Peeters, Marie-Anne (nee Lamberigts)

Posted by on January 20, 2017

Passed away peacefully on January 12, 2017 at 92 years of age.  Predeceased by her beloved husband Joseph.  Cherished mother of Edwin (Nanaimo, B.C.), Allan & wife Rose (Windsor, ON), and Brian & wife LeeAnne (LaSalle, ON).  Adored grandmother of Tanya & Warren (Calgary, AB), Sky & Andy (Yellowknife, NT), Paul (Calgary, AB), Keenan (Lynwood, Illinois), Nikolas & Rachel (Kelowna, BC), Stephanie & Matt (Ottawa, ON), Robert & Daria (Windsor, ON), Kelly (Windsor, ON), Kassandra (Windsor, ON), Tanya (Charlottetown, PEI), Curtis & Katelyn (Windsor, ON), and Jillian (Toronto, ON).  Loving great-grandmother of Eden, Madyson, Destiny, Hannah, Paige, Mackenzie, Brayden, Morgan, Nathaniel, Cody, Emmitt, Meadow, Emery, Alexander, Brock, Jeffery and Connor.  Visitation Monday from 7-9 p.m.  Funeral service Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 Interment Windsor Memorial Gardens.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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Hampton, Phyllis

Posted by on January 20, 2017

Peacefully at home with her family by her side Phyllis slipped away on January 20th, 2017. Born Phyllis Mildred Langille on April 17th, 1919 in Truro, Nova Scotia. Reunited with her beloved husband Harold (2003), best friend and loving mother Cheryl Afanasiew (Walter) and Stephen. Doting gramma of Daniel (Sarah) and Matthew (Sara) and great gramma of Thomas and Emily. Survived by her sister-in-law Maureen Hampton and brother-in-law Gene David. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family is grateful to her nurses Filomena, Sal, Maryanne, Michelle and to the personal support workers Janet, Carol, Christine, Melissa and Ashley for the tender loving care and the respect they showed her. Visitation Monday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Tuesday at 11:30am at Families First 585 Sandwich St. S. Amherstburg 519-969-5841. Share Memories or photos at www.familiesfirst.ca

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Sinasac, Leonard Francis

Posted by on January 20, 2017

Peacefully on January 19, 2017 in his 89th year. Loving husband of Jane for 63 years. Dear father of Dave of Amherstburg, Rob and wife Colleen of Oakville, Donna and husband Glenn Russette of LaSalle, and Paul of Windsor. Beloved son of the late Earl and Anna Sinasac. Dearest Pip of Adam, Sarah, Kevin, and Andrea. Treasured Great Pip of Declan, Isla, Moira and Mackenzie. Predeceased by his siblings Clarence and wife Veronica, Leo and wife Eileen, Murray, Raymond, Kenneth, and Evelyn (Lawrence). Brother-in-law of the late Virginia Atherton (2009), the late Joe and wife Eleanor Dufour, Jim Dufour, Gord Dufour and his late wife Pat, the late Ron and wife Nina Dufour. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Len retired from Chrysler Canada after 33 years of service. He was a longtime member of St. Gabriel’s Church and St. John de Brebeuf.  Len was also a charter member of the Knights of Columbus # 4386. If you so desire, donations to Windsor and Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Sunday 3-5pm and 7-9pm with a Knights of Columbus prayer service at 7:30pm. Funeral Monday 10:00am 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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Huth, Margaret

Posted by on January 19, 2017

Passed away peacefully, on January 18, 2017 at 96 years of age.  Beloved wife of the late George.  Loving mother of Mary Margaret, Joanne, Gerald, and Tish.  Cherished grandmother of Carl, Lana, Paul, Kristin, Erica, and great grandmother of Taylor, Ethan, Lauren and Christopher.  A private family service was held at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Share memories, photos at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Smith, Robert James

Posted by on January 19, 2017

Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on January 18, 2017 at 78 years of age. Beloved husband of Diane for 53 years. Cherished father of Karen and husband Darren Gravelle and the late Kelly Lynn Smith (1987). Loving DeeDaw of Kylie, Hannah, Maya and Ava. Dear brother-in-law of David and wife Connie Briant and their children Jane and husband Bill, Tom and wife Heather, Ellen and husband Chris. Dear great uncle of Julia, Allison, William and Ian. Robert will be missed by many dear friends. Robert worked at General Motors as a Resident Comptroller in Windsor for 23 years. Robert and Diane were on a trip in their beloved Costa Rica where Robert fell ill. Special thank you to the staff at CIMA Hospital/Guanacaste and San Jose. Also thank you to the Medical Air Ambulance team from San Jose to Windsor and special thanks to the WRH Met Campus I.C.U staff and Dr. Dhar for their end of life care and compassion. If you so desire, donations to Windsor/Essex Hospitals Foundation or Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Sunday from 5-8pm. Funeral Monday at 11:30am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Procession Windsor Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca   Forever in our Hearts

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Khalaf, Virginia

Posted by on January 19, 2017

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on January 18, 2017 at 78 years of age.  Predeceased by her beloved parents Abed & Miriam Khalaf.  Cherished sister of Siham Mady (the late Naim), Nimer (Diana), Elaine Hamarneh (the late Ayed), Victor (Klemense), and George (Nada).  Special “antie” of Randy, Dr. Nimer Jr., Doris, Matthew, Miriam, and Michael.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews in Canada, the U.S. and Jordan.  She was a devout Eastern Orthodox Christian and a member of St. George’s Romanian Orthodox Church for over 40 years.  Visiting Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.  Prayers on Friday at 7:30 p.m.  Funeral Saturday 9:45 a.m. from FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841 for the funeral service at 10:30 a.m. at St. George’s Romanian Orthodox Church.  Christian burial at Victoria Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

HUTTON, William James “Willie”

Posted by on January 19, 2017

Passed away peacefully January 17, 2017 with his loving family by his side. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Patricia Hutton. Dear father of Tracey Dupuis (Chris) and Bill Hutton Jr. (Shannon). Proud Papa of Katelyn, Angelina and Ashton. Predeceased by parents Roy and Eleanor Hutton. Willie was retired from Windsor Provincial Ambulance. The family would like to thank the many healthcare workers who have provided exceptional care to Willie throughout his long, difficult journey. Memorial donations may be made to the Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation Renal Dialysis Program. Visiting on Friday from 6:00 p.m. until a Celebration of Willie’s Life begins at 8:00 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Carter, Julia Frances Causgrove (nee Theriault)

Posted by on January 18, 2017

Predeceased by her parents Herbert and Frances Theriault and her beloved husband Reginald (1994). Dear mother of Reginald Carter (late Sandy 2011) of Lansing, Gary Carter (Corry) of Georgetown, Robert Carter (Maureen) of Windsor, Timothy Carter (Eva) of Markham,  Julie Carter-Ellis (late Paul Ellis 2012) of Windsor, the late Lynne Bolton (1994)(the late Bill 1994), the late Patrick (2011) and the late Mary Elizabeth (1994). Dear sister of Marie Fox, Theresa Raymond (Wayne), Colleen Rae, Peter Theriault, Mary Richardson. Predeceased by her siblings Herbert, Phalen, Joseph, Larry, Murray, Delphine, Frances and Lillian. Julie will be greatly missed by her children, 20 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Julie was a member of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Women’s League, the Roseland Ladies Golf League and the Kingsville Golf and Curling Club. Julie enjoyed golf, bridge, sewing, music, family and friends. If you so desire, donations to the Charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Friday 3-5 & 7-9 pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Saturday, family and friends are invited to meet at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 834 Raymo, for further visiting followed by Mass at 10 am. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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MCINTYRE, Robert Lawrence “Larry”

Posted by on January 18, 2017

Passed away peacefully with family by his side on January 17, 2017 at 68 years of age.  Cherished father of Robert and wife Stephanie & Brad and Kristin.  Proud grandpa of Calvin, Heath, Carter and Parker.  Loving son of Pearl (nee Peltier) and the late Harry McIntyre (2011).  Brother of Judy Arych (Dan), Emerson (Kathy), Chris and Ted (Billie). He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.  Loving caretaker of his dog Libby. If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Liver Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Friday January 20, 2017 from 6 – 9 pm 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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BASTIEN, Maurice Richard

Posted by on January 18, 2017

Oct 19, 1957 – Jan 17, 2017

 

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, after a short and intense battle with lung cancer. Beloved husband and best friend of Wanda (nee Rogers). Proud and devoted father of Jeremy, Michael, Joshua, Anthony (Krystina Menard), Elijah and Natalie. Predeceased by his parents Hector and Georgina Bastien, son Michael Bastien and brother Albert ‘Bert’ Bastien (Maryann). Son-in-law of Don and Carol Rogers. Dear brother of Donna (Dave) Carter, Michael (Jeanie), Marie-Jeanne (Ron) Meloche, Daniel, Linus, Ovide (Veronica), Margaret (Mark) Marcotte. Half brother of Angela Bastien. Step-brother of Ken Edwards and Erika Edwards.  Brother-in-law of Kevin (Marsha) Rogers and Lynn (Brian) Danter.   Maurice was a sports enthusiast and he loved putting a smile on the faces of others. He especially enjoyed time with his children and family gatherings. Maurice was a certified Tool & Die Maker and was employed by Ford Motor Company Oakville Assembly Plant.  He will also be missed by his many nieces and nephews, cousins, aunt and uncles, friends and coworkers.
In kindness, memorial donations may be made to Victoria’s Quilts Canada Waterloo-Wellington Branch. Visitation Friday 3-5pm and 7-9pm at Families First 585 Sandwich St. S. Amherstburg 519-969-5841. On Saturday, family and friends may meet at Windsor Christian Fellowship after 1pm followed by a funeral service at 2pm. Cremation to Follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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PICCOLO, Giuseppe

Posted by on January 18, 2017

Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on January 13, 2017 at the age of 93 years.  Reunited with beloved late wife Annina (nee DeRose) 2014.  Loving father of Rose Piccolo, Lucy (Jerry Spadafora), Mary (Ron Radwick), Toni (Gino Piazza) and Salvatore “Sam” Piccolo (Rosemary). Dearest nonno of Tina Lirette (Ryan Bos), John Hondzel (Cathy), Dino Spadafora (Beata), Marco Spadafora (Andrea), Kris Pignanelli, Roseann Szydlowski (Wojtek), Jennifer (Mark McKenzie), Deanna Piazza, Jasmyn Piccolo, Stephanie Lally (Tom) and bis-nonno to Amber, Pat, Claire, Arie, Mason, Cohen, Alana, Christian, Aiden, Emma, Alessia, and soon-to-be baby Spadafora.  Dear Brother of Francesco (Ada). Predeceased by siblings Franceschina Giorgi (Emilio), Carmela DeNucci (Ted), Luigi (Catherine), Vito (survived by Carmelina), Maria Martino (Francesco/Adelina), Dora Fantin (Bruno), Antonio (Maria).  Missed by brother in law Carmelo DeRose (late Luigina).  Survived by many nieces and nephews.  Giuseppe loved gardening, family gatherings, and riding his bicycle.  He was a very spiritual person and we know he will always be praying for us.  We are eternally grateful our parents immigrated to Canada and for all the sacrifices they made to make our lives better.  A special thank you to the staff of Huron Lodge for all of the care and kindness shown to our father and to Ouellette Campus, 7 West and Dr. Aoun, for all of their compassionate care.   If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Visiting Monday 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm with Parish prayers at 4:30 pm. Funeral service Tuesday at 10:15 am from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 then in procession to St Angela Merici Church for a Mass at 11 am. Entombment Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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REA, Chiara “Lina”

Posted by on January 18, 2017

Passed away peacefully in the presence of her family and friends on January 14, 2017 after 94 wonderful years.  Reunited with beloved late husband Roberto (1999).  Devoted mother of Victor (2015) & daughter in law, Louise.  Proud Nonna of Crista Rea, and Robert & Melissa Rea.  Adoring Nonnetta to Dante, Mathew, and Roman.  Loving sister of Maria & the late Onorio Minicilli and predeceased by brother Tony & Filomena Rea.  Sister in law of Guido & Benedetta Rea in Italy.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Dearest friend of Pasqualina Greco, Anita & Antonio D’Agostini, and Natalina Colucci.  We are grateful for the care, support and compassion provided by our family and friends to Lina in recent years.  Lina retired from GM Trim Plant.  She emigrated from Italy to Canada in the early 1950’s. Lina was a passionate and hard working person, who lived for enhancing the quality of life for her family.  If you so desire, donations made to the Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Visiting Tuesday from 3-5 pm and 6:30-8:30 pm with Prayers at 7:30 pm.  at FAMILIES FIRST, 3260 Dougall Ave., South Windsor, 519-969-5841 On Wednesday, family and friends are invited to celebrate her Resurrection at St. Angela Merici Church (980 Louis Ave. at Erie St) for a Mass at 9:30 am.  Entombment Windsor Memorial Gardens.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Souligny, Neil Leo

Posted by on January 18, 2017

Peacefully with his loving family by his side on January 14, 2017 at 85 years of age. Beloved husband of the late Dora (nee Rocheleau) (2003). Cherished father of Kevin, Karen (Ed), Ken (Linda), Kathy (Art), Kelly (Gary) and Kim (Eric). Loving grandpa of Nadine, Shaphen, Matthew, Jenna, Colin, Christine, Michael, Jessica, James, Jacob, Aaron, Paige, Bailey, Lauren, Aidan and Peyton. Dear great grandpa of Nolan, Alex, Landen, Reid, Ezra, Claire and baby Kip. Dear brother of Geraldine, Lucille (late Sylvio), Mary Ann (late Gordon), June (Dennis), Donna (late Gary) and the late Vincent (late wife Janet survived by wife Barb). Neil was the former owner of Wayside Cold Storage. He was also a retired member of the Malden Fire Department and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Dad was an avid fisherman. Special thanks to the staff of Richmond Terrace, the Leamington Hospital and Erie Shore’s Hospice. In Lieu of flowers donations to the Erie Shore’s Hospice or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Visiting Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers Tuesday evening at 8:00 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST Amherstburg, 585 Sandwich St. S., Amherstburg, 519-969-5841.  On Wednesday family and friends are invited to meet after 10:00am at St. John the Baptist Church followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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DeVALKENAERE, Helen (nee Fraley)

Posted by on January 18, 2017

96 years passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Richmond Terrace Nursing Home.  Reunited with her beloved husband Emiel (1990).  Cherished mother of Patricia & husband Bill Carr (Amherstburg), Joe & the late Laurie (1998) (St. Catharines, ON).  Loving Grandma of Terry & husband John Laporte (Amherstburg), Greg Carr (Amherstburg), Chris DeValkenaere (St. Catharines, ON), Joe DeValkenaere (Edmonton, AB), Amanda Fletcher (Venice Beach, CA).  Dear Great-grandma to Nicole & husband Joe Zanotti, Erin, & Michael Laporte, Taylor Carr, Michael & Sierra DeValkenaere, Sheena, Kansas, Joe, & Devon DeValkenaere.   Dearest Great-great-grandmother of 4.  Predeceased by 5 brothers & sisters of Peterborough, ON.  Helen’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the nurses & staff (3 East) at Richmond Terrace Nursing Home for the exceptional care & compassion shown to Helen & her family.  Donations to the St. John the Baptist Building Fund or Canadian Diabetes Assoc. would be greatly appreciated.  Cremation has taken place.  Memorial Visitation will be held on Friday, January 20th at St. John the Baptist Church, 225 Brock St., Amherstburg from 10:00 am until the time of Memorial Mass at 11:00 a.m.  Procession to Heavenly Rest Cemetery to follow.  Arrangements entrusted to Families First Funeral Home, 585 Sandwich St. South, Amherstburg  (519-969-5841).  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

 

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BAS, Romualda Zofia (nee Czarna)

Posted by on January 18, 2017

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Roma, in her true hard fought fashion, after a long illness. Beloved wife of Peter for 66 years. Loving mother of Jerry (Alison) and the late Christopher (Donna). Cherished Babcia to Kevin (Kelly), Jenny, Nicole, Michael, Andy and Alaina. Dear sister of Stefa Waldoch in England and aunt to Bernie (Howard) in Canada and Andy and Theresa in England. Predeceased by her brother Michael (Hania). Roma will be missed by many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Known as Sophie to her colleagues, she worked at the GM Trim Plant for 24 years before retiring. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or Holy Trinity Church Building Fund. Visiting on Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. with Parish Prayers at 8:00 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Friday, family and friends are invited to gather after 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 1035 Ellis St. E., Windsor with Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Procession to Heavenly Rest Cemetery for burial to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Van den Steene, Cunagonda “Connie”

Posted by on January 18, 2017

The great halls of Valhalla have gained a warrior that lost a valiant battle with cancer on Jan 16, 2017 at the age of 77.  True to Connie’s word and the van den Steene trait of stubbornness, she fought tooth and nail, but in the end, it was family and friends that surrounded her with love and support as she made her transition to the great beyond.  She was not afraid, as her parents Augustus and Hestra van den Steene and sister Grada “Gerry” Sparks were waiting to envelop her in their loving arms. There is no doubt in our minds she is at peace.  Connie was born in Holland and immigrated to Canada as a young girl with her family after WWII.  That journey across the big pond was just a starting point for a life she lived to the max.  She was the successful proprietor of REFLECTIONS HAIR SALON until her retirement. She was not one to let the grass grow under her feet and enjoyed travelling the world. Connie was an exceptional artist, working with oil painting and sculpture. For those that knew her, she was perhaps one of the luckiest BINGO players around.  We will miss her wit, strong opinions, advice (good and bad), her crocheted handcrafts, her generosity and frugality and most of all her frequent laughter.

She will be missed by her brother Johannes “Joe” van den Steene (Marie Anne) and sister Margaretha “Margie” (Dennis Costa) of MI and brother-in-law Tom Sparks (Pat) of Arkansas.  Proud aunt of Robbie, Brian, Kirsten, Kathy (Mike), Jennifer (Eric), David (Susie), John (Julie), Michael (Sandra), Matthew (Christina), Kimmie (Dan), Josh (Kelly).  Great aunt of Sierra, Trey, Chelsea, Jacob, Jake, Ethan, Naomi, Parker, Sophia, Lucas, Alex, Avery, Chase, Logan and Gwen. She surrounded herself with cherished friends; Mona, Walter and so many more that we have not been privileged to meet.  Connie had a special bond with Bill Cathryn, whom she considered an adopted son.  She is loved and will be missed by us all.

Cremation has taken place.  Memorial visitation Saturday from 1 pm until Celebration of Life at 3 pm. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Donations to Transition to Betterness are appreciated. Please visit www.FamiliesFirst.ca for a more accurate description of her exciting life and to share memories, photos or make a donation

“Now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story no one on earth has ever read, which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before”

 

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BIRTLES (KANE), Dorine

Posted by on January 15, 2017

March 22, 1935 – January 14, 2017

 

 

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Dorine “Tootsie” Birtles (Kane).  Dorine passed away peacefully on the morning of January 14, 2017 at the age of 81 at Hospice of Windsor.  She will be deeply missed by her children Jo-Anne Fox, Jackie Farrell (John), and Wayne Gold (Christine) as well as her grandchildren Robert Grant (Ashley), Nicole Grant (Scott), Joanna Hayes (Jon), Sarah Fox (Jay), Laura Fox (Mike), Ryan Gold, and Kaitlin Gold.  She will also be missed by her great grandchildren Billy, Parker, Lucas, J.J., Autumn, and Madison.  Dorine was an ‘adoptive mother’ to family friend Kathy Hay and to her niece Alanna Pankratz (Dave).  Dorine was born in Winnipeg to parents Phil and Elsie Bostrom.  She has gone to heaven to join her siblings Astrid, Ruby, Shirley, Joyce, and Wayne.  She is survived by her brother Lou Bostrom (Nadine) of Winnipeg.  Dorine lived a full life.  Coming to Windsor as a teenager, she worked as a waitress at the Top Hat, Elmwood and Ye Olde Steakhouse.  She went on to manage the Wandlyn Viscount 18th floor restaurant where she met her late husband Gary Birtles. They moved to Saudi Arabia and travelled the world, having many exciting adventures. After Gary’s passing she married Jim Kane and is survived by Jim’s children Phil (Carol), Diane (John), and John (Joyce) and their children and grandchildren.  Jim and Dorine enjoyed music, golf, and darts.  She ran the seniors’ dart league at the Canadian Anglo Club for years.  She had many friends and enjoyed life to the fullest with them. She will be deeply missed by her best friend of 60+ years, Guffy Pidd. Dorine was always ready to laugh; the good times and the laughter will live in our memories and in our hearts forever! If you so desire, donations to Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 18 at 10am until funeral service at 12 noon at FAMILIES FIRST (1065 Lauzon Rd, East Windsor, 519-969-5841). Share memories or make a charitable donation online at FamiliesFirst.ca.

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CALLANTINE, Laura Lee (nee Heslop)

Posted by on January 15, 2017

 

Passed away suddenly on January 12, 2016 at the age of 52 years.  Loving wife of Glen for 15 years.  Adoring mother of Cassandra Franchi (Matthew Langille), and Max Franchi.  Dear sister of Cherie Beneteau (Tim 2013), Bonnie Aucoin (Rollie), Bob Heslop (Carol), Daniel Heslop (Pam). Predeceased by her brother Paul Croscup (1998).  Missed by many nieces, nephews, and countless friends.  Laura formerly worked at Advanced Beauty Supply and was currently employed at Sutherland Global Services. Arrangements are incomplete and 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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Beetham, Michele Anne (nee Lauzon)

Posted by on January 13, 2017

Passed away January 9, 2017 at 58 years of age.  Beloved husband of Clarence for 10 years. Loving mother of Nicole (Vittorio) Bertozzi, Cher (BJ Sr.) James and Danielle Evon. Devoted Nanna of BJ Jr., Serenity, Brayden, Sariah, Mauro, Scarlette and baby Bertozzi. Also missed by Cleo’s daughters Shannon, Sarah, Lisa and their families. Dear sister of Robert (Cheryl) Lauzon, Brian Lauzon, Victoria (Gregory) Peck, Ken (Wanda) Lauzon and predeceased by her parents Dorothy and Art Lauzon, siblings Susan Pollard, Bruce Lauzon, first husband Gary Evon and in-laws Harold and Charlene Beetham. Michele will be sadly missed by her extended family and dear friends. If you so desire, donations to Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Cremation services were held. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Cremation Society of Windsor & Essex County (519-969-5449) 3260 Dougall Ave. www.cremationsociety.com

 

 

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RIDLEY, Charles William (Chuck)

Posted by on January 13, 2017

Survived by his loving wife Bernadette, sons Thomas, Christopher (Robin) and Kenneth (Dawn), step-son Sean Comerford (Dawn) and step-daughter Tara Duvall of Ottawa.  Grandfather of 13 grandchildren and great-grandfather of 3.  Son of the late Charles and Mary Ridley.  Dear brother of Robert (deceased) and wife Geraldine, Margaret Goldspink (Stan), and step-brother to Barb Brooks (Sam).  Uncle to several nieces and nephews.  Charles was a very proud member for 66 years of the Plumbers Union Local #552/527.  Charlie worked for Windsor Mechanical for 25 years, various local companies and his last 10 years were with the Windsor Board of Education.  Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation 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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FUTKO, Rita

Posted by on January 13, 2017

Passed away peacefully on January 9, 2017 at 90 years of age.  Predeceased by her husband Johnny (1984).  Loving mother of Randy (1965), Wayne (1991), Gary (2014),   Roger (Colleen 2009) (Janet), Ricky (Cheryl), Darlene (Gerry), Denise and daughter-in-law Colleen Ouellette.  Dear Grandma of 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  Daughter of the late Adolphe and Melina Jolicoeur.  Predeceased by her brothers Rene, Leo, Eddie, Robert, Roger, Buzz, Adolph and sisters Bertha, Irene, Jean, Alice and Loretta.  Aunt of many nieces and nephews.  Special thanks to Patsy, Carol and Joe (cousins), Heimathof Building and Also survived by several nieces and nephews. caregivers, and Sun Parlour Home (1 West Unit) in Leamington for their loving and compassionate care of our Mother.  Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.  Visitation Friday 11:30 a.m. until time of funeral at 12:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Burial Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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BERTRAND, James Girard

Posted by on January 9, 2017

The love in our family is strong and deep leaving us memories to treasure for a lifetime. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear father, brother, in-law and friend, James Bertrand on January 8, 2017. Beloved son of Madeline and the late Girard. Loved father of son Jamie and wife Maureen and special grandson Ryan, daughter Kristen Hogan and friend Alan MacDonald. Beloved brother of Geraldine and Tom Cross, Dan Bertrand and Anita (nee Fransen), the late Tom Bertrand (1986). Uncle to Mike Cross and Lori, Jennifer and Jamie Breault, Girard Bertrand and Julie, Adam Bertrand and Kirsten.  Great uncle to Kaitlyn, Sean, Quinn, Ivy, and Rowen. Jim was the former owner of the Derby Bingo and co-owner of the Tecumseh Bingo. Jim always had an idea to pitch and many stories to tell. Jim had no fear and was always ready to take on the world. Jim was always loyal to his friends and would do anything for anyone. Forever in our hearts, Jim will be missed by all! Special thank you to the warm compassionate staff of ICU at WRH-Ouellette Campus for their dedication and support. If you so desire, donations to the Downtown Mission would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visiting Wednesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm with a memorial service at 7:30pm at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. A private interment will be held. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Dowhan, John William

Posted by on January 9, 2017

Passed away suddenly, on January 9, 2017 at 68 years of age.  Cherished father of J.J. (Juliana). Beloved son of Lena and the late Walter (1987).  Loving brother of Walter (Stephanie), Ron (Bernice), the late Gary (2007)(Linda), and Terry (Sherrie) and their son Austin.  Treasured uncle of Wendy, Shelley, John, Tracey, the late Ronnie, Kim, Kerry, and Kelly and their families.  Beloved nephew of Wally and Fran Kuz.  Still very much part of the family are Margherita and Angelica Sciacca.  John was a retired employee of Chrysler Canada with over 30 years of dedicated service.   He will be fondly remembered as “Johnny King”.  If you so desire, donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation Thursday from 7-9 p.m.  Funeral Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841  Cremation at Heavenly Rest Cemetery to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

LUCIER, Leo

Posted by on January 9, 2017

Passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on January 08, 2017 at 74 years of age. Beloved husband of Lynda (nee Talbot) for 40 years. Loving father of Tina (Jesse Reid). Dear grandpa of Jenna and Tyler. Survived by his brother Stan. Predeceased by his parents and 7 siblings. Leo will be missed by many extended family and friends. He was a member of the Checker Flag (Purple Onion) and loved to rebuild antique cars. Special thanks to Amy and Dave from St. Elizabeth Healthcare for all their support throughout the years. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Windsor & Essex County. At Leo’s request, cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Marcuz, Ida Angela (née Sartori)

Posted by on January 9, 2017

Passed peacefully January 6, 2017 with family at her side. Beloved wife of Romeo. Dear mother of Dr. Paul (Kelly). Proud Nonna of Paul and Alaina. Predeceased by brothers Mario (Carmella) and Tony (Mary) Sartori. Sister in-law of Dr. Joseph Zimbalatti (the late Nives), the late Raymond (Dina) Marcuz, and Dan (Eleanor) Marcuz. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Family will receive friends and visitors Saturday, January 14th 11:00-1:00, with service to follow at Families First Funeral Home, 3260 Dougall Ave., Windsor, ON, Canada. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to In Honour of the Ones We Love, 5035 Joy Rd, Maidstone, ON N0R 1K0, Canada. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor