BRETTELL, Jack Edward – Passed away peacefully at home on April 22, 2017 at the age of 80.
Beloved husband of Kathi (nee Bruzzese) for over 59 years. Proud father of David (Kerry), Tina (Roger St. Louis), and Marti Culig (Bob). Loving Papa of Sarah, Michael, Katherine, Jesse, Brian Brettell, Kayli and Danny Culig.
Jack will be fondly remembered by his brothers Jim (Maggie), Don (Carol), sisters Elsie Morris (late Ray), and Barb Carr (Ray). Jack will be sadly missed by all of his nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
Jack was predeceased by his parents, and granddaughter Emily Rose Brettell.
MULKINS, Robert Lee - Passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday April 21, 2017 in his 87th year.
Father to Diane, Judy, Mark and Penny (Wayan). Stepfather to Freda, Andy, Angelo (Tanya) and Angel. He was “GRANDPA On The Farm” to 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
He will be sadly missed by his sister Betty, and many nieces and nephews.
EASTON, William 'Bill' - Peacefully on Friday, April 21st, 2017 at the Hamilton General Hospital at the age of 68.
'Newf' loved his birthday breakfasts with his family and enjoyed dropping in on his friends without notice. He loved being called 'Poppy' as he lived for his grandkids.
Survived by wife Sharon and his children Roni-Sue (Gino) Gicante, Mark (Cheryl) Easton and Billie Jo (Bill) Hartlen. Dear Poppy of Amanda, Justin, Ethan, Nicholas, Kaitlyn, Brianna and Hunter. Bill is survived by many loving brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his parents William and Gladys Easton.
CROSS, Cecilia (nee Patton) (Webster) – Peacefully passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Linhaven Home at the age of 93.
Beloved wife of the late Leroy Cross.
Loving mother of Robert and Charles (Cecilia). Lovingly remembered by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
HAYNES, Gloria Ruth (nee Woodham) - Suddenly at home on Friday, April 21, 2017, at the age of 62, Gloria Ruth Haynes (nee Woodham).
Mother to Laurie and Robert. Dear sister of Linda (Vern) Dennis, Les (Darlene) Woodham, George (Diane) Woodham, Sheila Van Mil (Steve VanderVelde), Stan (Brenda) Woodham, Murray (Sandy) Woodham, the late Mark (2006) and Wayne Woodham.
Predeceased by her parents Gord and Eva Woodham.
MATTHEWS, Beatrice Alene 'Bea' - Peacefully at Garden City Manor on Friday, April 21, 2017, Bea Matthews, aged 80 years.
Predeceased by husband Bob (2016).
Loving mother of Joy, Janet (Mike) Purcer and Rob. Grandmother of Sherri (Thomas), Cristy (Adam), Jennifer (Corey), Matthew (Ashley), Chris, Lisa, Greg and Samantha.
Also survived by 13 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
Predeceased by sister Cheryl Monahan and granddaughter Tanya.
BURATTINI, Concetta - Passed away peacefully on April 20, 2017 at the St. Catharines General Hospital at the age of 77.
Loving wife of the late of Darmo - 2012.
Dearly missed by her sons Albert (Wendy) and Gino (Janet). Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Sam (Danielle), Amanda (Michael), Jordan, Shelby (Dan), Mauryah (Chris), Jessica, Katelyn and by her great-granddaughter Mia.
Devoted and caring aunt to Lena Sassano (Robert), Danny Sassano and to her great nieces and nephews Keri, Allan, Laura, Felisha and Patrick.
BROWNELL, Arthur Ernest - After an unexpected illness, and with his family by his side on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington in his 79th year.
Loving husband of Diane (Wren) Brownell for almost 58 years. Dear father of Lee (Kris), Scott (Donna), and Chris (Lori). Devoted and loving grandfather of Jimmy-Lee, Bradley (Tasha), and Jesse (Rhi); Brock and Jaden; and Trevor and Nicole; and great-grandchildren Degan, Dominic and Lincoln.
Brother of the late Phyllis (Bill) Stevenett. Brother-in-law to late June (Alf) Hare, and Rick Wren (Don Upper). Also sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
REED, Jeffrey 'Jeff' - Passed peacefully at St. Catharines General Hospital after a long struggle with Parkinsons on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the age of 70.
Loving husband of Gill of 9 years. Father of Kristoffer (Kristi), Craig (Lori) and stepfather of Andrew (Katie). Grandad to Meladori and Sebastian. Also survived by his aunt Vera Clay.
Jeff emigrated to Canada in 1970 and worked as a painter at Hinterhoeller and C&C Yachts until the early 1990s.
KACZOR, Stanley - Peacefully on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at the Welland Hospital in his 98th year.
Beloved husband of the late Ida for 74 years.
Loving father of Klaus of British Columbia and Peter (Barbara) of Calgary. Dear grandfather of Jason, Kerry, Kassandra. Great grandfather of Ashley, Marcus, Paris, Kendra. Predeceased by his sister Steffa Popiel.
Born in Poland, Stanley served in World War II in Poland and Russia. Before coming to Canada he lived in Germany with his wife Ida whom he married in Czechoslovakia during the war. Stanley was a custodian at both St. Charles School and the Thorold Medical Clinic.
MURDOCK, Cecil R. - (November 6, 1935 – April 20, 2017) - Peacefully passed away, with his family by his side, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital.
Beloved husband and best friend for 59 years of Myra.
Cherished Dad of Vincent (Cindy), Babette (Greg) Bailey, Jason (Loral), Darlene (Elliott Robbins), Naomi Deschamps (Al), Robert (Ashley), and the late Kevin.
Loving grandfather of 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
WILLIAMS, Larry Reid – Passed away peacefully at the GNGH at the age of 82 on April 20, 2017 after a lengthy illness.
Predeceased by his wife Shirley Rose (nee Shapland) Williams, his two sons John Reid Williams and Bruce E Williams, and his brother Loyd “Bud” Williams.
He be sadly missed by his surviving sons Bill and Lorraine Williams, Robert “Bob” and Dorie Williams and David Williams. He will also be greatly missed by his brother Lyle Williams (Kitchener) and his nephews, nieces and grandchildren.
ASCENZO, Assunta - Peacefully on Thursday, April 20, 2017 in her 94th year, Assunta joined the love of her life, Gino.
Loving mother of Camillo (June) and Gabriele (Denise). Wonderful Nona to Leila (Whitney), Marc, Andrea, Michael and Joseph.
Dear sister of Giovanni Presutto (Gina) and Sister-in-law of Pasqualina Ascenzo and Bambina Ascenzo. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
CLARKSON, Irene - At Oakwood Park Lodge in Niagara Falls on April 20, 2017, we said goodbye to our beloved Mother, Sister, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother Irene (nee Stuart) Clarkson. She was 89.
Irene was born in England and has lived in Fort Erie and Stevensville since 1953. Irene was passionate about her family and its heritage, and her faith in God.
She leaves behind her sons Michael (Jennifer) and Steve (Cathy); brother Roy (Darlene) Stuart; grandchildren Paul (Antonella), Kevin (Christie), Matt and Katie Clarkson; great granddaughters Skye and Hannah Clarkson; many nieces and nephews in England, good friends Judy Rossiter, Diane Gray, Storm and Tanya Sanza, and extended members of the Vanderklei family.
Irene was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Fred Clarkson, in 2003 and her brother Gordon Stuart in 2000.
BREMNER, Gordon Clifford - Passed away at St. Peter's Hospital, Hamilton, on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in his 81st year.
Beloved husband of Virginia (nee Bonifacio). Loved father of Kim Palios (Nick), John Bremner (Sarah) and Mike Bremner. Cherished grandfather of Adam, Stefan, Emily, Summer, Georgia, Griffin and Oliver.
Dear brother of Jack Bremner (Joyce) and brother-in-law of Rita Rowell and Rudy Bonifacio (Sue).
GALLO, Giuseppina (nee Notarianni) - Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at the Welland Hospital on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 Giuseppina Gallo (nee Notarianni) of Welland passed away in her 96th year.
Beloved wife of the late Antonio Gallo (2008).
Loving mother of Agostino (Bonnie) and Rose (Joe) Nicotera. Nonna will be sadly missed by her 5 grandchildren; Anthony (Julie), Teresa (Rob Kish), Paul (Julie), George (Elena) and Anthony (Shane).
Cherished "Big Nana" of 8 great grandchildren; Amanda, Samantha, Elizabeth, Ian, Gavin, Alessandro, Gianluca and Giorgia. She will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
RUDNISKY, Amelia 'Millie' (nee Rozic) - Formerly of Port Colborne, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the University Hospital in London at the age of 92 years.
Beloved wife of the late Elmer Rudnisky (2005), loving mother of Jim Rudnisky and his wife Bonnie of Kitchener and Cathy Kielb and her husband John of London.
Loving grandmother of Jennifer and her husband Jurgen Kleylein and Mark Rudnisky and his wife Amanda, great grandmother of Edson and Arlo Rudnisky. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
ROSE, June Lillian, R.N. - (1947 - 2017) - Passed away at her St. Catharines home on April 19, 2017 with her husband Raymond Benson at her side, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Survived by her husband Raymond, children Anatole and Jaime (Bree), and sister Heather Rose M.D. of Halifax, N.S.
CLENDENING, Marquis William 'Bill' (Sgt. Maj.) - At home on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at the age of 81.
Survived by his wife Nancy and daughter April, and good friend Judy Wade and her daughters Jenna (Chris) & Kelly (Rodney) and family.
Predeceased by parents Marquis & Edith, two sisters Lois Young and Irene Young.
Bill was a dedicated member of the Canadian Corps Unit #44, and was proud to have served his country and municipality.
THOMSON, Leanna E. (Fisher) - Peacefully passed away in her sleep, at her residence, on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the age of 73 years.
She was the beloved wife of the late Larry Thomson (2003). Loving Mom of Koren (Randy) West and Rob (Lynda) Thomson. Cherished Nana of Cameron and Makenna Thomson. Dear sister of Craig (Fay) Fisher. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Leanna was formerly employed as a Registered Nurse at the GNGH for many years before leaving nursing to raise her family. She was an avid Bridge and Euchre player, enjoying a great game of cards.
DAL BELLO, Margaret Lorraine (nee Reid) - Lorraine passed away at G.N.G.H. on April 19, 2017 at the age of 82.
Loving mother of Brian & Margaret Dal Bello and Susanne & James Susin. Cherished Grannie of Julie & Greg Bridger, Ian Dal Bello, Matthew, Catherine, Andrew and Kevin Susin. Much loved Great Grannie of Ben & Lauren Bridger.
Survived by brother-in-law Ken Gibson and sister-in-law Ruth Reid and by her many nieces and nephews. Will be missed by best friends for life Vivian O'Brien, Jean Dal Bello and the late Peggy Guarasci. Predeceased by brothers Alan and Frank and sisters Eileen Ross and Pat Gibson.
ANDRES, Richard Charles - Died peacefully in his sleep with his family by his side, on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the St. Catharines General Hospital after a short illness, at the age of 49.
Beloved son of Christine Restivo (Sam) and Ron Andres (Claudette). Loving brother of Sharon Burns (Rob) and Jennifer Carbini (Marcello).
Uncle Rick will be deeply missed by nieces Maggie, Ella and Hannah Burns. Fondly remembered by dear friend Paris Cosby and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
SILVESTRI, Consiglia (née Ventresca) - Peacefully at the Welland Hospital surrounded by her loving family, Consiglia (Ventresca) Silvestri passed away on April 19th, 2017 at the age of 91.
Devoted wife of the late Guido Silvestri (1999).
Cherished mother of Erigio, Joseph and Domenic (Karen). She will be sadly missed by her 5 grandchildren; Jonathan, Joey, Vanessa, Eric and Jenna (Josh) and her great grandson Alex.
Predeceased by her parents Giuseppe and Rachelle Ventresca and 3 brothers; Frank, Tony and Gelso.
YEDINAK, Marian Helen (Syrja) – Loving wife of Bill Yedinak for 31 years, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the age of 57.
Beloved sister of Karen Smeja (Syrja) and sister-in-law of Stefan Smeja and Robert Yedinak. Special aunt to Christien, Zofia and Michael Smeja.
Loving daughter-in-law of Bill Yedinak Sr. She is also survived by Tiger, her faithful furry companion. Marian was predeceased by her parents Wilho and Erma Syrja, Brother Wayne Syrja (Lisa Hagan), mother-in-law Anne Yedinak and Harley, her first cat.
FINLAY, Barbara - Barbara was called home on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in her 76th year.
Loving mother of Douglas, Laurie (Jim), Lawrence (Brenda), and Dwight. Proud grandma & nana of Mary (Tim), Ashley, Barbara-Anne and Corey. Best GG to Nellie, Dontae, Cohen, Landon, Daiqhuan and Taylor.
Dear sister-in-law to Judy. Barbara will be remembered by many nieces and nephews.
SIMPSON, Douglas M. – Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on April 18, 2017 at the age of 96 years.
Predeceased by his loving wife, Jean and infant son, Wilfred.
Beloved father to Mike (Kim). Cherished Grandpa to his grandchildren; Nathan Simpson, Erika (Matt) Bird and Kaitlyn Simpson (Tyler) and two great-grandchildren, Carter and Evelyn Bird.