Lee, Thomas (Tom)

Posted by on October 10, 2014

web_lee_thomasPassed away October 7, 2014 at the age of 94.  Loving husband to the late Theresa (McHugh).  Beloved father of (Thomas) John (Denise), Barbara (John Breckon), (Kathleen) Kathy (Brian Speth), Kevin (Linda).  Dear grandfather to John Thomas (JT) Breckon (Tracey), Thomas John (Tom) Lee III, Amanda (Keith) Koenigsknecht, Susan Breckon, Christina Lee, Victoria Lee, Alexandra Lee. Dear brother to the late Emmett Lee (Agnes) and Paul Collins (Lois).  Special thank you to the Gillis, Kennette, McHugh and Renaud families.  Tom grew up on a farm in Campbellford, Ontario. He graduated from the Ontario Agricultural College (Guelph) with a Bachelor of Science and retired after 39 years in the Tractor Division at Ford of Canada. He enjoyed entertaining family at the cottage, driving his boat for water skiers and leading family sing alongs.  If you so desire, memorial donations to the Diabetes Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Memorial visiting Tuesday 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers Tuesday 7:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Wednesday, October 15th mass at St. Anne’s Church (12233 Tecumseh Rd E.) at 10 a.m. Interment of cremated remains St. Anne Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Collins, Louis H.

Posted by on October 10, 2014

WEB_Collins_Louis88 years, peacefully, on October 2, 2014. Louis was born in Maidstone, Ontario, to the late Maurice and Anna (Kavanaugh). Dear brother of Charles (Rita) Collins, Michigan, Winifred Trader, Florida and Mary Agnes Crough, Arizona and the late Maurice, Betty Trader, Jerome and Albert. Special uncle to Jerome, Estelle, J.J. and Caitlin Collins, and will be missed dearly, especially our daily visits. Louis will be missed by the staff and friends of La Chaumiere Retirement Home. If you so desire, donations to St. Anne’s Church (Tecumseh, ON) would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. A private family Mass and an interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery (Maidstone, ON) will take place at a later date. 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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WILLIAMS, Peter H. (Pete)

Posted by on October 9, 2014

Passed away peacefully in the presence of his family on October 8, 2014 at 58 years of age. Father of Chris (Tammy) and Peter (Emilee). Grandpa of Christopher, Olivia and Mila. Brother of Theresa, Catherine (deceased), Michael, Shawn and Colleen. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Retiree of Chrysler Canada and member of Unifor #444. If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or United Way would be appreciated. Visiting on Saturday from 12 noon until time of service at 1 p.m. 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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Bezaire, Rachel (nee Pare)

Posted by on October 9, 2014

web_bezaire rachelPeacefully with family by her side, on October 8, 2014 at Windsor Regional Hospital, Ouellette Campus at the age of 88. Beloved wife of Louis (2009).  Loving mother of Bob and wife Francine, Richard and wife Sue, Leo-Paul and wife Janet, Diane and husband Vince Rawlings.  Adored meme of Melanie (Masa), Marc (Ashley), Eric (Charlene), Philippe, Katie (Jay), Kyle, Nathan, Lindsay and Jacob.  Gigi to Lily, Jesse and a third one on the way. Dear daughter of the late Leo (1984) and Evelyn Pare (1994).  Dearest sister of Theresa and husband Hector Rocheleau, Blaise and the late Theresa Pare (2013), Yvonne, wife of the late Joe Seguin (2007), Agnes and the late Bill O’Rourke (2011). Dear sister-in-law of the late Bill (1976) and Thelma (2002), the late Eva (2007) and Chet Kanaski (1991), the late Stan (2001) husband of Ethel (California), the late Corinne (1965) and Friel Stewart (1968), the late Theresa (2009), Don Forsyth (1973) and Jack Harrison (1999), Larry and wife Pat, Leo and the late Jeannette (2008).   Survived by several nieces and nephews.  Mom’s deep faith and unwavering devotion to her family were examples to us all and she will always “love us more”. If you so desire, memorial donations to St. Joseph Church, River Canard Restoration Fund would be appreciated by the family.  Visiting Friday 3-5 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 St. Joseph’s Church River Canard after 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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BLAIN, William (Bill)

Posted by on October 9, 2014

web_Blain, BillPassed away on October 8, 2014 at 46 years of age. Loving son of Elizabeth (Betty) and John Blain. Brother to Barb Blain and uncle to Caitlyn Musson and husband Colin, Jeremy Bigelow and Samantha Mooney. If you so desire, donations to the Food Bank at St. Vincent de Paul Church would be appreciated. Cremation services entrusted to Families First, 1065 Lauzon Rd.

