Smith DorisSMITH, Doris - Passed away peacefully, with her family at her side, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Sunday July 2, 2017 at the age of 90.

Beloved wife of the late Arthur Smith (1991) and the late Fred Betts (2012).

Cherished mother of Joanne (Ed) Foster, Danny (Susan) Betts, Sue Betts, Wendy (Rod) Betts-Zimmerman, Marty (Dawn) Betts, Rick (Bev) Smith, Dan (Dorothy) Smith and Clifford (Kathy) Smith.   Predeceased by her son Garry (2011).


Neufeld LindaNEUFELD, Linda Darnell - Linda lost her short but valiant battle against cancer on July 2, 2017. 

She will be greatly missed and forever loved by her parents Karl and Shirley Palmquist, her brother and sister in law, Jeff Palmquist and Kim Bennett, her partner Michael Birbeck, her daughter and son in law, Cynthia Neufeld and Joe Vargovic, son and daughter in law, James and Shelley Neufeld, her nephew Jesse Palmquist (Deidre, Lee and Mia) and her niece Kaylie Bennett.


WOODCOCK, Grace Rose (nee Dobie) – Grace passed away peacefully at McNally House Hospice on Sunday July 2, 2017, in her 100th year.

She was predeceased by her husband William Carl (1979).

Grace will be lovingly remembered by her children Lynda, Judy (Jack) Izatt, Trudy, Bill (Shelley), Stuart, Vicki (Kevin) Oates, 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.


RIGGS, Shirley Leona (nee Gamm) – Passed away peacefully at Plymouth Cordage Retirement Home on Sunday July 2, 2017 in her 93rd year.

Beloved wife of  the late Bill (1988). Mother of Jo Ann McGuire (Joe) and Diane Kemp. She is survived by her sister Joyce Sveda (Andy), sister-in-law Patt Gamm and brother-in-law Arthur Traver, as well as her nieces and nephews.

Shirley was predeceased by her parents Harold and Margaret Gamm, brothers Ronald, Harold and Ken, sisters Jean Cleave and Carol Traver, and sister-in-law Joan Gamm.


Chafe BrianCHAFE, Brian Joseph - It is with heavy hearts that the family of Brian Joseph Chafe, of St. Catharines, Ontario, announces his passing peacefully at the Niagara Health System on July 2, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

Born on November 9, 1949 in St. John’s Newfoundland, Brian was 67 years young.

Brian is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 39 years, Lucille (Lucy). He will be always missed by his children, Tanya and Jason (Rachel), and sadly missed by his pride and joys, his grandchildren, Mackenzie, Cole, and Keegan.


UPPER, Dennis Hugh - (May 2, 1944 - July 2, 2017) -

Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or service.


Deeney ElsieDEENEY, Elsie Adelaide (nee Hurd) - Peacefully at GNGH on July 2nd, 2017 at the age of 95.

Predeceased by her husband John Joseph (1973).

Loving mother of Sally Lewis of Niagara Falls, Ontario. Loving grandma to Brian Lewis, Lianne McDowell and Michael McDowell (Tammy). Great-grandma of Ashely, Michael and Norman McDowell, Ireland Lewis and Keely McDowell.

Elsie is predeceased by her grandson Gregory Lewis, daughter Joanne and son-in-law Richard Lewis.


MINGLE, Anthony Carl 'Tony' - (1951 - 2017) - Peacefully at his residence on Sunday, July 2nd, 2017.

Tony, beloved son of the late Carmen and the late Margaret Mingle.

Dear brother of Mary and her husband the late Bob Lilley, Sam and his wife the late Judy, Frank and his wife Camilla and Rosie and her husband Gerry Figliomeni.

Lovingly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.


Burtch KathyBURTCH, Katharina 'Kathy' (nee Sawatzky) - Peacefully in her 93rd year on Saturday, July 1st, 2017.

Kathy, beloved wife of the late Roy (2000). Cherished mother of Roy and his wife Jeanette, and John and his wife Elizabeth. Devoted grandmother to Roy, Craig, Brian and Brenda and 5 great-grandchildren.

Predeceased by her brothers Peter and John, and her sister MaryAnn, lovingly remembered by her sisters Helen and Elizabeth, her brother Henry and many nieces and nephews.


Andrews MavisANDREWS, Kathleen 'Mavis' (Dodgson) - It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Kathleen “Mavis” Andrews on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital, in her 92nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Edward Sidney Andrews (2008).

Loving mother of Janice (Terry) Bragg, of Stoney Creek, Brian (Marie), of Niagara Falls, Doreen Prentice, of Coquitlam, B.C., and Don (Laura) of Niagara Falls.


Book RonaldBOOK, Ronald William - Passed away at Niagara Health System - St. Catharines Site, on Saturday, July 1, 2017, in his 82nd year.

Beloved husband of Arlene. Loved father of Ron (Nancy), Rich, Rob, Melody Lawless (Darin) and Mike (Kelly). Cherished grandfather of Evan, Drew, Jack, Shae, Will, Lainey, Jamie, Josh, Samantha, Connor and Olivia.

Dear brother-in-law of Judy Walters (Dick) and uncle of Bruce Mowat (Susan) and Suzanne Wasyluk (Wayne). Predeceased by his sister June Mowat (the late Bill).


Metcalfe WalterMETCALFE, Walter Davis - He went the way he lived, with dignity and peace, surrounded by loving family on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at St. Catharines General Hospital, in his 98th year.

Predeceased by his wife Jenny. Dear and loving father of late Donna (Don) DeCarle, David (Deborah), Delores (Aubrey) Joseph, Brenda (Noel) Joseph, and late William.

Also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.


BULIUNG, Donna Marie - Passed away peacefully, following surgery, with her loved ones by her side, on July 1st, 2017, in her 70th year at St. Catharines General Hospital.

Beloved mother of Dennis Beauparlant, grandmother of Brandon and Madison, loving sister of Jerry(Kathy).

Predeceased by her father John, mother Annabelle, brothers Ron and Jack and sister Doris. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Her cats Gizmo and Smokey will also miss her.


Nelson BethNELSON, Elizabeth Ann 'Beth' - Entered into her rest on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Edgewater Gardens, Dunnville, in her 76th year.

Beth will be sadly missed by her mother Sophie, and many nieces, and nephews.

Predeceased by her father Jack.


Seto LilySETO, LilySurrounded by her loving family, Lily Seto died peacefully on Saturday July 1, 2017 at the Meadows of Dorchester – Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Beloved wife of the late Soo (2016).

She will be deeply missed by her daughter Vicki (Chris) and sons Ted and Rick (Maria); her granddaughters, Sydney, Abigail and Olive and her mother-in-law, Ho Sin Yu. Lily will be remembered by her brother-in-law Wai Yin Seto, sisters-in-law Hing Szeto and So-Wah Seto Chu (Kui Sing); her nieces Marion (Chuyow) and Jean Seto (Sam) and nephews Michael Chuyow (Marlene), Francis Chuyow.


Vittoria MargaretVITTORIA, Margaret - Passed away suddenly at her home on Saturday July 1, 2017 at the age of 72.

Beloved wife and best friend of Richard for 50 years. Caring mother of Robin (Dennis) Forlin and Kristine (Mark) Vittoria-Seymour. Cherished grandmother of Abigail, Paris, Georgia, Briar and Parker.

Predeceased by her six brothers and sisters. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.


Fawcett RuthFAWCETT, Ruth Ann - Ruth passed away at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Saturday July 1, 2017 at the age of 75.

Beloved wife of the late Donald. Loving mother of Donald and James (Anastasia Potter). Proud grandmother of Emma and Amy.

She is survived by brothers Ben (Helen) Berg and Howard Berg all of Wainfleet and her sister Janet Childress of North Carolina. Predeceased by brothers Lloyd and Donald and sister Myrtle.


Kobryn LindaKOBRYN, Linda Evelyn - Passed away on July 1, 2017 at the St. Catharines General Hospital at the age of 77 years.

She has gone to join her husband of 56 years the late Donald Kobryn (2015).

She is survived by her sisters Mary (Joe) and Julia. Mom will be missed by her children: Tracy (Dave), Scott (Hilary), Dave and Racheal. Cherished Grandma to Chelsea (George), Jon (Holly), Evan (Melisa) and Anna.


Clendening BobCLENDENING, Robert Scott 'Bob' - Bob passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) on July 1, 2017 in the Douglas Memorial Hospital at the age of 67.

Bob was beloved husband of 44 years to his best friend Martha, proud father of Ryan Clendening (Andrea) and Derek Clendening (Tim), Bupa to Owen and Emma.

Brother to Wendy Wilson, and Cliff Clendening (Cheryl); brother-in-law to Warren and Susan Lewis, Mary and Gerry Sergenese, Matt and Beth Lewis and Roxie Clendening; Uncle of Sarah and Kevin Lewis, Stephen Sergenese, Brad and Shannon (April) Clendening.

Predeceased by his brother-in-law Harold.


PICCOLO, Anthony Edward - (August 20, 1972 - July 1, 2017) -

To a loving son, grandson, brother, uncle and friend. Anthony will always be loved and remembered by his parents Joyce and the late Joe Piccolo. Sisters Trish (Vince) Provenzano, Mary (Chris) Carter and brother Jamie Piccolo.


Akrigg LindaAKRIGG, Linda Ann - After a long and well fought battle with kidney disease and cancer, in her 62nd year, Linda passed away peacefully at the N.H.S., St. Catharines site on Friday, June 30th, 2017.

Loving daughter of the late Allan and Mert Akrigg, much loved sister of Karen and Barry Gillis, Dave Akrigg and Jennifer Akrigg, devoted and loving Aunt Ninny of Sarah Gillis, Heather Storey (Ryan), Emily Akrigg (Nick) and Kelly Akrigg.

Lovingly remembered by Kathleen Bewer, Joyce Ryckman and Betty Andrews and family.


DOAN, Gary – Passed away peacefully at the Welland County General Hospital, with his family by his side, on Friday June 30, 2017 at the age of 73.

Gary leaves behind his devoted wife of 47 years, Mary Ann, and his children Jeffrey (Rosemary) and Stephanie (Russ). He is also survived by his uncle Ross (Irene) Lever, mother-in-law Helen (the late John) Pasko, and brother-in-law John (Lise) Pasko. He will be fondly missed by his cat, Owen.

Gary was predeceased by his stillborn son, Gary Jr. (August 23, 1972) and his parents Leigh and Alma Doan.


Shepard BobSHEPARD, Robert Donald 'Bob'Sadly, we announce the passing of our father, Robert (Bob) Shepard at his home in St. Catharines, Ontario on June 30, 2017, in his 96th year.

He was the loving husband of the late Madeline (Mickey) for 62 years. Beloved father of Wayne (Beth) and Peter (Elaine) of St. Catharines and Susan Bury (Bill) of St. Eugene, Ontario.

Cherished Grandpa to Chris Bury (Jessica), Patrick (Enikö), Kelly, Colleen Walsh (Brian), Mike (Amanda Howell), Meaghan Lamothe (Joe), Jason (Jaycee) and Todd. Great-grandfather to Cole, Molly, Penny, Miley, Chase, Edwin, Fiona and Thomas.


Manning DerekMANNING, Derek Edward - We are saddened to announce the passing of Derek on June 30, 2017 at the Niagara General Hospital in his 91st year.

Beloved husband of Margaret (Agnes) Manning who predeceased him on June 21 2014; they are now finally rejoined in ever-lasting love.

He leaves behind his loving daughter Julie and husband Nick Stante; loving son John Manning and his fiancée Donna Belchior, and his precious grandchildren and their wives; Dean Stante, Neil & Jennifer Stante, Sean Stante, Kurt Manning, Kyle Manning and only granddaughter Kayla Manning.


Furminger DonFURMINGER, Donald Conway - Peacefully on Friday, June 30, 2017 at Welland Hospital at the age of 86.

He went to join his lovely wife Jill (Jean Elizabeth Kennedy). Devoted father to Jim Furminger, Susan (Peter) Roach, Wendy Barber (Jon Stuart), Heather (Jean) Delisle. Dear Grandpa of Kathryn, Alex, Lindsay, Sefton, Elyse, Kyle, Trevor, Jessica and Christianne. Will be remembered by his brothers Robert Furminger, Paul (Jane) Furminger.

Don was a loving husband to Jill, and a great father to Jim, Susan, Wendy and Heather. He worked hard in St. Catharines as a mechanic and as owner of the Furminger Pontiac Buick car dealership in Meaford, back in the hayday of GMC. After that he sold cars, built engines, took care of the beautiful Bigwin Inn and... he became a baker of Bread.


McMillan JackMcMILLAN, Jack – At West Lincoln Memorial Hospital on Friday, June 30, 2017, Jack McMillan of Vineland passed away at the age of 91 years.

Husband of the late Joyce (2016) and dear father of Shirley (Bill) Vallis, Jeannette (Ken) Dobrenski, Dan (predeceased 1993) Colombe, Kevin (Krista), Wayne (Kelly).  Also survived by 16 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Brother of Sandy and predeceased by siblings Alan, Everett and Verna.