McINTEE, Glenn - Glenn was an avid golfer, a loyal employee of General Motors for 44 years, but above all a family man. He enjoyed planning the annual GM golf tournament and wintering in the Dominican Republic.
Glenn passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Niagara Health System - St. Catharines Site, on Sunday, October 8th, 2017 at the age of 60, one day shy of his 61st birthday.
Born on October 9th, 1956 to the late Richard and Katherine McIntee of Niagara Falls. Dear father of Kate Hardwick (Steve) and Kerry (Amy), grandfather of Cole and Kennedy.
SERALLEGRI, Quisca - Passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Northland Pointe at the age of 94.
Beloved wife of the late Mario. Loving mother of Frank (Nora), Paula (Bob) Vasko and Julius.
Caring Nonna of Jodi (Jamie) Delle Monache, Marcella (Jon) Sanderson, Rob (Lindsey) Vasko, Matthew Serallegri, Blair Vasko and Ava Chambers, and much loved Bis-Nonna of Drake, Allegra, Zachary and Ellie.
Dear sister of the late Augusto Guerra, Pepino Guerra, Gianna Principi and their families. She will be missed by her many nieces, nephews and friends.
WIERZCHOLSKI, Wieslaw 'Wes' Lech - We announce with profound sadness the sudden passing of Wes at his home on October 8, 2017 at the age of 67 years.
Loving husband to Mary (nee Kedzierski) of 42 years. Devoted dad to Adrienne and Greg (Sarah). Cherished Dziadzi to Gabriel, Benjamin and Naomi.
Will be sadly missed by his sister Joanna of Switzerland. Beloved son-in-law to Catherine and brother-in-law to Basia. Wes will be fondly remembered by his nieces Joanne (Pablo), Kathy (Nick), Sylvia (Chris), nephew Derek (Justiss) and many loving family members and close friends. He will also be dearly missed by his dog Kuba.
Predeceased by his parents Jan (Wanda), father-in-law Michal, and brother-in-law Joe.
BARANEK, Mary Anne (Olech) - (September 19, 1925 - October 8, 2017) - Surrounded by family love and faith, passed peacefully Sunday, October 8, 2017 in her 93rd year.
Wife of the late John Baranek (2007). Adored mother of Lorraine, Richard, John, Caroline, Christopher, Francine, Stanley and the late Daniel (1998) and Baby (1956). Adored Babcia of Adrian, Katrina, Jonah, Daniel and Megan. Great Babcia of Autumn.
Sister in-law to Helen Olech, Josephine Baranek, Jennie Janik, Eliza (Joseph) Klimeczko and aunt to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by Edward Olech, Joseph Baranek, Chester Janik, Raymond, Emily Nowaczyk and John Krawtchuk.
MURPHY, Dennis Joseph 'Murph' - Passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 8, 2017 in his 87th year, at Grandview Lodge.
Dennis Murphy, beloved husband of 61 years to Margaret. Loved father of Lisa Richardson (Kim), Laura Murphy (Jeff Cooper), and Scott Murphy (Breanne).
Cherished grandfather of Matt (Julie), Jamie (Dusty), Brooklynn and Jacob. Proud great grandpa to Easton and Paisley. Lovingly remembered by his sister Mae of Chilliwack, BC, sisters-in-law Carm Murphy, Frances Murphy and their families. Predeceased John, Agnes and Pat.
ELFERINK, Jantje (Jean) – Passed away on Sunday, October 8th, 2017 at Shalom Manor in her 100th year.
Loved mother of Ben (Nel) Elferink and Heather (Gary) Roest.
Grandmother of Geoffrey (Rhonda) Alferink, Brenda (Adrian) Ingoglia, Carol Springstead and Laurie (Sam) Buma. Great grandmother of Morgan, Breanna, Hannah, Ava, Matthew, Brooklyn and London. Also survived by brother Evert in the Netherlands.
Predeceased by her husband Ben in 2008.
D'ADDARIO, Michele 'Mike' 'Big Mike' - Passed away late in the evening on October 8, 2017 at the age of 84.
He is survived by his wife, Josephine, to whom he was married for over 59 years. They had two daughters, Diane Stanclik (Richard) and the late Connie Cybula (Tom).
Mike was blessed with nine grandchildren: Christopher (Chrissa), Tara, Steven, Connie, James, and Michelle; and Krysta Cournoyea (Mike), Kevin, and Alexandra. He also had three great-grandsons: Nicholas, Jameson, and Benjamin, and many nieces and nephews.
Mike had a long, successful career at the Abitibi Paper Mill in Thorold, Ontario where he worked for 40 years.
DESORMEAUX, Gerald 'Gerry' - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Sunday October 8, 2017 at the age of 87.
Beloved husband of the late Jacqueline 'Jackie' Desormeaux (2010). Dearly loved father of Carol (John), Guy (Debbie) and Paulette. Cherished Pepere of Krista, Jennifer (Sheldon), Nathan (Kayla), Ashleigh, Daniel, Andrew and Bradley and Grand-Pepere of Mya, Abigail, Rhea, Memphis and Jaxson.
Gerry will be lovingly remembered by Joan, with whom he spent many happy years together.
STEWART, Linda Gaye – Heaven has gained a beautiful soul. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Linda on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the age of 74 after a hard-fought, two-year battle with lung cancer.
She leaves behind her husband of 39 years Bill Stewart and her two daughters Shelley Stewart and Kim Epp (Art). Her pride and joy were her two beautiful grandchildren Brayden and Paige who she loved more than anything in the world.
Her grandpuppies Reese and Maddie Blue will miss her special attention. Linda also leaves to mourn her dear brother Steven J. Douglas (Denise).
BEAULIEU, Anna Corine - At the Valley Park Lodge Niagara Falls, Ontario on Sunday October 8, 2017. Anna Beaulieu, in her 97th year.
Dear wife of the late Zephir Landry (1998), the late Leo Beauvais and the late Yvon Dumont (2002).
Beloved mother of Yolande (Roger) Hamel, Angele Boucher (Noel 2015), Maurice (1952), Denise (Jerry) Chabot, Patrick Landry, Diana (David 1970) Zelazny, Sylvia Boisvert (2006) (Orville), Philip Landry (Phylis), Lisa Jodouin, and Paul Dumont (Janet).
MINOR, Martin 'Marty' - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear son and brother at St. Catharines General Hospital on Saturday October 7, 2017 at the age of 53.
Dearly loved son of Leslie (Jim) Cannon and the late Carl (Mary) Minor. Loving brother of Curt and Amy (Trevor) McDermott. Cherished uncle of Isabella and Dylan.
He will be sadly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
DUBANOW, Maria (nee Baczynski) - Passed away peacefully with family by her side at the St. Catharines General Hospital on October 7, 2017 at 92 years of age.
Predeceased by loving husband Paul (2007). Loving mother of Michael (Lydia) of Timmins, Peter (Chiara) of Hamilton, Anthony (Debbie) of Timmins and Anna (Ed Caldwell) of Niagara Falls.
Special and cherished grandmother to Stephanie (Gary Barber), Paul Dubanow, Darren (Natasha), Chad (Melissa), Amanda (Jason Henry), Dawn (Jason) Bouvier, Shannon (Colin) Philip, Marylou (Grant) Wall and Jason Caldwell. Loving great grandmother to her many great grandchildren.
COLE, Donna F. - Unexpectedly on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at the Welland County General Hospital in her 76th year.
Beloved wife of the late John Gifford Cole (2012). Loving mother of Laurie (Henry) Fast and David T. Cole (Tara) Ariano).
Very dear grandma of Matthew (Thu), Eryn, Mallory, Andrej and Kyle. Daughter of the late Charles and Ellen (Hughes) Thompson and predeceased by her brother Frederick Thompson (2003).
Donna was born and raised in Thorold. She pursued a career as a Registered Nurse and worked for many dedicated years at the St. Catharines General Hospital and late at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Hospital.
FOREMAN, William Henry 'Lefty' - Passed away peacefully at home at the age of 85 surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, October 7, 2017.
Beloved husband and best friend for 65 years to Shirley. Loving father of Deborah Thorne (Herb), Claude (Sylvia), Ricky (Elizabeth), Brenda (Rick), and Jay (Susan). Cherished grandfather to 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his mother Margaret Lynch, sister Mary Louis Comeau, brothers Jackie Lanaza, Donnie Lynch and Gary Lynch.
Bill joined the American Armed Forces at age 17. He received the Bronze Star for Bravery in 1951 at the age of 19 which stated “with complete disregard of his own safety, he fulfilled his duties.”
LOUNSBURY, Marie Arminta – Marie Lounsbury of Vineland passed away at McNally House on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the age of 88 years.
Beloved wife of Ray Lounsbury and dear mother of Mark (Cheryl) and Shari. Grandmother of Jack, Thomas, Billie-Marie and Freddy. Sister of Jackie (Don Smith).
Marie along with her husband were the owners of the Hobby Shop on St. Paul Street for more than 50 years. Marie was a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and in her earlier years enjoyed her passion for painting.
DYCK, Rudolph Henry 'Rudy' - (1928 – 2017) - Rudy passed away peacefully at Hospice Niagara on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the age of 89 years.
Beloved husband of Joyce and dear father of Karen Walsh (Gary) Randy, Kim (Barb), Sheri McDougall (Jason), Rudy (Susan). Grandfather of Matthew (Sarah), Chris, Eric, Kailyn and Connor. Great grandfather of Katie and Zac.
Rudy is survived by brothers Frank, John and Ernie and was predeceased by 8 siblings. He will be greatly missed by his many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Born in Great Deer, Saskatchewan, Rudy was the proud owner of Skyway Lumber on Glendale Ave., St. Catharines.
THOMAS, Patricia (nee Richards) - Passed away October 7, 2017 in her 97th year.
Precious wife of the late Richard, and cherished mother of Mary Win (deceased) and Jane/Siân. Predeceased by her much loved parents, brothers and sisters.
Pat was a natural teacher, both of her own children and hundreds of first-graders at DeWitt Carter and Elm Street schools. Difficulties and problems were, to her, something you weathered and ‘got on with’. Good times were to be savoured.
MacFADYEN, Allan James - Of St. Catharines, died at the Welland Hospital on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the age of 54.
Allan is survived by his mother Jean, also of St. Catharines.
LICHTENBERGER, Ruth E. - Ruth passed away at the Crescent Park Lodge on Saturday October 7th, 2017 just 11 days before her 100th birthday.
She was the daughter of Clara and Fredrick and was predeceased by her siblings Rufeen, Paul and Nelson.
Survived by her sister-in-law Evelyn, nieces, nephews and extended family.
McCARTHY, Melvina Josephine (nee Fournier) - Passed away peacefully with her loving husband of 71 years Raymond by her side at Valley Park Lodge on Friday October 6, 2017 at the age of 93.
Incredible mother of Ron (Lana), Len, Janice (Jack), Barry (Gail), Philip (Mary), Kevin (Jane), Glen (Isabel), Ray Jr. (Patti) and Sheldon (Claudia). Caring grandmother of 17 and great-grandmother of 10.
Melvina was born and raised in Schreiber, ON to the late Henry and Bertha Fournier and had 3 sisters and 2 brothers. After marrying Raymond in 1946 they raised their family in Thunder Bay, ON and when Raymond retired in 1985 they moved to Niagara Falls to be closer to their sons and grandchildren.
TAMMINGA, Margaret Grace - On Friday, October 6, 2017 the Lord took to Himself Margaret Tamminga in her 62nd year.
She will be lovingly remembered by her parents, John and Corrie and her siblings, Jack and Nelly, Peter and Mary, Anthony and Grace, Dave and Dinie, Carolyn and Tim and by many nieces and nephews.
The Bethesda staff, her friends and roommates will lovingly remember her as well, as they were as much part of her family.
GLENN, Elsie Elizabeth – Elsie passed away peacefully on Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Welland Hospital.
She will be forever missed by her cherished family; Laura, Vic, Samantha and Shane Vatrt.
Predeceased by her parents William and Elsie May Glenn, brothers Lloyd, Lewis, Harry, Frederick, Kenneth and her sisters Lillian and Janet (Enrico).
Elsie worked as a Bookkeeper for various companies in Kapuskasing and St. Catharines, later retiring from Vatrt Construction in Welland.
HOGAN, Janet Christine (nee Peyton) - It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Janet, a devoted and wonderful wife and cherished and much loved daughter.
Janet (nee Peyton) passed away peacefully on October 6, 2017 at Welland General Hospital after a lengthy illness, with her husband John and parents, Larry and Eleanor at her side.
Janet was born in Port Colborne on August 22, 1959 and spent her early years there developing close and lasting friendships. Later, the family moved to Sudbury where Janet spent her teenage years.
After a brief stint at Waterloo University, Janet struck out on her own working as a teller, initially at Canada Trust and then TD Bank. Her banking career progressed over the years, with Janet assuming increasingly responsible positons. At the time of her retirement, she had worked in four of the Big Five Banks as a Human Resources Compensation Specialist.
CLARIDGE, Elvira Mae - It is with deepest sadness that we announce Mom’s passing on October 6, 2017 in her 92nd year at the G.N.G. Hospital, Niagara Falls ON (born January 28, 1926).
She is survived by her daughter, caregiver for ten plus years and best friend, Judy (Wayne) Hagadorn of Fonthill; daughter Wendy (Frank) Maynard of St. Catharines; sons Garnet (Terry) Claridge of Stevensville and Brent (Pat) Claridge of Brantford; daughter-in-law Louise Claridge (late son Bruce 2012) of Toronto.
Predeceased by her father Herbert DeRusha, mother Hilda Scott, all her seven siblings and their spouses and her former husband Lloyd Claridge.
VanSTRATEN, Wilhelmina - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Wilhelmina on Friday, October 6, 2017 at the age of 89 with her family by her side.
She is finally reunited with her first husband Gerardus Van Velzen (1976) of 25 years and her second husband William (2006) of 20 years.
Loving mother of Reginald (Cathy) Van Velzen, Catharina Tocchio, Johanna Van Velzen (Dave), Ronald (Kelly) Van Velzen, Trish (Jim) Morrison and Angie (Brian) Wright. Beloved Oma of 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her dearest brother Gerry (Ali) Tesselaar of St. Catharines and siblings in Holland: Reit, Bets, Tinie (Niek), Nel (Piet), Arie (Ria) and Vera (Wil). She is predeceased by her 4 brothers John (Gre), Cor (Ria), Wim (Lien) and Piet (Ans).
DONOVAN, Sean Robert - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sean on October 6, 2017 at the age of 37.
Beloved son of Samantha Donovan and Ken Holloway. Dear brother of Kevin, Rebekah, the late Sarah (2005), Spencer, Taylor and Mitchell. He will be greatly missed by his companion Anna.
Fondly remembered by nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.