DiMenna, Costantino (Gus) of Leamington

Posted by on February 27, 2016

Paper photo DiMenna, Costantino87 years, passed away on Friday, February 26, 2016 at Windsor Regional Hospital, Ouellette Campus. Beloved husband of Michelina (Pannunzio). Dear father of Clotilde (Tilda) DiMenna and husband Bill Kehn, Flora DiMenna, Tony DiMenna and wife Michele, Dave DiMenna and wife Diane and the late Tony DiMenna (1963). Loving grandfather of Jonathan Allison, Jennifer Rubino, Ashley DiMenna, Adrian DiMenna, Arielle DiMenna, Ally DiMenna, Kayla DiMenna and great grandfather of Remy Allison, Spencer Rubino, Grace Allison and Sebastien Allison. Dear brother of the late Adorina Porrone, the late Pasqualina Mastronardi, Maria Mastronardi, the late Luigi DiMenna, Felice DiMenna, the late Armando DiMenna and Mario DiMenna. Costantino will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Costantino immigrated to Canada in 1956 with 20 dollars in his pocket. He worked hard with his brother Mario and families and had many great accomplishments, including a 5 acre greenhouse farm, Bella Vista Tower and apartments, Ruthven and Provincial Nursery & Garden Centres and DiMenna Estates residential development. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Monday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection at St. Joseph’s Church, 310 Sherk Street, Leamington on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 10 a.m. Entombment Erie Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Parkinson Canada. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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ROBINSON-REID, Rita of Leamington, formerly of Wheatley

Posted by on February 25, 2016

Paper photo Robinson-Reid, Rita90 years, passed away with her family by her side on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at the Leamington Mennonite Home. Beloved wife of the late Harry Robinson (1989) and the late Raymond Reid (2001). Dear mother of Diane Urlin (Russell), Shelley Will (Andy Herring), Doug Robinson (Sharon). Loving grandmother of Tricia and Scotty, Marcy and Vinny, Jonathan and Sandra, Tyler, Bryan and great grandmother of Drue, Georgie, Mason, Hudson and Tessa. Rita will be sadly missed by dear friend and companion, Brenda Tansley. Rita was a longtime Kent County public school teacher and a member of the Talbot Street UCW. 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 Rita’s life at the Funeral Home on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 11 a.m. Rev. Derek Parry officiating. Interment Erie Cemetery, Wheatley. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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BEKAAN, Menno E of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on February 25, 2016

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Peacefully on Friday, February 19, 2016 in his 82nd year. Loving father of Matthew and wife Tammy. Proud Opa to Dylan, Caitlyne, Kelcey and Shelby. Survived by his brother Thomas and wife Reta Bekaan. Predeceased by his parents Henry and Greta Bekaan, brother’s Arthur and Eric Bekaan and sister Sedina Steeman (George). He will also be remembered by many nieces and nephews. Menno was born in Germany on December 2,1933, then immigrated to Canada in the early 50’s. Menno worked in the Masonry field all his life. When you drove through town he would let you know that he had helped build this or that. Menno was known by many in town. He had a kind heart and would help anyone in need. Cremation has taken place. A Graveside Service to celebrate Menno’s life will be held at Lakeview Cemetery, Leamington on Friday, March 4, 2016 at 2 p.m. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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Hillman, Lawrence Franklin “Baldy” of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on February 24, 2016

Hillman, Lawrence Franklin “Baldy”

88 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband of Edna (Heil) for 64 years. Loving father of David and his wife Bonnie, Dennis and his wife Janis. Adored grandfather of Derek, Craig (Jessica), Erica Grainger (Jason), Kirk, Krista (Neil Eastmond). Proud great grandfather of Caitlyn, Lauren, Liam, Graeme, Nayla. Predeceased by siblings Nevada Metcalf (late Ben), Gordon (late Doreen), Howard (late Luetta), Madeline Ferris (late Tom). Special uncle to numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Lawrence was a longtime member of many Masonic Lodge’s as well as Hillman United Church. As per Lawrence’s request, cremation has taken place. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Service to celebrate Lawrence’s life at 11 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations made by cheque to Hillman United Church would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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BENE, Paul of Leamington

Posted by on February 23, 2016

Paper Photo Bene, Paul copy77 years, passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband of Donna French. Dear father of Elise Bene (Dave Cuschieri), Paul Bene (Kim), Mark Bene, Scott Bene (Lisa), Leah French (Dennis Tuffin) and the late Christopher French (1998). Loving grandfather of 15 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Dear brother of 9 brothers and sisters and their families. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Tuesday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Paul’s life at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 11 a.m. Rev. Bruce Draper officiating. Interment Erie Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Heart & Stroke Foundation. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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PIMISKERN, Albina (Tome) of Leamington

Posted by on February 22, 2016

Paper Photo Pimiskern, AlbinaAged 82, died peacefully on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Sun Parlor Home in Leamington, Ontario, after a courageous fight with cancer surrounded by her two sons and close friends. Albina was a compassionate, intelligent and generous person, a dedicated mother, wife and grandmother to her 5 grandchildren. Albina was born on May 30, 1933 in Kapetanovo Polje, Croatia, and travelled to Canada in 1956 with her beloved husband Gustav, and two sons Franz and Oskar Pimiskern to make their life together in Leamington. Albina is survived by her husband, Gus, and sons Franz and Oskar, daughter-in-law Anne, and cherished grandchildren Andrea, David, Christine (Oscar and Anne) and Pierce and Zane (Frank and Shar). Albina completed a successful 25(+) year career with HJ Heinz in the payroll department and enjoyed a long and healthy retirement. Albina was loved by many for her wit, razor sharp mind, rich life experience and expertise in a host of artistic activities. Albina was a passionate quilter, seamstress, crafter, baker and canner, and she provided her family and friends with much joy. She will be missed by many. Visitation will take place at the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Friday, February 26, 2016 from 11am to 2pm. There will be a short service at the Funeral Home at 2pm open to all. Pastor Larry Forsyth officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society. Friends may share memories or make donations at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Robinson, Wilma (nee Oliver)

Posted by on February 21, 2016

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80 years. Passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016. Wilma is now reunited with her husband Ralph (1999). Loving mother of David (Deb), Alice Dutot (Garth), Gerald (Michelle), Kathy Rivest (Dave), Janet Marentette (John), Jack (Cheryl), Ross (Wendy). Cherished grandmother of twelve grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Dear sister of the late Mary. Wilma will also be missed by her many brothers and sisters in law, nieces and nephews from both her and Ralph’s family. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Wilma’s life, from the funeral home, on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 11a.m. Linda Blair officiating. Interment Graceland Cemetery. Memorial donations, made by cheque, may be made to New Voices (Essex County Chapter) or to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Family & Friends may share their memories or make an online condolence at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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Atkinson, Wilda Victoria (nee Bell)

Posted by on February 20, 2016

Web Photo Atkinson, WildaAtkinson, Wilda Victoria (nee Bell)

October 15, 1920 – February 19, 2016

95 years, passed away quietly at Chartwell Royal Oak Long Term Care Kingsville. Beloved wife of the late Reid Atkinson (2015) for 73 years. Devoted mother of Carolyn Burn (David), Doug Atkinson (Susan), daughters-in-law Debbie Poole Lester, and Kay Atkinson. Adored grandmother of Jason Atkinson (Kristina), Jeremy Atkinson (Nadja). Proud great grandmother of Amber (Michael) and Nolia, and great great grandmother of Sophia, step grandmother of Steve (Ellen), Sandy (Barry), Alison (Alan), Amanda (Dave), Charlene, and step great grandmother of Taylor, Max, Danny, Jude, Avery, Brandy, and Armando. Sister in law of Jean Bell. Predeceased by brothers Elison, Edison, Orville, Ivan, Ernest, Warden, Donald, and sisters Leita Brown, Alta Brown, Evedyne Brown and Eva Cascadden. Wilda will also be missed by her numerous loving nieces and nephews. Wilda was raised in the small community of Oakland, Mersea Township and farmed with her husband Reid and his brother Albert and wife Doris until they retired in 1972 when they spent their summers in Rice Lake and their winters in Winterhaven, Florida. Wilda will be greatly missed. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 from 1 p.m. until time of the funeral service to celebrate Wilda’s life at 2 p.m. Marion Smith officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations, made by cheque, to the Alzheimer Society or to a charity of your choice, would be appreciated. Family & friends may share their memories or make an online contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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MASTRONARDI, Ercole of Leamington

Posted by on February 16, 2016

Paper photo Mastronardi, Ercole88 years, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at Leamington District Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Predeceased by his loving wife Amerina (Septemeber 2, 2015) for 70 years. Loving father of the late Argentina, Gino (Deborah), Pino (Paulette), Claudio (Laura). Dear Nono of Joshua Frazee (Kelly), Marcello (Amanda), Isabella, Katherine, Mark, Erika, Jessica, Bryan, Gregory and three beautiful great grandchildren Madelyn, Jackson and Maxx. Dear brother of Joseph and Mike. Predeceased by siblings Nicola and Vondino. Predeceased by his father Raphael and mother Filomena (Ingratta). Special uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Thursday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, 310 Sherk Street, Leamington on Friday, February 19, 2016 at 10 a.m. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to Leamington Hospital Foundation (Hospice). Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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JOYCE, Joan (Barfoot) of Leamington

Posted by on February 16, 2016

73 years, passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Dear mother of David Joyce (Wanda), Terry Joyce (LeeAnn). Loving grandmother of Justin, Katelyn, Mikayla, Jessica, Ti-Ana, Jagger. Dear sister of Eleanor Cummings and Joy Allers. Former wife of Donald Joyce. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to MS Society by contacting the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631). Friends may share memories or make donations at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Zeiter, Hinid of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on February 13, 2016

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81 years, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family on Friday February 12, 2016. Beloved wife of Joseph. Dear mother of Mary Obeid (John), Theresa Hamlin (Kevin), Tony Zeiter (Mary Kitt) and Joe Jr. Loving Situ of Jonathon and Victoria Obeid, Carson and Raymond Hamlin. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Monday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection at St. Anthony’s Parish, 280 Talbot Road East Leamington on Tuesday February 16, 2016 at 10 a.m. Monsignour Charles Saad officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.

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Dunmore, Margaret Jean ‘Peggy’ (nee Clifford) RN of Leamington, ON

Posted by on February 10, 2016

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Passed away peacefully with family by her side on Monday, February 8, 2016 at Leamington Hospital. Beloved wife of Donald S. Dunmore for nearly 66 years. Loving and cherished mother of Gord (Janis), Gary (Sheila), Valerie Vriesen (Henry), Greg (Heather), Geoff (Debbie). Devoted grandmother of Andrew (Jennifer), Sarah (Ryan), Tim, Stewart, Shaunna (Matt), Corinne (Michael), Bryce (Brittney), Eric, Devyn, Griffin, Ryan (Sarah), Alex and proud great grandma of eleven great grandchildren. Predeceased by her siblings Burt (Ella), Art, Evangeline, and Bill (survived by Jane). Sister-in-law of Larry (Ann), Pauline (Al), Earl (Norma) and the late Max and Elaine. Predeceased by special cousins Harry and Elva Wharram. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Peggy graduated from the Grace Hospital nursing program in 1950 and spent her nursing career working at Leamington Hospital and the Leamington Medical Centre. She was a member of the Olinda-Ruthven United Church and the U.C.W. for many years. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to Celebrate Peggy’s life, from the funeral home, on Friday, February 12, 2016 at 1 p.m. Rev. Olav Kitchen officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. The family would like to thank Dr. Simpson, the paramedics, the nursing staff at LDMH and CCAC for the care they provided. Memorial Donations, made by cheque, to the Leamington Hospital Foundation or to Olinda-Ruthven United Church. Family & Friends may share their memories of Peggy or make an online contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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McIntosh, Donna of Leamington, ON

Posted by on February 10, 2016

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Donna, on February 7, 2016, at the age of 86. Predeceased by her husband Bill (2006), with whom she shared 57 years of marriage. Cherished mother of Kathy Authier (Brian), Stuart McIntosh (Paula), and Scott McIntosh (Robyn). Predeceased by infant son Duncan (1961). Adored grandmother of Michael Authier (Kelly), Brett Authier (Brooke), Abbey Koster (Jon), Andrea Watts (Derek), Scott McIntosh (Stephanie), Samantha Higgins (Rhys), and Riley O’Brien. Great grandmother of Royce and Hailey Koster, Paige and Emma Watts, and Aderyn Higgins. Dear sister of Garth Chadwick (late Doreen) and Ken Chadwick (Karen). Sister-in-law of Velma McIntosh (late Don). Predeceased by in-laws Jack and Marion McIntosh, and Murray and Shirley McIntosh. Donna is survived by many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the staff of The Meadows of Wheatley, and also Franklin Gardens Long Term Care Home for their care and compassion. (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN VISITING & SERVICE TIMES). Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Sunday from 7-9 p.m. and on Monday, February 15, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral service to celebrate Donna’s life at 11 a.m. Pastor Eric Skillings officiating. Private family interment at Erie Cemetery in Wheatley. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, CNIB or the charity of your choice. Friends are invited to share their condolences or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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MOORE, Terry “Spooly” of Staples

Posted by on February 7, 2016

Paper Picture Moore Terry63 years, passed away at his home on Saturday, February 6, 2016. Dear husband of Debbie Cayea. Dear brother of Garry Moore (Yvonne). Dear step-father of Joshua Cayea, Michelle Cayea (Rob Martin). Loving grandfather of Mackenzie, Tayler, Cassandra and Isabella. Dear uncle of Cory Moore (Michelle), Scott Moore and great uncle of Jaiden, Amber and Dylan. A Graveside Service to celebrate Terry’s life will be held at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 1 p.m. Linda Blair officiating. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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ANDERSON, Doris Jean (Wynn) of Leamington

Posted by on February 7, 2016

Paper Picture Anderson WynnBorn August 8, 1922 in Dundee, Scotland. Passed away peacefully on February 6, 2016 at the Sun Parlor Home in Leamington after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s. Predeceased by her parents Edward and Mary. Beloved wife of 73 years to Jack and loving mother to Linda (Lorenzo) and Louise (Don). Wynn came to Canada in 1946 as a war bride and very quickly adjusted to her new life. She supported Jack through his university years and when the girls came along made a wonderful home for her family. She will be fondly remembered for her wonderful sense of humour, her kind and caring ways and her dedication to family. She and Jack enjoyed their many travels to Scotland, Italy, France and extensive trips to the American Southwest. The family would like to express its sincere gratitude to the wonderful staff on 3 West at the Sun Parlor Home. Their exceptional care, compassion and kindness gave our family much comfort over the past 10 years and especially in these last few days. We wish to express our sincere thanks to all of mom’s friends and family who visited with her and supported her during her difficult journey. A private family service has been held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sun Parlor Home Auxiliary (Bus Fund) or a charity of your choice. Cherished memories and online condolences may be shared with the family at www.reidfuneralhome.ca. Arrangements entrusted to Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631).

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Mauca, Manuel of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on February 3, 2016

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72 years, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband of Dorvalina (Ferreira) for 47 years. Loving father of Maria Foster and husband Lonnie, Robert Resendes and wife Dina, Frank Resendes and wife Kim. Special Avo of Matthew, Brandon, Trent and Alexia. Dear brother of Joanna Santos (Adelino), and Nezia Mauca. Special uncle to his nieces and nephews. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Tuesday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, Middleton Line, Wheatley from 10 a.m. until Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m. Interment at Erie Cemetery, Wheatley, to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations made by cheque to St. Michael’s Parish 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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ENNS: Anna “Mickey” (nee Zimmer) of Kingsville

Posted by on January 31, 2016

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A resident of Kingsville, Mickey Enns passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the London Health Sciences Centre – University Campus with her loving family by her side and on her own terms, at the age of 49. She was born in Leamington and was the daughter of Annie Zimmer and the late Hugo Zimmer. Daughter-in-law of Henry and Lucille Enns. Loving wife of Richard Enns for 24 years. Dear mother of Trista Enns and Dalton Enns. Mickey will also be dearly missed by her brother Michael (Sherry) Zimmer, Mark (Debra) Zimmer; brother-in-law David (Becky) Enns, Mike Henseler (Lisa). Many nieces and nephews will also dearly miss their Mim. She is predeceased by her sister-in-law Heidi Henseler. Family and friends will be received at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St. Leamington (519 326-2631) on Tuesday from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. A Funeral Service to celebrate Anna’s (Mickey) life will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 in the Funeral Home at 11:00 am. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, and as your expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Scleroderma Society or Lupus Canada would be appreciated by the family. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Paterson, Kaye of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on January 30, 2016

Paterson, Kaye (July 6, 1922 – January 21, 2016)

Katherine June (Kaye) (nee MacDonald), late of Franklin Gardens, Leamington predeceased by her husband Neil A. Paterson (1993), beloved daughter of John A. MacDonald (1965) and Angeline Beatrice Cameron (1980). Kaye will be sorely missed by Katherine Paterson of Toronto, Dr. Douglas Paterson (Margaret Cole) of Windsor, and Mary Paterson-Wever (ByronWever) of Florida. Mourned by her grand-daughters Katie (David Kerrigan) of Ottawa and Paige Paterson of San Francisco, and her great grandsons Noah and Jack Kerrigan. Remember with love by her sister-in-law Joyce Paterson of Leamington, and as Aunt Kaye by our Paterson cousins. The family wishes to acknowledge the special assistance of caregiver and friend Pauline McCracken, whose faithful attention provided our mother with personal comfort and companionship during her residence at Leamington Court and Franklin Gardens Long Term Care Home. Special thanks also go to former caregiver Patsy McLean, and more recently, RaeAnne Ingratta. The staff of Franklin Gardens who gave continuing care to our mother are gratefully appreciated and will always be remembered. Private family arrangements only by Reid Funeral Home, Leamington. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Knox Presbyterian Church Leamington, 58 Erie Street South, Leamington, ON N8H 1S9. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

 

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Plant, Dean Robert of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on January 30, 2016

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Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington, Ontario. www.reidfuneralhome.ca

I’m Free

Don’t grieve for me now, I’m free.

I’m following the path God laid for me.

I took His hand when I heard Him call,

I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,

To laugh, to live, to work or play.

Tasks left undone must stay that way,

I’ve found my peace at the close of the day.

If parting has left a void,

then fill it with memories of joy.

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,

ah yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,

I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.

My life has been full, I have savored much–

Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,

Do not lengthen it now with undue grief.

Lift up your hearts and share with me,

God wanted me now, He set me free.

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Tiessen, Isaac of Pandora, Ohio and formerly Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on January 30, 2016

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88 years, passed away peacefully on January 23, 2016 in Pandora, Ohio. Beloved husband of Margaret (Wiens) for 51 years. Loving father of Robert and his wife Ingrid. Dear grandfather of Anna and Jacob. Dear brother of Marta Froese (late Jake), Ernie Tiessen (Mary). Predeceased by siblings Betty Derksen (late John), Henry Tiessen (late Louise), Margaret Cowan (late Morris), John Tiessen (late Caron). Survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Isaac’s life will be held at the funeral home on Friday, January 29, 2016 at 2 p.m. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). 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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Taylor, Irma Joan of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on January 30, 2016

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Passed away peacefully at Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Milton (predeceased May 8, 2013). Dear mother of Richard (Marlene), Mike (Diane), Linda Karn (Dave), Dave (Cheryl), Diana Lalande (Jeff). Loving grandmother to 11 and great grandmother to 9. Irma enjoyed being surrounded by family and friends with lots of laughter and a good card game. The family would like to extend their true appreciation to the Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare Palliative Unit staff and the Transition to Betterness volunteers for the compassionate care and friendship they provided. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Friday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Irma’s life will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 11 a.m. Rev. Paul Rodey officiating. Interment at Erie Memorial Gardens. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to Transition to Betterness. 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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Dixon, Marion Pearl (nee Wagner)

Posted by on January 22, 2016

Paper Photo Dixon, MarionDixon, Marion Pearl (nee Wagner)

84 years passed away with her loving husband by her side on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at Country Village Nursing Home. Marion was the daughter to the late Frank & Pearl (nee Stanley) Wagner. She was the beloved wife of Fred for 61 years. Loving mother of the late Ronald Oliver Dixon (July 5th, 1991), Keith Robert Dixon (Sherry), Katherine Susan Leveille. Cherished grandmother of Sara, Courtney, Jason, Kristy, Shaun, and great grandmother of six. Dear sister of Wilfred Donald Wagner (Eleanor), and sister-in-law of Harriet Shepley (Merle), Frances Morgan (Howard), and predeceased by Emily Shepley, Marion Renaud, and June Marchment. Marion and Fred were avid square dancers and traveled all over North America.  Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Avenue East, Essex (519-776-4233) on Sunday from 2-5 & 7-9 pm. Funeral Service to Celebrate Marion’s life, from the funeral home, on Monday, January 25, 2016 at 11 a.m. Rev. Kevin Dixon officiating. Interment Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville. Memorial donations, made to a charity of your choice, are appreciated by the family. Family & Friends may share their memories or make an online contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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Paget, Dan Sr. of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on January 18, 2016

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It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the passing of such a great man after a brief but courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 60 years on Monday January 18, 2016. He was the loving husband of Nancy (DeSilver) for 35 years and they were blessed with three wonderful children, Amie (Dan), Dan Jr. and Nikki (Curt). He was also blessed with four grandchildren whom he loved more than life itself, Daniella, Brayden, Owen and Aubree. Dan was predeceased by both his parents Ralph and Mary Paget. He also leaves behind his sisters Joanne (Dan), Pam and Sarah as well as his extended family, mother-in-law Marlene (the late Pete), his brothers and sisters-in-law Sherryl (Fred), Kathy (Joe), Mike (Dawn), Susie (Mark), Donny (Susie), Shawn and Larry (Tina). Dan also leaves behind many nieces and nephews whom he loved very much. He had an avid love for sports, especially hockey and baseball where he coached many children in Essex County throughout his career. He was well loved by all who knew him and I hope he will be forever in their hearts. He will be greatly missed by all, including his fur friend Lex. At Dan’s request, cremation has taken place. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Saturday January 23, 2016 from 11 a.m. until 12 noon. Family eulogies at noon.

Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Kingsville Minor Baseball Association. Amie and Nikki were a tremendous help when Dan became ill and the family also wishes to extend their thanks to Hospice of Windsor and St. Elizabeth Health Care.

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Mastronardi, Diego of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on January 18, 2016

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76 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband of Ascenzina (Ricci). Dear and devoted father of Angela Mota and husband Baltazar, Domenic and wife Rima, Diane Pisani and husband Jamie. Adored Nonno of Liam, Domenique and Delaney Mastronardi. Dear brother of Annina Battista (late Amelio), Amedeo Mastronardi (Maria), Franca Palomba (late Guido), Augustino Mastronardi (Ida), Remo Mastronardi (Silvana), sisters-in-law Rosina Mastronardi, Livia Mastronardi and Lucia Ricci, brother-in-law Virginio Ricci (Amelia) . Predeceased by brothers Alesandro Mastronardi (late Gina) and Antonio Mastronardi, brother-in-law Pasquale Ricci and sister-in-law Filomena Palomba (late Giovanni). Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Monday from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, 310 Sherk St., Leamington on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 10 a.m. Friends are encouraged to gather with the family at the funeral home Wednesday morning after 9 a.m. to drive in procession with the family to St. Joseph’s Church. Entombment at Erie Memorial Gardens. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations made by cheque to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Leamington District Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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DiMenna, Michele “Mike” of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on January 15, 2016

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99 years, passed away peacefully at Leamington District Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Ginetta (Mastronardi) (2002). Dear and devoted father of Florence DiMenna, the late infant child Christina DiMenna, Christina Johnstone, Allen DiMenna (Dawna), Ida Foglia (Louie), Mary Pearce (late David). Adored nonno of 10 grandchildren and bisnonno of 7 great grandchildren with 1 additional great grandchild on the way. Predeceased by his mother and father Fiorina and Giocondino DiMenna and his siblings Domenic DiMenna (late Velina), Allen DiMenna (late Carmela), Rachel DiMenna. Survived by brother-in-law Alfino DiMenna and numerous nieces and nephews. Thank you to all the staff at the Sun Parlor Home and the staff at Leamington Hospital Emergency for all their compassionate care of dad. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Friday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, 310 Sherk Street, Leamington on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 10 a.m. Entombment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made by cheque to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or St. Michael’s Church 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, Windsor