Benner Funeral Services
Fort Erie, Ontario

Recent Obituaries:

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Kristen Cox
2019-08-07
Kristen passed unexpectedly in Fort Erie on Wednesday August 7th 2019 at the age of 38. She will be sadly missed by husband Levi and daughter Avory Cox-Vitali (Alex Lloyd). Cherished always by her parents Toni and the late Howie Cox. She leaves her siblings, Sheryl (Darrin) Cox, Glen (Christina) Cox, nephews Drew (Amie) Cox and Ryan (Victoria) Cox, Great nephew Caiden and Great niece Ava, her uncles and aunts including her special uncle Jim Ryan (Lori). Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave Fort Erie, entrusted with Private arrangements.
George Robert 'Bob' Barnes
2019-08-16
Peacefully with family by his side on Friday August 16, 2019, Bob passed away just shy of his 83rd birthday at Maple Park Lodge, Fort Erie. Bob is now reunited with his beloved wife Jean. Loving father to Greg (Doreen), Scott (Lisa), and Kristen (Doug) Gilmour. Adoring papa to Justin, Karissa, Tianna, Jenna, Quynn, Riley and Mackenna and his precious Molly. A very special thank you to the staff at Maple Park Lodge, as well as Dr. Scher for their exceptional care and compassion. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 6- 8pm at Benner Funeral Home, 1105 Benner Ave. Fort Erie. A Funeral Service will be held in the Benner Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 11:00 am. Burial to follow at Ridgeway Memorial Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Fort Erie SPCA or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
Lenore Marie Clements
2019-08-12
Peacefully surrounded by her family, Lenore passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital. Loving wife of Richard Clements and dedicated mother of the late Audrey (Joe) Iannandrea, Tad Clements and Ginette (Mike) Cox. Adoring grandma of Haley, Cody, Brennan, Mikayla, Dakota and Mason, and great-grandma of Cassidy. A special thank you to the staff at the GNGH and the St. Catharines General Hospital for their exceptional care and compassion. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 from 2-8 pm at Benner Funeral Home, 1105 Benner Ave. Fort Erie. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 in the Benner Funeral Home Chapel at 10 am. Interment to follow at McAffee Cemetery, Fort Erie. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association in Lenore's Memory.
Rhoda MacDonald
2019-08-10
Rhoda passed away at the Maple Park Lodge with her daughter at her side on Saturday August 10th, 2019 at the age of 89. Predeceased by her husband George and son Gary. Proud mother of Elli MacDonald. Cherished grandmother of Leigh Clemens, Tish (Kevin) Smith, Cheryl MacDonald and Christopher MacDonald. Sadly missed by great grandchildren Jake Clemens, Olivia Smith and Justin Smith. . Also survived by her daughter in law Diane MacDonald, sisters Sheila, Linda and Verna, many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with Private Family arrangements. If so desired, donations to the Poppy Fund at Br. #71, the SPCA or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. The family thanks Dr. Scher and the wonderful staff at Maple Park Lodge for the compassionate care provided to Rhoda.
Tony DiGiorgio
2019-08-11
DiGiorgio: Antonio Tony passed away on August 11, 2019 peacefully surrounded by family and love in his 91st year. He is now reunited with his beloved wife Mary whom he was a dedicated and loving caregiver to until her death 9 months ago. Tony is the beloved father of Diana (Alistair) Gunn and loving Nonno to Michael and Natalie. Tony is predeceased by his sisters Lavinia and Maria and brothers in law Isidoro and Carmelo as well as his niece Lena. He is the cherished uncle to Alba (Filippo) Bravoco, Michael (Susan) Bonito, Lori Bonito (Terry Harford) and Vincent Cottone. He is also survived by his cousin Lavinia Giampaolo and other family members in Canada and Italy. We are forever grateful for the wonderful care given by Dr. Marchi, Dr. Scher and the amazing staff at Douglas Memorial Palliative Care Unit for the great care and compassion for Tony. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Wednesday August 14th from 1 pm until the time of services in the Chapel at 230. Interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the Douglas Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for the benefit of Palliative Care or the Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
Dianne Putman
2019-08-09
Putman, Dianne Marie passed away unexpectedly at home on August 9, 2019 in her 65th year. Dianne will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her children Scott (Steve) and Stephanie (Gary) and grandchildren Michael and Marcus. Loving sister to Darlene (Jerry) and aunt to Ashley (Chris), Brandi and Darren. Dianne gave her time supporting many local charities by running their bingo events, and played bingo herself. In her spare time she enjoyed casino visits, cooking, reading, baking and sewing. As a nurse in her working years, Dianne found her calling to take care of and support everyone around her. She will be remembered as a caretaker not only to her patients, but also to her family and friends. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie has been entrusted with arrangements. Visitation will take place on Wednesday August 14 from 10-1 with service to follow.
Katherine Schoenhals
2019-08-01
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Kathy Schoenhals (nee Mabee) on Thursday August 1, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. Kathy was the beloved wife of William (Bill Schoenhals) and proud mother of Krista Hartman (Chris) and Julie Teal. Kathy was the daughter of Lorene Mabee and sister to Diane Robinson (Mike) Doug and Paul. Kathy was nana to Andrew Beam, Cameron Dunn, and Sarah Hartman and her extended family included Jennifer McAteer (Matt Whitley) Kiara, Alex, and Paige McAteer, Bill Corrie, Isaac and Jada Schoenhals. She is predeceased by her father Donald. Kathy and Bill loved going out for dinner and taking road trips. In lieu of flowers, Kathy and Bill request that you take your loved one for a special dinner and dedicate it in Kathy's memory. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie has been entrusted with arrangements. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Saturday August 10, 2019 at Benner Funeral Service beginning at 2:00pm. God speed Kathy.
Amanda Isaacs
2019-07-28
Amanda passed away unexpectedly at home at the age of 35. Loving mother to Torrey and Armana. She will be sadly missed by her husband Arlie Sowden, her mom Arlene Isaacs and father Kevin Varga. Cherished sister of Shawn (Tara), niece to Darlene and Judy (Oren) Doxtator. She leaves many cousins and friends with wonderful memories. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Saturday August 3rd from 4pm until the time of a service to celebrate Amanda's life in the chapel at 7pm.