WIEBE: Anna (nee Lange) of Leamington

Posted by on January 19, 2014

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86 years, passed away peacefully on Friday January 17, 2014 at the Leamington Mennonite Home. Beloved wife of the late Peter (2002). Dear mother of Helen and Rick Hamilton, Irene and Bruno DiMenna, Henry Wiebe and Elaine Ranney, Peter and Elizabeth Wiebe. Loving grandmother of David DiMenna, Evelyn Wiebe and Eric Wiebe. Dear sister of the late Heinrich Lange. Loving aunt of Lydia Gruber and Jake Lehn and the late Arvid Wiebe. Visiting at the Leamington Mennonite Home, 35 Pickwick Drive Leamington on Tuesday January 21, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. until time of funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Henry Regier officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Leamington Mennonite Home. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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GOW: Pauline “Polly” (nee Sovie) of Leamington

Posted by on January 19, 2014

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83 years, passed away peacefully on Friday January 17, 2014 at Leamington Hospital. Beloved wife of Cecil for 63 years. Dear mother of Dean Gow (Liz) and Diane Tofflemire (Rob). Loving grandmother of Adele Gow, Shannon Hibble (Andrew), Jessica Tofflemire and Brent Tofflemire. Dear sister of the late Betty Ribble (the late Carl), Robert Sovie, the late Joyce Kirst (Robert), the late Dewar “Sonny” Sovie, Jane Pursel (the late Robert) (Murray Loop) and Jerry Sovie (Bernice). Several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. Cremation. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Tuesday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Memorial Service to celebrate Polly’s life, from the funeral home on Wednesday January 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. Rev. Robert Lemon officiating. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Leamington Hospital Foundation or Salvation Army “Leamington Corps.” Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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Filed Under: Ontario, Windsor

ABBRUZZESE: Luigi of Leamington

Posted by on January 19, 2014

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80 years, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Saturday January 18, 2014 at Hospice Residence. Beloved husband of Nancy (Carlesimo). Dear father of Tony (Cindy), Lynda Ware, Peter (Silvana) and Lucy Abbruzzese. Loving grandpa of Lea and Lauren Ware, Stephanie and Deanna Abbruzzese, Rachel and Ryan Abbruzzese. Dear brother of Joe (Mamie), Andy (Maria), John (Teresa) and Eugene (Nancy). Dear brother-in-law of Maria Vitelli (the late Enrico), Alfredo Carlesimo (the late Rosa), Luigi Carlesimo (Angelina). Predeceased by a sister Lucia DeLellis. Several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. Luigi was a founding member of the Leamington Roma Club and a retired employee of the H.J.Heinz Co. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington (519-326-2631) on Wednesday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Luigi’s life, from St. Michael’s Church, 21 Elliott Street Leamington on Thursday January 23, 2014 at 10 a.m. Fr. Ben Huyge officiating. Entombment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Hospice of Windsor or charity of your choice. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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Mastronardi, Lodina of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on January 18, 2014

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88 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Leamington Court on Monday, January 13, 2014. Beloved wife of Guiseppe for 69 years. Loving mother of Mary Wilkinson (Allan), Lucy Grossi (Bruno), Frank Mastronardi, Jerry Mastronardi. Predeceased by daughter Annette. Dear Nonna of Rod Wilkinson (Michelle), Gwen Hutchison (Ryan), Stacey Friesen (Dave), Jennifer Gualtieri (Jimmy), Carrie Grossi, Alexandra Mastronardi, Morgan Burke (Cory). Proud Great Nonna of Taya, Braelyn, Gabriella, Danika, Brady, Ella, Gavin, Cole, Selina. Predeceased by siblings Gelsomina Ingratta (Ercole), Rinaldo DiMenna (Bambina), Rachela Ingratta (Constantino), Nanina Mastronardi (Giovanni). Special aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Wednesday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Lodina’s life will be held at St. Michael’s Church Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 10 a.m. Entombment at Erie Memorial Gardens to follow. As an expression of sympathy, donations made by cheque to the Leamington Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society 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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Gow, Pauline “Polly” (nee Sovie) of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on January 18, 2014

Gow, Pauline “Polly” (nee Sovie)

83 years, passed away peacefully on Friday January 17, 2014 at Leamington Hospital. Beloved wife of Cecil for 63 years. Dear mother of  Dean Gow (Liz) and Diane Tofflemire (Rob). Loving grandmother of Adele Gow, Shannon Hibble (Andrew), Jessica Tofflemire and Brent Tofflemire. Dear sister of the late Betty Ribble (the late Carl), Robert Sovie, the late Joyce Kirst (Robert), the late Dewar “Sonny” Sovie, Jane Pursel (the late Robert) (Murray Loop) and Jerry Sovie (Bernice). Several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. Cremation. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Tuesday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Memorial Service to celebrate Polly’s life, from the funeral home on Wednesday January 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. Rev. Robert Lemon officiating. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Leamington Hospital Foundation or Salvation Army “Leamington Corps.” Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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Edh, Eric D. of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on January 18, 2014

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77 years, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Thursday January 16, 2014. Beloved husband  of Pat. Dear father of Allen (Lorie), Greg, Jeff (Tammy), Terry, Cindy, the late Darrell and the late Donald. Predeceased by 3 stepdaughters, Sherry, Denise and Stacey. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive. Dear brother of Francis Chartier (Andy), Sonja Sambrook (the late John), Doris Phillips (the late Norman) and the late Diane Edh. Dear brother-in-law of Mike Hotte, Armand Hotte and the late Jeannette Cooper. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. Eric was a paratrooper with the Canadian Armed Forces in Germany and Canada. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Monday 2-5 p.m. and 6 p.m. until time of Funeral Service to celebrate Eric’s life at 7 p.m. Rev. Robert Lemon officiating. Cremation. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Leamington Hospital Foundation. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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Maiuri, Natale “Martin” of Kingsville

Posted by on January 12, 2014

Maiuri, Natale Paper Pic copy86 years, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Betty (2007). Cherished father of Kelly and Patty Maiuri, Penny and Perry Ringrose, Terry and Sandi Maiuri. Devoted Pipi, Grandpa and Great Grandpa of Nancy and Carmelo, Michelle and Mike, Danielle, Chris and Shannon, Randi and Bill, Carrie and Nate, Luke, Kelly-Lynn, Madison, Isabelle, Hailey, Kayla, Dylan, Jesse, Curtis, Lyric, Arianna, Eva, Ernesto, Kaylin and Owen. Dear brother of Francesca Maiuri (Mario). Predeceased by several brothers and sisters. Survived by many nieces and nephews. 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 Natale`s life at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Bryan Girling officiating. Interment Erie Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Leamington Hospital Foundation. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Dunn, Gary Franklin of Leamington

Posted by on January 12, 2014

Gary Dunn Paper Picture75 years, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2014 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband of Pat. Dear father of Charles, Bill and Kathy, Joe, Darren and Rae, Dan, Gary and Stacey. Loving grandfather of Tyler, Emily, William, Lydia, Winter, Lisa and Lantz, Melanie, Patrick and great grandfather of Ryfle and Lilliana. Dear son of the late Charles and the late Bernice Dunn, son-in-law of Margaret Paiement (the late Roger) and the late George Simpson (Theresa) and brother-in-law of Thomas Simpson (Brenda). Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Gary’s life at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 1 p.m. Rev. Thomas J. Kay officiating. Interment Erie Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Lung Association or charity of your choice. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Manchester, H. Luella (nee Geauvreau) of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on January 10, 2014

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90 years, passed away peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior surrounded by her loving family at Brouillette Manor, Tecumseh on Friday, January 10, 2014. Formerly of Leamington and Mersea Township. Dear and devoted wife of the late Lewis Allan Manchester (2011) for almost 70 years. Loving mother of Margaret Rice and late husband Ralph (1999), Lily Bender and husband Melvin. Dearest grandmother of Steve Rice (Brenda), Debbie Rice-Kelly (Dave), Beth Bender (Jeff), Shelly Brookes (Matthew), Allison Boyko (Damon). Proudest great grandmother of Mason and Abbey Rice, Julia and Alexa Brookes, Michael Boyko. Predeceased by 1 brother and 2 sisters. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Luella worked for the H.J. Heinz Company for several years. Luella attended Parkwood Gospel Temple for many years. Luella had a true passion for embroidery, knitting and reading. Special thanks to all the staff at Brouillette Manor for their compassionate care of mom. 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 Service to celebrate Luellas’ life will be held from the funeral home on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 11 a.m. Pastor Mark Hazzard and Pastor Bill Muresan officiating. Interment at Graceland Cemetery, Olinda to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance or make a charitable donation at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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SIMPSON, Margaret “Margie” (Rollo) of Leamington

Posted by on January 10, 2014

SimpsonMargaretPaper copy64 years, passed away, surrounded by her family, on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Hotel Dieu Grace Health Care. Beloved wife of Dwaine. Dear mother of Todd and Daphne Derbyshire, Keith Simpson (Sherri), Tanya Simpson (Mark). Loving grandmother of Scott, Renee, Kyle, Riley, Nicholas, Dakota, Jacen and great grandmother of Serenity. Dear sister of Earlene Bridgman (late John), Fran Simpson, Joanne Doudiet (Joe), Earl Rollo (Tammy), Larry Rollo (Debbie). Predeceased by her parents, Earl (1995) and Ann (2005) Rollo and her brother, Fred Rollo (Cindy). Margie will be missed by many nieces and nephews. 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 Margie’s life at the Funeral Home on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 11 a.m. Rev. Larry Brush officiating. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of you choice. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Miehl, Rose of Leamington

Posted by on January 9, 2014

MiehlRosePaper copy93 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at the Sun Parlor Home. Beloved wife of the late Paul (2003). Dear mother of John Miehl and Judy, London; Tom Miehl and Elfie, Kingsville. Loving grandmother of John Paul, Dawn, Deanna, Karyn and husband Kris Marentette and David. Seven great grandchildren also survive. Predeceased by one brother, John Oswald. Rose was a lifelong member of the Catholic Women’s League. Rose’s family would like to thank all the staff at the Sun Parlor Home for their compassionate care. Special thank you to Rose’s God daughter, Ruth Macksoud, a loving companion and source of strength. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington (519-326-2631) on Friday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers Friday evening. Funeral Mass to celebrate Rose’s life at St. Michael’s Church, 21 Elliott Street, Leamington on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 10 a.m. Fr. Ben Hugye officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations made by cheque to the Arthritis Society or St. Michael’s Church Building Fund would be appreciated. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Windsor

Galloway, Helen of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on January 9, 2014

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88 years, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Windsor Regional Hospital, Ouellette Campus. Beloved wife of the late Harold (2010). Dear mother of Pat Bruner (the late Hugh, 2007), Robert and Bonnie Galloway. Loving grandmother of 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Joe and Muriel Hyatt, Jack Hyatt, the late Harvey Hyatt (Lois), and the late Evelyn James (the late Harold). With respect for Helen’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral services. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Leamington Mennonite Home 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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Cervini, Pasquale of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on January 8, 2014

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82 years, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Henry Ford Hospital. Beloved husband of Angela Cervini. Dear father of Tony and Anna Cervini, Louise and Dan Cacciavillani, Dino and Lora Cervini, Mary Ann and Marco Calibani. Loving grandfather of Celine, Michael, Brandan, Paul, David, Kiara, Cassondra, Matteo, Paolo. Dear brother of Josephine and Domenic Fratarcangeli, the late Adrian Cervini (Maria), the late Emilio Cervini (Susie). Pasquale will be missed by 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. Funeral Mass to celebrate Pasquale’s life at St. Michael’s Church, 21 Elliott Street, Leamington on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 10 a.m. Entombment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Parkinson Society or Leamington Hospital Foundation. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

