MARTON, Frank – Passed away, peacefully, at the St. Catharines Hospital on Friday, December 22, 2017 in his 89th year.

Beloved partner of Jolanda Varga for 17 years. Dear step-father of Andras Varga and Karl Varga (Wendy).

Loving papa of Michael and Allison. Also survived by his niece Maria Berta (John) in Sweden.


Lezetc ShirleyLEZETC, Shirley Anne - (1945 - 2017) - Shirley passed peacefully at home on Thursday December 21, 2017.

Beloved wife of the late Nicholas Lezetc and loving mother of Nick Lezetc, his wife Julie, and their children James and Kirishima, and of the late Michelle Lezetc and her son Weston.

The love, laughter, caring, and generosity that Shirley had for all of her friends and family will be cherished always and forever.


Danch SteveDANCH, Steve - Of Port Colborne, passed away at the Welland County General Hospital on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the age of 89.

Beloved husband of Elizabeth (Dremak) for 63 years, supporting and caring father of Janet (Richard) Phillips, Karen (Mat) Wolf and Frank (Kim) Danch.

Cherished grandfather of David (Andrea), Kristy (Chris), Stephen (Brittany), Spencer, Stephanie (Tim) and Jason, GG Pa of Logan, Paige, Lilly and Darren, brother in law of John (Helen) Dremak, special cousin of Andy (Elizabeth) Fonagy. He will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews.


Prantera SarahPRANTERA, Sarah (Rosetta) – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our cherished Mother on Thursday, December 21st, 2017 at Tabor Manor at the age of 80.

Loving wife of the late Sam. Best friend of Ben Craig. She will be sadly missed by her children Rosanne (the late James) Wallace, Joe (Kathy) Prantera, Frank (Lesley) Prantera and Gina (Andy) Vander Hoeven.

Proud Nonna of Jimmy (Angela), Peter, Bianca, Heather (Alex), Vanessa, Sammy, Nathan, Isaac, Julia and John. Great Nonna of Isabella and Michael.


DaSILVA, Manuel - Manuel of Port Colborne, passed away at the Oakville Trafalgar Hospital on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the age of 85.

Loving husband of Hortense and dear father of Jose DaSilva.


Tyler BettyTYLER, Louisa Beatrice 'Betty' (nee Fowler) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Betty on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the Eventide Home in her 95th year.

Loving wife of the late Leslie Tyler. Beloved sister of Sarah Fowler.


Remington LeeREMINGTON, Henry DeLee 'Lee' - Lee passed away on December 21, 2017, in his 84th year, peacefully at home, with his family at his side.

Beloved husband of Lois, his wife of 54 years. Loving father of Jeffrey (Tessy) and Wendy Jagiello (Chuck), proud grandfather of Tristan.

Brother of Wayne (Linda). He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.


Cormier BillCORMIER, William 'Bill' – Bill Cormier passed away at the Welland Hospital on Thursday, December 21, 2017 in his 81st year.

Predeceased by his wife Dianne (2002). Dear companion of Laura Morin. Loving father of Doris Gravelle (Doug), Bill Cormier and Tracy Cormier (Valerie).

He will be lovingly remembered by his 8 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. He leaves many memories for his brothers, sisters and their families in New Brunswick.


JESIK, Shelley Elizabeth (nee Austin) - Passed away peacefully and surrounded by loved ones on Thurs Dec 21st, 2017 at the young age of 57 years.

Beloved wife and best friend to Frank Jesik for 29 years. Adoring mother of Cassandra Emilie and fur baby Mica Noelle.

Survived by her parents Robert and Miriam Austin, brother Robert Scott (Heather) Austin and sister Cindy Rockx. 


McGuire RonMcGUIRE, Ronald Peter - (October 1, 1946 - December 21, 2017) - It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Ronald McGuire.

He showed incredible strength and determination in his battle to survive until organ transplantation. Most heartbreaking is that on the day that an organ match was finally procured, an unexpected complication prevented this life saving surgery. He died peacefully in the arms of his true love, Joane McGuire.

Beloved husband of Joane. Dear father of Peter, Steven (Karen) and Jennifer (Gord). Grandpa of Charlotte, Chelsea, Cole, Poppy, Claire, Rex and Emily.


Cartmell JaniceCARTMELL, Janice - It is with the heaviest of hearts we announce the passing of Janice Cartmell on December 21, 2017 in her 75th year. Janice slipped away peacefully surrounded by her family and friends.

She will always be remembered for her strength, sense of humour and the love she had for her family.  She is survived by her daughters Tracy, Wendy (Ron) and son Stacey (Tonya).  She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Kayla, Brandon, Lakyn and Cari.


NAGY, Hedwig - (December 28, 1922 - December 20, 2017) -

The Nagy family is very grateful to have had Hedy, our Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother as the Matriarch of our lives for such an incredibly long time.

With genuine affection for people, family, friends and caregivers have experienced her abundant graciousness and kindness. A strong, resilient woman that endured many hardships during her lifetime, but whom complained little and generously gave much.


DAddario RinaldoD’ADDARIO, Rinaldo -  It is with heavy hearts our family announces the peaceful passing of Rinaldo on Wednesday December 20th, 2017 on his 85th birthday, surrounded by his loving family.

Rinaldo will be forever missed by the love of his life and wife of 60 years, Lucia. Dad’s legacy will live on forever in the hearts of his children John (Helen) D’Addario, Venanzio (Linda) D’Addario and Maryann (Todd) Sheets.

Nonno will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Katherine, John Jr., Lucia, Rinaldo, Matthew, Alison, Alicia and Vanessa.


KENNY, James 'Jim' Edmund - Peacefully passed away with his family at his side on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 at the age of 92.

Beloved husband of the late Mary Lenore (2005). Loving father of Thomas (Thorold) and Bryan (Tracy) of St. Catharines. Loved Grandfather of Joseph, Douglas and Anthony. Great Grandfather of Calin, Vincent and Mariah.

Dear brother of Dolores Bialik (late John), George (Olga), Donald (Joan) all of Thorold, also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Joseph and Florence Kenny, sisters Theresa, Marie Rosso (late Philip) and brothers Patrick (Nora), Francis (late Maria) and Father Norman Kenny all of Thorold.


Saks BobSAKS, Robert 'Bob'– Peacefully on Wednesday December 20, 2017, at Linhaven Home, in his 87th year.

Predeceased by his loving wife Mary (1978). Dear Dad of Ron, Tom (Randi), Anne, and Allan (Daphna). Grandpa Bobby to Matthew (Odette), Warren, Brandon, Daniel (Rachel), Aaron (Allie), Alysha, Ilan (Laura), Jared, Jordana, and great-grandfather of Dahlia.

Brother of Beverly (Keva) Richman and was Uncle Bobby to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents William and Doris.

Bob’s life was centred on his family and friends. A lifelong resident of Niagara Falls, he was a respected furniture and hotel businessman.


Swistun KenSWISTUN, Kenneth 'Ken' - Passed away peacefully on December 20, 2017 at the Eventide Home, at the age of 89.

Ken was the loving husband of the late Eva (2017) and the dearly loved father of Anne (late Paul) and Nancy (Greg). Dear grandfather of Kyle.

Predeceased by his sisters Mary Sudayko and Anne Swistun.


PARKER, Allan James - Passed away at Juravinski Hospital, on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at the age of 72.

Beloved husband of Ann for 50 years. Loved father of Andrew Parker (Claire) and Sarah Parker. Cherished grandfather of Liam, Callum, Finlay, Erin and Ralph.

Dear brother of Susan Chang and brother-in-law of David Thomasson and Jeff Thomasson (Julie). Predeceased by his parents Muriel and James.


Bryant DianaBRYANT, Diana - On Wednesday December 20th, 2017, Diana peacefully passed away, surrounded by her loving family at the age of 81.

Loving wife of Eldon, dear mother of Barry (Sharon) and Larry (Leanne). Stepmother of Valerie Graham.

Cherished grandmother of many grandchildren and great grandchildren.


Hunter MylesHUNTER, Myles William  - On Wednesday, December 20, 2017, Myles William Hunter passed away peacefully at the age of 60 at home in Niagara-on-the-Lake with his wife and dog by his side.

Myles will be remembered for his passion for music, love of family and friends and his sense of humour.


Conty JeorgCONTY, Jeorg - Peacefully, at Welland County General Hospital on Wednesday December 20, 2017 in his 80th year.

Jeorg Conty beloved husband to Marianne Conty. Loving father of Freddy Conty, Sabine Conty and son-in-law James Ward.

Proud Grandpa of Corey, James, Caitlin, Heather, Nathan, Jace, and Great Grandpa of Addison, Bryson, Aubrey, James, and Ayla.


Dowhun TeresaDOWHUN, Teresa - Passed away peacefully at McNally House Hospice, on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017, in her 88th year.

Beloved wife of the late Wasyl "Bill" (2016). Loved mother of Don Dowhun (Devery). Christopher Dowhun (Lee) and Lynn Nykilchuk (Peter).

Cherished grandmother of Sarah (Michael), Lauren and Peter Jr. Dear sister of David Wisnoski and the late William, Ann, Elizabeth, Jane and Olga.


Allen RonALLEN, Ronald Charles - Passed away peacefully at Niagara Health System, St. Catharines Site on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 at the age of 90.

Beloved husband of Grace Carmelia Allen. Dearly loved father of Steven (Karen) Allen and Christine (Bob) Post. Cherished grandfather of Alex Post, Ryan Post, Kristen (Cory) Allen and Meghan (Brenden) Barron and great grandfather of Jesse Witteveen.

Predeceased by his brother Leslie Allen. Survived by his sister Jean Robinson and his many nieces and nephews.

Ron served with the Royal Engineers, helping to run the power station at the Suez Canal during WWII.


Korosis GeorgiaKOROSIS, Georgia - (1935 -2017) - Passed away peacefully on Tuesday December 19, 2017.

Loving wife of the late John. Beloved mother of sons Harry (Gina) and Peter (fiancé Valerie Astudillo). Loving Yiayia of Yianni, Eirini, Theo and the late Peter.

Dear sister of the late Martha Zacharias (late George) of Skala, Nafpaktias, Greece; the late Kostas Rigas (Nicolitsa) residing in Nafpaktos, Greece; late Ann Brigis (late John), George Rigas (Lorraine), late Nick Rigas (Argiri) and Christos Rigas (Tina), all residing in the Niagara Region.


SORRELL, Joyce Dorothy (nee Webb) - Suddenly at Albright Manor on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 at the age of 89.

Cherished wife of Harry for 69 years. Loving mum of Paul (Margaret) and Debbie (John) Williamson. Adoring nanny of Megan (Greg), Lindsay (Jeff), Natalie and Johnny. Great-nan of Charlotte, Emmett and Nathan.

Survived by sister Bett (Bob) Humphrey and predeceased by brothers Doug and Robert.


Rooney RuthROONEY, Ruth - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Monday, December 18, 2017 at the age of 87.

Beloved wife of 51 years to the late Richard Keith Rooney (2004).

Dearly loved and devoted mother of Lynda Wilson, Karen (Gary) Dickey, Paul (Jacqueline) Rooney, Donna Rooney (Nelson), Rick (Sheri) Rooney, all of Niagara Falls and Charlene (Pat) Pambianco of Calgary.


Pizzolato AduaPIZZOLATO, Adua (Baccichetto) - Passed away peacefully, with her loving family at her side, at Parkwood Hospital, London on Monday December 18, 2017 at the age of 79.

Adua was born in San Polo di Piave, Treviso, Italy.  Beloved wife of the late Carlo (Oct. 1998).

Dearly loved mother of Carla Marie (Mike) Larose, Lori Ann (Ian) Colquhoun and Eddie Pizzolato.  Proud Nonna of Connor, James and Isabella Colquhoun, Alicia and Mateo Larose.