HARDER: Agnes (nee Friesen) of Leamington

Posted by on May 25, 2014

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A resident of Leamington, Agnes Harder passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014 at the Hospice Residence in Windsor, with her family by her side, following a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 65 . She was born in Chihuahua, Mexico, and was the daughter of Helen Friesen (nee Schmidt) and the late Abraham Friesen. Loving wife of Peter Harder for 45 years. Dear mother of Helen & Peter Sawatzky (2002), Annie Harder & Jacob Neufeld, Peter & Tina Harder, John & Helen Harder. Proud grandmother to Samantha (Ben), David, Brayden, Abbigail, Adam, Bailey, Xander and Griffin. Dear sister to Christine, Abe, Ben, Helen, Kathy, John, Jake, Henry and Sarah. Agnes will forever be remembered by her family and friends for her creativity in woodworking and crafts. She also had a passion for the outdoors and all it had to offer. Family and friends will be received at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519 326-2631) on Monday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Meadow Brook Fellowship Church, 219 Talbot St. E., Leamington from 1:00 p.m. until the Funeral Service to Celebrate Agnes’ life at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Jeph Maagdeleyn officiating. Interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Wheatley. Memorial donations to the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre or the Hospice of Windsor and Essex County would be appreciated by the family. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario, Windsor

YOUNG: Robert “Bob” Kenneth of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on May 23, 2014

Young Robert Paper copyPassed away at Leamington District Memorial Hospital at the age of 73 with his loving wife at his side, Wanda (nee Watson). Loving father of Kevin Young of Kelowna, B.C., Brenda Young of Kelowna, B.C. and Sherrie Spencer (Greg) of Belle River. Cherished Papa to Anthony, Brie-Lynn, Stephanie, Trevor, Kayla, Lauren and Matthew. Son of the late Robert Hugh and Elizabeth Rhoda. Predeceased by his brother Ron Young (2007). Visitation to take place at  Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St. Leamington (519-326-2631) on Sunday, May 25, 2014 from 2-5 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate Robert’s life on Monday, May 26, 2014 at 11 a.m. from the Funeral Home. Donations may be made in Robert’s memory to the Faith Everlasting Church. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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Friesen, Mary of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on May 21, 2014

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101 years, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Tuesday May 20, 2014 at the Leamington Mennonite Home. Beloved wife of the late Abe Friesen (1954). Dear mother of Rita and Victor Krueger of Elmira; Irma and Denny Davis of Mascoutah, Illinois; Walter and Yvonne Friesen of Orillia; Lydia and Barry Church of Grimsby. Loving grandmother of Alan Krueger and Margaret Szilassy, Greg and Joanne Krueger, Lynn Krueger and Ken Reid, Nancy and Josh Peterson, Dwayne and Michele Friesen, Bryon and Jen Friesen, Kent Friesen and Keri Closson, Paul Church and Kari Johnson, Kate and Tim Fish. Twenty-two great grandchildren also survive. Mary is predeceased by all her siblings, her husbands siblings and their spouses. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Friday 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday May 24, 2014 at Leamington United Mennonite Church, 78 Oak Street East Leamington from 10:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to M.C.C. or the Leamington Mennonite Home. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

DiMenna, Fermi of Ruthven

Posted by on May 19, 2014

DiMenna, Fermi paper48 years, passed away, surrounded by family, on Saturday, May17, 2014 at Hospice Residence. Beloved husband of Elizabeth (Untch). Loving father of Brandon Nicholas, Kristen Elizabeth and Darrin Fermi DiMenna. Dear son of Clotilde and Alfredo DiMenna. Dear brother of Dino DiMenna and wife Silvana and their children, Anthony and Cassia. Dear brother-in-law of John Untch and wife Erika, Helene Untch, Linda Bublitz and husband Marvin. Uncle of Werner Untch and wife Dayna, Richard Untch, Nicole, Kevin, Alyssa and Kayla Bublitz and great uncle of Randi-Lyn Meloche-Brunell. Fermi will be missed by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Tuesday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Fermi’s life at St. Michael’s Church, 21 Elliott St., Leamington on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 1 p.m. Fr. Ben Huyge officiating. Entombment Erie Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Leamington Hospital Foundation (Hospice). Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Windsor

CHURCHILL, Lena (Steer, nee Gardner)

Posted by on May 17, 2014

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89 years passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, May 16, 2014. Late of Windsor and formerly of Pelee Island. Beloved wife of the late Clifford Churchill (1997) and the late Fred Steer (1959). Cherished and devoted mother of Ed Steer (Bernice), Jerry Steer (Ginger), Larry Steer (Kathy), Roger Steer, Cheryl Steer (the late Harry Wood), Vicki Hillman, Tracey MacPherson (Jim). Loving grandmother of 16, great grandmother of 22 and great great grandmother of 1. Dear sister of George Gardner (Mary) and Joyce McCormick. Predeceased by 6 sisters and 4 brothers. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Lena’s life, from the Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Fr. Ben Huyge officiating. Interment at North Cemetery, Pelee Island on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 12 noon. Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundations would be appreciated by the family. Family & Friends may share their memories of Lena or make an online contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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Moavro, Giuseppe of Leamington

Posted by on May 17, 2014

MoavroGiuseppe Paper copy84 years, passed away peacefully on Friday, May16, 2014 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband of Maria Moavro for 57 years. Dear father of Diane Moavro and husband, the late Mike Pavlovic, Guglielmo Joe Moavro and wife Rossana, Dave Moavro and wife Brenda. Loving grandfather of Sabrina, Joseph, Michael, Lucas and Olivia. Dear brother of Maria and late husband Joe Policella. Predeceased by parents, Guglielmo and Antonina Moavro, brothers, Giovanni Moavro (Ida), Domenico Moavro (Josephine), Franco Moavro and sisters, Albina Sabelli (Antonio), Elisa Porrone (Nicola) and Liliana Palomba (Corrado). Giuseppe 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 Mass to celebrate Giuseppe’s life at St. Joseph’s Church, 310 Sherk Street, Leamington on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 10 a.m. Fr. Pat Fuerth officiating. Entombment Erie Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Canadian Cancer Society or Leamington Hospital Foundation (Hospice). Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Windsor

Cabral, Maria “Teresa” of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on May 15, 2014

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86 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Jose Cabral. Loving mother of Maria Resendes (Jose), Lino Cabral (Isabel), Jose Cabral. Cherished avo to Suezy, Michelle (Zdenko), Marc, Joseph, Michael, Bobby, Samantha, Julie (Chad), Kevin, Adam. Proud bisavo to 11 and trisavo to 1. Dear sister of Conceicao Charamba (Luziar), Luiza Resendes (late Manuel), sisters-in-law Eva Moniz and Deulinda Moniz. Predeceased by siblings Maria Sousa (late Ernesto), Adelina Resendes (late Joao), Manuel Moniz and Jose Moniz. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Monday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Maria’s life will be held at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, Wheatley, on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 11 a.m. Interment at Erie Cemetery, Wheatley to follow. Fr. Patrick Beneteau officiating. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Alzheimer Society. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

DRESSER, Glen Nelson of Ruthven, Ontario

Posted by on May 15, 2014

DRESSER, Glen Nelson, 83 years, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Florence (2009). Dear father of Kevin Dresser and Daphne Schwab and husband Paul. Loving grandfather of 5 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Visiting will be held at Trinity Anglican Church, 247 County Road 34 West, Cottam on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Christine Brouillard- Coyle officiating. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Trinity Anglican Church. Friends may send condolences by contacting the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre (519-326-2631) or at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

ZACK, Elizabeth Jean “Betty” of Windsor and formerly of Woodslee, Ontario

Posted by on May 13, 2014

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Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, May 12, 2014 at WRH – Ouellette Campus at 61 years of age. Loving daughter of the late John and Edith Zack. Special friend and life partner of Janis Bartlett. Dearest sister of Joan Belleau (Richard), Douglas Zack (Barb), Mary Zack, Cathy Strong (David) and Gregory Zack. Will also be remembered by Michael Bartlett (Sandi), Deborah Bartlett, Mark Bartlett (Bev), David Bartlett and predeceased by Patrick Bartlett. Dear aunt of her special niece Melissa Cowan, her nephew Rob Zack and many additional nieces and nephews. Betty loved her career as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner. She will be missed by many friends and colleagues at L.D.M.H, Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and Class III Southwinds Condos. The family was able to fulfill Betty’s wish of organ donation through Trillium Gift of Life. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation at Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex on Thursday, from 2-5 and 7-9 pm and on Friday, May 16, 2014 at St. John’s Church 1690 County Road 46, Woodslee from 10:00 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. Fr. Maurice Charbonneau officiating. Interment to follow at St. John’s Cemetery. If desired memorial donations made to Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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Leili, Anna of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on May 12, 2014

