DAVIS, Venita (nee Labrecque)

Posted by on April 1, 2014

71 years, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2014. Cherished mother of Marlee Davis (Richer). Devoted grandmother of Shelby, Mariah, Kyle and great grandmother of Ryleigh. Dear sister of Rene, Laura Caputo (John), and Lauretta Ford (Rob Cryer). Dear godmother to Holly Johnson. Sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, family and friends as well as her special canine companion Roxy. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation or Community Living would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Friday 3-5 pm and 7 pm until time of prayer service at 8:30 pm at Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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NAEL, Dwayne of Tilbury

Posted by on April 1, 2014

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NAEL, DwayneIt is with deep sadness and broken hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of Dwayne Nael at the age of 46. He leaves behind the love of his life Marlene Turcotte and their five children, Jordan and Mitchell, Alley, Mitchell and Jamie. Cherished son of Barb and the late Raymond Nael, grandson of Gladys Nael. Sadly missed by sister Kellie (Todd) Gallerno and their children, Britney, Tayler and Levi, brother Darryl (Sheri) Nael and their children Zaiden, Bianca and Zoey, brother Tod Kane and sister Stacey Suitor. He will forever be missed by countless friends and neighbours. Dwayne had a golden heart and displayed it in his many contributions to the community. His fondness for children made him a great asset and coach to his various associations with hockey and other sports. As the proud owner of Nael Automotive his extraordinary skills were known by many. An avid boater, he could be found on Lake St. Clair relaxing with family and friends, during those rare moments he could find for leisure. Visitation at Reaume Funeral Home, 6 Canal St. W., Tilbury (519) 682-0110 on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Funeral Service at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations for the children’s educational trust fund at CIBC Tilbury would be appreciated.

 

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Mailloux, Patricia (nee Breault)

Posted by on April 1, 2014

WEB_Mailloux_PatriciaPassed away peacefully on April 1, 2014 at 67 years of age. Beloved wife of 44 years to Robert. Cherished daughter of the late Venance and Ila Phillips. Loved sister of Pauline, wife of the late Roger Franklin of Fletcher. Dear aunt of Dwayne and wife Sheri Franklin, Ken Franklin, Kenneth and wife Olga Patterson, Robert and wife Rhonda Patterson, David Patterson and wife Lisa McConnell. Also survived by many great-nieces and nephews. Patricia was a teacher with the Tilbury Catholic School Board for 1 year, Kent County Catholic School Board for 2 years and the Windsor Separate School Board for 29 years. She was a member of the Windsor Seniors Curling Club, a member of the R.W.T.O., and an active volunteer of Malden Park Continuing Care Centre and was a Eucharistic Minister with Blessed Sacrament and Assumption Churches. If you so desire, donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers on Thursday (time incomplete). Funeral Friday 10 a.m. from Families First Funeral Home, 3260 Dougall Ave. (519-969-5841) to Assumption Church, (address) for Mass at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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BIRCH-NEWMAN, Marian of Cottam, Ontario

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Passed peacefully on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 87 years of age. Loving mother of George Newman (Diane), the late Jerry Newman (Dona McFarlane), Bonnie Quinlan (Tony Passalacqua), Debbie Gemmell (Jim), Lee Anne Wolters. Adored grandma of Sherry Newman , the late Calvin Newman, Shelley Kraynack (Don), Chris Newman (Laurie), Stacie Diemer (Dave), Tric ia Newman Heacock (Chris), Cheryl Mahon (Dan), Todd Quinlan, Crystal Sylvestre (Ken), Melissa Brindley (Brad), Tiffany Gemmell, Stephen Gemmell, Jamieson Gemmell, Amanda Gemmell, Chad Wolters, Cortny Wolters, Cale Allen, Cooper Allen, 24 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Dearest sister of the late Dorothy, Don (late Doreen), Geraldine Birch Dawson, Late Lorne (Barb) and Albert (Shirley). Marian will also be remembered by many nieces and nephews. Marian enjoyed driving school bus for 26 years and enjoyed farming as well as her garden. Her grandchildren were her life’s greatest joy. To follow Marian’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E, Essex (519-776-4233) on Friday, March 21, 2014 from 130 -330 pm and 530 until time of Funeral Service to celebrate Marian’s life at 7:30 pm. Memorial donations made to Alzheimer Society or Brooker Baptist Church would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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SABOURIN, Gilles Roger of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on March 31, 2014

SABOURIN, GillesIn loving memory of Gilles Roger Sabourin, Monday, March 17, 2014 at Health Sciences North surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Elise (Boulard). Loving father of Diane Wilkins (Geof) and Roger (Cindy McKay).  Dear son of Richard and Marie-Ange (Paquin) both predeceased. Dear brother of Rachelle Sabourin of Windsor and predeceased by brothers Laurent and Denis (Bella). Born in Sudbury, he married Elise in 1963 in a modest celebration and began what ended up to be over 50 years of loving bliss. He began his career at INCO at age 18 as a miner, retiring as a hoistman after 34 years. He was a humble man, known for his work ethics, his family never lacked anything and he worked every overtime shift offered to him. He was quiet and unassuming yet was a magnet for children who loved to climb all over him, follow him and call him by whatever loving nickname they came up with which always put a smile on his face. He loved his role as Godfather to 5 special children and took it seriously. He was an avid hunter then switched to being an amazing cook. You never knew what surprises would be displayed in your plate as he tried a new recipe and all were delicious! He was known for his “golf course” lawn and his love of gardening. He was often seen mowing the lawn and snowblowing the driveway of neighbours never expecting or accepting anything in return. He was the most loving role model for his children and he lovingly accepted Geof and Cindy as his own. Our hearts are broken but Heaven gained an angel. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury, on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel, Sudbury.  Donations (by cheque only) to the Canadian Diabetes Association and the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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SMITH, Vivienne Marie

Posted by on March 31, 2014

web_smith viviennePassed away peacefully at 89 years of age with her family by her side.  Loving wife of George Smith (1994).  Cherished mother of Pam and her husband Robert, Peter and his wife Tamara, Rob and his wife Natalie.  Proud grandmother of Benjamin and his wife Yvonne, Adam, Lauren and Justine; Catriona, Rob, Iain and Rosetta; Sydney and Myles; adoring great-grandmother of Toby.  If you so desire, donations to Doctors Without Borders (MSF Canada) would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Wednesday April 2, 2014 from 4:00pm until time of Funeral Service at 6:00pm at  Families First Funeral Home, 3260 Dougall Ave. 519-969-5841.  Please share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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LAPLANTE: Eileen Margaret of Essex, formerly of Woodslee

Posted by on March 31, 2014

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A resident of Essex and a long time former resident of Woodslee, Eileen LaPlante passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the Windsor Regional Hospital, Metropolitan Campus at the age of 87. She was born in Woodslee and was the daughter of the late Ernest LaPlante and Florence LaPlante (nee Burton). Dear aunt of Ed & Ann Vanderbeck, Judy & Glen Fulmer, Wayne & Nancy Vanderbeck. Eileen will also be dearly missed by her great niece- Allison and great nephews- Chad, Edward, Jason and Darius; great-great nephew Brennan and great -great niece- Mayce. Predeceased by her brother Donald, sister’s- Hazel and Mary (Cecil) as well as her great niece Stacey. Family and friends will be received at Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E. Essex (519 776-4233) on Tuesday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Parish prayers will be held at 7:00 p.m. Family and friends are invited to gather on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 146 Talbot St. S. Essex from 12:30 p.m. until the Funeral Mass to celebrate Eileen’s life at 1:30 pm. Fr. Dave Boutette celebrant. Interment to follow at St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Woodslee. Memorial donations to CNIB would be appreciated by the family. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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AUSTIN, Sherry Lynn (nee Gifford)

Posted by on March 30, 2014

AUSTIN, Sherry Lynn47 years, of Tilbury, passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 27, 2014.  Beloved spouse of Chris Mailhiot.  Loving mother of Kyle Austin (Jodie Whittal), Ashley Austin (Joe Pinsonneault), and Spencer Mailhiot.  Special grandmother of Kyler Austin and Jace Austin.  Cherished daughter of Leslie (Ginny) Gifford and Frances Gifford (nee Egerter).  Dear sister of Wayne Gifford (Katherine Stewart) and Christopher (Brenda) Gifford.  Dearly missed by many in-laws, nieces and nephews.  Visitation at Reaume Funeral Home, 6 Canal St. W., Tilbury from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.  Funeral service at the funeral home Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment at McDowell Cemetery, Comber.  Memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association appreciated.  Online condolences may be shared at www.reaumefh.com

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Hind, Christopher Sheldon

Posted by on March 30, 2014

web_Hind, ChristopherPassed away suddenly on March 27, 2014 at the age of 52.  Loving son to Margaret Levack, Fred (Connie) Hind.  Brother to Shelly Hind (2001) and Tammy Hind.  Uncle to David and Dylan.  Chris will be missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Chris was the proprietor of Hindsite Design. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visiting Thursday 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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McIntosh, Marjorie Ann (nee Strachan)

Posted by on March 30, 2014

web_McIntosh_MarjorieDecember 11, 1928 – March 29, 2014

85 years.  Passed away peacefully with her family by her side.  Beloved wife of 65 years to Lyle.  Dear mother of Bonnie Tennant (Brian).  Cherished gramma of Jeffrey Tennant (Marianne) and Debra Tennant-Shanbaum (Dave).  Loving great-gramma of Claudia and Michael Tennant.  If you so desire, donations to the Erie Wildlife or to the Windsor and Essex County Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.  At Marjorie’s request, cremation has taken place and a private family service was held.  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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Meloche, Frank Harvey

Posted by on March 30, 2014

web_meloche frankOn March 30, 2014 at 60 years of age. Beloved husband of the late Julie Meloche (2007). Loving father of Kris (Christine) Meloche, Kerry (Will) Sadowski. Dearest papa of Shelby, Hunter, Lauren, Haley Gene and Nathan. Loved brother of Sharon Ditchfield (Dave) and Nancy (Don Lowe). Predeceased by his parents Harvey and Ruth Meloche. He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A private service was held. Cremation services entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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LEACH, Estella (nee Rowley)

Posted by on March 30, 2014

WEB_Leach_Estella_InaBorn October 12, 1924.  Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on March 30, 2014.  Predeceased by her beloved husband Donald (2010).  Loving mother of Silver & his wife Margaret.  Dear grandma of John Silver & his wife Tricia, Matthew & his wife Lisa and Krista & her husband David DiMeo.  Much loved granny of Jace, Tyler and Cory; Silver Jr. and Mattie; and Bennett, Tessa and Lucia. Survived by her brother-in-law Frank Leskun.  Predeceased by her parents Blake & Lorraine Rowley and her twin sister Lorraine Leskun.  Estella had a love for dogs and was always willing to help those in need. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Humane Society or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.  A special thanks to the staff of Oak Park for their care of mom.  A private family service was held with an interment at Victoria Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 Share memories, photos or make a donation online at FamiliesFirst.ca

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Babenko, Alexander Wolodymyr

Posted by on March 30, 2014

WEB_Bakenko_AlexanderApril 10, 1990 – March, 28 2014
Our Beloved Alexander passed away on March 28, 2014.  Alexander will be dearly missed forever by his parents Wally Babenko and Avery (Stewart) and by his brothers Gregory and Stewart Nowosad, sister in law Kerri and cherished niece Brooklyn. Alexander’s will be missed by his loving grandparents Leonid and Mary Babenko and the late Wilfred and Geraldine Stewart and by many relatives and friends.  Alexander wore his heart on his sleeve, embraced life, laughed often, loved art and music.  He truly was a Spectacular young man, Life Everlasting. Family and friends are invited to meet Tuesday, April 1st after 10am at St. Vladimier Ukrainian Orthodox Church (2000 Tecumseh Rd. E.)  followed by Funeral Mass at 11am. Interment to follow at Windsor Memorial Gardens.   Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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FORTAIS, Mildred

Posted by on March 29, 2014

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Into the arms of the Lord, on March 29, 2014 at the age of 88.  Predeceased by her loving husband Jim (1986).  Loving mother of Jim and wife Theresa, John and wife Margaret and Janice.  Cherished grandmother of Christopher, Michael, Sarah and Adam.  Dear sister of Marilyn Partington, Lynn Murphy and husband Terry and predeceased by her brothers Bruce Fraser and Ken Fraser.  Survived by her brother-in-law Steve and wife Germaine and sisters-in-law Virginia, Margaret, Mary, Cathy and Fern. Mildred will be sadly missed by her cousins Frank and Carol Johnson. Mildred was a longtime member of First Lutheran Church and was a volunteer at First Lutheran Christian Academy for many years.  She loved her family dearly, especially her grandchildren, and will be sadly missed.  In lieu of flowers donations to First Lutheran Christian Academy would be appreciated by the family.  Visiting Tuesday, 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at First Lutheran Church 160 Giles Blvd. West. Family and friends will gather again on Wednesday after 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m.  Reverand Gilvan de Azevedo officiating.  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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Gabrieau, Rita I. (nee; Dupuis)

Posted by on March 29, 2014

web_Gabrieau, RitaPeacefully on March 29, 2014 at 91 years of age.   Cherished wife of the late Rudolph.  Loving mother of Raymond and wife Helen Gabrieau, Wendy and husband Bob Homolka. Beloved grandmother of Stephen and wife Christine Homolka, Michael and wife Dawn Homolka, Tina and husband Travis Renaud and Scott and wife Hajer Gabrieau, and her great-grandchildren Emily, Julia, Cody Renaud, Megan Homolka and Noah and Nia Gabrieau.  Dear sister of Denis and wife Clara Dupuis, Leonard and wife Laraine Dupuis. Predeceased by siblings Mary Louise Odette, Dorothy and husband Vince Weber, Carrie and husband Frank, and Ernest and wife Viny Dupuis. Many nieces and nephews also survive.  Rita formerly worked in the Produce Department at N& D Supermarket on Grand Marais Road.  If you so desire, memorial donations to the Dr. Y. Emara Complex Care Continuing Care Centre would be appreciated by the family. Special thank you to Dr. Sheehan and the 3rd South wing at Malden Park for the excellent care. Visiting Tuesday 2-5p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with parish prayers at 4:30 p.m. Funeral Wednesday 9:30 a.m. from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to Corpus Christi Church for Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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LUCIER, Fred Joseph

Posted by on March 29, 2014

2_lucier_fredPassed away peacefully in the presence of his children on March 28, 2014 at Berkshire Care Centre, at 75 years of age.  Loving and caring father of daughter Sherrie and husband Steve Koutsonicolas, son Brian Lucier, daughter Patti and husband Carl Lisqum, and their late mother Diane Wood-Lucier.  Cherished Pa of Katherine and Kosta, Crystal and Kevin and great-grandfather of Bianca and Brayden.  Son of the late Wilfred and Julian Lucier.  Loving brother of 8 siblings, and uncle of many nieces and nephews.  Special thanks to the staff on 8th floor at Berkshire for their compassionate care of Fred.  Visitation Sunday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m.  Funeral Monday 10 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca   

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Drouillard, Ron

Posted by on March 28, 2014

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Passed away on March 27, 2014 at 67 years of age.  Beloved husband of 45 years to Heather (nee Oles).  Loving father of Chris & Tina Drouillard and the late Heath Drouillard (2011).  Cherished grandfather of Stephen, Keegan, Sabrina, Coty, Conrad, Chantal and the late Samantha.  Dear great-grandfather of Zander, Kaydance, Audrey, Brooklyn, Charlize and Skyler.  Visiting Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of remembrance at 11:30 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841  Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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GAGNON, Edward D. “Weiner”

Posted by on March 28, 2014

web_Gagnon_EdwardIt is with sadness and broken hearts, that we announce his unexpected and sudden death in Davenport, Florida where he was vacationing. He leaves behind his grieving wife Carolyn of 36 year. Cherished father of Edmond (Cathryn), Bernie (Denise), Debbie (Larry) Greco, Rebecca, Darcel (Mark) Goetz, Doug (Shirley), Michelle (Tim) Johnston, Bonnie Jackson and Danielle (Sal) Albano. Much loved Pipi of Dawn Marie, Bradley, Shane, Kristina, Kendra, Danielle, Deanna, Dana, Jodi, TJ, Gaetes, Shea, Santino, Dante, JC and Old Pipi to many great grandchildren. Brother of Phylis (Bert) Robinson, Beverly (John) Miller, Elaine (John) Kelly, Tom (Kathy) and Janice (Roger) Paquette.

Brother-in-law of Judy Gaudette, Bob (Penny) Mackay, Wayne (Carol) Mackay and predeceased by Darlene and Donald and his parents Dolphis (1991) and Leona (1990). Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends especially his good buddy Joe Major and Jake “Bill” (Maryann) McLean. Ed was retired from Hiram-Walker after 42 years of service. He was also a volunteer for the past 9 years with Meals on Wheels. He loved playing slow pitch with Windsor-Essex County Senior’s Sports. If you so desire, donations to VON-Meals on Wheels or Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visiting Tuesday 3-5 & 7-9 pm at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 LAUZON RD. East Windsor (519-969-5841).

On Wednesday, family and friends are invited to meet at Parkwood Gospel Temple, 3005 Temple Dr., after 10 am followed by Memorial Service at 11am. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Wohn-Machowski, Maria

Posted by on March 28, 2014

web_whon_machowski_mariaPeacefully on March 27, 2014 at 88 years of age. Cherished wife of  the late Thaddeus Wohn-Machowski. Loving mother of Barb Funke, Ursula Syrowik, Anne Kuprowski and Thad Jr. Machowski. Treasured Babcia of Kevin, Mark, Matthew, Karen, Kathy and Steven and one great-grandson Joseph. If you so desire, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Visiting Sunday 3-5pm and 7-9pm with parish prayers at 4:30pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Monday, friends and family are invited to meet at Corpus Christi Church, 1400 Cabana Rd. W. after 9:30a.m., followed by Mass at 10:30 a.m.  Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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MACINNES: Ian H. of London, Ont. formerly Port Stanley

Posted by on March 28, 2014

Ian MacInnesMacInnes – Ian Hugh MacInnes passed away at his residence on March 22, 2014 at the age of 78. Ian was born in Windsor, the son of the late John and Katie MacInnes.  After a career as a former police officer with the Leamington police force and Military Policeman with the NATO forces in Laar, Germany and Cyprus, Greece, Ian retired from the federal government, Unemployment Insurance Division.  Ian’s interests were many and included the Liberal Party, Scottish Club and the former Panaroma Multicultural Festival, London City Press Club and for many years umpired baseball throughout the London area.  Acting was a passion with Ian, being involved with the London Community Players and professionally in the Final 24 series, as well as numerous commercials.  Ian will be fondly remembered by Sharon Clarke of Port Stanley and her children Genevieve, Rachale and Jackie Cavanagh; his daughter Katherine (Brad) Frederick, four grand children and his son Murray of Leamington; his sisters Katherine (Vern, deceased) Thompson, Margaret (David) Kechnie all of Sudbury, Peggy Ann (Paul) Bradshaw of Windsor and by his brother Angus (Kate) MacInnes of Edinburgh, Scotland and numerous nephews and nieces.  Cremation has taken place; a private internment of the ashes will be held at a later date.  Arrangements entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home, 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  If desired donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or CMHA/PTSD are sincerely appreciated.  Personal condolences to the families can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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LUCIER, Robert Roy

Posted by on March 28, 2014

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Passed away peacefully on March 27, 2014 at 66 years of age. Cherished husband of the late Mary Lou for 44 years. Beloved father of Rob and Chris. Papa Bob of Jack, Mitchell, Ben and forever remembered by Jenny and Tayden.  Brother of William (Shirley) Lucier, Bonnie Cunningham, the late Catherine Kocsis and the late Sally Cierpisz.  Dear brother-in-law of Wayne (Nancy) Nicholls, Skip (Jo Ann) Nicholls, Alan (Cathie) Nicholls, Cheryl (Pat) Robillard.  Dearest friend of Mike and Diane Scarborough of Squire Hill Farm, Esther (Gladys)(the late Arley, “Buck”) Buckmaster, Jack and Nancy Erickson. He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, dear friends and Abbey. Retired Staff Sgt. from the Windsor Police with over 30 years of service.  Bob was an avid motorcyclist with the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club. If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.  Cremation was held. Memorial Visitation Thursday, April 3rd from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Memorial Service Friday 10:30 a.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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BRINKMAN, Bill of Blenheim

Posted by on March 28, 2014

Mr. William Alfred “Bill” Brinkman passed away on Tuesday March 25, 2014 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance.  Born in Toronto 88 years ago to the late Ada Mae (King) and Harry William Brinkman, Bill met and married Dorothy Jean Cox from Erieau and they began a life journey that would span over 55 years.  Together, Bill and Dorothy raised their son Jeffrey who lives in Belle River with his wife Debbie and their daughter Abbie.  Bill was an Engineer and a long time employee at Southwestern Regional Centre.  He will be missed by several nieces and nephews and was predeceased by his brothers Cyril, Ab, Syd and Robert, and by his sister Marjorie.  In keeping with Bill’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  There will be no formal services at this time.  Blenheim Community Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.  Online condolences for the family and memorial donations may be left at www.blenheimcommunityfuneralhome.com

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SIMS, Everett Christian – Kingsville

Posted by on March 27, 2014

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, cousin, brother-in-law, and friend. He passed away peacefully in his 101st year with his family by his side. He is survived by son-in-law Brad Stannard, daughter and son-in-law Karen and Doug Arnold, grandchildren Mark and Lisa Stannard, Kurtis and Chrissy Arnold, Lesley (Arnold) and Jacey Brockman, and great grandchildren Phillip and Owen Stannard and Quinn and Emerson Brockman. He is predeceased by his wife, Alta (Bailey) (2004), his daughter Joanne Stannard (2010), and his grandson Todd Stannard (1975). Also predeceased by Alta’s 14 siblings. He was born on June 2, 1913, only child of James and Celia Sims, on the 4th Concession of Gosfield South Township and moved to the 3rd Concession when he was 2 years old. Following his marriage to Alta, he continued to farm his father’s farm and live in the same home that he grew up in until he was 95. He then moved to Southgate Residence and Royal Oak LTCC. He lived his 100+ years in the Town of Kingsville! He was an active member of Epworth United Church all his life, singing in the choir, being the only treasurer of the Couples Club, and acting and playing musical instruments in the Minstrel Shows. Playing cards on Saturday nights and spending time with friends and family was also a big part of his life. If eating chocolate, ice cream, pies, and eggs everyday contributes to living 100 years – maybe he was onto something!  Resting at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91 Division St. S., Kingsville, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday March 28, 2014 p.m.  Funeral Service from Epworth United Church, Division St. S., Kingsville, Saturday at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday March 29, 2014.  Rev. John Van Omme officiating.  If desired, donations to  Epworth United Church would be appreciated.  Interment in Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville.  Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca

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LANGDON, William

Posted by on March 27, 2014

LANGDON, WilliamWilliam (Bill) Langdon, also known as “Papa”, peacefully passed on Wednesday March 19, 2014 in his 61st year after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was a beloved husband and soul mate to Jo; son to Roy and Florence; Brother to Jim, Joanne, David and Paul;  uncle;  father to Tim, Lucas, Melanie and Jacob; and Papa to Jessica, Sarah, Sara Jane, Thressa, Ryan, Hailey, Lilyanna, Andrew, Amira, Elizabeth, Vyolet and Tristan.

When diagnosed with Cancer, he embraced the journey ahead with a fighting spirit and an unwavering sense of hope. This included his embracing the opportunity to participate in clinical trials, which would not only support him but also help to advance cancer research.

Bill chose to focus each day and its challenges as they came and remained optimistic and brave. Throughout the journey and the various appointments, Bill never complained and kept his cleaver wit and humour which would bring out smiles and laughter despite the worst of circumstances.  Bill was an inspiration to his family, friends and the many people he met along the way during his treatments.

Bill had a fierce and unconditional love for his family. His most treasured role was that of “Papa” that he shared with Jo. Papa was adored by all of his grandchildren who knew that when they were in his company a fun time was to be had. He was also a fantastic source for candy, special treats and a hearty chuckle.

Outside of family, Bill was a passionate movie aficionado, candy connoisseur and avid poker player. He truly felt at home in Las Vegas; knew where to find all the best treats; and how to throw a party. Over the years there have been so many wonderful events held where Bill went out of his way to entertain the grandchildren in particular, like the “pirate”; chalet and hotel Christmases. He ensured that everyone was made to feel special and that moments were spent making memories that would be treasured and held in our hearts.

Bill wished that we remember him with a smile and shed tears of happiness. He will be remembered for his fun loving spirit, zest for life and love for his children and grandchildren. We will honour his memory with an intimate and private celebration of his life. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society are preferred in lieu of flowers.

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LITKOWICH, Julia Madeline nee Bortolotto (Tremblay)

Posted by on March 27, 2014

web_Litkowich_JuliaJune 22, 1927- March 27, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Julie at Hospice of Windsor at 86 years of age.  Beloved wife of 42 years and best friend of 60 years to Joe.  Loved mother of Pat Tremblay (Marnie), Garry Tremblay (Alana) and Carlyne Guinan (Gordon).  Loving grandmother of Matthew (Michelle), Kristopher (Kelly), Jonathan, Patrick, Allison (Shannon), Nicholas, Stephan (Renée), Jason (Angela), Jodi, Sean and Jeff (Marianne).  Great-grandmother of 11.  Survived by sister Linda Conen (the late Gus) and sisters-in-law Blanche Bortolotto, Mary Bortolotto and Joanne Bortolotto and many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Giovanni and Aline Bortolotto and by sisters Rose (Enzo) and Yolanda (William) and brothers Don, Gord, Al (Marg) and Ray.  Also survived by extended family in Manitoba.  Julie was a retiree from Hiram Walkers & Sons.  Special thanks to all the wonderful caregivers at Hospice and the Cardella family of Tim Hortons for their never ending supply of coffee and treats.  If you so desire, donations to the Hospice Residential Homes would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Saturday and Sunday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.  Parish prayers Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor (519-969-5841).  On Monday, family and friends are invited to meet after 10:30 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 6038 Empress St. at Balfour, until the time of the Mass at 11 a.m. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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