Metcalfe RubyMETCALFE, Ruby Victoria (nee Makins) - Passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on April 16, 2017 at Chartwell Niagara at the age of 85 years.

Predeceased by her loving husband Ralph; parents G. Victor and Eunice Makins; brothers George and Cecil Makins and grandson Matthew Prickett.

Beloved mom to Ron (Zina) Prickett, Jeff (Isa) Prickett, Gary (Linda) Prickett and Timothy (Carrie) Makins and stepdaughter Tracy. Cherished Grandma to her 16 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Devoted sister to Florence Mannell.


Roberto JulieROBERTO, Julie - Passed away peacefully after a relentless battle, surrounded by her loving family, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Sunday April 16, 2017 at the age of 46.

Beloved wife of 23 years to Phil Roberto.  Loving and devoted mother of Ryleigh and Sadie.

Dearly loved daughter of Dee and the late Ron Cloutier (2012) and daughter-in-law of Sam and Jean Roberto.  Cherished sister of Denise (Paul) Ibey and sister-in-law of Laurie (Marty) Rizzo.  Dear aunt of Ben, Annie, Carlee, Owen and Noah.

Julie was a dedicated coach and director at the Aereo Gymnastics Club in Welland for over 20 years and leaves behind many good friends to cherish her memory.


Ruta Mary LouRUTA, Mary Lou (neé Wallace) - Passed away peacefully at Millennium Trail Manor on Sunday April 16, 2017 at the age of 90.

Beloved wife of the late Murray Ruta.

Dearly loved mother of Susan (Andrei) Mitran, Paul Ruta (Jackie King) and Lynda (John) Domanico. Cherished grandmother of Taras (Carrie) and Erik Mitran, Rigo, Josephine and Lizzy Ruta, Justin and Dylan Domanico.

She will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and a multitude of friends.


Cook DoreenCOOK, Doreen (nee Mellon) 'Mema' – Passed away peacefully at her home in Wellandport, ON on Sunday April 16, 2017 at the age of 70.

Sadly missed by her daughter Laura (Mellon) and Scott MacDonald, grandson Micheal, great-granddaughter Shelby, daughter Lynda (Mellon) Kennedy, grandchildren Ryan and Dakota, daughter Tina and Terry Cook, grandchildren Ashley, Amanda, Troy, Corey, Crystal, Tiffany, great-grandchildren Harley, Cooper, Dominic, Damian, Mercedes, Nevaeh, Payson, Karson, baby Nikolas and Elizabeth, son Tom Cook and the late Trudy Trites, grandchildren Jordan, Erin, Evan, Jamee, Shyanne and baby Summer, great-grandchildren Justin, baby Jazzmin (baby Trudy), son Shawn (Cook) and Lisa Thompson, grandchildren Bradley and Brody.


Stumm ErnstSTUMM, Ernst - Passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 16th, 2017 at Maple Park Lodge, Fort Erie at the age of 90.

Predeceased by his wife Mia (2000) and many loved pets over the years. Also survived by family in Germany.

Ernst and his wife enjoyed many travel adventures over the years across Canada, the United States and Europe by sailboat and camper van. An avid sailor, fisherman and dog lover, Ernst was an independent and strong person who will be missed by his neighbours and friends.


Van Rooy AnnieVAN ROOY, Johanna Annie' (nee Timmers) - Peacefully in her sleep on Sunday April 16, 2017, in her 92nd year.

Wife of the late Everadus Van Rooy (2008).

Dear mother of Edward (Pat), Pete (Edda) and MaryLynn Moore. Predeceased by sons Chris (2004), Joe (2012) and Paul (2014). Also survived by 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.


Kindy PhyllisKINDY, Phyllis Edna - Passed away in Hastings, Ontario on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, at 91 years of age.

Phyllis was born in Dauphin, Manitoba where she met and married Alden Kindy. They later moved to Niagara Falls where Phyllis worked for many years in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry.

Phyllis's passion was to "help the ladies". She tirelessly cared for friends and among other awards, she received the Ontario Volunteer Service Award for an incredible 45 years of volunteering with GNGH and Dorchester Manor.


Brandy CarolynBRANDY, Carolyn (nee Hislop) - Passed away suddenly with her loving family in her presence on Saturday April 15, 2017 at NHS - St. Catharines Site at the age of 73 years.

Beloved mom to Diana Tough (Frank Cocco), Julie (Mike) Potts and Catharine. Cherished Grandma to Allison Tough, Nicholas Tough and Daniel Tough.

Devoted sister to Andrew Hislop and many other loving family members and friends. Predeceased by her sister Lorraine Hislop. Carolyn will be deeply missed and fondly remembered.


Camelia PellegrinoCAMELIA, Pellegrino - Passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the age of 87.

Beloved husband of Carmela for 57 years. Loving father of Mary Varalli (Alfredo), Zena Hogg (Warren), John Camelia (Kelly), Eduardo Camelia (Giuliana) and Connie Camelia (Fernando).

Dear nonno of Vittoria Varalli, Michael Varalli, Christina Varalli (Nick), Rebecca Varalli and Dayne Kirby (Paul).


Menger CecilMENGER, Cecil - On the day of his 68th birthday, the Lord called home Cecil Menger of Wellandport, at Shalom Manor, on Saturday, April 15, 2017, aged 68 years.

Beloved husband of Bertha and dear father of Pam (Greg) Bok, Norman (Laura) Menger, Heather (Paul) Moes, Chris and Brad. Also survived by 10 grandchildren.

Brother of Johanna (predeceased), Ena, Peter, John, Grace and Mary.


Kidd BryanKIDD, Bryan Stanley (a.k.a. 'Kiwi' in Canada plus Capetown, South Africa and 'Fritzy' in New Zealand) -

Surrounded by the love of his family, Bryan passed away quietly after a brief, courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the age of 74.

Beloved husband and “Best Mate” of Sue (Harley-Kidd). Dear brother of Yvonne Harrison (late Fred), Wendy Burt (Ken) (late Ian), Gary (Jeanette) Kidd all of New Zealand and brother-in-law of Jack Harley (Brenda) of Mount Forest. Predeceased by his parents Stanley and Jean Kidd and his first wife Pam of Capetown SA. He will also be sadly missed by his furry buddy “Sparky”.

Since arriving here in 1995 Bryan worked at Sherkston Shores Resort for 20 years in the maintenance area where he enjoyed the challenges of relocating park model homes.


REID, Wilson Berton - On Saturday, April 15th, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at the St. Catharines General Hospital, Wilson passed away peacefully at the age of 83.

Survived by his loving wife Althea of 63 years, his 5 children - Mary, Dwight (Pat), Lynn (Terry), Carol (Rob), Victor - and his brothers, Ariel (Janet) and Ronnie.


COYLE, Daniel Arthur - Peacefully at the West Park Health Centre in St. Catharines on Saturday, April 15, 2017, in his 71st year.

Daniel Arthur Coyle, loved son of the late Reta and the late Daniel Coyle.

Dear brother of Terry. Remembered by his cousins Karen, Donna, Larry, Pat and Colleen.


JOUDREY, Earlene Joyce - Age 77, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her closest family on Saturday, April 15, 2017.

Born on November 16, 1939 in Houlton Maine to Earl Franklin Bell and Gertrude Graham of Woodstock, New Brunswick.

Earlene is survived by her husband of 45 years Peter Joudrey, son Brent Harper, daughter Nicole Joudrey (Chris), grandchildren Katrina Joudrey, Riker Joudrey, Randy Harper, Chandra-Lee Harper, great grandchildren Izaiyah Thompson, Onaleigh Pellegrino, sister Gretchen (David) Bell. Estranged daughters Leisa Blais and Lori Black. Earlene was predeceased by her parents and grandson, Colin Harper.


Noel AlexinaNOEL, Alexina - Peacefully at her home, on Friday, April 14, 2017 in her 82nd year.

Beloved wife of Emilior for 55 years. Loving mother of Denis (Suzanne) and Lucien (Tammy). She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Natasha, Chelsea, Blaise, Bryanne and Stephanie.

She is survived by her sister Alma (Alexis), Lovina (late Eugene), Rosella (Laurent), Donalda (Gerald), Voila (Ola), Elda (Rodolphe), her brothers Augustin (Alexina), Paul Emile (Diane), Claimond (Nicole) and Delphis (Heather) and sister-in-law Germaine. Alexina is predeceased by her brother Lucien.


Stares DavidSTARES, David Andrew - Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario on October 13, 1940 and passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017.

Dearest husband of Joyce (nee Fawcett) for 53 years. Beloved Father of Allan (Sandra) Stares and Heather (Peter) Bryan. Grandad of David (Emma), Jonathan, Zackary, Rebecca, Lydia Stares and Hayley and Daniel Bryan.

Brother of Pat Stamarski, Velma Reed, the late BettyLou Richards and the late Jack Stares. Brother-in-law of Elwood (Marie) Fawcett, Murray (Darlene) Fawcett, the late Vernon and Treva Fawcett and the late Muriel (Dawson) Beckett. Son of the late Sydney and Lillian Stares.


Carley DonnaCARLEY, Donna (née Stokoe) - After a courageous battle with cancer, Donna passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017 with her loving family and friends by her side.

Beloved Wife and Best Friend to Gerard for 38 years.

Loving Mum to Daniel (Jody) and Naomi (Paul). Cherished Grandma to Isabella-Rose, Devon and Joseph. She will be dearly missed by her mother Jean, siblings Jeff, Catharine, Tracey and Ellie, Siblings in law Terry, Nuala, Robert, Brendan, Kevin and Fiona and their families. She was predeceased by her father Stan.


Gula MargaretGULA, Margaret (nee Botosh) - It is with profound sadness that the Gula Family announces the passing of our beloved mother Margaret. Surrounded by her loving family at St. Peter’s Residence at Chedoke, on Friday, April 14, 2017 at the age of 86.

Dear wife of the late Henry. Loving mother of Carolann Wichmann (Edmund), and Sandra Venneri (Mario).

Cherished grandmother of Danielle McCharles (Jason), Shari Rankin (Nick), Matthew Wichmann (Andrea), Michael Venneri and Jessica Wichmann. Adored great grandmother of Madison and Mia McCharles, Alexis and Delilah Wichmann, and Austin Rankin.


Voorhoeve JosephineVOORHOEVE, Josephine (nee Krassnig) - Suddenly in her own home, Josephine went home to be with her Lord at the age of 74 on Friday April 14, 2017.

Loving wife of the late Ronald Voorhoeve (2015).

Beloved mother of Sharon Voorhoeve-Marks and the late Astrid Pearce (2002). Survived by her grandsons Tristan and Tanner, who she loved very much. She will be greatly missed by many close friends, who were family to her.


Provost CathyPROVOST, Catherine 'Cathy' Dianne (nee Campbell) - Passed peacefully on April 14, 2017 at the Welland Hospital after a brave battle against the chronic illness that has now claimed her.

Loving wife of Jean (JP) Provost. Survived by her love and kindness and the wonderful memories she has created in those that love her. Sadly missed by her "protectors" Pepper and Dame Missy Boo.

Predeceased by her father Ross Campbell of Sarnia, ON and her brother Kevin Campbell and the light of her eye Andrew Provost (1994).


Chukil SylviaCHUKIL, Sylvia - Passed away peacefully at Idlewyld Manor in Hamilton on Friday, April 14, 2017 in her 94th year.

Predeceased by her beloved husband, Emil (1986).

Dear and loving mother of Kathryn (Ron)Jones, Michael and Deborah (Rob) Campbell. Cherished grandmother to Jeremy (Robyn) Jones, Mark (Jennifer) Jones, Erin Campbell (Nigel Bateson), Jaymie Campbell (Jeremy Calhoun). As well, adoring great-Grammie to Sylvie, Alexandra, Gavin and Ryan.

Predeceased also by her brother, Peter Ljubovich and brother-in-law, Steve Chukil.


Stranges ElisabettaSTRANGES, Elisabetta (née Vaccaro) - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday April 14, 2017 at Niagara Health System Welland Site Interim Long Term Care (ILTC) Unit at the age of 84.

Beloved wife of Antonio for 64 years. Dearly loved mother of Dominic (Mary) and Nicola (Meredith).  Cherished grandmother of Stephanie (Gray) Snihur.

Dear sister of Nicola (the late Maria) Vaccaro.  Loving sister-in-law of Angelina Vaccaro, Armando (Lina) Stranges, Nicola (Rose) Stranges, Catarina (Giuseppe) Savarino, Maria (Pasqualino) Decidio, Ninetta (Tony) Gallo, and Gioietta (Rosario) Burgo.


Coppen BettyCOPPEN, Elizabeth Lois 'Betty' (nee Roberts) - Passed away at Albright Manor in Beamsville on Friday, April 14, 2017, at the age of 92 years. She formerly lived in Vineland Station.

Wife of the late Tom (2001). Dear mother of Darlene (Rick) Rittenhouse and Stan (Sue) Coppen. Grandmother of Aaron Rittenhouse (Celina), Danny Coppen (Karen), and Laura Coppen.

Also survived by sister Marguerite (Craig) Ptolemy.


Grimes JoanGRIMES, Joan - Passed away peacefully at Millennium Trail Manor on Thursday April 13, 2017 at the age of 90.

Beloved wife of the late Ron Grimes (2001).

Dearly loved mother of David (Karen) Grimes, Lori (Norm) Turcotte and Tom (Ellen) Grimes.  Cherished grandmother of Chris (Sara), Allison (James), Kimberlee (Tin), Kevin (Jennifer), Jodi (Tom), and Kyrsten (James). Loving great-grandmother of Daniel, Tyler, Ben, Mia, Cole and Claire.


Ward WillenaWARD, Willena (MA) – Peacefully at home with her family by her side our mother, Gram, GG, reunited with husand George (1990) on April 13, 2017 in her 92nd year.

Dear mother of Linda (David), Debra, Sandra, George, Rick, Elana (Kevin), Brendan, 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.


Di Cesare AnthonyDi CESARE, Antonio 'Anthony' - (1925 - 2017) - Surrounded by the love of his family, Anthony passed away on April 13th, 2017.

Beloved husband of Angela (nee Guglielmi) for 64 years.  Loving father of Guido (Mary), Ben (Marisa) and Annamaria (John Behie). Beloved Nonno to Catherine, Gillian, Justine, Mark, Christopher, Leah, Benjamin and Erin.

Predeceased by his parents, Guido and Lucia (Fabrizi) and sisters, Maria (Alberto D’Angelo) and Emma (Umberto Capparucci). He will be missed by his two sisters Onelia (Pietro Angeloantoni) of  Sulmona, Italy and Eva (Arturo Battistessa) of Pescara, Italy.