Barltrop, Tony Frank

Posted by on May 28, 2015

Passed away on May 28, 2015 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 88 years. Reunited with his beloved late wife Violet (2011). Cherished father of Kevin Barltrop and wife Marian, Deborah Barltrop. Special papa of Katie Young and husband Duncan, Gregory Barltrop, Michelle Crudo, and Jason Crudo. Cremation has taken place and an interment to be held at Windsor Memorial Gardens on a later date.  Funeral arrangement entrusted to Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Foster, Victor

Posted by on May 24, 2015

web_Foster_VictorPeacefully at home surrounded by his loving family May 23, 2015 at 92 years of age. Cherished husband of the late Doris Foster (nee Sharkey). Loving father of John Foster and wife Linda and Mary and husband Wayne Levergood. Treasured Grandpa of Michael and wife Melissa and their son Henry, Kimberly Levergood and fiancé Eric Buchholzer, Jason Foster and Shane Levergood of B.C. A private interment has taken place at St. Alphonsus Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories or photos online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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LOISELLE, Gary Clair Sr.

Posted by on May 23, 2015

web_gary_loisellePeacefully while in his sleep on May 21, 2015 at the age of 56. Loving husband of Janice for 40 years. Dear father of Kimberly and husband Kevin, Laurie and husband Brian, Brent and wife Krystal, Gary Jr. and wife Chantal, Stephanie and husband Daniel. Cherished grandfather of Kaitlyn, Kristieann, Kodey, Nolyn, Nathan, Kirsten, Isaiah, Morgan, Maddison, the late Brienna, Carson, Lucas, Jesslyn, Noah. Survived by his siblings Richard and wife Janine, Wayne and wife Shelley, Kevin and wife Carole, Sharon and husband Bob, Brian and wife Marie, Dale, Darrin, Marla and husband Dave and his late brother Randy. Also survived by his step-sisters Terra, Tanya, Tammy, step-mother Eleanor and husband Ken and his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Terry and husband Phil, Wendy and husband Mike, Kevin and wife Marna, Brad and wife Darla, Darcey, Michelle and husband Bobby and the late brother-in-law John. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Reunited with his parents Giselle and Wilfred and his grandparents Irene and Joseph and survived by his in-laws Marjorie and Gerald. While on this earth, Gary lived for four things: Gary loved his wife, his children, his family and lived for them; hockey ( Toronto Maple Leafs) ; animals; and the Word of God. He will be sadly missed and loved forever. Visitation Sunday 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Avenue (519-969-5841). Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.familiesfirst.ca

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Zheng, Li Qun

Posted by on May 22, 2015

web_zheng li qunBorn June 12, 1921 and passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on May 22, 2015 with her loving family by her side. Predeceased by her husband Fa-Kai, Lei. Dear mother of sons, Luin-Kung (Gui-Zhen), Wei-Guang (Feng-Kui), Wei-Ming (Feng-Hua), and daughters, Bao-Ying (Han-Bin Lin), Bao-Zhen (Zhuo-Hui Lei), Bao-Yun (Hao-Biao Li), Bao-Lan, and Bao-Yan. Cherished grandmother to 19 grandchildren and beloved great-grandmother to 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation Sunday 3-5pm & 7-9pm. Funeral Monday at 10:00am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories or photos at

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FRAM, Pat

Posted by on May 22, 2015
Passed away peacefully with family by her side at home, on May 22, 2015 at 63 years of age. She is survived by her daughters, Dawn and husband Adnan Makki, Brandy and husband Tom Stojanovski. Loving Nana of Zana, Maya, Ali and Alexander. Dearest sister to Gary St. Laurent (Marilyn), Linda Vermette (Laurier), Steven Shpak (Marie), Ron Shpak (Deb). Chosen family and BFF to Rose Lamb. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Bayshore Nurses: Karen, Lauren and Sara, and Hospice of Windsor for their outstanding care. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice of Windsor & St. Alphonsus Church Restoration Fund would be appreciated. Visitation Monday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Prayer vigil Monday 8 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Tuesday, family and friends to meet directly at St. Alphonsus Church (85 Park St E) for

Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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BODRI, Joe

Posted by on May 22, 2015

web_bodri joePassed away peacefully on May 21, 2015 at 82 years of age. Beloved husband of Eva for 60 years. Loving dad of Stephen and wife Renate, and David (predeceased). Cherished grandpa of Sarah. Fondly remembered by Rina, Paige and Amber. Brother-in-law of Helen Fazekas and the late Bert, Edith and Shane Garton. Joe will be remembered as a top notch carpenter who worked with Woodall Construction for 43 years. Special thanks to WRH, Met Campus and Extendicare Southwood Lakes for their kind and compassionate care. If you so desire, donations to Alzheimers Society would be appreciated. Cremation services were entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. A private family interment will be held at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.   Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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Catauro, Michele

Posted by on May 21, 2015

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Born July 16, 1923 in Agnone, Italy, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on May 20, 2015 at 91 years of age. Beloved and cherished husband of Rosa (nee Sammarone) for 68 years. Will be deeply missed by his children Carmelo (Houda), Rosario (Angela) and Carmella (Tony) Elsido. Dearest Nonno of Michael (Helen), Alissa (Craig) Jackson, Laura (Adam) Pernasilici, Alex and Sabrina. Great Nonno of Sofia, Julia, Milania and Lyla. Special uncle of John (Barbara) Catauro and the late Gavino (Adriana) Catauro (2001). Dear uncle of the Amicarelli,  D’Agnillo and Catauro families. Reunited with his siblings Alessandro, Fiorina, Ettore, Isabella, Giacomina, Maria, Giuseppina and Nicola. Dear brother-in-law of Antonia Catauro and Gina Rizzi. Michele served in the Italian Air Force and was a member of the Unione di Combattenti D’Italia in World War II. He was a professional painter/decorator until his employment with Dominion Forge, where he worked until he retired after 32 years of service. He took great pride in his homemade wine and prosciutto and was well known for wearing his button-up shirt and tie every day of his life. He adored spending time with his treasured grandchildren and lived solely for his family. He will forever be adored and remembered by his family and friends as a loving, stylish, dignified man. If you so desire, donations to The Canadian Cancer Society and Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Sunday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Parish Prayers Sunday at 4:30pm. Funeral leaving Monday at 9:00am from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to St. Angela Church for 9:30am Funeral Mass. Procession to Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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GIOFU, Alexandru (Alex)

Posted by on May 20, 2015

web_giofu alexandruPassed away on May 19, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer and other illnesses. Beloved husband of Anastasia and the late Thomasina (1984). Loving dad of Brian, Ron and stepdaughter Steluta (Stella). Cherished grandpa of Kyle, Connor and Kayla. Dear brother of Jennie Oncea, Mike (friend Roseanne), and Rose Cohoon, and brother-in-law of George Filip, Dana Giofu, Eleanor Giofu and Jean Giofu. Predeceased by parents Costan Giofu and Garafira (Andrei), and by siblings George, John, Dorothy Seibel, Helen Majoran, Margaret Filip, Virginia Tonita/Precop, Georgina Bastien, Sagar, Constantin and Sam. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Retiree of Chrysler Canada with 36 years of loyal service and a proud member of Unifor Local 444. He will be remembered for his love of family, great sense of humour, love of travel and for reaching his dream of seeing the world. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at WRH, Met Campus Oncology and WRH, Ouellette Campus for their compassionate care. If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Windsor Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated. Visitation Friday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Prayers Friday evening. Funeral Saturday 10 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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Young, Robert

Posted by on May 18, 2015

Passed away peacefully with Ronita, his wife of 49 years by his side at the age of 69. Survived by his daughters Tracy (Rob) Cormier, & Alyson (Shawn) Young, grandsons Matthew, Stephen, & Michael. Reunited with his parents Al & Gloria Young. Dear brother of Eugene (Connie), & Elizabeth Jarvis. Cremation has taken place & at Robert’s request there will not be a service. 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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PAPASODORA, Aurora

