Benner Funeral Services
Fort Erie, Ontario

Recent Obituaries:

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Barbara Tinney
Barbara passed away unexpectedly on Monday April 14th, 2014 at the Erie County Medical Centre in Buffalo, New York. Loving wife of James. Proud mother of Michael. Barb is the cherished daughter of Dorothy (the Late William) Bazeley and the sister of William (Shelia). She will be forever remembered by her nieces, nephews, many wonderful friends and extended family. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Thursday April 17th from 6 pm until the time of a service to celebrate Barbara's life in the chapel at 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Clayton Hesser
Clayt passed away on April 12th, 2014 at Maple Park Lodge a month before his ninety second birthday. Beloved husband of Mary. Proud father of David (Susan) and Greg (Sandy). Sadly missed by granddaughters Christine, Erin (Ntare) and Kristen (Michael) and great grandchildren Erich, John, Duncan, Asante, Amani, Connor and Jase and great great grandson Jackson. He will be sadly missed by his neighbours the Totts and Johnston and his little dog Rylee. Clayt is predeceased by his brother Jerry and his sisters June Savage, Charolotte Teed and Carolyn Climenhage. Born in Ridgeway, he served in the Royal Canadian Artillery and was a long term employee of the Canadian Niagara Power Company. A proud supporter of the S.P.C.A., the Salvation Army and World Vison. Cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to join with the Family at Old Ridgeway Cemetery (Farr Ave. and S. Mill St.) on Saturday April 26th, at 11 o'clock. Interment will be followed by a luncheon at Williams Funeral Services 722 Ridge Rd. N in Ridgeway where everyone is encouraged to attend to share memories and refreshments.
Leah Armstrong
Armstrong : Leah Leah passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side on April 11th, 2014. Best friend and loving wife of Randy. Proud mother of Christopher (Michelle), Elizabeth (Trevor) Gabriel and Matthew (Katrina) and Special Nana of Hailey, Chase, Leah, Henry and Lachlan. Friends and family will gather at Benner Funeral Services on Wednesday April 16th from 1 pm until the time of a service at 2 pm.
Andreas Schneider
SCHNEIDER- Andreas of Fort Erie passed away peacefully at home Tuesday April 8th, 2014 at the age of 97 years. He was the beloved husband of the late Helene and father of Monica (David) of North Bay, Manfred (Sherry) of Toronto, William (Laura) of Ridgeway, Bernadette of Kitchener and Emilie of Fort Erie, grandfather of Alysha, Darian, Carli, Richard, James, Thomas and Lyle. Friends will be received at Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave. Fort Erie on Friday April 11th 5-7pm. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church on Saturday April 12th, at 11:00 a.m. Entombment will follow in Pleasantview Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Michael's Building Fund.
Patricia Petrella
Passed away at the Welland Hospital on Thursday April 3rd at the age of 77. Loving wife of Samuel. Proud mother of Samuel Jr. (Maretta), Patrick Joseph (Joan) and Deborah Teresa (Steve) VanErmmerik. Proud grandmother of Nicholas, Joshua, Jacquelyn, Sebastiano, Sydney and Isaac. Sadly missed by her siblings Diane (David) Bersani, Ellie (Jim) Downs, Ron (Carol) Vander Walker and Sharyn Vander Walker. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave, Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Sunday April 6th from 2-4 & 7-9. Vigil Prayers at 7 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. George's Roman Catholic Church on Monday morning at 10 o'clock. Entombment at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens in Fonthill to follow.
Evelyn Reichelt
Reichelt, Evelyn Jean (Plato) Born in Fort Erie July 5th, 1925 Jean passed away on April 3rd, 2014. Beloved wife of the late William Reichelt. Dearly loved mother of Bill (Barb) of B.C., Ron of California, Janey (Bob) Renshaw, Alan (Trish) and Randy (Terry) of Fort Erie and Doug of Alberta. Cherished Grandmother of 19 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Sadly missed sister of Margie (Fred), Keith (Shirley) and Dave (Heather) and sister in law of Gerry. She was predeceased by her parents Ray and Evelyn Plato a sister Mable and her brothers Ray, Bill and Donald. Jean was a member of the Garrison Road United Brethren Church and will be sadly missed by her many friends there. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Monday April 7th, from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral Services will be held in the Garrison Road United Brethren Church on Tuesday at 2 pm followed by interment in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the United Brethren Church, the Fort Erie Palliative Care or the charity of one's choice would be appreciated. The children would like to thank all Mom's friends and family for making her life a wonderful journey.
Willard Klauck
Klauck: Willard George Sr. "Farmer" It is with saddened hearts that the family of Willard announce his passing on March 25th, 2014 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital at the age of 91. Loving husband for 70 years to Audrey. Cherished father of Sally (Denzil) Deschamps, Willard Jr. (Debee), Rick (Heather) and Jeff (Patti). Proud Poppy to Ron, Rob, Paul, Steve, Leanne, Wes and Andria and his 8 great grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents John and Rosina Klauck, his son Larry, Grandsons David Deschamps and Greg Klauck. Also survived by his sister Viola Klauck. Private Funeral Services were entrusted to Benner Funeral Services, Fort Erie. If so desired, donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.
Donald Campbell
Donald passed away at home surrounded by the love and presence of his family on Thursday March 13th, 2014 at the age of 84. Loving husband of Margaret "June" Campbell. Don was a proud and loving family man who will be sadly missed. Survived by Son William George (grandchildren Katie and Brock), daughter Donna June (her husband Warren Mitchelltree) grandchild Michael, daughter Barbara Susan (her husband Cameron Macleod) grandchildren Sarah and Jennifer daughter, Patricia "Jane" (her husband Dave Schneider) grandchildren Andy and Kevin. He will always be remembered by Matthew (Nancy). Donald was the President and along with his brother John L. Campbell owned George Campbell Co. Ltd. and professionally served on the boards with the Ontario Construction Safety Association, Ontario Road Builders Association and the Canadian Construction Association and as a board member with Boyes Explosives. An active and giving community member, Don served various positions with the Junior and Sr. Chambers of Commerce, the Douglas Memorial Hospital, Fort Erie Public School Board, Art Park, Fort Erie Minor Hockey and the Cherry Hill Golf Club. A member of St. Paul's Anglican Church he was honoured as a Recipient of Niagara Award and Order of Niagara of the Anglican Church. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2-4 pm at the funeral home. A service to celebrate Don's life will be held on Monday at St. Paul's Anglican Church at 11 am. If so desired, donations to St. Paul's Anglican Church would be appreciated by the family.