BEAUDOIN, Ron, of Harrow

Posted by on January 2, 2014

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50 years. Passed away peacefully on January 2, 2014. Late of Harrow. Beloved son of the late John (2009) and Dianne (Abbott), Harrow. Loving father of John Robert “J.R.” Beaudoin, Harrow. Loving brother of Rick Beaudoin, Harrow. Also remembered by aunts and uncles. Cremation has taken place. Memorials may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation Windsor/Essex County Chapter 3395 Walker Rd. P.O. Box 29023 Windsor, ON N8W 3R0. You may send your online condolences to www.geraldasmith.ca

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

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BROWN, Lily Agnes

Posted by on January 2, 2014

WEB_Brown_LilyPassed away peacefully on January 2, 2014 at the age of 89 years.  Beloved wife of Haig Brown (2013).  Cherished mother of Brian, Doug and wife Penny, David and wife Tanya, and Tim.  Loving grandmother of Michael, Valerie, and Daniel.  Donations made to Christian Horizons would be appreciated by the family.  A special thanks to the staff of the Sun Parlour Home for Seniors for the care shown to our mother.  Cremation has taken place.  Interment Victoria Memorial Gardens at a later date.  Arrangements entrusted to Cremation Society of Windsor & Essex County (519-969-5449) 3260 Dougall Ave.

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KNAPP: Francis Joseph Antoine of RR#3 Dutton

Posted by on January 2, 2014

IMG_0002On Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 in his 80th year and his 60th year of marriage.  Francis Joseph Antoine Knapp of RR#3 Dutton.  Lovingly remembered his wife Margaret (Hooley) and his children Joe (Ann) of West Lorne, Bernie (Emily) of Iona Station, Larry (Penny) of West Lorne, Theresa (Lonnie) McCallum of West Lorne, John (Cheri) of Wardsville and Margie (Wayne) Myers of Glencoe.  Loving Pépè of numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Predeceased by 3 grandchildren.  Brother of Philomene Pelcz and Monica Graham, brother in law of Mary Ellen Drummelsmith and predeceased by his sister Annie Meloche.  Francis began his farming life at the age of 23 when his father passed away very young.  He received his heavy duty mechanic licence in 1963 working for Carmen Lyons & Sons, Pop’s Garage in Fingal, Otto Schneider – Rodney and Ross E. Wilson International – Glencoe until retirement in 1998 all the while doing custom work in between farming and repairing machinery.  He harvested crops with the late Ken Huffman from Fingal for 30 years.  He was active in farming in this year’s harvest. 

 

Friends may call at the WEST LORNE CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS on Friday, January 3, 2013 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 pm.  Parish prayers will be recited at 6:30 pm.  The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, West Lorne on Saturday at 11 am with visitation one hour prior at the church.  Father T. Kuriacko celebrant.  Interment St. Helens cemetery. 

 

If desired, memorial contributions to the Nick Knapp Kindness Fund or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.  Condolences can be left at www.denningfuneralhome.com (519 785-0810).  Posted free at Canadaobits.ca 

 

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COCHRANE: Wayne of Rodney

Posted by on January 2, 2014

imagejpg_2 (2)Peacefully, at his home on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2013.  Kenneth Wayne Cochrane of Rodney in his 67th year.    Loving father of Wayne (Kathy), Robert (Cathie), Kenneth and Rebecca (Marlon).  Grandpa Wayne to Cassidy-Ann, Tieler, Andrew Wayne and Channing River.  Predeceased by his parents Raymond and Marion Cochrane.  Wayne will be missed by his many friends and family.

Friends may call at the RODNEY CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS on Sunday, January 5, 2013 from 12 to 2 pm.  Funeral service will follow at 2 pm.  Bill Denning celebrant.  Interment Rodney cemetery.  (519 785-0810) www.denningfuneralhome.com Posted free at Canadaobits.ca

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ST. LOUIS, Ron

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ST. LOUIS, Ron
It is with heavySt Louis hearts that we express the suddenly and untimely passing of our beloved Ron on December 29, 2013 at the age of 61 years. Devoted & loving husband to Pam ( nee Rigo ). Cherished father of Michelle St.Louis and Jennifer St. Louis  & husband J.T Raymond. Adoring grandpa to Austin and grandpa Ron to Louis.  Dear brother of Mary Ellen Tapak, Jo-Anne Gignac and  Robert St. Louis. He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces , nephews and dear friends. Ron taught with the Windsor Public School Board and was a consultant with the Windsor Separate School Board. He worked for the Ministry of Education as an Education Officer for many years and was currently employed as Superintendent of Education for the Northeastern Catholic District School Board in Timmins, ON.  Ron was an avid outdoorsman , played hockey with the Belle River Goodtimers and was Deputy Reeve for Rochester & Deputy Warden of Essex County. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234     11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. at Banwell Rd. on Wednesday January 1, 2014 from 7 to 9 PM and Thursday from 2 to 5 & 7 to 9 PM. Parish prayers Thursday at 4:30 PM. Everyone is welcome to join the family at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church ( 834  Raymo Rd ) on Friday January 3rd, 2014 from 10:00  AM until time of Ron’s funeral mass at 11:00  AM followed by committal services at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. In memory of Ron donations may be made to the Frank Chauvin ( Food for Children Fund ) ( 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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PAISLEY, Keith William Douglas

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Passed away on December 28, 2013 with his family by his side at 75 years of age.  Father of Devon (Pam), Heather Paisley (Gino Zambito), Brent (Rose) and Tara (Chris Kassa) and their mother Carol Ann McIntyre Paisley.  Predeceased by his parents J. Ross and Alixe Paisley.  Survived by grandchildren Zachary, Matthew, Victoria, Tiara, Alexandria, Aydan and Brent.  Also survived by his sisters Donna (Ron Watts), Arden (Alec Collins) and brothers Ian (Judy) and  Hugh (Joan).  Dear brother in-law of Robert McIntyre (Donna), late Peter McIntyre (Maxine) and late Paul McIntyre (Eileen) and families.  Keith was a retired Professor at St. Clair College- Chatham Campus for many years.  He also worked in administration for Chrysler Canada.  He was an Alumni of the University of Windsor.  At Keith’s request cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements entrusted to  WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234     11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. at Banwell Rd.  In memory of Keith, donations may be made to Hospice of Windsor.  Keith’s family would like to give special thanks to his longtime friends and neighbours in Chatham, Bill & Theresa Vandenborn and to the Windsor VON in Home Care Team.  On-line condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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LUCIER- Chantelle Marie

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Passed away suddenly on December 24, 2013 at the age of 32 years. Beloved daughter of Michelle and Greg Lucier and loving  mother of Jalen. Cherished sister of Nicole & Jeremy Pitchuck, and Bryan Lucier & Laura Allen. Dear grandaughter of Edna and late husband Cyril (Hum) Chevalier, Jean Lussier and late Marian Durand. She will be sadly missed by many Aunts, Uncles, cousins and friends. Chantelle was a valued employee at  Tecumseh Life Centre Phlebotomy Services Inc.  As per Chantelle’s wishes cremation was held. Memorial visitation for Chantelle will be at the WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOMES LTD. (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Road East on Sunday December 29, 2013 from 2 to 5pm. A memorial service to take place at 7pm and continue memorial visitation until 9pm.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a TRUST FUND for JALEN c/o Michelle & Greg Lucier. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared at www.windsorchapel.com.

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RUEL-Yolande Marie (nee Chabot)

Posted by on January 2, 2014

RUEL-Yolande Marie (nee Chabot)
Passed away peacefully at Riverside Place on December 25, 2013 at the age of
89 years.   PrédécéRueldée par son époux Léonidas (1963). Mère aimée et dévouée de Nicole, Lina, Danielle (Terry) Tessier, Willie (Suzanne), Huguette, Suzanne (Mario) Sonego, Violette (Wayne) Gillett, Patrick (Anne), Léo (Raymonde). Loved and cherished grandmother of 21 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Prédécédée par ses frères Rolland (Clémente), Orlando (Rollande) , Idola, Marc, Fortunat. Survécue par ses belles-soeurs Denise Chabot, Thérese Chabot, Yvette Vallée, et Alice Ouellette. She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Yolande was a dedicated member of Club de l’age d’or Jean Paul II.  Visiting at the WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOMES LTD, (Banwell Chapel)  (519)253-7234 11677 Tecumseh Road East at Banwell Rd. on Sunday December 29, 2013 from 2 to 5pm and 7 to 9pm. Parish prayers Sun at 7:30pm. Funeral services on Monday December 30, 2013 at 12:15pm from the funeral home then to St. Jérôme  Church for funeral mass at
1:00pm. Cremation to follow. As your expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.  Online condolences and cherished memoriesmay be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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BLACK, Paula Jean (nee Roeder)

Posted by on January 2, 2014

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Passed away peacefully on December 18, 2013 at the age of 76 years.  Memorial Visitation Saturday, January 4, 2014 at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, (Banwell Chapel) 253-7234 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. at Banwell Rd. from 11am until time of Memorial Service at 12 Noon. As an expression of sympathy donations to the Windsor-Essex County Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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ALLAN, Maureen Ellen (nee Barron)

Posted by on January 1, 2014

web_allan_maureenPeacefully on January 1, 2014 at 73 years of age. Loving wife of Hugh Allan. Dear mother of Brenda Lynn (nee Allan) and husband Ron Ford and the late Jason Hugh (2002). Cherished Grandmother of Spencer and Kylie Ford and Jacob Dillon Allan Marcocchio. In her early years Maureen was a Sunday school teacher and a volunteer in the gift store at Grace Hospital, daycare and elementary school. She loved to volunteer for school activities and events. She was a member of Branch 12 R.C.L. and assisted with branch activities. A heartfelt thank you to the staff at CCAC, and Dr. Art Kidd for years of health care to Maureen. If you so desire donations to Windsor Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Friday 3-5 & 7-9pm. Funeral Saturday 10:00am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow. Share memories or make a charitable donation online at FamiliesFirst.ca

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SIWEK, John

Posted by on January 1, 2014

web_siwek_johnIt is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather on December 31, 2013, at 74 years of age.  Loving husband of 46 years to Lisette (nee Laframboise).  Dad of Céleste and husband Paul Whitehead, Michael and wife Shannon.  Dear Pépé of Joseph, Hailey and Pierce.  Cherished son of Zofia and the late Kazmiercz Siwek.  Predeceased by his brother Henry.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  John was a Tool & Mold maker who worked for Paragon Tools and Valiant.  John will be remembered for his love of animals and the great outdoors.  If you so desire, donations to the Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated.  Visitation Friday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m.  Funeral Saturday 11:30 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Cremation to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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RUSSELL, Elizabeth “Beth” of Windsor and formerly of Blenheim

Posted by on January 1, 2014

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It is with profound sadness that I announce the passing of my mother, Elizabeth “Beth” Russell.  Mom was born in Chatham on November 15, 1952, one of four children to the late Cecile (Pinsonneault) & Orville Lucier and is survived by her sisters Delina & Rick Bogart of Wallaceburg, Ann & Yvon Monahan of Hamilton and by her brother Paul & Delores Lucier of Dover Centre.  So many of you will remember my Mom as the lady who always made others smile and laugh, the core excitement of any occasion.  She was friendly and outgoing.  She believed in God.  My Mom had a big heart, and while some would say that it was too big, I believe that she was just at peace with life and appreciative of all God’s creations.  Mom’s life changed forever in 1987 when my older brother Michael Paul Russell died at 8 months.  She said that it wasn’t until I was born that she found happiness again and the bond we shared was like no other.  When my father Llewellyn “Lew” Russell passed away in 1995, it was just Mom and I.  Through her example, she taught me how to live life without regret.  We were best friends.  Eight months ago she moved from Blenheim to Windsor to live close to me again while I attend College.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  Friends are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Saturday January 4, 2014 for visitation between 11:30 – 1:00 which will follow by a Memorial Service conducted by Rev. Bruce Cook.  Following the Memorial Service we will go to Pardoville-Union Cemetery where Mom will be laid to rest with my brother and my Dad.  It was Mom’s wish that if someone wanted to remember her with a memorial donation that they consider the O.S.P.C.A.

Lauren Russell

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Parent, Louise Anne (nee Labute)

Posted by on December 31, 2013

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Peacefully, on December 30, 2013 with her loving family at her side.  Beloved wife of the late Eugene (1976).  Loving mother of Pam Black (Michael), Edmond ‘Tookie’, and the late Charles (2005) and James (2011).  Dear mother-in-law of Shannon Parent. Dear Mémé to Gerene Murphy (William), Julie Erickson (Aaron), James Parent, Brandon Parent (Glen), Colin Parent, Shonna Doll (Martin), and Eugene Jessop (Melissa).  Great-Mémé to 12 great-grandchildren.  Dear sister of Marcella Charon (and the late Donald), Leonard Labute (and the late Marcella) and the late Edmond and Francis. Aunt Louise will be remembered by many nieces and nephews. Louise was a long-time member of Our Lady of Fatima Church. Heartfelt thanks to the loving and caring staff at Brouillette Manor. Visiting Friday 3-5 and 7-9 with parish prayers at 4:30 p.m.  Funeral Saturday at 9:45 a.m. from FAMILIES FIRST 1065 LAUZON RD. East Windsor (519-969-5841). to St. John Vianney Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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KLACSAN, Dominick

Posted by on December 31, 2013

Passed away peacefully on December 29, 2013 at the age of 99 years.  Reunited with beloved wife Emilia (nee Uhlik) (2007).  Loving father of Eva Fazekas, and Gabriella Schiller (2012) and husband John (1989).  Cherished grandfather of Linda, Kathy, John, Sylvia, Tom, and Ron.  Proud great grandfather to 7 great grandchildren and great-great grandfather of 4.  Will be missed by best friend Jozsef  Pazmandy.  Donations made to the Canadian Hearing Society would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Thursday from 6-9 at Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, (519) 969-5841.  On Friday,  family and friends are invited to Our Lady of the Atonement Parish (2940 Forest Glade Dr) after 9:30 am until time of Mass at 10:00 am.  Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share photos, memories, or make a donation at www.FamilieFirst.ca

 

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Aziz, Backous of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on December 31, 2013

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82 years, passed away peacefully at his residence on Sunday December 29, 2013. Loving husband of Mahbouba for 59 years. Dear father of Najet Zakaria (Youssef), Elizabeth Stewart (Steve), Louie Aziz (Krista) and Christina Raffoul (George). Loving grandfather of Patty Zakaria – Nikolov (Stevco), Josie Zakaria, Kate and Tori Stewart, Christie Mauricio (Shaun), Billy, Jessica and Nicole Aziz and Samuel and Nicholas Raffoul. Great grandfather of Sofia, Marissa and Olivia. Backous will be missed by his brothers and sisters, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in Canada and Lebanon. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington on Monday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Backous’  life at St. Anthony’s Parish 280 Talbot Street East Leamington on Tuesday December 31, 2013 at 10 a.m. Monsignour Charles Saad officiating. Friends may send condolences at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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Barkovsky, Henry “Vern” of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on December 31, 2013

BarkovskyVernPaperBarkovsky, Henry “Vern”   78 years, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 30, 2013 at the Leamington Mennonite Home. Dear and devoted husband of Erna (Konrad) for over 53 years. Loving father of David and his wife Tanya, Linda Barkovsky and husband David King, Paul and his wife Leasa. Beloved Opa of 4 grandchildren. Dear brother of Betty Rodway and husband Cal, Rita Neudorf and husband Peter, John Barkovsky, brother-in-law Bob Dyck, brother-in-law Bill Konrad and wife Marlene, sister-in-law Margaret Kroeker and husband Henry. Predeceased by his mother and father Agatha and John Barkovsky, and sister Kathy Dyck. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Vern’s life will be held at Leamington United Mennonite Church, 78 Oak Street East, on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 11 a.m. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Leamington Mennonite Home (Music Therapy) or to the Parkinson Society. 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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MELOCHE (Schofield) , Ethel Irene “Polly”

Posted by on December 30, 2013

passed away peacefully at Royal Oak Long Term Care Centre, Kingsville, on December 18, 2013 at the
age of 97.  Predeceased by her husband, Herbert (1976).  Loving Mom of the late Robert (2002) (Annett 2011), Ron (Norma), and Joanne Meloche (Christine). Polly adored her seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  Predeceased by her brothers Victor, Robert and Fred. Survived by her two sister-in-laws Gloria and Marge. The family would like to thank all the staff at Royal Oak who made Mom’s last seven years a comfort to her and  her family and for the exceptional care she received.  We can’t say enough about how grateful we are for their support. Visiting will be held at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E, Essex (519-776-4233) on Monday, December 23, 2013 from 10 am until time of Funeral Service to celebrate Polly’s life at 11 am. Fr. Dave Boutette officiating.  Interment St. Clements cemetery, McGregor.   If you so desire, memorial donations may be made  to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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GALIPEAU, Pamela Elaine

Posted by on December 30, 2013

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After a hard courageous battle, Pamela passed peacefully at home with her family by her side on Monday, December 23, 2013 at 66 years of age. Beloved wife of Charles “Chuck”. Cherished and loving mother of Laura and Glen Mills and Layne and Ken Hoskins. Adored grandma of Danielle Bonnevie (Brent), Jordyn (Dallas), Madison and Natalie Mills and Braydon, Mackenna and Austin Hoskins. Great grandma of Brock Bonnevie. Dearest sister of Ron Morand (Terry) and sister-in-law of Robert Zolotcov (Helen Toner). Pam will also be missed by her puppy Rocky. Pam retired from Hotel Dieu Grace hospital after more than 40 years of service. She loved her visits to the casino, playing bingo and poker. She also kept busy crafting many personal gifts with crocheting and beading. Pam was an avid hockey and football fan and a huge supporter of the Essex Ravens Football Club. Her family was everything to her and she will be greatly missed. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233)on Friday 2-5 and 7-9 pm and on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 146 Talbot Street South, Essex from 930 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am. Fr. Robert Rocheleau officiating. Parish prayers Friday 7 pm. Cremation to follow. If desired memorial donations made to Hospice Windsor Essex would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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LANOUE, Lawrence (Larry)

Posted by on December 30, 2013

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Passed away peacefully at his home on December 29, 2013 at 81 years of age.  Beloved husband of 58 years to Edna (nee Barrette).  Loving father of Brian, Barbara and husband Rene Beaule, Daniel and wife Evelene, Michelle Doupnik and husband Joe Anobile.  Cherished Pepe to Justin and Nicole Beaule, Danielle, Shae-Lynn and Curtis Lanoue, Nathan Doupnik, Joseph Anobile and Dylan Stewart.  Son of the late John and Leona Lanoue, brother of the late Paul Norman Lanoue and surviving wife Margaret.  Dear brother-in-law of the late Orval; husband of the late Helen and Yvette, Lorraine Piccinato and the late Bruno, the late Victor and surviving wife Rita, the late Felix and Delia, Agnes Fauteux and the late Alvin, the late Norman; husband of Lorraine and the late Betty, the late Paul and Theresa, the late Rose and Alvin O’Keefe, Leonard and wife Agnes, Jean Rivard and husband Norman, the late Richard and surviving wife Sharon, twins Leona and Virginia, the late Vince and surviving wife Gail, the late Deanna Colautti; Peter Colautti and wife Arlene, the late John and surviving wife Sandra.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Larry was a member of the Knights of Columbus #4924 (K of C), Riverside Sportsmen’s Club and devoted coach of Riverside Minor Hockey.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Downtown Mission would be appreciated. Visitation Thursday, January 2, 2014 from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Prayers Thursday 4:30 p.m. & K of C Prayers Thursday 7:30 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 LAUZON RD. East Windsor (519-969-5841). On Friday, family and friends are invited to meet at St. John Vianney Church, 385 Dieppe Street after 10 a.m. followed by Mass at 11 a.m.  Cremation to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Rouse, Ruthilda (nee Spencer)

Posted by on December 29, 2013

web_rouse_ruthilda_revisedPassed away peacefully on December 28, 2013 at 82 years of age. Reunited with her loving husband Evans (2004). Cherished mother of Dolores Banks, Reenee Chaitoo, David (Christine) Spencer, Yvette Haynes, Anthier (Paul) Baggio, Carol Rouse and Robertson Rouse. Dear Grandma of Lystra Larry, Denise Daniel, Natasha Spencer, Ruthilda Spencer, David Lee Spencer, Latasha Rouse, Rachel Spencer, Nicholas Haynes, Daniel Spencer, Kathryn Rouse, Malcolm Rouse, the late Michael Rouse, Rattaniel Rouse, Michelle Rouse and great grandma of Michael, Mitchell, Matthew, Nicholas, Celeste, Mikala, and Isiah. Ruth is the last of her siblings and will be missed by many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Ruth was a proud and long time member of All Saints Church. If you so desire, donations to the Diabetes Wellness Centre or Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Friday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Prayers Friday at 7:30pm. Funeral Saturday 12:30pm from FAMILIES FIRST 1065 LAUZON RD. East Windsor (519-969-5841). To All Saints Church (330 City Hall Square) for the Funeral Service at 1pm. Interment, Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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SAVOIE, Joseph Lawrence (Pete)

Posted by on December 29, 2013

 

A devoted father, grandfather and friend, a decorated Canadian war veteran, and a man who finished a career with Chrysler Corp. only to start another long career on and near the golf course, Pete passed away peacefully on Christmas Day, 2013, at age 92. Pete was cherished husband of Edythe (1995). Devoted father of Cheryl and her husband Mark D’hondt, Scottsdale Az., and  Peter and his wife, Julie, Denver, Colo. Proud grandfather of William, Denver, Colo. Brother of Ursula Benoit, Tecumseh, Ont. Predeceased by his parents and 11 siblings. Pete was dearest friend to Renda and Dave Pickford; and to Ken, Rick, Laura and all the members of The Fox Glen golfing community, where he cheerfully directed traffic from the starter’s shack and served as a good luck charm to all. He played a round of golf as recently as November, just one of many examples — from gardening, to hoping the Leafs might hold the Cup again before he passed, to watching his grandson in the surf — of Pete living life fully and happily up through the last minute. Pete gave distinguished service to the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps in World War II, serving honorably overseas for three years.  He was a dedicated Chrysler Corp. employee, Plant No. 3, for 35 years, before retiring in 1985.  He then began his second career, 29 years in all, at Fox Glen, combining his passions for golf with meeting new friends and greeting old ones. He took as much pleasure in finding a good swing for others as he did rediscovering his own best stroke.  That hole-in-one was a great day!  He was an enthusiastic gardener, producing bushels of tomatoes to share with friends. Pete gave blood as often as he gave tomatoes, honored frequently by Canadian Red Cross for gallons of lifesaving gifts.  Because he was an avid reader, and loved to share his passion for books with others, the family requests that in lieu of flowers any donations be made to “Raise A Reader” c/o the Windsor Star. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 1, from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.  A memorial service and celebration of Pete’s life will be held on Thursday, January 2, at 10:00 am at Families First, 3260 Dougall, South Windsor. 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Wally, Metro of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on December 27, 2013

Wally Paper2 copyWally, Metro 89 years, passed away at his home on Christmas Day December 25, 2013. Beloved husband of Mary (Lockhart) for 68 years. Dear dad of Wendy Froese (Peter), MaryLou Reid (the late Dean 1999), Kathy Gabriele (Vic). Wally will be missed by his four grandchildren, Stewart Froese (Mary), Stacy Curtis (Dave), Shelly Gale (Kevin), Julie Lypka (Mike) and his ten great grandchildren, Cameron, Chris, Connor, Cerrissa, Brittany, Breanna, Brooklyn, Kanaan, Sienna, Alexis and Max. Metro was born in Sifton Manitoba to Bill and Cassie Wally. Dear brother of Lea Bohn (the late George), Mary Jackson (Bill), Nick Wally (Mary), the late Ann Beauchamp (the late Ernie), the late Oriest Wally (Lucille). Special friend of Heather Stramacchia (Bruno), Jerry Dupuis (Janet) and Bob Fitzgerald (Bev). Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington (519-326-2631) on Sunday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Wally’s life, from St. John’s Anglican Church, 60 Erie Street North Leamington on Monday December 30, 2013 at 1 p.m. Rev. Robert Lemon officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Leamington Hospital Foundation “Dialysis Unit” or charity of your choice. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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Jessop, Mary (Nee Austin)

Posted by on December 27, 2013

WEB_Jessop_MaryPassed away peacefully at home on December 26, 2013 at 90 years of age.  Beloved wife of the late Carson (1969).  Loving daughter of the late Fred and Catherine Austin.  Dear sister of the late Rita and Art Brousseau, David and Vera Austin (Hamilton), Eileen Austin, Helen and the late Robert Morkin, The late Jane Austin, Jim and Patricia Austin (London), Anne and Dan Ruddy (New Jersey), Catherine Austin.  She will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.  Mary’s wish was to be at home during her final days surrounded by the love of her family.  Special thanks to Dr. Chevalier, the nurses and personal support workers of CCAC for their care and compassion in fulfilling Mary’s wish.  If you so desire, donations to  Holy Name of Mary Food Bank C/O Frank Chauvin or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.  Visiting Sunday 2-5pm and 7-9pm.  Prayers Sunday 3:30pm.  Funeral Monday leaving 9:45 am from Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor , 519-969-5841  to St. Mary’s Church Maidstone for Mass at 10:30am.  Interment, Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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DiGioia, Italia (nee Fruscella)

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web_Digioia, ItaliaPassed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on December 26, 2013 at the age of 77. Adored mother of Joanne and husband Luciano Daniele, Isabella and husband Claudio Pizzo. Loving Nonna of Lucas and Jordan Daniele and Adriana and Adam Pizzo. Former spouse of Luigi DiGioia. Survived by her sister Mafalda (Montreal) predeceased by sister Gambelina (Montreal). She will be missed by many nieces and nephews in Windsor and Montreal. Her passion was her family who she adored and loved. Italia was a dedicated retired employee at Grace Hospital for many years. Special thanks to the nurses and staff at Huron Lodge for their care and compassion. Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by the family. Visitation on Sunday from 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Prayers Sunday at 7pm. Funeral Monday 10:15 am from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to  St. Angela Merici Church for mass at 11:00 am Entombment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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O’Neil, William

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web_O'Neil, WilliamIt is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a wonderful man on Christmas day 2013. He is finally reunited with his beloved Alva (2011) in heaven. He will be missed by his two daughters who were very special to him, Janet Bezaire and Nancy Holdsworth and his son-in-laws Leo and Perry. Loving Grampie of Kyle and Nathan. Survived by his sister Barbara Burton and predeceased by five siblings. During his 91 years, he served in WW II with the Royal Canadian Navy and retired from Canada Customs after 35 years service. Past Master of Masonic Lodge AM & AF #402, member of Shriners and RCL #594. He was a faithful member of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church. If you so desire, donations can be made to St. Stephen’s Anglican Church or to Hospice of Windsor. Visitation Sunday, December 29, 2013 from 3-5pm & 7-9pm with Veteran’s Memorial Service at 7pm at Families First, 3260 Dougall South Windsor. Visiting to continue on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:30am at St. Stephen’s Church (5280 Howard Ave.) until funeral service at 11am. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 “Somewhere in heaven we’re together again”

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