Bianchin GinoBIANCHIN, Gino - Passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday August 9, 2017 at the age of 81.

Beloved husband of 51 years to Paola (Bisulca) Bianchin.  Dearly loved father of Robert (Rosanna) Bianchin and Marylan Bianchin. Cherished Grandpa of Alysia and Evelyn.

Dear brother-in-law of Bertilla Bianchin.  Lovingly remembered by his nephews Andrew and Randy (Bridget), his great-nieces Adriana and Lana and by many other nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Adriano Bianchin.


Cousineau LarryCOUSINEAU, Larry - Passed away peacefully on Wednesday August 9, 2017 at Northland Pointe, Port Colborne in his 72nd year.

Born and raised in Port Colborne, Larry later settled in Welland. Larry is survived by his wife Angela.

He was a devoted father to his sons and daughters-in law, Bill & Maria, Jim & Sherri, Thom & Stacy and their children, Daniela, Larisa, Korynne, Kendra, Isaac and Elijah.


Witt ChristaWITT, Christa Maria - Died at NHS St. Catharines Hospital on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

Born in Brasdorf (Koenigsberg) Germany on December 26, 1935, she was the fifth of eight children born to Hans and Wanda Witt (nee Dueck).  She came to Vineland, Ontario in 1950, then to Niagara-on-the-Lake in 1952 where she was baptized in the Niagara United Mennonite Church (remaining a lifelong member), and completed her high school diploma in Kitchener in 1956.

After graduating from the Hamilton General Hospitals School of Nursing in 1959, she travelled and worked as a registered nurse until 1978 when her mental health began to deteriorate, eventually forcing her to give up her chosen career. In 1982 she settled in Niagara Falls, Ontario where she enjoyed many valued friendships.


Zachar WalterZACHAR, Walter – It is with heavy hearts that the family announces Walter’s passing on Wednesday August 9, 2017.

Husband for 59 years of Barbara and dear father of Lori Zachar, Deb Zachar and Wally (Elizabeth) Zachar. Grandfather of Tyler, Stephanie, Victoria and Bradley.

Predeceased by siblings Ann (Mike) Lashansky, John (Betty) Zachar, Bill Zachar and Mike Zachar. Survived by sister-in-law Pat Zachar.


MEDCALF, Thomas Harvey 'Tom' - Passed away peacefully at the Juravinski Hospital on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the age of 71.

Beloved husband of Gwen. Loved father of Tate (Kim) and Todd (Erin). Proud and loving grandfather of Coleman and Cate.

Dear brother of Bruce (Gail), June Scime, Gloria Love, Janet Trimmings and Ken (Ineke). Much loved brother-in-law of Karen Clewer (Ross) and Gail Buxton (Dan). Missed also by many nieces and nephews.


Cline PaulCLINE, Paul Robert - It is with great sorrow the family announces the unexpected passing of Paul on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - at the age of 53.

Loving husband of Peggy, and adoring father of Andrea and Emily.

Much loved son of Robert and the late Barbara Cline and son-in-law of Donald and Carole Bates. Beloved brother of David (Brenda), Kathryn (Kevin Whitehouse) and John (Michelle). Cherished brother-in-law of Stephanie Hayes (Adam) and Jake Bates. Dearly missed also by many nieces and nephews.


Brooks MaxBROOKS, Ronald Maxwell 'Max' -  94 years well lived. Ronald Maxwell 'Max' Brooks passed away August 9, 2017 at the Niagara Hospital.

The end of an era, Max was born in St. Catharines on June 4, 1923, to Minnie and Charles Brooks. He was the youngest and longest surviving of 5 siblings; William (Bill) Irwin, Harold, Frances (Nichols) and Thomas Brooks. He grew up at 247 Lake St., attended Alexandra School and the St. Catharines Collegiate.

Hired by Lightning Fastener Zipper Company as a tool and die apprentice in 1940, he remained employed by them until 1976 when he went to work at General Motors and retired in 1988.


Davies JeffreyDAVIES, Jeffrey Paul - Suddenly, on Wednesday August 9, 2017 at the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital, Dunnville in his 54th year.

Private cremation has taken place. 


Bozza Assuntino SandyBOZZA, Assuntino 'Sandy' - It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Assuntino "Sandy" Bozza on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at the age of 86, surrounded by family and friends.

Assuntino is survived by his cherished wife of 66 years, Filomena and his beloved children the late Josephine (November 27, 1967), son Tony (Rose), and daughter Anna (Brian).

Proud Nonno will be missed and lovingly remembered by his grandson Christopher (Francesca) and granddaughter Andrea Bozza, great grandson Luca for whose arrival he awaited and always put a smile on his face.

He was predeceased by his parents Cristina and Giuseppe Bozza and also predeceased by his brothers Giovanni (Addolorata) Bozza, Nicola (Angela) Bozza and sister Cesina (Antonio) Riciutto.


HAYWOOD, Ann (nee English) - Ann, of St. Catharines and formerly of Port Colborne, passed away peacefully at the Niagara Health System - St. Catharines Site on Tuesday August 8, 2017 at the age of 86 years.

Loving mother of John (Doreen) Haywood of St. Catharines, dear grandmother of Michael Pitul, Brittani (Fraser) Morgan, Barrett and Brandon Mulder, dear sister of Pat (Bert) Johns of Port Colborne, sister-in-law of Charles (Edna) Haywood of Newark, Delaware, and mother-in-law of Jim Pitul of Niagara Falls. Also survived by two great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ann was predeceased by her husband Ronald, her daughter Jane (Pitul), her granddaughter Sara Pitul and her parents Edwin and Gladys English.


Bonomi JoanneBONOMI, Joanne (nee Baker) - Peacefully at Henley House on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 surrounded by family. Joanne died in her 79th year with the dignity and grace with which she lived her life.

Beloved wife of Louis Bonomi. Much loved mother to Mari Jo Smolak (Ted) and Mike Bonomi (Yola). Proud Gran to Frances, Alix, Matt and Kris whom she loved deeply. Survived by her brother, Reade Baker (Janis) and sister, Judy Leach. Joanne will be missed immensely by her family and friends.

Born in Port Dalhousie on April 1st, 1939 to Joe and Rosemary Baker (nee McMahon). Port was always an important part of her life. As a child, Joanne grew up at 22 Brock Street and spent countless hours at the McMahon farm on Main Street. She met Louis, the love of her life and her husband, at Lakeside Park over 60 years ago. Their marriage was based upon unconditional love and respect for each other.


MacDONALD, Anna - Passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at the age of 85.

Beloved wife of the late Vernon MacDonald (1988).  Dear sister of Susanne Steers.  Lovingly remembered by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces and great-great-nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Peter and Eva Gelsinger, her sisters Theresa Clark and Elizabeth Sharrocks and her brothers-in-law Elery Clark, Fred Sharrocks and Thomas Steers.


Langendoen EvertLANGENDOEN, Evert Hendrik - Peacefully passed away at his home on August 8th, 2017 at the age of 75 and is now safe in the arms of Jesus.

He will be deeply missed as the most precious treasure, friend and soul mate to his wife of 52 years, Douwina (Dee). Loving father of Robert (Brenda), Deborah and three treasured "grand-girls" – Kyela, Myka and Alena.

Predeceased by his parents, Jan and Lena Langendoen and two beloved nieces, Esther VanderVeen and Jacqueline Luchies. He will also be missed by his siblings, Mary (Sam) Vander Flier, Harry (Corrie) Langendoen, Ike (Tess) Langendoen, Audrey (John) VanDyk , many nephews, nieces and their children.


Smith RickSMITH, Joseph Richard 'Rick' - Passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

Loving husband of Joanne for 51 years. Father of Jennifer & Amy, and Papa of Grace & Jaden.

Brother of Debbie & predeceased by Ron and Wayne. Fondly remembered by his Brothers-in-Law & Sisters-in-Law. Lovingly remembered as “Uncle Turkey” by all his nieces and nephews.

Will be missed by many close friends and his customers of Walls.


Pehora MarionPEHORA, Marion 'Marnie' Leona (nee Scriver) - Passed away peacefully at Greater Niagara General Hospital, Niagara Falls on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, in her 93rd year.

Marion Leona Pehora (nee Scriver), beloved wife of Nicholas Pehora for 65 years. Loving mother of Lisa Harry, Christopher Pehora (Jackie) and Jason Pehora (Michelle).

Devoted Nana of Tanya (terry), Ashley, Casey, Ben and Lauren. Great Nana of Madison, Layla, Tyson, Xavier and Odin. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews.


Sieber MadelineSIEBER, Madeline - After a brief illness on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Tufford Nursing Home, 86 years of age.

Wife of the late Gordon (2006). Loving mother of Kathleen (Dennis) Wiedrick, and Donald (Trena) Sieber.

Dear Grandma of Rebecca (Jeremiah) Steenland, Benjamin Wiedrick, Abigail (Jamie) Wieler, Joshua Wiedrick (deceased 2009), Tiffany Sieber (Adam), Donald Sieber Jr. (Jenni), Beau Eybel, Sharau (Ben) Scapillati and great grandma of Lucas, Addison and Nash.


Riches LauraRICHES, Laura Anne - (1957 - 2017) - After a courageous battle with cancer, Laura passed away peacefully at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family and friends, on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

Devoted mother to Stephanie and greatly loved daughter of Agnes and the late David Riches.

Dear sister of David Riches (Joumana), Anthony Riches, Dean Riches (Stacy) and the late Mark Riches. Proud and loving aunt of Deanna, Justine, Liam, Conor, Eric and Julia.


Logan StuLOGAN, Stuart Thomas 'Stu' - (May 17, 1984 – August 8, 2017) – Of Welland, at 33 years of age.

Beloved son of Lorraine and Steve Logan and brother of Andrew.

Cherished fiancé and soul mate of Jenna Russell, daughter of Roseann and Jim Russell. Proud and devoted father of dear sweet Charlotte Hare-Logan.


Fabbro SaveriaFABBRO, Saveria - Passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on August 8, 2017 in her 61st year.

Beloved wife of Sergio. Loving mother of Olivia Zetes (Jim) and Pamela Jarram (Joey). Caring Nonna of Trenton, Joey, Tayah and Chloe.

Loving daughter of Tommaso and Rosa Fabiani, and dear sister of Frank Fabiani and Rosanna Bye (Henry). She will be missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.


Hagopian GarabadHAGOPIAN, Garabad Charles 'Charlie' - Age 57, passed away peacefully on Tuesday August 8th, 2017 surrounded by family and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents, Alexander & Lousanoush Hagopian, as well as his brother Samuel Hagopian and sister Sandra Najarian. He is survived by his sisters Anna (Garbis) Lakhoian, Juliette Hagopian and his brother Alexander Hagopian.

He will be sadly missed by his 20 nieces and nephews, extended family and many friends.

Better known to his family and friends as “Charlie”, was a man of God and had many passions in life including painting, working on cars and hanging out at coffee shops.


DEFOREST, Christine M. (Korostil) - Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 at the St. Catharines Hospital in her 69th year.

Beloved wife of Andy for 42 years. Loving mother of Nick (Katharina). Dear grandmother of Lina and Emma. Survived by her brother John.

Predeceased by her parents John and Olga.


Ostopovich MichealOSTOPOVICH, Micheal Dennis (Matthews) - Left us while sleeping at his home on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 40 years of age.

Cherished & loving son of Marcy and Jim Matthews. Step-brother to Tom and Amanda. He will be deeply missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins and their families.

Micheal enjoyed his sports, bikes, animals, music and freedom.


DEVINE, Martha Ellen (Lowe) - Peacefully on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at the St. Catharines Hospital at the age of 89.

Predeceased by husband Frank and son Patrick.

Beloved mother of Paul and David (Gabriella). Dear grandmother of Christopher (Andie), Laura, Katie, David Jr. and Ian. Beloved great grandmother of 3.


Tarczewski BerniceTARCZEWSKI, Bronislawa 'Bernice' - Surrounded by her loving family on August 7, 2017 at the St. Catharines General Hospital in her 94th year.

Predeceased by her loving husband of 68 years, Stan. Bernice is survived by her daughters Jean (Richard) McBrain and Christine (Gary) Kinaschuk.

Cherished and adored Babi of Sarah (Jeff), Adam (Linda), Andrea (Kevin), Naomi (Jim) and Lauren (Josh). Beloved Great Babi of Madelaine, Andrew, James, Anna, Danica and William. 


KRETZ, Margaret Jessie (nee Keays) - Passed away peacefully at her home in St. Catharines on Monday, August 7, 2017, in her 93rd year.

Margaret Jessie Kretz (nee Keays), beloved wife of the late Alphonse (2005). Loving mother of Peggy Fast, Nancy (Craig Dunk) and Joan (Wayne Allan).

Beloved grandma of Christopher (Gwendolyn), Karen, Megan (Andrew), Brian, Ashley, Amanda (Zachary), Heather, Josef, Kimberly (Stephen), Shane (Jinette) and Melanie (Jay). Great grandma of Jacob, Cayla, Alexis, Eric, Benjamin, Olivia, William, Andrew, Nicole, Kory, Emma and Logan.


Willis ThomasWILLIS, Thomas Wesley - At his residence on Monday, August 7, 2017 in his 75th year.

Beloved father of Luis, Patricia & her husband Detlev Hummel, Veronica & Bruce McKay and Nancy Robertson, and grandfather to 13 grandchildren & 20 great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his sister Shirley Hawley and Laurie Angrove.

Predeceased by his parents William & Charlotte Willis, son Gabriel, brothers Albert and Doug, and sister Linda Williams.