Barbara CAHILL

Barbara Mary Cahill, aged 85, passed away unexpectedly on October 1, 2023. She was the beloved wife of Daniel for an incredible 60 years. Barbara was a cherished mother to her children Clarissa Wheeler (the late Rick), Carol Charles, Clarence King, Mark Ilijow, Carol Anne Powell (Tony), and Andre Cahill (Trena). Her loss will be deeply felt by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Barbara’s parents were Hilda and Wilfred Duchene, and she was predeceased by her sister Carol and brother Jimmy Duchene. She is survived by her sister Joyce. Known for her talent in storytelling and her dedication to mentoring and counseling others, Barbara tirelessly advocated for mental health and well-being. Her unwavering commitment and authenticity in serving both her family and community will be greatly missed. Together, Barbara and Daniel also fostered numerous children throughout their years together.

In memory of Barbara, memorial donations may be made to the Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society. Visitation will take place on Thursday, October 5, 2023, from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., with parish prayers at 4:30 p.m. The visitation will be held at Families First, located at 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor. On Friday, October 6, 2023, the visitation will continue at St. John Vianney Church (385 Dieppe St., Windsor) from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Following the Mass, cremation will take place. Memories, photos, or donations can be shared online at http://www.FamiliesFirst.ca.

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