Fortin FernandFORTIN, Fernand Joseph - Passed away suddenly at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Friday October 7, 2016 at the age of 75.

Beloved husband of 53 years to Eunice (Holland) Fortin. Loving father of Norm (Donna) Fortin and Andrew (Sherry) Fortin. Cherished Grampa of Josh, Jasmine and Jordan.

Fernand will be lovingly remembered by his brother, two sisters and their families.


Bradley BruceBRADLEY, Bruce William - It is with profound sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Bruce at the St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton on Friday, October 7, 2016, at the age of 60.

Loving son of Hope and the late Allen Bradley.  Beloved husband of Mary.  Cherished father of Erica Harris (Jordan) and Cameron Bradley. Step father to Jocelyn Ienco (Jeremy) and Matthew Dean (Terri-Lynn). Doting grandpa of Julia, Kennan, Lucy, Avery and Harper.

Dear brother of Robert (Shelagh), Jim (Kathy), Mary Klassen (Alvin), Lynn Bradley (late Carmen Topping), Allison Hildebrandt (Henry) and Paul.  Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, family and friends.


Arsenault KarenARSENAULT, Karen - Peacefully at the NHS - Welland Site on Friday, October 7th, 2016 at the age of 66.

Beloved wife of Ray for over 20 years. Loving mother of Chase Cook (Carolyn), Briar Cook, Christy Arsenault, and Craig Arsenault (Carla). Loving grandmother of Devan, and Brady Cook, Morgan and Marissa.

Karen was predeceased by her parents Thelma and Milton Faris, and her siblings. Karen will be fondly remembered by all of her extended family members and friends.


Stuart ShariSTUART, Sharina 'Shari' - Passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday October 7, 2016 at the age of 75.

Beloved wife of the late Les Stuart (2009).

Loving mother of Kathleen Mears Allcroft and Joseph Allcroft - the son she always wanted and Michele Martin (Rob). Cherished grandmother to Joseph and Liam Allcroft and Johnathan Misener and Henry and Isaac Martin.

Dear sister of Mila Baldwin and the late Mel Steeper. Caring aunt of Colleen and Charles Pidgeon and Chris Steeper.


Thomson LindaTHOMSON, Linda - Passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family and friends on Friday October 7, 2016 at the age of 66.

Beloved wife of 47 years to Greg Thomson. Dearly loved mother of Brad, Kim (Chris Tombs) and Terry (Melinda) Turner. Caring grandmother of Christian, Kirstyn and Cole.

Cherished sister of Patricia (Michael) Arbour, Fran Stewart and sister in-law of Doris Stewart.

Predeceased by her brother Winston Stewart, sister Barbara Stewart and sister in-law Murial Stewart. She will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.


Dahmer JadaDAHMER, Clare 'Jada' - Passed away peacefully on Friday October 7, 2016 at Millennium Trail at the age of 98.

Jada was born in Waterloo, November 18, 1917. Predeceased by his first wife Billie (1969). His brothers, Edward, Percy and Wilbur. Survived by his daughter Dianne (Reg) Michael. Beloved husband of the late Gloria Filer-Dahmer (2005).

During their 29 years Jada and Gloria traveled, spent the summers at their pool, entertained their family and friends and worked tirelessly with the Ontario Arena Association. He will be very fondly remembered and missed by the Filer family. He was both a friend and a step father to Alan and Bernadette Filer, Greg and Kim Filer (Brantford). We were truly honored and thankful for Jada being part of our lives and will cherish the memories of the fun and good times we all had together.


DI SANTO, Giovannina - Peacefully passed away on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 at Garden City Manor in her 82nd year.

She was born on October 28, 1934 in the small town of Castellino del Biferno, Italy.

Giovannina was the beloved wife of her one and only love of 60 years, Giuseppe. Welcomed with loving arms by her son, the late Fortunato. Devoted mother of Albino (Janet), Lisa, Teresa (Dean) and Maria (Joe). Loving Grandmother of Melissa, Jonathan, Bryce and Lucas.

Dear daughter of the late Maria Angela and Fortunato Storto.


Romanowski MariaROMANOWSKI, Maria Aniela - Passed away on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 at St. Peter's Hospital in Hamilton in her 96th year.

Beloved wife of the late Andrzej.

Cherished mother of Frances Romanowski and Joseph (Val) Romanowski. Loving Babcia of Michael (Lynn) Kielbasa, Dana (Les) Badzioch, David (Amira) Romanowski and the late Trisha (Jason) Allinotte.

Babcia Ski was the great grandmother and was "You no eat, you no grow". Much loved aunt of Basia Kedzierski, as well as to many nieces and nephews in Canada and Poland.


Izmirian GaroIZMIRIAN, Garabed 'Garo' - Passed away peacefully in St. Catharines on Thursday October 6th, 2016 in his 88th year. He was born in Anjar, Lebanon May 8th, 1929.

Beloved husband of Marie (Ghougassian) for 62 years and proud father of his three daughters Liz (Sandro Ballarin), Susie, Helen (John Spadafora) Cherished Baboug of Mathew and Alexandra. Loving brother of Alice and Haig and predeceased by Mariam, Sarkis and Yesahi.

Garo was a retiree of General Motors and spent his golden years as an avid gardener, fisherman and woodworker. Known as a leader in the Armenian community and a member of the ARF, he was affectionately called the "Chief" by his fellow members.


UYEDE, Oshio (Ted)  - Peacefully at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Thursday, October 6, 2016.

In his 101st year, "Ted" Uyede, beloved husband of the late "Mabel" Fumiko (nee Tanouye).

Loving father of Ken (Carol) and Ron (Margaret).

Loved grandpa of Jonathan (Beth), Justine (Michael), Jordan, Andrew (Katie), Sarah and Cara. Proud great-grandpa of Nyah, Harry and Samson. Dear brother of Shoji (Fumiko).


Contini MillieCONTINI, Millie (nee Kossup) - Passed away peacefully at Maple Park Lodge on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the age of 97.

Beloved wife of the late Henry (1976).

Loving sister of Steve Holodinski of Simcoe. Millie will be sadly missed by her dear friends Jim and Edith Hill, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her brother John (Dorothy) Kossup, her sister Ann Kossup-Smith and her sister-in-law Rene Holodinski.


Pietrangelo FrankPIETRANGELO, Francesco (Frank/Chic) – Peacefully on Thursday October 6, 2016, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital, in his 89th year. 

Beloved husband for 65 years of the late Anna. Loved father of Lina (Joe) Grespan, Anthony “Tony”, both of Niagara Falls, and Anne Marie (Norman) Froud, of Oakville.

Nonno of Natalie (Agostino) Mazzarelli, Frank (Leslie) Pietrangelo, Jennifer (James) Mitchell and Rebecca (Owen) Bramley; Nonno Franco of Gia, Lola, Indi, Keelan, Hattie, Samson, Desi, Ella and Benson.

Also survived by 5 brothers, 3 sisters, many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother and sister. 


Guest ToddGUEST, Todd Douglas - In his 53rd year, passed away Thursday October 6, 2016 with his loving and devoted wife, friends and ET at his side.

Todd was a devoted husband to Rejeanne for 28 years, outstanding dad to Douglas Robert and Shelby Leigh and amazing son and brother to Doug and Carol and Mark (Glenda).

Loved uncle to Matthew and Andrew and the best son-in-law to Georgette Nelson and her husband Gye.

He welcomed Shelby's fiance Josh with open arms and was looking forward to his "spark plugs" wedding on October 21, 2016.


WHITE, Gregory 'Greg' - With heavy hearts on Tuesday, October 5th, 2016 at the St. Catharines Hospital in his 88th year.

Beloved husband of the late Mary Mildred (2004).

Loving father of Sharon (Peter) Tisi of Stoney Creek, Carolyn (Dan) Fischer of Alpharretta, GA., and predeceased by daughter Dianne Marie. Dear grandfather of Michael (Sindy) & Sean (Samantha) Tisi and Noah Fischer. Great grandfather of Bianca and Charles.

Survived by sister Evangeline (late Don) Myles and predeceased by siblings Anna (Joe) Boudreau, Rita (Wally) Ostrowski, George (Gretta), Chester, Mary Jessome, Helen Carey, John and Bill. He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and a very special thanks to Paul & Karen Boudreau for their love and support. 


Pappaianni MariaPAPPAIANNI, (RIZZO), Maria – Passed away at the Greater Niagara General Hospital, surrounded by family, on Wednesday October 5, 2016 at the age of 90.

Predeceased by her husbands Raffaele Pappaianni (2008) and Ortenzio Rizzo (1981).

Loving mother of Angela (Paul) Piraino; step-mother to Tom (Monica), Angelica (Bill) and Mary (Blake) Pappaianni. Cherished nanna of Lisa (Lenny) D’Aiuto, Janet (Steve) Barr, Paul Jr. (Danielle) Piraino; great-nanna to Olivia, Joshua and Andrew; step-nanna to Jacqueline, Patrick, Melissa, Alicia, Alec, Megan, Nathan; step-great-nanna to Rachel, Claudia, Zander and Vaiden.

Dear sister of Michele (Anina), Francesco (Maria) and Giovanni Spatafora, Giaconda Rotella, and aunt to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers Domenico, Giuseppe, Filippo Spatafora, sister Caterina Spatafora, brother-in-law Raffaele Rotella and sister-in-law Giuseppa Spatafora.


Brochu RayBROCHU, Raynald "Ray the bus driver" - It is with broken hearts that we announce Ray's peaceful passing on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 at the Foyer Richelieu Welland at the age of 75.

Loving husband of Irene (nee Davies).  Cherished dad of Janet (Paul Desjardins), Carol (Dave Aucoin) and Debbie Ruzylo (Rob Plouffe).  Papa will be forever in the hearts of his 3 grandchildren; Ryan Dixon, Britni Desjardins and Shelby Ruzylo.

Dear brother of Gilles (Linda), Nicole (Fern Deschamps), Carm (Tom Delaney), Doris (Denis Raby), Monique (Jean-Roch St. Pierre) and Pauline (Mike Dallaire), along with many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Arthur and Juliette (nee Chabot) Brochu, his sisters Lorraine and Jane and his brother Jean-Guy (Cecile). William and Agnes Davies (Parents In-Law), Christine McGean (Sister In-Law). Ray will be fondly remembered by The Davies Family, Paul & Julienne Lapointe and Family and Chance Ruzylo and Family.


DAprile VinceD'APRILE, Venanzio 'Vince' - Passed away peacefully with his loving family at his side, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Wednesday October 5, 2016 at the age of 70.

Beloved husband of 50 years to Maria (Condello) D'Aprile. Dearly loved father of Paula (Joe), Enza, Tony and Nick. Cherished Nonno of Cynthia. Lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by his parents Antonio and Vincenza and his brother Dominic.


HOUTBY, J.W. Gordon - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father John William Gordon Houtby. Gordon passed away peacefully, with his family at his side, at Niagara Gardens on October 5, 2016 in his 96th year.

Predeceased by his loving wife Elaine (2000) and his son Norman (2016). Loving father of Douglas (Kathleen), Bruce (Wendy) and father-in-law to Kathryn.

Will be deeply missed by his grandchildren Jeffrey (Christine), John (Trishia), Sandra, Richard (Brean) and Sarah (Chris) and his great grandchildren Jordan, Ethan, Trevor, Tyler, Liv, Stan, Evelyn, Meagan, Kiana, Michael and Nicholas.


Fearns AliceFEARNS, Alice - Passed away peacefully at Grandview Lodge on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 in her 81st year.

Loving mother of Cathy (Rick) Packham, late Sheila Fearns, David (Cyndee) Fearns, Bruce Fearns, Lisa Fearns, and Murray (Tracie) Fearns. Cherished grandmother of Randy (Christine), Ken (Ellen), Chantelle, Serena, Brandi, Teresa (Will), Crystal, Barb, Joanne, Justin, Lee, Jeff, Matthew, and many great-grandchildren.

Dear sister of the late Bill (late Carol), Mary (late Don) MacNeill, and Mabel (Bruce) Cooper. Also sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.


VAN HAM, Case - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Case Van Ham on October 5, 2016 at the St. Catharines General Hospital at the age of 64.

Loving partner of Cyndy Burnham. Devoted father of Josh, Jason, Kimberly, Eric (Holly), Shelby and Bonnie.

He will be missed by his 8 grandchildren, 1 great grandson and his siblings Matt, Bill, Nancy, John, Hilda and Ralph.

Predeceased by his son Kristopher and his parents.


Droblyen IreneDROBLYEN, Irene Annie (nee Popp) - It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Irene on Wednesday October 5, 2016 at the age of 77, at Douglas Memorial Hospital with her loving family by her side.

Predeceased by her brothers John, Frank, sisters Mary and Amy. Beloved mother to Erica (Sidney) Hopkins and Peter (Barb) Droblyen. She is survived by her sister Anne and brother Eddie.

Cherished grandma to Kari, Jordan, Jeromy, Katy and Peter Jr. She will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, friends and family.


Heczko AubreyHECZKO, Aubrey Harper - At McMaster Hospital in Hamilton on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, Aubrey Harper Heczko passed away at the tender age of three months in the loving arms of her parents Jason and Amanda (nee Joyner). 

Dearly loved by grandparents Earl and Pat Joyner, and Edward and Lorraine Heczko; great grandparents Geoffrey Enderby (the late Jean), and Madeline Boyko (the late John); uncles and aunts Geoffrey, Stephen (Stephanie), Adam (Robyn) and Cameron Heczko; and cousin Jacob.

Also predeceased by great grandparents John and Irene Heczko, and Stewart and Violet Joyner. 


CROMPTON, Mary Leora Wismer - Age 85 of Winston-Salem, passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.

She was born in Canada on November 8, 1930 to Philip Henry and Edna Doreen Kennedy Wismer. Mrs. Crompton was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Harvey Crompton; a daughter, Linda Marie Carley; sisters, Helen Rushing and Dorothy Paterson and a brother Philip Wismer. 

Surviving are her sister Patricia Maddocks and husband Jack, two daughters, Jennifer Balascio and husband Daniel and Carol Ann Quinn and husband Peter; two sons, Walter H. Crompton, Jr. and wife Nancy and Lawrence E. Crompton and wife Doris; twelve grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. 


Watson BettyWATSON, Elizabeth 'Betty' (nee MacArthur) - Elizabeth (Betty) Watson R.N. (nee MacArthur) Born August 4th, 1926 Passed October 5th, 2016 at the Millennium Trail Manor after 90 years of loving service to her family, her church, her profession and to the sick and dying. 

Betty was born in the small mining town of Creighton Mines, Ontario (Sudbury) but was raised in Chippawa and attended Stamford Collegiate.

After a brief time working in the office at Norton Abrasives she enrolled in Nursing at the Niagara General Hospital graduating in 1947. She worked as a nurse for over 40 years, first at the GNGH, then as a head nurse at Dorchester Manor and lastly as a palliative care nurse.  

She was predeceased by her husband Eric in 2006, they were married for 59 years, 


Shields CarrolSHIELDS, Carrol (nee Dunton) - Surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday October 4, 2016, passed away peacefully at the St. Catharines General Hospital at the age of 66.

Beloved wife to Jim of 41 years. Best friend and mom to Lindsay (Eric) Weir and their daughter Makenna; Adam Shields and his children Jaclyn, Connor and their mother Julie. Cherished sister to Bob (Michele) Dunton, Joann (Chris) Wood, and Cheryl Dunton.

Survived by her sister-in-law Betty (Ron) Borkosky and brother-in-law Bob Casson.

Predeceased by her parents Stanley and Mary Dunton, brother-in-law Donald Shields, Gerald (Tanya) Shields, sister-in-law Dorothy (Steve) Danko and Margaret Casson.