Maden, Henry

Posted by on June 23, 2016

Passed away on June 20, 2016 in his 96th year with family by his side at Country Village, Woodslee. web_Maden_HenryLoving husband of Elizabeth (nee Van Opdorp) for almost 70 years.  Dearest father of Mary and husband Jim St. Pierre, Cisco, Bill (2015) and wife Jill, Adrian and wife Judi (2015).  Cherished Opa of Tim (Teri), Lisa, Cindy (Mark), Andy (Dawn), Jason (Paola), Melissa, Marshall (Karen), Mackenzie (Evan), Branwen (Scott) and Joshua.  Great-Opa to 13 great-grandchildren.  Survived by siblings Joan Broeders and Bill (Catharina) of Essex County; Jan (Riet) and Joop (Mieke) of Holland.  Predeceased by siblings Tonni Van Egmond, Gerry, Frank, Jeanne Uljee, Peet, Liesje and Lies Heynen.  Henry was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #4555, Woodslee and an avid bridge player and bike rider. Special thanks to the Support Staff at Country Village for their outstanding compassionate care of Henry and Elizabeth.  If you so desire, memorial donations to Windsor-Essex County ALS Society would be appreciated.  Visiting Friday 3-5:30pm with K of C prayers at 4pm at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Saturday, family and friends are invited to meet at St. John the Evangelist Church (1688 County Road 46, Woodslee) after 10am followed by Funeral Mass at 11am.  Burial St. John’s Cemetery, Woodslee.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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GELLNER, Anne Elizabeth (née Lang)

Posted by on June 8, 2016

http://www.familiesfirst.caweb_Gellner_Anne Late of Windsor, entered in the presence of her Saviour on June 7, 2016, at the age of 78, following a brief illness.  Beloved wife of John; cherished mother to Roy (Beth) of Belle River, and John James, of Windsor; and treasured Grams to Andrew John.  She is predeceased by her parents, Roy and Lillian Lang, brother, Lawrence Donald Miller, daughter-in-law, Patricia Papp (2006), and nieces Patricia and Lillian Miller.  Anne also leaves behind several cousins, nieces and nephews and other extended family members, and a multitude to whom she was a devoted friend and confidante.  In addition to being a passionate writer and poet, she was a member of the Canadian Vietnam Veterans Memorial Association, Larry S. Semeniuk Chapter, Associate member of the RCL Branch #143 and a tireless contributor to her faith community, ministering to friends and strangers alike with her encouraging words and kind deeds.  In accordance with Anne’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  Friends are invited to join the family for a time of remembrance, to be held Saturday June 11, 2016, from 3 to 5, and from 7p.m.until time of Memorial service at 8:00 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Anne’s name to Banwell Community Church, or to Wounded Warriors Canada (www.woundedwarriors.ca), would be appreciated by the family. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Shpak, Gladys (nee Haines)

Posted by on June 8, 2016

web_shpak gladysPassed into paradise at the age of 88 on June 6, 2016. She was the mother of 8, Bill (Sue), Dave, Robert (Jeannette, 2015), Rick, Wendy Hachey (Art), Andy, Cindy Fox and Crystal. Beloved grandmother to 26, great grandmother to 55 and great great grandmother 5. Gladys will always be remembered as a loving, caring and giving person. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the chairty of your choice would be appreciated. Visiting Sunday 3-5pm and 7-9 pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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GIASSON, Josiane Diane

Posted by on June 7, 2016

March 11, 1938-June 7, 2016

I lived my life to the fullest and left on my own terms. I married my best friend, Roland, on October 11, 1958. Unfortunately he predeceased me in 1997. Together we had two wonderful sons, Mark and Robert. I lost Mark in 2005 and his wife Kim shortly thereafter. I am survived by my son Robert and daughter-in-law Julie. I am also survived by my four lovely grandchildren (Ian, Ashley, Kelly and Amy) and five great-grandchildren. I wish to be remembered as I was, not what this horrible disease does to one’s body, therefore I have requested no visitation. A celebration of my life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Transition to Betterness or The Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to 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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Brown, Shirley (nee Klingbyle)

Posted by on June 5, 2016

web_brown_shirleyPassed away peacefully on June 4, 2016 at 76 years of age.  Loving wife of the late Henry Brown (2011). Cherished mother of Paul and wife Debbie of Chilliwack, BC, Kathy and husband Tom Hamlin and Elizabeth Brown and husband Andy Drouillard. Loving grandma to Justine, Lauren, Luke, Tyler and Shaun. Sister of Barbara, Joan, Joyce of Michigan, Carol and Linda.  Sister–in-law of Betty of Burlington, Jim of Hamilton and Barb of British Columbia.  Shirley will be sadly missed by her dog Buddy.  If you so desire, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Windsor & Essex County would be appreciated by the family.  Visiting Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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Casoni, Mario

Posted by on June 3, 2016

Peacefully on June 3, 2016 at 78 years of age. Beloved husband of Maria (nee Barilotti). Cherished father of Margaret (Frank) Casoni, Carlo (Teresa) Casoni, Frank (Angela) Casoni and Mike (Cristina) Casoni. Loving Nonno of Maria, Stefania, Carlo Jr., Sebastiano, Samantha, Steven, Sara, Vittoria, Gabriella and Mario. Dear brother of Elvira (the late Saverio) Casoni, Gina (Mariano) Costenaro and the late Maria (the late Salvatore) Iacono. Dear brother-in-law of Giovanni (Giuseppina) Barilotti, Stefano (Erminia) Barilotti and Antonio Barilotti. Loving Zio to many nieces and nephews in Canada and Italy. Mario was the proud owner of Mayfair Barber Shop for over 47 years, located at 315 Wyandotte St, West. He was a very proud member of the Ciociaro Club, Caboto Club, and was an avid bocce player. If you so desire, donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Monday 3-5 & 7-9pm. Prayers Monday 4:30pm. Funeral Tuesday at 8:45 am from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to St. Angela Merici Church for Funeral Mass at 9:30 am. Entombment to follow Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Bennett, Jeff

Posted by on June 3, 2016

WEB_Bennett_JeffPassed away suddenly, surrounded by his loving family, on June 2, 2016 at 50 years of age.  Beloved partner of 10 years to Armand Gaudette.  Cherished and devoted father of Josh, and Jayme and their mother Tracy. Adored son of Barbara and the late Marvin Sr. Dear son-in-law of Madeline Gaudette.  Loving brother of Lori, Marv & wife Karen, and Glenn & wife Patty.  Jeff was devoted and loved Armand’s sons Mike Gaudette and Matt Gaudette and their mother Linda Gaudette very much.  He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Cremation has taken place.  Memorial visitation on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841  Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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Rohrer, Michael Christopher

Posted by on May 29, 2016

web_rohrer_michaelIt is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, father, son, brother and uncle on May 28, 2016 at 45 years of age. Beloved husband and best friend of 18 years to Dee (nee Lesney). Inspiring and devoted dad of Hannah, Michael and Grace. Cherished and loving son of Edward & Cynthia Gorski and the late John William Rohrer (1977). Dear son-in-law of Ken & Carol Lesney. Loved grandson of Amelia & late Mitch Gorski, late Genevieve & Alex Kudrey and late Barbara & Bryce Rohrer. Dedicated and amazingly supportive brother of Bill Rohrer, Jennifer Rohrer and Stacey & Brian Fuhr. Treasured brother-in-law of Colleen & Robert Reisner, Jennifer Lesney and Michael Lesney. Supportive and loving Uncle of Kayla, Alexandria, Julia, Tyler, Will, Rocco and Harry. Mike was a well-respected local Real Estate Appraiser, as well as Government Relations for the Rail Tunnel, QP Consulting, a well-known Councillor for the Town of Tecumseh and was appointed to numerous quasi-judicial government boards. He was a long-time member of the PC Party, ran locally and worked at Queens Park. He was a devoted parishioner of Good Shephard Parish (St. Gregory’s) and a Eucharistic Minister, he also sat on the seminarian review board. He was a passionate leader who united and gave selflessly to his community and worked tirelessly to save St. Gregory School. Mike was an avid boater and a member of the DYC, WYC and Beach Grove Golf & Country Club. Mike was a devoted friend to many and will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all who knew him. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Tuesday 3-5pm & 7-9pm and Wednesday 3-5pm & 7-9pm at Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor 519-969-5841. On Thursday, family and friends are invited to meet at Good Shephard Parish (St. Gregory’s, 13789 St. Gregory, Tecumseh), for Words of Tribute at 10:45am and Funeral Mass at 11am. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Gallana, Linda (nee Manahan)

Posted by on May 29, 2016

web_gallana_erlindaWelcomed into the arms of her Lord and reunited with her beloved daughter Gladys, on May 29, 2016 at 76 years of age. Cherished wife of Victor for 55 years. Beloved mother of Gilbert (Jenny)  Gallana. Loving Grandmother of Dianne, Dan, Erin Joyce and Ethan Gallana. Dear sister of Leon Dante (Ofelia) Manahan, Rafael (Linda) Manahan and Virginia (Jerry) Lemay. Linda will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews and dear friends. If you so desire, donations to Holy Name of Mary Church, would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Wednesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Thursday, family and friends are invited to meet after 10:30am at Assumption Parish, Holy Name of Mary Church (711 McEwan Ave.) until time of Funeral Mass at 11:30am. Procession to Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Martindale, Len

Posted by on May 26, 2016

web_martindale_leonardIt is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Len.  On May 25, 2016 at the age of 62, Len went home to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  Beloved husband of 41 years to Pat (nee Mentley).  Cherished father of Scott & Tiffany, and Jeff.  Beyond adored “G-Pa” of Gracie and Rosie.  Loving son of Marilyn and the late Niles Martindale.  Favourite son-in-law of Ed and the late Dolores Mentley.  Dear brother of Ron, Bob, Mary Kay and husband Hal Pinch, David and his wife Cathy, and Maureen and husband Jeff Van Hook.  Loving brother-in-law of Vickie Gangnier (Brian), Eddie Mentley (Sharon), Brian Mentley (Mary Beth), Kim Feimer, Kathy Stewart (John), and Darryl Mentley (Nicole).  He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Len began working alongside his father at the age of 5, at his mother’s request, at their family business Martindale Window and Door Inc.  He was very proud to carry on the family business that was founded in 1943, and continued to do so with his sons, Scott and Jeff.  There is no one that lived life larger or laughed louder than he did.  His motto was: “If you can’t have fun, don’t do it, OK?”.  From sky diving to ballroom dancing, there was nothing he wouldn’t try.  He loved life and his family to the fullest.  Len believed that there are “givers and takers” and in honour of this, he was able to give the ultimate gift of organ donation through the Trillium Gift of Life.  If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Visiting Sunday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841  On Monday, family and friends are invited to meet at Heritage Park Alliance Church, 2501 6th Concession Rd. (LaSalle) for a celebration of Len’s life at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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Proulx, Dorothy (nee Mongeau)

Posted by on May 25, 2016

December 2, 1924-May 24, 2016web_Proulx_Dorothy

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother, Dorothy. Dear wife of the late Roland (1960). Cherished mother of Michelle Jones (late Dale), Anita, Paul (Kim), Mary Ellen Renaud (Ken), Elise (Allan). Treasured grandmother of Shawna (Nolan), Lindsay (Ryan), Joshua (Jaclyn), Evan. Proud great-grandmother of Gavin, Emmett, Vivienne and twins due in October. Predeceased by loving brothers Lawrence, Clarence (Lula), Russell and Marwood. Survived by her dear sister Bernice (George Rice) and sisters-in-law Frances Mongeau and Margaret Mongeau and brother-in-law Robert Proulx (Irene). Sadly missed by sisters-in-law Marcella and Jeanne Proulx. They, along with our late Méme Proulx were an unending source of love and support to Dorothy and family throughout the years. Dear aunt of several nieces and nephews. Widowed at a very young age, Dorothy will be remembered for her gentleness and unwavering love and devotion to her children. A special thank you to the staff of Sunrise Assisted Living and Riverside Place for their compassionate care. If you so desire, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Visitation will take place on Friday, May 27, 2016, 3-5pm and 7-9pm with parish prayers at 4:30pm at Families First, 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Friends and family are invited to meet at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (834 Raymo Rd.) for her Mass of Christian burial on Saturday May 28, 2016 at 11:00am. Interment to follow at St. Alphonsus Cemetery.

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STACHOW, Darryl “Mikey” (nee Washbrook)

Posted by on May 24, 2016

web_Stachow_Darryl71 years, passed away peacefully May 23, 2016. Beloved wife for 52 years of Ron. Cherished mother of Ron Jr (Cherylann), Sandi Ternahan (Carl), John (Jamie-Lynne) and Paul (Helen). Loving grandmother of 13 grandchildren. Predeceased by her sister Carol Ann Salter and brother Richard Washbrook. Dear sister-in-law of Peter Salter and Sandy Washbrook. Sadly missed by her feline companion Boots as well as her nieces, nephews, family and friends. If you so desire, donations to the CCAC would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Friday after 10 am until the time of funeral service at 11:30 am 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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SPADAFORA, Orlando

Posted by on May 24, 2016

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our loving husband and father on May 23rd, 2016 at 73 years of age. Predeceased by his parents Domenico & Elena Spadafora. He leaves behind his loving wife Ann (nee Hastings) of 47 years, his children Matthew, Alison (Mathew Broschak) and Melissa. Survived by siblings Rosina Pizzo (the late Antonio), Anita Mannarino (Thomasso), Joanne Soave (Albert) and Frank Spadafora. He will be missed by many extended family members and friends. Orlando was born in Sant’Ippolitto, Italy and emigrated to Canada with his family at 14 years old.  A proud Italian-Canadian, he could be found on Erie St. every Saturday morning. He loved soccer, cars, spending time with his family and his beloved fig tree. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Sunday 3-5pm & 7-9pm with parish prayers at 4:30pm. Funeral Monday 10:15am from FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841, to St. Angela Merici Church (980 Louis Ave.) for Mass at 11am. Entombment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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GRANO, Giuseppe “Joe”

Posted by on May 23, 2016

web_Grano_GuiseppePassed away peacefully with family by his side on May 22, 2016 at 90 years of age.  Cherished husband of Rosina (nee Berardi) for 66 years.  Devoted father of Teresa Guarasci and Frank (the late Tony 2009), the late Eugene (2013) and Lena, Ermanna and Emilio Filice.  Loving and treasured Nonno of Anthony and Kasia, Lisa and Bill, Amy and Enrico, Robert and Marjan, Joe and Courtney, Stephanie, Marco and Elisa, Jessica and Cory and Sonia.  Special bis-nonno of Luca, Gabriella, Nicolas, Matteo, Viviana and Dante.  Beloved son of the late Eugenio and Rosina.  Brother of Francesco and Ida, Gina and predeceased by Chiarina and Eugenio, Marietta, Amelia and Guido & Antonio.  Son-in-law of the late Giuseppe and Teresina Berardi.  Brother-in-law of Elena and the late Vincenzo, Albina and Ettore & the late Maria and the late Cesare.   Will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews in Windsor, Italy, Vancouver and Toronto.  Giuseppe was born in Mangone, Italy and immigrated to Windsor in 1964.  Nonno lived for his family and his eyes lit up when surrounded by his grandchildren who adored him.  He maintained and was proud of his garden until recently and was the #1 Maple Leaf fan, never missing a game! His will to live will always continue to inspire his family.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation or United Way Windsor-Essex would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Thursday May 26, 2016 from 3-5 pm & 7-9 pm. Parish Prayers Thursday 4:30 pm.  Funeral Friday 10:15 am from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to St. Angela Merici Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. Entombment Heavenly Rest Cemetery to follow. Share memories or photos at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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GREENAWAY, Kathleen Jane

Posted by on May 23, 2016

March 24, 1949 – May 22, 2016

Passed away peacefully at Huron Lodge.  Daughter of the late Bob and Jo Greenaway.  Sister of John (Nancy), Betty Jo MacDougall (Duncan), Mason (Dusty), David (Linda), Michael (Nancy) and Patrick.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  The family wishes to express thanks to the staff at Huron Lodge and Dr. Tim O’Callahan for the care they provided to Kate.  Cremation will be held, private family services entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. 

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STRADINGER, Lina (nee Schuler)

Posted by on May 23, 2016

Passed away peacefully with family by her side on May 20, 2016 at Pioneer Elder Care, St. Catharines, Ontario at 88 years of age.  Beloved wife of the late Karl (2001).  Dear mother of Monica Stradinger and her husband Jim Pound of St. Catharines, and Peter Stradinger (Diane Perissinotti).  Loving Oma of Kaitlyn and Christopher Stradinger and Great-Oma of Ava Stradinger. Also survived by relatives in Germany.  If you so desire, donations to the First Lutheran Church or Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated.  Visitation Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 10:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 11:30 a.m. at Families First, 3260 Dougall Avenue, South Windsor (519-969-5841)   with Pastor Gilvan de Azevedo officiating. Interment Victoria Memorial Gardens.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Marier, Benoit

Posted by on May 22, 2016

December 10, 1926-May 21, 2016.  Passed away at Metropolitan Hospital.  Survived by his loving wife of almost 60 years, Bernadette (Bélanger). Survived by three children: Dan (Luciana Bomben), Diane (André Letarte) and Francine Marier.  Loving grandfather of seven grandchildren: Daniela Marier-Perissinotti (Dan), Peter Marier, Philippe Letarte, Denis Letarte (Taya), Gilles Marier (Tonya Beal), Felix Marier and Anjolie Marier-Taylor and three great-grandchildren; Gilles, Ezekiel and Elijah Marier and baby Letarte on the way.  Survived by one sister Aline Harrison. Predeceased by his parents Roméo and Hélène and his siblings Jean-Jacques, Gérard, René, Joseph, Paul, Laurent Marier and Thérèse Gorski. Benoit will be missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. If you so desire, memorial donations to Transition to Betterness would be appreciated by the family.  Cremation has taken place. Memorial visiting Wednesday 2p.m. until time of Memorial service at 6:00 p.m. 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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SAUVE, Abbey Joanne

Posted by on May 22, 2016

web_sauve_abbeyOn the morning of May 21, 2016 Heaven gained the bravest sweetest girl.  Abbey you made us the proudest parents and we will always love you. You are now a superhero! Beloved eight year old daughter of Ray and Denise.  Loving sister of Nathan and Emily.  Cherished granddaughter of Paul and Yvette Sauve, Bruce and Gayle LePine and great-granddaughter of Blanche Gaudreau.  Special niece of Phil and Mary Anne Sauve, Joanne Sauve (Godmother), Michael LePine (Godfather) and finacée Katrina, David and Juliana LePine, and James LePine.  She will be missed by her cousins Elizabeth, Nicole, Zachary, Gabriel, Luisa and Julia.  Abbey was well loved by everyone who knew her including staff and students at St. John the Evangelist, her Essex Ravens hockey sisters and Cottam Brownies.  Abbey’s family wishes to thank Children’s Hospital of London (Dr. E. Cairney, Mary Ann Wilson-Sprage), Windsor Regional Hospital (Ursula Debono), Ronald McDonald House London, Childcan and Little Hands Kids for a Cause for their tremendous support and care.  If you so desire, donations to the Ronald McDonald House London would be appreciated.  Visitation Tuesday and Wednesday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Thursday, family and friends are invited to meet after 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, County Rd. 46 Woodslee followed by funeral Mass at 11 a.m.  Burial St. John Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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SOULLIERE, Roger

Posted by on May 19, 2016

Passed peacefully with loving family by his side on May 14, 2016. Loving husband to Leslie of 43 years. Proud father to Jonathan & wife Wendy. Cherished brother to Lucille (Bob) Levesque, Yvette (the late Gerry) Bernatchez, Dianne (Ron) Tousignant, Claude (Nancy) Soulliere and Phill Soulliere. Brother-in-law to Carla & Ted Campbell, David Tompkins and Jeff & Laura Tompkins and he will be sadly missed and forever remembered by many nieces and nephews. Roger was “Mr. Fix-It” who never met a lawn mower that he couldn’t fix and was always willing to give a helping hand. When Roger wasn’t tinkering he could be found relaxing with his feline friend Molly. If you so desire, donations to the family would be appreciated. Visiting Thursday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Friday 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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Reisch, Robert “Bob”

Posted by on May 19, 2016

web_Reisch_RobertPassed away on May 18, 2016 at 61 years of age. Loving father of Arielle and Allan-Michael Reisch. Cherished son of Edna and the late Frank. Dear partner of Carol Brydges. Survived by siblings Sandy Shaw (Harold), Judy Clements (Mike), Ron (Lillian) and Sharon Aylesworth. Nephew of Jack & Theresa Ibbeson (California). He will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. Bob’s greatest joy was being on his motorcycle, riding wherever the road would take him. He was a heavy equipment operator for over 30 years. He enjoyed life to the fullest, his “me-time” and will be deeply missed by all.Visiting Friday 6-9pm. Funeral Service Saturday 10am at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Burial to follow Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Brush, Pamela (nee Marwood)

Posted by on May 17, 2016

WEB_Brush_PamPassed away peacefully on May 14, 2016 at 45 years of age surrounded by her loving family. Will be missed dearly by her beloved husband Joel with whom she has shared 15 years of marriage. Loving and cherished mother to Madelyn and Gregory. Beloved daughter of Maurice Marwood and the late Betty Marwood, her step-mother Hélène Marwood and her late biological mother Jean Robinson. Dear sister to Dale Marwood, Robyn Sheahan, Robert Inks and step-brothers Lawrence and Andrew Stein. Dear daughter-in-law to Reginald and Andrea Brush. Will be missed by her brother-in-law Tyler and Nicole Brush and their children Aaron and Jill. Will also be missed by many other family members and close friends, as well as the staff and families of Stella Maris School in Amherstburg. Pam’s family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Razak and the nursing staff of 18B at Princess Margaret Hospital, Dr. Schneider, Dr. Gupta, and the nursing staff at W.R.H. Cancer Clinic for all of their care and compassion. If you desire, donations in memory of Pam may be made to the Sarcoma Medical Oncology Research Fund, Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation (1-866-224-6560 or at www.thepmcf.ca) and would be appreciated by the family. Visitation will be held on, Thursday from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Friday May 20, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. from Families First Funeral Home Amherstburg, 585 Sandwich St. S. 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at FamiliesFirst.ca

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Bettany, Dale

Posted by on May 14, 2016

WEB_bettany_daleAugust 24, 1951 – May 14, 2016

Today I released the greatest man on earth into the loving arms of our Almighty God.  Dale you have been the love of my life, my husband and best friend for 42 years.  You were my favourite hippy and forever my hero.  I have nothing but gratitude in my heart for every valley and mountain top we experienced together.  My constant anchor that made this world “safe” for me, you were the greatest father to your 4 sons Joel (Heather), Daniel (Julie), Joshua (Donna), and Jesse.  Papa to Bryanna and Lunden.  Brother to Jane Schultz, Chap (Sharron), and Ted.  Dale had many loving nieces and nephews.  I am so thankful for all my loving friends and family that have surrounded us through this difficult time, too many to mention but you know who you are.  Forever in my heart your loving wife Robin.  Cremation has taken place.  A memorial visitation will be held on Tuesday May 17, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until the time of the memorial service celebrating Dale’s life at 7:00 p.m. at Families First Funeral Home 3260 Dougall Ave., South Windsor (519-969-5841).  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Gray, Sylvia (nee Guay)

