Benner Funeral Services
Fort Erie, Ontario

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Emma Anna Carpenter
CARPENTER, EMMA ANNA - Born on February 1st ,1935 and peacefully passed away on February 16th, 2018 at Douglas Memorial Hospital at the age of 83. Daughter of the late Frank and Mary Nemeth. She is predeceased by her beloved son Stephen. Loving mother of Julianne (David W. Putman). Sadly missed by her chosen daughter Pamela (George) Mackie. "Gramma Em" to David A. Putman, Carly (Jeff) Placzek and son Gavin and Greta Rebstock. She is also survived by extended family in Budapest, Hungary, New York and Texas. Emma was a proud and dedicated employee of Douglas Memorial Hospital for nearly 50 years. Thank you to Dr. Scher and the dedicated staff at DMH who continue to provide compassion and care to our community. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. Visitation will be held on Thursday February 22nd 2018 from 5-8 pm. A private family service will he held. In memory of Emma, those who wish may donate to Hospice Niagara.
Stasia Coffield
It is with great sadness that the family of Coffield, Helen, Stasia born June 14, 1950 announce her passing. She passed away peacefully on February 3, 2018 at her home in Stevensville in her 67th year. Predeceased by her husband Danny Coffield (2009). Devoted mother and mother-in-law to Pamela (Scott), David (Karen), Jayson (Donna). Cherished Grandmother to Autumn (Gord), Kelly, Scott, Olivia, Ryan. Loving Great Grandmother to Ella, Gwen, Cordelia. Loving sister and sister-in-law to Lydia (Bill), Irene (Harry), Joe (Heather), Tanya. Loving sister-in-law to Sue (Tim). Survived by her loving partner Mike. Stasia was a loving Aunt, cousin, Grandaunt, Godmother and friend to many. She enjoyed spending her time with family, friends, Maggie (her cat), traveling, Algonquin Park, jamming on the key board, and taking painting classes. She will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts and cherished memories. The Celebration of Stasia's Life will be held on February 25th at Black Creek on 3033 Townline Road, Stevensville, ON from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Interment will be held at a later date for family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Wayne Lawes
Lawes: Wayne Jack Wayne passed away at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Monday February 12th, 2018 at the age of 73. Loving husband of Helga. Cherished father of Kevin (Shannon) Lawes and Kristina (Sean) Quinn. Bapa will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Aaron Lawes, Megan (Dave) Kelly, Dustin, Demi and Drake Quinn and Zack and Madison Willick. Sadly missed by his sister Sharon (Bob) Ott and his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his Parents Betty Kennedy and Jack Lawes and his brother Jim Lee. Wayne was a longtime employee of Fleet Industries. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Wednesday February 14th from 5-8 pm and from 10 am until the time of Funeral Services in the Chapel on Thursday morning at 11 o'clock. If so desired, donations to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Debbie Hicken
On February 9th, 2018 we all lost someone who was truly the definition of special. Debbie was such a beautiful soul inside & out who gave determination a new meaning & was such an inspiration to so many. Anytime someone needed something she was there ready to help in any way possible. Her smile & sense of humour was truly infectious & will certainly be missed by her family, friends, clients & co-workers. This world will never be the same without you but as they say legends never die & you my dear were a legend who will live on forever. Debbie is predeceased by her soul mate Dennis Hicken & loving parents Lois & Glenn Sahli. Immensely missed by her daughters Jennifer & Jodi, grandson Kaiden, her sister Marsha Horth, brother Glenn Sahli & numerous best friends including BC, SB, AN, KP to name a few. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. Visitation will be held on Thursday February 15th, 2018 from 4-8pm. Funeral Services in the Chapel Friday February 16th, 2018 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers donations will be made to the Fort Erie SPCA & Fort Erie Kinsmen/Kinettes Gift Of Love.
Kenneth Hanrahan
HANRAHAN, Kenneth "Ken, Kenny, 2Dads" - It is with heavy hearts that the family of Ken Hanrahan announces his passing on Sunday morning, February 4th, 2018 at St. Joseph's Hospital (ICU) in Hamilton. He was so thrilled to have received the long sought after kidney transplant on December 22nd, as he put it, "the best Christmas Gift I ever had", but unfortunately he had a series of complications and medical set backs, which after a brave but short battle took his life. Loving husband to Iris Hanrahan. Beloved father to Tara, Cynthia (Matt), and father-in-law to Shirley. Grandfather to Jeffrey, Justin, Thea, Julia, Ryan, Liam, Ben. Great-grandfather to Alex. He will be greatly missed by his many friends. He was predeceased by his son, Barry. He will be remembered by family and friends as a caring, loving, generous man; he held on strongly to his faith and always demonstrated a passion for helping others. His sense of humour, one-of-a-kind dance moves, and a love for old cars and hockey will fondly be remembered by all. Benner Funeral Services (1105 Benner Ave.) has been entrusted with arrangements. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church (310 Central Ave., Fort Erie) on Saturday, February 10th at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ontario Kidney Foundation.
Thomas Webster
WEBSTER, Thomas James - Passed away peacefully on February 4, 2018, at the age of 80 at Douglas Memorial Hospital. Predeceased by his first wife, Phyllis (nee Todosiev). Loving husband to Irene Webster. Beloved father of Tamara Webster & Phillip (Jamie). Stepfather to Larry (Lisa), Kathi (Mike), Wayne (Wendy) & Darlene (Mike). Grandfather to William (Natasha), Alexandra (Edward), Shelby & Madison. Step-grandfather to 10 & step-great-grandfather to 5. He was a kind, loving man of many trades and will be greatly missed by his brothers and sisters. Benner Funeral Services (1105 Benner Rd.) has been entrusted with arrangements. In accordance with Tom's wishes, cremation has taken place and no service will be held. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Fort Erie YMCA. Thank you to Dr. Scher and the palliative care staff at Douglas memorial Hospital.
Mildred Peacock
PEACOCK, Mildred (Midge) (nee Hague) - passed away peacefully on Friday, February 2, 2018 at Gilmore Lodge, Fort Erie in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her husband William Peacock (2008) and daughter Dawnelle (2001). Loving mother of Darla Love and Kent (Nancy) Peacock. Cherished grandmother of Chris (Kathy) Love, Jenna (Josh) Green and Joelle (Steve) Wysocki. Loving great grandmother of Ryan (Marine), Kyle, Nora and Quinn and great great grandmother of Wyatt and Maddy. Midge owned and operated Fort Erie Stationary with her husband for many years. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive their friends at the Funeral Home on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. A private family service will be held at a later date. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Garrison Road Church.
Blaine Hazlett
HAZLETT: Blaine Allen- Passed away peacefully on Friday, February 2, 2018 at the Douglas Memorial Hospital, Fort Erie after a courageous battle with cancer in his 74th year. Pre-deceased by his parents George (Pete) and Edna (Meehan). Beloved husband to Darlene (Riddell). Loving dad to Christopher (Anna) and Jennifer (Jay). He will be missed by his adoring grandchildren Jordan, Amanda, Dylan, Noah and Kristen. Dear brother to Shari. Also survived by his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, nephews, God children, many dear friends and neighbours. Blaine is pre-deceased by his brothers Bill, Jim, Bryce, sister Janice, brother-in-law Gary Post and niece Katie Benner. Blaine was a retired employee of CN and Via Rail. Blaine loved being part of Fort Erie Minor Hockey as a coach for many years, he was also a former member of the Simcoe Jr. Blades Hockey Club. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place at Benner Funeral Home, 1105 Benner Avenue, Fort Erie on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 1:00 till 4:00 p.m. A memorial Service will take place at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Martha Lockwood officiating. For those wishing to make a memorial donation in Blaine's memory they are asked to consider a charity that was near and dear to his heart, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of South Niagara, It's all about the kids.