Linda Decaire (nee Fairbrother)

We were saddened to hear of the loss of Linda Decaire, wife of Bernie Decaire, our First Aid Coordinator.

Linda DecaireDECAIRE, Linda (nee Fairbrother)
Born on June 15, 1945 and passed away peacefully on January 13, 2021 following a courageous battle with cancer with her loving husband, Bernie, by her side. Loving mother of Cara Weese. Dear grandmother to Nicola (Brett), Daniel, Kirsten and great-grandmother to Gage. Predeceased by parents Lawrence and Ruth Fairbrother. Linda will also be missed by best friends Shelley, Gerry and Kym Forster. Linda was a former employee of The Windsor Star and was an active volunteer with Alhambra (Algarva Caravan #168). Visiting will be held at Melady Funeral Home (572 Notre Dame St. Belle River 519-728-1500) on Friday, January 15, 2021 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Please note that the Government of Ontario and the BAO mandates that reservations and masks or face coverings are required to attend the visitation. A private family service will be held. In kindness, memorial donations to Alhambra, Algarva Caravan #168 would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at

Remembrance Ceremony August 2020

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.

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.

Harry George Corless

Harry CORLESSSurrounded 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.

Lévis Gilles Gauthier

Lévis GauthierSurrounded 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.

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