HARLEY, Margaret 'Peggy' – Passed away suddenly at GNGH at the age of 84 on Tuesday March 7, 2017.
Predeceased by her husband Gord Harley and her son Mike Harley. She will be greatly missed by her son Dennis (Laura) Harley & her daughter Kim Harley (John Cecchini).
She will also be missed by her grandchildren Ron & Jason Harley, Jeremy Harley & Dominic, Joseph & Nicole Elia and her 9 great-grandchildren.
IRVINE, Maud Anne (nee Hardman) - Passed away peacefully in the early morning of Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Rapelje Lodge in her 97th year.
Predeceased by her beloved husband Thomas (1981).
Dear and loving mother of Nan Smith (Don) and Dave (Arlene). Cherished grandmother of Michael Smith (Pat), Becky Peters (Jeff), Kim Irvine-Albano (Bruno) , Lori Michaud (Dave). Great grandmother of Emily and Odin Albano, Mason Michaud, Kate and Mike Peters.
Predeceased also by her brothers John and Jim Hardman.
BIRTLES, James 'Peter' - (Retired Niagara Regional Police) – Longtime resident of the Village of Queenston passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital with family by his side, in his 90th year.
Husband for 65 years of Mary. Loving Dad of Stephen (Betty) Birtles, Alison (Jim) Fraser, Sheila (Jack) Karr and his late infant daughter Mary Birtles(1953). Cherished Grandad of Stephen and Alysha Birtles, Sarah Holford, Graeme Fraser, the late Graeme Birtles, and the late Rachel Birtles. Great-grandfather of Cody Holford.
Peter retired as a proud member of the Niagara Regional Police Force and was a 35 year member of the International Police Association.
BALLINGER, George - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving wife, daughters and many family members, at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Tuesday March 7, 2017 at the age of 84.
Beloved husband of Marge for 62 years. Cherished father of Karen (Arnon) Rosenfeld and Kathy (David) McKinty. Loving grandfather of Kristopher Ballinger, Kari Trimble, and Ryan and Lauren McKinty. Dearly loved great-grandfather of Jack and Caleb.
Dear brother of Kay (Tom) MacDonald, Fran (Edward) McLenahan and Eric (Henriette) Ballinger. Predeceased by sisters Sheila Collins and Eileen Cox, his sister-in-law Josephine Carlo and his brother-in-law Jim Lazzaro.
NIGRO, Andrea May (née De Carolis) - Passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Douglas Memorial Hospital in Fort Erie, ON at the age of 67. She was born in Buffalo, NY where she lived until her marriage.
Andrea leaves behind her devoted husband Armando. She was the proud mother of Marie Victoria and Louis Alexander (Mindie), and the loving grandmother of Charity Rose and Aiden Mataeo.
Andrea was predeceased by her parents Alex De Carolis (who was one of the founders of the Allentown Art Festival in Buffalo, NY) and Julie De Carolis-Eckelman (née Cologgi).
SMITH, Hazel (Schofield) – Passed away peacefully, at Oakwood Park Lodge in Niagara Falls on Monday, March 6, 2017 in her 99th year.
Beloved wife of the late Tom Smith (1969).
Cherished mother of Bernice Hopkins (late Robert “Bob”). Loving grandmother of Brenda and Doug Wetmore, Brent and Chris Hopkins and Kim and Ray Collins. Proud great-grandmother of Tabitha Collins, Ryan Wetmore, Joshua Collins and Samantha, Spencer and Shelby Hopkins.
Predeceased by her parents Newton and Nellie Schofield and her brothers and sisters.
SMITH, David George Joseph - Passed away peacefully on Monday, March 6th, 2017 at the Port Colborne Hospital at the age of 61.
He will be missed by his loving children Blake (Dannah) and Wesley, and their mother Brenda. Also survived by his brother Ivan (Eileen), sister Doraine (Keith) Harvey, nieces Rachael and Ruth-Anne, and Eldred's wife Annette.
FORSYTH, Edythe 'Jean' - R.N., P.H.N. - Jean passed away on March 6th, 2017 at the Welland Hospital, in her 100th year.
Predeceased by her husband Alex, she is survived by her daughter Elizabeth (David), and son Bob (Lydia). She had four grandchildren: Daryl, Blair, Hannah and Holly.
Jean was a graduate of Mack Nursing School in 1939, and served in the Armed Forces during World War II. Later on she was a Senior Public Health Nurse with the Niagara Region, and a longtime resident of Thorold. Since 2010 Jean lived at Lookout Ridge in Fonthill.
CAMPBELL, Joan Maryon (nee Donald) - Passed away on March 6th, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 83.
Predeceased by her husband Robert (2014), her daughters Joanne & Alison, her parents Grant & Vera Donald (nee Morrison) & her sister Eleanor (Traven) Reed.
Sadly missed by her sister Shirley (the late William) Martin. Beloved grandmother to Bob (Mandy) Fenton & Roger (Amanda) Paquette.
Joan was a legal secretary for over 25 years at McBurney & Durdan.
McGREGOR, Sgt. Donald Hart - (1923 – 2017) - Formerly of Regina, SK, Don passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017.
Beloved husband for 48 years of Claudette (nee Lacroix). Loving father of Clinton (Sheelagh), Douglas, Laurel McLaren, and Sandra Barber. Don is survived by 7 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his brother and sister in law; Gerald and Anne McGregor and his parents; Roy and Myrtle McGregor. He will be lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephews.
Don was a veteran of WWII where he served overseas, and a Sergeant with the Royal Canadian Air Force for 30 years. He was also an avid Pianist.
FELGNER, Kathy Jane (Charron) – With courage and undefeatable love, Kathy passed away peacefully Monday, March 6, 2017 at the Juravinski Cancer Centre, Hamilton, with family by her side.
Born August 10, 1954, Hamilton, Ontario, Kathy was in her 63rd year.
She’ll be greatly missed and fondly remembered by her husband Axel Felgner, sons Eric (Jenn) and Jeff Felgner and daughter-in-law Theresa. Kathy tremendously cherished her granddaughters, Julia and Kyra Felgner. They’ll always remember Nana as the coolest and funniest ever.
NELSON, Lorne Kenneth - Peacefully with family at his side on Monday, March 6, 2017 at Hamilton General Hospital, Lorne Kenneth Nelson passed away at the age of 83.
Beloved husband for 61 years of Barbara Jean Pettigrew. Loving father of Michael (Jennifer), Wendy (James), Craig (Allison), Marcia (Steve), and David (Linda)
WATT, Patrick James 'Petey' - It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Petey on Monday, March 6, 2017, at his home in Niagara Falls, at the age of 47.
Loving brother of Brigette Mooney of North Bay and Amy Huggins of Niagara Falls. Uncle of Jacob Huggins and Nevaeh Covelli.
Predeceased by his mother Cynthia Hicks (Nov. 10, 2007).
LAWRENCE, John - (May 22, 1935 - March 6, 2017) - Went to be with the Lord on March 6, 2017 at the Hamilton General Hospital in his 82nd year.
Beloved husband of the late Diane (2010); survived by his second wife Vicky Alingal Lawrence.
Dear and loving father of Julie Lawrence , Andrew (Lisa Lawrence). Cherished grandpa of Janelle Daly and Ason Wong and great grandpa to Russell Wong.
JONES, Anna (nee Mergl) - (December 11, 1927 - March 6, 2017) -
Passed away peacefully at the Welland Hospital in the early morning of Sunday March 6, 2017, at the age of 89.
Predeceased by her beloved husband of 39 years, William John Jones (1987), parents Mary (1993) and Anton (1983) Mergl and sister Mary Doddridge (2016).
Anna is survived by her devoted daughter Brenda Jones, brother Joe (Sylvia) Mergl and sister Bev (Jim) Marcov.
SCHAUBEL, Lizette (Corriveau) - It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the sudden passing of Lizette Schaubel (nee Corriveau) on March 6, 2017.
Loving wife of Daniel Swayze. Cherished mother of Michael DeMille (Gillian Van Kempen). Dear sister of Gaston (Sheila), Denis, Nelson (Isabelle), Lucy Dorling, Jeannette Bilodeau, Nicole Corriveau. She will be forever in the hearts of her grandchildren; Riley, Zoë and Max.
Predeceased by her parents Joseph and Rose (Racine) Corriveau and her sisters; Claudette, Thérèse, Mariette, Rachelle and Colette.
CLAUS, Ruth Eunice (nee Simpson) - Went to be with her Lord and saviour on March 5, 2017 at Henley House at the age of 97.
Predeceased by her beloved husband Carleton (July 2, 2007), her loving son David (January 18, 2017), and brother Bruce (1954).
Devoted mother to John (Dawn) and Gary. Cherished Grandma to Carrie, Ryan, Terra (Rob), Brandon (Christina), Trevor and Brittany. Great grandma to Avery, Kiersten, Chase, Liam, Gavin and Molly.
MARTZ, Albert - Age 80, of St Catharines, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 5, 2017.
Albert was born in Halmbruch, Germany to Jakob Maretzki and Alma (nee Fenske) on 5 April 1936. He married Elizabeth Reder on 5 October 1957 in Hamilton. He owned several businesses, Hi Grade Heating, Café Vienna, was a realtor with Rogers Real Estate and an estate manager.
His passions were travelling and cycling. Albert and Elizabeth travelled together extensively across North America, Europe and the Caribbean. He cycled a total of 348,000 kms, which included solo rides across the United States at 55 years and Canada at 71 years.
PARKER, Rance - Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family and best friend Natalie Onaczyszyn on Sunday March 5, 2017 at the St. Catharines General Hospital at the age of 69.
Dearly loved brother of Terry (Kathy).
Predeceased by his wife Heather, his parents Jack and Aileen and his brother Kurt.
TREPANIER, Lucien - Peacefully passed away at the Welland Hospital surrounded by his loving family on Sunday March 5th, 2017.
Beloved husband of Micheline Lavoie Trepanier. He will be sadly missed by his step children, step grandchildren and step great grandchildren as well as by his many nieces and nephews.
Lucien was predeceased by his parents, brothers and sisters.
SIM, Katie (nee Crouch) - Passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on March 5, 2017 at age 93.
Adored wife of the late Bill Sim (2010), her cherished husband of 55 years, together they travelled the world, visiting over 120 countries.
Born in Crowland in 1923, she was predeceased by her parents Sidor and Dorothy Crouch, brothers Philip, William and Fred Crouch, sister Rose Magnus, brother-in-law John Magnus and sister-in-law Krishna Crouch.
DEERING, Caroline Audrey (nee REGIER) - Surrounded by her family, Carol passed into the arms of her Saviour on March 5, 2017 in Toronto.
Carol was born to Al and Helen Regier in Swift Current, Saskatchewan on July 17, 1939. Together with her sister Rita and brother James, the family lived in various locations throughout western Canada during her formative years.
Carol met Lloyd at church in Saskatoon and later moved to Calgary to work for The British American Oil Company. In 1957, they were married in Calgary, where their three oldest children (Nola, Lowell and Dale) were born. Due to Lloyd’s work, the family moved through a series of global locations including Houston, Atlanta (where their youngest child Wayne was born) and Toronto.
DYCK, Eda Serafina - Passed away suddenly, surrounded by her husband Jake, eldest daughter Jill and dearest and best friend of Jill, Maureen Anderson, at the Hamilton General Hospital on Sunday March 5, 2017 at the age of 78.
Beloved wife of Jake for 56 years. Loving “Momoli” of Jill Tristen and the late Stacey Dyck (2006).
Survived by sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Thanks to Judy and Kenny, Sandra, Robert and Debbie and many close friends for their help and support throughout these difficult days. Predeceased by her parents Frances and Joseph and brother Rennie, all of Coleman, Alberta.
SIC, Brian - Passed away while surrounded by family and friends on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Belleville General Hospital in his 49th year.
Beloved son of Jean (nee Augustyn) and the late Peter (2014). Loving brother of Carol Mann (Paul Villalta).
Brian worked at Service Canada for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying gardening, fishing and hunting. He will be missed dearly by his family and his many friends in the Belleville/Bancroft areas.
ESTABROOKS, Edward Ronald - Peacefully at Hamilton General Hospital, on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the age of 84.
Beloved husband of Muriel Estabrooks (nee Leslie). Loving father of Rodney (Francine), Pam (Victor), Brad (Annette), Wendy, Stacey and the late Kim (1989). Cherished grandfather of Christina, Jessica (Daryl), Brian (Cassandra), Crystal, Ashley (Roman), Mitchell (Courtney), Tina (Alex), Kevin (Heidi), Kelly, Christina (John), Stephanie, Britney, Ashley and Alicia and great grandfather of Kimberly, Caitlin, Olivia, Danielle, Anna, Diaje, Ariana, Josh, Elliot, Jetrose and Miller.
EDWARDS, Keith Robert - It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Keith on Saturday, March 4, 2017 in his 93rd year.
Loving husband to the late Doreen (1996).
Cherished father to the late Candace (2015) and the late Kenny (1997). Survived by Roxanne (Donnie) Bacon, Ernie (Jackie) Edwards, John (Diane) Edwards and Kerry (Sarah) Edwards.