Yurcic NickYURCIC, Nick Mato - Passed away suddenly but peacefully at home with his family by his side on Saturday, September 9, 2017 in his 78th year. 

Loving husband of Mary (nee Laslo) for 53 years. Cherished father of Tracey (Kevin) Watson, Vickey (Dave) Hughes and Marni (Paul) Brousseau.

Special Poppy of Eric, Brooke, Todd, Holly, Olivia, Carley, Dawson, Spencer and Abbey, and great grandfather to Lilliana.


Coates MadeleineCOATES, Madeleine - It is with great sadness that her family announces Maddy’s passing on Saturday September 9, 2017 at the age of 91.

Predeceased by her sisters Geraldine, Sybil and Muriel, her brother Dwight, and her companion Ollie.

Survived by her sister Mildred Ross and several nieces and nephews.


Szabo JoeSZABO, Joseph 'Joe' - Passed away peacefully at Tabor Manor on September 9, 2017 at the age of 92.

Beloved husband of over 67 years of Theresa. Loving father of Joe (Susan), Betty (Jim) and Sylvia.

Dear brother of Tony (Kathy) and George (Melitta). Predeceased by his sister Anna in Germany. Otta will be missed by grandchildren Ben and Kimberly.

Joe was a proud GM employee for 26 years and a hardworking Niagara fruit farmer well into retirement.


Burlak IreneBURLAK, Irene Veronica - Peacefully at GNGH on September 9th, 2017 at the age of 93.

Predeceased by her husband Mike (Sept 2007) Survived by her children; John, Henry (Penny), Mary Milenkovic, Stan (Shelley), Ted (Tracey).

Proud grandmother to Jamie, Michelle, Matthew, Abbey, and Daniel. Sadly missed by her furry little buddy Benjy.


WATSON, Georgia Ellen (Filer) - In the early hours of September 9, 2017, Georgia passed away.

She will be missed by her devoted husband of 50 years Howard Watson and loving daughter Melissa Ellen Watson Shawanoo; predeceased by daughter Heidi Ellen Watson (1971).

Survived by her cherished Aunt, Joanne Filer who bestowed both love and happiness. By her adored grandchildren Willow Shawanoo (Heath Embury) and River Shawanoo (Malina Cannon).


Bosco TonyBOSCO, Antonio 'Tony' - Passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday September 9, 2017 at the age of 81.

Beloved husband of 52 years to Luciana. Cherished father of Robert (Cristina) Bosco and Cristina (Darko) Mihelic.  Loving grandfather of Martin, Elli and Nikki.

Caring brother of Carla and the late Bruna. He will be sadly missed by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews in Italy and extended family here in Canada.


Pollard ShirleyPOLLARD, Shirley Ann (nee Cutler) – It is with deep sadness and the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother on Saturday, September 9, 2017 after a very courageous battle with breast cancer, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family in her 82nd year.

She is survived by her ever loving and devoted husband of 61 years Ken Pollard. Loving daughters Kathleen Bernard, Brenda Pisch and Janet Henderson.

Loving grandmother of Jennifer Pachkowski (Tennace), Christine Bernard, Gilles Bernard, Erik Pisch, Patrick Lejeune (Ebony)and Brandon Henderson. Great Grandmother of Logan Pachkowski and Mckenna and Mason Lejeune.


Larouche TroyLAROUCHE, Troy Christopher – With heavy hearts we announce the tragic passing of Troy, while studying abroad in Germany, on Saturday, September 9th, 2017, at 21 years of age.

Cherished son of Larry and Brenda Larouche and loving brother of Ryan (Eve) and Paul (Vailly).

Troy's ability to light up a room with just one smile will forever be cherished. At such a young age, Troy was looked up to by many, and never turned down an adventure.

Troy was completing his dual degree program with both the Goodman School of Business and the European Business School through Brock University. He achieved academic excellence throughout his studies by remaining on the Dean's Honour Roll yearly.


Fowler StellaFOWLER, Stella (Hore) – Stella passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at the Welland Hospital on Friday, September 8, 2017 in her 82nd year.

Beloved wife of the late David Fowler (2006). Cherished mother of Michael Fowler (Pat) and Tracey Fowler. Proud and loving grandmother of Rhonda and Todd Little, Jennifer and Sean Neamtu, Adam Horton and Julie-Ann Garand. Great-grandmother of Ian, Kyle, Layla and Greyson.

Dear sister of Lorna Watchhorn. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Roy and Leona Hore, daughter Linda McDonald, grandson Aaron Horton and brother Mac Hore.


Gorka MikeGORKA, Mieczyslaw 'Mike' – Passed away at his residence in Welland on Friday, September 8, 2017 at the age of 84.