WOLGEN, Marinus of Essex

Posted by on January 6, 2014

NEW windsor Star Frame copyWOLGEN, Marinus passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at Hotel Dieu-Grace Hospital. Beloved husband of Pilar. Dearest brother of Eppo and Christine Wolgen, George and Alice Wolgen, Mary and Henry Postma, Florence and John deJong and Rika and John Griffioen. Predeceased by his parents Albert and Clara Wolgen and his brother Herman. Marinus will also be remembered and missed by his niece Arcely and Norberto  Abanes Sr. and their children Norberto and Amor and many additional nieces and nephews.  Marinus retired from Chrysler after more than 35 years of service. In his retirement he enjoyed gardening, birds, watching nature programs and fixing antique cars. Visiting will be held at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Friday from 2-5 pm and on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Essex Christian Reformed Church, 276 Talbot Street South, Essex from 9 am until time of Funeral Service to celebrate Marinus’ life at 10 am. Interment Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville. Memorial donations made to the Parkinson’s Society or Canadian Diabetes Association 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: Ontario, Windsor

Fleming, Elmer of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on January 6, 2014

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73 years, passed away suddenly on Monday January 6, 2014. Beloved husband of Jacqueline for 51 years. Dear father of Doreen Munro (John), Mary Ann Treleaven and Elmer Fleming Jr. (Carol). Loving grandfather of Shawna Lynn, Kyle, Caitlyn, Bradley, Christopher, Kyla, McKenzie, Joshua, Justin, Haylie, Dakota and great grandfather of Carter and Juliette. Elmer will also be missed by his very good friends Dennis & Kelly Stevenson. Predeceased by his parents Walter and Velma Fleming. Dear brother of Dora Pinneau, Betty Garrette, Donna Christian, the late Lynda Tazzman, Larry Fleming, Carl Fleming and Carol Predhomme. At Elmer’s request cremation has taken place. 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) or online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Schmidt, Susie of Leamington

Posted by on January 6, 2014

SchmidtSusiePaper copy88 years, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at Leamington Mennonite Home. Beloved wife of the late Nick Schmidt (2005). Loving mother of Larry Schmidt and wife Susan, Barb VanGrinsven, Randy Schmidt and wife Bonnie, Jim Schmidt and wife Jackie Kervoelen. Loving Grandmother of 14 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Dear Sister of Jessie Toews, John Dick and wife Erna, brother-in-law Alfred Fischer. Predeceased by son-in-law Frank VanGrinsven (2005); sisters and brothers -in-law John Toews, John and Elizabeth Schmidt, Anne and Abe Dick, Lena Fischer. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Wednesday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Susie’s life at the Funeral Home on Thursday, January 9, 2013 at 11 a.m. Rev. Bruce Wiebe officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Leamington Mennonite Home or Alzheimer Society. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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McDONALD: Ray Franklin of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on January 5, 2014

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McDONALD, Ray Franklin

Born August 5, 1930, passed away peacefully January 3, 2014. Predeceased by his parents Franklin McDonald and Dorothy Sample. Loving husband and best friend of Elaine (nee Grubb) for 57 years. Devoted father to Ann Mills (Steve) of Wheatley and Richard Ray of Staples. Loving poppa of Jason (Kristen), Justin (Robyn) and Dylan Mills, Jamie Rae Friesen (Colton) and Amy, Ashley and Jessica Breen and families. Darling great poppa of Ella & Levi Mills. Dearest brother of the late Wilda Leeming (Robert), Duane McDonald (Elsie), Marion Sykes (Jack), Melvin McDonald (Pat), Stanley McDonald (Irene), Darlene Murray (Heath), Jo Graff (Robert) and brother-in-law to Karen Deyell (late Robert), late Carol Authier (Gord), Margaret Franklin (Bruce) and Douglas Grubb (Karen). He will be missed by several nieces and nephews. Ray retired from Heinz after 37 years of service, finishing his career as the Department Head of Electrical. Rays favorite past times were camping, hunting, hockey and farming. Visitation will take place at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 14 Russell St. Leamington (519-326-2631) on Monday, January 6, 2013 from 2-5 p.m. and on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Ray’s life at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2013 from St. John’s Anglican Church, 60 Erie St. North, Leamington. Rev. Robert Lemon officiating. Donations may be made to the South Point Minor Hockey Association or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online donations and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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MASTRONARDI: Maria Vincenza of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on January 5, 2014

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Mastronardi, Maria Vincenza

88 years, passed away peacefully at Leamington District Memorial Hospital on Saturday, January 4, 2014. Beloved wife of Alberino for 69 years. Loving mother of Antonietta Mastronardi-Coates and husband Sydney Coates, Nick D. Mastronardi and wife Marjorie, Mike Mastronardi and wife Connie. Predeceased by son Gino (1961). Adored Nonna of Albert, Michelle Preston and husband Jeff, Benjamin Mastronardi and wife Jennifer, Christopher Mastronardi and wife Tanya, Loren and Steven Mastronardi. Proud great Nonna of Alisha, Nicole, Mathew and Jax. Predeceased by sister Marietta Totaro (1947), and brother Gaetano Totaro (1987) and late wife Maria. Special aunt to Raffaele and late husband Etorino, Nick Totaro and wife Rosina, and great niece Teresa DiMenna and late husband Franco. Dear sister-in-law to Lina Guidice (late Guiseppe), Maria Mastronardi (late Pino), the late Ciro Mastronardi (Bambina), the late Beato Mastronardi (Maria) and their families. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Monday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Maria Vincenza’s life will be held at St. Michael’s Church, 21 Elliott Street, Leamington, on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 10 a.m. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery to follow. As an expression of sympathy, donations made by cheque to the Leamington District Memorial Hospital Foundation or St. Michael’s Church Building Fund 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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Aziz, Backous of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on December 31, 2013

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82 years, passed away peacefully at his residence on Sunday December 29, 2013. Loving husband of Mahbouba for 59 years. Dear father of Najet Zakaria (Youssef), Elizabeth Stewart (Steve), Louie Aziz (Krista) and Christina Raffoul (George). Loving grandfather of Patty Zakaria – Nikolov (Stevco), Josie Zakaria, Kate and Tori Stewart, Christie Mauricio (Shaun), Billy, Jessica and Nicole Aziz and Samuel and Nicholas Raffoul. Great grandfather of Sofia, Marissa and Olivia. Backous will be missed by his brothers and sisters, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in Canada and Lebanon. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington on Monday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Backous’  life at St. Anthony’s Parish 280 Talbot Street East Leamington on Tuesday December 31, 2013 at 10 a.m. Monsignour Charles Saad officiating. Friends may send condolences at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Barkovsky, Henry “Vern” of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on December 31, 2013

BarkovskyVernPaperBarkovsky, Henry “Vern”   78 years, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 30, 2013 at the Leamington Mennonite Home. Dear and devoted husband of Erna (Konrad) for over 53 years. Loving father of David and his wife Tanya, Linda Barkovsky and husband David King, Paul and his wife Leasa. Beloved Opa of 4 grandchildren. Dear brother of Betty Rodway and husband Cal, Rita Neudorf and husband Peter, John Barkovsky, brother-in-law Bob Dyck, brother-in-law Bill Konrad and wife Marlene, sister-in-law Margaret Kroeker and husband Henry. Predeceased by his mother and father Agatha and John Barkovsky, and sister Kathy Dyck. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Vern’s life will be held at Leamington United Mennonite Church, 78 Oak Street East, on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 11 a.m. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Leamington Mennonite Home (Music Therapy) or to the Parkinson Society. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

MELOCHE (Schofield) , Ethel Irene “Polly”

Posted by on December 30, 2013

passed away peacefully at Royal Oak Long Term Care Centre, Kingsville, on December 18, 2013 at the
age of 97.  Predeceased by her husband, Herbert (1976).  Loving Mom of the late Robert (2002) (Annett 2011), Ron (Norma), and Joanne Meloche (Christine). Polly adored her seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  Predeceased by her brothers Victor, Robert and Fred. Survived by her two sister-in-laws Gloria and Marge. The family would like to thank all the staff at Royal Oak who made Mom’s last seven years a comfort to her and  her family and for the exceptional care she received.  We can’t say enough about how grateful we are for their support. Visiting will be held at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E, Essex (519-776-4233) on Monday, December 23, 2013 from 10 am until time of Funeral Service to celebrate Polly’s life at 11 am. Fr. Dave Boutette officiating.  Interment St. Clements cemetery, McGregor.   If you so desire, memorial donations may be made  to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario, Windsor

GALIPEAU, Pamela Elaine

Posted by on December 30, 2013

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After a hard courageous battle, Pamela passed peacefully at home with her family by her side on Monday, December 23, 2013 at 66 years of age. Beloved wife of Charles “Chuck”. Cherished and loving mother of Laura and Glen Mills and Layne and Ken Hoskins. Adored grandma of Danielle Bonnevie (Brent), Jordyn (Dallas), Madison and Natalie Mills and Braydon, Mackenna and Austin Hoskins. Great grandma of Brock Bonnevie. Dearest sister of Ron Morand (Terry) and sister-in-law of Robert Zolotcov (Helen Toner). Pam will also be missed by her puppy Rocky. Pam retired from Hotel Dieu Grace hospital after more than 40 years of service. She loved her visits to the casino, playing bingo and poker. She also kept busy crafting many personal gifts with crocheting and beading. Pam was an avid hockey and football fan and a huge supporter of the Essex Ravens Football Club. Her family was everything to her and she will be greatly missed. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233)on Friday 2-5 and 7-9 pm and on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 146 Talbot Street South, Essex from 930 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am. Fr. Robert Rocheleau officiating. Parish prayers Friday 7 pm. Cremation to follow. If desired memorial donations made to Hospice Windsor Essex would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Wally, Metro of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on December 27, 2013

Wally Paper2 copyWally, Metro 89 years, passed away at his home on Christmas Day December 25, 2013. Beloved husband of Mary (Lockhart) for 68 years. Dear dad of Wendy Froese (Peter), MaryLou Reid (the late Dean 1999), Kathy Gabriele (Vic). Wally will be missed by his four grandchildren, Stewart Froese (Mary), Stacy Curtis (Dave), Shelly Gale (Kevin), Julie Lypka (Mike) and his ten great grandchildren, Cameron, Chris, Connor, Cerrissa, Brittany, Breanna, Brooklyn, Kanaan, Sienna, Alexis and Max. Metro was born in Sifton Manitoba to Bill and Cassie Wally. Dear brother of Lea Bohn (the late George), Mary Jackson (Bill), Nick Wally (Mary), the late Ann Beauchamp (the late Ernie), the late Oriest Wally (Lucille). Special friend of Heather Stramacchia (Bruno), Jerry Dupuis (Janet) and Bob Fitzgerald (Bev). Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington (519-326-2631) on Sunday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Wally’s life, from St. John’s Anglican Church, 60 Erie Street North Leamington on Monday December 30, 2013 at 1 p.m. Rev. Robert Lemon officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Leamington Hospital Foundation “Dialysis Unit” or charity of your choice. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Mastronardi, Moretto of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on December 24, 2013

Mastronardi1 copyMastronardi, Moretto Passed away peacefully on Sunday December 22, 2013 at the age of 90 years with his family by his side. Beloved husband of Mercede with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Cherished father of Olindo Mastronardi and Theresa Mastronardi. Predeceased by his parents Teresa Mastronardi (1987) and Olindo Mastronardi (1989), brothers Henry Mastronardi (1981) (wife Maria), Gino Mastronardi (1997) and wife Nancy (2003). Dear brother-in-law to Enrico D’Agnillo (Gina), LaSalle; Letizia D’Agnillo, Windsor; Giacinto D’Agnillo (Anna), Italy. Dear brother-in-law of the late Christanziano and Teresina D’Agnillo, Windsor; Armando D’Agnillo, Windsor; Vincenza and Ercolino Pannunzio, Italy; Angiolina and Angelo Pannunzio, Italy. Moretto is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends. He was a life member of the Leamington Roma Club and a farmer in the Leamington area for over 50 years until his retirement. 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 Moretto’s life, from St. Michael’s Church, 21 Elliott Street Leamington on Friday December 27, 2013 at 10 a.m. Fr. Patrick Beneteau officiating. Entombment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Parish Prayers Thursday at 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Alzheimer Society or charity of your choice. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Pretty, Jean P of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on December 24, 2013

Pretty, Jean P. 91 years, passed away Sunday December 22, 2013 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Allan (1951). Dear mother of Paul and Kim. Dear grandmother of Kaytlyn. Dear sister of Donald Sutherland, the late Gord Sutherland and James Sutherland (Desci). At Jean’s request cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or memorial service. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society by contacting the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street Leamington at 519-326-2631 or online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor