Trojner AndyTROJNER, Andrew 'Andy' - It is with broken hearts the family announces the sudden passing of Andy on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the age of 57.

Beloved son of Rose and the late Franc. Loved father of Morgan and Grant and their mother Elisabeth; father of Noah and Ava Grace and their mother Kristina.

Dear brother of Frank (Sharon), Jim (Mary) and Sue (Jacquie). Cherished uncle of Matthew and Christy. Missed also by countless friends.


Pagendam DebbiePAGENDAM, Deborah Anne 'Debbie' (nee Kempt) - Passed away on January 9, 2018 at 5:30 PM peacefully at home in St. Catharines, surrounded by family at her bedside at the age of 56.

After a year-long battle with ovarian cancer, Debbie is finally resting in peace and singing praises to God up in heaven for the beautiful 56 years she spent on this earth.

Born in Winnipeg on May 13, 1961, Debbie is survived by her loving parents, Elmer and Linda Kempt, as well as siblings Jim (Kim), Bob (Pam), and Kelly (Len), not to mention all the nieces and nephews Debbie has loved so dearly.

She leaves behind a wonderful husband and best friend of 40 years, Stephen, and four lovely children Aimie, Brad (Rosalyn), Jamie (Sarah), and Jon (Andrea).


Turner LarryTURNER, Richard 'Larry' - On Tuesday January 9th 2018, Larry Turner passed away peacefully at Chartwell Long Term Care in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Loving husband of Donna, father of Raymond (Denise) and Grant. Special Dad to John, Sandra (Steve), Diane (Leonard), Paul (Kari), Sara (Rob).

Grandpa to Taylor, Jack, Lindsey (Eric), Amelia (Ben) and Great Grandpa to Gillian.

Larry graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1959 as a Civil Engineer. Larry was the Plant Engineer at Hiram Walker & Sons in Windsor for 25 years.

Upon retiring, he moved to Niagara-on-the-Lake where he completely rebuilt and renovated a nineteenth century home from which he and Donna operated as a Bed & Breakfast for more than ten years.


HUDSON, Lynda Christine (nee Furness) – Suddenly passed away, surrounded in love, on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital.

Loving and devoted wife of the late Ted (2014). Beloved "Ma" of Trevor and James. Proud and loved Grandma of Anthony, Emily (Max), Isabelle, Madeline, and Parker. Cherished "GG" of Amelia. Dear sister of Janice (Kirby) Hogben, Carolyn Schirru (Terry), and the late Bob Furness.

Lynda will be lovingly remembered by many cousins, niece, nephews, and friends. She was an active member of St. John's Anglican Church, Port Dalhousie.


Ozog DennisOZOG, Dennis John - Passed away peacefully after a brief battle with cancer at the Port Colborne General Hospital on Tuesday January 9, 2018 at the age of 62 years.

Born in Welland he has lived in this area all of his life. Dennis was an avid outdoorsman.

He is survived by his companion Julia Chake, children Dennis Jr Ozog and Amanda Ozog, step daughter Meaghan, brothers Richard and John (Grace Lorena) Ozog.

Predeceased by his parents Ted and Sonja Ozog.


Greening RennieGREENING, Rennie Forbes – (December 5, 1929 – January 9, 2018) - Passed away peacefully at the St. Catharines General Hospital, surrounded by love.

Loving husband of Barbara for 63 years. Devoted father of Kenneth Greening (2010) (Cheryl) and Gail Howie (David).

Cherished grandpa and papa to Ryan Greening, Alyson Geier (2012) (Jesse), Andrea Greening, Cynthia Stewart (Neil), David Jr. and Daniel Howie. Great-grandpa to Sophie and Lacey Geier and Nathaniel Stewart. Survived by many nieces and nephews.


Byberg SigneBYBERG, Signe Linnea (nee Olson) - Passed away peacefully at Port Colborne Hospital on January 9, 2018 in her 104th year.

Signe was born in Haileybury, Ontario on August 19, 1914. Predeceased by her parents August and Anna Olson and her husband of 60 years, Andrew.

She is survived by her children Wayne (Nancy) of Port Perry, Ken (Beverly) of Fonthill, Terry (Theresa) of Niagara Falls, Bonnie (Paul) Mercer of Cobourg, 9 Grandchildren, 19 Great Grandchildren and 4 Great Great Grandchildren.


BULSTRODE, Margaret Edmunds - Passed away at Albright Manor, on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at the age of 85.

Beloved wife of the late Guy (2014). Loving mother of Anne and Chris (Cathie) Bulstrode.

Cherished grandmother of Daniel, Katelyn, Taylor and Kyle and great-grandmother of Caden and Charlotte.


Sotirakos SpiroSOTIRAKOS, Spiro - Spiro Sotirakos passed away peacefully at the Welland Hospital, with his wife by his side, on January 8th, 2018, at the age of 92.

Devoted husband of Helen and loving father of Tess Sotirakos, Kathy Sotirakos (Nick Roussos) and Tina Sotirakos. Cherished brother-in-law of Angie and George Bourolias, grandfather of Michael Roussos, and uncle of Stephanie Marangoudakis (nee Sakales) and Terry Sotirakos.

Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews in Ontario, Quebec, Virginia, New York, and Greece.


Curtis JosephCURTIS, Joseph Michael - Passed away peacefully, with his loving family by his side on Monday, January 8th, 2018 at the Henley House at the age of 82.

Beloved husband of Anne for 55 years. Cherished father of Joanne (Ron) Meighan, Debbie (Drew) Scott and Sandra (Mark) Fehr. Loving Grandpa of Kari, Curtis, Jordan, Emily, Matthew and Nikolas.

Cherished brother of Henry (Carolyn) Curtis. Brother in law of Fred O'Donnell, Carol Vriens and Gary Deslaurier. Joseph was predeceased by his sisters Theresa, Mary and Veronica and his brothers Edward and Mike.


Clendennin LindaCLENDENNIN, Linda 'Lukie' - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Monday January 8, 2018 at the age of 70.

Beloved mother of Penny and her husband Brad.

Loving sister of Betty (the late Garnet) Dunseith, Robert (Bonnie) Clendennin and Mark (Linda) Clendennin.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Linda worked for over 20 years at the Regal Coffee Shop.


Beaver GracePHILLIPS, Grace Rita (Beaver) - Passed away, peacefully, at the Welland Hospital on Monday, January 8, 2018, one day shy of her 75th birthday.

Beloved wife of the late Albert (1998). Cherished mother of Allan, Greg (Nancy) and Todd (Rose). Proud and loving grandmother of Eric, Jeremy and “meemaw” of Kenzie.

Dear sister of Norm, Shirley and Raymond. Sadly missed by several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Norman and Blanche Beaver.


Biletchi AnneBILETCHI, Anne - Peacefully at GNGH in Niagara Falls on January 8th, 2018 at the age of 88.

Predeceased by her husband William. Sadly missed by her children; Janis (Michael) Burke, Bill (Lynn) Biletchi, and Debbie Biletchi (Kevin).

Beloved grandma to Steven & Jeffrey Biletchi, Tom, Jim & Dave Burke, Kory, Chad, & Brett Lernout & great-grandchildren; Stephanie, Anthony, Kim, Ben, Norah & Lily.


Kerr WilliamKERR, William Ferguson 'Bill' – Passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness at the age of 94 on Monday, January 8th, 2018 at the G.N.G.H.

He leaves to mourn his wife of 71 years Ellen (Lowes) Kerr. Fondly remembered by his children Rob (Bob) and Joan Kerr and Deb and Tom Free.

Cherished grandfather of Allyson, Mike, Brian, Ashley, Sarah, Carolyn, Darren and Andrea. “Papa Bill” to his precious great grandchildren Ethan, Brianna, Grayson, Keira, Denver and Emily.

Predeceased by his parents James and Mary Kerr and his siblings Sam (Ann) Kerr, Margaret (Peggy) Hare, Susan (Bill) Sandall, Jim (Rita) Kerr and his twin sister Elizabeth who died in infancy.


Rigsby RuthRIGSBY, Ruth M. (nee Nelson) - Passed away peacefully in her 92nd year at Douglas Memorial Hospital, Ft. Erie January 8th, 2018.

Ruth was predeceased by her husband James (married for 67 years), her sister Shirley Hiller, Brother in Law Robert Hiller and Brother Fred Nelson.

Ruth is survived by her son Terry (Judy), her daughter Vicki Lynn, her grandchildren Kristine (Ryan) Beck, James (Sondra Locke) Rigsby, and her great grandchildren Khloe and Conner Beck.


Hicks BillHICKS, William James 'Bill' - Peacefully at home, on Monday, January 8, 2017 at 77 years of age.

Devoted husband of the late Ann Kathryn (nee Dodington) (January 28, 2016) for 51 years. Loving Dad of Derek and his wife Patti. Cherished Grandpa of Rachael and Andrew.

Dear brother of Judy (Bob) Cooney, Dennis (Jan) Hicks, Leanne (Bill) Doyle, Linda (Mark) McGlynn, Randy (Linda) Hicks the late Nancy (Glen) Seburn; brother-In-law of David (Donna) Dodington, Walter Dodington and the late Karen “Kai” (Vince) Brady.


Allen KarlaALLEN, Karla J. (Bethune) – Passed away peacefully and surrounded by the love of her family, on Sunday January 7, 2018, at Hospice Niagara, in her 48th year.

Survived by her husband and best friend for 19 years, Michael, her loving daughters of whom she was so proud, Sofia and Jorja, her parents, Nancy and George Bethune, her sisters Sue (Julian) Ristow & family (Ben, Kai, Therese), and Jill (Matt) McGovern & family (Ava, Charlize, Kieran).

Karla is also survived by the Allen family including her mother-in-law Joanne, sister-in-law Nancy Allen, and brothers-in-law Robert and Chris (Tanya) and family.


Perrotto GiuseppinaPERROTTO, Giuseppina (nee COLANGELO)  - It is with great sadness that the family of Giuseppina Perrotto announces her passing on January 7, 2018 in her 94th year.

She passed away peacefully at home with her loving family by her side.

Beloved wife of 71 years to Rocco Perrotto (2013) and loving mother of Mike (Grace), Paul (Nadine) and Marijane Toth (Kevin Robbins).


Cadorette MaureenCADORETTE, Maureen Ellen (née Clushman) - Passed peacefully in the arms of her loving family on Januar 7, 2018, at the age of 76.

Maureen will be forever missed by her loving husband Ray of 52 years. Devoted mother to Colleen (Ed) and Sean (Sarah). Cherished Nana to Sarah, Katie, Elle and Atley.

Maureen is predeceased by her parents Dorothy and John and her aunt Margaret.


McGowan MayMcGOWAN, Mary Jane 'May' - Passed peacefully in her sleep on January 7, 2018 at the age of 78.

Predeceased by her loving husband Eugene (2010) and grand-daughter Donna Marie (2013).

May leaves behind her sons James (Cathy), Eugene (Dawn), Terry, Michael (Andrea) and Kevin (Stefani).  Cherished gran to Kevin, Michael, Brianna, Samantha and Arianna and great-gran to Ryan and Sean.

May will be lovingly remembered by her sister Rose McNeil (James), brother-in-law Michael McGowan (Aileen), sisters-in-law Mary Langley (Gary), Patricia Connor (Chris) and her many nieces, nephews and friends in both Canada and her native Scotland.


Zaraza MariaZARAZA, Maria - It is with extremely deep sorrow we announce the passing of the biggest hearted woman we have ever known.

Maria touched the hearts of so many with her sweetness, generosity, sense of humour and feistiness. Her braveness impressed many during her lifetime and her will to get better impressed many more during this past year.

Maria passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the age of 81, with her loving daughter Elizabeth (Ela #1) and son-in-law Steve (Stiv) by her side.

Beloved and devoted wife of the late Jozef (2008), beloved mother of the late Jozef Kazimierz (2014) and beloved sister of the late Krystyna Romanek (1999).


BRODHAGEN, Clifford 'Cliff' - Peacefully on Sunday, January 7th, 2018 at the St. Catharines Hospital in his 82nd year.

Beloved husband of Marilyn (nee McIlroy) for 61 years. Loving father of Kevin (Terri), Karen Rothwell (Mike Saunders), Kalvin (Bev) and Kris. Dear grandfather of six and great grandfather of four.

Survived by his sister Muriel Mines and brother Gord.

Cliff retired from Fraser Paper in Thorold. He was a volunteer with Thorold South Volunteer Fire Department.


Biamonte IoleBIAMONTE, Iole (nee Orsini) - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, on Sunday January 7th, 2018 at the age of 55.

Beloved wife of Saverio 'Sam' for 30 years, loving mother of Vincent and Julia.  Dear daughter of Joe and Maria Orsini and daughter-in-law of Grazia (late Napoleon) Biamonte.

She will be missed by her brother Costanzo (Efisia) Orsini, sister-in-law Sarah (Nick) Scali, brother-in-law Nick (Lena) Biamonte.  Much loved aunt of Mary Elizabeth (Adriano), Sabrina, Joseph and Angelo Orsini, Kristen (Joe) Smith, Kara (Elie) Kassabian, Jonathan Scali, Michalla Biamonte.


Gilbert JohnGILBERT, John - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Gilbert on January 7th, 2018 at the Niagara Health System, St. Catharines Site at the age of 79.

Beloved husband of the late Lynda Gilbert (1999).  Dear friend of Vicky Ryan. Loving father of Wendy (Pierre), Terri (Daniel), Robin and Melissa (Shawn).

Brother of Roland (Linda), Jerry (Francine), Camille (Bonnie), Robert, Roger (Terry), Marie and Monique and brother-in-law of Rose Gilbert. Cherished grandpa of Grant, Jennifer, Noah, Reanna, Jordan and Ethan.


Boluch MariaBOLUCH, Maria – Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Extended Care Unit, Welland on Sunday, January 7, 2018 in her 105th year.

Loving mother of Ted Boluch (Mary). Cherished Baba of Michael and his wife Cheryl and proud great Baba of Jeffrey and Sammy.

Maria was predeceased by her husband Julian (1978) and her son Bohdan Petrusyk (2002).


MORRIS, Sidney Phillip 'Sid' - Having lived a long and busy life Sidney “Sid” Phillip Morris passed away on the 7th January, 2018 in his 100th year, at the Village of Tansley Woods long term care facility in Burlington, Ontario.

Having been born on Murray Street in Fort Erie, Sid lived his life on the Niagara Peninsula, between Fort Erie, Ridgeway and Chippawa. Following several short term jobs including one with the Fort Erie Dairy he had a long and eventful career with the Canadian Niagara Power Company, retiring from there in April 1983 after 44 years.