Benner Funeral Services
Fort Erie, Ontario

Recent Obituaries:

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Huzarski Neil
2015-04-23
Neil passed away at the Douglas Memorial Hospital on Thursday April 23rd, 2015 at the age of 63. Beloved husband of Diane. Proud father of June and loving grandfather of Kira and Mason. Sadly missed brother of Theresa (Ed) Dobrucki, Terry (Maureen), Monica (Alec) Olenrootand Leo (Elaine) Also survived by his many nieces and nephews. Neil was born in Fort Erie and was a longtime employee of Fleet. The family extend their appreciation to Debby and Paul Shields as well as Dr. Kim Scher and the rest of the outstanding staff at Douglas Memorial Hospital for the compassion and dignified care provided to Neil. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with private family services. A service to celebrate Neil's life will be announced and held at a later date.
Alexander Doneff
2015-04-19
DONEFF, Alexander - Passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital in his 93rd year. He is survived by his brother Donald (Jane) Doneff, and sisters Helen Colman of Calgary, Nora Crerar of Ottawa and Diana Seebach of Fort Erie. Dear father of John (Judy) and Jeff (Diane) and the late Sandra (Cy) Bomhof. Cherished grandfather of Scott Bomhof, Jennifer Wiebe, Roger, Tim, Ron (Kristen) and the late John Doneff. Al was also the proud great-grandfather of Alexander, William & Thomas Bomhof, Matthew & Abby Wiebe, Ashton, Lena, Jordyn and Cole Doneff. He will be fondly remembered by his extended family and by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his beloved wife Doris Mae (Chambers) in 1979. Al was the founder of McDonco Machine Limited located here in Fort Erie and he was an avid fisherman and enjoyed flying R.C. airplanes. Special thanks to Niagara EMS and the nurses and staff at GNGH. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave. Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, April 25th at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow and then interment at Greenwood Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association or Arid Group Homes (WISH).
Vera Claus
2015-04-17
CLAUS, Vera - Passed away at her residence on Friday April 17, 2015 at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late William (2000). Dear mother of Cathy Dunn. Cherished grandmother of Steven, Jennifer and Matthew (Lindy) and great-grandmother of Andrew Beam and Cameron Dunn. Arrangements entrusted to Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Road, Fort Erie where family will receive friends on Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. A service to celebrate Vera's life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Interment will follow at Ridgeway Memorial Gardens. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society.
Douglas House
2015-04-10
Doug passed away at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Friday April 10, 2015 with his family by his side. Predeceased by his wife Margaret "Peggy" Proud father of Wayne, Brenda (Bob) Brown, Gord (Patti), Shari (Ron) and Paul (Jeanne). Cherished grandfather of Shayne, Erin, Nicole, Spencer, Sam and Jake. Sadly missed brother of Elaine Bartscher, Miriam Haynes and Gord (Jean) House. Also survived by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister Audrey Winger. Doug was a proud member and retired Chief of Fort Erie Fire Station #5 where he served for over 40 years. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 10 am until the time of service in the Funeral Chapel at 11 o'clock. If so desired, donations to Dreams to Memories would be appreciated by the family
Bob Henderson
2015-04-03
Henderson: Robert "Bob" Bob passed away at the Gilmore Lodge Home for the Aged on Friday April 3rd, 2015 at the age of 84. Devoted husband of over 53 years to Reta. Proud father of Peter (Nancy) of Guelph. Sadly missed by his sister Donna (Gord) Everett of Prince Albert Saskatchewan. Benner Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements. In keeping with Bob's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no service. If so desired, donations to the Alzheimer's Society or the Canadian War Amps would be appreciated.
Thomas Burnett
2015-04-02
Burnett: Thomas Tom passed away on March 7th, 2015 at the age of 67th. Predeceased by his parents Mae and Arthur Burnett. Tom is survived by his best friend, his dog Pirate and his many cousins. Benner Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements. A Graveside Service will be held at Greenwood Cemetery on Wednesday April 8th, 2015 at 2pm . In Tom`s memory donations to Fort Erie SPCA or Meals on Wheels would be appreciated by the family
Margaret Goodwin
2015-03-26
On Thursday March 26th, 2015 Margaret passed away peacefully at the Gilmore Lodge in her 88th, year. She was predeceased by her husband Robert (March 2001) and her son Robert (October 2014). She was the proud mother of Cathy Malone, Madelyn (Joe Gillis), Dennis (Lea), Brian (Margaret) and Harold (Shirley). She leaves behind 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Our mother was a proud war bride joining dad in 1946 when she landed at Pier 21 to join dad on P.E.I. The family wish to thank the wonderful staff at Gilmore Lodge for their compassion & great care and all their hugs. Benner Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Sunday March 29th, from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St Michael's Roman Catholic Church on Monday March 30th at 10:30am. Interment to follow at Ridgeway Memorial Cemetery. If so desired donations in memory of Margaret may be made to Ladies Auxiliary at Gilmore Lodge.
Dr. Maria Rousseva
2015-03-21
A funeral will be held on Saturday March 28th at 11:30 to Celebrate the life of Dr. Maria Rousseva. Cherished wife of Dimo Roussev, mother of Dr. Rossen Roussev and grandmother to Andrea Roussev, passed away peacefully at Douglas Memorial hospital of Fort Erie on March 21, 2015 at age 79. Dr. Rousseva had a distinguished career in internal medicine in Germany, reaching the position of Division Chief. After immigrating to Canada in 1978, she attended the University of Western Ontario residency program in oncology and proceeded to serve the community as a Radiation Oncologist at Princess Margaret Hospital. She was a passionate gardener, a poet and took great joy in entertaining at her home on the Niagara Parkway in Fort Erie. She will be greatly missed by all of us. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave, Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. Visiting will occur Saturday March 28th from 10:30 until the time of Funeral in the Benner Funeral Chapel at 11:30. Funeral Service conducted by Otez Boris Drangov, followed by internment at McAfee Cemetery, Fort Erie, Mercy Meal at Clarion Hotel 1485 Garrison Road, Fort Erie. Donations to St. Dimitar. Bulgarian Church, Brampton