LIGHTFOOT, Betty of Alvinston ON

Posted by on November 21, 2014

At C.E.E. Site of Bluewater Health, Petrolia, Betty (Carmichael) Lightfoot of Alvinston passed away at the age of 80. Survived by her sons, Ronald Lightfoot (Josie) and James Lightfoot, and 2 granddaughters, Nikki Lightfoot (Andy) and Lacie Beutler (Jason), great grandchildren, Hailey, Braydon, Jestyn, Connor and Maddison, and by her brother Jim Carmichael (Lorraine). Predeceased by her sister Margaret Coleman and grandson David Lightfoot. In keeping with Betty’s wishes cremation has taken place. A graveside interment service will held at the Alvinston Cemetery on Wednesday, November 26 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Jim Breen officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Muscular Dystrophy Association. www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

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Grabowiecki, John Edward

Posted by on November 20, 2014

web_Grabowiecki, JohnPassed away peacefully on November 19, 2014 at the age of 57. Beloved husband of Joyce. Dearest son of Bernard (2014) and Lucy Grabowiecki. Loving brother of Sue (Dan) Cox and Bernie Grabowiecki. Step-father of Gary Longeuay of Calgary, Marc Longeuay (Jen). Adoring Papa John to Hailey Longeuay of Lindsay. Brother-in-law of Luann (Alan) Nesmith of Whitby, Gary (Fran) Smith, Charles Smith (2004), Brian (Tracie) Smith of Surrey, BC. Proud uncle of Tim (Lisa) Cox, Trevor Cox (Jen), Kim Cox, Tony (Dani) Smith, Amanda (Joe) Iera, Travis Smith, Matt Smith, Peter Nesmith, and Thomas Nesmith. John was a kind and gentle soul who enjoyed retirement after 30 years of service at GM Transmission. He loved playing slots and bingo, watching golf on Sunday afternoons and enjoyed long drives with Joyce throughout the county. If you so desire, donations to the Liver Foundation would be appreciated. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation Friday 7-9pm and on Saturday 10:30 until time of Memorial Service at 11:30am 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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FREZZA: Giuseppa (Nonna Pina)

Posted by on November 20, 2014

Peacefully, surrounded by her family at Bluewater Health on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, Giuseppa Frezza passed away at the age of 95. Beloved wife of the late Giulio Frezza (1994). Loving mother of Elio (Jane) Frezza, Onorio (Brenda) Frezza, and Peter Frezza. She will be deeply missed by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her infant daughter Assunta, her daughter Maria D’Andrea (2005) and her son-in-law Rocco D’Andrea (1994). Also predeceased by her parents Antonio and Filomena Catenacci and by her brothers and sisters: Domenica (Emilio) Iacobelli, Valentino (Antonia) Catenacci, Vittoria (Erminio) Iacobelli, Antonia (Virgilio) Catenacci, Clelia (Emilio) Catenacci, Giuseppe (Lauretta) Catenacci, and Palmerino (Felicetta) Catenacci.  Giuseppa was a devout Catholic, a lifelong member of the CWL, and a member of the Pensioners Club of Sarnia. She loved life and lived it to the fullest. Giuseppa enjoyed being around people and will be remembered by all those whose lives she touched. A special thank you to Maria Cocozzoli, the Canadian Red Cross, the doctors and nurses at Bluewater Health, and all her friends. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, November 23, 2014, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 24, 2014, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 390 N. Christina St., Sarnia. Entombment to follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Kidney Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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WITHERS: Elizabeth, of London

Posted by on November 20, 2014

Withers - edited - finalPeacefully, with her daughters by her side at University Hospital, on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, Elizabeth Withers in her 85th year. Predeceased by her husband Alan (2012). Beloved mother of Susan Price (Brian) and Carol Ann Withers-Leeson (Derrick). Missed by her grandchildren John (Jaime), Lori, Eric, Bradley and Nicholas, and by her great-grandchildren MacKenzie, Alexander, Kayla, Lilly and Jacob. Survived by her brother George Pritchard (Jean). Will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews, as well as by her family and friends in England. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Elizabeth are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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Bushroe, Mary Myrna

Posted by on November 20, 2014

Passed away peacefully on November 20, 2014, surrounded by her loving family at the age of 79 years. Loving mother to Joe and wife Kelly Markham, Diane Markham and the late Richard. Adored Meme to Jeremy, Nathen, Lester, Derek, Nick, Branden, Joey and Shawn. Beloved great Meme to Madison, Madison, Brandon and Savannah. If you so desire, memorial donations to the Alzheimers Association Windsor & Essex County would be appreciated by the family. Private family visiting and cremation have taken place 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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Hills: William John “Bill” – Of Beaverton, Ontario

Posted by on November 20, 2014

HILLS: William John – at Newmarket on Thursday November 20 2014.

Bill Hills of Beaverton was the beloved husband of the late Marion (Pettit) Hills and the companion of Pat Lillie. Beloved father of Sharon (Jim) Vigmond of Barrie and loved grandfather of Karen (Jamie) Hamilton and Chris (Lisa).  Family and friends will be received at the Mangan Funeral Home, Beaverton on Sunday from 2 P.M. to 4 P.M. and 6 P.M to 8 P.M.  Further visitation will be held at the chapel of Pine Hills Cemetery, 625 Birchmount Road, Scarborough on Monday, November 24, 2014 from 1 P.M. until time of funeral service at 2 P.M. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery.  If so desired memorial donations in memory of Bill to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences are welcomed at www.manganfuneralhome.com

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MARSHALL, Suzanne

Posted by on November 20, 2014

MarshallMARSHALL, Suzanne
After a courageous battle with cancer, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Suzanne Virginia Marshall at the age of 74 on November 18, 2014. Reunited in Heaven with her husband Daniel. Deeply loved by her children, Cathy Bourque (Murray), Debbie Marshall (Mark), Kelly Fazio (Mike), Daniel Marshall II (Kelly), and Connie Arpan (Peter). She will be greatly missed by her siblings Paulette Newman, Paul Meunier (Pam), and Yvonne Birkner. Cherished grandmother of Monica (Kyle), Megan, Marshall, Nicolas, Vanessa, Morgan, Lyric, Nisa, Luc, Lane and Tofer. Proud great-grandmother of Matilda and Nora. Suzanne will be remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Family and friends are welcome to gather on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Most Precious Blood Church (1947 Meldrum Rd.) from 9:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. In kindness, donations may be made to Hospice of Windsor-Essex County. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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SPENCER, Maiysn Bradley

Posted by on November 20, 2014

Spencer NEWSPENCER, Maiysn Bradley
Passed away peacefully, in the loving arms of his Mom and Dad, and surrounded by his family, on Monday, November 17, 2014 at London Children’s Hospital at the age of 8 years. After a strong and brave fight, we prayed and believed for a different outcome; however, by faith we know that Maiysn overcame the world, the world did not overcome him. He is now safe and at peace in the arms of Jesus. Beloved son of Brad and Laura Spencer. Loving brother of Maddisyn and Mackennze. Cherished grandson of Brenda Rivait; Gord Rivait (Papa G); Darlene Spencer; and Rod and Tina Spencer. Adored great grandson of great grandma Campbell. Maiysn is lovingly remembered by his aunts and uncles, Rod and Sherrie Spencer; David and Laura Rivait; Jodi and Rick Nichols; and great aunt and uncle Les and Pat Spencer. Also remembered by his cousins Jarrod and Juliana; Sophie and Celia; Hunter, Raynah, and Paiton. Also lovingly remembered and cherished by his auntie Tara and so many other family and friends. For everyone who knew Maiysn, their lives were touched in a special way. Maiysn attended Prince Andrew Elementary School in LaSalle where he was in grade 3. He loved hockey and was proud to play in the LaSalle Minor Hockey Association. Most of all Maiysn loved Jesus and he was very involved at his Church Southwood Community. The family would like to say a heartfelt Thank You to all of the doctors, nurses, and staff at both Windsor Regional Hospital Met Campus, and London Children’s Hospital for all of your amazing compassionate care of Maiysn. Words cannot express how thankful we are. Also a special Thank You to the Ronald McDonald House, Childcan, and all of the organizations, individuals, and families who have showed us so much love and support. Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234, 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. on Friday, November 21, 2014 from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral service on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the chapel. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. In memory of Maiysn and in lieu of flowers, donations made to Little Hands Kids for a Cause; The Happy Soul Project; or Childcan are welcomed and appreciated by the family. Maiysn was our Superhero! He loved his cape. For Maiysn’s friends, please feel free to wear your cape during the visitation and services and/or bring one to donate to Kick-It-Capes inspired by Maiysn. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared at www.windsorchapel.com

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RILETT (DIONNE), Manning

Posted by on November 20, 2014

RILETT (DIONNE), Manning
Passed away November 15, 2014. Loving and precious son of Ryan and Spenser. Dearest brother to Maddy and Reese. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Visitation on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. from 12- 3pm with a service at 3pm.

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BAILLARGEON, Kirk

Posted by on November 20, 2014

BAILLARGEONBaillargeon, Kirk
September 15, 1985 – November 14, 2014
Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at home on November 14, 2014, at the age of 29, ending a courageous and challenging battle with severe scoliosis. Kirk is the loving son of Dennis and Pat (Gerard); loving brother of Jodie; Kyle and wife Kalie of Tecumseh. He was a special uncle to Jesse. Cherished grandson of Florence Baillargeon. Predeceased by grandparents Norbert Baillargeon; Ken Gerard and Phyllis Gerard. He will be dearly missed by Godparents Paula and Greg Ruggaber. Kirk was loved by many aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbors, and friends. Kirk was a student of the John McGivney Children Centre, St.Pius X School and St. Anne’s High School (Life Skill Program). Kirk will be missed by his workers who helped tremendously through out the years and people at North Shore Community Living. A special Thank You to Dave and Sara nurses of St. Elizabeth. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234 11677 Tecumseh Rd.E on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel. Cremation to follow. In kindness, donations may be made to the John McGivney’s Children Centre and St. Elizabeth Health Care. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family t www.windsorchapel.

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HANNA, Madlein Paulus

Posted by on November 20, 2014

HANNA, Madlein Paulus
Passed away November 14, 2014
Family and friends will be received at Holy Family Chaldean Catholic Church on Monday, November 17, 2014 from 10am until time of Funeral Mass at 10:30am. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.

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LAMOUREUX, Ronald “Ron”

Posted by on November 20, 2014

LamoureuxLAMOUREUX, Ronald “Ron”
Passed away on November 12, 2014 at the age of 76. Beloved husband of Charlotte. Cherished father of Michelle Burd (Bob), David Lamoureux (Vera), and Kevin Lamoureux (Claudie). Dear grandfather of Stephanie and Adam Burd, Justin, Chastine, and Seth Lamoureux, and Jeffrey, Kristin, and Alex Baxter. Dear brother of the late Norman Lamoureux (2008) (Marion), Bob Lamoureux (Carol), the late Diana Corcoran (2007)(Dave), the late Claudette McMillan (2007)(Bruce 2010), and Janine Bancroft (Randall 2011). Brother in-law of Laurie Nicol (Beryl), and Joe Nicol (Darlene). He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Ron served in the Royal Canadian Air Force, and retired from Ford Motor Company in 2000 after 28 years of service. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Banwell Chapel)519-253-7234 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. on Sunday, November 16, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Veteran’s Service Under the Auspices of the Windsor Veterans Memorial Service Committee on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Funeral Services on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Society or 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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FREEMAN: Jim of Lucan

Posted by on November 20, 2014

Freeman, Jim webAt University Hospital, London on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 of Lucan in his 87th year. Beloved husband of the late  Donna (Young) Freeman (2011). Dear father of Jerry and Sharon Freeman of Astorville, Ken Latta, Ken Freeman, and Rick and Wilma Freeman, all of Lucan.  Dear grandfather of Tim and Lorraine Latta,  Angie and Dave Cammaert, and Molly and Ellen Freeman. Loving great-grandfather of Eloise, Isabel, Donnelly, Garret and Kora.  Predeceased by his daughter Janis Latta (2007), his parents Reginald and Iva Freeman, brothers Allan, Albert, and Oswald and sisters Maguerite Mighton and Juanita Cattell .  Jim was a Linesman with Hydro and in his retirement drove bus with Murphy Bus Lines. He will be remembered for his contribution to Minor Hockey, introducing Junior D Hockey to Lucan and as a recipient of an OHA Gold Stick.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 23rd  at 1:30 PM with Rev. Bruce Pocock officiating. Cremation with interment St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye.

Donations to Lucan Irish Hockey Club would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com. Posted free at CanadaObits.ca

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Bailey; James Arthur David of Flesherton in his 73rd year resting at Fawcett Funeral Home

Posted by on November 20, 2014

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Bailey; James Arthur David

 

It is with great sadness that we announce that Dave has been reunited with his saviour on November 20, 2014 of Flesherton in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Donna Marie(nee Shea). Loving father of Sharon(Ron) Gordon of Maxwell and Brenda(Ken) Zeggil of Flesherton. Loved and remembered by his grandchildren Sarah(Daniel) Viana, Stephen(Abby) Gordon, Andrew(Sarah) Gordon, Tyler Zeggil(Melissa Verburgh), Amilee Zeggil (Dylan Hall) and great grandchildren Matteo, Judah, Hannah, Luke, Aaron and Melody. Dear brother of Carol(Murray) McNevan of Flesherton, Don(and the late Susan) Bailey of Port Perry, June Bailey of Ajax. Dave is predeceased by his parents Loreen and Arthur and sister Joan Wilson. The family will receive friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Sunday, November 23, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9pm. Service on Monday at 11am from Rock Mills Baptist Church. Interment Maxwell Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to the Rock Mills Baptist Church or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully appreciated.

 

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FREEMAN, Eleanor M. (nee Johnston )

Posted by on November 20, 2014

Freeman_WHOLE JACKETFREEMAN, Eleanor M. (nee Johnston )
Peacefully with family by her side on November 19, 2014 at the age of 93 years. Reunited with her beloved husband Charlie. Compassionate mother to Rick Nelson, Debbie (Dayle), Linda (Mike), Laura (Stuart), Sonny (Shelley), late Donna Eady. Survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren , nieces , nephews, cousins and many friends. She is predeceased by her parents and 2 brothers. Visitation at the Windsor Chapel Funeral Home (Main Chapel) 519-253-7234 1700 Tecumseh Rd E. on Friday from 3 to 5 & 7 to 9 PM. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday November 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM in the chapel. Cremation to follow. In memory of Eleanor memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Windsor & Essex County. On-line condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com.

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PROULX, Cecile Mary Jane (nee Renaud)

Posted by on November 20, 2014

ProulxPROULX, Cecile Mary Jane (nee Renaud)
November 23, 1947-November 18, 2014
Passed away peacefully at the age of 66 years. Beloved wife to Ronald Proulx. Loving mother to Kevin Banwell (Cori), Michelle Miglietta (John), Curtis Proulx (Cathy), Caryn Proulx (Marvin) and daughter in-law Martha Banwell. Predeceased by parents Blaise & Marion Renaud and Laura Klee. Cherished grandmother to Andre, Corey, Codey, Dillon, Madison, Rebecca and Jake. Loving sister to Mae Monforton (Ron), late Pete Renaud (2006), late Marilyn Broderick (2008), late Betty Anne Calderone Peach (2012) and surviving husband Vince Calderone. A very generous and giving person to everyone, Cecile was a dedicated friend that was loved by everyone who knew her. She was also very outgoing and fun loving. She will be greatly missed by everyone, especially by her furry friend Max. At Cecile’s request cremation has taken place. Friends are welcome to join the family for a committal service to honour Cecile’s life on Friday November 21, 2014 at 11:00 am at Heavenly Rest Cemetery, St. Francis Mausoleum (5005 Howard Ave., LaSalle). In kindness, donations to the Hospice of Windsor- Essex County would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to WINDSOR CHAPEL  FUNERAL HOME (Main Chapel) 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E 519-253-7234. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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GIRARD, Lillian (nee Ireland)

Posted by on November 20, 2014

Girard
Born December 3, 1917 in Windsor. Passed away peacefully on November 17, 2014 at Extendicare Tecumseh. Survived by her son Charles Girard, daughter Ruth Anne Oprenchok (late husband Jimmy). Cherished grandmother to Patrick Girard, Michelle Quennville (Niles), Monique Girard, Karen Oprenchok, Nancy Fry (Greg) and predeceased by Steven Girard. Dear Great grandmother of Sara Girard, Colin Girard, Lauren Fry and Adam Fry. Great great grandmother of Jonathon Girard. Lillian is survived by her sisters Eveline Strudwick and Betty Shaw. Predeceased by brothers Ernest Ireland, Clarence Ireland, Charles Ireland, sisters Marie Lawrie, Marjorie Cooney and Florence Peltier. Dear friend of Shari Fazekas and the late Sam Fazekas. Lillian and her late husband Francis were founding members of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Windsor. Thank you to the excellent Caregivers at Extendicare Tecumseh for their patience, love and kindness while caring for Lillian. Visiting at the WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Main Chapel) 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. 519-253-7234 on Thursday November 20, 2014 from 7-9pm. Parish prayers Thursday at 7:30pm. Relatives and friends will be received at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish (804 Grand Marais Rd. E.) on Friday November 21, 2014 from 10:30 am until time of Funeral Mass at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at St. Alphonsus Cemetery. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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McGHIE, Amy Eva Grace

Posted by on November 20, 2014

McGHIE, Amy Eva Grace
Passed away peacefully on November 16, 2014 at Windsor Regional Hospital Met Campus at the age of 60 years. Beloved wife of Robert McGhie. Loving mother of Jeffery (Nicole), Brittany, Donald (Paula), and Russell (Mary). Cherished grandmother of Emily, Willow, Emma, and Russell. Lovingly rememberd by her brother Gord and sisters Vickie and Stephanie. Predeceased by her brothers Russell and Jamie and sister-in-law Barbara. Amy was very active as a leader in Brownies and Girl Guides. She was also a volunteer with the Can Am Center. Perhaps her greatest joy was her involvement in all of her grandkid’s activities. Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Main Chapel) 519-253-7234, 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Donations made to the Windsor Essex County Cancer Center Foundation (Lung Cancer) in memory of Amy are welcomed and appreciated by the family. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared at www.windsorchapel.com

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PAQUETTE, Charles Marshall ” Chuck”

Posted by on November 20, 2014

PaquettePAQUETTE, Charles Marshall ” Chuck”
Peacefully at the age of 81 years on November 16, 2014. Beloved & loving husband to Grace sharing 61 years of marriage. Cherished father to Jerri Paquette ( Mario ), Terri Paquette Roose ( Doug ), Charles Paquette ( Tess ) and Kelli Paquette. Adored Papa to 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Predeceased by 3 brothers and 1 sister. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Charles was a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus ( USA ). Cremation has taken place. Everyone is welcome to join Charles family on Thursday November 20, 2014 at Windsor Chapel Funeral Home ( Main Chapel ) 1700 Tecumseh Rd E ( 519-253-7234 ) from 1:00 PM until time of memorial service at 2:00 PM in the chapel. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Assumption Church – Restoration Fund ( envelopes available at the funeral home ). On-line condolences and shared memories may be made at www.windsorchapel.com.

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PONTONI, Sergio

Posted by on November 20, 2014

Co mi jevi la matiPontonine,
cjali ator il mont e il plan,
une vôs tal cûr mi dîs,
sta content tu sês furlan!

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sergio Pontoni, a loving husband, father and nonno on November 16, 2014. Sergio was born on August 23, 1933 in Cjarpenet (Pz.d.Fr., Udin), Friûl (Italy) and was the eighth and youngest child of Luigi Pontoni and Gemma Zanini. He is survived by his wife Renata Bucciol with whom he celebrated 50 years of marriage, his children: Nadia (Alan), Andrea (Sandra), and Stefano Pontoni; and his treasured grandchildren: Sabreena, Alessandra, and Matteo Pontoni, Gemma and Loris Fontanin. He is survived by his sister Anita and many relatives throughout Europe and Canada, and predeceased by his siblings: Duilio, Li Cinio, Elvira, Iolanda, Giuseppe, and Vellino. Sergio embodied the wonderful Friulian traits and values of strength, intelligence, hard work and humility which served as a great example to his family. He was a voracious reader, prolific traveler, passionate gardener, bocce player, and wine maker. Sergio loved cultural pursuits and was an admirer of Bocelli, Buti, Chaplin, Da Vinci, Di Stefano and Pavarotti. He was also an avid supporter of his beloved Udinese and Azzurri soccer clubs. While proud of his heritage, he was also a proud Canadian, and as a young man discovered many corners of Canada by living and working as a skilled tradesman in Halifax, Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton, Winnipeg, Toronto and finally Windsor where he worked for Ford Motor Company and was a member of the Fogolar Furlan Club. He will be honoured and remembered during visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Main Chapel) 519-253-7234 1700 Tecumseh Rd. East on Wednesday November 19, 2014 from 2-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Parish prayers Wednesday at 4:00 pm. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 10:00 am from the funeral home then to Our Lady of Perpetual Help for Words of Remembrance at 10:45 am followed by Funeral Mass at 11:00 am. Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Donations in memory of Sergio 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.

“If any of you cry at my funeral, I’ll never speak to you again.” – Stan Laurel

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Michael Wilk

Posted by on November 20, 2014

Wilk NEWMichael Wilk
November 21, 1924-November 16, 2014

Peacefully, surrounded by family, this loving and gentle man was welcomed home by God on November 16, 2014 at Windsor Regional Hospital, Metropolitan Campus. He will be deeply missed by his wife and best friend of 67 years Natalia (Nettie), his children Carol Ann (+Patrick McDonald), Mary Jane (Gord Peterson) and Michael Joseph. He was beloved Dido to grandchildren Mary Lauren Schmidlin (Michael), Caitlin Mollard (Joseph), Talia Morrissey, Andrew Peterson, Julie Lauria (Brett), Maxym Wilk, and Nikola Wilk. He is also missed by his sister, Maria in Kazakstan, and his sister-in-law Jarislava (Jerry) Woloch (+Tony). Uncle Mike was also beloved by his many nieces and nephews.
Mike lived his life with an unwavering faith in God, positive view of life, and devotion to his family. He was a man of humility and integrity who never failed to see the best in others and in return, he was loved and respected by all who knew him. He greeted everyone with a warm smile and genuine caring.
Mike was born in Turinka, Ukraine (under Polish rule), and came to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan in 1938 as an orphan at the age of 13 where he was adopted by family. As a proud new Canadian, he enlisted in the Canadian Army and served overseas from 1941–1946, where he saw active battle on the front lines, including landing on Juno Beach during the epic Battle of Normandy. During his military service, he was awarded the France and Germany Medal, the 1939-45 Star, the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, and the War Medal (1939-45). In addition, he was the Boxing Champion, Heavyweight Class, 3rd Division Infantry of Northwest Europe. Mike was also awarded the “Thank You Canada Medal”, to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Liberation of Holland, in appreciation from the Dutch people.
After the war, Mike came to Windsor, Ontario, where he met Nettie, the love of his life, at a dance at the Ukrainian hall on his first day in town, and they were married 14 months later. Mike worked for 35 years at Hiram Walker where his great work ethic, talent and creativity helped him earn the title “Chief Photographer” until his retirement in 1987. He earned his Professional Photographer designation from the prestigious Winona School of Photography. During his amazing career, he photographed many celebrities and politicians, among them Ronald Reagan, Robert F. Kennedy, and was the official family photographer of Finance Minister Paul Martin Sr., whose son, Paul Martin Jr. became the Prime Minister of Canada. He had the opportunity to travel extensively across North America, including a trip to New York City on the Concorde where his assignment was in one of the Twin Towers. His work has been featured in many publications, including “Sign of the Times”; the Art Gallery of Windsor’s, “Uncommon Cookbook, Volumes I & II”; as well as “Ukrainian Easter” and “Ukrainian Christmas”, written by his niece, Mary Ann Woloch Vaughn. With Nettie always at his side, Mike was also the “visual recorder” and cast photographer of the Windsor Light Opera Association for over 60 years. Through the years, he photographed most of Windsor’s Ukrainian community, taking pictures at cultural and religious events at Church and throughout the city.
Special thanks to Pastor Fr. Eugene Halitsky for his unwavering spiritual support, and Mike’s many caregivers throughout his last journey. He always appreciated and thanked everyone for their help.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Windsor Chapel Funeral Home (Main Chapel), 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E., Windsor, ON (519-253-7234). On that day, there will be a Veterans’ Honour Guard ceremony to recognize Mike’s service to his country at 4:30 p.m. and Panahyda (Parish prayers) at 7:30 p.m. On Friday, November 21, 2014, Mike’s 90th birthday, we will celebrate his life with visitation from 10:30 a.m. at Sts. Vladimir and Olga Ukrainian Catholic Church, 601 Lake Trail Drive, Windsor, ON (519-254-7927) until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sts. Vladimir and Olga Ukrainian Catholic Church Building Fund, or to the Hospice of Windsor & Essex County. www.windsorchapel.com

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GINGRAS, Raymonde Aline (nee Lebel)

Posted by on November 20, 2014

GingrasGINGRAS, Raymonde Aline (nee Lebel)
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and daughter on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the age of 65. Loving wife of 44 years of André Gingras. Devoted mother of Brenda and Ted Paquette, Andréa and Vinny Hayes, and Laura and Dustin Anderson. Amazing grandmother to Kyle (Robby) Labelle, Chantelle (Jay) Makulski, Ronnie (Carly) Paquette, Reilly and Shannon Paquette, Jadyn, Abby Rose and Sophy Hayes, and McCallum and Declan Anderson. Cherished great grandmother of Brody and Bryan Labelle; and Daymian and Maycen Makulski. Beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Aimé and Thérèse Lebel. Twin sister of Raymond (Dolly) Lebel, sister of Ronald (Lori) Lebel and Diane Lebel. She will also be dearly missed by many brother and sister in laws, nieces, nephews, and extended family members as well as friends. In her spare time, Raymonde was an avid knitter. She also enjoyed playing solitare on her Ipad and going for her breakfast visits with her father and sister. She was a great cook and loved baking. She was looking forward with great anticipation to using her new stove. Above all, Raymonde immensely enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Main Chapel) 519-253-7234, 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. on Friday, November 21, 2014 from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral service on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the chapel. Cremation to follow. Donations made in memory of Raymonde to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario are welcomed and appreciated by the family. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared at www.windsorchapel.com

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KIERKUS, Witold Tadeusz

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KierkusKIERKUS, Witold Tadeusz

It is with great sadness that the family is announcing the passing of Dr. Witold T. Kierkus, age 84, at his home, on Friday, November 14, 2014. Born on May 27, 1930 in Warsaw, Poland, he immigrated to Calgary, Alberta, before settling in LaSalle, Ontario, where he lived with his family for the last four decades of his life. Dr. Kierkus was a mechanical engineer specializing in the discipline of thermodynamics. He worked as a professor at the University of Windsor between 1974 until his retirement in 1995; although he continued teaching, writing, and conducting research until shortly before his death. Dr. Kierkus is survived by his loving wife Daniela (to whom he was married for 58 years); his son, Pawel (Paul) (and wife Antoinette); son Christopher (and wife Marie); brother, Stanley Kierkus; sister-in-law Elizabeth Maslowska (and husband Zdzislaw); cousin Albert Rozner (and wife Krystyna); cousin Maria Kierkus, and other family in Warsaw, Poland. He will always be remembered for his inquisitive nature, sharp intellect, the bravery to seek a better life in a new country; and, most importantly, a deep and eternal love and devotion to his family. Relatives and friends are welcome to join together at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Parish (1035 Ellis St. E.) on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 to pay their respects from 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. There will be private committal prayers following the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be directed to The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation in Toronto, Ontario, Canada through their website, or to 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 9Z9. The family would also like to extend special thanks to Father Piotr Sanczenko, Mother Superior Malgorzata and the Polish Ursuline Sisters, Mrs. Teresa Fallenbuchl and family, Mr. and Mrs. Gord and Lyn Larose, Mrs. Janina Zielinska, Mrs. Marie Sheppert, Mr. Frank Wytka, many dear neighbors and friends, and the fine people affiliated with CCAC Service – Windsor/Essex for the care, compassion and friendship they provided to Dr. Kierkus. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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RACZ, Louis

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RaczRACZ, Louis
Passed away peacefully, with his family and friends by his side, on November 14, 2014 in Windsor, ON. Beloved husband of 45 years of Erzsébet (nee Varga). Lovingly remembered by his sister Emma Miklovic and his many nieces, nephews, and friends. Predeceased by his parents Louis and Piroska Racz, and his brothers Peter, Berti, and sister Erzsébet. Louis worked for Chrysler Canada for 23 years and was a long standing member of the Free Hungarian Reformed Church. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, EMS, and Windsor Police for their care and concern. A special Thank You to the staff at St. Elizabeth Home Health Care for their compassionate care of Louis. Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Main Chapel) 519-253-7234, 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E on Monday, November 17, 2014 from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral service on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the chapel. Rev. George Nagy officiating. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, if so desired, donations made in memory of Louis to St. Elizabeth Healthcare, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, or the Downtown Mission are welcomed and appreciated by the family. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared at www.windsorchapel.com

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TARNOVIETCHI, Maria “Mimi”

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TarnovietchiTARNOVIETCHI, Maria “Mimi”
Passed away peacefully on November 13, 2014 with her loving family by her side. Reunited with her grandson Stefan, adored son Eugene and husband Giuseppe Lapresa. Cherished grandma of Ashley Tarnovietchi, Stephanie Snyder and great grandson Eric Snyder. Maria will also be missed by many extended family members and the Romanian Community. Maria was a dedicated pediatric nurse in Romania. Upon immigrating to Canada in 1964, she then established Bruce Rest Home, Pine Valley Rest Home, The Stephanie Rest Home, Royal Palm Rest Home and A1A Rest Home. She will also be remembered for her generosity towards her family and in the community. Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Main Chapel) 519-253-7234 1700 Tecumseh Rd. East on Sunday November 16, 2014 from 3-5 and 7-9p.m. Prayers Sunday at 7:30p.m. Visiting continues on Monday, November 17, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at St. George’s Romanian Orthodox Cathedral (1960 Tecumseh Rd. East) at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Windsor Memorial Gardens. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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