Windsor-Essex Branch News

Windsor-Essex Board 2019-2020

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Executive

Honorary PresidentJanice Murphy jmurphy26@cogeco.ca
Past PresidentArlene Veitch519-735-0306veitarle@hotmail.com
PresidentLinda White519-969-7345 rwto.oero.we@gmail.com
First Vice- PresidentPatricia Walesonefortune6@gmail.com
Second Vice-PresidentAnnie Rosella519-944-6119annie123abc@icloud.com
Recording SecretaryDeirdre Palamidesmrspal@hotmail.com
TreasurerSuzanne De Froy suzanne.defroy@gmail.com
Assistant TreasurerGenny Rudzinski519-944-1420gennyrud@gmail.com
InsuranceMarilyn Harvey519-944-3481merniesch@gmail.com

Convenors

MembershipChris Pastorius519-956-8881chrisann@cogeco.ca
Issues and Concerns Ruth Molzanruthmolzan@yahoo.ca
Goodwill Val Luscott519-839-5128vmluscott@gmail.com
Assistant Goodwill Shirley Dicker 519-839-4666jddicker@hotmail.com
Assistant Goodwill Pat Desmarais519-735-2314pdesmarais@cogeco.ca
ArchivistTrep (Rose Ann) Marentette 519-727-5648trep28@hotmail.com
WebsiteKathy Gallagher519-984-5963 ( text or call)inniaudi@gmail.com
SocialLowanna Closs519-735-0403lowannacloss@gmail.com
Assistant Social Debbie Powell  dedorky@hotmail.com
Assistant Social Gayle Broad 519-984-9477gbroad@cogeco.ca

 

 

 

Check the calendar for Upcoming Events:

 

September
When: Thurs., September 5, 2019, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Where:  L.A. Grill (5975 Malden Rd., LaSalle)) (map)
Description: Join Us! Thurs. Sept. 5th 12:30 pm L.A. Grill (5975 Malden Rd., LaSalle)

Annual Fall Luncheon

When: Tues., September 24, 2019, 11am – 3pm
Where: St. John’s Parish Hall, Woodslee (map)
Description: Fall Luncheon Tues. Sept. 24th 11 am Fall Luncheon — St. John’s Parish Hall, Woodslee

August

When: Thurs., August 1,

12:30pm – 2:00pm

Where: Armando’s (3202 Walker Rd., Windsor) (map)
Description: Join Us For Lunch 12:30 pm Armando’s (3202 Walker Rd., Windsor)

July

When: Thurs., July 4, 11am – 2pm
Where: Kelseys Original Roadhouse, 4115 Walker Rd, Windsor, ON N8W 3T6, Canada (map)
Description: Join Us for Lunch 12:30 pm Kelseys (4115 Walker Rd., Windsor)

RWTO Convention 2019

When: Jun 4 – 6, 2019
Where: St.Catharines
The Holiday Inn and Suites- Parkway Conference Centre
327 Ontario St., St. Catharines

80+ Tea 2019

When: Mon, June 17, 2pm – 4pm
Where: Seasons Royal Oak Village, 2400 Sandwich W Pkwy, LaSalle, ON N9H 2S8, Canada (map)

When: Thursday, March 14,2019

Time:  5:30 pm

Place: Thompson House (5370 Wyandotte St. E., Windsor)

Please arrive adorned in green.

 


Valentines’Dinner

RSVP required…… Spago requires the numbers attending because of seating arrangements in the restaurant

Click on the link below and please fill in the form

  https://rwtowe.weebly.com/events.html



Halloween Themed Dinner

When: October 29, 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: Cramdon’s 2950 Dougall Avenue, Windsor
Wear a costume if you dare!!! (map)

For the fillable luncheon form click on the link below:

RWTO Windsor-Essex Spring Luncheon 2018 Form


Day Trip:

Wed July 11, 2018, Grand Bend to see the play Cinderella at Huron County Playhouse. $139.00 per person.  Coach leaves from Devonshire Mall at 7:30 am. For Details check the Spring Newsletter:

RWTO Windsor-Essex Spring Newsletter 2018


 Blyth Festival & Bayfield Trip

Thursday, September 13 and Friday, September 14, 2018

 

Click on the link below for  more information and  the fillable form.

