WS Photo _edited-1Ewert, Doreen

With saddened hearts we say goodbye to our mother, who passed away at the age of 74 on Wednesday, September 18, 2013.  She has finally reunited with her beloved husband, Alvin (November 2000), who she dearly missed. Loving and devoted mother to Laurel and Luigi Di Pierdomenico, Julie Ewert, Michael and Becky Ewert.  Cherished and lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Lindsey and Joel Macri, Lucy, Daniel, Lauren and Emily-Ann Di Pierdomenico, and Paul Ewert. Dearest sister to Theresa Subity (Nick, 1998) and Gary and Nancy LaPorte.  Step sister to Raymond and Doris Rivard, Lynda Rivard, Roger and Pauline Rivard, Jeanette and Dominique Guilbeault, Helen and Alphonse Labonte, Linda and John Upcott, Pat and Dick Blain.  She is predeceased by her parents Arzene LaPorte (1957), Zella LaPorte Rivard (1997) and her brothers and sisters Ulysse LaPorte (1944), Irene Jenner (1979), Robert Rivard (1968) and Rene Rivard (2010).  She will be missed by many nieces, nephews, and friends. Our mother had a love for life, family, song and laughter that touched each of our hearts in so many ways.  She instilled loyalty and devotion to family that will live on in each of us. At Doreen’s request, cremation has taken place.  A family service will be held at Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Southwestern Ontario. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance or make a charitable contribution at

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