PROULX, Curtis Charles

Posted by on April 3, 2015

Passed away peacefully at home with his loving family by his side. Cherished husband for over 26 years to Cathy. Beloved Dad to Corey & Sarah, & Codey. Dearest Grandpa to Colton. Loving son to Ronald & the late Marie (1984). Predeceased by his loving stepmom, Cecile (Nov. 18, 2014). Dear brother to Michelle & John Miglietta, Caryn Proulx & Marv Redmile, Kevin Banwell. Favorite uncle to many nieces & nephews. Curtis was a great brother-in-law to the Cavanaugh family. He will be sadly missed by many family & friends, especially his best friends Randy Jones & Brian Miles. Curtis loved & dedicated his life to his family & had a passion for fishing. Cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to join the family Monday for a Memorial visitation from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the Celebration of Curtis’s Life at 8:00 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Hospice Windsor Essex would be appreciated by the family. Share memories, photos or make a donation at familiesfirst.ca

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DOKMECIAN, Sarkis

Posted by on April 2, 2015

web_dokmecian sarkisIs reunited with his beloved wife Rosette, 2 days after her passing on April 2, 2015 at the age of 86 years. Beloved father to Adrian (Dalita), Alex and Marina (Domenico “Mimmo” Ciampa). Treasured Dede to Ari and to Christian. Dearest brother of Harut Dokmecian (Arnalda). Dear cousin of Grace “Shnorhig” (Stephan) Karougian. Brother in law of Annick (Ara) Balyan and the late Charles Dakessian. Dear aunt to Alain and Alex. Sarkis will be missed by many friends and family around the world.   Rosa and Sarkis were the original owners of Rosa’s alterations. Donations in her memory can be made to Holy Resurrection Armenian Church of Windsor as desired by the family. Funeral Saturday at 10:00am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Procession to Windsor Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Dokmecian, Rosa “Rosette” (nee Dakessian)

Posted by on April 1, 2015

Passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on March 31, 2015 at 79 years of age. Cherished wife of Sarkis for 52 years. Beloved mother to Adrian (Dalita), Alex and Marina (Domenico “Mimmo” Ciampa). Treasured Bitata to Ari and Mum to Christian. Dearest sister of Annick (Ara) Balyan, sister-in-law of Harry (Arnalda). Dear cousin of Grace “Shnorhig” (Stephan) Karougian. Dear aunt to Alain and Alex. Rosette will be missed by many friends and family around the world. Donations in her memory can be made to Holy Resurrection Armenian Church of Windsor as desired by the family. Visitation Friday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Saturday at 10:00am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Procession to Windsor Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at
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McKeon, Bernice Claire (nee Quenneville) formerly of Windsor, ON

Posted by on April 1, 2015

web_McKeon, BernicePassed away peacefully with her family by her side on March 30, 2015 at 81 years of age. Beloved wife of Patrick McKeon. Cherished mother of Laurie and husband Rick, Beth and husband Dave, Sarah, and the late Colleen (2014) and husband Todd. Loving grandmother of Patrick and wife Jennifer, Shawn and wife Carolyn Manchurek, Liam Walker and great grandmother of Annie, Alice, Evelyn and Violet. She will sadly missed by Cathy Geml, John and wife Laurie Boglitch, Paul and wife Samantha Boglitch and many great nieces and nephews. If you so desire, donation to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Monday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Parish Prayers Monday at 7:30pm at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Tuesday, family and friends are invited to meet at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (834 Raymo St.) after 9:00am followed by Funeral Mass at 10:00am.  Procession to Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Collard, John Edward

Posted by on March 31, 2015

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After a short illness with his loving family by his side, John went home to be with the Lord, on March 30, 2015 at 87 years of age. Beloved husband and best friend of Gloria (nee Lauzon) for 63 years. Cherished father of Katherine Collard, Janice (Alan) Epp and Kelly (Blair) Menard. Loving grandpa of Jordan (Chelsea), Melissa (Nathan), Jenna, Jonathan (Naomi), Jessica, Olivia, Sarah and great grandpa of Kinsley. Dear brother of Doris Lauzon. He will be greatly missed by his nieces, nephews and dear friends. John worked at Ford Motor Company for 47 years. If you so desire, donations to Brentwood Recovery Home would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Thursday at 11:00am until time of service at 1:00pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Procession Victoria Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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Keegan, JoAnne (nee Bruner)

Posted by on March 29, 2015

web_Keegan, JoannePeacefully on March 29, 2015 at the age of 71, with her loving family by her side. Beloved wife and best friend of Brian for 52 years. Dearest mom of Donna, Michael and wife Marie, James and wife Karen and Dianne Duval. Cherished grandma of Jason, Jacob, Michael, Ryley, Melissa, Lacey, Matthew, Breanne, Samantha, Jesse, Bailey and Alexander. Great-grandmother of Aurora and Keiran. Sadly missed by her sister Marilyn Maron and husband Carl and predeceased by her brother Gerry. Sister-in-law of Eleanor Bruner. Lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins; and will be re-united with her best friend Simonne Bryan. JoAnne was a compassionate nurse for many years in both Sarnia and Windsor. She was the first female convener and league director of Atom Hockey in Sarnia. JoAnne will always be remembered as a fighter with a caring and compassionate spirit. If you so desire, donations to Transition to Betterness would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Tuesday 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor (519-969-5841). Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca  

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PUNT, Peter D.

Posted by on March 29, 2015

With great sadness, we announce the passing of Peter on March 25, 2015 at 85 years of age. Beloved husband of 64 years to Doris (nee Snooks). Cherished father of Ian (Michelle) of Keswick and Garry of Chatham. Loving Grandad to Hailey and Brodie, Jaymie, Taylor and Tyler. Peter was retired from Windsor Salt after many years of service. If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation Wednesday, April 1st from 3-5 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at
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TURCANO, Raffaela (nee Marsella)

Posted by on March 28, 2015

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Passed away peacefully with loving family by her side on March 27, 2015. Loving wife to the late Antonio (2008). Cherished mother of Anthony and Elizabeth Turcano, Silvia and Mark Bradley and Robert Turcano. Precious Nonna of Natalie, Jacey, Brandie Turcano, Lauren, Lisa, Nicole Bradley, Jacob and Isabella Turcano. Loving daughter of the late Dominic and Colomba Marsella. Beloved sister to Achille Marsella (Costanza), the late Nazareno Marsella (Maria), the late Donata Nardone (the late Tomasso), Panfilia Forte (the late Magno) & Teresa Marsella. Dear sister-in-law to Merseda Dimanno (John) and the late Frank Turcano (Antoinetta). She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Raffaela was extremely unselfish and always put family first ahead of her own needs. She was passionate about cooking for her family, loved to take long walks and always maintained a beautiful vegetable garden. Raffaela cherished the time spent with her 8 beloved grandchildren. “There will be no other like our Nonna”. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor and Essex Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Tuesday 5 pm – 9 pm & Wednesday 3 pm – 5 pm & 7 pm – 9 pm. Parish Prayers Wednesday 8 pm. Funeral Service Thursday 10:15 am from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to Assumption Church – McEwan Campus (711 McEwan Ave.) Liturgy of the Word only at 11:00 am. Entombment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Beaudoin, Larry Norman

Posted by on March 28, 2015

WEB_Beaudoin_LarryIn the loving arms of his wife and surrounded by the love of his children Larry Beaudoin, aged 69, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 27, 2015. Beloved husband of Anita (Nadeau) of 46 years. Cherished father to Nicole and Merrill Baker of Harrow and Michael and Erin Beaudoin of Milton. Proud Pépé to Ainsley, Duncan, Cameron and Reid. Predeceased by his mother and father Harriet and Louis Beaudoin. Brother of Charles (2012) and Margaret Beaudoin (Amherstburg); Marjorie (Midge) and Paul Meloche (Lake Worth, FL); Leo and Donna (2011) Beaudoin (Amherstburg); Noreen & Jim Laframboise (Punta Gorda, FL); Laura & Danny Simone (Amherstburg); Carol & Mijo Kovacevic (St. Thomas); Mariette and Mike Ackermann (Amherstburg); Gerard and Liz Nadeau (Medicine Hat, AB). Larry was a 50 year member and Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus 5642 River Canard and 4th Degree member of the Dean Wagner Assembly #862. Professionally he worked in heavy construction for over 20 years, followed by Road Superintendent for the Township of Sandwich South and Director of Public Works for the Town of Tecumseh where he retired in 2006. He was an active member of the Essex County Municipal Supervisors Association. Personally Larry was devoted to the health and well-being of the St. Joseph’s Parish in River Canard, serving on various committees for several years. Friends and family are invited on Monday from 2-5, 7-9 p.m. Parish and K.C. prayers will be held at 4:00 p.m. Monday afternoon at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Tuesday, family and friends are invited to meet at St. Joseph’s Church River Canard, 9399 Townline Road, Windsor, after 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. Anita, Nicole and Michael would like to thank the I.C.U staff at Hôtel-Dieu Grace for their support and compassion over the past two weeks. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations to the Capital Campaign for the Restoration of St. Joseph Church, River Canard is appreciated by the family. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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WOLANSKI, Irene (nee Siminski)

Posted by on March 26, 2015

Peacefully on March 26, 2015 after a short illness, at 87 years of age.
Cherished wife of the late Jerzy (George) for 66 years. Loving mother of Barbara Urban, Helen Campbell, Joanne Wolanski and husband Scott Suffield, Robert Wolanski and wife Kim. Treasured Babcia of Alison, Bradley, Ryan, Jonathan and Kayla. Daughter of the late Stefan and Anna Siminski. Dear sister of the late Edmund Siminski, Cecylia Majewski, Regina Niemczycki, Zenon Siminski and Janek Siminski. Irene was a survivor of Siberian deportation and labour camps. Irene retired from Dominion Golf & Country Club after 35 years of service. Memorial donations to Transition to Betterness or the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Sunday from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Monday, family and friends are invited to meet at Holy Trinity Church (1035 Ellis St.) after 9 a.m., followed by Mass at 10 a.m. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at
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Galli, Roxanne (nee Vollans)

Posted by on March 24, 2015

web_Galli_RoxanneIt is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved wife, mother and nana in Cuba on March 10, 2015 at 60 years of age. Cherished wife of 40 years to Gary. Loving mother of Melissa & Barry Beaton, and Diane & Michael Bondy. Devoted nana of Cameron, Charlie, Vincent and Dominic. Dear sister of Frank Vollans, Rose Marchand (Bob), Brian Vollans (Kathy), and Carol Briden (Jay). Loving sister-in-law of Bob Galli (Mary-Anne), Marilyn Stockwell (Laurie), Jean Wark (Mike), and Esther McGuire. She will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and truly wonderful friends. If you so desire, donations to the Sunshine Foundation Dreams For Kids Windsor-Essex Chapter would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Friday at 10:00 a.m. at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor (519-969-5841). Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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RUCCOLO, Maria (nee Zannella)

Posted by on March 24, 2015

web_Ruccolo, MariaPeacefully with her loving family by her side on March 23, 2015 at 84 years of age. Reunited with beloved late husband Domenico A. (2010). Cherished mother of Gaetano and Linda, Joseph and Renee and Lucio and Cathy. Loving Nonna of Gary and wife Jackie, Anthony, Erica, Amanda, Ashley, and Isabella. Bis Nonna of Dustin and Lily.

Dear daughter of the late Giuseppe and Giovanna Zannella. Predeceased by several siblings and survived by sister Tittina and husband Tommaso. Adored by many nieces and nephews in Italy and the U.S.A. Many thanks to the entire staff on the 4th floor at Windsor Regional Hospital, Met. Campus for their excellent care and support. A special thanks to Dr. A. Rajan and Dr. Hamm for all of their compassionate care.

Donations made to the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation or Transition to Betterness would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Wednesday from 3-5 & 7-9pm. Funeral Service Thursday 8:45 a.m. from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 then in procession to St Angela Merici Church for Funeral Mass at 9:30am. Entombment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos, or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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McKENZIE, Gordon George

Posted by on March 23, 2015

web_mckenzie gordonPassed away peacefully on March 22, 2015 at the age of 77 years. Son of the late George and Mary McKenzie.  Born in North Bay in 1937. Loving brother of Geraldine and Jerry Glos and predeceased by sisters Wanda Himes, Dorothy Royer, and Marion Deslauriers. Special friend of Sharon Chang. Survived by nieces and nephews in the United States and Canada. Gordon retired in 1992 after 22 years as CEO of Seaforth Community Hospital. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed fishing and playing cribbage. Gordon was also an active member at Banwell Community Church. If you so desire, donations to the Alzheimer Society Windsor & Essex County or to Banwell Community Church would be appreciated by the family. A special thanks to the staff at Extendicare, South Wood Lakes and to Amy’s Helping Hands for all of your compassionate care. Memorial visiting on Saturday at Banwell Community (2400 Banwell Rd.) Church from 10:30 am until time of Service at 11:30 am. 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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Lucier, Margaret (Née Farrell)

Posted by on March 23, 2015

web_lucier_margaretWith great sadness we announce the passing of our mother, Margaret Lucier on March 22, 2015 at 84 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Robert Lucier, her square dancing partner of 49 years. Cherished mother and grandmother of Bradley and Maureen of Indiana and their children Nicole (husband Dana Shea and son Birch) and Neal, Denise and her children Elizabeth and Alexis of LaSalle, Robert (Bob) and Danielle and their children Matthew, Eric and Dale of London, Thomas (Tom) and Darcey and their children Andrew, Brandon, Amanda and Sarah of LaSalle. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. If you so desire, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Tuesday 7-9 PM and Wednesday 3-5 PM and 7-9 PM at Families First 2130 Front Rd. LaSalle, 519-969-5841 with prayers Wednesday at 4:30 PM. On Thursday, friends and family are invited to meet at Sacred Heart Church, LaSalle after 10:00 AM followed by funeral Mass at 11:00 AM. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Schwemler, Andy

Posted by on March 22, 2015

Passed away with his family by his side on March 22, 2015 at 51 years of age. Beloved husband and best friend of Roxanne. Reunited with his parents Albert and Alice Schwemler. Loving brother of Ann (Rick) and Al (Faye). Dear son-in-law of Josephine and the late Allan Ayotte and brother-in-law of Judy (Michael) and Duane (Nancy). Cherished uncle of Stephanie, Bryan, Nicole, Kelly and godfather of Karys. Andy will be missed by his canine buddy Jackson and many dear friends. Special thank you to the ICU staff at Ouellette Campus. If you so desire, donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Wednesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Service Thursday at 11:30am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at
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REISER, Frank

Posted by on March 19, 2015

It is with great sadness we announce the brave and peaceful passing of Frank Reiser at the age of 82 after a short illness. Loving husband of over 60 years to Jo Reiser, precious father to Karen Sayed, the late Linda Reiser-Brown and husband Ian Brown, Jodie Reiser Hickey and husband Mike Hickey. Dedicated brother of Ron Reiser and son of the late Frank Reiser Sr. and Mary Reiser. Always an inspiration to grandchildren Eric and friend Ana, Jana and friend Rob, Stefan and friend Jenna, and Lauren. Son-in-law to the late Stephen and Nadia Lukiancuk. Brother in law to Tanya Protasciewz of Arizona and Mary Koziol and the late John Koziol of London, Ontario. Uncle to Andy, the late Paul, Carol, Jane, the late Natasha, Valerie, Ann Marie and Andrea.

Frank was a retired 30 year valued employee of Chrysler Canada and University of Windsor Alumni. He had a passion for encouraging continued education to his staff and ongoing learning of all kinds to his family. He loved his Detroit Red Wings, Tigers, Lions and Pistons which he enjoyed watching “on occasion” at his friend Van’s restaurant The Penalty Box. They will miss their “Uncle Frank”. He was an avid investor, coin collector and fisherman, and he will be missed by the Windsor Coin Club. One of his favourite pass times was that of wine making, a tradition that he learned from his father. He continued to enjoy both the art and skill of making wine as well as bringing that enjoyment to others. Cheers to Frank.

He will also be missed by his long-time friends, too numerous to list, but including Kendall Brockbank, Frank O’Reilly (who is the Frack to his Frick), Ralph Callen and Lorne Secord.

If you so desire, donations to Windsor Regional Cancer Centre, It’s In Your Jeans Campaign, Hospice of Windsor and We Care For Kids would be appreciated by the family.

Special thanks to Windsor Regional Cancer Centre where we wanted to thank Dr. Springer and Nurse Liz for their compassion, to the It’s in Your Jeans Campaign which was quarterbacked by unwavering and outstanding specialist Dr. Ron Sorenson, to Hospice of Windsor and We Care For Kids, the pediatric charity close to his granddaughter Lauren’s heart.

We cannot express enough the outstanding care and family support Frank and his family received from CCAC and agencies Revera, Paramed and Bayshore, as well as the fourth and fifth floors of the met Campus and Dr. Roxana Chow and to our angles Adrianna and Pauline, you were true blessings.

Visiting Sunday 3-5 & 7-9pm. Funeral Monday 11:30am at FAMILIES FIRST 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor 519-969-5841. Interment to follow at Windsor Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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DENNISON, James (Jim) Joseph

Posted by on March 18, 2015

canada obits_dennison_jamesIt is with great sadness we announce the passing of Jim on March 17, 2015 at the age of 86, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  His family is comforted knowing that he is reunited with the love of his life, his wife, Pat, with whom he celebrated 64 years of marriage.  Beloved and cherished father to Sandra Driscoll (Dave) and Karen Dennison-Hicks (Mark).  Jim will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Kim Harron, Kristy Targachoff (Jeff), Cory Hicks, Rachel Hicks and great grandchildren Sophia and Pierce Targachoff.  Dear brother-in-law to Doug and Sharon Roberts and Linda Giannotti.  Much thanks to Dr. Bergeron and staff at Hospice of Windsor and also to Transition to Betterness.  A very special and heartfelt thanks to Dr. Sheehan, Dr. Steve, Caroline and the entire nursing and support staff at the Palliative Care Unit at Dr. Y. Emara Centre – Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare.  Your compassionate care of Dad helped make his journey a bit easier and definitely brought more smiles to his face. If you so desire memorial donations to Transition to Betterness would be appreciated by the family. A private family service was held 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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CHAMP, Mary Helen (nee Duralia)

Posted by on March 18, 2015

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CHAMP, Mary Helen (nee Duralia)

Peacefully on March 17, 2015 at the age of 79 surrounded by family. Beloved wife of Gary Lee Champ for 58 years. Loving mother of Catherine Wilbur (David), Stephanie Champ, Larry Champ (Mary), Melanie Walker and Carol Shanks. She had a special place in her heart for her grandchildren Christopher, Rose, Matthew, Michael, Lia, Colleen, Mackenzie and Hunter. With her great grandchildren Ilija, Aleksandar and Andrija mother learned to appreciate the benefits of Skype so she could see the boys half a world away in Montenegro. Daughter of the late Frank and Kathleen Duralia (nee Bradica). Younger sister to Evelyn Slobasky (Harry-deceased), Annie Horvat (John-deceased), Kathleen Coulson (Robert-deceased), Joseph Duralia (Carol), Nellie Siddall (Robert-deceased) and John Duralia (Patricia). Well loved by all her in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Employed at Sears Canada for 30 plus years as a sales clerk where she received many awards for customer service. Her commitment to the community was felt by all as she helped organize the South Windsor Fastball league, worked as a volunteer for the Kidney Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society. The United Way awarded our Mom & Dad “The Hearts that Light the Way” award for their extensive volunteer endeavours. For many years she was the secretary for the Saturday Night Mixed bowling league at Crescent Lanes. Our mother’s love of sports taught us fair play, humbleness and the value of friendships that remain with us today. She was an inspiration to all of us; especially recognizing her internal strength to fight back her cancer with dignity to the very end. We would like to give thanks to the 2 north nursing team and the frontline nursing staff on the palliative care nursing unit at Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare as well as the compassionate and concerted efforts of Shauna Carter and Dr. Lawrence Aoun. If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Transition to Betterness or Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated. Visitation Friday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 10 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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TOCCO, Antonino

Posted by on March 17, 2015

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TOCCO, Antonino

Suddenly, on March 17th, 2015 at the age of 76. Loving Husband to Jennie with whom they shared 50 years of marriage. Cherished Father to Christina (Elliot) Hoy, Michael (Kristina) Tocco, Patricia (John) Malisan and Angela Tocco. Proud Nonno to Olivia, Gabriel, Matthew, Scianna, Anthony and Lina. Survived by sister Fina of Sicily. Predeceased by parents Antonino and Serafina Tocco and siblings Grace, Peruccia, Vito and Filipo. Antonino will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Antonino came to Canada in 1958 to start a new life for himself and future family. He was most proud of his Italian heritage and continuing those traditions with his family and grandchildren. Antonino was retired from Ford Mo. Company with many years of dedicated service. He loved spending his free time with his family, gardening and in the past breeding canaries. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor –Essex County Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Thursday and Friday from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Prayers Friday at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Saturday at 9:15 a.m. from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to Corpus Christi for Mass at 10:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Craig, Florence Patricia (Pat)

Posted by on March 17, 2015

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Craig, Florence Patricia (Pat)

Passed away suddenly on March 16, 2015 at the age of 85 years.  Beloved wife of the late William (2013), for 61 years.  Loving mother of John (Cheryl Roberts), Catherine (John) McMahon, Jim (Linda), Elizabeth Craig and Joe Craig. Cherished grandmother of MAC and Abigael, James (Robyn), Heather (Jesse) and Caitlin, Olivia and Emily, Alexandra and Victoria Symons, and Paige. Dear sister-in-law to Muriel Craig, Jane and Al Haworth, the late Robert Craig and sister to Michael Maher. Aunt Pat will be missed by her many nieces, nephews and cousin Ron Mutton. Pat was a Lab Technician for over 40 years with the Medical Laboratories of Windsor. She will also be missed by her many friends, colleagues and patients. Everyone knows that this Great Lady was at her happiest when she was holding court with a house full of family and friends and glass full of Scotch. She left in a hurry in order to spend St. Patrick’s Day with Mikey. If you so desire, memorial donations to the M.S. Society or the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Friday 3-5, 7-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 11:30 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor 519-969-5841. Interment to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Lawrenson, James (Jim)

Posted by on March 17, 2015

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Lawrenson, James (Jim)

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Jim on Monday March 16 at 89 years of age. His family is comforted knowing that he is now reunited with Frances his wife of 65 years. Beloved father to Heather Young and Shelley Loiselle (Wayne). His grandchildren Maureen Young, Lauren Teeple (Rantz), Matt Loiselle (Paulina) were the love of his life.   Jim was the son of the late Robert and Anne Lawrenson. Brother to John (Elaine), the late Alan (the late Elaine) and Elspeth (Bruce). Survived by several nieces and nephews. Jim joined the Navy at 17 years of age and served in World War II on convoy duty in the North Atlantic. He was a police officer for 14 years and was also past president of the Windsor Police Association. Jim was the Area Director for the Ontario Legal Aid Plan Essex County for 26 years – the only non-lawyer to hold such a position in the province. Founder of the George Smith Memorial Hockey Fund. Member of the Bendo Blazers Hockey Club for 40 years. The family would like to thank all the staff at Hotel – Dieu Complex Care 2 North for the compassionate care of our father – especially Shauna Carter who helped make Dad’s journey easier. We would also like to thank all the Bendo Blazers for their ongoing friendship of Jim. He thought the world of you. Special thanks to his best friend Jack Costello. If you desire memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Wednesday 7 pm – 9 pm & Thursday 3 pm – 5 pm & 7 pm – 9 pm. Veteran’s Memorial Service under the auspices of Windsor Veteran’s Memorial Service Committee Thursday 7:30 pm. Funeral Service Friday 11:30 am at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor (519-969-5841). Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery to follow.   Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

 

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Sparacino, Francesca Paola

Posted by on March 17, 2015

web_Sparacino_FrancescaSparacino, Francesca Paola

‘Lina’ (nee Fazio)

Peacefully, on March 17, 2015 with her loving family by her side at 93 years of age. Beloved Wife of the late Antonino (1980).  Loving Mother of Josephine Gervasi (Joe), Maria Stella Gucciardo (Vincenzo).  Dear Nonna of  Frank and Anthony Gervasi; Josie and Nelson Rocha, Fran and Marco Di Natale.  Bis-Nonna of Selena, Lauren, Marissa, Massimo, and Martina. Dear Daughter of the late Alberto Fazio and Maria Stella Mazzara. Dear Sister of the late Salvatore and Anita, Maria Candela (the late Giuseppe), the late Francesca and Salvatore Genova, Leonardo and Vita Fazio, Mario and Vera Fazio, the late Vito (Mommina) Fazio, and the late Gaspare Fazio (Donna) and survived by numerous Nieces and Nephews in Italy, Canada and the U.S.A. Special thanks to the staff of Malden Park 3 North & South for their kindness and support. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) would be appreciated. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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ROACH, John

Posted by on March 17, 2015

Born in Chatham, Ontario. Passed away peacefully on March 16, 2015 at 73 years of age. Survived by his beloved wife Eva, his stepson Harold and wife Judy Marentette, grandsons Greg (Rachelle) and Jamie (Kelley) and great-grandchildren Olivia, Emma, Mikayla, Logan and Bree. Retired from Ford Motor Co. with 35 years of service. Memorial donations to Kidney Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Visitation Thursday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Friday 1 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at
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HOLMES, Dorothy (nee Connoy)

Posted by on March 16, 2015

WEB_Holmes_dorothyPassed of a broken heart on March 14, 2015 at the age of 80 years. Reunited with beloved late husband Bill (2014). Cherished father of Carrie & Rob, and Angie. Long time family friend of Helen. Adored grandma of Ryan and Trina, Zachary and Madison. Predeceased by her parents James and Isabelle Connoy. Missed dearly by brother in law Larry Langlois and sisters in law Margaret Fife and Margaret Holmes. Predeceased by siblings Gerry Connoy, Toby Connoy, Joyce Soucie, Mona Cosgrove, Winnie Maroon, Leo Connoy, and Jackie Langlois. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Dorothy retired from Champion Spark Plug. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service to reunite Dorothy and Bill will take place in the summer. 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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Langlois, Henry Joseph

Posted by on March 16, 2015

web_Langlois_JosephPeacefully, with his children at his side on March 12, 2015 at the age of 93. Reunited with his beloved wife Theresa (2010), with whom he shared 63 years. Predeceased by his parents Marie Louise and Renée Langlois. He was a wonderful dad of Gary, Michelle (Arthur), Denise (Mike), Mariette, Marc (Cindee). Pepé of Melissa, Jen, Jason, Amanda, Sarah, Derrick, Breanna, T.J., David, Daniel, Alison, Nick and 9 great grandchildren. Survived by his siblings Agnes, Laurentia, Annie and Juliette and predeceased by Jeannette, Gene, Alec and Margaret. Henry will be dearly missed by numerous sisters and brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Hank resided in East Windsor his entire life. At the age of 21, he enlisted in the airforce and was a tail gunner during WWII. After two years as a P.O.W. he returned home where he established “Hank’s Esso Service” which he ran for 28 years. He continued in the work force until his 70’s. Upon “retiring” he opened a lawn mower repair service that kept him busy until his 91st year. He took such pride in his gardens, yard and fruit trees. Hank produced some very good wine from his grapes. He did many woodworking projects with his brother Alec; and would never turn down a good game of cards. He will be remembered by many friends and family for his kind and generous nature (and, as well, his booming voice). Special thanks to WRH-Met Campus, CCAC, Veteran’s Affairs and St. Elizabeth Health Care (especially Leanne and Jessica) for their excellent care and compassion. If you so desire, donations to the charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Thursday 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Parish prayers 4:00 p.m. Veteran’s Memorial Service under the auspices of the Windsor Veteran’s Memorial Service Committee at 7:00 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor (519-969-5841). Funeral Mass Friday 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Atonement Church, 2940 Forest Glade Drive. Interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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