Duncan DeborahDUNCAN, Deborah Monteith (nee Geddes) – Passed away peacefully at St. Catharines General Hospital on Saturday, February 18, 2017 in her 92nd year.

Predeceased by her husband Andrew and her son Drew. Also predeceased by her brother Hugh. Sadly missed by her children Iain (Janice), Gordon (Tammy) and Jim (Susan). Dear grandmother of Andrew (Michelle), Heather (Anthony), Alyx, Megan (Joseph), Daniel (Michelle), Liam (Emily), Brent, Eamon and Carrie (Chris). Great grandmother to Ty, Jackson, Lincoln and Ella. Special “Granty” to Karen, Todd, Allison and Conner Hart.

Also survived by her brother Jim and her cousin Jane both of Scotland and many other nieces and nephews.


ELLIS, Dorothy Eva – At Niagara Gardens in St. Catharines, on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at the age of 102.

Wife of the late William T.H. Ellis who predeceased her in l964.

Dorothy has always been surrounded by a host of loving nieces and nephews, and as well to the end of this life, by a ‘chosen’ daughter in Mary Jane Garrow and church family. Predeceased by brothers and sisters, John Wallace, Venie Miller, Grace Robinson, Ruby Beck, Erwin Wallace, Loney Wallace, Bessie Gay and Phil Wallace.


Derksen JohnDERKSEN, John - Our husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend has found his rest on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the age of 82 years.

Beloved husband of Marlene and dear father of Dan (Liz), Loral (Chris) Derksen-Hiebert and James (Janet). Loving grandfather of Caleb, Emily, Levi, Andreas, Alexei, Stefan and Lena.

Brother of Jenny Penner. Predeceased by brothers and sisters Peter, Arthur, Tina and Martha Derksen.

John spent his career as an educator, dedicated to his students, and cherished his years at Colonel John Butler, Virgil, Meadowvale and E.I. McCulley Public Schools.


Siebert HerbSIEBERT, Herbert Emil 'Herb' - Passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Saturday, February 18, 2017 in his 75th year.

Loving husband of Cordelia Siebert of Germany. Predeceased by his wife Penny Siebert (2006). Loved father of Christine, Andrew (Hilary), Erika Gullion (Jeremy) and step-father of Cecil Krähling (Kristina) and Julian Krähling.

Cherished grandfather of Matthew, William, August and Justus.


Down SandraDOWN, Sandra Elaine (R.N.A) - Passed away peacefully at the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Grimsby on Saturday, February 18, 2017 in her 80th year.

Predeceased by her loved husband David. Loved mother of Leigh-Anne Down-Lawson (Robert), Dwayne (Wendy) and Dwight (Cindy). Cherished grandmother of Nicholas, Larissa, Haley, Brodie and the late Brittany (1995).

Beloved sister of Karen Nault (the late Dan). Loved Aunt of Danette Coles (Mike) and their daughter Julie Riley (Eric) and their children; Sarah, Leisha, Bronte, and Denver.


KLEBER, Manfred - With broken hearts the family announces the peaceful passing of Manfred at his home on Saturday February 18, 2017 at the age of 87 years.

Manfred touched many lives and will be sadly missed by many. He is survived by his loving devoted wife Christel for over 58 years.Most loving father to his son Wolfgang (Gwen) and his daughter Marina (Sylvain). A wonderful Opa to his grandchildren Kayne, Kayla and Jillian.

Manfred is also survived by his two sisters Ilse and Ursula and brother Horst all of Germany. Sisters-in-law Erika and Heidi both of Germany, and sister in law Ida from Niagara Falls.


SEPA, Esther - After a courageous battle with cancer it is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Esther Sepa on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 in her 60th year.

Esther was predeceased by her father Aleksander Sepa and leaves behind her mother Irene Sepa, brother Andres Sepa (Susan) and sister Elve Sepa who will miss her greatly.


Brown NancyBROWN, Nancy Louise – It is with broken hearts that the family of Nancy Louise Brown announces her peaceful passing, at home, surrounded by the love of her family, on Friday, February 17, 2017 in her 67th year.

Nancy fought a heroic battle with cancer with tremendous courage, strength and dignity and has been an inspiration to all around her.

Beloved wife of Robert Brown for 46 years. Cherished mother of Sarah Hicks (Shawn). Proud and loving grandmother of Robert, Emma and Holly. Dear sister of Judith Sudworth (Berry) and sister-in-law of Eleanor Haydon (Ron).


Ness SheilaNESS, Sheila - With great sadness we announce that Sheila passed peacefully away at Haldimand War Memorial Hospital, Dunnville, on Friday, February 17, 2017 in her 83rd year.

Lovingly remembered by her daughter Kim (Marc) Sierdsma; grandchildren Melissa (Clarke) Gibson and their children Liam, Aidan, and Callum; Shane (Tanya) Siersdma; and Lindsay Sierdsma (Mallory Williams).

