Epp, Jacob G.

Posted by on May 18, 2017

Epp, Jacob G.

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

 

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HARDER, MORGAN

Posted by on May 18, 2017

HARDER, MORGAN

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

 

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NAJM, Najm of Leamington, ON

Posted by on May 11, 2017

NAJM, Najm

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

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

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

Posted by on May 10, 2017

McKinnon, Gertrude Ann (nee Preston)

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

 

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Filed Under: Windsor

BACHMEIER, Petrous (Peter) of Wheatley

Posted by on May 7, 2017

BACHMEIER, Petrous (Peter)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Filed Under: Ontario, Windsor

FRANKLIN, Bruce “Shorty” of Leamington ON

Posted by on May 7, 2017

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

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

Koop, Henry of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on May 2, 2017

Koop, Henry

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

 

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Filed Under: Windsor

Jenkins, Albert: of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on April 30, 2017

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

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ONDEJKO, Walter of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on April 24, 2017

ONDEJKO, Walter

1933 – 2017

84 years, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017 surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of the late Mitzi (1981). Much loved father of 8 children, Debbie, Mark, Tim, Steve (Kellie), John, Diane (Jeff), Bob (Tatiana) and Lisa (Keith). Loving grandpa of Lauren, Christopher, Tyler (Dayna), Ashley (Braden), Alexis, Austin, Brooke (Sean), Steven, Bianca, Mara, Kyle, Owen, Marissa, Amanda and Nadia. Great grandpa to Teddy. Remembered by his sisters, Anna Dew, Marilan Neilipovitz and Peggy DeVries. Predeceased by brother Paul. Walter was born in Czechoslovakia and came to Canada as a young child. He was a proud member of Leamington’s agricultural community for over 60 years. He loved baseball, hockey, scenic country drives, family meals and spending time with his grandkids. Special thanks to the Sun Parlor Home for all their genuine care and compassion and all caregivers who have provided loving care over the years. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Sunday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Walter’s life at the Funeral Home on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 11 a.m. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Sun Parlor Home Auxiliary or the charity of your choice. Family and friends are invited to share stories, words of comfort or make a charitable contribution at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2856/Walter-Ondejko/obituary.html#tribute-start

 

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Filed Under: Windsor

MacVicar, Charles of Kingsville and formerly Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on April 19, 2017

MacVicar, Charles

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

 

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Filed Under: Windsor

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

Posted by on April 19, 2017

Hamel, Clarisse Charlotte (nee Skipper)

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

“Goodnight God Bless You…”

 

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Filed Under: Windsor

Janzen, Ron of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on April 13, 2017

Janzen, Ron

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

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Kirkness, Mervin Malcolm of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on April 12, 2017

Kirkness, Mervin Malcolm

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

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

HANSEN, Karen of Kingsville

Posted by on April 9, 2017

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

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

Dick, Jacob late of Leamington and formerly of Ottawa and Vineland

Posted by on April 6, 2017

Dick, Jacob

85 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday April 6, 2017 at the Leamington Mennonite Home. Formerly of Ottawa and Vineland. Beloved husband of Helene. Dear father of Chris (Jackie Sorley), Fred (Karen Townsend). Loving Opa of Audrey. Dear brother of Helen Epp (the late Frank), Walter (Elsie), the late Katie Warkentin (the late Peter) and the late Agatha Dick. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Sunday 3-5 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Jacob’s life, from the Leamington United Mennonite Church, 78 Oak Street East Leamington on Monday April 10, 2017 at 11 a.m. Rev. Cathrin van Sintern-Dick officiating. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Mennonite Central Committee. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2841/Jacob-Dick/obituary.html#content-start.

 

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Filed Under: London, Ottawa, Windsor

Wigfield, Garth of Kingsville, Ontario

Posted by on April 6, 2017

Wigfield, Garth

91 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday April 6, 2017 at Royal Oak Long Term Care, Kingsville with his beloved wife Betty of 71 years and his loving family by his side. Dear father of Jim (Sue), Richard (Laurel), Gary (Maria), Ted (Margaret). Loving grandfather of Cora Lee, Kevin, Kim Crul (Maurice), Chris (Karen), Melissa Pinch, Daniel, Mikayla, Mark (Brittany), Amanda and Scott. Adored great grandfather of 9. Dear brother of Madeline Wharram (the late Doug), the late Wilma Dickinson (the late Ken), the late Jack (Marie), Donn (Joyce), Mac (Marlise). Dear brother-in-law of the late Mary O’Connell, the late Rose Hendershott (the late Fred). Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. Garth enjoyed the outdoors, including hunting, fishing at his cottage as well as blue grass and gardening.

Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Sunday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate Garth’s life, from the funeral home on Monday April 10, 2017 at 11 a.m. Rev. Jack Glover officiating. Interment Erie Memorial Gardens Leamington. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the M.S. Society, Autism Services Inc., Windsor or Canadian Cancer Society.

Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2840/Garth-Wigfield/obituary.html#tribute-start.

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Loutfallah Hanna, Soussane (nee Nohra) of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on April 4, 2017

Loutfallah Hanna, Soussane (nee Nohra)

96 years, passed away peacefully at the Sun Parlor Home on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Sarkis Hanna (2015). Adored and cherished aunt, and second mother to Bakhos Hanna (Marlene), Nada Khalaf (George), Gisele Boutros (Jim), Jacques Hanna, Joseph Hanna (Maryann), Theresa Hanna, Susan Mikhail (Joe), Paul Hanna (Krista). Dearest sister of the late Yousef (the late Chamma), the late Sarkis (the late Rosa), Meseheya Saad (Aldo), the late Michael (Soumya), David (Adla), Theresa Raheb (the late Paul), Chaker (Theresa), Bakhos (Warda) and late Antonios (Marie). Sister-in-law of the late Antonios Hanna (Genevieve), the late Paul Hanna (late Mouna). She will be missed by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews in Canada, Lebanon and Venezuela. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Tuesday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers 8 p.m. Tuesday. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at St. Anthony’s Parish, 280 Talbot Street East, Leamington, on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 10 a.m. Entombment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery to follow. Mons. Charles Saad officiating. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2838/Soussane-Loutfallah-Hanna/obituary.html#tribute-start

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Mellow, Murray of Leamington, ON

Posted by on March 31, 2017

Murray Mellow

Absent from the body, present with the Lord. Murray Everett Mellow passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband for 63 years of Joyce Mellow (nee Carter). Cherished father of Richard (Deb Adamson) Mellow of Wheatley, Patti (John) Robinson and Karen Mellow (Don Joyce) of Leamington and Robert Mellow of Tiverton. Loving Grandfather of David (Sarah) Pavao, Jen (Scott) Douglas, Mark Mellow-Pavao (Julie), Chris Robinson, Matt (Suzanne) Robinson, Drew Mellow (Cassandra), Jordan (Jenn) Mellow. Papa was also the adored great-grandfather of 5. He is survived by one sister Nina Towle, sisters-in-law Jean Arthurs, Joan (Ralph) Mellow and Marlene (Bill Roach). Predeceased by sisters Verna Wilkinson, Joy Spencer and brother Albert Mellow. Murray joined the Leamington Police Department on April 15, 1958 rising in rank to the position of Deputy Chief. He retired on April 17, 1987 after 29 years of faithful service to the community that he loved. He was a member of the First Baptist Church Leamington, serving his Lord and church family on the Finance and Resource Board, as church Trustee and in many other ways. “Uncle Murray” will be sorely missed by his loving church family. Murray was also a talented woodworker. Visitation will be held at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 2-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 3 Fox Street, Leamington. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the First Baptist Church Treasures Fund or to Samaritan’s Purse Canada. Family and friends are invited to share their stories, words of comfort or make a charitable contribution at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2833/Murray-Mellow/obituary.html#tribute-start

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Festa Raposo, Maria Almerinda of Leamington, ON

Posted by on March 31, 2017

Festa Raposo, Maria Almerinda

91 years, passed away Sunday March 26, 2017 at the Sun Parlour Home for Seniors. Beloved wife of the late Manuel Festa (1990) and the late Manuel Raposo (2010). Dear mother of Bert (Francie), Rico (Susan), Manuel (Teresa). Loving Vavo of David, Emily and David Bohdal, Joshua, the late Stephanie (2010), Lucas and Zachary, Darryl, Jordon and Travis and great Bisavo of Daviney, Denver, Delaney, Dallas and Declan. Dear sister of Iberia Festa, Zenaida Raposo (Silverio), Odette Oliveira (the late Joe), Yvonne Farias (the late Manuel). Predeceased by 3 brothers Abel Resendes, Armando Demelo and Alfred Demelo and by 2 sisters Germana Demelo and Maria Resendes. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive.Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Thursday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and on Friday March 31, 2017 at St. Michael’s Church, 21 Elliott Street Leamington from 9 a.m. until Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Erie Shores Hospice or Alzheimer Society.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

BRANCO: Roger of Leamington

Posted by on March 25, 2017

Branco: Roger

A resident of Leamington, Roger Branco passed away suddenly on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Leamington District Memorial Hospital at the age of 57. He was born in Leamington and was the son of the late Rogerio and Ermelinda Branco. Son-in-law to Gabrielle and Ben Barnden. Loving husband of Carole Branco for 35 years. Dear father of Jason Branco and fiance Vanessa Kuehnappel. Big brother to Susie Sousa and the late Joe Sousa. Favourite Godfather to Kyle, Caitlin, Jenna Sousa and Kristie Azar and the late Jason Sousa. Brother-in-law to Lise Gerstheimer and her husband Greg, Gail Hughes and her husband Mark and Gisele Gauthier. Roger will also be dearly missed by many nieces and nephews. Roger was a dedicated employee of Omstead and Cavendish with over 40 years of dedicated service to the company and his colleagues. He will always be remembered as a Free Spirit with an infectious laugh and zest for life. Family and friends will be received at Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St. Leamington (519- 326-2631) on Monday from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at St. Michael’s Church, 29 Elliott St., Leamington,at 10:00 am. Interment to follow at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Leamington. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the family would be appreciated. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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Filed Under: Ontario, Windsor

Cowan-Eede, May (nee Crawford) of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on March 21, 2017

Cowan-Eede, May (nee Crawford)

Passed away peacefully in her 97th year on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Franklin Gardens Long Term Care. May was the beloved wife of the late Andrew Frederick Cowan (1940-1986) and the late William Eede (1990-2000). May is survived by her four sons and only daughter, Tom Cowan (Joanne), Larry Cowan (Marjorie), all of Mt. Brydges; Robert Cowan (Ruby), Kingsville; Dale Cowan (Karon), Embro; Nancy Kettle (Larry), Leamington. She is also survived by her ten grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren, Chad & Julie (Samantha & Sydney), Cori & Paul (Molly & Katie), Chris & Heather (McKenna & Easton), Kyle & Martha (Audrey), Ryan & Melissa (Ethan & Reese), Renata & Ryan (Cooper & Dawson), Julia & Eric (Isabella), Lisa & Adam, Jeremy, Matt & Holly (Brinley & Harper). May was predeceased by her sister Jean Balkwill (2012). May’s family would like to thank the staff at Franklin Gardens for their exceptional care over the past 10 years. Cremation has taken place. A private family memorial service will follow. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631). If you wish to donate in May’s memory, the family has asked that donations be made to the Franklin Gardens Long Term Care Residence or to a charity of your choice. Family & Friends may share their memories or make an online donation at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2824/May-Cowan-Eede/obituary.html#tribute-start

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Latino, Dina of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on March 18, 2017

94 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 15, 2017 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved wife for 70 years to the late Giovanni (2014). Dear mother of Antonietta Del Ciancio (Tony), Chiara Grossi (the late Joe). Loving Nonna of Lisa and Cary Malott, Joe and Carrie Grossi and Great Nonna of Spencer, Morgan, Bianca and Matteo. Dear sister of the late Venerina Paglione (the late Domenico). Dear sister-in-law of Antonio and Maria Latino, Giuseppe and Maria Latino. Predeceased by sisters-in-law Dina and Vincenza Latino, Yolanda and Alessandro Masciullo, Venerina and Vespaziano Di Tiello, Ernesta Latino, and brothers-in-law Ambrozio and Cloridea Latino, Tomaso and Rina Latino. Several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Sunday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and Monday March 20, 2017 at St. Michael’s Church, 21 Elliott Street Leamington from 9 a.m. until Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. Entombment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to St. Michael’s Church Building Fund or Erie Shores Hospice. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

Hillman, Edna (nee Heil) of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on March 17, 2017

Hillman, Edna (nee Heil)

88 years, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family on Thursday March 16, 2017 at Erie Shores Hospice. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence “Baldy” (2016). Loving mother of David and his wife Bonnie, Dennis and his wife Janis. Adored grandmother of Derek, Craig (Jessica), Erica Grainger (Jason), Kirk (Krystle), Krista, (Neil Eastmond) and proud great grandmother of Caitlyn, Lauren, Liam, Graeme and Nayla. Dear sister of Norma Wright (late Al), sister-in laws Ruth Girardin and Donna Heil. Predeceased by siblings Ken Girardin, Dorothy Cavanaugh (late Malen), Ben Heil (late Mildred), Earl Heil (late Ad), Jim Heil, Glen Heil, Helen Bacon (late Henry). Adored aunt to numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Edna was a longtime member of Hillman United Church as well as Peachland Rebekah Lodge member for over 70 years. As per Edna’s request, cremation has taken place. Memorial visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington (519-326-2631) on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Service to celebrate Edna’s life at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Hillman United Church or Erie Shores Hospice in Leamington. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2823/Edna-Hillman/obituary.html#tribute-start.

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Youssef, Raya of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on March 17, 2017

Youssef, Raya

90 years, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family on Wednesday March 15, 2017 at Erie Shores Hospice. Beloved wife of the late Antonios (2007)

Dear mother of Mary Betlehem (Joseph), Max (the late Maryanne) (Dee), Hazel Sibbald (Joe), Linda Hunter (the late Terry) (Zane), Diane Brouillard (the late Yves), Tami Youssef (Duane), Rene Youssef (Paul). Loving grandmother of 8 and 10 great grandchildren. Predeceased by grandson Andrew Betlehem (2005). Dear sister of the late Louie Elias (the late Georgette), the late Paul Elias (the late Tamam), Adele Sarkis (the late Joe), the late Wajeh Elias (Messika), Mary Nohra (Wajeh), Sam Elias (Laurice), Max Elias (Marie). Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Thursday 7-9 p.m. and Friday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection at St. Anthony’s Parish, 280 Talbot Road East Leamington on Saturday March 18, 2017 at 10 a.m. Entombment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.

Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2822/Raya-Laura-Youssef/obituary.html#tribute-start.

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Schmidt, Anita of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on March 16, 2017

Schmidt, Anita

An aficionado of words, travel, fashion and family, Anita Schmidt, nee Brown, passed away on March 14, 2017, at the age of 66. She was loved enormously by her husband Ken, children Juliette, Jana and Brad, spirited grandchildren Sebastian and Magdalen, and many kindred friends. Anita quietly appreciated the world as it was whether from a window in her home, the deck of a villa in Sicily, the top of a mountain in Gros Morne, the beaches of Rhodes, or a balcony overlooking the sea in Beirut. She could often be found with her face turned to the sun, like the flowers in the gardens she cultivated so tenderly. We will be celebrating her life during a visitation at Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street (519-326-2631) on Thursday, March 16 (2-5pm, 7-9pm), followed by a service at North Leamington United Mennonite Church on Friday, March 17 at 2pm. Donations can be made in her memory to The ALS Society of (Windsor) Essex County online at www.alswindsor.ca or by cheque at the funeral home. http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2818/Anita-Schmidt/obituary.html#tribute-start

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor