Van Every, Rian of Cottam, Ontario

Posted by on October 15, 2013

Van Every, Rian

50 years, passed away Monday October 14, 2013. Dear father of Vicki Van Every (Garry Ives) and Rick Van Every (Jorden Jakob). Loving grandfather of Makyla. Dear brother of Randy, Royce, Roger (Debbie Dame) and the late Rick Van Every. Dear son of the late Bruce and Shirley Van Every. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Rian was a dedicated employee of the H.J.Heinz Co. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Thursday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Rian’s life from the funeral home on Friday October 18, 2013 at 1 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Ronald McDonald House. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may send condolences at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Couture , Josie (nee Swackhamer) of Essex, Ontario

Posted by on October 13, 2013

WindsorStarFrame copyCouture , Josie (nee Swackhamer)

passed peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Sun Parlor Home in Leamington. Beloved wife of the late Joe (1992). Loving mother of Larry Swackhamer (Kate), Ruth Miller (Lyle), Ruby Vanderveen (Bill), Rachel Gibbs (Edwin), Rita Duncan (Gord), Rose Rawlins (Gary), Audrey Collins (Randy), Joe Couture (Lyn) and James Couture. Adored grandma of 24 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Clarence and Nellie Swackhamer. Dearest sister of Bruce Swackhamer (Josephine) and the late Hugh Swackhamer and sister-in-law of Paul Couture (late Connie) (Fran), Veronica Schwab (Emery) and Toni Couture (late Pete). Joe and Josie had many adventures in their camper. Josie enjoyed sewing, baking and everything that involved raising her large family.  She will be deeply missed. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Sun Parlor Home for the special care they showed to them and Josie. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex on Tuesday 2-5 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service to celebrate Josie’s life will be held from the funeral home on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 11 am. Rev. Kim Gilliland officiating. Interment Cottam United Church Cemetery. Memorial donations made to Cottam United Church or the Essex Food Bank would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

BRADT: Madolin “Eileen” of Essex, Ontario

Posted by on October 11, 2013

WindsorStarFrame copyBRADT, Madolin “Eileen”

passed peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at Country Village Health Care Centre. Beloved wife of Jim for 67 years. Loving mother of Monica Chauvin (Andrew), Virginia DeMan (Hans), Jo-Anne Morris (Gerry), Jim Jr. (Rosemary), Gayle Mitchell (Art). Adored grandma of 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Dearest sister of late Della Taylor (late Charlie), late Charles McRitchie (Donna), late Donald McRitchie (Beattie), Margaret Bradt (Bob) and late infant Alma. Eileen retired as Assistant Post Master from Canada Post after several years of service. Jim and Eileen raised their family in Woodslee and were members of Woodslee United Church. Her favourite pastime was knitting and she passed on her talent to many in her family. She will be deeply missed. The family would like to thank Dr. Child and the staff at Country Village for the special care given to Eileen. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Friday from 2-5 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service to celebrate Eileen’s life will be held from the funeral home on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 11 am. Rev. Catherine Elsdon officiating. Interment Woodslee United Church Cemetery. Memorial donations made to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Paliwoda, Stella of Leamington

Posted by on October 9, 2013

PaliwodaStellaPaper_edited-188 years, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 7, 2013 at Malden Park Continuing Care. Beloved wife of the late Taras Paliwoda (2009). Dear mother of Ronald Paliwoda and wife Barbara Edy, and John Paliwoda. Dear sister of Violet Watson. Stella’s passion was singing with the Windsor Symphony Chorus, the County Classic Chorale and St. John’s Church Choir. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Thursday 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Stella’s life at St. John’s Anglican Church, 60 Erie Street North, Leamington on Friday, October 11, 2013 at 11 a.m. Rev. Robert Lemon officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Windsor Symphony (Chorus) or County Classic Chorale. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Seradoka, Mary of Kingsville

Posted by on October 7, 2013

Seradoka Mary paper78 years, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 7, 2013 at Windsor Regional Hospital, Met Campus. Beloved wife of the late Boris (2011). Dear mother of Catherine and Ross Milne, Alexandra and Graydon Walling. Loving Baba of Paul and Tyler Milne. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 10 a.m. until time of the Funeral Service to celebrate Mary’s life at 11 a.m. Rev. Liz Chaplin officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Semaan, Paul: of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on October 6, 2013

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66 years, passed away suddenly at his residence on Saturday October 5, 2013. Beloved husband of Hasna. Dear father of Anthony, Louie and Betty Semaan. Dear brother of Nancy & Marcel Sarkis, Matilda and Max Faddoul, Roni and Greg Bridgen, Rose and the late Marc Belisle. Dear brother-in-law of Elias Antonios & Family (Lebanon), Father Charbel Antonios & Family (Lebanon), Sarkis Antonios (Lebanon) and Bakhos Antonios & Family. Several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. Paul was a dedicated and noble employee at Canada Post for 35 years. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington (519-326-2631) on Tuesday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Paul’s life, from St. Anthony’s Parish, 280 Talbot Street East Leamington on Wednesday October 9, 2013 at 10 a.m. Monsignour Charles Saad and Fr. Charbel Antonios officiating. Friends may send condolences at http://www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Coulter, Milo “Mick” of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on October 6, 2013

WindsorStarFrame copyCoulter, Milo “Mick”

82 years, passed away Saturday October 5, 2013 surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Edith (Nead) for 60 years. Dear father of the late David Milo Coulter (1996), Linda Drummond (Wayne), Kathy Peschisolido (Vince), Bonnie Ciliska (Jim), Janet Hancharyk (Larry). Loving grandfather of twelve  and great grandfather of eight. Dear brother of the late Arleigh Coulter (2006) (Dorothy), Gerald Coulter (Sue), the late Clinton Coulter (1993) and the late Jan, Iva Groggins (Jack). Several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. Milo was a lifelong farmer on the 8th Concession. He enjoyed camping and winter vacationing in Florida. Milo had an infectious smile and loved his family. At Milo’s request cremation has taken place. The family wish to extend their sincere thanks to the staff at Leamington Court, Dr. Moncur,  and 2nd floor staff at Leamington Hospital. A private family graveside service will be held. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Leamington Hospital Foundation by contacting the Reid Funeral Home at 519-326-2631. Friends may send condolences at http://www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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CHIRKOSKI, Patricia Jane Emma (Belliveau) of Leamington, Ontario formerly of Cochrane and North Bay, Ontario

Posted by on October 5, 2013

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98 years, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2013 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Reunited with her beloved husband and “Honey” of 74 years, Lloyd (2011). Loving mother of Gail Bagatto and husband Frank and son Claude. Loving grandmother of Brian Bagatto and wife Jodi, Marlene Bagatto, Andrea and Amanda Chirkoski and 7 great grandchildren. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Bernie, Ida, Elsie and Eunice and brothers Alfred, Jack, Joseph, Archie and Russell. Pat was born in Cochrane Ontario and spent most of her younger years in North Bay, finally settling in Windsor in the mid 1930′s. Patricia had many hobbies, especially baking, doing Christmas crafts, shopping and keeping in touch with her friends. She will be remembered for her generosity and outgoing personality. Special thank you to Dr. Loebach and staff, as well as the Doctors and staff at Leamington Court, Leamington Hospital, CCAC and Revera Home Health.  Visitation will take place on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 14 Russell St. Leamington,519-326-2631, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Prayers at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Patricia’s life will take place on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 10 a.m. from St. John de Brebeuf Church, 67 Main St. E. Kingsville. Interment to follow at Victoria Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Oldcastle. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Windsor Downtown Lions Club (for the blind) or a charity of your choice. Online donations or cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: North Bay, Ontario, Windsor

Marentette, Hector Joseph of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on October 4, 2013

Marentette, Hector Joseph

Born November 21, 1927

Died October 3, 2013

Loved by his children, Kathryn, Shelly and Randy; his granchildren, Krystal, Kelsey, Dylan, Jeremiah, Ryan and Randy; and also his great grandkids, Evin, Eigen and Kara. Fondly remembered by several siblings and numerous friends. Dad enjoyed a full life and was content and happy in his senior years. We will all miss him greatly. Donations can be  made to a charity of your choice. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Santos, Julia of Leamington

Posted by on October 1, 2013

SantosJulia Paper59 years, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2013 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved wife of Cesar. Dear mother Paulo and Sandra Santos, Emmanuel Santos. Loving grandmother of Dylan, Kyara, Vance and Lylah. Julia will be missed by many family members in Canada and Portugal. Julia’s family wish to thank the staff at Leamington Hospital for all their care. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Thursday 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Julia’s life at St. Michael’s Church, 21 Elliott Street, Leamington on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 10 a.m. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Ives, Ada Amelia of Leamington

Posted by on October 1, 2013

December 24, 1916-September 30, 2013
Passed away on Monday, September 30, 2013 at Erie Glen Manor. Beloved wife of the late Erie Ives (1994). Dear mother of Ann Marie Nash (Harlan), Gordon Ives (Judith), Bruce Ives (Carole). Loving grandmother of 10 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. Dear half sister of the late Harold Bailey and wife Marion and the late Grace Robinson (the late Lorne). Predeceased by her parents, Ezra and Ada Belle Bailey (Gowman). Ada was a Life Member of the United Church Women, a 50 year member of Peachland Rebekah Lodge #45, a volunteer of Leamington Library, Salvation Army Thrift Store and Half Century Centre. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Wednesday 2-5 p.m. Peachland Rebekah Lodge #45 Service at the Funeral Home on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 11 a.m. followed by the Funeral Service to celebrate Ada’s life. Rev. Paul Rodey officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Half Century Centre or the Canadian Cancer Society. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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FUERTH, Francis Christopher “Frank” of Woodslee, ON

Posted by on September 30, 2013

WindsorStarFrame copyFUERTH, Francis Christopher “Frank”
was surrounded by his children as he completed his life’s journey on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Hospice Residential House.  He is now reunited with the love of his life, his wife Madeline (nee Vermeulen) (Feb, 1997). Loving father of Bernadette Fuerth, Brian and wife Karen, Sue Sherk and the late Tim (2013) and Steve and wife Jennifer. Proud papa of Spencer, Tate, Sabra, Graham, Devin, Cole, Kurtis, Tyler, Avery, Maddie, Carter, Trenten, Luke, Corey and Brady. Dearest brother of the late John (Marge), late Robert (Marion), Gerald (Lorraine), late Patricia Gillier (late Stan), Jean Wickenheiser (Ralph) and Donald (Denise) and brother-in-law of late Mick Vermeulen, Betty Isberg (late Fred), Blanche Loebach (John), Moe Vermeulen (Teresa), Rose Camphorst (Cory) and Al Vermeulen (Claudette). Francis will also be fondly remembered and missed by his large extended family. Francis was born on the family farm in Woodslee on December 31, 1935 to Charles and Marie Fuerth. He stayed and worked on the farm helping his parents and the farm eventually became his own, where he and Madeline raised their four children. He had a love of the land but his passion was his family especially his grandchildren. He was a kind and gentle man with an infectious smile who will be greatly missed. The family would like to give special thanks to all the “angels” who offered their time and support and to the staff at Hospice for providing a peaceful ending to his journey. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Monday 7-9 pm, Tuesday 2-5 and 7-9 pm and on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at St. John the Evangelist Church, 1690 County Road 46, Woodslee from 10 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am. Fr. Mousseau and Fr. Boutette officiating. Parish Prayers and K of C prayers Tuesday 4:30 pm. Interment St. John’s Cemetery. Memorial donations made to Hospice of Windsor Essex County would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Tousignant, Emily of Plymouth, MI and formerly of Leamington

Posted by on September 30, 2013

WS photo copy45 years, passed away surrounded by her loved ones on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at her home in Michigan. Beloved wife and soul mate of Tim Tousignant. Loving Daughter of Sarkis and the late Nadia Najim (June 2013) and Daughter-in-law of the late Patsy Clayton and the late Noble Tousignant. Dear Sister of Rose James (Neil), Suzanne Caird (Dave), Dominic (Joanne) and Sister-in-law of Mike and Amy Rose and Cindy Wakeman. Loving Aunt of Taylor, Ryan, Josh, Ethan, Claudia and Gabrielle. Dear Granddaughter of Betty Najem. Many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins also survive. Emily will be dearly missed by her dogs, Cody and Cassie. Emily had an infectious zest for life; her family and friends will always remember her smile and vibrant personality. 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 Emily’s life at St. Michael’s Church, 21 Elliott Street, Leamington on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 10 a.m. Fr. Patrick Beneteau officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Friends may share memories at www.reidfunerahome.ca

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Stockwell, John Kent (Jack) of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on September 30, 2013

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Stockwell, John Kent (Jack)

It is with great sadness and yet profound peace that the family of John Kent Stockwell (Jack) announce his passing from this world on Sunday, September 29, 2013. He died at home peacefully after having had the gift of an incredibly special last day with his family. His wish to be with the love of his life Eileen Cecelia (deceased July 2011), has been granted. Jack was born May 30, 1925 in Leamington to Charles and Hazel Stockwell. He was a premature twin to his brother Jerome William (Jerry 1971). Weighing in at just under 2 lbs each they survived against great odds and grew into fine men. Jack lived all of his life on his farm, celebrating 88 Christmases at the same dining room table and enjoying many happy holiday and family occasions in the old house. Jack was a wonderful son, brother, husband, father, papa, uncle and friend. He took the time in the last few weeks of his life to speak individually to each family member, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren which was a much treasured experience. Jack farmed his family farm and took the responsibility of caretaker as a tremendous privilege. He kept this legacy for his family. He grew a one truck operation with his life long partner, a wife and friend, into a large regional international carrier. Even after retiring he always wanted to know what everybody was doing and what they were hauling. He enjoyed boating, fishing, hunting, golf, his cars and lawnmowers, his collection of hats and good dogs, a glass of scotch, his family and his friends. His integrity and work ethic earned him the respect of many. He was a man who met each day with incredible courage and optimism, an infectious sense of humour and an irrepressible enthusiasm for life. A story teller to the end, he remembered people, deals made, events and loved an audience for his tales. His simple faith in God guided and comforted his last days. His spirit, guidance and love comfort and guide us now. Jack was predeceased by his beloved wife of 63 years, Eileen ( July 2011) and his infant daughter Charlene Anne. His family is as follows; Sharon Stockwell and her son Sean Jeffery (sons Matthew and Tyler) her daughter Alycia and husband Joe Bento (BrieAnna and Ryan Bento), Michelle Stockwell and her husband Dr. Paul Links (Braedon, Duncan and Madison Links), John and Lynn Stockwell ( Jeremy, Jaclyn and Jenna and their families) Stacey Stockwell-Davis and her husband John Davis ( Kate Davis), Charles (Chip) and Tracey Stockwell (Marissa and Sterling). Life long special friend to Jack and Eileen, Jo Evans. Special uncle to Jerry and Rita Stockwell’s children, Van, Tim, JeriAnn, Meri, Cameron and LouAnn. Jack and his family appreciated the support of CCAC, St. Elizabeth’s, Bayshore, Hospice and Drs Sabga, Tawill and Gall. Special thanks to Kate Davis for her TLC. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have the support and resources to be able to die at home with dignity surrounded by family. In recognition of the importance of this, Jack and his family request that donations be made to the Hospice of Windsor/Essex (Leamington Campus). Funeral Mass to be celebrated by Fr. Ben Huyge and Rev. Robert Lemon at St. Michael’s Church, 21 Elliott Street, Leamington on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 1 p.m. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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DUPUIS, Philip of Oldcastle

Posted by on September 28, 2013

WindsorStarFrame copypassed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at Country Village Health Care Centre. Beloved husband of Shirley (nee Boos) for almost 68 years. Loving father of Linda Bergeron (Gus) and Valerie Jamieson (Bob). Proud boppa of Lana Chauvin (Jeff), Kevin Wood (Nicole), Karen Kudrey (Jason), Marcel Chauvin (Kelly), Les Bergeron (Michelle), Jeff Jamieson (Bobbi Jo), Jodi Woodrich (Kevin), his great grandchildren Cory, Mikayla, Leland, Dante, Sierra, Amber, Brandon, Jason, Emma, Gracelyn, Lexington, Danikah, Abbey, Lucas and one great great grandchild Sophie. Dearest brother of Gene, Theresa Odette, Lloyd (Helen) and predeceased by 5 siblings. Philip will also be remembered and missed by many nieces and nephews. After 32 years of service with Chrysler Philip retired to enjoy his family and hobbies. The family would like to give special thanks to the caring staff at Country Village. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E. Essex (519-776-4233) on Friday from 2-5 and 7-9 pm. Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 12048 County Road 34, Maidstone at 10 am. Fr. Dave Boutette officiating. Parish Prayers Friday 4 pm. K of C prayers Friday evening. Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorial donations made to 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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VOLLANS, Gregg Allan of Windsor and formerly of McGregor

Posted by on September 28, 2013

WS Photo Vollans copywas born on November 12, 1966 and passed peacefully on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at Windsor Regional Hospital. Loving father of Karlie and husband Jamie Herold and Jacqui Pokorny. Proud pipi of Jalie and Parker Herold. Dearest son of Gary and Marlene Vollans. Dear brother of Susan Sylvestre and uncle of Phillip Sylvestre. He will also be missed by aunts, uncles, many cousins and his feline companion Bronxy. Gregg retired from Ceasars Windsor after 12 years of service and had been previously employed at Teppermans. He was an avid Yankee’s and Redwing fan. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. A memorial service to celebrate Gregg’s life will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 5280 Howard Ave., Oldcastle with visitation from 10 am until time of service at 11 am. Rev. Paul Poolton officiating. Interment St. Stephen’s Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation or St. Stephen’s Anglican Church memorial fund may be made by contacting the Reid Funeral Home, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233). Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Simpson, April of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on September 27, 2013

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57 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday September 23, 2013. Dear soul mate of Jack Counsell. Loving mother of Jennifer Humenny, Michael Humenny, Rick Marchand. Loving grandmother of Megan, Amber and Brandon Thompson and great grandmother of Aiden and Peyton. Dear daughter of Betty B. Simpson and the late John Ross Simpson Sr. Dear sister of Lynn Sovie (Joe), Margaret Nelner (David), John Simpson Jr. (Ruby), Melody Riddell (Murray), Donna Chatterton (Henry) and the late Richard Simpson. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & reception Centre 14 Russell Street Leamington (519-326-2631) on Friday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Private Family Funeral Service with Fr. Patrick Beneteau officiating. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society. Friends may send condolences at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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Nanick, Edna Marlene of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on September 27, 2013

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66 years, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Dear mother of Bobby, Laurie (Derek), Lance and grandmother of 2 grandchildren. Dear sister of Linda and Jim Whittal. Predeceased by her parents, Robert and Marie Fox, her brother, Ralph Rice (Margaret) and her sister, Evelyn Metcalfe. Survived by many nieces and nephews. A Private Family Graveside Service was held at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Mental Health Association or Canadian Cancer Society. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Medeiros, Donatilde (Donna) of Leamington

Posted by on September 26, 2013

Mederios Donna Paper copy84 years, passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Abilio Medeiros (1993). Dear mother Antonio de Medeiros and fiancé Mercedes Derksen, Joe de Medeiros and wife Mary, Teresa de Medeiros and fiancé Mark Chichkan and the late Teresa (1962). Loving grandmother of Michael and Derek. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Thursday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Donna’s life at St. Michael’s Church, 21 Elliott Street, Leamington on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 10 a.m. Interment Erie Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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HOOKER, Marguerite (Smith) of Woodslee

Posted by on September 25, 2013

hooker windsor star copypassed peacefully surrounded by her 4 children on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 90 years of age and was then reunited with her beloved husband Thomas F. Hooker ( Jan, 2010). Proud and loving mother of Glenn Hooker, Mary Anne Gillespie and husband Rick, Steve Hooker and Bob Hooker and wife Liz. Cherished grandma of Heather Gillespie and husband Travis Wintjes, Rob Gillespie and wife Cheryl, Bryan Hooker, Sydney Hooker and Jordan Hooker and great grandma of Wyatt and Hayden Wintjes. Marguerite married Tom Hooker in September 1945 and together they raised four children on the family farm in South Woodslee. She loved her winters in Florida, gardening and lived for her grandchildren. She could bake pies like nobody’s business and the family will forever love and miss her. The family would like to thank the caring staff at Royal Oak for their patience, love and kindness. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service to celebrate Marguerite’s life will be held from the funeral home on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 11 am. Rev. Catherine Elsdon officiating. Interment Woodslee United Church Cemetery. Memorial donations made to the Essex Food Bank or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.  Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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MARCHANT, George of Essex and formerly of Windsor

Posted by on September 25, 2013

left the lovicurrentwithback copyng arms of his family into the arms of his Lord on Monday, September 23, 2013 at Iler Lodge Long Term Care Centre. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our husband and father at the age of 92 . Devoted and cherished husband of Ruth “Pennie” Marchant for 66 years. Loving father of Brian (Diane), Colleen Nurmi (Al), Brent (Jeanine), Vicki Bennett, late Paul (July 2002), Winton (Vicki) and Eileen Steed (Dan). Fondly remembered by daughter-in-law Linda Marchant. Proud grandpa of 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Dearest brother of Mione Stones (Ray), and predeceased by his sisters Dorothy Kelk, Joyce Groombridge and Edith “Mickey” Pageau. Special friend to David Hines. Jim spent his life committed to his Lord and Saviour, always seeking to exemplify biblical teachings. At the age of 17 he enlisted in the Essex Scottish Regiment and served as a Medical Sergeant during WWII. He fought at Dieppe and was awarded the military medal by King George VI. For many years he owned and operated West End Hardware, later working at Sears as a department manager until his retirement. Anyone who knew him soon realized that he possessed a gift for inventing, building and fixing things, and has left a legacy of boats, bird houses, feeders, etc. His second love next to his family was animals, and over the years nurtured many and spent much time caring for injured birds.The family would like to give thanks to the caring staff at Iler Lodge. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service to celebrate Jim’s life will be held from the funeral home on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 11:30 am. Rev. Don Theobald officiating. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations made to Wings Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Windsor Essex Humane Society or the Salvation Army would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Luzzi, Teresa of Leamington

Posted by on September 25, 2013

Teresa Luzzi pic copy86 years, passed away on Monday, September 23, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Guerino (2010). Devoted and loving mother of Jiulio Luzzi and wife Lucy, Leamington. Cherished Nonna of Albert Luzzi, Anna Maria Mastronardi and husband David and their children Victoria and Matteo, Juliana Rino and husband Dan and their children Alessia, Luca and Gabriel, and David Luzzi. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Wednesday from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Teresa’s life at St. Michael’s Church, 21 Elliott Street, Leamington on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 10 a.m. Entombment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. If you wish to donate in Teresa’s memory the family has asked that donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Family & Friends may share their memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Windsor

Desmarais, Rene of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on September 20, 2013

Desmarais, Rene

71 years, passed away peacefully with Darren, Robin, and life-long friend Roger by his side. Predeceased by daughter Cristine. Father to Darren (Robin), and Danny. Grandfather to Danielle, Steve, and Lacey. Great-grandfather to Braedyn, Tristan, and Poppy to Addy. Rene will be sadly missed by his faithful companions Rusty and Porscha. Rene was retired from Chryslers. Rene enjoyed his Wednesday night car club. Rene also enjoyed travelling, being outdoors, and fishing the on the Ottawa River. Since Rene has passed the Ottawa River is sure to replenish itself with small mouth bass. Cremation has taken place. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Sunday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. 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

Atkinson, Mary Lou of Pelee Island, Ontario

Posted by on September 19, 2013

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73 years, passed away peacefully at her home on Pelee Island, in her garden digging flowers for a friend, on Tuesday, September 17, 2013. Beloved wife of Roger Poisson for over 45 years. Loving mother of Britta K. Poisson (David), Kristen R. Poisson (Donna Swanson), Joshua M. Poisson (Catherine). Proud and cherished grandmother of Jack Orion Poisson, Katherine Richard, Maximus, Zachary and Isabelle Poisson. Always loved and never forgotten by her father Sheridan Atkinson (Susan). Predeceased by her mother Mary Louise Atkinson. Dear sister of Donald Atkinson (Margaret), Sagewalker (Anthony Wilson), Brenda Atkinson, Valerie Geroux, Tina Sigsworth-Stadler (Ed), Ted Atkinson (Susan), Patricia Atkinson. Survived by numerous nieces, nephews and grandnieces and nephews. Mary Lou was a dear friend to many who enjoyed the arts and spending time on the island. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Pelee Island Royal Canadian Legion Br. #403, on Saturday, September 21 at 12 noon. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Pelee Art Works Building Fund, Pelee Island R.C.L. Br. #403 Building Fund or the Pelee Island Clinic. 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

Ewert, Doreen of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on September 19, 2013

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With saddened hearts we say goodbye to our mother, who passed away at the age of 74 on Wednesday, September 18, 2013.  She has finally reunited with her beloved husband, Alvin (November 2000), who she dearly missed. Loving and devoted mother to Laurel and Luigi Di Pierdomenico, Julie Ewert, Michael and Becky Ewert.  Cherished and lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Lindsey and Joel Macri, Lucy, Daniel, Lauren and Emily-Ann Di Pierdomenico, and Paul Ewert. Dearest sister to Theresa Subity (Nick, 1998) and Gary and Nancy LaPorte.  Step sister to Raymond and Doris Rivard, Lynda Rivard, Roger and Pauline Rivard, Jeanette and Dominique Guilbeault, Helen and Alphonse Labonte, Linda and John Upcott, Pat and Dick Blain.  She is predeceased by her parents Arzene LaPorte (1957), Zella LaPorte Rivard (1997) and her brothers and sisters Ulysse LaPorte (1944), Irene Jenner (1979), Robert Rivard (1968) and Rene Rivard (2010).  She will be missed by many nieces, nephews, and friends. Our mother had a love for life, family, song and laughter that touched each of our hearts in so many ways.  She instilled loyalty and devotion to family that will live on in each of us. At Doreen’s request, cremation has taken place.  A family service will be held at Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Southwestern Ontario. 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, London, Windsor