Benner Funeral Services
Fort Erie, Ontario

Recent Obituaries:

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Jean Keating
Keating : Jean Jean passed away September 24, 2016 at the Douglas Memorial Hospital, she was 96 years old. Predeceased by her husband Charles Ray Keating. Survived by her sister Ann Haber, nephews Randy and Rudy Haber and niece Janice Fraleigh. Also survived by her stepsons Pat and Mike Keating. Benner Funeral Services1105 Benner Ave., entrusted with private funeral arrangements. If so desired, donations to Legion Br. 71 Poppy Fund would be appreciated.
John Ullyot
ULLYOT, Lawrence "John" After a brave struggle, John passed away at the Douglas Memorial Hospital on Saturday, September 24th, 2016 while surrounded by the love and presence of his family. Beloved husband of Doris Ullyot. Cherished father of Louise (Bob) Tannahill, Terri-Lee (Jason) Fletcher, and Shelley (Ron) Alsop. Proud grandfather of Christopher (Anne), Ashley (Brad), Dylan, Cassandra, Alexa and Alysha and great grandson Dante. Sadly missed by his sister Carol Herbert and cousin Louise Lackey. Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave. Fort Erie, entrusted with private funeral arrangements. If so desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Frank Allen
ALLEN, FRANK : It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to the Patriarch of our family. A long life, well lived, came to a peaceful end on September 23rd, 2016 at Stirling Heights Long Term Care in Cambridge, ON. Frank was in his 94th year. Predeceased by his wife Betty (2008) and his daughter Nancy Horton as well as his parents, in-laws, step brothers and step sisters. Frank was a loving, caring leader and role model to his family. He leaves behind his granddaughter Mary Anne Turner (Jeff Hill) of Niagara Falls and his grandson Jack Horton (Melody) of St. George. As well as his great grandchildren Alan Hill, Jeffrey Turner, Ruby Hill, Brodie Hill, Faith Howard, Jesse Horton & Lucas Horton. He also had two great great granddaughters. Frank was a member of the CAF and fought in WWII as a 20lb. Gunner. Frank worked 35 years of service at the Fort Erie Post Office. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends (Jack Horton Sr. & Jeff Turner). Thank you to his Fort Erie PSW Tammy MacGregor Brooks for the special time that you spent with him, he enjoyed every moment of it. Thank you also to the staff at Stirling Heights Long Term Care in Cambridge for caring for him like he was your own family. Cremation has already taken place at Frank's request and a private service will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Fort Erie. If so desired, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. God Bless you Gramps, see you again one day XO.
Emily Yando
A long life, well lived, came to a peaceful end on September 20, 2016 at Douglas Memorial Hospital in her 90th year. Predeceased by her husband Charlie (2011) and her son Michael (1985), Emily was the devoted mother of Anne (Paul) Bouchard, Beth (Scott) Serada and Mary (Mike) Smith. Loving grandmother of Kathryn, Mike & Dave Bouchard, Michael, Chris & Matt Smith and Michelle (Ray) Turcotte and Justin Serada. Great-grandmother of Hannah and Easton. Sister of Maggie Zacher, Pauline (Ross) Dickey and the late George Seitz (2013) and Dorothy Persoon (1988). Sister-in-law of Theresa Jones and Donna Seitz. Emily was an active and long-time member of St. Michael's Church, serving in many ministries, and a life member of the Catholic Women's League. Emily's cheerful disposition and smile endeared her to everyone she met. Emily excelled at handicrafts of all kinds, especially her cards. But Emily's greatest joy was her family. Our mother was, and always will be, loved for her joy, her inspiration, her relentless optimism and her unconditional love. The family invites you to celebrate a wonderful life devoted to family, faith and being of service to others. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave Fort Erie, entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Sunday, September 25th from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Mass at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church on Monday morning at 11:00 with Reverend Patrick Gilmurray officiating. If so desired, donations may be made to St. Michael's Church Memorial Fund or a charity of your choice.
Jeannette MacDonald
MACDONALD, Jeannette -It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Jeannette MacDonald (Page) on September 20th in her ninetieth year. Predeceased by her husband Gordon E. MacDonald. She will be missed by her son and daughters: Glenn MacDonald (Holly Riddell), Gail MacDonald (Dan Lubberts) and Jan MacDonald (Allan Zylich), her 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She will be missed by her sister Louise and her sister in law Yolande as well as nieces and nephews, friends and their families. We would like to thank Dr. Bronicheski and the staff of Unit C of Niagara Falls General Hospital and Doctor Che and the many PSWs that assisted with her care. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave. Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. Friends may visit with the family at the Funeral Home on Friday morning from 930 until 1030 at which time we will depart for Funeral Mass at 11 am at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Snyder (Netherby and Sodom Rd.) Interment to follow in the Churchyard. In lieu of flowers, pay it forward, share a random act of kindness of your choice. Mom supported many charities including Covenant House, Christian Children's Fund of Canada and World Vision
Edith Dawn Collins
COLLINS (nee Teal), Edith Dawn, passed away peacefully on Saturday September 17th, 2016 surrounded by family and friends. Predeceased by husband William Arnold Collins, parents Victor and Edith Teal, siblings Ruth Anne, Skip, Shirley, Linda, and Maureen. She leaves behind her children Donald (Cheryl), Bob (Marianne), Gloria, Christine, Jim, 11 Grandchildren, 10 Great Grandchildren, and brother Skeeter. If there was ever an angel on Earth it was our mother Dawn. It's not how much you love, but how much you are loved by others...A true testament to how our mother lived and the countless people she has touched in her lifetime. Many thanks to all those wonderful people who have provided exceptional support and care for our mother along the way. As per our mother's wishes, the visitation will be held on Tuesday September 20th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Benner Funeral Home, service to follow on Wednesday September 21st, 2016 at 11am. In lieu of flowers please make a donation on behalf of Dawn to her favorite charity the Salvation Army.
Steve Jones
Steve passed away at home on Tuesday September 13th, 2016 at the age of 54. Beloved husband of Nina. Loving father of Kyle. Cherished brother to Lorie (Scott) Painter and Darcy Jones. Also survived by his father-in-law Jose and mother-in-law Virginia DeFrias his nieces, nephews and extended family. Predeceased by his parents Robert and Elain Jones. Steve was a Superintendent with Canada Customs and an Honourary member of Fort Erie Fire Department Company 3. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Sunday September 18th from 1-3 and 6-9 pm. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel on Monday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.
Deogratias Niragira
NIRAGIRA, Deogratias passed away peacefully at St. Catharine's General Hospital on September 13, 2016 at the age of 66. Lovingly remembered by his children Sheila, Prosper, Diane, Elvis, Ornella & Vanessa, as well as by their mother Micheline Kubwimana. Cherished grandfather of Keza, Giana & Xavier. He will be sadly missed by his many friends and extended family. An avid reader and lover of travel, Deo was passionate about helping those in need. He loved celebrating life and all the beauty it had to offer. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, September 20th from 6-8pm. A memorial mass will be held at St. Michael's Catholic Church on Saturday, September 24th at 12pm. A reception will follow in the church hall. Floral tributes for Tuesday's visitation may be sent to or dropped off at the funeral home by 3pm that day.