Gill ArtGILL, Arthur John 'Art' - Passed away peacefully at Welland Hospital on Sunday December 31, 2017, in his 80th year.

Survived by siblings Norman (Elaine), Charles (Bev) and Norine. Loving Step Father to four children and missed by five nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Sydney and Audrey and spouse Phyllis Cosby.

Arthur graduated from Kemptville Agricultural College and farmed at Cooks Mills until his retirement. He was very active in the Niagara Regional Exhibition. He was a Past Master of Myrtle Lodge 337, 32˚ Scottish Rite, and member of the Port Colborne/Welland Shrine Club.


Ryan PaulineRYAN, Pauline - Passed away with her loving husband at her side, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Sunday December 31, 2017 at the age of 74.

Beloved and greatly loved wife of Mick Ryan for 56 years. Cherished mother of Michael Ryan and Kelly (Jamie) Burke. Loving grandmother of Michael and Jamie.

She was predeceased by her parents John Hansen and Ivy May Dunham and her brother Jack (the late Margaret) Dunham. Fondly remembered by her nephew Colin Dunham.


Robert JonathanROBERT, Jonathan Wylder - Jonathan Wylder Robert, precious baby boy of Crystal Barry and Matthew Robert, entered this world silently and still on Saturday December 30, 2017.

He will be forever missed and always loved by those who were planning for and anticipating his arrival. Left to grieve are grandparents Andre and Shirley Robert, Laura Labadie, and Robert and Suzanne Barry. Predeceased by his grandma, Margaret Barry, we are certain that she is now holding Jonathan in her arms.

Also feeling this great loss are Jonathan’s aunts and uncles, Annette Robert, Melanie and Trevor Bouck, and Rachel Barry. He will forever be missed by his cousins Elise and Wesley Bouck.


Sinnige AdrianSINNIGE, Adrian - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the age of 90.

Beloved and devoted husband of 56 years to Nel. Loving and proud father of Laurence (Eileen), Diana and John (Amanda). Much loved Opa to Chris, Alex, Nico, Katie and Eric. Dear brother of Ed (Gerry) and Marian.

Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews, both in Canada and in the Netherlands. Predeceased by several siblings.

Adrian loved his work as a Field Worker for the Ministry of Community and Social Services.


McMillan DoloresMcMILLAN, Dolores Stella - (1935 - 2017) - With heavy hearts, we announce the peaceful passing on December 30, 2017 of our beloved wife, mother, grandma and great-grandma Dolores.

Survived by her loving husband Earl. Adored mother to Ken (Cindy), Len (Michelle) and Penny (Frank). Grandma to Dawn, Bryan (Emily), Brandon (Carly), Travis and extended grandma to Sara, Rachel, James (Angelique), Shelby, Taylor and Dalton. Great-grandma to Cohen, Grayden, Benjamin, Mason and Everly.

Dolores was predeceased by her parents Stella and Max Krayewski and best friend and sister Florence Henderson.


Watson JoyceWATSON, Joyce Evelyn (Allan) - Joyce Watson passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter Carol on December 30, 2017 at the age of 93.

She was the beloved wife of Harold, who predeceased her in 2005, and the much loved mother of Lorraine and Rick Sibbick, Jean Garner and Carol and Ted Brenneman.

She was the cherished Nanny of Josh and Kelly Brenneman and Holly Brenneman and her fiancé Ryan Walden and the adoring Great Nanny of Emilia, Keagyn, Breanna, Addyson and Haleigh.


Bean MayBEAN, May - Passed peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Bella Senior Care Home, Niagara Falls at the grand age of 97.

Cremation has taken place.


Pascale JoePASCALE, Giuseppe 'Joe' - Peacefully at home with his loving family at his side on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the age of 89.

Beloved husband of Palma (nee Belcastro) for over 63 years. Loving father of Maria Cockburn (Bill), Giacomo Pascale (Jennifer), and Tina Di Rosa (Victor).

Cherished Nonno of Joshua, Giacomo, and Jennifer. Great Nonno to Braxton (mom Paige).


Kelter JoeKELTER, Edward James 'Joe' - With great sadness the family announces the sudden passing of Joe at home on December 30, 2017, at age 76.

Devoted husband of Geraldine, father of Elaine (Ian), and beloved Papa to James and Natalie.

Predeceased by his father Royal Edward ‘Ted’ Kelter and mother Alice. Survived by loving siblings Gwen, Art (Gwen) and Marilyn Barfoot, and mother in law Viola Fishleigh.


Tufford MaryTUFFORD, Mary Margaret (nee Lounsbury) – Mary passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 30, 2017 in her 98th year.

Beloved wife of the late Phillip Tufford (1997).

Mary was the last surviving member of her immediate family.  Predeceased by her sister Gladys Pinfield (Alf) and brothers Charles (Florence), John, William (Nellie), Roy (Helen)(Dorothy), Hugh (Margaret) and Gordon (Vera).  Survived by nieces and nephews. 


Kubowicz KatieKUBOWICZ, Katherine 'Katie' – Passed away peacefully at Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the age of 89.

Loving grandmother of Bill jr, Taras and Anthony and her adopted grandson Jeff. She was predeceased by her husband Elias Gannam and her son Bill Kobowicz Sr.

Katie will be sadly missed by her dear friends Irene and Jean and her favorite dog Maggie (the barker).


LEONARD, Charles - Passed away peacefully at Millennium Trail Manor on Friday December 29, 2017 at the age of 80.

Beloved husband of the late June (Stillwell) Leonard.

Dearly loved son of the late Thomas and Annie Leonard.  Cherished brother of Mary, Patricia, John, Thomas and Dennis. Predeceased by his siblings, Elizabeth, Nan, Helen, Margaret, Cathy and Eric.


Leo ArmandoLEO, Armando - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Friday December 29, 2017 at the age of 87.

Beloved husband of 62 years to Amalia (Pietrocarlo) Leo.  Loving father of Anna (John) Martino and Joe (Anna) Leo.

Cherished Nonnu of Stephanie (Vincent) Vescio, Amanda Leo, Paul Martino and Joseph Leo.


Paonessa RosinaPAONESSA, Rosina Maria (Tavano) - Quietly called and gone to her heavenly home on Friday, December 29, 2017 from the Greater Niagara General Hospital, at the age 90.

Loving wife of Angelo for 67 years. Cherished mother of Rosa (Tony) De Angelis. Devoted and loved Nonna of Thomas (Elizabeth) and Angelo (Mandy). Bis Nonna of Aria Rose and Evan Ross.

Dear sister of Domenico (Peppina) Tavano and Concetta (Antonio) Artirio and sister-in-law of Luigi (Franceschina) Paonessa, Giuditta Paonessa and Antonio (late Maria Costantina) Paonessa.


Heximer LouiseHEXIMER, Mabel 'Louise' - Passed away peacefully on Friday, December 29th, 2017.

Louise and Ralph shared the same birthday, January 20, 1921 (1974) and were married for 49 years attending St. Stephen’s Anglican Church and later Christ Church.

Predeceased by sons Peter (aged 2), Michael (2005), Gary (2004) and by daughters-in law Jill (nee Mitchinson 2002) and Lana (nee Kinney Marion 2011), nephew Rick Heximer (2010) and close friend Gus Peters (1998).

Her strength and fortitude was unshakeable, actively raising her beloved granddaughters Lauren (Nathan Medeiros) and Caitlin (James Murray). Her love of life endures through her son Doug, grandchildren John, Greg, Jennifer, Krista Young, Nisa, Aidan, Graham and Kyle Marion, 14 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and lasting surviving sibling from both families, Jeannette Ellingham.


Gray HazelGRAY, Hazel 'Hazelnut' (Hunter) - Passed away peacefully and has gone to her heavenly home on Friday, December 29, 2017 from Eventide Home, at the age 89.

Loving mother of Howard (Marian), Bev Corlis, Carolyn Balogh (Francis) and the late Kenny (Lynda).

Cherished by many siblings, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.


Poirier RayPOIRIER, Ray - Of Port Colborne, passed away at the Welland County General Hospital on Friday, December 29, 2017 at the age of 73.

Beloved husband of the late Nicole Poirier, loving father of  Michelle (Tony) Mancini and Brad (Donna) Poirier, dear grandfather of Jonathan Mancini and Matthew Mancini, Destiny (Rob) Sawatzky, Serenity Poirier, Hope Poirier and Jewel Poirier, great grandfather of Elliawna and Izek, brother of Josie Gagnon, Dorothy Nagy, Leo Poirier and John (Lori) Poirier and sadly missed by Dianne Poirier.


Scott RobinSCOTT, Robin Victor James - On Friday December 29th 2017, Robin Scott passed away peacefully at the age of 72 with his beloved wife by his side.

Robin will be remembered for his kind and gentle manner and his desire to help in any way he felt he could, to those he cared about. He enjoyed working on anything financial and was happiest at home with his wife Mary and dog, Bailey by his side. He loved music and a glass of wine and a good laugh with friends.


Hall JamesHALL, James - (1934 - 2017) - It is with great sadness that the family of James Hall announce his passing with his daughter Susan and her family at his side on December 29, 2017 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital.

Beloved husband of the late Shirley (Taggart) Hall (2009).

Devoted father of 5 children; Gary Hall (Stasia), Bill Hall (Dana) both of Edmonton, Jim Hall of Hamilton, Susan Morrone (John) and Steve Hall (Jackie) both of Welland.


WAUD, Margaret 'Peggy' Elizabeth –Passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017 after a short illness at the St. Catharines General Hospital.

She is survived by her mother Margaret, sister Barbara, brothers Richard (Aldene), Terry, Edward and James (Judy), four nieces, four nephews, six great-nieces and 2 great-nephews. Peggy was predeceased by her father Robert (1989) and her brother David (2004).

Peggy retired from a successful career at IBM in Toronto and resettled back in St. Catharines to spend time with family and friends.


Elliott JoanELLIOTT, Joan Evelyne (Erion) (Grinstead) - Passed from this life on Thursday December 28, 2017 at the age of 92.

Survived by daughter Jan, son Greg (Silvia), son Scott (Mary) and granddaughter Jessica. Predeceased by grandson Geoff Erion in 2000.

Joan was an RAF veteran, a warbride and a founding member of The Mountbatten Club. She began her working life in Canada with the Welland Library on the Bookmobile, moving on to high-school secretary at PDHS and ELCSS where she was a band mom for many years. She volunteered with countless organizations and particularly enjoyed handing out warm blankets at the hospital.


Wubs HennieWUBS, Hennie (nee Van Nes) - Went to be with her Lord and Saviour on December 28, 2017 at the West Lincoln Hospital in the presence of her loving family at the age of 90.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Gary (1978), siblings Kees, Willem, Dirk, Annie and Tini. Devoted mom to Rich (Carol). Cherished and proud Oma to Heather and Jennifer.

Survived by her sister Corrie (the late Wim), brother-in-law Bert and many loving family members and close friends.


Disher DavidDISHER, David Ross - Passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at the age of 63.

Survived by his loving wife Jackie (nee Ranger), daughter Brittany and her son Chase, and son Andrew Disher (Lara Lumbo).


Anez RobertANEZ, Robert Earl – After a valiant battle with many health issues, at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Thursday December 28, 2017 at the age of 69.

Loving father of Tina and a proud grandfather. Beloved brother of Richard (Dana), Linda (Doug), Ken (Carol), Jane (Rick), Frank (Joe), Tom (Laurie) and Debbie (Randy) and uncle to many nieces and nephews. Cherished companion of Carol MacWhirter.

Predeceased by his parents Elmer and Jean Anez, brother James and sister Nancy.


Urbancok MichaelURBANCOK, Michael, P. Eng - With heavy hearts we say goodbye to Michael who passed away peacefully surrounded by family on December 28th, 2017 at the age of 83.

Beloved husband of Elizabeth for 60 Years,dear father of Dagmar VanRavenswaay (Dave) and Kathy Epp (Jeff).

Grandpa to Dustin VanRavenswaay (Linda), Jasmine Charlton (Scott), and Candice VanRavenswaay (Justin).  “Dedo” to Kaiya, Isabelle, and Josephine Epp. Great grandpato Riley VanRavenswaay and Jude Charlton.


Berlove JayBERLOVE, Jay Michel - Peacefully on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Heritage Place Long Term Care, Virgil with family by his side at the age of 86.

Loving husband of Carole (nee Mouradian) for 52 years. Cherished father of Marc (Michele) and Noah (Jill). Special Grandpa of Max, Amanda and Shelley.

He is survived by his sister Lucy McCoskey of Indianapolis, Indiana.