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Decaire, Pauline (nee Tremblay)

Posted by on October 8, 2014

web_Decaire, PaulinePassed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on October 8, 2014 at the age of 70. Loving and cherished wife to Bert of 50 years. Devoted mother to Christine and (Germain) Gaudet, Martin and (Maureen) Decaire and Monique and (Gerald) Gardiner. Precious meme to Rachelle, late Julien (2011), Abigail, Sarah, Amanda, Hannah and Andrew. Dear daughter to the late Henry and Paulette Tremblay. Beloved sister to Michael and (Coral) Tremblay, Anna Marie Durocher wife to the late Daniel, Yvette and (Bob) Bulmer, Henry Tremblay and Daniel and (Patti) Tremblay, late Anita Tremblay, late Claire Dufault, late Marcel Tremblay. Dear daughter-in-law to the late Bernard and Edna Decaire. Pauline will be missed by her many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends. A member of the Ontario Scarlet Nobles and Ladies. Pauline was an inspiration to everyone. Her courageous and hard fought battle with cancer never got her down, she was there to help anyone at any time with a beautiful smile that never left her face. The family would like to send a very special thank you to Dr Gupta, Dr. Pan, Dr Alam, the staff of the Windsor and Essex Cancer Centre Foundation, to all the nursing staff at Hospice of Windsor, and a very special thank you to Jessica from Bayshore. If you so desire, memorial donations to Hospice of Windsor, The Unemployment Help Centre Food Bank would be appreciated by family. Visiting Thursday 7-9 p.m. Friday 2-5, 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers Friday 4:30 p.m. at Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Saturday, family and friends are invited to meet at Corpus Christi Church (1400 Cabana Rd W) from 10 a.m. until time of mass at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at
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OKSANEN, Helen Louise (nee Boyton)

Posted by on October 7, 2014

Passed away suddenly on October 6, 2014 at the age of 84 years. True love of 66 and a half years to Ilkka. Cherished mother of Susan and Rick Kolyvek, Lisbeth Oksanen and John Harwood, Peter and Tracy Oksanen, and David Oksanen and reunited with son Mark (1978). Loving and giving grandmother of Tara Newman and Simone Sgarbanti, Jenna and Rich Cane, Lane Kolyvek, Karri Oksanen (2012), Dana Kolyvek, Lexi Oksanen, and special G.G. to Hudson Cane. Loving sister in law of Anja McKenzie. Lovingly missed aunt of Betsy and Graham and special aunt of Bruce, Margo, and Cindy.  Helen Louise was a graduate nurse of Grace Hospital and nursed in many hospital settings. Visiting Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service Friday 11:30 am at 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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Paprosky, Leona “Lee”

Posted by on October 6, 2014

web_Paprosky_leona(1)Peacefully on October 5, 2014 with her loving family by her side. Beloved wife of the late Leo. Dearest mother of Wayne and wife Susan, Gail Tolmie and husband Rick. Treasured Nana of Sheena, Nicole, Christopher and Alexa. Survived by her siblings, Caroline Hodgkinson and Edward Tiede and the late Leo Tiede, Marie Wallace, Werner Tiede and Gerald Tiede. Lee will be sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. Lee was an extremely active and dedicated member of St. Mark’s By the Lake Church. She received the distinguished 2008 Bishop’s Award of Excellence in Ministry. Lee was also a long time devoted member of the Windsor Yacht Club. Spending time and caring for her family was her life’s passion and her zest for life will be deeply missed by all. If you so desire, donations to St. Mark’s By the Lake Church Building Fund would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Wednesday 2:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Parish prayers at 4:30 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor (519-969-5841). On Thursday, family and friends are invited to St. Mark’s by the Lake Church, 150 St. Mark’s Road, Tecumseh, after 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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KING, Miranda

Posted by on October 6, 2014

web_king_mirandaIt is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Miranda. Beloved daughter of Laura Parsons and Mike King. Loving sister of Kayla, Josslyn, Shelby, Josh, Dylan and Logan. Dearly loved by uncle Norm and aunt Trish Lalonde, Jonathan, Jason, Jeremy, Kaylee and Hope. Loving aunt of Kiera and Leandro. Miranda will be sadly missed by many, grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles and dear friends. If you so desire, donations to the Humane Society would be appreciated by the familyVisiting Thursday 3-5 & 7-9pm. Funeral Service at 1:00pm 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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Korac, Andjelko “Andy”

Posted by on October 6, 2014

WEB_KorocPeacefully on October 5, 2014 at the age of 78, with his loving family by his side. Predeceased by his wife Mirna (1990). Beloved father of Sue Lunardi and husband Dan, John and wife Paula Koppert. Treasured Djedo of Nina, Natalie, Kate, Marissa, Jessica and Brianna. Survived by his sisters, Ruza and Ankica, and many nieces and nephews in Croatia. To provide a better life for his family, Andy immigrated to Canada in 1968. He enjoyed a long career in the machine building industry working at ITL, General Motors, and his own company, Intercontinental Machinery. He later worked at Chrysler Canada until his retirement. Andy had a lifelong passion for gardening, a pursuit that he enjoyed sharing with his grandchildren. If you so desire, donations to The Downtown Mission of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Tuesday 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Prayers at 4:30 p.m. Funeral Service Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at familiesfirst.ca

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Kotevski, Menka (Mila)

Posted by on October 6, 2014

Suddenly on October 5, 2014 at 74 years of age. Cherished wife of the late Blagoja Kotevski. Loving mother of the late Tony Kotevski (1999) and of Lidija and husband Kico Nikolovski. Adored Baba of Kristina (Gabriel) and Jennifer. Loved sister of Kristo and wife Marica, Kivca and husband Dusan, Ruza and the late Bore and Cvetla and the late Krste. She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Visiting Thursday 3-5pm and 7-9pm with prayers at 7:30p.m. Funeral Friday 9:15 a.m. leaving from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to St. Nicholas Macedonian Church for funeral service at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Windsor Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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RAMLOCHAN, Vicenta “Vicky” (nee Llamas)

Posted by on October 6, 2014

web_Ramlochan, VincentaPeacefully, surrounded by family on October 4, 2014 at the age of 71 at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Vicky “Itak” was born on January 27, 1943 in Guimaras, Philippines. Devoted mother to Gina Ramlochan. Beloved Aunt to Godfreey (Leah) Llamas. Playful Lola to Matt and Nate whom she spoiled and adored. Loving Godmother, Lola, Nanay, Cousin, Tita, Auntie, Sister and Friend to many who she loved dearly. Vicky was a proud member of the Katilingban Sang Ilongo, Filipino Community Centre and FILSOR. Vicky was a woman of strong Faith and active in many prayer groups especially Rosa Mystica Apostolate and Catholic Devotions Apostolate. She will be remembered for her generosity, her exceptional cooking skills and her zest of life. To know Vicky, was to love her and she will be greatly missed. If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Thursday from 3-5 p.m., 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 3-9 p.m. Prayers Friday at 4:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Relatives and friends are invited to join the family on Saturday, promptly at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (804 Grand Marais Rd. East) for Funeral Mass. Interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Langlois, Gérard

Posted by on October 5, 2014

web_langlois_gerardVétéran de la 2e Guerre Mondiale est décédé le 5 octobre, 2014 à l’âge de 89 ans. Prédécédé par ses parents Philippe Langlois et Laurentine Besner, ses frères Rodrigue et Laurent, ses soeurs Cécile et Mirella. Il laisse son épouse Noëlla Bissonnette et ses enfants René, Marc (Renée) Gatineau, Qc, et Anne, ainsi que son petit-fils Olivier; ses soeurs Françoise et Lucille (Garfield) Cornwall, son frère Raymond (Dorothy) Sudbury. Mineur à Sudbury pendant plus de 35 ans. Merci au personnel de Huron Lodge pour les bons soins et leur dévouement. La famille recevra les condoléances au Salon Families First , 3260 Dougall Ave., South Windsor (519)969-5841 le mercredi, 8 octobre de 9h30 à10h15 suivit de la messe des funérailles en l’église Saint-Jérôme à 11h. Inhumation au cimetière de Plantagenet, ON à une date ultérieure. Vos témoignages de sympathie peuvent se traduire par un don de votre choix. Voir site web www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Mady, Raymond Marcel

