GIBBS: JAMES ALBERT OF SARNIA

JAMES GIBBS age 90, passed away at Bluewater Health. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be announced at a later date. Donations to Sarnia Humane Society or Bluewater Health would be greatly appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE

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GAUTHIER, Aurie

Posted by on March 23, 2015

GauthierGAUTHIER, Aurie
Passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 21, 2015 at Windsor Regional Hospital, Ouellette Campus at the age of 92 years. Reunited with his beloved wife Roma (nee St. Pierre, 2011). Loving Father to Phyllis Bristow, Richard (Sue) Gauthier, Terry (Debbie) Gauthier, and Donald (Karen) Gauthier. Cherished Grandfather and Great-grandfather to many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Predeceased by numerous brothers. A heartfelt thank you to WRH, Ouellette Campus (5th floor) and Chartwell (Oak Park) for their outstanding and exceptional care provided to Aurie. Aurie was a retired employee of Chrysler Canada with over 39 years of dedicated service, serving in the capacity of steward, committee man and secretary of skilled trades. He was a member of CAW Local 444 where he dedicated his representation to the Canadian Region Skilled Trades Council. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (MAIN CHAPEL), 519-253-7234, 1700 Tecumseh Road E. on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 3-5 and 7 pm. until time of Funeral service at 8 pm. in the Chapel. Private family interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. In kindness, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Windsor-Essex County would be gratefully appreciated by the family. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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BRANCALEONI, Renato “Ren”

Posted by on March 23, 2015

BrancaleoniBRANCALEONI, Renato “Ren”
Passed away suddenly on March 20, 2015 with family and friends by his side at the age of 46. Loving partner of Sue Tyndall. Dear son of Rosanna & late Tony Brancaleoni. Loving brother to Sue & husband Joe Sirianni. Dear uncle to Lauren Sirianni & friend Dillon Amlin, and Alyssa Sirianni. Loving nephew of Severina Marcocchio. He will be missed by his friends, Late Dr. Arthur Wiesenbacher, Alfredo D’Alessandro, Dave Beneteau, Chuck Kelly, Jeff Mascarin, Marco Verro, Al Quesnel, Luis Jimenez and many more. Ren was a very generous and giving person who would give anyone the shirt off his back. He truly had a heart of gold. Visiting at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Main Chapel) 519-253-7234, 1700 Tecumseh Rd. East on Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers at 4:30 p.m. Funeral Services on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 9:45 a.m. from the funeral home then to Most Precious Blood Church (1947 Meldrum Rd.) for Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Canadian Feed The Children (CFTC) for continuing relief efforts in Haiti. (Envelopes available at the funeral home). Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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GACHNIK, Frances (nee Korosec)

Posted by on March 23, 2015

GachnikGACHNIK, Frances (nee Korosec)
Born Dec. 7, 1912. Passed away peacefully at The Villages at St. Clair on March 20, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Ignace (1984). Loving mother of Ed, Bill, and Ignace (deceased day of birth). Survived by sisters Slavka Matos and Milka Fister. Predeceased by her brother Stan (Vida) Korosec. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (MAIN CHAPEL) 519-253-7234 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. on Monday, March 23, 2015 from 2-5pm and 7-9pm. Relatives and friends will be received on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Most Precious Blood Church (Tecumseh and Meldrum) from 9:30AM until time of Funeral Mass at 10:30AM. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. In kindness, memorial donations can be made to Most Precious Blood Building Fund. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com. The family would like to thank the staff at Windsor Regional Hospital Ouellette Campus, for her original care, Malden Park for excellent therapy and overall care, and especially The Villages at St. Clair (Kingsville sec.) for their exceptional care, love, and kindness shown to our mother.

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MESSINA, Liboria (nee Lucchese)

Posted by on March 23, 2015

MessinaMESSINA, Liboria (nee Lucchese)
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our loving Mother and Nonna on March 20, 2015 at the age of 84 at Windsor Regional Hospital, Metropolitan Campus. Reunited with her beloved husband Salvatore (2010). Loving and devoted mother of Vince and wife Joanne Messina, Toni and husband Tony Giacalone, Joe Messina and partner Stephanie Nelson, Pete and wife Jackie Messina, Rose and husband Joe Mannina, Tom and wife Cristina Messina. Cherished Nonna to Jamie, Erica, Giovanni, Celina, James and wife Natalie, David, Lauren, Nicole, Andrew, Sal, Michael, Daniel, Alex, Sonia and Great Nonna to Gavin, Alessia, Ethan and Cristiano. Dear sister to the late Gaetano and Rosina Lucchese, Bridget Settipani and late husband Biaggio, late Margherita Matranga and surviving husband Francesco, Lina Varia (Lucchese), and Sr. Susanna Lucchese.Visitation at the WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, (MAIN CHAPEL) 519-253-7234, 1700 Tecumseh Rd. East on Monday, March 23, 2015 from 7-9 pm and Tuesday from 2-5 and 7-9 pm. Parish prayers Tuesday at 4:30 pm. Funeral service on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 8:45 am from the Funeral Home then to St. Angela Merici Church for Funeral Mass at 9:30 am. Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Transition to Betterness. Online condolences and cherised memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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ALLIET, James Roy

Posted by on March 23, 2015

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63, suddenly on March 18, 2015. Forever love of Janice (nee McCormick) for 40 years. Amazing Dad to Brandon & Isabelle, Kevin & Crystal and Erin. Loving papa to Ethan, Nathan, Owen, Evan and Alex. Predeceased by parents Violet Gregson and Joseph Alliet. Loving son in-law to Margaret & late Ambrose McCormick. Dear brother of Joan Farrand and her family. Cherished brother in-law to Marilyn & Jerry Jasin and Brian McCormick. Special uncle to Kelly (Frank), Amy, Michael (Meiray) and Joey (Missy). Thanks to Jody Cloutier for his unending support. James was retired from Chrysler Canada and a proud member of Unifor Local 444. Special thanks to his Donor and their family for allowing us to spend 11 more years with Jim. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Main Chapel) 519-253-7234 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E on Sunday March 22, 2015 from 2-5 pm and 7-9 pm. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday March 23, 2015 at 11:00 am in the Chapel. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to University Hospital London Transplant Unit would be appreciated. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com
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TALERICO, Caterina (nee Marra)

Posted by on March 23, 2015

TalericoTALERICO, Caterina (nee Marra)
Born in San Giovanni in Fiore, Italy, October 29, 1921 and immigrated to Canada in 1955. Passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on March 18, 2015 at the age of 93 years. Beloved wife of late Giovanni (1990). Loving mother of Maria Lepera (late Giovanni), Frank, Felix (Teresa), Rosi Farina (Joseph), John and predeceased by infant daughter Costanza. Cherished Nonna to 13 grandchildren and Bis Nonna to 12 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Predeceased by her sister Giuseppina Spadafora. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Main Chapel) 519-253-7234 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E on Friday March 20, 2015 from 2-5pm and 7-9pm. Parish prayers Friday at 4:30pm. A funeral service on Saturday March 21, 2015 at 10:15am from the funeral home then to St. Angela Merici Church for a Funeral Mass at 11:00am. Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. In memory of Caterina, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com.

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BROUILLETTE, Brenda Lyn (39 yrs)

Posted by on March 23, 2015

BrouilletteBROUILLETTE, Brenda Lyn (39 yrs)
August 27, 1975-March 17, 2015
Passed away suddenly, surrounded by her loving family. Beloved daughter of Judy and Bruce Pillon. Sister of Jamie Pillon (Amanda Ducharme & nephew Carter), Dane Brouillette. Girlfriend of Terry Haskell (son Damien). Granddaughter of Johanna (late Marcel) David. Niece of Rita Nawalany, Gary (Willimena) David, Perry (Lena) Pillon, Scott Pillon, Hank (late Janice) Trudeau and great aunt Georgina Bourque. Loved by many cousins, especially Korie, Kamie, Nick, Doug, Adam & Ryan and many dear friends Lisa, Kim and all the Herman Girls. Brenda was employed by Brinks Canada and Seminole Bar and Grill. She was an avid fan of the Pittsburg Penguins and Steelers. Cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Main Chapel) 519-253-7234 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. on Saturday March 21, 2015 from 1-4 pm with a memorial service to follow at 4 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Pillon family would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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Pangilinan, Maria Nora

Posted by on March 23, 2015

Pangilinan, Maria Nora

Passed away on PangilianMarch 20, 2015 in Windsor, ON at the age of 63 years. Beloved wife of 34 years of Danilo Pangilinan. Loving mother of Janette Loeung (Nevith), Lady Safranj (Robert), Odessa Pangilinan, and Kenneth Pangilinan (Genevieve Domingo). Step mother of Diane Villegas (Ron), Davidson Pangilinan, Daze Katkic (Frank), and Dolly Duldulao (Miguel). Cherished grandmother of Garrette Loeung, Leah Nora Pangilinan-Freeman, Kamille Pangilinan, Loren, Aidan, Johnny, and Glenn. Lovingly remembered by her siblings Juanito Salcedo (Rebecca), Remedios Cresswell (Thomas), Kristina Ocampo and family, Julieta Salcedo, Zenaida Santiago and family, and Soledad Mariano (Jimmy). Predeceased by her parents Aurelio and Rita Salcedo. Maria will also be lovingly remembered by all of the Pangilinan and Salcedo families, and her many friends. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234, 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. with prayers at 7:30 p.m. Funeral service on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the chapel. Cremation to follow with procession to Heavenly Rest. In kindness, donations may be made in memory of Maria to her family. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared at www.windsorchapel.com

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KELLY, Morgan Elizabeth

Posted by on March 23, 2015

ES_KR_2878_medWhile surrounded by her loving family on March 22, 2015 Morgan Elizabeth Kelly peacefully passed on to be with her Lord and Saviour, after a brave and determined fight with breast cancer at the age of 27.  She was a devoted and loving mother and now guardian angel to her daughter Mackenzie Catherine (8 months) who was the light of her life and the strength that carried her through.  Morgan is the favourite youngest daughter of Peter and Theresa Kelly of Harrow and inspirational sister to Emma (Steve) Rideout of Halifax and Victoria (Michael) Braga of Windsor. Loving granddaughter of Dolly (late Dick) Robinson and the late Stewart and Annabel Kelly. She was a fun loving and quirky Aunt to Harrison Braga and darling niece and cousin to many.  Morgan was the kind of person that radiated love when you met her.  She had a smile that lit up a room and an infectious happiness and laugh that was contagious.  She will be deeply missed by many friends especially her best friend and support Bree Paquette and Mackenzie’s father Sam Cipkar.  Morgan had a love in her heart and wanted to help people.  She found her calling when she graduated from the Personal Support Worker program at St. Clair College in 2012 and went on to work with A.L.S.O.   A special thanks to the Windsor Regional Hospital Cancer Centre and Lori of The Bay Shore Nurses for their compassion, kindness and care for Morgan.  Visitation will take place at Gerald A Smith Funeral Home 197 King St. W.  Harrow on Thursday March 26th 2 – 5 pm & 7 – 9 pm as well Friday March 27th at 12:00pm with a Celebration of life to follow at 1:00pm with The Venerable Ronald Matthewman and Rev. Jon Forbes officiating.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Windsor Regional Hospital Cancer Centre or Transition to Betterness.   Those attending are encouraged to wear an animal print inspired article of clothing to honour and celebrate Morgan.

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Schwemler, Andy

Posted by on March 22, 2015

Passed away with his family by his side on March 22, 2015 at 51 years of age. Beloved husband and best friend of Roxanne. Reunited with his parents Albert and Alice Schwemler. Loving brother of Ann (Rick) and Al (Faye). Dear son-in-law of Josephine and the late Allan Ayotte and brother-in-law of Judy (Michael) and Duane (Nancy). Cherished uncle of Stephanie, Bryan, Nicole, Kelly and godfather of Karys. Andy will be missed by his canine buddy Jackson and many dear friends. Special thank you to the ICU staff at Ouellette Campus. If you so desire, donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Wednesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Service Thursday at 11:30am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at
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LABONTÉ, Eugene A., of Stoney Point:

Posted by on March 21, 2015

LABONTE, Eugene, squareIt is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, brother, father and pépé. He passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Friday, March 20, 2015. At 92 years young, Gene was a devoted husband of 67 loving years to Estelle (Lefaive). Beloved father of the late Bob (Ruth) Labonté, the late Ruth Anne (Ross) Fox, the late Joanne (the late Jack) Soutar, Jean-Paul (Giah) Labonté and Janet (John) Szedlak.   Dearest pépé to 11 cherished grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Survived by brothers Chuck and wife Agnes Labonté, and Philip and wife Yvonne Labonté. Gene proudly served in World War II and was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Knights of Columbus, and was a RC usher for many years.   Known best by the community as the owner of Gene’s Auto Services for 35 years and later owned a school bus service before retiring.  He was an avid traveller with his wife, always loved it best when gathering with friends and family and was someone people looked up to with his unwavering optimism in life. Visiting at the Reaume Funeral Home, 6 Canal St. W., Tilbury on Sunday, March 22 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tilbury Royal Canadian Legion Br. #206 service Sunday at 7:00 p.m. Knights of Columbus Council #8783 prayers Sunday at 8:30 p.m. Funeral Mass on Monday, March 23 at 10:30 a.m. at Visitation Parish Church, 5407 Comber Side Road, Comber.  Cremation to follow. If desired, donations can be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #206.

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REISER, Frank

Posted by on March 19, 2015

It is with great sadness we announce the brave and peaceful passing of Frank Reiser at the age of 82 after a short illness. Loving husband of over 60 years to Jo Reiser, precious father to Karen Sayed, the late Linda Reiser-Brown and husband Ian Brown, Jodie Reiser Hickey and husband Mike Hickey. Dedicated brother of Ron Reiser and son of the late Frank Reiser Sr. and Mary Reiser. Always an inspiration to grandchildren Eric and friend Ana, Jana and friend Rob, Stefan and friend Jenna, and Lauren. Son-in-law to the late Stephen and Nadia Lukiancuk. Brother in law to Tanya Protasciewz of Arizona and Mary Koziol and the late John Koziol of London, Ontario. Uncle to Andy, the late Paul, Carol, Jane, the late Natasha, Valerie, Ann Marie and Andrea.

Frank was a retired 30 year valued employee of Chrysler Canada and University of Windsor Alumni. He had a passion for encouraging continued education to his staff and ongoing learning of all kinds to his family. He loved his Detroit Red Wings, Tigers, Lions and Pistons which he enjoyed watching “on occasion” at his friend Van’s restaurant The Penalty Box. They will miss their “Uncle Frank”. He was an avid investor, coin collector and fisherman, and he will be missed by the Windsor Coin Club. One of his favourite pass times was that of wine making, a tradition that he learned from his father. He continued to enjoy both the art and skill of making wine as well as bringing that enjoyment to others. Cheers to Frank.

He will also be missed by his long-time friends, too numerous to list, but including Kendall Brockbank, Frank O’Reilly (who is the Frack to his Frick), Ralph Callen and Lorne Secord.

If you so desire, donations to Windsor Regional Cancer Centre, It’s In Your Jeans Campaign, Hospice of Windsor and We Care For Kids would be appreciated by the family.

Special thanks to Windsor Regional Cancer Centre where we wanted to thank Dr. Springer and Nurse Liz for their compassion, to the It’s in Your Jeans Campaign which was quarterbacked by unwavering and outstanding specialist Dr. Ron Sorenson, to Hospice of Windsor and We Care For Kids, the pediatric charity close to his granddaughter Lauren’s heart.

We cannot express enough the outstanding care and family support Frank and his family received from CCAC and agencies Revera, Paramed and Bayshore, as well as the fourth and fifth floors of the met Campus and Dr. Roxana Chow and to our angles Adrianna and Pauline, you were true blessings.

Visiting Sunday 3-5 & 7-9pm. Funeral Monday 11:30am at FAMILIES FIRST 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor 519-969-5841. Interment to follow at Windsor Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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DENNISON, James (Jim) Joseph

Posted by on March 18, 2015

canada obits_dennison_jamesIt is with great sadness we announce the passing of Jim on March 17, 2015 at the age of 86, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  His family is comforted knowing that he is reunited with the love of his life, his wife, Pat, with whom he celebrated 64 years of marriage.  Beloved and cherished father to Sandra Driscoll (Dave) and Karen Dennison-Hicks (Mark).  Jim will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Kim Harron, Kristy Targachoff (Jeff), Cory Hicks, Rachel Hicks and great grandchildren Sophia and Pierce Targachoff.  Dear brother-in-law to Doug and Sharon Roberts and Linda Giannotti.  Much thanks to Dr. Bergeron and staff at Hospice of Windsor and also to Transition to Betterness.  A very special and heartfelt thanks to Dr. Sheehan, Dr. Steve, Caroline and the entire nursing and support staff at the Palliative Care Unit at Dr. Y. Emara Centre – Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare.  Your compassionate care of Dad helped make his journey a bit easier and definitely brought more smiles to his face. If you so desire memorial donations to Transition to Betterness would be appreciated by the family. A private family service was held 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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CHAMP, Mary Helen (nee Duralia)

Posted by on March 18, 2015

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CHAMP, Mary Helen (nee Duralia)

Peacefully on March 17, 2015 at the age of 79 surrounded by family. Beloved wife of Gary Lee Champ for 58 years. Loving mother of Catherine Wilbur (David), Stephanie Champ, Larry Champ (Mary), Melanie Walker and Carol Shanks. She had a special place in her heart for her grandchildren Christopher, Rose, Matthew, Michael, Lia, Colleen, Mackenzie and Hunter. With her great grandchildren Ilija, Aleksandar and Andrija mother learned to appreciate the benefits of Skype so she could see the boys half a world away in Montenegro. Daughter of the late Frank and Kathleen Duralia (nee Bradica). Younger sister to Evelyn Slobasky (Harry-deceased), Annie Horvat (John-deceased), Kathleen Coulson (Robert-deceased), Joseph Duralia (Carol), Nellie Siddall (Robert-deceased) and John Duralia (Patricia). Well loved by all her in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Employed at Sears Canada for 30 plus years as a sales clerk where she received many awards for customer service. Her commitment to the community was felt by all as she helped organize the South Windsor Fastball league, worked as a volunteer for the Kidney Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society. The United Way awarded our Mom & Dad “The Hearts that Light the Way” award for their extensive volunteer endeavours. For many years she was the secretary for the Saturday Night Mixed bowling league at Crescent Lanes. Our mother’s love of sports taught us fair play, humbleness and the value of friendships that remain with us today. She was an inspiration to all of us; especially recognizing her internal strength to fight back her cancer with dignity to the very end. We would like to give thanks to the 2 north nursing team and the frontline nursing staff on the palliative care nursing unit at Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare as well as the compassionate and concerted efforts of Shauna Carter and Dr. Lawrence Aoun. If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Transition to Betterness or Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated. Visitation Friday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 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 at

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TOCCO, Antonino

Posted by on March 17, 2015

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TOCCO, Antonino

Suddenly, on March 17th, 2015 at the age of 76. Loving Husband to Jennie with whom they shared 50 years of marriage. Cherished Father to Christina (Elliot) Hoy, Michael (Kristina) Tocco, Patricia (John) Malisan and Angela Tocco. Proud Nonno to Olivia, Gabriel, Matthew, Scianna, Anthony and Lina. Survived by sister Fina of Sicily. Predeceased by parents Antonino and Serafina Tocco and siblings Grace, Peruccia, Vito and Filipo. Antonino will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Antonino came to Canada in 1958 to start a new life for himself and future family. He was most proud of his Italian heritage and continuing those traditions with his family and grandchildren. Antonino was retired from Ford Mo. Company with many years of dedicated service. He loved spending his free time with his family, gardening and in the past breeding canaries. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor –Essex County Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Thursday and Friday from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Prayers Friday at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Saturday at 9:15 a.m. from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to Corpus Christi for Mass at 10:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Craig, Florence Patricia (Pat)

Posted by on March 17, 2015

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Craig, Florence Patricia (Pat)

Passed away suddenly on March 16, 2015 at the age of 85 years.  Beloved wife of the late William (2013), for 61 years.  Loving mother of John (Cheryl Roberts), Catherine (John) McMahon, Jim (Linda), Elizabeth Craig and Joe Craig. Cherished grandmother of MAC and Abigael, James (Robyn), Heather (Jesse) and Caitlin, Olivia and Emily, Alexandra and Victoria Symons, and Paige. Dear sister-in-law to Muriel Craig, Jane and Al Haworth, the late Robert Craig and sister to Michael Maher. Aunt Pat will be missed by her many nieces, nephews and cousin Ron Mutton. Pat was a Lab Technician for over 40 years with the Medical Laboratories of Windsor. She will also be missed by her many friends, colleagues and patients. Everyone knows that this Great Lady was at her happiest when she was holding court with a house full of family and friends and glass full of Scotch. She left in a hurry in order to spend St. Patrick’s Day with Mikey. If you so desire, memorial donations to the M.S. Society or the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Friday 3-5, 7-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 11:30 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor 519-969-5841. Interment to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Lawrenson, James (Jim)

Posted by on March 17, 2015

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Lawrenson, James (Jim)

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Jim on Monday March 16 at 89 years of age. His family is comforted knowing that he is now reunited with Frances his wife of 65 years. Beloved father to Heather Young and Shelley Loiselle (Wayne). His grandchildren Maureen Young, Lauren Teeple (Rantz), Matt Loiselle (Paulina) were the love of his life.   Jim was the son of the late Robert and Anne Lawrenson. Brother to John (Elaine), the late Alan (the late Elaine) and Elspeth (Bruce). Survived by several nieces and nephews. Jim joined the Navy at 17 years of age and served in World War II on convoy duty in the North Atlantic. He was a police officer for 14 years and was also past president of the Windsor Police Association. Jim was the Area Director for the Ontario Legal Aid Plan Essex County for 26 years – the only non-lawyer to hold such a position in the province. Founder of the George Smith Memorial Hockey Fund. Member of the Bendo Blazers Hockey Club for 40 years. The family would like to thank all the staff at Hotel – Dieu Complex Care 2 North for the compassionate care of our father – especially Shauna Carter who helped make Dad’s journey easier. We would also like to thank all the Bendo Blazers for their ongoing friendship of Jim. He thought the world of you. Special thanks to his best friend Jack Costello. If you desire memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Wednesday 7 pm – 9 pm & Thursday 3 pm – 5 pm & 7 pm – 9 pm. Veteran’s Memorial Service under the auspices of Windsor Veteran’s Memorial Service Committee Thursday 7:30 pm. Funeral Service Friday 11:30 am at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor (519-969-5841). Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery to follow.   Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

 

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Sparacino, Francesca Paola

Posted by on March 17, 2015

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‘Lina’ (nee Fazio)

Peacefully, on March 17, 2015 with her loving family by her side at 93 years of age. Beloved Wife of the late Antonino (1980).  Loving Mother of Josephine Gervasi (Joe), Maria Stella Gucciardo (Vincenzo).  Dear Nonna of  Frank and Anthony Gervasi; Josie and Nelson Rocha, Fran and Marco Di Natale.  Bis-Nonna of Selena, Lauren, Marissa, Massimo, and Martina. Dear Daughter of the late Alberto Fazio and Maria Stella Mazzara. Dear Sister of the late Salvatore and Anita, Maria Candela (the late Giuseppe), the late Francesca and Salvatore Genova, Leonardo and Vita Fazio, Mario and Vera Fazio, the late Vito (Mommina) Fazio, and the late Gaspare Fazio (Donna) and survived by numerous Nieces and Nephews in Italy, Canada and the U.S.A. Special thanks to the staff of Malden Park 3 North & South for their kindness and support. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) would be appreciated. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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ROACH, John

Posted by on March 17, 2015

Born in Chatham, Ontario. Passed away peacefully on March 16, 2015 at 73 years of age. Survived by his beloved wife Eva, his stepson Harold and wife Judy Marentette, grandsons Greg (Rachelle) and Jamie (Kelley) and great-grandchildren Olivia, Emma, Mikayla, Logan and Bree. Retired from Ford Motor Co. with 35 years of service. Memorial donations to Kidney Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Visitation Thursday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Friday 1 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at
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POCKELE, Jeffery Stephen “Poke” of Noelville, Ontario formerly from Tilbury

Posted by on March 17, 2015

POCKELE, Jeffery Stephen “Poke”

40 years of age, a resident of Noelville, Ontario. Poke passed away suddenly as the result of a snowmobile accident on March 13, 2015. He is survived by his wife Susan, his precious daughter Aviana Leigh and his faithful companion Mac. Eldest son of Jerry and Paula (Recker) of Chatham. Grandson to the late Herman and Mary  Pockele and the late Paul and Mildred Recker. Only brother to Scott and Angela Pockele and “super” uncle to Ethan and Catherine of Tilbury. He will be greatly missed by family, friends and his Suncor co-workers. There will be a celebration of Jeff’s life in Tilbury at a later date. As and expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Aviana’s Scholarship Trust Fund would be gratefully acknowledged.

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HOLMES, Dorothy (nee Connoy)

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WEB_Holmes_dorothyPassed of a broken heart on March 14, 2015 at the age of 80 years. Reunited with beloved late husband Bill (2014). Cherished father of Carrie & Rob, and Angie. Long time family friend of Helen. Adored grandma of Ryan and Trina, Zachary and Madison. Predeceased by her parents James and Isabelle Connoy. Missed dearly by brother in law Larry Langlois and sisters in law Margaret Fife and Margaret Holmes. Predeceased by siblings Gerry Connoy, Toby Connoy, Joyce Soucie, Mona Cosgrove, Winnie Maroon, Leo Connoy, and Jackie Langlois. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Dorothy retired from Champion Spark Plug. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service to reunite Dorothy and Bill will take place in the summer. 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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Langlois, Henry Joseph

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web_Langlois_JosephPeacefully, with his children at his side on March 12, 2015 at the age of 93. Reunited with his beloved wife Theresa (2010), with whom he shared 63 years. Predeceased by his parents Marie Louise and Renée Langlois. He was a wonderful dad of Gary, Michelle (Arthur), Denise (Mike), Mariette, Marc (Cindee). Pepé of Melissa, Jen, Jason, Amanda, Sarah, Derrick, Breanna, T.J., David, Daniel, Alison, Nick and 9 great grandchildren. Survived by his siblings Agnes, Laurentia, Annie and Juliette and predeceased by Jeannette, Gene, Alec and Margaret. Henry will be dearly missed by numerous sisters and brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Hank resided in East Windsor his entire life. At the age of 21, he enlisted in the airforce and was a tail gunner during WWII. After two years as a P.O.W. he returned home where he established “Hank’s Esso Service” which he ran for 28 years. He continued in the work force until his 70’s. Upon “retiring” he opened a lawn mower repair service that kept him busy until his 91st year. He took such pride in his gardens, yard and fruit trees. Hank produced some very good wine from his grapes. He did many woodworking projects with his brother Alec; and would never turn down a good game of cards. He will be remembered by many friends and family for his kind and generous nature (and, as well, his booming voice). Special thanks to WRH-Met Campus, CCAC, Veteran’s Affairs and St. Elizabeth Health Care (especially Leanne and Jessica) for their excellent care and compassion. If you so desire, donations to the charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Thursday 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Parish prayers 4:00 p.m. Veteran’s Memorial Service under the auspices of the Windsor Veteran’s Memorial Service Committee at 7:00 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor (519-969-5841). Funeral Mass Friday 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Atonement Church, 2940 Forest Glade Drive. Interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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CHAUVIN, Frank (Francis) Wilfred

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ChauvinCHAUVIN, Frank (Francis) Wilfred
Passed away peacefully at home at the age of 81 years on Friday, March 13, 2015 surrounded by his loving and devoted wife Lorraine of 61 years, and their 10 children; Rose Costa (Lou); Theresa Russell (Dave); Tom; Cathy Cincurak (Steve); Gerry (Cheryl); Roger (Angie); Charlie (Anne); Joe (Lisa); Michael (Diane); and Daniel. Predeceased by sister Marie Tizzard (2014). Survived by sister Pauline Hawkeswood; 22 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Frank served a total of 33 years with the Windsor Police Service and the Town of Riverside Police Department. Following his retirement as a Windsor Police detective, Frank committed his time to serving the poor. He was the founding Director of an orphanage in Haiti sustained by the generous donations of individuals and businesses world-wide, providing food, shelter, clothing, and an education to 65 girls for the past 35 years. Frank’s charity work also extended to “Canadian Food For Children” sending food monthly to 16 Third World countries. In 1998, Frank was appointed and served as a provincial Citizenship and Immigration Court Judge. Frank was the recipient of numerous awards including “The Independent Order Daughter’s of the Empire (IODE) for police and community work; The Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship; Riverside Optimist Law Enforcement Award; Knights of Columbus Council 4924 Family of the Year Award; Windsor Police Services Gordon Preston Memorial Award; The Order of Canada; Rotary Club (Paul Harris Club Award); City of Windsor Award; Sertoma Service for Mankind Award; United States Department Certificate of Appreciation Award; Sikh Education and Research Center Service to Mankind Award; MEDA Charitable Trust Award; Confederation Medal 125 Years; the Kiwanis Fellowship Award (Mel Osbourne Award); International Freedom Festival Award; Honorary Doctorate of Law Degree from Assumption University; the Club Richelieu Award; and the Benemerenti Medal from Pope Benedict. Frank’s greatest joy in his life was helping others. He felt blessed in every way and his desire to give back to others was his gratefulness to God. Frank was humble in many ways and although acknowledged by many accolades and awards for his charitable work, he credits the success of his work to his extremely supportive and loving wife Lorraine. Visiting will take place at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234 11677 Tecumseh Rd.E., Monday, March 16, 2015 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Knights of Columbus Council #4924 prayers Monday night at 8 p.m. Parish prayers Tuesday at 8 p.m. Family will receive friends at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (834 Raymo Rd.) on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 10 a.m. until time of Mass of Resurrection at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. If you wish donations may be made to Canadian Food For Children Food Fund or Our Lady of Guadalupe Building Fund. Any expression of sympathy will be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com.

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FLUIT, Diane (nee Vander Vecht)

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FluitFLUIT, Diane (nee Vander Vecht)
Passed away peacefully in the arms of her family with praises in their hearts and on their lips on March 14, 2015 at the age of 57 years. Beloved wife of Rudy for the past 36 years. Loving mother to Samantha & husband Matthew Ball, Cynthia & husband Shawn Drennen, Benjamin Fluit & wife Alexis, Cassidy Christine and Julian. Dearest grandmother to Jenneke, Major, baby on the way, Malachi, Josiah, baby on the way, Xander, Joaquim, and Ariella. Dear sister to Peter, Homer, Annette, Wilfred, Margareth, Gary, and Joe. Diane will be lovingly remembered by all the extra children she held, hugged and took under her wing. Beautiful friend and “heart sister” to many who will miss her deeply. Visiting at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234, 11677 Tecumseh Rd. East on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Cremation to follow. A celebration of Diane’s life will take place on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Ambassador Community Church (3033 Rivard Ave.) at 11:00 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Ambassador Community Diaconal Funds. Online condolences and cherished memoires may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel .com

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