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PICKELMANN, Heinz Friedrich Pickelmann Obituary | Print |

PICKELMANN, Heinz Friedrich -

Pickelmann_HeinzPassed away suddenly surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at the Welland General Hospital in his 78th year.

Loving husband of 44 years to Ruth Pickelmann. Dear father of Hans (Jenn) Pickelmann and Dieter Pickelmann. Opa will be dearly missed by his beloved grandchildren Elizsa and Elliott.

Heinz is survived and will be missed by his brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, family and friends in both Canada and Germany.

The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 13th in Port Colborne with Pastor Richard Juritsch officiating. Cremation will follow. A private family interment will take place at a later date.

If so desired memorial donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, St. Catharines, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society.

BOUDREAU, Lina Boudreau Obituary | Print |


Boudreau_LinaOn January 8, 2014 at the age of 94 at Rapelje Lodge.

Beloved wife of the late Leandre.

Lina is survived by her loving children Mrs. Leonard Kreamer (Diane) and Mrs. John Boyer (Linda). She will be missed by her sisters and brothers Mrs. Rosaire Cloutier (Hectorine) of Quebec, Mrs. Roland Landry (Gabrielle) of New Brunswick, Armand Frenette of Quebec and Roger Frenette (Cecile) of Ottawa.

Caring grandma to Krysta, Daniel and Janessa. Proud great grandma to Jordan.

Lina is predeceased by her brothers and sisters Lea Gaudet, Hedwidge Doucette, Gerald Frenette and Simonne Newbury.

Lina worked at Canadian Tire for 20 years and proudly volunteered for Meals on Wheels, Welland Hospital, Sunset Haven and Woodland of Sunset. Lina was a long time member of St. Kevin's Church and the Catholic Women's League.

The family wishes to give a heartfelt thanks to Rapelje Lodge for taking care of Mom.

Funeral service in Welland on Monday, January 13th. Interment to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate donations to Rapelje Lodge.

COLQUHOUN, Allan Colquhoun Obituary | Print |


Colquhoun_AlPassed away peacefully at the Welland Hospital on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 in his 72nd year.

Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (nee Brown). Sadly missed by Jeannie Davis and Kathryn Chevrier (Paul). Also survived by Elizabeth’s family; Joseph Brown (Chris), William Brown (Dee), Herman Brown Jr. (Mary Ellen), Lena Dennis (late Roy), Helen Biro (Frank) and Florence Brown as well as a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Cherished friend and companion of Leah Johnston. Al will be sadly missed by many close friends and neighbours. The residents of Parkway Drive will also miss the sights and sounds of his red 1953 MGTD during the summer evenings.

Predeceased by his parents Allan and Peggy Colquhoun.

Al was born and raised in Welland. He was a former member of the Copestone Masonic Lodge #373, an active member of the Niagara Rods and Rides, Niagara British Car Club and the MGA Car Club of Victor NY. He was a car enthusiast and a model train hobbyist who strived for perfection in his restoration work.

Respecting Al’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in Welland on Tuesday, January 14th, conducted by Pastor Donna Totten. A private interment will take place at a later date.

As an expression of sympathy, donations to All People’s United Church or the Welland Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

A special thank you to the staff from the I.C.U. at the Welland Hospital for their care and compassion.

ISAAC, Ernest Frank Isaac Obituary | Print |

ISAAC, Ernest Frank -

Isaac_ErnestPassed away peacefully at Grandview Lodge, Dunnville, to his heavenly home, on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at the age of 80.

Beloved husband for 56 years of Erika (Schmitt). Loving father of Ken (RoseMarie), Ruth (Miles) Wiederkehr, Dorothy (Greg) Cressman, Frank (Suzanne), Christine (Bernie) Jinks, and Susan (Marcus) Bauman.

Lovingly remembered by his 15 grandchildren. Also survived by siblings Herbert (Katie), Anna, Albert (Margie) and two sisters-in-law Aileen and MaryAnne.

Predeceased by brothers Peter, Neil, Richard, John and Henry.

Thanks to the staff at Grandview Lodge for their wonderful care for Ernie over the last five years.

