Yurkiw WayneYURKIW, Wayne E. 'Turk' – Wayne passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 13, 2017 in his 65th year.

Beloved husband of Kathy (nee Grobb).

Proud father of Wayne (Sarah) and Daniel. Loving grandfather of Liam. Dear brother of David (Brenda) and brother-in-law of Liz Yurkiw and Robert Grobb. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Nestor and Rose Yurkiw and younger brother Roger.


Turcotte MarkTURCOTTE, Mark Liam - (1961 - 2017) - Passed away at home surrounded by the love of his family on Thursday, April 13, 2017 after a courageous battle with heart disease.

He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 23 years Shelley (Horne); his children Nic, Stephanie (Kendall) Fex, and Trevor; his siblings Claudia (Peter) Woodhall, Carolyn (John) Pardy, Kim (Jack) Leclercq, and Shelley (Tony) Felix.

Predeceased by his parents Henri and Vivienne Turcotte, and brother Christopher.


Champoux PalmaCHAMPOUX, Palma Albert - Passed away with his loving family by his side on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the Hamilton General Hospital at the age of 82.

Beloved husband of Barbara for 61 years. Cherished father of Karen (Rolly) Clarke and Dianne Hedden. Loving Papa of Shane, Jennifer (Patrick) and Brandon (Britainy). Great Grandfather of Alexis, Charity and Price.

Special uncle of Barbara Jean. He was a proud Papa to over 100 kids.


SAKOWSKI, Kenneth Robert 'Ken' - (July 27, 1952 - April 13, 2017) - Ken passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 peacefully with his family by his side.

Ken is survived by his son Jason (Mandy) and his loving daughter Karen (Ryan). He will be missed dearly by his two very special grandchildren Spencer and Ryann. He is also survived by his brothers John and Tommy and his sister Susan (Ron).

Ken was a longtime employee with Hydro One and will be missed by many. Special thanks to Murray Easson, Steve Chapman and Lynn Ridding - dad was so lucky to have the three of you.


Chernish TerranceCHERNISH, Terrance David 'Terry' 'Benj' - (November 11, 1936 – April 13, 2017) –

Surrounded by the love of his family, Terry passed away peacefully at the Welland Hospital on Thursday, April 13, 2017 in his 81st year.

Beloved husband of Helen. Cherished father of the late Michael Chernish, Carol Chernish, Linda Gauthier (Bernie) and Kim Chernish. Loving stepfather of Sue Taniwa (Ray Laflamme), Sherry Taniwa LeRossignol (Brian) and Stan Taniwa (Sue).


Downing FredDOWNING, Frederick James 'Fred' - It is with hearts full of sadness that the family of Fred Downing announces his passing at the Bella Senior Care Centre on April 13, 2017, at the age of 95.

Beloved husband and best friend of Margaret (nee Campbell). Cherished father of Joanne (Ken) Olsen and Richard (Joanne) Downing. Loving grandfather of Greg (Katy) Olsen, Kristen (Paul) Dallaire, Michelle (Derek) Howes, Richard (Taylor Curley) Downing and Colleen Downing. Special great grandfather of Kaitlyn, Kaili and Zoey.

Fred is predeceased by his parents Arnold and Grace Downing, brother Richard (Jean) Downing and brother-in-law Bruce (Stella) Campbell.


Ferris DavidFERRIS, David Thomas - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Dave on Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at age 50.

He left with the angels while surrounded by loved ones.

Forever missed and loved partner to Shari-lee, daughters Skylar & Brooke, and only brother Jim, his wife Judy & niece Alicia. 


Lamontagne RenaudLAMONTAGNE, Renaud - It is with extreme sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Renaud Lamontagne on Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at the age of 54.

He leaves behind his two sons, Chad and Ryan, his brothers Laurent (Monique), Francis (Suzanne), Yvan, Noel, Rosanne, Liette (Jules), Odette, Marjolaine (George) and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins in Welland and Quebec.

He will be also missed by his fur baby, Faith.

Predeceased by his parents Roland and Lorenza Lamontagne, and brother Jeanne Charles.


MacRae SusanMacRAE, Susan Joanne - With an unwavering and positive outlook towards life, on April 13, 2017, Susan Joanne MacRae gained her wings and left cancer behind her.

Susan is in the comforting arms of her parents, Joan and Len Nichol. She is survived by three siblings: Bruce MacRae, Robert MacRae, and Linda (MacRae) and Dan Bouwman, Ron Nichol, nine nieces and nephews, and twelve great-nieces and great-nephews.

Susan was a mental health nurse, and passionately cared for her patients. Susan's true love was music. She trained as an opera singer, wrote poetry, played guitar, and sang her original music.


NEUMANN, Edith (nee Schellenberg) - Passed peacefully on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the age of 83.

Survived by her husband Peter. Loving Mom of Peter (Cathy), Kristine, Denise (Paul) Fuhr, James, Nancy (Doug) Widdicombe. Cherished Grandmother to Drew, Kara, Logan and Chelsea.

Predeceased by her daughter Kathleen and her brother Ernest.


Segato JacquelineSEGATO, Jacqueline Dorothy – Passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Wednesday April 12, 2017.

Loving wife of Raymond for 41 years.

Dear mother of Christopher Martin and Paula Martin; grandmother of Mackenzie, Josh and Caitland Martin and sister of Barbara McPhee.

Predeceased by her sister Stella Copeman and her parents Jack and Dorothy Major.


ADAMS, Isabel Mary (nee Nettle) - Passed away at home on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the age of 97.

Devoted wife of the late Kenneth Adams (1981). Cherished mother of Kerry (Patricia), Kevin (Jean) and Rick. Sadly missed by her 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Predeceased by her daughter Karen Burgoyne, son Carl (Rosalind), sisters' Dora Haymes and Jessie Little.


Sedlacek JamesSEDLACEK, James Anthony - It is with great sadness that the family of Jim announce his passing on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Jim passed away with his loving family by his side at the Welland Hospital in his 85th year.

He is now reunited with his beloved daughter Karen who's passing in (2013) broke his heart.

Loving husband to Mary with whom he would have celebrated his 64th wedding anniversary this April 18th. Dear and loving father of Julie Ross and her husband Brent.


Basile GinaBASILE, Adalgisa 'Gina' - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at Linhaven Home on Wednesday April 12, 2017 at the age of 78.

Beloved wife of the late Giorgio Basile (2007).

Loving and devoted mother of Sue (Tim) DeGazio, Anna (Tom) Collini and Daniela (Camillo) Sacco.  Cherished Nonni of Bianca, Julia, Alissa, Daniel, Selena, Sophia and Andrea.


Hiscock KatieHISCOCK, Katie J. - At the Hotel Dieu-Shaver Hospital on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in her 94th year.

Beloved wife of the late Lorne.

Dear mother of Cathy Coletti (Barrie Evans), Karen Cullen (Paul Doan), Donna Gordon (Paul) and Lorne Hiscock. She will be missed by her grandchildren Justin, Kristel, Deanna, Alysia, Matthew, Kyle and Alora and her 9 great-grandchildren.


Bond ElizabethBOND, Elizabeth Rose (nee Connolly) – Passed away peacefully at her residence in St. Catharines on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 in her 82nd year.

Beloved wife of the late William “Bill” Bond.

Loving mother of Michael Bond (Holly), Alyson Bond (Colin Crooks) and Elizabeth Bond (Anthony Monaco). Devoted grandmother to Sarah (Marc), Kristen, Frances, Emily (Jeremy), Erin (Nolan) and Hope.

Cherished sister of Elinor O’Neill, Albert Connolly, Anne Warmuth and Mary Frances Brettle and sister-in-law of Jack Bond and Sandra Bond.


Westbye RosemaryWESTBYE, Rosemary (nee Cercone) - Peacefully at home after a courageous battle with cancer, with her loving family by her side on April 12, 2017 at the age of 52.

Beloved wife of Christopher. Cherished daughter of Carlo and Sylvia Cercone. Rosemary is survived by her brother Joseph, her sister Nancy Ponting (David). Rosemary will be missed by her nephews Justin, Lucas, Adam, Michael, Aiden, Caeden, mother-in-law Barbara, and sister-in-laws Linda and Kharen Westbye.

Rosemary was a very caring and generous person who loved to travel. She spent 9 years with the Battle of the Bands, working relentlessly to raise money for charity. She worked for the Ministry of the Environment in Toronto as a business analyst, in protection of the environment.


HUGGINS, Helen Elizabeth (nee Rose) - Peacefully on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the age of 97.

Predeceased by her loving husband William (Bill).

Beloved mother of Thomas and his wife Helen. Cherished Nana of Julie, Janet and Thomas and great-grandmother of Michael and Rebecca. Helen is predeceased by her grandson Michael and her siblings; Margaret, Louise, Viola, Annie, Frankie and Tommy.


Kelly StanKELLY, Stan - It is with heavy hearts the family announces the sudden passing of Stan, peacefully at his home in Grimsby, on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in his 69th year.

Loved son of Doug and the late Ruth Kelly and Stan's late step-mother Elizabeth Kelly . Beloved father of Nathan, Christian (Loreen), Patrick and Stephanie. Cherished grandfather of Nolan, Ewan and Aislin.

Loved brother of Norm, Sandra (Michael), Robert (Mary Ann) and Candace (Ron Winger). Missed also by his nieces and nephews; Leah, Sarah, Matthew, Jesse, Darren, Alicia, Daniel, Victoria, Katy and Devin and also by his extended family and many friends.


Climenhage RuthCLIMENHAGE, Ruth Marjorie (Winger) - Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on April 12, 2017 at Maple Park Lodge in her 97th year. Ruth has gone home to be with the Lord.

Beloved wife of the late Paul Climenhage – 2004. Loving mother of Sharon Fox (John) and Judy Verbeek (Ralph) of Aylmer.

Beloved grandma to Krista Gilmore (Mike), Renata Hart (Mike), Sheldon Frayle (Kim) and Evangeline Klemmer (Paul). Great-grandma to Brianna, Alysha, Amy, Mikayla, Ava, Evan, Gracie, Lila and Lucy.


SECORD, C. Joan (née Durdy) - Peacefully on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Henley House St. Catharines in her 91st year.

Beloved wife of the late James A.R. Secord.

Loving mother of Roslyn (Ed) Kocot, Suzanne Gaiero, Cheryl (Bob) Evans, Stephen and Bruce (Patti). Loving Grandmother of Jeffrey, Krista, Adam (Nikkie), Justin, Angela (Maxwell), David, Elise, Eric and William. Great Grandmother of Travis. Dear sister of Bill (Pat) Durdy and the late Roslyn Durdy.

Predeceased by her sons David and William.


McGREGOR, John - (April 30, 1919 - April 11, 2017) -

Cremation has taken place.

There will be no visitation or service.


ROZON, Hilaire Joseph - Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 at the age of 86, after a brief battle with cancer.

Hilaire was predeceased by his wife Theresa (1979), his son Brian (2013), his parents, many brothers and sister Victoria, daughters-in-law Anita & Judy and his four legged friend Sasha.

Hilaire is survived by his sister Lydia-Theresa, brother George (Anne), sons Arnold (Laurie), Larry (Karen), Tom, Denis, Jerry (Brenda), Gary (Diane), Ricky (Kathy), daughters Diane, Elaine (Raymond), Laurie-Ann (Andy), 30 grandchildren and 56 great grandchildren.


Lucciantonio LizzyLUCCIANTONIO, Elizabeth 'Lizzy' - Passed away peacefully at Oakwood Park Lodge on Tuesday April 11, 2017 at the age of 89.

Beloved daughter of the late Antonio and Pasqua Lucciantonio.

Dear sister-in-law of Clare Lucciantonio. Loving 'Zia Lizzy' of Pat (Diana) D'Intino, Julia Giroux, Angela Dixon, Greg Lucciantonio, Anthony (Cheryl) Lucciantonio, John (Chris) Lucciantonio, Anne-Marie (Gord) Schottler and Mike (Edie) Lucciantonio. Sadly missed by her many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Predeceased by her brothers Joseph and his wife Rita and Peter Lucciantonio, her sister Maria D'Intino and her husband Tony and her nephew Richard D'Intino.


Bateman DarleneBATEMAN, Darlene - Passed away at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Tuesday April 11, 2017 at the age of 64.

Beloved wife of 37 years to Don Bateman.  Dearly loved mother of Dave (Amanda) Paterson, Doug (Karen) Russell, Dan (Lynda) Russell and Dawn (Justin) Bateman.

ovingly remembered by her 10 siblings and her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Phelps JimPHELPS, James Kenneth 'Jim' - Of Pelham, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at the age of 82.

Predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Joyce (2014). Dear father of Vicky (Steve Smith), Gary (Jackie) and Jeff (Lisa). Proud grandfather of Avery, Zoe, Jake, Matt, Lucas, Nick, Carson, Bella and Walker. Also predeceased by his parents Ken and Elsie; his brother Jack (the late Fran). Jim will be sadly missed by his dear companion Margaret.

He was born June 25, 1934 in St. Catharines. He began his career as a firefighter on Canada’s civil defence fire crew. He dedicated his life to the fire service. Jim served the communities of St. Catharines and Pelham for 57 years. He retired from from St. Catharines as the Chief Fire Prevention Officer after 38 years.