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SKRZYPKOWSKI, Henry Skrzypkowski Obituary | Print |


Peacefully at home after a prolonged battle with cancer on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at the age of 60.

Predeceased by parents Henry and Regina Skrzypkowski.

Survived and sadly missed by his family: brother Ed (Mariola), sister Ursula, nephew Filip (Natalia) Jurkowski, grand-niece Sofia, aunt Maria, uncle John and cousins Eugene, Leonard, Donna, Alice and Pawel, Barbara, Mirka of Poland and many friends.

Thank you to the CCAC, CBI, VON, and the doctors, nurses and staff at Haldimand War Memorial Hospital for all their special care, concern and love.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in Dunnville on Wednesday, August 20th.

If desired, donations to the Nature Conservancy of Canada would be sincerely appreciated.

WALKER, Vera Deane (Stone) Walker Obituary | Print |

WALKER, Vera Deane (Stone) -        "Express Condolences"

Walker_VeraPeacefully at St. Catharines Hospital on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, Vera Deane Walker, in her 95th year.

Beloved wife of the late Lloyd Walker and loving mother of the late Lois Walker.

Vera will be profoundly missed by her two sisters; Shirley Tielemans and Camilla George, her brother in law Paul George, her sister in law Ellen Stone, and her many nieces and nephews.

Vera was predeceased by her brother Dennis Stone and her sisters Dolores Burke and Laura Fenner. Fondly remembered by Vera's family, friends and relatives.

In keeping with Vera's wishes there will be no visitation. Cremation will take place and a private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment in Victoria Lawn Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to   HULSE & ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 75 Church Street, St. Catharines (905-684-6346).

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WERBICKI, Mary (Kolbuc) Werbicki Obituary | Print |

WERBICKI, Mary (nee Kolbuc) -

On Tuesday August 12, 2014, passed away at her home in St. Catharines, in her 97th year.

Beloved wife of the late Joseph Werbicki.

Loving mother of Robert and Raymond and his wife Anne, dear grandmother of Christina Marie and Jonathan and his wife Jennifer. Dear sister of Edward Kolbuc and his wife Halina. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her father Josef Kolbuc, her mother Lucyna Kolbuc, her sisters Jessie Kaczor and Helen Copie and by her brothers Stefan and John Kolbuc.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 34 Elgin Street, St. Catharines L2N 5G5 (905-934-1170) on Saturday August 16th at 11am. Rite of committal to follow.

Memorial donations to either the Star of the Sea Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

CALLOWAY, Bryan Frederick 'Cabby' Calloway Obituary | Print |

CALLOWAY, Bryan Frederick 'Cabby' -

Peacefully, with family by his side at the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital, Dunnville on Monday, August 11, 2014 in his 73rd year.

After spending the past few years in Thailand, Bryan came home to live in Dunnville.

Beloved husband of the late Louise Calloway (1996). Loving father to Andrea Calloway and Dave Gervais, and Kelly Schmalz and her husband Mike. Proud and loving Papa to Maddy, Zac, Natalie, and Kate.

Bryan will be missed by his dear friends and family and cherished the time they spent together.

Private cremation has taken place and the family will honour Bryan’s life with a memorial visitation in Dunnville on Saturday, August 16th.

If desired donations to the Dunnville Hospital Volunteer Association or Dunnville Hospital & Healthcare Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

DYKSTRA, Geeske (Tuinstra) Dykstra Obituary | Print |

DYKSTRA, Geeske (Tuinstra) -

Peacefully at Shalom Manor, Grimsby on Monday, August 11, 2014 our Lord took to himself Geeske Dykstra in her 97th year.

Born in Opeinde, Netherlands, she came to Port Colborne in 1954. She was charter member of Grace Christian Reformed Church, Welland.

Loving wife of the late Sietze Dykstra – 1994. Loving mother of Arnold and is wife Margaret, and Ted and his wife Irene both of Welland. Dear Beppe of Rebecca, Katherine (Sean), Craig (Barbara), and Michelle (Tim). Dear great Beppe to Isabella, Sheridan, Hayden, Emerson, Carrington, Meeka, Riley, Sloane, Bronwen, Libby & Sophie.

Predeceased by her parents Taeke & Aaltje Tuinstra, and by her 3 brothers and 1 sister.

Arrangements out of Port Colborne. The Dykstra family will receive friends at the Grace Christian Reformed Church, 660 South Pelham Road, Welland, on Thursday from 7 - 9 p.m.

The Memorial Service will be held at the church on Friday, August 15th at 11 a.m. with Pastor Ryan Braam officiating. Private family interment prior to the memorial service.

Memorial donations may be made to Grace Christian Reformed Church. 

“For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations."

HEBERT, Joseph Hebert Obituary | Print |

HEBERT, Joseph –

Of Welland, passed away suddenly at his residence, on Monday, August 11, 2014 in his 65th year.

Dear brother of June Hibbert, Russell Hibbert, Jacqueline Lecuyer (late Jerry) and Beatrice Sager (Harvey). Loving companion of Arlene. Sadly missed by several nieces and nephews and his many friends from Welland.

Predeceased by his parents Francis and Mary Hibbert and sisters Alice Muise and Edna McLeod (late Russell).

Cremation has taken place. A service to celebrate Joe’s life, conducted by Reverend Kim Wright, will be held in Welland on Friday, August 15th.

As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

MIKOLAJEK, Maria Mikolajek Obituary | Print |


Peacefully passed away on Monday, August 11th, 2014 at the age of 88.

Beloved wife of the late Stefan Mikolajek (1988).

Devoted mother of her son Adam. She is survived by her sister Janina Czapeczka of Poland. She will be remembered by her nieces, nephews and cousins. Maria was a Godmother to Jurek Szewczyk of Poland. Predeceased by sisters Stasia and Wladka of Poland.

Maria was born in Poland, came to Canada in 1960 and she celebrated her golden 50 years of living as a Canadian citizen. She was a long time member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, the Holy Rosary Society and a member from the St. Catharines Canadian Polish Society. She will be sadly missed with her loving and caring heart she had and for others.

Thank you to the nurses and personal support workers that have helped her in the past. A special thank you to Amanda for her sincere kindness, Lily Harb for her spiritual support and compassionate care, as well as all who have shown care and compassion through this difficult time.

Arrangements out of St. Catharines. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP CHURCH, 5 Oblate Street on Thursday, August 14th at 10am. Rite of Committal.

If desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Blessing to all!

WOOD, Doris Wood Obituary | Print |

WOOD, Doris -

(March 9, 1936 - August 11, 2014)

Surrounded by her beloved family, Doris passed away on Monday, August 11th, 2014 at McNally House Hospice in Grimsby.

Loving Mother of Carol, Ian, and Phil. Wife of Raymond. Cherished Grandmother of Lonnie, Denny, Carly and Mitchell. Dearest Great-Grandmother of Charlotte, Dylan, Jack, Ryan, and Tyler. Remembered by Gabrial, Mason, Sianna, and Virginia.

Will also be lovingly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends in England.

Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Visitation for family and friends to Celebrate Doris’ Life will be held in Thorold on Sunday, August 24th.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to McNally House Hospice.

ALLEWELL, David Frank Allewell Obituary | Print |

ALLEWELL, David Frank -

Allewell_DaveAlthough absent in body is now present with His Lord and Savour in Glory. After a brief battle with brain cancer, Dave passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014, with his loving wife Peggy Sue (nee Matlock) by his side, to whom he was married for 44 years.

Loving father of Annjanette DaSilva (Tony) of Kamloops BC, Tiffany Scott (Tyler) of Waterloo ON and Paxton of Brooklyn NY. Fun loving and awesome grandfather of Hayden, Hailey, Delaney, Ryder and Tyson.

Predeceased by his mother Freda (Barrs) and father Frank Allewell both of Toronto. Survived by his younger brother Glenn of Vineland.

Well loved and respected by many, Dave will be greatly missed by his aunts, uncle, cousins, in laws, nieces, nephews and the countless friends that have been blessed to know him.

A heartfelt thanks goes to all the Doctors and nurses from the Juravinski Cancer Centre, Welland and Port Coborne Hospitals for all the care they had given to Dave.

Arrangements out of Fonthill. Friends will be received by the family on Friday, August 15th from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the Rice Road Community Church, 305 Rice Road, Welland.

The memorial service to honour Dave's life will take place at the church on Saturday August 16th, 11:00am.

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to and see fundraiser tab (a very special little girl who is fighting a rare form of cancer).

BARONETTE, Julienne Baronette Obituary | Print |

BARONETTE, Julienne -

Baronette_JulienneAt the Welland Hospital with her loving family by her side on Sunday, August 10th, 2014 at the age of 83.

Beloved wife of the late Romeo Baronette.

Loving mother of Roger Demers (Marylou), Stepmother of Rollande Morin , Alice Baronette and the late Leonard Baronette. Dear sister of Jocelyne Altmann and the late Monique Sabourin.

She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Patrick, Philip, Nicole, Julie, Tamara, Jeremy, Mike, Dianne, Ronald, Robert, Tracey and Pamela. Predeceased by grandson Marcel. She will be fondly remembered by her 16 great grandchildren. Julienne was the special friend of Pat, Jeanne, Caroline and Elaine.

Mrs. Baronette was predeceased by her parents Wilfred and Veronique and her long time companion Rudy Ondrusek.

She was very proud of being the president of the Women's Auxillary at the Welland Hospital.

The family would like to thank all of the staff that took such good care of her and her family during her stay at ECU / ILTC.

Funeral Service will be held in Welland on Wednesday. Cremation will follow. Interment of cremains will take place at a later date.

If desired donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Kidney Foundation will be appreciated by the family.

KNOP, Heidemarie Knop Obituary | Print |

KNOP, Heidemarie -

Passed away peacefully at the Port Colborne General Hospital on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at the age of 65 years.

Mrs. Knop is survived by her husband Hans W. Knop. Dear mother of Angelica Kuhlmann, Ramona Schveighardt and Karina Rodrigues. Grandmother of Victoria, Vivien, Jordan, Curtis, Ryan, Olivia and Andrew.

Also survived by her brothers Manfred Wagner and Wolfgang Wagner as well as many nieces and nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by her parents Bruno and Ella Wagner.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held in Port Colborne on Saturday, August 16th. Interment at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Neurosciences Department of Hamilton Health Sciences for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Research 237 Barton St. E. Hamilton, ON L8L-2X2.

NOLAN, Joseph Nolan Obituary | Print |

NOLAN, Joseph J. -

Age 62, of Adams Twp. PA, died Sunday afternoon, August 10, 2014, in the comfort of his home with his family at his side.

Surviving are his beloved wife, Catherine A. (Davey) Nolan, his three loving daughters, Elise Gides and her husband Andrew, Tara Nolan (Matthew Brennan), Kathleen Cancilla and her husband, Mark and a granddaughter, Serafinah Gides.

Joe is survived by three brothers and three sisters and his mother-in-law and father-in-law Mary and Ralph Davey (Niagara Falls, ON), brothers-in-law Tom Davey (Liz) and Jim Davey (Tracey) and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral mass was celebrated at St. Kilian Church in Mars, PA. Burial was held in Mars Cemetery,

Memorials may be made to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St, Pittsburgh, PA 15243.

PORCO, Rita Porco Obituary | Print |

PORCO, Rita -

Peacefully surrounded by loving family on Sunday, August 10th, 2014 at the age of 91.

Loving aunt of Gloria (Elio) Porco, Teresa (Raphael) Porco and Pasquale Porco.  Dear great aunt of Paula (Brad) Deakin and Victoria Porco.  Great great aunt of Caitlyn Lily.

Survived by sisters Amelia (late Leonardo) Alessio, Angela (Angelo) Delvecchio and Connie (late Donato) Setacci. 

Predeceased by her parents Pasquale and Guilia Porco, brothers Nicola (Catherine) Porco, Mario (Elizabeth) Porco, Joseph (Rosina) Porco and sister Carolina (Vincenzo) Martino.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Many thanks to Dr. Pringle and staff at Extendicare for all their love and care.

Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church (21 Queen St. S., Thorold) on Thursday, August 14th at 11:00am.  Rite of Committal at Fonthill.

If so desired, donations to the Our Lady of the Holy Rosary would be appreciated by the family.

STEWART, Richard Roy Stewart Obituary | Print |

STEWART, Richard Roy -

Stewart_Richard(December 29, 1933 - August 10, 2014)

Richard Roy Stewart, age 80, died at Meadows of Dorchester (Primrose Place) in Niagara Falls, Ontario on Sunday, August 10th, 2014.

Born in Grantham Township (Niagara on the Lake) on December 29th, 1933, he was the youngest child of Roy and Lillian Stewart. Richard was predeceased by his parents, and three siblings, Roland, Jarred and Helen.

Richard was married to the love of his life, Ann (Elson) Stewart, for 56 years and together they raised their family and enjoyed travelling together. His family remember him fondly as "Papa" as he was the patriarch of the Stewart family.

Papa is survived by his children, Tracy (Don Miskow) and Jon (Christine), and by his grandchildren, Ryan (Maureen), Jacob, Noah, Samantha (Kyle) and Tyler. Papa was the laugh of the party and would light up a room when he was in it, he will be missed forever. He was also a special Papa to Heather (Murray) Smith and her children, Marin and Seamus who also share their own loving memories. Richard was "Papa" to many family friends, especially Gordon and Eric Lutomski.

Dearly loved by his brother-in-law Robert Elson and sisters-in-law, Catherine Elson, Helen (Stewart) Schlinke, and Mary Stewart, along with his many nieces and nephews, they will all carry wonderful memories of Richard in their hearts.

He was employed as an electrician at the St. Lawrence Seaway for 33 years and during his retirement he enjoyed being a member of the FSNA, more commonly known as the National Association of Federal Retirees and was their Golf Leader for many years. As a long-time member of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters he instilled his passion for fishing in his grandson Ryan and hunting with his brother Jerry and nephews Dean Stewart and Ron Wiggins.

The family appreciates the support and thanks Barry and his staff at the Adult Day Program in Grimsby and all of the staff at Meadows of Dorchester, especially those in Primrose Place.

Cremation has taken place along with an intimate family gathering - celebrating Richard's life. Arrangements out of Niagara Falls.

Donations may be made in Richard's memory to the Alzheimer Society of the Niagara Region, the PRIMM Project at the Meadows of Dorchester or the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters.

WOODFINE, Mary Ann (Harris) Woodfine Obituary | Print |

WOODFINE, Mary Ann (Harris) -

Woodfine_MaryIt is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother and great grandmother on Sunday, August 10, 2014.

Cherished wife of late John (2004).

Loving mother of Rosemary (Paul) Learn, John (late Carol), Michael, Billy (Marlene), Anthony (Shirley), Connie Woodfine and Donnelda (Angus) Cameron. Beloved grandmother and great grandmother. Dear sister of Laura Strong.

Predeceased by her sons William and Solomon, her daughter Carmel (April 2014), her parents Cecil and Patience Ann Harris and many brothers and sisters.

Mary enjoyed gardening, bingo and sewing blankets.

A service to celebrate her life will be held in Niagara Falls on Tuesday, August 12th. Interment will follow.

For those who wish, memorial donations may be made Niagara Falls Humane Society.

CRAWFORD, Mary Jean Crawford Obituary | Print |

CRAWFORD, Mary Jean -

Passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at the age of 85.

Beloved wife of the late John "Jack" Crawford (1982).

Dearly loved mother of Gary Crawford, the late Karen Fendley (2005) and the late Wayne Crawford (2009). Dear sister of Ruby Lysick and sister-in-law of Margaret Lysick.

Lovingly remembered by her four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren. nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by one sister and two brothers.

A Funeral Service in celebration of her life will be held in Niagara Falls on Tuesday, August 12th. Interment will follow at Fonthill.

In memory of Mrs. Crawford donations to Heart Niagara would be appreciated by her family.

DESCHAMPS, Christina (Reid) Deschamps Obituary | Print |

DESCHAMPS, Christina (nee Reid) -

Deschamps_ChristineIt is with sadness we announce the passing of Christina at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Saturday, August 9th, 2014 in her 87th year.

Beloved wife to the late Elmer (1972).

Cherished mother and step-mother to the late Sharlene (2013), Dan, Ken, Gil, the late Randy (2009), David, Bev, Janice. Special Grandma, Nan, Great Grandmother and Great Great Grandmother to many.

She will be sadly missed by her brothers John Reid and Richard Carson. Chris will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She is predeceased by 2 grandchildren Richard and Paula, and her brothers Bob, Jim and Bill Reid.

Her family would like to extend a heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to the staff at Crescent Park Lodge, and the nurses at the Niagara Falls hospital.

A funeral service to celebrate her life will be held in Fonthill on Thursday, August 14th, with burial to follow.

FABIANO, Carmela (Vuocolo) Fabiano Obituary | Print |

FABIANO, Carmela (Vuocolo) -

Fabiano_CarmelaIt is with great sadness that we share the passing of our dear Mom and Nonna Carmi at her home, surrounded by her loving children on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at the age of 76 after a short and courageous battle.

Beloved wife of the late Raffaele Fabiano (2013).

Dearly loved mother of Maria (Dave) Watson of Niagara Falls, Lou (Nicole) Fabiano of Oakville, Rita Fabiano of Guelph and Mina (John) Paddon of Niagara Falls. Cherished Nonna of Stefan and Alexandra Watson, Adam and Andrew Fabiano, Eve, Clare and Grace Munaro and Noah and Oliver Paddon.

Dear sister of Antonio (Gerardina) Vuocolo, Arcangelina Falivena, Giovanni Vuocolo and Vittorio (Maria) Vuocolo. Dear sister-in-law of Rosina (Joe) Merante, Giuseppe (Rosario) Fabiano, Maria (Luigi) Sirianni, Tomaso (Emily) Fabiano, Mario (Debbie) Fabiano, Caterina Pintus, Benedetto (Leanna) Fabiano and Ida (Charlie) Amato. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Carmine and Bergamina Vuocolo, her sister Regina and her husband Fausto Casilli and her brother-in-law Arcangelo Falivena.

Arrangements out of Niagara Falls. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church. The Rite of Entombment will follow.

To honour Mrs. Fabiano`s love of children donations to CARMI for Kids (Children Are Really Most Important) would be appreciated by her family.

GEORGIEV, Mile 'Mike' Georgiev Obituary | Print |

GEORGIEV, Mile 'Mike' -

Georgiev_MikeIt is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our husband, father and grandfather. Mike was taken from us suddenly on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at the age of 70 years.

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 42 years Beryl (Shotzi), his four sons Sandy (Rachel), Mark (Meghan), David and Christopher (Katie), his six grandchildren Callum, Brennan, Jaxon, Madoxx, Jada and Kyra and his best companion Tyson.

Dear brother of sisters Danica Georgiev (Mite) and Nadia Keeney (Mike) and uncle to Robert and Blagica. Will be lovingly remembered by the Mackay, Roy and Harvey families.

Mike was a devoted teacher with the Niagara District School Board of Niagara for 33 years. Mike came to Canada in 1968 seeking opportunities. He had numerous achievements throughout his years and was devoted to physical fitness, education and had a great love of the outdoors.

The family would like to extend our sincere gratitude to family, friends and volunteers. We would especially like to thank Adrian Verburg, J.J. Alexander, Patrick Maddalena, Ryan Nava, Travis Duncan and the Niagara Regional Police Service in assisting with the search.

Cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service to celebrate Mike's life will be held in Fonthill on Monday, August 18th.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

LIZMORE, Margaret (Fellinger) Lizmore Obituary | Print |

LIZMORE, Margaret (nee Fellinger) –

Lizmore_MargaretPeacefully on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital in her 94th year.

Dear companion of George Bernatchez and predeceased by her husbands Charles Szemelroth (1977) and Wilfred “Liz” Lizmore (1982). Loved mother of Theresa “Terri” (Doug) Ingham, of Niagara Falls, and Kathleen “Kathy” (Dan) Gagliardi, of Ancaster.

Grandmother of Michael (Cindy) Tollar, Wendy (Jon Mark) Hanna, Abe (Rachel) Gagliardi, Thea Gagliardi and several great-grandchildren.

Also survived by sister Kay (Bud) Sneyd, of Niagara Falls and brother Jack Fellinger of Florida.

Memorial visitation in Niagara Falls on Thursday. Private family service will be held on Friday. Cremation has taken place.

As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a memorial donation to either the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

MAHEU, Carol Maheu Obituary | Print |

MAHEU, Carol -

Maheu_CarolSurrounded by her beloved family on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Hospice Niagara in her 65th year.

Beloved wife of Larry for 43 years. Loving mother of Mandi and Steve Dama, cherished Nanny of Noah and Averi, dearest sister of Nancy and Mike Sacco, Ann Marie and Romolo Faggiani, the late Mike and sister-in-law Carol Paladichuk.

Will be lovingly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins Walter and Judy.

Predeceased by her parents Norman and Adalgisa Paladichuk. She will be sadly missed by Joseph and Estelle Maheu and their entire family.

Carol was a former employee of Tora Inc.

Thank you to the doctors and nurses especially to staff at Hospice Niagara for their outstanding care and compassion.

A Memorial Service for Carol's close family and friends will be held in on Friday, August 15, with interment.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Niagara would be appreciated by the family.

MAURICE, Gemma Maurice Obituary | Print |

MAURICE, Gemma -

Maurice_GemmaPassed away peacefully surrounded by her family on August 9, 2014 at the age of 89.

She was born in St. Magloire, Quebec and moved to Welland in 1947.

Beloved wife of Roland (deceased January 1997) and mother of Claude and Jacques. Grandmother of Luc, Nicole, André, Derek and Alyssa.

Dear sister of Alida Belanger, St. Hubert, P.Q., Jeannette Mailloux, Gatineau P.Q., Therese Larochelle, Raymonde (Eloi) Marcoux, both of Windsor, Ont.

Predeceased by her parents, nine sisters, and two brothers. She will be remembered by her family, nieces, nephews and friends for her love and kindness.

Memorial service in Welland on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

McLOUGHLIN, Ernestine Louise 'Ernie Lou' (Buckley) McLoughlin Obituary | Print |

McLOUGHLIN, Ernestine Louise 'Ernie Lou' (nee Buckley) -   "Express Condolences"

McLoughlin_Ernie-LouPassed away surrounded by her loving family in Charlotte, NC on August 9, 2014 at the age of 87.

Ernie Lou is lovingly remembered by her husband of 64 years, James "Jim" McLoughlin; her children, Sandy Liles (Don), Louisville, KY; Nancy McLoughlin, Dandridge, TN; Michael McLoughlin (Liz), Harrisburg, NC; her grandchildren Wesley Liles (Ashley), Louisville, KY; and Katie McLoughlin and Kelly McLoughlin, Harrisburg, NC.

Also lovingly remembered by much loved second cousins Kim Bredin (Dave), Niagara Falls, ON and Lisa Bredin (Harold), Cambridge, ON, and many friends who were blessed to know her.

Ernie Lou was born in Niagara Falls, New York in 1926 to Emma and Ernest Buckley of Niagara Falls, Ontario. She graduated from Hamilton General Hospital School of Nursing in 1948 and worked as a private-duty nurse until being swept off her feet by Jim.

She loved her family, friends and books, often having 20 or more checked out from the library at the same time.  In addition to being the family photographer, she enjoyed (in no particular order) gardening, bird watching, wearing sneakers, ice hockey, Duke basketball, bargain shopping, following the most recent weather disaster, reading the tabloids, drinking Canadian Coca-Cola, Corgis and anything having to do with Queen Elizabeth and Great Britain. She will be remembered for her cabbage salad and awesome chocolate mousse pie.

The visitation will be held Friday, August 15th, from 6 to 9 PM at HETHERINGTON & DEANS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 5176 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, Ontario.

The funeral will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, August 16th, at 12:30 PM, with the burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society ( or 1-800-227-2345).


PATAKFALVI, Daniel Patakfalvi Obituary | Print |


Patakfalvi_Daniel(December 16, 1926 - August 9, 2014) - With thanksgiving for the life of a wonderful husband and father, it is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Dan Patakfalvi.

Husband to Alice for 66 years, father to Nancy Thomas, Marilyn Daniels and Dan Patakfalvi Jr. Predeceased by brothers Albert and Charlie. He leaves behind sister-in-law Vickie, and many nieces and nephews and best friends Tom and Don.

Born in Welland, he worked as Chief Draftsman at General Tire. Soon self-employed, his Mechanical Contracting firm was retained to complete the new Welland Hospital from 1958-1960.

He was most proud of his baseball accomplishments (southpaw pitcher) and signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1945. His name remains in the Cooperstown Hall of Fame.

The family would like to extend its appreciation and heartfelt thanks to nurses Kim and Jocelyne for their kindness and compassion and to all his friends who visited and sent emails. He read them all and said, "It was a great ride."

Cremation to follow. A private family service will take place at a later date. Arrangements out of Welland, Ontario.

Donations can be made to the Juravinski Cancer Centre, 699 Concession St. Hamilton, Ontario L8V 5C2

PETRUSHKO, Ellen Philomena 'Nelly' Petrushko Obituary | Print |

PETRUSHKO, Ellen Philomena 'Nelly' -

Petrushko_Nelly(November 8, 1921 – August 9, 2014)

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our very special Mother, Ellen.

She was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Joseph Petrushko (2007).

Ellen enjoyed a rich and fulfilling life due to her never ending love and devotion to her children and grandchildren. She is survived by Kathleen (the late Frank) Van Helvert, Maureen Clark (Allen Wirch), Christine (John) Nichols, Bill (Karin) Petrushko, Judith (Bill) Nitransky and Anthony Petrushko.

Grandma will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Francis, Michael, Christopher, Maria, Stacey, Ellyn, Billy, William and Cameron and by her great grandchildren Callum and Cole.

We feel so fortunate that right to the end, our Mother was able to live life to the fullest, always showing a keen sense of humour, and a feistiness that was her trademark.

A special thank you goes out to her favourite doctor, Dr. Roger Rose and to the staff at the Royal Henley Retirement Home, who always showed her such care and compassion.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial for Ellen at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 21 Queen St. S., Thorold on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. A private family interment will be held at a later date.

Donations in memory of Ellen to Holy Rosary Church or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

SABATUCCI, Dario Sabatucci Obituary | Print |

SABATUCCI, Dario - "The Pizza Man" -

Sabatucci_Dario(April 10, 1926 - August 9, 2014) - Peacefully at the Niagara General Hospital.

Dear husband to Josy and beloved father to Silvana and Mara Potter (Danny) of Ridgeway. Loving Nonno of Emilia and Matthew.

Dario is survived by his youngest brother Dante in Rome Italy. He will be sadly missed and remembered by all his nieces and nephews in Rome.

Dario's greatest passion was his time spent making pizza out of his snack bar at Pleasant Beach.

A very special thank you goes out to the nursing staff at the Trillium ward for all their great efforts and care for Dario and especially to Dr. Allison MacTavish for her thorough care and compassion through Dario's illness.

In keeping with Dario's wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held in Niagara Falls on Sunday, August 17th.

SARCINO, Carmela Mary (Soave) Sarcino Obituary | Print |

SARCINO, Carmela Mary (Soave) -

Peacefully on Saturday, August 9th, 2014 at Tufford Nursing Home in her 100th year.

Predeceased by her husband Anthony (1991).  Survived by two sisters Mae (late Eugene) O'Sullivan and Antoinette (late Ross) Cashmore.

Predeceased by one sister Mary (Albert) Saldarelli and three brothers Fred, Jack, John Soave. Survived by many nieces and nephews.

Carmela was a member of Holy Rosary Church and the CWL, and former member of Blessed Virgin Sodality.

Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church (21 Queen St. S., Thorold) on Wednesday, August 13th at 11:00am.  Rite of Committal.

If so desired, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

WALLACE, Carolyn Marie (Kerrio) Wallace Obituary | Print |

WALLACE, Carolyn Marie (Kerrio) -

Wallace_Carolyn(January 10, 1948 - August 9, 2014) Passed away peacefully at Digby General Hospital, in Digby, Nova Scotia, after a lengthy struggle with cancer.

Born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, she was the beloved wife of the late John (2002), mother of Michael (Melissa) of Digby, Nova Scotia and Jamie Lister, of Niagara Falls.

She is the sister of Jim Kerrio, of Ottawa, and was predeceased by her parents, Michael Kerrio (2001) and Helena Grosse Kerrio (2009).

Carolyn's greatest joys came from being a wife and mother, and she created a happy loving home for her family. In her last years, Michael and his wife, Melissa, offered the same for her.

They would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Medical Team at the Dickson Cancer Centre, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the compassionate nursing care offered by the Digby Clare Home Support Agency, VON and Pallative Care. Your support meant a lot as it enabled us to care for Mom at home, as she desired. Finally Thank you to Dr. Ron, and the nurses at 2nd floor DGH for making her last days comfortable.

Mom will be remembered for her smile and sweet disposition.

As per her wishes, cremation has taken place and her remains will return to Niagara Falls, where family and friends may pay their respects at PATTERSON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, August 14th from 10.00 am to service time at 12:00 noon.  Intermentt.

Memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Huntingtons Research Society.

Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near.
Still loved, missed, and very dear, xxoo.

DAVIDSON, Wayne Davidson - Obituary | Print |


Davidson_WayneSuddenly at home on Friday, August 8, 2014 in his 70th year.

Wayne Davidson was the beloved husband of Pam Davidson (nee Everest) of Fenelon Falls and formerly of St. Catharines.

Loving father of Mark and his wife Cynthia of St. Catharines, Beverley and her husband Ian Charnock of St. Catharines. Loving grandpa to Rebecca, Owen, Shauna and Evan.

Brother of John (Barbara), Barry (Allison), Garth, Heather O'Neill (Robert). Step brother of Kirk McBride (Eileen), Diane Denault (Paul), Debbie Hartog (Adrian). Remembered by his nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Wayne's Life will be held in Fenelon Falls on Thursday, August 14th. Reception to follow at about noon at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #238, Fenelon Falls.

A further memorial service will be held in St. Catharines on Monday, August 18th.

Memorial donations to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #238, Fenelon Falls Building Fund or to Community Care Fenelon Falls would be appreciated by the family.


HURST, Larry 'The Fiddler' Hurst Obituary | Print |

HURST, Larry "The Fiddler" -

Hurst_LarryIt is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Larry Michael Hurst “The Fiddler” at the age of 60 after a vehicle accident on August 8th, 2014.

Beloved father of Amy of Toronto and Eric of Matachewan.

Dear son of Isabel and the late Vince Hurst. Loved brother of the late Mark (Eva), Ricki (Judy), Jackie, Rebecca, Ron (Jacky), Ray (Sue), and Laurie. Larry will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A graduate of the Niagara College Theatre program, Larry enjoyed a long career in the performing arts. He has performed or directed in local theatre productions for more than 40 years. Easily recognized by his towering height, Larry could often be seen somewhere in Niagara playing the banjo, guitar, fiddle or just telling a story.

As a lifetime resident of the Falls, Larry descends from the original Niagara settlers including generations of local musicians. For over 20 years, he has been a mainstay as the fiddler at “Oh Canada Eh?”  When not performing or enjoying a coffee at Tim Hortons, Larry could be found expertly culling bass from the Niagara River.

Arrangements out of Niagara Falls. All are welcome to a memorial funeral service being held at the Oh Canada Eh? Theatre on Thursday, August 14th at 11:00 A.M.

In lieu of flowers, since Larry had no sense of smell, please support your local community theatre.

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