Minniti MaryMINNITI, Mary Sue (nee Baldoni) - It is with profound sadness that the family of Mary Sue Minniti announce her sudden passing on December 18, 2017.

She passed away peacefully into the welcoming arms of her father and mother, Nello and Clara Baldoni and her loving sister Eleanor Clark.

Mary was the devoted and loving mother to Ralph and Tari. Proud Nana of Hayden and Chelsey.


Zielinski LucyZIELINSKI, Leokadia 'Lucy' - Passed away peacefully on Monday, December 18, 2017 in her 98th year.

Loving aunt of Slawek and his wife Rysia and their children Diana, Andrew and Ashley. Lucy will be fondly remembered by her close friends Marta, Joseph, and Jadwiga Durski. She is also survived by family and friends in Poland and the United States.

Predeceased by her sister Helena Jankowski, brother Chester Zielinski, sister-in-law Weronicka Zielinski and cousin Father Cashmere Zielinski.


Losier PatLOSIER, Patrice 'Pat' - Passed away peacefully at his home on Monday December 18, 2017 at the age of 51.

Beloved son of Claude and Aline.  Dear brother of Chris (Dave) Comer and Brigitte Losier.  Loving uncle of Leigha (Subbu) Comer and Ian Comer.

He will be sadly missed by his many aunts, uncles and cousins.


DUNLOP, Alexander - Passed away suddenly on Monday December 18, 2017 in his 84th year.

Predeceased by his wife Ann. Father of Thomas (Brenda) and Sandy (Carol), fondly remembered by Derek and Brooke.

Predeceased by his sister Nancy and his brother Robert.


CAMPBELL, Ruth Elaine (nee Dowdell) - Age 84, passed away peacefully on December 18, 2017 at home surrounded by love.

Ruth's family was at the centre of her world - she was a kind and gentle wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandma and great-grandma.

Ruth is survived by her children, Paula (Klaus), Beth (Rico) and Scott (Kelly), 7 grandchildren and one great-grandchild as well as sisters Marg Rotha and Jeannie Williams and sister-in-law Diantha Dowdell and their families.  She is predeceased by Will, her beloved husband of almost 55 years, and siblings Len and Joe Dowdell and Coral Scruton.


Bolus BettyBOLUS, Betty Lou - It is with great sadness that the family of Betty Lou Bolus announces her peaceful passing on Sunday evening, December 17, 2017 at the St. Catharines General Hospital.

Shortly after watching her favourite Buffalo Bills squish the fish of Miami, Betty passed away peacefully with Bill and her family by her side. After battling Wegners Disease for three years, Betty is now free, completing her journey to Heaven.

Betty leaves behind Bill Newman, her loving partner and best friend of 50 years. Daughters Laurie Stewart (Ray), Sharon Duhamel (Bob), Holly Gregoire (Mike) and sons Bill (Cyndy), Michael (Shelley), Lou (Arlyn), and Don (Angela). Brother Gerald Wilson (Joan), sisters Holly Dirksen (Vic), Wendy Walker (Barry).


Graveline RogerGRAVELINE, Roger Joseph - Passed away peacefully at home after a lengthy illness on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at the age of 60.

Predeceased by his father Raymond. Cherished father of Justin and dear son of Laura.

He leaves behind his much loved brothers Denis (Laura), Darnell (Pam), Elvin (Chris) and Ron. He will be forever missed by Joanne, loving friend Ludi and his many nieces, nephews, cousins, co-workers and friends.


Nitsopoulos StellaNITSOPOULOS, Stella (nee Baboulas) - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Stella Nitsopoulos, on Sunday, December 17, 2017 in her 90th year.

Beloved wife of the late Peter (2008) and loving mother to Chris (the late Gina), John (Mary Margaret), Angelo (Mary), James (Ann Marie) and Peter (Susann).

Cherished Baba to 15 grandchildren: Perry (Elaine), Margy (Steve), Adrian, Stephanie (Dave), Natalie (Brandon), Michael (Tia), Tom (Anna), Jennifer (Matt), Stelly (Greg), Amy (Harry), Jamie (Peter), Dimitri, Isabella, Nicholas (Jennifer) and Argentina.


Lovering JeannineLOVERING, Jeannine - Passed away peacefully at Eventide Nursing Home on Sunday December 17, 2017 at the age of 88.

Beloved wife of the late John Lovering (2008). Loving mother of John (the late Gayleanna) Lovering, Denis (Dawn) Lovering, Nancy (Vern) Whales and the late Elaine Lovering (2011).

Caring grandmother of Susan, Amanda, Meghan and Evan.  Cherished great-grandmother of Audrey.  Predeceased by her siblings Pauline, Paulette, Jeanette and Robert. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.


Lafontaine JacquelineLAFONTAINE, Jacqueline Francoise - Passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Woodlands of Sunset at the age of 93.

Dear mother of Pierrette (late Bob) MacIntosh, Bernie (Angie), Conrad (Deborah), Suzette (Noel) Lemay, Clara (Stewart) Simpson, Gaetan (Sue) and Jerry (Chris), mother in law of Lyse, Denise and Julie.

Much loved grandmother of 30, great grandmother of 39 and great great grandmother of 3. She will be missed by her many nieces, nephews and friends.

Predeceased by her husband Emile, sons Pierre, John and Maurice and sister Alice Grondin.


Muench RolfMUENCH, Rolf Josef – Suddenly at the Niagara Health System – St. Catharines site, on Sunday, December 17, 2017. Rolf Muench of St. Catharines in his 86th year.

Beloved husband of Jerry (Parks). Dear father of Lynn McCarthy, Shayne Muench, Kevin Muench, Mark Muench and Anna Muench-Bergman.

Loving grandfather of Katrina, Shvonne, Damian, Logan, Hunter, Cole, Katelynn and great grandfather to Avery-Rain.


Dennis JackDENNIS, Jack – Sadly we announce the sudden passing of Jack, at home on Sunday December 17, 2017 at the age of 55.

Beloved son of Roy and Olga. Loving brother of Roy Jr., Wendy (Ron), Kelly (Dennis) and Pam (Dave); uncle of Kristy (Rhys), Emily (Milos) and Nathan and best friend of Greg Vincent. Missed by his beloved dog Zach.

Jack loved gardening and treasured the time he spent by his pond in his backyard. He worked for the City of Niagara Falls for over 20 years.


Timpano DorothyTIMPANO, Dorothy Anne - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dorothy Timpano on December 17th 2017, at the age of 76.

Beloved partner of Jane Winger for 15 years. Loving Mother of Shari Ball, James Ball (Kate), Kimberly Tracey (Jamie), Kathy Brotzner (Frank).

Cherished Grandmother of Kailyn (Matt), Alyssa, Brody, Shelby, Michael, Jarod, Andrew, Jamie, Alex, Jadyn, Catherine & Landon. Proud Great Grandmother of Rhett, Aurora & Oliver. Dear Sister to Shirley (Bill) & Thomas (Karen).


Janzen Durksen SylviaJANZEN-DURKSEN, Sylvia - With her family and husband Henry Durksen by her side, Sylvia was called to be with her Lord and Saviour on December 17, 2017 after a three-year battle with cancer.

Sylvia leaves behind her husband Henry Durksen, sons Jodi Janzen (Wendy), Jamie Janzen (Tina), grandchildren, Kaylee, Lucas, Sadie, Isaac, Hunter, Kayla, Ryder, Matthew, Rebecca, step children Holly and Rory Tycoles, Bill Durksen, numerous nieces, nephews, brother and sister in law, and was especially fond of her sister's daughter Cathy Karkcus.

Sylvia was predeceased by her first husband Peter Janzen, mother and father John and Katalin Kiss, sister Cathy Gubo, mother and father in law Erna and Cornelius Janzen, and brother in law Frank Janzen.  


STOBERMAN, Karl – Passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at the age of 86 years.

Born in Freudental, Romania.  Beloved husband of Erika and dear father of Brigitte (Peter) Yaroshinski, Gisela Stoberman, Christa Plummer, Rita (predeceased), Karl Paul (Yolanda) Stoberman.

Grandfather of Stephen, Barbara, Daniel; Stephen, Andrea; Shannon, Karl. Great grandfather of Jordan, Justina and Jade; Arianna, Avon; Hayden; Emily.


Haines MarkHAINES, Mark - Mark Haines passed away suddenly at the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital, Dunnville on Sunday December 17, 2017 in his 62nd year.

Mark Haines beloved father of Shawn Haines (Kelly), Mike Haines (Ellyse), and the late Susie Haines. Proud grandpa of Arianna, Alexis, Gibson, Keeda and Jude. Sadly missed by Bev and Elly. Fondly remembered by Linda and Donny.

Lovingly remembered by his brothers John, Jeff, Ross, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Shawn, Mike & Beth, Laurie & Kent, Shad, Joan & Art and by his nieces, nephews and families.


Bertrand RitaBERTRAND, Rita (Dionne) - (March 9, 1933 - December 17, 2017) - It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of our mom Rita Bertrand.

Loving wife of Rejean Bertrand and devoted mother of Linda (Dean) Love, Bertha Bertrand, Jules (Cindy) Bertrand, Richard (Carole) Bertrand and Rosemary Bertrand.

Cherished Grandma of Jennifer, Suzanne, Sarah, Derek, Raymond, Daniel, David, Marc, Amanda and Lisa and her 20 great grandchildren. Rita will be lovingly remembered by her 5 surviving siblings and their families.


St. Croix SallyST. CROIX, Sally - We lost a special gal on Sunday, December 17, 2017. Sally passed away peacefully at Douglas Memorial Hospital with sister Alice by her side.

Sorely missed by family, Sister Julie (David) Bacon, sister Alice Kelly, brother Bill (Ghislaine) St. Croix and nieces Amanda and Juliannne Kelly, and her beloved fur-babies, Monty and Annie. Left to grieve is her best friend Janet Sauder.


Anderson ChrisANDERSON, Christopher Allan 'Chris' - With his family by his side at the NHS - General Site on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the age of 71 years.

Beloved husband of Linda for 48 years. Cherished father of Janice Anderson and Candice (Candy) Beamer (Brent). He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Nicole, River, Stori, Braely and Braeden.

He is survived by his brothers Sonny (Carol), Bob (Donna), Brian (Betty) and his sister Beverly Etherington (Brian).


Snieder CatherineSNIEDER, Catherine Kerr (nee Tufnell) - (1957 - 2017) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Catherine Kerr Snieder “Chatty Cat” on December 16, 2017.

She passed peacefully and with dignity, surrounded by her family at the St. Catharines General Hospital. Catherine is survived by her beloved husband Simon and her children Elizabeth and Nicholas (Nicole). Special Granny to Benjamin.

Loving Sister to Fred (Sheryl) Tufnell and Christian (Monica) Tufnell. Devoted Aunt to many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents Wallace and Elizabeth Tufnell and her brother Angus.


Bianchi AlfredinaBIANCHI, Alfredina (D'Ammizio) – At the Niagara Health System – St. Catharines Site, surrounded by her loving family, Alfredina peacefully passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at the age of 85.

Wife of the late Antonio Bianchi. Dear mother of Art Bianchi (Gloria), Dina (James Patrick), Tony Bianchi (Tammy), John Bianchi and Lino Bianchi (Lisa).

Loving Nonna of Lindsay Stevens, Ryan Bianchi (Tasha), Cody Patrick, Hailey Patrick, Julien Bianchi, Sofia Bianchi, Daniel Bianchi and Great Nonna to Michael Stevens, Millie Bianchi and Ike Bianchi. Sister of Rico D'Ammizio of Italy and the late Antonio D'Ammizio.


Reid JackREID, John Edward Seaborn 'Jack' - Sadly we announce that John Edward Reid passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the age of 100.

Predeceased by his loving wife Grace.


Richard AdrienRICHARD, Adrien Joseph - Passed away peacefully at NHS-St. Catharines on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the age of 85.

He is survived by his daughter Fay (Scott) Wilder, sons Larry (Pat), Jamie (Judy), many grandchildren and close friends Ellis & Phyllis.


Young ShirleyYOUNG, Shirley - Shirley passed away peacefully on December 16, 2017 at Woodlands of Sunset Nursing Home in Welland at the age of 90.

She was predeceased by her parents John and Hetti Roth of North Easthope. Shirley is survived by her loving family, Robert, her husband of 57 years, her daughters, Jo Ann (Steven) Wilhelm of Stratford, Barb (Scott) Christopher of Wellandport, and her son John (Noreen) Young of Welland.

She is also survived by her much loved grandchildren, Heidi, Luke (Elizabeth) and Becky Wilhelm, Rob (Michelle) and Jen Christopher, Amber, Logan, Margaret and Kayla Young.


Stroud BrendaSTROUD, Brenda - Passed away on Saturday, December 16th, 2017 at Douglas Memorial Hospital at the age of 65.

Devoted wife to Douglas Stroud. Cherished mother to Dawn (Dave) Carey and Eron (Tanya) Stroud.

Loving grandmother to Bailey, Olivia, Gwynn, Owen, and Emma. Sister to Sharon Wood (Butch).


NOXEL, Marietta 'Etta' - Etta passed away at the Welland County General Hospital on December 16th, 2017 at the age of 87.

Loving wife of the late Ray. Cherished mother of Wendy (the late Phil) Harkins and Scott (Karen) Noxel.

Nanny leaves wonderful memories with her grandchildren Leigh Harkins, Wes (Arlene) Harkins, Devon Noxel and Allan Noxel as well as great grandchildren Daniel and Nolan Harkins.