Mary Jane Wickham (nee McKee)

Posted by on January 18, 2018

Mary Jane Wickham (nee McKee) of Tecumseh, passed away on January 15, 2018, at Met Hospital with her loving family by her side.  Born August 17, 1930 in Lucknow, Ontario and raised in Toronto, mom was a graduate Registered Nurse from St. Michael’s Hospital (1953).  She was a lifelong care giver in many milieus including: Met Hospital, Central Park Lodge, Riverview Hospital and as a plant nurse at Ford Motor Company. She was a lover of animals and had many dogs and cats throughout her lifetime.  Mary Jane was an avid historian and a keen follower of anything to do with the Royal Family.  A patriotic Canadian, she had a remarkable memory and altruistic attitude her entire life.  Mom lived an active, full life, driving her car and living independently on her own right up until the end.  She will be sadly missed by her son Hugh Wickham, wife Sandra, grandchildren Hugh David and Kate; daughter Christine Small, husband Bob, grandchildren Vanessa, Jenna, B.J., Shanna, and Christopher; son Kevin Wickham, wife Theresa, grandchildren Meagan and Sidney. Mom will also be missed by her countless friends, relatives, and her Golden Retriever Spitfire.  She left a lasting impression on all those that had the opportunity to meet her. Mom, you made us all so proud that you were ours.  The Wickham family would like to thank the staff in I.C.U. at Met Hospital, as well as Chaplain Rosemary Hogan-Kobrynovich, for their empathy and guidance during this past week.  If you so desire, donations may be made to the Windsor Essex County Humane Society or Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation.  Cremation has taken place.  Visitation will be held Sunday Jan. 21, 2018 at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 LAUZON RD. East Windsor, 519-969-5841 from 1 p.m. until time of Memorial Service at 4 p.m.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at FamiliesFirst.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

MacDonald, Mason Hugh

Posted by on January 18, 2018

Aug. 19 1928 – Jan. 14 2018
Survived by his loving wife of over 60 yrs. Dorothy, sons Mason (Tina) and Dalton. Loving
grandfather of Cecilia Van Horne (Matt) and Kathleen MacDonald (Rebecca).  Dear son of the late W.A. and Millie MacDonald, and predeceased by brother Ross and sisters Eleanor and Alma. Mason was a graduate of Dalhousie University, Springfield College (Mass.) and the University of Florida Born in Sydney N.S., he came to Windsor in 1958 to be a founder of the Western Ontario Institute of Technology, which grew into St. Clair College, where he served as a professor and it’s first Dean of Applied Arts. He put together a dedicated group of outstanding people, inventing programmes which were put into operation, and which were copied in all Canadian colleges and other countries. He coached basketball and hockey and his legacy will also include the Mason H. MacDonald trophy for academic and athletic excellence. He was an Alderman for the Village of Riverside where he spearheaded the Centennial Pool and Save Peche Island and the annexation with Windsor. An avid Spitfire fan, he was a member of the Riverside Sportsmen where he enjoyed Wednesday burgers and a game of pool with Gary and Tom and the Solidarity Boat Club. Always the educator he donates his remains to science, no services will be held and a memorial tree will be planted. Special thanks to the nursing staff of the 6th floor at the Met campus of WRH. Arrangements entrusted to 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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ALTMAYER, Henry

Posted by on January 16, 2018

Passed away peacefully on January 10, 2018 at the age of 91. Reunited with his beloved late wife Betty (2008). Predeceased by his parents Peter & Susanna, his brother Peter and sister Mari. Father of Helen Dietrich (Dan, 2007) and Susan Fritz (Roy). Dearest Opa of Laura, Erika, Deanna, Karl and Elaina. At Henry’s request, cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to FAMILIES FIRST 1065 LAUZON RD. East Windsor, 519-969-5841. In lieu of flowers, make a donation or share memories online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca.

