Riesebosch JaneRIESEBOSCH, Jetsche 'Jane' (nee Withaar) - Our mom died peacefully on Monday, May 15, 2017 in her 97th year.

She was born in Zwolle, Holland in 1920. Mom was a wonderful person who was loved by all. She was very stoic, strong in character and in her faith. We will miss her dearly but we know she is in a better place to be with her Lord and Savior and with her husband Marinus who died in 1986.

Mom is survived by her three sons; Henry (Colleen), Marten and Harry (Lucille) and two daughters; Rita Zaturski (Paul) and Jane Koetsier.


Belanger JacquesBELANGER, Jacques - Passed away peacefully on May 15, 2017 at the Douglas Memorial Hospital in his 72nd year.

Beloved father of Nicole Barker (Bruce Pitman) and Michelle Belanger (Brandon Gingras). Loving grandpa of Aime-Lee, Jaime-Lee, Andre and great grandpa of Jack. Dear brother of Simon Belanger and Louise Beaudoin (Roger).

Predeceased by his son Yvon Belanger – 1989.


Pawlak ChristinePAWLAK, Christine - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mom, Christine on Monday, May 15, 2017 at the age of 55 years.

Loving mother Ron Debusschere (Amanda) and Scott Debusschere, dear grandmother of Avah and Londyn, much loved daughter of Helen Pawlak and sister of David (Cheryl) and Brian (Linda).

She will be missed by her niece Tanya and nephew Wade.


Girt MurrayGIRT, Murray - Passed away peacefully on Monday May 15, 2017 at St Catharines General Hospital.

Murray is survived by his loving wife Grace (nee Mitton) of 59 wonderful years. Born in Hamilton on September 30, 1928.

Predeceased by his parents, Herbert and Irene (McCay) Girt and sister Dorothy McBurney, he is survived by sister Florence Wood. Proud parent of daughters Valerie (Tony Cicconi), Lynne (Chris Swift) and Barbara (Marc Frenette).Will be missed by grandchildren Michael (Sabrina), Lou (Melissa), Luisa (Jake), Kyla (Nadia), Braden (Selina), Jessica and step grandsons Zachary, Jacob & Matthieu and great grandson Anthony.


MURDOCK, James Hugh 'Jim' - At Welland General Hospital on May 15, 2017 in his 71st year.

Jim Murdock, predeceased by his parents John and Phyllis Murdock. Sadly missed by his sister Anne, brother Eldon and their families. Predeceased by his two sisters.

Sadly missed by his dear family and friends in Dunnville.


DeBlois MitchDeBLOIS, Mitch (Michel) – Surrounded by the love of his family, Mitch passed peacefully from this life into the loving arms of his parents on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, 2017 at the age of 46.

Beloved husband and best friend of Tina.

Dear brother of Joanne Corbeil (Luc), Sylvia DeBlois (Murray Simkin) and brother-in-law of Barry Ward Jr. (Kelly) and Seth Ward (Lauren). Cherished son-in-law of Elaine Burns (Perry). Loving uncle of Roxanne (Bruce), Shane (Lakyn), Melanie, Sarah, Brenden, Hayden, Evie, Ava and great-uncle of Mackenzie and Bryce.

Sadly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and his precious companions, his dogs Miekka and Mya-Mai.

Predeceased by his parents Julien and Jocelyne DeBlois who both passed in 2016.


Forrester PatriciaFORRESTER, Patricia Anne - Passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Sunday May 14, 2017 at the age of 75.

Predeceased by her husband John. Loving mother of James Penney, Lori LaPointe (Matt) and step-mother of Harry Forrester, Sharon Forrester and Rick Forrester (Cat).

Cherished gram of Dustin Denison and many loving step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sadly missed by many friends.


Love StarrLOVE, Linda 'Starr' - It is with heartfelt sadness that the family of Linda “Starr” Love announces her sudden passing on Sunday May 14, 2017 at the age of 75.

Starr is survived by her daughter Jayne (Dan) Serluca, grandchildren Matteo & Ava Serluca, sister Marilee (John) Doucet and brother Bruce (Cora) Shaw. Starr was also a dear Aunt to Kristin (David) Roff, Rebecca Doucet and great-aunt to Sarah and Aaron Roff and Jamie Doucet.

Starr is predeceased by her parents Jim & Fay Shaw of Niagara Falls.


Hinan DorothyHINAN, Dorothy Mae (nee MacKinnon) - Passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 14, 2017 in her 94th year.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Jack (1998) and her daughter Nancy Sutherland (1975). Loving mother of Terry (Patty) and Scott.

Cherished grandmother of Danielle, Katie Spear (Craig) and Annie. Forever missed by her dear friend of over 70 years Edith Rominger.


Smith BrandonSMITH, Brandon - Passed away suddenly on Sunday May 14, 2017 at the age of 28.

Dearly loved son of Derrick and the late Cindy Smith (2015). Loving brother of Eric and Joslyn.  Cherished grandson of Wilfred and Joyce Edwards, Gerry and the late Esther Smith.

Brandon will be lovingly remembered by his aunts, uncles and cousins and will be sadly missed by Heather Greenleaf.


Bernard BellaBERNARD, Bella (Boutin) - It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Bella Bernard (née Boutin) at the Foyer Richelieu Welland on Sunday, May 14th, 2017 in her 100th year.

Beloved wife of the late Maurice Bernard (1976).

Cherished mother of Normand Bernard and John (Jo-Anne) Bernard.  She will be missed by her grandchildren; Jennifer Pachkowski (Tenance), Christine Bernard, Gilles Bernard, Jason Bernard (Chevelle), Silvie DiNunzio (Carlo), Michel Bernard and her  great grandsons Logan Pachkowski  and Matteo DiNunzio.

Predeceased by her parents, daughter Jocelyne Bernard, grandson David Bernard and siblings.


Strong MargaretSTRONG, Margaret Gwendeline (Read) – (March 8, 1921 – May 14, 2017) -

Wife of the late Norton (1987).  Dear mother of Elizabeth (Frank) Spoja, Robert (Maureen) Strong and Barbara (Rick) Kush.

Grandmother of Tracey (John) Fabbro, Richard (Sharon) Spoja, Walter (Marisa) Spoja, Robert (Mary St.James) Kush, Richard (Lori) Kush, Charlene Kush (Scott Beamish).  Also survived by 13 great grandchildren. 

Margaret will be lovingly missed be her sister Edith Holowchuk, St. Catharines, and brother Sidney Read, London. Predeceased by her brother James Read and sister Isobel Legge.


Shaw CharlotteSHAW, Charlotte Lynn - Passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side, on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at the Hamilton General Hospital at the age of 65.

Cherished wife of James and much loved mother of Trudy (Don) Linger and Jim (Natasha) Gallant. She will be forever missed by her grandchildren Victoria (Sean), Alicia, Nathaniel, Myia, Emma and Luke, and great granddaughter Ellie May.

Also survived by her 8 brothers and sisters.


Napper BillNAPPER, William 'Bill' 'Zeke' - (April 23, 1936 – May 13, 2017) - Bill’s at the post and he’s off.  Surrounded by his loving family, Bill passed away after a brief battle with cancer.

Loving husband to Susie of 57 years. Biggest cheerleader and fan of Dave and Claudette Napper (Stephanie, Brendan and Madison), Dan and Cheryl Napper (Alexandra and Jeremy) and Debby and Bill Steele (Mitch, Mack and Riley). Grandpa Zeke was also adored by his great grandchildren Kalan, Nevaeh and Arianna.

Survived by his brother Dave Napper and sisters Marilyn Young and Beth Babyk. Predeceased by his parents Bill and Daisy Napper, brother-in-law Bob Babyk and sister-in-law Shirley Napper. 


Muirhead RayMUIRHEAD, Raymond Rodgers – (May 31, 1930 - May 13, 2017) - Ray passed away peacefully at Hospice Niagara in his 87th year.

He is lovingly remembered by his wife Marion, of more than 62 years and their wonderful family; Peter (Ellen), Steven (Carolyn), Bill (Laura), David (Heather), Margie (Awni), 13 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Ray was predeceased by his parents Stuart and Marguerite Muirhead, his brother Stuart and his brother-in-law Beecher Menzies.


WEBB, R. Wilma – Passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017 in Toronto, at the age of 104 years.

Loving daughter of the late Herbert and Rita Webb. Wilma was the sister of Lauraine (Allan) Elderkin and Ross (Shirley) Webb. She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Wilma was formerly a member of Welland Avenue United Church and Royal York Road United Church.


Turner Mary JaneTURNER, Mary Jane (nee Saccomano) - Peacefully passed away at Bella Senior Care on Saturday, May 13, 2017 in her 100th year.

Beloved wife of the late John Turner (1996).

Loving mother of David J. Turner (Maxine) and grandchildren; Jennifer Turner and Michael Turner. Great-grandmother of Eric Turner, David Turner and Blake Zurbrigg. Also, survived by a daughter Janice Bonesteele (Doug). Predeceased by sisters Elvira Gravelle (Paul) and Rose Ramsey (James).


MANN, Bertha Justine (Smith) - Passed away on May 13th, 2017 at the age of 92 at Rapelje Lodge in Welland.

Predeceased by her husband Robert (Bert) Mann in 1968, her son Robert (Bob) Mann 2003, and also her longtime friend and partner Arthur Hewitson 1990.

Bertha leaves behind 4 daughters: Jeannie (Roy) Marshall, Sybil (Gord) Cavdek, Vanessa (Steve) Masson and Irene (Erny) Janzen, 9 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.


DOVE, Melville Wesley 'Mel' - Mel passed in the early morning of May 12, 2017 in Niagara Falls at the age of 71 after a brief illness.

Mel lived in Fenwick, Ontario for 61 years and touched so many lives as an educator for 33 years at Thorold Secondary School.

After retirement in 1999, he filled his life by volunteering for various community organizations, including the Fenwick Lions Club, Phoenix Lodge Branch 535, Survivours of Stroke Niagara, Fenwick United Church, Committee of Adjustments for Pelham and Niagara Falls, and most recently Stamford Volunteer Fireman’s Association.


Muller GeorgeMULLER, George David - It is with great sadness, the Muller family announces the sudden passing of a dear husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, on Friday May 12, 2017, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital, in his 84th year.

Dearly loved husband for 59 years of Aniko. Dear father of Daniel and his wife Lynda, of Toronto, Bob (Dale Rutherford), and Steven, of Niagara Falls. Proud and loving Grampa of Aaron and Ethan, Courtney (Dylan), Joshua (Amy), and Hailey (Ryan), and Great Grampa of Athena and Jade.

Predeceased by his parents, Ludwig (1970) and Magda (2002), and by his sister, Agnes Stern Muller (1997).


Momberger MarilynMOMBERGER, Marilyn Jean – Born on March 15, 1938 and suddenly passed away, after a brief illness, with her family by her side on May 12th, 2017 at the Welland Hospital at the age of 79.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Richard.

Loving mother of Mark (Cindy) and Chris (June). Cherished Oma of Shawnna and Jarrett.


Janzen VictorJANZEN, Victor – At St. Catharines General Hospital, on Friday May 12, 2017, Victor Janzen, aged 97 years.

Beloved husband of Maria. Father of Robert & Marjan Janzen, Ed & Judy Janzen, Hilda Janzen, Peter & Cindy Janzen, Willie & Blair Janzen, and Victor & Vicky Janzen.

Also survived by grandchildren & great grandchildren. 


Westera HenkWESTERA, Hendrik 'Henk'Passed away peacefully on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the age of 98.

Beloved Husband of the late Elizabeth (married 1985-2015), and the late Teuntje Bastina (married 1947-1983).

Loving father of Lambert (Colleen), Klaas (Teresa) and Ada (Gary) Lewis. Cherished Opa of Keri, Kevin, Lisa, Jodi, Janine, James and Groote Opa of 6. Predeceased by his grandson Hendrik.

Henk will also be lovingly remembered by his family and friends in Canada and The Netherlands.


Wolf JodieWOLF, Jodie Madeline -  (February 13, 1984 – May 12, 2017) - Taken suddenly into the arms of her Father Michael and Papa Ken Oxford.

Jodie will be missed by her loving and devoted Mother Barbara and adoring Big Brother Dallas. Also missed by Nanny-Madeline Oxford, Aunt Pam, cousins Lindsey (Jason) and Jenna (Forrest). Loving and devoted partner of Adam Gracey.

Also missed by Dianne, Jim and Jessica Gracey. Special Auntie to McKenna, Wyatt, and Rowan.


Ciccale EvaCICCALE, Eva - It is with profound sadness we announce the sudden yet peaceful passing of Eva Ciccale on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the age of 85.

Beloved wife of the late Mondo Ciccale (2013).

Devoted and adored mother of Lee Ann (Ed) White, Louise (Hal Hirte) Taylor, Tony (Cindy) Ciccale and the late Lori Ciccale (2015). Loving Oma to Ryan and Michael Ciccale, Michael and Abby White, Lisa Green, Erin Taylor, Mark and Christopher Hirte and Great-Oma to Max Hirte.

Dear sister of Matt (Dorothy) Merstorf, Theresa (the late Nick) Zuk and Nancy (Bob) Dunn. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.


GORE, Shirley Maxeen - Passed away peacefully with family by her side at the age of 82, on Friday, May 12, 2017.

Shirley was predeceased by her mother and father, Lillian Watson Feeley and Tom Watson.

Beloved wife of Ronald Gore and sister of Arleen Harriman. Dearly cherished mother of Kenneth Gore (Jen), Marty Gore (Charlotte), Daniel Gore (Brenda).