Passed away peacefully at 77 years, at Windsor Regional Hospital Metropolitan Campus on July 28, 2014. Beloved husband of Linda (nee Marontate). Loving father of Terry (Kim), Johanne, Debbie Jullion (Ron), Brenda Harnden (Roger), Barb and cherished stepfather of Kim Hunter. Cherished Pépé to 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Survived by his siblings Geraldine Donaldson, Bernadette St. Pierre (Andre), Noel Mayea, Paul Mayea (Judy), Lorraine Leduc (Charles), Theresa Hardie and Marc Mayea (Diane). Predeceased by his parents Jeremy & Adeline and his brother Lawrence. Francis retired after 27 years of service with the Armed Forces. He also worked for 20 years as a Security Officer at the North Bay Airport and then at Caesars Windsor Casino. Long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 261 and the Knights of Columbus- Tecumseh. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Thursday 3-5 & 7-9 pm with Parish Prayers at 4 pm and Veteran’s Memorial Service under the auspices of Windsor Veteran’s Memorial Service Committee at 730 pm at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor (519-969-5841). On Friday, family and friends are invited to meet after 10 am at St Anne’s Church, Tecumseh, followed by mass at 1030 am. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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