Benner Funeral Services
Fort Erie, Ontario

Recent Obituaries:

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Bart Sostomi
2016-08-28
SOSTOMI, Bart - Passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Sunday August 28, 2016 at the age of 89. Loving father of Barbara Clark, Ron (Tina Smith), Lori Brady (Paul), Rob. Cherished grandfather of Shannon, Darren, Lowell, Lindsay, Brady, Lauren, Jesse and Bobby and great-grandfather of 9. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Bart was retired from Horton CBI after many years of service and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday August 30th from 7-9 p.m. A service to celebrate Bart's life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday August 31st at 11 o'clock. Rite of Committal will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Fort Erie. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Autism Ontario.
Ilean Winfield
2016-08-25
WINFIELD, Ilean E. (nee Woodcock) - Passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Thursday August 25th, 2016 at the age 79. Beloved wife of Mervin for 59 years. Dear mother of Dwayne (Darlane), Ken (Barb) and Kevin (Jackie). Cherished grandmother of Kyle, Katelyn, Chase and Roger. Sister of Geraldine and Everett and predeceased by 3 sisters. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie have been entrusted with arrangements. Cremation has taken place and visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday August 30th from 10-11 o'clock followed by a service in the chapel. Reception to follow. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society. .
Rhoda Totton
2016-08-23
TOTTON, Rhoda (nee Vance) - Passed away peacefully at the Douglas Memorial Hospital in Fort Erie, Ontario on Tuesday August 23, 2016 at the age of 84. Beloved wife of William John 'Jack' for 64 years. Loving Mom of Gale (Michael) Rempel, Dawn (Joe) Garvey and Lynnie Totton (MJ Laflair). Cherished Granny of Kelly, Korry, Adam and the late Kaitlyn. Dear sister of Maureen Blackburn (the late Teddy), Mervyn Vance (the late Jean), the late Tom Vance (Yvonne) and sister-in-law of Reginald Totton and Anne Hood (Billy). Survived by many nieces and nephews. Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie, have been entrusted with arrangements. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday August 26th from 5-8 p.m. A service to celebrate Rhoda's life will be held at St. Paul's Anglican Church, 32 Idylewylde St., Fort Erie on Saturday August 27th at 11 o'clock. Entombment will follow in the church cemetery. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society or the Gilmore Lodge Adult Day Program.
Harry Koehler
2016-08-16
Koehler: Harry Harry passed away at the Maple Park Lodge with his loving family by his side on Tuesday August 16th, 2016 in his 95th year. Predeceased by his loving wife Grace. Proud father of Sandy Darke (Ray) of Toronto and Dave Koehler (Denise) of Georgetown. Cherished grandfather of Jason Smith and great grandfather of Alice Grace. Harry was a WW II Veteran. After his discharge, Harry took a job with Canadian National Railroad and ended his career as an Engineer in 1983. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. A private family service will take place at a later date.
James Berhalter
2016-08-12
BERHALTER, James Jim passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Gilmore Lodge on Friday August 12th, 2016 at the age of 94. Predeceased by his Loving wife Beverley. Proud father of Kim (Bob Jackson) Metzger, Rick (Sharon) Berhalter, Jane Haggerty, Kerry (Andy) Berhalter-Whalen and Jim (Sunngan) Berhalter. Cherished grandfather of Sherri, Jim, Tim, Tar and Julia and great grandfather of Jennifer, Kaitlin, Emily, Rose and Stellan and Nayah and a great great grandson Hunter. Predeceased by his brother Robert, he will be sadly missed by his nieces especially Mary and his other extended family and friends. Jim was a hardworking and proud family man. He was a graduate of Niagara University and served in the United States Army during WW II He was a member of American Legion Post 264 Tonawanda NY. He will be fondly remembered as a kind, loving and gentle soul. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave. Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church on Monday August 15th at 11 a.m, there will be no prior visitation. Donations if so desired, to the Gilmore Lodge Resident's Council or the Fort Erie S.P.C.A. would be appreciated by the family. The family extend their heartfelt appreciation for the ongoing compassionate care provided by Dr. Che and the outstanding staff of Gilmore Lodge.
Joseph McNaul
2016-08-08
MCNAUL, Joseph Joe passed away at the Greater Niagara General Hospital at the age of 76. He joins his wife Rita, who passed away May 19th. Proud Dad of Louise (Phil), Phil (Darcey), and Debbie. Cherished Papa of Joseph and Kevin and great grandfather of Olivia. Joe is survived by sisters Mae (Ralph) Blair and Wilma McNaul, his brother Arthur (Sandy) McNaul and will be missed by several nephews and nieces. Predeceased by his parents Arthur and Rebecca, his sisters Sally and Bea and a brother John. A special thank you to the staff of the ICU at GNGH for their compassion and care. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. Cremation has taken place. Private family services. In memory of Joe those who wish may donate to Fort Erie COPE.
Anne Marie Murphy
2016-08-05
MURPHY, Anne Marie Josephine - Passed away at home on Friday August 5, 2016. Anne Marie is finally at peace after a long battle. Beloved spouse of Howard Smith. She is survived by her sisters Sheila and Mary Ellen, brother Paul and she will be lovingly remembered by the rest of her family. Anne Marie enjoyed travelling with Howard for many years and she will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie have been entrusted with arrangements. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass to celebrate Anne Marie's life will be held on Wednesday August 24th, 2016 at 11 o'clock at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Snyder. A reception will follow in the church hall. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Mary Howard
2016-08-02
HOWARD, Mary (nee Slack) Passed away on Monday August 1, 2016 at the Douglas Memorial Hospital, Fort Erie, after a very long, hard fought battle with cancer at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late Arnold "Red" Howard (2002). Dear mother of Gail Henwood (Dave), Janet del Rio (the late Bernie, 2011), Gordon (Marguerite) and Bruce (Lynn). Cherished grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 12. Survived by many brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews. Mary was very family oriented and was very dedicated and devoted to them. Special thanks are extended to Dr. Che for his care and friendship and also to the staff at Douglas Memorial Hospital. Arrangements entrusted to Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie. Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will be held at Greenwood Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Douglas Memorial Hospital Palliative Care.