PISCH, Rosa (née Heim) – (April 7, 1944 – April 7, 2017) - Passed away on her 73rd Birthday, while surrounded by her family at the St. Catharines General Hospital.
Survived by her beloved husband George Pisch of 45 years, her children Nancy Munro, Stephanie Colangelo (Rick), and grandsons Alexander and Sebastian Colangelo. Also survived by extended family in Hungary, Austria and Quebec.
Predeceased by her parents Ferenc and Rosina Heim, as well as her brother Ignace Heim.
MATTHEWS, Beverley 'Bev' - With her family by her side at Extendicare Nursing Home on Saturday, April 7, 2017 in her 76th year.
Loving mother of Cathie Laskey (Chris). She will be dearly missed by her grandchildren Shane and Samantha. She is survived by her brother-in-law Gordon, nieces, nephews and she predeceased by her sister Barbara Helmkay.
She has left behind her lifelong friends Janice Anderson, Beverley Holman, Sylvia Taylor and Lorraine Taylor.
SAVOIE, Joseph Wallace 'Wally' - Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital on Friday April 7, 2017 at the age of 69.
Beloved husband of 45 years to Mary (Bicinauskas) Savoie. Dearly loved father of Mike (Kelly) Savoie and Lisa (Jim) Thompson. Cherished Grandpa of Sierra, Chelsea, Abby and Julia.
Dear brother of Doris (George) Adams, Dorval Stewart (Dave), Dorcas (Don) McCormick, Blanche (Bruno) Visentin, Cecil Savoie, Jane (Bob) Visentin and Earl Savoie.
BURBIDGE, Alan David - (1942 - 2017) - Alan David Burbidge died peacefully at home on Friday April 7, 2017 just two weeks short of his 75th birthday.
Born in Birmingham, England to John and Alice Burbidge, he was also a loved son-in-law to Louise and Burdge Gunby (Canada). Al is predeceased by sisters Margery (Bob), Joan,Vera (Ted), and brother Ron (Barb). Survived by brother Ken (England), sisters-in-law Barbara (St. Catharines) and Christine (England). Special ‘brother’ to Ena (Mike) and Rita.
Will be missed always by his wife Jean, daughter Melanie (Mike) and son Mark (Louise) who were with him for his final journey, allowing him to die at home where he wanted to be.
MOL, Joseph - On Friday, April 7, 2017 in Grimsby, Joe Mol aged 82 years.
Beloved husband of Joan (nee Colley). Dear father of Darlene Ferguson (late Brian).
Grandfather of Trevor (Holly) and Nicole (Peter). Great grandfather of Aurora, Keeley and Brian.
LeDUC, Raymond (Jack) - On Friday, April 7, 2017 in Hamilton, Ray (Jack) Leduc of Smithville aged 75 years.
Beloved husband of Helen and dear father of Laura Gagnon (John), Michael (Lori) LeDuc, Dennis (Marilyn) Harder and Karen (predeceased).
Brother of Clarence (Linda) and Irene Gilks. Predeceased by siblings Jim, Ron, Phil, Betty, Elsie, Shirley and Joyce. Also survived by 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
VIEJOU, Gerardus Theodorus 'Jerry' - Born on February 6, 1924, Jerry passed away peacefully at home, with his family by his side on Thursday, April 6, 2017.
Survived by his loving wife of 66 years Margaret (nee van Dobben) and cherished children Hortense (Adrian) Verburg, Robert (Linda) Viejou and Marjorie (Andrew) Hill.
He was the much loved grandfather of Christopher (Ramona) and Andrew (Lynne) Jardine, Jill (Anthony) Giordano and Rebecca Viejou, and dear great grandfather of Oliver, Gryphon, Claire, Emily and Laura.
CRONK, Betty Jean - Passed away suddenly at home surrounded by her family on Thursday, April 6, 2017 in her 71st year.
Beloved Wife of Wilbur Lea Sr. for 54 years. Cherished Mom to Norma, Wilbur Lea Jr., Patricia (Paul) and David (Michelle).
Nana to the late Jennifer, Matthew (Kailyn), Melissa (Alexander) and Kevin Jr. and Great Nana to Rhett and Aurora.
GRECCO, Linda (nee Propper) - Suddenly, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the age of 64 at Millennium Trail Manor.
Loving daughter of Allan and Elsie Propper. Cherished mother of Mark (Keri) and Andrea (the late Jason) Kerton. Proud grandma of Emily, Daniel, Sarah, Rebekah, Colin, Megan, and great-grandmother to Dante. Dear sister of David (Mary-Jo). Predeceased by James Grecco.
CROSBIE, Donald Walter - Peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at the St. Catharines Hospital in his 78th year.
Predeceased by his wife Barbara (2014) of 52 years.
Loving father of Darlene (Pat) Griffin and Dale (Carol). Proud grandfather of Ryan (Alexandria), Brad (Amber), Brent and Devin. Great grandfather of William.
Brother of Dorothy (Bill) Irwin and Al (Leah) Crosbie. Brother-in-law of Astrid (late Al) Wannamaker and Colleen (Darrell) Hardy. He is survived by many special nieces and nephews.
THORNE, Margaret Elizabeth (Miller) - Peacefully at home on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at the age of 51. Our beloved angel will be forever in our hearts.
Loving wife of Mal for 28 years. Dear mother of Bradley (Amber), Blake (Stephanie) and Blair. She will be missed by her two dogs Tuukka and Yukon
Survived by her mother Beverley (Tom), brother Gary (Lorna), sisters Michelle and Lisa. Predeceased by her father Gary. Daughter-in-law of the late Malvin & Mildred Thorne. Sister-in-law of Dale (Diane), Sandi (Charlie) and the late Nancy (Colin).
MacALPINE, Kenneth Duncan – Passed away peacefully at GNGH at the age of 74 on Thursday April 6, 2017.
He is survived by his wife Brenda of 48 years, along with his children Shelley (Ralph) Ames, Katherine (Craig) Parker & David (Lina) MacAlpine. He also leaves behind his grandchildren Ryan, Aaron, Leah and Laura and several nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his parents C.A. and Gladys MacAlpine and his brother James MacAlpine.
EDWARDS, Frank - (March 25, 1945 – April 6, 2017) - After a valiant struggle with cancer Frank lost the battle to another foe. He passed away at West Lincoln Hospital with his family at his side. He died his own man on his own terms.
Predeceased by his parents Tim and Marie.
Beloved husband of Carolyn (Caron), loving father of Kyle, dear brother-in-law to Peg and John Peatfield, brother to Bob (predeceased) and his wife Audrey and many cousins. Dearest friend to Ron Osier.
Frank was a 30-year volunteer with scouting and retired from the City of Hamilton in 2000.
THIESSEN, Abe - Abe Thiessen went home to be with his Lord on April 6, 2017 at Tabor Manor in St. Catharines at the age of 92.
He was predeceased by his wife Margaret in 2015 after 67 years of marriage and granddaughter Julie Green in 1982.
All of Abe’s seven siblings (Jake Thiessen, Sue Ness, Judy Willms, John Thiessen, Agatha Thiessen, Mary Lepp, Peter Thiessen) have passed away.
Loving father of Dianna Green (Ray), Gary Thiessen (Linda), Sharon Braun (Gordon), Don Thiessen (Mary), and Brian Thiessen (Jeanette).
HODKIN, James 'Jim'- Suddenly on Thursday, April 6, 2017, at his home in the arms of his loving son Jamie, at the age of 88.
Jim was a consummate musician entertaining crowds from the age of three. He was the founder of the Dixieliners Jazz Band and many other groups.
Beloved husband of the late Freida. Dearest father of Jamie Hodkin and Debbie Loat. Brother of Jack, Betty Cruikshank and Sharon Clayton. Also, survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
CELETTI, Antonio - Passed peacefully on April 5, 2017, at the St. Catharines General Hospital at the age of 87.
Loving father of Carmela (Domenico) Vertucci, Mary (Michael) Swales and Dino. Beloved grandfather of Rocco, Rosanna, Laura, Anthony and Cassandra and great-grandfather of 4 great-grandchildren.
Caring brother of Josephine, Joanne and Gerarda and brother-in-law to Rosa, Elena, Emilia. He will be missed by his long-time companion Gina.
Predeceased by his first wife Rosa and second wife Yvonne and siblings Nick, Angelo and Michelina.
McMAHON, James Buchanan 'Jim' 'Jimmy' - James Buchanan McMahon passed away peacefully in the presence of his family on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the St. Catharines Hospital at the age of 94.
Jim was predeceased by his beloved wife of 67 years, Mary, in 2013 and his youngest son, Tom, in 2014.
Jim is survived by his sons Wayne (Kathryn), Jim (Barbara), Bob (Pam); his daughters, Patti Booth (Julian) and Donna Snider (Barry) and his daughter-in-law, Karen McMahon.
MITCHELL, Ieleen (Hutcheson) – Peacefully on April 5, 2017 in her 92nd year.
Loving mother of Ken Mitchell (Ruth) and Charlene Stavrou (Pete). Cherished Grandma of Richard and Wes Betts and Katie Mitchell (Jason). Ieleen is a great-grandmother of 4.
She is predeceased by her brother Don Hutcheson.
ELIA, Luigi – Passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Wednesday April 5, 2017 at the age of 86.
Beloved husband of Carmela Pina for 60 years. Loving father of Dominic (Nadia) and Luisa Smith (Gord). Proud nonnó of Julie, Stephanie, Alexandra, Melissa and Louis.
Dear brother of Vincenzo (Concetta), Anna Maria Arcuri (Gennaro) and Santa Elia; brother-in-law of Pietro Paulo Muraca (Uliana) and Ferdinando Mario Muraca (Rosalia) and uncle to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Giuseppe Elia and his wife Maria.
METH, Eric - It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Eric on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at his home in Niagara-on-the-Lake, at the age of 71.
Beloved husband of Connie, Eric was a loving father, step-father, grandfather, great-grandfather, mentor, teacher, and friend, and was an active member in numerous organizations in the Niagara Region.
KENNY, Pauline - Passed away at Welland County General Hospital On Tuesday April 4, 2017 at the age of 83.
Beloved wife of the late Herman Kenny (1983).
Dearly loved mother of Rob (Gena) Kenny and Karen (Chuck) Robinson. Cherished grandmother of Raymond, Ashley, Theresa, Tasha and Dalton. Dear sister of Aline (Anicet) Rheault, Jeannette (Jack) Diplock, Maurice (Ann) Lanthier, Raymond (Gail) Lanthier and Lorraine (Raymond) Lecuyer. Dear sister-in-law of Bonnie Lanthier and Bill Easterling.
Predeceased by her son Raymond Kenny, her sisters Florette Burciul and her husband George, Jeannine Easterling and Jacqueline Perry and her husband Frank and her brother Ronald Lanthier.
DOBOS, Vera (nee Brocklebank) - It is with heavy hearts that the family of Vera Dobos announces her passing on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in her 91st year.
She was the precious wife of Charles Dobos, having just celebrated 70 years of a beautiful and happy marriage on March 1st.
Cherished mother of Gary Dobos (Pam) and the late Chereen Carie (Eddie). Proud and loving grandmother of Adam Carie (Shannon), Trisha White (Brad) and great-grandmother of Eden Carie and Cody White. She will be sadly missed by several nieces and nephews.
STEPHENS, Lillian - At Edgewater Gardens LTC, Dunnville on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in her 91st year.
Beloved wife and best friend to the late Rello Stephens (1974).
Survived by her children Evelyn (Dan) Dawson of North Vancouver, BC, and Norm (Traci) Stephens of Dunnville. Dear grandmother of Gage (Tara), Lindsay (Eric), Heather (Charles) and Cory. Also remembered by many nieces and nephews, family and friends.
Predeceased by parents Robert and Stella Young; siblings Frank (Patricia) Young, Stewart (Glady) Young, Margaret (John) Fleming and John Young.
ENGLISH, Mary (nee Henderson) - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at Hospice Niagara on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in her 85th year.
Beloved wife of the late Melvin. Much loved mother of Wayne (Lynda), Fay (Jim) Misener, Jim (Wendy), Mervin (Kim), Gwen (Michael) Saari and Guy (Corine).
Cherished grandma to Cory (Sue), Ryan, Carly (Bryan), Christina, Matthew, Darrell, Andrea, Laura and Emily. Great granny to Cole, Jack and Carter.
MOORADIAN, Patricia 'Gail' - Age 78, passed peacefully with loving husband Arnie and her three boys at her side on April 4, 2017, after a lengthy battle with Pulmonary issues.
Survived by her husband of 57 years, Arnold, sons John, David and Michael. Grandchildren Ara, Katie, Talin, Trent, Nicklaus, Carter, Jack and Brooklyn. Loving sisters Marion “Jo” Woodcock and Debra “Deb” Roberts. Predeceased by parents Dick and Edna Roberts.
ALTAMIRANO, Victoriano 'Victor' - (1931 - 2017) - Peacefully on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 at Hospice Niagara with his family by his side.
Victor, beloved husband of the late Teofila.
Dear father of Fabio, David, Jorge, Esther, Maria Elena, Isabel and Jesus. Devoted grandfather of 18 grandchildren.