Current Funerals


CECI, Donald Peter 'Barsy'
Passed away peacefully after battling cancer at home with family by his side on Saturday, March 28th, 2020 his 91st year. Predeceased by his wife Patricia 'Paddy' (1994), daughters Patricia (Bill) Hitching and Robin (Paul) Dumais. Loved grandfather of Donny and Diana 'DeeDee' (Tom). Great grandfather of Lyla, Kyle, Summer. Great great grandfather of Alyssa, Rylee, Jaelyn. Survived by sister Mary (late Robert) Nelson. Predeceased by parents Ernest & Grace Ceci, stepmother Lena Panicale, brothers Joseph (Colette) Ceci and Amelio Ceci. Don will be missed by his dear friend Helen Lewis and her daughter Diane (Peter). Brother-in-law of Albert (Judy) Wright, Tom (Candy) Wright, Frank (Donna) Wright, Larry (Jean) Wright, and the late Monica (Tommy) Capone and Owen Wright. He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Don worked at Ontario Paper before his retirement. He was Fire Chief with Thorold South Volunteer Firefighters and a member of the Canadian Corps Unit #44 and The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 17 in Thorold. A private family graveside service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery, Thorold. If so desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family and may be made through the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold.


DORTONO, Marlene Lillian (Murrell)
Passed peacefully at home surrounded by loving family on Friday, March 27th, 2020, age 73. Predeceased by husband David (2016). Beloved mother of David, Diane and Dawn. Cherished grandmother of David, Josh, Sianna, Katharine, Danielle, Braxton and Ben. Sister of the late Sonny (Ronald), Helen, late Elaine, Norman, late Jim, Lois, late Linda, Barb, Pat, Karen. Predeceased by her parents George and Irene. A private family graveside service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery, Thorold. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold.








PENDYKOSKI, John
Peacefully, at the St. Catharines Hospital on Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 in his 71st year. Beloved husband of Viola (nee Stewart)) for 50 years. Loving father of Ian (Eva) Pendykoski and Stacey (Terry) Westcott. Brother of the late Anita (Larry) Rozon, Doreen (Uwe) Paul, Edward (Susan) Pendykoski and Delores Pendykoski (Brian). Brother-in-law of Larry (Donna), Ivy (Ben) Andress, late Marjory (Victor) Davey, Judy (Wayne) Thurlow, Vivian (Ralph) Badgley, late Mary Ellen (Mike) Sanvido and the late Billy (1982). John will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. John loved his career in cable TV. He started as an installer in 1969, taking courses and advancing through many positions in his career. John retired as the Soutwest District Technician Manager with Cogeco. He was an avid outdoorsman, who loved camping, hunting and fishing. A private family service will be held at the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold. If so desired, donations to St. Joseph's Hospital would be appreciated by the family.



LUCIANI, Shirley Margaret (Lalonde)
Peacefully on Friday, March 20, 2020 at Hospice Niagara in her 97th year. Predeceased by her husband Joseph (2002). Loving mother of Gary (Kelly Elliott), Robert (Debra), Denis (Kim), Donald, David. Dear grandmother of Michael (Crystal), Jesse (Candice), Kyle (Rhonda), David (Alena), Rebecca, Jocelyne (Jordan), Joel, Breanne (Jeff) Dumont, Danielle (Colton). Great grandmother of Felix Dumont. Predeceased by parents Adolphus & Margaret Lalonde, brother Jack (Carmel) Lalonde and sisters Joyce (Joseph) Bussey, Lorraine (Basil) Storin. Shirley was a member of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church and the CWL A private family service will be held at the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold. Rite of Committal at Lakeview Cemetery, Thorold. If so desired, donations to Hospice Niagara or Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church would be appreciated by the family.


WOROBEL, Walter
Peacefully on Friday, March 20th, 2020 at Garden City Manor at the age of 90. He leaves behind his sister Mary Kempson and several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or service. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold.

LOWE, Carolyn 'Dianne'
On Thursday, March 12th, 2020 at the St. Catharines Hospital surrounded by her loving family at the age of 75. Predeceased by her parents Bert and Connie Lowe. Loving mother of Carolyn, William (Sherry), Tamara (James), Kimberly (Annie), Jennifer (Taylor). Proud grandmother of Justine, Christopher, Brandon, Willow, Erica, Jaedon, Melissa, Kayla, Meagan. Great grandmother of Holden, Benjamin, Mia, Delaniey, Jamison, Norah, Addie, Emma, Carson, Rayna. Cremation has taken place. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold. If so desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Now at Peace.







SULLIVAN, Christene (Kehoe)
Peacefully on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 at the St. Catharines Hospital in her 71st year. Beloved wife of Dennis for 52 years. Loving mother of Patrick (Diane), Joseph (Alexandra). Dear grandmother of Meghan (John), Andrew (Sierra), Mitchell (Hope), Aidan, Liam (Brooklyn). Loved sister of Tracy (Steve), Carol (Donovan), Carl (Claire). Predeceased by her parents Carl & Ruby Kehoe. Christene was a teacher at Holy Rosary and St. Charles Schools for 34 years. In her retirement she enjoyed many trips out west and spending time with her family in the Rockies. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or service. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold. If so desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.






LARONE, Sarah 'Sally'

Peacefully on Thursday, March 5th, 2020 at Linhaven Home for the Aged at the age of 86. Loving mother of Donna (Joe) Couture, Cheryl (Mike) Tiner, Sonya Hind (Brian Berg). Dear grandmother of Daniel (Jessica) Couture, Christian Couture, David Tiner, John Tiner, Kathleen Tiner (Colton Gdanski), Edmund Tiner, Sarah (Shane) Firth, Meghan Hind (Tyler Ross), Jessica Berg. Great grandmother of Eliana, Amelia, Aidan, Jake, Marley. Survived by sister Eileen (Richard Duffy) and brother Vince Gallant. Predeceased by brothers John, Allen, James and sisters Ida, Bertha, Katherine, Mildred. Special thanks to the staff at Linhaven for their friendship and care. The family will receive friends at the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold on Saturday from 1:00-2:00pm. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, March 7th at 2:00pm. If so desired, donations to the Alzheimers Society would be appreciated by the family.


ZUGNO, Luigia (Rossetto)
Peacefully on Sunday, March 1st, 2020 at Tufford Nursing Home in her 84th year. Predeceased by her husband Augusto Edo (2017). Loving mother of Sonia (Jerome) McDonald and Claudio (Angel). Dear Nonna of Riley, Christina, Vanessa, Amelio, Bennett and Isabella. Sister of the late Domenico (Helen) Rossetto, Leone (late Antoinette) Rossetto, late Esterina Rossetto of Italy, Rosetta (Louis) Marchetto, late Armida Silvello. The family will receive friends at the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold on Friday from 6:00-8:00pm and Saturday 10:00-11:00am. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, March 7th at 11:00am. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or Autism Ontario would be appreciated by the family.

GOURLAY, Margaret Ann (Callan)
Peacefully on Saturday, February 29th, 2020 at the St. Catharines Hospital in her 78th year. Beloved wife of Andrew for 52 years. Loving mother of Jim, Charles, Scott (Stephanie). Dear grandmother of Mackenzie-Anne, Kirsty, Alexander, Andrew, Abbigail. Survived by siblings Robin (Valerie), Alaister (Sandra) and predeceased by Bill (Terry) and Peter (Sandra). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Margaret was a Registered Nurse, training in Royal Victoria in Glasgow and Eastern District Maternity Hospital. Special thanks to Ruth. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or service. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold. If so desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.







BOGDANSKI, Chester
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February, 25th, 2020 at Royal Rose Place, Welland. Predeceased by his wife Anne (nee Onufreychuk). Survived by his sister Alice Bundzeak and her children Ron (Kathy), Garry (Shelley), William, Lori Bundzeak, and grandchildren. Also survived by brother-in-law Mel (Sophie) Holenski, nieces Brenda (VJ Singh), Catherine (Christian Larouche), and great nieces & nephews. Chester was a volunteer with Thorold South Fire Department, former President of Thorold Community Credit Union, St. John's Ambulance. He was an avid curler and photographer. Chester retired from Georgia Pacific after 40 years (Beaverwood Fibre Co). He served on the Corvette Tilsonburg during WWII. Chester enjoyed his travels to Europe and across Canada & United States with his wife Anne and particularly their get togethers with the Royal Canadian Naval Association. The family will receive friends at the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold on Friday from 7-9pm. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, February 29th at 11:00am. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to your favourite charity would be appreciated by the family.


HYNDMAN, Mary
Peacefully at home on Monday, February 17th, 2020 in her 96th year, surrounded by her family. Loving mother of June (John), Barbara (Brian), Patti (David), Earlene (Barrie), Dorothy (Mario). Predeceased by her husband Earl, son Michael, daughter Kathryn, son-in-law David. Loving Gramma and Great Gramma. Mary will be missed by special friends May and Charlie. Special thanks to Jan, Sarah, Dr. Dooler and Dr. Pringle. The family will receive friends at the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold on Monday from 7-9pm and Tuesday 10-11am. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, February 25th at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Thorold Food Bank would be appreciated by the family.

SIMPSON, Bob
Peacefully on Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 at Linhaven Nursing Home in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Lynda for 44 years. Loving father of Michelle and Debra. Dear grandfather of Johnathan. Survived by two brothers Doug and Don. The family will receive friends at the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold on Saturday, February 15th from 10:00-11:00am. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday at 11:00am. Cremation to follow. If so desired, donations to the Alzheimers Society would be appreciated by the family.


FRANZAK, Josephine 'Jessie'
Peacefully on Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 at Ina Grafton Gage Village in her 88th year. Predeceased by her husband Ziggy (2000). She will be held in loving memory by daughter Kathy, son-in-law Ed and their extended family. Aunt of several nieces and nephews. Jessie worked in the Thorold post office for many years. The family will receive friends at the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold on Tuesday from 11:00-12:00 noon. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, February 4th at 12:00 noon. Rite of Committal at Lakeview Cemetery, Thorold. If so desired, donations to Tender Wishes Foundation would be appreciated by the family.


SMEED, Audrey
Peacefully on Monday, January 27th, 2020 at the St. Catharines Hospital in her 88th year. Predeceased by her husband James (1994). Loving mother of the late Michael, Ralph (Betty), Brian, Bill, Catherine (Tony), Paul (Paulette), Barbara and Darlene. Survived by 14 grandchildren and several great grandchildren & great great grandchildren. Predeceased by her sisters Betty and Millie. She will be sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold on Saturday from 10:00-11:30am. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Church (31 Chestnut St. E., Merritton) on Saturday, February 1st at 12:00 noon. Cremation to follow. If so desired, donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.

MILLS, Wilfrid (Wilf) Francis
1944 - 2020
On Sunday, January 26th, 2020 at Chartwell Niagara Long Term Care Residence, Niagara on the Lake. Born and raised in Merritton, Wilf served six years in the Canadian Army in Canada and Germany, lived for many years in Edmonton and Regina, coming back to Niagara in 2013, after suffering a severe stroke. He worked for Avondale-Beatrice Foods-Parmalat Canada. On retirement, he became a Commissionaire at the RCMP headquarters in Regina. Wilf is survived by his children, Karen Ann, Mark Mills and Arnie Mills and his sister, Eileen (Gary) Muir and half-brother, Ernest Devison. He will also be missed by his faithful friends in SK and AB. Most sincere thank you to the staff at Chartwell Niagara for their excellent care and many kindnesses. As a member of SOS (Survivors of Stroke) Niagara, Wilf enjoyed the friendship and was very appreciative of the many learning and social activities SOS offers. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or service. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold. If so desired, donations to the March of Dimes would be appreciated by the family.



DE JONGE, Jon
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dear Dad, Opa and Friend. Jon leaves behind his wife Marilyn, his 3 children: Stanley de Jonge (Susan), Shirley Lemieux (Darrel) and Linda Sergenese (Jim). 8 Grandchildren Tanya and Maria, Candis, Corrie and Chrissy, Lindsay, Matthew and Tayler. As well as 13 Great Grandchildren, Gary and Gavin, Charlie, William, Payslie and Prestan, Mia and Noah, Clara, Evelyn and William and Gweneviere and Freya. Jon also leaves behind his surviving sisters Betsy DeKlerk (Ton) of Red Deer, AB and Annie Sikking (Bill) of Lethbridge, AB. He was one of 9 children born in Holland. Coba, Annie, Corrie, Arnold, Jon, Siets, Wilm, Kees and Betsy. Jon will be greatly missed by all who loved him. Special thanks to all the wonderful staff at Oakwood Park Lodge who took amazing care of our Dad and always treated him with kindness and dignity. Cremation has taken place and there will be a Celebration of Life on Wednesday, January 29th at the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold from 2:00-4:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oakwood Park Lodge (Niagara Falls) in Memory of Jon de Jonge or to the Niagara Falls Humane Society.


CARRIERE, Carl George
June 11, 1929 - January 22, 2020
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or service. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold.


COOPER, Sharon

Suddenly in Thorold on Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late "Stu" Cooper (1994). Mother of Shelley and Dalton Hall and the late Dale and Ted Cooper. Loved Nana of Jessica and Cody Irving and great-nana of Archer.  Predeceased by a granddaughter Allison, Sharon's parents William and Violet Twaddle and siblings Annette and Gerald. Sharon was very active at Trinity United Church, Thorold. She retired as secretary at Prince of Wales School, Thorold. She was an avid sports fan and loved gardening. She will be sadly missed by her beloved pet Zoe. A Private Family Funeral Service was held at the HAINE FUNERAL HOME AND CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold.  Interment Lakeview Cemetery, Thorold. If so desired, expressions of sympathy may be made to Trinity United Church, Thorold.


OSBORNE, Marsha Kathleen
November 1, 1948 - January 21, 2020
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or service. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold.


SIDER, William 'Bill' Edward
Peacefully on Saturday, January 18th, 2020 at Millenium Trail Manor at the age of 76. Beloved husband of Norma (nee Gilby) for 56 years. Loving father of Judi (late John), Mark (Arlene) and the late Michael (Darlene). Dear Papa of Bethany (Chris), Dakota, Dalton, Alyssa, Makayla, Vanessa, Blake. Great Papa of Meadow, Nevaeh, Kobryn. Survived by brothers of Gord (Bev), Ronald, Louis, sisters Linda, Diane and predeceased by brother George (Flo). Predeceased by his parents Walter and Eva. He will be sadly missed by many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Bill worked for General Motors for 35 years before retiring in 1991. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or service. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold. If so desired, donations to Canadian Diabetes Association or Alzheimers Society would be appreciated by the family.

PELISSERO, Penny Angela
October 7, 1947 - January 17, 2020
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or service. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold.


KENNY, Thomas Edward
Peacefully passed away on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 at the age of 56. Predeceased by his parents James 'Jim' (2017) and Mary Lenore (2005). Survived by his partner Grant. Loved brother of Bryan (Tracy). Dear uncle of Kiri, Douglas, Anthony and great uncle of Vincent, Mariah and James. Tom will be sadly missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends. Tom enjoyed the outdoors especially going north fishing with his parents, brother and cousins. He was employed with General Motors for 36 years. The family will receive friends & family at the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold on Friday  from 6:00-9:00pm. Vigil Prayers will be held in the funeral home on Friday at 7:00pm. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church (21 Queen St. S., Thorold) on Saturday, January 18th at 10:00am. Cremation to follow. If so desired, donations to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church or Mark Preece Family House would be appreciated by the family.




PEART, Stanley James
It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that the family announces the passing of Stanley James Peart of St. Catharines, Ontario, formerly of Timmins, Ontario after a short, but courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the St. Catharines Hospital at the age of 75. He leaves behind his loving wife Gisele Peart (Sasseville), sons James Peart and Allan Peart, grandson Joshua Peart and the apple of his eye, his granddaughter Emily Peart. He also leaves behind his brother Kenneth (Penny) Peart as well as three great-grandsons and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother and father (Pearl and Edward Peart), three sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law. Stan and his family spent many years living in the country where he took great pride in organic gardening, growing some of the finest fruits and vegetables to eat. He also enjoyed many years of hunting and fishing. With a passion for music, Stan spent many years playing his guitar in a traveling band as well as playing with local musicians in both the Timmins and St. Catharines area. The family wishes to extend a thank you to all of the doctors and nursing staff who helped in Stan's care. As per his wishes, cremation has taken place and funeral arrangements are entrusted to the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadain Cancer Society.


