FEENEY, Michael Joseph - Michael died suddenly on March 18, 2017.

Michael was truly a gift, an inspiration to all who knew him. We are heartbroken but forever thankful he was with us for almost 61 years. He was a caring, loving man, who built strong relationships both locally and world- wide.

Michael was born in Warrington, Cheshire England on March 27, 1956. He came with his family to Canada in 1975 and has lived in Fort Erie for the last 30 years.

Long supported and loved by his step-father Ron Bryant. Cherished brother and forever missed by his sisters Catheryn Devlin, Margaret Peter and Bernadette Dalingwater.

Michael is predeceased by his courageous, loving mother Olive Bryant and his father Michael Feeney. He will be held dear in the hearts of his step sisters and step brother, brothers–in law, aunt, uncle, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, cousins and all his extended family both here and in England.


Dumas NathanDUMAS, Nathan R. - It is with profound sadness our family announces the passing of Nathan on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Age of 7.

Our family will forever cherish the fond memories he brought to us. Nathan was truly a kind, loving boy with a big heart, full of compassion for everyone and everything. He was always quick to help anyone who may have been in need. As the polite young gentleman he was, he never missed an opportunity to open a door, give a gift or come to the defence of a good friend. Nathan truly felt the joy of giving, never looking for anything in return.

There are no words to express the unbearable heartbreak we feel in his loss. He will be fondly remembered by everyone who has been blessed to have met him. Nathan's mom Whitney will forever miss her beautiful little man. His little brother Austin will never forget his best buddy and big brother who he looked up to immensely.


Schroeder SusannaSCHROEDER, Susanna (nee Penner) – Flying with the angels and dancing with the stars, Susanna is finally free from pain and watching from above.

On Saturday March 18, 2017, at the St. Catharines Hospital, in her 80th year, and with all of her family beside her, Susanna left this earth and made her way to Heaven.

Broken hearted, she leaves behind Heinz Schroeder, her devoted husband of almost 58 years, and four children; Michael (Cathy), Frank (Kim), Laura (Gerry) and Tim.

Her greatest joy was found in her grandchildren, Rebecca, Bonnie, Douglas, Steven (Kristen), Julia, Jessica, Jaclyn, Jillian, Sarah and Parker, and that special sparkle in her eyes came from Makenna, her great grandchild.


BLOUIN, 'Serge' - At his home in Thorold on Saturday, March 18th, 2017 aged 62 years.

Loving father of John (Kathy) Blouin and grandpa chief of Kylee.

Dear brother of Gean-Guy (Maxine), Micheline (Wayne) Sackett, Colette (Scott) McGhie and Marcel. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Leo (1989) and Beatrice (2011) (Hebert) Blouin.


FORTEN, Ryan - At the Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga on Saturday, March 18th, 2017 with his family by his side, aged 40 years.

Beloved son of Valerie (Russell) Jenne, loved brother of Jamie (Nicole) Forten and half-brother of Lisa. Also survived by his birth father James Forten, but raised by his step-dad Denis LaCroix.

Dear grandson of Reg Shaule and the late Marian. Also survived by several aunts, uncles and many cousins. His best companion Mecca the dog.


Rivette GraigRIVETTE, Graig Ronald 'Boo Boo' - (December 31, 1989 - March 18, 2017) - On Saturday, March 18, 2017 Graig Rivette suddenly passed away.

He leaves behind two beautiful daughters; Brandee and Sophia Rivette, his mother Deborah Washington and step-father Wes Washington, his father Ronald Rivette and step-mother Deanna Rivette, his brother Curtis Rivette and sister-in-law Jamie-Lynn Hollingshead, brother Eric Rivette and sister in law Catherine Amenti, step-sisters Pauline Washington and Melissa Wheeler, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, and many cousins.


Brennan DavidBRENNAN, David Clayton - At St. Catharines General Hospital on Saturday, March 18, 2017, David Clayton Brennan passed away in his 58th year.

Beloved son of Kenneth and Violet Brennan. Loving brother of Lesley Hiscoe and uncle to Laura Hiscoe and Michael Hiscoe (Jessica). Special uncle to his great niece Josephine.

He will be missed by his aunts, uncles, many cousins and friends.


Houtby AnaHOUTBY, Ana Margaret (nee Stewart) - At the N.H.S. General Site on Friday March 17, 2017 in her 85th year.

Beloved wife of Walter for 64 years. Dear mother of Kenneth and his wife Debra and Kathryn and her husband Fred Jackson. Loving grandmother of Amanda, Devon (Matt Moodie) and Jordan (Christine) and great grandmother of Avery Moodie.

Dear sister of Gordon Stewart. Predeceased by her brother Albert and his wife Helen and her sister Joyce and her husband Lloyd Cairns.


Mazmanian SiranMAZMANIAN, Siran - On Friday March 17, 2017 at the St. Catharines General Hospital at the age of 91 years.

Loving sister to Papken (Salpi) and sister-in-law Polet. Cherished Hoco to Sarah (Jeffrey) Cacilhas, Sarkis, and Harout. Special Great Hoco to Jayken and Jesa.

Predeceased by her parents Sarkis and Sara, brother Vahan and sister Anna. She will be dearly missed by her many loving family members and friends.


Curley PeggyCURLEY, Margaret Ann 'Peggy' (nee MacLellan) - Passed away after a short illness at the St. Catharines site of Niagara Health on Friday, March 17, 2017 in her 92nd year.

Peggy was born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia and came to Welland in 1948. She is predeceased by Donald Curley, her children's father, her grandson Philip Breault, brothers Louis, Dougall, and Jack, sisters Millie and Lillian.

Survived by one sister Janet Farrell of Antigonish, Nova Scotia and her seven children, Loretta Di Bartolomeo (Fior), Doane Curley (Dana), Dawn Breault (Claude), Cindy Forster (Brian), Colleen Evans (Bryan), Bonnie Kajan (Rodney), Jamie Curley (Patty).


Chown MildredCHOWN, Mildred Annie – Peacefully at the St. Catharines General Hospital, on Friday, March 17, 2017, Mildred passed away in her 88th year.

Dear wife to the late Harold.

Dear mother to Sharon, Carl (Bonnie), Brian (Gina), and Barb. Sadly missed by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and her many friends.


ARMSTRONG, Ronald Elwood - At Haldimand War Memorial Hospital in Dunnville on Friday, March 17, 2017, Ronald Elwood Armstrong passed away in his 92nd year.

Beloved husband of the late Thelma Walker.

Loving father of Fay Traver (Gord), Patricia Traver (Larry), and the late Ron Armstrong (2007). Cherished grandfather of Rhonda Traver, Jason Armstrong (Olena), Tara Rossi (Jason), Lee Traver, and great grandfather of Rachel Grant, Johnathan Armstrong, Ryan Armstrong, Brandon Rossi and Cassandra Rossi.

Ron was one of ten children of the late Leonard and Edna Armstrong.


Locke HerbertLOCKE, Herbert William, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd), OSTJ, CD - (1929 - 2017) - On Friday, March 17th, 2017 in Fonthill, Ontario.

Beloved husband of Doreene (Leach) and proud father of his sons Ian (Linda and grandchildren Sean and Katie) and Blair (Marie).

Herb spent over 40 years in industrial sales with Westinghouse Canada, in Hamilton, Montreal and Toronto.

The Colonel was a longtime member of the Canadian Army Reserve. He joined the 2nd Battalion of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (PL) as a boy soldier in 1944. He was Commissioned in the Argylls in 1951. Later he served in Montreal with the Royal Canadian Hussars and commanded the Regiment - 1967-1970.


Gratto JohnGRATTO, John Henery - Passed away peacefully on Friday March 17, 2017 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital at the age of 86.

Dearly loved father of Virginia, Laurie (the late Warren) Swatman, Debbie (Jeff) Rose, John Glenn (Victoria), Kim and Jason.  Loving grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of 6.

Dear brother of Fred (Linda), Donald, Don (Shirley), Elaine and Charles. Predeceased by Wallace, Lillian, Jean, George, Frances, Bob, Gloria, David and Carl (Christine).


Apalitis GiselleAPALITIS, Giselle - Passed away peacefully at Bella Senior Care Residence on Friday, March 17, 2017 at the age of 88.

Beloved wife of the late Fred Apalitis. Dearly loved mother of Marion (Jim) Russell and Rita (Tom) Imhoff. Loving grandmother of Melissa Imhoff (Emmanuel) and Christopher Imhoff (Jamie Lynn) and great-grandmother of Nicholas, Livia and Anthony.

Predeceased by her sisters Irmgard and Lissi.


Currie MicheleCURRIE, Michele – Passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her family, on Thursday March 16, 2017 at the age of 52.

Let us remember Michele for her strength, courage, and wisdom.

Beloved wife and best friend of Mark Currie. Loving mother of Karra (Evan) Gillespie and Chelsea Getin (Gerard Ormond).

Cherished daughter of Linda (the late Alvin 2008) and Marcel Pare. Michele will be fondly remembered by her sister Debbie Pare, her mother-in-law Marilyn (the late Bruce 2002), and Frank Getin.


White RandyWHITE, Randall Wilson 'Randy' – On Thursday, March 16, 2017, surrounded by the love of his family, Randy peacefully passed from life into the loving arms of his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Beloved husband and best friend for 60 years of Pauline (nee Knoll). Cherished father of Bonnie Walker (John) and Scot White (Kayrene). Proud and loving grandfather of Charity and Stephanie Walker, Kara-Joy Wilson (Thomas), Victoria White, Natalie McMillan (Colton), Ryan, Colin, Kayla, Richelle and Kendra Sticklee and great-grandfather of Thomas Scot Wilson.

Dear brother of Royce and Barrie White and brother-in-law of Ron Knoll (Julia). Predeceased by his parents William and Beryl White and sister Beverly Start (Howard).


Given AndyGIVEN, Andrew Wasson 'Andy' - (Employee with Pharmashield Dispensary in Niagara Falls as well as the Four Points Sheraton in Thorold) –

Suddenly passed away at Niagara Health – St. Catharines site, on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Andy Given of Thorold in his 52nd year.

Beloved husband of Boz Fusek. Dear father of Joelee and Morgan.

Loving son of Morgan Given and the late Sally Given. Brother of Kimberly (Joe Wright) and Alice (Martine Guillou). Brother-in-law to J. Douglas Fusek (Chrissy). Uncle Andy will also be missed by Jordan, Daniel, Mackenna and Joe.


Russell SharonRUSSELL, Sharon Darlene – It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Sharon on March 16, 2017, at the NHS Welland Site, at the age of 69.

Dearly beloved wife of Tom, of Port Robinson. Cherished mother to Laura Graham (Scott), of Port Colborne, and loving grandmother to Kyle, Dylan, and Cyara Graham. Dear step-mother to Jodi (Brady) Fitzgerald, of Welland, Sarah Bacchus, and Adam (Erin) Russell, both of Beamsville. Dear step-grandmother to Ryan and Kristen Fitzgerald, Aiden and Kiera Bacchus, and Keegan and Jordyn Russell.

Survived by her mother Rena Doan, three sisters and four brothers, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her first husband Bruce Mittlestead in 1997, her father Jack Doan and brother Jim Doan.


Ryckman ElizabethRYCKMAN, Elizabeth - Peacefully in her sleep after a courageous battle with cancer at SCGH on March 16, 2017 at the age of 32.

Survived by her son Devon Rychman, her common-law spouse Will Dalzell and her parents Kathy & Philip Rychman.


Hodson AnnieHODSON, Annie 'Anne' (Lloyd) – Peacefully passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017, with family by her side, at the age of 91 years.

Beloved wife of the late James Ivan Hodson.

Cherished mother of Clive and his wife Michelle. Devoted grandmother of Eric and his wife Wendy and Kimberly and her husband Scott. Great-grandma of Kyle, Marshall, Piper, Paige, and Holly.


Sabino LuigiSABINO, Luigi - Passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Thursday March 16, 2017 at the age of 87.

Beloved husband of the late Pauline Sabino (2013).

Cherished father of Anna Sabino. Dear brother of Carmen Albertson, Mary (Tomasso) Zacchia and Anne (Rocco) Pozzulo and brother-in-law of Micheal Macera and Madeline Sabino. He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Antonio and Archangela, his sisters Angelina Macera and Germaine Sabatini and his brothers Frank, Joseph, Salvatore and Nicholas.


Patterson PatPATTERSON, Patricia 'Pat' - At the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Thursday March 16, 2017, Pat passed away peacefully with the same dignity and grace with which she lived her life, surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 87.

She leaves behind her loving husband Francis, with whom she shared 58 wonderful years.

Pat was a loving and devoted mother to Mary Frances Patterson, Ruth-Ann (Ed) Nieuwesteeg and Sandra (Brian) Smith. Her grandchildren Ryan and Alexandra Nieuwesteeg, Trevor and Daniel Smith will remember her for the unconditional love and generosity that 'Grandma' showed them. Pat was a dear sister to Rita (the late Ray) Page and Leo (the late Pat) Shanahan.

Until her retirement in 1997, Pat worked alongside her husband Francis at Patterson Funeral Home, caring for families in our community.


Tidmarsh ShirleyTIDMARSH, Shirley Ann - It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Shirley Ann Tidmarsh on Thursday, March 16th, 2017, in her 72nd year.

Loving sister of Robert Tidmarsh (Roma Tidmarsh) of Trenton Ontario.  Beloved mother of Jeff Cote (Krystal Cote), Joe Cote (Mandy Joans), Sandra Cote (John Dukic), and Denise Cote.

Treasured grandmother of Ethan, Jeffrey Jr., Mason, Serenity, Hunter, Maddison, Zachary, Elissa, Jessica, Tyler and J.J, and great grand daughter, Ariana.


Gobbi FredGOBBI, Frederick James 'Fred' - Passed away peacefully on March 16, 2017 at the NHS-Welland Site, in his 80th year.

Beloved husband of Marie (Nancy) for 55 years. Father of Christopher Gobbi, and Candace (Rob) Jones and proud grandfather of twins Zack and Tim Jones.

Survived by brothers John and Lou Gobbi and sister Mary Lou Kiraly (Tony) Cipolla and brothers in law Bud (Sally) Jones and Jim (Carole Anne) Jones and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his parents Luigi and Helen Gobbi, nieces JoAnne and Paula, nephews Jeff and John and brother-in-law Don Jones.


McNamara DebbieMcNAMARA, Debbie 'D Mac' - Surrounded by her family, Debbie passed away peacefully at the McNally House Hospice on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the age of 59.

Loving wife of John Lawrie and mother of Kristen Petti-Climie (Kevin) and Michael Lawrie (Chiharu). Cherished grandmother of Mackenzie, Hanako and Liam.

Beloved sister of Bill (Billie), Karen Greco (Tom), Pat Filbert (Carl), Cheryl Smith (Doug), Bobby (Rikki-Ann), Maureen Fluellon (Mark), Brenda Jenkins (Bob) and the late Freddy. Loved also by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.