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Maguire, Christopher William “Joe”

Posted by on January 16, 2018

Peacefully in his sleep on January 11, 2018 at the age of 48. Beloved son of Marlene and the late William “Bill” (2014). Loving father of Zoe Maguire and Luke Maguire. Best brother to Christine Maguire and husband Dennis Cloutier. Chris was a Stationary Engineer by trade, who loved to tinker with any type of electronics or computer. Collecting records and playing his Telecaster were his passions. He will be missed by many, especially his pet bird Mr. Nibbles. 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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STOLLAR, June (nee McKee)

Posted by on January 16, 2018

Peacefully on January 12, 2018 at 86 years of age. Reunited with her beloved husband Duke (1988). Loving mother of Doug and wife Sandy, Dave and wife Donna, John and wife Brenda, Trish and husband Ken Garlick, Chris and wife Michele and Bill and wife Connie. Former mother-in-law of Debbie Stollar (nee Oleksiuk). Treasured grandmother of 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Viola, Russell, Robert, and Arlene Presello and husband Ken. Loved sister-in-law of Irene and Bill Konrad, Mary Brockbank, Evelyn and Lynn Ryan, and Eddie and LeeAnn Stollar. She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. She will also be sadly missed by her dog Murphy. June was well known in the bowling community and was a past champion of the Molson Masters Tournament. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Autism Society would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Monday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Tuesday 11:30am 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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MacIntosh, Robert “Bob”

Posted by on January 16, 2018

Peacefully with family by his side on January 12, 2018, at the age of 71.  Loving husband of Laura (nee Fox) for sixteen and a half years.  Devoted father of Padruig and wife Lynn.  Dear brother of Joyce Wilson (the late David), the late Betty Fentum (Cyril), Carol Hanlon (the late Joe), Barbara Tintinalli (the late Vic), Diane Rabideau “Chickie” (David), Pauline Lockman (Robert) and Andrea Stafford (the late Terry).  Bob will be missed by his sisters-in-law Margaret Fox and Kathy Fulmer (Gary), as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.   Bob retired from Ford Canada after 36 years of service.  He loved his son dearly, spending many years travelling with him for hockey.  He was extremely proud of his son’s time flying with Canada’s Snowbirds.  He enjoyed spending time with his best friend, the late Richard Marchand, and was an avid fisherman. Bob will be sadly missed by Shaun Howick and Justin Marchand, whom he mentored throughout the years.  If you so desire, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.  Cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Visitation to celebrate Bob’s life will take place Friday January 19, 2018 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Families First South Windsor, 3260 Dougall Avenue, (519-969-5841).  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.familiesfirst.ca

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Urbano, Nick

Posted by on January 16, 2018

Passed away peacefully at home on January 12, 2018 at 85 years of age surrounded by his loving family.  Beloved husband and soul mate of Sofia for 43 years.  Beloved son of the late Agostino and Anna.  Loving brother of Frank (late Santina), predeceased by Rosina Koborakis (Spiridon), Maria Lapucci (Gino), Kalliopi Mouskis (John) and Nikola.  Beloved uncle of Marina Skaris (late Emmanuel), Soula Efthymiou (Nick), Mario Mouskis and his son Jon, Anna and Michelina Urbano, the late Augostino and late Samuel Urbano.  Deeply missed by beloved nephews and nieces John & Helen Skaris, Peter & Jackie Efthymiou, Gina & Tige Melton, Maria & John Grigorakis and family. Brother in-law of Aleko and Maki Georgiadou & families (Greece), Eleni and George Doumtsios and their son John (Greece).  Nick’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Kosta Stamatakis and family for all of the years of support and love.  Nick was born in Heraklion, Crete, Greece and lived his life to the fullest.  He will always be remembered for his zest for life, his great sense of humour and his love of music. He was extremely proud of his Greek and Italian heritage.  He was deeply loved and cherished by all his family and friends.  Nick was a retiree of Wells Corporation.  Visiting on Tuesday from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm.  Thrice Holy Hymn service Tuesday evening at 8:00 pm. Funeral service on Wednesday January 17, 2018 at 11:30 am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 proceeding to Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church for mass at 12:00 noon. Interment to follow at Windsor Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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McCollom, Carl Richard (Rick)

Posted by on January 16, 2018

Passed away peacefully on December 20, 2017 at 64 years of age.  Cherished father of Kim Zimmerman and Carl McCollom.  Dear grandfather of Sadie & Hayden Zimmerman and Ashlee & Amber McCollom.  Loving brother of Crystal (Don), Cindy (Rick),Ron (Laurie), Sheila (Dennis), David (Jan) and Larry (Debbie).  He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Memorial tributes to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.  Visiting on Sunday January 14, 2018 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 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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Foote, Melina (nee Pollard)

Posted by on January 16, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Melina on January 14, 2018 at 65 years of age.  Beloved wife of 38 years to Gerard.  Cherished mother of Andre, and Natasha Davis (Mike).  Survived by her siblings Prudence  “Prudy”, Clarence (Sadie), Garfield (Alice), Eugene (Sherry), and Ruben (Linda) and predeceased by Harold, Mildred and Winnie.  Loving sister-in-law to Eva (George), Mary (Gerard), Ann (Danny), Stan (Meline), Curtis, Bruce (the late Bev) and Charlie (the late Glenda).  She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.  Melina will be remembered for being kind, caring and generous, always thinking about others before herself.  Visitation Thursday from 2 until 3 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Cremation to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at FamiliesFirst.ca

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FORTIN, Michael James “Mike”

Posted by on January 16, 2018

Passed away peacefully on January 14, 2018 with his loving family by his side at the age of 53.  Cherished husband of over 32 years to Denise “Cupcake”.  Most loving father to Melissa & James Guthrie, Danny & Felisha.  Devoted Gramp & Papa to Jarod, Abby, Austin, Alyssa, Dayvian, Nevaeh, and Kip.  Dear son to Jim & Carol Fortin.  Beloved brother to Kim & Stu Burns, Lorne Terry.  Dearest nephew/brother Rob (Amale) Marcinko and Sue (Hugh) O’Brien.  Beloved brother in law of Don & Debbie Heath, and Lynne Lawtn. Mike is survived by many nieces, nephews, family and friends who will miss him dearly.  He was a dedicated employee at Centreline and loved his job.  Mike’s family would like to extend a special Thank you to London Health Science Centre (Dr. Welch & Dr. Lock), as well as nurses Sarka and Shawna of Paramed, Hospice of Windsor, CCAC for the care and compassion shown to Mike and his family during this difficult time.  Donations to Hospice of Windsor would be greatly appreciated. Visiting Wednesday 3-5 & 7-9.  Funeral Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 LAUZON RD. East Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Cremation to follow. Share memories or make a charitable donation online at FamiliesFirst.ca

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Piazza, John Joseph

Posted by on January 16, 2018

John Joseph Piazza was born on December 8, 1948 in Motallegro Sicily, and passed away while surrounded by family on January 14, 2018 at Windsor Regional Hospital-Ouellette Campus.  He is the beloved best friend and husband of Mary (nee Torti) for 44 years.  Loving father of Deanna Chittaro (John), Janice Pacheco, and Anthony Piazza (Elisa).  Proud doting nonno to his 4 “awesome, incredible and stupendous” grandsons Gianni and Matteo Chittaro and Cristiano and Tiago Pacheco.  Predeceassed by his parents Antonino (1975), and Anna (2012).  Dear brother of Gerlando (1952) and Gerry (1955).  Predeceased by caring in-laws Luigi and Fiorinda Torti.  John taught for over 30 years at the elementary and secondary levels of education (Brennan, Assumption and Holy Names).  He was a founding member of the co-op program at WECDSB in the 1980’s, and initiated the co-op bursary at the Board.  He continued mentoring at the Faculty of Education as a Teacher Advisor during his retirement.  He had a passion for teaching, but most of all he loved his family with all his heart.  We sincerely thank all the gifted and special Doctors, Nurses and health-care professionals that cared for John over the last 15 years.  The outstanding work of these angels will never be forgotten!  Especially, we thank the medical staff including former students in ICU that helped him in his final journey.  If you so desire, donations to Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or Downtown Mission would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation Wednesday 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.  Parish prayers at 4:30 p.m.  at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Thursday, family and friends will gather at Families First after 8:00 a.m. until procession at 8:45 a.m. to St. Angela Merici Church, 980 Louis, for Mass at 9:30 a.m.  Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Laramie, Doug

Posted by on January 16, 2018

Surrounded by his loving family, on January 14, 2018 at 64 years of age. Cherished husband for 39 years of Kathy (nee Maloney). Amazing dad of Denise and husband Joel Schwab, and Brian Laramie and wife Jenna. Treasured Grampy of Lila Laramie and Callie Schwab. Dear brother of Jim and wife Jill, Dan and his late wife Jill and Patty and husband Brian Masson. Loved brother-in-law of Susan Maloney and partner Karen, Patti and husband Tom Paisley, Dan Maloney and wife Mary and Ted Maloney and wife Trudy. Special friend of Ron and NeeNee Duby. He will be sadly missed by many cousins, nieces, nephews, numerous friends and by his best friend Terra-Dog. Doug worked at General Chemical for 31 years and had a life-long passion for farming which he did for more than 40 years. Doug had a great sense of humour and was known for his witty one-liners. He will be remembered as a thinker and a problem solver, and loved fixing things and working in the shop. If you so desire, donations to Pancreatic Cancer Canada, the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visiting Thursday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Memorial service Friday 11:30am at Families First, 585 Sandwich St. S. Amherstburg, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

May he rest pain free. “Bye for now”

 

 

 

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Regier, Lorne Dominic (Buster)

Posted by on January 16, 2018

Peacefully on January 14, 2018 at 86 years of age. Beloved husband of Bernadine (nee Bedard) for 66 years. Loving father of Richard Regier and wife Karen, Charlene and husband Ray Drouillard and Randy Regier and wife Shelley. Treasured Grandpa of Jacqueline (Dane), Francine (David), Jillian (Sean), Chris, Justin, Karlie (Brian), Emily (Corey) and Alicia (Dean). Adored Great Grandpa of Macie, Cameron, Eloise and one on the way. Predeceased by his parents Fred and Adella Regier. Dear brother of the late Gerald (Ursula), late Alvin (late Doris), late Marcella (late Mic Overholt), late Bob (Pat), Blanche (late Milford Overholt), late Vivian (late Ferdie Potier), Rosalie (late Len Jennings), Winnifred (late Wayne Quinn) and Warren (Helen). He will be sadly missed by many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Lorne retired from General Motors in 1991 after 41 years. He was a proud member of Unifor Local 1973. He was an active 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus counsel #4924. The family wishes to thank Dr. Pearce, Dr. Ghafoor and Dr. Loebach, along with the nursing staff on the 6th floor of WRH Ouellette Campus for their excellent care.  If you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation or to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Tuesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm with parish prayers at 4:00pm and K of C prayers at 7:30pm at Families First, 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Wednesday, family and friends are invited to meet after 10:30am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (834 Raymo Rd.) followed by Mass at 11:30am. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

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Williams, Robert Dale ‘Bob’

Posted by on January 12, 2018

On January 10, 2018 following a lengthy struggle with cancer Bob passed away. His was a creative life well lived.  Bob was a life-time commercial photographer and Studio owner in the US and specialized in the Automotive field. Life partner of Pat Morris Williams. Best friend of son Jeffrey.  Big Brother of Richard Wade Williams, Sally Morris Campbell (Steve) and Beauveau Borie (Beth) Williams.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Bob Williams Scholarship Fund to be awarded to an exceptional individual in the business of Commercial Photography would be appreciated by the family. Cremation was held.  Please join us for a celebration of Bob’s life on Saturday January 20, 2018 after 3pm followed by a sharing of memories at 5pm 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

KELLY, John J. “Jack”

Posted by on January 12, 2018

Passed away on January 10th, 2018 after an unexpected event, with family by his side. Beloved husband of the late Florence (2009). Dear father of John (Maureen) of Georgetown, Michael (Jacqueline) of Grimsby, Christopher (Mary) of Windsor. Proud grandfather of Sean, Kate, Rachelle, Colin, John, Ryan and great-grandfather of Lachlan & Annabelle. Survived by sister-in-law Agnes Gauthier and will be missed by several nieces and nephews. Pre-deceased by his parents Cornelius & Nellie, and his sister Marion. Jack was born in St. Mary’s Ontario, and was a proud Pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal Air Force serving in Canada and Overseas from 1942-1945. He was president of the Air Force Club of Windsor (RCL Branch#364). He was the first Chartered Member of the Royal Canadian Air Force Association in Windsor. Jack was an insurance salesman for Sun Life of Canada for 25 years. He then worked for the City of Windsor initially in the Social Services Department and then as the Head Property Negotiator until his retirement in 1990. He enjoyed his retirement and doting on his grandchildren.  The family wishes to express their thanks to the staff at W.R.H., Ouellette Campus, especially the Emergency Department and the nurses and physicians on the 6th floor.  We also wish to thank the staff at Amy’s Helping Hands, especially Lynn, Marjaneh and Genevieve for their care over the past year and the staff at the Alzheimer’s Society Day Away Program.  If you so desire, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or the United Way would be appreciated by the family.

Visiting Monday 3-5pm & 7-9pm. Veteran’s Memorial Service under the auspices of the Windsor Veteran’s Memorial Service Committee at 4pm and Parish Prayers at 7:30pm at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Tuesday, family and friends are invited to meet after 10am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (834 Raymo Rd.) followed by Funeral Mass at 11am. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.

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Aiello, Salvatore

Posted by on January 12, 2018

With heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Salvatore Aiello on January 1, 2018 at 55 years of age. He was the cherished son of Gino and Maria Aiello, proud and loving father of his two children Samantha and Gino. Treasured brother of John (Carla), Paul, Adelina (Greg), Antonietta (Paul), Rio (Doreen) and Gina (John). Dear uncle of Joseph, Maria, Cassandra, Adelina, Julianna, Annamaria, Adam, Amanda, Bianca, Isabella, Giancarlo and Sabrina. Salvatore had a kind and giving soul and will always be remembered for his generosity shown towards others. Visiting Sunday 3-5pm and 7-9pm with parish prayers at 7:30pm. Funeral Monday 8:45am leaving from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to St. Angela Merici for Mass at 9:30am.  Burial to occur at a later date in Alberta. Share memories, or photos at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

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BOUTETTE, Rita (nee Thibert)

Posted by on January 12, 2018

Passed away peacefully in the presence of her loving family on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2018 at 85 years of age.  Beloved wife of Donald with whom she celebrated 63 years of marriage.  Loving mother of Michael (Teresa), Martin (Sue), Donna Davidson (Al), the late Charlene Soulliere (Mark), Annette Fraser (Richard), Janice, Francine Stadler (Michael).  Cherished Mémé of Katherine, Timothy, Alexander, David, Daniel, Joseph, Sarah, Thomas, Ryan C., Michael, Robert, Rachel, Ryan P., Krista, Sean, Scott, Eric, Andrew, Olivia, Ian, Benjamin, Jacob, Emma, Evan, Allison and 12 great-grandchildren.  Daughter of the late Charles and Violet Thibert.  Dear sister of Nora Curnutte (the late Edward), Roger Thibert (Audrey).  Special aunt of many nieces and nephews.  Born and raised on Lesperance Road in the shadow of the steeple.  Rita was very proud and dedicated to her family.  She was a wonderful example of faith, love and family.  Longstanding member of St. Rose Church and Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.  Special thanks for the excellent care provided by Windsor Regional Hospital Met Campus 4W, RCU and Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare 2S.  If you so desire, donations to Trillium Gift of Life Network or Transition to Betterness would be appreciated.  Visitation Friday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Prayers Friday 7:30 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Saturday, January 6, 2018 family and friends are invited to gather at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (834 Raymo Rd) followed by funeral Mass at 11 a.m.  A burial will take place at St. Anne Cemetery, Tecumseh.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

 

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DeRoche, Edward William

Posted by on January 12, 2018

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Edward DeRoche on January 2, 2018 with family by his side.  Formerly of Tignish, P.E.I. Loving husband of Anne (nee Bering).  Dearest father of Kenneth and wife Lynn DeRoche of Virginia, David DeRoche and wife Carol White of Windsor, Helen and husband Ron Lebert of Lakeshore, Susan and husband Jim Steer of Caledon.  Cherished grandfather to Jason (Brittany), Jake (Marissa), Michael (Meghan), Danielle, Katie (Eric), Dustin and Trevor.  Great-grandfather to Brooklyn and Lauren.  Dear brother to the late Felicia, Gerard, Frances and James.  Edward will be missed by his many nieces and nephews and faithful companion, Bella.  He was a retired steam fitter from the UA Local#527. Eddy was a dedicated volunteer for Meals on Wheels.  He devoted 39 years of his life to support people in recovery.  If you so desire, donations to the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.  Visitation Friday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Prayers Friday (time incomplete) at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Saturday, January 6, 2018, family and friends are invited to gather after 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Atonement Church (2940 Forest Glade Drive) followed by funeral Mass at 10 a.m.  Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

 

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RICHARD, Betty (nee Gianfelice)

Posted by on January 12, 2018

Passed away peacefully at Windsor Regional Hospital Ouellette Campus on January 2, 2018 at the age of 75. Predeceased by her husband Richard “Dick” (1988). Loving mother of Yolande and David. Predeceased by her parents Vincent and Emma “Lena”, and siblings Yolanda, Ralph, Mitchell, Basil, Shirley, and Charm. Betty will be missed by nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Special thanks to the Alzheimer Society of Windsor & Essex County and CCAC for all their care and support over the past 5 years. For those wish, donations to the family or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Visiting on Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. 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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Mock, George

Posted by on January 12, 2018

Passed away on January 4, 2018 at the age of 92 years. He’s gone with a smile thanks to his family and wonderful friends. It was quite a flight. Beloved husband of the late Isabel (nee Hayes) Mock. Cherished father of Ed and wife Kate (Tapp) Mock, Sue and husband Gary Belliveau, Gordon and wife Jenny Mock. Loving grandfather of Derek and wife Alison, Craig and wife Erin, Alison, Adam and wife Leslie, Jason, Laura, Crystal, Tammy and husband Karl. Loving great grandfather of Sarah, James, Robin, Ethan, Jacob, Harper, Malaki, Allana, and Sid. Loving “adopted” father to Denis and wife JoAnne Schryer. Dear son of the late William and Susan Mock. Dearest brother of the late William (Bill) Mock. Dear brother in-law of Joyce McLean, the late Irene Hancrar and the late Fred Hayes. George was a long time member of Paulin Memorial Presbyterian Church. He retired from Chrysler Canada in 1980, after 40 years of service. One of the Ford City boys, George served his country as a proud Canadian during WWII, with the Canadian Corps of Signals. After completing basic training at Vimy Barracks in Kingston, he was selected to be a High Speed Signal Operator, training in Ottawa then going to England and on to the Mediterranean Theatre of Operations. Returning to Canada he married his school sweet heart Isabel and they were together for 59 years. George was also a long time member of the Sun Parlor R/C Flyers, life time member and official photographer for both the EAA Chapter 185, and the Canadian Historical Aircraft Association. He was also an honorary life time member of the Windsor Flying Club and contributor to the Windsor Historical Society. George was an avid digital photographer whose photos have appeared in several publications. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor Historical Society, Veterans Memories Project, or the Canadian Historical Aircraft Association would be appreciated by the family. Visitations Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm with a Funeral Service at 7:30 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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Adam, Gene

Posted by on January 12, 2018

Peacefully on January 5, 2018 in his 90th year.  Beloved husband of Barbara (Turner) and the late Mary (1998).  Cherished father of Jim and Pat, Sue and Al Jones, Theresa and Norm McColl, Gerry and Cindy.  Loving stepfather to Sharlene and Mel Peladeau, Don and Jan, Chris and Nancy, Mark and Barbara.  Loving grandfather of Nicole, Alex, Adam and Connor.  Great-grandfather of Miller.  He will be deeply missed by his 9 step-grandchildren and 8 step-great grandchildren. Loving brother of Marie Gagnier, Gabrielle Trescone and Al.  Pre-deceased by his parents Joseph & Clara and brothers Armand, Wilfred, Bruno, Bernard, Philip, Joseph and George. Gene was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Theresa Council #9793, and a past Grand Knight, Georgetown Council.   If you so desire, donations to The St. Vincent de Paul Society would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-9 with Prayers at 7:30 pm at  Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd. (519-969-5841).  On Thursday,  family and friends will meet at Most Precious Blood Church  (1947 Meldrum Rd.) after 9:30 am until time of the Mass at 10:30 am.  Cremation to follow.  Share memories, photos, or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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GERVAIS, Erla (nee Willan)

Posted by on January 12, 2018

Born on June 12, 1929 and passed away unexpectedly and peacefully on January 5, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.  Predeceased by her beloved husband of 53 years Roy J. (January 10, 2004).  Loving mother of Jim and Brenda Gervais of Toronto, Tom and Charlene (Brocklebank) Gervais, Kathy and Randy Beecroft, and Sue and Tim Rodd.  Cherished Grandmother of Danielle (Kyle), Tamara (Dan), Matt (Blaire), Kate (Rob), Shawna (Emmanuel), Ryan (Emily), Brendan (Margaret), Patrick (Meiling), and Evan.  Great-grandmother to 15.  Predeceased by her brothers Royce (Jean) Willan and Russell (Jean) Carder.  Predeceased by in-laws Ted, Clayton, Gilbert, and Claude Gervais and Marie Deardurff.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews, family and friends.  Erla retired as a secretary for the Windsor Separate School Board after many years of dedicated service.  Visiting on Monday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841 at 11:30 a.m.  Cremation to follow.  Share memories or make a charitable donation online at FamiliesFirst.ca

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Lynd, Helen

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Peacefully on January 5, 2018 at the age of 102.  Predeceased by her husband James “Alfie” (1990).  Loving mother of Thomas and wife Mary, and Ronald.  Predeceased by her son Jim (2012).  Predeceased by her siblings and survived by her dear sister  Bernadine Kanski (the late Tony), her children and their families. Helen was born in Detroit, Michigan and worked as a Personnel Manager in Detroit and Dearborn. If you so desire, donations to Downtown Mission would be appreciated by the family.  A private family service has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Families First, South Windsor, 3260 Dougall Ave. (519-969-5841). Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.familiesfirst.ca

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YAHOLNITSKY, Mervin

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Passed away peacefully with loved one by his side on January 6, 2018 at the age of 71 years.  Beloved husband of Sarah Ballantyne for 47 years.  Adored father of Robin Ballantyne (Gary Wickenden), Randy Ballantyne and family, and late Rick Ballantyne and family.  Proud papa of Kyle.  Dear brother of Walter (Lynda), Ernie, Melvin (Cheryl), Ben (Debbie), Mildred Kopeck, Irene Mason (Dwayne), Michael.  Survived by many nieces and nephews.    Mervin worked for PSI for many years. He loved the outdoors and was always willing to help anyone who needed it.  If you so desire, donations made to the Windsor-Essex Cancer Centre Foundation or Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. 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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TAYLOR, Margaret Therese (nee McIntyre)

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Our mother passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at Windsor Regional Hospital, Ouellette Campus, after a series of strokes on New Year’s Eve. Margaret is predeceased by her husband Raymond Wilson Taylor (1978), her son Paul Joseph Taylor (2001), her brother Gerald Joseph McIntyre (2010), and her great granddaughter Fiona Grace Kalaouzis (2016). Loving mother of Michael and Marilyn Taylor, Tom and Claudia Taylor, Robert Taylor and Carol Burns, Cathy and Bob Wilson, Martha and Brian Sinasac, Bill Taylor and Lisa Harris, Peggy and Frank Carlone, and Julie and Steve Dale. Adoring grandmother of 19: Sarah and Thomas, Ryan, Rachel and George, Laura and Tomasz, Mark and Jenna, Scott and Kayleigh, Kearon, Adrian, Stephanie, David, Rae, Natalie, Nicole, Alexander, Wren, Emily, Megan, Kiana, and Cameron. Proud great grandmother of Bray, Emery, Joshua, Matthew, Spencer, Cole, and Everett. Survived by her sister Mary McIntyre of Sarnia. Margaret was born and raised in London, the first born child of Agnes and Clarence McIntyre. She graduated in 1951 from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in London, and then settled in Windsor to work at Hotel Dieu Hospital and to start a family with Raymond. Our matriarch lives on through the legacy of her enormous family. Marg was strong and graceful, intelligent and witty. She loved being together as a family and showing pride in family achievements. Playing bridge with friends brought Marg great joy. She was a May Court volunteer and a charter member of the Widows and Widowers group. Margaret thrived in her final years at Kensington Court. If you desire, donations made to Transition to Betterness would be appreciated by the family. We offer special thanks to the Neurology Team at WRH for compassionate care of our mother and family. Visiting Friday from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave., South Windsor (519) 969-5841. On Saturday, friends are invited to meet at Corpus Christi Church (1400 Cabana Rd, Windsor) for a Mass of Resurrection at 11 am. Procession to internment at Heavenly Rest to follow. Share memories, photos, or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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