Plitnikas WalterPLITNIKAS, J. Walter - Passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side at Royal Rose Place on Tuesday, June 27, 2018.

Loving husband of nearly 50 years to his wife Hughanne Gunn. Dear and loving father of Branne (Marsha) and Brooke (Stephen). Cherished Papa of Sloan, Ashton and Addison.

Brother to Peter and Tony. Predeceased by his parents Joseph and Mary Plytnikas.

Jankovich AndyJANKOVICH, László 'Andy' – Peacefully entered into the Presence of the Lord surrounded by family at the Port Colborne General Hospital on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in his 96th year.

Beloved husband of Veronica of 65 years together. Cherished father of Mike (Tracey) Jankovich and Frank (Karen) Jankovich.

Devoted grandfather of Vanessa (Brock), Valerie, Marie, and Michelle. Loving great-grandfather of Greyson and Hudson.

Merritt NancyMERRITT, Dr. Nancy Isabel (nee Smith) - (1944 - 2018) - Dr. Nancy “Moo” Smith Merritt died peacefully at home on June 27th, 2018, holding her daughters’ hands and surrounded by loving family.

Survived by her husband, Dr. Richard Merritt and two daughters, Tiffany Merritt (Eric Partington) and Susannah Merritt (Jonathan Link).

She was the adored “Gammy” of Oscar, Althea, Alec and Mavis.

Politewicz RonPOLITEWICZ, Ronald ‘Ron’ - It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Ron on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 in his 61st year.

Beloved husband and best friend to Velma for 40 years.

Loving father to Ryan (Chrysta) Politewicz, Katie Politewicz (Chris) and Carly (Justin) McDonald. Cherished Grampa to Allison, Christopher, Robert and Myla.

Di Felice LuciaDi FELICE, Lucia (LaFratta) – Peacefully at Hospice Niagara on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Lucia (LaFratta) of St. Catharines in her 85th year.

Wife of the late Elio Di Felice. Dear mother of Maria (Paul Dosky), Lino Di Felice, Mario Di Felice, Diano Di Felice, Roberto Di Felice (Vanessa), Marco Di Felice (Nancy) and the late Vittorio Di Felice.

Ragats MaryRAGATS, Mary - Passed away peacefully at the Welland Hospital on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 in her 97th year.

She is reunited with her beloved husband Rudolf (1998). She was predeceased by her daughter Klara Woods (late Woody) and her son Rudy (Carol).

Cherished mother of Zoli (Anna) Ragats. Devoted grandmother of Scott (Sheri), Michael (Diane), Gordon (Marnie), Lisa (Mike), Matthew, Andrew, Jessica (Richard), David and Jennifer (Adam).

Taylor BobTAYLOR, Robert Kenneth 'Bob' - Passed away at the St. Catharines Hospital on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the age of 93.

Lost his loving wife of 71 years Marge (nee Pimlatt) in July 2016 and are now reunited. Beloved father to Ken (Denise) and daughter Pat (Dave) Laskey of Saskatchewan.

Unconditionally loving Papa to Jeff (Sandee) Laskey, Steven (Wendy), Kate (Frank) Borszcz, Michael (Ben) Marco and Jennifer (Steve) Froese. Cherished great grandpa of 14 and 1 great-great grandson.

Turner HeatherTURNER, Heather Jean Marie (nee Woods) - At the N.H.S., St. Catharines Site, on Tuesday June 26th, 2018.

Born June 6th, 1947 to Richard Woods (1993) and Jean Woods (2014).

Sadly missed by her sister Trish Woods and brother-in-law George D. VanHoose both of Lewiston, N.Y. Also survived by her nephew George H. VanHoose (Sara) and wee Georgie, Uncle John (Diane), Auntie Liz and cousins Duncan and Chris.

Collard RickCOLLARD, Donald Richard 'Rick' - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Rick, after a courageous battle with cancer and surrounded by the love of his family, on Tuesday June 26, 2018 at the age of 75.

Devoted father of Rick (Karen) and Sarah. Adored grandfather to Mariah and Kia.

Brother of Paul (Beth). Fondly remembered by nieces Nancy (Dan), Robyn and nephews Ryan & Randy and special great uncle to Tyler and Riana, and many cousins and friends.

Predeceased by parents Bud and Shirley, brother Bob and nephew Bobby.

Cosgrove KenCOSGROVE, Kenneth Euen - (1937 - 2018) - Kenneth Euen Cosgrove passed away peacefully at the Welland Hospital on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

Lifelong best friend and husband for fifty joyous years of Margaret (nee Meek). Amazing father of Kenneth and Patricia, proud father-in-law of Bart Stone and Kathi Dymek and dedicated grandfather of crazy grandkids Connor, Bennett, Kaius and Katia.

Ken was a teacher who founded the Graphic Arts & Design program at Niagara College and who influenced hundreds of future artists through his disciplined teaching and technical ability.

Pearce FrankPEARCE, Francis 'Frank' Arthur – passed away peacefully with family by his side at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the age of 90.

Predeceased by his wife of 43 years Elizabeth Dina.

Dear father of Gary (Donna), Wayne (Betty), Frank (Iris), Cathy Anderson, William “Billy” and Lynn Thomas.

Eikelenboom GeraldEIKELENBOOM, Gerald William – At Shalom Manor in Grimsby on Tuesday June 26, 2018, Gerald Eikelenboom, aged 83 years.

Loving husband of Diana and father of Ron (Shirley), Sandra (Iain) Simons, Andrew (Laura), Carolyn (Doug) Wyatt. Survived by 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Vollick GeneVOLLICK, Eugene 'Gene' – Peacefully, after a long struggle with cancer, Gene, of Port Robinson in his 82nd year passed away surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at St. Joseph's Hospital Hamilton.

Gene will be sadly missed by his beloved wife of 61 years, Dorothy "Kitt"; his children, who he greatly loved, Gene, Dean (Andrew Saxe) and Lisa Tanner (Jordy Scott); grandchildren Michael Mercer and Raven Tanner; and siblings Barb Koski (the late Eino) and Ron.

Gene will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.

Predeceased by his son Shane, his sister Betty Andrews and his parents Harry and Evelina.

Gooderham JoanGOODERHAM, Joan Christine - (May 23rd, 1938 – June 26th, 201) - On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, Joan entered God’s presence in the heavenlies.

She is greatly loved and missed by her husband Gord, her children; Lauren (Kevin), Sandra, Christie (John), Joel (Amy), Jeff (Alison), Angela (Kent), Jordan (Dana), Ben (Amy), 34 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 2 siblings Carol and David.

Joan was predeceased by her son Derek.

Furman FrankieFURMAN, Dustin 'Frankie' III - Gone too soon. (October 18, 1974 – June 25, 2018) - 

Frankie is greatly missed by parents Frank Furman, Beverly Mounsey (Rick), loving sisters Holly DesChamps (Tom) and Amie Pulido (Alfredo), step brother Jesse Mounsey, step sister Becky Mounsey (Doug), adoring nieces and nephews Montana, Sabrina, Taize, Danica, Alejandro and Miguel, Liam, Tripp, Carson, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Plante ShirleyPLANTE, Shirley Joyce (nee Wren) – (1949 - 2018) - Peacefully on Monday, June 25, 2018 at Northland Pointe with her family by her side, gone to be with her beloved son Jeffrey (1984).

Dear wife of Michel Plante for almost 44 years. Loving mother and best friend of Jodi (Mark Hanson), Amanda (Mark Ballantyne) and Michelle Plante.