Mildred (Millie) Antoniuk
ANTONIUK, Mildred (Millie) - Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Monday, February 19, 2007 in her 71st year. Loving wife of 50 years to Mike; mother to Karen, Wendy (Shane), Rob (Jennifer) and David (Janice). Much loved grandmother to Daniel, Katie, Brayden, Jared and Morgan. Dear sister to Jim (Carol) and John (Linda). Predeceased by her brother Bill (Carol). Millie will also be greatly missed by her extended family and friends. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at Carlton United Church, 527 Carlton Street, St. Catharines on Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at 11:00 o'clock. The family is grateful for the care and compassion of the medical professionals at the St. Catharines and the Juravinski Cancer Clinics and the community palliative care nurses. In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations may be made to the St. Catharines General Hospital - Oncology Clinic. Arrangements entrusted to the NATIONAL CREMATION SOCIETY 1-866-627-9474.
John Oliver Brown
BROWN, John Oliver - On Saturday, February 17, 2007 at home, with his family at his side, John quietly departed to be with the Lord. Born in Port Dalhousie, Oct. 1, 1939, John is survived by his true love, Carol, his beloved mother Freida, sisters Diane Robertson, Shirley Erskine (Bob), brother Dennis “Chuck“ Brown (Bobi), children Rick, Tracey & Penny. He was predeceased by his Father, John, and brother Doug. He will be fondly remembered by grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Affectionately called “Whitey“ by his family, one of his favourite expressions was “the truck's leavin“. The truck has left Whitey, but the driver will remain in our hearts forever. Cremation has taken place; a private family service will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Niagara 205 King St., St. Catharines (905-984-8766) or a charity of choice, would be gratefully appreciated.
CYMBA, Adam - At the NHS - General Site on Sunday, February 18, 2007 in his 86th year. Dear husband of the late Anna (1992). Loving father of Helen, Rick, and his wife Kathy, and Alex. Grandfather of Sarah and Stephen. He is survived by his brothers and sisters in Poland. Mr. Cymba is at the PATRICK J. DARTE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 39 Court St. on Tuesday from 7 - 9 p.m. Vigil Prayers will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 8:30pm. Funeral Liturgy without Mass will be held at Patrick Darte Chapel on Wednesday at 1p.m. Rite of Committal will take place at Queens Lawn Cemetery, Grimsby. As expressions of sympathy, donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.
Joanne Elizabeth Duffin
DUFFIN, Joanne Elizabeth - Peacefully on Saturday, February 17, 2007 at the age of 62. Beloved mother of Ron Duffin. Cherished grandmother of Ryan, Ainsley and Andrew. Joanne is predeceased by her parents Donald and Mildred Fraser. A special thank you to the wonderful staff at the Grandview Lodge in Dunnville for all your care and support. At Joanne's request, cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the BUTLER FUNERAL HOME DOWNTOWN CHAPEL, 33 Duke St. (905)684-2334
William F. Ebert
EBERT, William F. - It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of William Frederick Ebert age 81 at Woodstock General Hospital on Friday Feb. 16. 2007. Beloved husband and best friend of Madeline Ebert (nee Carder) for close to 59 years. Dear father of 3 daughters, Shirley (Doug Rupay) of Mansfield, Betty (Bill Munsie) of Vancouver and Carol (Andy Graham) of Woodstock. Also dear Grandpa of Kris and Erinn Rupay, Byron Munsie and Ellise and Shellby Graham. Survived by one sister, Marion Hallett (Harold) of St. Catharines, many nieces and nephews, cousins and their families, and a very special Aunt Florentine Wallace (100 yrs) in Port Colborne. A brother-in-law Raymond Carder and sister-in-law Rev. Muriel Carder also survive. Predeceased by sisters Pearl, Lorena, Ruth and Frieda and their husbands. Bill was born in Port Colborne in 1925, but at a young age the family moved to a farm in Louth Township, (St. Catharines). He worked on his parents' fruit farm while apprenticing to be a Sheet Metal worker in St. Catharines. A Veteran of the Second World War, he served in the Armoured Corps of the Fort Garry Horse Regiment while in Holland and Germany. He was married in 1948 to Madeline Carder at Burgessville Baptist Church and resided in St. Catharines for over 50 years. He was a former member of Louth United Church in St. Catharines and more recently of St. David's United Church in Woodstock, after moving there in 2000 to be near his family. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service to celebrate Bill's life will be held at St. David's United Church, 190 Springbank Avenue N., Woodstock on Tuesday Feb. 20, 2007 after 12:00pm where the service will be held at 1:00pm with Rev. John Furry officiating. Inurnment at Burgessville Baptist Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, any contributions to St. David's United Church, Juravinski Cancer Centre, 699 Concession St., Hamilton, ON L8V 5C2 or the Canadian Porphyria Foundation, P.O. Box 1206 Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 would be appreciated and may be arranged through the R. D. LONGWORTH FUNERAL HOME (519-539-0004).
GERVAIS, Dorothy - At the NHS-General Site on Saturday, February 17, 2007 in her 75th year. Beloved wife of Germain for 57 years. Loving mother of Diane, Robert (Cindy), Bill (Maria), Margaret (Craig), Dennis, Danny (Rose) and Ann. She will be greatly missed by her 12 grandchildren and her great-granddaughter. At Dorothy's request, cremation has taken place. A Service of Remembrance will be held at the PATRICK J. DARTE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 39 Court St. on Thursday, February 22, 2007 at 11:00 a.m.
LECOQ, Afra - After a brief illness at the NHS - General Site on Saturday, February 17, 2007, in her 72nd year. Cherished mother of Casey & Hope Westdorp, Caroline McCaffery, Annette Andison all of St. Catharines and Sharon & Carl Prior of Houston, Texas. Beloved grandmother of Adam, Steven, Julie, Andrew, Alison, Kaitlyn, Lindsey and Kelsey. She is survived by her brother Jack, and sisters Teresa and Tina. She will be missed by her many friends including Art & Mary Westdrop, John Paolozzi. Afra was the founder of Brides to Remember magazine and loved to travel. Mrs. Lecoq is at the PATRICK J. DARTE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 39 Court St. on Tuesday from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, February 21, 2007 11:00 a.m. followed by cremation. As expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Liver Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
MARTIN, Frank - Passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 18, 2007 at the age of 73 after a brief stay in the hospital. Loving husband of Josephine for 56 years and father of Sharon and Bill and his wife Janet. Loving grandfather to Alex, Jessica and Rachel. Special thanks to Dr. Garland and the staff of N.H.S. General site fro their care and compassion. Cremation has taken place with a memorial service to take place in May of 2007 (Funeral details to be determined at a later date). Arrangements entrusted to the PATRICK J. DARTE FUNERAL CHAPEL (39 Court St., St. Catharines 905-685-6584).
Douglas James McKinney
MCKINNEY, Douglas James - 1924-2007 Died peacefully at Henley House on Sunday, February 18, 2007. Dearly loved husband of Nelda for 50 years; dear father of Warren (Leanne) and the late Lyndsay. Cherished grandie of Alexandria and Lauren. Special thanks to the staff at Henley House for their loving care. Respecting Doug's wishes there will be not visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. Memorial remembrance may be made to Alzheimer's Society or charity of choice. Say not in grief he is no more. But in thankfulness that he was. Arrangements entrusted to the HULSE & ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 75 Church Street (905-684-6346)
Kathryn May Parkins
PARKINS, Kathryn May - Kathy passed away peacefully at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Thursday, February 15, 2007 after a brief illness. She was loved by her sister Dorothy Eddy, sister-in-law Betty Adams, niece Kimberley Eddy, nephew Brent Adams and his wife Liane and nephew Kevin Eddy and his wife Pam. Kathy was a great aunt to Lauren Eddy. She was predeceased by her parents Albert and May Adams and her brother Ted Adams. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at St. Andrew's United Church, 92 Main St. from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Donations, in lieu of flowers to St. Andrew's Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of PASSFIELD MORTUARY SERVICES (905)682-0474.
Sharon Hope R.N. Slothouber
SLOTHOUBER, Sharon Hope R.N. - On Saturday, February 17, 2007, surrounded by her loving family and friend, Sharon passed on to glory at the age of 51. Deeply loved daughter of Jane (Elgersma) and the late Eric Slothouber, treasured sister to Adrienne (Peter) Boersma, Sarina (Dan) Labonté, Bernie (Nancy) Slothouber, Richard (Veronica) Slothouber and her dearly loved brother Eric Jr. Cherished aunt to her nieces and nephews - Nathan, Elise & David Boersma,Ben & Danielle (Jon) Labonté, Shane & Jessica, Nick, Jeremy, Vanessa, Chris and Natasha Slothouber. Sharon enjoyed a successful career as a registered nurse working throughout North America. Sharon had a passion for travel, food, and reading and will be fondly remembered by her dear friends Cathy Nishizawki, Linda, Liz, Barb, Jane, and Judy and her many other friends and colleagues. Sharon is resting at MERRITT FUNERAL HOME, 287 Station Street in Smithville. Visiting hours - Wednesday, February 21st from 2-4 pm & 7-9 pm. Celebration of her life will be held at Smithville Christian Reformed Church, 6522 Smithville Road in Smithville on Thursday, February 22nd at 3:00 pm. Memorial remembrances can be made in Sharon's honour to Niagara West Community Hospice or Community Living - Grimsby, Lincoln & West Lincoln. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Paul Cano and Dr. Denise Marshall for their superlative care and compassion throughout Sharon's battle with cancer, the nurses at WLMH ICU, St. Elizabeth's nursing. Special thanks to nurses Barb, Leona, and Barb. www.merritt- fh.com One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.
STONE, William - Gone to be with his Lord, at he Hotel Dieu Hospital Shaver Site on Sunday, February 18, 2007 in his 87th year. Beloved husband of the late Beatrice (1997). Dear father of Clayton & Beverly of Toronto, Calvin & Eileen of Oshawa, Gerald & Margot of St. Catharines and Karen and & Sigfried Braun of Fonthill. Grandfather of 12 grandchildren. He is survived by his sister Iva Hammell of St. Catharines. Bill was a charter member of Harbour Fellowship Church. Mr. Stone is at the NIAGARA ST. CHAPEL of BUTLER FUNERAL HOME, 424 Niagara St. (south of Scott) where the family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Harbour Fellowship Church, 51 South Service Road, St. Catharines on Thursday, February 22, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens, Fonthill. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences available at www.butlerniagara.ca BUTLER (905) 646- 6322.
Doreen Grace (nee Gee) Weaver
WEAVER, Doreen Grace (nee: Gee) - Passed away at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Sunday February 18, 2007 in her 83rd year. Loving wife of the late David Henry (1993). Predeceased by her parents Janet and James Gill. Dear mother of Lynne (David) Vincent and Wanda (Gerry) Melinko. Remembered by her grandchildren, Amber and Joseph Vincent, Brad (Jillian) and Amanada Melinko and great granddaughter Brooklyn Elizabeth Melinko-Coholan. Survived by her sister, Bernice (Al) Speck. Predeceased by sisters, Alma Summers, Katherine Partington, Jenny Ward, Robina Rowden, Shirley McNiven and brothers, Jimmy and Jack Gill. Grace was born and raised in St. Catharines and was a long time employee of Bell Canada and the Foster Wheeler Corporation. As per Grace's wishes cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 53 Church St., on Wednesday February 21, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of PASSFIELD MORTUARY SERVICES.
Edward James Malone
MALONE, Edward James - In his 99th year at the Great Northern Nursing Centre on Friday evening, January 19, 2007. Beloved husband of Genevieve (nee Thompson); dear father of Carol Ann Pagnucco (late Joseph), Colleen Kurtz (Larry), Erin Heineman, Karen Allard (Jean- Marie), Paddy Gartshore (Leo) and Michael (Patricia Ortega). Loving grandfather of 19 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren and uncle to many nieces and nephews. Born in 1908, Ed spent his entire life in the Sault where his roots in the community run deep and wide. It was a life shaped by faith, family and music and each of these elements informed and strengthened the others. He met Genevieve, the love of his life, when she was 14 and he was 20. She was a pianist and he a tenor. Eventually, they married and for 50 years they were organist (Gen) and choirmaster (Ed), first at Blessed Sacrament Church and later at Precious Blood Cathedral, their music ministry profoundly reinforcing a life of faith. In those early years, Ed sang many roles in G&S productions staged by the operatic society and for a time had his own weekly radio show. Over the next four decades he was regularly called upon to emcee variety programs and fundraisers and to sing at weddings, funerals and civic events. He was a President of the Community Concert Association and helped found the Musical Comedy Guild in the 1960's. For 25 years, he worked at the Sault Star in a variety of positions and was instrumental in establishing the typographical union there. In the late 1940's, he joined Investors' Syndicate (later Investors' Group) and developed the company's first private group pension plan in Canada for the Sault Star's employees. While his six children were of school age, he served for a time as a separate school board trustee. In the 1960's and 70's with children educated, married and otherwise launched, Ed and Gen travelled abroad, visiting The Holy Land, Europe and the Caribbean. At home, Grampa delighted in a growing brood of grandchildren and had an inexhaustible supply of energy for playing 'horsey' or taking small charges down to the government dock to see the boats. In 1978, Ed was ordained a Deacon in the Church and regularly visited the sick in hospital to bring holy communion as well as baptizing grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great nephews and nieces. Last July as Ed and Gen celebrated 70 years of marriage in his hospital room, he raised a glass in gratitude for their many blessings. His sense of wonder and gratitude for the mystery and beauty in life was with him even then. The family wishes to thank Dr. F. Ianni and the staff and residents of the Great Northern Nursing Centre for their unfailing kindness and attentive care. Friends may call at the NORTHWOOD FUNERAL HOME on Monday, January 22nd from 6 to 9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Precious Blood Cathedral on Tuesday, January 23rd at 11 a.m. with Msgr. Victor Amadio officiating. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorial contributions made to Precious Blood Cathedral, Algoma Residential Community Hospice (A.R.C.H.) or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. www.northwoodfuneral.com. 'They are not dead who live in lives they leave behind. In those whom they have blessed, they live a life again.'
Sabrina Christine Cegnar
CEGNAR, Sabrina Christine - Passed away after a long battle with cancer, at Laurentian Hospital, Sudbury, on Tuesday, February 13, 2007, at the age of 30 years. Beloved daughter of Milan and Mirian. Sister of Tanya Santos and her husband Artemio and aunt of Ryver. Cherished girlfriend of Paul Clayton. She will also be missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends in Grimsby, Hamilton, Sudbury and Slovenija. Visitation at STONEHOUSE- WHITCOMB FUNERAL HOME, 11 Mountain Street, GRIMSBY (905-945-2755) on Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 pm, where Funeral Service will be held Saturday, February 17, 2007, at 1:30 pm. Cremation. If desired, memorial contributions to the Oncology Equipment Fund, Sudbury Region Hospital Foundation, 41 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, P3E 5J1, would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
Zakea (nee Jalbout) George
GEORGE, Zakea (nee Jalbout) - In loving memory of Zakea George (nee Jalbout) who passed away peacefully at the Sudbury Regional Hospital - St. Joseph's Health Centre at 5:15 a.m. at the blessed age of 103. Beloved wife of James George. Loving mother of Evelyn Bernice Raad and caring mother-in-law to George Raad Sr., all predeceased. Zakea George is survived by daughters Doris George and Eleanor George. Grandson George Raad and great granddaughter Rebecca Raad. She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Zakea was born in Lebanon and came to Canada in 1920 at the age of 17. She married James Elias George in 1923. Special thank you to Doris for her loyal and loving support and care of Zakea, also sincere appreciation to the Bayshore Nursing team for their excellent help. Resting at the JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME, 233 Larch St., Sudbury. Funeral Service in Church of the Epiphany, 85 Larch St., Sudbury, Tuesday, February 20th, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the family plot at the Hillcrest Cemetery, Parry Sound. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Fund or Manitoulin Sudbury Community Care Access Centre would be appreciated. (Friends may call 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Monday).
Alexander Edward Jacko
JACKO, Alexander Edward - In loving memory of Alexander Edward Jacko, 93 years, who passed away at the Wikwemikong Nursing Home on Friday, February 16th, 2007. Beloved husband of the late Blanche (nee Manitowabi), predeceased 1994. Loving father of Gary Manitowabi (Elizabeth predeceased), Marcel Jacko, Donald Jacko, Terrence Jacko (Judy), Mary Pheasant (Robert), Roland Jacko, James Jacko and Marilyn Jacko (John Cywink) all of Wikwemikong. Also survived by his special daughters Donna Debassige and Sheila George. Cherished grandfather of 29 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Jacob Jacko of Wiki. Predeceased by his parents Paul and Bernadine, two sons; Louis and Enoch and by 4 brothers and 1 sister. Alexander worked as an electronic technician for many years. He had many interests and hobbies, especially listening to classical music. Proud of his culture and heritage, he was also known to be a true gentleman who enjoyed poetry and the arts. Resting at his home, 33 Hills Trail, Wikwemikong. Funeral Mass at Holy Cross Mission Church, Wikwemikong, ON, on Monday, February 19th, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow at the Wikiwemikong Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alex Jacko Arts Bursary would be greatly appreciated. Friends may call at the family home after 2:00 p.m. Saturday. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the LOUGHEED FUNERAL HOME, Sudbury.