Maier MartinMAIER, Martin - Peacefully with his family by his side, Martin passed away at the St. Catharines General Hospital on March 2, 2018 at the age of 88 after a lengthy and courageous battle with COPD.

He leaves behind his wonderful wife of 64 years, Zita.  Cherished father of Charles (Merlyn), Alfred (Joan), Rita, John (Tracy), and Lydia. Opa will also be missed by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Martin was a proud member of the Carpenter’s Local Union 18 for 62 years. In retirement he enjoyed tending his garden, reading, being in nature and spending time with family and friends.

Gill MaryGILL, Mary Alice (nee Chapman) - Suddenly, at the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital, Dunnville on Friday March 2, 2018 in her 63rd year.

Mary Gill, beloved wife of the late John Gill. Proud and loving mother of Dorothy and her husband Kyle Oakes.

Lovingly remembered by her brother Dave Chapman (Nancy), Aunt Agnes Reese, cousins and their families. Sadly missed by the Gill Family. Predeceased by her parents Ken and Marg Chapman and by her brother Bill.

Henri AndreHENRI, Andre - It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Andre Henri of Welland at the Hamilton General Hospital on Thursday, March 1st, 2018, surrounded by his family at the age of 53.

Cherished son of the late Robert (2016) and Madeleine (2006).

Dear brother of Denise (Raymond Cote), Robert Jr., (Joanne), Russel (Annette).

Hilton ChristineHILTON, J. Christine (Harmon) - It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of J.Christine Hilton D.V.M., after a long and brave journey with lung cancer which ended with love, grace and dignity at McNally House Hospice in Grimsby on March 1, 2018 at the age of 48.

Christine is the devoted wife of Steven and the cherished mother of Benjamin (2001), Nathan and James.

She is the daughter of Richard and Judith Harmon of Bridgenorth, ON., and the daughter-in-law of Thomas (Susan 2002) of Grimsby.

MURPHY, G. Eric - Peacefully on Thursday, March 1st, 2018 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital in his 90th year.

Predeceased by his wife Dorothy (2012). Loving father of Debbie (Helmut) Laubenbacher, Steve (Nancy) and Jeff (Lori). Dear grandfather of Robbie, Melissa, Megan and Katelyn. Great grandfather of Zoey, Greysen and Stanley.

Brother of Harold (late Kathleen). Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Scalzo SharonSCALZO, Sharon Leona - (1952 - 2018) - It is with great sadness that we announce the March 1st, 2018 passing of our mother, beloved wife, grandmother, sister and aunt, she has been called home to be with the Lord.

She will be sadly missed by her husband Tom, her three children Rosemarie (Wes), Julie (Matt), Tommy (Heather), and her three beautiful granddaughters, Alex, Kaitlyn and Carley.

Armstrong JessieARMSTRONG, Jessie Alice - Jessie Alice Armstrong, 93, of Welland, Ontario, died on Thursday, March 1, 2018, surrounded by her children, at the Extended Care Unit of the Welland Hospital.

Born August 4, 1924 in Welland, she was predeceased by her parents Herbert and Jessie (Colquhoun) McEwen, her brother, Herbert McEwen and her late husband, William Armstrong, all of Welland.

Riches BenRICHES, Raymond Benjamin 'Ben' – Peacefully and surrounded by the love of his family, Ben passed away at the Welland Hospital on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in his 77th year.

Beloved husband of Suzanne Hilton. Cherished father of Brian Riches (Lorrie Sivers), Sheri Riches and step-father of John Hilton (Yoli) and Cindy Jansen (John).

Sadly missed by his six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Shingler HildaSHINGLER, Hilda (Lachnit) - After a short illness, Hilda Shingler passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Heritage Place in Virgil, ON.

Hilda was predeceased from Clarence Shingler (1997) and Gus Lachnit (1981).

Hilda is survived by 4 children; Bernice (Mel), Marian (Jeff), Ronald (Nancy), and Leonard (Janice), 7 grandchildren; Colin (Andrea), David (Kendra), Lori (Rob), Kevin (Melissa), Lisa, Hiedi, Derrick, and Vanessa; and 10 great grandchildren; Tyler, Kaily, Brandon, Eric, Nicole ,Nakita, Megan, Jaime, and Kingsley.

Archer MaryARCHER, Mary (nee Luchkewich) - (October 14, 1929 - March 1, 2018) - Passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side.

Mary, beloved wife of the late A. Roy Archer (1983).

Loving mother of Gary (Debbie), Ann (Bill) and Raymond (Charlann). Dear sister of Jean (Donald) McIntee. Lovingly remembered by her many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her son Roy Jr.

Mary worked alongside of her husband and founder of Archer Truck Services Ltd. Together they owned and operated a resort in Parry Sound where they spent their summers then winters in St. Petersburg, Florida before moving back to St. Catharines.

Avolio AmaliaAVOLIO, Amalia (nee Altieri)- Passed away peacefully at the Welland Hospital on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the age of 86.

She is reunited with her beloved husband the late Francesco “Frank” Avolio (2016). Loving mother of Rose (Don) Wallace, Carla (Frank) Maddalena, Diana (Paul) Kersey and Louisa (Filippo) Coia. Cherished Nonna of Cory (Courtney), Lucas, Vanessa and Bianca.

Visentin ItaloVISENTIN, Italo Giovanni - Passed away at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Thursday March 1, 2018 at the age of 86.

Beloved husband of 62 years to Rita (Conte) Visentin.  Dearly loved father of Adriano Visentin, Daniel Visentin and Diana (Michael) Mowbray.

Cherished Nonno of Sarah, Laura and Mark Visentin, Matthew and Mason Mowbray.  Predeceased by three brothers and three sisters.

Nagy AnitaNAGY, Anita (nee Meinzinger) – On Thursday, March 1st, 2018, Anita went home to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus, at 60 years of age.

Dearly loved wife and best friend of Joseph.

Cherished daughter of Julius and Mary Meinzinger. Loving sister of Irene (Gary) Krupa, Julius (Barb) Meinzinger, Marianne (Greg) Patus and sister in law of John (Dorothy) Nagy.

Sault AliceSAULT, Alice Marie - Passed away suddenly and welcomed into the arms of Jesus on March 1st, 2018 at the Welland Hospital at 77 years of age.

Beloved mother of Rhonda (Adam) Moffat and Grandmother of Stevey (Jake), Alicia (Zack), Robyn (Aj) and Trisha. Cherished great-grandmother of Evan, Sydney, Kendrick, Camryn, and Delilah.

Bell AlisonBELL, Alison Valerie - After a courageous battle with ovarian cancer, Alison Valerie Bell passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at the age of 37.

Loving partner of Dean Urekar for 16 years, and step-mother to Tara and Steven.

Cherished daughter of Susan Szoke (Brent Bowman) and the late Graham Rex Bell.  Dear niece of Randy Bell (Eleanor), Sander Szoke (Kathleen), Karen Clark (Greg), and Sharon Szoke.

GRIFFIN, Cerone - At home on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 at the age of 28.

Son of the late Deanna Griffin and Chester Bailey. Predeceased by daughter Olivia Goldsworthy.

Survived by his brothers Leithyn Griffin, Brandyn Griffin, Denise Dyer, Ian Dyer, Tanisha Dyer and Anthony Dyer.

McNamara SusanMcNAMARA, Susan Joan (Boyce) - (Member of Trinity United Church, Thorold, and the U.C.W.) –

At the Greater Niagara General Hospital, on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.  Susan (Boyce) of Thorold, formerly of Burlington and Saskatoon, in her 64th year.

Beloved wife and soul friend of Kevin McNamara for 40 years.

Loving daughter of Richard & Joyce Boyce.  Dear sister of Peter Boyce (Michelle), Ken Boyce (Joanne) and the late Debbie Wassill.  Sister-in-law to Linda Middleton (Lionel).  Aunt Susie will be greatly missed by Melissa, Kevin, Susie, Kate, Emily, Renee, Spencer and Lindsay.

Summerfield MarionSUMMERFIELD, Marion Elizabeth - At the Hamilton General Hospital on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the age of 60 years.

Beloved wife of Glen for 41 years. Loving mother of Timothy & Lisa, Thomas & Michelle and Tammy England & Don.

She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Tyler, Ethan, Layton, Taylor, Timothy, Caleigh, Bethany and great-grandson Mayson. She will be missed by her brothers, sisters and many nieces and nephews.

Chaffecombe Bob ChaffeCHAFFECOMBE, Robert (Bob Chaffe) – Passed away surrounded by his loving family at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the age of 67.

Loving husband of Sheila, father of Steven (Amanda). Step-father to Matt (Shryl) Dodington and Jessica (Rob) Stroebel. Proud grandfather of Mat, Lucas, Nate, Jared, Christian and Henry.

He is also survived by his brothers Ken and Larry (Penny), his nieces and nephews and his beloved cats Oscar, Lala, Bubbles and Cindi.

Bob was predeceased by his parents Elsie and Alan Chaffe and his sister Wendi Cooper.

Berger ElizabethBERGER, Elizabeth - Passed away peacefully, with her loving family by her side, at Valley Park Lodge on Wednesday February 28, 2018 at the age of 86.

Beloved wife of the late John Berger. Dearly loved mother of John (Heather) Berger and Ann (Mike) Lucyk.

Proud and loving grandmother of Anne Berger (John Jackson), Sarah Berger-Callara, Adam (Stephanie) Berger, Michael Berger and Mitchell Lucyk and great-grandmother of John Jr., Mathew, Myriah, Rhys, Jacob, Amelia and Braxton.

Dionne JeanDIONNE, Jean – Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the age of 93.

Beloved husband of 72 years to Gilberte “Bette”. Dear father of Yolande (Ralph Gibbs), Diane, Reg (Terri), Gerry and Michele (Peter Appelman). Grandpa-Pepere of 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.

Also survived by his sisters Jeannette, Albertine, Angela and his brother Ray. Predeceased by his infant son Norman and 5 brothers and 3 sisters.

Beeton BillBEETON, William Donald 'Bill' - (Born December 1, 1927 - Passed away February 28, 2018) -

He is survived by his wife Joan and children Donald, Laura Rowe (Doug) and Barb, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Kaye EvelynKAYE, Evelyn - Evelyn Kaye, a British war bride, formerly of Hamilton, Ontario, passed away gently in her 99th year on February 28, 2018.

Predeceased by her husbands Flight Officer Albert E. Mahe (d1943), Major Kenneth R. Kaye (d1997), and son Roger, (d1976).

Evelyn is survived by her loving daughters, Patricia Barker (David), and Christine Dudley; by grandchildren, David (Laura) and John (Naomi) Barker, and Katie (Brad) Eccles.; and by five great-grandchildren: Julia, Rachel, Jack, and Matthew Barker, and Madelyn Eccles.

HARRISON, William George 'Sandi' - Passed away suddenly at his residence in Ridgeway on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the age of 70.

Survived by his wife Linda.

Sandi was a proud member of the Niagara Regional Police, having entered his 50th year of service. Sandi started his policing career with the Welland City Police Department on November 21, 1968. After amalgamation, Sandi became a member of the Niagara Regional Police Service, having served in several Detachments. Sandi's last posting was with Centralized Court Unit in Welland.

King CharleneKING, Charlene Frances - Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 at Hospice Niagara at the age of 53.

Loving mother of Karena Osborne and Erica (John) Lakeit. Cherished Nana of Marshal, Theodore and Caroline. She will be sadly missed by her sister Rolanda Wetherell and her brothers Jonathan, Jamie and Nathan King.

Jones JeffJONES, Jeffrey - Passed away at Hamilton General Hospital, on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at the age of 43.

Loved husband of Ingrid (nee Wikkerink). Cherished father of Regan, Madison and Aiden.

Dear son of Stan and Carol Jones, grandson of Jane Jones and son-in-law of the late Henk and Mini Wikkerink. Brother of Lisa Riess (Scott), uncle of Lauren and brother-in-law of Joyce VanKeulen (Hans), Delina Wiersma (John), Eileen Heuving (Harry) and John Wikkerink (Linda).