Littleboy LynneLITTLEBOY, Virgina 'Lynne' – It is with sadness that the family announces her passing on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at the age of 74 after a lengthy illness of COPD on the OBA weekend.

Mother of Bill (Karyn) Littleboy of Australia, Lori Littleboy and Bobby Rigby both of St. Catharines; grandmother to Bret, Barry and Cory Theal of St. Marys, Ethan and Tatum Littleboy of Australia and great grandma of Lauren Theal and sister of Sandy (Arnold) Royer.

Predeceased by her parents Bill (1975) and Gladys (2008) Warburton.

Lynne was devoted to minor baseball and was a past president of the Minor Baseball Association. Lynne was also a proud supporter and volunteer of the St. Catharines Minor Hockey and Moose Lodge.


Vanwanrooy CorneliusVANWANROOY, Cornelius Joannes Maria - Peacefully at St. Catharines General Hospital on Sunday, September 3, 2017, Cornelius Joannes Maria VanWanrooy passed away at the age of 78.

Beloved husband for 54 years of Geraldine VanWanrooy (nee Brouwer).

Cor will be missed by sisters Mary VanRooyen (the late Bill) and Gerda Selway (Bernard), and his sisters-in-law and their families.   He will be lovingly remembered by his nieces Jo-Anne and Trish and great nephew Corey. Predeceased by six brothers and one sister.


Roseborough VieROSEBOROUGH, Viola G. 'Vie' (nee Henry) – Passed away peacefully after a long battle with lymphoma, at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Sunday September 3, 2017.

Loving wife and best friend of Joseph for 34 years. Cherished mother of Karla (Pat) Smith, Kris (Stella) Schmidt and Tara (Dan) Hynes. Proud grammy of Crystal, Jordan, Jasmin, Lexi, Adida, Cynthia, Kourtney, Jesse, Karl Jr., Virgil, KarrLie, Taylor, Nicholas, Ashlee, Luke, Jessica, Jamie, Michelle and great-grammy of 8.

Dear sister of Jim (Pat) Henry, George (Lil) Henry; sister-in-law of Ernie (Jeannine) Roseborough and Bernice Royer and aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her son Karl Schmidt and her parents James and Gwendolyn Henry.


Batchelor ChrisBATCHELOR, Christopher ‘Chris’ - It is with deep sadness we announce the sudden passing of Chris, best friend and 'Babe' to Jan for over 43 years, on Sunday September 3, 2017 in his 66th year. 

The best and most loving father of Leah (Steve) and Dana (Nelson). Grampa Nono and best buddy to grandson Steven.

Survived by his brother Ian. Chris was a much loved brother-in-law and Uncle ‘Zio’ to many nieces and nephews.


Pacsai LouisPACSAI, Louis – Louis passed away, peacefully, at the Welland Hospital on Sunday, September 3, 2017 in his 82nd year.

Survived by his two sons Alan and Leslie Pacsai as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Tully HazelTULLY, Hazel Cynthia - It is with great sadness the family of Hazel Cynthia Tully announces her sudden passing on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at the age of 88 in the company of her loved ones.

After 15 years, Hazel is reunited with her one true love, Anthony Edwin “Eddie” Tully (June 21st 1920 - Feb 14th 2002).

Loving Mother of Tyrone (Gillian) of Saskatoon, Glentyn (Sheryl) of Braintree, England and Brinell Power (John) of Welland.


Siemens DrewSIEMENS, Drew AaronPassed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at the age of 38.

Beloved husband of Marissa. Loving and proud father to the light of his life, Vanessa.

Much loved son of Henry and Elsie. Cherished brother of Nathan (Christine) and proud uncle to Keenan & Lucas. Dear brother-in-law of Christina (Ryan), and son-in-law of Nick and Martine D'Onofrio.


Wenckstern BarbWENCKSTERN, Barb - With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Barb Wenckstern on September 2, 2017 at the age of 64.

Reunited with her husband Gary and leaves behind her children, Sarah (Kyle), Amber (Larry), Robert (Clara), Barry (Cori) and Richard.

Cherished grandmother of Jason, Roberto, Jessica (Michael), Nicole, Jack, Andrew, Zachary (Emily), Faith, Kaleb, Bryson, Jordan, Jillian, Julia and Ryleigh and great grandmother of Owen, Adrianna and Oliver.


Grant BarryGRANT, John 'Barry' - Barry’s life journey came to an end, in the comfort of his own home, on September 2, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Barry was a man who lived life with immense integrity, determination, gentleness, pride and love of family. Left to mourn his loss are his wife Carolyne (née Robb), children John (Elizabeth) Grant and Lindsay (Paul) Clarkson, his step children Jennifer Bergen-Tiffney (Frank) and Robert Bergen.

Loving Papa to Amelia Tiffney and Roger Grant. Survived by his sister Barbara Calzonetti and niece Kyla.


Feldcamp ElizabethFELDCAMP, Elizabeth Lynn - With sad hearts, we announce the loss our sister, wife, mother and friend.  After a very short battle with cancer, Beth passed away peacefully at her residence, surrounded by her family and friends, on Saturday September 2, 2017 at the age of 56.

She is survived by her sons Eric, Brandon and Jordan, husband Martin, sisters Beatrice Stewart, Alice Stewart (Kevin) Helen Taylor, Janet Beam (Norm) and brother Victor Stewart (Beth).

She will be greatly missed by all she touched and will be forever in our hearts.


Ferris JoyFERRIS, Joy - It is with great sadness that the family of Joy Ferris announces her death at home on September 2, 2017 after a long and debilitating illness.

Born in Witbank South Africa, Joy and her late husband George (1996) built up a very successful heavy, structural-steel engineering business. Joy continued to run part of an affiliated business from Canada until her health began to deteriorate in 2012.

Following the death of George, Joy moved to Canada to be close to her only child and great friend Ashley Hayes and husband Tony. In 2005 Joy moved to Niagara-on-the-Lake where her energetic, friendly and outgoing spirit enabled her to make new friends particularly as a volunteer in the crafts corner at Upper Canada Lodge.


Swann FelishaSWANN, Felisha Celeste - It is with great sadness to announce the peaceful passing on Friday, September 1, 2017 at the tender age of 30.

Felisha was the cherished daughter of Charlene Simpson (Checker Brathwaite) and Robert Swann. Beloved granddaughter of Hugh and Carol Simpson.

Sister to Sean Simpson, Trey Brathwaite, and Myia Swann. Felisha will always be in the hearts of her Aunt, Cherie Simpson - Barber; Uncle Hugh Simpson (Laura); and her cousins, Rylee, Rykelle Barber, Faith, Joshua, Jacob, and Andrew Simpson.


Madden DaveMADDEN, David Michael - (1965 - 2017) - After battling with illness, Dave passed away suddenly on August 31, 2017 surrounded by his family & friends.

He is the loving husband and best friend of Lorri, & beloved and caring father of Saraya & Sawyer.

Dearly missed by his mother Carol, father in law Emmanuel Buttigieg, brother Darren (Hannah), nephews Sean and Ryan Madden, sister in law Jodi Murdock (Sean), nephew Shane, niece Madison (Jordyn) and great niece Noa.

Dave will also be dearly missed by his faithful companion Marli and by many close family and friends. Predeceased by his father David and by his mother in law Darlene Buttigieg.


Ciazynski ElveraCIAZYNSKI, Elvera Mae (nee Shellenberg) – (1955 - 2017) -

After a five year battle with ovarian cancer, Elvera passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on August 31st, 2017.

Beloved wife of Stephen Ciazynski for 44 years; loving mother of Christopher (Debra), Brian, and Gregory

Elvira was predeceased by her mother Elsie Loveman, and her brothers Allan (1973) and Herbie (2008).

Born in Kitchener, Elvera lived most of her life in St. Catharines and had a fulfilling career as a wife, mother and Montessori directress and latterly as Stephen’s business partner.


LOCOCO, Rose (nee Talarico) - Passed away peacefully on August 31, 2017 at the Royal Henley Retirement Community in St. Catharines at the age of 98.

Dearly loved wife of 58 years of the late Anthony Lococo (2005).

Cherished mother of James Lococo, B.Sc.Phm., Justice Richard (Dianne) Lococo and Rev. Donald Lococo, CSB.  Beloved grandmother of Christopher and Jenny Lococo.

Loving daughter of the late Carmine and Elizabeth Talarico. Predeceased by her brothers Joseph (Marion), Patrick and Sandy (Evelyn) Talarico, and her sisters Angelina (Alec) Ciurluini, Anna (Ralph) Rendina, Mary Talarico, Carmela Talarico, Lucy (Eric) Bauer, Mildred (Harold) Bennett and Frances (Mickey) Lococo.


HUARD, John Paul – Born in Jonquiere, Quebec on March 14th, 1931 and after a brief illness John slipped peacefully away on August 31st, 2017.

He left behind his children Angelina, René and Suzanne, his brother Andy (Barbara), his sister-in-law Betty and many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his wife Lenora, his parents, and his siblings Doris, Jack and Bob.

We will all miss his sense of humor, his cooking prowess and his love of family.


Cowell TomCOWELL, John Thomas 'Cowboy' - Passed away, peacefully, at the Welland Hospital on Thursday, August 31, 2017 in his 70th year.

Survived by his son John, daughter Stacy and four grandchildren. Dear brother of Angus (Heidi), Danny (Birgit), Fred (Judy), Dave (Pam) and Donald (Sherry).

Predeceased by his parents Henry Ruben and Margaret Cowell, brothers Ronald and Michael and sister Jeanie.


PIETT, John Wills Jr. - Suddenly, on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at age 49.

Loving husband and best friend of Jennifer (nee Velemirovch) Piett for 21 years. Devoted and caring father of Naomi, Elijah, Caleb and Grace-Anna.

Dear son of Beverley and John Piett Sr.; cherished brother of Brenda (Mike) Johnston, Michael (Michelle) Piett, and the late Darlene (Jerry) Visser; son-in-law of Michael and Elizabeth Velemirovich; brother-in-law of Michael Jr. (Kari) Velemirovich.


Secord PhilSECORD, Philip Edward - (1985 - 2017) - After a heroic battle with Leukemia, Phil passed away peacefully in his wife’s arms on Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

Loving husband to Amberley and adored father to Ellie.

Phil will be dearly missed by his brother Shane (Christina), nephew Hunter, sister-in-law Brandie (Thomas), mother Sue, father Ken, grandmother Marjorie, mother-in-law Kim and father-in-law Bob Gaspich and Nana.


Banfield PeterBANFIELD, Peter 'Taz' – Peacefully passed away at his home on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, with family by his side, in his 50th year.

Beloved and devoted husband and best friend of Pauline. Loving Dad of Brandon (Carolyn), Quinton, Amanda (Matthew) Pressey, and Michael (Elyssa McDiarmid) White. Proud Papa of Lucas, Gwenyth and Courtney.

Dear son of Connie and the late Bruce Banfield. Taz will be lovingly remembered by his many, many friends.

Peter served with the Canadian Armed Forces for 27 years and was a very proud member of The Veteran Commandos M.C.


Merlino PeterMERLINO, Pietro 'Peter' - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at the Meadows of Dorchester on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the age of 93.

Beloved husband of Antonina for 64 years.  Dearly loved father of Angie (Grant) Hardy, Stina (Rich) Ausrotas, Bruno (Ester) Merlino, Rich (Lisa) Merlino.

Survived by 9 loving grandchildren, Jessica (Graydon), Melissa (Gary), Bradley (Amanda), Ashley (Frank), Kristi, Tyler, Nicole, Jesse, Stephanie and 2 great-grandchildren Owen and Riley.


Hansen HildegardHANSEN, Hildegard Emma (nee Haelbig) - Peacefully in her 88th year, Hildegard passed away on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 at the St. Catharines General Hospital. 

Beloved wife of the late Henry 'Heinz' (June 29, 2017) for 65 years. Cherished mother of Christine (Jerry) Verilli and the late Veronica.

Loving Oma of Monica, Kevin and Jason.  She will be sadly missed by her brother Willi (Erika) Haelbig of Germany.


Hildebrandt HenryHILDEBRANDT, Henry - Of 5 Tabor Drive, St. Catharines, passed into the presence of the Lord and a host of Angels on August 30, 2017.

He was born to John and Maria Hildebrandt of Sperling, Man. on November 11, 1932. On April 24 1954 he was married to Anna Marie Wall, shortly after their marriage Henry was baptized on his confession of faith and accepted in the Vineland Mennonite Brethren Church.

The family grew and later was blessed with 4 daughters. Henry was self-employed where he farmed for 16 years. In 1974, Henry and Anna moved to South River, ON where he worked up until his retirement in 1995.


Nicholson RobinNICHOLSON, Robin Dean – With sadness we announce the passing of Robin Nicholson on August 30, 2017 at the age of 60.

Robin will be missed by his children Corey, Tara, Taylor, his former wife Pam, and his grandchildren Mila and Aziz. He will also be missed by his daughter Leigha and his partner Lisa.

He is survived and will be missed by his mother Hilda and his siblings David, Craig, Noel, Kevin, Joy and Dwight.


COOPER, Frank Joseph – (April 16, 1915 – August 30, 2017) – Passed away, peacefully, at the Welland Hospital at the age of 102.

Beloved husband of the late Julia (nee Banko, 1994). Dear father of Frank J. Cooper Jr. (Theresa) and the late David J. Cooper. Grandfather of Richard (Yazmin) and Grant Cooper and great-grandfather of Conor and Alexia.

Dear brother of the late Stella Beccario (late Pierino) and Michaelene Szocs (late Andy). Also survived by many nieces, nephews and their families.


Watson Higgins JoshWATSON-HIGGINS, Joshua Andrew - It is with unbearable sadness that the family of Josh announces his sudden passing on August 30th, 2017 at the young age of 32.

Adored son of Deanna Watson and Murray Gilbert Higgins (Kimberley).

Loving father of Samantha and Brooklyn. Soulmate and partner of Jennifer Mahler. Wonderful stepfather of Yvonne, Abby, Sierra, Casy and Cob. He will be greatly missed by all. Treasured stepbrother of Kyle (Stacey), Katelyn, Antoinette "Toni" and Jess.