Simpson DonaldSIMPSON, Donald Ray Jr. – In the loving arms of his daughter and surrounded by the love of his family, it is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Donald Ray Simpson Jr. at the St. Catharines Hospital on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the age of 69.

Beloved and devoted “pops” to Rebecca Simpson and adored grandfather to Myles.

Dearly loved brother to Tom Simpson, Cathie Popp (late Frank) and Sharon (Gilles) Laroche. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Jans GeraldJANS, Gerrit 'Gerald' Albertus -

Then I heard a voice from heaven say,
“Write this: Blessed are the dead
who die in the Lord from now on.”
“Yes,” says the Spirit,
“they will rest from their labor,
for their deeds will follow them.”
~Revelation 14:13

The Lord took unto Himself His child Gerald on Thursday December 7, 2017, in his 79th year, after courageously battling cancer for 3-½ years.

He was born in Wielen, Germany and emigrated to Canada in 1969. Beloved husband for 53 years of Hetty (Noordegraaf). Dear father of Eric (Rhonda), Andrew (Kerri), Sonja (Brian) Bosch, Erna (Brian) Nordeman, Edwin (Debbie), Dave (Angelina), Pete (Lynne), Jeff (Melanie), Marja (Ian) Benjamins, Joanne (Dan) Lindeboom, and James (Danielle).


Sassano AntoniettaSASSANO, Antonietta - Passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the Welland Hospital at the age of 85.

Loving wife of the late Pasquale. Dear mother of Lena (Robert Mullin) Sassano-MacLellan and Dan Sassano, and cherished grandmother of Keri, Allan, Laura, Felisha (Hunter) and Patrick. 

She will be missed by her sister Chiarina Seville (Franco), sisters in law Lucia (the late Guiseppe) Santoro, Antonietta (the late Nicole) Santoro, Rosina (the late Tony) Sceppacerqua and Sister Angela Sassano, and brother in law Nunzio (the late Billie) Sassano.


HALL, Robert Sherwood - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Thursday December 7, 2017 in his 90th year.

Beloved husband of 64 years to Hazel. Loving father of Fred (Ann Vaccaro) of Niagara Falls and Glenn (Barb) of Wallaceburg.

Cherished grandfather of Lauren Hall of Niagara Falls and Jessica (Justin Whitehead) of Niagara Falls.  Dearly loved great-grandfather of Will, Ryla and Gage.


Gulla IreneGULLA, Irene (nee Colangelo) - Surrounded by the love of her family, Irene passed away peacefully, on Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at Woodlands of Sunset, at 88 years of age.

She is now reunited with her beloved husband Bill ( 2004). Loving mother of daughters Natalie (Stan) Kowalski, Diane (the late Ron)Tremblay, and Paula Gulla (John Terescsik).

Cherished grandmother of Melanie (Aaron), Tyson (Cassandra), Travis (Monica) and Lee (Meghan) and great grandmother of Max, Katie, Noel, Aidan, Rosie, Alyssa, Ethan, Mckinley, Marlee and Kaley.


Smith Robert RipSMITH, Robert Arden 'Rip' - Surrounded by this family, in his 85th year, Robert Arden “Rip” Smith died peacefully on December 7, 2017 at Gilmore Lodge in Fort Erie.

“Rip” was a lifelong resident of Ridgeway and faithful member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Shirley (nee Cummins) and his children, Robert, Lorna Moran (Jeff), & Gail Baglole (Rev. Kevin). He will also be sorely missed by his four grandchildren, Bailey, Paige, Joshua & Hannah.

He was predeceased by his parents Martin and Mary as well as all of his siblings, Evelyn, Gladys, Harold and Marvin. He will also be missed by many nieces & nephews and extended family.


Bouchard RaymondBOUCHARD, Raymond - With heavy hearts, the family announces the peaceful passing of Raymond on Thursday, December 7, 2017, weeks shy of his 83rd birthday.

Beloved husband of the late Elinor.

Loving father of Robert, Shirley, Ronald, Richard. Grandfather and great grandfather of many.


Ivanchuk WalterIVANCHUK, Walter John - (July 4, 1933 – December 7, 2017) -

Loving husband of Yvonne for 61 years.

Loving father of John Bradley, Walter Michael and Richard Mark. Loving father-in-law of Bonita.

Loving grandfather of Connor, Katie, Meagan, Shayla and Jason.

Past member of the Beamsville Fire Dept. for 23 years. Past member of the Ivy Lodge #115, tender fruit producer for 60 years. Member of the original Lipa Park Buttonbox Club. Member of the Pickerel fishing club.


WALLS, Verna Estelle – At Albright Manor, Beamsville on Thursday December 7, 2017, aged 94 years.

Wife of the late Rev. Victor Walls.


Morin JeanMORIN, Jean Olive - Jean passed away at her home surrounded by her family on December 7, 2017 at the age of 83.

Loving wife of Tancrede “Tonk”. Loving mother of Jackie (Wayne) Turner, Wendy (John) Barber and Christine (Andy) Montana.


Whiteley TrevorWHITELEY, Trevor - Passed away surrounded by love, peace and strength, with his loving family at his side, at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Thursday December 7, 2017 at age of 70.

Trevor is now reunited with the love of his life, Theresa Whiteley (nee Bailey) (2015).

Proud dad of Leanne (Phil) Whiteley-Lagace and Craig Whiteley.  Devoted granddad of Bailey Mannix and father figure to many other 'children' and 'grandchildren'.  Survived by his sisters Susan DeVerteuil (Bob) and Christine Waddington (Peter), brother-in-law Gordon Thompson and sister-in-law Sheila Bailey.


Chernecki PeterCHERNECKI, Peter 'PJ' - Suddenly at home on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 in his 26th year.

Beloved son of Cathy and Peter. Loving brother of Kyle (Alissa) and Megan.

Dearly missed by his niece Nevaeh and his many uncles, aunts and cousins.


Wu MikeWU, Kehua 'Mike' - Peacefully at his home in St. Catharines on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, in his 55th year.

Kehua Wu, beloved husband of Ruiyan (Annie) Chen.

Loving father of (Jason) Chi-Yeung Vu. Remembered by his family.


Polowick PhilPOLOWICK, Philip John - (1948 - 2017) - Peacefully at McNally House, on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, after a brief but determined fight against glioblastoma. We rejoice that Phil is now with his Lord.

Devoted husband of Linda (nee Tindall). Loved father of Jonathan Polowick (Heather) and Jared Polowick (Michelle). Cherished grandfather of John Edward, Samuel and Elisabeth.

Dear son of John and the late Wilma Polowick and brother of Eloise Williscroft (Dave), Sharon Pfaff (Harold) and Mary Anne Patterson (Jim). Brother-in-law of Janet Tindall, Jim Tindall (Tracey) and Bert Tindall. Fun loving uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Phil taught at Grimsby Secondary School and South Lincoln High School for over 30 years. He loved his students and teaching business classes.


TYKOLIS, Yolande M. – On December 6th, 2017, Yolande peacefully passed away at the Greater Niagara General Hospital, after a brief illness, in her 92nd year.

Predeceased by her husband Stephen J, her daughter, Mary Ann, her grandchildren Liam Freeman-Tykolis and Jane Boys, her brothers Jean Marie and Rudolph and her sister Doris Roversi. She is survived by her children Richard (Lois), Diane Mathes, Terry (Nina), Patricia, Tim (Kim) Marianne (Stephen) and Stephanie (Rich).

She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, brother Hilario Garand, sisters Laureanne Perreault, Gisele Malagutti and Lorraine Labrie.


Wiseman ArthurWISEMAN, Arthur Cecil - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Arthur on December 6, 2017 in his 91st year, in the comfort of his home.

Husband of Constance Wiseman (nee Wylie). Loving father of Lisa Wiseman (Andrew Ainslie) and Stephen Wiseman (Sachie Wiseman).

Beloved grandfather of Jessica and Shawn Ainslie and great grandfather of Grayson Ainslie.


Smith MarySMITH, Mary Marjorie – (1924 - 2017) - With great sadness, our mom passed away at the Niagara Health System – St. Catharines Site, on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

Predeceased by Fletcher, her husband of 54 years (1999). Marjorie leaves her loving children David (Barbara) and Kathy (Gale).

Dear grandmother of Shawn & Debbie, Jody, Peter & Carrie, Mark & Melissa, Joey and great grandmother to Mikaela, Bearrick, Riley, Emily Mavryck, Mayah, Gordon, Savannah, Joaquin, Jonathan, River and Jessie.


Klisowsky SteffKLISOWSKY, Stephanie Jane 'Steff' – (1949 - 2017) - After a two-year battle with cancer, at home on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

Beloved wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandma, sister and friend.

Stephanie was a longtime member of Sing Niagara and an avid gardener.


Somerville Catherine WaterhouseSOMERVILLE, Catherine Dickson Waterhouse - Passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday December 6, 2017 at the age of 85.

Loving mother of Reg (Gail) Waterhouse, Phil (Sandra) Waterhouse, Joe (Donna) Waterhouse, Tim (Paul Jarvis) Waterhouse, Diane (Jerry) Covelli, Becky (Dave) Wilkin, Harold 'Buddy' Waterhouse and Evelyn Waterhouse.

Lovingly remembered by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


DECAIRE, Daniel – At his home in Beamsville on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, aged 89 years, formerly of Toronto.

Beloved husband of Shirley.

Brother of Annette Duncan (Gordon), predeceased by siblings Gerald, Teresa and Evelyn.


Evans BarbaraEVANS, Barbara Elaine (nee Coates) - Barbara passed away peacefully on December 6, 2017 at Chateau Gardens in her 87th year.

She was the loving wife of the late David Evans (2016), beloved mother of Antony, Mark and Gillian and dear sister of Bernice Owen. Her niece, nephews and extended family and friends, will fondly remember her.

Barbara was born and raised in Winnipeg. After completing her education at the University of Manitoba, she moved to Montreal in 1952. She met her husband, David, while they were both working at J. Walter Thompson. After marrying, they lived in Mississauga where Barbara opened an antique store in Yorkville called the Cat’s Whiskers that featured Canadiana furniture.


Howell WarrenHOWELL, Warren Herbert - Passed away peacefully in December 6th, 2017 at St. Catharines General Hospital at the age of 75.

He was the loving husband of Lorraine of 51 years, and beloved Father of Darren.

He was brother to Raymond and his wife Rita in Australia and Ronald and his wife Collette in the U.K. and Uncle to many nieces and nephews.


Forrest JacobFORREST, Jacob Nicholas - Of Port Colborne, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the age of 19.

Loving son of Nichole Grant and Dale Portugaise, and Vince Forrest, dear brother of Allison, Victoria, Zachary, Corey (Kerrie), Tyler (Denise) and Dyllon.

Loving grandson of Brian and Jeanette Forrest and the late Mary Anderson, Jessie and Cecil Lockyer, Norman and Tamara Mander. Great grandson of Theresa Forrest and Bella Chenard.

Uncle of Adam, Joshua and Riley. Also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.


Laird RaymondLAIRD, Raymond Johnston - Raymond Johnston Laird has died peacefully after a short illness on Tuesday December 5, 2017 at Niagara Falls General Hospital, two weeks after his 91st birthday.

Predeceased by his dear wife of 59 years, Gertrude, and survived by his four loving children - Rosemarie (Tony), Ralph (Susan), Mark (Laura), and Martina (Andreas).

Dear grandfather of Aron, Fiona, Samuel and Kate, and great-grandfather of Kyle, and Kennedy. Beloved Uncle to his nieces and nephews in Canada, the U.K. and Europe.


ASHBEE, Marjory 'Joyce' - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joyce on December 5, 2017 at the age of 83 at the GNGH.

Late wife of Earl Ashbee. Loving mother of Wendy Bennett, Jill Osborne and Wayne Moody (Diane). Proud grandmother of 7 and great grandmother of 5. Oldest sister of 5 siblings all which live in Northern Ireland.

Predeceased by her first husband Gary Moody, the father of her children, and her great granddaughter Cassandra.


Tupper CyTUPPER, Cyril Douglas 'Cy' – Passed away at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Tuesday December 5, 2017.

Beloved husband of the late Betty “Bessie” Tupper (2017).

Loving father of Yvonne (Jamie) and grandfather of Brandon. He will be dearly missed.