GIGNAC, Marilyn Anne (nee Matheson)

Posted by on July 2, 2018

Peacefully, after a courageous fight with cancer, on February 27, 2018 at 75 years of age. Beloved wife of Leonard Gignac for 49 years. Loving mother of Leonard Jr. Gignac and wife Lara Souliere, Jay Gignac and wife Michelle, and James Gignac. Cherished grandma to Kristen, Erin, Katelynn, Robert, Jensen, Renee, Meghan, and Danielle. She loved her gardening, the outdoors and spending time with her grandchildren. Special thanks to the doctors, nursing staff, and support groups at Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare for their outstanding support.

If you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9.  Funeral Service Friday 10am 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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SMITH, David Bruce

Posted by on July 2, 2018

After a sudden and brief battle with cancer, David passed away peacefully with devoted family by his side on July 1, 2018 at the age of 76. Dedicated husband of 50 years to loving wife Mary. Cherished father of Barbara Jackson, Kary Coulson and husband Drew and son Stuart and wife Gina. Proud Grandfather and Papa to Luke, Brody, Cam, Halle, Hanna, Charlotte and Rudy. Loved brother to Mary Lou Gasparini (Walter) and brother-in-law to Marie. He will be forever missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by dearest mother Evelyn and his brother Bob. Dave will be remembered for his brilliant and creative mind, his infectious sense of humour and refusal to grow up. He was happiest when sharing a laugh with others, spending time with family and tinkering in the garage on his latest inventions. Much to his delight Dave was a master prankster that rarely received paybacks. Special thank you to the Hospice of Windsor for their care and compassion shown to our family.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Dave’s Life will be held on Sunday July 8th, 2018 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the AMA Sportsman Club at 468 Lowes Side Road in Amherstburg. 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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Bondy-Wood, Sandra

Posted by on July 2, 2018

Passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 27th, 2018 at the Erie Shores Hospice.  She was born on October 22, 1941 in Moncton, New Brunswick. Survived and sadly missed by her devoted husband Russell Wood of Amherstburg, Ontario, her son Robert Bondy (Julie) of Amherstburg, daughter Karla Bondy (Peter Morin) of Hamilton, son Terry Bondy (Helen) of Newmarket, daughter Cathy Snowdy (Bruno Barillari) of Courtice; Russell’s sons Jim Wood (Heather), and Brian Wood (Vivienne); her beloved grandchildren Ian, Caroline, Lark, Rachel, Zachary, Emily, Lauren, Ben, Kyle, and Samantha. As well, Sandra is fondly remembered by her extended Bondy, Wood, and Malenfant families. Sandra is remembered with love by her sisters Kathyrn-Ann Leger, Eva Fleck, Elizabeth Jane Fleck-Lawrence, Geor-Jan Andrews (Ross), and brothers Carl Fleck Jr. (Rozalie Martin) and Joe Wilson (Joyce Cochran), as well as several nieces and nephews. Sandra is predeceased by her husband Bob Bondy (2000), her sister Carol Brennan; her parents Geneva and Carl Fleck Sr., and father Joseph Wilson. After working over thirty years as a bookkeeper at Kennedy Chev-Olds and Thrasher Sales and Leasing, Sandra retired.  She continued to sew, knit, quilt, crochet, garden, and shop. She and Russell travelled to many places including Alaska and Hawaii during their retirement together.

On Monday, July 9th, 2018 at Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery (7258 County Road 50 West, Amherstburg, ON, N0R 1G0) family and friends are invited to meet for 11:00am followed by a Celebration of Sandra’s life at 12noon. A light lunch will be served. In honour of Sandra please come casually dressed with something blue (Sandra’s favourite colour). Donations in Sandra’s Memory may be made to the Amherstburg Society of Saint Vincent de Paul for their Christmas giving tree, Hospice of Windsor & Essex County, or the charity of your choice. 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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BAIOFF, Louie

Posted by on July 2, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving Father and Dedo on July 1st, 2018 at 85 years of age.  Beloved Husband and Best Friend of the late Menka (nee Todorovski). Devoted Father of Danny and Wife Kathleen, Sam and Wife Brenda and the late Marilyn (1959).  Proud Dedo of Brandon, Michael and wife Elisa and Matthew. Predeceased by Parents Simion and Alenka Baiovski and brother Vasil and wife Fani Baiovski.  He will be sadly be missed by many Nieces and Nephews.  Shortly after immigrating to Canada, he held various positions in the hospitality industry and then opened his own restaurant, Paramount Grill in Tecumseh which he successfully operated with his wife for 30 years.  Louie had a passion for gardening and spending quality time with family especially with his grandchildren. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone. He was a member of Boufs Mutual Benefit Association and a dedicated member of St. Nicholas Macedonian Orthodox Church.  A special Thank You to the staff at Aspen Lake for your kindness and support of “Papa”.

If you so desire, donations to Hospice of Windsor or Ronald McDonald House of Windsor would be appreciated by the family.

Visitation Wednesday July 4, 2018 from 2 – 5 pm & 7 – 9 pm with prayers at 7:30 pm. Funeral Thursday July 5, 2018 starting with morning prayers at 10 am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 followed by a procession to St. Nicholas Macedonian Orthodox Church (5225 Howard Ave.) for a Funeral Service at 10:30 am. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Zinyk, Nicholas

Posted by on July 2, 2018

Peacefully, on June 30, 2018 at 88 years of age. Predeceased by his beloved wife Nadia (nee Bryksa, 2010). Cherished father of Nadia Zinyk, Kathryn and Bill Apfelbeck, Nick Jr. and Krista, Michael and Drina Zinyk. Loving grandfather of David Vuksan (Carolyn), Christopher Vuksan (Stacey), Adrianne Couvillon (Kevin), Olivia Hitchen, Krystina Lemire (Justin), Nicholas, Zoey and Payton Zinyk. Dear great-grandfather of Jason, Nicole, Jordan, Kelly, Brooke and Nate Vuksan; and Aria and Leia Couvillon. Survived by many loving brothers, sisters, in-laws, nieces, nephews and a godson.

Visitation Tuesday from 7-9 p.m.  Panachyda Prayers Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841  On Wednesday, family and friends are invited to meet after 10 a.m. at St. Vladimir & Olga Ukrainian Catholic Church, 601 Lake Trail Dr. until the Order of Burial at 10:30 a.m.  Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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CLARKE, Robert Francis

Posted by on July 2, 2018

Passed away peacefully on June 29th, 2018, surrounded by his family at 78 years of age. Cherished husband of Kathleen for over 58 years. Loving father of Wendy (Scott) Wade, Cheryl (Ian) Haselden, Linda (Remy) Montico, Robert (Lori) Clarke, Kelly (Jason) Charles, Diane (Cory) Major.  Precious grandfather of Meaghan, Dan, Bethanie, Matthew, Ryan, Melissa, Logan, Reid, Carly, Brooke, Jaden and Jaxon. Pre-deceased by his parents Robert & Taimi, and his sister Nancy Kernaghan. He will also be missed by his nieces Lori and Kim.

Cremation has taken place. At Robert’s request, a private family service was 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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HILL, Gary

Posted by on July 2, 2018

Passed away peacefully on June 29, 2018 at the age of 77. Beloved husband of Carolyn for 53 years. Proud father of Chris and wife Sue Hill, Marcie and husband Simon Ford in The UK, and Adam and wife Amber Hill in California. Cherished grandpa of Kaitlynne, Spencer, and Samantha. Dear brother of Joan and husband Len McBride, Linda and husband Frank Bain, and Wayne and wife Cynthia Hill. Gary will be missed by Debbie and Don Clarke, as well as many other extended family and friends. Gary found his passion early in life, having worked as a toolmaker for 52 years and being honoured as North American Tool Maker of the Year in 1998. He was involved in many activities, including racing on land and on the water, golfing, baseball, and most significantly playing hockey at all levels until he was 75.

Special thanks to the teams at both campuses of the Windsor Regional Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Liver Foundation would be appreciated. When the entire family can be together, all are welcome at an open house to celebrate Gary’s life from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation has taken place. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Andari, Betty (née Zimmerman)

Posted by on July 2, 2018

After an unexpected illness, Betty died on June 28, 2018, while surrounded by her loving family.  Beloved wife of Jean for 57 years.  Much loved and devoted mother of Stephen and wife Karen, Teresa Andari-Wigeluk and husband John.  Cherished and adored grandmother of Joshua and Andrew.  Survived by her brother Bill Zimmerman and wife Karen, and predeceased by her siblings, Valma Jacques (Addie) , Audrene (Harry Templeman / Wes Gallaway), Harry Zimmerman (Georgina), Bonnie Shiell (survived by Jack).  Sister-in-law of Stephen Andary (Genevieve), Tony Andary (Mona), May Hamway (the late Eddie), Juliette Saba (the late Dak), Josephine Ibrahim (Boula) and Salwa Andary, and predeceased by sister-in-law Annie Andary (Youssif).

Betty will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Betty was born April 3, 1933 in Gorrie, ON to her parents, Sanford and Teresa “Tessie”.  She graduated from the nursing program at Wingham Hospital and nursed across Canada.  She married Jean Andari in 1960. The family lived in Clinton, ON for several years before moving to Windsor in 1971. There, Mr. and Mrs. “A” operated the Windsor Hairstyling School until retiring in 2000.  Over the years, Betty was a dedicated member and volunteer of Holy Name of Mary Church, now Assumption Parish. Betty enjoyed her garden and loved to travel.

If you so desire, donations to Hotel Dieu-Grace Healthcare—Palliative Care Unit (Emara Building) or Mission Club of Assumption Parish would be appreciated by the family.

Visitation Monday, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.  Parish prayers at 4:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Tuesday, friends and family are invited to meet after 9:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at Assumption Parish (McEwan Campus), 711 McEwan Avenue.  Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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MILLING, Joseph David

Posted by on July 2, 2018

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Joseph on June 28, 2018 at the age of 77 years.  Adored husband of Cathy (nee MacKinnon) for 55 years.  Amazing father to Joe Milling (Leslie), Shauna Romaniuk (Greg), Jason Milling.  Most awesome Papa Joe of Jennifer, Joe, Julie Ann, Travis, Gracie, and Madelyne.  Loving brother of Judy Lanoue (Leo).  Reunited with his parents Joe and Edna.  Predeceased by siblings Stuart and surviving wife Diane, Linda Bernard, Nancy Dunn and surviving spouse Don.

Brother in law of Allan MacKinnon, Allana and Danny Lozon,  Vernon and Lynn MacKinnon, Tommy MacKinnon, Donny MacKinnon, Heather and Joe Brennan, Diane and John Pytel.  Survived and loved by many nieces, nephews and countless friends.

Joe served in the Royal Canadian Navy until 1964, subsequently working at Grace Hospital and in the wholesale food industry as a salesman until his retirement in 2013.  Joe lived a very independent and active life.  He enjoyed his morning coffee with dear friends but his happiest and proudest moments were spent as Papa Joe #1 Fan, attending all of his grandchildren’s baseball, hockey, soccer, volleyball tournaments, art shows, birthdays, and other events.

Visiting Sunday 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm.  A Funeral Service celebrating Joe’s life will be on Monday 11:30 am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Cremation to follow.  He will be interred at Heavenly Rest Cemetery at a later date. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Bloomfield, Joy Lenore (nee Cochrane)

Posted by on June 25, 2018

1933-2018

With sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother. Joy is reunited with our devoted father Ken (2011), her loving husband where they shared a wonderful marriage of 55 ½ years. Survived by sons John Robert (Ocala Florida), Robert Andrew (Michelle) of Chatham. Joy enjoyed and adored three grandchildren: Andrew; Annie; and Bobby. She was a very loving Grandma and cherished their calls, kindness, activities and stories. Special aunt to Andrew Ketchum (Tricia) and sons Jesse and Andrew of Bloomfield Hills. Predeceased by her parents Andrew and Velma Cochrane and sister Donna Ketchum. Joy graduated from Grace Hospital in 1954 and was very involved with Alumni and local charities. Life member of Essex Golf & Country Club. She loved all sports particularly the Detroit Tigers and Lions. Special thanks to the wonderful memories, fun and help-especially dear Audrey, Dawn Marie and Russ, Kristen and Alyssa. Joy’s wish is for all to enjoy each day and each other, pay it forward in kindness. If you so desire, donations to the Hospice of Windsor and Essex County, or ALS Foundation would be appreciated, or bring a toy to the memorial service to be donated to Sparky’s Toy Drive. Cremation was held. Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Wednesday family and friends are invited to meet at Essex Golf & Country Club from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Reid, Eileen (nee Taylor)

Posted by on June 21, 2018

Passed away with her family by her side on June 21, 2018 at 84 years of age. Reunited with her beloved husband Bill (2003). Cherished mother of Karen, Carla and Jason. Predeceased by sister Sheila Fraser (2002). She will be sadly missed by her extended family and dear friends from Scotland and Canada. Eileen fostered many children throughout her life and worked with children with mental and physical challenges. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation or C.L.T.F. Palliative Care would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Monday 3-5 p.m. and 7- 8 p.m., Funeral Service to follow at 8 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make donation at www.Familiesfirst.ca

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Reaume, Kristopher

Posted by on June 18, 2018

Passed away peacefully, on June 11, 2018 at 42 years of age.  Beloved husband and best friend of Sarah.  Precious father of Hannah, Isabella and Nicholas.  Loving son of Peter and Dorthy Reaume.  Son in-law of Pat and Brian Swancott. Grandson of Helen Vanoff.  Dear brother of Renee (Bob) and Danielle (Amir).  Brother in-law of Tracey (Jim), Dave (Michelle) and Steve (Nathania). Sadly missed by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, family and close friends. Kris enjoyed spending time with his family and was passionate about brewing his own beer.  He was a dedicated Michigan Wolverines and Edmonton Oilers fan.  If you desire memorial tributes to the Hospice of Windsor or the Windsor Regional Cancer Center, would be appreciated.  Cremation has taken place. A Memorial visitation celebrating Kris’s life will be held on Wednesday from 1 – 4 pm & 6 – 9 pm.  Words of remembrance at 7pm at Families First, 585 Sandwich Street South, Amherstburg, 519-969-5841. At the family’s request you are encouraged to wear a white shirt and jeans or casual attire. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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MULHOLLAND, Dennis (No Show)

Posted by on June 18, 2018

Passed away suddenly on June 12, 2018 surrounded by family at the age of 77. Loving husband of Marilyn for 55 years. Proud father of Clancy (Connie), Kim (Tim Reaume), and Dana. Papa of Christian Ferencz, Evan, and Alyssa Mulholland; Marley (Bradley Lucier-Belleperche), and AJ “Arthur” Reaume. Brother of the late Jimmy (the late Marilyn), the late Ron (Elsie), Mike, John, the late Pat (the late Ted Wilkins), Gerry, and Howard Lauzon. Cherished brother-in-law “No Show” to numerous members of the Chevalier family in Woodslee, Ontario. Dennis will be missed by many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Many thanks to the doctors and nurses of the 7th floor at Windsor Regional Hospital Ouellette Campus for their exceptional care, kindness, and when needed patience. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Visitation from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday and again from 10:30 a.m. Saturday until a Celebration of Dennis’ Life begins at 11:30 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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McCall, Shirley Mae (nee McNaughton)

Posted by on June 18, 2018

Passed peacefully on June 13, 2018 at the age of 86 with loving family by her side. Loving wife of Jim.  Beloved mother of the late Scott (1955), Debra and husband Tim Cooper, Randy McCall and David and wife Mary McCall.  Precious Grandma of Matthew (Alison), Steven (Colleen), Jessica (Billy) and Stephanie (Mark), Christopher and Keeley.  Loved Great-Grandma of Leah, Anthony, James, Arielle, Adalynn, Sophie, Zoe, Winston, Carter, Maddie, Liam, Alivia and Benjamin. Loved sister of the late Donald (husband of Marion McNaughton) Ronald (husband of Margaret McNaughton) Douglas (husband of Grace McNaughton) and Cecile McNaughton.  Several nieces and nephews also survive. Shirley was a devoted member of St. Paul’s United Church where she spent her Tuesdays with her quilting friends. She will forever be remembered as a kind and gentle soul who was completely devoted to her husband Jim, with whom she celebrated 64 years of marriage.  If you so desire, memorial donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Visiting Monday from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor (519-969-5841) with Rev. Olav Kitchen officiating.  Interment Windsor Memorial Gardens.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Foong, Wai-Choong

Posted by on June 18, 2018

Peacefully on June 14, 2018, surrounded by his family, Choong went home to be with his Lord and Saviour.  Loving and caring husband of Soo-Kwan for 32 years.  Devoted and proud father of Yen, Ai-Leng, Emma and husband Jesse.  Dear son of Tang Weng Kee and the late Foong Kar Sek.  Also survived by his siblings Foong Wai Seng (Alice), Foong Lai Yee and Foong Lai Pik (Ang Chin Hong).  Choong earned his BSc and PhD in pharmacology at the University of Portsmouth, England.  Choong met Soo-Kwan in Portsmouth and they married in London in 1985.  Choong joined faculty at Dalhousie University, Halifax, in 1986, and moved to the University of Detroit Mercy in 2001. Choong was a passionate teacher for a generation of students.  Choong trusted in Christ as his Saviour in 2003.  He will be deeply missed by his group of Malaysian friends in Halifax, where the children will always know him as Uncle Choong.  His interests were cooking, camping at Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia, hiking, and Star Trek.  After having a stem cell transplant in 2017, Choong’s desire was to raise awareness of the pressing need for stem cell donors. In memory of Choong, please consider signing up for the stem cell registry through One Match at Canadian Blood Services. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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HACK, Frank Adam

Posted by on June 18, 2018

Passed away suddenly into the arms of the Lord on June 14, 2018 at the age of 55 years.  Beloved husband of Monica (nee Wolf) for almost 32 years.  Cherished father and best bud of Roxy.  Proud Opa of Ben.  Reunited with late parents George and Mary Hack and infant sister Mary.  Younger brother of George Hack (Jane), and John Hack (Cathy). Brother in law of Richard and Mary Anne Wolf, and Clarissa and Gino Menna.  Missed by many nieces and nephews.  Frank worked as a construction supervisor in Toronto on many projects that he was proud of.  He found his true passion when he retired, in “picking”, collecting and restoring watches, and creating art. He always put family and friends first.  He brightened every room he walked into with his laughter and joy.

Visiting Monday 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm with prayers at 4 pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Tuesday, all are welcome to Immaculate Heart Parish (2153 Parkwood Ave.) from 9 am until time of Mass at 10 am.  Cremation to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Diotte, Maurice

Posted by on June 18, 2018

Peacefully on June 14, 2018 at the age of 77. Reunited with his loving wife Barb Diotte (2016) of 47 years. Treasured father of Jeff Diotte and Kim Wallace and husband Aaron. Cherished grandfather of Jordyn, Brandon, Molly and Maggie. Great grandfather of Kenadee and Xayden. Dear brother of Paul (Madeline), Lucy, Jean, Rick (Joanne), late Roger and Denise (late Bruce). Moe will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Glenwright, Jeanette Marilyn (nee Clugston)

Posted by on June 18, 2018

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family and friends on June 16, 2018 at 78 years of age. Loving mother of Colleen and husband Leo Palmeri, Craig Glenwright, Chris Glenwright and Leslie Glenwright. Treasured Grandma of Brendan, Nickolas, Lacey Anne, Ryan and Mitch. Proud great-grandma of Morgan, Liam, Garret, Theo and Malia. Dear sister of Nancy Lynn Baldwin and Terry Clugston. Predeceased by her parents Harold and Evelyn Clugston. Visiting Wednesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow. Share memories, or photos at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Delville, Betty Joan

Posted by on June 18, 2018

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on June 16, 2018 at 89 years of age.  Predeceased by her husband Anthony.  Cherished mother of Patrick, Pamela (Chris Goyeau), and David (DeeDee DeSantis).  Loving grandmother of Ian Christopher.  Predeceased by her siblings Dorothy and her husband Edward Clarkson, and Marvin and his wife Hilda Colby.  She will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews.  Betty worked in the food industry for many years.  She was a closet Red Wing fan, enjoyed watching their games and was an avid walker.  A heartfelt thank you to the 5th Floor Doctors and Nurses at W.R.H. – Metropolitan Campus for their compassionate care.  If you so desire, donations to the Downtown Mission would be appreciated by the family.  Cremation has taken place.  Memorial visitation will be held on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the memorial service at 11:30 a.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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ADAMS, Teresa Eva (nee Faucher)

Posted by on June 18, 2018

We are sadden to say good bye to our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother in her 91st year. Reunited with her beloved husband Stanley (1989) whom she missed deeply. Much loved mother of her four children; Tom Adams (Elaine), Larry Adams, Karen Zakal (Gene), and Kathryn Moceri (Frank).  Loving and cherished grandmother of her 12 grandchildren; Tommy, Michelle, Danny, Anastasia, Billy, Daryl, Brett, Aaron, Amy, Nina, Teresa and Rocco. Proud great-grandma of 20 great grandchildren; Jocelyn, Matthew, Samantha, Jack, Charlie, Wilson, Elliot, Lucas, Ryan, Keira, Bethany, Andrew, Mia, Tia, Bruno, Gabriella, Madeline (2013), Remi, Luciano, and baby Francesco. Predeceased by her siblings Everest Faucher, Hilda Potvin, Norman Faucher and Joe Faucher. Loving aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Teresa loved to spend time outdoors, camping with her children and grandchildren. She looked forward to celebrating the holidays; baking apple pies, butter tarts and finishing the festivities with a euchre tournament.   She was a faithful Catholic.  Her faith gave her a positive outlook on life. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Clair’s Schlegel village (Oldcastle neighbourhood) for their devoted attention to her needs.  Your Honour Guard was a beautiful gesture.  On Tuesday words of remembrance will be shared at 10:45 am and the Funeral Mass will be held on 11 am at Sacred Heart Church (1425 Divine St. LaSalle).  Burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery to follow.  Arrangements entrusted to Families First 2130 Front Rd., LaSalle, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Boismier, Dan

Posted by on June 9, 2018

It is with heavy hearts that we wish to announce the passing of a loved son, brother, uncle and great-uncle on June 8, 2018 at the age of 57.  Loving son of Betty Boismier and the late Leonard “Toon”(1998). Dear brother of Marlene Downing (the late Michael 2016), the late Richard “Dick” (2016) (survived by Jane), Debbie Drouillard (Bob).  Dan will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews; Len, Kevin, Raegan, Stephanie and Ashley and his great-nieces and nephews; Lennox, Nash, Scarlett, Maxim and Easton.  Dan will also be missed by multiple aunts, uncles and many special friends.  We will always remember Dan as a man with a generous and giving heart who selflessly cared for everyone.  Dan worked for many good years at the Windsor/Essex Catholic School Board in maintenance.  If you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation, Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or Charity of Choice would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation Monday 11:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 2:30 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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Wollison, Dawnn

Posted by on June 5, 2018

Passed away peacefully with her mother by her side on May 29, 2018, four days after her 44th birthday.  Cherished mother of Kayla (Vince Bezaire).  Loving daughter of Patricia. Dear granddaughter of Ernest and the late Yvonne. Partner of Paul Pillon. She will be sadly missed by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

If you so desire, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family. A private family service will be held.

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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Verardi, Gaspare

Posted by on June 5, 2018

Born in San Giovanni In Fiore, Italy and passed away peacefully, with his loving family by his side at Y. Emara Complex Continuing Care on May 29, 2018 at the age of 76.  Loving husband of Antonietta (Costanzo) for 54 years.  Devoted and loving father of Angelo (Kathy), Joanne Verardi (Mitch Leblanc), Rosanna Onuoha (D.K.), Kristina Charbonneau (Todd).  Cherished Nonno of Vince Taranto (Angel), Toni Bruner (Jerry), Gaspare Taranto (Terry), Joey Taranto, Daniel Taranto (Alexandra), Stefan DiStefano (Cassandra), Christopher DiStefano, Joshua Charbonneau (Julia), Mathew Charbonneau (Annalise), Chijioke Onuoha, Ayanna Onuoha.  Great Nonno of Olivia, Xavier, Natalia, Damon, and new great grandchild on the way.  Dear brother of Chiara Orlando (Giacomo), Rosa Olivo (Domenico), brother Luciano (Angela), their daughters Gianna, Luciana (Tommy), and predeceased by his brother Francesco Verardi (survived by Rosaria).  Also survived by brothers-in-law in Italy Luigi Costanzo (Francesca), Mario Costanzo (Rosa), Alfonzo Costanzo (Fausta) as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins both in Italy and the U.S.A.  Predeceased by his parents Angelo and Giovanna Verardi and his father-in-law Vincenzo Costanzo (survived by Rosa).  Gaspare will always be remembered for his great sense of humour, a man who always worked hard, enjoyed his time up north where he loved to fish.  Gaspare’s heart always led back to Italy.  His love for his family was paramount, especially his grandchildren.  If you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation Thursday 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.  Prayers 4:30 p.m.   On Friday, friends and family will leave from  Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 at 8:45 a.m. to St. Angela Merici Church, 980 Louis, for Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m.  Entombment at Windsor Memorial Gardens.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Saffran, Nicholas

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Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on May 29, 2018 at the age of 94 years. Predeceased by his loving wife Mary (Prpich). Cherished father to Dr. Douglas & Lianna Saffran, and John & Cathy Saffran. Precious grandpa, adored by Alex and Alanna. Dear brother to Anne, Mike (Elena), and the late Peter. Nick was retired from Dominion Forge after 40 years of service. He was an accomplished amateur golfer, and a long-time member of Kingsville and Roseland. A special thank you to all of the staff on the fourth floor at Windsor Regional Hospital – Met Campus, and the staff at La Chaumiere. If you so desire, memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Friday, June 1 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service Saturday, June 2 at 10:00 a.m. at Families First Funeral Home & Tribute Centre (519-969-5841) 3260 Dougall Ave. Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Bencze, Joe

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Passed away unexpectedly on May 30, 2018 at 69 years of age. Beloved husband of Diane Gibb for 30 years. Cherished father of Joe Jr. (Magdalena) Bencze, Mike (Julie) Gibb, Murray (Jodi) Gibb and Matt (Shannon) Gibb. Loving Papa Joe of Ella, Roman, Austin, Luca, Dylan, Ethan, Noah, Madelyn, Zoe, Leah and Lucy. He will be sadly missed by his extended family and dear friends. Joe worked at Ford Canada for 35 years and enjoyed his retirement with his cars and his grandchildren. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Sunday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Monday at 11:30 a.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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