BRIANT: Norman of London

Posted by on February 22, 2018

BRIANT, Norman …

With family by his side, on Family Day, Monday, February 19, 2018 in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Mary Briant for 67 years. Dear father of Kathy (Don) MacBean, Debbie (Cary) Lee and Colin (Sandy) Briant. Devoted poppa to Heather (Justin), Darryl (Erin), Erin (Alex), Jeff (Brittany), Laura , Gord and Corrie. Also, great poppa to Owen, Mya, January and Piper. Brother to Melvin (Lily) and the late Orville. Friends are welcomed for visiting on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 5-8pm at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral service will take place in the funeral home chapel on Friday, February 23, 2018 at noon. Cremation to follow. Donations may be made to London Regional Cancer Centre, 790 Commissioners Road East P.O. Box 5165 London, Ontario N6A 4L. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com
” Despite great odds he fought to the end so he could enjoy his family and life “

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BAIRD, George William “Bill” of Grand Bend, age 83

Posted by on February 22, 2018

BAIRD: Unexpectedly after a short but well fought battle, George William “Bill” Baird of Grand Bend passed away on Sunday February 18th, 2018 in a Florida hospital, at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Norma (Fraser) “his everything” for 61 years. Devoted and loving father of Stephen and Kim Baird of Grand Bend, Tom and Brenda Baird of London, Lori and Brad Baker of Exeter and the late Brian Baird (1994). Best Grandpa EVER of Jenalyn and Matt Ignor, Marley Baker and her friend Scot Ferguson, Brandon and Jennifer Baird, Kristopher and Amanda Baird and Breanne Baird. Extremely proud Great Grandpa of Luxe and Laken Ignor. Dear brother-in-law of George and Bernice Fraser, Ken and Barb Fraser, Morley and Diane Fraser and Marlene and Allan Hayter. Remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his parents Tom Baird (1984) and Adella Baird (1998) and sister and brother-in-law Mona (2005) and Carl Vanner (2001). At Bill’s request, cremation has taken place. At this time, no formal services will be held. A Celebration of Bill’s life will be held at a later date, at the Grand Bend Legion – date and time to be announced.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) can be made to S.H.H.F. – Jessicia’s House, or London Health Sciences – Thoracic Unit, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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LEGLISE, Andre Robert of RR 2, Grand Bend, formerly of Windsor and France, age 77

Posted by on February 22, 2018

LEGLISE: Unexpectedly, at his residence, on Monday, February 12, 2018, Andre Robert Leglise of RR 2, Grand Bend, formerly of Windsor and France, age 77. Loved son of the late Andre Marcel (2003) and Aimee Jeanne Marcelle (Thivent) Leglise (2003). Dear brother and brother-in-law of Alain Leglise, Gisele and Gerard Dumerin, Maurice and Micheleine Leglise, Marcelle Braz all of France. Andre will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families as well as the Vankoughnett Family of RR 2, Grand Bend.   Predeceased by his brother-in-law Jean Braz. At Andre’s request, cremation has taken place. Interment Sylvan Cemetery, Municipality of North Middlesex. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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MYLAN, Marcia “Marci” Elaine (Desjardine) (Isard) of Grand Bend, formerly of Reno, Nevada, age 73

Posted by on February 22, 2018

MYLAN: Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, Marcia “Marci” Elaine (Desjardine) (Isard) Mylan, of Grand Bend, formerly of Reno, Nevada, age 73. Beloved wife of the late Doug Isard and the late Tom Mylan. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Tom Mylan and Annaliese Griffin of Vermont. Loved grandma of Lester and Olive. Forever loved daughter of Norma (Jennison) (Desjardine) Walper of Grand Bend and the late Iray Desjardine (1977). Dear sister and sister-in-law of Mona and Dave Hunt of Winnipeg, MB, the late Jim (2011) and Judy Desjardine of London, Nancy and John Pritchard of Vancouver Island, BC, Mark and Angie Desjardine of Centralia. Remembered by her step-brother Don Walper of Dashwood, aunt Ruby and Bruce Stanlake of Grand Bend, many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her step-father Lloyd Walper (2012). At Marci’s request, cremation has taken place. At this time, no formal services will be held. A Celebration of Marci’s Life will be held at a later date, location, date and time to be announced. Interment Grand Bend Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to S.H.H.F. – Jessica’s House, Huron Women’s Shelter or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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ROOTH: Nancy Diane (Cudmore) of Exeter

