Armbrust, Nancy

Babe, Betty

Cowell, Mary Jane

Flemming, Patricia

Gagnon, Doug

Grandbois, Guy

Hoffman, Glen

Kay, Mac

Marois, Armand

Matthews, Don

McLaughlin, Elsie

McLaughlin, John

Pike, Norm

Russell, Jim

Tanguay, Marriel

Vocal, Yvon

Harris, George

Murray, Frank

Lampman, Red

Mariage, Jean Claude

Riel, Jean Guy

McAninch, Frank

Brkljacic, Lucille

Grenier, Therese

Byer, Greg

Craigs, Kenneth

Demers, Andy

Lacourse, Rene

Robinson, Al

Dickie, Scott

Jolin, Ernie

Matthews, Sue

Searle, Bill

Searle, Sue

Thompson, Jessie

Vachon, Elaine

Berger, Helen

Ducharme, Jerry

Gray, Roy

Turfry, Terk


Mason, Charlie

Bozzato, Dawn

Murray, Jerry

Brochu, Deborah

Garrison, Rob

DiMarco, Gary

Ryan, Karen

Benton, Clive

Lorrie Murray




Betty Babe Ms. Betty Babe

In Memory Of A Good Friend, Whose Continuous Encouragement and Support, Gave A Dart Rookie A Life Long Love Of The Game.

Our mom was the most caring and thoughtful person we know. She would do anything for anyone and always put us first. Our mom taught us how to love and be loved by showing us how to care for one another as well as life its self.  She showed us what friendship was all about.  She is the best mother as she never let us down.  Our mother was a true friend as she was always there for us and whoever needed a helping hand.  This is why we love our mom and will try to live our lives like hers as she has shown us so much. We Love you mom now and forever!

Your loving daughters Patti & Carri



Guy Grandbois 

Mr. Guy Grandbois


Passed Away:  October 15, 2001


Beloved common-law husband of Therese Grandbois.  Loving father of 4 sons, 2 daughters, 2 step-sons and 1 step-daughter.  Also surviving are his 4 brothers and 5 sisters.  Guy is sadly missed by his 11 grandchildren.


Guy was born in Magog, Quebec in 1933 and moved to Welland in 1950, where he owned and operated Guy's Meat Meat Market on Welland Street for 37 years.




Don Matthews  Mr. Don Matthews

Passed Away: May 5, 1994


In Memory Of:

A wonderful husband, father and special Grandpa.

Don had a great sense of humour, and enjoyed playing golf and darts.  Anyone who knew him, has fond memories or funny Don stories to tell.  He is greatly missed by all.












Elsie McLaughlin  Mrs. Elsie McLaughlin

Elsie was also affectionately known as "Mother Elsie" and as "Nanna" to many.

A simple and honest woman, Elsie was always willing to lend a hand. Likeable and fun loving, she was also known for her love of the game of BINGO.

Elsie was a member of the "Targets" dart team.

Elsie enjoyed playing darts. Just ask any of us that had the pleasure to play with or against her. 

The phrases "Nice Darts Nanna" and "Hard Lines Nanna" whenever heard, will bring back many fond memories.

Under the "N".........Nanna



Mac Kay 

Mr. William Malcolm (Mac) Kay


Born April 23/1945 to March 12/ 2003


Mac had a zest for life and it was demonstrated through his profession as a carpenter, his darts and most of all his family, Gloria, Bill and Christine.


He was a proud, kind hearted honest man who cherished his family and always took care of them.  It bought him joy encouraging Christine to throw the perfect dart.


Mac loved playing darts and was part of various dart activates such as;

  • President one year on the Niagara Frontier Dart League.

  • Executive on the Welland District Open Dart League as a statistician.

  • Friday Night Men Dart League where his was the president for a few years.


Those who knew Mac remember the smile, humor and dedications he represented. 


Mac always just wanted to simply play darts and he stood behind playing a good game, having a few drinks and enjoying the atmosphere



Jim Russell

Mr. James (Jimmy) Russell


Born:  December 15, 1939, Bonnybridge, Scotland

Passed Away: August 1st, 2003


Founder of the Welland & District Open Dart League in 1983.

Jimmy was a good husband and best friend to his dear wife Margaret.  He was a loving father to his two daughters Janice and Wendy.  Jimmy introduced Janice and Wendy to the game of darts, which as anyone who knew Jimmy, was his passion.

Jimmy was a great teacher of the game and always made himself available to anyone regarding the game of darts.  .

His life was his family and darts. Jimmy saw the good in everyone.  He was a very good natured person.  The only thing he ever argued over was darts.

Jimmy will  be remembered for unparalleled sportsmanship in assisting anyone in learning their finishes.  We learned that double one, is just another double, as Jimmy would throw his "marker" to split the "11" wire, then his "guide" to the "1" wire, and "Game" as his last dart landed in the double-one bed.

We are all better players and people today, and are honored to have known you.

Thank you Jimmy


Mr. Yvon Vocal 

Vocal, Yvon - Of the Woolcott Wing in Welland passed away at the Welland County General Hospital on Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at the age of 72 years. Father of Roseline Brennan, brother of Ovila Vocal, Marriette Lamontagne, Vincent Vocal, Rejeanne Tanguay, Luiggia Cadrin, Armelle Asselin and Rejean Vocal. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Constant and Adela Vocal and a brother Francis Vocal.  He will be greatly missed by very close friends and family.



Norm Pike  Mr. Norm Pike

Passed Away on March 16, 2003

This is a rather nice picture of Norm showing a side of him that few people knew.  He is at work aboard the self unloading bulk carrier , the Algolake, as it sails one of the Great Lakes.

Norm was a great family man.  He loved to play darts and loved people in general.

He always greeted people with a hello or with a handshake and will always be remembered as a kind hearted person.

Norm passed away at his residence on March 16, 2003 at the age of 65.

He is very sadly missed.



George Harris  Mr. George Harris

Passed Away on December 9, 2005

In his 82 year, George passed away peacefully with his family by his side.

George was a decorated war veteran and a life member of Branch #4, Welland.

George was an avid dart player, as well as cribbage and card player.

George is survived by his wife Florence, his children George Jr., Patrick, Debbie, Bonnie, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Mr. Frank Murray 

MURRAY- FRANK Lester Peacefully, surrounded by his family, Frank passed away at home on Friday December 23, 2005 at the age of 63 years.

He will be sadly missed by Audrey, his loving wife of 23 years. Husband of the late Valerie Arbour 1980. Devoted father of Brian partner Jeanette of Vancouver, Melissa Rob Rogers of Vancouver, Carolyn Baltich partner Jackie of Sherkston, Trent Woelfle Marlene of Port Colborne , Anne Kramer of Fonthill, son-in-law of Eugenia Biederman. Much loved Papa to Jordan Baltich, Matthew, Tyler and Samantha Rogers, Eric and Chad Woelfle, Melissa and Lauren Kramer. Frank will be sadly missed by his sister Phyllis Chuck Butyn, Brothers John Lorrie, Bob Scotty, Jerry Kathy, Jim Carol and Rick. He will be reunited in heaven with his brother Don. Always dear in the hearts of his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his mother Margaret nee Wheaton Murray.

Frank was a long time employee of Atlas Steels and worked with Audrey at E.D. Woelfle Ltd.  He enjoyed many long term friends at Niagara Air Bus. He was alderman, City of Port Colborne for 2 2 year terms, 1979 1982 inclusive. Frank accepted the challenge of his illness and his faith, positive outlook and unique sense of humour will be missed by all who knew him. His hobbies included playing with his grandchildren, golf, baseball, gardening and living in his trailer.


Mr. Red Lampman

LAMPMAN, HERMON Red at the Welland County General Hospital on Sunday, January 22, 2006 in his 89th year.

Loving husband of Mamie for 64 years, father of Ronald Shirley, Robert Barb and Kim John McNaughton. Grandfather of Kristin Chris Davies, Keara Mike Jakic, Craig Lampman, Karina and Douglas McNaughton, and great-grandfather of Teagan, Tayah and Kalea. Predeceased by his parents Isaac and Alice Lampman and sister Iris Schultz.

He was a World War II Veteran who served with the Lincoln and Welland Regiment. He was an avid sportsman retiring from his position as captain with the Welland Fire Department in 1977 after 31 years of service. He was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion.  


Mr. Jean Claude Mariage 

MARIAGE, Jean Claude - At Welland General Hospital on December 23, 2004, Jean-Claude of Welland in his 69th year.

Beloved husband of Adrienne Carrey Mariage. Dear father of Roger Viviane and Jeannette Wilcox Roger of Welland. Cherished brother of Alexandre of Montral, Adrien Prscille, Jean Pauline of Rouyn Norande, Jeannine Michaud and Albertine Ducharme all of Welland. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Chad and Andy Mariage, Allison, Eric and Krista Wilcox. He is predeceased by his parents Albert and Josephine and three brothers Paul, Marcel and Roland. Jean-Claude was born in Rouyn Noranda, Qubec and came to Welland in 1951. He belonged to the Social Club, the Renaissance Club and Chevaliers de Colombs. 


Mr. Jean-Guy Riel 


RIEL, Jean-Guy, It is with great sadness that the Riel family announces the passing of Jean Guy Riel on Thursday March 26th, 2009, at the Welland Hospital in his 71st year.

Beloved Husband and companion of Rachel (Beaumier) Riel. Loving father of Sylvain (Kelly) of Stoney Creek and Remi of Welland. Cherished Grandpapa and Pepere to Tyler, Natasha, Sabrina, Joshua, Tamera, Allison, James, Todd and Jesse. Jean-Guy will be fondly remembered by his brothers; Gilbert of Ottawa, Rene (Georgette) of St. Catharines, his sisters; Yvette (Phillip), Therese (Claude), Alida and Jeannine (Marc) all of Quebec. Mr. Riel is survived by his sister-in-law Gisele Riel and is predeceased by his parents Achilles and Alice Riel.  

Mr. Frank McAninch

MCANINCH, Frank - Thursday September 10, 2009.

Passed away peacefully at Welland Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Beloved Husband of Susan Carr McAninch for 59 years. Loving Father of son James McAninch (Betty) son John McAninch (Diane) and daughter Mary McAninch. Proud Grandfather of James (Dawn) McAninch, Mike McAninch, Kristy McAninch and Amanda (Keith) Warner. Cherished Great-Grandfather of Julia, Samuel, Kendall McAninch and Jersey Warner. Survived by his sisters Betty Anderson of Welland and Rose Kenny of Australia and sisters-in-law Devina McAninch and Margery McAninch of Niagara Falls. Beloved Uncle to his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents James and Mary McAninch, and his brothers James, John, and grandson Scott McAninch.

Frank will be sadly missed by his many friends at the Legion Branch 4 where he was a lifetime member, and the Welland Separate School Board St. Andrew and St. Augustine Schools where he worked for over 35 years. Family will be having a private service according to Frank's wishes. Internment will take place in Frank's home town of Lennoxtown, Scotland.


Mrs. Lucille Brkljacic

BRKLJACIC, Lucille - Peacefully at the Woolcott Wing of the Welland General Hospital on Wednesday October 7, 2009.

Lucille Brkljacic in her 72nd year. Predeceased by her husband Joseph (2001). Dearly loved mother of Greg Fleming and his companion Trish, Rhonda and her husband Michael Kennedy and Sean Fleming and his wife Francine. Cherished grandmother of Joey and his wife Danielle, Mikey, Seanna, Katelyn, April-Lee and Sarah. Loving sister of Adele, Rudolph, Rita, Juliet and Thelma. Predeceased by sisters Alice and Jacqueline and brother Philip.



Therese GrenierTherese Grenier

GRENIER, Therese - Peacefully with her loving family at her side Theresa Grenier passed away at the Welland General Hospital on Thursday May 6th 2010 at the age of 78.

She will be sadly miss by her beloved daughter Claire and long-time loving companion Dave Roberts. Sister of Henri Beaulieu (Betty), Paul Beaulieu (Georgette), Yvette Sauvé, Pauline Chouinard (late Oliver) and Marie Claire Grenier. She will be deeply missed by her granddaughter Reneé and great- grandchildren Iverson and Kye. Therese was predeceased by her husband John, son Claude, parents Arthur Beaulieu and Marie Anna Demers. Therese was a member of the Legion Branch #4.



Greg_Byer Mr. Greg Byer 

BYER, Gregory - It is with profound sadness, the family announces the passing of Greg Byer on August 12, 2010.

Sadly, Greg passed away in his 46th year at the Douglas Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. Greg will forever be missed by his mother Gloria Krving (Paul pre deceased) and father Bob (Mary) Byer. He will always be remembered by his brothers Terry (Donna), Gary (Tammy), Donald, Stephen (Kerrie) and sister Michelle (Michael). He will lovingly be remembered by his nephews and nieces Robert, Bryan, Taylor, Kelsey, Kristopher, Braedon and Tana Marie and his grandmother Edna Forrest.

Greg was a member of  "The Senators" Dart Team. He is fondly remembered for his sense of humor and story telling abilities.  He never failed to make us laugh and smile.

Greg also really enjoyed to sing Karaoke songs. He had a natural talent for singing, and looked forward to sharing that talent on the stage.

" I Hope You Don't Mind That I Put Down In Words, How Wonderful Life Is, While You're In The World " 


Mr_Ken_CraigsMr. Kenneth Craigs 

CRAIGS, Kenneth - passed away surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at Hospice Niagara at the age of 72. He is survived by his wife of 50 years and best friend Norma Craigs. He will be forever missed but never forgotten by his daughters, Tricia Hink (Dan) and Lesley Jones (Dean). He was the proud grandfather of Sean, Wyatt and Reese. Left also to mourn his loss are his many friends who were his extended family.

As a member of the Branch 4 Legion "The Crew", Ken is deeply missed by his team mates and fellow WDODL darters.

Ken was also active in the community. He volunteered many years with The Welland Minor Baseball Association, encouraging many young athletes to follow their dreams.

Andy Demers

Mr. Andy Demers 

1937 - 2011

DEMERS, Andre “Andy“ - In his 75th year, passed away at the Woolcott Wing of the Welland Hospital on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. Andy will be dearly missed by his wife Andree (nee Frechette), forever loved by daughter Carole Lynn (Dan) and grandsons Michael and Mark Sardella. He is survived by his sisters Jeannine Lariviere and Geraldine Blais, brother Patrick (Leon), sister-in-law Renee (John) Tetreault, brothers-in-law Gilles (Yvonne),Yvan and Serge (Lynn) Frechette. Lovingly remembered by nieces and nephews. Andy was predeceased by his parents Joseph & Irene Demers, sister Therese, brother Jean-Paul (Candy), sister- in-law Aline and dear nephew Ray. Andy was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 4, an avid golfer and dart player. He enjoyed life to the fullest and will be sadly missed by his family, friends and all those whose lives he touched

Rene_Lacourse Mr. Rene Lacourse

November 7, 1946 - January 16, 2012

LACOURSE, RENE DENISE passed away at his residence on Monday January 16, 2012 at the age of 65 years. Survived by his sisters Henriette Lacourse, Josh Lacourse, nieces Lisa Lacourse and Tamara Schoalts, nephew Donald Matthews, also survived by many great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Henry and Florence Lacourse, sister Evette and an infant brother.

Rene was a member of the WDODL for many years.  He played with the Silverado's Dart Team, and others during his career.  Rene is fondly remembered as a kind, and respectful man who loved to play the game of darts. He enjoyed a good, competitive game, irrespective of it's outcome.

Rene was an active member in the Welland community.  He volunteered with many public services, as well as Welland's 150th anniversary events.

Al Robinson

ROBINSON, William Allan ("Al")

 - Passed away on Sunday June 16, 2013 at the age of 63 after a long struggle with heart disease while in the arms of his devoted common-law spouse of 17 years, Rachelle Leger. Al leaves behind his daughter, Wendy (Steve) Lukacs, step kids Becky (Joey) Doyle and Brian (Marianne) Houghting, grandchildren Brandon, Amber and Owen, and pets Buddy and Angel. Al was born on October 24, 1949 and worked at Welland Tubes for 31 years. In his retirement, Al enjoyed playing in darts, bowling and euchre leagues, was a co-owner of the Heaping Spoonfull, and was known as "The Big Show" at karaoke night. A special thanks to doctors and nurses at the Welland and Hamilton General Hospitals, especially Dr. Fakim, and to family and friends, especially Carolyn Forster. Cremation has taken place. Celebration of life at the Moose Lodge, 281 Riverside Dr. in Welland on Sunday June 23 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hamilton General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated


At the Welland Hospital on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at the age of 65 years after a brave battle with cancer. He leaves behind his loving wife of 45 years Judi. He is survived by his brothers Craig and Grant. Predeceased by his parents Edyth and Rodney Dickie and twin brother Brock. Scott was born in Welland where he was employed by Oskam Steele and has just retired to enjoy his hobby's of hunting and fishing. Scott was a dedicated member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 56, Port Colborne and the Canadian Corp. He was a active and dedicated member of the "Hit and Miss" Club where he loved and enjoyed all the members. Many thanks to Joyce Abbott, Randy Beck and Pete Santone for their loving support towards Scott in his last days. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL , 179 Clarence Street, Port Colborne (905-834-3483). A celebration of Scott’s life will take place at a later date. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Juravinski Hospital or to the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 56 Port Colborne. Online condolences available at

JOLIN, Hermas 'Ernie'

On December 9th, 2013 in his 77th year.
Beloved husband to Noëlla, caring father to Michel and Andre (Mary-Kay) Jolin, Loving grandfather to Melissa, Eric and Emilie.
Ernie was the younger brother to Jeanne Jolin, Roger (Georgette) Jolin, and Marguerite (Gerard) Robert. Ernie now joins his parents Alfred and Aurea, and his brother "Nap" Napoleon (Norines) in peace.
Ernie will be missed by his in-laws Guy (Christiane) Talbot, Nicole Cimek, Danielle (Stan) Frost, predeceased by Gilles Talbot. Ernie had a vast extended family and will be missed by very many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ernie greatly enjoyed curling in the industrial League, and partaking in bowling and darts. Many great memories were made by Ernie and his family at Byng Park (Dunnville) and it will serve as a place where many great memories of Ernie are shared.
Memorial service will be held in Welland on Friday, December 13th. Cremation has taken place and inurnment will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate donations to The Welland Dialysis Unit, St. Catharines Hospital Oncology Dept or a Charity of your choice as a way to honour Ernie's memory.

MATTHEWS, Solange (Sue)

On Tuesday, January 7th, 2014, Sue followed the angles to join family and friends whom she missed dearly. She provided courage and strength to her children Diane Shevlin, Judy Hill, Mark Mulkins (Kim), Penny Lee Harvey (Wayan), her grandchildren Melanie, Johnny, Kristy, Kelly, Robbie, Stephanie, Jessica, Jake, Randy, Cody and her 5 great grandchildren. Beloved sister of Florian (deceased), Anita and Noel, loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. Sue was very active in the Welland District Dart Association as well as a proud member of the Ladies Auxiliary Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4. The family will receive relatives and friends at the WELLAND FUNERAL HOME, 827 East Main St., Welland, on Friday, January 10th, 2014 from 12 noon till 2 p.m. followed by the service in the chapel. Interment of cremains will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to the Ladies Auxiliary Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4. Branch 4 and the Ladies Auxiliary are providing Legion services at 2 p.m. followed by family service. For online condolences please go to:

SEARLE, William Henry

Bill passed away peacefully on December 25th, 2013 at the age of 75. Beloved husband for 39 years to Suzanne (Sue). Loving father to Alexis Right, Tanya Fox (Richard), and Matthew (Robin). Grandfather to Dakota, Isabelle, Madison, and Evan. Bill served in the Canadian Armed Forces (RCHA) from 1954, retiring in 1989. Bill was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion and served as an executive member for many years. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4 - 383 Morningstar Avenue, Welland - on Monday December 30th, 2013 with a legion service to begin at 2:00pm. If desired, donations to the Poppy Campaign of the Royal Canadian Legion will be greatly appreciated by the family. Donation Cards can be picked up at the WELLAND FUNERAL HOME 827 East Main Street,Welland. For online condolences please go to:

Searle, Sue

Sue passed peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, at the Welland Hospital on September 8th, 2014 at the age of 59.

Beloved wife of 39 years to the late William Henry Searle. 

Loving mother of Alexis Right, Tanya Fox (Richard), and Matthew (Robin), and grandmother of Dakota, Isabelle, Madison, and Evan.

Daughter of Yvette Ouellette, and sister of Diane, Colette, Nicole, and Michelle. 

Sue was predeceased by her father Gaston.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4, 383 Morningstar Avenue, Welland on Thursday, September 11th, with a Legion service to begin at 2:00pm. 

If desired, donations to the Poppy Campaign of the Royal Canadian Legion will be greatly appreciated.


Jessie Thompson

Thompson, Jessie

THOMPSON- Jessie Marie of Port Colborne passed away peacefully at her residence with her family at her side on Tuesday April 29, 2014 at the age of 73 years. Beloved wife of the late Albert Thompson (1991), loving mother of Ted (Cindy) Thompson, Brenda Thompson and Ron (Nancy) Thompson all of Port Colborne, dear grandmother of Derek Thompson of Welland, Sarah (Nick) Winters of Brampton, Melissa McIver of Newfoundland, Myranda McIver of Port Colborne, Stacey (Michel) Dumont of Quebec and Jeremy McGilvery of Port Colborne, great grandmother of Samantha, Jessica, Alexis, Nicholas, Ethan, Kiera, Blake, Cylie and Peyton, great great grandmother of Sonya, sister of Carl (Janette) McCulligh of Niagara Falls, Doreen McLennan of Espanola and Orval (Theresa) McCulligh of Port Colborne. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, Jessie was predeceased by her parents Albert and Marjorie McCulligh, her brothers Roy, Ken and Earl, her sister Lyla Vanderyt and her grand daughter Christina. Born in Manitoulin Island, she has lived in this area most of her life. Jessie was a long time member and Past President of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #56 and a member of the Niagara Shuffle Board League. The Thompson family will receive visitors at the DAVIDSON FUNERAL HOME 135 Clarence St. Port Colborne on Thursday May 1, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. and on Friday May 2, 2014 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon where the Funeral Service will follow in the Davidson Chapel. Burial will follow at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Online guest register and condolences available at - See more at:

VACHON, Elaine - It is with great sadness that the family of Elaine Vachon announce her passing on May 15th, 2015 with her family by her side at St. Catharines General Hospital at the age of 68. Elaine was the cherished wife and darlin' to Terk. Loving mother of Renée (Lloyd), Cindy and stepmother to Margie (Chris) and Stacy (Rick). She also leaves nine grandchildren and her two sisters Lilian (René) and Denise (Gilles), her mother-in-law Wilma Terfry, brother-in-law Tom (Donna) and two sisters-in-law Evelyn (Brad) and Karen (Randy). In accordance with Elaine's wishes, cremation has taken place. A private celebration of her life will take place at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the MS Society or Canadian Cancer Society will be appreciated by the family. For online condolences please go to:

BERGER, Helen - In the comfort of her home and with her family by her side, Helen passed peacefully on June 24, 2015 at the age of 69. She is now joined with her father Robert Haenszel. Helen leaves behind her loving husband Andrew, her children Bonnie and Andrew (Lisa Bourque) and her granddaughter Trisha. She will be dearly missed by her mother Margaret and brothers Robert Haenszel (Cindy), Roger (Laurie) and Brian (Annette). In keeping with Helen's wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial celebration will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the Walker Family Cancer Center.

Gerard Ducharme - Passed away suddenly at his residence on November 8, 2016 in his 65th year. Survived by his companion of 20 years Brenda Robinson. Dear father of JoAnne Ducharme, Amy Wascher (John), Amanda Marttila (Shane), Richard Ducharme and Ashley Ducharme. Dearly missed by his step-daughter Wendy Lukacs (Steve), her children Brandon and Amber, and by many other grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Richard Ducharme and sister Margo Johnson. Jerry was an avid dart player and belonged to the Friday night mixed league at the Legion.  Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME AND CHAPEL, 179 Clarence Street, Port Colborne. Memorial Service will be held on Thursday November 10, 2016 at 11:00 in the Armstrong Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. St. Joseph Cemetery. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to Heart & Stroke or Kidney Foundation.


GRAY, Roy Edward - It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Roy on Dec. 28, 2016 just a few days after his 85th birthday. Loving husband to the late Irene (nee. Sherk, 2001). Cherished father to Jocelyn (Kevin) Lallouet, Rodney (Sonia), Colleen Roy (Al), Chris (Melinda) and Richard Roy. Special Grampa to Matthew (Beth) Lallouet, Jennifer (Ryan) Markovits, Christopher Gray, Shelby Gray, Jessie Roy, Keshia Roy, and great grandchildren Kaiya, Jaxen, Dexter, Easton, Gavyn, Owen and Saydee Rae. He will be sadly missed by his brother Keith (Monique) of Cornwall. Roy will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Roy was proud of his service in the Korean War as part of the Princess Patricia Regiment. In keeping with Roy's wishes cremation has taken place. Funeral arrangements entrusted to PLEASANTVIEW FUNERAL HOME - 905-892-1699 . A private family interment will be held at a later date. You are invited to share your memories, condolences and photos on-line at

TERFRY, Ronald "Terk" - 1956 - 2017. It is with great sadness that the family of Ronald "Terk" Terfry announce his passing on January 1st, 2017 with his daughters at his side. Cherished son of Wilma (the late Albert Terfry). Beloved husband of the late Elaine Vachon (2015). Loving dad of Margie (Chris) and Stacy (Rick) and step-dad to Renée (Lloyd) and Cindy. Dear brother of Tom (Donna), Evelyn (Brad) and Karen (Randy). He also leaves behind his nine grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Fondly remembered by his best friends John Repovs (Lynn) and Agnes Ball. In accordance with Terk's wishes, cremation has taken place. A private celebration of his life will take place at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations to Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada will be appreciated by the family. Arrangements were entrusted to WELLAND FUNERAL HOME 827 East Main Street, Welland. A special thanks to Dr. Kim Eric Scher and the nurses at Port Colborne Hospital, especially Vicky and Carolyn. "See ya later Snapshot" For online condolences please go to:


MUISE, Sandra - Passed away at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the age of 78. Loving wife of Sandy Muise for 58 years. Cherished mother of Steven Muise (Jill) and Lisa Humphries (Richard). Proud grandmother of Aaron and Katie Muise and Johnathon and Matthew Humphries. Survived by her loving sister Marilyn Barnhart (Richard), her sister-in-law Leona Covelli (Joe), her sister-in-law Lucy Kratz and her many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Ken and Eileen Kratz, her brother Carl Kratz and her sister-in-law Laurie Tufford and brother-in-law David Muise. Sandra worked at Page Hersey-Stelco until her retirement. Sandra stayed involved by volunteering as a mentor for Junior Achievement. As an avid golfer, she was a team member of the Women's Solheim Golf Team, executive for the Niagara area Solheim Cup. Executive on Niagara District Lady's Golf Association, OLGA executive member, team member of Ontario Senior Ladies Golf Team in New Brunswick. Sandra was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 4 Lady's Auxiliary and was involved in numerous dart leagues. Sandra's love of her family and friends will always be remembered by those who knew and loved her and she will be greatly missed by all. A special thank you to the Hotel Dieu Shaver Dr. Arvente, nursing staff, dietary and cleaning staff who took extra care of Sandra. In keeping with Sandra's wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 4 on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 1 o'clock. Donations in memory of Sandra may be made through J.J. PATTERSON & SONS FUNERAL RESIDENCE 19 Young Street, Welland To Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund. On line memories and condolences at As a memorial tribute, a tree will be planted through The Niagara Woodlands Restoration Program. A tree grows - memories live.


MASON, Anson Charles (Charlie) -Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his home on Sunday, October 11, 2015 in his 90th year. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Mary. Loving father of Beth, David (the late Ann), Donald, Lynne (Tim Murray) and Jennifer. Proud grandfather of 5 grandchildren and cherished great grandfather of 1 great granddaughter. Charlie owned and operated Charles Mason Contracting/Carpentry for many years. He was a long-time member of Sparrow Lakes Golf Club and he loved the outdoors, the wilderness and canoeing. In keeping with Charlie's wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Charlie's life will be held at the RCL Br.#4, 383 Morningstar Drive, Welland on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 4 - 6 pm. Donations in his memory may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation. 

BOZZATO, Dawne - It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Dawne on August 12, 2017 at the Welland Hospital. Beloved wife of Gary. Loving mother of Karen Bozzato and Sharri Douglas (Ted). Dear G-Ma to five grandchildren; Carla, Rocco, Zachary, Tessa & Quinton. She will be missed by her numerous friends, family and faithful companion dog Abbey. Dawne was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 56 Ladies Auxillary. She will be remembered for her accordion playing, decorating antics and love of life. The family wishes to extend their appreciation to the staff of the N.H.S. - St. Catharines and Welland Sites. Cremation has taken place and there will be a private family memorial service at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL , 179 Clarence Street, Port Colborne. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Welland and District Humane Society or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolence available at

MURRAY, Jerry Edward - Passed away on Sunday, October 1st , 2017 after a brief battle with cancer. He was born on August 30th, 1945 to Phllis Margaret Murray. Jerry grew up in Port Robinson / Welland area, and married Kathleen Blance on July 22nd, 1967. He leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Kathleen, his daughters Debbrah Murray (Lif) and Dawn (Chris) Murray (Lockey). He was the proud grandfather of Jade, Miranda, Autumn and Jake. Jerry is survived by his sister Phyllis (Chuck) Butyn, brothers, John (Lorrie) Robert, James (Carol), Richard (Cathy), many nieces, nephews and the Blance family. Jerry was predeceased by his mother Margaret Murray, brothers Donald and Frank, and his son-in-law Hilbert Lif. Jerry was a retired Sergeant with the O.P.P. after serving 28 years. After his retirement he spent 5 years as a Manager of Security at Lakehead University. The last 10 years he has enjoyed spending the winters in Texas with his wife Kathy, golfing, fishing, bowling, wood carving and many happy hours with his friends in Welland and Texas. As per Jerry’s wishes cremation and a private burial will occur. In lieu of flowers, the family requests to make a donation to the charity of your choice. The family would like to thank the Walker Cancer Clinic, Juravinski Cancer Centre and his nurses Muggs, Linda and Meighan. Arrangements entrusted to WELLAND CREMATION SERVICES 905-735- 7957

BROCHU, Deborah (LePage) -May 24, 1960 - January 3, 2016

 Passed away peacefully on January 3 rd , 2016 at the Welland Hospital at the age of 55 . She is survived by her husband Daniel Brochu, son Archie Ott (Theresa), daughter Rachel Ott (Zackery), grandson Archie Ott, mother Noreen LePage, mother-in-law Nellie Brochu. She was predeceased by father Douglas LePage, brother Bill LePage, father-in-law Leo Brochu. She will be remembered by friends and relatives for her humour, generosity and kindnes to others. Memorial service will be on Friday, January 8 th , 2016 at 1:00pm, upstairs at the Royal Canadian Legion on Morningstar 

GARRISON, Roblin "Rob" 

Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Douglas Memorial Hospital on February 28, 2019 at the age of 64 years. Loving father of Sherry Pepin (Bob) and Dan Garrison (April Michon). Cherished "Gramps" and "Papa" of Mikayla, Martina, Avery and great-granddaughter Nevaeh. Dear brother of Murray (Linda), Chris (Jan), Harry (Deidra) and Webster (Michelle). Rob will be missed by his companion Connie Sagriff and family, and by all that knew and loved him. Rob loved to fish, ride his ATV and spend time at the stock car track. Thank you to Dr. Scher and the palliative care team at Douglas Memorial for their care and compassion. Family will receive friends at the MORSE & SON FUNERAL HOME , 5917 Main Street, Niagara Falls on Monday, March 4th from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Cremation will follow. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to Tender Wishes. Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at

DiMarco, Gary Bruce 


It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Gary Bruce DiMarco at Greater Niagara General Hospital at the age of 79 years. His passing was peaceful with his partner of 32 years at his bedside. He leaves his partner, Betty (Forrest) Cohoe; his daughter Christine DiMarco-McGeorge (Jeremy), stepdaughter Terry Cohoe (Neil), stepson Robert Cohoe (Jennifer), Al McGeorge father of Cody and Bre, Barb DiMarco (Chris’ mother) and Dino Giudice. He was cherished by his three grandchildren, Cody McGeorge (Mica), Breann McGeorge-Soon (James), and Lucas Cohoe. He was predeceased by his mother Mary DiMarco and his father Frederick DiMarco. He will be fondly remembered by his many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. Gary was an avid Toronto Maple Leaf and Blue Jay fan who worked for 38 years at the Atlas Steels Company in Welland. Gary bred and showed Afghan hounds through major cities of Canada and the United States. Many will remember his years in the Niagara Corvette Club holding the position of president and many years’ service to the Royal Canadian Legion, Welland Branch holding office as Branch President among various other positions. Some will recognize him as the dedicated poppy representative selling poppies in full uniform at Zehrs every Remembrance Day Poppy Campaign. In the late 70s, early 80s, Gary operated and was Sensei at the Pelham Karate Club. Gary had a zest for living and enjoyed socializing with family and friends. Other activities included organizing golf excursions, operating Karaoke, teaching line dancing and taking guitar lessons at the young age of 77. He was a member of the Bellerophon Bugle Band and an avid golfer with membership at Waterpark Golf Course. Due to the current situation the family will be holding a private service and at a later date a celebration of life will be organized. Gary wore many hats and seemed to leave a mark on so many. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations for the Poppy Fund of the Royal Canadian Legion, The Heart and Stroke Foundation, or Canada Food Bank. Arrangements entrusted to H.L. CUDNEY FUNERAL HOME, 241 West Main Street. Online condolences available at

Gary will be forever known to me as "Mr. D"    .....  He was my co-captain and member of our the Senators Dart Team since  the first year we started playing together in 1992. We have so many special memories that we shared together as as team...We would go out after playing to places like the Pepper Pot, Don Coyotes, One Eyed Cat and many others, to have a drink and bite to eat, and would just laugh and laugh....and always circling back to funny events like at the Polish Legion or the infamous show and dance at Black Horse Corners.......Even recently, our dart team still enjoyed social outings like meeting up at the Rex for pizza and wings , or to Peter Piper's for wings and drinks, and of course Gary always wore one his trademark cowboy hats.... Other fond memories include the July 1st gatherings at his home where both he and Betty Cohoe welcomed many friends and family members to join them in watching the "15 minute".... Pelham Canada Day Parade....There was a year that a true RCMP officer even visited with us and made it even more interesting.........Whoever remembers these lyrics...."I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing".....will envision Mr D in his "collector pants", playing the base drum, Tony on bagpipes, and Dan on snare drum as they played "O Canada........If you drink a glass of beer, and you have to have some ice cubes in your're thinking of Gary.....    Rest in Peace our friend Gary.....  With love - The Senators : Don, Christine, Ray, Louise, Mike and your soul mate, Betty.

Ryan, Karen

1963-2020 - Karen was a truly wonderful girl, whose kindness and compassion was rewarded with many friends, both of the human variety and the animals she cared for as pets, throughout her life. Born to Ed and Darlene Ryan, Karen was a Port Robinson girl and never lost her rural flavor for life. She had to be strong and assertive being raised with three brothers, Rod, Carl and Ed Jr. Her green thumb and love of gardening, along with her often shoeless demeanor and multitude of pets, earned her the nickname "Ellie-May" from her common-law spouse of 30 years, William Morgan. Karen and Bill reside in Dain City, where they were busy renovating their home, until tragedy befell them. Karen attended E.L.Crossley and chose the life of bookkeeping and accountancy, for her vocation in life. She rose to office management with local companies and used her talents to assist many small businesses, family and friends. She was also the perennial financial officer, by acclamation, for the Welland & District Open Dart League where she enjoyed many years. She had a head for numbers and enviable office skills. You could always find Karen in her gardens, or walking Manfred along the canals, with her close friend Julie and her dogs. After Manfred passed, Karen and Bill's house renovation efforts increased until this November, when Karen was struck down by a very aggressive cancer. We lost her December 13th, after a mere 5 weeks. Bill was with her to the end, and would like all to know, she passed peacefully. The Ryan and Morgan families would like to thank all the caregivers, doctors, nurses, the Welland Hospital, the St. Catharines Hospital, the Walker Cancer Clinic, the hospice at Douglas Memorial Hospital, and all the friends and well-wishers during this trying ordeal. Cremation has taken place and an interment date in 2021 will be established, and publicly announced, after the weather breaks and virus abates. 


Benton, Clive

We are saddened to announce the passing of Clive on Saturday February 13, 2021 in his 80th year. Beloved husband to Olwen (nee. Blakeley) of 60 years. Cherished father to Sheila (Greg), Lynette (Dan), Tracey (Nick) and Frank (Joanne). Special Grandad to Lindsay (Caleb), Blake, Kyle, Amanda, Brayden, Drew, Kain, Larissa and Austin. Great-Grandad to Rylie and Deacon. Clive will be sadly missed by his brother Wallace. Predeceased by his two brothers and four sisters. Clive worked for Local 18 Carpenters Union until retirement in 2006. Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4 and #613. Avid Dart player and soccer player with the Welland United Soccer League and continued coaching. His family extends a heartfelt Thank you to the nurses Jean, Tina and Dianna at Rapelje Lodge in Welland and all the staff on House 200 and a special thank you good friends Muriel and Terry. Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.


Murray, Lorrie

The family of Lorrie Murray is saddened to announce the passing of Lorrie on January 15, 2022, in her 81st year.  Lorrie was born in Winnipeg, MB. Lorrie is survived by her husband of 61 years John Murray. She is also survived by her three children, Ray, Dale and Mike, and by 8 grandchildren.  Lorrie loved to play darts and looked forward to playing every week. Her nieces and nephews said Lorrie was their favorite aunt.  Lorrie was kind hearted and shared her kindness to many, and she will be missed by all. Lorrie fought  a hard and courageous fight against colon cancer until ultimately being overpowered by it. Cremation has taken place. The family welcomes your support to a charity of your choice.