WELGAN, Mike - Passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Mike had just recently celebrated his 90th birthday with his family.

Beloved Husband of Irene (nee Stanek) for over 50 years. Loving Dad to Dianne (Alex) and Kim (Rob). Cherished Eepa to Mackenzie, Kendra and Alyona.

Mike will be dearly missed by his brother Tony (Marianne) and sister Vera as well as his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Joe.


Trapp KenTRAPP, Kenneth A. - It is with heavy hearts our family announces the peaceful passing of Ken on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 at the age of 81.

Our family takes comfort in knowing he has been reunited with his beloved wife of 60 years, Mary (2015).

Ken will be greatly missed by his children Richard, John (Anne), Sandra, and Linda.  Cherished Papa of Ian (Melissa), Hayley, Stephanie, and Gavin.  Ken is predeceased by his dear grandson Ryan (2017).


Arlia SettimioARLIA, SettimioAfter a long and courageous battle, Settimio passed away peacefully in his 71st year on Saturday, September 23, 2017.

Beloved Husband and best friend of Anna Maria for 44 years. Loving Papa to Maria (Paul) and Mario (Deanna). Cherished Nonno to Bianca and Camilla.

Settimio will be dearly missed by his siblings Ada, Pietro, Mario and Giuseppe and their families in Italy and Switzerland. He will also be missed by his brothers- and sisters-in-law Carm (John), Carla (Dan), Ignazio (Tina), Tony (Carol), Lisa (Mike), Johnny, Valentino (Angel) and Rosalia (Sean) and their families.

Predeceased by his parents Nicola and Maria and his in-laws Giovanni and Rosina Boccia.


Reynolds CliffordREYNOLDS, Clifford George - With Josephine at his side on Saturday, September 23, 2017, Clifford George Reynolds passed away at Juravinski Hospital at the age of 73.

Beloved husband of Josephine Pamela Parry for 35 years.  Loving father of Jennifer, Kimberley, Lisa and Richard.  Dear son of June Reynolds (the late George).

He will be missed by his 11 grandchildren, six great grandchildren, siblings Harriet, Bonnie and Barry, and many friends.  Predeceased by one brother and two sisters.


Abrahams GemABRAHAMS, Gloria 'Gem' Elaine (nee Tomlinson) - Passed away peacefully in Canada on September 23, 2017 at the age of 89.

Born in 1927 in Manchester, Gem is predeceased by parents, husband and siblings.

She is survived by daughters; Dorothy Ann Sage (Leighton “Saggie”), Maureen Smith (Michael), grandchildren: Wayne and Craig Sage, Sarah and Ryan Smith and great granddaughter Emily Ann Sage.

Gem will be missed by nieces, nephews, grand and great grand nieces and nephews along with other relatives and friends.


Speirs TonySPEIRS, Anthony 'Tony' Alexander - Passed away surrounded by his family at Hospice Niagara on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 55 years of age.

Cherished partner of Kim Campbell. Loving father/Dad of Derek, Tara and Anthony Jr.; step-father of Kelly, Shannon, Jessica, Kimmy and Ashley. Dear Papa of Kayden, Layla, Tianna, Mikayla, Aveah, Cataleya, Jada, Rlla, Addison & Bryanna.

Loving brother of Elizabeth (Brister) and Allan. He was a nephew of Alex & Helen and Brian and the late Sarah Kennedy. Tony was an uncle of Elisha, Chris and cousin of Eleanor, Jan & Andrea.

He was predeceased by his parents Allan (1988) and Janette (nee Bruce - 2009).


Rooney Ingham WendyROONEY-INGHAM, Wendy Sue - (1962 - 2017) - Passed away peacefully in the presence of her loving family at home on September 22, 2017 at the age of 54 years.

Beloved wife to Terry. Amazing mom to Bronson, Savannah (Mohamed), Jaegar (Jackie), Scarlett, Cruise (Hannah), Sapphire (Ahmed), Barry and Tilly. Cherished Grandma to Jameel, Safia, and Amirah.

Survived by her devoted parents Shirley and Larry Ingham and sister Debra (Matt) Miller. Predeceased by her beautiful sister Diane. 


Kilty DavidKILTY, David - Died peacefully on September, 22nd, 2017 at home surrounded by family and good friends Don, Liz, Brian, Kathy, Bill, Nancy, Gary, Anne and Victoria, at the age of 72.

Beloved husband of Janet Rutherford for 36 years.

Loving father of Kristen (Graham) Toyne. Cherished grandad of Grayson David. Dear brother of Dan (Norma), Joe (Judy), Eric (Anne) and Angela. Brother-in-law of Liz (Donald) McEwan and Susan (Ed) Dorion.


Gordon LauraGORDON, Laura Beatrice (nee Kelty) - We are sad to announce the gentle passing of our beautiful Laura after a very courageous battle with cancer. By her side was her loving husband Jim "Rack" of 37 years, on Friday September 22, 2017 at St. Catharines General Hospital.

She is now reunited with her beloved daughter Shannon (1996). Survived by her sons Sean and James.

Cherished sister to Joan, Mary Lou (John), Cathy (Wayne),Glenda (Dave) and many loving family members, close friends and her cat Mallory. Laura will be fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Sandra and brother-in-law Mark.

Predeceased by her sister Marilyn, brother Peter, brothers-in-law Charlie, Stan, Ray, Cliff, John, and Jimmy.


McRoberts MargaretMcROBERTS, Margaret Rose (Adams) - (June 27, 1949 - September 22, 2017) - 

Born in Belfast Northern Ireland on June 27, 1949 Margaret McRoberts (Adams) as the oldest of six siblings, led a love filled and mischievous life in the Braniel.

Her life changed forever when she met her true soulmate Roy McRoberts and in July of 1970 they started their life together.


Nott EileenNOTT, Eileen Winnifred (Plato) – Passed away peacefully at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Friday September 22, 2017.

Wife of Jim; mother of Jim and Wayne; grandmother of Blake, Rachel and McKendry.

Sister of John and Pauline. Predeceased by her siblings Frances, Gerald and George.


MEKBEB, Barbara Cynthia (nee Willshire) - Passed away suddenly on Friday, September 22, 2017 at the age of 77.

Barbara Cynthia Mekbeb (nee Willshire), dear mother of Krystyn, and Andrew (Christine), of St. Catharines, Ontario.

Loving grandma of Carmela and Lia Mekbeb. Dear friend of Belay Mekbeb.

Predeceased by her mother Maxine Franklin and a sister Elaine.


VANDEN BOOGAARD, Shirley Ethel - Peacefully at United Mennonite Home, Vineland on Friday September 22, 2017 in her 79th year.

Shirley Vanden Boogaard, beloved wife of Kees Vanden Boogaard. Sadly missed by her canine companion Coco.

Born in Crenshaw, Mississippi she will be missed by her family in the area.


Abbruscato RosaliaABBRUSCATO, Rosalia - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Friday September 22, 2017 at the age of 63.

Beloved daughter of the late Vincenzo and Concetta Abbruscato. Dearly loved sister-in-law of Pina Abbruscato and Betty Abbruscato.

Predeceased by her brothers Frank and Mario Abbruscato and her sister Maria Gualtieri and her husband Frank.  Lovingly remembered by her nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and dear friends for life Lucy Foniciello and Rikki Robbins.


Ristine HelenRISTINE, Helen Winnifred (nee Ector) – With Gerald, her loving husband of over 62 years by her side, Helen passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Thursday, September 21, 2017 in her 82nd year.

She is reunited with her cherished son Timothy James who predeceased her in 2012.

Dear sister of Eleanor Kimber and Brian Ector and mother-in-law of Maria Ristine. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Ray and Emily Ector.


Guay RuthGUAY, Ruth Alice – Passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017 in her 74th year.

She was predeceased by her husband, Paul Guay.

Ruth loved the Lord and it brought her great joy to serve Him at Windmill Point Church. Her smile and generous spirit will be greatly missed.


Epp ShirleyEPP, Shirley Joan - Passed away peacefully in her home in Virgil, Ontario early in the morning of September 21, 2017.

Inspirational to so many, Shirley spent a life teaching, creating, and profoundly changing everyone with whom she connected.

She will be deeply missed by parents Abe and Eleanore Epp of Niagara on the Lake, siblings Edward Epp (Edith), Dan Epp, and Kim Epp Frenette (Normand), Janet Boyd Epp, and adoring nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by life partner John Neustaedter, her memory will be cherished by her chosen family, Betti-ann Whitehead Neustaedter (Rob) and John Neustaedter Jr (Joanna) and families.


Burger GeorgeBURGER, George Henry - Peacefully at Heidehof on Thursday, September 21, 2017, in his 87th year.

Predeceased by his wife Florence (1999). Loving father of Paul (Audrey), Debra Body (Vic), Linda Mearow (Kevin), David and Jim. He will be missed by his 9 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

George was predeceased by his sister Barbara Ronfeld.

He was a retiree of General Motors and had a great passion for his family.


Dixon CherylDIXON, Cheryl Mae (nee Farnsworth)Passed away peacefully with her children by her side on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the age of 73.

Loving mother of Mark, Christine, and Brenda (Robert) Patterson.

Proud grandma and nan to Madison, Max, Jackson and Isaac. Great grandma of Nevada.


Wolfenden VivienWOLFENDEN, Vivien Jean - In certain assurance of her eternal life, we announce Vivien's home going on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) at the age of 90.

Beloved wife of the late Richard Wolfenden. Loving mother of Judy Walpole and late Jean Hagerman (Rick).

Cherished grandmother of Aaron (Bree), Dan Walpole (Lindsay), Kathryn Walpole, Laura Swansey (Dennis) and Geoff Hagerman (Ashley). Treasured Gigi of 8 great grandchildren.

Dear sister of Earl Foster (Doris), the late Lois Honsburger and the late Noreen Thwaites (late Art). Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.


Wood JoanWOOD, Margaret 'Joan' (McPhee) - It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Joan on Thursday, September 21, 2017, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital.

Born in Sydney, Nova Scotia on April 18, 1944, Joan is survived by her husband John Stuart Wood, children Joanne Badgley (Rennie), Michael Wiebe (Hope), Judy Caperchione (Mark), Zoe Wood of England, John A. Wood (Terrie) of Stittsville, ON and the late Lee Grant Wood and sister-in-law Barbara Whitehead (late Allan) of Fareham, England.


Legeny IlonaLEGENY, Ilona Auguszta - Passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at NHS-St. Catharines.

Loving Edesanyam of Paul and Victoria, and Zoltan and Karla. Dearest Nagymama of Rodrigo, Daniela, Palko and Jonathan, Amanda, Heather and Joseph and great-grandmother to Keera.

Ilona was retired from the St. Catharines General Hospital.


Pentland MarkPENTLAND, Mark - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Thursday September 21, 2017 at the age of 57.

He will be reunited with his wife of 29 years, Roseann Pentland (2012).  Cherished and loved father of Ashley (Rob) Phelps, Jennifer Pentland and Samantha (Brian) Culp.  He will be missed dearly by his grandsons Nicholas Culp, Noah Phelps and coming soon Hunter Culp.

Dad will be fondly remembered by his brothers and sisters, Brenda (Frank) Ariganello, Van McKay, Wendy Schriver and Michael (Anita) Pentland, as well as many other family and friends.


Marinelli CamillaMARINELLI, Camilla – Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Wednesday September 20, 2017, three days before her 93rd birthday.

Beloved wife of the late Orazio (2004).

Cherished mother of Maria (John) Caruso and Tony (Josephine) Marinelli.

Much loved grandmother of Frances (Jamie) Leitch, Michael (Christine) Caruso, Roberto (Sarah) Caruso, Marco (Meghan) Caruso, Jennifer (Brad) Murray and Darren (Rosaly) Marinelli. Adored by her great-grandchildren Madeline, Ava, Andrew, Ellena, Annabelle, Ella and Isaiah.


Bigelow RosemaryBIGELOW, Rosemary (nee Gualtieri) - Passed peacefully with family by her side on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the age of 60.

Beloved wife of Winston of 27 years. Loving mother of Frankie (Karin) Jeffries. Cherished grandma of Justin, Destiny, Brandon and Joshua.

Survived by her siblings, inlaws, nieces, nephews and relatives. Special friend of Maria (Jeff) Stevens.

Predeceased by her mother Lucia (Carlo) Boccia and her father Domenic (Marie) Gualtieri and her granddaughter Lacey Jeffries. Also, her sister Amelia Gualtieri-Donavan and her mother and father in law Mary (Stanley) Bigelow. 


Gifford RogerGIFFORD, Roger Owen - Peacefully, at Edgewater Gardens on Wednesday September 20, 2017 in his 80th year.

Roger Gifford, beloved husband of the late Janet Gifford.

Lovingly remembered by his sister Marg, brother Gary and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bob and Joan Kriter. Sadly missed by his nieces, nephews and their families. Especially remembered at this time by Kathy and Dave.