FORINTOS, Monika – (1953 - 2017) - It is with a broken heart that Denes Forintos announces the passing of Monika, his beloved wife of 46 years on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.
Survived by her daughter Monika Forintos of Calgary and her sister Metta Strlendorff of Hungary. Predeceased by her parents Vldr and Eve Strlendorff.
KUDRICK, Nellie - Peacefully at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Wednesday March 22, 2017. Nellie Kudrick in her 88th year.
She will be sadly missed by her many loving nieces, nephews, great- nieces and great-nephews.
Nellie was very active with the Russian Mission Society and was a long standing member of Calvary Church (Scott Street, St. Catharines).
CASSAN, Audrey Margaret (Ainsworth) - Of Port Colborne, Ontario, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Tuesday, March 22, 2017.
Born in Toronto on April 6, 1926, she was the eldest daughter of Ethel (Hare) and Clifford Ainsworth. Audrey is survived by Steven and Michele Cassan, Marnie and Brian Lambie, Judy Cassan, MaryAnn Cassan, and Audrey’s baby sister Melba her husband John Blanchard. She also has 5 nieces and nephews, 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by the love of her life, Cameron (1986), son Bradley (1993), son Greg (2015), her brother Ross (1993) and his wife Dorie (1994).
SULLIVAN, Brian - Passed peacefully at Hotel Dieu Shaver on March 22, 2017 at the age of 84.
Cherished husband of 58 years to Eileen. Loving father of Nancy General, Maureen (Guy) Sullivan, Teresa (Ken) Sullivan, and Timothy. Adoring Papa of Alex, Alyse, Hannah, and Sinisa.
Also survived by brothers-in-law Kenneth (Dorothy) O'Brien, Tom Hamilton and sisters-in-law Anne O'Brien and Phyllis O'Brien. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his siblings John (Marguerite) Sullivan, Patricia (Tom) Glinski, and Gretchen (Richard) Wilson and brother-in-laws Neil (Rhoda) O'Brien, Richard O'Brien and Jack O'Brien and sister-in-law Mary Hamilton.
CALDWELL, Irene - Passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Wednesday March 22, 2017 at the age of 88.
Beloved wife of the late G.W. 'Bill' Caldwell (1992).
Dearly loved mother of Ron (Cheryl), Joyce (Robert), Barb (Bill) and the late David. Cherished Granny of Tracy (Pete) and Marissa (Iain) and Great-Granny of Aubrey and Evalyn.
LATKA, William Charles 'Bill' - Peacefully at McNally House Hospice on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the age of 86.
Beloved husband of Helen Latka (nee Prevost). Loving father of Louise Tebworth (David) and Donna Reilly (Rick). Cherished grandfather of many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
Bill is survived by his twin brother John Latka (Lorna). Predeceased by sister Eleanor Pilon (the late Harvey). He will be dearly missed by many nieces and nephews.
GALLANT, Justine (Goupil) - It is with great sadness and sorrow that the family of Justine Gallant announces her passing on March 22nd, 2017 at the age of 88.
Cherished mother of Paul (Ninetta) and Marc (Lina) Adored grandmother of Jason (Sheri), Andrew (Ali), Blake (Lindsey) Craig (Amber), Jessica and Madison. Great-grandmother of Davina, Malcom, Sophia and Cole.
She will be sadly missed by her two sisters Cecile (Didace Roy) and Lucille (Roland Guillemette) all of Quebec. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and brother and sisters in law.
Predeceased by her loving husband of 65 years Gabriel Gallant (July 2, 2016) and by two children Andre and Marcel of Welland, also by her parents Leon Goupil and Laura Goupil (Lecours),
CIARROCCA, Giuliana - Passed away peacefully at Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital, St. Catharines on March 22, 2017.
Beloved wife of the late Giovanni (1999), loving mother of Ginevra Ciarrocca and Fausta (late John) Mascia. Devoted nonna of Robert (Tabi) Mascia and Christopher (Mallory) Mascia; loved bisnonna of Austin
Survived by her brother Luciano (Marisa) Valsi; sisters in law Nerina Valsi, Maria Valsi, Rachele Ciarrocca, Evelina Ciarrocca and brother in law Domenic Ciarrocca. Predeceased by sisters Nunzia (Ettore) Ciarrocca, Eva (Leo) Colasante and brothers Velio Valsi and Severino Valsi; brothers in law Nicola Ciarrocca and Remo
Ciarrocca; sister in law Teresa Ciarrocca.
PROCYSHYN, Olga 'Ollie' (nee Mishko) - With a tear in our eye and warmth in our heart, we announce the passing of our beloved mother, wife, nana, sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Ollie passed away peacefully on March 22, 2017 in her 86th year.
She will forever be remembered by her loving family and friends. Survived by her husband Ted, daughter Stephanie (Harold), daughter-in-law Shelley, brother Walter (Evelyn) and grandchildren Braydon, Dalton, Nolan, Matthew and Bryanna.
Auntie Olga/Aunt Ollie dearly loved by many nieces and nephews. Now resting in the loving arms or her sons Theodore and Joseph.
EDWARDS, Valerie Lavinia - Passed away peacefully and with grace with her family by her side at the NHS-Niagara Falls Site on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the age of 89.
Beloved wife of the late Thomas “Tommy” Edwards (2006).
Cherished mother of Adele, and Yvonne (Brian). Dear Nana of Laura (David), and Timothy (Lori-Anne). Special Nana-Nana of Malcolm, Tyler, Nathaniel, Dylan, and Ethan.
DEMPSTER, Georgina Ann - Passed away on March 22, 2017, aged 68 years.
Beloved wife of Alan Dempster and loving mother of Fraser, Colin and Erin.
Sister of Jackie (Harry) Powell. Daughter of the late Jack & Lillian Hunt.
KLASSEN, Walter Frank - Walter passed away peacefully after a short illness, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton, on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in his 77th year.
He has gone to be with the Lord, and to tell his beloved Cathy all about their grandchildren.
Predeceased by his wife of 47 years, Cathleen (née Baerg) in 2011, Walter was a loving father to Sharon (Bruce Pilcher) and Jane (Jason Turchin). His four grandchildren Emily, Liam, Adam and Miranda will miss his humour, kindness and the regular trips to the park.
VAN LEEUWEN, Darren - (July 8, 1966 - March 22, 2017) - It is with heavy hearts the family announces Darren passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the age of 50.
Husband of Elizabeth and father of Meghan - his "Megster " whom he loved dearly.
Loved son of Patricia Milne Dopko (the late Adam) (2013). Cherished brother of Richard (Christina), David (Wilma), Michael (Lori), Trevor (Srithip), Troy (Donna) and Patricia (Mandy). Predeceased by his father Cornelius "Kees" (2009). Missed also by his step-mother Beverley (Richard) Heywood, step-siblings Nadine (Dave) Laister and Ryan Shea, mother-in-law Lee Johnson, father-in-law Bruce (Laurel) Johnson, grandmothers, in-laws, many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.
SANTEK, Vladimir 'Vlad' - Passed away, peacefully, in the loving arms of his family at Hospice Niagara, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 his 88th year.
Dear husband of Helen (Koleshkoff). Loving father of Krisie Martin (Kenny), Karen Haarbosch (Mike) and Ellana Mascitelli (Mario).
Beloved grandfather of Philip Martin (Tamera), Jenny Even (Jamie), David Martin (Kelly), Mila Cuviello (David), Marco Mascitelli (Carly), Kristoffer Haarbosch, Alex Haarbosch (Emily). Cherished great-grandfather of Lexie, Nicholas, Max, Evy and Remy. Dear brother of Georgina Severinsky (John).
Predeceased by his parents Vid and Mary Santek and sister Angelina Baltich. Dear friend of Martin Pasko and Zvoni Nenadovich. He is survived by many nieces and nephews.
LAHAIE, John Richard - With heavy hearts we announce the passing of John on Tuesday, March 21, 2016 at the age of 53.
Predeceased by his father John Wilfred (2006). Sadly missed by his family: daughter Kaiyla Lahaie (Chris) and their son Theo, mother Joan, and siblings Joanne (Frank) Capano, Ron Lahaie, Kathy (David) Pasternack, and Antoinette Lahaie.
Also remembered by many nieces and nephews, and great-nieces-and-nephews.
HIGGINS, Alexander D.W. 'Sandy' - An honorable soldier died on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Douglas Memorial Hospital, Fort Erie, at the age of 81.
Beloved husband of the late Caroline (2007). Loving father of Lorrain Hayes and Dale (Kim). Cherished Papa of Richele, Ryan, Corey and Cody. Dear brother of Shirley Wilde and Alda Burbidge. Fondly remembered by nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by sisters Colleen and Mary Lou.
Sandy was in the Canadian Military until 1968, thereafter returning to Niagara Falls to work at Canada Post as a letter carrier until his retirement.
ORETO, Wilma Jean (nee Cartmer) - Wilma came into the world on October 3, 1937 and left this world for new adventures on March 21, 2017 at the Niagara District Hospital.
Wilma is survived by her nieces Linda, Joanne, Cathy, Debbie and their families along with numerous cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Fred (2008), her parents George and Grace Cartmer, brother William, sister in law Barbara and her niece Sandy.
She is survived on her husband's side by her brother-in-law Paul, and nephews and nieces Tony, Louise, Mike, Kathy, Maria and Paul Jr. and their families.
PHILIPPE, Cecile (nee Giroux) - (June 16, 1919 - March 21 2017) -
Mom was born in St. Luc Co. Dorchester, Quebec in 1919. Her parents were Joseph Giroux and Delia Gagnon. She grew up in L’Alverne Co. Bonaventure, Gaspesie during the depression where she was rich in family and love.
She and her beloved husband, the late Leonard Philippe (1980), moved to Welland in 1953 looking for a better life to raise their growing family of six. Cecile has gone to join her husband as well as her loving grandson, John-Micheal Martin (2006) and her best friend of fifty years, Lena Stuart.
She is survived by her children, Jacques (Marcella), Diane Martin (George Janiszewski), Gaston (Teresa), Solange Woronchak (Al), Michel (Corina) and Monique (David Tonigussi) and her son-in-law John Martin.
MARTENS, Shaun - It is with great sadness that the family of Shaun Martens, beloved husband of Jacqueline Martens and adoring father of Julia Martens, announces his passing on March 21st, 2017 at the age of 38 years.
Shaun will be fondly remembered for his wit, talent and devotion to his family and friends.
Shaun is survived by his brother Aden (Stephanie) Martens, sister Kara (Mark) Murias and family in-law John, Theresa, and John Jr. (Joanna) Harris, and was predeceased by his parents Eric and Lela Martens.
LANGENDOEN, Bastian Arie - Was called home by his Lord & Saviour on Monday, March 20th, 2017 at the age of 88.
Survived by his wife Jean Langendoen. Predeceased by his first wife Adriaantje Anna "Jane" Witte, daughter-in-law Jocelyn and grandchildren William and Teddy.
Dear father of John (Karen), Andy (Rhea), Ernie (Betsy), Don (Kathy), Jennifer (Thom), Chris (Ted), Sharon (Arnold). Blessed with 18 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Remembered by brothers Cor, Andy, John, Ron and sister Nell. Predeceased by brothers Arie, Evert, Bert, Bouwe, Peter.
ALBANO, James Vincent – Passed away, suddenly, at the Welland Hospital on Monday, March 20, 2017 in his 70th year.
James will be sadly missed by his dear friends Roch, Robert, Richard and Angelo.
They will remember, with fondness, their many conversations, stories and laughs shared over coffee at Tim Hortons.
RIGBY, Dave 'Chick' - Former Sports Editor of The Niagara Falls Review, passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Monday March 20, 2017 at the age of 69.
Predeceased by his parents Charles and Celia and his brother Edward 'Ted."
He will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended families and friends.
McGLASHAN, Malcolm Allan 'Mac' - (January 25, 1931 – March 20, 2017) - Sadly, Peter and Edward Semenuk announce the death of their longtime friend, Malcolm Allan McGlashan, on March 20, 2017 at Douglas Memorial Hospital in Fort Erie.
Mac was born at the family farm on Foss Road in Fenwick, the only surviving child of Charles (1977) and Stella (Rice) McGlashan (1936).
He was predeceased by his sisters and their husbands, Eleanor Guenther (Howard), Jean Lyons (William), Catherine McGlashan and Mary Haist (Clint), as well as his sister Rose (1936) and his brother Charles (1922). Mac also leaves several nieces, nephews and cousins.
SHEPPARD-SLUTE, Leah Carolyn - It is with deep sadness that Leah's family announces her passing at McMaster Children's Hospital on Monday, March 20, 2017.
Much loved infant daughter of Darryl Sheppard and Emerlee Slute. Dear baby sister of Kallie-Marie, Bodhi and Owen. She leaves special memories for her grandparents Aaron Mueller, Karen Hawkins and Nadine Sheppard; aunts Jenn Slute, Jessie Maffei, and Jessica Hawkins (Brenden Mullen); uncle Chris Sheppard and cousin Wynter.
She was predeceased by her grandfather Tim Sheppard.
WINGFIELD, Donald James - Born in Dunnville in 1931, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, March 19, 2017, with his loving family by his side.
After marrying his public school sweetheart Elizabeth Weiderick nearly 63 years ago this year, they moved to Oakville while Don worked in Toronto for close to 35 years.
Don leaves behind his wife Liz, 3 children Debra (Paul) Walker of Kelowna, BC, John (Nicky) Wingfield of Dunnville, ON, and James (Kim) Wingfield of Burlington, ON.
MORELLO, William Joseph - Passed away peacefully at the Tufford Manor in St. Catharines on Sunday, March 19, 2017, in his 88th year.
William Joseph Morello, beloved husband of the late Patricia Morello (nee Duffin).
Loving father of Debbie (Joe Demoe), Allison (David Baird) and Michelle (Jeff Thomas). Loved grandpa of Dustin, Dylan, Megan, Aaron, Melissa and Miya.