Thompson JaniceTHOMPSON, Janice - Passed away suddenly and peacefully at the Emerald Retirement Residence on Tuesday December 26, 2017 at the age of 77.

Beloved wife of 52 years to the late Alan Harvey 'Tommy' Thompson (2011).  Dearly loved mother of Dave (Karen) and Debbie (Lloyd) Flemington.

Cherished grandmother of Travis Thompson and Thomas and Kyle Flemington.  Dear sister of David (Mary) McLean.  Dear sister-in-law of Larry and Emily Thompson and Arlene Pirko. She will be sadly missed by her 'adopted daughter' Linda Simon and her son Tyler (Lyndsay).


Wickabrod RickWICKABROD, Richard Michael 'Rick' - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rick in New Brunswick on December 26, 2017 in his 71st year.

Predeceased by his wife Jane (nee Holdsworth), companion of Donna Berry. Loved dad of Jeff and Jenny. Grandfather of Jayna and Peyton Young.

Dear brother of Sandy (Rich) Niven, Dave (Diane), Brian (Laurie) and the late John (Cathy). He will be sadly missed by other family and many friends.


Vander Kooij JohnVANDER KOOIJ, John - (December 14, 1948 - December 26, 2017) - 

Passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 in his 70th year. 

He leaves behind his loving wife Caroline. 


Varga KarsynVARGA, Karsyn - Passed away peacefully, with her loving family at her side, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Monday December 25, 2017 at the age of 14 months.

Beloved daughter of James Varga and Angela Ceci.  Cherished granddaughter of Linda Varga, Scott Sampson, Paula Ceci-Billyard and Jim Billyard. Dear sister of Erika, Charlee and Colton.

She will be fondly remembered by her aunts and uncles; Nancy (Roger) McGaw, Eric (Sam) Varga, Kimm Ceci, many great aunts, great uncles and cousins.  redeceased by her grandfather James Varga and her brother James Varga.


Casciato BobCASCIATO, Robert 'Bob' - Peacefully and surrounded by family, Bob left us on Christmas Day, December 25, 2017.

Born in Quebec, Bob spent most of his life in St. Catharines. He practiced dentistry for over 40 years in Thorold, Stoney Creek and Cayuga, and retired in 2010.

Bob loved the good things in life - Italian food, family and friends, and enjoying a swim in the pool. He had a wonderful sense of humour that continued through his illness - you could always count on him to crack a joke. Bob was a generous spirit and would do anything to help those close to him, or even strangers on the street. 


Adie GordADIE, Gordon R. - It is with heavy hearts that we tell you, Gord passed away on December 25th, 2017 at the age of 63.

Beloved husband of Janice. Cherished father to Brooke (Andy), Jordan (Kari), Daniel (Anna) and Matthew. Proud papa to Jacob, Luke, Espyn, Lachlan.

Also survived by his siblings, Robert, Norman, Donald and Christine as well as their families. He leaves behind many wonderful friends.


Pearce BrendaPEARCE, Brenda June - (June 12, 1958 - December 25, 2017) - After fighting long and hard, Brenda succumbed to her illness on December 25, 2017.

She leaves behind her loving husband of 38 years Dale, and her daughters Kellie (Clinton) McCleary and Candice (Tim) Pearce. Beloved grandmother to Brody.

She will be sadly missed by her sister Janet Payson and nephews Ronnie and Ryan.


Charlton Timmins JoanCHARLTON-TIMMINS, Joan - Passed away peacefully, with her loving daughter Karen and friends at her side, at Millennium Trail Manor on Monday December 25, 2017 at the age of 80.

Predeceased by her cherished husband Floyd Rosborough (1971).

Loving mother of Rodney (Trina) Rosborough, Carol (Tom) McCaw and Karen Rosborough.  Predeceased by 3 children, daughter Donna and sons Brian and Steven.


Robb RayROBB, Raymond Alexander - (November 11, 1951 – December 25, 2017) - Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto.

The King of the River has left behind his loving wife and best friend of 44 years, Darlene. Proud father of Shannon Szkatula (Mariusz), Joslyn Krkljus (Mike) and Sarah Robb (Jason Post). A great Papa to his grandchildren Charlie, Luka and Emma.

Survived by siblings; Kathleen (Ken), Thomas (Cindy), Roberta (Barry), Christine, Sharon (Ivan), Carol (Craig), Heather (Barry) and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He will be missed by all.


CORING, Kathleen - Kathleen, of Welland, passed away at the Welland County General Hospital on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at the age of 79.

Loving daughter of the late James and Lillian Coring.

Dear sister of Gerald and Murial Coring, Francis Kaman and the late Joe, Betty Stilwell and Grant Ostermaier, the late Pat and Greg Macdonald, Mickey Coring, Ronnie Coring, the late Tom and Gloria Coring and the late Willie Coring. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.


Wolak SadieWOLAK, Sadie Rose (nee Abbey) – It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother, Sadie Rose Wolak, at her home with her family on the eve of December 24th, 2017 in her 88th year.

She will be forever loved and missed by her daughters Wendy and Brenda and her dear sons-in-law Anthony and Robert.

Sadie was predeceased by her husband Stanley (2014), her parents John and Catherine (Dowde) Abbey and her brothers and sisters Francis, Margaret, John, Murray, Harry, George, Donald, Richard, Rosalee and June.


Huskins FrankHUSKINS, Frank - After a life of spreading peace and love, Frank Huskins courageously said farewell to this world on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at McNally House Hospice in his 63rd year.

Beloved husband of Anne Kravchenko and loving father of Astasia-Lynn England (Steve). Cherished grandfather of Remi-Lynn.

Dear brother of Kohler Huskins (Edith) and the late Judy-Lynn Maracle. Son of the late Vida and William Huskins. Generous and loving step-father to Walt, Patrick and Duncan Mc Ilhone.


STENNITT, William Edward - (March 29, 1932 - December 24, 2017) - 

Passed away December 24, 2017.


Domagala GladysDOMAGALA, Wladyslawa 'Gladys' (née Ziarno) - (1933 - 2017) - Passed away peacefully on December 23, 2017.

Devoted wife of the late Waclaw (Walter) Domagala. Wladyslawa will be forever missed by her daughter Mary (Scott) and son Frank (Lucy). Loving Babcia to Eric, Natalie, Frankie, Daniel and Michael.

Wladyslawa is survived by her sister Bronislawa Sviergula (the late Alex), brother John (Elzbieta) of Poland and sister-in-law Elzbieta of Chicago, and was predeceased by siblings Boleslaw Ziarno (the late Hela), Zofia Brojek (the late Edward), Stanislawa Ziarno, Stanislaw Ziarno and Piotr Ziarno (the late Czeslawa).


DiFiore JohnDiFIORE, John Paul - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of John DiFiore on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at the age of 60.

When faced with a battle that he could not win, he met it with strength, dignity, and faith. He passed away peacefully surrounded by love.

Survived by Kathy, his loving wife of 33 years who he met while they were both students at the University of Toronto. Dear brother of Sandy DiFiore and Phyl Hanzel (Jake). Proud uncle of Steven, Matthew (Cara) and great-uncle of Nathanial, Nolan and Natalia.


Thompson EdraTHOMPSON, Edra Elizabeth – Passed away on December 23, 2017.

Born on St. Joseph Island on February 24, 1926 to parents Herbert James Leonard Wooley and Elma Leonie (Pohly) Wooley.

Her father, a United Church Minister, was out visiting in his church community, became ill and died when Edra was 2 years old. Her mother moved the family to Sarnia to be near their relatives who lived just across the river in Michigan, purchased a house and raised 3 children on a pension of $300 a year.


Jolin GeorgetteJOLIN, Georgette (Legault) - With family by her side Mrs. Georgette (nee Legault) Jolin of Welland, passed away in her 85th year on Saturday December 23rd, 2017.

Beloved wife of Roger Jolin.  Loving mother of Guy (Jeanne Jolin) of Port Credit and Louise (Wayne Bujdoso) of Rockwood. Dear sister of Rollande (late Harry Revitt) of Welland. She will be sadly missed by her 2 grandchildren; Jacqueline, Stéphane and her great grandchild Bradly.

She was predeceased by her parents Doris and Angelina Legault, one brother Philippe Legault and two sisters Marie (Rymond Turpin) and Anna (Albert Demers).


Hallett IreneHALLETT, Irene - Passed away peacefully at Extendicare on Friday December 22, 2017 at the age of 89.

Beloved wife of the late Donald Hallett (2011). Dear step-mother of Warren (Linda), Craig (Jo-anne), Glenn and Dean. She will be lovingly remembered by 9 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren.

Dearly loved sister of Ron and Kathleen Schatz of Saskatchewan. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by 9 siblings.


RODGERS, Dorothy Helen - Passed away peacefully on December 22, 2017 surrounded by her family at Northland Pointe in her 91st year.

Beloved wife of the late Harold - 1994. Loving mother of Danny (Christine), Sharon Huffman (Vic), Ginger Barrick (Bryan), Debra Rodgers-Tremp and April Rivando (Peter).

Dear nana of Leslee Schoenrath (Larry), Dan Rodgers (Jen), Tracy Alfieri (Dave), Rene Dennis, Karrie Huffman-Laramee (Mike), Tom Harriettha (Kyla), Krista Nadeau (Al), Bradley Jackson, Nelson Tremp, Erika Tremp, Jeremy Rivando, Melissa Rivando (Paul), Aaron Rivando and Alysia Rivando.


JANSSEN, Jacoba Maria (Warnaar) - Jacoba (Co) Janssen (Warnaar) was called into the arms of Jesus on Friday, December 22, 2017, aged 97 years.

Dear wife of the late Henry Janssen.  Beloved mother of Harold and Janet Janssen of Beamsville. Loving Oma to Christy and Jim Leva (Kaylyn, Tyler, Jenessa) of St Catharines, Dan and Cheryl  Janssen (Evan, Aren, Nolan) of Beamsville, and Brenda and Brian Kuyper (Irena, Charis, Samuel) of Taber, AB.

Survived by one sister, Wil in Holland, several sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews.


Richardson MarilynRICHARDSON, Marilyn Joan (nee Flummerfelt) - Peacefully at her home in St. Catharines on Friday, December 22, 2017, Marilyn Joan Richardson (nee Flummerfelt), in her 83rd year. 

Beloved wife of the late Captain Maurice L. Richardson.

Loving mother of Vicki (Mike Mangialardo), Christopher Graves (Sally), Scott Graves , Carolyn (Harry Loewen) and Paul Richardson. Loving Nana of Michael (Rhiannon), Philip, Carly Ann, Caitlyn, Courtney, Neil (Natalie), Jaime Lynn, Kyle, Carly and Jacob. Great Nana of Evelyn and Joseph.


MARTON, Frank – Passed away, peacefully, at the St. Catharines Hospital on Friday, December 22, 2017 in his 89th year.

Beloved partner of Jolanda Varga for 17 years. Dear step-father of Andras Varga and Karl Varga (Wendy).

Loving papa of Michael and Allison. Also survived by his niece Maria Berta (John) in Sweden.


Lezetc ShirleyLEZETC, Shirley Anne - (1945 - 2017) - Shirley passed peacefully at home on Thursday December 21, 2017.

Beloved wife of the late Nicholas Lezetc and loving mother of Nick Lezetc, his wife Julie, and their children James and Kirishima, and of the late Michelle Lezetc and her son Weston.

The love, laughter, caring, and generosity that Shirley had for all of her friends and family will be cherished always and forever.


Danch SteveDANCH, Steve - Of Port Colborne, passed away at the Welland County General Hospital on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the age of 89.

Beloved husband of Elizabeth (Dremak) for 63 years, supporting and caring father of Janet (Richard) Phillips, Karen (Mat) Wolf and Frank (Kim) Danch.

Cherished grandfather of David (Andrea), Kristy (Chris), Stephen (Brittany), Spencer, Stephanie (Tim) and Jason, GG Pa of Logan, Paige, Lilly and Darren, brother in law of John (Helen) Dremak, special cousin of Andy (Elizabeth) Fonagy. He will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews.


Prantera SarahPRANTERA, Sarah (Rosetta) – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our cherished Mother on Thursday, December 21st, 2017 at Tabor Manor at the age of 80.

Loving wife of the late Sam. Best friend of Ben Craig. She will be sadly missed by her children Rosanne (the late James) Wallace, Joe (Kathy) Prantera, Frank (Lesley) Prantera and Gina (Andy) Vander Hoeven.

Proud Nonna of Jimmy (Angela), Peter, Bianca, Heather (Alex), Vanessa, Sammy, Nathan, Isaac, Julia and John. Great Nonna of Isabella and Michael.


DaSILVA, Manuel - Manuel of Port Colborne, passed away at the Oakville Trafalgar Hospital on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the age of 85.

Loving husband of Hortense and dear father of Jose DaSilva.