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.


Ayden Peter Garner, beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend passed from this life tragically and accidentally on August 17, 2023 at the age of 19.
He is survived by his parents, Byron and Erika Garner, brother Kyler, grandparents, Pete and Karen Veldhuizen and Hilma Zwaagstra. Great grandparents Bill and Jenny Vanderveen. Girlfriend Xiyler Loyer, and many Aunts, Uncles and cousins who love and miss him dearly.
He is predeceased by his grandfather Brian Garner and cousin Cassandra Post.
Ayden was born in Fonthill, Ontario and later moved with his family to Fenwick.
Our hearts are broken as we celebrate this amazing young man.
He is a social guy with many friends, he lit up a room when he walked in. Ayden’s kind heart and sense of humor will forever be in our hearts.
His passion is fishing and being up north enjoying God’s creation. He sees the beauty in the little things around him. That incredible smile never left his face when he was enjoying nature. It was his happy place.
He loves watching and playing hockey and cheering his favorite team, the Dallas Stars.
And what a movie buff!
We are comforted by the knowledge that he is in Heaven with his Lord Jesus Christ, where one day we have the assurance that we will meet again.
Rest In Peace dear Ayden.
Visitation will take place on Friday, August 25, 2023 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Bethany Christian Reformed Church, 1040 Balfour Road, Fenwick, Ontario. A service celebrating his life will take place on Saturday, August 26, 2023 at 11:00 am at Bethany Christian Reformed Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to “All Ontario Youth Convention” (AOYC) by etransfer to with a note in the memo.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lampman Funeral Home.



Passed away at the Westhills Care Centre in her 90th year. Predeceased by her husband Bob and son Drew. Beloved mother of Sue (Gerry) and Chris (Irina). Much loved “Amy”, to grandchildren Andrew (Kristi), Alex, and Andrei (Samantha). Mom was thrilled to be Supergrammies to great grandaughter Harper, brought into the world by Alex and Taylor, also great grandson to Wesley, blessed into this world by Andrei and Samantha.

Mom is survived by her dear sister Doreen, predeceased by her sister Barb, and brother Ken. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the wonderful care team at WestHills Care Centre. We all miss you Mom and will be in our hearts forever.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Lampman Funeral Home, 724 Canboro Rd., Fenwick, ON. 905-892-4701.

GLASBERGEN, John (Johannes)

GLASBERGEN, John (Johannes)

Peacefully and lovingly called home to his Lord and Savior on Monday, August 14th, 2023, at his home. Loving husband of Bertha and the late Harma (2012). Caring father of Peter (Denise), Karen (Brad) Hilts, Phil (Melanie) and Rodney (Kirsten).  Adoring Opa of 16 Grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Brother of Gary (Helen), Peter (Hilda), late Mary (John) Dykstra, Andy (Angeline), Paul (Thea), Jane (John) Sneider, and Ellie (Martin) Boerefyn. Step-father of Pam (Greg) Bok, Norman (Laura) Menger, Heather (Paul) Maas, Chris Menger and Brad (Lauren) Menger. Papa John to 10 grandchildren. Loving brother-in-law to the Douma, Schuit and Menger families. Visitation will be on Friday, August 18th, 2023 at Wellandport United Reformed Church from 5-9 p.m. Burial will take place on Sat. August 19th, 2023, at 9:45 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery. Funeral Service will take place on Sat. August 19th at 10:30 a.m.