JEFFRIES, Benjamin Caleb - Also known to his friends and family as Ben, Bennett and Benny J... was born in St. Catharines on May 4th, 1997 and left us far too soon on October 16th, 2016 at the age of 19 and a half.
He graduated from Governor Simcoe Secondary School and pursued further education to follow his passion for flight at the St. Catharines Flying Club, while working at Syndicate Restaurant & Brewery. He was a witty guy with a great sense of humour. His curious nature took him down many adventurous paths which many of his friends can attest to.
He had an incredible circle of friends, all of whom he loved immensely. Being a big brother meant the world to Ben and he loved his siblings with all of his heart. He was adored more than anything by Sarah, Liam, Charlie and younger cousin Gavin.
In Ben's words he was "Flying, Singing and Living Life". His passion for life was inspiring to us all. With broken hearts we weep the loss of this incredible young man with a heart so large that he could love us all so deeply.
Loving son of Chris (Christina) Jeffries and Samantha (Ryan) Berry.
SPADAFORA, Leonardo Luigi - Peacefully surrounded by the love and support of his family, Lenny passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at the St. Catharines General Hospital, at the age of 80.
Leonardo has been reunited with his loving parents, Francesco and Luigina and also by his two sisters, Anna and Rita.
He will be greatly missed by his sisters Gilda Raso, Maria Broccolo and Carmela Valstar and also by his many nieces, nephews and extended family.
ROSS, Anne Mary - With great sadness, we announce the passing of our mother on Saturday, October 15, 2016.
Beloved wife of the late Michael.
Loving mother to Francis (Joanne), Paul (Linda), Mark (Teresa) and Carolin. She will be sadly missed by her 9 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, sister Theresa (Harvey) Bray, brother Emil (Cathy) Kucharic, sister-in-law Edna Kucharic, brother-in-law Chester (Rita) Ross and many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her sister Mary, brothers John and Joseph and many other extended family members.
BARRY, Louisa 'Lisette' - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Mother on Saturday, October 15th, 2016 at the St Catharines General Hospital in her 88th year.
Beloved Wife of 63 years to the late Murray.
Cherished Mother of Debbie (Rick) White, Corinne (Mark) Kwacz. Special Grandma of Michael (Brittany) White, Ryan White, Britny Kwacz (Eric) and Dylan Kwacz. Proud Great Grandma of Sydney, Lexi and Layton.
She will be sadly missed by her sister Bernice (Robert) Jacobs of Belgium and her niece and nephews.
Predeceased by her daughter Arlette Woodhouse (2002) and her grandson Brent Kwacz (1994), sister-in-law Bernice and her husband Harold.
PROCYSHYN, Theodore William 'Theo' - With his family at his side, wife Shelley, cherished sons Braydon, Dalton and Nolan. Loving parents Ted & Olga. Sister Steph (Harold).
Theo closed his eyes Saturday, October 15, 2016.
Pain gone and at peace.
PRIMEAU, Roland 'Roly' - Formerly of Niagara Falls, passed away at the Welland County General Hospital on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the age of 91 years.
Beloved husband of Rhea (nee Drouin), loving father of Elaine (Claude) Raymond of Welland, Denise Riopelle of London, Ontario and Rick (Janet) Primeau of Lethbridge, Alberta, dear grandfather of Steven (Jennifer) Raymond, Philip Raymond, Jeremy Bryan, Veronica (Paolo) Bryan, Kyle (Jennalee) Bryan and Sam Riopelle, great grandfather of Kayla Ross, Matthew, Natalie and Gregory Raymond, Hunter Bryan, brother of Jeanne Woulfe of Toronto. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Roly was predeceased by his parents Albert and Laura Primeau, siblings Cecile Royer, Rene Primeau, Charles (Chuck) (Esther) Primeau.
CANNON, Maurice Gordon 'Moe' - Of Stevensville, aged 79 passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at Douglas Memorial Hospital in Fort Erie on October 15, 2016.
The Staff at Douglas Memorial could not have been any more compassionate to Moe and the family and our appreciation knows no bounds.
Moe, Dad, Grandpa will be greatly missed by his wife of 56 years Pat, his children David, Dawn (Tim Fountain) and Michael (Vanessa) as well as his 6 grandchildren Ryan, Sean, Kasey, Taylor, Riley and Erynn and brothers in-law Bill Spencer and Dennis Spencer and their respective families.
Moe was a longtime employee of the Toronto School Board who retired to the Black Creek Senior Community.
van LEEUWEN, Darryl Jack - Passed away suddenly at home on October 15, 2016 at the age of 50.
Beloved spouse of Dawn Caldwell. Loving son of Jack van Leeuwen. Cherished brother to Edward (Linda) van Leeuwen.
Caring Uncle to Sarah (Robert) Ludberg and Ashley van Leeuwen. Great Uncle to Alyssa and Madelyn Ludberg.
Predeceased by his mother Wilma van Leeuwen.
CRAWFORD, Howard Percival - Passed peacefully at the St. Catharines Hospital on October 14, 2016 at the age of 83.
Loving father of Randy (Tammy) and Karen Brown. Cherished Grandpa of Jay Crawford and Claire Surles. Great Grandpa of Cyrus, Kerrigan, Elijah and Caleigh.
Also survived by his siblings Donald, Edith MacCarl and Trudy Gallant. Predeceased by his loving wife Betty, parents Percy and Beulah, sister Madoline Reid and son-in-law Frank Brown.
LUMSDEN, Donald Clifford - (1946 - 2016) - Passed away peacefully on Friday, October 14th, 2016, at Hospice Niagara at the age of 70.
He leaves behind his sister Patricia (Peter) Opdam, nieces Patti (Henry) Smith, Pamela (Carlos) Pinherio, Peggy (Karl) MacLean and Paula (Ed) Cleveland and nephew Peter (Helen) Opdam. He will be missed by his many great nieces, great nephews and one great great niece Aria Magnolia Smith.
Don was predeceased by his parents Clifford and Marguerite Lumsden.
He was a longtime employee of General Motors and enjoyed his yards and gardens and was a proud owner of his Corvette.
De FOA, Glenn Edwin - It is with great sadness and heavy hearts the family announces the passing of Glenn peacefully in his sleep at home, on Friday, October 14, 2016 at the age of 57.
Loved husband of Anne De Foa (nee Goodyear) and father of Ashley and Jessica.
Cherished brother of Robert "Bob" (Janet). Missed and loved also by his nephews and niece. Predeceased by his brother Bruce (survived by wife Lynda) and parents Walter and Jean.
Glenn was a longtime member of the Grimsby community. He was very proud of Glenn's Painting Services, a business which he started 16 years ago.
LAMPMAN, Shirley Roma (Culleton) - Born April 5, 1941 in Summerside, PEI. Called Home into the loving arms of her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Friday October 14, 2016 in her 76th year.
Beloved wife of L. Murray Lampman, U.E. for 56 years.
Cherished mother of Karon Lampman (Warren) Niggli and Alison M. Lampman (R. Nigel Wales), and grandmother of Kristen and Kevin Lampman-Wales. Survived by sister Betty Bradley.
Predeceased by parents Patricia Culleton and James Skerry, sister Irene (Ervin) Redden and brother Clarence Culleton.
McRAE, Melanie Dora (nee Sundeen) – (March 12, 1944 - October 14, 2016) - Passed away peacefully at her home on October 14th, 2016.
Predeceased by her parents; Owen and Dora and her husband Bruce. She is survived by her sons; Douglas, Gordon, and Roderick (Alicia). Beloved Grandmother of Emma and Callum, and her grand-pup Oliver.
Dear Sister of Alan (Joan) and Marilyn. She will be missed by her cousins, nieces and nephews.
BURCHER, Margaret Alberta (Murray), RN - (February 19, 1918 - October 14, 2016) -
It is with sadness that the family of Margaret Burcher announces her passing on Friday, October 14, 2016 at her room in Chateau Gardens (Chartwell Niagara) Niagara on the Lake where she had resided for the past 3 ½ years. Her family was by her side. Margaret had reached the fine, old age of 98 ½ years.
She is predeceased by her husband of 42 years, Fred G. Burcher (1985); an infant daughter (1946); her older sisters Stella Murray; Audrey Harper (Wilfred); her other brother Walter Murray (Norma); and her daughter-in-law Caroline Burcher (2014).
LARAMIE, D. Wilda - At the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital on Thursday, October 13, 2016 in her 98th year.
Loving wife of the late Carl H. Laramie (1994).
Dear mother of Robert (Christiane), Richard (Sharon), and Ronald (Nancy).
Loving grandmother of Leanne (Brian), Pamela (Cem), Kimberly (Jeff), Kelly (Brian), Christopher (Karen), Lauren (Adam), Adrienne (Joel), Gillian (Andrew), and great-grandchildren Hanna, Kaylen, Pasha, (great-granddaughter soon to be), Connor, Cole, Griffin, Jackson, Brooke, Weston, (great-grandchild soon to be), Isla, Olivia, Lewis, and Vera.
Predeceased by sister Shirley (late Ken) Wigle.
PARENT, Romeo – Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kitchener, ON at the age of 86 years.
Loving father of Cynthia Parent and her husband Ken Oliver of Waterloo. Proud grandfather of Eric Oliver and Claire Oliver.
He will be sadly missed by his sisters-in-law Eve Parent, Betty Parent, Joan Parent and his many nieces and nephews.
Romeo was predeceased by his wife Julia (2014), brothers Rolly Parent, Gerry Parent, Gilbert Parent and his sister Ella Doucette (Edward).
Mr. Parent was an elementary teacher and principal in Welland for 35 years.
SHERK, Benjamin Franklin - Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family in his 94th year on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Meadows of Dorchester.
Beloved husband of Marjorie Sherk (nee Climenhage) for 69 years. Loving father of Susan Kirkham (George), Cynthia Mastrandrea (Joe), Mary Jane Chicoski (Mike), the late Thomas Sherk, Gerald Sherk, Daniel Sherk and Ronald Sherk.
Cherished grandfather of Laura, Lisa and Alex Kirkham; John (Amber), Michael (Jennifer) and Paul Mastrandrea; Bradley Chicoski and Michelle (Jarrett) Reaume. Great grandfather of Amelia, Matteo and Joseph Mastrandrea, Dominic Mastrandrea, Drusilla and Silas Reaume.
Survived by his brother Raymond Sherk. Predeceased by brothers Donald and James. Benjamin will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
PAQUIN-CULLITON, Tammy Lynn - Passed away on October 13, 2016 after a brief battle with cancer in her 50th year.
Survived by her husband Tom.
Devoted mother to Holly and to her grandson Carson.
Dear sister of Darren.
GOODYEAR, Ernest - (Pictured with his Great-Great-Granddaughter) - Passed away October 13th, 2016 at Gilmore Lodge, Fort Erie, only three weeks short of his 92nd birthday.
He was a member of the St. Marks Grand Lodge and the St. Davids Lions Club. His passion was farming and had a farm for many years on York Rd., NOTL.
He was predeceased by his loving wife Ruth and two of his sons Reginald and Gray. He will be missed by sons Richard (Claudia) and Charles (Hope) and daughter-in-law Eileen.
AGNEW, William Alexander 'Sandy' - It is with great sadness that the Family and Friends of Sandy Agnew announce the sudden passing of our brother and friend on October 13, 2016.
Brother of Pauline (Mike) Agnew, Carol (David) Gorman. Uncle to Joey, Jennifer (Tyler), Koty (Curtis) and Jamie. Great Uncle to Riley, Brandon and Logan.
He will be sadly missed by his chosen Family, best friend Larry Hearn (April) and their son Randy; Chuck Boudreau (Debbie) and their boys Corey, Cam and Casey.
FOX, Danny - It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Danny on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 after a courageous battle against Leukemia, fought every day with dignity, hope, love and courage.
Beloved husband and best friend of Susan “Susie” for 47 years. Cherished son-in-law of Yolande Kirouac (late Raymond).
Dear brother-in-law of; Linda Turgeon (Cam), Daniel Kirouac, Michael “Stitch” Kirouac, Claude Kirouac (Pauline), Gwen Vicieli (Renzo), Marc Kirouac (Jane), Steve Kirouac (Louise), Theresa “Terry” Kirouac (Rocky) and Jamie Kirouac. Also survived by his sister-in-law Sandra Fox.
CONLEY, Michael George – At his residence, with his family by his side, on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Mike Conley of St. Catharines, in his 71st year.
Devoted husband of Betty (Matthews). Loving father of Brenda (Sean Coffey) of Beamsville and Kristen (Tim Bach) of Midhurst. Loving grandad of Kate, Matthew, Nolan and Evie.
Son of the late Dr. Alfred and Sally Conley. Dear brother of Peter Conley (Marg) of St. Catharines, Nancy (Don Treen) of Ottawa and Judy (Bruce Downs) of St. Catharines. Brother -in-law to Bruce and Susan Coombe.
ZEPPIERI, Guiseppe - Passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 at the Port Colborne Hospital at the age of 91.
Beloved husband of the late Carmela.
Cherished father of Anna (Anthony) Graffi, John (Kathy) Zeppieri and Paul Zeppieri. Loving Nonno of Donna (Brendan), Julia (Blair), Crystal (Milo) and Rebecca. He will be reunited with his late grandson Ryan Zeppieri. Great Nonno to Owen, Lynden, Connor and Baby on the way.
Guiseppe will be sadly missed by his many brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and friends.
MacDERMID, Caroline Maude 'Kay' - Peacefully on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 at the St. Catharines Hospital in her 73rd year.
Beloved wife of John for 27 years. Loving mother of Sean (Janet) Galway and Morwen Galway (Malcolm). Dear grandmother of Ryan, Sarah and Shannon. Sister of Josephine Dobrinski, Dennis Sitar and Alan Sitar.
Predeceased by her parents Joseph Sitar and Iris Davies, sisters-in-law Joan Sitar and Randi Sitar.
EVEREST, Kathleen - Peacefully passed away at Niagara Gardens in St. Catharines, Ontario on October 12th, 2016 in her 100th year.
Survived by several nieces & nephews.
Kathleen began working at Beatties Stationary at the age of 18 and continued working there for 47 years until her retirement at 65.
KATRYNUK, Kathleen 'Katie' (Pahowski) – The family of Katie (Pahowski) Katrynuk takes comfort knowing that after a long and fulfilling life, she has been reunited with her husband William (1995) and her granddaughter Michelle (1997).
Katie passed at the Welland Hospital on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 in her 100th year.
Loving mother of Ralph (Irene), Richard (Micheline), Harry (Mary) and Bill (late Nora). Sadly missed by grandchildren Cyndy, Terri, Sherri, Debbie, Kelly and Jason, and great-grandchildren Jessica, Malissa, Sarah, Donnie and Ethan. Also survived by her nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brother, sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.