BEELEY, Kenneth Harold - Unexpectedly on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the age of 50 years. Ken died peacefully, with his family at his side, at the Hamilton General Hospital, three weeks after suffering a stroke.
Ken was a loving husband and partner to Joy for 17 happy years. Together, they raised a daughter, Owen Goertz. Ken will be sadly missed by Owen, her partner Bruce Pitawanakwat, and grandsons Ethan and Hudson. Ken is also survived by his Uncle Peter and Aunt Ann Beeley and cousins Samantha, Suzanne, and Peter of Lancashire, England, as well as his large extended family in Canada.
NEUPERGER, Imre – Passed away peacefully at St. Catharines General Hospital on Thursday March 30, 2017 at the age of 90.
Loving father of Frank (Donna) and Emmery. Dear friend and companion of Justina Banyai ("Honeyka") of Buffalo NY for 36 years. Papa (with the fishes) will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Erica Neuperger and Alex Neuperger of Arizona. Imre is survived by his brother Endre (Manyi), nieces Bernadette and Livia and nephew András in Hungary.
He is also survived by the mother of his children Olympia Neuperger and in-laws Victor Marx and Görgyi Marx. He was predeceased by his parents Ference and Erzsébet and brother Ference (Sari).
CORMIER, Justin William Robert - Passed away peacefully in Niagara Falls at the age of 38, on Thursday March 30, 2017.
He will be greatly missed by his parents Edmond Cormier & Dale Peconi as well as his brother Kaine Cormier, along with a multitude of close family and friends.
He will be remembered for being a brilliant man, a fantastic guitar player, and his love for tennis and ballroom dancing. A man of many talents.
KARDASH, Alek - Passed away peacefully at the Port Colborne General Hospital on March 29, 2017 at the age of 98 years.
Loving Husband of the late Anna (1994).
Beloved father of Myra and her husband Shawn Inkol of Welland. Cherished Dido of Lara (Kyle) Widdifield and Jesse Inkol (John O'Sullivan). Beloved Great Dido to Phoenix and Tanis.
Mr. Kardash was employed for many years at the Ontario Paper Company and retired in 1982.
DURBIANO, Mary - Peacefully surrounded by her family, our beloved mother passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Tufford Manor, in her 97th year.
Mary has been reunited with her husband Ottavio (1974).
Loving mother of Frank and Sandra (Greg) McDonald. Cherished Nonna of Ashley (Dan) Jordan, Justin (Carly) McDonald and Kevin. Dear sister of Peter (the late Lina) Serravalle and Joe (Chiarina) Serravalle. Mary will be fondly missed by her nieces, cousins and many friends.
NAPOLITANO, Giuseppe "Little Joe" - Surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday March 29, 2017 at the NHS - St. Catharines Site at the age of 79 years, "Little Joe" peacefully left us.
Beloved husband to Filomena (nee LaVigna) and married for almost 50 years. Devoted father to Lucy (Anthony) Continelli, Lisa (Harvey) Kolff and Anthony, and unconditionally loved Nonno to Carson, Antonio, Lucia and Bella Mia.
Survived by his brother Nicola (Pat) and sister-in-law Antonetta; son-in-law to Maria LaVigna; sisters-in-law Antoinetta, Elisa (Sam), Anna (Tim) and Angie. Predeceased by his loving parents Antonio and Lucia; sisters Antoinetta, Maria and Lily and his brother Michel; son-in-law of Giovanni LaVigna and Alfonso LaVigna.
SAUER, Bill - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bill Sauer, on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from ALS.
Sadness for us but great freedom for him, he is absent from the body and present with the Lord.
Beloved husband and love of Cindy(Weldon) for almost 48 years. Cherished father of Nathan (Leigh Ann), and Rebekah. Loved grandfather of Samara, Rachael, Emma, Paige and Logan, and great grandfather of Maya.
Survived by his mother Berenice Sauer, brother Chuck (Carmen) and sister Sharon (Barry) Branston, and nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father Carman.
O'LEARY, Horace - Passed away at Niagara Health System - Welland Site, on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in his 90th year.
Beloved husband of Marguerite for almost 70 years. Loved father of Terry McNutt (Lorne) and Cynthia Gebe. Cherished grandfather of Leanne (Perry), Lori, Megan (Geoff) and Kevin. Great-grandfather of Krystine (Jon), Taylor, Colton and Connor and great-great-grandfather of Lydia and Wyatt.
Predeceased by his sisters Isabel, Gladys and Mavis.
THOMPSON, Lisa Ann (nee Phillips) - Peacefully at home in her sleep on March 29, 2017 at the age of 55.
Sadly missed by her parents Geraldine & Lyall Phillips & her children David (Krista), John (Dawn), Paul (Rebecca) & Brandie Leigh. Beloved Grandma to Tiernan, Evan, Addilyn & Anthony.
She will be missed by her family & friends. Lisa's passions were her family and her dog Daisy.
LeBLANC, Margaret 'Peggy' (nee Younger) - Peggy LeBlanc of Fort Erie' formally of Clarkson, passed away peacefully with family surrounding her at Douglas Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.
She will be loved and missed by her husband of 39 years, Edward Joseph “Ed” LeBlanc. Also missed by her sons, Ernest Foisey (Tracy) of Ridgeway, Kenneth Foisey of Fort Erie, Timothy Foisey (Sandy Kelba) of Port Colborne.
Loving Gpeg of Lyndsay (Mac), Michael (Meghan), Joshua, Emily, Lauren, Corrie, Jessica (Drew), and Blake. Great Gpeg to Finn.
ROBINSON, Doris Isabel (nee Deaken) - Passed away at the Gilmore Lodge in Fort Erie on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the age of 91 years.
Beloved wife of the late Walter Robinson (1997), loving mother of Patricia (Mark) Corman of St. Catharines, Barry (Linda) Robinson, John (Candace) Robinson both of Port Colborne and James (Kimberly) Robinson of Fonthill, dear grandmother of 9 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild, sister of Joan Boggs of Orangeville and Kay Stacey of Brampton.
Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her parents Earl and Lillian Deaken.
MIKITKA, Carol Elaine (nee Cook) - Peacefully at Eventide Home in Niagara Falls, Ontario on March 28th, 2017 at the age of 80.
Survived by her sister Barbara (William 2001) Sutherland and her nieces Nancy & Lynda Sutherland & great-nephew Daniel Sutherland.
WIEGAND, Gary (Norm) - (September 20, 1944 – March 28, 2017) - Passed away in his own home, peacefully watching his Toronto Maple leafs, on Tuesday March 28, 2017 at the age of 72.
Loving husband of Lori Wiegand for 35 wonderful years. Beloved father of Gary and Darryl Wiegand. Cherished grandpa of Jake and Jenna. He will be missed by his daughter-in-law Shelley and his brother Ross (Marg).
Gary will be fondly remembered by extended family and friends, and missed by his two dogs, Charlie and Sophie.
SWAYZE, Ronald Clark - Ron passed away peacefully on March 28, 2017 at the age of 78 after a short illness.
Survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Lynn Swayze (nee Cullimore). He will be remembered with love by his children Mark (Belinda), Sandra Van der Kant (Henry), Trent (Rachelle) and Tracy Martin (Jeff). He will be missed by his beloved grandchildren Jessica (Kok-Wah), Justin, Jerica, Rachael, Tim, Calvin, Jack and Abby. Ron also enjoyed one great-granddaughter, Naomi.
He will also be missed by his brother-in-law David, his sister-in-law Karen and two nieces. Predeceased by his granddaughter Allison, his brother Jeffery and his parents Evelyn and Cecil.
Remembered with affection by many colleagues and former students from his 35 years as a principal and teacher for the Niagara South Board of Education.
DiIORIO, Maria (Del Mastro) - It is with heavy hearts that the family of Maria DiIorio (nee Del Mastro) shares news of her passing on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.
Maria was the cherished wife of Vito DiIorio for 59 years, and much-loved mother to Angelina (Jack) Nation, Ernesto (Rochelle) DiIorio, Adolfo (Kelly) DiIorio and Elisabetta (Shiraz) Mottiar.
As well, Maria leaves behind her deeply-loved grandchildren, Christopher, Alexandra, Joshua, Lucas, Maryn, Addison, Lila, Izaac and Neva. Maria also leaves behind a dear sister, Adalgisa Del Mastro, in Italy.
ROSE, Gwendolyn (nee Beckett) - Went to be with her Lord & Saviour, March 28, 2017 at age 93.
Beloved wife of the late Stanley (2011).
Dearly loved mother of Sharon (Ron) Muntz & Janet (John) Ham. Predeceased by her son David (2005). She will be missed by her grandchildren Ben, Stan, Bryan, Eric, Emily, Belinda, Paulina, Chloe and Naomi. Great grandmother to Steven, Beverly & Thora.
WARKENTIN, Margaret (Gretel) - It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of our mother Margaret (Gretel) Warkentin at St. Catharines General Hospital on March 28, 2017 at the age of 88.
Dear mother of Henry, Marianne, Diane (Nelson), John (Deb), Sara (Doug).
Will be sadly missed by her many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
WARTENBERG, Klaus Warner - After a lengthy battle with cancer, Klaus Warner Wartenberg passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the McNally House Hospice in Grimsby, at the age of 82.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Stefanija Wartenberg (nee Podgorelec), daughter Monica Wartenberg, step-daughter Sylvia Grah-Battersby, step-son Dorian Grah and his wife Deborah, and three granddaughters; Claire Battersby, Isabella Grah and Nadia Grah.
PECK, Marie Tessa - Passed away peacefully at the Welland County General Hospital on Tuesday March 28, 2017 at the age of 70 years.
Marie leaves behind her brother Trevor Reynolds and son Colin Chapman. She will be greatly missed by her friend Robin Muileboom and all her housemates at Lakeside Terrace. She will be fondly remembered as well by other extended family and friends.
She is predeceased by her parents Rita and Edwin Reynolds.
BLANCHARD, Ryan Gerald “The Grouch” – It is with profound sadness that the family of Ryan Gerald Blanchard announces his sudden passing, at home, on Monday, March 27, 2017 in his 41st year.
Proud and loving father of Elise. Beloved son of Brian and Sue Blanchard and grandson of Lorraine White and Bernice Blanchard. Cherished brother of Lee-Anne Blanchard (Aaron Smith), Dan Blanchard (Becky) and Sarah Blanchard (Vince Sorbara). Dear uncle of Victoria, Tristen and Meagan.
Sadly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and his faithful, four legged companion “Rommie”. Predeceased by his grandfathers Henry White and Clarence Blanchard, his brother Sean Gamble and his great-niece Madison Blanchard.
FURNEY, Colleen Mary (Coplen) – Peacefully at Garden City Manor, on Monday, March 27, 2017. Colleen (Coplen) of Thorold, in her 88th year.
Wife of the late Hugo Furney. Dear mother of Marsha (Bill Young), Greg Furney (Erika), Mark Furney (Valerie), Kevin Furney (Pat), Brian Furney (Jenn) and Kathy (Mike McCabe).
Loving grandmother of twelve grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.
MARINELLI, Judith - It is with heavy hearts that we announce Judy's sudden passing on Monday, March 27, 2017, at the age of 52.
Beloved wife of John. Cherished mother of Sarah-Teresa, Louis and Daniel.
Loved daughter of William and Margaret Blair of London. Dear sister of Carolyn Wood (Rick), Beverly Yates (Peter) and Gordon Blair, all of London.
Daughter-in-law of Luigi Marinelli (late Mary) and the late Teresa Marinelli and sister-in-law of Mara Mannella (Sam) all of Niagara Falls and Sandra Ruffolo (Tony) of Toronto.
Judy will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and co-workers at the Children's Aid Society of Hamilton.
BANFAI, Maria - It is with great sorrow that we have lost our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother in her 90th year. She passed away very peacefully on March 27, 2017, surrounded by family.
Loving wife of the late Geza Sr. (2007), loving mother of Geza (Catherine), Julius (Dale) and John (Kim). Cherished gramma of Alexander (Julie), Thomas, Jennifer and Alexis and proud great-grandmother of Olivia and Charlotte.
Maria came to Canada from Hungary as a young woman, met her future husband and built a successful life through hard work, sound judgment and integrity.
VINGERHOETS, John Andrew - Passed away suddenly at his home, on Monday, March 27, 2017 in his 87th year.
Predeceased by his beloved wife Corrie (2010).
Dear father of Janet Rowland-Castellan (John). Cherished grandfather of Jamie Lynn Rowland, Jonathan Rowland (Vanessa) and step-grandfather of Crystal Castellan.
Dear brother of Mary Nan (Henry), Andy (Tina), Peter (Lise), Neil (Jean), Lucy Jarrett (Harry). Predeceased by his brother Frank.
LAZOWSKI, Michael – Passed away peacefully on March 27, 2017 in his 85th year.
Husband of Sophie Lazowski of 65 years. Father of Sharon Cooper, Dr. Brian Lazowski (Kathryn), grandfather of Nathan (Mary-Anne) Wiszniak, Kristofer Wiszniak, Bronwyn and Meredith Lazowski. Great-grandfather of Lincoln, Kalyna, Marina, and Madeline.
Survived by sisters Annie Pastushchyn and Stefanie Lazowski.