Benner Funeral Services
Fort Erie, Ontario

Recent Obituaries:

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Brian Rivet
After a prolonged battle, Brian passed away surrounded by his loving family at the Douglas Memorial Hospital, at the age of 62. Sadly missed by his mother Mary Lou and Stepfather Bill. He will be sadly missed by his sister Julie Rivet and brother Bob (Cathy) Rivet. Survived by nieces and nephews, Melissa, Adam, Tricia, Lindsey, Donny, Portia, Daniel and great nieces and nephews Scarlett, Christian, Easton and Quin. Sadly missed by his best friends JoAnne H and Drew Brown. Predeceased by his Brother Donny and his Grandmother Jessie Anderson with whom he was very close. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave. Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Saturday October 28th from 6 o'clock until the time of service in the chapel at 7 pm. If so desired, donations to the S.P.C.A. would be appreciated by the family.
Doreen Angles
Doreen Alice Angles (nee: Udell) (known to some lovingly as Dube). On October 12th, 2017 at the age of 87 in declining health for a number of years Doreen was no longer able to battle heart failure. Doreen's intense love and warm heart will be sadly missed by her daughter Hera Neal, son in law Rob, her "babies" Mitchell and Seneka, and her too many to list friends. She is survived by her brother and sister Donald (Sonja) and Donna Udell. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold and son Tracy. She loved her family, her friends, and her life! Born in Niagara Falls Doreen thoroughly loved the town of Fort Erie, enjoying a sense of belonging and acceptance since her arrival in 1972. Her relocation allowed her a new career selling real estate and often commented that she enjoyed it to the extent that it never seemed like work at all. Doreen was known to take clear stances on issues and offered a significant amount of her life and time in the pursuit of social justice with emphasis and passion for Women's Rights and Health Care. Doreen served on and chaired the Douglas Memorial Hospital Board and was instrumental in designing and executing the annual Douglas Memorial Golf Tournament/ Fundraiser. She was a philanthropist contributing time and/or money to those that crossed her path in dire need as per her perception. She was an advocate and instrumental in raising funds for the YMCA, which resulted in the success of its creation. She was an avid, energetic member of the former Fort Erie branch of the Business and Professional Womens' organization, in constant pursuit of adding to its membership. She loved big and hated big but mostly she loved big. She was a feisty mentor, known for imparting wisdom and sage advice. With a subdued sense of humour she had a high spirited approach to life which brought to her a myriad of loving friends each of whom her family wishes to recognize for their time and attention as she proceeded towards life's inevitable ending. Health issues challenged Doreen and she and her family are grateful and appreciative of the many years of excellent care and love she received from both Doctors Alison MacTavish and YK Chan. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Tuesday October 17th from 6-8. Funeral Services will be held at St. Paul's Anglican Church on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock.
Sheila Szalai
Passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Eventide Home at the age of 73 . Predeceased by her husband, Karl Szalai. She leaves behind her sons, Doug (Kim) Letourneau and Martin Letourneau; grandchildren, Michelle, Nataly, Patrick, Douglas, Michael, Maggie; and great-grandchildren, Jayce, Lucy, Faye, and Summer. Sheila will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Thank you to Major Renee and the staff at Eventide for their love and support during this time. Benner Funeral Services (1105 Benner Ave) entrusted with arrangements. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at Eventide Home on Saturday, November 4th from 2 - 4 pm. If so desired, donations can be made to Salvation Army Eventide.
Ginette Langlois
Ginette passed away at home on October 6th, 2017 at the age of 64. Beloved wife of Norman. She will be remembered by her children Laurie-Ann Erdil, Steven (Emily), Melanie (Katie) and Melissa (Phil) Kloetstra as well as her grandchildren and siblings. Private services have taken place.
Gordon Thomerson
Gord passed away at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on October 9th, 2017 at the age of 65. Predeceased by his beloved wife Catherine. Loving father of Laura (Brian), Wendy (Patrick) and Jason (Cassie). Sadly missed by his grandchildren and sisters Patricia, Jean and Avery his extended family and friends. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with private family arrangements. If so desired, donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Ruth Lichtenberger
Lichtenberger : Ruth E. Ruth passed away at the Crescent Park Lodge on Saturday October 7th, 2017 just 11 days before her 100th birthday. She was the daughter of Clara and Fredrick and is predeceased by her siblings Rufeen, Paul and Nelson. Survived by her sister in law Evelyn, nieces, nephews and extended family. Services will be held at Zion Cemetery (Garrison & Burleigh Rd.) on Thursday Oct. 12th at 11 am. If so desired, donations to Niagara Christian Collegiate would be appreciated by the family. Benner Funeral Services, Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements.
Edward Winter
It is with much sadness we announce the death of our beloved father, Edward Robert (Ted) Winter. Ted was born to Edward and Phyllis Winter (deceased) and grew up in Welland, later moving to Port Colborne where he was employed at Inco. Ted married Eleanor Saylor (deceased) and Sophie Staples (deceased). He enjoyed family life and was always known for his sense of humour, poems he would recite and songs he would sing, as well as his sharp wit. Ted was a fierce animal lover and like his mother before him rescued the neighbourhood strays. In earlier days he was known to tear up the dance floors with many waiting in line for the next dance with him. He will be sadly missed by his children John Staples, Cathy Winter, Robert Winter, Laurie Stapes (deceased) and Timothy Staples, as well as several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Also surviving are Ted's brothers John, Albert, and Joe Winter. Predeceased by sisters Joyce, Faye, Joan and brother, Kent. Arrangements have been entrusted to Benner Funeral Services (1105 Benner Ave). If desired, memorial donations may be made to the SPCA. A special thank you to the staff at Valley Park Lodge for their kindness and professionalism.
Ronald Bathurst
Ron passed away surrounded by the love and presence of his family on Thursday October 5th, 2017. Loving husband for over 50 years of Doreen. Proud father of Rhonda (Jason) Bathurst and Sean Bathurst. Forever in the hearts of his grandsons Zachary and Jacob. Sadly missed by his sister Gale (Randy) Wozney and his many nieces, nephews and large extended family. Ron was predeceased by his brother William and sister Florence. He will be fondly remembered by his many friends. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. A service to celebrate Ron's Life will take place on Sunday October 15th at 1 pm in the Benner Funeral Chapel. Donations to the Douglas Memorial Hospital Auxiliary or the One Foundation for the Walker Family Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family