Benner Funeral Services
Fort Erie, Ontario

Recent Obituaries:

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Paul Paura
Paul R. Paura, of Fort Erie, Ontario, passed away February 17, 2017 surrounded by his loving family at the HHS (Hamilton-General). Born March 29, 1966 in Toronto. Beloved son of Hilda and Harry Paura, second of five children, but always striving for first place in all that he did. Uncle to Jacob, Aaron, Lauren, Lindsay, Carolyn, Grace and Rachel, Maria and Hans. Paul is survived by his Mother Hilda, youngest sister Jennifer Logan (Mike), with brothers Marcus (Tawnya), John (Olya) and Randy (Monica). He will be sadly missed by his large extended family (by blood and oath), very close friends, cycling buddies and associates, and so many others around the world. Celebrated cyclist, physical fitness enthusiast and living life full out. Paul has moved on to his next great adventure, that he always spoke of so fondly and dearly, to be with his Lord and Saviour. Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Avenue, Fort Erie, entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Friday, 24-Feb from 3:30-5:30pm. Memorial service thereafter, celebrated by Pastor Bruxy Cavey at Benner's Chapel, 5:30 pm. Internment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, take action per your convictions and help make this world a better place (Paul would likely challenge us all to meet or exceed 4 out of 6!): - donate or subscribe to Canadian Blood Services ( - get on the stem cell registry ( - support your local Hospital with a donation, or encourage your MPP to invest in its resources so Canadians can live strong (see the OECD site for world class benchmarks and solutions) - hug a cyclist (well, ask permission first) - hug a buddy (honestly! might be a life changing experience) - hug your family (however protocol allows/dictates) Thank you, everyone for your love, support and prayers.
Gerald "Jerry" NANCARROW
NANCARROW, Gerald Stephan "Jerry" - passed away at his home on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 in his 67th year. Jerry will be lovingly remembered by his wife Ilona David and her daughter Kitti Tanka (Adam Ferri). Dear son of Margaret Grobowski. He was predeceased by his brothers Michael and Joey. BENNER FUNERAL SERVICES, 1105 Benner Ave. Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive their friends on Friday, February 17, 2017 from 1:30 until time of service in the Chapel at 3 o'clock. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Fort Erie S.P.C.A.
Ingeborg Arends
Arends: Ingeborg Ingeborg passed away surrounded by her 3 daughters at the Gilmore Lodge on Tuesday February 7th, 2017 at the age of 90. Sadly missed by daughters Angelika (Jan), Karin (Axel) and Heidi (Mark). Proud Grandmother of John, Jeannet, Marian, Caroline, Alexander, Justin, Karsten and Joshua. Sadly missed by her many great grandchildren, and her extended family, especially her niece Rosemarie Assmuth of Germany. Predeceased by her husband Werner and grandson Colin.. Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave. Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. In keeping with her wishes cremation has taken place. A Private graveside service for the immediate family will be held.
Ted Laszek
Laszek: Theadore Andrew "Ted" - Ted passed away peacefully on February 6th, 2017 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital at the age of 63. Sadly missed by his siblings Irene (Ken) Kane, Helen (Walter) Bak, John (Christine) and Roger. Predeceased by his brothers Paul, Richard, and Tim; and his mother, Eugenia and his father Andrew. Ted will be remembered by his extended family and friends. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Friday from 10:30am until 11:30 at which time we will depart for Funeral Services to be held at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church at 12 o'clock. If so desired, donations to the Brain Injury Association of Fort Erie.
Lisa Cebrynski (nee Possler)
CEBRYNSKI (nee Possler), Lisa Johanna - passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 in her 55th year. Beloved wife of William "Will" Cebrynski. Loving mother of Bill (Mandy) and Chris (Rosie). Cherished grandmother to Kyia, Gage and Autumn Mackey. Dear daughter of Lorna Possler and the late John Possler and daughter-in-law of Elaine Cebrynski. Loving sister of Gary Possler (Debbie) and Heidi Possler (Kevin) and sister-in-law of Stacey Ross (John), Scott Cebrynski (Carolyn). She will be lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews, John, Jen, Karah, Ben, Trevor and Jackson, and her great nieces, great nephews and Teddy. Lisa was co owner of Peninsula Custom Brokers Ltd. with her siblings and enjoyed spending time on the Beach. Special thanks to Dr. Che and all her nurses and support staff for all the excellent care that was given to her. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave. Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will take place in the Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, February 9th at 11 a.m. For those who wish donations may be made to the Cancer Society.
Marie Rose
Marie Ellen Rose (nee Williams) passed away peacefully at Gilmore Lodge on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Albert Rose. Loving mother of Larry Rose, Gordon Rose, Brian Rose, Bill Rose, and Marlene Rienzo (Dale). Cherished grandmother of Michael (Jennifer), Benjamin (Kate), Josh (Callie), Peter, Ryan, Jessie, Jeremy and Christopher and loving great grandmother of Brandon, Jordan and Zoey. Marie is survived by her brother George Williams (Kathy) and step brothers Ken Williams (Judy) and Al Williams (Mildred) and many nieces and nephews. Marie will be remembered as a very gentle and shy person of high morals, love and compassion. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave, Fort Erie, has been entrusted with arrangements. A private family service will be held with interment in St. Michael's Cemetery. In memory of Marie those who wish may donate to the Gilmore Lodge Auxiliary.
Marlene Gallant
Gallant: Marlene It is with sadness that we announce Marlene's passing at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital on January 24th, 2017 ending her short but courageous battle with cancer. Pre deceased by her loving husband and best friend Tony. Cherished mother of Kim Morris, Tammy (John) Minicucci and Chantel Gallant. Proud grandmother of 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Also survived by her siblings and her large extended family and many dear friends both here and on Prince Edward Island. Predeceased by her only son Corey (July 2007). Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 5 pm until the time of service in the Chapel at 6 o'clock. Interment to take place on Prince Edward Island. If so desired, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Maria Portolesi
Portolesi : Maria Francesca (nee Cirillo) Maria Portolesi passed away at the Gilmore Lodge Home for the Aged on Saturday January 28th at the age of 98. Loving wife of the late Rocco. She leaves her loving children Angela Anderson, Russ (Joy Anne) Portolesi, Ida (Al) Hutchinson and Cathy Portolesi. Cherished Noni of Carlee and Andrew Portolesi, Chris Anderson, Lisa (Gerry) Anderson-LaFlamme, Kristen (Phil) Hutchinson, Rocky, John, Domenic Jr. and MaryAnne. She will be sadly missed by her adoring great grandsons Raiden and Daxon who provided her with endless laughs, beautiful artwork and the hugs and kisses she so welcomed. Also survived by her many nieces and nephews and extended family. Predeceased by her son Domenic, son-in-law Mike Anderson and brother Joe Cirillo. The family extend their gratitude to the outstanding staff at Gilmore Lodge who provided such loving and personal care. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Thursday February 2nd from 2-4 and 7-9. Parish prayers to be offered at 3:30. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael's Church on Friday at noon. A reception will follow the interment at Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the Gilmore Lodge Auxiliary would be appreciated by the family.