KAVANAGH, Arthur MacMurragh - Passed away at the Welland Hospital on Friday January 20, 2017 at the age of 80 years.

Beloved husband of 50 years to Ronda (Jackson). Dear father of Mark (Elizabeth) and Brian (Rossana). Proud "Pops to his grandchildren Olivia, Jackson, Niall, Liam and Shane.

Missed by brothers Ian, Shane and sisters Georgie and Joyce.


Modi RukshmaniMODI, Rukshmani B. - January 1, 1915 - January 19, 2017)-

Peacefully in her home and surrounded by her loving family Rukshmani B. Modi slipped away on Thursday January 19, 2017 at the age of 102 years. 


Scott Mary JaneSCOTT, Mary-Jane (nee Burgess) - Unexpectedly at Hamilton General Hospital on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the age of 81.

Beloved wife of Doug Scott, married 62 years. Loving mother of Susan Scott, Phil (Susan), Roger (Taraleigh) and Warren “Cobb” (Audrey).

Cherished grandmother of Shawna, Chris, Andrew (Bridget), Amanda, Richard (Jess), Jordan, Eric (Brandi) and great grandmother of Abby, Douglas and Emmett. Mary-Jane is survived by her siblings Larry Burgess and Beverley Lipsitt.


Hounsome JeanHOUNSOME, Jean Ann – Passed away peacefully with her daughter Ann at her side at Royal Rose Place on January 18, 2017 at the age of 84 after a long illness fought with great courage and dignity.

Beloved wife of the late Stan Hounsome (2000).

Loving mother to Ann (Brian) Marotta of Welland, and Marilyn (Pat) Mazzotta of Mississauga. Loved by her grandchildren Jeff, Laura (Scott), Patrick (Magda), Chrystal (Anthony) and Amanda (GP). Loved by her four great- grandchildren Connor, Chase, Xander and Drezden.

Will be sadly missed by her sister Ruby Chisholm, many nieces and nephews and by her special friends June, Florence and Donna.

Predeceased by her son Daniel Regan and by her parents Harry and Mary Walsh, brothers Freddy, Edward, Harry and sisters Kay, Dorothy, Peggy and Carmel.


White SharonWHITE, Sharon Elizabeth - It is with utmost sadness that we announce the passing of Sharon Elizabeth White.

Our dear mother, grandmother and daughter passed away peacefully at the Hamilton General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 in her 59th year.

Cherished daughter of Verna and the late Alex Washnuk. Beloved mother of Bradley White (Trisha), Heather Clark (David) and Curtis White. Proud grandmother of Reaghan and Lucas Clark and Cody White. Dear sister of Paul Washnuk, Valerie Grodesky (Steve) and sister-in-law of Colleen Washnuk.

Predeceased by her infant son Jason and her brother Kevin Washnuk.

Sharon will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews, Bob White and his family and her treasured colleagues and friends from Tim Hortons.


Claus DavidCLAUS, David Carleton - On Wednesday January 18, 2017 at the St. Catharines General Hospital at the age of 70.

Beloved dad to his daughter Carrie and son Ryan. Cherished Grandpa to Avery, Kiersten and Chase.

Loving brother to John (Dawn) and Gary. Devoted son to Ruth and uncle to Terra (Rob), Brandon (Christina), Trevor and Brittany. Great Uncle to Liam, Gavin and Molly. Predeceased by his father Carleton.


Rapley LindaRAPLEY, Linda Dorothy (nee English) - Passed away peacefully after her courageous battle with cancer at her home on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at the age of 63.

Beloved wife of the late Steven. Loving mother of Paul (Jasmine), Stephanie (Jocelyn) and David (Ashley). Cherished Nana of Julien, Vincent, Elianne and Benjamin.

She will be sadly missed by her sister Carol (Bob), her brother David (Cheryl), her sister in law Veronica as well as her nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents Barbara and Keith English and her brother John.