Beloved husband of Stefania (nee Rzad). Devoted father of Barbara (Dave) Morgan and Edward Gorka and cherished grandfather of Thomas, Michael and Katherine Morgan.

He leaves many fond memories for his siblings, nieces, nephews and extended family in Poland. Mieczyslaw immigrated to Canada in 1959 and was an active member in the Polish Community.


Pouliot MariePOULIOT, Marie Marguerite (nee Turcotte) - Passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Friday September 8, 2017 at the age of 98.

Beloved wife of the late Lionel (1990).

Dearly loved mother of Gaetan (Marlene) Pouliot of Ottawa, Louise (Ernie) Hall of Niagara Falls, Suzanne (Scott) Jones of Sault Ste Marie, Gisele (Jim) Blair of Niagara Falls, Marc (Diane) Pouliot of Niagara Falls and the late Guy Pouliot (1958).


Sauro ElvinoSAURO, Elvino - Professor Emeritus, Ryerson University - Born October 2, 1932 to Rev. Libero and Clementina Sauro, Elvino passed after a lengthy illness on September 8, 2017.

Beloved husband of Linda (Ross). Dear brother of Cinna Faveri (John) and Sylvia Lowry. Treasured brother-in-law of Longinia Sauro, Marilyn and R.J. Smith, Joan Hale and Alan and Nellie Ross, and remembered as a very dear uncle to many nieces and nephews. Elvino was pre-deceased by brothers Alberindo, Italo, Olindo , Henry, Livio and Silvio.

Elvino’s two special life interests were music and film. He established, several years ago, the Elvino Sauro Film Award in the School of Image Arts at Ryerson (contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 416-979-5000 x 7644, or ryerson.ca/supporting) and more recently the Elvino Sauro Music Award at North Toronto Collegiate Institute (ntci.on.ca/foundation or 416-393-8585).


Failes VictorFAILES, Victor Never - After a short battle with cancer, Victor passed away peacefully at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the age of 75.

Victor was a longtime employee at General Motors. Beloved husband of Diane. Awesome Daddy to Cari (Jason) and Jason James. Predeceased by his first wife Sharron (2000).

He will be dearly missed by his stepchildren Shane and Laura Maryniak and grandchildren Christian, Shania, Russell and Darcey.


Mezo IreneMEZO, Irene - After a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease, it is with great sadness that the family of Irene Mezo announces her passing on September 7, 2017 at the age of 86.

Irene was predeceased by her loving husband Steve Mezo (2001), parents Frank and Julia Petro, brothers George and Sonny (Kenneth) and sisters Mary and Betty.

She will be remembered forever in the hearts of her daughter Adrienne (Dan) Ane and son Craig Mezo, grandchildren Dan (Sarah) Ane, Stephanie Ane (Rick), Morgan (Matt) McLay, Max Mezo and great-grandsons Daniel Ane and Madden McLay.

Dear sister of Anne (Nadas) and loving aunt to many nieces and nephews.


RUGGIERO, Marie Josephine - Passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the Peter D. Clark Long-Term Care Home in Ottawa at the age of 90.

Predeceased by her loving daughter Jane, cherished husband Gaetano and devoted parents Takla and Joseph Shibley.

Much loved mother of Marilyn (Chris) Nicholl, Francis (Kathy) Ruggiero and Jane Ruggiero. Loving grandmother of Lesley (Dan) Peressotti, Randy (Tracy) Nicholl, Todd Nicholl, Geoffrey and Sara Ruggiero, and devoted great grandmother of Evan and Kara Peressotti, William and Jacob Nicholl.


Lynch AudreyLYNCH, Audrey (nee Pithouse) - After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Audrey passed away in her 71st year on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the Hotel Dieu Shaver.

Beloved wife of 52 years to Richard.

She will be dearly missed by Douglas and Kelly, Steven and Josee, grandchildren Brett, Dylan, Caitlyn, Micheal and Boston, father Leonard Pithouse, brother Wallace Pithouse and sister Eleanor Eberhardt.


Mahas JuneMAHAS, June - Passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the Welland Hospital, formerly of Fonthill.

Wife of the late Joseph Mahas. Loving mother of Karen and the late Jerry Dick, Gary and Wendy Mahas. Dear Nana of Kelsey (Ryan) Huxley, Kristie (Chris) Lamain, Sydney, Brooke and Maddison Mahas. June is survived by her sister Ellen Main.

Predeceased by her parents Ellen and Robert Murphy, her sister Doris Hall, son-in-law John Groulx Jr., mother-in-law Rose Mahas, aunt Alice Fritz and childhood friends Marg and Fred Carrigan.


Micallef EdwardMICALLEF, Edward - At the Douglas Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, September 7, 2017, Edward Micallef of Fort Erie, aged 81 years.

Beloved husband of Lorraine and dear father of Paulette (Helder) Ferreira and Eddy (Nicole) Micallef.

Loving grandfather of Justin, Michael, Paige and Ella.  Dear brother of Carmen Casha.


Bruinekool HankBRUINEKOOL, Henry 'Hank' - On September 7th, 2017, at the age of 61. Hank went home to be in the presence of his Lord and Saviour.

Loving father to Jodi Bruinekool, Mark and Jerri-Lee Brouwer, Jamie Bruinekool and Julie Bruinekool.

Dear brother to Ineka (Bill) Nieuwenhuyzen, Marietta (Garry) Postma, Elsie (Ralph) Slingerland, Joanne (Richard) Maecker, Nancy (Rob) Sinke and Brian (Jolande) Bruinekool.


TOPOLINSKY, Robyn - Passed away surrounded by her loving family at Edgewater Gardens Long Term Care, Dunnville on Thursday, September 7, 2017 after an extended illness, at the age of 62.

Robyn was predeceased by her husband David (2004). Loving mother of her two sons David (Nicole), Richard and her grandchildren Madison and Aurora.

The loving sister of Karen (Rick) Rush, Donna (Walter) Dracz and Bill Puckering. Dearly missed by sisters-in-law Cathie Puckering, Barb Topolinsky, Pat Keith, Janice (Ron) Thayer, Victoria (Brad) Cowlin, nieces, nephews and many family and friends.


Lytle AubreyLYTLE, Aubrey Willis - (1940 - 2017) - Beloved husband of Barbara, father of Lori and Angela, father-in-law to Matthew and Johar, Aubrey transitioned into his next great adventure on September 7, 2017, surrounded by love.

His family continues to be sustained by the great love he bore them.

No memorial services are planned at this time: please post messages for the family on the memorial page at the website of the George Darte funeral home, St. Catharines. In particular, the family invites you to share special memories of Aubrey’s love and care.


Moore SusanMOORE, Susan Ruth (nee Payne) - (July 11, 1938 - September 7, 2017) -

Beloved wife of the late Donald E. Moore. Beloved mother of Mary (Jim) Journeau, Susan E. Moore, Craig D.E (Dorothy) Moore, Debra (Dan) Notley. Deeply loved by her grandchildren Brittney Journeau, Gabrielle Moore, Amelia Moore, Savannah Moore and Paige Notley.

Predeceased by her parents Arthur J.C. and Marguerite Payne, her brother Arthur Harold Payne, and her sisters Alice Payne and Marguerite Howse.


Vanderwal AliceVANDERWAL, Alice - Born Aaltje Ellens, March 14th, 1921 in Friesland Holland, passed into glory on September 6th, 2017 at the age of 96.

She came to Canada in 1949 with her husband and stayed at home to raise her family. She was predeceased by her husband Henry (1996), sons Jacob (2008), Ozzie (2011) and two infants (1956, 1958).

She is survived by her children; Ted (Linda), Agnes (Richard) Glockner, and Helen (Bert) Prinzen, and daughters-in-law Nancy and Susan. She was a loving Oma to Aaron, Ellen, Michele, Matthew, Alexis, Eric, Michael, Alissa, John, and Brian.

She was also Oma to 14 great-grandchildren and is survived by her sister Jessie Terpstra and many nieces and nephews.


Cummings AliceCUMMINGS, Alice Ann - Passed away peacefully at Douglas Memorial Hospital on Wednesday September 6, 2017 at the age of 77.

Beloved wife of William Cummings. Cherished mother of John Keen, Robert Keen (Sandy Stewart) and Timothy (Barbara) Keen.

She will be sadly missed by her 4 grandchildren, her sister Irene 'Betty' (the late Gordon) Dow, many nieces, nephews and cousins and her furry friend 'Winston'.


Smith EileenSMITH, Eileen - With broken hearts, and a lifetime of treasured memories, we announce the passing of Eileen Smith on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Haldimand War Memorial Hospital Dunnville.

Wife of the late Kent Smith, mother of Deborah Cockburn and Lori Grebenc, Grandmama of Olivia Grebenc, mother-in-law of Bill Cockburn and the late Tom Grebenc, great-grandma of Liam Daniel Tam, Grandmama-in-law of Kuan Tam, sister of the late Hugh (Peggy) Golden, Rodney (Lise) Golden, and Brian (Lynne) Golden and their families.


ANDERSON, Dorothy (Parry) - It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Dorothy Anderson on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital, at the age of 85.

Beloved wife of Clifford for 64 years.

Loving mother of Kevin (Heather) of Woodstock and the late Brian Keith (1997). Grandmother of Elizabeth and Matthew.