Tallman SadieTALLMAN, Sadie (nee Eccles) - On Saturday, March 4th, 2017, at the United Mennonite Home, Vineland, Sadie Tallman, formerly of Campden, in her 104th year.

Wife of the late Oliver (2007). Mother of Doug & June, Joan (1968), Ron & Linda (2003), and Ralph & Laurena.

Grandmother of Jeff & Therese, Tim & Shelley, Rebecca & John, Rob & Wenonah and Jamie & Stacey. Great grandmother of Cassandra & Jorge, Holly & Austin, Andy & Rachel, Mitchell, Zach, Zoe, Brendan, Joshua, Aidan, Briar, Erika, Jorja and Colby. Great great grandmother of Sadie.


Robertson FlorenceROBERTSON, Florence Macgillivary Standish - Peacefully at Hamilton, Ontario on March 4, 2017.

Loving wife of the late Donald G. Robertson of Niagara Falls (1996) and the late Reverend Canon G.N. "Duke" Standish of Niagara Falls (1984).

Dear mother of Nan Chabot (Jean-Guy) of Harrowsmith, Ontario, Marty Jordan (Michael) of Kingston, Ontario, Kathleen Finkelstein (Nathan) of Vancouver, BC and Timothy Standish (Eva) of Hamilton. Grandmother of Jonathan, Benjamin, Christian, Sara, Peter, Jesse, Robert, Jaimie, Jennifer and Mark. Great grandmother of Brody, Isaac, Emilienne, Austyn, Analyse, Gabriel, Dahlia, Seth, Mitchell and Benedict.


CLEVERLEY, Patricia - Passed away peacefully with her loving family at her side on Saturday March 4th, 2017 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital after a lengthy and courageous battle with Lupus.

Patricia will be sadly missed by her children Scott (Carol), Cheryl and Janice (Barry) Hargreaves. Cherished Grandmother to Brandon (Alicia), Stacey (Ian) Booker, Shane (Jasmine), Great Grandmother to Bella, Charley, Malcolm and Myles. Loving Aunt to Debbie, Amber, Hillary and Mady.

Predeceased by her father Raymond Leffler and her mother Margaret Leffler. She will also be missed by her niece, cousins and their families.


Landry AdrienneLANDRY, Adrienne (nee Frenette) (Hachey) – Passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, on Friday, March 3, 2017 in her 92nd year.

Beloved mother of Lorraine Aleo, Jackie Foster (Larry), Donald and Pauline Blondeau (Ron). Cherished grandmother of Linda, Robert, Brenda, Shawn, Greg and great-grandmother of Ethan, Ayden and Lynden.

Dear sister of Lionel Frenette, Richard Frenette, Irene Pitre and their families, all of New Brunswick. Predeceased by her first husband Irvin Hachey, her second husband Alberic Landry, her son Willard Jerry Hachey, sisters Victoria, Delcina, Violet and her parents Leon and Emerilda Frenette.


BUTLER, Ethel Mae - Passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton on Friday, March 3, 2017 in her 59th year.

Predeceased by her husband Donald Butler (2007), son Brian Fidler, brother Wayne Hines and parents Junior and Pearl Hines.

Loving longtime companion of Percy "Tom" Cook. Dear mother of Wendy Martel (Robert Baxter), and Kenneth Fidler (Ashley Cardy). Cherished Nanny of Austin, KJ, Travis, Natalie, and Damian. Sadly missed by siblings Rosetta Myke (Michael), Eva Pollard (Jim), Paul Hines, and George Hines (Michelle). Also remembered by many family and friends.


Zeleniak AnnaZELENIAK, Anna 'Baba' - (December 19, 1927 - March 3, 2017) - Passed away peacefully at the age of 89.

Beloved wife of the late Peter (2016).

Proud and loving mother of Michael, Mary (Robert) Weaver, Olga Zeleniak, the late Nicholas (1975) and Pearl Desabrais (Patrick Fulton).

Much loved Baba of Jimmy, Stephen, Rhonda (Kevin), Krissy (Jason), Jeffery (Shanna), Stephanie, Robbie (Mireisy), Tricia, Suzie, Melissa (Kieron), Andy (Lauren), 18 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Dear sister of Mary and Nicholas, in the Ukraine.


Currie DavidCURRIE, David William - It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our father and husband at home on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the age of 70.

Loving and devoted husband of Linda for 45 years. Dearly loved father of Jennifer, Roxanne and Richard. Cherished Grandpa of Tre, Andre, Aaliyah, Naomi, Charmaine, Tyler, Chase and Gabbie.

David “Chinny” worked at Abitibi, formerly Quno for 38 years. He will be remembered for his strength and passion for his family, Nascar, fishing and camping. Our love and thoughts will be with you always.


Macfarlane AlisonMACFARLANE, Alison - Passed away peacefully at Shalom Manor on Friday, March 3, 2017 in her 89th year.

Beloved wife of Colin for 58 years. Loving mother of Andrew (Janice) and the late Lisa Stoehr (survived by Chris).

