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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Filed Under: Toronto, Windsor

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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Filed Under: Windsor

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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Filed Under: Windsor

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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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

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

Wilson, Ian of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on April 23, 2014

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Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Leamington District Memorial Hospital on April 19, 2014. Predeceased by his parents Alan (Ben) and Patricia Wilson. Loving brother of Scott Wilson (Debbie), Wendy Steingart (Wayne), Sue Canning. Dear uncle of Kristy (Jessy), Wayne, Chris (Danielle), Kyle, Joanne and Eric. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St. Leamington (519-326-2631) Thursday 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 11 a.m. Interment Erie Memorial Gardens. Friends may send condolences at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Tavares, John of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on April 23, 2014

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53 years, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loved ones on Sunday, April 20, 2014. Dear son of Maria Tavares and the late Humberto (1988). Dear father of Michael Tavares (Elizabeth) and Jennifer Tavares (fiance’ Aaron Rahm). Dear brother of Bert Tavares (Kim), Donna Ford (Marane Thompson), Edward Tavares (Shelly Hebert). Dear uncle of Melinda Ford (Jason Primeau), the late Jeffrey Ford (2009), Vanessa Tavares, Mackenzie Tavares, Nicholas Tavares and Shaun Tavares. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington, on Thursday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate John’s life from St. Michael’s Church, 21 Elliott Street, Leamington on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 10 a.m. Fr. Patrick Beneteau officiating. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Kimm, Helena Maria of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on April 17, 2014

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88 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Alje Kimm (1982). Loving mother of Helma Connors and husband Rick, Sarnia; Henry Kimm and wife Beth, Leamington. Special Oma of Shawn (Julie), Shannon (Brad), Ryan (Andrea), Craig, Leslie. Proud great Oma of Abbi and Wil. Dear sister of Wilhelmina Slabbekoorn and late husband Quinten. Predeceased by her siblings in Holland Bart, John, Diny and Johannas. Helena is survived by many nieces and nephews. Oma was a talented crafter creating hundreds of crocheted, knitted and cross stitched items for church fundraisers and the Guardian Angel Program. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Friday from 2-5 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Helena’s life will be held at Faith Reformed Church, 1115 Seacliff Drive, Kingsville, on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Ken Labbe officiating. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to Faith Reformed Church, Kingsville or the Leamington District Memorial Hospital 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, Sarnia, Windsor

Harris, Louis Lawrence Jr. of Leamington

Posted by on April 15, 2014

Harris Louis Paper copy74 years, entered into rest peacefully on Monday, April 14, 2014 at Hospice Residence after a courageous fight. Loving father of Karen (Rudy Komsic), Jill (Doug Pearce). Proud and Loving Papa of Jacqueline, Olivia and Michael Komsic. Caring companion of June Grannis, her children, Lorie and Julie, and her grandchildren, Jacob and William. Dear brother of the late Joanne Burman (the late Robert), Tom Harris (Julie) and special uncle of Debbie Heiss (Ned) and Sharon Burman. Former husband and friend of the late Susan (Galipeau)(2001). Lou was a longtime Leamington businessman (Erie Appliances, Thirteen Russell Steak House, Land Developer) who loved Pelee Island, boating, flying and enjoying life! The family wish to thank everyone on the 8th Floor at Windsor Regional Hospital Ouellette Campus and Hospice of Windsor/Essex County. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Wednesday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Memorial Service to celebrate Lou’s life at the Funeral Home on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 11 a.m. Fr. Patrick Beneteau officiating. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Leamington Hospital Foundation (Hospice). Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca
“If you ask me what I came to do in the world…I will answer, I am here to live out loud.” – Emile Zola

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Filed Under: Windsor

Marcovecchio, Elena (DiMenna) of Ruthven

Posted by on April 14, 2014

MarcovecchioElenapaper90 years, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved wife of Paolino for 70 years (March 23, 1944). Dear mother of Dora and Tony G. Mastronardi, Vincenzo and Anna Marcovecchio. Loving grandmother of Dina and Gary Klaas, Gus Mastronardi, Paul and Anne Marcovecchio, Stephen and Michelle Marcovecchio and great grandmother of Matthew and Kaitlin Klaas, Mitchell Klaas, Morgan Klaas, Tyler Mastronardi, Stephanie Mastronardi, Gianna Marcovecchio, Julia Marcovecchio, Elena Marcovecchio. Dear sister of Luigi DiMenna (Lucia), the late Giuseppe DiMenna (Maria), the late Tony DiMenna (the late Dora), Mercede DiMenna (the late Antonio). Elena will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Elena’s family wish to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Leamington Hospital for their kindness. 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 Elena’s life at St. Michael’s Church, 21 Elliott Street, Leamington on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 10 a.m. Entombment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to St. Michael’s Church Building Fund, Leamington Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Windsor

WIEBE: Nicholas H. of Leamington, Ontario.

Posted by on April 13, 2014

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91 years, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Saturday April 12, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Irene (1998). Dear father of Roger and Judy Butler (Dale). Loving grandfather of Ryan Butler (Sulienne), Carly Butler  Verheyen (Adam).  Dear brother of Rudy Wiebe (Pat). Predeceased by 1 sister Mary Wiebe and 2 brothers Danny and Ernie. Nick was a life member of Leamington Br. # 84 Royal Canadian Legion, Veteran of WW II, serving in the Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment, a dedicated employee at Canada Post for over 30 years and a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Leamington.Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Tuesday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Nick’s life, from the funeral home on Wednesday April 16, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Thomas J. Kay officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Knox Presbyterian Church or Leamington Hospital Foundation. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at http://www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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MARCHAND: Doris (nee Naylor) of Leamington

Posted by on April 10, 2014

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A resident of Leamington, Doris Marchand passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the Iler Lodge Long Term Care Centre in Essex with family at her side at the age of 85.  She was born in Windsor and was the daughter of the late William and  Marie Naylor.  Loving wife of the late James Marchand (2013).  Loving mother of James Larry Marchand Jr., Carol Proulx (the late Garry), David Peters (Linda), Ron Peters (Jackie), Linda Acchione (Sandy), Ken Peters (Cindy), Debbie Price (Mike).  Cherished grandmother of 17 and great grandmother of 30.  Dear sister to James Naylor and his wife Hilda. Family and friends will be received at  the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 14 Russell St. Leamington (519 326-2631) on Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  A Funeral Service to celebrate Doris’ life will be held in the Funeral Home on  Saturday, April 12, 2014  at 11:00 a.m.  Fr. Patrick Beneteau celebrant. Interment to follow at  Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Leamington . Memorial donations to  the Alzheimer Society or the  Canadian Down Syndrome Society 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

Resendes, Antonio “Tony” of Wheatley, Ontario

Posted by on April 8, 2014

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66 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday April 8, 2014. Beloved husband of Fatima (Marques). Dear brother of Fernando (Mary Jose), Fatima Teixeira (Abilio), Jose Maria (Gilda), Conceicao Marques(Armenio), Isaac (Paulina), John (Susan). Many nieces, nephews, great nephews, cousins and friends also survive. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Wednesday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Tony’s life, from Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, Wheatley on Thursday April 10, 2014 at 11 a.m. Entombment Erie Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Leamington Hospital Foundation (Hospice) Mass Intentions or Canadian Cancer Society. Friends may send condolences online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Pritchard, Dr. Wilmer John “Bill” (DDS) of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on April 8, 2014

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passed away peacefully on Monday April 7, 2014 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Born April 3, 1926 on a dairy farm in Palmerston, ON. Son of Myrtle and James Pritchard. Beloved husband of Nancy (Gray) for 64 years. Dear father of Jane Pritchard, Dr. Sandy Pritchard, Brenda Pritchard (Bob McKeen), all of Toronto. Beloved Papa to Kate Southwell (Andrew), Logan, Hunter, Madison and Baylie Pritchard, Jesse and Taylor Foden. Special Papa to Rita. Predeceased by a brother Ken. Many nieces and nephews also survive. Bill attended school in Palmerston from which he graduated as Valedictorian in 1944. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1944. When W.W.II ended in 1945 he started studies at University of Toronto School of Dentistry. Soon after he met Nancy a student nurse, the love of his life and mother of his three children. Following graduation he married Nancy and moved to Leamington to practice family dentistry until his retirement 40 years later. He was past president of the Leamington Kinsmen Club, Essex County Dental Association and Sun Parlour Curling Club. In 1962 he and his good friend Dr. Murray O’Neil, a couple of flying farm boys founded Highline Mushroom Farm. Dentistry was his profession but flying was his passion. He owned and flew many different aircraft over a period of 52 years. Music played a large part in Bill’s life, from competing as a child in Stratford Music Festival to playing trumpet at High School, then Varsity Band and travel with the Helen Law Singers to Wales. He was also the director of the popular Lancaster Band for over 30 years. Finally, he played “Taps” each evening at sundown while vacationing in Florida. Bill fought the good fight but could not overcome the devastation of myelodysplasia. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Friday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Bill’s life, from the Leamington United Church, 9 John Street Leamington on Saturday April 12, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Paul Rodey officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. The Pritchard family will be forever grateful to Dr. Tawil and Dr. Gonzalez for their compassionate care and to the staff at Leamington Hospital, especially the Emergency Department, the nurses on 2nd Floor and the girls in Outpatient Department in charge of transfusions for their care and kindness. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made by cheque to Leamington Hospital Foundation (Hospice). Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, London, Windsor

SIMON Marie Diane Gabrielle (nee Leveille) of Cottam

Posted by on April 7, 2014

cardinalPassed away April 2, 2014 following a lengthy illness, at the age of 54. Diane is reunited with her loving son Cale, who we lost far too soon in 2003. Beloved wife of Brad Simon. Dear mom of Adam Simon and wife Ange of Thamesville. Beloved “Gramma” to “The Little Man”, Bradley Simon. Sister of Giles Leveille and wife Marianne; Ghislaine Gallagher and husband Jim; Normand Leveille, Joanne Leveille, and the late Mike Leveille and surviving wife Maryanne; and the late Guy Leveille and surviving wife Sharon.  Dear sister-in-law of Judy Bobaljik and husband John; and Brenda Dixon.  Dear “Daughter” of Murray Simon, and his late wife, Inez (nee Congdon). Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. Diane’s passions were her family & her writing. She worked for many years as a freelance writer for the Windsor Star, The Leamington Post and others. In keeping with her wishes, a private family service with cremation has taken place. In the hope that warm weather cannot be very far away, the family will host an open house for relatives and friends  to congregate and celebrate “Di’s” life. Time and date to be announced. Memorial donations to your favourite charity would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to REID FUNERAL HOME, 14 Russell St., Leamington, Ontario.

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BRIGGS: James Bertram of Wheatley

Posted by on April 7, 2014

July 8, 1924 – April 3, 2014

Passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (Palliative Care). Beloved and treasured husband of Sharon (Reid). Dear father of James, Marlene and Laura Briggs-Taves (Martin). Cremation was held and a private family service will take place at a later date. If desired memorial donations may be made by cheque to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Canada. Friends may share memories and make donations at http://www.reidfuneralhome.ca/

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Enns, Paul Jeffrey of Leamington

Posted by on April 3, 2014

EnnsPaulPaper47 years, passed away on April 2, 2014 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital after a two-year long struggle with brain cancer. Loving husband of Jenny (Huebert). Loving father of Amanda and Camryn. Dear son of Kenneth and Rita Enns and son-in-law of Victor and Helen Huebert. Brother of Lisa Enns and Steve and Shelley Enns. Brother-in-law of Jodi Huebert and Martha and Oscar Pena. Adored uncle of Sofia, Natasha, Grace, Simon, Maddie, Alex and Siena. Sadly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Paul was a partner in the law firm Ricci, Enns & Rollier in Leamington, was active in his church and community and served on the UMEI board of directors. Thank-you to the staff at Windsor Regional Cancer Centre, Windsor Regional Hospital (Ouellette and Met campus) and Leamington District Memorial Hospital for the excellent care Paul received over the past two years. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Saturday 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. A private graveside service will take place on Monday, April 7, 2014 followed by a public Funeral Service to celebrate Paul’s life at North Leamington United Mennonite Church, 625 Mersea Road 6 at 11 a.m. Rev. Bruce Wiebe officiating. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to UMEI. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Windsor

Ciacelli, John A. of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on April 3, 2014

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82 years, passed away peacefully on Monday March 31, 2014. Beloved husband of Pasqualina for 62 years. Dear father of Dominic (Karen), Carlo (Lynne). Loving Nonno of Dominic John, Carly and Chaz. Dear brother of Madeline Cervini (the late Stanley), Paresina Pacioni (Arcangelo), Frank Ciacelli (Antoinette) and Rosa Alberti (Primo). Dear brother-in-law of Caterina Ligori (John), Lucia Stridi (Bruno).  Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Thursday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate John’s life, from St. Michael’s Church, 21 Elliott Street Leamington on Friday April 4, 2014 at 11 a.m. Entombment Erie Memorial Gardens Leamington. Parish Prayers Thursday evening. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Heart & Stroke Foundation or Juvenile Diabetes Association. John’s family wish to thank the Emergency Staff at Leamington Hospital and Victoria Hospital for all their care. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Joseph, Paul Challita of Leamington

Posted by on April 2, 2014

Joseph Paul Paper copy69 years, passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at London Health Sciences Centre. Beloved husband of Laura (Thomas). Dear father of Tony and wife Brenda, Theresa Joseph, Linda Fernandes and David and wife Mary. Loving grandfather of Rebekah, Kurtis, Joshua, Christopher and Jonathan. Dear brother of Antonios Challita (Marie), Bakos Youssef (Nadia), the late Youssef Youssef (the late Zarifa), the late Michael Youssef (the late Theresa), the late Alyia Boutros (the late Stephen), the late Chama Nohra (the late Joseph) and the late Sarkis Youssef (the late Yvonne). Survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Friday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Paul’s life at St. Anthony’s Parish, 280 Talbot Street East, Leamington on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 10 a.m. Entombment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Magri, Edith of Leamington

Posted by on April 2, 2014

Magri Edith Paper copy84 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday, March 31, 2014 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Predeceased by her parents, Michael and Saveria Magri. Loving sister of Dominic Magri (late wife Loretta), late Albert Magri (February 24, 2000) and wife Tina, late Dorothy Dombkowski (February 24, 2013), Jean Dzvirka and husband George. Special Aunt to Richard and Nancy Magri, Tom and Anita Magri, Rosanne Brown (Magri), Gregory Magri and Sandy, Christina and Kevin Walton, Carolyn Larson and Brian, Sandra and Lawrence Zimmermann, Sheryl and George Weldon, Selena Nicholson, Stacey and the late Barry Williams and many great nieces, nephews and cousins. Edith enjoyed dancing, playing bingo, and gardening. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her as the one and only “Auntie Eda”. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington on Thursday 2-5 & 7-9. Funeral Mass to celebrate Edith’s life at St. Joseph’s Church, 310 Sherk Street, Leamington on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 10 a.m. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Heart & Stroke Foundation or St. Michael’s Church Building Fund. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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BIRCH-NEWMAN, Marian of Cottam, Ontario

Posted by on April 1, 2014

BIRCH-NEWMAN Marian

Passed peacefully on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 87 years of age. Loving mother of George Newman (Diane), the late Jerry Newman (Dona McFarlane), Bonnie Quinlan (Tony Passalacqua), Debbie Gemmell (Jim), Lee Anne Wolters. Adored grandma of Sherry Newman , the late Calvin Newman, Shelley Kraynack (Don), Chris Newman (Laurie), Stacie Diemer (Dave), Tric ia Newman Heacock (Chris), Cheryl Mahon (Dan), Todd Quinlan, Crystal Sylvestre (Ken), Melissa Brindley (Brad), Tiffany Gemmell, Stephen Gemmell, Jamieson Gemmell, Amanda Gemmell, Chad Wolters, Cortny Wolters, Cale Allen, Cooper Allen, 24 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Dearest sister of the late Dorothy, Don (late Doreen), Geraldine Birch Dawson, Late Lorne (Barb) and Albert (Shirley). Marian will also be remembered by many nieces and nephews. Marian enjoyed driving school bus for 26 years and enjoyed farming as well as her garden. Her grandchildren were her life’s greatest joy. To follow Marian’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E, Essex (519-776-4233) on Friday, March 21, 2014 from 130 -330 pm and 530 until time of Funeral Service to celebrate Marian’s life at 7:30 pm. Memorial donations made to Alzheimer Society or Brooker Baptist 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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LAPLANTE: Eileen Margaret of Essex, formerly of Woodslee

Posted by on March 31, 2014

LaPlante,Eileen SoloLaPlante: Eileen Margaret

A resident of Essex and a long time former resident of Woodslee, Eileen LaPlante passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the Windsor Regional Hospital, Metropolitan Campus at the age of 87. She was born in Woodslee and was the daughter of the late Ernest LaPlante and Florence LaPlante (nee Burton). Dear aunt of Ed & Ann Vanderbeck, Judy & Glen Fulmer, Wayne & Nancy Vanderbeck. Eileen will also be dearly missed by her great niece- Allison and great nephews- Chad, Edward, Jason and Darius; great-great nephew Brennan and great -great niece- Mayce. Predeceased by her brother Donald, sister’s- Hazel and Mary (Cecil) as well as her great niece Stacey. Family and friends will be received at Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E. Essex (519 776-4233) on Tuesday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Parish prayers will be held at 7:00 p.m. Family and friends are invited to gather on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 146 Talbot St. S. Essex from 12:30 p.m. until the Funeral Mass to celebrate Eileen’s life at 1:30 pm. Fr. Dave Boutette celebrant. Interment to follow at St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Woodslee. Memorial donations to CNIB would be appreciated by the family. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Gunn, Phyllis of Leamington

Posted by on March 24, 2014

85 years, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Meredith (1987). Dear mother of Carol Chapman (the late Doug), Robert Gunn (the late Clare). Loving grandmother of William, Jody, Cory, Harley, Renee and Bobbie. Predeceased by her sisters, Esther Frail, Gwen Bathe, Carrie White, Theora Mansfield, Viva Richardson and brother, Trafton White. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Phyllis’ life at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 1 p.m. Rev. Michael Sealy officiating. Interment Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Alzheimer Society. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Windsor