Benner Funeral Services
Fort Erie, Ontario

Recent Obituaries:

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Marion Pring
Pring : Marion March 17, 1928 - April 21, 2014 Passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Douglas Memorial Hospital after a long and courageous battle. Beloved wife of the late Norman Pring (2011). Dearly loved mother of Rebecca (Scott), Jane (Brian) and the late Jeffrey (1980). Cherished grandmother of Katie (Scott), Matthew (Susan), Stephen and Brittany. Adored great grandmother of Brielle and Raya and step great grandmother to Sarah and Michael. Also survived by her extended family Valerie and Connie. Predeceased by parents Alvin and Olive and Step mother Dot Woehl as well as brothers Glenn (Jacqueline) Woehl, Lloyd (Madge) Woehl, Kenneth Woehl and Raymond (Virgina) Spear. Marion was a graduate of Hamilton General Hospital Registered Nursing Program of 1949. She enjoyed her career as a Registered Nurse at the Douglas Memorial Hospital, the Fort Erie Racetrack and Horton Chicago Bridge and Iron. Marion volunteered at the Douglas Memorial Hospital after her retirement for several years. At Marion's request, Benner Funeral Services Fort Erie entrusted with Private Family arrangements. If so desired, memorial donations to St. Paul's Anglican Church Fort Erie or the Palliative Care Unit at Douglas Memorial Hospital would be appreciated by the family The family would like to thank Dr. Kim Scher and the entire nursing staff at the Douglas Memorial Hospital for their dedicated care. We would also like to thank the entire staff at The Garrison Place, Fort Erie for all their love and support.
Marjorie Mathewson
MATHEWSON, Marjorie Anna May Passed away on Thursday April 17, 2014 at Welland Hospital with family at her side at the age of 72 years. Marjorie is the beloved wife of 50 years to Gerald Mathewson. Cherished mother of Judie (Carl) Renshaw and David (Dawn) Mathewson. Dear grandmother to Jordyn, Owen, Jack and Mia. Sadly missed by her brother James. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. Cremation was followed by private family services. Donations in Marjorie's memory may be made to a charity of choice.
Richard Maraldo
Richard passed away suddenly at home on Sunday April 20th, 2014. Loving husband of Sharon. Proud father of Shawna (Darren) McCabe, Tammie (Mark) Maraldo and Jaime (Chris) Maraldo. Cherished grandfather of Bailey, Connor, Ethan, Josh and Chazz. Sadly missed by his brother Frank (Eleanor) and his many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Predeceased by his brother Jerry and sisters Angela and Carol. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Saturday April 26th from 11 am until the time of service in the Chapel at 1 o'clock. Cremation will follow. If so desired, donations to the Fort Erie S.P.C.A. or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Barbara Tinney
Barbara passed away unexpectedly on Monday April 14th, 2014 at the Erie County Medical Centre in Buffalo, New York. Loving wife of James. Proud mother of Michael. Barb is the cherished daughter of Dorothy (the Late William) Bazeley and the sister of William (Shelia). She will be forever remembered by her nieces, nephews, many wonderful friends and extended family. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Thursday April 17th from 6 pm until the time of a service to celebrate Barbara's life in the chapel at 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Clayton Hesser
Clayt passed away on April 12th, 2014 at Maple Park Lodge a month before his ninety second birthday. Beloved husband of Mary. Proud father of David (Susan) and Greg (Sandy). Sadly missed by granddaughters Christine, Erin (Ntare) and Kristen (Michael) and great grandchildren Erich, John, Duncan, Asante, Amani, Connor and Jase and great great grandson Jackson. He will be sadly missed by his neighbours the Totts and Johnston and his little dog Rylee. Clayt is predeceased by his brother Jerry and his sisters June Savage, Charolotte Teed and Carolyn Climenhage. Born in Ridgeway, he served in the Royal Canadian Artillery and was a long term employee of the Canadian Niagara Power Company. A proud supporter of the S.P.C.A., the Salvation Army and World Vison. Cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to join with the Family at Old Ridgeway Cemetery (Farr Ave. and S. Mill St.) on Saturday April 26th, at 11 o'clock. Interment will be followed by a luncheon at Williams Funeral Services 722 Ridge Rd. N in Ridgeway where everyone is encouraged to attend to share memories and refreshments.
Leah Armstrong
Armstrong : Leah Leah passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side on April 11th, 2014. Best friend and loving wife of Randy. Proud mother of Christopher (Michelle), Elizabeth (Trevor) Gabriel and Matthew (Katrina) and Special Nana of Hailey, Chase, Leah, Henry and Lachlan. Friends and family will gather at Benner Funeral Services on Wednesday April 16th from 1 pm until the time of a service at 2 pm.
Andreas Schneider
SCHNEIDER- Andreas of Fort Erie passed away peacefully at home Tuesday April 8th, 2014 at the age of 97 years. He was the beloved husband of the late Helene and father of Monica (David) of North Bay, Manfred (Sherry) of Toronto, William (Laura) of Ridgeway, Bernadette of Kitchener and Emilie of Fort Erie, grandfather of Alysha, Darian, Carli, Richard, James, Thomas and Lyle. Friends will be received at Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave. Fort Erie on Friday April 11th 5-7pm. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church on Saturday April 12th, at 11:00 a.m. Entombment will follow in Pleasantview Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Michael's Building Fund.
Patricia Petrella
Passed away at the Welland Hospital on Thursday April 3rd at the age of 77. Loving wife of Samuel. Proud mother of Samuel Jr. (Maretta), Patrick Joseph (Joan) and Deborah Teresa (Steve) VanErmmerik. Proud grandmother of Nicholas, Joshua, Jacquelyn, Sebastiano, Sydney and Isaac. Sadly missed by her siblings Diane (David) Bersani, Ellie (Jim) Downs, Ron (Carol) Vander Walker and Sharyn Vander Walker. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave, Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Sunday April 6th from 2-4 & 7-9. Vigil Prayers at 7 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. George's Roman Catholic Church on Monday morning at 10 o'clock. Entombment at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens in Fonthill to follow.