ROBSON: Ron of Essex

Posted by on May 5, 2016

Robson Colour.jpgPassed away suddenly on April 26, 2016 at 69 years of age. Son of Tom (late Clara) Robson. Loving father of David (Melissa) and Carrie (Bill) Deehan. He will sadly be missed by Judy Wellwood-Robson. Treasured Grandpa Ron of Jack, Ava, Colin, Lainey and Emmett. Brother of Tim (Marj), Marlene Coote and the late David (1949). Also survived by many nieces, nephews as well as many extended family members. Ron was an avid hockey player, fan, coach and Past President of Essex Minor Hockey. Additionally, he served with the Old Sandwich South Fire Department for a number of years. Ron enjoyed a 35-year career in the Machine Tool Industry in both Windsor and Detroit. He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 201 where he appreciated time spent with family and friends. Ron is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Limited (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. North, Essex on Friday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers Friday at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, family and friends are invited to meet at the Holy Name of Jesus Church (146 Talbot St. S, Essex) after 9:30 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville. Donations may be made to the Diabetes Association or to the Essex Area Foodbank. You may send your condolences online at www.kennedyfh.com

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QUINLAN: David of Kingsville

Posted by on May 5, 2016

Entered into eternal rest on April 25, 2016. Private arrangements entrusted to the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St N, Essex. You may send your condolences online at www.kennedyfh.com

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MOGGY: Arthur of Essex

Posted by on May 5, 2016

June 21, 1938 – April 25, 2016. It’s with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our Dad, Arthur Moggy. Late of Manitowaning. Son of the late George and Sarah Moggy. Beloved husband of the late Winnie. Loving father of Pam (Andrew), Dean, Alan (Tracey), Sharon (Kevin), Danny, Laura (Al) and the late Lloyd (Tracy). Treasured Grandpa of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Brother of Robert (Bev), Mervyn (Karen), James (Sue) and Grant (Nancy). He will be sadly missed his special friends Eila and Ruth; Pat and Earl. Art will also be greatly missed by many nieces and nephews, friends and family of Manitowaning. Art enjoyed taking people to their appointments in Sudbury regardless of the time of day. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will take place in Manitowaning at a later date. Donations may be made to the Lung Association. Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. North, Essex. You may send your condolences online www.kennedyfh.com

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GUMLACK: Marie May of Amherstburg

Posted by on May 5, 2016

4x6Passed away peacefully on April 22, 2016 at 96 years of age. Beloved companion of Hubert Gregory. Wife of the late Edward LaBell (1973) and Frank Gumlack (1986). Loving mother of Robert (Dawne) LaBell; the late Donna Gagnon (1985) and the late Mary-Ann Gagnon (2014). Dear grandmother of 9, 15 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Marie was one of 16 Janisse children. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Marie is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex on Sunday from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers Sunday at 8 p.m. On Monday, family and friends are invited to meet at St. Clements Parish (Walker Rd., McGregor) after 9:30 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Private family burial at Michigan Memorial Park, Flat Rock, Michigan. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. You may send your condolences online at www.kennedyfh.com

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DEROY: Rita (nee Belanger) of Essex

Posted by on May 5, 2016

Deroy colorEntered into eternal rest in the comfort of family on April 16t, 2016 at 92 years of age. Dear wife of the late Gerard Deroy. Loving mother of Andre (Barbara) Deroy, Mark (Catherine Lewis) Deroy, Denise (Grant) Stevenson, Roland (Carole) Deroy and the late Richard Deroy. Treasured grandmother of 13 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Sister of Andre (Gerry) Belanger; the late Paul Belanger, and Henry “Pete” (Shirley) Belanger. Sister-in-law of Helen Belanger and Eleanor Deroy. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Specials thanks to the staff of St. Elizabeth’s for your loving care of our mom. On Tuesday, family and friends are invited to gather at the Holy Name of Jesus Church (146 Talbot St. N, Essex) on Tuesday after 10:00 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or to the Ronald McDonald House. You may send your condolences online at www.kennedyfh.com                 Rita will always be remembered for being a true and loving mom.

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KOEHLER: William “Bill”

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Koehler colorOur beloved William (Bill) Ernest Koehler of Lampman, SK, passed away suddenly on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at the age of 66 years. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Linda of Lampman, SK; son of Helen and the late Ernest Koehler, of Maidstone; sisters, Arlene (late Doug), Port Elgin, ON and Deanna (Kim), Kelowna, B.C. Also left to cherish his memory are three daughters, Stacey, Calgary AB, Sarah (Chad), Kelowna, B.C. and Amy, Cochrane AB; stepson Jeff Sheppard, AB; grandsons, Tyler, Spencer, Aiden and Cullen, granddaughter Colby, and late granddaughter Savana, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. On Saturday, May 14, 2016 friends and family are invited to gather at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex after 10 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Bill’s life at 11 a.m. Bill will be laid to rest with his father following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s memory may be made to a charity of choice. You may send your condolences online at www.kennedyfh.com

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EYRAUD: Joanne Susan (Rusenstrom/Turnbull) of Maidstone

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Eyraud Colour.jpgEntered into eternal rest on April 6, 2016 at 68 years of age with her family by her side. Beloved wife of Bernard with whom she celebrated 21 years of marriage. Loving mother of Derek Turnbull, Craig Turnbull and Heather Wansbrough (Mike). Treasured Nanny of Michael, James, Brooke, Joseph, Erik, Justin, Chloe and the late Jessica. Loved sister of Phillip Rusenstrom (late Sandy), Shirley Conlin (John), Edward Rusenstrom (Becky) and Carol Rusenstrom-Therrien. Sister-in-law of Evelyn Murray, Phillip Eyraud (Judy), Helen Ruttle (Jim), Paul Eyraud (Connie), Roy Eyraud and the late Gordon Eyraud (Donna). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to everyone at Iler Lodge for last 4 years and for your exceptional care of Joanne; to the Doctors and Nurse’s at Met Hospital. Joanne was an employee of Ford Motor Company. She was a long time member of St. Mary’s Church in Maidstone.  Joanne is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd.  (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex on Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers Friday at 4:30 p.m. On Saturday, family and friends are invited to gather at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church (Maidstone) after 9:00 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Donations may be made to Transition to Betterness. You may send your condolences online at www.kennedyfh.com

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STRATFORD: Sonja of Windsor

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webBorn on April 14, 1975 and passed away peacefully, after a long illness at the age of 40. Beloved daughter of Bill and wife Erna Stratford of Kingsville. Dear sister of Chad (Shawna) Stratford. Aunt to Lilly and Brantley. Loving Grand-daughter of the late Charles and Evelyn Stratford; Elisabeth and the late William Vandenamstel. Dear niece of Jim and Donna Reeb, Frank (Brenda) Vandenamstel and Sylvia Bradfield. Cremation has taken place. A private family dinner at Sonja’s Favorite place will be held at a later date. Many thanks to her PSW’s and caregivers; Dr. St. Amour and Heather; Dr. Chevalier and staff at Met. Hospital; Kennedy’s Funeral Home for their compassion and understanding; as well as Sonja’s special friends, Mel, Mandy and Kim. In memory of Sonja, donations may be made to Transition to Betterness. Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex. You may send your condolences online at www.kennedyfh.com

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SOULLIERE: Thomas Felix of Kingsville

Posted by on April 3, 2016

webPassed away peacefully with his family by his side on April 2, 2016 at 73 years of age. Beloved husband of Kathy with whom he celebrated 29 years of marriage. Loving father Dwayne (Kim), David (Connie), Darrell (Kim), Heather (John) Graham and Donnie (Chelsea). Treasured Grandpa of Derrick, Jade, Shayne, Luke, Ella, Scarlett and Elizabeth and their families. Brother of Ulysses (Judy) and Mary (Wayne) Norton. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Thomas was the most compassionate person you ever met. He truly loved his grand kids, family and friends. He will absolutely be missed by everyone who knew him. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of his life will take place at a later date. Donations may be made to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex. You may send condolences online www.kennedyfh.com

 

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WILSON: Delores Jean (nee O’Keefe)

Posted by on April 3, 2016

essex free pressWith heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Delores Wilson. Beloved wife of James Wilson with whom she celebrated 56 years of marriage. Loving mother of Debbie Finn (Mike), Diane Cameron (Derek) and Richard Wilson (Meegan). Treasured grandmother of Brandon (Casandra), Alyssa (Nem), Mitchell, Joshua, Drew and Ethan. Cherished Great-grandmother of Blake. Survived by siblings Lillian, Madeline, Bernadette, Augustine (Jr.). Predeceased by siblings Gordon, Ken, Johnny, Pat, Cecile, Shirley, Pearl and William. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held. In honour of Del, donations may be made to Transition to Betterness or the Hospice of Windsor & Essex County. Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex entrusted with arrangements. You may send your condolences online at www.kennedyfh.com

 

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HEDGE: Thelma Ilene (nee Joyce)

Posted by on April 3, 2016

webPassed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on April 2, 2016 at 94 years of age. Dear wife of the late Burns Hedge (1977). Loving mother of Kathleen and husband Paul Hudak and the late Ronald Hedge (1970). Treasured Gram of Steven Hudak (Annie Kenet) and Susan Purdy (Justin). Great-grandmother of Aletha, Logan and Drake Purdy. Sister of the late Ray, Ledson and Minnie. Thelma could always be found outside attending to her garden. Thelma is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Donations may be made to Windsor Regional Cancer Centre Foundation. You may send your condolences online at www.kennedyfh.com

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SHANAHAN: Isabelle (nee Forbes)

Posted by on April 3, 2016

template for photo square newEntered into eternal rest with her family by her side on March 30, 2016 at 73 years of age. Treasured wife of Tim Shanahan with whom she celebrated 53 years of marriage. Daughter of the late Raymond and Grace Forbes. Daughter-in-law of the late Raymond and Helen Shanahan. Loving mother of Carolyn LeMay (Sean), Mike Shanahan (Heather), Kevin Shanahan (Christine), Kathleen Prentice (Drae) and Maureen Weissenboeck (Mark). Treasured Grandma of Rebecca, Travis, Brodie, Kendra and Jeremiah; Taylor, Matthew, Abbey and Jacob; Brianne; Madison, Zachary, Megan and Maya; Dean and Grace. Great-grandma of Lyla. Sister of Stan Forbes (Cecile), Mary Jane Borrell (Dan), Cathy Guilbeault (Len) and Elaine MacIntyre (Robbie); the late Joe Forbes (Margaret) and Charles Forbes (Ruth Ann). Sister-in-law of Dennis Shanahan (Cindy) and Linda Dalgleish (Bob); the late Garnet Shanahan (Beatrice) and Ruth Ann Shanahan (1957). Also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours. Isabelle was a long time member of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Woodslee and the CWL. Both Tim and Isabelle operated Pine Grove Farms where many people enjoyed a hayride and her good food for 30 years. Isabelle is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. CWL Prayers Sunday at 3 p.m. Parish Prayers Sunday at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Woodslee on Monday at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at St. John the Evangelist Cemetery. Donations may be made to Family Respite Services (to support families in our community who are caring for children with disabilities). You may send your condolences online at www.kennedyfh.com

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WAGNER: Alice Marion

Posted by on March 28, 2016

Passed away peacefully on March 28, 2016 at 98 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Philip Wagner (1994). Dear sister of Delbert Matlack and the late Margaret, Alma, Ruby, George, Lewis, Marvin and Thelma. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Alice was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and the Order of the Eastern Star. She loved her family gatherings. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at later date. Donations may be made to the Essex Area Foodbank. Funeral arrangements under the care of the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex. You may send your condolences online at www.kennedyfh.com

 

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BELLAIRE: Irene (nee Jacques)

Posted by on March 28, 2016

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Entered into eternal rest on Friday, March 25, 2016 at 92 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Patrick Walter Bellaire (2008). Dear mother of Theresa Bellaire of Italy and Elizabeth and husband John D. Vidican of Michigan. Loving grandmother of Serena (Gian Luca) Ornorati and Maurizio (Sylvia) Santoro of Italy, Janice (Peter) Gallo, John Patrick (Jennifer) Vidican and Jean (Steven) Swisher of Michigan. Great-grandmother of Christian Ornorati, Tyler Vidican, Caleb, Katerina, Selah, and Haven Gallo, Jacob and Emily Swisher. Daughter of the late Natalie and Peter Jacques. Dear sister of the late Edna, Raymond and Alvin. Sister-in-law of Beaulah Bellaire. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Irene was long time member of St. Mary’s Church in Maidstone. Irene is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex on Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers Thursday 7:30 p.m. On Friday, April 1, 2016, friends and family are invited to gather at the St. Mary’s Church (Maidstone) after 10:30 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Maidstone. Donations may be made to Arthritis Society. You may send your condolences online at www.kennedyfh.com

 

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DIETRICH: Betty Jane (nee Meloche)

Posted by on March 18, 2016

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Born on November 3, 1942 and passed away peacefully with her family by her side on March 16, 2016 at the Leamington Hospital. Daughter of the late Germaine and Steve Meloche. Loving mother of William Hodgins (Nadine), Marie Zelinski, Twozday Hodgins and the late Steven Hodgins. Also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Former wife of the late Carl Dietrich and close friend of the late Peter Wright. Loving sister of Janet Beedle (Don), Linda Laframboise (Earl), Bob Meloche (Kay), Barb Sisley (Arthur Armstrong), Virginia Major (Doug); the late Hazel Meloche (late Ken), the late Margaret Laframboise (Jean Paul) and the late Les Meloche (Diane). Betty was dearly loved by many nieces and nephews. Donations may be made to the Salvation Army Food Bank in Essex (26 Talbot St. S, Essex, ON  N8M 2Y4). Cremation Services have taken place. Cremation arrangements under the care of the Caring Cremation Centre (519-776-7565). You may send your condolences online at www.caringcremation.ca

 

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JOBIN: Adeline (nee Campeau)

Posted by on March 3, 2016

template for photo square newPassed away peacefully on February 20, 2016 at 102 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Harold Jobin (1982). Loving Mother of Sheila (Tony) Joch, Norm (Rose Marie) Jobin, Rhea (Jim) Steadman, Lawrence (Judy) Jobin, Dona (Bill) McFarlane, Gay (Art) Bowen, Lana Phillips, Terri (Richard) Colenutt, Lynn (Ken) Myers and the late Ron (Madeline) Jobin. Grandmother of 31 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Sister-in-law of Cecile Campeau and Leona Jobin. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Adeline was a long-time member of St. Mary’s and St. Anne’s Catholic Churches. She was a devoted mother raising her 10 children. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (Maidstone). Interment to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Donations to the St. Mary’s Altar Society and/or Brentwood Recovery Home. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Kennedy Funeral Home Limited (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex. You may send your condolences online at www.kennedyfh.com

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RATSOY: Maude Mary (Vivier) of Windsor

Posted by on March 3, 2016

Entered into eternal rest on March 1, 2016 at 92 years of age. Beloved wife of the late George Ratsoy (2003). Dear mother of Ginny Ratsoy (Alan Penfold) and Mary Curran (Scott). Sister of Freda, Clara, Velma, Shirley and Linda. Sister-in-law of Alex Ratsoy (Doreen). Predeceased by her brothers, Bud, Earl, Henry, Stephen and Roy. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends at the Royal Marquis Retirement Home in Windsor. Maude was a long time member of the United Church. Both George and Maude enjoyed traveling, gardening and their large families. Special thanks to the CCAC, Heart & Stroke Recovery, Royal Marquis staff and the emergency staff at Metropolitan Hospital. Maude is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex on Friday, March 11, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 11 am. with Linda Blair officiating. George and Maude will be laid to rest together at the Woodslee United Church Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Stroke Recovery Association Windsor-Essex (Cheques made payable to the March of Dimes). You may send your condolences online at www.kennedyfh.com

Maude will be remembered by all for her loving and nurturing nature, great cooking, euchre skills and friendly smile.

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GAGNON: Sharon Elsie Olive of Essex

Posted by on March 1, 2016

webPeacefully with her loving family by her side on February 26, 2016 at 55 years of age. Beloved wife of Dale Patrick Gagnon with whom she celebrated 40 years of marriage. Cherished mother of Erica Gagnon, Jennifer Gagnon, the late Sherry Starr (1985), Dale Jr. Gagnon & wife Tiffany. Loving Meme of Cole, Jessica, Grace, Shaylyne, Bryce and Axel. Dear sister of Jo-Anne & husband Mike Rousseau and the late Catherine Krug (2012). If you so desire donations to the Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated. Visiting Wednesday 12:00pm until 5:00pm at the Gagnon family home located at 3514 North Malden Rd, Essex. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kennedy Funeral Home Limited (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex on Cremation to follow. You may send your condolences online at www.kennedyfh.com

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PULLEYBLANK: Donna of Essex, formerly of Oldcastle, Ontario

Posted by on February 23, 2016

Pulleyblank colorIt is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our mom, Donna Margaret Pulleyblank. She died peacefully on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the age of 80. Dear wife of the late Robert (2010). Loving mom of Kathy (Chris) McCarthy of Maidstone, Earl (Lil) Pulleyblank of Windsor, Wendy Cunningham (Brian) of Essex, and Patricia (Greg) Bright of Troy, Michigan. Special grandmother to Jessica McCarthy, Sarah (Riaan) Boshoff, Luke McCarthy, Jeff (Shannon) Pulleyblank, Justin Pulleyblank, Melissa (Eric) Eagen, Monica Pulleyblank, Sam, Abby and Grace Bright. Great-grandma of Emersyn, Rya and Carter Pulleyblank; two more on the way that our mom was excited about.

Beloved daughter of the late Clarence and Vernetta (nee Neuert) Markert. Dearest sister and friend to Marjorie (Morley) Rounding of Essex. Sister-in-law of Mildred Pulleyblank of Toronto, Caryl and Harish Verma of Burlington, Pauline Pulleyblank of Hamilton and Susan Pulleyblank (late Bill) of Guelph and the late Howard & Kay Pulleyblank. Will be missed by several nephews and nieces. Donna was born and raised on her parent’s farm in Woodslee. She met our Dad at a Junior Farmers dance and were married in 1957. She worked alongside him in the political field and with the family business, Suburban Landscaping. Donna was a former 4H Leader in Oldcastle, Women’s Institute member, Canadian Cancer Society Canvasser, Goodfellow volunteer and a member of the Sandwich South Historical Society. Our mom lived each day with great strength, courage and love. She will be missed by her friends in Oldcastle. Thank you to the Iler Lodge Nursing Home – Administration and staff who took great care of our mom. Thank you to the nurses and doctors at the Windsor Regional Hospital-Ouellette Campus for their exceptional care. Donna is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex on Monday from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m.

Donna’s life will be celebrated from the funeral home on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with Father Dave Boutette officiating. Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Essex Region Goodfellows, P.O. Box 25, Essex, ON  N8M 2Y1. You may send your condolences and share stories online at www.kennedyfh.com

 

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FERGUSON: Jerry of Leamington

Posted by on February 23, 2016

Passed away peacefully on January 28, 2016 at the Sun Parlour Home in Leamington at 88 years of age. Beloved son of the late Helen and Gordon Ferguson. Dear brother of Helen Koehler (late Ernest) and Bernice (Garnet) Hillier. A private family service was held at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex. Interment followed at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Salvation Army – Essex Community Church. You may send your condolences online at www.kennedyfh.com

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DONISON Sr.: Bill of Essex, Ontario

Posted by on February 23, 2016

Entered into eternal rest on February 2, 2016 at 88 years of age. He will be sadly missed by his sweetheart Mary Seguin of 18 years. Loving father of Diane Crankshaw, Linda Bondy (Tim), Pam Gauntlett (Brian), Rob Donison (Patty), Dave Donison (Jen), Bill Donison and the late Richard Donison (Jan 2015). Treasured grandpa of 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Bill’s parents immigrated to Canada from Romania and raised a family of 17 on the Prairie in Saskatchewan. He retired from the Greater Essex County School Board as an Electrician. Special thanks to the staff of Leamington Court and Iler Lodge for their compassion and excellent care. William is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Limited (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers Thursday at 8:00 p.m. On Friday, family and friends are invited to meet at the Holy Name of Jesus Parish (146 Talbot St. S, Essex) after 10 a.m. followed by the funeral mass at 11 a.m. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Maidstone. Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. You many send your condolences online at www.kennedyfh.com

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BARRY: April of Maidstone, Ontario

Posted by on February 23, 2016

Passed away suddenly at home on February 5, 2016 at the young age of 54. Beloved wife of Mike Barry with whom she celebrated 24 years of marriage. Daughter of the late Dave and Joan Connell. Dear mother of Gregory (Samantha), David and Garrett Barry. Treasured Grandma of Logan Barry and one on the way. Loving sister of Chuck (Francine) Connell, Shellee (Barry) Gerard and the late Patrick Connell and Stella Legary. Sister-in-law of Barbara Barry and Maureen Barry (Neil Kortenaar). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. April was an employee of Chrysler Canada and a member of Unifor Local # 444. April is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Limited (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex on Tuesday from 2-5 and 7 p.m. until time of the prayer service at 8:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Donations in memory of April may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. You may send your condolences online at www.kennedyfh.com

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HARRISON: Bill of Essex and formerly of Windsor, Ontario

Posted by on February 23, 2016

Entere4x6d into eternal rest on February 12, 2016 at 60 years of age. Beloved husband of Mary (nee Portelli) with whom he celebrated 37 years of marriage. Son of the late Norma and William Harrison. Son-in-law of Grace and the late Francis Portelli. Cherished father of B.J (Patti) Harrison and Christel (Ian) Youngson. Treasured Papa of Austin, Brookelyn, William, Erica and James. Loved brother of Bev Hunter. He will be sadly missed by John and Nancy, Dirk and Fran. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by the entire Portelli and Marchand families. Bill was a long time and dedicated employee of Laidlaw Carriers in Guelph. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council # 4924 – Riverside. Visiting Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex. Parish and K of C Prayers Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. On Thursday, family and friends are invited to gather at the Holy Name of Jesus Parish (146 Talbot St. S, Essex) after 9:30 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre. You may send your condolences online at www.kennedyfh.com

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

KENNEY: John Kenneth of Essex, Ontario

Posted by on February 23, 2016

Kenney colorEntered into eternal rest on February 10, 2016 at 75 years of age. Beloved husband of Geraldine with whom he celebrated 12 years of marriage. Loving father of John “Bart” Kenney (Kim) and Darla Perry (Ken). Step-father of Sharon Ridley. Papa of Cassidy, Billy and Jackson, Geraldine, Samantha and Alexandra. Great-Papa of Weslee, Dane, Macee and Carter. Loved brother of Dennis Kenney (late Barb), Dorothy Walker (late Don), Robert Kenney (Diane), Susan Levert; the late Richard Kenney (Velma) and Douglas Kenney (Bev). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. John served in Royal Canadian Airforce. In retirement he worked in the family construction business and he was an owner/operator truck driver (Bar K Transportation). John was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church in Harrow and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 201 – Essex. John is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Limited (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m.  RCL Branch # 201 – Essex Service (day & time incomplete). Parish Prayers Sunday at 8 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the Christ Lutheran Church (304 Munger Ave. W., Harrow) on Monday at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christ Lutheran Church in Harrow. Private family Interment at Victoria Memorial Gardens. You may send your condolences online at www.kennedyfh.com

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QUEEN: Ethel Mary of Essex, Ontario

Posted by on February 23, 2016


ess fre pressPassed away peacefully on February 20, 2016 at 101 years of age. Loving wife of the late Wilbert Queen (October 7, 2002). Dear mother of Alan Queen of Brantford, Carol (Scott) Miller of Essex. Also survived by her grandchildren, Adam (Robyn), Andrew (Stephanie), Justin (Kathy), Matthew (Tanya), Lindsay (Rob) and Craig (Carly); and her four great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents the late Mary and Thomas Hooker; her three sisters Margaret (late Arthur) McFadden, Jean (late Loyale) McKenzie and Norma (late Roy) Scarlett; her brother Tom (late Marguerite) Hooker. Ethel was a member of the Essex United Church and the Essex Retirees. Special thanks to the dedicated staff of Iler Lodge for your loving care of our mom. Ethel is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Limited (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex on Monday, February 22, 2016 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Victoria Memorial Gardens. In kindness, donations may be made to the Essex United Church, the Essex Retirees or the charity of your choice. You may send your condolences online at www.kennedyfh.com

Our mom’s love, caring, support and humour will be missed by all of her family and friends.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

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