Walker, Brian

Posted by on April 28, 2017

It is with heavy hearts we say goodbye to a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend who passed away on April 25, 2017 at 58 years of age. Beloved husband of Lynn (nee Bewick) for 30 years. Cherished father of Brent, Lauren, Brittany and best buddy to Levi. Loving son of Margaret Walker (Mathyssen) and the late Louis Walker. Loving brother of Shelley (Brad) Price, Colleen Walker (Robert Hudyma), Kari (Randy) Blake, Paul (Cheryl) Walker and brother-in-law of Anne (Paul) Mousseau. He will be sadly missed by his extended family and dear friends. Aside from being a family man, Brian was a coach, avid car enthusiast, and diehard Blue Jays fan.

If you so desire, donations to Transition to Betterness would be appreciated by the family. Cremation services were held. Memorial visitation Sunday 2-5p.m and 7-9p.m. Memorial Service  Monday 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

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

LAI, Kwan Ying

Posted by on April 28, 2017
Visitation 10am until time of service at 10:30am on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Families First, 3260 Dougall, South Windsor. 519 969 5841. Interment to follow at Windsor Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Cramer, William “Bill”

Posted by on April 28, 2017

Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on April 19, 2017 at 80 years of age. Cherished husband of Vivienne for 61 years. Beloved father of Jo-Anne (Neil) Bridgen, Jerry (Deb) Cramer and Mike Cramer. Loving Grandad of Brandon, Ryan (Jessica), Bill (Pam), Paul (Vanessa), Lauren (Dylan) and great Grandad of Colton, Bruce and Luna. Dear brother of Janet (the late Joe) Ward, the late Harry Cramer, Donna (Robert) Wall, the late Norma Rose, Judy (the late Dave) Walker and brother-in-law of the late Fred (Alice) Ronsick. Bill will be missed by his extended family and dear friends. Dad loved camping with his family and was a proud lifetime member of South Windsor Optimist Club, a blood donor, and a Train enthusiast.

If you so desire, donations to the Downtown Mission or Patient Assistant Fund of Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Memorial visitation Saturday April 29, 2017 from 1-4p.m at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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BELISLE, Charlie

Posted by on April 28, 2017

Passed away April 1, 2017 at the age of 55 years.  Loving father of Daniel and Andrea.  Reunited with late parents Marcel and Doreen Belisle. Loving brother of Paul and wife Danielle, Leo and wife Kathy, Maurice and wife Karen, Bob and wife Maureen, Marcel Jr and wife Sue.  Predeceased by brothers Gerald, Michel and surviving wife Margaret, Marc and surviving wife Rose.  Missed by many nieces and nephews. Missed dearly by long-time companion Patti Hayes and her children Chris and Bethanie and the mother of his children Wendy.

Cremation services were held and a memorial service will take place at a later date. 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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MINTO, Jean Patricia (nee Murray)

Posted by on April 27, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mum on April 26, 2017 at the age of 95 years.  She will be forever missed by her sons Thomas and wife Connie, George and wife Theresé. Remembered always by her grandchildren Sherri and fiancé Nick, Jill and husband Jason, Scott and wife Tina, Jeremy and wife Amanda, Tom and 9 great grandchildren.  A special thanks for all of the compassionate care shown to our mum at Huron Lodge Home.  A Private family service has taken place and Jean is laying in repose at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted 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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GAGNON, Elizabeth

Posted by on April 25, 2017

Unexpectedly on April 25, 2017 with family by her side. Loving wife of the late Stan Gagnon. Loving mother of Dwayne (Angie), Kim and Todd. Loving Mémé of Nathan, Tristin, Justin, Shaylynn, and Shane. Survived by her sister Carol Verboncoeur. Elizabeth will be missed by many extended family and friends. A private family interment has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Cremation Society of Windsor & Essex County (519-969-5449) 3260 Dougall Ave. Online condolences at www.CremationSociety.ca

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DiNunzio, Giuseppe “Joe”

Posted by on April 25, 2017

Passed away peacefully on April 25, 2017 at 81 years of age.  Best friend and loving husband of Angelina (nee DiCarlo) for 60 years.  Adored and devoted father of Mary DiNunzio, Susie DiPasquale (Bart), Rose Melo (Joe), Dan DiNunzio and Lisa Brush (Steve).  Proud tatone (grandpa) of Stephanie (Rob), Christina (Greg), Adam, Michael (Stephanie), Jenna, Jessica (Adam), Matthew (Margo), David (Lucie), Kassandra (Kyle), Megan and 12 beautiful great grandchildren who brought laughter and joy into his life.  Cherished brother of the late Carmen (the late Angelina), Tony (the late Luisa), the late Agostino (Rosalie), Anna Palumbo (Luciano), Lucia DiCarlo (the late Giovanni), Angelina DiGiovanni (the late Giuseppe) and Giovina DiNardo (Agostino).  Predeceased by parents Francesco and Maria Donata DiNunzio and his mother and father in law Donato and Graziella DiCarlo.  Giuseppe will be dearly missed by brother and sister in laws and their spouses and families.  He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.  Giuseppe was retired from SKD and enjoyed his life with his family and time in his garden.  He was a long standing member of the Verdi Club where he enjoyed playing bocce.

If you so desire, donations to Heart and Stroke would be appreciated by the family.

Visitation Thursday April 27, 2017 from 2 – 5 pm & 7 – 9 pm. Parish Prayers Thursday 8 pm.  Funeral Friday 9:45 am from Families First, 585 Sandwich Street South Amherstburg (519-969-5841) to St John the Baptist Church (225 Brock St.) for a Mass at 10:30 am.  Interment St. John the Baptist Cemetery to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.familiesfirst.ca 

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PILLON, Mary Beth Donna

Posted by on April 25, 2017

Our Wonder Woman, passed away peacefully with family by her side on April 20, 2017 at 42 years of age.  Loving mother of Tyler Pillon and Alexandra Pillon-Eadie. Cherished daughter of Betty and Ronald Pillon.  Beloved sister of Christopher Pillon and Matthew Pillon (Natalie).  Adored aunt of Mackenzie, Cole, Ben, Lucas, Scarlett, Betsy and Alice coming in June.  Beth will be sadly missed by her beloved twinkie, her best friends Nicole, Carrie, Joanne and Rick and many aunts, uncles and special cousins.  She was a social butterfly who enjoyed life to its fullest.  Beth was a dedicated employee at WRH as a Transcriptionist, loved playing baseball and singing karaoke and loved being out with her friends.  If you so desire, donations to Hospice Erie Shores or the Humane Society of Windsor/Essex County would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Sunday April 23, 2017 from 2 – 5 pm & 7 – 9 pm. Parish Prayers Sunday 4:30 pm 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 Dr.) after 10 am followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 am. Procession to Heavenly Rest Cemetery to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

 

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Dupuis, Russell Joseph

Posted by on April 25, 2017

On April 21, 2017 Russ took his last breath, peacefully, with his family by his side. Reunited with his beloved wife Yvonne (2014). Loving Father of Carrie (Rob) Brouyette, Brenda (Leonard) Benedet and Keith (Debbie Favaro-Harnish) Dupuis. Pipi of Derek, Jordan, and Darcy Benedet, Dr. Nicole O’Neill, Brianne and Bryce Dupuis.  Great Pipi of Krystian, Natalia, Liliana, Madison, Hazel, Noah and Kinsley. Predeceased by parents Gaspard and Florence Dupuis. A proud retired Firefighter, with the Windsor Fire Department for 35 years.  He will be missed by all his golf league friends, at Dominion, Roseland, as well as Pine Lakes in Jensen Beach Florida. A 40 year Snowbird resident of Nettles Island, in Jensen Beach Florida. He was a volunteer with the Fishing Club, Men’s Club, Jensen Beach Legion, Nettle’s Island Volunteer Firefighters.  Member of Royal Canadian Legion Br 594, Windsor Sportsman Club.  Proud of his ancestry, member of Wyandot of Anderdon Nation Splitlog Tribe. Memorial tributes to the Dr. Y. Emara Complex Care Continuing Care Centre would be appreciated.  A special thank you to Chartwell Oak Park LaSalle. Visiting Monday from 3-5 and 7-9pm. Funeral Service Tuesday 10 am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at  www.FamiliesFirst.

 

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LAFRAMBOISE, Earl J.

Posted by on April 25, 2017

Passed away at home on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the age of 72, surrounded by loved ones. Beloved husband of Linda M. Laframboise (nee Meloche) for 54 years. Predeceased by son Richard (1969) and parents Delia (2002) and Ovila (1961) Laframboise. Dear father of Randall and Linda Laframboise of LaSalle; Leslie and Anita Laframboise of LaSalle, and Jason and Denise Mayville of LaSalle. Dear Pépé of Michael, Amylynn (Kaley), Nina, Jayden, Kyle and Shain, and their companions. Beloved brother of Linus (2015) and wife Rose Laframboise of LaSalle, Donald Laframboise (2010) and wife Valerie Dusa of Anderdon, Edward (2014) and wife Diana Laframboise of LaSalle, and Noreen (2016) and husband Jim Ostrander of Harrow. Predeceased by sisters Lorraine Reimneitz (1951) and Leona Laframboise (1954). Predeceased by sisters-in-law Joan (Pare) Laframboise and Audrey (Meharg) Laframboise. Special friends of Doug and Virginia Major, Don (1996) and Pauline Smith, Larry and Lou Serre, Joe and Maggie Vaillancourt, and Chris Hall. Survived by many brother and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Took an early retirement from Chrysler Canada Ltd. in 1980 to work full time for the company he founded in 1978 as E.J. Laframboise General Contracting Ltd. Served for many years as coach and on the Executive of Sandwich West Minor Hockey. Was one of the charter members of Sacred Heart LaSalle – Council 9500 Knights of Columbus and served on the Executive as Trustee, Financial Secretary and presently as Grand Knight. Was a member of St. Vincent DePaul – LaSalle Conference and served on the Executive as Treasurer and presently as President. In lieu of flowers a picture or a short note entered in the book of memories would be appreciated. For those who wish, donations to the Ronald McDonald House of Windsor or St. Vincent DePaul Society LaSalle Conference would be appreciated. Visiting on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. (Prayers at 8:30 p.m.) and Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Thursday, family and friends are invited to gather at Sacred Heart Church, LaSalle after 10:00 a.m. for the Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Cremation and private interment at a later date. Share memories, photos or make donations at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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LACHAPELLE, Valorie Adorice Joseph

Posted by on April 25, 2017

Passed away peacefully on April 22, 2017 at 78 years of age. Beloved father of Isabelle Lachapelle (Gordon Warner), Michel (Sandy) Lachapelle, Anne Lachapelle, Paul (Roxane) Lachapelle, Jacques (Karen) Lachapelle, Rheal (Karen) Lachapelle and Hannah (Steve) Look. Cherished grandfather of 13 grandchildren and great-grandfather of 8 great-grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by his surviving siblings, extended family and friends. Cremation services were held.  Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 3260. Share memories, photos or make donations online www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Coulson, Pam (nee Percy)

Posted by on April 24, 2017

With heavy hearts we say goodbye to Pam Coulson, 68, a doting wife, mother, grandmother, niece and sister who passed suddenly and unexpectedly on April 23. She will be greatly missed by her treasured husband Bob of 47 years. She is survived by her children Rob “Bobby” & Debbie, Brett & Shannon, Jeff (deceased), and Drew & Kary. Her grandchildren Andrew & Tara, Jake & Josie, Ashleigh, Halle, Kyle and Hanna will forever miss her smile and hugs. Sister of Dwight (pre deceased), Wendy & Jim McCarthy and niece Iva Akers. Sister-in-law to Rose and Michael Crowe, Carol and Doug Cyphery, David and Ulla Coulson, Tim Coulson and Michael Coulson. Survived by mother-in-law Kay Coulson and many nieces and nephews. Many cousins and dear friends will mourn her passing. Her presence lit up the room. Her kind, gentle and warm demeanour will forever be missed. She loved life and never complained. Attending her children’s events and her grandchildren’s soccer and hockey games with pride, cooking, baking, family meals and desserts, knitting, gardening, and spending time with family – always with a smile – were her priorities. Memorial tributes to the Canadian Diabetes Foundation, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Pam’s life will take place at Oxley Estate Winery 533 County Road 50, Harrow on Thursday April 27, 2017 family and friends will be received from 4-8 P.M. Arrangements entrusted to Families First, 585 Sandwich Street South Amherstburg (519-969-5841).  Share memories or photos at www.familiesfirst.ca

