ZACHAR, John - At West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Grimsby on Thursday April 27, 2017, John Zachar of Beamsville, aged 81 years.

Husband of the late Betty (2011) (nee Slack).

Father of Terri (Kevin), Bev and Jeff (Sherry). Grandfather of Adam, Tyler, Halle and Colton. Brother of Walter (Barb), the late Bill, the late Mike (Pat) and the late Anne Lashansky.


Jones ShirleyJONES, Shirley Leone, (B.A., B.L.S.) - Passed away peacefully at the Extended Care Unit of the Welland Hospital on Saturday, April 29, 2017 in her 88th year.

Loving sister of Kathleen “Kaye” Jones and daughter of the late Truman and Ethel Jones. She will be lovingly remembered by her cousins from Toronto, Barrie and throughout Canada.

Shirley was a graduate of Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick and the University of Toronto. Born in Moncton, New Brunswick, Shirley grew up in Cobourg, Ontario. She later moved to St. Catharines where she lived and worked before settling in Welland.


Boneberg MichaelBONEBERG, Michael Peter - Passed away peacefully on April 27th, 2017, surrounded by family and close friends at the age of 69.

He is survived by his beloved wife Carole Boneberg for 45 years, son Ryan Boneberg and daughter and son-in-law Kelly Boneberg and Kenton Cockerill.

Predeceased by his mother Lois Crosson, father Charles Boneberg and brother Timothy Boneberg.


DiFrancesco RoccoDiFRANCESCO, Rocco - Passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the age of 59.

Loving husband to Lora for 34 years. Much loved father of Michael and Chantelle.

Cherished brother of the late Antoinette (Gerry) Perlingieri, Antonio and Gino (Joanne). Dear son-in-law to Ines (the late Christopher) Pataracchia and brother-in-law to the late Debora Pataracchia (Paul Senyk), Luanna (Paul) Kidson, Lori (Angie) Pataracchia, Vivian Pataracchia (Dave Low), Ray (Lisa) Pataracchia, and Chris Pataracchia. Rocco will also be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents, Luigi and Ada.


Williamson MatthewWILLIAMSON, Matthew Richard Eric - Passed away suddenly on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the age of 31.

Matthew will be lovingly remembered by his parents, Richard and Lynn; his siblings, Michael and Jennifer; and his grandparents, Walter and Marie Gill.

Cherished nephew of Evan (Beth) Williamson, Rob (Leeann) Williamson, Randy (Sue) Gill, and Dale Gill.


Poynton JunePOYNTON, June Rosemary (Read) - It is with sadness that June's family announces her passing on April 26th, 2017 at the age of 84.

June was the loving mother of Shelley (Derek), Mark (Selena), Maureen, Stephen (Kathy), and Jennifer (Dave), as well as the grandmother of thirteen and great-grandmother of eight. She was also the beloved wife of the late Wes Poynton (1982).

June was predeceased by parents Dorothy Read and Reverend Leon Read. She will be missed by her sister Dorothy Holmes and many other extended family members.


Bergen PatBERGEN, Patricia 'Pat' - Passed away peacefully and discharged to heaven on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

Predeceased by her daughter Jennifer Lynn Sisson (1995). Beloved wife of 30 years to Art Bergen. Cherished mother of Charles (Amanda) Linnenbank, Jennifer Anne (Frank) Tiffney and Robert Bergen.

Lovingly remembered by her precious grandchildren; Lucas, Brook, Breanna and Amelia.


Kennedy JohnKENNEDY, John David Stewart - It is with great sadness we mourn the loss of John Kennedy, age 60, who passed away at his home in London, ON, on April 26, 2017.

Beloved son of David Kennedy (Jocelyn) and the late Marion Todd.

He was a son, a brother, a father, an uncle, a friend and a grandfather and will be missed greatly.


Herbert JulietteHERBERT, Juliette (Rivet) (neé ARSENEAULT) -

Born March 5, 1911 in Bonaventure, QC, Juliette came to Welland in 1929.  It is with profound sadness, we announce Mom’s passing on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 in her 107th year.

Cherished mother of Linda Villella (Pat) and family, Joann Sturch and family and Ronald Rivet (Carol) and family. Fondly remembered as a loving Grandmother to many Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren. She will also be greatly missed by many extended family members.

Predeceased by her husband John Herbert and her sons Bob, Hector and Eddy Rivet.


Henry BobHENRY, Robert Wendel 'Bob' - (1937 - 2017) - It is with profound sadness that the family of Bob announces his peaceful passing on Tuesday. April 25, 2017.

Loving husband and best friend of Florence for 55 years. Devoted father of Bobbie Carr, and David (Dennise).  Beloved Bub of Joshua, Andrew, Meg, Christine, Emily, Michael and Zak and proud great-grandpa of Nathan Robert.

He will be greatly missed by his brother David (Patricia). Bob was a greatly loved and respected Uncle to Kathleen Henry (Doug Aarniokoski), Patrick (Christina),  Christopher (Carrie), Suzanne Tattersall (Kevin) and Christopher Duke (Karen) and their families.


CAMILLONI, Edes (Angeletti) - Peacefully and courageously with her loving family by her side on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital in her 91st year.

Predeceased by her husband Giuseppe 'Joe' (1997) and parents Angelo & Marina and sister Maria (Andy). Loving mother of Marc (Penny) and Gabe (Leslie). Dear Nonna of Joe (Laura) and Jamie.

Survived by her sister Terzina (Hermes) in Italy. Edes will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.


MacDonnell JohnMacDONNELL, John - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday April 25, 2017 at the age of 83.

Beloved husband of the late Helen MacDonnell (2015).

Dearly loved father of Dave (Pat) MacDonnell, Terri (Graham) Rogers, Mike (Beth) MacDonnell, Patti (Brian) Weaver and very special uncle to  Barry (Paula) Fairway.  Cherished Grandpa of Joshua, Shendel, Michael (Bianca), Karlee (John), Victoria (Jordan), Allana (Tyler), Melissa and Brianna and great-grandfather of Elizabeth, Natalie, Jonathan, Lochlan and Leo.


Teal DonaldTEAL, Donald Alvin - On April 25th, 2017, Donald passed away peacefully after a long struggle at the Greater Niagara General Hospital at the age of 87.

Loving husband of Shirley for 57 years. Dear father of Wayne, Cathy, Derrick (Nancy) and Todd (Anna). Cherished Papa of Caleb, Hayley, Ashley, Christopher, Kayley, Lucas and Bear.

Also survived by sister Betty Quin and brothers-in-law Chuck Sider and John Ferrara. Predeceased by sister Shirley Sider and brother Gerald Teal, and in-laws Jack Quin, Joanne Ferrara and Jackie Teal. Donald will be missed by numerous nephews and nieces.


GWISDEK, Kurt Karl-Heinz - At Hospice Niagara on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Heinz Gwisdek of Beamsville, aged 82 years.

Beloved husband of Jackie and dear father of Kurt (Maud Rostaing) Gwisdek and Carla (Dave) Mackie.  Loving grandfather of Maya, Danielle and Ben.

Brother of Eberhard Gwisdek and Wolfgang Gwisdek.


Kennedy GailKENNEDY, Gail Margeurite - Passed away at the Greater Niagara Hospital on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in her 78th year.

Beloved wife Don for 50 years. Loved mother of Maureen Wilsack and her husband Brad. Cherished grandmother of Matthew (Brandi) and Benjamin and great-grandmother of Cali.

Dear sister of Brian Rieth (Elaine). Aunt of Brian Rieth and Kevin Rieth (Andrea) and great-aunt of Zoey, Shelby, Harrison and Lex.


GALOTTA, Angelina Maria 'Mary' - Passed away peacefully at Hotel Dieu Shaver on April 24, 2017 at the age of 91.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Joseph (2005).

Dear and loving mother of Ted (Angeline) of Fonthill, John (Paula) of Calgary and David (Elaine Pitcher) of Sault Ste. Marie. Cherished grandmother of Carolyn, Kathryn (Troy Stuckless) and Julia.

Predeceased by her sister Helen D'Amico and survived by her sisters Rosina Popp, Josephine Kivlehan (late Bernard) and brother Victor D'Amico (Cecilia). Also predeceased by her brother-in-law Dan Galotta (late Rosina) and her sister-in-law Mary Clifford (Frank).


Sydlowski MarySYDLOWSKI, Mary Veronica - Mary passed away, peacefully, at the Welland Hospital on Monday, April 24, 2017 in her 76th year.

Predeceased by her parents Nick and Maria Sydlowski and brother John.

She will be remembered, with fondness, by many dear friends.


Mealey CindyMEALEY, Celinere 'Cindy' (née LaPointe) - Passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the age of 86.

Beloved wife of the late Gordon (2008).

Loving Mom of Linda (Clarence) Boudreau, Patsy (Tom) Ashby, Cindi (Rick) Mason, Kevin (Annie), Jocelyn, Don and Darlene Cesar. Special Grandma to numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by her sister Loraine Carter and many other extended family members.


Atkins NoraATKINS, Nora - Nana left us on April 24, 2017 to join her grandson, David (2010), in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family. Nora, in her 84th year.

Beloved wife of Norman for 60 years which was just celebrated on April 22. Loving mother of Noreen (Sam), Sharon (Steve), Lynn (Don).

Cherished and adored Nana to Elizabeth, Kathleen, Ian, Sarah and Rosie; brother Gerry Cyr (Bev 2010); sister-in-law Cathy Crane (Steve); sister-in-law Wendy Atkins (Harry 2016); many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends she loved deeply.


Macedo ManuelMACEDO, Manuel Antonio - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a great man on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the age of 85.

Beloved husband of Maria for 55 years. Loving father to Joe and Fernanda (John) Grabias. Cherished Vavo to Michael, Sandra (Paul) and Cristina.

He will be dearly missed by his brother Jose (Lucia), niece Lucy, Goddaughter Cristina Dutra and many other extended family members.


WHITE, Carolyn Audrey - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Carolyn on April 24, 2017, at the GNGH.

Beloved wife of the late Richmond White (2000).

She will be greatly missed by her cats Molly & Max. Loving daughter of Audrey MacFadden and two sisters Vicki (Dennis) Sallans & Mary Beth MacFadden as well several nieces and her nephew. Carolyn will be deeply missed by her good friends Glen & Donna Stewart and many other special friends of Niagara.


Clement DanielCLEMENT, Daniel Joel - Passed away suddenly at his home on Monday April 24, 2017 at the age of 45.

Beloved son of Joel and Lucy Clement.  Cherished brother of Corrie (Claudia). Loving uncle of Carter and Carleigh.

Dear nephew of Bobby (Joyce) Deslandes, Vivian (Scott) Blanchfield and his special Aunt Lil.  He will be sadly missed by many aunts, uncles and cousins in Quebec and Ontario. Daniel will be fondly remembered by his special friends Richard and Scott.

He will be especially missed by his furry pal MacKenzie. Predeceased by his loving grandma Rachel (March 30, 2017).


Aston GraceASTON, Grace Annie Eileen - Peacefully, with her son, daughter and sister by her side on Tuesday, April 24, 2017, aged 87 years.

Loving mother of Marilyn Holmes and Larry (Glady). Cherished grandmother to David (Gianna), Carri-Lynn, Shelly (Sjank), Jennifer (Jeff) and Scott (Callie). Great grandmother to Deihla, Brinleigh, Jessica, Nicholas, Melissa, Kayden, Zach and Gracie.

Sister to Joan (Ben). Predeceased by husband Bernard (2007) and by brothers Bert, Fred and Ron Osman.


Gale JohnGALE, John Francis - Passed away on April 23, 2017 at the age of 82 years after a five-year battle with cancer. John did not allow this challenge to change his daily routine.

His absence will be felt by his loving wife of 64 years Donna (nee MacQuillen). Father to his sons Wayne (Isabel), David (Katrina) and daughter Sandra (Jeff Shennan). Grandfather to Peter (Jessica), Christina (Dave) Gaston and to his first great grandchild Amelia Gaston.

Survived by his brother in law Douglas MacQuillen as well as John's step siblings Joan Biggar and Ross Gale. Will be fondly missed by many family members and the staff of Stokes Seeds both past and present over the span of 60 years.

Predeceased by his father W. Harry (Alma) Gale; stepmother Anne, and step-sister Mary Anne Robins.


HAINING, Nancy Ann (nee Harvath) - It is with heavy hearts our family announces the passing of Nancy on April 23, 2017 at the age of 86.

She will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 66 years Robert “Bob” Haining. Mom will be forever in the hearts of her dear children Barbara Fletcher (Ralph), and Dean Haining (Maureen).

Nancy’s memory will carry on in her grandchildren Wesley, Stacey, Shawn, and Chrissy. She is survived by her great grandchildren Hillary, Addy, and Mackenzie.


Pettifer GordonPETTIFER, Gordon Bruce - Gordon passed away with great courage, positive spirit and it is with sadness that we announce his passing at the NHS-St. Catharines Site on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the age of 72.

Beloved husband of Lynda. Loving father of Steven.

Dear brother of Mary and her husband George Mooradian. Dear brother-in-law of Bill and Rose Simpson, and the late Robert and Ethel Simpson. Remembered by niece Debbie (Ray), and nephew Robbie.