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Chemerika RickCHEMERIKA, Rick - With profound sadness, the family announces the passing of Rick, tragically in Wawa as the result of an accident on Sunday July 9, 2017 at the age of 58.

Rick was the most amazing and loving husband to Anne (nee Western), the proudest father to Jennifer (Terry Lima), Eric (Melissa), Cody and the happiest Grampa to Eastyn, Lincoln and grandbaby #3 on the way. Rick was a very loving son to Willie and Josie Chemerika.

Predeceased by his parents-in-law Max and Gladys Western. Fun and loving brother to Jan (Leo Sanderson), Laurie (Chuck Pander), Wendell, Madelene (Ken Robb) and Michelle Swiscoski. Brother-in-law to Larry Western (Joanne) and John Western (Linda), predeceased by Bill Western.

 

MacDONALD, Betty Marie - Peacefully with family by her side at Millenium Trail Manor, Niagara Falls on Sunday, July 9th, 2017 in her 91st year.

Beloved wife of the late "Doodie" MacDonald (2004).

Loving mother of Reg (Vickie) MacDonald of Niagara Falls and Deby (Don) West of Grand Island, N.Y. Much loved grandmother of Brett (Sheila) and Blair May and great-grandma of Ripley. Dear sister of Kathleen, Shirley, Larry, Arty Murray and the late Mona, Lloyd, John, Alwyn, Clyde and Stuart Murray.

 

COLLUCCI, Robert Patrick (Beak) - With deep sorrow we announce that Robert, born April 21, 1966 passed away suddenly at home with family on July 9, 2017.

Robert leaves behind his mother Diane, brother Gordon, sister Judy, and Norma. Predeceased by his father John Collucci. Gordon was a dear uncle to Gordon, Stephanie, John, Luke and Malakia.

 

Zagaritis SamZAGARITIS, Serafim 'Sam' - It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of Serafim on Saturday, July 8th, 2017 in his 84th year.

Loving Godfather to Bobby Argiropoulos. Cherished friend to the Mertzanis family.

Survived by brothers Panagiotis and Elias and his sister Stella. Predeceased by his parents Haralambos and Sotiria Zagaritis and his sister Efrosini.

 

Monfette NormMONFETTE, Norm – Passed away peacefully at the St. Catharines General Hospital, on Saturday July 8, 2017, in his 61st year.

Norm leaves behind his loving wife Kim, along with his children Kevin (Carrie Massura) Monfette and Brad (Sophie) Monfette.

He will be fondly remembered by his adored grandchildren, Kalina, Fiona and Felix, and sadly missed by his extended family and many friends.

 

Geczy EmmyGECZY, Emmy (Vargha) - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Saturday July 8, 2017 at the age of 92.

Beloved wife of Alex for 17 years. Dearly loved mother of Attila (Eveline) Vargha and Aniko (John) Wegener.

Cherished sister of Maria Boudreau (the late Gerry). She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.

 

Browne BillBROWNE, William A.S. 'Bill' - (September 26, 1931 – July 8, 2017) - Bill Browne, in his 86th year, passed away peacefully at the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital.

Sadly missed by his wife of 40 years, Wyntje (deGram). Father to John (Shelley), Patricia (Bob), Sheri (Rick) and Peter (Carrolynne).

Grandfather to Jennifer (Adrian), Dara (Kevin), Rachel (Shannon), Jordon, Courtney (Shawn), Sean (Marissa), Tyler (Jenn) and Kayla (Michael). As well as Great-Grandfather to Tanzi, Maverick and Luke.

 

Caselton DonCASELTON, Donald 'Don' - Passed away at the Greater Niagara General Hospital  on Saturday July 8, 2017 at the age of 77.

Beloved husband of 59 years to Verlene Caselton.  Dearly loved father of Lon Caselton, John Caselton, Shawn Caselton. Shari (Richard) DeForest and Valerie Caselton (Ron Lovell).

Cherished Grandpa of James, Jeffrey, Brandon, Sarah, Amber, Arielle, Cameron, Jessica, Matthew and Kane and Great-Grandpa of Lucas and Nathan. Dear brother-in-law of Jim (the late Bev) Rogozinski.  Dear uncle of Missy, Mandy and the late Jenny.

 

Betzner DavidBETZNER, David Allen - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David Betzner. He passed peacefully on July 8th, 2017 at the age of 56 with family and friends by his side at the Bickle Palliative Care Centre.

David will be remembered as a warm hearted and cheerful man who was devoted to his family and friends.

David was a loving husband and companion to Tanya Purchase. Adoring father to Alexander Betzner who brought true joy to his life.

Cherished son, who will be sorely missed by his parents Ann and Leon Betzner; his sister Lynn Betzner (husband Robert Lyon) and their children Atticus and Adeleine Lyon.

 

Davis StevenDAVIS, Steven - It is with extreme sadness we announce the sudden passing of Steven Davis on Saturday July 8th, 2017 at the age of 32.

Cherished son of Andrée (nee Benoit) Davis and Gregory Davis.

He is loved and will be missed by his two young children; Brayden and Michelle Davis. Dear brother of Michael Davis (Johnathan Wallace) and Jennifer Davis (Tony Van Geemen).  He also leaves the love of his life Elizabeth Milne and his grandma Jean Davis along with his many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

 

Porteous OpalPORTEOUS, Opal Jerinne (nee Beamer) - It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our mother. Mom passed away peacefully at Henley House in her 90th year on Saturday, July 8, 2017 following a debilitating battle with Alzheimer disease.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Robert (1998).

Cherished mother of Heather Beck (Al Harrison) and Robin Hildebrand (Bob).  Dearly loved grandmother of Shannon Beck and Matthew Hildebrand (Lauren Schryvers).

 

Pollock DavidPOLLOCK, David - Passed away peacefully after a brief battle with cancer on July 8, 2017 in his 68th year.

He will be sadly missed by his mother Myrtle (Marr) Pollock, cousins Linda Kramer, Randy White, Francis Battista, and Elaina Marr and their families, as well as many friends and co-workers from Woodbine Racetrack.

 

Aiello SophiaAIELLO, Sophia (nee Panagopoulos) -  Passed away peacefully with family at her side at Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton on Friday, July 7, 2017 at the age of 44 after a long battle with cancer.

Beloved wife of Ralph Aiello.

Cherished daughter of Sam and Giota Panagopoulos. Dearly loved sister of Gus Panagopoulos.  Dear daughter-in-law of Frank and Caterina Aiello.

 

Schachowskoj ElizabethSCHACHOWSKOJ, Elizabeth – At the Niagara Falls Hospital on Friday July 7, 2017 Elizabeth Schachowskoj of Virgil, aged 78 years.

Wife of the late Arnold (2009).

Dear mother of Kent and wife Angela, Glen, Jodi, Jana and husband Nathan Wasylowich. Loved grandmother of Stephen & Erin. Sister of John Dyck, Edward Dyck and Erika Willms.

 

Hicks FloydHICKS, Dr. Floyd Clinton - Of Port Colborne, passed away peacefully at Northland Pointe on Friday, July 7, 2017 at the age of 86 years.

Dear husband of Alice (nee Hewgill) Hicks, loving father of Gregory (Jill) Hicks of Bedford, Nova Scotia, Trish (Craig) Hogg of Port Colborne and Timothy (Elizabeth) Hicks of Orrville, Ohio.

Dear grandfather of Matthew, Amy, Sarah, Teddy, Hannah, Ryan (Kristen), Alison (Ryan), Graeme (Caitlin), Kieran, Harley (Ashley), Nelson (Jenn) and Sadie (Brad). Loving great grandfather of Emery, Quinn, Jacob, Amelia, Sperry, Charlie Jean, Juniper, Sofia and Patrick.

 

Lynch MayLYNCH, May - Passed away peacefully in her home with her beloved husband, Stewart by her side on Friday, July 7, 2017, at the age of 73.

May was predeceased by her parents, William and Margaret Dick.

May was born in Scotland, where she met the love of her life, Stewart, in High School. Together, May and Stewart immigrated to Canada in 1966. Throughout their life time, they enjoyed travelling the world and spent 4 years in Saudi Arabia. They also were members of Knox Presbyterian Church for nearly 20 years.

 

Cronmiller MichaelCRONMILLER, Michael Henry - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Michael on Friday July 7, 2017 at Queenston Place Retirement Home in his 93rd year.

Loving husband of June for 69 wonderful years. Proud father of Faye (Ian) Greaves, Susan (Donald) Huntington and David (Marilyn) Cronmiller. Beloved grandfather of Eric & Philip Cronmiller and Alison & Peter Greaves.

 

Cayer GemmaCAYER, Gemma (Letourneau) - At the Welland Hospital on Thursday, July 6, 2017 in her 97th year.

She was predeceased by Gerard, her beloved husband of 68 years. Loving mother of Andre (Carmen), Lise Earl (Paul), Doris and Lorraine DiIorio (Michael).

Cherished grandmother of Julie Middleton (Rob), Anne Cayer (Ryan Thomas), Chrissy Dockrill (Mike), Kelly Flowers, Paul Earl Jr. (Lindsay), Cristina DiIorio and Mikey DiIorio and great grandmother of Lindsay, Ashley, Alyssa and Everett.

 

Cooper RoyCOOPER, Roy - Passed away peacefully with his loving wife of 47 years, Margie at his side, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Thursday July 6, 2017 at the age of 77.

Dearly loved father of Gerald (Melanie) Cooper and Charlotte (Jason) Powell.  Cherished grandfather of Daniel, Reece, Laura and Eris. Dear brother of Gerald Cooper.

Roy had served as a police officer with the Niagara Parks Commission for 33 years, where he was affectionately known as 'Coop the Cop'.

 

Craven SharonCRAVEN, Sharon Mae Lynn - Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the NHS-Fort Erie Hospital at the age of 67.

Loving wife of the late Ronald (Ron) (2016) for over 44 years.

Loving and devoted mother of Sara and Ashlee (Jay Reece). Cherished Grandma of Mary-Jane, Damien and Jaymie-Lynn. She will be sadly missed by her brothers Don and Bobby McCutcheon and sisters Betsy Forbes and Donna McCutcheon.

 

Slingerland TrudySLINGERLAND, Geertruida 'Trudy' Johanna (Roverts) – Colossians 1:12–14.

On July 6, 2017, at 85 years of age the Lord took home our mother and oma after a courageous battle with cancer.

Predeceased by her husband Gysbert (Gus) in January 2014.

Loving mother of Gerrit and Elaine Slingerland, Marian and Bob Brownlow, William Slingerland, Harold and Janey Slingerland, Brian and Jolande Bruinekool.

 

Maxwell DickMAXWELL, Richard Harold 'Dick' - Surrounded by his family, Dick passed away at McNally House Hospice in Grimsby on Thursday, July 6, 2017 in his 91st year.

Beloved husband of Barbara for 66 years, loving father of Janet and Bill Windsor, and John and Vicki Maxwell. Dick was predeceased by his sister Jacqueline and her husband Syd Wells.

Left to miss him are his dearly loved sister-in-law Joan Gaudett and her husband John, his nephew Scott Wells (Jane) and niece Elizabeth Gowanlock (Neil).

 

Greenhill HelenGREENHILL, Helen Eunice (Jordan) - (March 15, 1925 - July 6, 2017) -

In memory of my loving mother, a caring and compassionate woman. We will miss your spunk and the things you did for us and others.

Love from your son Joel, nieces and nephews Linda, Ronda, Bruce, Nancy and their families.

 

Collins EliCOLLINS, Eli Arthur - It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the tragic passing of Eli Arthur Collins on July 6, 2017.

Eli and his twin sister, Alice Charlotte, were born on June 14, 2017, to James and Riley (nee Chitty) Collins.

In lieu of flowers, contributions will be accepted towards a special memorial, honouring Eli's most precious and too-brief life. 

 

Smith JaniceSMITH, Janice - Passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Thursday July 6, 2017 at the age of 71.

Beloved wife of the late Kenneth.  Dearly loved mother of Barry (Roberta) and Lori Smith.

Cherished daughter of Ethel Keleher and the late John MacKenzie. Dear grandmother of Robert, Ryan, Shane and Gigi. Loving aunt of Michael Simon and Kim Sanderson. Predeceased by her sister Anne MacKenzie.

 

WASYLOWICH, Michael - Passed a way peacefully with his family at his side on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at the St. Catharines Hospital in his 78th year.

Beloved husband of Sharon (Freeman) for 53 years. Loving father of Paula (Frank) and Patti (Andy). Cherished Grandpa of Josh, Chad and Jamie. Dear Great Grandpa of Madisyn, Nico and Mikey.

Survived by brothers Bill (Jerri) and Walt (Sandy), and predeceased by brothers George, Alex and sister Gladys. He will be missed by many special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.