Gill JoanGILL, Irene 'Joan' - (May 5, 1920 - August 26, 2017) - Peacefully on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 at Linhaven Nursing Home.

Joan, beloved wife of the late John "Jack" A. Gill. Dear mother of John C. and his wife Charlene.

Cherished Grandmother of Todd and Jade and her husband Tyler and Great Grandmother of Tayah.

Predeceased by her son David, her sister Eileen and her brother Godfrey.


BLACKBURN, Vera E. (nee McLeod) – Passed away peacefully at the Royal Rose Place on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the age of 87 years.

Sadly missed by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mom loved to bake, sew and spend time with her family.


Rampersaud HildaRAMPERSAUD, HildaPassed away suddenly, yet peacefully on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the age of 87.

Beloved wife of the late David. Loving mother of Ingrid Frost and Sandra (Bill) Chapman. Cherished grandmother of Natalie and the late Chelsea. Dear sister of Edith. Hilda will also be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews, especially Clement, Allan, Shaun, Ginger and Alice.

Hilda retired from a career in teaching and went into agricultural farming.


Ciszek GeorgeCISZEK, George – Passed away on Saturday August 26, 2017 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital at the age of 80.

Dear father of Kenneth, Michael and Tim (Starr) and the late Eugene; grandfather of Dyllon Stevens, Hope and Hayley Ciszek, Amanda Hicks and great-grandfather of 3.

Brother of Helen, Eileen, Henry, Pauline and Kathleen.


RANA, Antonio 'Tony' - Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on 26th of August, 2017 at the age of 94.

Devoted husband of Anna (nee Longo) for 65 years. Loving father of Rose Smith (David) and Giuseppe Rana. Cherished Nonno of Anlina, Margio, Andrea, Emily and Talia.

Dear brother of Giuseppe, Lucia, Bettina, Michele and Nicola. Predeceased by his parents, Giuseppe and Rosa (nee Lacalamita). Antonio will also be lovingly missed by Marilena Veroni-Rana and his many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.


Overholt JackieOVERHOLT, Sada Jacqueline 'Jackie' (Lampman) - Sada Jacqueline Overholt of Fonthill passed away Saturday, August. 26, 2017 in her 92nd year.

“Jackie”, as she preferred to be called, was born in and lived in Fonthill her whole life. After she graduated high school and while working at Atlas Steel in Welland, Melvin Overholt came to her door and invited her to go ice skating. They married on May 8, 1948, and began life together on the family farm, raising three children and enjoying a busy social circle.

Through the years, Jackie filled her days helping to manage the farm, baking, canning, and gardening. She was active in Fonthill's First Baptist Church Mission Circle and made soup for the soup kitchen well into her late eighties.


PIETRZAK, Helen Amelia - Passed away peacefully at the Woodlands of Sunset in Welland on Saturday, August 26, 2017. in her 89th year.

Helen Amelia Pietrzak, beloved wife of the late John Pietrzak.

Loving grandmother of Jess (Ashley) and Daniel. Fondly remembered by her extended family in Canada, Poland, France and Germany. Predeceased by her son Mark.

Helen and her husband John were part owners of Helen’s Delicatessen.


Phillips JerryPHILLIPS, Gerald 'Jerry' - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Saturday August 26, 2017 at the age of 82.

Beloved husband of Cheryl. Loving father of Debbie, Donna, Sandy, Grant, Lesia and Laurie. He will be sadly missed by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Cherished brother of Lyall and Clayton.


Dietz SharonDIETZ, Sharon Lee Ann (nee Woods) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sharon on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the age of 73.

Sharon leaves behind her beloved husband, Larry and her children Ron Parkin (Angel), Tom Parkin, Dwayne Parkin (Lisa), Todd Parkin (Bobbi) and Kerri Dietz-Lawrence (Jay).

Cherished "G Mom" of Marley and Quinn; loved "Nana" of Brett, Blayne, Marelle, Kaylee, Nathan, Kendra, Carley, Tyler, Tristan, Mackenzie and Griffin. Predeceased by grandson Gavin.

She grew up in the town of Dundas, surrounded by seven brothers and sisters. Aunt and great-aunt of many nieces and nephews.


McGhie MacMcGHIE, Paul 'Mac' - Passed away at Douglas Memorial Hospital on August 26, 2017 at the age of 64.

Beloved husband of Catherine.

Survived by his children; Laura (Jason) Murray (nee) McGhie, Christopher (Melissa) McGhie, and stepson; Jordan Hay. Also survived by grandchildren; Andrew, Rachel, and Sophie.


Williams RobertWILLIAMS, Robert Francis - Peacefully at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, on Friday, August 25, 2017 at the age of 84.

Beloved husband of the late Diana Williams (January/2017). Loving brother of the late Margaret Williams and brother-in-law of Nina White and her husband Alan of England.

Predeceased by his parents Robert and Mary Williams. Robert will be dearly missed by his close friends in Canada.


Armbrust HarleyARMBRUST, Harley Cecil - (1942 - 2017) -

On August 25, 2017, we lost an amazing, wonderful man.

Harley Armbrust will be missed by his children Crystal, Donna, Darrin, Pat and Jim; grandchildren Amanda, Andréa, Heather and Thomas; great grandchildren Bruin, Boston, Jaydyn, and Jonathan; sisters Rebecca and Cathy; brothers Elmer and Charles; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Lambert RaymondLAMBERT, Raymond Mark - (February 8, 1958 – August 25, 2017) - Peacefully in his sleep.

Survived by his wife Denise, daughter Katy (Brett) Cassidy and sons James and John Lambert; his brother David (Carole) Lambert, their children and grandchildren.

Predeceased by both parents and 2 sisters.

Ray worked as a Tool Maker from the age of 18 and was passionate about his trade.


Ruch GaryRUCH, Gary Walter – Passed away peacefully at the Welland County General Hospital on Friday August 25, 2017 at the age of 75 years.

Beloved husband of his loving wife Ann for over 48 years. Proud father of Kevin (Stacy) and Dave (Shana). Adored grandfather of Brandon, Travis and Cale.

He will be fondly remembered by his sister Barb (Jim) Ballin, and many nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law. Gary was predeceased by his parents Walter and Alma Ruch (nee Tweedy).


Sampson RonSAMPSON, Ronald 'Ron' - (September 26, 1950 - August 25, 2017) - It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of Ron Sampson at Welland Hospital on August 25th, 2017.

Devoted husband and best friend of Karen (nee Fuss). Loving father of Kelly (Jeff Keighan). He was a wonderful grandfather to his 2 grandsons, Simon and Max.

Dear brother of Anne (Bill Gunn), Al (Denise), Dave, Pete (Connie), Cathy and Gord. He will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Predeceased by his parents Mike and Anna Sampson and his sister, Joanne.


Jenson JimJENSON, James Neil 'Jim' - Passed away at the Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton, on Friday, August 25, 2017 at the age of 84.

Predeceased by his wife of 45 years Dorothy Joan (nee Dowding). Father to Paul (Hamilton), Lori and husband Jonathan Lowry (Grimsby). Grandfather to Katherine, Erin, Philip and Wyatt Lowry.

Dear brother to Isobel Ross (Ancaster) and predeceased by his younger four siblings Gary, Marion MacDonald, Anna and Ed. Brother-in-law to the late Bob Ross, Phyllis Jenson (Burlington), the late Bruce MacDonald, Kris Jenson (Hamilton), Marilyn Hodge and her husband Bob (Dundas).


Jeaurond ChrisJEAUROND, Christopher Darryl 'Chris' - After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Chris passed away on Thursday, August 24th, 2017 at the St. Catharines Hospital at the age of 52.

Born November 13th, 1964, he lived a life of no regrets.  Always ready to help when and where he could, and made friends everywhere he went. He will now be reunited with his mother and father, Beverley and Artel Jeaurond, and his children Sadie Tabitha Angelina and Sophia Grace Marie.

He leaves behind his miracle baby boy Christopher Elliot Artel Jeaurond and partner Debra Cuttler and his family Darlene, Brian, Lyndsey and Austin, as well as his closest friends Kimberly Campbell and Wally Waselovich. His step-children Mackenzie and Spencer Walchuk.


Lanteigne RayLANTEIGNE, Ray Henry - Ray died suddenly, Thursday, August 24th, 2017, in St. Catharines, Ontario, at the age of 33.

Son of Laura (nee Wiebe) and the late Normand (57), husband of Lisa and sons William and Frederick.

Survived by his five siblings Ben (Julie), Lee (Jhulie), Hannah, Neil, Andrea and his grandmothers Alfreda Lanteigne and Violet Wiebe and his friends Bridget and Vipool.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.


Cairns BernardCAIRNS, Bernard - (1946 - 2017) - Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at the St. Catharines General Hospital.

Loving husband of Theresa Cairns for 43 years. Proud father of Stephen and David (Julie) and cherished Papa of Annabelle and Audrey.

Dear brother to Mary (Frank), Thomas (Moira), John (Donna) and Ellen. Lovingly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and best friend John McDonald.

Predeceased by his parents Francis and Ellen Cairns, sister Jean, brother Frankie, sister-in-law Mary (Richard), brother-in-law Denis and best friends Jimmy McNeil and Willy Fallis.


Foschini MariaFOSCHINI, Maria D’Aria - Passed away peacefully at home with her loving family by her side, on Thursday, August 24, 2017 in her 92nd year.

She is now reunited with her beloved husband Vittorio Giovanni. Cherished mother of Roseanne (Kevin) McKeen, Ben (Bonnie), Teresa (Ron, 2006) Krawec and Michael (Mary). Proud Nonna of eight grandchildren and their spouses and eight great grandchildren.

Dear sister of Evelina in Italy and sister-in-law to Maria D’Aria, Giuseppina and Filomeno, Renato and Teresa. Predeceased by her siblings Vincenzina, Onorata, Ida and Vincenzo.


Walton KayWALTON, Catherine 'Kay' - Passed away on Thursday, August 24th, 2017 at Ina Grafton at the age of 98.

Predeceased by her husband Alex Smith, her sons Steven and Clifford, husband Lloyd Walton (Tony) and her great grandsons Sebastian and Aidan.

She is survived by her son Edgar (Jeannette), Lloyd (Judy), David (Lorna), Anne (Barry), Joyce (Ron), Father Peter and Lorraine. Dearly loved by 30 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her sister Joyce Trotter.


Vujovich DragoVUJOVICH, Dragutin M. 'Drago' - Drago, age 68, died after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at the GNGH.

Beloved husband of Peggy for 35 years. Devoted father of Milan. Brother of Branko (Stanka) and their children Rajka and Rajko Vujovic, of Niagara Falls, Nikola (Olga), Zorica (Peko) Sabon, and their children, all of Montenegro.

Drago was a retired restaurant owner and Chef in Niagara Falls.


Kennedy LindaKENNEDY, Linda Sue (nee Nail), R.N. – Linda Sue Kennedy aged 65 of the Orchards in Vineland passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017.

Dear daughter of Bertha Nail and sister of Nancy (Wayne) Haroutunian, Brenda (Ed) Kacur, Tish (Ian) Philbrick, Andrea (Sam) Sapiano, and Rick (Shannon) Nail. Linda was aunt and great aunt to 35 nieces and nephews and godmother to 4 children.

Predeceased by her father Walter and brother Kenneth. 


MORLEY, Donald Keith - With family by his side at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital on Thursday, August 24th, 2017 at the age of 77.

Beloved husband of 58 years to Mary Morley. Loved father of Donald Jr., Cindy (Jeff), David (daughters-in-law Cheryl and Rose), and Sheryl (Biff). Loved pops of Barry, Chris, Angela, Ashley, Jessica, Justin, Shaun, Sarah and eight great-grandchildren.

Dear brother of Joan, Marilyn, Fred (June), Isabel and Rick. Also survived by many brothers and sisters-in-law.


Sanko LynSANKO, Etheline Clair 'Lyn' - Peacefully, passed away with the same quiet dignity she lived her life, on Thursday, August 24, 2017 in her 93rd year.

Lyn Sanko, beloved wife of the late Ken Sanko.

Lovingly remembered by her sister Joyce Lemar of England. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her nieces, nephews and their families.

Lyn retired from nursing at the Dunnville Hospital and will be missed by her many friends and former co-workers.


Desrosiers PatriciaDESROSIERS, Patricia - Passed away peacefully Thursday August 24, 2017 at Millennium Trail Manor at the age of 95.

Beloved wife of the late Joseph Desrosiers (1986).

Loving mother of Joseph Desrosiers, Donald Desrosiers and Patricia Ann (Tony) Molinaro. Caring grandmother of Curtis Desrosiers, Anne (Craig) Frew, Heather Desrosiers (Erick Leonard), Ian (Laura) Desrosiers, Laura Molinaro and Natalie (Chris) McClean and 7 great-grandchildren.

Predeceased by her 8 brothers and sisters.