Gallagher, Robert

Posted by on November 17, 2017

Passed away peacefully on November 17, 2017 at 79 years of age.  Beloved husband of Eunice for 57 years.  Loving father of Gregory, Jeff and Jennifer.  Dear grandfather of Robert and Nicole (Shawn). Great grandfather of Brianna, Lilly, Khristian, Chloe, Liam and Delhila. Son of the late William and Lillian Gallagher. Brother of Roger (Tina), David (Linda), Marilyn (Chuck) and predeceased by several other siblings. Robert retired from Ford Motor Company after 32 years of dedicated service. Cremation has taken place, arrangements entrusted to Families First 585 Sandwich St. S., Amherstburg 519-969-5841.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

KOTSIDIS, Gregory M.

Posted by on November 17, 2017

With heavy hearts, we share the sudden passing of a very much loved man on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the age of 67.  He leaves behind his beloved wife and best friend, Helen, of 37 years.  Cherished father of Michael and wife Joanna Kotsidis, Jenny and husband Mario Dadalt.  Adored Pappou of Nikoletta.  Loving brother of Agnes and her late husband Peter Zioutis, Olympia and husband Tasos Tsitsimidis (Greece).  Treasured son-in-law of Lena and Jim Poulias.  Dearest brother-in-law of Nancy and husband Renzo Carli, Alky and wife Pam Poulias.  Best Theo of Kostas and wife Claudia, Kristyn, Julia, Michael, Alexandra, Bill and Barbara (Greece), John (Greece).  Greg will be missed by many cousins and friends.  He was born in Korissos, Greece, and came to Windsor at the age of 13.  After graduating, he worked as an electronic technician for Demers and Mohr and Crescent Television Service for 45 years.  He had a passion for soccer, his faith and his family. Greg was the life of the party and welcomed everyone with a smile on his face.  He always said he was the richest man in the world because he was surrounded by the love of his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations to Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 2 – 5 pm & 7 – 9 pm.  Thrice Holy Hymn Service Sunday 8 pm. Funeral Monday November 20, 2017 leaving in procession from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841, at 9:45 am proceeding to Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church (65 Ellis St. E.) for a Funeral Service at 10:30 am. Entombment Windsor Memorial Gardens to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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FISICO, Tommasina (nee Aiello)

Posted by on November 15, 2017

Passed away peacefully on November 15, 2017 at 85 years of age. Cherished wife of the late Carmine (2014) for 61 years. Beloved mother of Mario (Susan), Lena (Ron) Dzombak and Enzo (Shelley). Loving nonna of Stephanie (Manuel), Jeremy (Hannah), Amy (Adam), Bryan, Lauren, Cole and great nonna of Oliver, Owen and Reese.  Dear twin sister of Natalina Ferlaino. Tommasina will be missed by her nieces, nephews, neighbours and dear friends. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Friday November 17, 2017 from 3 – 5 pm & 7 – 9 pm. Funeral Service Saturday 10:30 am at Families First, 3260 Dougall Avenue, South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Entombment Heavenly Rest Cemetery to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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SPRAY, Terry (nee Gallant)

Posted by on November 15, 2017

Passed away peacefully at Heron Terrace on November 15, 2017 at 88 years of age.  Beloved wife of Dennis for 48 years.  Loving mom of Allan Thompson, Debbie Rubin (Vince), Sharon Sleiman (Mike) and special aunt of Norman Wiltshire (Mary Ann).  Cherished grandma of Troy and Joe Thompson, Chris Rubin (Ruth), Melanie Weiler (Adam), Stephen Rubin (Candace), Zak Sleiman, Dean Sleiman (Alicia) and great-grandma of Andrew, Samantha, Xavier, Maximus, Lincoln, Scarlett and 2 on the way.  Dear sister of Mary Wiltshire and Margaret Davidson.  Predeceased by two sisters and 4 brothers.  Special mom and grandma to all the “Spray strays”and known for her feisty personality.  Thanks to the caregivers at Heron Terrace, Shallows Lane wing for their compassionate care.  Visitation Saturday, November 18th from 3-5 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841.  No funeral service.  Cremation to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Ferrari-Barris, Carol Anne