Posted by on May 18, 2015

Peacefully on May 17, 2015, with her loving family by her side, at the age of 91. Cherished wife of the late Salvatore (2011) for 67 years. Loving mother of Nicola and wife Nicolina, Giuseppina Valente and husband Fortunato, Onofrio and wife Lia. Dear sister of Onofrio and the late Marfisa. Predeceased by siblings Antonietta and Domenico. Sister-in-law of the late Mariagrazia, Clementina, Giuseppe and the late Maria. Adored nonna of Dominic (Anna Marie), Fran (Scott), Aurora (Vito), Sabino (Tammy), Salvatore (Daniela), Laura (Sean), Cathy (James), Salvatore (Zana), Giuseppe, Tina (Luca) and Cristina (Fabio). Dear nonnina of 14 great grandchildren. Salvatore and Aurora immigrated to Canada from Centrache Italy in 1980 to be with their family. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Wednesday from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers 4:30 p.m. Funeral on Thursday May 21, 2015 at 8:45 a.m. from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to St. Angela Merici Church for Mass at 9:30 a.m. Entombment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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GILLARD, Michele Mary (nee Van Damme)

Posted by on May 17, 2015

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side. Loving, devoted and proud mother of Emily (Zak), Kaitlyn (Aaron), Paul, Joseph and reunited with her beloved late son Nathan (2006). Loved by David Tripney. Dear sister of Mary (Andre) Kosynski, Margaret (Bob) Robinson, Matilda (Doug) Muxlow, Marilyn Van Damme, Joseph Van Damme, Monica (Grant) Delmage, Marian Barber, Jacqueline Scott, Jim Van Damme, Joanne Van Damme, and predeceased by sister Jeanette Van Damme (2014). Missed by her many nieces and nephews. Survived by David Gillard. Michele will be missed by her many friends at the Windsor Public Library where
She worked for many years. She was a devoted member of Immaculate Heart Catholic Church.
Visiting Wednesday from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm with prayers at 8 pm. Funeral Service Thursday at 10:45 am from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 then in procession to Immaculate Heart Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 am. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at
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Luster, Gloria

Posted by on May 15, 2015

Died peacefully on May 15, 2015 at 57 years of age after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife of the late Christopher Luster (2010). Cherished mother of Deborah Pujoue. Loving grandmother of Xiera, Zamora Arrieta and Xiamara (Chili).   Sister of Maryann and Deborah. Gloria will always be remembered in the hearts of her family, many friends and admirers. In Lieu of flowers donations to Can Am Indian Friendship Centre or Eagles Nest would be appreciated. Memorial service Monday 10am 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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CADA, James “Jim”

Posted by on May 15, 2015

web_cada_jamesPassed away peacefully on May 15, 2015. Cherished husband of over 44 years to Anne (nee Carbonaro). Loving Dad of Kristy & husband Kevin Klaput. Dear brother of Ron & Rose, Barbara & Mel. He will be sadly missed by many family & friends. Donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting on Monday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. A private service & cremation to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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VENTRELLA-LUCENTE, Dr. Lisa

Posted by on May 15, 2015

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on May 14, 2015 at the young age of 50 years. Beloved wife of Joe Lucente for 22 years. Cherished and devoted mother of Joey, Luka, and Max. Adored daughter of Frank and Rosemary Ventrella. Loving sister and best friend of Tina Petretta and husband Davide and reunited with late brother Michael (2010). Missed by Helena Ventrella. Daughter in law of Giuseppe and Maria Lucente. Sister in law of Rose and Chris Fedak, John and Natalie Lucente, and Julius Lucente (1991). Proud zia Lisa to Kiara, Frankie, Ariana, Mia, Vienna, Jenna, Adam, and Ella. Missed by her many aunts, uncles and cousins in Canada, Italy and the USA and especially by zia Cornelia Ventrella.
Best friends to Doris Lapico, Chantel Rosati, Tania Sorge, Monica Pecoraro, and Jennifer Beach and missed by many other friends.Lisa was a professor at Wayne State University studying and educating in areas of nutrition and cancer research. Her body of work and research was published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, June 2010.
She was a passionate volunteer and Board Member with Transition to Betterness.
If you so desire, donations made to Transition to Betterness would be appreciated by the family. A special thanks to the paramedics, Marcie and Louisa in ICU at Hotel Dieu Campus.
Visiting on Sunday from 7-9 pm and Monday from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm with prayers at 4:30 pm. Funeral service Tuesday 8:45 am from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 then in procession to St. Angela Merici for a Mass at 9:30 am. Entombment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at
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Stoyanovich, Neil “Nels”

Posted by on May 14, 2015

web_Soyanovich_NeilIt is with profound sadness that the family of Neil (Nels) Michael Stoyanovich, 81, of Windsor, announces his passing on May 13, 2015. Nels was the beloved husband of Judy for 58 years. Dear father of Tawny (Joseph) Sinasac, Matthew (Jill) and Todd. Cherished Grandpa of David and Sarah Sinasac, Carlee and Sawyer Stoyanovich. He was a proud employee of Ford Motor Company for all of his working life. Nels was a lifelong boater and his expertise in frying up a batch of freshly caught perch will be missed. He was a member of the Windsor Yacht Club for 21 years and his woodworking skills are evident throughout the clubhouse and in his children’s homes. He was named the club’s Member of the Year in 2001.  Nels never encountered a motor he could not fix or a leak he could not seal. If you so desire, donations to the Hospice of Windsor or Windsor & Essex County Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. The family offers heartfelt thanks for the compassionate care he received from the fourth floor nursing staff at Metropolitan hospital. Visitation Sunday 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m and 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service Monday 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 online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Mallat, Walter (Wally)

Posted by on May 14, 2015

web_mallat_walterPeacefully with his loving family by his side on May 13, 2015 at 68 years of age. Beloved husband of Lin (nee Hamelin). Cherished father of Dwayne and wife Jodi Mallat and Tina and husband Larry Patterson. Loving Opa to Ravyn and Chance. Dear son of the late Rudy and Barb Mallat and son-in-law of Helen Hamelin. Dear brother of Ann, Mary, Helmutt, Monica, Louis and the late Hilda and Tilly. Dear brother -in-law of Richard, Ron, Dan and David Hamelin. Survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Wally retired after 39 years of dedicated service with Ford Motor Company. If you so desire, donations to the Charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Cremation service was held funeral arrangements entrusted to FAMILIES FIRST 585 Sandwich St. S., Amherstburg. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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POUPARD, Sandra Lynn (nee Corrigan)

Posted by on May 14, 2015

web_poupard_sandraPeacefully, on May 13, 2015 with loving daughters by her side at the age of 62. Loving Wife to Richard. Dearest Mother to Ken (Stephanie) Simpson, Tammy (Glenn) Redmond and Nicole (Paul) Turcotte. Proud Grandma to 6 grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Loved sister to Jim Corrigan and Debbie Desjardins (late Don Harcus). Predeceased by parents Angelo and Ruth Mifsud. If you so desire, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Friday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. with Funeral Service at 7:30 p.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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CAMPBELL, Lily ( nee Stewart)

Posted by on May 13, 2015

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Lily Campbell at 90 years of age on Monday, May 11, 2015. She was pre-deceased by her loving husband Roy (2013) and is cherished by her daughters Wendy Oliver(Gary), Debby Meloche(Rick)and Cindy Nelson (Les). She is lovingly remembered by her six adoring grandchildren, eight darling great-grandchildren, nieces , nephews and her many friends. Lily was always deeply interested in the happiness and welfare of her family. She made each member of the circle feel truly special for their uniqueness and each was equally loved. She was the heart of our family. She had the ability to put people at ease with her gentle, caring and uncomplaining ways . We will live everyday with gratitude for her loving nature, her kindness and her beautiful smile. The family wishes to thank everyone at Seasons (Lasalle) who helped make our mom comfortable and happy over the past two years. Donations in Lily’s memory to the charity of your choice are gratefully received. Memorial visiting Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 10 am followed by a celebration of Lily’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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Phillips, Dorothy May

Posted by on May 12, 2015

web_Phillips_DorothyPeacefully on May 10, 2015 at the age of 89, with her loving family by her side. Dear mother of Tom and wife Fran, Terry and wife Diane. Cherished grandmother of Cindy and Wes Maedel, Scott Phillips, Sarah, Katie and Rachel Phillips. Dear great grandmother of Emmett and Silas Maedel. Loving sister of Barb Leclair. Sister-in-law of Mary and Reg Thomas (England). Will be sadly missed by her best friend Janet Siefker. Dorothy was a very kind and generous lady who loved her family dearly. She was a beautiful singer and sang in the St. Stephens Anglican Church choir for many years. Her pastimes included sewing and tending to her lovely garden. If you so desire, donations to Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation or the C.C.A.C. would be appreciated by the family. Memorial Visitation Friday 2:00-5:00 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor (519-969-5841). Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Beck, Werner

Posted by on May 10, 2015

web_Beck,_WernerIt is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of a beloved husband and friend of Helen for 58 years on May 7, 2015 at the age of 79.  Proud and loving father of Diane, Warren and Wayne Beck (Janet) and Karen Padbury.  Cherished grandfather of Carolyn and Michael Padbury (Tally), Christopher, Cassandra, and Lorraine Beck and Stephanie Coe (George).  Great-grandfather of Koty, Owen and Julie Coe and Benjamin Padbury.  Dear brother of Doris (Gerhard) Kaminski and uncle of the late Leslie.  Werner was born in Germany on April 9, 1936 and immigrated to Canada in 1951.  He graduated from St. Clair College and was an inquisitive Engineering Technologist in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Windsor for 25 years.  Member of O.A.C.E.T.T.  He was a passionate musician, playing the accordion, guitar, and keyboard.  He performed with the Windsor Banjos.  Former member of the Austria Club.  Werner was a man known for his many talents and was proficient in many trades.  Often referred to as “Mr. Fix It” and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.  If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation Tuesday 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Funeral Service Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. at Families First East Windsor, 1065 Lauzon Road (519-969-5841).  Cremation to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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LISQUM, Geraldine (White)

Posted by on May 10, 2015

Passed away surrounded by her loving family on May 7, 2015 at 71 years of age. Beloved wife of Earl for 52 years. Loving and devoted mother of Doug, the late Elaine (2009), Carl (Patti), Betty Deans (Jim), Barry (Sylvia), Angel (John Milne), John (Kim), Matthew and Elijah. Cherished Nana of 13 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Daughter of the late William (Ozzy) and Janet White. Sister of Jack, Billy, Joe, Tim, Tom, the late Charlie, Jean, Elaine and the late Vera. Sister-in-law of Audrey, Shirley and Helen. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Donations to the Kidney Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Visitation Monday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday 11:30 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Burial Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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Hayes, Henry Frederick (Harry)

Posted by on May 10, 2015

web_Hayes, HenryFebruary 25, 1920 – May 08, 2015

Henry (Harry) Hayes, 95 years old, entered eternal life May 08, 2015, the loving husband of Geraldine (Sweeney) for 70 years. Dear father of Anne Dowling-Thomas & Stan Thomas, Fran & Peter Dufault, Douglas & Helen, Danny & Lynn, Rita & Bryn Ossington, Fred & Donna, Mary & Rick Heath, Kathleen & Michael Rocheleau, Phil & Simone & late Robert Dowling (1996). 35 grandchildren: Bill & Tanya Dowling, Amanda & Corinne Pitre-Hayes, Marc & Michelle Dufault, Cris & Angela Dufault, Colette Dufault & Dan Laidley, Patrick Dufault, Madeline Dufault & Nathan Carter; Bryon & Christa, Nick & Erin Hayes; Jason & Marcelina Salazar, Jeremy & the late Allison (2015), Cody Hayes, James Lauriault & Nazaneen; Kyrsten & Mike Burns, Bryn & Evan Ossington; Sara & Ryan Fontaine, Nathalie & Ray Deschaine, Jonathan & Joanna Hayes, Catherine & Edwin Carpio, Eric Hayes, Emily Hayes, Martin Heath & fiancé Crystal Desjardin, Dan & Holly Heath, Patty Heath & Chris DaSilva & Robert Heath; Darryl & Leigh McCraken, Jason Rocheleau, Matt Rocheleau & fiancé Shawna Fletcher, Jesse Hayes-Rocheleau & fiancé Paige Thomson, Bradley Hayes-Rocheleau & Alex Rocheleau; Joseph, Claire & Jordan Hayes. 20 great-grandchildren Ben Dowling, Noah & Liam Dufault, Steven & Jacob Laidley, Colin & Logan Dufault; Maya Hayes, Gage & Rowan Hayes; Emerson, Hannah & baby Burns; Ava & Juliet Fontaine, Lucas Hayes, Braidon & Kailyn Deschaine; Nakelle &Noah Rocheleau.

