DAMIANO, Alfonso - It is with great sadness the family of Alfonso Damiano announce his passing on Monday, February 26, 2007 at the St. Catharines General Hospital-NHS in his 91st year. Dear beloved husband of the late Maria Grazia (DiSanto). Cherished father of Angela (Vincent) Evangelista and Libby (Sisto) Scappaticci. Loving Nonno of John (Sherry), Robert (Susan), Andrew (Margaret), David (Ines), Alana and Andrea. Loving Nonnino of Rose Marie, Grace, Sophia, Luke and Maria. Predeceased by his sisters Francesca, Incoronata, Matilda and his brothers John, Nick and Anthony. Alfonso was born in Guardia Lombardi, Avellino, Italy. He served in World War II and immigrated to Canada in February 26, 1952. Alfonso is resting at GEORGE DARTE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 585 Carlton Street, St. Catharines until Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Funeral Liturgy at St. Alfred's Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Visiting hours Tuesday from 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. Vigil prayers for Alfonso on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. In accordance to his wishes, cremation will follow the service with a private family inurnment at Victoria Lawn Cemetery at a later date. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Blood Services would be appreciated by the family. Special thanks to the staff of Henley House for their love and support for the past three and a half years
Russell Frederick Rychard
RYCHARD, Russell Frederick - Passed away peacefully at his residence, after a long courageous struggle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family on Monday February 26, 2007 at the age of 55. Cherished son of Agnes and the late Frederick Rychard. Beloved husband of Marie (Lafreniere-Hamerton) Rychard. Dearly loved father of James Rychard of Burlington and Angela Rychard of Niagara Falls and step-father of Jackie (David) Holditch of Welland, Mark (Kim) Hamerton and Stacey Hamerton of Niagara Falls. Dear step-grandfather of Sara and Alicia Hamerton, Alexandra and Jacob Holditch. Dear brother of Brian (Lorraine) Rychard. He will be sadly missed by many cousins, nieces, nephews, especially Michael and Chantal and friends. Friends are invited to call at the PATTERSON FUNERAL HOME, 6062 Main St. visiting Tuesday 2-4 pm , 7-9 pm and Wednesday 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. A Funeral Service in celebration of his life will be held on Thursday at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Cremation will follow with interment at a later date in Pleasantview Memorial Gardens, Fonthill. In memory of Russell donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated by his family.
D. John Frank Goertzen
GOERTZEN, D. John Frank - Of Vineland, beloved husband of Lena Goertzen, was embraced by his Saviour, peacefully, in his sleep, March 1, 2007, in his 79th year. Married in Vineland to his sweetheart Lena, for almost 56 years. John is the father of Nick and Dorothy Hamm, Don and Wendy Goertzen, Ken and Marie Goertzen, and Cliff and Carolyn Odell. He is the grandfather of Jen and Scott Konkle, Jeremy and Jess Hamm, Andrea Goertzen, Kyle Goertzen, Jesse Goertzen, Angela Goertzen, Becky Odell, Ron Odell. He is the great grandfather of Eben Konkle and Sofia and Nicholas Reimer Hamm. He is also the brother of Frank Goertzen, BC, Ed and Nancy Goertzen, Oshawa, Peter and Hilda Peters, Elsie Loveman, Vic and Doreen Goertzen and Kay Gortson, Vineland. Brother in law of Jake and Frieda Friesen, Frank and Tina Goertzen, Susie Friesen, Walt and Lil Friesen, Henry and Justina Cornies. Predeceased by his parents, Frank and Maria Goertzen, and oldest brother Ernie Gortson. Uncle Johnny was also loved by many, many nieces and nephews, cousins and a large circle of friends. John worked for 35 years at General Motors, and was retired 22 years March 1st. He enjoyed his retirement years living up north in Sundridge for several years before moving back to Niagara to be close to family. His passion was music and sharing this gift with others was a source of great joy. He was part of the early movement bringing Bluegrass music to this area and was known for his love of singing and playing for others. In these later years, he and Lena provided the music for services in many area senior homes and ministered faithfully. His love of both people and music shone through all that he did. His enthusiastic approach to life was encouraging to everyone he met. Singing in the Niagara Community Male Chorus, playing with the Reeds, early days with the Original Lincoln County Peachpickers, right up to most recently sharing the stage with his grandson in concert. He was an inspiration to many. Having a special relationship with each grandchild was especially important to him. He was a member of Vineland United Mennonite Church since 1949 and worshipped there faithfully. The family will receive friends at the VINELAND CHAPEL of the TALLMAN FUNERAL HOMES, 3277 King St. on Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-8:30 pm. Funeral Service will be held at the Vineland United Mennonite Church on Monday, March 5th at 1:30 pm. Memorial donations to Gideon Bibles or the charity of your choice will be appreciated by the family.
Dr. John Fergus Grehan
GREHAN, Dr. John Fergus - After a brief illness on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at St. Catharines General Hospital. Beloved husband of Rita. Loving father of Frances and Keith Walsh, Dermot and Deanna, Eileen and Brian Freel, Patrick, dear grandpa of Keith Jr., Maureen, Julie, Dillon, Claire, Shea and Leah. Dr. Grehan was a General Practitioner for 45 years in St. Catharines and a longtime Rotarian. Cremation has taken place. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated in St. Denis Church on Friday at 10:00 a.m. Interment in Pleasantview Memorial Gardens will take place at a later date. Memorial Remembrances can be made to a charity of your choice.
Rolande Patricia Marie-Anne Walsh
WALSH, Rolande Patricia Marie-Anne - After a lengthy illness, at the St.Catharines General Hospital on Monday, February 26, 2007, Rolande Walsh, aged 83 years. Predeceased by her husband and soul mate for 50 years, the late Gerry Walsh (January 1, 1996). Dear mother of Gerry and his wife Pat of Ottawa, Bryan and his wife Jill of Calgary, Karen and her husband Peter Twardawa of Beamsville, Bob and his wife Michelle of Edmonton, Steve and his wife Chantale of Beamsville. Also survived by grandchildren Mark Walsh and his wife Jen , Ryan Walsh, Karla Walsh, Jason Twardawa and wife Lyndsay Blain and Trevor Twardawa and his wife Siobhan Lazeo, Christopher and Brittany Walsh, Ashley and Bryce Walsh and great grandson Jackson Walsh. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Helen's Church, 4156 Maple Grove Road, Vineland on Friday, March 2nd at 10 am. If desired memorial donations may be made to West Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation or the United Mennonite Home. Special thanks to Myrna White, Dr. R. Ireland, Eleanor Hall, Toni and Mary Macri, John and Nancy Thompson, Marie and Ted Gayowski, Diana Julien and the nurses at the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital and United Mennonite Home for all their help and support. Arrangements through VINELAND CHAPEL of the TALLMAN FUNERAL HOMES.
WILLS, Richard “Dick” Brenchley – Of Welland, at the Welland County General Hospital on Wednesday, February 28, 2007, in his 79th year. Cherished husband, for 43 years, to Lois, nee Russell. Beloved father of Susan Napper (Jeff) of Welland and David Wills (Dina) of Toronto. Loved grandfather of Raymond & Todd Napper and Matthew & Simon Wills. Dearest brother of Tom Wills (Claire) of Avon, Connecticut and Mary Locke (Reginald) of Kingston. Also survived by a number of nieces & nephews. Predeceased by his parents Harry & Mayme Wills. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Mr. Wills came to Canada in 1940 and Welland in 1964. He was a chartered accountant for some 50 years retiring in 1994. Mr. Wills was a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Club of Welland, a former Board member of the Welland Hospital Foundation, a member & Trustee of Wesley United Church and a former Commander of the Port Colborne Power & Sail Squadron. Mr. Wills had a great love of sailing which would find him in his spare time sailing “Practically Moving” and then “Rag Bag” on the Great Lakes or The North Channel as well as in the British Virgin Islands. Friends are invited to visit the family on Friday, March 2nd from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the H. L. CUDNEY FUNERAL HOME, 241 West Main Street, Welland. Reverend Kim Wright will conduct a memorial service at Wesley United Church, 244 First Avenue, Welland on Saturday, March 3rd at 1:00 p.m. followed by a reception at Wesley-Robins. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Welland Hospital Foundation, 65 Third Street, Welland, L3B 4W6 or Wesley United Church, 244 First Avenue, Welland, L3C 1Y8, would be deeply appreciated by the Wills family.
Stefan Bezkorowajnyj - In Memoriam
BEZKOROWAJNYJ, Stefan - In loving memory of my Dear Husband, Father, Grandfather & Great-Grandfather who passed away 6 years ago on March 10, 2001. God saw you getting tired when a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around you and whispered "Come to me". With tearful eyes I held you in my arms and watched you slip away. Although we loved you deeply, we could not make you stay. Your golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. We miss you more than tears or words can say. Sleep in peace until we meet again. We love and miss you. We will meet again. Always loved by your wife Nina, children, grandchildren, great grandchild & families
Jeanne D'Arc Silvia Lauzon
LAUZON, Jeanne D'Arc Silvia - Peacefully at Teck Pioneer Residence on Saturday, March 3, 2007 in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Lionel. Dearly loved mother of Jeannine Crowther and Lionel & his wife Pauline. Fondly remembered by her 5 grandchildren - Robbie Crowther, Angie Crowther, Jamie Crowther & his wife Lisa, André Lauzon & his wife Debbie and Sean Lauzon & his wife Dora and by her 8 great- grandchildren - Caroline, Marlie, Alex, Austin, Travis, Victoria,Vanessa and Julianna. Survived by her three sisters Blanche Carluccio, Rita Presse and Toni Howerton. Predeceased by 5 of her siblings - Henry, Pat, Roy, Lena and Shirley Ann. Sadly missed by her loyal friend Bailey. In respect of Jeanne's wishes, cremation has taken place. Jeanne will be laid to rest in the spring with her husband at Kirkland Lake Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Teck Pioneer Residence (145A Government Road East, Postal Bag 3800, Kirkland Lake, Ontario P2N 3P4) and would be greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to MONETTE & FRENCH FUNERAL HOME, 450 Government Road, Kirkland Lake, 705-567-3565.
Alcide Legros - In Memoriam
LEGROS, Alcide - In loving memory of Alcide Legros who passed away at the Temiskaming Hospital on March 2, 2007 at the age of 93 years. Beloved husband of late Eva Legros née Breault. Loving father of Alice and her husband Omer Arsenault and Robert and his wife Rose Legros. Dear grandfather of Allan and his wife Julie Legros, Richard and his wife Michelle Arsenault, Anne Legros and Nicole Arsenault and her husband Dave. Also left to mourn his great grandchildren Samantha, Jordan, Brianna and Cole. The family of the late Alcide Legros will receive friends at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Tuesday, March 6, 2007 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at 11 am from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in New Liskeard. Father Richard Ngoy officiating. If desired, donations to the Temiskaming Hospital Cat Scan Fund of the Northdale Manor will be appreciated.
Mildred Francis MacDonald
MacDONALD, Mildred Francis - Peacefully at Extendicare Kirkland Lake on Friday, March 2, 2007 in her 98th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Maurice. Survived by her daughter Clarice McDonald. Predeceased by her son-in-law Bob McDonald. Sadly missed by her 4 grandchildren - Nancy McDonald & her husband Jim Backhouse, Laurie Carlson & her husband David, Bruce McDonald & his wife Joanne and Gordon McDonald & his wife Monique. Fondly remembered by her 4 great-grandchildren - Alexandra, Dana, Bronson and Andrea. Survived by her brother Clifford Roberts and two sisters Veronica Curran & Dorothy Goodfellow. Predeceased by 9 of her siblings - Warrick Roberts, Joseph Roberts, George Roberts, Eric Roberts, Harold Roberts, Ethel Latter, Mageline Bedard, Lillian Roberts, and Josephine Stevenson. In respect of Mildred's wishes, cremation has taken place. Mildred will be laid to rest in the spring with her husband at Kirkland Lake Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Society, Ontario Division (10 Elm Street, Suite 202, Sudbury, Ontario P3C 5M3) or to the Charity of Your Choice and would be greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to MONETTE & FRENCH FUNERAL HOME, 450 Government Road, Kirkland Lake, 705-567- 3565.
Roy Evald Backstrom
BACKSTROM, Roy Evald - Peacefully at Teck Pioneer Residence on Monday, March 5, 2007 in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Norma. Dear father of Kim McKenzie of Timmins. Predeceased by his son Kerry. Much loved grandfather of Dana McKenzie and Clint McKenzie. Predeceased by his parents, Albin & Esther. Sadly missed by his brother Ralph & his wife Janet and by his in-laws - Albert & Elinor James and Norman Kant. Roy will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, friends and relatives. Visitation will be held at the MONETTE & FRENCH FUNERAL HOME (450 Government Road, Kirkland Lake 705-567-3565) on Thursday, March 8, 2007 from 10:30 a.m. until Service Time at 12:00 noon. Roy will be laid to rest in the spring beside his son at Kirkland Lake Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association (P.O. Box 1024, 22B Duncan Avenue, Kirkland Lake P2N 3L1) and would be greatly appreciated by the family.
John Bodick, Jr. - In Memoriam
BODICK, John, Jr. (May 26, 1953 - March 8, 2005) - In Loving Memory. His Journey''s Just Begun Don''t think of him as gone away his journey has just begun. Life holds many facets, the Earth is only one. Just think of him as resting from the sorrows and the tears in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days and years. Think how he must be wishing that he could know today how nothing but our sadness can really pass away. And think of him as living in the hearts of those he touched. For nothing loved is ever lost, And he was loved so much. Sadly missed by sister, Mom and family
Hunter Ducharme - In Memoriam
DUCHARME, Hunter - In loving memory or our "little Angel" Hunter Hal Arthur Ducharme who flew to heaven March 7, 2002 God saw you getting tired, when a cure was not to be So he closed his arms around you and whispered "Come to me" In tears we saw you sinking, we watched you fade away. Our hearts were truly broken You fought so hard to stay. But when we saw you sleeping, peacefully and free from pain, we could not wish you back to suffer that again. So keep your arms around him Lord, and give him special care. Make up for all he suffered, that seemed to be unfair. So many times we''ve cried, if our love could have saved you, you would have never died. It still hurts everyday knowing you''re not here with us! We miss & love you so much!! Until we meet again!! Mommy, Daddy, Jessie & Noah xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Bruce Fry - In Memoriam
FRY, Bruce - In loving memory of a Dear Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather Bruce Fry who passed away March 10, 2006 If remembrance brings you closer, Then you never went away. For thoughts of you are with us, Each and every day. There will always be heartache, And those often silent tears, But there are always precious memories, Of the days when you were here. You are held close within our hearts, And there you will remain, To be with us throughout our lives, Until we meet again. Sadly missed and always remembered by his loving wife Marjorie, children Susan (Randy) and Steven (Kathy), grandchildren Chris (Brooke), Kara (Josh), Krysta and Corey great-grandchildren Emma and Nathan
GayeLynn Miller - In Memoriam
MILLER, GayeLynn - In loving memory of a Dear Daughter, Sister and Aunt who left us on March 15, 2001. Just when your life was brightest, Just when you years were best. You were called from this world of sorrow, To a home of eternal rest. Always loved and remembered by Dad, Tracey, Robert Jr., Joanne, Trevor and Brent
Mary Shelestynsky - In Memoriam
SHELESTYNSKY, Mary - In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother who passed away on March 10, 2001. We often think of days gone by, When we were all together. A shadow o''er our lives has cast, Our loved one''s gone forever. Lovingly remembered by daughter Lydia, son-in-law Wayne & families
Ranald Smith - In Memoriam
SMITH, Ranald - In loving memory of Mr. Randy Smith of Englehart who passed away at the Englehart & District Hospital, on Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at the age of 76. Predeceased by his wife Bette. He is survived by his 6 nieces, 1 nephew, 1 sister- in-law and 1 brother-in-law. The family of the late Mr. Randy Smith will receive friends at the McDonald Funeral Home, Englehart, Saturday, March 10, 2007 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. A celebration of life Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 a.m. In memory contributions to Camp Quality will be greatly appreciated by the family.
BABIN, Krystle Lynn – It is with deep sadness her family announces the passing of Krystle, at her residence, on Wednesday September 27, 2006 in her 21st year. Dearly loved daughter of Cindy Clare and Brian Babin, sister of Brittany Babin and nephew Donavin. Lovingly remembered by “Grandpa” John Clare (Ginny) and step grandfather Raymond Ladouceur. Predeceased by her grandparents June Clare and Gerald and Laura Babin. Also surviving are uncles Mark Clare (Lisa), Kevin Clare (Joanna), Raymond Ladouceur (Sue) and Shawn Babin and aunts Tonya Williams (Tom) and Andrea Spiridi (Tony), along with several great aunts, uncles and cousins. Krystle graduated from Centennial High School and had worked at Tim Horton's ( St. Charles Plaza ). She was most recently employed by Convergy's Ltd. The family will receive friends at the H.L. CUDNEY FUNERAL HOME, 241 West Main Street, Welland on Monday, October 2, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Reverend George Schmidt will conduct a funeral service in the Cudney Chapel on Tuesday October 3, 2006 at 11 a.m. with interment to follow at Fonthill Cemetery . As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Tim Horton's Children's Foundation would be deeply appreciated by the family.