Ball JamesBALL, James Albert - Passed away suddenly at home, on Wednesday May 17th, 2017, age 59.

He is survived by his best friend and soul mate, wife Nancy. Will be missed by his son Eric, and Nancy's children Rebecca (Justin) Wagner, Scott (Jennifer) Hudson, and Steven Hudson.

Cherished Grampy Jim to Gavin, Joel, and Benjamin.


Kotyk GwenKOTYK, Gwendolyn Lois (Bastings) - (October 5, 1926 - May 17, 2017) - 

You’ll never know just how much I love you,
You’ll never know just how much I care…
("You’ll Never Know” - Dick Haymes)

Gwendolyn Kotyk passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

Predeceased by her loving husband of 60 years, Walter (2009). Beloved mother of Linda Carriere, David Kotyk, Gary (Kate) Kotyk, and Glen Kotyk. Predeceased by son-in-law, James Carriere (2001).


GALLAGHER, Joseph Scot - After a lengthy illness. Scot passed away May 17th, 2017 in his 53rd year.

He is survived by his mom Christine, wife Dana and son Travis.


BARNETT, Alfred Calvin - (Vet WWII) - At the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital, Dunnville on Tuesday May 17, 2017 in his 91st year.

Lovingly remembered by his daughter Carol Dennis), sons Brian (Christine), Dale (Evelyn), Roxanne and Dennis Greene of NFLD. Grandchildren Mike, Josh, Adam, Aury, Greg, Kevin, Ashley (Sean), Adam M. , great grandsons Ty, Brady, Kaleb, Conor, Logan, Skyler, and Kolton.

Sadly missed by his brother Gary (Verna) and family.


THOMPSON, Thomas Ivan - Suddenly, at home on May 17, 2017 in his 85th year.

At Tom’s request their is no visitation or funeral service.


Spencer AnnSPENCER, Teresa 'Ann' (nee Hayes) - It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden, yet peaceful passing, of Ann (Teresa) Spencer (nee Hayes) on Wednesday May 17, 2017, in her 64th year.

Beloved wife and best friend of Randy Spencer. Devoted mother of Christian, Nyles and Sarah (Phil).Adoring grandmother to Solomon and baby girl (Oct 17').

Daughter of Denise Hayes and the late William Hayes of Peterborough, On. Dear sister of Michael (Leslie), Brian (Mary), Stephen (Helen), Mark (Renate), Mary Beth (Ray), Diane (Steve), Marty, and Kerry (Eric). She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.


ROBINSON, Lois Amber - At Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, Lois Robinson of Vineland, aged 83 years.

Beloved wife of Eric and dear mother of Sandra (predeceased), Diane, Terry, Yvonne, Michelle (predeceased).


Lennie JoanLENNIE, Joan Ida - (August 23, 1934 – May 16, 2017) - It is with much sadness that we announce the painful loss of Joan, a wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 surrounded by the love of her family at the St. Catharines General Hospital.

Always knowing that she was a strong woman, she exhibited immense strength during her short, but courageous battle.

Joan will be deeply missed by the love of her life of 61 years, John Lennie. Joan is predeceased by her eldest daughter, Avril Wilshire (Peter), but a piece of Joan’s heart is finally mended, seeing her again. She will be sadly missed by her surviving children, Tracey Ottaviano (Bruno) and Johnnie Lennie, as well as her grandchildren, Lauren Wilshire, Brittany Sergnese (Christopher), Paige Ottaviano and Thalia Ottaviano (Mark) and her great grandchild, Masimiliano Sergnese.


Drake GlennDRAKE, Glenn Steven - Peacefully in his home, Glenn passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at the age of 70.

Beloved husband of Sharon Richards. Dad of Starleen, Stephen, the late Kim, and step-father of Tracy (Michael) and Kimberley.

Loving Papa will be missed by Cody, Cameron, Courtney, Brooke, Madison, and also by his great-grandchildren.

Dear brother of Judy, Joanne, Calvin, Stanley and Jim. Glenn will be missed and fondly remembered by his family.


McShane NickMcSHANE, Nicholas 'Nick' - It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Nick McShane on May 16, 2017 - taken from this world far too soon at the age of 35.

Loving husband of Jessica, and adoring father of Gray, Weston and Ruby.  Much loved son of Shelly, older brother to Emily (Marek Zaleski) and Zak (Chelsie). Also survived by his father, Les Taylor and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Favourite son-in-law to Monika, and the late Jim Johnson. Beloved brother-in-law to Jay and Kristen Johnson.

Predeceased by his sister Winter-Leigh McShane (1986) and his cherished "Granny" Naomi Stewart (2004).


Doucet MarcelDOUCET, Marcel - On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017, Marcel Doucet passed away at the St. Catharines Hospital surrounded by his loving family at the age of 70.

Beloved husband of Rachelle (nee Lamontagne) and cherished father of Danny (Megan Sword) and Lindsay (David Siegel). Proud grandfather of Sebastian and Alyvia Siegel.

He will be missed by his brothers Leon (Réjeanne), René (Alice), Jack (Bonnie), Raymond (Louise), Jean-Claude, Clermont (Trudy), Denis (Phyllis), and sisters Laurette Grenier (Georges), Jacqueline Martin (Fred) and Yollande Albano.

Predeceased by his parents Daniel and Geneviève (nee Côté) Doucet. 


Bailey GeraldBAILEY, Gerald Ernest – Passed away at home on May 16, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 57.

Loving spouse and best friend of Denise.

Cherished son of Mary Bailey and the late Ernest. Lovingly remembered by his special aunt and uncle, Laura and Jim McKeegan as well as several cousins.


Giessen ChristalGIESSEN, Christal - Peacefully and with her family by her side on Tuesday May 16th, 2017 at the age of 75 years. 

Predeceased by her husband Rolf Giessen (Feb 10, 2013).

Cherished mother to Dagmar (Wayne) Chindemi and Peter Giessen (Leiyla). Special Oma to Natalie (Corey) Gervason, Alex Watkins, Lukas Chindemi and Lia Chindemi; Great-Oma to Grant and Isabelle Gervason; and step-grandmother to Camilla, Jade and Nathan Chindemi and Mila Bogosi.


Biller ScottBILLER, Scott - Passed away at the Erie County Medical Center, on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in his 55th year.

Beloved husband of Cassie (nee Sider) for 29 years. Loving father of Robert, Taveia Bartol (Adam), Elizabeth and Bryce and cherished grandfather of Darrion.

Dearly loved son of Deanna and the late Robert Biller. Dear brother of Heather Hall (Kevin). Predeceased by his brother Bruce.


Bowles RitaBOWLES, Rita - (1929 - 2017) - It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Rita Bowles on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

Beloved wife of the late Cyril (2014).

Loved mother of Jackie Kerr and her husband Thomas and Colleen Cook and her husband Barry. Cherished grandmother of Jeffrey, Jeremy, Elizabeth, Erin and Dana and great-grandmother of Gage.

Dear sister of Ida Barnes and sister-in-law of Dorothy Golding and Colin Bowles who reside in England.


Daley JaquelineDALEY, Jaqueline Marie - Jaqueline passed away at the Welland County Hospital on May 16, 2017, at the age of 79.

Predeceased by her parents and sister Florence Smith. Loving mother to Janet (Franco) Gigone, Dan (Angela), Ray (Jackie) and Mike (Theresa).

Proud grandmother of Brittania (Patrick) Davis, Justin, Nick (Molly) Gigone, Dan (Allsion), Barny (Erin), Laura (Peter) Patrakus, Parma Cashman, Greg, Mike (Peggy), Jackie, and Spencer; and many great-grandchildren.


DEDRICK, Curtis, Sr. - Passed away May 16th, 2017 at the St. Catharines General Hospital at the age of 84 years.

He is survived by his daughter Carolyn (Woodstock, On), son Curtis Jr. of Hamilton, grand daughter, Margaret and two great grandchildren.


STITT, M. Gale - Peacefully passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 with her loving family at her side at the Juravinski Hospital, in her 77th year.

Devoted and compassionate wife of Harry Stitt for 27 years. Loving mother of Susan Woodruff (Barry), Nancy Gorchysnski, Michael Knezevevich (Cheryl) and David Knezevich.

Cherished grandmother of Jennifer Woodruff, Derek Gorchynski, Taylor Knezevich and Kennedy Knezevich. Also, survived by her adoring mother Mildred Heximer and predeceased by her father Jack Heximer.


MacGIRR, Albert 'Bert'  - (April 19, 1931 - May 16, 2017)

It is with sad hearts we share that Bert passed away peacefully on May 16, 2017 with family by his side at the Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton in his 86th year.

Bert will be remembered as a hardworking, passionate man, devoted to his family, friends and who enjoyed being at the cottage tinkering or on the golf course. Bert was also a successful and proud owner of a Home Hardware store in Grimsby, Ontario for a number of years.


Riesebosch JaneRIESEBOSCH, Jetsche 'Jane' (nee Withaar) - Our mom died peacefully on Monday, May 15, 2017 in her 97th year.

She was born in Zwolle, Holland in 1920. Mom was a wonderful person who was loved by all. She was very stoic, strong in character and in her faith. We will miss her dearly but we know she is in a better place to be with her Lord and Savior and with her husband Marinus who died in 1986.

Mom is survived by her three sons; Henry (Colleen), Marten and Harry (Lucille) and two daughters; Rita Zaturski (Paul) and Jane Koetsier.


Belanger JacquesBELANGER, Jacques - Passed away peacefully on May 15, 2017 at the Douglas Memorial Hospital in his 72nd year.

Beloved father of Nicole Barker (Bruce Pitman) and Michelle Belanger (Brandon Gingras). Loving grandpa of Aime-Lee, Jaime-Lee, Andre and great grandpa of Jack. Dear brother of Simon Belanger and Louise Beaudoin (Roger).

Predeceased by his son Yvon Belanger – 1989.


Pawlak ChristinePAWLAK, Christine - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mom, Christine on Monday, May 15, 2017 at the age of 55 years.

Loving mother Ron Debusschere (Amanda) and Scott Debusschere, dear grandmother of Avah and Londyn, much loved daughter of Helen Pawlak and sister of David (Cheryl) and Brian (Linda).

She will be missed by her niece Tanya and nephew Wade.


Girt MurrayGIRT, Murray - Passed away peacefully on Monday May 15, 2017 at St Catharines General Hospital.

Murray is survived by his loving wife Grace (nee Mitton) of 59 wonderful years. Born in Hamilton on September 30, 1928.

Predeceased by his parents, Herbert and Irene (McCay) Girt and sister Dorothy McBurney, he is survived by sister Florence Wood. Proud parent of daughters Valerie (Tony Cicconi), Lynne (Chris Swift) and Barbara (Marc Frenette).Will be missed by grandchildren Michael (Sabrina), Lou (Melissa), Luisa (Jake), Kyla (Nadia), Braden (Selina), Jessica and step grandsons Zachary, Jacob & Matthieu and great grandson Anthony.


MURDOCK, James Hugh 'Jim' - At Welland General Hospital on May 15, 2017 in his 71st year.

Jim Murdock, predeceased by his parents John and Phyllis Murdock. Sadly missed by his sister Anne, brother Eldon and their families. Predeceased by his two sisters.

Sadly missed by his dear family and friends in Dunnville.


DeBlois MitchDeBLOIS, Mitch (Michel) – Surrounded by the love of his family, Mitch passed peacefully from this life into the loving arms of his parents on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, 2017 at the age of 46.

Beloved husband and best friend of Tina.

Dear brother of Joanne Corbeil (Luc), Sylvia DeBlois (Murray Simkin) and brother-in-law of Barry Ward Jr. (Kelly) and Seth Ward (Lauren). Cherished son-in-law of Elaine Burns (Perry). Loving uncle of Roxanne (Bruce), Shane (Lakyn), Melanie, Sarah, Brenden, Hayden, Evie, Ava and great-uncle of Mackenzie and Bryce.

Sadly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and his precious companions, his dogs Miekka and Mya-Mai.

Predeceased by his parents Julien and Jocelyne DeBlois who both passed in 2016.


Forrester PatriciaFORRESTER, Patricia Anne - Passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Sunday May 14, 2017 at the age of 75.

Predeceased by her husband John. Loving mother of James Penney, Lori LaPointe (Matt) and step-mother of Harry Forrester, Sharon Forrester and Rick Forrester (Cat).

Cherished gram of Dustin Denison and many loving step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sadly missed by many friends.