MONAGHAN, Marlene - It is with heavy hearts that the Monaghan family is announcing the passing of Marlene Monaghan, on January 18th, 2017, at the age of 71.

Marlene is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Thomas. Dear mother of Paul (Chrystyna), Mark (Melissa) and Gary (Wendy). Nanny will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Amanda, Riley, Kyle, Kailey, Brennan and Christian.

Marlene will also be greatly missed by her siblings, Peter, Denis, Billy (Hillary), Vera (George) and Sheila (Russell), who reside in Scotland, and her sister Joyce (Salah), who resides in Germany. Predeceased by her parents William and Emily Maloney.


Brant CliffordBRANT, Clifford John - Peacefully in his 81st year on January 18th, 2017, surrounded by his family at GNGH.

Lovingly remembered by his daughters Annette (John) Maloney, Karen Brant and son John (Ellen) of Dieppe, NB, (his mother Claudia Brant), and also his sister Lois Piva of Lewiston, NY and his nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by his parents John and Gladys Brant, his wives Joan (2005), Sylvia (1966), and his friend Dessie Crown (2013).

Clifford worked at GNGH for 44 years and loved the Jays.


Tarasiuk MaryTARASIUK, Mary - (September 4, 1925 - January 18, 2017) - Passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at home in her 92nd year.

Predeceased by loving husband of 69 years Eugene. Predeceased by devoted daughter Helena (Alex) Lawryniuk. Loving mother to Natalie (William) Korsh, Nina (Oleh) Onufryk, Lydia Lily Tarasiuk, Mary (Ivan) Bobko.

Beloved Grandmother of Nina (Roger),Greg (Christie), Peter, Andrew, Stephen (Janelle), Andriana (Jamie), Eugene (Nicole),Kalyna and Eugenia (Josh). Cherished Great-grandmother to Sofia, Alex, Abigail and Olivia. Family in Ukraine remember Mary's visit and are also mourning the loss.

Born in Sniatyn, Ukraine January 4, 1925 in very troubling times. Through many difficult life events she met, fell in love and married her husband of 69 yrs. They emigrated to Canada with 3 small daughters in 1952 where they were blessed with 2 more daughters.


Muise SandraMUISE, Sandra Grace – Passed away at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the age of 78.

Loving wife of Sandy Muise for 58 years. Cherished mother of Steven Muise (Jill) and Lisa Humphries (Richard). Proud grandmother of Aaron and Katie Muise and Johnathon and Matthew Humphries.

Survived by her loving sister Marilyn Barnhart (Richard), her sister-in-law Leona Covelli (Joe), her sister-in-law Lucy Kratz and her many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents Ken and Eileen Kratz, her brother Carl Kratz and her sister-in-law Laurie Tufford and brother-in-law David Muise.


Stevens TeresaSTEVENS, Teresa Helan (nee McCann, Stecjuk) - Peacefully after a lengthy illness on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Hospice Niagara in her 73rd year.

Loving mother of John Stecjuk, Dan Stecjuk and the late Kenneth Stecjuk. Grandmother of Ashley and Kaley Stecjuk.

Sister of the late Gerald and Raymond McCann. Sister-in-law of Donna Moran.


Groff MarjorieGROFF, Marjorie Ann - Passed away peacefully at the Woodlands of Sunset on January 18, 2017 at the age of 89.

Predeceased by her first husband Orvil Martin (1988) and her second husband Clayton Groff (2014) and her daughter Margaret Detenshen (2015). Sadly missed by her daughters Karen (John Elek) and Elinor (John King).

Grandmother to Lana, Sam, Katherine, Chris, Sara, Jessica and Jarod.


Loewen VictorLOEWEN, Victor - (1934 - 2017) - Victor Loewen passed away peacefully on January 18, 2017 after a year of difficult health challenges.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Marian; his children Karen and Stafford Jonas, Donald and Evelyn Loewen, and Lorelei and Randy Pauls; and his grandchildren Natalia Loewen and Matthew Zhou, David Loewen; Andrew, Richard and Sophie Pauls.

Victor was born in Berezovka, Ukraine on September 30, 1934. After a childhood that included years spent moving across Europe as a post-WWII refugee, he and his parents moved to Virgil, Ontario in 1948. He was a teacher for many years at Eden Christian College, and after retiring from his teaching position he served in a pastoral role at Scott Street Mennonite Brethren Church, Orchard Park Bible Church, and Cornerstone Community Church.


Reichelt JaniceREICHELT, Janice Mary Elizabeth (nee Rogers) - Surrounded by the presence and love of her family Janice went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Wednesday January 18, 2017 at the age of 79.

Loving wife of Neil. She leaves wonderful memories with her children Heather (Tom) Light, Kevan (Dorie Ellen) Reichelt and Kathleen Reichelt (Wes). Cherished grandmother to Hilary (Adam) Michalowicz, Alex (Julia) Reichelt, Shannon (Tim) Langendoen, Allyson, Kirstyn, Stevan Reichelt and the late Andrew Reichelt.

Sadly missed by siblings Richard (Karen) Rogers of Fort Erie, Hugh (Eleanor) Rogers of St. Catharines, Carol (Orville) Sider of St. Catharines and Walter Rogers of Vineland. Predeceased by her parents Wesley and Mary Rogers.


Hagley ElmerHAGLEY, Dr. Elmer Arthur Clarke - Elmer passed peacefully at Hospice Niagara surrounded by family on January 17, 2017 in his 87th year.

Loving husband of Maureen for 54 years. Cherished father of Michael (Nicole), Karen (Chris) Huxter, Andre (Jocelyn) and Robert (Andrea). Proud grandfather of Emily, Hannah, Quinn, Alyssa, Owen, Marcus, Zachary and Joshua. Elmer is predeceased by his 5 sisters.

Elmer received his Diploma of Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture in Trinidad and later completed his MSc and PhD in Entomology from McGill University. Elmer enjoyed working closely with the farmers in the apple industry and fellow scientists around the world in Biological Pest Management, during his time at Vineland Research Station -- so much so, that he could often be found in the orchard with his trademark straw hat.


Fernandez ManuelFERNANDEZ, Manuel Camilo – Suddenly, on January 17, 2017. Manuel, originally from Seu D'Urgell, Spain, recently of St. Catharines, Ontario, at age 66.

Dear brother to Juan (Hortensia) and Joaquin (Montserrat).

Uncle to Joe and John (Karen). Great Uncle to Jessica, Meghan, Alex, Hayden and Sofia.


Cordy MichaelCORDY, Michael Joseph – It is with extreme sadness that the family announces his passing with his family by his side on Tuesday January 17, 2017 at the age of 55 years.

Loving husband and forever soulmate to Marlane Porter, dedicated father and best friend to Krystle and Richard Porter.

Dear son of Carlotta (Tots) Cordy. A wonderful brother to Rosemary, Susan, Ellen, Carla and Gordy, In-laws Michael and Mary (Peggy) Porter and his sister-in-law Michelle Porter. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father Gordon Cordy.


Cross LauraCROSS, Laura Belle - (1961 - 2017) - Laura Belle Cross passed away suddenly at her home on January 16, 2017.

Daughter of William George Cross and Patricia Josephine Cross (nee Burdett-Holcroft) of Smithville. Laura was born on March 11, 1961. She is survived by her four siblings and their families: Charles Cross, Elizabeth Duchene, Rebecca Hammond, and Alison Cross-Nicholls. Laura was born in Hamilton at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Laura was a longtime fundraiser for Big Brothers/Big Sisters. She made her home in Toronto where she worked in information technology support.


Yantha BrendaYANTHA, Brenda Joyce Agnes - Peacefully at her home in St. Catharines on Tuesday January 17, 2017. Brenda Joyce Agnes Yantha in her 64th year.

Loving mother of Brian, Kelly and Misty and their families.


Bonomo RaimondoBONOMO, Raimondo – Passed away peacefully at the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Grimsby on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 in his 85th year.

Loving husband of 61 years to Gerlanda (nee Sciascia). Dear father of Joanne (Terry Pithers), Gaspare, Jerry (Brenda), Anna (Evert Baens), Raymond and John.

Also survived by 5 grandsons and 2 great granddaughters as well as his brothers Calogero (Lore) and Onofrio (Carmela) and many nephews and nieces. Predeceased by his siblings Anna, Giovanni, Alfonso, Guiseppe and Guiseppina.


James LiseJAMES, Lise Nicole – Lise died peacefully and prayerfully at the Niagara Health System – St. Catharines Site, on Monday, January 16, 2017, surrounded by those whom she loved and who loved her so much.

Lise (Charpentier) of St. Catharines in her 77th year was predeceased by her mother (Jeannine) and father (Germain Charpentier).

Wife of her beloved late husband Don (2011) and much cherished by her son Marc James (Katherine) and her daughter Michèle (Anthony Bergen). She was exceedingly proud of her seventeen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


Dube LouisDUBÉ, Louis Marie - It is with extreme sadness that the family announces the passing of Louis Marie Dubé on Monday, January 16th, 2017 at the age of 85.

Loving husband of wife Carmelle (Péllerin) on their 60th anniversary year.  Amazing father of Denis, Jacinthe (Tom Leathers), Ginette (Douglas Anger), Annette (Warren Van Natter).  Deeply missed by 9 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 3 future great grandchildren.

Dear brother of the late Romuald (Bibianne), the late Henri (Marguerite) and the late Léonce.

Predeceased by his parents Donat and Alma (Paradis) Dubé and adopted son Dylan.


Theisen DwightTHEISEN, Dwight Allen - (1964 - 2017) - Has gone to be with the Lord. His mother Viola, father John, brother Carl and sister Debbie were there to greet him.

Dwight passed away peacefully on the 16th of January, 2017 with his twin brother Dwayne by his side holding his hand.

He will be fondly and lovingly remembered by his siblings Harvey, Shirley, Leslie, Joannie, Roly, Rick, Donrae, Dean, Laurie and Dwayne.


Billyard JackBILLYARD, John William 'Jack' – It is with broken hearts that the family of Jack Billyard announces his peaceful passing on Monday, January 16, 2017 in his 86th year.

Beloved husband for 62 years of Judy (nee Radics). Cherished father of Debbie Billyard and Bob Billyard (Betsy). Proud grandfather of Jamie Schuman (Mary), Bobbi Elbers, Mathew Billyard, Melanie Billyard and great-grandfather of Braeden, Makenna, Rylee, Connor and Chloe.

Dear brother of Elsie Boyle, Betty Reddoch, Jim Billyard (Doreen) and brother-in-law of Linda Billyard, Elsie Dayboll (Harry) and Shirley Radics. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents William and Elsie Billyard, brothers Richard Billyard, Robert Billyard, Alex Billyard, sister Ethel McIntyre (Tom) and brothers-in-law Scott Boyle and Paul Radics.


Winstanley WinnifredWINSTANLEY, Winnifred 'Winn' (Thoms) – Peacefully, surrounded by her family, at the Westpark Health Centre on Monday, January 16, 2017. Winnifred (Thoms) of St. Catharines in her 101st year.

Wife of the late David Winstanley (1981).

Loving mother of Roy Winstanley (Pat), Betty (the late Arnold Burke), the late David Winstanley (2000) and predeceased by her daughter-in-law Geraldine (1999).

Nan will be lovingly remembered by her twelve grandchildren, many great grandchildren, many great-great grandchildren, and predeceased by her great grandson Jacob Burke.