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Rawcliffe IslayRAWCLIFFE, Islay (Vance) - (August 16, 1921 - May 12, 2017) -

After a long courageous battle with COPD and congestive heart failure, Mom lost her battle.

Predeceased by Dad "John" (1991). Survived by their only child me, Mae.

Mom loved life. She sold Avon for over 50 years and was the Mother Matriarch to the Mae Rawcliffe Dancers in Grimsby, which brought joy to her life.

 

Zambito CalogeroZAMBITO, Calogero -  Suddenly on Thursday May 11, 2017 at the St. Catharines General Hospital at the age of 72 after doing what he loved the most; working on his family farm.

Loving husband of 47 years to Rosalia (nee Mazza). Devoted dad to Joseph (Sara) and Carmela (Henry) Passano. Cherished Nonno to Calogero, Elena, Juliet, Enrique and Liliana.

Will be sadly missed by his sister Anna Fiannaca, sisters-in-law Rosa, Carmela Agnino, Rosa Marano, Maria (Battista) Vendittelli and brothers-in-law Joe (Josephine) Mazza, Frank (Rita) Mazza, Angelo (Lucia) Mazza, Vince (Lucia) Mazza, and Sam (Franca) Mazza. Calogero will be fondly remebered by his nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

 

Van De LAGEMAAT, Jitski 'Annie' Elise - At home with her Lord and Saviour, peacefully at Shalom Manor, Grimsby on Thursday, May 11, 2017, in her 85th year.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Gerard (2005).

Dear mother of Anneke and Rijk den Hartogh, Margaret and Donald Dawson. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren Pieter and Arin den Hartogh, Domenic and Christopher; Marijke den Hartogh, Arianna, Anneliese and Leanna: Gerard and Elizabeth den Hartogh, Keisha and Alivia; Riley Dawson and Heidi Dawson.

 

Gaida SteveGAIDA, Stephen 'Steve' - (November 11, 1954 - May 11, 2017) -

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of our beloved Husband, Uncle, Brother and Friend, Steve Gaida. Surrounded by family, Steve left us on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.

Steve is survived by his loving wife of 40 years Mary (nee Ohar), sister Lasha (Randy) Ritchie, brother Michael (Sophie), sister-in-law Olga (Don) Pickett.

He will be missed dearly by his nieces and nephews; Trisha (Greg) Floris, Josh Ritchie, John (Jen) Gaida, Steven, Stephanie (Pam) and Matthew (Kristine) Pickett.

 

HUNTINGTON, Brian Robert - Peacefully, with family by his side on May 11, 2017 at the age of 62.

Dear brother of Brenda Huntington. Survived by his nephew Jamie Chalmers. Longtime friend of Holly (Victoria, Christina and Julia).

Predeceased by his parents Lloyd and Jean.

 

Grosdanov TodorGROSDANOV, Very Rev. Fr. Todor - Peacefully, on May 11, 2017 at the Emerald Retirement Residence at the age of 90.

Cherished husband of the late Kay. Dearly loved father of Rhancha Trick (Dan). Proud grandfather of Evan and Julia. Survived by his sisters Lilliana and Temenoushka and brother Nencho.

Devoted Priest at St. John of Rila Bulgarian Orthodox Church in Niagara Falls for 30 years.

 

Ferrara JohnFERRARA, John – Suddenly passed away, while on the job, doing what he enjoyed most, on May 11th 2017 in Ridgeway at the age of 74.

Predeceased by his loving wife Joanne, survived by his dear children John (Lisa), Sandra (Rick), Mario (Janice) and Chris (Andrea) and by Papa’s Angels, Jordan, Courtney, Spencer, Madison, Sydney and Scotty.

John will be missed his brothers, family and many friends.

 

Cavasin LorenzoCAVASIN, Lorenzo - Peacefully passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017 in his 93rd year.

Beloved husband of Maria Cavasin and loving father of Doris (Lorenzo), Larry (Charlene), Robert and Lora (Isidoro). Cherished Nonno of Sarah, Kirk, Anthony, Ryan and Blake.

Dear brother of Dina (Elio), Lino (Gloria) and brother in-law of Ofelia Cavasin. Also, survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his dear sister Augusta, brothers Pietro, Florindo, sister in-law Elisa Cavasin and brother in-law Alfonso Tosatto.

 

DAVYES, Bruce George - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Bruce on May 11, 2017, in his 70th year.

Loving partner of Barb. Caring father of Steve, and stepfather of Cari-Ann (Wayne). Cherished grandfather of Emma, Ian and Jane.