Blyth Festival Flyer



Lucky Lady Leprechauns
 
When: Thursday March 15, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
 Where: Thompson House
              5370 Wyandotte St. E., 
              Windsor, ON N8S 0A3, Canada (map)
 
 We will celebrate the Luck o’ the Irish with beverages and dinner.
All should be adorned in green.


Bring your ” punch ” card !!
Let’s Enjoy our Sisterhood !!
Sure hope you can join us ! Activities Committee


Sandra Menard Exhibition

For more information click on the link below:

http://www.gibsonartgallery.com/Exhibitions.html

 

 

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Important Information For Members

There has been a change of address to the claim form.
The new address is;
P O Box 670 Stn,Waterloo
 Waterloo, N2J 4B8.

                      Tax Receipts for Hospital and Home Care Plan 

As a convenience to insured members and their spouses, Manulife will be making tax receipts available online this year. They will be sending an email to insured members and/or spouses to the email address on file. The email will provide a link and instructions to follow to enable members to download their tax receipts. Tax receipts will be mailed to members and/or spouses where there is no email address on file. If a member and/or spouse wishes to have a tax receipt mailed to them rather than download one, they can request this by calling the Customer Service toll-free telephone number (1-800-268-3763) and speak with a Customer Service Representative.


Click here to see a Comparison of RTO-ERO Insurance Plans 

and

RWTO/OERO’s Hospital & Home Care Plan.

 

 

For More Information Contact
Marilyn Harvey 

 Windsor – Essex RWTO/OERO Insurance Convenor
519-944-3481
merniesch@gmail.com

Fall Newsletter 2019

Click on the link below to download the Fall Luncheon Form

Fall Luncheon Form

You can fill in the form one of two ways.

  • download the file and print in the information
  • open the file and type in your information

Note: No matter which way you fill it in you will still need to send the form and your cheque to:

RWTO Windsor-Essex Branch

℅ Suzanne DeFroy

910 Ducharme Street

Windsor, ON N9G 1K9


Newsletters 2019

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Newsletters 2017

 

 

 

 

Windsor-Essex  Area 3

Patricia Mulvey

Pat Mulvey on the left receiving the Cora Bailey Award from Lowanna Closs

 When an RWTO /OERO member is also an inspiring role model, it makes us ALL proud.  When that member is Pat Mulvey, it makes ME extremely proud to announce her as the recipient of the Cora Bailey Award. My sister-in-law, Pat, was a true powerhouse throughout her extensive teaching career.  As Department Head of English for most of that career, she implemented great organizational skills, which she injected into her role as recording secretary for this RWTO branch. During our Executive meetings, Pat’s fingers literally flew over her keyboard as she intuitively formulated our thoughts into concise, clear reports. Before the night was over, every executive member had a polished copy of those minutes. Pat methodically edited each Newsletter as well as other written communication and correspondence that was forwarded to our membership. During the 2016 RWTO/ OERO Convention that our local branch hosted at Caesars Windsor, Pat’s positive creativity was a valuable asset to The Decorating Committee in a myriad of ways. She has always made it a point to arrive at each of the many branch functions exceptionally early. She would help in any way possible to prep the room before the guests arrived. With her winning smile and compassionate disposition, Pat became a visitation buddy to some of our members who appreciated her friendly in home visits and lunch outings.  Pat loved being another kind of buddy… a book buddy to younger grade school students. She tutored all ages in English and in French. A woman of deep faith, Pat has always demonstrated prominent involvement in her church community of Ste. Anne’s Parish. She continues in her role as lector, as well as being a productive member of their Fund Raising Campaign for the renovations to the church and contributes her time and expertise as part of their Bereavement Team. Pat is well grounded in what is truly important in life.  She values and welcomes the opportunity now to spend more time with family and in a variety of other interests. Grandchildren Gavin and Finn reside at the top of that list!  Our motto of “Caring and Sharing” is exemplified by Pat Mulvey, who I am honoured to recognize with The Cora Bailey Award.

