Yearly Archives: 2023

William John Brueske

BRUESKE, William John

Suddenly at his residence on Sunday, November 12, 2023, at the age of 22. Loving son of the late Dierk Brueske (2013) and Christine (nee Luchyshyn) Brueske. Devoted brother of Emily Brueske. Cherished grandson of Del Luchyshn and Astrid Bruseke. Also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be on Thursday, November 16th, 2023 from 10 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. with a Memorial Service at 1:00 P.M. at the LAMPMAN FUNERAL HOME, 724 Canboro Rd., Fenwick, ON. Donations may be made to Pathstone Mental Health Foundation or the Welland Humane Society, and would be appreciated by his family.




It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Stefan Hozjan on October 3rd, 2023 at the age of 89. He is survived by his loving wife Marija and sons Stephen and David. Cherished Grandpa of Ava and Jack. He will be missed by his siblings Marija Jerebic, Joe Hozjan, sister-in-law Theresa Hozjan as well as his nieces and nephews Mary and Steve Horvat, Steve and Annie Jerebic, Joe and Luella Hozjan, David and Betty Cauldwell.

Stefan was born in 1934 in Mala Polana, a small village in the Prekmorje region of Slovenia. He immigrated to Canada in 1960 and married his beloved wife Marija in 1967. Stefan was a proud, honest and hardworking man (he would rather be farming than anything else!!) and he will be greatly missed by his family and community.

All will be welcomed to visit Stefan’s family on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Lampman Funeral Home, 724 Canboro Rd, Fenwick, ON L0S 1C0. Vigil prayers will be recited at 6pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 834 Canboro Road, Fenwick, ON L0S 1C0 on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 11am followed by a Rite of Committal at Hillside Cemetery. Donations made to the Parkinson’s Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lampman Funeral Home.

Cleveland Mac Cabe (Cleve)

MAC CABE, Cleveland (Cleve)

Peacefully at his residence, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, October 4, 2023. Beloved husband of Carole MacCabe for 62 years. Loving father of the late Donna Lynn MacCabe (2012) and Todd (Tammy). Proud Grandfather of Jessica (Kelsey), Jayson (Rae) and Felicia (L. J.) and Great-grandfather of Aurora, Kai, Elliot and Oliver.

There will be no visitation. A Private Family graveside service will be held at Hillside Cemetery, Fenwick. Donations may be made to the Huntington Society, and would be appreciated by his family. Arrangements entrusted to LAMPMAN FUNERAL HOME, 724 Canboro Road, Fenwick.

Emma Jean Coverdale (VanNatter)


COVERDALE, Emma Jean (VanNatter)

Peacefully on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late George Coverdale (2010). Loving mother of Margaret Shafto, Bonnie Coverdale and the late Gloria Coverdale (1950). Predeceased by her 11 brothers and sisters. Cherished Gramma of Jason, Adam (Virginia) and Crystal, and Great-gramma of Coen, Samantha (Andrew), Nigil, Zayden, Ailidh, Hannah and Liam. Visitation will take place at the Lampman Funeral Home, 724 Canboro Rd., Fenwick, ON, on Thursday, September 28, 2023 from 12 – 2 p.m. with a funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Zion cemetery, Wainfleet. Donations may be made to Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto or a Charity of One’s Choice would be appreciated by her family.

Phyllis Elizabeth (Garner) Svob



It is with great sadness that the family of Phyllis Elizabeth (Garner) Svob announces that she passed away on

September 20, 2023.

Phyllis Elizabeth (Garner) Svob, was born Sept 28, 1928 in Welland, Ontario. She has now gone to be with her beloved son Walter who passed at 4 years of age. She was predeceased by her husband Victor in 2022.  She will be deeply missed by her children Dorothy (Allen), Donald (Sharon), and Barbara (Lorne). Grandchildren   Melanie, Darcy (Diana), Sherry (John), Donna (Brandon), Kathy (Ken), Ron (Karen) and Shannon, great grandchildren Jessica (Matt), Christopher, Tyler, Zachary, Kassidy, Kooper, and Kinte (Halle), great-great grandson Axell and brother-in-law Frank Svob.

As per her wish, cremation will take place followed by a private ceremony at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to her favorite charities: her place of worship “Church of Christ Disciples” in Winger, ON or the Canadian Wildlife Federation.

Arrangements entrusted to Lampman Funeral Home


Peacefully on Saturday, September 3rd, 2023, at the Welland Hospital Extended Care Unit at the age of 103 years. Beloved wife of the late Stanislaw Kowalski (1994). Loving mother of Roy of Welland and the late Roma Koeman (nee Kowalski) (2022).

A graveside service will be held at Hillside Cemetery, Fenwick, ON. Arrangements entrusted to the Lampman Funeral Home, 724 Canboro Rd., Fenwick, ON. (905-892-4701)


With broken hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Joan on Monday, September 4th, 2023 at Northland Pointe in her 91st year. Cherished and greatly missed mom of Terry and Mark and daughters in law Carole and Denise. Loving and proud grandma of Stanley (Heather), Andrew, Tina, Layna (Jay), Jayme (Nicky) and great grandma of Hailey, Brayden, Jaelynn, Zoe, Kiptyn, Kiya and sister in law Evelyn. Joan was predeceased by her husband Harold, her parents Mary and Fred as well as her beloved son Douglas, her brothers Fred, Doug, Sandy, Buddy and Donald.

For Joan, family was the sparkle in her eye and the Toronto Maple Leafs put some pep in her step! She loved her sports, crosswords, jumble words, reading newspapers daily and visits from family and friends. She will be missed greatly.

Everyone is invited to visit Joan’s family on Monday, September 11, 2023 from 11am-1pm at Lampman Funeral Home, 724 Canboro Rd, Fenwick. A Committal Service will follow at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens, 2250 Hwy 20, Fonthill at 1:30pm. Memorial donations made to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lampman Funeral Home.



With broken hearts, we announce the peaceful passing of Irene Cook on August 18th, surrounded by the love of her family, holding her hand until the end. Cherished and best mom of Nancy Arbour (Dave). Loving and proud gramma of Adam Arbour. Irene was predeceased by her husband George (1986), brother George Csuka (2021), her parents John (1988) and Stella (2002) Csuka, and longtime friend/partner Al Myers (1999). Survived by sister-in-law Clare Csuka. Special Aunt Irene to Beth Fulbrook (Tim) and John Csuka (Jenn) and their families and Harold and Derrick Cook. Step-gramma to Jeff Arbour (Jenn) and Kelly Smyth (Lee) and their families. Wendy Novosel and Judy Peters called her their second mom, she loved them both dearly.

Born in Regina, Saskatchewan on September 6, 1932, she moved to Welland in 1940 with her Mom and brother. We enjoyed the many stories her and Uncle George shared about living on the farm. She was a hard worker and was willing to help everyone. Mom endured many health issues over the years including breast cancer, and nursed Dad through many illnesses, never complaining. We have many happy memories of making perogies, cabbage rolls, noodles & strudel. Mom was a talented cake decorator, providing many brides with beautiful wedding cakes. She later took up oil painting while spending her winters in Florida, loved line dancing (she could really move) and bowled for many years with her friends. Mom was a charter member of the Fenwick Lioness where she enjoyed many good times and shenanigans.

Mom moved into D.H. Rapelje Lodge in 2019, when her health started to decline, and Dementia started to show. We were fortunate to have her in our lives for 4 more years. A special Thank You to House 400 Staff, who treated her with such love and kindness.

Cremation has taken place. A private interment will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Rapelje Lodge Recreation Dept. (Irene Cook) would be greatly appreciated.