MILLS, Margaret Jean (nee Parsons) of Wheatley

Posted by on July 22, 2016

Paper Photo Mills, Margaret copyIt is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Marg Mills on Thursday July 21, 2016 at Erie Shores Hospice with her family at her side. She was born Dec. 27, 1935, the only daughter of the late William (Bill) and Gladys Parsons of Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late Robert (Bob) W. Mills (1999) and loving best friend of John Lacounte Sr. of Windsor. Much loved mother of Jeff and Barbara Mills of London and Tom Mills and friend June Collins of Wheatley. Cherished grandmother of Greg Mills of Mississauga and Kevin Mills (Courtney Morgan) of London. Dear mum to Rachella Gervais of Pelee Island, Becky and Mike Perreault of Windsor and John Lacounte Jr. and John Weir of Windsor. Survived by sister-in-law Beverly and Henry (Hank) Vince of Alvinston and Madeline Mills of Leamington. Predeceased by her only brother Gordon and sister-in-law Bonnie, sister-in-law Shirley and Harvey Whitesell and brother-in-law John (Jack) Mills. Aunt Marg will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and by long time neighbours and friends in Wheatley. Family and friends will be received at Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell St., Leamington on Sunday July 24, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with funeral services to be held Monday July 25 at 11 a.m.. The family would like to express their gratitude and heartfelt thanks to the wonderful nurses, staff and volunteers at Erie Shores Hospice, Leamington for their care and compassion and would ask that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be directed to Erie Shores Hospice, Leamington. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Windsor

ROELENS: Pauline of Wheatley

Posted by on July 15, 2016

Web Photo Roelens, PaulineROELENS: Pauline (nee LeClaire)

A resident of Wheatley, Pauline Roelens passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at the Erie Shores Hospice with family at her side at the age of 60 . She was born in Stoney Point, and was the daughter of the late William and Rose LeClaire . Loving wife of Arthur Roelens for 40 years. Dear mother of Tracey Franklin (Rob), John Roelens (Melissa). Loving grandmother to Tyler, Karly, Zoey and Emma. Dear sister to Mary Ann Chauvin (Fred), Jerome LeClaire (Diane). Predeceased by her brother Rosaire, Edward, George and her sister Cecile. Pauline will also be dearly missed by her four legged friends Cookie and Rusty. Family and friends will be received at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington (519 326-2631) on Sunday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Monday July 18, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, 22 Middleton Line, Wheatley where the Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Wheatley. Memorial donations to honour Pauline’s life can be made to Erie Shores Hospice and 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: Windsor

BARNA, Marie Ethel (Coughtrey) of Leamington

Posted by on July 15, 2016

Paper Photo Barna, Marie copyMarie was born in London, ON on August 31, 1932. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Windsor Regional Hospital, Ouellette Campus on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Beloved wife of Eugene Barna for over 60 years. She was a loving and devoted mother of Peter (Jeannine), Jean (Kip), Paul, the late Robert (Karen), David (Joanne), Terry (Sharon), Kevin, Debra Richardson (Bob) and daughter-in-law Stella Barna. She was grandmother to Jaryd, Jacklyn, Jessica, Natasha, Zachary, Ashley, Kalvin, Anton, Marena and Ryan. She was predeceasd by her sister Elaine Pitt (Coughtrey). She is also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Marie served as a Beaver Leader for over 15 years with 2nd Leamington Scouting at the First Baptist Church. She loved to knit, work in the garden and make cabbage rolls and perogies which will be dearly missed by all. Cremation has taken place with a private family service at Lakeview Cemetery to follow. Memorial donations may be made to the Leamington Hospital Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice by contacting the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631). Friends may share memories or make memorial donations at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Windsor

Sleiman, Nour of Kingsville, Ontario

Posted by on July 14, 2016

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85 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Royal Oak Long Term Care in Kingsville on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Tannous (1995). Loving and devoted mother of Renee Derbyshire (Keith), Mona Massad (Joe), Bahia Sarkis (Paul). Cherished Sittoo of Michael (Elise), Ryan (Marisol), Lisa (Kevin), Joe (Lindsey), Megan (Jamie), and proud great Sittoo of 11 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Maroun Zyadie (late Najib), Pauline Massad (late Antonios), Frozine Sleiman. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Wednesday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, 310 Sherk St., Leamington, on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 10 a.m. Interment at Erie Memorial Gardens to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Royal Oak Long Term Care 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/2574/Nour-Sleiman/obituary.html#tribute-start

 

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Filed Under: Windsor

Tippett, Alva Ruth of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on July 14, 2016

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84 years, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, July 11, 2016. Beloved wife of Ralph for 63 years. Loving mother of Debra Tippett (late Terry Depodesta), David Tippett (Lori). Adored grandmother of Jennifer Cassidy, Sarah Dinner (Michael), Jonathan Tippett (Jesse Bettio). Proud great grandmother of Ashlyn Cassidy, Charlie and Emmie Dinner. Dear sister of Norma Derbyshire (Bill), and the late Ellery Carder (Betty). Special aunt to her nieces and nephews. Alva operated a nursery school in Leamington for many years. She enjoyed gardening, curling and tennis. Alva was Past President of the Leamington Kinette Club and member of the K40 Club. For over 28 years Alva and Ralph spent their winters in Florida. Following Alva’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of Memorial Service to celebrate Alva’s life at 11:30 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation may be made by contacting the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631). 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

INGRATTA, Fiorina (Mastronardi) of Leamington

Posted by on July 11, 2016

Web Photo Ingratta, Fiorina copy98 years, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, July 11, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Igino (1984). Dear mother of Nick Ingratta (Margaret). Loving grandmother of Gene (Amy), Paul (Nadia), Nicholas (Lisa) and great grandmother of Isabella, Oliver, Roslyn, Mateo and Maverick. Dear sister of the late Vincenzo (late Olympia), the late Armando (late Lisetta), the late Michele (late Teolina), the late Ercole (late Linetta, late Anna) and sister-in-law of Clotilde Ingratta (late Moretto), Lina Massanisso (late Pierino), the late Fedela Mastronardi (late Ercole), the late Bice Mastronardi (late Salvatore). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Tuesday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection at St. Joseph’s Church, 310 Sherk Street, Leamington on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 10 a.m. Entombment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Leamington Hospital Foundation or Erie Shores Hospice. Friends may share memories or make donations at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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LESLIE, Dorothy Geraldine, (nee Peters) of Scarborough and formerly Leamington, ON

Posted by on July 4, 2016

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Passed away peacefully on July 2, 2016 in Scarborough, Ontario at age 95. Predeceased by her beloved husband of 62 years, Robert (Bob) Burrell Leslie, parents Mildred (Bush) and Gerald Cass Peters, brothers Calvin, Dalton and Clarence Peters and granddaughter Tracey Leslie. Loving mother to Sandra (Gary) Kerr, Dale Leslie, Arva (John) Brierley; grandmother to Scott Leslie, Jenny (Christian) Kerr, Kevin (Andrea) Kerr; great grandmother to Treyson Leslie and Liam Kerr; sister to Verna Harling, Laura Jibb, Effie Stewart, Viola Modolo, Ralph (Alice) Peters; Rodney Peters, and aunt to many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was born in Milberta (New Liskeard) Ontario, June 21, 1921. Upon marriage, she settled in Leamington where she lived until July, 2014. She took pride in being a homemaker. Dorothy and Bob both loved to travel and enjoyed many trips all over North America and abroad. She had been an active member of the United Church, involved with the UCW, Messengers, and Junior Choir. She had a talent for sewing, gardening, cooking and refinishing furniture. She also developed a love for genealogy researching and recording family history. Dorothy was also involved with many charities throughout her life. We owe a great deal of thanks to many but would like to acknowledge Susan and Ken Cosford, who we consider family and who were always there when needed; Innes and Brenda Malcolm for their friendship to Mom while she was still in her home. As well, thank you to the many staff at Chartwell Trilogy who made her stay as comfortable as possible, and to Maureen Hodder for her compassion and care. Visitation will be at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. untill time of the Funeral service in celebration of Dorothy’s life at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Paul Rodey officiating. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the charity of your choice. Due to perfume allergies, family has requested no flowers with a fragrance please. Condolences or charitable donations can be made online at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2568/Dorothy-Leslie/obituary.html#tribute-start.

 

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Bakes, William of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on June 28, 2016

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In his 87th year, passed away peacefully at Leamington Hospital after a brief illness, surrounded by his family. Survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Barbara. Beloved by his children Douglas (Joni), Whitby, Elaine Schmalz (Greg), Port Elgin, Robert (Cathy), Kingsville, his grandchildren Kristen Mara (Tom), London, Kelly Schmalz (fiancée Michael Tweedie), Calgary, Kimberly Schmalz (Nick Pike), Toronto, Jeremy Bakes, Leamington, Travis Bakes, Kingsville. Also survived by his sister Marilyn Wood (Pat), Kelowna, B.C., and niece and nephew and cousins. Bill was a life member of the Erie Shores Golf Club, Kingsville Golf & Country Club and Leamington K-40 Club. His wishes for a private family service have taken place. The family invites his friends to join them for a Celebration of Life at Kingsville Golf & Country Club, 640 County Road 20, Kingsville, Tuesday, June 28, 2016 from 4-6 p.m. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the doctors and nurses for their kind and compassionate care. As an expression of sympathy, donations in memory of Bill may be made to Erie Shores Hospice or the Leamington District Memorial Hospital Foundation by contacting the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631). 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/2560/William-Bakes/obituary.html#tribute-start

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Chartier, Elaine (nee Kettle) of Windsor, Ontario

Posted by on June 24, 2016

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67 years, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, June 20, 2016 at WRH-Met Campus. Cherished mom and best friend to her daughters Candi Kocela (Dan Munroe) and Sherri Cowgill (Jerome). Loving grandma to Bailey and Blake Cowgill. She will be remembered by her former husband Frank Chartier (Sue). Dear sister of Don (late Dona & the late Mary), Ron (Joan), Cliff (Helen), Linda Verhoeven (Servaas), Larry (Nancy); and sister-in-law of Dennis (Marg), Ron, Janice (Keith), Brad (Brenda), Cindy (Rudy), Peggy, Robin, Joe (Carol), Rick (Donna), Robert, and the late Jeff. Predeceased by her parents Gerald & Peggy Kettle. Elaine will also be missed by her dear friends Rick & Peggy Nickerson and Sandy Cascadden. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Elaine was a retired employee from the University of Windsor’s Registrar’s Office. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Thursday from 2-5 &7-9 pm. Funeral Service to celebrate Elaine’s life, from the funeral home, on Friday, June 24, 2016 at 11 am. Cremation to follow. If you wish to donate in Elaine’s memory, the family has asked that donations, made by cheque, to the Lung Association or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Family & Friends may share their memories or make an online contribution at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2556/Elaine-Chartier/obituary.html#tribute-start

 

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Beck, Steven of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on June 24, 2016

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May 1, 1929 – June 23, 2016

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on June 23, 2016 at the age of 87. Beloved husband of Martha for 59 years. Dear father of Steven (Renee), Elizabeth (Carlos) and Lori (Warren). Proudest Opa of Matthew, Michelle, Marcus, Nicole, Michael, Olivia, Sarah, Max and Will. Dear brother of Heinrich, Germany. Several other surviving relatives in Canada and Germany. Steve was a flower farmer and later worked at Leamington Hospital until retirement. He loved gardening, volunteering and was a die-hard Toronto Maple Leafs fan. The family would like thank those who cared for Steve during his illness, especially Dr Bagga and staff, PSW Meghan, nurses Heather and Katie. Cremation has taken place. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Tuesday from 7-9 pm. Memorial Mass of the Resurrection, Wednesday June 29 at 11:00 am, St. Joseph’s Church, Leamington. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Erie Shores Hospice or Sun Parlor Home Bus 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 http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2558/Steven-Beck/obituary.html#tribute-start