Posted by on November 15, 2017

Peacefully, on November 11, 2017. Cherished wife of the late Joseph Barris. Loving mother of Michael and wife Shannon. Best friend and partner-in-crime of Rosie and Larry Mader. Very special Auntie of Ann Marie, Steven, Michele and Richard. Great-auntie of 12 and great-great-auntie of 3. Carol Anne was a kind soul whom always had faith in the Lord right up until her passing when she was called home peacefully with her family by her side. The family would like to thank Richmond Terrace 3 East for the love and care that was received by all.  If you so desire, so desire, donation to Richmond Terrace or to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

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Stamatis, Panagiotis “Peter”

Posted by on November 15, 2017

Peacefully, with family by his side, on November 15, 2017 at 83 years of age. Beloved husband of Eleni. Loving father of Bessy & husband Rich Antal and Dina & husband Don Zimmerman. Cherished Papou of Alyssa, Zachary, Michael, and Tia. Predeceased by parents Haralambos and Vasiliki. Dear brother of Asimakos (late Kalomira) and the late Kostaki (late Stamatia). Brother-in-law of late Dina (late Kosta), Demetra (late John), late Thanasi, and Lambros (Sotiria). Also survived by many nieces and nephews in Canada, United States and Greece. Peter’s pride and joy were his beloved grandchildren. He was retired from Chrysler after many years of service. Peter was a proud member of the Greek Community in Windsor. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Friday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Thrice Holy Hymn at 8pm. Funeral Saturday 9:45am from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church for Funeral Service a 10:30am. Interment at Windsor Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Maleon, Susan

Posted by on November 15, 2017

Passed away peacefully on November 14, 2017 with her sister by her side at Sinai-Grace Hospital, Detroit Michigan. Beloved daughter of the late Filomeno Maleon Sr. & Prisca Oblefias of the Philippines. Dearest sister of Rosario & Concordia Maleon. Pre-deceased by siblings Benedicto, Araceli, Filomeno Jr., Salud Reyes and brother-in-law Attorney Lope Reyes. Susan graduated from the University of Santo Thomas as a Registered Nurse and worked in Ohio, Detroit and Windsor throughout her nursing career. She was a member of the Philippine Nurses Association in Detroit. Susan was very thoughtful, affectionate, a loving supportive sister and will be missed dearly. Visitation Friday 3-5pm & 7-9pm with Parish Prayers at 4:30pm. On Saturday, leaving in procession 9:15am from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church for Funeral Mass at 10am.  Burial to follow Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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PETTYPIECE, Maynard

Posted by on November 14, 2017

Passed away on November 5, 2017 at the age of 80.  Predeceased by his beloved wife Helen (nee Baynham)(1990) and is survived by his loving companion Diane Hewitt.  Loving Dad to Pat & Annette, Lori & Pierre Meloche, Terry & Betty, Lana & Calvin Matte, Randy & Carole, Tracey & Mike Bezaire.  Cherished Grandpa to Christopher, Stephanie, Jeremy, Amy, Dana, Melissa, Nicole, Sarah, Holly, Courtney, and Colt.  Dear Great grandpa to Kia, Dayton, Alexia, Caleigh, Nate, Carter, Jace, Addy, and Releigh.  Dear brother to Darlene & Clifford “Chick” Trombley, and Doreen Pettypiece.  Maynard was a devoted Maintenance employee of Chrysler Canada Local 444 and retired in 1995 after more than 42 years of dedicated service.  Maynard was an avid hunter, fisherman, snowmobiler and loved to ride his Harley.  Visiting Wednesday 3-5 & 7-9 p.m.  Funeral at Families First Funeral Home, 585 Sandwich St., S., Amherstburg (519-969-5841) on Thursday at 11:30 a.m.  Procession to St. John the Baptist Cemetery to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

