John V. Dillon
DILLON, John V. - At St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital on Sunday, July 15, 2007. John beloved husband of the late Florence (Murphy, 2001). Lovingly remembered by his daughter-in-law Rita Dillon (late Raymond) Kingston; his children Helen Harrision (Jack), Newburgh, Catherine, Sudbury, Patrick (Maggi), Hamilton, Joseph (Monique), Kingston, Sister Louise, R.H.S.J., St. Catharines, Rita Foley, Howe Island, Eileen Grooms (Randy), Kingston. Dear Papa to Patrick, Lorraine, Dianne, Maureen, Peter, Mary, John, Lianne, Michael, Jacqueline, Kathleen, Kevin, Stephen, Erin, Justin, Kyle and Shawn. Special great grandpa to Amanda. Megen, Brendan, Reid, Claire, Stephen, Jasmine, Aleah, Kristen, Brittany, Kyley, Tye, Dylan, Jacob, Dillan, Jarred and Julien. Survived by his brothers Hugh (Kye), Michigan; Frank (Helen) Dillon, Kingston, and his sister Geraldine Hoey, Ottawa. Sadly missed by many special nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his children Donald, Raymond, Hugh and Colleen, his son-in-law Bob Foley; his parents Patrick and Mary (Finn) Dillon; his sisters Kathleen Enright (Perce) and Rita Craigen (Joe); his brother Gerard Dillon (Elizabeth); his brother-in-law Bernard Hoey; father-in-law Patrick Murphy (Evalina); brothers-in-law Everett Murphy (Catherine) and Stafford Murphy (Eileen); and his sister-in-law Lillian Cousins (Ross). Friends may call at the GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOMES, TOWNSHIP CHAPEL, 435 Davis Drive, Kingston on Tuesday, July 17 from 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday, July 18 from 2-4 and 7- 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph's Church, 392 Palace Road, Kingston, on Thursday, July 19 at 11:00 a.m. Monsignor Joseph Lynch officiating. Rite of committal with prayers in St. Anthony of Padua Cemetery, Centreville. A special thank you to the caring and professional nursing staff at Friendly Manor, Deseronto, and on 3 South at St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital, and to Doctors Emrich, McBride, Paolucci, Patey and Zelt. As expressions of sympathy the family would appreciate donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Association or UHKF St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital. In the care of Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes, Township Chapel, 613-546- 5150.
Helen Margaret Halliwell
HALLIWELL, Helen Margaret - Helen died peacefully at home in North Bay during the evening of July 13, 2007, at the age of 95. Helen was born in Cornwall, Ontario on September 10, 1911 and has resided in Cornwall, Kingston, St. Catharines, Temiscaming and North Bay. Helen was predeceased by her husband Percy Nichols Halliwell who died in 1991. Helen is survived by her children; Jane Halliwell-Deer of North Bay, John Halliwell (Mary Lou) of Calgary and Margaret Halliwell (Don MacDonald) of Toronto. Helen will be sadly missed by her eight grandchildren: Natalie, Jennifer and Matthew of Calgary, Emily and Shannon of Toronto and Greg (Maria) of Winnipeg, Shawn (Rhonda) of Waterloo, Susan of Ottawa and by her two great grandchildren Megan and Ethan of Waterloo. Helen is also predeceased by her siblings Leslie Oliver (Martha) of Binghamton, NY and Jessie Liddell (Bill) of St. Catharines. Her family wishes to express their sincere appreciation for the wonderful care and friendship given to Helen over the last few years by Donna Boal, Janet Parks, Cindy Meir, Cheryl Cormier, Apryl Westaway, Linda Hughes, Linda Davies, Audrey Heward and also wishes to thank Pastor Bob Rittenhouse and his wife Susan for their spiritual support and Dr. Stemp for his medical care. Helen has been a long standing member and active participant as a member of the Baptist Church throughout her lifetime. More recently she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Gideon's and the Mission Circle of First Baptist Church in North Bay. Helen, after graduation from Secretarial College, was employed with an Insurance firm in Kingston, until her marriage to Percy in 1937. She was devoted to her family throughout her life and was the anchor and the organizer of many successful family events, occasions and vacations. She loved the outdoors and traveling, camping and cottaging with her family. Helen was also dedicated to pursuing her artistic interests. She was active in expressing herself in fashion, sketching, working in copper, oil painting, water colours and china painting. Cremation will take place at the Forest Lawn Cemetery and Crematorium. A Memorial Service will be held at the First Baptist Church (1250 Cassells Street) North Bay on Thursday, July 19th at 3:00 PM. Friends are invited to join the family for a time of fellowship one hour prior to the service. If desired, donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME 464 Wyld Street North Bay, Ontario P1B 1Z5 705-472-8810
JARVIE, Alice - At the NHS - General Site on Sunday July 15, 2007 in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late John (1996). Dear mother-in-law of Henry and grandmother of Jim and Jennifer Reid. She is predeceased by her daughter Beth Reid (1999). At Alice's request cremation has taken place. A private inurnment will take place at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the charity of ones choice would be appreciated by the family.
Irma Leonija Jekabsons
JEKABSONS, Irma Leonija - Peacefully, on Sunday, July 15, 2007 at Wentworth Lodge, Dundas in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Vilnis. Loving mother of Aivars Jekabsons (Janice Langhorn) of Hamilton and Inara (Danny) Heidebrecht of Jordan Station. Loving Omma of Juris and Daniel Heidebrecht and Kristina, Robert and Linda Jekabsons. The family will receive friends at BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME, 1010 Botanical Drive (across from the Royal Botanical Gardens) BURLINGTON (905-527-0405) on Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, July 20, 2007 at 11 a.m. Cremation. Reception to follow in the Solarium at Bay Gardens Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Christ Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church (Hamilton).
KYER-LAUZON, Jenny - Surrounded with love by family and friends. It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts; son Rod and daughter Connie announce the passing of their hero and mother Jenny Kyer-Lauzon. Our Lord knew she was tired after a courageous fight with cancer. Her life long partner Tommy Angrove will dearly miss Jenny. Survived by sister Maureen and family in England, grandchildren, Matthew, Bobby, Brandon, Krystal, Felicia, Levi & great-granddaughter Hailen. Jenny will be missed by many good friends and loved ones. Our lives are all richer to have known Jenny and her love and laughter will stay in our hearts forever. God has the most special Angel of all. Family will receive friends at the PATRICK J. DARTE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 39 Court Street at King, on Wednesday from 11:00 until time of the funeral service in the Darte Chapel at 1:00 p.m. in lieu of flowers donations to the Niagara Peninsula Children's Centre would be appreciated.
SMITH, Donna - (1942-2007) - “A bright and shining star has been extinguished. But we shall forever feel the warmth of her afterglow.“ Suddenly at Rapelje Lodge on Monday July 16, 2007, as a result of a brain tumor, in her 65th year, with her best bud “Jen, Jen“ never leaving her side. Loving mother of Jennifer Rutledge of Welland, Laurie Filson (Kevin) of Port Colborne, Sharon MacArthur (Mo) of Hamilton, Jamie Rutledge (Nicole) of Port Colborne. Beloved sister-in-law of Dorothy Smith of Dunnville and Jean Smith of Nova Scotia. Donna was predeceased by her brothers John and Donald Smith and her parents James and Rita Smith and a three year old son whom she cherished Robbie Blaine Boyington. Donna was one of the youngest residents to move into the new innovative Rapelje Lodge Nursing Home when it first opened its doors in 1996 as a result of her disability. She quickly became an essential part of the lodge by serving as President of the Resident Council from 1996-present. Donna felt she should pay forward the exceptional, expert care that she was receiving from the dedicated staff at Rapelje so each night she would lovingly set the table in house 500 for her residents ensuring that the unique dining needs of each individual was meant. She also delivered the incoming mail throughout the home and with it would deliver a kind word of encouragement, a smile a hug whichever was needed by the recipient. She was a positive force who was loved by residents and staff alike. She was the proudest when she could represent her fellow residents and say a few words on behalf of the lodge at various community events such as the Personal Support Workers Graduation, Annual Rapelje Picnic, Terry Fox Run and etc. Nana will be sadly missed at her grandson Tim Graham's upcoming wedding to Jessica, but will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Daniel & Joel Graham, Delaney MacArthur, Jacob, Samson & Deanna Rutledge and great-grandchildren Ireland & Reilly. We would like to extend a special thank-you to all the staff and residents at Rapelje Lodge and Dr. Ali for all their love and support during Donna's illness. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Thursday, July 19, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Rapelje Lodge, 277 Plymouth Rd. Welland. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 179 Clarence Street, Port Colborne. If so desired memorial danations can be made to Rapelje Lodge.
GRACE, McLeod - Cherished wife, mother and Grandmother who passed July 18th 2005. This day is remembered and quietly kept. No words are needed, we shall never forget. For those we love don''t go away, They walk beside us everyday Unseen and unheard but always near So loved, so missed, and so very dear. In our thoughts Weldon, Peggy and Gills, Steven and Sue and grandkids.
Evaristo Di Pasquale
DI PASQUALE, Evaristo - Peacefully, at the age of 80 on June 27th 2007 in Rieti, Italy. Evaristo, beloved husband of Dina, loving father to Maurizio (Silvia), Maria Teresa (Alessandro) and two grandchildren. Predeceased by parents Guido, Domenica and sister Pasqualina. Evaristo will be missed by his brothers Rodolfo (Anita, 2006) of Italy; Romano (Vida), Settimio (Adele) of St. Catharines and Orlando (Giusta) of Fonthill. Evaristo was a loving uncle and great uncle to many nieces and nephews in both Italy and Canada and enjoyed a career in the Guardia di Finanza for more than 40 years. A mass in Evaristo's memory will be celebrated on Sunday July 22, 2007 at 8:30 pm at the Cathedral of St.Catherine, 67 Church Street in St. Catharines.
Yvonne Joyce Fitzpatrick
FITZPATRICK, Yvonne Joyce - Passed away peacefully at home with her daughter, Sharon by her side on July 14, 2007. Predeceased by her husband Glen Fitzpatrick. Survived by her brother Russell (Joan) Jackson of Oshawa. Her daughter Sharon (Max) MacLean, son Russell (Teresa) Warner of St. Catharines. Sons Steven (Debbie) Putman and Michael (Denise) Putman of British Columbia. Yvonne will be sadly missed by Faye (Graham) Clark and family, also by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place and a private service will be held. If desired, donations to the Cancer Society in Yvonne's name would be appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted with the PATRICK J. DARTE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 39 Court Street, St. Catharines (905) 685-6584.
HAUBROK, Gerhard - on Tuesday July 17, 2007, unexpectedly at the Greater Niagara General Hospital. Gerhard Haubrok 82 years of age beloved husband of the late Anni (1998), loving father of Monica (Jim), Manfred and Cathy all of Niagara-on-the- Lake. Special opa to Jessica and Bill, Jason and Geoff, Proud and loving great opa of Alexandra. Dear brother-in-law of Lottie Haubrok of Germany and survived by nieces and nephews in Germany. Gerhard and his family came to Canada in 1953 where he immediately worked at Lincoln Upholstery remaining there until 1979 when he founded Haubrok's Upholstery with his wife Anni and son Manfred. Gerhard's family will receive their friends on Thursday July 19th at the GEORGE DARTE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 585 Carlton St. from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Gerhard's life will be held in the George Darte Funeral Chapel on Friday 11 a.m. Interment will be held in Niagara Lakeshore Cemetery where he will be laid to rest beside his beloved wife Anni. Memorial remembrances to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Douglas Charles Sawatsky
SAWATSKY, Douglas Charles - A kind and gentle soul has taken residence in Heaven. Passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 15, 2007 as a result of a brief illness at the age of 40. Predeceased by his father Jake (1989) and mother Vernice (2007). Survived by his brothers Chris, Gary, Rob and nephew Shane. Will be sadly missed by his dear friends and confidantes Suzie and Shelly. Friends will be received at BUTLER FUNERAL HOME (33 Duke St., St. Catharines 905-684-2334) on Thursday, July 19, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A memorial service will take place on Friday, July 20, 2007 at 11:00 am in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Lung Association or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Robert Harvey Bob Wynn
WYNN, Robert Harvey Bob - Passed away peacefully in his 77th year at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Palliative Care on Monday, July 16, 2007. Having fought a courageous battle with cancer, Dad now joins his beloved wife, Joy, whom he has dearly missed over the past 8 months. Born in St. Catharines, Ontario, Dad retired from Bell Canada after 34 years of service to reside in the Kawarthas. Bob wrote, directed and occasionally acted in the Bell Little Theatre (Bell Canada) as well as giving Garden City Productions (St. Catharines) a hand in the technical department. He met his wife while singing and playing guitar with the Christ Church Minstrels. Master of All Trades, there wasn't an electrical, plumbing or building problem that Bob couldn't solve. Many will remember his Grampa Bob's Little Fix It business. Dad is survived by daughter Barbara Wynn-Jones of St. Catharines, son David (Elaine) Wynn of Gravenhurst, grandchildren Devon Wynn Jones of St. Catharines, Patrick (Jesse) Wynn of Beatrice and Brandon Wynn of Orillia, as well as nieces and nephews in the Niagara Region. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2007 at HIGHLAND PARK VISITATION/RECEPTION CENTRE, 2510 Bensfort Rd (at River Rd. South). Private interment to follow. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family and can be made through LITTLE LAKE CEMETERY, Peterborough at (705) 745- 6984.
Mrs. Louise Davies
DAVIES, Mrs. Louise - Of Dalhousie Avenue, St. Catharines passed away at St. Catharines General Hospital on Sunday, July 15, 2007 in her 93rd year. Member of St. Andrews United Church, St. Catharines and former member of Delhi United Church & former member of their choirs. Former Willow Louise Austin, daughter of the late Herbert & Rebecca (nee Arthur) Austin. Beloved wife of the late Frank E. Davies (1992). Loving mother of Robb Davies (Jill), Bunbury, Australia and Herb Davies (Marilyn), Mayne Island, B.C. Cherished grandmother of Ben, Michael, Aaron, Ngahrie, Rowan and great-grandmother of Mallary, Callum, Caderyn, Conner and Jake. Sadly missed by her sister Cela Jones, Toronto and brother Braden Austin, Smiths Falls and by many nieces & nephews. Predeceased by her brothers Arthur and William Austin. Friends may call at the MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, Delhi (519)582-1290 for visitation on Saturday, July 21st 2007 from 10:30 a.m. till time of Funeral Service held in the Chapel at 1:00 p.m. with LPM. Cheryl Fitch officiating. Interment in Delhi Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Giovanni De Rosa
DE ROSA, Giovanni - Died peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 78 years of age. Beloved husband of Immacolata for 49 years, loving father of Robert (Bernice), Maria (Daniel), Vince (Carm), Anna (Terry), and Nick (Suzanne), dear Nonno of Johnathan, Rebecca, Daniel, Robert, Johnny, Chase, William, Madison, Michael and Luca, dear brother of Carmela (the late Pelligrino), the late Diodoro (Diodorina), the late Antonio (the late Immacolata). He will be sadly missed by his family, but will be lovingly remembered always, but especially with the blossom of each peach on his farm. Mr. De Rosa was a member of St. Alfred's Church. Mr. De Rosa is resting at the GEORGE DARTE FUNERAL HOME, 585 Carlton St. until Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated in St. Alfred's Church at 11 a.m. with Rite of Committal in Victoria Lawn Cemetery. Visiting Hours Thursday 7-9 p.m. and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Vigil prayers will be celebrated in the funeral home on Friday. Memorial Remembrances can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
Corey Anthony Gallant
GALLANT, Corey Anthony - Suddenly on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at his residence at 31 years of age. Beloved son of Anthony and Marlene, most precious daddy of Brandon, loving brother of Kim Morris, Tammy (John) Minicucci, and Chantel, dear uncle of eight nieces and nephews. He worked in roofing throughout his years and was an avid sportsman. Corey is resting at GEORGE DARTE FUNERAL HOME, 585 Carlton St. where family will receive friends on Friday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. A Funeral Liturgy without Mass will be celebrated in the chapel on Friday at 1 p.m. with cremation to follow. Memorial Remembrances can be made to Canadian Cancer Society.
Mary (Cyopeck) Holmes
HOLMES, Mary (Cyopeck) - It is with sadness that we announce the death of our mother, on Monday, July 16th at the Greater Niagara General Hospital, in her 89th year. Left to mourn her passing are her son Tom (Debra) of St. Catharines, her daughter Lesley Burrows (Jim), two grandsons, Buck of Jerseyville and Jed (Katie) of Toronto, two step-granddaughters, Dana D'Angelo (Gabriel) and Hope Townson all of Welland. Mary was predeceased by her husband Les Holmes (2001), her parents, seven brothers, and is survived by her sister Rose Thompson (George) of Paris. Through the magic of memory, each will remember her with love and respect. She not only lived life, she graced it! In her mid-forties, Mary returned to school and graduated as a food technologist and worked at American Home Products as a Quality Control Manager. Mary was an artist and had a natural ability to diagnose and fix anything mechanical. She was a good carpenter who built their house, installing the plumbing and electrical work herself. Mary worked as a floral arranger at Dobbie's Florist and was an excellent seamstress. She was interested in antiques and became a fine china repair artist. At one point she repaired two clay horses from an ancient Chinese exhibit for the ROM Museum in Toronto. Mary also gave many years to the Thorold Historical Museum as a volunteer and President. In later years, she selflessly cared for her bedridden husband. The family is grateful for a most loving and generous mother and grandmother! Visitation will be held at the MORSE & SON CHAPEL of the MORGAN FUNERAL HOMES, 5917 Main St., on Friday, July 20th from 11:00 until service time in the chapel at 12:30, followed by reception, then interment at Fonthill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Dundas Learning Centre, in support of adults with developmental handicaps.
Leslie John Melmoth
MELMOTH, Leslie John - Peacefully at the St Catharines General Hospital on Monday July 16, 2007, in his 80th year. Lovingly remembered by his wife June. Survived by his sister Elisa Ferguson of Alaska. Predeceased by his brothers Melford, Arthur and Bill. Remembered by his nieces and nephews. Mr Melmoth retired from Gereral Motors in 1988 after many years of service. Cremation has taken place. Private family arrangements. Remembrances to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of PASSFIELD MORTUARY SERVICES 905-682-0474
Justin Michael Sturk
STURK, Justin Michael, Pte. Lincoln & Welland Regiment, also RSM of 1646 RCAC Corps - Suddenly as a result of an accident in Stoney Creek on Tuesday July 17, 2007 . Justin Sturk of Beamsville, age 18 years. Beloved son of Michael and Lynne Sturk and dear brother of Nicholas. Grandson of Doreen Sturk and Laird Sturk both of Hamilton and Claude and Madeleine Lortie of Stoney Creek. Also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Justin is at the Vineland Chapel of the TALLMAN FUNERAL HOMES, 3277 King St., Vineland where the family will receive friends on Friday 2-4 and 7-8:30, with Vigil at 3:30. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Helen's Church, Maple Grove Road, Vineland on Saturday on Saturday July 21 at 9:30 a.m. with Rite of Committal in Mount Osborne Cemetery, Beamsville. If desired, donation to the Lincoln & Welland Regiment Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
LAFRANCE, Raymond - 1947-2007. The family announces with sorrow his death at the West Nipissing General Hospital on Wednesday July 18th, 2007, at the age of 59 years. Dear husband of Thérèse McDonald of Sturgeon Falls. Beloved son of Marguerite (née Giroux) Lafrance of Sturgeon Falls and of the late Armand Lafrance. Loving father of Julie Lafrance of Timmins, Carolyne Hurd (Jim) of Barrie, André McDonald and Jennifer McDonald both of Sturgeon Falls, Laurie-Anne McDonald (Ralph) of Sundridge and Frank McDonald (Lise) of Newmarket. Dear brother of Yvon (Shirley), Gérard, Hector (Liz) and Michel (Nathalie) all of Kitchener, Bernard (Joyce), Marie Lafrance, Armande Imbeau (Marcel), Jean-Paul (Marg) and Pierre (Nicole) all of Sturgeon Falls and Lorraine Bérichon (Ray) of Brantford. Predeceased by his brother Guy. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Zoe and Jesse Hurd, Jessica St-Clair, Anik Giroux and Cloé McDonald. Raymond was a Personal Support Worker for Paramed Home Health Care since 1992. Among his hobbies he enjoyed playing cards, golfing, and he had an unconditional love for music and his family. The family will receive friends at Resurrection Church, Sturgeon Falls, Saturday July 21st, for Funeral Mass to be held at 11 a.m. Donations to the Lung Association or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Arrangements in care of THÉORET-BOURGEOIS FUNERAL HOME, Sturgeon Falls.
Linda Lou O'Grady
O'GRADY, Linda Lou - Passed away at the Mattawa General Hospital surrounded by her family on Wednesday, July 18th, 2007 in her 51st year. She is survived by her brothers Andy (Diane) of Corbeil and Brien of Newmarket. Sadly missed by her two nieces, Amy (Shawn) and Erin, and nephew Owen. Predeceased by her father and mother, Joseph O'Grady and the former Dorothy Condie. Friends and relatives may call at the T.L. SMITH FUNERAL HOME, Mattawa, today, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted at St. Alban the Martyr Anglican Church, Mattawa, Saturday at 11 a.m. with Reverend Karen Galt officiating. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Charity of one's choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.