Posted by on February 15, 2018

BLAIR, Gayle – Passed away surround by family on Monday February 12, 2018 at Welland General Hospital. She will be greatly missed by her children; Todd (Wendy), Joe, Mark (Nicole). Grandchildren Cody, Dustin, Justine, Jacob, Jordan and Joshua and Great-grandmother to her Great-granddaughter. She will also be missed by step-sister Shelly, niece Samantha and many family and friends. Gayle will be remembered for her strong native, black roots and religious beliefs. She raised 3 sons on her own while putting herself through nursing school. She has overcome many obstacles throughout her life. Which shows her strength and character. She was a very caring individual and always put others needs ahead of her own. Those who wish can make a donation to Canadian Cancer Society (Women’s Research) in Gayle’s honour.

Family will receive friends at MORGAN FUNERAL HOME, 419 Regent St. Niagara-on-the-lake on Monday February 19th from 2-4 and 7-9 as well on Tuesday 10:30-11:30 with a service following on Tuesday at 11:30 in the chapel. Burial will follow the service at Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery in Woodstock. As per Gayle’s wishes her funeral will be held in Niagara-on-the-lake as she loved the beauty of the town.

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MOTTOLA, Stephanie

Posted by on February 15, 2018

MOTTOLA, Stephanie (Pihach) – Passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, February 11, 2018, at home with her family after a courageous battle with colon cancer, at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Guido (Guy) Mottola (2010).  Devoted mother of Michelle “Shelley” (Gord Marchiori). Adored grandmother of Jocelyn and Katelyn. Dear sister of Margaret Leon and Ruby Anderson. Sister-in-law of Alma Dickerson, Mary Mottola, Jean Hetherington (Ken), Carol Mottola, John Mottola (Carmel) and Peter Mottola (Judy).  Mama and grandma to her extended family Nguyen and Tuyet Thai and sons David (Anna) and John (Tiffany) and their children; Liam and Alyssa. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Predeceased by her parents; Annie and Michael “Max” Pihach, brother George Pihach (Mary) and sisters Jennie Lemiech (Stanley) and Vada Scott (Wayne), sister-in-law; Betty Harpes, brothers-in-law; Lewie Leon, Murray Mottola, Alfred Mottola, Jim Dickerson and Jim Harpes.  Stephanie graduated from Mack Training School of Nursing in 1948.  She worked in Toronto, Stratford, Victoria, New York City and the Greater Niagara General Hospital. Stephanie became a certified Occupational Health Nurse and worked for Cyanamid Welland Plant for 35 years, where she met the love of her life Guy. She volunteered for 25 years at the Red Cross Blood Services Clinic and was a member of the Catholic Women’s League for many years.

The family will receive friends at MORSE & SON FUNERAL HOME, 5917 Main St., Niagara Falls, on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  Funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Scapular Church, 6557 Thorold Stone Rd. Niagara Falls, on Friday, February  16, 2018  at 10:30 a.m.  Inurnment to take place at a later time in Stamford Green Heritage Columbarium.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Walker Cancer Centre through Niagara Health Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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THOMAS, Orlin A.

Posted by on February 15, 2018

Orlin A. Thomas – Surrounded by the love of his family and friends, Orlin went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 12th, 2018.  Survived and deeply missed by loving wife Yvonne, brother Ken, son David, and daughters Pam (the late Jeff), Linda Cybulski (Dan) and Lori Tyrrell (Sean). Orlin’s pride and joy were his 7 grandchildren Stephen, Jessica, Jordan, Lexie, Holly, Matthew and Eric and his great grandson Gideon.  Predeceased by his parents, and nine brothers and sisters.

Orlin was born in Englehart Ontario on June 8, 1931. Orlin retired from Enbridge after more than 40 years of employment. Orlin will be missed by his church family at Main Street Baptist. His place was usually in front of the church playing his guitar and singing with the choir or in his quartet, or anywhere there was a microphone and an instrument to play. If Orlin wasn’t playing guitar or singing, you could find him in his garden, in which he took great pride. He played guitar with Pastor Evan Craig and “the Good News Men” at area nursing homes or for shut ins, and special events.  Dad has been practicing his music for his whole life and is now singing with the greatest choir of all, singing praises to our Lord in Glory.

Family will receive friends on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 7-9 PM and Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 12-1 PM with a celebration of his life at 1 PM. The family would like to thank all the staff at Eventide home who have cared for Orlin for the past two years. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Main Street Baptist Church, Brain Injury Community Re-entry or to Heart & Stroke would be appreciated.

