DiFRANCESCO, Rocco - Passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the age of 59.
Loving husband to Lora for 34 years. Much loved father of Michael and Chantelle.
Cherished brother of the late Antoinette (Gerry) Perlingieri, Antonio and Gino (Joanne). Dear son-in-law to Ines (the late Christopher) Pataracchia and brother-in-law to the late Debora Pataracchia (Paul Senyk), Luanna (Paul) Kidson, Lori (Angie) Pataracchia, Vivian Pataracchia (Dave Low), Ray (Lisa) Pataracchia, and Chris Pataracchia. Rocco will also be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his parents, Luigi and Ada.
HERBERT, Juliette (Rivet) (neé ARSENEAULT) -
Born March 5, 1911 in Bonaventure, QC, Juliette came to Welland in 1929. It is with profound sadness, we announce Mom’s passing on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 in her 107th year.
Cherished mother of Linda Villella (Pat) and family, Joann Sturch and family and Ronald Rivet (Carol) and family. Fondly remembered as a loving Grandmother to many Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren. She will also be greatly missed by many extended family members.
Predeceased by her husband John Herbert and her sons Bob, Hector and Eddy Rivet.
HENRY, Robert Wendel 'Bob' - (1937 - 2017) - It is with profound sadness that the family of Bob announces his peaceful passing on Tuesday. April 25, 2017.
Loving husband and best friend of Florence for 55 years. Devoted father of Bobbie Carr, and David (Dennise). Beloved Bub of Joshua, Andrew, Meg, Christine, Emily, Michael and Zak and proud great-grandpa of Nathan Robert.
He will be greatly missed by his brother David (Patricia). Bob was a greatly loved and respected Uncle to Kathleen Henry (Doug Aarniokoski), Patrick (Christina), Christopher (Carrie), Suzanne Tattersall (Kevin) and Christopher Duke (Karen) and their families.
CAMILLONI, Edes (Angeletti) - Peacefully and courageously with her loving family by her side on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital in her 91st year.
Predeceased by her husband Giuseppe 'Joe' (1997) and parents Angelo & Marina and sister Maria (Andy). Loving mother of Marc (Penny) and Gabe (Leslie). Dear Nonna of Joe (Laura) and Jamie.
Survived by her sister Terzina (Hermes) in Italy. Edes will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.
GALOTTA, Angelina Maria 'Mary' - Passed away peacefully at Hotel Dieu Shaver on April 24, 2017 at the age of 91.
Predeceased by her beloved husband Joseph (2005).
Dear and loving mother of Ted (Angeline) of Fonthill, John (Paula) of Calgary and David (Elaine Pitcher) of Sault Ste. Marie. Cherished grandmother of Carolyn, Kathryn (Troy Stuckless) and Julia.
Predeceased by her sister Helen D'Amico and survived by her sisters Rosina Popp, Josephine Kivlehan (late Bernard) and brother Victor D'Amico (Cecilia). Also predeceased by her brother-in-law Dan Galotta (late Rosina) and her sister-in-law Mary Clifford (Frank).
SYDLOWSKI, Mary Veronica - Mary passed away, peacefully, at the Welland Hospital on Monday, April 24, 2017 in her 76th year.
Predeceased by her parents Nick and Maria Sydlowski and brother John.
She will be remembered, with fondness, by many dear friends.
MEALEY, Celinere 'Cindy' (née LaPointe) - Passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the age of 86.
Beloved wife of the late Gordon (2008).
Loving Mom of Linda (Clarence) Boudreau, Patsy (Tom) Ashby, Cindi (Rick) Mason, Kevin (Annie), Jocelyn, Don and Darlene Cesar. Special Grandma to numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by her sister Loraine Carter and many other extended family members.
ATKINS, Nora - Nana left us on April 24, 2017 to join her grandson, David (2010), in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family. Nora, in her 84th year.
Beloved wife of Norman for 60 years which was just celebrated on April 22. Loving mother of Noreen (Sam), Sharon (Steve), Lynn (Don).
Cherished and adored Nana to Elizabeth, Kathleen, Ian, Sarah and Rosie; brother Gerry Cyr (Bev 2010); sister-in-law Cathy Crane (Steve); sister-in-law Wendy Atkins (Harry 2016); many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends she loved deeply.
MACEDO, Manuel Antonio - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a great man on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the age of 85.
Beloved husband of Maria for 55 years. Loving father to Joe and Fernanda (John) Grabias. Cherished Vavo to Michael, Sandra (Paul) and Cristina.
He will be dearly missed by his brother Jose (Lucia), niece Lucy, Goddaughter Cristina Dutra and many other extended family members.
GALE, John Francis - Passed away on April 23, 2017 at the age of 82 years after a five-year battle with cancer. John did not allow this challenge to change his daily routine.
His absence will be felt by his loving wife of 64 years Donna (nee MacQuillen). Father to his sons Wayne (Isabel), David (Katrina) and daughter Sandra (Jeff Shennan). Grandfather to Peter (Jessica), Christina (Dave) Gaston and to his first great grandchild Amelia Gaston.
Survived by his brother in law Douglas MacQuillen as well as John's step siblings Joan Biggar and Ross Gale. Will be fondly missed by many family members and the staff of Stokes Seeds both past and present over the span of 60 years.
Predeceased by his father W. Harry (Alma) Gale; stepmother Anne, and step-sister Mary Anne Robins.
HAINING, Nancy Ann (nee Harvath) - It is with heavy hearts our family announces the passing of Nancy on April 23, 2017 at the age of 86.
She will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 66 years Robert “Bob” Haining. Mom will be forever in the hearts of her dear children Barbara Fletcher (Ralph), and Dean Haining (Maureen).
Nancy’s memory will carry on in her grandchildren Wesley, Stacey, Shawn, and Chrissy. She is survived by her great grandchildren Hillary, Addy, and Mackenzie.
PETTIFER, Gordon Bruce - Gordon passed away with great courage, positive spirit and it is with sadness that we announce his passing at the NHS-St. Catharines Site on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the age of 72.
Beloved husband of Lynda. Loving father of Steven.
Dear brother of Mary and her husband George Mooradian. Dear brother-in-law of Bill and Rose Simpson, and the late Robert and Ethel Simpson. Remembered by niece Debbie (Ray), and nephew Robbie.
NEUFELD, Jacob - At the St.Catharines General Hospital, on Sunday, April 23, 2017, Jacob Neufeld of St.Catharines, aged 83 years.
Beloved husband of Frieda (nee Enns) and dear father of Harold (Ramona) Neufeld, Judy (Doug) Jarrett and Robert (Maria) Neufeld. Predeceased by a daughter Carol (1966).
Also survived by 8 grandchildren. Brother of Heinz (Nadia) Neufeld. Predeceased by sister Erica Thiessen (2007).
KOLPACK, Dennis Victor - Passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home surrounded by family on April 23, 2017.
Born in N. Tonawanda, N.Y. on May 7, 1945. Loving husband to Gisela of 50 years in September. Father to both Stefanie (Brett) Traves and Kirsten (Boris) Fijavz who were his pride and joy. Opa to Evelyn and Maiya who filled his heart with such happiness.
Predeceased by his parents Emil and Helen, his brothers Emil and Ronald and his in laws Richard and Hilda Hennig. Sadly leaving behind his special bro Charles (Anne) Rittner and sister in law Ursula Richardson. Also Henrietta and Tim.
McLACHLAN, Malcolm Joseph - Passed away surrounded by his family, on Sunday, April 23, 2017, in his 93rd year.
Beloved husband of the late Mona.
Loved father of Gil McLachlan and his daughter Haley, Mike and Debbie McLachlan and their children Lindsay and Carter, Patti-Rae and Eddie Burdzy and their children Matthew, Christopher and Gregory, Leslie and Paul Irvine and their children Kyle, Craig and Scott and Sue McLachlan and Derek Shipman and their daughter Paige.
Dear brother of Yvonne and the late Helen and Jean.
SHEPANSKI, Lucyan 'Carl' - Passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Linhaven Home at the age of 79.
Predeceased by his parents Frank (Frances), dear brother of Nellie (John) Whitmore of CA, brother Marlo Kramer of California, and brother-in-law Edwin Fleck of NY. Beloved brother to Mary Fleck of NY and Richard of Toronto.
TOTH, Stephen Charles - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Steve at the age of 82, on Sunday April 23, 2017 at the GNGH.
Loving husband of the late Irene (2010) for 51 years. Proud father of Stephen Jr. and David Toth (Kerry Shelley).
Beloved grandfather of Jarod Toth, Kelly Toth and Krista Bird.
WILLIAMS, David Michael 'Tiger' - Passed away peacefully at the St. Catharines General at the age of 56 on April 23, 2017.
Loving father of Michael Williams (Tanya Taylor). Proud grandfather of Mhaliek Walters, Essence Williams and Nevaeh Williams. Survived by his brothers Bill Williams (Lorraine), Robert “Bob” Williams (Dorie) and his uncle Lyle Williams.
Predeceased by his parents Larry and Shirley Williams and two brothers, John and Bruce Williams. He will be fondly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
BRETTELL, Jack Edward – Passed away peacefully at home on April 22, 2017 at the age of 80.
Beloved husband of Kathi (nee Bruzzese) for over 59 years. Proud father of David (Kerry), Tina (Roger St. Louis), and Marti Culig (Bob). Loving Papa of Sarah, Michael, Katherine, Jesse, Brian Brettell, Kayli and Danny Culig.
Jack will be fondly remembered by his brothers Jim (Maggie), Don (Carol), sisters Elsie Morris (late Ray), and Barb Carr (Ray). Jack will be sadly missed by all of his nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
Jack was predeceased by his parents, and granddaughter Emily Rose Brettell.
ZARESKI, Thomas 'Tom' - The family of Tom Zareski announces his peaceful passing at the Port Colborne Hospital on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the age of 87.
Tom was the beloved husband of Anne (nee Cebolsky) for 63 years. Dear father of MaryAnn Vaughan (late Dr. David Vaughan) Jay Zareski (Sue), Cathy Lee (Grant), Jim Zareski (Renee) and Michael Zareski.
He is remembered with love by grandchildren Jennifer, Adam, Nicole, Alison, Michelle and Michaela.
LESLIE, Peggy Ann – Passed away at her residence, while surrounded by her family, on Saturday April 22, 2017 at the age of 76 years.
Predeceased by her husband Kenneth Leslie (2003).
Survived by her children Mark Leslie, Cindy Morgan (Doug), grandchildren Jason, Jennifer and Alicia, and great grandchildren Preston and Madison. Also survived by her brother Bill Burgess (Kathy).
Predeceased by her parents Fred and Annie Elizabeth Burgess, sisters Glenna, Shirley Betty and her brother Ken Burgess.
SHEPHERD, Jeffrey 'Jeff' - Passed away suddenly, but peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the age of 53.
Loving husband of Carrie of 31 years. Dearly missed and beloved Dad of Jessica (George) Evink and Justen (Amber). Son-in-Law to Ray (Mary) Dionne. Son of Audrey, brother to Laurie and Brian.
Predeceased by his father Larry.
BRAZEAU, Michael Thomas - (November 25, 1974 – April 22, 2017) - It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved son and brother.
Michael has gone to be with his other half, his twin brother, Bryan, for whom he grieved every day.
Mike will be deeply missed by his parents Gary and Colleen, sister Tracey, brother Jeff, nieces Apple and Sasha and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his grandparents Norma and Raymond O'Neil and Lucien and Germaine Brazeau.
KEARNS, Danny – Passed away at his home on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in his 58th year.
Dear best friend of Debra Drinkle (Mark). He is survived by his son Daniel, brother Dennis, 2 granddaughters, 2 nieces and a cousin.
He was predeceased by his mother Thelma Kearns.
GILBERT, Robert David - (June 26, 1928- April 22, 2017) - Peacefully at GNGH on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in his 89th year.
Beloved husband of Marion for 64 years. Loving father of Owen (Lis) Gilbert, and Donna (Rod) Fischer. Dear Grandpa of Lyndsay, Adam, Trevor, Lauren, Allison and Cole.
Survived by his sister Nancy Zettler and brother-in-law Ken Houston.
TELLIER, Curtis Alexander – It is with profound sadness that the family of Curtis Tellier announces his passing at the Welland Hospital on April 22, 2017 in his 61st year.
Beloved soul mate and best friend of Carole Boudreau. Cherished son of Raymond and Lorna Tellier. Loving father of Brandy (Jay), Tahnee (Zack), stepfather of Douglas and Drayden (Vickie) and grandfather of Aiden and Alexa.
Dear brother of Wray and Renee. Uncle of Crystal, Delanie, Kailea and Rayanne.