Obituary of Lawrence (Larry) Gagnon of Leamington, ON

Posted by on January 12, 2019

68 years, passed away January 11, 2019 at WRH Ouellette Campus.  Beloved husband of Deborah (Adams).  Loving father of Jason (Deanna Dunn), Jeff (Joanne) and Amy (Charlie Sleiman).  Cherished grandfather of Madison and Alessia.  Dear son of Doreen Gagnon and the late Arthur (2002).  Son in law of Elizabeth Adams (late Robert). Remembered by his siblings, Yvonne Spitse (Corny), Yvette Cousineau (late Dan), the late Paul Gagnon (Karen). Brother in law of Robert Adams (Margaret). Survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation will take place at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 2-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral service celebrating Larry’s life will be held at the funeral home on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 10:30am. Interment Erie Memorial Gardens. PLEASE NOTE: Due to family allergies, no flowers please. Donations, made by cheque, to the Wounded Warriors Canada would be appreciated. Friends may leave messages of condolence or make a memorial donation at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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GRUBB (Payette), Patricia “Pat” of Essex, ON

Posted by on January 2, 2019

Passed peacefully at home on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 86 years of age. Pat was predeceased by her first husband Real Arthur Payette in 1988 and remarried Herbert Grubb who also passed in 1994. Loving mom of Kim and Donny Chittle, Dale Payette and David and Angie Payette. Adored Nana of Amy Chittle and Sacha and Chloe Payette. Dearest sister of Bev and John Osborne, Jack and Beryl McNeely, Barb McNeely and late Doug and also predeceased by her siblings, Rod, Bob and Margaret Morris. Pat was a very active member in the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 201, Essex and will be missed by her many friends there. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Thursday from 4-7pm with a joint, Royal Canadian Legion and Ladies Auxiliary Service at 7pm. Funeral Service to celebrate Pat’s life will be held from the funeral home on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 11 am. Cremation to follow. If desired memorial donations made to Quilts of Valour, for quilts made for veterans would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their memories online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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RAFFOUL, Joseph of Leamington, ON

Posted by on December 29, 2018

77 years, passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at Windsor Regional Hospital, Met Campus. Beloved husband of Nancy (Casper). Dear father of Helen “Bunny” Raffoul (Troy Bart), Joey Raffoul, and Danny Raffoul (Lana). Loving grandfather of Dana, DJ, Shawna, and Jacob. Dear brother of the late Philip (Juliette), Paul (Marie), Mike (Nancy), Max (Donna), Morris (Terri) and brother-in-law of Fr. Jim Casper, Sylvia McCormick (late Perry), Patty Moracci (Joe), Gary (Richard), Stephanie Casper. Joe will be missed by many nieces and nephews. The Raffoul family wish to thank the many doctors and nurses and especially the staff on the 5th floor at Met Campus and in particular his home care nurse, Stacey. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Tuesday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. and at St. Michael’s Church, 29 Elliott Street, Leamington on Wednesday from 12 p.m. until Mass of the Resurrection at 1 p.m. Entombment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Helpard-Bleichert, Carol of Leamington, ON

Posted by on December 29, 2018

71 years, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle at Erie Shores Hospice on Sunday, December 16, 2018. Beloved wife of Robert Bleichert for 49 years. Loving mother of Robert Jr. (Bonnie) and Christopher (Trina). Proud grandmother of Elisabeth, Laura, Emma, Julia, Alexandra, Charlotte and Gabriella. Carol, upon her retirement embraced the art of writing poetry, painting and photography. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St, Leamington (519-326-2631) Wednesday, December 19, 2018 from 6 pm until time of funeral service to celebrate Carol’s life at 7:30 pm. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Erie Shores Hospice would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance or make a charitable contribution at

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Danielson, Maxine of Leamington, ON

