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ONTARIO - Smithville - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 9

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Date: Saturday, 7 January 2017, at 8:39 p.m.

Edward Bartman
1939 - 2007
BARTMAN, EDWARD: After a long battle with cancer, Edward Adolf Bartman passed away on Monday, August 20, 2007 at Henderson Hospital in Hamilton. Beloved husband of Victoria Bartman (nee Placzek). Loving father of Teena and James Smith. Cherished by his granddaughter Amanda. Dear brother of Kathy and Joe Boros, Adeline Kyweriga and the late Lawrence Kyweriga, Rose and Ron Wach, Barbara and David Pomeranski, Liz and Lawrence Hokanson, and sister-in-law Jean Bartman. He will also be missed by aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers John and Victor Bartman and parents Teene and Michael Bartman. In respect of Ed’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A remembrance of his life will be included at Evening Mass at St. Martin of Tours’ Roman Catholic Church in Smithville on Thursday, August 30, 2007 at 7 pm. Special thanks to all the doctors and nurses for their care and compassion. If desired, memorial contributions to the Juravinski Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Harold Lyle Beamer
1945 - 2007
BEAMER, HAROLD: Peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 10, 2007, Harold Lyle Beamer passed away after a courageous battle with cancer in his 62nd year. Harold was the beloved husband and best friend of June Beamer (nee Lounsbury) for over 36 years. He was a loving son to his parents Lyle Beamer and the late Vera Beamer (nee Beaty), a devoted father to Douglas (Stacey Morrison), Christopher (Tammy Laprise) and Bradley (Leah Camacho), and cherished grandfather to Rylan. He will also be dearly missed by his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Barbara and Gary DeGrow and Marilyn and Benny D'Alessio, and his nieces and nephews. Harold had retired from Orchard Park High School in Stoney Creek after 31 years of teaching. Friends may call at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at Smithville United Church, 116 West Street (Regional Road 20) in Smithville on Friday, July 13th at 11 am. Private family interment at the church's adjoining cemetery will precede the service. A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Stephen Taylor who stood by Harold during his illness; to the nurses of St. Elizabeth's, VON and ParaMed and especially to Leona, Belinda and Maria for their care and compassion; to Paola and Carma, his case managers at CCAC for making so many arrangements possible; and to the Reverends Dale Massender, Ron Pocklington and Gary Patterson for their faithful prayers and spiritual guidance. If desired, memorial contributions to the Smithville United Church, CCAC Niagara or Sleeping Children of the World would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Douglas Murray Blanchard
1928 - 2007
BLANCHARD, DOUGLAS: At West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Grimsby on Tuesday, December 11, 2007, Douglas Murray Blanchard of Grassie, in his 80th year. Beloved son of the late Mary (nee Muir) and the late Murray Blanchard. Loving brother of Marion Derksen and the late Rudy Derksen, and brother-in-law of William Derksen and John Hogan. Predeceased by his sisters Geraldine Derksen and Barbara Hogan. Friends may call at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held Friday, December 14 at 1:30 pm at the funeral home. Interment Kimbo Cemetery, Smithville. If desired, memorial contributions to the West Lincoln Memorial Auxillary would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Peter Donald William Campion
1957 - 2007
CAMPION, PETER: At West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Grimsby on Monday, March 19, 2007, Peter Donald William Campion of Smithville, in his 50th year. Beloved husband of Rev. Katie Campion (nee Macleod). Loving father of Rebecca and Shannan. Loving son of Lois MacKenzie and the late King Campion, and son-in-law of Margaret Macleod and the late John. Brother of Wendy MacDonald, uncle of Tommy and Darren, and brother-in-law of Ian Macleod. Predeceased by his son Kevin (1994). Pete will also be missed by his friends and colleagues in Emergency Medical Services, Cole Carriers of Hamilton and the Harley Owner’s Group. Friends may call at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Wednesday, March 21 and Thursday, March 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 both days. The funeral service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 51 Church Street (between James and Wellington), St. Catharines on Friday, March 23 at 11 am. If desired, memorial contributions to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Beamsville; Smithville Presbyterian Church; Children’s Safety Village, Welland; or Conway House, Hamilton would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Murray Benjamin Comfort
1924 - 2007
COMFORT, MURRAY: At Hamilton General Hospital on Tuesday, October 16, 2007, Murray Benjamin Comfort of Smithville in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Marjorie Evelyn Comfort (nee Young) for over 58 years. Loving father of Elaine (Martin Hay), Bill, and Janice (John Campbell). Cherished by his granddaughters Samantha, Ashley, Melissa, Taylor and Amy. Fondly remembered by step-grandsons Jeffrey and Jonathan. Murray was a lifelong member of Smithville United Church. With his partner Royal Tylee, together they operated Comfort & Tylee Ltd for 50 years. Murray enjoyed and competed in both hockey and baseball in his younger years. In his later years his passion and pastime was golf right to the end. Also surviving is his sister Dorothy (Harold Davis) and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister Isabel and her husband Walter Tuck. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 19 at 11 am at Smithville United Church, 116 West Street (Regional Road 20) in Smithville. Inurnment at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions to the Smithville United Church or West Lincoln Memorial Auxiliary would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Ralph Erwin Cooper
1921 - 2007
COOPER, RALPH: Peacefully, at his farm in Smithville on Thursday, January 18, 2007, Ralph Erwin Cooper, in his 86th year. Beloved son of the late Harry Earl Cooper and the late Celina Constance Cooper (nee Ward). Ralph will be remembered and missed by his cousins Tom Andrews of Wainfleet, Gail and David Chu of North Carolina, Janet and Gerald Hutton of Hamilton, and Connie and Claude Melick of St. Anns, and by his beloved horses. Predeceased by cousins Glenn Ward and Marie Andrews. Friends may call at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The service of remembrance will be held on Monday, January 22 at 2 pm at the funeral home. Interment at Smithville United Church Cemetery has taken place. If desired, memorial contributions to Smithville United Church would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Ian Fraser Crichton
1941 - 2007
&
Margaret Rose Crichton
1943 - 2006
CRICHTON, IAN: Suddenly at home on Sunday, June 24, 2007, Ian Fraser Crichton of St. Anns, in his 66th year. Beloved husband of the late Margaret Rose Crichton (2006). Loving father of Rob and Brigitte and Brad and Laura. Cherished grandfather of Melanie and Scott. Dear brother of Debbie Garisto. Friends may call at Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Friday, June 29 from 7-9 pm to honour and remember the life of Ian and his beloved wife Margaret who passed away 9 months ago. Private family inurnment at Lane Cemetery, St. Anns. If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.
CRICHTON, MARGARET: Suddenly, at her home in St. Anns on Tuesday, September 19, 2006, Margaret Rose Crichton (nee Armstrong) in her 64th year. Beloved wife of Ian Crichton. Loving mother of Rob and Brigitte and Brad and Laura, and cherished grandmother of Melanie and Scott. Dear sister of Linda and Bill Barkhouse. A private family service will be held. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Colleen Diane Crooks
1964 - 2007
CROOKS, COLLEEN: After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Colleen Diane Crooks of Grimsby in her 44th year passed away at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Grimsby on Friday, December 28, 2007. Colleen was the beloved daughter of Earl and Elaine Crooks. Loving sister of Debbie and John Hensen, Denise and Adrian Junker, Glenn and Kim Crooks, and Wayne and Julie Crooks. Dearly loved aunt to Stephanie and Jason Gilders, Jason and Brett Hensen, Nadine and Shaena Corbett, Sarah, Ryan and Kevin Crooks, and Robbie, Daniel and Matthew Crooks, and great-aunt to Madison. Friends may call at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Monday, December 31 and Tuesday, January 1, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on both days. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 11 am at the Smithville United Church, 116 West Street (Regional Road 20) in Smithville. Interment Grimsby Mountain Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to Smithville United Church would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Hattie Irene Dancer
1915 - 2007
DANCER, HATTIE: Peacefully at Albright Centre on Saturday, September 22, 2007, Hattie Irene Dancer (nee Atkinson), previously of Smithville, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Charles W. Dancer. Loving mother of Beverley Smith, Betty Lou Field and her husband Bill, and Dave Dancer, and mother-in-law of Stella (Pat) Dancer. Predeceased by her son Robert Dancer, son-in-law Bob Smith, granddaughter Sheila Davidson. Cherished by 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchilren. Also predeceased by her siblings Norman Atkinson (Ella), Stella Willick (Gordon), Pearl Olaski (Nick), and Beatrice Parker (Bernard). Friends may call at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 25 at 11 am at the funeral home. Interment St. Luke's Anglican Church Cemetery, Smithville. If desired, memorial contributions to St. Luke's Anglican Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

John DeBoer
1926 - 2007
DeBOER, JOHN: The Lord took unto Himself our dear husband, father, grandfather and Opa, John DeBoer of Smithville on Sunday, December 16, 2007, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Alice (nee Elzinga). Loving father of George and Betty DeBoer, Louise and John Jakos, Correen and Wally Kloostra, Richard and Elsje DeBoer, Joyce and Arnie Riewald, Fran and Frank Zwaagstra, and John and Heather DeBoer. Cherished by his 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Alice Vis (in Canada) and Frouk and Ge of the Netherlands. Predeceased by his sister Dinie in the Netherlands. Friends may call at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street in Smithville on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 20 at 11 am at Grace Reformed Church, 514 George Street in Dunnville. Private interment Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens will precede the service. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and caregivers who made dad's final days more comfortable. If desired, memorial contributions to Shalom Manor or Dunnville Right to Life would be appreciated and can be made through the funeral home.

Jack (John) William Dewar
1916 - 2007
DEWAR, JACK: Peacefully, at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Grimsby, on Tuesday, January 23, 2007, John William (Jack) Dewar of Smithville, in his 91st year. Beloved husband of 56 years to Marilyn Dewar (nee Jacques). Loving father of Katharine Keizer and Sandra Dewar Cofell. Cherished by grandchildren Melanie Keizer, Jeremy Keizer and Philip Cofell. Dear brother of Chuck (Hazel) Dewar and uncle of Joan Clark and Glen Dewar. Predeceased by his daughter Carol Ann Dewar, and sister Helen Dewar. Jack served in WWII with the RCAF for six years. He was a teacher and vice-principal at South Lincoln High School for 31 years, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 393 for over 25 years, and an active member of the Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, West Lincoln Historical Society and Smithville United Church. Friends may call at Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Thursday from 6-9 pm. A private family service will be held on Friday, January 26 with interment at Smithville United Church Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Foundation would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Jurrien (Jerry) Drenth
1915 - 2007
DRENTH, JERRY: At Shalom Manor in Grimsby on Monday, March 5, 2007, the Lord suddenly called home His child Jurrien (Jerry) Drenth, in his 92nd year. Predeceased by Mary (December 2006), his beloved wife of 68 years. Loving father of Albert and Willy, Peter and Annemarie, Henry and Ruth Anne, the late Tom (1989), Joanne Drenth-VanDyke and Dick VanDyke, Linda and John Rynberk, Bert and Atherton, and Theodore and Sandra. Cherished grandfather of 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Also survived by four sisters-in-law in Holland. Predeceased by two brothers, one sister, four brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law all in Holland, one infant granddaughter, and one infant great-granddaughter. Friends may call at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Thursday, March 8 from 6-9 pm. The funeral service will be held Friday, March 9 at 11 am at Riverside Christian Reformed Church in Wellandport. Interment Riverside Cemetery, Wellandport. If desired, memorial contributions to Shalom Manor would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Lorraine Frances Dunsmore
1953 - 2007
DUNSMORE, LORRAINE: Peacefully at her home in Smithville and surrounded by her family, on Sunday, May 13, 2007, Lorraine Frances Dunsmore (nee Blashko) in her 55th year. Beloved wife of Edward (Ted Jr.). Loving mother of Emily (Kris), Linda, Elaine and Sydney. Loving daughter of Helen and the late Casimir Blashko, and daughter-in-law of Edward (Ted Sr.) and the late Elizabeth (Betty) Dunsmore. Dear sister of Nancy and Steve Ellison, and Linda and Dave Tait; sister-in-law of Donna and Grant Housley; and dear aunt of Rob, Tom, Graham, Alex, Diane, Natasha and Kevin. Through her career, she touched the heads of many but she will be missed by a far greater number of hearts. Friends may call at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 17 at 11 am at St. Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church, 166 West Street, Smithville. Cremation will follow. Thank you to the Saint Elizabeth Healthcare, Pete DeHaan and all the cancer drivers, Mel and Mary Anne Elzinga, Niagara Regional Ambulance Service, West Lincoln Fire Department and the Niagara Regional Police Services. If desired, memorial contributions to Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) or West Niagara Palliative Care would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Christina Elizabeth Jane Doorten
1954 - 2007
DOORTEN, CHRISTINA: Suddenly at home on Sunday, August 26, 2007, Christina Elizabeth Jane Doorten (nee Jansen van ‘t land, in her 54th year. Beloved wife of Hendrik (Henk) Doorten for 35 years. Loving mother of Sheri Doorten, Tonya Beaudin and Steve, Cindy Biss and Shawn, and Jeremy Doorten and Kathryn. Cherished by her grandchildren Kaitlynn, Nicholas, Brandon, and Anthony Beaudin, Nathan, Michael and Emma Biss, Micah and Jenoah Doorten, Lwitela and Mzee Mateso. Dear sister of Jolanda, Joyce, Judy and Petra. Predeceased by her brother Bert. The funeral service was held at St. Anns Community Church on Thursday, August 30 with Pastor Mike Hotson officiating. Interment Lane Cemetery, St. Anns. If desired, memorial contributions to Multiple Sclerosis would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Marilyn Yvonne Gaudette
1940 - 2007
GAUDETTE, MARILYN: Peacefully at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital on Saturday, May 26, 2007, Marilyn Yvonne Gaudette (nee Romain) of Smithville in her 67th year. Beloved wife of Denis for 48 years. Loving mother of Richard and his wife Sandy, Gary, Jimmy and his wife Dana, and Floyd and his wife Dianne. She will also be greatly missed by her grandchildren, brothers, sisters and friends. Cremation has taken place. If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Doris Mary Helkaa
1935 - 2007
HELKAA, DORIS: Peacefully at Hamilton General Hospital on Saturday, May 19, 2007, Doris Mary Helkaa (nee Yarwood) of Stoney Creek (previously of Smithville), in her 73rd year. Beloved wife of the late Eugene (Gene) Helkaa. Loving mother of Shirley Anderson of London, Jean Kratz of Fonthill and Peggy ten Brinke of Hamilton. Cherished by her 8 grandchildren; Rachel, Lisa, Clayton, Derek, Tom, Dan, Aric and Alyssa, and one great-grandson Adam. Dear sister of James and Carol Yarwood of St. Catharines, and sister-in-law of Clarence and Kathy Helkaa, Marie Green and the late James, and Alvin and Norma Helkaa. Doris was very devoted in her volunteer work with Community Support Services. Friends may call at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 24 at 1:30 at the funeral home. Interment Pleasantview Memorial Gardens, Fonthill. If desired, memorial contributions to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

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