James MayJAMES, May Esther (nee Tranter) - "The Matriarch" – In her 85th year, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 22, 2017, surrounded by her family.

May was born in Stoke-On-Trent, England on December 27, 1932. Predeceased by her parents; Ernest and Alexandria and her sister Rose.

She is survived by her loving brother E. John Tranter, sister-in-law Vivienne, nephews Ed and Rob, and a large extended family in England.

May was the wife of 46 years, to the love of her life, the late James Edward James. May "The Queen", is survived by her five children; Bernice (George), Russell (Linda), Gary (Dawn), Brad (Lisa), and Samantha (James).


COOKE, Brian Thomas - Passed away peacefully, at Niagara Health System - St. Catharines Site, on Sunday, October 22, 2017, in his 80th year.

Beloved husband of Margaret for 52 years. Loving father of Elkie Haslam (Craig), Tracey Andrus (Scott) and Tony Cooke (Janice).

Proud grandfather of Teri McKee (Mike), Corey Haslam, Aaron Haslam, Ethan Cooke, Lindsey Andrus and Lauren Andrus. Dear brother to Sue Richard (Roger) and the late Terry Cooke (Anne).


Lommen Diks Maria RitaLOMMEN-DIKS, Maria Christina 'Rita' 'Riet' -  It is with an extremely heavy heart that we announce the passing of our Beautiful Mother Maria Christina Lommen-Diks (also known as Rita, and by her Dutch friends as Riet) on Sunday October 22, 2017!!!

There are no words that can describe what this amazing woman has done for us throughout our lives. She was our mother, our teacher, our nurse and our friend. She taught us so much. She is the reason we are the women we are today.

Always an inspiration! A beautiful smile, a kind and caring soul. With compassion for all she met, animals included. She is without a doubt one of the strongest, bravest and selfless person we have ever known. She always put everyone before herself.


Hicks ReneeHICKS, Renée Suzanne (nee Lightner) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Renée on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at the age of 67 at Meadows of Dorchester.

Loving wife of Glen Hicks for 49 wonderful years. Beloved mother of Derek Hicks (Letty) and Shannon Foster (Dominic). Dear Nana of Isabelle and Lynelle.

Survived by her sister Janis (the late Jim), brothers John (Carla) and Jerry, brothers-in-law Gary (Victoria), Garney (Joy), Gil (Angie) and sister-in-law Joy (Greg).


Girozan RalphGIROZAN, Ralph - In Ottawa, on Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 surrounded by his family.

Beloved husband of Helen for 54 years. Adored father of Nancy (Brett Dugan), Nadine and Linda. Cherished grandfather of Melanie, Natalie and Emilie. Dear cousin of John Vostinar and Mary Lou Jaansalu.

Ralph was a proud and dedicated employee of the Federal Government for 30 years, as well as a Mason with the Adoniram Lodge No. 573, A.F. & A.M. for more than 50 years.


Pilip AlPILIP, Albert 'Al' - Albert “Al” Pilip, 66, of St. Catharines, Ontario, passed away in the early minutes of October 22nd, 2017, surrounded by those who love him the most.

Al was born in Hamilton and attended Scott Park S.S (Class of 1970). He was a proud millwright at Dofasco until workplace injury led him to early retirement. He was a lifelong resident of Hamilton until he moved to St. Catharines in 2006.

Al will be deeply missed by his wife and best friend, Gail Pilip, of St. Catharines. Proud and loving father to his daughters, Sara & Mark Wellwood of Kingston, Alexandra & Nicholas Staudt of Toronto, Amanda Lucciola & Mike Dowd of Niagara Falls, and Melissa & Stu Levitt of St. Catharines.


Fleming QuincyFLEMING, Edward Carl 'Quincy' – Sadly we announce the passing of Quincy on Sunday October 22, 2017 at Millennium Trail Manor at the age of 80.

Beloved husband of Bernice for 36 years. Dear father of Jennifer Logan (John), Lauralee Proudfoot (Ross), Andrea Colquhoun (Andy), the late David Fleming; grandfather of 4 and great-grandfather of 1.

Survived by his brother Wayne Fleming, in-laws Kathy Smith (Randy) and Wayne Turcotte (Jackie) and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Quincy served as a Master Corporal in the Canadian Armed Forces for 25 years.


Woods PatrciaWOODS De LUCA, Patricia Constance (nee Wymark)Passed away peacefully at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Sunday, October 22, 2017, in her 90th year.

Patricia Constance Woods (nee Wymark), beloved wife of the Rudoplh Michael De Luca. Loving mother of Patricia (Clifford Hancock), Donna (Raymond Koski) and Catherine (Michael McManus).

Loved Grandma of Tricia (Susie), Steven (Lise), Tara (Kevin), Jason (Maureen), Shelley (John), Aaron and Amanda. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by a brother Victor and two sisters Joyce and Doreen.


WILKINSON, Kenneth Hall  - Peacefully on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at the age of 94 at Crescent Park Lodge in Fort Erie.