Caring brother of Marianne, Marlaine, Amber "Penny" and the late Patricia. Bruce will be greatly missed by his nieces and nephews Robin (Larry), Jamie, Danny (Amanda), Lee-anne, as well as his great niece Sarah and great nephew Jordan and his very special great nephew Mark (Sonya).

 

Tymoshuk ValentinaTYMOSHUK, Valentina (Valli) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Valentina on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 in her 90th year.

Beloved sister to John and Jane. Dear sister-in-law to Helen and Lois. Aunt and great aunt to Kathy (Peter), Victor, Linda, John (Jane), Lisa (Mark), Matthew, Adrienne, Sam, Adam, Kristen, Nadia, Katherine, Kassandra and Sarah.

Predeceased by her parents Adam and Anastasia and her brothers Victor (Vital) and Matt.

 

Palcso JunePALCSO, June Arlene - Born December 7th, 1926 and passed May 10th, 2017.

A beautiful soul has entered into her heavenly home. A Christian, a wife, a mother a grandmother and a great grandmother. A pillar of faith and strength for her family. Our hearts are full of joy knowing that our dear mother's suffering is over.

Mom is reunited with the love of her life David (2008) and grandson Derek (1996). Survived by her sister Jackie Overholt. Loving mother of Jocelyn (Kirk Zavitz) and Mark (Lisa). Doting grandmother to Carolyn (Lance Bolduc), Aaron (Sarah), Garrett (Brianne), Travis, Brittany (Derek) and great gramma to Tanner, Grace and Samuel Bolduc who brought her sheer joy, "her tonic."

 

DUFFY, Nancy Ann (nee Norris) - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family and friends, at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

Loving wife of Robert Duffy and beloved daughter of Harvey and Isabel Norris. Dear sister of Dianne Karr and loving aunt to Sara and Scott Karr. She will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and friends.

Nancy had worked at Sherwin-Williams for 27 years.

 

SYMAK, William - Passed away peacefully at Pine Villa Nursing Home, on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in his 90th year.

Beloved husband of the late Mary (2011). Loved father of Garry, Linda, Ken and the late Alvin. Cherished grandfather of ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Dear brother of Josie Giernat (late Joe), Effie Buchko (late Joe), Ann Buchko (late Bill) and the late Lena Myronuk (late Nick).

 

Bain KenBAIN, John Kenneth 'Ken' - Peacefully at Extendicare, Hamilton, on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in his 96th year.

Born in Elderbank, N.S. in 1921.  He served with the RCAF, 432 Squardon during W.W. II and received the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Predeceased by his wife Mary (Virtue) 2001 and son Michael (1967).  Loving father of Tim and Theresa Bain, and Lee-Anna Bain. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Sarah (Darren), Steven, Stephanie, Linsley, Leighton (Andrea), and great grandpa to Raelynn, Elliott and Veda  Also survived by his beloved niece Marie Mailloux.

Predeceased by his parents Willard Gladstone Bain and Ethel (nee Holman) Bain.

 

Lovell OlgaLOVELL, Olga Annie - Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Northland Pointe at the age of 92.

Loving mother of Patti A. Patrick. Olga is survived by her relatives Maralyn (Peter) Paolone, Judy Dassenger, Marlene Empey, and she will be misssed by all who knew her.

She is predeceased by her sisters and brothers.

 

Panagakis ArthurPANAGAKIS, Thanasis 'Arthur' - We are sad to announce the passing of Thanasis "Arthur" Panagakis on May 9, 2017 at the age of 78.

Loving father of Voula, Vicky and Gina and beloved Papou of Christina and Alexandra.

Also survived by his brothers Tony, Sam, George and Nick. He also will be missed by many cousins, nieces and nephews. 

 

CARON, Alde - Peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 in his 86th year.

Predeceased by his wife Hughette (1999).

Loving father of Timothy (Jo-Ann) and Tracy Caron. Loving grandfather of Cody and Mackenzie. Survived by brother Réjean (Thérèse Pelletier) and sister Sylvie (Léo Delorme). Predeceased by parents Rosaire & Noela and siblings Welly, Noël, Oliva, Sylvio and Fernand.

 

CLINKINBOOMER, Bradley James - Peacefully on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at the Toronto General Hospital at the age of 33.

Beloved son of Cheryl Van Duzen. Best friend of Chris Van Duzen. Sadly missed by Kim, cousins Matthew & Mandy, brother Shawn (Amanda) Van Duzen, nephew Cole & niece Tessa, and family & friends.

 

Gaspar VeraGASPAR, Vera - Passed away peacefully at Queenston Place Retirement Home on Tuesday May 9, 2017 at the age of 89.

Beloved wife of the late Josef Gaspar (2005).

Dearly loved mother of Lela (Paul) Tijanic and Jasmine (Martin) Blumenthal.  Caring grandmother of Brenda Tijanic (Noel Wijsmans) and Tommy Tijanic.

 

McIntyre JeffMcINTYRE, Jeff - Passed away suddenly on Tuesday May 9, 2017 at the age of 28.

Beloved son of Bob and Heather McIntyre and his 'second Mom' Sue.

He will be lovingly remembered by his children Olivia and Ben and their mother Megan Randall. Jeff will be sadly missed by his fiancée Taylor Schmidt and her daughter Maddie.

Dearly loved brother of Joey (Melissa) and Elysha (Darren).

Jeff also leaves behind his best friend Johnny and many nieces, nephews and co-workers at Thorold Auto Parts to cherish his memory.

 

Breene GailBREENE, Catherine 'Gail' - (June 6, 1944 – May 9, 2017) - After several months of declining health, Gail entered heaven on Tuesday May 9th, 2017 at the age of 72.

Beloved wife of George Breene and much loved Mom of Tanya Garvie (Scott).  Cherished Nanna and “Della” to Bella.  Predeceased by daughters Tammy (1972) and Glynnis (1974).

Gail battled dementia and congestive heart failure for many years but did so graciously, with an infectious smile.  Family and friends will remember her with affection for her gentle spirit, laughter and her loving hugs.

 

Winger SharonWINGER, Sharon Ann - With heavy hearts we are saddened to announce the passing of our loving Companion, Mother, Sister, Nannie, Aunt and friend to many. Sharon passed away peacefully on May 9th, 2017 in her 73rd year.

Sharon is survived by her loving partner Andy Garner, loving mother to Jo Ann (John) Rattie and Johnny Winger. Nannie to her “king” Jacob (Kathleen) Rattie.

 

Klim MikeKLIM, Michael 'Mike' - Passed away after a courageous battle with cancer at St. Catharines General Hospital on Monday May 8, 2017 at the age of 55.

Dearly loved father of Julia and Andrew Klim. Sadly missed by his brother John Klim and his cousins Milada Opato and Mike Lucacena. Predeceased by his parents Matthew and Mary Klim. Survived by his wife Mimi Calabrese.

Mike was a well respected teacher for 25 years at Denis Morris Catholic Secondary School, where he will be sadly missed by his colleagues and students. Mike was actively involved in the life of the school, coaching both golf and cross-country and supervising the weight training facility.

 

Sinclair BarrySINCLAIR, Barry Frank – Following a brief illness, Barry passed away with his loving wife by his side at the Welland Hospital on Monday, May 8, 2017 in his 79th year.

Beloved husband for 30 years of Roxanne (nee Hicks). Cherished father of Marc Sinclair (Vicki), Michele Sinclair (Jamie), Traci Dyer (Ralph) and Cari Taylor (Peter). Proud grandfather of Spencer, Cody, Carling, Bree, Carly, Carter and Brooke.

Dear brother-in-law of Paul and Richard Hicks. He will be sadly missed by many extended family, friends and by his faithful companions; his golden retrievers Henry and Maggie. Predeceased by parents Frank and Kitty Sinclair and step-father Jim Kivell.

Barry was a Principal with the Peel Board of Education for 25 years until moving to Niagara in 1986. He retired from the District School Board of Niagara as a Teacher at Glynn A. Green School in Fonthill.

 

McRoberts RoyMcROBERTS, Robert 'Roy' - With heavy hearts the family of Robert (Roy) McRoberts announce his passing on May 8th, 2017 at the St. Catharines General Hospital at the age of 68. He was surrounded by his loving wife Margaret and beloved family.

Roy was born in Belfast N. Ireland in 1948, and from an early age loved all things mechanical. He would spend hours with his motor bike, cars and anything else he could take apart and put back again, always loving to solve the problems and challenges. It was no surprise to his parents that upon completion of school he entered an apprenticeship and at the age of 20 obtained his Maintenance Trade papers.

It was then he married Margaret and together they started on "their life adventure". A journey that started in Belfast, took them to Cape Town, South Africa and finally here in Canada.

 

Thususka JackTHUSUSKA, Jack R. - Died peacefully in his sleep on May 8th, 2017 at the age of 81.

He will be greatly missed by his daughter, Patricia Fowler, brother, Don (Doreen) Thususka, grandchildren, Kyle (Trish), Jordan (Whitney) and Mackenzie (Thomas) Fowler, his niece, Susan (George) Miersch and his nephew, Mark (Sherry) Thususka.

Jack will be remembered as a man who loved all things sports, had a knack for catching fish and could always make you smile with his quirky sense of humour.