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VANOFF, John

Posted by on April 24, 2017

88 years, surrounded by his family on April 23, 2017. Beloved husband for 67 years, of Helen. Much loved father of Violet Davies (George) and Dorthy Reaume (Peter). Loving Dedo of Renee, Danielle, Kristopher (Sarah), Emily (Marc), Morgan (Kristina) and Great Dedo of Ethan, Hannah, Isabella, Nicholas, Maxwell and Baby Davies on-the-way. Dear brother-in-law of Stanley Thomas (Adie). John was the owner of John’s Coney Island on University Ave and was an employee at William’s Food Equipment.  Special thank you to the staff of Extendicare Southwood Lakes for their care and compassion. If you so desire, donations to the Hospice of Windsor or the Charity of One’s Choice would be appreciated by the family. A private family service has taken place. Interment Windsor Memorial Gardens. 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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DeMarco, Mary Aileen (nee Marrin)

Posted by on April 22, 2017

January 17, 1929 – April 22, 2017

Raising her arms up so that the Angels could take her to Paradise, Mom passed away peacefully after an eleven month fight.  Predeceased by her husband Joseph (1994) and young son in law Douglas Kirby (2014).  She leaves behind a new great granddaughter Stevie Jaye, with her grandson Scott (Denise); grandsons Steven (Kelly), Evan, special granddaughter Lise, as well as, her own children, Stephanie (Kirby), MaryJo and Michael. Pete will keep a place for her at Sunday dinners and her neighbours Steve, Michelle, Andrew, Matthew, Meagan and Michael Laforet were her treasured second family. Mom worked hard at Dominion Forge, Windsor Answering Service, CKLW, CBET-TV9, and finally CBC. After retirement she traveled but preferred to be home on the golf course 3-4 times a week with her golf buddies.  A very heartfelt thank you to the caring staff at Chateau Park Long Term Care for making her stay comfortable, albeit too short.  On this Earth Day, we ask that you plant some pretty pink flowers in her memory. Visiting on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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LACHAPELLE, Valorie Adorice Joseph

Posted by on April 22, 2017

Passed away peacefully on April 22, 2017 at 78 years of age. Beloved father of Isabelle Lachapelle (Gordon Warner), Michel (Sandy) Lachapelle, Anne Lachapelle, Paul (Roxane) Lachapelle, Jacques (Karen) Lachapelle, Rheal (Karen) Lachapelle and Hannah (Steve) Look. Cherished grandfather of 13 grandchildren and great-grandfather of 8 great-grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by his surviving siblings, extended family and friends. Cremation services were held.  Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make donations online www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Badalamenti, Vito

Posted by on April 22, 2017

Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on April 22, 2017 at 89 years of age. Beloved husband of Maria for 59 years. Cherished father of Anthony (Liz), Rita (John) Miceli, and David (Gemma). Loving Nonno Vito of Juliana, Anthony (Laura), Lauren, Giacinto, Maria, Carolina, Maria, and Vincent. He will be sadly missed by his extended family and dear friends from Italy, United States and Canada. Vito was a barber for over 60 years at his own barber shops, Vito’s Barber Shop and Pan American Barber Shop on Wyandotte. He was a proud member of the Caboto Club and the Bocciafila Team. If you so desire, donations to the Autism Ontario Windsor Essex Chapter would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Tuesday 2-5p.m and 7-9p.m. Parish Prayers Tuesday at 4:30p.m. Funeral Wednesday 8:45a.m from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to St. Angela Merici Church for Mass at 9:30a.m. Procession to Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Clarke, Eleanor Janet (nee Coomber)

Posted by on April 20, 2017

Peacefully walked through heaven’s gates on Monday, April 17, 2017 at the age of 91. A longtime resident of Garson, ON, Eleanor was born in Windsor, ON in 1925, and lived in Brantford, ON for her last 12 years. Daughter of the late Alan Coomber and Leona (nee Beaudoin).  Cherished mother of Dawn (Bernie Martin), Catherine, Carolyn, Kenneth, Keith (Iris), Donald (Lynda). Beloved grandmother of twelve grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. Dear “big” sister of Lee (Han Bruggink), Leslie Nadon, David Coomber (Louise), and Richard Coomber (Gail). Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Walter (Joe) Clarke, her beloved sisters Betty Murray, Agnes Leclair, and Roseann Black, and brothers Alan, and Lloyd.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Bible Society; the Alzheimer Society of Brant; or the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to provide early literacy to children through KidsCanFly.ca