Arrangements out of Dunnville. Family will receive friends at Wainfleet Brethren In Christ Church (Corner of Perry Rd. & Hwy # 3) on Friday from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m.

Funeral Service will be held in the Church on Saturday, January 11th at 11:00 a.m. Interment.

If so desired, donations to Mennonite Central Committee, Mennonite Church Canada-Witness (Missions) or Brethren In Christ Church World Missions.

JOYCE, Albertine Therese Joyce, Obituary | Print |

JOYCE, Albertine Therese -

Passed away at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, in her 87th year.

Beloved wife of the late Walter Muise (1988) and the late William Joyce (2006).

Loved mother of Janet Muise (Paul Ames) of Toronto, Douglas Muise (Christine) of Burlington, Richard Muise (Bee Rootham) of Kanata, Lorraine Muise (Alfonso Mucci) of Montreal and Carolin Muise (Andre Gosselin) of St. Catharines. Cherished grandmother of Lily, Marcel, Amy, Rebecca, Jason, Coriander, Stacy and Sofia. Also remembered by the Joyce family.

Albertine was a faithful and devoted member of St. Joseph Church in Grimsby and supported numerous community organizations.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 135 Livingston Avenue, Grimsby, on Monday, January 13th at 10 a.m. Interment.

If desired, memorial contributions to St. Joseph Church, the Grimsby Benevolent Fund or the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

MATTHEWS, Solange Matthews Obituary | Print |

MATTHEWS, Solange -

Matthews_SolangeOn Tuesday, January 8th, 2014, Sue followed the angels to join family and friends whom she missed dearly.

She provided courage and strenght to her children Diane Shevlin, Judy Hill, Mark Mulkins (Kim), Penny Lee Harvey (Wayan), her grand-children Melanie, Johnny, Kristy, Kelly, Robbie, Stephanie, Jessica, Jake, Randy, Cody and her 5 great grand-children.

Beloved sister of Florian (deceased), Anita and Noel, loving aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Sue was very active in the Welland District Dart Association as well as a proud member of the Ladies Auxiliary Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4.

Service in Welland on Friday, January 10th. Interment of cremains will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Ladies Auxiliary Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4. Branch 4 and the Ladies Auxiliary are providing Legion services at 2pm followed by family service.

PALMIERO, Alfonsina Palmiero Obituary | Print |

PALMIERO, Alfonsina -

Palmiero_AlfonsinoIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Alfonsina on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital at the age of 89.

Alfonsina was the beloved wife of the late Teofilo Palmiero (1990).

Dearly loved mother of Nicolina (the late Osvaldo) Mossuto, Josephine (Aldo) Curcio and Teresa (Joe) Maggiolo. Loving Nonna of Marcus (Rose), Richard and Michael (Jennifer) Mossuto, Eduard and Robert (Christina) Curcio, Lauren (Michael) Sommise and Richard (Angela) Maggiolo. Cherished Bisnonna of Karina, Gracie and Sabrina Mossuto, Sofia and Luca Curcio and Christian Sommise.

Dear sister of Libera Cardo, Giuseppe (Gemma) Golia, Carmela Lucia and Vito (Carmela) Golia and sister-in-law of Michela Golia and Emilia Golia, Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters Annunziata Petriella and her husband Michele and Angelina Finella and her husband Pasquale, her brothers Bartolomeo Golia and Antonio Golia and her brothers-in-law Teofilo Cardo and Giuseppe Lucia.

Alfonsina was born in Circello, Benevento, Italy and immigrated with her husband Teofilo in 1957. She worked at Mount Carmel Monastery for 27 years, retiring in 1989.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Scapular Church, Niagara Falls. The Rite of Entombment will follow.

In memory of Alfonsina, donations to the G.N.G.H. One Foundation would be appreciated by her family.

RICHARZ, Paul Richarz, Obituary | Print |


Passed away peacefully, with family by his side, on January 8, 2014, at the age of 69.

He will be sadly missed by his loving friend Connie Tonn, who kept him comfortable and happy through some very difficult times.

