Taves, Benjamin Jacob of Leamington

Posted by on July 15, 2018

October 7, 1929 – July 13, 2018 passed away suddenly at Erie Shores Healthcare. Ben leaves behind his loving and devoted wife of 61 years Anita Jane (nee Dick). Awesome father to David (Michelle), Elaine Incitti (Franco) and the late Peter (1990). Amazing Opa to Andrew (Erin), Holley, Zack (Rachel), Deryck (Rachel), Keith (Jennifer), Nigel and Great Opa to Quinn, Meadow, Myles and Marabella. Dear brother of Frank (Alice), John (Janet). Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. Predeceased by his parents Jacob and Adina, sister Annie and brother William. Ben was a life long learner. He began his teaching career in Leamington, taught in Windsor and then became a Principal in Chatham. He was offered the Principalship for the new school in Wheatley by the Kent County Board of Education where he patrolled the halls of the school for more than 20 years. He was a very devoted member of the congregation of Faith Everlasting Church. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Monday 2-5 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Ben’s life, from the funeral home on Tuesday July 17, 2018 at 1 p.m. Rev. Larry Brush officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Leamington. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Faith Everlasting Church, MCC or the Gideons. II Corinthians 5:17. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

Cziraky, Anna of Kingsville

Posted by on July 15, 2018

73 years, passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Windsor Regional Hospital, Ouellette Campus. Beloved wife of Frank. Dear mother of Frank Jr. (Lori), Michael, Stephen (Melisa). Loving grandmother of Jessica Cziraky (Claudio Capoccia), Ryan, Tyler, Juliana, Samuel, Alexa and Jenna. Dear daughter-in-law of Elizabeth Cziraky and the late Frank. Dear sister of Martha Neveau (Ray), Alex Szecsodi (Joan). Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Monday July 16, 2018 from 2-5 p.m. and 7 pm. until time of Funeral Service at 8 p.m. Fr. Tom Ferrera officiating. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the charity of your choice. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

Bigley, Doug of Leamington, ON

Posted by on July 10, 2018

63 years, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family on Monday July 9, 2018 at Windsor Regional Hospital “Met Campus”. Beloved husband of the late Lynn Ann (2016). Dear father of Doug Jr. (Kelly) and the late Stacey (2016) (Chantal). Loving grandfather of Cody, Darian, Sebastian and great grandfather of Paisley and Presley. Dear brother of Jack (Allison), Dawn Young (Dave), Rob (Lou Ann), Dave (Sherri), Jamie, Mary Hutchinson (Tim), Bill (Cheryl), Jeanie Kerekes (Ken). Doug is also survived by several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. At Doug’s request there will be no visitation or funeral service. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Erie Shores Hospice. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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WIEBE, Helen of Leamington, ON

Posted by on July 5, 2018

WIEBE, Helen
94 years, went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at the Leamington Mennonite Home. Beloved and faithful wife of the late Henry Wiebe (2010) for 63 years. Dear mother of Rudy Wiebe (Marlene), Ruth Martin (Dave), Cathy Wascher (Helmut), Marg Wohlgemut (Ben), Henry Wiebe (Mary Ann), David Wiebe (Patti), Andy Wiebe (Carol). Loving grandmother of 16 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Erna Hamm (late Cornelius), the late Marie Janzen, and late siblings, Pete, Frank, Ben, Margaret, Evangeline, and John. Helen was a self educated avid reader. Helen’s family wish to thank the Leamington Mennonite Home for their loving care. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Monday, July 9, 2018 from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Memorial Service to celebrate Helen’s life at Meadow Brook Church, 219 Talbot Street East, Leamington on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Leamington Mennonite Home or Global Scholars Canada. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Windsor

Wachholz, Carl Henry of Windsor, Ontario

Posted by on July 3, 2018

Wachholz, Carl Henry
August 19, 1972 – July 2, 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Carl with his family by his side on July 2, 2018 at the young age of 45. Beloved son of Karl-Heinz and Kathleen Wachholz. Big brother to Angie Ames (Matt). Adored uncle to Lucas and Allie. Dear nephew of Hartmut Wachholz (Waltraud), Hugo Wachholz, Wolfgang Wachholz (Waltraud) and Ursula Schmuck (Hilmar); along with many cousins in Germany and England. Carl was a partner at Renaud and Partners LLP in Windsor and will be terribly missed by his colleagues and many many friends.
Special thanks to all staff at Windsor Regional Hospital, Tayfour Rehab and Sunrise of Windsor for all of the care provided to Carl during this last year. Visitation will be held at Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Sunday 2-5 and 7-9 pm. Memorial Service to celebrate Carl’s life will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 311 Sherk St., Leamington on Monday, July 8, 2018 at 11 am. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to Prostate Cancer Canada or a children’s charity of your choice would be appreciated. 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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Dufour, Bella Rita of Kingsville, Ontario

Posted by on July 3, 2018

Dufour, Bella Rita passed away peacefully at Erie Shores Hospice on Monday July 2, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late John Paul Dufour (1982). Dear mother of Carrie Hillman (Bob), Greg Dufour (Mieke), Christina Staples (John), Cathy Dufour, Lori Harris (Mike), John Dufour (Rose), Paul Dufour (Maria). Bella will be missed by her grandchildren, Matthew Staples (Alyssa), Erin Harris (Jeremy), Kyle Hillman (Shannon), David Dufour (Karlin), Jason Staples (Emily), Daniel Harris (Michelle), Kate Hillman (Zoee), Jessica Springer (Brandon), Jonathan Dufour, Mackenzie Dufour, Riley Dufour, Laura Dufour and Emily Dufour and her great grandchildren Christopher, Mia and Mason. Bella was predeceased by her beloved sister Lenore Bastien (2012) and brother Archie Simard (2010). She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Memorial visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre 14 Russell Street Leamington on Wednesday 2-5 pm. and 7-9 pm. Memorial Service to celebrate Bella’s life from the funeral home on Thursday July 5, 2018 at 11 a.m. Fr. Tony Del Ciancio officiating. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Hospice of Windsor and Essex County. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Elvira Yacoub for her many years of care, the staff and volunteers at Erie Shores Hospice and a special thank you to Gayle, her PSW. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

PEHLEMAN, Madeline (nee Mole) of Essex

Posted by on June 26, 2018

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Erie Shores Hospice. Beloved wife of the late Donald (2004). Loving mother of Paul Pehleman (Adelene), Vanessa Gee (Tom) and Randy Pehleman (Dorie). Was loved and adored by her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Madeline was predeceased by her parents, Ray and Grace Mole, in-laws Trevor and Lena Pehleman and brother Murray Mole. Dear sister-in-law of Ruth Astbury (late George) and the late Austin and late Isabelle Batley. Madeline was born Margaret Scott Clingan. She drove school bus for 25 years. She was also a volunteer and committee member with the Co-An Park Cancer Jamboree in McGregor for 29 years. She was a proud longtime member of Woodslee United Church. Family and friends will be received for visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E, Essex (519-776-4233) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The Funeral Service to celebrate Madeline’s life will be held from the funeral home on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 11:30 am with visiting half hour prior. Rev. Jim Hatt officiating. Interment to follow at Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville. If desired memorial donations made to Windsor Regional Cancer Centre or Erie Shores Hospice 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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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

Quick, Norman Douglas of Leamington, ON

Posted by on June 22, 2018

Quick, Norman Douglas
87 years, passed away peacefully at Ere Shores HealthCare in Leamington on Thursday, June 21, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Jessie (Cowlan) (2010). Loving father of Doug and Val, David, Lisa and Andy (DenHollander). Proud grandfather of Kat and Neil Guenther, Mike and Tonya Quick, Tyler and Mason DenHollander. Also 4 great grandchildren. Dear brother of the late Don and Carmen Quick, Russ and Bessie Quick, Joyce Claus and her late husband Lou, the late Floyd Quick, the late Doris and Gerald Bailey, Eleanor Stevenson and her late husband Larry, Marj and Doug Innes. Brother-in-law of Bert and Barb Cowlan, Fred and Mary Jean Cowlan, The late Elaine and her husband Wes Martinek, Doreen and Sam Horton, Ida Jean and Lloyd Bovin. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Visiting on Monday, June 25, 2018 from 9:30 am until time of Celebration of Norm’s Life at 11 am. Services will be held at Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations made by cheque to The Gideons or Bible Centred Ministry (BCM Canada) would be appreciated. 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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Vourakes, Peter of Leamington, ON

Posted by on June 22, 2018

Vourakes, Peter
91 years, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at the Sun Parlor Home. Beloved husband of Margarita (Samaras). Dear father of Michael Vourakes (Melida Renwitz), Taki Vourakes (Melanie), Kelly MacDonald (Greg), Athena Bot (Neil). Loving grandfather of Maggie, Nicholas, Peter, Alexander, Mitchell, Michael, Colum, and Kelston. Dear brother of the late Xrisoula Glesakos, the late Vasili Vourakes, Sofia Atlidakis, and Tasia Lambrou. Peter will be missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Peter was the owner and operator of the Mill Bar, Tropicana Restaurant, Leamington Dock Restaurant & Banquet Hall and Tropsy’s Deli. He was an integral part of Leamington contributing to many community events and charities. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Monday 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Peter’s life on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 11 a.m. Entombment Erie Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Alzheimer Society. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Windsor

CREVE, Florimond of Leamington

Posted by on June 17, 2018

89 years, passed away with his family at his side on June 17, 2018 at Erie Shores HealthCare. Beloved husband of Irene for 61 years. Loving father of Simone Seres (Frank), Florent Creve (Guylaine), John Creve (Leslie), Debbie Wiebe (Aaron) and predeceased by Florent Creve, Rosemary Creve and son-in-law Bill Dick. Cherished Grandpa of Christopher, Sonya, Alan, Skylar, Cody, Matthew, Brianna, Taylor, Dillan and great grandfather of Abbey and Michael. Dear brother of Yvonne Sys (late Maurice) and the late George Creve (Lady). Brother-in-law of Mary Vercruysse (the late Roger), Yvonne Zajacz (the late John) and the late Denise DeGoey (Tony). Will be missed by several nieces and nephews. Flor was an avid pigeon fancier. He was a life long farmer in Leamington. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 6-9 p.m. Visiting continues at St. Michael’s Church, 29 Elliott Street, Leamington on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. until the Mass of the Resurrection at 10:30 a.m. Fr. Michael O’Brien celebrant. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations made by cheque to Erie Shores Hospice would be appreciated. Share words of comfort or make a donation at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Taylor, Norma Jean of Leamington

Posted by on June 17, 2018

91 years, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on June 16, 2018 at Erie Shores Hospice. Beloved wife of the late George Patrick Taylor (1988). Loving mother of Pat Demetriou (Andy), Chris Francey (the late Al), Kathy Gerhardt (Tony), Marcia Bachmeier, and Scott Taylor. Cherished Nana of 7 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. Survived by many nieces and nephews in England. Norma was loved by all that knew her and was the Matriarch of her family. The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers of Erie Shores Hospice for all of the care and support of their mother and family. Also, thank you to Hogs for Hospice for everything they do. As per Norma’s wishes, a private family Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. If desired, memorial donations made by cheque to Erie Shores Hospice would be appreciated. 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
Nana means everything to everyone who loves her.

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HAMM, Richard of Ruthven

Posted by on June 17, 2018

62 years, passed away peacefully at his beloved Olinda home surrounded by family and friends. Beloved husband of Lori. Loving father of Nicole (Damon) Hynes and the late Michael (2009). Stepfather of the late Nicolas Hoffman, Nathaniel (Heather) Hoffman and Katrina Heminger. Cherished Papa of Bridget, Danny and Garrett. Dear son of the late George (1999) and Erica (Jake) Hamm. Dear brother of Ron Hamm and Robert (Sandy) Hamm. Son-in-law of James (Nan) Schuett and Sharon Schuett. Uncle of Tim (Tiffany) Hamm and Stefany Hamm. Rich will be missed by his friend Patti Leslie, his extended family and many people he has touched through his life with his generous personality. Rich had a love of travel and was able to see many parts of the world through his construction company R.G. Hamm Construction. He was also the proud owner of Scudder Beach Bar and Grill on Pelee Island for 21 years. Rich had a tough exterior and a heart of gold, always seeing the best in everyone. A special thanks to Dave Thibideau for all of his help with Rich. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visiting at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Richard’s Life will take place on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 1-3p.m. at Scudder Beach Bar and Grill, Pelee Island. If desired, memorial donations made by cheque to Pelee Island Public School Playground Fund or Canadian Cancer Society. Share words of comfort or make a donation at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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FREEMAN, Jane Marie (nee White) of Leamington

Posted by on June 11, 2018

Age 76, passed away peacefully on the morning of June 10, 2018, at Erie Shores Hospice. She was born February 3, 1942, to George and Utah White. In 1972, she married her best friend and love, Doug Freeman. Together, they created 37 years of adventures and memories, separated only by his death in 2010. Jane grew up a farm girl who understood the value of hard work, for herself and those around her. She was a voracious reader of historical romances and was a big fan of TMZ. Jane is survived by her daughter, Melanie, and brother, Richard White. Predeceased by her sister-in-law Suzanne White (2004). She will be missed by and held in the hearts of her many nieces and nephews. In following Jane’s wishes, private family cremation services have taken place. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that if desired, donations may be made in her memory to Erie Shores Hospice by contacting Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, Essex (519-776-4233). Family and friends are invited to share their memories or make a donation online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Sarnia, Windsor

BRIDGEN, Greg of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on June 2, 2018

BRIDGEN, Greg
58 years, passed away suddenly on Wednesday May 30, 2018 at Erie Shores Healthcare. Beloved husband of Roni. Dear father of Steve Bridgen (Lisa) and Stephanie Piunno (John). Loving grandpa of Lorenzo and Sophia. Dear son of Jack and the late Donna Bridgen and son-in-law of the late Tony and the late Betty Simon. Dear brother of Shelley Sonneveld (late Jack), Mark Bridgen (Chris) and Jodi Grubb (Lawrence) and brother-in-law of the late Paul Semaan (Hasna), Nancy Sarkis (Marcel), Tilly Simon (Max), Rose Belisle (late Marc). Greg will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Greg owned and operated Tech Tire/OK Tire in Leamington since 2003. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Sunday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection at St. Michael’s Church, 21 Elliott Street, Leamington on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 10 a.m. Entombment Erie Memorial Gardens. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Kroeker, Justina (nee Neudorf) of Leamington, ON

Posted by on May 30, 2018

Kroeker, Justina (nee Neudorf)
On Sunday, May 27, 2018 at the Leamington Mennonite Home, Justina’s family surrounded her with love and prayers as she went to be with her Lord and Saviour. She is now reunited with her beloved late husbands Cornelius Kroeker (2016) and Cornelius Driedger (1991) and her parents George and Elisabeth Neudorf. Loving mother of George Driedger (Nettie), Nancy Driedger (Richard Price), Liz Friesen (Henry), Isaac Driedger (Kathy), Helen Bergen (Neil), Ann Bueckert, Neil Driedger (Tina), Jack Driedger (Helen), Mary Fehr, Chrissy Bergen (Pete), Susan Pierce (John), Martha Gomez (Antonio) and predeceased by her daughter Christina. Cherished Grandma to 50 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. She is predeceased by all of her siblings and survived by many nieces and nephews. Justina will be fondly remembered by Cornelius’ children Tina Quiring (Neil), Pete (Nancy), Neil (Mary), John (Sue), Eva Jackson (Brian), Mary Resendes (Andy) and the late Jake (Mary) and their 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Friday from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to Celebrate Justina’s life will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 10 a.m. from the Bergthaler Mennonite Church, 413 Road 3 (Wilkinson Drive), Leamington. Bishop Henry Friesen officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. If you wish to donate in memory of Justina, her family has asked that donations, made by cheque, to the Alzheimer Society, would be appreciated. Family & friends may share their memories or leave an online condolence at www.reidfuneralhome.ca 
Justina was greatly loved and meant so much to all of us, just as we did to her, and she will forever be in our hearts and memories.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

REID, Edna of Edmonton, AB and formerly Leamington, ON

Posted by on May 30, 2018

REID, Edna
December 26, 1915 – February 9, 2018
Edna slipped away on February 9th, in Edmonton, 102 years after her birth in Wheatley, Ontario. She attended Normal School in London, Ontario and had a short career as a teacher before marrying Morley Reid in 1939 and moving to his farm near Leamington, Ontario. In 2003, her daughter Elizabeth moved Edna and son Robert to Edmonton. Edna was predeceased by her husband Morley in 1994, and her son Robert in 2005. She is survived by her daughter Elizabeth Atherton-Reid, her son-in-law Noel McNaughton, granddaughters Jill Cunningham (Terry Olsen) and Marcy Cunningham, and great-granddaughters Ella, Halle and Chloe Olsen. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St., Leamington (519-326-2631) on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 1 pm until time of Memorial Service to celebrate Edna’s life at 2 pm. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to a charity of your choice 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: Chatham-Kent, Edmonton, Windsor

STEPHARNOFF, Ann of Leamington, ON

Posted by on May 24, 2018

STEPHARNOFF, Ann
84 years, passed away to be with her Lord and Saviour on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Erie Shores Healthcare. Loving sister of Raymond Stepharnoff (Marion), the late George Stepharnoff, the late Arthur Stepharnoff, the late Ethel Brown (the late Marwell), the late Roy Stepharnoff, the late Shirley Wright (the late John), the late Gordon “Gus” Stepharnoff (Jan), the late Winifred Ferguson (the late Gerry). Beloved Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Dear friend to many. Predeceased by her parents, Eva and William Stepharnoff. Special thanks to Dr. Gow, Dr. Tawil, and staff at Erie Shores Healthcare and Leamington Mennonite Home. With respect for Ann’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Private Memorial Service will be held. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Leamington Mennonite Home by contacting the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631). Friends may share memories and make donations at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Windsor

Fittler, Helen of Leamington, ON

Posted by on May 23, 2018

Fittler, Helen
86 years, passed away peacefully, in her family’s arms on Monday, May 21, 2018 at the Leamington Mennonite Home. Beloved wife of the late John (2008) for 50 years. Dear mother of Linda and Barry Keohan, Erna and Steve Bujna, John and Jennifer Fittler. Loving Oma of Mason, Vivienne, Stephanie and Lukas, Brittney, Ashley and Giuliano and great Oma of Nico and Gianluca. Dear sister of Mary Freiter (the late Gerhard), the late John Schartner (Elfrieda), George Schartner (Gisela) and the late Elizabeth Toews (the late Werner) and sister-in-law of the late George Fittler, the late Steve Fittler (Hilda), Frank Fittler (the late Susie), Helmut Fittler (Sandra), Willy Fittler (Margaret). Helen will be missed by many nieces, nephews and so many friends. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Wednesday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Helen’s life at Leamington United Mennonite Church, 78 Oak Street East, Leamington on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 11a.m. Pastor Victor Winter officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, 366 Talbot Street West, Leamington. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the U.M.E.I. (United Mennonite Education Institute) or Leamington Mennonite Home. Friends may send condolences at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Dickin, Bruce of Leamington, ON

Posted by on May 18, 2018

Dickin, Bruce
88 years, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Windsor Regional Hospital Metropolitan Campus. Beloved husband of the late June (2013). Loving father of Brenda Kir (Dan) and Alisa Bonner (Don). Loving grandfather of 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Bruce was predeceased by his sister Doris Roe (late Russ). Survived by his nieces and nephews. Memorial visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St., Leamington (519-326-2631) Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 9 am until time of Memorial Service to celebrate Bruce’s life at 11 am. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations made to Erie Shores Hospice would be appreciated. Online donations and words of comfort and remembrance may be shared at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Mastronardi, Amedeo of Leamington, ON

Posted by on May 18, 2018

Mastronardi, Amedeo
88 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the Sun Parlor Home in Leamington. Beloved husband of Maria V. (Palomba) for 66 years. Loving father of Angelo and his wife Joni, Carlo and his wife Maria. Adored tata of Sabrina (Luis), Henry (Meghan), Kyle, Deborah (Peppe), Veronica, Karla, and proud great tata of Valentina, Marcella, Leonardo, Alessio and Ivano. Dear brother of the late Alesandro (late Gina), late Antonio (Rosina), late Annina Battista (late Amelio), Franca Palomba (late Guido), Agostino (Ida), late Diego (Ascenzina), Remo (Silvana), late Teresina Palomba (late Alessandro), late Adelina Palomba (late Antonio). Special uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Monday 2-5 and 7-9 pm and on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at St. Michael’s Church, 29 Elliott St., Leamington from 9:30 am until time of Mass of the Resurrection at 10:30 am. Entombment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations made to Erie Shores Health Foundation or the Sun Parlor Home would be appreciated. Online donations and words of remembrance may be shared at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Windsor

Peters, Johann ‘John’ of Leamington

Posted by on May 18, 2018

Peters, Johann ‘John’
53 years, passed away surrounded by family on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at W.R.H. – Ouellette Campus. Dearest father of Melissa Peters- Silverthorn. Beloved son of Agatha Peters, and John Peters. He is survived by his siblings Judy Stubberfield (Gary), Mary Foldesi (Randy), Neil (Ron Hamelin), Tina Alexander (Joel), and the late Jacob (1980). John will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 5-7 pm. If you wish to donate in John’s memory, the family has asked that donations, made by cheque, to the Muscular Dystrophy Association would be appreciated. Family & Friends may share their memories or make an online contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Zuidema, Sonia Jane of Leamington, ON

Posted by on May 16, 2018

Zuidema, Sonia Jane
43 years, passed away peacefully at home in Leamington on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Beloved wife of Steven for 20 years. Loving mother of MiKayla and Brayden. Adored daughter of Rosemary and Gary Heisler. Special granddaughter of Elsa Heisler (late John). Dear sister of Joanne Bateman (Paul) and their children Ryan and Emily. Sister-in-law of Carey Gray (Robert) and their children Cale and Kyra. Sonia will always be remembered by her many aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by grandparents Phyllis and Roy Cole, and John and Louise Zuidema. The family wishes to sincerely thank CCAC and all of Sonia’s caregivers from over the years. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Friday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at St. Michael’s Church, 29 Elliott St., Leamington from 9 a.m. until time of Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Huntington Society of Canada would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance and make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Windsor

MYER, Elaine of Leamington, ON

Posted by on May 16, 2018

MYER, Elaine
80 years, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Monday, May 14, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Rodney (2000). Dear mother of Lee (Edith) and Rev. Kim Metelka. Loving grandmother of Daniel (Kellie), Ellena (Ryan), the late Robert (2015), Jared, Arthur (Melissa), Brodie and great grandmother of Christian, Sophia, Bristol, and Killian. Dear companion of Bill Stein. Dear sister of Joyce Bastien (Don), the late Ray Brackenbury (Ev), the late Ron Brackenbury (Bette), and the late Bill Brackenbury. Dear mother-in-law of Pete Metelka. Elaine will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Visiting at the Olinda-Ruthven United Church, 1907 Queen Blvd, Ruthven on Friday, May 18, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. until time of the Funeral Service to celebrate Elaine’s life at 11 a.m. Rev. Olav Kitchen officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Olinda-Ruthven United Church. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Gerard, Ed of Essex, Ontario

Posted by on May 7, 2018

76 years, passed away with family by his side, on Monday, April 23, 2018 at Erie Shores Hospice. Loving husband of Carmel. Dearest father of Dave Gerard, Karen Schafer (Dave), and step-father of Don Taggart (Kelly), and Michelle Boughazale (Jeff). Dear Grandpa of Tristan, Devon and Savannah Gerard, Luca Schafer, Makayla and Peyton Taggart, Emelia and Sophia Boughazale. Brother of Fern Teskey (Don) and predeceased by his siblings Mary, Lenora, Tom, and Gertrude ‘Peggy’. Brother-in-law of Rita Laporte (Bernard), Ed Glasier
(Theresa), Betty Quinlan (Bob), Theresa Glasier, predeceased by Marie Mailloux (Paul) and Wayne Glasier. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Gwen Pinnsoneault, and the staff and volunteers at Erie Shores Hospice for their care and compassion. Memorial visiting will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from Lakepoint Family Church, 285 Talbot Street East, Leamington from 10 am until the time of Ed’s Homecoming Celebration at 1 pm. Pastor Nathan Albrecht officiating. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made, by cheque, to Erie Shores Hospice. Family & Friends may share their memories or make an online contribution at  or by contacting Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Avenue East, Essex (519-776-4233).

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

BISSONNETTE, Catherine (nee Rivest) of Essex, Ontario

Posted by on May 3, 2018

Was born August 1, 1929 and passed peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Iler Lodge in Essex. Beloved wife of the late Rosaire (2011) . Loving mother of Harold (Lila), Gordon, Susanne Maedel (Skip), Kenneth (Laurie), Linda Reder (Phil), Sheila Clark, Janet Lefler (Ron Beattie) and Kevin Bissonnette (Ginger). Adored Grandma of Sherri-Lynn (Cory), Terra (Kat), Jenna (Ross), Ryan, Melissa (Remy), Kyle, Jason (Amanda), Sara, Jazmine (Chris), Jessalyn, Lyra, Brooke and great grandma of Nolan, Stella, Miles, Maevyn and Kacey. Predeceased by her parents, John and Delores Rivest. Dearest sister of Angela Chauvin, Mike Rivest and predeceased by four brothers and four sisters. Dear sister-in-law of Florence Rivest, Jeannette Rivest, Vincent Bissonnette (Ida) and Jacqueline Bissonnette (late Stan). Catherine was a member of the C.W.L for more than 60 years. She enjoyed gardening, knitting, crocheting, baking, canning and volunteering in our community. The love for her family ran deep and she will be forever loved and remembered. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Avenue East, Essex (519-776-4233) on Sunday 2-5 and 7-9 pm and on Monday, May 7, 2018 at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 146 Talbot Street South, Essex from 10:00 am until time of Mass of the Resurrection at 10:30 am. Fr. Dave Boutette officiating. C.W.L. Prayers Sunday 3 pm. Interment to follow the mass at Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Staples. If desired memorial donations made to the Alzheimer Society or the Entertainment Programs at Iler Lodge 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: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

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