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Bielich, Betty Jean “BJB” (nee Collison)

Posted by on November 14, 2017

Peacefully, with family by her side on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 85 years of age. Beloved wife of 40 years to the late Nick (1991). Cherished mother of Deborah Hoffman (Walt), Colleen Hurst, and Nikki Bielich. Treasured grandma of Michael Hurst (Sarah), Karis Hurst (Manoj Patil), Skye Staszuk, and Angie Hoffman (Justin). Great-grandma of Brielle. Will be sadly missed by her “grand-puppies” Chewie, Whiskey and Violet. Predeceased by parents William and Elizabeth Collison. Dear sister of Marilyn Lewenza, and Pat St. Pierre. Fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. BJ was an avid lover of golf and a dedicated member of Windsor Chapter I.O.D.E and a volunteer with Red Cross. If you so desire, donations to Transition to Betterness would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 7-9pm. Funeral Service Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 10am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

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Drouillard, William “Bill”

Posted by on November 14, 2017

Passed peacefully on Monday November 6th, 2017 at 97 years of age at Iler Lodge. Beloved husband of the late Olive Irene Drouillard (nee O’Shea).  Cherished father of Jackie Dumaine, Ann Charette and husband Gary.  Loving grandfather of Stephanie, Kim and husband Jeff Johnston, J.R. and April, Jayson and Julie, Cindy. Great grandfather of Jen, Tina, Amber, Savannah, Aaron, Nolan, Taylor, Payton & Kaj. Special great grandfather of Wayne Marentette. Great great grandfather of Kirin and Karter. Survived by sister-in-law Ann Sigall. Dear brother of Rose Marie, Eddie and Ken (all deceased), Geraldine Atkin and the late William, Vernan Drouillard and the late Rose, Bonnie Potter and the late Dan. William retired in 1983 from Daimler Chrysler after 43 years.  He was a WWII Veteran as a Royal Canadian Mechanical Electrical Engineer.  William was a member of Legion 594, a past member of Stoney Point and Windsor Sportsman’s Club. Bill was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, golfing and ATV’ing. The family wishes to thank the entire staff at Iler Lodge for their outstanding care and compassion towards their dad. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor and Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. As per Bill’s request, Cremation has taken place and no formal services will be held. 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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GRECO, Maria (nee Lavinio)

Posted by on November 14, 2017

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side in the early morning hours of November 06, 2017 at 83 years of age. Devoted wife of the late Giovanni (2016) of 58 years. Loving mother of Joe (Carmela), Susan (Brian O’Neil) and Gino (Rose Salazar) and nonna of Mateo and Gina O’Neil. She is predeceased by her parents Luigi and Gina Lavinio. Dear sister of Mario (Sandra) and Antonio (the late Jean) Lavinio and Diana (Joe) Vandeput; sister-in-law of Maria (Pietro) Mancina, Antonietta (Pete) Mascaro, Tony (Fil) Greco, Sarah (Tony) Amato, and Anna (Sam) Guarascio as well as many nieces and nephews. She will also be sadly missed by close colleague Cathy Chisesi and god daughters Rachelle Petrusenko and Franca Pignanelli. Known for her high-energy, friendly and selfless nature, she will always be remembered for her devotion to family, friends and business associates.

She was the proud owner of Maria’s Custom Workroom, supplying countless interior designers and residents of Windsor and surrounding areas with quality drapery since 1980. The family would like to thank the wonderful team on the Stroke Unit at WRH – Ouellette Campus.

Donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Visitation Wednesday November 08, 2017 from 2 – 5 pm and 7 – 9 pm, with Parish Prayers at 4:30 pm, at Families First, 3260 Dougall Avenue,  South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Funeral Mass Thursday November 09, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (4401 Mount Royal Drive). Visitation at the church beginning at 12:30 pm prior to the Mass. Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Cocca, Angela

Posted by on November 14, 2017

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on November 7, 2017 at 96 years of age. Reunited with her beloved husband Salvatore (1972). Cherished mother of Frank and wife Franca, and Rosina and the late Saverio Dimaio. Loving Nonna of Sam (Carrie), Angela (Gerry), Joe (Rosamaria), Martha (Mauro) and bis Nene of Frankie, Anthony, Adrianna, Emily, Sophia, Francesco, Lucio, Lorenzo and Anthony. Predeceased by siblings Iolanda, Giovanna, and Domenico. Angela will be sadly missed by her extended family and dear friends from Italy and Canada. If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Special Thank you to Dr. Y. Emara Complex, 2 South for their care and compassion they provided our mother. On Friday, family and friends are invited to meet at Corpus Christi Church (1400 Cabana Rd.) after 10:30am for visitation until time of Funeral Mass at 11:30am. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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AMBROSE, Ken

Posted by on November 14, 2017

Our hearts are truly broken with the sudden passing of Ken “The Arm” Ambrose. Ken was an avid golfer and basketball enthusiast, obsessive shopper, recipe tester, comedian and loyal friend. He was a passionate St Clair Varsity recruiter who bled green and yellow. Ken was a teacher, coach, mentor and a catalyst in the community for sports programs. He will be missed like crazy by his children Alison (Jeff Garrod) Andrew (Maria Montanaro) and grandchildren Spencer, Kierstyn (K.C.), Sebastian and Max. Very dear and loyal friend to many, especially Renee Mailloux for whom he had an immense amount of respect and gratitude. We love you and we will miss your infectious laugh and huge heart. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Webb, Wilfred

Posted by on November 14, 2017

Died peacefully with family by his side at 91 years of age.  Beloved husband of Jacqueline, with whom he celebrated 67 years of marriage.  Loving father of Judi Carter and husband Bob, and Larry Webb and wife Diane.  Caring Papa of Brandon, Lauren and Kathleen.  Survived by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his siblings Norman, Gordon, Donald and Mary Louise.  Wilfred was a proud World War II Veteran.  If you so desire, donations to the Downtown Mission of Windsor or to the Windsor & Essex County Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.  Cremation has taken place and a private memorial service will be held at a later date.  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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DENT, Gordon

Posted by on November 14, 2017

Passed away peacefully on November 09, 2017 at 89 years of age.  Devoted husband of Beulah (nee Elliott) for 67 years.  Cherished father of Mark (Colleen), Lynn Decaire, Larry and Sandy Murray (Ray).  Proud grandfather of Drew, Aubrey, Michelle, Sarah, Dan, Pat and great grandfather of Myranda, Ben, Abel, Eden, Caitlynn, Vanessa, Deana, Ethan, Angela, Gemma, Nolan, Liam and one on the way.  Dear brother of the late George (Winona), the late Louis (the late Gladys), Robert (Sharon) and Ray (Dianne).  Predeceased by his loving mother Anna Louise Dent.

If you desire, donations to a Charity of Choice would be appreciated by the family.

Visitation Saturday November 11, 2017 from 1 pm until time of Funeral Service at 3 pm at Families First, 585 Sandwich St. S., Amherstburg, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

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Gifford, Blake

Posted by on November 14, 2017

It is with great sadness, after a brief illness, the loss of a beloved husband and father Blake Edwin Gifford.  Blake passed away November 9 2017 at the age of 78 years old, peacefully with his wife and family at his side. Survived by his beloved wife Sandi of 54 years, his children Yvonne (Michael), Darren (Diana), Scott (Robin) and his pride and joy his grandchildren Tyler and Adrian.  Also his sisters Barbara (Len), (Frank), Nancy (Richard), Deanna (deceased) and brother David (Miriam). Uncle to many nieces and nephews and well known as “Uncle Blake” to many of his cherished family friends.

Blake was an accomplished architect working for such distinguished firms as Giffels and Albert Kahn. He loved travelling to Florida, playing golf, biking and pickle ball.  The sound of hockey or golf always flowed throughout our home. Above anything Blake was a dedicated husband and father, grandfather, father-in-law, brother, uncle and friend to whom he loved immensely. We were all blessed to be apart of his life.

We would like to thank Mara Jelich of Karmanos Cancer Institute who showed such compassion and kindness guiding us through this difficult journey. Dr. Phillips, his team and the wonderful nurses in the Acute Care at Karmanos were his angels.

Thank you also to the Oncology floor at Metropolitan Hospital of Windsor. Thank you to Dr. Bergeron and Dr. Kellam for your guidance and treating Blake with dignity and respect. A special thank you to Donna, Meghan, Earlene, Kellie, Sara, Sandy, and all of the nurses for the wonderful care you provided Blake and the support you gave the family. To all his extended family and friends who spent time with Dad at the hospital, thank you for the tremendous support you gave to us and the love you shared with Dad. If you so desire, donations to Transition to Betterness and Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Monday 7-9p.m and Tuesday 3-5p.m and 7-9p.m. Funeral Service Wednesday at 11:30a.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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THRASHER, Sharon “Tootsie”

Posted by on November 14, 2017

We lost an original “Remington Park Girl”, but she went down fighting. The Lord said enough suffering. She passed away November 9, 2017 at 72 years of age. Although she may have left this earth, she will be “Together Forever” in the heart of her beloved husband Jack Sr., with whom she celebrated 54 years of marriage. Loving mom of Jack Jr. (Leona). Proud grandma of Quinn, Rhiannon, Sheridan and Sullivan. Caring great-grandma of Valerie. Predeceased by her parents Howard and Norma Shearon. Loving sister of Annette Tibor, the late Vincent Shearon and the late Maureen McRae. She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Mom will be so missed by all of us but never forgotten.

Arrangements entrusted to Families First, 3260 Dougall Avenue, South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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DESLIPPE, Jacqueline Joanne

Posted by on November 14, 2017

Peacefully on November 10, 2017 at 72 years of age. Cherished mother of Tim (Mona), Jim (Annette), Tom (Diane), Andy (Judy) and Ronald Paul (Heather). Dear grandmother of Alyssa, Darryl, Nathan (2016), Jessica, Curtis, Carly, Ron (2000), Holly, Amber, Myles and Kalen. Great-grandmother of Kassie. Predeceased by late husband Ronald Joseph Deslippe (1999), parents William (1970) and Catherine (1985) (nee Delisle). Sister of Leona (1980) (Howard Brush, 2009), William H. Dufour(Helen, 2010), Jeanette (2008) (Robert Bonnette, 2013), Betty Goodchild (2014), Connie (Don Sinasac, 2008), Diane (Jerry Langlois), David Dufour and Nikki Dufour. She will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Special thank you to Saint Elizabeth, VON-PSW-Hospice as well as to the family of Donna Wass. If you so desire, donations to Nathan T. Deslippe Memorial Fund c/o London Community Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation Thursday 9:30am until time of memorial service at 11:00am at Families First, 585 Sandwich St. S. Amherstburg, 519-969-5841. Procession to St. John the Baptist Cemetery to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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FLETCHER, Thomas Charles

Posted by on November 14, 2017

With broken hearts we announce the passing of Tom Fletcher. Cherished son of Ken (deceased) and June (née Church). Beloved husband of Theresa (née Paré) for 34 years. Proud father of Patrick and Cassandra (Aaron Aalbers). Dear brother of Murray (Marg), Brad (Sue), Tammy (Paul Davidson), Jeff (Candace).  Tom was the fun uncle to many nieces and nephews and the spoiler to many great nieces and nephews who he loved like grandchildren. Tom was an avid motorcycle rider for 38 years. He loved deep sea and fresh water fishing, and had a love for animals. Tom was an employee of Ford Motor Company for over 20 years and previously worked at GM for 17 years. If you so desire, donations to Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visiting Monday November 13th from 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Memorial service Tuesday November 14th at 11:30am at Families First 585 Sandwich St. S Amherstburg 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Pope, Dorothy

