ELLEPOLA, Maureen (nee Salamalay)

Posted by on February 17, 2018


Died peacefully on February 14, 2018. Born in St. Nicolas, Aruba to Lilian and Walter Salamalay on September 21, 1934. Cherished mother of Peter and Gizella (Gizi). Beloved, doting grandmother of Madeline and Gabriel. Predeceased by her brother, Roy, in England. Maureen was both a registered Midwife and a Nurse, working in London, England and then in Canada (Ottawa, Chatham and Windsor). She chose Windsor as her home, and as a single mother, working at Windsor Metropolitan Hospital, she raised Peter by herself. She retired in 1982. To Maureen, her grandchildren were her world. There was nothing she would not do for them. She never missed an opportunity to see Maddie and Gabe, whether it was a recital, a play, or an awards ceremony. She supported them in their education and was always eager to hear updates on their lives. She loved their visits when they were home and was looking forward to seeing Maddie graduate from Carleton University in June; and was cheering on Gabe who has 3 more years. Every visit ended with, “send them my love” … and even as she struggled to breathe, she made sure to tell Peter to pass on her wishes for a “Happy Valentine’s Day” to Maddie and Gabe and to ask if Gizi had arrived back safely from Toronto. In her later years, Maureen continued to be a voracious reader; as well as doing word search puzzles and Suduko. She looked forward to Peter’s visits and whatever ‘take away’ he would surprise her with. As Gabriel so beautifully said: “She can now breathe, run freely and laugh like never before; please save a couple of rounds of Chinese Checkers for us, grandma”. There is a piece of our family missing. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. at Banwell Rd. (519.253.7234) on Monday, February 19th, 2018 from 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Service on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 at 10:30 am in the Funeral Home Chapel. Procession to Heavenly Rest Cemetery for a prayer service. Cremation to follow. In memory of Maureen, if you so wish, a donation may be made to: A Book of My Own Literacy Campaign, 1168 Drouillard Rd., Windsor, Ontario N8Y 2R1. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com.

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ZACHER, Katherine ‘Katie’ (nee Weisgerber)

Posted by on February 17, 2018


Has gone peacefully to be reunited with her beloved husband Felix (2015) on February 14, 2018 at the age of 93. Always to be remembered by her loving children Katherine (Leon) Bodyk, Bonnie (Sam) Stagno and son-in-law Chris Thomsen. Predeceased by her dear children Lillian Thomsen, Gale Prokop, Wayne and Brian Zacher. Devoted grandmother of Krislyn, Kayla, Michael, Matthew, Luke, Terry, Shawn (Jen), Kurt, Tracy, and Patti, great-grandmother to 6 and great-great grandmother of 2. A deep hearted thank you to all the staff at Riverside Place for your exceptional care, and the compassion you gave to ‘Kay’. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E 519-253-7234 on Monday, February 19, 2018 from 2-4 & 6-8pm with Parish Prayers at 3:30pm. Family and friends are asked to gather directly at St. John Vianney Church (385 Dieppe St) for visitation on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 10am until the time of her Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30am. Burial to follow at Victoria Memorial Gardens. If you so desire, donations in Katherine’s memory to the Alzheimer Society of Windsor & Essex County would be appreciated by her family. Condolences may be left at www.windsorchapel.com

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WALSH, Kenneth David

Posted by on February 17, 2018


Passed away peacefully at age 90. Ken was born and raised in Windsor, and was married to Grace (2010)(nee Garrod) for 62 years. Cherished father to Jim (Anne), Dick (Leslie), Sharon, and Bill (1959). Predeceased by his parents, John and Frances, as well as brothers Francis, John, Aubrey, Terry and sister Elizabeth. Special Grandfather, Great-Grandfather and Great-Great Grandfather. Ken worked as a meat manager for Loblaw’s and worked at Shawnee High School as a caretaker for the Windsor Board of Education. Ken had a passion for travelling, woodworking, bowling, horseshoes and photography, having taken over 13000 slides. He has some of his photos published in both the 1st and 2nd edition of the book ‘500 Ways You Know You’re From Windsor’.
Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Devonshire Seniors Home and the Village of Aspen Lake (especially Sandwich Towne) for their love and compassion.  Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Chapel) 1700 Tecumseh Rd E, 519.253.7234 on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 10am until time of funeral service at 11am in the chapel. Interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimers Society. Condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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Adoranti, Adorno

Posted by on February 15, 2018

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on the morning of February 14, 2018 at the age of 95 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 58 years, Teresa (nee Tosti). Devoted father to Maurice (Julie) Adoranti, Tiziana (Adriano) Alfini, and David (Susie) Adoranti. Cherished and adored nonno to Samantha, Adam, Andrew, Emily, Alyssa and Ava.
Loving brother-in-law of Maria (Francesco) Tacconi, Assunta Tosti, Adele Tosti, Bice Adoranti, and Lucia Adoranti. Beloved zio of many nieces and nephews in Canada and Italy.
Awaiting for him in Heaven are his parents, David and Pasqua, along with his siblings, Catarina (Emidio), Luigia (Pietro), Maria (Clorindo), Michelina (Pietro), Nazareno, Giuseppe, in-laws Antonio and Gilda Tosti and children Pietro (Giovanna), Domenico, Constantino and Giovanni.
Adorno was a brave veteran of World War II. He moved to Canada in 1967 and worked at Tecumseh Metal until his retirement in 1988. Adorno proudly helped raise his six grandchildren as well as feed his large family, close neighbours and friends with his oversized garden which he tended with loving care.  Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Chapel) 1700 Tecumseh Rd E 519.253.7234 on Friday, February 16, 2018 2-5 & 7-9pm. Parish Prayers at 4:30pm. Funeral Service held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 8:45am at the funeral home to St. Angela Merici Church for Funeral Mass at 9:30am. Entombment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Adorno’s name to Transition To Betterness or the Hospice of Windsor Essex County. Condolences and cherished memories may be left with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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Laing, Jeff James

Posted by on February 15, 2018

On Monday February 12, 2018 Jeff passed away in his 39th year.  Loving father of Calum Laing and Kieren Laing-Peck.
Beloved partner of Cindy Godin.  Fondly remembered by his wife of many years, Sheenagh Straw-Laing.  Remembered by his parents Alan and the late Mary Laing and Joan Laing. Grandson to Dorothy and Lee Adkins.  Brother of Derek Laing (Ashley), Robert Laing (Maddie), and Hannah Laing.  Uncle to Bryson, Kali and Jayden Laing.  Will be missed by many aunts uncles and cousins.  Jeff will always be remembered for the love he had for his boys and love he had for music and his guitar. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 from noon – 2pm. Cremation will follow.  In kindness, memorial donations may be made towards his boys, all cheques in care of Derek Laing.

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Davis, Robert Joseph

Posted by on February 15, 2018

DAVIS, Robert J. “Bob”
It is with sadness we announce the passing of Bob. Born on March 23, 1938. Passed February 11, 2018 at the age of 79. Predeceased by his former wife, Grace Davis (nee Thompson). He leaves behind his 5 children, Patty Anne, Robert William, Douglas, Michael, Gerald and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also leaves behind his common-law wife of 30 years, Carmen Ducharme, his step-daughter Natalie (Herbert Girard), and step-son Eric Ducharme. He will be missed by his pride and joy, Jasmine (Jazy), Ariel (Oreo). Family and friends are welcome to an Open House on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 12pm to 5pm at the Caboto Club (2175 Parent Ave.). Arrangements entrusted to WINDSOR CHAPEL (Main Chapel) 1700 Tecumseh Rd. East 519-253-7234. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to COPD Association. Online condolences may be shared at www.windsorchapel.com

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Ashton, Michael

Posted by on February 15, 2018

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Michael on February 13, 2018 surrounded by our loving family. Cherished husband to Cheryl with whom he shared 41 wonderful years of marriage. Beloved father to Shaun and wife Kari, Shannon and husband Art Glen and Melissa. Proud Grandpa to Maddox, Zayden, Reid, Brock, Drew and Willa. Dear brother to Jackie and husband Rick, Eileen and husband Paul, Maureen and husband Paul, and Kathleen and husband Norm. Predeceased by parents George and Doreen Ashton. Michael will be missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family, colleagues and friends. Michael retired from Ford Canada after a 32-year career. He was a retired member of the Tecumseh Fire Department where he dedicated 16 years of service. Michael was proud to serve the Tecumseh area, and he cherished the memories he made with his team. A special thank you to the Paramedics, the Tecumseh Fire Department, and the emergency room medical team at Windsor Regional Hospital Metropolitan Campus and Ouellette Campus for their care and compassion. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Road East 519-253-7234 on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm and from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Visitation will continue on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 10:00 am until the time of Michael’s Funeral Service at 11:00 am. Cremation will follow. In memory of Michael, memorial donations can be made to the Trillium Gift of Life Foundation. Online condolences and cherished memories can be shared at www.windsorchapel.com

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Bziuk, Latina Maria

Posted by on February 15, 2018

It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Latina on February 13, 2018 at 93 years of age. Reunited with her loving husband Nicholas Bziuk. Devoted mother of Mary (Randy) Nouvion, Anna Bziuk, and Peter (late Laura) Bziuk. Cherished Grandma of Nicole, Nicholas, Brianne and cherished Nonna of Madelyne. Predeceased by her brothers Enrico, Pietro, Luigi and sister Yolinda. Survived by her sister Anna. Latina will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and family in Italy, especially her niece Pina. Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd. East, 519-253-7234 on Wednesday February 14, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel. Interment to follow at Victoria Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In memory of Latina, memorial donations may be made with Community Living Essex County. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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Henkie, Katherine

Posted by on February 15, 2018

Predeceased by her husband Raymond (2013). With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved mother Kay, surrounded by her devoted children Richard (Pam), Judy (Joseph Flannery), Laure (Robert Kominar), Bryon (Beverley), Susanne, Joanne Henkie (Randy Fuller), Carolyn (2014) John Hocevar. Forever remembered by her 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was the greatest lady in the world, with the kindest heart. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. 519.253.7234. on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 2-4pm & 7-9pm. Parish prayers at 3:30pm. Family and friends will be received at Good Shepherd Parish (462 Advance Blvd) on Friday, February 16, 2018 for visitation from 10am until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11am. Memorial donations in memory of Katherine may be made to Fatima Foundation or to the Scarborough Mission.

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Hillman, Timothy Lawrence

Posted by on February 15, 2018

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Tim on February 13, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Cherished husband to Kathy with whom he shared 40 years of marriage. Loving dad to Darryl and wife Melissa and Gordon and wife Erin. Proud Papa to Kru, Clarissa, Riley, Connor, Gracie, and Paige. Brother-in-law to Ken and wife Paula Marlatt. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Tim was passionate about Saturday Hockey Night in Canada where he would cheer on his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs. A special thank you to his wonderful nursing team, Karen and Lisa for their care of Tim. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Road East 519-253-7234 on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. In keeping with Tim’s wishes, cremation has taken place. For those who wish, memorial donations can be made to the charity of your choosing.

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McGorman, Mildred Patricia ‘Pat’

Posted by on February 15, 2018


Passed away peacefully on February 11, 2018. Beloved wife of Wayne McGorman. Dear mother of Kathy, Patty Campeau (Cliff Dickson) and Kelly. Devoted nanny to 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Survived by her brother Humphrey Rogers and predeceased by sister Reta Jackson (Tom) and sister in laws Helen Gillette (Jim) and Marylynn Lafond (Bert). Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E 519-253-7234 on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 5pm-8pm. There will be a private graveside service taking place. In lieu to flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be left at www.windsorchapel.com

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Scobie, Iona Faye

Posted by on February 15, 2018

SCOBIE, Faye (nee Herron) Passed away surrounded by family at the age of 82 on Sunday, February 11, 2018. Reunited with her beloved husband Bernard (1986). Loving mother to Gwen (Ken) Barris, Debbie (Frank) Willoughby, Sandy (Dan) Brook and Tracy Creechan. Proud grandmother to Ashley, Amy, Jake, Michelle, Ryan, Jessica, Cameron and Tyler. Great-grandmother to Laila and Danny. Sister to Richard and the late Ruth, Joan, Joyce and Calvin. Predeceased by parents Hazel and Charles Herron. Dear sister-in-law to Betty Girard and family and the late Mary Cahill and family. Faye will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. Faye and her husband both proudly served in the Royal Canadian Air Force. A special thank you to the staff at Banwell Gardens for all their wonderful care. As per the family’s request, cremation has taken place. A private burial will take place on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 11am at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E., 519-253-7234. In kindness, donations may be made in Faye’s name to a charity of your choice. Cherished memories and online condolences may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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Di Leonardo, Susan Annemarie

Posted by on February 12, 2018

Passed away peacefully on February 8, 2018 at Hospice Residential Home. Left behind to cherish her memory are her husband Louis, son Devon (Krista), parents Bernie MacDonald and Pat MacDonald (Peter), her brother David (Lisa) and their children Anna and Rebecca. She will be missed by her In-laws Lorenza (Guido) and the late Frank (1996), brother-in-law Mario and his children Lauren and Francesco. Susan was a hairdresser for many years at Golden Razor and Lika Beauty Studio. She was an artist who loved to reupholster furniture, decorate and shop. She will be missed by all who knew her. Susan is now looking down on us beside Jacklyn and will be especially missed by her dear friends Jeannie, Rosie, Teresa, Cathy, Fran and Josie. Louis and his family would like to thank their neighbours and friends for all their heartfelt support as well as all the exceptional care given by the staff of WRH -Ouellette Campus and Hospice. Visiting at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. 519-253-7234 on Monday, February 12, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-9pm. Her Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 11am. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre Foundation or Hospice of Windsor and Essex County. Online condolences may be shared at www.windsorchapel.com

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KAAKE, Joseph “Joe”

Posted by on February 12, 2018


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Joe, a loving father, grandfather, great- grandfather and great -great -grandfather on February 7, 2018 at the age of 86 surrounded by his loving family. Reunited with his beloved wife Beverlee (nee Smith) (1999). Loving and devoted father to Tim Kaake and wife Chris, Phyllis Moore, Gerry Kaake & Marty Kaake, and extended family members Tom and Wayne Verstick. Cherished “Bumpa” to Tricia, Shanon, Joe, Ryan, Rebecca, Jillian, Kate, Charlie & Tim, and extended grandchildren Andrew and Clayton. Great- grandfather to Christopher, Samantha, Adam, Jacob, Oscar, Skylar, Landyn and Alice and great- great -grandfather to Athena. Predeceased by parents Mervin and Nora Kaake. Dear brother to Noreen Ueberer. Predeceased by siblings Raymond, Geraldine, Shirley and Ron. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Joe retired as a foreman with Chrysler Canada after 35 years of dedicated service. Joe was an avid traveler with his best friend Bill, covering every province and territory in Canada. He loved gardening, bowling and was a dedicated sports fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Tigers. He enjoyed having his beer on the pier on the South River in Nipissing, Ontario and loved the great outdoors while enjoying his coffee and watching the bears and wildlife. Joe enjoyed spending time with family by traveling with his children. A special thank you to Kristen Soulliere, his future granddaughter, for all the love and care she provided for Bumps. Also, many thanks to Marilyn Fox for special care and help with dad in his time of need, and to newly adopted son Terry Van Erp, for getting dad’s trailer set up for him to see one more time. A heartfelt thank you to Dr.Tom Deklaj and Dr. Patrick Smith, along with Amanda from St. Elizabeth’s Health Care for all their care and compassion provided to our father. At Joe’s request, his remains were gifted to the Body Bequeathal Program at the University of Western Ontario to educate medical students and advance medical research. Arrangements entrusted to WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Chapel) 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E., 519-253-7234. As an expression of sympathy and In honour Joe’s life, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Windsor & Essex County. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com.

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Marcuzzi, Maria Rose

Posted by on February 12, 2018

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Maria on February 7, 2018 at 86 years of age. Loving wife of Luigi with whom she shared over 65 years of marriage. Cherished mother of the late Loretta Lazarus, Oriana Binder and Aldo Marcuzzi and wife Mima. Adored nonna of Jeff (Kat), Megan, Michael and bis nonna of Zach, Saffron and Julian. She will also be missed by her sister-in-laws Gina, Albina, Vittorina and many extended family members in Canada, U.S.A. and Italy. Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Chapel) 1700 Tecumseh Rd. East, 519-253-7234 on Thursday February 15, 2018 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers Thursday at 4:30 p.m. On Friday February 16, 2018, relatives and friends are invited to meet directly at St. Angela Merici Church for Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Hospice of Windsor. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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BAILLARGEON, Florence Eva (nee: Renaud)

Posted by on February 12, 2018


Passed away peacefully on February 5, 2018 at 89 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Lucien (1990). Dearest mother of Louise, Lucy (John Halsall), Paul, Denise, Maurice, Mary Jane (Fred Blake) and Girard. Proud grandmother of 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Survived by her sister Bernadette Tetreault (the late Omer) and sisters-in-law Lucille Renaud (the late Leo), Margaret Renaud (the late Alec), and Doreen Renaud (the late Elie). Predeceased by her siblings Emery (Anna), Theresa (Mid Couvillion), Kay (Ray Dejardins), Rita (Ron Phelps) and Pauline (Gerald Anderson). Visitation to take place at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Chapel) 1700 Tecumseh Road East 519-253-7234 on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm and from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Parish prayers at 4:30 pm. Visitation to continue on at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church (1991 Norman Avenue) on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 10:30 am until the time of Funeral Mass at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Online condolences and cherished memories can be shared at www.windsorchapel.com

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Dunn-Smith, Kevin Leonard John

Posted by on February 12, 2018

It is with great sadness and broken hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of Kevin on February 5, 2018 at the young age of 23 due to complications of Juvenile Diabetes. Reunited with his loving mother Mary-Lou Dunn and father Donald Smith. Cherished brother of Debbie, Donna and Kenny. Adored grandson of the late Leonard and Katherine Dunn. Much loved and treasured nephew of Patti (Joe), Jimmy (Elaine), Mary (Tom), Peter (Sherry), Gail (Brent), Kimberley (Ron), Charlene (Kurtis), Nancy (Garrett), and William (Corinne). Special cousin of Joe (Jenn), Bryan (Cathy), Mark (Sheridan), Jim (Skye), Sabrina, Max, Angellina, Joey, Danika, Ashley (Mike), Lacey (Brad), Brittany (Jesse), Savannah, Addison, Quinn, Isaac, baby cousin in heaven, Amy (Eric), Sarah, Cameron, Samantha (Jakob), Amanda (Bill), Iris, Jason, Ryan, Amber, Sheridan, Connor, Courtney and Mason. He will also be missed by his best friend Michael Mariani. Kevin will always be remembered for his kind heart, loving nature and his devotion to his mother and grandmother during their illnesses. Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Chapel) 1700 Tecumseh Rd. East, 519-253-7234 on Thursday February 8, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service Friday February 9, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel. Cremation to follow. In memory of Kevin, memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association or to Hospice of Windsor. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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Gazo, John Miroslav

Posted by on February 5, 2018

John went home peacefully to be with his Lord on February 3, 2018 at the Villages at St. Clair. Born July 27, 1924 in Ceklis, Czechoslovakia, and came to Canada in 1930. Beloved husband of Doreen (Buress) (nee Zajicek) and the late Helen (nee Keren) (1997). Dear brother of the late Doreen (2013), Walter (Mary 2004), Julius (1944), Donald (Paulette) and Ethel (Jim Reaume). Loved step-father of Carol (Robert Weaver), Bryan Buress (Nancy), and Wendy (David Asher) and their families. Dear Uncle and Great-Uncle to many nieces and nephews. John was a veteran and P.O.W. of WWII with the R.C.A.F. 408 “Goose” Squadron and an active, long-time member of Grace Baptist Church. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Chapel) 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. 519-253-7234 on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 2-4pm & 6-8pm. Visitation will resume on Thursday, February 8 at Grace Baptist Church (3150 Tecumseh Rd E.) from 9:30 am until the Funeral Service at 10:30am. Interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to Grace Baptist Church – Building Fund, Missions or Matthew House.

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VENDITTI, Giovanni

Posted by on February 5, 2018


It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Giovanni on February 3, 2018 at WRH Ouellette Campus. Son of the late Luigi and Clorinda Venditti. Dear brother of Lino Venditti (2008) and Livia (2008), Ada Silvestri and Alfredo (2015), Michele Venditti (1990) and Loretta, Sistina Gesuale and Lino (2009), Maria Germani and Guido. Giovanni will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Visitation at Most Precious Blood Parish (1947 Meldrum) on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 9:30 am. until time of Funeral Mass at 10:30 am . Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Chapel), 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E., 519-253-7234. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com.

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Kaschak, Mike

Posted by on February 5, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Mike on February 2, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband and best friend to Margaret with whom he shared 53 years of marriage. Loving father to Karen, Michael (Cleofe), Debbie Kaschak (Tom Docherty) and Shelley Kaschak (Al Shipley). Cherished Grandpa to Paige, Thomas, Brenna, Sam and Anika. Reunited with brothers Nick, Bill “Biggie,” John, and Eddie. Mike will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mike dedicated many years to the Windsor South Canadians Little League Baseball. He was fiercely passionate about baseball, and could often be found on the baseball diamond coaching and volunteering his time. Mike spent his 42-year career dedicated to Ford Canada. A special thank you to Mike’s support team, especially Dr. Maraj and staff, PSW Leonita, CCAC, Bayshore and VON nurses and PSWs, Cancer Centre and Hospice of Windsor staff for their care and compassion throughout his journey. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Chapel)1700 Tecumseh Road, East 519-253-7234 on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm and from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. A Celebration of Mike’s Life will take place in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. In kindness, memorial donations can be made to a charity of your choice. Cherished memories and online condolences can be made at www.windsorchapel.com

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Papp, Janette Ann

Posted by on February 5, 2018

Passed away peacefully on January 31, 2018, two months away from her 88th birthday. Predeceased by her husband Zsigmond (1992). Cherished mother of Denise and husband Christopher Hay, of Calgary and Brenda Papp. Beloved Nana to Jennifer Hay and Gregory Hay. Dear sister to Sr. Joyce Beneteau of Precious Blood Monastery in Hamilton. Janette was a pillar of strength with a heart of gold who lovingly cared for her disabled daughter, Brenda. She had a tremendous sense of humour and a positive outlook on life. Her kindness was returned by her many neighbours especially John and Betty, Fern, Draga and Jerry with their support and friendship. She shared many morning coffees, birthday dinners and Christmas gatherings with her very dear life-long friends Lloyd and Elaine and Pat. Janette loved her bingos, watching Blue Jays games, crossword puzzles and especially her surprise road trips with daughter Denise – “these memories will be cherished forever, mom.” Janette was a faithful member of St. Vincent de Paul, where she volunteered her time with various church activities. Sincere thanks to CCAC, VON, and Dr. Chung for allowing mom to continue living in her own home for so many years. A special thank you to the staff at Metropolitan Hospital – 5th floor for their devoted help. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Chapel) 1700 Tecumseh Road East 519-253-7234 on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Visitation will continue at St. Vincent de Paul Church (2015 Balfour Blvd, Windsor) on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 10:30 am until the time of Funeral Mass at 11:00 am. In kindness, memorial donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
“Rest in peace mom and Nana in the arms of our dear Lord”

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Califano, Vincenza

Posted by on February 5, 2018

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Enza on February 3, 2018 surrounded by her loving family at 57 years of age. Loving wife and best friend of Joe with whom she shared 37 years of marriage. Cherished and devoted Mother of Sonia (Aaron Bondy). Adored and treasured Nonna of Brooklyn. Reunited with her daughters. Precious daughter of Grazia Zambito and the late Antonino and daughter-in-law of Brigida and the late Aniello. Dear sister of Joe, late Leo and Tony Jr. (Colette) and sister-in-law of Carmen (Al) and Rosanne (Ralph). She will also be missed dearly by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Enza will be remembered for her spirited wit, her selfless heart and her love for cooking and baking especially her famous Amaretti. Above all, her unwavering love and devotion to her family and friends will always be cherished and never forgotten. A special thank you to the Doctors and Nurses at Windsor Regional Hospital – Metropolitan Campus on the 4th floor and ICU for your outstanding care and compassion given to Enza. Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd. East, 519-253-7234 on Wednesday February 7, 2018 from 7-9 p.m. and on Thursday February 8, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Prayers Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Funeral Service Friday February 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. from the Funeral Home then to St. Angela Merici Church for Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. In memory of Enza, memorial donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

Plant, Carolyn Nancy

Posted by on February 3, 2018

Died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday January 31, 2018. Loving daughter of Les and Shirley Burgon. Devoted mother of Jennifer Campeau and husband Keith, Leslie Jimmerfield and husband Mike and Rebecca Wilson and husband Jeff. Cherished Grandma of Jaymie and fiancée Joe, Jacob, Rebecca, Paige, Marrim, Joey, Zara, Audrey, Sophia and Nina. Dearly missed by her devoted sister Joanne Anderson, Bill Burgon & wife Laurie, and the late Bob Burgon. Carolyn was selflessly supported by her dear friend Sherry Raeside and the Knitting Ladies. Your unwavering love and support will never be forgotten. Also, a special thank you to Nurse Karen, Dr. Bergeron, Steve Brennan and Hospice of Windsor. At Carolyn’s request, cremation has taken place. Memorial Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd. East, 519-253-7234 on Saturday February 3, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. In memory of Carolyn, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Windsor and Operation Smile. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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Lavin, Richard ‘Dick’ Joseph

Posted by on February 3, 2018

Passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the age of 72. Lovingly adored by his ‘supportive’ wife Janet (nee Jessop) of 51 years. Remembered always by his loving children Ken (Shellie), Paula (Mike) Bujak, Sheri (Shannon) McTavish and his cherished grandkids Chris, Jamie, Miranda, Courtney and Sydney. Richard was born to the late Tom and Audrey Lavin and is survived by his siblings Ursi (Gil) Mathers, late John (2005) (Theresa) Lavin, Pat (late Bev (2012)) (Patricia) Lavin, Joann Deroy, late Betsy (2012) (Terry) Whyte, late Paul (1984) Lavin, Margaret Lavin, Dan (Nina) Lavin as well as many nieces and nephews. Dick was a life long member and Usher of St. Anne’s Parish. He found his calling later in life as an Auctioneer and enjoyed donating his time for various charities. Many in the community will remember him for his passion for anything on wheels. He took great pride in his family, yard and home, always loving to dance on his toes and being the life of the party. A special thank you to Dr. Coughlin and Dr. Elalem as well as the nurses on 6th Floor West and the staff in ICU at WRH – Ouellette Campus for your care and compassion. Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E 519-253-7234 on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 2-5 and 6-8pm with Parish Prayers at 3:30pm. Family and Friends are invited to gather directly at St. Anne’s Parish (12233 Tecumseh Rd. E) on Thursday, February 1, 2018 for visitation from 9:30am until the time of his Funeral Mass at 10:30am. Burial to follow at St. Anne’s Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Transition to Betterness or W.E. Care for Kids would be appreciated by his family. Condolences may be left at www.windsorchapel.com
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ROY, Alex

Posted by on February 3, 2018


It is with overwhelming sadness that Denis and Jennifer announce the passing of their loving son, and cherished brother of Loewen, on January 29, 2018 at the age of 20. Dear grandson to Emile & Gloria, and Fabien (2016) & Pauline. Alex will be missed by his many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Alex was a 3rd year Medical Physics student who most enjoyed traveling the world with his family, walking the glaciers in Iceland, trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, hiking the hills of Killarney, exploring the streets of Venice, soaking in the mud baths of St. Lucia and more. He played hockey and guitar, and loved playing video games and Pokemon-Go with his best friends. Alex was an avid Sudoku puzzler and loved playing board games. He is tremendously missed. A private family visitation and Service will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel), 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E., 519-253-7234. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor