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Arsenault EmilienARSENAULT, Émilien - It is with great sadness that the family of Émilien Arsenault announces his peaceful passing at the Welland Hospital on October 17th, 2017.

Devoted husband of the late Paulette (née Thiffault).  Cherished father of Lynne (Bruce), France and Renée (Jean-Guy).  Adored grand-papa of Kristan (Alison), Claudine (Herbert), Olivia (Kevin), Adam (Heidi), Mathieu and the late Émilie. Great grand-papa to Seren, Lexie Rose, Éloïse, Mia and Lloyd.

He leaves in mourning his sisters and brothers Hilda, Roland, Marielle and Lise. Predeceased by his parents Jean-Marie and Clarisse, and also by his brothers and sisters Louis, Albert, Jeannette, Rolande, Gilberte, Raymond and Michel of Québec.


Lariviere RogerLARIVIERE, Roger – Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Woolcott Wing, Welland General Hospital on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the age of 72.

Beloved husband of 51 years to Beverley. Dear father of Michelle (Mike DeLuca). Loving Grandpa of Alex and Sophia. Dear brother of the late Norma and Yolande (the late Paul Cote).

Roger worked at the Union Carbide as a Millwright for 35 years before retiring in 1999.


Addante ItaliaADDANTE, Italia - Peacefully at the NHS-Niagara falls Site, on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the age of 79.

Beloved mother of late Johnny, Luciana (Carmelo), Danny (Franca), Tony (Rosa). Cherished Nonna of Francesco, Carmelo Jr, Catherine, Michael, and Stephano. Great Nonna of Dylan.

Italia will be sadly missed by her brothers in Italy Armando, and Umberto, and Colino.

Italia was predeceased by her 2 sisters, and 5 brothers.


Blokzijl AnnieBLOKZIJL, Anje 'Annie' - Passed away peacefully, she went home to her Lord and Saviour on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Welland Hospital in her 90th year.

Beloved wife of the late Henk for 42 years. Loving mother of Anneke (Donald) Bliss, Allan (Mary), Ed, Taya Mathias, Paul (Teresa), and Teetsia (Clayton) Kelly.

Dear Oma of Chuck (Mandy), Brian (Becca), the late Jamie, Libby (Chak), Daniel (Kim), Pamela (Conrad) Lof, Sabrina (Royce) Mills, Hilary (Russell), Timothy, Robert (Martika), Avalon (Mike) Martik, Julie Sibbald (Colin), Brian (Deanna) Milne and great Oma of James, Emile and Joeb.


Reimer JacobREIMER, Jacob – At the St. Catharines General Hospital on Tuesday October 17, 2017, Jacob Reimer of Virgil, aged 92 years.

Beloved husband of Justine and dear father of Hannelore (Lorie deceased), Henry Janzen, Wally (Kathryn deceased) Reimer, Trudi (Peter) Heidebrecht, and Art Reimer.

Loving grandfather of Ken, Tim, Chris; Rick, Monica; Beth and Izaak. Also survived by 13 great grandchildren.


McIntee EleanorMcINTEE, Eleanor Joyce (nee Pauls) - (1946 – 2017) - On October 17, 2017, after a long brave battle with cancer.

Loving wife of Dan for 46 wonderful years. Dear mother of Rachael (Scott Miller) of California, Susan Neely of Stirling and Kirk (April) of Thessalon. Also survived 9 Grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Dear sister of Ron (Rita) Pauls, Carol (Tim) Cook, Marlene (Bud) Ashby, Bernice (Paul) Lickman. Will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by parents Dan & Clara Pauls.


Kuhl ArnoKUHL, Arno Herbert - “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. – John 4: 1-3.

At the St. Catharines General Hospital on Tuesday October 17, 2017, Arno Kuhl, aged 87 years.

Beloved husband of Ilse and dear father of RoseMarie (John) Jaeckel, Rainer (Juanita) Kuhl, Michael (Susie) Kuhl, Mark (Lucia) Kuhl. Loving grandfather of Tabea, Niel: Leah, Jordan; Lucas, Simon and great grandfather of Levi, Ezra, Sapphire, Zeraphine and Kolton.

Brother of Guenther and Astrid. Predeceased by parents Richard & Lilli Kuhl and a younger brother Dieter.


Miklosik JohnMIKLOSIK, John Jr. - Age 87, a long term resident of Port Colborne and a recent resident of Portal Village, went home October 17th, 2017 to be with his father and mother John and Zuzanna, brother Andrew and sister-in-law Judy.

Born on May 4th, 1930 he attended DeWitt Carter Public School and Port Colborne High School and graduated in 1949. He then attended the American Television Institute in Chicago. He immediately joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto as a technical engineer, in the burgeoning new technology of television supervising about 100 Engineers and technicians.

He retired after 35 years of living in Toronto and returned to Port Colborne. Exhibiting his love of Port Colborne he donated the family homestead to Habitat for Humanity.


Cross JohnCROSS, John Henry – John passed away, peacefully, at home on Monday, October 16, 2017 in his 88th year.

Cherished life-long partner of Mona Aubertin. He will be sadly missed by his daughters Angela Leveille (Gabriel), Nina Pidlesny (Bob Story), Rita Stewart and his stepdaughter Monique Aubertin.

Also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Dear cousin of Grace Philips, Al Beaver (Dorothy), Shirley Deboer (Arthur) and Raymond Beaver (Louise).

Predeceased by his mother Edith Beaver.


Buck BrodyBUCK, Brody Dalton Darrel - Age 25, died suddenly on Monday, October 16, 2017.

Brody was born Dec. 11, 1991, in St. Catharines and was a lifelong area resident. He worked as a roofer with various companies over the years.  He took pride in his work and was developing his own company.

Brody was blessed with a great sense of humour, he loved family gatherings and was an exceptional friend who was always there with a listening ear and a warm heart.

Brody took pride in being a mentor to his younger brother Jake.


Sked GladysSKED, Gladys May (nee Howe) - Peacefully on Monday, October 16, 2017 at Chateau Gardens in Niagara-On-The-Lake at 96 years of age.

Gladys immigrated to Canada from the UK in 1967.

She was the Mum of David Alexander Sked and Sheila Anne Shaw-Sked. Nana of Sarah, Sharon, Benjamin, Simone, Rosheen and Richard; Grandma of Nova, Portia, Luke, Pippa, Dan and Seren.


Neilson MargaretNEILSON, Margaret Rae - With her loving husband by her side at Hospice Niagara on Monday, October 16, 2017 in her 77th year.

Beloved wife of Jim for 56 years. Loving mother of David & Margaret and Ian & Adrienne. Mother-in-law of Catherine.

Devoted grandma of Jack (Andrea), Alex, Hamish, Mary, Camryn, Meghan and Vanessa and Great-Grandmother of Holden. She is survived by her sister Isobel and family in Scotland.


Falcioni JoanFALCIONI, Joan Isabelle (nee Foley) - Of Port Colborne, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Gilmore Lodge in Fort Erie on Monday, October 16, 2017 at the age of 85 years.

Beloved wife of Ramo Falcioni for 65 years, loving mother of Sheila (Doug) Brown, Sue Ellen (Kevin MacMillan) Robison, Randy (Pat) Falcioni, Joe (Melissa) Falcioni and Laurie (Ron) Crews, loving grandmother of 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, sister of Aubrey (Rebecca) Foley, sister-in-law of Mondie (John) Tudan, Joy Foley and Ron Vollick.


Di Pardo Angelo 2Di PARDO, Angelo - Peacefully at NHS-St. Catharines Site, on Monday, October 16, 2017, at the age of 88.

Beloved husband of Maddalena for over 58 years. Loving father of Carmela, and Joe (Cathy). Cherished grandfather of Christopher (Teresa), and Jennifer.

Angelo will be sadly missed by his brother Costanzo (Flora), and his brother in law Arcangelo Fiorillo (Mary), and many nieces and nephews.

Angelo was predeceased by his father and mother Michele and Carmela Di Pardo, and his step mother Incoronata, and his brothers Antonio (Antonietta), Emelio, and Donato.


Steltman BrendaSTELTMAN, Berentje 'Brenda' -  Passed away October 16, 2017. Brenda left her earthly tent which was worn and broken. She now has a building from God, an eternal house in heaven (taken from 2 Cor. 5:1).

Brenda was predeceased by her husband Bein (1995) and by all her siblings.

Her sweet and tender smile and that twinkle in her eyes will be missed by her children: Jen and Henk tenOever, Ed and Diane, Robert (Jo-Anne✝), and Fred and Maureen.


DeGroot TinaDeGROOT, Tina - Called Home to be with her Lord and Saviour, Tryntje DeGroot (nee Heida) passed away on October 16, 2017 at the age of 80.

Beloved wife of the late Clarence DeGroot (2007). Dear sister of the late Clarence Heida (Trix), the late Yitty Leenstra (Fred), Jim Heida (Christine), the late Jack Heida (Hennie), Richard Heida (Jean), Bonnie Buma (Peter), Ted Heida (Lucy), Susan Pearce (Bryan), Sally Cutting (Fred), Bob Heida (Jane), and Margaret Bruchmann (Henning).

She will also be missed by many nieces and nephews and many friends.

Also predeceased by her parents Ted and Margaretha Heida.


Smillie JimSMILLIE, James 'Jim' - Quietly gone to his heavenly home on Monday, October 16, 2017, at the Douglas Memorial Hospital, Fort Erie, at the age of 83, after a brave battle with cancer.

Beloved husband of Annette for 35 years. Loving Father of Mel (Melody), Cheryl (Jon), Sharon (late Wolfgang), Daniel (Barbara) and Lynn (Peter).

Dear brother of Dianne. Fondly remembered by 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

James was an active hockey player with the Chippawa Old Stars, as well as enjoying fishing and an avid outdoorsman.


DeBONIS, Ines -  Passed away at the Welland Hospital on Monday, October 16, 2017, at 83 years of age.

Loving daughter of the late Michele and Carmela DeBonis. Dear sister of Gilda DeBonis and Lucy Orlando (the late Mario).

Cherished aunt to Michele Orlando (Tonia) and Maria Orlando (Tim Kares). Great aunt of Paul Orlando and Krista MacLean (Ryan), and great-great aunt of Luca and Remington MacLean. Also survived by her beloved Holly.

Ines began a teaching career in 1954 at the former First Street School and later taught at Plymouth School, followed by the former Fonthill Public School. In 1989, she retired after 35 years of distinguished service.


Reed TomREED, Thomas Clayton 'Tom' - Passed away on October 16, 2017 at age 71 with his family by his side.

Beloved son of the late Bill and Ida, devoted husband for 47 years to Diane Reed. Loving father to Jason Reed (Kim) and Adam Reed (Kimberly). Amazing grandfather to Elise and Bridget.

Tom worked for General Motors most of his life but enjoyed an early retirement.


Woodcock EverettWOODCOCK, Donald 'Everett' - Passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the age of 84.

Survived by his wife of 62 years, Marion. Loving father to Cheryl (Richard) Pawlick and Donald (Nancy) Woodcock. Grandfather to Darcie (Chris), Michael (Lindsay), and Stephanie (Shawn); Great-grandfather to Bodhi.

Brother to Geraldine (Lawrence) Kirkham, and brother in law to Mervin Winfield. He will be greatly missed by his best friend John Lubbert and extended family and friends.

Predeceased by his parents Edna and Russell Woodcock, sisters Thelma, Alma, Ilean, and Eveleana, and brothers in law Orville and Edward.


Bennett DanielBENNETT, Daniel Douglas - Peacefully, on October 15, 2017 at the age of 48.

Cherished husband of Terrie (Cahill). Loving father of Ty, Kaitlyn, Connor and Riley.

Dearly loved son of Robert Bennett (late June) and son-in-law of Carol Cahill (late Reg). Beloved brother of Mark (Dawn), Dave (Lisa), Joan Bennett and the late June Dommasch. Brother-in-law to Tina Jones (Gibb) and Tracy Cahill (Jeff). Survived by nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was a member of Liuna Local 837.


Defoy LarryDEFOY, Laurent 'Larry' - We are sad to announce the passing of Larry Defoy on October 15, 2017 at the age of 80.

Loving and supportive father to Mark and Steve (Gillian Lescalla) and their mother Aline Defoy.

Cherished grandfather to Marc, Jack and Maci, Matthew, Jordan, Dillan and McKenna. He will be missed by his partner Monique Thomassin.


Sider AlvinSIDER, Alvin Alfred - Alvin passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 15, 2017 in his 91st year at Niagara Falls General Hospital.

Alvin was born April 2nd, 1927 in Wainfleet to Vernon and Bertha Sider. Alvin retired after 46 years with Horton CBI. Retirement years allowed Sanford, affectionately Dad, to enjoy tinkering up at the farm on his lawn mowers and tractors.


Brown ArchieBROWN, Archie - At the St. Catharines Hospital, on Saturday, October 15, 2017, Archie Brown went to be with the Lord in his 94th year.

Beloved husband of Margaret (nee Hiebert).

Brother of Leslie Brown. Predeceased by his brother Stephen, and sister Jessie.


Sabourin PhyllisSABOURIN, Phyllis Rose (nee Alderton) - Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on October 15, 2017 at the age of 88.

Beloved wife of the late Denis Sabourin (2000). Loving mother of Patricia Sabourin (Rosario Castelli), Donald Sabourin (Joanne), Carol Ravenda (Sil) and David Sabourin (Lynn).

Loving grandmother of Jason Sabourin (Tanya), Melissa Sabourin, Celia Ravenda (Tyler Barnes), Calum Sabourin (Jordy Hall), and Caitlin Sabourin (Rick Gagon). Loving great-grandmother of Aria Sabourin and Adalynn Sabourin-Gagon.


Poirier ViviannePOIRIER, Vivianne - It is with great sorrow that the family of Vivianne Poirier announces her passing at the Foyer Richelieu, on Sunday, October 15th, 2017 at the age of 74.

She will be forever in the hearts of her brother Jean-Guy (late Huguette) and her sisters Geneviève (Peter) and Louisette (Donald). She will greatly be missed by her nieces and nephews and their children.

She was predeceased by her parents, Gérard (1980) and Bernadette (née Maurice) (2009).