Willis, Rita Louise (nee Canil)

Posted by on August 27, 2015

A great lady with a wonderful heart, passed away peacefully on August 24, 2015 with family at her side. Reunited with her loving husband Roy (2003). Devoted mother of Linda Moore. Dearly loved grandmother of Gregory Moore (Katie), Brian Moore (Diane) and Kara Wright (Jeff). Cherished great grandmother of Savanah and Gabrielle Moore and Lily and Kelly Wright. Loving aunt of many wonderful nieces and nephews. Caring sister in law of John Bonato. Rita was preceded in death by her parents Christopher and Teresa Canil, her brother, John and her sisters, Inez Bonato, Rose Tonello and Rena Tonello. Rita enjoyed her life, her family and her friends to the fullest. In accordance with her wishes a private funeral service was held. Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.

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SERVICE, Donald Edward

Posted by on August 27, 2015

Don lived his life striving to always follow the golden rule, loving others as he would wish others to love. He put this into practice daily throughout his teaching career and as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. His warm smile and gentle touch will be missed.

Passed away peacefully on August 25, 2015 at the age of 83 years with his family by his side. Beloved husband to Patricia (nee Switzer) for 60 years. Devoted father of Christine Robson (Rob Douglas), Brian Service (Beverley), and Guy Service. Proud Papa of Katie Lynn Service (Andrew Tyrrell), Reg Robson (Amie), Phil Robson (Heather), and Laura Service (Wes Swain). Greatgrandpa of Will Robson.

Survived by brothers George Service, and Bill Service (Kathy). Predeceased by brothers Jim Service, and David Service. Missed by many nieces and nephews. Don was a retired teacher from Windsor Business College and St. Clair College. During his retirement, he pursued his artistic talent with like-minded people in the Sun Parlor Wood Carvers Association.
If you so desire, donations made to CARE Canada would be appreciated by the family. A special thanks to the entire team at Seasons Royal Oak Village for all of their compassionate care. Visiting Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 1 pm until the Celebration of his life at 2:30 pm 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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Di Nardo Maria nee “Di Giovanni”

Posted by on August 26, 2015

web_dinardo mariaDi Nardo Maria nee “Di Giovanni”
August 7, 1915 –August 25, 2015

Passed away peacefully at 100 years of age, with her family by her side on August 25, 2015. Maria is finally reunited with her beloved husband Rocco (1972). Also waiting for her are her parents Antoniella and Donato DiGiovanni, her daughter Antonietta(1944) and her grandson Danny, and all her siblings and their spouses: Rubina Paumblo, Luigi, Annina DiPasquale, Rinaldo, Antonio, Luco, Rocco, Angiolina and Giuseppe. Maria was forever a devoted mother to her children, Chris (Angela), Victor (Yvonne), Anne Pietrangelo (Valentino 2012). Adored Nonna to Rosa DelGato (Frank), Rocco DiNardo (Jamie). Victor DiNardo (Debbie), Stephanie DiFazio (Jason) and their mother Flossie Renaud. Anita DeLuca (Jason), Steven Pietrangelo (Diana). Great Nonna to Jacob, Dean, Isabella, Jayda, Ava, Alessandra, Adrian and Julian. Maria was a faithful supporter of the Verdi Club. Her late husband was one of the many founders of this club so the Italian culture could be shared in Essex County. Maria worked the kitchen for 30 years cooking for the many weddings and functions. If you so desire, donations to the St. John the Baptist Restoration Fund, the Windsor Regional Cancer Center, or the Ronald McDonald House would be appreciated by the family. Visiting on Friday August 28, 2015 from 2-5p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers at 8:00 p.m. Funeral Service on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 10:00am from FAMILIES FIRST 585 Sandwich St. S., Amherstburg 519-969-5841 to St. John the Baptist Church for Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Share memories, photos, or make a donation at www.familiesfirst.ca

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Chan, But Yue

Posted by on August 25, 2015

web_chan butBorn December 22, 1922, in Hong Kong, loving father of Liza Cheuk May, Lina Cheuk Ling, the late Lilian Cheuk Lin (2014), and Vivian Cheuk Wai, doting grandfather of Juliana Ka Yan Li, and beloved husband of the late Eva Ho Chan (2003), transcended peacefully at 6 a.m. on Thursday, August 20, 2015, at The Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He is sorely missed by his grieving family, and many relatives and friends.

He was a Scout Master with the 13th Boy Scouts Troop, Hong Kong District, where he met his future wife, Eva. He was also active for many years in the Hong Kong Civil Aid Service, rising to the rank of Warden. As a young man, he joined the trading company, T. O. Wong & Co. Ltd. in Hong Kong, and retired as its director in 1977. He and his wife Eva then opened a Chinese antiques shop, Chan & Ho, in Central, fulfilling a cherished dream. Not one for early retirement, he was active as a successful real estate agent until his emigration with Eva to Windsor in 1993 so as to live close to his daughters.

He was an avid collector of all things collectible, an enthusiastic gardener, and a very happy traveler. In his later years, he enjoyed devoting much time to perfecting his lifelong practice of Chinese brush calligraphy. Above all, he was the ultimate cheerleader for and sage counsellor to his daughters and granddaughter.

Visitation at Families First, 3260 Dougall Avenue South Windsor (519-969-5841) on Friday, August 28, 2015, from 12 noon, with funeral service commencing at 1 p.m., followed by procession to burial at the Chan Family Estate at Heavenly Rest Cemetery (5005 Howard Avenue, 866-610-7608), and memorial dinner at Jade Chinese Cuisine (157 Wyandotte Street West, 519-256-7117). Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Hughes, Ronald “Ron”

Posted by on August 24, 2015

web_Hughes_RonaldIt is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our dear father, husband and papa, Ron Hughes. He went to be with his Lord and Saviour on August 23, 2015, at the age of 67. He was the most loving, selfless, caring man who always put his family’s needs before his own. He will be forever missed by his wife Catherine (nee Forfitt) and his children Philip and Michelle Hughes. He was the most proud Papa to Alysha, Shayla and Nathan. He was a man of great faith, who loved the Lord, so we can take comfort in knowing he is now in the arms of God. Ron is survived by his siblings; Eric, Giles, Mary and Glenys. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Friday 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor, 519-969-5841. A private family service and cremation will follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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PARE, Mary (nee Lucier)

Posted by on August 24, 2015

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Peacefully at home on August 24, 2015 at 74 years of age.  Predeceased by her husbands Keith Shorter (1995) and Lloyd Pare (2005). Cherished partner of Dave Greaves. Loving mother of Cindy and husband Angelo White, Brad Shorter, Jeff Shorter and Glenn Shorter and wife Michele. Treasured Grandma of Tanya, Dustin, Cara, Maxine, Brandon, Ella, Jaxon, Brittney and Gracee. Adored Great-Grandma of Geena, Hannah, McKenzie, and new arrival Juliet Mary. Dear sister of Gloria Girard (David), Roy Lucier (Vi), Denise Larson (Richard), Dorothy McGillan, Vincent Lucier (Mike), Paul Lucier (Dianne), Donna Wilkinson (Tom), Mark Lucier (Mitch), Jack Lucier (Andrea), Jill Tosswill (Charles) and Beth Mack (Dale). She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. If you so desire, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Memorial visiting Thursday 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with parish prayers 7:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Friday, family and friends are invited to meet after 9:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Church (5885 Malden Road) for Memorial Mass at 9:30am. Interment to follow at Victoria Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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SARTOR Luciano

Posted by on August 23, 2015

Passed away peacefully at 82 years of age on August 22, 2015 surrounded by his family. Beloved and devoted husband to Luisa for 52 years. Loving father to Dino (Suzanne) and Dennis (Kelly). Cherished Nonno to Christopher (Taylor), Cody (Serena), Steven, Colin. Beloved brother to Santina (the late Cornelio), predeceased by Adele (Carlo), Norio (Evelina). Dear brother in-law to Maria (the late Luigi), Ines (Orlando), the late Atilio (Irma). Will be missed dearly by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Luciano was retired from the Detroit Windsor Tunnel Corporation after many years of dedicated service, and was a member of the Giovanni Caboto Club and the Fogolar Furlan Club. In kindness memorial tributes may be made to the Hospice of Windsor, or the Windsor Regional Cancer Center. Visiting on Tuesday August 25, 2015 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers at 4:30 p.m. Funeral service on Wednesday August 26, 2015 at 9:45 a.m. from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841, going to Our Lady of Perpetual Help for 10:30 a.m. Mass. Entombment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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RIEHL, Frank

Posted by on August 22, 2015

web_reihl frankSuddenly at home on Thursday, August 20, 2015, Frank (Franz Dieter) Riehl passed away at the age of 82. Frank will be dearly missed by his wife Gloria Riehl. Frank was predeceased by his parents Arthur and Rosa Riehl, sister Doris, brother Roland and grandson Kristopher. Frank was loved and will be dearly missed by his children Tanya Riehl-Rose (Mark) of LaSalle, Melissa Riehl (Ziad), Monica MacLean (Lee) of Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia and Andreas Reinig of Germany, grandchildren Matthew, Ryan, Joshua, Jessika, Richelle, Savannah, Alex, Steffen, Michael, Sandra and Julian, and 3 great-grandkids. Frank will also be missed by many brother and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation. Visitation Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at Families First, 3260 Dougall Avenue, Windsor. Graveside service Monday 11 a.m. at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.

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STEWART, Rebecca (Tait)

Posted by on August 20, 2015

Passed away peacefully in her sleep, suddenly on August 18, 2015 at 86 years of age. Predeceased by her husband Don Stewart, her husband George Tait, companion Terry Panter and her son Iain Tait. Sadly missed by her surviving son Derek Tait, grandsons Derek Tait Jr. (Joanna), William Tait (Jaclyn) and Robert Tait (Brittany), great-grandchildren Alexis, Cody, Johnston, Colin, Raymond, and Keighan. Rebecca immigrated from Scotland to Newmarket, Canada in 1967 and moved to Windsor with her family in 1969. She will be remembered for her role as the Librarian who traveled in Essex County on the Bookmobile (Library on Wheels). Rebecca was also a longstanding member of the Scottish Society. Special thanks to the staff of Season Royal Oak Village (LaSalle) for their outstanding care of our mother and grandmother. If you desire, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Visitation Saturday 10:30 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:30 a.m. at Families First, 2130 Front Road, LaSalle. Cremation Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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POUPARD, Doug

Posted by on August 20, 2015

web_poupard richard72 years, passed away August 19, 2015 with his loving family by his side. Beloved husband of the late Patricia (2011). Loving father of Pam and Dennis. Dear Pepe of Kristopher, Stephanie, Kyle, Dillon and Casey and great grandfather of Adrianna. Dear brother of Richard (the late Sandra) and predeceased by his 2 sisters. He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Sunday 2-4 & 6-8 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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Keller, Manfred

Posted by on August 18, 2015

web_Keller_ManfredPassed away on June 8, 2015 at his home in Windsor.  He will be missed by his Hickory Road neighbors and friends.   Born in Oberglauche Trebnitz/Sclesien, Germany, he came to work in the mines in Yellowknife, Beaverlodge and Uranium City in the 50’s and in the 60’s.  Arriving in Windsor sometime in the 80’s he worked for Chrysler and CN Rail.  He was a generous supporter of the New Song Church, The United Church Downtown Mission, The Salvation Army, Windsor Essex Cancer Centre Foundation and the Drouillard Place Youth Summer Day Camp. Visiting Thursday from 12:00pm until time of Funeral Service at 1:00pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Major Paul Rideout, Salvation Army officiating. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Gaudette, Gregory Thomas

Posted by on August 18, 2015

web_Gaudette_GregPassed suddenly on August 16, 2015 at the age of 67. Loving partner of Colleen Higgins, cherished father of Danielle and Jason ( Kerry), Molly and Liam. Proud Grandpa GG of Jade, Megan, Gabriella and Gavin. Devoted son of Evelyn and Donald Gaudette. Supportive brother of Taryn Farrah of Tilbury. Greg will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Will be missed by his loyal companion Beau. Greg received his Honors Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Windsor, MBA from the University of Detroit Mercy and his CGA in Ontario. After 34 years of service Greg retired from Chrysler Corporation, holding many executive positions in both Canada and the U.S.A. Greg was an active member in many organizations including Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, the Riverside Sportsman Club in addition to serving on the boards of the Windsor Symphony, St. Clair College, the Chrysler Canada Retirees Organization and the Windsor Yacht Club. In retirement Greg was happiest on the water. His passion for boating, golf and travel was only second to his love of family and friends. Special thank you to 5th floor Met Hospital R.N. Joe Garro for his care and compassion. If you so desire, donations to the Odette School of Business University of Windsor in memory of Gregory Thomas Gaudette. Cremation services were held. Memorial visitation Tuesday 3-5p.m & 7-9p.m and Wednesday 3-5p.m & 7-9p.m. Parish Prayers Wednesday at 4:30pm and a Commodore’s Walk By at 7:30pm at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor (519-969-5841). On Thursday, family and friends are invited to meet at 10:00a.m at St. John Vianney Church (385 Dieppe St.) until time of Memorial Service at11:00 a.m. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Shalton, Caroline (nee Erent)

Posted by on August 18, 2015

web_Shalton_CarolineSuddenly on August 17, 2015 at the age of 67. Dear Mother of John and partner Sue, Sharon Seguin and husband Richard, Jeff and wife Laura. Cherished Baba Sweets of Koltyn, R.J., Connor, Tyler, Victoria and Evan. Caroline will be sadly missed by her Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Predeceased by her parents John and Katherine Erent, her sister Gail Beer (survived by Mike Beer). Caroline loved her family and grandchildren dearly and was very proud of her Croatian heritage and cooking. In her free time, she enjoyed going for luncheons with family and friends with a quick stop at Timmies. If you so desire, donations to the Charity of your Choice would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Families First, 1065 Lauzon Road East Windsor (519-969-5841). Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Baxter Gwendolyn Elizabeth

Posted by on August 18, 2015

web_Baxter_GwendolynBaxter, Gwendolyn Elizabeth of LaSalle, Ontario, left our presence, but not our hearts
Sunday, August 16, 2015. Born in Jamaica, WI, January 7, 1934. Gwen immigrated to Canada with her family in 1963. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Sam 2012. Survived by their sons Greg (Yahee), Michael (Joan), Gary (Cheryl) and Wayne (Lucille), grandchildren Whitney and Ryan of NYC, Christian and Summer of Virginia, Megan, Jordan and Faith of LaSalle, Ethan, Micah and Jared of Cambridge, Ontario, sister Mavis Chin (John) of England, and many nieces and nephews. A retired real estate broker, she knowledgeably guided many clients through the home ownership process. She also served as a director of the Canadian Real Estate Association. Gwen had been a volunteer of the Canadian Cancer Society for more than 20 years. We would like to thank the Chartwell Oakpark LaSalle staff and residence family. Special thanks to Drs. Kuprowski, Wilson, Mikhail, Meriano; Jean, Mark and the dedicated nurses of the ER at Windsor Regional Hospital Ouellette Campus. If you so desire, donations made to St. Andrew Anglican Church would be appreciated by the family (205 Laurier Dr., LaSalle). If you so desire, donations made to St. Andrew Anglican Church would be appreciated by the family (205 Laurier Dr., LaSalle).
Memorial Visiting Saturday 10 am followed by a Celebration of Gwen’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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GILBERT, Dorey

Posted by on August 17, 2015

Peacefully at Richmond Terrace on August 17, 2015 at the age of 97. Services incomplete. Please contact Families First 585 Sandwich St. S. Amherstburg, 519-969-5841 for further information. Share memories, photos, or make a donation at www.familiesfirst.ca

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Little, Madeleine

Posted by on August 16, 2015

WEB_Little_MedeleinePeacefully on August 15, 2015 at 90 years of age. Cherished wife of the late Bradley Little (2001). Loving mother of Rosemary and husband Gillis MacKinnon, Joan and husband Bill Drouillard, Nancy and husband Ron Clement, Roger Little, Wayne Parent and wife Greta, the late John Little (2011), Pam and husband Gary Crepp and Vicki and husband Hanc Hofsteteris. Treasured Grandma of twenty grandchildren and GG of thirty-six. Dear sister of Josephine, Alex, Olivier and Margaret. Predeceased by her siblings Jeremiah, Gerald, Agnes, Alfred, Blaise, Louis, Donald and Angeline. She will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins as well as the dedicated and loving staff of The Villages of St. Clair. If you so desire, donations to Essex County Community Living would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Tuesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm with parish prayers at 4:30pm . Funeral Wednesday leaving at 10:30am from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to Our Lady of Mount Carmel for Mass at 11:00am. Interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Pearson, Douglas Raymond

Posted by on August 16, 2015

Passed away peacefully on August 15, 2015 at 84 years of age. Cherished husband of Anne (nee Groulx) for 62 years. Beloved father of Tim (Judy), Mark (Susan), Kevin (Bonnie), Kathy Adams and Jamie. Loving Papa of Jody, Jackie, Jessica, Shawn, Amber, Erin, Matthew, Phillip, Cori, Justin and great Papa of 6. Douglas will be missed by many nieces, nephews and dear friends. If you so desire, donations to The Windsor Life Center would be appreciated by the family. Cremation services were held. Memorial visitation Sunday August 23, 2015 at 1:00pm until time of Memorial Service at 2:00pm at Windsor Christian Fellowship (4490 7th Concession). Funeral 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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Drouillard, Evelyn (nee Major)

Posted by on August 15, 2015

web_Drouillard_EvelynIt is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Evelyn on August 11, 2015 at the age of 91.  Loving wife to the late Albert. Beloved mother to Ronald (Late Lise), Larry, Gary (Marian), Brian (Regina), Jim (Teresa). Cherished grandma to eighteen grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.  Dear sister to Elsie Hillman, Helen Belanger and Henry Major.  Predeceased by Marie Long, Florence Laforet, Kathleen Pare, Alma Biro, Joseph, Clarence and Larry Major. Evelyn will be missed by her many nieces, nephews and friends.  If you so desire, memorial donations to the Terry Fox Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place.  Memorial visiting Tuesday, August 18, 2015 between 11:00 a.m and 1:00 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Evelyn’s life at 1:00 p.m. at Families First, 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Parman, Lawrence Wayne

Posted by on August 14, 2015

web_parman lawrenceWe regret the passing of Lawrence Wayne Parman on August 13, 2015 at the age of 64. Loving husband to Mariella Beato and his in-laws Ninnetta and Gennaro Beato. Lawrence will be lovingly missed by his in laws and all the Beato family. There will be no funeral home visitation or 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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Pearson, John Michael

Posted by on August 13, 2015

March 7, 1929-August 12, 2015

“Absent from the body, present with the Lord”

