Benner Funeral Services
Fort Erie, Ontario

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Arthur Gallant
Arthur Gallant passed away doing what he loved - garage sales. Survived by his companion of 36 years, Dorothy Dixon, his son John Gallant (Michelle), step-daughter and son, Sherry & Richard Dixon, grandchildren Kirstie and Zachary Gallant, Taylor and Jacob Hitchcock, Jessica Dixon, Alisha (Justin) and Jami Carpenter, and great-grandchildren Brooklyn and Aubree. Sadly missed by brothers Rod, Gary, Alex, Leslie, Donald, Gordon, Rodney, George, and sisters Linda, Marcelene, and Beatrice. Predeceased by parents Earnest and Florence Gallant, sister Juliet, and brothers Alan and Richard. Arthur will be dearly remembered for the love he had for his family, his wonderful sense of humour and by his love of movie watching and animals, especially his spoiled cat. Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Avenue, Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. To honour Arthur there will be an open house on May 23rd, from 2-5pm at 741 Ferndale Ave. Fort Erie. If so desired, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.
Brian Clark
It is with deep sadness that we, the family of Brian Gerald Clark announce his passing on May 7, 2015 in his 49th year. Brian was an amazing man who had a big smile and an even bigger heart. Brian sadly leaves behind his best friend and soulmate, Candy Clark and his daughters Taylor and Abbee Clark. The cherished son of Sharon McCabe and Gerald (Donna) Clark. He will always be in the heart of many family and friends, especially sister Pam Clark (Travis), mother and father in law Georgina and Willy Mark and sister in law Kasey (Greg) Vamplew. Proud uncle to Christopher and Shawn Passero, Gavin and Presley Vamplew. Predeceased by step father Michael McCabe, Grandma and Grandpa Danner and Grandma and Grandpa Clark. Brian's dream was to reside in the north with his family, because of his love of the outdoors. His dream has been fulfilled. Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave Fort Erie, Ontario entrusted with arrangements. The family will be present On Monday May 11th, 2015 from 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Service on Tuesday May 12th, at 11am in the Benner Chapel. One thing Brian always wanted was a successful life for his children, which included a good education. In recognition of his wish we ask that you make a donation to his children's education fund.
Albert Simon
Simon: Albert C. (Si) On May 5th, 2015 in his 96th year, Albert Simon peacefully departed us. Survived by his sister Ruth, sons Jon, Roger and Steve (Cathy), Grandsons Steven and Corey, Granddaughter Jennifer and Great Granddaughter Evelyn along with numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his loving wife Evelyn in 2004. Albert lived a rich rewarding life. He served in the European Theatre during World War 2 from 1939 till 1945. Si was a proud veteran and longest standing member of the Fort Erie Legion Branch 71 for over 70 years. He retired from Canada Customs after a 32 year career. Si enjoyed spending time watching golf and horse racing. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. A special thank you to the nurses and staff at Gilmore Lodge who took such great care of Si during his time there. He so much enjoyed joking with all of you. Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave. Fort Erie, entrusted with arrangements. A Memorial Service and celebration of Si's life will be held at Branch 71 of the Fort Erie Legion on Saturday May 30th 2015 at 1 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to Branch 71 or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Audrey Randall
It is with heavy hearts that we, the family of Audree Gladys Randall, announce her passing on May 5th 2015. Beloved wife of the late Sanford "Sandy" Randall. Cherished mother of Judy (Walt) Hilmayer of Ridgeway, Jim (Wendy) Randall of Fort Erie and Jane (Chris) Hunter of Oviedo, Florida. Proud grandmother of Mark (Robin) Hilmayer, Monica (John) Rossi, Dennis Randall, Sarah Randall, Kimberly (P.J.) Randall, Kate (Steve) Randall and Lauren (John) Hunter-Gau. Loving great grandmother of Alexander, Audreana, Meredith, Cameran, Sawyer and Sage. Predeceased by her sister Joan Patrick. Audree will always be remembered for her warm smile and big heart. As a homemaker, Audree enjoyed cooking almost as much as her friends, family and church members enjoyed her delicious meals and sweets. Sewing was another strong suit. Whether teaching sewing classes, tailoring or making her own fashion-forward clothing, Audree was a sharp dresser and trendsetter. Audree was a member of the Fort Erie Kinettes, the Women's Association of St. Andrew's Knox Presbyterian Church and a CGIT leader. She also enjoyed bird watching from her window. If so desired, donations can be made to the Steve Ludzik Centre for Parkinson's Rehabilitation at Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada or you're encouraged to save a life by making a blood donation in memory of Audree at your local blood donation clinic. The family will receive friends on Monday, May 11 at 10 a.m. Service to follow at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Avenue, Fort Erie.
Ida Mae Kaltenecker
Kaltenecker: Ida Mae (nee Hurst) Ida Mae passed away peacefully at Gilmore Lodge in Fort Erie on May 6th, 2015. Born in Bertie Township on July 18th, she is predeceased by her parents Wilmer and Jean Hurst, her husband Douglas Kaltenecker, her siblings Howard Hurst, Dorothy Dobson , Edna Shaw, brother- in-laws John Dobson and Tom Shaw and nephews Benjamin Hurst and Thomas Shaw Jr. Ida Mae will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews Daniel (Mary) Hurst, Jacqueline (Henry) Nadalin, Susan (late Richard) Shular, Craig (Jocelyne) Dobson, Roderick ( Mary) Shaw, Kimberley (Allan) Hughson and Randall (Rozina) Shaw. Dear cousin of Githa Kiefer. She will be fondly remembered by her close and longtime friend Lawrence Alexander who visited her every day as well as good friends John and Martha Gardner. Ida Mae retired from Canadian Gasket.will be remembered for her love of and accomplishments in Figure Skating, her enjoyment of sports especially softball, bowling and horseback riding. Her love of family and friends was consistantly shown, often through her ability and love of baking. The family express their appreciation to Dr. David Henry as well as the nurses and staff of Gilmore Lodge for the compassionate care they provided. Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The Family will receive friends on Saturday May 9th, 2015 from 10am till time of service at 11am in the Benner Chapel. Reception to follow at Kinsmen Hall at the Fort Erie Leisureplex. Interment will be in the Hagersville Cemetery, Hagersville Ontario. If so desired, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Father Nicholas Gruner
GRUNER, Father Nicholas Nightingale - Passed away suddenly on April 29, 2015 at his office in Fort Erie, Ontario. He was the beloved son of the late Malcolm and Jessie (Mullally), the dear brother of the late Michael (Violet), the late Peter (Gay), the late Christopher (Ruth), the late Anthony (Wendy), Cecilia (Richard), and Jennifer (John), and the cherished uncle to 16 nieces and nephews and 27 grand nieces and nephews. Father was born on May 4, 1942 in Montreal, Quebec. He graduated from McGill University with a degree in Commerce and earned post-graduate degrees in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (The Angelicum) in Rome. He was ordained to the Holy Priesthood in Avellino, Italy on August 22, 1976 and, in 1978, launched The Fatima Crusader - a magazine dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima. Over the next 37 years, he and his apostolate, The Fatima Center, promoted the complete Fatima message worldwide through books and other literature, conferences, Rosary rallies, television programs, websites, and the distribution of millions of Rosaries and scapulars. He worked to his last breath to try to convince the Holy Father to release the entire Third Secret of Fatima and to consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Father was a kind-hearted person with a warm laugh, who will be greatly missed by his family, the staff of the Fatima Center, and the countless souls all over the world whom he touched and whose faith he helped deepen. The Visitation will be on Wednesday May 6th at the Amigone Funeral Home, 3644 Genesee Street, Cheektowaga, New York from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.; Thursday, May 7th and Friday, May 8th at the Benner Funeral Home, 1105 Benner Road, Fort Erie, Ontario from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.; and Saturday, May 9th at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, 6815 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario from 8-9 a.m. The Holy Rosary will be prayed during the Visitation at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday and at 9 a.m. on Saturday. A Pontifical High Mass will be celebrated for Father by His Excellency Bishop Bernard Fellay on Saturday, May 9th at 9:30 a.m. at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, 6815 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario, followed by the Interment at Saint Michael Cemetery on Stonemill Road, Fort Erie, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, your prayers and alms to the Fatima Center for the continuation of Father's work would be appreciated. Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.
Ross Cumming
Cumming :Ross Douglas Surrounded by his family, Ross passed away at the Douglas Memorial Hospital on May 1, 2015 at the age of 85. Loving husband of Connie. Proud father of Cathy Cumming and Joanne Cumming Ferraccioli (the Late Guy). Cherished grandfather of Katie and Laura. Ross was predeceased by his 6 brothers John, Brodie, Stephen, Ranald, Robert, Stuart and 2 sisters Jessie and Patricia. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Ross worked for the Cambridge Reporter as a printer for over 30 years. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Tuesday May 5th from 10 am until the time of service at 11 o'clock. A reception will follow.
Donald Dubuc
As the result of a tragic accident, Don passed away on April 29th, 2015. Long-time best friend and husband of Lynda. Cherished and loving father of Christopher (Ashley) and Courtney (John). Proud grandfather of Madisyn and Aubrey. Don was the beloved son of Rosemary (John) McLeod and the late Rene Dubuc. Always in the hearts of his siblings Cindy (Gerry) Gray, Bonnie (Randy) Lamure, Arnold Dubuc and Denise (Louis) Laparra. Sadly missed son in law of Frank (and the late Gloria) Matthews, and brother-in-law of Lynn (Rick) Reaman, Kathy (Newfy) Smith, Cindy Matthews, Frank (Krystal) Matthews, Mike (Mellisa) Matthews and Liz (Ken) Broughton as well as his large extended family and many friends. Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave. entrusted with arrangements. The family will be present on Monday May 4th from 10 am until the time of service in the Benner Funeral Chapel at 11 am. In recognition of Don`s canine friend Zoey contributions to the SPCA in his memory would be appreciated by the family.