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.


Severinsky KelleySEVERINSKY, Kelley (née Piagno) – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kelley Severinsky (née Piagno). She died on Wednesday, Decemeber 27, 2017 at the Toronto General Hospital at 53 years of age after a long, courageous battle following cancer treatment in 2008.

Beloved wife of Ivan for 27 years, cherished mother of  Haley (Rebecca Skillen) and Drake, and loving daughter of Freno Piagno. Dear sister of Dan Piagno, sister-in-law of Tania (John) Belcastro, and daughter-in-law of Georgina.

Kelley was predeceased by her mother, Claudette Piagno (née Tougas), step-mother Caroline Piagno (née Anderson), and father-in-law John Severinsky. She will be sadly missed by her aunts, uncles, and cousins.


Dolce JohnDOLCE, John - Passed away peacefuly at Douglas Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday December 27, 2017 at 51 years of age.

Devoted father and best friend of Meghan and Jordan. Beloved companion of Karen Dunsby.

Dear brother of Christina (Norman) Beaudoin, Brian (Kathleen), Gary, Brent, Susan (Tom) Nenadovich, Greg (Diane), Lisa (Guy Roy) and Robbie. John will be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents Luella and Joseph Dolce and his sister Sharon.


Desson CarmDESSON, Carmen 'Carm' - Peacefully and with his family by his side, Carmen passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at the age of 63 years.

Cherished father to Amy (Brian) and Laura (Mark) Lane. Special Papa to Claire, Nathan, Emily and Abigail. He will be sadly missed by his brothers James ‘Sonny’ (the late Carol), Robert (Betty), Ronnie (Sandra), Mac (Linda) and his sister Jayne Anne Kitney.

Carm will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Predeceased by his parents James and Frances and his brothers Billy and Bruce.


Ricciardelli NatalinaRICCIARDELLI, Natalina (nee Costanzo) - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Natalina Ricciardelli on December 27, 2017 in her 83rd year.

Predeceased by her husband Antonio. Loving mother to Nick (Sarah) and Anthony. Proud Nonna to Serena (Joel), Sonia (Drew), Vanessa (John) and Jessica. Bisnonna to Nico, Mariah, Milania, Nunzio and Jacob.

Predeceased by her brother Antonio (Natalina), sister in law Diodorina, brother in law Giovanni (the late Carmela) and Michele (the late Natalina). She is survived by her brother Nicola (the late Antoinette).


Colafranceschi TonyCOLAFRANCESCHI, Antonio 'Tony' - Passed away suddenly at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Wednesday December 27, 2017 at the age of 77.

Dearly loved father of Tony (Deanna), Elena and Danny (Amanda).  Cherished grandpa of Alisha, Maclem, Nicholas, Sophia and Olivia.

Dear brother of Peppino and Giulio of Italy and cousin of Silvana (John) Roma. He will be sadly missed by his loving companion of 28 years, Elaine Campbell.


Cunningham NormaCUNNINGHAM, Norma (Griffin) (nee Wilson) - It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Norma who passed away on December 27th, 2017 in her 89th year.

Loving mother of Michael (Mary Kay) Griffin, Dennis (Arden) Griffin, Rob (Carol-Ann) Griffin, daughter-in-law Sera Griffin, Pat (Darlene) Griffin, Cheryl Schram, and Susan (Darrell) Chambers.

Devoted and beloved Grandma of Trevor (Lindsay), Kyle (Amy), Breanne, Ryan (Alexandria), Brad (Amber), Melissa, Michael, Amanda (Kevin), Deanna (Clint), Aric, Matthew (Jennifer), Sandra, Stacey (Ryan), Jennifer (Jay) and Justine (Michael). Proud Great-Grandma of 22 great-grandchildren.

Survived by her sisters Donna Adair and Myrna (Lance) Tufford and sister-in-law Doreen (Doe) Wilson. She will be lovingly remembered by her many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by husbands Pius Griffin (d.1980) and Larry Cunningham (d.2016), son Richard Griffin, granddaughter Mary Ann, brother Howard and sister Eileen Byford.


Montemurro RitaMONTEMURRO, Rita Mary (nee Barnes) - Suddenly, on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at NHS - St. Catharines Site at 82 years of age.

Beloved wife of the late Nicholas for 65 years. Loving mother of Linda and, her husband, Wayne Gaignuer and Kim and, her husband, George Kirkos.

Dear Grandma of Kimberly, Wayne Jr., Jennifer, Jason and Stephanie; great-Grandma of Felicia, Tina, Angus, Matthew, Hayley, Dylan, Dax, Tripp, Gunnar, Anna, Ethan, Eli, Jocelyn and Lillian.


Breton DoreinBRETONDorein Ellenore - Passed away at the Douglas Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at the age of 71.

Loving mother to Tammy Desmarais (Rob) and April Poitras. Proud Nana to Lenny (Heather), Robyn, Kassidy, Caitlyn(Germain), Alyssa. Great Nana to Issac and Zoey.

Sister of Darlene DiPasquale (Peppi), Diane Brideau (Roger), Helen Tice (Gordon) and Bill Johnston(Debbie). Also survived by her many nieces and nephews.


McGregor LeonaMcGREGOR, Leona - Passed away with her loving family by her side on Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 at the age of 85.

Beloved wife of the late Robert (2004). Cherished mother of Clayton (Fern), Jeffrey (Cathy), Mark (Ronda) and Kelly (Richard). Loving Grandma of Christopher, Adam, Jeremy, Tara, Courtney, Cody, Katerina, Mitchell, Madison, Mackenzie, Hailey and Sidney. Great grandmother of 7.

Leona was predeceased by her parents Roland and Cecile Charpentier, sister Lillian Connors (2002), brother Maurice (2017), survived also by her brother Germain (Grace) and many nieces, nephews and cousins.


Brunette ShawnBRUNETTE, Shawn Richard – Passed away after a courageous battle at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Tuesday December 26, 2017 at the age of 61 years.

Beloved husband and best friend of Teresa, loving father and best friend to Kyle and his brother Jeff Brunette.

Predeceased by his parents Desiree and Rita, his brother Bryant and his in-laws Carmela and Joseph Silvio.