Posted by on December 29, 2018

83 years passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at the Sun Parlor Home. Predeceased by her beloved husband William ‘Bill’ Danielson (2012). Loving mom of Diane Thomas (Perry), Pam Pulley (Gene), and Tal Danielson. Cherished Grandma of Jeff Thomas (Tracy), Jamie Thomas (Lisa), Ginny Bullough (Jimmy), Kirt Pulley (Tammy), Danna DeMelo (Vald), Trisha Carreiro(Jeff); and great grandma to Brett, Matthew, Jack, Tyler, Mackenzie, Ainsley, Mitchell, Brennan, Sam, Aidan, Cole and Ava. Dearest sister of Larry McDonald (Sandy), Margaret Markham (the late Ralph), the late Marlene Lukash (the late John). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington on Saturday, December 22, 2018 from 10 am until time of funeral service to celebrate Maxine’s life at 12 noon. Private family interment. Memorial donations, made by cheque, to the Wheatley United Church or to Erie Shores Hospice would be appreciated. Family and Friends may share their memories or make an online donation at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Plumb, Jean Cecelia of Leamington, ON

Posted by on December 29, 2018

Age 92, of Leamington, passed peacefully on December 15th at the Sun Parlour Home.

Predeceased by her devoted husband, Walter Plumb in 1985, her parents Abe and Edna Haggith, brothers Jack, Bob and Murray Haggith and her sister Emily Joan Morgan.

Jean grew up on the 5th concession in Olinda enjoying country life and helping out on the Haggith homestead before meeting and marrying Walter.

Jean was a skilled homemaker keeping her home in tip top shape. She was a remarkable cook and enjoyed preparing meals, canned goods and delicious baked goodies from scratch for her family and friends, especially over the holidays.

She was a long-time hockey fan and enjoyed watching her son play hockey and tuning in to Hockey Night in Canada. Jean was a woman of faith and longtime member of the Leamington United Church, enjoying the church’s Coffee Club. She also enjoyed playing cards at the Half Century Club, Monday afternoons with her girlfriends and browsing through the Sears and Avon catalogues.

Jean will be greatly missed by daughter Barbara and husband Bernard LaLonde of Blenheim and son Brian and his wife Sheryl of Emeryville/Leamington.

Loving Grams to Karen (Mitchell) Downey of Kent Bridge, Kimberly LaLonde (Jason Blain) of Milton, Karrie LaLonde (Omar Khan) of Mississauga and Kailyn (Donny) Neal of Cottam. Proud Great-Grandma Plumb to Darcy and Maya Mickalow, Madison and Meghan Downey, Marah Lalonde-Smith, Alyssa and Brayden Neal. She is survived by her sister-in-law Doris Haggith of Leamington and many nieces and nephews. Special aunt to Charles Lanier of Ohio.

Heartfelt thank you to the exceptional staff members on the third floor at the Sun Parlour Home who provided loving care and compassion to our Mom and Grandma during her recent years. Cremation has taken. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to a charity of your choice may be made by contacting the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St, Leamington (519-326-2631). Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Bailey (nee Huyge), Madeline of Leamington, ON

Posted by on December 29, 2018

102 years passed away peacefully December 24, 2018 at Sun Parlor Home for Seniors. Dear wife of the late Cecil Floyd Bailey (1983). Beloved mother of Rosemary McGregor (Rick), the late Joseph (2018)(the late Karen Bailey (2006)), the late Peter Bailey (1977), the late Paul Bailey (2006), Marianne Stasso (Bill), the late George Bailey (1985), Cecil Bailey (Lee Ann), and the late John Bailey (1977). Gramma of 14 grandchildren, 19 great children and 5 great-great grandchildren. Dear sister-in-law of Verna Hamilton and Joyce Bailey. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Madeline was member and past President of the C.W.L for 65 years. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Thursday from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. C.W.L. Prayers will be held at 4:30 p.m. Further visiting will be held at St. Michael’s Church, 21 Elliott Street, Leamington on Friday, December 28, 2018 from 10 a.m. until time of Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m. Interment at Lakeview Cemetery. Donations made by cheque to St. Michael’s Church Building Fund would be appreciated. Family & Friends may share their condolences online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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Sousa: Jose M. of Leamington, ON

Posted by on December 29, 2018

75 years, passed away peacefully at Erie Shores Healthcare on Saturday, Dec 15, 2018. Loving husband of the late Maria (nee Correia) (2017). Beloved father of Paul (Helena), Jamie (Leann), Delfina Pinheiro (Osvaldo), Edie Alves (Eddie). Cherished avo of Debbie (Mark), Sophia (Adam), Kevin (Katie), Jennifer, Diana, Tyler, Joshua and great granddaughter Theresa.  Predeceased by his grandson Troy Vriesacker and infant granddaughter Crystal Lee Pinheiro. Dear bother of Manuel Sousa Luco, Eduarda Garvito, Anthony Armendo Duarte, Lucia De Sousa and the late João De Sousa Sr. the late Lourdes De Sousa and the late Connie Carreiro.  Survived by many bother & sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews in Canada, United States, Portugal and Bermuda. The family would like to thank the staff at Erie Shores Healthcare for their kindness and compassion. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers 4:30p.m.  Mass of the Resurrection  on Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 at 10 a.m. from St. Michael’s Church, 21 Elliott Street, Leamington.  Fr. Thomas Ferreira celebrant. (Please note: Visiting will take place at the church from 9 am until time of the mass). Interment Erie Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Leamington.  Donations made to the Sousa family, in memory of Jose would be appreciated.  Family & Friends may share their condolences online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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BURNOTTE, Cecilia M. of Wheatley, ON

Posted by on December 16, 2018

75 Years, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Cherished sister of Christine and Manuella (Wayne). Cecilia will be remembered for her love of her animals and her dog, Ty. Cremation has taken place. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Saturday December 15, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. Followed by the Memorial Service to celebrate Cecilia’s life at 4 p.m. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Dama, Maria (nee Janzer) 95 years of Leamington, ON

Posted by on December 16, 2018

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side December 5, 2018
A Loving wife of the late Josef (1988).  Dedicated mother of Nick (Margaret), Tony (Sharon), Joe (Bev), John (Karen) all of Leamington, Ann Steeg (the late Karl Steeg, Wayne Jueng) of Wisconsin and Katie Dufour (Don) of McGregor. Grandmother to 15 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces in Canada, USA and Europe. Survived by 1 sister Katharina Kundics (Austria) and predeceased by 10 sisters and 3 brothers. Marie immigrated with her family from Yugoslavia in 1953 after surviving the horrors of WWII. Always a hard working woman talented in cooking, needlework and farming. Special Thank You for the compassionate care given these past two years by staff from Chartwell (Leamington), Erie Shores Health Care and Erie Shores Hospice. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Monday from  2-5 and 7-9 p.m.. Funeral Service to celebrate Maria’s life, from the funeral home, will be held on Tuesday December 11, 2018 at 11:00 a.m..  Fr.Steve Marsh officiating.   Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.  Memorial donations, made by cheque, to Erie Shores Hospice would be appreciated by the family.  Memories, condolences or online donations may be made at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Dobetsberger, Helene (nee Bernhardt) of Leamington

Posted by on December 16, 2018

79 years, passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at WRH-Ouellette Campus surrounded by her family. Beloved wife to Ewald Sr. for 59 years. Loving mother of Sonja Brown (Howard Forsyth), Helene Gatto (Bill), Gabrielle Will (Stacy), and the late Ewald Jr. (2002, the late Donna Jones – 2013). Cherished grandmother of Billy Gatto, Kaitlyn Gatto, Ronald Will (Jesse), Nicole Klassen (Jared), Danielle Dobetsberger, Shawn Dobestberger (Monica); and proud great grandmother to her ‘Angel’ Liviana. Many nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. Helene was a wonderful woman who loved her family deeply. She will be missed but not forgotten. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 11 a.m. until time of Memorial Service to celebrate Helene’s life at 1 p.m. Pastor Sylvia Swiatoschik officiating. Memorial donations, made by cheque, to Erie Shores Hospice would be appreciated. Friends may share their memories or make an online donation at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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KENNEDY, Barbara Helen of Leamington, ON

