BERTRAND, James Girard

Posted by on January 9, 2017

The love in our family is strong and deep leaving us memories to treasure for a lifetime. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear father, brother, in-law and friend, James Bertrand on January 8, 2017. Beloved son of Madeline and the late Girard. Loved father of son Jamie and wife Maureen and special grandson Ryan, daughter Kristen Hogan and friend Alan MacDonald. Beloved brother of Geraldine and Tom Cross, Dan Bertrand and Anita (nee Fransen), the late Tom Bertrand (1986). Uncle to Mike Cross and Lori, Jennifer and Jamie Breault, Girard Bertrand and Julie, Adam Bertrand and Kirsten.  Great uncle to Kaitlyn, Sean, Quinn, Ivy, and Rowen. Jim was the former owner of the Derby Bingo and co-owner of the Tecumseh Bingo. Jim always had an idea to pitch and many stories to tell. Jim had no fear and was always ready to take on the world. Jim was always loyal to his friends and would do anything for anyone. Forever in our hearts, Jim will be missed by all! Special thank you to the warm compassionate staff of ICU at WRH-Ouellette Campus for their dedication and support. If you so desire, donations to the Downtown Mission would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visiting Wednesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm with a memorial service at 7:30pm at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. A private interment will be held. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Dowhan, John William

Posted by on January 9, 2017

Passed away suddenly, on January 9, 2017 at 68 years of age.  Cherished father of J.J. (Juliana). Beloved son of Lena and the late Walter (1987).  Loving brother of Walter (Stephanie), Ron (Bernice), the late Gary (2007)(Linda), and Terry (Sherrie) and their son Austin.  Treasured uncle of Wendy, Shelley, John, Tracey, the late Ronnie, Kim, Kerry, and Kelly and their families.  Beloved nephew of Wally and Fran Kuz.  Still very much part of the family are Margherita and Angelica Sciacca.  John was a retired employee of Chrysler Canada with over 30 years of dedicated service.   He will be fondly remembered as “Johnny King”.  If you so desire, donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation Thursday from 7-9 p.m.  Funeral Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841  Cremation at Heavenly Rest Cemetery to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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LUCIER, Leo

Posted by on January 9, 2017

Passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on January 08, 2017 at 74 years of age. Beloved husband of Lynda (nee Talbot) for 40 years. Loving father of Tina (Jesse Reid). Dear grandpa of Jenna and Tyler. Survived by his brother Stan. Predeceased by his parents and 7 siblings. Leo will be missed by many extended family and friends. He was a member of the Checker Flag (Purple Onion) and loved to rebuild antique cars. Special thanks to Amy and Dave from St. Elizabeth Healthcare for all their support throughout the years. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Windsor & Essex County. At Leo’s request, cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Marcuz, Ida Angela (née Sartori)

Posted by on January 9, 2017

Passed peacefully January 6, 2017 with family at her side. Beloved wife of Romeo. Dear mother of Dr. Paul (Kelly). Proud Nonna of Paul and Alaina. Predeceased by brothers Mario (Carmella) and Tony (Mary) Sartori. Sister in-law of Dr. Joseph Zimbalatti (the late Nives), the late Raymond (Dina) Marcuz, and Dan (Eleanor) Marcuz. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Family will receive friends and visitors Saturday, January 14th 11:00-1:00, with service to follow at Families First Funeral Home, 3260 Dougall Ave., Windsor, ON, Canada. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to In Honour of the Ones We Love, 5035 Joy Rd, Maidstone, ON N0R 1K0, Canada. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Emley “Mcdermid” James

Posted by on January 9, 2017

Passed away peacefully, on January 6, 2017 , surrounded by his family at 76 years of age.  Loving husband of the late Doreen (2015).  Beloved father of Chrystal (Ron), Nicole, Melissa (Pete) and Margo (Mike). Loving Grandpa to Emily, Nicholas, Chloe, Haley, Collin, Danielle (Scott), Matt (Robyn) and Breeann, Noah and Quinn.  Dear brother of the late Joan Pinsonneault. If you desire memorial tributes may be made to the charity of your choice.   Visiting on Monday January 9, 2017 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 LAUZON RD. East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow.  Share memories or make a charitable donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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NICKERSON, Dorothy “Dot”

