Obituary of COLES: Dr. Robert Ellis of Calgary, Alberta

Posted by on December 9, 2018

 

“Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys….let ‘em be doctors and lawyers and such”.  But, what if your baby is a doctor AND a cowboy??

The passing of Dr. Robert Ellis Coles on November 26, 2018 is announced by his daughter Christine Coles (her husband Dave and their daughter Phoenix), his daughter Melissa Flynn (her daughters Cypris and Jordis), his son Jonathan Coles (his wife Jessica, their daughters Andrew and Sawyer and son Jeven) and their brother Joshua Coles.

Robert, aka Bob/Doc, was born an only child at the Norfolk General Hospital in Simcoe, Ontario on March 17, 1946.  He is survived by many cousins, including Dale Coles who was like a brother growing up.  He is predeceased by his father Henry Ellis Coles (January 1, 1923 Port Dover, Ontario – April 16, 2008 Calgary, Alberta), his mother Edith (Albert) Coles (March 6, 1920 Moosehorn, Manitoba – March 12, 2009 Calgary, Alberta), his maternal grandparents Fred Albert and Christina Margaret Aitken and paternal grandparents Charles Elgin Coles and Ethel Charlton.

Bob grew up in Port Rowan, Norfolk County, moving to Cambridge (Galt), Ontario in 1957. His father Henry Coles served in WWII as sergeant in B Company of the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps in charge of radiator and tinsmith division of the vehicle maintenance crews from 1942-1946.  Henry then went on to established North End Radiator Service in 1959.   Safe to say this was the birth place of Bob’s lifelong love affair with cars, especially Corvettes (although his first car was a robin blue convertible 1955 Cadillac). 

After graduating with honours from Galt Collegiate Institute and Vocational School in 1965 (where he pitched for the baseball team, was on the basketball team, student council and many other activities), he was accepted to the College of Optometry of Ontario in Toronto.  In 1967 the school moved to Waterloo and became the University of Waterloo School of Optometry, where he continued his studies.

After four years of dating through school, Bob (age 22) married Gisela Oehne (age 20) of Preston, Ontario in June 1968. Bob graduated May 1969 with a Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree. Together Bob and Gisela set up his first practice after graduation at 111 Wellington Street in Preston, Ontario.  

‘Go West Young Man’.  And so he did…  They sold their practice and moved to Calgary, Alberta in July 1972 to join Dr. Garth Mann at the Bonavista Eye Clinic.  Staying at the then Siesta Inn for this first trip, Bob wandered next door to check out Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall, which had just opened months prior in April 1972.  It is then and there a friendship with Harris Dvorkin, one of the two Ranchman’s co-founders, was forged. Bob’s love of a Wild West country lifestyle and his entrepreneurial spirit soon made this not only his Calgary Stampede home base, but an office of sorts through his career.  (Mr. Dvorkin passed on April 20, 2017- just one week before Ranchman’s 45th anniversary). 

Bob and Gisela’s first daughter Christine Anne arrived in 1973, their second daughter Melissa Marie in 1975 and first son Jonathan Robert in 1977.  Bob and Gisela were divorced in 1979. 

Gone their separate ways, Gisela brought Joshua in to the world in 1982. Giving him the Coles name, he became one of the four “Coles Kids”.  Bob moved to Phoenix, Arizona from 1983 to 1987 with his second wife Carol and her teenage children Janet and Mark.  Returning to Calgary, Bob and Carol were separated in the early 90s and later divorced.  

Bob lived the rest of his years with his Good Hearted Woman, life and business partner Linda Babuik.  They made many memories of shared interests such as travel (favourites included Hawaii and Las Vegas), country music concerts, rodeos (including of course The Stampede but especially the NFR in Vegas) and their camp ‘homestead’ at Riverbend in Okotoks.  Linda’s daughters Tricia and Keri, together with Keri’s husband Jim and their children Trevor and Taylor (and Taylor’s son Sawyer), added greatly to the support and memories throughout these years. 

His children wish to remember him as the smart witted, extremely intelligent, entrepreneurial, musically talented and charismatic person he was. He was an avid car fan, having owned more than two dozen Corvettes over his lifetime and no stranger to twisting a wrench here or there. He was musically inclined, playing guitar, banjo and singing. He was a quick wit and at times a prankster.  He had a love for snakeskin cowboy boots, fishing (including Ice fishing), Disneyland, Canadian Tire, billiards of all sorts, Colt cigars, Vegas, Banff, Elvis worthy jewelry, dry roasted peanuts, fur coats (he has a long family line of fur trappers, including pioneering life long employees of the Hudson Bay Company), steak dinners, egg salad sandwiches, Stetson hats, big belt buckles, cooking, the country lifestyle and Christmas decorating among other things.  He was certainly the only optometrist wearing pressed black Wranglers, cowboy boots and a Stetson with his lab coat.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no formal service.  His children gathered in Banff for a tribute the Doc would be proud of.  The Man.  The Myth.  The Legend.  He was one of a kind. 

-Cripper, JR, Lissy & Josh

farm.house@me.com

“He’s done some wrong, he’s done some right

Won and lost some fights

Highs and lows, that’s the way it goes

It ain’t always sweet tea

Lovin’, runnin’, son of a gun, like an old outlaw

But ain’t that country”  -The Cadillac Three

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Obituary of Slavec, John. 1927-2018

Posted by on October 3, 2018

Born in Knezak, Slovenia

1927-2018

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Obituary of ULMER, El (Elmer) of Kelowna, British Columbia

Posted by on August 28, 2018
El (Elmer) William Ulmer
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Elmer at the age of 86 on Thursday, August 23, 2018 in Kelowna, BC.
He was a devoted husband, father, brother and friend to many. Elmer was born Nov 8, 1931 in Melville, Sask (close to Lorlie) and lived most of his life in Regina where he met and married Joan, his wife of 65 years. He was a printer for over 60 years and enjoyed playing fast pitch softball as shortstop for the Barker Gems, continuing to play for many years after his retirement. He built a wonderful cottage on Last Mountain Lake that was enjoyed for 20 years until they retired to Kelowna BC, where he lived the Okanagan life for 22 years.
Elmer was a kind man, always active, energetic and as sharp as a tack. He treated people equally and with respect and really listened to what they had to say before judging them. He was always ready to share a laugh with his many friends and always happy to say a friendly hello to anyone. He loved to play bridge, billiards, golf and cribbage and was an active Christian man with much faith in his belief.
He is survived by his beloved wife Joan, his son Jeff (Marianne), daughter Kelly (Dave), 2 grandsons Christian (Amanda) and Cameron, 5 sisters and 1 brother.
A service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 1162 Hudson Rd, West Kelowna, BC. Thurs, Sept 6 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers kindly forward donations to the Kelowna SPCA, 3785 Casorso Rd, Kelowna. Condolences may be directed to the family through Hansons’ Arbor Funeral & Cremation Centre www.hansonsfuneral.ca
We wish to give our heartfelt thanks to the doctors, nurses, social workers and staff at the Kelowna General Hospital for their amazing compassion and dedication to our family and Elmer.
We lost a wonderful person and he will be greatly missed.
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Obituary of MANNERING: Vonne Ray, of St. Thomas, formerly of Fort Erie, Ontario

Posted by on August 2, 2018

MANNERING, Vonne Ray, of St. Thomas, at the Valleyview Home on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, a special child of God, passed into the arms of Jesus her Lord and Saviour, in her 72nd year.  This “prayer warrior” has no more pain, no confusion, no suffering.  Vonne was a former resident of Fort Erie, ON, where she was born on December 10, 1946.  She was a member of Eastwood Fellowship Baptist Church, St. Thomas.  Vonne was the beloved daughter of the late Ruby (née Graydon) (Mannering) Brewster (1997), and the step-daughter of the late Bill Brewster.  Dear sister of Richard Mannering (Susan), loving aunt of Steven and Stacy Mannering, and great aunt of Natasha and Christian, all of St. Thomas, and Christopher of Kitchener.  Best friend of Gayle Wiltsie, loving niece of Janet Brewster, and also fondly remembered by Jim and Linda MacDonald, and Janet Seburn, all of Fort Erie.  Cremation has taken place.  A service to celebrate Vonne’s life will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Monday, August 6th at 11:00 a.m.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family from 10:00-11:00 a.m.  Interment will be made in Greenwood Cemetery, Fort Erie at a later date.  If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Valleyview Home re: Family & Friends Council or Eastwood Fellowship Baptist Church.  The family is very grateful to the Valleyview Home staff on the Wabash and dementia units for their many years of dedicated care.

Online condolences graciously accepted at www.siftonfuneralhome.com

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Obituary of KIDSON, Frank Durham of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on May 24, 2018

Passed away peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital surrounded by his family, on May 23, 2018, in his 88th year.  Predeceased by his first and loving wife Edith (nee Towns), his mother Frances, and his two brothers Ed and Robert.  He is survived by his sister Diane Helen and his brother Bill.  Loved and cherished by his beloved wife Mary Coyle, her sons James (Nancy), Joseph (Rosemarie), Steven (Elaine) and their families.  Held in the hearts of his daughters Linda (Ward), Diane (Bill), Sally (Bruce) and Karen (Andrew), and his 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.  Sincere thanks to the staff of the Palliative Care Unit at Northumberland Hills Hospital for their professional and compassionate care of Frank and his family.  Memorial service to be held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church on Monday June 4, 2018 at 11 a.m. Donations may be made to St. Peter’s or Northumberland Hills Hospital Palliative Care Unit.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com

May he rest in peace and with Christ, rise in glory.

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Obituary of SANTAROSSA: Bill of Dutton, Ontario

Posted by on April 8, 2018

Suddenly, at his home in Dutton, Ontario, Bill Santarossa at the age of 62.  Bill is survived by his mother Shirley Santarossa (Connor) and predeceased by his father Andy Santarossa.  Bill was a well known and well respected businessman in West Elgin.  He was the proud owner of Santarossa Shooting Sports, now in it’s 20th year.

He was a special part of the Reive and Vanoverbeke families and his long time pal Ken Laframboise.

He will be dearly missed by many friends, colleagues and hunting camps.

Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE on Friday, April 13th, 2018 from 5 – 9 pm and Saturday, April 14th, 2018 from 12 – 2 pm followed by a funeral service at 2 pm.  This will be a casual affair and you are invited to dress as such.

Interment to follow at McColl cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Shooting Sports Association would be appreciated.  Share a memory at www.denning.ca 519 785-0810.

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Obituary of NALEZINSKI, Edward

NALEZINSKI, Edward – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Edward at the GNGH at the age of 60. Father of Terri Manuel (Greg), Tina Glandon (Steve), and Dawnie Glandon (Richard). Survived by his mother Marie Dabald and his sister Betty Nalezinski (the late Daryl Beaulieu). Predeceased by his father Michael Nalezinski. He will be remembered by nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Family will receive friends at MORSE & SON FUNERAL HOME, 5917 Main St, on Monday March 19, 2018 from 11AM-1PM with a celebration of his life at 1PM. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

For those who wish, memorial donations to The Canadian Mental Health Association would be appreciated.

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Obituary of GILMORE, Gail Marie

GILMORE, Gail M. (nee Walker) – After a lengthy illness on Sunday, March 11, 2018, Gail passed away at the Welland Hospital at the age of 75. Loving wife of Wayne for 51 supportive and dedicated years. Beloved mother of Mark (Kristine), Amy (George) and Jim (Laura). Adored grandma of Ryan, Kristen & Lauren, Kaden, Erica, Alessandro & Emma. Gail will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Survived by her brother John “Skip” Walker (Dawn). Predeceased by parents Bill & Mary Walker, her brother Bruce & Sister Lyne. Gail was a long-time member of the Niagara Weavers Guild and enjoyed many great memories with her friends there.

Cremation has taken place and family will receive friends on Friday, March 16, 2018 at St. John’s Anglican Church, 3428, Portage Road, from 10 AM- 12 PM with a celebration of her life to follow at 12 PM. A private inurnment will take place at a later time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Niagara Falls Humane Society, The Kidney Foundation of Canada or to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated. The family are very thankful for the compassionate care she received from many nurses and doctors.

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Obituary of WESTLAKE, David Blair

WESTLAKE DAVID BLAIR

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of David Blair Westlake after a brief illness, on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the age of 58, David passed away peacefully at home with his wife and best friend Jayme by his side. He was the proud and loving father to Emily (Shane), Noah, Grant, Carleen (Mike), Stuart (Michelle). David was an amazing “Krampus” to granddaughters, Kenzi-Lu and Hayley. He was a dedicated son to Margaret (predeceased 2012) and Arnold and his wife Marie. David will be missed by his brother and friend Bruce, fondly referred to as “Bubba” and siblings John (Sheree) Locke, Beth (Dan) Quinn, David (Sue) Locke, Peter Locke and their families. David will be sadly missed by the extended Westlake and Remington families. David was adored by his Mother-in-Law, Betty Swanwick, Sister-in-Law Tracy (Mike) Piggott, Brother-in-Law, Adam Swanwick and their families.

As a teenager, his love of the arts began at the Magnus Theatre in Thunder Bay. David was a student of Philosophy at the University of Toronto and continued his studies at the National Theatre School in Montreal. Over the years David was employed at various theatres across Canada. For the past 20 years and at the time of his passing, David was employed at the Shaw Festival Theatre as a Scenic Constructor. He was a member of IATSE Local 461 Union.

David had a passion for music and as an avid musician loved to play the guitar and sing and was a member of the St. Marks Anglican Church Choir. He experienced life with a gentleness and sly humour and always had a friendly smile and curiosity about what was going on in the world.

A special thanks to the oncology nurses in 3B at St. Catharines General Hospital and to Paramed & VON palliative nurses who watched over David when he came home.

As per David’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at St.

Mark’s Anglican Church, 41 Byron Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, on Monday March 26th at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow.

Memorial donations to the St. Mark’s Anglican Church Music Program and Hospice Niagara,

www.hospiceniagara.ca would be appreciated by David’s family.

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Obituary of CAMERON, Crystle

CAMERON, Crystle – With great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend on Thursday March 8, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her loving family at the age of 58. Beloved wife of Glenn for 36 years. Devoted mother to Valerie Oliveira (Kevin) and Stephen Cameron (Megan). Proud grandmama of dear Quinn. Cherished sister of Shirley LeRoy (Duane), Feryn Craven (Ray), Warren Bennett (Cheryl) and Glenna Prins (Ted); daughter-in-law of Ethel Cameron; sister-in law of Nancy Cameron, and aunt to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Irvine Bennett and Gladys Bilson and father-in-law Stillman Cameron. Crystle fought a courageous battle with brain cancer. She will be missed dearly by all of her family and friends and will be remembered for her infectious smile and gentle spirit. We wish to thank the team at Juravinski Cancer Centre for their compassionate care and Dyanne Swanson of ParaMed for her wonderful care and support.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at the MORSE & SON EVENT CENTRE, 5929 Main Street, Friday March 16 from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday March 17 from 2-4 p.m. A memorial service will be held in Renfrew County in summer 2018. In lieu of flowers, donations to Juravinski Cancer Centre would be appreciated.

 

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Obituary of MORRISON, Ramsay Alexander

MORRISON, Ramsay Alexander

1929-2018

Honest, loyal, kind and humorous. Ramsay passed away Monday, March 5, 2018 peacefully at his home with wife Sharon at his side. Predeceased by mother (Margaret), and father (James) originally from Scotland, sister Sheila (William) Royce, and twin brother Frank (Jean). He was blessed with a son Cam, and daughter Nancy (Carol), also two grandchildren Kauna and Tomas. Included are many nieces and nephews. Ramsay was a carpenter for Cooper Construction and was a proud member of the Local 18 Carpenters Union for 70 years. His joy in life was belonging to the St. Catharines Royal Scottish Country Dancing Society, and being the one and only “groupie” at the Evergreen Singers singouts. A special thanks to CCAC, PSW’s, attending nurse’s home visits and night nurses from the Niagara Region. Our neighborhood has been wonderful, what with many visits and provisions of homemade nourishments.

A private funeral will be held. Memorial service to be held in the near future. Details to follow. Donations to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation would be appreciated.

 

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Obituary of MCGHIE (WEATHERBEE): Barbara (Bobbie) of Niagara Falls

Posted by on March 6, 2018

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We are devastated to announce, In her 61st year, after a short and courageous battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Bobbie (Barbara) died peacefully with friends and family by her side, at Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton on February 18, 2018.
She is survived by her cherished partner Jean Boileau. Loving mother of Samantha Paul (Jason), Sabrina Hartshorn, Jamie McGhie, and Chelsea. Devoted grandmother of Braydon, Alyssa and Domenic. A wonderful Aunt to her nieces and nephews. Bobbie was predeceased by her parents; Dale and Margaret Weatherbee, Sister Cheryl Rivard, and a few uncles and aunts. She will be fondly remembered by many family and friends.
A Celebration of Life is planned for family and friends on Saturday 10 March 2018 beginning at 1:30 PM, at the Delphi Banquet Facilities at 4414 Portage Road Niagara Falls, ON. There will be a hot buffet and beverages available. As Bobbie was not a traditional person, there will not be a religious service, however a few words will be said in her honour at 5 PM. Bobbi will be laid to rest at a later date in Oxford, Nova Scotia with her parents and sister.

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Obituary of FESSLER, Helen Mary

Posted by on February 28, 2018

FESSLER, Helen Mary – Sadly we announce the peaceful passing of our dear Mother and Grandmother, on Friday February 23, 2018 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late John (2012). Loving mother of Marilyn Judd (Ken), Dianna Fessler and John Fessler. Proud grandmother of Daniel, Ivan, Marcus and James. Dear sister of the late Ernie, the late Attila (Lina), Mary, David (Pat) and Shirley (Lou). Helen was a long time member of the Niagara Woodcarvers Association. She will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends. The family will receive friends at MORSE & SON FUNERAL HOME, 5917 Main Street, Monday (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Vigil will be held at 8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas More Church. Rite of Committal will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

 

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Obituary of MIDDLETON, Robert “Neil”

Posted by on February 28, 2018

MIDDLETON, Robert “Neil” – Passed away peacefully with his family beside him on February 23, 2018 at GNGH. Neil was 78 years old. He will be greatly missed by his wife Margaret, his sons Greg (Rita) Middleton and Mark Middelton, step-daughter Barbara and David Lee, stepson Ian Hannah, Doctor Barbara Bryer, grandchildren Doctor Alexandra Lee, Mark Lee, Leigh and Jack Hannah. Neil was an active member of St. Andrews Scottish Society in Niagara-on-the-lake. He also hosted the Quaich which is the Scottish tasting and dinner, held at the Old Winery. He will be missed by his many friends, including special friends Shelagh and Mac Moolman and Lillian and Harold Krogh. Cremation has already taken place and a celebration of life will be held at MORGAN FUNERAL HOME, 415 Regent St. Niagara-on-the-Lake on Wednesday March 7, 2018 at 11 am. Those who wish can make a donation to the Humane Society of Niagara Falls.

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Obituary of BARWELL, Marina (Sams)

Posted by on February 28, 2018

BARWELL, Marina (Sams) – Passed away peacefully in her sleep at West Park Health Centre, St. Catharines on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at the age of 83.  Beloved wife of Ronald for 48 years.   Devoted mother of Andrew.  Dear sister of Sheila Pearson.  Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Predeceased by her parents Hilda and Leonard Sams, brother Cyril Sams and sister Eileen Veysey.

The family will receive friends at MORSE & SON FUNERAL HOME, 5917 Main St., on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  A service to celebrate the life of Marina will be held at the funeral home on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 11 a.m., reception to follow. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Pelham, ON. Those who wish may make a memorial donation to the Alzheimer’s Society.

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Obituary of BROWN, Diana Lynne

Posted by on February 28, 2018

BROWN CARTER, Diana Lynne – On Sunday, February 25, 2018, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital. Born Diana Lynne Carter on February 27, 1946.  Mother of Tammy and Angela, grandmother of Justin, Nathan and Emily and sister of Cindy.  Predeceased by parents Charles and Vera Carter.

Burial to take place at Woodlawn Cemetery, Welland, on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 11 a.m. Donations to the Niagara Falls Humane Society would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the Morgan Funeral Home, 415 Regent St. (905-468-3255).

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Obituary of

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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Obituary of 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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Obituary of 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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Obituary of 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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Obituary of 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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Obituary of 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.

Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at www.morseandson.com

 

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Obituary of OAKE: Stephanie, of Niagara Falls, formerly of West Elgin

Posted by on February 7, 2018

Peacefully, surrounded by family, on Monday, February 5, 2018, at Hospice of Windsor, Stephanie “Steph” Oake, of Niagara Falls, passed away at the age of 32. Beloved daughter of Christina Oake (née Kieraszewicz) and step-daughter of Charles Pope.  Steph will be lovingly remembered by her sister, Elana and brother-in-law Ben Andrew and brother, Harrison Oake and sister-in-law Michelle.  Predeceased by her father, Christopher Oake (1991) and her niece, August Andrew (2017).  Cherished niece of Aunt Halina and Uncle Jim Bain, Uncle Andy and Aunt Laura Kieraszewicz and Aunt Wanda and Uncle Cliff Johnston.  She will be missed by many cousins and friends.  Steph attended high school at West Elgin Secondary School and later became a Pastry Chef after graduating from Niagara College.  Relatives and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF RODNEY, 212 Furnival Road, Rodney (519-785-0810) on Thursday, February 8th from 6 – 9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 11 a.m. Interment in Rodney Cemetery.  Memorial donations to London Health Sciences Foundation or Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family.

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Obituary of 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.

Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at www.morseandson.com

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Obituary of SAYERS, Leona of Sarnia

Posted by on January 29, 2018

SAYERS, LEONA – At Vision Nursing Home on Sunday, January 28, 2018, Anna “Leona” (Stonehouse) Sayers, age 88 of Sarnia passed away. She was the loving wife of the late George Rayburn Sayers and dear mother of Donald Sayers and loving grandmother of Brittany Sayers. She was predeceased by her parents John and Margaret (O’Neil) Stonehouse and her son Peter. Leona was born and raised in Sarnia and was a member of Dunlop United Church. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at 1:30 pm. Visitation will begin an hour prior to the service on Friday at 12:30 pm. Private interment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations made in memory of Leona to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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