Benner Funeral Services
Fort Erie, Ontario

Recent Obituaries:

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Maureen Collins
Maureen passed away on January 12th, 2017 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital at the age of 62. Beloved mother of Julie and the late Jamie. Sadly missed by siblings Douglas, Reginald, Shirley, John, David, Henry. Predeceased by siblings Joseph and Winnifred. She will be sadly missed by her large extended family. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Monday January 16th at noon until the time of service in the chapel at 1 pm. If so desired, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Adele Cuthbertson
Adele Julia Ethel Orlick born in Joliette Quebec July 31, 1944, lost her sudden and brief battle with cancer on January 8, 2017. Predeceased by her parents Luis and Helen Orlick. Survived by her husband of 50 years Derek. Remembered by her children Jillian and Lorne, daughter in law Laura, her grandchildren Jordan, Tanner, Nathen, Noah and Trinity. Also survived by her sister Helen and her nieces and nephew and their families. Thank you to the Doctors (especially Dr. Che) and Nurses who cared for her. A long-time member of St. Michael's Church in Fort Erie our appreciation to Father Patrick and all friends and families for your prayers . Her hobbies included sewing, knitting, gardening, birdwatching and of course fishing with Derek. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother who was the official family birthday cake maker, and kept the books for the family businesses. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Thursday from noon until the time of services in the chapel at 1 pm. A reception will follow. If so desired, donations to St. Michael's Church would be appreciated.
Lois Miklosi
Lois passed away after a brief illness at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Thursday January 5th, 2017. Loving mother of Michael Miklosi and Eunice Miklosi. She was the middle child between Dennis and Jean and is survived by her other extended family including nieces nephews and cousins. In keeping with how Lois lived, a private service has been conducted. Benner Funeral Services intrusted with arrangements. If desired, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Josephine Coulis
Josephine went to be with the Lord on January 6th, 2017 at the age of 89, joining her loving husband Gerry exactly 3 years after his passing. Proud mother of Donna (David) Symonds, Patrick (the late Faye) Coulis, Robert (Janis) Coulis, Frances (Wes) DeCook, Christine (Stephen) Schlatter, Michael (Elizabeth) Coulis and Pamela (Russ) Barkwill. Also survived by 20 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Josephine was looking forward to the birth of another great grandchildren very soon. Cherished sister of Marie Coulis, Michael and Raymond (Betty) Billy. Predeceased by a granddaughter Dawn Elizabeth. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Wednesday January 11th, from noon until the time of funeral in the chapel at 1 pm. Interment to follow. If so desired, donations to the South Niagara Life Centre would be appreciated by the family.
Helen Margaret Rendle
Helen Margaret (Mills) Rendle, daughter of Calvin and Kathleen Wemp Mills was born on April 26, 1925, in Moncton, N.B. and passed away into the presence of her Lord on Friday, December 30, 2016. During the war of 1939-1945 she met "the love of her life", Rev. Ernest Gordon Rendle who survives her. They were married on July 23, 1946 and this year they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. She was a secretary and a loving homemaker. She was also a gifted musician, a Bible teacher and a caring pastor's wife for over 50 years. She is the devoted mother of Muriel Gunn (John) and Nancy Haines (Mark). She also leaves behind two grandsons David Haines (Laury), and Darrell Haines (Alayna) and five great-grandchildren Corelie, Israel, Elijah, William, and Isaac. She is also survived by two sisters Carol Cooke of Toronto and Kathleen Deall of Niagara-on-the-Lake, a brother Allison Mills (Bonnie), Moncton, N.B., and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and a sister Janette Carter. Visitation will be at Benner Funeral Home, 1105 Benner Ave, Fort Erie on Friday January 6, 2017 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at First Baptist Church, 165 Bertie Street, Fort Erie on Saturday January 7, 2017 at 2 pm., with an hour of visitation, with the family, prior to the service. A reception will follow. A family committal service will have taken place. Special thanks to Dr. C. Che for his wonderful care and support. Memorial gifts to the Gideons International or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. "For me to live is Christ and to die is gain."
Theresa Jakabffy
Jakabffy: Theresa Joan Theresa passed away at home, after a lengthy battle with cancer, on Sunday, December 11, 2016, Theresa Joan Jakabffy (nee Yantha), in her 71st year. Beloved wife of the late Steven Jakabffy. Mother of Jennifer Jakabffy (Joshua Blair) and Theodore Jakabffy. Grandmother of Brycen Littlewood. Sister of Bernadette (Giovanni) Masut, Laureen (Paul) Ash, Donna (John) Luck. Sister in law of Helen Ferleyko, Joseph Jakabffy, Elizabeth Mallory and Velma Crumblehulme. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Theresa was a retiree of the OLG Slots and Casinos in Fort Erie. Cremation has taken place. Funeral Service will take place at the P.X. DERMODY FUNERAL HOME, 7 East Avenue South in Hamilton, on Tuesday January 3rd at1 pm. The family will receive friends starting at 12 o'clock. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
Larry Strong
Larry passed away suddenly at home on December 20th, 2016 at the age of 73. Proud father of Steven (Kim) Hoover and cherished grandfather of Morgan. Survived by his sister Patty and brother Jim and many nieces and nephews. In keeping with Larry's wishes cremation has taken place and a family celebration will occur in the spring at a time and location to be determined. If so desired, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Benner Funeral Services Fort Erie
Felecia Mackechuk
Felecia passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at Bridgepoint Hospital in Toronto on Tuesday, Dec. 20th 2016. She is survived by her loving children John and Krista (Shawn Knox), both of Toronto. Proud Grandma of Braeden and Abigail. Also survived by her sister Millie Fredo of Fort Erie, sister-in-law Stephanie (Dolly) Fredo of Burlington, and her nieces and nephews Stephanie, Tim, John, Mike & Cathy and their families. Predeceased by her husband Gord, brother Tony Fredo, and parents John & Teresa Fredo. Felecia experienced a long and rewarding career, enriching the lives of countless children over her 35 year career at Our Lady of Victory and Saint Philomena elementary schools. After retiring in 1993, she enjoyed a long and happy retirement with her husband Gord. They enjoyed their many vacations down south, sitting on the porch of 7 Findlay in the summer, and especially spending time with their grandkids. BENNER FUNERAL SERVICES , 1105 Benner Ave. Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Tuesday Dec. 27th from 2-4 and 7-9. Parish Prayers at 3:30. Funeral Mass to be celebrated at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock. Donations may be made in F elecia's name to Toronto Sick Kids Hospital.