Vriend JohnVRIEND, Dr. John - Our family is sad to share the news of the passing of our beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather and friend, John Vriend who died peacefully on Tuesday, February 27 at the age of 75 after a brief battle with cancer.

John is remembered through a lifetime of love by his wife and partner of nearly 52 years, Ada; his devoted children Kathy (Rick) and Chris (Karen) and by his grandchildren of whom he was so fiercely proud, Zachary (Kelly), Jessica (Max), Lauren and Sam.

Mattiazzo TerryMATTIAZZO, Terry Lynn - Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on February 27, 2018 in her 57th year.

Beloved wife of Anthony Mattiazzo for 37 years. Loving mother of Tina Ferreira (Eric), Tera Gallo (Giovanni) and Jeremy Mattiazzo. Caring Noni to Ethan, Ella and Evan Ferreira, & Giada Gallo.

Dear sister of Penny Galluzzo (Tony), George Collison (Kelly), Norm Collison, John Collison (Shannon) and sister in law of Loreen Szachowicz (Ron), Ina James (Val) and John Mattiazzo.

She is also survived by her mother Rose Collison (late Norman).

MacPhee BillMacPHEE, John William 'Bill' - Passed away peacefully with family by his side at Maple Park Lodge on February 27, 2018, in his 88th year.

Survived by his beloved wife Anne (nee Peacock) of 56 years, their 4 children Tom (Marsha), Cathy (Jeff), John and William "Bill" (Aileen); grandchildren Lyndsy (Dave), Katie (Shawn), Laura (Ian), Brittany (Craig), Brandon (Brittany), Michael, William, Dwight and Hannah, great grandchildren Tanner, Elsa, Lily, Eli, Landen, Cali, Blake, Addison and Sloan. Predeceased by his granddaughter Meagan.

HOFFER, David Howard - After a brief illness at the NHS-General Site on Tuesday, February 27, 2017 in his 81st year.

Loving husband of the late Marie (2009). Dear father of Ken and the late Lorie Kirkland (1999).

Dave was a firefighter for the City of St. Catharines, retiring after 30 years of service. He was a farmer at heart and liked gardening.

Walsh BudWALSH, Martin 'Bud' – Passed away, peacefully, at the Welland Hospital on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 in his 93rd year.

Beloved husband of Helen (nee Gosselin) for 68 years. Dear brother of Fred Walsh (Jennie), David Walsh (late Gail), Marian Ellison and brother-in-law of Violet Walsh. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Frank and Gertrude Walsh, brothers James Walsh and William Carr and sister Marie Yorfido (Bruno).

Bud proudly served his Country during WWII as a Stoker with the Canadian Merchant Navy from September 8, 1942 until the end of hostilities on V- J Day, August 15, 1945. He continued to answer the call to serve with a long, well respected career in police services beginning with the Crowland Township Police in 1949, the Welland City Police in 1957 and retiring as Deputy Chief with the Niagara Regional Police Force in 1985.

RUMSBY, George Arthur - Peacefully on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital in his 95th year.

Predeceased by his wife Patricia May (nee Butler). Loving father of Grahame (Doris). Dear grandfather of Ian (Lesley), Matthew (Nancy) and Meagan. Great grandfather of Lindsay, Robert, George and Aldina.

Survived by his sister Doris Greenough.

SANTO, Vickie (Lizzotti) - Peacefully on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 at the St. Catharines Hospital in her 80th year.

Beloved wife of Italo for 56 years. Loving mother of Annalisa (Joseph) Petriello, Paula (Domenic) DiSerafino, Stephen (Jill) Santo, Tania Santo (Geoffrey Pignotta) and Tara (Trevor) Robinson.

Scobie AnnaSCOBIE, Anna Catherine - Passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Tuesday February 27, 2018 at the age of 82.

Dearly loved mother of Ray (Karen) Scobie.  Cherished grandmother of Justine and Melissa.  Dearly loved sister of Jack (Marie) Schankula and Don (Peggy) Schankula.  Dear aunt of Darren (Shelley), Jackie (Tina) and Michael (Susan).

Predeceased by her parents Henry and Katie Schankula.

Anna enjoyed a long career as an elementary school teacher at Martha Cullimore school, retiring after 31 years of service.

LeBrasseur EdnaLeBRASSEUR, Edna - Passed away peacefully at Millennium Trail Manor on Tuesday February 27, 2017 at the age of 80.

Beloved wife of the late Sylvio (1994).  Cherished mother of Sylvie (Jack) Moore, Langis (Philomena 'Phil') LeBrasseur, Gaetan LeBrasseur (Sharron Legace) and Lisa (Chuck) Ellis.

Loving grandmother of Arthur, Linda (Dave), Steven (Candace), Kristy Lee (Jason), Kerry Leigh (Steve), David, Jason (Jodie), Trisha (Chris), Royce (Chelsea) and great-grandmother of 15.  She will be dearly missed by her many friends and family.

Stilges LindaSTILGES, Linda Diane (nee Parsons) - Passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, in her 67th year.

Linda Diane Stilges (nee Parsons), beloved daughter of Alice Parsons and the late Bill Parsons). Loving mother of Michelle (Vince Crivia), Heather Stilges and Lindsay (Edwin Garcia).

Loved grandmother of Hannah, Kadeana and Gabrieal.

Bak MaryBAK, Maria 'Mary' (nee Jakab) - Peacefully passed away on February 27th at Henley House in her 96th year.

Beloved wife of the late John Bak. Loving mother of Eleanor Keltos-Adams (Ron), Ron Bak (Veronica ), Rosanna Davis (Glenn).

Devoted Baba of Rebecca Alfieri (Tony), Andrew Keltos, Frank Keltos (Sharon), Christopher Bak (Allison), Matthew and Andrew Davis, Debi and Frank Vilaca.

Maley HelenMALEY, Helen Gloria - It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of Helen Gloria Maley (1946/06/24-2018/02/27), a very loving person who was loved in return by just about everyone she crossed paths with.

She is survived by her adoring husband Sam, her mother Jessi, brother Raymond, and her children Christine and Sean.

Zwolak EdZWOLAK, Edward Francis – (February 11, 1937 – February 26, 2018) - Edward Francis Zwolak, 81, passed away peacefully at home on Monday February 26, 2018.

Edward is survived by Eleanor, wife of 55 years, daughters Mary (loving partner Adrian Hallock), Laura, son Michael, and grandsons Aidan, Nicholas, Brian, and Kyle. Beloved brother of Richard (Jennifer) and dear uncle to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister Sabina (Casey) Doda.

Ed worked at the St. Catharines Standard for 38 years, having served the last 15 years as Advertising Director. He also served on the St. Catharines & District Chamber of Commerce, the St. Catharines YMCA Board of Directors and Executive Committee, was board member and past chairman of the Newspaper Advertising Executives Association of Canada, the Newspaper Marketing Bureau, and the Canadian Daily Newspaper Association.

Franks ElaineFRANKS, Elaine (Joyner) – Passed away peacefully at the Welland Hospital on Monday, February 26, 2018 in her 82nd year.

Mother of Kelvin (Jackie), Arnold, Cheryl, Brent and the late Daryn. Grandmother of Jason and Jennifer and great-grandmother of Mackenzie.

Janzen GeorgeJANZEN, George - Peacefully at McNally House on Monday, February 26, 2018, George Janzen of Smithville in his 74th year.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Jean (nee Calvert).  He was the loving father of Jason and Karen.  He had a special love for his grandchildren Jacob, Brandon, Serena and Dalton, and his precious great granddaughter Allison "Allie" Janzen.

He leaves his siblings John, twin brother Jake (Martha), Hilda Sostar (Steve) and David.

Horth ZekeHORTH, Norman 'Zeke' - Passed away peacefully at his home on Monday February 26, 2018 at the age of 84.

Beloved husband of Fernande for 59 years. Loving father of Claudette (Kevin) Nesbitt, Brenda Grant (John Law) and Gilles Horth (Lou-Anne Hollingsworth).

Caring grandfather of Jason, Ryan, Nikita, Brandon and Bradley. Cherished great-grandfather of Hailey, Justin, Noah, Kevyn and Zoe. Sadly missed by his siblings Jack, Mary, John, Gerry and Roger.

House GordHOUSE, Gordon Samuel 'Gord' - Gord passed away at home surrounded by his family on Monday February 26th, 2018 at the age of 83.

Loving husband of Jean (nee Hawkins) . Dear father of Greg House and Tara (Robin) Baker.

Cherished grandfather of Amanda, Jason, Justin, Corey, Lauren, Matthew and Beth. Sadly missed by his great grandchildren, his sisters Elaine Bartscher and Miriam Haynes as well as his nieces, nephews and the many members of the Hawkins family with whom he had a special bond.

McInall RobinMcINALL, Robin Lee - Robin passed away suddenly at home on Monday February 26th, 2018 at the age of 71.

Loving husband of Linda. Proud father of Angela (Sherif Ahmed) Blount and Kent (Kari) McInall. Cherished grandfather of Zac, Bret and Kaitie.

Sadly missed by siblings Jack (Helen) McInall, Brenda Roy, Sally McInall as well as sister in law Lorraine as well as his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother David.

Thompson RonTHOMPSON, Ron (Seaweed) - Of Port Colborne, passed away after a brief battle with cancer at the Welland County General Hospital on Monday, February 26, 2018 at the age of 52.

Loving husband and best friend of Nancy Thompson, loving step-father of Troy Soper, Rory and Ashley Soper, excited Papa of the first grandchild to be born soon, brother of Ted (Cindy) Thompson and Brenda Thompson, son-in-law of Peggy Peckitt and Wendell and Ida Grant, brother-in-law of Debbie Holmes and Rick Grant (Sandy), loving uncle of Derek Thompson, Sarah (Nick) Winters, Myranda McIver, Stacey (Michel) Dumont, Melissa McIver and Jeremy McGilvery.

MARTIN, Troy - Unexpectedly on Sunday, February 25th, 2018 at the age of 45.

Survived by his partner Tanya and children Annabell, Chloe, Frederick, Brooklyn, Lincoln and Michael & Emma. Loving son of Sharon (Sean) Temple.

Dear brother of John Ocean and Miranda. Uncle of Nick and Cody.

Sharpe PercySHARPE, Percival Alfred 'Percy' – It is with thanksgiving for his life and all he brought to ours that the family of Percy Sharpe announces his passing at the Extended Care Unit of the Welland Hospital on Sunday, February 25, 2018 in his 90th year.

Beloved husband of the late Anne Sharpe (2014) for 66 years.

Cherished father of Linda Sharpe-Pietras (Frank) and Kim Topolinsky (Dwight). Proud and loving grandfather of Marlon and Rachel Pietras.

BALLOCH, Robert Glenn - Suddenly on Sunday, February 25. 2018 in his 69th year.

Beloved husband of the late Helen McMillan Balloch (2016).

Loving father of Warren (Danita) and the late Scott.  Dear grandfather of Brandon, Ryan and Matthew.  Dear uncle of Tracy, Leslie and Liam of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Glenn was an active member of the Celtic Club, St. Catharines, Ontario. 

Garland MargGARLAND, Marguerite Mae 'Marg' (nee Allen) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marguerite (Marg) Mae Garland (nee Allen) in her 95th year on Sunday, February 25, 2018.

Predeceased by her beloved husband of 60 years Melvin Garland.  Dear mother of Linda (Jim) Collacott; Jane Garland; Pat (Rene) Desaulniers; Greig (Jayne) Garland; Jennifer (Chris van den Berg) Garland; and David Garland.

Cairns JimCAIRNS, James 'Jim' William - Passed peacefully at Millennium Trail Manor on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the age of 96.

Beloved husband of the late Shirley (Bodman). He is survived by sisters-in-law Margaret (the late Tom), Irene Bodman (the late Gus), Lorraine (John) Downes. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his siblings Bob (Shirley) and Peggy (Tom) Cook, Louisa (John) Anderson and sister-in-law Joan (Bob) Rippey.

Bilinsky IreneBILINSKY, Irene - Passed peacefully on February 25, 2018, in her 94th year.

Predeceased by her husband Ed, her mother Mary and father Alex and many brothers and sisters.

Irene will be sadly missed by her nieces Donna, Darcy, Patty and Cathy in Saskatchewan and her nephews Dennis, Orv and Ron in St. Catharines.

REHELE, Stephen Joseph - Peacefully, in the presence of his loving family on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital, Dunnville in his 84th year.

Stephen “Big Steve” Rehele beloved husband to Joan for over 56 years. Loving father to Mark and Laura, and Kevin.