STEEL, Elisea Orzame “Ellie”

Posted by on July 29, 2016

WEB_steel_elisea68 years, passed away peacefully on July 26, 2016. Beloved wife of 43 years to Edward. Cherished mother of Edward Jr and Eric & Katy. Dearest Lola of Karlee, Leah and Mya. Dear sister of Cora Medina, Arthur Orzame (Minda), Roger Orzame (Melma), Dolly Tan (Puan), Gabriel Orzame, Harley Orzame (Rosalie), Esther Jarecki (Allan), Levita Kaw (George), Myrna Smith (Dale). She will be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Ellie was a member of Windsor Seventh Day Adventist Church for 38 years and was proud to have been a nurse for over 44 years. If you so desire, donations to the Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Friday 10 am until the time of Funeral Service at 11:30 am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment Windsor Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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McKee, Abraham

Posted by on July 29, 2016

WEB_McKee_Abraham_FINALIt is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Abraham on July 23, 2016 at 12 years of age. Adored son to Kristie (nee McKee) and husband David Hewitt of Hamilton and Brandon and wife Trisha Meanney. Cherished brother of Jacob, Austin, Chante, the late Kayla (2016), Jayden, Isaac, Gavin, Hannah, Antwoine, Mekhi, Liam, Kendall, Kailea, Erin and Tyler. Abraham will be sadly missed by his many loving Grandparents, Great Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Family and Friends. Visiting Friday 7-9pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Saturday family and friends are invited to meet at the City Church (5050 Howard Ave.) for visitation from 1:00pm until time of Memorial Service to celebrate Abraham’s life at 2:00pm. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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HART, Howard

Posted by on July 29, 2016

web_Hart_HowardJuly 12, 1930 – July 27, 2016
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Howard Hart. Surrounded by family, Howard passed away peacefully at the very caring Sunrise Senior Living in Windsor Ontario.
Howard, son of Alice and William Hart of Belleville Ontario, will be deeply missed by his beloved  wife of 61 years Diane and his 4 children Bill and Mirjana Hart (Rome),  Peter and Sylvia Hart (Vancouver) , Suzanne and Greg Salmon (Michigan) and Cary and Patrick Scully (North Carolina). Howard will be greatly missed by his 10 grandchildren, Adam, Charlie and Dominique Hart, Christopher and Simone Hart, Christina, Calloway and Trent Salmon, and Alexis and Ryan Scully, his many old friends in Montreal, around the globe and his new friends at the Amica of Windsor.
Howard traveled the world and cherished all the incredible people he made lifelong friendships with.  Howard graduated from Queen’s University then moved to Montreal, later becoming the President of the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association. Howard was awarded many awards during his career, including the “Order of the Lion” from Finland and the “Royal Order of the Polar Star” from Sweden for his dedication and strong personal contributions to the forest industry.  He donated his time and expertise to the Montreal General Hospital where he was a board member for many years.
Howard was an avid outdoorsman who captained Jolly Boat Races on the St. Lawrence River. Howard was courageous enough to venture to Switzerland with Diane and their four young children to ski the Swiss Alps. He played tennis well into his 70’s and organized many rugged canoe trips through Quebec and down the Nahanni River with his sons and special friends.
In his later years, Howard’s greatest passion was to witness all of his grandchildren work hard and receive an excellent education. Howard could often be heard asking them about their current education and what they were planning to do next. The family will hold a private memorial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please pass on an act of kindness in his memory. Arrangements entrusted to FAMILIES FIRST 1065 LAUZON RD. East Windsor, 519-969-5841.
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HERTEL, Mark

Posted by on July 26, 2016

2_hertel_markMarch 14, 1956-July 24, 2016

On Friday, July 15, Mark packed up the truck and trailer and left for Missinaibi Provincial Park, Ontario, to set-up camp and join friends for three weeks of glorious fishing.  His wife of 30 years, Lorraine Bortolin, was flying into Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan on Sunday July 24, where he would pick her up at the airport and make the seven hour trip back to northern Ontario to spend two more weeks vacationing.  It was in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, that Mark became ill and passed away.  He was, however, able to spend one week enjoying what he loved second best and that was spending time in Missinaibi with great friends, great fishing and delicious fish fries.  Mark and Lorraine have two children, Jaclyn and Zachary, who will dearly miss their father.  Mark was also nonno to his grand puppy, Ruby.  Lovingly remembered by sisters, Carol Ann and husband Jorge Geaga (Los Angeles), Mary (Mississauga), sisters-in-law Elaine (Doug) and Jean (Joe), in-laws Louise and Gus Brun and Angelina Bortolin, as well as his nieces and nephews and their families.   He is predeceased by his parents Melville (1992) and Frances (1994), and brothers Doug (2002) and Joe (2005).  Mark’s first love was his motorcycle and riding in the open air, free as a bird.  It had always been a joke that if he had to choose between the bike and his wife Lorraine, she could come along for the ride.  His life was a great bike ride, which was at times, filled with bumps in the road which were overcome only to make the ride more adventurous and enjoyable.  Over the years, Mark raised thousands of dollars in the Ride for Sight.  His dream was to ride to Alaska; a dream that unfortunately will not come true.  If you so desire, donations to Community Living Essex County or The Foundation Fighting Blindness- Canada (Ride for Sight) would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation Thursday 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Families First, 585 Sandwich Street South, Amherstburg (519-969-5841).  Cremation to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

P.S. I’m doing dishes tonight Marconi.

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BEZAIRE, Sylvio

Posted by on July 25, 2016

Passed awaweb_Bezaire_Josephy peacefully on July 25, 2016 at his home at 87 years of age.  Beloved husband of Lucille with whom he shared 63 years of marriage with.  Loving father of Roger & Rosanne (nee Allen), Norman & the late Laurie (nee Seguin), Gregory & Lori (nee Russell), Suzette & Ernest Gerard, Maurice & Anne-Marie (nee Beneteau), Marcel & Kelly (nee Brown).  Precious grandfather of 19 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Elie & Della Bezaire.  Brother of Rachel & the late Louis Rocheleau. Predeceased by Noella & Paul Gauthier, Valentine & Willis Steffy, Estelle & Paul Tremblay, Armand & Helen Bezaire, Isabelle & Felix Renaud, Rosario Bezaire, Norman Bezaire, Euclide Bezaire, Yvonne Bezaire.  Dear brother-in-law of Marie Bezaire. Memorial donations to the Windsor Regional Cancer Center would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation will be held on Thursday July 28, 2016 from 3-5 and 7-9 at Families First Amherstburg, 585 Sandwich St. South, Amherstburg (519-969-5841).  Parish prayers Thursday evening at 8:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue on Friday July 29, 2016 at St. Joseph Church, River Canard from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m.  Interment to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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FRYER, Daniel Wayne

Posted by on July 20, 2016

Passed aweb_fryer_danielway peacefully on July 19, 2016 at 67 years of age surrounded by his family.  Loving father of Dan (Andrea), Joe (Amanda), Shawn (Julie).  Precious grandfather of Sidney, Marie, Macaulay, Teddy, Jack, Ben, Aida, Kate, Eli, Titus, the late Malik and Odelia.  Son of the late Wilfred and Marjorie.  Brother of Bill (Christine), the late Don, the late Jerry, Marjie (Ron), Mark (Michelle), Mary Lou, (Dan).  Dan was a volunteer fire fighter with the Amherstburg Department for 18 years and A.A.M. ambulance service for 6 years. He was retired from General Chemical after many years of service. At Dan’s request a private family service was held with cremation to follow.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to Families First Amherstburg, 585 Sandwich Street South Amherstburg 519-969-5841.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.familiesfirst.ca

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HRYCAY, Max

Posted by on July 18, 2016

PassedWEB_Hrycay_Maxim away peacefully in his 92nd  year on July 17, 2016, with his family by his side.  Survived by his loving wife Carol (nee Dunn) of 61 years and children; Bill (Gabrielle), Jim (Madonna Beale), Susan Novosad (John) and Mary.  Beloved Dido to Jason (Shannon), Justine Arbour (Matt), Kevin Wiles, Sean Wiles (Kerri Jenkins) and 5 great grandchildren; Declan and Liam Hrycay, and Ethan, Carleigh and Owen Wiles.  Brother of Olga Mazuren (Winnipeg), Morris (Vancouver), Helen Reed (predeceased), Martha Farnell (Calgary), Bill (Toronto) and Andrew (Melville, Sask.).  Brother-in-law of Vic Dunn (predeceased), Leon Dunn (predeceased), Bill Dunn (predeceased), Ella Chauvin (predeceased), Ron Dunn (predeceased) and Linda Marentette.  Max was born in the Ukraine, came to Canada in 1926 where the family homesteaded in Saskatchewan.  Max eventually came to Windsor in 1950.  Max was a very generous and caring father, godfather, cousin and a wonderful uncle to many nieces and nephews. His love of wood working will provide many treasured memories for all members of the family.   Private family time was held followed by cremation and a celebration of Max’s life will be held at a later date.  The family wishes to thank all of the wonderful and caring staff and volunteers at the Erie Shores Campus (Leamington) of The Hospice of Windsor & Essex County.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospice would be appreciated.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to Families First 585 Sandwich St. South Amherstburg (519-969-5841).  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Marentette, Sophie (nee Blain)

Posted by on July 16, 2016

WEB_Marentette_Sophie1920-2016 Sophie slipped away peacefully to join her beloved husband Raymond (1995) on July 15, 2016. She was devoted and caring mom to Rena Gilbert (Paul), Bernice Siergjuk (2004), Doris Bellemore (Roland 2006) and David Marentette (Kim). She will also be missed by her grandchildren Lisa Chauvin (Mike), Shelley Bobbie (Brian), Karen Pontini (Rick), Kerry Wall, Melissa Peters, Sherry Rudling (Wally), Steven Siergjuk, Jackie Rivest (Tyler), Justin and Chris Marentette and Alison and Sean (2005) Bellemore. She also has 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She is survived by her brother Alphonse and sister Lorraine Bulley (Don) and by numerous nieces and nephews. Sophie was a long-time parishioner of St. Simon & St. Jude Parish where she was a member of the C.W.L. Sophie was an avid quilter and loved to share her talents with others. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Monday 3-5pm and 7-9pm with parish prayers at 4:30pm at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Tuesday, family and friends are invited to meet after 9:30 am at St. Simon & St. Jude Parish (488 St. Charles St.) for Mass at 10:30am. Interment to follow at St. William’s cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Dennison, Donald Roy

Posted by on July 16, 2016

WEB_Dennison_DonaldPeacefully on July 16, 2016, at the age of 86.  Predeceased by his wife Marion and his dear friend Mary.  Dear “Pops” of Linda Bridge and husband Robert, Duane and wife Pat, Bob and wife Sue, and predeceased by his daughter Debra.  Cherished “Poppy” of Holly (Donny), Nicole, Trevor (Rachel), Michael (Eva), Justin, James, Joel and Jessica.  Great “Poppy” of Gabrielle, Zac, Zoe, Kenzie and Dylan.  Survived by his siblings Dot Muzzatti (the late Bill) and Butch (Carol) and predeceased by Skip and Betty.  Don was retired from the University of Windsor.  He enjoyed life and will be missed by many friends.  If you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation Monday 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Funeral Service Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Côté, Paul

Posted by on July 16, 2016

WEB_Cote_PaulNEWIt is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Paul, following a brief illness, on July 13, 2016, with his loving family by his side at 65 years of age.  Cherished spouse of Kim Maxim.  Loving father of Tracey & Kevin Horne, and James & Alice Côté.  Loving step-father of Ryan Brazeau and Christopher Maxim.  Adored grandfather of Samantha, Evan, Lyric, Naomi, Avril, Fiona and James.  Predeceased by his parents Louis & Clara Côté.  Dear brother of Carol & Eugene Brosseau, Ronald & Suzanne Côté, Janette & Wayne Bertrand, Annette & Peter Wright and Gary & Rita Côté.  He will be sadly missed by Lee Brazeau and by many nieces and nephews. Paul was a well-respected and talented carpenter and was truly a master of his trade.  He will be remembered for his sense of humour and his deep love of family.  Cremation has taken place and a private family service was held at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841  Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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Smith, Nolan Ryan (Frank)

Posted by on July 14, 2016

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It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Nolan on July 12, 2016 at 19 years of age.  Nolan was tragically taken from us while swimming on vacation with family.  Beloved son of Renata Frank, Darren Smith and Kristi Smith (Dwayne MacDonald).  Beyond adored and devoted big brother and “Nanni” of Kamryn.  Dear stepson of Travis Orloski.  Proud and loving grandson of Rob & Connie, Susan Frank (Garnet Drummond), Stephen Frank, Joni Baltzer (Brad Colman) and Gary & Rose Baltzer.  Best nephew of “Auntie Jenny” Jennifer Jovanovski and Uncle Deni Jovanovski, Christine & Tomek Szareki, Jacqui LaMarre, Terri & Chad Vander Muren, Angie & Brian Clement, and Adam Baltzer & Riki Paraskevin.  Loving cousin of Lauren and Ally, Matthew, Caitlin and Brian, Meghan and Michael, and Evan and Tyler.  Dear great-grandson of Vera Burt (the late Bill), the late Henry & Hazel “Bugga” Smith, the late Cameron & Ethel Knowler, and James “Nono” and the late Evelyn Benedet.  He will be sadly missed by many family members and friends.  Nolan was a vibrant, funny and outgoing young man who loved his family and friends deeply.  He touched the lives of many and his positive spirit will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.  He was so proud of his new job at Festival Tent and Party Rentals and was excited about the opportunities ahead.  If you so desire, donations to the Brentwood Program for the Youth would be appreciated by the family.  Visiting Saturday and Sunday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841  Interment at Country Meadows Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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MacIsaac, Catherine Anne

Posted by on July 13, 2016

web_macisaac cathleenWith deep sorrow we announce the passing of Anne MacIsaac on July 12, 2016.  Anne passed away peacefully with her family at her side.  She was born on May 21, 1922 to Mary and Hugh R. Gillis in Mabou Harbour, Nova Scotia.  Wife of the late Frederick Alexander MacIsaac, (1998) and loving mother of Ann Marie (Dr. Michael) Slipchuk, Ron (Cindy), Dr. Hugh (Dr. Jaimie) MacIsaac, Maureen (Ron) Timothy, Judy (George) Breshamer, and Michael.  Sister of the late Angus, Neil, Alex, Kay, Mabel, Hughie Dan, John Bernie, Mary Florence, Frank and infant sister Mary Laurie Gillis.  Doting grandmother to Michael, Matthew, Daniel and Marcus Slipchuk, Brandon and Ian MacIsaac, Alexander and Kelly MacIsaac, Michael, Jennifer (and husband Zee Fatallah), Catherine and Colleen O’Phee, and Jaclyn and Andrew Breshamer.  Great grandmother of Jude Mulder and Emmary O’Phee, and Vienna and Brianna O’Phee. Anne is also survived by many nieces and nephews across Canada and the USA.  Anne was a wonderful and kind person to all, and will be deeply missed.  Her love of family, Cape Breton, fiddle music, her Scottish roots, and a good cup of tea are legendary.  She will be remembered for her generosity and hospitality. Her most precious times were spent preparing for big family dinners. Anne was a devout Roman Catholic and a true believer in prayer. The family is grateful for the outstanding care and compassion provided by staff on the Harrow Unit at Schlegel Villages, and to Dr. Kupeyan and RaeAnne Ingratta. Visitation Thursday, July 14th at 3-5 and 7-9pm, parish prayers Thursday 7:00 p.m. at Families First, 3260 Dougall Ave, South Windsor 519-969-5841.  Funeral mass Friday, July 15th at 10:00a.m. at St. Alphonsus Church, 85 Park St E, Windsor. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Bevan, Irene Valera

Posted by on July 11, 2016

web_Bevan_IreneApril 6, 1920-July 10, 2016. After a short illness surrounded by her loving family, Irene Bevan passed away after 96 adventure-filled years on earth. Born in rural Saskatchewan, Irene was the youngest daughter of Gertrude and Chauncey Close. Her parents believed in a good education so their daughter became a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse when she was only 19 years old. Irene married Jack M. Bevan in August, 1941 and dutifully followed him on troop trains during his many placements in the Second World War. After the War, settling in Saskatchewan and farming in the Druid/Dodsland area, Irene and Jack started their family. Dennis (Nancy), Donald (Nancy), Allan (Ilona), William (Mary Ellen) came along. The family moved to Saskatoon then Toronto as Jack pursued further education and work as a social work administrator. The family finally moved to Windsor in 1959 when Jack became the Executive Director of the Children’s Aid Society—a position now held by his youngest son, Bill. In the early 1960s Irene returned to her work as a teacher, becoming an oft-called upon and highly effective substitute instructor for the Windsor Board of Education. Irene had a quietly confident demeanor; could play the piano and lead a song while having a wonderful calming influence on her classes. This note was reported by her two youngest sons who were in her classes in grades four and five. Eventually Irene worked as a family assessment worker recommending child custody arrangements for the Official Guardian’s Office contracted through the Essex County Children’s Aid Society. Irene was commended by Family Court Judges for her insightful and sensitive casework. Irene and Jack were long time members of Paulin Memorial Presbyterian Church in Windsor and enjoyed the fellowship they found there. After Jack died in 1983, Irene had the good fortune to meet Reginald Pritchard. They married in 1988 and lived happily together in Windsor until his passing in 1994. Irene later returned to Saskatchewan and married her childhood friend, Bill Beaman. She was walked down the aisle by her 2 eldest sons, Dennis and Don, 2 weeks after 9/11. Irene was 81 years old at the time. She and Bill enjoyed each other’s company until his passing in 2010. Upon Bill’s death, Irene once again returned to the city she loved and lived at Oak Park Terrace in Windsor. Special thanks to the staff of Oak Park for their care and support. Also thanks to Dr. Greenaway, St. Elizabeth Health Services and Diane Smith at Community Care Access Centre for their compassionate assistance. Irene is survived by her sons, daughters in law, and the Bevan grandchildren—Maya, Gwen, Brendan, Kieran, Rhys and Mikaela. Irene also loved the attention she lavished on her great grandchildren—Aeryn, Jack and Merryweather. Irene loved her life; she loved her family, and was generous to all with her time. In lieu of flowers please consider donations in Irene’s name to Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society. A private family memorial service will be held 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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Crosswell UE, Frank Victor Edward

Posted by on July 11, 2016

web_crosswell_FrankSurrounded by his immediate family, Frank passed away peacefully on 10 July 2016. Born on 24 November 1937 in Niagara Falls, a proud descendant of loyalist stock, Frank moved to Windsor in 1957. A dedicated union leader and member of Local 200 UAW/CAW, Frank, among other elected posts, served as skilled trade chairperson and as an executive board member. Like the other Frankie sang, Crosswell always did it his way—and always full bore—be it racing stock cars, hunting and fishing, boating, camping, or on the computer. Blissfully married to his bride of 58 years, Marilyn (Pond), they are the proud parents of David Ross (Sue) and James Frank (Sheryl) and grandparents of Jenn and Jason. Frank was preceded in death by his parents—“Flip” and Kathleen—and siblings David (1951) and Suzanne (2012). He is survived by siblings Dan (Karen), Barry, and Anna Marie. Visitation: Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. THURS 14 July, 3-5, 7-9. Memorial: same venue, FRI 15 July, 11 am. Interment: Lundy’s Lane Cemetery, Niagara Falls, at a later date. In lieu of memorials, if so disposed, please direct donations to Hospice of Windsor and Essex County. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Lesperance, Ronald

Posted by on July 4, 2016

WEB_Lesperance_RonaldIt is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ronald Lesperance on July 3, 2016 at 88 years of age. Beloved husband of Cora (nee Atherton) for 65 years. Loving father of Linda (Shawn) Glover and Mary (David) Gilbert. Cherished Grandpa of Isaac, Laura, Courtney, Mitchell and Brandon. Dear brother of Mary Lesperance, George Lesperance and reunited with his siblings Richard, Bernard and Gayner. Ron worked for Motor Products and Welles Bus Manufacturing for many years. Special thank you to nurse Samantha from St. Elizabeth and HDGH- Hospice Palliative Care Unit Nurses for their care and compassion. If you so desire, donations to The Transition to Betterness would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Wednesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Thursday at 10:00am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Procession to Victoria Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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HEARN, Doreen Margaret (nee McLuckie)

Posted by on July 4, 2016

web_hern_doreenAugust 11, 1927 – July 3, 2016

Passed away peacefully with her devoted and loving husband Donald A. (Bud)(Pip)(Papa) of 72 years of marriage by her side at the age of 88.  Cherished mother of Donald G. and wife Susan, Janet Campbell and friend Jim Lapain.  Loving and proud grandma to Donald M. and Lisa, Bradley and Patricia, Steven and Mary, Colleen and Steve Barei.  GaGa (Great-grandma) to Sarah, Donald H., Lilly, Molly, Savannah, Conner, Jenna, Luke, Vanessa and Charlie.  She loved them to the moon and back.  Beloved sister of Kathleen Bay, Florence Norris, Mary Melville (deceased), Nettie Wilson (deceased) and sister-in-law Betty Hearn.  God mother to Cheryl and dear auntie Dee to Pamela, Colin, Marc and Nancy (deceased).  Doreen will be fondly remembered for her outgoing personality and gift of fashion and flare.  She will also be remembered as a kind, loving and giving person.  The Cancer Society presented Doreen with a Thank You award for 65 years of volunteering services.  A special thanks to all the loving care and kindness from the care givers that helped care for Mom in these last few months.  Thanks for also caring for Pip at this time.  We are ever so grateful for Mom & Dad’s loving neighbours Michelle & Pat Monforton and their children.  Cremation and private family services has taken place.  Arrangements entrusted to Families First, 585 Sandwich St., Amherstburg (519-969-5841).  In Doreen’s memory donations to Canadian Cancer Society or the Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Taylor, Rose (nee Drouillard)

Posted by on July 3, 2016

web_taylor_roseIt is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother Rose on July 2, 2016, at the age of 89.  Loving wife to the late Alex (2006) with whom she celebrated 63 years of marriage.  Loving mother of Jane (Walter) Zahaluk, Linda (Glenn) Ross, Janet (Don) Moore, Mark (Kathy) Taylor.  Predeceased by sons Ralph (1946) and Phillip (1948).  Daughter of the late Ida (1981) and Wallace (1953).  Survived by twelve loving grandchildren Jim, Dan, Lisa (Eug), Alex, Mike (Robyn), Denise (Bryce), Adam (Danielle), Trevor, Erin, Wayne, Brian and Kristine.  Seven great-grandchildren Jeff, Ashley, Douglas, Samantha, Kenten, Chris and Krystle and one great-great grandson Damian.  Rose leaves behind sisters Annabelle (Ernie) Lena (Gerald) Donna (Alfred) brothers Omay (Sharon) Gordon (Genie) Nelson (Flo).  Predeceased by sisters Vina (Ernie) and Isabelle (Archie) and brothers Aurele (Jeanette) and Rapheal. Rose will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Rose’s family would like to send a very special thank you to the staff at Southwood Lakes Extendicare for the care you gave our Mom and the kindness you showed our family.  If you so desire, memorial donations  to the Alzheimer’s Association, Crohns, Multiple Sclerosis or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Monday 7-9 p.m. Tuesday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday 10:00 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery Maidstone.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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WIERINGA, Gary

Posted by on June 28, 2016

SeptembWEB_gary_wieringaer 30, 1942 – June 27, 2016
Passed away peacefully with his loving wife Jeannine (nee Bloomfield) by his side. Proud father of Brian Wieringa-Knight, Tammy Minutella and husband Rick (California) and Pops to 4 grandchildren and 4 great-granddaughters. Brother of Katie and the late Anne, George, Dena, Kip, and John. Loving son of the late Dorothy and John. Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Gary worked in Tool & Die for 35 years, and loved his time outdoors and travelling with his best friend Jeannie. Special thanks to the staff at Leamington Hospital, 2nd floor, for their loving care and support during his stay, and to the staff at Idler nursing home. Visiting on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of a Memorial Service at 4:00 p.m. at the Families First Funeral Home Amherstburg, 585 Sandwich St. S. 519- 969- 5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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D’AMORE, Maria (Marietta) (nee DiDomenico)

Posted by on June 28, 2016

June 6, 193web_damore maria0 – June 27, 2016

Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Hotel Dieu Hospital at the age of 86 years, of Amherstburg.  Predeceased by her beloved husband Nicola D’Amore (2011).  Predeceased by her parents Andre DiDomenico (1940) and Angiolina DiDomenico (2003). Also predeceased by in-laws Giovanni D’Amore (1977) and Felicia D’Amore (1978), of Abbateggio, Italy. Dearest mother of Phyllis and husband Remo D’Amore, John and wife Antonietta D’Amore, all of Amherstburg. Loving Nonna of Remo D’Amore & wife Renee, Tania Larsen & husband Jason, Stephanie Paquette & husband Jason, and Nicholas D’Amore & wife Jessica. Bis Nonna of Owen, Sacha Larsen, Ella & Luca, (one more on the way) Paquette, and Giuliana D’Amore.  Dear sister of Lola Zaccagnini & late husband Giulio (2016). Dearest sister-in-law of the late Clemente D’Amore & wife Donata, late Antonio D’Amore & wife Concetta, all of Abbateggio, Italy. Will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Maria was a retired employee from Reflex Plastics, and also a member of the Giusseppe Verdi Club and a member of the Giovani Pensionati. If you desire donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes, Madonna Del Elcina (Abbateggio), and St. John the Baptist Church Improvement Fund. Visiting on Wednesday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m.  Parish prayers 8:00 p.m.  Funeral service on Thursday June 30, 2016 at 9:45 a.m. from the Families First Funeral Home Amherstburg, 585 Sandwich St. S. 519- 969- 5841, then processing to St. John the Baptist Church for 10:30 a.m. mass.  Entombment to follow at St. John the Baptist Cemetery.   Share memories, photos or make a donation online at FamiliesFirst.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

LAING, Shirley J. (nee Brush)

Posted by on June 26, 2016

Passed aweb_laingway peacefully on June 25, 2016 at 87 years of age surrounded by her loving family.  Predeceased by her husband William (1982).  Loving mother and best friend to Karen and Pat Coyle, Denise and Pat Brinkman, Helen and Tony Caba, Andrea and Jay Prieur, Gerard and Mary Beth Laing.  Will be missed dearly by her 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Leslie and Helen Brush.   Dear sister to Nancy Lenson and the late James, Sharron Bernard, the late June and Garnet Braun, Les Brush, Gerald Brush, and Lynwood Brush. Sister in- law to Pat Brush and Donna Brush. If you desire donations may be made to the St. John the Baptist Parish Improvement Fund. Shirley was a former pastoral care person at St. John the Baptist Church and volunteered at Richmond Terrace Nursing Home.   Visiting on Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral service on Wednesday June 29, 2016 at 9:45 a.m. from the Families First Funeral Home Amherstburg, 585 Sandwich St. S. 519- 969- 5841, then proceeding to St. John the Baptist Church for 10:30 a.m. mass.  Interment to follow at St. John the Baptist Cemetery.   Share memories, photos or make a donation at FamiliesFirst.ca. Our heartfelt thanks to the EMT staff who brought Mom to the hospital and to Dr. Tambakis and special Nurses Andrea, Diane, Chelsea, Denise and Melissa (Met Campus). Your professional care and compassion for our Mother and family members all through the night will never be forgotten.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

ROCHELEAU, Hector

Posted by on June 26, 2016

Peaceweb_rocheleaufully on June 25, 2016 at 89 years of age. Loving husband of Theresa (nee Pare).  Dearest father of Yvette and Brad Purdie.  Dear son of the late Ernest and Stella Rocheleau. Cherished grandfather of Danielle, James, and Donald. Dear brother of the late Anthony and wife Jeannette Rocheleau, the late Elizabeth wife of the late Herby Rocheleau, the late Cecile-Mary wife of the late Ernie Rocheleau, the late Frank Rocheleau and the late Theresa Rocheleau.  Dear brother in-law of the late Rachel and husband the late Louis Bezaire, Blaise and late wife Theresa Pare, Yvonne and late husband Joseph Seguin, Agnes and late husband Bill O’Rourke. Inlieu of flowers, donations to The Restoration Fund of St. Joseph Church, would be appreciated. On Tuesday, June 28, 2016 family and friends will meet at St. Joseph Church River Canard after 10:30am followed by Funeral Mass at 11:30am. Interment St. Joseph Church Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to FAMILIES FIRST 585 Sandwich St. S., Amherstburg, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

Scratch, Robert Owen

Posted by on June 24, 2016

web_scratch_robSuddenly on June 21, 2016 at the age of 47. Loving son of Jo-Ann Holleman and the late Bobby Jule Scratch (2014). Father of Matthew Bruce Scratch. Grandfather of Saffaya. Dear brother of Julie Ann Marie Scratch-Hale (Gord). Uncle of Millie Ann Scratch-Hale. Sadly missed by his aunt Crys Mulesa (Don), Andrea Oleksa (Mike) and his late Granny and Poppa Bobby and Julia Scratch, and grandparents Mary Ruth Dullam and Owen Harold Holleman. Dearly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Also missed by the Oram family. Robby was an avid car enthusiast and mechanic and loved the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers. His favourite times included spending time with his friends and having a cold one. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Humane Society or a Charity of Choice would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Sunday 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Sinnott, John Edmund (Ted) P. Eng.

Posted by on June 24, 2016

web_sinott_johnPeacefully on June 24, 2016 at 89 years of age. Beloved husband for 62years to Agnes I. (Pat) Sinnott (nee McLean). Cherished father of Dean (Lynne), Heather, Peter, Sheila (Peter) and John (Janice). He will be missed by many loving nieces and nephews. Ted retired in 1987 as Professional Engineer with Hiram Walker and Son’s. Ltd. Cremation service was held with a private family interment at a later date. 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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MCWHINNIE, Brian David

Posted by on June 24, 2016

web_McWhinnie_Brian It is with broken hearts that we announce the untimely passing of our son Brian, on June 22, 2016 at 35 years of age. Beloved son of David and Lynn, loving brother of Shari Hill (Jeff), dear grandson of Trudy Libby (Hawksworth). As per Brian’s wishes, there will be no services held. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Families First, 585 Sandwich Street South Amherstburg (519-969-5841).  Share memories or photos at www.familiesfirst.ca

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, Toronto, Windsor

Maden, Henry

Posted by on June 23, 2016

Passed away on June 20, 2016 in his 96th year with family by his side at Country Village, Woodslee. web_Maden_HenryLoving husband of Elizabeth (nee Van Opdorp) for almost 70 years.  Dearest father of Mary and husband Jim St. Pierre, Cisco, Bill (2015) and wife Jill, Adrian and wife Judi (2015).  Cherished Opa of Tim (Teri), Lisa, Cindy (Mark), Andy (Dawn), Jason (Paola), Melissa, Marshall (Karen), Mackenzie (Evan), Branwen (Scott) and Joshua.  Great-Opa to 13 great-grandchildren.  Survived by siblings Joan Broeders and Bill (Catharina) of Essex County; Jan (Riet) and Joop (Mieke) of Holland.  Predeceased by siblings Tonni Van Egmond, Gerry, Frank, Jeanne Uljee, Peet, Liesje and Lies Heynen.  Henry was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #4555, Woodslee and an avid bridge player and bike rider. Special thanks to the Support Staff at Country Village for their outstanding compassionate care of Henry and Elizabeth.  If you so desire, memorial donations to Windsor-Essex County ALS Society would be appreciated.  Visiting Friday 3-5:30pm with K of C prayers at 4pm at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Saturday, family and friends are invited to meet at St. John the Evangelist Church (1688 County Road 46, Woodslee) after 10am followed by Funeral Mass at 11am.  Burial St. John’s Cemetery, Woodslee.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor