CUTHBERT, John “JC” Capt. (Army)

Posted by on February 5, 2017

Passed away on February 3, 2017.  Soulmate & adored husband of Kathy (nee Nagy).  Cherished dado of Tamara & Crystal.  Loving step-father of Lois Como (nee Godin).  Precious step-grandpa of Heather, Nick, & Morgan.  Loving brother to Jim (Darlene), David (Maura), & Debbie (Al) Zimmer.  Dear brother-in-law to Karen (Kevin) Tompkins. Revered uncle to Ryan (Kim), Christopher, Juli Bramham, Hilary (Pascal) Fortier, Tyler (Kristy) Zimmer, Sarah & Erin Tompkins.  Sadly missed by many great nieces & nephews, cousins, & friends.  Predeceased by parents George & Miffy.  John was a dedicated & lifelong member of the Armed Forces including E&K, RCR, CIC.  He retired from Chrysler Canada & US after a career of more than 30 years.  John’s family would like to extend their gratitude to CCAC & affiliates, with a special mention to Joanne, for all of the care & compassion shown to John.  If you so desire, donations to the Heart & Stoke Foundation or Arthritis Society would be appreciated.   Visitation will take place at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 on Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Funeral & Veteran’s Memorial Service under the auspices of the Windsor Veteran’s Memorial Service Committee will commence at 2:00 p.m. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

Bielecki, Frank

Posted by on February 5, 2017

Peacefully on February 4, 2017 surrounded by the love of his family. Beloved husband of the late Jenny (2012). Cherished Father of daughters Linda Jamotte (Mike), Gloria Smith and Paula DeBacker (Dale). He will be greatly missed by his 6 grandchildren Monique, Michelle, Caitlin, Jesse, Brett and Samantha, and great-grandchildren Quinten, Parker, Jayna and Samia. Dear brother of Wanda Kubicki, Freda Burkoski and the late William Bielecki. Frank retired from GM Transmission. He was a WW II veteran serving with the Polish Navy. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Veteran’s Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday evening at 7:30pm under the auspices of Windsor Veteran’s Memorial Service Committee. Visiting Wednesday 3-5pm & 7-9pm. Funeral Service Thursday 11:30am at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 LAUZON RD. East 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, Ontario, Windsor

ROCHELEAU, Fr. Paul Ulric ”Rocky”

Posted by on February 5, 2017

Born April 8, 1928 and passed into the arms of the Lord on February 4, 2017 at the age of 88 years.  Reunited with late parents Ulric and Mabel Rocheleau (nee Beneteau).  Missed by siblings Alfred and wife Dorothy Rocheleau, Yvonne Gignac, Frank and wife Judith Rocheleau.  Predeceased by siblings Alexander and wife Mary Louise, Hector and surviving wife Ruth Ann, Edward and surviving wife Stella, George and wife Joan.  Missed by 32 nieces and nephews.  Fr. Paul was ordained at St. Peter’s Cathedral, London on June 4, 1955. He served at St. Joseph the Worker, Windsor; Immaculate Conception, Windsor; St. Thomas Aquinas, Sarnia; Holy Name of Mary, Windsor; St. Theresa, Windsor; Sacred Heart, Port Lambton; St. Patrick, Windsor; Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Windsor; Sacred Heart, La Salle; St. Francis Xavier, Tilbury and St. Mary’s in Maidstone. He celebrated the 60th anniversary of his priesthood on June 4, 2015 at St. Mary’s in Maidstone. Fr. Paul was an avid golfer. He maintained a vegetable garden in every parish in which he was assigned. He enjoyed farming with Mon Oncle Adolph for many years. His greatest claim to fame was his performance as a cook. Fr. Paul was a “natural” pianist. He also loved to travel.  Visitation will take place on Monday from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (4401 Mount Royal Dr., Windsor). Prayers Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. On Tuesday, family and friends are invited to meet after 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church for the Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Share memories, photos or make a donation of your choice at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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FAZEKAS, Eva

Posted by on February 3, 2017

Died peacefully surrounded by loved ones on February 3, 2017 at 77 years of age. Wife of the late Steve Palko. Loving mother of Sylvia Palko, grandmother to Dominick Smith and great-grandmother to Lucas Larabie, Kaleb Smith and Rylee Smith. Aunt to Kathy O’Kane, John Schiller, Tom Schiller and Ron Schiller. Predeceased by her parents Emilia and Dominic Klacsan. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Visitation Sunday, February 5th from 3-5 p.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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Licata, Rosa

Posted by on February 3, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Rosa Licata at 94 years of age.   Surrounded by her loving family, Rosa passed away peacefully on February 3, 2017 and is now reunited with her true love Francesco Licata (1988).  She was the much-loved mother of Vita Valentinis (Fulvio), Rino Licata (Mary), and John Licata.  Devoted and very proud Nonna to Alissia Valentinis (Hassan), Giulia Boogerman (Jason), Nadia English (Justin), Roberto Licata (Deanna), Sergio Licata (Colleen), Adriana Cooper (Gordon), Stephen Licata and Daniel Licata.  Rosa was also overjoyed to be the great-grandmother to Darius and Ariana Pirnia, Jenna and Isla Boogerman, Carter and Chiara English, Aleksander and Lukas Licata, Owen and Caden Licata, and Gordon Frank Cooper.  Dear sister of Jack Moceri (Jean) and sister-in-law Sandina and the late Francesco Moceri, Giovanna Gentile and Pina Messina.

Rosa, first daughter to the late Giovanni and Vita Moceri, was born in Campobello di Mazara, Sicily in 1922.  After living through the war, she married Francesco Licata and they made the courageous decision to start a new life in Canada.

An extremely talented woman, her hands worked magic whether it was painting a landscape, sewing a wedding dress, crocheting a blanket for her grandchildren or making her famous biscotti that she loved to share with family and friends.  Rosa was a proud member of the Giovanni Caboto Women’s Auxiliary, the Catholic Women’s League of St. Angela Church and the Madonna del Rosario Association.

Above all, she was a wonderful woman who will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

The family would like to extend heart felt gratitude to her long time family physician Dr. Dave Scarfone, to the caring and compassionate physicians and nurses at Hotel Dieu Hospital, to Franca and Tony and their amazing staff at Dolce Vita Retirement residence where Rosa thoroughly enjoyed spending her last few weeks, as well as to the caregivers at CCAC (Paramed and Saint Elizabeth) who cared for her over the years.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or the charity In Honour of the Ones We Love.

Visitation will be Monday February 6, 2017 from 2-5pm and 7-9pm.  Parish prayers at 4:30pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Avenue, South Windsor 519-969-5841. On Tuesday February 7, 2017, family and friends are invited to meet directly at St. Angela Merici Church (980 Louis Ave., Windsor) for Funeral Mass at 9:30am. Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

“Though her smile is gone forever and her hand we cannot touch, we shall never lose sweet memories of the one we loved so much.  Sempre nei nostri cuori.”

 

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UFFORD (Wray), Loreen Marie

Posted by on February 3, 2017

Passed away peacefully on January 23rd, in her 91st year.  She joins her lifelong partner, Carl (2001), sister Ellen Hawkins and brother George Wray.  Daughter of Laura Collier (London) and Harry Wray (Lancashire, England).  Beloved sister-in-law of John Hawkins and Phyllis Ufford (Don).  Loreen is survived by four sons, Peter (Teresa) of Surrey, B.C., Paul (Sue Anne) of London, John of Windsor, and Mark (Angela) of Mississauga.  Very proud and loving Gramma of Matthew, Jake, Brian, David, Lauren, Steven, Amelia, Kevin and Chris as well as twelve great-grandchildren, including Drake and Nathan in Windsor.  Loreen was born and raised in London, Ontario where she met and wed Carl.  They have lived in London, Toronto and Windsor before retiring in Port Rowan.  After raising a family she followed her lifelong aspiration and love of children by becoming a Social Worker and was employed by RCCAS in Windsor until her retirement at age sixty-five.  We all experienced the “living miracle” as Loreen alone selflessly cared for our father and honored his wish to remain at home as long as possible as he struggled with Lou Gehrig disease.  The family are forever grateful to the following for the love and care they provided for Loreen as she courageously faced her medical issues: from HDGH Dr. Aoun and Anne Grange, from the Malden Emara CCU the entire nursing staff as well as Nancy Berthiume, Jo-Anne Desjardins, Shawna Carter, and Dr. Askew, from Huron Lodge: the fourth floor Dogwood Section Staff, as well as Arlene, Dr. Greenaway, and Judy.  You have all made Loreen’s end of life journey as pleasant as possible while she struggled to maintain her dignity throughout her sickness.  We are blessed to have had your compassionate involvement.  The family also wishes to say a special thanks to Leslie Powlenzuk for the care and companionship that she provided for Loreen through the past few years.  In respecting Loreen’s wishes there will be no viewing.  A celebration of life Mass will take place at Huron Lodge Chapel on Wednesday, February 15th at 11 a.m.  Arrangements entrusted to Families First,  East Windsor 1065 Lauzon Road (519-969-5841).  Loreen will be reunited with her husband Carl in a private family burial at St. Peter’s Cemetery in London.  Share memories or make a charitable donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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CATALANO, Francesco “Frank”

Posted by on February 3, 2017

Passed away surrounded by his loving family on February 2, 2017 at the age of 75 years.  Devoted husband of Vera (nee Baldassarra) for 54 years.  Loving father of Marina Arfiero and husband Fabio, Daniela Ferber, and Tony Catalano.  Proud nonno of Anita, Dario (Alexandra), Mercedes, Noah, and Johnny.  Dear brother of Teresa Catalano and husband Pino Albi, Catarina Polidori, Leonardo Catalano and wife Maria.  Special zio of Sonya Zaidan and husband Houssein, the late Tony Catalano and surviving wife Zena.  Survived by his large family in Italy, Germany, and Switzerland. Frank will be remembered by his friends in Acapulco.  He was a Master tailor by trade and eventually had a full career retiring from Ford.

Visiting Monday from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm with prayers at 7:30 pm.  Funeral Service Tuesday 10:15 am from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 then in procession to St. Angela Merici for a Mass at 11 am.  Entombment Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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SCHAEFFER, Lena (nee Bajak)

Posted by on February 3, 2017

Passed away peacefully on Jan 31, 2017 with her loving family by her side. Beloved wife of the late Martin (2000). Loved mother of Betty wife of the late Ken (2014), Lori and Bill. Loving Aunt of Monika and Larry, Ralph and Christine. Cherished grandmother and Oma of Carrie and David, Ryan and Laura, Taylor, Jesse, great grandmother of Sarah and Emma, Milana, Alexa and Nora. To the amazing extended family at Berkshire Care Centre for the wonderful loving care they provided. Visiting Friday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Saturday 11:30am 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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NOVAC, Irene (nee Mathis)

Posted by on February 3, 2017

Born March 1, 1926 in Timisoara, Romania, Irene passed away in her sleep on February 2, 2017 after a long and full life.  Reunited with her beloved husband of 60 years, George. Loving mother of Erwin (Adele) and Sylvia. Proud grandmother (Oma) of Natasha and Connor. Predeceased by her parents, Terezia and William Mathis, and siblings, Giselle and Emil.

Irene and her husband, George, were married in Paris, France in 1949 and immigrated to Canada in July 1951, settling in Windsor, to be close to Irene’s aunt and American cousins, the Mato and Stanko families. Irene worked for 40 years as a seamstress and in sales at Marvin’s Ladies’ Wear and Love’s Ladies’ Wear. Irene’s greatest love was her two grandchildren, who she helped nurture into strong, independent young adults. She spent countless hours with them in the kitchen, preparing Sunday dinners and teaching them how to bake from scratch.  She will be cherished in their memory.  Irene will be missed by all, including her extended family in Niagara, the Glass’ . Special thanks to our friend, Dr. Dean Favot, the caring staff from CCAC, especially Adrianna and Dina, and the palliative care team at the Emara Centre. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society would be appreciated. According to Irene’s wishes, cremation and a private service has taken place. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. 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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Tonkin, Mel

Posted by on February 3, 2017

Peacefully, at Hospice of Erie Shores, after a brief illness, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Eleanor “Bunny” (nee Nantais) for 65 happy years. Cherished father of Susan Cancade (Ed), late Mark (2009) (Darlene), Patricia Collison (Matt), Christine Arksey (Ali) and Barbara McFarland (Patrick). Proud grandfather of 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his beloved grandson Daniel Arksey (2006) and his dear mother Lavina (1994). Mel was employed by Chrysler and was the owner of Stick & Stamp Creations. If you so desire, donations to John McGivney Children’s Centre, Hospice of Erie Shores or St. Paul’s Church would be appreciated. A special thank you to the amazing team at Erie Shores Hospice, “Angels gather there”.  Visitation Sunday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Service Monday 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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McPhee, Joseph

Posted by on January 31, 2017

Passed away peacefully at home on January 30, 2017, surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 80 years. He fought a good fight and is settled into the comforts of heaven. His family and friends are grateful for the many blessings he gave to us. Dear husband of the late Dorothy McPhee (2015). Cherished Father of Joe and Debbie LeBlanc, Ann and Chet Kalinowski, Geralyn and George Nance, Lisa and Don Malek, Veronica and Sean Hadrian. Adored by his loving grandchildren Joey, Elise, Cory, Christie, Kaylee and Justin, Kale and Sheree, Kain and Laura, Nat and Shawn, Natalie (2006), Joshua, Lauren, Madison, Emma and Olivia. Cherished by his great grandchildren Tayler, Jake, Bryce, Liea, Brianna, Kingston, Nevaeh, Kennedy, Angelina, and Domenic. Survived by many family members and close friends. Joseph retired from Chrysler Canada after 29 years of dedicated service. We will miss our Dad’s giving nature, late night visits, card games and terrible puns. Donations made to your favourite charity in his name would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Thursday from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. with parish prayers at 4:30 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841 On Friday, family and friends are invited to meet at St. Anne’s Church, 12233 Tecumseh Road East, from 9:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Harvey, David “Scotty”

Posted by on January 31, 2017

Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on January 30, 2017 at 79 years of age. Caring husband of Betty for 58 years. Loving father of Caroline Holman, Alison Harvey-Gallant (Sam Di Fazio) and reunited with his beloved son David. Beloved Papa of David, Lennie (Courtney) and Jaden. Dear brother of Tommy (Shirley), Eleanor (Billy) and predeceased by siblings Margaret and George. Scotty will be sadly missed by his extended family and dear friends. He retired from Ford Canada after many years of service. If you so desire, donations to Earn Your Wings would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Wednesday from 1:00pm until time of funeral service at 3:00pm at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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CATLIN, John (Jack)

Posted by on January 31, 2017

Passed away peacefully on January 30, 2017 at 86 years of age. Beloved husband of 58 years to Betty (nee Laforest). Loving dad of Mary Beth and husband Carl Kuramoto, Pam and husband Dave Abdo. Son of the late Elsie and Stan Catlin. Uncle to several nieces and nephews, and survived by cousins. Special thank you to the Alzheimer’s Society for their support and care. Memorial donations to Alzheimer Society of Windsor or the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated. Cremation was held. Memorial visitation Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 11:30 a.m. at Families First, East Windsor 1065 Lauzon Road (519-969-5841). Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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SIMPSON, Thomas (Tommie) Joseph

Posted by on January 31, 2017

Peacefully in his 96th year after a short illness, surrounded by family. Tommie is predeceased by his wife of close to 60 years, Florence Lemieux. They are dancing the jitterbug together now. Tommie is survived by his children Judy, Wayne (Patti), Janet and Tommie. He is also survived by his nine grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Tommie was a Naval War Veteran and one of only 116 to receive the Distinguished Service Medal, he spoke often about his times in the war and made sure the history was passed down for the generations. Tom served for many years as the Navy Club President on University & Bruce in Windsor. Tommie’s career outside of the service took many turns beginning with his first career as a TV technician which lasted for over thirty years. Just a few short years later he began working as a Border Control guard for Customs & Immigration, doing both jobs at the same time in order to provide for his family. While at Customs & Immigration he worked as the Union President at one point in his long 23 year career at the border. He retired in 1987 and spent the next years dancing, playing baseball, cards and golf with his many friends and family. Tommie will likely be best remembered as one of the founding members of the Windsor Essex County Seniors Softball league, which he played well into his eighties before finally hanging up his glove. The league is still in place today. The family would like to express gratitude to the Windsor Regional Hospital Metropolitan Campus Emergency and 5th floor nursing staff for your care and compassion in our father’s final hours. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to VETS Canada or the PTSD Association of Canada to assist Veterans who are returning from war with PTSD, which was a cause near to our father’s heart. Visiting on Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. with a Naval Veterans Memorial Service at 7:00 p.m. under the auspices of the Royal Canadian Naval Association, Archdeacon Ron Matthewman officiating Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor. On Thursday, family and friends are invited to meet at Parkwood Gospel Temple, 3005 Temple Drive, after 10:00 a.m. followed by Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. with procession to Victoria Memorial Gardens for interment to follow. Share memories, photos, or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Pare, Angela (nee McHugh)

Posted by on January 28, 2017

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on January 26, 2017 at 85 years of age. Reunited with her beloved husband Clarence (2014).  Cherished mother, mother-in-law and grandmother of Roseanne (William) (Bill) Toronchuk and children Katie, Patrick, and James of Conestogo,Ont.; Karen (Marc) Mailloux and their Son Tye of Tecumseh, Ont.; Tim (Sandra) Pare and children T.J., and Tyler of Pleasant Valley Ont. Dear daughter of the late Joseph and Kathleen McHugh. Cherished sister of Terry (Liz) McHugh, Mary (the late Richard) Kennette and predeceased by her loving siblings Helen (Aurele) (Tuts) Bergeron, Theresa (Tom) Lee, Frank McHugh, and   Roseann (Tom) Smith.  Dear sister-in-law of Thelma (Raymond) Laberdee, and predeceased by in-laws Louis (Bim) Pare, Gordon Pare, Rita Renaud, Martha Laframboise, Reo Pare.  Angela will be sadly missed by her extended family, dear friends Zelpha (Jerry) Phaneuf, Norma (Guy) Forget, Luce Monforton, and Jeanette Rocheleau. Angela was a teacher with the Essex County Roman Catholic School Board and taught for many years at Sacred Heart School in LaSalle.  She volunteered at Windsor Regional Hospital -Western Campus. Special thank you to the staff at Extendicare Tecumseh, Oldcastle Unit for their care and compassion. If you so desire, donations to the John McGivney Centre would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Friday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Parish Prayers at 3:30pm at Families First 2130 Front Rd., LaSalle, 519-969-5841. On Saturday, family and friends are invited to meet at Sacred Heart Church, 219 Sacred Heart Drive, after 1:00pm, until time of funeral Mass at 2:00pm.  Burial will take place at Sacred Heart Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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LEGAULT, Therese G.

Posted by on January 28, 2017

Passed away on January 26, 2017 at 69 years of age.   Daughter of the late Maurice and Rita Legault.  Cherished sister of Cecile Losier, Maurice Legault, Robert Legault and predeceased by Aurel Legault, Bella Legault and Paul Legault.  She will be sadly missed by niece Yvette Temple and her children Jeremy, Jennifer and Ainsley as well as many surviving nieces and nephews.  Therese touched a lot of people’s hearts and made a great impact on their lives. If you so desire, donations to the Arthritis Society of Ontario would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Sunday January 29, 2017 from 3 – 6 pm with Parish Prayers at 4 pm 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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CHASE, Debra Lynn

Posted by on January 28, 2017

Passed away peacefully at home with her loving family by her side. She was predeceased by parents, Richard Vernon and Gloria Louise Chase (nee Scott) and her sister Cheryl Chase.  Loving devoted mother to Raelynn Chase.  Deb leaves to cherish her memory, siblings Lenard Chase (Monica Bissonette), Carol (Charles) Tristaino, Melissa (Steve) Clinansmith, Jeffrey Chase, Krista Chase and Anthony Chase.  She will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. She was a retired CAW worker at Ford Motor Company.  Debra will always be remembered as Miss Calgary Stampeder and will remain the Reigning Queen.  Deb thoroughly enjoyed decorating and had a knack for making old things new and new things old.  Deb loved to share a good laugh and was passionate about her gardening. She was a fiery spirit with a kind heart.  Her voice, smile and good humor will be cherished and remembered.  “Do what makes you happy!” A very special thank you to brother Lenard for taking such good care of our beautiful sister.  Thank you to Hospice of Windsor and the Palliative team of caregivers. If you so desire, donations to Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Monday January 30, 2017 from 2 – 5 pm & 7 – 9 pm.  Funeral Service Tuesday 10am at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Procession to Heavenly Rest Cemetery to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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MELOCHE, Joyce Denise (nee Martin)

Posted by on January 28, 2017

Passed away into the arms of the Lord on January 26, 2017 at the age of 86 years.  Loving wife of Gerald for 67 years.  Devoted mother of Denise Meloche (Mike Tourangeau), Michelle Marcon (Flavio), Duane Meloche (Mary), Chris Meloche (Denise), Cindy Fleszar (Larry), Rick Meloche (Kathy), Dave Meloche (Bev), Lori Dowell (Paul), Shawn Meloche.  Proud grandmother of Jeff, Robert, Jordyn, Matthew, Brandon, Melanie, Jaime, Ken, Nicholas, Alex, Joshua, Melissa, and great grandma of Nathaniel, Felicity, Gabe, Nolie, and Mei.  Reunited with parents Raymond and Lily Martin, brother Murray Martin, and dear aunt Sr. Marie Louise Martin.  Survived by in laws; Isabelle Martin, Eva Jubenville, Marc and Jean Meloche, Janet Meloche, Gord and Shirley Meloche, Clarabelle Meloche, Bob and Peggy Meloche.  Predeceased by her puppies Brooke and Holly.  Missed by many nieces and nephews.  Joyce loved her large family and lived for the family gatherings. Visiting Sunday from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm with Prayers at 4:30pm. at Families First., 2130 Front., LaSalle, 519-969-5841. On Monday, family and friends are invited to Sacred Heart Church (1425 Divine St, LaSalle) to visit from 10 am until time of Funeral Mass at 11 am. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

 

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FORBES, Jean Margaret (nee Tourangeau)

Posted by on January 28, 2017

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on January 25, 2017 at the age of 91 years.  Reunited with her beloved husband Robert “Bob”(1982).  Loving mother of Robert “Bob” Forbes and wife Ann, Linda Van Lare and Christopher Sauve, Nancy and husband Joe Sich, Donna and husband Matt Spickett, Scott Forbes and wife Christine.  Namee to Jackie, Ryan, Stephen, Jonathan, Jennifer, Krystle, Rob, Andrea, Eric, Kelly, Rachel, Cole, Carlie and great-grandmother of 11.  Dear sister-in-law of Dora Tourangeau.  Jean was a former Librarian for the LaSalle Library for 17 years.  She was also the head of the funeral luncheon committee at Sacred Heart Church for many years and volunteered with Meals on Wheels.  Jean was a generous and caring person.  When you were around her, one couldn’t help but smile.  She always put others first, especially her family.   If you so desire, donations to Transition to Betterness “T2B” would be appreciated by the family.  A special thanks to the staff and her friend Angie at Oak Park and the nurses and staff at the Dr. Y. Emara Centre for all of your compassionate care.  Visiting Friday from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm with Prayers at 4:30pm. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave., South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Saturday, family and friends are invited to Sacred Heart Church (1425 Divine St, LaSalle) to visit from 10 am until time of Funeral Mass at 11 am.  Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Drouillard, Viola (nee Paré)

Posted by on January 28, 2017

Passed away on January 24, 2017 at 86 years of age with her family by her side. Reunited with her beloved husband Leo. Cherished mother of Richard (Darlene), Kathy (Michael) Baillargeon, Russell (Linda) and Randy (Kathy). Loving Mim of Richard (Kate), Jillian (Will), Shanna (Peter), Ryan (Aleks), Robert, Tracey and great mim of Liam, Olivia, Benjamin and Evelyn. Viola will be sadly missed by her extended family and dear friends. If you so desire, donations to Hospice of Windsor or Make a Wish Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Cremation Services were held and funeral arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Friday, family and friends are invited to meet at Heavenly Rest Cemetery (5005 Howard) for the Interment at 2:30pm. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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GLENN, Doreen Margaret (nee Milne)

Posted by on January 28, 2017

Passed away peacefully with family by her side on January 24, 2017 at 89 years of age.   Beloved Wife of Willis B. Glenn for 66 years.  Loving Mother of Barbara Mahaffy (Bill) and Sandra Carter (Tim).  Proud Grandma of Andrew (Nicole), Colin, April (John), Brandon (Leslie), Ricky, Laura (Steve) and Great Grandma of 8.  Cherished sister of Don Milne (Lois) and predeceased by Alexander, Bill (Denise) and Lola (Barney).  She will be sadly missed by her niece, nephew and friends. If you so desire, donations to the Alzheimer Society Windsor & Essex Co. would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Doreen’s life will take place on Saturday January 28, 2017 at 3:00 pm at Glenwood United Church (1825 Grand Marais Rd. W).  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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Campagnolo, Donald “Don”

Posted by on January 28, 2017

With great sadness we, the family, announce the passing of Don. After a valiant battle to beat the odds, Don succumbed to cancer on January 23, 2017, at Hotel Dieu-Grace in Windsor. Born in Guelph on March 12, 1947 to Joseph and Lillian (Hilton) Campagnolo. A proud member of IBEW Local 804, Don spent many years working at the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station and Casino Windsor as an electrician. He enjoyed the last several years teaching at St. Clair College, in Windsor before retiring in 2015. Loving spouse of Janece McLaughlin of Kingsville, beloved Dad to Kimberley McDonald (Jamie), and Nadine Campagnolo all of Guelph. Adored Pops to Shelby McDonald also of Guelph. Treasured brother of Gloria Baker (Mike) of Florida, Joseph (Linda) of Guelph, and Leanne Girardi (Roy) of Rockwood. Beloved nephew of Doreen Karn and Elsie Hunter. Uncle Don to many nieces and nephews. Don loved playing all games, travelling, and especially the beach. If you so desire, memorial donations in Don’s name may be made to the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation. Memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, January 26th from 3-5pm and 7-9pm at Families First Funeral Home, 3260 Dougall Ave., South Windsor 519-969-5841. Visitation will resume in Guelph at MacIntyre Gilbert & Son Funeral Home, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph on Friday Jan, 27 from 5-9 pm followed by a memorial service on Saturday at 10 am. Cremation has taken place. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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KENDALL, James

Posted by on January 28, 2017

Died suddenly on January 21, 2017 at 34 years of age. Beloved son of Elizabeth and the late Alan Kendall (2016). Loving brother of Nancy (Robert) Roznawski. Adored uncle of Ava and Lukas. Will be missed by many cousins and relatives in Windsor, Ontario and England. Jim will be remembered by his many friends as a good friend with a big heart. We will miss his laughter and his love of life. Cremation was held. Memorial visitation Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 11:30 a.m. at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Memorial donations to the Salvation Army or Street Help would be appreciated. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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HERNANDEZ, Arquimides

Posted by on January 28, 2017

Peacefully on January 22, 2017 at 79 years of age. Cherished son of the late Petrona and Florencio. Loving father of Minerva (Daniel), Arquimides “Jimmie” (Ashley), Jiauhara, and Ana “Tona”. Treasured Papa Quime of Catalina, Jane, Diego, Sienna, and Dimitri. He will be deeply missed by his wife Ana Dilia and children. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre, Windsor Regional Hospital-Metropolitan Campus and the Dr. Y Emara Complex Care for their dedication and kindness. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday January 25, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 834 Raymo Road, Windsor. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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ROWLAND, Ada

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Peacefully, with “her girls” by her side, at the age of 86. Loving mother of Susan Rowland and Sandi Venus. Predeceased by George (Ted) Rowland. Born the youngest girl among 8 children in England they emigrated to Canada in 1956. Ada worked at the University of Windsor for 23 years until her retirement. She was an avid reader, skilled knitter, and giver of the best advice. Special thanks to her staff and caregivers at Extendicare Tecumseh and the Villages of St. Clair. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario. Cremation has taken place. An interment service will take place on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Victoria Memorial Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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