Benner Funeral Services
Fort Erie, Ontario

Recent Obituaries:

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Ann M. Guilmette
2017-08-15
GUILMETTE, Dr. Ann Marie (nee Gallagher) Guilmette November 17, 1951 - August 15, 2017, esteemed Professor at Brock University in Recreation and Leisure Studies until her retirement in 2010. Much loved daughter, sister, aunt, great aunt, colleague, staunch advocate and mentor. Ann Marie is survived by Bonnie Gallagher (Paul), Arlene Gallagher Purpura (David), Lynn Gallagher Wolbert, Mike Gallagher and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews who will sorely miss all the treats. Predeceased by her beloved husband Jim Guilmette, nephew Michael Purpura and brother Paul Gallagher. To honour Ann Marie's wishes, absolutely no flowers please. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the WISH Home, Welland. BENNER FUNERAL SERVICES, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, August 18, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will take place at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, 310 Central Ave., Fort Erie on Saturday, August 19 at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at a later date. A celebration of Ann Marie's life and accomplishments will be held at a later date. If you wish to participate in the wake/celebration, details can be obtained by emailing Arlene Purpura at veritas53@hotmail.com and RSVP would be appreciated.
David Rawcliffe
2017-08-12
RAWCLIFFE, David passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017 in his 56th year. He will be fondly remembered by his daughters Rebecca and Crystal. Sadly missed by grandchildren Emily, Ranne and Bentley. Always in the heart of his sisters Carol Coulthurst and Susan Gettings (Alan) and his many aunts, uncles, cousins, Hope and the rest of his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents James and Grace and his brother Jim. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Wednesday August 16th from 11 am until the time of funeral services in the chapel at 1 o'clock. Interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Jennifer Thornicroft
2017-08-08
Thornicroft, Jennifer - Passed away on August 8, 2017 at the age of 42. Jennifer will be greatly loved and missed by her husband Anthony Tyson, her children Jairen and True, her sisters Annette and Dee-Dee, and her parents Joe and Sheila Sammut. Jennifer did her best to bring joy and inspire those around her in spite of her illness. She was a lover of animals and yarn. Fostering pets whenever possible and crafting items for family, friends and strangers alike. At this time the family will be foregoing a formal memorial service. A fund has been set up to assist the family during this difficult time. Flowers and Memorial Donations may be sent to: Anthony Tyson 32 Princess Street. Rear Apt., Fort Erie, ON L2A 1V6
Marilyn Rennie
2017-08-04
RENNIE, Marilyn Lee Rennie (nee Spear) passed away peacefully at the Douglas Memorial Hospital on Friday, August 4, 2017 in her 82nd year. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. Marilyn is survived by her husband John of 56 years, daughter Laurie and her husband Murray Aitken, grandchildren Taylor (Anthony) and Jordan, brother David Spear and his wife Elsie, nieces Ellen Whittingham (Dean) and Heather Chambers, nephew David Spear and several great nieces and great nephews. Marilyn graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1956 from Millard Hospital and retired from there in 1995 as Charge Nurse in Surgery. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave, Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. Cremation has taken place, a graveside service will be held at a later date. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Rachel Mathes McCooey
2017-07-29
Rachel passed away tragically on July 29th, 2017 at the age of 27. Survived by her husband Edward McCooey. Proud mother of Hannah and Brooklynn. Loving daughter of George and Laurie Mathes. Cherished granddaughter of Rosemary Ellis. She will be sadly missed by brothers Jeffrey (Tracy), Andrew, Dave (Julie) her large extended family many friends, aunts uncles nieces and nephews. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., entrusted with arrangements. The Mathes Family will receive friends on Friday August 4th from 11 am until the time of service at 12 noon in the Funeral Chapel. The McCooey Family will receive friends on Friday August 4th from 2 pm until the time of service at 3 pm in the Funeral Chapel.
Erin Carter
2017-07-30
Carter: Erin Gail Erin passed away after a prolonged illness on Sunday July 30, 2017 at the age of 34. Loving mother of Skylar Patricia Bush and soulmate to Jason Bush. Cherished daughter of Patricia and John Spencer. Erin will be sadly missed by her grandparents Woody and Thelma Carter, and her adoptive father Mark Carter. Forever in the hearts of the Carter, Bush, Heitmeyer and Curtis families of Fort Erie and the Spencer family of Bracebridge. Sadly missed by her many friends and coworkers at Livingston International. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Thursday August 3rd from 7 pm until the time of a service to celebrate Erin's life in the Chapel at 8:30. If desired, contributions to a fund set up to benefit Skylar would be appreciated. Deposits to Penn Financial Credit Union Garrison Road Fort Erie # 5246235 or Physical forms that can be mailed will be available at the Funeral Home during visitation, or etransfers to skylarbushtrust@gmail.com No form of payment will be taken at the funeral home.
Clark Hill
2017-07-28
Hill: Clark Hughe Clark passed away peacefully July 28th as he wished, surrounded by the love and presence of those he loved and who loved him while in the comfort of his home. He was fortunate to have married his best friend Helen (nee Martina) on August 20, 1988. Their family included children Helen, Valerie, Clark II as well as Daniel, Darren (Joanne), Kathy and Margaret (Tim) who they raised together. He leaves Jade, Blake, Chloe, Slayde, Saleena and his other grandchildren with wonderful memories. The oldest of 9 children, he was the proud son of Lois (nee Powless) and the late Clark Hill. He is survived by sisters Tammy (Patrick Harris) and Verna (Jon George), brothers Lance, Darryl, Derek (Lana), Sam, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and his large extended family. Predeceased by brothers Dean, Gene (Gwen) and niece Kelsey. Clark was employed at the Niagara Casinos as a Table Games Supervisor. The family appreciate the support and care he received from homecare nurse Dyanne Swanson, the Walker Family Cancer Centre and his large support network of family and friends who were always there to provide love and encouragement. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Tuesday August 1st from 11-1 and 6-9. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock. If so desired, donations to honour Team Kelsey to the Ronald McDonald House would be appreciated by the family.
Carlo Rossi
2017-07-26
Rossi: Carlo Albert Surrounded by the love of his family, Carlo passed away at Gilmore Lodge on Wednesday July 26th, 2017 at the age of 78. Loving husband of Irma. Proud father of Jennifer (Domenic) Inneo, Tina (Iain) MacDonald, Joy (Giancarlo) Gigone, Mario (Josie), Carl (Shelley) and Michael (Sherri). He leaves wonderful memories with his grandchildren Alex (Danielle), Jessica (Michael), Elizabeth, Julia (Caleb), Christina, Adrianna, Ben, Carley, Emily, Mario, Luke, Joey, Nolan, Philip, Samantha, Matteo, great granddaughter Olivia and many nieces and nephews. Also survived by his sister Nina Rossetto. Carlo and Irma were the proud owners of Ontario Bakery for over 30 years. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Friday July 28th from 3-5 & 7-9 and Saturday from 10 am until the time of departure for Funeral Mass to be held at 11 o'clock at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery Fort Erie. If so desired, donations to the Gilmore Lodge Auxiliary would be appreciated.