Puglia Mother AlbaPUGLIA, Mother Alba (Teresina) - The Sisters of the Sacred Heart in Welland announce the passing of Mother Alba (Teresina) Puglia into eternal life on Sunday June 17, 2018 at 5:00 am. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her religious family at Sacred Heart Convent.

Mother Alba was born on April 5, 1923 in Modica, Sicily, Italy. She was the eighth of eleven children and raised in a deeply Catholic family.

She entered the Institute of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Ragusa on the 23rd of April, 1944. She made her First Profession on the 21st of November, 1946 and her Perpetual Profession on the 28th of August, 1952.

Clayson AlfredCLAYSON, Alfred Eric - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at the age 90 years.

Loving husband of Mary (Poole) Clayson for 60 years.

Predeceased by his parents Henry and Elsie, brother George (2000) (Lois), sister Goldie (2003) (Gord Groff).  Survived by children Linda (Barry), Sandra (Denis), David, Paul (Alison), Timothy.

Furry JeanFURRY, Jean Elizabeth (nee McIntyre) - Of Port Colborne, passed away at Millennium Trail Manor in Niagara Falls on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at age of 91.

Jean was predeceased by her husband Howard Furry (1994), her sons David Furry (1972) and Scott Furry (1986). 

Loving mother of Bev Winger of Ridgeway, Gordon Furry of London, England and Heather Furry (George) of Niagara Falls, dear grandmother of Shari Bertulli and Brent Lochhead (Brenda), great grandmother of Hannah and Alexandra Bertulli, Chelsea, Mitchell (Desiree) and Connor Lochhead and great great grandmother of Charlotte.

Montemarano AlessandraMONTEMARANO, Alessandra (nee Di Pietro) - Passed away unexpectedly on Sunday June 17, 2018 at St. Catharines General Hospital at the age of 84.

Predeceased by her beloved husband of 59 years Salvatore (July 25, 2009).

Sadly missed by her children Joe (Jenny); and Lucy Damiano (Angelo) of Woodbridge. Loving Nonna of Adriana (Steve), Dina (Joey), Sandrina (Patrick), and Ashley. Cherished Bisnonna of Adam, Andrew, Abby, Emily, and Jacob.

OBrien KarinO'BRIEN, Karin Katharina (Dziezyk) - On Saturday June 16, 2018 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital at the age of 64.

They say how we meet our end is as important as how we've lived our lives. If this is true, then Karin has earned a special place in the afterlife, for she gave Death a fight he'll never forget. Though bone cancer ultimately claimed her life, her spirit never once surrendered.

Predeceased by her mother Elly Dziezyk and father Boleslaw Dziezyk, Karin's legacy is embodied in her family. She lives on through her sons, Robert Hookey and his wife Jackaline, and Ryan Hookey and his wife Sonya. Grandchildren Sarah, Elly, Xaviera, Victoria and Sophie.

May JackMAY, Dr. Jack Raymond - (August 11, 1930 – June 16, 2018) - The May family regrets to announce the passing of Dr. Jack Raymond May.

Whether you called him Husband, Dad, Papa, Jack or Dr. May, he always had time to spend with you. He was a kind and compassionate man. The only time he raised his voice was to argue his point on political affairs.

He cherished his wife, Donna, the love of his life for 60 years and his last thoughts were to ensure she would be well taken care of. Theirs was a real love story. It started with a wink across the counter of the local bakery shop in McAdam NB, and continued as they raised their children and had many adventures at home and abroad.

He was a fierce champion of his three children; Kathy (Kendall), Susan (Joe) and John (Sylvia) and encouraged them to follow their North Star and challenged them to pursue excellence in whatever they chose.

Horton AnneHORTON, Anne Marie – After a valiant, dignified, courageous fight to remain with us, Anne succumbed to her injuries at the Hamilton General Hospital on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the age of 61.

Beloved wife of Richard Horton.

Cherished mother of Karen Petriello (Rocco), Dave Maitre (Tammy), Danny Maitre (Joanne) and step-mother of Joe Adams, Jeffery Horton (Erika) and Alex Horton.

Varga SteveVARGA, Steve – (1938 - 2018) - It is with heartfelt sadness on the sudden passing of a loving husband and father on Saturday, June 16, 2018.

Beloved husband of Olga and loving father of Richard (Wendy) Varga and Sylvia (Mario) Marotta. Cherished grandfather of Brandon and Ryan Varga, Anthony (Claire) and Matthew Marotta.

Lovingly remembered by his brother Laci (Erszi) Varga and his sister Irene (Andras) Fule. Will be dearly missed by his step-children Susan Fleury, Tara, Karen and family, Caroline and Mike Davis, Anna Gambioli and Stephen Singer.

Walls LisaWALLS, Lisa Dee Ann - Passed away unexpectedly in Hamilton on Friday, June 15, 2018 at the age of 39.

Loving mother of Melissa (Devon) and Camille and cherished “Nannie” of Ryleigh and Scarlett.

Much loved daughter of Rita and Gord (Debbie) and devoted sister of Laura (Dave), Reggie (Tanera), stepsister of Paula (Fred) and Pat (Marlene).

Cusick Eleanor CissieCUSICK, Eleanor Millar "Cissie" - Peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday June 15, 2018 at Niagara Health St. Catharines Site. Eleanor, of St. Catharines, in her 88th year.

Beloved wife of the late Sammie.

Mother of Anne (Don) Perry, Laura (Jim) Finlayson, June (O'Rest) Di Fruscio, Johnston (Debbie) Cusick, Sandra (Gregory) Cusick-Duerden and Susan (Blaine). Special mother to Sandy (the late Larry) Harper and Rheäl (Karen) Ferron.

Spagnoletti BiagioSPAGNOLETTI, Biagio – Peacefully at the E.C.U. Welland Site on Friday, June 15, 2018 with loved ones by his side.  Biagio Spagnoletti of St. Catharines in his 97th year. 

Husband of the late Josephine (Quarantello).

Dear father of Cristina (Frank Sforza) and John Spagnoletti (Cindy).  Loving Nonno to Gina and Mark Sforza.  Brother of Steve (Modestino) (wife Grace) and the late Angelino, Cosmo and Pellegrino.

Mathieu RitaMATHIEU, Rita Lillian - Passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018 at the St. Catharines General Hospital, in her 72nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Wayne (2007).

Loving mother of Donna (Gilles), Steven, Christine (Robert), Blaine (Nathalie). Proud grandmother of Shauna, Stephanie, Samantha, Andrew, Alexander, Adam, Wayne Jr., Parick and great grandchildren Lillyanna, Logan, Jake and Parker.

Shaver DonaldSHAVER, Donald Kent - Went home to be with his Lord on June 15th, 2018 at the age of 72 with his loving family close by him.

Loving husband to Barb (McCollum) for almost 52 years. Wonderful Dad to Don (Jacquie) and James (Lisa). A proud Pappa you could count on to Jacqueline, Daniel, Emily-Anne, Caleb, Adam and Ali. Doting Great Grand-Pop to Eva.

Predeceased by his sister Linda. Brother to Jon (Nova Scotia). Brother-in-law to Gerry and Shirley Harnden (Bobcaygeon).

Horne ButchHORNE, Lloyd W. 'Butch' – Passed away at the Welland Hospital on Friday, June 15, 2018 in his 80th year.

Survived by his wife Margaret Wahl-Horne “Maggie”, sister Gloria Gaboury, daughters Debbie (Larry) and Kelly, son Kent, 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Bulek JoanneBULEK, Joanne Kimberley (nee Turner) - Peacefully and with her loving family by her side, Joanne passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday, June 15th, 2018 in her 59th year.

Beloved Mother to Virginia, Grandmother to Emma, Landon and Ashton. Daughter to Pat and William (deceased) Turner. Sister to Bill, Patti, Lori and Vicki. Step Mom to Cathy, Denise and Jodi.

Also remembered by former husband Jim and many nieces and nephews.

Williams DorisWILLIAMS, Doris - Peacefully on Friday June 15, 2018 at the age of 95.

Loving wife of the late Archie Williams (2007). Dear mother of Rev. Gordon Williams and his wife Laura of Port Elgin.  Predeceased by son Robert (1976).

Loving grandmother of Jennifer and her husband Bobby Cook of Tupelo, MS, Jocelyn and her husband Everett Dunbar of Mississauga, Geoffrey Williams and his wife Alison of Elora, ON.

RICHARDSON, Irene Laura (McIntosh) - In her 88th year, passed away peacefully at Gilmore Lodge on Thursday, June 14th, 2018.

Irene was predeceased by her husband Claire (2010).

Survived by her daughters, Janet Richardson and Alison (Stephen) Yuille, granddaughters Laura and Emma, and many nieces and nephews.

Driscoll GregDRISCOLL Greg – After a brief illness, Greg passed away at the Welland Hospital on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the age of 78. 

He was predeceased by his beloved wife Rita and by his stepson Ken Davies.

He is survived by his son Paul, his stepdaughters Laura Dmytrow (Randy) and Elizabeth Davies (Greg Wuisman).

Gaspich MatoGASPICH, Mato – Passed away peacefully at the Rapelje Lodge on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 7 pm, in his 94th year.  Mato spent his final days surrounded by the love of his family. 

A proud man, he was very fond and proud of his family whom he cherished and loved, especially his 3 great grandsons, Austin, Brody and Evan.

Mato was predeceased by his parents Josip and Mila Gaspich, his beloved wife Mary of 65 years (December 2010).

McLean RobertMCLEAN, Robert William 'Bob' - B.A.Sc. - After a long struggle, Bob passed away on June 14, 2018, in his 81st year.

Best friend of his wife Carolynn, and loving and loved father of Susan and Lawrence (Ruth). Doting Grandpa of Marley, Kaya and Chase.

Bob was employed at Acres for over 42 years and loved his work.

Semkiw GeorgeSEMKIW, George - Passed away peacefully at the St. Catharines General hospital on Thursday June 14, 2018 at the age of 74. 

Beloved husband of Sandra for 52 years.

Cherished father of Jamie Semkiw and Daisy (Duane) Semkiw-Blackburn.  Loving grandpa of Anthony, Clay and Caprice Semkiw-Blackburn. 

Bailey LorraineBAILEY, Lorraine Elizabeth – Passed away quietly at home on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the age of 83.

Predeceased by her husband Ron Bailey (2012) and her brother Albert “Sonny”Beaver.

Dear mother of Carl Kuhar and Cathy Currie (Greg). Grandmother of Annette, Jennifer, Sylvia and Sarah. Great Grandmother of Jayden and Delilah.

MAKSIMOFF, Alex - Passed away at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at the age of 82. 

He will be sadly missed by his beloved wife of 60 years, Luba (Louise) and daughter Kathy. Predeceased by his son Paul.

Survived by his sisters Mary Patchev (late Steve) of Grimsby and Luba Jaremenko (late Bill) of Kitchener and many nieces and nephews. 

FOSTER, Irene (Nash) - Passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 14, 2018 in her 85th year, at McNally House Hospice with family at her bedside.

Predeceased by her husband Alan (2015). Loved mother and mother-in-law of Colin, Graeme (Barbara) and Judith deJong (Chuck).

Cherished grandmother of Aaron (Katie), Adam, Pauline Edwards (Tim), Leanne Hughes (Peter) and Scott deJong (Christy). Beloved Great-grandmother of Noah, Eli, Gemma, Maddie, Oliver and soon to arrive baby Hughes.

Ruegg MargRUEGG, Margaretta Maxine (nee Marr) - Passed away on Thursday June 14, 2018 in her 88th year, after a short but courageous battle with cancer, with her family by her side.

Beloved Wife of the late Howard Alfred Ruegg (2007).

Loving Mother of Linda (Glenn) Froats, Colleen Farrell, Lewy (Barbara) Ruegg, Shawn Ruegg and John Randy (Sandra) Ruegg.

Vendittelli VitoVENDITTELLI, Vito - Passed away at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Wednesday June 13, 2018 at the age of 81.

Beloved husband to Jean (nee Kewell) for 57 years. Devoted dad to Steven, Mark (Francesca Spione) and Robert (Heather). Cherished Papa to Jessie, Olivia, Emma; Rikki, Joshua and their mother Tracey Naylor-Vendittelli.

Beloved brother to Mario (Jeannine), Carmel Costantini and many loving family members and close friends.

Predeceased by his parents Concetta and Nicola, and brother Battista.