Dueckman JackDUECKMAN, Jack - Died peacefully at the age of 60, on the morning of April 11th, 2017 at the United Mennonite Home in Vineland, Ontario.

Jack was the cherished husband of 32 years to Patti Dueckman and the much-loved son of Hamm and Elsie Dueckman. He will be dearly missed by his three children Emily (Dan Culp), Matthew, and Michelle.

He is predeceased by his younger sister, Jane Johnas and will be dearly missed by his younger brother, Jeff Dueckman.


Epp HenryEPP, Henry (Hank) - After a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at St. Catharines General Hospital, at 53 years of age.

Loving husband of Carrie for 17 years. Cherished and dedicated father to Devan.

Dear son of Mary and the late Henry Epp. Dear brother of Helen (Fred) Martin, Ben (Barb) Epp, Anne (James) Latour, the late Walter Epp, Vic Epp, and Rose Epp. He will be remembered by many nieces and nephews. Dear son-in-law of William and Linda Langelaan and brother-in-law of Darren Langelaan.


Lodon DebbieLODON, Debbie - Passed away, after a brief battle with cancer on April 11, 2017, at the Welland County General Hospital, in her 52nd year.

She will be deeply missed and forever cherished by her three children, Lexi Smith, Adida Smith, and Cynthia Smith, as well as her grandson Jaxson Dean.


Cecckin JoanCECCKIN, Joan Frances (Wills) - (July 28, 1930 - April 10, 2017) - It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of our beloved Mother, in her 87th year, peacefully at home surrounded by loving family members.

She remains behind in the hearts of her daughter Marilyn Saari and son in law Fern Beauchamp, her two sons Jack and Todd Cecckin, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter Cheryl and grandson Jeremy.

She is also the much loved sister of Bob Wills (Joanne), Lois Smith (John) and Ed Wills (Veneta) and was blessed with their dedicated weekly sibling luncheon gatherings for the past five years, along with all the regular visits and treats from Jack.


Zanini DarceZANINI, Gino 'Darce' - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Darce on Monday April 10, 2017 at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital at the age of 85.

Loving husband of the late Rose Zanini (2012). Proud father of Timothy Zanini (Heather) and Jeffery Zanini and step father of Steven (Margaret) Blash and Robert (Ellen) Blash.

Grandfather of Lauren and Alex Zanini, Kristi (Jared) Hill and Margi (Nick) Filipovitch. Great Grandfather of Owen, Ethan, Georgia and Troy.


GIFFORD, Janet Anne (nee Everets) - Peacefully, at the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital on Monday April 10, 2017 in her 79th year.

Janet Gifford beloved wife of Roger Gifford.

Lovingly remembered by her twin sister Joan Kriter (Bob), sister-in-law Marg Booker and brother-in-law Gary Gifford. Sadly missed by her nieces, nephews and their families.


Hopper MurrayHOPPER, David 'Murray' - (November 27, 1939 – April 10, 2017) - Passed in the presence and thoughts of his family and friends in his 78th year at Dunnville Hospital.

Murray was best known for his outgoing and friendly personality, his haggling abilities at the local markets, and for his skills at the casino. Most of all, he is remembered for his singing talents, which he happily showed off at karaoke any chance he had, be it in Ontario or Texas.

Predeceased by his wife Donna, he is also sadly missed by his current partner Sylvia, his daughters Darlene (Steve), Aileen (Ted), Susan (Norwood), and Cheryl (Wayne).


Paone MariaPAONE, Maria Rosa (nee Gigliotti) - Passed away surrounded by her loving family on April 10th, 2017, eight days short of her 95th Birthday.

Predeceased by her husband Domenic Paone, her parents Costantina & Vittorio Gigliotti, Brothers Ciantonio & Giuseppe Gigliotti, sisters Annuzza & Caterina Gigliotti.

Loving mother of Gaetano (Lillyolsen) Paone, Lina (Late Domenic) Chiarella, Vittorio (Rose) Paone.


van den AKKER, Shirley - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Shirley van den Akker on Monday April 10th, 2017 at Hamilton General Hospital.

Shirley is the cherished wife of Eduard van den Akker and mother of Tracy van den Akker and best friend Barbara van den Akker. She will be very missed but shall always live on in our hearts.


ERICKSON, Carl - At his home in Hamilton on Monday April 10, 2017, aged 57 years.

Son of Eric & Betty Erickson and brother of Debbie & Eric Day and Lisa & Milan Klinger.

Uncle of Craig & Laura Day and their daughter Sophia and Kevin & Jessica Klinger.


Dunham DanielDUNHAM, Daniel Vincent - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Dan on Monday, April 10, 2017 in his 73rd year.

Dear father of Yvonne, grandfather of Mike (Amanda), and Aaron. Great grandfather of Hayden, Colton and Hudson.

Survived by his sister Lynn Schuur (Bill), sister-in-law Jane Dunham and by many nieces, nephews and their families as well as friends. Predeceased by his parents Roy and Hazel Dunham, sister Agnes Anger and brother Dave Dunham.


ROBINSON, Joyce (nee Beattie) - Passed away peacefully in her sleep at Albright Manor, on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at the age of 91.

Joyce is survived by daughters Susan and Brenda and son David.

Predeceased by husband, Rev. John Proctor Robinson and daughter, Karen.


Fairbrother JackFAIRBROTHER, Jack Edward - Passed away peacefully at home in Port Colborne with his loving wife Gloria (Williams) by his side, on Sunday, April 9, 2017, in his 85th year.

Dear father of Kim Bast, Deb Shepphard, and Tracey Fairbrother; step-father of Dwight and Dwayne (Karen) McGlynn, Carol Campbell and Brenda Stonge.

Cherished grandfather of 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Predeceased by his children Jackie, Gerry, Heather and Sherry.


Reed PennyREED, Penny - Passed away peacefully on April 9, 2017 at the age of 68 at the St. Catharines General Hospital.

Loving mother of Kristoffer (Kristi) and Craig (Lori). Cherished Granny to Sebastian. Sister to Michael and Heather (Fred) and Auntie Penny to all her family in England.

Penny finally found the peace and comfort she's been looking for.


Gioseffi LataGIOSEFFI, Immacolata 'Lata' - Passed away peacefully at St. Catharines General Hospital on Sunday April 9, 2017 at the age of 83.

Beloved wife of the late Giovanni "John" Gioseffi (1999).

Dearly loved mother of Nick (Marisa) Gioseffi, Carmen (Maureen) Gioseffi and Olga (Mario) Leone. Cherished Nonna of John, Nicole, Michael, Patrick, John and James.

Dear sister of Ralph (Alita) Elefante and Tony (Giulia) Elefante. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers Andrew Elefante and John Elefante and his wife Anne.


Wilson RuthWILSON, Ruth Avonelle - At St. Catharines General Hospital on Sunday, April 9, 2017, Ruth Wilson Aged 93 years.

Beloved wife of Jim for 67 years. Dear Mother of Ralph (Sandra) Wilson, Michael (Erin) Wilson and Sally Jane Wilson.

Grandmother of Emily (Chris), Christopher and Rachel. Great grandmother of Charlee. Sister of Rosalie (Bill) Kosick.


HEIKOOP, Dirk - Peacefully, at Shalom Manor, Grimsby, on Sunday, April 9, 2017, Dirk Heikoop, aged 101.

Beloved husband of Marie (deceased September 5, 2003) and dear father of Martin and his wife Carolyn of Aberfoyle, Hans and his wife Dorcas of Kitchener, and Frank and his partner Carol (deceased) of Kitchener.

Also survived by four grandchildren, Jeff, Mark, Dirk, and Sarah, six great grandchildren, Phillip, Alisha, Jacob, Brandon, Joshua and Olivia, two sisters Betsy and Allie, brother Henk and predeceased by brothers Martin and Walter.


Summerskill PaulSUMMERSKILL, Paul W. - (1929 - 2017) - 

It is with profound sorrow I announce the sudden death of my loving husband and best friend, Paul Summerskill. Paul died on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at the St. Catharines General Hospital.

He is survived by his loving wife Tineke. He is also survived by his daughter Karen from a previous marriage and grandsons Lawrence and Trevor, his sister Jean (the late Harvey). Survived by his sister-in-law Petronella (the late Loren), brother-in-law Gerald (Virginia) and sister-in-law Elizabeth.

Predeceased by his daughter Nancy from a previous marriage, brother John (the late Mimi) and brother-in-law John. He will be fondly remembered by nieces and nephews and missed by many friends.


Mulroney AnneMULRONEY, Anne (Doran) - Born March 27, 1930, passed away suddenly at her home in Niagara Falls, April 8, 2017, in her 88th year.

Anne will be dearly missed by her family and friends, especially those at Stamford Estates. Loving wife of her late husband Thomas.

Loving mother of Dennis (Molly), Thomas (Kathy), Raymond and her late son Michael. Dear grandmother of Brie, Keenan, Maggie, Lauren, Dana and Julia.

Dear sister of Noelie, Betty, Ethna, Rita, Margaret, Carmel and her late brother Michael.


Casey DotCASEY, Dot - Passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Saturday April 8, 2017 at the age of 86.

Beloved wife of the late Myles Casey (2001).

Dearly loved mother of Wayne (Julie) Casey, Shawn (Evelyne) Casey and Linda Harrison. Cherished grandmother of Michael, Stephanie, Alex, Melanie, Nolan, Valerie and Cole.

Dear sister of Julia Newman. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her siblings Joe, Floyd, Sam, Shirley, Alice, Emily, Ruben and Joshua.


Mackey GladysMACKEY, Gladys Louise (nee Mullen) - Peacefuly at Amica at St. Catharines Place, on Saturday, April, 8, 2017 at the age of 96.

Loving wife of the late William (Bill).

Devoted mother of Ken Putman (Ginette), Linda Hampson (Larry), and Donna Gumulak (Henry).

Adored Grandma of Carly Hayes (Barry), Sean (Natasha), Aimee McDougall (Jeff), Michael, Erin, and Cameron Gumulak. Gladys will fondly remembered by her beautiful great grandchildren Katharine and Andrew Hayes, Monique and Ben McDougall.


Spada PeterSPADA, Peter Michael - Peter passed away peacefully surrounded by the love and presence of his family on April 7th, 2017 at the age of 71.

Loving husband to Judy. Proud father of Craig (Alison) and Cory (Tammy). Papa leaves his cherished grandchildren Lauren, Cameron, Chloe and Grant with wonderful memories.

Sadly missed by his sister Joan (Joe) Benoit, their children Jeffrey, Jason, Jennifer and their families. Predeceased by his parents Alexander and Maria.


Lucas RandyLUCAS, D. Randy - At Greater Niagara General Hospital on Friday, April 7th, 2017.

Loving husband of Marilyn (nee Cooper). He leaves wonderful memories with his son Ryan. He will always be in the hearts of his grandchildren Riley and Carrie as well as their mother Katherine.

Sadly missed by his siblings Ron (Janet) and Dawna (Rick) and his many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his daughters Robyn and Andrea and his parents Grace and Doug.


Gulla JoeGULLA, Giuseppe 'Joe' - Passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family on Friday April 7, 2017 at the age of 70.

Beloved husband of 48 years to Gilda (Tavano) Gulla. Loving father of Bettina "Lisa" Gulla (Mark), Rosemary Scottu (Kevin) and Brunella Andrade (Dimas). Cherished Nonno of Andrea, Malisa, Noah and AvaGrace.

Dearly loved son of Bettina and the late Bruno Gulla. Dear brother of Rosina Sestito (Giuseppe), Maria Razionale (Giuseppe) and Antonietta Alosi (Eduardo).


Archer LindsayARCHER, Lindsay Mandelle - (1979 - 2017) - Passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017 at the age of 38.

Survived by husband Russel Archer, sons Ryan Archer and Eric Archer, sister Shannon Skye and brother Clayton Skye.

Survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends.

Predeceased by her father Clarence Winkworth (2004), mother Elizabeth Skye-Winkworth (2016).


BISSETT-SULLIVAN, Ava Marie - Ava Marie, infant daughter of Kathleen Sullivan and Andrew Bissett, was born without a heartbeat on Friday, April 7, 2017, at the St. Catharines General Hospital.

Though she never spent any time with us, she touched many of our lives.

Survived by her big brothers Donavin and Emmett, her grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.