Lesperance, Ronald

Posted by on July 4, 2016

WEB_Lesperance_RonaldIt is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ronald Lesperance on July 3, 2016 at 88 years of age. Beloved husband of Cora (nee Atherton) for 65 years. Loving father of Linda (Shawn) Glover and Mary (David) Gilbert. Cherished Grandpa of Isaac, Laura, Courtney, Mitchell and Brandon. Dear brother of Mary Lesperance, George Lesperance and reunited with his siblings Richard, Bernard and Gayner. Ron worked for Motor Products and Welles Bus Manufacturing for many years. Special thank you to nurse Samantha from St. Elizabeth and HDGH- Hospice Palliative Care Unit Nurses for their care and compassion. If you so desire, donations to The Transition to Betterness would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Wednesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Thursday at 10:00am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Procession to Victoria Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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HEARN, Doreen Margaret (nee McLuckie)

Posted by on July 4, 2016

web_hern_doreenAugust 11, 1927 – July 3, 2016

Passed away peacefully with her devoted and loving husband Donald A. (Bud)(Pip)(Papa) of 72 years of marriage by her side at the age of 88.  Cherished mother of Donald G. and wife Susan, Janet Campbell and friend Jim Lapain.  Loving and proud grandma to Donald M. and Lisa, Bradley and Patricia, Steven and Mary, Colleen and Steve Barei.  GaGa (Great-grandma) to Sarah, Donald H., Lilly, Molly, Savannah, Conner, Jenna, Luke, Vanessa and Charlie.  She loved them to the moon and back.  Beloved sister of Kathleen Bay, Florence Norris, Mary Melville (deceased), Nettie Wilson (deceased) and sister-in-law Betty Hearn.  God mother to Cheryl and dear auntie Dee to Pamela, Colin, Marc and Nancy (deceased).  Doreen will be fondly remembered for her outgoing personality and gift of fashion and flare.  She will also be remembered as a kind, loving and giving person.  The Cancer Society presented Doreen with a Thank You award for 65 years of volunteering services.  A special thanks to all the loving care and kindness from the care givers that helped care for Mom in these last few months.  Thanks for also caring for Pip at this time.  We are ever so grateful for Mom & Dad’s loving neighbours Michelle & Pat Monforton and their children.  Cremation and private family services has taken place.  Arrangements entrusted to Families First, 585 Sandwich St., Amherstburg (519-969-5841).  In Doreen’s memory donations to Canadian Cancer Society or the Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Taylor, Rose (nee Drouillard)

Posted by on July 3, 2016

web_taylor_roseIt is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother Rose on July 2, 2016, at the age of 89.  Loving wife to the late Alex (2006) with whom she celebrated 63 years of marriage.  Loving mother of Jane (Walter) Zahaluk, Linda (Glenn) Ross, Janet (Don) Moore, Mark (Kathy) Taylor.  Predeceased by sons Ralph (1946) and Phillip (1948).  Daughter of the late Ida (1981) and Wallace (1953).  Survived by twelve loving grandchildren Jim, Dan, Lisa (Eug), Alex, Mike (Robyn), Denise (Bryce), Adam (Danielle), Trevor, Erin, Wayne, Brian and Kristine.  Seven great-grandchildren Jeff, Ashley, Douglas, Samantha, Kenten, Chris and Krystle and one great-great grandson Damian.  Rose leaves behind sisters Annabelle (Ernie) Lena (Gerald) Donna (Alfred) brothers Omay (Sharon) Gordon (Genie) Nelson (Flo).  Predeceased by sisters Vina (Ernie) and Isabelle (Archie) and brothers Aurele (Jeanette) and Rapheal. Rose will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Rose’s family would like to send a very special thank you to the staff at Southwood Lakes Extendicare for the care you gave our Mom and the kindness you showed our family.  If you so desire, memorial donations  to the Alzheimer’s Association, Crohns, Multiple Sclerosis or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Monday 7-9 p.m. Tuesday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday 10:00 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery Maidstone.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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WIERINGA, Gary

Posted by on June 28, 2016

SeptembWEB_gary_wieringaer 30, 1942 – June 27, 2016
Passed away peacefully with his loving wife Jeannine (nee Bloomfield) by his side. Proud father of Brian Wieringa-Knight, Tammy Minutella and husband Rick (California) and Pops to 4 grandchildren and 4 great-granddaughters. Brother of Katie and the late Anne, George, Dena, Kip, and John. Loving son of the late Dorothy and John. Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Gary worked in Tool & Die for 35 years, and loved his time outdoors and travelling with his best friend Jeannie. Special thanks to the staff at Leamington Hospital, 2nd floor, for their loving care and support during his stay, and to the staff at Idler nursing home. Visiting on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of a Memorial Service at 4:00 p.m. at the Families First Funeral Home Amherstburg, 585 Sandwich St. S. 519- 969- 5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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D’AMORE, Maria (Marietta) (nee DiDomenico)

Posted by on June 28, 2016

June 6, 193web_damore maria0 – June 27, 2016

Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Hotel Dieu Hospital at the age of 86 years, of Amherstburg.  Predeceased by her beloved husband Nicola D’Amore (2011).  Predeceased by her parents Andre DiDomenico (1940) and Angiolina DiDomenico (2003). Also predeceased by in-laws Giovanni D’Amore (1977) and Felicia D’Amore (1978), of Abbateggio, Italy. Dearest mother of Phyllis and husband Remo D’Amore, John and wife Antonietta D’Amore, all of Amherstburg. Loving Nonna of Remo D’Amore & wife Renee, Tania Larsen & husband Jason, Stephanie Paquette & husband Jason, and Nicholas D’Amore & wife Jessica. Bis Nonna of Owen, Sacha Larsen, Ella & Luca, (one more on the way) Paquette, and Giuliana D’Amore.  Dear sister of Lola Zaccagnini & late husband Giulio (2016). Dearest sister-in-law of the late Clemente D’Amore & wife Donata, late Antonio D’Amore & wife Concetta, all of Abbateggio, Italy. Will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Maria was a retired employee from Reflex Plastics, and also a member of the Giusseppe Verdi Club and a member of the Giovani Pensionati. If you desire donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes, Madonna Del Elcina (Abbateggio), and St. John the Baptist Church Improvement Fund. Visiting on Wednesday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m.  Parish prayers 8:00 p.m.  Funeral service on Thursday June 30, 2016 at 9:45 a.m. from the Families First Funeral Home Amherstburg, 585 Sandwich St. S. 519- 969- 5841, then processing to St. John the Baptist Church for 10:30 a.m. mass.  Entombment to follow at St. John the Baptist Cemetery.   Share memories, photos or make a donation online at FamiliesFirst.ca

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LAING, Shirley J. (nee Brush)

Posted by on June 26, 2016

Passed aweb_laingway peacefully on June 25, 2016 at 87 years of age surrounded by her loving family.  Predeceased by her husband William (1982).  Loving mother and best friend to Karen and Pat Coyle, Denise and Pat Brinkman, Helen and Tony Caba, Andrea and Jay Prieur, Gerard and Mary Beth Laing.  Will be missed dearly by her 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Leslie and Helen Brush.   Dear sister to Nancy Lenson and the late James, Sharron Bernard, the late June and Garnet Braun, Les Brush, Gerald Brush, and Lynwood Brush. Sister in- law to Pat Brush and Donna Brush. If you desire donations may be made to the St. John the Baptist Parish Improvement Fund. Shirley was a former pastoral care person at St. John the Baptist Church and volunteered at Richmond Terrace Nursing Home.   Visiting on Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral service on Wednesday June 29, 2016 at 9:45 a.m. from the Families First Funeral Home Amherstburg, 585 Sandwich St. S. 519- 969- 5841, then proceeding to St. John the Baptist Church for 10:30 a.m. mass.  Interment to follow at St. John the Baptist Cemetery.   Share memories, photos or make a donation at FamiliesFirst.ca. Our heartfelt thanks to the EMT staff who brought Mom to the hospital and to Dr. Tambakis and special Nurses Andrea, Diane, Chelsea, Denise and Melissa (Met Campus). Your professional care and compassion for our Mother and family members all through the night will never be forgotten.

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ROCHELEAU, Hector

Posted by on June 26, 2016

Peaceweb_rocheleaufully on June 25, 2016 at 89 years of age. Loving husband of Theresa (nee Pare).  Dearest father of Yvette and Brad Purdie.  Dear son of the late Ernest and Stella Rocheleau. Cherished grandfather of Danielle, James, and Donald. Dear brother of the late Anthony and wife Jeannette Rocheleau, the late Elizabeth wife of the late Herby Rocheleau, the late Cecile-Mary wife of the late Ernie Rocheleau, the late Frank Rocheleau and the late Theresa Rocheleau.  Dear brother in-law of the late Rachel and husband the late Louis Bezaire, Blaise and late wife Theresa Pare, Yvonne and late husband Joseph Seguin, Agnes and late husband Bill O’Rourke. Inlieu of flowers, donations to The Restoration Fund of St. Joseph Church, would be appreciated. On Tuesday, June 28, 2016 family and friends will meet at St. Joseph Church River Canard after 10:30am followed by Funeral Mass at 11:30am. Interment St. Joseph Church Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to FAMILIES FIRST 585 Sandwich St. S., Amherstburg, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Scratch, Robert Owen

Posted by on June 24, 2016

web_scratch_robSuddenly on June 21, 2016 at the age of 47. Loving son of Jo-Ann Holleman and the late Bobby Jule Scratch (2014). Father of Matthew Bruce Scratch. Grandfather of Saffaya. Dear brother of Julie Ann Marie Scratch-Hale (Gord). Uncle of Millie Ann Scratch-Hale. Sadly missed by his aunt Crys Mulesa (Don), Andrea Oleksa (Mike) and his late Granny and Poppa Bobby and Julia Scratch, and grandparents Mary Ruth Dullam and Owen Harold Holleman. Dearly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Also missed by the Oram family. Robby was an avid car enthusiast and mechanic and loved the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers. His favourite times included spending time with his friends and having a cold one. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Humane Society or a Charity of Choice would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Sunday 12:00 p.m.-4:00 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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Sinnott, John Edmund (Ted) P. Eng.

Posted by on June 24, 2016

web_sinott_johnPeacefully on June 24, 2016 at 89 years of age. Beloved husband for 62years to Agnes I. (Pat) Sinnott (nee McLean). Cherished father of Dean (Lynne), Heather, Peter, Sheila (Peter) and John (Janice). He will be missed by many loving nieces and nephews. Ted retired in 1987 as Professional Engineer with Hiram Walker and Son’s. Ltd. Cremation service was held with a private family interment at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave., South Windsor (519-969-5841). Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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MCWHINNIE, Brian David

Posted by on June 24, 2016

web_McWhinnie_Brian It is with broken hearts that we announce the untimely passing of our son Brian, on June 22, 2016 at 35 years of age. Beloved son of David and Lynn, loving brother of Shari Hill (Jeff), dear grandson of Trudy Libby (Hawksworth). As per Brian’s wishes, there will be no services held. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Families First, 585 Sandwich Street South Amherstburg (519-969-5841).  Share memories or photos at www.familiesfirst.ca

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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

In honour of the way Mike lived his life, the family invites you to reach out to help others in need. In Mike’s words, “Thank You kindly”.

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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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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor