LONGAY, John

Posted by on February 26, 2016

web_Longay_JohnPeacefully after a brief illness at the age of 92. Loving husband of Ann for 60 years. Dear father of Carol Sadler (Jon), Patricia Jahn (Daniel), Richard (Miriam), Gregory, Robert (Laurie) and Brian (Cindy). Survived by brother Paul. Cherished grandpa of 15 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. John retired from Tool & Die at Ford Canada after over 40 years of service. He enjoyed a long retirement, living in Victoria BC for 13 years, and was an avid lawn bowler. John loved to garden and will be sadly missed by his friends at Amica. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A private family service will be held and cremation will follow. Arrangements entrusted to 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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WOODS-FORTUNE, Emelda Elizabeth

Posted by on February 26, 2016

web_Woods-FortuneWent to be with the Lord in the presence of her family, on February 26, 2016 at 80 years of age. Born in Trinidad & Tobago. Predeceased by her husband Bertrand. Loving mother of Wendy and husband Preston Christopher. Cherished grandmother of Terryann, Keon and Kerston Christopher. Loving sister of Lawrence Woods and Matilda Holder. Predeceased by siblings Judith, Inez, Violet and Leo. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. If you so desire, donations to St. Alphonsus Church would be appreciated. Visitation Tuesday, March 1st from 6 p.m. until time of Service at 7 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Burial to take place at a later date in Trinidad. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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CORRIGAN, Ron, of Tilbury:

Posted by on February 26, 2016

Corrigan, Ron43 years, passed away at Windsor Regional Hospital on Thursday, February 25, 2016. Beloved husband of Lisa (née Barida). Loving father of Vanessa (Randy Martineau), Zoey, and Samuel.  Cherished son of Linda Corrigan.  Dearest brother of Stephen (Leah) Corrigan, Jacqueline (Jean-Paul) Caza, and Jamie (Anne Marie) Corrigan.  Dear son-in-law of Jerry and Pat Barida.  Dear brother-in-law of Jennifer Slocum, and Michelle (Dave) Tetreault.  Adored by many nieces and nephews.  Ron served his community as a registered nurse at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance in the emergency department, then transferred to the psychology department.  Second only to the love of his family was his passion for fishing.  Visitation at Reaume Funeral Home, 6 Canal St. W., Tilbury from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.  Funeral service from the funeral home Monday, February 29, 2016 at 10 a.m., then to St. Francis Xavier Church, Tilbury for Mass at 10:30 a.m.  Interment to follow at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery.  Memorial donations to Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation (Mental Health Unit) appreciated.  Online condolences may be shared at www.reaumefh.com

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RENAUD, Francis J.

Posted by on February 25, 2016

web_Renaud_FrancesPassed away peacefully with family by his side at Windsor Regional Hospital, Ouellette campus, at the age of 97. Predeceased by his wife Evelyn (nee Pouget) in 1991. Loving companion to Aldona Bradley. Survived by children Barbara Nantais (Curtis), Joe & Christine, Ron & Nancy, Larry & Iris, Gloria & Tom Murdoch, Bernie & Geri, Deborah & Les McDermott, Michael & Annette, Brian & Lisa. Predeceased by sons-in-law Jim Curtis & Joe Nantais. Dad leaves behind 27 grandchildren; Patrick, Randy, Ricky, Kevin, Laurie, Paul, Michelle, David, Jason, Chris, Renee, Scott, Amy, Tammy, Jeff, Rob, Cameron, Heather, Keith, Marc, Lisa, Amina, Matthew, Nicholas, Elizabeth, Josh & Allison; 43 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by brothers Felix & Leo and sister Eva Grondin, and sisters & brothers-in-law in the Pouget family; Chuck, Felix, Anna, Oliver, Rosa, Edward, Patrick, Amelia, Loma, Adeline, Cecilia, Victor, Olive and Anthony and their spouses. Dad retired from Ford Motor Company in 1976. For many years Dad and Mom enjoyed their winters in Fort Lauderdale where they made many new friends. After Mom’s passing, Dad continued to spend his winters in the south until two years ago. We wish to thank the staff at Season’s Amherstburg for their kind & compassionate care. If you so desire, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Visitation Sunday from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Monday 10:15 a.m. from Families First 585 Sandwich Street South, Amherstburg 519-969-5841 to St. John the Baptist Church for Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Interment St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Share photos, memories or make a donation online www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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ROBINSON-REID, Rita of Leamington, formerly of Wheatley

Posted by on February 25, 2016

Paper photo Robinson-Reid, Rita90 years, passed away with her family by her side on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at the Leamington Mennonite Home. Beloved wife of the late Harry Robinson (1989) and the late Raymond Reid (2001). Dear mother of Diane Urlin (Russell), Shelley Will (Andy Herring), Doug Robinson (Sharon). Loving grandmother of Tricia and Scotty, Marcy and Vinny, Jonathan and Sandra, Tyler, Bryan and great grandmother of Drue, Georgie, Mason, Hudson and Tessa. Rita will be sadly missed by dear friend and companion, Brenda Tansley. Rita was a longtime Kent County public school teacher and a member of the Talbot Street UCW. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Sunday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Rita’s life at the Funeral Home on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 11 a.m. Rev. Derek Parry officiating. Interment Erie Cemetery, Wheatley. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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BEKAAN, Menno E of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on February 25, 2016

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Peacefully on Friday, February 19, 2016 in his 82nd year. Loving father of Matthew and wife Tammy. Proud Opa to Dylan, Caitlyne, Kelcey and Shelby. Survived by his brother Thomas and wife Reta Bekaan. Predeceased by his parents Henry and Greta Bekaan, brother’s Arthur and Eric Bekaan and sister Sedina Steeman (George). He will also be remembered by many nieces and nephews. Menno was born in Germany on December 2,1933, then immigrated to Canada in the early 50’s. Menno worked in the Masonry field all his life. When you drove through town he would let you know that he had helped build this or that. Menno was known by many in town. He had a kind heart and would help anyone in need. Cremation has taken place. A Graveside Service to celebrate Menno’s life will be held at Lakeview Cemetery, Leamington on Friday, March 4, 2016 at 2 p.m. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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HARVEY, William “Bill” Lee of Grand Bend, age 88

Posted by on February 25, 2016

HARVEY, WilliamHARVEY:  It is with heavy hearts and great sadness the family announces the passing of an amazing soul mate, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, William (Bill) Lee Harvey, in his 89th year.  Bill left us on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter.  He was born in Woodstock on November 18th, 1927 and retired in Grand Bend in 1982.  Bill was the loving companion to Shirley Andraza, caring father to Bill Harvey and Mark and Kathy Harvey, grandfather to Jodie, Kelly and Matthew and several great-grandchildren.  Fondly remembered by his extended family, Mark and Mary Andraza, Jason and Patti Andraza, Michelle and Kevin, Jada, McKenna and Ryder. Predeceased by his parents Olive Virginia Lee and Kenneth Peter Harvey, wife Mary Margaret (Emich) Harvey and son Kenneth Harvey.  His career for 25 years with the United Co-operative took him to several cities in Ontario, moving to Grand Bend to spend 10 years with the Cooks Division/P&H in Hensall.  Bill was a past Chartered member of the Rotary Club of Grand Bend, member of Kinsmen Club of Chatham, member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Grand Bend and Past President and Chairman of the Ontario Grain and Feed Association.  He was a competitive curler, fisherman and would meet you anytime on the golf course to demonstrate his avid love of the game.  At Bill’s request, cremation has taken place.  Visitation will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Sunday, February 28, 2016 from 2 to 4 p.m.  A Memorial Service will be held at Huron Shores United Church, Grand Bend on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 11 a.m.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations, payable by cheque to Grand Bend Community Foundation, the Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 498 or the Grand Bend Community Health Centre would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Hawley: Carl age 74 of Thamesville

Posted by on February 24, 2016

2HAWLEY: Carl     On February 22, 2016 the world lost an incredible, loving man. He put up a courageous battle and fought until the very last moment. He was predeceased by his mother Kathleen Amanda (Baker) Hawley and father Lorne Garfield Hawley also a brother George Hawley and sister Helen Hawley. He is survived by his common-law spouse Sherry Fry who loved him dearly. He is also survived by his loving children Tina Alderdice (Bryon), Nicole Hawley (Jody Rumble), Daniel Fry (Candace), Kristin Fry (David Taylor), Randy Hawley (Gail), Angela Hawley, Tanya Hawley. He was the greatest Papa to many grandchildren and great grandchildren and uncle to many nieces and nephews. Prior to retirement Carl was one of the best auto mechanics of his day. He was also a Cub Scout leader, enjoyed fishing and later in years adored visiting with anyone who would stop over, as he had an abundance of friends that loved him dearly. He truly loved our kids and in honour of his caring nature, donations can be made to Thamesville Improvement Association, c/o Mike Wright, 29474 Zone Rd., R.R. 3 Bothwell ON  N0P 1C0 specifically for the construction of the splash pad for the kids. He believed kids should be kids as long as they can and would love for them to be playing outdoors. A celebration of his life will be held at the Dresden Legion at 7 p.m. on Saturday March 12, 2016. He will always be remembered by all who knew and loved him. Farewell to our Dad, Papa, Spouse and best friend to many. Until we meet again. xoxo  Arrangements entrusted to Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home 620 Cross St. Dresden.

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Hillman, Lawrence Franklin “Baldy” of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on February 24, 2016

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88 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband of Edna (Heil) for 64 years. Loving father of David and his wife Bonnie, Dennis and his wife Janis. Adored grandfather of Derek, Craig (Jessica), Erica Grainger (Jason), Kirk, Krista (Neil Eastmond). Proud great grandfather of Caitlyn, Lauren, Liam, Graeme, Nayla. Predeceased by siblings Nevada Metcalf (late Ben), Gordon (late Doreen), Howard (late Luetta), Madeline Ferris (late Tom). Special uncle to numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Lawrence was a longtime member of many Masonic Lodge’s as well as Hillman United Church. As per Lawrence’s request, cremation has taken place. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Service to celebrate Lawrence’s life at 11 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations made by cheque to Hillman United Church would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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HAGGIS: Olive of London

Posted by on February 24, 2016
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At University Hospital, London, on Sunday, February 21, 2016. Olive (Robb) Haggis in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late John H. (Jack) Haggis (2006) for over 58 years. Dear mother of Dianne Moore and her husband Wayne of Strathroy; Karen Haggis of London, and Jeffery Haggis and his wife Karen of Glencoe. Proud grandmother of Denise Gee and her husband Rob, Lisa Mizzi and her husband Jason, Matthew and Nicole Haggis and great-grandmother of Olivia and Ryan Gee and Zachary and Zoey Mizzi. The family will receive friends one hour prior (1-2pm) on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel at 2:00 pm. Cremation with interment of cremated remains in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the London Humane Society, 624 Clarke Road, London, ON N5V 3K5. Online condolences, memories and photographs can be shared at www.amgfh.com

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TREMAINE: Bryon of Sarnia

Posted by on February 24, 2016

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After a courageous battle, passed away peacefully at the lake, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at the age of 41 years.  Beloved partner of Adele Lewis.  Loving father of Wesley, Lucas, and Shelby Tremaine.  Dear son of Keith Tremaine and Donna Gowdy.  Brother of  Janet Entwistle and Helen Tremaine.  Uncle of Preston and Tyler Entwistle, and Michael Dinning.

Visitation will take place at Denning’s of Forest, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Friday, February 26, 2016, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  A Funeral Service will be celebrated at the Forest United Church on Saturday afternoon, February 27, 2016, at 2:00 pm. Interment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca

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PULLEYBLANK: Donna of Essex, formerly of Oldcastle, Ontario

Posted by on February 23, 2016

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

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

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

 

Heaven has received a beautiful angel!

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FERGUSON: Jerry of Leamington

Posted by on February 23, 2016

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

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BARRY: April of Maidstone, Ontario

Posted by on February 23, 2016

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

April loved her family and she will be truly missed.

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HARRISON: Bill of Essex and formerly of Windsor, Ontario

Posted by on February 23, 2016

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

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KENNEY: John Kenneth of Essex, Ontario

Posted by on February 23, 2016

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

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QUEEN: Ethel Mary of Essex, Ontario

Posted by on February 23, 2016


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

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

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JARISON, Bob (John Robert)

Posted by on February 23, 2016

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Bob went to be with his Lord on February 21, 2016 at 63 years of age. Predeceased by his parents John and Venus Jarison. Loving brother of Viki (Rick) Green, Tim (Val) Jarison, and Nancy (Wayne) Rogers. Dear uncle of Jeff (Brandie) Green, Jay (Sharon) Green, Adam (Julia) Green, Steven (Jen) Poret, Philip Poret, Shawn Poret (Natalie Hillis), Natalie Poret (Kevin Newman), Stephanie Jarison and Mark Jarison. Great Uncle to Eli, Anastasia, Sophia, Ethan, Noah and Ashley. He will also be missed by his Grace Baptist family, co-workers and friends. Bob retired from the City of Windsor after 30 years of dedicated service. Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234, 11677 Tecumseh Rd. East on Thursday February 25, 2016 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. On Friday February 26, 2016 relatives and friends are invited to gather at Grace Baptist Church (3150 Tecumseh Rd. East) for visitation from 10:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. In memory of Bob, donations may be made to the Grace Baptist Church Building Fund. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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Lavigne, Jules

Posted by on February 23, 2016

Passed away peLavigneacefully at the age of 73 on February 21, 2016 at Windsor Regional Hospital (Ouellette Campus). Beloved Husband of 50 years of Lise (Desjardins). Loving father of Marc & Alain (Lisa). Cherished grandpa of Tyler, Justin and Jessica. Great grandpa of Payton and Lucas. Dear brother of Solange Antaya (Mel) and Pierre Lavigne. Predeceased by Bertrand & Real Lavigne . Mr. Lavigne was a member of Knights of Columbus (Tecumseh). Visitation at the WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. 253-7234 on Friday February 26, 2016 from 2-5 pm and at 7:00 pm until time of funeral service at 7:30 p.m. followed by cremation. If you so desire, donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society and The Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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Rita Mary Lenarduzzi (Nee Nazarkiewicz)

Posted by on February 23, 2016

LenarduzziRita Mary Lenarduzzi (Nee Nazarkiewicz)
January 26, 1953 – February 19, 2016
After a year-long battle with cancer, Rita passed away peacefully in her sleep at Metropolitan Hospital in Windsor at age 63. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Edward, and her beloved son, Kyle. Dear sister-in-law to Debbie and Dan Docherty, and aunt to Rick (Michelle), Chris (Cristina), and Corey (Nicole). Reunited with her mother and father, Mary and John Nazarkiewicz. Her small family circle was enriched by her many close friendships; Rita will always be loved and remembered by the Kolody, Chapman, Gauthier, Ostopovitch, Anderson, Cirovski, Attwood, and Vachon families.
Rita was known for her optimism and selfless generosity; she remained brave and jovial until her final moments. Rita’s family would like to thank the medical staff who helped care for Rita, including the entire oncology department at Metropolitan Hospital and especially Dr. Dale Ziter and his staff, Sue and Liz, for their long-time dedication and support.  Visitation at the Windsor Chapel Funeral Home (Banwell Chapel), 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. at Banwell. on Monday, February 22, 2016 from 2pm to 5pm and from 7pm to 9pm. Followed by cremation. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com.
Rest in peace Mom. You will be forever loved and missed.

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Chappell, Murray Gordon

Posted by on February 23, 2016

Passed away on ThurFootprintssday, February 18, 2016 at the age of 60 years. Beloved common law of Belinda Joyce Meloche (Nee Jessop). Cherished father of Terri-Lyn (Tyler) Krebs. Brother of Bruce and Elaine Chappell. Uncle of niece Julia and nephew Alex. Murray is predeceased by parents Laura (Nee Cornett – 2008) and Gord Chappell (1988). Arrangements have been entrusted to Windsor Chapel Funeral Home (Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. As per Murray’s wishes cremation has taken place. Cherished memories and online condolences may be shared at www.windsorchapel.com

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BANJAVCIC, Magda (nee Mrzljak)

Posted by on February 23, 2016

BANJAVCIC, Magda (nee Mrzljak)
It is with brokenBanjavcic hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Magda , a loving Mother & Baka on February 21, 2016 at the age of 69 years. Survived by Ivan Banjavcic. Loving and devoted mother to Jackie Kivisto (Dean) and Terry Banjavcic (Jackie). Cherished Baka to Rebecca, Curtis, Tyler and Ella. Dear sister to Anka, Kata, Marijan, Drago and Joza all of Croatia, Slovenia and Germany. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and family in Croatia. Magda retired from the GM Trim Plant with over 25 years of dedicated service, and was a faithful and devoted member of St. Francis of Assisi Church. Magda’s greatest pride in her life was her beloved grandchildren, which she spoiled to her fullest. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Main Chapel) 519.253.7234 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 from 6-9 pm. Funeral Service on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 9:15 am from the funeral home then to St. Francis of Assisi Croatian Catholic Church (1701 Turner Rd.) for Funeral Mass at 10 am. Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations in memory of Magda may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com.

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Meneguzzi, Wayne Joseph

Posted by on February 23, 2016

mennaguzziMeneguzzi, Wayne Joseph
June 12, 1946 – February 20, 2016
Passed peacefully after a courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Loving husband of Lena (nee Schyff). Loving father of Dwayne (Danielle), Tim (Tint Tint) and Nicole (Emile). Dear Nonno to Leeland and Nevaeh Castle. Dear brother of Madeline Rossi. Remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins. The family wishes to thank all the support workers and all the nurses at ICU WRH-Ouellette Campus. Memorial visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (MAIN CHAPEL), 519-253-7234, 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E, on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 from 6-9 pm. Prayers Tuesday at 7:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Windsor-Essex County. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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RUSS, Mike

Posted by on February 23, 2016

RussRUSS, Mike
Passed away peacefully on February 19, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Loving husband of Helen (nee Sitari). Dear father of Dan, Bob, Mary, Joe and Debbie. Extremely proud grandpa of 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Predeceased by his 2 brothers and 3 sisters, John, William, Mary, Elena and Kitza. Mike was a member of the original Spitfire Hockey Team in 1945-1947 in the OHA, also in the IHL. Mike started his trade at the Canadian Bridge Company. He was a long standing member of Ironworkers Local 700 and Michigan Local 25. Establishing M. Russ Ltd., and never really retiring. A special thank you to the nurses and staff at 2 North of Dr. Y. Emara Centre for Healthy Aging and Mobility for all of their care and compassion. Visiting at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Main Chapel) 519-253-7234 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. on Tuesday February 23, 2016 from 7-9 pm. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday February 24, 2016 at St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church (2000 Tecumseh Rd. E) at 10:30 am. Interment to follow at Windsor Memorial Gardens. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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PITCHFORTH, Ronald of Chatham and formerly of Ridgetown

Posted by on February 22, 2016

Pitchforth, Ron

Ronald Pitchforth of Chatham and formerly of Ridgetown passed away at home on Monday February 22, 2016. Ron was born in England where he met and married his wife of 49 years, Jacqueline (Capper) who predeceased him in December 2005.  Following their marriage, Ron and Jacqueline moved to Africa where they celebrated the birth of their first daughter, Lesley.  On their return to England, a second daughter Mandy was born.  From England Ron and Jacqueline moved their family to Canada, landing in PEI for a time before moving to Blenheim and then settling in Ridgetown.  Friends will remember him through his years as a Financial Advisor with Investor’s Group, from the years he worked beside Jacqueline when they opened and operated the Bib ‘N Tucker restaurant and later the Bed and Breakfast in Ridgetown.  He prided himself with a large garden that provided flowers and vegetables for the restaurant.

Following his retirement and losing Jacqueline, Ron moved to Chatham where he enjoyed daily walks with his dog and good buddy Parker and a good game of darts with his friends at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 628.

Ron is survived by his daughter, Lesley & Tim Kelly, (Chatham) his daughter Mandy Lagan and her children, Matthew and Hannah, (Toronto) his sister Brenda and her husband, Jim Riley (England), his sister in law Evelyn Capper (England) and his best buddy, Parker.

In keeping with Ron’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home for visitation on Wednesday from 1 – 3 & 7 – 9 p.m.  A Funeral Service for Ron will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday February 25, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.  Friends wishing to remember Ron with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 628 in Chatham.

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

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