Rice BonnieRICE, Bonnie Joyce - It is with heavy hearts that the family of Bonnie announces her peaceful passing on July 11th, 2017 at the Niagara Health - St. Catharines Site.

She was Born in Truro, Nova Scotia on August 30th, 1952 to the late George and Jean Moore. Her great smiles, quick wit and infectious laughter will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was a cherished Mother to daughter Tammy and son Glen. She loved the title of "Nana" and was a proud Grandmother to Meagan, James, Amanda, Brandon, William and Luke. Aurora, her great-granddaughter was the apple of her eye.

 

Molenaar GerryMOLENAAR, Gerardus Joseph 'Gerry' - Passed away peacefully after a brief battle with cancer on July 10, 2017 in his 70th year.

He will be missed by his sons Scott (Robyn), Terry, and by his girlfriend Barb, and her children Marnie and David. Dear papa of Byron, Jayden and Jax. Survived by his brothers Hank, Nick, Ted (Betty), John (Annette) and Ron (Cindy).

Predeceased by his parents Nick & Hendrika.

 

Benevento MariaBENEVENTO, Maria - Passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on July 10, 2017, in her 82nd year.

Beloved wife of 62 years to the late Leonardo. Cherished mother of Francesca (the late Mario) Caucci, Angela (Vince) Medici and the late Josephine Benevento-Maniaci.

Much loved Nonna of Pietro (Corrine), Leonardo (Emily) and Silvestro (Janelle) Caucci; Maria Rosa Maniaci, Angela-Marie (Matthew) McPherson and Leonardo Medici. Little Nonna to Milena, Cynthia, Sophia, Mario, Nicolas and Valentina. Dear sister of Rosario Tocco.

 

LAWRENCE, Bud McPherson - Passed away at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital in St. Catharines on Monday, July 10, 2017 at the age of 94.

Bud was recently widowed by his wife Thelma.

Survived by his nephew Alistair.

 

Dambeau MartyDAMBEAU, Martin Harold 'Marty' - Suddenly at his home on Monday, July 10th, 2017 in his 64th year.

Marty, beloved husband to Jan. Dear father of Martin and his wife Michelle, Step-father to Josh and Breanna. Poppa to Breanna, Shay-Lynn, Jabez, C.J., and Roxy.

Lovingly remembered by his sister Kelly and his nieces Crystal and Jackie.

 

Vasas CharlesVASAS, Charles - Passed away peacefully at Pioneer Elder Care, St. Catharines on Monday, July 10, 2017 in his 99th year.

Beloved husband of the late Anne Vasas (67 years). Father of Barbara Carll and Carol West. Cherished grandpa to Justin Carll, Tara Carll, Hali Carll and great-grandson Mathew Mattei and great-granddaughter Kailey Wilson.
He will also be missed by several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Rosa (Kohary) and Lawrence Vasas and siblings Rose Vasas, Kelly Vasas, Chester Vasas, Zoli Vasas, Eugene (Jim) Vasas.

 

Linton DavidLINTON, David - It is with saddened heart that our family announces the passing of our husband, father, papa and brother. David passed away at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Monday July 10, 2017 at the age of 75.

Beloved husband of Brenda for 53 years. Dearly loved father of Derek (Jaimie).  Cherished papa of Ella and Alec.

Dear brother of Lloyd (Deborah). Loving brother-in-law of Austin, Ron and Dennis (Joan) Pearson and Rhodena (Terry) MacKinnon. Predeceased by his loving nephew Terrance MacKinnon and his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Anita and Tom MacKenzie.

 

BOLL, Walburga Bernhardine 'Bert' (Rittner) -  It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Walburga Bernhardine (Rittner) Boll in her 86th year on July 10th, 2017 at Greater Niagara General Hospital.

"Bert" was born October 1, 1931 in Germany. Predeceased by her loving husband Kenneth Edwin Boll. She will be missed by her sons Charles (Annelie) Rittner, Ralph Rittner (Beverley Knight) and Robert Rittner (Melanie Bajic).

 

White BillWHITE, William 'Bill' - Passed away peacefully, with his family at his side, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Sunday July 9, 2017 at the age of 80.

Caring husband of Vivian. Loving father of Derek (Lisa) White, Cherished brother of George White and Audrey Cousineau. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Bill worked for 23 years for Cyanamid of Canada before starting his second career with 5-0 Taxi and working for 22 years.

 

Mikolich LisaMIKOLICH, Lisa Marie – It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Lisa Mikolich on July 9, 2017.

Lisa was deeply loved by her parents Frank & Mary Mikolich, her brother Don (Sarah) Mikolich, her sister Deanna (David) Hammel, her nephews James and Adam and niece Sophie, and all her family and friends.

 

Dunn BevDUNN, Beverly Joan 'Bev' - Our beloved mother, grandmother and friend peacefully passed away at home on July 9, 2017 at the age of 81.

Predeceased by her loving husband of 59 years, James Dunn on December 25, 2016.

She will be greatly missed by her three children, Jim Dunn (Kathleen), Jane Doan (Scott) and Jo-Anne Smith. She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Jimmy (Katie), Courtney (Brandon), Caitlin, Amanda (Brad), Ryan, Owen and Madeline. She was also thrilled and honoured to be a Great Grandmother to Nora and Nicholas (Nico).

 

Chemerika RickCHEMERIKA, Rick - With profound sadness, the family announces the passing of Rick, tragically in Wawa as the result of an accident on Sunday July 9, 2017 at the age of 58.

Rick was the most amazing and loving husband to Anne (nee Western), the proudest father to Jennifer (Terry Lima), Eric (Melissa), Cody and the happiest Grampa to Eastyn, Lincoln and grandbaby #3 on the way. Rick was a very loving son to Willie and Josie Chemerika.

Predeceased by his parents-in-law Max and Gladys Western. Fun and loving brother to Jan (Leo Sanderson), Laurie (Chuck Pander), Wendell, Madelene (Ken Robb) and Michelle Swiscoski. Brother-in-law to Larry Western (Joanne) and John Western (Linda), predeceased by Bill Western.

 

MacDONALD, Betty Marie - Peacefully with family by her side at Millenium Trail Manor, Niagara Falls on Sunday, July 9th, 2017 in her 91st year.

Beloved wife of the late "Doodie" MacDonald (2004).

Loving mother of Reg (Vickie) MacDonald of Niagara Falls and Deby (Don) West of Grand Island, N.Y. Much loved grandmother of Brett (Sheila) and Blair May and great-grandma of Ripley. Dear sister of Kathleen, Shirley, Larry, Arty Murray and the late Mona, Lloyd, John, Alwyn, Clyde and Stuart Murray.

 

COLLUCCI, Robert Patrick (Beak) - With deep sorrow we announce that Robert, born April 21, 1966 passed away suddenly at home with family on July 9, 2017.

Robert leaves behind his mother Diane, brother Gordon, sister Judy, and Norma. Predeceased by his father John Collucci. Gordon was a dear uncle to Gordon, Stephanie, John, Luke and Malakia.

 

Zagaritis SamZAGARITIS, Serafim 'Sam' - It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of Serafim on Saturday, July 8th, 2017 in his 84th year.

Loving Godfather to Bobby Argiropoulos. Cherished friend to the Mertzanis family.

Survived by brothers Panagiotis and Elias and his sister Stella. Predeceased by his parents Haralambos and Sotiria Zagaritis and his sister Efrosini.

 

Monfette NormMONFETTE, Norm – Passed away peacefully at the St. Catharines General Hospital, on Saturday July 8, 2017, in his 61st year.

Norm leaves behind his loving wife Kim, along with his children Kevin (Carrie Massura) Monfette and Brad (Sophie) Monfette.

He will be fondly remembered by his adored grandchildren, Kalina, Fiona and Felix, and sadly missed by his extended family and many friends.

 

Geczy EmmyGECZY, Emmy (Vargha) - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Saturday July 8, 2017 at the age of 92.

Beloved wife of Alex for 17 years. Dearly loved mother of Attila (Eveline) Vargha and Aniko (John) Wegener.

Cherished sister of Maria Boudreau (the late Gerry). She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.

 

Browne BillBROWNE, William A.S. 'Bill' - (September 26, 1931 – July 8, 2017) - Bill Browne, in his 86th year, passed away peacefully at the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital.

Sadly missed by his wife of 40 years, Wyntje (deGram). Father to John (Shelley), Patricia (Bob), Sheri (Rick) and Peter (Carrolynne).

Grandfather to Jennifer (Adrian), Dara (Kevin), Rachel (Shannon), Jordon, Courtney (Shawn), Sean (Marissa), Tyler (Jenn) and Kayla (Michael). As well as Great-Grandfather to Tanzi, Maverick and Luke.

 

Caselton DonCASELTON, Donald 'Don' - Passed away at the Greater Niagara General Hospital  on Saturday July 8, 2017 at the age of 77.

Beloved husband of 59 years to Verlene Caselton.  Dearly loved father of Lon Caselton, John Caselton, Shawn Caselton. Shari (Richard) DeForest and Valerie Caselton (Ron Lovell).

Cherished Grandpa of James, Jeffrey, Brandon, Sarah, Amber, Arielle, Cameron, Jessica, Matthew and Kane and Great-Grandpa of Lucas and Nathan. Dear brother-in-law of Jim (the late Bev) Rogozinski.  Dear uncle of Missy, Mandy and the late Jenny.

 

Betzner DavidBETZNER, David Allen - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David Betzner. He passed peacefully on July 8th, 2017 at the age of 56 with family and friends by his side at the Bickle Palliative Care Centre.

David will be remembered as a warm hearted and cheerful man who was devoted to his family and friends.

David was a loving husband and companion to Tanya Purchase. Adoring father to Alexander Betzner who brought true joy to his life.

Cherished son, who will be sorely missed by his parents Ann and Leon Betzner; his sister Lynn Betzner (husband Robert Lyon) and their children Atticus and Adeleine Lyon.

 

Davis StevenDAVIS, Steven - It is with extreme sadness we announce the sudden passing of Steven Davis on Saturday July 8th, 2017 at the age of 32.

Cherished son of Andrée (nee Benoit) Davis and Gregory Davis.

He is loved and will be missed by his two young children; Brayden and Michelle Davis. Dear brother of Michael Davis (Johnathan Wallace) and Jennifer Davis (Tony Van Geemen).  He also leaves the love of his life Elizabeth Milne and his grandma Jean Davis along with his many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

 

Porteous OpalPORTEOUS, Opal Jerinne (nee Beamer) - It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our mother. Mom passed away peacefully at Henley House in her 90th year on Saturday, July 8, 2017 following a debilitating battle with Alzheimer disease.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Robert (1998).

Cherished mother of Heather Beck (Al Harrison) and Robin Hildebrand (Bob).  Dearly loved grandmother of Shannon Beck and Matthew Hildebrand (Lauren Schryvers).

 

Pollock DavidPOLLOCK, David - Passed away peacefully after a brief battle with cancer on July 8, 2017 in his 68th year.

He will be sadly missed by his mother Myrtle (Marr) Pollock, cousins Linda Kramer, Randy White, Francis Battista, and Elaina Marr and their families, as well as many friends and co-workers from Woodbine Racetrack.

 

Aiello SophiaAIELLO, Sophia (nee Panagopoulos) -  Passed away peacefully with family at her side at Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton on Friday, July 7, 2017 at the age of 44 after a long battle with cancer.

Beloved wife of Ralph Aiello.

Cherished daughter of Sam and Giota Panagopoulos. Dearly loved sister of Gus Panagopoulos.  Dear daughter-in-law of Frank and Caterina Aiello.

 

Schachowskoj ElizabethSCHACHOWSKOJ, Elizabeth – At the Niagara Falls Hospital on Friday July 7, 2017 Elizabeth Schachowskoj of Virgil, aged 78 years.

Wife of the late Arnold (2009).

Dear mother of Kent and wife Angela, Glen, Jodi, Jana and husband Nathan Wasylowich. Loved grandmother of Stephen & Erin. Sister of John Dyck, Edward Dyck and Erika Willms.

 

Hicks FloydHICKS, Dr. Floyd Clinton - Of Port Colborne, passed away peacefully at Northland Pointe on Friday, July 7, 2017 at the age of 86 years.

Dear husband of Alice (nee Hewgill) Hicks, loving father of Gregory (Jill) Hicks of Bedford, Nova Scotia, Trish (Craig) Hogg of Port Colborne and Timothy (Elizabeth) Hicks of Orrville, Ohio.

Dear grandfather of Matthew, Amy, Sarah, Teddy, Hannah, Ryan (Kristen), Alison (Ryan), Graeme (Caitlin), Kieran, Harley (Ashley), Nelson (Jenn) and Sadie (Brad). Loving great grandfather of Emery, Quinn, Jacob, Amelia, Sperry, Charlie Jean, Juniper, Sofia and Patrick.