Brother of Charles & Ruth (Michigan), Jack deceased & Noella, Tom & Marie Louise both deceased & Rosemary Hayes deceased; Brother-in-law of Sister Fleurette Sweeney (BC), Hugh & Andrea Sweeney (NS); many deceased in-laws in Nova Scotia; also remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Dad led a life of service to his family, community and country. He served in WWII with the Royal Canadian Air Force as an airplane mechanic, during which he served in England. He continued to be an activist & political watchdog as a long standing member of the Council of Canadians. He became a printer, photographer, journalist & sported printers ink in his finger as his trophy of the trade. He was a founding Co-editor of The Tecumseh Tribune. He worked as a Purchasing Agent for Auto Specialties & the City of Windsor retiring as the Administrator of Huron Lodge.

Dad served on many boards, committees & as a Tecumseh Town Councillor, building the first Tecumseh Public Library, St. Anne High Schools,a new Town Hall and Centennial Pool. He was a man of deep faith involved in the opening of St. Gregory’s Church where he was active as a Eucharistic Minister, Lector, member of Parish Council & sang in Choirs; As a young father he was involved with the Christian Family Movement (CFM); The Cana Club; Cursillo;. With a house full of teenagers Dad and Mum shared their faith with youth on Christ in Others Retreat Weekends (COR) as dad & mum & Faith Unlimited Youth Choir.

He was a builder & fixer of so many things none of which made him more satisfied than the home he built for his wife & 9 children on Dillon Dr. A small two bedroom home, purchased through the VLA, expanded with the help of friends as his family grew, first accommodating 3 bedrooms, then a second story with 4, a garage and pool. A regular occurrence was a swim/fire and sing song. It is a house well lived in.

Dad spent his retirement traveling with Mum, exploring Canada, USA, Caribbean, The Holy Land Europe, capturing the experience with his camera and telling the stories through the many albums he created.

Dad has gone to the Father but has left a rich legacy of his life in his many scrapbooks…the life he shared with his family, friends and the community he loved.

Visitation Tuesday May 12th 2-5 pm & 7-9 pm, Parish Prayers 7:30 pm at Families First, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Funeral Wednesday May 13 at Good Shepherd Parish, St. Gregory Site 11:00 am. The family asks that you meet at the church as there will be no public procession from the Funeral Home. Interment at St. Anne Cemetery Tecumseh.

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O’KEEFE, John

Posted by on May 10, 2015

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Beloved husband to Emily for 67 years. Father of Wayne (Betty) and Donna (Donnie). Grandfather of Aaron (Stephanie), Wayne Jr. (Stephanie Jo), and the late Allison (1996). Great-grandfather of Jacquelyn and Brandon. Survived by siblings Lillian, Madeline, Bernadette, Augustin (Jr.) and Dolores. Predeceased by siblings Gordon, Ken, Pat, Cecile, Shirley, Pearl and William. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by many friends and his family especially by Peanuts his dog. John was a member of the Lasalle Friendship Club and an avid fisherman. At John’s request there will be no service. Cremation has taken place. Thank you to the Doctors and Nurses who gave excellent care to John at the dialysis unit and the staff of 7th floor at Met Campus who helped us through this very trying time. Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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BOISSONNEAU, Robert Michael “Bob”

Posted by on May 9, 2015

Cherished partner of Brenda. Father of Michael Earish. Predeceased by his parents Herman & Pauline, & by his sisters Sis & Sheryll. Dear son-in-law of Marie & the late Mel. Dearest brother-in-law of Charlene & Mike.   Bob will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, family & friends. Private family visiting will be held. Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

KELCH, Carl Eugene (Chuck), Windsor, Ontario

Posted by on May 8, 2015

At home, 72 years, May 5, 2015.  Father of Lana Imperioli (Silvio) and Randy Kelch.  Grandfather of Kylee.  Loving brother of Beverly Hoskins (Ron), Robert Kelch (Cindy) and Guy Kelch (Pat).  Will be missed by dear friend Sharron Farrer, former spouse Wendy and nieces, nephews and friends.  As were Chuck’s wishes, there will be no funeral service and cremation has taken place.  Arrangements entrusted to Cremation Society of Windsor & Essex County, 3260 Dougall Avenue (519-969-5449).  Online condolences may be shared at www.familiesfirst.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario, Windsor