MENARD, Patricia “Patsy”

Posted by on October 17, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our sister after a short illness on October 15, 2017 at the age of 64 years.  Reunited with loving parents Raymond and Ann Menard.  Adored sister of Jean Mullins, Don, Joan Ives (Ken), Delores Vigneux (John), Annette Pare (Ron), Elizabeth Averill, Doreen Nucatola (Vic), John (Kathy), and predeceased by Lawrence, and Reginald.  She was the proud aunt of many nieces and nephews.  Patsy was a well known chef in the city, employed at the Windsor Raceway and most recently Tommy’s.

Visiting Tuesday from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm at Families First 2130 Front Rd., LaSalle 519-969-5841.   On Wednesday, family and friends are invited to St. Joseph’s Church River Canard to visit after 9:30 am until time of Funeral Mass at 10:30 am.  Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

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DiBiase, Dino

Posted by on October 12, 2017

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our loving father Dino, peacefully on October 12, 2017 at the age of 92.  Beloved and devoted husband of Celestina for 65 years.  Proud father of Joseph (Amy), Aldo (Rita) and Michael (Maria).  Precious and cherished nonno of Bianca (David Nicol), Alexander (Heidi Lahti), Deanna (Michael Bradie), Christopher (Gabrielle Malette), Blake and Dean. Dear brother of Pierino (Feliciana), Anna (Italy), predeceased by Lerina, and Ida (Vincenzo). Dear brother in-law of Nazareno Papillo (the late Mariannina), Prudenzia Colella (the late Benito), Lucia Cannatelli (the late Bruno), predeceased by Rosa and Salvatore Fusca.  Will be dearly missed by many nieces and nephews in Canada, France and Italy. Dino was wise, fun loving, a great story teller with an infectious smile and a keen sense of humour.  He will always be remembered as a man of integrity.  If you desire, memorial tributes to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by the family.  Visiting on Saturday from 7-9 pm and Sunday 2-5 & 7-9 pm.  Funeral service on Monday at 9:45 am at Families First 585 Sandwich St. S., Amherstburg, 519-969-5841 then proceeding to St. John the Baptist Church for mass at 10:30 am. Interment to follow St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

McIntyre, Mary Helene (nee Cook)

Posted by on October 11, 2017

Nov. 21, 1921 – (October 11, 2017)

Our Mom has passed to her peaceful place.  Predeceased by her husband Keith (2007).  Dearly loved mom of Don (Kathryne), Lynn Bates (Doug) and Barry.  Grandma of Shawn (Rachel), the late Heather (1989), Dean Mayrand (Michelle), and Chad Mayrand (Jennifer).  Great-gram of Liberty Mayrand, Ava and Aubrey Mayrand and Parker McIntyre.  Special Gram of Jennifer Bates, Travis, Sean and Natalie Paterson.  Our Mom has and will always watch over us.  At mom’s request, cremation has taken place and a private family service was held.  Arrangements entrusted to Cremation Society of Windsor & Essex County.

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Falloon, Howard A.

Posted by on October 11, 2017

Passed away October 10, 2017 at the age of 82. Loving husband of Donna.  Cherished father of Bruce and wife Denise Falloon, Wayne Falloon, Cheryl and husband George Riosa.  Precious Papa of Ashley and husband Josh St. Pierre, Amy and husband Gary Meloche, Chanel (Michael Lott), Cherish and Tino Riosa and great-Papa of Nya and Paytin Meloche.  Dear brother of Lois Belanger and Morris and wife Lois Falloon.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.  Howard was a volunteer at Sun Parlour Nursing Home in Leamington.  If you so desire, memorial donations to The Hospice of Erie Shores would be appreciated by the family.  Cremation services entrusted to the Cremation Society of Windsor & Essex County Inc. (969-5449) 3260 Dougall Ave.

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CARR, Bernadette

Posted by on October 11, 2017

Passed away peacefully on October 9, 2017 at the age of 68. Loving wife of Richard for 45 years. Cherished mother of Christine Facchina, David, Richard and Diana Carr. Dear Nana of Laura Facchina, Ryan Carr, Amanda and Austin Baker, Caitlin & Hannah Facchina, Maximus Fransen. Great grandmother to Victor Facchina & Hailey Carr, Jordan and Joey. Survived by siblings Violet Bomhof, Mary Toulouse, Ernest, William & Raymond Hebert. Pre-deceased by brothers Alphonse, Leo & Donny Hebert. She will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Bernie will always be remembered for her great sense of humour, her passion for cooking, shopping and floral arranging. Visitation on Friday from 10:30am until time of Funeral Service at 11:30am at Families First 2130 Front Rd., LaSalle, 519-969-5841. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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GAVA, Assunta Marie (née Rupolo)

Posted by on October 11, 2017

Departed on the 61st anniversary of her arrival to Canada from France, peacefully on October 11, 2017. Reunited with her beloved husband Pierre (1979). Loving mother of Lucien, Sylvie (Dan) and Gérard (Kimberly). Treasured Mémé of Daniel, Christophe, Robert, Michel and Lauren. Precious daughter of the late Angelo and Antonietta Rupolo. Dear sister of the late Luisa (Armando Lenisa), late Giovanni Battista Rupolo, late Fernanda (Jimmy Battistuz) and the late Giovanni Rupolo (Silvana). Dearest Zia of Mirto Lenisa (Anna), Sr. Lucy Battistuz, Angelo Battistuz (Barbara), Victor Battistuz (Janet) and most loved cousin of the late Annie Gava, Maria-Teresa and Charlie Mazowiecki, Claudia Monte and Elena Bet. She will be sadly missed by numerous other in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews throughout the USA, France and Italy. Special long-time friend to Rita and Denise Forton. Assunta was a poet, writer, conservationist, world traveller and a free spirit. She won numerous gardening awards with The Windsor Beautification Program. She and her “Rosary Girls” made rosaries for over 40 years, which were donated to third-world countries. They also taught the communion classes to make rosaries throughout Essex County. Special thank you to Ann, Tiffany, Joanna Dyck and all the friends at the Leamington Mennonite Home. If you so desire, donations to a memorial bursary or towards Friends of Point Pelee:  Adopt-a-Bench for mom would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Sunday 2-5pm and 7-9pm with parish prayers at 4:30pm. Funeral Monday 10:15am, leaving from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to St. Angela Merici for 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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McGinnis, Ron

Posted by on October 11, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ron on October 10, 2017 at the age of 69, with his loving family by his side.  Dearest husband and best friend for 40 years of Judy.  Much loved father of Jacqui (Brian) and Mike.  Dear brother of Nancy Hodgson (Ed) and predeceased by Mike (2012) and David (2017).  Cherished Grandpa of Madison and Michael.  Also predeceased by his parents Richard and Shirley.  Special Godfather and uncle of Alex (Dan) and Chris (Monica).  Ron will be sadly missed by niece Karri (Ken), nephew Michael, as well as his great-nieces and great-nephews.  Special friend of Al Cowin and Roy Tetler.  Ron retired from Ford Canada after 30 years of service.  Ron was an avid sports fan, especially Windsor Spitfires and Toronto Maple Leafs.  Ron will be sadly missed by his fur babies Kody and Symie.  Ron had a kind spirit and generous nature that touched many lives.  He will be sadly missed and forever remembered by all who knew him.  Special thanks to the nurses and staff of the CCU of Windsor Regional Hospital-Ouellette Campus.  If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Windsor & Essex County Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation Friday, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.  Funeral Service Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Boyce, Helen

Posted by on October 11, 2017

Peacefully, at Berkshire Care Center, on October 10, 2017 at 92 years of age. Loving wife of the Late William Boyce (1994). Best friend of Judy Knight and Colleen Kolowicz. Helen was an avid swimmer and Bridge player which she enjoyed for many years. Special thank you to the staff of Berkshire Care Center for their dedicated care and compassion. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to The Cremation Society of Windsor & Essex County, 3260 Dougall Ave S. Windsor (519-969-5449.  Share memories online at CremationSociety.ca

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BEZAIRE, Ernest

Posted by on October 7, 2017

Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on October 7, 2017 at 69 years of age.  Beloved husband of Diane (nee Leclerc) for 48 years.  Cherished father of Dwayne, and Renee and husband Terry Gray.  Loving Pepe of Braylon, Owen.  Dear son of the late Alpha and Alice Bezaire.  Dearest brother of Roger and wife Bev Bezaire, Gerald and wife Elizabeth Bezaire, Germaine and husband Jean Paul Drouillard and the late Lucille.  Brother-in-law of Marcel and Denise Leclerc, Francine and husband George Gawadzyn, Lynn Devin, John and Gina Leclerc, Michelle (the late Jody Howey).  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Ernest was retired from Spada Sheet Metal (2013) and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #5642 River Canard.  Ernie’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Hospice Palliative Care Physicians, Dr. Darren Cargill, Dr. Kathleen Milne, also, ESC LHIN, Jacquelyn Werstein and VON nurses John McIntyre and John Vanvelzen for all of their care and compassion. If you desire in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes to the Pancreatic Cancer Canada Foundation.  Visiting on Friday October 13, 2017 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Parish and K of C prayers at 7:00 p.m. at Families First 585 Sandwich St. S., Amherstburg 519-969-5841. On Saturday October 14, 2017 family and friends are requested to meet at St. Joseph Church River Canard for funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Litster, Suzanne Marie (nee Peters)

Posted by on October 7, 2017

Peacefully on September 28, 2017 at 63 years of age. Cherished daughter of Madeleine and Louis Peters. Beloved mother of Amy, Katie (Adam) and Darryl (Christy). Fun-loving grandmother of Blake and Leah. Dear sister of Janis (Gary) Hancrar and Paul (Doris) Peters. Sue was a proud nurse working for over 43 years in the Windsor area. Sue will be greatly missed by many family members, friends,  neighbours, patients, and Sadie.  If you so desire, donations to the Windsor Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Sunday 3-5 & 7-9pm. Funeral Service Monday 10:30am at Families First Funeral Home & Tribute Centre (519-969-5841) 1065 Lauzon. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

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Bickley, John Aubrey

Posted by on October 7, 2017

Bickley, John Aubrey: D.Sc (Honoris Causa), P.Eng., FICE, FCSCE, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Uncle, Poet, Civil Engineer, in his 90th year.

John will be remembered as an engineer of international renown, as a mentor, a world traveller, the beloved husband of two exceptional women and as a Dad who entertained his squealing children on winter Sundays by putting them in the back of a VW Beetle and doing donuts in a snowy mall parking lot.

John’s life was eventful and shaped by history.

In 1940 at the age of 12, John and little sister Susan were among WWII’s “Blitzkrieg Kids” – English children evacuated to keep them safe from enemy bombing. John’s belief in Canada as the best country on earth was born in those four years in Windsor with foster parents Frederick and Charlotte Johnson who treated John and Sue as their own children. A quick study at ice skating, John spent hours on a rink he built beside the house. His other hobby was designing, building and flying model planes. During summers at the Johnson family cottage on a ruggedly beautiful island near Port Loring, he discovered his lifelong joys of outdoor adventure, double dip cones and blueberry pies a la mode. In 1944, he returned to England aboard the British aircraft carrier HMS Indomitable, trailed by German submarines.
At South East Essex Technical College in Dagenham, he majored in extracurriculars: founding a magazine, broadcasting on student radio, running dances, demonstrating student grievances by locking himself in the clock tower until demands were met – and missing fully 50% of his classes.

He went on to become an Engineering Cadet with the British Army, graduating from Royal Engineers Officer Training in 1949. Captain Bickley served in Kenya and Egypt. When he ascended Mt. Kilimanjaro in February 1952, England had a king. When he descended, she had a queen.

Living back in England in 1955, John heard about a young traveller staying with family friends nearby. Jean was a young woman from Canada – Windsor of all coincidences. At midnight on New Year’s Eve 1955 they were engaged, they married seven months later and spent the next decade raising their first four children in England while John built his engineering career. Jean and John returned to Canada after 10 years, first settling in Don Mills next door to another recent British arrival, cartoonist Ben Wicks, then moved on to raise their family in Etobicoke.

John became a partner and manager of the consulting engineering company Trow Inc. in Toronto and was head of its Concrete Technology Services for 21 years.

John worked on projects in 16 countries and had lead roles in the building of some of the world’s most iconic structures, from Scotland’s Forth Road Bridge to Pakistan’s Mangla Dam to Toronto’s CN Tower. He was a sought-after expert witness in cases of structural collapse, a role of which he was proud because of his belief that he was helping make the world a safer place.

In 2016, the American Concrete Institute (ACI) awarded him Honorary Membership, the Institute’s highest honour. In 2009, Ryerson University awarded him an honorary Doctor of Science in recognition of extraordinary contribution to his field.

However, John would tell you the best job he ever had was as a volunteer serving the kids at the St. Paul’s Basilica Breakfast Club.

Life is a path paved with surprises, both happy and sad. After the premature death of his beloved Jean, John was bereft. When more than 40 years of friendship with Marilyn turned to love, it began eight years of laughter and new adventures. He often said how proud and grateful he was to walk hand in hand with Marilyn down the last roads of his life.

In John’s final days, his family travelled from near and far to be with him and he was surrounded by love to the end.

He will be missed. He will not be forgotten.

John is survived by his wife Marilyn, by his daughters Catherine (Jim Gardner) and Claire, his sons Michael (Rosann) and James and his son-in-law Shant Ohannessian. He was predeceased by Jean, his wife of 52 years, in 2008 and by his youngest child, daughter Shirley-Anne, in 1996. Grandpa to Quinton, Michael, Jonathan, Krista, Lindsey, Sarah, Elizabeth, Tara and Grant. Great Grandpa to Abigail, Emily, Austin, Liam and Olivia. Son of the late Reginald Bickley and Beatrice Bickley of Chandler’s Ford, Hampshire, England. Only brother of Susan Grace (Nick) of Farnham, Surrey, England. Brother-in-law of Edward O’Neil (Donna), Maureen Gervais (Paul), James O’Neil (Gayle), Patrick O’Neil (Barbara). Pre deceased by his sister-in-law Shirley Gee (Sterling) and his brother-in-law Gary (Marilyn).

Loving step-dad to Jim Sharon O’Neil-Martinl, Colleen (Bill Brisbin), Sharon (Gord Martin) and David O’Neil (Tanya). Step-grampa to Katie, Matthew, Cassidy, Kaleigh, Jeffery, Michael, Krista and Sydney. Fond uncle of many.

John’s family will always be thankful for the skill and kindness of the exceptional staff of Windsor Regional Hospital’s Cardiac Care Unit.
Cremation has taken place.

In true John style, Celebration of Life parties will be held in Windsor on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Families First Funeral Home, 3260 Dougall Ave. from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11:30 a.m. and in the near future in Toronto. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Ducharme, Sylvia L. (nee Bensette)

Posted by on October 7, 2017

October 26, 1939-September 29, 2017

As you were, you will always be, treasured forever in our memory.  Sylvia passed peacefully, surrounded by her family.  Best friend and cherished wife of Isaac for 57 years.  Beautiful loving mother of Brenda (Frank), Bonnie, Jacquie (the late Dave, 2005) (Rusty), Jody (Jon).  Predeceased by her parents Emile and Marguerite.  Beloved sister of Eleanor (the late Pete), Ron (the late Carolyn), Marv (Jeanie), Len (the late Jo-Ann), Jim (Andrea).  Beloved sister-in-law of Helen, Marlene and Mary.  Treasured Nonnie of James (Lindsey), Brittany (Jon), Melissa (Dylan), Kaela (Karl), Jessie (Dave), Kieran, Kane, Hannah, Savannah, Logan.  Step-nonnie of Scott (Stacey), Andrew (Lisa).  Great-nonnie of Makinley and Amelia Rae.  Step great-nonnie of Theoren, Liam, Carter, Nathan, Kara, April and Isaac.  Loving aunt of many nieces and nephews.  Sylvia was always there with an ear to listen and warm arms to embrace.  If you so desire, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation Wednesday, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.  with prayers at 7:00 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow and a private interment will take place at a later date.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday. 

 

 

 

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EASTER, Randy

Posted by on October 7, 2017

59 years, passed away on September 30, 2017. Reunited with his parents Arnold and Joyce, brother Mike and sister Sue. Loved brother of Gary (Lisa) Easter, Rick Easter and Shelley Taylor. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Randy was an avid Toronto Maple Leaf fan and loved listening to the Beatles.  A private family service was held. Arrangements entrusted to FAMILIES FIRST 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor (519-969-5841). Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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LaBelle, James

Posted by on October 7, 2017

Unexpectedly, at his home, on September 30, 2017 at 76 years of age. Reunited with his beloved wife Lorraine (2014). Loving father of Christine (Tina) LaBelle. Treasured grandpa of Darla-Dawn and Shadow. Predeceased by his siblings Jean Osborne and Agnes Richey. Special  uncle of Randy Richey and his dog Casey-Lee, Richard, Ken and Joe Osborne and the late Shelley McMurray.  Jim will be lovingly remembered for his love of Nascar and Jimmie Johnson, Toronto Maple Leafs, his love for playing the guitar and fishing. He shared his love of animals with his family. If you so desire, donations to TLC- Animal Aid would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place and 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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BELLAIRE, Norbert

Posted by on October 7, 2017

Surrounded by his loving family, Norbert returned to his Heavenly home on October 1st, 2017. Cherished husband and best friend of Catherine (nee Crump) for 52 years. Dear son of Beaulah and the late Aloysius Bellaire. Loving father of James & Joan, Steven & Audra, Kevin & Tina and Deborah & Paul Beaulieu. Adored grandpa of Sarah, Ryan, Michael, Tristen, Samantha, Colin, Carson, Carter, Madisyn, Joshua, Zackary and Brandon. Brother of Annette Bellaire (Deceased), Jim & Debbie Howie, Carmelle Johnson, George Bellaire and Kathleen & Pat McCullough. He will be missed by many family and friends. Norbert dedicated his life to education. He served the Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board for over 35 years as a Teacher, Principal and Superintendent of Education. After he retired, his passion was spending time with his loving family. The family wishes to thank Dr. Danielle MacNeal and staff at Victoria Hospital in London Ontario, as well as the doctors and nurses at WRH Metropolitan Campus 4 North for their care and compassion. Memorial donations may be made in Norbert’s name to Immaculate Conception Catholic Elementary School. Visitation Thursday 2-5pm & 7-9pm. Parish Prayers at 7:30pm at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Friday, family and friends are invited to meet at 10:30am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church for Mass. Procession to Victoria Memorial to follow. Share memories or photos at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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McNulty, Ruthanne (nee Litfin)

Posted by on October 7, 2017

Unexpectedly, surrounded by her family on October 1, 2017 at 74 years of age. Beloved wife and best friend of 43 years to the late Ralph (2016). Cherished and devoted mother of Kerry & husband Shawn Lawler and Amie & husband Jeff Reid. Loving Grandma of Madison, Liam and Gracie. Dear daughter of Ruth and the late Arthur Litfin. Treasured sister of Diane Pewtoran, Christine (Dean) Lawrence, and Arthur (Nina) Litfin. Dear sister-in-law of Irene (George) McDowell. She will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Ruthanne’s two favourite past-times were watching her grandchildren’s sporting events and laying on a beach—not necessarily in that order! Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation Thursday 4-6pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 followed by an open house at 7pm at Cramdon’s (2950 Dougall Ave.) to continue the celebration of Ruthanne’s life her way! Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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D’Asti, Ann Gertrude (nee Lyng)

Posted by on October 7, 2017

Peacefully, at home surrounded by her family on October 2, 2017 at 84 years of age. Beloved wife of the late John (2005).  Loving mother of Margaret D’Asti, Monica and husband Cy Poisson, Julia D’Asti, Michael and wife Urszula D’Asti and Matthew and wife Laura D’Asti. Cherished grandmother of Kate, Mark, Bradley, Janelle, Leah, Heather (Michael O’Bright), Elizabeth, Alyssa and Nicholas. Dearest daughter of the late Veronica and Edward Lyng. Dear sister of James, husband of the late Louise Lyng (Carol), late Kevin (2012), survived by wife Sandra Lyng, Brian and wife Elizabeth Lyng, Fr. John Lyng and the late Gerald Lyng (1981), survived by wife Sheila McDermott. Sister-in-law of the late Marguerite (late John) D’Asti, late Mary (Joe) DiSalvia and Carmel D’Asti. Ann will be greatly missed by her cat Steve. Ann was a past employee of the Essex County Public Library. Special thanks to the compassionate staff of Bayshore Home Health Care Services for their care which helped us honour our mother’s wish to remain in her home. If you so desire, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.  Visiting Thursday 7-9pm and Friday 3-5pm and 7-9pm with prayers Friday 7:30pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Saturday family and friends are invited to meet at Sacred Heart Church (219 Sacred Heart, LaSalle) after 9:30am followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:30am.  Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

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Andrukonis, Halina

Posted by on October 7, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Halina on October 4, 2017 at the age of 66 years.  Beloved spouse of Glenn Beausoleil.  Loving mother of.  Precious grandmother of.  Dear sister of.  Visiting Monday from 3-5 and 7-9 pm.  Thrice Holy Hymn Service at 8:00 pm.  Funeral on Tuesday at 10:00 am at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 LAUZON RD. East Windsor, 519-969-5841 then proceeding to Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church for a funeral service at 11:00 am.  Interment to follow at.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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DUPUIS, Ron

Posted by on October 7, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ron on October 5, 2017 at the age of 79 years. Beloved husband of Georgia for 55 years. Loving father of Mark (Kelly), Sherrie and Georgia S. Precious grandfather of Mark Jr. (Shannon), Amber (Trevor) and Eric. In lieu of flowers memorial tributes to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Humane Society would be appreciated. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation will take place on Wednesday Oct 11, 2017 from 11:00 am until time of service at 1:00 pm 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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NIZYNSKY, Erna (nee Reder)

Posted by on October 7, 2017

Nizynsky Erna born July 18, 1927 in Belarus, one of five children torn apart by the German invasion of 1941 peacefully finished her life course October 06, 2017 at Hospice with her family by her side.  Her life experience would read like a best selling novel. Pre-deceased by spouse Nick (Mykola) March 12, 2009. Survived by children John and Mary Nizynsky (Rodney), Mary and Ivan Kulas (Windsor), Anne Speed (Belleville). Grandchildren:  Sherrie Lee and Andreas Mueller (Lambton Shores), John Nicholas Nizynsky (West Lorne),Michael Lawrence Nizynsky (Rodney), Benjamin Andrew Nizynsky (Ridgetown), Zachary Speed (Belleville), Rachel Holden and Aaron Banks(Toronto),   Kristy Marie  and Jason  Collison (Williamstown), Cynthia MacPhee (Windsor), Daniel and Lisa MacPhee (Windsor) and Keith MacPhee  (deceased) and wife Carrie. Great Grand Children:  Chelsea, Kylie, Katie, Kayla, Carson, Audrey, Haley, Jesse, Crysta, Dustin. And of course her extended family of brothers and sisters at The Windsor area Congregations of Jehovah’s Christian Witnesses.  Her unwavering faith and reliance on Jehovah’s promises moved her to share her conviction with anyone who would give her a listening ear and many did respond which gave her great happiness. We will miss our maternal mother until we meet again in the promised resurrection of the dead.  All the wrongs experienced now will then be replaced with great joy. As per Erna’s wishes a Private Funeral Service will take place. Charitable contributions to Watchtower on line at jw.org and or Hospice of Windsor. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

 

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Randazzo, Antonino

Posted by on October 7, 2017

Surrounded by his loving family, on September 30, 2017 at 83 years of age. Beloved husband of Rosa for 48 years. Loving father of Caroline (Dr. L. Y. Andary), Frances (Gianfranco Sementilli) and Rosalie (Marco Zaccagnini). Treasured Nonno of John-Anthony, Lucas, Catherine, Nicholas, Simon and Arianne. Dear brother of Vincenzo Randazzo. Predeceased by his siblings Francesca Tocco, Matteo, Pino, Marco and Piero Randazzo.  He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Tony had a passion for woodworking and his gift was well known by many. He took pride in his work and was a dedicated and loving husband and father. He was especially proud of his grandchildren and was always surrounded by their company and laughter. Special thank you to the doctors and ICU staff of WRH-Ouellette Campus for their dedicated care. If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Lung Association, or the Canadian Diabetes Association.  Visitations Tuesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Wednesday 10:00am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

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McLean, Shirley

Posted by on October 7, 2017

Peacefully on September 27, 2017 at the age of 92.  Predeceased by her husband John “Jack” (2004).  Loving mother of Richard, Mary Hindson and husband Paul, Daniel and wife Sheila, Thomas and wife Angela.  Loving Gram of Robert (Nicole), Erin, Kaitlyn (Peterson), Sean and Brendan.  Great-grandmother of Emma and Makenzie.  Sister of Mary O’Brien.  Sister-in-law of Gerald and Iris McLean and Don Arpin.  Shirley will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.  Shirley was an energetic, fun loving and devoted mom who loved to laugh.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Goulin, David

Posted by on October 7, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David, on September 27, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at 61 years of age.  Beloved husband of 34 years to Giselle.  Loving father of Melanie (Dave), Danielle, and Hayley.  Dear brother of James (Joanne), Gary, Ronnie (Karen), William, Mary Ann (Arthur), Linda (Gerry), Patsy (Robert) and Sharon (Shawn).  Brother in-law of Rene (Helene), the late Eugene (Jo-Anne), Adrian, Camille (Gilbert), Jacqueline (Steve) and Jerome. Will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. RIDE FREE FOREVER IN THE WIND. If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Lung Association or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Visitation Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service on Saturday at 11:30 am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

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PICKERING, Kenneth

Posted by on October 7, 2017

Passed away peacefully at home after a courageous battle with cancer on September 27, 2017 at the age of 67. Loving best friend and husband of Cheryl. Dearest father and dad to Steven, Krista (Jeremiah), Mandy, and Brandon. Loving grandpa of Rebecca, Jocelyn, and Tyler. Cherished brother of William (Nellie), and Cameron (Olga). Predeceased by his parents William “Sam” and Betty Pickering. Ken will be missed by many extended family, friends, and his beloved pets. Ken retired from Chrysler Canada in 2003 after over 30 years of service. He loved fishing, and playing darts at the Riverside RCL Br. 255 where he was a proud member for over 40 years. As both a coach and player, Ken had a passion for 5 pin bowling at Playdium Lanes for decades. The family would like to thank the staff of 4 West at Windsor Regional Hospital Met Campus and RNs Lisa and Mitzell from St. Elizabeth Healthcare for their compassion and care. For those who wish, donations may be made to Transition to Betterness or the Hospice of Windsor and Essex County. In honour of Ken, please consider donating blood through Canadian Blood Services.  As per Ken’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at the Riverside RCL Br. 255 (5645 Wyandotte St. E., Windsor) on Friday October 6, 2017 2:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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YARED, Irene (nee Orr)

Posted by on October 7, 2017

Peacefully on September 29, 2017 at the age of 97, surrounded by her loving family. Irene is reunited with her beloved husband Maury (1978). Dearest mother to Lesley Askin (Jim), Janis Barlow (Bob) of California and Allyson McKrow (Tom). Very proud Grandmother to Shelby Askin-Hager (Andy), James Askin (Alison), Chris Askin (Brittney), Ainsley McKrow and Daniel Barlow. Great-grandmother to Simon, Genevieve and Gareth Hager, Jared and Laine Askin. Will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephew and dear friends Betty and Denise. Predeceased by her parents Maude and Robert Orr, siblings Allen, Robert, Rosina and Mary.

Many thanks to the staff at Heron Terrace for their endless care and love towards Mom especially in her final days. If you so desire, donations to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation would be appreciated.

Visitation Monday, October 2nd from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday 11:30 a.m. at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow. Private interment at a later date at Victoria Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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