TAYLOR, Margaret Therese (nee McIntyre)

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Our mother passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at Windsor Regional Hospital, Ouellette Campus, after a series of strokes on New Year’s Eve. Margaret is predeceased by her husband Raymond Wilson Taylor (1978), her son Paul Joseph Taylor (2001), her brother Gerald Joseph McIntyre (2010), and her great granddaughter Fiona Grace Kalaouzis (2016). Loving mother of Michael and Marilyn Taylor, Tom and Claudia Taylor, Robert Taylor and Carol Burns, Cathy and Bob Wilson, Martha and Brian Sinasac, Bill Taylor and Lisa Harris, Peggy and Frank Carlone, and Julie and Steve Dale. Adoring grandmother of 19: Sarah and Thomas, Ryan, Rachel and George, Laura and Tomasz, Mark and Jenna, Scott and Kayleigh, Kearon, Adrian, Stephanie, David, Rae, Natalie, Nicole, Alexander, Wren, Emily, Megan, Kiana, and Cameron. Proud great grandmother of Bray, Emery, Joshua, Matthew, Spencer, Cole, and Everett. Survived by her sister Mary McIntyre of Sarnia. Margaret was born and raised in London, the first born child of Agnes and Clarence McIntyre. She graduated in 1951 from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in London, and then settled in Windsor to work at Hotel Dieu Hospital and to start a family with Raymond. Our matriarch lives on through the legacy of her enormous family. Marg was strong and graceful, intelligent and witty. She loved being together as a family and showing pride in family achievements. Playing bridge with friends brought Marg great joy. She was a May Court volunteer and a charter member of the Widows and Widowers group. Margaret thrived in her final years at Kensington Court. If you desire, donations made to Transition to Betterness would be appreciated by the family. We offer special thanks to the Neurology Team at WRH for compassionate care of our mother and family. Visiting Friday from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave., South Windsor (519) 969-5841. On Saturday, friends are invited to meet at Corpus Christi Church (1400 Cabana Rd, Windsor) for a Mass of Resurrection at 11 am. Procession to internment at Heavenly Rest to follow. Share memories, photos, or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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LaFleur, Ramona Giselle (nee Bois)

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Peacefully, with family by her side, on January 6, 2018 in her 90th year. Beloved wife of 37 years to Clovis. Loving mother of Andre (Fran) Doiron, Maurice (Grace) Doiron, Susan (Don), Rachel (Mike), Michelle (Ron), Sheila (Larry), and Robin (Gino). Dear step-mother of Dela and Rena (John). Cherished Gerna of 23 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents, brothers and sisters. Survived by brother Ivan (Shirley) and sister Hugette (Marc). If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Wednesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Parish prayers 4:30pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Thursday, friends are invited to join the family after 9:30am at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (4401 Mt. Royal Drive) followed by Funeral Mass at 10:30am. Interment to follow Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Menard, Sherry Rene (nee Rollo)

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Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on January 7, 2018 at 61 years of age. Beloved wife of Daniel for 38 years. Cherished mother of Danielle (Soren), Samantha (Mike) McLean, Nicole (Karl). Loving daughter of Marge and Frank Rauth, and reunited with Gordon Rollo. Sherry will be sadly missed by her siblings, in-laws, nieces, nephews, her extended family and dear friends. If you so desire, donations to the Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Thursday 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Procession to Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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JONES, Brenna

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It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of our beloved Brenna on January 08, 2018 at 17 years of age surrounded by her family.  Precious daughter of Christine and Martin. Loving sister of Ryan and Rowan.   Beloved granddaughter of David and Margaret Murray and Terry and Mairead Jones. Treasured niece of James and Carmen Murray, Scott and Robyn Murray and Terri Jones-Hebblewhite and Nigel Hebblewhite. Adored cousin of Sophie and Eibhlin Murray, baby Murray (on the way), and “Uncle” Rob and  “Aunt” Sheryl Elliott. She had many cousins who treasured her company, the Holder/Jones family, the McHallams, the Ginnelly/Flannagan family in Ireland, and the Phillips/Cope family in England, and many others. She will be deeply missed by her Mummoo Melissa, Marty, sisters Priscilla and Cora, Landon, best friend and soulmate Jordan Chortos, and best girlfriend, Elyse Brunett.  She was cherished by those she met while on treatment, the doctors and nurses at London Children’s Hospital, those we met at Ronald McDonald house, Windsor’s Satellite clinic, and the friends she made at Camp Ooch, all enjoyed and shared her spirit and bravery in facing this demon Cancer.

Brenna was a spitfire, full of spunk, our little Sas-a frass. She faced life with fierce determination with everything and everyone she encountered. She loved her family passionately and was devoted to her closest friends. She was excited about life, and was unwavering in her enthusiasm for her art, and her desire to be an Animator.

She loved her time with family, and the times we spent on vacation together. Camping up north with our cousins, Aunts, and Uncles was one of her favorite times, and was looked forward to every year. Family dinners at Christmas, and New Years were cherished times as well. She was brave, she had unwavering courage, and she was determined to always be kind. We will always cherish the light she brought to our lives, because she shined bright, and we all felt her spirit and love radiating from within. We are comforted in knowing she is in God’s hands, watching over us, our angel in heaven.

If you so desire, these groups have been instrumental in helping Brenna, and our family along in this journey, through support, love, spirituality, and friendship.  Please consider donations to any of the following charities who are close to our hearts: ChildCan, Relentless Detroit, Little Hands for a Cause, TLC Foundation or Ronald McDonald House would be appreciated by the family. Visiting on Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 pm.  Funeral service on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Families First, 585 Sandwich Street South, Amherstburg 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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Tessier, Helen Jean (nee Dickson)

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Peacefully on January 09, 2018 at 87 years of age. Loving wife of the late Ernest Tessier (1996).  Step mother of Richard Tessier, the late Robert Tessier (2007) and wife Antoinette, the late Susan Wolf (2007).  Close and faithful friend of Helen Cameron. Survived by many step grandchildren residing in the United States.  A longtime employee of the GECDSB at Riverside High School. Helen was a former member of Riverside Presbyterian Church. If you so desire, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.  Arrangements entrusted to 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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MORAND, Mary (nee Prymack)

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Passed away peacefully on January 9, 2018 at 88 years of age. Loving wife of Denis for 64 years. Cherished mother of Denis (Catherine), Michael (Laura), Monica Kavanagh, Robert (Jacqueline), Christopher (Mary Kay). Special grandma of Nicole (Rob), the late David (1997), Suzanne, Lise (Alex), Patrick (Caitlin), Andrew, Tim, Daniel, Claire, Elise, Meaghan, Jillian and Grace. Dear aunt of Patrick, Dr. John Boyle and Dan Boyle and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents John and Annie Prymack. Sister of Gail (late Dr. Michael Boyle), Moe (Donna) and sister-in law of Joan Prymack. Predeceased by siblings Anthony, Wally, Helen Ekblad and Eva Newton. Mary’s many kind and loving ways will be remembered by family and friends. A special thank you for the compassionate care given by the staff at Huron Lodge. If you so desire, donations to the Charity of your choice. Visitation Friday 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with Parish Prayers at 4:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Saturday, family and friends are invited to meet at St. Anne Church (12233 Tecumseh Road E.) after 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m.. Procession to St. Anne Cemetery. Share memories or make a charitable donation online at FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Trelo, Ada (nee Marchisio)

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Passed away peacefully at home on January 9, 2018 at the age of 89. Loving wife of the late Frank. Beloved mother of Elaine and Kevin. Dear grandma of Kris, Carly (Dean), and Drew (Elle). Proud great-grandmother of Luna. Sister of the late Arturo (late Rose) and sister-in-law of John (Yolanda) and the late Steve (Donna). Ada, and her homemade biscotti, will be missed by many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends in Italy, Canada, and the USA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County. Visiting on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. and again on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. at Families First, 3260 Dougall Ave., South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment at a later date. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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BONDY, Mabel

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Peacefully at home on January 9, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Martin for 62 years. Loving mother of Danny (Liz), Dennis (Mary), David, Douglas, Diane (Glenn), Deborah (Larry Crep). Will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Claytan (Christopher), Candice, Michael (Diane), Christopher (Courtney), Richard (Valerie), Marc (Tricia), Jillian (Jeremy), Justin, Jordynn (Al), Nicholas, and 8 great grandchildren. Survived by her siblings June Staff and Edward (Margaret) Abraham. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. If you choose, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or charity of your choice.  Visiting on Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Friends are invited to join the family at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 4401 Mount Royal Drive, on Friday after 10:00 a.m. for a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Entombment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

“I’ve got my love to keep me warm.”

 

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BARRETTE, Lawrence

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Lawrence passed away peacefully at Hospice of Windsor on January 9, 2018 following a courageous battle with cancer.  Devoted husband of Yvonne (nee Lessard) his side-kick for more than 50 years.  As legend would have it Daisy, Rosie, Dolly, Bones and Noelle will be waiting for him at the Rainbow Bridge.  Lawrence is the son of Ernest (1991) and Eva (1978).  Predeceased by Marianne (1931), Ernest Jr. (1931), Rita (1935), Marguerite (1946), Frank (2012)(Doreen), Gerald (2003)(Pauline), Rosaire (2005).  Survived by Armand & Annette, Jeanne Schives, and Corinne & Maurice Pinsonneault.  Beloved son-in-law of Alfred (1989) and Evelyn Lessard (2005).  Brother-in-law to Ed Lessard (Beatrice, 1989)(Margaret, 2005), Leo Lessard (Vicky, 2014), Ted & Elaine Lessard, Fred Lessard, Pat & George Krakana, and Dolores & Bill Lessard.  Lawrence was also loved by many nieces and nephews who were like his children.  Lawrence was happiest when he was on his John Deere helping our neighbors push snow or any other job that required the Big Green Machine.  He enjoyed many quiet hours in his bush with the animals who thought he was St. Francis.  After working at Fauteux for 34.5 years he started up LB Trucking for a successful 10 year run.  This was one of his proudest achievements.  Lawrence was a mellow man of few words who easily earned the respect of others.  Hon. Life Member of Knights of Columbus, Fr. Nicholas Point Council 4375. A special thank you goes out to my families: the Barrette’s, the Lessard’s, & the Krakana’s for their support & encouragement .  Thank you to my neighbors and friends old and new who were there for me no matter what.  A heartfelt thank you to my brother Leo who opened his heart and home to me while Lawrence was at Hospice.  We were “roomies” for the duration of this journey.  Also thanks to CCAC for all their care over the past two years.  The staff at Hospice took excellent care of Lawrence during the last lap of his journey.  Their kindness to both Lawrence and I was exceptional.  Dr. Loebach – your visits to Lawrence at Hospice brought comfort to him when he needed it most.  Donations to Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated.  Visitation Thursday from 3- 9 p.m.  K of C Prayers 7:30 p.m. Funeral Friday 10 a.m. from FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841 to St. Anne  Church, 12233 Tecumseh Rd E for words of remembrance at 11 a.m. followed by funeral Mass.  Burial St.  Anne Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

‘Til we meet again LB

A heartfelt thank you to my brother Leo who opened his heart <3 and home to me while Lawrence was at Hospice.

 

 

 

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KELLY, John J. “Jack”

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Passed away on January 10th, 2018 after an unexpected event, with family by his side. Beloved husband of the late Florence (2009). Dear father of John (Maureen) of Georgetown, Michael (Jacqueline) of Grimsby, Christopher (Mary) of Windsor. Proud grandfather of Sean, Kate, Rachelle, Colin, John, Ryan and great-grandfather of Lachlan & Annabelle. Survived by sister-in-law Agnes Gauthier and will be missed by several nieces and nephews. Pre-deceased by his parents Cornelius & Nellie, and his sister Marion. Jack was born in St. Mary’s Ontario, and was a proud Pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal Air Force serving in Canada and Overseas from 1942-1945. He was president of the Air Force Club of Windsor (RCL Branch#364). He was the first Chartered Member of the Royal Canadian Air Force Association in Windsor. Jack was an insurance salesman for Sun Life of Canada for 25 years. He then worked for the City of Windsor initially in the Social Services Department and then as the Head Property Negotiator until his retirement in 1990. He enjoyed his retirement and doting on his grandchildren.  The family wishes to express their thanks to the staff at W.R.H., Ouellette Campus, especially the Emergency Department and the nurses and physicians on the 6th floor.  We also wish to thank the staff at Amy’s Helping Hands, especially Lynn, Marjaneh and Genevieve for their care over the past year and the staff at the Alzheimer’s Society Day Away Program.  If you so desire, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or the United Way would be appreciated by the family.

Visiting Monday 3-5pm & 7-9pm. Veteran’s Memorial Service under the auspices of the Windsor Veteran’s Memorial Service Committee at 4pm and Parish Prayers at 7:30pm at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Tuesday, family and friends are invited to meet after 10am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (834 Raymo Rd.) followed by Funeral Mass at 11am. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.

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ST. LOUIS, Mavis Leona (nee Wollison)

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Born March 23, 1938 passed away peacefully on January 10, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Edgar (2003). Cherished mother of Vickie (Rudy 2012) Bickford, and Richard St. Louis (Judy). Adored grandma of Amy Lynn Kelly and Ryan & Kristen Kelly. Sweet Great-Grandma of Ivy Analynn Kelly. Predeceased by her loving parents Ernest and Leona Wollison. Loving sister of Ernie (Yvonne 2012), Donna (2011) & (Jack 1996), Les (Darlene), Bob (Sandy), Gary (Gerry), Lynda (Roger), Allen (Debbie). Loved sister-in-law of Maurice St. Louis and Rita Leonard. Cherished Aunt Mavis will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews, Mavis loved her Detroit Tigers and enjoyed the casino with her sisters. If you so desire, donations may be made to the Lung Association. Visiting Friday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Saturday 1:00 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment to follow at Victoria Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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MAYES: Eloise of Strathroy, Ontario

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At St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, January 11th, 2018. Eloise Mayes of Strathroy at the age 87. Predeceased by her husband Don Mayes (1996).
Survived by her brother Robert Williams of Michigan. Eloise worked with the law office of Jones, Gibbons and Reis for many years and was well thought of in Strathroy.

Visitation will take place at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 from 10 to 11 am and will be followed with a funeral service at 11 am. Interment Strathroy cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Strathroy Legion would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Share a memory at www.denning.ca 519 245-1023

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BERTHIAUME: Réal-Roq de Pointe-au-Chêne

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Réal-Roq Berthiaume 22 mai 1955 – 2 janvier 2018

C’est avec une grande tristesse que nous vous annonçons le décès de Réal-Roq Berthiaume, aussi connu comme Roch, de Pointe-au-Chêne, Québec, décédé subitement à la maison le mardi 2 janvier 2018 à l’âge de 62 ans.

Ses frères et sa soeur, René (Carole Larocque), feu Noël (Carole Beaulieu), Yves (Ginette Desjardins), Robert (Linda Paquette) et Élise se souviendront à jamais de leur frère qui a été à la fois unique et bohème. Parlez-en à ces nombreux neveux et nièces, Annie (Michael MacDonald), Jean-René (Joëlle Filiatrault), sa filleule Claude-Élise (Diego Cruz Lora), Pascale (Gérald Dragon), Étienne, Lysane (Michel Cousineau), Marie-Lyne (Tom Hall), Catherine (Marc-André Gascon), Olivier (Ghislain Girouard), Laurence (Alex Levaque) et Geneviève (Mathieu Girard) pour qui les bons moments passés en sa compagnie resteront gravés dans leur mémoire. Tous ont des anecdotes différentes à raconter. Ses petits neveux et nièces, Zan, Noah, Mathis, Coralie, Frédérique, Tommy, Daphne, Nicholas, Émilie et Noelie, ont également partagé de moments cocasses avec lui.

Il est parti rapidement de leur vue mais il est maintenant ailleurs, à un endroit où il est maintenant réuni avec ses parents, Noël Berthiaume et Armande Tittley ainsi que son parrain et sa marraine, Rhéal Ranger et Lorraine Tittley. Il sera également manqué par ses nombreux oncles, tantes, cousins, cousines et ami(e)s.

Réal-Roq était un homme passionné, distingué et rebelle à ses heures. Il a fait beaucoup de théâtre avec la troupe Justin Martin. Il épousa au cours de sa vie plusieurs causes et l’actualité retenait particulièrement son attention ainsi que la culture, la race humaine, les traditions et les coutumes. Il aimait bien partager ses expériences de voyages en Écosse et en Californie en famille. La culture asiatique était la culture qu’il affectionnait le plus. Il a eu la chance d’aller visiter la Chine. Mais plus que tout, sa passion pour la politique et pas n’importe laquelle, celle du Québec, a souvent apporté de bonnes discussions autour de la table en prenant une bière en famille et amis.

La famille invite vous, qui avez fait partie de sa vie au Salon Funéraire Familial Berthiaume, 416, rue McGill, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877)-632-8511, le mardi 16 janvier de 14 h à 20 h afin de partager et se rappeler des moments passés avec lui. La cérémonie religieuse aura lieu en la Paroisse Saint-Pierre-Apôtre de Hawkesbury le mercredi 17 janvier à 14 h.

Vos dons en sa mémoire peuvent être faits au Centre Régional de la santé mentale et toxicomanie (Fondation HGH), 101-175, rue Main Ouest, Hawkesbury, Ontario, K6A 2H3.

Pour condoléances par télécopieur 613- 632-1065 ou visitez notre site web au www.salonfuneraireberthiaume.com

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BLAIR, Allison of Cobourg, Ontario

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Passed away on Monday January 8, 2018 at the Golden Plough Lodge, Cobourg, in her 90th year.  Beloved wife of the late Alastair Blair.  Loving mother of Anne Blair and the late Joan.  Proud grandmother of Kelly Koch and Patrick Sharp.  Dear aunt to Andrew Cook (Tracy).  A private family service will take place at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Friends of Schizophrenia or a charity of your choice.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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BROMAROFF, Brenda of Sarnia

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BROMAROFF, BRENDA – At Bluewater Health on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, Brenda Lee (Jolly) Bromaroff, age 60 of Sarnia passed away. She was the wife of the late Don Bromaroff (2015) and loving mother of Jody St. Pierre (Matthew), Diana (Franky) Bromaroff, Amy Bromaroff and Jimmy Bromaroff, dear grandmother of Shelby, Jayla, Preston, Sati and Arizona. She is also survived brother Raymond and Ronnie Jolly and sisters Mona Jolly Debbie Hayes. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Cremation has taken place and private family committal service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery.  Memorial donations made in memory of Brenda to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St, Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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CANTIN: Velma Anne (Weeres) of St. Joseph, formerly of Royal Oak Michigan

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April 20, 1920   –   January 7, 2018

Peacefully in her 98th year, Velma passed away after a long, full life surrounded by family.  Born in Malta, Montana, she moved to Washington, D.C. where she met the love of her life Napoleon.  They moved to Royal Oak, Michigan where they raised their family, and eventually enjoyed a wonderful retirement in St. Joseph, Ontario. They loved to entertain family and friends at their home on Lake Huron.  She loved visiting, regaling stories of days gone by, and cards of course.  Her smile was infectious, and her words always spoken so softly and sincere as they were sure to warm the heart.

Velma is survived by her three sons, Richard and Judy, Michael and Laura, and Robert, her grandchildren David, James (Mandy), Nicole (Greg), Steven (Christine), Renee, Suzann, Sydney and Mitchell, her great-grandchildren Hannah, Rebecca, Kelsey, Jack, Ashley and Chad, and her brother Harold (Del) Weeres. She joins her husband Napoleon, her sister Grace, her brothers Mervin and Merle, her daughter-in-law Joann and her great-grandson Michael in eternal rest.

Velma touched the lives of so many people over the years.  Her involvement in preserving the history of St. Joseph was unwavering.  She held a strong devotion to Saint Andre’ and was deeply rooted in her faith.   It would be difficult to find anyone in St. Joseph today who doesn’t hold a fond memory of this wonderful, caring and classy woman.

Velma was a warm inspiration to so many people, both family and friends.  We will continue to cherish these memories and count ourselves lucky to have known and loved her.  May she rest in peace knowing the profound and positive influence she had on so many lives.

JMJ, St. Andre’, pray for us

Friends may call at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, 73334 Bluewater Highway, Zurich (St. Joseph), on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 10 AM until the time of the Funeral Mass which will be held at 11 AM. Father Matthew George, presiding. Interment St. Peter’s Cemetery, St. Joseph.

Donations to St Andre’s Garden Project through St. Peter’s Church would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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COLES; Kathleen of Barrie

Posted by on January 11, 2018

Life Member of the ANAF Women’s Auxiliary and Member of Holy Spirit CWL

Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 with her loving family at her side. Kay Coles in her 90th year, beloved wife of the late Milton Coles. Dear mother of Patrick Coles and the late Glen, Kenneth and Edward Coles.  Kay will be remembered as a loving mother in-law to Charlene and Cherrie Coles and the cherished grandmother of Jason and Joshua Coles. Sister of Frances Ryan and cherished aunt of Dorine Dubreuil, Patsy Baguley, Lynda Woolner and Barry Kearns. Friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Sunday from 2 – 5 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Holy Spirit Catholic Church 650 Essa Road, Barrie on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 11 o’clock a.m. Interment St. James Catholic Cemetery Colgan. Memorial donations to Holy Spirit Catholic Church or the Royal Victoria Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Murray, Frances Beatty of Sarnia

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Frances Beatty Murray passed away peacefully on Monday January 8, 2018 at Sumac Lodge in Sarnia at the age of 98. She was the dear wife of the late John David “Bunt “Murray, beloved mother of  John “JD” Murray and of Ann Ino, husband Alan and loving grandmother of Chris Hartford, Melissa Hartford and Robert Ino. “Gee” as she was affectionately known, was a lifelong residence of Sarnia and was a committed volunteer in her community. She was an active member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church and the woman’s organization I.O.D.E. Gee was loved for her sweet easy going disposition, and quick laugh. In addition, she was well regarded for her amazing cooking and baking skills. Over the years, family and friends alike enjoyed Gee’s homemade bread, homemade pies and memorable Sunday roast beef dinners. My brother and I would like to thank the staff at Sumac Lodge for their wonderful care of our mother over these last years. A memorial service will be held at D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9 on February 8th, 2018 at 12:00 noon. A luncheon reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made to the charity of choice at www.canadahelps.org.

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.

                                                                                                                                                         Cecil Alexander

 

 

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Kuyer, Willem “Bill” of Wallaceburg, Ontario

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Mr. Willem “Bill” K.E. Kuyer, a resident of Wallaceburg, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the age of 66.
Bill is resting at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home Ltd. 639 Elgin St., Wallaceburg.
Following his wishes, cremation will take place. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Pet and Wildlife Rescue may be left at the funeral home.

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RENES-VAN GOETHEM, Josephine Maria “Josie”, of Sarnia

RENES-VAN GOETHEM (Wygergangs), Josephine “Josie” – Peacefully with her daughter by her side, Josie passed away at Marshall Gowland Manor on Saturday January 6, 2018 in her 84th year. Loving mother of Nancy (Bruce) Cater and grandmother of Heather (Jim), Tiffany, Bryan and Tyler Cater. Stepmother to Tonny (Cees) Westgeest and John (Sharon) Schurink. Step grandmother to Mark (Tirza) Westgeest and step great grandmother to Sam Westgeest. Survived by her brother Henry (Ingrid) Wygergangs, sister-in-law Nellie Wygergangs and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Lambertus and Antonia Wygergangs; her first husband Ed Van Goethem (1987); her second husband Bert Renes (2015); her brothers Joe, Peter and Albert; and her sisters Mary and Jane. Josie was born in Berlicum, Netherlands and came to the Sarnia area with her parents and siblings in 1950. In 1993, she married Bert Renes and lived in London until she moved back to Sarnia in May 2017. She will be lovingly remembered by all her extended family and friends in Canada and Holland. We will all remember Josie as a loving, caring and generous person who always put the needs of others ahead of her own. We want to thank all the staff at Marshall Gowland Manor for their patience and exceptional care. Friends and family will be received at McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St. Sarnia on Thursday January 11, 2018 at 7 – 9 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday January 12, 2018 at 11:00, at Sacred Heart Church. Interment at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of symphony, friends who wish may make donations to Alzheimer’s Society, 420 East St. N., Sarnia, N7T 6Y5. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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BYLSMA: Jacqueline Jane of Strathroy

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Bylsma. Jacqueline Jane

Jacqueline Jane Bylsma (nee Pranger) May 17th, 1964- January 10th, 2018. After a courageous battle with cancer- acute myeloid leukemia for 14 months, the Lord in his time took to himself into eternal glory our beloved wife, mother, daughter and sister. Beloved wife of Rick (Ritchie) W. Bylsma for 32 years. Mother of Jason and Carissa (Hamoen) Bylsma, Nicolis Bylsma and Jaylynn Bylsma. Daughter of Jacob and Connie Pranger of Strathroy. Sister of Helen Pranger of B.C, Harry and Wendy Pranger of Ilderton, David and Marilyn Pranger of Strathroy, Jack and Jennifer Pranger of Strathroy, Kathleen and Len Burke of St. Thomas, Susan and Shaine Isaac of Alberta, and Paul Pranger of Florida. Sister-in-law of Diana and Bert Kingma of Hamilton, Teresa Bylsma of London, Annette Bylsma of London, and Alice and Charly Salomons of Strathroy. Predeceased by her in-laws Tjibbie (1994) and Sjoukje (2010) Bylsma and brother-in-law Minco Bylsma (1980). Visitation will be held on Monday, January 15th, 2018 from 2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. and 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. at Grace Canadian Reformed Church at Kerwood. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 16th at Providence United Reformed Church, Strathroy at 11a.m. Interment to follow at Strathroy Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Deacons at the Canadian Reformed Church of Kerwood. Online condolences and donations may be left at denning.ca. Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF STRATHROY.

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ALLAN, Marilyn Anne, of Sarnia

ALLAN, Marilyn Anne – Peacefully, with her family at her side, Marilyn Allan died at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Monday, January 8, 2018. Loving mother of Rod Gowrie & his wife Cindy and Kim Inchley (Jeff) Sarnia. Cherished grandmother of Rachel Baugh and step-grandmother of Kaitlin Dickie, Hillary Waldie (Shawn), Jessika Kiernan (Jordan) and Sarah Kiernan. Sister of Douglas Allan, Courtright. Predeceased by her son Jamie Gowrie, sister Elizabeth Berry and her parents Lyle & Phyllis Allan. A treasured aunt, cousin and friend to so many whom she loved with all her heart and enjoyed expressing her affection with small treasures found on shopping excursions or special homemade treats, she will be dearly missed by many. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life to be held at a later date and private interment at Bear Creek Cemetery will be held September 2018. Arrangements entrusted to the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia 519-344-3131. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to St Joseph’s Hospice. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Moore, Edith Sophia

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Passed peacefully with family by her side on January 5, 2018 at the age of 81. Reunited with her loving husband Jack and her son Collin. Loving mother to Rick Bigness and his wife Nancy, John Moore and his wife Rhonda and Wendy Drydak and her husband Ken. Cherished Grandma to Chris, Andy (Laurie), Jill, Greg, Kevin (Kirsten), Kristie (Richard), and Jason (Cori). Proud great-grandmother to Jack, Isla, Maya, Aaron, Makenna and Carter. Dear sister to Mary Oleksik and her husband, the late Ernie, and the late Fran Vancoughnett. Best friend to Mary-Beth. She will be missed and remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Edith’s greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren. A special thank you to each staff member at Extendicare Tecumseh for their care and compassion. Memorial visitation to take place at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Road, East 519-253-7234 on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 12 noon until the time of Edith’s memorial service at 1:00 pm. In keeping with Edith’s wishes, cremation has taken place. In kindness, memorial donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Cherished memories and online condolences can be made to www.windsorchapel.com

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Swiatoschik, Laura

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It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Laura Swiatoschik on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at the age of 95. Predeceased by her husband Nicholas (“Nick”) (1994) and infant son Lonny (1952). Loving and devoted mother to Janice Tughan (Philip), Valerie, Kerry, Robert (Sylvia) and Ronie. Cherished Baba to Kevin (fiancee Shelbi), Eric, Nicholas, Jack, Thomas and Kristen. Laura will be sadly missed by her sister-in-law Olga Casey and God daughter Lynda Mastronardi (Bob). Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Laura loved gardening, singing and playing the piano and mandolin. Mom’s perogie, cabbage rolls and deep-dish apple pie were always greatly enjoyed at family gatherings. Thank you to the supportive and caring staff at Devonshire Seniors Residence and the various services provided by CCAC. Cremation has already taken place. Friends may call at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E, 519-253-7234 on Saturday January 6, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until time of Memorial Service the Chapel at 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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Batto, Elyass

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Passed away on January 9, 2018 at Windsor Regional Hospital – Metropolitan Campus. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 10 from Holy Family Chaldean Catholic Church to Windsor Memorial Gardens cemetery for burial. Condolences may be left at www.windsorchapel.com

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