O’DWYER, Thomas Eugene

Posted by on December 6, 2014

Passed away peacefully after several years of struggle with Parkinsons on November 29, 2014 at the age of 85 years.  Beloved husband of Bernice (nee Rivait) for 56 years.  Loving father of Thomas (Debbie) O’Dwyer, Timothy O’Dwyer, Maureen O’Dwyer (Frank Devereaux) and James (Connie) O’Dwyer.  Proud grandpa of Catherine, Tommy (Jenny), Erin Paonessa (Joe), Shayne, Savannah, Eva Dyck and great grandpa to Jae, Violet, T.J., and Sofia.  Missed by brothers Gerry (Elinor) O’Dwyer and Patrick (Simmone) O’Dwyer, and in-laws Marj O’Dwyer and Fred (Mike) Fairhart, Theresa Matthews, Charlie Crosby.  Predeceased by siblings James O’Dwyer, Bill O’Dwyer, Marion Fairhart, Rita Jagelewski. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Tom owned and operated McLaughlin and O’Dwyer Dental Lab. He will be remembered by his Club 55 friends. If you so desire, donations made to Parkinson Foundation of Southwestern Ontario would be appreciated by the family. A private family service 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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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

PERPICH, Martin George

Posted by on December 4, 2014

64 years, passed away, after a long and courageous battle, on December 2, 2014 at St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital. Loving son of Elie & the late Lillian Perpich. Dear brother of Ronald Prpich & Jodi Walker. Dear friend of Bob Mantyka and Dan Nelson. Fondly remembered by many loving nieces, nephews, friends and all those that knew and loved him. Marty was a longtime employee of Casino Windsor and was a member of CAW Local 444. He was an avid WWII airplane and stock car/NASCAR racing enthusiast. If you so desire, donations to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service to celebrate Marty’s life will be held at a later date. 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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Gramada, Gail

Posted by on December 4, 2014

web_Gramada, GailPassed away suddenly on December 4, 2014 at the age of 75. Loving wife to Alex, with whom she celebrated 29 years of marriage. Loving mother to Jeff and Debbie Lambing, Terry and Jim Finney, Chris and Sharron Lambing. Cherished grandma to Jason, Rachel, James, Kyle, Corey and great-grandma to Aubryn, Avri, Cole, Jayenna and Dayton. Beloved sister to Norman and Pat Griffin. Dear sister-in-law to Gloria, Marjorie, Ed, Desmond and George. Gail will be missed by her many nieces, nephews and friends, especially her canine companion Misty. Gail had a love of the outdoors, especially enjoying her backyard paradise. If you so desire, memorial donations to the Erie Wildlife Rescue would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Saturday 2-4 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Gail’s life at 4 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Lumley, John E.

Posted by on December 4, 2014

WEB_Lumley_JohnPassed away on December 3, 2014 at 84 years of age. Cherished husband of Audrey (nee Plank) for 62 years. Beloved father of Cheryl (Gerald) Larsh, Daniel Lumley and Greg (Lisa) Lumley. Loving grandpa of Jeremy (Lydia) Larsh, Jonathan (Katie) Larsh, Fraser (Karen) Lumley, Henry (Megan) Lumley, Gabrielle (Matthieu) Marcotte and great grandpa of Ben, Anna, Joshua, Hosanna, Elijah, Caleb, Madison, Lloyd, Brandon, Lillian, Nathan and Estelle. Dear brother of Bill (Rhetta) Lumley, Francis (Sandy) Barr, the late Jim (Irene) Lumley, the late Joan Lumley and brother-in-law of Mildred Plank. John will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. John will be missed for all his tinkering, his warm smile and great hugs. If you so desire, donations to Youth With A Mission Canada would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Sunday 3-5pm and 7-9pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Monday, family and friends are invited to meet at Windsor Christian Fellowship (4490 7th Concession) after 10:00am until time of service at 11:00am. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Dennis, Judy

Posted by on December 4, 2014

web_dennis_judyBorn April 15, 1943, peacefully passed surrounded by her family on Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 at the age of 71. Predeceased by her parents Beverly (March 18, 1986) and Bernadette (November 18, 1986).  Loving sister to Jayne Nadalin, the late Jan Dennis (November 19, 2006), Jacquie Soulliere (Jerry), and cherished Aunt to Graydon (Angela), Crystal (Mary Kate), and Justin (Ashley). She will be fondly remembered by many of her extended family and friends in Toronto, Windsor, and places beyond. Judy opened her heart and her home to several rescued feline friends, creating warmth and safety through her kindness. As expressions of sympathy, donations to The Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy and Brentwood Recovery Home, would be greatly appreciated. Visiting will be held on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 from 10am until time of service 11:30am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841, followed by interment at Heavenly Rest. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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Our hearts may be heavy, but her soul is now free.

 

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TAYLOR, Alma

Posted by on December 3, 2014

web_Taylor_Alma92 years, on December 2, 2014, at peace after a valiant battle with her loving family by her side. Reunited with her beloved husband John “Charlie” (1985). Loved mother of Jean & Michael Mancini and Patricia Patton. Cherished Nana of Julie & Dave Waddell, Michelle & Fred Meyers, Paul & Leesa Mancini and Tony & Michele Patton. Great-grandmother of Allison, William “Will”, Gaven, Brittney, Kyle, Regan, Sarah, Emilee, Michael, Megan, and Ryan. Dear sister of Lydia “Lil”, and the late Winifred, Betty, and Ray. She will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends both in Canada and England. To honor Alma’s love of animals, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Visiting Friday after 10:30 am followed by memorial service at 11:30 a.m. at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor (519-969-5841). Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Beneteau, Dolores (nee McMullen)

Posted by on December 3, 2014

web_Beneteau, DeloresAfter a long and courageous battle with cancer, on December 2, 2014 at 72 years of age. Cherished wife of Joseph L. Beneteau for 53 years. Loving mother of Thomas Beneteau and wife Sharon, David Beneteau and wife Dawn, Michael Beneteau and wife Sherri and the late Joe Beneteau (2007). Adored Grandma of Kinesha, Jasmine, Jessica, Melora, Tommy, Josie, Andy, Brooklyn, April, Scarlett and Lincoln. Dear sister of Barbara and husband Ernie Cowin, Mary Jane McMullen (late Cy), Viola and husband Jerry Babin, Susan and husband Harry DeJong. Loved sister-in-law of Aurele Beneteau and wife Blanche. She will be sadly missed by Karen Rollins. She will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews. If you so desire, donations to the restoration fund for St. Joseph Church, in River Canard, would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. On Saturday, friends and family are invited to meet after 9:30am at St. Joseph Church, River Canard (9399 Townline Road) followed by a memorial Mass at 10:30am. 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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Godin, Donna M. (nee Hayes)

Posted by on December 3, 2014

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Passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on December 3, 2014 at 88 years of age. Reunited with her cherished husband Bernie (2009) with whom she celebrated 56 years of marriage. Beloved mother of Mary Beth and husband Peter Smith, the late Maureen (1964), Jackie and husband Bob Donaldson, Brad and wife Mary Beth Godin. Dear daughter of the late Joseph and Genevieve Hayes. Precious grandma of Sean (Bryana) Smith, the late Devon Smith (1983) and Nicole (Mike) Toldo, Chelsea and Chantal Godin. Dearest sister of Helen Blackburn and the late Fred, the late Mary Ann Murphy wife of Bernard, and the late Jim Hayes. Dear sister-in-law of Richard (Gay) Godin, Robert (Ed) Godin, Joanne (Bob) Plante, and predeceased by Nelson Godin and Frank (Dorothy) Godin. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Donna was a devoted mother and grandma, she was also a member of the CWL at Corpus Christi Church for many years. Many thanks to the staff at Huron Lodge for their compassionate care of Mom. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation orCommunity Living Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Monday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers and CWL prayers at 7:30p.m. Funeral Tuesday 10:30 a.m. at Families First Funeral Home & Tribute Centre (519-969-5841) 3260 Dougall Ave. to Corpus Christi Church (1400 Cabana Rd. W) for Mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Maidstone. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, London, Sarnia, Windsor

ST. LOUIS, Angeline (nee LaBranche)

Posted by on December 3, 2014

web_StLouis_AngelinePassed away peacefully at home with family by her side, on December 3, 2014 at the age of 81. Reunited with her loving husband Alex (1996). Loving mother of Susanne Bistany (John), Jacqueline Damato (Ron), Darlene Mailloux (Bob), Dianne Lypps (Tom), Peanut Alex St. Louis (Joyce), and Rosanne Novelletto (Steno). Cherished Memé of 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Daughter of the late Viateur and Edna LaBranche. Dear sister of 5 brothers and 11 sisters. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Missed by many dear friends. Angie will be remembered for some of her favourite desserts. Special thanks to CCAC and Hospice of Windsor for their compassionate care and support, especially Karen. If you so desire, donations to the Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated. Visitation Friday from 3-9 p.m. Funeral Service Saturday 10 a.m. at Families First, 1065 Lauzon Road, East Windsor (519)969-5841. Interment St. Anne Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.familiesfirst.ca

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WARDELL, Albert Bruce

Posted by on December 2, 2014

web_wardell bruceIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather on December 2, 2014 at 86 years of age. Beloved husband of Jean with whom he celebrated 62 years of marriage. Loving dad of Linda Bell (Gary), Dave (Chris), Pat Mayea, Janice Bouteiller (Paul), Sharon Beaudoin and adopted daughter Beth Lanspeary. Cherished Poppa of Cari Belius (Nik), Kim Atkinson (Jared), Kris Near (Jay), Melissa Mayea, Cheryl McDonald (Jon), Cassie Balint (Justin), Samantha Beaudoin (Cory), Eric, Nicole and Danielle Bouteiller, and 6 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Keith (Madeline) and Kenneth (Barb). Proud member of the Ironworkers Local 700. Lifetime member of the Windsor Sportsmen Club. Bruce will be remembered for his love of fishing and Toronto sports teams. Special thanks to CCAC-Revera and Hospice of Windsor for the excellent home care. If you so desire, donations to Hospice of Windsor or Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated. Visitation Thursday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Friday 10:30 a.m. at Families First, 2130 Front Rd. Lasalle (519-969-5841). Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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Hawkins, Jack Leonard

Posted by on December 2, 2014

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Peacefully at home with his loving family by his side on December 1, 2014 at 79 years of age. Beloved husband of Helen (nee Natyshak) for 54 years. Loving Son and Son-in-law of the late William and Bernice Hawkins & Nick and Maria Natyshak. Cherished Father of Greg and wife Jodi and Marc and wife Claire. Adored Papa of Christopher, Kevin, Curtis, Andrew, Jacob and Jennifer. Dear brother-in-law of Moe and Jean Natyshak, Joe and Sharon Natyshak, Boris and Sheila Natyshak, Steve and Lynn Natyshak, Walter and Ana Natyshak, Audrey and Dwain Hataley and the late Kay and Alex Moysiuk, the late Lucy survived by husband John Fostey the late Bill survived by wife Sue Natyshak and the late Bessie Vick survived by former husband Jack. Dear uncle of many loving Nieces and Nephews and God Father to Barbara Tymec. Jack was a proud retired Captain of the Windsor Fire Department for over 34 years of dedicated service. If you so desire, donations to the Ronald McDonald House, Windsor Goodfellows or the Humane Society of Windsor and Essex County would be appreciated by the family. Fire Fighters Walk Past Thursday evening at 8:00pm. Visiting Thursday 3-5 & 7-9pm. Funeral Service Friday 10:00am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave., South Windsor (519-969-5841). Entombment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

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DUFRAINE, Shirley Ann (nee Phelps)

Posted by on December 1, 2014

web_Dufraine, ShirleyPassed away peacefully with family by her side on December 1, 2014 at 78 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Herman (2006). Cherished mother of Stewart Lucier (Marlis Begin) and Scott Lucier (Marilyn). Loving grandmother of Scott (Laura), Derek (Melissa), Tim (Pam), David (Jessica) and Ken. Proud great-grandma of Tim, Tucker, Owen, Oliver and Star. Loving sister of Patricia and brothers Fred (Bea) and Dennis (Sharon). Predeceased by her parents Fred and Genevieve Phelps and sisters Carol and Alma. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Thursday 3-5pm & 7-9pm. Memorial Service Friday 11:30am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery.

 

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DESJARDINS, Guy Arthur Claude

Posted by on December 1, 2014

web_desjardins_guy_AurtherPeacefully, on November 29, 2014 with loving family by his side at the age of 62. Devoted husband of Arlene whom shared 39 years of marriage. Cherished father of Ryan and wife Jill of Keswick and Chad (Angela) of Seattle. Proud Pepe of Neve and Kai. Eldest son of Claureda and the late Alphonse. Dearest brother of Gary (Jeanette), Michelle (Ray), Brent (Donna), Emily (Terry), John (Cindy) and brother-in-law to Alvin (Julie), James (Deanna), Marilyn (Charlie), Honourable Rommel (Linda) and Marie (Larry). Guy will be sadly missed by Godmother Zoe, Anthony and many nieces and nephews. He will be forever remembered for his love of family and passion for golf where many memories were made. In the face of a 3 year long battle with pancreatic cancer, Guy dedicated his time to family, travelling and enjoying all that life had to offer. Sincere thanks to Riviera, Bayshore and Hospice for providing compassionate care. If you so desire, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Visiting Tuesday from 3-5, 7-9 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor (519-969-5841). On Wednesday, relatives and friends are also invited to join the family from 12:00 p.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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RATSOY, Nigel Wynne

Posted by on December 1, 2014

web_RatsoyPassed away suddenly at home on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at the age of 70 years. Beloved husband of Murna (nee Butzer). Loving father of JoAnn Ratsoy and Joseph Dudas, Kevin Ratsoy, Shanon Ratsoy, Bryce and Kim Ratsoy. Proud Pepa of Kyle Ratsoy, Ashley Ratsoy and Tim Haslam, Adam Harrison, Brody and Gage Ratsoy, Mackenzie Porter. Great Pepa to Anabella, Angelina, Ryden, Avah, and Emma. Reunited with his mother Muriel and granddaughter Scout.

 

Missed by siblings Tim Ratsoy and Val, Cheryl Ratsoy and John, Lorraine and Pat Bryceland, Daryl Ratsoy. He will be missed by his many friends at the Doone Towers.

If you so desire, donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.   Survived by many nieces and nephews.

 

Nigel retired from Chrysler after many years of employment.

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

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Dad, You Are Always In Our Hearts.

 

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Iafrate, Maria (nee Gemmiti)

Posted by on December 1, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Maria on December 1, 2014 at 93 years of age. Cherished “Ma” of the late Fulvio DeSantis, the late Silvana Wild, Ciro & Susan DeSantis, Domenica “Dee Dee” DeSantis & David Delville, Julie Wild, Massimo & Sylvine Iafrate, and Brad & Esther Almond (Kelowna, B.C.). Beloved “Nonna” of the late Christopher DeSantis, Darren DeSantis, David DeSantis (Lisa), Noel Wild (Renata), Leon Wild, Lisa Taylor (Larry), Tylene Wild (Brandon), Jessica Sylvestre (Brent), Jeremy Iafrate, Devin Almond (Olivia), and Cody Almond. Adored great-grandmother of Joshua and Tristan DeSantis; Emma and Noah DeSantis; Nina, Serina and Alessia Wild; Larry, Logan and Lance Taylor; Tyler and Silvana Wild; Jayde Wild and Noelle Larose; and Mayelle and Élyse Sylvestre. Loving great-great-grandmother of Alexandria. Predeceased by her dear brother and sister-in-law Lou and Maria Gemmiti. Loving zia of Christina Culos (Rick), Marisa Connelly (Dan), and Gerry Gemmiti (Heather). Maria worked in the hospitality industry for many years and was a member of the Italian Women’s Club “Caboto Auxiliary”. Nothing was more important to Maria than her family. Her strength, courage and sense of humour are only a few of the wonderful qualities that we will forever miss. Words cannot express our gratitude to Noel & Renata Wild and family; because of their generosity, kindness and selflessness, Nonna was able to live her last years surrounded by love and true compassion. If you so desire, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-9p.m. Parish prayers Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Funeral Thursday 8:45 a.m. from FAMILIES FIRST 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor 519-969-5841. to St. Angela Merici Church, 980 Louis Ave. for Mass at 9:30 a.m. Entombment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories or make a charitable donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca. Do not mourn for me, for I have not left you. Look into the eyes of my children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and you will find me there.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

LaPointe, Katherine Laura

Posted by on November 30, 2014

Passed away at Grey Gables, Markdale, ON on Saturday November 29th, 2014. Katherine LaPointe, formally of Windsor, ON in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Walter LaPointe (2001). Loving and devoted mother of Peggy and husband Tom Levitt of Markdale, ON. Dear Grandmother Tisha (Doug) Prong of Forest, ON and Brett (Jerri Lynn) Levitt of Markdale, ON. Great-grandmother to Brady, Spencer, Jadyn and Lawson. Sister-in-law of Ellen & Bert Gibbons of Kingston, ON. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Will be sadly missed by many dear friends and staff at Grey Gables. She was very active in many organizations including the Moose Lodge OB’s and The Red Hats Society. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association or the Grey Gables Activity Fund would be appreciated by the family. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 3rd from 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral service will be held Thursday, December 4th at 11:30am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www. FamiliesFirst.ca

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Lane, Cyril James

Posted by on November 26, 2014

web_Lane_CyrilPassed away suddenly on Tuesday November 25, 2014 at the age of 83.  Cherished husband of 26 years to Mary Jane McMullen.  Predeceased by mother Kathleen (2014) and father Cecil (1994). Dear stepfather of Aron Karlsen. Brother of Dorothy (Ronald Scholl) of Pittsburgh, PA, David Lane of Davison, Michigan and Alice “Fran” Harris of Windsor. Dear brother-in-law of Barbara and Ernie Cowin of Brampton, Dolores and Joseph Beneteau, Viola and Jerry Babin, and Susan and Harry DeJong.  He will be fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews and best friend Joe Danaher.  Cy has enjoyed retirement for 20 years after his long career of 47 years at The Windsor Star.  Over the years, Cy enjoyed sailing, skiing and motorcycle riding and fall trips to New England.  A heartfelt thanks to the doctors and staff at Windsor Regional Hospital Metropolitan Campus.  If you so desire donations to Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Cremation was held. A private celebration of Cy’s life 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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Lofthouse, Irene Norma

Posted by on November 25, 2014

Passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on November 25, 2014 at 94 years of age. Reunited with her loving husband Frank (1982). Beloved mother of Victor and wife Vi, and Norma and husband Ed Dupuis. Loving Nan of Todd, Troy (Danielle), Kristin, Dan (Lynn) and great Nan of Joel, Jessica, Taylor, Nolan, Connor, Owen, Tatum, Ryan, Cooper and Ruby. Cherished cousin of Ken Parr and Sally Mix and their families. Irene loved sewing, knitting, crocheting and was very involved with St. Mark’s Anglican Church for many years. If you so desire, donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Thursday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Friday at 1:00pm 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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Connors, Mary Catherine (nee MacEachern)

Posted by on November 25, 2014

Peacefully passed away with her loving family by her side on November 24, 2014 at 80 years of age. Beloved wife of John Connors. Loving mother of Debbie and husband George Hudson, Allan Connors, Linda and husband Kevin Berthiaume, Margaret and husband Dan Croft and Donald Connors. Cherished Grandma of Michael Croft. Dear sister of the late Alec MacEachern survived by wife Helen, the late John MacEachern, the late Allan MacEachern, Catherine MacEachern, Angus MacEachern and wife of the late Annie. If you so desire, donations to Transition to Betterness would be appreciated. Special thanks to all the Nursing Team and Doctors of three south palliative care unit of Malden Park. Visiting Thursday 3-5 & 7-9pm. Prayers Thursday 7:30pm at Families First Funeral Home 3260 Dougall Ave. 519-969-5841. On Friday, family and friends are invited to meet at Holy Name of Jesus Church (146 Talbot St South. Essex) after 10:00am followed by Funeral Mass at 10:30am. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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CRANSTON, Mary Lee (nee Menzies)

Posted by on November 24, 2014

Passed away peacefully on November 24, 2014 at 67 years of age. Beloved mother of Robert, Jennifer and husband Aaron Jahn. Proud grandmother of Rayne, Steven and Evan Davis, Rose and Greyson Jahn. Loved sister of Alexander Menzies and wife Marilena and cherished aunt to Jason and Matthew & Samantha. Friends and family are invited to celebrate Mary Lee’s life on Friday November 28, 2014 at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Visitation Friday 10am to 12pm. Funeral Service Friday 12pm. Share memories or photos at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Mailloux, Thomas John

Posted by on November 24, 2014

WEB_Mailloux_ThomasIt is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our father, friend and mentor on November 24, 2014 at 86 years of age. Peacefully reunited with his wife Betty (nee Soulliere)(2005). Beloved father of Greg, Rick (Jackie), John (Sandi), Alan (Barb), Donna, Jim, and Mark (Michelle). Beloved grandfather of 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Dear brother of Mary Mihlroth and predeceased by Henry, Bernadette, Betty and Edward. Dear brother-in-law of Beatrice Bondy and Ann Bustad. Will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by dear friend Mary Maitre. Uncle Tom will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Tom was the owner of The Shoe Bar (Naturalizer Shoes) for 45 years. He is past president of the Windsor Prostate Cancer Support Group and volunteered his time with Meals on Wheels and the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program. He was an avid golfer and bridge player. Heartfelt thank you to Dad’s guardian angel Datza from Revera Home Health. As well, the outstanding care and compassion shown by the entire staff at Schlegel St. Clair will never be forgotten. If you so desire, donations to the Holy Name of Mary Food Fund (Frank Chauvin) would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Tuesday 6-9pm and Wednesday 2-5pm and 7-9pm. Parish Prayers Wednesday 7:30pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Funeral Mass on Thursday at 10:00am at Assumption Parish, McEwan Campus (711 McEwan Ave.) Procession to Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Davenport, Sharron Mary (nee Desjardins)

Posted by on November 24, 2014

web_Davenport_SharronIt is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt on November 23, 2014 at 64 years of age. Cherished wife of 44 years to Frank. Treasured mother of Steven & Melissa, Elyse & George Rizok and her beloved dog Mikey. Adored “Amma” of Evan. Predeceased by her parents Paul & Kay Desjardins. Loving sister of Kellie (Bob), Marianne (Gary), the late Michael, Ken (Corrine), and Doug. Loving daughter-in-law of the late Jack and Mary Davenport. Dear sister-in-law of John, and the late Linda Jean and her husband Brian Wilsdon. She will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews and friends. Sharron has fought a long hard 13 years and she is proof that miracles do happen. A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Rajkumar, Dr. Steen and her staff, the personal care workers of Rivera, the caring nurses from V.O.N., Vital Aire, and to the Hospice of Windsor for their care, compassion and respect. If you so desire, donations to the John McGivney Centre would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. On Thursday, visitation will continue from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:30 a.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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Papadimitriou, John

Posted by on November 24, 2014

WEB_Papadimitriou_JohnPassed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, on November 23, 2014 at the age of 85. Loving husband to Tina, with whom he celebrated 56 years of marriage. Cherished father to Katherine Papadimitriou, Effie Spanos-Papadimitriou and Charles and wife Lidia Papadimitriou. Adored Papou to Alexandra and Matthew Spanos. Dear son to the late Konstantino and Aikaterini Papadimitriou. Beloved brother to Tasia Polychronopoulos, Ilias and wife Kyriaki Papadimitriou and the late Maria Papadimitriou. John will be missed by his many nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church or the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. John’s family would like to send a very special thank you to all the staff at Windsor Regional Hospital Metropolitan Campus. Your kindness and compassion will always be remembered. Visiting Wednesday 3-5, 7-9 p.m. Thrice Holy Hymn Service Wednesday 8:00 p.m. and Thursday 9:50 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Procession to Holy Cross Church (65 Ellis Street E.) for funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Interment Windsor Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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Reynolds, Darlene (nee Hewer)

Posted by on November 22, 2014

web_Reynolds, DarleneIt is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our loving wife, mother and grandmother on Monday November 17, 2014 at 84 years of age.  Beloved wife of Gordon, with whom she recently celebrated 60 years of marriage.  Cherished mother of Susan Severin (John) of Amherstburg, Janice Mathieson (Tom), and Lana Barei (Chris).  Treasured grandma of Brett and Hillary Severin; Jake and Mackenzie Mathieson; and Jack and Julia Barei.  Mom was born in Leamington Ontario to the late Albert and Edna Hewer.  Daughter in-law to the late Fred and Mary Reynolds. Sister in-law of Mary and the late Harold Lemmon.  A heartfelt thank you to nurse Jackie O. (Metropolitan ER) for helping us fulfill mom’s final wish – we got her home.

Mom, thank you for dedicating yourself to our family and for shaping us into the women we are.  We are blessed and honoured to be your daughters.  We love you.  Rest in peace.

If desired, donations to Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation or to the Ronald McDonald House (London) would be appreciated by the family.  Respecting mom’s wishes a private family service was held and 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

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Rajki, William “Bill”

Posted by on November 21, 2014

62 years, passed away suddenly at home on November 20, 2014. Loved father of Mike & Tiffanie and Greg. Step father of Sean, Heather and Scott Muir. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Austin and Mackenzie, Fiona and Liam and their mother Connie. Dear brother of Tony & Theresa, Margaret & Merle Howie. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends especially his cousin Stevie. If you so desire, donations to the Ronald McDonald House would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Sunday 3-5 & 7-9 pm. Funeral service on Monday 10am 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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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor