SMITH, Jean - Peacefully at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital on Thursday April 19th, 2007 in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Paul Squires Smith, and mother of the late David Smith. Dear sister of Hilda McLean and Paul McLean. Predeceased by her sisters Marion Grosul, Audrey McLean and Nora Smith. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the DONALD V. BROWN FUNERAL HOME, 36 Lake Ave Dr., Stoney Creek on Monday from 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday April 24th at 1 p.m. Interment Fifty Cemetery. In Jean's memory, donations to the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated by the family.
Carolyn Fulton (nee Chaplow) Waite
WAITE, Carolyn Fulton (nee Chaplow) 1918-2007 - With a deep sense of loss the family of Carolyn (Carrie) Waite announces her sudden passing on Thursday evening, April 19 at Caressant Care Nursing Facility, Bonnie Place, St. Thomas, Ontario. Youngest daughter of the late Frederick and Margaret Chaplow, Mrs. Waite was predeceased by her husband Douglas Charles Waite (1992). The last of her family, she was predeceased by her sisters, Helen; Elva (Mrs. Mark McCorvie); Gordon, William, Norman and John. She was the adored mother of Paul of St. Catharines, Carol (Gary Roberts) of Burlington and Margaret (Douglas Burgess) of Sarnia. Mrs. Waite was also much loved by her grandchildren Christopher and Jeffrey Roberts and Ken Burgess and Lauren (Aaron) Kilbreath. Her sister-in-law Elizabeth (John) Chaplow also survives as well as two nieces and four nephews. Mrs. Waite was a devoted sister, wife, parent and grandparent. She was the best friend and constant support to her beloved Douglas during his twelve years of illness. Until she was no longer able to drive, she took great pleasure in chauffeuring her lady friends of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas, to worship each Sunday. She had been a member of the Women's Missionary Society at Knox Chruch and of the River Road Women's Institute. Mrs. Waite was also a former member of the First Church of Christ Scientist. Friends will be received at the DANIEL KING FUNERAL HOME, 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas on Monday 7 to 9 p.m., then at Knox Presbyterian Church, 55 Hincks Street on Tuesday from 1 p.m until time of service in the chapel at the church at 2 p.m .Interment at St. Thomas Cemetery. Reception to follow at the church.
Helen Margaret Smith
SMITH, Helen Margaret - Peacefully at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Friday, April 20, 2007. Beloved wife of the late Donald Victor Smith (1998). Dear mother of James (Janet) of St. Catharines, Brian (Freda) of Welland, David (Margot) of Fenwick and Curtis (Judy) of Barrie. Cherished grandmother of Jason, Jamie, Jeffrey, Dean, Matthew, Leah, Erik and Cynthia. Special thank you to the wonderful staff at the Progressive Care Unit at the St. Catharines General Hospital for all their care and support. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers Helen's wish was for you to just take your nearest and dearest out for a nice meal. Arrangements entrusted to THE PATRICK J. DARTE FUNERAL CHAPEL (905-685-6584).
Anita Mary Garnett
Anita Mary Garnett (1929-2007) Anita Garnett, 77, of 15 Gale Crescent past away comfortably on April 5 2007, at the St. Catharines General Hospital, after a lengthy battle with lung disease. Born in Thunder Bay, Anita lived in St. Catharines with her first husband, Martin Zimmer, before moving to Niagara Falls, where she remarried Donald Garnett. She is survived by her only son, Marty Zimmer and family in Winnipeg, two brothers, Jim Bodner in St. Catharines, and Frank Hresko in Sault Ste. Marie. Anita was cremated and laid to rest in a private ceremony on April 10, 2007. Mom it seems like only yesterday we crossed the road together With my little hand in yours we faced the stormy weather We shared the laughter and the fun and sometimes there were tears But it was a comfort to know that you were always there to chase away my fears Mom you will be greatly missed but always remain in our hearts. Love Marty
Stanley Reuben DFC, B.Sc (Eng) Price
PRICE, Stanley Reuben DFC, B.Sc (Eng) - Stan Price died peacefully on April 19th, at the age of 84 years, surrounded by his family, beloved wife of 59 years, Janet, and children, Donald, Sheila and Marion. He will be missed by his daughter-in-law, Gillian Cooper, and grandchildren Jordan and Rachel Devenport, and Connor and Geordie Price. Stanley, DOB 13/02/23, was the only child of Ernest and Carrie Price of Sault Ste. Marie. After joining the RCAF in 1942, Stan completed a tour of 32 operations over Germany, as a navigator on Halifax bombers, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Stanley met Janet Yates in Glasgow on 04-04-44. In 1947 Janet emigrated to Canada and they were married on June 28th, 1947. Stan attended Queen's University in Kingston and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree (Civil Engineering) in 1948 and represented Queen's on basketball and tennis teams. During his early professional career, Stan was a municipal engineer with the Town of Weston and the cities of Belleville and Niagara Falls. He was President of the Ontario City Engineers Association and Vice President of the Ontario Building Officials Association and the Ontario Pollution Control Federation. In 1963 he was appointed City Manager of Saint John, NB. In 1971 Stan returned to Niagara Falls as City Manager for the next ten years. During this period, he was elected Vice President of the International City Managers' Association and President of the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators. In 1982, Stan relocated to Fredericton, NB, where he worked until his retirement in 1988. He then travelled to Indonesia and Venezuela on municipal consulting contracts for the next five years. Stan volunteered with a variety of organizations and was a member of Kiwanis International for more than 50 years, Lieutenant Governor for N.B. and President of the Niagara Falls and Saint John Kiwanis Clubs. He also volunteered with the: Air Force Association; Canadian Aviation Historical Society; United Way; Meals on Wheels; Library Board; Royal Canadian Legion #139; and the Family Council of Chelsey Park Streetsville Long Term Care Facility. Stan was a long-time member and Kirk of Session Member of Drummond Hill Presbyterian Church. A memorial service will be held on May 12, at 2:00 pm at Erindale Presbyterian Church, 1560 Dundas Street West, Mississauga, ON. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Stan's honour to the Kiwanis - UNICEF Children's' International Aids Education Project, c/o the Kiwanis Club of Fredericton, P.O. Box 1503, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5G2 or the Family Council of Chelsey Park Streetsville Long Term Care Facility, 1742 Bristol Road West, Mississauga, ON L5M 1X9.
BRETON, ROSE - passed away peacefully at the Welland County General Hospital on Saturday April 21, 2007 at the age of 77 years. Survived by her children Ron of Port Colborne, Armand (Carol) of Bowmanville, Ray (Linda) of Elliot Lake, Michelin of Welland, 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Rose is predeceased by her 2 brothers and 2 sisters. In following with Rose's wishes cremation will take place with a private family interment in Overholt Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of Mrs. Breton may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to the PORT COLBORNE CHAPEL of the DAVIDSON FUNERAL HOMES 135 Clarence St.
HUMPHRIES, Robert – of Welland, at the Welland County General Hospital, on Thursday, April 19, 2007 in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Arlene Humphries (nee, Isherwood). Loving father of Cyndie Buri (Dennis) of Port Colborne, Brad Humphries (Lori) of St. Catharines and Derek Humphries (Patricia) of Welland. Cherished grandfather of Andrea, Devon, Austin, Sierra and Kendra-Bobbi. Dear brother of Violet Needham of St. Catharines, June Butler of Virginia and Loretta Bassett of St. Catharines and brother-in-law of Yolande Humphries of St. Catharines and Dilwyn Isherwood of Welland. Lovingly remembered by Robin & Robby and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, William & Muriel Humphries and a brother Jim Humphries. Robert was employed at Blake's Mens Shop for some 30 years retiring in 1995. A private family service conducted by Rev. Glen Barrett was held at the H.L. CUDNEY FUNERAL HOME, 241 West Main Street, Welland. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Help A Child Smile would be greatly appreciated by the family. Special thanks to Dr. Arvinte and the nursing staff of the 6th floor of the Welland Hospital for their kindness and care of Bob and his family.
IRELAND, Jean - After a short but courageous battle with cancer, peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family on Friday, April 20th , 2007, at the age of 73. Beloved wife of George for 52 years. Loving mother of Geoffrey (Christine), Gillian Bulbeck (Bill), David (Karen) and Pamela Woods (Harry). Cherished grandmother of Lisa (fiancé Justin), Gemma, Jessica, Jonathan, Christopher and Jacqueline. Predeceased by her parents James and Emily Clynes, and her brother James Clynes. She will be forever remembered by many relatives and friends in England, Canada and Australia. Jean was born in Leeds, England in 1933 and remained there until she and George brought their three youngest children to Welland in 1974. Their eldest son followed shortly thereafter with his family. After lovingly raising all of her children, she eventually decided to put her compassionate and caring skills to further use by working as a homecare worker for the Red Cross, until her retirement in 1998. Upon retiring, Jean enjoyed spending her spare time reading, hosting and attending many family gatherings, her and her husband's daily “Timmy's” outings, and enjoying nature and the many birds and squirrels who visited her backyard on a daily basis. Jean touched the hearts and lives of everyone she met over the years, and will always be remembered for her laughter, smiles, singing and sheer joy she brought into everyone's lives. The family will receive friends at J.J. Patterson & Sons Funeral Residence 19 Young Street, Welland on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A Funeral Service to celebrate Jean's life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church on Tuesday at 11 o'clock. Cremation to follow. A private family interment service will be held at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens at a later date. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. on line memories and condolences at www.jjpatterson.ca As a memorial tribute, a tree will be planted in Memory Woods. A tree grows - memories live.
KONIG, Ralph - of Port Colborne, passed away at the Port Colborne Hospital on Sunday, April 22, 2007 in his 75th year. Ralph has lived in this area all his life. Predeceased by his wife Freda. Loving father of Ron (Rhonda), and Donna (Charlie). Loving grandpa of Melissa, Haley and Anthony. Brother of Arthur (Barbara), Harry (Helen), and sister Mary. Predeceased by Parents John and Mary Konig, brothers Louis, Danny, Jim, John, Frank, and Freddie, sisters Rose and Barbara. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 27, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bethel United Church. If so desired memorial donations may be made to the Hospital for Sick Children. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, Port Colborne. Online condolences available at armstrongfuneralhome.ca A Little Step Away To close the eye, to fall asleep, To draw a labored breath, To find release from daily cares In what we know as death. In this crowning of a life, The aim or end thereof ? The totaled sum of consciousness, The ripened fruit of love ? It cannot be, for works of God Are wrought for nobler ends, And those away continue on In the hearts of kin and friends. It cannot be, for they live on A little step away. The soul, the everlasting life, Has found a better day.. O.J. Hanson
LESSARD, Stafford - Passed away peacefully at the Port Colborne Hospital on Sunday April 22, 2007 in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Jamesina (Jaye) with whom he had shared 58 years of marriage. Cherished father of Bob Lessard (Arlene) of Port Colborne, Louise Anne of Toronto and Elaine Scriven (Bill) of Woodstock, Ontario. Much loved Grandpa of Brett and Chelsea Scriven, he will be sadly missed. Stafford was a kind and loving husband and father, a wonderful inspiration for his children and always knew how to make his grandchildren smile. He is the dear brother of Veronica Kelly (John) of Kingston and is survived by several nieces and nephews. Stafford was the son of the late Francis and Dora Lessard of Flinton, Ontario and was also predeceased by four brothers, Almonde, Clayton, Harold and Raymond and by a sister, Madeline. Stafford came to Port Colborne in 1941 and was employed at Inco for 36 years until his retirement in 1977. He was a veteran of World War II, having served overseas for several years and was a long-time member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 56. Friends and family are invited to visit at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 179 Clarence Street, Port Colborne on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Vigil prayers will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at St. John Bosco R.C. Church at 11:00 a.m. with Father David Spengler officiating. Rite of Committal will follow at Mount St. Joseph Cemetery, Port Colborne. If so desired memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Port Colborne Hospital Foundation.
BOYER, Joan of Stevensville passed away at the Port Colborne General Hospital on Monday April 16, 2007. Joan successfully owned and operated her Professional Accounting practice, Joan Boyer - FCGA for small to medium businesses including tax, estate planning, financial and management consulting since 1982, after obtaining her CGA designation. Her business continues to thrive. Joan served on the board of the CGA Association, Niagara Chapter and served on various committees and as Chairman for the 1984 -1985 term. She was appointed as auditor for the Niagara chapter of CGA for both 1994 and 1995. She also served as Chairman of the Niagara Housing Authority for 6 years between 1976 and 1984 with a mandate to provide affordable housing to low income earners and senior citizens. Joan was also involved with the Port Colborne - Wainfleet Economic Resource Centre, serving 1 year as director and 3 years as treasurer between 1986 and 1989. The mandate was to provide loans to viable small businesses in the community that were unable to obtain financing through traditional outlets. She was also involved in the Port Colborne Economic Development Commission from 1989 to 1991 with a mandate to increase development in the community, identifying a strategic plan for growth and published benefits to businesses for relocation. Joan also served on the Port Colborne General Hospital Foundation Board as treasurer, the mandate was to raise funds in the community to upgrade hospital equipment and build a palliative care unit. During her tenure, she successfully achieved both of these objectives. She served on the Port Colborne Hospital Board of Directors, elected as a director in June 1994 and as treasurer in 1996. The board is responsible for the operation of the hospital, finance and administration. Joan was also involved in fundraising for the Show Boat Theatre in Port Colborne. She also served 6 years on the Council of the Ontario College of Pharmacists between 1996 and 2002. Joan was the recipient of many awards - 1997 FCGA Designation, 1996 Certified General Accountants Association of Ontario - Life Membership, 1992 Employment and Immigration Canada - Recognition for outstanding volunteer contributions, 1989 Certified General Accountants Association of Ontario - Ontario Distinguished Service Award, 1987 Certified General Accountants Association of Ontario - Chapter Distinguished Service Award, 1984 Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing - Distinguished Award and in 1984 Ontario Housing Corporation - Good Citizenship Award for outstanding Contributions to social housing. Most importantly, Joan will be remembered as a trusted Friend, loving Grandmother, Mother and Wife. Loving wife of Henry “Hank“ Boyer, dear mother of Susan (Tom) Bruno of Welland and Jerry (Sharon) Boyer of Winona, cherished grandmother of Christine Bruno of Welland, Kelsey Boyer, Colin Boyer and Jordyn Rightmyer all of Winona, sister of Victor (Patricia) Simpson of Nanaimo, B.C., sister- in-law of Carol Boyer of Port Colborne and Fred (Ann) Boyer of Welland. In compliance with Joan's wishes, cremation will take place and there will be no visitation or service. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Juravinski Cancer Centre Foundation (Ovarian Cancer Fund) Funeral arrangements entrusted to the PORT COLBORNE CHAPEL of the DAVIDSON FUNERAL HOMES 135 Clarence St.
HATELY, George - On Sunday, April 22nd, 2007, just days after his 74th birthday. George slipped away from his Fonthill home to keep an all-important tee time in Heaven. Devoted husband of Pauline (a golf widow for 48 years). Beloved father of Kyle and his wife Vicky of Georgetown and Gayle Trotter of Fonthill. Proud grandfather of Kurtis, Jamie and Daniel. Dear step- grandfather of Amanda and Michael. Loved brother of Catherine Barr and Margaret & Edward Rogers. Fond brother-in-law of Carol Chayko, Jim Chayko and Allan & Denise Holowchuk. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Edward. George spent 43 years working at Ontario Paper Company, where he valued the friendship of his co- workers, many of whom still managed to keep in touch. George was an avid golfer who loved to hit the links along with his buddies from here and Florida.The family will receive friends at the HAMMOND FUNERAL HOME AND CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, April 26th at 11:00am. Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Thorold. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Juravinski Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family.
Ralph Gordon Logan
LOGAN, Ralph Gordon - At the Welland County General Hospital on Monday, April 23, 2007. Ralph Logan of Wainfleet, in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Rita (Marr) for 53 years. Dear father of Jean (Roger) Robert of Fenwick, Tom (Eleanor) Logan of Leduc, AB, and Ron Logan of Bracebridge. Loving grandfather of Dawn and Gail Logan, David, Steven and Julie Robert, and great- grandfather of Cody Logan. Predeceased by his parents John and Olive (Booker) Logan, sister Mary and three brothers, Keith, James and Donald. Ralph worked for the St. Lawrence Seaway for 28 years, retiring in 1994. He was a member of Niagara Antique Power, Wainfleet Historical Society and Marshville Heritage Festival. Family will receive friends at the Ballard-Minor Funeral Home, 315 Broad St. E., Dunnville, on Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service for Ralph will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, April 26, 2007, at 1:30 p.m. Interment Maple Lawn Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a Charity of choice, would be appreciated.