Our beautiful and feisty mom, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Kathie (Saltarelli) Porter has left us broken hearted with her passing on July 18, 2023. Kathie will be missed terribly by her children Corey Danyluk (Orietta) and Kristi Kocherkewych (Chad), as well as, her three young grandsons, Lucas, Liam and Owen. She leaves behind her husband, Bob Porter and stepson, Adam Porter. Connie Ferreira will lovingly remember Kathie always as her stepmom. Everlasting memories will be forever cherished by her sister Noreen, brothers Brian and Nick, nephews and nieces as well as her dear friend, Nancy Wicks. Kathie has been reunited with her parents, Bridie and Albert Saltarelli and nephew Spencer. (We are certain she is rejoicing in this reunion.) Kathie was a devoted and loving mom. Although separated by many miles, Corey, Kristi and their families were most important to her.
She had a kind and giving heart and a delightful sense of humour. Her favourite saying was “I am woman, hear me roar!”. Kathie enjoyed a very close relationship with her mom and dad and truly missed them after their deaths. In her final years, she struggled with her health but, fought a good fight. Kathie enjoyed volunteering for Welland Recreation, helping organize events and craft activities for kids.
She was a graduate of Notre Dame College School in Welland, after which she attended the nursing program at Mohawk College in Hamilton. On leaving school she ventured first into banking, then real estate with her father, ultimately becoming a driven businesswoman managing up to three card and stationery shops at a time.
As per her wishes, there will be no service. If you wish, Kathie would have approved of a donation to the Welland SPCA in lieu of flowers. Better still, just tell someone you love them, tomorrow will be too late. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lampman Funeral Home.
We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of Clayton Michael Latham on June 15th, 2023 at the age of 59.
He is survived by his daughters, Roxanne, Lisa, Joanna, Angel, Patty and son Chayton as well as many grandchildren. He will be missed by his siblings Ellie-May, Patricia, Alex and James. Predeceased by his parents George and Thelma Latham, his grandma Dennis as well as his sisters Sharon Rodrigue, Sherril Latham Smagata, Evelyn Richard and George Donald Latham.
Memorial donations made to The Hope Centre (thehopecentre.net) in Clayton’s name would be appreciated by the family.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lampman Funeral Home.
We are saddened by the passing of Sylvia Alice Quigley on June 13, 2023 at the age of 95. She is now reunited with her beloved husband Gordon (2019). Sylvia was our dearly loved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends.
Cherished mother of Keith (MaryAnne), Betty (Marty) Stolk-Glabb, Ben (Kate), Kathy (Tom) Quigley-Keenan and Patricia. Grandma to Skylar, Travis, Eileen, Kaitlyn, Holly, Paige and Farrah as well as 5 great-grandchildren.
Throughout her life, Sylvia was very active in her community. She was a long time member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a founding member of the North Pelham Youth Association as well as a founding leader of the North Pelham Brownies. Sylvia also served on the Board of Managers at First North Pelham Presbyterian Church and was involved with the Women’s Institute, Niagara Heritage Quilters Guild and Trefoil Guild, and participated in several bridge clubs.
Sylvia was known for her resourcefulness, constantly keeping busy with projects that demonstrated her various needlework, quilting and sewing skills. She was renowned for her breadmaking and her gracious hospitality, always ensuring there was room for one more at the table.
All are welcomed to visit Sylvia’s family on Friday, June 16 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Lampman Funeral Home, 724 Canboro Rd, Fenwick. A funeral service will be held at First North Pelham Presbyterian Church, 602 Metler Rd, Fenwick on Saturday, June 17 at 11am. Donations to the First North Presbyterian Church or the North Pelham Youth Association (e-transfer to NorthPelhamHall@gmail.com) would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lampman Funeral Home. www.lampmanfuneralhome.com
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. www.lampmanfuneralhome.com