DINELEY, Margaret 'Peggy' (nee Scott) - Passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on April 1st, 2017 at the age of 86.
Beloved wife of the late Joe for 50 years, loving mother of Tracy (Steve Sellwood) and Ann.
Dear aunt of Susan Russell, much loved sister-in-law of John and Doug (Joyce), and she is survived by many nieces, nephews, great and great great.
SPARLING, David Roy - Passed away peacefully at St. Catharines General Hospital on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the age of 86.
Loving father to Brian (Linda) of Surrey, B.C., Allan (Faye) of Welland, Stephen (Sophia) of Brampton and Kathy (Zabey) Racher of Yellowknife, NWT. Beloved grandfather to Patrick, Lisa (Matt), Jennifer (dan), Kerri (Steve), Morgan, Zoe, Bradley (Jessica) and Jessica as well as 10 great-grandchildren.
Also survived by his sister Carol Dixon of Calgary, AB. Predeceased by his siblings Philip and Margaret Kinnard.
CAMPBELL, Audrey - Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Hamilton General Hospital on Saturday April 1, 2017 at the age of 82.
Loving wife of 62 years to John Campbell. Dearly loved mother of John (Jennifer) Campbell. Cherished grandmother of Lindsay, Mackenzie and Taylor Campbell.
Dear sister of Deline (James) Platt, Bill (Diane) Blair, the late Gordon Blair and the late Rita Winkworth.
HUGHES, Annette C. - It is with heavy hearts our family announces the passing of Annette on April 1st, 2017 at the age of 78.
Annette will be missed by her dear husband of 55 years, Bob. She is survived by her children Kim (Rob) Konig, Sam (Pearl) Hughes, and Mark (Sherree) Hughes.
Her memory will live on in the hearts of her grandchildren Shardai, Katrina, Adam, Leah, Jack and Lola. Annette is predeceased by her grandson Jake Hughes (2012).
Survived by her brother Raymond (June) Juneau and sister Helen (Jacques) LePage.
ZACHARUK, Alex - Passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017 at the age of 83.
Beloved husband of Dorothy. Cherished father of Mary (Rick Lanteigne) Zacharuk and James (Sandra) Zacharuk. Loving grandfather of Kathleen, Kyle, Amber, Jessica and Justin.
Alex was employed for over 22 years at General Motors - St. Catharines Plant.
HERMAN, Louis – Surrounded by his loving family, it is with heavy hearts, the family announces his passing at the age of 86, on Friday, March 31, 2017 at Royal Rose Place in Welland.
Louis is survived by his spouse of 63 years Margaret (Simai) and his four loving daughters; Joy D’Onofrio (John), Patty Sciarra (Tony), Carolyn Forster (Mark) and Christine Herman (Kevin Skuta).
ARSENAULT, Ann (McCombs) (nee Calder) - It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Ann Arsenault, peacefully, at home with her husband Gerry Arsenault by her side on Friday, March 31, 2017.
She was an amazing woman, sister, wife, mother, Nana, and friend.
Ann was born in Simcoe, Ontario, the daughter of the late William and Mary Calder. She is survived by her husband Gerry Arsenault, her son Jason McCombs (Cynthia), daughter Shari Gotfryd (Lukasz) and her stepdaughter Lisa Arsenault (Scott).
AUSTIN, Ethel Gertrude - After a long and happy life, Ethel passed away at Haldimand War Memorial Hospital, Dunnville on Friday, March 31, 2017 in her 89th year.
Loving wife and travelling companion of Ken for 70 wonderful years. Dear mother of Margaret (Jack) Ellis, Diana (Gerry) Duncan, Karen (Ralph) Winslow, Ken Austin, and Sherry (Todd) Culp.
SORBARA, Lisa Marie - Passed away peacefully at Niagara Regional Health System on March 31, 2017, in her 50th year.
Predeceased by her loving mother Margaret, her father Ralph and her brother Paul Sorbara.
Survived with sadness by her sisters, Lynda Harendorf, Jo-Ann Christie and Patricia Ward and by her second family of loving and caring staff at Community Living - Pamela House.
VAN DER MEULEN, Henri - At Woodlands of Sunset in Welland on Friday, March 31, 2017, Henri Van der Meulen passed away in his 94th year.
Beloved husband of the late Johanna Dewyn (2013).
Loving father of the late Ben Van der Meulen (1994), the late Marge Vanyken (2013), Henry Van der Meulen (Stephanie), and Genevia Young (Walter).
Henri will be remembered and missed by his grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
SWINSON, Shirley Ruth - At Hamilton General Hospital, on Friday, March 31, 2017, Shirley Swinson, aged 74 years.
Dear mother of Darren (Nicole), Joe (Dawn) and Tammy (John) Bowering. Grandma to Cody, Brandon, Scott, Shannon, Kyle, Jenny, Rachael, Wayne, Tyler, Kurt and Cameron. Great grandma of Aaron, Amy and Dawson.
Also survived by brothers Clarence and Jack and sister Irene.
D'AMELIO, Teresa - It is with deep sadness the family announces the passing of Teresa D'Amelio (nee Bonito), of Fort Erie, on March 31, 2017 at Douglas Memorial Hospital of Fort Erie, Ontario.
Teresa was born in Accadia, Italy on February 4, 1927 where she lived until immigrating to Canada in 1953. She lived in Nelson, B.C. until she moved to Fort Erie in 1966.
She was predeceased by her husband, Gerardo and her grandson Liam. Teresa was the loving mother of Frank (Carol), Rocco (Diana), Maria (Byron McKim), Joe (Lin), Margarite (Mark Dingley) and Gerry (Sandy).
SWARTZ, Leona Arlene - With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our Mother on March 31, 2017 at the Welland Hospital in her 85th year.
Dear Mother to Allan and Shirley, Brian and Monie and Doug and Debbie. Grandmother to Brian Jr., Melissa, Kaitlyn, Ashley and Austin. Also survived by sister Gloria and Bill Gaboury, brother Lloyd (Butch) and Maggie Horne and many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her parents Walter and Claire (Gravelle) Horne, sister and brother in law Nancy and Eddie Burscik and nephew Paul Gaboury.
GARAN, Doreen - It is with great sadness that we announce Doreen's passing on March 31, 2017.
Born in Fort Erie November 6, 1952. Beloved love of Ormand Mathers and mother of Crystal Garan, Hope (Rob) Swayze.
Loving Nana to her 3 grandsons; Dylan (Mercedes) Garan, Devon Garan and Jared Garan and youngest sister to her brothers Chuck (Julie), Jim and Ron Wurzer. Proud aunt to all her nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great nephews and many cousins.
Predeceased by her parents; Bea and Paul Garan, her sister; Joanne, her nephew; Michael and her son-in-law; Alfie.
BORRIS, David Clarence - With saddened hearts, the family of Kathleen Borris announces the sudden recent passing of her son David Clarence Borris on March 31, 2017.
Predeceased by his father Clarence and brother Ken and his life partner Laura Colosimo. Survived by his beloved Mother Kathleen.
McKENNA, Yvette Marie (Tessier) - Died peacefully at the St. Catharines General Hospital on March 30, 2017 at the age of 93.
Yvette was the loving and devoted wife of Edward (Ted) and dear mother of Kevin (Marilyn), Mary (Donald) Inverarity, Patricia, Sean (Michelle) and Kathleen (Bill) Schenck. Loving grandmother of 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
She is survived by a sister Jacqueline of St. Catharines and a brother Roger of Peterborough.
WALKER, Cheryle Lyne - Peacefully, surrounded by family, on March 30th, 2017 at the age of 70.
Lovingly hilarious mother of Stacey Allegro, Sherri Hennings and Shannon Johnston. Coolest grandmother aka G-Dog/Speed racer of Paige, Jacob, Derek, Joshua and Adam.
Devoted sister of Gail Gilmore (Wayne) and Skip Walker (Dawn). Survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. She will be dearly missed by her four legged grandbabies Mojo, Missy, Bella and Raider.
Predeceased by her parents Bill and Mary Walker and her brother Bruce.
BENDO, Ernie - Passed away peacefully at Douglas Memorial Hospital on Thursday March 30, 2017 in his 91st year.
Beloved husband of the late Ruthie Bendo (1998).
Dearly loved father of Cheryl and Wayne (Gina) Bendo. Cherished grandfather of Nikki and Brett. Predeceased by his brother Allen Bendo and his sister Florence Chartrand. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
RITCHIE, Esme Delphine - Passed away peacefully at Haldimand War Memorial Hospital on Thursday, March 30, 2017, in her 80th year.
Predeceased by her loving husband John (2010). Loving mother of Jackie Ritchie, Lianne Ritchie and predeceased by son Ian Ritchie. Cherished grandma "Lady" of Braedan Ritchie.
Also missed by brother Walter (Sonny) Neil, sister-and-brother-in-law Margaret (Roger) Tupling. Dear aunt of Russell (Susan) Tupling, Scott (Janice) Tupling, Heather Tulping, Tamay Brown, and late Leslie Neil.
DESLANDES, Rachel Celestine - Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving children at Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital on Thursday March 30, 2017 at the age of 84.
Beloved wife of the late Albert Deslandes. Loving mother of Lucy (Joel) Clement, Bobby (Joyce) Deslandes and Vivian (Scott) Blanchfield. Cherished Grandma of Danny and Cory Clement, Steven and Brian Deslandes and Great-Gig of Makayla, Braedan, Carter and Carleigh.
Also surviving are her six sisters. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by two brothers and two sisters. Rachel will be sadly missed by Maureen Deslandes and Wayne Carter.
DYCK, Henry Abram - Surrounded by his family our devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many has gone to glory to be with his Lord and Saviour, on Thursday, March 30, 2017 in his 83rd year.
Henry is survived by his wife of 60 yrs Justina (Stella) and dear father of Carol, Brian, Ken (Catherine), Alfred (Theresa), Lorraine (Kevin). Loving grandpa of Jordan, Sarah, Justine, Spencer, Rebekah, Tamara and Braeden. Survived by sisters Mary Reimer, Elsie Klassen (Dan) and brothers-in-law Werner Koop, Gerry Wall and close cousin Gerda vanDyck.
Predeceased by parents Abram and Agenetha Dyck and siblings Hertha Froese (Abram), Abram Dyck (Nettye), Katharina Koop, Martha Wall, Nettie Friesen (George) and brother-in-law Ernie Reimer.
THOMPSON, Elaine Margaret – (October 15, 1952 – March 30, 2017) - At the Extended Care Unit of the Welland Hospital on Thursday, March 30, 2017 after a lengthy battle fought with strength and dignity.
She was the eldest daughter of Alda Thompson and the late William R. Thompson. Cherished companion and best friend of Jeffrey Barwell.
Dear sister of Gary (Angela), Sandra (late Paul), Michelle (George) and Kim (Chris). Loved aunt of Bill (Bev), Ed (Kate), Dustin, Krista (Jay), Emily (Steven), Andy and Mitchell (Samantha).
DUFF, Phyllis Evelyn - Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the Welland General Hospital on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the age of 82.
Loving mother of Deborah (Paul) Fabi. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Selena and Brandon Fabi. Also survived by her sisters Shirley (the late David) Lyons of Georgetown and Anne McPherson (Glenn Connell) and her nephews Ken and Bruce (Jennifer) Lyons.
Predeceased by her nephew Scott McPherson, niece Cathy (Lyons) Turner and nephew Bob Lyons.