Posted by on October 5, 2014

WEB_Mady_RaymondRaymond passed away peacefully on October 5, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He leaves behind his cherished wife Paz and daughter Geralyn. Ray’s wife and daughter together with his brother and sisters, and the Jirash family, mourn the loss of a beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, whose life enriched their lives beyond measure. Dearest brother of Gloria Tanoury, Helen Robinson, Lorice (Lori) Malott (Wayne), Diana Mady Kelly (Don Park), Judy Dales (Peter), Charles Mady, and the late Renee Jacobs, Joyce Mabarak, Philip Mady Jr. Beloved uncle of many nieces and nephews; dear friend and brother-in-law of Joyce Mady. Raymond was born in Marseille France on Jan. 18, 1926. His parents, Sylvia (Acar) and Philip Mady, en route from Lebanon, left Marseille and headed for Montreal when Ray was a baby. The family settled in Windsor, Ontario. Ray had a long and successful career as a respected and trusted business man. In 1952 he started Mady’s Produce Company which thrived for 30 years. Throughout his life, Ray possessed a profound altruistic spirit carrying out his many activities, duties, and responsibilities with boundless energy, creativity, generosity, and sensitivity. In 1992 Ray was ordained a deacon in the Roman Catholic Church, Maronite rite. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for over 60 years, a member of the Deacon Support Staff and the Ecumenical Commission for the London diocese; council member for Christ the King and St. Peter parishes. His years of service include contributions to several organizations including the Inn of Windsor for single mothers; Catholic Family Service Bureau; Catholic Information Centre; Christian Culture Series. He was awarded an honorary lifetime member of the Canadian Chefs de Cuisine for his service as member and as its national chaplain. He served as co-chaplain at Catholic Central High School. He was a member of the Windsor Jail Ministry. He was also a member of UNICEF whose aid was directed to war-torn Lebanon. He was awarded medals of honour from the World Lebanese Cultural Union and the Ministry of Citizenship and Culture for Ontario. Thank you for the care and support of the nursing staff, Hotel Dieu 2nd floor north; Dr. Rao; Dr.Cohen, Hospice of Windsor-Essex. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to St. Peter’s Church or Hospice of Windsor-Essex. Visiting Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm with Knights of Columbus prayers at 7:30 p.m. followed by Parish prayers Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. Funeral Thursday 9:30am leaving from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to St. Peter’s Maronite Church for Mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Soanes, Eileen (nee Morand)

Posted by on October 5, 2014

WEB_Soanes_MarieEileen is living in Gods love after passing away peacefully, following a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family on October 4, 2014 at 89 years of age. Beloved wife of 69 years to George.  Cherished mother of Michael (Sharon), Dennis (Madeline), Debbie Gignac (Brad Wogan), and Chris (Lorne Clarke).  Adored “gramma” of Melissa (Sean), and Sean (Stephanie); Denise, and Diane (Michael); Tiffany (Kevin), and Dot (Kevin); and Lexi.  Loving great-grandmother of 9.  She will be sadly missed by her many siblings, in-laws, nieces, nephews and the ladies of the Mission Group at OLMC.  In keeping with Eileen’s giving heart, in lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Food for Children, c/o Frank Chauvin (892 St. Mary’s Blvd. Windsor, ON N8S 2T9) would be appreciated by the family.  Cremation has taken place.  On Wednesday, family and friends are invited to meet after 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 4401 Mount Royal Dr., until the time of the Memorial Mass at 11:30 p.m.  Arrangements entrusted to Families First, 3260 Dougall Ave, South Windsor (519)-969-5841 Share memories, photos or make a donation at
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Gould, Shirley Lavoie (nee Davey)

Posted by on October 5, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Shirley on October 3, 2014 at 66 years of age. Daughter of Mary Woodward and the late Elwood Davey (Bubsy). Loving wife of Raymond Joseph Gould. Mother of Peter Francis Charles Lavoie (Lisa). Stepmom of Roger Gilbert Gould (Colleen) and Ronald Phillip Gould (Susan). Treasured grandmother of Mandy Lewis (London, ON), Zachery Bennett (Calgary, Alberta), Jennifer Gould, Miranda Lavoie, Denver Gould, Hailee Lavoie, Levi Gould and Jessica Gould. Sister of Edward Joseph Davey (1994), Christine Marie McIntosh of Windsor, Pat Waryasz of Michigan. Special sister-in-law to Donna Lavoie. If you so desire, donations to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital or to the Unemployed Help Center would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation Tuesday from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service Wednesday 1:00 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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JONES, Josephine “Jo” (nee Kearns)

Posted by on October 2, 2014

web_jones ritaPassed away peacefully on October 2, 2014, surrounded by her family at the age of 91 at The Village of Aspen Lake. Our mother is predeceased only days ago by her loving husband and best friend for the past 68 years, Herb Jones. Our mom is survived by her 6 children, Ginny Moeser (Jim), Mike (Susan), Bobbie Coote (Chris), Marty (Linda), Nancy Sisti (Tony), and Paul (Cori). Proud grandmother of Andy and Stephanie; Geoff, Kristen, Darren and Andrea; Hillary, Graham and Jesse; the late Bryson (2008); Michael and Christina; and Ryan. She is also survived by 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Michael and Lucy Kearns and by her sisters Dora, Marg, Myrna and Carmel. Jo met Herb during the Second World War in her hometown of Saint John, New Brunswick while Dad was serving in the navy. Our Mom devoted her life raising and caring for her children and volunteered countless hours at Windsor Western Hospital during the 1970’s and 1980’s. She inherited her father’s passion for baking and developed such a homegrown talent as a cook of comfort food for her family that many of her recipes for dinners and desserts were published over the years in local newspapers and magazines. Our family fondly remembers her traditional Sunday dinners of roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. She was a prolific knitter and has left our family a legacy with many handmade sweaters. Our Mom’s steadfast devotion to our Dad and our family, her generous and tender, loving kindness, will be missed by all who knew her. A very special thank you to the wonderful staff at The Village of Aspen Lake for their loving care over these past three and a half years, and to the residents and their families who became her second family. Words cannot express our heartfelt gratitude as we all share in the passing of our mother. We take great comfort in knowing that Mom is once again reunited with Dad, and so it should be. If you so desire, donations to the Arthritis Society or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Sunday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. 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 10:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass at 11:30 a.m. Cremation to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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SABOURIN, Rachelle Marie-Jeanne

Posted by on October 1, 2014

In loving memory of Rachelle Marie-Jeanne Sabourin, Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare Palliative Unit in Windsor, Ontario. Beloved daughter of Richard and Marie-Ange (Paquin) both predeceased. Predeceased by brothers Gilles (Elise), Denis (Bella) and Laurent. Loving aunt of Diane Wilkins (Geof), Roger (Cindy), Richard, Robert (Selina) and Lisa (Steve), predeceased by Ronald. She loved her “Windsor” family dearly, Dorothy, John and Mark Drouin, Diane Giguere and John Blok. Born in Windsor, she resided in Sudbury as well as Fabre, Quebec before returning to Windsor and working for Champion Spark Plugs for 28 years. She is known for her selfless and unconditional love of dogs. A private family interment will be held in Sudbury, Ontario. Donations to the Windsor-Essex County Humane Society in Rachelle’s honour would be appreciated. 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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McKerrow, Robert “RKro” “Kro”

Posted by on October 1, 2014

Suddenly on September 29, 2014 at 43 years of age. Cherished husband and best friend of Nicole. Adored father of Shelby Lynn and Robert Brendan. Predeceased by his parents Robert Donald “Kro” and Ann. Dear brother of John Kirk McKerrow and wife Kristen. He will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews. Rob was a long-time coach with the Oakville Hornets, MOHA and OMBA. He proudly spent many hours coaching both Shelby and Brendan with hockey. Rob was an employee of Chrysler for many years.In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or to an Educational Trust Fund for Shelby Lynn and Robert Brendan McKerrow would be appreciated by the family.Visiting Friday 3:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Funeral Saturday 12:00 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment to follow at Victoria Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Charette, Hector

Posted by on September 30, 2014

Passed away peacefully on September 29, 2014 at the age of 87. Loving husband to the late Helen (1997). Dearest father to Michele (Douglas) Watson, and Renee Laird. Adored Pipi to Tarryn, Gregory and Jesse and great-grandfather to Ava and Dane. Memorial visitation Friday 12 noon until time of service at 2:00 p.m. at Families First 2130 Front Road LaSalle 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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CADA, Kristin

Posted by on September 30, 2014

web_Cada _KristinWith much sadness and sorrow Tim, Sarah and Dave regret to announce the sudden passing of Kristin of natural causes on September 29, 2014 at age 49. Best friend and love of his life, Kris will be sadly missed by her husband Tim. Kristin was a mother, friend, confidant and inspiration to her children Dave and Sarah. Kris’ mother Marilyn, her best sister ever Michele, niece Megan, former brother-in-law Kelly profoundly miss her. Kristin loved time spent with family, relatives and close friends and will be missed by all whose life she touched. Joining her father Robert in heaven Kristin leaves an absence in her families’ lives and hearts that will be felt forever. Kristin will be missed by her many friends in Windsor’s equestrian community along with her friends at the Windsor Yacht Club and her fellow Shoppers Drug Mart associates, co-workers and pharmacists. Kristin was a graduate of the University of Manitoba School of Pharmacy and she possessed a passion for helping people and proudly enjoyed her career as a pharmacist. Passionate about her horses, Kristin lived the life she dreamed of and built for her family. Kristin’s horses Cody, Honey and Essa will all miss their mom and the unconditional love she had for them. Kristin’s legacy and the lives she touched will long be remembered. If you so desire, donations to the Hospice of Windsor or Second Start Thoroughbred Organization would be appreciated. Visitation Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Prayers Friday 4:30 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor (519-969-5841). On Saturday, family and friends are invited to meet at St. John Vianney Church, 385 Dieppe St. after 1 p.m. for Words of Remembrance at 1:45 p.m., followed by funeral Mass at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Pederson, Garry

Posted by on September 30, 2014

Peacefully on September 29, 2014 at 65 years of age. Visiting Thursday 11:30am until time of Prayer Service at 12:30pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Intermnet to follow Windsor Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Matte, Charles (Chuck) C.

Posted by on September 30, 2014

Peacefully at home in Grand Bend on September 26, 2014 at the age of 73. Beloved husband of 45 years and best friend of Linda Matte. Devoted father of Jeffery and wife Mercedes, Laurie Matte and husband Stephen Dupuis. Adoring grandpa of Samantha Matte. Loving brother of Dolores Bellemore and brother-in-law of Cindy Tiede. Caring uncle of Tammy Bellemore, Sasha and Heidi Tiede and great uncle of Dalton Bellemore. Chuck was a dedicated firefighter with the Windsor Fire Service for 36 years, retiring as District Chief. He was also a Third Degree Member of The Knights of Columbus, Council # 4924. Chuck was a devoted family man and the kind of person who genuinely cared for those around him. He was a loyal, hardworking man who was respected by those who knew him and will be fondly remembered by many. He shared a love of fishing, sports, cars, and especially family getaways. Chuck will be deeply missed and his memory will be treasured. If you so desire, donations to Cystic Fibrosis Canada would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Thursday 3:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Knights of Columbus prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Service Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Families First East Windsor, 1065 Lauzon Road (519-969-5841). Interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.familiesfirst.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

BENDECK, Donna (nee Barnes)

Posted by on September 29, 2014

Passed away peacefully on September 28, 2014 at the age of 74 years, with her family by her side. Beloved wife of John for 54 years. Loving mother of Jerry Bendeck, Dr. Michelle Bendeck and husband Michael Butler. Missed by sister and brother in law, Violet and George Robinson. Special aunt to Richard Robinson, David Robinson, and Susan Turner. Donna was a respected teacher with the Catholic Board, bank teller, and cashier at Casino Windsor. Visiting Wednesday from 1:30pm until time of Funeral Service at 3pm at Families First 2130 Front Rd, LaSalle 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

LOMBARDO, Stefano

Posted by on September 29, 2014

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It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Stefano on Sunday September 28, 2014 at the age of 94. Loving husband of 69 years to Angela (Gulotta). Dearest father of Paula (Elio) D’Angela, Grace (Maurice) Doiron, Sebastian (Pam) Lombardo and Josie D’Andrea (Michael Ciapanna). Adored Nonno of Angie (Trevor), Stephanie (Edward), Melissa, Andrew, Kevin and Daniel. Great-Nonno of Leila, Payton and Olivia. Survived by sister-in-laws Gaetana Caradonna and Antonina Artale, as well as many nieces and nephews from Canada and Italy. Stefano was a veteran of WWII and immigrated to Canada in 1953 aboard the S.S. Conte Biancamano with his wife and eldest daughter. Stefano was a proud member of Local 444 (Chrysler Canada) and Giovanni Caboto Club. He enjoyed entertaining others with numerous stories of past experiences, good food and family gatherings. He will be forever remembered for his dedication to, and love for his family and friends. If you so desire, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Tuesday 7-9 p.m. Wednesday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Thursday at 10:15 a.m. from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to St. Angela Merici for Mass at 11:00 a.m. Entombment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor