TELLIER, Curtis Alexander – It is with profound sadness that the family of Curtis Tellier announces his passing at the Welland Hospital on April 22, 2017 in his 61st year.
Beloved soul mate and best friend of Carole Boudreau. Cherished son of Raymond and Lorna Tellier. Loving father of Brandy (Jay), Tahnee (Zack), stepfather of Douglas and Drayden (Vickie) and grandfather of Aiden and Alexa.
Dear brother of Wray and Renee. Uncle of Crystal, Delanie, Kailea and Rayanne.
ZINKWEG, Diederick Maris – It is with broken hearts that the family of Diederick Zinkweg announces his passing at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in his 72nd year.
Diederick passed away the same way he lived each day of his life; with faith, dignity and surrounded by the love of his family.
Cherished husband and best friend for 40 years of Carol. Cherished father of Candace (Mark Austin), Pieter and Matthew. Proud and loving grandfather of Tristan and Justin and great-grandfather of Nylah May, Elijah Avery, Iziah Noah and Destiny.
FORTIER, Fleurette 'Flo' (née Plante) - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in her 84th year.
Beloved wife of Bert Fortier. Predeceased by first husband Jean-Claude Labelle.
Cherished mother of late Laurent (Luc) Labelle, Laurent (Marc) Labelle (Thérèse), Michel Labelle (Maria) and the late Yvan. Step-mother of Jeannette, Michael Fortier and Kim Blanchard (Dave).
LONG, Enid Jeanette (nee Weed) - With gratefulness to God for blessing us with a beloved mother and grandmother who passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in her 99th year.
Enid was born on Foss Road, Pelham Township on April 16, 1919. Predeceased by her loving husband Bill (1998) an her infant daughter. She is survived by her daughter Valerie (Peter) and her grandsons Pete, Matthew and Brendan.
Enid was an accomplished pianist. She served as a Corporal in the Red Cross and nursed at the St. Catharines General Hospital during the war years. She was a sixty year member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.
MULKINS, Robert Lee - Passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday April 21, 2017 in his 87th year.
Father to Diane, Judy, Mark and Penny (Wayan). Stepfather to Freda, Andy, Angelo (Tanya) and Angel. He was “GRANDPA On The Farm” to 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
He will be sadly missed by his sister Betty, and many nieces and nephews.
EASTON, William 'Bill' - Peacefully on Friday, April 21st, 2017 at the Hamilton General Hospital at the age of 68.
'Newf' loved his birthday breakfasts with his family and enjoyed dropping in on his friends without notice. He loved being called 'Poppy' as he lived for his grandkids.
Survived by wife Sharon and his children Roni-Sue (Gino) Gicante, Mark (Cheryl) Easton and Billie Jo (Bill) Hartlen. Dear Poppy of Amanda, Justin, Ethan, Nicholas, Kaitlyn, Brianna and Hunter. Bill is survived by many loving brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his parents William and Gladys Easton.
CROSS, Cecilia (nee Patton) (Webster) – Peacefully passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Linhaven Home at the age of 93.
Beloved wife of the late Leroy Cross.
Loving mother of Robert and Charles (Cecilia). Lovingly remembered by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
HAYNES, Gloria Ruth (nee Woodham) - Suddenly at home on Friday, April 21, 2017, at the age of 62, Gloria Ruth Haynes (nee Woodham).
Mother to Laurie and Robert. Dear sister of Linda (Vern) Dennis, Les (Darlene) Woodham, George (Diane) Woodham, Sheila Van Mil (Steve VanderVelde), Stan (Brenda) Woodham, Murray (Sandy) Woodham, the late Mark (2006) and Wayne Woodham.
Predeceased by her parents Gord and Eva Woodham.
MATTHEWS, Beatrice Alene 'Bea' - Peacefully at Garden City Manor on Friday, April 21, 2017, Bea Matthews, aged 80 years.
Predeceased by husband Bob (2016).
Loving mother of Joy, Janet (Mike) Purcer and Rob. Grandmother of Sherri (Thomas), Cristy (Adam), Jennifer (Corey), Matthew (Ashley), Chris, Lisa, Greg and Samantha.
Also survived by 13 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
Predeceased by sister Cheryl Monahan and granddaughter Tanya.
SZALA, Louise Susanna (nee Bulanda) - On April 21, 20167, just shy of her 92nd birthday, Louisa Susanna Szala (nee Bulanda) passed away as she always wished: living independently in her own home, with no lengthy illnesses, and surrounded by remembrances of an active life lived to the fullest.
Devoted wife of the late Feliks Szala (1918-2003), much loved “Mumsey” of Janine (Bob Arthur) and Linda (Tom Goldspink), she was born in St. Catharines on May 3, 1925 to Susanna and John Bulanda, and predeceased by her brother Arthur “Bolo” Bulanda.
GAHN, Bert William - Passed away at Juravinski Cancer Centre with family and friends at his side on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the age of 46.
Dearly loved son of the late Fritz and Helen Gahn. Loving father of Grace Goertzen. Dear brother of Brian (Sue) and Barb (Dave Smith). Cherished uncle of Matthew and Kelsey Gahn Smith.
Bert was lovingly cared for in his final days by his girlfriend Joleen Hawkins Leek, and close friends Linda Booth, Freda Taylor and Janice Winbow.
BURATTINI, Concetta - Passed away peacefully on April 20, 2017 at the St. Catharines General Hospital at the age of 77.
Loving wife of the late of Darmo - 2012.
Dearly missed by her sons Albert (Wendy) and Gino (Janet). Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Sam (Danielle), Amanda (Michael), Jordan, Shelby (Dan), Mauryah (Chris), Jessica, Katelyn and by her great-granddaughter Mia.
Devoted and caring aunt to Lena Sassano (Robert), Danny Sassano and to her great nieces and nephews Keri, Allan, Laura, Felisha and Patrick.
BROWNELL, Arthur Ernest - After an unexpected illness, and with his family by his side on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington in his 79th year.
Loving husband of Diane (Wren) Brownell for almost 58 years. Dear father of Lee (Kris), Scott (Donna), and Chris (Lori). Devoted and loving grandfather of Jimmy-Lee, Bradley (Tasha), and Jesse (Rhi); Brock and Jaden; and Trevor and Nicole; and great-grandchildren Degan, Dominic and Lincoln.
Brother of the late Phyllis (Bill) Stevenett. Brother-in-law to late June (Alf) Hare, and Rick Wren (Don Upper). Also sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
REED, Jeffrey 'Jeff' - Passed peacefully at St. Catharines General Hospital after a long struggle with Parkinsons on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the age of 70.
Loving husband of Gill of 9 years. Father of Kristoffer (Kristi), Craig (Lori) and stepfather of Andrew (Katie). Grandad to Meladori and Sebastian. Also survived by his aunt Vera Clay.
Jeff emigrated to Canada in 1970 and worked as a painter at Hinterhoeller and C&C Yachts until the early 1990s.
KACZOR, Stanley - Peacefully on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at the Welland Hospital in his 98th year.
Beloved husband of the late Ida for 74 years.
Loving father of Klaus of British Columbia and Peter (Barbara) of Calgary. Dear grandfather of Jason, Kerry, Kassandra. Great grandfather of Ashley, Marcus, Paris, Kendra. Predeceased by his sister Steffa Popiel.
Born in Poland, Stanley served in World War II in Poland and Russia. Before coming to Canada he lived in Germany with his wife Ida whom he married in Czechoslovakia during the war. Stanley was a custodian at both St. Charles School and the Thorold Medical Clinic.
MURDOCK, Cecil R. - (November 6, 1935 – April 20, 2017) - Peacefully passed away, with his family by his side, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital.
Beloved husband and best friend for 59 years of Myra.
Cherished Dad of Vincent (Cindy), Babette (Greg) Bailey, Jason (Loral), Darlene (Elliott Robbins), Naomi Deschamps (Al), Robert (Ashley), and the late Kevin.
Loving grandfather of 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
WILLIAMS, Larry Reid – Passed away peacefully at the GNGH at the age of 82 on April 20, 2017 after a lengthy illness.
Predeceased by his wife Shirley Rose (nee Shapland) Williams, his two sons John Reid Williams and Bruce E Williams, and his brother Loyd “Bud” Williams.
He be sadly missed by his surviving sons Bill and Lorraine Williams, Robert “Bob” and Dorie Williams and David Williams. He will also be greatly missed by his brother Lyle Williams (Kitchener) and his nephews, nieces and grandchildren.
ASCENZO, Assunta - Peacefully on Thursday, April 20, 2017 in her 94th year, Assunta joined the love of her life, Gino.
Loving mother of Camillo (June) and Gabriele (Denise). Wonderful Nona to Leila (Whitney), Marc, Andrea, Michael and Joseph.
Dear sister of Giovanni Presutto (Gina) and Sister-in-law of Pasqualina Ascenzo and Bambina Ascenzo. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
CLARKSON, Irene - At Oakwood Park Lodge in Niagara Falls on April 20, 2017, we said goodbye to our beloved Mother, Sister, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother Irene (nee Stuart) Clarkson. She was 89.
Irene was born in England and has lived in Fort Erie and Stevensville since 1953. Irene was passionate about her family and its heritage, and her faith in God.
She leaves behind her sons Michael (Jennifer) and Steve (Cathy); brother Roy (Darlene) Stuart; grandchildren Paul (Antonella), Kevin (Christie), Matt and Katie Clarkson; great granddaughters Skye and Hannah Clarkson; many nieces and nephews in England, good friends Judy Rossiter, Diane Gray, Storm and Tanya Sanza, and extended members of the Vanderklei family.
Irene was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Fred Clarkson, in 2003 and her brother Gordon Stuart in 2000.
EWART, Alice - Peacefully at her Henley House home, on April 20, 2017, with her beloved granddaughter Alison at her side, Alice passed away, in her 94th year.
Predeceased by her loving soulmate, George, in 1974.
Alice is survived by her three children, Gord (Stoney Creek, Ont.), Dianne (Nanoose Bay, B.C.) Doug (Nanaimo, B.C.) and their spouses. Devoted grandmother of Alison (Glen), Susie, Ryan and David. Alice celebrated the blessing of her first great grandchild, Lillian Margaret, in 2011.
BREMNER, Gordon Clifford - Passed away at St. Peter's Hospital, Hamilton, on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in his 81st year.
Beloved husband of Virginia (nee Bonifacio). Loved father of Kim Palios (Nick), John Bremner (Sarah) and Mike Bremner. Cherished grandfather of Adam, Stefan, Emily, Summer, Georgia, Griffin and Oliver.
Dear brother of Jack Bremner (Joyce) and brother-in-law of Rita Rowell and Rudy Bonifacio (Sue).
GALLO, Giuseppina (nee Notarianni) - Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at the Welland Hospital on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 Giuseppina Gallo (nee Notarianni) of Welland passed away in her 96th year.
Beloved wife of the late Antonio Gallo (2008).
Loving mother of Agostino (Bonnie) and Rose (Joe) Nicotera. Nonna will be sadly missed by her 5 grandchildren; Anthony (Julie), Teresa (Rob Kish), Paul (Julie), George (Elena) and Anthony (Shane).
Cherished "Big Nana" of 8 great grandchildren; Amanda, Samantha, Elizabeth, Ian, Gavin, Alessandro, Gianluca and Giorgia. She will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
RUDNISKY, Amelia 'Millie' (nee Rozic) - Formerly of Port Colborne, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the University Hospital in London at the age of 92 years.
Beloved wife of the late Elmer Rudnisky (2005), loving mother of Jim Rudnisky and his wife Bonnie of Kitchener and Cathy Kielb and her husband John of London.
Loving grandmother of Jennifer and her husband Jurgen Kleylein and Mark Rudnisky and his wife Amanda, great grandmother of Edson and Arlo Rudnisky. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
ROSE, June Lillian, R.N. - (1947 - 2017) - Passed away at her St. Catharines home on April 19, 2017 with her husband Raymond Benson at her side, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Survived by her husband Raymond, children Anatole and Jaime (Bree), and sister Heather Rose M.D. of Halifax, N.S.
CLENDENING, Marquis William 'Bill' (Sgt. Maj.) - At home on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at the age of 81.
Survived by his wife Nancy and daughter April, and good friend Judy Wade and her daughters Jenna (Chris) & Kelly (Rodney) and family.
Predeceased by parents Marquis & Edith, two sisters Lois Young and Irene Young.
Bill was a dedicated member of the Canadian Corps Unit #44, and was proud to have served his country and municipality.
THOMSON, Leanna E. (Fisher) - Peacefully passed away in her sleep, at her residence, on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the age of 73 years.
She was the beloved wife of the late Larry Thomson (2003). Loving Mom of Koren (Randy) West and Rob (Lynda) Thomson. Cherished Nana of Cameron and Makenna Thomson. Dear sister of Craig (Fay) Fisher. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Leanna was formerly employed as a Registered Nurse at the GNGH for many years before leaving nursing to raise her family. She was an avid Bridge and Euchre player, enjoying a great game of cards.