GONZALEZ, Danielle Anne (nee Boekhoven)

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web_gonzalez_danielleOur dearest and loving daughter passed away suddenly on April 06, 2016 at 39 years of age.  Cherished daughter of Cindy Larocque (the late John Comstock, 2015) and Eric Boekhoven (Donna).  Loving sister of Jonathan Boekhoven (Marybeth), Sarah Baert (Todd), Emily Cipkar and Edwin Cipkar.  Beloved aunt of Liliette and Harvest.  Danielle will be sadly missed by many aunts, uncles and cousins.  God has yet another Angel. If you so desire, donations to Positive Images Inc. Detroit would be appreciated by the family. Memorial Visitation Tuesday April 12, 2016 from 12 noon until time of Funeral Service at 2 pm at 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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BROOKS, Donna Jean

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WEB_Brooks_Donna_JeanPeacefully, on April 4, 2016 at 88 years of age. Dear daughter of the late Gladys Brooks, and the late Jesse & Margaret Brooks.  Loving sister of Pat and husband Jerry Ondracka, Sr.  Cherished Aunt of Sandra Lee Ondracka, Mary Lou Beneteau, Jerry Joseph Jr. and wife Anita Ondracka.  Great Aunt of Graham, Lauren, Josie, Aysha, Leah, April and Eric.  Donna was a retired teacher and consultant with the Windsor Separate School Board. Special to the staff at Huron Lodge for their care and compassion. If you so desire, donations to the Goodfellows or St. Vincent de Paul Society would be appreciated by the family.  Visiting Friday 7-9pm with Parish Prayers at 7:30pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.   On Saturday, family and friends are invited to meet after 1pm at Corpus Christi Church (1400 Cabana Rd.) followed by the Funeral Mass at 2pm.  Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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MARANCE, Shirley May (nee Ramsay)

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WEB_Marance_Shirley May90 years on April 3, 2016 at St. Andrews Terrace, Cambridge, Ontario. Predeceased by her husband’s, Donald Gluns and Donald Marance. Very much loved Mother of Donna Turpin and her husband Robert of La Salle, Pamela Hanlon and her husband James, David and his wife Sandy and Sandra SchuurmanHess-Basso all of Guelph. Step mother to Donald (deceased) and his wife Linda, Kenneth of Alberta, Judy O’Neil and her husband Mike of Windsor. Dear Grandmother of 18 and a Great Grandmother of many. Predeceased by her parents, Donald and Edith Ramsay and Sisters Emma, Madeline and Joanne. If you so desire, donations to the St. Andrew’s Terrace Long Term Care or the charity of one’s choice would be appreciate by the family. Thank you to the staff at St. Andrews Terrace for the wonderful care you provided over the last 10 years. Visitation Friday 6-9pm. Parish Prayers Friday at 6:30pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Saturday, family and friends are invited to meet at Our Lady of Mount Carmel (4401 Mount Royal Dr.) after 9:30am until time of Funeral Mass at 10:30am. Procession to Heavenly Rest Cemetery Share memories photos or make a donation online at www.familiesfirst.ca

 

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DALPE, Darren William

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web_dalpe_darrenPeacefully on April 3, 2016 at 50 years of age. Loving and devoted dad of Erika and Ryan. Survived by his mother Penny Schram and his father  Ted Dalpe. Treasured brother of Denise and Kerry. Sadly missed by all his aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins, especially Debbie, Deanne and Karen. Dear friend to Kerri Steacy. Fondly remembered by his many friends. It was Darren’s dream to get on his Harley and feel the wind against his face. He will be remembered for his generous and caring nature and love for helping others. If you so desire, donations to the Street Help Homeless Centre of Windsor or the Downtown Mission would be appreciated by the family and Darren. Visiting Thursday 3-5pm and 7pm until time of service at 8pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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MOCERI, Virginia

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web_Mocer_VirginaIt is with overwhelming sadness and broken hearts that we share the loss of our strong and loving mother, sister, and favourite aunt.   Adored mother of Vita and Nina Fazio. Reunited with her loving parents Rocco Moceri (2010) and Antonina (2015) and brother John (2013). Adored sister of Vince & Margaret, Frank & Kathryn, and dear sister in law Marylena.  Favourite aunt  of Nina & Tony DaFre, Teresa & Paul Pare, Rocco Richard, Rocco John, Olivia, Peter, Nina, and Giuliana. Great aunt of Mia, Tia, Bruno, Gabriella, and Remi.  Deeply missed by her aunt Josephine Macera & late Adolfo (2015).  She will be especially missed by her close cousins Maria Macera, Virginia & Tony Bartucca, Giovanna & Paul Reaume. Missed by many family members and friends.  Niece of Vince & Pauline Moceri, Francis & late John D’Angelo, Domenica & Tony Sciacca, Frank & Stella Grammatico, Leona & Armando Ceccucci. Survived by her nonna Caterina Grammatico. Virginia will be remembered for her love for her daughters, dedication to her family and friends, putting everyone else first and making them feel as if they were the most important person in the world.  Her spontaneity, creativity, and contagious smile will never be forgotten. She will fondly be remembered by her many long time friends at Big Al’s Belle River Tavern, Chrysler, and WDS. Donations made to In Honour of The Ones We Love would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Tuesday from 7-9. Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-9 pm.  Funeral Service Thursday 10:15 am from FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841 then in procession to St. Angela Merici Church for a mass of Resurrection at 11 am.  Entombment Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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MCKAY – William Kenneth Angus

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It is with great sadness that we announce that William “Bill” McKay passed away on April 8th, 2016, at his home with his family by his side.  Born on January 22nd, 1934 in St. Thomas. Bill was the son of the late Scott and Alberta (Mayhew) McKay. He was the beloved husband of Jean and loving father of Heather (Ed) and David (Christa). Step-father to Chris (Joanne) and Daryle (Susan). Grandfather to William, Caitlyn, Sean, Bryce, Mikhayla and Jessica. Loving brother to Elizabeth (Ralph), Rachel (Charlie, deceased) and Ian (Helen). He will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Bill grew up and lived in St. Thomas most of his life. He graduated from the University of Guelph (BSA), the University of Toronto (BASc) in Mechanical Engineering and Osgoode (LLB). He practiced law in the City of St. Thomas, latterly with Gunn and Associates, until his retirement in 2000 and was the City Solicitor for over 30 years. He was on the Boards of Elgin County Cancer Society, Elgin County Motor League, the Housing Authority and the Liberal Association. He was also a member of the Golden K Club, the St. Thomas Golf Club and the St. Thomas Curling Club. He enjoyed skiing, golfing, curling and carpentry. He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his family and friends.

If so desired and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice in his memory. As per his wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church in St. Thomas on Thursday, April 14th, 2016 at 1:00pm. Visitation will be held prior from 12:00-1:00pm. It will be follows by a social hour at the St. Thomas Golf Club. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, St. Thomas in charge of arrangements.  Condolences and memories may be sent to ahughson@execulink.com

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IRWIN – Audrey (Gee) of St. Thomas

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Irwin- Audrey (Gee) of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Thursday, April 7th, 2016, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late Garnet “Ross” Irwin (Feb. 2005) and dearly loved mother of Deborah “Deb” Vosbourgh of St. Thomas and Ruth and her husband Bill Warren of St. Thomas. Predeceased by a daughter Louise Irwin. Loved grandmother of Debbie and Jason Homan, Bill Warren and Becky and Tyler Bradshaw and great grandmother of Ashton James Bradshaw, Linkin Glen-Ross Bradshaw and Piper Audrey Lee Bradshaw. Dear sister of Fred Gee of Hamilton and Doreen Gill of Burlington. Sadly missed by a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Audrey was born in London, Ontario on August 21, 1928, the daughter of the late Frederick and Eva (Diver) Gee. She worked at Thermodisc.

A private family service will be held at Williams Funeral Home,45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Saturday afternoon. Interment in Elmdale Cemetery. No public visitation. Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Elgin . Condolences may be sent to ahughson@execulink.com.

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WILKINSON, Daniel P.

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web_wilkinson_danielPeacefully on April 2, 2016 at the age of 61.  Dear brother of Kathleen Clapp (Len) and Maureen Silvaggi (Ed).  Survived by his son Jeremy, Uncle Ed Wilkinson (Connie).  Will be missed by nephews Mike, Chris and Neil and nieces Jennifer, Santina and Sarah, as well as his great-nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Frances and Daniel.  Special thanks to Charles Taylor and the Penske team for their continued support.  Special thanks to Dr. Aoun and team.  If you so desire, donations to the Dr. Y. E. Emara Continuing Care Complex Palliative Care would be appreciated by the family.    Visitation Tuesday 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. with prayers at 8:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Cremation to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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VINT – Elsie Dorothy Lorene “Rene” of St. Thomas

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Vint-Elsie Dorothy Lorene “Rene” of St. Thomas, passed away on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, at the age of 77. Beloved wife of the late James Vint (1999) and dearly loved mother of Sharon Austin, Jon-Paul  Vint and the late Karon Vint (1991).Loved grandmother of Brodie Feir, Tanner Austin and Kalysha Clarke. Dear sister  of Charles Fugard, Marjorie Martin and Harold Fugard. Predeceased by 2 brothers Eugene and Larry Fugard. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Rene was born in St. Thomas on December 22, 1938, the daughter of the late Francis and Eva (Wright) Fugard.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 12th  at  11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow, with private interment of ashes in Elmdale Cemetery.  Visitation at the funeral home on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Salvation Army,  Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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HENNESSY, Dallas

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WEB_Hennessy_DallasIt is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Dallas on April 2, 2016 at the age of 13 years.  Beloved son of Penny Hennessy.  Most special brother of Jamie and Triston Nickerson.  Adored grandson of Mary Ellen Keen, the late Gordon MacNeil and the late David Hennessy.  Loving nephew of Jennifer and Crystal Hennessy and Dan Lalonde.  Missed by cousins, including Braydon, Logan and Autumn.  Special friend of Seta and Mason. Special thanks to the caregivers and volunteers at Spago Home; Lyndsay, Katie, Jocelyn, Rachel, Chelsea, Scott, Dylan, Chalen, Roseanne and Keith. Missed by his grade 7 classmates and staff at Talbot Trail School.  Dallas recently discovered a love for cooking, soccer, gymnastics, swimming and extreme couponing on his iPad.  If you so desire, donations made to the Windsor Essex Children’s Aid Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Visiting on Friday from 10 am until time of service at 11:30 am at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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KERHOULAS – Norma of Terrace Lodge, Aylmer and formerly of St. Thomas

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Kerhoulas – Norma of Terrace Lodge, Aylmer and formerly of St. Thomas passed away peacefully at her late residence on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016, in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late George Peter Kerhoulas and dearly loved mother of Deb (Kerhoulas) Earnshaw, Dan Kerhoulas, Kathy Kerhoulas of St.Thomas and Karry (Ai) Kerhoulas of Calgary. Cherished grandmother of Jennifer, Jessica, Amanda, Sarah and Jesse and great-grandmother of Skyler, Jayden, Aneisha, Chelsea, Dante, Tiger and Enzo. Dear sister of Earl Smith, Vera McIvor, Marion Churchill, Robert Smith and the late Joyce Haney and William Smith. Norma was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec on November 21st, 1934, daughter of the late Charles and Hilda (Wilkinson) Smith. She was a former member of Grace United Church. Norma was an avid gardener and also enjoyed sewing and crafts.

In keeping with Norma’s wishes cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held. Interment of ashes will take place in Elmdale Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Elgin. Online condolences may be sent to ahughson@execulink.com. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, St. Thomas entrusted with arrangements.

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HENSELEIT, Karl Heinz

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web_Henseleit_karlPeacefully after a lengthy illness on April 1, 2016 at the age of 88. Loving husband of Rita for 30 years. Dear father of Fran, Michael Taiariol and wife Therese and predeceased by his son Karl Jr. Much loved Opa of Angeline and Matthew. Survived by his brothers Werner and Gaerhardt and his twin sisters Inga and Ursula, all of Germany. Karl will be sadly missed by his brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or Hospice Residential would be appreciated by the family. A private family service was held. Arrangements entrusted to FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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PICCOLO, Antonio “Tony”

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WEB_Piccolo_AntonioPeacefully on March 31, 2016, at the age of 88, with his loving family by his side.  Predeceased by his dear wife Maria (2014).  Loving father of Luigi and wife Debbie, Giovana Synnott and husband Bill, Dorina DeMarco and husband Battista, Frank and wife Liz.  Predeceased by his infant daughter Rafaella.  Treasured Grandpa of Sasha, Wesley, Shaun, Crystal, Divina, Alessandro, Felicia, Zachary and Alexis.  Adored Great-Grandpa of Kaia, Atreyu, Cedar, Elle, Ethan and Stella.  Dear son of the late Eugenio and Rosina.  Dear Brother of Giuseppe (the late Annina), Francesco (Ada) and the late: Carmela DeNucci (Ted), Luigi (Catherine), Vito (survived by Carmelina), Maria Martino (Francesco/Adelina), Dora Fantin (Bruno).  Brother-in-law of Pietro (Candida) DaSacco, Irene Cipparrone (Michele), Ferruccio (Giulianna) DaSacco, Claudio (Silvana) DaSacco, Luigi (Marina) DaSacco and the late Silvana and Yolanda DaSacco.  Tony will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Special thanks to the caring staff at Huron Lodge.  If you so desire, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.  Visiting Sunday 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Entombment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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DONLON, Pearl (nee Peltier)

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web_donlon_josephinePassed away suddenly on March 31, 2016 at 89 years of age. Reunited with her beloved husband Joe (2011) and son Don (2012) (Sheila). Cherished mother of Gary (Val), Pat (Frank) Tellier, Joe (Deb) and Mike. Loving Mimi of Shane (Sam), Neil (Chantelle), Chris (Meghan), Steve, Joel (Steph), Jay (Joanne), Jesse (Amber), Tammara and great Mimi of Sierra, Troy, Cohen, Dorian, Jailyn, Marques, Benjamin and Livia. Pearl will be missed by many nieces, nephews, God children, dear friends and bingo buddies. If you so desire, donations to The Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Sunday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Parish Prayers Sunday at 4:30pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Monday, family and friends are invited to meet at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (4401 Mount Royal Drive) after 10:00am until time of Funeral Mass at 11:00am. Procession to Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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LaCHANCE, Yvonne Marie (nee LaFontaine)

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web_Lachance_yvonnePassed peacefully with her family by her side, after her battle with cancer on March 31, 2016. Survived by loving husband Daniel La Chance of 50 years. Special mother to Jeff and Mary, Cathy, Allen and Tamara, Keith and Lisa. Grandma and “Amma” to Ryan, Ashley, Stephanie, the late Joseph (2009), Jonathan, Anyssa, Amy, Jacob, Shaylin, Justin, Jazyman, Hailey, Tyler, Jackson, and Donald. Yvonne was a loving daughter and daughter in law to the late Louis and Marjorie LaFontaine and Jules and Ida May Rose La Chance. Sister to Edward and Lyne LaFontaine, Larry and Mary-lynne LaFontaine, Annette and Wayne Beecroft, the late Aline and the late Don Renaud, Marie Taylor, Luci and Leonard Bezdan, the late Roland LaFontaine, David and Angele LaFontaine, Louis and Pat LaFontaine, Janine and the late Tim Flood, Hubert and Mary-Lynne LaFontaine, Robert and Tara LaFontaine, Lorraine and Paul Murchison, Tim and Lyla LaFontaine, Denise LaFontaine, Mitchel LaFontaine. Sister in Law to Henry and the late Verna La Chance, Bobby La Chance, Kenny and the late Cathy La Chance, Jeanette and Jack Grenier, Gerry and Richard Mushler. Loved by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Donations to the Windsor and Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Yvonne was the Rock of our family and a friend to all. Visiting Sunday from 3-5pm and 7-9pm. On Monday family and friends are invited after 10:30am for a service at 11:30am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca.

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GULKO, Walter “Wally”

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web_GulkoPassed away peacefully with his family by his side on March 31, 2016 at 90 years of age. Cherished husband of Sarah for 59 years. Beloved father of Mary-Rachael Gulko and husband Robert Waldie. Loving Grandpa of McKenzy Gulko Waldie. Reunited with his parents Joseph and Tekla and brother Johnny Gulko. Wally will be missed by his extended family and friends. He worked at Chrysler Canada for 38 years and enjoyed 35 years of retirement with his family. If you so desire, donations to The Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Monday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Parish Prayers Monday at 7:30pm. Funeral Service Tuesday at 1:00pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Procession to St. Alphonsus Cemetery, Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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GIVLIN, Katy Noreen

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web_givlin_katyPassed away unexpectedly at the age of 34 years.  Loving daughter to Greer and the late Robert (2006) Givlin. Dearest sister to Kimberly Givlin and husband Ryan Annett. Katy will be missed by her many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and her four-legged companion Meeka.  If you so desire, memorial donations to the Windsor & Essex Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.  Cremation has taken place.  Memorial visiting Tuesday 7-9 p.m. Memorial service Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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BARRON, Mark Fr.

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web_barron robertWent home to his God on March 30, 2016 at 81 years of age. Son of the late Mike and Hazel Barron. Brother of Robert Barron and Catherine Mendenhall. Fr. Mark was born in Cushing, Oklahoma, brought up in Pueblo, Colorado and joined the Trappist Community, as a Monk, studied in Lafayette, Oregon and was ordained a Trappist Priest on June  11, 1960. Fr. Mark was a kind, generous and hospitable priest who shared his Christian faith and knowledge. When Fr. Mark left the Trappist Community he was incardinated (accepted) as a priest for the Diocese of London. His dream was to establish an association called the Christian Life Society and did so in Maidstone, Ontario in 1980. Bishop Sherlock engaged him to work in Pastoral Ministry in Windsor & Essex County in weekend work, retreats, missions and counselling. This work was well received. His door was always open to anyone in need. Fr. Mark was appointed in 1992 to the Windsor hospitals team, serving many years in the care of the sick. From 2000 until 2005, Fr. Mark was administrator at the Star of the Sea Mission on Pelee Island. He retired from active priestly ministry in 2005. Fr. Mark died after a long illness in Chatham. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Mark Barron. If you so desire, donations to the Roman Catholic Diocese of London or the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated.  On Monday, family and friends are invited to meet after 10 am at Corpus Christi Church 1400 Cabana Rd, followed by Mass at 11 am. Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 . Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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LASTRO, Jakov

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web_lastro_jakovSuddenly on March 31, 2016 at 61 years of age.  Beloved husband of Marinka.  Cherished father of Danijel and wife Cindy Lastro, Ivana and husband Miguel Chirolla, Jelena Lastro.  Loving Dida of Iliana and Lucas.  Also survived by many relatives in Croatia and Bosnia.  Jakov was a dedicated member of St. Francis of Assisi Church, he also loved spending time with family & friends hunting and fishing.  Visiting Friday 6-9 pm with prayers at 8 pm.  Funeral service will be Saturday at 10:15 am from Families First, 3260 Dougall Ave, South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1701 Turner Rd., for Mass at 11 am. Interment Windsor Memorial Gardens.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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BENDER, Phyllis Elizabeth (Workman) of Crediton, age 78

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BENDER, Phyllis for ObitBENDER:  Peacefully, at Exeter Villa, Exeter, on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, Phyllis Elizabeth (Workman) Bender of Crediton, in her 79th year.  Beloved wife of the late Lloyd Edward Bender (December 2, 2014).  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Ralph Bender and friend Lori of St. Marys, Elizabeth and Don Millson of Guelph.  Cherished grandma of Christine and Jamie Anderson of Elora, Jaclyn Millson-Powell and Michael Powell of Guelph, Justin Bender of Exeter, Jasmine Bender of St. Catharines. Treasured great-grandma of Landen Anderson.  Phyllis will be fondly remembered by her brother Leroy Workman and his wife Linda Straus of Stratford, dear sister-in-law of Don and MaryAnn Bender of Dashwood, Shirley Richardson of Mount Forest, Patricia and Don DelBrocco of Midland and Terry Brooks of Hanover.  She will be remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families and dear friends Anne and Dave Cottel of Crediton.  Predeceased by her parents Percy and Thelma (Dowson) Workman, father-in-law and mother-in-law Gordon and Violet (Frayne) Bender, brothers-in-law Robert Bender, Douglas and Ann Bender, Harold Bender and Ken Richardson.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, visitation will be held on Friday, April 8, 2016 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., where the Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Mark Graves Officiating.  Interment Crediton Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, Brain Tumor Foundation or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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ALLEN, Edward “Ed” Charles of London, age 73

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Allen, EdALLEN:  Peacefully at his residence in London, on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, Edward “Ed” Charles Allen, in his 74th year, formerly of Huron Park and Grand Bend.  Beloved husband of Brenda Gail (Harrington) Allen.  Loved father and father-in-law of Natasha and Richard Marier of Bayfield, Rachelle Allen of St. Thomas.  Cherished grandpa of Madeline, Meredith, Makena, Melanie, Mitchell and Memphis Marier great-grandpa of Ella and Maverick. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Gilbert “Gib” Allen of Vancouver, B.C., Ken and Joan Allen of Guelph, Ruth and Stan Psutka of Kitchener, Ernie and Sandra Harrington of Gatineau, QC., Beverley and Robert Leeson of London.  Remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his parents Charles and Irene (Reeves) Allen and brother Raymond Allen.  At Ed’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, 459 Second St., London, on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.  Arrangements entrusted to T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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BODKIN: Madeline of London

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Bodkin (edited)BODKIN, Madeline – Peacefully on April 5th, 2016 in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late Carlyle Armstrong Bodkin (1988). Loving mother of Gary, Bryan (Sandy) and Brenda (Steve). Beloved Gramma of Daren (Karen), Lesley (Andrew), Christopher (Emily), Kathryn (Cam) and Nicholas (Alyssa). Cherished great-Gramma of Dylan, Tom, Chloe and Benjamin. Madeline will be fondly remembered by her nieces and many friends, especially Betty Campbell. Predeceased by her sister Mary Bolton and brother Charles Coutts. A special thank you to the many personal support workers for their care and compassion. A memorial reception will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Madeline are asked to consider the Ivey Eye Institute – Macular Degeneration Research Fund. For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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MARTENS: Andrew of Hensall

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Martens, Andrew-W300Suddenly, and too soon, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Thursday, April 7, 2016 of Hensall, Andrew was taken from us in his 51st year. Cherished husband and best friend of Linda (Van Dyk) for 26 years. Best Dad to Melanie, Nathan, and Leah. Much loved son of Martin Martens and Magdalena Kester (1970), and his second mom Anastasia “Lil” (neé Denomme) (Hoffman) Martens (2015). Dear brother and brother-in-law of Henry and Brenda, Mathilda and Steve Flear, Tina and Tim Doherty, Marj and Kevin MacGregor, Jeff and Karen, Tim and Annette, Liz and Paul Clark; Mary and Danny Muir, Marg Henderson, Connie and Mike Marion, Ken and Margie Van Dyk, Ed Van Dyk, Ted and Leanne Van Dyk, Wilma Van Dyk, Rosie and Mike Flanagan, and Steve Van Dyk and Barb Kerr. Andrew will be remembered by his nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, the Hoffman family, and his friends who were like family. Andrew owned and operated Forever Furniture (Antique and Oak Furniture) in St. Joseph and Sarnia for about 30 years, but his first love was his family.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Precious Blood Church, 200 Sanders Street West, Exeter on Monday, April 11th at 11 AM with Father Peter Keller presiding. Interment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to Compassion Canada (the charity where Melanie works), or the Children’s Wish Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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McLEAN: Jack of Muirkirk

Posted by on April 8, 2016

McLean JackIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather and brother; Jack (John) McLean on Wednesday April 6, 2016, in his 87th year, surrounded by his loved ones at University Hospital, London, Ontario. Jack was born on July 4, 1929 to Florence (Gardiner) and Percival McLean in Pontiac, Michigan and resided in Mosa Twp and Muirirk, ON. He is survived by his loving wife, Lois (Nethercott), brother William McLean, son, Robert (Bob) McLean, daughter, Rosemary Van Gelderen (Dolph). Also by his beloved grandchildren, Micheal Thompson, Genna McLean, Amy Cartmell (Ben), Lindsay McLean, Amelia Van Alstyne, Kylie McLean, Robbie McLean, Evie McLean, Levi Van Gelderen, Jacob Van Gelderen, Adrian Van Gelderen, Austen Van Gelderen, Chloe Van Gelderen. Also by great grandchildren, Melissa Walker, Camryn Wilson, Zach Inskip, Marley Dennis, Morgan Hawco and Baby Cartmell. Relatives and friends will be received at Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral service will be held on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Deb Dolbear-VanBilsen officiating. Interment to follow at Oakland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation and Four Counties Health Services. www.vanheckfuneral home.ca

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BEKE: Julianna of Newbury

Posted by on April 8, 2016

BekePeacefully at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, Julianna Beke formerly of Newbury passed away in her 80th year. Predeceased by her husband Zoltan (1993). Dear mother of Elizabeth (Alex) Baran, late Charlie (2013) (Lorraine), Leslie Beke, Kathy (Kevin) DeGraw, Madeline (Rob) Bechard). Also survived by 10 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and 2 sisters in Hungary Ida and Karola. Predeceased by 2 grandchildren and 3 brothers Karcsi, Laszlo and Joska. Relatives and friends will be at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Monday, April 11 at 11a.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church, Glencoe Rev. Bonnie Rayner officiating. Interment to follow at the Oakland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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