O'HALLORAN, Mona Viola (nee Levy) - Peacefully at West Park Health Centre, St. Catharines on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 in her 83rd year.

Dear Mother of Barbara (Peter) Bird and Margaret Rose (Don) Bowman. Loved grandma of Lorraine, Christina, Matthew, Don "Bear", Sandy and great-grandma of Jesse.

Loving sister of Doris (John Angus) Steele, Edward Jonathon Levy and the late Ruth Hachey and Clara Jones. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.


MARINO, Ersilia 'Elsie' (nee Greco) - Born January 14th, 1921. Passed away peacefully at home on Monday, March 13th, 2017 at the age of 96, and into God's hands.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Antonio 'Tony' (2007) of 67 years.

Loved mother of David (late Janet) Marino and Lucy (late Elio) Petrecca. Dear grandmother of Stephen (Naomi) Petrecca, Michael (Dee) Marino, John (Paula) Petrecca, Michelle Stretton (Paul), Marina (Mark) Cosby and Anthony Petrecca. Great grandmother of 10.

Survived by brothers Nicholas (Sophie) and Samuel (Madeline). Predeceased by sisters Edith (Sam) Rossetto, Josephine (Nichols) Marchesani and brothers Pat (Yolanda), Danny (Rochelle), John and two infant sisters Esther & Mary.


GOERZ, John Peter - At Greater Niagara General Hospital on Monday, March 13, 2017, John Goerz, aged 91 years, of Virgil.

Husband of the late Margaret (1997) and loving father of the late Aggie (Dave) Martens, Lisa (Ed) Schroeder, John (Elvira), Marlene Howell, Monica (James, 2002) Froese, the late Peter (2015) and Ted (Anna).

Brother of Hilda (John) Willms. Predeceased by brothers Peter, Kolia and Jake (Margaret). Also survived by 14 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.


Agro RoseAGRO, Rose (nee Ori) – (1930 - 2017) - Rose reached the end of her journey on March 13, 2017.

God and his angels came to reunite her with her loving husband Louis after a wonderful, happy and eventful life.

Family meant everything to Rose and she will be lovingly remembered by her children Jeff & Martine Agro (Aurora), David Agro (Toronto) and Cathy & Vince Giovenazzo (Welland). She will be greatly missed by her most cherished grandson Curtis Capuano and step-grandchildren Tisha Taylor, Leonard Taylor and step-granddaughter Makayla.


Hirniak MichaelHIRNIAK, Michael - Unexpectedly, in the presence of his loving family on March 13, 2017 at the NHS - St. Catharines Site at the age of 61 years.

Will be sadly missed by his wife Lisa of 32 years. Survived by his children Michael Lee (Khanisa), Nicole (Robin), Karl (April), Nicholas (Alexandra) and Christopher (Jessica). Grandpa to Sophie, Britni, Paige, Kaden, Cole, Clayton, Kasey, Kaleb, Ivy, Ella, Oliver and Alice. Great Grandpa to Carson.

Survived by his mother Julia and the late Roman (2008), his brother Terry, nephews Peter, Terry Jr. and niece Sarah. Son-in-law to Sam and Audrey Tiffney. Brother-in law to Chris (Karen) Tiffney.


Richards MargaretRICHARDS, Margaret May - With family by her side, Margaret passed away peacefully at Henley House on Monday, March 13, 2017, at the age of 86.

Beloved wife of the late Vince (2012) of 60 years.

Loving mother of Connie (Gerry) Rae and Diane (Rennie) Romanin. Proud Grams of Brandi, Ryan, Aaron and Matthew. Cherished sister of June Taylor.


Palmeter EvelynPALMETER, Evelyn Marion (nee Slocomb) – Evelyn passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Monday, March 13, 2017 in her 86th year.

She is now reunited with her beloved husband Bruce (2000) and her cherished son Cal (2009). Sadly missed by her son Brian Palmeter and his wife Donna.

Loving grandmother of Joel Koeslag (Melanie), Paul Palmeter (Tasha), Randy Palmeter (Sarah), Cherie Lynn Palmeter (Watson) and great-grandmother of Jonas, Carter, Mila, Brooklyn, William and Cameron. Also survived by her daughter-in-law Cathy Palmeter and sisters Mona and Monica.

Predeceased by her parents Orman and Thelma Slocomb and sister Caroline.


DYCK, W. James - Peacefully at his residence in St. Catharines on Monday, March 13, 2017, James Dyck, aged 41 years.

Son of the late Walter (2009) and Ena.

Brother of Nicholaus.


Boudreau KevinBOUDREAU, Kevin Joseph - With great sorrow we announce the passing of Kevin on Monday March 13, 2017, surrounded by family.

Loving father of Laci and Chelsey. Beloved grandfather of Emillea and Maximus. Survived by his mother Joan. Cherished brother of Mike, Donna, Sandra and Rob.

Predeceased by his father Vince and his brother Kenny. He will be fondly remembered by nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.


NESBITT, Erma Leona (Armstrong) - Peacefully on Sunday, March 12th, 2017 at Heidehof Home for the Aged in her 100th year.

Predeceased by her husband Norman (1980).

Loving mother of Joan (Charles) Stewart and Dorothy (Don) Burton. Dear grandmother of Beverly (Craig) Atterbury, Tammy (John) McLachlan, Shelley TenBroeck. Great grandmother of Heather, Amanda, Russell, Parker, Kyleigh. Great great grandmother of Mariah Rose.

Survived by siblings Irene MacGregor, Marion Mooradian, Robert Armstrong. Predeceased by siblings Dalton Armstrong, Martha Robinson, Bill Armstrong, Eglin Armstrong.


McClelland KenMcCLELLAND, Kenneth Charles – Passed away in his 82nd year on March 12, 2017.

Ken is predeceased by his with Barbara (Halliday) and his brothers Norman and Allan. He is survived by his sister Verna (Washnuk) and three sons Ken (Jennifer), Scott (Catherine) and Marty (Shelley). Loving grandfather to Sean, Cal, Jess, Ryan, Madelynne, James and Justin.

Ken is survived by many close family members and friends all of whom have been a great source of comfort and companionship through all the joys and sorrows throughout the years.


GIBSON, Junior Earl - Peacefully, at the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital, Dunnville on Sunday March 12, 2017 in his 82nd year.

Survived by his loving wife Joyce Gibson (nee Dryden), brother Keith and Kathleen, sister Dalores Steffen and families.


ROOT, Ross Henry - (Veteran WWII, Amity Lodge #32 AF&AM) -

Passed away peacefully, at Edgewater Gardens, Dunnville on Sunday March 12, 2017 in his 97th year.

Beloved husband of the late Betty Root. Lovingly remembered by his family and friends.


Moser AnnaMOSER, Anna - Passed away peacefully with her loving daughters at her side at Meadows of Dorchester on Sunday March 12, 2017 at the age of 91.

Beloved wife of the late Joseph Moser (1993).

Dearly loved mother of Anna (Joe) Gruninger and Elizabeth (Steve) Koch. Cherished grandmother of Joanne (Dawson) Trickett, Veronica Gruninger, Steven Gruninger and Jennifer (Ray) Wallace and great-grandmother of Eryk Trickett, Hallie Trickett, Nolan Wallace and Maddie Wallace.


Allen ChuckALLEN, Alvin Austin 'Chuck' - Chuck passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the love and presence of his family on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the age of 85.

Beloved husband of Dorothy (nee Backshall). Proud father of Annette (Ralph) Lutley, Charles (Madeleine Plouffe) Allen, Adrienne Allen, Arlene (Mike) Mileni and Christine (Ryan) Lavallee.


Ford FranFORD, Frances 'Fran' (nee Asbell) - Frances 'Fran' Ford, daughter of Bertha (nee Smith) and Leslie Asbell, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the age of 86 years.

Fran was born in Newton, Massachusetts, spending 12 years there before moving with her family to Oxford, NS where she completed her early education and met her future husband, Ronald. The high school sweethearts both attended Mount Allison University before marrying in September 1953 and moving to the new mining town of Murdochville, QC. There they began a family welcoming Randy in 1954, followed in two year intervals by Cindy and Chris.

After nearly 25 years in Murdochville, they lived briefly in Saskatoon before moving permanently to Southern Ontario in 1977.


Belyea RonaBELYEA, Veronica Mary 'Rona' - With her family by her side at the Welland County General Hospital on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Beloved wife of John (1994). Loving mother John, Sarah Belanger (Ed) and Mary. Cherished Granny of Kelsey (Thomas) and Kyle Belanger and Gwen Belyea-Munroe. She is predeceased by her brother Arthur Carr.

Rona was a RN at the St. Catharines General Hospital after many years of service.


Dalhouse NeilDALHOUSE, Anthony 'Neil'  - Anthony Neil Dalhouse passed away unexpectedly March 12, 2017 in Niagara-on-the-Lake, with his family at his side.

Neil is deeply missed by Louise, his beloved best friend and wife for 48 years, sons Matthew and Jeffery (Lise), grandsons Asher and Salem, brother Francis (Vera), nephew Mark, sister Marie (Dan), sisters-in-law Nancy (Richard) and Donna (Pat), nephew Scott and niece Heather.


His memory is deeply cherished by extended family and friends.


DiCosimo IdaDiCOSIMO, Ida - Passed away peacefully with her loving family at her side, at St. Catharines General Hospital on Saturday March 11, 2017 at the age of 77.

Beloved wife of 59 years to Vincent DiCosimo. Loving and devoted mother of Joe DiCosimo (Charlene), Frank (Barbara) DiCosimo, Anita (Giancarlo) Filippelli and Vince (Joy) DiCosimo.

Cherished Nonna of Marisa (Christopher), Melina (Stephen), Lindsay (Faisal), Lauren, Samantha (Anthony), Linnea, Alissa, Frankie, Alexandria, Gabriella and Vincent and Bisnonna of Aubrey, Preston and Alessia.


Zarafonitis CharlieZARAFONITIS, Charles 'Charlie' - Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Meadows of Dorchester on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the age of 85.

Beloved husband of 58 years to Nellie (Skorenki) Zarafonitis. Dearly loved father of Julian Zarafonitis and father-in-law of Mary Zarafonitis. Cherished Papou of Lea Zarafonitis.

Dear brother of Louie (Patti) Zarafonitis and Connie Zarafonitis. Predeceased by his sisters Kaye Zarafonitis and Helen Richards, and his brothers Billy "Gus" Zarafonitis, James "J.J." Zarafonitis and his wife Marge, and George Zarafonitis.


SILLERS, Joan Beverly (nee Barker) - Formerly of London, Ontario, Joan slipped away peacefully at the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital, Dunnville on Saturday, March 11, 2017 after a lengthy illness.

Joan has gone to be reunited with her beloved husband Keith and her grandchildren who have gone before her.

Joan “Nan” will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her sisters, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.


Sittler HarrySITTLER, Harry George - It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved “Kooky Kanook” on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 2:37 a.m. after a lengthy battle with cancer, and with his loving family by his side. He was in his 75th year.

Beloved husband and best friend to Linda for 53 years. Cherished father to Tammy (Cris) Fluri, Patti “Fluffy” Edwards, Andrew (Danica) Sittler and Jodi “Puffy” (Martin) Milhomme.

Special Papa to Justin, Gregory, Stephen, Victoria, Austin, Taylor, Evan, AJ, Kyle and Brooke: and Grand Papa to Hailey, Lilly and Addison.


CAMERON, Stephen - Stephen passed away unexpectedly on Saturday March 11th, 2017 at the age of 58.

Loving father of Kiersten and Christopher. Stepfather to Jonathan Chiera. Always in the heart of Connie. Sadly missed brother of Colin Jr., Derek and Allison.

Stephen was a hard worker in all aspects of his life, loved by many and will be missed so dearly.


HILTON, Sylvia Rosamond - It is with profound sadness we announce the loss of our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, wife and sister, Sylvia Rosamond Hilton.

Surrounded by her family, at the Niagara General Hospital, on March 11th, 2017, Sylvia was called away from us to spend time with her parents (Nora and Elisha) and loving granddaughter Samantha Armstrong. We know they will take as good of care of you as you will of them.

Sylvia was born in Gooseberry Cove NL on August 25th, 1950 and moved west when her family started. Sylvia leaves behind her 3 children, Deloris Armstrong, Ronald Armstrong and Dawn Burke (Jason), her husband of 27 years Paul Hilton and 2 step children Nathan Hilton (Amanda) and Sara Lane (Ryder).


Cavasin ElisaCAVASIN, Elisa - Passed away peacefully on March 11, 2017 at Extendicare, Halton Hills in her 87th year.

Beloved wife of the late Florindo Cavasin – 2010.

Loving mother of Jim (Jayne) and David (Patrizia). She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Jaime (Jeremy), Chris (Jennifer), Scott (Alainnah), Dave (Jaclyn), Zachary (Jennifer), Sybille, Lydia and by her great grandchildren Mason and Sophia.

Dear sister of Bruna Agostini (Lorenzo), Libera Bandiera and brother in-law Gianni Veronese. Predeceased by her parents Eugenio and Eugenia Basso,by her sister Vilma Veronese and brother in-law Gino Bandiera.


PODLESNIK, Rose – Passed away peacefully surrounded by her daughter Monica at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the age of 92.

Predeceased by her husband of 55 years Albin (March 2004).

Dear mother of Monica McLeod, who will miss her dearly. Rose will be survived by all of her family in Slovenia.