TAYLOR, George

Posted by on January 29, 2015

In Ste Anne’s Hospital , passed away, on January 21, 2015, at the age of 89. Beloved husband of the late Marion Nelson. He leaves to mourn relatives and friends. Visiting Tuesday 11 am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 until 12 noon. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or donations at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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HOULE, Alice Marie

Posted by on January 29, 2015

web_Houle, AliceIt is with great sadness we announce the passing of Alice on January 26, 2015 at 63 years of age. Loving wife of Dean Semark. Best friend and sister of Theresa Rondeau (John). Beloved sister of Yvonne Silk, Jeanette Paterson (Ralph), Leo Houle (Rita) and Omer Houle (Jane). Predeceased by parents Arthur (1969) and Malvina (2001), sisters Irene Finn (1991), Cecile Amyot (2008) and brothers Albert Houle (2000) and Paul Houle (2001). Will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation Friday from 6- 9p.m. 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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Stewart, Reginald Casimir “Cas”

Posted by on January 28, 2015

Peacefully on January 27, 2015 at the age of 76, with his family by his side. Loving husband of Lynne Eager. Dear father of Dale and Kerry, Jason and Jodi, Dustin and MaryAnne. Step-father of Anthony and Elisa, Christine and Scott, Kelly and Mario, Barb and Mark. Proud grandfather of Hanna, Kendra, Alexis, Aidan, Eva, Gabriel, Andrew, Addison, and Papa of Aidan, Owen, Hannah, John, Katie, Joshua, Matthew, Thomas, Simon, Luke, Patrick, Chloe and Kate. Survived by his siblings; Lester and Yvonne Stewart, Anne and Larry Dumouchelle, sisters-in-law Shirley and Anita, and by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers Kevin and John Blaise. Cas retired from C.P. Rail after 42 years of service. After his retirement, his favourite pastimes were travel, Bridge, golf and sports. Cas touched the lives of many through his volunteer work with Brentwood Recovery Home, EFAP, and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. If you so desire, donations to Brentwood Recovery Home, Hospice Residential or Canadian Cancer Society-Research would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Friday 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Parish Prayer Friday at 4:30 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Saturday, family and friends are invited to meet after 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of The Atonement Parish, 2940 Forrest Glade Drive until time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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McGaffey Donald

Posted by on January 28, 2015

On January 28, 2015 at the age of 82 years with loving family by his side. Beloved husband of Frances (nee Brennan). Loving father of Edward McGaffey of Windsor, Colleen McGaffey and husband John Tenhaaf of Cedar Springs, Karen and husband Dr. Mark Fitzsimmons of Whitby, Dr. Ken and wife Stephanie McGaffey of Ingersoll. Dear son of the late Miriam and George McGaffey. Cherished grandfather of Shannon, Sean, Corinne, Mary, Julie, Emily, Evan, Tess, Ian and Ryan. Dearest brother of George and wife Betty McGaffey, Thelma and husband Jack Riddle, Marion and husband Gerald LaPointe, Sharon McGaffey, the late Florence and husband Russell Howell. Dear brother-in-law of Mary wife of the late Jack Hartery, Helen and late husband Louis Keoughan, the late Thomas Brennan, Edward Brennan, Vincent and wife Jean Brennan, John Brennan and William Brennan. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Don was a life member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. If you so desire, donations to St. Vincent de Paul Society or The Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Friday from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Prayers Friday at 4:30 p.m. Funeral Saturday 10:45 a.m. from Families First Funeral Home 1065 Lauzon Road East Windsor 519-969-5841 to St. Vincent de Paul Church (2015 Balfour Blvd.) for Mass at 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Gauthier, Gary Wilfred “Gauth”