Posted by on December 15, 2018

After a long and loving life, passed away peacefully, with her family at her side on December 13, 2018 at the Sun Parlor Home for Senior Citizens.  Beloved wife of the late Michael Kennedy (December 11, 1995).  Loving mother of Tim (the late Denise) (Veronica), Linda (the late Robert Larsh) (Maurice Leclerc), Dan (Cindy) and Patrick (the late Patricia) (Elizabeth McGrory).  Cherished grandmother of James, Sarah, Matt, Michael, Kaitlin, Laura and Joshua.  Loving great grandmother of Landon, Liam, Hope, Braedon, Cian, Aurora and Quinn.  Daughter of the late H.F. Dark and Lulu Dark.  Dear sister of the late Betty, Jean, the late Marilyn, the late Marjorie, and Kathleen.  Will be missed by many nieces and nephews.  Barbara loved to dance, travel, fashion and cooking.  Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Monday, December 17, 2018 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral service to celebrate Barbara’s life on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from the Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m.  Rev. Andrew Wilson officiating. A private family burial will take place at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations made to the Sun Parlor Home Auxiliary would be appreciated. Share words of comfort at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Harfmann, Jacob of Leamington, ON

Posted by on December 15, 2018

82 years, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018 at the Leamington Mennonite Home. Beloved husband of Danuta Harfmann. Dear father of Rosemary and Jacob and stepfather Jerry Swiatek (Sherry) and Halina Bemben. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive. Dear brother of Liz Baumann (Rudy). Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Thursday December 6, 2018 from 12 noon until time of Funeral Service at 1 p.m. Pastor Francisco Penner officiating. Interment Erie Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Leamington Mennonite Home. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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DIMENNA, Janet (Nickels) of Leamington, ON

Posted by on December 15, 2018

55 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Erie Shores Hospice. Beloved wife of Ermi. Loving mother of Meagan, Jamie, and Jeremy. Dear sister of Linda Ruccolo (Guy) and their daughters, Amanda and Ashley. Predeceased by her parents, Elfrieda and Jerry Nickels. Loving daughter-in-law of Michelina and Sam DiMenna, sister-in-law of Stan DiMenna (Mia) and their daughter, Natalia. Janet will be missed by many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and friends. Ermi was proud to have started a business that he shared and built with Janet over many years. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Sunday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers Sunday at 4:30 p.m. and at St. Michael’s Church, 29 Elliott Street, Leamington on Monday, December 10, 2018 from 10 a.m. until Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m. Entombment at Erie Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Erie Shores Hospice. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Chibi, Margaret ‘Peggee’ of Leamington, ON

Posted by on December 15, 2018

81 years, passed away with family by her side on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the Sun Parlor Home. Loving wife of the late Tony Chibi (2005). Beloved mom of Tammy Campbell (Ken) and Carrie Keane (Heath). Cherished grandma of Michelle Fuerth (Nathan), Shayne Campbell, Allison Keane, Matthew Keane; and great grandma to Liam and Everett Fuerth. Survived by members of the Chibi, Hillier and Smith families. Peg worked hard all of her life in farm work, raising kids and bookkeeping for various employers. She was always ready with a joke and an easygoing manner. She faced her challenges with a profound courage that amazed all of us. She was especially fond of her grandkids and great grandkids who she loved dearly. While it is devastatingly hard to see her go, she is no longer suffering and is with the love of her life, Tony, who she dearly missed. Go in peace Mom, we will miss you!

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now I’m found, was blind but now I see.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of 2 West at the Sun Parlor Home for their exceptional care over the past 3 years. Respecting Peggee’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family service will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631). If you wish to donate in Peggee’s memory, the family has asked that donations, made by cheque, be made to the Sun Parlor Home for Senior Citizens or to the C.N.I.B. (Canadian National Institute for the Blind). Family and Friends may share their memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Silva, Maria of Leamington, ON

Posted by on December 15, 2018

October 11, 1944 – December 5, 2018
Family and friends will be received at Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre (519-326-2631) on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 7pm-9pm. Prayers at 7pm. Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at St. Michael’s Church, 29 Elliott Street, Leamington at 1:30 pm. Fr. Tom Ferrera officiating. Family and friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Bairos, Beatriz (nee Moreira) of Leamington, ON

Posted by on December 15, 2018

79 years, passed away with her family by her side on Friday, December 7, 2018 at WRH – Ouellette Campus. Beloved wife of the late Manuel (2012) for 48 years. Loving mother of Genevieve Bairos-Fedak, Lucy Ingratta and husband Domenic, Beatrice Bairos-Driedger and husband Cayle. Cherished grandmother/avo of Eric and Justine Ingratta, Kianna and Cole Driedger. Survived by her sisters Maria Reis and Connie Freitas and predeceased by 7 brothers and 2 sisters. Beatriz is survived by family members throughout Canada the United States and Portugal. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Monday from 2-5 and 7
-9 p.m. Parish Prayers Monday at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Beatriz’s life will be held at St. Michael’s Church, 21 Elliott Street, Leamington, on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Fr.Tom Ferrera officiating. Entombment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made, by cheque, to Erie Shores Hospice. 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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PAINE, Kathy of Wheatley, ON

Posted by on December 1, 2018

69 years, passed away peacefully at Chatham-Kent Hospice with her family by her side on November 30, 2018.  Beloved wife of the late Allan Paine (July 9, 2018).  Loving mother of Tina Paine (Robert Gole), Douglas (Stacey) Paine.  Cherished grandmother of Jonathan Watson (Megan Thiessen); Samantha Watson; Miguel and Angelina Pires; Dillon, Damion and Aryana Paine. Loving great grandmother of Devin Jordan Swinton, Owen and Ryan Watson.  Dear daughter of the late Henry John Stewart and Ada Bernice Pillon Stewart VerHoeven.  Dear sister of Nancy (Jack) Pickering, , Evelyn (Bruce) Hodgson, Ronald (Gail) Stewart, Paul (Bonnie) Stewart, the late John (Diane) Stewart, the late Betty Anne Bailey.  A special thank you to the staff and volunteers at Chatham-Kent Hospice for the wonderful care shown to our mother and family.  As per Kathy’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  If desired, memorial donations made to Chatham-Kent Hospice would be appreciated by the family.  Arrangements entrusted to Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631).  Share words of comfort or make a donation at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Dick: Agnes (nee Enns) of Leamington, ON

Posted by on December 1, 2018

A resident of Leamington, Agnes Dick passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the Leamington Mennonite Home at the age of 91. Loving wife of the late Bill Dick (2018). She was born in Romney Twp.and was the daughter of the late Henry & Gertrude Enns. Dear mother of Anne & Gerry Klassen, Ruth & John Howling, Wendy Dick, Bill & Donna Dick. Proud grandmother to Darren (Kelley) Klassen, Bryce (Miranda) Klassen, Kelly Howling (Trevor), William Howling, Jennifer denHartigh, Andy (Sarah) Dick. Great-grandmother to Kirra, Delaney and Van Klassen. Family and friends will be received at Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre 14 Russell Street Leamington (519 326-2631) on Sunday 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm and on Monday morning at the Leamington Mennonite Home at 9:30 am. A Funeral Service to celebrate Agnes’ life will be held on Monday, December 3, 2018 at Leamington United Mennonite Church, 78 Oak Street East, Leamington at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Leamington. Memorial donations to Leamington Mennonite Home or the Leamington United Mennonite Church would be appreciated by the family. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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WILLMS, Leona of Leamington, ON

Posted by on December 1, 2018

85 years, passed away peacefully at the Leamington Mennonite Home on November 29, 2018. Beloved wife of George Willms. Loving mother of Ted (Margaret) Willms, Peter Willms, Lee Anne (Glenn) Impens. Cherished Grandma to Natalie Huff, the late Clayton Willms, Heath Willms, Kyle Impens, Jason Impens. Adored great grandmother of 9 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Jacob and Helen Lehn, brother Isaac Lehn and sister Helen Koop. Dear sister of Armin Lehn, Irene Froese, Marie Dick, Rudy Lehn and Neil Lehn. Will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Leona taught bible lessons in the community for many years, and was an active member of LakePoint Family Church. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Visiting continues at LakePoint Family Church on Monday, December 3, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until the Funeral Service to celebrate Leona’s life at 10:00 a.m. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations made to Leamington Mennonite Home would be appreciated. Share words of comfort at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Dunn, Ruth (nee Gretzinger) Of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on December 1, 2018

Of Leamington, Ontario, age 84, met her Lord and Savior on November 23, 2018 after a valiant battle with cancer and heart disease. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace. Ruth was born in Germany on February 2, 1934. Ruth was blessed with a large and loving family. Predeceased by her former husband William Dunn. She’s survived by her children Dan and Connie Dunn, of Harrow, William Dunn, of Cottam, Richard Dunn of Cottam, Jeff and Laura Dunn of Cottam, Sandra Younge of Grand Rapids, MI and Bruce Dunn of LaSalle. She was Oma to Christopher and Melisa, Mary and Jason, Mark and Jesse, Alexa, Spencer and Luke. Great Oma to Jack, Evelyn and Jace. Ruth is survived by her siblings, Frieda Kamentz, Alfred Gretzinger, Otto Gretznger, and Erika Berg. She is preceded in death by her daughter Ida Marie, sister Else Buettner, brothers Arthur and Assaph Gretzinger. Ruth was giving, kind, compassionate and had a heart of gold. She always thought of others and went out of her way to develop lasting friendships wherever she went. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Today, heaven gained an Angel. A very special Thank you to Linda Marentette, Joe Dunn, Sue Dyck, Wendy Eaton and other friends who visited her during her last hours on earth. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St., Leamington (519-326-2631) Friday 2-5 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service to celebrate Ruth’s life will be held at First Baptist Church, 3 Fox St., Leamington on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 11 am. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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DIEMER, John Mark of South Woodslee, ON

Posted by on November 22, 2018

Sadly we announce the peaceful passing of John on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at WRH Metropolitan Campus at 72 years of age. Beloved husband of Helen (nee van Wezel) for 51 years. Proud and loving Dad of Dave and wife Stacie, Brian and wife Jody, Jeff and Joe and wife Krista. Cherished Papa of Shaelyn, Abigayle, Bryce, Jerah, Zackary, Mitchell, Julia, Rubie, Carson, Hudson and Opal. Dearest brother of Geraldine Heil (Larry), Theresa Curtis (Murray), Patrick Diemer (Theresa), Angela Hartley, Rita Walpole-Martin (Norm), Margaret Lafferty (Larry), Mary Reeb (Rick), Edward Diemer (Elaine), Timothy Diemer (Christine), Betsy Moison (Hermas), Christine Herniman (Rick), Robert Diemer (Brenda), Richard Diemer (late Debra), Roger Diemer, Nora Srigley and brother-in-law of late Leo van Wezel (Andrea) and late Marcel van Wezel. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. John was a 2nd generation farmer, having farmed his whole life in Woodslee. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and relaxing at the cottage. John and Helen spent their time together, often at their children and grandchildren’s activities. He lived his life to the fullest making every day an adventure. Family and friends are invited to Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) for visitation on Saturday from 6-9 pm and Sunday 2-5 and 7-9 pm. Visiting will continue on Monday, November 26, 2018 at Essex Gospel Community Church 335 Talbot St. South, Essex from 10 am until time of Funeral Service to celebrate John’s life at 11 am. Cremation to follow. If desired memorial donations made to Bethel Christian Church or the Essex Food Bank would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their memories or make a donation online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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PHOENIX, Sharon Everilda of Windsor, ON

Posted by on November 19, 2018

Passed peacefully with her loving husband, Peter by her side on November 6, 2018 at Erie Shores Healthcare in Leamington. Sharon and Peter were married for 44 years and their family grew with three daughters, Leslie (Adam), Lyndsay (Mark), and late Michelle (2011). Adored Nana of Alexander Belanger-Phoenix. Dearest daughter of Raymond (Diane) and the late Patricia Harris. Dear sister of Keith Harris (Ann), Trisha Harris and sister-in-law of Jackie Game (Murray). Visiting will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 10 am until time of Funeral Service to celebrate Sharon’s life at 12 pm. Rev. Kim Gilliland officiating. Cremation to follow. If desired memorial donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their memories online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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REYNER, Richard “Dick” of Oldcastle, ON

Posted by on November 19, 2018

90 years, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Leamington Hospital. Late of Oldcastle. Loving husband of the late Helen (2004). Proud father of Joan Reyner, Jan Reyner (Deborah), Richard Reyner (Sherry) and Scott Reyner (Joie). Devoted Grandfather of Jan Michael, Jessica, Carley (Amadeus), Avery, Alexis, Brooke, Maybel, Natali and Emmett. Predeceased by his 3 sisters, Ann, Lottie and Lil. Dick was a lifelong farmer and had a passion for horses. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Avenue East, Essex (776-4233) on Wednesday from 2-5 and 7-9 pm and on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at St. Stephens Church 5280 Howard Ave., Oldcastle from 10 am until time of Funeral Service to celebrate Dick’s life at 11 am. Rev. Kim Metelka officiating. Interment St. Stephens Church Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Pulmonary Hypertension Foundation would be appreciated. Friends may send condolences at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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SHEPLEY, Christine (nee Deobald) of Essex

Posted by on November 19, 2018

passed away with her daughters by her side, on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Iler Lodge in Essex just short of her 99 birthday which would have been October 28. Predeceased by her loving husband Harold Shepley (1993). Cherished Mom of Katharine and Marc Gagnon, Susan and Chris Clark and Darlene and the late Neil Robinson (2016). Lovingly remembered as “Ma” by her grandchildren, Jeff & Lorraine Gagnon, Joey & Jennifer Gagnon, Christina & Jason Hodgson, Tom & Renee Robinson, Amy & Jason Stroud, Rodney Clark, Sarah Clark & John, Adam Clark & Jen. Proud Great Grandmother of Kaitlyn & Kyle Gagnon, Ariana, Gabrielle & Miranda Gagnon, Hailey & Ben Hodgson, Avery & Kylee Robinson, Brenna Clark, Sophia, Selena & Steven Stroud, Nathan & Logan Clark. Dearest sister of Paulena and predeceased by brothers, Con, Leo, George, John, Bill, Albert & sisters, Elsie, Sophie& Lily. Survived by her in-laws, Shirley Hartley, Carole & Allan Curley, Jackie & Milt Charette. She will also be sadly missed by Doris Hawley and Pearl Huber. Fondly remembered by many nieces & nephews. Christine will always be remembered for her devotion to her family and the many baked goods & meals she so enjoyed giving everyone. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 9:30 am until time of Celebration of Christine’s life at 11 am. Interment to follow at Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville. If desired, memorial donations made to the Essex or McGregor Food Banks or Community Living Essex County would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their memories online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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