GURR: Robert “Bob” Godfrey of London

Posted by on February 20, 2017

GURR, Robert “Bob” Godfrey – Passed on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 in London, Ontario after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Bob was three days short of his 93rd birthday and had recently celebrated his 70th wedding anniversary with his spouse, lifelong partner, companion, teammate and best friend, Lee (née Bortolotti). Son of the late George Gurr and Alice “Queenie” Gurr (née Bolton) of Windsor, Ontario. Beloved father of Dr. Kevin Gurr and wife Carol of London, Ontario, and Paul and wife Mary of Bracebridge, Ontario. Dearest brother of Kathleen “Kay” Kramer and predeceased by his brother-in-law Basil Kramer of Windsor, Ontario. Brother-in-law to Bruno and Margaret Bortolotti, and lifelong best friends with sister-in-law Norma Masterson and the late Terry. Loving grandfather to Ryan, Robert (Jennifer), Carly (James Burley), Emily (Jesse Eccles) and Stephanie (Grant Beeler). Great-grandfather to Yarrow, Oliver, Eliza and Phoebe. Bob was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force and bravely served his country for multiple years in the European theatre during World War II. Upon his return to Canada, he began his career in Windsor in the machinery supply and automotive related industries at C.H. Henze. There he was fortunate to meet the future love of his life, Lee. Bob’s professional business aspirations began to take shape when he initiated a fifty-year partnership with Stan Cope. From very humble beginnings, Bob and Stan founded and successfully operated several innovative and leading edge Windsor based businesses including Cope & Gurr Industrial Supply, Cope & Gurr Tool Manufacturing, Pressed Steel Products, and Industrial and Commercial Methods (ICM). Following the building of their own home in Windsor and the raising of their two boys, Bob and Lee moved their family to a century old farmhouse (which they completely renovated), a home that quickly became known simply as “the lake” (located between Harrow and Kingsville). It was there that Bob nurtured his love of the outdoors, tennis, boating, gardening and many other activities that “Camp Director” (CD) Lee organized.  The activities they enjoyed included an active golf and social membership at the Kingsville Golf and Country Club. At their Iler Beach home, the family was blessed with many close friends and family who visited frequently. In the early ‘70s, Bob, along with two partners, formed the Cedar Island Yacht Club (Kingsville) which has supported both sailing, powerboating and many social activities for countless people for over 50 years. During the off season, and through their good friend Robert Schuele, Bob and Lee discovered their 2nd favourite home on Sanibel Island, Florida. It was here that our cold weather weeks were displaced by warm sunny days, daily bike rides, tennis competitions, golf, and wonderful social time at the pool. Bob was a loving husband, forever the honourable gentleman, loyal and uncompromising. His warm smile, ready humour and willing mentorship extended to all areas of his life and relationships. Bob will be sorely missed but never forgotten by all who knew him and whose lives were touched by him in so many ways. All are welcome for visitation on Saturday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 26th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., followed by a reception. Memorial donations in Bob’s name may be directed to the London Health Sciences Foundation (www.lhsf.ca). For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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MINNIS, Diane (nee LEVAC)

Posted by on February 20, 2017

August 8, 1946 – February 20, 2017

Passed away peacefully with her loving husband Daniel by her side. Mother of Rachel, Renee, and Derek. Sister of Richard (the late Arlene) and David (Glenda). Best friend of Connie, Nancy, and the late Bev. She will be missed by her 5 cats, grandchildren, extended family, and friends. Diane was perky, bubbly, always happy, and always positive despite some serious health challenges in the last few years. She will be so missed.

For those who wish, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation. Visiting on Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-8 p.m. with Celebration of Life at 8:00 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.familiesfirst.ca

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Ouellette, Joel John Joseph Gabriel

Posted by on February 20, 2017

Passed away suddenly on February 19, 2017 at 82 years of age. Beloved husband and best friend of Shirley for 62 years. Cherished father of Joel (Anita), Kim (Matthew), Karen (Wayne), David (Joyce), Rosemary (Steve) and Sharon (Mark). Brother-in-law of Rosemary St. Pierre (Gilbert). Treasured grandfather of 17 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents and 5 siblings. He will be missed by his extended family, many friends, wonderful caring neighbours and his furry best friend Pudge. Joel was retired from General Chemical and will surely be missed by his friends he would meet with monthly. An athlete for most of his life, his passions were golf, tennis, baseball and spending time with his family. Joel will be remembered above all else as loving and caring for Shirley with all of his heart and soul. He will be fondly remembered and forever missed.

If you so desire, donations to Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Wednesday from 11:00am until time of Funeral Service at 1:00pm at Families First 585 Sandwich Street S. Amherstburg 519-969-5841. Procession St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Share Memories, photos or leave a donation at www.familiesfirst.ca.

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Dario, Nello

Posted by on February 20, 2017

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear father, grandfather, brother, uncle and great uncle on February 18th, 2017. Nello was a proud Windsorite, born, raised and educated here. He was the son of Sebastiano and Maria Dario. He was married to Martha Park who predeceased him. Nello was a professional engineer who was a founding member of the firm Wilson, Dario and Associates. He is survived by daughter Mia and grandson Sam, his son Robert, daughter- in- law Andrea and grandson Gabriel.  He leaves behind a sister Elena and brother- in- law Mike Saffran, and sister-in-law Mary Doxey.  His nieces and nephews include Michael, Irene, Drew, Aline, Peter, Jessica, Fred, Jennifer, Cathy, Elaine, Christopher, Jane, Bruce, Carly, Jamie, Kelsey, and Ivy.  Nello was a member of the Giovanni Caboto Club, and Trevisani nel Mondo.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Habitat for Humanity would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation Tuesday 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Procession to Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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TROCCHI, Maria (nee Maiuri)

Posted by on February 20, 2017

Passed away peacefully at sunrise in her home, with family by her side on February 18, 2017 at 82 years of age.  Loving and caring wife of Antonio for 61 years.  Daughter of the late Giovanni Battista and Teresa Maiuri.  Dedicated and selfless mother of Lucia-Ann Belcastro, Giuseppe (Marti), Anna Teresa McKerracher (Duncan), Vincenzo (Stacy) and Giovanni Battista (Jody).  Proud Nonna of Giovanni, Joshuah, Sarah, Maria, Vanessa, Anthony, Brianna, Aislin, Colin and Ethan.  Beloved sister of Giuseppa Maceroni (the late Benedetto), Giovanna DiStefano, the late Giuseppe, the late Margherita Malandruccolo (the late Guido), the late Luigi (Celia), the late Giacomo (the late Luisa).  She will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Maria was a dedicated member of the Ciociaro Club. She had a passion for catering to family gatherings. She loved gardening, knitting and travelling to tropical destinations.  A special Thank you to Dr. Roxanna Chow for your dedicated care of Maria for over 45 years.

In addition to this, a special appreciation to ParaMed PSWs; Virginia and Jessica, Amy’s Helping Hands; Kendra, CCAC; Denise Theous, St. Elizabeth Nursing Staff, Shoppers Drug Mart; Jan, Sandro, Donna and Francesca for your exceptional compassionate care and attention to Mama’s needs.

If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Visitation Monday February 20, 2017 from 2 – 5 pm and 7 – 9 pm.  Parish Prayers Monday 4:30 pm at Families First, 3260 Dougall Ave, South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Tuesday, family and friends are invited to meet at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (4401 Mount Royal Dr.) after 11:30 am, followed by a Funeral Mass at 12:30 pm.  Entombment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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PAVAN, Giuliana (Liana) (nee Bellomo)

Posted by on February 20, 2017

Passed away with her sons at her side, on February 17th at 88 years of age.  Beloved wife of the late Giuseppe (2007).  Loving mother of Carlo and wife Anita Pavan, Franco and wife Anne Pavan all of London. Cherished Nonna of Mira, Anya (Matt Turner) and Alena.  Dear sister of Aldo and wife Pia Bellomo of Italy.  Sister-in-law of Elsa and Erzio (deceased) Rambaldini, John and wife Norma Pavan.  Also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, Luciano Taiariol and John Mantovani and their families.  Giuliana was a loving and tireless mother who enjoyed her family and friends, cooking and gardening. Proud member of the G. Caboto Ladies Auxillary and fierce competitor in Bocciofila.

The Pavan family wishes to extend a most heartfelt thank you to Oak Park Terrace, the wonderful staff at Sunrise of Windsor, Windsor Regional Hospital, Dr. Wallace Liang and a very special thank you to the tireless and compassionate nurses on 6th floor Met Campus including Jolene, both Sarah’s, Eric, Lisa and Konnie.  If you so desire, donations to the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated. Visiting Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Prayers Thursday 4:30 p.m. Funeral Friday, February 24, 2017 at 10 a.m. from Families First Funeral Home & Tribute Centre (519-969-5841) 3260 Dougall Ave. to St. Angela Merici Church for Mass at 11a.m.  Entombment Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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MARCHILDON, Judith Marie (nee Pulice)

Posted by on February 20, 2017

Passed away unexpectedly in Windsor, Ontario on February 17, 2017 at 65 years of age with her loving partner Dan Mitchell by her side.  Predeceased by her parents Rocco and Marguerite Pulice and sister Loretta.  Judy was fun loving, and loved making a multitude of crafts.  Her children Michael (Arlene), Tara (Jess) and Jordan (Michelle) miss her dearly and she will forever be remembered for her commitment to her kids and grandkids Owen, Olivia, Sidney and Sawyer.  Survived by siblings Gina, Marlene, John, Gary and Lisa.

Family would like to extend thanks and appreciation to Hotel Dieu CCU medical staff and nursing staff for their tireless work to save our Mum’s life, as well as Dalia from the Pace Maker Clinic, Dr. Shukla, Dr. Yee and Dr. Glanz.  If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.  We will miss your jokes and singing.  Cremation services entrusted to Cremation Society of Windsor & Essex County (519-969-5449) 3260 Dougall Ave.  Online condolences www.CremationSociety.ca

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BAXTER: RANDY IAN OF SARNIA

Posted by on February 17, 2017

            BAXTER- RANDY IAN, passed away at his residence on February 8, 2017 at the age of 55. Beloved brother to Valarie Baxter, Tom Baxter, Tammy DeCarolis (Lenny), Tim Baxter and Tina Baxter (Bill) also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his Life partner Fran Collier (2008), brother James Baxter (1988), mother Donna Baxter (2001), father Vern Baxter (2005) and sister Rose Baxter (2015). Randy worked in Environmental Services for 35 years at Bluewater Health and he was an avid sports fanatic. Cremation has taken place and there will be a memorial service held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Monday February 27, 2017 at 8p.m. with visitation between the hours of 7:00p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in memory of Randy may be made to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia)

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LLOYD, Keith Anglin

Posted by on February 16, 2017

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his entire family just short of his 93rd year.    Reunited with beloved late wife Diane (nee Davies) 2016.  Dearest father of Richard Anglin Lloyd, Gillian and husband Fred Boyle.  Loving grandfather of Trevor and Brandon Boyle, and Richard Lloyd Jr.  Missed by Liam, Noel, and Rosie O’Dowd.  Dear brother of Marion Kelsberg and late husband Earl, Evan Lloyd and late wife Patricia, and predeceased by Lawrence and wife Knelda Lloyd, and Philip Lloyd and he is survived by Santa Gonzalez.   Keith served in the Royal Canadian Airforce during WWII.  He was a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and Vice President for Great Lakes Gas Transmission Co. but his proudest job was grandfather.  If you so desire, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.Visiting Saturday from 1pm until time of Service at 2:30 pm at Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd., E. Windsor 519-969-5841.  Cremation to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Hodges, Sophie (nee Szychta)

Posted by on February 16, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved, Sophie Elizabeth Hodges at the age of 85 on February 15, 2017 at Huron Lodge Long Term Care. Beloved wife of Mal Hodges for 65 years. Dear sister of Ruth Szychta and Joe Szychta. Cherished mother of Karen Webb, Kathy (Ed) Bondy, Mal and Linda (Bob) Renaud. Precious grandmother of Chris (Christine), Patrick Webb, Paul (Angelika) Webb, Alyssa Renaud, Nicole Bondy and great grandmother of Abigail, Daniel, Oliver, Addison and Parker. Sophie will be deeply missed and fondly remembered as a kind, sweet, and compassionate woman who put other feelings and needs before her own. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at Huron Lodge for the compassion and care they provided Sophie for the last four years. To Olivia, Maria, Danuta, and Joyce, a special thank you for the love and devotion you showed Sophie while she was at home. If you so desire, donations to the Iris House would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Friday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Prayers Friday at 4:30pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Saturday, family and friends are invited to meet at Corpus Christi Church (1400 Cabana Rd. W.) after 12:30pm until time of Funeral Mass at 1:30pm. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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EGELTON: Charles of London

Posted by on February 16, 2017

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Charles Robert Egelton, 66, passed away suddenly Saturday February 4th, 2017 at University Hospital in London, Ontario. Charles was survived by his wife and partner for 35 years, Jean; His children Robert and Barbra Egelton; his grandchildren Hunter, Addison, and Alex; His step-children Wade, Brenda, and Angie; His sisters Pamela, Wendy, and Joy; and by numerous nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his sister Debbie and his parents June and Robert.

Charles was born on September 22, 1950 in Windsor, Ontario. After the family moved to London, Charlie graduated from H.B. Beal Secondary School and attended Fanshawe College. He had a long career with Apex Motor Express in London, Ontario. Charles loved gadgets and games of all kinds and loved pugs specially his pet pug, Pugsley who would sleep at his feet while he put something together at the kitchen table.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Compass Community Church located at 345 Pond Mills Rd on February 20th at 1pm with reception to follow in the hall adjoining the worship centre. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

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SAVARD, Leo Joseph

Posted by on February 15, 2017

Passed away with family by his side on February 15, 2017 at 91 years of age.  Cherished husband of Peggy for 62 years.  Loving father of Gerald Savard (Marita), Brian Savard (Diane), Denise Beard (Tom), Susan Wang (Jay), David Savard (the late David) and Larry Savard (Kelly).  Proud pépé of Danielle (Zack), Steven (Roxy), Christine (Alexander), Jason, Jamie (Katie), Tracy, Corey, Carly, Tyler and great pépé of Faye, Noah and Leland.  Dear brother of Yvonne Frappier, Betty Gaudette, Rita Villemaire, Aline Bourgue, Sue Carlson, Lillian Jean, Ella Whitesell, the late Eugene Savard and the later Gilbert Savard. He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.  Leo retired from Chrysler Canada after 33 years of service. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Sun Parlor Wood Carvers Club and pepper clubs.  A special thank you to Dr. Zajner and the Doctors and Nursing Staff at WRH- Ouellette Campus for their compassionate care. If you so desire, donations to Covenant House Toronto or a Charity of Choice would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Monday February 20, 2017 from 3 – 5 pm & 7 – 9 pm. Parish Prayer Monday 4:30 pm. Funeral Tuesday 9:15 am from FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841 to Our Lady of Atonement Church (2940 Forest Glade Dr.) for Mass at 10 am. Procession to Heavenly Rest Cemetery to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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CASTELLUCCI, Celesta (nee Cervi)

Posted by on February 15, 2017

God called Celesta home, peacefully on Wednesday February 15, 2017 at the age of 90 years so that she could join her loving husband of 58 years, Pasquale (2010).  Cherished by her dear children Bill and wife Anna, Remo and wife Carola, Cathy Dombroski and husband Jeff, Lydia Fiorini and husband Quirino (Reno). Dear Nonna to Patrick, Jennifer and husband Matt Polack, Mark, Stephen, Kyle and fiancé Natalie Sirizzotti, Jessica, Nicholas and Daniella and Bisnonna to Carlos Rocco Castellucci and Madelyn Polack.  Leaving behind brother Giuliano and Carmela Cervi and sister Lola Cervi.  Reunited with parents Carmela and Antonio Cervi. Joining in heaven, her siblings Emiddio, Guido, Maria Sinagoga, Iolanda and surviving husband Oresto Celini, Gaetano and surviving wife Rosa.  She will be held dear in the hearts of her family, relatives, and many friends.   Celesta retired from the University of Windsor.  She spent her last few years with wonderful and dedicated caregivers who loved ‘Nonna’ at the Villages of St. Clair and was surrounded by wonderful neighbours.  Visiting Friday from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm with Prayers at 4:30 pm.  Funeral Service Saturday 10:15 am from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 then in procession to Corpus Christi Church for a Mass at 11 am.  Entombment Heavenly Rest Cemetery to follow.  Share memories photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Nairn, Brian

Posted by on February 15, 2017

Passed away peacefully at home, on February 15, 2017 at the age of 88 with his loving family by his side. Beloved husband of Mary for 64 years. Predeceased by his son Bradley. Cherished father of Linda (Jeff) Zakoor, Janet (Stephen) Gawron, Christine (Christopher) Clarke and father-in-law of Susan. Much loved Grandfather of Lindsey (Marc), Lauren (Scott), Jennifer (Chris), Brian (Cheryl), Kristie (Matt), Gregory, Allison, Samantha, Sydney, Noah, Adam, Gillian, Nicole and proud great-grandfather of Bradley and Emily. Predeceased by siblings Ken and Heather. Survived by many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Brian was an active member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, a former member of Beach Grove Golf and Country Club where he enjoyed golfing and many great friendships. Brian established a successful Insurance Agency in Windsor and served as a director of the Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario for many years, as well as becoming President of the Ontario Insurance Agents & Brokers Association. Special thank you to Dr. Dale Ziter and the staff at CCAC for their care and compassion over the past few months. If you so desire, donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Chapter would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation Friday 7-9pm. Prayers Friday at 7:30pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Saturday, family and friends are invited to meet at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (4401 Mount Royal Dr.) after 9:30am until time of Funeral Mass at 10:30am. Procession Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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BEAUPRE, Susan Lee (Nee Connor)

Posted by on February 14, 2017


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of “Sue” at Hospice of Windsor on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the age of 65 years. Beloved of Art Grundy (2012). Cherished Daughter of the late Donald and late Marguerite Connor. Dear Sister of David (Carmie) Connor. Proud Aunt of Julia (Stephan) Prevost and Stephanie (Christian) Connor. Treasured Great Aunt of Maxim Prevost. Loving Niece of Donald Nicholson. She will be missed by many friends & family. A Special Thank you for the compassionate care from the doctors, nurses and volunteer staff from the Hospice of Windsor. To Helena, Ruth, Sharron, Carolyn, Deb, Joyce and all those who came to be with Sue during her illness, your presence was an appreciated comfort to her. Sue was a creative woman who was feisty and Loved Life. A Memorial Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Chapel) 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. 519-253-7234 on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 2-5 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. Celebration of Life on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel. Entombment to follow at Windsor Memorial Gardens Cemetery. As per Sue’s request Cremation has taken place. As your expression of sympathy donations made in Sue’s memory to the Hospice of Windsor or the Transition to Betterness would be welcomed and appreciated. Cherished memories and online condolences may be shared at www.windsorchapel.com

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Leffley, Ellen Ruth

Posted by on February 14, 2017

(nee Darwen, Campbell)
Sadly missed by her children Lynn (Mario), Diane (Rick), Susan, Donna (Dave), Jim (Cherilyn) and Bob/Paula. Ellen will never be forgotten by her 16 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. She was an active joke telling woman who shared her time and talents with all who needed her. Ellen loved her casino and bingo and was a dedicated member of Branch 255 Ladies Auxiliary. Friends and family are invited to WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Chapel) 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E 519-253-7234 for visitation on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 2-4pm and from 6pm until the time of the Royal Canadian Legion Service at 7:30pm. If you so desire, donations in Ellen’s memory to the Windsor Essex Cancer Centre would be appreciated. Condolences may be left at www.windsorchapel.com

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Melnik Partyka, Olga

Posted by on February 14, 2017

Has gone to join her late parents Wasily and Waselena Melnik peacefully on February 10, 2017 at the proud age of 90. Born in Windsor (Ford City) on August 29, 1926. Survived by her daughters Linda (Chris) Belair and Janice (Greg) Baby; her grandchildren Peter (Michelle), John, Kristin (Michael), Dr. Tanya D.V.M.(Bryce) and Nicholas as well as her great grandchildren Mackenzie and Kylie. Olga was loved deeply by her niece Pamela and Jorn Iverson and her dear friends Giselle, Anita, Maria, Anne and Dorothy. She was a long-time original member of Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church. Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Chapel) 1700 Tecumseh Rd E. 519-253-7234 on Monday, February 13, 2017 from 2-4 pm. Visitation will then continue at the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (1410 Droullard Rd. Windsor) on Monday, February 13, 2017 from 7-9pm with Panihida (Prayers) at 7:30pm and then on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 9:30am until the time of the Funeral Service at 10am. Burial to follow at Windsor Grove Cemetery. A deep heartfelt thank you to Dr. Kadri, all of the Renal Dialysis Staff at WRH-Ouellette Campus, everyone at the Villages of Aspen Lake and Jason, Josh and Kevin from Patient Transfer Service (PTS) for all of the kind care and compassion you gave our Mother. If you so desire, donation to Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church Repair Fund would be appreciated. Condolence may be left www.windsorchapel.com

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Gaudreault, Donna Lee

Posted by on February 14, 2017

It is with great sadness we share the passing of our “beloved” Donna. She said goodbye to her husband, Phil “best friend and love” of 39 years. Donna was a proud mother of three wonderful sons, Grayson (Emily), Oliver and Adam (Jane Ip). Cherish Nonna to Liam, Lucien and Sebastian. Loving daughter of Joyce Favot (Olivio, 1997). Forever loved sister to Dean Favot (Giuliana), Diane Abbey (2010), Darcia LePage (David) and sister in law to Jacques (Marie). “Fun loving” Zia to Devon, Daniel, Erica, Alexa, Anthony (Jenn), Joseph and Jonathan. She will be sadly missed by her many family and friends, especially by her amazing friends Barb (Brian), Rita, Ginney and the Stratford Beta Sigma Phi. Donna was a respected and accomplished former nurse, teacher and business owner. She was most proud of Posh Jewelry and Gift Boutique, where she contributed immensely to the community and the performing arts. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Location) 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. 519-253-7234 on Saturday February 11, 2017 from 7-9 pm and Sunday February 12, 2017 from 2-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Parish Prayers at 4:30 pm. Funeral Service will be held on Monday February 13, 2017 at 10:15 am from the Funeral Home then to Corpus Christi Church for Funeral Mass at 11:00 am. Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Donations are appreciated to the charity of your choice. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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Proulx, Leo Alfred

Posted by on February 14, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Sir Leo, on Thursday February 9, 2017 from the Villages of Aspen Lake, at the age of 89 years. Beloved husband of Ramona celebrating 69 years of marriage together. Loving father of Helene (late Edgar “Ed”) Sullivan, Gaetan (Marie) Proulx and Colombe-1994 (Wayne-1995) Clark. Cherished grandfather of 7 grandchildren. Treasured great grandfather of 13 great grandchildren. Proud great great grandfather of 1 great great grandchild. Dear brother-in-law of Gabrielle Proulx. He is predeceased by his 7 siblings and will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Sir Leo was a 3rd Degree, 4th Degree, Grand Knights of Columbus member helping people with over 50 years of dedicated service. A special thank you for the compassionate care from the Doctors, Nurses and Staff at the Villages of Aspen Lake; especially those from the LaSalle wing. Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Chapel) 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. 519-253-7234 on Sunday February 12, 2017 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Parish prayers at 2:00 p.m., Knights of Columbus prayers at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday February 14, 2017 at St. Jerome Church (3739 Ypres St.) from 9:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. As per Sir Leo’s wishes Cremation will follow. A private family service will be held at a later date at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Alzheimer and Dementia Care-Windsor/Essex and would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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HANNA, Ghazala

Posted by on February 14, 2017

HANNA, Ghazala
Passed away peacefully at the age of 88 years. Funeral Mass has taken place on Saturday February 11, 2017. Interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Central Chapel), 1700 Tecumseh Road E., 519-254-7234, E. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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Hewitt, Douglas Robert

Posted by on February 14, 2017

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Doug on February 7, 2017 at 82 years of age. Loving husband of Liz with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. Proud Dad of Shannon (Randy) Levac, Glenn (Angela), Bret (Tara), and Todd (Sue). Awesome Grandpa of Cole, Brock, Reece, Andrew, David, Alex, Elwood, Caley, and Jared. Doug retired from Fabco after 34 years as Personnel Director. Memorial Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Chapel) 1700 Tecumseh Rd. East, 519-253-7234 on Thursday February 9, 2017 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Doug’s Life will be held on Friday February 10, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Parkinson’s Society or to the Charity of Choice. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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SVITEK, Mary (nee Dzibela)

Posted by on February 14, 2017


Passed away peacefully on February 7, 2017 at the age 76 years. Beloved wife of Lou for 44 years. Dearest and loving mother of Karla (Alex) Vucenovic. Precious and most loving grandma to Emily Sofia. Dear daughter of the late Karol (1973) and Magdalena (1979) Dzibela and daughter-in-law to Ondrej and Maria Svitek. Will be missed dearly by her sister Rose Dzibela and brother & sister-in-law Steve and Darlene Dzibela. Loving and cherished aunt to Steven, David and Kristen Dzibela and Cheryl (Ed) Staresinic. Much loved great aunt to Maya, Dane and Lexy Staresinic. Mary was employed with the Imperial Life Insurance Company for 20 years and also the W.E.C.D.S.B. for over 12 years. She truly enjoyed her monthly luncheons with the Imperial Life girls. A special thank you to Windsor Regional Hospital Cardiac Care Unit. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Chapel) 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E 519-253-7234 on Friday February 10, 2017 from 2-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Parish prayers Friday at 7:30 pm. Visitation will continue on Saturday February 11, 2017 at 9:45 am at the funeral home then to St Cyril & Methodius Roman Catholic Church (1532 Alexis Rd) for funeral Mass at 10:30 am. Cremation to follow. In memory of Mary, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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Iwancewicz, Jadwiga

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Passed away peacefully on February 6, 2017 in Windsor at 86 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Henry (1999). Dear mother of Barbara (Patrick Redko), Donna (Ted Murawski) and Denis Iwancewicz. Cherished grandmother of Aleksandra, Ruth, Dan, Peter, Matt,Danielle, Natalie and Thomas. Also survived by her sister and family in Poland. Arrangements under the direction of the WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Central location) 1700 Tecumseh Road East 519 253-7234. At Jadwiga’s request, friends are invited to gather for a Funeral Mass on Thursday February 9, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Polish Catholic Church (1035 Ellis Avenue). Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. In kindness memorial tributes may be made to Holy Trinity Polish Catholic Church or to Transition to Betterness. On line condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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Corrado, Letizia Emma

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Born in Rivignano, Italy on November 27, 1926 . Passed away peacefully on February 5, 2017 with her family by her side. Reunited with her loving husband Vittorio with whom she shared 55 years of love and companionship and her parents Alessandro and Anna (nee Odorico). Cherished mother of Claudia Lazor and partner Hank Emery. Beloved sister of the late Emilia Salvador and late husband Guido, late Antonio and late wife Iolanda Meret, late Mario and late wife Carla Meret, late Rosanna Zorzitto and late husband Marcello, late Giovanni and surviving wife Rina Meret, and late Ottello Meret. Dear sister- in- law of Angelo Corrado and wife Vanda, Anna Corrado and late husband Giovanni, late Elicito Corrado, late Tullio Corrado, late Teresa Buran, and Valter and wife Graziella Corrado. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Letizia will be remembered for her love for gardening, cooking and especially playing bocce ball and shuffle board at the Fogolar Furlan Club. Above all, her unwavering love and devotion to her daughter Claudia and Hank Emery will forever be treasured. A special thank you to the staff and doctors on the 4th and 5th floors and ICU at Windsor Regional Hospital –Metropolitan Campus, Dr. Y. Emara Centre 1st floor Rehabilitation and lifelong family physician Dr. Berecz. Your care and compassion will never be forgotten. VISITING AT WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Chapel) 1700 Tecumseh Rd East, 519-253-7234 on Wednesday February 8, 2017 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Thursday February 9, 2017 at 9:15am from the Funeral Home then to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (804 Grand Marais Rd. E) for Funeral Mass at 10:00am. Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. In kindness memorial donations may be made to the charity of choice. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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Allen, Robert Edward

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Passed away on Saturday February 4, 2017 with his family by his side at the age of 82. Loving father to Ken & Marie Allen, Dan & Fran Allen, Ron Allen, Rob Allen, and Connie & Paul Gravel. Proud grandfather to Jacquelyn, Lucas and Kenny Allen; Alexa, Kiara and Gia Allen; Melissa Board; Celine and Gabrielle Gravel. Dear great grandfather to Bryson. Bob will be missed by his wife Theresa (nee Gabrieau). Reunited with his siblings Allan, Melvin, Leo, Irene, Monica, Leonard, Thomas Jr., Donald, Gordon, Maryanne and Roy. Bob will be missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Chapel) 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. 519-253-7234 on Thursday February 9, 2017 from 10 am until time of Funeral Service at 11 am in the Chapel. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. In memory of Bob, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (Windsor Office). Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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