Doting Nana of Nick (Jessica), Derek (Julia), Samantha and Glen. Great-nana of Cameron, Morgan, Lillian, Nora and Penelope. Predeceased by her brother Ian Bathgate (Phyllis).


Fernando ElisaFERNANDO, Elisa - The Lord took home Elisa on Friday, March 3, 2017 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Hamilton.

She is survived by her three loving children: Joel (Zashia) Almeida, Neriette Almeida and Raquell Fernando.

Loving daughter of Helena Bongo, sister of Julia Ernesto Pereira & Zeferina Ernesto Fernando. Proud grandma of Tyrone, Anesia and Lorenzo.


Laroche NicoleLAROCHE, Nicole (Desbiens) - It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Nicole (Nee Desbiens) Laroche at the Welland Hospital on Friday, March 3rd, 2017 at the age of 76.

Beloved wife of the late Armand Laroche. Loving mother of Yvan (Pauline) and Linda (Rick Lapointe).  Dear sister of Odette (Jean Constantineau).

Memère will be forever in the hearts of her grandchildren; Stéphane (Jennifer), Jamie, Brigitte (Dan), Theresa (Archie), Jessica, Brock (Jodi), Rachel (Rob) and her great grandchildren; Seth, Paige, Archie, Logan and a 5th great grandchild on the way.


Mathews JoanMATHEWS, Joan Margaret (nee Evans) - Passed away at the Douglas Memorial Hospital on Friday, March 3, 2017 in her 94th year.

Loved mother of Carol Mathews (Stan Sauer), Whitby, and dear Nana of Megan and Katherine Sauer. Predeceased by her parents Tom and Hannah Evans, her first husband Harvey W. Mathews (1982) and second husband Trevor I. Williams (2016).

Joan was born January 3, 1924, in Carmarthenshire, South Wales. During her career as a primary school teacher, she met her future husband, Harvey Mathews, and became one of the many "War Brides" who emigrated to Canada in the months following the war. Joan and Harvey settled in Ridgeway where Joan taught for several years prior to resigning to raise her family.


Begin Jean LouisBÉGIN, Jean-Louis - It is with profound sadness that the family announces the passing of Jean-Louis on March 3, 2017 at the Hamilton General Hospital in his 75th year.

Beloved husband for 50 years of Janet (nee Kirk). Father of Lisa Ferrara (Christopher) and Paul Bégin (Madeline). Cherished Grandpa of Allegra, Martine and Luca Ferrara and Isabella and Ethan Bégin.

Survived by his loving sisters, Marie-Claire Lanthier (Fernand), Gertrude Hutchison (Bill) and Ghislaine LaForest (Jacques), sisters-in-law, Carmelle Bégin and Marlene Johnson (Bruce) and brother-in-law Vince Vocal (Lillian). Predeceased by Jeanine Mailhot (Bertrand), Lionel Bégin and Denise Vocal. Dear son of the late Philemon and Alma (nee Bissonnette) Bégin.


THIESSEN, Elvera (aka Elfie) - Peacefully passed to her eternal home on Friday March 3, 2017 at Tabor Manor. She is singing joyfully now from her home beyond the sky.

Predeceased by her husband and our Dad, John Thiessen in 1996.

Sad yet rejoicing in her departure are her children Tom 2003 Victor (Lois), Joyce (Wilf), Harold (Laura), Marlene (Bob 2016), Jim (Wendy), Janice, Alan 2004 (Deanne) John (Ruth), Robert 1982. Basking in wonderful memories are 29 grandchildren and 36 plus great-grandchildren.


Galbraith JohnGALBRAITH, John - At Haldimand War Memorial Hospital, Dunnville on Thursday, March 2, 2017, in his 48th year.

Loving father of Brooklynn, Jayden, Kaylen and step-daughter Jennalee.

Dear son of Jack and Jackie Galbraith. Brother of Mary Hare, Sherry Galbraith (Joe Robichaud), and Chris (Darrin) Gifford. Loving companion of Jennifer Tunks and her son Jeremy. Also remembered by nieces, nephews, family and friends.


DUFF, Donald Edward - Passed away at Welland Hospital on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the age of 79.

Devoted husband of Sandra (nee Dix). Dear father of Deanna Duff, and Dan and his wife Bonnie.

Predeceased by his sister Pauline Kennedy.


Greenall MarjorieGREENALL, Marjorie – Passed away peacefully, at sunset, after a brief illness, on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 at age 91.

Marjorie was predeceased by her beloved husband Art in 2013, her eldest son Greg in 2015, and daughter Judy in 1996. Loving mother of Gary (Marie), Randy (Vicki), Paul (Julie); mother-in-law to Mary-Anne (Greg).


Stepanchuk DaveSTEPANCHUK, David George - Passed away suddenly, surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer, at the Welland County General Hospital on Thursday March 2, 2017 at the age of 60.

Dave is survived by his children Marnie and Dave Stepanchuk, his brother Brian Stepanchuk, sister Janet Plato, his niece Rachel Plato (Francis Chiavetti), his cousin Valerie (Dan) Slat and his aunt Dorothy Sutherland. He will also be fondly remembered by his many friends and extended family.

Predeceased by his parents George (2010) and Irene (2006) Stepanchuk.


Greenwood LenoraGREENWOOD, Ethel 'Lenora' (nee Fairweather) - Peacefully at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital on Thursday, March 2, 2017, Ethel Lenora Greenwood (nee Fairweather) passed away in her 93rd year.

Born in Peel Township on January 15, 1925, Lenora was the beloved wife of the late Ralph Kinsman Greenwood (2016) for 70 years.

Loving mother of Ron (Patricia), Morley (Roberta), Doreen Hogarth (Bob), Howard (Tham), Lloyd (Sandra), and Doris Hare (Ken). Cherished grandmother of 17 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her daughter Linda (1971) and her siblings Morley Fairweather, Howard Fairweather, Stella Franklin, Dorothy Beamer, and Robena Hagarty.


Cameron DanielCAMERON, Daniel - Passed away on March 2, 2017.

Williams Funeral Services, Ridgeway is entrusted with arrangements.

Family will receive friends there on Saturday March 4th from 9:00 to 11:00, with a celebration of life to follow in the chapel at 11:00 o'clock.

Interment to follow at Ridgeway Memorial Cemetery.  




LOUDEN, Sherri Lynn - Passed away at her home in Welland on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the age of 50.

Beloved mother of Andrew Louden.

Special thanks to Patti and Derek Hicks and Marianne Booth for all their extraordinary care and support.


Crookes JoanCROOKES, Joan (nee Biddulph) - Passed away peacefully at Albright Manor, Beamsville on Thursday, March 2, 2017 in her 96th year.

Beloved wife of the late Harry Crookes (1991).

Sister of Peter (Cathy) of England. Pre deceased by brothers Bill, Len, Jeff and Arthur.

Loving mother of Angela Rankin of Grimsby, Eileen Adamowich of St. Catharines, Bruce (Pat) of London, Eugene (Cathy) of London, Harry (Margaret) of Hamilton and Michael Sr. of England.


FARRAWAY, Marilee May - Passed away peacefully at her home in Grimsby, after a courageous battle with cancer, on Thursday, March 2, 2017, in her 74th year.

Beloved wife of Edward for 51 years. Loved mother of Brian Farraway (Michelle) and Rob Farraway (Tina). Cherished grandmother of Rachel, Hunter, Josh, Madison and Lauren.

Dear sister of Tom Moffat. Predeceased by her parents Thomas and Mabel Moffat and by her brother Rob Moffat.


Cook BobCOOK, Robert 'Bob' – Of Welland, peacefully at his residence on Thursday, March 2, 2017, in his 68th year.

Dear brother of Linda Tessier (Roger), Terry Cook (Barbara) and Dana Cook. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Donald and Catherine Cook, his brother Ronald and sister Mary.

Born in Welland, Bob remained a lifelong resident of the city. He was employed for some 35 years at Whiting Equipment. He was a former 10 pin bowler at Bowl-o-Rama and was a former member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #4, Welland.


Roadnight Marjorie StoddartROADNIGHT, Marjorie Laura Stoddart - A Member of Bethel Baptist Church. Peacefully at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Wednesday, March 2, 2017, Marjorie passed away in her 94th year.

Dear wife to the late Kenneth Stoddart (1975) and the late Fredreck Roadnight (2002).

Loving mother to Carolyn (the late Harvey) Kellar and June (the late Elmer) Kish. Loving grandmother to Ronald (Lynn) Kish, Sandra (Tony) Foniciello, Robert (Sherri) Kish and David (Jodie) Kellar. Loving great-grandmother to Jake, Brady, Tyler, Charlee Kellar and Christopher Foniciello.


Potts ShirleyPOTTS, Shirley (nee Secord) - It is with heavy hearts but with profound thanksgiving for a life well lived that our family announces the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Shirley Potts on Thursday, March 2, 2017 in her 91st year.

Shirley passed away the same way she lived each day of her life...with dignity, faith and surrounded by the love of her family.

Beloved wife of the late Lew Potts (2002). Cherished mother of Leslie Goodman (Wayne) and the late Jeff Potts.


Bianco LeaBIANCO, Lea 'Cesira' – With deep sadness, Gabriel Bianco (Brigita) and Philomena (Murray Wilcox) announce the peaceful passing of our Mother Lea, at home, on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

She has gone to be with her best friend and husband of 60 years; the late Giulio (October 1997). She was the loving Nonna of Alex and his wife Jennifer and Joel and his wife Zuzana. Her pride and joy was being Bisnonna to Olivia. Lea will be fondly remembered by her step granddaughter Nancy and her family.

Zia will be missed by Mary Anne, Michael, Lenny and families. Mom was predeceased by her sisters Maria Angela (Domenico), Grazia (Antonio) and her brother Olivio (Mary).