PANTANO, Maria Marietta (Curcio)
Peacefully on Saturday, January 4th, 2020 at Oakwood Park Lodge at the age of 79. Beloved wife of Carmine 'Fantino' for 50 years, celebrating their 50th anniversary in September. Loving mother of Carmine (Julia) Morelli, Frank (Fiorella) and Assunta 'Susie' (Jesse) Pascuzzo. Dear Nonna of Michael, Alex, Christina, Laura Maria, Maria Lisa, Carmine and Sabrina. Predeceased deceased by husband Carmine Morelli. Survived by siblings Luigi (Yolanda) Curcio, Rosetta (late Chris) Grano and Aldo (Giuseppina) Curcio. Maria was a Master Seamstress. The family will receive friends at the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9pm. Vigil Prayers will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday at 3:00pm. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church (21 Queen St. S., Thorold) on Thursday, January 9 at 11:00am. Rite of Committal to follow. If so desired, donations to Osteoporosis Canada would be appreciated by the family.


O'CONNOR, Shirley
Peacefully on Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital in her 91st year. Predeceased by her husband John (1993). Loving mother of the late Donnie (Argine), Connie (late Don Ellison), Karen (Frank) Cappelli, Colleen (Gerry) VanLeeuwen, Kelly Pearson (late Brian Nicholson), Kandy (Todd), Katie (Alex) Gillis, Kevin (Sheila). Dearly loved by many granchildren and great granchildren. Predeceased by son-in-law Rick Pearson. Will be sadly missed by her best friends Anna Smythe & Paul Dickinson. Predeceased by brother Walter (Margaret) Gunn, sisters Willa (Mike) Codey, Gwenyth (Colan) Watt and Irma (Bob) MacDonald. Shirley was member of St. Patrick's Church, Merritton for over 65 years and the CWL, St. Vincent dePaul Society and the Irish Club. Shirley was also an avid Blue Jays fan. The family will receive friends & family at the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9pm. Vigil Prayers will be held in the funeral home on Friday at 3:30pm. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Church (31 Chestnut St. E., Merritton) on Saturday, January 4 at 2:00pm. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the C.N.I.B. would be appreciated by the family.

MICHAUD, Leonard Martin
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Leonard Martin Michaud (Thorold, Ontario), who passed away peacefully on December 30, 2019. He was predeceased by: his parents Edmond and Helen Michaud. He is survived by his loving wife Jane (Ely); brother Peter (Cathy) Michaud, and sister Joan (Ken) Brown; his children, Karen (Michael) Ferrelli and Daniel (Jennifer) Michaud; his grandchildren, Daniella, Zoe, Michael and Amelia. Len was a life long educator, beginning his career in 1967 at Holy Rosary School, Thorold, then St. Aloysius, Thorold South, St. Kevin's in Welland and retiring from Cardinal Newman School in Niagara Falls in 2000. Many thanks to the wonderful relatives, friends, neighbours, caregivers who helped Len throughout his journey. The family will receive friends at the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Vigil Prayers will be held in the funeral home on Friday at 3:00pm. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church (21 Queen St. S., Thorold) on Saturday, January 4th at 11:00am. Cremation to follow. Those who wish, may make a memorial donation to the ALS Society of Canada or to Covenant House in Toronto would be appreciated by the family.



FREEMAN, Hubert Lawson

It is with sadness that uncle Hubert's nieces and nephews announce his departure to the next stage of his life in his 92nd year at Linhaven Home for the Aged on Sunday, December 29th, 2019. Predeceased by his father Leslie (1929), mother Bessie (Boucock) (1973), brothers William (1993), Vernon (1997), George (2004), beloved sister Ida Muir (1999), sister Joyce Hallport (2013). Hubert was employed by Provincial/Fraser Paper Company Thorold for 30 years as billing supervisor retiring in 1988. Prior to that he was employed by Hayes Dana as a buyer for 10 years. Hubert was a lifetime member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Thorold, an Elder of the congregation and a Trustee. Uncle Hubert is survived and loved by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews as well as friends here and abroad. Cremation has taken place. Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (24 Clairmont St., Thorold) on Saturday, January 4th at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (Indowment Fund) would be appreciated by the family. "Grace is the power of the resurrection, it is the key, the opening door, the step over the threshold" (Karl Barth - The Epistle to the Romans)

SUTTON, John Roland 'JACK' (WWII Veteran)
It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of our dad Jack. Affectionately known as the "The Candy Man" at the well-lived age of 97 on Friday, December 27th, 2019. Born to parents Lily and Percy Sutton and predeceased beloved wife Glenna (2001) and baby daughter (1963) and brothers Percy, Morris & sister Doris. Loving dad of Linda (Don) Ivey, Sandra (Jim) Matier, Judy (Gary) Boyuk and Cindy (Joe) Minicucci. Proud grandfather of Christopher (Kelly), Shannon (Nathan), Mark (Stacey), Michael (Christina), Amy (Darren), Lindsay (Shawn), Brandon (Paige) and 14 great-grandchildren and fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and his beloved cat "Mini". Our dad was enlisted in World War II from 1943-46 and upon his safe return, was employed at the Ontario Paper Company until his retirement in 1982. He enjoyed making 36 family trips to New Brunswick and you would easily spot him weekly at the Thorold Arena from his eloquent ice skating style until he was 80 years old. With the skates off, Jack was the consummate tinkerer of all things mechanical - especially his cars. On occasion, a fun visit to see the horses or play at the casino. Our family would like to give heartfelt gratitude and great appreciation to Dr. Tim Tatzel and his staff for their constant care, gentle compassion and kindness extended to our dad for many years. Thank you to Kelly Roy of the LHIN, Julie & staff at Woodlands Senior Day Centre, the Paramed PSW's for seeing that Jack's day started off well. To the "Nurse Next Door" for their personal service and to Henderson's Pharmacy (John & staff) for their kindness and exemplary level of service. Thank you to the staff and all his friends at Shorthills Villa where Jack resided and called it home for the last 8 years. Dad's favourite saying was: "You are only as old as you think you are" - A great lesson passed down to all of us! Upon Jack's wishes, a private family-only visitation will be held. The family invite friends and family to a service at St. John's Anglican Church (12 Carleton St. S., Thorold), on Thursday, January 2nd at 10:30am followed by burial at Pleasantview Cemetery, Hwy. 20, Fonthill. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Ostomy Canada Society and may be made through HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond St, South, Thorold (905) 227-1732.

CHERNUSKY, Lori Christine

Peacefully after a long Illness at the Greater Niagara General Hospital, Niagara Falls on Thursday, December 19th, 2019 age 58 years. Leaving behind a loving mother Verna Chernusky, brother Johnnie and her faithful dog Teddy who she absolutely adored. Predeceased by Edward "Bucko" Chernusky, grandparents Nana and Papa Chernusky and Maurice and Jessie Gatfield. Also leaving behind Aunt and Godmother Shirley Allan and Aunt Emilie Soyka along with many cousins and friends. Lori worked and lived most of her adult life in Toronto. A special thanks to the ICU staff and Doctors Rajagopal and Masood of the Niagara Falls Hospital, thanking them for their wonderful care. The family will receive their friends at the HAINE FUNERAL HOME AND CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold on Monday, December 23rd from 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

SHANDERSKY, Vera
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Vera Shandersky on December 12th, 2019 at the age of 83. Predeceased by her husband Walter (2010). Loving mother of Anna Kokotka and husband Stan of Beamsville, Mary Lesiuk and husband Lawrence of Hamilton and Olga Borge and husband Jan of Port Coquitlam, BC. Cherished grandmother of Daniel, Laura, Erik and Evan. Survived by her siblings Nadia Duranovic, Izidor Nebesny, Bohdan Nebesny, Luba Atalick and Julian Nebesny. Vera was a beautiful soul who had a deep love for her children. Vera was born in Bosnia, (former Yugoslavia). She immigrated to Canada in 1959 and shortly afterwards married Walter. Vera was a truly devoted Mother who enjoyed gardening, home canning, as well as sewing and knitting. Vera was a dedicated member of Sts. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Myrhorod (Ukrainian Seniors) and Ukrainian Catholic Women's League. The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Tufford Retirement Manor where Vera resided and lived comfortably for the past 3-1/2 years. The family will receive friends at the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold on Tuesday, December 17th, from 1:00-3:00 and 6:00-8:00pm. Panachyda will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday at 7:00pm. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, St. Catharines on Wednesday, December 18th, at 10:00am. Rite of Committal to follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Thorold. In lieu of flowers, donations in Vera's memory may be made to the CNIB or Sts. Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church.

CUNNINGHAM, Kevin Merle “Cap”
On Saturday, December 7th, 2019 In his 59th year. Survived by his daughter Jillian, brothers Steve and Mike, and many nieces and nephews. He worked on the ships, at E.D. Smith and the Fallsview Casino. He loved hockey - especially the Washington Capitals, fishing and Nascar. Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 24 Clairmont Street, Thorold on Saturday, December 14th at 2:00 pm. If so desired, donations to the St. Georges Breakfast Club (St. Catharines) would be appreciated by the family and may be made through the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold.

BUSH, Betty (Luey)
Peacefully on Thursday, December 5th, 2019 in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her husband, Doug Bush. Loving Mom of Betty Ann (Randy) Mazzei and Dave (Tracy) Bush. Dear Grandma of Jeff (Kinza) Mazzei, Chris (Faduma) Mazzei and Carly Bush. Great Grammie of Yusuf Mazzei. Longtime member of First Baptist Church, Thorold. Past volunteer to many charitable organizations. Former Club Champion at Lookout Point Golf Club and Beechwood Golf Club. Her kindness will not be forgotten. As per Betty's wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold.

SHUGAN, Anne (nee Zeliznak)
Peacefully on Monday, December 2nd, 2019 at Linhaven Home for the Aged in her 95th year. Predeceased by her husband Joseph (2014). Loving mother of Carol (Graham) Jack, David (Cindy) and Joseph (Jodi). Dear grandmother of Christian (Heather), Philip (Lynn) and great grandmother of Zoey and Carter. Survived by brother Richard (Nijole) Zeliznak and predeceased by sisters Dolores (Don) Green, Marcia (Jim) McGraw and brother Michael (Olga) Zeliznak. Cremation has taken place.  The family will receive friends at the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold on Tuesday, December 10th from 2-4 and 7-9pm.  Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, December 11th at 11:00am. If so desired, donations to Friends of Linhaven would be appreciated by the family.

PELLETIER, Leo
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Leo Pelletier, a great husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend on October 20th, 2019 in his 83rd year. Leo passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving devoted wife, family and friends. Leo lived a full life and will be forever missed by those that loved him and cared for him, his wife of 17 years Miranda Pelletier, his family and friends, Shirley (Richard), Larry (Sharon), Joey (Hailey, Payten, Mia), Doris, Robin, Bradley, Jessica, Fabian and Desmond. Leo worked for General Motors for 40 years and enjoyed playing pool, golfing, bingo, the casino and dancing. Cremation has taken place.


GRAVES, Troy
Suddenly on Thursday, November 28th, 2019 at the age of of 47. Survived by his wife of Katja (Uhlig). Loving father of Sandra and Jonathan. Loved son of Dorothy and the late Ted. Survived by brother Bill (Stephanie). Predeceased by brothers Rick (Jackie) and Darryn (Nancy). Troy will be sadly missed by his grandmother Jean. He is survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A celebration of Troy's life will be held at The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 138 (2 Chestnut St. E., Merritton) on Sunday, December 8th at 2:00pm. Cremation has taken place.