Windsor-Essex Branch News

 

Windsor-Essex Board 2018-2019

 

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Executive

Honorary PresidentKaren Clark-Lauzonkclark@jet.net
Past PresidentJanice Murphyjmurphy26@cogeco.ca
PresidentArlene Veitch519-735-0306veitarle@hotmail.com
First Vice- PresidentLinda White lindaawhite@cogeco.ca
Second Vice-PresidentPat Wales onefortune6@gmail.com
Recording SecretaryPatricia Mulveymulveypatricia@hotmail.com
TreasurerSuzanne De Froysuzanne.defroy@gmail.com
Assistant TreasurerGenny Rudzinskigennyrud@gmail.com
InsuranceMarilyn Harvey519-944-3481merniesch@gmail.com

Convenors

MembershipEmy McBrideemily.mcbride@sympatico.ca
Issues and Concerns Marg Ferris margandlarry@yahoo.ca
Goodwill Val Luscottluscotts@gosfieldtel.com
Assistant Goodwill Shirley Dicker jddicker@hotmail.com
Assistant Goodwill Pat Desmaraispdesmarais@cogeco.ca
ArchivistTrep (Rose Ann) Marentette trep28@hotmail.com
NewsletterDeirdre Palamides mrspal@hotmail.com
WebsiteKathy Gallagherinniaudi@gmail.com
SocialLowanna Closslowannacloss@gmail.com
Assistant Social Debbie Powell  dedorky@hotmail.com
Assistant Social Gayle Broad gbroad@cogeco.ca

 

 

 

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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.


RWTO Monthly Breakfast

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

 


RWTO Windsor-Essex January 2018 Outing

Body, Brains and Balance

 

Do yourself a favour for the New Year !  Hear What’s New !
Make a small commitment… come out and get yourself off to a good start !
A New Year !   A More Informed You !    A Positive Outlook ! 
Only 1 1/2 hours of your time … you can do it ! And you will like it !!
Bring a friend … or two
Featuring an informative talk on “Women’s Health”
Door Prizes !!
Fellowship with your friends ( Beverages & Snacks )
What ?   Forum on ” Women’s Health “
When ?  Friday, January 26th,2018
Time ?   6:30pm –  8:00pm
Where ?  Tecumseh United Church
                    333 Lacasse Blvd,  Tecumseh
                Please Note : 
                The venue has been changed from Calvary Community
                Church to Tecumseh United Church on Lacasse Blvd.
                                           **** FORMAT ****
6:30pm – Arrive @ Tecumseh United Church … 333 Lacasse Blvd.
               – Check in and receive a ” punch ” on your Rewards Card 
6:45pm – 7:15pm –  Dr. Brian Nantais ( Wellness Doctor ) will speak 
                  About ” Body , Brains, Balance ” related to Women’s Health
7:15pm – Door Prizes 
7:30pm – 8:00pm  Fellowship & Refreshments ☕️
 
Sure hope you will mark this one on your January calendar!
See you January 26th !
Regards,
Your Initiative Committee

 

 

 

 

 

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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

Newsletters 2018

Winter 2018 Newsletter

Click on the link below and print out and fill in your information on the form and mail it by Wednesday November 28,2018

RWTO Windsor-Essex Christmas Luncheon Form

Click on the link below for the Fillable Luncheon Form. In this form you can type in your name, amount of money enclosed and check of your selections and then simply print it out and mail it with your cheque.

 

RWTO Windsor-Essex Christmas Luncheon Fillable Form

 

 

 


Previous Newsletters

Fall 2018  Newsletter 

Spring 2018 Newsletter


Newsletters 2017

 

 

 

 

Every once in a while someone comes into your life and you know they will make you a better person because of their presence. Our recipient of the Cora Bailey Award has done this. She is definitely a symbol for our CARING AND SHARING motto. Her outgoing personality, her devotion to cause and her willingness to give up her time to help others are all qualities she possesses. Also while doing all this she has time to devote to her two children, grandchildren and husband with love and dedication. I have known her as a fellow teacher and as a friend. In both cases she has always been there for me, for her students and for her school. If I throw this lap blanket over the podium many 90 plus ladies will recognize it as part of their “Forever Young” gift. I cannot count how many of these have been donated to nursing homes, Malden Park, hospitals and charities across Essex County. Her talents are used willingly and effectively to help others. She works both as an individual and with her quilt guild to make life easier for those in need. Collecting cosmetics, donating material and making blankets are all part of her caring and sharing. How she has time to golf and bowl is a mystery to me. Her passion for sport and music is reflected in her grandchildren with whom she has a very close relationship. Oh yes she has been secretary (another voluntary position) of the PINSPLITTERS bowling league for many, many years.

I know as many others know when you ask this lady to help you don’t have to ask twice. Devotion to RWTO/OERO has always been there volunteering and supporting any of our endeavours. She is truly a giving person and it is my honour on behalf of the Windsor Essex Branch to present the Cora Bailey Award to VIVIAN LACROIX.

 

Previous Cora Bailey Winners

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

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

 

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

 

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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