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92 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, May 9, 2014 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Leili (1973). Loving mother of the late Joseph Leili (late Elizabeth), Matilda Lecoq (Kleber), Elizabeth Pretli and friend Henry Kaiser (late George), the late Roland Leili, Ann Wuerch (Bill), Gerda Meixner (Walter), Stephen Leili and friend Cheryl Antic. Adored grandmother of 23 grandchildren and many great and great great grandchildren. Survived by sister Mary Hotz (late George), Martha Illes (Julius), brother-in-law Andy Pretli (late Linda). Predeceased by her mother and father Julia and Jacob Kreiter, sisters Elizabeth Borbash (late John), Matilda Pretli (late Jacob), brother Stephen Kreiter. Dear aunt to numerous nieces and nephews. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Monday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Anna’s life will be held at St. Michael’s Church, Leamington on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 1 p.m. Fr. Pat Fuerth officiating. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to St. Michael’s Church Building Fund or Gideon Bibles. 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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Armstrong: Francis David of Wheatley, Ontario

Posted by on May 11, 2014

W.S copyA resident of Wheatley, Francis Armstrong passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the age of 86. He was born in Mersea Township, Ont. and was the son of the late Fred & Violet Armstrong. Loving husband of Doreen (Wright) for 63 years. Dear Dad of Sandra & Pete Freele, David & Lorrie Armstrong. Proud Grampe of Samantha & Gary Langlois, Kassandra Armstrong & Zack Belleau. Dear brother to Gerald and Linda Armstrong; brother-in-law to Glen & Pat Wright. Francis is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He farmed on the Ninth Concession of Mersea Twp. for many years before moving to Wheatley. He was a member of the Wheatley United Church, Lions Club and the Xenophone Lodge in Wheatley. He was inducted into the Essex County Agriculture Hall of Fame and was active in many agriculture organizations. He enjoyed being Santa’s helper, socializing at Jack’s Coffee Shop and selling tickets for the Lion’s Club. Most of all he liked to be known for a good story. Family and friends will be received at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service to celebrate Francis’ life will be held in the Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Dr. Janet Brigham & Rev. Glen Wright co-officiating. Interment to follow at Erie Cemetery, Wheatley . As your expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Parkinson Society or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

 

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Beneteau, Oliver Joseph of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on May 9, 2014

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77 years, passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Beloved husband of Marilyn (Post) for 25 years. Loving father of Wayne Beneteau, Kay Meagher-Hladki (Rob), Barb Wright (Joel), Johnny Beneteau, Reg Cracknell (Linda), Lori Greguol, Randall Cracknell (Kim), Dave Cracknell (Sara). Adored grandfather of 21 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Dear brother of the late Pearl Boultinghouse (late Joe), the late Armand Beneteau (late Anna), Lillian Drouillard (late Del), the late Francis Beneteau (Margaret), Rita Beaudion (late Neil), the late Bernadette Deslippe (late Jim), Betty DeBlois (late Wes), Helen Bezaire (Raymond), Dorothy Simone (Albert). Special uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. Oliver was retired from Allied Chemical after many years of service. Oliver enjoyed working while retired at Sturgeon Woods Trailer Park and Marina. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Sunday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Oliver’s life will be held at the funeral home on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. Rev. Ruth Boehm and Rev. Dave Tarcia officiating. 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 words of comfort and remembrance or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

GILMOUR, Katherine “Kay” (nee Hepburn) of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on May 9, 2014

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Late of Leamington, passed away May 8, 2014 in her 86th year. She will be lovingly remembered by her sister Ann Walthers, her daughters Debbie Rodger (Keith) and Mary Nash (Doug) and her grandchildren Carrie (Dave), Dustin (Brenda), Darren (Erin), Matt (Laurel) and Jena. Also missing Kay are nieces, nephew and 7 great grandchildren. Kay is predeceased by her husband Cam, brothers Dougald, Mac and Ian Hepburn and her sister Marj McKay. Kay had a great sense of humour, could start up a conversation with anyone she met and had many witty comebacks. She was very warm and caring person and touched the hearts of all those fortunate enough to have known her. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service to celebrate Kay’s life at 11 a.m. Rev. Rob Lemon officiating. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery to follow. In memory of Kay and in keeping with her spirit please perform an “Act of Kindness.” 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, Windsor

CHALUS, William “Bill of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on May 7, 2014

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Passed away peacefully at Franklin Gardens Long Term Care on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the age of 82. At the family’s request, cremation has taken place and a private family graveside will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St., Leamington (519-326-2631). Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Tell, Linda Jane of Leamington

Posted by on May 5, 2014

Tell,Linda Paper72 years, passed away, surrounded by family on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Dan (2002). Dear mother of Joseph Tell (Kristen Merklinger) and David Tell (Daphne Steer). Loving grandmother of Matthew Tell and Emerson Tell. Loving daughter of Annie Frances and the late Joseph Emerson. Dear sister of the late Pauline (1944). Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-325-2631) on Wednesday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Linda’s life at the Funeral Home on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 11 a.m. Rev. Paul Rodey officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Lung Association. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Windsor

Bastien, Hector Jr.

Posted by on May 4, 2014

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80 years passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, May 2, 2014 at Leamington Court. Late of Kingsville and formerly of McGregor where he farmed for many years. Beloved husband of Priscilla Bastien (Beausoleil – nee Kennette). Dear Husband of the late Georgina Giofu (2001) and Lynda Levack (2003). Dear father of Donna Carter (Dave), Albert (Mary Ann), Maurice (Wanda), Michael (Jeanie), Mary Jane Meloche (Ron), Daniel, Linus, Ovide (Veronica), Margaret Marcotte (Mark). Also dear father of Angela Bastien and step-children Erika Edwards, Kenny Edwards (Chrissy). Dear step-father to Priscilla’s and the late Wilfred Beausoleil’s children the late Joe (2012)(Elaine), Jeanette Fleming (Jim), Irene Harrison (Pete), Robert (Georgettte), Joyce Sauve (Ken), Tom (Cathy), Christine Mason (Bob), Richard (Marianne), Anne Marie Verbeke (Ed), and Priscilla Iacobelli (John). He will be missed by his 60 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Dear brother of Rev. Father Linus, Sister Cecile, the late Irene Beneteau (2011)(Alphonse), Frances Anne Brooks (2012)(Art), Leonard, Jeannette Vandersteen (Tony), Ovide (Danielle,), and Gerald (Paula). Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Monday from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Knights of Columbus Service and Parish Prayers Monday at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Hector’s life will be held Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from St. Clement’s Church, 9567 Walker Road, McGregor at 11 a.m. Fr. Patrick Beneteau officiating. (Please note visiting from 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass will be held at the Church). If you wish to donate in Hector’s name donations made to Brentwood Recovery Home or to a Charity of Your Choice would be appreciated. Family & Friends may share their memories of Hector or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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Kuzniar: Ted

Posted by on May 1, 2014

NEW WS FRAME , TED copyPassed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Windsor Regional Hospital, at the age of 59. Loving husband and best friend of Janice Kuzniar for 37 years. Son of Ted and Adeline Kuzniar and son-in-law of Jeannette and the late John Ostrow. Dear brother of Ron and Denise Kuzniar, Dorthy and David Karpala, brother-in-law of Dennis Ostrow, Jo-Anne and Doug Langlois, David Ostrow, and Jeff and Tammy Ostrow. Fun loving Uncle of Ryan and Hannah Kuzniar, Drew, Devin, Joshua, Ally, Tyler, and Nathalie Ostrow. Ted was retired from GM after 30 years of service. Ted will be sorely missed as a dedicated and respected volunteer firefighter and former District Chief of the Essex Fire and Rescue Services, Station 2 (Gesto) for 27 years. Ted was an avid car enthusiast and loved vacationing during the winter months in Florida. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Thursday from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Ted’s life on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. from the Funeral Home. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery, Windsor. If desired Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer Society. Family and friends are invited to share words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Bigley, William McCracken of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on April 28, 2014

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80 years, passed away Sunday April 27, 2014 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband for 61 years to the late Jean Bigley (2012). Cherished father of Jack Bigley (Allison), Dawn Young (Dave), Doug Bigley (Lynn), Rob Bigley (Lou Ann), Dave Bigley, Jamie Bigley (Ruth), Mary Hutchinson (Tim), Bill Bigley (Cheryl) and Jeanie Kerekes (Ken). Loving grandfather of Brandon, Courtenay, Colin, Nicholas, Jeff, Kevin, Trevor, Doug, Stacy, Spencer, Jaime, Craig, Taylor, Cole, Sydney, Hannah and ten great grandchildren. Dear brother of the late Helen Gay, Jack Bigley, Sadie Harvey and Jean Ross. Several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. At Bill’s request cremation has taken place. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Friday May 2, 2014 from 12 noon unitl time of Memorial Service to celebrate Bill’s life at 1 p.m. Bishop Melvin Mills officiating. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Lung Association. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Cox, John of Leamington, formerly of Oakville

Posted by on April 28, 2014

Cox John Paper copy73 years, passed away suddenly on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at his home in Leamington. Dear father of Paul and Patrice Dean, David and Carla Cox. Loving grandfather of Richard, Sarah, Jennifer and Lisa-Marie. Dear brother of Bobbie Rogers. John will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. John was a volunteer for many years with Special Olympics. With respect for John’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or funeral service. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart & Stroke Foundation 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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HARMSTON: Christopher John “Chris” of Leamington

Posted by on April 28, 2014

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It is with profound sadness that the family of Chris Harmston announce his sudden passing on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the age of 39. Cherished and devoted husband of Lisa Harmston (nee Trepanier). Devoted father to Matthew, Michael and Ashley. Dear son of Michael and Susan Harmston, Gary & Valerie Stewart, Wendy & Peter Shermetta. Dear son-in-law of Claudette and Harry DeWaard. Dear brother to Carolee Herbert, Derek Stewart, Alaina Stewart and Melissa Harmston. Chris will also be forever missed by his dog “Shooter”. Chris is predeceased by his children Trevor and Nathan, his grandparents Marion & Ron Aves, Ginger & Rita Harmston as well as his father-in-law Esmond Trepanier. Chris was a dedicated employee for almost 20 years at the Leamington Food Outlet. He will be forever loved and remembered by his family and many friends within the community. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Family and friends will be received at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St., Leamington (519 326-2631) on Tuesday from 7:00-9:00 p.m and Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Chris’ life will be held on Thursday May 1, 2014 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 21 Elliott St. Leamington at 10:00 a.m. Cremation to follow with a private family interment at a later date. Memorial donations to honour Chris’ life can be made to an Education Fund for his children. Memories and condolences can be shared at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario, Windsor

GOUNDRY: James Edward George “Ed” of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on April 27, 2014

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May 29, 1935 – April 25, 2014. Ed passed away gently and peacefully Friday, April 25, 2014 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 55 years, Mary (Siller); his children, Sandy (Liz) and Jim (Kathy); his treasured grandchildren, Vicki, Nic, Heather and Jordan; his beloved dog, Max, and grand-dog, Ben; his brothers and sisters, Bill (Marg), Sheila (Mike), Peggy (Gordon) and Robert (Cindy Lou); his brothers-in-law, Ted (Pat) and Nick (Carolyn), as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Edgar (Eunice) and Fred “Busey” (Hilda).

Ed was born in Cape Breton, and upon reaching the ripe old age of 17, joined the Air Force, where he served for the next 19 years. During this period he and his family lived in North Bay, Ont., in the Alberta towns of Bonneyville and Cold Lake, and in Baden-Baden, Germany. While in the Air Force, Ed took night and correspondence courses to finish his high-school education. He eventually retired “early” in order to go back to school full-time to get his teaching degree. To that end, Ed and family relocated to Leamington, Ont., which was both close to Mary’s parents and the University of Windsor. Upon graduation, he joined the staff at Essex District Secondary School where, for 18 years, he taught geography, economics and electrical, and also coached the Raiders boys basketball team. Ed the dad and Ed the grandfather never tired of extolling the virtues of a good education.

Upon retiring, Ed spent his time doing the things he loved. He absolutely adored travel and was always planning the next trip, whether it be to Cuba, Tremblant, Whistler or Vancouver. He and Mary also spent many summers “at the trailer” in Tobermory, and then more recently, in Elliot Lake, where they made many friends and enjoyed backyard access to “good fishing” (though no one has actually ever witnessed him catching anything). He was an avid golfer, a lousy (see above) but determined fisherman, an inveterate garage saler (he loved a deal), and a surprisingly good wood carver. All of this “living” he pursued with Mary at his side, and many can attest to the tender image of the two of them walking hand in hand wherever they went. Ed will be fondly remembered by all who knew him for his sense of humour and endless bag of (bad) jokes.

The family would like to thank the many medical staff and other health-care professionals who helped Ed when he was failing, and especially during his recent stays in the hospital.In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Visitation at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St. Leamington (519-326-2631) on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 2-5 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate James’ life on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 11 a.m. from the Funeral Home. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

 

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Newman, Dorothy of Leamington

Posted by on April 24, 2014

100 years, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Meadows of Wheatley. Formerly of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Predeceased by her husband, Dr. Harvey Newman, former Associate Medical Officer for the Metro-Essex County Health Unit. She is survived by a son, Paul and wife Joan, Winnipeg. Grandmother of Susan and Michael. Dear sister of Pat of California and the late Muriel. Mrs. Newman was a member of Friends of Point Pelee and the Leamington Half Century Club. There will be no visitation or funeral service at Mrs. Newman’s request. Arrangements entrusted to Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631). Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Gates, Frank Henry of Leamington

Posted by on April 23, 2014

Gates Frank Paper copyDecember 20, 1935 – April 22, 2014
Precious husband of Barbara Helen Kennedy and the late Eleanor (Johnston) (2007). Loving father of James, Geoffrey, and Stephen (Cynthia). Adored Grandpa of Hayden, Benjamin and Melissa. Loving stepfather of Timothy Kennedy (Veronica), Linda Kennedy, Daniel Kennedy (Cindy), and J. Patrick Kennedy (Patricia). Dear brother of Patsy Cowan (Jack). Predeceased by 4 sisters, Doris Beals, Edythe Stewart, Evelyn Harrison, and Gloria McLain. Frank will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Frank was a member of St. John’s Anglican Church and Choir, an engineer for 35 years at H.J. Heinz Co. a former President of UFCW local P459 and a graduate of Wayne State University, School of Engineering. He was a dedicated hockey father and former Scout Leader at 3rd Leamington Scouts. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Friday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Frank’s life at St. John’s Anglican Church, 60 Erie Street North, Leamington on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 11 a.m. Rev. Robert Lemon officiating. Interment St. Thomas Anglican Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Heart & Stroke Foundation. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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FITTLER, Adolf (Steve) of Kingsville, Ontario

Posted by on April 23, 2014

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Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend Adolf (Steve) Fittler passed away peacefully with family at his side on Saturday April 19, 2014 at the age of 75 years. Steve was born in Kapetanovo Polje, Yugoslavia (now Croatia) on January 6, 1939. He was happily married to his lifelong friend Hilde Leipold for a blessed 56 years and was a loving father to five girls, Cathie Rombouts (Peter), Marilyn Binder (David), Betty Burton (Steven), Rosanne Frey (Richard), and Ingrid Schwinghammer (David). He was also a proud grandfather to Jason Rombouts, Aaron and Valery Binder, Jordan and Selena Burton, Nathanael, Alayna and Victoria Frey, Albany and Justin Schwinghammer. Steve is further survived by his dear brothers Frank (predeceased by wife Sue), Helmut and his wife Sandra, Willy and his wife Margaret, and his sister-in-law Helen Fittler. He is also preceded in his death and call to glory by his loving parents George and Helen Fittler and his two older brothers George and John. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St. Leamington (519-326-2631) on Tuesday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Steve’s life will be held at First Lutheran Church, 27 Spruce Street N., Kingsville on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 11 a.m. Pastor Glenn Stresman officiating. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery to follow. Memorial donations made by cheque will be greatly appreciated in lieu of flowers to MCC Canada. 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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Pavao, Cremilde (Raposo) of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on April 23, 2014

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80 years, with great faith and strength embraced eternal peace. Beloved wife of the late ‘son of a gun’ Joaquim Pavao (1996). Cherished mother of John and Rina Pavao, the late Maria (2010) and Brian Chambers, Alfie Pavao, Jack and Dee Pavao, Mary Jo and the late Eugene Tarnovietchi (2004) and Emily and John Murracas. Treasured grandmother of Kristin, Jennifer, Ashley, Stephanie, Vanessa, Jaclyn, Lindsey, Kiera and Kylie. Avo to sole great grandson Quinn, who was responsible for bringing her many wonderful smiles, even in her last moments. She anxiously awaited the arrival of her precious great (twin) granddaughters. Her family is comforted knowing she is reunited with those she loved and will bring many blessings from above. Loyal sister of Evaristo Raposo, Leontina Tavares, the late Serafin Raposo (2006) and Maria Jose Tavares. She will be missed by her many devoted friends from both the church and community. She will be most remembered for her strong faith and her love and commitment to her companion and son, Alfie which was endless. 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 Mass to celebrate Cremilde’s life will be held at St. Michael’s Church, Leamington on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 10 a.m. Fr. Patrick Beneteau officiating. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery to follow. Parish Prayers Monday evening. In her gracious honour, donations in trust to Alfie will be accepted. Please make cheques payable to Alfie Pavao. 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, Windsor