Husband of Dorothy for 73 years.


Winney HarveyWINNEY, Harvey - Harvey passed away on October 22, 2017.

Heaven opened the gates for this great and loving man.

He is deeply missed by Patricia, his wife and mate of more than 61 years, and his children Anna Marie (Glen) McDonald, Lloyd (Deborah), Jim (Karen), John (Anna), and grandchildren Bradley (Telitha), Jeff, Gabriella, Shaun and little Hannah.


Di Pietro GaetanoDi PIETRO, Gaetano Antionio - Passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving wife and family after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at the age of 77.

Beloved husband of Marianne (nee Gentile) for 52 years. Dear brother of Francesco (Maria) Di Pietro, Filomena (the late Guiseppe) Tota, Maria (the late Angelo) Pennacchio, Grazia (the late Carmine) Di Pietro and Nicolina (Michele) Di Paola.

Cherished son in law of Eleonora (the late Pasquale) Gentile. Wonderful brother in law to Joe (Matilda) Gentile and Frances (the late Vince) Lettieri.

He was predeceased by his parents Concetta Di Matteo and Felice Di Pietro, and his sisters Emilia (the late Gerardo) Siconolfi and Angela (the late Martino) Bernine.


Stretton BobSTRETTON Robert Roland 'Bob' - Passed away peacefully, after a short illness, at Woodlands of Sunset Care Home on Saturday, October 21, 2017 in his 100th year.

He was the devoted husband and best friend of his late wife Penelope “Ella” (2015).

He will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews and their families in Canada and Scotland and by his many friends. He is predeceased by his brothers William, George and Rodney and his sister Caroline.

Bob was born in Westbourne, Manitoba, and for many years was a member of the RCMP. He then worked on the Trans Canada railway both in British Columbia and in Toronto.


Poulouski LorrainePOULOUSKI, Lorraine Josephine Malloy - Passed away peacefully at St. Catharines General Hospital surrounded by her family on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 in the 89th year.

Predeceased by her loving husband, John of 53 years. Survived by her brother Tim and sister Ruth. Will be deeply missed by her children Judy (Les), Linda (Bob), John (Carolyn), Heather (Allen), Stephanie, Jon (Tina Mae) and mother-in-law to Ken.

Lovingly remembered by her 9 grandchildren John, Robbie, Stephanie, Michael, Christopher, Cindy, Maddison, Mackenzie and Tayler and 8 great grandchildren Jade, Cherene, Callum, Luke, Brendan, Keenan, Mary Jane and Ryder.


Scrimgour MargaretSCRIMGROUR, Margaret St. Clair - After a full life of 91 years, Margaret of St. Catharines died on October 21, 2017.

Cremation has taken place and at Margaret’s request there will be no service. Donations to the charity of your choice, Margaret would recommend supporting animal welfare.

Margaret is survived by her two sisters Valerie Wigley and Pauline Summerfield. She was predeceased by husbands, Arnold Sears and William Scrimgour, and longtime friend ‘Alex’ Juhasz. Survived by children Robert (Sherry Spark), Jennifer Onich (George) and Martin.


Norman JerryNORMAN, Jerry - It is with great sorrow we announce the unexpected passing of Jerry Norman in Wainfleet on October 21, 2017 at the age of 65.

Devoted husband of Suzanne (nee Nolet) for 47 years.  Loving father of Jamie (JoAnne).  Dear brother of Eddy Arnold (Linda), Diane (Chris) Woodruff, Larry Norman, Ben Hendrix, Dale Cole.

Predeceased by his parents Archie and Dora (nee Smith), his brother Ricky Norman and sister Linda Norman. He will be dearly missed by his father-in-law Gaston Champigny (late Huguette) his sisters and brother-in-law Helene Bourque (Al), Guy Nolet (Lise), Carole Criece (Gary), Roger Nolet, Richard Champigny (Vicky).


Begin GerryBÉGIN, Gérard 'Gerry' - With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dear father in his 93rd year at the Port Colborne Hospital on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 surrounded by his devoted family.

Cherished father of Rachelle Lamontagne (Bob) and Thérèse Jones (John). Dear brother of Annette Nadeau, Robert (Lucille), Gaston (Jacqueline), Marielle Brochu (Fernand).


Breitkreuz SherieBREITKREUZ, Sherie June – Peacefully at home Sherie went to be with her Lord and is now free of all of her pain and suffering on Saturday October 21, 2017, at the age 51 years.

Beloved daughter of Helmut and Erna Breitkreuz, and sister of Allan.


Maecker JoanneMAECKER, Joanne Wendy (Bruinekool) - On October 20, 2017, in her 58th year, Joanne went to be with her Lord; whom she loved and served.

Joanne leaves behind her beloved husband, Richard Maecker and her children, who she cherished; Mark & Michelle.

Joanne's siblings loved her dearly. She was a huge part of their lives; Ineka & Bill Nieuwenhuyzen, Marietta & Garry Postma, Hank Bruinekool (passed away 6 weeks ago), Elsie & Ralph Slingerland, Nancy & Rob Sinke, Brian & Jolande Bruinekool.

Joanne was predeceased by her parents, Bill & Jenny Bruinekool. Joanne is survived by her father and mother-in-law Ray & Judy Maecker and her brothers-in-law adn sisters-in-law Jonathan & Trish Maecker, Chris & Christine Maecker.


WATSON, Eileen Frances - Passed away at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, on Friday, October 20, 2017, in her 91st year.

Beloved wife of the late John George Watson (2014). Dear sweet mother of Cynthia Curnow and her husband Dennis of Burlington and Deborah Fallis and her husband David of Kelowna.

Cherished grandmother of Gordon, Lauren, David and John.


Witten KathleenWITTEN, Kathleen Doreen – At Kilean Lodge, Grimsby on Friday, October 20, 2017, aged 88 years.

Wife of the late Clarence and mother of the late Paul Silas, the late Felicity Anne, Mark Anthony and Annamaria Caroline (Lloyd) Crooks.

Also survived by grandchildren, Caroline, Melissa, Taylor, Joshua, James, Martin and Nicole and great grandchildren Cecilia and Rae-Ann, and a sister Henrietta (Daniel) Lechet.


Head DoreenHEAD, Doreen A. (nee Wilton) – Peacefully passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017, in her 93rd year.

Beloved wife of the late George. Loving mother of 4 beautiful daughters; Sue Head (Brenda McFarlane), Elizabeth (John) McClumpha, Mary (Gordon) Joudrey, and the late Carol Mary Head.

Survived by her 4 awesome grandchildren; Jamie (Ron) Warren, Dylan, Ashley, and Brandon Joudrey. Great-grandmother of Mason and Violet Warren.

Doreen was born in Attercliffe, Ontario. She moved to Niagara Falls when she was 8 years old and attended both Simcoe Street Public School and NFCVI. She joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in October 1943 as a Teleprinter. She did Basic Training in Ottawa and was eventually posted to Halifax, NS until November 1945. Doreen was a Veteran having served with the RCAF in WWII.


COZOCAR, William Richard 'Cozy' - Peacefully with his family by his side at Ina Grafton Gage Village Niagara in St. Catharines on Friday, October 20, 2017, in his 82nd year.

William Richard Cozocar, beloved husband of the late Marlene Cozocar (nee Morningstar) for sixty years.

Loving father of Debbie Peters, Suzie (Ken Kuzik), Sherry (Tim Deliman), Tracey Elliotson, Bill Jr., Craig (Charlene), Carey (Tina Cozocar) and his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Predeceased by two daughters Lynne and Kim, by a brother Wayne.


Di Carlo EllieDi CARLO, Elena 'Ellie' (nee Quaciari) - With heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Elena Di Carlo surrounded by her loving family on October 20th, 2017 at the age of 90.

Beloved wife of 60 years to Pasquale Di Carlo. Adored mother of Tony (Stacey) Di Carlo & Mark Di Carlo. Cherished Nonna of Tonino, Michael & Alex Di Carlo.

Survived by her loving brother Domenico (Gemma) Quaciari (USA), brother in law Giulio De Prophetis, sisters in law Delphina (Alberto) Quaciari (Italy), Lea (Tony) Longo, Rina (Pasquale) Zecchini, Marilena (Franco) Lanari (Italy), brother in law Gino (Mira) Di Carlo, & friend Lucy Centofanti.


Guenther FrankGUENTHER, Frank - Passed away suddenly at home, Friday October 20, 2017 at the age of 54.

Beloved father of Garrett, Chantelle, Katelyn and Jarvis. Loving son of Ingrid and Gary Guenther. Caring brother to Marco (Tammy) and their children Michelle and Sarah.

Frank was a long-time member of the Niagara Falls Optimist Club, an avid pool player, and a resilient Maple Leafs Fan. His radiating joy has been treasured by many.


Nicholls VioletNICHOLLS, Violet - Passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Friday October 20, 2017 at the age of 90.

Beloved mother of Terry (Toni), Tim and Randy Nicholls.  Loving grand mother of Brian, the late Kristen, Steve (Brittany), Laura and Shelton.

Predeceased by her siblings Lillian, Daisy and Clifford.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.


Percheson IrenePERCHESON, Melvina 'Irene' – Beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and godmother passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Pioneer Elder Care, St. Catharines, Ontario.

Predeceased by her husband, Dr. Peter Percheson and her son, Peter. Daughter of Anastasia and James Cardinal, formerly of Toronto and Thunder Bay. Survived by her sons, John and Paul; her grandson, Riley; and her sister, Helen Leluk.

Irene was an exemplary, elegant woman who pushed the boundaries of convention from an early age. She was a model, an outstanding volunteer, a wise and loving counsel and friend, and a collector of all things beautiful. She enjoyed many special friendships during her life while living in Thunder Bay, Toronto, Moose Jaw, Vancouver, Victoria and Niagara-on-the-Lake.