DOBSON, Verna

Posted by on March 3, 2016

web_dobson_vernaOn March 1, 2016 in Windsor. Born January 7, 1937 at Kitchener, ON. Reunited with her beloved husband William Redvers (2013). Loving mother of Carl (Joann) of Woodslee, Dianne (Michael) Keane, Alan (Eileen) and Gary (Luwana) all of Windsor. Loving grandma to Lyndsay, Jamie, Darcie, Tanya, Tyler, Sabrina, Joshua and Jordyn. Daughter of the late Albert Victor and Elsie Violet Hollefreund. Dear sister of Shirley (late John) Wigle, Linda (Ivan) Ronald and pre deceased by siblings Ken (Joyce) Hollefreund, Claude (Maddie) Hollefreund, Grace (Bill) Sergeant, Doreen (Bill) Janisse, Joan (Glenn) Ulch, David and Carol. Sister-in-law of Margurite (late Stan) Dicks, Doreen (late Ken) Dobson, Barbara (late Ray) Dobson and pre deceased by in-laws Norma (George) Nixon, Lois (Ken) Dinsmore and Audrey (Barry) LaPlante. Verna retired in 1992 from Producers Cold Storage Windsor and was an active past member of NuOptions Club of Windsor. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Friday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Saturday at 1:00pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Burial Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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HEROLD, Frank Jr.

Posted by on March 3, 2016

web_HaroldSuddenly, in London, Ontario with loving family. Born in Hodod (Kriegsdorf), Romania to Franz & Elisabeth Herold. Loving husband of Betty (nee Bondy) for 57 years. Dearest father to Ron (Sheila), Nancy (Brian) Berthiaume and Ken (Alma). Awesome Grandpa to Joe (Kirsten), Ryan (Cynthia), Jamie (Karlie), Andrew, Hayley, Bradley, Aaron and Eric. Greatest Great-Grandpa to Moira, Lily, Lexi, Joe Jr., Jalie, Parker, A.J., Ryder and Maya. Survived by sister Elisabeth (the late John) Bernhardt and Mike (survived by spouse Katie) Reinbold. Brother-in-law of Bill & Kitty O’Connor. Together in Heaven with “fur-baby” Mindy. Frank will be fondly remembered in the Standardbred horse industry. If you so desire, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Memorial visiting Friday from 2-5 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until words of remembrance at 12:00 noon at Families First 585 Sandwich St. South Amherstburg, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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SALALILA, Juan David Jr.

Posted by on March 3, 2016

web_SalalilaJuan David Salalila, Jr., age 67, passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2016 and is now at peace after his battle with cancer. He was born to Beatriz and the late Juan Salalila, Sr. on February 25, 1949 in Santa Rita, Pampanga, Philippines. Juan graduated from Feati University in Manila, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He married Rebecca in 1974 and moved to Canada later that year. They were blessed with 41 years of marriage, 3 children, and 2 grandchildren.

He worked very hard to provide for his family in his career as a mechanical engineer. He also was determined to learn the skills necessary to become a general contractor, and in doing so, he built the family home in 1990. As hard as he worked at these jobs, he worked even harder to build a good life for his family. He worked tirelessly to provide rich experiences for them, and liked to capture these moments in pictures and in video. He was rarely seen without his camera, and loved reminiscing about these captured cherished memories.

Juan will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Rebecca; his three children: John, Jayme, and Joel; his two grandchildren, Kate and Alex; his mother, Beatriz; his sisters: Irma, Dinia, Donatila, and their families.

Special thanks to the staff at the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre and the Hospice Residence Home (Windsor Campus). In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Hospice Residential Home (Windsor Campus) in his honour.

