Carey, Margaret (nee Swan) of Leamington, ON

Posted by on June 20, 2017

Carey, Margaret (nee Swan)

Has gone to join her beloved husband and soulmate Stewart (2002) on Friday, June 16, 2017 at the age of 89. She will be forever remembered by her children Thomas (Irene), the late Stewart (Judy), Allan (Gail), and Eric (Barbara). She was a devoted grandmother to Karen (Matt), Lindsay (Jim), Heather (Josh), Ian (Tiffany), Trevor (Jenn), Aaron (Chantelle), Laura (Sunny), Rachel and Andrew (Kim), and great grandmother to Matthew, Jonathan, Lindsay, Owen, Emma, Alexia, Isabella, Maya, Lola. Margaret was born in Glasgow, Scotland to parents Margaret and Alex Swan and was the dear sister to the late Alex (Jean) Swan, Ralph (Irene) Swan of Portsmouth, England. Margaret was a member of the Sweet Adelines, the Leamington Half Century Club, and the Leamington United Mennonite Church. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Holloway and the caring staff of the Leamington Mennonite Home. In following with Margaret’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St, Leamington (519-326-2631) Friday, June 23, 2017 from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Service to celebrate her life at 11 a.m. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery to follow. As an expression sympathy, memorial donation made by cheque to the Leamington Mennonite Home 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/2924/Margaret-Carey/obituary.html#tribute-start

 

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Omar, Joseph ‘Joe’ of Leamington, ON

Posted by on June 20, 2017

Omar, Joseph ‘Joe’

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Joe, on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at the young age of 44, after a courageous battle with cancer. Loving and adoring husband of Shannon (nee Bradley). Devoted and cherished dad of Benjamin and Nathan. He will be greatly missed by his mother Linda Omar (nee Wehbe) and mother-in-law Jeanne Bradley (nee Brocklebank). He was predeceased by two very important men in his life – His father, Bahige Omar (2012) and father-in-law, Colin Bradley (2016). Dearest brother of Jenne Mullen (Doug) and brother-in-law of Heather Rudling (Karey). Treasured uncle of Sean Mullen, Emma and Addy Rudling. Joe will be fondly remembered by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Joe was a well respected RN at the Sun Parlor Home for over 20 years and he will be greatly missed by his co-workers and residents. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Wednesday from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to Celebrate Joe’s life will be held, from the funeral home, on Thursday, June 22 at 11 a.m. Rev. Canon Bryan Girling officiating. Entombment Erie Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, if you wish to donate in Joe’s memory, the family has asked that donations be made towards Benjamin’s and Nathan’s Education Fund. (Cheque’s made out to Shannon Omar). Family & Friends may share their memories or make an online donation at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2922/Joseph-Joe-Omar/obituary.html#tribute-start

 

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ZOMPANTI, Antonio Carlo of Leamington, ON

Posted by on June 20, 2017

ZOMPANTI, Antonio Carlo

90 years, passed away peacefully at Erie Shores HealthCare (LDMH) on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Elena (Moretti)(2010). Loving father of Suzan Peralta and husband Nick, Dan and wife Sylvie. Cherished Nonno of Dr. Salvatore (Rocio) Peralta, Antonio (Sarah) Peralta, Pietra (Roberto) Pallotto, Elena (Bret) Olsen, Dr. Nicole Peralta, Daniel Zompanti, Robert Zompanti, Christophe Zompanti. Bisnonno of Alexander, Cole, Sofia, Odean, Reid, Nicolas, Isabella, Grace. Dear brother of Caterina (late Loreto) DelGreco, late Concetta (late Vincenzo) Rea, late Teresa (late Angelo) Rossi, late Fernanda (late Elio) Paniccia, late Ardiuno (Elena) Zompanti, Anna (Orlando) Valeri, late Angela (Vincenzo) Saccoccia. Will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Antonio was an employee with the H.J. Heinz Co. for over 30 years. One of the original Board Members of the Leamington Roma Club and member of the Ciocaro Club of Windsor. He was Producer/Director and Host of Panorama Italiano for over 20 years. Antonio was so proud of his Italian heritage and Canadian citizenship along with his many accomplishments, but above all… proud of his family. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St, Leamington (519-326-2631) Tuesday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at St. Michael’s Church, 21 Elliott St. from 9 a.m. until time of Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. Entombment at Erie Memorial Gardens to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations made by cheque to Erie Shores Health Foundation 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/2921/Antonio-Zompanti/obituary.html#tribute-start

 

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FAST, Darrell W. of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on June 14, 2017

FAST, Darrell W.

77 years, died peacefully on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at the Leamington Mennonite Home. Beloved husband of Loretta Fast. Dear father of Douglas Fast (Michelle) and Larissa Fast. Loving Grandpa of Avery and Britton Fast. Dear brother of Elisabeth Smith (Aaron), Evelyn Schofield (late Charles), Donald Fast (Diane) and brother-in-law of Anita Janzen, and Betty Ann Bontrager (Mervin). Darrell will be remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends. Darrell was a Pastor at Mennonite churches in Toronto, Newton, KS and Leamington and served the wider Mennonite Church in a variety of capacities. Visiting at the Leamington United Mennonite Church (LUMC), 78 Oak Street East, Leamington on Friday 3-7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Service of Remembrance and Celebration at LUMC on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), Western University CNS Frontotemporal (FTD) Research, or the Alzheimer Society Windsor-Essex County. 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/2915/Darrell-Fast/obituary.html#tribute-start

 

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Bondy, Wilfred J. of Leamington Ontario

Posted by on June 11, 2017

90 years, passed away peacefully on Friday June 9, 2017 at Erie Shores Healthcare. Beloved husband of Mary.
Dear father of Susan Stone and Gary (Georgia). Loving Gramps of Stephanie, Scottie, Nicholas, Patrick (Micah), Kelly and Great Gramps of Jaylynn, Madison, Oliver, Kailyx, Hayden and Pierce. Dear brother of Joe (Rose), Ronald (Marilyn), Larry (Pat), the late Bill (Anne), the late Carl, the late Analie Peck (Jim), the late Theresa Horan (Michael). Dear brother-in-law of the late John Mihoren (the late Ann), the late Amil Mihoren (the late Connie), the late Dora Milonoff (the late Michael). Many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and fur babies also survive. Wilfred worked for the C&O Railroad for over 40 years and owned and operated W.J. Bondy Customs Brokers Ltd. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Monday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday June 13, 2017 at St. Michael’s Church, 21 Elliott Street Leamington from 9 am. until Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to St. Michael’s Church Building Fund or the Alzheimer Society. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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Foldesi, Irene Elizabeth (nee Alaers) of Leamington Ontario

Posted by on June 11, 2017

1937-2017
Passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness at Erie Shores Healthcare on Thursday June 8, 2017. Beloved wife of Rudolph for 61 years. Together they had 4 children, Jerry (Pamela J.), Randy (Mary), Pamela (Joe), Robert (Sandy). Adored by her grandchildren, Jason
(Tatiana), Lindsey (Todd), Shauna, Myranda (Matt), Rachael (Cam), Ryan (Michelle), Sean, Keisha and Jaden and her great grandchildren, Maddox, Bella and Isabelle. Irene is also survived by her brother Albert (Henriette) and sister Madeline Ross (Larry) and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Andrew and Amelia Alaers, brother Charles (Angela) and sister Geraldine Hutchinson. She was loved by many friends and enjoyed playing scrabble, canasta and games on her computer. She was a longtime member of St. Michael’s C.W.L. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Monday June 12, 2017 from 6 pm. until 9 p.m. C.W.L. Prayer Service at 8 p.m. Cremation to follow. The family wish to thank Dr. Robert Simpson, nurses Moe, Holly, Brenda, Kasia, Jen, Lois, the staff at Chartwell Leamington and Mary Lapos for all their kindness. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Lung
Association. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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SCHERER, Luanne of Kingsville, Ontario

Posted by on June 6, 2017

SCHERER, Luanne

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Luanne Scherer (Wharram) at 63 years of age. Beloved wife and childhood sweetheart of Ed Scherer for almost 50 years. Loving and cherished mom to Heidi Scherer Bell and Nikki Lahoud (Craig). Proud and devoted grandma of Addie and Easton. Lovingly received into the arms of her dear parents, Harry and Elva Wharram (2009). Dear sister of Roger Wharram (Glenda). Dear sister-in-law of Peter Scherer (Linda) and Ingrid Mayer (John). Survived by many nieces and nephews. Luanne was utterly devoted to her family and grandchildren. She spent many hours playing hide and go seek, at the park, and making their favourite chili, chicken noodle soup and palachinka with sprinkles. She will be fiercely missed by her camping crew. Luanne retired in 2010 and was a proud work “momma” to many at the former Leamington Police Department. Luanne will always be remembered for her amazing pies, twinkling eyes and selfless heart. The family would like to acknowledge and thank the amazing EMS family, especially Dave and Deb, Kingsville Fire Department, ER, ICU staff at Leamington Hospital and WRH Ouellette Campus for their compassionate care. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Wednesday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. A Graveside Service will be held at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made by cheque to Anita Betterley In Trust for Ronny George Betterley or Erie Shores Hospice. Friends may share memories at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2904/Luanne-Scherer/obituary.html#tribute-start

 

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KECK, Therese Emilie (nee Peter) of Leamington, ON

Posted by on May 24, 2017


A resident of Leamington, Therese Keck passed away on Thursday, May 18 2017 at the Erie Shores Hospice, with her loving family at her side, at the age of 89. She was born in Poland and was the daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth Peter (nee Zittlau). Loving wife of Jack Keck for 56 years. Dear mother of Rosemarie & Joe Palmer, Ed & Laura Keck. Proud grandmother to Jennifer and her husband Brett, Kyle & fiancé Stephanie,Colleen and Derek. Dear sister to Henry & Mary Peter. Predeceased by her brother Samuel; sister`s Olga & Henry Hauer, Lydia & Adolf Gurske. Therese will also be dearly missed by many nieces and nephews. Therese was a dedicated member of St. Paul`s Lutheran Church. Family and friends will be received at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Friday from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. and on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 311 Sherk St. Leamington from 9:30 am until the Funeral Service to celebrate Therese`s life at 10:30 am. Interment to follow at Erie Memorial Gardens, Leamington. Memorial donations to St.Paul`s Lutheran Church would be appreciated by the family. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2881/Therese-Keck/obituary.html#tribute-start

 

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OUELLETTE, Greg of Leamington, ON

Posted by on May 24, 2017

OUELLETTE, Greg

62 years, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Erie Shores Hospice. Dear brother of the late Pat Lafleur, Sam Ouellette (Doreen), the late Kay Sauve (Roland), Marion Tillotson (late Colin), Danny Ouellette (Shirley), Kelly Ouellette (Ruby). Husband of Paula Ouellette. Dear son-in-law of Ann and the late Roland Guilbault and brother-in-law of Bridget, Veronica, Donna, and Tim. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Erie Shores Hospice. Friends may share memories and make donations at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2884/Greg-Ouellette/obituary.html#tribute-start

 

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DUECKMAN, Henry of Leamington, ON

Posted by on May 24, 2017

DUECKMAN, Henry

After 95 years he went peacefully to be with his Lord on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the Leamington Mennonite Home Residence. Beloved husband of the late Anne (2015) (nee Schmidt) for 68 years. Dear father of Bruce and Linda, Linda and Roger Epp, James and Shirley, Janet and Gerald Petker. Loving grandfather of Jen and Jeff Foster, Mieka Dueckman, Melody and Randy Pedersen, Mary and Ed DaPonte, Greg and Angela Epp, Ryan and Jaclyn Epp, Rach and Joel Krause, Renita and Dan Wiebe, Rob and Julia Dueckman, Jordan and Shandell Petker, Lindsay Petker, Meaghan Petker and 18 great grandchildren. Dear brother of the late Rudy (late Frieda), the late Helmut (Elsie), Walter (Erika) and brother-in-law of the late Henry Schmidt (late Helen), the late John Schmidt (late Elizabeth), the late Hilda Dueck (late Peter), the late Peter Schmidt (Helma). Sincere thanks to the staff and volunteers at the Leamington Mennonite Home Residence for taking such good care of our Dad. Visitation at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Thursday 6-9 p.m. Memorial Service to celebrate Henry’s life at Meadow Brook Church, 219 Talbot St. E., Leamington on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 2 p.m. Pastor Chris Walker officiating. Private interment was held. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Leamington Mennonite Home. Friends may share memories at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2887/Henry-Dueckman/obituary.html#tribute-start

 

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DI CARLO, Luigi of Leamington, ON

Posted by on May 24, 2017

DI CARLO, Luigi

84 years, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Erie Shores Hospice. Beloved husband of Maria (Policella). Dear father of Phil Di Carlo (Melina), Ugo Di Carlo (Philomena), Ruby Monaco (Alphonse). Loving grandfather of Philip, Brian, Mitchell, David, Nicholas, and Julia. Dear brother of the late Maria Moavro and loving brother-in-law of the late Joe Policella (Maria), the late Guido Policella and sister-in-law Beatrice Sena (Angelo), the late Nino Policella (Nina), the late Mario Policella (Michelina), Lena Zaccardi (Dominic), Harold Policella (Anna), the late John Policella, Franca Policella-Palomba (John), and the late Joan Policella. Luigi will be missed by many special nieces, nephews, all of his Godchildren and his many friends. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Thursday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. and on Friday, May 26, 2017 at St. Michael’s Church 21 Elliott Street, Leamington from 9 a.m. until Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. Entombment Erie Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Erie Shores Hospice. Friends may share memories and make donations at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2890/Luigi-Di-Carlo/obituary.html#tribute-start

 

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Epp, Jacob G.

Posted by on May 18, 2017

Epp, Jacob G.

89 years passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Leamington Hospital. Loving husband of Elisabeth (nee Kraus) for 62 years. Dear father of Gerhard (Elizabeth) and Werner. Loving Opa of Renée Potvin (Troy Whittle), Derrick Epp, Ingrid Lombardo (Edward), Christine Cha(Steve), Erika Epp; and great Opa of Amber Potvin. Dearest brother of Martha Vogt (Michael), the late Nesi Wichmann (Friedrich), the late Gerhard, the late Dietrich; and brother-in-law to Christa Weber (Walter). Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington on Monday from 2-5 pm. Funeral service to celebrate Jacob’s life will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 10:30 am from the Leamington United Mennonite Church, 78 Oak Street East, Leamington. Victor Winter officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made, by cheque, to the Leamington Mennonite Home or to the MCC (Mennonite Central Committee). Family & friends may share their memories or make an online condolence at http://reidfuneralhome.ca/

 

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HARDER, MORGAN

Posted by on May 18, 2017

HARDER, MORGAN

It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved son, brother, grandson, great grandson, nephew, cousin and friend of 18 years. Morgan will be greatly missed by his loving parents Robert Harder and Nicole Drouillard-Harder (Chad Moriarty). Dearest brother of Monica Harder and Ethan Moriarty. Cherished grandson of Jake and Helga Harder, David and Deborah Drouillard, Roy and Bev Moriarty and Joyce Morin (the late Larry); and great grandson to Margaret Drouillard. Dear nephew of Eric and Louise Harder, Ellen and Dennis Warkentin, Karen and Peter Neufeld, Martina ‘Mars’ (Godmother) and Wade Roach, Shawn Bracken (Godfather), and Jason and Rachel Moriarty. Morgan will be missed by his many cousins, friends and co-workers and especially Andrew Campbell. Morgan was an avid member of the R/C Sun Parlor Amateur Racing Club. Morgan’s final act of giving was to help save the lives of others by his organ donation. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Monday from 1-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service to celebrate Morgan’s life on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. from the Leamington United Mennonite Church, 78 Oak Street East, Leamington. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made, by cheque, to the WRH Ouellette Campus – ICU (to thank them for their professional and compassionate care of Morgan) or to the Trillium Gift of Life Network. Family & Friends may share their memories or make an online donation at http://reidfuneralhome.ca/

 

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NAJM, Najm of Leamington, ON

Posted by on May 11, 2017

NAJM, Najm

77 years, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband of Jamale. Dear father of Hanna Najm, Tony Najm (Chimene), Anna Joseph (Mike), Rosie Salive (Todd), Jeanie Augustyn (Michelle), Michael Najm (Sonya). Loving grandfather of 17 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Dear brother of the late Michael Najm, the late Doumeet Najm, the late Joe Najm, the late Tom Najm, the late Shamma Sleiman, and the late Theresa Shalito. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Friday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m., then on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at St. Michael’s Church, 21 Elliott Street, Leamington from 9a.m. until time of the Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. Interment Erie Memorial Gardens. Friends may share memories at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2877/Najm-Najm/obituary.html#tribute-start

 

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McKinnon, Gertrude Ann (nee Preston) of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on May 10, 2017

McKinnon, Gertrude Ann (nee Preston)

89 years, passed away on Monday, May 8, 2017 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Donald McKinnon (1981). Dear mother of the late Charlotte Parsons (Roland), Marion Tricker (Brian), Charles McKinnon (Pat), Madeline Branquet (Marcel), Donna Maldeis (Dick Grubb), the late Judy McQueen, the late Donald McKinnon (Martina), the late Sharon Hooper (late Robert), Debbie Leckie (Paul), and Trudy Gilbert (Denis). Loving grandmother of many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Gertrude was predeceased by all of her siblings. With respect for Gertrude’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held June 3, 2017 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1590 Union Ave., Ruthven. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the charity of your choice. Friends may share memories and make memorial donations at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2876/Gertrude-McKinnon/obituary.html#content-start

 

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BACHMEIER, Petrous (Peter) of Wheatley

Posted by on May 7, 2017

BACHMEIER, Petrous (Peter)

A resident of Wheatley, Peter Bachmeier died Saturday, May 6th 2017 at the Leamington District Memorial Hospital with his family at his side at the age of 90.

Peter was born on April 17th, 1927 in Marienthel, Saskatchewan. He was the son of Aloysius and Elizabeth (Lind) Bachmeier. On April 18th, 1953 he married Anna (Linz) Bachmeier. They lived in Kingsville, Leamington, and Windsor. On April 18th 1969 Connie LoPorto (Thomas) came into their life and remained a foster daughter .

In 1947, Peter came to Ontario where he worked for the first 3 years as a share crop farmer, muskrat trapper, worked briefly at Ford Motor Company and graded onions at Sherman’s Cold Storage. He worked the busy season at H.J. Heinz Co. and then went to Kemanoe, BC for a short time. Upon returning to Ontario he went to work for Cementation Company of England for 7 years as a Construction Supervisor. He then went on to work for International Nickle Company in Sudbury, ON for 2 years and returned to Leamington to work once again for H.J. Heinz. He owned his own cleaning business then went to KFC Chicken as a Maintenance Supervisor from which he retired after 20 years of service with Scott’s Restaurants.

On February 18th 2004, after more than 50 years of marriage, Peter lost his wife Anna.

Peter was a member of St. Michael’s and St. Joseph’s Catholic church in Leamington and was an avid bowler with Empire Bowling Lanes of Leamington. He spent many hours in his hobby shop making clocks of intricate nature. His scroll saw was his ‘retirement buddy’.

On April 8th, 2006 Peter was happily married to his second wife, June (Martens) Bachmeier (Royal Oak Kingsville) and they celebrated 11 years of marriage together.

Predeceased by his parents; wife Anna; sisters Elizabeth Silva, Victoria Robertson, Delores Gisi, Gloria (Dick) Sprecher, Mary Grube; brothers Aloysius, Sebastian, and Linus (Emily) Bachmeier.

Survived by siblings Clara Weinrauch, Konstantine “Kon” Bachmeier, and Lawrence (Olga) Bachmeier; sisters-in-law Maria (Sebastian) Bachmeier; brother-in-law Art (Delores) Gisi.

He will be sadly missed by Connie and Ralph LoPorto, grandchildren Delia (Rod) Polako, Josie (Jeff) Freeborn; great-grandchildren Julia and Alexandre Polako, Fiona and Miles Freeborn; surviving wife June (Martens) Bachmeier residing at Royal Oak Kingsville and her sons Ron (Fran), Wayne (Nancy), Rob (Cheri); her 10 grandchildren Kimberly (Michael) Renaud, Karin (Jeremy) Bennett, Kevin (Jenny) Martens, Justin (Krystal) Martens, Alyssa (Cory) Mctavish; her 8 great-grandchildren Kristopher, Joselyne, Mya, Madison, Brendan, Brady, Easton, and Titus.

Peter had 13 Godchildren, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews who love him and will miss him dearly.

Family and friends will be received at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington on Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, May 10, 2017  at St. Michaels Church, 29 Elliot St. Leamington from 9:00 a.m. until the Mass of the Resurrection at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery, Windsor. As your expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Erie Shores Hospice or the Leamington District Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences or memorial donations can be shared at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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FRANKLIN, Bruce “Shorty” of Leamington ON

Posted by on May 7, 2017

77 years, passed away on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Erie Shores Hospice. Beloved husband of Margaret. Dear father of Lisa Dundas (Scott) and the late Chris Franklin (1996). Loving grandfather of Nathan and Brittany. Predeceased by 3 brothers, Roger, Steve, Ted and sister, Faye Elliott. Special brother-in-law of Elaine McDonald, Karen Deyell, the late Carol Authier, and Douglas Grubb. Special uncle to many nieces and nephews and their families. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Monday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Shorty’s life at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 11 a.m. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Koop, Henry of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on May 2, 2017

Koop, Henry

93 years, passed away after a brief illness surrounded by his family on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Erie Shores Hospice. Loving husband of the late Helen (nee Lehn – February 2017) for 70 years. Dearest father of Marlene Enns (George Toews), Ray (Michele), Richard (Diana), Brenda Snoes (Mark Roach). Cherished Grandpa of 11 grandchildren and their spouses; Opa of 23 great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. Dearest brother of Lena Woelk (late Jake), Ben Koop (Marg), and the late Susie Enns (the late Peter), the late Mary Tiessen (the late George), and the late Jake Koop (the late Gertrude) and brother-in-law of Armin Lehn (the late Frieda), Irene Froese (the late Jake), Leona Willms (George), Marie Dick (Vic), Rudy Lehn (Anita), Neil Lehn (Shirley), and the late Isaac Lehn. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Sunday from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Henry’s Life will be held on Monday May 1, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. from the North Leamington Mennonite Church, 625 Road 6, Leamington. Rev. Alicia Good & Rev. Paul Warkentin officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. If you wish to donate in Henry’s memory, the family has asked that donations be made to the Erie Shores Hospice or to Franklin Gardens Long Term Care (Leamington). Family & Friends may share their memories or make an online donation at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2862/Henry-Koop/obituary.html#tribute-start

 

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Filed Under: Windsor

Jenkins, Albert: of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on April 30, 2017

77 years, passed away suddenly on Saturday April 29, 2017. Beloved husband of Jeanette for 55 years. Dear father of Kris Lowes (Richard), Sherri Augustine (David). Loving grandfather of Amanda, Dylan, Jonathan and Shayna and great grandfather of Ray-Lynn. Dear brother of Lawrence (June). At Albert’s request, cremation has taken place. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Tuesday May 2, 2017 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Jumpstart Program or Southpoint Minor Hockey Association. Albert was an avid golfer and was involved in coaching local hockey teams. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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ONDEJKO, Walter of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on April 24, 2017

ONDEJKO, Walter

1933 – 2017

84 years, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017 surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of the late Mitzi (1981). Much loved father of 8 children, Debbie, Mark, Tim, Steve (Kellie), John, Diane (Jeff), Bob (Tatiana) and Lisa (Keith). Loving grandpa of Lauren, Christopher, Tyler (Dayna), Ashley (Braden), Alexis, Austin, Brooke (Sean), Steven, Bianca, Mara, Kyle, Owen, Marissa, Amanda and Nadia. Great grandpa to Teddy. Remembered by his sisters, Anna Dew, Marilan Neilipovitz and Peggy DeVries. Predeceased by brother Paul. Walter was born in Czechoslovakia and came to Canada as a young child. He was a proud member of Leamington’s agricultural community for over 60 years. He loved baseball, hockey, scenic country drives, family meals and spending time with his grandkids. Special thanks to the Sun Parlor Home for all their genuine care and compassion and all caregivers who have provided loving care over the years. 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 Walter’s life at the Funeral Home on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 11 a.m. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Sun Parlor Home Auxiliary or the charity of your choice. Family and friends are invited to share stories, words of comfort or make a charitable contribution at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2856/Walter-Ondejko/obituary.html#tribute-start

 

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Filed Under: Windsor

MacVicar, Charles of Kingsville and formerly Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on April 19, 2017

MacVicar, Charles

53 years, passed away at his home on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Dear father of Ashley MacVicar, Kaitlyn MacVicar. Loving son of Lila and Ron MacVicar. Dear brother of Pat Verheyen (Mike), Ron MacVicar (Wendy), Laura Curtis (Jim), Judy McCracken (Luke). Charles will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Monday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Charles’ life at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice. Friends may share memories at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2849/Charles-MacVicar/obituary.html#tribute-start

 

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Filed Under: Windsor

Hamel, Clarisse Charlotte (nee Skipper) of Pelee Island and Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on April 19, 2017

Hamel, Clarisse Charlotte (nee Skipper)

On the Holiest weekend of the year, a loving and caring wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great grandmother, was called home to heaven on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the age of 90 years. On that date, she was greeted by her husband Creighton Joseph Hamel (December 1991), and her parents, Dr. Sydney Skipper (May 1959) and Elizabeth (Betty) Skipper (December 1988). Survived by daughter Jane Anne Sheppard (Bill). Clarisse was so loved by her grandson Craig (Jane) and her great grandchildren Kai and Nina from Banff, Alberta. They loved their G.G. She will be missed by her friends on and from Pelee Island and Leamington. Clarisse spent the majority of her life on Pelee Island. It is fair to say, it was the only place she ever called home. It was so close to her heart, a true Pelee Islander. All the staff that worked on the Third Floor at the Leamington Mennonite Home were so very caring over the four and a half years Mum lived there. A special thank you to a wonderful Docter, Randy Holloway. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will take place at a later date at St. Mary’s Anglican Church on Pelee Island. The church held so many memories for our family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Leamington Mennonite Home or a charity of your choice by contacting the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631). Family and friends are invited to share stories, words of comfort or make a charitable contribution at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2850/Clarisse-Hamel/obituary.html#tribute-start

“Goodnight God Bless You…”

 

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Filed Under: Windsor

Janzen, Ron of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on April 13, 2017

Janzen, Ron

67 years, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family on Wednesday April 12, 2017 at Erie Shores Hospice. Beloved husband of Judy for 41 years. Dear father of Marcus. Dear brother of Marlene Regehr (Ron). Cherished uncle of Tammy Warkentin (Phil), Kim DiLaudo (Nick) and Janice DiLaudo (Dino). Ron owned and operated Janzen Equipment Ltd. in Leamington for 37 years. As well as his family, Ron will be dearly missed and forever remembered by his “Janzen Equipment Family.” Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Monday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Ron’s life, from the North Leamington United Mennonite Church, Concession 6, Leamington on Tuesday April 18, 2017 at 11 a.m. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Erie Shores Hospice. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2848/Ronald-Janzen/obituary.html#tribute-start.

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Kirkness, Mervin Malcolm of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on April 12, 2017

Kirkness, Mervin Malcolm

83 years, passed away peacefully at Leamington District Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Cecile (2004). Loving father of Angela Comhaire (Robert), Daniel Kirkness (Connie), Lyne Trealout (Jason). Adored grandfather of Katrina, Jonathan, Rebecca, Taylor, Randy, Emily, Sitara, and great granddaughter Lilly. Dear brother of Doreen Welch (Clint), Wayne Kirkness, Margie Hood (late Albert). Predeceased by siblings Jarvis, Bernice Draper (Les), George (Mary), Bernard (Sylvia). Survived by several nieces and nephews. Mervin was a Horseman for many years and was involved with harness racing throughout many provinces. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St., Leamington (519-326-2631) Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service to celebrate Mervin’s life at 11 a.m. Interment at Erie Memorial Gardens to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations made by cheque to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their stories, words of comfort or make a charitable contribution at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2847/Mervin-Kirkness/obituary.html#tribute-start

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

HANSEN, Karen of Kingsville

Posted by on April 9, 2017

Passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017.  “Grandma Karen,” as she was known to many, was a 90-year old, fun loving, lively woman full of spirit.  She spoke her mind, could talk your ear off, and easily made close friendships with many who will miss her dearly.  Family was important to her and she to them.  That family will miss her —  her daughter and son-in-law, Hanne and Frank Hotz, her grandchildren, Sara and Kristina, their husbands (her honorary grandchildren), John Blackwood and Matt Markl, her great-granddaughter, Lillian Markl, her son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Shelia Hansen, and her siblings, Esther Poort, Henry Wind, and Rigmor Lange as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Memorial donations may be made to Leamington Hospice or the Kingsville Horticultural Society.  Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca .

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor