Benner Funeral Services
Fort Erie, Ontario

Recent Obituaries:

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Peter McCarthy
2014-10-18
McCarthy : Peter Raymond Peter passed away on Saturday October 18th, 2014 at the St. Catharines General Hospital. Beloved husband of Margaret. Cherished father of Stephen. Sadly missed by his brothers Pat (Daphne) and Brian (Doreen). Also survived by his mother in law Josephine Horvath and brother in law Victor (Cindy) Horvath and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his siblings Silvia, Terry and Donald. Peter retired as the plant manager from MetCor in Fort Erie. He was well known as a model train enthusiast. Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave. Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Wednesday October 22nd. A private funeral service will take place. If so desired, donations to the Fort Erie S.P.C.A. would be appreciated by the family
Iris Crichton
2014-10-10
Crichton: Iris Iris passed away surrounded by the love of her family at the Douglas Memorial Hospital on Friday October 10th, 2014 at the age of 80. Wife of Jack. Loving mother of Lesley Rachele of Fort Erie and Pam (George) Mackie of Crystal Beach. Cherished grandmother of Carly, Greta and Alexandria. Iris was employed for over 23 years with Zellers and afterwards dedicated herself to making the world a better place by volunteering her time and energy with organizations such as Family and Children's Services, Rose Seaton School and Our Lady of Grace. While she volunteered for the betterment of others, she gained much from it as well, including awards from the Province and local organizations. Iris's love of golf was highlighted by playing such courses as Carnoustie, Glen Eagles, Turnberry and St. Andrews during a 1986 trip. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Tuesday October 14th from 6 pm until the time of service in the Chapel at 7:30 pm. If so desired, donations to the Rankin Run, specifying Team Scher Inspiration would be appreciated by the family.
William Smith
2014-10-08
Smith: William "Bill" Bill passed away at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Wednesday October 8th, 2014 at the age of 89. Beloved husband of the late Doris Marie (nee Stark). Proud father of Janet (William) Bright and Barbara Smith (Fredrick Runge). Cherished grandfather of Graham (Shannon) Runge, Alec Runge (Richelle), Meredith (Sergio) Barcenas, Fiona Bright and Richard Bright. Loving Great grandfather of Gloria and Damian. Cherished friend of Evelyn Marchuk. Bill was a retired Superintendent with the Niagara South Board of Education a well-known educator and mentor to many. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave. Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. A service to celebrate Bill's life will be held in the Benner Funeral Chapel on Wednesday October 15th at 11 am. A reception will follow. If so desired, donations to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family.
John McLennan
2014-10-06
Passed away peacefully at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie October 6th, 2014 at the age of 67. John was a loving father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family above all else. John is lovingly remembered by his two children, Jason and his wife Amanda of Muskoka and their three children, Jackson, Campbell and Matilda; Jennifer and her husband Joseph White, and their daughter Olivia; his brothers Richard (Pat) and Brian (Wendy) and their families. He is pre-deceased by his brother Keith. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave. Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. A service to celebrate John's life will be held in the Benner Funeral Chapel on Tuesday October 14th at 12 pm. If so desired, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Elma Spear
2014-10-04
Spear: Elma Louise Born on August 16th, 1915 in Fort Erie Elma passed away peacefully at Gilmore Lodge on October 4th, 2014 at the age of 99. Her loving husband Alfred predeceased her August 29th, 2014 they had been married 74 years. Cherished mother of Wayne (Judi) Spear and Kenneth (Elizabeth) Spear. Cherished grandmother of Wayne, Kristin, Michael, Craig and Kendra. Great grandmother of Tristan, Justin, Jude, Kathryn, Alexander and Evan. Also survived by her sister Mildred Eversden and brother Ronald Cudney. Predeceased by brothers Frank, Orville and Welsey. Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave. Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. A celebration of Elma's life will be held at the Benner Funeral Chapel on Thursday October 9th at 4 pm. A time of refreshments will follow. In memory of Elma, donations to St. Andrew`s Knox Presbyterian Church or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family
Patricia Chapman
2014-10-05
Chapman : Patricia Rose (nee Hutchings) Patricia passed away at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Saturday October 4th, 2014 in her 100th year. Predeceased by her husband Henry in 1983. She is lovingly remembered by her son Ed (Dianne) and daughter Gail Weaver. Cherished grandmother of Beth (Ken) Burns, Julie (John) Sherwood, Kent (Kim) Chapman, Brian (Patti) Weaver and Sandra (Jerry) Elia. Great grandmother of Kylee Burns, Kristen Burns, Allyson Sherwood, Jamie Sherwood, Owen Chapman, Kara Chapman, Melissa Weaver, Brianna Weaver, Victoria Elia and Matthew Elia. Predeceased by her siblings. Patricia called Maple Park Lodge in Fort Erie home for almost 9 years and was cared for by a group of professional and wonderful people. The family would also like to thank the staff of Greater Niagara General Hospital for the dignity and compassion shown in her final days. Benner Funeral Services, Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. In keeping with Patricia's wishes, cremation has taken place and she will be buried with Henry in Parry Sound at a later date. If desired, contributions in Patricia's memory to the Greater Niagara General Hospital, a charity she supported for many years would be appreciated.
Marjorie Benner
2014-10-04
Benner : Marjorie Hazel It is with deep sadness that the children of Marjorie "Marge" Benner announce her passing on October 4th, 2014 at the age of 83. She is back in the loving arms of her dearly missed husband, Donald "Sam" who predeceased her in 1977. Predeceased by her parents, Jack and Hazel Nunn and her brother Wellington "Duke". She leaves behind her son Scott (Brenda) Benner, daughters Yvonne Lauder and Julie Benner. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Ryan, Samantha (Chad), Paige, Nicole Alex and great grandchildren Reilly and Leo. Mom's inward and outward beauty with a great sense of class touched everyone that knew her. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Thursday morning from 11 am until the time of service in the Chapel at noon. A reception will follow. If so desired, donations to the Palliative Care Unit at the Douglas Memorial Hospital would be appreciated by the family. The Family wish to thank Dr. Kim Scher and the staff of Maple Park Lodge and Douglas Memorial Hospital for their personal, professional and dignified care. The love of her family as a caring devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother will leave a huge void in our lives, but our hearts are comforted by knowing Mom is now with Dad, finally, forever and ever.
Raymond Bliss
2014-09-27
After spending his last days at home being cared for by his family, Raymond passed away at the Douglas Memorial Hospital in the presence of his loving family on Saturday September 27th, 2014 at the age of 73. Loving husband of Gloria. Proud and cherished father of Matthew (Michelle) Bliss, Paul Bliss, Michele Bliss, Colleen (Scott) Jeffrey and Craig (Anita) Bliss. Beloved papa and grandpa to Ethan, Connor, Austin, Jacob, Kalan and Sarah. Also survived by his brother Nate (Martha) Bliss, the members of the Potyok family, his nieces and nephews and his extended family and many friends. Raymond grew up on the West Side of Buffalo and was a proud member of the Butler Mitchell Club. His love of sports was displayed in his regimented work-out schedule, his devotion to the Buffalo Bills and his enjoyment of Baseball. A mentor and respected friend, Raymond was a printer and employed with the Courier Express and Buffalo Evening News before working for the OLG at the Fort Erie Slots. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 7-9 and Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church at 11 am. A reception will follow in the Hall. If so desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church Building Fund, the Douglas Memorial Hospital Palliative Care or the Charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.