MILNER, Brian Evan - Surrounded by his family, Brian passed away at the GNGH on June 24, 2017, at the age of 72.

Loving husband of Cindy Milner (nee Brown).

Proud father of Erin Giallonardo (Anthony), Shannon Richard (John), David Lorenzo (Angela), Catherine Milner (Marty Bevan) and Jonathan Milner (Holly). Dear Papa of Ava, Julia, Mya, James Diesel, Anthony Jr. and Samuel.


Turbide LaureatTURBIDE, Lauréat - It is with saddened hearts we announce the passing of Lauréat Turbide at the Welland Hospital on June 24th, 2017.

Beloved husband of Laurette (Lacroix).  Devoted father of Claude (Heather), Marc, Diane and Nancy.

Pépé will be sadly missed by his 7 grandchildren; Derek, Kevin, Michael, Scott, Stéphanie, Jennifer and Kayla and 3  great grandchildren; Corey, Landan and Piper.


Zylstra HaroldZYLSTRA, Hielke 'Harold' - Passed away peacefully at the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital on Saturday, June 24, 2017 in his 89th year.

Beloved husband of Aartje. Loved father of Ralph, Catherine "CJ", and Jeff. Cherished grandfather of Zachary.

Predeceased by his siblings Tina Meere, Julie Kronshorst (Chris), Minke Yska (Rinus), Hendrik and Jetze (Coba), Geke De Jong, Klaasje Pen, Dirk and Johannas.


Waite VincentWAITE, Vincent Bruce – Vincent passed away peacefully on Friday, June 23, 2017. He was 79.

He will be sadly missed by his beloved Wife Marjorie Waite, his 11 Children, 17 Grandchildren and many Great Grandchildren.


Savard BurryleSAVARD, Burryle – It is with heavy hearts that the family of Burryle Savard announces her peaceful passing at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Friday, June 23, 2017 in her 72nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Maurice Savard who predeceased her in 2013.

Cherished mother of “Duff” (Jim) (Beverly), Mary (Stacy), Tammy, Deb (Luc), Rosemarie, Amanda and step-mother of Lise. Proud grandmother of Patrick, Calvin, Stephanie, Stephen and great-grandmother of Lukas.


Librock TerryLIBROCK, Terry Douglas - Suddenly passed away on June 23, 2017 at the age of 65.

Loving husband of Linda for 40 years. Proud father of Paula Milot (Allen). Cherished Papa T of Julia and Lily Milot. Stepfather of Dennis Dortono, Tracey Dortono and her children Cody, Zackery, Connor and Adriana.

Dear brother of Ted (Bobbi), Bruce (Diane), Danny (Jan), Ray (Louise) and David (Randee). He will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his parents Earl and Vivian.


RISS, George - (September 20, 1928 – June 23, 2017) - George passed away at the St. Catharines General Hospital at the age of 88, with family by his side.

Loving husband of the late Helen Riss (2016).

Beloved father of Susan Sims. He will be fondly remembered by his sister-in-law Rita Krahn, as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.


Dorich HelenDORICH, Helen - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Friday June 23, 2017 at the age of 85.

Beloved wife of 64 years to John Dorich. Loving mother of John (Rose) Dorich, Thomas Dorich, Donna (Gord) Pozzobon and the late Linda Dorich and grandmother of Corina.

Dearest sister of Josephine Testa. Predeceased by her brother Michael Michnowski.


Yorke LennettYORKE, Lennett A. (nee Fanstone) – Passed away at her home on Friday, June 23, 2017, in her 65th year.

Beloved wife of the late Col. R. W. Yorke CD. She will be lovingly remembered by her many friends and her friends with The Lincoln & Welland Regiment.

Lennett was a lifetime member of The Lincoln & Welland Regiment Association and a longtime member of Christ Church.


Letourneau RockyLETOURNEAU, Roch 'Rocky' - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Roch G. Letourneau (Rocky) on June 22, 2017 at the age of 61.

He was a devoted and dedicated husband and father. He leaves behind his wife Patricia (Patty) Letourneau (Grawey) and just celebrated their 34th Anniversary. He was a loving father to Meghan Letourneau (Kirk) and Kevin Letourneau.

Survived by siblings Theresa (Harold) Shemko, Luc (Karen) Letourneau, Leo (Diane) Letourneau, Jules (Monica) Letourneau, Roger Letourneau, Lise Letourneau, Guy “Giggers” (Claudette) Letourneau.


ERWIN, Shannon Leigh - Peacefully at home in Dunnville on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at the age of 43.

Lovingly remembered by her daughter Brianne, parents Brian and Betty Lou Brock, sister Andrea (Glen) Houser and aunties’ little prince Brock.

Also sadly missed by many aunts, uncles and cousins.


Kopko MaryKOPKO, Mary - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mary on June 22, 2017, at the age of 97.

Loving Mom of Nestor (Carol) and Olla (John) Parish. Cherished Baba of Rylan and Evan. She will be also missed by her cousin Joe Urbanski and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her husband William, brothers Paul, Peter, Bill and sister Annie.


Ongcangco AnnieONGCANGCO, Anita 'Annie' - Passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the age of 66.

Loving wife of Sixto of 44 years. Cherished Mom of Trish “P.J.” (Jerry) Franklin, Joanna “J.J.”, Reinnier “Rein” (Melissa).

Beloved Mama of Trinity, Maverick, Josh, Sophia and Zoe. Also survived by her family in the Philippines.


Szymanski ShariSZYMANSKI, Shari Marie (Borozny) - Shari's spirit left her body at the St. Catharines General Hospital, Thursday, June 22nd, 2017, age 56.

Born August 31st to Jeanette and Steve Borozny who were both waiting to welcome Shari into Heaven.

Lovingly, Shari now watches over her beloved husband Ted, children Matthew (Emilie LeDuc) and Stephanie, and sister Pam Borozny (Rick Green).


Bartels JohnBARTELS, John - Peacefully at home and surrounded by family on Thursday, June 22, 2017, the Lord took unto Himself John Bartels at the age of 82.

Beloved husband of Tina Bartels (nee Ravensbergen) for 57 years.

He was a loving father to Wilma Haining (Kevin), Sophia Haining (Gary), Brian Bartels (Cheryl), Henrietta Petter (Johan), the late Raymond Bartels, Peter Bartels, and Tracy Bartels.


David RickDAVID, Richard 'Rick' 'Shooter' - At the Welland Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at age 70.

For 27 years Rick was the loving husband and soul mate of Frances (nee, Smith). Loving father of Derek David and his wife Jeannie. Proud “Poppa” of Chayse and Blake David.

Dear brother of Raymond David (Stacey), brother-in-law of Helen Smits (Garret), Christopher “C.J.” Smith, and uncle of Steven and Andrea Smits and Joseph and Alexander Smith. Predeceased by his parents, Omer and Bernice David (nee, Harrison).

Rick was a professional firefighter for the City of Welland, retiring after 31 years of service in 2003.


Potapczyk KrysPOTAPCZYK, Kristina - Passed away after a brave fight with cancer at Sunnybrook Hospital on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the age of 62.

Beloved wife of Bob Pomerantz. Proud mother of Sophie Pomerantz.

Dear sister of Les (Peggy) Potapczyk and Mary (John) Kolbuc.


Strebul VictorSTREBUL, Victor – Passed away suddenly, surrounded by the love of his family, on Thursday June 22nd, 2017 at the Welland Hospital, in his 75th year.

Devoted husband of Irene for 49 years. Beloved father of Julie (Ryan Lipsitt), John (Lara Ventresca) and Jeffrey (Alison Novak). Cherished grandfather of Mckenna, Zachary. Dante and Ivan.

Predeceased by his parents Ivan and Elisabeth Strebul.


Schmidt LauraSCHMIDT, Laura Josephine (nee Turnquist) - Passed away peacefully at Willoughby Manor in Niagara Falls, Ontario in her 93rd year on June 22, 2017.

Born September 7, 1924 in Warmon, Saskatchewan, Laura always considered herself a “prairie chicken”.

Predeceased by her husband Herman (1998), and son Philip (1985). Survived by son Herbert (Shirley) in Vineland and son Nelson (Kate) in Mesachie Lake, B.C.


Milanovic LinaMILANOVIC, Lina - Passed away at the Greater Niagara General Hospital, with her family by her side, on Thursday, June 22, 2017 in her 79th year.

Loving mother of Anita Saieva (Frank) and Valerie Easter. Predeceased by her son John Baba. Cherished grandmother of Giuseppina and great grandmother of Warren, Ray Ray, and Tomareed.


Blazetich MikeBLAZETICH, Michael Stephen – It is with deep sadness that the family of Mike Blazetich announces his sudden passing on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 in his 95th year.

Beloved husband of Rose (nee Lytwyn). Cherished father of Roxann Blazetich-Ozols, Steven Blazetich and Marilyn Sarkis (Ray). Proud and loving grandfather of Erik and Amber Ozols, Hillary Raimondo (Shawn) and Ava Sarkis.

Dear brother of Elsie Marshall and brother-in-law of Mary Blazetich. Predeceased by his brothers; George “Udy” (Jean), Joe, Frank (Mary), and Paul, sisters Mary “Ming” Kaufman (Leo), Rose Malaguti (Rene), Ann Lynch (Ray), nephews Gordie, George and Jerry Blazetich and son-in-law Peter Ozols.


DICKHOUT, Eldon Bruce - (1929 - 2017) - On Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Eldon passed away in his 89th year at Haldimand War Memorial Hospital, Dunnville.

Dear brother of Glenna (late Roy) Warmington of Oakville, Marguerite (Gordon) Warmington of Milton, Orval (Lois) Dickhout of Dunnville, and Sharon Spittal of Lowbanks. Also predeceased by brother Kenneth (Kay) Dickhout. Survived by many nieces and nephews.


Biondi AgnesBIONDI, Agnes Stirling (nee Revie) - (July 6, 1941 - June 21, 2-17) - After a lengthy illness, at the age of 75, Agnes passed away peacefully with her children by her side.

Predeceased by her husband of 50 years John (2016), father Joe (1989), mother Anne (1996) and brother Joe (1996).

Loving Mother of Chris (Lisa), Steven, Tania (Brian) and Marnie (Will). Grandmother to Marky, Marisa, Charlotte and Brittany. Step-Grandmother to Dawson, Abby and Ben.


McCaffery Reece MaryMcCAFFERY-REECE, Mary Carol - Of Port Colborne, passed away peacefully at Northland Pointe on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 in her 90th year.

Loving mother of Scott (Marisa) McCaffery, dear grandmother of Cory McCaffery, dear aunt of Pat (Dennis) Simon all of Port Colborne. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Clarence and Evelyn McCaffery, brothers Claire and his wife Maureen McCaffery, Wayne and his wife Joan McCaffery and her dear nephew Chad Simon.


Daniels JoannaDANIELS, Joanna Margaret - It is with great sadness that the Daniels daughters, Jennifer Daniels (Ryan) and Sara Lococo (Ron), announce the passing of their beloved mother on June 21, 2017, following a struggle with cancer which she fought with grace, a sense of humour and an ever present smile.

Although our hearts are heavy, we take some comfort in knowing she is now reunited with her beloved parents, Joseph Thorp and Margaret Thorp/Smith and her much loved “second Dad” Harold Smith. She will also be welcomed by David, her brother and kindred spirit.


Demchuk BettyDEMCHUK, Elizabeth 'Betty' – Passed away suddenly at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Wednesday June 21, 2017 at the age of 80.

She will be greatly missed by her two daughters Wendy of Mississauga and Vicki of Niagara Falls.

She will also be missed by her 4 grandchildren Daryl Patchett, Leigh-Ann Gall, Michael Patchett & Derrick Franklin as well as her 3 great-grandchildren Alexander, Emily and Dylan.

Sister of Shirley Searle of Kitchener & brother Bob Delaney of Dartmouth.