Barry AudreyBARRY, Audrey Catherine - Passed away at Grandview Lodge, Dunnville on Friday, December 15, 2017 at the age of 84.

Beloved wife of the late Jack Barry (1999) and loving mother of Linda Battle and her late husband Donald, and Darlene Clark (Brian).

Proud grandmother of Carrie (Michael), Jill (Terry) and late husband Derek Ings, Tracy (Steve), Crystal (Michael), Daniel (Michelle), and Shannon (Michael).


Bisson LauretteBISSON, Laurette - (Retired Real Estate Agent, serving with both Peter Sukkau Realty Ltd. And Conrad Gibbons Brokerage) -

Peacefully, at Henley House on Friday, December 15, 2017 in her 95th year.

Wife of the late Arthur Gibbons and the late Stanley Manning. Mother of the late Conrad Gibbons (the late Hanna) and the late Dennis Gibbons.


ILTCHUK, Alice (Marion) - Peacefully on Friday, December 15th, 2017 at the Welland Hospital at the age of 95.

Loving mother of Shirley Chan and Linda Tourond (Fred Martin).

Dear grandmother of Ginger, Monique, George and 6 great grandchildren. Predeceased by 3 brothers and 1 sister.


DiMarcantonio TonyDiMARCANTONIO, Antonio 'Tony' – Surrounded by the love of his family, Tony passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the age of 59.

Beloved husband for 34 years of Nancy (nee Blanchard). Cherished father of Chris (Candice), Matt (Jessica) and Rebecca and grandfather of Ethan, Ella and Lucas. Dear brother of Julie Williams (Paul) and George DiMarcantonio (Lori).

Tony will be sadly missed by his mother-in-law Berneice Blanchard and the entire Blanchard family. Predeceased by his parents Domenic and Patricia DiMarcantonio and his father-in-law Clarence Blanchard.


Taraba BernardTARABA, Bernard - At St. Catharines General Hospital on Thursday, December 14, 2017, Bernard Taraba passed away at the age of 87.

Beloved husband of Barbara (nee Foster) for 53 years.  Loving father of Lisa (Steve Deighton), Mark, Linda, Helen (Daryl Boyd), and David (Gissele).

Cherished grandfather of Foster, Chloe, Milena, Liam, Enzo, Aiden, and Sophie.  Also survived by his brothers Bill and Emil.


Ainslie WilliamAINSLIE, William H., M.D., F.R.C.S. (C). F.A.C.S. - It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of William, on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital.

Beloved husband of Alice for 27 years. Loving Father of David (Gail Hill), Heather Ainslie (Tom Eldridge), Margaret Ainslie, Sarah Kennedy (Gordon) and Stuart (Leigh Goring) and their mother Constance Ainslie. Dear stepfather of Stephen Cox (Tracey) and Lynne Davidson (Charles).


Poynter LesPOYNTER, Charles Leslie 'Les' – Passed away peacefully at Millennium Trail Manor on Thursday December 14, 2017 at the age of 85.

Predeceased by his wife Lois (1990). Dear father of Nicholas (Sandy), Philip (Lil) and Jennifer (Steve).

Cherished granddad of Nicola, James, Simon, Nina, Beckie, Daniel, Donna, and proud granddad of 16 great-grandchildren.


FOSTER, Jerry - Passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Thursday December 14, 2017 at the age of 71.

Beloved husband of 38 years to Jayne Foster.  Cherished father of Tracy, Jay, Larry, Joy and Sandra.  Loving grandfather of 13 and great-grandfather of 7.  Dear brother of Eddie Foster.


Bishop MadeleineBISHOP, Madeleine - It is with heavy hearts but with profound thanksgiving for a life well lived that the family of Madeleine Bishop announces her peaceful passing on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 in her 89th year.

Beloved wife of the late Andrew “Andy” Bishop (2004).

Cherished mother of Maureen Carter (Gord), Doris Maxwell (Fred Pitt), Gregory Bishop (Deanna), Karen Trasmundi (Tom), Suzanne Ottaviano (Maurice) and the late Keith and Jocelyne Bishop.


Petrejcik MargaretPETREJCIK, Margaret (nee Lauro) - On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, Margaret passed away peacefully, at home, in the safe embrace of her daughter Carol and son-in-law John. She was 91 years old.

Beloved wife of the late Michael Petrejcik. Cherished mother of Carol Campopiano (John) and Sharon Jenkins and mother-in-law of Charlene Hanson.

Grandmother of Terry Jenkins, Jason Petrejcik and Lori Petrejcik (Andrew) and great grandmother of Madison and Ava. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her sons Jerry and Michael, grandson Johnny and her brothers and sisters.


Graff BetteGRAFF, Bette - Of Welland, passed away at the Welland County General Hospital on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the age of 72 years.

Survived by her wife Marsha Sibbald, her father-in-law Earl Sibbald and her brother-in-law Matt Sibbald and his wife Laura. Also survived by many friends and family.

She was a member of the Welland Ladies Cribbage League. She was a registered nurse and retired from the Calgary General Hospital.


SHEARING, Jean Carol (nee Gaverluk) – (April 9, 1941 - December 13, 2017) - Peacefully passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital.

Predeceased by her two sons Daryl and Terry. Survived by her daughter in law Traci and grandson Jacob.

A special thank you to Char and Bonnie for all their support and help.


Barley DorothyBARLEY, Dorothy Kathleen - Peacefully at her home surrounded by the love of her family on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017.

Dorothy, cherished wife of the late Ainsley. Beloved mother of Geoff and his wife Catherine, Peter, and Jane and her husband Peter. Devoted Nana of Erin, Colin (Maria), Kate, Catherine (Nick) and Mark . Proud great grandmother of Liam and Sean.

A heartfelt thank you to the Gayman family for the love and care shown to "Aunt Do."


Mooney EarlMOONEY, Earl - Passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Wednesday December 13, 2017 at the age of 60.

Loving father of Kristen Mooney. Dear brother of Tom (Sherry) Mooney, Dennis (Bonnie) Mooney and Jane (John) Wasielewski.  He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Seaman and Eleanor Mooney.

Earl was an avid cribbage player at The Chippawa House and was employed at the Ford Assembly Plant in Oakville for many years.


Shore EdithSHORE, Edith (nee Scott) - Passed peacefully  on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at Bella Senior Care Residence in Niagara Falls at the age of 94.

Beloved wife of the late Red (Edward).

Loving mother of the late Sherry Shore and the late Wendy (the late Harry) Taylor. Cherished Grandma of Jody (Woody) Ward, Erin (Tony) Chieca, Lori Librock and Martin Adamski. Great grandmother of Emily Ward, Luca, Christian and Ethan Chieca.


Southwell LionelSOUTHWELL, Lionel George – Passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at the St Catharines Hospital at the age of 80.

Beloved partner of Joevene Viola. Cherished father of Virginia (Larry) O'Hearn, Wendy Poirier and Trish (Mike) Burke.

Loving grandfather of Tiffany, Christine, Jade, Thomas, Steven and Leeza. Great grandfather of Sophia. Step father of Clarissa Viola and Tina Martinucci.

Lionel was a Figure Skating Gold Medallist who had a passion for Ball Room Dancing that expanded to teaching and hosting local Ball Room competitions.


Brooks LorraineBROOKS, Lorraine Dale - Suddenly at home on Tuesday December 12, 2017.  Lorraine Dale Brooks in her 60th year.

Beloved wife for 18 years of David (Brooksie). Dear sister of Sharon and her husband Stan Meadows, Betty Jane and her husband Norm Desrouseaux, Linda and the late John Sharpe, Cindy and her husband Dennis Toll, and the late Shirley Houser.

Loved daughter-in-law of Grace and the late Clyde Brooks, and daughter of the late Hum and Helen Ricker. Sister-in-law of Vicki Card, Kathy and Jerry Dracz, and Diane Card.


Main JamesMAIN, James Leroy - Of Port Colborne, entered into the presence of his Lord and Saviour on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Northland Pointe at the age of 75.

Dear father of Rhonda (Joe) Grandilli of Port Colborne, Shawn (Karissa) Main and Alison (Jeff) Gooderham, both of Alberta.

Loving grandfather of Brad (Nikki) Rickman, Brent (Keilah) Rickman, Blake (Erin) Rickman, Kristina (Johnny) Grandilli, Cassandra, Dawson and Kira Main, Hunter (Janelle), Maggie and Noah Gooderham. Precious great grandfather of Jacob Rickman and Thys Grandilli.

Reunited with his best friend and love of his life Sandy Main (1993).


Edwards RobertEDWARDS, Robert Henry - Passed away peacefully with family at his side, at Eventide Nursing Home, in Niagara Falls on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the age of 73.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Anna-Britta Edwards (2016). Lovingly remembered by his children, Scott (Susan) Edwards and Lisa (Gordon) Young.

Cherished grandfather of Claudia, Avery, Kate and Ben.


Palmieri NatPALMIERI, Natalino 'Nat' - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at Hamilton General Hospital on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at the age of 75.

Beloved husband of 55 years to Lina (Orlando) Palmieri.  Dearly loved father of Gennaro (Libby) Palmieri, Rina (Tony) Milani and Mario Palmieri.

Cherished Nonno of Michael, Olivia and Anthony Palmieri, Carly and Daniel Milani.  Dear brother of Carmelina (Franco) Villella. Lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephews.


Sperandio MarioSPERANDIO, Mario - Passed away at the Greater Niagara General Hospital, surrounded by his loving  family, on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the age of 92.

Beloved husband of 59 years to Bruna Sperandio.  Dearly loved father of Dario and Danilo.

Dear brother of Angelo Sperandio and Ada (Luciano) Zattarelli of Italy.  Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers Adolfo, Carlo, Bruno and Gino and his sisters Alma and Savina.


Hiebert JackieHIEBERT, Jacqueline B. 'Jackie' - Passed way peacefully at the Albright Manor in Beamsville on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. In her 91st year, Jacqueline Hiebert (nee Jacques), beloved wife of the late Isaac Hiebert.

Loving mother of Jan Mercer (late Marty), Rick Hiebert (Lynn) and Kerry Hiebert (Sylvia). Loved grandma of Josh, Breanna (Sean), Corine, Stephanie and Mac. Great grandmother of Jabez, C.J. and Roxy.

Dear sister of Claudette. Predeceased by three brothers Guy, Georges and Rene , and by three sisters Rita, Irene and Albina. Jackie was a longtime employee at the Brock University Bookstore.


Merritt MacMERRITT, Scott MacKenzie Vollick 'Mac' 'Kenz' - (January 8, 1994 – December 11, 2017) -

ZEST (n): Living life with gusto. Artist, Musician, Writer, Athlete, Comedian, Brother, Sweetheart, Son… and so much more.

Mac Merritt lived his life with zest and left our world peacefully surrounded by family on Monday December 11, 2017. 


PANICI, Bruno - Passed away peacefully on Monday, December 11, 2017 at the age of 88.

Beloved husband of Angela for 45 years and loving Dad of John (Kim). Cherished Grandpa to Liam, Owen and Eryn. He will be dearly missed by his sister Maria Rossi in Italy and many nieces and nephews in Italy and Canada.

Predeceased by his parents Giulio and Giulia, brothers Albino, Joseph and sister Ebe.


Schackmann MaxSCHACKMANN, Mathias 'Max' – Passed away suddenly on Monday December 11, 2017 at the age of 89.

Loving husband of Jessie for 48 years. Loving father of John (Lorie) and Steven (Shannon).

Proud grandad of 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  Missed by his nephew Bob Ross (Caralyn).


Shaw IsaacSHAW, Isaac McKillop - With heavy hearts, the family announces the peaceful passing of Isaac on Monday, December 11, 2017, weeks shy of his 92 birthday.

Beloved husband of Anne, loving father of Anne (Les) Smithson, Patricia (Martin Shimmon) and David (Delia).

Cherished Papa to Megan, Owen, Ashley and Avaro, brother to Margaret, Sadie (John), Uncle to many nieces and nephews and extended family members both here in Canada and in Scotland.

Predeceased by his parents Mary and John Shaw, and his brothers Davy and John.