BURKE, Paul Peter

Posted by on February 28, 2017

Passed away peacefully on February 26, 2017 at the age of 53 years, surrounded by family. Paul is now reunited with his Father and fishing buddy, Peter Burke.  He will be greatly missed by his mother, Marguerite Burke, sisters Joy Burke and Mary-Frances Vitale (Mark), and niece, Lisa Marie Vitale, as well as many cousins.  Paul was a ray of sunshine to all who knew him. He was a busy man, working at Jerome Taylor Dealership and Tactical Solutions for many years.  Paul was also involved in and won many awards in soccer with Caboto Specials, Special Olympics, figure skating, bowling, floor hockey and swimming. He was a terrific dancer and loved music of all kinds.

If you so desire, donations to I.C.H.A. (Italian Canadian Handicapable Association) would be appreciated by the family.

Visitation Wednesday March 1st, 2017 from 3 – 5 pm & 7 – 9 pm. Parish Prayers Wednesday 4:30 pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Thursday, family and friends are invited to meet after 9:30am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (4401 Mount Royal Dr.) for a Funeral Mass at 10:30 am.  Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Sinclair, Marion W.

Posted by on February 28, 2017

On February 23, 2017 at 95 years of age. Beloved wife and best friend of 59 years to Norman (2010). Loving mother of Sheila and husband Douglas (Clinton Twp, MI) and Mark and wife Mary. Cherished grandmother of Matthew, Sarah, Kelly and Kyle and great-grandmother of Micah. Predeceased by her sister Jean and husband Carl Bengston and sister-in-law Marion and husband Tim Sherritt. Also survived by nephews Jim Sherritt and Carl and Gary Bengston. Marion was a chartered member of Glenwood United Church, a member of the church building committee, a Sunday school teacher, life member of the Women`s Association and was church archivist for 50 years. As treasurer, Marion volunteered for 10 years on the construction of “Southwinds“ Community Living Among Seniors. In the last few years, Marion became a member and attended Bedford United Church and it became her church home. Thank you for the love and support from all the friends at Glenwood United Church. A special thank you to Charmaine Bailey Foutner, Frank MacIntyre and Bedford United Church for their care and compassion and to Doctors Seskie, Bergeron and all the staff at WRH-MET involved in her excellent care. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor Downtown Mission or Bedford United Church would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation Friday 7-9pm. Memorial Service Saturday 11am 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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Breault, Joanne Yvonne (nee McKeon)

Posted by on February 28, 2017

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Joanne on February 23, 2017 at 81 years.  Beloved wife and best friend of 49 years to Thomas (2010).  Loving mother of Carrie  and Mike (Alison).  Treasured Memé to Eric (Mandi) and Amanda (Sean). Cherished Great-Memé of Carter, Payton and baby girl Ellig.  Devoted daughter of the late John and Kathryn (nee Kaufman) McKeon.  Dear sister of the late Daniel (Anne) McKeon, Mary Lynn (late Donald) Hinnegan, the late Christopher Mckeon, and late Ernest Mckeon (late Mary Catherine). Loved daughter-in-law of the late Elzeor and Florence Breault. Dearest sister-in-law of late Margaret Damphouse, Leonard (Betty) Breault, Beverley (Thomas) Heuston, late Donald Breault (Rita Breault Baute).  Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Joanne was an active member of the Catholic Woman’s League for many years, holding many positions on the executive.   If you so desire, donations to Muscular Dystrophy Canada would be appreciated by the family. Cremation services were held.  On Monday family and friends are invited to meet at Corpus Christi Church (1400 Cabana Rd. W.) after 10am followed by Memorial Mass at 11:30am. Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

A light from our family has gone,
A voice we loved is still,
A place is vacant in our hearts,
No one can ever fill.

