Benner Funeral Services
Fort Erie, Ontario

Recent Obituaries:

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Harold Walpole
2014-07-20
Walpole: Harold Eugene Harold passed away at the Douglas Memorial Hospital on Sunday July 20th, 2014 at the age of 79 with family by his side Predeceased by his wife Janet (1996). Will be sadly missed by his children Karen and John (Monica). Cherished grandfather of Carlee, Devon and Hannah Harold will be sadly missed by his feathered friend Barney who has provided companionship for over 35 yrs. and his many wonderful friends at the Fort Erie Racetrack. Sincere appreciation to the outstanding nurses and doctors at Douglas Memorial Hospital for the care and compassion shown to Harold and our family during this difficult time. Family and Friends are invited to Royal Canadian Legion Br. 71 on Saturday July 26th at 11 am for a service to celebrate Harold`s life followed by refreshments. If so desired memorial donations may be made the SPCA or Last Chance Horse and Pony Rescue would be appreciated by the family.
Kimberly Cowan
2014-07-18
Cowan : Kimberly Ann Kimberly passed away suddenly at home on Friday July 18th 2014 at the age of 47. Dear wife of Brian. Predeceased by her cherished son Brian Jr. Loving daughter of Janice and Gary House. Sadly missed by her brother Michael (Kristin), sisters in law Heather, Christine, Robin and brothers in law Clifford and Jason. She will be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by her mother and father in law, Clifford and Joyce. The family express their appreciation to the wonderful home care nurses and doctors that provided compassionate and dignified care to Kimberly during her illness. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 11 am until the time of service at noon on Thursday July 24th, 2014. If so desired, in lieu of flowers donations to the McMaster Children's Hospital would be appreciated by the family.
Arnold Sider
2014-07-19
Sider : Arnold Arnold passed away surrounded by family at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Saturday July 19th 2014 and is now reunited with his wife Donna (nee Campbell 2013) safe in arms of their Lord. Proud father of Dianne (Tony) Quinn, Kathryn (Mel) Annett and Jeff (Cheryl) Sider. Loving grandfather of Stephen, Michael (Allanah) and Matthew and great grandfather of Reilly. He is the cherished brother of Alma Marr, Ruth (Ray) Lofthouse, Stan Sider and Carol Stayzer. Predeceased by his brothers in law Roy and Orlin and sister in law Mable. Also survived by his many nieces and nephews and extended family. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment to follow in McAffee Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the Charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Dorna Searchwell
2014-07-13
Dorna passed away at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on July 13th, 2014 at the age of 64. Wife of Gilbert of Fort Erie. Mother of Ninfa Wisdom and Ron (Tania) Wisdom all of Maple. Also survived by her grandchildren Renee, Chase, Ron Jr., Dante and Christina. She will be sadly missed by her extended family and many friends at the Fort Erie Racetrack. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. A service to celebrate her life will be held in the Benner Funeral Chapel on Saturday July 19th at 1 pm. If so desired, donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.
Norman Kent
2014-07-08
Kent : Norman Gary Passed away at the Douglas Memorial Hospital on Tuesday July 8th, 2014 at the age of 63 Loving husband of Kathy. Cherished father of Nicholas (Valerie), Michelle (Keith) and Sandi (Matthew). Proud grandfather of Xander. Beloved son of Ellen and the late Walter Garrick Kent. Sadly missed by his brother Kenneth Blair (Marian) Kent , his mother and father in law Albert and Yvonne Cook, his sisters in law Catherine Kent, Tricia (Randy) Golob and Cheryl (Larry) Riss and Brother in law Steve (Penny) Cook. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Bryan David Kent. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Friday July 11th from 10 am until the time of Funeral Services at 11 o'clock at St. Paul's Anglican Church. Interment to follow in St. Paul's Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the Head Injury Association of Fort Erie would be appreciated by the family.
Audrey Perry
2014-06-30
Audrey Frances Perry of Fort Erie passed away at home on June 30th, 2014 at the age of 92. Beloved mother of Pamela Woehr (George) of Beachwood, OH and Lisa Iris (Dave) of Fort Erie ON. Cherished grandmother of Andrea (Matt) Putnam and great grandmother of Lilly, Charlie and Maddie of N. Royalton, OH. Loving sister of Ronald M. Stewart and sister in law of Joyce Stewart of Fort Erie. At Mrs. Perry's request cremation has taken place. A private memorial will be held at her home. She was a lady of beauty and intelligence, a gifted pianist and devoted to her home and family. "Music, when soft voices die, vibrates in the memory."
Jean Douglas
2014-07-06
Douglas L. Jean Jean passed away surrounded by her family at Gilmore Lodge on Sunday July 6th , 2014 at the age of 86. Predeceased by her husband Walter "Babe" Douglas (2008) Proud mother of Jim (Pam) of Ridgeway, Jake (Melissa) of Niagara Falls, Jeff (Cathy) of Fort Erie and Barry (Liz) of Fort Erie. Adored grandmother of Tara, Katie (Shawn), Kylie, Kim (Brad), Brittany (Craig), Brandon (Brittany), Michael, Austin and Olivia. Cherished great grandmother of Tanner, Lyric, Lily, Lilli, Landen, Cali and Blake. She will be sadly missed by her sister Elsie Westrope. Predeceased by her granddaughter Meagan Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday July 8th from 2-4 & 7-9. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday morning in the Benner Funeral Chapel at 11 o'clock. If so desired donations to the Family Council at Gilmore Lodge would be appreciated by the family. "Look out Babe, I'm on my way"
Matt Schaffer
2014-06-29
Schaffer : Mathias "Matt" Matt passed away at Gilmore Lodge on Sunday June 29th, 2014 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of the late Anna. Loving father of Richard (Emily) of Sault Ste. Marie, David of Edmonton and Linda (Jim) Caughlin of Sarnia. Proud grandfather of Andrea (Mike Bailey) Schaffer of Australia and Matthew (Riley) of Sault Ste. Marie and great grandfather of Taya and Gavin. Also survived by his brother Frank (Judy) his brother in law Charles Lacey and sister in law Mary Hoanzl and his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers John (Ruth), Joseph and his sister Katherine Lacey. Matt will be sadly missed by his longtime companion Marg Russell. Matt was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Erie. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Thursday July 3rd from 12 noon until time of funeral at 1 pm in the Benner Funeral Chapel. Interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the Arthritis Society would be appreciated by the family.