NantaisNANTAIS , Russell William
August 30, 1915 – January 3, 2015
Peacefully at the age of 99 years at Brouillette Manor. Predeceased by Monica Landry March 2,
1976 & Helen (Landry Beale) June 16, 2012. Dear “Uncle Dad” to Marny Beale, Cathy & Pat
Cook, J.P. & Nancy Beale, Michael Beale & Beverly Beattie, Eleanor Beale, Beth & Bruce Lane,
Theresa Beale & Mike Murphy and Willie & Judy Beale. Loving grandfather to 16
grandchildren, Patrick Eid, Alex & Stephanie Eid, Ann Marie & Joe De Luca, Patsy Beale, Ted &
Kandice Beale, Tom & Alison Beale, Brendan & Angie Lane, Zachary & Amy Lane, Cooper &
Kristie Lane, Dugan Lane, Christie Murphy, Michael Marino, Lauren Beale, Hillary Beale,
Maxwell Beale, Winston Beale, and 20 great grandchildren. Predeceased by Stan & Jean
Nantais, Clayton Nantais, Virginia & Micky McNeil, Shirley Hartigan. Survived by Lee and
Madeline Nantais, Joanne & Joe Passa, Tom Hartigan, Geraldine (Gel) Robert, Audrey and
Daryl Bondy and by many nieces and nephews. Russell founded Nantais Sports Shop in 1946.
He was an avid baseball player and manager of the American Auto Wreckers team; Canadian
Champions in 1946. Russ was a founding member of the Windsor Essex County Sports Hall of
Fame and was inducted in 1992. Visiting at the WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Banwell
Chapel 519-253-7234) 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. at Banwell Rd. on Tuesday January 6, 2015 from
2 to 5 pm & 7 to 9 pm. Parish Prayers Tuesday at 7:30 pm. Relatives and friends will be
received for visitation at Good Shepherd Parish (St. Gregory Site) 13789 St Gregory St on
Wednesday January 7, 2015 from 9:00 am to 9:45 am for Words of Remembrance followed by
Mass of Resurrection at 10:00 am. Interment to follow at St. Alphonsus Cemetery. In kindness
memorial donations may be made to Hospice Residential, Transition to Betterness, or to the
Windsor Essex County Sports Hall of Fame (envelopes available at the funeral home). On-line
condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at
” His stature was dwarfed by his kindness and generosity. We were blessed to have him in
our lives”.

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