Paul was a loving father to Shawn (Kristi) and Darren (Debbie) and cherished Grandpa to Samantha, Ally, Valentina, Kaleb, Adam and Benjamin. He will be well remembered by his siblings Rick (Iris), Joan, Susan Ince (John), Carol Pentland (George), his Aunt Eileen, and his many nieces and nephews.

Always ready with a smile, Paul's optimistic outlook on life and his keen desire to help others were his greatest attributes.

Friends and family are welcome to celebrate Paul's life with a service at the Centennial Park Baptist Church, 11 Kennedy Road, Grimsby, ON, Thursday, January 16th at 4:30 p.m., a reception will follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.

ROMANO, Nicolino Romano Obituary | Print |

ROMANO, Nicolino -

Romano_NicolinoIt is with profound sadness that the family of Nicolino Romano announces his passing on January 8, 2014 in his 90th year.

He was born on December 4, 1924 in Colle d’Anchise (Campobasso), Italy.

He is predeceased by Antonietta, his loving and cherished wife of 68 years whom he missed dearly.

Loving father of Carmen and his wife Linda. Caring nonno of Lisa Romano and Diana Romano-Reid (Stuart), and great grandfather of Connor & Colin Reid.

Nick is survived by his brother Vince Romano (Nicolina) and many nieces and nephews in Canada and Italy. Predeceased by his parents Carmine & Angela Maria Romano & his brother Costantino (Rosina).

Arrangements out of Port Colborne. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 11th at St. Therese of Lisieux Roman Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. with Father Steven Collins officiating. Rite of Committal with Entombment will follow.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Open Arms Mission.

ROY, Daniel 'Danny' Roy Obituary | Print |

ROY, Daniel 'Danny' -

Roy_DannyIt is with heavy hearts the family of Daniel Roy announces his passing on January 8th, 2014 at the age of 58.

Beloved husband to Marie, loving father to Michael (Kristen) Roy, Marie Bodde, Debbie Beamer and Allen Bodde.

Danny was a caring brother to Jeanette (Neil) Beland, Thereasa Roy, Louise (Bruce) Currie, Andre (Kristy) Roy and Solange (Jim) Handley.

Danny was the proud grandpa to Kierra, Briana, DJ, Fiona, Daniel, Shayleigh, Alex and Zachary.

Danny was a member of the Moose Lodge on Riverside Drive. Danny loved his grandkids and loved spending countless hours with them.

The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the Niagara Regional Police for their support and care and the emergency dispatcher and the grief counsellors.

Funeral service in Welland on Tuesday, January 14th with interment to follow.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

SMITH, Marlene (Maheu/Murphy) Smith Obituary | Print |

SMITH, Marlene (Maheu/Murphy) -

Smith_MarleneSuddenly at her residence on January 8th, 2014 in her 65th year.

Beloved mother of Michael Davis of Niagara Falls.

Survived by brothers Fred Maheu, Alvin York and sister Brenda Caughey all of Midland, Ont. Sisters Bridget York of Barrie, Wilma Deschamps of Midland, Emlyn Harrington of Fonthill.

Predeceased by parents Alfred Maheu and Audrey Maheu/York, foster parents Mabel and John Murphy. Brothers John and Wallace Murphy, Frankie York.

Survived by several nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place. Donations to Canadian Diabetes Association.

STUART, May Halbert Stuart, Obituary | Print |

STUART, May Halbert -

Passed away at Kilean Lodge in Grimsby, on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, in her 98th year.

Beloved wife of the late Ernest Stuart (2001).

Loved mother of Hal and his wife Lois of Scarborough and the late George Stuart. Mother-in-law of Hertha Stuart of Ottawa. Cherished grandmother of Christine, Steven (Kim), Mark (Tracey), Janet (Geoff) and Eric (Tammy) and great-grand- mother of Tyler, Amber, Geoffrey, Martine, Alexa, Alyssa, Cara, Zachary, Laura, Greg and Gordon. Dear sister of James Jones of B.C.

Cremation has taken place. Service of Remembrance will take place Monday, January 13th in Grimsby.

If desired, memorial contributions to the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

TURNER, Arthur William Turner Obituary | Print |

TURNER, Arthur William –

Turner_ArtIt is with very heavy hearts that the family announces the sudden passing of Arthur William Turner on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 in his 79th year.

Beloved husband to Margaret (nee Chase) for the last 56 years. Loving father to Charlene Robins (Randy), Tammy Beck (Carl) and Michael Turner (Carrie). Proud grandfather of Melissa Robins (Shawn), Derek Robins (Alana), Brittney Beck, Tyler Beck, Mackenize Turner and Michelle Bonds (Jerry).

Brother-in-law of Rosemary Chase, Dave Chase (Linda), Donna Chase (Wayne) all from Welland and Marion Shalon (Bill) of Grand Island, N.Y. Also loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents William and Mary Turner and sister Joyce.

Art was born and raised in Welland. He worked for General Motors in St. Catharines for 35 years. He was very active in the Southend Neighbourhood Community for almost 35 years. He ran kids baseball in the summer and boys floor hockey in the winter.

Art also played crib on Saturday afternoons at the Temple Club and the Welland Legion for many years. For the past ten years, he enjoyed playing euchre on Tuesday evenings at the Moose Lodge. He took care of Plymouth Park soccer fields and baseball diamonds for the last 14 years.

Reverend Val Kerr will conduct a service in Welland to celebrate Art’s life on Monday, January 13th. Cremation will follow.

As an expression of sympathy, donations to Canadian Tire Jump Start Program would be appreciated by the family.

EDMONDS, Doris Elizabeth 'Betty' Edmonds Obituary | Print |

EDMONDS, Doris Elizabeth 'Betty' –

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday January 7, 2014 in Brampton, in her 91st year.

Beloved wife of the late Howard Edmonds (1999).

Dear mother of Marilyn (Don) Nash, Nancy Terryberry and Trish Hadzalic. Grandmother of Lisa, Andrea, Trevor, Elvis, Adam, Donna, Sallyanne and Matt and great-grandmother of 10.

Funeral service will be held in Niagara Falls on Monday. Interment will follow.

Due to severe allergies, donations in lieu of flowers, to the Alzheimer Society or Girl Guides of Canada would be appreciated.

HUFFMAN, Jacqueline Cecile 'Jackie' Huffman Obituary | Print |

HUFFMAN, Jacqueline Cecile Marie 'Jackie' -

At her residence, Northland Pointe, Port Colborne, on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at age 83.

Loving mother of Richard Audit (Pamela), Noel Audit (Jackie) and Michael Clattenburg (Colleen). Lovingly remembered by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Roger Michaud and Pauline Crew (Doug).

Predeceased by her parents Cecile and Emile Michaud, first husband Gerrard Audit, second husband Lee Clattenburg, third husband Jack Huffman, brothers Andrew and John Michaud and sister Jeannette Huneault.

Cremation has taken place. Arrangements out of Welland. A private interment in Overholt Cemetery will take place at a later date.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Welland Humane Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.

KLYMENKO, Jaroslaw 'Jerry' Klymenko Obituary | Print |

KLYMENKO, Jaroslaw 'Jerry' -

Klymenko_JerryPassed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014, at the Welland Hospital, at 92 years of age.

Beloved husband of Olga, for 69 years.

Loving father of George (Gabrielle) and Walter. Devoted grandfather of Matthew and Christina (David), great grandfather of Faith-Anne.

Jerry will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends.

Arrangements out of Welland.  Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated in St Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Rite of committal to follow.

Donations in memory of Mr. Klymenko may be made to St Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church or the Welland Hospital Foundation.

KURCHAK, George Kurchak Obituary | Print |

KURCHAK, George -

Kurchak_GeorgeIt is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of George Kurchak, in his 81st year, on Tuesday, January 7, 2014.

Beloved husband of the late Ethel Kurchak ((2010). Loving and proud father of Dan (Jane) of Welland, Ontario; Nancy (Ford) of Thessalon, Ontario; and Scott (Jana) of Buffalo, New York.

Special grandfather of Sarah (Aaron) of Toronto, Ontario; and dear step grandfather of Stephanie (Elias) of Mississauga, Ontario; Kelly and Kyle of Toronto, Ontario; and Ryan (Alicia) of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Step great grandfather of Berlin, Brandon, and Brianna.

Cherished brother of Gene (Daphne) of Los Angeles, California; and Bill of Vancouver. Predeceased by his father William, mother Pauline, mother in law Sadie, father in law Erland Furry; and brother Bob. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Always an Entrepreneur, George began his road to success with Westinghouse where he was a Senior Draftsman. He then decided that he preferred the challenge of sales and chose to become an Insurance Broker and then branched out into Real Estate and Development.

While serving as Alderman of Thorold, George was instrumental in the design, approval and ground breaking of the new arena. His dream of capturing the tourism market of the Niagara Region had George working with the original building designers of the Niagara On The Lake old town theme to introduce a plan to revitalize Thorold’s downtown core.

His love of hockey saw his involvement in the Niagara Falls Flyers, and the Niagara Falls Canucks. He was part owner and President of the Jr. B Niagara Falls Canucks and helped guide them to the District Championships in 1975, 1976 and 1977.

Moving to Toronto in the late 1970?s, George became a Business Consultant for the Federal Business Development Bank of Canada, where he mentored young entrepreneurs and struggling business owners, creating successful companies, some of which are still operating to this very day.

The family would like to send out a very special thank you to all of the loving and caring staff at Algoma Manor, for their gentle and compassionate care given to George over the passed 4 1/2 years.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in Thorold on Thursday, January 16th. Inurnment will take place in the spring.

Donations in memory of George to the Blind River District Health Centre Foundation, Thessalon Site would be appreciated by the family.

LU-AFFATT, Joseph 'Joe' Lu-Affatt Obituary | Print |

LU-AFFATT, Joseph 'Joe' -

On Tuesday, January 7, 2014, Joseph (Joe) Lu-Affatt, age 95, dedicated husband of Coree, loving father of Diane Lu, Sandra (Guy) Giguère and Kim/Lexi (Bill) Robinson, passed away peacefully at Extendicare St. Catharines.

He is survived by cherished sister Helena Kurban of Boston, MA; grandchildren, Jennifer, Michel and Genevieve; nephews and nieces.

Born in Trinidad, Joe ("Lu") was a founding staff member and chief X-ray technician at Hotel Dieu Hospital, St. Catharines.

An avid gardener, woodworker, he was a builder of awesome backyard skating rinks and other childhood play worlds. A health and fitness enthusiast, his silly, playful sense of humour and easygoing nature leaves a void in our hearts. He adored ballroom dancing and music, both singing with great gusto and playing harmonica, piano or guitar.

In the city, he was an active participant in the Chinese Cultural Club, supporting the city's Multicultural Festival. Later in life, he revealed an amazing gift for oil painting and creative arts.

A Celebration of Joe's life to be held in early summer. Arrangements out of St. Catharines.

Our profound gratitude to Dr. Luce and Extendicare's kind, compassionate staff for their tender care and concern.

Donations in memoriam to Canadian Diabetes Association.

OAKER, Irene May (Cooper) Oaker Obituary | Print |

OAKER, Irene May (Cooper) –

At her residence, the Extended Care Unit of the Welland Hospital, on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 in her 92nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Reginald Charles Oaker.

Mrs. Oaker is survived by her sister Eleanor Stalker of Cleveland, Quebec and by many nephews and nieces in Ontario and Quebec.

Arrangements out of Welland. Cremation has taken place. Interment of cremated remains will take place at a later date.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

OSRECHAK, George Osrechak Obituary | Print |

OSRECHAK, George -

Osrechak_GeorgePassed away peacefully in his 73rd year, Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at Woodlands of Sunset.

Dear uncle of Mari Ann Rusnov (Nick) and special great uncle of Brian and Kristi. Predeceased by his parents George and Mary, brother Louis and sister Mary of Welland, and sister Angela of Croatia.

George was a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union of America (C.F.U.), Lodge 617, for over 50 years.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. E. Kouros and Dr. M. Ali, the staff at Woodlands for their years of dedicated kindness and care, and to the staff of J.J. Patterson & Sons for their compassion and guidance.

A special thank you to Father A. Mikic for conducting the private family service, which has taken place. Arrangements out of Welland.

If so desired, memorial contribution may be made to St. Anthony’s Church.

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