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Fish DonnaFISH, Donna Margaret Marie - Passed away peacefully on February 24, 2017 at the Welland Hospital in her 67th year.

Beloved wife of Jim. Loving mother Cherie Reles (Brett), Jocelyn Marleau (Jerry) and Leanne Hall (Bob) Caring Grandma of Olivia, Chelsea, Noah, Evan & Lucy. Dear sister of Bev Wilcox and Boyne Huffman. She will be missed by many relatives and friends.

Predeceased by her parents William & Ethel Huffman and by her sisters Joyce, June & Shirley.

Donna enjoyed a very fulfilling career at C.T.F.S in Welland. After retiring, she loved to spend time with her family.

 

Ballyk DonaldBALLYK, Dr. Donald - (March 31, 1928 - February 24, 2017) -

Passed away in Toronto on Friday, February 24, 2017.

Dr. Ballyk was predeceased by his beloved wife, Lillian, and his son, Donald.

He is the loving father of Ann Ross (Doug McGregor), Catherine Aoki (Takamichi), John (Catherine), Donna (Gary Serafini), Paul (Beverly), Mary (John Harding), Barbara Ann (James Graham) and Peter (Michèle-Elise Burnett).

Grandfather of 23 and great grandfather of 3.

 

MacTAVISH, Laurine - At the United Mennonite Home in Vineland on Friday, February 24, 2017, Laurine MacTavish aged 83 years.

Wife of the late Hollis MacTavish and dear mother of Richard and his wife Lucy, and loving grandmother of Krysta, Sarah, Shannon and Travis. Great grandmother of Jacob and C.J.

Sister of John and Marjorie Peacock and John and Linda Fearns. Predeceased by brother Keith Peacock.

 

Miski BillMISKI, William John 'Bill' - (July 22 1927 - February 24 2017) - Passed away peacefully with family by his side at McNally House Hospice, Grimsby.

Bill has left us to join his beloved wife Jackie (2006).

Loving Father to Mike (Kathy) and Karen. Dear Brother to Viola (John) and Marilyn (Jack). Predeceased by his sisters Helen (John) and Lorraine (Vic). Grandfather to Kevin (Bonnie), Jeff (Talia), Leanne, and Alana. Great Grandfather Angel, Aiden, Neely, and Maya.

 

McMullen RonaldMcMULLEN, Ronald William - Peacefully, surrounded by his family at the St. Catharines General Hospital, on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the age of 85.

Devoted husband of 46 years to Darlene (nee Tobodo) McMullen. Supportive father to Bill (Christine) McMullen, Colleen (Bill) Bartolini, Christopher (Andrea) McMullen, Carrolyn McMullen and Susan (Steve) Canton. Loving Granddad to Nicholas, Alyssa, Dean, Liam, Sydney, Erin, Paige, Meghan and Jessica.

Predeceased by his parents, William and Edith McMullen and by his brothers-in-law, Gerald Mulligan and John Birney. Big brother to Betty Mulligan and Judith Birney. Brother-in-law to Danny and Ginette Tobodo.

 

McCaffery WayneMcCAFFERY, Wayne - Of Port Colborne, passed away at the Port Colborne General Hospital on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the age of 86 years.

Beloved husband of the late Joan McCaffery (2003), loving father of Jerry (Carol) McCaffery, Linda McCaffery Gibbs, Harold McCaffery and Barbara Tardif, father-in-law of Pauline McCaffery and Frank Kar, brother of Mary McCaffery, uncle of Scott (Marissa) McCaffery and Patricia (Dennis) Simon.

Also survived by 13 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and his loving companion Aline.

Besides his wife, he was predeceased by his daughter Dianne Kar, his son Donald, son-in-law Don Tardif, his brother Claire and his wife Maureen McCaffery and his parents Clarence and Evelyn McCaffery.

 

Matoga BarbaraMATOGA, Barbara Danuta (née Szarf) - It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Mother on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the age of 89.

Beloved Wife to her late husband Julian Matoga (2004).

Dear Mother to Christine (Eric) David and Ted (Sharon) Matoga. Grandmother to Krysia Brown and Neil Matoga and Great Grandmother to Connor and Abbey Brown.

 

Ralph AnnaRALPH, Anna Christina (nee Mines) - It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved mother on February 24, 2017 at the St. Catharines Site -NHS in her 85th year.

Surrounded by her loving family, Anna is now at peace with her beloved busband Bob (2013).

She will be deeply missed by her seven children Cathy (Jim Smith) Sanders, Sharon (Gord) Maidment, Robin (Jack) Plante, Bob (Sharon), Randy, Pam, and Tracy (Bobby) Taylor. Adored Nana to 21 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

 

Fogel WandaFOGEL, Wanda Josephine - Surrounded by her family at the NHS- St. Catharines Site, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with kidney failure early Thursday morning February 23, 2017 at the age of 78.

Beloved sister to Chester (Rose) Fogel, dear aunt of Matthew (Sheri) Fogel, Julie nee Fogel (Larry) Shale, Michael (Amanda) Fogel, Lisa Fogel, Stephen Pacia, Tom (Cynthia) Pacia, Sister-in-law to Gene Pacia and Irene Dwyer.

Predeceased by a brother Edward and a sister Genevieve, also a niece Denise. She will be missed by several great nieces and nephews.

 

Sirianni MikeSIRIANNI, Michael Anthony 'Mike' - Softly in the night, Mike left us on Thursday February 23, 2017 at the age of 70.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Karen (neé Simpson), his daughters Amy Lynne Brohm, her husband Kaspar and their son Lane Anthony, Liza Katharine DeLazzari, her husband Carl and their sons Edward Joseph and Michael Peter.

Mike is survived by his sisters Vicki (the late Ken) Parr, Joyce (Doug) Monteith and his brother Joseph (the late Linda) Sirianni. He will be missed by his in-laws David (Carol) Simpson, Donna (Dave) Simpson, Lorie (Ken) Prohaszka and Pam (Kent) McDonald and by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Joseph and Angeline (Sacco) Sirianni, his sisters Maryann (the late Jim) Hetherington and Ruth Anne Kallaur (Tony) and his infant brother Frankie.

 

Booth JaniceBOOTH, Janice Gail (nee Sigurdson) - (June 11, 1943 – February 23, 2017) -

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Janice, surrounded by her loving family, at the Douglas Memorial Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Predeceased by her husband Garry, her daughter Kelly Sisnett, her sisters Dolly Schihl, Doris Mulenbruch, her brother Lionel Sigurdson and her BFF Sylvia Oliver.

Cherished mother of Scott (Kathleen), Karen Pierce (John) and Craig (Kelly).

 

Gerlach MargaretGERLACH, Margaret (Dyck) - Passed away peacefully at Tabor Manor on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the age of 100 years.

Beloved mother to Alvina (Walt) Andres, Hugo (Linda) Dyck, Harry (Elly) Dyck, Bob (Susan Ross)Dyck, Evelyne (Larry) Street, Junetta Neudorf (John Reay), Harvey (Debbie) Dyck, Ruby (Tommy) Brotherston, Kathy (Larry) Dueck.

Predeceased by her husbands Anton Dyck (1985) and Herbert Gerlach (2011). Also predeceased by her son David Dyck (1997) and granddaughters Sandra Dick (2016) and Tammy Berezowski (2013).

 

Corman GeorgeCORMAN, George - At Extendicare on Thursday February 23, 2017, George Corman, aged 95 years.

Husband of the late Evelyn Corman (2013). Dear father of Wayne (Carol) Corman and Susan (David) Honey.

Loving grandfather of 6 and great grandfather of 17.

 

Horvath LindaHORVATH, Linda (nee Crawford) - (1948 - 2017) - It is with sadness we announce the passing of Linda on February 22, 2017 at home surrounded by loved ones.

Loving wife of 23 years to Mark. Cherished Mom of Sheri (Shane) McGowan, Lori (Matt) Kenyon, Bruce, Gail Waters, Vicky (Victor) Janzen. Beloved Grandma of 9 grandchildren.

Also missed by her siblings Gary (Marg) Crawford, Sharon Crawford, Les (Pat) Crawford, Dave (Barb) Crawford and Robin (Ken) Mills.

 

Carter Edwards EdCARTER-EDWARDS, Edward 'Ed' - The tenor voice, endless jokes and talks about his POW experiences that were so much a part of Edward Carter-Edwards are now history. In his 94th year, Ed passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at McNally House.

Born in Montreal in 1923, his family moved to Hagersville then Hamilton. Ed joined the RCAF during WWII. When his Halifax bomber was shot down June 1944, he was captured and incarcerated along with 167 other allied airmen in Buchenwald Concentration Camp. After liberation, Ed returned home and married Lois (nee Russell) in 1946 and settled in Ancaster.

Ed’s voice could be heard in productions of the Hamilton Theatre Company, Harlequin Singers and Church choirs at Ancaster, Hamilton and Smithville.

After retiring from Westinghouse/Camco, Ed and Lois moved to Bala and Bradenton, Florida before settling in Smithville in 1994.

 

VILLENEUVE, Michel Denis 'Mike' - Peacefully, with family by his side at Edgewater Gardens, Dunnville on Wednesday February 22, 2017 in his 62nd year.

Mike Villeneuve, beloved husband to Joanne, sadly missed by her children and family. Loving father of Sara Villeneuve (Mike) and Erica Lanigan (Jimmy). Proud and loving Pere Pere of Katie Villeneuve and Elizabeth and Michael Lanigan.

Loving son of Marie Cunningham (Ralph) and the late Gerard Villeneuve. Lovingly remembered by his brothers Andre and Richard and sister Nicole Maitland (Al).

 

Martin FernMARTIN, Fern Elizabeth (nee Barnhart) - On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, Fern passed away peacefully at Crescent Park Lodge at the age of 89.

Predeceased by her husband Raymond (Ray).

Loving sister of Avis McComb, the late Harold Barnhart, Pearl Ford, Shirley Hopper, Carol Mann, Anita Kiss and Joan and Paul Dunn. Sister-in-law of Doreen and Reg Lawrance. Beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Fern was born in Stevensville, ON, on April 18, 1927. As a young woman, she moved to Toronto, and worked at the Canadian Coleman Company, where she met her husband Raymond. In retirement, Fern and Ray moved back to the family farm in Stevensville.

 

McDonald BrendaMcDONALD, Brenda Marie - Into the arms of her Lord and Saviour, after a 10 year battle with cancer, with her family by her side on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Haldimand War Memorial Hospital, Dunnville in her 65th year.

Loving wife and best friend for 40 years of Paul. Dear mother of Michael (Amanda), Geoffrey (Melissa), Gwen Chowdhury-McDonald (Emran), and Dan (Jennifer). Cherished grandmother of 8 grandchildren.

Also survived by brother Roy Illerbrun. Sadly missed by many other family and friends.

 

NEDEEF, Nick - (January 26, 1924 - February 22, 2017) -

Loving brother of Mary (late Nick) Petroff. Dear uncle of Vivian (Bill) Huffman and the late Ken (Louann) Petroff. Great uncle of Bill (Cheryl) Huffman, Eric (Cindy) Huffman, Chris (Julie) Petroff and Laura (Raffi) Torossian. Great great uncle of Mya & Nikki Huffman, Jackson & Aaron Petroff and Zoey Torossian.

Nick served in the Canadian Army and with a dedicated worker with Motorcade for over 50 years.

 

Hoegi MaryHOEGI, Mary Evelyn (Mewburn) - Retired RN - Mary Hoegi, born in Stamford Township on August 1, 1921, passed away suddenly at her home in St. Catharines on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

Beloved wife of the late William (1977); predeceased by parents Percy and Cora (Warner) Mewburn and siblings Gordon, Howard, Jean (Foss) and Ruth (Armstrong).

She will be sadly missed by step-son Ross Hoegi, many loving nieces and nephews and loving cousin Mary Ann Harrison.

 

Rusic DraganRUSIC, Dragan – Passed away suddenly on Wednesday February 22, 2017 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital at the age of 86.

Beloved husband of Olivera for 59 years. Loving father of Brankica (Nenad) and Zoran. Proud deda of Katarina (Stephan) and Zoran.

Dear brother of Ljiljana (Tomislav) and Dusan (Bosiljka), brother-in-law of Ljiljana, and uncle of Aleksandar, Dragana (Peter), Srdjan (Irene), Djordje, Dragan and Snezana. Predeceased by his parents Djordje and Leposava, and brothers Miodrag and Tomislav.

 

Devlin JohnDEVLIN, John - Passed away peacefully at Pioneer Elder Care, St. Catharines on Wednesday February 22, 2017 at the age of 89.

Beloved husband of the late Cecile Spater (2003).

Dear father of Karen Miller, Brian Devlin, Barry (Mala) Devlin and Bruce (Nancy) Devlin.  Grandfather of Kailey (Gavin Dalla Costa), Kara, Alex, Eric and Monica.

He will be missed by his sisters Mary (the late Hugh) Maloney and Patricia (the late Danny) Chastko. Predeceased by his brother Frank (Mary) Devlin. Dear friend of Marilyn Pedley.

 

Coulis MarieCOULIS, Marie - It is with heartfelt sorrow we announce Marie's passing on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at NHS-St. Catharines Site in her 88th year.

Wife of the late Clayton Coulis.

Loving mother of Paula and Jim Leushner of London, Ont., Carol Cockerham, Dave Coulis both of Niagara Falls and Barbara and Rick Hicks of St. Catharines. Predeceased by her infant son Clayton Ronald Coulis, her sister Josephine Coulis and sister-in-law Barbara Ann Billy.

 

Rohaly DonaldROHALY, Donald Scott - It is with broken and heavy hearts our family announces the passing of our dear and perfect son Donald on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the age of 51.

Donald will be sadly missed by his parents Bill and Marilyn Rohaly. Dear brothers Kevin (Elaine) and Brett (Andrea) will forever cherish Donald’s memory. Greatly loved uncle to Brandon, Kelsey (Pedro), Christy (Kyle), and great niece Willow. Loving brother in law to Tracey Rohaly.

Predeceased by grandparents John Sr. and Mary Rohaly and Thomas and Luella Carter and his many aunts and uncles. Donald will truly be missed by many cousins, friends and all who knew him for his kind spirit and love of people.

 

Austin WilliamAUSTIN, William Edward - On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, Bill Austin, aged 49 years.

Cherished son of Ted & Carol (nee Babcock).

Kind brother of Lynn (Mark) Allan and their children Chloe & Sheena.

 

ELAM, Michael 'Mick' - Passed away peacefully after a courageous battle, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Wednesday February 22, 2017 at the age of 67.

Beloved husband of 47 years to Carol. Dearly loved father of Tracey (Dan) Niven and Amanda Elam (James). Cherished Grandad of Jack and Louisa. He will be sadly missed by his sister Anne and his family in England.

Mr. Elam is now reunited with his beloved daughter Angela (1992).