Yearly Archives: 2020

GEORGE COURT

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of George Court on Friday, September 11, 2020 at the age of 87. Beloved father of Richard (Fran) Court and Pam (Blayne) Adam. Loving grandpa of Ryan (Melissa Erola-Adam) Adam, Brandon Adam, Kaitlyn Adam (Rory King), Andrew (Jessica) Court and Amanda (Benjamin) Allen. Cherished great-grandpa to Ember Adam, Evolet Allen and Yvonne Allen. Survived by sister Dawn Eros. Sadly missed by his special friend Margaret. A heartfelt thank you to all the staff at ILTC Welland Hospital for your outstanding care and compassion. In keeping with George’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family interment at Hillside Cemetery will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to your local Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lampman Funeral Home.

VE3 FPC is signed off.

JOHN ETON GIBSON (born: 1929-09-05)

At the Woodlands of Sunset in Welland, ON, John Eton Gibson passed away on September 2, 2020; age 90 years.  Beloved husband of the late Anne Gibson (nee Woloschuk).  Loving father of Alan Gibson (Joan) of Truro, NS, Donna Gibson (Bruce Davidson) of East Windsor, NJ and Mark Gibson (Johanna Cornelissen) of Fenwick, ON.  Also survived by three grandchildren Alex, Angus and Andrew Gibson and many caring nieces and nephews.

Dear son to the late Clement Gibson and the late Sybil Gibson (nee Norris) of Bridgetown, Barbados (BB).  Dear brother to the late Attrill Gibson of Bridgetown, BB, and the late Orban Gibson (late Eleanor) of Williamston, ON. Dear brother to Glen Gibson (Shirley) of Rockland, ON, Newland Gibson (Karin) of Chilliwack, BC, Noreen Gibson of Montreal, QC and Ira Masud (late Mohammed “Mike”) of Chicago, IL.  

Despite his declining physical and mental health, our father remained true to his passion for humour (could be the red hair).  Dad had a moustache for many years.  In one of the last visits to him, he was asked why he shaved off his moustache?  Keep in mind he lost his hearing aids and there was physical separation, including a plastic screen in between, so the personal care worker helped translate.  Dad turned to the worker and said so he would be able to kiss her!  He was always on his game.  We remember his fondness for dancing to Calypso music or singing in the church choir or a show tune on the big stage with The Becket Players in Montreal.  We are indeed grateful for these memories as well as being our dad.   

A Funeral Service will be planned next year to be held at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church (Church in the Wildwood) South Lancaster, ON.  John’s ashes will be interred with his cherished wife in St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, Memorial Donations to your local United Way would be appreciated by the family.

JANKE “JANE” VANDER VEEN (nee MOOK)

Psalm 121:8
The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in
From this time forth and forever.
The Lord called one of his own home, Janke “Jane” Vander Veen (nee Mook), on Monday, August 24th, 2020 in her 92nd year.  She is survived by 8 of her children: Gerda (Al) Earl, Hank (Betty), son-in-law Domenic Grande, John (Maryann), Jake (Diane), Nancy (Ted) deRuiter, Beverly Kiers, Angela (Don) Williams and Marty (Karen). Jane is survived by 25 of her grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Jane was predeceased by her husband John (2007), daughter Anne (2017), grandson James (2013), 2 infant daughters, her brother Jaap (1986), Norman (2017) and Eelke (2019).  Jane immigrated to Canada in 1952 from the Netherlands with her husband John, children Gerda and Hank and her brother Norman. She was a stay at home mother to many. As a family, we would like to thank the nurses and PSWs at Shalom Manor for all their kindness, love and compassion they showed our mother during the many years she lived there and also in her last few weeks. Friends and family will be welcomed at Grace Christian Reformed Church, 660 South Pelham St, Welland, from 10am to 11am for visitation.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private family service and interment at  North Pelham Cemetery will take place.  In loving memory of our mother, donations may be made to Open Arms Mission, Welland.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lampman Funeral Home. www.lampmanfuneralhome.com

CATHARINE “KAY” KAZMIR

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Catharine “Kay” Kazmir on August 19th, 2020 at the age of 94.  She is now reunited with her adored husband Michael, playing music together once more.  Loving mother of Larry (Carol) and Dennis (Carole). Cherished grandma of Catherine (Andre) and Christopher (Andrea). She also leaves behind her sister Victoria “Vicky” Smith. She will be missed by her extended family both here and in the United States of America. Catharine is predeceased by her brother-in-law the Late Tom Smith.

According to Catharine’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family interment at Pleasantview Cemetery will take place at a later date. Memorial donations made to The Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lampman Funeral Home. www.lampmanfuneralhome.com

 

WILLIAM “BILL” SHELDON

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of William “Bill” Sheldon on July 28, 2020. Bill passed peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 32 years, Sandi, as well as his children Rhyan (Terry), Jason (Shawna), Morgan, Harris, and his brother James. He was cherished by his grandchildren Kennedy, Paige, Terry, Allette, Heather, and James. Bill is predeceased by his parents JB Sheldon and Anne Sheldon (Albinson). Bill loved life and enjoyed parachuting, flying, sailing, and spending his weekends as a rowing umpire across Canada. He was an avid volunteer with the town of Pelham in the committee of adjustment, and takes pride in the successful “Summerfest” events he assisted with over the years. A small family service will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Lampman Funeral Home, 724 Canboro Road, Fenwick.

LETA DILTS

Dilts Leta

Passed away at Grandview Lodge in Dunnville on Monday July 27, 2020 in her 86th year. Loving mother of Richard, Gary, Terry and Lisa Robins (Mark). Dear Grandmother to nine and Great Grandmother to ten. Leta is survived by her sisters Arleen, Marie, Kathleen and Bernice and brothers Alvin, Donald and Clarence. Predeceased by her husband Clarence, daughter Janet and brothers Frank Jr. and Jerry and sisters Lucille and Helen. Interment will take place at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Wainfleet on Wednesday July 29th at 11:30 A.M. The family would like to express a special thankyou to the staff at Grandview Lodge for their care and compassion towards mom. Arrangements entrusted to LAMPMAN FUNERAL HOME 724 Canboro Road , Fenwick.

ARNOLD JAMES COLLARD

Collard Arnold James

Passed away at Greater Niagara General Hospital on Saturday July 25, 2020 in his 94th year. Loving father of Bill (Lynda), and Robert (Cheryl). Dear Grandfather to Chuck, Daniel, Adam, Warren, Cody and Kyle. Great Grandfather to Savana, Dalton and Tristen. Arnold is survived by his sister Marjorie Waite. Predeceased by his son David and his five brothers. Interment will take place at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Wainfleet on Tuesday July 28th at 11:00 A.M. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Lampman Funeral Home 724 Canboro Road , Fenwick.
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SIMONE SOUTER

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Simone Souter on Friday, July 3rd, 2020 in her 105th year. She is now reunited with her beloved husband Raymond after many years apart.  Loving mother of Denny (Kathleen), Andy (Yogi), Elizabeth (the late Gary), Jimmy (Brenda), Elaine (David) Byng, Louanne (Tom) Fritshaw, Christine (Willy) Gerada and Annette (Malcolm) Oliver. Simone was blessed to have many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, all of whom will miss her. Simone is predeceased by her son Harvey and daughters Margaret and Dorothy.  Due to current restrictions set in place by our Government, there will be a restricted visitation at Lampman Funeral Home, 274 Canboro Rd, Fenwick, on Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 from 1pm-4pm and 6pm-9pm. For those who would like to attend, you must call the funeral home between 9am and 4pm (905) 892-4701 to book a time slot. Only those with reserved slots will be allowed entrance into the premises. There will be a private Funeral Mass at St. Ann’s Catholic Church followed by a family committal service at Maple Lawn Cemetery.  BY MANDATE OF THE BEREAVEMENT AUTHORITY OF ONTARIO,  ALL IN ATTENDANCE MUST WEAR A FACE MASK AND MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING. Donations made to your local Humane Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.