Benner Funeral Services
Fort Erie, Ontario

Recent Obituaries:

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Bernard Ryan
RYAN, Bernard Maurice - passed away peacefully at the Douglas Memorial Hospital on Monday, June 18, 2018 in his 84th year. Predeceased by his wife Elizabeth (nee MacDonald) and children Maurice Ryan, Blair Ryan, Billy Ryan and Darlene Simec. Loving remembered by his children Terrance Ryan, Cindy Ryan Bernard Ryan, Yvonne Simec, and Carl Ryan and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is survived by his sisters Dianne Smith and Judy Johnson and was predeceased by his 4 brothers. BENNER FUNERAL SERVICES, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive their friends on Tuesday, June 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. where a service to celebrate his life will be held at 3 p.m.
Carolyn Maulucci
MAULUCCI, Carolyn Marie - Passed away suddenly on June 7, 2018 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital. Devoted wife of Lorenzo Maulucci. Loving mother to Ashley (Rusty) Crosby. Beloved daughter of Marilyn and the late Andrew Taylor. She will be greatly missed by her siblings David (Sherry) and Susanne, and her many extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her sister, Karen Bristo (Brett). Carolyn loved doing Regal and Avon, and loved her dogs, especially Bella. Benner Funeral Services (1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie) has been entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive visitors on Friday, June 15th from 1-3 p.m. A funeral service will follow in the Chapel at 3:00 p.m.
Raimondo Montana
MONTANA, Raimondo - It is with a heavy heart to announce the passing of our father, Raimondo Montana. He was peacefully called by God on June 6, 2018. It was the most beautiful moment when our father was surrounded by all of us. He opened his eyes, looked at us all and took his last breath. The room was filled with so much love. He will forever be remembered as our first love, our teacher, our king, our pillar of strength and perseverance, and our angel. Rest in Peace. Loving husband to Carmela Montana. Devoted father to Nina Gianfrancesco, Charles (Dawn) Montana, Manuele Montana, and Angela (Mario) Catenaccio. Loving grandfather to Vincent (Katherine) Gianfrancesco, Raymond (Morna Boyle), Jasmine Montana, Rielly Montana, Luigi Catenaccio, (Rebecca De Abreau), Carmilenna Catenaccio, Raymond Kohl Montana and great-grandfather to Pasquale, Kosta, and Bernie. Survived by his sisters Rosa (late Joseph Fiorica), Giuseppina (late Giovanni Burgio) and Giovanna (late Alfonso Montana), brother Vincent Montana (Teresa), sisters-in-law Florence Argento (late Joseph), Guiseppina Burgio (late Antonio), brother-in-law (late Pasquale) Giusippina Burgio and many nieces and nephews. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie has been entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive visitors on Saturday, June 9th from 6-9 p.m. and Sunday, June 10th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Monday, June 11th at 11 a.m. at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, 310 Central Ave., Fort Erie. Rite of Committal will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Thompson Road, Fort Erie.
Barbara Hoover
Hoover, Barbara Ann - passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 in her 83rd year. Predeceased by her husband Karl (2012) and daughter Shelley Elizabeth. Beloved mother of Debbie Ann (Stuart Greig), Darlene Mae, Susan Mary (David Howlett) and Michael Karl. Loving grandmother of Shelley (John), Joey (Kelly), Jeff, Jennifer, Meagan, Chrissie, Valerie (Brian), Andrea and Yvonne. Cherished great grandmother of Jacob, Joey, Lilianna and Abigail. She will be lovingly remembered by her sisters Sandra and Janet and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sister Priscialla and brother Mike. BENNER FUNERAL SERVICES, 1105 Benner Ave. Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. Visitation will take place on Thursday, June 7 from 7 - 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, 310 Central Ave., Fort Erie on Friday, June 8th at 11 a.m. If so desired, donations can be made to the Kidney Foundation or Fort Erie S.P.C.A.
Phyllis Walker
Walker: Phyllis Jean (nee Murray) February 2, 1938 - June 2, 2018 It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Phyllis. Beloved wife of the late Cecil Walker. Mother of Jeff Walker (Bonnie), Tammy Carpenter (Jim), Robin Bowes (Late Roger) Roxanne (Nathan) and extended family Richard Horne. Missed by 9 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Survived by siblings Beverly Reynold, Norma Deline, Gail Galley, Allan Murray and Bill Murray. Predeceased by son Leslie Joseph Walker, granddaughter Sharon Carpenter and brothers Russell and Jack Murray. Special thanks to Starla, Leslie, Norma and the Fort Erie Palliative Care Unit. Private services entrusted to Benner Funeral Services. Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life to take place at 209 Jarvis St. Fort Erie (Station 2 Hall) on June 9th from 1-3 pm.
Margaret Payne
Payne, Margaret Sarah Margaret (nee Slipp) passed away peacefully at Niagara Falls hospital on May 29 after a short illness. She was surrounded by her husband Allan and four daughters, Susan, Mary Ellen, Elizabeth and Carol. Margaret was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and musician who has long been active in the St. Paul's Anglican Church community in Fort Erie, where she sang in the choir and was active in the ACW. She was born in Trochu, Alberta where she played tennis, skied in the coulees, curled, and hiked in the Rockies. She studied music at the Banff School of Fine Arts and the Toronto Conservatory of Music. She taught school for decades, starting at 17 in charge of a one-room school house during the Second World War. She taught Grade 3 to many in Fort Erie. Allan and Margaret were married for 64 years and had an adventurous life, moving frequently across the country and, in later years, around the world, with postings in Indonesia and Venezuela where they approached life with curiosity and enthusiasm. They have always embraced an active life and are familiar figures riding their bikes along the Niagara Parkway. Margaret will be sadly missed by her family and many friends, especially by Allan, Susan (Larry Backer), Mary Ellen, Elizabeth (Ian MacLeod), and Carol (John Collins) and her grandchildren, who idolized her (and loved her chocolate chip cookies): Ian, Graham, Charlotte, Grace, Christopher, Meg and Alice. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 4, at St. Paul's Anglican Church in Fort Erie. In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Paul's Anglican Church Memorial Fund for Music.
Karen Connelly
Connelly: Karen "nee Wilton" It is with extreme heavy hearts that we share the news of Karen Lorraine Connelly's Passing. After battling so courageously with cancer, Buddy took her last breath on May 29th, 2018 with her family by her side. Karen will forever be missed by her devoted husband Stu and her loving children Adam and Morgan (Mike) Fowler. Kaleb and Ella will always remember how much their gramma loved them along with Petey and Molly. Karen is survived by her cherished sister Bonnie (Burt) Clark and brothers David and Tim Wilton along with her nieces Amy (Matt), Nephew Blair (Caitlin). Tami, Sarah, Hunter and Emily McKnight will never forget all the memories with Buddy. Sadly missed by special friend Debbie P. Predeceased by parents George and Gladys Wilton and brother Dennis. Karen's family was #1 to her and she loved each day with them. She loved her word search, Price is Right, softball and sweets. Most of all Karen was devoted to her husband Stu and would make every ball game or hockey game of Adam and Morgan's. They then became as devoted to make it to the next generation of games for Kaleb and Ella. Karen also saw many of Sarah, Hunter and Emily's events which she always treasured. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends on Thursday May 31st from 3-6 pm. Friends are then invited to attend Bridgewater Golf Course at 7 pm where we will celebrate a wonderful life lived. Words will be spoken at 8 pm followed by a further time of celebration. The family extend their appreciation to Dr. Scher and the wonderful staff at Douglas Memorial Hospital for their outstanding care. If making donations in Karen's memory, please consider the Douglas Memorial Hospital Auxiliary to benefit the Palliative Care Unit.
Edward Andrews
EDWARD "DUFFY" ANDREWS, peacefully at St. Catharines General Hospital, after a brief illness, on May 24, 2018 in his 97th year. Duffy was a devout Catholic and had a deep faith, and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. A founding charter member and Past Grand Knight of Immaculate Conception Council, Knights of Columbus in Fort Erie, and also a Lifetime Member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Predeceased by his loving wife Mary of almost 66 years in 2014, and his daughter Candy (Brett) Smaill in 2017. Duffy was the oldest of 5 brothers and son of E.J. "Teddy" and Mae Andrews of Fort Erie, ON. Survived by son Christopher (Marybeth) Andrews of Lowbanks, Ontario. Also survived by grandchildren Joseph (Sophia) Smaill of Surrey, B.C., Geneva (Alex) Smaill of Vancouver, B.C., Michael (Autumn) Smaill of Burnaby, B.C., Hayden (Ivy) Andrews of Toronto, Ontario. Great grandfather to Zoe Alethea Smaill and Penelope Mary Smaill, both of Surrey, B.C. Predeceased by brothers Herbert (Phyllis) of London, ON; Jack (Gisela) of Schwanau, Germany; Ron (Myrna) of Sarnia, ON; Raymond (Joyce) of Sault St. Marie, ON. Duffy also leaves several nieces and nephews. Born on the Empress of France on the North Sea, on August 20, 1921, Duffy served with the Lincoln and Welland Regiment during World War II in France, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany. In 2016, Duffy was awarded the Legion of Honour of France, for his distinguished service while serving in Normandy in 1945. Family will receive friends and relatives at Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Road, Fort Erie, Ontario on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 2 pm - 4 pm and also 7 pm - 9 pm. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 11 am at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, 310 Central Ave., Fort Erie, Ontario. Private interment to follow.