Gaughan, WS photoGaughan, Gertrude

passed peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Windsor Regional Hospital at 89 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Wilfred Gaughan. Loving mother of Frances Dekoster (late Martin), the late William (1979), Veronica “Roni” Pinkney, Wanda Lepera. Proud “Grammy” of Elizabeth Difrancesco (Chris), Sally Hamilton, April Dekoster (Chris), Kelly Hamilton, Connie Lepera, Courtney Dugal and “Great Grammy” of Joshua, Jadyn, Emerson and Connor. Special thanks to our friends and cousins, from the Gaughan and Fuerth families, for your visits, “treats,” hugs and overwhelming support, during the last few days. Our hearts will be forever grateful. And to the staff of Banwell Gardens – Gertie’s “EXTENDED FAMILY” – thank you for your kindness, devotion, dedication and all the love you shared with her, throughout the past two and a half years. There are no words to express our sincerest appreciation, for the beautiful ways you touched her life. To all her “SPECIAL ANGELS” (and you know who you are), who always went beyond the call of duty for her, everyday –  God Bless each and everyone of you. It was such a comfort, in knowing, how genuinely loved she truly was! You will forever hold a special place in our hearts. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Wednesday from 2-5 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service to celebrate Gertrude’s life will be held from the funeral home on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 11 am. Fr. Dave Boutette officiating. Cremation to follow. If desired memorial donations made to Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at

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