STELTMAN, Berentje 'Brenda' - Passed away October 16, 2017. Brenda left her earthly tent which was worn and broken. She now has a building from God, an eternal house in heaven (taken from 2 Cor. 5:1).
Brenda was predeceased by her husband Bein (1995) and by all her siblings.
Her sweet and tender smile and that twinkle in her eyes will be missed by her children: Jen and Henk tenOever, Ed and Diane, Robert (Jo-Anne✝), and Fred and Maureen.
DeGROOT, Tina - Called Home to be with her Lord and Saviour, Tryntje DeGroot (nee Heida) passed away on October 16, 2017 at the age of 80.
Beloved wife of the late Clarence DeGroot (2007). Dear sister of the late Clarence Heida (Trix), the late Yitty Leenstra (Fred), Jim Heida (Christine), the late Jack Heida (Hennie), Richard Heida (Jean), Bonnie Buma (Peter), Ted Heida (Lucy), Susan Pearce (Bryan), Sally Cutting (Fred), Bob Heida (Jane), and Margaret Bruchmann (Henning).
She will also be missed by many nieces and nephews and many friends.
Also predeceased by her parents Ted and Margaretha Heida.
SMILLIE, James 'Jim' - Quietly gone to his heavenly home on Monday, October 16, 2017, at the Douglas Memorial Hospital, Fort Erie, at the age of 83, after a brave battle with cancer.
Beloved husband of Annette for 35 years. Loving Father of Mel (Melody), Cheryl (Jon), Sharon (late Wolfgang), Daniel (Barbara) and Lynn (Peter).
Dear brother of Dianne. Fondly remembered by 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
James was an active hockey player with the Chippawa Old Stars, as well as enjoying fishing and an avid outdoorsman.
DeBONIS, Ines - Passed away at the Welland Hospital on Monday, October 16, 2017, at 83 years of age.
Loving daughter of the late Michele and Carmela DeBonis. Dear sister of Gilda DeBonis and Lucy Orlando (the late Mario).
Cherished aunt to Michele Orlando (Tonia) and Maria Orlando (Tim Kares). Great aunt of Paul Orlando and Krista MacLean (Ryan), and great-great aunt of Luca and Remington MacLean. Also survived by her beloved Holly.
Ines began a teaching career in 1954 at the former First Street School and later taught at Plymouth School, followed by the former Fonthill Public School. In 1989, she retired after 35 years of distinguished service.
REED, Thomas Clayton 'Tom' - Passed away on October 16, 2017 at age 71 with his family by his side.
Beloved son of the late Bill and Ida, devoted husband for 47 years to Diane Reed. Loving father to Jason Reed (Kim) and Adam Reed (Kimberly). Amazing grandfather to Elise and Bridget.
Tom worked for General Motors most of his life but enjoyed an early retirement.
WOODCOCK, Donald 'Everett' - Passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the age of 84.
Survived by his wife of 62 years, Marion. Loving father to Cheryl (Richard) Pawlick and Donald (Nancy) Woodcock. Grandfather to Darcie (Chris), Michael (Lindsay), and Stephanie (Shawn); Great-grandfather to Bodhi.
Brother to Geraldine (Lawrence) Kirkham, and brother in law to Mervin Winfield. He will be greatly missed by his best friend John Lubbert and extended family and friends.
Predeceased by his parents Edna and Russell Woodcock, sisters Thelma, Alma, Ilean, and Eveleana, and brothers in law Orville and Edward.
BENNETT, Daniel Douglas - Peacefully, on October 15, 2017 at the age of 48.
Cherished husband of Terrie (Cahill). Loving father of Ty, Kaitlyn, Connor and Riley.
Dearly loved son of Robert Bennett (late June) and son-in-law of Carol Cahill (late Reg). Beloved brother of Mark (Dawn), Dave (Lisa), Joan Bennett and the late June Dommasch. Brother-in-law to Tina Jones (Gibb) and Tracy Cahill (Jeff). Survived by nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was a member of Liuna Local 837.
DEFOY, Laurent 'Larry' - We are sad to announce the passing of Larry Defoy on October 15, 2017 at the age of 80.
Loving and supportive father to Mark and Steve (Gillian Lescalla) and their mother Aline Defoy.
Cherished grandfather to Marc, Jack and Maci, Matthew, Jordan, Dillan and McKenna. He will be missed by his partner Monique Thomassin.
SIDER, Alvin Alfred - Alvin passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 15, 2017 in his 91st year at Niagara Falls General Hospital.
Alvin was born April 2nd, 1927 in Wainfleet to Vernon and Bertha Sider. Alvin retired after 46 years with Horton CBI. Retirement years allowed Sanford, affectionately Dad, to enjoy tinkering up at the farm on his lawn mowers and tractors.
