Date of Death: December 5th 2002
Wirch, Benjamin It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the death of Benjamin Wirch on December 5, 2002 at the age of 92 years at Hotel- Dieu Grace Hospital Hotel- Dieu site. Beloved & devoted husband of the late Elsie (2001). Cherished father of the late Marion (1951). Richard & wife Judy and Audrey. Loving grandfather of Cheryl & husband Scott Ryckman, Brian & wife Janice, and Jeffrey. Proud Great Grandfather of Justin. Predeceased by his father Emil (1952) & Mother Lena(1945). Dearest Brother of the late Arthur(1974) & his wife Jessie (1976), the late Elsie (2002) & husband Steve(1980) Spott, the late Lilly(1987) & husband Joseph(1988) Matusko, The late Naomi(1994) & husband Wilbert (1999) Aylesworth, the late Helen(1993) & husband Hank (2002) Ramsay, the late Leonard (1954) Wirch and wife Doris & her husband Don Wilson, the late Gladys (1981) & husband Douglas (1986) Sadler and also dearest half sister of the late Alice Popke. Dearest brother in law of Beatrice & the late Ray (1979) Hunter, the late Gertrude (2002) & husband Garnet (1991) Meloche, the late Alfred (1993) & wife Deanna (1997) Miller. Ben was a devoted husband, a loving father and great-grandfather. He worked at Ford Motor Co. for 43 years and also did some farming. His strong faith sustained him through the years. Music was also one of his great loves. He will be dearly missed. Visitation at the Stewart L Kennedy Funeral Home, 128 Talbot St. N. (776-7378) on Sunday 2-5PM & 7-9 PM. Family and friends may gather at Holy Name of Jesus Church on Monday December 9, 2002 from 9 AM until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM. Father Larry Brunet celebrant. Interment in Heavenly Rest Cemetery, Windsor. Parish Prayers to be held in the funeral home on Sunday at 7:30 PM. In kindness memorial donations to the Holy Name of Jesus Church Building fund would be appreciated by the family.
Date of Death: March 25th 2003
Squance, Wayne, 51 years, peacefully at home with his family at his side on Tuesday March 25, 2003. Late of Cottam and formerly of Brantford. Dearly loved husband of Mary-Ann. Cherished father of Melissa and husband Greg Ross, Leamington; Erin, Cottam; and Kyle, Cottam. Proud grandfather of Bryanna, Sierra, and Kade. Wayne will be sadly missed by his mother Eileen Squance, Brantford; brother Brian and his wife Carol and their family, Oakland, Ontario. Predeceased by his father Cyril Squance. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home, 87 Maidstone Avenue East, Essex (776-4233) on Thursday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service to celebrate Wayne's life will be held at the funeral home on Friday March 28, 2003 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow. Memorial donations made by cheque to the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated.
Date of Death: May 21st 2003
Grieve, Gladys (nee Young) Passed away at her residence on May 21, 2003 at the age of 73 years. A late resident of Windsor. Dear mother of Ruth and Jim Smallman, Charles and Bon nie, Patrick and Sylvie, Darcy and Kitty. Predeceased by her daughter Heather (1974). Proud grandmother to 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Family and friends will be received at the Stewart L. Kennedy Funeral Home 128 Talbot St. N. Essex (776-7378) on Friday from 2-5p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to be held in the funeral home on Saturday May 24, 2003 at 11 a.m. Pastor Brent Horner officiating. Cremation to follow with interment at Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville. In kindness memorial donations to the C.N.I.B. or the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family.
Date of Death: April 18th 2003
Poplar (Pizer), Wanda (nee Smith)Passed away peacefully on Friday April 18, 2003 in Ajax, Ont. Daughter of the Late Florence and Oliver Smith of Essex. Predeceased by her husbands Jack Pizer and Ted Poplar. Dear mother of Barbra and her husband Stewart McLeod, Robert and his wife Mary Pizer. Much adored grandmother of Tasha, Martin, Ben, and Madison. Dearest aunt of Carolyn and Don Costin, Betty and Greg Lynch. A memorial service to celebrate Wanda’s life will be held on Thursday May 1, 2003 at the Stewart L. Kennedy Funeral Home 128 Talbot St. N. Essex (776- 7378) at 1 p.m. Should friends so desire, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
Rupert, Frances Pearl
Date of Death: March 19th 2003
RUPERT, Frances Pearl (nee Roberts) passed away peacefully with her family by her side, on March 19, 2003, at the Windsor Regional Hospital - Metropolitan Campus, at the age of 78 years. Loving wife of Gerald. Loving mother to Robert & his wife Gayle Rupert, and Debra & husband Roger Salter. Dearest sister of Mary Jamieson, and Doris & husband Gordon Arkinstall. Proud grandmother to Dawn & Ed Harper, Carly & Andrea Salter. Frances was loved by many nieces & nephews Visiting at the Stewart L Kennedy Funeral Home, 128 Talbot Street N., Essex, (776-7378), on Friday, from 2 to 4 PM and 7 to 9 PM. Royal Canadian Legion Service to be held on Friday at 7:30 PM. Funeral service to be held in the funeral home on Saturday, March 22, 2003 at 11:00 AM. Rev. Doreen Canavan & Rev. Jerry Carnill. Memorial donations to The Hospice of Windsor & Essex County or the Essex United Church, would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Date of Death: July 18th 2003
Brillinger, Pam (nee Osborne) passed away suddenly on July 18, 2003 at her late residence. Beloved wife to Don. Daughter to Daniel & Lillian Osborne. Daughter-in-law of Mary Doucet. Loving mother to Karen Marentette & husband Philip. Proud grandmother to Kaitlyn. Sister to Ron & Sandy Osborne, Tom & Cathy Osborne, John & Debbie Osborne, Doug & Cathy Osborne, & Gord & Donita Osborne. Sister-in-law to Marilyn & Russell Garvey. Pam will be remembered for the love & devotion she had for her family, especially her granddaughter Katie. Visiting at the Stewart L Kennedy Funeral Home, 128 Talbot Street N., Essex, (776-7378) on Monday 2-5pm & 7-9 pm. Funeral service to be held in the funeral home, on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at 10:30am. Interment in Country Meadows Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Date of Death: June 14th 2003
Baumann, Sharon suddenly on Saturday June 14, 2003 at Hotel Dieu Hospital in her 55th year. Beloved wife of Malcolm Baumann. Loving daughter of the late William A. and Madge Jarrett. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (776-4233) on Tuesday 2-5 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service to celebrate Sharon’s life, from the funeral home on Wednesday June 18, 2003 at 1 pm. John Postons officiating. Interment Woodslee United Church Cemetery.
Frank, Joseph Jr.
Date of Death: August 2nd 2003
Frank, Joseph Jr. passed away peacefully on August 02, 2003 at Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital, Windsor, at the age of 55 years. Loving husband to Shirley (nee Couvillon) Son of the late Mary (1986) & Joseph Frank Sr. (1989), Dearest father to Monica & husband Rudy Rovinelli – Windsor, Kimberly Gray – Windsor, & Cindy & husband Claude Chayer of McGregor. Proud grandfather to Miles, Brandy, Joslyn, Kristy, Chance, & Justice. Also survived by brother,John Frank of Welland. Joseph was a retired line worker with the Chrysler Corporation. Visiting at the Stewart L Kennedy Funeral Home, 128 Talbot Street N., Essex, (776-7378) on Monday August 4, 2003 from 2 – 5 pm and 7 – 9 pm. Funeral service to be held in the funeral home on Tuesday, August 5, 2003 at 11:00 am. Father Matthew George officiating. Cremation to follow with burial at a later date. Memorial donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Gay, Helen G.
Date of Death: June 25th 2003
Gay, Helen G. (nee Bigley) A late resident of Essex passed away peacefully on June 25, 2003 at the Country Village Heath Care Centre at the age of 81. Beloved wife of the late Grant William. (1993) Dear sister to Jack of Toronto, Bill and Jean Bigley of Parry Sound. Predeceased by her sisters Jean and Sarah. Helen will be greatly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at the Stewart L. Kennedy Funeral Home 128 Talbot St. N. Essex (776-7378) on Thursday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate Helen’s life will be held in the funeral home on Friday June 27, 2003 at 2 p.m. Rev. Doreen Canavan officiating. Interment to follow at Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville. In kindness memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.