Benner Funeral Services
Fort Erie, Ontario

Recent Obituaries:

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Edwin Hoover
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
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
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
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.
Timythy Alexander
TIM Timbers /Timythy Alexander On April 22nd, 2019 we lost a wonderful human being. Tim was predeceased by his partner Leonard who was the love of his life and his mother Alice and step dad Howard. He leaves wonderful memories with his Sister, Sandra and her husband, Wilf. His niece, Valery and nephews, Alex and Greg and his wife, Anna and great nephew, Tristan Navarrete as well as his many friends who he felt were family. A service to celebrate Tim's life will take place on Sat. May 11TH @1:30 at Bridgewater Country Club donations to Community Outreach Program Erie 32 Dufferin St, Fort Erie, ON L2A 2T5 would be appreciated.
Judith Gail Standring
Standring: Judith Gail Judy passed away peacefully at home on April 27th, 2019 at the age of 76. Loving wife of the late Norman Jr.. Proud mother of Gail (Chris Mulholland) of Fort Erie and Jennifer (Brian Whittaker) of Delta BC. . Cherished grandmother of Jesse and Bailey. Judy will be missed by her brother Grant and her extended family and friends and was predeceased by her brother Louis. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave. Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family invite friends to visit on Saturday May 4th from 11 am until the time of service to celebrate Judy's life at 12 o'clock. If so desired, donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.
Helen Miller
Miller, Helen Irene (nee Gilmour) passed away surrounded by family at the Douglas Memorial Hospital on April 24, 2019 at the age of 74. Loving wife to Austin for 54 years. Loving mother of Chris (Shelly), Kathy (James), Carrie (Scott), Colleen (Ron), Keith (Lori), Kelly (Sean). Dearly missed by sixteen grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Cherished and loved by her sister Heather Morningstar. Fondly remembered by sister-in-law Helen Ogilvie. Predeceased by parents Keith and Erma Gilmour and Ernst and Mildred Miller and sister in law Ethel Woehl, brothers-in-law Russell Woehl and Thomas Ogilvie. Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie has been entrusted with arrangements. Visitation to honour Helen's life will take place on Sunday April 28, 2019 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. A private family service and burial will take place at a later date. If you so wish, the family would appreciate donations to St. John's Anglican Church, Ridgemount Rd. Stevensville.
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