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.


Bubish JudyBUBISH, Judith Alvena - Peacefully passed away on January 7, 2018 at Tufford Manor Nursing Home at the age of 92.

Born on December 20, 1925 in Nipawin, Saskatchewan with 9 brothers, David, Jacob, Adam, William, Bud, Alex, Albert, Solomon, Donald and 6 sisters Maily, Annie, Lillian, Marie, Sheena, and Margaret.

Beloved wife of the late Steven (March 17, 1984). Judith and Steven were married on June 4, 1949, and had a daughter Kelly who passed away on March 11, 1984.


Heim TonyHEIM, Tony - Passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at the age of 75 years.

Father of Steve (1987) and Andrew.

Son of Katharina and the late Stephen Heim (1990).  Brother of Anna Heim-Tool.  Also survived by nieces & nephews.


Poos CeciliaPOOS, Cecilia Elisabeth (nee De Vos) - (1930 - 2018) - Peacefully, with her husband of 63 years by her side at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the age of 87.

Beloved wife of Martin Poos. Loving mother of Vera Willett, John Poos (Mary Ellen), the late Dan Poos, Martin Poos Jr., Dave Poos (Vickey) and Wayne Poos.

Cherished grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.


Janssens LaurentJANSSENS, Laurent – It is with saddened hearts, but thanksgiving for a life well lived, that the family of Laurent Janssens announces his passing on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the age of 92.

Beloved husband for 61 years of Georgina. Cherished father of Wayne Janssens (Kathy) of Edmonton, Wendy Swick (Peter) of Welland and Sheila Sabo (Frank) of Fonthill.

Proud grandfather of Alyssa McNeil (Jason), Matthew Janssens, Trevor Janssens, Kevin Swick (Trina), Rebbecca Swick, Steven Sabo, Sarah Sabo and great-grandfather of Parker Swick.


Szeto WaiSZETO, Wai Yin - Passed away with his loving family by his side on Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at the Henley House at the age of 73.

Loving son of his 100 year old Mother, Ho Sin Yu. He is survived by his sisters Hing Szeto of Hong Kong and So Wah Chu and his brother in law Kui Sing Chu of England.

Wai Yin was predeceased by his father Tai Seto, his brother Soo Seto and his sister in law Lai Ling Seto.


EVANS, Lawrence James - Peacefully at home on Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at the age of 61.

Survived by his partner Michael St. Angelo and children Shaun (Samantha) and Kaley Evans, Christina St. Angelo (Patrick Larochelle), Jennifer (Paul) Langlois, Steven (Kristen) St. Angelo.

Loving grandfather of Addison, Ayla, Dylan, Alysha, Juliana and great grandfather Octavia and Ophelia.


Smith LeonardSMITH, Leonard William Sargent - Peacefully at Eventide Home on January 6th, 2018 at the age of 104.

Lovingly remembered by his wife Beatrice Laura Mary (nee Hawkins) and his children; Barbara May (David) Pirie of Niagara Falls, Philip Leonard (Colleen) Smith of Cambridge, Michael Leslie (Janet) Smith of Waterloo and David Shooter (Diane) of Peterborough.

Beloved grandpa to Jennifer (Rob) Melville, Alison Pridham, Pamela Smith, Andrew (Amanda) Smith, Nathan (Jessica) Smith, Alicia Taylor, Joanne Shooter (Rhys), Louise (Ryan) Harrelson. & 9 Great-grandchildren, & many nieces & nephews. Leonard was predeceased by his sister Olive Russell.


Werner BillWERNER, William 'Bill' - After a short battle with cancer, Bill passed away peacefully on January 6, 2018 at Hospice Niagara surrounded by his family.

Bill is survived by his loving wife Susan, his children Jeremy (Jessica), Darryl, Shannon (Mike), Brett (Breanna) and the light of his life, grandson Noah.

Cherished son of Erna and the late George Sr (2005). Predeceased by his brother George Jr (2005) and brother-in-law Walter Seck (2006). Survived by his siblings Linda (Ron) Wiebe, Fred (Lorraine), Margaret (Jack) Sell, sister-in-law Dianna, mother-in-law Betty Mason (Jim 2004) and brother-in-law Ian (Martha) Mason. Also, many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.


Massi JoanneMASSI, Joanne - Passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness, surrounded by the love of her family at Eventide Home on Saturday January 6, 2018 at the age of 69.

Beloved wife of 47 years to Frank Massi. Cherished mother of Corey Massi (Aimee Jolley), Amy Lang (Mark McElheran) and Jason Massi. Loving Nonni of Mac, Luke, Brendan, Benjamin, Owen, Cameron, Emily and Charlie.


Bush DebbieBUSH, Debra Ann 'Debbie' - (1956 - 2018) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Debbie at Jurvanski Hospital Hamilton on January 6, 2018 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.

Debbie was the beloved wife of Dr. Thomas Schulz, Lowbanks, who cherished her from the moment they met.

Debbie worked for over 30 years at Canadian Tire Financial Services in Welland and Oakville where she was beloved by many. Most recently she worked at Tintern Road and Jack’s Style Collection in Jordan, helping people with fashion, a passion in Debbie’s life.


Dwyer JosephDWYER, Joseph - Passed away peacefully on January 6, 2018, with the comfort and love of his family by his side at the age of 95. Joseph was born in Mitchell, ON and moved to St. Catharines in 1941.

Joseph was predeceased by his parents Timothy Dwyer and Margaret Dwyer (DeCourcey), his wife Francesca (1992), sons Michael (1966) and Mark (2011), sisters Lucille and Rose and brothers Fergus and Frank.

Joseph is survived by his brother Ed Dwyer (Gerry), daughter Joanne Grigg (Mike Richardson), grandchildren Lisa Grigg-Collings (Ron), Tara Gesner (Greg), Holly Dwyer Hall (Stephen), Amanda Dwyer, Mark Richardson (Leona) and his great grandchildren Gabriel Hall, Kathryn Collings and Marcela Richardson and dear friend Lucille Smith.


Rainville LiseRAINVILLE, Lise (née Audit) - (June 1, 1946 - January 6, 2018) - With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Lise Rainville (née Audit), it is with great comfort knowing that she is now with her angels in Heaven.

Predeceased by husband Bernie (2010), daughter Lynn (2011), parents Wilfred (1995) and Dolorèse (2016), niece Joanne (2007) and sister Murielle (1953).

Loving mother of Dan (Tanya) Rainville.  Adoring memère of Allison, Jacob and Madelyn Rainville & Kyle and Brycen Lambert.  Also remembered by her son-in-law Robert Lambert.


Thomas LynnTHOMAS, Marilyn Dianne 'Lynn' (née McTaggart) - It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Lynn Thomas on January 6, 2018, at the age of 81.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Jack, and her children Laura (Sarah), Jeffrey (Anna), Gregory (Ellen), Philip (Mary) and Katharine. She was a loving "GramLynn" to her grandchildren Hannah, Micah, Jacob, Emily, Jesper, Yannick and Pepin.

She is also survived by her sisters Judy (Bill) McKee and Susan Jewel, and her brother Doug (Johanne) Dyer.


Franko NoraFRANKO, Nora Henrietta (Hurst) - It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Nora on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the age of 85.

She is at peace, no longer trapped within the confines of her illness, dancing her way through heaven.

Loving wife and best friend of George for 61 wonderful years. Mother of Norrie Franko, Adrian (Cynthia) Franko and Paula (Michael) Weber. Grandmother of Christina, Alyssa, Chantal, Stephanie and Nicole. Sister of Tom Hurst and Vera Edwards.

She was predeceased by her sons Kevin and Gregory, her sisters Sarah, Elsie and Betty and her brother George.