ROWELL, Deborah Ann - (November 11, 1960 - December 16, 2017) -

Passed away at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Saturday, December 16th, 2017.

She is survived by her son Neal, also of St. Catharines.


Ritchie CaroleRITCHIE, Carole - Peacefully, at home in Brantford on Saturday December 16, 2017 in her 76th year.

Carole Ritchie, predeceased by her husband John Ritchie.

Lovingly remembered by her daughter Michelle (Jacob)  and husband Adam Avery and their daughter Justyce. Sadly missed by her step son Grant Ritchie (Laura) and their children Trevor, Scott, Aaron and Ali. Fondly remembered by Joe.


Pennington WilliamPENNINGTON, William - (July 12, 1928 - December 16, 2017) - Passed away peacefully on December 16th, 2017 surrounded by family.

He will be remembered for his kindness, strength of character and willingness to try new things.

He will be missed his children; Jane Brandon (Tony), Clare Pennington (Patrick Ward), Sarah Pennington (Levor Guenther) and Paul Pennington (Ruby Comrie) his 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.


Barry AudreyBARRY, Audrey Catherine - Passed away at Grandview Lodge, Dunnville on Friday, December 15, 2017 at the age of 84.

Beloved wife of the late Jack Barry (1999) and loving mother of Linda Battle and her late husband Donald, and Darlene Clark (Brian).

Proud grandmother of Carrie (Michael), Jill (Terry) and late husband Derek Ings, Tracy (Steve), Crystal (Michael), Daniel (Michelle), and Shannon (Michael).


Bisson LauretteBISSON, Laurette - (Retired Real Estate Agent, serving with both Peter Sukkau Realty Ltd. And Conrad Gibbons Brokerage) -

Peacefully, at Henley House on Friday, December 15, 2017 in her 95th year.

Wife of the late Arthur Gibbons and the late Stanley Manning. Mother of the late Conrad Gibbons (the late Hanna) and the late Dennis Gibbons.


ILTCHUK, Alice (Marion) - Peacefully on Friday, December 15th, 2017 at the Welland Hospital at the age of 95.

Loving mother of Shirley Chan and Linda Tourond (Fred Martin).

Dear grandmother of Ginger, Monique, George and 6 great grandchildren. Predeceased by 3 brothers and 1 sister.


Smith Annie MarySMITH, Annie 'Mary' (nee Bretti) - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Friday December 15, 2017 at the age of 90.

Beloved wife of the late Howard F. Smith (2009).  Dearly loved mother of Chris (Brad) Maves and the late Howie Smith.  Cherished mother-in-law of Ghislaine.

Loving grandmother of Matthew, Lee and Michael (Alexandra ) Maves and Christopher (Jess) and Shanen Smith.  Cherished great-grandmother of William, Joseph, Jack and Cameron.


Brunton BobBRUNTON, Robert Ashley - (1933 - 2017)Passed away surrounded by family on December 15, 2017.

Loving husband to Lorna. Bob will be forever missed by his children Carl (Rose), David (Jayne), the late Jo-Ann and stepson John-Paul (Rhonda).

Cherished grandfather to Kelly, Ashley, Trent, Victoria, Jenna and Steven, and great grandfather to Amaya and Logan.


Barr RossBARR, Ross Allan - It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to a wonderful father, papa, uncle and friend. Allan Ross Barr passed away peacefully on December 15, 2017 at the age of 86 at Niagara General Hospital.

He will be sadly missed by all, but is now truly at peace. Dearly loved by his children Tim, Todd (Shelley), Trevor, Terri-Lynn (Marty) and grandchildren Bryson, Devon, Kyla, Kennedy, Braydon, Connor, Cameron and the late Kirsten.

Ross was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba and moved to Niagara Falls in his mid-20’s for work, and remained in the city to raise his family.


Golden EdnaGOLDEN, Edna Kathleen (nee Wells) – Peacefully at Douglas Memorial Hospital on Friday, December 15, 2017 in her 88th year.

Beloved wife of the late Cecil Golden for 69 years. Beloved mother of Betty Belzner, Terry Shirkie (Bernie), Gary Golden, Sandra Golden, Grace Spence and Gail Mackay (Ross).

Beloved grandmother of Rachel, John, Ryan, Matthew and Amy Belzner; Ginny, Craig and Jeffrey Golden; Ashely Nyberg; Stephanie, Christopher, James, Thomas and Jacob Golden; Darrell Golden, Lena Broughton, Amanda Ventresca (Marco), Eric Spence (Marie), Justin Spence (Etsuko) and Curtis, Phillip and Daniel Mackay and Charlotte Golden.


Kot KonradKOT, Konrad Paul - (1950 - 2017) - With saddened hearts we announce the sudden passing of Konrad on Friday, December 15, 2017.

Beloved husband of Holly (Bartlett) for 47 years.  Kind and loving father of Trevor (Karen), and Zachery (Kristin).  Proud grampy of Alaina and Paxton Kot, and GG to Jaylee and Liam Prashaw (Erik and Janet), and William Ransom (Kristen and Jimmy).

Brother of Anita Marshall (Alan) and Mark Kot (Christine), and uncle to Simon, Leah, Tarmaine, Curtis and Hannah.  Brother-in-law of Steve, Stan and Lorrie Bonang.


Davis DouglasDAVIS, Douglas Elroy - At Kilean Lodge on Friday, December 15, 2017, Douglas Elroy Davis passed away surrounded by his loving family at the age of 87.

Beloved husband of Jean (nee Stearn) for 65 years.  Loving father of Denise Davis-Lawson (Gord), Nadine Davis, Daryle Davis (Deby), and Janine Kerec (Rudy).

Cherished grandfather of Stephanie Opdam (Eddie), Billy Zajczenko, Sabrina Davis, Blake VanBeek, Kyle VanBeek, Brett VanBeek (Alyssa), Amanda Davis, Kayla Davis-Lawson, Desiree Lalonde (Kyle), Nicole Davis, Curtis Davis, Noah Kerec, and Joshua Kerec, and great-grandfather of Brooke, Nathaniel, Tyler, Emma, Oakley, Rhys, Alexis, Acadia, Jordan, and Brayden.


Van Veldhuisen BarendVELDHUIZEN, Barend Van - Passed away peacefully at Lanark Heights Long Term Care in Kitchener on Friday, December 15, 2017, in his 96th year.

Beloved husband of the late Maria. Cherished father of Albert (Melissa), Nelly, Ben (the late Debbie) and Carla (Phil).

Beloved grandfather of Liam, Nicholas and Angela. Barend will also be missed by his extended family in Holland.


Harris JanetHARRIS, Janet Deborah (nee Sykes) - Passed away at the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital , Dunnville on Friday December 15, 2017 at the age of 63.

Janet Harris beloved wife of Keith Harris. Loving mother of Terry Knutt (Leslie), Richard Knutt (Jenn), stepmother to Jeff Harris and Jeramey Harris (Taylor). Proud and loving grandma of Jamal, Elijah, and Abigail (“Abby-Dabby”).

Lovingly remembered by her sister Pat Noble, brother David Sykes (Darlene), sister Linda Carruth (Jack) and their families. Predeceased by her parents Howard and Kay Sykes.


Truesdale DonTRUESDALE, Donald Keith - Passed away peacefully at Chartwell Niagara on Friday December 15, 2017 at the age of 83.

Dearly missed by his wife Nancy, of 53 years; children Kelly and Steven; granddaughters Magan and Abby. Predeceased by his sister Muriel Blackwood. Dear brother of Tom (Karen). Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins in Australia.

Don loved his work at Provincial Crane. He coached many sports in St. Catharines and was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the Buffalo Bills. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.


EADE, Donald Milton - Passed away after being surrounded by his loving family on Friday, December 15, 2017 at the age of 91 at GNGH.

Married to Elsie for 52 years. He will be greatly missed by his children Joan (Skip) Lewis, John Eade, Jo Ann (Dale) MacLeod, Cindy (Nick) Paquette, Bob (Theresa) Eade and grandchildren; James (Heather) Eade, Darcy (Brenda) Eade, Daniel MacLeod, Katie MacLeod, Amanda MacLeod, Darryl Crowthers, Derek (Stephanie) Crowthers, Callie (Todd) Cannon, Lisa (Aiden) Gorchynski, Jessica (Gerald) Benner, Robyn (Josh) Eade and Michael (Mina) Eade.


Weadick JackWEADICK, Robert 'Jack' - (1924 - 2017) - It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our father at Stanford Estates in Niagara Falls on Saturday, December 15, 2017.

Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (Betty) 1999. Beloved Father of Ken (Irene), Janice Matthews and David (Patricia).

Loving Grampa of Jennifer, Lisa-Marie (Phil), Erin (Steve), Lindsay (Rob) and Bradley. Great Grampa of Daniel, Dustyn and Derryk.


DiMarcantonio TonyDiMARCANTONIO, Antonio 'Tony' – Surrounded by the love of his family, Tony passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the age of 59.

Beloved husband for 34 years of Nancy (nee Blanchard). Cherished father of Chris (Candice), Matt (Jessica) and Rebecca and grandfather of Ethan, Ella and Lucas. Dear brother of Julie Williams (Paul) and George DiMarcantonio (Lori).

Tony will be sadly missed by his mother-in-law Berneice Blanchard and the entire Blanchard family. Predeceased by his parents Domenic and Patricia DiMarcantonio and his father-in-law Clarence Blanchard.


Taraba BernardTARABA, Bernard - At St. Catharines General Hospital on Thursday, December 14, 2017, Bernard Taraba passed away at the age of 87.

Beloved husband of Barbara (nee Foster) for 53 years.  Loving father of Lisa (Steve Deighton), Mark, Linda, Helen (Daryl Boyd), and David (Gissele).

Cherished grandfather of Foster, Chloe, Milena, Liam, Enzo, Aiden, and Sophie.  Also survived by his brothers Bill and Emil.


Ainslie WilliamAINSLIE, William H., M.D., F.R.C.S. (C). F.A.C.S. - It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of William, on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital.

Beloved husband of Alice for 27 years. Loving Father of David (Gail Hill), Heather Ainslie (Tom Eldridge), Margaret Ainslie, Sarah Kennedy (Gordon) and Stuart (Leigh Goring) and their mother Constance Ainslie. Dear stepfather of Stephen Cox (Tracey) and Lynne Davidson (Charles).


Poynter LesPOYNTER, Charles Leslie 'Les' – Passed away peacefully at Millennium Trail Manor on Thursday December 14, 2017 at the age of 85.

Predeceased by his wife Lois (1990). Dear father of Nicholas (Sandy), Philip (Lil) and Jennifer (Steve).

Cherished granddad of Nicola, James, Simon, Nina, Beckie, Daniel, Donna, and proud granddad of 16 great-grandchildren.


FOSTER, Jerry - Passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Thursday December 14, 2017 at the age of 71.

Beloved husband of 38 years to Jayne Foster.  Cherished father of Tracy, Jay, Larry, Joy and Sandra.  Loving grandfather of 13 and great-grandfather of 7.  Dear brother of Eddie Foster.


Bishop MadeleineBISHOP, Madeleine - It is with heavy hearts but with profound thanksgiving for a life well lived that the family of Madeleine Bishop announces her peaceful passing on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 in her 89th year.

Beloved wife of the late Andrew “Andy” Bishop (2004).

Cherished mother of Maureen Carter (Gord), Doris Maxwell (Fred Pitt), Gregory Bishop (Deanna), Karen Trasmundi (Tom), Suzanne Ottaviano (Maurice) and the late Keith and Jocelyne Bishop.


Petrejcik MargaretPETREJCIK, Margaret (nee Lauro) - On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, Margaret passed away peacefully, at home, in the safe embrace of her daughter Carol and son-in-law John. She was 91 years old.

Beloved wife of the late Michael Petrejcik. Cherished mother of Carol Campopiano (John) and Sharon Jenkins and mother-in-law of Charlene Hanson.

Grandmother of Terry Jenkins, Jason Petrejcik and Lori Petrejcik (Andrew) and great grandmother of Madison and Ava. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her sons Jerry and Michael, grandson Johnny and her brothers and sisters.


Graff BetteGRAFF, Bette - Of Welland, passed away at the Welland County General Hospital on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the age of 72 years.

Survived by her wife Marsha Sibbald, her father-in-law Earl Sibbald and her brother-in-law Matt Sibbald and his wife Laura. Also survived by many friends and family.

She was a member of the Welland Ladies Cribbage League. She was a registered nurse and retired from the Calgary General Hospital.


SHEARING, Jean Carol (nee Gaverluk) – (April 9, 1941 - December 13, 2017) - Peacefully passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital.

Predeceased by her two sons Daryl and Terry. Survived by her daughter in law Traci and grandson Jacob.

A special thank you to Char and Bonnie for all their support and help.