STRADER, Larry John - Passed away suddenly at the Hamilton General Hospital on Sunday May 6, 2018 at the age of 71.

Beloved husband of Valerie of 46 years. Dear father of Shane and Jennifer.

Loving grandfather of Skyler and Brooklyn. Also survived by a brother Ron and a sister Brenda (Bill).

Toth JohnTOTH, John - At the Welland County General Hospital on Saturday May 5, 2018 in his 78th year.

Beloved husband of Florence for 40 years. He will be missed by his family and friends. John served with the Merchant Marine for 13 years.

John worked at Atlas Steel for 28 years retiring in 2004.

Benson MarieBENSONMarie Margaret (nee Flack) - Of Port Colborne, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family at the Northland Pointe, Nursing home on Saturday May, 5 2018 at the age of 91 years.

Beloved wife of William Benson, loving mother of Pat of Port Colborne, Scott (Judy) of Grimsby, Kelly (John) of St. Catharines.

GREGOIRE, Paul Howard - (June 28, 1941 – May 5, 2018) - It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Paul Gregoire after a short illness.

Lovingly remembered by his wife of 54 years Alice (Duhamel), son’s  Michael (Holly), Christopher, predeceased by his son Steven (1985), and his cherished grandchildren Jordyn, Brendan and Megan. He will be fondly remembered by his brother Don (Marlene) and many nieces, nephews and in-laws.

For over 35 years with the Lincoln County Separate School Board at St. Denis and P.K. Kerwin schools, Paul’s love for teaching enabled him to touch the lives of many students, with his passion for history.

Gingras EleanorGINGRAS, Eleanor Maude (nee Gough) - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother at her home in St. Catharines on Saturday, May 5, 2018, in her 88th year.

Eleanor Maude Gingras (nee Gough), beloved wife of the late Richard Gingras for over 62 years.

Loving mother of Barry, Jo-anne (Mike Moran), Denise Gingras (George Palotas), Rick (Sharon), Kathy (Kevin Pidduck), Tracy (Drew Vallee) and Marcel.

Lambert MarkoLAMBERT, Markam 'Marko' - It is with great sadness that the family of Marko Lambert announces his sudden passing at the N.H.S - Niagara Site on May 5, 2018 at the age of 69.

Beloved husband and best friend of Donna Perry. Loving father of Denise, Barbara, Jeanette, Armanda, and Jason. Loving grandfather to many grandchildren.

Ross MurielROSS, Muriel 'Nanna' - Passed away at the Welland Hospital on May 5th, 2018 at 88 years of age.

Muriel was predeceased by her beloved husband John James Ross, with whom she is now reunited. Loving mother of Kim Slote (Joshua Hill). Step-mother of Paul and Bryan (Linda) Ross.

Cherished Nanna of Kaitlin Slote. She will also be missed by her step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

KOWALCHUK, David Stephen - (1950 - 2018) -

Passed away on May 5, 2018.

Laprise DianeLAPRISE, Diane P. – Peacefully on Friday, May 4, 2018 at the NHS-Welland Site with her loving family at her side at the age of 71 years.

Beloved and devoted wife of Jack for over 48 years.

Much loved mother to Lynn Jones (Jeff), Leah Warankie (James), and Lori Lee (Andrew).

Cefaratti RosaCEFARATTI, Rosa Anna - (Member of the Italian Catholic Women's League and Club Roma Seniors) -

Peacefully at the Niagara Health System, St. Catharines site, on Friday, May 4, 2018. Rosa Cefaratti of Thorold in her 91st year.

Beloved wife of the late Emidio (1987). Loving mother of Nick (Nancy), Jo-Ann (Rick Palumbo), Rob (Mandy) and Lisa.

Ostermaier WilliamOSTERMAIER, William Michael - Formerly of Port Colborne, passed away at Twillingate, Newfoundland on Friday, May 4, 2018 at the age of 85.

Loving husband of the late Joan Ostermaier (2003), dear companion of Margaret Burton of Twillingate, dear father of Wayne (Anita), Wendy Gagnon, Gordon (Alice), Grant (Betty) and Wade (Rhonda).

Also survived by grandchildren and great grandchildren. Brother of Walter Ostermaier of Burghausen, Germany.

Lancaster AliceLANCASTER, Alice May (nee Dunham) - It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Alice Lancaster, on May 4, 2018 at Rapelje Lodge in Welland in her 97th year.

Predeceased by her husband Elmer, her son Paul, her parents Frederick and Ida Dunham and her brother Douglas.

She is survived by her daughter, Lynne Carter (Chris) and her grandchildren Ann Paquette, Paul Lancaster, Steve Carter (Sara), Dave Carter and her great grandchildren Bryan, Robbie, Samantha, Tori, Cody and Abigail.

COUNSELL, Phyllis Winifred (nee Clarke) - Peacefully at Bella Senior Care in Niagara Falls on May 4th, 2018 at the age of 86.

Predeceased by her husband Gordon (2013) and her daughter Candace (1977) & Grandson David (1977).

Sadly missed by her children; Robin (Terry Gottfried) Counsell, Scott (Leslie) Counsell, David (Jacqueline) Counsell.

Tkachuk StellaTKACHUK, Stella (Lipischak) - (1926 - 2018) -  Passed away surrounded by love at Henley House on Friday, May 4th, 2018.

Born of parents Mary and Michael Lipischak, Mom began her life journey along with her brother Paul in Thorold, Ontario. Although poor she always seemed to have enjoyed talking about the old neighbourhood and the diversity of growing up there.

Lealess ShirleyLEALESS, Shirley – At West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Grimsby on Friday, May 4, 2018. Shirley Lealess of Beamsville aged 72 years.

Beloved wife of Bryce and dear mother of Jacqueline Lealess (Derek Murr) and Sherry Lealess (Charles Gaa).

Goerz AgnesGOERZ, Agnes Nettie – Passed on to eternity on May 4th, 2018 at her home in Heritage Place in her 92nd year.

She is survived by her sisters, Anne Wall, Frieda Neufeld and Margaret Goerz. Beloved mother of Susan Heidebrecht (Willy), Ed Goerz (Anne), and Frank Goerz. Grandma of Debbie LaHaise (Rob), Sandy Heidebrecht, Frank and Jennifer Goerz and Great Grandma to Sarah, Michael and Katie LaHaise.

Nettie was predeceased by her parents Peter and Anna Enns and husband Frank, her sisters Lena and Hilda, and brother Peter. 

Taddeo AlbertoTADDEO, Alberto Rocco - Passed away peacefully at Bella Senior Care Residence on Friday May 4, 2018 at the age of 97.

Beloved husband of the late Domenica (2017). Loving father of Frank (Anne Marie), Carmela (Mario) Pizzi, John (Colleen), Tony (Corinne) and Mario (Simone).

Peters MaxinePETERS, Maxine – Passed away peacefully with family by her side, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital, on Friday, May 4, 2018, at the age of 78.

Beloved wife of the late John Peters. Devoted mother of Tanis and Jason (Lori) and the late Jacqueline. Loving gramma of Taylor, Kim, Madison, Sheridan, Ethan and the late Brooklyn.

Dear sister of Beverly, Monty, Karen and Miles. Predeceased by her parents Michael and Bernice Krisko.

POOLE, Joyce (nee Holler) - (1924 - 2018) - Passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018.

Beloved wife of the late Wilfred Poole. Dear mother of Pamela Ramella (Joe) Kevin Poole (Laurel) and Margo Shute (Allan).

McKenzie AlistairMcKENZIE, Alistair James (Sommerville) - Passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Friday May 4, 2018 at the age of 67.

Beloved father of Ashley McKenzie, Alistair McKenzie and Ross (Claire) McKenzie. Grandfather of Milly and Eve McKenzie.

Ball AudreyBALL, Audrey - It is with deep sadness the family announces, with her loving family by her side holding her hands, the peaceful passing of Audrey on May 4, 2018, age 89, at Tabor Manor.

Audrey was born in Birmingham, England on Sept. 6, 1928 and came to Canada as a very young child. Audrey was thereafter a lifelong resident of St. Catharines. She met the love of her life at age 18, married him a year later and enjoyed 69 years of love and happiness with her best friend.

Audrey is survived by her loving and cherished husband, Jack. Also survived by her beloved children; Carolyn (Bill) and John (Rhonda).

Dixon WendyDIXON, Wendy Diane - Passed away on May 4th, 2018 at the age of 48.

Sadly missed by her sons James ( Anna) and Mitchell Dixon and her parents Janice Melesh and Brian Chambers. Beloved grandmother to Layne and Robert Dixon.

Predeceased by her father Harry Melesh and her Aunt Patricia Melesh.

Van Dyk PVAN DYK, Peter Jason 'P.J.' Junior - Suddenly passed away peacefully at St. Catharines General Hospital on Friday, May 4, 2018, in his 43rd year.

Peter Jason Van Dyk, Jr., loved son of Peter and Margi Van Dyk. Beloved brother of Kelly (Chris Matier), Troy (Laura), Chad (Rosalie Reyes), Kate (Bryan Moore), Cindy, Sean and Kyle. 

Hughes DHUGHES, D. Denis Stewart 'D' - Known to friends and family as “D”, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at the age of 68 years.

Being the private man that he was, D wished to keep his final journey private and so, out of love and respect for him, it was.

D will be forever remembered by many family and friends, but mostly by his co-pilot and loving partner in life Bonnie Cameron and Kevin (Brooke) and Ken (Amy), along with the two people who always brought him the most joy in his life - Kyle and Miller.

Paralusz FrankPARALUSZ, Frank - (October 26, 1938 – May 3, 2018) - Frank passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 at McNally Hospice in Grimsby in his 80th year with Congestive Heart Failure.

Frank had a rare combination of intelligence and integrity. He was a calm and balanced man, friendly, loving and a man of few words. Frank’s one-liners were one of-a-kind.

He will be greatly missed by his wife Loretta Lueloff-Paralusz, Sons Colin (Debra), Todd and their mother Jane Paralusz as well as Step Sons Jeff Lueloff (Laura) and Chad Lueloff (Susanne) and Grand Children Owen, Taylor and Harrison.

Johnston BobJOHNSTON, Robert 'Bob' Charles - Born April 7, 1942 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Educated as a Naval Architect and Marine Engineer, emigrated to Canada in 1964.

Worked on numerous ship design projects, including service at the Canadian Coast Guard College as an instructor of Marine Engineering, within Canada and internationally until up the day of his passing on May 3, 2018.