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WILSON, Dean Edson - Passed away peacefully at home with his family and friends by his side on January 12, 2017 at the age of 62 years.

Survived by his wife Judy (Heighton). Loving father of Stacey Di Pietro (Rick), Stephanie Zwiep (James) and Chase Wilson. Cherished papa of Gabriella, Nicolas, Lila, Grace, Liam, Ayden and Mason. Survived by his mother Irene (Robinson), dear brother of Carol Crang (Larry) and Marty.

Dean was predeceased by his father Arthur (2016) and brother Evan. He will be sadly missed by his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Sally, Barbara (George), Nancy (Rob) and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

 

COLLINS, Maureen Leona (nee Whalen) - Maureen passed away on January 12th, 2017 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital at the age of 62.

Beloved mother of Julie and the late Jamie. Sadly missed by siblings Douglas, Reginald, Shirley, John, David, and Henry. Predeceased by siblings Joseph and Winnifred.

She will be sadly missed by her large extended family.

 

Massuet MimiMASSUET, Emilienne 'Mimi'  - It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Emilienne "Mimi" Massuet at Hospice Niagara on Wednesday January 11, 2017.

Mimi is survived by Paul, her beloved husband of 68 years. She is also survived by her son Philip (Sandy) and 4 grandchildren.

Mimi was born in Tours, France to Marie Therese and Olivier Proux on December 6, 1924. Her life with Paul began after he returned from his war service in 1945. Mimi, a true Parisian, was a model for fashion houses Dior and Chanel.

Her love of fashion and elegance was a lifelong passion and she used these talents as a fashion consultant at Holt Renfrew after she and Paul and their son Philip came to Canada in 1957.

 

Mannella RalphMANNELLA, Ralph - It is with profound sadness the family of Ralph Mannella announces his passing at the Welland Hospital on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 a few days short of his 94th birthday.

Cherished husband of Elizabeth (Degazio) Mannella.  He leaves behind his two nieces Angie Pisani (Tony) and Bruna Myciak (Joe), great nephews Alexander (Jody), Nicholas, Stephen and great-great niece and nephew Anastasia & Jaeden.

Ralph was predeceased by his parents Bruno and Angelarosa (Dominelli) Mannella, his brother Louis Mannella and sister-in-law Maria Mannella.

 

McQuillan NormaMcQUILLAN, Norma (nee Sheehan) - Surrounded by her loving family, Norma passed away peacefully at Hospice Niagara on Wednesday January 11, 2017 in her 88th year.

Beloved wife of 66 years to Jack. Loving mother who will be dearly missed by her children, Christine and her husband Gary McClelland, Peter and his late wife Nancy, Lee and her husband Graham Avery and Paul and his wife Laura. Cherished grandma of 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Sister in law of Ron McQuillan and his late wife Pat. She was predeceased by her sister Jackie.

 

POTTER, Sharon Ann - (1943 - 2017) - It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Sharon Potter at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Wednesday January 11, 2017.

Survived by her loving children Lori Custers, and Randy (Lorraine). Cherished Grandma to Nicole. Devoted sister to Barb (Don) Parnell, Helen Byford and Bill Fielding.

Predeceased by her parents Mac and Mary Fielding, husband Frank, son-in-law Don, brother-in-law Al, and sister-in-law Toots.

 

Covey LizCOVEY, Elizabeth 'Liz' Mary– Passed away peacefully at the Hamilton General Hospital on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the age of 54.

Loving wife of Eric and cherished mother of Elly. Dear sister of Jane Brandon (Arjun), Susie Brandon, Wendy Brandon (Tony), Tommy Brandon.

She leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

 

Janas CharlieJANAS, Charles 'Charlie' – It is with profound sadness that the family of Charles Janas announces his peaceful passing surrounded by his loving family at home on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the age of 79.

Cherished husband of Gayle (nee Burtch) of 55 years. Adored father to Shelley (Dave) Biro and Michael (Patricia) Janas. Very proud “Poppy” to Lauren and Ayden. Brother-in-law of John and Eleanor Bowman. Ultimate trainer to grand dogs Gracie, the late Georgie, Willie, Apollo and grand cat Festus.

Uncle Charlie will be fondly remembered for his love, humour and candies by his nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Predeceased by his father Stephan Janas and mother Anne Nemeth, brothers Joe and Steve Janas and sister Cathy (Tony) Pizzacalla.

 

GIBSON, William Arthur 'Bill' - At the Burloak Long Term Care Centre in Burlington on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Bill Gibson aged 91 years.

Husband of the late Marion Grace Fawell (2003) and dear father of Mark (Janice) of Burlington and Wayne of Welland. Predeceased by a son Craig (1990).

Also survived by 5 grandsons, Ryan, Michael, Christopher, Colin and Graham, as well as 4 great grandchildren.

 

Brown GordonBROWN, Gordon James – Peacefully passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Eventide Home with his beloved wife of 53 years by his side.

He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife Barb. Loving father of Cat (the late Seth).

Gordon is survived by his brother Ron (Joan) and predeceased by his siblings; Kay, Millie, Alex, Bob, and Jean.

 

Reid JohnREID, John Joseph – Suddenly at home, on Wednesday, January 11, at age 62.

He will be greatly missed by his wife Kimberley (Bongers), sister Joanne (Stephen), nieces Leah Sprague, Celia Sprague (Blake), nephew John Sprague, stepmother Shirley, stepsons David Bongers, and Cory Bongers (Danielle). John was a loving poppa to Mathew.

John was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Ann, and brother David.

 

Greenspan LilyGREENSPAN, Lily - Peacefully, at the age of 86, with family by her side, on January 11, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital.

Beloved wife of the late David Greenspan (2003).

Loving mother of Lorne (Janice), Ned (Karen Pepin), and Paula Cheese (Don). Lily will be dearly missed by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-great granddaughter.

 

Coutu MartheCOUTU, Marthe (née Laurin) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marthe Coutu (née Laurin) on January 11, 2017 in her 89th year.

Marthe is predeceased by her beloved husband Aimé Coutu and their son Hector (Kerra).

She will be missed dearly by her children Marcel (Anne Maxwell), Gisèle (Gérald Naud), Monique (Michael Petrachenko) and daughter-in-law Kerra Wylie (Michel Horne). She also leaves behind grandchildren Paige, Sam, Julien, Mikaël, Savannah, Maverick, Russell, and Gabriel.

 

LIENERT, Nathan Mathew Michael 'Nate' - Born September 28, 1963, died peacefully on January 11, 2017.

Predeceased and adored by his mother and soul mate Rae Blue, father Gerry Lienert, sister Stephanie, stepfather Bill Blue, and his nephew Christian.

He is survived by his sisters Heidi (Peter), Chris (Greg), and Sarah (Krys), his brothers Gerry (Leanne) and Dave, nieces and nephews Zoe, Jeff and Brad, Madison, Nate, Sophie, Jack, and step-mother Betty.

 

FOSTER, Christine Elizabeth - Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at Linhaven Home for the Aged in her 71st year.

Beloved wife of Harold for 50 years. Cherished mother of Christopher (Raeanne) and Mark (Robyn). Loving Nanny of Adam, Sarah and Nicholas.

Sister of Malcolm and Peter Rombach and the late Margaret Heutinck. She will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews and friends.

 

Scarselli NatinaSCARSELLI, Fortunata 'Natina' – Passed away at the Woodlands of Sunset on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at the age of 72 years.

She was born in Reggio Calabria, Italy and came to Canada in 1971. She is survived by her loving sons Michael (Jennifer), Mario (Lisa) and Mossimo (Carrie). Proud grandmother of M.J., Connor, Madisyn, Charlotte, Kadra, Tessa, Emma and Mateo.

Dear sister of Lisa (Vince), Lucia (Diaggo) and her father Mic+hele Scarselli. She will also be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Vito and her mother Maria.

 

Townsend AlTOWNSEND, Albert Arthur 'Big Al' - Passed away peacefully at Haldimand War Memorial Hospital, Dunnville on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at the age of 72.

Husband and best friend for 38 years of Linda.

Forever remembered by Jamie and Lisa Baatnes, and many friends and neighbours.

 

Gauvreau LenaGAUVREAU, Lena (nee Grant) - We are sad to announce the peaceful passing of Lena Gauvreau on January 10, 2017 at the age of 91.

Loving wife to Benard Gauvreau and cherished mother of Maria (Archie) Sleight, Ron (Carol) Sleight , Victoria Duemo, Sheron (Mike) Brooks and Laurie Anne (James) Walsh.

Adoring grandmother and great grandmother of many beautiful children.

 

KJAER, Ruth Magda - Peacefully at home with family by her side on Tuesday January 10th, 2017 in her 90th year.

Beloved wife of the late Rev. Jens Kjaer, loving mother of Erik, Peter and Paul and loving grandmother of Erin, Jordan and Jonathan.

Our thanks and gratitude to the care community of Niagara.

 

Watson KenWATSON, Kenneth 'Ken' - (December 10, 1958  -  January 10, 2017) - 

It is with profound sadness and breaking hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved PoppaBear Ken, on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.

After years of suffering with debilitating Crohn's Disease, our Lord decided to end Ken's pain and embrace him into the eternal warmth and happiness of Heaven. Ken can now drink all the beer he wants, eat all the peanuts he wants and play endless rounds of golf - all without getting tired or cold.

Left with the beautiful memories of this dear, gentle man is his beloved wife of 30 years, Jackie, his children Alexyia and Myles, who have always been the light of his life.  Ken will also be lovingly remembered by his father-in-law Pat, brother-in-law Patrick James 'PJ', brother Allan Watson and by all of his family and friends, especially Stu, Murray and Sal.

 

McFARLANE, John Scott - Passed away peacefully after a brave battle with cancer on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 in his 72nd year, with his loving wife Sharon and daughters Cheryl, Wendy and Jackie at his side.

He will be missed by his sister Patricia, and his nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. We are comforted that he is reunited with his parents Jack and Mary.

John worked at Bell Canada for many years and was an avid railroad enthusiast.

 

Whittaker HaroldWHITTAKER, Harold - Harold passed away peacefully on January 10, 2017 at Tabor Manor in St. Catharines surrounded by his family at the age of 84.

Predeceased by his wife Margaret Whittaker.

Loving father to Paula, Ron, Shannyn and Father-in-law to Amy. Cherished grandfather of Kyle (Kathryn), Michael and great-grandfather to Torin. He also leaves behind his beloved cat Bogey.

Harold owned and operated Stamford Denture Clinic for over 40 years, and was a lifelong Manchester City supporter and avid golfer.

 

Naujokas JoeNAUJOKAS, Juosas 'Joe' - (October 21, 1932 - January 9, 2017) -

Passed away on January 9, 2017.

 

Savel AnnieSAVEL, Annie - Surrounded by the love of her family, Annie passed away at Country Terrace Nursing Home, Komoka, ON, on Monday, January 9, 2017.

She was born in Krakovany, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia) in 1924. Annie immigrated with her family to Canada in1938. They settled in Smithville and later moved to Welland.

She is predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Martin, her parents, Gaspar Zeman, Johanna Palcut and Josef Cibik, her brothers Joseph Zeman and Jan Cibik and her sister, Bea Wagner.

Mourning her passing are her son John (Sue Ellen), grandsons David, Michael (Jennifer) and Father Stephen, her great grandchildren Nick, Katie and Lucas and her brothers, Bernie Cibik (Adeline) and Albert Cibik (Anne) of St. Catharines and many nieces and nephews.

 

Bullock MargaretBULLOCK, Margaret Suzanne (Wale) – With heavy hearts and joyful memories, the family of Margaret Bullock announces the passing of our Mom / Grandma at 97 years of age on January 9, 2017 at Queenston Place Retirement Residence.

Predeceased by her husband William Bullock, sisters Janet Wale, Vera Burnett, and Vadna Wale.

She is survived by her daughters Gail (late Gary) Jones, Pamela (Ted) Reinholdt, Billie-Jean (Ben) MacLay, Karen (Ross) Hallam and Jacqueline Morris. Grandmother of Steven Hallam, Daniel (Ashley) MacLay, Katherine (Andrew) Felice, Megan Hallam, and Spencer Morris. Great Grandmother of Emily MacLay, Blake Felice, and Abigail Felice.

 

Neufeld HeleneNEUFELD, Helene - Peacefully at home, on Monday, January 9, 2017, Helene Neufeld, aged 94 years.

She leaves to mourn her siblings Abe Neufeld, Lottie Durksen and Kathie Fast. Predeceased by her parents Johan & Anna Neufeld, siblings Annie Toews, Jake, John, Peter and Mary Neufeld.

Also survived by many beloved nieces & nephews.