Menna GabrieleMENNA, Gabriele Francesco - Passed away peacefully at Welland ECU on Monday January 15, 2018 at the age of 81.

Beloved husband of Francesca. Dearly loved father of Josephine, Lino (Laura), Danny, Dominic, John and Freda.

Cherished grandfather of Adam, Sarah, Courtnee, Felicia, Jeremy, David, Amy and Kimberley. Dear great-grandfather of Grace, Spencer, Mason and Amelia.


Nicol BettyNICOL, Betty Doreen - It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother on January 15, 2018, in her 94th year.

Predeceased by her husband Colin and cherished great-grandson Nathan.

Betty leaves behind her sons Michael (Carol), Raymond (Nancy) and daughters Wendy Dumas (Robert) and Diane Urquhart (Don).


Crestani DinaCRESTANI, Dina  - Passed away suddenly on Monday, January 15, 2018, in her 64th year.

Beloved wife of Dale.

Loved mother of Sara Muttart-Gosse (Mark) and Jake Muttart and step-mother of Carol Sedano (Ben) and their children and Christopher Muttart (Elana).


Bottacin TonyBOTTACIN, Antonio Aurelio 'Tony' - Passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family on Sunday January 14, 2018 at the age of 81.

Beloved husband of 56 years to Adriana (Busolin) Bottacin. Dearly loved father of Linda (Nick) Bruch, Annalisa Bottacin, Maria Rosa (Chuck) Rickman and the late Paola Bottacin (1997).

Cherished Nonno of Katrina, Evan and Rachel Bruch, John Anthony and Erik Reimers, Brad (Nikki), Brent (Keilah), and Blake (Erin) Rickman and Bisnonno of Jacob Rickman.


De Jonge MariaDe JONGE, Maria - Passed peacefully on Sunday, January 14, 2018 in her 80th year.

Loving mom of Chuck (Ellen), Larry (Mary) and Lisa (David). Beloved Nanny to 6 grandchildren.

Survived by her sisters Kristyn and Corrie. Predeceased by her brother John.


Biancaniello AntonioBIANCANIELLO, Antonio - Passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the St. Catharines Hospital at the age of 80.

Antonio is now reunited with his beloved wife Angela of 59 years.

Cherished father of Raffaela, the late Teresa, and Maria (Antonio) Oresta. Loving Nonno of Gavino, Massimo, and Rosalia. Antonio is predeceased by his parents Raffaele and Francesca.


Tocco RosarioTOCCO, Rosario 'Nonno' - (1924 - 2018) - Passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family on January 13, 2018, in his 94th year.

Rosario is predeceased by his wife Enza, brother Faro, sister Maria and youngest brother Angelo. Father to Faro (Mercedes) and Paula (Tony). Proud Nonno to Rebecca and Rosario Sebastian.

Nonno will be further missed by Norma and Vahid, their daughter Sara and his extended families in both Canada and Mexico.

Rosario was recognized equally as Nonno to both his family and friends.


Belvedere CarmineBELVEDERE, CarmineWith profound sadness the family of Carmine Belvedere share news of his journey’s end. Surrounded by family from three generations, he passed peacefully on January 13th, 2018 at Royal Rose Place, in Welland ON.

With great joy we celebrate his life & reunion with his beloved wife of 65 yrs., Clementina Luciani (2010).

Survived by 5 children, Marie Vanderlaan (Jack); Lucy; Lina VanEsch (Mike); Ralph (Laverne 2013) & John. He was a proud & loving grandfather of 12 grandchildren & 16 great grandchildren.


OHara RuthO'HARA, Ruth Ethelyn Jessie - On January 12, 2018 Ruth was welcomed home by her Lord and Saviour, and reunited only one day after the passing of her late husband of 70 years Stanley (January 11, 2018).

Our hearts are broken, but we are at peace because they are no longer in pain.

Dearly loved by her family: sons Brian (Janet), Roger (Debbie), and Kevin (Cheryl); grandchildren, the late Don “Tiny”, Stanley (Mallory), Chad (Rhonda), Ryan, Michael (Crystal), Jason, Aaron (Jeanette), Thomas (Amanda), Shane (Olivia), Kendel (Ben), 23 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandson.


Robinson TomROBINSON, Thomas Wilfred 'Tom' - Tom passed away at the Douglas Memorial Hospital on Friday, January 12th, 2018 surrounded by the love of his family at the age of 52.

Loving husband of Debi. Proud Dad of Cody (Rachel) and Chelsea (Drew) Scott. Sadly missed by his father Wilfred and step mother June. He leaves his siblings Peggy (Tom) DeForge, Gary, Boe (Char) and Jason with many great memories.

He will be remembered by the Baker Family, his other extended family and many wonderful friends. Predeceased by his mother Norma and brother Ken.


Maxemuck GeorgeMAXEMUCK, George Martin - It is with heaviest hearts that we must sadly announce the passing on Friday, January 12, 2018, of our beloved father, George Martin Maxemuck, at the Welland General Hospital in his 87th year.

Predeceased by his first wife Jean, sisters Margaret and Theresa, brother Steve and step-son Roland.

Loving father of Christopher (Laurie), Scott and Jeff and cherished grandpa of Christopher, Jason (Krista), Lindsey (Blake) Dudgeon and Eric (Stephanie).


Lambert SharonLAMBERT, Sharon Jane (MacLeod) - Peacefully with Jon at her side at Hospice Niagara on Friday, January 12, 2018 at the age of 70 years.

Beloved wife of Jon for 49 years. Loving and devoted mother of Heather Walker (Craig) and Jonathan Lambert (Nancy). She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Keira Walker and Logan Lambert.

Dear sister of Keith (Debbie), Kenny, Ruth Ann and Liam (Nicole), Sharon was predeceased by her parents George Murray and Alberta MacLeod and her brother Michael.


Ruiter TheresaRUITER, Theresa (nee Van Ophem) - Born April 26, 1927 in Holland. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother on Friday January 12, 2018.

Wife of the late Frank Ruiter (1991). Loving Mother to John Ruiter and Marianne (Larry) Pascoe.

Grandmother to Allan Ruiter, Wendie (Jamie) Morretti, Larry Pascoe JR and Jenn (Freddie) Sayers. Great Grandmother to Marco, Luca, Annamieka, Saoirse, Angelle and Zakk.


Jason EvaJASON, Eva (Schlarb) - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Eva (Schlarb) Jason in her 87th year. She peacefully and contently was welcomed into the loving arms of her saviour Jesus, knowing she was surrounded by her family, early Friday, January 12th, 2018.

She leaves behind, her devoted husband, Robert A. Jason, her loving sons Fred (Heidi) and Chris (Sherri) and her seven grandchildren: Rachel, Erik, Ben, Rebecca, Caleb, Jared and Gracie, who loved their Oma deeply.

She was born in Rajevo Selo in the former Yugoslavia in 1930 and then moved with her family to Schlarbhofen (Rosenheim) in Germany. After immigrating to Canada, Eva met the love of her life, Robert, in Ottawa while working as a translator. They started their family and moved to St. Catharines. Then they built a house in Fonthill where Robert tended the gardens and they welcomed visits from their children and grandchildren.


Porter KennethPORTER, Kenneth - (February 4, 1943January 12, 2018) - Passed away peacefully at his residence while surrounded by his family at the age of 74 years.

Born in Welland Ken has lived in this area all of his life.  He retired from Walters Fabrication where he worked as a First Class fitter/welder.

Survived by his beloved wife of 52 years Nancy (nee Beck), children Kenny Jr Porter, Katharine Brogan (Vince), grandchildren Elizabeth, Avery and Darren.


Russell BarbaraRUSSELL, Barbara Elizabeth (nee Rubocki) - Passed away peacefully while surrounded by her loving family on Friday January 12, 2018 at Portal Village Retirement Home where she has resided for the past 8 months (formerly of Lakeshore Rd, East).

She is survived by her brother Andrew and brother-in-law Fred Ealaschuk, several nieces and nephews along with their children.

Barbara was predeceased by her loving husband Joseph Robert Russell (1988), her parents John (1987) and Mary (nee Nagy) Rubocki (1983), brother John (1971), sister Mary (2013) and sisters-in-law Helen (2017) and Carol (2012).


Eitzen IreneEITZEN, Irene - (1954 – 2018) – Suddenly on January 12, 2018 at her home in Burlington, Irene Eitzen, aged 63 years.

Will be lovingly missed by her longtime partner Bill MacDonald, her son Norvin (Amy), her brother John (Hedy) Wiebe, her mother Sara Wiebe.

Predeceased by her father Jacob Wiebe (2014).  Proud and loving Oma of Edwin and Wyatt.  Loving aunt to Stephanie (David) and Christopher (Conria).


Baetz PearlBAETZ, Pearl Mary - At her home in Beamsville on Friday, January 12, 2018. Pearl Baetz aged 79 years.

Beloved wife of John and dear mother of Lewis (Crystal), Maryann (Randy) Brooks, John Jr. (Linda) and Donald.

Also survived by 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.


Betts JennyBETTS, Jenny - Passed away peacefully, with her loving family at her side, on Friday January 12, 2018 at the age of 92.

Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Betts (1985).  Loving mother of Jennifer (Phil) Priddle.  Cherished grandmother of Philip (Amy) Priddle, Jeff (Renata) Priddle and Jessica Priddle (Brett Booth) and great-grandmother of Hannah Priddle and Emillea Boudreau.

She will be sadly missed by her 2 sisters in Holland and many nieces and nephews.


Bressanutti CostanzaBRESSANUTTI, Costanza - Peacefully passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Douglas Memorial Hospital at the age of 93.

Predeceased by her husband Ugo.

Much loved mother of Rita (the late Caesar Esposito) Bressanutti and Roberta (Dean) Ostryhon, and cherished Nonni of Nadia Esposito (Michael Jonker), Michael Esposito (Terri Turetski), Peter Esposito (Kyly Chmiel), Lauren Sibbald (Chris), Beverly Ostryhon (Kieran Owens) and Megan Ostryhon (Will Buiter).


OHara StanleyO'HARA, Stanley Aiden - Passed away at home surrounded by the love of his family on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the age of 92.

Loving husband of Ruth (Fair) for 70 years. Dear father of Brian (Janet), Roger (Debbie), and Kevin (Cheryl).

Devoted grandfather of the late Don “Tiny”, Stanley (Mallory), Chad (Rhonda), Ryan, Michael (Crystal), Jason, Aaron (Jeanette), Thomas (Amanda), Shane (Olivia), Kendel (Ben), 23 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandson.


Halliday AnnieHALLIDAY, Annie May - Of Ridgeway and formerly of Port Colborne, passed away at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Thursday, January 11, 2018 in her 95th year.

Beloved wife of the late William Halliday (1984), loving mother of Ida (Paul) Horvath and Elizabeth (Kevin) Shewan, dear grandmother of Paul (Christine) Horvath Jr., Tara (Simon) Grant, Kascindra Shewan and Cameron Shewan, great grandmother of Reese Horvath, Charlotte Grant and Tricia Grant, sister of Alice MacKenzie, sister-in-law Marjorie Thompson. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her daughter Carrie Florence Halliday and her son Gerald Halliday, her siblings Leonard Thompson, Art Thompson, Ross Thompson, Robert Thompson, Catherine Stewart and Warren Thompson.


Bering PaulineBERING, Pauline (Danhauser) - It is with the deepest sorrow we share the news of the loss on January 11, 2018 of our dearest, Pauline (Donhauser) Bering, born February, 2, 1932, in Reward, Saskatchewan.

Passed away with her loving family by her side at the St. Catharines General Hospital at the age of 85.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Anthony (1994). Loving mother of Tim (Karen), Beverly (Jim), Sneath, Alvin (Connie), Dennis (Brenda), Patrick (Natalie) and Wendy.

Cherished grandmother of Chris, Bonnie, Angela, Steven, Jennifer, Mike, Ryan, Carl, Ariel and Josiah. She was also a great grandmother of seven.


Glass RuthGLASS, Ruth Martha (Bregulla) – Passed away at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the age of 94.

Predeceased by her husband Rudi (1980). Lovingly remembered by her daughter and son-in-law Annette and Doug Thomson.

Cherished Oma of Steven (Aria) of Winnipeg and Lindsay of London.


Balongoy DamasoBALONGOY, Damaso Paras - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Thursday January 11, 2018 at the age of 76.

Beloved husband of the late Linda Balongoy (1994).  Loving father of Victoria (Evan) Alquizola, Margie (the late Francisco) Saban, Lucia (Romulo) Sacil and Flora (Romel) Mateo.

Cherished grandfather of Kevin, Loramhel, Jezza, Kyle, RJ, Allen, Blythe, Joshua, Steffany, Mica and Bruce.  Dear brother of Precentacion (Roberto) Pinohon.  Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews.


Chirico DomenicoCHIRICO, Domenico Francesco – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Domenico Chirico of St. Catharines, with his family by his side, on Thursday, January 11, 2018, in his 78th year.

Domenico was predeceased by his parents Giovanni and Caterina Chirico and his brother Giuseppe.

He will be dearly missed by his sister and brother-in-law Annina & Franco Cotroneo, brother and sister-in-law Angelo and Luisa Chirico and sister-in-law Halina Chirico.