BROWN, Archie - At the St. Catharines Hospital, on Saturday, October 15, 2017, Archie Brown went to be with the Lord in his 94th year.
Beloved husband of Margaret (nee Hiebert).
Brother of Leslie Brown. Predeceased by his brother Stephen, and sister Jessie.
SABOURIN, Phyllis Rose (nee Alderton) - Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on October 15, 2017 at the age of 88.
Beloved wife of the late Denis Sabourin (2000). Loving mother of Patricia Sabourin (Rosario Castelli), Donald Sabourin (Joanne), Carol Ravenda (Sil) and David Sabourin (Lynn).
Loving grandmother of Jason Sabourin (Tanya), Melissa Sabourin, Celia Ravenda (Tyler Barnes), Calum Sabourin (Jordy Hall), and Caitlin Sabourin (Rick Gagon). Loving great-grandmother of Aria Sabourin and Adalynn Sabourin-Gagon.
POIRIER, Vivianne - It is with great sorrow that the family of Vivianne Poirier announces her passing at the Foyer Richelieu, on Sunday, October 15th, 2017 at the age of 74.
She will be forever in the hearts of her brother Jean-Guy (late Huguette) and her sisters Geneviève (Peter) and Louisette (Donald). She will greatly be missed by her nieces and nephews and their children.
She was predeceased by her parents, Gérard (1980) and Bernadette (née Maurice) (2009).
DAM, Jacob 'Jack' - On Saturday, October 14, 2017, Jack Dam of Vineland (aged 71), while surrounded by his family, went home to be with the Lord after a short battle with cancer.
Jack was born in Friesland and immigrated to Canada as a boy. He was raised first in Hamilton and later in Fenwick.
46 years ago, he married Evelyn Vanderkooy, and they soon settled in Vineland. He supported his family by working his way up to Manager at the IGA in Beamsville. When the store closed, he finished his fulltime working days as a cabinet maker and after retirement stayed busy as Custodian at Providence CRC.
McNIVEN, Kathryn 'Katey' (Jeffries) - With sadness, yet gratitude for the loving, generous person she was, we announce the peaceful passing of Kathryn (Jeffries) McNiven at Albright Manor, Beamsville on Saturday October 14, 2017.
Kay (Katey) was born in Toronto on October 17, 1923 to Harold and Gladys (White) Jeffries. She lived a long and fulfilled life.
Loving Mom of Jill (John) Slaughter, Mike (Cathy) McNiven and Steve (Marie) McNiven; cherished Granny of Andy Slaughter, Kerri Slaughter, Mark (Cassie) McNiven, Katie Appleyard, Lauren McNiven, Kelly (Jay) Spence and adoring Great Granny to Lukas, Mackenzie, Devyn, Ainslee, Evan, and Hannah.
SEMLEY, Florence Rose 'Marie' - (January 9, 1926 – October 14, 2017) -
It is with heavy hearts that the Semley Family announces the passing of Marie Semley on October 14, 2017, in her 92nd year at Northland Pointe in Port Colborne, Ontario.
She was predeceased by her husband Jack; sister, Rita Sauve; mother, Delima Bell and father, Roy Bell.
Marie is survived by her grandchildren, John Semley and Jennifer Robert, Jennifer’s husband Mike, daughter-in-law Fran, and son David.
ELLIOTT, John 'Ross' - It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Ross on October 14, 2017, in his 80th year.
Cherished husband of Rose Anne (Leeder) for 54 years. Loving father of John (Sherry) of Brantford and Elizabeth (Allan) Spaan of St. Catharines. Proud Poppa of Alyssa and Kaitlyn Spaan, and Ryan and Tyler Elliott.
Ross passed away peacefully, with loving family by his side, at The Stabler Centre Hospice Niagara in St. Catharines.
Predeceased by his parents Reginald and Mabel (Seens) Elliott of Kendal, Ontario, sister Annette and brother Harland. He is survived by a brother Neil (Joan) and sister Joyce (Harry) Boudreau, and many nieces and nephews.
CUSTODIO, James Percy - Passed away unexpectedly on October 14, 2017 in Niagara Falls, Ontario at the age of 88.
James is survived by his wife Lelia (nee Davis,) daughters Nancy (John) and Margaret (Joseph) and grandchildren – Matthew, Madelyn, Eric and Adam.
James is preceded by his son David (1977).
DUCHESNEAU, Fernand - Passed away peacefully at the Foyer Richelieu on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at the age of 94.
Beloved husband of the late Denise Duchesneau. Loving father of Antoine. Grandfather of Joshua.
He is survived by one sister Irene (Yves) and his brother-in-law Frank and sisters-in-law Armande Pilote, Lise Mercier, Normand (Reinette) Doucet, his cousin Rosaire Carrier and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Antoine and Yvonne Duchesneau, four brothers Roger (Nini), Clement (Fernande), Eugene (Margo), Laurent and his four sisters Cécile (Ovile), Ida (Roger), Rita (Léo) and Jeannine.
BAKKER, Neeltje 'Nell' (nee Langendoen) – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Nell, peacefully at Shalom Manor, Grimsby on October 14, 2017 at the age of 80.
With joy, we celebrate knowing that Mom is with her Lord and Saviour in Heaven.
Predeceased by her loving husband Ary “Harry” (2009).
Dear mother of Audrey (Ted) Sikkema, Dave (Kim) Bakker, Conny (Don) Drost and Benita (Mike) VanZalen. Blessed with 16 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchilden and predeceased by her great-granddaughter Faith (2015).
RODGERS, Norma Jean (Pratt) - Passed away peacefully at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the age of 88.
Predeceased by her beloved husband Douglas in 1997.
Loving mother of Lynn Lawson (Bob) and Gregg (Sue). Predeceased by her brother Raymond Pratt (Marion) and parents Frank and Jean Pratt. Missed also by her extended family and countless friends.
HOOK, Charles P. 'Charlie' - Passed peacefully at The St. Catharines General Hospital on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the age of 88.
He was born in Midland, Ontario May 29, 1929.
Charlie was a loving uncle to Bonnie (Randy) Hill and Judy (Greg) Eckhardt, great-uncle of Kristin (Andrew) Robertson, Gillian (Christian) Eckhardt, Adam (Lisa) Hill, Josh Hill, Lauren (Jason) Stradwick and great - great uncle of Carter, Dexter, Bella, Livi, Logan, Harrison and Peyton.
CLAYTON, Desmond 'Denny' - Passed away peacefully at Douglas Memorial Hospital Friday October 13, 2017 at the age of 79.
Beloved husband of Gloria Clayton.
Dear brother of Joanne (the late Paul) Tufts and Mary (Roger) Coutu. Dear brother-in-law of Harry Newton. Predeceased by his sisters Eileen Wilson and her husband Bill and Sandra Newton. Lovingly remembered by several nieces and nephews.
Denny had been a toolsetter at General Motors, retiring after more than 25 years of service.
ARKSEY, Fred - It is with heart filled sadness that the Arksey Family announces the passing of our beloved husband and father in his 86th year on October 13, 2017.
Fred passed peacefully surrounded by the love of his devoted wife Bev with whom he shared 26 wonderful years of marriage. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughters Patsy (Randy) and Tara, daughter-in-law Cathy, brother John (Judy), step-daughters Brenda (Paul), Carol (Tony) and Cindy.
Fred’s dedication to his core values of hard work and love of family have served as an exemplary example to all of his 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren in which he took great pride.
Fred was predeceased by his first wife Leona and his son Bill. We take comfort in knowing that Fred is reunited with some of those he loved, along with his pets.
DICKHOUT, Norma Jean - At Innisfree Hospice, Kitchener on Friday, October 13, 2017 in her 92nd year.
Lovingly remembered by her family: niece Carol Ann Henderson, nephew John Roloson and his wife Faye; great-nieces Michelle Brock (Tim), Angela Henderson (Jason Leatherdale), Shelby and Mariah Roloson, and great-great-nephew Tyler Brock, all of Cambridge.
Norma Jean was predeceased by her parents Bruce and Nellie (nee Chalmers) Dickhout, sister Iva (Lester) Roloson, and nephews Paul Roloson and Terry Henderson.
THOMAS, Mary Esther (nee Anthony) - (March 31, 1939 - October 13, 2017) - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother and grand-mother Mary in her 79th year, after a courageous battle with cancer.
With family by her side she peacefully entered the presence of the Lord.
She will be greatly missed by her husband and soul-mate of over 60 years, Ken.
She is survived by her children Laina (Jeff) Frayne, Scherri (Keith) Teal, Donald (Darlene) Thomas, daughter-in-law Donna Thomas, grandchildren, Lynn (Marlon), Lesley (Mike), Ken (Sue), Robbie (Melanie), Megan (Aron), Nancy, Bobby (Debra), Spencer, Dillon, Angel, and Amber.
REID, Ellen Anne (nee Logue) - (November 20th, 1939 - October 13th, 2017) - Ellen passed away on Friday, October 13th, 2017 in the presence of her loving family.
She is survived by her husband, Bernard Reid and children John and Jennifer Reid. She was a loving grandmother to Lauren and Malcolm Reid.
Ellen was one of ten children born in Port Glasgow, Scotland, to parents Hugh and Bridget Logue. Ellen has a large extended family throughout Canada, Scotland and England. Ellen was a kind and loving soul with a laugh that could light up a room.