Visitation will be from 3:00 to 5:00 PM and 7:00 to 9:00 PM, prayer service will be held at 4:30 PM, and Novena at 8 PM on Friday, March 4, 2016 at Families First Funeral Home (3260 Dougall Avenue, Windsor, Ontario). Additional visitation will be on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 10:00 AM until the funeral mass at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (804 Grand Marais Road East, Windsor, Ontario). Internment and burial will take place at Heavenly Rest Cemetery immediately following the mass. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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ATANASIO, Natalia Margarida (Cacilhas)

Posted by on March 3, 2016

ATANASIO, Natalia Margarida (Cacilhas)

atanasiostarphoto88 years. March 2, 2016, peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her husband Jose (1970). Loving mother of the late Joaquim (1973), the late Jose (2013) (Denise) Goncalves, the late Joao (2004), Arnaldo (Joanne) Atanasio, Nelly (Victor) Pereira, Rosa (Angelo) Fortuna, Louis Atanasio. Loving grandmother of 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Also remembered by her 3 brothers. Resting at Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home 197 King St. W. Harrow. Visitation Friday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Saturday March 5, 2016 where family and friends will meet at  9:30 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Rick Janisse officiating. Interment at Colchester Memorial Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society. You may send your online condolences to www.geraldasmith.ca

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DUPUIS, Corinne: 87 years, of Tilbury

Posted by on March 1, 2016

DUPUIS, CorinnePassed away peacefully at Tilbury Manor on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Beloved wife of the late George Dupuis. Loving mother of the late Elaine (surviving husband Ken) Usher, Debra (Larry) Davenport, Richard (Amelia) Dupuis, and Dennis (Sandra) Dupuis. Dear grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by parents Maurice and Anna (Moison) Laliberte. Sister of the late Jeannette (late Donald) Beseau, Virginia (Richard) Ladouceur, Mary Ann (Fred) Tosczak, and the late Joseph (surviving wife Marjorie) Laliberte. Dear Aunt of many nieces and nephews. Thank you to the special Angels at Tilbury Manor for taking care of Nicolle’s Gram. Visitation at Reaume Funeral Home, 6 Canal St. W., Tilbury from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral service from the funeral home Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 10:30 a.m., then to St. Francis Xavier Church, Tilbury for Mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. Memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice appreciated. Online condolences may be shared at www.reaumefh.com

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Grant, Lois (nee Disher) of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on March 1, 2016

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Departed quietly on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at the Sun Parlor Home in Leamington, aged 87. Lois was born in London, Ont. She married Fred Grant in 1952 in Peterborough, Ont. In 1957, she moved to Chatham, Ont. where she began a long and happy career at the Union Gas Company. Survived by her daughter Michele Grant-Neaves (Bob), grandson Matt Neaves (Laura) and sister Eileen Disher. Predeceased by brother John Disher. Private family arrangements have been held.

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BODIE, Vera

Posted by on March 1, 2016

web_Bodie_VeraCremation was held. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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REAUME, Erin Renee (nee Harding)

Posted by on March 1, 2016

WEB_Reaume_ErinPassed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on February 27, 2016, at the age of 43 years. True love of Lawrence for 18 years. Adored mother of Madison, Sydney, and Riley. Cherished daughter of Lillian Harding, Bill Harding (Linda). Loving sister of John Harding (Michelle), Rusty Harding (Robyn), Karlyn Harding, and Michael Harding. Missed by Jen Thompson and Chris Thompson. Daughter-in-law of Monica and the late Lawrence Reaume. Sister-in-law of Garry Reaume (Heather), Kathryn Boroski (Ken), Daniel Reaume (Karen), and Judith Boivin (Guy). Survived by many nieces and nephews. Erin will be remembered by her many colleagues, friends, and students as a teacher with the Greater Essex County District School Board. Donations made to the Transition to Betterness, We Care for Kids or an Education Trust Fund for the children (cheques made payable to Lawrence Reaume) would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-9 pm with parish prayers Wednesday 8:00 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Family and friends are invited to meet after 10:30 am at Sacred Heart LaSalle (219 Sacred Heart Drive LaSalle) until time of Mass at 11:30 am. Interment St Joseph’s Cemetery River Canard. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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GAGNON: Sharon Elsie Olive of Essex

Posted by on March 1, 2016

webPeacefully with her loving family by her side on February 26, 2016 at 55 years of age. Beloved wife of Dale Patrick Gagnon with whom she celebrated 40 years of marriage. Cherished mother of Erica Gagnon, Jennifer Gagnon, the late Sherry Starr (1985), Dale Jr. Gagnon & wife Tiffany. Loving Meme of Cole, Jessica, Grace, Shaylyne, Bryce and Axel. Dear sister of Jo-Anne & husband Mike Rousseau and the late Catherine Krug (2012). If you so desire donations to the Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated. Visiting Wednesday 12:00pm until 5:00pm at the Gagnon family home located at 3514 North Malden Rd, Essex. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kennedy Funeral Home Limited (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex on Cremation to follow. You may send your condolences online at www.kennedyfh.com

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Wiebe, Rudy of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on March 1, 2016

Wiebe, Rudy

88 years, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at the Sun Parlor Home in Leamington. Beloved husband of Patricia (Hooker) for 40 years. Survived by Denise Dirk and her family Landon, Quentin and Brady, and Richard Dicaire. Predeceased by his siblings Nick (late Rene), Mary Wiebe, Danny (late Marie), Ernie (late Donna). Uncle to several nieces and nephews. Rudy spent many years in the Maintenance Department at the Sun Parlor Home. Visiting at the Sun Parlor Home Auditorium, 175 Talbot St. E., Leamington on Friday, March 4 from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Service to celebrate Rudy’s life at 11 a.m. Pastor Larry Forsyth officiating. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations made by cheque to the Sun Parlor Home Bus Fund would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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Williams, William A. (Bill) of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on March 1, 2016

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95 years, passed away peacefully with his children by his side on Monday February 29, 2016 at the Sun Parlor Home for Seniors. Beloved husband of the late Marion (Lott)(1993). Dear father of the late Barry (2013) (Stacey), Judy Enns (Dave), Nancy Player (Gary), Jim (Gloria). Loving grandfather of Stacey and Tony Andary, Chris and Tracey Williams, Loree and Scott Buchan, Joel and Kari Enns, Laurin and Casey Wood, Adam and Kim Williams. Proud and loving great grandfather to ten ‘great’ grandchildren.

Dear brother of June Scratch (Corwin) and Wray (Delores). Predeceased by his sister Belva Hill (the late Walter), and by his brother Jack (the late Norma). Dad will be remembered and missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends as well as the special ‘family’ he came to love at the Sun Parlor Home over the last five years. Bill was a WWII veteran who served his country proudly . He was a 50 year member of Leamington Br. #84 Royal Canadian Legion, owner / operator of Wm. A. Williams Plant Farm providing beauty and nourishment to the community.Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre 14 Russell Street Leamington on Friday, March 4, 2016 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 pm.

Funeral Service to celebrate Bill’s life, from the funeral home on Saturday March 5, 2016 at 11 a.m. Rev. Liz Chaplin officiating. Interment Erie Memorial Gardens.

Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Sun Parlor Home “Bus Fund” or Leamington Hospital Foundation “Hospice.”

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Gabriele, Guido

Posted by on February 29, 2016

web_Gabrielle_GuidoPassed away peacefully on February 28, 2016 at 89 years of age surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Anna with whom he celebrated 56 years of marriage. Loving father to Maria (John Di Biase)  and Roberta. Loving Nonno to Catherine, Natalie and Christopher. Son of the late Attilio and Ida. Brother of Gildo (Italy), the late Augusto (Italy), and Italo (Ermina) Gabriele. Will be remembered by many nieces, nephews, and many good friends in Windsor and Italy. Guido was creative, artistic and enjoyed his wine making. He and his brother Italo owned and operated Gabriele Brothers Inc. in Windsor for 40 years. He was an active member of the Ciociaro Club. He will be missed dearly by all. A sincere thankyou to the entire staff at Brouillette Manor for their compassion and care the last four years. Visiting Thursday March 3, 2016 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers at 4:30 p.m. Funeral Service on Friday March 4, 2016 at 8:45 a.m. at Families First, 3260 Dougall, (519-969-5841) then proceeding to St. Angela Merici Church 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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Reaume, Daniel Joseph

Posted by on February 29, 2016

web_Reaumne_DanPeacefully at his childhood home on February 28, 2016 at the age of 57. Loving son of Josephine and the late Nelson (2012). Dear brother of Ron and wife Patti, Anne Dupuis and husband Randy, Brenda Verkoeyen and husband Marty, Geoffrey and wife Esther, Laura and husband Kris Burleigh, and predeceased by his sister Carole Delisle (2013). Survived by his brother-in-law Norm. Dan will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews; Diane, Nicole, David, Steven, Rochelle, Joseph, Adam, Richard, Cody, Kyle, Katelyn and Christian. Dan owned Dan Reaume Photography for over 30 years. He was a passionate and talented photographer who captured many of life’s most memorable moments. He was well known and loved by his many friends and enjoyed the camaraderie at the various restaurants he frequented, including Nana’s Bakery, Donna Mae’s Diner and The Coffee Exchange. Over the years he donated his time and talent to several ministries at St. Alphonsus Church as well as other community organizations. If you so desire, donations to the Downtown Mission would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Thursday 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Parish prayers at 7:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Friday, friends are invited to join the family for a Funeral Mass at St. Alphonsus Church, 85 Park Street East, from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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BREWER, Elinore Mary (nee: Cherry) of Tilbury

Posted by on February 29, 2016

BREWER, Elinore, squareSurrounded by her family, Elinore peacefully passed away at Tilbury Manor on Sunday, February 28, 2016. Raised in Windsor, ON, Elinore was the eldest of 3 daughters, born on February 3, 1921 to James and Helen Cherry.  She graduated from Kennedy Collegiate and then worked at Ford Motor Co. and United Cigar.  In 1943, she became a Navy War Bride when she married Allen.  She devoted her life to raising 2 children and willingly packed up and moved the family to Hornepayne, Burlington, Brantford, London and Sarnia, starting in 1966, while Allen pursued his railroad career with CN.

Elinore loved playing the piano while Allen sang their old tunes. She was always the first to volunteer and was a devout Anglican.  She also loved her chocolate, babies, animals and travelling to Florida.

Predeceased by husband Allen (2005) and sister Frances Sovran (2003) but leaving behind her youngest sister, Jeanette Crombie, Peterborough. Survived by daughter Janet (Dan) Woods, son Jim Brewer (partner Danielle), grandsons Jamie Brewer (partner Danielle), Jeremy (Cindy) Brewer, all of Woodstock and step-granddaughter Sara Woods, Hanover.  She also leaves behind great-grandchildren Dylan, Taylor, Paul, Hayley and Abbey all of Woodstock, Lexie in Hanover and nieces and nephews.  Also lovingly remembered by daughter-in-law, Cindy Brewer, Woodstock and daughter # 2 Susan Dutry, Chatham.

Arrangements entrusted to Reaume Funeral Home, 6 Canal St. W., Tilbury. Cremation has taken place. Private family celebration at a  later date.  In lieu of charitable donations, please show kindness to others and spend quality time with family and friends.  A hug and a kiss always brought great joy to Elinore.  Online condolences may be shared at www.reaumefh.com.

A very special thank you to the frontline staff at Tilbury Manor whose love and excellent care helped Elinore to celebrate her 95th birthday.  We will be forever grateful and will never forget you.

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GEDDY: Donald “Don” of Strathroy

Posted by on February 29, 2016

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Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Sunday, February 28, 2016 Donald Orval Geddy of Strathroy passed away at the age of 73. Loving husband of Connie Geddy for 51 years. Beloved father of Kim Geddy (Mike Seman) and Diane Geddy. Dear grandfather of Aaron Kampers (Terri), Joseph Disepolo, Keith Seman and Jacq Seman and great grandfather of Christopher, Coby, Marleen, Mikyla and Marliah. Brother in law of Karl Coopman and Hilary Geddy. Forever remembered by many nieces, nephews and extended family. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY 519-245-1023 on Thursday, March 3rd from 11:00 am until the time of the funeral and Lions Memorial Service at 1:00 pm. Interment will take place in Strathroy Cemetery at a later date. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to Lions Eyes Right or Diabetes Association. Online condolences accepted at www.dennings.ca.

 

 

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St.-Amand, Maurice of Leamingon, Ontario

Posted by on February 29, 2016

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“Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28)
It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Maurice St.-Amand on February 25, 2016 at the age of 65. He was born in Victoria County in New Brunswick and was the son of the late Claude.W. St-Amand and Alexina Bourgion. Beloved father to Buffy (husband Kelly), Charles (fiancée Maria),and Cheyne. Loving brother to Edna Carroll (Reid), late Jeanne D’Arc (Yvon), Albeo (Carmen), Jean-Guy, Rene (Johanne). Predeceased by his brother Dick St.-Amand and his sister Vianne (Edmond). Family and friends will are invited to gather at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St. Leamington (519 326-2631) on Thursday March 3, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. until prayers at 1:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. A private burial of his cremated remains will take place at a later date. Memorial donations to honour Maurice’s life can be made to World Vision and would be appreciated by the family.

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RAFAEL, Illene (Evon)

Posted by on February 29, 2016

web_Rafael_Ilene78 years of age, died peacefully in the presence of her family on February 28, 2016. Loving wife of 58 years to Alex. Loving and devoted mother of Jeff (Annie), Don, Keith (Melissa), Cheryl (Rene), Debbie and Sheila (Frank). Cherished grandmother of 9 grandchildren and 1 one great-granddaughter. Daughter of the late Lillian and Roy Evon. If you so desire, donations to Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated. Visitation Wednesday from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Prayers Wednesday 4:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Thursday, family and friends are invited to meet at Assumption Church, McEwan Campus (681 McEwan) after 10 a.m. followed by funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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VARGA, Shirley Grace of Leamington

Posted by on February 28, 2016

Paper Photo Varga, Shirley86 years, passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Andrew (2006). Dear mother of Jill Renaud (Robert), Jane Omstead (David), Tim Varga, Jody Jewett (Alan), Tracey Eusebi (Perry), Tessa Bialkowski (James). Loving grandmother of Andrew, Jamie, Aimee, Jenny, Katie, Raeanne, Lisa, Adrian, Gabriel, Allie, Jessie, Sam, Emma, Claire and great grandmother of Micah, Noah, Mateah, Nataliah, Grayson, and Hudson. Dear sister of Tom Bailey (Yvonne), Ann Dunmore (Larry), Bert Bailey (Donna). Predeceased by a grandson Nickolas and a brother Leonard Bailey (Elaine). Also survived by many sisters and brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Shirley was a wonderful mother and homemaker and she lived for her family. Think of her when you see a robin in the spring. A Private Graveside Service will be held. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association. Friends may share memories and make memorial contributions at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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LORI, Elio Paul

Posted by on February 28, 2016

web_Lori_ElioElio “Ba” Lori gracefully on February 26 surrounded by his loving family.

Beloved husband of Teresa (nee Schmidt). Loving father of Philip (Roberta), Donna Lori-Brannagan (Matthew), Diana Hoffman (Jim), Chris, Mathew (Lisa), Mark (Tricia), Ken, and the late Michael (1986). Dear Grandfather to 17 grandchildren. Dear brother to the late Madeline Lori (1981).

Elio Paul Lori was born on November 24, 1931 in Casamurana, Italy to Dominico Lori and Filomena (nee Tancredi). He landed in Canada at age 4, grew up on Norman Rd. and graduated from The University of Detroit with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and later a Masters degree in Business. He married Teresa Schmidt in 1955 and conversed with her for over sixty years.

Elio started his career at Ford as a process engineer in 1953 and was soon the youngest plant manager in Ford history at the age of 34. In time he became the general manufacturing manager for all North American engine plants with engineering, design and production under his stewardship. By his 43rd and final year he was supervising the launch of new engines, and figured prominently in the renewal of Plant 1 on Drouillard Rd.

His children remember him as self-disciplined, patient, tenacious, humble, understated, encouraging and mild-mannered. Most of all, Elio was an exceptional listener and extraordinary conversationalist, qualities that should place him in the Humanity Hall of Fame. After talking to Elio you could walk away touched, appreciated, explored, affirmed and even renewed. At the very least you felt heard, his ear for your views, experiences and expertise evidence of his remarkable interest in your life and thoughts.

He was a devoted catholic who pushed himself to know God and live out The Word of Jesus at home, work and in the neighborhood. He was passionate about the communities of St. Clair Beach, Windsor, Detroit and Essex County, putting his energies and resources toward institutions, schools, churches, agencies and programs that contributed to the betterment of all.

If you so desire, donations to Chalice (child sponsorship program www.chalice.com) or to the St. Vincent de Paul Society Divine Mercy Food Bank at 1074 Wyandotte St. East would be appreciated. Visiting Tuesday 2-5, 7-9 p.m. with prayers at 7:30 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Visiting resumes on Wednesday, after 9 a.m. at Good Shepherd Parish, St. Gregory Site, 13789 St. Gregory Rd., until the time of Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos, or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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COLLISON, Adrienne Huguette (nee Beasse)

Posted by on February 28, 2016

WEB_Collison_AdriannePassed away peace at home, surrounded by love, February 26, 2016 at the age of 79. Loving wife to Donald Frederick Collison for 62 years amazing years. Adored mother of eleven children; Arlene Collison, the late Richard Collison (July 9, 1981), Matthew (Patricia) Collison, David (Cheryl) Collison, Cathy Soltes, John (Nicole) Collison, Cindy (Chris) Manzara, Patricia (Chris) Gillen, Pamela D’Alimonte, Luke Collison, Donald Jr. (Carina) Collison, and Dennis (Jane) Collison. Grandma leaves behind 26 beautiful grandchildren and 9 amazing great grandchildren. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ for 60 years and served as a Deaconess for many years. Her love for the Lord was a part of everything she built, cared and cherished. She leaves behind many wonderful brothers and sisters in Christ. We would like to thank all those who reached out, our compassionate health care providers, you know who you are; it truly made all her care possible while remaining in her home until her passing. The family has requested in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Church of Jesus Christ – Windsor Building Fund, PO Box 51, Amherstburg ON, N9V 2J2. Visitation, Monday February 29th, 2016 from 4 pm – 7 pm followed by a Service Tuesday March 1st, 2016 at10 am. All are welcome to celebrate her life at Families First Funeral Home, 585 Sandwich Street South, Amherstburg, (519-969-5841). Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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DiMenna, Costantino (Gus) of Leamington

Posted by on February 27, 2016

Paper photo DiMenna, Costantino87 years, passed away on Friday, February 26, 2016 at Windsor Regional Hospital, Ouellette Campus. Beloved husband of Michelina (Pannunzio). Dear father of Clotilde (Tilda) DiMenna and husband Bill Kehn, Flora DiMenna, Tony DiMenna and wife Michele, Dave DiMenna and wife Diane and the late Tony DiMenna (1963). Loving grandfather of Jonathan Allison, Jennifer Rubino, Ashley DiMenna, Adrian DiMenna, Arielle DiMenna, Ally DiMenna, Kayla DiMenna and great grandfather of Remy Allison, Spencer Rubino, Grace Allison and Sebastien Allison. Dear brother of the late Adorina Porrone, the late Pasqualina Mastronardi, Maria Mastronardi, the late Luigi DiMenna, Felice DiMenna, the late Armando DiMenna and Mario DiMenna. Costantino will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Costantino immigrated to Canada in 1956 with 20 dollars in his pocket. He worked hard with his brother Mario and families and had many great accomplishments, including a 5 acre greenhouse farm, Bella Vista Tower and apartments, Ruthven and Provincial Nursery & Garden Centres and DiMenna Estates residential development. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Monday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection at St. Joseph’s Church, 310 Sherk Street, Leamington on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 10 a.m. Entombment Erie Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Parkinson Canada. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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LONGAY, John

Posted by on February 26, 2016

web_Longay_JohnPeacefully after a brief illness at the age of 92. Loving husband of Ann for 60 years. Dear father of Carol Sadler (Jon), Patricia Jahn (Daniel), Richard (Miriam), Gregory, Robert (Laurie) and Brian (Cindy). Survived by brother Paul. Cherished grandpa of 15 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. John retired from Tool & Die at Ford Canada after over 40 years of service. He enjoyed a long retirement, living in Victoria BC for 13 years, and was an avid lawn bowler. John loved to garden and will be sadly missed by his friends at Amica. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A private family service will be held and cremation will follow. Arrangements 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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WOODS-FORTUNE, Emelda Elizabeth

Posted by on February 26, 2016

web_Woods-FortuneWent to be with the Lord in the presence of her family, on February 26, 2016 at 80 years of age. Born in Trinidad & Tobago. Predeceased by her husband Bertrand. Loving mother of Wendy and husband Preston Christopher. Cherished grandmother of Terryann, Keon and Kerston Christopher. Loving sister of Lawrence Woods and Matilda Holder. Predeceased by siblings Judith, Inez, Violet and Leo. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. If you so desire, donations to St. Alphonsus Church would be appreciated. Visitation Tuesday, March 1st from 6 p.m. until time of Service at 7 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Burial to take place at a later date in Trinidad. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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WESTGATE: Lillian of Watford

Posted by on February 26, 2016

IMG_0001Peacefully passed at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Thursday, February 25th, 2016 in her 86th year. Beloved wife of Archie Westgate (April 24th, 2003). Loving mother of Shirley (Bruce) McLean-Ross, David (Barb) Westgate, Carol and Tom Westgate. Cherished grandmother of Steve (Heather) McLean, Lisa McLean, Rob (Sarah) McLean, Katie Westgate and Greg Westgate. Will be missed by her five (5) great grandchildren and her only great great grandson Noah. Treasured sister of Hilda (Doug) Jones and step-sister of Bruce Killam. Forever remembered by her many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF WATFORD on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 at 12p.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 2 p.m.  Interment to follow at the Watford Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Condolences and donations may be left online at www.denning.ca

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CORRIGAN, Ron, of Tilbury:

Posted by on February 26, 2016

Corrigan, Ron43 years, passed away at Windsor Regional Hospital on Thursday, February 25, 2016. Beloved husband of Lisa (née Barida). Loving father of Vanessa (Randy Martineau), Zoey, and Samuel.  Cherished son of Linda Corrigan.  Dearest brother of Stephen (Leah) Corrigan, Jacqueline (Jean-Paul) Caza, and Jamie (Anne Marie) Corrigan.  Dear son-in-law of Jerry and Pat Barida.  Dear brother-in-law of Jennifer Slocum, and Michelle (Dave) Tetreault.  Adored by many nieces and nephews.  Ron served his community as a registered nurse at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance in the emergency department, then transferred to the psychology department.  Second only to the love of his family was his passion for fishing.  Visitation at Reaume Funeral Home, 6 Canal St. W., Tilbury from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.  Funeral service from the funeral home Monday, February 29, 2016 at 10 a.m., then to St. Francis Xavier Church, Tilbury for Mass at 10:30 a.m.  Interment to follow at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery.  Memorial donations to Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation (Mental Health Unit) appreciated.  Online condolences may be shared at www.reaumefh.com

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