It is with saddened hearts that the family of Rosemary announces her passing on March 22, 2023 in her 93rd year at Northland Pointe, Port Colborne.

Left to mourn are her sons Rob (Barbara 2021), John (Paula), Tom (Lynda) and Orrin.  Her grandchildren Rebecca (Matt), Rachel (Brock) and Tommy and her brother Jack (Sheryl).

Love you Mom, love you more.

Predeceased by her beloved husband of over 65 years Robert (Bob) and her parents Johnny and Irene Evans.

Rosemary was born in Sault St. Marie, moved to Kingston as a young girl and grew up there. She was raised by a single mother (widowed) along with her older brother Jack. She graduated via Queens as a RN but eventually left her nursing career to raise her family of four boys. After meeting and marrying Bob in Kingston they moved to Toronto, then to Pennsylvania before settling in Fonthill where she spent the majority of her life.

She enjoyed tennis, paddle tennis, bridge and swimming. She was a major animal lover and a great conversationalist with a quick wit.  She always said raising four boys was like being the towel attendant at the YMCA. Her many friends would concur she was extremely kind, generous and had a liberal outlook on life. 

The family would like to thank the staff at Northland Pointe for their wonderful care and support.

A private interment will be held in Kingston, Ontario and a Celebration of Life at a later date.

If you would like to honour Rosemary’s life please (in lieu of flowers), donate to Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Fonthill, ON or the OSPCA or make a donation to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Lampman Funeral Home, Fenwick, ON.


LUCY KRATZ (nee Tirone)


On Friday March 17th, 2023, Lucy Kratz (nee Tirone) of Fonthill passed in her 96th year. Beloved wife to Carl, predeceased. Loving mother of Kenneth (Marrisa), Dave, Karen (Bruce) Fraser, Arlene (Steve) Dzuryk, Karl (Hettie), Brian and Jim (Marion). Loving grandmother to Jim, Lauren, Clayton, Tom, Daniel, Alan, Carolynn, Julie-Ann, Stephen, David and seven great grandchildren. Lucy is the loving sister-in-law of Mary, Marilyn, Sandy, Eva, Connie and Norma. Lucy was predeceased by her brothers Steve, Joe, John, Dan, Anthony, Jim and her sisters Molly, Sarah and her brother-in-law Richard and sister-in-law Sandra. Lucy lovingly cared for her family.

A Celebration of Life will be held at LAMPMAN FUNERAL HOME, 724 Canboro Road, Fenwick on Friday April 14th, 2023 at 10am for family, relatives and close friends. Interment at Fonthill Cemetery to follow. Donations to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.


It is with extremely heavy hearts we announce the passing of Deborah “Debbie” Smith (Hoover) on February 27, 2023 at the age of 69. Loving mother to Traci (Todd),best Gaga ever to Phoenix and Nova, daughter of Vera Irvine. Predeceased by brother Gord, sister Sheila and father Robert.
Debbie worked for DSBN for 35 years before retiring in 2018 and was also a CUPE union activist for 30 years. After retiring her world and time revolved around her 2 grandbabies and she wouldn’t have had it any other way.
“Love you to the moon and back Gaga, we’ll see you in the stars”.
In keeping with Debbie’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations made in Debbie’s name to  Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.


It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected and peaceful passing of Donald at his home on February 23, 2023 in his 88th year. He is now reunited with his beloved wife Colleen (Haney), 2022. He is survived by his 3 girls Tammy (Jim) Leavoy, Beth (Scott) Henderson and Cindy Sabo. Grandfather to Taylor (Jessica) Leavoy and Clinton (Jennifer) Sabo. Great grandfather to Olivia and Amelia Leavoy. Donald is predeceased by his 12 siblings.

Since moving to the Fonthill area in 1964, Don was with the Volunteer Fire Association for 30 years. He retired from TRW in 1983 and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Don and Colleen loved to travel in their trailer throughout Canada and US and spent 18 years winter vacationing in Florida. Don was a regular member of Canadian Legion Br.613 and truly will be missed for his happy personality and great stories.

You will be missed Dad (and say hi to Mom!).

In keeping with Don’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A family graveside service followed by a Celebration of Life at the Legion will be held at a future date. Memorial donations in Don’s name made to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.



With heavy hearts, we announce the sudden passing of Edward Barends of Ridgeville, Ontario in his 60th year.  Ed was predeceased by his parents Marie and Pieter Barends, brother Pieter, sister in law Linda, brother Robert and sister Carol. He is survived by his beloved life partner Lori Eden, stepsons Chris (Dwayne) and David, brother John Barends (Bonnie), sisters Gerda Misdorp, Jane White (Charles), Marie Barends, nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Ed lived his life in Fenwick and Ridgeville. He spent much of his life working outdoors, farming as well as renovation. Ed will be truly missed by his family and friends.

In keeping with Ed’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be determined for a later date. Memorial donations can be made to the Humane Society or a charity of one’s choice.


Yvonne “Bonnie” Heinrichs passed away unexpectedly at Welland County General Hospital on Saturday, January 14, 2023. Born on September 9, 1933, she was 89 years old. Beloved wife of the late Arnold John Heinrichs. Cherished mother of Deborah Heinrichs, Cheryl Heinrichs, Cynthia Fawcett (Jim Fawcett), Wendy Herman (Ron Herman) and Margeret Wallace (Fred Wallace). Loving Nana of Michael, Nicole, Chelsey, Christopher, Nathaniel and Joshua. She will be missed by all her great grandchildren. She will be sorely missed by her Brother-in-Law Ted Heinrichs. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place. There Is no memorial service as a private interment and Celebration of Life will be held for the family at a future date. Donations in her honour can be made to the Niagara Health Foundation – Welland Site, 65 Third Street, Welland Ontario L3B 4W6 ( 905-323-3863. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lampman Funeral Home.


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Earl Lautenbach on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at the age of 86. Earl is survived by his sisters Trudy, Hilda and Gerrie as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his 3 brothers Sidney, Melvin and Floris. In keeping with Earl’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lampman Funeral Home.


On Dec. 10th in Niagara Falls, Gord quietly passed away at the age of 95. He was a loving and devoted husband to Ruth (Aylett) for over 69 years. Dad will be greatly missed by his children, Wendy Cuiper (Rick), Kim Earle (Harvey), Terry Portelance (Bob Braun), Darren (Cheryle) and Dana Hart (Kelly).  He was a loving Papa to many grandchildren and great grandchildren and will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Born in Toronto to Alfreda and Samuel Jones, he is survived by his brother Donald and sister Dorothy (Fullerton), predeceased by his brother Leslie.

Dad proudly served on the York Fire Department for over 30 years.  He will be remembered for his love of northern Ontario, all things horses but most especially for his love of family.  He had a wonderful sense of humour and often enjoyed telling many stories from days gone by.

The family would like to extend our sincere appreciation and thanks to all the dedicated staff of Portal Village in Port Colborne for their care and compassion.

Respecting Dad’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  There will be no visitation or funeral. Donations to the charity of one’s choice would be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lampman Funeral Home.