Benner Funeral Services
Fort Erie, Ontario

Recent Obituaries:

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Bill Neal
2017-06-21
Neal : William "Bill" Bill passed away at the Welland County General Hospital on Wednesday June 21st, 2017 at the age of 87. Beloved husband of Betty. Bill, a proud and loving family man, leaves behind his son Barry (wife Diane) and their family Michael (Kristyn), Tanya (Jeff) (Tyler & Averie) and Heather (Warren), his son Rob (wife Hera) and their children Mitchell (Jessica) and Seneka (Jody) and his son Tom (wife Lisa) and their children Daniel and Matthew. He will be fondly remembered by his many friends and extended family. Predeceased by his daughter in law Janice (2001), 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Bill was a committed member of the community serving as past president of the Fort Erie Lions Club, Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus as well as a board member of many other organizations including the Niagara Peninsula Children's Centre. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Friday June 23rd from 3-5 & 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday morning at 11 o'clock from St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church. If so desired, donations to the ALS Society or the March of Dimes would be appreciated by the family.
Rosemary Patton
2017-06-19
Rosemary passed away at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Monday June 19th, 2017 at the age of 83. Predeceased by husbands James Smith and Lawrence Patton. Loving mother to Linda Ruskin and Keith (Carolyn) Patton. Cherished grandmother of Jennifer (Michael) Pilato, Laura (Daniel) Scott, Brodie Paterson, William Paterson and Cole Patton. Proud great grandmother of Matthew, Ella, Madeline and Charlotte. Predeceased by her sister Eleanor McLaughlin. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends from 11 am until 1 pm on Friday June 23rd with funeral services to follow. If so desired, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Bud Milberry
2017-06-18
Milberry: Lawrence "Bud" Bud passed away at the Douglas Memorial Hospital on Sunday June 18th, 2017. Loving husband of Bonnie of Ridgeway. Cherished father of Craig (Kathy), Calvin (Deanne) and Christa (Corrie) MacKinnon. Wonderful memories of "Papa" will always be with his grandchildren Jared, Stephanie, Everett, Briar, Caleb, Cora-Ann, Cole, Caitlyn and Cam. Also survived by his sister Millie (Charles) Allen and his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his son Clyde and his grandson Austin MacKinnon. Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9. Funeral Services will be held at the Golden Harvest Baptist Church on Wednesday at 11 am (Visiting starting at 10) with a reception to take place immediately following the service. Interment in Pleasantview Memorial Gardens Cemetery Fonthill. If so desired, donations to the Golden Harvest Baptist Church Building Fund or the Ontario Lung Association for the treatment of COPD would be appreciated by the family.
David Edwards
2017-06-13
Dave passed away in Niagara Falls on Tuesday June 13th, 2017 at the age of 67. Loving husband to Debby. Proud father of Bonnie (Bill) Banner, Susan (Dennis) Stewart, Christina (Ben) Stewart and John (Marie) Edwards. Loving grandfather to Devin, Lucy, Hannah, Quinn, Elizah, Chloe, Billy, Owen and Bethany. Predeceased by his granddaughter Anna. Also survived by his sister Jackie LeClair. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Friday June 16th from 11 am until the time of Service in the Chapel at 1 o'clock. Interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Gwen Patterson
2017-06-05
PATTERSON, Gwen - passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Monday, June 5, 2017. predeceased by her husband Berk (2006). Loving mother of Berk and his wife Stacy. Cherished grandmother of Berk and Lauren. Gwen is survived by her sister Clara and was predeceased by her sister Lorna and brother Arthur. Gwen had worked alongside her husband for over 30 years in the operation of Patterson Chrysler Jeep. BENNER FUNERAL SERVICES, 1105 Benner Road Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive their friends at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Fort Erie on Saturday, June 10th after 10 a.m. with a Funeral Service being held at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in McAffee Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Douglas Memorial Hospital Palliative Care or St. Paul's Anglican Church. Thank you to Dr. Scher and the staff of Maple Park Lodge for their care and compassion.
Benvenuto Bonuomo
2017-06-05
Bonuomo: Benvenuto "Ben" Ben passed away on June 5th, 2017 at the Welland Hospital. Born in Italy October 31, 1931, Ben married Rosaria (nee Palumbo) on June 2nd, 1952, they had just celebrated their 65th anniversary. Cherished Father of Phyllis (Art) Nelson, Nina , John and Ben Bonuomo and the late Francesco "Frank" He leaves wonderful memories with grandchildren Steven, Michael, Jennifer, Jonathon, Elisa and Gabriella and great grandchildren Preston, Dylan and Michael. Sadly missed by his sister Lina Biardi. Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Thursday June 8th from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Michael's Church on Friday at 11 o'clock. Entombment to follow at Fairview Mausoleum in Niagara Falls, Ontario. If so desired, contributions in Ben's name to the Kidney Foundation, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Foundation would be appreciated.
Giovannina Delle Rose
2017-05-31
DELLE ROSE Giovannina - Cherished mother and nonna, died peacefully at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, Quebec on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Born in Panni, Italy, she was the third youngest of eleven children. It was in Italy where she met and fell in love with her husband, Michele Delle Rose and raised her three children. At 35 years old, she and her family moved to Canada. Family was of highest importance to Giovannina. She loved family gatherings and being around her grandchildren. She also enjoyed spending time outside and making delicious meals. Giovannina was witty, funny, hardworking and loyal. Her talents were endless. Her crocheted pieces were impeccable and beautiful. She was also an excellent seamstress, cook, and of course, her prized possession, gardener. All who knew Giovannina well would have been the recipient of vegetables from her very large garden; either forced to take some home or to sit down and eat what was prepared with them. Giovannina retired from Irvin Industries Canada Ltd. in 1994 after 25 years of service. She is survived by her two children: Letizia Lina Delle Rose of Montreal, Quebec and Antonio (Maria) Delle Rose, of Fort Erie, Ontario. She was a loving Nonna to Jenny, Michael, Tony and Connie Delle Rose; Daniel Bianco, Nadia Bianco, Adriana (Rachid) Bianco-Raissi and Maurizio (Annie) Bianco; Gina (Glen) Delle Rose-Ash, Michael (Sarah) Delle Rose and Luke (Ornella) Delle Rose. Giovannina was also a Bis Nonna to Ethan Bianco; Damiano, Juliana & Alessio Raissi and Carson & Lila Ash. She is also survived by her brother Alfonzo (Francesca) and her sisters Maria & Carmela; all of Italy. Giovannina was predeceased by her husband Michele Delle Rose, her son Vito Delle Rose and her parents Decio and Antonia De Cotiis. She is also predeceased by her siblings; Marcangelo (Dolorata), Michele (Concetta), Guiseppe (Catarina) and brother in laws, Amalio and Nicola, all of Italy. She also joins in heaven three siblings that passed very early in life. Benner Funeral Services (1105 Benner Ave; Fort Erie) has been entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive visitors on Monday, June 5, 2017 from 2pm-4pm and 7pm - 9pm at Benner Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 11am at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church.
Elaine Greggain
2017-05-27
GREGGAIN, Elaine (nee Cotter) - passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at Rapelje Lodge, Welland on Saturday, May 27, 2017 in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of Thomas Hilton "Tony" Greggain for 73 years. Loving mother of Gail Bown (late Jim), Tom (Amy) and Mary Ellen Tabor (late Don). Cherished grandmother of Christopher (Tanya), Stephen (Michelle), T.J. (Lyndsay), Andrew (Courtney), Kailey (Korwin) and Kyle and loving great grandmother of Paige, Carter, Alyssa, Thomas, Keeton and Kia. Dear sister of Marion Knowles. Elaine was predeceased by her brothers Donald, Ken and Bob Cotter. She will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Elaine worked as a Secretary for the Niagara Regional Police and was a long-time member of St. Michael's Church and the C.W.L. She volunteered many hours at Douglas Memorial Hospital, Gilmore Lodge and the Red Cross and will be remembered as the "Rose Queen" at the Fort Erie Horticultural Society where she was a member. BENNER FUNERAL SERVICES, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Thursday June 1stth from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Prayer Vigil will be held at 3:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, 310 Central Ave., Fort Erie on Friday June 2nd at 11 am. If so desired, donations to the Alzheimer's Society or St. Michael's Church would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.bennerfuneralservices.com