Eleanor’s family will receive friends on Sunday from 6-9 pm. Funeral service on Monday April 24, 2017 at 11:30 am from Families First, 585 Sandwich St. South Amherstburg.  Interment to follow at Rosehill cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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RYALL, Morna (nee McGrath)

Posted by on April 20, 2017

Passed away peacefully on April 18, 2017 at 87 years of age. Beloved wife of Dr. Patrick P. Ryall for 61 years.  Cherished mum of Ellen, the late Francis, Moyan, Laura (Denny), Patrick (Ellen) and Mitrina Pye (David). Proud grandmum of Laura, Crystal, Tammy, Kaitlyn, Courtney, Molly, Quinn, Killian, Kiera and great grandmum of Maliki, Allana and Sid.  Loving sister of Frank, Helen, the late Mary, the late Maurice and the late Jack.  Sister in law of the late Maurice, the late Maureen, the late Thomas and the late Greta. She will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Morna was a long standing member of the Catholic Women’s League.

If you so desire, donations to the Irish Medical Missionary Association would be appreciated by the family.

Visitation Sunday April 23, 2017 from 3 – 5 pm & 7 – 9 pm. Parish Prayers Sunday 7:30 pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Monday, family and friends are invited to meet at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (834 Raymo Rd.) after 10 am followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 am. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Dagati, Antonino

Posted by on April 20, 2017

Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on April 20, 2017 at 80 years of age. Beloved husband of Giuseppina for 55 years. Cherished father of Mariella (Raffaele) Buzzeo, Rosario Dagati, Rosa (Gino) Tola, Leonardo (Stephanie) Dagati, and Joe (Angela) Dagati. Loving Nonno of Andrew, Daniela, Anthony, Angela, Joseph, Peter-James, Sabrina, Isabella, David, Kayla, Mia and Dante. Reunited with his parents Rosario and Maria Dagati and in-laws Leonardo and Rosa Mazza. Dear brother of Eleonora (the late Vincenzo), Antonina (the late Giuseppe), the late Giuseppe (Santa), Piero (Angela), Santa (Giuseppe), Francesca (Giuseppe), Salvatore (Anna). Dear brother-in-law of Calogero (the late Giacomina), Alfonso (Anna), Michele (Martina), Pietro (Angela), Salvatore (Rosalia), Pasquale (Rosa). Antonino will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends from Italy, Venezuela and Canada. His love for gardening and spending time with his family will never be forgotten. Special thank you to all the caregivers for their care and compassion. If you so desire, donations to the Kidney Foundation/Windsor & District Chapter would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Sunday 2-5p.m and 7-9p.m. Parish Prayers Sunday at 4:30p.m. Funeral Monday 10:15a.m from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to St. Angela Merici Church for Mass at 11:00a.m. Procession to Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Echlin, Gary Thomas

Posted by on April 19, 2017

Peacefully on April 14, 2017 at 66 years of age. Cherished husband of Patty. Treasured son of Gloria and the late Thomas Echlin. Loving father of Tom Echlin (Kathleen), Gary Echlin, Jessica Manahan-Woods (Jamie) and Nikki Lamphier (Joey). Adored Grandpa Shadow of Jessica, Brooklyn, Daniel, Jordyn, Krystal, Alistar, Taylor, Sarah, Emma, Jaydlan, Joseph, John and James. Great Grandpa of A.J., Kira Ann and Kayden. Dear brother of Lynn Labelle (Gilles). Loved nephew of Leonard Echlin (Dianne). Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Gary was a lifetime member of the Windsor Sportsmen’s Club. If you so desire, donations to Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated. Visiting Tuesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Wednesday 11:30am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow. A benefit in Gary’s memory will be held at the Windsor Sportsmen’s Club on Sunday, April 23rd with doors opening at 2:00pm. Live entertainment will be provided. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Wigle, Steven

Posted by on April 19, 2017

Steven passed away April 14 surrounded by love. Cherished and beloved son of Colin Wigle and Becky Beaudoin, best friend and loving brother to Jayci and Shelby Wigle. Beloved grandson, nephew, cousin and a loyal friend and team mate, Steven was an inspiration to many and loved by all. A champion boxer, aspiring photographer, kind hearted, quick witted, and beautiful young man. Steven will live on in the hearts of everyone lucky enough to know and love him. Visitation at Families First 585 Sandwich Street South Amherstburg, 519-969-5841 Tuesday 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. with parish prayers at 4:30 p.m.  Friends and family are invited to meet Wednesday at St. Joseph Church, 9399 Townline Road, River Canard, for Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m.  Cremation to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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VASILJEVIC, Milena

Posted by on April 19, 2017

On April 15, 2017 at 79 years of age in the loving arms of her Daughters. Loving and cherished Mother of Elizabeth Jappy and Melinda Ilisevic. Mother-in-law to Gary Jappy and Carmen Cangelosi. Precious and special Baba to Marissa Drouillard, Ashley Jappy, Alexa Jappy, and Prababa to Maya Avellan-Drouillard. Loved and Adored Daughter of the late Borka and Milun Vasiljevic. Sister of Milan Vasiljevic (Mara) and the late Rajo Vasiljevic (Cana). Loved and will be missed by many more family and friends from near and far. 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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RICKETT, Betty Evelyn

Posted by on April 19, 2017

Peacefully on April 15, 2017 at 82 years of age. Reunited with her husband William Rickett. Loving mother of Linda (Dave Judge), Deborah, Rob (Wendy) and Jamie. Treasured Grandmother of Susan, Cathy, David, Chris, Seneca, Cole, Rylee, Taylor, Austyn, Brody and the late Kayla. She will be sadly missed by her many great-grandchildren. Dear sister of John Dowler, Carl Dowler, Russell Dowler, Ken Dowler, Clarence Dowler, Gerry Dowler, Murray Dowler, Harold Dowler, Ann Murray, Danny Dowler. Predeceased by her siblings George, Larry and Lenny. If you so desire, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation Friday 12:00pm-2:00pm at Families First, 585 Sandwich Street S, Amherstburg, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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JOHNSON, Orland

Posted by on April 19, 2017

Orland Johnson, 78 years old passed away peacefully on April, 15 2017 at the Village of St. Clair in Windsor Ontario. Visitation will be April 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Families First Funeral Home, 1065 Lauzon Road Windsor Ontario. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on April 19, 2017 at Families First Funeral Home, with Pastor Bruce Leaman and Pastor Mark Cheverie officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, 1805 Hwy 3 Windsor Ontario.

Orland was born in Moncton New Brunswick to Guy and Nellie Johnson on October 25, 1938. He married Shirley Rabbie on April 20 1963 in Brockville Ontario. This month would have been their 54th wedding anniversary. Orland served as a missionary with the United Pentecostal Church in Cali and Cartagena Colombia and also in Iquitos Peru. As a pastor he pioneered churches in Middleton Nova Scotia, North Bay Ontario and pastered a church in Barrie Ontario and a Spanish church in Hamilton Ontario.

Orland is survived by his wife, Shirley Johnson, by his daughters Crystal (George) Mahan, Twyla (Chris) Warren and son Jonathan (Jennifer) Johnson, grandchildren, Andrew Mahan, Nathan (Jillian) Mahan, Alysha Johnson, Rylan Johnson, Shayla Johnson and Abigail Warren. Also survived by brothers Reginald (Joyce) Johnson, Allison (Barbara) Johnson, Carl (Lois) Johnson and sisters Nellie Livingston and Ethel ( Gary) Drake.

The family of Orland Johnson wish to extend our sincere thanks to Doctor Chan and all the caring staff at Colchester, in the Village of St. Clair.

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LOPUC, Krzysztof

Posted by on April 19, 2017

Passed away peacefully on April 16, 2017 with his loving family by his side at the age of 74. Beloved husband of Alicja. Cherished tato of Urszula & husband Michael D’Asti (Ottawa), Dorota Iwanicki & step-daughter Katarzyna. Loving Dziadzia of Cassandra & Samantha & step-granddaughter Weronika. He will be sadly missed by his nephew Grzegorz & niece Grazyna. Krzysztof will be missed by his many friends & family in Canada & Poland. He was a kind hearted man who was generous with his time to help anyone in need and always saw the best in everyone. His many fish (Carp Koi) will miss him too. Donations to T2B or Hospice Erie Shores would be appreciated. Visitation Wedenesday 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Parish prayers Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Funeral Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Polish Catholic Church, 1035 Ellis St., Windsor, N8X 2J2. Please note: No procession from the funeral home. Family and friends are requested to meet directly at church for mass. Cremation to follow. 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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