Beaten, Shirley Elinor (nee Haugh)

Posted by on May 11, 2017

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on May 6, 2017 at 94 years of age.  Predeceased by her beloved husband of 63 years, Donald (2006). Loving mother of Wayne and Kathy, Mark and Deborah, Scott and Cathy, Michael and Marianne, and Dawn and Zelko Fuduric. Loving grandmother of Matthew, Christopher and Sarah Beaten, Marka, John and Mary Beth Beaten, Heather, Jenna, Jeffrey (1980) and Jeremy (1981) Beaten, Kurtis, Brock and Devan Beaten, Courtney and Connor Wessel. Adored great-grandmother of Quinn, Colton, Lucas, and 2 more on the way.  Loving sister of the late Fred and his surviving wife Marie Haugh, the late Jack Haugh, and Virginia and the late Fred Judiesch.  She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.  Shirley was a faithful member of Paulin Memorial and St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Churches.  A heartfelt thank you to the staff of Oak Park, CCAC and their affiliates for their compassionate care of mom.  If you so desire, donations to the Charity of your Choice would be appreciated by the family. Visiting will be Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.  There will be a time of remembrance at 8:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Friday, family and friends are invited to meet at Paulin Memorial Presbyterian Church, 3200 Woodland Ave., after 10 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Interment Victoria Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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LESONSKY, David

Posted by on May 11, 2017

Passed away peacefully on May 7, 2017 at the age of 76 at Hospice of Windsor surrounded by his loving family.  Beloved husband of over 44 years to Elaine (nee Nussey).  Cherished father of Matthew (Debbie), and Jeffery (Sandy).  Loving Papa of Tosha, Nikolas, Aaron, & Allison.  Predeceased by his sisters Rae, Grace, Ethel, Marie & by his brothers Arthur & Ernest.  He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, family & friends. At the age of 22, Dave passed his CA exams with honours and was admitted to article with the firm of Francis Lorenzo and joined their partnership immediately after. Two years later (1964), he joined with Terry Davision and the firm of Davision & Lesonsky was thus established. The partnership thrived as over the years a number of accountants were hired and many of whom were admitted into the partnership. In 1982, Davision & Lesonsky merged with Touche Ross and in 1992 Touche Ross merged with Deloitte. When Dave retired in 2000, he was the managing partner of the Windsor office of Deloitte. We would like to thank the nursing and support staff of St. Elizabeth and more recently of the VON. Finally many thanks to all the staff and volunteers at Hospice of Windsor for all their instrumental help and kindness. We will always be grateful to Dr. Freeman and Dr. Cargill for their expertise in pain management. Donations to Hospice of Windsor would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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BIANCHI, F. Aleeta

Posted by on May 11, 2017

Peacefully on May 7, 2017 at 93 years of age. Youngest daughter of the late Edna and David Bianchi. Predeceased by her 4 sisters and 3 brothers. She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor and Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Tuesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Visiting will continue Wednesday at 10:30am with prayers at 11:30am 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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DUCHARME, LEO

Posted by on May 11, 2017

Born May 14, 1929 in Zurich, Ontario

Death May 8, 2017 in Windsor, Ontario

Plain and simple, Leo was a great guy. What more do you want in this life. Always made friends no matter what. If you had the pleasure to be his brother, his sister, his son, his daughter, his wife, his dear friend, his priest, his doctor, his nurse, his neighbour, or even just met him once, you knew he was a great guy and no doubt he made you laugh and or smile. To walk away and say to yourself, what a nice man, says it all as a person.

He got to go back and spend his last remaining days just off the same street he and Reta raised their 14 children. Talk about the circle of life. He loved going for a stroll through the old neighbourhood reminiscing. We will go to bed with sad hearts thinking of your famous family quote of, “Never mind go to bed” after getting us all riled up when we were kids and Mom would be so mad because she had to put us all to bed.  I am sure you realized what you truly were saying in those words. For us to go to bed, forget our troubles of the day sleep in peace, and to be ready for the next day! The past is the past. Look forward, because that is where we are going.

Loving husband of the late Reta Ducharme (nee Jarvis) married, September 16, 1950 until her passing on June 2, 1988. Cherished father of Theresa Wunder  (late Martin), Debra Michaluk  (Greg), Denise Johnson (Wayne), John Ducharme (Colleen), Frances Ducharme, Brian Ducharme, Shirley Crowley (Robert), Dennis Ducharme (Carrie), Kimberley Ducharme  (Mark), Beverley Joffe  (Andrew), Michelle Chenier (Marcel), Gigi, Leo Ducharme Jr. (Lisa), and Robert Ducharme.  Devoted Grandad of 22, and treasured Great-Grandad of 7, and another one on the way.

Loving husband of the late Claire Lariviere-Ducharme (Potvin) married, May 16, 1998 until her passing on October 20, 2011.  Cherished Stepfather of Gary Lariviere (Janine), Denise Barlow (Derek), and Randy Lariviere (Cynthia). Special Grandfather of 9, special Great-Grandfather of 9.

Dearest and loving friend of Joanne Anderson and her family for many years. Special thanks for their care and love during this most difficult time, we can’t thank you enough.

Son of the late Dennis and Theresa Ducharme. Beloved brother of Bernadine Goodman (late Jack), Shirley Gurzo (Steve), the late Dennis Ducharme, the late Donald Ducharme (Marge), Agnes Lavin (Jerry), Irvin Ducharme (Juliette), and David Ducharme (Linda). Dear Uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Leo was a member of the Windsor Sportsman Club, R.C.L. Branch 594, and the Knights of Columbus Council #5642 River Canard. He enjoyed driving for the Canadian Cancer Society, for over 10 years. Leo was also a devoted usher at St. Joseph’s River Canard. He enjoyed watching sports, playing golf, playing billiards, cards, dancing, and above all having fun with friends and family.

Leo’s sense of humour and practical jokes were second to none.

Special thanks to the loving staff at Windsor Regional Hospital 7th and 8th Floor Ouellette Campus, to Dr. Kanjeekal and Dr. Aoun for their warmth and understanding and to the loving staff at Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare.

If you so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare, The Downtown Mission and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Restoration Fund would be appreciated.

Visitation Friday from 1:00pm until time of Funeral Mass  at 4:00pm at St. Joseph River Canard Church (9399 Townline Rd., River Canard).

Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation online www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 “Well anyways, ‘til we meet again”

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BRAVO, Irene

Posted by on May 11, 2017

On May 8, 2017 at 86 years of age. Predeceased by her husband Mario (2005) and daughter Dianne Beverley (1986). Loving mother of David (Louise), Dennis, and Donald (Sandi). Step-Grandmother of Shauna and Kyle. Will be missed dearly by her family and friends. Irene will be remembered for her love of sports, her witty sense of humour, gardening and caring for her kitty cat Joey. A private family graveside service was held at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Berthiaume, Joseph

Posted by on May 11, 2017

Passed away peacefully on May 8, 2017 at the age of 85 years.  Reunited with and best friend of Doris nee Blondin (2016).  Loving father of Linda and Gene Lariviere, Terry Berthiaume and spouse Arthur Fini, Wayne Berthiaume, Mary Beth Rocheleau, and reunited with late son Kevin (2001) and his surviving spouse Colleen O’Gorman. Proud pepe of Tammi Lynn Srigley, Sharri Lyn Hamelin, Kara Berthiaume, Joe Berthiaume, Gregory Rocheleau, and Grace Rocheleau. Loved by 8 great grandchildren and 5 great- great grandchildren. Missed by sister in law Lucille Berthiaume and predeceased by brothers Leo, Harvey, Rene, Arsene and Leonard, and sisters Evelyn (Labutte) and Catherine (Dufour). Survived by many nieces and nephews. Joe and Doris, along with their son Kevin owned and operated Joe’s Service Centre in LaSalle. A special thank you to the staff at the Villages at St. Clair for all of your care and friendship. Visiting Wednesday from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service Thursday 10 am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery (LaSalle) to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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VRIESINGA, Ludwig

Posted by on May 11, 2017

90 Years, passed away on May 8, 2017 surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Henriet “Hans” for 64 years. Loved father of Roland, Mark (Bianca) and Bruce (Laura). Dear grandfather of Sandra (Matt), Richard (Lauren), Olivia (Jeremy), Margo, Harris and great grandfather of Riley and 2 on-the-way. Dear brother of Eric (Narda). He will be missed by his family and friends. Bill worked in many countries including Germany, France, Switzerland and England. If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Red Cross, Ontario Alzheimer’s Society or CCAC would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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EATON, Wayne Stanley

Posted by on May 11, 2017

Passed away after a short illness on May 09, 2017 at the age of 71 years.  Beloved husband of Linda (nee Sharon) for 53 years.  Loving father of Bill Eaton and wife Anna, Cindy Crundwell and husband Marc.   Proud grandfather of Jessica, Tara, Scotty, Brenden, and Brianna.  Great grandfather of Caitlin, Brady, Seleem, Annabel, Francesca, Clementine, and Landon.  Missed by sister Rose Mary Eaton.  Dear brother in law of Betty Cardinal and the late Joseph, Barb and Bruce Steffke, Sherry and Rob McLaughlin, Wally and Linda Sharon, John and Sherry Sharon.  Survived by many nieces and nephews.  Long time companion Buttercup.   Wayne retired from Kelsey Hayes where he was plant chairman for many years, Vice President of the Retirees Chapter Local 195.  Wayne was a proud member of the R.C.L Br. 143.  If you so desire, donations made to the Ronald McDonald House-Windsor, would be appreciated by the family.  Visiting Friday from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm with an RCL Associate Service at 7:30 pm.  Funeral Service Saturday 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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Theriault, Emile “Emmer” “Milou”

Posted by on May 11, 2017

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on May 10, 2017 at 80 years of age. Beloved husband of 57 years to Carol (nee Awad). Loving father of Mark (Helen), Jeff (Lori), Denise (Chris) Gignac, Chris (Lori), Matt (Sonia), and Dan (Cherie). He will be lovingly missed by his 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Predeceased by parents Arthur (1959) and Evangeline (1975) and siblings Mike (1988), Dolores (1985), Annette (2004), Art (2012). Survived by sisters Rita Georgeff (Larry, 1977) and Lilly Nowicki (Bernard, 2012). He will be fondly remembered by his many niece, nephews, brother in laws and sister in laws. Emmer retired from Chrysler Local 1498 after 37 years of service. Pip was very passionate about his baseball career, which spanned over 60 years. He was inducted into the Windsor-Essex Slo Pitch Hall of Fame 2015. He was one of the founders of Windsor Chiefs Slo Pitch Club. His latest passion was shooting pool, especially with Jack and Ziggy. Milou was a diehard Habs and Blue Jay fan. If you so desire, donations to Autism Services of Windsor & Essex County or Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation (Organ Donation) would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Sunday 3-5pm & 7-9pm with Parish Prayers at 4:30pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Monday, friends are invited to join the family starting at 9:30am at Our Lady of Assumption Church-McEwan Campus (711 McEwan Ave.) for Funeral Mass at 10:30am. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Piper, Nadine (nee Murphy)

Posted by on May 9, 2017

Nadine Anne Piper, 48, of Calgary, Alberta, formerly of Windsor, Ontario, passed away suddenly Friday, May 5th, 2017.  Born October 27th, 1968 in Windsor, Ontario, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Myrtle.  She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Michael Senior; two sons, Michael Junior (Shenene) and Trevor (Alyshia); two grandsons Benjamin and Brayden; siblings Theresa, Barbara and Jason (Erin); and several nieces and nephews.  Cremation has taken place.  Memorial visitation will be held on Friday from 5 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 8 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841  Share memories, photos or make a donation at FamiliesFirst.ca

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GILLEN, William John “Bill”

Posted by on May 9, 2017

Peacefully on May 8, 2017 at 81 years of age. Cherished husband of Ann (nee Reimer) for 57 years. Loving father of Stephen, Kevin  (Rael), Barbara, Margaret, Donna, Bridget, and Paul (Alison). Treasured Grandpa of David, Bethany, Jack, Ian and Norah. Adored Great-grandpa of Conner and Iris. He is survived by his dear sister Mary Linington. Bill was a respected Professor of Economics at the University of Windsor for 41 years. Cremation has taken place and a private family service has been held.

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POLEWSKI, Edward Bernard

Posted by on May 9, 2017

With broken hearts we announce the passing of a magnificent husband, beautiful father, loyal brother, friend, uncle, godfather & son on May 08, 2017 at 57 years of age after a courageous battle with cancer.

Ed leaves behind the love of his life of 33 years, Shellie, the pride of his life and what he worked hard for every day; son Robert & Melanie, daughter Tanya & Jason, son Kenneth & Jessica, and daughter Natalie & Rocco. The joy and light of his life grandchildren Lyla and Lucy, his two perfect, sweet, beautiful grand babies who always put a smile on his face. He was their Papa. Cherished brother of Ted & Cindy, Mark & Peggy and Steve along with his McKenzie family and many loving nieces and nephews. Predeceased by loving  parents Ted (1979) and Emily (2016).

Ed was so many things and wore so many hats. On top of being a family man and great friend, he was a talented photographer, hunter, fly-tyer, world traveler, fitness enthusiast and dedicated Lions fan.  By far his most passionate hobby was fishing and he found tremendous joy and peace with a fly rod in his hand while standing in a pristine river.

He was an excellent athlete, playing Windsor Minor Hockey and Lancer Football. He later moved on to coaching where he was a wonderful mentor to many kids, including his own and was named Windsor Minor Hockey Coach of the Year.

Ed was a very dedicated Professional Engineer and business owner who passionately worked alongside his brothers Mark & Ted at Eagle Press, where they proudly and successfully ran the family business and carried on their father’s legacy.

Ed was a man who kept no ego, who loved his life, his wife and children, grandchildren, friends, employees, neighbors, barber, fitness coach, fishing guides and many others, all with an open heart and without condition.

Ed’s children, grandchildren and wife were the light of his life and the reason he got up everyday, and he theirs.

Ed’s wonderful spirit lives on in all of the people he has touched throughout his life. He is surely in heaven resting peacefully where he earned his place by living a faithful Catholic life, regularly attending OLMC parish and receiving great comfort from the counsel of Fr. Mike Parent especially during his last days.

The Polewski family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the entire medical team who cared for Ed and showed amazing compassion and kindness during our darkest days, specifically Dr. Mizra, Dr.Elalem, Dr. Aoun, Dr. Yap, Dr. Elfiki and many nurses at WRH Ouellette Campus 6 West and WRH Metropolitan Campus 4 West who were nothing short of angels on earth.

The family kindly requests that anyone who wishes makes a donation to Transition to Betterness, which truly made a difference in the families lives during Ed’s battle with cancer.

Visitation Thursday May 11, 2017 from 2 – 5 pm & 7 – 9 pm.  Parish Prayers Thursday 4:30 pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Friday, family and friends are invited to meet at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (4401 Mount Royal Drive) in time for a Funeral Mass at 11 am. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Pare, Jerome

Posted by on May 9, 2017

January 26, 1946 – May 9, 2017

Predeceased by his mother and father Leo and Irene,  sisters Joan Laframboise and Jane Pare and Alma Pare (May 5, 2017).  Survived by his siblings Marlene and Barry Lloyd, Georgette and Ron Duguay, George and Krystina Pare, Patti Pare and Joe Leightizer.  Very special uncle of Ken and Jeff Laframboise, Dalyn and Darren Beaudoin, Aaron Lloyd, John and Amie Trombley, Julie Duguay, Josette and Scott Hewitt, Derek and Rosana Pare, Wesley Pare, Russell McDonald, Odessa and Craig Lussier.  Great uncle to Drew, Dillan, Sarah, Parker, Owen, Aiden, Cora, Davis, Liv, and Tessa.  Great great uncle to Noah, and baby on the way Ava Rose.  Our weekly calls and frequent drop in visits are already missed “Stevie Wonder Uncle Jerome”.  A very special thank you to Rosana for the loving care you have provided to Uncle Jerome you made his final wishes possible.  As per Jerome’s wishes there will be no service, a celebration of life will be held at a later date, cremation has taken place.  Cremation services entrusted to the Cremation Society of Windsor & Essex County 3260 Dougall Ave. 519-969-5449. Online condolences at www.cremationsociety.ca

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Ducharme, Leo Jerome

Posted by on May 9, 2017

Born May 14, 1929 in Zurich, Ontario

Death May 8, 2017 in Windsor, Ontario

Plain and simple, Leo was a great guy. What more do you want in this life. Always made friends no matter what. If you had the pleasure to be his brother, his sister, his son, his daughter, his wife, his dear friend, his priest, his doctor, his nurse, his neighbour, or even just met him once, you knew he was a great guy and no doubt he made you laugh and or smile. To walk away and say to yourself, what a nice man, says it all as a person.

He got to go back and spend his last remaining days just off the same street he and Reta raised their 14 children. Talk about the circle of life. He loved going for a stroll through the old neighbourhood reminiscing. We will go to bed with sad hearts thinking of your famous family quote of, “Never mind go to bed” after getting us all riled up when we were kids and Mom would be so mad because she had to put us all to bed.  I am sure you realized what you truly were saying in those words. For us to go to bed, forget our troubles of the day sleep in peace, and to be ready for the next day! The past is the past. Look forward, because that is where we are going.

Loving husband of the late Reta Ducharme (nee Jarvis) married, September 16, 1950 until her passing on June 2, 1988. Cherished father of Theresa Wunder  (late Martin), Debra Michaluk  (Greg), Denise Johnson (Wayne), John Ducharme (Colleen), Frances Ducharme, Brian Ducharme, Shirley Crowley (Robert), Dennis Ducharme (Carrie), Kimberley Ducharme  (Mark), Beverley Joffe  (Andrew), Michelle Chenier (Marcel), Gigi, Leo Ducharme Jr. (Lisa), and Robert Ducharme.  Devoted Grandad of 22, and treasured Great-Grandad of 7, and another one on the way.

Loving husband of the late Claire Lariviere-Ducharme (Potvin) married, May 16, 1998 until her passing on October 20, 2011.  Cherished Stepfather of Gary Lariviere (Janine), Denise Barlow (Derek), and Randy Lariviere (Cynthia). Special Grandfather of 9, special Great-Grandfather of 9.

Dearest and loving friend of Joanne Anderson and her family for many years. Special thanks for their care and love during this most difficult time, we can’t thank you enough.

Son of the late Dennis and Theresa Ducharme. Beloved brother of Bernadine Goodman (late Jack), Shirley Gurzo (Steve), the late Dennis Ducharme, the late Donald Ducharme (Marge), Agnes Lavin (Jerry), Irvin Ducharme (Juliette), and David Ducharme (Linda). Dear Uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Leo was a member of the Windsor Sportsman Club, R.C.L. Branch 594, and the Knights of Columbus Council #5642 River Canard. He enjoyed driving for the Canadian Cancer Society, for over 10 years. Leo was also a devoted usher at St. Joseph’s River Canard. He enjoyed watching sports, playing golf, playing billiards, cards, dancing, and above all having fun with friends and family.

Leo’s sense of humour and practical jokes were second to none.

Special thanks to the loving staff at Windsor Regional Hospital 7th and 8th Floor Ouellette Campus, to Dr. Kanjeekal and Dr. Aoun for their warmth and understanding and to the loving staff at Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare.

If you so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare, The Downtown Mission and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Restoration Fund would be appreciated.

Visitation Friday from 1:00pm until time of Funeral Mass  at 4:00pm at St. Joseph River Canard Church (9399 Townline Rd., River Canard).

Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation online www.FamiliesFirst.ca

“Well anyways, ‘til we meet again”

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GAUTHIER, Genevieve “Juggy” (nee Renaud)

Posted by on May 8, 2017

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on May 6, 2017 in her 96th year.  Reunited with her husband René (2003).  Cherished mother of Joyce Brown and her late husband Andy, Lynn Gauthier, Raymond Gauthier and wife JoAnne, Ron Gauthier and wife Ruth and Don Gauthier. Devoted grandmother of Kevin, Sherry, Shelley, Todd, Shawn, René and Danielle. Special great-grandmother of Jason, Matthew, Russell, Natasha, Hannah, Ryan, Andrew, Max and Cadence.  Survived by her sister Marge.  She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews, especially Dale with whom she shared a very special relationship.  A heartfelt thank you to the staff of Chateau Park, especially Nicki, and her private caretaker Heather for their outstanding and compassionate care of Mom.  If you so desire, donations to the Brain Injury Association of Windsor & Essex County would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation will be held on Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 p.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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GOUIN, Raymond

Posted by on May 8, 2017

Peacefully on May 6, 2017 at 80 years of age. Cherished husband of Jannine for 49 years. Loving father of Michael Gouin and wife Sheri and Jennifer and husband Ryan Custer. Treasured Pépé of Cameron, Justin, Courtney, Dylan and Bryce. Precious son of the late Raymond and Bertha Gouin. Dear brother of Laurentia and the late Norman Caza, the late Lawrence (John) Gouin and his late wife Bella, the late Norman Gouin and his late wife Rita, the late Flora and Miron Reynolds, late Helen and William Perry, Edna and Victor Boudreau and Louis Gouin and wife Linda Drouillard. He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Ray was a dedicated painter for over 50 years and owner of Ray Gouin Painting and Son. His garden was his passion and pride. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Wednesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm with prayers at 4:30pm. Funeral Thursday 9:45am leaving from FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841 to St. Anne Church for Mass at 10:30am. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Timothy, Leonard

Posted by on May 8, 2017

October 31, 1920 – May 6, 2017

It is with sadness we announce the passing of our father but thankful for all the years we had him in our lives. Known to everyone as “Pip” our Dad was born in Penetangushene. He moved to North Bay and at a young age the family moved to Windsor. Loving husband of Pamela Noble (2004) Father of Jacqueline (David Robichaud), Terrance (Joy), Jennifer (Robert Harris), Deborah (Keith Golden), Eric (Janet) and Robert (Toni). Son of Charles Timothy and Marie Anne Leroux, brother of Raymond, Arthur, Olive, Nelson and Ronald (predeceased) and surviving siblings Gerald Timothy , Elaine Marion and sister in-law Yvonne Timothy. Dad was a special Pip to Kimberly Damphouse, Christine Minardi, Erika Golden, Brent Golden, Keith Timothy, Dustin Timothy, Pamela Timothy, Kimberly Letourneau, Chad Timothy, Shannon Timothy, Lennie Timothy (predeceased) and Christopher Timothy. He will be missed by his 18 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends. Dad was employed by Ford Motor Company at the time he enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1942. He was sent to England with a holding unit where he met our Mum. He was deployed to Europe with the 17th Field Regiment, 5th Armoured Division as a gunner/ driver, and fought in the Italian Campaign. He arrived in France, went through Italy and Belgium, then to Holland where the war ended in 1945. Mum and Dad were married in England in 1945. He returned to Ford Motor Company and has been retired for 36 years. Following his retirement he took a position as a school bus driver. In the early years he was Scout leader in LaSalle. Dad was a member of The LaSalle Friendship Club for many years and was an avid card player. At 83 he was the caretaker of the building, and still very active. In 2014 he was presented with The Ontario Volunteer Service Award for 30 + years. A proud Veteran, he attended the cenotaph annually as well as many functions of the Windsor Veterans Historical Society. Dad was a member of Legion Branch 594. Two weeks ago he was presented with a Quilt of Valour from QOC Canada in honour of his service. We would like to thank Dr. L Morvay of the LaSalle Clinic, Dr. A Kadri of the Regional Kidney Care Clinic, and his caregivers Darlene & Joanne of Paramed Home Health Care, as well as the Veterans Association of Canada for their support and care the past few years. This allowed our Dad to remain in our family home he built 64 years ago. To Mary Moss, he always enjoyed your monthly visits, and to the staff on duty at Windsor Western Hospital, Ouellette Avenue Campus thank you for your care in his final hours. We would be remiss in not mentioning his neighbours Albert & Marie Torti, who have always been there for him over the years.  In lieu of flowers charitable donations can be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation (Windsor) or the charity of your choice.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 7-9 pm.  Funeral service will be held on Thursday May 11, 2017 at 11:30 am at Families First 2130 Front Road LaSalle, 519-969-5841 under the auspices of Windsor Veteran’s Memorial Service Committee.  Family and friends will be received 1 hr prior to the service.  Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Joseph Berthiaume

Posted by on May 8, 2017

Passed away peacefully on May 8, 2017 at the age of 85 years.  Reunited with and best friend of Doris nee Blondin (2016).  Loving father of Linda and Gene Lariviere, Terry Berthiaume and spouse Arthur Fini, Wayne Berthiaume, Mary Beth Rocheleau, and reunited with late son Kevin (2001) and his surviving spouse Colleen O’Gorman. Proud pepe of Tammi Lynn Srigley, Sharri Lyn Hamelin, Kara Berthiaume, Joe Berthiaume, Gregory Rocheleau, and Grace Rocheleau. Loved by 8 great grandchildren and 5 great- great grandchildren. Missed by sister in law Lucille Berthiaume and predeceased by brothers Leo, Harvey, Rene, Arsene and Leonard, and sisters Evelyn (Labutte) and Catherine (Dufour). Survived by many nieces and nephews. Joe and Doris, along with their son Kevin owned and operated Joe’s Service Centre in LaSalle. A special thank you to the staff at the Villages at St. Clair for all of your care and friendship. Visiting Wednesday from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service Thursday 10 am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery (LaSalle) to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Laforet, June (nee Grimmett)

Posted by on May 6, 2017

On April 26, 2017, God took our loving mother into His arms to relieve her of her pain.  Loving wife of the Late William Laforet Sr. (1973).  She will always be missed and loved by her sons Richard ( Kim) and Bill (Brenda).  Wonderful Grandmother of Christell, Eric, Michael, Jennifer and Jeremy and Great-Grandmother of 6.  Predeceased by her sister Eleanor and brother Edward.  Dear sister-in-law of Maryann Reinders (Hank).  June was a roller skater and tap dancer in her younger years, she loved her pond and was an avid gardener.  June worked at Fisher’s Flowers for over 30 years.  She was loved by every good person that met her.  Thanks to everyone at Carinal Place and Windsor Regional Hospital for their compassionate care over the last few years.  If you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation Sunday 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.  Funeral Service Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Burial to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

 

 

 

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PODOLSKY, Glenita Gloria

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Peacefully on April 26, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Robert (2015). Lovingly remembered by daughter Nancy Leavoy, son Michael, and son-in-law Ambrose Power. Predeceased by twin daughters Joyce (2007) and Jan (2010). Also remembered by grandchildren Michael (Sarah), Nicholas (Eve), Aubrey (Melissa) and Adrien (Matthew) and great grandsons Jager and Derek. A sincere thank you to everyone at Amica, especially the nursing team and the amazing, kind and caring nurses at 6 North, Met Campus. At the request of Glenita there will be no service. Donations may be made in her memory to the W-E County Humane Society or TLC Animal Aid.  Arrangements entrusted to FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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MORRIS, Dr. E.J.

Posted by on May 6, 2017

Passed away on April 26, 2017 at the age of 88 at Huron Lodge with his loving family by his side.  Beloved husband of Lea (nee Semple) (formerly Wilkinson).  Predeceased by Betty Cunningham (2001).  Loving father of Sue (George) Wilkinson, Jill Dell, John Morris, and Michael (Charlotte) Morris.  Cherished Papa of many grandchildren & great-grandchildren.  Ev was an “old fashioned” family doctor who began his practice in Windsor in 1952 proudly working at both Grace & Hotel Dieu Hospitals.   Ev was a proud member of the Church of the Ascension and it’s Rector’s Senate, as well as the Knights Templar. He will be sadly missed by his many family, friends & past patients.  Donations to the Church of the Ascension – Memorial Trust or Huron Lodge would be appreciated by the family.  Visiting Thursday 3-5 & 7-9 pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Further visitation will take place on Friday, April 28th, 2017 from 9:30 until time of Funeral at 10:30 a.m. at Church of Ascension, 1385 University Ave. West, Windsor.  Interment to follow at Victoria Memorial Gardens.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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FORREST, Victoria “Vickie”

Posted by on May 6, 2017

Passed away Friday April 28, 2017 at the age of 59 at Hospice of Windsor. Predeceased by her parents John and Genevieve Forrest. Loving sister of Jackie Hillis, Brad and Tom Forrest , cherished partner to Mike St. Amour her loving angel. She will be sadly missed by many cousins, nieces and nephews, family and friends. Vickie was a loving, caring, beautiful woman who was active in her community and always had a place in her heart for you. Her strong will and vivacious attitude permeated every room she walked into. After you met Vickie you knew Vickie. We will all miss her zest for life.

Kindly direct your donations to Hospice of Windsor; this would be greatly appreciated as these are the unsung heroes of our community.

Cremation has taken place. A private celebration of Vickie’s life will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.familiesfirst.ca

Peace be with you our loving daughter and sister.

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STOCKWELL, David Malcolm

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Peacefully on April 28, 2017 at 81 years of age.  Reunited with his wife of 51 years, Wendy.  Dearest father of William and wife Denise, Andrew and wife Nicole.  Cherished grandad of Tyler, Amanda, Hanna and Brayden.  Survived by his sisters Patricia Cassell and husband Neil, Carol Legere and sister-in-law Susan Long.  Predeceased by his parents Harry and Betty Stockwell, his in-laws William and Elsa Grey and his niece Susan Legault.  David will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. David retired from Ford Motor Company after many years of dedicated service.  Also served in the Royal Air Force as a young man.  David was an avid sports fan, especially the Toronto Maple Leafs and Cleveland Browns.  If you so desire, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Tuesday from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Prayers Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Friends are invited to join the family on Wednesday after 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark’s By the Lake Church, 150 St. Mark’s Road.  Interment at Victoria Memorial Gardens.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Reaume, Michele

Posted by on May 6, 2017

With sadness we announce the sudden passing of Michele on April 29, 2017 in her 66th year.  Beloved daughter of Philip (Pegge) and predeceased by her mother, Maureen (1995).  Dear sister to Philip (Pam), Daniel (Jodi), Joanne (Steve).  Dear Aunt to Philip, Dina, Danielle. Lovingly remembered by her Aunts, Uncle and Cousins.  Dearest friend of Robin Charles in Leven, Fife, UK and special friend of Natlien Giordimaina, Windsor, Ont.  If desired, donations to Canadian Diabetes Association and/or Canadian Mental Health Association. A private, immediate family only, burial service will be held. Interment, St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Gervais, Ellen Beverely (Nee Targachoff)

Posted by on May 6, 2017

Born July 12th 1948.  Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on April 29, 2017 at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario. Survived by daughter Kathy Gervais (Jamie). Special loving granny of Brooklyn Gervais whom she loved dearly. Also survived by brothers George and his family; Gabrielle, James, Becky, and Alex Targachoff and Tom Targachoff and his family; Renee, Bob, Andrew, and Matthew Kotevski. Jeff, Kristy, Sophia, and Pierce Targachoff. The family would like to thank all the Doctors and Nurses at WRHC Met Campus and a special thank you to all the Doctors and Nursing Staff at Victoria Hospital in London for their dedicated and compassionate care. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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