McCARTHY, Gladys Ruth (Clark) of Leamington

Posted by on January 16, 2018

100 years on January 16, 2018. Predeceased by her husband Delbert (1976). Loving mother of Brian McCarthy. Loving grandmother of Kari Auby, Sean (Krystal) McCarthy, and great grandmother of Addison, Abigail, Carter, Nathyn, Mackenzie, Lily, Jensen and Jaxen. Dear sister of Donald (late Irene) Clark. Dear aunt of Cheryl (Paul) Lowes and family. Resting at Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home 197 King St. W. Harrow on Thursday January 18, 2018 from 12-2 p.m. followed by the funeral service. Interment Erie Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Christ Church Colchester or the Heart & Stroke Foundation. You may send your online condolences to www.geraldasmith.ca

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ALTMAYER, Henry

Posted by on January 16, 2018

Passed away peacefully on January 10, 2018 at the age of 91. Reunited with his beloved late wife Betty (2008). Predeceased by his parents Peter & Susanna, his brother Peter and sister Mari. Father of Helen Dietrich (Dan, 2007) and Susan Fritz (Roy). Dearest Opa of Laura, Erika, Deanna, Karl and Elaina. At Henry’s request, cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to FAMILIES FIRST 1065 LAUZON RD. East Windsor, 519-969-5841. In lieu of flowers, make a donation or share memories online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca.

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Maguire, Christopher William “Joe”

Posted by on January 16, 2018

Peacefully in his sleep on January 11, 2018 at the age of 48. Beloved son of Marlene and the late William “Bill” (2014). Loving father of Zoe Maguire and Luke Maguire. Best brother to Christine Maguire and husband Dennis Cloutier. Chris was a Stationary Engineer by trade, who loved to tinker with any type of electronics or computer. Collecting records and playing his Telecaster were his passions. He will be missed by many, especially his pet bird Mr. Nibbles. 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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STOLLAR, June (nee McKee)

Posted by on January 16, 2018

Peacefully on January 12, 2018 at 86 years of age. Reunited with her beloved husband Duke (1988). Loving mother of Doug and wife Sandy, Dave and wife Donna, John and wife Brenda, Trish and husband Ken Garlick, Chris and wife Michele and Bill and wife Connie. Former mother-in-law of Debbie Stollar (nee Oleksiuk). Treasured grandmother of 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Viola, Russell, Robert, and Arlene Presello and husband Ken. Loved sister-in-law of Irene and Bill Konrad, Mary Brockbank, Evelyn and Lynn Ryan, and Eddie and LeeAnn Stollar. She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. She will also be sadly missed by her dog Murphy. June was well known in the bowling community and was a past champion of the Molson Masters Tournament. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Autism Society would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Monday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Tuesday 11:30am 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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MacIntosh, Robert “Bob”

Posted by on January 16, 2018

Peacefully with family by his side on January 12, 2018, at the age of 71.  Loving husband of Laura (nee Fox) for sixteen and a half years.  Devoted father of Padruig and wife Lynn.  Dear brother of Joyce Wilson (the late David), the late Betty Fentum (Cyril), Carol Hanlon (the late Joe), Barbara Tintinalli (the late Vic), Diane Rabideau “Chickie” (David), Pauline Lockman (Robert) and Andrea Stafford (the late Terry).  Bob will be missed by his sisters-in-law Margaret Fox and Kathy Fulmer (Gary), as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.   Bob retired from Ford Canada after 36 years of service.  He loved his son dearly, spending many years travelling with him for hockey.  He was extremely proud of his son’s time flying with Canada’s Snowbirds.  He enjoyed spending time with his best friend, the late Richard Marchand, and was an avid fisherman. Bob will be sadly missed by Shaun Howick and Justin Marchand, whom he mentored throughout the years.  If you so desire, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.  Cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Visitation to celebrate Bob’s life will take place Friday January 19, 2018 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Families First South Windsor, 3260 Dougall Avenue, (519-969-5841).  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.familiesfirst.ca

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Urbano, Nick

Posted by on January 16, 2018

Passed away peacefully at home on January 12, 2018 at 85 years of age surrounded by his loving family.  Beloved husband and soul mate of Sofia for 43 years.  Beloved son of the late Agostino and Anna.  Loving brother of Frank (late Santina), predeceased by Rosina Koborakis (Spiridon), Maria Lapucci (Gino), Kalliopi Mouskis (John) and Nikola.  Beloved uncle of Marina Skaris (late Emmanuel), Soula Efthymiou (Nick), Mario Mouskis and his son Jon, Anna and Michelina Urbano, the late Augostino and late Samuel Urbano.  Deeply missed by beloved nephews and nieces John & Helen Skaris, Peter & Jackie Efthymiou, Gina & Tige Melton, Maria & John Grigorakis and family. Brother in-law of Aleko and Maki Georgiadou & families (Greece), Eleni and George Doumtsios and their son John (Greece).  Nick’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Kosta Stamatakis and family for all of the years of support and love.  Nick was born in Heraklion, Crete, Greece and lived his life to the fullest.  He will always be remembered for his zest for life, his great sense of humour and his love of music. He was extremely proud of his Greek and Italian heritage.  He was deeply loved and cherished by all his family and friends.  Nick was a retiree of Wells Corporation.  Visiting on Tuesday from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm.  Thrice Holy Hymn service Tuesday evening at 8:00 pm. Funeral service on Wednesday January 17, 2018 at 11:30 am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 proceeding to Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church for mass at 12:00 noon. Interment to follow at Windsor Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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McCollom, Carl Richard (Rick)

Posted by on January 16, 2018

Passed away peacefully on December 20, 2017 at 64 years of age.  Cherished father of Kim Zimmerman and Carl McCollom.  Dear grandfather of Sadie & Hayden Zimmerman and Ashlee & Amber McCollom.  Loving brother of Crystal (Don), Cindy (Rick),Ron (Laurie), Sheila (Dennis), David (Jan) and Larry (Debbie).  He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Memorial tributes to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.  Visiting on Sunday January 14, 2018 from 3 p.m. to 5 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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Foote, Melina (nee Pollard)

Posted by on January 16, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Melina on January 14, 2018 at 65 years of age.  Beloved wife of 38 years to Gerard.  Cherished mother of Andre, and Natasha Davis (Mike).  Survived by her siblings Prudence  “Prudy”, Clarence (Sadie), Garfield (Alice), Eugene (Sherry), and Ruben (Linda) and predeceased by Harold, Mildred and Winnie.  Loving sister-in-law to Eva (George), Mary (Gerard), Ann (Danny), Stan (Meline), Curtis, Bruce (the late Bev) and Charlie (the late Glenda).  She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.  Melina will be remembered for being kind, caring and generous, always thinking about others before herself.  Visitation Thursday from 2 until 3 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Cremation to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at FamiliesFirst.ca

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FORTIN, Michael James “Mike”

Posted by on January 16, 2018

Passed away peacefully on January 14, 2018 with his loving family by his side at the age of 53.  Cherished husband of over 32 years to Denise “Cupcake”.  Most loving father to Melissa & James Guthrie, Danny & Felisha.  Devoted Gramp & Papa to Jarod, Abby, Austin, Alyssa, Dayvian, Nevaeh, and Kip.  Dear son to Jim & Carol Fortin.  Beloved brother to Kim & Stu Burns, Lorne Terry.  Dearest nephew/brother Rob (Amale) Marcinko and Sue (Hugh) O’Brien.  Beloved brother in law of Don & Debbie Heath, and Lynne Lawtn. Mike is survived by many nieces, nephews, family and friends who will miss him dearly.  He was a dedicated employee at Centreline and loved his job.  Mike’s family would like to extend a special Thank you to London Health Science Centre (Dr. Welch & Dr. Lock), as well as nurses Sarka and Shawna of Paramed, Hospice of Windsor, CCAC for the care and compassion shown to Mike and his family during this difficult time.  Donations to Hospice of Windsor would be greatly appreciated. Visiting Wednesday 3-5 & 7-9.  Funeral Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 LAUZON RD. East Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Cremation to follow. Share memories or make a charitable donation online at FamiliesFirst.ca

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Piazza, John Joseph

Posted by on January 16, 2018

John Joseph Piazza was born on December 8, 1948 in Motallegro Sicily, and passed away while surrounded by family on January 14, 2018 at Windsor Regional Hospital-Ouellette Campus.  He is the beloved best friend and husband of Mary (nee Torti) for 44 years.  Loving father of Deanna Chittaro (John), Janice Pacheco, and Anthony Piazza (Elisa).  Proud doting nonno to his 4 “awesome, incredible and stupendous” grandsons Gianni and Matteo Chittaro and Cristiano and Tiago Pacheco.  Predeceassed by his parents Antonino (1975), and Anna (2012).  Dear brother of Gerlando (1952) and Gerry (1955).  Predeceased by caring in-laws Luigi and Fiorinda Torti.  John taught for over 30 years at the elementary and secondary levels of education (Brennan, Assumption and Holy Names).  He was a founding member of the co-op program at WECDSB in the 1980’s, and initiated the co-op bursary at the Board.  He continued mentoring at the Faculty of Education as a Teacher Advisor during his retirement.  He had a passion for teaching, but most of all he loved his family with all his heart.  We sincerely thank all the gifted and special Doctors, Nurses and health-care professionals that cared for John over the last 15 years.  The outstanding work of these angels will never be forgotten!  Especially, we thank the medical staff including former students in ICU that helped him in his final journey.  If you so desire, donations to Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or Downtown Mission would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation Wednesday 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.  Parish prayers at 4:30 p.m.  at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Thursday, family and friends will gather at Families First after 8:00 a.m. until procession at 8:45 a.m. to St. Angela Merici Church, 980 Louis, for Mass at 9:30 a.m.  Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Laramie, Doug

Posted by on January 16, 2018

Surrounded by his loving family, on January 14, 2018 at 64 years of age. Cherished husband for 39 years of Kathy (nee Maloney). Amazing dad of Denise and husband Joel Schwab, and Brian Laramie and wife Jenna. Treasured Grampy of Lila Laramie and Callie Schwab. Dear brother of Jim and wife Jill, Dan and his late wife Jill and Patty and husband Brian Masson. Loved brother-in-law of Susan Maloney and partner Karen, Patti and husband Tom Paisley, Dan Maloney and wife Mary and Ted Maloney and wife Trudy. Special friend of Ron and NeeNee Duby. He will be sadly missed by many cousins, nieces, nephews, numerous friends and by his best friend Terra-Dog. Doug worked at General Chemical for 31 years and had a life-long passion for farming which he did for more than 40 years. Doug had a great sense of humour and was known for his witty one-liners. He will be remembered as a thinker and a problem solver, and loved fixing things and working in the shop. If you so desire, donations to Pancreatic Cancer Canada, the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visiting Thursday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Memorial service Friday 11:30am at Families First, 585 Sandwich St. S. Amherstburg, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

May he rest pain free. “Bye for now”

 

 

 

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Regier, Lorne Dominic (Buster)

Posted by on January 16, 2018

Peacefully on January 14, 2018 at 86 years of age. Beloved husband of Bernadine (nee Bedard) for 66 years. Loving father of Richard Regier and wife Karen, Charlene and husband Ray Drouillard and Randy Regier and wife Shelley. Treasured Grandpa of Jacqueline (Dane), Francine (David), Jillian (Sean), Chris, Justin, Karlie (Brian), Emily (Corey) and Alicia (Dean). Adored Great Grandpa of Macie, Cameron, Eloise and one on the way. Predeceased by his parents Fred and Adella Regier. Dear brother of the late Gerald (Ursula), late Alvin (late Doris), late Marcella (late Mic Overholt), late Bob (Pat), Blanche (late Milford Overholt), late Vivian (late Ferdie Potier), Rosalie (late Len Jennings), Winnifred (late Wayne Quinn) and Warren (Helen). He will be sadly missed by many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Lorne retired from General Motors in 1991 after 41 years. He was a proud member of Unifor Local 1973. He was an active 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus counsel #4924. The family wishes to thank Dr. Pearce, Dr. Ghafoor and Dr. Loebach, along with the nursing staff on the 6th floor of WRH Ouellette Campus for their excellent care.  If you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation or to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Tuesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm with parish prayers at 4:00pm and K of C prayers at 7:30pm at Families First, 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Wednesday, family and friends are invited to meet after 10:30am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (834 Raymo Rd.) followed by Mass at 11:30am. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

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ANGER, G. Jay of Harrow

Posted by on January 16, 2018

76 years. January 15, 2018. Loving husband of 53 years to Brenda G. (McKinlay). Loving dad of Bradley (Anne) Anger and Donald (Penny) Anger, Harrow.  Loving grandpa of Maggie (Corey) Dawson, Jenny, Emma (Jeremy), Abby (Colin), Dawson (Suzy) and Matt. Loving great grandpa of Rowen. Predeceased by his parents Oscar and Audrey (Smith) Anger. Dear brother of Evelyn (late Tom) van Veld. Dear brother-in-law of Doug (Marion) McKinlay and Carol (Bob) Temple. Also remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Jay was a life time farmer, a member of the Harrow Fair Board, was inducted to E.C. Agriculture Hall of Fame, Past Director of E.C. Soil & Crop, E.C. Federation of Agriculture, E.C. Holstein Club. He was very active in Junior Famers, E.C. 4-H and many other agricultural and community organizations.   Visitation at Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home 197 King St. W. Harrow. Friday from 2-5 p.m. & 7-9 p.m.  A service to celebrate Jay’s life will be held at the funeral home on Saturday January 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. John van Omme officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Leamington.  Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Harrow Fair Board Box 555 Harrow, ON N0R 1G0. You may send your online condolences to www.geraldasmith.ca

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MORSE, Irene of Perth and formerly Leamington, ON

Posted by on January 16, 2018

MORSE, Irene

98 years, passed away peacefully at Brockville General Hospital on January 13, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Edgerton (2003). Loving mother of Neil Wayne & Patricia Anne Morse and Paul Cameron & Paula Hope Morse. Loving grandmother of 5 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Dear daughter of the late Elmer and Mary Keech. Dear sister of the late Murray and Cavelle Keech, the late Ellen and Walter Varey, the late Ruth and Allen Derbyshire, the late Marg and Glen Mackay. Irene was an active member at the First Baptist Church and an avid bridge player. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service to celebrate Irene’s life at 11:00 a.m. Interment Lakeview Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations made by cheque to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Share words of comfort or make a donation at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/3107/Irene-Alice-Morse/obituary.html#tribute-start

 

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Chadwick, Garth of Wheatley, ON

Posted by on January 16, 2018

Chadwick, Garth

86 years, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Erie Shores Hospice.

Beloved husband of over 60 years of Doreen (2012). Loving mother of Shannon and Larry Hyatt, Brad and Sheila Chadwick. Cherished grandfather of Brandon and Jodi Hyatt, Brittany and Lance Tofflemire and Christopher Chadwick. Proud great-grandfather of Austin Hyatt (2015), Hudson Hyatt. Predeceased by sister Donna McIntosh, dearest brother of Ken Chadwick (Karen). Dear brother-in-law of Frances Badman, Dorothy Shilson, Robert Goslin (Linda). Several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. A special thank you to the Meadows of Wheatley for the wonderful home and care provided over the last five years. The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the extraordinary staff and volunteers at Erie Shores Hospice for the care and compassion bestowed upon to our father in his final days. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St, Leamington (519-326-2631) Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. until time of funeral service to celebrate Garth’s life at 1 p.m. Interment Erie Cemetery, Wheatley. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations made to Erie Shores Hospice in Leamington would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance and make a charitable contribution at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/3106/Garth-Chadwick/obituary.html#tribute-start

 

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LAPORTE, Jerome “Jerry” of Harrow

Posted by on January 15, 2018
LAPORTE, Jerome “Jerry”

76 years on January 14, 2018. Peacefully surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of 52 years to Susan (Clifford). Cherished dad to Sherry (Elvis) Laporte-Raybon and Jerome “Butch” (Brenda) Laporte. Loving grandpa to Mykal (Jaimie) Murawski and Aaron Murawski. Loving  “Pipi” to Kaylee, Joey, Benji and Kaiden. Dear brother of Jim (Marie) Kovosi and the late Pam Black (2015). Brother-in-law of  Bob (Karen) Clifford and Terry (Lori) Clifford. Jerry had 32 years of service for Chrysler Canada, retiring in 1993. He was a member of Unifor 444, S.O.M.B.C. and 1998 Gentleman SPBC. Jerry loved his classic cars, drag cars, racing and snowmobiles.  Resting at Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home 197 King St. W. Harrow. Cremation has taken place. Visitation Thursday January 18, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A special Thank You to the Doctors, Nurses and ER Staff at Erie Shores HealthCare. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Lung Association would be greatly appreciated. www.geraldasmith.ca

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HOOPER, Judy Late of Pelee Island

Posted by on January 15, 2018

61 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on January 13, 2018. Loving wife of Ralph. Beloved mother of Mahlon Hooper. Cherished grandma to Mason and Nolan. Sister to the Janice (Roger) Hooper, Jimmy (Ginny) Lieb, and the late John Lieb. Resting at Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home 197 King St. W. Harrow. Visiting will be held Wednesday January 17, 2018 from 9:30a.m until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to The Lung Association. You may send online condolences at www.geraldasmith.ca

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GRAYER: Lee Winston

Posted by on January 13, 2018

GRAYER, Lee Winston

48 years. January  12, 2018. Remembered by mother Kietha Mulder. Beloved brother to Nathan (Marija) Mulder, the late Stacey Lovell Grayer (2016). Nephews Nathan Jr., Nolan, Neo and niece Nina. Great uncle of Saydie, Kingston and Kendra. Cherished grandson of Vida (late Judson) Mulder, late Gerald and the late Ruth Grayer. Also remembered by a  host of relatives and friends. Visitation at Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home 197 King St. W. Harrow on Monday January 15th from 7-9 p.m. A service to celebrate Lee’s life will be held on Tuesday January 16, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Harrow Baptist Church 2548 County 20 Rd. E, Harrow. Memorial donations may be made to Community Living Essex County. You may send your online condolences to www.geraldasmith.ca

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Elliott: Thomas Rae

Posted by on January 13, 2018

ELLIOTT, Thomas Rae

60 years. January  10, 2018. Predeceased by his dad Rae Elliott, 2016 and mother Shirley (Craig) Elliott, 2017. Loving brother of Cathy (late Blake) George, Susan (Mike) McCormick, Kenneth (Kim) Elliott. Dear uncle of Heather (Mike), Shawn, Brad, Erika, Ryan and great uncle of Madison. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. You may send your online condolences to www.geraldasmith.ca

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Steingart, Wayne Henry of Leamington, ON

Posted by on January 13, 2018

Steingart, Wayne Henry

64 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, January 11, 2018, in Leamington. Beloved husband of Wendy (nee Wilson) for 37 years. Loving father of Kristy Renaud and her husband Jessy, and Wayne Steingart. Adored grandfather of Hailey and Lincoln Renaud. Dear brother of Ron and wife Eileen, Ken and wife Nancy, Sue Steingart Lamar, the late Paulette Walker (Cleve), and late Donnie Steingart. Brother-in-law of the late Scott Wilson, Sue Seeger (Ken), the late Ian Wilson, Mark Ribble (Debbie). Always remembered by his many nieces and nephews and their families. Wayne was retired from the H.J. Heinz Co. and Wayne was always well-known at the D and R. Wayne was an avid Harley-Davidson rider. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St, Leamington (519-326-2631) Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Celebration of Wayne’s life will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 11 a.m. Rev. Paul Rodey officiating. Interment at Erie Memorial Gardens to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance and make a charitable contribution at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/3102/Wayne-Steingart/obituary.html#tribute-start

 

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Cole: Robert (Bob) Norman

Posted by on January 13, 2018

At Bluewater Health on Monday, January 8, 2018, ROBERT (BOB) NORMAN COLE of Sarnia passed away in his 92nd year to join his wife Eva Richardson (nee Bertram) Cole who died in July of 2012.

Bob leaves a large and loving family of five Children and TEN Grandchildren to carry on his and Eva’s and their parents’ legacy. Bob was the loving father of Barbara; Christine and her late husband Leo; Susan; Richard and his wife Lisa; Michael and his wife Jennifer.

Nicholas, Kevin, Zachary, Alexandria, Jenny, Laura, Sophie, Ella, Ben and Charlie all know him as Grandpa or Grandpa Clyde and the man with that big hug and a keen interest in them. “He was quick-witted, a bit silly, incredibly smart and, more than anything, generous. A pretty great Grandpa.”

Eva & Bob together enjoyed many years of warm companionship with his siblings and their families in Sarnia. As the last member of the Charlie and Pearl Cole family to pass on, Bob is predeceased by his brother Charlie and wife Ruth; his brother Bill and wife Clarice; and his sister Emily, whom he never knew.

Born in Sarnia, Bob was always an industrious young fellow: The early pages of his scrap book would show him on his bicycle delivering newspapers; playing in the Sarnia City Football league; dishwashing on the Noronic as it sailed the Great Lakes; barrel washing at the refinery; labouring with the bricklayers and dare-deviling & welding with the boilermakers in oil tank construction.

As World War Two neared its end, Bob suspended his high-school studies (and his adolescence) to support the effort from within Imperial Oil before serving in the Army: Training in London before being posted to the Signal Corps in Kingston. He was not deployed and, upon discharge, attended accelerated school to complete the last two years of his high school curriculum in only a few months. This was an early sign of the remarkable work ethic and integrity that Bob demonstrated throughout his life. From there, Bob followed his brother’s lead and it was off to Queen’s University where he lived modestly, studied hard, made good friends, played football and met Eva, the one and only love of his life.

In 1951, with a fresh Chemical Engineering degree in hand, Bob picked up again with I.O.L. at the Calgary Refinery. His years of perseverance were rewarded when Eva finally accepted his proposal of marriage. They were joined soon after in 1953. They grew their family and Bob grew his career as he and the family moved from Calgary to Winnipeg and finally back to Ontario with the needs of “The Company.” Landing in Sarnia in the early 70’s and, with all five children in tow, Bob & Eva settled in to call Sarnia home once and for all.

Bob supported Imperial’s Sarnia Operations by managing increasingly significant projects. He considered on-time and on-budget as the bare minimum and the projects he led were typically known for their success.

His professional focus and devotion paid off and he was able to hang up his hard hat after a very successful career on his 60th birthday and begin a retirement that spanned decades.

During those years, Bob & Eva could be found together, caring for one another and enjoying each other, their children and their families. With a keen interest in seeing the world, Bob & Eva’s travels took them to countless places and introduced them to cultures and peoples the world over.

Bob and Eva considered themselves very fortunate and were regular supporters of the good work of educational, health care and other organizations in their community. Bob and Eva were especially proud of the students they’ve been able to assist through Queen’s University.

Throughout his life, Bob had a great appreciation and love for Nature. It could be seen in his face and heard in his voice. He loved being outside and watching the lake and ever changing sky. He loved working with the land be it clearing brush or working on the beach.

Bob will certainly be missed by many.

Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will occur in the spring.

Expressions of sympathy are welcomed through donations to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit for Bluewater Health. C/o Bluewater Health Foundation. Ph. 519-464-4408.

Memories and messages of condolence may be made through www.djrobb.on.ca .

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Williams, Robert Dale ‘Bob’

Posted by on January 12, 2018

On January 10, 2018 following a lengthy struggle with cancer Bob passed away. His was a creative life well lived.  Bob was a life-time commercial photographer and Studio owner in the US and specialized in the Automotive field. Life partner of Pat Morris Williams. Best friend of son Jeffrey.  Big Brother of Richard Wade Williams, Sally Morris Campbell (Steve) and Beauveau Borie (Beth) Williams.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Bob Williams Scholarship Fund to be awarded to an exceptional individual in the business of Commercial Photography would be appreciated by the family. Cremation was held.  Please join us for a celebration of Bob’s life on Saturday January 20, 2018 after 3pm followed by a sharing of memories at 5pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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KELLY, John J. “Jack”

Posted by on January 12, 2018

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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Aiello, Salvatore

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With heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Salvatore Aiello on January 1, 2018 at 55 years of age. He was the cherished son of Gino and Maria Aiello, proud and loving father of his two children Samantha and Gino. Treasured brother of John (Carla), Paul, Adelina (Greg), Antonietta (Paul), Rio (Doreen) and Gina (John). Dear uncle of Joseph, Maria, Cassandra, Adelina, Julianna, Annamaria, Adam, Amanda, Bianca, Isabella, Giancarlo and Sabrina. Salvatore had a kind and giving soul and will always be remembered for his generosity shown towards others. Visiting Sunday 3-5pm and 7-9pm with parish prayers at 7:30pm. Funeral Monday 8:45am leaving from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to St. Angela Merici for Mass at 9:30am.  Burial to occur at a later date in Alberta. Share memories, or photos at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

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BOUTETTE, Rita (nee Thibert)

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Passed away peacefully in the presence of her loving family on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2018 at 85 years of age.  Beloved wife of Donald with whom she celebrated 63 years of marriage.  Loving mother of Michael (Teresa), Martin (Sue), Donna Davidson (Al), the late Charlene Soulliere (Mark), Annette Fraser (Richard), Janice, Francine Stadler (Michael).  Cherished Mémé of Katherine, Timothy, Alexander, David, Daniel, Joseph, Sarah, Thomas, Ryan C., Michael, Robert, Rachel, Ryan P., Krista, Sean, Scott, Eric, Andrew, Olivia, Ian, Benjamin, Jacob, Emma, Evan, Allison and 12 great-grandchildren.  Daughter of the late Charles and Violet Thibert.  Dear sister of Nora Curnutte (the late Edward), Roger Thibert (Audrey).  Special aunt of many nieces and nephews.  Born and raised on Lesperance Road in the shadow of the steeple.  Rita was very proud and dedicated to her family.  She was a wonderful example of faith, love and family.  Longstanding member of St. Rose Church and Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.  Special thanks for the excellent care provided by Windsor Regional Hospital Met Campus 4W, RCU and Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare 2S.  If you so desire, donations to Trillium Gift of Life Network or Transition to Betterness would be appreciated.  Visitation Friday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Prayers Friday 7:30 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Saturday, January 6, 2018 family and friends are invited to gather at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (834 Raymo Rd) followed by funeral Mass at 11 a.m.  A burial will take place at St. Anne Cemetery, Tecumseh.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

 

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