Pepper, Lynn (Diana) (formerly Clay)

Posted by on April 30, 2016

Paper Photo Pepper, Diana LynnPepper, Lynn (Diana) (formerly Clay)

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Lynn on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the age of 67. Beloved daughter of Vi and the late Lloyd Pepper (1998). Predeceased by husband Morris Clay (1993). Much loved mother to Marcy Clay (Chris Youssef), Didi MacDonald (Steve) and Kristie Schihl (Jim). Cherished ‘Grandma Lynn’ to Christian (Acelynn), Mya, Lily, Luke, Chad (Amber), and Connor; and great grandma to Liam, Brayden, Xavier, and Mariyah. Loving sister to Judy Dutot (Gary) and Barb Wiper (Terry). Survived by sister-in-law Brenda Bailey (Gary) and many nieces and nephews. Many will remember Lynn’s smiling face at the front desk at the Kinsmen Recreation Complex. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Monday from 2-5 & 7-9 pm. Funeral Service to celebrate Lynn’s life, from the funeral home, on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 11 am. Pastor Chris Walker officiating. Cremation to follow. If you wish to donate in Lynn’s memory the family has asked that donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Family & Friends may share their memories or make an online contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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REID, Thomas David of Staples

Posted by on April 29, 2016

Paper Photo Reid, ThomasPeacefully on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Erie Shores Hospice in Leamington at the age of 61. Loving husband and best friend of Susan (Drummond). Cherished father of Chris and Amy (Dyck), and Janet and Dan Romanyk. Very proud Papa to Hayley and Danika Romanyk and Anya and Jaxon Reid. Beloved son of the late Clifford (1982) and Marion Reid (2015). Dear brother of Bob and Beth, late Dean (1999), and Brian and Margaret. Son-in-law of the late Alvin and Ruby Drummond. Brother-in-law to Vida and the late Orval Kimball (2015). Lovingly remembered by his aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Monday from 7-9 p.m. A Private Service will be held. If so desired memorial donations may be made by cheque to Leamington Hospital Foundation (Hospice) or the Kidney Foundation. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Brown, David Norman of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on April 25, 2016

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Peacefully surrounded by his family at home, on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 72 years of age. Loving husband of 49 years to Jeri-Lou. Dave’s life will continually be celebrated by his

children Mike, Wendy (Jim), Bob (Tara), grandchildren Dylan, Stevie, Dean, Kyle,

Braeden, Abbey and Sam. His dedication to family and friends will be greatly

missed by his brother Ken (Sue), nieces and nephews Kelly (Gary), Keri and Sean,

Emma, Sara and Charlie, his many cousins, neighbours, Leamington K40 members, the Leamington Knox Presbyterian Church and large circle of friends. Retired Assistant Director of the Windsor-Essex Health Unit. Diehard Cleveland Indians fan. Dave courageously

fought for two years longer than expected to make lasting memories at baseball

and hockey games, cottage and camping vacations with his family. Special thanks

to Dr. Moncour and the 2nd floor nurses at LDMH, LDMH ER nurses, Dr. Chand, Dr.

Locke, Dr. Naidu, Heather and all of the St. Elizabeth and CCAC nurses for their

care of Dave. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Sunday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate David’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 58 Erie St. S., Leamington on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 1 p.m. Rev. Thomas Kay officiating. Interment at Graceland Cemetery, Kingsville to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations made by cheque to the Leamington District Memorial Hospital Foundation (HOSPICE), Knox Presbyterian Church or the London Regional Cancer Program (LRCP) at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance or make a charitable contribution at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2496/David-Brown/obituary.html#tribute-start

 

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GEORGES, Theresa of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on April 25, 2016

Paper Photo Georges, TheresaGEORGES, Theresa

66 years, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 24, 2016. Beloved wife of Tom Georges. Dear mother of Jason (Dana), Ryan (Suzanne), and Steven. Proud Taita of Naomi, Isaiah, and little Theresa. Beloved daughter of the late Louie and Badiha George. Dear sister of Laurice Elias (Sam), Emal Sleiman (Sleiman), Anthony George (Susan), Mamie Diab (Sarkis), John George (Tracy), Paul George (Suzanne), Pauline Stinson (Paul), Jane Georges, Elizabeth Brissette (Alain). Sister-in-law of the late Fr. Louis George, Jimmy George (Margaret), Theresa Malkoun (Mike), Paul George (Pauline), Najib George (Madeline), Joe George (Marie), Alex George (Betty). Theresa will be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Theresa dedicated her life to her family and the Educational Communities at St. Louis Elementary School, Cardinal Carter HS, Villanova HS, St. Anne’s HS, Academie Ste. Cecile, and the University of Windsor Faculty of Education. She was an active member of St. Anthony’s Parish. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection at St. Anthony’s Parish, 280 Talbot Street East, Leamington on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 10 a.m. Entombment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Leamington Hospital Foundation (HOSPICE). Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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ANDERSON, Jack Fenton

Posted by on April 15, 2016

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Born December 19, 1920 in Exeter, ON. Passed away peacefully on April14, 2016 at the Sun Parlor Home in Leamington. Predeceased by his parents Charles and Olive, and his beloved wife of 73 years, Doris Jean “Wynn” (Feb.6, 2016). Dedicated and loving father to Linda Rovere (Lorenzo) and Louise Dupuis (Don). He met his bride to be, Wynn, in Scotland while training with the RAF. They married and several weeks later he left for the war. As a Flight Lieutenant with the RCAF, Jack served his country during WWII, first training in Scotland and then as a commanding officer of several A.M.E.S. radar units in North Africa and Italy. After the war he brought his new bride to Canada, completed 4 years of study at the University of Toronto and graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Together Jack and Wynn established a home in Leamington and raised two loving daughters, Jack as manager of the Leamington Public Utilities and Wynn as manager of the home and family. Jack served on many municipal and provincial committees during his time at the PUC. He was president of two provincial electrical societies, the AMEU and the OMEA. He served Knox Presbyterian Church as an elder and for many years was on the board of trustees. Jack and Wynn had many wonderful friends with whom they traveled and socialized. His children, however, would consider his greatest achievement as being a wonderful father and a truly devoted husband. We know that Jack and Wynn are once again happy together. Theirs is a truly amazing love story. The family would like to express its sincere gratitude both to the current and former staffs on 3 West at the Sun Parlor Home for their care, kindness and compassion shown during dad’s time there. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Knox Presbyterian Church in Leamington or a charity of your choice by contacting the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) or online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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Duquette, Nelson Theodore of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on April 7, 2016

Duquette, Nelson Theodore, 63 years passed away March 29, 2016. Beloved son of Pauline Marie and the late Jules Duquette (1994), Dear brother of Alice (Walter) Trealout, Theresa (Bill) Main, Rosemary and the late Robert Trealout, Rosanne and the late Mark Pare, Stanley (Billie Joe) Duquette, MaryAnn and the late Darryl Trealout and fiance Andre Levesque, Patricia (Dan) Langille and the late Paul Duquette. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and his favorite cousin Art Duquette. Dear brother gone to rest away from pain, sorrow and care. Family and friends will be received at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Center 14 Russell Street Leamington (519-326-2631) on Friday April 8, 2016 from 1:30 pm until time of Funeral Service at 2:30 pm. Interment will follow at Erie Memorial Gardens. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Bostin, Odette of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on April 7, 2016

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87 years, passed away peacefully at the Sun Parlor Home on Sunday April 3, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Jean Pierre Bostin (2002). Dear mother of Jack (Gail), Joel (Pam), Joseline Bradley (Charlie), the late Jean Pierre Jr. (2006) and infant daughter Joanne (1958). Ten grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren also survive. Odette comes from a family of eight sisters and four brothers. Many nieces and nephews also survive. At Odette’s request cremation has taken place. A private family gathering will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Sun Parlor Home (Bus Fund), c/o 175 Talbot Street East, Leamington, ON N8H 4L9.Friends may send condolences or make a charitable donation online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

PACHECO, Elias of Leamington

Posted by on April 6, 2016

Paper Photo Pacheco, EliasJuly 1, 1944 – April 5, 2016
71 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Dear and beloved husband of Lucia for 47 years. Loving father of Elias Robert (wife Stephanie), Lori-Anne (husband Robert Taylor) and Donny (wife Laura Lee). Beloved Avo of Rebecca, Elias Christian, Luke, Blake, Kayla and baby Pacheco. Dear brother of Jose Luis Pacheco, Maria de Deus Andrade, Lourdes Duarte. Elias will be missed by many nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Friday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection at St. Joseph’s Church, 310 Sherk Street, Leamington on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 10 a.m. Fr. Danny Santos officiating. Entombment Erie Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Leamington Hospital Foundation (Hospice). Elias’ family wish to thank the staff at Leamington Hospital for all their care and support. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Windsor

TARR, John

Posted by on April 5, 2016

Paper Photo Tarr, John copy93 years, passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at the Sun Parlor Home. Beloved husband of Jo-Anne Tarr (Bodi). Dear step-father of Edward and Lisa Bodi, David and Donna Bodi. Loving grandfather of Jason, Darren, Dana, step-grandfather of Carly (Mike) and Caryn (Kevin) and great grandfather of Koen. Dear brother of Steve Tarr (late Silvia) and the late Susan Simon (late Geza). Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 11 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Service to celebrate John’s life at 1 p.m. Rev. Thomas Kay officiating. Memorial donation may be made by cheque to the Sun Parlor Home Auxiliary Bus Fund. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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CAPOGNA, Dean of Leamington

Posted by on April 4, 2016

Paper Photo Capogna, Dean57 years, passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at his home. Beloved husband of Mary (Barraco). Loving father of James, Christina Amaral (Gregory). Grandfather of Addison Amaral and the late Domenic. Son of Maria and the late Domenic Capogna and son-in-law of Paola and the late Jim Barraco. Dear brother of Angelo Capogna, Ernesta Wright, Linda Terron (Bob), Rudy Capogna (Eileen), Patty Broad (Gary) and brother-in-law of Tony Barraco (Chris), Anna Lindsay (the late Keith), Martha Krebs (Richard), Andy Barraco (Tracy). Special nephew of Olivia D’Arcangelis and Josephine D’Arcangelis. Dean will be missed by many nieces, nephews and Godchildren. Dean retired proudly after 37 years with the H.J. Heinz Co. Many thanks to CCAC, Hospice, Windsor Regional Cancer Centre for all their care and support. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Tuesday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Dean’s life at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Leamington Hospital Foundation (Hospice) or Heart & Stroke Foundation. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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PILLON, Hector Joseph

Posted by on April 4, 2016

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79 years passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2016. Loving husband of the late Rosemary Pillon (nee Garant – 2013).  Dear father of Diane Pillon, Judy Cunningham, Roger (Ellie), Don (Alana), Sue Michaud (Yvon), Rodney (Elysia Bradley).  Dearest Pépé of 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.  Survived by many brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews from both the Pillon and Garant families.  Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Wednesday from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m.  Celebration of Life and Inurnment for Hector and Rosemary will be held at a later date.  Memorial donations, made by cheque, to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.  Family & friends may share their memories or make an online contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Kuli, David of Wheatley, Ontario

Posted by on March 31, 2016

Kuli, David

50 years, passed away peacefully his residence onThursday March 31, 2016. Dear son of Chester and Anne Kuli. Dear brother of Diane Lapos (Bernard Niehus) and the late Mark Kuli (2014). Dear brother-in-law of Lori Kuli. Dear uncle of Joel (Dee), Jeremy (Eva), Janna (Bill) and Adam (Ashley) and great uncle of Brady, Ayrlon, Alexa and Dillyn. Dave is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Recption Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Sunday 7-9 p.m. A Private Family Memorial Service will be held.

Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or St. Michael’s Church Building Fund. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

FULMER, Annette Marie “Annie” of Leamington

Posted by on March 26, 2016

Paper photo Fulmer, Annie77 years, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Jim (2015). Dear mother of Todd and Susan, Kelly and Lisa, Shawn and Robyn, Dean and Laura. Loving grandmother of Tyler, Tabitha, Madison, Michael, Oryan, Serenidy, Gibson, Hunter and Dalton. Dear sister of Charlie (Shirley), Hilda, Ella (Larry), Elaine (Earl). Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 12-2 p.m. followed by Graveside Service at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, 1805 Hwy 3, Oldcastle. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Salvation Army Leamington. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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LENAHAN, Paul of Leamington

Posted by on March 26, 2016

Web Photo Lenahan,PaulLenahan, Paul
74 years, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family on Thursday March 24, 2016. A gentle soul has left this earth for a pain free place. A loving and humourus man greatly loved by many. Predeceased by wife Jane Lenahan (nee Zevenbergen -1983) and survived by wife Mary Johnston-Lenahan. Dear father of Dwayne, Kim Wolters (John), Terry (Cindy), Sue (Dan) and Mike (Melanie). Loving grandfather of Calvin, Kelly (P.J.), Danny (Misty), Lacey (Matt), Susy (Mike), Bre-Anne (Mitch), Brittany, Jane, Matthew, Michaela and Morgan. Dear stepfather of Robert Johnston (Terry), Ron Johnston and Randy Johnston. Dear grandfather of Jason , Kelly Vermast (Dustin) and Holly Kettle (Matt). Loving great grandfather of Dylan and Hailey Wolters, Kale, Layne and Hadley Vermast, Brinley and Harper Kettle. Also survived by sister Marie Sibbald (Sam), nephew Neil McKay (Doreen) and many loving Zevenbergen in-laws, nieces and nephews. Paul will also be missed by his Slinky Boy, birds and squirrels. At Paul’s request, cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery Leamington on Saturday April 2, 2016 at 11 a.m. Rev. Liz Chaplin officiating. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Multiple Sclerosis or Leamington Hospital Foundation “Hospice”. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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KONDUROS, Plato of Leamington and formerly of Montreal, Don Mills, Mississauga and Kitchener

Posted by on March 26, 2016

Web Photo Konduros, PlatoKonduros, Plato
a.k.a. “Ploot”, “Babe” and “Daddio”, formerly of Leamington, died in his sleep without pain at 6:47 in the morning on Good Friday, March 25, 2016. He survived his wife of 59 years, Alice, who passed away on July 2, 2014. Plato was 87. He in turn is survived by his children and children in law, Diana, Bill and Kathy, Bob and Dina, Jay and Jolanta; and by his grandchildren April, Laura, Gary, Tamara and Kristi; his brother Phil, sister Diane, sister-in-law Helen; his aunt Harriett; cousins Bill, Virginia and Marilyn; and his nieces and nephews Elena and Paul, Cathy and Paul, Jamie and Nick, Mary Ellen, Chris, Marilyn, Zoe, Chrissy, Jill, Alexander and Maria. He always enjoyed their company. Plato left Leamington for Marriage and Montreal in 1955 where he and Alice had four children. They returned to Ontario in 1972, living in Don Mills, then Mississauga, and Kitchener. Alice said Plato never let her down. He was a good family man. Plato long ago perfected the art of taking great joy in life’s simple pleasures whether it be a cup of coffee, a meal, a good steak, tomato soup, ketchup with his hamburger, a box of chocolates, ginger ale, or a chat with a stranger or a neighbour. That’s likely how he lived five times his life expectancy after being diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2011. He never complained about it. He called it, “bellybutton”. – probably the most humorous euphemism for cancer ever devised. Plato was sociable and kept his colorful personality to the end. He had an extensive vocabulary, stayed up on current events, and liked to wear a suit and look sharp. Plato loved jazz and the sound of the drums. He loved cars, his house, skiing, Anne of Green Gables, musicals and the stock market. His temper when it flared would pass quickly and he never held a grudge. He loved his family and was extremely proud of each and every one of us. He wants Charlie Parker tunes to play at his funeral and for it to be a happy day. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Monday March 28, 2016 from 1 p.m. until time of Funeral Service to celebrate Plato’s life at 2 p.m. Rev. Liz Chaplin officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Leamington. In lieu of donations spend some time with someone in need. Friends may send condolences at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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NOHRA, Antonios ‘Tom’

Posted by on March 21, 2016

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It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Tom, on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 79 years of age. Beloved husband for 55 years to the late Mary (nee Jabbour – December 29, 2015). Devoted father of Shirley Taouil (Milad), Emig Nohra (Michelle), Giselle Banner, Louise Boomer, the late Mary Ann Whittle (2014), Joe Nohra (Joyce). Cherished Gidu of Christina (Rob), Michael (Jeanette), Matthew, Bradley, Erica, Adrianna, Thomas, Vanessa, Cassandra, Ashley, Adam, Aidan, Ethan, and Tristan; and big Gidu of Brandon and Alyssa. Tom was a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle to many within the Nohra and Jabbour families. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Tuesday, from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers Tuesday at 8 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be held Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 10 a.m. from St. Joseph’s Church, 310 Sherk Street, Leamington. Fr. Chris Pietraszko officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Family & Friends may share their memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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ATKIN, Vera of Leamington

Posted by on March 20, 2016

Paper Picture Atkin Vera90 years, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Donald Atkin. Dear mother of Denise Rutgers (Bill). Loving Nanny of Scott Rutgers (Erica), Warren Rutgers, Michael Rutgers (Sandra), Lisa Edwards (Adam) and great Nanny of Gia Edwards. Dear sister of Eva Corey (George). Predeceased by her siblings, Mary, Ann, Ruby, Helen, Irene, John, George and Dan. Vera’s family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at the Sun Parlor Home and Leamington Hospital for their genuine care and support. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. then proceeding to St. Joseph’s Church, 310 Sherk Street, Leamington for Mass of the Resurrection at 1 p.m. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Sun Parlor Home Auxiliary Bus Fund. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Windsor

KLAUKE, Elsie of Wheatley

Posted by on March 17, 2016

Paper photo Klauke, ElsieMay 30, 1937 – March 14, 2016
Will be remembered for her giggles and deep ‘everything-she-had’ hugs; for her zwieback and borscht on her open table through her open door; for her deep delight in children, and care of those needing love; for yahtzee and dominos; for the quirky-shaped cucumber seconds she sold to raise money for charities; for traveling across the province to support church initiatives and sell fair-trade goods; for her role as family ‘glue’; for her hard work in all she undertook; for her pastoral care to seniors. All these stemmed from her long-formed faith in God, her deep love of Jesus, her humble reliance on the completing work of the Holy Spirit.
As a refugee through the turmoil of WWII, by grace and creative resourcefulness, her family eked out survival through the former Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, Germany, Paraguay, and Brazil until they settled in Canada. Born to Frank and Elfrieda Neufeld, she married Gerhard Klauke in Hamilton at age 20, and at 34, made her final home in Wheatley, Ontario. She looked out for her siblings Katie, Adina, the late Betty, and Frank. Dear mother to Diana, Sieglinde, David, Ellen and Tim, and mother-in-law to Keith & Mike, Jerry, Sandy, Rick and Rosemary, she was the proud Oma to 15, and (great) Oma to another 15! And even more mothering love was leftover for many who valued her caring initiative.
Her loss is grieved, but her presence with Jesus en route to a new creation is cause for much rejoicing.
Visitation at Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631), Thursday, March 17, 2016, 3-8 pm with funeral service and luncheon at Leamington United Mennonite Church, 78 Oak Street E, Leamington, Friday, March 18, 2016, noon with interment at Erie Cemetery, Wheatley to follow. Family & friends may share memories of Elsie at reidfuneralhome.ca and donate in her memory to Leamington Hospice or the Leamington Mennonite Home.

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LABBATE: Carmina (nee Amicone) of Leamington

Posted by on March 13, 2016

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A resident of Leamington, Carmina Labbate passed away on Friday, March 11, 2016 at the Sun Parlor Home for Senior Citizens, with her loving family at her side, at the age of 96. She was born in Poggio Sannita, Italy on April 30, 1919 and was the daughter of the late Nicola Amicone and Carmina Moauro and loving step-daughter to Giovannina Amicone. Loving wife of the late Federico Labbate (1999). Dear mother of Paolina Mastronardi (Gino), Elda Amicone (Late Lucio-1994) (Tony), Eric Labbate (Giovanna), Bruno Labbate (Maria), Dino Labbate ( Beverly), Mario Labbate ( Beverly). Proud grandmother to 13 grandchildren and 8 great- grandchildren. Dear sister to Domenico Amicone ( Giselda), Gina Amicone and brother-in-law Giuseppe Butiniello. Carmina will also be dearly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother Vincenzo Amicone; brother Alberto Amicone; sister Antonietta Butiniello and brother Giovanni Amicone. Family and friends will be received at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519 326-2631) on Monday, March 14, 2016 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Church, 310 Sherk Street, Leamington at 10:00 am. Interment to follow at Erie Memorial Gardens , Leamington. Memorial donations to the Leamington Hospital Foundation or the Hospice Program would be appreciated by the family. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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WILSON, Scott Allan of Leamington

Posted by on March 8, 2016

58 years, passed away on Monday, March 7, 2016 at Windsor Regional Hospital, Ouellette Campus. Best friend of Debbie Marion. Dear father of Joanne Wilson and Eric Wilson. Dear brother of Wendy Steingart (Wayne), the late Ian Wilson, Sue Canning. Predeceased by his parents, Ben and Pat Wilson. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Friday 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Scott’s life at the Funeral Home on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Paul Rodey officiating. Interment Erie Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Brentwood Recovery Home. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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NAWROCKI, Bruno of Leamington

Posted by on March 7, 2016

87 years, passed away on Monday, March 7, 2016 at the Sun Parlor Home for Senior Citizens. Beloved husband of Irene Nawrocki. Dear father of Christine Nawrocki, Bernard Nawrocki (Dorothy). Loving grandfather of Brandon (Katrina), and Brent. A Private Graveside Service was held at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Leamington Hospital Foundation by contacting the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631). Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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MOODY, Omar John ‘Jack’

Posted by on March 6, 2016

Paper Picture 2 Moody JackMoody, Omar John ‘Jack’

October 20, 1936 – March 5, 201679 years, passed away with his family at his side. Beloved husband for 46 years to Nancy (nee Evans). Best Dad ever to Diane Lypps (Kirk), Brenda deJong (Gary Foisy) and David (Shelley). Cherished Papa to Chris deJong, Courtney Bloomfield (Brad), Kerrie deJong (Curtis Lambier), Taylor and Dallas Lypps, Dillon Moody (Angela) and Mitchell Moody (Emma). Son of the late Omar and Dora Moody. Predeceased by his siblings Richard, Laurence (Mary), Robert, Jean Barr (Ernie), Reba Knight (Thomas), Alfreda Slater (Ray), Ella Stahl (Mike), Marion Impens (Cornelias), Doreen Arquette (Bernie). Survived by sisters-in-law Barbara Moody, Gail Grainger (Dale), Cheryl Lambe and brother-in-law Brian Evans (Vicki). Several nieces and nephews will miss their Uncle Jack. He retired from H.J. Heinz where he was a cook. He was an avid Nascar and Jeff Gordan Fan. Jack also served in the Canadian Army in his younger years. Memorial visitation at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. A private family service will be held. Memorial donations, made by cheque, to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Lung Association would be appreciated. Family & Friends may share their memories or make an online contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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BISHOP, Velma (nee Sullivan)

Posted by on March 4, 2016

Paper Photo Bishop, VelmaBISHOP, Velma (nee Sullivan)

88 years, passed away with family by her side on Friday, March 4, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Leonard. Loving mother of Tom (Linda), and Jim and the late Bill. Cherished grandma of Aaron (Philamena), Chris (Michelle), Tyler, Penny (Andy), Michelle and great grandma of 17 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her sisters Hazel and Faye. Dear sister-in-law of Marilyn Whaley (Murray), Edna Trudell (the late Jerry), and the late Alan Bishop (the late Doris). Survived by many nieces and nephews. Velma loved her family and cherished them dearly. She will be missed. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 11 a.m. until time of Memorial Service to celebrate Velma’s life at 12 noon. Rev. John Van Omme officiating. If you wish to donate in Velma’s memory the family has asked that donations be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Family & Friends may share their memories or make an online contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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DAVIS, Leigh of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on March 4, 2016

Paper Photo Davis, LeighDAVIS, Leigh 48 years. With broken hearts we share the passing of our beautiful Leigh, surrounded by her loving family on March 3, 2016. She was the cherished daughter of Allan and Cecilia, loving sister of Blaine and Donna (Dan) Morin, and fun loving devoted aunt to Dylan and Danielle. She will be forever loved and missed by her daughter Miranda (Nick) and the loves of her life, her grandchildren Jerzi, Nicholas, Caelyn and Daltyn. Leigh fought a long hard battle with brain cancer, but never gave up the fight. She dearly missed her work, students and friends at Our Lady of the Annunciation and always hoped she would return. She was loved by many good friends and extended family, and always enjoyed her vacations and outings with everyone. We will be lost without her kind heart, quick wit, funny songs and favorite words. She will be missed forever and a day, and we find comfort in knowing she is free of pain and embraced by our loved ones above. If so desired donations in her memory to Leamington Hospital Foundation (Hospice) would be appreciated. Visiting will be held at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Family and friends are invited to meet the family at St. Joseph Church 310 Sherk Street Leamington on Monday March 7, 2016 for Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Online condolences may be left at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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Dennis, Donna (nee Ryall) of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on March 4, 2016

Paper Photo Dennis, DonnaDennis, Donna (nee Ryall)

75 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, March 3, 2016. Beloved wife and best friend of Lynwood for 57 years. Loving mom to Terry and wife Barb. Cherished grandma to Jason (Vanessa), Justin (Kourtney), Jesse (Brogan), Alyssa, and Amber (Jerrod). Donna was looking forward to meeting her first great granddaughter Andi Lynn, however she missed her arrival by a few days. Dearest sister of Sharon Raymont (the late Ron – 2015), and sister-in-law to Douglas (Jackie), Bill (Bernice), and Larry (Bev). Dear aunt to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents George and Isabelle Ryall and her in-laws Russell and Dorothy. Donna took great enjoyment in watching her grandchildren grow, helping out at the Church of the Living Word, partaking in the Ladies’ Bible Study group, and just being with her family and friends. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington on Tuesday from 6 – 9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Donna’s life, from the funeral home, on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 11 a.m. Interment Graceland Cemetery. Pastor Rodger Jackson officiating. Memorial donations may be made, by cheque, to the Leamington Hospital Foundation (HOSPICE) or to the Church of the Living Word. Friends may send condolences or make a memorial contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor