Benner Funeral Services
Fort Erie, Ontario

Recent Obituaries:

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Peter Kenezone
2015-02-28
Peter passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on February 27th, 2015 in his 86th year. Pre deceased by his 1st wife Pauline and his 2nd wife Beverley and also by his brothers James, Lazaar and sister Kay (Lloyd). Proud father of Kerry (Sheri) of Buckeye, Arizona and Randy of Fort Erie and stepfather of Brian Laird. Grandfather of Joelle Guitar and great grandfather of Braedyn and Alexandra. Dearly missed by close friends Rose Freeman and Chris Bukator and all his dinner companions as well as his nieces and nephews. Peter was a long time employee of the General Motors Company where he worked as a radiographer. A service will be held in the Benner Funeral Chapel 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie on Saturday March the 7th at 2 p.m.‎ In lieu of flowers, charitable donations to the heart and stroke foundation in memory of Peter would be greatly appreciated.
Walter Hirsch
2015-02-27
Hirsch: Walter Walter passed peacefully in his sleep on February 27th, 2015 at the Douglas Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband of 52 years to Karin Hirsch. Proud father of Chris (Christina) Hirsch and Steven (Karen) Hirsch. Cherished grandfather to Alex Hirsch (Justin and Andrew Warner). He will be greatly missed by all. Benner Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements. A service to celebrate Walter's life will be held in the Benner Funeral Chapel on Tuesday March 3rd at 2 pm.
Kathryn Kingston
2015-02-27
Kingston: Kathryn L. (nee Wilby) Kathryn passed away at the Crescent Park Lodge on Friday February 27th, 2015 at the age of 88. Loving wife of the late George. Proud mother of George (Sharon) Kingston, Teresa (Jean-Philippe) Chounet and Susan Kingston. Cherished grandmother of Darryl, Jean-Marc, Christopher, Patrick, Lauren, Luis and Samuel. Beloved great grandmother of Michael. Sadly missed by her sister Ann Ochs and sister in law of Jane Wilby, Helen Wilby, Renate and Tom (Mary) Kingston and her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by daughters Patricia and Bridget, brothers John, Bill, Thomas, Glennon and James as well as sister in law Shirley. Kathryn was a charter member of the C.W.L. and worked as a Union Printer. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Monday March 2nd, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. Parish prayers in the funeral home on Monday at 3:30. Interment to follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the Victory Junction Camp, Randleman North Carolina would be appreciated by the family.
Mary Ann Carver
2015-02-21
Carver: Mary Ann After a courageous battle with cancer Mary Ann (nee McIntyre) passed away at the Douglas Memorial Hospital on Saturday February 21st, 2015 at the age of 77. Loving wife of John for 57 years. Proud mother of Dianne (Craig) Booker, Donald (Bonnie) Carver and Tim (Denise) Carver. Cherished grandmother of Carolyn (Dean) Cober, Karen Booker, Thomas Booker, Emily Carver, Hannah Carver, Amelia Carver and Jack Carver. Beloved sister of Donald (Joan) McIntyre and sister in law of Leona Lightheart, Harold (Stella) Carver, Jean (Lyle) Hawkins, Ken (Lucille) Carver and Carol (Dan) Brunt. Also survived by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Lloyd and Ruby McIntyre, her father and mother in law David and Ruth Carver and brothers and sisters in law, Gordon Lightheart, Rose (Charlie) Fish, Evelyn Roth, Shirley (George) Fish and Shelia Carver. Mary Ann was devoted to her family and will be fondly remembered for her love of quilting which she won many awards for and warm the homes of her family. The family extend their appreciation to the caregivers from CCAC, Dr. K. Scher and the Douglas Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Unit for the compassionate care provided to Mary Ann. Benner Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements. A service to celebrate Mary Ann's Life will be held in the Benner Funeral Chapel on Tuesday February 24th at 3 pm. If so desired, memorial donations to Camp Kahquah would be appreciated by the family.
John Elliott
2015-02-18
Elliott: John John passed away at the Welland Hospital on Wednesday February 18th, 2015 at the age of 91. Beloved husband of the late Jean. Proud father of Darrel (Valerie) Elliott and Darlene (The late Sandy) Nelson. Cherished brother of Don (Judy) Elliott. He will be sadly missed by his niece Juliet (Ryan) Middlecamp and nephew Jamie (Jen) Redmond. Predeceased by his other siblings. John was a veteran of WWII with the RCAF and spent over 35 years with the C.N.R. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Monday February 23rd from 2-4 & 7-9. Funeral Services will be held in the Benner Funeral Chapel on Tuesday at 11 am. If so desired, donations to C.O.P.E. would be appreciated by the family.
Shirley Pepper
2015-02-15
Shirley passed away on February 15th 2015 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late George. Proud mother of Rod Pepper and Cindy Plato. Loving grandmother to Ryan Pepper, Kara Pepper, Jeffery Plato and Paul Pepper. Cherished great grandmother of Jade and Ashton. She will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Predeceased by her daughter Kimberly and her son John as well as by her siblings. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. Friends and Family are invited to a graveside service on Friday February 20th at 1 o'clock at Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Donna Thyret
2015-02-12
Donna passed away at her home surrounded by the love of her family on Thursday February 12, 2015 at the age of 69. Predeceased by her husband Earl. Proud mother of Robin Johns, Tammy Sumbler and Robert (Wendy) Higgins. Cherished grandmother of Tayna, Jessica, Andrea, Traci, Ronnie, Bradley, Kevin, Ryan, Tanner, Zachery, Zoe and Ashley. Sadly missed by her great grandchildren her siblings Ron (Sandy) Alderman, Richard (Donna), Gordon (Rachael), Raymond (Cathy), Judy and Jimmy, as well asmany nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Predeceased by her son Michael and son in law Ron. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Tuesday February 17th from 10 am until the time of funeral service in the chapel at 11 am. Interment to take place in McAffee Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the Poppy Fund of Br. 71 Royal Canadian Legion would be appreciated by the family.
Lynda Sykes
2015-02-12
Born August 28th, 1948 in Montreal QC to the late Ernie & Beulah Lorion, Lynda passed away in Niagara Falls, Ont. on February 12th, 2015 in her 67th year. Cherished mother of Elana, Robert (Julie), Jason (Allison) and Timothy. Loving grandmother of Emma Nicole and Robert Michael. Sadly missed by her brothers Michael and Nick and her sister Patricia. Also survived by her many nieces and nephews. Lynda was active in the community of Fort Erie and a faithful member of St. Paul's Anglican Church. Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave. Fort Erie, ON have been entrusted with arrangements. Friends and family are invited to gather at St. Paul's Anglican Church (Niagara Blvd and Gilmore Rd.) to visit on Friday evening February 20th, from 6-8 p.m. A service celebrating Lynda's life will be held on Saturday morning February 21st, at 11 o'clock at St. Paul's Anglican Church. In Memory of Lynda donations to St. Paul's Anglican Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated by the family.