HARROW: Mrs. Patricia Ann of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on March 1, 2017

HARROW, Mrs. Patricia Ann

Peacefully passed away with her family by her side at North Lambton Lodge, on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at the age 81 years. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd Harrow. Loving mother of Lynn Fontaine (John). Special Grandmother of Allison and Andrew. Sister of the late Max Smith, and Keith Smith. Survived by her sisters in law Janet Smith, Marge Anderson, and Ruth MacKenzie.  Patricia was Registered Nurse and worked at Vision Nursing Home in Sarnia and Twilight Haven in Petrolia, and was a graduate of the Salvation Army Grace Hospital in Windsor. Patricia was a talented musician, and spent many years playing piano at the Forest United Church, among others, and was a talented choir member as well.  Visitation will take place at North Lambton Lodge, 39 Morris Street, Forest, on Saturday, March 4, 2017, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. A Funeral Service will follow at the Lodge at 1:00 pm. Interment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery. For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Forest United Church or to North Lambton Lodge would be appreciated by the family . Online condolences may be made to www.denning.ca Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF FOREST

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EWART: Mrs. Barbara (nee Towers), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

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EWART, Mrs. Barbara (nee Towers), of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, in her 83rd year.  Beloved wife for over 62 years to Robert J. Ewart.  Dearly loved mother of Brian Ewart (Sue) of London, and Jim Ewart (Joanne) of St. Thomas.  Cherished grandmother of Tyler Ewart (Crystal), Cory Ewart (Lauren), all of London, and Kyle Ewart (Meghan) of St. Thomas.  Barbara was proud of her 5 great grandchildren, Jassy, Raivyn, Tyson, Londyn, and Victoria.  Dear sister of Ken Towers (Lois) of St. Thomas.  Also fondly remembered by in-laws, Lloyd Campbell, and Donna Ewart, both of St. Thomas, as well as several nieces and nephews and their families.  Born in St. Thomas, December 22, 1934, she was the daughter of the late George and Rhoda (nee Pafford) Towers.  The funeral service will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Friday, March 3rd at 1:00 p.m., followed by interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday evening, March 2nd from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral service.  Flowers respectfully declined.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario will be gratefully acknowledged.  A special thank you to the nurses and staff on the 2nd floor and D Unit at the STEGH for the compassionate care provided to Barbara.

Email messages of condolence may be sent to siftonfuneralhome@sympatico.ca

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SMURTHWAITE, John Arthur

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SMURTHWAITE, John Arthur

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear father on Sunday, February 26, 2017 peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family.  Beloved husband and best friend of the late Norma (nee Givens) for over 60 years.  Loving father of Joan (Randy) Flegel and Cheryl (Tom) Richardson.  Cherished grandfather (Pa) of Craig (Lindsay), Jo-Anne (Jose), Lynne (Chris) and Cindy (Jesus).  John will be lovingly and forever remembered by Norm and Carol and Bob and Sharan and by many devoted and dear friends, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Dad was a very strong, honest and hard working man who was always there to help others and taught us all by his example.  He enjoyed his trucking career and retired at the age of 65 continuing to keep himself busy every day.  He played hockey and baseball in his younger days and loved curling and golf over the years.  He shared his love of these sports with his family and we have many wonderful memories of games together as a result.  Dad also loved playing bridge, bid euchre, short visits to the slot machines and working in his garage.  He was innovative and could fix or build anything.  We are so blessed to have this wonderful, generous and devoted man for our Dad and Pa.

A celebration of his life will be held at the Stroud Curling Club lounge, 7883 Yonge Street, Innisfil on Saturday, April 8th from 2 -4 p.m.

Our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Mike McConvey for his exceptional care over the years and for his kindness, compassion and support making home visits recently and to Dad’s visiting nurses with a special thank you to Christine.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to Hospice Simcoe, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto or the charity of your choice.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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HOPKINS, Alasdair MacLean “Al”

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HOPKINS, Alasdair MacLean

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 26th, 2017, one day after his 83rd birthday, at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie.  Al leaves behind his devoted wife of almost 59 years, Roberta “Bobbie”.  Al also leaves behind his four grown children: Kathleen Hopkins (Ben), Kelley Brazier (Elton), Kimberley Murison (Peter) and his only son, Kory Hopkins (Diane).  Cherished grandfather of James, Jason, Chad (Sarah), Christine (Adam), Cherilee (Kevin), Logan, Lisa and four grandbunnies.  GG-Pa of Kaden, Leah and Madelyn.

Al was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, a member of St. John Ambulance for 66 years and member of the Barrie Veterans Club.  Al’s military life in the Medical Corps spanned 30 years, including deployment in Korea and several peacekeeping missions overseas.  Al’s wish was to collect his pension for as long as he paid into it, which he did by far!!

In keeping with Al’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of his life will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 147 on Sunday, March 19th, 2017 with services beginning at 2 p.m. followed by the gathering of friends and family.  No flowers please!  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 147, Building Fund.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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YASKOVIC, Robert A. of Mooretown

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Lt. Col. Robert A Yaskovic, (USMC) beloved husband, soulmate, and best friend of Maureen (nee White) died on February 28, 2017 at home. “Yazz” was born April 16, 1943 to Andrew and Jule Yaskovic of Yonkers, NY. Upon graduating from Charles E Gorton High School, he attended Texas A & M University receiving a BA in Business Management and a BS in Animal Husbandry. During a 2 year management position with Sears in Houston, Texas he was granted a 6 year leave of absence during Vietnam to become a pilot in the US Marine Corps. His love of flying led to a career of 25 years as a USMC Naval Aviator. During his military career he was an attack helicopter pilot, in Vietnam he also flew fixed wing, turbo props and jets. Accumulating over 8800 flight hours he felt very privileged to fly when jet and turboprops were maturing while reciprocal (gas) engines were phasing out, but still available. During his later years he was a VIP pilot flying congressmen, generals and honored to be a pilot, on a couple of occasions for 2 previous US presidents. He received numerous awards the highest being a Bronze Star with Combat V, Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Three Sea Service Deployment Ribbons, Two National Defense Service Medals, Two Air Medals, 27 Strike Flight Air Medals, Two Meritorious Unit Commendations, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation and Two Vietnam Service Medals. Upon retiring in 1991 he flew DC-9’s commercially for just under a year. Finding that life style unchallenging, he and Maureen, originally from Petrolia, bought two farms in Brigden/Petrolia area in 1992, and in 2009 opened the Howladay Inn Pet Resort. Bob is survived by his wife Maureen, and children Robert Jr. (Robin) and Carey of Florida, Tracey (Justin) of Georgia and Paul of North Carolina. Two grandsons, Mason and Carter of Florida. Sister Janet and brother Ron both of New York. Predeceased by his parents Andrew (1989), Jule(2014) and brother Joseph (2007).
Sincere thanks to Dr. Enoch Daniel, staff of C.E.E and V.O.N for all their years of care and compassion.
Visitation will be held at the STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Sunday March 5, 2017 from 2to4pm and 7to9pm.
A funeral service will be held at the STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 1:00 pm with a 1 hour prior visitation. Interment to follow at Zion Cemetery, Mooretown. Charitable donations can be made to C.E.E Bluewater Health Foundation. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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MacMILLAN, Joan Marie of Belleville

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MacMILLAN, Joan Marie – surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with cancer, at Quinte Healthcare, Belleville on Sunday, February 26, 2017, in her 75th year. Joan will always be loved and missed by her children Lori (Shawn) Rushlow, Mark (Jennifer) MacMillan and Linda (Mike) Lisle; grandchildren Liam, Kayla, Averi and Curtis; brothers Donald (Mary) Murphy and Brian (Roseline) Murphy; very special friend Joe Bergeron; special cousin Jean O’Neill; and her nieces and nephews.

Joan will rest at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273) on Wednesday from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church, Belleville, on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 11:00 am. Cremation. Interment of Ashes at St. Carthagh’s Cemetery, Tweed at a later date.

Donations appreciated to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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YELLOWMAN: Ronald

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Ronald Yellowman Sr. – Mskobiimnigoons.  Maaiingan Doo-deman, Red Mountain Goat Clan a resident of Wikwemikoong, passed suddenly on February 25, 2017 in Roseau River, Manitoba. Papa Ron was born September 19, 1955 in Farmington, New Mexico. Proud member of Navajo Nation (Diné) and Native American Church. Honourary Band Member of Aamjiwnaang First Nation.

Papa Ron is survived by his loving wife Martina Osawamick and cherished children, Alan (Vanessa), Ryan (Scott), Elva (Scot), Tammie (Scott), Arno (Carolyn), Norman (Gabby), Aaron (Kayla), Ronald Jr. “Biddy”, and Clarence.  Step Children, Aileen (JR), Rob, Lisa (Stuart) and Ozzie (Sarah) and several special foster children.  Grandchildren Tiffany, Adam, Timothy, Anthony, LaSalle, Gabriella, Siddra, Amber, Lucez, Mitchal, Avery, Alyssa, Mshko-M’Tigoons-Kwe, and Hustiin-Gaágee-Yaz. As well as his step grandchildren David, Al, Niomi, Karaka, Mandaago Sterling, Hope, Lillian, Clayton, Noodin, Autumn Rose and Anthony.

Predeceased by his parents Louis Sr. Yellowman & Anna Mae (nee Johnson). Adopted son of Jean Henry. Also survived by stepfather, Jerome Begaye.  Siblings of Raymond (Geneva), Darlene, Vera (late, Alvin), Janet (Perry), Louis Jr. (Lucille), Laura Ann, and Theresa.   He will always be remembered by his many nieces, nephews, pow wow family and all his relations. Survived by mother of his children Barb Johnson and Elizabeth Plain.

Papa Ron has been involved with the community since 1977 with various initiatives and committees by providing traditional teachings and ceremonial rituals and more recognized with the Graves and Repatriation Committee with the Bluewater Bridge Authority that continued to follow through with the teachings by, from and with our community Elders and Members. He supported an overwhelming number of sporting activities and events. Papa Ron shared his kindness and love by supporting traditional teachings through emotional, mental, physical and spiritual counseling in the Aamjiwnaang Anishinabek Community.

Papa Ron devoted many years of being oshkaabewis in different ceremonies such as the Raindance, Gordon’s Sweatlodge and Cambrian College sacred harbor.   He was a second level member of the Midewiwin Lodge of Roseau River, Manitoba.  He had great passion for travelling, selling crafts with his wife, visiting at the pow wows, sharing his teachings and knowledge with others.   He had fun gently teasing his family and friends.  He loved the outdoors, watching his football programs and we also know he enjoyed his collection of hats and cowboy boots.   He lived a humble life always with good intentions and living life in a good way.

Ron will be resting at Maawn Doosh Gumig Community Centre – Aamjiwnaang First Nations, 1972 Virgil Ave., Sarnia on Friday, March 3, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Maawn Doosh Gumig Community Centre on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with cremation to follow. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to First Nations Nutrition Program – Canadian Feed The Children.

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LAMBERTS: Madeleine

Posted by on March 1, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Monday, February 27, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Madeleine Lamberts passed away at the age of 70. Cremation has taken place. A visitation will be held on Friday, March 3, 2017, from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m., with a memorial celebration of Madeleine’s life being held at 1:30 p.m. Luncheon to follow in the Smith Family Centre of SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

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BUTLER: Jean

Posted by on March 1, 2017

Peacefully, after a brief illness with leukemia, on Friday, February 24, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Jean Butler passed away at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Brian G. Butler (1990). Loving mother of Christopher Butler, Sally (Dan) Oke and Steven Butler (Paola Fusato).  Cherished Nana of Brittany Oke, Adam (Shannon Hicks) Oke, Sydney Butler and Jacob Butler. Dear sister of Dorothy (Mike) Bew and sister-in-law of David Harrison. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters Vera (Donald) Hockenhull and Audrey Harrison. Jean’s love of travel took her on great adventures with her husband, family and dear friends. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed spending time outdoors. Cremation has taken place. At Jean’s request, there will be no services held. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Sarnia & District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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COOPER: Charles Donald

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Peacefully at Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Thursday, February 23, 2017, Charles Donald Cooper passed away at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Viola Cooper. Loving father of Donald, Dave (Jenny), Gary, Jim, Brian (Deb) and Karen. Cherished grandfather of several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Fondly remembered by his daughter-in-law Beth. Predeceased by his sons Raymond and Richard. Cremation has taken place. An open house to celebrate Charles’ life will be held at the SMITH FAMILY CENTRE (in front of Smith Funeral Home), 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Saturday, March 4, 2017, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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Rieger: Mrs. Edna (nee White), of R.R.1, St. Thomas, formerly of R.R.1, Port Stanley, Ontario.

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RIEGER, Mrs. Edna (nee White), formerly of R.R.1, Port Stanley, passed away peacefully at her residence, the Elgin Manor, R.R.1, St. Thomas on Saturday, February 25, 2017, in her 100th year.  Beloved wife of the late Carl Rieger (1992).  Dearly loved mother of Ross Rieger (Carole), Blake Rieger (Carol), Ray Rieger (Linda), all of R.R.1, Port Stanley, and Sally Butcher (Michael) of London.  Cherished grandmother of Sandra, Steven, Brian, Craig, Tracy, Terri, Karen, and Samantha.  She was proud of her many great grandchildren.  Dear sister of Jean Eglin (late Paul) of Ohio, Max White (late Margaret) of R.R.7, St. Thomas, late James White (Sheila of Tillsonburg), late Maggie Adams (late Cecil), and the late (infant) Erma Pearline White.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews and their families.  Born on Pelee Island, ON, November 9, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Lillie (nee Feltz) White.  Edna came to R.R.1, Port Stanley from Pelee Island in 1953.  She was a member of the former Fingal United Church, and a former member of the Golden Age Club, Shedden.  A private family funeral service was held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Tuesday, February 28th.  Private interment in Hunter Cemetery, Southwold Twp. at a later date.  Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

Email messages of condolence may be sent to siftonfuneralhome@sympatico.ca

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TEDFORD: Allan Richard of Actionolite

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TEDFORD, Allan Richard – of Actinolite, entered into rest at his residence on Monday evening, February 27th, 2017, in his 49th year.  Predeceased by his parents Rodger & Marilyn (nee Gimblett) Tedford. Beloved husband of Rachel Nellie (nee Foley).  Dear brother to Virginia (Robert) Okum of Chantry, Garth (Candy) Tedford of Calgary, Cathy (Mike) DeGrace of Kingston, Karen (Paul) Robinson and John (Wanda) Tedford both of Quinte West.  Allan is also remembered by his mother and father-in-law, Agrid Foley, Robert Foley, by his brother-in-law, John Foley as well as by many nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will receive friends at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.  The Memorial Service will be held at Parkdale Baptist Church,  514 Sidney Street, Belleville on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place.

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Gleaners Food Bank would be appreciated.

    Allan will be sadly missed by his wife and family.

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VAN DONGEN: Joanne Adriana of Strathroy

Posted by on February 28, 2017

Peacefully at Strathmere Lodge on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017. Joanne Adriana Van Dongen passed away in her 90th year. Predeceased by her loving husband John (2016). Cherished mother of Dorothy (Pete) Van Riel, Murray Van Dongen, Janey (Brad) Scott and Harriet Szela (Bill). Oma of Paula (Dan), Brian (Cheryl), Kristy (Adam), Laurie (2000), Jordyn (Sean), Sam (Hilary), Claire, Kurtis (Kaitlin) and Ben (Jordyn). Survived by her great grandchildren; Julia, Joey, Luke, Brooklyn, Hayden, Kyle, Tyler, Colton and Carlee. Joanne will be missed by her many family and friends here and in the Netherlands. Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Strathroy on Friday, March 3rd, at 11 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Donations and condolences may be left online at www.denning.ca.

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DINNING: Sandra of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on February 28, 2017

Sandra Marlene Dinning: November 3, 1943 to February 27, 2017 

Born in Strathroy, Ontario to Gus and Adeline Dinning (née Huber), Sandra passed away peacefully due to pneumonia. She was 73.

She is survived by her partner Bill Lyons, and her six siblings: brothers Bob (Marge), Ron, and Jim (Pat), and her sisters Linda (Russ), Elma (Jim), and Verlyn.

Sandra was “Auntie Sandy” to ten nieces and nephews—Gregory, Christopher, Paul, Jessica, Erin, John, Sean, Bob Jr., Ron, and Rick—and also to their children: James, Liam, Olivia, Lexi, Hailey, Catherina, Sam, Chloe, Oliver, Abigail, and Benjamin.

She was the matriarch of a family who hosted Christmas dinners for her siblings and their kids for some 20 years. She never missed a birthday, or an opportunity to make a bawdy joke. Her laugh was contagious. Her spirit was magnanimous. They all loved her, not to mention her cabbage rolls, shrimp dip, and roast chicken dinners, and will miss her terribly.

Sandra loved to knit—the sweaters, socks, and blankets she crafted for her loved ones will be cherished—and to read. If she didn’t have her nose buried in a the latest Maeve Binchy novel, she was watching one of her favourite British television shows. For many years, she and Bill tended an enviable backyard garden whose bounty of cherry tomatoes, green beans, cucumbers, watermelon, and wild asparagus was always shared.

She worked at Northern Life, in London, Ontario for decades before finding meaningful employment at Joseph Kovacs Insurance Brokers in Strathroy, where she remained until her retirement. Sandra was also a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Strathroy.

Please join us in celebrating Sandy’s life on Friday, March 3 at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY (32 Metcalfe St. W, Strathroy, Ont.) from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. An additional visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday with the funeral to follow.

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In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favourite charity. May we also ask that you embrace a family member tonight and tell them why you love them. And, if you can, watch The Nutty Professor, Christmas Vacation, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, or an episode of Coronation Street. 

Sandy would’ve liked that.

 

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COLTESS: Dante Valentino of Ottawa

Posted by on February 28, 2017

 

Peacefully, lying embraced between the loving hearts of his parents and sister, Dante’s beautiful soul left his body after a brief fight against Febrile Infection-Related Epilepsy Syndrome on February 25th, 2017. Dante is survived by his mother, Lisa Valentino, his father, John Coltess and his sister Kiara Coltess. He also leaves behind a big loving family. A funeral mass will be held at Blessed Sacrament church in Ottawa on Friday, March 3rd at 4:00 pm and afterwards we will be celebrating Dante’s life. We are requesting that everyone wear something red, Dante’s favourite colour. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the CHEO Foundation/Roger Neilson House.

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AUGUSTINE, Fred

Posted by on February 28, 2017


Passed away peacefully on February 26, 2017 at the age of 95 years. Reunited with his beloved wife Helen (2015). Loving father of Debbie Koehler (Pete) and the late Wayne Augustine (1976). Dear grandfather of Christopher (Traci), Michael and Brittany. Cherished great grandfather of Dylan. Dear brother of Tracy, Bee, Tina and Tom. Fred was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL (CENTRAL CHAPEL) 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E., 519-253-7234 on Friday March 3, 2017 from 11 am until time of funeral Service beginning at 1:30 pm in the Chapel. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com.

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Chamberlain, Robert George

Posted by on February 28, 2017

Has gone to be with his loving wife Maureen (2012) to take the last ride on the Harley to the truck stop in the sky. He leaves behind his beloved girls Sarah (Dan) and Maaika and his granddaughter Kassandra. ‘Boob’ will be remembered by his siblings Florence (John), Johnny, Doreen, Carol, Pat (Fred), Polly (Cliff), Steven (Debbie), the late Brian and the Cleary Girls Jeanne (late Jim), Gwenn (Rosco), Pat (late Lee), Sylvia, Anne-Marie and the late Maggie. Loved by many, many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends as well as his fur companions, Damien & Cinnamon. Predeceased by his parents Maureen, George and step father John and his parents in law Tini, George and step father Albert. As a family we will be honoring our father’s wishes to have cremation take place and will have a celebration of his life at a later date. A big thank you to the WRH Nurses and Staff at Ouellette Campus, 7 East and 8 West for the compassionate care you provide to our father. If you so desire, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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Wood, Larry

Posted by on February 28, 2017

Larry passed away peacefully on February 22, 2017. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Arrangements entrusted to Windsor Chapel (CENTRAL CHAPEL), 1700 Tecumseh Road East, 519.253.7234. Online condolences and cherished memories may be left with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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Nelitz, Edith

Posted by on February 28, 2017

Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on February 21, 2017 at the age of 95. Reunited with her beloved husband Walter (1993) and dear daughter Judy (2005). Loving mother to Barry and wife Dorothy. Proud grandma to Todd, Jodi, Rick, Wendy, John, Denise, John Jr., Wanda, Cindy and many great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Survived by her brother Bill and sister in laws Elsie, Fran, Myrtle and brother in law Ed. Edith will be missed by many nieces, nephews and extended family. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Chapel) 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. 519-253-7234 on Sunday February 26, 2017 from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service will take place on Monday February 27, 2017 at 10:30 am in the Chapel. Interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In memory of Edith, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association Windsor & District Branch or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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Power, Sheila Marie

Posted by on February 28, 2017

Passed away suddenly on February 21, 2017 at the young age of 60 years. Sheila is predeceased by her loving husband Danniel. Her late parents Joseph and Ethel, sister Maureen and her brother Paul. Sheila will be deeply missed by her siblings Pauline (Egon), Michael, Brian (Roz), Kathleen, and Tom (Pam). She is survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Sheila was a loyal employee of the Walk-In Law Firm of Windsor working 17 years of dedicated service. Visitation will take place at the WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Chapel) 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. 519 253-7234 on Friday February 24, 2017 from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers Friday at 7:30 p.m. Visitation to continue on Saturday February 25, from 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. at Most Precious Blood Church (1947 Meldrum Rd.) Cremation to follow. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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THIBERT, Lillian (Nee Poitras)

Posted by on February 28, 2017

 at 95 years old (May 19, 1921-Feb. 27, 2017) wife of the late Noël Thibert (1989), daughter of the late Narcisse Poitras (1960) and Albertine Bouchard (1961). Loving mother of Art (Yvonne Dupuis 2003), and special friend Marianne Burling, Jeanne Renaud (Don), Gloria Demeter(Joe), Robert (Debbie Barr) Gerard (Kim Solomchuck), Donald (Sandy de Jeu). Meme was so proud of her 15 grand children and 22 great grandchildren and one on the way. Lillian was a lifetime member of Catholic Women’s League and a member of the Ladies Auxillary for St. Gregory’s. Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. 519-253-7234 on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with parish prayers at 7:30 p.m. On Friday, friends and relatives will be received at Good Shepherd Church (St. Gregory’s Site) 13789 St. Gregory’s Rd. at 10:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. In kindness, donations may be made to In Honour of the Ones We Love. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com.

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Seguin, Jean Paul

Posted by on February 28, 2017

It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of John on February 26, 2017 at 89 years of age after a long and valiant fight with cancer. Reunited with his loving wife Mary (nee Marchi) with whom he celebrated over 50 years of marriage. Dear father of Lynda Armstrong and late husband Dwaine, Sue Reed and late husband Theo and Mark Seguin and wife Kathleen. Dear grandfather “Gramps” of Kevin Armstrong and wife Christina, Dana Zajacz and husband Ken, Christopher Reed and wife Eve and the late Chad Reed. Great grandfather of Braeden, Justin, Kallie, Jordyn and Tyler. Predeceased by his sisters Jean, Theresa and Annette and brothers Homer, Philip, Rudy and Gerald. Survived by his sisters Hilda and Laura Jean and brothers Dennis and Ozzie. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews. John retired from Chrysler after 32 years of dedicated service. For those who knew John will always remember his determination and his constant need to repair things which he did right up until his last days. A special thank you to Dr. Hamm and Dr. Aouin and staff at Windsor Regional Cancer Centre for your stellar care given to our “Energizer Bunny”. Also, a heartfelt thank you to the staff and residents at Aspen Lake for your love, friendship and outstanding care given to John. Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd. East, 519-253-7234 on Tuesday February 28, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service Wednesday March 1, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Windsor Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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Spitzer, Marie Teresa

Posted by on February 28, 2017

In loving memory of Marie Teresa Spitzer, who passed away at the age of 81 on Sunday February 26, 2017 in her Windsor, Ontario home. She was a beautiful and amazing mother to Michael, Joseph and Lisa Spitzer. She lived and raised her children in Georgetown, Ontario where she spent most of her life. Georgetown was a town that was close to her heart, where she touched many lives and had wonderful friends. She was the grandmother of Joshua and Amanda. Marie always made us laugh; she lived a simple and uncomplicated life. She loved and was loved. You will forever be in our hearts, but until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand. At Marie’s request, cremation has taken place. A Funeral Mass in memory of Marie will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. 519-253-7234. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com We love you. Through the mercy of God, Rest in Peace.

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Ognjanovski, Spasoje

Posted by on February 28, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Spasen on Friday, February 24, 2017 at the age of 81 years. Loving husband of Menka sharing 59 years of marriage together. Cherished father of late Rasko “Randy” (Marina), Andre (Sladjana “Sue”) and Snezana (Velko). Proud grandfather of Todd, Violet, Robert (Leah), Nikolas, Steven, Samantha, Nicole and Erik. Spasen will be dearly missed by many family members in Macedonia and Canada. A special thank you for the compassionate care from the doctors, nurses and staff from Hospice of Windsor – CCAC, Bayshore and ParaMed Home Health Care. Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. 519-253-7234 on Sunday, February 26, 2017 from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. Prayers at 7:00 p.m. Funeral on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. from the Funeral Home to St. Nicholas Macedonian Orthodox Church (5225 Howard Ave. LaSalle) for Funeral Service at 10:30 a.m. The Very Rev. Dr. Aleksandar Mustenikov officiating. Interment to follow at Windsor Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared at www.windsorchapel.com

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BHATIA, Harichand

Posted by on February 28, 2017


Passed away peacefully February 22, 2017. Husband of the late Shanti Devi Bhatia (Dec. 17/16). Father of Sudershan Bhatia, Vijay Bhatia, Rakesh Bhatia, Subash Bhatia, Lt. Promila Bhatia and Neelam Kapoor. Grandfather of seven grandsons and five granddaughters, four great-grandsons and three great-granddaughters. Brother to Viday Sagar Bhatia and Kaushalya Bhatia. Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Visitation to be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd E. 519-253-7234 on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. Service will be held on Saturday February 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com.

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