Gushue, Patricia Ann

Posted by on April 6, 2013

web_GushuePatricia passed away peacefully with her family by her side, on April 5, 2013, at the age of 81.  Loving wife of William (Bill) for 58 years.  Treasured mother of Phillip and wife Kerrie.  Cherished grandmother of Tyler, Malinda and Victoria.  Dear great-grandmother of Olivia and Cameron.  Patricia will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.  Patricia will always hold a special place in her family’s hearts.  Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at Windsor Regional Hospital, Metropolitan Campus, C.C.U. unit, Rose Garden Villa and the C.C.A.C. for their care and compassion.  If you so desire, donations to The Alzheimer’s Society of Windsor and Essex County or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation Tuesday, 3:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Funeral Service Wednesday 11:30 a.m. at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 LAUZON RD. East Windsor (519-969-5841). Cremation to follow.  Interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Parker, Ruth Elizabeth 1926-2013

Posted by on April 6, 2013

On April 5, 2013 our wonderful mother Ruth passed away suddenly at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Windsor Ontario, with her family by her side. Loved sister of Johnny Lynch (Annette) and cherished mother of Della Caissy (Charles), James (Patricia), the late Harvey (2013) Ethel Daigle (Richard), Robert (Carol) and Oben (Brenda). Dear grandmother of Nadine Caissy (Dale), Keith Parker (Sandra), Shane Parker (Nicole), Cory Daigle (Chantal), Ryan Parker (Nikki), Heather and great-grandmother of Keenan, Brenna, Peyton, Brooklyn, Blake and Chase. Will also be missed by the members of Donna Burleigh Parker’s family. Ruth was pre-deceased by her husband Simon (1981) and daughter-in-law Donna (1999). If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Memorial visiting Tuesday 7-9pm at Families First Funeral Home (969-5841) 2670 Dougall. A Memorial Mass will be held in Elliot Lake at a later date.Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Gravelle, Mary Sloan (nee James)

Posted by on April 5, 2013

web_gravelle_maryOn April 4, 2013, Mary Gravelle died as she lived; with spirit, humor, love, kindness and empathy generously gifted to the family and friends who surrounded her during her final days. Beloved wife of 58 years to Larry, mother to Dave (Jana), Karen (Brian), Greg (Jamie) and Brian. Devoted grandma to Charlie (Ivy), Catherine, Joshua and Allison. Survived by her sister Kay (Don) and sister-in-law Beryl. Pre-deceased by her parents John and Jean James, and siblings Billy, Al, Shirley and Eddie. Mary will be dearly missed by many extended family members and friends. Mary was a proud graduate of the 1953 Grace Hospital Nursing Class. She was a life-long member of the K-cells Ladies Auxiliary 2775 Belle River. Grateful thank you’s go out to Harry from the CCAC, Dr. Rao and the rest of the medical staff on the 7th and 8th floors of Hotel Dieu-Grace for their compassionate care. If you so desire donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Sunday 1-5pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Monday family and friends are invited to meet at Corpus Christi Church (1400 Cabana Rd. W.) after 10:00am followed by Memorial Mass at 11:00am.Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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SCHOLEY, Michael Stephen

Posted by on April 5, 2013

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62 years, passed away on April 5, 2013 surrounded by his family. Dear father of Eric & Stephanie, Kevin & Erin and Michael & Pamela. Loving Grandpa/Papa to Gavin, Cara, Parker, Colton, Caetrin, Addison and Knox. Brother of Shari Daher-Jubenville & Mel of Windsor, George & Sharon and Robert & Kelly all of Charlevoix, MI. Step brother of the late Kevin (1975). Predeceased by his parents George J. (1989) and Genevieve L’Italien (2008). Sadly missed by Cynthia O’Harra, Debra Scholey, his niece, nephews, family and friends. He will be especially missed by his canine companion Mindy. Michael was a Veteran of the US Army serving in Vietnam. He was an avid outdoorsman especially for fishing. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation, would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visiting Monday 2-6 pm followed by Funeral service at 6pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave., South Windsor 519-969-3276. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Lundy, Mary Teresa

Posted by on April 5, 2013

Peacefully with her loving family by her side in Windsor on April 4, 2013 at 93 years of age. Predeceased by husband William O. Lundy (1995). Loving mother of Thomas, Michael (Monique), Teresa, Joseph (2012), Maureen (Ross), Kevin and Colleen (Rob). Cherished grandma of Jennifer, Patrick, James, Kendra, Andrea, Catherine, Evan, Alison, Kerry-Anne, Tara, Michael. Also missed by many great-grandchildren. Will be missed by special companion Angel the dog. Many thanks for the care and compassion from Sarah H. (PSW), the staff of MET-5N and Huron Lodge- 3rd floor. A special thanks to our “Saint” Karen Oney for always being close by. Funeral service was held in Montreal where Mary spent most of her life. 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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Helmer, Vivian June of Leamington, Ontario

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93 years, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at the Leamington Mennonite Home. Beloved wife of the late Wesley George Helmer (2004) for 68 years. Loving mother of George and wife Raili, the late Bob (2012) and wife Ann. Cherished grandmother of Karen Dama (John), Lisa Van Heck (Ken Kucera), Wayne Helmer (Tina), the late Eric Helmer (2007), Melaney De Weerdt, Shawn Helmer (Kim). Proud great grandmother of Jennifer and Justin, Curtis, Kaitlin, Jordan, Austin, Monique, Richard, Julia, Mark, Alain, Chloe, Dale, and great great grandchildren Johnathan, Julianna and Lucas. Predeceased by all her siblings. Survived by sister-in-law Marian Clement and several nieces and nephews. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamingon (519-326-2631) Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Vivian’s life will be held at the funeral home on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 11 a.m. Rev. Maureen Carder officiating. Interment at Erie Memorial Gardens to follow. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Leamington Mennonite Home or the Leamington District Memorial Hospital Foundation. 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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Ingratta, Raffaele (Ralph) of Leamington, Ontario

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79 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Loving husband of Libera (Mastronardi). Dear and devoted father of Fabio and wife Gina of Kingsville. Special nonno to Sophia. Dear brother of the late Filomena Mucci and husband Domenico, Leamington; Alfredo Ingratta and wife Nella, Rome, Italy; Maria Massanisso and husband Alfredo, Rome, Italy; Guiseppe Ingratta and wife Giovanna, Sicily, Italy. Always remembered by his nieces and nephews. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Friday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Raffaele’s life will be held at St. Michael’s Church, Leamington on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 10 a.m. Fr. Patrick Beneteau officiating. Entombment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery to follow. Parish Prayers 3 p.m. Friday. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Leamington District Memorial Hospital Foundation or St. Michael’s Church Building Fund. Family and friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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WATSON, Margaret Frances (Martin) of London, formerly of Harrow

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100 years, passed away April 3, 2013 in London.  Formerly of Harrow. Margaret was the daughter of the late Bella (Catherwood) and Franklin Martin. Predeceased by brothers W. G and Keith, her husband Harold, longtime teacher and principal at the Harrow Public School, and infant daughter Marilyn. Loving  mother of Evelyn Kearns of Arlington Heights IL and Stuart (Nina) Watson of London. Devoted  grandmother of 6 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.  She was an involved and hard working member of the community having been a telephone operator, grocery clerk, sales clerk at the Harrow Dime Store and Madill’s Furniture Store and assistant at the Harrow Fair office. As well as a caring neighbour and friend, Margaret was a life member of the Harrow United Church, Sunday school  teacher, choir member and  was active in many church organizations . She  was a life member of the Women’s Institute and a member of the Rebekah Lodge for 80 years. Margaret enjoyed cooking, baking, travelling, playing cards, sewing, knitting and crocheting, but most of all she loved being with family and friends. Special thanks to the staff of the Dearness Home,  London for their professional and caring support. Resting at Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home 197 King St. W. Harrow. Visitation   Friday April 12th, 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Lily Rebekah Lodge #49 service on Friday at 3:30 p.m. A  celebration of Margaret’s life will be held at 11.00a.m.Saturday April 13, 2013 at Harrow United Church 45 Munger St. E. Harrow. Visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment  Christ Church Cemetery, Colchester. Memorials may be made to Harrow United Church, Harrowood Seniors Community or a charity of your choice. You may send your online condolences at www.geraldasmith.ca

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DAVIDSON, Marlene (Taylor) of Comber

Posted by on April 5, 2013

DAVIDSON, Marlene51 years, of Comber, born July 25, 1961, passed away peacefully at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, April 4, 2013.  Beloved wife of Steve Davidson for 30 years.  Cherished mother of Chris and Stephanie.  Loving daughter of Bernice (Bird) Taylor and the late William Taylor.  Dearest daughter-in-law of Noreen (Paquette) Davidson and the late Robert Davidson.  Dear sister of Tom (Teresa) Taylor, Stan (Debbie) Taylor, Lynda (Dan) West, the late Dan Taylor, the late Rebecca (surviving husband Roger) Appleyard, Joe Taylor, the late Brian Taylor, Barry (Wendy) Taylor, Marlene’s late twin brother Robert Taylor, and Audrey Taylor Cassidy.  Dear sister-in-law of Lorie (late husband Bob) Armstrong, and Dave (Kim) Davidson.  Dearly missed by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Marlene was an employee of AG Simpson, Windsor and a member of the Women’s Tuesday Night Bowling League in Tilbury.  Following cremation, a memorial visitation will be held at Reaume Funeral Home, 6 Canal St. W., Tilbury on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  A memorial service will commence at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.  Interment at McDowell Cemetery at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society (Relay for Life-Marlene’s Midnight Marchers) appreciated.  Online condolences may be shared at

 

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Gravelle, Mary Sloan (nee James)

Posted by on April 5, 2013

On April 4, 2013, Mary Gravelle died as she lived; with spirit, humor, love, kindness and empathy generously gifted to the family and friends who surrounded her during her final days. Beloved wife of 58 years to Larry, mother to Dave (Jana), Karen (Brian), Greg (Jamie) and Brian. Devoted grandma to Charlie (Ivy), Catherine, Joshua and Allison. Survived by her sister Kay (Don) and sister-in-law Beryl. Pre-deceased by her parents John and Jean James, and siblings Billy, Al, Shirley and Eddie. Mary will be dearly missed by many extended family members and friends. Mary was a proud graduate of the 1953 Grace Hospital Nursing Class. She was a life-long member of the K-cells Ladies Auxiliary 2775 Belle River. Grateful thank you’s go out to Harry from the CCAC, Dr. Rao and the rest of the medical staff on the 7th and 8th floors of Hotel Dieu-Grace for their compassionate care. If you so desire donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Sunday 1-5pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Monday family and friends are invited to meet at Corpus Christi Church (1400 Cabana Rd. W.) after 10:00am followed by Memorial Mass at 11:00am.Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Pitulko, Wiesh “Frank”

Posted by on April 4, 2013

WEB_Pitulko_WieslawAfter his brief struggle with cancer, it was with heavy hearts that we said good-bye to Wiesh on April 4, 2013.  Born in Poland, he grew up in Edinburgh Scotland, a city which he loved.  He attended the University of Edinburgh, and taught secondary school there prior to coming to Canada in 1968.  He had planned to return to Scotland in two years, but he met his loving wife Nancy of 43 years, and remained in Windsor.  He had a passion for teaching and for his volunteer service of 26 years with the Auxiliary O.P.P.  He was an avid harmonica player and enjoyed the many jam sessions with his wife’s extended families and playing at the Ceilidhs in P.E.I.  He will be sadly missed by his wife Nancy, his daughter Katherine Miller, his son-in-law Geoffrey and granddaughter Lauren.  He will be fondly remembered by his extended family and their annual golfing reunions, his weekly movie buddies of 35 years, and his many friends.  His quick wit, his scholarly speech and his impish grin will long be remembered.  If you so desire, donations to Hospice of Windsor or Transition to Betterness would be appreciated by the family.  Cremation has taken place.  Memorial Visitation Sunday 3:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Prayers Sunday at 9:00 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Monday, family and friends are invited to meet at Assumption Church, 350 Huron Church Road, for a Memorial Mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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McLandress, Joan Helen of West Lorne and formerly of Dutton

Posted by on April 4, 2013

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Joan Helen (Lazenby) passed away peacefully on April 4, 2013, at Beattie Haven Retirement Community, with her family by her side. She was born on December 18, 1930, in Walkerville, Ontario. Loving wife of Bill for 62 years. Loving sister of Ruth Lazenby. Predeceased by her parents, John and Ida (Arthurs) Lazenby, and an infant brother, John Arthur. Beloved mother of John and his wife Brenda, Carolyn and her husband Glenn, Bob and his wife Beth, James, and David. Grandmother of Tracey, Kerri (Steve), Katrina (Russell), Jason (Leesa), and Ashley; Daniel and Alan (Michelle); April (Brian), Ryan (Luke), and Wesley (Bethany); Megan (Devin), Amy, and Matthew. Great Grandmother of Ben, Landon, and Emelia, Carson and Briar, Jonathan, Tamara and Tyler, Emillie, Olivia and Ayden. Sister-in-law of Marilyn and Clifford Inch (deceased), Mary-Jane and Bill (deceased) Clifford, and Isabel and Les (deceased) MacFarlane. Survived by many dear friends.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2013, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Arn Funeral Home, 193 Shackleton Street, Dutton 519-762-2416 Memorial service will be held on Monday, April 8, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church in Fingal. Everyone is invited to join the family for lunch at the church following the Memorial service. Cremation has taken place.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer or Heart and Stroke foundations, or a charity of your choice.
Joan taught school for a number of years. She was a member of Knox Prestbyterian Church in Fingal, and the Wallacetown Women’s Institute.
The family wishes to thank all of Joan and Bill’s friends, and the staff at Beattie Haven Retirement Community, for the tremendous support they gave to Joan throughout her illness.
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PIGEON, Ronald Sr. of Harrow

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80 years peacefully on April 3, 2013. Beloved husband of 59 years to Harriet (Brimner). Loving father of Ron Jr. and Deb Pigeon, Greg and Bev Pigeon, Susan Mole, Harrow. Special grandpa and G-pa of 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Dear brother of Leslie Pigeon. Predeceased by his brother Carl (1959). Also remembered by many family and friends. Ron worked for Chrysler Canada and retired in 1991 and was a member of the

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CAW Local 444. Memorial visitation at Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home 197 King St. W. Harrow on Sunday 2- 5 & 7-9 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate Ron’s life will be held on Monday April 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.  at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association. You may send your online condolences and share memories at www.geraldasmith.ca

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STRIEMER, Genevieve Mary

Posted by on April 3, 2013

76 years, passed away on April 3, 2013 at Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital. Dear wife of Ken. Sister of Donald and Joe Halford and predeceased by other brothers and sisters. She will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved her. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements 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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ABBOTT, Karen (Gibb) of Harrow

Posted by on April 3, 2013

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54 years April 3, 2013.  Beloved mother of Dayna and Phil Pedrosa, Harrow, Jesse Abbott, Illinois. Loving grandmother of Nathan.       Dear sister of Rosalee Gibb and  Norma Gibb.  Predeceased by her brothers  Robert Gibb (2010) and Roger Gibb (2011). Family and friends will meet on Friday April 5, 2013 at the Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home 197 King St. W. Harrow, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of a Memorial Service to Celebrate Karen’s Life at 11:00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to St. Michaels Hospital Neuro-Trauma Unit 30 Bond St. Toronto, ON M5B 1W8.     You may send your online condolences at www.geraldasmith.ca

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McAdam, Rena May (Pearsall)

Posted by on April 3, 2013

web_McAdam_RenaPeacefully at Malden Park on April 2, 2013 at 94 years of age.  Born in Hallowell Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Rena was the daughter of William Pearsall and Mable Storey.  Beloved wife of the late Allan (1975).  Predeceased by brothers Frank, Cecil, Philip, Benjamin and Peter Pearsall and her nephew William.  Special Aunt to the Ingersoll family.  Dear friend of Marion Hinton, Karen Myers and Joan Duff.  Rena enjoyed spending time with her friends at Water World and was a proud member of the Red Hot Nanas of Windsor.  Rena was a member of Beach Grove Golf and Country Club where she won many single and team golf championships throughout the years.  Rena is also survived by her Godson John Eversley, nephews Doug and Brian Pearsall and many great nieces and nephews.  In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity or your choice would be appreciated.  Cremation services were entrusted to FAMILIES FIRST 1065 LAUZON RD. East Windsor (519-969-5841).   A Celebration of her life will take place at the Riverside Sportsmen’s Club, 10835 Riverside Dr E, Windsor on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 1 p.m.  All are welcome.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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BOSE, Vincent

Posted by on April 3, 2013

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Peacefully on March 30, 2013 at the age of 73 years. Dear papa to Leonard, Evangelista, Jacob, Vincent & Thomas. Visitation WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234     11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. at Banwell Rd. on FrBoseiday April 5, 2013 from 2 to 5 & 7 to 9 PM. Parish prayers Friday at 7:30 PM. Visitation will continue on Saturday  April 6, 2013 at the funeral home from 9:00 AM until time 10:30 AM then to Our Lady of the Atonement ( 2940 Forest Glade Dr. )  for funeral mass at 11:00 AM. Interment St. Anne’s Cemetery. Donations may be made to the family ( envelopes available at the funeral home ). On-line condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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MICHALEK, Anthony (Tony) T.

Posted by on April 3, 2013

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Of Blue Heron, Windsor, passed away March 24, 2013 at the Hospice House of Arizona in the loving arms of his wife and partner Rose Marie Michalek ( Vigneux ).  Your soul may be gone, but you will forever be in our hearts.  He was born on August 29, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan to Stephen and Victoria Michalek.  He married Edwina (nee Tessmer) 1955 in Warren, Michigan and she predeceased him in death in 1982, also preceded in death by 3 brothers and 3 sisters.  He then married Rose Marie Vigneux-Futko in 1987 of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Tony was a caring and inspiring stepfather, proudly accepting them all as his own: Brian Futko, Richard Futko (2001), Janice Boismier (Al Guthrie), Charles Futko, Michael Deslauriers and Shari Futko.  He was a loving and patient Papa to Jennifer Bergen, Chantelle Boismier, Shira Labonte, Kody Labonte, Spencer Cavalier and Great grandfather to Kyren Purdy, all who miss him dearly. He has one remaining brother and family of Stanley (Stash) Michalek of Dearborn, Michigan.  He will also be missed by dear friends Arthur and Esther Michalek and their children of Troy, Michigan.  He will be missed by many nieces and nephews.  Tony was an engineer for Chrysler Corporation and then for General Dynamics for 32 years.  He was also a decorated Veteran as a Paratrooper with the C17 in the US ARMY and served in Korea , even continued to go out and make jumps even after he returned home from active duty.  The family would like to thank the Hospice of Arizona.  Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234     11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. at Banwell Rd. on Friday from 4 to 9 PM. Parish prayers Friday at 5:30 PM. A Veteran’s Service under the Auspices of the Windsor Veteran’s Memorial Committee will be held on Friday evening at 7:30 PM.  Relatives and friends are invited to meet at St . Anne’s Church (12233 Tecumseh Rd. E, Tecumseh) on Saturday April 6, 2013 from 10:30 AM until time of Tony’s funeral mass at 11:00 AM. Fr. Larry Brunet Officiating. Interment Sacred Heart LaSalle. In kindness memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Arizona or to St. Vincent de Paul Society. On-line condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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MILLS, John “Johnny V” of Harrow

Posted by on April 3, 2013

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59 years March 31, 2013. Beloved husband of Deborah (Soltys), Harrow. Loving father of James Mills, Calgary. Loving son of Nellie and the late Stanley Mills. Dear brother of Barbara Ann Morton, Toronto, Kathy and James Byers, Toronto, Brenda Mills, Saskatoon, Karen Mills, New Market,

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Donna and Donald Dawson, Toronto. Also remembered by many nieces and nephews. “Johnny V” was a Canadian blues legend and 1991 Juno Award winner. Family and friends will meet on Saturday April 6, 2013 at  Place Concorde 7515 Forest Glade Dr. Windsor, ON N8T 3P5 for a Memorial Service to Celebrate John’s life at 2:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart & Stroke Foundation 4570 Rhodes Dr. Windsor, ON N8W 5C2. You may send your online condolences at www.geraldasmith.ca

Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home 197 King St. W. Harrow. 519-738-6662.

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BRODE: Michael Joseph Thomas

Posted by on April 3, 2013

Passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at the age of 71, after a long battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). Loving and devoted father to Alice. Predeceased by his wife Carol [Simpson] in 1983. As the oldest child, he leaves behind brother Kerry and wife Anne Marie and brother Patrick and wife Maureen. Michael will join his parents – Marjorie [Grannie] (1997) and George [Buppy] (2004) Brode; and his in-laws Kathryn [Grandma Cass] (1979) and Thomas [Papa] (1990) Simpson in heaven. Michael worked for 30+ years at the City of Windsor and retired in 2003. Throughout his life, he constantly read novels, magazines & newspapers daily, travelled around the world, and had a passion for history (Ph. D.)  He was active for most of his life by running & walking long distances and working in the yard at his country home. He will be greatly missed by nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. A special thanks is extended to all of Michael’s caregivers for the past 3 years. Visitation on Friday, April 5, 2013 from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm. Prayers at 7:30 pm at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N. Essex, On Saturday, friends are invited to meet the family after 10 a.m. at Good Shepherd Parish (St. William site) in Emeryville followed by the Funeral Mass at 11 am. Interment to follow at St. William Cemetery next to his wife Carol. Donations may be made online, in Michael’s memory, to the CurePSP Foundation in Florida at www.psp.org/

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Bennett, Valerie

Posted by on April 3, 2013

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Valerie Gay Bennett, 60, of LaSalle, Ontario, wife of beloved late husband Gary Bennett and close friend of Joe Noble, went in peace to the Heavenly Father on April 1, 2013. Valerie was preceded in her death by parents Alfred and Minnie Robinet and brother Joe. Valerie is survived by siblings; brothers Tom and wife Sharon, Michael and wife Nancy, sister Vickie and husband Joe. Loving mother to sons Claude and William, daughter Danielle and husband Jeff Zapawa, six grandchildren Vanessa, CJ, Megan, Curtis, Zachary, and Zoe and great-grandchild Audree. Valerie, for 28 years, was very proud to be a City of Windsor Huron Lodge employee. Valerie received great joy providing service to the residents. She enjoyed taking many residents over the years to Bingo, helping others, the faithful companionship of her dogs, and most of all her family. The family extends their deepest gratitude to the many friends and colleagues at Huron Lodge and The Palliative Hospice Centre for their support in her time of need. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor Essex County Humane Society would be appreciated. Cremation service was held. Friends are invited to join the family Saturday after 10a.m., followed by a Memorial Service at 11a.m. 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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STEVENSON, Glenwood Raymond – Kingsville

Posted by on April 3, 2013

82, passed away on Monday April 1, 2013 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital in Leamington, Ontario.  He was born on May 1, 1930 in Leamington to Wilmot and Agnes Stevenson.  Glen lived his full life and worked all throughout Essex County.  A master carpenter; Glen’s work on numerous homes in the Kingsville area will leave a lasting legacy for years to come.  Glen married Margaret Batten in 1950 in Gesto.  True soul mates, they were happily married for 62 years.  Glen was a founding member of the Kingsville Canadian Honkers Camp Club, and the Kingsville Migration Festival, and an executive member and chaperone for the Kingsville Essex Associated Band.  Glen also grilled many steaks for numerous charitable organizations over the years.  Glen is survived by his wife Margaret of Kingsville; his daughters Gaye Stevenson, and Kim (Dan) Siddall of Kingsville; his grandchildren Benjamin (Christopher Menard) Stevenson Balkwill, Peter Stevenson Balkwill, Alison Claire Siddall, and Patrick Glen Harold Siddall of Kingsville; his siblings Carl (Colleen) Stevenson of Gravenhurst, Evelyn (Tom) Dawson of Kingsville, and Kenneth “Butch” (Betty) Stevenson of Kingsville; and his many nieces and nephews and other relatives.  Glen was preceded in death by his parents Wilmot and Agnes Stevenson, sister Vivian (Don “Spider”) Robertson, brother Jerry, and sister-in-laws Rose and Shirley.  Visitation will be held at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91 Division St. S., Kingsville from 2-4 and 7-9 on Thursday April 4, 2013.  A funeral service from the funeral home will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday April 5, 2013.  Interment in Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville.  In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Essex County Library – Kingsville Branch (40 Main St. West, Kingsville); the Windsor and Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation (2220 Kildare Road, Windsor); or the ALS, Windsor.  Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca

 

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Bertram, Christa

Posted by on April 2, 2013

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Peacefully with her husband at her side on April 1, 2013 at 66 years of age. Beloved wife of Peter. Cherished mother of Peter and wife Sule and Stuart and wife Diane. Loving Oma of Ceyda, Erkan, Derya and Nicholas. Dear sister of Kurt, Klaus and Udo. Dear sister-in-law of Manfred, Gisela, Christa and Hans-Juergen. If you so desire, donations to the Multiple Myeloma Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Friday 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Prayers Friday 4:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Saturday, family and friends are invited to meet at St. Joseph Church River Canard after 9 a.m. followed by Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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ROCKWOOD, Jerry

Posted by on April 2, 2013

Passed away suddenly on April 1, 2013 at 61 years of age. Loving husband of three years to Lynn (nee Ball). Devoted father of Angela (Guy), Kip, Rob and step-father of Paula and Melanie (Derrick). Loving Papa to Christina, Casara, Kaitlynn, Rebecca, Jillian and great-papa to Teegan. Cremation services entrusted to FAMILIES FIRST 1065 LAUZON RD. East Windsor (519-969-5841). Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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LOGAN, William “Bill” Jr.

LOGAN, William, P.F. Jr. – Suddenly at home on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 William “Bill” Logan Jr. died at the age of 28. Beloved son of William & Sari Logan of Sarnia. Loving brother of Matthew Logan of Cincinnati. Dear nephew of Franklin Bolgan & wife Carol, South Carolina, Amy Bolgan-Spring & husband Al, Michigan, Ciney Bolgan-Snook , Florida and Robin Phillips & husband James, Australia. Also survived by many cousins. Predeceased by his grandparents. Bill was a graduate of Northern Collegiate in Sarnia and the University of Windsor where he was currently working on his Masters Degree in Criminology. He had a love for playing baseball & hockey and enjoyed watching football. Bill was a wonderful son & brother and will be deeply missed but lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him. Friends will be received at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431. N. Christina St., Sarnia on Friday, April 5th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. David Butler at Sacred Heart Church on Saturday April 6th at 11 a.m. Interment to follow. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Charity of Choice.

A tree will be planted in memory of Bill Logan Jr. n the McKenzie & Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 15th, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area

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