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Defoy LarryDEFOY, Laurent 'Larry' - We are sad to announce the passing of Larry Defoy on October 15, 2017 at the age of 80.

Loving and supportive father to Mark and Steve (Gillian Lescalla) and their mother Aline Defoy.

Cherished grandfather to Marc, Jack and Maci, Matthew, Jordan, Dillan and McKenna. He will be missed by his partner Monique Thomassin.


Sider AlvinSIDER, Alvin Alfred - Alvin passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 15, 2017 in his 91st year at Niagara Falls General Hospital.

Alvin was born April 2nd, 1927 in Wainfleet to Vernon and Bertha Sider. Alvin retired after 46 years with Horton CBI. Retirement years allowed Sanford, affectionately Dad, to enjoy tinkering up at the farm on his lawn mowers and tractors.


Brown ArchieBROWN, Archie - At the St. Catharines Hospital, on Saturday, October 15, 2017, Archie Brown went to be with the Lord in his 94th year.

Beloved husband of Margaret (nee Hiebert).

Brother of Leslie Brown. Predeceased by his brother Stephen, and sister Jessie.


Sabourin PhyllisSABOURIN, Phyllis Rose (nee Alderton) - Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on October 15, 2017 at the age of 88.

Beloved wife of the late Denis Sabourin (2000). Loving mother of Patricia Sabourin (Rosario Castelli), Donald Sabourin (Joanne), Carol Ravenda (Sil) and David Sabourin (Lynn).

Loving grandmother of Jason Sabourin (Tanya), Melissa Sabourin, Celia Ravenda (Tyler Barnes), Calum Sabourin (Jordy Hall), and Caitlin Sabourin (Rick Gagon). Loving great-grandmother of Aria Sabourin and Adalynn Sabourin-Gagon.


Poirier ViviannePOIRIER, Vivianne - It is with great sorrow that the family of Vivianne Poirier announces her passing at the Foyer Richelieu, on Sunday, October 15th, 2017 at the age of 74.

She will be forever in the hearts of her brother Jean-Guy (late Huguette) and her sisters Geneviève (Peter) and Louisette (Donald). She will greatly be missed by her nieces and nephews and their children.

She was predeceased by her parents, Gérard (1980) and Bernadette (née Maurice) (2009).


LOGGIE, Allan - Passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Edgewater Gardens Long Term Care Centre, Dunnville in his 94th year.

Loving husband of Patricia (nee Ballard) Loggie for over 60 years. Dear father of Jim (Clare) Loggie, and Elizabeth Loggie. Cherished grandfather of Matt and Della.


Dam JackDAM, Jacob 'Jack' - On Saturday, October 14, 2017, Jack Dam of Vineland (aged 71), while surrounded by his family, went home to be with the Lord after a short battle with cancer.  

Jack was born in Friesland and immigrated to Canada as a boy. He was raised first in Hamilton and later in Fenwick.

46 years ago, he married Evelyn Vanderkooy, and they soon settled in Vineland. He supported his family by working his way up to Manager at the IGA in Beamsville. When the store closed, he finished his fulltime working days as a cabinet maker and after retirement stayed busy as Custodian at Providence CRC.  


McNiven KateyMcNIVEN, Kathryn 'Katey' (Jeffries) - With sadness, yet gratitude for the loving, generous person she was, we announce the peaceful passing of Kathryn (Jeffries) McNiven at Albright Manor, Beamsville on Saturday October 14, 2017.

Kay (Katey) was born in Toronto on October 17, 1923 to Harold and Gladys (White) Jeffries. She lived a long and fulfilled life.

Loving Mom of Jill (John) Slaughter, Mike (Cathy) McNiven and Steve (Marie) McNiven; cherished Granny of Andy Slaughter, Kerri Slaughter, Mark (Cassie) McNiven, Katie Appleyard, Lauren McNiven, Kelly (Jay) Spence and adoring Great Granny to Lukas, Mackenzie, Devyn, Ainslee, Evan, and Hannah.


Semley MarieSEMLEY, Florence Rose 'Marie' - (January 9, 1926 – October 14, 2017) -

It is with heavy hearts that the Semley Family announces the passing of Marie Semley on October 14, 2017, in her 92nd year at Northland Pointe in Port Colborne, Ontario.

She was predeceased by her husband Jack; sister, Rita Sauve; mother, Delima Bell and father, Roy Bell.

Marie is survived by her grandchildren, John Semley and Jennifer Robert, Jennifer’s husband Mike, daughter-in-law Fran, and son David.


Elliott RossELLIOTT, John 'Ross' - It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Ross on October 14, 2017, in his 80th year.

Cherished husband of Rose Anne (Leeder) for 54 years. Loving father of John (Sherry) of Brantford and Elizabeth (Allan) Spaan of St. Catharines. Proud Poppa of Alyssa and Kaitlyn Spaan, and Ryan and Tyler Elliott.

Ross passed away peacefully, with loving family by his side, at The Stabler Centre Hospice Niagara in St. Catharines.

Predeceased by his parents Reginald and Mabel (Seens) Elliott of Kendal, Ontario, sister Annette and brother Harland. He is survived by a brother Neil (Joan) and sister Joyce (Harry) Boudreau, and many nieces and nephews.


Custodio JamesCUSTODIO, James Percy - Passed away unexpectedly on October 14, 2017 in Niagara Falls, Ontario at the age of 88.

James is survived by his wife Lelia (nee Davis,) daughters Nancy (John) and Margaret (Joseph) and grandchildren – Matthew, Madelyn, Eric and Adam.

James is preceded by his son David (1977).


Duchesneau FernandDUCHESNEAU, Fernand - Passed away peacefully at the Foyer Richelieu on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at the age of 94.

Beloved husband of the late Denise Duchesneau. Loving father of Antoine. Grandfather of Joshua.

He is survived by one sister Irene (Yves) and his brother-in-law Frank and sisters-in-law Armande Pilote, Lise Mercier, Normand (Reinette) Doucet, his cousin Rosaire Carrier and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents Antoine and Yvonne Duchesneau, four brothers Roger (Nini), Clement (Fernande), Eugene (Margo), Laurent and his four sisters Cécile (Ovile), Ida (Roger), Rita (Léo) and Jeannine.


Bakker NellBAKKER, Neeltje 'Nell' (nee Langendoen) – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Nell, peacefully at Shalom Manor, Grimsby on October 14, 2017 at the age of 80.

With joy, we celebrate knowing that Mom is with her Lord and Saviour in Heaven.

Predeceased by her loving husband Ary “Harry” (2009).

Dear mother of Audrey (Ted) Sikkema, Dave (Kim) Bakker, Conny (Don) Drost and Benita (Mike) VanZalen. Blessed with 16 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchilden and predeceased by her great-granddaughter Faith (2015).


Rodgers NormaRODGERS, Norma Jean (Pratt) - Passed away peacefully at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the age of 88.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Douglas in 1997.

Loving mother of Lynn Lawson (Bob) and Gregg (Sue). Predeceased by her brother Raymond Pratt (Marion) and parents Frank and Jean Pratt. Missed also by her extended family and countless friends.


Hook CharlieHOOK, Charles P. 'Charlie' - Passed peacefully at The St. Catharines General Hospital on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the age of 88.

He was born in Midland, Ontario May 29, 1929.

Charlie was a loving uncle to Bonnie (Randy) Hill and Judy (Greg) Eckhardt, great-uncle of Kristin (Andrew) Robertson, Gillian (Christian) Eckhardt, Adam (Lisa) Hill, Josh Hill, Lauren (Jason) Stradwick and great - great uncle of Carter, Dexter, Bella, Livi, Logan, Harrison and Peyton.


CLAYTON, Desmond 'Denny' - Passed away peacefully at Douglas Memorial Hospital Friday October 13, 2017 at the age of 79.

Beloved husband of Gloria Clayton.

Dear brother of Joanne (the late Paul) Tufts and Mary (Roger) Coutu. Dear brother-in-law of Harry Newton. Predeceased by his sisters Eileen Wilson and her husband Bill and Sandra Newton. Lovingly remembered by several nieces and nephews.

Denny had been a toolsetter at General Motors, retiring after more than 25 years of service.


Arksey FredARKSEY, Fred - It is with heart filled sadness that the Arksey Family announces the passing of our beloved husband and father in his 86th year on October 13, 2017.

Fred passed peacefully surrounded by the love of his devoted wife Bev with whom he shared 26 wonderful years of marriage. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughters Patsy (Randy) and Tara, daughter-in-law Cathy, brother John (Judy), step-daughters Brenda (Paul), Carol (Tony) and Cindy.

Fred’s dedication to his core values of hard work and love of family have served as an exemplary example to all of his 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren in which he took great pride.

Fred was predeceased by his first wife Leona and his son Bill. We take comfort in knowing that Fred is reunited with some of those he loved, along with his pets.


DICKHOUT, Norma Jean - At Innisfree Hospice, Kitchener on Friday, October 13, 2017 in her 92nd year.

Lovingly remembered by her family: niece Carol Ann Henderson, nephew John Roloson and his wife Faye; great-nieces Michelle Brock (Tim), Angela Henderson (Jason Leatherdale), Shelby and Mariah Roloson, and great-great-nephew Tyler Brock, all of Cambridge.

Norma Jean was predeceased by her parents Bruce and Nellie (nee Chalmers) Dickhout, sister Iva (Lester) Roloson, and nephews Paul Roloson and Terry Henderson.


Thomas MaryTHOMAS, Mary Esther (nee Anthony) - (March 31, 1939 - October 13, 2017) - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother and grand-mother Mary in her 79th year, after a courageous battle with cancer.

With family by her side she peacefully entered the presence of the Lord.

She will be greatly missed by her husband and soul-mate of over 60 years, Ken.

She is survived by her children Laina (Jeff) Frayne, Scherri (Keith) Teal, Donald (Darlene) Thomas, daughter-in-law Donna Thomas, grandchildren, Lynn (Marlon), Lesley (Mike), Ken (Sue), Robbie (Melanie), Megan (Aron), Nancy, Bobby (Debra), Spencer, Dillon, Angel, and Amber.


Reid EllenREID, Ellen Anne (nee Logue) - (November 20th, 1939 - October 13th, 2017) - Ellen passed away on Friday, October 13th, 2017 in the presence of her loving family.

She is survived by her husband, Bernard Reid and children John and Jennifer Reid. She was a loving grandmother to Lauren and Malcolm Reid.

Ellen was one of ten children born in Port Glasgow, Scotland, to parents Hugh and Bridget Logue. Ellen has a large extended family throughout Canada, Scotland and England. Ellen was a kind and loving soul with a laugh that could light up a room.


Belanger GregBELANGER, Gregory James 'Greg' – Passed away suddenly at the Welland Hospital on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the age of 59.

Loving father of Dereck and Barbara (Todd) Miller. Cherished Papa of Hanna, Kylee and Sophia. He will be fondly remembered by Sandra Waite the mother of his children and his siblings Mary Lou, Joe, Denise, Liz, Janet and Tom, as well as his many dear friends. He leaves behind his best friend and pet Tiara.

Predeceased by his daughter DeeAnn and sisters Trish Goodale and Lori Switzer.


Parise MaryPARISE, Mary Margaret (nee Tufford) - (1941 - 2017) -With much sadness, Mary's family announces her passing on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the St. Catharines General Hospital.

Loving mother of Craig, Lori, JR and Michelle. Cherished grandmother of Ashlie, Shane, Cody, Spencer, Liam, Payge, and great grandmother of Isaiah and Kali.

Sadly missed, never forgotten.


Angles DoreenANGLES, Doreen Alice (nee Udell) - (Known to some lovingly as Dube) - On October 12th, 2017 at the age of 87, in declining health for a number of years, Doreen was no longer able to battle heart failure.

Doreen's intense love and warm heart will be sadly missed by her daughter Hera Neal, son in law Rob, her "babies" Mitchell and Seneka, and her too many to list friends. She is survived by her brother and sister Donald (Sonja) and Donna Udell.

She was preceded in death by her husband Harold and son Tracy.


Robinson AndreaROBINSON, Andrea-Lynn - Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on October 12, 2017 at the St. Catharines Hospital in her 42nd year.

Beloved wife of Scott Skrubbeltrang. Loving mother of Austin, Robyn and Olivia.

Dear sister of Geoff Robinson (Brooke) and aunt to Emily. Predeceased by her parents Don and Lois Robinson.


Calendino PeterCALENDINO, Peter – After a brief Illness, with his family by his side on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the NHS-St. Catharines Site.

Dear Husband of Lena for 67 years. Proud father of Larry (Leigh) and Anne Marie (Greg) Howe. Grandpa to Rob (Julie), Dan and Sara. Great Grandpa to Amielle and Noah.

Predeceased by sisters Marrietta (Frank) Bocchinfuso and Teresana (Gino) Grimaldi.  Brother in law to Clara (Joe) Serravalle, Emma (The late Frank) Mauro and Ugo (Rosemary) Venneri. Peter will be missed by his nieces and nephews, friends and neighbours.


Pizale MaryPIZALE, Mary (nee Sabina) - Passed away peacefully on October 12, 2017 at Hospice Niagara at the age of 91 years.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Stanley (2005) of 59 years, and her sister Alice Choma who unexpectedly died a few hours before her on the same day. Also predeceased by her brothers-in-law Tony and Mike.

Loving mother to Jeanne (Tom) Billman, Carol (John) Canupp all of West Palm Beach, FL and Ed (Karen) of Burlington.

Cherished Grandma to Bryon, Holly (Tommy), Mike, Ellen, and Stephanie (Rob). Great Grandma Pickles and Baba to Hailey, Emily, Chelsey, Matthew, Katie, Ryan, Meredith, Julie, and James.