Click here to download the article.


Congratulations to one of our own Mary Ann Mulhern.

We are so proud of you.

https://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/city-council-names-new-poets-laureate


Previous Cora Bailey Winners

Click on each name for the full description of the winner.

Annette Bezaire

Vivian La Croix

Chris Pastorius

Nancy MacDonald

Carol Petryshyn

Mary Lou Killen

Kathy Gallagher

Ethel Allison

Gayle Broad

Genny Rudzinski

Janice Murphy

Jo-Anne Duffy

Karen Clark-Lauzon

Karen Smith

Linda White

Lowanna Closs

Mary Jane Finn

Valerie Lefebvre

Valerie Luscott

 

Windsor-Essex Caring And Sharing

 

Gleaners

Apr. 19th, 2018 — 8 am

40 Industrial Drive, Leamington – off of Oak St. – County Rd. 48

Members helped the Gleaners by cutting fruits and vegetables that are dehydrated for fruit snacks and soups. They started working at 8:30 am  and worked until noon. Aprons, knives, gloves and hair nets were supplied. There was a break with beverages and snacks provided.

A Book of My Own

This year A Book of My Own is celebrating 20 years of servicing disadvantaged children with new quality books through our 29 agencies. Our annual used book sale, through the Windsor Star’s Raise-a-Reader program, will take place, once again, at Windsor Crossing. The sale dates are April 28, 29 and May 5. Looking forward to seeing some of our RWTO ladies there. Mary Lou Killen

 

MCCANN, L. Colleen

(nee Callery)
Passed away, surrounded by her family, on July 24, 2019 at the age of 80 years. Adored wife of Andy for 59 years. Loving mother of Chris McCann and partner Trish Martin, Kelly Panecaldo and husband Tony. Proud Grandma of Andrew, Matthew, Victoria, and Nicholas. Will be sadly missed by in-laws Jo, Roy (Violet). Predeceased by her siblings Gwen, Patricia (Bill), Jay (Betty), Tom, Germaine (Don), and Pat (Ron). Survived by many nieces and nephews. She had a great circle of friends including the Hob-Nob group, and her card friends. Colleen was an educator at primary schools for many years and loved to instill her passion for reading into her students. ‘Book of My Own’ was a cause that she was committed to, which is a literacy campaign providing new books to disadvantaged children through various service agencies.

Visiting Friday from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
 Families First 
3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.
On Saturday, visiting will continue at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (4401 Mount Royal) from 9 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery (Maidstone). Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

LEWIS, Edithe Katherine (nee McGeachy)

September 6,1922-April 25,2019

Edithe, our mother, passed away April 25, 2019 surrounded by close family. Edithe was born in Chatham, ON September 6, 1922 daughter of John and Agnes (Wilson) McGeachy. Beloved wife of Alexander Jr Lewis for 65 years, Loving mother of Bonnie Eileen (d. 2015) (Paul) Carter, Rebecca Ashworth, Doug (Susan) Lewis, Brian (Kelly) Lewis; Cherished Grandmother of Melissa, Sean, Rene, Annie, Meagan, Victoria (Tori), Carson, Hayley; Proud Great- Grandmother of Dannika, Joshua, Emilee, and Max. Sister of Neil McGeachy (d. 2003) (Jane), and aunt to their three children Lynn, Scott, and Susan and their families. Sister-in- law of the late Jack Lewis (d. 2014) (Margaret d. 2016) and aunt to their four children Brad (Eva), Kim (Helen), Mary Beth (Ed), Tom (Terri), and sister-in-law of the late Mary Elizabeth Lewis (d. 1999). Edithe was a graduate of Victoria College, University of Toronto (1943), and received an M.A. from the University of Michigan in 1947. She taught at Kingsville High School, Mount Royal College (Calgary, AB), and Chatham Collegiate as well as Bathurst Heights Collegiate. Later she taught French at Kingsville Public School. An active member of Epworth United Church, lifetime member of the Epworth UCW, and a member of the Stephen Ministry. The Lewis Family will receive family and friends at the Kendrick Funeral Home in Kingsville on Sunday, April 28, 2019 with visitation from 1-3 and 5-7 p.m., with a service of celebration starting at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 29, 2019 at Epworth United Church, Kingsville. Interment to follow at Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville.

If desired, Edithe’s memory may be honoured via donations to Victoria University, 150 Charles St W, Toronto, Ont. M5S 1K9 or Epworth United Church Memorial Fund.

Online messages of condolence can be left at www.Kendrickfuneralhome.com.


BRACKELL, Margaret

(nee VanBelle)

Passed away peacefully with her loving husband Howard and sister-in-law Vicky by her side on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the age of 78 years. Margaret was married to Howard for almost 57 years. She also leaves behind her brother Archie and wife Vicky VanBelle and in-laws Elizabeth VanBelle, Doug Brackell and Bradley (Dorothy) Brackell. She was predeceased by her parents Victor and Mary VanBelle, her brother Aimy VanBelle and sister-in-law Linda McKenzie. She will also be remembered and missed by her many nieces and nephews on both sides of the family. A.er more than 32 years of service, Margaret retired from teaching in 1991. In retirement, she enjoyed birding, swimming and gardening She looked forward to any time with her friends from swimming and the breakfasts with her retired teaching friends that she met throughout her career. For 36 years, she loved her summers spent with Howard and family at their cottage on Lake Nippissing where she caught many fish and walked many trails. She was also a faithful member of Trinity Anglican Church in Cottam. In following Margaret’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex from 2-5 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service to celebrate Margaret’s life will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019 at Trinity Anglican Church, 235 County Road 34 West, Cottam at 11:00 am. Officiated by Rev. Chris Brouillard-Coyle and Pastor Dusan Tillinger. Memorial Donations made to Trinity Anglican Church,


 PROULX, Jeanne Marie

May 19, 1931- April 7, 2019

Passed away peacefully at the age of 87. Predeceased by her parents George and Augustine Proulx and her brother Roland (the late Dorothy). Loving sister of Marcella Proulx and Robert (the late Irene). Will be remembered by her cherished and devoted nieces and nephews; Michelle Jones (the late Dale), Anita Proulx, Paul Proulx (Kim), Mary Ellen Renaud (Ken), Elise Proulx (Allan Parker), Yvette Henkel (George), Philippe Proulx (Marie) and many great-nieces and great-nephews. Also survived by many cousins in Quebec. Jeanne is a graduate of the University of Ottawa Teacher’s College and the University of Windsor. Jeanne was employed by both the Windsor Separate (Catholic) School Board and the Windsor Public School Board. Jeanne finished her teaching career as a counsellor at Riverside Secondary School. During her retirement, Jeanne did volunteer work at Metropolitan Hospital Pastoral Care; St. Vincent de Paul and is a member of the Catholic Women’s League at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish; and is also a member of the Retired Women Teachers of Ontario and a member of the RTO/ERO District 7.

Visitation will take place atWINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel)

11677 Tecumseh Road E

519-253-7234

 Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

Parish Prayers with CWL Prayers at 3:30 p.m. Further visiting will take place on Friday, April 12, 2019 at St. Anne’s Church from 10:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Anne’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Mass Offerings would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.windsorchapel.com


Frances Annette “Fran” Georgeff

Passed away with her family by her side on February 9, 2019 at 71 years of age. Beloved daughter of Rita and the late Larry Georgeff (1977). Frances will be sadly missed by her extended family and many dear friends. She was a retired teacher with the W.E.C.D.S. Board after many years of service. She was a founding member of the Associates of the Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters. Frances was involved with many charities and community organizations. Also, she was a past chairperson of the Assumption Parish Council.

If you desire, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Visitation Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with Prayers at 4:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Friday, February 15, 2019 family and friends are invited to meet at Assumption Church – McEwan Campus (711 McEwan Ave) after 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Procession to Assumption Cemetery.


MCCLELLAND, Mary

It is with great sadness that we announce that Mary Elizabeth McClelland (nee French) passed away, at the age of 80, on Monday, January 14, 2019, after a courageous battle against cancer. Mary passed as she wished to in her room at Bowmanville Creek Retirement Community with her children by her side. Mary was born on December 18, 1938, and was predeceased by her parents Mary and Howard French. Mary is survived by her dear brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Gerry French; her children Todd (Wendy) McClelland, Bob (Laura) McClelland, Deb (Jim) Pimentel; her 7 grandchildren Jennifer and Julia McClelland, Amy, Eliza and Olivia McClelland, Michael and Matthew Pimentel, and several nieces and nephews. Mary loved her family and friends, being a teacher, hosting cocktail hours at the cottage, spending time with the card club, and getting to know new friends at Bowmanville Creek. Mom was an example of how to accept what life throws at us with dignity and humour. Two celebrations of Mary’s life will be held: The first celebration will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 19 at St. Paul’s United Church, 178 Church Street, Bowmanville, Ontario. Visitation with the family will be available in the church one hour before the service (10:00 to 11:00 a.m.). Donations to Durham Regional Cancer Center or Metropolitan Hospital in Windsor would be appreciated in lieu of flowers. Donations, well wishes and sharing of memories for this service are being coordinated through Northcutt Elliott Funeral Home. The second celebration of Mary’s life will be held in Windsor, Ontario in May, 2019. Further details will be provided once the Windsor date and times are finalized. Mary’s children are eternally grateful to the many family members, friends and care-givers who helped make Mom’s last few years so wonderful!! Online condolences may be left at www.northcuttelliott.com.

Published on January 16, 2019


Gervais, Maureen Anne (O’Neil)

November 6, 1939 – November 11, 2018
Passed away peacefully at Hospice (Leamington). Loving wife and best friend to Paul for over 57 years. Much loved mother to Glenn (Vinka), Karen Johnson (Ian), Sheila Dietrich (Bruce), Denise (1994), Michael (Karen). Very special Grandma to Alex, Zack, Eric, Michaela, Kaitlin, Erin, Lauren, Annika, and Linus. Daughter of Charles and Evelyn O’Neil. Beloved sister to Edward, Jim, and Pat. Predeceased by siblings Shirley, Jean, and Gary.

Maureen retired from the Windsor Catholic School Board and especially enjoyed her many years as a Kindergarten teacher. Her retirement years were spent enjoying family, friends, wintering in Florida, and gardening. Maureen loved adventure and travelled the world with Paul. She spent many hours volunteering in the Children’s ward, the Stroke ward, and the Coffee Bar all at WRH Ouellette Campus Hospital. Nine special years were dedicated to the Windsor Hospice where Maureen was able to offer the same kindness, compassion, and care that was shown to her in her final days. Many thanks to Dr. D. Ziter, Dr. G. Annisette, and the Hospice team of Dr. Burgess, Paris, Seana, Monique, Janice, and Kate for their amazing care of Maureen. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. 519.253.7234. on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 2-5pm & 7-9pm with parish and Catholic Women’s League prayers at 4:30pm. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Our Lady of the Atonement Church (2940 Forest Glade Dr.) at 10am. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Catholic Cemetery. Donations in memory of Maureen may be made to the Hospice of Windsor and Essex County. Condolences and cherished memories may be shared with her family at www.windsorchapel.com.


Ann ALEXANDER

October 22, 2018

ALEXANDER, Ann Webster
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Ann on October 22, 2018 at 87 years of age. Predeceased by her beloved husband William (1959). Cherished mother of Jeanne and Brian Stocks, John and Karen, and Tim (2016) and Sandi. Adored “Gram” of Kristi Fortin, Brad and Brittany Stocks, Lauren and Ken Alexander, Kerri and Dwayne Lachance, Jarrett Alexander, William Alexander, and BethAnn Alexander. Special “G-Gram” of Liam, Ella, Kennedy, Carswell, Cohen, and Evie. Ann was a retired teacher with the Windsor Public Board, having spent the majority of her career at Northwood Public School. She enjoyed many summers at her family cottage, reading, walking on the beach and quality time with her family. If you so desire, donations to Westminster United Church would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. at
FAMILIES FIRST
3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor
519-969-5841
Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at
www.FamiliesFirst.ca


Marguerite Marie Meloche

(nee Renaud)

3/5/1921 – 8/26/2018

Passed away peacefully on August 26th, 2018 at the age of 97. Beloved wife of the late Ernest Meloche (1993). Loving mother of John (Susan) Meloche of London, Ontario. Dear Grandmother of Laura and Linda. Daughter of her late parents Oscar and Clara Renaud. Dear sister of Clara DePape, Paul Renaud (Blanche), and Jane Brosius and sister-in-law Cecile Tournier. Predeceased by her siblings Rita Renuad (1923), Marie Hartford (1956), Irene Austin (1954), and Norman Renaud (2007). Marguerite was a retired teacher from the Windsor Separate School Board. Funeral Visitation will take place at Janisse Funeral Home, 1139 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor (519) 253-5225 on Thursday, August 30th, 2018 from 2-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Visitation to continue on Friday August 31st at the funeral home at 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Mausoleum. In Marguerite’s memory, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be made to www.janissefuneralhome.ca


Christina MENNA

MENNA, Christina
Slipped away peacefully on March 22, 2018. Cherished wife of the late Eric Emil Menna. Loving mother of Carol Van Eaton (the late Bill) and Bonnie Frederick (Jim). Beloved grandma of Kristi, Kerri (Tyler), Jonathan and Heather. Great-grandma of Thatcher. Survived by her siblings Norma Coumont, Ruth Greer, Maybelle Scheidl, Les Henry, and Judy Prescesky. Predeceased by her sisters Mona Gates and Jessie Eberle. Christina was a thirty-one year employee of the Essex County Board of Education, active member of R.W.T.O. and St. Mary’s Walkerville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children’s Department of the Riverside Public Library or Street Help Services for the Homeless. Memorial Visiting on Tuesday from 12:00 noon until a Celebration of Christina’s Life at 1:00 p.m. at
FAMILIES FIRST,
1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor,
519-969-5841.
Share memories, photos or make a donation at
www.FamiliesFirst.ca

Funeral Home

Families First Funeral Home
1065 Lauzon Road Windsor, ON N8S 3M8
(519) 969-5841

Published in The Windsor Star from Mar. 24 to Mar. 26, 2018


 Burton, Edna F. (nee Fox)

April 12,1924 – January 2, 2018 at the age of 93

The anchor of Edna’s life was her steadfast faith in Christ Jesus as Lord and Saviour. Today, our mother truly rests in peace. She was born the devoted daughter of Stanley and Anna Fox of Kingsville Ontario. Edna was predeceased by her husband of 62 years Bob Burton. Daughters Martha Chobrda (Steve) and Karen Wilcox (Rob) were tremendously blessed to have such a mother. All children brought joy to Edna, but none more so than her grandchildren Mandy Johnson (Steve), Jeremy Chobrda, Theron Chobrda, Grant Wilcox, Mitchell Wilcox and greatgrandchildren Jessica Johnson, Seth Chobrda, Adam Johnson and Sarah Johnson.

Edna began her teaching career with the Essex County District School Board in a one room school house at the age of 19 and worked in the profession she loved for 38 years. She embraced teaching and was never more comfortable than when surrounded by the precious children in her classroom. Edna was a graduate of the University of Western Ontario which was an enormous accomplishment for a woman from her era.

Following retirement, Edna dedicated many years volunteering at Leamington District Memorial Hospital as a porter. She always saw the best in others and, without fail, extended patience, gentleness, generosity, kindness and forgiveness to all.


 Lenore SHOWERS

SHOWERS, Lenore Margaret
Gracefully, surrounded by her loving family on December 22, 2017 at 85 years of age. Loving mother of Neil Showers and wife Brenda Robertson, Catherine and husband Robert Schmitt, David Showers and wife Janet. Treasured GG of Allie, Zachary, Kate, Tim, Ben, Thomas and Jacob. Proud 3G of Lukas, James, Dylan, Liam, Katie, Drew, Lady, Charlotte and Tilly. Cherished aunt of Paul and Gwen Robertson. Great-aunt of Susan and Jeffery Robertson. Dear friend of Krys Breen. Former wife of the late Roger Showers. Lenore was a beloved teacher who taught elementary school for many years in the Windsor area. If you so desire, donations to Downtown Mission would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation Tuesday 10:00 a.m. until time of memorial service at 1:00 p.m. at
FAMILIES FIRST
3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor,
519-969-5841.
Share memories, photos or make a donation at
www.FamiliesFirst.ca

Funeral Home

Families First Funeral Home & Tribute Centre
3260 Dougall Avenue Windsor, ON N9E 1S6
(519) 969-5841


Published in The Windsor Star on Dec. 23, 2017

Maureen NYE

NYE, Maureen Christina (nee Finn)
December 4, 1935 – December 7, 2017
It is with saddened hearts the family of Maureen announces the sudden passing of our beloved sister. Maureen was the beloved wife of the late Lynwood Nye (1984), stepmother of Patricia Rogers (2016), Richard Nye (1988), Sandra Saunders and Keith Nye (2016). She was predeceased by her parents James (1977) and Elizabeth (2013) Finn and her sister Patricia Finn (2015). Maureen was the eldest and most cherished sister of Sheila Meunier (late Paul, 2000), Gloria O’Neil (late Patrick, 2008), Kathleen Vettorello (Guido), Eileen Steele (Ken), Tim Finn (Joan), Geraldine Finn, Monica Berko (Tom), Marian Cote, and Kevin Finn (Gail). She will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews as well as her step- grandchildren Heather and Kevin Rogers, Lindsey and Richard Nye and Julie, Devorah, Jesse and Alayne. Mrs. Nye was a teacher for 36 years in the city of Windsor and Essex County. She was a member of R.W.T.O and R.T.O. She was a devoted member of the Church, an active member of the Aquabelles and W.W. Social Club in Amherstburg, and a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She volunteered for Red Cross and Meals on Wheels and she loved to travel and see the world. Visitation will take place at
James H. Sutton Funeral Home,
401 Sandwich St. S., Amherstburg
(519-736-2134)
on Sunday, December 10 from 7-9 p.m., with Parish Prayers at 8 p.m. and Monday, December 11 from 2-5 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at St. Joseph Church, River Canard from 10 a.m. until the time of Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations can be made to Hospice, Heart & Stroke or to the Charity of your choice. You may leave your condolences online at
www.jhsuttonfuneral.ca
“If you had not loved so kindly, if you had not loved so blindly, we would not be broken- hearted now that we are parted”. Robert Burns

Funeral Home

James H Sutton Funeral Home – AMHERSTBURG

401 SANDWICH ST S  Amherstburg, ON N9V 3K8
(519) 736-2134

Published in The Windsor Star on Dec. 9, 2017

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