McKrow, Bernard Joseph

Posted by on April 24, 2014

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93 years, passed away on April 23, 2014 at his home. Beloved husband of Mary for 28 years and the late Theresa (1983). Loving father of Robert McKrow (Leony), Maureen Hagman (Rob), Marilyn Holwell (Dave), Brian McKrow and the late Gary McKrow (2010) & wife Donna. Step-father of Mary Kit McGrath (Bill), Marc Malette, Michelle Manders (Mark) and the late John Malette (2002) & wife Renee. Much loved grandfather of Nicole, Stephanie, Craig, Kristen, Jeffrey, Caitlin, Kevin, Erin, Kerrigan, Matthew, Shannon, Erin, Matthew, Conor, Eoin, Claire, Jacqueline, Rachelle, John Paul, Gabrielle and great grandfather of Eva, Jack and Madison. Predeceased by his brothers Ed, Ray, his twin Joe and Frank. Lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Bernie was a WWII Veteran with the RCAF – Ferry Command Division. He was the General Yard Master with Essex Terminal Railway for over 40 years before he retired. If you so desire, donations to Transition to Betterness – Blanket Program, would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Sunday 3-5 & 7-9 pm with Windsor Veteran’s Memorial Service at 7:30pm under the auspices of Windsor Veteran’s Memorial Service Committee at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Monday family and friends are invited to meet at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church after 9:30 am followed by funeral mass at 10:30 am. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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GOULET, Greta (nee Koopmans)

Posted by on April 24, 2014

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Passed away peacefully on April 22, 2014 with her loving family by her side after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s at the age of 77 years. Reunited with husband Raymond (1992). Loving mother to Shelley Goulet, Pauline Bailey (Wayne), Mark Goulet (Mary-Anne) and Connie Oleksik (Bill). Cherished grandmother to Christa, Terri, Cole, Mitch, Raymond, Ryan, Jodi, Eric and Tyler. Great grandmother to Ethan, Evan, Brayden, Owen and Ella. Dear sister to Joan, Lynn, Arlene, Pat and late brother Martin. Greta will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Greta was a long time employee at the Bank of Montreal working as a Teller. The family would like to thank the incredible Staff at Royal Oak (Kingsville) for their care and compassion, and a special thanks to Greta’s daughter Pauline for her wonderful care given to mom. A memorial visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234 11677 Tecumseh Rd E. on Thursday April 24, 2014 from 6-9pm. Visitation will continue on Friday April 25, 2014 at 10:00 am until memorial service at 11:00 am. Inurnment to follow at St. Anne’s Cemetery. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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PIASENTIN, Giovanni Battista

Posted by on April 24, 2014

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Passed away peacefully on April 22, 2014 at the age of 70 years. Loving husband of 40 years to Lucia (Biasin). Beloved father to Cathy & husband Denny Masotti and Kevin & wife Antonia Piasentin. Caro nonno to Portia, Connor, Nathan, Maya and Melanie. Dear brother to Mario and Geri. Dear brother in-law to Sergio, Claudio and Fabrizio. Giovanni was a long time member of the Fogolar Furlan. A special thanks to Hospice and Nurses from Revera. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234 11677 Tecumseh Rd E. on Thursday April 24, 2014 from 2-5pm and 7-9pm. Prayers Thursday at 7:30pm. Funeral will be held in Morsano Al Tagliamento, Italy. In kindness, donations 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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Hatherill: Donald Robert of Sarnia

Posted by on April 24, 2014

Donald Robert Hatherill, age 57 of Sarnia, passed away on Friday, April 16, 2014. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Donald’s Life will be announced at a later date. Sympathy can be expressed through memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home and CREMATION CENTRE.

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102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia, ON

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Kretschmann, John

Posted by on April 24, 2014

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Your warmth will never leave us, your love will be our guide. It is with profound sadness and broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father and Opa on April 23, 2014 at the age of 85 surrounded by his loving family. Devoted husband of Theresa for 63 years. Cherished father of Diana Carr (Warren) and Sandra Boyle (the late Jim). Much loved Opa of Nolan and Alyssa Carr, Bryson and Dalton Boyle. Dearest son-in-law of the late Mary Kaufman. Predeceased by his mother, father, step-mother, sister and brother. Born in Bonnyapuszta, Hungary on May 16, 1928. He emigrated to Canada in 1950 to Tillsonburg, Ontario before making his home in Windsor. He married the love of his life Theresa on May 12, 1951 at First Lutheran Church. Together they raised two daughters who he devoted his life to. He was a hard worker, excellent provider and a kind, caring, gentle family man. He took great pride in doing everything to the very best of his ability. He loved and adored his four grandchildren more than life itself. He worked in the United States for over 36 years as a high pressure welder in a job that he truly loved until his retirement at 65 years of age. He spent the winters for the last 20 years in his beautiful condominium in Estero, Florida where he made many friends. He was a life long member of the Teutonia Club and First Lutheran Church. Memorial donations to First Lutheran Church would be appreciated. Visitation Friday 3-5 pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Saturday 11:30a.m. at Families First South Windsor, 3260 Dougall Ave. 519-969-5841 with Pastor G. Azevedo officiating. Interment Victoria Memorial Gardens. John will always be remembered for his smile, witty sense of humour, laughter and big heart. He was Theresa’s whole life and her best friend. He was an irreplaceable father and Opa! John is now at peace with his Lord and Saviour. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Fynn, Harold

Posted by on April 24, 2014

web_fynn haroldPassed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on April 23, 2014 at 94 years of age.Beloved husband of Florence, (nee McClements) for 60 years. Dearest father of Valerie and husband Bob Henderson, Maureen and husband David MacKay and Jeffrey Fynn. Cherished Grandfather of Andrew (Mandi), David (Katherine) Henderson and great-grandfather of Ireland. Dear brother of the late Raymond (Evelyn) Fynn of England. Harold was a retired Probation Officer with the Provincial Government. Special thank you to the caring staff at Extendicare Southwood Lakes. If you so desire, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Windsor & Essex Co. or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. A private family service was held. Funeral 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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Laidlaw, William James “Jim”

Posted by on April 23, 2014

web_laidlaw williamPeacefully on April 23, 2014 at 84 years of age. Beloved husband of 60 years to Marjorie (nee Quinn). Loving father of Susan Lynn & husband Brian Clement and Karen Hodgson. Cherished grandpa of Terra & husband Tiago Dias, Kourtney & husband Brian Whiltshire. Treasured great-grandpa of Amelia Dias. Will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends. Jim was a long time member of the Red Knights Motorcycle Club. If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Friday 3-5pm & 7-9pm. Funeral Service Saturday 11:30am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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ALLEN, Ruth

Posted by on April 23, 2014

web_Allen_Ruth91 years, passed away April 22, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife for 67 years of Harold. Cherished mother of Jim & Bernadette, Jean Allen, Lynne Allen (the late Rick Roland 2011) and the late Thomas (1974). Much loved grandmother of Craig (Erica), Rachel Mills (Harry), Ashley Allen (Jason McGrath), Leslie Allen (Jeff Drouillard) and proud great grandmother of 8. Dear sister of Grace Donaldson (Fred), Patricia LeBeouf and predeceased by Mary Bush, Donna Desrochers. Sister-in-law of Gerald Allen, Norma Forget (Guy) and Lucille Allen (the late Earl). Lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. If you so desire, donations to the Downtown Mission would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visiting on Friday from 1 pm until the time of Memorial Service at 2 pm at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 LAUZON RD. East Windsor (519-969-5841). Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Edwards, Ross

Posted by on April 23, 2014

Peacefully, surrounded by his children, Ross passed April 23, 2014. Ross was 85 years old and lived an adventurous, active life filled with family and friends. Ross joins his wife Joan Edwards (Bothwell) of 60 years who passed on Nov 12, 2010, his brothers Grant and Douglas Edwards, his parents, and grandson Matthew McGuire who passed May 3, 2013. Ross will be dearly missed by his children Mary Edwards (Wayne Tousignant), Barb Edwards McGuire (Dave McGuire) and son Neil Edwards (Rhonda Selk). Grandchildren Jessica McGuire, Renee Tousignant (Mark Hurley), Yvette Lehman (Scott Lehman) & Duncan Edwards & Great grandchildren Dexter & Simon McGuire, and Baby Lehman.

Ross’ love of the outdoors was shared by his family and friends through time spent on the farm and travelling the country. Ross and Joan spent many summers with their children camping and travelling, seeing the sites of the country. They continued to do this with their grandchildren as they grew, and shared their love of the outdoors, especially skating and fishing on the pond.

Ross was a graduate of the University of Toronto in 1952 with a degree in Physical Education followed by his Masters in History. It was during his time in University that he met the love of his life Joan. Ross and Joan moved to Amherstburg in 1974 where they built two homes and maintained their 40 acres of land where they welcomed family and friends on a daily basis to camp, hunt, fish, farm and play.

Ross was a teacher at W.D Lowe Secondary School, Vincent Massey Collegiate Institute and was the Coordinator of Health and Physical Education for the Windsor Board of Education before retiring.

At Ross’ request cremation has taken place and no visitation will be held. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life at the family home on Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. 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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FITTLER, Adolf (Steve) of Kingsville, Ontario

Posted by on April 23, 2014

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Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend Adolf (Steve) Fittler passed away peacefully with family at his side on Saturday April 19, 2014 at the age of 75 years. Steve was born in Kapetanovo Polje, Yugoslavia (now Croatia) on January 6, 1939. He was happily married to his lifelong friend Hilde Leipold for a blessed 56 years and was a loving father to five girls, Cathie Rombouts (Peter), Marilyn Binder (David), Betty Burton (Steven), Rosanne Frey (Richard), and Ingrid Schwinghammer (David). He was also a proud grandfather to Jason Rombouts, Aaron and Valery Binder, Jordan and Selena Burton, Nathanael, Alayna and Victoria Frey, Albany and Justin Schwinghammer. Steve is further survived by his dear brothers Frank (predeceased by wife Sue), Helmut and his wife Sandra, Willy and his wife Margaret, and his sister-in-law Helen Fittler. He is also preceded in his death and call to glory by his loving parents George and Helen Fittler and his two older brothers George and John. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St. Leamington (519-326-2631) on Tuesday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Steve’s life will be held at First Lutheran Church, 27 Spruce Street N., Kingsville on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 11 a.m. Pastor Glenn Stresman officiating. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery to follow. Memorial donations made by cheque will be greatly appreciated in lieu of flowers to MCC Canada. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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Pavao, Cremilde (Raposo) of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on April 23, 2014

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80 years, with great faith and strength embraced eternal peace. Beloved wife of the late ‘son of a gun’ Joaquim Pavao (1996). Cherished mother of John and Rina Pavao, the late Maria (2010) and Brian Chambers, Alfie Pavao, Jack and Dee Pavao, Mary Jo and the late Eugene Tarnovietchi (2004) and Emily and John Murracas. Treasured grandmother of Kristin, Jennifer, Ashley, Stephanie, Vanessa, Jaclyn, Lindsey, Kiera and Kylie. Avo to sole great grandson Quinn, who was responsible for bringing her many wonderful smiles, even in her last moments. She anxiously awaited the arrival of her precious great (twin) granddaughters. Her family is comforted knowing she is reunited with those she loved and will bring many blessings from above. Loyal sister of Evaristo Raposo, Leontina Tavares, the late Serafin Raposo (2006) and Maria Jose Tavares. She will be missed by her many devoted friends from both the church and community. She will be most remembered for her strong faith and her love and commitment to her companion and son, Alfie which was endless. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Monday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Cremilde’s life will be held at St. Michael’s Church, Leamington on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 10 a.m. Fr. Patrick Beneteau officiating. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery to follow. Parish Prayers Monday evening. In her gracious honour, donations in trust to Alfie will be accepted. Please make cheques payable to Alfie Pavao. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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Clarke, Larry, a resident of Chatham

Posted by on April 23, 2014

Clarke, L0001 (WinCE)Clarke; Larry R., a resident of Chatham, Larry Raymond Clarke passed away peacefully at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Tuesday April 22, 2014 at the age of 73, after a strong battle with cancer. Larry was born in Timmins, son of the late Albert & Maude (Roy) Clarke. Beloved husband of Dianne (Simmons) Clarke for 48 years. Loving father of Todd & Lee (Govette) Clarke; Darren & Tara (Morrison) Clarke. Proud and cherished “Poppa” of his 4 beautiful grandchildren Madison, Jordyn, Matthew and Makayla. Predeceased by brother Don & sister Florence. Survived by brothers Roland and Albert and sisters Lucille Brazeau and Mona & Reg Brazeau. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. After his retirement from Larry Clarke’s Home Repairs & Renovations, Larry enjoyed travelling that included many fishing trips with Dianne to Britt and Como Lake in Northern Ontario. Larry will be remembered for his never-ending support he offered to his family and friends through his many talents, his wonderful sense of humour, and his big heart. Rest in peace Poppa you will forever remain in our hearts. A Celebration of Larry’s life will be held at the McKinlay Reception Centre, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham on Sunday April 27, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Oncology Unit or the War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program in memory of Larry.

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Boucquez, Janice Therese, a resident of Chatham

Posted by on April 23, 2014

Boucquez, Janice Therese, a resident of Chatham. Janice Boucquez died at her home on Tuesday April 22, 2014 at the age of 55. Born in Chatham, daughter of Jean (Garrod) Boucquez, Chatham, and  the late Maurice Boucquez (1974). Dear mother of Brittany Boucquez, Chatham. Sister of  Paula (John) Bialek, London and Douglas (Sheila) Boucquez, Wallaceburg. Janice will be remembered by her niece Vanessa (Matthew) McFadden, Chatham; nephew Kyle Glassford, Windsor; great niece Abi McFadden, Chatham and her dear friend Cindy Mack, Chatham. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham, on Friday April 25, 2014 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the Funeral Home on Friday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Susan Jolley officiating. Cremation to follow with Interment in St. Anthony Cemetery, Chatham at a later date. Donations in memory of Janice to the Chaham-Kent OSPCA or Outreach for Hunger would be appreciated.  Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

McKinlay Funeral Home  459 St. Clair Street, Chatham  519-351-2040

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Wilson, Ian of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on April 23, 2014

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Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Leamington District Memorial Hospital on April 19, 2014. Predeceased by his parents Alan (Ben) and Patricia Wilson. Loving brother of Scott Wilson (Debbie), Wendy Steingart (Wayne), Sue Canning. Dear uncle of Kristy (Jessy), Wayne, Chris (Danielle), Kyle, Joanne and Eric. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St. Leamington (519-326-2631) Thursday 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 11 a.m. Interment Erie Memorial Gardens. Friends may send condolences at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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Tavares, John of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on April 23, 2014

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53 years, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loved ones on Sunday, April 20, 2014. Dear son of Maria Tavares and the late Humberto (1988). Dear father of Michael Tavares (Elizabeth) and Jennifer Tavares (fiance’ Aaron Rahm). Dear brother of Bert Tavares (Kim), Donna Ford (Marane Thompson), Edward Tavares (Shelly Hebert). Dear uncle of Melinda Ford (Jason Primeau), the late Jeffrey Ford (2009), Vanessa Tavares, Mackenzie Tavares, Nicholas Tavares and Shaun Tavares. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington, on Thursday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate John’s life from St. Michael’s Church, 21 Elliott Street, Leamington on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 10 a.m. Fr. Patrick Beneteau officiating. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

 

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Selcage: Edward Ernest of Sarnia

Posted by on April 22, 2014

At home on Friday, March 15, 2014, EDWARD ERNEST SELCAGE, age 66 of Sarnia passed away. He is survived by his brother Bob Selcage. Predeceased by his parents Joseph (1993) and Josephine (nee Lachowich) Selcage (1991). Cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE. Sympathy can be expressed through memorial donations to the Huron House Boy’s Home and the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation. 

 

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102 North Victoria Street

Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9

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SIMARD, William John

Posted by on April 22, 2014

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Peacefully with his loving family by his side on April 22, 2014 at 93 years of age. Loving husband of the late Yvonne (Joy 1994). Beloved father of Pat (Murray), Robert (Marlain), Diane (Greg 2009), Allan (Cheryl), Cathie (Richard), Adrian (1947). Dearest papa of many cherished grandchildren and great grandchildren. If you so desire, donations to Downtown Mission would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Friday 3-5pm and 7-9pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 with a Veteran’s Memorial Service under the auspices of Windsor Veteran’s Memorial Service Committee at 7pm. On Saturday family and friends are invited to meet at Corpus Christi Church (1400 Cabana Rd. W.) after 9:30am followed by Funeral Mass at 10:30am. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Forsyth, Eleanor, a resident of Chatham-Kent

Posted by on April 21, 2014

Forsyth,Eleanor (WinCE)Forsyth, Norma Eleanor, a resident of Chatham-Kent. Eleanor Forsyth died Sunday April 20, 2014 surrounded by her family at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus at the age of 88. Born in Chatham, daughter of  the late Edgar B. & Margaret (Chinnick) Harris. Beloved wife of the late W. David Forsyth (1994). Dear mother of Beryl (Warren) Seton, Chatham; Dianne (Max) deBruyn, Chatham; Joanne (Blaine) Harvey, Tupperville; and Barbara (Randy) Jackson, Thamesville. Grandmother of Jonathan & Matthew Seton; Laura & Marc deBruyn; Derek & Colin Harvey; Kayla & Shawnie Jackson.. Great Grandmother of  Brynn Harvey. Sister of the late Helen Sloan(2012), Murray Harris(1997) and Clayton Harris(1995).  Sister-in-law of Jack & Marion Forsyth and Kathryn (the late Grant) Forsyth. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Eleanor worked tirelessly on the farm alongside her husband David and continued the legacy with love. She loved to quilt and was a volunteer at the CKHA Cancer Clinic for over 15 years. Eleanor was an avid supporter of all her children and grandchildren in their many activities and provided them with an endless supply of muffins. Memories of her kindness will never be forgotten.  Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham, on Wednesday April 23, 2014 from 3:00-5:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the Funeral Home on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Margaret Moriyama officiating. Interment McVicar Cemetery, Chatham Township. Donations in lieu of flowers in memory of Eleanor to the Oncology Department of the CKHA or Outreach for Hunger  would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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MATHIAS, Bob “Coach”

Posted by on April 21, 2014

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Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the age of 60 years. Loving father of Rob (Sara Garbus), and Mat. Cherished grandfather of Cyanea. Lovingly remembered by his siblings Jon, Shari Burrows and husband Dave, Dave Mathias and wife Eleanor, the late Bill Mathias, Lori Mathias (Jeff Colledge), and Sue Stavridis and husband Chris. Bob is predeceased by his parents Mansfield and Lil Mathias and survived by his aunt Mabel McQueen. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Bob, affectionately known as “Coach” was a football coach for several years in the Windsor Minor Football League where he coached the tykes of Club 240 (AKO). The impact he had on all of the kids he coached over the years will be felt for generations. Bob also worked for Ford Motor Company for over 30 years. He was a member of C.A.W. Local 200. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234 11677 Tecumseh Rd E. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral service on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the chapel. Cremation to follow. In kindness, donations made to Transition to Betterness or Jump Start are welcomed and appreciated by the family. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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BAUTISTA, Hortencia (nee Angeles)

Posted by on April 21, 2014

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Passed away at the age of 84 years on April 19, 2014. Loving wife of the late Raymundo. Loving mother of the late Remedios survived by husband Jessie Santos, late Corazon survived by husband Eduardo Parungao, Hortencia and Jose Velasquez, Virgil and Jennifer Bautista, Maria and Rene Villavecer. Loving Nanay to Jeremy Santos, Ianne & Michael Grossi, Abby & John Mastromattei, Eduardo Jr. & Dayle Parungao, Pamela & Timothy Lucier, Jose Velasquez, Francisco Velasquez, Miguel Velasquez, Christian & Anna Peralta- Bautista, Karmelo Bautista & Phuong Ho, Coren Villavecer, Kobi Villavecer, Kade Villavecer. Dear great grandmother of Zeeia, Matteo, Nico, Nadia, Antonio, Corazon, Stella, Enrico, Mila, Timothy and Tucker. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, (Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. at Banwell Rd. on Monday April 21, 2014 from 7-9pm. Visitation will resume on Tuesday April 22, 2014 from 2-5pm and 7-9pm. Parish prayers at 7:30pm. Funeral services on Wednesday April 23, 2014 at 9:30am from the Banwell chapel then to Our Lady of the Atonement Church (2940 Forest Glade Drive) for a Funeral Mass at 10:00am. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. A special thank you to Dr. N. Nwadiaro, Dr. A. Bagga, Dr. P. Bradford, Dr. N. Malus, Dr. Briskin and the staff of Met Ouellette Campus ICU for all your care to Hortencia.  Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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GIBB, Linda Marie (nee Blair)

Posted by on April 21, 2014

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Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on April 17, 2014 at the age of 60 years. Beloved mother of James Gibb (Erin), Raquel Cowan (Jeff) and Steven Gibb (Marina). Loving daughter of Joyce Sanderson (Bob) and William Blair. Cherished grandmother of Breanna Gibb. Dear sister of Cheryl Annett (Dennis), Bill Blair (Gloria), Karen Coleman (Bob), Garry Blair (Tammy), Randy Blair (Brenda), Bob Sanderson (Joanne) and Terri Sanderson. She will be missed by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Linda was a dedicated employee of Greektown Casino for many years and a member of the Batchewana Tribe of Sault Ste. Marie. A memorial visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, (Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. at Banwell Rd. on Monday April 21, 2014 from 2-5pm and 7-9pm. Visitation will resume on Tuesday April 22, 2014 from 10am until time of memorial service at 11:30am. In memory of Linda, donations may be made to Transition to Betterness. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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CIZMAR, Julia Mary (nee Vukovich)

Posted by on April 20, 2014

web_cizmar_juliaPeacefully on April 18, 2014 at 85 years of age. Cherished wife of Joseph for 56 years. Beloved mother of James Cizmar and Christine and husband Scott Pynn. Treasured grandma of Tyler Messon, and Rebecca and Malcolm Pynn. Dear aunt of Linda Koski, Greg, Ken and the late Allen Vukovich. She will be sadly missed by her cousins Mary Stimac, Peter Jaksic, Nick Jaksic and wife Kay and Mary Lovecky. Julia was a past member of the Catholic Women’s League at Corpus Christi church. The family is grateful to the nurses and staff of Banwell Gardens for their kind and loving care. If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Tuesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm with prayers at 4:30pm. Funeral Wednesday 9:30am from at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to Corpus Christi Church for Mass at 10:00am. Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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COLTHURST, Christina (D’Angela)(nee Woronty)

Posted by on April 20, 2014

You are my rock. God blessed us with another year and we spent it wisely. We cherished every hour, every day, and every breath with you. Born June 7, 1948 to parents Rose and the late Paul. Best friend to her sister Pauline Wood and Guiseppe D’Angela. With her children by her side, as she wished, Phil (Jen), Ted (Melissa), and Joe D’Angela (Tania); and Anita Roberts (Cliff). Blessed to have 10 beautiful grandchildren: Christina, Bryanna, Christian, Nicole, Lauren, Leah, Julia, Matthew, Katreena and Karisa. She peacefully entered Heaven. Thank you to her family and friends for their continued support. A heartfelt thank you to the Rehabilitation staff at the Tayfour Clinic and Met. Campus, Dr. Seski and to the St. Elizabeth gals. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor and Essex County Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place and 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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MACLEOD, Alistair

Posted by on April 20, 2014

web_alistair_macleodAlistair MacLeod passed away peacefully, with his family at his side, on Easter Morning, April 20th, 2014. Born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan on July 20th,1935, he was the son of the late Alexander and Christena (MacLellan) MacLeod of Dunvegan, Nova Scotia. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Anita, nee MacLellan, and six grateful children: Alexander (Crystal), Dartmouth, NS; Lewis (Meghan), Peterborough, ON; Kenneth, Windsor, ON; Marion, Chicago, Il, Daniel (Amy), Guelph, ON; and Andrew, Windsor, ON. He was the “most fun” and much-loved grandpa of Evelyn, John Robert and Frances, Hamish, Clementine, Matilda and Susannah, and Alistair and Joseph. He was pre-deceased by his infant son, Donald, and his sister, Marylin, Surrey, BC. Recognized as one of the world’s finest fiction writers, his stories have been translated into 17 languages and are treasured by readers around the globe. An Officer of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society, he was the first Canadian to win the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for his 1999 novel, No Great Mischief. His short stories, deeply rooted in the experience and landscape of Cape Breton Island, are considered timeless masterpieces of the form. For more than 30 years, he was a dedicated and much-loved professor of literature and creative writing at the University of Windsor. Although his many achievements made him an internationally recognized figure, he remained throughout his life, a humble and peaceful man, and a quiet, but tireless supporter of others. A lover of family, friends, music, sports, culture, history and fun, Alistair loved a good joke and never missed an opportunity to celebrate life’s gifts. He enriched the lives of all who knew him and though his passing creates a void that will never be filled, his example and his memory are gifts of immeasurable value that will never be forgotten. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Holy Name of Mary Conference, Saint Vincent de Paul Society or The Saint Margaret of Scotland Cemetery Fund. Visitation will be held Monday 7-9pm and Tuesday 2-5pm & 7-9pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Visitation will continue and a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at his beloved Saint Margaret of Scotland Church, Broad Cove, Cape Breton. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date at Our Lady of Assumption Church in Windsor, Ontario. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

“All of us are better when we’re loved.”

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WILLIAMS, Randy

Posted by on April 18, 2014

web_williams_randyPeacefully after a courageous battle, on April 17, 2014, at the age of 58, with his loving family and friends by his side. Loving husband of Darlene for 36 years. Devoted father of Brandon and Tatum, Brent and Ashleigh and Brittany. Cherished grandpa “Papa” of Spencer, Charleigh, Owen and Everley. Dear brother of Fran Ridley and husband Ron, Annette (Sis), Danny and wife Bernice, Terry and wife Cathy, and predeceased by Ken, Gary, Reg survived by Phyllis and Tom. Also survived by Linda Williams. Brother-in-law of Debbie Trojand, Diane and Ted Smith, Dawn and Brian Doyle and John Munro and Renee Pesci. Predeceased by his brother-in-law Bob Munro. Randy will be sadly missed by several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Randy was a long time employee with Canpar for 32 years. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed travelling, loved entertaining and had a keen sense of humour. If you so desire, donations to Windsor & Essex Cancer Centre Foundation or Transition to Betterness would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Tuesday 3:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Families First South Windsor, 3260 Dougall Avenue (519-969-5841). Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

“Gone Fishin’”

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