Due to the Pandemic were are still in the midst of, there will not be a Remembrance Ceremony this year. Any members being remembered will be included in next year’s ceremony. Stay safe everyone.
If you so desire, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society-Windsor Branch, or the Windsor Downtown Mission would be appreciated by the family.
Visitation Saturday, March 30th, 2019 from 1:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. until the Celebration of Life at 7:00 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.
Surrounded by his family, Harry passed away peacefully at home on March 21, 2019. Beloved husband of Joanna for 61 years. Awesome and caring father of Kim (Glenn), Gillian (Robin), and James (Barb). Proud Gramps to 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Harry and Luella, and his sister Doris. Harry will be missed by many special nieces and nephews, extended family and friends too numerous to mention. Harry was a proud retired police officer, always referring to himself as a “Peace Officer.” Our heartfelt thanks to our three angel nurses Tyson, Nicholas, and Cliff and the team of PSWs. For those who wish, donations to The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County would be appreciated.
Surrounded by his loving family, on November 7, 2018, at 75 years of age. Cherished husband of Claudette for 50 years. Loving father of Louanne and husband Michel J. Miron and Krystina and Brad Wiseman. Treasured Papa of Nathan and Julien. Dear brother of Solange (Raymond Lanteigne), Céline (Ron Lépine), Linda (Dale Baerg), Connie, and Richard. He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Gilles was a devoted teacher for 34 years with the Windsor Separate School Board and CSC Providence. If you so desire, donations to Autism Ontario (Windsor Chapter) would be appreciated by the family.
GOUDREAU, Francis “Frank”
On January 26, 2018 at 73 years of age. Loving husband of Janet for 43 years. Dear brother of Donna Jean of Florida. Cherished father of Teena, Leanne (Jean) Lachance and Deanne St. Denis. Loving grandfather of Ashley, Jacqueline, Kassandra, Joshua, Chloey, Kristen and Jenna, and great- grandfather of Hayden, Audrey, Lucas and Rylie. Frank will be missed by many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends.
It is with saddened hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of Randy on March 3, 2018. Best friend and husband of Marilyn (nee Laforet) for over 40 years. Loving father of Devin and wife Jessica and Erin and Jeff Litfin and son Austin. Devoted grandfather “JG” to Cooper and Clark. Much loved brother of William and wife Carol and Lynda and husband David Spackman. Randy will always be remembered for his dedication as a teacher, where he touched the lives of countless students in the classroom and on the basketball courts. Above all, his unwavering love and devotion to his family and friends will be cherished forever.In lieu of flowers and as an expression of sympathy, please honour Randy’s life by performing any act, large or small, to make the world a better place. Donate your time to someone in need, listen rather than speak, guide rather than push, love without condition.
Passed away February 8, 2018 at 90 years of age. Beloved husband of Dorothy for 24 years, and of the late Molly (1989). Loving father of Gavin Shaw (Mary-Ellen), Julie (Colin Langshaw), Heather (David Wood), and Chris (Danny Côté) and stepfather of Wendy Brimner and Cindy Vaillancourt. Grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of 5. Ken was a devoted employee of Chrysler Canada for 36 years, having travelled extensively to assist with Chrysler’s operations worldwide. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.
Donald Joseph Aqwa
Passed away peacefully on January 12, 2018 with his loving family by his side at 86 years of age. Dear husband and best friend of the late Dorothy (nee Steininger, November 23, 2016). Together they shared 57 years of marriage. Proud father of Debbie (Dan Racicot) and Dan Aqwa (Wendy). Cherished grandfather of Matthew, Chelsea (Justin), Michael, Haley (Josh), Devon (Ryan) and Bryce. Great-grandfather of Gabriella, Maximus, and Laken. Don is survived by his brother George and predeceased by siblings, Phillip, Pauline, Edythe, August, Betty and Joseph. Don was a proud retiree of Chrysler Canada and an active member of Local 444. He had 35+ years of dedicated service. Don was well known in the bowling community in Windsor-Essex County from twenty-one years of age. Don was also very well known though out Windsor-Essex County for many of his other hobbies, activities and sports interests which included; pool, bingo, darts, cards and baseball. Don was very proud of his baseball pitching abilities, teams were still competing for his services when Don was well into his 80’s. The family would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to Don’s entire care team. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com
THOMAS, Paul Ernest “DOC”
April 14, 1926 – November 2, 2017
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Dr. Paul “DOC” Thomas on November 2, 2017 surrounded by family and friends. Paul is survived by his loving wife Kerri, three children Scott, Misty and Brett, brother Jack (Lynn) and many nieces and nephews. A special thanks to Wayne Strong and Lisa Hamilton for their continuous compassion and support throughout Paul’s final journey. Paul was born in Saint John New Brunswick and moved to Niagara Falls as a young boy. Niagara Falls quickly became the place he fondly remembers as his home and where he will be returning to rest. DOC had a way of making everyone in his life feel important. He was inspirational and a true legend and motivator, full of life and spirit. His positive outlook on life was unparalleled and the impact he made on the lives of others is immeasurable.