It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Donald Walter Barrick on May 21st, 2023 at the age of 91 at Welland Hospital.

Don resided in Wainfleet Township for most of his life.

Predeceased by his wife Elsie (1996), two stepchildren George Dennis (2018), Jeanette Mellen (2018) and his parents Reg and Irene Barrick and siblings Joyce and Ross.  Survived by his stepchildren Marlene (Bill) Henderson, Beverley (the late Vince) Brisley, John (Juliette) Dennis, his grandchildren Michelle, Shawn, Brian, Barry, Connie, Kevin, John, Darlene, Brenda, Elaine, Jeff, Kim, Donnie and Janet as well as many great grandchildren and his brother Eldon (Bernice) Barrick.

Thank you to the caring staff at Royal Rose Place and to the staff at Welland Hospital Emergency Department who treated Don and us with so much care and respect in his last hours.

As per Don’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private interment will be held at a later date.  Don’s final wishes have been entrusted to Lampman Funeral Home, Fenwick.


With heavy hearts, we announce that on March 15th, 2023, Suzanne Snow passed away unexpectedly in her 89th year. Dear mother of Toni Williams, Graydon Snow (Kristen) and Jocelyn Snow-Szymanski (Lee). Loving grandfather to Brennan, Kameron, Kaleigh, Alyssa and Keaton.

Suzanne was born in Burlington Ontario; she was passionate about animals, nature, and crafts. She was extremely creative, funny, loving, and kooky. With kids in Florida, she loved her time spent there spending time with her grandchildren especially in her later years.

Respecting Suzanne’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private memorial Service will be held. Memorial donations made to the Humane Society or to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.


Scrannage “Scranny” on Friday, April 28, 2023 in his 72nd year from the town of Fort Erie.
Paul was born in Welland on May 16, 1951. Loving spouse of Lucille Brewster and family: Brad Brewster and Grandchildren Alex and Halle.  Survived by sister Linda Dowsett (Len) of Fort Erie, Ontario.  Predeceased by his parents Joan (White) and Herbert. Paul will be greatly missed by all his fur babies, including KC, Honey Bear and Maggie.

He was a dedicated employee of the Canada Border Services Agency for over 30 years, retiring on June 4, 2022.  A very proud, devoted and active member of Alcoholics Anonymous for over three decades, Paul provided great support and guidance to a multitude of people.

A true patriot, Paul, enjoyed attending Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Ottawa and collecting a variety of World War books, movies and other trinkets.

He was a member of the Jaycees and served as President for some time.

Paul enjoyed reading books, watching war movies, and was notorious for his shopping “deals”.  Of course, he was quick to start up a conversation with anyone and was happy to share a story, or ten.

 Visitation will take place on Thursday May 4, 2023 at 10am at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 32 Idylewylde St., Fort Erie, Ontario.  A service and interment will follow at 11am.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to any SPCA in Paul’s name. Paul is in the care of Lampman Funeral Home, Fenwick, Ontario.


On April 3 2023 the Lord took unto Himself Emmy Van Geemen (nee Koster). Emmy was born in Rotterdam in the Netherlands (December 6, 1934). Emmy immigrated to Regina, Saskatchewan in 1953where she would meet her long time partner Anton Van Geemenn.They married on April 21 1956. In 1962 they moved to Wainfleet Ontario where they lived out their life. They were blessed with four children: Evelyn and John Gerryts, Lorraine Thalen (Van Geemen), Tony and Eileen Van Geemen, John and Koreen Van Geemen.
They were also blessed with 10 grandchildren:
Scot and Kristin Gerryts, Ian and Tracy Gerryts,
Stacey and Nate Van de Kemp, Becky and Rob Gale, Derek and Jessica Thalen, John and Jamie Thalen, Robyn and Joe, Tony (LT) AND Jennifer Van Geemen, Ashtyn and Sean, John (LJ) Van Geemen and 20 great grandchildren.

Emma worked various jobs starting at Sears in Regina and retired from Vermeers Green Houses. She was always known as a hard worker.

Emma you will be missed by all

Visitation at Grace CRC Wednesday, April 5, 2023 from 7-9pm. A private family graveside service will be held on April 6 at 10am.
Remembrance service for all at Grace CRC followed by a luncheon.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to Lampman Funeral Home.














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.