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

BONNEAU, R. Richard “Dick” of Essex, Ontario

Posted by on June 21, 2016

Paper photo Bonneau, DickBonneau, R. Richard “Dick”, 84 years. Passed peacefully with family  by his side at Iler Lodge in Essex on June 18, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Jean (nee Michael) (2013).  Loving father of Janice (Doug) Rounding; Rick (Bev); Sandy (Gary) Cookman; Doug (Rhonda); Mark; Tom (Deanna). Cherished grandfather of Michael (Amy), Jonathan, Jennifer, Stephanie, Ashley, Jacklyn, Joni (Kris), Chelsea and Jamie. Dear brother of Robert and Gail Bonneau and brother-in-law of Patricia Ratko. Predeceased by his parents Fred and Winnifred, step-mother Jackie and son-in-law Ron Lewis.  Will be missed by his cousin Ron and Darlene Bell and many nieces and nephews. Dick obtained his Funeral Directors Licence in 1952 and retired in 1996 after 44 years of service in Windsor and Essex County. Dick was a Past Master of Parvaim Central Lodge #395 A.F. & A.M. Essex, Knights Templar, Royal Arch Masons, Mocha Temple and Sun Parlour Shrine Club. Past member of Essex Kinsmen and of Essex Rotary receiving Paul Harris Fellowship. Visiting will be held at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave.E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Tuesday 7-9 pm, Wednesday 2-5 and 7-9 pm and Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Essex United Church, 53 Talbot Street South, Essex from 9:30 am until time of Funeral Service to celebrate Dick’s life at 10:30 am. Rev. Jim Hatt officiating. Masonic Service Wednesday 7pm. Interment Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Leamington. If desired, memorial donations made to Shriners Hospitals for Children would be appreciated.  Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario, Windsor

JAMIESON, Theadora (Riediger) of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on June 20, 2016

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88 years, passed away on Monday, June 20, 2016 at the Leamington Mennonite Home Residence. Beloved wife of the late Jim Jamieson (1991). Dear sister of Henry Riediger (Dorothy), Alice Baerg (late Jack), the late Helen Janzen (late Dave). Two nieces and six nephews also survive. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington on Wednesday 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Theadora’s life at the Funeral Home on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 11 a.m. Pastor Victor Winter officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Leamington Mennonite Home. Friends may share memories at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2555/Theadora-Jamieson/obituary.html#tribute-start

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Banyai, James “Jim” of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on June 20, 2016

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72 years, passed away Thursday June 16, 2016. Beloved husband of Sharon. Dear father of Bubba and Deanna Banyai. Dear son of Rose and the late Charlie Banyai (1982). Dear brother of Ernie. Saying goodbye to my life partner of 52 years has been heart breaking, but seeing him suffer each day was more difficult. Jim decided on a quiet uneventful goodbye. He enjoyed his life and lived each day his way. Most of all he enjoyed his second home on Pelee Island. At Jim’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or funeral service. There will be a memorial service on Pelee Island at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Erie Shores Hospice, 194 Talbot Street West, Leamington, ON N8H 3X2.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Kuli, Anne of Wheatley, Ontario

Posted by on June 20, 2016

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82 years, passed away peacefully and suddenly at her residence on Friday June 17, 2016. Beloved wife of Chester. Dear mother of Diane Lapos (Bernard Niehus) and the late David Kuli (2016) and the late Mark Kuli (2014). Dear mother-in-law of Lori Kuli. Loving grandmother of Joel (Dee), Jeremy (Eva), Janna (Bill), Adam (Ashley) and “Bubba” of Brady, Ayralon, Alexa and Dillyn. Predeceased by a sister Mary Bena (Steve) and by two brothers Joe Maceyovski (the late Antoinette) and John Maceyovski. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. A Private Family Memorial Service will be held. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to St. Michael’s Parish Building Fund or Heart & Stroke Foundation. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2553/Anne-Kuli/obituary.html#tribute-start.

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Enns, David of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on June 20, 2016

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65 years, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Friday June 17, 2016 at Erie Shores Hospice, Leamington. Loving husband of Linda (Flaming) of 40 years. Loving father of Phil Enns and wife Natalie, Jennifer Marshall and husband Christopher, Marla Dault and husband Mark. Loving Opa to Hunter and Kennady Enns, Emily and Aiden Marshall, Delaney and Liam Dault. Dear twin brother of Dennis Enns (Helga), Ken Enns (Rita), Marion Driedger (John), Gerda Driedger (Henry). Lovingly remembered and missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Predeceased by his parents Peter (1962) and Susa (Koop) (1993) Enns and nephew Paul Enns (2014). Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Monday, June 20, 2016 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Dave’s life, from the North Leamington United Mennonite Church, Concession 6 Leamington on Tuesday June 21, 2016 at 11 a.m. Pastor Alicia Good and Pastor Jim Loepp Thiessen officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada or Erie Shores Hospice, Leamington. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2551/David-Enns/obituary.html#tribute-start.

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Milkins, Rob “Milky” of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on June 15, 2016

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57 years, passed away on Monday, June 13, 2016 at Erie Shores Hospice. Beloved husband of Denise. Loving father of Haley and Jackelyn. Dear son of Dorothy and the late Jack Milkins (1995) and son-in-law of Sadie and the late Tony Elias (2011). Dear brother of the late Randy (2012), Rick Milkins and brother-in-law of Ann and Todd Dresser, Dolores and Paul Jeffery. Loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Thursday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Milky’s life at the Funeral Home on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Leamington Hospital Foundation (Hospice) or Canadian Cancer Society. Friends may share memories at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2549/Rob-Milkins/obituary.html#tribute-start

 

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Pimiskern, Hildegard of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on June 15, 2016

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In her 93rd year, passed away peacefully at Erie Shores Hospice Friday, June 10, 2016. Hildegarde was born in Dorf an der Pram, Austria January 27, 1924 and was a resident of Leamington, Ontario since 1951. Predeceased by husband Guenter Bunke (1944). Cherished wife of 48 years to the late Albert Pimiskern (1999). Beloved mother of Manfred Bunke, Ingrid Larking (Larry), Gisele Miller (James). Dear grandmother of Ursula Tiessen (Tim), Michael Bunke (Cathy), Christopher Larking (Tanya) and David Larking. Loving great grandmother of Taylor, Nicholas, Laura, Danielle, Isabella and Evan. Hildegarde’s talents and gifts were many , but the greatest was her devotion to her family. Visiting at Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington, Thursday 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral Friday,June 17 at 10:30 am from Reid Funeral Home in procession to St. Joseph Church, Leamington for Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Leamington. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Erie Shores Hospice or The Bank Theater. Condolences and charitable contributions may be made at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Mastronardi, Fedela

Posted by on June 12, 2016

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91 years, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family at her residence on Sunday, June 12, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Gaetano (1992). Dear mother of Emily D’Alimonte (Dan), Carl Mastronardi (Cheryl). Loving “Nonna” of Jamie and Tina D’Alimonte, Jason and Suzy D’Alimonte, Raymond and Christopher Mastronardi and great “Nonna” of Carys, Sofia, Mia and Michael. Dear sister-in-law of Esterina Mastronardi (the late Eutimio), Antonio and Maria Mastronardi and the late David Mastronardi (the late Margaret). Predeceased by eleven siblings. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Tuesday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection from St. Joseph’s Church, 310 Sherk Street, Leamington on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 10 a.m. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. At Fedela’s request, please do not send flowers make a memorial donation by cheque to Leamington Hospital Foundation “Hospice”, Canadian Cancer Society or the War Amps. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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Driedger, John Jacob

Posted by on June 12, 2016

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Passed away peacefully on Friday, June 10, 2016 at Leamington Hospital in his 93rd year. Devoted husband of Mary (nee Bergen) for 66 years. Loving father of Eleanor Warkentin (Gary), Anita Collis (Ian), Louise Langeman, and Linda Dyck (Jim). Cherished Opa of Jason Warkentin (Caroline), Erin Bradley (Keith), Brian Langeman, Richard Langeman (Jennifer), Sandra Dick (Jonathan), Darlana Dyck (Brendan), James Dyck (Madeleine); and great Opa of Cole, Caleb, Kyle, Jacob, Hannah, and Kara. Dear brother of Henry J. Driedger (Gerda). Also survived by sister-in-law Margaret Driedger and by Mary’s siblings, Helen Dick (John), Bill Bergen, Johnny Bergen (Helen), Lydia Warkentin (Walt), and predeceased by siblings Johann, Katie, Jacob (Gertrude), Nick, Pete (Anna), Abe (Helen), Mary; and sister-in-law Elma Bergen. Survived by many nieces and nephews. John was a successful farmer who enjoyed singing, golfing and spending time with his family. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington on Monday from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to Celebrate John’s life will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. from the North Leamington United Mennonite Church, 625 Mersea Road 6, Leamington. Rev. Alicia Good & Rev. Paul Warkentin officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. If you wish to donate in memory of John, the family has asked that donations, made by cheque, to the Leamington Mennonite Home or U.M.E.I. would be appreciated. Family & Friends may share their memories or make an online contribution at http://reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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Barrett, Eileen Joan McKee of Kingsville, ON

Posted by on June 10, 2016

Web Photo Barrett, EileenEileen Joan McKee, aged 85, died June 6, 2016. Born in Mimico, Ontario, on January 1st 1931, Eileen was the elder of two daughters of Irish immigrant parents, James and Maisy (known as Mary) McKee. She was almost named Joan, but the maternity ward was full of babies named Joan, and a nurse persuaded Mary to change the order of her names at the last minute.

Eileen was a good student who was to become a champion of education for her daughters, but in those days women were not ordinarily meant to aspire to any sort of career. They had to find their fortunes through attracting the right sort of husband. There were no suitable candidates at Markham High, and after graduation she moved to Toronto where she worked as a bookkeeper. Eileen had a head for figures, in a different era, she might have been an accountant, indeed in later years she did a little bit of accounting work. She saved up her money for a big overseas trip through England and Europe.

Eileen was with her best friend Janet when they were invited to a party in a London flat, and that’s where, she met a certain handsome Australian, Colin Barrett. Colin’s mother had been a schoolteacher, and he wasn’t afraid of smart women. They shared views on the things that matter most: values like justice, integrity, and thankfully, politics. Together they made a home in which to raise a couple of smart feminist daughters.

Eileen married Colin on January 14, 1961, in a short satin wedding dress that Jackie O would have envied, which she sewed and designed herself. Eileen became a housewife then in the era of housewives, and she performed that job with her trademark perfectionism. She was an excellent cook. The cookie jar was bottomless, there were always pies with pastry that would have won prizes. Eileen made beautiful clothes for her two daughters, she matched plaids on seams and finished hems on the inside of garments by hand.

The family moved from Toronto to Stouffville, then to Kingsville in 1975, as Colin was transferred in his work.

As a mother, Eileen was somewhat intolerant of other people’s children which was a source of embarrassment for her daughters at times. This didn’t stop her from being an excellent mother. She kept the house well stocked with art supplies and library books and encouraged any sort of creativity and imagination. She strongly believed that children should spend as much time out of doors as possible. She never complained if the beautiful clothes she made for her children were ruined. Without reading it in a parenting book, she had grasped the idea that the work of childhood was in play. Additionally, she felt that a certain amount of dirt was good for children.

She put up with pet birds and a procession of gerbils loose in children’s rooms. Pet dogs acquired ostensibly for the family somehow became her own: the three family dogs which followed each other in succession were her well-loved and indulged fur babies.

Eileen played bridge rather well, and enjoyed, but was not particularly good at, curling. She was a member of the Leamington Curling Club for many years. She had always enjoyed gardening especially tulips, Irises, gladiolas and lilacs. She loved to watch birds in the garden and would observe them with the precision of a scientist. She kept her mind agile with a lifelong love of reading and by doing crossword puzzles.

An accident just before Christmas in 2015 took a huge toll, and the last few months of her life were hard. She missed her garden and her family, and though her husband Colin visited her every day, she suffered. She passed away peacefully on June 6, 2016 as a result of ongoing complications of her injuries.

Eileen was predeceased by her dearly loved granddaughter, Olivia. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Colin, and her daughter Catherine Watson and son-in-law Roger Watson of Calgary and daughter Alison Barrett and son-in-law Ian Hogg of New Zealand. She leaves three beloved grandchildren, Colin, Winston and Matilda and a great-granddaughter, Iris.

Cremation has taken place and a private memorial celebration of Eileen’s life is to be arranged. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations made by cheque to the Salvation Army would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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Driedger, Rev. Cornelius of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on June 9, 2016

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95 years, passed away peacefully on Monday June 6, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Anne (2011). Dear father of the late Bob (1974), John and wife Linda, Paul and wife Shirley, David and wife MaryLou, Bill and wife Julie and daughter-in-law Paula. Loving “Opa” of Tim and Penny, Michael and Stephanie, Rachel and Josh, Joel and Karen, David Paul “Bucky” and Alisa, Hannah and Justin, Olivia, Sam, Grace, Beau and great “Opa” of Bryson, Nash, Isabella, Chloe, Emersyn, Ally, Kylie, Emma, Owen, Henri’, Leo and Mason. Dear brother of Agatha Neufeld (the late Jacob), Margaret Braun (the late John), Abe (Helga) and John (Marion). Many nieces and nephews also survive. Cornie was a Sunday School Superintendent, the leading Minister at North Leamington United Mennonite Church for many years, and served as Chaplain at the Leamington Mennonite Home.Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Cornie’s life, from the North Leamington United Mennonite Church, Concession 6 Leamington on Thursday June 9, 2016 at 11 a.m. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to N.L.U.M.C., Leamington Mennonite Home or U.M.E.I. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2537/Rev-Cornelius-Driedger/obituary.html#tribute-start.

 

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SIMPSON, James Alexander of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on June 9, 2016

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74 years, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Windsor Regional Hospital, Ouellette Campus. Beloved husband of Patricia. Dear father of Jeff (Danielle) and Scott (Michelle). Loving Papa of Noah James, Meaghan Grace, and James Michael. Dear brother of the late Ken Simpson (Liz) and brother-in-law of Ken Feica (Roberta) and Maureen Whittal. Many nieces and nephews also survive. Jim was a Meritorious Life Member of Branch 84 Royal Canadian Legion, and former Zone Commander of Zone A2. He was active in Leamington Minor Hockey, Leamington Minor Ball, a member at Erie Shores Golf Club and a former member of Wheatley Oldtimers Hockey Team. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Thursday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Jim’s life at the Funeral Home on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 1 p.m. Rev. Liz Chaplin officiating. Cremation to follow. R.C.L. Br. 84 Service Thursday at 7 p.m. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Kidney Foundation. Friends may share memories at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2539/James-Simpson/obituary.html#tribute-start

 

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Longpre: Serge

Posted by on June 5, 2016

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A resident of Leamington , Serge Longpre passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2016 with his loving family at his side at the Leamington District Memorial Hospital at the age of 63. He was born in Ottawa and was the son of the late Rosario and Anita Longpre. Loving husband of Jayne Longpre for 15 years. Dear father of Philippe Longpre (Lindsay), Anne-Marie Longpre, Sherry Wiper (Dave), Laurie Mastronardi (Paolo), Kevin Gale (Shelly). Proud grandfather to Katrina (Kyle), Ryan (Renee), Kaitlyn, Kanaan, Jillian, Sienna, Xavier, Evangeline and Chloe. Dear brother to Michel (Nicole), Claude, Gilles (Sandy), Daniel (Christine) and Francois. Serge will also be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Family and friends will be received at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington (519 326-2631) on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service to celebrate Serge’s life will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to honour Serge’s life can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Erie Shores Hospice and would be appreciated by the family. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Hickling, Eunice of Leamington and formerly Wheatley, Ontario

Posted by on June 4, 2016

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76 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Chartwell Leamington Retirement Residence. Beloved wife of the late Harold Hickling (1991). Loving mother of Todd (Sue), Heather Taylor (Jack). Proud and cherished grandmother of Sarah, Reece, Josh and Maya. Sister of George Scott (Priscilla). Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St., Leamington (519-326-2631) on Monday 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Eunice’s life will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 11 a.m. Rev. Jack Glover officiating. Interment at Erie Cemetery, Wheatley to follow. In lieu of flowers, and as an expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to Geriatric Mental Health Outreach Team (GMHOT). Please make cheques payable to CKHA Foundation or donate on-line at www.foundationckha.com <http://www.foundationckha.com>. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2535/Eunice-Hickling/obituary.html#tribute-start

 

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Wilkinson, Donald of Wheatley, Ontario

Posted by on May 31, 2016

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83 years, passed away Monday May 30, 2016 at his residence. Beloved husband of Nancy (Sharp) for 60 years. Dear father of Stewart. Loving grandfather of Shawna Wilkinson and great grandfather of Evan Wilkinson. Dear brother-in-law of Marion Gregory and the late Ollie Sharp and the late Jean Bruner. Don was a 33rd Degree Mason and a member of Leamington Masonic Lodge #290, member of the Windsor Masonic Lodge as well as the Shriners. Don was a former Reeve for Mersea Township, was with the Ontario Farmers Crop Insurance, was a member of Ontario Pork Producers Assoc. and Mersea United Church. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Wednesday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Don’s life, from the funeral home on Thursday June 2, 2016 at 11 a.m. Rev. Derek Parry officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Leamington Masonic Lodge # 290 A.F. & A.M. service Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Ontario Kidney Foundation. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

 

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