Posted by on January 9, 2017

August 22, 1921 – January 8, 2017

Passed away peacefully in her sleep at Malden Park at the age of 95. Loving mother of Carol Rawson and Rick (Peggy) Nickerson and their families. Dot will be dearly missed by her brother Jack Shirley and the Baynham family. Special thanks to the staff at Malden Park for their excellent care during her stay there. For those who wish, donations may be made to Transition to Betterness. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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WATTS, Gerard Patrick

Posted by on January 6, 2017

Passed away peacefully with his daughters and grandson by his side on January 3, 2017 at the age of 93.  Predeceased by wife Margaret (nee Reed) 1964; and wife Valerie (nee Allen) 1982. Loving father of Frances, Michele, and Dominie.  Exceptionally proud grandpa of Adam Nantais.  Born in West Derby, Gerard  served with distinction in WW II with the British Army.  At the cessation of the war, Gerard enlisted with the Irish Regiment of Foot Guards and was stationed at Buckingham Palace.  Gerard landed in Canada in 1954.  He enjoyed a long career as an Industrial/Mechanical Engineer, working in Ontario and Michigan.  Gerard was an active member of the RCL Br. 594.   Memorial visiting Monday January 9, 2017 from 2 pm until time of memorial service at 4 pm under the auspices of the Windsor Veterans Memorial Service Committee at Families First 2130 Front Rd. LaSalle, 519-969-5841.  If you so desire, donations made to Royal Canadian Legion Poppy fund would be appreciated by the family. You are invited to share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

 

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Marusic, Arline

Posted by on January 6, 2017

 Passed away peacefully, on January 5, 2017 at 80 years of age while vacationing in Fort Myers Florida with her family. Former spouse and special friend of Joseph.  Loving and devoted mother of Joe (Lisa), Jim (Wanda), Maria, Caroline Inadeski (Mitre) and Julia.  Cherished grandmother of Daniel, Andrew, Brandon, Kyle, Camilla “Katya” and Luka.  Predeceased by her sister Shirley Mailloux (Edgar).If you so desire, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting on Wednesday from 2-5pm and 7-9pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Parish prayers 4:30 p.m.  Funeral service on Thursday January 12, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. from the funeral home then proceeding to  St. Alphonsus Church (85 Park Street) for Funeral 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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BRISSON, Lorraine (nee Roy)

Posted by on January 5, 2017

Passed away peacefully on December 26, 2016 at 93 years of age.  Beloved wife of the late Oscar (2008) of 66 years. Cherished mother of Dennis and Beverley, Kathy and Gord Arsenault, Linda and Bernie Drouillard and Joyce and Mark Ouellette. Special grandmother of 12 and many many great-grandchildren. Loving sister of Kay and Andy (Irene).  Loved sister-in-law of Beatrice and Jean.  She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.  A special thank you to the staff at Extendicare Tecumseh for their exceptional care.  If you so desire, donations to the Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Visitation Wednesday December 28, 2016 from 4 pm until time of  Funeral Service at 7 pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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ROBINSON, Marie Emily (nee Hughes)

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69 years young, on December 29, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Donald (2014). Cherished mother of Wendy (Michael) Frenette and Scott Robinson (Jennifer Rosati). Much loved Omma of Bradley, Alexandra, Jeffrey, Alexandra, Katelyn, and Lucy, who is on her way. Dear sister of Joseph, Earl, Wilfred and predeceased by Lena, Francis and Allan. Marie will be sadly missed by Judy Viens and her many friends and family both in Windsor and PEI. After raising her children, Marie went back to school to achieve her lifelong dream of becoming a registered nurse. She retired from the old Hotel Dieu Hospital after many years of commitment and service. She was a dedicated Omma who didn’t miss a recital, baseball game or any activity her grandchildren were involved in. A lot of grandmother`s are great, but she was “Over the top“ and will always be lovingly remembered by the legacy of love she has left behind. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visiting Friday January 6, 2017 from 3-5 pm followed by a casual gathering at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

‘The most precious jewels you will ever have around your neck are the arms of your grandchildren’ – Marie Robinson

 

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Charles, Ron Jerry

Posted by on January 5, 2017

Suddenly on December 28, 2016 at the age of 67, with his loving family by his side. Much loved husband of Shirley (nee Gough) for 41 years.  Dear father of Scott and wife Renée, Jacqueline Kelly and husband Shane, and Brian.  Cherished grandfather of Addison, Ashton, Olivia, Aaliyah, and Aiden.  Survived by his brother-in-law Jim Balog and predeceased by his sister Jean and his brother Wally.  Ron will be sadly missed by his sister-in-law Ruth (the late Eddie), Joan (Jack), Michael (Joann), and his niece Annamarie.  Ron will always be remembered for his passion for the outdoors, his quick and hearty laughter, and selfless desire to lend a hand.  Ron spent over 20 years as a cook and a leader with Scouts Canada.  If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Lung Association, the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or Scouts Canada would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral  Service at 12:00 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Cremation to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Roberts, Rose Mae Bella (née Chaput)

Posted by on January 5, 2017

Passed away peacefully on December 29, 2016 at 89 years of age.  Predeceased by her beloved husband Harry Roberts (2008).  Dear mother of the late Michael Roberts (2000).  Devoted grandmother of Katelyn Roberts.  Loving mother-in-law of Laura Roberts. Special sister to Arthur, Maurice, Laura, Ethel, Theresa, Yvonne and Rita, and predeceased by her siblings Leo, Romeo, Reina, Jeanne and Aline.  Many nieces and nephews survive.  Rose was a former member of Beach Grove Golf and Country Club where she enjoyed outings to play golf and cards with the girls.  Her fondest memories are family gatherings, when each was known as the greatest “party” ever.  Special thanks to her nephew Wayne Bertrand, who assisted in her daily living when Harry passed away.  Thank you to Dr. Wally Liang and the Sunrise staff for the past 3 years, especially 2nd and 4th floor caregivers.  Thank you to the nurses on the 6th floor at W.R.H. – Metropolitan Campus for making her comfortable.  Rose loved a good time singing, playing harmonica and dancing.  Keep dancing Rose.  If you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 12:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841  Interment Victoria Memorial Gardens.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Chappus, Monica Dorothy (nee Climie)

Posted by on January 5, 2017

Monica Chappus, 93, of Toronto, Ontario, formerly of Ocala, Florida, USA, was defeated by long-term gastrointestinal cancer in her own bed at home and died with her son by her side at St. Michael’s Hospital ,Toronto, Ontario on December 30, 2016.

Born on February 5, 1923 in Windsor, Ontario. She is predeceased by her husband of 63 years, William (Van), on August 22, 2004, in Ocala, Florida.

Monica was one of 14 children born to Ferdinand and Jeanne Chappus in LaSalle, Ontario. She was always proud of her early academic years, though her desire to further her education was not fulfilled. However, she was married on November 8, 1941 in Windsor and often recalled the memorable times spent together with her husband in the RCAF, stationed in Fort St. John, British Columbia. Later, they resided at various locations in Windsor, Ontario. Followed up by 21 years in Detroit, Michigan where she became a licensed beautician. They both retired to Florida in 1977 and eventually settled in Ocala, Florida. Monica returned to Ontario in early 2014 to live with her Son and his Wife who personally cared for her. Assisted with the kind and thoughtful Personal Support Workers at; Total Home and Health Care Services, Toronto, Ontario.

She always expressed her love for all the Survivors, those being, her only child, Richard and Ana (wife), her two Sisters, Alexandra, Teresa and their families, all of Toronto, Ont., a Sister, Marie Diotte,(predeceased Husband, Ray) of LaSalle, Ont., a Brother, Richard (Dick) Chappus (Wife, Gerry) of Windsor, Ont. and their large family, a niece Renay Harball (Husband, Andy) of LaSalle, Ont. and their 2 amazing children, a nephew, Pat Diotte and Family, LaSalle, Ont. a niece Cathy Chappus and Family, LaSalle, Ont. and lastly acknowledgment to the numerous family relatives throughout Canada and the USA that emanated from Monica’s other 13 siblings. If you so desire, donations to St. Michael’s Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital Cancer Research, Toronto, in Monica’s memory would be appreciated by the family: http://www.thepmcf.ca/Ways-to-Give.

Visitations will be held Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Families First, 2130 Front Rd. LaSalle, 519-969-5841 from 2 pm until 5 pm. A pray vigil will be held at 4:30 pm. On Monday January 9, 2017 friends are invited to join the family after 10am, followed by Funeral Mass at 11am at, Sacred Heart Church (219 Sacred Heart Dr., LaSalle). Cremation to follow with an interment at a later date. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Guthrie, Eva (nee Simone)

Posted by on January 5, 2017

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Eva on December 30, 2016 at 69 years of age, surrounded by her family.  Beloved wife of the late David (2016), and former spouse of Ronald Quittenden. Cherished mother of Lea Seguin (Jeff) and Katrina Harvey (Chris).  Loving grandmother of Anthony and Matthew Seguin, and Marianna and Jackson Harvey.  Dear daughter of the late Santino and Marianna Simone.  Beloved sister of Mario Simone (Patricia).  Eva immigrated to Canada from Italy in 1954 with her parents, eventually settling in Amherstburg.  Over the years she was very active in the Amherstburg community, as a board member of the Amherstburg Police Services and as a volunteer with the Amherstburg municipal events where she was involved in the creation of the Amherstburg Wine Festival. She worked for over 25 years at Fort Malden National Historic Site in various capacities, eventually retiring as the general manager and former president of its union (PSAC).  In her retirement, she loved to travel and gardening.  Memorial tributes to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.  Visiting Monday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers Monday evening at 7:30 p.m.  Funeral service on Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. from FAMILIES FIRST Amherstburg, 585 Sandwich St. S., Amherstburg, 519-969-5841.  to St. John the Baptist Church for Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Dremba, Joseph Tryphon

Posted by on January 5, 2017

Peacefully on December 30, 2016 at the age of 95.  Predeceased by his wife Josephine and his sister Ann Coté.  Lovingly remembered by his daughter Virginia “Ginny” Beneteau, his brother Victor Drembo and his treasured grandchildren Lane Poole and wife Cathy, Shelly Poole, Candice Silva and husband Rui Silva, Cheryl Repmann and husband Allan Repmann.  Cherished great-grandfather of Ashley Poole, David Giles, Mathew Silva and Danilee Repmann and great-great grandchildren Makensie and Lennox.  Joseph retired from Chrysler Canada in 1979, after 30 years of service.  Joseph is now playing his saxophone for Josephine.  He was dearly loved and we will miss him.  A private service was held and cremation has taken place.  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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Beltran, Jose Saul (Perez) “Chapparro”

Posted by on January 5, 2017

Passed away peacefully at 55 years of age at W.R.H.- Ouellette Campus.  He is survived by his dear friend Connie Recollet.  Saul was known as a very kind and caring man.  He was humble, modest and generous.  Saul enjoyed cooking while listening to music, playing soccer and nature.  He took great pride in building beautiful things as a cabinet maker.  Saul moved from his beloved El Salvador and made Canada his home; both were special to him.  Saul enjoyed visiting with close friends.  He will be missed by dear friend Hector Chavis and is predeceased by Rolando Sylvester.  Visiting Monday, January 9, 2017 from 9 a.m.  until time of service at 10 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Boyle, Ethlyn “Lyn” (nee Dean)

Posted by on January 5, 2017

This past Monday, January 2, 2017, Ethlyn “Lyn” Boyle passed away unexpectedly of a heart-attack. Lyn was 79 years old. She died early in the morning by the side of her beloved and devoted husband of 42 years, Bryan. Lyn, will forever be remembered as a woman full of life and love, as someone who had wonderful humour and laughed often, as a caring, kind, devoted, and dedicated mother, wife, friend, and Baha’i. She is survived by her husband Bryan Boyle, daughter Lolita Schmalenberg, step-daughters Julie Hewitt, Ann O’Reilly, Kim Boyle, sister Cora Randall, sister-in-law Eileen Dodd, and her 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Monday 10am followed by Funeral Service at Families First 585 Sandwich St. S. Amherstburg 519-969-5841. Interment St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Amherstburg. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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DEVINE, Tom

Posted by on January 5, 2017

Passed away unexpectedly on January 3, 2017 at the age of 75. Cherished husband of over 52 years to Fran (nee Frenette). Beloved father of Kim & husband Tim Jones, Jeff & wife Michele, Kristine & husband Wayne Dresser, & Brad & wife Terri. Loving Grandpa to Tawnya, Lauren, Brooke, Kaitlyn, Reiley, Jocelyn, Brayden, Liam, Hayley, & Meghan. Loving Great-grandpa to Adelynn, & Aiden. Dear brother to Helen (Terry) Rau, & Lloyd (Helen). Predeceased by his parents, Dorothy & Joseph. He will be missed by several in-laws, nieces and nephews & friends. Tom retired in 1999 after 39 years of dedicated service as a manager with Chrysler Canada. Tom was an avid sports fan who really enjoyed watching his grandchildren play their various sports. Visiting Friday 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday at 2:30 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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CASELLA, Angelina Alexandra (nee Antoniuk)

Posted by on January 5, 2017

It is with sad hearts that we announce the sudden passing of a loving wife, mother & grandmother. She passed away peacefully in her sleep. Survived by husband PJ, daughters Lara(John), Sarah (Richard), grandchildren Alexandra and Maxim. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation are appreciated. Cremation has taken place. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. A celebration of Angy’s life will be held at a later date. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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FIRR, Thomas

Posted by on January 5, 2017

Peacefully on January 5, 2017 at 85 years of age after a brief battle with Cancer and respiratory. Life-long partner and husband of Claire. Loving father of Thomas (deceased) and his wife Darlene, Terry and wife Julie, Candace and husband Peter Deasy and Connie and husband Mike Daugharty. Treasured Papa and Pa of 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Special thank you to the Emergency, Respiratory and 4th floor Oncology nurses at Met hospital for their excellent care and kindness. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation will be held Monday 6:00p.m.-9:00p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. A private interment will take place. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Murphy, Bernie (nee Soulliere)

Posted by on January 5, 2017

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on January 2, 2017 at 60 years of age. Survived by her beloved husband Steve. Cherished mother of Tammy Bechard and Chris (Jessie) Bechard. Loving Grandma of Jenny, Harmony and Cameron. Dear sister of Jeannette (Emilien) Bellefleur, Agnes (George) Reaume, Simone (Yvon) Girard, Corinne (Romeo) Girard and reunited with her parents Armand and Eleanore Soulliere and her brother Wilfred. Bernie will be sadly missed by her extended family and dear friends. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society and Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Cremation services were held. Memorial Visitation Thursday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Memorial Funeral Friday at 10:00am 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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HUMPHREY, Andrea Elizabeth (nee Karpala)

Posted by on January 4, 2017

March 30, 1982 – January 2, 2017 Andrea entered into Eternal Life peacefully, at the age of 34, surrounded by family and friends after a sudden illness. Loving wife of Rob and devoted mother of Allie. Beloved daughter of Dr. Frank and Halina Karpala. Cherished sister of Peter (Marianne) Karpala and aunt of Christina. Daughter-in-law of Edward and Cheryl Humphrey. Sister-in-law of Lisa (Ryan) Todish and Johnny Humphrey (Caitlin Buyting), and aunt of Carson Todish. Survived by grandmother Winnie Humphrey. Andrea is predeceased by grandparents Bruce Calka and Angela Karpala (nee Partyka); Bronislaw and Josephine Olczak; Murray Humphrey; George and Kathleen Austin. She will be missed by many aunts and uncles, cousins, extended family and friends. Andrea attended St. Anne’s High School where her love of Track & Field began, leading to a scholarship at University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) where she earned a Bachelors and Masters Degree (MBA) and where she won numerous athletic awards, including the President’s Award. Andrea qualified for Olympic trials, and represented Canada for hammer throw at the 2001 Pan-Am Games. She was the Manager of Library Communications at the University of Guelph. Andrea had a love for helping others, and was a recipient of the Athena Scholarship for Community Service in 2005. Above all the awards, her biggest accomplishment was the birth of her beautiful daughter Allie. She loved travelling, being on or in the water, inspirational quotes, time with friends, and most of all spending time with Rob and their families. Visitation on Friday, January 6th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. with Parish Prayers at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will resume on Saturday, January 7th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841 followed by procession to St. Anne’s Church, 12233 Tecumseh Road East, for Funeral Mass at 1:00 p.m. with a celebration of Andrea’s life to follow. For those who wish, donations may be made to Allie’s Education Fund. Share memories, photos, or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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PEARCE, Luella Pearl (nee McDonald)

Posted by on January 4, 2017

On January 3, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of 45 years to the late Cpt. Jack Pearce WFD (2004).  Cherished mother to Keith (Jennifer), Mark (Donna) and Rick (Maria) Pearce. Much loved Nana of Eden, Rediet, Bryan, Jenna, McKenzie, Liam, Cristina and Julia. Dear sister to the late Harvey (1996) and Catherine (Kay) McDonald (2010), Neil and Dorothy (2009), Jake (J.C) (2014) and Mhairi (May) Lambert. Dear sister-in-law to the late Jim (2007) and Avice Seymour, Ron Loucks and Barb Boismier (nee Pearce), Ted and Donna Pearce.  Predeceased by her parents Homer and Hannah (Pat) McDonald, and in laws Archie and Lottie Pearce. Luella will be sadly missed by many friends, nieces and nephews, cousins and all of her co-workers who were supportive to the very end. Luella, or as most affectionately knew her as, “Lue”, was born April 11th, 1940 in Fonthill ON and moved to Melbourne ON, as a young girl, where she ultimately raised her family in Windsor, ON after she met her husband Jack in Remington Park “on the opposite side of the tracks”.  Shortly after her diagnosis with ALS in 2014, Lue enjoyed a memorable trip with her three boys back to her roots in Glasgow, Scotland. Lue worked for the Bank of Nova Scotia for 16 years, prior to a 28 year career as the Head Tax Clerk at the Town of LaSalle, where she retired in 2000. She was a dedicated Wife, Mother and Nana who didn’t miss an opportunity to travel with her family and friends, and enjoy a glass of wine. She will always be remembered by the legacy of love for her family. Words cannot express the gratitude and appreciation to all the caregivers from Dr. Shoesmith and her team at LHSC-ALS Clinic; Seasons Retirement Home; and Erie Shores Hospice. And a most special thank you to Sharon Coleman, (ALS-Windsor) and her endless times of being there for our mother and us as a family for support. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Erie Shores Hospice and ALS Society of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Sunday, January 8, 2017 from 2-5 p.m. Funeral Service Monday, January 9, 2017 at  12:30 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Kane, Shirley Mary (nee Parlow)

Posted by on January 2, 2017

Peacefully, after a brief illness, with her family by her side on January 1, 2017 at 89 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Dan (2004). Loving and devoted mother of Charlotte Kane, Janet (Jim) Barney, Dan Jr. (Barb), Debbie (Doug) Patterson, David (Jennifer), late Mary (late Barry) Gold, John (Maria) and Laura “Cooie” (Ross) Buel. Cherished Modie to Max, Samantha, Danny, Adam (Katie), Kelly, Jerrod, Christopher, Dean, Michael, Kevin, Jeremy (Wendy), Brandon (Jacquie), Erica (Martin), Matthew, Grace, Maggie, Rachel, Tanner, Madeline, AJ and Jack. Treasured great-grandma of 7 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Carolyn (Roy) Wilson. Survived by sisters-in-law Margaret Dobie and Louise Gorman. She will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. Shirley was born in Detroit, MI. and was a proud American. She was a graduate with her Education and Master’s Degree from Detroit Mercy and Wayne State. In her earlier years, when she wasn’t busy with her “Crazy 8”, Shirley was actively volunteering with the Assumption Mother’s Club. More recently she shared her time with May Court, Questers and American Women’s Club. She was an avid Bridge and Euchre player and was a life member of Essex Golf & Country Club. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society (in memory of her husband and daughter) would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Thursday 3-5pm and 7-9pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Friday, friends are invited to join the family after 10am at Sacred Heart Church (219 Sacred Heart Dr., LaSalle) followed by Funeral Mass at 11am. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

Moffat, Janet “Nettie”

Posted by on January 2, 2017

On January 1, 2017 at 92 years of age, Nettie was reunited with her beloved husband of 69 years, the late John Moffat (2014) and her two sons Ian (2002) and Angus (2015).  Adored grandmother of Dawn & Brad Hill and Mark & Chrissy Moffat.  Cherished great-grandmother of Liam, Kayleigh and Lily.  Special mum to daughters-in-law Colleen Moffat, Ann Wilson and Jill Moffat.  She was a feisty and determined Scottish lady who will always be remembered for her giving nature, her quick wit and her protective love of her family.  We take great comfort knowing that she is reunited with her “wains” and is “side by side” again with our Papa.  Visitation Thursday 11:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 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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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor