BIGRAS: Gaetan Claude

Posted by on January 20, 2015

Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at Bluewater Health, Gaetan Claude Bigras passed away at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Mary Bigras. Loving  father of Leo (Diane), James (Tracy) and the late Michelle (Joe). Cherished grandfather of Chad (Nicole), Rachel, Mitchell, Shelby and Olivia. Treasured great-grandfather of Maddox and Harper. Predeceased by his parents James and Juliett and his brothers Rajean and Real. Gaetan was a proud retired member of the Carpenter’s Local 1256 of Sarnia. He was an avid Montreal Canadiens fan and an animal lover. Gaetan lived every day to its fullest, and was a passionate and loving family man. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held at St. Benedict’s Church, 1011 Oak Ave, Sarnia, on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Sarnia and District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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HOLT, Andrew James “Andy” of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on January 19, 2015

HoltAndy webIt is with much love and great sadness that Andy’s family announces his sudden and unexpected passing. A Celebration of Life will be held on January 25th, 2015 at 2 pm at Trinity United Church (Corner of Division and Chapel St., in Cobourg). Andy leaves to mourn: his wife Carol; daughters Lauren and Sarah; mother Mary; brothers Ken (Cathy), Ross (Pam), Doug (Miriam); sister Jenn (David); his mother & father-in-law Duane and Irene Stewart; sisters-in-law Dana (Elizabeth) and Sheri; brother-in-law David (Lisa); numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and associates. In loving memory of Andy, donations may be made to Trinity United Church, Cobourg or Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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CARRIER: Paul Denis of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on January 19, 2015

CARPaul CarrierRIER – Paul Denis of St. Thomas passed away surrounded by the love of his family on January 18, 2015 at the age of 57.  Beloved husband of Julie Carrier (nee Komarnicki).  Paul is survived by his siblings Brian Clydesdale of London, Geoff (Dana) Clydesdale and their children Jessica and Ryan of California, Cheryl (Bill) Mennill of London; step-father Steve Openshaw, mother-in-law Mary Komarnicki, brother-in-law Steven Komarnicki, and his sister-in-law Diane (Peter) Briffet; and several other nieces and nephews. Paul had retired after working for 30 years for the Ford Motor Company.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Friday, January 23, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00pm.  The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 1:30pm.  Private interment of ashes at a later date.  If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or F&C.S. – Foster Care would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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WARNER: Ronald Gordon

Posted by on January 19, 2015

WARNER:  Ronald Gordon

Suddenly on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at the Kingston General Hospital in his 84th year.  Beloved husband of Norma Lemmon.  Loved father of Karen Bryans (John), Gordon (Patty) and the late Nancy Pellow (Terry).  Fondly remembered by his grandchildren David & Matthew, Emma, Amy & Anne, Dianne & Sydney and great grandchildren Charlize, Scarlett & Trey, Samantha, Katelyn & Daniel.  The family will receive friends at the PAUL G. PAYNE FUNERAL HOME, Main St., Odessa 613-386-7373 on Thursday, January 22nd from 11am to 1pm.  Funeral service will be held at 1pm in the funeral home with Rev. A. Lasher officiating.  Interment Yarker Riverview Cemetery in the spring.  As expressions of sympathy the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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RAPOSO: Maria of Woodstock

Posted by on January 19, 2015

RAPOSO, Maria – Peacefully at the Woodstock Hospital , with her family present, on Monday, January 19, 2015 in her 83rd year.  Beloved wife of the late Jose Raposo (1992).  Loving mother of Olivia Raposo, Teresa (Raposo) Pratt, Margaret (Raposo) McKenzie and Dianne Brownrigg (Darren).  Proud Vavó of Reese McKenzie, Katelyn Brownrigg, Adrienne Brownrigg and Spencer McKenzie.  Survived by her sister Albertina Moniz.  Maria will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and extended family.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm.  Parish prayers will be said at 4 pm.  A funeral mass will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish , 1420 Devonshire Ave, Woodstock on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 11:30 am with Father Rick Dales as celebrant.  A spring interment will take place at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Oxford, Canadian Mental Health Association or the Parkinson Society of Canada would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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STOFFLE: Fred of London

Posted by on January 19, 2015

Stoffle MR Inside (edited)STOFFLE, Fred – Passed away peacefully at University Hospital, London, on Sunday, January 18, 2015, at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Frances for 64 years. Loving father of Kathy (Clark), Frank (Georgina) and Chuck (Anne). Wonderful Ota to Nicole (Eli), Todd, Charlene and Michael. Dear brother to Ann and Uncle to Erica. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. as well as one hour prior to the Celebration of Life being held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the London Health Sciences Foundation. For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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Podolsky, Robert “Bob”

Posted by on January 19, 2015

web_Podolsky_RobertPeacefully on January 19, 2015 at the age of 89. Loving husband of 67 years of Glenita. Dear father of Nancy Leavoy, Michael, Joyce (2007) and Jan Power (2010) and son-in-law Ambrose. Cherished Grandfather of Michael (Sarah) Power, Nicholas (Eve) Podolsky, Aubrey and Adrien Podolsky. Great grandfather of Jager. Bob retired 37 years ago as a Staff Sergeant from the Windsor Police Service. Many thanks to the staff at Hotel Dieu Grace Health Care (Dr. Y. Emara Centre) for their kind and compassionate care during the last months of his life. Cremation has taken place. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Memorial Visitation Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until time of Memorial Service to celebrate Bob’s life at 11:30 a.m. at Families First, East Windsor, 1065 Lauzon Road (519-969-5841). Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Prier, James Allan

Posted by on January 19, 2015

WEB_Prier_JamesBorn on February 3, 1926. Peacefully at home on January 18, 2015 at the age of 88. Beloved husband of the late Cecilia (2009). Dearest father of Patsy and the late Fred Hawes (2013), Veronica and Duane Mousseau, Bob and Debbie Prier, Roger and Monique Prier, Jimmy and Patty Prier, Dave and Barb Prier, Cindy and Dean Stowe, Maureen and Ron Ferrari, Drew and Carol Prier, and the late Michael Prier (1988). Cherished grandfather of 19 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Dearest brother of Elaine and the late Ross Decker, Robert and Margie Prier and the late Rosemary and Bill Gordon. Loving brother-in-law of Veronica Pipe, and predeceased by Josephine Scott & Beatrice Ribband and all of Sunderland, England. He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. James was a veteran of WWII, serving with the Air Force in England. He was a lifetime employee of Inmont (BASF). If you so desire, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Windsor and Essex County or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Wednesday 3-5 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. RCL Service Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment Victoria Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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Steel, Walter

Posted by on January 19, 2015

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Walter on January 19, 2015 at 86 years of age. Beloved husband of 60 years to Shirley (nee Marshall). Cherished father of John & Milica, Patti, James, Terry & Janet, and Sandy & Bob Horvath. Loving grandpa of Alex, Nik, Jason & Jacky, Michael & Eva, Chantelle, and Cassi. Dear great-grandpa of Tarryn, Hanna and Dylan. Survived by his sister Fran Ewing and by many nieces and nephews. He was a retired Assistant Manager from the LCBO. Walter will be sadly missed by his card partners Elsie and Jean. A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Ryan Carlini, Dr. Kadri, Rose Kadri and the nurses on the 5th floor of WRH-Ouellette Campus for their excellent care. If you so desire, donations to Care for Kidneys Foundation would be appreciated by family. Cremation has taken place and a private family service was held. Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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ANNETT: Charles Ernest “Ernie” of Sombra Township

Posted by on January 19, 2015

ANNETT, Charles Ernest “Ernie” – Age 74 of Sombra Township, passed away at London Health Sciences, University Campus on Saturday, January 17, 2015. Beloved husband of Carolyn Joyce (Vail) Annett for 52 years. Loving father of Mark and Souzanne, Steven and Dana, Jason and Jen Wardell, John and Shawn. Cherished grandfather of Kirstin, Austin, Rachel, Derek, Kyle and Alissa. Survived by his brother Ross and Ilene Annett, his sister Shirley and Peter Kumpf as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Gordon and Leato (Stevens) Annett and his daughter Sandra Annett.
A private immediate family visitation will take place at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on January 21, 2015. Cremation to follow.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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LAROCQUE: Madeleine of Hawkesbury

Posted by on January 19, 2015

larocque madeleineMadeleine Larocque from Hawkesbury passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Omer Larocque and of the late Jeanne Monette; the dear sister of Lucille (late Albert Ménard), Jean-Maurice (Denyse) and Raymond (Huguette). She was predeceased by three brothers : Noël, Gérard and Jacques. She is survived by many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Funeral details were entrusted to Berthiaume Family Funeral Home 416, McGill, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511. A funeral service will be held at Saint-Pierre-Apôtre Parish in Hawkesbury on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 11 a.m. The family will be present from 10:30 a.m. to receive your condolences.

For those who wish, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 36, Second Street East, Cornwall, Ontario, K6H 1Y3 would be appreciated.

Condolences may be conveyed by fax at (613) 632-1065 or visit our Web Site www.salonfuneraireberthiaume.com

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Mastronardi, Alberino of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on January 19, 2015

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December 4, 1925 – January 15, 2015

89 years, passed away peacefully at Leamington District Memorial Hospital on Thursday, January 15, 2015. Beloved husband of the late Maria Vincenza (Totaro) (January 4, 2014) for 69 years. Loving father of Antonietta Mastronardi-Coates and husband Sydney Coates, Nick D. Mastronardi and wife Marjorie, Mike Mastronardi and wife Connie. Predeceased by son Gino (1961). Adored Nonno of Albert Mastronardi, Michelle Preston and husband Jeff, Benjamin Mastronardi, Christopher Mastronardi and wife Tanya, Loren and Steven Mastronardi. Proud great Nonno of Alisha, Nicole, Mathew, Jax and Ella. Dear brother of Lina Guidice (late Guiseppe), Maria Mastronardi (late Pino), the late Ciro Mastronardi (Bambina), the late Beato Mastronardi (Maria). Adored brother-in-law of the late Marietta Totaro, the late Gaetano Totaro and late wife Maria. Special uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Sunday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, 310 Sherk St., Leamington, on Monday, January 19, 2015 at 10 a.m. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made by cheque to the Leamington District Memorial Hospital Foundation (HOSPICE), St. Michael’s Church Building Fund or the Leamington District Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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Atkinson, John Elvin “Reid” of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on January 19, 2015

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March 20, 1917 – January 16, 2015

97 years, passed away quietly surrounded by his loving family on Friday, January 16, 2015 at his home in Leamington. Beloved husband of Wilda (Bell) for 73 years. Dear father of Carolyn Burn (David), Doug Atkinson (Susan), daughters-in-law Debbie Poole-Lester and Kay Atkinson. Adored grandfather of Jason Atkinson (Kristina), Jeremy Atkinson (Nadja). Proud great grandfather of Amber and Nolia, step-grandfather of Steve (Ellen), Sandy (Barry), Alison (Al), Amanda (Dave), Charlene, and step-great grandfather of Taylor, Max, Danny, Jude, Avery, Brandi and Armando. Special brother-in-law of Evedyne Brown and Jean Bell. Predeceased by brothers Glen, Elbert, Clayton, and sisters Marguerite Hegg, Edith Shearer and Ada Atkinson. Reid will also be greatly missed by his numerous nieces and nephews. Reid farmed in Romney Township until his retirement in 1972 when Wilda and Reid began spending their winters in Florida and summers at Rice Lake, ON. Many hours were spent fishing, building birdhouses, hunting, travelling and visiting with family and friends. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Sunday from 2-5 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Reid’s life will be held at the funeral home on Monday, January 19, 2015 at 1 p.m. Bill Atkinson and Jim Poirier officiating. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made by cheque to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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LALONDE: Thérèse of L’Orignal

Posted by on January 19, 2015

lalonde thérèseMrs. Thérèse Lalonde from L’Orignal passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at the age of 87. She was the beloved wife of the late Omer C. Lalonde; the daughter of the late Raphaël Laviolette and of the late Marie-Anne Giroux; the loving mother of Daniel M. (Diane), Jocelyne (Yves-Denis Parisien) and Benoit (Hélène Cordeau); the adored grandmother of Nicholas Lalonde (Véronique Brochu), Annie and Dominic Parisien, Justine and Joé Roy and the great grandmother of Xavier and Zachary Lalonde; the dear sister of Gérald, Jacques (Colette), Annette (Marcel Prégent) and Mariette (Jacques Charlebois). She was predeceased by a brother Armand (Gilberte) and a sister Yvette (late Wyllie Campbell). She is survived by many sisters-in-law, cousins, nephews, nieces and friends. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Chartwell Champlain Residence and the staff of the Hawkesbury General Hospital Foundation for the great care given to their mother.

Friends may call at Berthiaume Family Funeral Home 416, McGill, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511, Tuesday, January 20, 2015 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday January 2015 from 9 a.m. A funeral service will be held at St-Jean-Baptiste Church in L’Orignal on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 11 a.m.

For those who wish, donations to the Lung Association, 500-2319 St-Laurent Boulevard, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 4J8 would be appreciated.

Condolences may be conveyed by fax at (613) 632-1065 or visit our Web Site www.salonfuneraireberthiaume.com

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WARREN: John “Jack” Robert

Posted by on January 19, 2015

With his loving family by his side, it is with great sadness we announce the passing of Jack Warren at Bluewater Health, on Friday, January 16, 2015, at the age of 71. He was the dear and very special son of Doris Warren. Jack was the loving brother of Evy (Pete) Lambert, Nori (Wayne) Grant, Terry (Susan), Rae (Mary Anne), Waynne, Anna (Tom) Dunford, and brother-in-law of Rita Warren. Cherished grandfather of John Girard of London, Nicholas and DJ Lynn Summerhayes of Sarnia. Jack was predeceased by his son Terry (Squeak) (2012), daughter Sherri (2011), father William “Bill” (1997) and his brother James “Jim” (2013). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Over the years, Jack worked for the ambulance, a mechanic, Canadian Tire, City Sewage Treatment Plant. Throughout these years, he made many very special friends who will miss him dearly. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday, January 21, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with a memorial service commencing immediately at 12:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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GRIFFIN: Thelda Irene (Hardick)

Posted by on January 19, 2015

Peacefully, at her residence at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia, on Friday, January 16, 2015, Thelda Irene (née Hardick) Griffin, passed away at the age 87. Thelda, formerly of Sarnia, was a lifelong area farmer with her husband, the late Bob, and a member of London Road West United Church. Thelda was an avid sports enthusiast, following her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s activities. Her fond pastime was her love of cooking and baking. All her family knew to raid the freezer for the stock pile of butter tarts they knew would be on hand. Beloved wife of 61 years to the late Robert Kennedy Griffin (2006). Loving mother of Linda Moore (Ray), Murray Griffin (Pat), and Laurie Griffin (Sue). Much loved grandmother of Michael Moore (Karen), Kim Moore (Dave Evans), Kathy Nichol (Fred), Beckie Dunn (Andrew), Kelly Reichheld (Dan), Sherri d’Orlando (Michael), Jason Griffin (Jennifer), Michelle Griffin (Dale Cooper), and Chris Griffin (Karen). Treasured great-grandmother of 19 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Dale Hardick (Bonnie), the late Ray Hardick (survived by Mary), the late Ken Hardick (survived by Joyce), the late Lorne Hardick (survived by Wilma), and the late Shirley Thompson (the late Glen). Also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Predeceased by her daughter Deborah Thelda Griffin (1963), her in-laws Don and Charlotte Griffin and Jean and Walter Patrick, and her mother and father Clinton Earl and Huldah Prudence Hardick. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., with a funeral service commencing immediately at 2:30 p.m. Interment to follow in Blackwell Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the MS Society of Canada or the Arthritis Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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LECKIE: Bruce Harvey

Posted by on January 19, 2015

It is with deeply saddened hearts that the family of Bruce Leckie announces his passing on Friday, January 16, 2015, at the age of 81. Beloved husband of Mary Leckie. Loving father of David (Karen), Lynn (Dave) Bailey, and James (Ellen). Cherished grandfather of Darryl, Kristen (Matt Giresi), and Brian. Treasured great grandfather of Harvey Giresi. Dear brother of Ted (Mary). Predeceased by brothers Donald and Bill and sister Florence Knutt. Bruce was a Supervisor at Ethyl Corporation where he worked from 1956 until his retirement in 1998. Bruce was an avid golfer and a lifetime Greenwood member. He loved spending his winters at Carefree Country Club in Winter Haven, Florida. Bruce will be deeply missed by his family and friends. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service. Interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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LAROCQUE: Joseph

Posted by on January 19, 2015

On Monday, January 12, 2015, Joseph Larocque passed away at the age of 50.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 19, 2015, at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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DENT: John “Jack” Allen

Posted by on January 19, 2015

Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Bluewater Health on Thursday, January 15, 2015, Jack Dent passed away at the age of 89. Loving husband of Edna May Dent for 62 years, dear father of Ann and David Hally, Dartmouth Nova Scotia, John and Halima Dent, Brights Grove, and Martha and Thom Brunet, Brampton. Treasured Papa of Katy, David, Emily and James Hally; Michael, Elizabeth, John and Jamilah Dent; Hannah and Rachel Brunet. Cherished brother to Carole Howell, Merlin, Ontario and special uncle to Chuck, Ted, Scott, Bob and families.

Jack was born in Merlin, Ontario on December 5, 1925 and was a partner in the Ford Dealership John Dent & Son until it closed in 1973. He then worked as an office manager at George, Murray & Shipley until his retirement in 1990.

He was past president of Merlin Rotary Club; 50 year past master of Century Lodge, Merlin; and member of Mocha Shrine, London.  He was secretary/treasurer of the Merlin Public and High School Board; Chairman of Raleigh Township Public School Board; on the Kent County Education Consultative Committee; and Chairman of Merlin Village Council.  In Sarnia he became secretary/treasurer of the 404 House and a member of Grace United Church.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, January 19, 2015, at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., Sarnia, at 12:00 p.m., with family and friends being received one hour prior at the church. A reception will follow at the church. All welcome.

Memorial donations may be made to Grace United Church, Sarnia or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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Agnieszka Gesing

Posted by on January 18, 2015

Agnieszka Gesing, born December 6, 1923, passed away in Windsor, Ontario, on January 15, 2015. She will be missed by her sons Witold and Adam, and her daughters-in-law, Silvia and Renka. Babcia Giga holds a special place in the hearts of her grandchildren — Alex, Steven, Tereska, Mark, and Andrew; and her great-grandchildren, Luca and Danika. She emigrated from Poland to Canada in 1964 and worked as an economist for the Ontario Ministry of Labour. If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada would be appreciated by the family. A memorial service will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto,ON on March 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm.

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Dufour, Nelson Herby

Posted by on January 18, 2015

web_Dufourm NelsonPassed away with his loving family by his side on January 17, 2015 at 65 years of age. Beloved husband of MaryLee (nee Marchand) for 43 years. Loving father of Sean (Heather), Sonya and Rachel (Steve) Kotyk. Treasured grandpa of Ethan, Naomi, Gavin, Kole, Olivia, JR and Sophie. Dear son of Della and the late Herby Dufour. Dearest brother of Scarlet (Gerry) Glovasky, Sandra (Ron) Sauve and Judy (Bob) Wilson. Nelson will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. He worked for Ford Motor Company for many years as a Millwright and loved playing his guitar, fishing and colouring with his grandkids. If you so desire, donations to Canadian Mental Health Association would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Tuesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Parish prayers Tuesday at 7:30pm at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor (519-969-5841). On Wednesday, family and friends are invited to meet at St. Anne’s Church (12233 Tecumseh Rd. E.) after 10:00am until time of Funeral Mass at 11:00am. Procession to Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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BURNS, Lorn E. (Bud)

Posted by on January 18, 2015

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Passed away peacefully on Friday, January 16, 2015, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital, at the age of 85.  Beloved husband of Margaret for 65 years.  Loving father of  the late Gregory Burns (1987).  Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends.  Predeceased by his parents Harvey and Pearl Burns, brother; Lowell and sisters; Dorothy, Doris and Jean.  Bud worked for the Niagara Parks Commission for 26 years.  Private family arrangements.

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DiMaio, Elisa

Posted by on January 18, 2015

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It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mamma, nonna and nonnetta Elisa on January 18, 2015 at 95 years of age. Reunited with her beloved husband Giovanni, a veteran lost at war in 1941. Cherished mamma of Carlina and Angelo Cardillo. Adored nonna of John & Maria Cardillo, and Antonella & Chris Grubisich. Loving nonnetta of Sabrina, Anthony and Nico Cardillo; and Taya and Luca Grubisich. Prdeceased by her sister Giovannina DeMichele and her brother Clemente DeMichele. Dear zia of Rosetta, Nicola and Giuseppina of Italy; Frank, Carlo, Saverio, Antonietta, Marietta and Anna. A heartfelt thank you to the nurses and staff of C.C.A.C., St. Elizabeth, especially Kristin Gallant, and Bayshore Home Care for their compassion and support. If you so desire, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Wednesday, family and friends are invited to meet after 9:30 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church, 1400 Cabana Rd. W. until the time of the funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Entombment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Lindquist, Mary (nee Prpich)

Posted by on January 18, 2015

web_lindquist_maryPeacefully on January 17, 2015 at 86 years of age surrounded by her loving family. Cherished wife of Arnold for 64 years. Loving mother of Richard (Lenore), Donna (Joe), Arnold (Mary Lou) and Mark. Treasured Grandma of Richard, Brandon, Erica (Brian), Jeffrey, Kayla and Austin. Adored Great-grandmother of Chyanne, Reese and Jackson. Dear sister of Mitzie Zdunich. Dear aunt of Deborah Niksic, Michael Zdunich, Anne-Marie Dendekker (Marvin), Carol MacKay (John), Marilyn Boynton (Dan), Julie Davidson (Brian) and Walter Lindquist (Janice). Mary loved golfing and winters in Florida. She also enjoyed her many road trips with best friends Phil and Vickie Jacob in Florida. Mary will be missed by many other dear friends. She was a long-time member of Roseland Ladies 18 Hole golf league. With very special thanks to all the staff at Hospice of Windsor and CCAC for their exceptional care, kindness and compassion which was very much appreciated and will always be remembered. If you so desire, donations to the Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Tuesday, January 20th, 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Service Wednesday 10:00 a.m. at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Entombment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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HUNTER; Wilfrid “Jake”, of Windsor, formerly of Petrolia

Posted by on January 18, 2015

HunterWilfridOld1Hunter;WilfridYoungPassed away peacefully at Windsor Regional Hospital Metropolitan Campus on Friday, January 16, 2015.   Born in Petrolia the son of the late James and Jane Eva (nee Stewart) Hunter, WILFRID “JAKE” HUNTER, was in his 94th year. Jake served his country during World War II with the Royal Canadian Army, and later spent much of the rest of his life in Windsor where he worked for Ford. He is survived by a sister Joyce Harris and a brother-in-law Fred Fitzgerald,and is predeceased by his brothers Stewart, Harley, Kenneth, and Blake, and his sister Louise Fitzgerald. He will be missed by his nieces and nephews, Jeanne Harrington, Joanne Pym, the late James Hunter, Paul Harris, Mark Harris, Paul Fitzgerald, Lynda Richardson, Tamara Ojamae, Carol (Dawson) Peever, and Rev Wm. Martin Dawson. A service remembering Jake’s life will be held at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, 4059 Petrolia Line, Petrolia, on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Hillsdale Cemetery. Friends will be received prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m. The Royal Canadian Legion will conduct a memorial service at 12:45 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Memories, pictures, and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

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