SLEIMAN, Elias “Louie” Passed away peacefully on June 4, 2019 surrounded by his family. Dear husband of Tina (nee Backhouse). Proud father of David (Wendy), Jackie (Yves) Bourret, Louis (Kari), and Michael (Muffy). Adored “Pop” to Audrey, Olivia, Mason, Zachary, Rian, Erin, and Wesley. Survived by his beloved sister, Sue Stchyrba and late husband Gerald, and predeceased by 4 sisters and 2 brothers.Louie was the proud owner of Elias Deli for over 45 years, an honorary member of Windsor Police Association and recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff and volunteers at Hospice of Windsor for their exceptional care. Our love and gratitude to the Stchyrba family for their lifelong support and generosity. Visiting at Janisse Funeral Home (1139 Ouellette Ave. 519-253-5225) on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 2-5 and 7-9pm. A private family service and interment to take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Louie’s name to Hospice of Windsor or Windsor Essex County Humane Society.
I knew Louis from when he first came to Canada in the fifties and worked on my Dad's farm in Leamington cutting asparagus and doing other farm jobs. After he moved to Talbotville where we heard he worked in a restaurant.
Many many years later when my wife and another couple were shopping downtown Windsor at Shanfields I decided to
cross the street and pop in to say hi. I thought he wold not recognize me but he did after giving me a good look.
He invited us all in to have dinner which was delicious and we especially enjoyed his entertaining conversation.
When it came to paying the bill he would not hear of it.
We all reminisced last evening about this event after seeing the writeup in the Windsor Star.
We will always always remember Louis fondly and May You Rest in Peace.
I first got to know Louis in the fifties when he first came to Canada. One of his first jobs was working on my Dad's farm in Leamington cutting asparagus and doing other farm work. After he left this area for a bit we heard he was working in a restaurant in Talbotville.
Many many years later my wife & I with another couple were in Windsor shopping at Shanfields. I decided to cross the street and go say hi to Louis. I thought he would not recognize me but after a few minutes he did and was delighted that I stopped in to say hi. He invited us all to come in for dinner which we did. We had such a great time enjoying the food and his conversation.
When it came to paying the bill he would not hear of it. The four of us reminisced about this memorable Sunday afternoon last evening after reading the article in the Windsor Star.
We will always always fondly remember Louis. May you Rest in Peace.