Benner Funeral Services
Fort Erie, Ontario

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Cecile Maddox
2018-05-18
Maddox, Cecile (nee Keeley) With great love and wonderful memories we announce the peaceful passing of Cecile on Thursday May 17th, 2018 at the age of 71. Predeceased by her loving husband Donny (1992) and devoted parents Cecil and Evelyn Keeley. She is remembered with love by her sister Lynda and brother-in-law Ken Traves and families. Cecile will be deeply missed by friends and extended family that she adored with an always-generous spirit. Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave. Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. Cremation has taken place. A service of remembrance will be held on Friday May 25th, 2018 at 12 noon at McAffee Cemetery, Thompson Rd. and Niagara Pkwy Fort Erie. The family wish to thank Dr. Scher and the outstanding staff at the Douglas Memorial Hospital for the dignified and compassionate care they provided. Donations to the Douglas Memorial Hospital Auxiliary to benefit the Palliative Care Unit would be appreciated.
Beatrice Kelley
2018-05-16
KELLEY, Beatrice Magdeline Christine (nee Bauer) - passed away peacefully at Maple Park Lodge, surrounded by her family on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 in her 95th year. Wife of the late Joseph Herbert Kelley (Sept. 23, 2000). Survived by her son Brian (Diana) Kelley, daughter Mary Lou (Jim) Allender, sisters Glady Cote, Marie Chuckery, brother Howard Bauer, grandchildren Brenda, Joseph, Bonnie, Scott Overholt, Nathan, Nicholas (Jamie), Matthew Allender, Christine Whitford, 7 great grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents William (1970) and Louisa Roetter Bauer (1977), daughter Barbara (2002), sisters Lenora (Art) Johnston (1995), Rose (Dan) Gardinier (2012), Eileen Bauer (2013), brothers Lenard Bauer (1958), Norman Bauer (1928), Robert Bauer (1925), Joseph (Helen) Bauer (1990), Edward Bauer (2004) and Raymond Bauer (2005). Beatrice was an avid bowler and was active in a league for approximately 50 years and was a member of the Beachcomber's. BENNER FUNERAL SERVICES, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. A private family graveside has been held. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Maple Park Lodge or the S.P.C.A. Thank you to all the staff at Maple Park Lodge for all the excellent care.
Fred Popering
2018-05-10
POPERING, FRED L. - Fred peacefully passed away on Thursday May 10th 2018, at the Welland Hospital at the age of 71. Beloved husband to Adela for 47 years. Loving father of Krista (Bill) Connor and Philip Popering, and cherished grandfather to William and Andrew Connor. Fondly remembered by the members of the DiFrancesco family, mother in law Adela DiFrancesco, sister in law Maria Flacco, brother in law Louie DiFrancesco and nieces Claudia (Kyle) Griffis and Lauren Flacco. Also survived by Uncle Arie Kentie, many cousins and many dear friends, especially Don and Sharon Walker and Earl and Vali Mehlenbacher. The Dahl and Brown families were an important part of Fred's life. Predeceased by parents Fred Sr and Trijntje Popering, sister Miepeke Popering, father in law Luigi DiFrancesco and brother in law Joseph DiFrancesco as well as his stepmother Viola S. Dahl Brown Popering. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family invite friends to share memories and refreshments at the Italo Canadian Club (1101 Dipietro St, Fort Erie) on Saturday May 19th from 12 - 2 pm. If so desired, donations to the Canadian Kidney Foundation or the Toronto General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Paul Madden
2018-05-10
Madden: Paul W. Paul Madden the son of the late Leonard Francis and Evelyn G., passed away at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Thursday May 10th, 2018 at the age of 63. Brother to Charles (Kaye), Margaret (James) McGuinness and Christopher (Maryann) as well as sisters-in-law Pearl, Carol and Barbara. Pre-deceased by Evelyn, Alfred, Anthony, Amelia (Mim), Theresa, David and Frank. Beloved uncle of serveral nieces and nephews. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends at the ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BR. 71 on Saturday June 9th from 1-4 pm. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetic Association would be appreciated.
Angela Brooks
2018-05-08
Brooks: Angela Angela passed away peacefully at the Douglas Memorial Hospital on Tuesday May 8th, 2018 in her 66th year. Loving wife of Samuel Brooks. Cherished mother of Darryl Smith of Niagara Falls, Billy Smith of Fort Erie, Dawn Tebow of Fort Erie and Tanya Tebow of Welland . Sadly missed by her grandchildren Brandon Romeril, Billy Tebow, Hope Brousseau, Christian Brousseau, Autin Smith and Zachary Smith. Angela's family includes her surviving brother Robert Castle of Chatham, , her late sisters Wendy Weiss, Shirley Letourneau,Kathy Huggins and her late brother Gord Letourneau. Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. Family will receive friends on Friday May 11th from 5 to 8 p.m. In memory of Angela, those who wish may donate to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Joan Spratt
2018-05-06
Spratt: Joan Louise It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Joan Louise Spratt on May 6, 2018 with her loving family by her side at the age of 86. Predeceased by her husband Harold Matthew Spratt and siblings William Munro, Mae Sullivan, Donald Woodruff and Dorothy Hayden. She was deeply proud of having 5 generations of nieces and nephews. Dearly missed by her niece Gail Morden and family Patricia (Scott) Marino, Deanna (Marvin) Ward and Michael Allison, Vince (Sasha) Marino and Krysta (Garrett) Marino; Sarah and Michael Ward, and Nicole Funk, Anthony Marino and Brayden Marino and her other nieces and nephews. Remembered fondly by her church family at St. Andrew's Knox Presbyterian Church and long-time friends from Consumers Gas. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Thursday May 10th from 10 am until the time of services in the chapel at 11 o'clock. A Reception will follow the service and burial will take place at Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Special Thanks to the nurses of Paramed and to Bayshore Home Health Care for enabling Joan to remain at home over the last three months. To Dr. Che and the nursing staff at Douglas Memorial Hospital, we appreciate your care and compassion.
Harvey Moore
2018-05-05
Moore: Harvey Wayne. Harvey passed away unexpectedly on Saturday May 5th, 2018 at home at the age of 76. Loving husband for over 55 years to Linda (nee Forbes). Proud father of Cathy (David) Doyle, Brian (Maureen) and Kevin (Anthony). He adored his grandchildren Brandon (Kara), Brittany (Joey), Olivia, Victor, Taylor and Noah. Sadly missed by his siblings Thomas, Malcom and Carey. Predeceased by his brother Michael. As an avid golfer, Harvey enjoyed 3 generations of golf with his son and grandson as well as his numerous friends at Bridgewater Country Club. His favourite pastime was the moments spend with his grandchildren always joking, laughing and teasing. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family invite friends to attend a Celebration of Harvey's life at Bridgewater Golf Course (Gilmore and Thompson Rd) on Friday May 11th. The family will receive friends from 2-5 pm with spoken words at 2:30. If so desired, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. In our hearts forever and always
Bill Wilson
2018-04-24
April 16, 1948 - April 24, 2018 In loving memory of William (Bill) George Wilson who passed away suddenly at the Niagara Falls General Hospital on Tuesday April 24th, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. Survived by his wife of 47 years, Dorothy Wilson. Cherished father of Marty (Karen) and Bill (Michelle). Caring brother of Norm (Bonnie), Pat (the late Debbie), Janet (Michael), the late Charlie (Pearl) and the late Robert. Predeceased by his parents William and Pearl Wilson. He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all his family members and friends. A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a Memorial Service being held at 1 p.m. sharp at The Royal Canadian Legion located at 130 Garrison Rd in Fort Erie, Ontario (905) 871-9566