Benner Funeral Services
Fort Erie, Ontario

Recent Obituaries:

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Karen Rogers
Forever in our Hearts A Celebration of Life honouring Karen Marjorie Rogers (July 31, 1942 - February 25, 2019) will be held on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 beginning at 11:00am at St. Andrews-Knox Presbyterian Church, 203 Highland Avenue, Fort Erie, Ontario. Please join with us to remember Karen, who lived a life in grace and truth; a remarkable woman that made everyone feel valued and appreciated. While Karen was with us, she had exceptional care given to her by many compassionate and dedicated physicians and specialists. The family would like to express deep gratitude to the following individuals that helped Karen for several years, in particular: Dr. Dargavel and Dr. Y.K. Chan of Niagara Falls, Dr. Brister of Toronto General Hospital, Dr. Qawi of St. Catharines General Hospital, Dr. Scher of the Palliative Care unit at Douglas Memorial Hospital; and the many wonderful nurses and health care professionals along the way. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand. --Gaelic blessing
Jane Cooper
Jane passed away peacefully, on March 5th, 2019 at the Maple Park Lodge in Fort Erie. She is survived by her loving son Richard (Kathleen) granddaughters Christine (Aubrey), Katherine (Graeme) and great grandson Lucas. She will be lovingly remembered by Rob Fulton, many friends, and her church and CWL family at St. Michael's. The family extend their heartfelt appreciation to Father Lizzotti for his spiritual guidance and friendship and to Dr. Scher and staff of Maple Park Lodge for their outstanding care. Benner Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 o'clock on Monday March 18th. Interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to St. Michael's Church, or Heart and Stroke foundation.
Julie McDermott
Julie passed at home unexpectedly on March 11, 2019. Cherished wife of George. Loving mother to Ben (Samantha) and Ashley (Stefan). Proud grandmother to Domenick, Alexzander, Connor and Everley. Dearly loved daughter of Reginald and Patricia Burns. Sadly missed by brothers Todd and Jamie, siisters Mary-Lynne (Barry) Girvan and Valerie Burns. Also survived by many neices and nephews extended family and friends. Predeceased by her grandson Pierce. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Friday March 15th from 6-9. Funeral services will be held in the Benner Funeral Chapel on Saturday at 11 am. If so desired, donations to the Fort Erie SPCA would be appreciated by the family.
Mary Sumbler
SUMBLER, Mary Ellenor Passed away peacefully at Gilmore Lodge on Sunday, March 10 at the age of 88. Dear mother of Gerry (Debbie) Sumbler, Cindy Middleton, Margaret (Mel) Smith and Debbie Kent and son-in-law Jerry Minor. Sadly missed by her 11 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and brother Robert (Olive) Graham sister-in-law June Graham and brother-in-law Ed Worden. Predeceased by her son Ronald Sumbler and daughter Patsy Sumbler and her grandson David Sumbler. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave. Fort Erie has been entrusted with the arrangements. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, March 13 from 11:00am until the time of service in the Benner Funeral Chapel at 1:00. Donations to the Dreams to Memories Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Alma Walker
Alma passed peacefully surrounded by loved ones Sunday March 10th, 2019 at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late Douglas. Proud mother of Don (Sharon) and Brian (Cathy). Cherished grandmother of Shawn Willick (Christen), Chris Walker (Alanna), Lindsay Cocomazzi (Terry), Allyson Walker and Katelyn Moreau (Richard) Proud great grandmother of Henry and Hanna Walker. Cherished sister of Garry Goreham. Predeceased by her daughter Debra Willick, grandson Scott Willick, Sisters Hattie Smith, Alice Coutreau, Peggy De'Entremont, Erma Durkee and brothers Robert, John, Chesley and Jack Goreham. Sadly missed by her large extended family and many friends. While her greatest love was her family, Alma was a passionate and devoted member of the Faith Reformed Church where she served in many capacities since its inception. She helped those in the community by donating time and energy to Meals on Wheels for many years. Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave. Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Wednesday March 13th from 5-8 p.m. and again on Thursday from 10 am until the time of service in the Chapel at 11 o'clock. Interment to follow in McAffee Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the Faith Reformed Church or Meals on Wheels Fort Erie would be appreciated.
Maria Borghese
BORGHESE, Maria (Mary) Elena (née Guarasci) Mary Borghese passed away peacefully on February 6, 2019 at the age of 92. Mary was born in 1926 in Cellara, Cosenza, Italy and moved to Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada in 1953. Mary was predeceased by her parents, Pietro and Filomena (née Villela) Guarasci; her brothers, Guy, Mario, Frank, Ernesto (late Jean), and Antonio (Carmelina), and her sister Amalia (late Francesco) Monaco; and her husband Raffaele Borghese. Mary is survived by her son Louis; her daughter Teresa (late Brent); her son Santino (Susan); her grandchildren John (Joanna), Mark (Lindsay), Hilary, and Katie; and her great-grandchildren Katie, Maddie, Oliver, and Remy. Cremation has taken place.
Danielle Millar
Millar, Danielle (nee Potvin) - It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Danielle Millar on February 28, 2019 in Fort Erie at the age of 44. Loving mother of Adelie, beloved daughter of Fred and Doris Potvin, cherished sister of Olivia, Alana and Kendrick. She will be greatly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A celebration of her life will be held as a come-and-go at the Coppens residence in Prince Township, Saturday March 16, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers a donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Windsor Richards
Windsor passed away peacefully at the Douglas Memorial Hospital on Friday, March 1, 2019 in his 96th year. Beloved husband of the late Eva Richards (nee Vaughan). Loving father of Windsor, William (Marlene) and Brian. He will be lovingly remembered by his 6 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. Windsor was predeceased by his siblings. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with private family arrangements.