FRYER, Carol (nee Pajot)

Posted by on August 26, 2016

web_fryer_carolynSurrounded by her loving family on August 26, 2016 at 67 years of age. Reunited with her husband and best friend Paul Jaber. Loving mother of Tammy and husband Joe Reaume and Tracy Cooper. Treasured Grandma of Jessica (Jeff Austin), Juanelle (Brad Boussey), Jeremy, Shawn, Coral and Corrin. Adored Gigi of Jude, Amelia, Lennon and Audrey. Beloved daughter of Raymond Pajot and the late Yvonne. Dear sister of Greg Pajot (Linda), Sharon Iler, Marilyn (Jack Deslippe), Rebecca Lobzun, Dennis Pajot (Connie). Predeceased by her sisters Renee and Debra. She will be sadly missed by her in-laws, nieces, nephews and her many many friends. Carol was a life-long hair stylist, a proud grandma and Gigi,   member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #157, avid boater and enjoyed spending her time with her many friends at Shooters and the Legion. Special thanks to Lori Nedin for help with her care. In lieu of flowers, donations to Wigs for Kids or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Monday 3-5pm and 7-9pm with Royal Canadian Legion Branch #157 service at 7:00pm. Funeral Tuesday 11:30am at Families First 585 Sandwich St. South, Amherstburg (519-969-5841).  Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.familiesfirst.ca

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WHITE, Borden L. (“Whitey”)

Posted by on August 22, 2016

WEB_Borden_WhiteIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Borden after a long and courageous battle with cancer on August 19, 2016 at the age of 75 years. Beloved husband of Elaine whom they just celebrated their 54th anniversary. Cherished father and best friend of son Robert, and daughter Christina and her husband Derek Carriere. His two grandsons Griffin and Zachery will feel this loss for a long time. Their connection with papa can’t ever be broken, even in death. Borden came from a very large and loving family. His nieces and nephews made special trips to say goodbye. That is something we will always be grateful for. A special thanks to the staff and volunteers at Erie Shores Hospice, Leamington for all of your compassionate care. You made us feel like family. Donations made to the Erie Shores Hospice, Leamington would be appreciated by the family. Whitey will be remembered by his many friends at Chrysler Assembly and was proud member of Unifor 444. 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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GAGNE, Rose

Posted by on August 17, 2016

web_rosemary_gagneSurrounded by her loving family on August 15, 2016 at 77 years of age. Reunited with her beloved husband Marcel (2005). Cherished mother of Mark Gagne and Theresa Quagliotto. Dear grandmother of Krystal (Chris Bagley) and great-grandmother of Sophia and Grayson. She will be deeply missed by many family and friends. If you so desire, memorial donations to the Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated. As per Rose’s request, a private family service was held. Arrangements entrusted to 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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HOOPER, Ruth Mary

Posted by on August 12, 2016

Passed awweb_hooperay peacefully on August 10, 2016 in her 92nd year. Devoted sister of Jim Hooper (the late Irene). Loving aunt of Eddie Hooper, Gary Hooper, Carol Hooper, Sharon Cleminson, Maureen Gaunt, Jamie Hooper, Karen Hooper and Leslie Hooper. Predeceased by siblings Claude Hooper (Irma), Phyllis Lamoureux (Edgar), Carl Hooper (Mary) and Leslie Hooper (Donna).  A special thank you to Linda, Lin and the staff at Seasons Amherstburg for their kindness and care.  A very heartfelt thank you to Dawn for care above and beyond.

If you so desire, donations to the Alzheimer Society Windsor & Essex Co. or Windsor and Essex County Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.

A private family service will take place on Monday August 15, 2016 from 10:30 am until time of memorial service at 11:00 am at Families First, 585 Sandwich Street South, Amherstburg (519-969-5841). Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca 

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Blair, Richard Daniel

Posted by on August 10, 2016

May 21, 1935 – August 8, 2016

It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of our dear Dad and Grandpa on August 8, 2016. Born in River Rouge, Michigan and long-time resident of Windsor, Ontario.  Survived  by his  wife  Nancy   (Gifford).  Loving father to Trish Blondin (Rob), and Dan Blair.  Treasured Grandpa of Chloe, Bobby, and Brett.  Predeceased by his parents Leo Blair and Cordelia and Louis Charbonneau.  Richard is also survived by his brother  Leo Blair  in Michigan   and sister   Donna Goetz of Windsor, brother-in-law  of Barbara  Warner, Blake & Sandi Gifford ,  and  David  &  Miriam  Gifford.  Predeceased by his brother Raymond (Mary), and his sister Rita (Ted) Hasson, and  sister-in-law  Deanna  Gifford    He will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends both here in Canada and the US.  Richard was a retiree of Detroit Edison and a veteran of the US Navy.  Richard was a lifelong volunteer for many clubs and organizations including Scouts Canada, Windsor Light Opera, and Hospice.  Richard will be missed by the wonderful staff and his friends at Huron Lodge.  If you so desire, donations to the Downtown Mission or Life After Fifty Senior Centre  would be greatly appreciated by the family.  A private funeral has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave, South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories or make a charitable donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca.

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PADBURY, MICHAEL DAVID

Posted by on August 5, 2016

WEB_Padbury_MichealIt is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Michael. Loving fiancé of Oanh (Tally) Do, proud father to Benjamin Padbury, cherished son of Karen and David Padbury, and loving brother of Carolyn Padbury. Dear grandson of Helen and the late Werner Beck, Josephine and the late James Padbury and will be greatly missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends. Michael was born and grew up in Windsor and attended the University of Windsor graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Economics with great distinction. He earned the highest GPA, receiving the Board of Governors Medal in Economics. He continued his education at the University of Western Ontario pursuing his Masters and Ph.D. in Economics. Michael received numerous scholarships taking him through his education. He received the Joseph Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship which he declined and pursued a career with the Competition Bureau of Canada. Michael was a wonderful father who was very involved in Benjamin’s life. They loved to read and play together. Michael enjoyed playing video games and was an avid reader, delving enthusiastically into new subjects.  Michael enjoyed all sports, with golf being his passion.  Michael valued spending time with friends and was always upbeat and cheerful. His family and friends meant everything to him.  If you so desire, donations to a trust fund for Benjamin Padbury (cheques payable to Oanh Do) would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation Sunday 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.  Funeral Service Monday at 11:30 a.m. at     Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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LEGAULT, Delores (nee Lapointe)

Posted by on August 4, 2016

Passed away peacefully in the presence of her loving family on August 3, 2016 at Hospice of Windsor, at 74 years of age.  Beloved wife of 55 years to Robert.  Loving and devoted mother to Robert (Danine), Cheryl Pinsonneault (Alec).  Adoring grandmother to Michael (Ashley), Stephanie (Adam) and great-grandmother to Isabelle.  Predeceased by her parents Aurelia and Ernest Lapointe, sisters Mary Ann Lapointe, Theresa Leonard and Janet Lapointe.  Dear sister of George (Patricia), Leona Sobie, Paul, Florence Vanier (Roger), and Eileen Meloche (Frank).  Daughter-in-law of the late Rita and Maurice Legault.  Also survived by many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.  Loving Godmother to Carol Staley and Karen Gayowsky. Second Mom to Judy (Jon) Booth.  Dearest friend of the late Theresa Dolan, Carmel Wilton, Rachelle Dolan, Stacey and Rob Bondy, Denise and Chris Crew, Jan and Jerry Blondin.  Our mother was the glue to our family.  She demanded respect for one another and would never allow anyone to say an unkind word about another person.  She was devoted to Mary the mother of Jesus, and had a very deep faith with God.  She loved long walks along the water, cooking, dancing and family time.  She was the most loyal friend and would never hesitate to go that extra mile for her friends and family.  A special thanks to “Uncle” Pat McKeown and family for all the prayers and for being with us in our time of need. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Windsor. Cremation was held.  Memorial visitation Friday evening from 7-9 p.m., with the Rosary at 8:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Saturday, family and friends are invited to meet at Sacred Heart Church Lasalle after 9 a.m. Words of Remembrance Saturday 9:45 a.m. followed by Memorial Mass at 10 a.m.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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CHARETTE, Evelyn (nee Langlois)

Posted by on August 3, 2016

Novembweb_charette_Evelyner 11, 1924 – August 2, 2016

It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of our adored Mom, and yet we are joyful that she is now with our wonderful dad John (May 12, 2000), whom she has missed very much.  Our mom was beautiful, loving & kind. Mom was our funny lady & Dad was her straight man. She is the “bestest” Mom of Dave & Helen and Deb & Ron (Moisenko). Mom is the much adored “Gram” of John & Tanya (Vancouver, B.C.), Dan & Tom & Charity (Amherstburg, Ont.) and Heidi & Chad & Kurt & Monique (all of Windsor). She is G.G. to Jasmine & David (Vancouver, B.C.). Mom also leaves behind her favourite brother-in-law George (Joe) & Nancy and the late Shirley (March 2000) and her sister-in-law Jean. She is the daughter of Carmon (January 1981) & Lottie Langlois (September 1949). Mom is predeceased by her brother Vince (December 1999) & sister-in-law Rita (March 2009), brother Glen (May 1986) & Shirley. Mom is also survived by her sister-in-law Geraldine Renaud. Mom is predeceased by her sister Ollie (October 1960). She is predeceased by her brothers & sisters-in-law on Dad’s side of the family: Beatrice & Nellie Amlin, Louise (July 1996) & Oscar (November 1986) Amlin, Jim (March 1978), Belle (June 2006) & Ted (June 2015), Sam (January 1992) & Doris (July 1991), Florence & Ray Hice. Mom & Dad have many nieces & nephews, especially Cathie (whom Mom & Dad raised until she was 5) & Deb, Carol Charette & Scott, Judy & Rich Sinasac, Marlene & the late Gord Amlin, Sarah & Kevin Beaudoin & Steve & Nicole. Mom is also now with her sweet little Yorkie Charley (November 2014), one of her grand dogs that she cared for 14 years. She also leaves behind her grand dogs Mickey, Barney, Harley, Molly & Mindy. We were so fortunate to have Mom & Dad for our parents, we feel as though we won the lottery! We wish to thank all the staff at Richmond Terrace Retirement Home, especially Marjie, Michelle K., Michelle R., Michelle W., Melanie & Misty. If you so desire, donations to Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Visiting on Friday August 5, 2016 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.  Prayers Friday evening at 8:00 p.m. Funeral Service on Saturday August 6, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at Families First Funeral Home Amherstburg, 585 Sandwich Street South Amherstburg (519-969-5841). Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.familiesfirst.ca

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Martin, James “Herb” Herbert

Posted by on August 3, 2016

Passed away peacefully on August 2, 2016 at 64 years of age. Cherished spouse of Muriel Walters. Beloved father of Brandy (Mike) Martin, Dan Martin and loving Papa of Travis. Dear son of Eleanor and reunited with his father Gilbert, brother Paul Martin and brother-in-law Dennis Ouellette. Dearest brother of Wayne (Bonnie), Diane Martin, Bob (Debbie), Judy (Pat) Impens and Jerry (Sandy). Herb will be sadly missed by Melody (Mike) Kemp and Shawn (Marta) Galipeau and their families, many nieces, nephews and dear friends. At Herb’s request cremation services were held and entrusted to the Cremation Society of Windsor & Essex County (519-969-5449) 3260 Dougall Ave. Online condolences at www.cremationsociety.ca

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Malpass, Robert “Bob”

Posted by on July 30, 2016

WEB_Malpass_RobertPeacefully, on July 28, 2016 at 84 years of age.  Beloved husband of almost 61 years to Margaret (nee Mowat).  Loving father of Lynn and Edward Whelan of Toronto, Ian and Nan Malpass of Unionville.  Cherished grandfather of Shannon (Shayne), Neil (Ann), Jakob, and Avery.  Treasured great-grandfather of Declan. Son of the late Frank (1989) and Helen (1988) Malpass. Dear brother of Marian and Kaye and brother-in-law of Courtney.

Bob was retired from Transit Windsor, past president of YM-YWCA, founding member of the Mayor’s Committee for the Physically Handicapped, past president Windsor Kiwanis Club, founding president of Handi-Transit, member of Beach Grove Golf and Country Club.  Past chairman board of managers and elder of Paulin Memorial Presbyterian Church and past president of Purchasing Management Association of Canada – Essex – Kent District. Special thanks to Angie for her loving care. If you so desire, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.  Visiting Thursday 3-5pm and 7-9pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Friday, family and friends are invited to meet at Paulin Memorial Church after 10:00 am followed by Funeral Service at 11:00 am.  Interment, Victoria Memorial Gardens.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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STEEL, Elisea Orzame “Ellie”

Posted by on July 29, 2016

WEB_steel_elisea68 years, passed away peacefully on July 26, 2016. Beloved wife of 43 years to Edward. Cherished mother of Edward Jr and Eric & Katy. Dearest Lola of Karlee, Leah and Mya. Dear sister of Cora Medina, Arthur Orzame (Minda), Roger Orzame (Melma), Dolly Tan (Puan), Gabriel Orzame, Harley Orzame (Rosalie), Esther Jarecki (Allan), Levita Kaw (George), Myrna Smith (Dale). She will be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Ellie was a member of Windsor Seventh Day Adventist Church for 38 years and was proud to have been a nurse for over 44 years. If you so desire, donations to the Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Friday 10 am until the time of Funeral Service at 11:30 am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment Windsor Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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McKee, Abraham

Posted by on July 29, 2016

WEB_McKee_Abraham_FINALIt is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Abraham on July 23, 2016 at 12 years of age. Adored son to Kristie (nee McKee) and husband David Hewitt of Hamilton and Brandon and wife Trisha Meanney. Cherished brother of Jacob, Austin, Chante, the late Kayla (2016), Jayden, Isaac, Gavin, Hannah, Antwoine, Mekhi, Liam, Kendall, Kailea, Erin and Tyler. Abraham will be sadly missed by his many loving Grandparents, Great Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Family and Friends. Visiting Friday 7-9pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Saturday family and friends are invited to meet at the City Church (5050 Howard Ave.) for visitation from 1:00pm until time of Memorial Service to celebrate Abraham’s life at 2:00pm. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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HART, Howard

Posted by on July 29, 2016

web_Hart_HowardJuly 12, 1930 – July 27, 2016
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Howard Hart. Surrounded by family, Howard passed away peacefully at the very caring Sunrise Senior Living in Windsor Ontario.
Howard, son of Alice and William Hart of Belleville Ontario, will be deeply missed by his beloved  wife of 61 years Diane and his 4 children Bill and Mirjana Hart (Rome),  Peter and Sylvia Hart (Vancouver) , Suzanne and Greg Salmon (Michigan) and Cary and Patrick Scully (North Carolina). Howard will be greatly missed by his 10 grandchildren, Adam, Charlie and Dominique Hart, Christopher and Simone Hart, Christina, Calloway and Trent Salmon, and Alexis and Ryan Scully, his many old friends in Montreal, around the globe and his new friends at the Amica of Windsor.
Howard traveled the world and cherished all the incredible people he made lifelong friendships with.  Howard graduated from Queen’s University then moved to Montreal, later becoming the President of the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association. Howard was awarded many awards during his career, including the “Order of the Lion” from Finland and the “Royal Order of the Polar Star” from Sweden for his dedication and strong personal contributions to the forest industry.  He donated his time and expertise to the Montreal General Hospital where he was a board member for many years.
Howard was an avid outdoorsman who captained Jolly Boat Races on the St. Lawrence River. Howard was courageous enough to venture to Switzerland with Diane and their four young children to ski the Swiss Alps. He played tennis well into his 70’s and organized many rugged canoe trips through Quebec and down the Nahanni River with his sons and special friends.
In his later years, Howard’s greatest passion was to witness all of his grandchildren work hard and receive an excellent education. Howard could often be heard asking them about their current education and what they were planning to do next. The family will hold a private memorial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please pass on an act of kindness in his memory. Arrangements entrusted to FAMILIES FIRST 1065 LAUZON RD. East Windsor, 519-969-5841.
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HERTEL, Mark

Posted by on July 26, 2016

2_hertel_markMarch 14, 1956-July 24, 2016

On Friday, July 15, Mark packed up the truck and trailer and left for Missinaibi Provincial Park, Ontario, to set-up camp and join friends for three weeks of glorious fishing.  His wife of 30 years, Lorraine Bortolin, was flying into Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan on Sunday July 24, where he would pick her up at the airport and make the seven hour trip back to northern Ontario to spend two more weeks vacationing.  It was in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, that Mark became ill and passed away.  He was, however, able to spend one week enjoying what he loved second best and that was spending time in Missinaibi with great friends, great fishing and delicious fish fries.  Mark and Lorraine have two children, Jaclyn and Zachary, who will dearly miss their father.  Mark was also nonno to his grand puppy, Ruby.  Lovingly remembered by sisters, Carol Ann and husband Jorge Geaga (Los Angeles), Mary (Mississauga), sisters-in-law Elaine (Doug) and Jean (Joe), in-laws Louise and Gus Brun and Angelina Bortolin, as well as his nieces and nephews and their families.   He is predeceased by his parents Melville (1992) and Frances (1994), and brothers Doug (2002) and Joe (2005).  Mark’s first love was his motorcycle and riding in the open air, free as a bird.  It had always been a joke that if he had to choose between the bike and his wife Lorraine, she could come along for the ride.  His life was a great bike ride, which was at times, filled with bumps in the road which were overcome only to make the ride more adventurous and enjoyable.  Over the years, Mark raised thousands of dollars in the Ride for Sight.  His dream was to ride to Alaska; a dream that unfortunately will not come true.  If you so desire, donations to Community Living Essex County or The Foundation Fighting Blindness- Canada (Ride for Sight) would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation Thursday 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Families First, 585 Sandwich Street South, Amherstburg (519-969-5841).  Cremation to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

P.S. I’m doing dishes tonight Marconi.

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BEZAIRE, Sylvio

Posted by on July 25, 2016

Passed awaweb_Bezaire_Josephy peacefully on July 25, 2016 at his home at 87 years of age.  Beloved husband of Lucille with whom he shared 63 years of marriage with.  Loving father of Roger & Rosanne (nee Allen), Norman & the late Laurie (nee Seguin), Gregory & Lori (nee Russell), Suzette & Ernest Gerard, Maurice & Anne-Marie (nee Beneteau), Marcel & Kelly (nee Brown).  Precious grandfather of 19 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Elie & Della Bezaire.  Brother of Rachel & the late Louis Rocheleau. Predeceased by Noella & Paul Gauthier, Valentine & Willis Steffy, Estelle & Paul Tremblay, Armand & Helen Bezaire, Isabelle & Felix Renaud, Rosario Bezaire, Norman Bezaire, Euclide Bezaire, Yvonne Bezaire.  Dear brother-in-law of Marie Bezaire. Memorial donations to the Windsor Regional Cancer Center would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation will be held on Thursday July 28, 2016 from 3-5 and 7-9 at Families First Amherstburg, 585 Sandwich St. South, Amherstburg (519-969-5841).  Parish prayers Thursday evening at 8:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue on Friday July 29, 2016 at St. Joseph Church, River Canard from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m.  Interment to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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FRYER, Daniel Wayne

Posted by on July 20, 2016

Passed aweb_fryer_danielway peacefully on July 19, 2016 at 67 years of age surrounded by his family.  Loving father of Dan (Andrea), Joe (Amanda), Shawn (Julie).  Precious grandfather of Sidney, Marie, Macaulay, Teddy, Jack, Ben, Aida, Kate, Eli, Titus, the late Malik and Odelia.  Son of the late Wilfred and Marjorie.  Brother of Bill (Christine), the late Don, the late Jerry, Marjie (Ron), Mark (Michelle), Mary Lou, (Dan).  Dan was a volunteer fire fighter with the Amherstburg Department for 18 years and A.A.M. ambulance service for 6 years. He was retired from General Chemical after many years of service. At Dan’s request a private family service was held with cremation to follow.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to Families First Amherstburg, 585 Sandwich Street South Amherstburg 519-969-5841.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.familiesfirst.ca

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HRYCAY, Max

Posted by on July 18, 2016

PassedWEB_Hrycay_Maxim away peacefully in his 92nd  year on July 17, 2016, with his family by his side.  Survived by his loving wife Carol (nee Dunn) of 61 years and children; Bill (Gabrielle), Jim (Madonna Beale), Susan Novosad (John) and Mary.  Beloved Dido to Jason (Shannon), Justine Arbour (Matt), Kevin Wiles, Sean Wiles (Kerri Jenkins) and 5 great grandchildren; Declan and Liam Hrycay, and Ethan, Carleigh and Owen Wiles.  Brother of Olga Mazuren (Winnipeg), Morris (Vancouver), Helen Reed (predeceased), Martha Farnell (Calgary), Bill (Toronto) and Andrew (Melville, Sask.).  Brother-in-law of Vic Dunn (predeceased), Leon Dunn (predeceased), Bill Dunn (predeceased), Ella Chauvin (predeceased), Ron Dunn (predeceased) and Linda Marentette.  Max was born in the Ukraine, came to Canada in 1926 where the family homesteaded in Saskatchewan.  Max eventually came to Windsor in 1950.  Max was a very generous and caring father, godfather, cousin and a wonderful uncle to many nieces and nephews. His love of wood working will provide many treasured memories for all members of the family.   Private family time was held followed by cremation and a celebration of Max’s life will be held at a later date.  The family wishes to thank all of the wonderful and caring staff and volunteers at the Erie Shores Campus (Leamington) of The Hospice of Windsor & Essex County.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospice would be appreciated.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to Families First 585 Sandwich St. South Amherstburg (519-969-5841).  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Marentette, Sophie (nee Blain)

Posted by on July 16, 2016

WEB_Marentette_Sophie1920-2016 Sophie slipped away peacefully to join her beloved husband Raymond (1995) on July 15, 2016. She was devoted and caring mom to Rena Gilbert (Paul), Bernice Siergjuk (2004), Doris Bellemore (Roland 2006) and David Marentette (Kim). She will also be missed by her grandchildren Lisa Chauvin (Mike), Shelley Bobbie (Brian), Karen Pontini (Rick), Kerry Wall, Melissa Peters, Sherry Rudling (Wally), Steven Siergjuk, Jackie Rivest (Tyler), Justin and Chris Marentette and Alison and Sean (2005) Bellemore. She also has 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She is survived by her brother Alphonse and sister Lorraine Bulley (Don) and by numerous nieces and nephews. Sophie was a long-time parishioner of St. Simon & St. Jude Parish where she was a member of the C.W.L. Sophie was an avid quilter and loved to share her talents with others. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Monday 3-5pm and 7-9pm with parish prayers at 4:30pm at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Tuesday, family and friends are invited to meet after 9:30 am at St. Simon & St. Jude Parish (488 St. Charles St.) for Mass at 10:30am. Interment to follow at St. William’s cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Dennison, Donald Roy

Posted by on July 16, 2016

WEB_Dennison_DonaldPeacefully on July 16, 2016, at the age of 86.  Predeceased by his wife Marion and his dear friend Mary.  Dear “Pops” of Linda Bridge and husband Robert, Duane and wife Pat, Bob and wife Sue, and predeceased by his daughter Debra.  Cherished “Poppy” of Holly (Donny), Nicole, Trevor (Rachel), Michael (Eva), Justin, James, Joel and Jessica.  Great “Poppy” of Gabrielle, Zac, Zoe, Kenzie and Dylan.  Survived by his siblings Dot Muzzatti (the late Bill) and Butch (Carol) and predeceased by Skip and Betty.  Don was retired from the University of Windsor.  He enjoyed life and will be missed by many friends.  If you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation Monday 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Funeral Service Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. 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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Côté, Paul

Posted by on July 16, 2016

WEB_Cote_PaulNEWIt is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Paul, following a brief illness, on July 13, 2016, with his loving family by his side at 65 years of age.  Cherished spouse of Kim Maxim.  Loving father of Tracey & Kevin Horne, and James & Alice Côté.  Loving step-father of Ryan Brazeau and Christopher Maxim.  Adored grandfather of Samantha, Evan, Lyric, Naomi, Avril, Fiona and James.  Predeceased by his parents Louis & Clara Côté.  Dear brother of Carol & Eugene Brosseau, Ronald & Suzanne Côté, Janette & Wayne Bertrand, Annette & Peter Wright and Gary & Rita Côté.  He will be sadly missed by Lee Brazeau and by many nieces and nephews. Paul was a well-respected and talented carpenter and was truly a master of his trade.  He will be remembered for his sense of humour and his deep love of family.  Cremation has taken place and a private family service was held at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841  Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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Smith, Nolan Ryan (Frank)

Posted by on July 14, 2016

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It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Nolan on July 12, 2016 at 19 years of age.  Nolan was tragically taken from us while swimming on vacation with family.  Beloved son of Renata Frank, Darren Smith and Kristi Smith (Dwayne MacDonald).  Beyond adored and devoted big brother and “Nanni” of Kamryn.  Dear stepson of Travis Orloski.  Proud and loving grandson of Rob & Connie, Susan Frank (Garnet Drummond), Stephen Frank, Joni Baltzer (Brad Colman) and Gary & Rose Baltzer.  Best nephew of “Auntie Jenny” Jennifer Jovanovski and Uncle Deni Jovanovski, Christine & Tomek Szareki, Jacqui LaMarre, Terri & Chad Vander Muren, Angie & Brian Clement, and Adam Baltzer & Riki Paraskevin.  Loving cousin of Lauren and Ally, Matthew, Caitlin and Brian, Meghan and Michael, and Evan and Tyler.  Dear great-grandson of Vera Burt (the late Bill), the late Henry & Hazel “Bugga” Smith, the late Cameron & Ethel Knowler, and James “Nono” and the late Evelyn Benedet.  He will be sadly missed by many family members and friends.  Nolan was a vibrant, funny and outgoing young man who loved his family and friends deeply.  He touched the lives of many and his positive spirit will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.  He was so proud of his new job at Festival Tent and Party Rentals and was excited about the opportunities ahead.  If you so desire, donations to the Brentwood Program for the Youth would be appreciated by the family.  Visiting Saturday and Sunday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841  Interment at Country Meadows Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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MacIsaac, Catherine Anne

Posted by on July 13, 2016

web_macisaac cathleenWith deep sorrow we announce the passing of Anne MacIsaac on July 12, 2016.  Anne passed away peacefully with her family at her side.  She was born on May 21, 1922 to Mary and Hugh R. Gillis in Mabou Harbour, Nova Scotia.  Wife of the late Frederick Alexander MacIsaac, (1998) and loving mother of Ann Marie (Dr. Michael) Slipchuk, Ron (Cindy), Dr. Hugh (Dr. Jaimie) MacIsaac, Maureen (Ron) Timothy, Judy (George) Breshamer, and Michael.  Sister of the late Angus, Neil, Alex, Kay, Mabel, Hughie Dan, John Bernie, Mary Florence, Frank and infant sister Mary Laurie Gillis.  Doting grandmother to Michael, Matthew, Daniel and Marcus Slipchuk, Brandon and Ian MacIsaac, Alexander and Kelly MacIsaac, Michael, Jennifer (and husband Zee Fatallah), Catherine and Colleen O’Phee, and Jaclyn and Andrew Breshamer.  Great grandmother of Jude Mulder and Emmary O’Phee, and Vienna and Brianna O’Phee. Anne is also survived by many nieces and nephews across Canada and the USA.  Anne was a wonderful and kind person to all, and will be deeply missed.  Her love of family, Cape Breton, fiddle music, her Scottish roots, and a good cup of tea are legendary.  She will be remembered for her generosity and hospitality. Her most precious times were spent preparing for big family dinners. Anne was a devout Roman Catholic and a true believer in prayer. The family is grateful for the outstanding care and compassion provided by staff on the Harrow Unit at Schlegel Villages, and to Dr. Kupeyan and RaeAnne Ingratta. Visitation Thursday, July 14th at 3-5 and 7-9pm, parish prayers Thursday 7:00 p.m. at Families First, 3260 Dougall Ave, South Windsor 519-969-5841.  Funeral mass Friday, July 15th at 10:00a.m. at St. Alphonsus Church, 85 Park St E, Windsor. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Bevan, Irene Valera

Posted by on July 11, 2016

web_Bevan_IreneApril 6, 1920-July 10, 2016. After a short illness surrounded by her loving family, Irene Bevan passed away after 96 adventure-filled years on earth. Born in rural Saskatchewan, Irene was the youngest daughter of Gertrude and Chauncey Close. Her parents believed in a good education so their daughter became a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse when she was only 19 years old. Irene married Jack M. Bevan in August, 1941 and dutifully followed him on troop trains during his many placements in the Second World War. After the War, settling in Saskatchewan and farming in the Druid/Dodsland area, Irene and Jack started their family. Dennis (Nancy), Donald (Nancy), Allan (Ilona), William (Mary Ellen) came along. The family moved to Saskatoon then Toronto as Jack pursued further education and work as a social work administrator. The family finally moved to Windsor in 1959 when Jack became the Executive Director of the Children’s Aid Society—a position now held by his youngest son, Bill. In the early 1960s Irene returned to her work as a teacher, becoming an oft-called upon and highly effective substitute instructor for the Windsor Board of Education. Irene had a quietly confident demeanor; could play the piano and lead a song while having a wonderful calming influence on her classes. This note was reported by her two youngest sons who were in her classes in grades four and five. Eventually Irene worked as a family assessment worker recommending child custody arrangements for the Official Guardian’s Office contracted through the Essex County Children’s Aid Society. Irene was commended by Family Court Judges for her insightful and sensitive casework. Irene and Jack were long time members of Paulin Memorial Presbyterian Church in Windsor and enjoyed the fellowship they found there. After Jack died in 1983, Irene had the good fortune to meet Reginald Pritchard. They married in 1988 and lived happily together in Windsor until his passing in 1994. Irene later returned to Saskatchewan and married her childhood friend, Bill Beaman. She was walked down the aisle by her 2 eldest sons, Dennis and Don, 2 weeks after 9/11. Irene was 81 years old at the time. She and Bill enjoyed each other’s company until his passing in 2010. Upon Bill’s death, Irene once again returned to the city she loved and lived at Oak Park Terrace in Windsor. Special thanks to the staff of Oak Park for their care and support. Also thanks to Dr. Greenaway, St. Elizabeth Health Services and Diane Smith at Community Care Access Centre for their compassionate assistance. Irene is survived by her sons, daughters in law, and the Bevan grandchildren—Maya, Gwen, Brendan, Kieran, Rhys and Mikaela. Irene also loved the attention she lavished on her great grandchildren—Aeryn, Jack and Merryweather. Irene loved her life; she loved her family, and was generous to all with her time. In lieu of flowers please consider donations in Irene’s name to Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society. A private family memorial service will be held at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Crosswell UE, Frank Victor Edward

Posted by on July 11, 2016

web_crosswell_FrankSurrounded by his immediate family, Frank passed away peacefully on 10 July 2016. Born on 24 November 1937 in Niagara Falls, a proud descendant of loyalist stock, Frank moved to Windsor in 1957. A dedicated union leader and member of Local 200 UAW/CAW, Frank, among other elected posts, served as skilled trade chairperson and as an executive board member. Like the other Frankie sang, Crosswell always did it his way—and always full bore—be it racing stock cars, hunting and fishing, boating, camping, or on the computer. Blissfully married to his bride of 58 years, Marilyn (Pond), they are the proud parents of David Ross (Sue) and James Frank (Sheryl) and grandparents of Jenn and Jason. Frank was preceded in death by his parents—“Flip” and Kathleen—and siblings David (1951) and Suzanne (2012). He is survived by siblings Dan (Karen), Barry, and Anna Marie. Visitation: Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. THURS 14 July, 3-5, 7-9. Memorial: same venue, FRI 15 July, 11 am. Interment: Lundy’s Lane Cemetery, Niagara Falls, at a later date. In lieu of memorials, if so disposed, please direct donations to Hospice of Windsor and Essex County. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Lesperance, Ronald

Posted by on July 4, 2016

WEB_Lesperance_RonaldIt is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ronald Lesperance on July 3, 2016 at 88 years of age. Beloved husband of Cora (nee Atherton) for 65 years. Loving father of Linda (Shawn) Glover and Mary (David) Gilbert. Cherished Grandpa of Isaac, Laura, Courtney, Mitchell and Brandon. Dear brother of Mary Lesperance, George Lesperance and reunited with his siblings Richard, Bernard and Gayner. Ron worked for Motor Products and Welles Bus Manufacturing for many years. Special thank you to nurse Samantha from St. Elizabeth and HDGH- Hospice Palliative Care Unit Nurses for their care and compassion. If you so desire, donations to The Transition to Betterness would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Wednesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Thursday at 10:00am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Procession to Victoria Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor