Benner Funeral Services
Fort Erie, Ontario

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Tony Greggain
Greggain, Thomas Hilton "Tony" It is with great sadness that the family of Tony Greggain announce his passing at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Sunday, April 21st, 2019 at the age of 94. Predeceased by his loving wife Elaine (nee Cotter) and his brothers Ron & Norman. Proud father of Gail Bown (late Jim), Tom (Amy) and Mary Ellen Tabor (late Don). Cherished grandfather of Christopher (Tanya), Stephen (Michelle), T.J. (Lyndsay), Andrew (Courtney), Kailey (Corwin) and Kyle and loving great grandfather of Paige, Carter, Alyssa, Thomas, Keaton, Kaia and Lewis. Uncle Tony will be fondly remembered by his many nieces nephews and extended family. At the age of 19 he married the love of his life and settled in Renfrew and later their family of three moved to Fort Erie in 1961. Tony worked for the town of Fort Erie and later for the Niagara Region. As a WWII veteran he belonged to the Legion for over 40+ years. He enjoyed wood working, fishing and was a handy man offering his time & skills when needed. Tony was a long-time member of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church and volunteered in many capacities including the Knights of Columbus. Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Friday April 26th from 2-4 and 7-9. Vigil Prayers at 3:30. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church 310 Central Ave. Fort Erie on Saturday morning at 11 o'clock. If so desired, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family
Fedor Woronow
Woronow: Fedor "Fred" Fred passed away at the age of 86. Husband of Taissia Pritz. Stepfather to Sergei and his family along with many other extended family in Russia. He is sadly missed by his sister Anastasia Drozdov and nieces Liza and Lola. Predeceased by his siblings Vasily, Katia and Maria. Fred moved to Fort Erie from Burlington where he lived for decades and worked in the Blast Furnace area of Stelco Hamilton. Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. Funeral Services in the chapel at 11 am April 20th.
Tony Passero
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our loved one Tony Passero after a short illness at the Hamilton General Hospital on Saturday April 6, 2019. Tony leaves behind his wife of 28 years Cheryl, his adoring children Meaghan, Nikolas and Anthony, the lights of his life his three granddaughters Delaney "Big D", Reaghan "Blondie" and Myley "Chochie". His most special love, his mother Maria and his two brothers Sam and Gino. He is the loving uncle to Maria and Glenn Burke and Frank Passero. Brother in law to Joy (Dan) Hatcher, Dave (Julie) Anthony, Ron (Sharon) Anthony and is survived by many nieces and nephews. Tony was loved by all his Passero and Sansano cousins and far too many friends to name. Predeceased by his father Frank (1996) Tony was the face of the Fort Erie Meteors for over 40 years and a disappointed Leafs fan for 50+. The lives he touched in the hockey world and beyond are immeasurable. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5-8 and on Wednesday from 2-8. Funeral Services will be held at the Fort Erie Leisureplex on Thursday morning at 11 am. Interment to follow in McAffee Cemetery. After much thought the family would encourage those considering making donations to consider the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Tony Passero Memorial Fund.
Tancrede Morin
MORIN, Tancrede "Tonk" - Passed away at home surrounded by his daughter on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the age of 89. Loving husband of the late Jean Morin (2017). Loving father of Jackie (Wayne) Turner, Wendy (John) Barber, and Christine (Andy) Montana. Cherished grandfather and great grandfather. BENNER FUNERAL SERVICES (1105 Benner Ave, Fort Erie) entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive visitors on Friday, April 5th, 2019 from 11 am - 1pm. Funeral Services will follow at 1 pm in the Chapel. If so desired, donations to Hear & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by his family. Special thanks to Marcalita & Meagan & the St. Elizabeth team, Dr. Parks, Leona from the LHIN & the loyal Paramed team of 8 years.
Passionaria Brooks
Brooks, Passionaria (nee Henderson) March 18, 1936 - March 26, 2019 Passed in her home on March 26, 2019 in her 84 th year. Beloved wife of the late Richard Alfred Brooks (d.December 19, 2007). Loving and devoted mother of Suzanne (Pat) Smith, Tracy (John) Prodenzino and Richard Jr. (Angela) Brooks. Loving grandmother of Patrick (Brandie) Victoria (Donnie), Julian, Miguel and Izabella Ferreira-Brooks. Great grandmother of Precious Smith, Sophia and Mia. Dear sister of Jessie (pre- deceased Tony) Rodriguez and family. Patsy touched the hearts of many and will be sadly missed by many close relatives and everyone who knew her. Family would like to thank Paramed, St. Elizabeth and LHINS for all medical assistance provided in her home. A private service for family will be taking place at a later date.
Phyllis Wilkinson
WILKINSON, Phyllis Edith (nee Bush) "Fast Phyl" Start Line: August 5th, 1918 Finish Line: March 27th, 2019 Phyllis won at the race of life, peacefully crossing the finish line in her 101st year, surrounded by those that loved her deeply and were cheering her on. Phyllis was a proud member of the community in Fort Erie since her families immigration from England in 1920. She dedicated her working years first to Horton Steel, then to the family business, Wilkinson Plumbing, until her retirement at 90 years old. Devoted wife of the late Harry Wilkinson, who she ardently referred to as "Happy Harry". Welcoming her at the pearly gates are her brothers and predecessors, Eric and Harry, whom she spoke about often, and with adoration. She will be sorely missed, but fondly remembered and always respected, by her children Rick and Linda Wilkinson, Sue Keating and Jane Matthews. Deeply loved and cherished by her grandchildren, William, Brett, Katie (Tracy), Timothy (Greg) and Sean (Tricia), whom she had close and special relationships with over the years. Phyllis always enjoyed time with her great grandchildren, Brody, Colbie, Beau and Jacob. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Phyllis' dear friend and companion, Colleen Listhaeghe. The time they spent together over the past few years was special and deeply appreciated by both Phyllis and her family. A big thank you to the team at Gilmore Lodge, and Garrison Place. Your kindness, compassion and caring was paramount to the quality of life Phyllis enjoyed over the past 5 years when she transitioned from her home, into care, at 95. A special thank you to the Gilmore Lodge, Bridgeburg House Staff on Unit 3 who were exceptional in providing end of life care to Phyllis over the past week. You are amazing. The family wishes to acknowledge and thank Dr. Claudius Che for his caring and compassion. Phyllis adored you, thank you for ensuring she passed with dignity. At Phyllis' request, funeral arrangements entrusted to Benner Funeral Services, Fort Erie. A celebration of her life will take place on Monday, April 1st at 11:00am at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Fort Erie, where Phyllis was a devoted member for 98 years. The service will be followed by her being layed to rest in the St Paul's Anglican Churchyard Cemetery, where she will be reunited with her loving family, with a reception to follow in the St Paul's Church Hall. A memorial bench will be installed by The Town of Fort Erie on the Friendship Trail on Lakeshore Road close to the home Phyllis lived in for almost 45 years. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Phyllis' memory be made to St. Paul's Anglican Church or The Gilmore Lodge Auxiliary.
Sandra Barkley
Barkley, Sandra Jacqueline passed away peacefully at Douglas Memorial Hospital on March 26, 2019 in her 76th year. Lovingly remembered by her husband John Morningstar and her two sons Kevin (Lisa) and Ken (Cindy). Missed by her grandchildren Blake (David), Chelsea (Jordan) Harper, great grandson Jaxson Harper, siblings Gary McLean (Bev), Bonnie McMillian along with many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by her brother in law Brian McMillian and grandson Holden Passmore. The family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Sher and all the staff at Douglas Memorial hospital for their care and compassion for Sandra during her time there. Benner Funeral Services has been entrusted with the arrangements. Following Sandra's wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will take place with family and friends at a later date. If you so wish, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
James McGuinness
Jim passed away peacefully with family by his side on March 20, 2019 at the Hamilton General Hospital. Born in England in 1944 to the late Lawrence and Anne McGuinness. Loving husband to Margaret (nee Madden). Beloved father of Paul (Darren) and David (Jen). Cherished grandfather to Liam and Hayley. He will be greatly missed by his siblings; Doreen, Susan, and John; and many nieces and nephews. James was predeceased by his 2 brothers David and Lawrence and his sister Rosemary. BENNER FUNERAL SERVICES (1105 Benner Ave, Fort Erie) has been entrusted with arrangements. Visitation will be held Monday, April 1, 2019 from 5 - 8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Michaels Roman Catholic Church (310 Central Ave, Fort Erie) on Tuesday, April 2 at 11 o'clock. If desired, memorial donations may be to St. Michael's Church or the Fort Erie SPCA.