Posted by on January 28, 2015

web_Gauthier, GaryBorn on December 20, 1951. Died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on January 26, 2015 at 63 years of age. There was no one quite like him… We had to say goodbye to our dear husband, father, brother, in law, uncle and friend Gary “Gauth”, after a tremendously difficult journey. He fought a good fight right to the very end and never lost his “sharp” sense of humour. Best friend and husband to Julie (nee Scodeller) for almost 40 years. Devoted father to Jessie (Eric) and David (Laura). Predeceased by parents Wilfred & Florence Gauthier, and father & mother-in-law Louis & Giovanna Scodeller. Loving brother to Jude Gauthier. Brother-in-law to Orf & Cathy Scodeller, Ray & the late Mary Penfold. Fun-loving uncle to Marc (Tiffany), Amy (Josh) & Regan. Will be sorely missed by many relatives and many, many friends. Gary was the longtime owner of Bull & Gauthier Collision. He was a member of Pointe West Golf Club and Essex Golf & Country Club. He will be missed greatly. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation, St. John the Baptist Restoration Fund or Hospice of Windsor Essex would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Thursday 7-9 pm. and Friday 2-5 pm & 7-9 pm. Parish prayers Friday 4:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Saturday, family and friends are invited to meet at St. John the Baptist Church, 225 Brock Street, Amherstburg after 10:30 am until the time of Mass of Resurrection at 11:30 am. Entombment to follow at Windsor Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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LaPlante, Margaret

Posted by on January 27, 2015

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on January 26, 2015 at 74 years of age. Beloved spouse of 33 years to Ralph Newmaster. Loving mother of Steve & Barb Goll, Michael LaPlante, and Cindy & Keith Bird all of Alberta. Cherished “Mim” of Max and of 1 great-grandchild. She will be sadly missed by her 4 sisters and by many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and a private family service was held at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. www.familiesfirst.ca

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Kipping, John Gregory

Posted by on January 27, 2015

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on January 26, 2015 at 67 years of age. Loving father of Dwayne (Shelly), Tera (Adam) and Skipp (Karen). Treasured Grandpa of Karlee, Summer, Kassidy, Kaiden and Kennedy. Adored son of Nancy. Former spouse of Gloria Kipping (Lanny). Dear brother of Terry (Patty), Brian, Mark (Shelley), and the late Wayne (Helen), Heather (Neil), Lynda (Paul), Bonnie (Ron) and Diane (Bob). He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Cherished friend to many, including those he worked with at Hawkeswood Garage and Windsor Body and Fender. Greg worked at Windsor Body and Fender for 23 years as a world-class painter. Special thank you to Shelley for her care and dedication to Dad and the rest of the Kippings. Also, to the staff of Metropolitan Campus 4th Floor Oncology unit and Dr. Y. Emara Complex especially Teresa and Suzie Q. If you so desire, donations to Hospice of Windsor, Transition to Betterness or to would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Thursday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Friday 11:30am 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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HOULE, Alice Marie

Posted by on January 27, 2015

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Alice on January 26, 2015 at 63 years of age. Loving wife of Dean Semark. Best friend and sister of Theresa Rondeau (John). Beloved sister to Yvonne Silk, Jeanette Paterson (Ralph), Leo Houle (Rita) and Omer Houle (Jane). Predeceased by parents Arthur (1969) and Malvina (2001), sisters Irene Finn (1991), Cecile Amyot (2008) and brothers Albert Houle (2000) and Paul Houle (2001). Will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.

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Shaw, Jean

Posted by on January 26, 2015

web_shaw jeanWith her loving daughter by her side on Sunday January 25, 2015 at 90 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Norman (1992). Cherished mother of Lesley and husband Neil Walsh, Sandi Shaw, Barry and wife Alison Shaw. Loving grandmother of Lauren, Leigh, Scott, Ryan, and Alex. Dear sister of Mary Korol, and the late Elsie.   Jean was an active volunteer helping others including VON’s Meals on Wheels program. If you so desire, donations to VON Meals on Wheels would be appreciated. Special thanks doctors, nurses and staff of Windsor Regional Hospital Metropolitan Campus 4th Floor and Extendicare Southwood Lakes.   Cremation was held, services 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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QUINN, Douglas

Posted by on January 25, 2015

Passed Jan 24, 2015.
It is with heavy hearts Dannette, Justin, Brenden and Naomi have parted with their husband, dad and father-in-law to be. A special mention to his “brother” Tim Quinn & family. He will also be missed dearly by Carson, Sadie and Grumpa’s Odie. Doug worked for Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital for 28 years. Visitation Tuesday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service Wednesday 10 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make donations at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Wilson, Bernadette (nee Byrne)

Posted by on January 25, 2015

While in the care of her loving family on January 25, 2015 at 98 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Harold (1985). Cherished mother of Marilyn wife of the late Mike Lozinski (1993), Carl and wife Nancy Wilson, Susan and husband Dan Byrne, Carey and wife Debbie Wilson. Loving mémé of Chris, Lisa, Deanna, Trisha, Keri-Lynn, Kurtis, Mandy and 12 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of the late Carl, Florence, Irene, Mabel and Roy. Bernadette retired from Canteen of Canada in 1981. If you so desire, donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Tuesday 7-9 p.m., Parish prayers Tuesday 8:00 p.m. at Families First 2130 Front Rd LaSalle. On Wednesday, family and friends are invited to meet at Sacred Heart Church LaSalle after 11 :00 a.m. followed by Mass of Resurrection at 12:00 noon. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make donations at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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BARTON, Jessie Marion

Posted by on January 24, 2015

web_barton_jessiePassed on near the end of her 87th year. Loving wife of the late William Barton (2013) for over 65 years. Beloved mother of William (Fannea) Barton. Dear grandmother of Kris (Lynn) Barton. Marion was a family oriented woman who gave love, support and joyful friendship to all. She was a long time member of Emmanuel United Church on Lincoln Road. Marion was born in Detroit, Michigan and, after her marriage, lived happily in Windsor. Visitation Tuesday 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm. Funeral Service Wednesday 11:30 am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. A private interment to take place at a later time. Share memories and photos at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Emery, Justin J.

Posted by on January 22, 2015

web_emery josephPassed away peacefully on January 22, 2015 at the age of 83. Loving husband to Lois (nee St. Aubin). Loving father to Giselle Emery and James Hastings-Trew, Chris and Judy Keys, Genevieve Emery, Mary Emery and Dennis Wilson. Precious grandpa to Kyle, Alek and Nicole. Dear son to the late Leon and Frances Emery. Beloved brother to the late Andre, husband to Fern, Marie, Grace and Don Regnier, Sister Evelyn Emery. Justin will be missed by his many nieces and nephews. Justin is predeceased by his St. Aubin brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Justin was a retired teacher with the Leamington and Kennedy High Schools. If you so desire, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Sunday 3-5, 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers Sunday 4:30 p.m. at . On Monday, family and friends are invited to meet at Corpus Christi Church (1400 Cabana Rd. W.) from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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TREMBLAY, Bernard (Bernie)

Posted by on January 22, 2015

web_tremblay bernardJan 5, 1935 – Jan 21, 2015

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden death of Bernie after complications following a heart attack and stroke, on January 21, 2015 at 80 years of age. Beloved husband of 60 years to Theresa (Jan 21, 2015). Son of the late Ernest Tremblay (1978) and Marguerite Lemay (1978). Loving Dad of Kathy, Shirley (Paul Chouinard), David (Daniel Marchand). Loving Pépé of Stacey Chouinard (1981), Amanda Chouinard (Marc Hulet), Kellie Chouinard and Mark Tremblay. Great-Pépé of Charlotte and Jacoby Hulet. Brother of Annette Chauvin, Ruth Ann (Tootsie) Little, Norman, Jacqueline Garant, Geraldine Gelderland and predeceased by Oscar, Betty Blake, Donald, Bob, Larry and Joe. Bernie was a retired auto mechanic who worked for T.A. Findlay Shell and Dan Kane Chevrolet. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or Windsor Essex Co. Humane Society would be appreciated. Cremation services 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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TREMBLAY, Theresa

Posted by on January 22, 2015

web_tremblay theresaMarch 16, 1936 – Jan 21, 2015

Dad paved the way to bring her home after complications following a stroke, on January 21, 2015 at 78 years of age. Beloved wife of 60 years to Bernard (Jan 21, 2015). Daughter of the late George Mailhiot (1968) and Blanche Jubenville (1997). Loving Mom of Kathy, Shirley (Paul Chouinard), David (Daniel Marchand). Loving Grandma of Stacey Chouinard (1981), Amanda Chouinard (Marc Hulet), Kellie Chouinard and Mark Tremblay. Great-Grandma of Charlotte and Jacoby Hulet. Sister of Shirley Groulx, George Mailhiot and Judy Fairthorne and predeceased by Leona Kael. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or Windsor Essex Co. Humane Society would be appreciated. Cremation services 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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MacInnis, Lucille Madeleine

Posted by on January 22, 2015

WEB_MacInnis_LucilleDied peacefully surrounded by family, on January 21, 2015 in Windsor, Ontario at 88 years of age. Predeceased by her husband Douglas and her son Paul. Loving mother of Robert (Marion), Ronald (Maribel), and Barry. Cherished Nana of Cassandra, Devin and Alexandra. Survived by her brother Andre and predeceased by siblings; Leopold, Fleurette, Rolland, Albert, Gabrielle, Noel, Marcelle, Therese, Fernande, Claire and Maurice. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec where she met her husband Douglas. Together they moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia where they raised their family. In kindness, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Cremation services were entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. A Memorial Service will take place at a later date in Nova Scotia. Future details will be posted on the website at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Orszt, Ryszard

Posted by on January 22, 2015

WEB2_Orszt_RyszardPassed away peacefully after a lengthy illness, on January 21, 2015. Loving husband to Ilona, with whom he celebrated 43 years of marriage. Devoted father to his son Adam and wife Jennifer of North Bay, and daughter Grazyna wife of the late Henryk of Poland. Beloved Dziadzio to Aleksandra of North Bay and Bartek of Poland. Dear brother to Janusz and wife Maria of Poland. If you so desire, memorial donations to Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Private family visiting and cremation services have 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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Benoit, Armand/Bernard “Barney”

Posted by on January 21, 2015

My dad with a heart of gold passed away peacefully on January 20, 2015 at the age of 83 at Windsor Regional Hospital Ouellette Campus. Loving husband to Marlene Benoit. Loving father to Dan Benoit (predeceased January 23 1998), loving father to Debbie (Benoit) Johnson and her dear friend Marc Charron. Dear brother to the late Lucille McGinnis wife to Bob, Lynn and husband Ray Paquette, the late Maurice and wife Evelyn Benoit, the late Bill and wife May Benoit and dear brother-in-law to the late Dolores and husband Gord Davidson. He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. My father donated a lot of his time to the City of Windsor after he retired from General Motors. He cared so much for people who were in his life. If you so desire, memorial donations to the Alzheimers Society would be greatly appreciated. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor. A memorial service will be held in the spring at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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BOUTILIER, Rose Marie

Posted by on January 21, 2015

Peacefully, on January 20, 2015 with loving family by her side at the age 74. Loving mother to Debbie (Neal), Cathy, Karen, Brenda (Alan) and Shannon (J.P). Proud Grandma to Christopher (Jillian), Matthew (the late Kathyrn), Nicole, Michael (Chelsea), Samantha, Aaron (Melissa), Amanda (Mike), Alex, Ryan and Lincoln. Great-grandma to Noah, Chase, Marlee and Christopher. Survived by siblings Marjorie (Mike), Barbara (George), Diane (the late Stephan) and Douglas (Andrea). Predeceased by parents Walter and Janet Miller and siblings Joanne and Bill. Predeceased by former husband Lawrence. Rose will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. She will always be remembered for her strong, independent, fun-loving personality. If you so desire, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Memorial visiting Thursday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor (519-969-5841). Relatives and friends are invited to join the family on Friday from 10:30am until time of service at 11:30am. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Laframboise, Kathleen

Posted by on January 21, 2015

web_laframbois kathleenPeacefully with her loving family by her side on January 20, 2015 at the age of 58. Predeceased by parents Pete (1975) & Angela (2002) Laframboise. Cherished long-time partner of Darcy Maure. Beloved mother of Daniel Derby (Jessie). Dear sister of Mona Diotte, Bijou (Bernie) Renaud, Liz McCord (Charlie), Margaret (Gary) Morency, & Peter (Mary Ann) Laframboise. Kathy will be missed by many nieces, nephews, friends & co-workers at Livingston Custom Brokers. Visiting Friday 2-5 & 7-9pm. Prayers Friday at 7:00 pm at Families First 2130 Front Rd. LaSalle, 519-969-5841. On Saturday, January 24, 2015 Family and friends are invited to meet at Sacred Heart Church (219 Sacred Heart Drive, LaSalle) after 9:30am followed by Funeral Mass at 10:30am. Cremation to follow. If you so desire, donations to CCAC would be appreciated. Share memories and photos at www.familiesfirst.ca.