Beloved husband of the late Muriel Joyce (nee Wallace) (2014) for 62 years. Dearest father of Margaret (Peggy) and husband James McLauchlan of Blenheim, Elisabeth (Betty) and husband Kevin Ellis of Florida, John Alan and wife Nora Pearson of Michigan, Mary and husband Wayne Demars of Windsor. Cherished grandfather of Heather, Lynette and Ryan Ellis, Jamie McLauchlan, Marshall, Adrienne and Lynne Pearson and Aaron Demars. Great-grandfather of Caleb, Claire, James, Olivia and Emily. Dearest brother of Angela and husband Alan Rowe.   Dear brother-in-law of Harriet and Gerald Bennett. John retired from General Motors Trim Plant in 1986 after 40+ years of service. He was an active member of Paulin Memorial Presbyterian Church and the South Windsor Seniors Free on Friday Club and Fun Band. John was an honourary Life Member of the Industrial Accident Prevention Association (I.A.P.A,) St. Andrews Masonic Lodge #642 A.F. & A.M. If you so desire, donations to the Paulin Memorial Building Fund would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Tuesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm at Families First, 3260 Dougall Ave, 519-969-5841  On Wednesday at 9:30am family and friends will meet at Paulin Memorial Church followed by service at 10:30am. Interment Victoria Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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BELIVEAU, Alice Marie (nee Farrand)

Posted by on August 12, 2015

Passed away on August 11, 2015 at 98 years of age, surrounded by her loving family. Alice is now reunited with the love of her life Bob (1995). Loving mother of Roger (Judy), Marlene Jeffery (Doug), Annette Montgomery (Dearl), Colette Murphy (John). Cherished meme to Dean Beliveau, Nicolle Maglic, Kiley Aldersley, the late Brett Beliveau (2015), Hannah Taffinder, Zak Taffinder, and great grandmother of Aiden and Kieran Aldersley. The third youngest child of the late Steve & Louise Farrand. Predeceased by her siblings Elric, Rose, Eva, Vena, Emily, Henry, Molly, Steve, Raymond, Alfred and Gladys. After raising her family, she worked at Riverview Hospital for 13 years as a registered nursing assistant. Her legacy is her family where she found her joy. A special thank you to the nursing staff of 7N, especially Branka, at Windsor Regional as well as the staff at Dr. Y. Emara Continuing Care- 3N, especially Chaplain Cindy, for their outstanding care and support. Visiting Friday 3-5 & 7-9 pm with prayers at 7:30 at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Saturday, family and friends are invited to meet after 9:30 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 834 Raymo Rd., followed by mass of Christian burial at 10 am. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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VARACALLI, Venessa (nee Lepera)

Posted by on August 11, 2015

web_Varacalli_VenessaPassed away peacefully with her family by her side at the age of 43 years on August 10, 2015 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Loving wife, best friend, true love and soul mate of Domenic for 18 years. Loving and adoring mother of Michael and Alexia. Venessa’s passion was watching her children play sports, planning Disney vacations and cruises, spending time with family and friends, and shopping. Cherished daughter of Emma Lepera and reunited with her guardian angel, her father the late Ottavio Lepera (1987). Daughter-in-law of Giuseppe and Carmela Varacalli. Loving sister and best friend of Teresa Iovino and husband Gilbert, Tina Varacalli and husband Rosario. Loving sister-in-law of Rosa and Enzo Filippone, Joe and Agapi Varacalli. An extraordinary Zia to John, Matthew, Joseph, Davide, Luca, Andrea, and Christopher. Dear cousin to Ross and Angela Lepera. Missed by many other Zios, Zias, cousins, and friends. Venessa was also a member of the Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board. Mrs. V. helped many children grow at St. James Elementary School where she  taught for several years. Venessa was a very inspirational and strong individual who lived life to the fullest. If you knew Venessa, you loved her, and she loved you. A special thank you to Dr. Nicole Freeman and all the nurses on the 4 West Oncology at Windsor Regional Hospital, Met. Campus. Also, a big thank you to Transition-To-Betterness. Visiting Thursday from 7-9 pm, Friday 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm with prayers at 4:30 pm. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 10:15 am at Families First, 3260 Dougall Ave, 519-969-5841 then in procession to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. Entombment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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MASON, Davidina (nee McGhee)

