Yearly Archives: 2024


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Tanner John Superka on January 21, 2024 at the age of 20.

Loving son of Jeff and Denise Superka, and cherished brother of Carley Superka. Tanner will be missed by his grandparents Gary Knapman and Harriet and Brian Fluke. He will be lovingly remembered by his aunts and uncles Laurie and Marc Priestley, Brent and Suzanne Superka, Calvin Knapman, Lisa Fluke and Mark Brooks as well as his cousins Blake, Lee, Marc Jr., Melyssa, Nadine, Mya, and Gabe. Predeceased by his Nana and Papa John and Marion Superka. Tanner also leaves behind many of his beloved friends as well as his dog Molly.

Tanner was known for his strong work ethic, compassion, and loyalty. He inherited a passion for the North and loved spending time with his extended “cottage family”. Tanner was never one to speak poorly of anyone. He was someone who was always there to help his friends and family when they needed him.

Tanner was a dedicated employee of Anthony’s Excavating since high school. As a result of Tanner’s hard work he recently purchased a new truck which he was so proud of. Tanner had a need for speed, he enjoyed motocross, snowmobiling, and jet skiing with friends and family. Ultimately, Tanner passed away doing what he loved. He also enjoyed playing hockey throughout his life.

All will be welcomed to visit Tanner’s family on Friday February 2nd, 2024 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Bethany CRC, 1040 Balfour St Fenwick, ON L0S 1C0. A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday February 3rd, 2024 at 11am at Bethany CRC. The service will be livestreamed by the church for those who are unable to come. In keeping with the family’s wishes, cremation will follow. Memorial donations in Tanner’s name to Pelham Cares or to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lampman Funeral Home.

Please copy and paste on the following link into your browser to watch the livestream of Tanner’s Celebration of Life. You can also go to Bethany CRC’s webpage to access the link directly.

Margaret “Joan” Woodwards

Margaret “Joan” Woodwards

“The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord”

Joan went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at the age of 83 years. She is predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Gordon (2014) and their son Terry (2001). Joan is survived by her daughters Judie (the late Jerry) Sabourin and Deb (Humphrey) Geerlinks, daughter-in-law Bev (Terry) Yungblut and sister to Sharon (the late Willie) Eldridge and Dan (Jan) Beamer. Special Gram to 10 Grandchildren and Granny to 19 Great-grandchildren. A private family service will take place. Arrangements entrusted to Lampman Funeral Home, 724 Canboro Rd., Fenwick, ON. (905-892-4701).


 July 5th 1945- January 17th 2024

We’re saddened to announce the sudden passing of Larry, of natural causes, on January 17th at the age of 78. He was the beloved husband to Kathryn for 54 years and cherished father of Heather (Jason) and Travis (Angela). He was a loving and devoted papa to Hunter (Maeve), Cole (Christina), Seth, Maddison and Rowan. He will be missed by his brothers, Bill (Margaret), Keith (Suzie), and Harry (Marnie), as well as his brother in law, Bill (Gina) and sister in law Merilyn. His character will be fondly remembered by all his nieces, nephews and many friends.

Larry worked at General Motors for 42 years, and enjoyed his retirement for the last 15 years.

Larry was an upstanding man that loved his family more than anything. He loved most sports, especially playing golf. Larry was a big Cleveland Browns, Toronto Blue Jays and Tony Stewart fan. Of late Larry kept busy and found purpose in collecting cans and doing crossword puzzles. Papa had a fun and youthful spirit and a strong presence, and he will greatly be missed.

Larry also routinely gave blood and has over 100 donations. Please feel free to donate your blood or money to the Canadian blood services, on his behalf.

A memorial service for Larry will be held at 11am on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at Lampman Funeral Home, 724 Canboro Rd, Fenwick On, L0S 1C0. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lampman Funeral Home. www.lampmanfuneralhome


On Friday January 19, 2024, Anne, in her 93rd year, went to be with the Lord. Anne will be dearly missed by Peter, her husband of nearly 65 years and her children Nick (Trudy), Carol (Rick) Alders, Bonnie (Joe) Van Geytenbeek. She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Sherri (Eric) Webb, Stephanie (Rod) Inglis, Brenden (Emily) Alders, Barry (Lindsay) Alders, Shelley (Brad) Bos, Brett Alders, Mitchell (Amy) Van Geytenbeek, Randy (Janna) Van Geytenbeek, Lauren (Steve) Elgersma as well as 15 great grandchildren. Anne is survived by her brother Nick Verburg (Shalom Manor).

She was a wonderful mother who was always there when we needed her. She also had many friends, was a well-loved member of Riverside CRC and the community around her.

Friends and family will be welcomed at Riverside CRC, 74094 Wellandport Rd, Wellandport, ON L0R 2J0 on January 29, 2024 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm.  A funeral service will take place at 11am at Riverside CRC on January 30th. A private family interment will be held. Memorial donations made to the Dunnville Christian School would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lampman Funeral Home.

Psalm 16 Vs.11
You have made known to me
the path of life.
You will fill me with joy in
your presence
with your eternal pleasures at
your right hand.

Stanley Marshall Sonnenberg

SONNENBERG, Stanley Marshall

Peacefully after a short illness at the Welland Hospital on Monday, January 15, 2024 in his 86th year. Loved father of Joey (Marshall), Estelle and David and their mother Margaret Porkolab.  Beloved brother of Ilene Robins and the late Wilfred Sonnenberg (2010). Predeceased by his parents Stanley and Florence (nee French) Sonnenberg. Stan loved his horses, dogs and cats. A graveside service will be held on Friday, January 19, 2024 at Fonthill Cemetery, at 11:00 a.m. Donations in Stan’s memory may be made to the Welland Humane Society and would be appreciated by his family. Arrangements entrusted to the LAMPMAN FUNERAL HOME, 724 Canboro Rd., Fenwick, ON. (905-892-4701).


BLACKMORE, Phillip Wharton M.A. Sc., P.Eng.

Peacefully passed away at NHS-Welland Site on January 7, 2024 at the age of 77.  Beloved husband of Wendy (Woodiwiss) for 38 years and loving father of Ian (Joanne) and Nathan, dear grandfather to Laura and Sarah.  Phil is survived by brother Richard, nephew Samuel, and several cousins.  Predeceased by his parents Ewart Wallace (2011) and Bertha Lillian (2012) Blackmore.

Phil studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo and spent his career in research and product development at BF Goodrich, Fiberglas Canada Inc., and Bay Mills Ltd.  Following retirement, Phil enjoyed driving school bus for 11 years.  Phil was heavily involved in Scouts Canada for over 50 years in many capacities of which he thoroughly enjoyed.  He dedicated many years raising funds for the local Port Colborne Scout Camp DayHondaLahQuah allowing a variety of community and program groups an outdoor space for activities.  Phil had many interests and hobbies including travelling, meeting new people around the world, woodworking projects, and reading.  Phil will be remembered by many for his love of learning, his laugh, and his felt hats.  

Friends will be received at Lampman Funeral Home, 724 Canboro Rd. Fenwick, Ontario on Friday January 19, 2024 from 1-3PM and 6-8PM.  Cremation has taken place. Interment will take place at a later date.  Memorial donations to Niagara SPCA and Humane Society, Diabetes Canada, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lampman Funeral Home.  


In Loving Memory of

Anno Julius Vander Veen
March 14, 1956 – January 7, 2024

On Sunday January 7, 2024 Anno Vander Veen peacefully joined his Heavenly Father. He will be greatly missed by his wife Grace, children Heidi (Troy), Emily (Joshua), and James (Sierra) and grandchildren Pearce, Lucius, Eden, Gianna, Henry, and Jack as well as family members Annette (Harry), Wynne (Case), Simon, John (Jane), Henrietta (Roy). Predeceased by his daughter Julie (2001).

Funeral Service

The family will honour his life with visitation at Bethany Christian Reformed Church, 1040 Balfour St, Fenwick on Wednesday January 10, 2024 from 2pm – 4pm & 6pm – 8pm. A memorial service will be held at Bethany Christian Reformed Church Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 2pm. A private family interment will precede the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations made to Family Outreach Ontario would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Lampman Funeral Home.