Posted by on February 21, 2018

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice, London on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 of Exeter in her 81st year. Loving and devoted wife of Donald Rooth for 57 years. Caring mother of the late Jeffrey Rooth (1988), Lisa and Darcy Ducharme of Sarnia, Daniel and Ann (Vanneste) Rooth of Strathroy, Laura Leanne and Jason Roberts of Calgary, Alberta. Adored Nana of Evan, and Hilary Ducharme; Michael and Amanda, Kaitlin, and Benjamin Rooth; Jack, Lily, and Charlize Roberts. Loving sister and sister-in-law of Bruce and Deanna Cudmore of Port Hope. Nancy will be missed by several nieces, nephews and extended family. Predeceased by her parents Mervyn and Avis (Lindenfield) Cudmore, sister-in-law, and brother-in-law Betty and Bert Huckins. Nancy was a long time member of the Exeter Lioness and a 50 year member of the Rebecca’s. The family wishes to thank Dr. L. Teeple, Nurse Practitioner Ann Morris, and the rest of the St. Elizabeth Health Care team, as well as the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice, London, especially Sister Dorothy for her time spent with the family.

Cremation has taken place. Nancy’s wish was to have a private family service, to be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter (519-235-1220).

Donations to Canadian Cancer Society, St. Joseph’s Hospice, London or South Huron Hospital Foundation- Jessica’s House would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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WAITE: Frances Ann of Rodney, Ontario

Posted by on February 21, 2018

Peacefully, at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018. Frances Ann Waite (Campbell) of Rodney at the age of 94. Predeceased by her husband John Robert “Bob” Waite in 2007 and her parents Lorne and Irene (Forsyth) Campbell.

Survived by brother in law Carmen Waite and sister in law Dona Waite.

Frances is survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family members.

Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF RODNEY on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 pm where a funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 am.

Interment to take place in Rodney cemetery, next to Bob.

If desired, memorial contributions to St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Wardsville or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Share a memory at www.denning.ca 519 785-0810

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MORGAN: Burdene LaBelle (Clarke) of Exeter

Posted by on February 21, 2018

Peacefully at Exeter Villa, Exeter with family by her side on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 of Exeter, at the age of 92. Beloved wife of Bev Morgan for 69 years. Dear mother of John and Joyce Morgan of Usborne Township, Gerry and Joan Morgan of Exeter, Scot Morgan and Judy Parsons of Usborne Township, and Susan and David Regier of St. Joseph. Dear grandmother of Becky (Scott), Christine (Brian); Jaclyn (Cyrus), Heather (Mike) and Paul (Missy); Shawn (Marlee) and Steven (Georgie); Jason (Alia), Connor (Kaela) and Janelle. Burdene will be fondly remembered by her 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Dear sister-in-law of Anne Joynt of Scottsdale, AZ and Jane and Bev DeKay of London. Predeceased by her brother Harold Clarke.

Cremation with a family interment Exeter Cemetery at a later date.

Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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GEOFFREY: Jean Marie Anne of Zurich

Posted by on February 21, 2018

Peacefully at Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in her 91st year. Loving wife of the late Ted Geoffrey (1999). Dear mother of Darlene and Doug Finkbeiner of Crediton, Colleen and Dan Wilson of Port Stanley, Doug Geoffrey and his friend Christine Cramer of Grand Bend, Randy and Vicki Geoffrey of Zurich, Steve and Patti Geoffrey of Zurich, and daughter-in-law Darlene Porter of Exeter. Loving Mémé of Shawn, Carrie-Lynn, late Jeff (2002), and Michelle; Kristian, and Jody; Rochelle, Greg, David, and Jeremy; Pamela, Jason, and Jeremy; Kim, Rebecca, Laura Jean, and Michael. Caring great Mémé of 30. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Antoinette Taylor, Patsy Rau, Tillie Rau, and Harold Denomme. Predeceased by siblings Wilfred and Marie Rau, Andrew and Alida Rau, Anthony Rau, Henry Rau, Bob Taylor, Teresa and Leo Masse, and Madeline Denomme. Jean was a member of the Catholic Womens League for 65 years. The family wishes to thank all of the staff at Bluewater Rest Home for their kindness and compassion.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 49 Goshen Street N, Zurich on Sunday from 2-4 and 7—9 PM. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church, 22 Mary St, Zurich on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 11 AM with Fr. Matthew George, Presiding. Interment St. Peter’s Cemetery, St. Joseph.

Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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SWINDEN: Barbara Anne of London

Posted by on February 21, 2018

Barbara Anne Swinden (nee Richardson), 83, of London, Ontario passed away on Sunday February 18, 2018. Beloved wife of Bruce Swinden. Adored mother of Beth Muir (Doug) and Dave Swinden (Suzy). Proud Grandmother to Cheryl Wonderham (Mike), Jocelyn Raikes (Matt), Anthony Muir (Amanda) and Tyler Swinden. Great Grandmother to Kaiden and Kalliope. She will be remembered for the sparkle in her eyes, her engaging smile and the class she exuded in all she did.  As an R.N. (graduate of Woman’s College Hospital), caring for people was her priority. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service to take place at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 3pm with an hour of visitation prior (2-3pm). Donations may be made to the Arthritis Society,400 York Street, London, ON N6B 3N2 or Alzheimer Society of Canada, 435 Windermere Road, London, ON N5X 2T1. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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DENCH: Annie Evelyn of Toronto Formerly of Sarnia

Posted by on February 21, 2018

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Annie Evelyn Dench passed away February 4, 2018.
Evelyn was born April 1, 1923 to Richard Campbell and Marie Dow of Russeldale, Perth County, Ontario. She attended Mt. Pleasant Elementary School, sang in the choir of Mt. Pleasant United Church and attended Mitchell High School. Evelyn graduated from the Stratford School of Nursing in 1943 and was employed with St. Joseph’s Hospital in Sarnia until she retired in 1988. After retirement, Evelyn moved to Toronto to be with her sisters Edna and Eloise. She was the last surviving member of her graduating nursing class.

Evelyn is survived by her daughter Mary (Kosta) and grandson Michael and her sister Edna and her brother David and nephew Jason Dow (Susan). Her siblings Eloise, Albert and Ken predeceased her.

Evelyn treasured the friendship of Lillian MacIntosh, Virginia and Jim Arnold, Alfie Schiestal, Blanche Ellenor Shirley Hick, Cathy Culleton, Irma and Nicole Seager. Verna Helps, and her son Steve and his wife Michelle and their children Ashley and Harley were a special joy to her heart.

Evelyn enjoyed travelling, reading, crosswords, and baking Christmas cookies. She missed Sarnia and the staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital. She loved nursing and fondly recalled her years working on the 4th floor north at St. Joseph’s.

Evelyn was a devoted grandmother to Michael, lavishing him with lots of love and devotion.

Special thanks to Drs. Kuszewski, One Care Medical Clinic, Sunnybrook Drs. Wong, Stroud and Vanner and Dr. Sisi Li. Their kindness and compassion was greatly appreciated. Also thanks to the staff at Scarborough General Hospital, ER, Acute Care and the Palliative Care Departments who made Evelyn comfortable in her long, hard battle with leukemia and lung cancer. Many thanks for all your help and compassion.

Visitation will take place at Lockhart Funeral Home at 109 Montreal Street, Mitchell, Ontario on February 12, 2018 from 1:00 pm until time of memorial service at 2:00 pm with Pastor Ralph Van Oostveen officiating.

Spring Interment will be in Roy’s Cemetery, Russeldale.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia would be appreciated and can be made at LockhartFuneralHome.com.

