Vidler, Kenneth “Ken”

Posted by on December 21, 2014

web_vidler_kennethSuddenly on December 19, 2014 at the age of 66. Best friend and Everything to Betty (nee Schaeffer) for 42 years. Adored father to Carrie & David Wilkins, and Ryan & Laura Vidler. Loving Grandpa to Sarah and Emma, Milana and Alexa. Predeceased by his parents Cecil & Ethel Vidler and special son in law to Lena & the late Martin Schaeffer. Special brother of Norene & the late Tom, Sue & John and Lori & Bill. Cherished Uncle of Taylor and Jesse, several nieces and nephews also survive. Ken was a hardworking and dedicated employee of the Gold Shop for 20 years as well as Caesars Windsor for an additional 20 years. Donations to the Windsor Essex County Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Monday from 3-5pm and 7-9pm, Funeral Tuesday at 11:30am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

In dreams I walk with you,

In dreams I talk to you

In dreams you are mine all the time

We`re together in dreams, in dreams

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LOGAN, Dianne

Posted by on December 21, 2014

Peacefully, with loving family by her side on December 19, 2014 at the age of 77. Reunited with loving husband William and cherished daughter Sherry. Dearest mother to Debbie (Harold), Craig (Jacque), Lisa (Jeff) and son-in-law Henry. Proud Grandma to Jason, Brandi, Victoria, Justin, Brian, Courtney and Ethan. Much loved Nana to Owen, Riley and Gracelyn. Dearest sister to Madeline and Fr. Mike. Predeceased by brothers Bill and Fr. Jack. Dianne will be sadly missed by Aube who was like a son to her. She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Dr. Bergeron and Hospice Team for their exceptional care and compassion. If you so desire, donations to Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at Most Precious Blood Parish (1947 Meldrum). Burial to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. 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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Martinello, Giovanni Battista “John”

Posted by on December 21, 2014

After a brief illness, with his family by his side, on December 19, 2014 at 70 years of age. Beloved husband & best friend of Sheila. Loving Dad of Eric, Joanne Thompson (Gerry), Jamie (Darla), Johnny and Jay (Andrea) and step-father of Shari Rocheleau (Brad) and Tammy Blair (Jeremy). Cherished Nonno and Papa John to David (Cari), Jesse, Kaili, Jordan, Edward, Isabel, Nicholas, Tristan, Rylee, Peyton, Kaidyn, Chance and Jayce. Treasured Bisnonno of Dallas, Mackenzie, Alex, Kailyn, Jackson, Landin and Noah. Predeceased by parents Achille (1972) & Giovanna (2003). Dear brother of Stefania and the late Gian-Franco (1947). John will be sadly missed by his many friends and extended family. John retired from the Tool & Die industry, he was an avid golfer, an expert wine connoisseur, excellent chef and a long time member of the Giovanni Caboto Club, Trevisani Nel Mondo and an informal “member” of the Fogolar Furlan. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation or the Italian Handicapable Association would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Sunday, December 28 from 3-5pm & 7-9pm with prayers at 4:30pm. Funeral Monday, December 29 at 10:15am from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to St. Angela Merici Church for Funeral Mass at 11:00am. Interment to follow St. Alphonsus Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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Wheeler, Arthur Rupert (Joe)

Posted by on December 20, 2014

WEB_Wheeler_ArthurIt is with great sadness that we announce the death on Friday, December 19, 2014 of Arthur at the age of 85. Survived by his children: Wayne Turner, Angelic (Brett) Tuovinen, and Arthur Jr. (Julie). Adored by his grandchildren: Travis,(GF Jessica) Katelinn, Rachael, and Luke. Reunited with wife Patricia (Trepanier) 1997 and parents Arthur Ernest and Marjorie Stewart (Brett) and step brother Brian Brett (Mae). Arthur will be missed by his Best Friend Norman Cole (Pauline) in England, neighbors: Bill and Pierrette, Linda, Gail and Al, Rob and Tracey. “Joe” (as his sister in laws know him) cannot be replaced for their regular card games, breakfast and love that they gave to their brother in law. Special thanks to Kurt (Comber Drug Store), Dr. Raymond Anderson and staff for over 30 years of continuous care, CCAC and St. Elizabeth nurses, the staff at Leamington District Memorial Hospital for their brief but excellent care. Visiting Friday, December 26 from 12:30pm until time of service at 2:30pm 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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Holland, John Courtney

