brother Steve Altenhof (2015). Predeceased by her parents Robert Burling (1983) and Jean Burling (nee Altenhof)(2011)(the late George).  Becky will be forever missed by her nieces and nephews: Chris and wife Cheryl, Rob and wife Erin, Matt, Tara and husband Erik, Stephen, Rachel and husband P.J., Ryan and Leah, and great-nieces and nephews: Rylee, Travis, Tate, Ben, Tess and Walter.  Lovingly remembered by Zoey, Lexi and John. Becky will be remembered for her genuine ability to make a friendship with everyone she met.  Her straight forward, charismatic personality showed her kind heart to all.  Special thanks to the amazing staff, volunteers and doctors at Erie Shores Hospice, especially Dr. Trish and Dr. Burgess. Thanks also to Becky’s family and friends for their compassionate weekly visits, and to her special friend Frankie.  If you so desire, donations to Erie Shores Hospice (Leamington) would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Families First South Windsor, 3260 Dougall Ave, Windsor ON 519-969-5841.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca“Luv ya – Ba Bye.”

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