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GOMES: Hesketh of London

Posted by on February 21, 2018

GOMES, Hesketh

It is with great saddens we announce the passing of a wondaful man on February 15, 2018 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Beloved husband of the late Molvie Gomes (1998). Loving father of Rowan, Cicely, Tracy, Cherese, Bernard and Cory. Treasured grandfather. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Friends are welcomed for visiting on Friday, February 23, 2018 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London Ontario. The funeral service will take place on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 11am at St. James Westminster Church, 115 Askin Street, London. Cremation to follow.Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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HASKETT: Molly of London

Posted by on February 21, 2018

HASKETT, Molly….

At University Hospital, London, on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Margaret Theresa Haskett of London in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late John “Jack” Haskett (1980). Loving mother of John Haskett (Sharon), Catherine Hildebrand (Alan), Wayne Haskett (Heather) and Robert Haskett (Bobbi). Also missed by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and loving companions Ann and Margaret. Dear sister of Mary MacKinnon (Michael), Raymond Gillis and Gerard Gillis (Marnie). Predeceased by her brother Mickey Gillis. A private family service will be held with interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. In memory of Molly, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of London-Middlesex, 435 Windermere Road, London, ON N5X 2T1. Arrangements entrusted to A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online Condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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HOUNSELL: Marjorie A. of Strathroy

Posted by on February 20, 2018

Peacefully surrounded by her caring and loving family at her home on Monday, February 19, 2018 Marjorie Anna Hounsell of Strathroy passed away at the age of 88.  Loving wife of the late Murray Hounsell.  Beloved mother of Linda Hounsell-Garside of Strathroy, Stephen Hounsell of Iona Station, Trevor Hounsell of West Lorne and Michael Hounsell of Delaware. Survived by 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren who she loved very much.  Dear sister of Toni Seautelle of California.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.  Marjorie enjoyed working as a nurse in Strathmere Lodge and was a proud volunteer at Strathroy Hospital.  Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 17th at 1:00 pm from Strathroy Royal Canadian Legion (266 Metcalfe St W, Strathroy).  As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation.  Online condolences accepted at www.denning.ca.

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HILL: Thomas Harry, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on February 19, 2018

HILL, Thomas Harry, of St. Thomas, passed away at home on Friday, February 16, 2018, in his 21st year.  Thomas was born on December 1, 1997 in London, ON.  He was an incredible person with an amazing sense of humour: wise beyond his years; a sensitive and inclusive leader; a gifted musician; and a trusted friend. He will be greatly missed. We are comforted to know that Thomas is with Jesus, whom he loved so much. He was the beloved son of Jonathan Hill and Cheryl (née Miller) Hill, and the amazing brother of Olivia and James.  Loved grandson of Grace Hill and the late Alvin Hill, and Margaret Miller and the late Stanley Miller.  Thomas is also deeply loved and remembered by aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Thursday, February 22nd from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service to celebrate Thomas’ life will be held at Eastwood Fellowship Baptist Church, 400 Wellington St., St. Thomas on Friday, February 23rd at 11:00 a.m.  Interment in St. Thomas Cemetery, West Avenue.  Flowers respectfully declined.  In keeping with Thomas’ love and passion for children and youth camps, memorial donations to Wesley Acres Inc. re: Harbour Ridge, or Echo Lake Camp, or Willow Springs Camp will be gratefully acknowledged.

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NUNES: Maria Ricardina of Strathroy

Posted by on February 18, 2018

Nunes, Maria Ricardina

 

It is with heavy hearts the family of Maria Nunes announces her passing on February 18th, 2018 at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Jose Nunes (1977). Loving mother of Maria (Doug) Damude and Elizabeth (Gary) Williams. Cherished grandmother to Brett Damude, Tara and Jodie Williams and great-grandmother of the late Brock Damude. Maria will be remembered by extended family in Portugal, USA and Canada. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at Denning’s of Strathroy at 10:00a.m. A funeral Mass will take place at 11:00 a.m. at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Strathroy. A private family interment to follow at All Saints Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation. Online condolences and donations may be left at denning.ca.

 

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JONGSMA: Ebbel of Chatham

Posted by on February 17, 2018

Jongsma, Mr. Ebbel – of Chatham has gone to be with the Lord, Friday, February 16th, 2018 at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus, at 93 years of age with his sons by his side. Beloved husband of the Late Evelyn (2009). Dear father of Melvin (Raquel) and William (Donna). Dear grandfather of Joseph (Martha), Crystal (Eben), Ayla, Robert, Bradley (Cynthia), James (Ashley), and Angela. He will also be remembered by his nine great grandchildren.  Ebbel is predeceased by his siblings Ben, Sylvia, John, Frank, and Hilda. Survived by his sister-in-law Ena.

Visitation will be held at Eben-Ezer Canadian Reformed Church, 483 McNaughton Avenue East, Chatham on Wednesday, February, 21st , 2018, from 11am until the time of the Funeral Service at 1pm. Interment to follow in Maple Leaf Cemetery. Donations in Ebbel’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF CHATHAM (519-352-2390). Online condolences may be left at www.chathamfuneralhome.com.

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COOLMAN: Estela (Enriquez) of Exeter

Posted by on February 17, 2018

Peacefully at LHSC Victoria Hospital, London on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 of Exeter, at the age of 76. Beloved wife of the late Dirk Coolman. Dear mother of Dwayne and Jackie Coolman and Eric Coolman all of London. Dear Lola of Janelle and Dirk. Beloved daughter of Elpidio Enriquez of Philippines. Dear sister of Elpidio Jr., Elsa, Ernesto and Edwin. Predeceased by her mother Aurora (Capellan) Enriquez and a sister Emerle.

A private family service has taken place. Interment Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter entrusted with arrangements. 

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Romain, Joyce E. (nee Shaw)

Posted by on February 17, 2018

Peacefully and in accordance with her wishes, at home and surrounded by her loving family, on February 6, 2018. Joyce was 95 years young. Predeceased by her husband George (1974). Devoted and cherished mother of the late Richard (late Patricia), Marie (late René) Aloma, Suzanne (Barry) Gaul, Philip, Denise (late Kent) Billinghurst, Joseph (Gail), Michelle (Doug) Ivey, and Matthew (Denise). Treasured Gran to 14 grandchildren and dearest Granny to 17 great-grandchildren. Loving sister of Bert Shaw (England). Joyce served in the RAF as an MT Driver and came to Canada as a war bride on the Queen Mary in 1946. Joyce’s trademark laugh will remain in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know her. Visitation Thursday from 3-5pm and 6pm until time of service at 8pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories or photos at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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FERGUSON, James Peter

Posted by on February 17, 2018

Passed away peacefully, in his sleep on February 7, 2018 at the age of 80 years.  Adored husband of Patricia Rose (nee Woodruff) for 57 years.  Loving father of Jim Ferguson and wife Catherine of London, Carolyn Laton and husband Dan of Petrolia.  Loving and proud papa of Mikaela, Ross, Chantal, and Julia.   Dear brother of Trudy Chaika and husband John, Linda Ferguson and Jim, and his late brother, Ed Ferguson, and surviving wife Ann.  Missed by his eight nieces and nephews.

 

James was born and grew up on a farm in Landis, Saskatchewan and often recounted stories of the challenges and rewards of growing up in mid-20th century rural Saskatchewan.  Leaving the farm to see the world, he joined the RCAF as a navigator and was stationed in France, where he met and married Patricia.

 

After he left the RCAF, James joined the Montreal office of Clarkson Gordon in 1965 as a tax manager, becoming a Chartered Accountant in 1970.  Later in 1974, the family moved to the Windsor area when he joined Hiram Walker and Sons as a tax manager, eventually rising through the corporate ranks to become Senior V.P., Treasurer and C.F.O.  After Allied Lyons (later Allied Domecq) acquired Hiram Walker, he worked from the UK offices of Allied Domecq as VP Corporate Strategy, circling the globe for business opportunities and acquisitions.  His travels took him frequently to all continents except Antarctica.  He made a point to learn and respect local customs and cultures of the places he visited, although karaoke in Asia was a definite challenge for him.  Ultimately, however, he was happy to leave the airports and jetlag behind when he retired in 1998.

 

Throughout and despite his busy career, James was devoted to his family and fully involved in the lives of his children and later his grandchildren, and in his last years, to caring for Patricia.

