BOUTETTE, Rita (nee Thibert)

Posted by on January 12, 2018

Passed away peacefully in the presence of her loving family on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2018 at 85 years of age.  Beloved wife of Donald with whom she celebrated 63 years of marriage.  Loving mother of Michael (Teresa), Martin (Sue), Donna Davidson (Al), the late Charlene Soulliere (Mark), Annette Fraser (Richard), Janice, Francine Stadler (Michael).  Cherished Mémé of Katherine, Timothy, Alexander, David, Daniel, Joseph, Sarah, Thomas, Ryan C., Michael, Robert, Rachel, Ryan P., Krista, Sean, Scott, Eric, Andrew, Olivia, Ian, Benjamin, Jacob, Emma, Evan, Allison and 12 great-grandchildren.  Daughter of the late Charles and Violet Thibert.  Dear sister of Nora Curnutte (the late Edward), Roger Thibert (Audrey).  Special aunt of many nieces and nephews.  Born and raised on Lesperance Road in the shadow of the steeple.  Rita was very proud and dedicated to her family.  She was a wonderful example of faith, love and family.  Longstanding member of St. Rose Church and Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.  Special thanks for the excellent care provided by Windsor Regional Hospital Met Campus 4W, RCU and Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare 2S.  If you so desire, donations to Trillium Gift of Life Network or Transition to Betterness would be appreciated.  Visitation Friday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Prayers Friday 7:30 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Saturday, January 6, 2018 family and friends are invited to gather at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (834 Raymo Rd) followed by funeral Mass at 11 a.m.  A burial will take place at St. Anne Cemetery, Tecumseh.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

 

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DeRoche, Edward William

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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Edward DeRoche on January 2, 2018 with family by his side.  Formerly of Tignish, P.E.I. Loving husband of Anne (nee Bering).  Dearest father of Kenneth and wife Lynn DeRoche of Virginia, David DeRoche and wife Carol White of Windsor, Helen and husband Ron Lebert of Lakeshore, Susan and husband Jim Steer of Caledon.  Cherished grandfather to Jason (Brittany), Jake (Marissa), Michael (Meghan), Danielle, Katie (Eric), Dustin and Trevor.  Great-grandfather to Brooklyn and Lauren.  Dear brother to the late Felicia, Gerard, Frances and James.  Edward will be missed by his many nieces and nephews and faithful companion, Bella.  He was a retired steam fitter from the UA Local#527. Eddy was a dedicated volunteer for Meals on Wheels.  He devoted 39 years of his life to support people in recovery.  If you so desire, donations to the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.  Visitation Friday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Prayers Friday (time incomplete) at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Saturday, January 6, 2018, family and friends are invited to gather after 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Atonement Church (2940 Forest Glade Drive) followed by funeral Mass at 10 a.m.  Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

 

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RICHARD, Betty (nee Gianfelice)

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Passed away peacefully at Windsor Regional Hospital Ouellette Campus on January 2, 2018 at the age of 75. Predeceased by her husband Richard “Dick” (1988). Loving mother of Yolande and David. Predeceased by her parents Vincent and Emma “Lena”, and siblings Yolanda, Ralph, Mitchell, Basil, Shirley, and Charm. Betty will be missed by nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Special thanks to the Alzheimer Society of Windsor & Essex County and CCAC for all their care and support over the past 5 years. For those wish, donations to the family or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Visiting on Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Mock, George

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Passed away on January 4, 2018 at the age of 92 years. He’s gone with a smile thanks to his family and wonderful friends. It was quite a flight. Beloved husband of the late Isabel (nee Hayes) Mock. Cherished father of Ed and wife Kate (Tapp) Mock, Sue and husband Gary Belliveau, Gordon and wife Jenny Mock. Loving grandfather of Derek and wife Alison, Craig and wife Erin, Alison, Adam and wife Leslie, Jason, Laura, Crystal, Tammy and husband Karl. Loving great grandfather of Sarah, James, Robin, Ethan, Jacob, Harper, Malaki, Allana, and Sid. Loving “adopted” father to Denis and wife JoAnne Schryer. Dear son of the late William and Susan Mock. Dearest brother of the late William (Bill) Mock. Dear brother in-law of Joyce McLean, the late Irene Hancrar and the late Fred Hayes. George was a long time member of Paulin Memorial Presbyterian Church. He retired from Chrysler Canada in 1980, after 40 years of service. One of the Ford City boys, George served his country as a proud Canadian during WWII, with the Canadian Corps of Signals. After completing basic training at Vimy Barracks in Kingston, he was selected to be a High Speed Signal Operator, training in Ottawa then going to England and on to the Mediterranean Theatre of Operations. Returning to Canada he married his school sweet heart Isabel and they were together for 59 years. George was also a long time member of the Sun Parlor R/C Flyers, life time member and official photographer for both the EAA Chapter 185, and the Canadian Historical Aircraft Association. He was also an honorary life time member of the Windsor Flying Club and contributor to the Windsor Historical Society. George was an avid digital photographer whose photos have appeared in several publications. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor Historical Society, Veterans Memories Project, or the Canadian Historical Aircraft Association would be appreciated by the family. Visitations Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm with a Funeral Service at 7:30 pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.familiesfirst.ca

 

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Adam, Gene

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Peacefully on January 5, 2018 in his 90th year.  Beloved husband of Barbara (Turner) and the late Mary (1998).  Cherished father of Jim and Pat, Sue and Al Jones, Theresa and Norm McColl, Gerry and Cindy.  Loving stepfather to Sharlene and Mel Peladeau, Don and Jan, Chris and Nancy, Mark and Barbara.  Loving grandfather of Nicole, Alex, Adam and Connor.  Great-grandfather of Miller.  He will be deeply missed by his 9 step-grandchildren and 8 step-great grandchildren. Loving brother of Marie Gagnier, Gabrielle Trescone and Al.  Pre-deceased by his parents Joseph & Clara and brothers Armand, Wilfred, Bruno, Bernard, Philip, Joseph and George. Gene was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Theresa Council #9793, and a past Grand Knight, Georgetown Council.   If you so desire, donations to The St. Vincent de Paul Society would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-9 with Prayers at 7:30 pm at  Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd. (519-969-5841).  On Thursday,  family and friends will meet at Most Precious Blood Church  (1947 Meldrum Rd.) after 9:30 am until time of the Mass at 10:30 am.  Cremation to follow.  Share memories, photos, or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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GERVAIS, Erla (nee Willan)

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Born on June 12, 1929 and passed away unexpectedly and peacefully on January 5, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.  Predeceased by her beloved husband of 53 years Roy J. (January 10, 2004).  Loving mother of Jim and Brenda Gervais of Toronto, Tom and Charlene (Brocklebank) Gervais, Kathy and Randy Beecroft, and Sue and Tim Rodd.  Cherished Grandmother of Danielle (Kyle), Tamara (Dan), Matt (Blaire), Kate (Rob), Shawna (Emmanuel), Ryan (Emily), Brendan (Margaret), Patrick (Meiling), and Evan.  Great-grandmother to 15.  Predeceased by her brothers Royce (Jean) Willan and Russell (Jean) Carder.  Predeceased by in-laws Ted, Clayton, Gilbert, and Claude Gervais and Marie Deardurff.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews, family and friends.  Erla retired as a secretary for the Windsor Separate School Board after many years of dedicated service.  Visiting on Monday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841 at 11:30 a.m.  Cremation to follow.  Share memories or make a charitable donation online at FamiliesFirst.ca

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Lynd, Helen

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Peacefully on January 5, 2018 at the age of 102.  Predeceased by her husband James “Alfie” (1990).  Loving mother of Thomas and wife Mary, and Ronald.  Predeceased by her son Jim (2012).  Predeceased by her siblings and survived by her dear sister  Bernadine Kanski (the late Tony), her children and their families. Helen was born in Detroit, Michigan and worked as a Personnel Manager in Detroit and Dearborn. If you so desire, donations to Downtown Mission would be appreciated by the family.  A private family service has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Families First, South Windsor, 3260 Dougall Ave. (519-969-5841). Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.familiesfirst.ca

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YAHOLNITSKY, Mervin

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Passed away peacefully with loved one by his side on January 6, 2018 at the age of 71 years.  Beloved husband of Sarah Ballantyne for 47 years.  Adored father of Robin Ballantyne (Gary Wickenden), Randy Ballantyne and family, and late Rick Ballantyne and family.  Proud papa of Kyle.  Dear brother of Walter (Lynda), Ernie, Melvin (Cheryl), Ben (Debbie), Mildred Kopeck, Irene Mason (Dwayne), Michael.  Survived by many nieces and nephews.    Mervin worked for PSI for many years. He loved the outdoors and was always willing to help anyone who needed it.  If you so desire, donations made to the Windsor-Essex Cancer Centre Foundation or Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place.  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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TAYLOR, Margaret Therese (nee McIntyre)

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Our mother passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at Windsor Regional Hospital, Ouellette Campus, after a series of strokes on New Year’s Eve. Margaret is predeceased by her husband Raymond Wilson Taylor (1978), her son Paul Joseph Taylor (2001), her brother Gerald Joseph McIntyre (2010), and her great granddaughter Fiona Grace Kalaouzis (2016). Loving mother of Michael and Marilyn Taylor, Tom and Claudia Taylor, Robert Taylor and Carol Burns, Cathy and Bob Wilson, Martha and Brian Sinasac, Bill Taylor and Lisa Harris, Peggy and Frank Carlone, and Julie and Steve Dale. Adoring grandmother of 19: Sarah and Thomas, Ryan, Rachel and George, Laura and Tomasz, Mark and Jenna, Scott and Kayleigh, Kearon, Adrian, Stephanie, David, Rae, Natalie, Nicole, Alexander, Wren, Emily, Megan, Kiana, and Cameron. Proud great grandmother of Bray, Emery, Joshua, Matthew, Spencer, Cole, and Everett. Survived by her sister Mary McIntyre of Sarnia. Margaret was born and raised in London, the first born child of Agnes and Clarence McIntyre. She graduated in 1951 from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in London, and then settled in Windsor to work at Hotel Dieu Hospital and to start a family with Raymond. Our matriarch lives on through the legacy of her enormous family. Marg was strong and graceful, intelligent and witty. She loved being together as a family and showing pride in family achievements. Playing bridge with friends brought Marg great joy. She was a May Court volunteer and a charter member of the Widows and Widowers group. Margaret thrived in her final years at Kensington Court. If you desire, donations made to Transition to Betterness would be appreciated by the family. We offer special thanks to the Neurology Team at WRH for compassionate care of our mother and family. Visiting Friday from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave., South Windsor (519) 969-5841. On Saturday, friends are invited to meet at Corpus Christi Church (1400 Cabana Rd, Windsor) for a Mass of Resurrection at 11 am. Procession to internment at Heavenly Rest to follow. Share memories, photos, or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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LaFleur, Ramona Giselle (nee Bois)

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Peacefully, with family by her side, on January 6, 2018 in her 90th year. Beloved wife of 37 years to Clovis. Loving mother of Andre (Fran) Doiron, Maurice (Grace) Doiron, Susan (Don), Rachel (Mike), Michelle (Ron), Sheila (Larry), and Robin (Gino). Dear step-mother of Dela and Rena (John). Cherished Gerna of 23 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents, brothers and sisters. Survived by brother Ivan (Shirley) and sister Hugette (Marc). If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Wednesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Parish prayers 4:30pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Thursday, friends are invited to join the family after 9:30am at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (4401 Mt. Royal Drive) followed by Funeral Mass at 10:30am. Interment to follow Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Menard, Sherry Rene (nee Rollo)

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Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on January 7, 2018 at 61 years of age. Beloved wife of Daniel for 38 years. Cherished mother of Danielle (Soren), Samantha (Mike) McLean, Nicole (Karl). Loving daughter of Marge and Frank Rauth, and reunited with Gordon Rollo. Sherry will be sadly missed by her siblings, in-laws, nieces, nephews, her extended family and dear friends. If you so desire, donations to the Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Thursday 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Procession to Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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JONES, Brenna

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It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of our beloved Brenna on January 08, 2018 at 17 years of age surrounded by her family.  Precious daughter of Christine and Martin. Loving sister of Ryan and Rowan.   Beloved granddaughter of David and Margaret Murray and Terry and Mairead Jones. Treasured niece of James and Carmen Murray, Scott and Robyn Murray and Terri Jones-Hebblewhite and Nigel Hebblewhite. Adored cousin of Sophie and Eibhlin Murray, baby Murray (on the way), and “Uncle” Rob and  “Aunt” Sheryl Elliott. She had many cousins who treasured her company, the Holder/Jones family, the McHallams, the Ginnelly/Flannagan family in Ireland, and the Phillips/Cope family in England, and many others. She will be deeply missed by her Mummoo Melissa, Marty, sisters Priscilla and Cora, Landon, best friend and soulmate Jordan Chortos, and best girlfriend, Elyse Brunett.  She was cherished by those she met while on treatment, the doctors and nurses at London Children’s Hospital, those we met at Ronald McDonald house, Windsor’s Satellite clinic, and the friends she made at Camp Ooch, all enjoyed and shared her spirit and bravery in facing this demon Cancer.

Brenna was a spitfire, full of spunk, our little Sas-a frass. She faced life with fierce determination with everything and everyone she encountered. She loved her family passionately and was devoted to her closest friends. She was excited about life, and was unwavering in her enthusiasm for her art, and her desire to be an Animator.

She loved her time with family, and the times we spent on vacation together. Camping up north with our cousins, Aunts, and Uncles was one of her favorite times, and was looked forward to every year. Family dinners at Christmas, and New Years were cherished times as well. She was brave, she had unwavering courage, and she was determined to always be kind. We will always cherish the light she brought to our lives, because she shined bright, and we all felt her spirit and love radiating from within. We are comforted in knowing she is in God’s hands, watching over us, our angel in heaven.

If you so desire, these groups have been instrumental in helping Brenna, and our family along in this journey, through support, love, spirituality, and friendship.  Please consider donations to any of the following charities who are close to our hearts: ChildCan, Relentless Detroit, Little Hands for a Cause, TLC Foundation or Ronald McDonald House would be appreciated by the family. Visiting on Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 pm.  Funeral service on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Families First, 585 Sandwich Street South, Amherstburg 519-969-5841. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.familiesfirst.ca.

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Tessier, Helen Jean (nee Dickson)

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Peacefully on January 09, 2018 at 87 years of age. Loving wife of the late Ernest Tessier (1996).  Step mother of Richard Tessier, the late Robert Tessier (2007) and wife Antoinette, the late Susan Wolf (2007).  Close and faithful friend of Helen Cameron. Survived by many step grandchildren residing in the United States.  A longtime employee of the GECDSB at Riverside High School. Helen was a former member of Riverside Presbyterian Church. If you so desire, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.  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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MORAND, Mary (nee Prymack)

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Passed away peacefully on January 9, 2018 at 88 years of age. Loving wife of Denis for 64 years. Cherished mother of Denis (Catherine), Michael (Laura), Monica Kavanagh, Robert (Jacqueline), Christopher (Mary Kay). Special grandma of Nicole (Rob), the late David (1997), Suzanne, Lise (Alex), Patrick (Caitlin), Andrew, Tim, Daniel, Claire, Elise, Meaghan, Jillian and Grace. Dear aunt of Patrick, Dr. John Boyle and Dan Boyle and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents John and Annie Prymack. Sister of Gail (late Dr. Michael Boyle), Moe (Donna) and sister-in law of Joan Prymack. Predeceased by siblings Anthony, Wally, Helen Ekblad and Eva Newton. Mary’s many kind and loving ways will be remembered by family and friends. A special thank you for the compassionate care given by the staff at Huron Lodge. If you so desire, donations to the Charity of your choice. Visitation Friday 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with Parish Prayers at 4:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Saturday, family and friends are invited to meet at St. Anne Church (12233 Tecumseh Road E.) after 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m.. Procession to St. Anne Cemetery. Share memories or make a charitable donation online at FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Trelo, Ada (nee Marchisio)

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Passed away peacefully at home on January 9, 2018 at the age of 89. Loving wife of the late Frank. Beloved mother of Elaine and Kevin. Dear grandma of Kris, Carly (Dean), and Drew (Elle). Proud great-grandmother of Luna. Sister of the late Arturo (late Rose) and sister-in-law of John (Yolanda) and the late Steve (Donna). Ada, and her homemade biscotti, will be missed by many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends in Italy, Canada, and the USA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County. Visiting on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. and again on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. at Families First, 3260 Dougall Ave., South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment at a later date. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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BONDY, Mabel

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Peacefully at home on January 9, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Martin for 62 years. Loving mother of Danny (Liz), Dennis (Mary), David, Douglas, Diane (Glenn), Deborah (Larry Crep). Will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Claytan (Christopher), Candice, Michael (Diane), Christopher (Courtney), Richard (Valerie), Marc (Tricia), Jillian (Jeremy), Justin, Jordynn (Al), Nicholas, and 8 great grandchildren. Survived by her siblings June Staff and Edward (Margaret) Abraham. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. If you choose, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or charity of your choice.  Visiting on Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Friends are invited to join the family at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 4401 Mount Royal Drive, on Friday after 10:00 a.m. for a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Entombment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

“I’ve got my love to keep me warm.”

 

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BARRETTE, Lawrence

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Lawrence passed away peacefully at Hospice of Windsor on January 9, 2018 following a courageous battle with cancer.  Devoted husband of Yvonne (nee Lessard) his side-kick for more than 50 years.  As legend would have it Daisy, Rosie, Dolly, Bones and Noelle will be waiting for him at the Rainbow Bridge.  Lawrence is the son of Ernest (1991) and Eva (1978).  Predeceased by Marianne (1931), Ernest Jr. (1931), Rita (1935), Marguerite (1946), Frank (2012)(Doreen), Gerald (2003)(Pauline), Rosaire (2005).  Survived by Armand & Annette, Jeanne Schives, and Corinne & Maurice Pinsonneault.  Beloved son-in-law of Alfred (1989) and Evelyn Lessard (2005).  Brother-in-law to Ed Lessard (Beatrice, 1989)(Margaret, 2005), Leo Lessard (Vicky, 2014), Ted & Elaine Lessard, Fred Lessard, Pat & George Krakana, and Dolores & Bill Lessard.  Lawrence was also loved by many nieces and nephews who were like his children.  Lawrence was happiest when he was on his John Deere helping our neighbors push snow or any other job that required the Big Green Machine.  He enjoyed many quiet hours in his bush with the animals who thought he was St. Francis.  After working at Fauteux for 34.5 years he started up LB Trucking for a successful 10 year run.  This was one of his proudest achievements.  Lawrence was a mellow man of few words who easily earned the respect of others.  Hon. Life Member of Knights of Columbus, Fr. Nicholas Point Council 4375. A special thank you goes out to my families: the Barrette’s, the Lessard’s, & the Krakana’s for their support & encouragement .  Thank you to my neighbors and friends old and new who were there for me no matter what.  A heartfelt thank you to my brother Leo who opened his heart and home to me while Lawrence was at Hospice.  We were “roomies” for the duration of this journey.  Also thanks to CCAC for all their care over the past two years.  The staff at Hospice took excellent care of Lawrence during the last lap of his journey.  Their kindness to both Lawrence and I was exceptional.  Dr. Loebach – your visits to Lawrence at Hospice brought comfort to him when he needed it most.  Donations to Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated.  Visitation Thursday from 3- 9 p.m.  K of C Prayers 7:30 p.m. Funeral Friday 10 a.m. from FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841 to St. Anne  Church, 12233 Tecumseh Rd E for words of remembrance at 11 a.m. followed by funeral Mass.  Burial St.  Anne Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

‘Til we meet again LB

A heartfelt thank you to my brother Leo who opened his heart <3 and home to me while Lawrence was at Hospice.

 

 

 

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KELLY, John J. “Jack”

Posted by on January 12, 2018

Passed away on January 10th, 2018 after an unexpected event, with family by his side. Beloved husband of the late Florence (2009). Dear father of John (Maureen) of Georgetown, Michael (Jacqueline) of Grimsby, Christopher (Mary) of Windsor. Proud grandfather of Sean, Kate, Rachelle, Colin, John, Ryan and great-grandfather of Lachlan & Annabelle. Survived by sister-in-law Agnes Gauthier and will be missed by several nieces and nephews. Pre-deceased by his parents Cornelius & Nellie, and his sister Marion. Jack was born in St. Mary’s Ontario, and was a proud Pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal Air Force serving in Canada and Overseas from 1942-1945. He was president of the Air Force Club of Windsor (RCL Branch#364). He was the first Chartered Member of the Royal Canadian Air Force Association in Windsor. Jack was an insurance salesman for Sun Life of Canada for 25 years. He then worked for the City of Windsor initially in the Social Services Department and then as the Head Property Negotiator until his retirement in 1990. He enjoyed his retirement and doting on his grandchildren.  The family wishes to express their thanks to the staff at W.R.H., Ouellette Campus, especially the Emergency Department and the nurses and physicians on the 6th floor.  We also wish to thank the staff at Amy’s Helping Hands, especially Lynn, Marjaneh and Genevieve for their care over the past year and the staff at the Alzheimer’s Society Day Away Program.  If you so desire, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or the United Way would be appreciated by the family.

Visiting Monday 3-5pm & 7-9pm. Veteran’s Memorial Service under the auspices of the Windsor Veteran’s Memorial Service Committee at 4pm and Parish Prayers at 7:30pm at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Tuesday, family and friends are invited to meet after 10am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (834 Raymo Rd.) followed by Funeral Mass at 11am. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.

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ST. LOUIS, Mavis Leona (nee Wollison)

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Born March 23, 1938 passed away peacefully on January 10, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Edgar (2003). Cherished mother of Vickie (Rudy 2012) Bickford, and Richard St. Louis (Judy). Adored grandma of Amy Lynn Kelly and Ryan & Kristen Kelly. Sweet Great-Grandma of Ivy Analynn Kelly. Predeceased by her loving parents Ernest and Leona Wollison. Loving sister of Ernie (Yvonne 2012), Donna (2011) & (Jack 1996), Les (Darlene), Bob (Sandy), Gary (Gerry), Lynda (Roger), Allen (Debbie). Loved sister-in-law of Maurice St. Louis and Rita Leonard. Cherished Aunt Mavis will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews, Mavis loved her Detroit Tigers and enjoyed the casino with her sisters. If you so desire, donations may be made to the Lung Association. Visiting Friday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Saturday 1:00 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment to follow at Victoria Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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MAYES: Eloise of Strathroy, Ontario

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At St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, January 11th, 2018. Eloise Mayes of Strathroy at the age 87. Predeceased by her husband Don Mayes (1996).
Survived by her brother Robert Williams of Michigan. Eloise worked with the law office of Jones, Gibbons and Reis for many years and was well thought of in Strathroy.

Visitation will take place at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 from 10 to 11 am and will be followed with a funeral service at 11 am. Interment Strathroy cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Strathroy Legion would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Share a memory at www.denning.ca 519 245-1023

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BROMAROFF, Brenda of Sarnia

Posted by on January 12, 2018

BROMAROFF, BRENDA – At Bluewater Health on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, Brenda Lee (Jolly) Bromaroff, age 60 of Sarnia passed away. She was the wife of the late Don Bromaroff (2015) and loving mother of Jody St. Pierre (Matthew), Diana (Franky) Bromaroff, Amy Bromaroff and Jimmy Bromaroff, dear grandmother of Shelby, Jayla, Preston, Sati and Arizona. She is also survived brother Raymond and Ronnie Jolly and sisters Mona Jolly Debbie Hayes. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Cremation has taken place and private family committal service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery.  Memorial donations made in memory of Brenda to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St, Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Murray, Frances Beatty of Sarnia

Posted by on January 11, 2018

Frances Beatty Murray passed away peacefully on Monday January 8, 2018 at Sumac Lodge in Sarnia at the age of 98. She was the dear wife of the late John David “Bunt “Murray, beloved mother of  John “JD” Murray and of Ann Ino, husband Alan and loving grandmother of Chris Hartford, Melissa Hartford and Robert Ino. “Gee” as she was affectionately known, was a lifelong residence of Sarnia and was a committed volunteer in her community. She was an active member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church and the woman’s organization I.O.D.E. Gee was loved for her sweet easy going disposition, and quick laugh. In addition, she was well regarded for her amazing cooking and baking skills. Over the years, family and friends alike enjoyed Gee’s homemade bread, homemade pies and memorable Sunday roast beef dinners. My brother and I would like to thank the staff at Sumac Lodge for their wonderful care of our mother over these last years. A memorial service will be held at D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9 on February 8th, 2018 at 12:00 noon. A luncheon reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made to the charity of choice at www.canadahelps.org.

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.

                                                                                                                                                         Cecil Alexander

 

 

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Moore, Edith Sophia

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Passed peacefully with family by her side on January 5, 2018 at the age of 81. Reunited with her loving husband Jack and her son Collin. Loving mother to Rick Bigness and his wife Nancy, John Moore and his wife Rhonda and Wendy Drydak and her husband Ken. Cherished Grandma to Chris, Andy (Laurie), Jill, Greg, Kevin (Kirsten), Kristie (Richard), and Jason (Cori). Proud great-grandmother to Jack, Isla, Maya, Aaron, Makenna and Carter. Dear sister to Mary Oleksik and her husband, the late Ernie, and the late Fran Vancoughnett. Best friend to Mary-Beth. She will be missed and remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Edith’s greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren. A special thank you to each staff member at Extendicare Tecumseh for their care and compassion. Memorial visitation to take place at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Road, East 519-253-7234 on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 12 noon until the time of Edith’s memorial service at 1:00 pm. In keeping with Edith’s wishes, cremation has taken place. In kindness, memorial donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Cherished memories and online condolences can be made to www.windsorchapel.com

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Swiatoschik, Laura

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It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Laura Swiatoschik on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at the age of 95. Predeceased by her husband Nicholas (“Nick”) (1994) and infant son Lonny (1952). Loving and devoted mother to Janice Tughan (Philip), Valerie, Kerry, Robert (Sylvia) and Ronie. Cherished Baba to Kevin (fiancee Shelbi), Eric, Nicholas, Jack, Thomas and Kristen. Laura will be sadly missed by her sister-in-law Olga Casey and God daughter Lynda Mastronardi (Bob). Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Laura loved gardening, singing and playing the piano and mandolin. Mom’s perogie, cabbage rolls and deep-dish apple pie were always greatly enjoyed at family gatherings. Thank you to the supportive and caring staff at Devonshire Seniors Residence and the various services provided by CCAC. Cremation has already taken place. Friends may call at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E, 519-253-7234 on Saturday January 6, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until time of Memorial Service the Chapel at 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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Batto, Elyass

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Passed away on January 9, 2018 at Windsor Regional Hospital – Metropolitan Campus. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 10 from Holy Family Chaldean Catholic Church to Windsor Memorial Gardens cemetery for burial. Condolences may be left at www.windsorchapel.com

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