Mary Estelle Foran
FORAN, Mary Estelle - Peacefully in Hamilton, on May 2, in her 74th year. Survied by her brothers Gerald Foran and Stan (Barb) Foran all of St. Catharines and sister-in-law Mrs. Margaret Foran of Hamilton. Loving Aunt to Nancy (Scott) Harris and Deborah (Colin) Eller. Devoted Great-Aunt to Rebecca (Phil) Topa, Alexandra (Mike) Bunn and her purple angel, "Cupcake" Elizabeth Harris. Also survived by many other nieces and nephews and her caring and devoted friend Mike Kernick of Hamilton. Predeceased by her parents Thomas and Bridgete Foran, eight brothers and sisters and sister-in-law Dorothy Foran. Auntie Estelle never lost her sense of humour or her willpower throughout this past difficult year. Cremation has taken place. A private memorial will be held.
KRAKALOVICH, Kathleen - In her 83rd year, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, May 6th, 2007 in St. Catharines. Loving mother to Walter (Lucy), Lovie Hynes, Gary (Debbie) and Melanie (Arie) Schipper. Predeceased by her loving daughter, Janie McCleary and by her grandson Will McCleary. A wonderful and caring Baba to Judy, Michael, Bryan, Debbie, Jane, Zachary, Evan and Hannah. A great grandmother to Tyler, Sarah, Maya and Lena. Dear sister-in-law to Natalie (Don) Pikula. Loving sister of Mary, dear friend of Bonnie (Wim) and dear aunt of Dan Foster. Will be dearly missed by many relatives and friends. Kathleen worked for 25 years at Niagara Frontier Caterers and provided a loving homestead for her family and friends in the same home for 55 years. Kathleen is resting at the GEORGE DARTE FUNERAL HOME, 585 Carlton Street in St. Catharines with visitation on Tuesday May 8th from 2-4 pm. and from 7-9 pm. A service to celebrate Kathleen's life will be held on Wednesday May 9th at 11:00 am. in the George Darte Chapel. Interment to follow at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens in Fonthill. Donations may be made in Kathleen's honor to The Canadian Diabetes Association.
SCHOCK, John - Passed away suddenly on Saturday May 5, 2007 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital at the age of 86. Loving husband of Mary for 61 years. Dear father of Sandra (John) Redman of Jordan Station, Beverley (Tom) Agretto of Niagara Falls and David (Linda) Schock of Oakville. Cherished grandfather of Sara Wallace (Peter Tregunno) of Ottawa, Amanda Wallace of Seoul, Korea, Lynne Redman (Chuck McAllister) of Pavilion, New York, Jimmy (Jamie) Agretto of Niagara Falls, Ryan and Cameron Schock of St. Catharines and Felicia and Jasmin Aphayvong of Oakville. Great-Grandfather of Kia-Lynn Agretto of Niagara Falls. John is survived by his siblings Martha (Cooney) Heimbigner of Rosthern, Saskatchewan, Emma Lesser of Toronto and Harry (Midge) Schock of Niagara Falls. Brother-in-law of Bob (Iris) Falk of Victoria, British Columbia. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Also predeceased by sisters Elizabeth Tarala, Louise Heimbigner, Leah Myers, Rachael Wright, Sarah Vannot and brother Alex Schock. John was born in Waldhiem, Saskatchewan and moved to Ontario in 1947. He was employed with Public Works Canada. He was a longtime standing member of German Village serving on the board for over 20 years and a dedicated member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church since 1948 serving on church council and numerous committees and was a deacon of the church. He was also a founding board member of Lutheran Homes Niagara. John and Mary enjoyed dancing at the German Village on Saturday evenings and also square danced with Rainbow Squares for 35 years and were also involved with senior citizen groups in Niagara Falls and St. Catharines. In there retirement John and Mary traveled extensively with family and friends. Cremation has taken place. John's family will receive friends at the MORSE & SON CHAPEL of the MORGAN FUNERAL HOMES 5917 Main Street, on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate John's life will be held at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock with Pastor Dean Willich presiding. A private family interment will follow at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens. For those who wish donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Andre Watier - In Memoriam
WATIER, Andre - In loving memory of a dear husband, father, son-in-law, who passed away two years ago, May 8, 2005. It's lonely here without you, We miss you more each day, For life is not the same for us Since you were called away They say time heals all sorrow And helps us to forget But time so far has only proved How much we miss you yet But when we are sad and lonely And everything goes wrong We seem to hear your whisper Cheer up and carry on Each time we see your picture You seem to smile and say I am only sleeping family We'll meet again someday Sadly missed, forever loved, Sandy, Michele and Alice.
Raymond Amadee (Radio Ray) Aarssen
AARSSEN, Raymond Amadee (Radio Ray) - Peacefully, on May 6, 2007 at approx. 6:45 p.m., with dignity and grace, Raymond Amadee Aarssen (Radio Ray) passed away at home surrounded by his loving family. God called Ray after a courageous eight-year battle with cancer. Now reunited in heaven with his parents, the late Desere (1998) and Izola (1940), he is survived by step-mother Jean and his loving wife of 51 years, Janice, both of Wallaceburg. Ray was the loving and treasured father of Kimberly and Dan Lewis of Chatham, Mark and Francine Aarssen of Wallaceburg, Jeffrey and Sally Aarssen of London, Holly and Kevin McAllister of Ohio, Peter and Shelley Aarssen of Wyoming, ON. Proud grandfather of Alicia, Kathryn and John Roberts, Audrey, Joshua, Scott, Andrea, Nicole, Brady, Shaylin, Danielle and Levi Aarssen and Meghan McAllister. Brother of William and Shirley Aarssen of Wallaceburg, Johanna Dawdy of Chatham, Sally and Gary Lucier of Wallaceburg, Art and Rose Aarssen of Moncton and Robert Aarssen and Karen Turner of Wallaceburg. Brother in law of Marcia and David Scafuri of Pinehurst, North Carolina. Ray also leaves numerous nieces and nephews as well as his treasured Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Sweet Pea. Ray held a total commitment to his faith, his family, his friends and his community. As a powerfully positive person, Ray volunteered, was appointed, and elected to many of Wallaceburg's sport and business organizations. His work life began at Dominion Glass and led to other roles in industry, manufacturing and business. In the 1960's Ray enjoyed outstanding success in sales with Manufacturer's Life. Established in sales excellence he brought his skills to C.F.C.O. Radio enjoying a 39- year career. Always looking for challenges, Ray expanded his sales career to include Real Estate beginning in 1975 working both careers simultaneously, most recently as an agent for Riversite Realty of Wallaceburg. Ray worked with tireless dedication and enthusiasm in countless community organizations that helped realize his vision for the future of his beloved Wallaceburg. A 12-year general manager of the Wallaceburg Chamber of Commerce, Ray also contributed to the Wallaceburg Planning Board, the Rotary Club, the Sertoma Club and as past president of the C.B.D. Club, the Kent County Tourist Committee and was a founding member of the Wallaceburg Horticultural Society. An avid athlete, Ray's love of baseball, hockey and golf left little time for his passion for gardening. Defenceman for the Wallaceburg Hornets and their Old-timers team until the age of 62, Ray enjoyed every aspect of the game. A player, coach, trainer, umpire, referee and an official scout for the Baltimore Orioles Baseball team, Ray gave everything within him in his pursuit of athletics. His recent induction into the Wallaceburg Sports Hall of Fame in the Master Classic Category in January 2007 was a fitting tribute to Ray's life of service. Radio Ray was blessed with the gift of song. His love of music was always appreciated at his home parish, Sacred Heart, and at every family gathering. Ray's strong, indomitable spirit has etched a path for others to emulate. Heartfelt and profound thanks are extended by the entire family to Dr. Bob Mayo and Bayshore nurses Christine Collins, Lisa Regan and Astrid Greene for the exemplary medical care and personal attention that exceeded the call of their professions. Friends may call at the HAYCOCK-CAVANAGH FUNERAL HOME, 409 Nelson Street, in Wallaceburg from 7-9 PM Tuesday and 2-4 & 7-9 PM Wednesday. Parish Prayers at 9 PM Wednesday. The Funeral Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at Our Lady Help of Christians Church on Thursday, May 10 at 10 AM. The interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery. If desired, remembrances to the London Regional Cancer Centre may be left at the funeral home 519.627.3231.
Robert Dale McLeod
MCLEOD, Robert Dale - 46 years, passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 6, 2007 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband of Cheryl White. Dear father of Jason McLeod, Rebecca McLeod, Tracey White and Dan Buston and Matthew White. Loving grandfather of Ryan, Ashley and Amber. Dear son of Margery and the late Dwayne McLeod. Dear brother of Randy McLeod and Jacqueline Lauzon and Michelle McLeod. Dear uncle of Randilynn, Amanda, Cassie and Stephan. Visiting at Meadow Brook Fellowship, 219 Talbot Steet East, Leamington on Thursday, May 10, 2007 from 9 a.m. until time of the Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Rev. Henry Regier officiating. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Meadow Brook Fellowship by contacting the REID FUNERAL HOME, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631).
ALLEN, Ernest - Passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 5, 2007 at Rapelje Lodge at the age of 84. Loving husband of Marilyn. Dear father of Diane Longhouse (John Wetherup) and Mike (Kim) Allen. Cherished grandfather of Carolyn Marceniuk, Richard, David, Christopher and Jeff. Survived by his sisters Jean Kitchen and Elva Elliott. The family will receive friends at J.J. Patterson & Sons Funeral Residence 19 Young Street, Welland on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m., where a Memorial Service will be conducted by Pastor Louise Aikman on Thursday at 1 p.m. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society. As a memorial tribute, a tree will be planted in Memory Woods. A tree grows – memories live.
BAKER, Christopher - Of Wilson, New York formerly of St. Catharines, Ontario died Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007 at age 40 years. Beloved son of Lynne and Bill McDonald. Father of Quinn and Keenan. Husband of the late Sonya (Bryant) Baker. Grandson of Mary Eley, Jean McDonald and the late Josh Eley. Nephew of Jeff and Barb Eley, Linda MacDonald and cousin of Jayson McDonald. Brother-in-law of Lorraine (Bruce) McGhee and Sue (Jeff) Smith. Also survived by his friend and companion Wendy (Turteon) and her children Crystal and Kelsey, and Quinn and Keenan's loving grandparents Stu and Pam Bryant and friends Polly and Laurie Redenz as well as many other friends and relatives in New York State and Ontario. There will be no prior visitation. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, a trust fund will be set up in St. Catharines for the future education of Quinn and Keenan Baker. Those memorials may be payable to Lynne or William McDonald in care of TD Canada Trust Lakeshore and Lake Street, St. Catharines, Ontario. Arrangements by the HARDISON FUNERAL HOMES, 3648 Ransomville Road, Ransomville, New York.
Joseph Glen "Joe” Clark
CLARK, Joseph Glen "Joe” - Died suddenly at his home on Saturday, May 5, 2007 in his 41st year. Loving father of Melissa Clark of Niagara Falls; dear son of Annie and her husband Alfred Carey of Nova Scotia and the late John Clark; dear brother of Alex Clark and Sherry and her husband Glenn Alderson all of St. Catharines; uncle of Monique Clark and Maranda Alderson. Joe will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends. The family will receive friends at the HULSE & ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 75 Church Street (905-684-6346) on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. Vigil for Joe will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Church, 31 Chestnut Street East on Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 10 a.m. "In God We Trust”
Swansea (Zwaantje) "Oma" Fluit
FLUIT, Swansea (Zwaantje) "Oma" - Taken peacefully to be with her Lord on Sunday, May 6, 2007 in her 78th year. Beloved wife of Gerry for 53 years; dearly loved mother of Lou and Lori, Marcia and Wayne, Andy and Brenda, Rob and Donna. Special Oma to Phil, Jacqueline, Chris, Nicole, Kelsey, David, Janine and Shawn, Sarah, Mark, Tanya, Sabrina, Blake, and great-granddaughter Kayla. Also leaves behind sisters and brothers in Canada and Holland. The family will receive friends at Covenant Christian Reformed Church, 278 Parnell Road on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the church on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. Interment in Pleasantview Memorial Gardens. If desired, donations to the Friendship Group of Covenant Christian Reformed Church would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the HULSE & ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 75 Church Street (905-684-6346).
Cecilia Ann Grajeda
GRAJEDA, Cecilia Ann - Peacefully on Saturday May 5, 2007 at the St. Catharines General Hospital. Cecilia, beloved wife of the late Richard Grajeda. Loving mother of Mark Bale. Survived by her sister Margaret Przedborski, and brother John Rusnak. Predeceased by her sister Marion Rusnak. She will be remembered by her niece Cheryl Chiarelli and nephew Glen Burgess. At Mrs. Grajeda's request cremation has taken place and a private family interment will be held. Arrangements entrusted to PASSFIELD MORTUARY SERVICES (905)682-0474.
C. Lawrence "Larry" Lowe
LOWE, C. Lawrence "Larry" - Suddenly passed away at home on Monday, May 7, 2007. Beloved husband of Jane for 36 years; dear father of David and his wife Tina, Michael and his wife Adrienne. Survived by his mother Alma Lowe (the late Cam) and by his siblings Traphene, Colleen (Frank), Paul (Debbie). Will be lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the HULSE & ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 75 Church Street (905-684-6346) on Wednesday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 1 p.m. Burial to take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Wladyslaw (Walter) Maronski
MARONSKI, Wladyslaw (Walter) - Passed away peacefully on May 7, 2007 at the Meadows of Dorchester in his 87th year. Beloved husband of the late Naile (nee Setarowa). Loving father of Helen, Jeanine, Sandra, Walter (Mary Rose), Irene (Garry) and Christine. He will be dearly missed by his grandchildren John, Joanne, Jim, Christine, Niko, Mikey and by his great- grandchildren Sonia, Erika, Milena, Damian and Hailey. Survived by many relatives in Poland. Wladyslaw was born in Poland and emigrated to Canada in 1950 after surviving the labour camps of WW II. He was employed by INCO as an electrician for over 30 years. Fluent in many languages, Walter enjoyed family gatherings, fishing and spending time with his dogs. The Maronski family will receive friends at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 179 Clarence Street, Port Colborne on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Vigil will be held on Wednesday 3:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, May 10, 2007 at St. Therese of Lisieux R.C. Church (379 Fares St., Port Colborne) at 11:00 a.m. with Father Bill Derousie as celebrant. Cremation will follow. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society.
Glenna E. (York) McAlear
McALEAR, Glenna E. (York) - After a courageous battle with her loving family at her side, on Saturday, May 5th, 2007 at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital, in her 78th year. Beloved wife of Len for 23 years. Loving mother of Larry (Myra) York, Linda (Dennis) Sacco and Leona Smith. Beloved Nana of Jim (Julie Ann), Virginia (Shane), Jeffery, Rachel, Jana and Patrick. Great grandmother of Teige and Steven. Glenna was a longtime and active member of the Thorold Seniors. Special thanks to the 2 East Nursing Staff at Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital for their care. The family will receive friends at the HAMMOND FUNERAL HOME AND CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, May 9th at 11:00 am. Cremation to follow. If so desired, donations to the Help A Child Smile or Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital (Healing Garden) would be appreciated by the family.
RICHARDS, Paul - On Wednesday, April 25, 2007 in his 61st year. Predeceased by his father Thomas Richards and step mother Rita. Will be deeply missed by dear friend Bev Edwardson of St. Catharines. Cremation has taken place with interment to follow at Victoria Lawn Cemetery with his family on Friday, May 11, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. A gathering in memory of Paul will take place at STOP 55 BAR & GRILL, 55 St. Paul St. W. on Thursday, May 10, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. PATRICK J. DARTE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 39 Court St., St. Catharines.
William Roy Bennett
BENNETT, William Roy - Born May 9, 1944 to Roy (1995) and Ruth (Pollock) Bennett (2003). Loving husband of the late Cathy Butler Holthof Bennett (2003). Father to William of London, ON and Richard of St. John's, NFLD. Passed away in his motor-home in Quartsite, Arizona on January 30, 2007. Sadly missed by sister Mary and Cec Massender.
Vittoria (nee Spadafora) McCann
McCANN, Vittoria (nee Spadafora) - 41 years. Died on May 7, 2007 at Windsor Regional Hospital, Metropolitan Campus. Beloved wife of Kevin. Loving mother of Brendan. Beloved daughter of Ida (nee Filice) and Domenico Spadafora and daughter-in-law to Jo-Anne and Ray McCann. Dear sister of Sam Spadafora and his wife Susie, Frank Spadafora, Rosa Iuliano and her husband Carlo and sister-in- law to Terri McCann and Sean Furniss. Dear aunt of Serena, Siera, Chelsie, Ida and Rosa. Vittoria was a vice principal and teacher with the St. Clair & District Catholic School Board, a devoted hockey & soccer mom and a former minor soccer coach. In kindness, memorial donations made to the Hospice of Windsor and Essex County would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. The Family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Lori and Denise of C.C.A.C., friend Gerri Brown, Dr. Dolores Sicheri, Dr. Julie Bilibajkich, Maggie Genna and the Nurses of Metropolitan Palliative Care Unit for their care and compassion. Visiting on Thursday 2-5; 7-9 p.m. with parish prayers on Thursday 8 p.m. Funeral on Friday, May 11, 2007 at 10 a.m. from MELADY FUNERAL HOME, 572 Notre Dame Street, Belle River, Ontario (519-728- 1500) then to St. Simon & St. Jude Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Entombment in Heavenly Rest Cemetery. A tree will be planted in memory of Vittoria McCann in the Melady Heritage Forest. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 30, 2007. All are welcome.
SNOW, Gloria - A resident of Chatham, Gloria Snow passed away at her home on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 at the age of 54. Born in Chatham, beloved daughter of Mildred Cummings and her husband Floyd of Chatham, and the late Edward (Ted) Stoner (1971). Loving wife of James (Jim) Snow for 13 years. Dear mother of Edward Hicks and his fiancée Angela Meilleur of Chatham, and Jennifer (Hicks) Walsh of Chatham. Grandmother of Adam and Corey Hicks. Sister of Diane and Dennis Tatchell of Pain Court, and Allan and Judy Stoner of Chatham. Aunt of Todd O'Brien, Ben Stoner, and Lisa Stoner all of Chatham. Gloria will also be remembered by Brian Hicks of Chatham. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Saturday, May 12, 2007 from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. Funeral Service will immediately follow from the Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. David Tatsu officiating. Cremation with interment in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations by cheque to the London Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated. MCKINLAY FUNERAL HOME 459 St. Clair Street Chatham, Ontario 519-351-2040
STEFINA, Frank - Of R.R.#5 Blenheim passed away suddenly Monday May 7, 2007 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. He was born in Slovakia 72 years ago, son of the late Andrew Stefina and Annie Gazo. Frank was a farmer on the Communication Road N. He enjoyed hockey, fishing and euchre in his spare time. Frank is survived by his dear wife of 47 years the former Mary Ann Batiuk and his much loved children Susan and Bob Smith of River Canard; Frances and Ross Jenner of McGregor; John and Tina Stefina of R.R.#5 Blenheim. Loving grandfather of 7 grandchildren to whom he loved to spend special time with: Christopher, Scott, Sarah, Dan, Jessica, Michael and Logan. Brother to Annie Janicek of Alvinston, Mary Pirhalla, R.R.#5 Blenheim and Stanley of Chatham. Predeceased by son Edward (Eddie) in 1995 and brothers Steve, Andy and Joe. A private family service was held at the J.L. FORD FUNERAL HOME in Blenheim with Father Martin Johnston officiating followed by cremation in Windsor with burial of the urn to take place in Evergreen Cemetery Blenheim. Memorials to the Lung or Leukemia Associations would be appreciated.
Mrs. Bernice Webster
WEBSTER, Mrs. Bernice - At Chatham- Kent Health Alliance on Tuesday May 8th, 2007 Mrs. Bernice Webster of Chatham in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late Grant Webster (2000). Loving mother of Dan of Kingston, Garth and his partner Janet Menard of London, Keith and his wife Victoria of Charing Cross, and Cory and his wife Robin of London. She will be lovingly remembered by her eight grandchildren, Margot, Rachel, Brianne, Troy, Kendra, Aidan, Benjamin and Carley. Dear sister-in- law of Mary Bachus of Wallaceburg. Predeceased by her sisters Doreen Collins, Ruth Graves, Anita Dunlop, and Phyllis Ayres and brother Jack Bachus. Family and friends are invited to the ALEXANDER FUNERAL HOME, 245 Wellington West, Chatham, 519-352-2710 on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service for Mrs. Webster will be conducted in the chapel of the funeral home on Friday May 11th at 1:00 p.m. Interment Maple Leaf Cemetery. Friends planning an expression of remembrance are asked to consider the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Roy Ranger Fawcett
FAWCETT, Roy Ranger - It is with great heartache that I announce the passing of my beloved husband on Saturday May 5, 2007. Roy is survived by his wife Florence. He will be missed by his daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren. I wish to thank Dr. Gruber and Dr. Luce for the care of Roy. A special thank you our grandson, Michael, for all his support through this ordeal. Roy serviced with the 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise's) Regimental Association during WWll. He was a member of First Grantham United Church. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Remembrances to The Children's Make a Wish Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of PASSFIELD MORTUARY SERVICES 905- 682-0474.