John Wesley “Wes” O’Grady

It is with sadness that we share with you the passing of John (Wes) O’Grady.

Peacefully at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, surrounded by loving family, it is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather on Monday, March 25, 2019. Predeceased by his loving wife Helen (2008) and his treasured son Daniel (2004). Survived by his children Carol Woodall (Al) of Windsor, Ontario, Colleen Sinasac (Rob) of Oakville, Ontario, and Laura Moore (Dave) of Kingsville, Ontario. Devoted Grandfather to Sean Woodall (Katie Derbyshire), Scott Woodall (Chantelle), Stephen Woodall (Victoria), Adam Sinasac (Celine McCormack), Sarah Robitaille (David), Darin Moore and Tamara Moore (Jamie Casey). Loving Great-Grandfather to Riley Woodall, Carson Woodall, Ruby & Sam Woodall, Declan & Moira Sinasac, Isla & Phoebe Robitaille, and Ryan & Tyler Casey. Beloved brother of Margaret. Predeceased by siblings Norman, May, Albert, Rita, Helen, Walter & Beatrice. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Wes will be missed by his many friends including those with the Windsor Essex County Senior Sports Organization and the Windsor Retiree Sports Association.

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.

Francis “Frank” Goudeau

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.

Randy Chedour

obit portraitCHEDOUR, Randy
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.

Ken Shaw

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.

Don Aqwa

obit portrait 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

Paul (Doc) Thomas

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.

David Boudreau

BOUDREAU, David, “The Barber”
January 5, 1935 – November 1, 2017
Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Arlene and devoted father of his three children, Brent Boudreau, Lisa Niziolek (Paul) and Krista Gillies-Brown (Brad). Cherished grandpa to Brendan Boudreau, Lane and Tess Gillies, Kayla Myers, Nate, Cooper and Chase Niziolek. Dear brother of the late Victor Boudreau (Shirley), the late Dell LaBranche (Leo), Rose Bourdeau (Ray) and May Belanger (the late Joseph). Brother-in-law to Gerry and Art French, Ted and Betty Flood. Uncle to many nieces and nephews, especially Dave Papp for all the special memories. Dave was a proud business owner in the Sandwich Towne community for over 30 years. He played slow pitch for WECSSO and volleyball for WRSA. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army or the Downtown Mission would be appreciated.

Joseph (Joe) Murtagh

MURTAGH, Joseph “Joe”
82 years, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Beloved husband of Marguerite (Quenneville). Dear father of Carolyn Sylvestre (Paul), Brian (Michelle), John (Karen), and Dan. Loving grandpa of Megan, Tate, Joey, Cohen and Max. Loving brother of the late Rose Reaume, late Pat Killen and Jack Murtagh. Devoted son of the late John and Mary (Boyle). Joe was a member of the Knights of Columbus #9793 and active in many charities throughout his life including the St. Vincent de Paul and as a driver for the Alzheimer Society. Retired from Chrysler Canada after 41 years of service, ending his career in production control. Joe was an active member of the Office & Clerical Union #1498. Special thanks to the amazing staff at Heron Terrace nursing home for their outstanding care. If you so desire, donations to the Parkinson’s Foundation would be appreciated.

Theriault, Emile “Emmer” “Milou”

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on May 10, 2017 at 80 years of age. Beloved husband of 57 years to Carol (nee Awad). Loving father of Mark (Helen), Jeff (Lori), Denise (Chris) Gignac, Chris (Lori), Matt (Sonia), and Dan (Cherie). He will be lovingly missed by his 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Predeceased by parents Arthur (1959) and Evangeline (1975) and siblings Mike (1988), Dolores (1985), Annette (2004), Art (2012). Survived by sisters Rita Georgeff (Larry, 1977) and Lilly Nowicki (Bernard, 2012). He will be fondly remembered by his many niece, nephews, brother in laws and sister in laws. Emmer retired from Chrysler Local 1498 after 37 years of service. Pip was very passionate about his baseball career, which spanned over 60 years. He was inducted into the Windsor-Essex Slo Pitch Hall of Fame 2015. He was one of the founders of Windsor Chiefs Slo Pitch Club. His latest passion was shooting pool, especially with Jack and Ziggy. Milou was a diehard Habs and Blue Jay fan. If you so desire, donations to Autism Services of Windsor & Essex County or Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation (Organ Donation) would be appreciated by the family.