DAVIES, Wayne Robert

Perhaps you sent a lovely card, or sat quietly in a chair.  Perhaps you were not there at all just thought of us that day.

Whatever you did to console our hearts, we thank you so much whatever the part.
Words cannot begin to express how grateful that family is for all your love and support at this time. We sincerely appreciate all the floral tributes, sympathy cards, fruit baskets, food and charitable donations.

A special  acknowledgment to all those who took part in Windsor Veteran's Memorial Service. We were overwhelmed at the compassion and dedication that Wayne received at this time.

Thank you to Rev. Sue Paulton for the eulogy. For Liz, Hannah and Christian for the songs and music. Wayne was a wonderful husband, dad, papa, and great papa. A special person who wil forever in our hearts and never forgotten. As Wayne aleays said "I'm here for a good time nort a long time." Remember those words as you remember him​​​​​​.
  The Davies , Carvalho, Bortolotto Families.​

The late Bart Paterson's daughter would like to thank all our family, friends and co-workers for all your love and support during this heart wrenching time. The floral tributes were beautiful, the donations in Dad's name were overwhelming and the gifts of food meant so much. To the Windsor Sportsmen Cub, the tribute to our dad was heart warming, respectful and well earned- It will never be forgotten. Heidi and Scott, the luncheon was delicious.

​​​​To the Veterans - the service was beautiful, we know dad was standing there beaming with pride.

To the piper Greg Pearson- beautiful. To Families First Home, wonderful staff, beautiful service and the way you took care of our dad and us will never be forgotten.​​
 To his grandchildren and great-grandchildren​ for loving him as much as we do and for helping us through this.
To his pallbearers, his grandsons, you carried Grandpa with pride and love. To Linda for loving our Dad and for making his last nine years happy ones. To his son in-law, the sons he never had, for loving him like a father. Dad you were amazing, funny, loving, generous and a wonderful Dad, who will be forever loved and missed. Give Mom a hug and kiss from all of us.
Sandy, Debbie, Gwen, Nancy, Tracy, Jill and Families.​
WHITE, William George

The Family​​ of the late William George White would like to express their appreciation to relatives, friends and neighbors for all their loving kindness, floral tributes and charitable donations during our time of sorrow. Thanks to the Belle River Legion for the delicious meal.

We are especially grateful to Reverend Stan Fraser and all the Veteran's who put on such a beautiful service for Dad.

​​​​Thank you to the Windsor Chapel Funeral Home, a special thank you to Julia and Leon for all their compassion and professional assistance, and once again to everyone at La Chaumiere Retirement Home. We thank you all for the loving care you gave to Dad. We will never forget you and Dad will be in our hearts forever.
Bill & Judy White​
RICHARDS, William "Bill"

Thank you to everyone involved in making Bill comfortable right up to the end. A big thank you to Angela and Dr. Rashkamar and all of the nurses on the 4th floor (respiratory unit) at Met that took care of him in his time of need. Thanks to Curtis for keeping an eye on him while we weren't there​. Thank you to palliative care nurses at Malden Park for making his short time there a peaceful one. Thank you to all that gave there ​condolences and best wishes to us. Thank you for the beautiful bouquets and donations to th
e Cancer Center.

Thank you to the War Veterans for the service at Bill`s funeral. That meant the world to all of us​​.

Thank you to Rev. Laura at Roseland United Church for the kind word,  They were comforting​​ and inspiring. Thank you to Darrin and the rest of the staff at Windsor Chapel for taking care of everything for us. You all did an amazing job.  
The Richards Family​

KALES, Joseph

We would to thank​​ our family, friends, and neighbors for their kindness to us at the very sad and sudden loss of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother in-law, uncle, and friend.  Thank you for sharing your memories of Joe. Thank you for the lovely flowers, fruit baskets, cards and the delicious food provided for us. We are very grateful to all.

Thank you very much to Rev. Stan Fraser and the Windsor veterans Memorial Service Committee for the beautiful and moving ceremony to honour Joe`s service to his country. He would have been very proud. Thank you to the Canadian Legion Branch /594 for their kindness,

and Dave Darocy and staff for the beautiful luncheon. We enjoyed it very much. Thank you to Denis Duguay and Families First Funeral Home staff for your compassionate care of all of us. Joe was a kind and gentle man and we shall miss him forever.​​​​​


ALMOND, Paul R. Rev

ur family would like to convey our sincere appreciation for the love, prayers, condolences, and support received upon the loss of our dear Dad and husband the Rev. Paul R. Almond. We would like to offer thanks to the following​​; To the staff and volunteers at Hospice Residential for your tender and dignifies care you provided. For those who kindly provided food when we were to tired to cook, those who sent beautiful flowers to brighten our home, to those who generously donated to various charities in Paul's name. To the Windsor Chapel Funeral Home (Banwell Chapel) for its attentive, compassionate and professional service, to our Pastor Rev. Tom Carman for his loving support, fantastic eulogy, and for orchestrating a spirit filled Eucharist,

​to the Windsor Veterans memorial Committee for their moving ceremony, and the placement of those poppies that will be with Paul forever

to the bagpiper whose plaintive notes expressed the sadness in our hearts, and to the Songbirds whose beautiful music reminded us that Paul is indeed in Heaven​​​ singing with the Angels.
Bless You All,
The Almond Family​​

In my opinion Veterans are heroes. On Jan 4, our family lost our hero, my grandfather Harold Shaw served in the Second World War​​​.  He taught our family about respect and the importance of helping others.

At the funeral our family had the privilege of witnessing a Veterans service. It was breathtaking and truly beautiful. I was amazed of the
attendance of the Veterans
​and the genuine grief they showed by the loss of my grandfather​​​. I was told during the service that my grandfather was the ninth out of the last 16 veterans in Windsor who passed away.
My fear is that as we loose these wonderful veterans, the city loses examples of how we should treat other people.
​A few of the veterans spoke with me at the funeral about how they used to see significant involvement from younger generations.

I know I learned so much from my grandfather and it saddens me to think that other people from my generation dont understand what people like my grandfather did for our Country.​​

 Thank you to all the veterans who attended my grandfathers service.
Thank you for acknowledging that our
​lives are forever touched by Harold Shaw.
Brianne Thompson, Essex​​
SHAW, Harold Jan. 4,2012

There are so many people who touched our hearts, with phone calls, kind thoughts and attendance at the funeral including people from out of town. Our Windsor Regional Hospital.

Also a heartfelt thank you to the Veterans who provided​​​​ our family with a beautiful ceremony at the funeral home, and the bag piping at the grave site. 

Thank you to St. Theresa's​​ church for the mass service and the staff at Windsor Chapel. We appreciated all those who sent flowers and made donations to the Salvation Army. The stories that were shared with our family about Harold's community involvement time with the union, coffee with his friends, and veterans services gave our family such strength.
Harold has left our family with many wonderful memories which we all cherish forever.
Love Harold Shaw family​​


I had the honour of attending a funeral service for my brother in-law on the weekend. He was a retired vet from the RCR.
Several vets and legionaries performed one of the most touching ceremonies I have ever witnessed. These tireless and dedicated volunteers who devoted their time to pay tribute​s to a deceased vet and heroic to say the least.  I don't know if many people have seen their work but if the opportunity presents itself, don't pass it up. You will never forget it.​
Mike O'Neil​, Windsor

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