Miklosik JohnMIKLOSIK, John Jr. - Age 87, a long term resident of Port Colborne and a recent resident of Portal Village, went home October 17th, 2017 to be with his father and mother John and Zuzanna, brother Andrew and sister-in-law Judy.

Born on May 4th, 1930 he attended DeWitt Carter Public School and Port Colborne High School and graduated in 1949. He then attended the American Television Institute in Chicago. He immediately joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto as a technical engineer, in the burgeoning new technology of television supervising about 100 Engineers and technicians.

He retired after 35 years of living in Toronto and returned to Port Colborne. Exhibiting his love of Port Colborne he donated the family homestead to Habitat for Humanity.


Cross JohnCROSS, John Henry – John passed away, peacefully, at home on Monday, October 16, 2017 in his 88th year.

Cherished life-long partner of Mona Aubertin. He will be sadly missed by his daughters Angela Leveille (Gabriel), Nina Pidlesny (Bob Story), Rita Stewart and his stepdaughter Monique Aubertin.

Also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Dear cousin of Grace Philips, Al Beaver (Dorothy), Shirley Deboer (Arthur) and Raymond Beaver (Louise).

Predeceased by his mother Edith Beaver.


Buck BrodyBUCK, Brody Dalton Darrel - Age 25, died suddenly on Monday, October 16, 2017.

Brody was born Dec. 11, 1991, in St. Catharines and was a lifelong area resident. He worked as a roofer with various companies over the years.  He took pride in his work and was developing his own company.

Brody was blessed with a great sense of humour, he loved family gatherings and was an exceptional friend who was always there with a listening ear and a warm heart.

Brody took pride in being a mentor to his younger brother Jake.


Sked GladysSKED, Gladys May (nee Howe) - Peacefully on Monday, October 16, 2017 at Chateau Gardens in Niagara-On-The-Lake at 96 years of age.

Gladys immigrated to Canada from the UK in 1967.

She was the Mum of David Alexander Sked and Sheila Anne Shaw-Sked. Nana of Sarah, Sharon, Benjamin, Simone, Rosheen and Richard; Grandma of Nova, Portia, Luke, Pippa, Dan and Seren.


Neilson MargaretNEILSON, Margaret Rae - With her loving husband by her side at Hospice Niagara on Monday, October 16, 2017 in her 77th year.

Beloved wife of Jim for 56 years. Loving mother of David & Margaret and Ian & Adrienne. Mother-in-law of Catherine.

Devoted grandma of Jack (Andrea), Alex, Hamish, Mary, Camryn, Meghan and Vanessa and Great-Grandmother of Holden. She is survived by her sister Isobel and family in Scotland.


Falcioni JoanFALCIONI, Joan Isabelle (nee Foley) - Of Port Colborne, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Gilmore Lodge in Fort Erie on Monday, October 16, 2017 at the age of 85 years.

Beloved wife of Ramo Falcioni for 65 years, loving mother of Sheila (Doug) Brown, Sue Ellen (Kevin MacMillan) Robison, Randy (Pat) Falcioni, Joe (Melissa) Falcioni and Laurie (Ron) Crews, loving grandmother of 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, sister of Aubrey (Rebecca) Foley, sister-in-law of Mondie (John) Tudan, Joy Foley and Ron Vollick.


Di Pardo Angelo 2Di PARDO, Angelo - Peacefully at NHS-St. Catharines Site, on Monday, October 16, 2017, at the age of 88.

Beloved husband of Maddalena for over 58 years. Loving father of Carmela, and Joe (Cathy). Cherished grandfather of Christopher (Teresa), and Jennifer.

Angelo will be sadly missed by his brother Costanzo (Flora), and his brother in law Arcangelo Fiorillo (Mary), and many nieces and nephews.

Angelo was predeceased by his father and mother Michele and Carmela Di Pardo, and his step mother Incoronata, and his brothers Antonio (Antonietta), Emelio, and Donato.


Steltman BrendaSTELTMAN, Berentje 'Brenda' -  Passed away October 16, 2017. Brenda left her earthly tent which was worn and broken. She now has a building from God, an eternal house in heaven (taken from 2 Cor. 5:1).

Brenda was predeceased by her husband Bein (1995) and by all her siblings.

Her sweet and tender smile and that twinkle in her eyes will be missed by her children: Jen and Henk tenOever, Ed and Diane, Robert (Jo-Anne✝), and Fred and Maureen.


DeGroot TinaDeGROOT, Tina - Called Home to be with her Lord and Saviour, Tryntje DeGroot (nee Heida) passed away on October 16, 2017 at the age of 80.

Beloved wife of the late Clarence DeGroot (2007). Dear sister of the late Clarence Heida (Trix), the late Yitty Leenstra (Fred), Jim Heida (Christine), the late Jack Heida (Hennie), Richard Heida (Jean), Bonnie Buma (Peter), Ted Heida (Lucy), Susan Pearce (Bryan), Sally Cutting (Fred), Bob Heida (Jane), and Margaret Bruchmann (Henning).

She will also be missed by many nieces and nephews and many friends.

Also predeceased by her parents Ted and Margaretha Heida.


Smillie JimSMILLIE, James 'Jim' - Quietly gone to his heavenly home on Monday, October 16, 2017, at the Douglas Memorial Hospital, Fort Erie, at the age of 83, after a brave battle with cancer.

Beloved husband of Annette for 35 years. Loving Father of Mel (Melody), Cheryl (Jon), Sharon (late Wolfgang), Daniel (Barbara) and Lynn (Peter).

Dear brother of Dianne. Fondly remembered by 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

James was an active hockey player with the Chippawa Old Stars, as well as enjoying fishing and an avid outdoorsman.


DeBONIS, Ines -  Passed away at the Welland Hospital on Monday, October 16, 2017, at 83 years of age.

Loving daughter of the late Michele and Carmela DeBonis. Dear sister of Gilda DeBonis and Lucy Orlando (the late Mario).

Cherished aunt to Michele Orlando (Tonia) and Maria Orlando (Tim Kares). Great aunt of Paul Orlando and Krista MacLean (Ryan), and great-great aunt of Luca and Remington MacLean. Also survived by her beloved Holly.

Ines began a teaching career in 1954 at the former First Street School and later taught at Plymouth School, followed by the former Fonthill Public School. In 1989, she retired after 35 years of distinguished service.


Reed TomREED, Thomas Clayton 'Tom' - Passed away on October 16, 2017 at age 71 with his family by his side.

Beloved son of the late Bill and Ida, devoted husband for 47 years to Diane Reed. Loving father to Jason Reed (Kim) and Adam Reed (Kimberly). Amazing grandfather to Elise and Bridget.

Tom worked for General Motors most of his life but enjoyed an early retirement.


Woodcock EverettWOODCOCK, Donald 'Everett' - Passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the age of 84.

Survived by his wife of 62 years, Marion. Loving father to Cheryl (Richard) Pawlick and Donald (Nancy) Woodcock. Grandfather to Darcie (Chris), Michael (Lindsay), and Stephanie (Shawn); Great-grandfather to Bodhi.

Brother to Geraldine (Lawrence) Kirkham, and brother in law to Mervin Winfield. He will be greatly missed by his best friend John Lubbert and extended family and friends.

Predeceased by his parents Edna and Russell Woodcock, sisters Thelma, Alma, Ilean, and Eveleana, and brothers in law Orville and Edward.


Bennett DanielBENNETT, Daniel Douglas - Peacefully, on October 15, 2017 at the age of 48.

Cherished husband of Terrie (Cahill). Loving father of Ty, Kaitlyn, Connor and Riley.

Dearly loved son of Robert Bennett (late June) and son-in-law of Carol Cahill (late Reg). Beloved brother of Mark (Dawn), Dave (Lisa), Joan Bennett and the late June Dommasch. Brother-in-law to Tina Jones (Gibb) and Tracy Cahill (Jeff). Survived by nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was a member of Liuna Local 837.


Defoy LarryDEFOY, Laurent 'Larry' - We are sad to announce the passing of Larry Defoy on October 15, 2017 at the age of 80.

Loving and supportive father to Mark and Steve (Gillian Lescalla) and their mother Aline Defoy.

Cherished grandfather to Marc, Jack and Maci, Matthew, Jordan, Dillan and McKenna. He will be missed by his partner Monique Thomassin.


Sider AlvinSIDER, Alvin Alfred - Alvin passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 15, 2017 in his 91st year at Niagara Falls General Hospital.

Alvin was born April 2nd, 1927 in Wainfleet to Vernon and Bertha Sider. Alvin retired after 46 years with Horton CBI. Retirement years allowed Sanford, affectionately Dad, to enjoy tinkering up at the farm on his lawn mowers and tractors.


Brown ArchieBROWN, Archie - At the St. Catharines Hospital, on Saturday, October 15, 2017, Archie Brown went to be with the Lord in his 94th year.

Beloved husband of Margaret (nee Hiebert).

Brother of Leslie Brown. Predeceased by his brother Stephen, and sister Jessie.


Sabourin PhyllisSABOURIN, Phyllis Rose (nee Alderton) - Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on October 15, 2017 at the age of 88.

Beloved wife of the late Denis Sabourin (2000). Loving mother of Patricia Sabourin (Rosario Castelli), Donald Sabourin (Joanne), Carol Ravenda (Sil) and David Sabourin (Lynn).

Loving grandmother of Jason Sabourin (Tanya), Melissa Sabourin, Celia Ravenda (Tyler Barnes), Calum Sabourin (Jordy Hall), and Caitlin Sabourin (Rick Gagon). Loving great-grandmother of Aria Sabourin and Adalynn Sabourin-Gagon.


Poirier ViviannePOIRIER, Vivianne - It is with great sorrow that the family of Vivianne Poirier announces her passing at the Foyer Richelieu, on Sunday, October 15th, 2017 at the age of 74.

She will be forever in the hearts of her brother Jean-Guy (late Huguette) and her sisters Geneviève (Peter) and Louisette (Donald). She will greatly be missed by her nieces and nephews and their children.

She was predeceased by her parents, Gérard (1980) and Bernadette (née Maurice) (2009).


LOGGIE, Allan - Passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Edgewater Gardens Long Term Care Centre, Dunnville in his 94th year.

Loving husband of Patricia (nee Ballard) Loggie for over 60 years. Dear father of Jim (Clare) Loggie, and Elizabeth Loggie. Cherished grandfather of Matt and Della.


Dam JackDAM, Jacob 'Jack' - On Saturday, October 14, 2017, Jack Dam of Vineland (aged 71), while surrounded by his family, went home to be with the Lord after a short battle with cancer.  

Jack was born in Friesland and immigrated to Canada as a boy. He was raised first in Hamilton and later in Fenwick.

46 years ago, he married Evelyn Vanderkooy, and they soon settled in Vineland. He supported his family by working his way up to Manager at the IGA in Beamsville. When the store closed, he finished his fulltime working days as a cabinet maker and after retirement stayed busy as Custodian at Providence CRC.  


McNiven KateyMcNIVEN, Kathryn 'Katey' (Jeffries) - With sadness, yet gratitude for the loving, generous person she was, we announce the peaceful passing of Kathryn (Jeffries) McNiven at Albright Manor, Beamsville on Saturday October 14, 2017.

Kay (Katey) was born in Toronto on October 17, 1923 to Harold and Gladys (White) Jeffries. She lived a long and fulfilled life.

Loving Mom of Jill (John) Slaughter, Mike (Cathy) McNiven and Steve (Marie) McNiven; cherished Granny of Andy Slaughter, Kerri Slaughter, Mark (Cassie) McNiven, Katie Appleyard, Lauren McNiven, Kelly (Jay) Spence and adoring Great Granny to Lukas, Mackenzie, Devyn, Ainslee, Evan, and Hannah.


Semley MarieSEMLEY, Florence Rose 'Marie' - (January 9, 1926 – October 14, 2017) -

It is with heavy hearts that the Semley Family announces the passing of Marie Semley on October 14, 2017, in her 92nd year at Northland Pointe in Port Colborne, Ontario.

She was predeceased by her husband Jack; sister, Rita Sauve; mother, Delima Bell and father, Roy Bell.

Marie is survived by her grandchildren, John Semley and Jennifer Robert, Jennifer’s husband Mike, daughter-in-law Fran, and son David.


Elliott RossELLIOTT, John 'Ross' - It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Ross on October 14, 2017, in his 80th year.

Cherished husband of Rose Anne (Leeder) for 54 years. Loving father of John (Sherry) of Brantford and Elizabeth (Allan) Spaan of St. Catharines. Proud Poppa of Alyssa and Kaitlyn Spaan, and Ryan and Tyler Elliott.

Ross passed away peacefully, with loving family by his side, at The Stabler Centre Hospice Niagara in St. Catharines.

Predeceased by his parents Reginald and Mabel (Seens) Elliott of Kendal, Ontario, sister Annette and brother Harland. He is survived by a brother Neil (Joan) and sister Joyce (Harry) Boudreau, and many nieces and nephews.


Custodio JamesCUSTODIO, James Percy - Passed away unexpectedly on October 14, 2017 in Niagara Falls, Ontario at the age of 88.

James is survived by his wife Lelia (nee Davis,) daughters Nancy (John) and Margaret (Joseph) and grandchildren – Matthew, Madelyn, Eric and Adam.

James is preceded by his son David (1977).


Duchesneau FernandDUCHESNEAU, Fernand - Passed away peacefully at the Foyer Richelieu on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at the age of 94.

Beloved husband of the late Denise Duchesneau. Loving father of Antoine. Grandfather of Joshua.

He is survived by one sister Irene (Yves) and his brother-in-law Frank and sisters-in-law Armande Pilote, Lise Mercier, Normand (Reinette) Doucet, his cousin Rosaire Carrier and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents Antoine and Yvonne Duchesneau, four brothers Roger (Nini), Clement (Fernande), Eugene (Margo), Laurent and his four sisters Cécile (Ovile), Ida (Roger), Rita (Léo) and Jeannine.