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Hochscheidt, Gail (nee Fekete)

Posted by on February 28, 2017

Peacefully on February 23, 2017 at 76 years of age. Reunited with her beloved husband Peter Martin (1979). Loving mother of Peter Joseph Hochscheidt and wife Debbie. Treasured Grandma Gail of Peter Christopher, Katie Ann and Mary Anna. She will be sadly missed by her cousin Regina Dobday and family and by the ladies of Coventry Court. Gail was a teacher with the Windsor and Essex County Catholic School Board for many years. She was a member of the CWL at St. Rose Church. She was a proud Catholic and a proud Canadian. In lieu of donations, the family asks that you take your family out for dinner in Gail’s memory. Visiting Sunday 3-5pm and 7-9pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Monday, family and friends are invited to meet after 10:00am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church for Mass of Christian burial at 11:00am. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, or photos at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Fortier, John Robert

Posted by on February 28, 2017

Passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on February 23, 2017, at 70 years of age. Beloved Husband of the late Gail (2015). Loving Father of Stacie (Alan) and Jeff (Amanda). Cherished Papa of Josh, Samee, Melissa, Meg and Sky. Adored Big Brother of Pam Leach. Dear brother-in-law of Pat, Linda (Allan), Debbie (Les), Pam (Jim), Leslie (Bob). He will be deeply missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. John retired from Ford Motor and was a proud member of Local # 240. Special thanks to Dr. Fortuna and Dr. Cargill and his nurse Seana. Cremation has taken place. If you so desire, donations to Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Cremation service was held. 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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Evans, Gloria Jean

Posted by on February 28, 2017

Peacefully, with her loving family by her side on February 22, 2017 at 70 years of age. Beloved wife of 49 years to Al. Devoted mother of Darren & wife Arlene, Eric & wife Shelley and the late Scott (1971). Cherished Gramma of Kelsey and Chloe. Loving daughter of the late Peggy and George Popovich. Treasured sister of George & Adele Popovich and Richard & Brenda Popovich. Dear sister-in-law of Larry & Pauline Evans; Bill & Helena Evans; late Gertrude & Harry Kuruliak; late Oline, survived by husband Hugh Jennings and late Joyce Evans. She will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Gloria will be fondly remembered by her BFFs Carol Janise, Brenda Popovich, Marilyn McMillan and Joanne Prestia. Gloria had a zest for life and a passion for travel. She was a marvelous cook and baker spoiling her family and friends with her famous chocolate chip cookies. If you so desire donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Friday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Service Saturday 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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BEAUDOIN, Ernest Orval “Ernie”

Posted by on February 28, 2017

Passed away peacefully on February 22, 2017 at 92 years of age.  Beloved Husband of over 72 years to Betty (nee Mailloux).  Loving Father to Thomas and Linda, Richard and Kathy (Orangeville) and Betty-Lou.   Beloved Grandfather to Tammy & Manuel, Tracy, Tricia & Jay, Danny, and predeceased by Scott. Survived by Scott’s wife Melissa & Sean.  Loving Big-Pipi to Baylee, Lilly-May, Olivia, Kristen, Lauryn, Aleigha.  Beloved Son of the late Thomas and Elmire. Predeceased by his siblings Marcella, Florence, Beatrice, Jane, Frances, Catherine, and Rita.  Ernie retired from Jones Construction where he was a heavy equipment operator for many years.  He was also a lifelong member of the River Canard K of C.  In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Joseph Church Restoration Fund or Hospice Windsor Essex would be appreciated.  Visiting on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at St. Joseph Church, River Canard from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral mass at 11:00 a.m.  Cremation to follow with interment at a later date. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the Families First Funeral Home, Amherstburg, 585 Sandwich St. S, 519-969-5841.   Share memories, photos or make a donation at FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CHERNAWSKI, George Sr.

