Benner Funeral Services
Fort Erie, Ontario

Recent Obituaries:

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William Slinn
Slinn : William Bill passed away at the Douglas Memorial Hospital on Saturday December 20th, 2014 at the age of 65. Cherished son of Kay. Proud father of Melissa (David Hodgson) and Stephanie Slinn (Ryan Vander Veer). Cherished brother of Karen Merker (Mel) , Diane Foster (Terry), Barbara Walton (Steven Balla) and Stephen Slinn (Anne Miller) . Predeceased by his father William and his sister Linda Slinn. Bill will be fondly remembered by his many friends and co-workers with the Town of Fort Erie. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Saturday December 27th, from 12 pm until the time of service in the Funeral Chapel at 1 o`clock. If so desired, contributions to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Linda Everts
Everts : Linda Anne (nee Purpura) Linda passed away at the Douglas Memorial Hospital on Sunday December 21st, 2014 at the age of 71. Loving wife of Robert. Cherished daughter of Iole (the late Martin "Peanuts") Purpura. Loving sister of Bart (Bonnie) and Vincent (Lynda) Purpura. She will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sister Angela Linda worked for Hart and Cooley and later for the Town of Fort Erie. She was a long-time member of St. Michael`s Roman Catholic Church and the Catholic Woman`s League. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday morning at 11 o`clock. Interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the St. Michael`s Church Building Fund would be appreciated by the family.
Barbara Marr-Anguish
Marr - Anguish : Barbara Barbara passed away at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Sunday December 14th, 2014 at the age of 55. Cherished wife of John. Proud mother of Chris and Justin. Much loved sister of Jayne (Jim) Carman, Larry (Sharon) Marr, Kate (Mike) Strik and Linda (Gerrie) Schut. Also survived by her brothers in law, Tom (Cathy) Anguish and Roy Anguish and many nieces and nephews. Barbara was a registered dietician and began her career at the Douglas Memorial Hospital. In 2000-present, she worked in the long-term senior care facilities for the Region of Niagara. She volunteered as the treasurer of the Navy League Lake Erie Shore Branch and in 2011 was awarded an Environmental Award by the Region of Niagara for her efforts in helping to keep Fort Erie beautiful. She enjoyed traveling, cruises and shows. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Friday December 19th from 2-4 & 6-9 and again on Saturday from 11 am until the time of funeral in the Chapel at 1 pm. Cremation will follow. If so desired, donations to the M.S. Society or the Canadian Mental Health Association would be appreciated by the family.
Domenic Saieva
Saieva : Domenic Passed away suddenly on Thursday December 11th, 2014 at the age of 56. Cherished husband of Giuseppina. Proud father of Pasquale (Brianne) and Josie Saieva. Loving grandfather of Luca Saieva. Sadly missed brother of departed brother Giuseppe (Diane) of Buffalo, Frank (Anita), Salvatore (Kim), Angelo, Nancy (Victor Tavcar) and Vince (Melissa) Saieva all of Fort Erie. Also survived by his, nieces and nephews and many friends. Predeceased by his parents, Pasquale and Giuseppina and his brother Gino. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Thursday December 18th from 4 - 8 pm. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday morning at 11 am from St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church. Interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Flower's gratefully declined.
Katherine Perkins
Perkins, Katherine Louise Katherine passed away suddenly and peacefully Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the age of 53. Katherine was the loving mother of Erik Perkins of Fort Erie, wife of Charles O'Connor of Newstead, NY, and sister of John(Mara) Perkins, Gregory(Cindy) Perkins, Robert Perkins and Elizabeth(John) Perkins Walton. Katherine is survived by her aunts and uncles, cousins and nieces and nephews, and will be remembered fondly by her many friends. Katherine was predeceased by her father Albert and her mother Marian and by her brother Steven Perkins. Katherine was laid to rest on Saturday, November 15, 2014 in Fort Erie. May she rest in peace in God's love.
Pauline "Polly" Church
Church, Pauline "Polly" (nee Ladyka), age 97, on Friday, November 21, 2014, at Niagara General Hospital. Polly was born in Saskatchewan but lived most of her life in Crystal Beach, Ontario with her Husband, Neil, who predeceased her in February 1998, and her three daughters, Lesley Campbell of Palm Harbor, Florida, Sharon Campbell of Jacksonville, Florida, and Glenda Sherk, who sadly passed away in September 2001. In addition to Lesley and Sharon, Polly is also survived by her sister, Pearl Challenger of British Columbia, her five grandchildren, Debra Horton, John Horton, Kristine Litchfield-Horton, David Sherk and Stephen Sherk, her three great-grandchildren, Lesley Windle-Cullis, Zachary Litchfield and Kristyn Litchfield, her many beloved nephews and nieces, especially Sharon Paradis of Oakville, Ontario, and many dear and close friends. At the request of the family, cremation has taken place. Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements.
Rheal Dubeau
It is with great sadness that the family of Rheal (Ray) Dubeau announces his passing on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at age of 54 years. Ray will be lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend of 27 years, Victoria (Vicki) and his children Wayne (Roseline) and Stephanie (Anthony) and his step-daughters Darria (Chris) and Kristen. Ray will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren Viktor, Melodie, Autumn, Michael, Gage, Ella, Ryan, Adam and one grandchild on the way. Ray is predeceased by his parents Therese Quinn and Edmond Dubeau. Ray is survived by his siblings Claudette, Claire (Gerard), Gerald, Carmen, Robert, Michel (Ghislain), Lise, Jacques (Monique), Denis (Edith) and Guy. He is predeceased by his siblings Raymond, Pierrette, Marie, Estelle, Gaston, Pierre and Nicole. Ray will be also be forever remembered by his sister in-law Dana Dunnett and brother in-law Chuck Marshello and many nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. As per Ray's wishes a funeral service will not be held. For those who wish to make a donation in lieu of flowers we ask that you think of Ray and make a donation to the charity of your choice.
Charlie Warner
Warner, Charles Earle Charlie After being continuously hospitalized from March 15, 2013 until October 26, 2014, Charlie came home. Pre-deceased by his beloved wife, Elizabeth, a misadventure with his partial foot amputation required the services of a wound care nurse every three days. After all of the adversities, Charlie died peacefully in his sleep the morning of December 1, 2014 in his 69th year. Charlie worked for his father in the collecting and recycling business in the Niagara Peninsula. He would beguile those on his route by wearing a lampshade hat. Once you met Charlie, you never forgot him. He was described by a neighbourhood friend as a diamond in the rough. His rough exterior hid a soft middle and he would help everyone. He was always a joker who lived to have fun. Charlie was a truck driver who could drive anything. He drove snow ploughs, backhoes, dump trucks and semis for a number of different employers. He will be missed by brother, Frank (Carmen) Warner, sisters Pearl Pepetti, Janice Warner, Linda Cannon, Virginia Barr and sisters-in-law Linda Warner and Florie Warner. Grieving in-laws include George Hanes, Carol (Dun) Taggart, Rosemary Hanes, Nora (Terry) Moore and Susan McNamara. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, good neighbours and friends. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie are entrusted with arrangements. In keeping with Charlie's wishes, cremation has taken place and, following a memorial service at the funeral home on Monday, December 8 at 11:00 am, the co-mingled ashes of Charlie and his late wife, Elizabeth Hanes, will be interred at St. John's Ridgemount.