ALBERTON, Doreen - Passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Sunday March 18, 2018 at the age of 81 years.

Predeceased by Reno (1995). Dearly loved mother of Lori (the late Robert) Stoll, Mark Alberton, Karen Bailey, David Alberton and Becky Alberton (Ginny Rogers).

Cherished grandmother of Brooke (Jim) Tourmaras, Cory Stoll (Karly Sarha), Serenity and Ashley Alberton and Samantha Bailey. Devoted great-grandmother of Amalia, Pheonix, and Apollo Tourmaras and Sophia Bailey.

DE SANTIS, Mary (nee Raponi) - Passed away peacefully on March 17, 2018, in her 95th year.

Predeceased by her husband Frank and sons Donald and Michael.

Survived by her son Victor (Lindy) and daughter Louise (Ray) Librock. Loving grandmother to eight and cherished great-grandmother to nine.

Bailey TomBAILEY, Thomas Allan 'Tom' - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Tom at Linhaven Nursing Home on Saturday March 17, 2018 in his 72nd year.

Loving husband of Patricia Paolone. Dear brother of Catharine Vaughan and her husband Norman.

Cherished uncle of Patricia (predeceased 2013), Douglas Vaughan (Shannon), Caroline Robins (Ross), Jonathan and their families.

Drake KarenDRAKE, Karen Lynn (nee Atkinson) - Passed away at home, in Grimbsy, on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the age of 55.

Beloved mother of Conner and Mitchel.

Loving daughter of Marilyn McGillivray and the late Paul Atkinson. Dear sister of Brian Atkinson (Bonita), Greg Atkinson (Linda) and Glenn Atkinson.

Karen will be fondly remembered by James Drake and extended family and friends.

KESSON, Jeannine (nee Villeneuve) - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing Jeannine on Saturday, March 17, 2018 in her 62nd year.

She has gone to join her husband the late William SR (2009) Loving mother to William JR (Tracy) and Bucko (Trish). Special Nana to Sean, Emily, Kaylee and Kathryn.

Beaulieu ClaireBEAULIEU, Claire (Trudel) - Born October 1, 1930 – Peacefully passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2018.

Claire has gone home to her Lord and Saviour, where she will be reunited with her husband Al (Alzeor).

Beloved Mom of Denis (Becky) Beaulieu, Fran (Brian) Raimondo and Rick (Dixie) Beaulieu. Loving grandma to Amanda, Kevin (Cody), Alain (Kim), Calyssa (Phil), Keegan (Brier) and Grace. Special great grandma to Chloe, Eli, Emmett, Caitlyn and Hunter.

Madere RayMADERE, Raymond 'Ray' - Passed away at his home, surrounded by his loving family on Friday March 16, 2018 at the age of 58.

Beloved husband of 24 years to Amelia. Dearly loved father of Michelle Madere and Kristopher Madere and step-father of Sarah (John) Musso and Derek (Danielle) Mancuso. Cherished "Pa" to Paolo and Tessa.

Dear brother of Wayne (the late Brenda) Madere, Rene Madere and Donna Madere and brother-in-law of Joe (Michelle) D'Annunzio, Sandro (Emily) D'Annunzio, and Lorraine Votano.

Watson BillWATSON, William 'Bill' Douglas - (May 8, 1935 - March 16, 2018) -

Born in St. Catharines to Isabel Masterton Watson (nee Blain) and Pierce Repman Watson. Died peacefully, surrounded by family, at Hospice Niagara in St. Catharines after a two year war on cancer (and death itself).

Loved forever by his wife Lelia (nee Angle) formerly Bergstrom. Lee and Bill shared a great romance. Cherished forever by his sons Jeff (Amy), Doug (Valerie), John, Derek and the late Carl and his favourite daughter Holly (Jim).

Petrucci FilomenaPETRUCCI, Filomena (nee DiFranco) - Passed away peacefully on Friday, March 16, 2018 at the age of 97.

Beloved wife of the late Giovanni (2004). Much loved mother of Carmel (Lucio) Fratangelo, Maria (Vince) DiBiasi and Teresa (John) Zupancic.

Mitchell HelenMITCHELL, Helen Armstrong (nee McGowan) - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Friday, March 16, 2018 in her 80th year.

Beloved wife of 58 years to David. Loving Mum of Janet (Sto) Tritchew. Cherished Granny to Stephanie and Stacey. Dear sister of George (Rachel), Alex (Eileen) and the late David (the late Jean).

Predeceased by her parents, David and Isabel. Helen was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1938.

McKenzie MurrayMcKENZIE, Murray - Passed away peacefully at Douglas Memorial Hospital on Friday, March 16, 2018.

Beloved husband of the late Marilyn McKenzie. Proud father of Michael (Brenda) and Terry (Linda).

Loving papa of Curtis McKenzie (Emily) and Shannon Stronks (Josh) and anxious for the arrival of his soon to be great granddaughter, baby Stronks.

Thompson IreneTHOMPSON, Irene - It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Irene Thompson announces her sudden passing after a brief illness on Friday March 16, 2018, at the age of 43.

Beloved wife of Rob Thompson.

Loving daughter of Janet Carpenter and the late Fred Darton. Devoted sister to Frances (Dwayne) Noseworthy, Faith Darton, Jen Darton (Mike), Kim Williams (Chris), Fern Bastien (Wendy), Liana Foster, and Lynda Cull (Roxanne).

Carscadden HaroldCARSCADDEN, Harold - It is with saddened hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Harold on Friday, March 16th, 2018 in his 85th year.

Beloved husband and best friend to Marion for 63 years. Cherished father to Darlene Carscadden (Frank Cotter) and Daren (Elizabeth) Carscadden.

Escobar TeresaESCOBAR, Teresa - Teresa Escobar passed away peacefully at the Welland Hospital with her family by her side, on March 16th, 2018, at the age of 72.

Devoted wife to Juan Hernandez and loving mother to Dina, Jorge (Rina), Sonia (Meho), Maribel (Vladimir), Jose, Antonio (Ana), Yolanda (Hernan), and Wilfredo.

Plumer BillPLUMER, William Edward 'Bill' - The family of William (Bill) Edward Plumer are saddened to announce his passing on March 15, 2018 in his 99th year.

He was a loving husband of Ruth (Blank) Plumer (1988) and Jeanette (Braid) Plumer (2011).

His six children, Lynne (Ernie 2017) Matschke, Lee (Tom) Normet, Kristen (John 1984) Peters, Michael Plumer, Truda (John) Howard, and Betty (Chris) Paton knew him as an ever-interesting, charming father who never ceased to amaze family and friends.

He had one sister, Doris Hipwell (2011) who married his best friend Jack. He will be missed by his niece, Jo-Anne Trousdale and nephew John Hipwell, who were always generous with their time.

Danko ClarisseDANKO, Clarisse - If you are about to dip your spoon into a sinful bowl of Häagen-Dazs ice cream, or any quality ice cream for that matter, think again, and remember how important it is to savour the delight of this simple act.

Clarisse Rita Benoit Danko (you probably knew her as “Nana”, “Aunt Clarisse” or “Clarisse Baby”), who entered eternal life on Thursday March 15, 2018, adored ice cream. Coffee and butter pecan were her favorites.

It was one of the last true pleasures she enjoyed before she exited her rickety 86 year old body.

RAPHAEL, Robert - Passed away peacefully, after a long courageous battle, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Thursday March 15, 2018 at the age of 65.

Beloved husband of 34 years to Kathryn.  Loving son of Donna and the late Charles Raphael (1985).

He will be fondly remembered by his brother James (Wendy) Raphael of Chicago, his sister Marcy Raphael of San Diego, his brother-in-law Michael (Denise) Handzuk, as well as his nephew John and nieces Kaitlin, Elizabeth and Rebecca.

Deeker BobDEEKER, Robert 'Bob' - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Thursday March 15, 2018 at the age of 61.

Beloved husband of 38 years to Anna (Cameli) Deeker.

Dearly loved brother of Joanne (Chris) Walsh and brother-in-law of Grace (Tony) Continelli.  Loving son-in-law of Angelina Cameli.

Turpin LouisTURPIN, Louis - (1960 - 2018) - It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Louis Turpin, March 15th, 2018, at the age of 57.

Beloved father of Renée Thatcher (Austin). Devoted partner of Angie Bateman. He is survived by his father Raymond, brother Denis (Mark) and sister Lise (Pete Danch).

He will be sadly missed by 2 grandchildren, Lukas and Aubree. He leaves behind his step daughters Shayna and Tanya, as well as 2 step grandchildren; Tristyn and Mikayla.

Long GloriaLONG, Gloria Ann (nee House) - Passed away peacefully on Thursday March 15, 2018.

Loving mother of Jim (Brenda) Williams of Stevensville and Todd (Kelly) Williams of Shelby Township, Michigan. Loving grammie of Reed, Julia, Delainey, and Jakob Williams.

Predeceased by her first husband Harry Williams (2011), her second husband Jack Long (2001) and her parents Norman (Shanty) and Florence House.

Turner BerniceTURNER, Bernice Doris - Peacefully on March 15, 2018 at the Niagara Health System-Welland Site. Bernice Doris Turner of Welland in her 86th year.

Loving wife of the late Albert Turner (1980).

Devoted and loving mother of Leann Marquis of Welland, Albert Turner & his wife Heather of Odessa, Kingston & Brian Turner Sr. & his wife Silvana of Sherkston & predeceased by her sons Keith Turner (2009) & David Turner (1983).

Spada FrankSPADA, Francesco 'Frank' - It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Francesco Spada on March 14, 2018 at the age of 85.

He will be sadly missed by his wife of 59 years, Lina. Frank and Lina’s love story began at a very young age while growing up as neighbours in Mangone, Provincia Cosenza, Italy. Lina emigrated to Canada and Frank followed shortly after.

He will be sadly missed by his children Gino (late Cheryl), Maria (Tom) and Nancy. His grandchildren were his prized possessions. Loving nonno of Matthew (Jasmine), Stephanie (Thomas), Kaitlin, Vanessa and great nonno of Nina and Sloan.

Napper BobNAPPER, Robert 'Bob' Jr. – It is with great sadness that the family of Bob Napper Jr. announces his unexpected passing, due to complications of pneumonia, on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the age of 59.

He was the dearly loved father of the late Dawn (2010).

Cherished oldest son of Bunny (nee Rogers) and Bob Napper Sr. Dear brother of Patty Crowe (Wes), Larry Napper (Sue), Gord Napper (Sarah), Debbie Barrick (Basil) and James Napper (Sarina).

Dolan LevearnDOLAN, Levearn Willard – Passed away peacefully while surrounded by his loving family at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Wednesday March 14, 2018 in his 74th year.

Survived by his soulmate Sue Cloutier, children Wayne (Kim) Dolan, Jackie Dolan, Lorenzo Dolan, and Dorothy Burkes.  Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and Little Raymond. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his son Willard, parents Lena and Ervin and his brother Doug.

Downer PatriciaDOWNER, Patricia Anne - At Vermont Square Long Term Care in Toronto, on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the age of 77 years.

Loving sister of Hansen Downer and his wife Kathryn of Kingston, ON and loving aunt of Karissa Downer of Toronto, ON and Michael Downer and his wife Lauren of Atlanta, GA.

Predeceased by her father John Henry Downer and mother Edna Sybil Downer.

Lee FranLEE, Frances Vivienne - Regretfully on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at the age of 60 years.

Loving and cherished mother of Steven, Michael and Lisa (Lee Fink). Devoted granny of Penelope, Loken, Lucian and Leif.

Missed by Kevin Lee and best friend of Rob Chiborak.