ALLIET, James Roy

Posted by on March 23, 2015

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63, suddenly on March 18, 2015. Forever love of Janice (nee McCormick) for 40 years. Amazing Dad to Brandon & Isabelle, Kevin & Crystal and Erin. Loving papa to Ethan, Nathan, Owen, Evan and Alex. Predeceased by parents Violet Gregson and Joseph Alliet. Loving son in-law to Margaret & late Ambrose McCormick. Dear brother of Joan Farrand and her family. Cherished brother in-law to Marilyn & Jerry Jasin and Brian McCormick. Special uncle to Kelly (Frank), Amy, Michael (Meiray) and Joey (Missy). Thanks to Jody Cloutier for his unending support. James was retired from Chrysler Canada and a proud member of Unifor Local 444. Special thanks to his Donor and their family for allowing us to spend 11 more years with Jim. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Main Chapel) 519-253-7234 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E on Sunday March 22, 2015 from 2-5 pm and 7-9 pm. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday March 23, 2015 at 11:00 am in the Chapel. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to University Hospital London Transplant Unit would be appreciated. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com
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TALERICO, Caterina (nee Marra)

Posted by on March 23, 2015

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Born in San Giovanni in Fiore, Italy, October 29, 1921 and immigrated to Canada in 1955. Passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on March 18, 2015 at the age of 93 years. Beloved wife of late Giovanni (1990). Loving mother of Maria Lepera (late Giovanni), Frank, Felix (Teresa), Rosi Farina (Joseph), John and predeceased by infant daughter Costanza. Cherished Nonna to 13 grandchildren and Bis Nonna to 12 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Predeceased by her sister Giuseppina Spadafora. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Main Chapel) 519-253-7234 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E on Friday March 20, 2015 from 2-5pm and 7-9pm. Parish prayers Friday at 4:30pm. A funeral service on Saturday March 21, 2015 at 10:15am from the funeral home then to St. Angela Merici Church for a Funeral Mass at 11:00am. Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. In memory of Caterina, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com.

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BROUILLETTE, Brenda Lyn (39 yrs)

Posted by on March 23, 2015

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August 27, 1975-March 17, 2015
Passed away suddenly, surrounded by her loving family. Beloved daughter of Judy and Bruce Pillon. Sister of Jamie Pillon (Amanda Ducharme & nephew Carter), Dane Brouillette. Girlfriend of Terry Haskell (son Damien). Granddaughter of Johanna (late Marcel) David. Niece of Rita Nawalany, Gary (Willimena) David, Perry (Lena) Pillon, Scott Pillon, Hank (late Janice) Trudeau and great aunt Georgina Bourque. Loved by many cousins, especially Korie, Kamie, Nick, Doug, Adam & Ryan and many dear friends Lisa, Kim and all the Herman Girls. Brenda was employed by Brinks Canada and Seminole Bar and Grill. She was an avid fan of the Pittsburg Penguins and Steelers. Cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Main Chapel) 519-253-7234 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. on Saturday March 21, 2015 from 1-4 pm with a memorial service to follow at 4 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Pillon family would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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Pangilinan, Maria Nora

Posted by on March 23, 2015

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Passed away on PangilianMarch 20, 2015 in Windsor, ON at the age of 63 years. Beloved wife of 34 years of Danilo Pangilinan. Loving mother of Janette Loeung (Nevith), Lady Safranj (Robert), Odessa Pangilinan, and Kenneth Pangilinan (Genevieve Domingo). Step mother of Diane Villegas (Ron), Davidson Pangilinan, Daze Katkic (Frank), and Dolly Duldulao (Miguel). Cherished grandmother of Garrette Loeung, Leah Nora Pangilinan-Freeman, Kamille Pangilinan, Loren, Aidan, Johnny, and Glenn. Lovingly remembered by her siblings Juanito Salcedo (Rebecca), Remedios Cresswell (Thomas), Kristina Ocampo and family, Julieta Salcedo, Zenaida Santiago and family, and Soledad Mariano (Jimmy). Predeceased by her parents Aurelio and Rita Salcedo. Maria will also be lovingly remembered by all of the Pangilinan and Salcedo families, and her many friends. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234, 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. with prayers at 7:30 p.m. Funeral service on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the chapel. Cremation to follow with procession to Heavenly Rest. In kindness, donations may be made in memory of Maria to her family. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared at www.windsorchapel.com

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McLachlin: Richard age 64 of Mitchell’s Bay

Posted by on March 23, 2015

NewMcLACHLIN: Richard Eugene age 64 of Mitchell’s Bay passed away Thursday March 19, 2015 at his residence. Born in Chatham son of the late Eugene McLachlin, (Annette VanGoethem) and Evelyn (Hart) Peacock (Ross). Richard’s favourite pastime was riding and training his horse Sonny. He will be sadly missed by Mitsy and Muffin. Survived by his wife Lynn (Herbert), daughters: Tamara Watson ( Decker) of California and Crystal McLachlin (Jeff) of New Castle, son: Jason McLachlin (Stephanie) of Bowmanville, seven grandchildren, sister: Connie Toulouse (Kevin) of Chatham, niece: Colleen O’Rourke (Rich) of Chatham, step-sister Marie VanGoethem, step-brothers Wayne (Sharon) & Jerry VanGoethem (Cindy), several nephews and nieces, father-in-law Jack Herbert (predeceased 2012), mother-in-law Winnie Herbert, brother-in-law to Gail Zelina (Pat), Scott Herbert (Kelly) and Pam Herbert (Ray). Cremation has taken place at Resurrection Cemetery and Crematorium Sarnia. A private family Memorial Service will take place in the chapel of the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross St., Dresden Wednesday March 25, 2015 with Rev. Tyler Powell officiating. Interment in Mayhew Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Thamesville. If desired, memorial contributions to the Foundation of Chatham Kent Health Alliance Oncology Department would be appreciated and may be left by cheque at the funeral home. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.deburgerfuneralhome.com.

 

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Schwemler, Andy

Posted by on March 22, 2015

Passed away with his family by his side on March 22, 2015 at 51 years of age. Beloved husband and best friend of Roxanne. Reunited with his parents Albert and Alice Schwemler. Loving brother of Ann (Rick) and Al (Faye). Dear son-in-law of Josephine and the late Allan Ayotte and brother-in-law of Judy (Michael) and Duane (Nancy). Cherished uncle of Stephanie, Bryan, Nicole, Kelly and godfather of Karys. Andy will be missed by his canine buddy Jackson and many dear friends. Special thank you to the ICU staff at Ouellette Campus. If you so desire, donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Wednesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Service Thursday at 11:30am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at
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LABONTÉ, Eugene A., of Stoney Point:

Posted by on March 21, 2015

LABONTE, Eugene, squareIt is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, brother, father and pépé. He passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Friday, March 20, 2015. At 92 years young, Gene was a devoted husband of 67 loving years to Estelle (Lefaive). Beloved father of the late Bob (Ruth) Labonté, the late Ruth Anne (Ross) Fox, the late Joanne (the late Jack) Soutar, Jean-Paul (Giah) Labonté and Janet (John) Szedlak.   Dearest pépé to 11 cherished grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Survived by brothers Chuck and wife Agnes Labonté, and Philip and wife Yvonne Labonté. Gene proudly served in World War II and was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Knights of Columbus, and was a RC usher for many years.   Known best by the community as the owner of Gene’s Auto Services for 35 years and later owned a school bus service before retiring.  He was an avid traveller with his wife, always loved it best when gathering with friends and family and was someone people looked up to with his unwavering optimism in life. Visiting at the Reaume Funeral Home, 6 Canal St. W., Tilbury on Sunday, March 22 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tilbury Royal Canadian Legion Br. #206 service Sunday at 7:00 p.m. Knights of Columbus Council #8783 prayers Sunday at 8:30 p.m. Funeral Mass on Monday, March 23 at 10:30 a.m. at Visitation Parish Church, 5407 Comber Side Road, Comber.  Cremation to follow. If desired, donations can be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #206.

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REISER, Frank

Posted by on March 19, 2015

It is with great sadness we announce the brave and peaceful passing of Frank Reiser at the age of 82 after a short illness. Loving husband of over 60 years to Jo Reiser, precious father to Karen Sayed, the late Linda Reiser-Brown and husband Ian Brown, Jodie Reiser Hickey and husband Mike Hickey. Dedicated brother of Ron Reiser and son of the late Frank Reiser Sr. and Mary Reiser. Always an inspiration to grandchildren Eric and friend Ana, Jana and friend Rob, Stefan and friend Jenna, and Lauren. Son-in-law to the late Stephen and Nadia Lukiancuk. Brother in law to Tanya Protasciewz of Arizona and Mary Koziol and the late John Koziol of London, Ontario. Uncle to Andy, the late Paul, Carol, Jane, the late Natasha, Valerie, Ann Marie and Andrea.

Frank was a retired 30 year valued employee of Chrysler Canada and University of Windsor Alumni. He had a passion for encouraging continued education to his staff and ongoing learning of all kinds to his family. He loved his Detroit Red Wings, Tigers, Lions and Pistons which he enjoyed watching “on occasion” at his friend Van’s restaurant The Penalty Box. They will miss their “Uncle Frank”. He was an avid investor, coin collector and fisherman, and he will be missed by the Windsor Coin Club. One of his favourite pass times was that of wine making, a tradition that he learned from his father. He continued to enjoy both the art and skill of making wine as well as bringing that enjoyment to others. Cheers to Frank.

He will also be missed by his long-time friends, too numerous to list, but including Kendall Brockbank, Frank O’Reilly (who is the Frack to his Frick), Ralph Callen and Lorne Secord.

If you so desire, donations to Windsor Regional Cancer Centre, It’s In Your Jeans Campaign, Hospice of Windsor and We Care For Kids would be appreciated by the family.

Special thanks to Windsor Regional Cancer Centre where we wanted to thank Dr. Springer and Nurse Liz for their compassion, to the It’s in Your Jeans Campaign which was quarterbacked by unwavering and outstanding specialist Dr. Ron Sorenson, to Hospice of Windsor and We Care For Kids, the pediatric charity close to his granddaughter Lauren’s heart.

We cannot express enough the outstanding care and family support Frank and his family received from CCAC and agencies Revera, Paramed and Bayshore, as well as the fourth and fifth floors of the met Campus and Dr. Roxana Chow and to our angles Adrianna and Pauline, you were true blessings.

Visiting Sunday 3-5 & 7-9pm. Funeral Monday 11:30am at FAMILIES FIRST 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor 519-969-5841. Interment to follow at Windsor Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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KNIGHTS, Stewart “Stubby” of Blenheim

Posted by on March 19, 2015

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It is with such profound sadness that we share with you the passing of our father, Stewart “Stubby” Knights on Wednesday March 18, 2015.

Over the past few weeks we have been pondering what measures a man’s life and what we will remember about our dad, and we’ve come to this:

Our dad was born on December 27, 1961 to his parents Donna (Rigby) and the late Bill “Stub” Knights who were the two people he admired most in his life. They not only gave him a sister to grow up with (Jane & John Pratt) but they gave him the tools that he would need to make it in life, taught him how to get back up if he fell down and taught him about hard work.  Our dad got along with his dad so well that he quit school in 1978 to partner with him at Blenheim Abattoir and Meat Markets.  Being in the cattle business brought him the opportunity to go show livestock at fairs…the most memorable time for him was when he met the Queen at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto.

Our dad had a contagiously positive outlook…he lived life instead of letting it pass him by.  He smiled and he laughed and he didn’t let the bad things get him down.  He was all about kids, especially his three daughters Billy Jo & Chris Cunningham, Jessica & Matt Hall and Claire Knights.  He was crazy about his grandchildren Jolee, Cameron and Emily and was looking forward to his fourth grandchild in just a few months.  He helped coach minor league baseball when we were small and he was a sponsor of the Blenheim Open where he also helped to cook the steaks for the meal.  His cooking abilities brought together a production company called “Bent Rim Productions” that participated in BBQ competitions across Ontario.

Our dad loved sports…he was a true fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs.  In the winter he spent countless hours on the ice playing for many local teams and in the summer he spent his time on baseball diamonds.  He was the one who started the “case of beer strike out rule” just to keep things interesting and to motivate players.  He also had his own hockey card made up which maybe has been best shared with the other guys of that same elite group.  He also enjoyed spending summers on his boat “Stubs Tub” which docked in Erieau.

Finally our dad surrounded himself with friends…many good friends; some who remained close since their school days.  Friends were so important to him…whether it was a beach party in the middle of winter where everybody wore beach attire, whether it was going to an AC/DC concert or whether it was just a quiet time watching his favourite movie “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”, our dad was always up for a new and fun challenge with his friends.  He will be missed.

Cremation has taken place.  Friends and family are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home where visitation will take place on Friday from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m.  Following that, and in keeping with our dad’s sense of adventure, we will celebrate his life at the Blenheim Memorial Arena on Saturday March 21, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. where his urn will be placed on center ice and his friends will sit in the bleachers!

If you wish to remember our dad with a memorial donation, we hope that you will consider All For Kids which will provide funding for boys and girls in the Blenheim and Ridgetown area who otherwise would not be able to play sports.

Billy Jo, Jessica and Claire

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DENNISON, James (Jim) Joseph

Posted by on March 18, 2015

canada obits_dennison_jamesIt is with great sadness we announce the passing of Jim on March 17, 2015 at the age of 86, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  His family is comforted knowing that he is reunited with the love of his life, his wife, Pat, with whom he celebrated 64 years of marriage.  Beloved and cherished father to Sandra Driscoll (Dave) and Karen Dennison-Hicks (Mark).  Jim will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Kim Harron, Kristy Targachoff (Jeff), Cory Hicks, Rachel Hicks and great grandchildren Sophia and Pierce Targachoff.  Dear brother-in-law to Doug and Sharon Roberts and Linda Giannotti.  Much thanks to Dr. Bergeron and staff at Hospice of Windsor and also to Transition to Betterness.  A very special and heartfelt thanks to Dr. Sheehan, Dr. Steve, Caroline and the entire nursing and support staff at the Palliative Care Unit at Dr. Y. Emara Centre – Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare.  Your compassionate care of Dad helped make his journey a bit easier and definitely brought more smiles to his face. If you so desire memorial donations to Transition to Betterness would be appreciated by the family. A private family service was held at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

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CHAMP, Mary Helen (nee Duralia)

Posted by on March 18, 2015

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CHAMP, Mary Helen (nee Duralia)

Peacefully on March 17, 2015 at the age of 79 surrounded by family. Beloved wife of Gary Lee Champ for 58 years. Loving mother of Catherine Wilbur (David), Stephanie Champ, Larry Champ (Mary), Melanie Walker and Carol Shanks. She had a special place in her heart for her grandchildren Christopher, Rose, Matthew, Michael, Lia, Colleen, Mackenzie and Hunter. With her great grandchildren Ilija, Aleksandar and Andrija mother learned to appreciate the benefits of Skype so she could see the boys half a world away in Montenegro. Daughter of the late Frank and Kathleen Duralia (nee Bradica). Younger sister to Evelyn Slobasky (Harry-deceased), Annie Horvat (John-deceased), Kathleen Coulson (Robert-deceased), Joseph Duralia (Carol), Nellie Siddall (Robert-deceased) and John Duralia (Patricia). Well loved by all her in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Employed at Sears Canada for 30 plus years as a sales clerk where she received many awards for customer service. Her commitment to the community was felt by all as she helped organize the South Windsor Fastball league, worked as a volunteer for the Kidney Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society. The United Way awarded our Mom & Dad “The Hearts that Light the Way” award for their extensive volunteer endeavours. For many years she was the secretary for the Saturday Night Mixed bowling league at Crescent Lanes. Our mother’s love of sports taught us fair play, humbleness and the value of friendships that remain with us today. She was an inspiration to all of us; especially recognizing her internal strength to fight back her cancer with dignity to the very end. We would like to give thanks to the 2 north nursing team and the frontline nursing staff on the palliative care nursing unit at Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare as well as the compassionate and concerted efforts of Shauna Carter and Dr. Lawrence Aoun. If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Transition to Betterness or Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated. Visitation Friday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 10 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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MacLean, Barbara of Blenheim

Posted by on March 18, 2015

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Barbara Weir (Fraleigh) MacLean of Blenheim passed away peacefully at Blenheim Community Village on Saturday March 14, 2015 at the age of 86.

Born in London, Ontario she was the beloved wife and partner of J. Lachlan MacLean (2010) and the daughter of the late Sidney A. and Cecille (McLurg) Fraleigh of Forest. The dear mother of Deborah Ann MacLean-Brine and her husband Bob Brine of London; the late Heather  Fraleigh MacLean- Meek (2004) and her husband  Fred Meek of  London ;  Ian Lachlan MacLean and his wife Mara Sperandio-MacLean of Vancouver;  Stephanie Lynn MacLean and her husband Ralph Romano of Blenheim. The adored grandmother of  Meggan Brine, Cameron Meek, Fiona Meek, Nicolas MacLean, Sophia MacLean, Clara Romano and Eric Romano.  Great -Grandmother of Heather Richmond. Dear Sister of Ann Manning (John) of Forest; Sidney Fraleigh Jr. (Velma) of Forest and Janet Smart (David) of Chatham.  Sister-in- law of Phyllis Nelson (William-2013) of Peterborough. Barb will be missed by her many close, loving friends and fondly remembered by a number of nieces and nephews.

Barbara graduated from the School of Journalism at University of Western Ontario in 1950, a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. She married Lachlan in 1951 and their careers took them to Windsor, Toronto, Sarnia and Blenheim. Barb was a journalist for the Sarnia Observer newspaper, member of       I. O. D. E. in Sarnia and Blenheim and served as Regent of both chapters, a past president of University Women’s Club in Sarnia, and a member of the Golden Acres Curling /Club in Blenheim. She was active in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Sarnia and her connections were strong as a CGIT leader and convener of Untied Church Women at Blenheim United Church, and in 1965, became the Christian Education Assistant there. She was a secondary school supply teacher in Kent County. Always an energetic volunteer, she was a past chairperson of the Chatham-Kent Advisory Board of the CNIB. She was an active supporter of the blind and deaf-blind and was named to the Board of Directors, Ontario Division for CNIB. After her retirement she never failed to contribute her help and advice to the many volunteers who offered their time and services to the CNIB. In 2001, Barbara received recognition from the federal government for outstanding service and contribution as a volunteer. A loving mother she looked forward, with great anticipation to the family cottage holidays at Hillsboro Beach. She was an ardent swimmer all her life, loved to travel and will be sorely missed by family and friends.

Barbara’s family is appreciative of the care and compassion provided by the staff of the Blenheim Community Village Nursing Home who cared for Barb over the past 10 years and particularly over this past month. The family also valued the medical care of Dr. Martha Clendenning.

Family and Friends are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Friday March 27, 2015 for visitation from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. followed a memorial service and celebration of life at 3:00 p.m.  Interment will be at the Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim, at a later date.  Memorial contributions to the Chatham-Kent Alzheimer’s Society’s Day Program, the Canadian National Institute of the Blind (Windsor -Essex-Kent District) or the Blenheim United Church Benevolent Fund are asked to be considered.

Online condolences for the family and memorial donations may be left at www.blenheimcommunityfuneralhome.com

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TOCCO, Antonino

Posted by on March 17, 2015

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TOCCO, Antonino

Suddenly, on March 17th, 2015 at the age of 76. Loving Husband to Jennie with whom they shared 50 years of marriage. Cherished Father to Christina (Elliot) Hoy, Michael (Kristina) Tocco, Patricia (John) Malisan and Angela Tocco. Proud Nonno to Olivia, Gabriel, Matthew, Scianna, Anthony and Lina. Survived by sister Fina of Sicily. Predeceased by parents Antonino and Serafina Tocco and siblings Grace, Peruccia, Vito and Filipo. Antonino will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Antonino came to Canada in 1958 to start a new life for himself and future family. He was most proud of his Italian heritage and continuing those traditions with his family and grandchildren. Antonino was retired from Ford Mo. Company with many years of dedicated service. He loved spending his free time with his family, gardening and in the past breeding canaries. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor –Essex County Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Thursday and Friday from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Prayers Friday at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Saturday at 9:15 a.m. from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to Corpus Christi for Mass at 10:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Craig, Florence Patricia (Pat)

Posted by on March 17, 2015

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Craig, Florence Patricia (Pat)

Passed away suddenly on March 16, 2015 at the age of 85 years.  Beloved wife of the late William (2013), for 61 years.  Loving mother of John (Cheryl Roberts), Catherine (John) McMahon, Jim (Linda), Elizabeth Craig and Joe Craig. Cherished grandmother of MAC and Abigael, James (Robyn), Heather (Jesse) and Caitlin, Olivia and Emily, Alexandra and Victoria Symons, and Paige. Dear sister-in-law to Muriel Craig, Jane and Al Haworth, the late Robert Craig and sister to Michael Maher. Aunt Pat will be missed by her many nieces, nephews and cousin Ron Mutton. Pat was a Lab Technician for over 40 years with the Medical Laboratories of Windsor. She will also be missed by her many friends, colleagues and patients. Everyone knows that this Great Lady was at her happiest when she was holding court with a house full of family and friends and glass full of Scotch. She left in a hurry in order to spend St. Patrick’s Day with Mikey. If you so desire, memorial donations to the M.S. Society or the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Friday 3-5, 7-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 11:30 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor 519-969-5841. Interment to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Lawrenson, James (Jim)

Posted by on March 17, 2015

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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Jim on Monday March 16 at 89 years of age. His family is comforted knowing that he is now reunited with Frances his wife of 65 years. Beloved father to Heather Young and Shelley Loiselle (Wayne). His grandchildren Maureen Young, Lauren Teeple (Rantz), Matt Loiselle (Paulina) were the love of his life.   Jim was the son of the late Robert and Anne Lawrenson. Brother to John (Elaine), the late Alan (the late Elaine) and Elspeth (Bruce). Survived by several nieces and nephews. Jim joined the Navy at 17 years of age and served in World War II on convoy duty in the North Atlantic. He was a police officer for 14 years and was also past president of the Windsor Police Association. Jim was the Area Director for the Ontario Legal Aid Plan Essex County for 26 years – the only non-lawyer to hold such a position in the province. Founder of the George Smith Memorial Hockey Fund. Member of the Bendo Blazers Hockey Club for 40 years. The family would like to thank all the staff at Hotel – Dieu Complex Care 2 North for the compassionate care of our father – especially Shauna Carter who helped make Dad’s journey easier. We would also like to thank all the Bendo Blazers for their ongoing friendship of Jim. He thought the world of you. Special thanks to his best friend Jack Costello. If you desire memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Wednesday 7 pm – 9 pm & Thursday 3 pm – 5 pm & 7 pm – 9 pm. Veteran’s Memorial Service under the auspices of Windsor Veteran’s Memorial Service Committee Thursday 7:30 pm. Funeral Service Friday 11:30 am at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor (519-969-5841). Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery to follow.   Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

 

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Sparacino, Francesca Paola

Posted by on March 17, 2015

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‘Lina’ (nee Fazio)

Peacefully, on March 17, 2015 with her loving family by her side at 93 years of age. Beloved Wife of the late Antonino (1980).  Loving Mother of Josephine Gervasi (Joe), Maria Stella Gucciardo (Vincenzo).  Dear Nonna of  Frank and Anthony Gervasi; Josie and Nelson Rocha, Fran and Marco Di Natale.  Bis-Nonna of Selena, Lauren, Marissa, Massimo, and Martina. Dear Daughter of the late Alberto Fazio and Maria Stella Mazzara. Dear Sister of the late Salvatore and Anita, Maria Candela (the late Giuseppe), the late Francesca and Salvatore Genova, Leonardo and Vita Fazio, Mario and Vera Fazio, the late Vito (Mommina) Fazio, and the late Gaspare Fazio (Donna) and survived by numerous Nieces and Nephews in Italy, Canada and the U.S.A. Special thanks to the staff of Malden Park 3 North & South for their kindness and support. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) would be appreciated. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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ROACH, John

Posted by on March 17, 2015

Born in Chatham, Ontario. Passed away peacefully on March 16, 2015 at 73 years of age. Survived by his beloved wife Eva, his stepson Harold and wife Judy Marentette, grandsons Greg (Rachelle) and Jamie (Kelley) and great-grandchildren Olivia, Emma, Mikayla, Logan and Bree. Retired from Ford Motor Co. with 35 years of service. Memorial donations to Kidney Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Visitation Thursday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Friday 1 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at
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POCKELE, Jeffery Stephen “Poke” of Noelville, Ontario formerly from Tilbury

Posted by on March 17, 2015

POCKELE, Jeffery Stephen “Poke”

40 years of age, a resident of Noelville, Ontario. Poke passed away suddenly as the result of a snowmobile accident on March 13, 2015. He is survived by his wife Susan, his precious daughter Aviana Leigh and his faithful companion Mac. Eldest son of Jerry and Paula (Recker) of Chatham. Grandson to the late Herman and Mary  Pockele and the late Paul and Mildred Recker. Only brother to Scott and Angela Pockele and “super” uncle to Ethan and Catherine of Tilbury. He will be greatly missed by family, friends and his Suncor co-workers. There will be a celebration of Jeff’s life in Tilbury at a later date. As and expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Aviana’s Scholarship Trust Fund would be gratefully acknowledged.

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CROSBY: Lorden Edward age 78 of Dresden

Posted by on March 16, 2015

Crosby0000001A00000013CROSBY: Lorden: It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Lorden Edward Crosby, a lifelong resident of Dresden passed on March 16, 2015 at CKHA PGH Campus at the age of 78 years. He was born in Dresden, the son of the late Edward and Eva (Wallace) Crosby and late stepmother, Lettie Crosby. Lorden has gone to join his beloved wife, Myrtle Irene (1998) whom he missed tremendously. Dear father and father-in-law to Donna McClure, Lorna and (Ken) Evans, Wayne and (Karen) Crosby all of Dresden, Nancy and (Mark) DeWolf of Corunna, loving grandfather to several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Predeceased by his brothers: Delbert and Leroy Crosby. Lorden being very sports minded enjoyed trap shooting, archery, golf and hunting. Lorden was also an Honorary Deacon at the Queen St. Baptist Church in Dresden for many years and his faith remained strong until his last breath. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home 620 Cross St. Dresden Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Albert Lambkin officiating. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. If desired memorial contributions to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated and may be left by cheque at the funeral home. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.deburgerfuneralhome.com

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HOLMES, Dorothy (nee Connoy)

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WEB_Holmes_dorothyPassed of a broken heart on March 14, 2015 at the age of 80 years. Reunited with beloved late husband Bill (2014). Cherished father of Carrie & Rob, and Angie. Long time family friend of Helen. Adored grandma of Ryan and Trina, Zachary and Madison. Predeceased by her parents James and Isabelle Connoy. Missed dearly by brother in law Larry Langlois and sisters in law Margaret Fife and Margaret Holmes. Predeceased by siblings Gerry Connoy, Toby Connoy, Joyce Soucie, Mona Cosgrove, Winnie Maroon, Leo Connoy, and Jackie Langlois. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Dorothy retired from Champion Spark Plug. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service to reunite Dorothy and Bill will take place in the summer. Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Langlois, Henry Joseph

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web_Langlois_JosephPeacefully, with his children at his side on March 12, 2015 at the age of 93. Reunited with his beloved wife Theresa (2010), with whom he shared 63 years. Predeceased by his parents Marie Louise and Renée Langlois. He was a wonderful dad of Gary, Michelle (Arthur), Denise (Mike), Mariette, Marc (Cindee). Pepé of Melissa, Jen, Jason, Amanda, Sarah, Derrick, Breanna, T.J., David, Daniel, Alison, Nick and 9 great grandchildren. Survived by his siblings Agnes, Laurentia, Annie and Juliette and predeceased by Jeannette, Gene, Alec and Margaret. Henry will be dearly missed by numerous sisters and brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Hank resided in East Windsor his entire life. At the age of 21, he enlisted in the airforce and was a tail gunner during WWII. After two years as a P.O.W. he returned home where he established “Hank’s Esso Service” which he ran for 28 years. He continued in the work force until his 70’s. Upon “retiring” he opened a lawn mower repair service that kept him busy until his 91st year. He took such pride in his gardens, yard and fruit trees. Hank produced some very good wine from his grapes. He did many woodworking projects with his brother Alec; and would never turn down a good game of cards. He will be remembered by many friends and family for his kind and generous nature (and, as well, his booming voice). Special thanks to WRH-Met Campus, CCAC, Veteran’s Affairs and St. Elizabeth Health Care (especially Leanne and Jessica) for their excellent care and compassion. If you so desire, donations to the charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Thursday 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Parish prayers 4:00 p.m. Veteran’s Memorial Service under the auspices of the Windsor Veteran’s Memorial Service Committee at 7:00 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor (519-969-5841). Funeral Mass Friday 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Atonement Church, 2940 Forest Glade Drive. Interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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CHAUVIN, Frank (Francis) Wilfred

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ChauvinCHAUVIN, Frank (Francis) Wilfred
Passed away peacefully at home at the age of 81 years on Friday, March 13, 2015 surrounded by his loving and devoted wife Lorraine of 61 years, and their 10 children; Rose Costa (Lou); Theresa Russell (Dave); Tom; Cathy Cincurak (Steve); Gerry (Cheryl); Roger (Angie); Charlie (Anne); Joe (Lisa); Michael (Diane); and Daniel. Predeceased by sister Marie Tizzard (2014). Survived by sister Pauline Hawkeswood; 22 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Frank served a total of 33 years with the Windsor Police Service and the Town of Riverside Police Department. Following his retirement as a Windsor Police detective, Frank committed his time to serving the poor. He was the founding Director of an orphanage in Haiti sustained by the generous donations of individuals and businesses world-wide, providing food, shelter, clothing, and an education to 65 girls for the past 35 years. Frank’s charity work also extended to “Canadian Food For Children” sending food monthly to 16 Third World countries. In 1998, Frank was appointed and served as a provincial Citizenship and Immigration Court Judge. Frank was the recipient of numerous awards including “The Independent Order Daughter’s of the Empire (IODE) for police and community work; The Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship; Riverside Optimist Law Enforcement Award; Knights of Columbus Council 4924 Family of the Year Award; Windsor Police Services Gordon Preston Memorial Award; The Order of Canada; Rotary Club (Paul Harris Club Award); City of Windsor Award; Sertoma Service for Mankind Award; United States Department Certificate of Appreciation Award; Sikh Education and Research Center Service to Mankind Award; MEDA Charitable Trust Award; Confederation Medal 125 Years; the Kiwanis Fellowship Award (Mel Osbourne Award); International Freedom Festival Award; Honorary Doctorate of Law Degree from Assumption University; the Club Richelieu Award; and the Benemerenti Medal from Pope Benedict. Frank’s greatest joy in his life was helping others. He felt blessed in every way and his desire to give back to others was his gratefulness to God. Frank was humble in many ways and although acknowledged by many accolades and awards for his charitable work, he credits the success of his work to his extremely supportive and loving wife Lorraine. Visiting will take place at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234 11677 Tecumseh Rd.E., Monday, March 16, 2015 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Knights of Columbus Council #4924 prayers Monday night at 8 p.m. Parish prayers Tuesday at 8 p.m. Family will receive friends at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (834 Raymo Rd.) on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 10 a.m. until time of Mass of Resurrection at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. If you wish donations may be made to Canadian Food For Children Food Fund or Our Lady of Guadalupe Building Fund. Any expression of sympathy will be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com.

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FLUIT, Diane (nee Vander Vecht)

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FluitFLUIT, Diane (nee Vander Vecht)
Passed away peacefully in the arms of her family with praises in their hearts and on their lips on March 14, 2015 at the age of 57 years. Beloved wife of Rudy for the past 36 years. Loving mother to Samantha & husband Matthew Ball, Cynthia & husband Shawn Drennen, Benjamin Fluit & wife Alexis, Cassidy Christine and Julian. Dearest grandmother to Jenneke, Major, baby on the way, Malachi, Josiah, baby on the way, Xander, Joaquim, and Ariella. Dear sister to Peter, Homer, Annette, Wilfred, Margareth, Gary, and Joe. Diane will be lovingly remembered by all the extra children she held, hugged and took under her wing. Beautiful friend and “heart sister” to many who will miss her deeply. Visiting at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234, 11677 Tecumseh Rd. East on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Cremation to follow. A celebration of Diane’s life will take place on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Ambassador Community Church (3033 Rivard Ave.) at 11:00 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Ambassador Community Diaconal Funds. Online condolences and cherished memoires may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel .com

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STAHLBRAND, Malte

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STAHLBRAND, Malte
Passed away on March 12, 2015 at the age of 91. Born in Sweden, the son of Gustav and Ingrid. He leaves behind his wife Beverley and his children Peter (Liz), Rodney (Beth), Erik (Colleen), Marie (Larry), and adopted soStahlbrandn John (Germaine). Grandchildren Matthew (Vanessa), Jeff (Erin), Meghan (Nick), Ian, Carl, Melody, Marissa (Basel), and Ryan. Great-grandchildren Cameron, Drew, Lilja, and Cohen. Malte was a former employee of Olsonite Co. He was Past President of the Downtown Windsor Lions Club and Past President of the Probus Club of Port Elgin. Member of the RCL BR # 261. He and his four brothers Bert (Sue), Gordon (Mary), Rueben (Evelyn), Gus (Kay) now deceased were RCAF Veterans of WWII. Also deceased are his sisters Alice Vik and Elsie Svendsen. He had many nieces and nephews who will never forget their Uncle Malte. As requested cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. Memorial visitation on Monday, March 16, 2015 at St. Stephen’s Church (5280 Howard Ave.) from 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m., followed by a Veterans Service under the Auspices of the Windsor Veterans Memorial Service Committee. Officiated by Rev. Paul Poolton. Interment at St. Stephen’s Cemetery (spring 2015). Friends can participate in the service and then meet with the family in the church hall where a light lunch will be served. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Hospice of Windsor or Alzheimer Society will be appreciated. Online condolenceand cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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KILLEEN, Judy ( nee Wayvon )

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KilleenKILLEEN, Judy ( nee Wayvon )
Waiting with open arms is the love of her life Bryan ( 2014) with whom they would have shared 50 years of marriage in September. Reunited with her son Bryan (1999). Devoted & loving mom to Terry ( Stacey ) and her precious grandson Travis who was her pride and joy. Loving sister of Pat & Sil , Billy , Jack & Louise and Cheryl & Rick. Dear aunt to many nieces and nephews. Ju Ju will be forever loved by her extended family. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME ( Banwell Chapel ) 519-253-7234 11677 Tecumseh Rd East on Sunday from 2 to 5 & 7 to 9 PM. Parish prayers Sunday at 4:30 PM. Everyone is welcome to join the family on Monday March 16, 2015 at Corpus Christi Church ( 1400 Cabana Rd W.) from 9:30 AM until time of Judy’s funeral mass at 10:00 AM. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. In kindness memorial donations may be made to Hospice Residential ( envelopes available at the funeral home) . On-line condolences may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com.

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