Benner Funeral Services
Fort Erie, Ontario

Recent Obituaries:

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Jack Catterall
Catterall: John Eric "Jack" Suddenly at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Monday November 16th, 2015 at the age of 81. Loving husband of Mary (nee Renshaw). Father of John Catterall and Doug (Rhonda) Venator and Christopher (Michele) Venator. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Kevin, Erin, Emma, Catharine and Christina and his great grandson Skyler. Also survived by his brother David (Sharron) and sister Janet (Dick) as well as niece Susan and nephew Paul. Jack owned and operated Jack's Typewriters on Jarvis Street for over 30 years, was an active leader in the scouting movement and enjoyed fishing. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Friday November 20th from 11 am until the time of a funeral service in the Benner Funeral Chapel at 1 pm. If so desired, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or Scouts Canada would be appreciated by the family.
Metta Grimmell
Metta B. Grimmell (nee Honey), July 7, 1924 - Nov.16, 2015 The family of Metta B. rejoices that she is now safe in the arms of Jesus, our Lord, joining her beloved husband Harold (2004) and family and friends that have gone on before. Predeceased by parents Seldon and Laura Honey and brother Robert. Survived by siblings Gwen Curtis and David Honey(Carol). Mother of Linda Gorham (Ric), Martha Brown(Robert),Robert Grimmell (Annette), and Laurie LaBelle (Garth). Cherished grandmother of seven grandsons, seven great-grandchildren and aunt to several nieces and nephews. Mom was a life-long member of Central Avenue United Church, teaching Sunday School, leading CGIT groups and a member of the UCW. She lived her faith through her love for family, friends and others, knitting preemie sets for the Guardian Angels program and beautiful sweaters for her family. Her concern and care for others was shown all her life, even to her last days at her home in Gilmore Lodge, where the wonderful staff, her friends and Dr. Scher supported her to the last. Benner Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Nov.19 from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral Services will be held at St. John's Stevensville United Church, Sodom Rd. at 11:00 am on Friday, November 20 with interment at McAffee Cemetery to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mom's name to COPE, or the Mission and Service Fund of the United Church would be appreciated by the family.
Linda Dian LeBar
Passed away peacefully on November 15th, 2015 surrounded by her family at the Douglas Memorial Hospital. Beloved daughter of the late Byron Bruce LeBar. Survived by her mother Bernice LeBar, and her brother David (Donna) LeBar. Beloved mother of Charles E. Wilson III and grandmother to Charles E. Wilson IV and Cameron E. Wilson all of Lake Wales, Florida. Dian will be sadly missed by her nephews Tom, Tim, Brian (Diane) LeBar and their families. Special thanks to Dr. Scher and the staff of Douglas Memorial Hospital for their patience and kindness. Cremation will take place and private family services will be held at a later date.
Helen Eileen Ritenburg
RITENBURG, Helen Eileen (nee Jansen) age 87, went to be with her Lord on November 8, 2015. Loving mother of Joan and (Eduard) Heger, Brian (Diana), Barry (Joyce). Cherished grandmother of Sarah (Jason), Edward (Jelena), Jeremy (Rebecca), Patty (Dave), Mary (Dave), Steven (Laura) and Eileen and 7 great grandchildren. Predeceased by parents Alva and Ruby, husband Howard Leslie (1990), grandson Jason (2010), siblings Harry, Grace (Nigh), Ronald and all her in-laws. Many thanks for the expressions of support, prayers and the care given by doctors, nurses and staff at the SCGH and Tabor Manor. Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave., entrusted with arrangements. Family will receive friends on Wednesday November 11th, 2015 from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. A private family burial will take place on Thursday morning. A funeral service in celebration of Helen's life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday morning at 11 o'clock with a reception to follow. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Thomas Armstrong
ARMSTRONG, Thomas Earl - Passed away on Friday November 6, 2015 at the Welland Hospital at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Hilda. Dear father of Timothy (Sandra), Margaret (Chris) Bougie, Julie (Bart) vonKalckreuth and Theresa (Brian) Mooney. Cherished grandfather of Christopher, Clinton, Kyle, Leanne, Gordon, Ashley, Zowie, Nolan and Justin. Brother of Harrie (Irene) and Muriel Low (the late Bill). Predeceased by his siblings Dick (Marie), Butch, Norma, Betty, Susan, Nellie, June and Northy. Brother-in-law of Margaret Neiderland. He is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. Tom was a veteran of the Korean War recently receiving a Peace Medal from Korea. He was an avid golfer, a member of the Knights of Columbus, very active in the Ontario Minor Hockey Association up to the provincial level and was a Referee in Chief. For his dedication to Minor Hockey Tom was inducted to the Wall of Fame. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., have been entrusted with arrangements. Tom's family will receive friends on Tuesday November 10th from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Vigil Prayers will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. A service under the auspices of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 71 will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 5:45 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday November 11th at 1 p.m. Rite of Committal will follow at St. Michael's Cemetery on Stonemill Rd. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society or the Royal Canadian Legion Br.71.
Hendrik Van Heeren
van HEEREN, Hendrik "Henk" - Born on April 30, 1927 in Heerjansdam, Holland and passed away suddenly on Saturday November 7, 2015 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital. Predeceased by his father Nicolaas and his mother Pieternell, brothers Nico , Joop (Truus), Jan and sister Riet. He served in the Netherlands Air Force in London, England where he met and married Margaret 67 years ago. Henk is survived by the love of his life Margaret, daughter Nella (Karl), son Nick (Marilyn), grandchildren Mary (Patrick), Kristen and Edward. He came to Canada in 1953 with his wife and daughter Nella. Since the age of twelve he worked in the trucking industry, in Holland and Canada until his retirement in 1992. He dearly loved feeding his "Pet" Rabbits, Chipmunks and Birds. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie have been entrusted with arrangements. Cremation has taken place. Henk's family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday November 11, 2015 from 1-3 o' clock. A private entombment will take place at a later date. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Fort Erie SPCA.
Gizella Sukran Perry
Passed away suddenly but peacefully on Tuesday, November 2nd at Maple Park Lodge in her 90th year. Survived by beloved husband Norman and brother-in-law, Benedict (late Adele) of Buffalo, NY. Sadly missed by her many friends, especially Penny Daniels of Fort Erie. Gizella was a Registered Nurse at Douglas Memorial Hospital for many years. She loved to do needlework and her creations were framed and given as gifts. The family wish to thank the staff at Maple Park Lodge for their understanding and excellent care. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Road, Fort Erie, entrusted with arrangements. In keeping with Gizella's wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church on Friday, November 13th at 11:00 am. Interment at Greenwood Columbarium followed by a reception at Benner Funeral Home. For those who wish, donations may be made in Gizella's name to the charity of your choice.
Marjorie Gurnham
Marjorie passed away surrounded by the love of her family on Tuesday October 20th, 2015 at the age of 94. Loving wife of John for over 65 years . Proud mother of Bob (Mona) and Hugh (Cindy). Loving grandmother of Johnathon, Alex, Kate (Ben) Wright and Laura. Marjorie was a veteran of WW II serving with The Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS; popularly and officially known as the Wrens) the women's branch of the United Kingdom's Royal Navy. She and John lived in Owen Sound for over 50 years where he worked as an Engineer for the Public Utilities and she as a Librarian a devoted wife and mother. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave. Fort Erie entrusted with private funeral arrangements.