Posted by on February 28, 2017

Passed away peacefully on February 21, 2017 at the Hospice Residential Home at 62 years of age.  Reunited with his beloved wife of 43 years, the late Marcia (nee Bernat 2010). Cherished father of George Jr., devoted Grandpa of Susie (Joe) and Serena and great-grandpa of Kohyn. Dear brother of Richard (Mary). Predeceased by his parents George and Susie. Lovingly remembered by nieces, nephews, family and friends. George was retired after 34 ½ years as an employee with the City of Windsor, was a proud member of CUPE Local 82 and was an Employee Family Assistance Rep for 26 years. George was a player, coach and convenor with Windsor Minor Hockey. He was one of the original members in the Essex County 4 Wheelers 4 Wheel Drive Club. He loved spending time with Marcia at their home in Michigan and family gatherings. George was an avid boater, fisherman and barefoot water skier. For the past 6 years, he travelled the world Scuba Diving and became an assistant scuba instructor with Benthic Scuba. He was also an usher at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, a Hospice Volunteer and was a Brentwood Recovery Home Alumni for 30 years.  Special thanks to the hospice residential home staff and volunteers.  If you so desire, donations to Hospice Residence would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Friday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Prayers Friday 8 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 LAUZON RD. East Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Saturday, family and friends are invited to meet at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church for further visitation at 10 a.m., followed by funeral Mass at 11 a.m.  Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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ROCHON, Joyce

Posted by on February 28, 2017

Passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 20, 2017 at 86 years of age. Predeceased by husband Gerald Rochon and former husband Arthur Paré. Beloved mother of Dennis (Barbara) Paré and Michael Paré. Loving Grandmother of Elizabeth (Mark) Robinson, Rebecca (Robert) Belanger, Bonnie (Barry) Andry, Jason Paré and great grandmother of Kayleigh, Brigid, Robby, Brent and baby to come. Joyce will be missed by her extended family and dear friends. If you so desire, donations to St. John’s (Sandwich) Anglican Church would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Thursday 3-5p.m and 7-9p.m at Families First 2130 Front Rd. LaSalle, 519-969-5841. On Friday, family and friends are invited to meet at St. John’s (Sandwich) Anglican Church (3305 Sandwich St.) after 10:00a.m until time of Funeral Service at 11:00a.m.   Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, London, Ontario

NELSON, Dallas “King”

Posted by on February 28, 2017

Tragically taken from us on February 21, 2017 at the young age of 19 years.  Adored son of Crystal Lajeunesse and David Nelson.  Best brother of Dustyna Nelson and David Nelson Jr.  Sweetest grandson of Isidore (2002) and Patricia Lajeunesse, and the late Pro and Margaret Nelson.  Loving boyfriend of Tiana Burkowski. Missed by all of his many aunts, uncles and cousins in Lajeunesse and Nelson families.   He was always surrounded by his crew, who will miss him deeply.  King was pursuing a rap career and loved performing.  Visiting Sunday 3-5 and 7-9 with a service at 7:30 pm 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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Edwards Moore, Lisa

Posted by on February 27, 2017

Peacefully with her loving family by her side on February 25, 2017 at 59 years of age. Beloved wife of Rick Moore. Cherished mother of Tammy (Pat), Cassandra, Tiffany (Ray) and the late Beau (1997). Beloved daughter of Helen Couvillon. Loving Mimi of Alesha, Malik, RaeAnna, Malikye, Madison, Mackenzie and Everleigh. Dear sister of Wanita (Mark), and the late Donna and Walter (Judy).

If you so desire, donations to the Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Tuesday 10:00am until time of Funeral Service at 11:30am at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

McDaniel, Nancy Ann (nee Lusk)

Posted by on February 27, 2017

Passed away suddenly with her loving Husband by her side on February 23, 2017 at 59 years of age. Beloved Wife of Jim. Cherished Mother of Casey (Danielle), Lance (Monica), Jimmy (Sheila) and Crystal (Robert). Loving Grandma of Benjamin, Kennedy, Kendra, Kyle (Cindy), Dillon, Kelsey and Felicia. Dear Great Grandma to Demi. Dear Sister of Debbie Lusk. Nancy was an active volunteer at Parkwood Gospel Temple and the breakfast program at Begley Elementary School. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

Visiting Monday from 10:00am until of Funeral Service at 12:00pm 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

STALLARD, Mary Henrietta (nee Munro)

Posted by on February 27, 2017

Passed into the arms of the Lord on February 22, 2017 at the age of 92 years.  Reunited with her husband J. Gordon (2004).  Loving mother of Sandee McCarthy (Mike 2003), Nancy Dale Stallard, Gordon Stallard, Janee Stallard, Stan Stallard and wife Dawn, Jim Stallard and wife Chris, Howard Stallard and wife Caroline.  Proud grandmother of Amanda (Derek), Meghan (Ariel), Andrew, Chuck (Sarah), Karleen (Wayne), Wes (Caitlyn), Katee (Greg), Jennifer, Jim, Jake (Miranda), Lauren (Dave), Emily, Grace, Jeff (Line), Sean, Ryan (Theresa) and 16 great grandchildren.

Missed by her sister Helen Lundy.   Predeceased by her parents Harrold and Henrietta Munro and by her siblings Howard, Marg, Jerry, Bob, Orv, Lois, and Stan.  Survived by many nieces and nephews.  Mary was a faithful member parishioner of the Salvation Army, East Citadel.  She was also dedicated to the Salvation Army Ladies’ Fellowship, the League of Mercy, and Addictions and Rehabilitation Centre.

If you so desire, donations made to the Salvation Army, South Citadel would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Saturday from 2:30 pm until time of Service at 4pm at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841.  A private burial to take place Victoria Memorial Gardens.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

Yoker, Cathryn Bache

Posted by on February 27, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Cathryn Bache Yoker announce her passing on February 17, 2017, at the age of 70. Loving and devoted wife of 50 years to Karl Edward Yoker. She will be missed by her 3 sons, Stephen (Marcela), Karl (Jennifer), and Ryan. Adored Nana to 5 grandchildren, Madison, Callum, Ella, Lara and Kailynne. Beloved daughter of the late Kate and Archie Robertson, loving sister of Margaret (Garry) Sloan, Pamela (Robert) McCurdy, and Morag (Douglas) Ireland. Much loved aunt and grand-aunt to many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She will be sincerely missed by her long-time friends Marlyn, Sandy, Linda and so many other wonderful friends that are too important not to mention and too numerous to name.

Ten years ago, Cathryn underwent a double-lung transplant that gave her and her beloved family the treasure of an extended life: to the family of her anonymous donor – we thank you profoundly and we will never forget the most precious gift you gave to her and to our family. To the end, Cathryn was the most shining example of grace, beauty and love. Mum, you have taught us more that we can ever learn, you have shown us more courage than we could ever measure, and you have left us with a love so sincere and self-less that will live on in your children and grandchildren. You are to us, and will always be, the one in our hearts who binds us together. We will love you enduringly.

If you so desire, Donations to Trillium Gift of Life Network or John McGivney Children’s Centre would be appreciated by the family. Cremation service was held. Friends are invited to join the family Tuesday, February 28, after 9:30am followed by a Memorial Service at 10:30am at Tecumseh United Church (333 Lacasse). 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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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

BARTLETT, Roy David

Posted by on February 27, 2017

Peacefully at WRH-MET surrounded by family, he passed into the hands of his Lord and Saviour on February 25, 2017. He was born in Welland County in 1919. Beloved husband and best friend of the late Loella (2014).  Loving and devoted father of David (Karen) of Sarnia, Jane Reynolds (Gary) of Bayfield, Margaret Vickery (James) of Leamington and Mary-Lou Martin (Don) of Chatham. Sadly missed by his eleven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Dear brother of the late Eleanor Benner. Roy will be sadly missed by his special friend Winn Seguin. Roy was a charter member of Paulin Memorial Presbyterian Church.

He was an Elder for over 57 years and sang in the tenor section of the original choir.  He was also a member of the South Windsor Fun Band.  He was a WW II Veteran serving with the Royal Canadian Artillery at Petawawa Military Camp and a member of the Fort Henry Guard in the early 1950s. He was a graduate of Queen’s University, Kingston (BA ‘51) and the University of Toronto (BEd ‘53). Roy was proud of his career in education as both a teacher and vice-principal, retiring in 1984. He was a long-time member and Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Windsor and founding member of the Roseland Golden K Kiwanis Club.

Our family is deeply grateful for the care and support rendered by the Staff at Season’s Royal Oak Village where Roy resided and the 4th floor medical staff of WRH-MET for their compassionate care.  If you so desire, donations to the Kiwanis Sunshine Point Camp would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Friday, March 3 from 7-9 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Saturday, March 4, family and friends are invited to meet after 10:00 a.m. at Paulin Memorial Presbyterian Church (3200 Woodland), followed by funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place after the service at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

Lackovic, Milan

Posted by on February 27, 2017

Peacefully on February 25, 2017 at 62 years of age. Beloved husband Ljubica. Loving father of Zoran (Biljana) and Dusko. Cherished Deda of Alexandra, Alexandar and Nikola. Dear brother of Darko. Will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends in Canada and the former Yugoslavia (Kordun).

Visitation Monday 7-9pm. Prayers7:30pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor 519-969-5841. Funeral Tuesday 10:30am at St. Dimitrije Orthodox Church (2690 Seminole) followed by service at 11:00am. Rev. Jovica Cetkovic officiating. Interment to follow at Windsor Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

Walker, Carol Anne (nee Bensette)

Posted by on February 27, 2017

On February 25, 2017 at 81 years of age.  Loving wife of the late Romeo. Cherished mother of Michael and wife Vicky Walker, Carrie Walker, David and wife Maria Walker, Cindy and husband Mike Pillon, and Kenneth Walker.  Dear daughter of the late Walter and Adelina Bensette. Treasured grandmother of Brian and wife Melissa, Erica, Madison Walker, Joseph, Anna Walker, Megan, Madelynn, and Bryce  Pillon, Jeff and wife Erica Renaud and great grandmother of Austyn, Rohan, and Taryn Renaud.  Dear sister of Sally Vijuk and the late Dorothy Roy.  Carol was a member of Assumption and Blessed Sacrament Churches, a long time golfer with the ladies leagues at Dominion and Fox Glenn Golf Courses and a volunteer with Meals on Wheels.

If you so desire, donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada would be appreciated by the family.  Visiting Monday 7-9pm Tuesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm Prayers Tuesday (8pm).  Funeral Wednesday 10am from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to Assumption Church 711 McEwan Ave. for Mass at 10:30am.  Interment Assumption Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

SMITH, Edward “Ted”

Posted by on February 27, 2017

Born August 27, 1959. It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Ted on February 24, 2017 at the age of 57 years.  Loving husband of Diane (nee Munro) sharing 33 years of marriage.  Cherished father of Cory, Bradley, Matthew (Sarah), and best buddy Winston.  Reunited with parents William and Patricia Smith.  Brother of John and Pat, Robert and Michelle, Patty Findlay and late husband Bill, Judy Allen and husband Paul.  Brother in law of Debbie Trojand, the late Robert Munro, Darlene and late husband Randy Williams, Dawn and Brian Doyle, John Munro and Renee Pesci.  Missed by many nieces and nephews.

Ted loved hockey, fishing, and the outdoors.   He was a dedicated employee of Archer Daniels Midland for 37 years and forged many lasting friendships.  Above all, he was a devoted father and adoring husband.  Many thanks to the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre, Hospice of Windsor, and VON nurses John and Laura for your excellent care and compassion.  If you so desire, donations made to the Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family.

Visiting Tuesday from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  A funeral Service celebrating Ted’s life will be on Wednesday 11:30 am.  Interment Victoria Memorial Gardens.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

PETKOVIC, Dragan

Posted by on February 27, 2017

At home, on February 24, 2017 at 52 years of age. Beloved wife of 28 years of Zeljka (nee Raos). Loving father of Ognjen and Anteo. Dear son of Spasoje and the late Duka Petkovic and son-in-law of Ante and Radmila Raos. Cherished brother of Branislav and wife Dana. Loved brother-in-law of Marijana and husband Zdravko Jukic. Treasured uncle of Bojan, Jan and Anja. Dragan will be greatly missed by his extended family and friends.

