DE SANTIS, Rocco John

Posted by on November 25, 2017

The family thanks God for the gift of Rocco who was called home on November 22, 2017 at the age of 63 years.  Beloved husband of Carla (nee Viselli) for 42 years.  Loved father of Cynthia, Rocco, and Phillip.  Cherished father in law of Ron Cunningham, and Elizabeth De Santis.  Adored nonno of Alexander, Grace, Nicholas, Gino, and Angelina.  He will be missed by his mother, mother in law, sisters, brothers in law, sisters in law, many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.  Rocco is reunited with his father, father in law, and all family and friends who have welcomed him home. He enjoyed to construct and repair anything.  His family was most important.  He loved nature and enjoyed raising pigeons. Rocco was a 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus, Holy Family Council 4386.  Rocco loved baseball.  He started at an early age playing catcher for Windsor Central.  In the years 1971 and 1972, Windsor Central made the Canada All Stars which sent him catching ball for Big League Baseball at the Big League World Series in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.   He was also scouted by the Montreal Expos.

Dear Rocco, you will be missed. I was hoping to grow old with you. To the grandchildren, look closely and you will see Nonno’s love all around you. 

Donations made to Canadian Mental Health or to the Windsor Essex Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Visiting Sunday from 6-9 pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Monday, all are invited to join the family at Corpus Christi Church (1400 Cabana Rd W.) for a Funeral Mass at 11 am. Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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HANSON, John Gordon

Posted by on November 24, 2017

June 20, 1948 – November 20, 2017

It is with profound sadness that we announce the loss of John, our cherished Husband and Father. Most beloved Husband of Linda for 38 years. Loving and proud Father of Josh (Lindsay) and Jeff. Son of Don and Violet Hanson. Loving Brother of Betty Hogan, Bob (2016) and Claudia, Don (2015) and Connie, and the late William. Son-in-law of Nadine Chittim. Brother-in-law of Kevin Berriman, and Bruce and Sandi Berriman. Favourite fun-loving Uncle Johnny to all his nieces and nephews. John was a supportive friend and mentor, and his positive spirit spread across generations. He was a father figure to many. His influence and generosity will be eternally missed. Just like in sports, John fought for every last inch and he lived life to the fullest, bringing joy and laughter, especially laughter, to everyone he touched. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Cancer Centre Foundation. After a Private Family Gathering, please join us from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. for a Celebration of John’s Life at the Other Place Catering, 1395 Walker Road, Windsor.  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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Wigle, Bill

Posted by on November 24, 2017

May 17, 1951-November 24, 2017

Passed away peacefully with his family at his side, after a 2 year battle with cancer. Bill was a kind, loving, affectionate, humble. spiritual, considerate, funny, charismatic, intelligent, charitable, loyal, gentleman and devoted husband to Monica for 45 years. He wanted and cherished his two kids Kelly and Nicholas, who made him so happy and they loved and respected their dad. Bill was a great father-in-law to Andrew Porter and absolute perfect grandpa to Jackson (3), Weston (2), and Greyson (8 months). Bill was a fine brother, brother-in-law, uncle and a true friend. He was a loyal and dedicated Human Resources Manager at CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd. where he genuinely cared for his employees. Bill will be greatly missed and never forgotten. If you so desire please make a donation to Stigma Enigma-Maryvale Mental Health in memory of Bill. Thank you to all who enjoyed Bill. Cherish all your memories of him. 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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BROCHERT, Tina

Posted by on November 22, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina on November 17, 2017 at the age of 51.  Beloved daughter of Joseph and Virginia Brochert.  Loving mother of Jeremy and Amber Brochert.  Dear sister of Suzanne Brochert. Predeceased by lifelong  friend and father of Amber, Rick Lauzon. Visitation Friday from 3-5 & 7-9 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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Solecki, Edward Anthony

Posted by on November 22, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on November 21, 2017 at 85 years of age. Cherished husband of Geraldine for 64 years.  Loving father of Dianne and husband Paul Lucier, the late Richard (2006), Wanda O’Gorman and the late John, Greg Solecki and wife Judy, Christine and husband Bill Tripney, Dennis Solecki and wife Kim. Treasured grandfather of Michael (Allison), Daniel (Kristen), Derek, Mandy, Chantelle (Andrew), Justin, Randi, Chelsea (Joey), Courtney, Heather, Dylan, Cameron and Kayla. Proud great-grandfather of eleven. Predeceased by his 2 brothers and by his sister. He will be sadly missed by many in-laws, nieces and nephews. Edward worked at Ford Motor Company for 20 years. He enjoyed soccer, hunting, fishing and sharing stories. If you so desire, donations to Pancreatic Cancer Canada would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Thursday 3-5pm and 7-9pm with parish prayers at 8:00pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor 519-969-5841. On Friday, family and friends are invited to meet after 10:00am at Sacred Heart Church (1425 Divine St. LaSalle) followed by Mass at 11:00am. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Filby, Marguerite (nee McCallum)

Posted by on November 21, 2017

Peacefully, on November 16, 2017 at 95 years of age. Beloved wife of the late George (2006).  Cherished mother of Joan Linton and the late husband Jerry (2005), the late Gary Filby (2005), Bonnie Fields and husband Ron, Debbie Rickeard and husband Rick.  Loving grandmother of Sheri and husband Mark Bondy, the late Darrell Linton (2008), Scott Linton and wife Karen, Kelly Contos and husband Tom, Kimberley Patterson and husband Sean,  Brandon Knowles and wife Leanna, Lisa Bauer, Richard Pomainville and wife Danielle, Anita Fritz and husband Brad, Matthew Filby and wife Nicole. Loved GGMom of 18 and great-great grandma of 2. Predeceased by her 6 siblings.  Marguerite was a member of the Christ Church of England in Amherstburg. A special thank you to the HDGH – Emara Building Palliative Care Unit for their outstanding care.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Transition to Betterness would be appreciated by the family.

Visitation Sunday November 19, 2017 from 3 – 5 pm & 7 – 9 pm.  Funeral Service Monday 10 am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make donations online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Pare, Vincent

Posted by on November 21, 2017

Passed away peacefully on November 17, 2017 at 84 years of age. Reunited with his beloved wife Gen (2007). Loving father of Mark (Debbie), Dale Pare, Tim, Kim (Ron) Hooper. Cherished Pépé of Lindsay (Gianni), Michael (Charlotte), Christine, Tim, Ashley, Jennifer, Bradley (Morgan) and Michael (Jessica).  Dear son of the late Russell (1988) and Irene (1994) Pare. Dearest brother of Charlene (Jesse) Yoell and predeceased by siblings Howard (Shirley) Pare, Viola (Leo) Drouillard, Dorothy (Denis) Ouellette, and Marie Proulx. Dear brother-in-law of Ronald Proulx. Vince will be sadly missed by his extended family and dear friends. He was a former employee of Chrysler Canada retiring in 1988, and a member of UNIFOR Local #444.  If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Tuesday from 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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Mattatall, David Thomas

Posted by on November 21, 2017

Passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on November 17, 2017 at 78 years of age. Beloved husband of Judy (nee Kitton) for 46 years. Cherished father of Krysten (Chad) Lawton and Linda Mattatall. Proud Grandpa of Kaden and Brody Lawton. Dear step-father of Tracie Garinger, Helen-Jean (Pete) VandeBovenkamp and step-grandpa of Max Garinger, Walker, Sander VandeBovenkamp. Reunited with his parents George and Jessie Mattatall and brothers Frank and Lawson. He will be sadly missed by his extended family and dear friends. David served in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged and retired from Ford Canada after 32 years of service. If you so desire, donations to The Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Cremation services were held and a private family service has taken place. Funeral 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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ROSINI, Joann (nee Corsi)

Posted by on November 21, 2017

Passed away peacefully on November 18, 2017 with her family by her side at 68 years of age. Beloved wife of Giuseppe “Joe” Rosini for 44 years.  Cherished daughter of Rosa Corsi and Reunited with late father Mario.   Loving mother of Maria Papaefthimiou and husband Sam, Giovanni Rosini and wife Martina.  Proud and caring Nonna of Sophia, Angelina, Olivia, Cristiano, and Alessio.  Missed by siblings Lora and Ezio Coco, Rose and Jerry Cappussi, John and Lara Corsi.  Dear sister in law to Antonietta Cappucci (Giovanni) and Nicoletta Cappucci (Giuseppe), and missed by several other in laws in Italy.  Joann will be missed by many nieces, nephews and dear friends. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the many people who helped care for Joann during her final days at Huron Lodge. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Tuesday from 2-5 p.m and 7-9 p.m with Parrish Prayers at 4:30 p.m at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Wednesday, family and friends are invited to meet at Our Lady of Mount Carmel (4401 Mt. Royal Dr.) after 9:30 a.m until time of Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m.  Entombment Heavenly Rest Cemetery to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

 

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Moore, Muriel

Posted by on November 21, 2017

Muriel passed away peacefully on November 19, 2017 at 94 years of age.  She lived a long, happy and remarkable life.  She was the beloved wife of the late William (1997), loving mother of Jim Moore, Shari Ellis and Janice Ziebart (Wally), cherished Nana of Lauren (Tyrel), Kristin, Matthew and Sarah,  Great Nana of Ireland, Hunter, Jackson and the late Avery.  Muriel is predeceased by her 10 siblings (six sisters and four brothers). Sister-in-law of Clare Moore and Mickey Parker.  She will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Muriel’s family would like to thank the Village at St. Clair (Essex Neighbourhood) for their care and compassion during the last three years.   Memorial tributes to your charity of choice in her name would be appreciated.  Cremation has taken place.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 23rd at 11:30 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 12:30 p.m. at Families First Funeral Home, 3260 Dougall Avenue, South Windsor, 519 989 5841.  Memories and photos may be shared at www.FamiliesFirst.ca or in person at the visitation.

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Jensen, Jennifer Emily (nee Donaldson)

Posted by on November 21, 2017

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on November 19, 2017 at 40 years of age. Beloved wife of Eric Lovell. Loving mother of Shane. Cherished daughter of Lorraine (the late David) Boyd and Richard (Cheryl) Donaldson. Beloved daughter-in-law of Lloyd and Cheryl Lovell and sister-in-law of Cindy Machan. Dear sister of Michael (Chelsea McDonald) Donaldson. Dearest granddaughter of Douglas and Carol Lacey, Rose (Armand) Donaldson and Bernice (Jack) Donaldson. Jen will be sadly missed by her extended family and many dear friends. Thank you to all the staff at the Cancer Clinic for all their care and compassion. If you so desire, donations to a Trust Fund for her son Shane would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Tuesday 2-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Visitation will continue Wednesday from 11:00 am until the time of the Funeral Service at 1:00 pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Procession to Victoria Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Squizzato, Catherine Noranda (nee Ryall)

Posted by on November 21, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Catherine on November 20, 2017 at 63 years of age.  Beloved wife of 41 years to Liberale.  Adored mother of Vanessa and her husband Greg Reid, and Mathew.  Cherished grandma of Rocco and Maxwell.  Predeceased by her parents Vern and Claire Ryall.  Loving sister of the late Patrick Ryall, Andrea Grimes (Jim), and Noranda Ryall.  Sister-in-law of the late Ferdinando (the late Luigia), Franscesco (Maria), and Angelo (Marisa).  Dear zia of Sarah, Heather, Anthony, Emanuela, Paola, Albano, Pina, Nadia, and Angie.  A heartfelt thank you to the amazing staff of the Villages of Aspen Lake and to the staff of the ICU at W.R.H. – Ouellette Campus for their compassionate care of Catherine.  If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m.  Parish prayers at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Thursday 10 a.m. from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to Most Precious Blood Church for Mass at 11:00 a.m. Entombment Heavenly Rest Cemetery.   Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Dolliver, Gary

Posted by on November 21, 2017

“Forever in our Hearts”

Passed away suddenly on November 20, 2017 at the age of 84. Predeceased by his loving wife Margaret “Peggy” (2014), with whom he celebrated 50 years of marriage.  If you so desire, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Private family graveside service has taken place at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.  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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Gallagher, Robert

Posted by on November 17, 2017

Passed away peacefully on November 17, 2017 at 79 years of age.  Beloved husband of Eunice for 57 years.  Loving father of Gregory, Jeff and Jennifer.  Dear grandfather of Robert and Nicole (Shawn). Great grandfather of Brianna, Lilly, Khristian, Chloe, Liam and Delhila. Son of the late William and Lillian Gallagher. Brother of Roger (Tina), David (Linda), Marilyn (Chuck) and predeceased by several other siblings. Robert retired from Ford Motor Company after 32 years of dedicated service. Cremation has taken place, 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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KOTSIDIS, Gregory M.

Posted by on November 17, 2017

With heavy hearts, we share the sudden passing of a very much loved man on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the age of 67.  He leaves behind his beloved wife and best friend, Helen, of 37 years.  Cherished father of Michael and wife Joanna Kotsidis, Jenny and husband Mario Dadalt.  Adored Pappou of Nikoletta.  Loving brother of Agnes and her late husband Peter Zioutis, Olympia and husband Tasos Tsitsimidis (Greece).  Treasured son-in-law of Lena and Jim Poulias.  Dearest brother-in-law of Nancy and husband Renzo Carli, Alky and wife Pam Poulias.  Best Theo of Kostas and wife Claudia, Kristyn, Julia, Michael, Alexandra, Bill and Barbara (Greece), John (Greece).  Greg will be missed by many cousins and friends.  He was born in Korissos, Greece, and came to Windsor at the age of 13.  After graduating, he worked as an electronic technician for Demers and Mohr and Crescent Television Service for 45 years.  He had a passion for soccer, his faith and his family. Greg was the life of the party and welcomed everyone with a smile on his face.  He always said he was the richest man in the world because he was surrounded by the love of his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations to Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 2 – 5 pm & 7 – 9 pm.  Thrice Holy Hymn Service Sunday 8 pm. Funeral Monday November 20, 2017 leaving in procession from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841, at 9:45 am proceeding to Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church (65 Ellis St. E.) for a Funeral Service at 10:30 am. Entombment Windsor Memorial Gardens to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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FISICO, Tommasina (nee Aiello)

Posted by on November 15, 2017

Passed away peacefully on November 15, 2017 at 85 years of age. Cherished wife of the late Carmine (2014) for 61 years. Beloved mother of Mario (Susan), Lena (Ron) Dzombak and Enzo (Shelley). Loving nonna of Stephanie (Manuel), Jeremy (Hannah), Amy (Adam), Bryan, Lauren, Cole and great nonna of Oliver, Owen and Reese.  Dear twin sister of Natalina Ferlaino. Tommasina will be missed by her nieces, nephews, neighbours and dear friends. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Friday November 17, 2017 from 3 – 5 pm & 7 – 9 pm. Funeral Service Saturday 10:30 am at Families First, 3260 Dougall Avenue, South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Entombment Heavenly Rest Cemetery to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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SPRAY, Terry (nee Gallant)

Posted by on November 15, 2017

Passed away peacefully at Heron Terrace on November 15, 2017 at 88 years of age.  Beloved wife of Dennis for 48 years.  Loving mom of Allan Thompson, Debbie Rubin (Vince), Sharon Sleiman (Mike) and special aunt of Norman Wiltshire (Mary Ann).  Cherished grandma of Troy and Joe Thompson, Chris Rubin (Ruth), Melanie Weiler (Adam), Stephen Rubin (Candace), Zak Sleiman, Dean Sleiman (Alicia) and great-grandma of Andrew, Samantha, Xavier, Maximus, Lincoln, Scarlett and 2 on the way.  Dear sister of Mary Wiltshire and Margaret Davidson.  Predeceased by two sisters and 4 brothers.  Special mom and grandma to all the “Spray strays”and known for her feisty personality.  Thanks to the caregivers at Heron Terrace, Shallows Lane wing for their compassionate care.  Visitation Saturday, November 18th from 3-5 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841.  No funeral service.  Cremation to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Ferrari-Barris, Carol Anne

Posted by on November 15, 2017

Peacefully, on November 11, 2017. Cherished wife of the late Joseph Barris. Loving mother of Michael and wife Shannon. Best friend and partner-in-crime of Rosie and Larry Mader. Very special Auntie of Ann Marie, Steven, Michele and Richard. Great-auntie of 12 and great-great-auntie of 3. Carol Anne was a kind soul whom always had faith in the Lord right up until her passing when she was called home peacefully with her family by her side. The family would like to thank Richmond Terrace 3 East for the love and care that was received by all.  If you so desire, so desire, donation to Richmond Terrace or to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

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Stamatis, Panagiotis “Peter”

Posted by on November 15, 2017

Peacefully, with family by his side, on November 15, 2017 at 83 years of age. Beloved husband of Eleni. Loving father of Bessy & husband Rich Antal and Dina & husband Don Zimmerman. Cherished Papou of Alyssa, Zachary, Michael, and Tia. Predeceased by parents Haralambos and Vasiliki. Dear brother of Asimakos (late Kalomira) and the late Kostaki (late Stamatia). Brother-in-law of late Dina (late Kosta), Demetra (late John), late Thanasi, and Lambros (Sotiria). Also survived by many nieces and nephews in Canada, United States and Greece. Peter’s pride and joy were his beloved grandchildren. He was retired from Chrysler after many years of service. Peter was a proud member of the Greek Community in Windsor. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Friday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Thrice Holy Hymn at 8pm. Funeral Saturday 9:45am from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church for Funeral Service a 10:30am. Interment at Windsor Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Maleon, Susan

Posted by on November 15, 2017

Passed away peacefully on November 14, 2017 with her sister by her side at Sinai-Grace Hospital, Detroit Michigan. Beloved daughter of the late Filomeno Maleon Sr. & Prisca Oblefias of the Philippines. Dearest sister of Rosario & Concordia Maleon. Pre-deceased by siblings Benedicto, Araceli, Filomeno Jr., Salud Reyes and brother-in-law Attorney Lope Reyes. Susan graduated from the University of Santo Thomas as a Registered Nurse and worked in Ohio, Detroit and Windsor throughout her nursing career. She was a member of the Philippine Nurses Association in Detroit. Susan was very thoughtful, affectionate, a loving supportive sister and will be missed dearly. Visitation Friday 3-5pm & 7-9pm with Parish Prayers at 4:30pm. On Saturday, leaving in procession 9:15am from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church for Funeral Mass at 10am.  Burial to follow Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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PETTYPIECE, Maynard

Posted by on November 14, 2017

Passed away on November 5, 2017 at the age of 80.  Predeceased by his beloved wife Helen (nee Baynham)(1990) and is survived by his loving companion Diane Hewitt.  Loving Dad to Pat & Annette, Lori & Pierre Meloche, Terry & Betty, Lana & Calvin Matte, Randy & Carole, Tracey & Mike Bezaire.  Cherished Grandpa to Christopher, Stephanie, Jeremy, Amy, Dana, Melissa, Nicole, Sarah, Holly, Courtney, and Colt.  Dear Great grandpa to Kia, Dayton, Alexia, Caleigh, Nate, Carter, Jace, Addy, and Releigh.  Dear brother to Darlene & Clifford “Chick” Trombley, and Doreen Pettypiece.  Maynard was a devoted Maintenance employee of Chrysler Canada Local 444 and retired in 1995 after more than 42 years of dedicated service.  Maynard was an avid hunter, fisherman, snowmobiler and loved to ride his Harley.  Visiting Wednesday 3-5 & 7-9 p.m.  Funeral at Families First Funeral Home, 585 Sandwich St., S., Amherstburg (519-969-5841) on Thursday at 11:30 a.m.  Procession to St. John the Baptist Cemetery to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

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Bielich, Betty Jean “BJB” (nee Collison)

Posted by on November 14, 2017

Peacefully, with family by her side on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 85 years of age. Beloved wife of 40 years to the late Nick (1991). Cherished mother of Deborah Hoffman (Walt), Colleen Hurst, and Nikki Bielich. Treasured grandma of Michael Hurst (Sarah), Karis Hurst (Manoj Patil), Skye Staszuk, and Angie Hoffman (Justin). Great-grandma of Brielle. Will be sadly missed by her “grand-puppies” Chewie, Whiskey and Violet. Predeceased by parents William and Elizabeth Collison. Dear sister of Marilyn Lewenza, and Pat St. Pierre. Fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. BJ was an avid lover of golf and a dedicated member of Windsor Chapter I.O.D.E and a volunteer with Red Cross. If you so desire, donations to Transition to Betterness would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 7-9pm. Funeral Service Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 10am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

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Drouillard, William “Bill”

Posted by on November 14, 2017

Passed peacefully on Monday November 6th, 2017 at 97 years of age at Iler Lodge. Beloved husband of the late Olive Irene Drouillard (nee O’Shea).  Cherished father of Jackie Dumaine, Ann Charette and husband Gary.  Loving grandfather of Stephanie, Kim and husband Jeff Johnston, J.R. and April, Jayson and Julie, Cindy. Great grandfather of Jen, Tina, Amber, Savannah, Aaron, Nolan, Taylor, Payton & Kaj. Special great grandfather of Wayne Marentette. Great great grandfather of Kirin and Karter. Survived by sister-in-law Ann Sigall. Dear brother of Rose Marie, Eddie and Ken (all deceased), Geraldine Atkin and the late William, Vernan Drouillard and the late Rose, Bonnie Potter and the late Dan. William retired in 1983 from Daimler Chrysler after 43 years.  He was a WWII Veteran as a Royal Canadian Mechanical Electrical Engineer.  William was a member of Legion 594, a past member of Stoney Point and Windsor Sportsman’s Club. Bill was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, golfing and ATV’ing. The family wishes to thank the entire staff at Iler Lodge for their outstanding care and compassion towards their dad. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor and Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. As per Bill’s request, Cremation has taken place and no formal services will be held. 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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GRECO, Maria (nee Lavinio)

Posted by on November 14, 2017

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side in the early morning hours of November 06, 2017 at 83 years of age. Devoted wife of the late Giovanni (2016) of 58 years. Loving mother of Joe (Carmela), Susan (Brian O’Neil) and Gino (Rose Salazar) and nonna of Mateo and Gina O’Neil. She is predeceased by her parents Luigi and Gina Lavinio. Dear sister of Mario (Sandra) and Antonio (the late Jean) Lavinio and Diana (Joe) Vandeput; sister-in-law of Maria (Pietro) Mancina, Antonietta (Pete) Mascaro, Tony (Fil) Greco, Sarah (Tony) Amato, and Anna (Sam) Guarascio as well as many nieces and nephews. She will also be sadly missed by close colleague Cathy Chisesi and god daughters Rachelle Petrusenko and Franca Pignanelli. Known for her high-energy, friendly and selfless nature, she will always be remembered for her devotion to family, friends and business associates.

She was the proud owner of Maria’s Custom Workroom, supplying countless interior designers and residents of Windsor and surrounding areas with quality drapery since 1980. The family would like to thank the wonderful team on the Stroke Unit at WRH – Ouellette Campus.

Donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Visitation Wednesday November 08, 2017 from 2 – 5 pm and 7 – 9 pm, with Parish Prayers at 4:30 pm, at Families First, 3260 Dougall Avenue,  South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Funeral Mass Thursday November 09, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (4401 Mount Royal Drive). Visitation at the church beginning at 12:30 pm prior to the Mass. Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Cocca, Angela

Posted by on November 14, 2017

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on November 7, 2017 at 96 years of age. Reunited with her beloved husband Salvatore (1972). Cherished mother of Frank and wife Franca, and Rosina and the late Saverio Dimaio. Loving Nonna of Sam (Carrie), Angela (Gerry), Joe (Rosamaria), Martha (Mauro) and bis Nene of Frankie, Anthony, Adrianna, Emily, Sophia, Francesco, Lucio, Lorenzo and Anthony. Predeceased by siblings Iolanda, Giovanna, and Domenico. Angela will be sadly missed by her extended family and dear friends from Italy and Canada. If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Special Thank you to Dr. Y. Emara Complex, 2 South for their care and compassion they provided our mother. On Friday, family and friends are invited to meet at Corpus Christi Church (1400 Cabana Rd.) after 10:30am for visitation until time of Funeral Mass at 11:30am. 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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