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

 

 

 

Check the calendar for:

 

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.


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

 

 

 

 

Annette Bezaire receiving the Cora Bailey Award from Christine Pastorius

 Today I am here to present the Cora Bailey Award to a member of RWTO/OERO who exemplified the motto

Caring and Sharing

Our recipient began her teaching career in 1964, teaching for one year at Holy Rosary School, and then, moving on to St. Angela School where she taught Grade 1 or a Grade 1/2 for thirty-tree more years. She lovingly taught the first and second generation of children.

Knitting and crocheting are her favourite hobbies. Many family members and friends have been fortunate to have received one of her special sweaters, blankets or afghans. She also knits and bakes, as she says, “for the Lord”, for the St. Vincent de Paul Bazaar. Her talents have also been shared with the Church of the Atonement Prayer Shawl ministry. You might have seen her at the Hotel Dieu coffee bar where she volunteered for a couple of years.

Our recipient is a proud member of RWTO/OERO, enjoying the luncheons and participating in the monthly breakfast and special dinners. She was a member of the decorating committee for the 2016 Convention. She is also my partner selling the Share the Wealth tickets, which she has done for several years. She has been selling tickets since Mary Jane Finn was President of the local Windsor/ Essex branch.

We have shared a wonderful friendship for over forty years. I am honoured to present the Cora Bailey Award to Annette Bezaire in recognition of her Caring and Sharing qualities.


Previous Cora Bailey Winners

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

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

Windsor-Essex Branch Members

You Can HELP “The HOSPICE Windsor-Essex”
by viewing the Tecumseh Red-Blueberries video. They have earned $2000 for Hospice by making it to the Top 10 in Canada.  Now they are competing to be in the Top 3 to earn $5000.  When they make the Top 3, they will set their sights on the number one prize of $100,000 for their charity ~ The Hospice of Windsor-Essex.

Here’s How You Can Help

VOTE: “TECUMSEH RED-BLUEBERRIES “

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Go to the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup website at this link http://www.chevrolet.ca/hockey/good-deeds-cup.html
  2. Scroll down and CLICK on the TECUMSEH RED-BLUEBERRIES VIDEO and watch it to the end. If possible, like and comment as well. (Note: It’s important to watch to the end each time so it registers a full view. A full view is one vote.)
  3. Repeat steps 1 & 2  as many times as you can every day until Saturday, February 9th.
  4. Share this with everyone you know.If possible, share on all social media channels (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Email…).  If everyone recruits 10 people and in turn they recruit 10 people we will win this awesome $100,000 donation for Hospice Windsor.

PLEASE VOTE AS MANY TIMES AS POSSIBLE, EVERY DAY !

IMPORTANT MESSAGE:  There are NO LIMITS to the amount of times you can view our video per day.

Thank You for helping us achieve our goal for this worthy cause.

The “Tecumseh Red-Blueberries Peewee House League Hockey Team”


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

 

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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