Bruce Allan Brehaut
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 15, 2010 in his 60th year at the Welland Hospital. Dear and loving son of Jean Brehaut of Fonthill and the late Bert Brehaut (1987). Cherished brother of Elizabeth and her husband Thomas Ashton of Toronto. Bruce will be greatly missed by Geoff and Alicia Waters of Welland and their children Haily, Quaid and Luke. Greatly missed by his close friends Cory Born and Steven Kivirahk and by all his friends at the Community Living. Bruce was born in Sherridon Manitoba, August 1950 and came to Welland in 1951. Parents of children with disabilities were just beginning to form an association which developed into Community Living Welland /Pelham. Bruce's family became involved from the very beginning. The association has been a great comfort to Bruce and his family. Bruce enjoyed a great career with Rose City Dodge and spending part of his day at Welland Packaging and Assembly with his friends. Bruce or as many know him "Brucie" was born with down syndrome has touched the lives of many people, we will all remember his beautiful smile. At the families' request cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate Bruce's life will be conducted at the Rice Road Community Church, 305 Rice Road, Welland at a later date. Interment will follow at Fonthill Cemetery. JAMES L. PEDLAR FUNERAL HOME in care of arrangements. As an expression of sympathy donations to the Association for Community Living Welland/Pelham would be greatly appreciated.
Anthony Gerard Preston
Passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at the age of 44. Cherished son of Victoria and Anthony Preston and dear brother of Shayna (Michael) Silvio. Sadly missed by his nephews Michael Jr. and Evan. Anthony will also be greatly missed by his aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends will be received by the family at the JAMES L. PEDLAR FUNERAL HOME, 1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill on Tuesday, May 18th. from 7-9 pm. At the family's request a private family service will be held in his memory with interment to take place at Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations to 'Wildlife Preservation Canada' would be greatly appreciated. A donation in memory of Anthony Preston is being made to the Welland Hospital Foundation through the Pedlar Funeral Home Lifetime memories Program.
David Scott Thompson
Passed away May 7, 2010 in his 69th year. Predeceased by his wife Barbara, his mother Kay and sister Sue. He will be sadly missed by his daughters Sheri and Patti (Ron). He will be remembered always by his grandchildren David and Dakota and great grandchild Colton. Dave led a full life teaching at Centennial High School where he was also involved in the Athlethics Program. In addition he spent many years as chief negotiator for the O.S.S.T.F. Dave was a longtime member of the Merritt 168 Masonic Lodge. Dear brother of Kathy and Rick Thompson. Cremation has taken place. Family will recieve friends from 7-9 pm on Tuesday, May 11, 2010, with a Masonic service at 7 pm. at the JAMES L. PEDLAR FUNERAL HOME, 1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill. A memorial service to celebrate Dave's life will take place at Wesley United Church, 244 First Avenue, Welland, on Wednesday, May 12 th at 11:00 am. with visitation from 10:30 to 11:00 am prior to service. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Jean Dorothy Maggs
Passed away on Thursday, May 6, 2010 with her family by her side at the age of 77. Predeceased by her husband Stafford Ross Maggs (1993). Loving mother of Tim ( Gisele) of Timmins, Robin (Brenda) of Welland, Jill of London U.K. and Russell of Oshawa. Cherished grandmother of Theron and Haley. At Jean's request cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or funeral. JAMES L. PEDLAR FUNERAL HOME in care of arrangements. Flowers and donations greatefully declined.
Mrs. Janeth May Stirtzinger
at Rapelje Lodge, Welland, on Wednesday March 3rd 2004, in her 81st year. Beloved mother of Carol Lavell and her husband Peter of Hamilton and Beverly Lovejoy and her husband Robert of Welland. Also loved by her grandchildren Shelby and Tonya Noble and Amber and Jason Lovejoy. Predeceased by her brother Marvin Bouk, sister Martha McIntosh, husband Cecil Stirtzinger and sister-in-law Marjorie Stirtzinger. Friends will be received by the family from 7-9 pm. Thursday at the JAMES L. PEDLAR FUNERAL HOME - DIXON CHAPEL, 1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill, where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday March 5th 2004 at 11:00 am. with Reverend Jim Manuel officiating. Interment Fonthill Cemetery. A donation is being made to the Welland Hospital Foundation throught the Pedlar Funeral Home Lifetime Memories Program.
Mr. Neil Edward McDermott
Suddenly and unexpectedly in Fonthill, Neil went to be with his Lord Jesus on Wednesday, March 3rd 2004. Beloved husband of Jacqueline and loving father of Neil and Mark, both at home. Dear brother of Fran, Jean and Carol. Also loved by Jacqueline's family; Daniel and Eleonora, Bernard and Liz, Martin and Sandra, Daniella and their families. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Friday at the JAMES L. PEDLAR FUNERAL HOME - DIXON CHAPEL, 1292 Pelham Street Fonthill. The funeral service will be conducted at Grace Christian Reformed Church, 660 South Pelham Road, Welland, on Saturday, March 6th 2004 at 3:00p.m. with Pastor Pieter Heerema officiating. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
Mr. William George Banner
at Greater Niagara General Hospital, on Wednesday, March 5th 2003. William G. Banner of Allanburg, in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Donna and loving father of Cheryl Miclette (Yvon) of Welland, William Banner (Debbie) of Port Colborne, Debbie Bedard (Paul) and Tracey Duff (Shawn) all of Niagara Falls and predeceased by his son Mark (1984). Also loved by his grandchildren Michelle, William, Nicole, James, PJ., Steven, Calvin and Tyler. Dear brother Jack Banner (Arlein), Sydney Banner (Margaret) all of Welland and predeceased by his brother Victor (2002). Dear brother-in-law of Jean Banner of London and survived by several nieces and nephews. At Mr. Banner's request cremation has taken place. A private family service will be conducted in the chapel of the JAMES L. PEDLAR FUNERAL HOME - DIXON CHAPEL, Fonthill on Monday March 10th 2003. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario. A donation is being made to Welland Hospital Foundation through the Pedlar Funeral Lifetime Memories Program.
Mrs. Lorna Marie "Somerville" Matthews
of Welland, died on Friday February 7, 2003, in her 87th year. Lorna was born in St. Thomas, but has lived in this area for the past number of years. Predeceased by her husband, Clarke Whitfield Matthews, sister, Arlyne Watters, and brother, Reginald Somerville. Loving mother of Shirley (Bruce) Brown of Welland, Barbara Jean (Larry) Sloat of Fonthill and Lynda Dianne (Evan) Solyk of Niagara Falls. Loving grandmother Kevin (Janice) Brown, Jeff (Debra) Brown, Shelley Brown, Cathy Atkinson, Kamla (Randy) Hodges, Jody Sloat, Theresa (Martin) Benson and Ross (Tara Lee) Solyk. Also loved by 9 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Sunday February 9, 2003 at the JAMES L. PEDLAR FUNERAL HOME - DIXON CHAPEL, 1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill. There will be visitation on Monday, February 10, 2003 from 10:00 am until service at 11:00 am. at Knox Presbyterian Church, 335 Fitch Street, Welland, with Reverend Bernie McGale officiating. Committal will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe. Donations to Rapelje Lodge's Residents' Council, Welland, or charity of your choice.
Mrs. Lorna Marie "Somerville" Matthews
Surrounded by her family and friends on Thursday, February 20, 2003. Beloved wife of the late Robert L. Mowat and loving mother of Danny and his wife Paulette of Fonthill, and Sherry Bain and her husband Bruce of Niagara Falls. Loving grandmother to Brandon and Christian Bain. Dear and loving friend of Karen Saunders.At Betty's request there will be no visitation or funeral service.The family would like to give special thanks to Kim and Jocelyne of ParaMed and heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Sandra Hartman.
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am a gentle Autumn rain.
When you awake in the morning hush
I am the swift unclinging brush
Of choir birds in circling flight
I am the soft star shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die.
The James L. Pedlar Funeral Home, Fonthill in charge of the arrangements.
At Welland County General Ho.spital, on Monday, August 12, 2002, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Jonas Gere. Loving mother of Harvey and Laura of Bellville, Shirly Gere of Toronto, Stan and Alice of Georgetown and Ernie and Gayle of Fonthill. Also loved by her grandchildren Stephen and Christina. Predeceased by her sisters Mary and Julia and brothers Steve, Frank and Jim. Friends will be received by the family on Wednesday August 14th from 10:00 am. until service time at 11:00 am. in the chapel of the JAMES L. PEDLAR FUNERAL HOME-DIXON CHAPEL,1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill. Interment to follow at Fonthill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Welland Hospital Foundation.
Mrs. Eileen "Keizer" Damm
"He leads me beside still waters He restores my soul" still waters On Tuesday March 4, 2003, after a long illness, the Lord called home His child Eileen Damm, in her 61st year. Beloved wife for almost 42 years to Peter. Loved mother of Louis and his wife Marian, Sherry, Renita, Andrew and his wife Fran, and Cynthia and her husband Dave Marchand. Special grandma to Peter, Ben, Spencer, Shannon, Nicholas and Braydon. Dear sister of John and Adrienne Keizer, Jessie and Jim Foley, and Jim and Sheila Keizer. Dear sister-in-law of Jim Heida, Jack and Edith Dam, Frank and Thea Dam, Katie and William VanderWier, Cecil and Sy Dam and Don and Tilda Dam. Predeceased by her parents Andries and Sjirke Keizer. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 Thursday, March 6th at the JAMES L. PEDLAR FUNERAL HOME-DIXON CHAPEL, 1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill. The funeral service will be conducted at Bethany Christian Reformed Church, 1086 Balfour Avenue, Fenwick, on Friday March 7, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Bob Loerts officiating. Interment Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Shalom Manor 12 Bartlett Ave., Grimsby ON L3M 4N5.
Mr. David Porter O'Neill
at his home in Welland, on Monday, March 3rd 2003, in his 55th year. Beloved father of Tavis and Brooke both at home. Cherished friend of Stephanie MacDonald of Port Colborne. Dear brother of Tom O'Neill and his wife Susan of Toronto and Grant O'Neill and his wife Hedwig of Waterloo. Survived by several nieces, his nephew and their families. Mr. O'Neill was a well respected teacher in the Niagara Region for many years. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 & 7-9 pm Thursday, at the JAMES L. PEDLAR FUNERAL HOME - DIXON CHAPEL, 1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill, where the complete funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday, March 7th 2003 at 10:30 am. with cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Welland Humane Society. A donation is being made to the Welland Hospital Foundation through the Pedlar Funeral Home Lifetime Memories Program.
Mr Alex Yaremkiw
Suddenly at the Woolcott Wing, Welland Hospital, on Monday February 24, 2003, Alex Yaremkiw of Welland, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the late Kathrin Yaremkiw (Nov. 2002) and loving father of Linda Yaremkiw, Evelyn Mask (Yaremkiw) and step-father of Katherine Gatzke, Anni Kopschinsky and Conrad Frey. Also loved by his 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received by the family at the JAMES L. PEDLAR FUNERAL HOME-DIXON CHAPEL, 1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill on Wednesday from 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be conducted at Concordia Lutheran Church, 105 Welland Road(at Pelham), on Thursday February 28, 2003 at 2:00p.m. Interment to follow at Fonthill Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association. A donation is being made to the Welland Hospital Foundation through the Pedlar Funeral Home Lifetime Memories Program.
Mrs. Margaret Jean "Young" Rice
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 22, 2003 at Welland Hospital, Jean Rice in her 89th year. Beloved wife of Dr. Alan D. Rice and loving mother of Gordon Rice and his wife Reta of Waterloo, Barry Rice and his wife Jenefer of Nelson BC, Michael Rice and his wife Margaret of Fonthill, Peter Rice and his wife Jean of Burlington and predeceased by her son Ronald. Dear mother-in-law of Lydia Rice of Oakville. Also loved by her grandchildren Valerie and her husband Brian, Alan and his wife Anne, Carolyn and her husband John, Susanne and her husband Kevin, Vanessa and her fiance Yann, Danica and her husband Cameron, Dominique, Catherine and her husband James, Laura and her husband Rick, Beverly and her husband Sean and Heather and her husband Craig,and her 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her brother Arnold Young. Jean was past-president and Honorary Life Member of Welland Hospital Auxiliary and past-president and Life Member of Ridley College Women's Guild. Friends will be received by the family on Monday February 24, 2003, from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the JAMES L. PEDLAR FUNERAL HOME-DIXON CHAPEL, 1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill where the private family funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Tuesday with Reverend George Schmidt officiating. Cremation. Memorial donations may be made to Welland Hospital Foundation, 65 Third St. Welland ON, L3B 4W6 or to Ridley College Foundation, P.O.Box 3013, St. Catharines ON L2R 7C3. A donation is being made to the Welland Hospital Foundation through the Pedlar Funeral Home Lifetime Memories Program.