Nuziato RosariaNUZIATO, Rosaria (nee Franco) - (June 1, 1938 - August 29, 2017) - It is with very heavy hearts that the family of Rosaria Nuziato (nee Franco) announces her passing at the age of 79, after a very lengthy and courageous battle with cancer.

She is now reunited with her husband Antonio Nuziato (2011) and her beloved son Vittorio (1997). Loving mother of Vittoria (Paul) Hanson, Peppino, Agostino (Nancy), Antonio Jr. (Rose) and Carmela (Paul) Oliverio.

Adored and cherished nanna of Christy and Michael Hanson, Jordan, Simona and Luca Nuziato, Joshua, Jamie and Jenna Nuziato, and Rita, Alessandro and Giulia Oliverio.

 

DeCoste BobDeCOSTE, Robert Joseph 'Bob' - Born September 4, 1936 in Antigonish, NS, passed peacefully on August 29, 2017 with his family by his side.

Survived by his loving wife of 57 years Joyce (Mattie), son Dwayne, cherished grandsons Kyle (Cass Lloyd) and Tyler of Georgetown and Daughter Sandra of Toronto.

He will be greatly missed by his sisters Betty (Richard) Boudreau, Joan (Ron) MacDonald, Denise DeCoste and brother Kevin (Cathy) DeCoste all of Nova Scotia. Bob was predeceased by his parents Rita and Clarence DeCoste of East Tracadie, NS.

Upon retiring from Ford Motor Co., in Bramalea in 1997, Bob looked forward to wintering with Joyce at their Florida home. As well as being a former member of Halton Helping Hands, The Georgetown Optimist Club and RCL Branch 350, Bob enjoyed gourmet cooking, golfing, travelling and helping others.

 

Tyhurst GwenTYHURST, Gwendoline Mary 'Gwen' – Peacefully at the Vineland United Mennonite Home on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, Gwen Tyhurst, aged 97 years.

Wife of the late Len (2010) and loving mother of Lesley (Brian Chapman). Grandmother of David and Eric.

Dear sister of Ruth Larkman, Hilda Meredith, the late Elsie McCormick and the late Fred Goddard.

 

Dugas JohnnyDUGAS, Jean Claude 'Johnny' - Passed away peacefully at The St. Catharines General Hospital on Tuesday August 29, 2017 at 81 years of age.

Johnny leaves the loves of his life, wife Dorothy, daughter Suezette and son in law Bill Stevenson, grandson Nicholas and granddaughter Tiffany. He was predeceased by his grandson Austin (1997).

Loving brother of Simone, Anita, Bertha and Marcel and the Late Claudia, Yves and Theresa. He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews.

Johnny loved cars, he loved restoring and driving them. He was a founding member of “The Acadians” band and entertained many with his fiddle playing.

 

Wiley DonWILEY, James Donald 'Don' - (August 26, 1933 - August 28, 2017) - With a song in his heart and family by his side, Don passed away peacefully at Extendicare in St. Catharines, two days into his 85th year.

Left with sweet memories of a kind and gentle man are the love of his life, Ina, his wife of 62 years; his children Jim (Ann-Marie), Bill (Caroline) and David; his grandchildren Kate (Steve), Tim (Amanda), Lindsay (Jarrett), Elise, Heather, Reid, Luke and Jackson; and his great grandchildren Jackson and Tyler.

 

Cormier RitaCORMIER, Rita Mary - "Our Beautiful Warrior" - (August 7, 1952 - August 28, 2017) -

After a courageous battle with ovarian cancer on August 28th, 2017 at the age of 65.

Survived by her daughter Sonya Petrella and Brad (Bianca) Petrella. Beloved grandma to Isaiha, Angelia, Ava and Maya.

Sadly missed by her mother Margaret Cormier, sister Diane Roussel (Patrick Fitt) and brother Michael Cormier. Greeted in heaven by her father Fernand Cormier and sister Betty Doucette.

 

Wilcox Agnes2WILCOX, Mary 'Agnes' - In 2014, Agnes Wilcox, head of Prison Performing Arts (PPA), listens as inmates read aloud pieces they have worked on for "Hip-Hop Hamlet" at Northeast Correctional Center. Wilcox is stepping down as artistic director of PPA, which she founded.

Agnes Wilcox, the actor and director who took theater behind bars when she founded Prison Performing Arts, died Monday, August 28, 2017 in Canada, where she and her husband were vacationing.

The couple, who celebrated their 47th anniversary last week, visited Canada almost every summer, said Bob Wilcox, a longtime St. Louis theater critic. He is co-host of “Two on the Aisle” on HEC-TV.

They built the trip around the Shaw Festival at Niagara-on-the-Lake. But first, he said, they liked to find a little place just to relax on the water. This year they went to Greater Fort Erie, Ontario, near Buffalo, N.Y.

 

HOUGH, BrucePeacefully in his home, surrounded by his loving family, Bruce passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017.

Beloved husband of Debbie. Loving father of Cherie (George), Tracey (Mark) and Tammy (Amanda). Cherished Papa of Justin (Lawren), Cole, JJ, Dylan and Colin.

Bruce was also survived by his mother, Marg, by his siblings, Jackie, Buddy (Sue) and Randy.  He will be dearly missed by his nieces, nephews, extended family, Tim Hortons clan and especially by his furry companion Bailey.

 

Filce LoisFILCE, Lois Mabel (Fretz) – (June 17, 1922 – August 28, 2017) -

A lovely lady died today. She was the essence of LOVE: love of God and Church; love of Bert; love of family and friends; love of teaching and love of gardening.

Lois Filce will be missed by all who knew her, but especially by her daughter Joanne and son-in-law Jim Gilleland. She will be forever remembered by her grandchildren Jeffrey and Shannon Gilleland, Jennifer and Bruce Nicol and David Atkins. Missing their Great-Gramma are Meghan Atkins and Keira and Jared Gilleland.

She was predeceased by the love of her life Bert Filce (2004) after more than 60 years of marriage, as well as her daughter Kristin (2004) and son-in-law Michael Atkins (2011).

 

McAlinden BertMcALINDEN, Joseph Francis Elbert 'Bert' - Passed away peacefully at the Niagara Health Services Welland Site on Monday, August 28, 2017, in his 90th year.

Joseph Francis Elbert McAlinden, beloved husband of Marie Beatrice McAlinden (nee Hoskin).

Son of the late Romilda and the late Martin McAlinden. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Irwin.

Bert worked twenty-eight years for the Ford Glass Plant, Niagara Falls.

 

Madej KayMADEJ, Kathleen 'Kay' (nee Blanch) - Passed away peacefully at the Royal Rose Place in Welland on Monday, August 28, 2017, in her 97th year.

Kathleen Madej (nee Blanch), beloved wife of the late Stanislaw Madej (1986). Dear mother of Stanislaw (Krystyna). Loved grandma of Eric (Ania), Thomas (Keelie) and Henry. Great grandmother of Daniel. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by four brothers Stanley (Lois), Martin (Leah), Joseph (Nellie) and Frank (Isabel) and three sisters Victoria MacKay, Mary (Arnold Willick) and Sophia (Leo Koabel).

 

Lyttle HaroldLYTTLE, Harold (Chester) - (December 25, 1919 – August 28, 2017) - Passed away peacefully with family by his side at Gilmore Lodge.

Predeceased by his wife Fern (2009). Cherished father of Sharon Bessette (Norm), Ken (Gabriela) and Al (Dorothy).

Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Kevin Bessette (Irene), Gregory Bessette (Sonya), Brian Bessette (Dana), Cheryl Fountain (Michael), Mark Lyttle, Lisa Lyttle  (James Mazur), Kelli Nero (Tony), Karen Stukel (Mark), Paul Lyttle (Erin). Great grandchildren Sarah, Kendra, Tyler, Cloe, Amylia, Ashlyn, Julia, Caitlin, Brooklyn, Aubrey, Carter, Henri and Valerie.

 

COOPER, Mildred Mae (nee Vallee) - It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of ‘Millie’ on Monday, August 28th, 2017 in her 80th year, and surrounded by her loving children.

She has gone to join her husband of 62 years, the late Paul (2009).

Loving mother to Honeebea (Paul) Marinacci, Robert (Winnie) and Cheryl (the late Daniel) Maxwell. Special Gramma to Tiffany (Donovan), Jason (Chantel), Greg and Danielle; and great grandmother to, Kayla, Jason JR. and Cassandra.

 

MAI, Kim Sang - Peacefully with her family by her side at the Hamilton General Hospital on Monday, August 28, 2017 at the age of 63 years.

Beloved wife of Son Chau. Loving mother of Mongkol Chau, (Sadie Xu), Thida Baillargeon-Smith (Andre-Paul), Thi Hannah Chau and mother-in-law of Jenn Carter. Cherished Yai-yai Kim to Arielle, Claire and Isabelle.

Dear sister of Kim Thui, Danny Mai and Kim Seang. She is predeceased by her son Solomon Chau.

 

Cohen JimCOHEN, James Michael 'Jim' - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James on August 28, 2017 at Hospice Niagara, the Stabler Centre.

Born in Maidenhead England in 1942, Jim was the beloved husband of Carolyn (nee Loach) for 43 wonderful years, proud and loving father of Andrew (Alexis) and Nicholas (Ksenia) and grandfather of Henry and Ernest.

Jim is survived by his sister Celia Hillier and his brother in law Paul Loach.

 

Runcan RodicaRUNCAN, Rodica (Cojocaru) - Passed at Hospice Niagara, St. Catharines on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 67 years of age.

Unequaled wife of Peter for 45 years. Amazing Mom of Noemi and her husband Steve and Julian and his wife Kerri. Mica of Sasha, Evan, Jamie, Charlie, Booker and one on the way.

Precious sister of Aurel and his wife Maria and aunt of Daniel. She was a wonderful sister in law to Victor and Amiela Runcan and aunt to Tomer and Yael.

Rodica was predeceased by her mother Ita (nee Feller) and her father Itcu Cojocaru.

 

James LoisJAMES, Lois Miriam (nee House) - Lois passed on to her heavenly home peacefully in her sleep Monday, August 28th, 2017 at Nithview Nursing Home, New Hamburg.

Lois was born on September 13th, 1924 - daughter of the late Fred and Ruby House. She married Kenneth James on May 28th, 1949.

She is survived by her brother Clifford House (wife Carol) of Niagara Falls. Beloved mother of Margaret Winger (William) and Wilfred James (Louise). Cherished by her 5 Grandchildren, 10 Great- Grandchildren and one Great-Great-Grandson.

 

Salfi FrankSALFI, Francesco 'Frank' - Passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Monday August 28, 2017 at the age of 91.

Beloved husband of the late Marion (Blanchfield) Salfi (1988).  Dearly loved father of Frank (Betty) Salfi, Robert (Dianna) Salfi and Sandra Liefl.

Cherished Grandpa of Jennine (Corey) Rogerson, Joseph (Kathy) Salfi, Alicia (Jim) Wardle, Megan Salfi, Bobby (Phyllis) Salfi, Brian (Brianna) Salfi, Elizabeth Ann Salfi, Adam (Jessica) Liefl, Matthew Liefl (Adrianna Morocco), Emily Liefl (Matteo Fortino), Danielle Bilodeau and Kristin Bilodeau, Henry Weins and Jillian Wiens.

 

WILSON, Avryle Elizabeth - Passed away at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, on Monday, August 28, 2017, in her 87th year.

Beloved wife of the late John Douglas Wilson (2003).

Loving daughter of Christina and Charles Atkinson (pre deceased) Loved mother of Nancy Franz(Vic deceased), Doug Wilson (Doreen), and Julie Toole (Cary) Mother-in-law of Laura Wilson (Brian Galloway).

 

Waselovich CaroleWASELOVICH, Carole (nee Christoff)  - Passed away peacefully on August 27, 2017 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital at the age of 96.

Predeceased by her loving husband Andy (1999) and her siblings Fred, Mary, Tillie, Helen, Doris, Millie and Jenny.

Dear mother of Walter, and Carole (Marty) Wosley. Cherished Gramma of Jesse Wosley. Beloved sister of John Christoff. Will be fondly remembered by her dear friends Angie, Peggy, Cathy and Terri.

 

Patrick DarcyPATRICK, Darcy Joseph - Passed away peacefully on Sunday August 27, 2017 at St. Catharines General Hospital at the age of 83 years.

Loving husband and soul mate to Mary Frances (nee Birdgeneau) for 60 years. Devoted father to Dan (Marlene), Kelly, Mark (Hilary), Marty (Janice), Shane (Nawaz), Joel, and Darcy (Sherri).

Cherished Grandpa to Melony (Rueben), Maria (Jason), Jamie (Laura), Holly (Rob), James, Adam, and Dylan. Beloved Great Grandpa to Courtneay, Kaitlan, Lindsay, Jenna, Kylie and Jack.

Survived by his siblings Aubrey, Barry, Mike (Linda), Brian (Judy), Judy, Gerald, Ronnie (Valerie), Jack, and Eileen. Will be sadly missed by many loving family members Pete (Pat) Birdgeneau and close friends Fay and Joe Elliott and Barb Tess.

Predeceased by his daughter-in-law Dorothy, sons Darcy and Darren, brother Bernard, sisters Theresa, Yvonne, Patricia, brother-in-law Jack and sister-in-law Fern.

 

Wagner GraceWAGNER, Grace Annette (nee Girt) – At West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Grimsby on Sunday, August 27, 2017. After a courageous 3 year battle with cancer, Grace Wagner of Beamsville, aged 83 years.

Daughter of the late William and Edna (nee Mathers) Girt. Wife of the late Albert Leo (1996) and dear mother of Debra Byers (Ron), Marlene (Gary) Alderson and Brenda Wagner.

Grandmother of Daniel Willett (Kim) and Evan Alderson and great grandmother of Hudson, Jessica and Ryan Willett. Sister of the late Don (Margaret) Girt and the late Neil (Helen) Girt.

 

GIFFORD, Margaret Josephine - Passed away in Dunnville on Sunday, August 27 2017 at the age of 94.

Predeceased by her husband Bill, son Bill and his wife Patricia.

She will be sadly missed by her family: daughter Carol Asher; grandsons Steve Asher, Michael (Angela) Asher; great-grandchildren David (Angela), Lyndsey (Ron), Mark (Mandy); and great-great-grandchildren Kayla and Michael.

 

NADEMI, Seyed Massoud - It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of a beloved husband and father on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Welland Hospital at the age of 53.

Loving husband of Jacinthe (Jace) Halle, dear father of Cody Nademi and Ashton Nademi.

Remembered by his brothers Taghi Nademi of Sweden, Saeed Nademi of Toronto and sisters Ehteram Nademi, Sedighe Nademi and Tahereh Nademi all of Iran.

 

Lane StuartLANE, Stuart Markwell - It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Stuart Markwell Lane, 56, who we know was welcomed with open arms to the great beyond on August 26, 2017 by his father Don Lane, his sister Jennifer Robinson, who were also taken too soon last fall, and two of his favourite pooches Buddy and Skye.

Sadly missed by his mother Jill Lane, his brother James Lane, and brother in-law Gary Robinson. Father to Amanda (William) Smits, Stuart (Natalie) Lane Jr., Nathan Lane, and doggy son, Bear. Grandfather to Grayson and Emmett Smits, who loved getting their hands dirty with him at the shop.

Survived by the mother of his children Suzanne (Demers) Yule and Mandy Reid, who both stood by him until the very end.

 

Duffney SandyDUFFNEY, Sandra May 'Sandy' (nee Snider) - Sandy passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 26, 2017 after a very sudden illness.

Mourning her loss deeply is her daughter Michelle, her grandchildren Alisha (Nathan), Shawn, Luke, Matthew, Michael, Courtney (Jay) and her great grandson, Ashton.

She will be missed by her brothers Don (Judy), Doug (Laura), Barry (Donna) and their families. Sandy was a special Auntie to Carly, Jenny and Kimmi Snider.

Sandy was predeceased by her daughter Lisa, her parents Wally and Marj Snider and her brother Bob.