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Smith, Nina Carole

Posted by on January 20, 2015

Passed away suddenly on January 16, 2015 at 29 years of age. Beloved daughter of Carole Mathoney and the late Harry Smith (2000). Dear sister of Chadd & Chantelle, and Derek & Christina. Loving aunt of 2 nieces. Dear granddaughter of Penny & the late Jack Mathoney, and the late Harry & Laverna Smith. She will be sadly missed by her close confidant Don, and her aunt Karen Balvert. Since Nina was such an avid lover of animals, if you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Humane Society would be appreciated by the 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 www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Ward, Agnes “Vicki”

Posted by on January 20, 2015

Passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on January 18, 2015 at 96 years of age. Reunited with her loving husband Cam (1981), son Gary Ward and daughter Sheryl Ward. Beloved mother of Pat McIlravey and Robert “Bob” (Lillian) Ward. Cherished grandma of Krista (Curtis Warren), Jill (John) Laskey, Jackie (Frank) Hamilton and great grandma of 5 great grandsons. Predeceased by siblings Marg Rice, Hazel Robinson and Harry Cupples. Dear friend of Doug, Debbie, Danielle, Jan and Tricia. Vicki will be missed by her nieces, nephews and friends. She enjoyed many trips over the years with her travelling companion Heinz. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Wednesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Thursday at 11:30am at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor (519-969-5841). Procession Victoria Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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CROUGH, Raymond John

Posted by on January 20, 2015

Peacefully, on January 18, 2015 at the age of 91 with loving family by his side. Finally reunited with the love of his life, Joyce (2003). Dearest Father of Heather Crough, John Crough and Melissa (Tim) LeBlanc. Proud Papa of Nicole and Renee LeBlanc and adopted Papa to Ellen, Stacey and Paige. Cherished Brother to the late Dorothy (Svea) Kivisto, the late Vivian (Emile) Boucher and the late Ken Crough. Survived by sister-in-laws Lois Crough and Alvina (the late Ken) Arnold. Ray will be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews and many friends. Ray was a very proud veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy (WWII) and the American Army (Korean War and Occupied Japan). Ray was a life member of the RCNA, long-time member of the HMCS Hunter, the War Pensioners and Legion 594. Ray was a dedicated employee of Chrysler’s in Security/Firefighting for 29 years. He was also an usher with St. Paul’s Church for 40 years and a volunteer with Hotel Dieu Hospital. Ray enjoyed playing darts with K. of C. River Canard, Navy Club and K. of C. South Windsor. He loved spending time with family while playing cards at the cottages in Huntsville and Sault Ste. Marie. He was very well travelled, having visited 19 different countries. He will be fondly remembered for his love of a joke. If you so desire, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Wednesday 7-9 p.m and Thursday from 3-5, 7-9 p.m. A Veteran’s Memorial Service under the auspices of the Royal Canadian Naval Association and will be officiated by Reverend Ron Matthewman on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Relative and friends are invited to join the family on Friday from 10:30 a.m. until time of service at 11:30 a.m. 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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Podolsky, Robert “Bob”

Posted by on January 19, 2015

web_Podolsky_RobertPeacefully on January 19, 2015 at the age of 89. Loving husband of 67 years of Glenita. Dear father of Nancy Leavoy, Michael, Joyce (2007) and Jan Power (2010) and son-in-law Ambrose. Cherished Grandfather of Michael (Sarah) Power, Nicholas (Eve) Podolsky, Aubrey and Adrien Podolsky. Great grandfather of Jager. Bob retired 37 years ago as a Staff Sergeant from the Windsor Police Service. Many thanks to the staff at Hotel Dieu Grace Health Care (Dr. Y. Emara Centre) for their kind and compassionate care during the last months of his life. Cremation has taken place. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Memorial Visitation Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until time of Memorial Service to celebrate Bob’s life at 11:30 a.m. at Families First, East Windsor, 1065 Lauzon Road (519-969-5841). Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Prier, James Allan

Posted by on January 19, 2015

WEB_Prier_JamesBorn on February 3, 1926. Peacefully at home on January 18, 2015 at the age of 88. Beloved husband of the late Cecilia (2009). Dearest father of Patsy and the late Fred Hawes (2013), Veronica and Duane Mousseau, Bob and Debbie Prier, Roger and Monique Prier, Jimmy and Patty Prier, Dave and Barb Prier, Cindy and Dean Stowe, Maureen and Ron Ferrari, Drew and Carol Prier, and the late Michael Prier (1988). Cherished grandfather of 19 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Dearest brother of Elaine and the late Ross Decker, Robert and Margie Prier and the late Rosemary and Bill Gordon. Loving brother-in-law of Veronica Pipe, and predeceased by Josephine Scott & Beatrice Ribband and all of Sunderland, England. He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. James was a veteran of WWII, serving with the Air Force in England. He was a lifetime employee of Inmont (BASF). If you so desire, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Windsor and Essex County or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Wednesday 3-5 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. RCL Service Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment Victoria Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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