Davis AustinDAVIS, Austin Brandon Lance - It is with great sadness we say goodbye to an amazing young man taken much too soon. At the age of 19, Austin passed away suddenly in Dunnville, ON, on June 9th, 2017.

Austin Brandon Lance Davis was born in Hamilton, Ontario, January 8th, 1998 to Lynne Poliquin and Don Davis. He was a vibrant, funny, and hard-working man with a heart of gold.

He will be remembered for his laughter and the love shared with his family and friends. He was a wild heart who loved just about anything on wheels.

 

Angelkotter HorstANGELKOTTER, Horst Heinz - After three years fighting Leukemia, Horst passed on June 9th, 2017 at 1:36 a.m., 2017.

He is survived by his best friend & loving wife Sylvia, his beloved daughter Natasha and loving son Karsten, along with grandkids Calan, Kyle, Kylie and James.

 

Lever ElijahLEVER, Elijah James Daniel - Elijah passed away surrounded by his loving family at the Douglas Memorial Hospital on Thursday, June 8th, 2017 at the age of 36.

Cherished husband of Ardina (nee Fidler). Proud and loving father of Bryson and Nash.

He leaves behind his mother Susan (George) McCleary and grandparents Peter and Mary Waytena. Beloved brother of Rachel, Isaiah, Summer and Rebecca.  Predeceased by his father Bill.

 

Crites ClaudeCRITES, Claude Camille - With his family by his side, he passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 8th, 2017 at Douglas Memorial Hospital at the age of 76.

He will be missed by his loving wife and best friend of 55 years Helen (nee Chevrette).

He was the beloved father of John Crites and Tammy (John) Shanahan, he was an amazing Puppy to grandchildren Caitlin (Dave) Williams, Ashley (Jason) Young, Courtney Crites and Dillan Crites and great grandchildren Penny Williams and Daryn Richards.

 

GOBEIL, Paul Emile - (1928 - 2017) -

Passed away peacefully at the Welland County General Hospital on Thursday June 8, 2017 at the age of 88 years.

Survived by his wife Cecile, 6 children, several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

Pihursky HelenPIHURSKY, Helen Dorothy (nee Ciotka) - Passed away peacefully on Thursday June 8, 2017 at Meadows of Dorchester in Niagara Falls, at the age 90, surrounded by family.

Predeceased by her loving husband Ilarij 'Larry' of 58 years and her siblings Sandy Ciotka, Harry Ciotka, Alexis Ciotka and Anna Ross.

Devoted mother of Anna Kanerva and Slawko 'Jerry' Pihursky (Marian). Cherished Baba to Kristine Kanerva-Giles (Craig), Jason Kanerva (Karen), Kylene Kanerva (Piotrek), Madonna and Taras. Beloved Great Baba to Justine, Braeden, Calum, Lochlain, Brady and Tiara.

 

Naar HelenNAAR, Helen Rose (nee Ruish) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Helen Rose Naar on Thursday June 8, 2017 at the GNGH in her 82nd year.

Loving wife of the late Steve Naar (2011).

Beloved mother of Rick Naar, Joe Naar (Angela) and Lisa Gorham (Kevin). Cherished grandmother of Christopher Naar, Michael Gorham, Derek Naar, Ricky Naar and Jared Naar. Survived by sister-in-law Jane Ruish (Fred) and nephew Brian Ruish, who lovingly provided care in her later years.

 

McKeown RobertMcKEOWN, Robert Thomas - Passed away suddenly at his home in Welland, Ontario on June 8, 2017 at the age of 69.

Devoted father, Grandpops, and loving husband; married to Patricia soon to be 45 years of marriage. Sons Mark (Carolyn) and Kyle (Laura), and his "stair-stepper" grandsons, 5, 6, 7 & 8 years old. Proud grandpops to Cole, Jack, Blake and Emmett.

Oldest of his siblings, Margaret, Ian, Anne, and Janet (Bob). Predeceased by his parents from Parry Sound, Justin & Mary McKeown.

 

Cairns AdaCAIRNS, Ada Louise (nee Davison) – Peacefully at Extendicare, St. Catharines on Thursday, June 8, 2017 in her 95th year.

Ada was born Jan. 21, 1923 to George and Gladys Davison of Brantford.

She is survived by one daughter, Bonnie Roland (Joe) of St. Catharines, 2 sons, Jack (Marlene) and David (Nancy), both of Pelham, and her sisters-in-law Frances Chamberlain (Bill) of Guelph, and Lynda Davison of Langley, B.C. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her husband of 67 ½ years, W. John (Buck) (2013), her parents, brothers George (Joan), Doug (Lee), Grant (Lynda) and her sisters Gladys Myhill (Den) & Joyce Quelch (John).

 

Des Roches RonDES ROCHES, Ronald Arthur – Suddenly at his residence on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Ron Des Roches of Calgary (formerly of Thorold, Ontario), in his 56th year.

Beloved son of Arthur and Donna Des Roches. Survived by his spouse Mary Lou. Dear father of Corey, Christian, Payton and step-father to Heather and Kass.

Brother of Gary Des Roches (Diana) and Shelley Porter (Don). Uncle Ron will also be missed by his nieces and nephews.

 

Kepecz NeldaKEPECZ, Nelda - Nelda passed away peacefully at Rapelje Lodge on Wednesday June 7, 2017 in her 83rd year.

Loving mother of Brian Kepecz (Nicole), Zachary Kepecz (Peggy), Lorelei Pacilli (Dino) and Edythe Rachar (Wesley). Proud grandmother of Joshua, Samuel, Jamie, Tyler, Brandon, Vincent, Sergio, Amy and Andrew.

Dear sister of Hazel Thibault and Margaret Cote. Nelda will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her parents George and Bessie Graves and her sister Elva Charette.

 

Pietroiusti GuidoPIETROIUSTI, Guido - Passed away at the Greater Niagara General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday June 7, 2017 at the age of 90.

Beloved husband of 61 years to Madeline (Legge) Pietroiusti. Dearly loved father of Louie (Carmela) Pietroiusti, Donna (David) Speller and Nina (David Arsenault) Pietroiusti.

Cherished Grandpa and Papa to David, Matthew, Stephanie and Madeline and Papa Nonno to Claire, Kate and Maxim.

 

Samson IdellaSAMSON, Mary Idella - Passed away peacefully at the Douglas Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the age of 92.

Loving wife of the late Stanley, beloved mother of Viola (Arthur), Ronald (Rose-Marie), Robert (Gloria) and Gail (Greg).

She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren.

 

Rotella LouisROTELLA, Louis - Passed away peacefully at Meadows of Dorchester on Wednesday June 7, 2017 at the age of 74.

Beloved husband of the late Laraine Rotella (2008). Dearly loved father of Lorri (Dan) Harkins.  Cherished Papa of Lexi and Jacob.

Dear brother of Dave (Linda) Rotella and brother-in-law of Dennis (Dee) Gabrielli and Louis Sargeson. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Sam and Constance Rotella, his in-laws Constantino and Lena Gabrielli and his sisters Carmel, Mary and Vera Rotella and Theresa Sargeson.

 

Blaich WillyBLAICH, William 'Willy' - After a short but courageous battle with cancer, Willy passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Wednesday June 7, 2017 at the age of 82.

Devoted and adored father of LeeAnn Johnson. Predeceased by his loving wife Matilda (2014), his daughter Lori McGuire (2001), son Craig (1966) and son-in-law Jamie Johnson (2015).

Loving Papa to Kristen, Kara, Michael, (Cass), and Matthew McGuire. Step-grandfather to Chris and Michelle Johnson. Special Uhr Opa/Great-Grandpa to Aubrey and Cohen Newman, Gavin McGuire, Michael Johnson and Alyssa Johnson Zamora. Also survived by nieces and a nephew in Canada and Germany.

 

Ross PeterROSS, Peter Mark Alastair - Suddenly at home on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, Peter Mark Alastair Ross passed away at the age of 45.

Beloved husband of Katie (nee DeJong) for nearly 19 years and a loving father to James and Michael.

Loved son of Marielle Ross (the late James), son-in-law of Linda and Bill DeJong, and grandson of the late Thomas Ross (the late Lena) and David Purcer (the late Doris).

 

DURR, Heinrich 'Henry' - Peacefully, on June 7, 2017 at Heidehof Home for the Aged at the age of 91.

Beloved husband of Katharina for 67 years.

Loving father of Katharina Rothenburger (Gerd), Harry Durr and Elisabeth Coney (Dave). Proud grandfather of Ricky Jenkener, Sonja Jenkener (Max), Avrie and Derek Coney. Fondly remembered by Donna Byl.

 

Vink ChristineVINK, Christine (nee Kudrick) - Christine passed away peacefully at home in the presence of her husband and best friend of 47 years, John on June 7, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer.  Christine was 64 years old.

Loving mother of Lori Heisler (Aaron), and John Vink.  Proud and loving Nina of Luke and Stella.  Dear sister of Cheryl Lamontagne (Dan), Michael Kudrick (Penny), and Gary Kudrick (Stephanie).  Best friend of Patty and Sandy Valleriani.

Christine will be sadly missed by many brothers and sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews.

 

Wherry DoreenWHERRY, Doreen Ethel - Into the arms of her Lord and Saviour, on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in her 87th year.

Dear and loving mother of Kathryn (Peter) van Dillen, Jennifer (Michael) Donovan, and Julie Wherry. Cherished grandmother of Ryland, and Shayna.

Predeceased by her husband Jack (1987).

 

Lemp RobertLEMP, Robert George - At Haldimand War Memorial Hospital, Dunnville on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at the age of 79.

Survived by his loving wife of 60 years Loreen (Kerr); children Norma (Steve) Glanville, Robert Jr. (Sandy), Doug (Lynda), Tracey (Bryan) Day, Cheryl (Dave) Riel; grandchildren Christopher, Melissa, Natasha, late Patsy, Ryan, Sarah, Nicole, Adam, Jessica, Hannah, many great-grandchildren, and sister Shirley Subonovich.

Also remembered by nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Predeceased by siblings Reg Lemp, Norma White, and Bev McConnell.

 

Leslie RetaLESLIE, Reta Alma - Peacefully at Haldimand War Memorial Hospital, Dunnville, on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in her 92nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Fred (2011) for 66 years.

Dear mother of Sharon (late Nelson) Robinson, late Arnie (Irene) Leslie, and Robert (Linda) Leslie.

Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Ted (Jenn), Heidi (Jim), Ken (Rachel), Tina (Dan), Dan (Sandy), Danielle (Wade), Aaron (Deneen), Justin (Kyley), Kyle (Amarinda), and 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

 

Brown WayneBROWN, Wayne - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Wayne, peacefully at his home on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at the age of 44.

Loving Dad to Dalton and Holly.

Wayne will be dearly missed by Chantelle, his siblings, adoptive mother Mary Kelley, mother Patricia, friends and many other extended family members.

 

Gierczak EdwardGIERCZAK, Edward FrankSuddenly, on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at the age of 63 at the Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga.

Beloved son of the late Tadeusz (2012) and Stefania.

Cherished brother of Eugene and his wife Jacqueline (nee van Teunenbroek) and their children Melissa and Michael, and Richard and his wife Mary Ann (nee Baccolini) and their children Jenna, Nicholas.

 

Paonessa PeppinoPAONESSA, Peppino – It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Peppino Paonessa on Tuesday the 6th day of June, 2017 (a month shy of his 95th birthday), with his loving family by his side.

Peppino is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Aurora (nee Rotella), his loving daughter Barbara (Tom) Leo, and his precious granddaughter, Joanne Leo.

Peppino leaves behind his sister, Maria Mangiacasale. Peppino is predeceased by his brothers Luigi, Raffaele and Francesco Paonessa. Peppino is also predeceased by his brother-in-law Peppino Mangiacasale, and his brother-in-law Alfred Rotella and his wife Teresa.

 

Fancy RobinFANCY, Robin - Passed away suddenly at Greater Niagara General Hospital on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at the age of 34.

Beloved daughter of Patty and the late Steve Fancy (2014).

Dearly loved mother of Layla.

Cherished sister of Tina (Jason). Loving aunt of Skylar and John. Caring granddaughter of Shirley Chicoski.

 

Wright BlenusWRIGHT, The Honourable Blenus P. - Born; Tweed, Ontario on June 2, 1934 - Died; Toronto, Ontario on June 6, 2017

Beloved husband to Audrey Haufschild Wright for 58 years, and amazing Dad to Melanie Wright, Allison Payne and Wenonah & her husband Rob Tallman. Loving Grandpa to Duncan & the late Nigel Payne, Brendan, Joshua, Aidan & Briar Tallman.

Graduate of the Ontario Agricultural College 1952, Abilene Christian University B.Sc. & M.A.1963, Osgoode Hall Law School LL.B 1968 & LL.M 1988 and appointed as a judge of the Ontario Court of Justice, General Division April 15, 1991.