Benner Funeral Services
Fort Erie, Ontario

Recent Obituaries:

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Michele LaMonte
2016-02-04
LaMONTE, Michele - Passed away suddenly at her home in London, Ontario on Thursday February 4th, 2016 at the age of 61. Loving mother of Holly Ann Poirier (Michael), Anthony Petersen (Brandy) and Cherry Lynn Nielsen (Sean). Cherished grandmother of Kaine, Brittney, Noah, Sydney, Owen, Brooklyn, Scott, Cooper and Matthew and great-grandmother of Lilly. Dear sister of Patrice Hill (David), Renee Robichaud (Yvon) and Anthony LaMonte (MaryAnn). Predeceased by her parents Norman LaMonte (Marjorie) and grandparents Anthony and Bertha LaMonte and Jack and Bessy Holt as well as her special friend Phillip Warner. Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie, entrusted with arrangements. Cremation has taken place. A service to celebrate Michele's life will be held at the funeral home on Thursday February 11th, 2016 at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association. God Sees Every Tear No heart breaks alone, for God is always near, And When a prayer is whispered, He's always there to hear... When sorrow's overwhelming, He comforts tenderly, For not a single tear will fall that the Father doesn't see. May you always remember that God loves you. He feels your pain and heartache. And he will never leave you or forsake you. May you find comfort in knowing God sees Every Tear.
Gerald "Jerry" Douglas Lea
2016-02-06
LEA, Gerald Douglas - Passed away on Saturday February 6, 2016 at Maple Park Lodge one month shy of his 101st birthday. Beloved husband of the late Rose (1975). Dear father of Jerry (the late Sharon) and the late Chuck and survived by daughter-in-law Joyce Lea. Cherished grandfather of Gary (Lina) and Shari (John) and great-grandfather of Chuck, Kali and Georgina. Brother of Connie Shaw and the late Lorna Nelson. Uncle of Karen Gates, Kirk Bremner, Carol Sauer and Lorna Piano. Born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia in 1915 and moved to Buffalo at the age of 9. He served in the Conservation Corps in Tennessee returning to Buffalo and then married in Fort Erie. He worked at Fleet Manufactoring and was custodian at Wintemute School for many years. Gerald finished his working life at Speedway Conveyors in Buffalo. He was a member of RCL Br.71 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. Jerry's family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday February 10th, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A service to celebrate his life will be held at the funeral home on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment will follow at McAffee Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Brenda May Pattison
2016-02-06
PATTISON, Brenda May - Passed away at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Saturday February 6th, 2016 at the age of 66. Beloved wife of Dan for 42 years. Dear mother of Wayne (Jen) and Cynthia (Don). Cherished grandmother of 5 and great grandmother of 3. Sister of Bruce Wheatcroft. Daughter-in-law of Jim Pattison. Sister-in-law of George (Debbie) Pattison. Special friend of Tina. Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave. Fort Erie, entrusted with arrangements. Cremation has taken place and Brenda will be interred in Calgary at a later date. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Gerry Salvati
2016-01-26
It is with great sadness that the family of Gerry Salvati announce his passing on Tuesday January 26th, 2016 at home at the age of 88. Beloved husband of the late Antonietta (2010). Proud father of Maria (Robert) and Joanne (Mark). Cherished grandfather of Chanelle, Tim, Joelle and Timmy. Survived by his sisters Gina and Concettina. Predeceased by his daughter Maria and son Timmy. Arrangements entrusted to Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie. A private family service was held on Thursday January 28th with interment at Greenwood Cemetery. A memorial gathering will be held at the funeral home on Saturday March 12th from 1-3 p.m.
James Rider
2016-01-27
RIDER, James (Tex) Surrounded by his family and friends on Wednesday January 27th, 2016 at the Douglas Memorial Hospital at the age of 63. Beloved husband of Aline Caya. Survived by his brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Arrangements entrusted to Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Tex's life will be held at The Fort Erie Legion Br. 71 on Saturday February 27th, 2016 from 1-4 p.m. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.
Rinaldo Peter Morello
2016-01-22
MORELLO, Rinaldo Peter - On Friday January 22nd 2016 Peter traded his heartbeat for wings at the age of 87. He is predeceased by his wife Anne. He is survived by his loving daughter Joanne, grandchildren Brandon, Jordan and Andrew and great grandchildren Ryker-Sky (Rachell), and Carson. Brother to Ida Wood and God father to Marie Dowling. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave. Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Tuesday January 26th from 12 noon until service time at 2 pm in the chapel.
Concetta Saieva
2016-01-20
Saieva : Concetta Passed away surrounded by the love of her family at the Douglas Memorial Hospital on Wednesday January 20th, 2016 at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Gerlando "Gerry". Proud mother of Nina (Jim) Tummillo, Charles Saieva and Angelo (Sheri) Saieva. Cherished Nonna of Ana , Joe (Jane), Cassandra (Chris), Jerry, Connie and Angela. Bisnonna to Geena, Danny, Hanna and Jesse. Also survived by her extended family and friends. Predeceased by her brother Gaetano and sisters Bridgetta and Guiseppina. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Thursday January 21st from 4-8 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday morning at 11 o'clock at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church. Interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Allen Chris MacDonald
2016-01-18
MacDonald Allen Christopher Gainsay who dare, the MacDonald courage is born and can't be broken! Chris passed away at the Welland County Hospital on Monday January 18th, 2016 at the age of 74 after a hard fought battle. He was the husband of June. Loving father of Christina MacDonald and Sheila (Jeffrey) Wartinger. Forever in the hearts of his granddaughter Judith (Cory) Leeson and his grandson Mac. Cherished great grandfather of Cora and Willow. Sadly missed by his siblings Donald (Sharon), Quinn, Gwen (Reg) Lake and Angus (Dawn). He will also be missed dearly by his Fort Erie Brothers & Sisters Jim (Linda), Randy MacDonald, Joan MacDonald, Eleanor (Danny) Munroe and Heather (Donny) Millar and families, as well as all his friends. Predeceased by his parents Finnan and Peggy MacDonald of Cornwall, Ont. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Friday January 22nd from 2-4 & 7-9. Funeral Services will be held in the Funeral Home on Saturday morning at 11 o'clock. Cremation to follow. A reception will take place at Royal Canadian Legion Br. #71 Chris will be fondly remembered by his many friends at the Fort Erie Racetrack and the family would invite those who wish to donate to the Horseman's Benevolent Fund or the Last Chance Horse and Pony Rescue