Posted by on November 14, 2017

Longtime resident of Windsor, Ontario, daughter of Patrick George Pope and Albina Louise Picard, died Friday November 10, 2017 at Brouillette Manor in Tecumseh.  Born January 23, 1922 having lived a long life, Dorothy was preceded in death by many friends and family including brothers Joseph, George, Larry and Cy as well as sisters Beatrice, Roma, and her twin Doreen.  Dorothy, a talented knitter, loved to socialize with her friends.  She could easily be talked into a coffee at Tim’s and was an avid fan of ballroom dancing. Sundays in her youth she could be found at church then reading the funny pages to her loved ones.  Dorothy is survived by her great-niece Sarah and great-nephew Patrick, as well as her great-great niece Erin.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews including Gina (Patrick), Joseph, Jean Hebert, and Anne (Mike) Garvin as well as Dorothy (Jack) Uzun.  A heartfelt thank you to the staff at Brouillette Manor for their compassionate care of Dorothy.  If you so desire, donations to the CNIB would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation Monday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11:30 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Ferguson, Robert Edward “Bob”

Posted by on November 14, 2017

It is with broken hearts that we wish to announce the peaceful passing of Bob on November 10, 2017, at the age of 74, while surrounded by his loving family.  Devoted husband of Carol (nee Barron) for 50 years.  Adored father of Jennifer Minovski and husband George, Rob and wife Katie.  Cherished Papa of Ella, Kora and Finn.  Dear eldest brother of Brian (Janice), Bill (Mary), Danny (Kathy), Patrick (Karen), Tim, Jerry (Nancy) and predeceased by Sharon.  Best friend of Carl and Betty Durham.   Bob will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews, cousins and his three godsons; Keith Mastromatteo, Matthew Ferguson and Owen Wolter.  Bob retired after 30 years of service from Ford Motor Company International Distribution Operations.  He was an avid sailor who was a founding member and past Commodore of LaSalle Mariner’s Yacht Club and was able to sail his beloved boat “Gringo” for over 45 years.  Bob was an aviation buff who enjoyed many rides on vintage aircraft.  Bob helped to establish The Amherstburg Provincial Marine Re-enactment Unit, in which he participated in many community historical events.  His winters were spent in Florida, where he enjoyed sitting on the pier, watching the many boats come in from the ocean.  He had a calm and easygoing demeanor which was admired by everyone he met.  He also possessed a mischievous sense of humour which has been passed on to his grandchildren. Bob had many knowledgeable and compassionate caregivers, special gratitude goes to Dr. Schneider, Dr. Loo, Dr. McNeill and all of the caring staff from the Hospice of Windsor and Amy’s Helping Hands.   If you so desire, donations to The Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation Tuesday 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.  Funeral Service Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Families First, 585 Sandwich St. South, Amherstburg (519-969-5841).  Entombment to follow at St. John the Baptist Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

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KOMSA, Nathan Marc

Posted by on November 14, 2017

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we share the news that Nathan Marc Komsa has passed away, suddenly on November 11, 2017. Cherished son of Martin & Janis Komsa, and Christine & Gerry Adams. Much loved brother of Matthew & Shanna, and Christian & Kathryn. Devoted Uncle of Mason, Meadow, Skye, Chase and Charlie. Dear grandson of Mabel Beard and predeceased by John & Rose Komsa, Charlie & Hetty MacPhee. Loving nephew of Bob & Nancy Kates (Komsa), Paul Wishak & Susan Colwell, Mary Jane Vallee (the late Brian), David MacPhee (the late Linda), Julie & Glenn Dick, Nancy Beard (the late Blake), and the late Keith Beard. Sadly missed by his cousins; Kendra, Katelyn, Tee, Adam, Andrea, Erica, Christopher, Erin, Rylan, Chad, Tyler, Corey, Charlie, Ian, Keri, Adam, Jessica, Andrew, Kellie, Kevin and especially Aaron AKA “the other brother” and his canine companions “Champdog” and “Cypress”. He will be lovingly remembered by many friends. Nathan was an avid baseball player and studied the sport with his favourite team being the Toronto Blue Jays. He was on a golf scholarship for 4 years at Youngstown State in Youngstown, Ohio. A highlight of his college career was winning the Horizon League Conference Championship.  Later, he was a champion amateur golfer recognized throughout Canada after winning the Ontario Mid-Amateur Championship. Within Essex County, Nathan won numerous golf tournaments over the years far too many to mention. His name will always be synonymous with the many charity golf tournaments that he participated in and won with his 3 favourite golfers (Dad, Christian and Christopher Matis). Nathan was a member at Essex Golf & Country Club where he actively participated in club events and was known for his 300 + yard drives. He holds the family title of most Hole in Ones (4). Certainly playing Pebble Beach Golf Course is something that will never be forgotten, a piece of you will always be there. Congratulations Nathan, one last time, on your golfing accomplishments. Not a fall Sunday could go by without Nathan being fixated on watching his favourite Dallas Cowboys attempt to win yet another championship. Much to the chagrin of his brothers, (mostly Matt) on a regular basis, Dallas would beat the Detroit Lions. He was a voracious reader who had a passion for learning and expanding his knowledge. He was not someone you wanted to debate because he knew so much about so many things. Nathan you will be forever missed and we will always have a chair for you at our family gatherings.  We will say your name and smile, hear your songs and laugh, feel your life and love. If you so desire, donations to W.E. Care for Kids would be appreciated by the family. Visiting on Wednesday 2-9 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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DALTON, Jordyn

Posted by on November 14, 2017

It is with profound sadness that we announce Jordyn’s passing. She was the much loved daughter of Marcia “Cia” Dalton (Brian LeClaire) and the late James Dalton. Beloved sister of Kelly Wahl (Tania), Liam Wahl (Brodie) and Brendan Dalton. Cherished aunt of Emersyn and Dalton. Loving niece of Susan Wright (Evan) and Sandra Thiessen. She will also be missed by many cousins, extended family members and friends, especially the love of her life Krishani Nancoo and his parents Wendy and Dennis.  Jordyn will be lovingly remembered for her gentle soul and her love of all animals especially her horses, dogs and cats. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor Essex County Humane Society or Canadian Mental Health Association would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visiting Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. followed by a memorial service 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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TREPANIER, Wilfred D.

Posted by on November 13, 2017

Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on November 12, 2017 at the age of 97.  Cherished husband of over 67 years to Jean (nee Marentette).  Loving father to Gary, Gloria (Kip) Price, Greg (Anne), and Marianne (Perry) McLean.  Beloved Grandpa to Stephen, Tiffany (Mark), Michael, Michelle, Katelyn (Jose), & Kristy (Michael).  Dear Great-grandpa to Melanie, Aubrey, and Lucas.  Wilf was a WWII veteran in the R.C.A.F.  He was a dedicated salesmen with Merchants Paper Company and was held in high regard by his customers.  He was an active member of Associated Canadian Travellers.  Wilf enjoyed vacations in Northern Ontario, bowling, golf, curling, dancing, cards and ketchup.  Donations to the Alzheimer’s Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Visiting Thursday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers Thursday 4:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Further visitation will take place Friday, November 17, 2017 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church 4401 Mount Royal Drive, Windsor from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10:30 a.m.  Procession to 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

Thompkins, Anthony “Tony”

Posted by on November 13, 2017

Peacefully, with his wife by his side on November 12, 2017 at 60 years of age. Beloved husband of Shirlene.  Fondly remembered by his step-sons Dillon, Nicholas and “step-daughter” Sue Fredericks, as well as his extended family in Canada and the United States. Cherished “Papa” to his canine companion the late Lucy Lee. Tony will be sadly missed by his coworkers at Onfreight and his many friends. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 7-9pm 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