Laina Viola (Nissila) Harju
HARJU, Laina Viola (Nissila) - September 30, 1919- February 12, 2007. Peacefully at Cassellholme, North Bay on Monday February 12, 2007 in her 88th year. Predeceased by her husband Harold Matti Harju, brothers Vic and Arne Nissila. Dear mother of Mel Harju (Pat) of North Bay. Also survived by her grandchildren Jon Harju (Noel), Fred Harju (Diana) all of Ottawa, Curtis Harju of North Bay and great grandchildren Damon, Briana, Brooke and Ben. Dear sister of Eino Nissila of Sault Ste Marie. A memorial service will be held on Saturday February 17, 2007, 11 am at Omond Memorial United Church, 319 McKenzie Ave., North Bay. Following the funeral a light lunch and coffee will be served in the church hall. Donations to the Omond Memorial United Church in memory of Laina will be gratefully acknowledged by her family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to HILLSIDE FUNERAL SERVICES, 362 Airport Rd., (474-7655).
Madolin Lois Reaume
REAUME, Madolin Lois - Passed peacefully at Leamington Memorial Hospital, February 10, 2007, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of Ulysse, predeceased. Dearly loved mother of Larry and Sue Reaume, Lois and David Peer, Darcy Reaume, Lyn and the late Mike Jubenville. Sadly missed by ten grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. Rest in Peace, Mom. We love you and will miss you. Expressions of sympathy to the charity of your choice.
John Vernon Dickhout
DICKHOUT, John Vernon - Peacefully on Feb. 13, 2007,at the United Mennonite Home in Vineland, in his 93 year, beloved husband for 63 years of Anna (nee Craven) now of Vineland, and father of John of St. Catharines. He was predeceased by his sisters Marion (Hannon), Irene (Asher) and Dorothy (Brooks), all of Dunnville. He is survived by his sister Laura (Wildfong) of Cayuga, brother-in-law William Doyle of Cayuga and many cherished nieces and nephews. John and Anna were residents of Cayuga and area and have been members of St. Stephen's parish for over 60 years. He was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus, Hagersville. After retirement as a technician for over 30 years with Western Ontario Breeders John returned to his passion as a carpenter and enjoyed another 20 productive years in his shop at his Cayuga home. Visitation will be on Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Miller Funeral Home, 29 Cayuga St. N., in Cayuga (905 772 3303) from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 with prayers at 7:30. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, 15 Ottawa St. S., in Cayuga, on Friday, Feb. 16 at 10:00 with Interment to follow at St. Stephen's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Society would be appreciated. The family would like to extend sincere appreciation to Dr. James Woodland of Beamsvile and the staff of the United Mennonite Home in Vineland for their expert and compassionate care.
KASUMOVIC, Martin - At home with his family on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at the age of 53 years. Cherished husband and best friend of Maria for 30 years. Devoted father of John and his wife Lisa, and Matthew. Dear brother of John and his wife Anna, Anna and the late Ivan Simatovic and Marko and his wife Maria. He will be greatly missed by his nieces, nephews, family and friends. Martin was an employee of General Motors and an active member in the Croatian Community. Mr. Kasumovic is at the NIAGARA ST. CHAPEL of BUTLER FUNERAL HOME, 424 Niagara St. (south of Scott) where the family will receive friends on Thursday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral Liturgy will be held at St. Alfred's Church, 272 Vine St. on Friday, February 16, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Vigil prayers for Martin will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 8:00 p.m. Interment will take place at Victoria Lawn Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to St. Anthony's Croatian Church or Holy Cross (Svetikriz) Church in Croatia would be appreciated by the family.
Francine Wilhelmina (Vander Ende) Krikke
KRIKKE, Francine Wilhelmina (Vander Ende) - Born November 16, 1957 in Owen Sound, Ontario, welcomed into Glory February 11, 2007 with her family by her side in St. Catharines General Hospital, St. Catharines, Ontario. Francine leaves behind her husband Henry, children April (Jon), Amanda (Joel), Josh (Sarah), Clara-Linda (Andr'e), Duane; grandchildren Noam and Ezra; siblings Bill, Margreite, Cathy, Nelly- Ann and Ida; foster mother Mien Klyn- Hesselink and foster siblings Rob and Shirley Klyn-Hesselink. Her parents Wim and Nellie Vander Ende, brothers Peter and baby Peter and foster father Gerrit Klyn- Hesselink predeceased her. Francine was cherished and loved by all who knew her. Her unforgettable smile, enthusiasm of her faith and her vibrant personality brought inspiration and joy to many. Francine's love for God, her family, friends and life was and continues to be a genuine blessing. A Celebration of Francine's life will take place at Bethel Christian Reformed Church, 17 Robinson Road, Hwy #3, Dunville, Ontario Saturday February 17, 2007 at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to be a witness to her memory. Her earthly body is to be cremated and buried in Owen Sound. In honour of Francine's generous nature we ask that you please send donations to World Vision at 1 World Drive Mississauga, Ontario L5T 2Y4 (1-800-387-7722)
Lily M. Squires
SQUIRES, Lily M. - Lily died peacefully in her sleep at Niagara Ina Grafton Gage Village Seniors' complex on February 14, 2007. Lily was born in 1913 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. She was orphaned at the age of 16 and went to live with family friends, the Richardson's of North Battleford. In 1938 she rented a room at the home of George and Edith Dahl and their children, Howard and Shirley. Lily soon became part of that family and the close relationship continued to the end of her life. She was predeceased by George Dahl, Edith (Dahl) Irwin and Howard Dahl. She is survived by and will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by Shirley (Dahl) Olley and her husband Robert, of Niagara-on-the- Lake, Jessie Dahl of St. Catharines, Betty Richardson of Parksville, B.C. and Jim and Lynn Anderson of St. Catharines. She was a loving aunt/grandmother to the children and grandchildren of the Olley family, the Dahl family and the Anderson family. She will be sadly missed by her many friends in St. Catharines, Saskatchewn and British Columbia. Lily was a Registered Psychiatric Nurse. She worked for 13 years at the Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford and 22 years on the Norris Wing of the St. Catharines General Hospital. She spent her life caring for others. She lived the past 11 years at Niagara Ina Grafton Gage Village retirement complex, mostly independently in her own condo and latterly in the Long Term Care Unit surrounded by wonderfully caring and supportive staff. Many thanks to Jane Schram and her staff in Long Term Care and Diane Williams and her staff in Supportive Services. These dedicated professionals became yet another family for Lily. Thank you also to Dr. Redman for his continued care and concern. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel at Niagara Ina Grafton Gage Village, B Building, 413 Linwell Rd. St. Catharines at 1:30, Saturday, February 17, 2007. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Niagara Ina Grafton Gage Foundation, St. Catharines General Hospital Foundation or a charity of choice.
DIBARTOLOMEO, Glenn - In loving memory of dear husband, father and grandfather who passed away on February 16, 2005. God took him home, it was his will But in our hearts, we love him still His memory is as dear today As in the hour he passed away. We often sit and think of him When we are all alone, For the memory is the only friend That grief can call its own - Love always April and Family.
Rose Sophia (Sitoski) Benjamin
BENJAMIN, Rose Sophia (Sitoski) - Of Pickerington, Ohio, eldest daughter of Maryann Krupa and Joseph Thomas Sitoski, born June 13, 1926 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, passed away on February 7, 2007. Beloved wife of Dr. Newton H. Benjamin. Much loved mother of John C. Benjamin and his wife Kay of Green Bay. Cherished Grandma of Lori Pearce, Brianna, Brittany and Brent Benjamin. Precious great- grandmother of Makayla and Micah Pearce. Preceded in death by brothers Steve and Ed. Rose is survived by her sister, Genevieve Mayell, brothers Joseph and John Sitoski and many grand nieces and nephews in Canada. Rose graduated from Notre Dame Convent in Kingston, Ontario and also Fergus Falls Community College in Minnesota. Rose was a member of Pickerington Senior Centre, and a member of OAGC, as well as a flower judge of that association. She was a person of many interests: creative writing, art, music appreciation and gardening. She competed in floral artistic design and was a weaving teacher. Rose's desire was to be cremated. There will be no visitation. Contributions can be made in her name to Mount Carmel Hospice, 1144 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43212.
BRADLEY, Rick - Passed quietly on Feb 15, 2007. Born Dec 27, 1944, Kirkland Lake, he was the son of Percy Bradley and Simone Lamoureux, and stepson of Tony Gallant. Survived by wife Carol Barton, of Hotham, son Marc Bradley of North Bay, sister Helen Turcotte of Kapuskasing. Also survived by step-family Marc, Anne Marie, Anita, and former spouse and lifelong friend Monica Habel. He will also be missed by numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends, all loved by Ricky. The family will receive visitors at the Paul Funeral Home, Powassan on Saturday from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 pm, with a Lions Tribute Service at 7 pm. The funeral service will be held on Sunday at 2 pm at the Paul Funeral Home, Powassan 705-724-2024.
GOULAIS, William - (1946-2007). The family announces with sorrow his death at his residence in Beaucage Village, on Thursday, February 15, 2007 at the age of 60 years. Son of the late William and of the late Pauline (née McLeod) Goulais. Dear brother of June Commanda (Maurice) of Garden Village, Harriet Erb (Robert) of Sudbury, Frank Goulais (Virginia) of Duchesnay, Gerry Marion (Stella) of Kitchener and Joseph Marion (Sue) of North Bay. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Also missed by Helene Restoule, a special friend and caregiver to him in his younger years. William was a retired Black Smith from the O.N.R. with 31 years of service. He was well known for his special skills in his trade. The family will receive relatives and friends at the THEORET- BOURGEOIS FUNERAL HOME, Sturgeon Falls, today, February 16, 2007 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Church, Garden Village, on Saturday, February 17, 2007 at 1 :30 pm. Donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
James (Jimmy) Agnew
AGNEW, James (Jimmy) - Passed away at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Sunday February 11, 2007. Loving husband of Maureen for 49 years. Dear father of William (Sandy), Pauline and her husband Mike Agnew, and Carol and her husband David Gorman. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Joseph, Jennifer, Koty and Jamie and the love of his life, great granddaughter Riley-Marie. Survived by his twin sister Terry Rollo (Jimmy). Jimmy was an original member of the Clan MacFarlane Pipe Band and was a drumming instructor and judge. Cremation has taken place. A service to Celebrate his life will be held at Trinity United Church, 222 Victoria St., Niagara-on-the-Lake on Saturday February 17 at 11 a.m. A reception will follow at the church. Remembrances to “Out of the Cold“ would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of PASSFIELD MORTUARY SERVICES 905-682-0474.
CHRABATYNKA, Marina - Passed away at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital on Wednesday, February 14th, 2007. Beloved wife of Nestor and dearly loved mother of Nadine Loucks (Jamie) of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Kevin of St. Catharines and Melissa Smith of St. Catharines. Loving grandmother to Gordon and Samantha (Loucks). She is survived by three sisters Betty Bricker, Viola Runions, Dorothy MacArthur and four brothers Orville Lee, Fred Lee, Bob Lee and Jeff Lee. Marina was a very active as a Euchre player. She played Euchre at Dunlop Seniors and Russell Avenue Community Centre. Marina worked as a volunteer at the Dunlop Seniors Centre, catering Tea Dances and party nights. Marina ran many Euchre Tournaments at the Centre and also hosted the Casino Bus which ran once per month to Orillia. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at the HAMMOND FUNERAL HOME AND CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold on Tuesday, February 20th at 11:00am (Visitation from 10:00 to 11:00am). If so desired, donations to the charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.
Marjorie Belle Dunfield Edwards
EDWARDS, Marjorie Belle Dunfield - After a long and very productive life, Marjorie Edwards has gone to be with God. She died peacefully at Tufford Nursing Home on February 15, 2007 at the age of 103. She was the wife of the late Reginald Edwards and is survived by her children Barbara Patterson of St. Catharines, George and Beverley Edwards of Calgary and Mary Ellen and Peter Onno of Halifax. She was dearly loved by her grandchildren Douglas Patterson, Catherine Patterson, Gordon and Cindy Edwards, the late Glenn Edwards, Jill and Peter Ranieri, Kristen Alexandra and David McCaffree, Kathryn and Larry Baer and six great grandchildren. Marjorie was raised on a farm in Renfrew, Ontario. She graduated as a Registered Nurse from the Lady Stanley Institute which later became the Ottawa Civic Hospital. She worked for the Victorian Order of Nurses in Montreal before raising her children. During WW II she returned to work as an Industrial Health Nurse at Dominion Engineering in Lachine, Quebec. Later she worked for two surgeons and then at the Griffith McConnell Nursing Home in Montreal. In 1980 she moved to Morrisburg, Ontario and then to St. Catharines, in 1987. Marjorie was known for her generosity and kindness to others. She was a wonderful friend and a loving mother. She was a member of St. George's Anglican Church. The family will receive friends at the HULSE & ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 75 Church Street (905-684- 6346) on Friday February 16th, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at St. George's Anglican Church, 83 Church St, on Saturday February 17th, 2007 at 3 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to St. George's Anglican Church, 83 Church St, St. Catharines, L2R 3C7 or to a charity of your choice. The family would like to thank the staff of Tufford Nursing Home for their excellent and compassionate care.
Charles William Herriott
HERRIOTT, Charles William - On February 15, 2007 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital in his 87 year. Beloved husband of the late Bessie (1996). Dear father of Chris and his wife Linda, of Thorold and Derrick and his wife Helen, of Niagara Falls. Loving “Grandpa” of Lee-Ann (Keith), Kisten, Michelle Grout (Terry) and Brett (Christine). Caring great-grandfather “Pops” of Marshall, Cameron, and Eve. Charles was a WWII Veteran with the Royal Navy. He was employed with Cyanamid of Canada Niagara Plant, retiring in 1983. In retirement, Charles enjoyed lawn Bowling with the Niagara Falls Badminton Club, and was a member of St. Andrews United Church. Family will receive friends at the MORSE & SON CHAPEL of the MORGAN FUNERAL HOMES, 5917 Main Street, Niagara Falls, on Monday evening from 7-9 o'clock. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon at St. Andrews United Church (5645 Morrison Street, Niagara Falls). As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to St. Andrews United Church or to Tender Wishes.
Jannetje (Joan) Kamminga
KAMMINGA, Jannetje (Joan) - Peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Thursday, February 15, 2007 in her 76th year. Loving wife of Jack for 52 years. Dear mother of Margaret Morrison (Randy) and Mary Kort (Paul). Beloved Oma of Jenna- Leigh, Michael, Chelsea and Kristen. Joan is the youngest of twelve and is survived by one brother and one sister both of Holland. As per Joan's request, cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at the PATRICK J. DARTE FUNERAL CHAPEL (39 Court St., St. Catharines 905-685-6584) on Monday, February 19, 2007 from 1:00 pm until the time of service at 2:00 pm in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Parkinson's research c/o Toronto General Western Hospital (585 University Ave., Toronto, ON) would be appreciated by the family.
William “Bill“ Peter Jr. Rogozynski
ROGOZYNSKI, William “Bill“ Peter Jr. - It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of Bill Rogozynski Jr. Peacefully, Bill was taken into the arms of our Lord, on Thursday, February 15th, 2007 at the age of 39 to join his younger brother Michael in heaven. Beloved son of William and Patricia. Much loved father of Patty. Loved brother of Natalie (Mark) Edgar, Julie Bridel, Danny (Shannon), Stephen, Tricia (Jason) Naphin, Tanya (Mike) Bragg and the late Michael (2004). Beloved uncle of Jacob, Conner, Lucas, Kristin, Kyle, Noah, Ava, Colter, and Kane. Much loved grandson of Kathleen Dominic. Bill will be sadly missed and forever remembered by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. The family will receive friends at the HAMMOND FUNERAL HOME AND CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold on Saturday from 1-4 pm and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Vigil Prayers will be held in the funeral home on Sunday at 3 pm. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Church (31 Chestnut St. E., Merritton) on Monday, February 19th at 9:30 am. Rite of Committal at Victoria Lawn Cemetery. If so desired, donations may be made to Trillium Gift of Life.