Obituaries

 



 

Bergwerff Joan

September 7, 1939August 25, 2017

Passed away in her home on August 25, 2017 in her 78th year. Beloved wife of the late Case Bergwerff (2007),

 Dear daughter of the late Jack and Gwen Graham. Survived by 4 daughters; Beth (Mike) Mabee, Barb (Bruce) Sovran, Laura Lambier, and Sheila (Samer) Dbouk.

Eight grandchildren; Sarah (Nathan), Tommy (Jen), Brandon, Brian (Brandi), Katie, James (Sarah), Karim, and Mya. Great grandma to Kayla, Mackenzie, Autumn, Kyelynn, Meigha and Aiden. Dear lifetime friend of Anne Laskey (Sparkle lady).

Friends will be received at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91 Division St. S. Kingsville from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29th. Funeral service from the First Baptist Church, Kingsville on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Jim

Bagley officiating. Interment in Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville. If desired, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca


 

Branch Jean L. (nee Clarke)

 

At Royal Oak LTC, Kingsville on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Age 89 years. Beloved wife of the late Gordon J. Branch (1993). Loving mother of  Martha Branch, Jim (Tamara), Steve (Bethany), Mary Ann Baldwin (Rick), Susan Prout (Paul), Cathy Sykes (Stuart) and the late John Gordon (1955). Dear grandmother of Stephanie (Jason), Matthew, Krista (Pat), Ayden, Daryan, Melissa, Cameron, Matthew, Lauren, Courtney (Spencer), Danielle (Deon), Dalton, Mia, Jason, Jesse and Michelle (Jake). Great grandmother of Owen, Emmerson, Tanner, Olivia, Jovani, and Levi. Dear sister of Wilfred Clarke and the late Lila Kamin, Frank Clarke, Marjory Morneau,  and Mary Butt.

Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Jean was a graduate of nursing at Hotel Dieu Hospital (1949) and a retired registered nurse at Leamington Hospital.

Friends will be received at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91 Division St. S. Kingsville from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28th. Funeral mass from St. John De Brebeuf Church, Kingsville on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Father Rick Janisse officiating. Interment in Colchester Memorial Cemetery. If desired, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca

 


Ditzend Katherina  (nee Schlechter)

 

At Erie Shores Health Care , Leamington on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Age 92 years. Late of Kingsville. Beloved wife of the late Anton (2010). Loving mother of Elizabeth Hotz and husband Fred, Kingsville. Dear grandmother of Michael and wife Tasha, Nicholas and wife Christina and Adam Hotz and Samantha Marshall. Dearest great grandmother of Alice, Cora, Dexter, Kitron.  Sister of Elisabeth Weisgerber and sister-in-law of Maria Ditzend. Predeceased by sister Maria Nothof. Many thanks to the staff of Royal Oak LTC, Chartwell Kingsville and Erie Shores Hospital for their kindness and prayers.

Friends will be received at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91 Division St. S. Kingsville from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15th. Funeral service from the First Lutheran Church, Kingsville on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Dusan Tillinger officiating. Interment in Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville. If desired donations to the First Lutheran Church, Kingsville would be appreciated.

Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca

 


Elford Elizabeth R. (nee Lane)

At Erie Shores Hospice, Leamington on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Age 90 years.

Late of Kingsville Beloved wife of the late Wilbur (Webb) Elford (1986). Mother of Debbie (Allan) Whittal, Peggy (Don) Cook and Edward Elford..

Cremation has taken place . A Memorial graveside service will be held in Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Donations to Erie Shores Hospice  would be appreciated.

Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca

 


Garrick Robert (Robin) (Bob)

 

Passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side at W.R.H., Metropolitan Campus on Thursday, October 26, 2017, late of McGregor, Ont. Age 61 years. Beloved husband of Sandy (Fenton). Loving father of Robbie Garrick of LaSalle, Liza Halliday of Amherstburg, and Michelle Reiter (husband Bryan) of Saskatoon. Dear son of Mary Baronski of Lakeshore and the late Joe Baronski and birth parents, the late Helen and Bob Garrick. Dear papa of Katelyn, Megan and Ben Garrick, Collin and Bre Halliday ;and Ella Reiter. Brother of Violet Thielen, Prisillia Giesbrecht, Patty Blondin, Ilona Schentag and Mary Ann Wahby.

Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at Windsor Christian Fellowship Church, 4490 , 7th Concession Road, Windsor, Ontario on Thursday, November 2, 2017

From 10 a.m. until time of memorial celebration of life at 11:00 a.m.

Arrangements entrusted to the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, Kingsville and condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca

 


 

Graham John “Jack” Thomas

 

At Leamington Mennonite Home,  on Thursday, August 31,2017 at the age of 96 years. Late of Kingsville. Son the late Charles (Gosfield North) and Sarah (Brown) (England) Graham. Husband of the late Jean Audrey Graham (Mitchell) (2006). Dearest father of Carol Ann Martens and husband Victor, Ruthven; Douglas Keith Graham and his wife Suzanne, Amherstburg; Donna Jean Mann and husband Christopher, San Diego, California. Dear grandfather of Michelle Boulton (David), Paula Dickey (Colin), Chantal Graham (Turgeon) (Guy), Katherine Gallant (Martin), and Stephen Mann. Dear great grandfather of Victoria, Austin, Kyra, Luke and Jessica. Brother of Charles (Bud) and wife Audrey (Babe) Graham of Windsor and the late Richard (2003) and wife Patricia Graham (1982).

John loved good music and singing. One of his greatest joys was when he sang solos in cantatas for The Church of the Epiphany in Kingsville. He worked as a cost accountant in management for H.J. Heinz Company for many years. He will be greatly missed by family.

Friends will be received at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91 Division St. S. Kingsville from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 4th. Funeral service from the Church of the Epiphany, Kingsville on Tuesday,, Sept. 5, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Canon Bryan Girling officiating. Interment in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Leamington.

If desired, donations to the Leamington Mennonite Home, the Salvation Army or the CNIB would be appreciated. Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca

 


Johnstone Susanne Thelma (nee Hillman)

November 23, 1958September 28, 2017

 

Suddenly on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Late of Harrow, Ontario. Beloved wife of Rick Johnstone and mother of Lindsay Johnstone (Jay Bray). Dear daughter of the late Howard and Luetta Hillman and daughter-in-law of Ivor and Janet Johnstone and the late Nancy Johnstone. Dear sister of Linda (Lee Howden), Nancy (Marshall) Beggs. Sister-in-law of Frank (Michele) Johnstone. Dear aunt of Mark (Gudrin) Beggs, Mike (Kaylee) Beggs, Andrew (Vicky) Wylie, Sarah Howden (Antranik Tchalekian), Chris Howden (Jennifer), Eric Howden, Kate Johnstone (Nathan), Lloyd Johnstone (Christine) and Carolyn (Steve) Grona.

Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 188, 145 Division St. S. Kingsville  on Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 12:30 p.m.

until time of celebration of life at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, Kingsville (519)733-4111

Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.


Kern Kathleen Irene (nee Vincent)

 

Borne 1934 – Died 2017

 

Passed away at Erie Shores Health Care, Leamington on Monday, December 4, 2017.

Beloved husband of the late John (1996). Dear mother of Terry (Mary Ann) of Leamington and Tab (Marty) of Harrow. Predeceased by mother Greta Vincent (nee Rounding) (1945) Predeceased by father Glen Vincent (1991) and step mother Doris

(nee Hodges) (1986). Grandmother of Derik Hyatt (Erin) of Vancouver B.C., Jennifer (Steve) St. Louis, Windsor. Great grandmother of Maximus. Sister of Gerald Vincent

(Fern), Harrow, and predeceased by brother Carl (Shirley) (2004) of South River.

Sister-in-law of Rose Garrick of Windsor, Joe (Donna) Kern, Michigan, Kathy (Carl) Kohls of Chelmsford. Also survived by nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91 Division St. S. Kingsville from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7th . Funeral service from the funeral home on Friday, Dec. 8th at 11:00 a.m. Rev. John Van Omme officiating. Interment in Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca


 

Kines William M. (Pee Wee)

 

Bill passed away on November 24, 2017 in W.R.H. Met Campus at the age of 84 years.

He will be dearly missed by his loving wife Vicky Kines (Nee Lazuruk) and by his son, Gary Kines and grandaughter, Kayla Kines of Victoria, B.C.. Predeceased by his mother  and father, Felicia and Robert Kines. He will be missed by his 2 sisters and 1 brother, Gertrude of Ceylon, Sask., Alan Kines of Manitoba and Mary in Vero Beach, Florida. Predeceased by brothers and sister, Rev. Delbert Gordon of B.C., Robert of Weyburn, Sask and Peggy in Toronto. Also predeceased by his sister-in-law Laura (Robert) Cazabon, Mary Gloude, Johnny and David Lazuruk, Helen Cadaratte and sister-in-law Liz (Normon) Holawecki) Bill served in the Navy for 23 years.

Bill wished to be cremated with no service and no flowers. Please give any gift in his

Memory to the donation of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, Kingsville.

Condolences maybe left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca


 

MacIntosh Irma (nee Horn)

 

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother Irma.

Peacefully, on October 8, 2017 at Hospice of Windsor in her 91st year. Beloved wife

of 63 years. to Joseph (2009). Cherished mother of David and wife Pearl, Ruth and husband Paul Wagner, and Michael and wife Jane. Survived by her grandchildren; Julie (Dan Hough), Jennifer (Rob Duncan), Jason (Heidi), Aaron Wagner (Rosie), Benjamin Wagner (Rachel), Trisha (Ryan Kurbis), and Jillian (Michael Storcer)  and 17 great grandchildren who she loved very much. Sisters-in-law: Chrissie Howe, Bessie Quick (Russell), and Jean Young (Jack). Also many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Kingsville Community Church, Kingsville, Ontario. Family will receive visitors starting at 10:00 a.m.. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Irma’s memory to Gideon’s or Hospice for Life Foundation of Windsor and Essex County.

Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca


Malott Anna  (nee Weniger)

 

At Franklin Gardens LTC, Leamington on Sunday, December 3, 2017.

Age 65 years. Beloved mother of Christina Di Giglio and grandmother

Of Devon. Sister of Liz and Jerry Van Der Wal, Erica and Garry Vollans

And Rita and Ralph Wigle. And Sister-in-law of Ann Weniger.

Predeceased by her parents Jacob and Elizabeth Weniger and 2 brothers

Jack (2006) and Michael (2005) Weniger.

With respect for Anna’s wishes cremation has taken place and a private

Family service will be held at a late date.

Arrangements entrusted to the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, Kingsville

Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneral home.ca


 

Malott Randy Lee

 

Peacefully on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Loving son of Lee (1994) and Rochelle (2008). Cherished brother of Shelley (Wayne) and beloved uncle of Nicole Lamb and Derek Lamb. He will be greatly missed by chosen family Jim and Anne Montgomery and Ann and Bernie. With respect for Randy’s wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends will be received at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91 Division St. S. Kingsville from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8p.m. on Monday, Sept.18th followed by a memorial funeral service at 8 p.m. If desired, donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated.

Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca

 


 

McIntyre  Ronald C. (Ron)

 

On Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. Age 79 years. Late of Kingsville. Beloved husband

of Sandy and  survived by many many family members. With respect for Ron’s wishes cremation has taken place and a private family celebration of life will take place at a later

date. Arrangements entrusted to the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, Kingsville and

condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca

 


 

McLean Anita Faye

December 30, 1920December 1, 2017

Age 96 years. Wife of the late Donald (1977). Daughter of the late Everett (1971) and Ina Arner (2001). Sister of the late E.J. Arner (1951) Anita was born on her grandparents

farm at the corner of County Road 50 and Arner Townline. Not long after marrying Donald, they purchased the family farm from her parents and (Donita Farms) began. Don and Anita happily worked side by side on their farm until his death. Anita then relocated to Kingsville where she lived out her remaining years. She leaves behind one sister-in-law, Lillian May, (Michigan) as well as her many nieces and nephews who adored her. As a faithful member of Kingsville Baptist Church she poured much love into her church family. We are saddened to say good-bye, but grateful that Jesus has welcomed her home.

Friends will be received at the First Baptist Church, 58 Division St. N. Kingsville on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Jim Bagley officiating. Interment in Iler Cemetery, Iler, Ontario.

If desired, donations may be made to Kingsville Baptist Church, Kingsville or the charity of your choice

Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca

 


 

Melton Doris Elizabeth Arletta (nee Metcalf)

 

Born November 27, 1923 – Passed Away August 30, 2017

 

Dear daughter of the late Percival and Mabel Metcalf

Predeceased by Husband Sydney Eugene Melton 1990, daughters Karen Ann Melton (1947), Katherine (1954), grandson Victor Melton (1993) and brothers, Earl Edward Metcalf and wife Martha, Stanley James Metcalf and wife Edith, Wesley John Metcalf and wife Kay and Murray Lavern Metcalf and wife Anna. Survived by daughter Lynda Lee Lindley and husband Robert and son Edward Harvey Melton and wife Linda.

Granchildren, B. Todd Lucas, Tracy Edward Melton, Trevor Scott Melton, Tara Lynell Glaser, Trent Matthew Melton and Tige Andrew Melton. Great grandchildren, Ashleigh Lucas, Sydney Glaser, Hayden Glaser, Ethan Melton, Owen Melton, Keighan Melton, Devin Melton, Colin Melton, Ayden Melton, Elle Melton, Melia Melton, Sienna Melton, and Severine Melton. “Looks What Happens When Two People Fall In Love.”

Friends will be received at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91 Division St. S. Kingsville from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5th. Funeral Service from the funeral home on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. John Van Omme officiating. Interment in Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville. Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca

 


 

Patterson Clarence (Junior)

 

At Royal Oak LTC, Kingsville on Monday, October 23, 2017. Age 83 years.

Late of Kingsville. Beloved husband of the late Shirley (nee Halstead) (2016).

Dear father of Larry (Shelley) and Randy (Bessie). Dearest grandfather of Jason (Terri), Jeffery (Victoria), Matthew (Lauren) and Stephanie (Agustin). Loving great grandfather of Ty, Eric, Samuel, Eva, and Zack. Brother of Robert Patterson, William

(Bill) Patterson, Patricia Dutot and the late Donald Patterson.

Friends will be received at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91 Division St. S. Kingsville from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 26th. Funeral Service from the funeral home on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Mrs. Linda Blair officiating.

Interment in Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville. If desired, donations to the Parkinson Society or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca


 

Pope Walter

 

On November 26, 2017 passed away peacefully in his 89th year, surrounded by his family at the Sun Parlor Home for Seniors, Leamington. Survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Vera Joyce (Fuller), sister Gwen (Tig) Pote, daughter Julie Larade (Phil); son Todd Pope (Deb), grandchildren, Brock Larade (Alysha), Devin Larade (Kairna), Marla Larade (Ryan), Sarah and Rebecca Pope, great grandson Maverick Larade, as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by Flora Pope (mother), William Pope (father), Judy Pope (sister), and Phyllis Stockwell (sister).

With respect for Walter’s wishes cremation has taken place. Friends will be received for

Visitation at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91 Division St. S. Kingsville from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30th and Friday, Dec. 1st from 10 a.m until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Olinda-Ruthven United Church general fund or the charity of your choice. Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca

 


 

Post Olive Dorothy (Anderson)

 

Born November 12, 1920, entered into the arms of her Saviour, Thursday, October 26, 2017 surrounded by her family. Predeceased in 1991 by her loving husband of 52 years, D. William (Bill). Survived by her four daughters Marilyn Beneteau (John, deceased), Leamington, Dianne (David) Tarcia, Windsor, Pearl (David) MacIntosh, Kingsville, and Jane (Herb) Klassen, Brantford, On. There are 13 grandchildren, Reg (Linda), Ricky (deceased), Lori, Randy (Kim), David (Sara), Bill (Debbie), Cherie (Grant), Susan (Joel), Julie (Dan), Jennifer (Rob), Jason (Heidi), Jeff (Johanna), Kerri (Sean). 26 great grandchildren, and 6 great great grandchildren. Olive is predeceased by her parents Russel and Florence Anderson, brothers Earl, Bruce, Roy and sisters Marjorie, Evelyn and Eileen. She is survived by sisters Marion Mackintosh, Muriel Schmous, and Eleanor Lomas, one brother Paul (Doris) Anderson and one sister-in-law, Vangie Post. There are also many nephews and nieces. Bill and Olive with their family moved to Kingsville from Simcoe in 1957. They operated Crawford-Post Furniture for 20 years. They attended Kingsville Community Church where Olive was a Sunday School teacher and President of the Women’s Ministry, among her many areas of involvement. The Post family would like to thank the staff and management of Chartwell Kingsville Court and Chartwell Royal Oak, Kingsville for their excellent care during the past eight years.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to Canadian Diabetes Assoc., Windsor Evangel Bible Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

 A memorial service will be held on Friday, Nov. 3rd at Kingsville Community Church, 1860 Division Rd. N., Kingsville, Ontario. Visitation at 10 a.m. followed by service at 11 a.m. Cremation and a private family interment have taken place.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, Kingsville, ON.

Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca

 


 

Rivard Jean Guy

 

After giving his all against cancer, my father passed away on Friday, Nov.10, 2017.

Left behind are his wife Margaret Rivard: sons, Rejean Rivard, Andre Rivard, Mario Rivard, Sylvain Rivard, Jean-Paul Rivard and Gilles Rivard. Daughters Francine Rivard, Ghislaine Rivard. Sisters Pauline, Isabelle, and Denise. Grandchildren Jaida Skye Rivard, Eloise Rivard, and Simone Rivard. On a personal note, I will miss my father’s humour a lot as, over the last 13 months of his life I rediscovered who my father was. Miss you and love you Dad. You deserve your rest now as you fought a hell of a battle. Your son Rejean.

Cremation has taken place and a private family funeral service will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, Kingsville.

Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca

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À Kingsville (Ontario), est décédé le 10 novembre, à l’âge de 87 ans, Jean-Guy Rivard, époux de Margaret Rivard.

Outre son épouse, il laisse dans le deuil ses filles Francine, Ghislaine, ses fils Gilles (Lise), Jean-Paul (Nicole), Réjean (Lily), Sylvain (Claude), Mario (Marthe) et André (Éléonore).

Ses petits-enfants Simon, Geneviève, Éloïse et Jayda.

Ses sœurs Pauline, Isabelle et Denise. Ainsi que d’autres parents et amis.

La mise en terre des cendres se fera jeudi le 16 novembre à midi 30 au Green Hill Cemetery à Kingsville (Ontario).

 


 

 

Roles Gerald F. (Jerry)

 

It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Jerry with his loving family by his side on October 19, 2017 at 75 years of age. Loving and devoted husband of Diane (nee Graham) with whom he shared 53 years of marriage. Devoted father to his son Dan and wife Karen Roles and his daughter Melissa Roles. Loving paper to Breanna Roles, Nathan and Natalie Roles. Predeceased by his parents Reginald and Ida Roles and sister Marilyn Ford. He will also be missed by many family and friends. Special thank you to Bob and Gail Burns for your friendship and care. Special thanks to Dr. Kelton and his staff, Hospice, CCAC, Care-partners and VON for their compassion and care given to Jerry. As per Jerry’s wishes cremation has taken place. Everyone is invited to attend a graveside memorial service in Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Rev. Canon Bryan Girling officiating.  Friends and family are also invited directly after the service to Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens, 1550 Road 3, East, Kingsville for a time of fellowship and celebration of Jerry’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jerry’s name to Dog Guides of Canada would be appreciated by the family.

Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca


 

Ross  Holger William

 

December 12, 1941October 7, 2017

 

Passed away at Erie Shores Hospice, Leamington , after a courageous battle with cancer. Survived by wife Betty. Survived by children Laurie Ann (Mike), Cheryl (Brad), Jamie, Holger (Bill) William Ross (Kim), Danny (Amy). Extended family Steve (Betty), Darlene (Don), Mark (Jamie). Also extended family Joann (Mike), the late Joseph (Wendy), Cyndi (Garry), Karen (Bob Deceased), Dennis (Irene), Janine (Greg), Tom (Bambi), Doug (Kathy), Bonnie. Bill had siblings, Pat (Kenny deceased), Mike (Gina), Agnes (Gord), Dougal (Monica), Kenny, deceased, Lavern (Susan deceased), Danny,

And Kathy (Brent). Many nieces and nephews, grandchildren (4 deceased,) great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Holger (Bill) had many friends at Tim Hortons, Unico Senior group and the Kingsville Legion. Bill met at Timmies often with friends, Jack Nolan, Ken and Carol Blake and Teddy. Special thanks to Windsor Hospice, Betty Ann and Daniel for all their visits and care. Also a special thanks to Leamington Hospice, greatly appreciated by our families.

Friends will be received at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91 Division St. S. Kingsville on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service

at 12:30 p.m. To be followed by at gathering at the Canadian Legion, Kingsville.

If desired, donations to the Erie Shores Hospice, Leamington would be appreciated.

Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca

 


 

Washburn, Robert James (Bob)

August 11, 1946 – August 18, 2017   After a courageous battle, Bob passed away peacefully at Erie Shores Hospice, Leamington surrounded by family.  Cherished husband of Joan (Reycraft). Forever loved father of Jennifer (Tony) Mouawad, Jonathan Washburn and Joe Washburn.  Loving son of Fred (1975) and Isabel (1991) Washburn. Dear son-in-law of Frank (2013) and Lila Reycraft.  Youngest brother of Donald Washburn, Elaine (Leo) Breault and Larry Washburn (2016). Dear brother-in-law of Doug and Barb Reycraft, Ron and Marie Reycraft, and Gerald and Clara Reycraft.  Fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins and many, many good friends. Bob was Past Master of St. George’s Masonic Lodge #41 AF & AM, Grand Steward of Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario, 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, Member of Lodge of Perfection Moore Sovereign Consistory, Hamilton, Past Most Wise Sovereign, Windsor Chapter of Rose Croix, Past First Principal of King Cyrus Chapter 119 Royal Arch Masons, Past President of Sun Parlour Shrine Club, Member of EZE Riders, and retiree of Bell Canada.  Special thanks to Dr. Ray Anderson, Dr. Kanjeekal, Dr. Schneider, the nurses of Saint Elizabeth, Joy and Heather, as well as the doctors, nurses and countless volunteers at Erie Shores Hospice.  A visitation will be held at Sykes Funeral Home on Tuesday August 22, 2017 from 2-5pm and 7-9pm, with the Masonic Service at 7:30pm.  A funeral will be held at Epworth United Church on Wednesday August 23, 2017 at 11:00am with a visitation at the church prior to the service beginning at 10:00am, Reverend John van Omme officiating. Interment at McDowell Cemetery, Comber at 2:30pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please consider making a donation to Erie Shores Hospice.  “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give” -Winston Churchill