Posted by on May 14, 2016

WEB_Gray_SylviaPeacefully on May 13, 2016 at 95 years of age.  Beloved wife of the late Arthur. Cherished mother of Gary Gray (Joan), Kenneth Gray (Myra), Nancy Mooney (Jerry), Heather Gray, and William Gray (Sue). Loving “Nanny” of Lisa, Jennifer and Rebecca Gray and special great-grandma of Emma. Predeceased by her parents Ted and Laura Guay. Sister of Vivian and her late husband Gerry Landriault and the late Jean. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor and Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 On Wednesday, family and friends are invited to Corpus Christi Church (1400 Cabana Rd W) after 11:30 a.m. until the time of the mass at 12:00 p.m. Cremation to Follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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REAUME, Richard “Rick” Randolph

Posted by on May 12, 2016

web_Rick_ReaumeBorn March 27, 1945 and passed away on May 9, 2016.

Beloved husband of the late Sylvia (nee Tomkins 2012). Loved father of Todd and Sarah. Loving son of the late Thomas & Melba Reaume. Dear brother of William “Bill” (Kerstin), Thomas (Clara), the late Deborah Taylor (Dan), Pamela Bondy-Holmes (the late Jim), Gerald (Lila), Mary-Lou Giroux (Rick), the late Clarence “Ron” (Jenny), the late Charlene, the late Jeffrey, Timothy “Tim”, Jonathan (the late Cheryl) and Christina Hamlin. Rick will be missed by 26 nieces, nephews, many great nieces and great nephews. He was a Local 444 Unifor representative for 40 years. Prior to his retirement, he was first elected as steward in the stock division and elevated to being elected Executive Vice-President of Local 444. He was a member of the Unifor National Retiree’s Executive Council, Local 444 – Unifor Retiree’s Executive and Unifor Guardian Retiree’s Council. He was a National Unifor Recreation Chairperson for over two decades, volunteering numerous times, ensuring that members and their families enjoyed sports and recreational activities. He won the distinguished Annual Charlie Brooks Award in 2013, recognizing his labour and community activism. He was the delegate to the Windsor District Labour Council for three decades. He served on the Hotel Dieu Hospital Board for nine years as Labour Liaison and served on the Board of Windsor/Essex Community Living, and was a huge advocate in support of the Alzheimer’s Society in memory of his lovely wife, Sylvia.  A special thanks to the staff at Dr. Y Emara Complex Care Centre and the doctors and nurses at WHR – Ouellette Campus, ICU and 6 North.

If you so desire, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Windsor & Essex County would be appreciated by the family.

Visitation Thursday May 12, 2016 from 3 – 5 pm & 7 – 9 pm. Funeral Service Friday 11:30 am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Maria Pedro (nee Miranda)

Posted by on April 25, 2016

web_pedro mariaPassed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on April 25, 2016 at 79 years of age. Reunited with her beloved husband Jose (2010). Cherished mother of Emiliana (Jose) Pavao, Joe (Carol) Pedro, Natalie (Ron) Kosluk, George (Teresa) Pedro, Louis (Lucy) Pedro, and Walter (Brenda) Pedro. Loving “Avo“ (grandma) of Nancy, Christina, Michael, Rickie, Jennifer, Johnny, Brian, Melissa, Matthew, Jason, Elizabeth, Cody, Samantha and great-grandma of Lucas, Nicholas, Bianca, Kayle, Tara, Braeden, Sydney, Xavier and Zander. Maria will be reunited with her siblings in Heaven. Special thank you to the staff at Ouellette Campus for their care and compassion. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Wednesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Prayers Wednesday at 4:30pm. Funeral Thursday 10:15am from to Our Lady of Mount Carmel for Mass at 11:00am. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor