Carsh MaryCARSH, Mary Georgette - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on October 6th, 2017 in her 95th year at the Welland County General Hospital.

Mary was predeceased by her loving husband Ernest “Paul” Carsh, parents Samuel Thomas and Georgette (Gauthier), brothers Jimmy Thomas (Theresa) and Samuel Thomas, and sister Annette Adams (Rexford), and nephew Rexford “Walter” Adams II.

Born on April 2, 1923 in Ottawa, Ontario, Mary spent most of her life living in the Montreal area. She worked as an executive secretary for Nortel before retiring and moving to Ontario with her husband.


Simioni DickSIMIONI, Desidario Giuseppe 'Dick' – Passed away suddenly at home in his 66th year on Thursday, October 5, 2017.

Dearly loved father of Patricia and her fiancé Keenan Stilges.

Predeceased by his wife Cheryl (2015), his parents Giuseppe and Giovannina Simioni, brother Alessandro Innocenti, sisters-in-law Patricia Nicol and Carole Lynch and, his in-laws Jack and Veronica Lynch.

Survived by brothers John and Al (Kathy), sisters Mary (Bob) Lehan, Sevarina (Dave) Troup and Yola (Michael) Bonomi, sister-in-law Cindy Innocenti and brothers-in-law John and Bernie Lynch.


Burr DougBURR, Douglas Paul - It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of Doug on Thursday, October 5th, 2017 at the age of 72.

His love and passion for life began when he met Susan; his wife of 48 years. They enriched their lives with the blessing of Julianne (Tim) Sviergula and Stephanie (Bill) McWilliams. His unconditional love flourished with the birth of his grandchildren Madeleine, Jason, Aaron, Lauren, Ryan, and Ashley.

Doug was a very proud owner of Tim Hortons Fonthill. He was an avid golfer, supporter of Pelham Minor Hockey and instrumental in the development of the new Community Centre.


STEVENSON, Julia Ann (nee Baraniuk) - On October 5, 2017 at Albright Manor, Beamsville, Julia Stevenson, aged 87 years.

Predeceased by loving husband Bertrum. Survived by her children: Michael and Melanie Stevenson and family; Carol Stevenson and Wayne Caico and family; Neil Stevenson and Katherine Bachelor and family; Judy (Stevenson) and Ron McLaughlin and family; Gary and Theresa Stevenson and family.

Also survived by sisters Carol, Irene and Pearl.


Loomans LeoLOOMANS, Leonardus 'Leo' - At Albright Manor, Beamsville on Thursday, October 5, 2017 aged 90 years.

Husband of the late Terry (August 4, 2017).  Father of Debbie (Les) Loewen, Sandra (Bob) Perry, Wendy (Patrick) Olivier and the late Dennis.

Grandfather of Dustin, Amber (Anthony), Graham and Christopher. Also survived by siblings in Holland.


McCLINTON, Dorothy Mae - Passed away peacefully after a long and happy life on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Haldimand War Memorial Hospital, Dunnville in her 87th year.

Predeceased by her parents Leo and Marie McClinton. Survived and sadly missed by many extended family and friends.

Dorothy was a familiar face at the Dunnville Canada Post office where she worked for the majority of her life. She tirelessly volunteered at many non-profit organizations in Dunnville.


Butcher LeslieBUTCHER, Leslie - Peacefully at Albright Manor on October 5th, 2017, at the age of 95.

Loving and greatly cherished father of Laura Lesley Marchio (Pat) and George Bradford Butcher.

Much loved Grandad of Julie Shannon-Scott (Gordie), Lisa Marie Moore (Scott) and Kathleen Elizabeth Currie (Justin).  Very proud Great Grandad to Cole, Carson, Laurilee, Everleigh, Jack, Nicholas, Aidan and Ava.

Also survived by his sister Doreen, and many nieces and nephews in both Canada and England. Predeceased by "the Missus" his great love and wife Mary Patricia in 2008. Also predeceased by his mother Violet, father Joseph, stepfather John, sister Laura, and brothers, Joe and George.


GALE, Patricia (Parks) - (June 25, 1918 - October 5, 2017) - Pat passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Thursday October 5, 2017 at the age of 99 years.

Beloved wife of her late husband Tommy.

Dearly loved mother of Chris, Toronto and Don (Bonnie), Niagara Falls.  Cherished Gran of Scott (Sarah), Donnie (Jennifer), Lyndsay (Joshua) and Jennifer (Peter Anthony).  Dear Great Gran of Allyson, Amelia, Mitchell, Maddy, Sofia, Isabella and Mateo.


Thomas HaroldTHOMAS, Harold Peter - Passed away at St. Catharines General Hospital on October 5, 2017 after a brief illness at the age of 62.

Harold will be missed by many friends and buddies at the Smithville Legion.


HANRATTY, Michael John  - Passed away on October 4, 2017 in his 76th year.

Beloved husband of Bette.

Cherished father of Jennifer Lynn Ridler (Cameron) and Mary-Anne Hanratty (Aaron Howell). Dear Grandpa of Gwyneth and Victoria Ridler and Weston, Jessica, Michael and Brian Howell.

Michael is survived by his brother Peter and brother-in-law John Belcher. He was predeceased by his brother Gordon. Fondly remembered by Andrew Henkenhaf, whom he considered a son.


WALLACE, F.B. Dale – Passed away at his home on Wednesday October 4, 2017.

Beloved father of Steven and Autumn. Dearly missed by his close friends.

We are glad he is now at peace, with no more pain.


Van Hoorn AnnVAN HOORN, Antje 'Ann' - After a short courageous battle with cancer, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Mom, Grandma and Gee-Gee on October 4, 2017.

Ann was born on August 15, 1943 in Andijk, Holland.

She was predeceased by her husband Marten (November 20, 2008), her son Edward (June 4, 1976) and her brother Tony Vlaar (June 3, 2013).

Ann was the loving mother of Fran (Jake) Dekker, Joyce (Shawn) Warkholdt, Debbie (Harry) Van Egmond, Steve (Elaine) Van Hoorn and Teresa (Greg) Crowder. Grandma cherished her 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Ann will be missed by her brother Henry (Jeannette) Vlaar and sister-in-law Joanne Vlaar.


Martin MaryMARTIN, Mary (Pink) - With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Mary Martin on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 in her 99th year.

Cherished mother of Noreen, Dan (Mirelle) and Ken (Kris). She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Wendy (George), Albert (Natalie), Marla (Ryan), Philip (Tamera), Jodi (Darrin), Jenny (Jamie), David (Kelly) as well as her great-grandchildren Kaitlyn, Connor, Maya, Basil, Lexie, Hudson, Nicholas, Bowen, Geneve and Evy.

Mary is also survived by her sister Emelyn, sister-in-law Audrey and by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her husband Barney (2006), infant son Ronald William, son-in-law Albert (1983), granddaughter Angelina (1979) and her parents Bert and Margaret Pink.


Smith SusanSMITH, Susan Marie (nee Hodson) - The family of Susan Smith announces her departure safe into the arms of her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 at the age of 57.

Mom passed into heaven peacefully surrounded by her three children Christopher, Stephanie, and Wesley. We take great comfort in knowing she has been reunited with her mum Joyce Hodson and her mother Faye Lebel.

Susan will be sadly missed by her father Bill Hodson, and brothers and sister David Hodson (Anne), Bill Hodson (Brenda), Rob Lebel (Mary), Ron Lebel and Kathy Hodson.


Smith GeorgeSMITH, George William - (1928 - 2017) - George passed away peacefully at Hospice on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017.  He was surrounded by family and his special nurses.

He is survived by his loving wife, Marie Doreen Smith, daughter Nancy Jolley (Ron Kline) and son Tim Smith.  Grandparent of Chad Smith, Rachel and Lauren Kremble, Ryan and Kerri Howie.

Brother to Murray (Kathy) Thora (Floyd McDonald), Betty (Johnny Kump) Thelma (Matt McKinnon) Mary (Jim Fullerton). Predeceased by sisters Betty and Thelma. (Johnny and Jim)  Brother in law to Walt and Joyce Claus, Glen and Renie Mewhiney and Gene and Arlene Smith. Predeceased by Joyce, Arlene, Glen and Gene.


Van Osch RayVAN OSCH, Adrian 'Ray' - Died peacefully on the morning of October 3, 2017, surrounded by his family, at the age of 70.

Ray is survived by his wife, Judi; children, Tracy (Darren) Kearns, Katrina (Brian) Saxon, Alicia (Jim) Lundy and he was a special Opa to Liam and Fergus Kearns.

Also survived by sisters, Elizabeth Reaker, Catharine Warner (Ken), Thea Miller (Gord); brothers Jerry (Gloria) and Edward; sisters-in-law Dorothy Van Osch, Marianne Van Osch, Shirley Van Osch and Sandra Dunworth; brother-in-law Bruce Tracey (Marie) and over 100 nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Ray was predeceased by his brothers, Rene, Bill and Tony; his parents, Adrianus and Hendrika and his in-laws Doug and Marie Tracey.


Sotola StanislawSOTOLA, StanislawOur father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 with his family at his side.

Born in Zbydniow, Poland, on November 8, 1926 and immigrated to Canada in 1963, settling in St. Catharines, where he was joined by his family in 1964. Stan worked for the Ontario Paper Co. in Thorold until his retirement in 1991. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and the Canadian Polish Society, where he was bestowed a Lifetime Membership.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 49 years, Emilia (2001). Survived by his children Antoni (Haline), Barbara, Anna Jagodzinski (Richard) and Mark (Christine).


Mather GrahamMATHER, Graham - It is with a heavy heart that we announce the peaceful passing of Graham Mather at the age of 88 at Lookout Ridge Retirement Home on October 3, 2017.

Predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Helvi (2004).

Born in St. Helens, Lancashire, England on March 12, 1929.

He is survived by his children, Patricia Mather (Harry Jakobs), Robert Mather (Stephanie) and Nancy Ulch (Darren). Loving Papa of Sara (John), Lukas, Benjamin, Melanie and Brandon. Graham will also be fondly remembered by family, friends, and by his loving companion of 9 years, Joan Rewbury.


Diplock JeannetteDIPLOCK, Jeannette 'Joey' – Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 at the Douglas Memorial Hospital, Fort Erie, at the age of 76.

Beloved wife of Jack Diplock of 56 years. Dearly loved mother of Tara (late Rick) Tarczy, Darlene Diplock (Keith), RaeAnne (Grant) Newport and Christopher (Nathalie).

Cherished Mamere to Tyler, Toni, Beth (Dave), Zakary, Nicholas, Melissa, Joshua (Sean), Jenna (Cody), Colton, Megan and Holly. Beloved Great Grandmother to Olivia, Jack, Jocelyn and Alison.


Glen BettyGLEN, Betty Ann (Lyons) (nee Watt) – Sadly we announce the passing of Betty Ann at Garden City Manor on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at the age of 79.

Loving wife of Alex for 23 years. Dear mother of Mary Cook (Glen) and Peter Lyons. Cherished grandmother of Peter, Michael and Paige. Sister of Lois Beauchamp and aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her first husband Peter Lyons (1980).


Ashukian KarenASHUKIAN, Karen Frances - (March 13, 1958 - October 3, 2017) -

Peacefully on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 with her loved ones by her side at the Niagara Health System, St. Catharines Site.

Karen, predeceased by her husband and the love of her life Peter.

Beloved daughter of Mary Jane and the late Earl Baker. Cherished mother of Adam and his wife Ana and Emily. Devoted Grandma to Vanessa and Kayleigh.

Lovingly remembered by her sister Catharine, her brothers Paul and Blake, her nieces and nephews, predeceased by her sister Susan.


McLEAN, Reginald Leo 'Reg' - Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.

Although I am saddened by his death I have to thank God for giving me such a wonderful husband to share the last 45 years with. Reg was a good husband, father and friend. Reg had a good full life, he was kind, considerate, caring, understanding and a much loved gentle person.

He will be mourned by many; his family, sons Len McLean and Jeff McLean, daughters Donna Vaillancourt (Dale), Debbie Ferro (Danny), Dianne Eberly and Darlene Babin (Kevin). Reg was a cherished poppy to 11 grandchildren and six beautiful great grandchildren. Sisters Norma McLean, Mae Eelman (Tony) and Jeanie Arwood (Kenny).


Brazeau GilbertBRAZEAU, Gilbert - Of Port Colborne, passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Woodlands of Sunset at the age of 87.

Beloved husband of Huguette (nee Paul).  Loving Father of Luke (Lynn) and much loved grandfather of Justin (Prakaykul) of Thailand, Jessica (fiancé Todd McNevin) of Welland. Great grandfather to Hendrix.

He was predeceased by his parents Arthur and Philomene (nee Gauvreau) and by 11 brothers and 5 sisters. He is survived by his brother-in-law Florent Leveille, sisters-in-law Lina Brazeau and Mira Richard and many nieces and nephews.


DUNDAS, Jessie C. - On Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 at Lookout Ridge Retirement Home.

Predeceased by her parents John & Grace and brother Jack.

Survived by sister-in-law Irene, nieces Nancy (Jim) Cowan and Debbie (Dave) Vanderzanden. Great aunt of Taylor, Owen and Hayley.


NAGEL, Thomas William Martin - (April 5, 1970 - October 3, 2017) -

Passed away on October 3, 2017.


Dal Bello SernoDAL BELLO, Serno - Passed away peacefully on October 2, 2017 at the age of 86.

Beloved husband and best friend to Hazel.

Loving father to Brian & Margaret Dal Bello, and Susanne & James Susin. Father-in-law to Lisa Burton. Grandfather to Ian Dal Bello, Julie & Greg Bridger, Matthew, Catherine, Andrew & Kevin Susin, Gage & Chase Burton, and great-grandfather to Ben & Lauren Bridger and Devin Burton.

Survived by sister Gloria Machacek, sister-in-law Jean Dal Bello, and nieces & nephews. Special friend to Doug & Kim Westbrooke, and Judy Gibson. Predeceased by brother Dick Dal Bello and step-son Shane Burton.