Curtis JosephCURTIS, Joseph Michael - Passed away peacefully, with his loving family by his side on Monday, January 8th, 2018 at the Henley House at the age of 82.

Beloved husband of Anne for 55 years. Cherished father of Joanne (Ron) Meighan, Debbie (Drew) Scott and Sandra (Mark) Fehr. Loving Grandpa of Kari, Curtis, Jordan, Emily, Matthew and Nikolas.

Cherished brother of Henry (Carolyn) Curtis. Brother in law of Fred O'Donnell, Carol Vriens and Gary Deslaurier. Joseph was predeceased by his sisters Theresa, Mary and Veronica and his brothers Edward and Mike.

 

Clendennin LindaCLENDENNIN, Linda 'Lukie' - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Monday January 8, 2018 at the age of 70.

Beloved mother of Penny and her husband Brad.

Loving sister of Betty (the late Garnet) Dunseith, Robert (Bonnie) Clendennin and Mark (Linda) Clendennin.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Linda worked for over 20 years at the Regal Coffee Shop.

 

Beaver GracePHILLIPS, Grace Rita (Beaver) - Passed away, peacefully, at the Welland Hospital on Monday, January 8, 2018, one day shy of her 75th birthday.

Beloved wife of the late Albert (1998). Cherished mother of Allan, Greg (Nancy) and Todd (Rose). Proud and loving grandmother of Eric, Jeremy and “meemaw” of Kenzie.

Dear sister of Norm, Shirley and Raymond. Sadly missed by several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Norman and Blanche Beaver.

 

Biletchi AnneBILETCHI, Anne - Peacefully at GNGH in Niagara Falls on January 8th, 2018 at the age of 88.

Predeceased by her husband William. Sadly missed by her children; Janis (Michael) Burke, Bill (Lynn) Biletchi, and Debbie Biletchi (Kevin).

Beloved grandma to Steven & Jeffrey Biletchi, Tom, Jim & Dave Burke, Kory, Chad, & Brett Lernout & great-grandchildren; Stephanie, Anthony, Kim, Ben, Norah & Lily.

 

Kerr WilliamKERR, William Ferguson 'Bill' – Passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness at the age of 94 on Monday, January 8th, 2018 at the G.N.G.H.

He leaves to mourn his wife of 71 years Ellen (Lowes) Kerr. Fondly remembered by his children Rob (Bob) and Joan Kerr and Deb and Tom Free.

Cherished grandfather of Allyson, Mike, Brian, Ashley, Sarah, Carolyn, Darren and Andrea. “Papa Bill” to his precious great grandchildren Ethan, Brianna, Grayson, Keira, Denver and Emily.

Predeceased by his parents James and Mary Kerr and his siblings Sam (Ann) Kerr, Margaret (Peggy) Hare, Susan (Bill) Sandall, Jim (Rita) Kerr and his twin sister Elizabeth who died in infancy.

 

Rigsby RuthRIGSBY, Ruth M. (nee Nelson) - Passed away peacefully in her 92nd year at Douglas Memorial Hospital, Ft. Erie January 8th, 2018.

Ruth was predeceased by her husband James (married for 67 years), her sister Shirley Hiller, Brother in Law Robert Hiller and Brother Fred Nelson.

Ruth is survived by her son Terry (Judy), her daughter Vicki Lynn, her grandchildren Kristine (Ryan) Beck, James (Sondra Locke) Rigsby, and her great grandchildren Khloe and Conner Beck.

 

Hicks BillHICKS, William James 'Bill' - Peacefully at home, on Monday, January 8, 2017 at 77 years of age.

Devoted husband of the late Ann Kathryn (nee Dodington) (January 28, 2016) for 51 years. Loving Dad of Derek and his wife Patti. Cherished Grandpa of Rachael and Andrew.

Dear brother of Judy (Bob) Cooney, Dennis (Jan) Hicks, Leanne (Bill) Doyle, Linda (Mark) McGlynn, Randy (Linda) Hicks the late Nancy (Glen) Seburn; brother-In-law of David (Donna) Dodington, Walter Dodington and the late Karen “Kai” (Vince) Brady.

 

Allen KarlaALLEN, Karla J. (Bethune) – Passed away peacefully and surrounded by the love of her family, on Sunday January 7, 2018, at Hospice Niagara, in her 48th year.

Survived by her husband and best friend for 19 years, Michael, her loving daughters of whom she was so proud, Sofia and Jorja, her parents, Nancy and George Bethune, her sisters Sue (Julian) Ristow & family (Ben, Kai, Therese), and Jill (Matt) McGovern & family (Ava, Charlize, Kieran).

Karla is also survived by the Allen family including her mother-in-law Joanne, sister-in-law Nancy Allen, and brothers-in-law Robert and Chris (Tanya) and family.

 

Perrotto GiuseppinaPERROTTO, Giuseppina (nee COLANGELO)  - It is with great sadness that the family of Giuseppina Perrotto announces her passing on January 7, 2018 in her 94th year.

She passed away peacefully at home with her loving family by her side.

Beloved wife of 71 years to Rocco Perrotto (2013) and loving mother of Mike (Grace), Paul (Nadine) and Marijane Toth (Kevin Robbins).

 

Cadorette MaureenCADORETTE, Maureen Ellen (née Clushman) - Passed peacefully in the arms of her loving family on Januar 7, 2018, at the age of 76.

Maureen will be forever missed by her loving husband Ray of 52 years. Devoted mother to Colleen (Ed) and Sean (Sarah). Cherished Nana to Sarah, Katie, Elle and Atley.

Maureen is predeceased by her parents Dorothy and John and her aunt Margaret.

 

McGowan MayMcGOWAN, Mary Jane 'May' - Passed peacefully in her sleep on January 7, 2018 at the age of 78.

Predeceased by her loving husband Eugene (2010) and grand-daughter Donna Marie (2013).

May leaves behind her sons James (Cathy), Eugene (Dawn), Terry, Michael (Andrea) and Kevin (Stefani).  Cherished gran to Kevin, Michael, Brianna, Samantha and Arianna and great-gran to Ryan and Sean.

May will be lovingly remembered by her sister Rose McNeil (James), brother-in-law Michael McGowan (Aileen), sisters-in-law Mary Langley (Gary), Patricia Connor (Chris) and her many nieces, nephews and friends in both Canada and her native Scotland.

 

Zaraza MariaZARAZA, Maria - It is with extremely deep sorrow we announce the passing of the biggest hearted woman we have ever known.

Maria touched the hearts of so many with her sweetness, generosity, sense of humour and feistiness. Her braveness impressed many during her lifetime and her will to get better impressed many more during this past year.

Maria passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the age of 81, with her loving daughter Elizabeth (Ela #1) and son-in-law Steve (Stiv) by her side.

Beloved and devoted wife of the late Jozef (2008), beloved mother of the late Jozef Kazimierz (2014) and beloved sister of the late Krystyna Romanek (1999).

 

BRODHAGEN, Clifford 'Cliff' - Peacefully on Sunday, January 7th, 2018 at the St. Catharines Hospital in his 82nd year.

Beloved husband of Marilyn (nee McIlroy) for 61 years. Loving father of Kevin (Terri), Karen Rothwell (Mike Saunders), Kalvin (Bev) and Kris. Dear grandfather of six and great grandfather of four.

Survived by his sister Muriel Mines and brother Gord.

Cliff retired from Fraser Paper in Thorold. He was a volunteer with Thorold South Volunteer Fire Department.

 

Biamonte IoleBIAMONTE, Iole (nee Orsini) - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, on Sunday January 7th, 2018 at the age of 55.

Beloved wife of Saverio 'Sam' for 30 years, loving mother of Vincent and Julia.  Dear daughter of Joe and Maria Orsini and daughter-in-law of Grazia (late Napoleon) Biamonte.

She will be missed by her brother Costanzo (Efisia) Orsini, sister-in-law Sarah (Nick) Scali, brother-in-law Nick (Lena) Biamonte.  Much loved aunt of Mary Elizabeth (Adriano), Sabrina, Joseph and Angelo Orsini, Kristen (Joe) Smith, Kara (Elie) Kassabian, Jonathan Scali, Michalla Biamonte.

 

Gilbert JohnGILBERT, John - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Gilbert on January 7th, 2018 at the Niagara Health System, St. Catharines Site at the age of 79.

Beloved husband of the late Lynda Gilbert (1999).  Dear friend of Vicky Ryan. Loving father of Wendy (Pierre), Terri (Daniel), Robin and Melissa (Shawn).

Brother of Roland (Linda), Jerry (Francine), Camille (Bonnie), Robert, Roger (Terry), Marie and Monique and brother-in-law of Rose Gilbert. Cherished grandpa of Grant, Jennifer, Noah, Reanna, Jordan and Ethan.

 

Boluch MariaBOLUCH, Maria – Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Extended Care Unit, Welland on Sunday, January 7, 2018 in her 105th year.

Loving mother of Ted Boluch (Mary). Cherished Baba of Michael and his wife Cheryl and proud great Baba of Jeffrey and Sammy.

Maria was predeceased by her husband Julian (1978) and her son Bohdan Petrusyk (2002).