Benner Funeral Services
Fort Erie, Ontario

Recent Obituaries:

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Rebecca Schweyer
2019-06-06
Rebecca passed away on Thursday June 6th, 2019. Loving mother of Brendan and Caleb and sadly missed by their father Darren Lund. Sister to Brett (Melinda). She leaves her nephews Carson and Jack and niece Nicole as well as her aunts Linda (Neil) Campbell and Diane Hooper and uncle Kevin Hooper and many cousins. She was the daughter of the late Cheryl Hooper. She is survived by her father Gary, grandfather Owen and other members of the Schweyer family. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family wi ll receive friends on Thursday June 20th from 6-8 pm. Funeral Services will be held at the Village Church 2536 Stevensville Rd, Stevensville, on Friday at 11 am. If so desired, donations to a fund set up to benefit the children would be appreciated. etransfers to brendan.lund23@gmail.com
Heinz Bergmeier
2019-06-07
Heinz passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends at the Douglas Memorial Hospital on June 7, 2019. Reunited with his loving wife Krystyna and daughter Annette. He leaves wonderful memories with his daughter Natalie (Rob) and grandchildren Krystofer, Tyler and Annette. Sadly missed by siblings Ushi (Norbert) and Monika (Eddi). Predeceased by siblings Rita and Claus. He loved travel, and giving back to his family and the community. Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on June 15th from 1 o'clock until the time of service in the Chapel at 2 pm. If so desired, donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
Edward Urbanski
2019-06-06
Surrounded by the love of his daughters and wife Ed passed away at home on Tuesday June 4th, 2019 at the age of 84. Beloved husband of over 60 years to Margaret. Cherished and proud father of Linda, Jerry (Gillian) and Cheryl. He leaves his grandson Corey (Danielle) with wonderful memories. Sadly missed by his siblings Andy (Kathy) and Lynda (Ken) and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Anton and Angela and siblings Lawrence and Jeane. Ed was the owner and chef at Scorpio's Restaurant and TransCanada Motor Inn in Fort Erie for over 30 years. Prior to that he worked in construction and was proud of his contribution as a supervisor of post tension to the building of the CN Tower and Ontario Place. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave. entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Monday June 10th, 2019 from 10am until time of service in the Chapel at 11 o'clock. Interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice will be appreciated.
Irene Birley
2019-06-01
May 17th , 1942-June 1st, 2019-It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Mother and Nana. Irene peacefully passed away at Welland County General Hospital on Saturday June 1st in her 77th year. Loving wife of the late Richard (Dick) Birley from Fort Erie. Cherished Mother of Richard Ryan Birley Jr. and Karen (Shawn) Knutt. Adoring Nana to her grandsons Nicholas and Devlin Knutt. Sadly missed by her brother Robert (Mary) Byers. Irene was predeceased by her parents John and Doris (Dolly) Byers. Irene was loved by many family and friends and will be greatly missed by all that knew her. She enjoyed 5 pin bowling at Carroll's Bowling Lanes and will be greatly missed by her teammates Larry's Girls. At Irene's request cremation has taken place and a private interment will be held at Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. There will be a Celebration of Life for Irene held at the Fort Erie Golf Course in the banquet hall, entrance located off Sunset Drive on Sunday June 16th from 12:00pm-2:00pm. Arrangements entrusted to Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave. Fort Erie.
Edwin Hoover
2019-05-10
Edwin "Moose" Ernest Hoover passed away peacefully surrounded by family on May 10, 2019 at Douglas Memorial Hospital in his 83rd year. Reunited with his loving wife of 60 years Colleen. Survived by his children Tim Hoover (Leslie), Wendy Burgess (Steve), Ted Hoover (Sheleigh), Cindy Lloyd (Thomas) and Debbie Raye (Rick). Lovingly missed by 10 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Remembered by his life long friend Murray Griffen and predeceased by Baby Timmy. Edwin will always be remembered for serving 27 years at the Toronto Fire Department before his retirement. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave. Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. A celebration of life will take place Sunday June 2 from 1 - 4 pm at the Connaught Park Clubhouse, 435 Jarvis St., Oshawa, ON. If so desired, donations to ALS Canada, Autism Ontario or Toronto Sick Kids would be appreciated by the family.
Olga Cottle
2019-05-18
Olga passed away peacefully at the Maple Park Lodge surrounded by her family on Saturday May 18th, 2019. Predeceased by her husband James. Loving mother to Elaine (Paul) Burger and Jane Rawlins. She leaves grandchildren James Burger (Megan Masters), Elise O'Hara (Allen), Claire Allcock (Darrell) and Jennifer Rawlins with a lifetime of memories. Olga was a proud Great grandmother to Gordon, Madelynn and Alina. Olga will be remembered for her abilities as a seamstress and a cook. She was a long-time member of Central United Church in Port Colborne. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave. Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Friday May 24th from 11 o'clock until the time of funeral services in the chapel at noon. A reception will follow. A private interment at Oakwood Cemetery will take place. If so desired, donations made to the Maple Park Lodge Residents Council would be appreciated by the family.
Margaret Dowsett
2019-05-11
Dowsett, Margaret After a short illness Margaret passed away at the Maple Park Lodge Home on Saturday May 11th, 2019 in her 98th year. Loving wife of the late Harry. Proud mother of Len (Linda) Dowsett, Peggy (Dale) Hirons, Kim Dowsett and Michael (Kim) Dowsett. Cherished grandmother to Becky, Brenda, John, Laura, Jesse, Katelynn and Carlee and Great Grandmother of Michael, Andrew, Madison, Tyler, Rhone, Neve, Vedder, Hudson, Peyton, Thomas, Trent, Wyatt and Sawyer. Predeceased by her siblings. Margaret was a kind and loving individual always putting her family first. She was a proud member of St. Paul's Anglican Church. Margaret was an original resident of Maple Park Lodge where she was surrounded by wonderful professionals who provided dignified and compassionate care. Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave., entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11:00 until time of Funeral Services which will be held in the Benner Funeral Chapel 1 o'clock. Interment to follow in St. Paul's Anglican Churchyard. If so desired, donations to the St. Paul's Anglican Church, towards the window fund would be appreciate by the family.
Harry Brunton
2019-05-05
Brunton: Henry "Harry" The family of Henry George (Harry) Brunton is saddened to share the news of his passing on May 5, 2019. Harry was reunited with Bev, the love of his life and wife of 57 years surrounded by his children, Tracy, Kimberly, Brad (Paula) and Greg (Carol) and grandchildren, Gillian Gregory (Brandon Greenwood), Taylor Stuart, Michael Brunton and Jacob Brunton. His great granddaughter, Charlotte Greenwood, was able to give him the sweetest hugs at Easter dinner. Harry will be sorely missed by his brother Bill and sister-in-law, Marsha. While he was known to some as Harry and to others as Bud, he was known to everyone as a kind and humble man. As a businessman in Fort Erie for over 50 years, Harry will be remembered for his generosity to the community and his mentorship to the countless youth fortunate enough to have worked at Brunton Bros. Harry's family extends heartfelt gratitude to the Staff of St. Catharine's Hospital ,with special thanks to Stacy for her extraordinary efforts that will not be soon forgotten. There is a special place in heaven for Dr. Kim Scher who provided exceptional care and support to Harry and his family. A private memorial service is planned. In the spirit of Harry's giving nature, donating to the charity of your choice in his name is a welcome tribute or just take a moment to do a good deed when you can.