Renaud, Ernest Joseph Jr. (Boy

December 28, 1926 – March 23, 2012 with loving family by his side at Hospice Residence, Windsor. Dear husband and dancing partner of Laura (Bombardier) of 60 years. Born to Ernest Renaud Sr (1963) and Alice (Girard) (1984) in River Canard.  Beloved father of Anita Renaud, Gary (Amina) Renaud, Tim (Judy) Renaud, Laurie (Leonard) Lassaline, Chris (Maggie) Renaud, James (Eric) Renaud.  Loving Pépé to Laura Anne, Andrei, Jane, Rachel, Christopher (Andra), Justine, Michael, Denise, Kevin, Alex, Sean, Tara, Geneviève and step-great grandfather to Noah, Ben, Abby and George.  Brother of Vina (Pat) (2001) and Leo Dupuis (1973), Irene (Chum) (2011) and Peter (1988) Lariviere, Eva (Tin) and Larry Dupuis, Leila Renaud (1926), Ann (Jim) and Gabriel (2000) Markham.  Brother-in-law of Lena Bombardier (2006), Oswald (1987) and Josie Bombardier, Alice Leblanc, Gerard (1979) and Jean (1970) Bombardier, Jerome (1998) and Bette (2009) Pare, Isidore (2004) and Prescille (2003) Bombardier,  Alfred (2012) and Theresa Bombardier. Ernie’s  pastimes included farming, trucking, landscaping and in 1975 he opened  the Sandwich West Golf Range (now known as Hambleton Golf) with partner Dan McKrow, which was sold  in 1981. He worked at Chrysler for 37 years retiring in 1988, at which time he promptly joined the Windsor Woodcarvers Association. He was a member of CAW retirees 444 and Knights of Columbus River Canard.  Ernie saw the world in “colour” and loved to sing, whistle and play the harmonica but his passion was DANCING!  He also loved spending time with family especially when he could play cards or crokinole. Ernie’s faith in God was especially strong and sustained him during his final days. A BIG thank you to our family physician, Dr. Berecz, for his compassion and care, especially during Ernie’s recent illness. Thanks to the CCAC, and the caring, committed staff and doctors at Hospice Residence; you made the world of difference to Ernie during his last few days as he prepared for his final journey. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Monday, March 26, 2012 from 3 to 5 pm and 7 to 9 pm.  Knights of Columbus & Parish prayers at 8:00 pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Tuesday March 27, 2012, family and friends are invited to meet at Corpus Christi Church (1400 Cabana Rd. W.) after 10 am followed by Mass of the Resurrection at 11 am.  Entombment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery Mausoleum.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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