Also fondly remembered by sister Sylvia Gulyas and nieces and nephews Rick (Cornelia), Leslie (Wes) and Maureen all of B.C.


Laurie StanleyLAURIE, Stanley - Passed away with his loving wife by his side on Friday, February 17th, 2017 at the St. Catharines Hospital at the age of 83.

Beloved husband of Elizabeth for 33 years. Stepfather of Vickie. Cousin of Mavis. He will be sadly missed by his extended family Noreen, Darryl, Travis and Tyler.

Stanley was employed at Rolls Royce for 50 years.


GRANITTO, Mario - Peacefully on Friday, February 17th, 2017 at the St. Catharines Hospital in his 83rd year.

Predeceased by his wife Maria (1998).

Loving father of Luigi (late Kathy) Marrone, Angelo Marrone, Paul Granitto, Julia (Jim) Balint, Mario (Paula) Granitto, Lee (Karen) Granitto, Goffredo (Eileen) Granitto and Ettore Granitto.


Noto VirginiaNOTO, Vincenza 'Virginia' – On Friday, February 17, 2017, Virginia suddenly and peacefully passed away, surrounded by her family, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital at the age of 92.

Predeceased by her loving husband Salvatore “Sam” and her dear son Larry. Loving mother of Josephine (Richard) Komarmi of Orchard Park, NY.

Much loved Nonna of Jim (Alicia Willette) Komarmi of Lyme, New Hampshire and Jane (Vernon) Stephens of Littleton, Colorado. Loving Bisnonna of Olivia Stephens, Haylee Stephens, Lincoln Komarmi and Aidan Beyer. Dear sister of Sam Insinna. Virginia will be missed by nephews and nieces here and in Italy.


FIRTH, Kenneth Kirk - Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family, February 17, 2017 at the age of 76 years.

Son of the late Clarence and Mabel Firth. Ken is survived by his wife, Catharine (nee. Hodgkins), daughter Anne-Marie and son Kevin (Ellie). Papa Ken to Olivia, Jaden, Ryan, Joshua and Leanne.  Also survived by brother Donald (Loretta) and family.

Ken was the loved “brother” to the Hodgkins family, Ellen (the late Bob), the late Ken, Beverly (the late George), John (Christine), Lois (the late John), Norma (Joe) and Victor (Nancy) and their families.  


Sunday GarySUNDAY, Gary Thomas - Beloved family man has passed away peacefully on February 17, 2017 surrounded by the love of his family at the age of 65.

Survived by his children Jenny Sunday (Don), Carrie Sunday, Shanna Doolan, Cody Sunday and lifetime partner Sandra Doolan, as well as his sister Sandra Sunday and sister-in-law Cynthia Sunday.

Also survived by his beloved grandchildren Sonya, Dustin, Alexandria, Bailey and Natasha, as well as many great grandchildren and best friend Craig Papper.

Predeceased by his parents Audrey and John Sunday, and siblings Wayne and Tammy Sunday.


Fess JimFESS, James 'Jim' - Passed away suddenly at his home on Friday February 17, 2017 at the age of 58.

Beloved husband of Robin for 31 years. Dearly loved father of Daniel (Anna), Crystal (Justin) and Tiffany (Jordan). Cherished grandfather of Madison, Landen, Leland, Dante, Aubree, Finnley and Paisley.

Dear son of Delores 'Dee' Ricker (Ted). Dear brother of Susan (Henry) and Beverley (Chris). Step-brother of Gary, Jimmy, Debbie and Jane. Loving brother in law of Margaret (Mike), Carl (Sharon), Harry(Mary), Gloria (the late Harvey) and Betty (the late Jimmy).

Predeceased by his father Raymond (Marie) and his step-brother Murray.


Pieterse GaryPIETERSE, Gary - (November 8, 1955 – February 17, 2017) –

Gary passed away peacefully and comfortably, surrounded by his family, at the Welland Hospital on Friday, February 17, 2017 following a long valiant journey with Alzheimer Dementia.

He was the loving husband of Anne Marie (nee Porter) and proud father of Lindsay Newman and her husband Jack. Cherished grandfather of Aeris and Amberle. Dear brother of Frank (Rose), Martin (Barbara), John (Lynn), Wally (Philomena), Tom (Lori), Anita (Steve) and Mary Lynn (Doug). Brother-in-law of Bob Porter (Helene). Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by his parents John and Theodora Pieterse and father-in-law and mother-in-law Bob and Anne Porter.


Paura PaulPAURA, Paul R. - Of Fort Erie, Ontario, passed away on February 17, 2017 surrounded by his loving family at Hamilton-General.

Born March 29, 1966 in Toronto. Beloved son of Hilda and Harry Paura, second of five children, always striving for first place in all that he did. Uncle to Jacob, Aaron, Lauren, Lindsay, Carolyn, Grace and Rachel, Maria and Hans. Survived by his Mother Hilda, youngest sister Jennifer Logan (Mike), with brothers Marcus (Tawnya), John (Olya) and Randy (Monica).

He will be sadly missed by his large extended family, friends, cycling buddies, colleagues, and so many others around the world.

Celebrated cyclist, physical fitness enthusiast and living life full out. Paul has moved on to his next great adventure: to explore Heaven with his Lord and Saviour.


TWIDLE, Robert S.H. 'Bob' - On Friday, February 17, 2017, Bob died peacefully, after a lengthy illness, at Douglas Memorial Hospital, Fort Erie at the age of 84.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Sharon and his children - Bob (Jane), Paul (LeeAnn) and Naomi (Fred), three granddaughters and one great grandson.


Walker WendyWALKER, Wendy Alice (nee Ferris) - Wendy passed away the same way she lived each day of her life...with dignity, grace and surrounded by the love of her family on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at her home in Welland. She was 72 years old.

Beloved wife and best friend for 50 years of Gordon Walker. Cherished mother of Jim Walker (Sylvie) and Sharon Palmer (Greg). Proud and loving grandmother of Matthew, Brooke, Connor and Kristie.

Dear sister of Robert Ferris and sister-in-law of Shirley Luchyshin (late Myron) and Lydia Walker (late Allan). Sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Reginald and Christie Ferris.


Cunnington DesCUNNINGTON, Desmond Charles 'Des' - Peacefully passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Northland Pointe.

Beloved husband of the late F. Lynn Cunnington (nee Bennett) (Aug. 12, 2015).

Loving mother of Peter (Christina) Cunnington and Alexandra Cunnington - Grover (Jim Redpath). Cherished grandfather of Kennedy, Caleb, Jack and Katie. Dear brother of Claudia Buckley Murray (Larry).


Wischkowski LeoWISCHKOWSKI, Leo Hermann – Passed away Thursday February 16, 2017 at the Welland Country General Hospital at the age of 80 years.

Born in Germany, where he resided until 1957 when he immigrated to Canada, heading to the West with his mother and siblings, before settling in Port Colborne.

He worked at Humberstone Shoe Company at a young age to help support his mother. He then continued his career at Algoma Steele until it closed, and then Robin Hood, working as a Millwright, until his retirement.


Siconolfi MichaelSICONOLFI, Michael - With his loving family by his side, on Thursday February 16, 2017 at the St. Catharines General Hospital at the age of 52.

Devoted husband to Julia Tota for 22 and a half years. Loving dad of Corina, Francesca and Michela. Beloved son of Francesco and Giuseppina (nee Damiano). Beloved brother to Joseph (Natasha) and special zio to Sophia and Vienna.

Cherished son-in-law to Maria and Carmine Tota; brother-in-law to Angela (Michael) Geremia and his nephews Christopher Geremia, David Geremia and many loving family members.

Michael worked for over 25 years at Koch-Glitsch Canada as a chemical engineer.


Frost BettyFROST, Betty - At the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital, Dunnville with family by her side on Thursday February 16, 2017 in her 95th year.

Betty Frost loving mother of Linda Frost (Jim), Eric (Johanne), and Doug (Josie).

Proud and loving grandma of Bronte, Ethan, Raymond, Diana (John), Iain (Linda), Vincent (Karine), Mireille (Alain), Julie (Guy), Suzanne, Lesley (Pam), Cheryl (Bill). Great grandma to Helena, Gabriel, Elisa, Louis, Ashlyn, Carson, Denver, Sasha, Paula-Jean, William (Michelle), Brent, Andrew (Page), and Great Great Grandma of Thomas.


Murphy MaureenMURPHY, Maureen Wendy - Peacefully, surrounded by family, on February 16, 2017 at the age of 70.

Dearly loved wife and best friend of Leo for 47 years. Cherished mother of Shawn (Nelly) and Ryan (Amy). Loving grandmother of Michael and soon to be Connor.

Survived by her cousin Jackie in England.

Maureen was an extremely talented artist, particularly in painting and crafts. She was dearly loved and will never be forgotten.


Skehin AnnSKEHIN, Ann Bridget (née O’Neill) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Mother on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the age of 89 at Linhaven Nursing home in St. Catharines.

Beloved Wife of the late James Skehin. Loving Mom to Rita, Dennis, Mary, Michael and the late Jimmy. Grandma to Andrew and Matthew. Ann will be deeply missed by all her extended family in Ireland and the United States.

Ann was born in a large family of 13 in Ireland and emigrated to Canada but kept her Irish roots. Ann met the love of her life Jim in Toronto where they started their family. They moved to St. Catharines where her husband Jim accepted a job as Superintendent of Education in the Catholic School System.


LEE, Paulina 'Pauline' - Peacefully at Albright Manor, Beamsville on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the age of 97.

Beloved wife of the late Clifford Lee.

Loving mother of Glen and his wife Julie. Cherished grandmother of Craig, Jordan (Jodi) and Alex.