Benner Funeral Services
Fort Erie, Ontario

Recent Obituaries:

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Iole Purpura
2017-01-19
Purpura: Iole Iole passed away peacefully on January 19th, 2017 at the Douglas Memorial Hospital in Fort Erie in her 104th year. Predeceased by her husband M. Martin "Peanuts Loving mother of Bart (Bonnie), Vincent (Lynda), the Late Angela Purpura and the Late Linda Everts. Cherished mother in law of Bob Everts. . She leaves behind her grandchildren Dino (Cheryl), Nick (Helen), Tony, Shari (Dave), Kimberly (Jamie), Daniel, Kristen (Tino) and Kelly with wonderful memories to treasure.. Always loved by great grandchildren Bailee (Eric), Ethan, Sebastian, Zed, Kassandra, Jeremy and Sophia. Iole was a great, great grandmother to William and was looking forward to the birth of another great great grandchild soon. She is also survived by her and many nieces, nephews and her extended family. Predeceased by her sisters Maria and Adele. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Sunday January 29th from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church on Monday January 30th at 11 am. Interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the Douglas Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for the benefit of the Palliative Care Unit or your favourite charity would be appreciated.
Janice Reichelt
2017-01-19
Reichelt : Janice Mary Elizabeth (nee Rogers) Surrounded by the presence and love of her family Janice went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Wednesday January 18, 2017 at the age of 79. Loving wife of Neil. She leaves wonderful memories with her children Heather (Tom) Light, Kevan (Dorie Ellen) Reichelt and Kathleen Reichelt (Wes). Cherished grandmother to Hilary (Adam) Michalowicz, Alex (Julia) Reichelt, Shannon (Tim) Langendoen, Allyson, Kirstyn, Stevan Reichelt and the late Andrew Reichelt. Sadly missed by siblings Richard (Karen) Rogers of Fort Erie, Hugh (Eleanor) Rogers of St. Catharines, Carol (Orville) Sider of St. Catharines and Walter Rogers of Vineland. Predeceased by her parents Wesley and Mary Rogers. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Sunday January 22nd from 2-4 & 7-9. Funeral to be held Monday January 23rd at 11 am with visitation beginning at 10 at the Faith Reformed Church (3605 Black Creek Rd.) Stevensville. Interment to take place at McAffee Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at the Faith Reformed Church Fellowship Hall.
Robert Lenton
2017-01-18
LENTON, Robert Passed away peacefully at Douglas Memorial Hospital in Fort Erie on January 18,2017. Loving father to David (Michele), Andrew, and Rhys. Grandfather to Jonathan, Bronwen (Rob) Hernandez, and Brooke (Jeff) Lane. Great Grandfather to Robby, Alix and Jaxson. Robert will be missed by Joan Lenton. Predeceased by June Lenton. Robert was an avid artist and a long-time employee of Miles Pharmaceuticals. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Avenue, Fort Erie has been entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, January 24th from 10:00am until the start of the service at 11:00am. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Thank you to Dr. Scher and the staff at Douglas Memorial Hospital for their care and compassion.
Maureen Collins
2017-01-12
Maureen passed away on January 12th, 2017 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital at the age of 62. Beloved mother of Julie and the late Jamie. Sadly missed by siblings Douglas, Reginald, Shirley, John, David, Henry. Predeceased by siblings Joseph and Winnifred. She will be sadly missed by her large extended family. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Monday January 16th at noon until the time of service in the chapel at 1 pm. If so desired, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Adele Cuthbertson
2017-01-08
Adele Julia Ethel Orlick born in Joliette Quebec July 31, 1944, lost her sudden and brief battle with cancer on January 8, 2017. Predeceased by her parents Luis and Helen Orlick. Survived by her husband of 50 years Derek. Remembered by her children Jillian and Lorne, daughter in law Laura, her grandchildren Jordan, Tanner, Nathen, Noah and Trinity. Also survived by her sister Helen and her nieces and nephew and their families. Thank you to the Doctors (especially Dr. Che) and Nurses who cared for her. A long-time member of St. Michael's Church in Fort Erie our appreciation to Father Patrick and all friends and families for your prayers . Her hobbies included sewing, knitting, gardening, birdwatching and of course fishing with Derek. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother who was the official family birthday cake maker, and kept the books for the family businesses. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Thursday from noon until the time of services in the chapel at 1 pm. A reception will follow. If so desired, donations to St. Michael's Church would be appreciated.
Lois Miklosi
2017-01-05
Lois passed away after a brief illness at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Thursday January 5th, 2017. Loving mother of Michael Miklosi and Eunice Miklosi. She was the middle child between Dennis and Jean and is survived by her other extended family including nieces nephews and cousins. In keeping with how Lois lived, a private service has been conducted. Benner Funeral Services intrusted with arrangements. If desired, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Josephine Coulis
2017-01-06
Josephine went to be with the Lord on January 6th, 2017 at the age of 89, joining her loving husband Gerry exactly 3 years after his passing. Proud mother of Donna (David) Symonds, Patrick (the late Faye) Coulis, Robert (Janis) Coulis, Frances (Wes) DeCook, Christine (Stephen) Schlatter, Michael (Elizabeth) Coulis and Pamela (Russ) Barkwill. Also survived by 20 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Josephine was looking forward to the birth of another great grandchildren very soon. Cherished sister of Marie Coulis, Michael and Raymond (Betty) Billy. Predeceased by a granddaughter Dawn Elizabeth. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Wednesday January 11th, from noon until the time of funeral in the chapel at 1 pm. Interment to follow. If so desired, donations to the South Niagara Life Centre would be appreciated by the family.
Helen Margaret Rendle
2016-12-30
Helen Margaret (Mills) Rendle, daughter of Calvin and Kathleen Wemp Mills was born on April 26, 1925, in Moncton, N.B. and passed away into the presence of her Lord on Friday, December 30, 2016. During the war of 1939-1945 she met "the love of her life", Rev. Ernest Gordon Rendle who survives her. They were married on July 23, 1946 and this year they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. She was a secretary and a loving homemaker. She was also a gifted musician, a Bible teacher and a caring pastor's wife for over 50 years. She is the devoted mother of Muriel Gunn (John) and Nancy Haines (Mark). She also leaves behind two grandsons David Haines (Laury), and Darrell Haines (Alayna) and five great-grandchildren Corelie, Israel, Elijah, William, and Isaac. She is also survived by two sisters Carol Cooke of Toronto and Kathleen Deall of Niagara-on-the-Lake, a brother Allison Mills (Bonnie), Moncton, N.B., and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and a sister Janette Carter. Visitation will be at Benner Funeral Home, 1105 Benner Ave, Fort Erie on Friday January 6, 2017 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at First Baptist Church, 165 Bertie Street, Fort Erie on Saturday January 7, 2017 at 2 pm., with an hour of visitation, with the family, prior to the service. A reception will follow. A family committal service will have taken place. Special thanks to Dr. C. Che for his wonderful care and support. Memorial gifts to the Gideons International or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. "For me to live is Christ and to die is gain."