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MORRISON, George Lawrence

Posted by on February 15, 2018

MORRISON, George Lawrence – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George (Moe) Morrison, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, on Tuesday February 13, 2018 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital at the age of 86. He is survived by his best friend, wife and partner Mary, who has faithfully remained by his side for 45 years. Loving father of Diane Saccone. He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Kory (Julie) Steward and Kara (Jon) Steward. Proud great-grandfather of Chloe, Presley and Cassius (Cash) Steward and Marshall Steward Roch. George retired from Canadian National Railroad (CNR) after 40 years, then worked as a gardener for the Niagara Parks Commission. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed having coffee with “The Gang” at Tim’s.

The family will receive friends at MORSE & SON FUNERAL HOME, 5917 Main Street, Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel Saturday at 10 a.m. Cremation will follow. In memory of George, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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FORTUSHNIOK, Alexander

Posted by on February 13, 2018

 

Alexander Fortushniok

February 27, 1935 – February 12, 2018

Passed away at home at the age of 82, 2 weeks before his 83rd birthday. He is survived by his wife Jan, his children, Tom (Sandy), Andrea (Chris) Lococo, Lyndsay (John) Castrilli, Gregg (Terry) and their families. Loving grandfather and great grandfather. Survived by sisters Sophie Tucker, Olga Gregor and Nellie Laginski, many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM at Eagle Valley Golf Club, 2334 St. Paul Ave, Niagara Falls.

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COWAN, William Herbert “Herb”

Posted by on February 13, 2018

COWAN, William Herbert “Herb” – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Herb on Monday, February 12, 2018 at the GNGH at the age of 87. Loving husband of Shirley (nee Daigle) for 37 years. Proud father of Rick (Heidi), Bill (Elaine) and David. Step father of Court, Shawne and Tracey. Beloved grandfather of Michelle (Will), Michael, Jeffrey, Amanda (Jon), Logan, Skyelar, C.J. and John, and 6 great grandchildren. Survived by his sister Mae Rusk and his brother Bob (Judith) Coughlin. Predeceased by his first wife Wyn, his sister Gladys McVey and his brother Albert Cowan. He will be fondly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Herb was a real estate agent for over 30 years, and, along with Shirley, the proud owner of Jungle Land Mini Putt for 15 years. He enjoyed puttering about the house, camping and traveling.

Cremation has taken place and an interment of ashes will take place at Lundy’s Lane Cemetery.

Family will receive friends at the MORSE & SON EVENT CENTRE, 5929 Main St. on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 5-8 P.M. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated.

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McLENNAN, Eric Leon

Posted by on February 5, 2018

McLENNAN, Eric Leon – It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Ric, who passed away peacefully at St. Catharines General Hospital on February 2, 2018 following a brief illness. He will be dearly missed by his wife Lorraine, of almost 60 years, and his four children, Heather, Carrie, Cole, Jennifer, his four grandchildren Michelle, Anthony, Ryan, Kristen, and great granddaughter Ariel. He will be fondly remembered by Blair, Bobby, Debbi, Lloyd and life-time friend Thom.

Ric had a great sense of humor, a passion for classical music and was an avid Habs fan.

Cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to the Morse & Son Event Centre, 5929 Main Street on Thursday afternoon, February 8th from 1-4 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Niagara Falls Community Outreach (Kitchen) where he enjoyed volunteering for many years.

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PAN, Anthony (Tony)

Posted by on February 7, 2016

Pan, Anthony DN photoPAN, Anthony “Tony”- Peacefully, surrounded by his cherished family on February 5, 2016 at the age of 86. Beloved husband of Mary for 61 years.  Loving father of Jerry (Carol), Susan Diamond (Bill) and Darlene Kornya (Gary). Proud grandfather of Kristin (Sean Ainsworth) and Joshua Diamond, Jeremy, Jessica and Justin Pan, Matthew, Melanie and Michael Kornya.

Tony was born in Strakonice, Czechoslovakia in 1929 and immigrated to Canada as a young man. He worked at General Motors for 31 years retiring in 1990.  His greatest loves in life were his wife and family, his garden and golfing. Tony’s warmth, compassion and especially his sense of humor will be greatly missed.

Special thanks to Dr. Arvinte and the staff of Hotel Dieu Shaver for their care and compassion during this difficult time.

Tony is at Morse & Son Funeral Home, 5917 Main Street, Niagara Falls where his family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 9th from 2-4 pm.  A celebration of life will follow next door at the Morse & Son Event Centre at 4 pm.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Prostate Cancer Canada.  Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at www.morseandson.com.

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BAKER, Edward (Ted) Barry

Posted by on February 7, 2016

Baker, Edward webBAKER, Edward (Ted) Barry – Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family and friends at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Friday, February 5, 2016 at the age of 82 from a stroke.  Devoted husband of 59 years to the late Madeline Baker and loving father to Lynn (Mickey) Trapnell, Kari (Lou) Bragaw and Diane (Vic) Pizzicarola.  Treasured Papa to Matt, Celine, Tim, Maddie and Kayla.  Dear brother to Jane (Don) Hurson, Margie (Gord) Cudney and the late Paul Baker and brother-in-law to Susie (Horst) Bockel.  Lovingly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and friends.  Ted had a wonderful life.  He loved his family and was a wonderful friend.  He loved travelling, playing bridge, shooting pool, curling and playing cards especially with his grandchildren.  After retiring from Blenkhorn & Sawle he enjoyed boating, fishing and snowmobiling at their beautiful home on Lake of Bays for 17 years.  He created wonderful memories for his family and friends and we will miss him dearly.  As per his wishes there will be a private interment for the family only at the Fairview Mausoleum in Niagara Falls.  Condolences may be shared at www.morseandson.com

 

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HEARN, Beatrice

Posted by on January 4, 2016

Hearn, Beatrice blOn January 1st Beatrice peacefully passed at Bella Senior Residence at the age of 95.  Predeceased Stan, her loving husband of 56 years, beloved mother of Barbara Hickey (David deceased), Beverley Whitworth (Brian), Betting Jolley (Harry). She will be sadly missed by Sister-in-law Frances, Brother-in-law Richard and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Bea was well known throughout the community while working at Stamford A & P for over 30 years and was a faithful and a long-time member of Stamford Presbyterian Church.

Funeral Arrangements are as follows at Stamford Presbyterian Church, Thursday January 7, 2016. Visitation from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Interment to follow the service then followed by a reception in the church hall. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Stamford Presbyterian Church Choir. Bea’s family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Bella’s third floor staff that so lovingly cared for her during her time there.

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BROWN, Shirley May

Posted by on December 26, 2015

BROWN, Shirley May – Peacefully, on December 25, 2015 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital in her 82nd year.  Cherished wife of the late Frank.  Survived by her sister-in-law Frances Dale.  Predeceased by her sisters and brothers-in-law Jack, Betty, Bill, Jo, Bob and Tom.  She will be missed by many nieces and nephews.  Special cousin to Edith and special niece to Gladys.

Shirley is at MORSE & SON FUNERAL HOME, 5917 Main Street where her family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 from 10-11 am.  Funeral service will follow immediately at 11 o’clock.  Interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery.  For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.  Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at www.morseandson.com.

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PALMER, Dr. John T.

Posted by on December 19, 2015

PALMER, Dr. John T. – Peacefully on Saturday December 19, 2015 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital, in his 74th year; Beloved husband and best friend of Janie; Father of Patti and Susan, both of B.C.;   Grandfather of Cody and Lindsay Maves, Niagara Falls;  Dear brother of Helen (Rick) McMillan, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Steve (Lorna) Palmer, Ottawa;  Uncle of Kim, David, Stephen, Sarah, Heather and John.   Predeceased by his parents Earl and Audrey (Niagara-on-the-Lake).  Born in Iroquois Falls, John was a graduate of Queens University, and was a dedicated and much loved family physician in Niagara Falls for 45 years.

Funeral arrangements private. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish may make a memorial donation to either FACS Bursary Fund of the Niagara Community Foundation, 301-8 Church St., St. Catharines L2R 3B3 or to Heart Niagara.  Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at www.morseandson.com

“An education is something no one can take away from you”

Dr. John Palmer

 

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ALLAN, Elizabeth Barbara (nee Fulop)

Posted by on December 16, 2015

Allan, ElizabethALLAN,  Elizabeth (Liz)

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Elizabeth (Liz) Allan, on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at her home, at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late John Thomas (Jack) Allan (2001).  Loving mother of Doug (Sue), Karen Hudson (Mike) and John. Cherished grandmother of Mikael, Joshua, Amie Mason (Marlon), Kurtis and Kelsey.  Great grandmother of Brayden, Marlon and Oriah and sister-in-law of Vi Phillip and family.  Predeceased by her brother Tony Phillip.

The family will receive friends at MORSE & SON FUNERAL HOME, 5917 Main St. on Friday, December 18, 2015 from 12 noon to 2 p.m., with the service following.  Burial to take place in Lundy’s Lane Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to either Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Kidney Foundation.

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ROBINSON, Shirley Joyce “Joy”

Posted by on December 11, 2015

Robinson, Joy photoPeacefully, on December 10, 2015, in her 88th year, with family by her side at the Greater Niagara General Hospital. Adored wife for 53 years of the late Lindley (Lin) Robinson (January 2003). Cherished mother of Valerie, Phil (Ruth) and Virginia McGrath (Rory). Beloved grandmother of Liam (Bridget), Erin Brown (Cody) and Darby Green (Simon) and much loved great-grandmother of Devon, Blake, Miles, Logan, Ellis, Ryley, Jaiden, Gavin and Lucas. Sister of James and Jerrold (Jerry) Dell.  Dear sister-in-law of Pat and Cam Calder.  As well, Joy is survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Lincoln Dell and Florence (Inrig), and siblings June Cowan (Fred) and Donald Dell.  Joy worked for the Niagara District School Board (now DSBN) as a secretary from 1962 to 1987 at A.N. Myer, Maple Street School and Prince Philip Senior Public School where she was a valued friend and helpful mentor to dozens of teachers and hundreds of students for 25 years.

On retirement Joy enjoyed many years at the family cottage on Sand Lake with her partner, friend and husband Lin, working on ambitious construction projects, watching sunsets and whiling away the time. Nothing made her happier than time spent with her adoring grandchildren and more recently her great grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at MORSE & SON FUNERAL HOME, 5917 Main Street, from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm on Tuesday, December 15, 2015.  A service to celebrate Joy’s life will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 1 pm.  Private family interment.

For those who wish, memorial donations in Joy’s name may be made to Stamford Presbyterian Church, the Salvation Army, or the Niagara Falls Humane Society.

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CERTO, Concetta “Connie (nee Trigo)

Posted by on December 11, 2015

Certo, ConcettaBorn in 1922 in San Pier Niceto, Sicily, passed away peacefully on December 9, 2015 at the Meadows of Dorchester, Niagara Falls. Concetta was 93 years of age.  Beloved wife of the late Domenico Certo.  Dear mother of Frank Certo (Muriel), of Florida, Tanina Biamonte (Joe), of Niagara Falls and Pietrina Sacco (Joe), of Niagara Falls.  She will be sadly missed by her 10 grandchildren, Ralph Sacco (Tania), of Welland , Domenic Sacco (Sue), of Guelph, Mary Marrone (Dany), of Niagara Falls, Mary Roberts (Dean), of Beamsville, Lisa McBay (Arnold), of Welland, Domenic Certo (Janine), of Niagara Falls, Marci Hanks (Craig), of Wisconsin, Connie Cooper (Jason Tyler), of Rochester, Christina Certo, of Michigan and Frankie Certo, of Florida.  Concetta was also very proud of her 17 great grandchildren, Joey Sacco, Nicholas Sacco, Alysa Sacco, Gianpeter Sacco, Dalton Roberts, Riley Roberts, Brianna Certo, Joshua Certo, Keileigh Cooper, Katelyn Cooper, Keaton Cooper, Karsen Cooper, Korben Cooper, Konrad Walters, Clayton Walters, Mira Certo and Nicholas Hanks.  Concetta will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews and friends.  The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Meadows of Dorchester for their care and compassion.

Concetta is at MORSE & SON FUNERAL HOME, 5917 Main Street where her family will receive friends on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Thomas Church on Monday afternoon at 1 pm.  Interment with Rite of Committal to follow at Fairview Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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PEFFER, Shirley Jane (nee Wray)

Posted by on December 10, 2015

Peffer, ShirleyPassed away peacefully on Tuesday December 8, 2015 at the age of 86. Predeceased by her husband Lorne Peffer, 2 stepdaughters Elaine Mustoe and Jan (Wayne) Ferguson and 1 grandaughter. She leaves behind her 3 daughters Susan (Ned) Perlman, Barbara (Michael) Kolodziej and Mary Jane (Russell predeceased) Ortman, 1 step daughter Lynn Peffer. She will also be missed by her 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, her sister Barbara (Albert predeceased) McFarland and 2 nieces. She was born in Toronto and later moved to Niagara Falls in her early teens. She worked many years at Marine Midland Bank. Shirley retired to Hope Bay, Waterloo and then Virgil. Throughout the years she enjoyed playing bridge, golf and attending family gatherings. Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will be held at a later date.

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FRANK, Tony

Posted by on December 4, 2015

Frank, Tony DN photoFrank, Tony – Passed away peacefully at Millennium Trail Manor on Thursday December 3, 2015 at the age of 93. He leaves behind his loving wife Joan of 17 years. His daughter Judy, step-children Mike and Colleen, grandchildren Tony and Jimmy. He will also be greatly missed by his sisters Violet and Elsie and nephew Terry and wife Theresa as well as many other nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his first wife Olive, his father Tony, brothers Joseph, John, Stanley and George and sister Lena. Tony worked at Gerber for many years and had a passion for photography and music throughout his life. He will be remembered as an avid Toronto Blue Jays Fan. A special thank you to all the staff at Millennium Trail for their care and support. Cremation has taken place. Donations may be made to Millennium Trail Manor. Photos, condolences and memories can be shared online at www.morseandson.com

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ALEXANDER, Ann Louise (nee George)

Posted by on December 1, 2015

Alexander, AnnAlexander Ann Louise (nee George) – Passed away peacefully after a long courageous battle with breast cancer at the age of 51. Louise leaves behind her loving husband Gary of 29 years, her daughter Natalie, and her family both here in Canada and in Wales. Louise worked for Niagara Parks at Table Rock Restaurant for 29 years where she met many lovely friends who will miss her dearly. Her beauty and grace will forever be remembered by all. A special thank you to the nurses and doctors in the Oncology department at SCGH.

Family will receive friends at MORSE & SON FUNERAL HOME, 5917 Main St., in the chapel on Sunday December 6th from 7-9pm. Donations can be made to The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation or The Niagara Falls Humane Society.

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PETONOQUOT, Kathy

Posted by on November 29, 2015

Petonoquot, Kathleen webPETONOQUOT, Kathy – Suddenly, on November 26, 2015 at the age of 60.  Beloved wife of Kevin.  Loving mother of Joseph and proud grandmother of Joshua.  Dear sister of Charles Nalezinski (Carol), Thomas Nalezinski (Linda) and Ken Nalezinski.  She will be missed by Brenda.  Sister-in-law of Ricky McRae (Joanne), Bobby McRae and Danny McRae.  Survived by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Stanley and Frances Nalezinski, her brother Johnny Nalezinski, sister Carol Thompson and mother and father-in-law Betty and Hercey McRae.

Kathy is at Morse & Son Funeral Home, 5917 Main Street, where her family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 11-1 pm.  Funeral service to follow immediately in the chapel at 1 pm.  Interment to follow at Fairview cemetery.  For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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JONES, Karen Anne (Brown)

Posted by on November 27, 2015

JONES, Karen- Peacefully at home, with her husband by her side on November 27, 2015.  Beloved wife of Ken for 46 years.  Loving mother of Ken Jr.  Proud grandmother of Eric.  Mother-in-law of Lisa.  Dear sister of Wayne Brown (Pat) and sister-in-law of Ron Jones (Susan).   Predeceased by her parents Vera and Stephen Brown and her brother Gary Brown.

Karen was a secretary for the DSBN for 35 years, retiring in 2013.

Karen is at Morse & Son Funeral Home, 5917 Main Street where her family will receive friends on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Cremation to follow with private family interment.  For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Niagara Railway Museum.

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SELMAN, Judy Maxine (nee Runciman)

Posted by on November 16, 2015

Selman, Judy60, peacefully passed away surrounded by her family and loved ones Saturday, November 14, 2015 at her home in Niagara Falls, Ontario. She is survived by her sons, Jeremy (Sunny), Vince (Shelly) and Logan. Judy was predeceased by her husband, Ken. Also survived by her sister Debbie (Betty Ann), Helen (Geoff), her brother Gerald, and step children Shauna (Billy), Stacey (Mike) and her five grandchildren. Judy will be greatly missed by all, especially by her very special friend Joyce.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial visitation will be held at the Morse & Son Funeral Home, 5917 Main St. Niagara Falls, on Thursday November 19, 2015 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. A memorial service will be held on Friday November 20, 2015 at 3 pm at the funeral home with a private family interment to take place at a later date. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday November 21, 2015 at Niagara Falls Badminton Club, 5300 Willmott St, Niagara Falls from 2-6 pm. For those who wish, memorial donations to the Rankin Cancer Run would be appreciated by the family.

 

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GILLESPIE, James (Jim) Watret Beattie

Posted by on November 14, 2015

Gillespie, JamesGillespie, James “Jim” Watret Beattie

Peacefully on Friday November 13, 2015, at the age of 86, at Millennium Trail Manor, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.  Loving husband of Shirley (nee Johnson) for 62 years. Beloved father of Ian, grandfather of Jonas, Graeme and Gabrielle, father-in-law of Dahlia Reich. He will be sadly missed by sister Annie Biggar, brother-in-law Bob Biggar and sister-in-law Edie Thompson. Fondly remembered by niece Lynn Thompson Dovi (Frank), and nephews Paul, Murray and Colin Biggar.

Jim taught for 25 years, first briefly at Fort Erie Secondary School and then N.F.C.V.I. for the remainder of his career.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, November 21 at Fairview Cemetery at 2:00 pm with a memorial gathering at 2:30 pm at The Morse & Son Event Centre, 5929 Main Street, Niagara Falls.

Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society Niagara Region would be appreciated by the family.

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DAVIS, Violet (nee Collins)

Posted by on November 13, 2015

Davis, Violet bDavis, Violet (nee Collins) –  It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Violet Davis in her 81st year. Sister of Daisy Schaefer (Kim), John Collins (Laurel).  Violet is survived by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Myrtle and George, twin sister Irene Collins, her sisters Barbara and Patricia and brothers George, Roy, Ted, Don and Bill.

The family wishes to thank the GNGH Trillium staff for their kindness.  Thank you to Gloria and Gail, for their care and kindness.

Cremation has taken place.  Violet’s family will receive friends at Morse & Son Funeral Home, 5917 Main Street on Wednesday, November 18th at 10am. A memorial service will follow immediately in the chapel at 11am.  Interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery.  For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Breast Cancer Society.

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MacKENZIE, Kenneth Henry, Sr.

Posted by on November 12, 2015

MacKENZIE, Kenneth Sr-  After a brief illness on November 11, 2015 at St. Catharines General Hospital at the age of 75.  Loving husband of Marilyn for 26 years.  Cherished father of Donna Lint (Kenneth) and Kenneth Jr (Jeanette) and step father of Russell Wright and Mark Wright (Debbie).  Proud grandfather of Elizabeth and Keith, great grandfather of Christian and Mackenzie and great great grandfather of Bentley and Lily.  Step grandfather of Amy, Amber and Connor.  Dear brother of Margaret Catton and Alice Poulsen.  Brother-in-law of Shirley Martin (Wayne).

Cremation has taken place.  Private family arrangements have been entrusted to Morse & Son Funeral Home.  For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Sick Kids Foundation or to the Ronald McDonald House.

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LA PRAIRIE, Fr. Francis (Frank) E.

Posted by on November 10, 2015

LaPraire, Fr FrancisMay 13, 1951 – November 6, 2015
Passed away on November 6, 2015 at the age of 64 years. Ordained in 1977.  Predeceased by his parents Raymond and Angela La Prairie. Loving brother of Sharon Anne La Prairie (Barry).  Dear nephew of Jean (late Peter) Senese. Survived by his niece, Michelle Bantten (Lucas).  Fr. Frank served in many parishes throughout the Diocese.  In Windsor, most recently serving at St. Alphonsus, as well serving at St. Vincent de Paul Church. 

Visitation was held at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Main Chapel), 519-253-7234, 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E., on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 2-5 and 7-9 pm, the 4th degree St. Alphonse Kerckhaert Assembly, Knight of Columbus Colour Guard Corps were present for the Parish prayers Tuesday at 8pm. Visitation continued on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at St. Alphonsus Church (89 Park Street E.) from 1pm until time of Mass of the Resurrection at 3 pm. Visitation will be held for Fr. Frank La Prairie at the Morse & Son Funeral Home, 5917 Main St, Niagara Falls, on Thursday November 12, 2015 from 7 – 9pm. Vigil Prayers Friday at 8 pm.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday November 13, 2015 at Our Lady of the Scapular Church 6557 Thorold Stone Road, Niagara Falls, at 10:30am. Rite of Comital to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Niagara Falls. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Diocese of London Care of Priest’s Fund, St. Alphonsus Capital Fund or to the Alzheimers Society of Ontario.

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