Posted by on December 20, 2014

WEB_Holland_JohnJune 5th, 1948 – December 18th, 2014
The Holland family is deeply saddened by the sudden and unexpected passing of John Courtney Holland. Faithful husband of Marilyn Diane (nee Janik). Beloved father of John Christopher (Amanda), Heather Catherine Lewis (Allan), and Todd Matthew. Proud and loving grandfather to Victoria Evelyn Lewis. John was pre-deceased by his parents Mr. Justice John Holland and Mary Agnes Holland (nee Chick). Loving brother of Nan Polleys (Dr. Rob Polleys), Melissa Costigan (Jim), Mary Agnes Holland, and Daniel Holland (Lisa). Dear brother-in-law of Al Janik (Kristen), Dr. Carol Janik (Dr. John Fulop), Catherine Weatherall (Dr. Paul Weatherall), and Richard Janik (Julie). Cherished son-in-law of Todd (2009) and Paula (1987) Janik. Many nieces and nephews will miss their ‘Uncle John’. John was a graduate of Riverside SS, University of Windsor, and University of Western Ontario, where he earned his law degree. John was called to the Ontario Bar in 1975 and practiced law alongside his father at McTague, Clark, Holland Law Firm, before joining Sutts Strosberg LLP in 1976, where he specialized in traumatic brain injury cases. John was past director of the Advocates Society, and had served on the Board of Directors of Windsor Slovak Rozmarin Dancers, Tecumseh-Shoreline Minor Hockey Association, and J & C Tool & Die ltd. He was a long-time member of All Saints Church where he served on the Parish Council and member of Beach Grove Golf & Country Club, where he enjoyed golfing and curling. A devoted family man, John supported his children in their passions for figure skating, hockey, swimming, and music. We will all miss him greatly! Visitation Sunday 3-5pm & 7-9pm at Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Monday, family and friends are invited to meet after 3:30pm at All Saints Church (330 City Hall Square) for Memorial Service at 4:00pm. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Hannan, Terence (Terry)

Posted by on December 19, 2014

web_hanan terenceMay 1, 1951 – December 18, 2014

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of Terry Hannan on December 18, 2014 at the age of 63, after a long and courageous battle with cancer at Hospice Residential with his loving family by his side. Reunited with his mother Anna-Mae (Mike) Hannan (March 1990) and his best friend Ed Urquhart (2010). Beloved son of Jack Hannan. Loving brother of Tom Hannan and Tim Hannan (Jan). Loving uncle of Teresa Hannan (Kaelyn & Lucas) and Mike Hannan, Terry Leaves behind one Aunt Judy Hannan and many cousins along with many, many close friends. Terry was a long time and grateful employee at Electrozad Electrical Supply Co. LTD, Thanks to Bill Smith and family. Special thanks to Windsor Regional Cancer Center for all their care. Growing up Terry enjoyed playing hockey, baseball and golf, later on in life he excelled at playing and then coaching co-ed slo-pitch achieving many banners and championship along the way. In Lieu of flowers donations to Windsor Essex County Cancer Center Foundation or Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated.Visiting Sunday December 28, 2014 from 2-5pm & 7-9pm. Prayers Sunday 4:30pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Monday December 29, 2014, family and friends are invited to meet after 10am at Corpus Christi Church (1400 Cabana Rd. W.) for Funeral Mass at 11am. Interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Duchesne, Marguerite (nee McGinn)

Posted by on December 19, 2014

web_duchesne margueritePassed away peacefully, with her loving family by her side, on December 18, 2014 at 93 years of age. Predeceased by her beloved husband Eugene (1994). Cherished mother of Dorothy Ann Simpson (Ernie), Marilyn Ziraldo (James), Daniel (Merle), and Bob (Asha). Loving grandmother of Rob, Louise, Debbie, Scott, Brett, Nicole, Sarah, David, Michelle, Colleen, and John. Dear great-grandmother of 11 great-grandchildren. Loving sister of Jim McGinn (Frances), the late Dorothy & Kevin Murphy, Kathleen Holland (the late Greg), Joe McGinn, and Jean Currie (Cam). Loving mother figure of Maria Paz-Smith. Painting, golf and playing bridge were some of her passions in life. A special thank you to her caregivers for their loving care. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Sunday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers Sunday at 4pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Monday, family and friends are invited to meet at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 4401 Mount Royal Drive, after 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass at 11 a.m. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Yaworsky, Morris George

Posted by on December 19, 2014

web yaworsky morrisOctober 25, 1918 – December 18, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing into eternal life of a dear husband, father and grandfather, at the age of 96 years.

Morris will be greatly missed by his loving and devoted wife of over 69 years, Nel Anne (nee Karlechuk); his daughters Venia (Ken) Reynolds and Arlene; his son Ronald (Elena); his grandchildren Lawrence “Lonnie” Peddie and twins Alessia and Katrina; many nieces and nephews; cousins and friends.

Morris was predeceased by his parents Yurko and Paraskewia; sisters Mary and Effie; and brothers Michael, John, Nicholas and Joseph.

Morris was born in Eldorena, Alberta on the family homestead. Faced with the early passing of his parents, Morris demonstrated great fortitude by completing his education in Edmonton, and began to teach at one- and two-room schools in rural Alberta at the age of 19. In 1941, he volunteered for the Royal Canadian Air Force hoping to join as a pilot; but because of his eyesight and his teaching experience, was trained as an instructor of Wireless Air Gunners and posted to Calgary. Unhappy with the lack of action his posting offered, Morris marched into the CO’s office and demanded to be sent overseas – he was promptly marched out. However, within weeks, in the fall of 1944, he was shipped to England where he served until the end of the war in Europe, and returned to Nova Scotia where he awaited redeployment to the Pacific.

Happily, the war ended. In November, 1945 at the Sts. Vladimir & Olga Ukrainian Catholic Church, he married Nel Anne Karlechuk – they had been introduced by his sister Effie – and soon after the couple returned to Edmonton. Morris enrolled at the University of Alberta, completing two degrees while welcoming the birth of Venia. Following graduation, the young family moved to southern Alberta, where Morris enjoyed teaching secondary school (notwithstanding one incident reported in the school’s Yearbook where he “threatened to boil the class in sulfuric acid”), soon rising to Vice-Principal and welcoming the birth of Arlene.

In search of better opportunities and to be closer to both the Karlechuk and Yaworsky families, the family decided to move to Windsor in 1951. Morris joined his brother Joe in his woodworking and house-building business and, a short time after, the family was rounded out with the birth of Ronald.

Over the next thirty years, through hard work alongside his brother Joe, Biltwel Construction (Windsor) Ltd.’s reputation grew and always “lived up to its name”, building homes throughout the area, as well as providing employment for sister Effie, and many nephews and nieces in the summer months.

Throughout the years, Morris devoted countless hours volunteering with the Canadian Cancer Society, the Ukrainian Business and Professional Association, the Ukrainian Graduates of Detroit and Windsor; and was a long-time active parishioner of Sts. Vladimir & Olga Ukrainian Catholic Church.

He was particularly proud of the achievements of his children and grandchildren. Although he would often remark they all lived far too many miles away, they remained close in his heart.

In his most recent years, although health challenges necessitated a move from his house of many years, he was happy to have been able to remain living together with his caring wife at their new home until only a short time prior to his passing.

Visitation will be Sunday, December 21: 3 to 5pm and 7 to 9pm. Panakhyda 7:30pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.

Funeral Mass will be Monday, December 22: 10am at Sts. Vladimir & Olga Ukrainian Catholic Church, 601 Lake Trail Drive with interment following at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories or photos at

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McKee, John “Jay” (Ragnar) “The Medieval Man”

Posted by on December 18, 2014

web_McKee_JohnIt is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Jay, on December 14, 2014, with his family by his side at 65 years of age. Beloved husband and best friend of 46 years to Cathy “Baroness Caitlin Morand” (nee Bowers). Cherished brother-in-law of Ted Bowers (Carole), and Jackie Janisse (Harvey). Loving brother of the late Eric McKee and his wife Joann of Sarnia. Dear uncle of Jennie Janisse (John Lis), Chris Janisse (Kate Thissen), Randy McKee and Jeff McKee. Jay was one of the founding members of the Essex Medieval Heritage Society and was revered in the S.C.A. and local group, Starleaf Gate. He was also a retired employee of the Ford Motor Company. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor and Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Sunday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Funeral Monday at 9:30 a.m. from Families First, 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor (519) 969-5841 to St. John Vianney Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Cremation to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Day, Doug

Posted by on December 18, 2014

web_Day, DouglasSuddenly while vacationing on December 14, 2014 at 76 years of age. Beloved husband for 51 years to Ila Day (nee Gerrard). Cherished father of Cindy and husband Phil Mayea & John and Yvette Day. Loving Papa of Casey, Jacob, Sydney, Lucas and Shayne. Dear Brother-in-law of Donna and Jeff Soper, Bonnie Van Wyck, Michelle Bodechon & Ed and Claire Gerrard. Dear uncle of Jason Bodechon and Karen and Mark Scadden. Doug retired as Assistant Fire Chief with Windsor Fire and Rescue after 36 years of service. If you so desire donations to Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Fire Fighters Walk Past Monday evening at 8pm.Visiting Monday 3-5 & 7-9pm. Funeral Tuesday 10:00am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca.

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COLELLA, Rita (nee Cucunato)

Posted by on December 18, 2014

WEB_Colella_RitaPassed away peacefully with her family by her side on December 17, 2014 at the age of 88 years. Beloved wife of Giovanni for 46 years. Cherished mother of Nicola (Nick) and wife Jane Colella. Proud and loving nonna of Johnathon, Valentina and Jagg Chevli, Samantha, Alycia, Olivia, Charlotte, and Alexandra. Bis nonna to Nicholas and Xander. Reunited with late parents Giovanni and Rosina Cucunato. Missed by sister Anna and late husband Giovanni Deluca. Predeceased by siblings Antonio Cucunato, Angelina Cucunato, Giuseppe Cucunato, and Francesco Cucunato all of Italy. Special zia to Mario and Linda Deluca, Giuseppina and John Chausse and their families.

A special thanks to staff at Huron Lodge, Maple Wing and the nurses and Doctors on the 5th floor at Windsor Regional Hospital Ouellette Campus for all of your compassionate care.

If you so desire, donations made to St. Angela Merici Church or to the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Visiting Sunday from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm with Parish Prayers at 4:30 pm. Funeral Service Monday 8:45 am from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave., South Windsor (519) 969-5841 then in procession to St. Angela Merici Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 am. Entombment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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PLASTOW, Pearl

Posted by on December 18, 2014

web_Plastow, Betty79 years, passed away peacefully at her home on December 16, 2014 surrounded by her family. Beloved wife for 53 years of the late Donald (2007). Loving mother of Deborah & Larry Dagenais, Richard Plastow, Darren & Heather Plastow and the late Cathy Lynn. Loved grandma of Adam (Kelly), Matthew (Brittany), Elyse, Adrienne, Brad, Dawn, Dana and great grandmother of Ethan, Avery, Dax, Kourtney, Justin, Kaitlyn. Dear sister of Linda (Tom) Beaudoin, Mickey (the late Jim) McKie, Pat (the late George) Ferguson, Judy (Mark) Wagner, Marcella (Dave) Ward. She will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. A special thank you to Andee and Bindy, Darlene, Carol, Cindy, Mark, the Bayshore, CCAC, and Hospice caregivers as well as Amy’s Helping Hands who took such wonderful care of Pearl. Pearl worked at the University of Windsor Book Store for over 20 years. If you so desire, donations to the Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Sunday 3-5 & 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be Monday at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 at 10am. Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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Jarema, John Alexander (Jack)

Posted by on December 17, 2014

web_jarema_johnAfter a brief illness on December 17, 2014 at 95 years of age. Beloved companion of Shirley Martindale. Loved husband of the late Agnes (2009). Dear son of the late Steve and Maria Jarema. Cherished brother of the late Don husband of Evelyn Jarema (Oakville), Jean Smith (Guelph), Eunice Barfett (Willowdale) and Jerry Lyons (Taylor Mich). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Jack was a veteran of WWII serving with the Artillery Division and was a member or RCL Branch #143. He was life member of Masonic Lodge #403 Windsor and the Moose Lodge #1499.  If you so desire, donations to the Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family.   Visiting Friday 11am followed by Veteran’s Memorial Service under the auspices of Windsor Veteran’s Memorial Service Committee 1pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Huszti, Alex Sr.

Posted by on December 17, 2014

web_Huszti_AlexIt is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Alex Huszti Sr. on December 17, 2014, with his loving wife by his side. Born in Hungary on March 21, 1937, he was 77 years old. Beloved husband of 43 years to Elizabeth “Tubi”. He leaves behind his son Alex Jr. and daughters Audrianna DeSouza (Ricardo) and Michelle Piekos (Paul). Adored papa of Jazalyn Piekos. Beloved grandpa of Anthony, Nina and Olivia DeSouza. Loving brother of William Huszti (Veronica), Laszlo Huszti, Helen Ilku (Andras) in Hungary and their families. He came to Canada on December 24, 1956 and founded Canadian Fence Contractors with his brother Bill. Special thanks to his family Dr. Joshi, the Eastside Clinic staff and to the staff of Metropolitan Hospital, whose caring support was greatly appreciated. A heartfelt thank you to Neda and Lehmber S. Pahal of Canadian Fence who were like family to Alex, as well as the many businesses that were so supportive over the years. He will be greatly missed by his Tanglewood Court neighbours, as well as many in the community who knew him. If you so desire, donations may be made to the heart or cancer charity of your choice. Visitation Friday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday at 10:00 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

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Bischoff, Helmut “Harry”

Posted by on December 16, 2014

Passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on December 16, 2014 at 83 years of age. Reunited with his loving wife Bernice and son Richard Middleton. Loving father of Don (Sue) Middleton, Kathy (Ron) White, Peter (Darlene) Bischoff, Gord (Kim) Bischoff and daughter-in-law Kathy Middleton. Beloved grandfather of Bryan (Coreen), Brandon (Lisa), Ian (Jen), David (Kaitlin), Jody (Darcy), Kim (Ryan), Derek (Kristen), Adam and many great grandchildren. Dear brother of Peter (Lotti) Bischoff and cousin of Reinhard (Heinke) Bothe of Germany. Harry will be missed by many nieces, nephews and dear friends. He retired after many years of service from the City of Windsor Parks Department. His love for travelling, fishing and hunting will never be forgotten. Dad was a proud member of the Fun Galor Hunt Club for many years. If you so desire, donations to the Parkinson Foundation of Southwestern Ontario would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Friday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Saturday at 10:00am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Procession to Victoria Memorial Garden. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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PEARSON, James H. (Jim)

Posted by on December 16, 2014

Peacefully on December 16, 2014 at 94 years of age. Predeceased by his loving wife Dorothy (2009). Loving father of Bruce and wife Jill Pearson, Greg Pearson and wife Lesa Campbell, and father-in-law of the late Marion Pearson (1994). Dear son of the late Harry and Janet Pearson. Cherished Grandpa of Leigh and husband David Porteous, Stuart and Julie, Iain, Andrew and GG of McKenzie Porteous. Dear cousin of Bill and Rachel Dewar. Brother-in-law of the late William Hosie, the late Isabelle Hewbank, the late Margaret Thomas, Mary McCrea of Taylor, Michigan, Shirley McNamara and Joan Hillman both of Windsor. If you so desire, donations to Diabetes Association, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or Paulin Memorial Church Building Fund would be appreciated by the family. Jim was a member of Paulin Memorial Church. Visitation Friday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. at Families First Funeral Home & Tribute Centre (519-969-5841) 3260 Dougall Ave. On Saturday, family and friends are invited to meet at Paulin Memorial Church (3200 Woodland) after 10am followed by funeral service at 11am. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Findlay, Gerald

Posted by on December 14, 2014

web_findlay_geraldPassed away suddenly on December 13, 2014 at the age of 67. Loving son to the late Robert and Leona Findlay. Cherished and adored brother to Sandra and Jerome St. Louis and the late Bobby, Sharon and Sheila. Gerald will be missed by his special sisters Mimi and Eileen, and his many nieces, nephews and friends at Venture Works. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Venture Works would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Wednesday 3-5, 7-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday 10:00 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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ASPRAKIS, Vasilios (Bill)

Posted by on December 12, 2014

web_asprakis billIt is with extreme sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father, papou, brother and uncle on December 12, 2014 at 69 years of age. Cherished husband of 46 years to Asimina. Loving father of George (Adriana Danti), Jim (Sheila Fields), Fonda (Tina Gedelja). Adored Papou to Vasili, Aiden, Sofia, Silvia and Ava. Brother of the late Elia (Dicaia), the late Effie Angelakos (Christos), Gioula Mammonas, Seva Fotaras (late Manolis), and Dimitri. Beloved cousin of Katina and Sarandis Binioris. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Bill and Mina were well known and respected Restaurateurs of the Dashboard Restaurant at the old Greyhound Station for 27 years. Bill and Mina loved nothing more than spending time with their grandchildren and traveling to Greece where they will be missed by many loved ones. Proud member of the Greek Orthodox Church community. If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Visitation Sunday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Thrice Holy Hymn Service Sunday 7 p.m. and Monday 10:20 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 65 Ellis St. E. for Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. Interment Windsor Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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PACKER, Howard “Howie”

Posted by on December 12, 2014

92 years, passed away peacefully at Chatham Kent Health Alliance. Beloved husband of the late Peggy (nee Newcombe-1995) and dear friend of Phyllis Vermette. Much loved father of Ron & Marilyn, Barb & Francis Garant and Allan Packer & Pat DiPalma. Dear Grandpa of Andrew & Natalie, Michelle & Mark, Kerri, Jason & Joellen, Morgan, step-grandpa of Jeremy and Heather, great-grandpa of Holden, Benjamin, Samuel, Jaden, Carter, Zachary, and step-great grandpa of Justin and Shyanne. Dear brother of Megan & Ernie Frey and predeceased by Leonard & Audrey and Joyce. He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. If you so desire, donations to the Parkinson’s Society of South-Western Ontario would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visiting on Monday Dec 22, 2014 after 10:30 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 11:30 am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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PICKARD, Maureen “Moe”

Posted by on December 12, 2014

web_pickard maureenIt is with profound sadness, after a valiant struggle with a neurological disease, we announce the passing of our sister, aunt and friend, Maureen “Moe” Pickard, December 10, 2014 at 67 years of age. Favourite daughter of the late Garnet & Marcella Pickard. Much loved sister of Jim Pickard (Nicole) of New Brunswick, Larry Pickard (Rachelle) of Ottawa, Margot Herkes (John) of Michigan, Jo-Anne Treverton (Rob), Mary-Lou Hansen (Jamie) and Michelle Desmarais (Kevin). Cherished aunt to Michael Gelinas (Nathalie(Jessie)Jaydon)Treena, Maxime)), Jim (Paula(Kevin & Amy)) Pickard, Sherri (Ray(Matthew & Jeremy)) McLaughlin, Tina (Peter(Catrina)) Duguay, Jason (Stacey (Haylee)) Pickard, Joel (Cindy (Jordan)) Pickard, Renee (Peter (Geena & Paige)) Furtner, Andrea (Ron (Devin & Jordan)) Pumphrey, Cori Herkes (Howard Carver (Logan & Keegan)), Scott Herkes (Cody Tucker(Sawyer)), Ryan Treverton (Rochelle Langlois), Derek Treverton, Erin Gouin (Jason (Rae & Samuel)), Ashley Hansen Rebner (Eric (Norah & Kenley )), Adrian Hansen, Adam Hansen (Amanda Campbell), Jessie Bondy (Jenn (Ciara)), Brandi Bondy and Joel Bondy. Sister-in-law to the late Carolyn Lee Pickard. A great friend to Mary and Candy. Maureen was a dedicated teacher and coach for the Windsor Separate School Board. Maureen stayed after hours to coach basketball, volleyball, gymnastics & track and field. After retiring from teaching, to stay healthy and active, Maureen delivered 3 morning paper routes and volunteered for various organizations. Maureen was a very giving and generous person, always looking out for the other guy. A tribute to Maureen would be to commit a “random act of kindness” with a smile. If so desired, donations can be made to the MS society. We wish to thank the dedicated staff at Extendicare Tecumseh, especially the Lakewood and Oldcastle houses, for their compassionate care and friendship. Heartfelt thanks to Maureen’s private caregivers, Amanda, Corrine, Eleanore, Priscilla and Jessica. Visiting Sunday 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with Parish Prayers at 4:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow. Please note day of service: Relatives and friends are invited to join the family on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 10:30 a.m. at Corpus Christi (1400 Cabana Road). Interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.familiesfirst.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

SHANAHAN, Mary Ann (nee Bisetto)

Posted by on December 11, 2014

web_Shanahan_Mary_AnnJuly 14, 1957 – December 10, 2014

Arrived in ’57. Departed at 57. It is with heavy heart that I, John, announce the passing of My Love, My Life, Mary. She put up with me for over 35 years (August 18, 1979) but I know she loved it. Passed away on the night of December 10, 2014 with family members by her side. She leaves behind our 2 Furry Girls, Hailey and Holly. Predeceased by father Artemio, mother Fulvia and brother John. Dear sister of Sergio (Margaret), Gulio, Anna Korva (Mario).  Cherished sister-in-law of Mike and the late Helen, the late Patricia Richards (Bruce), Carol Merrett and Tom (Marie). Also at a loss are many cousins, nieces and nephews. Special recognition to my sister Carol and her son (and somewhat my look-alike) Matthew. Without their help, I would not have as comfortable a time dealing with this as I am. Mary was retired (2011) from Canada Post after 34+ years and a member of the Canadian Anglo Club. Special thanks to Drs. Ghafoor and Mathews, Nurse Muna, the paramedic team, ER nurses and all the nurses of the 4th floor Oncology Department of Met Hospital who did all they could to help.

Please Note – Since Mary and I enjoyed camping with our friends and have been on two cruises with plans for more, I would like to celebrate Mary’s life with casual attire for visitation. Please leave suits, ties and the like at home on Friday. In lieu of flowers, donations to Transition to Betterness would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Friday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Service Saturday 10am at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

Short, Gary Lee

Posted by on December 11, 2014

web_Short, GaryPeacefully on December 11, 2014 at 57 years of age. Beloved husband of Lucy Short (nee Kerr). Loving Son of Gloria and the late Lynn Short. Dear Son-in-law of Eileen Kerr. Dear brother of Cary and wife Karen Short & Tom Short. Dear brother-in-law of Mike and Peggy Newton, Linda and Brad Botham and Bill Kerr. Gary will be sadly missed by many loving cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Will be missed by his dearest puppy Molly. Gary retired from Ford Motor Company after many years of service. If you so desire donations may be made to the Humane Society of Windsor and Essex County or the Windsor Essex County Cancer Center Foundation, would be appreciated. A private family graveside service was held. 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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ROBERT, Felix

Posted by on December 10, 2014

web_Robert, FelixPassed away peacefully on December 9, 2014 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital, at the age of 91 years. Beloved husband to Geraldine (“Gel” nee Landry) with whom he celebrated 66 years of marriage. Loving father to Gregory Robert (August, 2014), Anne Robert (2012), Christine (Tom) Barr, Stephen (Jane) Robert, and Andrew (Renee) Robert. Cherished Grandpa to Rod, Stephanie, Jennifer, Michaela, Evelyn, Danielle, and Celia and great-grandfather to four.  Felix is survived by two siblings and predeceased by six. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Felix was retired from Chrysler Canada and was a Veteran of World War II. A heartfelt thank you to the staff at Iler Lodge, for their compassionate care. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Frank Chauvin’s Orphanage in Haiti would be greatly appreciated by the family. Visiting Friday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers Friday 4:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Saturday, family and friends are invited to meet at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass at 11:00 a.m.  Interment to follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery River Canard. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

ARMSTRONG, Shirley Irene

Posted by on December 10, 2014

web_Armstrong_ShirleyPassed away peacefully with family by her side on December 9, 2014 at the age of 87. Loving mother of Diane and Rick Radke, Marilyn and Doug Peltier, Bill Armstrong and Tamara. Proud grandma of Will, Jenna, and Amanda and great grandmother of Isabella. Reunited with her sisters Alma, Joyce, and Jean. Special aunt to Vicki, Debbie, and Wayne. Shirley was a Red Cross volunteer for 30 years and a long time parishioner of Walkerville Baptist. A special thanks to the staff at Aspen Lake for the hospitality and care you showed our mother especially the staff in Riverside. Visiting Saturday from 1 pm until time of Service at 2 pm at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor (519-969-5841).  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

GORSKI, Halina (Puczynska)

Posted by on December 10, 2014

web_puczynska_HalinaPassed away peacefully on November 8, 2014 at the age of 57 years. Beloved wife of Ryszard Gorski for 33 years. Loving mother of Joanna and Dan Coroiu, Jarek Gorski, Dagmara Gorski. Babcia of Sabastian Coroiu. Missed by brothers Bogdan Laszczynski, and Roman Laszczynski. Reunited with late mother Melania Laszczynska.   Visiting Friday from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm with parish prayers at 8:00pm. Funeral Saturday 10 am from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to Holy Trinity Polish Catholic Church for Funeral Mass at 10:30 am. Interment Windsor Memorial Gardens. Share memories photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor