Benner Funeral Services
Fort Erie, Ontario

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Nicole Fisher
FISHER, Nicole - March 3, 1950 - April 15, 2018 passed away peacefully, at her home, with loved ones by her side on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the age of 68. Beloved wife of Frank Allen. Also survived by her brother Paul (Tracey) Laviolette and sister Diane Collier. She was predeceased by her parents Marie and Roland Laviolette and brothers John and Jack Laviolette. She will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, family and friends . BENNER FUNERAL SERVICES entrusted with arrangements. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will take place at a later date. Always in our hearts and never forgotten.
Jerry Learn
Learn, Jerry Roy Passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, April 13th, 2018 at GNGH at the age of 78. He leaves behind the love of his life, his wife Midge of 52 years. Cherished dad of Jerry, Kim Mussat and Barb Luiano. Proud Grandpa of Justin & Jason Cirillo, Colton & Caleb Mussat and Randy & Jeff Luciano. Dear brother of Millie (late Paul) Willick. Brother-in-law of Jackie (Larry) Doner & Peggy (Sal) Moceri. Fondly Remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by parents Roy and Nettie, his brothers Harold and Harry. Arrangements entrusted to Benner Funeral Services, as per Jerry's wishes cremation has taken place. "Rest in Peace My Love"
Norma Moosie
MOOSIE, Norma T. - Norma passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at the age of 83. Sadly, missed by her sisters Vivienne (George), Joy (Noel), brother Tony (Lola), nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her parents Samuel and Edna and brother Franklin. Cremation has taken place. BENNER FUNERAL SERVICES, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, 310 Central Ave., Fort Erie on Friday, April 27th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Rite of Committal will follow at McAffee Cemetery.
Joyce Sokach
Sokach: Joyce Berry After a courageous and hard fought battle with lung disease, Joyce Audrey Sokach passed away peacefully in the arms of her daughters Lenore & Beverly on Sunday April 8th, 2018. Predeceased by Nick Sokach and John Froud. Loving mother of Lenore (Jack) McKeen, Wayne (Sheila), Beverly (Ricky) Haygood and Judy (Cyril) Gauthier. Fondly remembered by her 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Also survived by her sister Jean Grieve and brother Roy Berry. Predeceased by one granddaughter. Cremation will take place. At Joyce's request there will be no funeral. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. Because of Joyce's love for animals, donations to the Fort Erie S.P.C.A. would be appreciated in her memory.
Mona Lawrence
Mona passed away on April 8th, 2018 at the age of 80. Predeceased by her first husband Joseph Lawrence and second husband John Schutter. Loving mother of Robert (Marianne) and Thomas. Sadly missed by grandchildren Tommy, Adam and Aurora, great grandchildren Christopher, Bailey and Madison and her great great grandson Brett. Also survived by her many friends and extended family including Sean, Marcey, Tracey, Kyle, Rebecca, Lena and Cherie and the members of the Schutter family. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Thursday April 12th from 7-9 pm. Funeral Services will take place in the Chapel on Friday at 1 o'clock. If so desired, donations to the Canadian Lung Association for the treatment of COPD would be appreciated by the family.
Frank Conway
December 24, 1951 - March 30, 2018 It is with great sadness that Frank's family announces his sudden passing at the Welland Hospital on Friday, March 30, in his 67th year. Predeceased by his parents, Murray [2015] and Miriam [2014]. Beloved husband and best friend to Jeanette Conway, and father to Josh and Shauna and step father to Jeremy. Loving brother to Sheila Bracken [Clair], Colleen Lake [Gary], Patti Breen [Terry] and Jane Silvestre [Joe]. Raised in St. Catharines, Frank retired from TRW, and he and Jeanette bought their dream home in Crystal Beach where they lived with their two little dogs Romeo and Juliet. Frank was a social person and will be missed by many friends and his pool partners in Crystal Beach. May he rest in peace. Cremation has taken place and at Frank's wishes there will be no funeral service.
Sandra Harkins
Sandra passed away at the Greater Niagara General Hospital surrounded by family on Thursday April 5th at the age of 70. Loving wife of Dave. Proud mother of Tracy (Mark) Wascher and Ryan (Kerrie) Harkins. Grandma Mimi will forever be in the hearts of Thomas, Charlie, McKenzie and Alex. Sadly missed by siblings Eddy Deschamps (Sigrid), Brenda Butchart (David), Patrick Deschamps (MaryLou) and Andre Deschamps (Judie), many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She adored and was loved by her canine companions Hogan, Louie and Roxy who will miss her special dinners. A heartfelt thank you is extended to our P.S.W. friends who loved and cared for Mom. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Saturday April 7th from 7-9 pm and on Sunday April 8th from 1-3 pm. Dress Casually, Hawaiian shirts encouraged. Cremation will take place with graveside prayers to be held at a later date. If donating in Sandra's memory, the family would ask that you consider ALS.
Frank Durante
Frank J. Durante - January 21, 1923 - April 4, 2018 After a long and fulfilling life Frank has left this earth to join his family and close friends who have gone before him but especially to join his beautiful wife Lucy (Fredo -June 12/1980) in heaven where together they will continue to watch over their family. Predeceased by his mother Angela Durante (DiMarchi 1988), his father Joseph Durante (1929) and his son-in-law Donald Dickson (2012). Lovingly remembered by his children Grace Maskell- Fort Erie, Maria Knowles (Jim)- London, Gloria Lagace - (Tim) Burlington, Frank Durante - (Annette) Fort Erie and Bonnie Dickson - (Donny) Fort Erie, his 14 grandchildren Scott (Diana), Shannon (Ryan), Sean, Sarah (Kwame), Stephanie, Kelly, Matt (Marlene), Steven (Nola), Keith (Caroline), Jessica (Nate), Michelle (Derek), Laura (Mark), David , Kelsey (Jack) and his great-grandchildren - Audrey, James, Cole, Ethan, Andrew, Marcus, Joey, Dylan and Ella. He will also be missed by his sister Ines McGowan (John) along with their children Debbie, Darrow, their families and his in laws, the Fredo family. Frank was born in St. Catherine's Ontario, but lived most of his life in Fort Erie where he raised his family. Frank served in the Canadian Airforce during WWII in the Pacific theatre at Canada's most western lookout post; Langara Island. He often shared with us many of his wonderful stories of the great friendships he developed while on duty. After returning to Fort Erie, he married the love of his life, Lucy. Together they raised their five beautiful children with love, compassion and kindness. Frank was always an active member in the community. One of Frank's proudest accomplishments was his involvement in Catholic Education in Niagara, for which he served 36 years on respective boards, many of them as chairman. Frank was always an active member of St. Michael's parish, and a lifelong member of the Knight of Columbus serving as Grand Knight and the Knights financial secretary for many years. He became part of the prestigious 4th Degree Order participating in many 4th Degree Knights of Columbus activities over the years. As a true Knights believer in patriotism and charity, Frank volunteered with the St Vincent De Paul Society for many years. Thank you to the staff at Revera who provided care for Frank over the last few years and to Dr Scher and the caring staff at Douglas Memorial Hospital. Benner Funeral Services has been entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive visitors on Friday, April 6th from 2-4 and 6-9 pm with vigil prayers will be recited at 3:30pm in the funeral home. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, April 7th at 11 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Niagara Foundation for Catholic Education (The Frank J Durante Bursary) or charity of your choice.