Ruth Mizzen

Born August 2, 1928 in London, ON to Charles and Annie Pirie. Passed away peacefully on December 13, 2018 at 90 years of age. Beloved wife of 62 years to Clifford (2010). Loving mother of the late Craig (Lyne) Champaign, IL, Lee (Caroline) Victoria, BC, and Laura (Chris) Lafayette, CA. Loving grandmother of Natalie, Sarah, Olivia, Alexandre and Evelyn. Ruth was a talented violinist and after obtaining her music degree at Western University, played in the London then Windsor Symphony Orchestras for the majority of her adult life. She subsequently played in the Windsor Community Orchestra and various quartets with friends and colleagues. Apart from her musical talents, Ruth was a shrewd investor and loved to follow the stock market. She was a meticulous and organized lady with an understated sense of humour. Cliff, Ruth and family spent many happy summers at the family cottage in Long Point. A common sight on a warm afternoon was Ruth and Cliff enjoying a 4 p.m. cocktail on the beach. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Windsor Symphony Community Orchestra would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Friday 3-5 p.m. Funeral Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Families First, 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.                                 







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Phillip Smith

2-8-1930   -   11- 27-2018

Passed away peacefully at the age of 88. 
Beloved husband of the late June Smith for 64 wonderful years.  Caring, loving father to Brenda (Timothy) Boynton and Philip Andrew Smith.  Proud Papa to Meaghan (Keyvan), Meredith, Maureen (Christopher), Philip James (Barbara), Sarah, Hannah and Alysha. Great Papa to Olivia, Josephine, Madeleine and Aiden. Survived by his sister in law Madeline Hanson and his brother Brian Smith. He will be missed by numerous nieces, nephews, friends and relatives.

 A special thank you to the awesome staff and student nurses at Windsor Regional Met Campus, 6 North for their compassionate and exceptional care during this difficult time.  Thank you also to Dr. Price for his excellent care over the decades. He will be remembered for his love of travel, sailing Lake Erie as the Skipper with his first mate on the Gemini. Phil belonged to the LMYC, and spent lots of hours sailing singlehandedly on the Detroit River. He was an avid reader, history buff and had a passion for classic cars. Philip has had various careers throughout the years, he was a mechanic at the Montreal Star, a fireman, a bus driver, a road tester and plant protection for Chryslers. This lead into his career as a Police Officer for both the Amherstburg and Windsor Police Service. He enjoyed a long retirement. Philip was a good Christian and attended both St. Andrews
and Paulin Memorial Presbyterian. 

Memorial Visitation will take place Wednesday, December 5, 2018, from 3pm - 6pm at Victoria Greenlawn Funeral Home (1525 Highway #3, Oldcastle ON N0R 1L0 519-969-3939).  A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 10:00am.  Inurnment at Victoria Memorial Gardens to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Windsor Essex Hospice or the Humane Society of Windsor.  Online condolences may be left at











 Eric  E. Sahli

        May 9, 1925 – October 12, 2018


He may not have attained his goal of reaching his 100th birthday, but in his 93 years, Eric achieved more than he ever could have imagined. On Friday, October 12, 2018, the family of Eric Sahli lost, but is celebrating, an incredible man.

Eric was predeceased by his much-loved partner in life Gerry (2015), his wife of 63 years. Together they raised four children who will always be grateful for their unwavering teamwork of living by example through love, laughter and integrity. Dad’s memory will always live on in the hearts, and senses of humour of Sandra & Jim Fazackerley, Marc, Pamela & Brent Hanson, Ellen & Ian Murray and his beloved daughter-in-law Jean. His children hope he knew how very proud we were to say, “That’s my Dad”.

Papa Eric’s grandchildren never ceased to be a constant source of joy and pride. He will be dearly missed by Brian Sahli (Joanna), Nicole Seguin (Bobby), Mary Anne Murray (Joey) and Andrew Murray. Great-Papa Eric will be watching over his beautiful great-grandaughters Ruby, Lucy & Molly. Eric will also be fondly remembered by his “daughters-of-his heart”, Anne Boden and Sherry Richmond (who even in Eric’s last years never did manage to beat him at poker), his many nieces and nephews, as well as his extended family of Elsie Murray, Adrian Scott and Jay & Lilliian Woltz.

Predeceased by his siblings and in-laws Elva & Jerry Kostal, Margaret & Brent Tape, Glenn & Lois Sahli, Jim & Lillian McColman, Mary & Mickey McDermott and Danny & Margaret McColman.
After his service with the Royal Canadian Air Force, he began his long and successful career with the CN Railway. He retired in 1986. Eric served as an Elder at Forest Glade Presbyterian Church and was a member at Paulin Memorial Presbyterian Church.

As his wife, Gerry, would often point out, life for Eric was not all work. He was an accomplished golfer, loved bowling and playing cards. In memory of Eric, during the next few days hold open a door for someone, chat with the person behind you in the grocery store line or just give a friendly smile to a stranger. Eric would like that, because that is exactly how he lived out his Christian faith.

Visitation .....  Wednesday October 17, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm                           
Funeral Service ....Thursday October 18, 2018 1:00pm
Families First - South Windsor
3260 Dougall Ave
Windsor, ON



LEE, Kathryn Sue (Lethaby)  Paulin Member for many years

71 Years Peacefully on October 11, 2018. Loving wife of 51 years to Gary. Beloved mother of Cheryl Lee, Windsor, Brian (Stephanie) Lee, MI and Gregory Lee, Harrow. Loving grandma of seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Carol (Larry) Lee, Debbie (Paul) Jackson, Mike Lethaby and the late Steve (2017). Dear sister-in-law of Carol (Edward 1984) King and Gail (Rene) Patenaude. Also remembered by many nieces and nephews. Also remembered by her dog Shadow. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Visitation will be held at GERALD A. SMITH FUNERAL HOME 197 King St. W. Harrow on Sunday October 14, 2018 from 3-7 p.m. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Society, Sun Parlor Home Residence Council or the Windsor-Essex Humane Society. Special thanks to the Sun Parlor Home Leamington for their compassion and care. You may send your online condolences at



MarilynAnn Langbridge 

December 4, 1925May 27, 2018

LANGBRIDGE – Marilyn Ann, 92 years, peacefully at Erie Shores Hospice on Sunday May 27, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Ernie. Loving and devoted mother to Connie (Bill), Carolyn (Roman), Laurie (John) and John (Francine). Dearest grandma to Brandy (Chad), Shawn (Mandi) and Rob (Sara). Beloved great-grandma to Jessica, Jadelyn, Julianna, Jennelle, Natalie Pearl, Alyssa and Alexander. Pre-deceased by her grandsons Jason (1981) and Bradley (1995). She was an amazing, loving, happy mom that enjoyed life to the fullest. She loved to participate in all the activities at her residence Kensington Court. She will be forever loved and missed. A special thank-you to Kensington Court and Saint Elizabeth Health Care staff for all of the care and friendship that was given to Marilyn over the years. Friends may call at the Walter D. Kelly Life Celebration Centre, 1969 Wyandotte St. E., (519) 252-5711 on Monday, June 4, 2018 from 10 am -12 pm until time of Funeral service at 12 pm. Rev. Wendy Paterson officiating. Private family burial. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Downtown Mission or to Paulin Memorial Presbyterian Church. Condolences received at



Don MalcolmSPECIAL

 February 28, 1933 – May 23, 2018

It is with profound sadness we announce Don’s peaceful passing on May 23, 2018 at the age of 85. Cherished husband, best friend, and team-mate of Carol for 60 years. Proud father of Heather Malcolm-Kiss (Andy), John (Kelly), and Andrew (Kari). Adored Grandpa Don of Alissa, Andrea, Emily, Ryan, Mitchell, Chase, Grant, and Seth. Don will be dearly missed by his sister-in-law Susan, wife of the late Lyle Malcolm (2005), his only brother. Dear brother-in-law of Diane (the late Gord), Dan (the late Marilyn), Bonnie (Roman), Marcia (David), and Kerri (John). Don will also be missed by many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. He was a retiree of Chrysler Canada with 36 years of service. Don was a dedicated member of Rose Lodge No. 500 and also a member of the Scottish Rite and the Moramos Shrine Club. He was a long term Elder and Clerk of Session of Paulin Memorial Church. Sincere thanks to Dr. Chow and the 8th floor nurses and staff of WRH Ouellette Campus for the wonderful care Don received.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Paulin Memorial Church or the Scottish Rite Windsor Learning Centre would be appreciated by the family.

Visiting on Sunday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Masonic Service under the auspices of Rose Lodge No. 500 A. F. & A. M. on Sunday at 8:00 p.m.

On Monday, family and friends are invited to gather at Paulin Memorial Church (3200 Woodland Ave.) after 1:00 p.m. until a Celebration of Don’s Life begins at 2:00 p.m.   





SteveMaydanBarbaraSturmMay102015SPECIAL                                                                        Steve Maydan                        Rev. Wendy Paterson                   Barbara Sturm (Slavik)


  Barbara Sturm (Slavik)

        August 11, 1945 – May 20, 2018

Passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer at 72 years old. Leaving behind her loving partner and Sweety Steve Maydan. Cherished mother of Christine (Randy) Gerken, Andy Slavik Jr., Kathy (Mark) Renaud and Michael Slavik. Step-mom to Jason and Ryan (Cléa) Maydan. Dear Oma to Derek, David, Collin, Kayla, Mercedes (Josh), Brenden, Aiden, Jessica, Meaghan (Garry), Leah, Shane, Sheldon. Great-grandma to Fiona and Tori. Special grandma to Miranda. Pre-deceased by her parents Hilda & John Reiss, and former spouse Michael Sturm. The family wishes to thank the 6th floor of WRH Met Campus doctors and nurses, as well as the 3rd floor HDGH Palliative Care Unit for their compassion and care. Thank you to our prayer angels Emily Warlock and Hilton Gomes for all their support and guidance during mom’s care. 

Funeral  Service  

       Wednesday May 23, 2018 11:30am
Families First - South Windsor
3260 Dougall Ave
Windsor, ON




 Margaret England

Margaret England

May 28 1930 - Mar 05 2018

The family of Margaret England is deeply saddened to say goodbye to our dear loved one, who passed away with grace and dignity on March 5, 2018 at the age of 87 following a prolonged illness. Loving wife of Gerry England and the late Howard Shea (1991). Beloved mother of Kevin Shea (Nancy) of Toronto and Dale Shea of Port Coquitlam, BC. Loving stepmother of Terry (Carol) and the late Kathie Menogue (John). Treasured Nana of the late Jessica, Ethan, Dylan and Ferron Shea. Daughter of the late Gordon and Lillian Kirkpatrick. Much loved sister of Betty (Shea) Whitfield and dearest aunt of the late Kirk Shea, Elizabeth Brothers (Jim) and Lori Jagoe (Tom). Lifelong friend of Doreen and the late Wilf Barclay, Margaret and Stan Goldspink and Fran and the late Arnold Hawkins. Margaret lived a full and wonderful life.

With her huge heart, she loved family, friends, animals and children, especially those she met during her 21 years at Princess Elizabeth Public School, where her kindness and her Cabbage Patch Doll ‘Albert’ will long be remembered.

Special appreciation to neighbours Linda Labute, Mary Payne and Kaye Johnston, the caregivers at St. Elizabeth Home Health Care and the nurses at Windsor Regional Hospital’s Ouellette Campus for their immense help through Margaret’s illness.

                                                                                                                    Funeral Service

                                                                                                         11:30 am Thursday, March 8, 2018

Families First South Windsor
3260 Dougall Ave
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
N9E 1S6

March 5, 2018


June Smith SPECIAL

June Smith

6/2/1934 - 2/26/2018

Passed away peacefully at the age of 83.  Beloved wife of Philip Smith for 64 wonderful years.  Caring, loving mother to Brenda (Timothy) Boyntonand Philip Andrew Smith.  Proud Nana to Meaghan (Keyvan), Meredith, Maureen (Christopher), Philip James (Barbara), Sarah, Hannah and Alysha.  Great Nana to Olivia, Josephine, Madeleine and Aiden.  Survived by her sister Madeline Hanson (late Gerry).  Predeceased by Parents James and Amy (nee: Parlee) Duncan and sisters Pauline (William), Maxine and Margaret (Harold).  She will be missed by numerous nieces, nephews, friends and relatives. A special thank you to the awesome staff at Windsor Regional Ouellette Campus, 6th floor, 2 North and Dr. Yap for their compassionate and loving care during this difficult time. 

June began her extensive career in health care at the age of 13, in the Laundry Dept. at Grace Hospital.  She then climbed to an administrative position.  She took 10 years to have and raise her family but returned to the Hospital as a Medical Records Clerk, upgrading her schooling to become a Medical Records Technician.  After obtaining this goal, she was transferred to Windsor Western Hospital and promoted to Head Technician, retiring in 1992.

She will be remembered for her love of travel, sailing Lake Erie as First Mate with her Skipper, on the Gemini.  She was an avid reader and enjoyed sewing; she loved a good shopping trip with the grand kids to “Smoke her Visa”.  She was a good Christian and attended both St. Andrews and Paulin Memorial Presbyterian Churches.  June was a real people person and will also be remembered for her sense of humour.  She is now reunited with her beloved fur babies: Tiffy, Sandy, Katy and Emma. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Humane Society of Windsor and Essex County.  Share a memory or sign the Book of Condolences at  

 .... Updated Mar. 10 ....A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Internment at Victoria Memorial Gardens to follow. Rev. Stan Fraser officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Humane Society of Windsor and Essex County







 Atholl Stewart



           Feb 13 1942 - Feb 18 2018

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Atholl Stewart on February 18, 2018 at 76 years of age.  Loving husband of Maureen (nee McCoy).  Proud father of James Stewart, Christine Stewart and husband Brad Boucher.  Loving Poppa of Sarah, Kate and Christopher Boucher.  Son of the late Hector and Alice Stewart.  Predeceased by his brother Edward Stewart (husband of Victoria) and dear brother of Helen Stewart.  Brother-in-law of Margaret and Allan Holmes, Jim and Sue McCoy, Carol and Dan Watts.  Will also be missed by several nieces and nephews, cousins and a strong network of good friends. 

Atholl was a retired school principal, avid golfer and a member of the Windsor True Blues Glasgow Rangers Supporters Club.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation, Paulin Memorial Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. 

Cremation has been held.  Visitation Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 3-5 p.m.  Memorial Service Sunday 1:30 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841 with Rev. Wendy Paterson officiating. 



Robert J.  (BOB) Macdonald


Called home, on February 14, 2018 at 89 years of age. Loving husband of Marjorie (nee Miller) for 65 years. Treasured father of Patricia and husband David Carswell of Kitchener. Proud Grandpa of Stacey, Sean and Caitlin. Loving Great-Grandpa of Mira, Calvin and Abigail. Brother of the late John Macdonald. Bob was a faithful and lifelong member of Paulin Memorial Presbyterian Church where he was an active and vibrant member of the Paulin family. If you so desire, donations to Paulin Memorial Presbyterian Church would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. On Tuesday, family and friends are invited to meet after 11:00 a.m. at Paulin Memorial Presbyterian Church (3200 Woodland Ave.) followed by Memorial Service at 2:00 p.m. 





       Lily Jones

              Apr 04 1920 - Feb 09 2018


97 Years on February 9, 2018, surrounded by the love of her family.  Beloved wife of the late Ben (1992).  Loving mother of Peter (Michele and the late Margaret), Tom (Andrea) and Bob (Jane).  Dearest grandma of Philip (Erin Mackie), Matthew (Vicki), Kim (Mike Brennan), Stacey (Scott Spencer) and great-grandmother of Maegan, Gavin, Ethan, Aline, Sloane and Sutton.  Dear aunt to Sharon French and Gail Rios. Predeceased by parents Peter & Mabel Holcroft (nee Revelle), sister Amy Upleger, and brother-in-law John Jones (Doris). Lily enjoyed serving many customers over her years as a Manager of Business Girl Fashions. She was a long-time member and former President of the Air Force Club as well as the Past President of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 94. She was also a member of St. Andrew’s and Paulin Memorial Churches and was an Elder in the Presbyterian Church of Canada. Lily had a personality that was larger than life and if you had the privilege to know her, you couldn’t help but love her. A special thank you to all the compassionate, caring, loving and supportive people who have been with Lily on her final journey especially David, Rosie, Sandra, Joanne, Emily, Kim, Rev. Stan Fraser and wife Joan and to the committed staff at Banwell Gardens who made Lily’s last days comfortable


Funeral Service

                                                10:00 am - 10:30 am Friday, February 16, 2018

Families First East Windsor
1065 Lauzon
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
N8S 3M8

Funeral service combined with Veteran's Memorial Committee Service


Marie Ash


78 years, passed away suddenly on January 27, 2018 at WRH-Metropolitan Campus. Beloved wife of the late David (2008). Loving mother of Susan Hanson (late John)(2017) and Karen De Santis (Ciro). Cherished Grandma to Liane Hanson (Dillon), James De Santis (fiancée Dominique), Anthony De Santis, Chelsea Hanson. Dear sister to Adelma Leney (Richard), Janet Durham (Don) and the late Dennis Shoff (1988). Dear sister in law to Carol St. John (Brian). Marie will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Marie retired from Sears after 25 years of service, volunteered at WRH-Met Gift Shop and was a member of Paulin Memorial Presbyterian Church. Visiting will be held at Marcotte Funeral Home (12105 Tecumseh Rd. Tecumseh 519-735-2830) on Tuesday from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 11 a.m. Entombment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. In kindness, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at