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Luciani RobertaLUCIANI, Roberta 'Bobby' (nee Campbell) - In her 80th year, peacefully and with dignity and courage at home on May 18, 2017.

Beloved wife of Joseph Luciani, who held her hand until the end. Lovingly remembered by daughters Amy (René Lemay) and Angela Luciani and grandchildren Brigitte, Jason and Bailey Lemay.

Survived by sister Margaret (Greta) Robertson and predeceased by sister Louise Campbell. Auntie Bobby to numerous nieces and nephews, who will cherish the memory of being called chicken.

 

Blais RaymondBLAIS, Raymond - It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Raymond Blais at the Welland Hospital on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at the age of 82.

Loving and devoted husband of 62 years to Yvette (Daudelin) Blais.  Cherished father of Michel (Kathie), Monique (Lance Marion), Annette (Norm Carrey). Dear brother of Tom Blais.

 

Cowan LauraCOWAN, Laura Ellen - It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that Laura's family announces her passing on Thursday May 18th, 2017.

Laura leaves behind the two loves of her life, her daughters Lilli & Lyla, her loving parents Ellen and Tim (DiVito), younger brother Tim, and the man who helped her get back to us, Lennox Calvert.

 

Ivanauskas HeleneIVANAUSKAS, Helene - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Helene on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the St. Catharines General Hospital.

She is now reunited with her loving husband John.

Beloved mother of John Jr. and Ramona.  She will be missed by her siblings Violeta, Raimundas, Viktoras as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sister Sarlota.

 

Tassillo CelesteTASSILLO, Celeste - We are sad to announce the passing of Celeste Tassillo at Meadows of Dorchester on May 17, 2017 at the age of 82.

She is now reunited with her loving husband Giuseppe and her son Nick. Beloved mother of Gabriella and beautiful Nonna to Lorraine, Amanda, Sarah and Kristen.

Survived by her sister Elena and brother-in-law Aldo Morlacchetti and many nieces and nephews. She will be missed by her friends and extended family.

 

Falk HelmiFALK, Helmi – Peacefully, surrounded by her family at Tabor Manor, on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Helmi Falk, aged 76 years.

Beloved wife of Peter for 58 years.  Loving and caring mother of Mary & Herman Wiebe, John & Tina Falk, Rob & Karlene Falk.

Dear Oma to Jocelyn (Bree), Nicole (James), Vanessa (Davie), Karlene (Mitchell), Steven (Madison), and Dale. Also survived by 4 great grandchildren and many nieces & nephews. Sister of Erika, Hildie, Artur, Rudi, Hartmut, Zieghart and Ewald.

 

Traver Wade HarllomTRAVER-WADE, Baby Harllom James - It is with heavy hearts that Sarah Traver & Rob Dafoe-Wade announce the passing of their stillborn son on Wednesday May 17, 2017.

He is forever loved and dearly missed by his grandparents Brian & Linda Traver, and Edwin Wade & Laura-Lea Pybus, great grandfather Arthur (the late Carol) Traver, uncles Kyle Traver, Justin Dafoe and Tommy Dafoe, as well as many other family members and friends.

 

Ball JamesBALL, James Albert - Passed away suddenly at home, on Wednesday May 17th, 2017, age 59.

He is survived by his best friend and soul mate, wife Nancy. Will be missed by his son Eric, and Nancy's children Rebecca (Justin) Wagner, Scott (Jennifer) Hudson, and Steven Hudson.

Cherished Grampy Jim to Gavin, Joel, and Benjamin.

 

Kotyk GwenKOTYK, Gwendolyn Lois (Bastings) - (October 5, 1926 - May 17, 2017) - 

You’ll never know just how much I love you,
You’ll never know just how much I care…
("You’ll Never Know” - Dick Haymes)

Gwendolyn Kotyk passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

Predeceased by her loving husband of 60 years, Walter (2009). Beloved mother of Linda Carriere, David Kotyk, Gary (Kate) Kotyk, and Glen Kotyk. Predeceased by son-in-law, James Carriere (2001).

 

GALLAGHER, Joseph Scot - After a lengthy illness. Scot passed away May 17th, 2017 in his 53rd year.

He is survived by his mom Christine, wife Dana and son Travis.

 

BARNETT, Alfred Calvin - (Vet WWII) - At the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital, Dunnville on Tuesday May 17, 2017 in his 91st year.

Lovingly remembered by his daughter Carol Dennis), sons Brian (Christine), Dale (Evelyn), Roxanne and Dennis Greene of NFLD. Grandchildren Mike, Josh, Adam, Aury, Greg, Kevin, Ashley (Sean), Adam M. , great grandsons Ty, Brady, Kaleb, Conor, Logan, Skyler, and Kolton.

Sadly missed by his brother Gary (Verna) and family.

 

THOMPSON, Thomas Ivan - Suddenly, at home on May 17, 2017 in his 85th year.

At Tom’s request their is no visitation or funeral service.

 

Spencer AnnSPENCER, Teresa 'Ann' (nee Hayes) - It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden, yet peaceful passing, of Ann (Teresa) Spencer (nee Hayes) on Wednesday May 17, 2017, in her 64th year.

Beloved wife and best friend of Randy Spencer. Devoted mother of Christian, Nyles and Sarah (Phil).Adoring grandmother to Solomon and baby girl (Oct 17').

Daughter of Denise Hayes and the late William Hayes of Peterborough, On. Dear sister of Michael (Leslie), Brian (Mary), Stephen (Helen), Mark (Renate), Mary Beth (Ray), Diane (Steve), Marty, and Kerry (Eric). She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

 

ROBINSON, Lois Amber - At Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, Lois Robinson of Vineland, aged 83 years.

Beloved wife of Eric and dear mother of Sandra (predeceased), Diane, Terry, Yvonne, Michelle (predeceased).

 

Lennie JoanLENNIE, Joan Ida - (August 23, 1934 – May 16, 2017) - It is with much sadness that we announce the painful loss of Joan, a wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 surrounded by the love of her family at the St. Catharines General Hospital.

Always knowing that she was a strong woman, she exhibited immense strength during her short, but courageous battle.

Joan will be deeply missed by the love of her life of 61 years, John Lennie. Joan is predeceased by her eldest daughter, Avril Wilshire (Peter), but a piece of Joan’s heart is finally mended, seeing her again. She will be sadly missed by her surviving children, Tracey Ottaviano (Bruno) and Johnnie Lennie, as well as her grandchildren, Lauren Wilshire, Brittany Sergnese (Christopher), Paige Ottaviano and Thalia Ottaviano (Mark) and her great grandchild, Masimiliano Sergnese.

 

Drake GlennDRAKE, Glenn Steven - Peacefully in his home, Glenn passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at the age of 70.

Beloved husband of Sharon Richards. Dad of Starleen, Stephen, the late Kim, and step-father of Tracy (Michael) and Kimberley.

Loving Papa will be missed by Cody, Cameron, Courtney, Brooke, Madison, and also by his great-grandchildren.

Dear brother of Judy, Joanne, Calvin, Stanley and Jim. Glenn will be missed and fondly remembered by his family.

 

McShane NickMcSHANE, Nicholas 'Nick' - It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Nick McShane on May 16, 2017 - taken from this world far too soon at the age of 35.

Loving husband of Jessica, and adoring father of Gray, Weston and Ruby.  Much loved son of Shelly, older brother to Emily (Marek Zaleski) and Zak (Chelsie). Also survived by his father, Les Taylor and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Favourite son-in-law to Monika, and the late Jim Johnson. Beloved brother-in-law to Jay and Kristen Johnson.

Predeceased by his sister Winter-Leigh McShane (1986) and his cherished "Granny" Naomi Stewart (2004).

 

Doucet MarcelDOUCET, Marcel - On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017, Marcel Doucet passed away at the St. Catharines Hospital surrounded by his loving family at the age of 70.

Beloved husband of Rachelle (nee Lamontagne) and cherished father of Danny (Megan Sword) and Lindsay (David Siegel). Proud grandfather of Sebastian and Alyvia Siegel.

He will be missed by his brothers Leon (Réjeanne), René (Alice), Jack (Bonnie), Raymond (Louise), Jean-Claude, Clermont (Trudy), Denis (Phyllis), and sisters Laurette Grenier (Georges), Jacqueline Martin (Fred) and Yollande Albano.

Predeceased by his parents Daniel and Geneviève (nee Côté) Doucet. 

 

Bailey GeraldBAILEY, Gerald Ernest – Passed away at home on May 16, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 57.

Loving spouse and best friend of Denise.

Cherished son of Mary Bailey and the late Ernest. Lovingly remembered by his special aunt and uncle, Laura and Jim McKeegan as well as several cousins.

 

Giessen ChristalGIESSEN, Christal - Peacefully and with her family by her side on Tuesday May 16th, 2017 at the age of 75 years. 

Predeceased by her husband Rolf Giessen (Feb 10, 2013).

Cherished mother to Dagmar (Wayne) Chindemi and Peter Giessen (Leiyla). Special Oma to Natalie (Corey) Gervason, Alex Watkins, Lukas Chindemi and Lia Chindemi; Great-Oma to Grant and Isabelle Gervason; and step-grandmother to Camilla, Jade and Nathan Chindemi and Mila Bogosi.

 

Biller ScottBILLER, Scott - Passed away at the Erie County Medical Center, on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in his 55th year.

Beloved husband of Cassie (nee Sider) for 29 years. Loving father of Robert, Taveia Bartol (Adam), Elizabeth and Bryce and cherished grandfather of Darrion.

Dearly loved son of Deanna and the late Robert Biller. Dear brother of Heather Hall (Kevin). Predeceased by his brother Bruce.

 

Bowles RitaBOWLES, Rita - (1929 - 2017) - It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Rita Bowles on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

Beloved wife of the late Cyril (2014).

Loved mother of Jackie Kerr and her husband Thomas and Colleen Cook and her husband Barry. Cherished grandmother of Jeffrey, Jeremy, Elizabeth, Erin and Dana and great-grandmother of Gage.

Dear sister of Ida Barnes and sister-in-law of Dorothy Golding and Colin Bowles who reside in England.

 

Daley JaquelineDALEY, Jaqueline Marie - Jaqueline passed away at the Welland County Hospital on May 16, 2017, at the age of 79.

Predeceased by her parents and sister Florence Smith. Loving mother to Janet (Franco) Gigone, Dan (Angela), Ray (Jackie) and Mike (Theresa).

Proud grandmother of Brittania (Patrick) Davis, Justin, Nick (Molly) Gigone, Dan (Allsion), Barny (Erin), Laura (Peter) Patrakus, Parma Cashman, Greg, Mike (Peggy), Jackie, and Spencer; and many great-grandchildren.

 

DEDRICK, Curtis, Sr. - Passed away May 16th, 2017 at the St. Catharines General Hospital at the age of 84 years.

He is survived by his daughter Carolyn (Woodstock, On), son Curtis Jr. of Hamilton, grand daughter, Margaret and two great grandchildren.

 

STITT, M. Gale - Peacefully passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 with her loving family at her side at the Juravinski Hospital, in her 77th year.

Devoted and compassionate wife of Harry Stitt for 27 years. Loving mother of Susan Woodruff (Barry), Nancy Gorchysnski, Michael Knezevevich (Cheryl) and David Knezevich.

Cherished grandmother of Jennifer Woodruff, Derek Gorchynski, Taylor Knezevich and Kennedy Knezevich. Also, survived by her adoring mother Mildred Heximer and predeceased by her father Jack Heximer.

 

MacGIRR, Albert (Bert)  - April 19, 1931 - May 16, 2017

It is with sad hearts we share that Bert passed away peacefully on May 16, 2017 with family by his side at the Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton in his 86th year.