Kimm, Helena Maria of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on April 17, 2014

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88 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Alje Kimm (1982). Loving mother of Helma Connors and husband Rick, Sarnia; Henry Kimm and wife Beth, Leamington. Special Oma of Shawn (Julie), Shannon (Brad), Ryan (Andrea), Craig, Leslie. Proud great Oma of Abbi and Wil. Dear sister of Wilhelmina Slabbekoorn and late husband Quinten. Predeceased by her siblings in Holland Bart, John, Diny and Johannas. Helena is survived by many nieces and nephews. Oma was a talented crafter creating hundreds of crocheted, knitted and cross stitched items for church fundraisers and the Guardian Angel Program. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Friday from 2-5 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Helena’s life will be held at Faith Reformed Church, 1115 Seacliff Drive, Kingsville, on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Ken Labbe officiating. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to Faith Reformed Church, Kingsville or the Leamington District Memorial Hospital Foundation. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Sarnia, Windsor

Harris, Louis Lawrence Jr. of Leamington

Posted by on April 15, 2014

Harris Louis Paper copy74 years, entered into rest peacefully on Monday, April 14, 2014 at Hospice Residence after a courageous fight. Loving father of Karen (Rudy Komsic), Jill (Doug Pearce). Proud and Loving Papa of Jacqueline, Olivia and Michael Komsic. Caring companion of June Grannis, her children, Lorie and Julie, and her grandchildren, Jacob and William. Dear brother of the late Joanne Burman (the late Robert), Tom Harris (Julie) and special uncle of Debbie Heiss (Ned) and Sharon Burman. Former husband and friend of the late Susan (Galipeau)(2001). Lou was a longtime Leamington businessman (Erie Appliances, Thirteen Russell Steak House, Land Developer) who loved Pelee Island, boating, flying and enjoying life! The family wish to thank everyone on the 8th Floor at Windsor Regional Hospital Ouellette Campus and Hospice of Windsor/Essex County. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Wednesday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Memorial Service to celebrate Lou’s life at the Funeral Home on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 11 a.m. Fr. Patrick Beneteau officiating. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Leamington Hospital Foundation (Hospice). Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca
“If you ask me what I came to do in the world…I will answer, I am here to live out loud.” – Emile Zola

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Filed Under: Windsor

Marcovecchio, Elena (DiMenna) of Ruthven

Posted by on April 14, 2014

MarcovecchioElenapaper90 years, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved wife of Paolino for 70 years (March 23, 1944). Dear mother of Dora and Tony G. Mastronardi, Vincenzo and Anna Marcovecchio. Loving grandmother of Dina and Gary Klaas, Gus Mastronardi, Paul and Anne Marcovecchio, Stephen and Michelle Marcovecchio and great grandmother of Matthew and Kaitlin Klaas, Mitchell Klaas, Morgan Klaas, Tyler Mastronardi, Stephanie Mastronardi, Gianna Marcovecchio, Julia Marcovecchio, Elena Marcovecchio. Dear sister of Luigi DiMenna (Lucia), the late Giuseppe DiMenna (Maria), the late Tony DiMenna (the late Dora), Mercede DiMenna (the late Antonio). Elena will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Elena’s family wish to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Leamington Hospital for their kindness. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Tuesday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Elena’s life at St. Michael’s Church, 21 Elliott Street, Leamington on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 10 a.m. Entombment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to St. Michael’s Church Building Fund, Leamington Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Windsor

WIEBE: Nicholas H. of Leamington, Ontario.

Posted by on April 13, 2014

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91 years, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Saturday April 12, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Irene (1998). Dear father of Roger and Judy Butler (Dale). Loving grandfather of Ryan Butler (Sulienne), Carly Butler  Verheyen (Adam).  Dear brother of Rudy Wiebe (Pat). Predeceased by 1 sister Mary Wiebe and 2 brothers Danny and Ernie. Nick was a life member of Leamington Br. # 84 Royal Canadian Legion, Veteran of WW II, serving in the Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment, a dedicated employee at Canada Post for over 30 years and a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Leamington.Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Tuesday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Nick’s life, from the funeral home on Wednesday April 16, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Thomas J. Kay officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Knox Presbyterian Church or Leamington Hospital Foundation. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at http://www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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MARCHAND: Doris (nee Naylor) of Leamington

Posted by on April 10, 2014

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A resident of Leamington, Doris Marchand passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the Iler Lodge Long Term Care Centre in Essex with family at her side at the age of 85.  She was born in Windsor and was the daughter of the late William and  Marie Naylor.  Loving wife of the late James Marchand (2013).  Loving mother of James Larry Marchand Jr., Carol Proulx (the late Garry), David Peters (Linda), Ron Peters (Jackie), Linda Acchione (Sandy), Ken Peters (Cindy), Debbie Price (Mike).  Cherished grandmother of 17 and great grandmother of 30.  Dear sister to James Naylor and his wife Hilda. Family and friends will be received at  the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 14 Russell St. Leamington (519 326-2631) on Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  A Funeral Service to celebrate Doris’ life will be held in the Funeral Home on  Saturday, April 12, 2014  at 11:00 a.m.  Fr. Patrick Beneteau celebrant. Interment to follow at  Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Leamington . Memorial donations to  the Alzheimer Society or the  Canadian Down Syndrome Society would be appreciated by the family.  Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario, Windsor

Resendes, Antonio “Tony” of Wheatley, Ontario

Posted by on April 8, 2014

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66 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday April 8, 2014. Beloved husband of Fatima (Marques). Dear brother of Fernando (Mary Jose), Fatima Teixeira (Abilio), Jose Maria (Gilda), Conceicao Marques(Armenio), Isaac (Paulina), John (Susan). Many nieces, nephews, great nephews, cousins and friends also survive. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Wednesday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Tony’s life, from Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, Wheatley on Thursday April 10, 2014 at 11 a.m. Entombment Erie Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Leamington Hospital Foundation (Hospice) Mass Intentions or Canadian Cancer Society. Friends may send condolences online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Pritchard, Dr. Wilmer John “Bill” (DDS) of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on April 8, 2014

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passed away peacefully on Monday April 7, 2014 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Born April 3, 1926 on a dairy farm in Palmerston, ON. Son of Myrtle and James Pritchard. Beloved husband of Nancy (Gray) for 64 years. Dear father of Jane Pritchard, Dr. Sandy Pritchard, Brenda Pritchard (Bob McKeen), all of Toronto. Beloved Papa to Kate Southwell (Andrew), Logan, Hunter, Madison and Baylie Pritchard, Jesse and Taylor Foden. Special Papa to Rita. Predeceased by a brother Ken. Many nieces and nephews also survive. Bill attended school in Palmerston from which he graduated as Valedictorian in 1944. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1944. When W.W.II ended in 1945 he started studies at University of Toronto School of Dentistry. Soon after he met Nancy a student nurse, the love of his life and mother of his three children. Following graduation he married Nancy and moved to Leamington to practice family dentistry until his retirement 40 years later. He was past president of the Leamington Kinsmen Club, Essex County Dental Association and Sun Parlour Curling Club. In 1962 he and his good friend Dr. Murray O’Neil, a couple of flying farm boys founded Highline Mushroom Farm. Dentistry was his profession but flying was his passion. He owned and flew many different aircraft over a period of 52 years. Music played a large part in Bill’s life, from competing as a child in Stratford Music Festival to playing trumpet at High School, then Varsity Band and travel with the Helen Law Singers to Wales. He was also the director of the popular Lancaster Band for over 30 years. Finally, he played “Taps” each evening at sundown while vacationing in Florida. Bill fought the good fight but could not overcome the devastation of myelodysplasia. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Friday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Bill’s life, from the Leamington United Church, 9 John Street Leamington on Saturday April 12, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Paul Rodey officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. The Pritchard family will be forever grateful to Dr. Tawil and Dr. Gonzalez for their compassionate care and to the staff at Leamington Hospital, especially the Emergency Department, the nurses on 2nd Floor and the girls in Outpatient Department in charge of transfusions for their care and kindness. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made by cheque to Leamington Hospital Foundation (Hospice). Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, London, Windsor

SIMON Marie Diane Gabrielle (nee Leveille) of Cottam

Posted by on April 7, 2014

cardinalPassed away April 2, 2014 following a lengthy illness, at the age of 54. Diane is reunited with her loving son Cale, who we lost far too soon in 2003. Beloved wife of Brad Simon. Dear mom of Adam Simon and wife Ange of Thamesville. Beloved “Gramma” to “The Little Man”, Bradley Simon. Sister of Giles Leveille and wife Marianne; Ghislaine Gallagher and husband Jim; Normand Leveille, Joanne Leveille, and the late Mike Leveille and surviving wife Maryanne; and the late Guy Leveille and surviving wife Sharon.  Dear sister-in-law of Judy Bobaljik and husband John; and Brenda Dixon.  Dear “Daughter” of Murray Simon, and his late wife, Inez (nee Congdon). Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. Diane’s passions were her family & her writing. She worked for many years as a freelance writer for the Windsor Star, The Leamington Post and others. In keeping with her wishes, a private family service with cremation has taken place. In the hope that warm weather cannot be very far away, the family will host an open house for relatives and friends  to congregate and celebrate “Di’s” life. Time and date to be announced. Memorial donations to your favourite charity would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to REID FUNERAL HOME, 14 Russell St., Leamington, Ontario.

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BRIGGS: James Bertram of Wheatley

Posted by on April 7, 2014

July 8, 1924 – April 3, 2014

Passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (Palliative Care). Beloved and treasured husband of Sharon (Reid). Dear father of James, Marlene and Laura Briggs-Taves (Martin). Cremation was held and a private family service will take place at a later date. If desired memorial donations may be made by cheque to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Canada. Friends may share memories and make donations at http://www.reidfuneralhome.ca/

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Enns, Paul Jeffrey of Leamington

Posted by on April 3, 2014

EnnsPaulPaper47 years, passed away on April 2, 2014 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital after a two-year long struggle with brain cancer. Loving husband of Jenny (Huebert). Loving father of Amanda and Camryn. Dear son of Kenneth and Rita Enns and son-in-law of Victor and Helen Huebert. Brother of Lisa Enns and Steve and Shelley Enns. Brother-in-law of Jodi Huebert and Martha and Oscar Pena. Adored uncle of Sofia, Natasha, Grace, Simon, Maddie, Alex and Siena. Sadly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Paul was a partner in the law firm Ricci, Enns & Rollier in Leamington, was active in his church and community and served on the UMEI board of directors. Thank-you to the staff at Windsor Regional Cancer Centre, Windsor Regional Hospital (Ouellette and Met campus) and Leamington District Memorial Hospital for the excellent care Paul received over the past two years. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Saturday 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. A private graveside service will take place on Monday, April 7, 2014 followed by a public Funeral Service to celebrate Paul’s life at North Leamington United Mennonite Church, 625 Mersea Road 6 at 11 a.m. Rev. Bruce Wiebe officiating. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to UMEI. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Windsor

Ciacelli, John A. of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on April 3, 2014

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82 years, passed away peacefully on Monday March 31, 2014. Beloved husband of Pasqualina for 62 years. Dear father of Dominic (Karen), Carlo (Lynne). Loving Nonno of Dominic John, Carly and Chaz. Dear brother of Madeline Cervini (the late Stanley), Paresina Pacioni (Arcangelo), Frank Ciacelli (Antoinette) and Rosa Alberti (Primo). Dear brother-in-law of Caterina Ligori (John), Lucia Stridi (Bruno).  Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Thursday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate John’s life, from St. Michael’s Church, 21 Elliott Street Leamington on Friday April 4, 2014 at 11 a.m. Entombment Erie Memorial Gardens Leamington. Parish Prayers Thursday evening. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Heart & Stroke Foundation or Juvenile Diabetes Association. John’s family wish to thank the Emergency Staff at Leamington Hospital and Victoria Hospital for all their care. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Joseph, Paul Challita of Leamington

Posted by on April 2, 2014

Joseph Paul Paper copy69 years, passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at London Health Sciences Centre. Beloved husband of Laura (Thomas). Dear father of Tony and wife Brenda, Theresa Joseph, Linda Fernandes and David and wife Mary. Loving grandfather of Rebekah, Kurtis, Joshua, Christopher and Jonathan. Dear brother of Antonios Challita (Marie), Bakos Youssef (Nadia), the late Youssef Youssef (the late Zarifa), the late Michael Youssef (the late Theresa), the late Alyia Boutros (the late Stephen), the late Chama Nohra (the late Joseph) and the late Sarkis Youssef (the late Yvonne). Survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Friday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Paul’s life at St. Anthony’s Parish, 280 Talbot Street East, Leamington on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 10 a.m. Entombment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Windsor

Magri, Edith of Leamington

Posted by on April 2, 2014

Magri Edith Paper copy84 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday, March 31, 2014 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Predeceased by her parents, Michael and Saveria Magri. Loving sister of Dominic Magri (late wife Loretta), late Albert Magri (February 24, 2000) and wife Tina, late Dorothy Dombkowski (February 24, 2013), Jean Dzvirka and husband George. Special Aunt to Richard and Nancy Magri, Tom and Anita Magri, Rosanne Brown (Magri), Gregory Magri and Sandy, Christina and Kevin Walton, Carolyn Larson and Brian, Sandra and Lawrence Zimmermann, Sheryl and George Weldon, Selena Nicholson, Stacey and the late Barry Williams and many great nieces, nephews and cousins. Edith enjoyed dancing, playing bingo, and gardening. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her as the one and only “Auntie Eda”. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington on Thursday 2-5 & 7-9. Funeral Mass to celebrate Edith’s life at St. Joseph’s Church, 310 Sherk Street, Leamington on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 10 a.m. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Heart & Stroke Foundation or St. Michael’s Church Building Fund. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Windsor

BIRCH-NEWMAN, Marian of Cottam, Ontario

Posted by on April 1, 2014

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Passed peacefully on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 87 years of age. Loving mother of George Newman (Diane), the late Jerry Newman (Dona McFarlane), Bonnie Quinlan (Tony Passalacqua), Debbie Gemmell (Jim), Lee Anne Wolters. Adored grandma of Sherry Newman , the late Calvin Newman, Shelley Kraynack (Don), Chris Newman (Laurie), Stacie Diemer (Dave), Tric ia Newman Heacock (Chris), Cheryl Mahon (Dan), Todd Quinlan, Crystal Sylvestre (Ken), Melissa Brindley (Brad), Tiffany Gemmell, Stephen Gemmell, Jamieson Gemmell, Amanda Gemmell, Chad Wolters, Cortny Wolters, Cale Allen, Cooper Allen, 24 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Dearest sister of the late Dorothy, Don (late Doreen), Geraldine Birch Dawson, Late Lorne (Barb) and Albert (Shirley). Marian will also be remembered by many nieces and nephews. Marian enjoyed driving school bus for 26 years and enjoyed farming as well as her garden. Her grandchildren were her life’s greatest joy. To follow Marian’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E, Essex (519-776-4233) on Friday, March 21, 2014 from 130 -330 pm and 530 until time of Funeral Service to celebrate Marian’s life at 7:30 pm. Memorial donations made to Alzheimer Society or Brooker Baptist Church would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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LAPLANTE: Eileen Margaret of Essex, formerly of Woodslee

Posted by on March 31, 2014

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A resident of Essex and a long time former resident of Woodslee, Eileen LaPlante passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the Windsor Regional Hospital, Metropolitan Campus at the age of 87. She was born in Woodslee and was the daughter of the late Ernest LaPlante and Florence LaPlante (nee Burton). Dear aunt of Ed & Ann Vanderbeck, Judy & Glen Fulmer, Wayne & Nancy Vanderbeck. Eileen will also be dearly missed by her great niece- Allison and great nephews- Chad, Edward, Jason and Darius; great-great nephew Brennan and great -great niece- Mayce. Predeceased by her brother Donald, sister’s- Hazel and Mary (Cecil) as well as her great niece Stacey. Family and friends will be received at Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E. Essex (519 776-4233) on Tuesday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Parish prayers will be held at 7:00 p.m. Family and friends are invited to gather on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 146 Talbot St. S. Essex from 12:30 p.m. until the Funeral Mass to celebrate Eileen’s life at 1:30 pm. Fr. Dave Boutette celebrant. Interment to follow at St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Woodslee. Memorial donations to CNIB would be appreciated by the family. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Gunn, Phyllis of Leamington

Posted by on March 24, 2014

85 years, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Meredith (1987). Dear mother of Carol Chapman (the late Doug), Robert Gunn (the late Clare). Loving grandmother of William, Jody, Cory, Harley, Renee and Bobbie. Predeceased by her sisters, Esther Frail, Gwen Bathe, Carrie White, Theora Mansfield, Viva Richardson and brother, Trafton White. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Phyllis’ life at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 1 p.m. Rev. Michael Sealy officiating. Interment Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Alzheimer Society. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Windsor

RICHARDSON, James: of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on March 23, 2014

Richardson, James Edwin “Jim”

71 years, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Friday March 21, 2014 at Leamington Hospital. Beloved husband of Sarah-Frances (Murray/Pozzo) Richardson. Dear father of Tom Richardson (Shannon), Bob Richardson (Deb) and Bill Richardson (Kelly). Dear stepfather of Michael Pozzo (Lori), Shelley Pozzo (Ian Tanner) and Lisa Garant (Jeromy). Loving grandfather of Emily, Kyle, Laura, Ryan, Madeline and Everett. Loving step-grandfather of Dayne,  Aidan, Averie, Brandon and Brooklyn. Dear brother of Jean Richardson. Jim was a longtime Secondary School Science Teacher at both Kingsville District High School and Leamington District Secondary School. Cremation.

Memorial visitation at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Leamington Hospital Foundation. Friends may send condolences or make a memorial contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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MASTRONARDI, Mary: of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on March 23, 2014

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90 years, passed away peacefully on Saturday March 22, 2014 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Late residence the Leamington Mennonite Home. Beloved wife of Bert (1973). Dear mother of Diane Bucko, Bob Mastronardi (Lynda) and Don Mastronardi (Kathy). Loving grandmother of Marne and Kevin SaFrance, Jason Bucko, Tracy and Robert Strickland, Paul and Melanie Mastronardi, Rob Mastronardi, Matt and Andrea Mastronardi, Jeff Krause and great grandmother of Mila, Annika, Zachary, Alessandra and Isabella. Dear sister-in-law of Anita and Bruno Wrobel. Predeceased by brothers Jim and Bill Palichuk, brother-in-law Ollie Mastronardi and sister-in-law Mary Palichuk. Also survived by son-in-law John Bucko. Special thanks to Michelle Summerfield. Mary and her husband Bert were the founders of Mastronardi Produce Ltd. in Leamington.Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Monday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Mary’s life, from St. Michael’s Church, 21 Elliott Street Leamington on Tuesday March 25, 2014 at 11 a.m. Cremation. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to St. Michael’s Church Building Fund or the Leamington Hospital Foundation. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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GEBRAIL, Hesna (nee Sleiman): of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on March 23, 2014

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54 years, passed away Thursday March 20, 2014. Beloved wife of Youssef. Dear mother of Haifa. Dear sister of Joe and Noel Sleiman, Mike and Rose Sleiman, Theresa and Memi Khalil, Tony and Beverley Sleiman, Louie Sleiman and Sam Sleiman.  Dear sister-in-law of Sr. Victoire Gebriel, the late Jabbour Gebriel, Nagib and Sophia Gebriel. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. Predeceased by her parents Challita and Haifa Sleiman. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Sunday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Hesna’s life, from St. Anthony’s Parish, 280 Talbot Street East Leamington on Monday March 24, 2014 at 10 a.m. Monsignour Charles Saad officiating. Friends may send condolences at http://www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Wales, Jean Isabella (nee Smith) of Leamington

Posted by on March 20, 2014

Born October 2, 1921 in Tilbury East Township, moved to Leamington in 1929. Beloved wife of the late Winston Seth Wales (1991). Dear mother of the late Peggy Harrison (1987), Richard Wales (Marge) , Frazer Wales (Wendy), Shelley Desnoyers (the late Rejean), Lynn Snider (Chris Deziel). Loving grandmother of 9 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. Dear sister of Donna Woolley (Rev. Ross Woolley). Predeceased by her parents, William (1980) and Jean Smith (1990) and 2 grandchildren. Jean was a lifelong member of Knox Presbyterian Church, a charter and life member of the Margaret Ramsay Auxiliary, a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Branch 84 Royal Canadian Legion, and a member of the Half Century Centre. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Sunday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Jean’s life at the Funeral Home on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 11 a.m. Rev. Thomas J. Kay officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Knox Presbyterian Church. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Windsor

de Jong, Mina of Leamington

Posted by on March 20, 2014

87 years, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Windsor Regional Hospital, Ouellette Campus. Beloved wife of the late Nick de Jong (2005). Dear mother of Mary and Tom Johnson, Aggie Halford (the late Chris), Martin and Vicky de Jong, Jake de Jong, Vera and Jerry Roberts, Ed and Tanya de Jong, David and Kim de Jong, Debra Klesh, Karen Freeman and Deane Clark. Loving Oma of 25 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Survived by her sister Mary and George Blokker and many siblings in Holland. Mina will be missed by many nieces, nephews, in-laws, friends and good friends at Erie Glen Manor. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Friday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Mina`s life at St. Joseph`s Church, 310 Sherk St., Leamington on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Schimmer, Eva E. of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on March 19, 2014

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72 years, passed away Monday March 17, 2014. Beloved wife of Wolfgang for 51 years. Dear mother of Daniel. Dear aunt of Martika and Istvan, Simi and Marco, Clement and great aunt of Regina and Istvanka, Diana and Lucas. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington, on Saturday March 22, 2014 from 2 pm. until time of funeral service to celebrate Eva’s life at 4 p.m. Rev. Paul Rodey officiating. Cremation. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Diabetes Association. Friends may send condolences or make a memorial contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Klassen, Richard George of Hamilton and formerly Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on March 19, 2014

canada obit picKlassen, Richard George

77 years, passed away peacefully in Hamilton, Ontario on Monday, March 17, 2014. Predeceased by his parents John (1989) and Tena (1994). Dear brother of Rudy (Delores), Rita Lepp (Peter), the late Agnes Willms (2008), brother -in-law Bill Willms, Linda Penner (John). Survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service to celebrate Richard’s life at 10:30 a.m. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery to follow. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Mental Health Association. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Di Laudo, Filippo (Filip) of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on March 17, 2014

DiLaudoFilipPaperDi Laudo, Filippo (Filip)

Passed away on Mar.14, 2014 at 75 years of age.  Beloved husband of Flora (Pannunzio) for 47 years.  Loving father of Nick and Kim Di Laudo, Jamie and Sue Di Laudo, Dino and Janice Di Laudo, Roberta and Scott Brown, Steve and Jennifer Di Laudo.  Adored Grandpa of Ryan, Marissa, Serena; Myah, Abby, Nico, Lily; Marco, Tahlia, Nathan; Emma, Kaden and Connor.  Predeceased by his parents Nicola and Filomena Di Laudo.  Dear brother of Ascenzo (Giuseppina) Di Laudo, the late Albina (the late Enrico) Sabelli, the late infant Vincenzino Di Laudo, Elisa (Guido) Pannunzio, Valchiria (Vincenzo) Iaciancio, Giuseppe (Anna) Di Laudo, Gina (the late Mario) Di Iacovo, Vincenzo (Giovanna) Di Laudo and Maria (Amelio) Cirulli.  Dear brother-in-law of Guido (Elisa) Pannunzio, Mary (the late Neil) VanOirschot, the late Fred (Nina) Pannunzio and Perry (Peggy) Pannunzio.  He will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.  Filippo was a proud lifetime member of the Roma Club of Leamington and a member of the Leamington Italian Choir.  He was a retiree from Chrysler Canada, Local 444 and spent many years farming in the Leamington area.  He had a passion for storytelling, cooking, his homemade wine and spending time in his hometown of Poggio Sannita, Italy.  He will be dearly missed.  Visiting at Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm; 7:00-9:00 pm, with parish prayers at 8:00pm.  Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Church, 310 Sherk St. Leamington, Fr. Patrick Beneteau officiating. Filippo will be interred in his hometown of Poggio Sannita, Italy.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Leamington District Memorial Hospital or the St. Michael’s Church Building Fund would be appreciated by the family. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

PHETVILAYSAN: Manysone of Leamington

Posted by on March 16, 2014

Phetvilaysan,ManysonePhetvilaysan: Manysone (nee Phetsaphaphone)

A resident of Leamington, Manysone Phetvilaysan passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at home, following a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 50. She was born in Laos, and was the daughter of the late Que and Doung Phetsaphaphone. Loving wife of Somchai Phetvilaysan for 30 years. Dear mother of Phonsavanh, Anousan and Alexander Phetvilaysan. Proud grandmother to Tateden and Tyson Kim. Manysone will be forever remembered by her family and friends for her love of singing, her knowledge and expertise in cooking, as well as her love and devotion to her family, especially her grandchildren. Family and friends will be received at Meadow Brook Fellowship Church, 219 Talbot St. E., Leamington on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until the Funeral Service to celebrate Manysone’s life at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Srisack Saythivy officiating. Interment to follow at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Leamington. Memorial donations to the Meadow Brook Fellowship Church would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 14 Russell St. Leamington (519) 326-2631. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Windsor