 

Both before and after retirement, James and Patricia travelled extensively, with many trips to Europe and special memories of cruises, particularly to Alaska and the Baltic.  He became a keen gardener (with a special love for Delphiniums and Dahlias) and woodworker.  James loved puttering around his home on the Detroit River or reading his favourite books under the maple tree by the river.  He also enjoyed driving around Windsor in Jennie, his 1948 International pick-up truck.

 

If you so wish, donations made to the Salvation Army or the Windsor Downtown Mission in James’ memory would be welcome. Arrangements entrusted to FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841.  He will be interred at Woodland Cemetery, London on a later date.  Please share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Szychta, Ruth

Posted by on February 17, 2018

Passed away suddenly on February 8, 2018 in her 82nd year.  Predeceased by her parents Stanley & Victoria Szychta.  Cherished sister of the late Sophie (2017) & her husband Mal Hodges, and the late Joseph Szychta (2018). Loving aunt of Karen Webb, Kathy Bondy (Ed), Mal Hodges, and Linda Renaud (Bob). She is survived by her great-nieces and nephews: Christopher, Paul, Patrick, Alyssa and Nicole. Ruth was proud of her Polish heritage and enjoyed socializing with her lifelong friends. If you so desire, donations to the Iris Residential Inns & Services would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation Sunday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. with Parish Prayers Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Monday, family and friends are invited to meet at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 834 Raymo Rd., after 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m.  Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

 

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SHAW, Ken

Posted by on February 17, 2018

Passed away February 8, 2018 at 90 years of age. Beloved husband of Dorothy for 24 years, and of the late Molly (1989). Loving father of Gavin Shaw (Mary-Ellen), Julie (Colin Langshaw), Heather (David Wood), and Chris (Danny Côté) and step-father of Wendy Brimner and Cindy Vaillancourt. Grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of 5. Ken was a devoted employee of Chrysler Canada for 36 years, having travelled extensively to assist with Chrysler’s operations worldwide. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society. Visiting on Sunday, February 11 from 1-4 p.m. at Families First, 1065 Lauzon Road, East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos, or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Kay, John Andrew (Jack)

Posted by on February 17, 2018

Passed away surrounded by family at the age of 75 on Friday, February 9, 2018. Reunited with his beloved wife Lynn Kay (2011). Beloved father to Joe Kay, Crystal Mailloux, and Jackie Kay. Sister to Carol Kay and brother to the late Dan Kay, Grampa to Heather, Charlie, Jonathan, Danielle, Wyatt, Cassie, and Katie. A special thank you to the staff at Windsor Regional Hospital Ouellette Campus CCU for all their wonderful care. As per Jack’s request, cremation has taken place. A private burial will take place. 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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SYKJA, Halime

Posted by on February 17, 2018

U nda nga jeta prane vajzave dhe familjes te saj ne Windsor, Ontario, Kanada.  Nene e dashur dhe e perkushtuar e Teuta (Bujar) Kraja dhe Ilirjana (Fatmir) Okaj.  Gruaja e 45 viteve e Rustem Sykja nga Shkodra.  Motra e Havushes, Rukijes, Adiles, Qemalit, Sadijes, Xhyheres, Berhanit, dhe Liries.  Halimja ishte kryesekretare ne prokurori te Shkodres deri ne pension.  Ajo pelqente leximin, gatimin, kalimin e kohes me shoqerine dhe familjen e saj.  Falenderojme te gjithe shoqerine tone ne Windsor, per te gjithe ata qe paten mundesine per ta takuar ne spital dhe qe u gjinden prane nesh ne keto momente te veshtira.  Gjithashtu falenderojme gjithe miqte dhe te afermit nga Shqiperia dhe kudo qe ndodhen per ngushellimet e sinqerta.  Do t’ju mungoje shume nipit, Flladit, mbesave Emona, Eni dhe Iva, dhe ster-nipit Ari, lindja e te cilit e gezoj pa mase.  Halimja do te kujtohet me shume respekt nga gjithe Shqiptaret qe e njohen ne Windsor, Kanada, ku banoi per 15 vite prane nesh.  Ne duam te falenderojme te gjithe doktoret dhe infermieret e sherbimit te reanimacionit ne Windsor Regional hospital per kujdesin dhe sherbimin qe i kushtuan gjate diteve te fundit te saj.

Vizitat per t’i dhene lamtumiren do te mbahen me 13 Shkurt (te Marten) nga ora 6-8 mbasdite dhe te nesermen te Merkuren me 14 Shkurt nga 11-12 dhe ne vazhdim funerali.

Loving and devoted mother of Teuta (Bujar) Kraja and Ilirjana (Fatmir) Okaj. Loving wife of Rustem Sykja of Shkoder, Albania for 45 years. Predeceased by her husband, Rustem, and siblings, Havusha, Rukije, Adile, Qemal, Sadije, Xhyhere, Berhan, and Lirie.  Halime was a legal secretary at the prosecutor’s office in Shkoder until her retirement.  She enjoyed reading, cooking, growing flowers, spending time with her family and friends, and knitting.  She will be missed by her grandchildren Emona, Fllad, Eni and Iva, and great-grandson Ari.  She was a treasured and respected member of the Albanian community in Windsor, Ontario, where she lived for 15 years.  We would like to thank the nurses and doctors at the Windsor Regional ICU for their care and kindness during her final days.

Visitation will be on Tuesday Feb. 13th from 6-8 pm and Wednesday Feb. 14th 11 am-12 pm, with funeral following. 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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Jones, Lily Lewis (nee Holcroft)

Posted by on February 17, 2018

97 Years on February 9, 2018, surrounded by the love of her family.  Beloved wife of the late Ben (1992).  Loving mother of Peter (Michele and the late Margaret), Tom (Andrea) and Bob (Jane).  Dearest grandma of Philip (Erin Mackie), Matthew (Vicki), Kim (Mike Brennan), Stacey (Scott Spencer) and great-grandmother of Maegan, Gavin, Ethan, Aline, Sloane and Sutton.  Dear aunt to Sharon French and Gail Rios. Predeceased by parents Peter & Mabel Holcroft (nee Revelle), sister Amy Upleger, and brother-in-law John Jones (Doris). Lily enjoyed serving many customers over her years as a Manager of Business Girl Fashions. She was a long-time member and former President of the Ladies Auxilliary with the Air Force Club as well as the Past President of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 94. She was also a member of St. Andrew’s and Paulin Memorial Churches and was an Elder in the Presbyterian Church of Canada. Lily had a personality that was larger than life and if you had the privilege to know her, you couldn’t help but love her. A special thank you to all the compassionate, caring, loving and supportive people who have been with Lily on her final journey especially David, Rosie, Sandra, Joanne, Emily, Kim, Rev. Stan Fraser and wife Joan and to the committed staff at Banwell Gardens who made Lily’s last days comfortable. If you so desire, donations to the Hospice Residential would be appreciated by the family.  Visiting Thursday 3-5 & 7-9 pm.  A Veteran’s Memorial Service under the auspices of Windsor Veteran’s Memorial Service Committee combined with the funeral service will be Friday at 10 am at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Private interment Victoria Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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FADDOUL, Salim

Posted by on February 17, 2018

Passed away peacefully, with family by his side on February 09, 2018 at 69 years of age.  Predeceased by parents Faddoul and Betty Faddoul.  Cherished Father of Loraine Mikhael, Sam Faddoul, Tony Faddoul and Souliane Faddoul (Jason).  Proud Jidu of Brandon, Desiree, Samantha, Olivia, Nicholas, Lucas, Ines, Anthony, J.J. and great Jidu of Kiara. Dear brother of Theresa (the late Bakhos), Max (Matilda), Noel (Sarkis), Adele (the late Joe), Marie (Tom), John (Alba), Nabil, Rose (Amir) and Mourice (Kay).  Cherished and adored by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.  Thank You to the Doctors and staff at WRH – Met Campus 4th floor for their care and compassion.

Visitation Sunday February 11, 2018 for 3 – 5 pm & 7 – 9 pm. Parish Prayers Sunday 8:30 pm.  Funeral Service Monday 9:15 am from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 leaving in procession to St. Charbel Church (5700 Outer Dr.) for a Funeral Mass at 10 am.  Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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