Belyea RonaBELYEA, Veronica Mary 'Rona' - With her family by her side at the Welland County General Hospital on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Beloved wife of John (1994). Loving mother John, Sarah Belanger (Ed) and Mary. Cherished Granny of Kelsey (Thomas) and Kyle Belanger and Gwen Belyea-Munroe. She is predeceased by her brother Arthur Carr.

Rona was a RN at the St. Catharines General Hospital after many years of service.


Dalhouse NeilDALHOUSE, Anthony 'Neil'  - Anthony Neil Dalhouse passed away unexpectedly March 12, 2017 in Niagara-on-the-Lake, with his family at his side.

Neil is deeply missed by Louise, his beloved best friend and wife for 48 years, sons Matthew and Jeffery (Lise), grandsons Asher and Salem, brother Francis (Vera), nephew Mark, sister Marie (Dan), sisters-in-law Nancy (Richard) and Donna (Pat), nephew Scott and niece Heather.


His memory is deeply cherished by extended family and friends.


DiCosimo IdaDiCOSIMO, Ida - Passed away peacefully with her loving family at her side, at St. Catharines General Hospital on Saturday March 11, 2017 at the age of 77.

Beloved wife of 59 years to Vincent DiCosimo. Loving and devoted mother of Joe DiCosimo (Charlene), Frank (Barbara) DiCosimo, Anita (Giancarlo) Filippelli and Vince (Joy) DiCosimo.

Cherished Nonna of Marisa (Christopher), Melina (Stephen), Lindsay (Faisal), Lauren, Samantha (Anthony), Linnea, Alissa, Frankie, Alexandria, Gabriella and Vincent and Bisnonna of Aubrey, Preston and Alessia.


Zarafonitis CharlieZARAFONITIS, Charles 'Charlie' - Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Meadows of Dorchester on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the age of 85.

Beloved husband of 58 years to Nellie (Skorenki) Zarafonitis. Dearly loved father of Julian Zarafonitis and father-in-law of Mary Zarafonitis. Cherished Papou of Lea Zarafonitis.

Dear brother of Louie (Patti) Zarafonitis and Connie Zarafonitis. Predeceased by his sisters Kaye Zarafonitis and Helen Richards, and his brothers Billy "Gus" Zarafonitis, James "J.J." Zarafonitis and his wife Marge, and George Zarafonitis.


SILLERS, Joan Beverly (nee Barker) - Formerly of London, Ontario, Joan slipped away peacefully at the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital, Dunnville on Saturday, March 11, 2017 after a lengthy illness.

Joan has gone to be reunited with her beloved husband Keith and her grandchildren who have gone before her.

Joan “Nan” will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her sisters, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.


Sittler HarrySITTLER, Harry George - It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved “Kooky Kanook” on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 2:37 a.m. after a lengthy battle with cancer, and with his loving family by his side. He was in his 75th year.

Beloved husband and best friend to Linda for 53 years. Cherished father to Tammy (Cris) Fluri, Patti “Fluffy” Edwards, Andrew (Danica) Sittler and Jodi “Puffy” (Martin) Milhomme.

Special Papa to Justin, Gregory, Stephen, Victoria, Austin, Taylor, Evan, AJ, Kyle and Brooke: and Grand Papa to Hailey, Lilly and Addison.


CAMERON, Stephen - Stephen passed away unexpectedly on Saturday March 11th, 2017 at the age of 58.

Loving father of Kiersten and Christopher. Stepfather to Jonathan Chiera. Always in the heart of Connie. Sadly missed brother of Colin Jr., Derek and Allison.

Stephen was a hard worker in all aspects of his life, loved by many and will be missed so dearly.


HILTON, Sylvia Rosamond - It is with profound sadness we announce the loss of our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, wife and sister, Sylvia Rosamond Hilton.

Surrounded by her family, at the Niagara General Hospital, on March 11th, 2017, Sylvia was called away from us to spend time with her parents (Nora and Elisha) and loving granddaughter Samantha Armstrong. We know they will take as good of care of you as you will of them.

Sylvia was born in Gooseberry Cove NL on August 25th, 1950 and moved west when her family started. Sylvia leaves behind her 3 children, Deloris Armstrong, Ronald Armstrong and Dawn Burke (Jason), her husband of 27 years Paul Hilton and 2 step children Nathan Hilton (Amanda) and Sara Lane (Ryder).


Cavasin ElisaCAVASIN, Elisa - Passed away peacefully on March 11, 2017 at Extendicare, Halton Hills in her 87th year.

Beloved wife of the late Florindo Cavasin – 2010.

Loving mother of Jim (Jayne) and David (Patrizia). She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Jaime (Jeremy), Chris (Jennifer), Scott (Alainnah), Dave (Jaclyn), Zachary (Jennifer), Sybille, Lydia and by her great grandchildren Mason and Sophia.

Dear sister of Bruna Agostini (Lorenzo), Libera Bandiera and brother in-law Gianni Veronese. Predeceased by her parents Eugenio and Eugenia Basso,by her sister Vilma Veronese and brother in-law Gino Bandiera.


PODLESNIK, Rose – Passed away peacefully surrounded by her daughter Monica at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the age of 92.

Predeceased by her husband of 55 years Albin (March 2004).

Dear mother of Monica McLeod, who will miss her dearly. Rose will be survived by all of her family in Slovenia.


WATT, Audrey Ione – The present journey has ended for Audrey and now she has gone from our midst. Audrey passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Ina Grafton Gage, in her 100th year.

She was born in St. Catharines on October 2, 1917 and lived all of her life in the area, having spent the last number of years at the Ina Grafton Gage Village. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac and Louise Wismer of Louth Township.

Predeceased by her husband Flying Officer (RCAF) Thomas Fair Watt on June 10, 1942. Also predeceased by her half brother Harold Furry. She will be missed by her many dear friends.


Willwerth WendyWILLWERTH, Wendy (nee WERTMAN) - Formerly of Buffalo, N.Y. passed away peacefully at the Welland Hospital, on Friday March 10, 2017 at the age of 74.

Beloved wife of the late Richard Willwerth.

Loving and cherished mother of Gregory Willwerth (Louise) of Fonthill. Dear aunt of Tara, Heather, Matt, Sarah, Kim, Robin, Jim, Tom, Mark, MaryAnne, Nick, Jane and Anna. Also great aunt of Sarah, Jenna and Joshua.


Morasiewicz WalterMORASIEWICZ, Walter L. - Passed away peacefully on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Wentworth Lodge, Dundas, in his 96th year.

Walter is predeceased by his loving wife of 61 years, Anne (2009).

Devoted father of Paul (Colombe) of Ancaster, Walter (Dianne) of Nanoose Bay, B.C., and Linda (Bill) Sadler of Burlington. Proud grandfather of Katrina and Patrick Morasiewicz, Ryan Morasiewicz, and Bill and Lindsay Sadler. Walter, the eldest of five siblings, is predeceased by his two brothers, Mitchell and Joseph, and two sisters, Mary and Amelia.


Donaven LeolaDONAVEN, Leola (nee Godard) - It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our mother and Nana, Leola Jeanne Donaven on March 10, 2017, at the age of 95. She went in the arms of her family.

She will be sadly missed by her children Noreen Dillon (Len) of St Catharines and Glenn Donaven (Joan) of Seeley Bay, On, her grandchildren Kim Robillard (Kevin) of Brantford, Shawn Dillon (Tammy) of Newmarket, Barry Donaven of St Catharines and Ryan Donaven of Harrowsmith, her great- grandchildren Jeff Robillard (Melissa), Ken Searle, Chandra, Cole and Cassandra Robillard, Braedon and Riley Dillon, and her great-great grandchildren Christopher and Olivia.

She also leaves behind sisters Fern Young, Theresa Sarrazin, Helen McNeil, Rolly Pehora (Walt) and Colette Ferguson (Don), sister-in-law Joyce Donaven, daughter-in-law, Laura Donaven and many nieces and nephews in the Godard and Donaven families.

She was predeceased by her husband Murray and 4 brothers Leo, Gerry (Carol), Robert and his wife Joyce, and Ad (Jean).


Cunningham LoisCUNNINGHAM, Lois (nee Hall) - Surrounded by her family, on March 10, 2017, in her 88th year, Lois slipped away, ever so peacefully.

She was predeceased by her husband Phillip (Eddie) 2013.

Mother of Anna Marie (Glen), Debbie (Cid), Nancy (Randy). Sadly missed by her grandchildren Lee, Amanda (Brian), Rob ( Koryn), Evan, Mallory (Jay) Jenna and Ashley and great-granddaughter Lily.


Medigee LesMEDIGEE, Leslie Bryan  - Passed away peacefully at the Hamilton General Hospital on Friday, March 10, 2017, in his 64th year.

Leslie Bryan Medigee, beloved husband of Diane Medigee (nee Fenton). Loving father of Melanie Gayle,Brian Medigee (Kirsten), Alice, Carol and Steven Medigee. Loving Grandpa of Cheyenne, Adam, Omane and Hazel-Grace. Great Grandpa of Karter.

Dear brother of Wayne, Jocelyn (Paul) and Danny. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Doug Jr.

Les was a longtime employee of the Book Depot in Thorold.


Mansell MonicaMANSELL, Monica Marie – Passed away peacefully at Royal Rose Place on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the age of 83.

Predeceased by her loving husband Joseph (1993) and her beloved son Stephen (2015) and sister Francie (2016).

Cherished mother of daughters Joanne (Chris Brodhurst), Janice (Fred Knoll), Cathy and daughter-in-law Karen. Supportive and caring grandma of Scott, Jason, Michael, Amanda, Katie, Chris, Jeff, Nicole, Amanda and Alex. Great grandma of 5.


SMITH, Verda Steele - Passed away peaceful at home on Friday, March 10th, 2017, at the age of 83.

She was born Verda Steele in Brownsburg, QC. Verda was proceeded in death by her husband of 59 years George (2011) and daughter Sharon Burns (2016). She is survived by her children Don (Ruth), (Mike Burns), Ken (Irene), Brian (Marjory), Greg and Cindy Marr.

A loving grandmother of Nick, Ian, Neil, Mike, Megan, Andrew, Devon, Andrea, Eric, Bobby, and 4 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings Florence, Ivy, Grace, Betty, Don, and Jenny who have been a source of joy and support in her life.


CAMP, Donald 'Graham' - Suddenly, at home on March 10, 2017 at the age of 75.

Born in Halifax, NS July 23, 1941 to William Albert and Alice Marie Camp.

Graham Camp survived by his wife Kathleen (nee Lovegrove) and two sons Christopher of Waverly, NS and Dana of Beamsville, ON. Survived by his sister Beverly (Boon), brother David both of Halifax. Predeceased by his brother Stephen. Survived by his granddaughter, aunts, uncles, cousins and many brother and sister inlaws.

Graham served on the Halifax Police Force and was later employed as an Immigration Officer, Letter Carrier, and as an Insurance Adjuster working for Co-op Insurance, Pilot Insurance and Erie Mutual Insurance.


Luciano GraceLUCIANO, Grace Louise - Passed away peacefully at Garden City Manor on Thursday March 9, 2017 at the age of 90.

Beloved wife of the late James Luciano (1978).

Dearly loved mother of William 'Bill' (Suzanne) Luciano, Pat Luciano, the late Debbie Luciano and Joe Luciano.  Cherished Gram of Christopher (Rina) Luciano, Jamie (Kerry) Luciano, Jennifer (Roman) Baran, Randy Luciano (Leeanne) and Jeff Luciano.  Lovingly remembered by her eight great-grandchildren.


Harder RitaHARDER, Rita Jacqueline Ann (nee van Gelder) - Passed away on March 9, 2017 from complications of liver failure. This was after seven weeks of fighting in the ICU at the Toronto General Hospital at the age of 61, with her family always by her side.

Incredibly devoted and loving wife to Dave for over 40 years. Caring and nurturing mother to Grant (Meaghan) and Perry. Soon to be a grandmother to her first grandchild.

Cherished daughter to Nell and the late John van Gelder. Beloved sister to Henry van Gelder (Joanie Russell) and Richard (Margie) van Gelder. Special aunt to many nieces, nephews and other family members.


Cormier EdwardCORMIER, Edward Armand - Passed away peacefully at home in his 87th year on Thursday, March 9, 2017.

Loving husband of the late Joan (2009) for 58 years. He will always be cherished by his five children Ed, Linda (Jim) Kretz, Mark (Judy), Janine (Rob) Hendriks and Lorraine (Brad) Ford.

Cherished Grandpa "Bubba" to Laura, Michelle, Christina, David, Katherine, Melissa, Amanda, Zachary, Addam, Lisa, David, Michelle and several great grandchildren.

Armand was dearly loved by his sister Marguerite Stack, his late brother Bill, each of their families, and his many friends - especially his Jazz buddies at Cats.


Hinsperger LillianHINSPERGER, Lillian Joyce (nee Andrist) – (January 4, 1930 – March 9, 2017) - Passed away peacefully at the age of 87.

Lillian was born in Sault Ste. Marie, ON and moved to Chippawa with her young family in 1967.

Predeceased by her beloved husband W.A. (Buck) Hinsperger in 2004. Survived by her sons Scott (Mona) and Mark (Terri), and her grandchildren Kyle, Nicole, Matthew, Curtis and Heather and her favourite cat Tinkerbell.


Toderick FrankTODERICK, Frank – Passed away peacefully at the Welland General Hospital on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the age of 91 years.

Predeceased by his wife of 67 years Thelma and his son Bryan (2017).

Devoted father of Cynthia McDonald (Ken). Grandfather of Cassandra (Andrew), Britney, Christopher, Bradley, Tiffany, Sarah, Breanne and Zach.

Also survived by his siblings Sam, Paul (Lois) and Nelly (Jack). Cherished Papa of many great grandchildren.


Simone ValerieSIMONE, Valerie Ann - It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our deeply loved wife, mother and grandmother, surrounded by her loving family at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Thursday March 9, 2017 at the age of 56.

Beloved wife of 29 years to Antonio Simone. Cherished mother of Jason (Sherri) Melissa (Jay), Bianca (Blair) and Vincent. Proud and loving grandmother to Clark and Finnigan.

Valerie was the daughter of the late Joseph and Madeline Vipari and daughter-in-law of the late Vincenzo and Angelina Simone. Dear sister of Frank (Bernice) Vipari and sister-in-law of Laura Humble, Lydia (Dave) Cournoyea and Enzo Simone.


REYNOLDS, R. Eileen - Eileen passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Thursday March 9th, 2017 at the age of 89.

Beloved wife of the late Harry. Proud mother of Lisa (Robert) Scheffler, Elaine (Colin) Brown, Ian (Carol) Smith, Keith Smith and Trevor (Julie) Smith. Also survived by her grandchildren and great grandchildren.