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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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

GIDILLINI, Giovanni

Posted by on February 27, 2017

Born January 13, 1944 and passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on February 23, 2017 at the age of 73 years.  Loving husband of Antonietta (nee Nacci) for 51 years.  Cherished father of Laura Gidillini and fiancée Arturo Fanelli, Marcello Gidillini and partner Melanie Earle.  Proudest nonno of Massimo Gianni Gidillini.   Reunited with late parents Ferdinando and Carmela Gidillini and late in laws Antonio and Addolorata Nacci.  Dear brother of Olindo and wife Earleen Gidillini, Oreste and Rosalia Gidillini, Fernando and Maria Pia Gidillini and predeceased by Antonio and Francis Gidillini, Mario Gidillini and survived by Gina Gidillini.  Missed by sister in law Giuseppina “Josie” and Sabastiano Palmeri.  Predeceased by Rafelina Scaglione.  Survived by many nieces and nephews.

Giovanni was born in Ferentino, Frosinone, Italy and immigrated to Windsor in 1964.    Gianni had incredible work ethic.  He worked for Delta Construction for many years and then went on to co-own Camlin Construction.  He was a devoted member of the Ciociaro Club, who donated countless hours to many projects and committees.  Above all he lived for the joy of his family and friends, and was always ready to lend a helpful hand.  His Passion was his manicured lawn, pruned trees and bountiful vegetable and flower gardens.  We will miss his 5 am whistling, the grinding of his beans for his morning espresso, and finally his joyful disposition which was contagious.

Visiting Monday from 7-9 pm and Tuesday from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm with prayers at 4:30 pm. Funeral Service Wednesday 10:15 am from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 then in procession to St. Angela Merici for a Funeral Mass at 11 am.  Entombment Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

Parent, Ellen (nee Wickens)

Posted by on February 21, 2017

After a short illness, on February 20, 2017, at the age of 85, while surrounded by her loving family.  Predeceased by her husband Donald (2007).  Loving mother of David and wife Debrah, Larry and Charlene Bernatchez, Christopher and wife Jacqueline.  Cherished grandmother of Vanessa, Neil (Jocelyn), Joe (Christine), the late Andrew (1979), Brad (Alisha), Ethan and Ally.  Great grandmother of Enita Bergeron and husband Matthew, Madison, MacKenzie and Chelsea.  Great-great-grandmother of Liam.  Survived by her siblings, Linda Whynot and husband Terry and Richard Norman and wife Anne, and predeceased by Lillian Santin, David Wickens and Harvey Wickens.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Ellen was an active member of Corpus Christi Parish and a member of the Catholic Woman’s League of Canada.  She was an avid bowler, curler and enjoyed water aerobics for many years.  She will be sadly missed by her card club.  If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation Thursday, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. with parish prayers and C.W.L. prayers at 4:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Friday, family and friends are invited to meet after 10:00 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church, 1400 Cabana Road West until time of Mass at 11:00 a.m.  Burial at Heavenly Rest Cemetery to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Leonard (Len) Price

Posted by on February 21, 2017

December 17, 1932 – February 20, 2017 Surrounded by love and music, Len Price has slipped peacefully from this world following a brief illness. Much loved husband of Gayle, and cherished father of Beth (Garry) Warren, Bob (Rhonda) Price, and Mary (Mark) Lesperance. Adored Poppy of Justin (Kelly), Katy (Dave), Trevor (Sonya), Dan, Mike, Emily (Steve), Nick (Megan), Kathleen (Sim), and Austen. Proud Great-Poppy of Colton and Addelyn. Predeceased by his parents Cyril and Helen Price, brother Jim (Mary) Price, and sister Rosemary (Donald) Varley. Uncle Len’s wit and warmth will be missed by his nieces and nephews. Following in the footsteps of his father, Len’s career in new car sales spanned five decades at Webster Motors, Dingwall Ford, Clearwater Dodge and Courtesy Dodge. His enthusiasm for, and knowledge of, the music of the Big Band Era was appreciated by all who spent time with him as the ever-present tunes played in the background. He was a history and astronomy buff, and had a keen interest in aircraft. Above all, Len valued the people who entered his life: family, friends, honourary grand-children, co-workers, customers, neighbours from the West end of Windsor and LaSalle, parishioners at Assumption, Blessed Sacrament, and Sacred Heart (LaSalle) Churches, local retail workers and service providers. In his final few months, Len was especially grateful for the compassionate care he received from the front-line health care workers at WRH – Ouellette Campus, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, and from the CCAC and VON. If you so desire, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visiting Thursday 3-5 & 7-9 pm. Funeral service Friday 10:30 am at pm 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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PAQUETTE, Aline (Lynn) (nee Benoit)

Posted by on February 21, 2017

Passed away peacefully in the presence of her loving family on February 20, 2017 at 87 years of age.  Beloved wife of Ray to whom they shared 67.5 years of marriage.  Loving and devoted mother of Lorna Wilkerson (Bob), Brian (DeoLinda), and Carol Pare (Erwin).  Cherished Meme of Matthew, Ashley (Bill), Michael, Megan (Scott), Nicole, Monique, Shayne (Dan), Sharon (Ben), Jennifer and great-grandmother of Tyler, Claire, Joseph (Bobby), Alison, Delaney and Declan.  Sister-in-law of Robert McInnis, Harold and Shirley Paquette.  Will be remembered by many nieces, nephews and friend Marie Gauvin.  Predeceased by siblings Lucille McInnis, Bernard Benoit (Marlene), Morris Benoit (Evelyn), Bill Benoit (Mame), and sister-in-law Joan Olsen (Ralph).  Lynn will be remembered for her devotion and love of family, they were her greatest treasures.  She will also be remembered by friends for her fun spirited personality and gentle soul.  She ended her career as a Grants and Contracts Officer for the Industrial Research Institute at the University of Windsor.  If you so desire, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.  Visitation on Thursday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m.  Prayers Thursday 4:30 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Friday, family and friends are invited to meet at Good Shepherd Church, St. Gregory Site (13789 St. Gregory Road, Tecumseh) after 11:30 a.m. until time of funeral Mass at 12 noon.  Procession to Heavenly Rest Crematorium.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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MINNIS, Diane (nee LEVAC)

Posted by on February 20, 2017

August 8, 1946 – February 20, 2017

Passed away peacefully with her loving husband Daniel by her side. Mother of Rachel, Renee, and Derek. Sister of Richard (the late Arlene) and David (Glenda). Best friend of Connie, Nancy, and the late Bev. She will be missed by her 5 cats, grandchildren, extended family, and friends. Diane was perky, bubbly, always happy, and always positive despite some serious health challenges in the last few years. She will be so missed.

For those who wish, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation. Visiting on Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-8 p.m. with Celebration of Life at 8:00 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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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

Ouellette, Joel John Joseph Gabriel

Posted by on February 20, 2017

Passed away suddenly on February 19, 2017 at 82 years of age. Beloved husband and best friend of Shirley for 62 years. Cherished father of Joel (Anita), Kim (Matthew), Karen (Wayne), David (Joyce), Rosemary (Steve) and Sharon (Mark). Brother-in-law of Rosemary St. Pierre (Gilbert). Treasured grandfather of 17 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents and 5 siblings. He will be missed by his extended family, many friends, wonderful caring neighbours and his furry best friend Pudge. Joel was retired from General Chemical and will surely be missed by his friends he would meet with monthly. An athlete for most of his life, his passions were golf, tennis, baseball and spending time with his family. Joel will be remembered above all else as loving and caring for Shirley with all of his heart and soul. He will be fondly remembered and forever missed.

If you so desire, donations to Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Wednesday from 11:00am until time of Funeral Service at 1:00pm at Families First 585 Sandwich Street S. Amherstburg 519-969-5841. Procession St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Share Memories, photos or leave a donation at www.familiesfirst.ca.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor