Giroux HelenGIROUX, Helen Olga (nee Smelle) - It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our loving mother at St. Catharines General Hospital on May 25, 2018, at the age of 84.

Loving mom to John (Irena) and Gary (Kathy) and their father the late John "Jack". Cherished sister of Fran (Al) Lounsbury, Jim Smelle and sister-in-law to Doris Smelle.

Survived by her step-grandaughter Lindsay and her son Theoden and many loving family members and close friends.

Predeceased by her siblings Paul, Carl, and Tom (Annie).

Swailes PaulSWAILES, Paul Andrew – Passed away peacefully at St. Catharines General Hospital on Thursday May 24, 2018 at the age of 61.

Beloved father of Robert “RJ” Swailes and Suzie Swailes (Bill Bowslaugh). Caring grandfather of Ethan and Rebecca. Sadly missed by his ex-wife and best friend Lynn Swailes.

Dear brother of Mary and the late Eddie Doyle. Predeceased by his mother Marion Swailes and his brother George Swailes.

Smith BobSMITH, Robert 'Bob' - It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Bob, surrounded by the love of his family, on Thursday May 24, 2018 at the age of 86.

Bob was the loving husband of 59 years to the late Mary (Grampola) Smith (2013) and a dearly loved and devoted father to Richard (Angie), Terri (Neil) and Brian (Jacquie) and a cherished grandfather to Adam, Brettney, Rebecca, Laura, Siobhan and Robbie.

Bob was a principal partner of Crawford, Smith and Swallow, having started with the firm at the age of 18 and he worked continuously until the time of his passing.

Bernier ReginaldBERNIER, Reginald - Peacefully on Thursday May 24, 2018 at the age of 78 surrounded by his loving family.

Predeceased by his parents Emile and Blanche and step-father Edgar, brother Regent and sister-in-law Madeleine.

Survived by his loving wife Elsie, sons Marc and Nick also his adored grandchildren Jessica, Sarah, Talon, Victoria, Trinity and nieces and nephew.

Reg was owner and operator of Bernier Excavating and Haulage for 40 years. He was also founder of the Welland Snowmobile Club.

Houlden JimHOULDEN, James T. 'Jim' - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in his 92nd year.

Beloved husband of 65 years to Janine. Cherished father of James (Jane), Diane (Jim) Doughty, Robert (Katrina) and Marianne (Michael) Chernishenko. Loving grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Dear brother of Bill (Sylvia) Vine, Doug (Deb) Vine and brother-in-law to Nicole. Predeceased by his brother Joseph, his mother Winnifred, his father Norman, and stepfather William F. Vine.

Page JeanPAGE, Jean - (May 20, 1926 - May 23, 2018) - Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the age of 92.

Beloved wife of 67 years to Clint. Devoted mother to Brian (Sharon) and Valerie Sommer.

Cherished Nan of Kelly (Dan), Vicki (Brad), Olivia and the late Claire. Great Nan to Zachary and Oliver.

Atherton AlanATHERTON, Alan Frank - Passed away peacefully at Hospice Niagara surrounded by family. Alan succumbed to his long battle with cancer on May 23rd, 2018 at the age of 75.

Dad will be sadly missed by Laura Lee Allen (Troy), Tim (Michelle), Leigh (David Watt), and Caroline Polgrabia (Mark).

Grandpa to Bronwyn, Kassandra, Benjamin, Sullivan and Beth, Papa to Jayden and Kaitlyn.

Enss ArnoENSS, Arno Werner Gustaf – Passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in his 91st year.

Cherished husband of Hannelore, loving father of Sonja (Doug) Brown, Ingrid (Murray) Bauman.

Special opa to Samantha (Ben) Slater, Matthew (Ali) Bauman, and Martin.  Proud great grandfather to Theo Slater.

Vail DonVAIL, Donald Ross - With great sadness we announce that on May 23, 2018, Donald Ross Vail, at the age of 89, passed as a result of a sudden stroke.

Don Vail, predeceased by his true love and wife, the lovely redhead Margery, his parents Ross and Hazel, Margery’s parents Ken and Ora Bradt, his brother-in-laws Ted Pitts and John Butz, and his sisters-in-law Donna Pitts and Donna Vail.

Don leaves behind his older brother Harold, his sister-in-law Betty Butz, his daughter Susan and her partner Liz MacDonald, and his son Robert.

Robinson PeterROBINSON, Peter Baldwin B.A., LL.B., C.Med. - Peter Robinson died peacefully on the morning of Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 65 years of age.

Father of Alexander Baldwin Robinson and Jillian Weston Robinson, brother of Susanna Robinson Gilpin and her husband Vincent Gilpin.

Peter was an exceptional father, professional, athlete and friend throughout his life. He attended the University of Western Ontario where he graduated with his BA in Psychology and then continued his education with law and mediation respectively at Queen’s University and Harvard University.

His 37 year career started at Coy Barch & Reid McNaughton law firms and Peter was a partner at Martens Lingard LLP before he successfully founded Robinson Mediation Inc. A highlight of Peter’s legal career was his contribution to the implementation of Canadian laws in respect to commercial diving.

Cirillo JasonCIRILLO, Jason Rocco - (1983 - 2018) - On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at the age of 34.

Jason Rocco Cirillo, beloved son of Kimberley Mussat and the late Rocco, remembered by his step-father Mike Mussat. Loved brother of Justin, Colton and Caleb.

Dear father of Torren and NovianaFondly remembered by his grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Randall GailRANDALL, Gail (nee O’Brine) - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, after a lengthy battle with cancer on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the age of 78.

Deeply loved by her husband David and her daughters Wendy (Gino Palermo) and Penny Freeman. Proud and loving grandmother of Emily, Olivia, Erica and Mike.

Hodgins BarbaraHODGINS, Barbara Jane - (1930 - 2018) - Peacefully on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at Niagara Health Centre, St. Catharines Site.

Barbara beloved wife of George for 67 years. Devoted mother to bill and his wife Brenda.

Lovingly remembered by Christina (Don), Richard (Tasha), Katie-Lynn (Dave), Carter, Russ, and Trinity, her sister Janet her husband Bob and their family.

FENTON, Ellen Mae (Blades) - Passed peacefully at Woodlands of Sunset on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 in her 90th year.

Loving mother of Carolyn (late Len) and Joan (Kevin).

Loved Nanny of Donna (James), Jim, Robert (Delores), William and Bradley (Kristina). Great Nanny of Kristopher, Kevin, Kaitlin, Cassady (Steve), Zachary, Connor and Noah. Great great Nanny of Hailey and Addison. Dear sister of Ronnie.

Predeceased by husband Foster, children Robert, Eric, Elsie, granddaughter Deborah and son-in-law Len.

MANN, Murray Douglas - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Murray on May 22, 2018 at the age of 87 at the St. Catharines General Hospital.

Loving husband of the late Donna Mann (2006). Beloved father of Laurie (Patrick) Hamerton, John Mann, Brenda (John) Allain, David (Denise) Mann and Janet (Georgette) Mann.

KOSINSKY, Valerie Lynn – At her home in St. Anns on Tuesday May 22, 2018, Valerie Kosinsky, aged 72 years.

Beloved wife of Gary and caring mother of Gary (Nicole) and Christy (Andrew). Grandmother of Eleanor, William, Emily and Kaz.

Dear sister of Garth (Maureen) Tustin. Also survived by nephews Colin & Stephen Linwood.

Penner KatiePENNER, Katie (nee Teske) - (December 4, 1934 – May 22, 2018) -

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our dear loving mother and precious oma.  After a courageous battle with cancer, Katie entered into the presence of the Lord Jesus.

Predeceased by her husband Jakob (2016), she will be greatly missed by her daughter Rita (Don) Wall, daughter Tina (Ignazio) Boccia, son Peter (Cheryl) Penner, 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Wilcox DoreenWILCOX, Doreen Mae (nee Fretz) - (September 29, 1928 - May 22, 2018) - Passed away at age 89.

Predeceased by Bob (2014). Mother of Wendy (Lou) Brandes, Robert (Maryse St. Laurent) Wilcox and David (Shirley Roche) Wilcox.

McClentic DwayneMcCLENTIC, Dwayne – It is with broken hearts that the family of Dwayne McClentic announces his sudden passing on Monday, May 21, 2018 at the age of 45.

Dear brother of Rose Cichocki (Mark). Proud and loving uncle of Mark Jr. (Geneva), Julie (Jesse) and great-uncle of Damien, Deanna Joy and Hazel. He will be sadly missed by his stepsister Wilma Brown (Isaac) and their family as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Predeceased by his parents Clary and Diane McClentic.

Davis ArleneDAVIS, J. Arlene - (Lifelong member of St. John the Evangelist Church and faithful volunteer with Special Olympics) -

Surrounded by her family, at Bella Senior Care Residence, on Monday, May 21, 2018.

Arlene (McShane) a lifelong resident of Thorold in her 86th year. Wife of the late Robert (Bob) Davis. Dear mother of Penny (Alex Fiuk), Kim Davis, Shane Davis (Janet) and Jill (Grant Bivand).

Allen BillALLEN, William 'Bill' - (1931 - 2018) - Bill Allen, beloved husband of Marianne, passed away peacefully at the NHS St. Catharines, May 21, 2018.

Devoted father of Craig and Carolyn {Chris} MacPherson and Grampie to Kelsey and Tyler.

Bill was born in Bayside, New Brunswick to Trueman and Hilda Allen, brother of Lysle {2018] Bernice and Sylvia {1991}Hal  Evans. Brother-in-Law to Ada {Art 2015) McGarr and Pat {2010} and Bill Dickson {2015].

Bill moved to Ontario to help his sister and decided he loved Ontario and would stay.

Ferrante LinaFERRANTE, Lina (nee Stanziano) - Passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord, surrounded by her loving family on Monday, May 21st, 2018 at 79 years of age.

Lina was predeceased by her adoring husband Giambattista of 52 years.

Cherished mother to Luigi (Lucia), Angela (Luigi) Fratangelo and Fernanda (Harry) Krekorian. Loving Nonna to Laura, Ariana, Liana, Peter, Lucas, Jonathan and Melina.

BRUNEAU, Daniel David - Passed away at the United Mennonite Home in Vineland on May 21, 2018, at the age of 75.

Loving husband of Gail (nee Thiffault) for 47 years. Loved father of Keri (Matt) Burnside and Tim (Kelly) Bruneau. Cherished grandfather of Andrew, Jessica, David, Allison, Evelyn, Kya, Vanessa and Lindsey.

Dear brother of Janet Bruneau, Grace Bruneau, John Bruneau (Margaret) and the late Aungus Bruneau (Jean) and brother-in-law of Joe Thiffault (Debbie).

LeDOUX, Trellie John Donovan 'T.J.' - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of T.J. (Trellie John) Donovan LeDoux on Monday, May 21st, 2018.

Beloved husband of Elizabeth "Hazel" for 38 years. Loving father of T.J. LeDoux [Tasha McAmmond), Sydney LeDoux, Gavin LeDoux and grandfather of Savannah LeDoux, Serena LeDoux, Ethyn Garvie.

Predeceased by parents Trellie & Florence LeDoux and sister Bonnie Day.

St. John OliveST. JOHN, Olive - Passed away suddenly at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Monday May 21, 2018 at the age of 81.

Beloved wife of the late Bruce St.John (1999).

Cherished mother of Andrew St. John and Susan Smith and loving grandmother of Jennifer and Rebecca Smith. Predeceased by her brother John (1935) and sister Gloria (1950).

Course JohnCOURSE, Rev. John Edward, Sr. - Died in his ninetieth year on Monday, May 21, 2018.

Beloved husband of Shirley and dear father of the Ven. Dr. John Course, Jr. (Beverly), and Cheryl (Frank).  Loving grandfather of Jessica, Joseph, Jamie, Julia and Christopher (Carling) and great-grandfather of Brennan. 

Rev. John Course had been the rector of Christ Church, West Flamborough, St. Brendan, Port Colborne, St. John, Jordan and St. Mark, Louth, St. John, Weston, and Priest-in-charge of St. John, Simcoe, respectively.