Posted by on August 11, 2015

Passed away on August 11, 2015 at 96 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Arthur Mason (1979) and the late Arthur Williams (1942). Loving mother of Susan Kocela (Ron) and Art Mason. Grandmother of Chris Kocela, Carrie Barrett, Kevin Kocela, Curt Mason, Scott Mason and Lisa Mason and great grandmother of Julian, Gabriel, Owen, Clementine, Erin, Connor, Chelsea, Thalen and Orlan. Predeceased by sisters Agnes Millar, Jane Walling and Margaret Badder. If you so desire, donations to Hospice of Windsor or Assisted Living Southwestern Ontario would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Thursday August 13, 2015 from 3 pm – 6 pm. Funeral Service Friday August 14, 2015 at 10:00 am at Families First 2130 Front Rd. LaSalle (519-969-5841). Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Jackson, James (Jim)

Posted by on August 11, 2015

web_Jackson_JamesWith broken hearts we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, dad, son, brother and uncle on August 11, 2015 at the age of 60, after a courageous three year battle with cancer. Loving husband of Joanne, with whom he celebrated 33 years of marriage. Beloved dad to Michael and girlfriend Ashley Harris, Katie and fiancé Stephen Boniferro. Dearest son to Ron (Lorette) and the late Georgine (Jo). Adored brother to Doug (Diane) and John (Sandy). Dear son-in-law to Marguerite and the late Joe Russo. Beloved brother-in-law to Kathy Thompson. Jim will be missed by his nieces and nephews TJ (Michelle) Thompson, Laurie (Derek) Kennedy, Jennifer (Justin) Galea, Linda (Craig) Tanner, Laura Jackson (Derrick Redmond), Shannon Jackson (fiancé John Cudmore) and Stephanie Jackson. Great uncle to Mia and Allie Thompson, Quinn Kennedy, Zachery and Hailey Galea. Jim was a retiree from General Motors after 29 years. He was a member of the Canadian Bridge Golf League, he enjoyed biking in Essex County and Niagara-on-the-Lake, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Jim’s family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Speirs, Dr. Aoun, Dr. Hernandez (L.H.Sc.), Elyse Maindonald (NP), Bayshore nurse Shelly and the staff of Hospice Village. Your kindness and compassion will always be remembered. If you so desire, memorial donations to Hospice of Windsor or the Windsor Essex Hospital Foundation in the name of James Jackson would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visiting Thursday 3-5, 7-9 p.m. Memorial service Friday 11:30 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

Colovic, Mary- Jane (Janey) (nee Taylor)

Posted by on August 11, 2015

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On August 10, 2015 at the age of 64 surrounded by her loving family. Loving wife and (My Janey) of 33 years to Ned Colovic. Beautiful, adored, supportive and loving mother to Erica and Christina (Nina) Colovic. Predeceased by her parents Albert and Marjorie Taylor and Anne Taylor. Daughter in law of Darinka (Baba) and the late Petar Colovic. Cherished sister of Richard and Penny Taylor, Jim and Jan Taylor and Nancy Taylor. Sister in law of Vera and Craig Harries. Much loved Aunt of Kelly, Marnie, Vanessa, Rachel and Alexa. Best friend and side-kick since grade one of Sam McNorton. Dedicated and creative teacher of more than 30 years with the GECDSB. Madame Colovic’s passion for teaching began at an early age with her South Windsor neighbours and continued into her retirement. Janey’s involvement as one of the creating and founding members of The WonderBroads Dragon Boat Team led to over 10 years of paddling victories, world travels, and most importantly cherished friendships. A journey of over 27 years showed her true grace, courage, dignity, humour, and strength, teaching all those she touched to do the same. Janey’s life will be celebrated every day and her bright smile will remain in our hearts and memory forever. Donations to The WonderBroads Dragon Boat Team and Hospice Face 2 Face Campaign would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Thursday 7-9pm and Friday 3-5 and 7-9pm. On Saturday family and friends are invited to a celebration of Janey’s life at 11:30am at Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor