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HOLYOME, Evelyn Joan

July 16, 2024

September 16, 1945 – July 8, 2024 It is with deep sadness and everlasting love we mourn the passing of our beautiful mom Evelyn Joan Holyome. Predeceased by her husband and soulmate, James Brian Holyome.  She will be sadly missed by her three children, Curt (Tanya), Doralee (Jerry), Joe (Connie). Three grandchildren, James (Rain), Jessica, and Keylee. Two great-grandchildren, Chloe and Kaylee. Her special and best friend, sister Donna (Joe), and mom’s “sweetie” brother Rick (Sharron), and sister in-laws Shelda Johnson, Elda. And a very special sister in-law, Janice (Sandy) Gillis. Also survived by many adored nieces and nephews.  Also predeceased by her dad, Harold Anderson, mother Rose Anderson, brothers John Johnson, Dave Anderson, Mike Anderson, sister Arlene Anderson, and sister-in-law Joan Patterson. Special thank you to all the wonderful staff and volunteers at the Stedmans Hospice, in Brantford, for the excellent care and genuine kindness shown to our mom, or as they called her “Everlasting Evelyn”.  May her Love, Strength, and Kindness run through us all.   There will be a Celebration of her life, date to follow.  Arrangements by Styres Funeral Home, Ohsweken.  www.rhbanderson.com

RUPERT, Marjorie Elizabeth (nee Parent UE)

July 16, 2024

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on June 27, 2024 at Juravinski Hospital in her 81st year. Loving wife to Frank for 56 years. Caring mother to Frank Jr (Joy) and Kevin (Rebekah). Loving grandmother to Kyle, Liam, Christopher and Matthew. Predeceased by her father Earle, mother Violet, and brother Douglas. Fondly remembered by Kelly. Marj will be sadly missed by many family and friends here and in New Brunswick. Cremation has taken place.  Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life on July 30, 2024 at 3 p.m. in the Caledonia Lions Hall followed by a light meal and drinks. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Caledonia Food Bank.
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WORRALL, Madeline Thelma

July 15, 2024

Passed away peacefully at Welland General Hospital on Tuesday July 9, 2024 in her 100th year. Beloved wife of the late Frank Worrall (1968).  Loving mother of Linda Bosak. Cherished grandmother  of Leesa (Bill Featherstone) Bosak, Barb Knight and Leroy (Sheila) Ewing and great-grandmother of Jonathan (Catherine) Bosak, Kailyn (Luis) Cuevas, Leesa Westwood, Keegan Ewing and Dakota Ewing.  Dear sister of †Thalia Hartsell, †Elwood Hartsell, †Gerald Hartsell, half sister of †Larry and †Lester Latham. As per Madeline’ s wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at BALLARD MINOR FUNERAL HOME, 315 Broad Street East, Dunnville  905-774-7277 on Saturday August 10, 2024 at 11 a.m. Visitation will take place from 10 a.m. until time of service. If so desired, donations to Dunnville Hospital and Healthcare Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Friends are invited to send condolences and sign the Book of Memories at www.ballardminorfh.ca.
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VANDERBEEK, Arthur

July 12, 2024

The Lord took to Himself, Arthur Vanderbeek on July 9, 2024.  Beloved husband of Alice Vanderbeek and the late Coby Vanderbeek. Predeceased by his daughter Jacquei Vanderbeek. Step father of Ed (Michelle) De Vries, Chris (Tom) Lewis and Nancy De Vries (Doug McKen). Cherished grandfather of 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Survived by brothers and sisters †Albert (Marie), †Alice (†Abe) Bruinsma, †Thea (†Myndert) Hartman, †Hilje Vanderbeek, †Eike (Bert) deHaan and †Henk VanRysuyk, †Ben (†Dinie) Vanderbeek, Ann († Dick) Hoekstra, Wilma (Ed) Boorsma, Henry Vanderbeek.  Family will receive friends at the Grace Reformed Church, 514 George St., Dunnville, ON. on Thursday July 11 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Funeral service will be held at the church on Friday July 12 at 11 am. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Dunnville. If so desired, donations to Heritage Christian School would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to BALLARD MINOR FUNERAL HOME, Dunnville (905-774-7277).  Friends are invited to send condolences and sign the Book of Memories at www.ballardminorfh.ca.
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GLENNEY, A. Ward

July 12, 2024

Peacefully, surrounded by family, at West Haldimand General Hospital, Hagersville on Thursday, July 11, 2024, in his 85th year.  Ward Glenney, beloved husband of Lois (nee Lint) for 63 years.  Loving father of Mark (Donna) and Dave (Kim).  Proud grandfather of Jessica (Allan) Houwer, Jennifer (Sawyer) Stone, Nolan (Kirsten) Bacher, Meghan (Drew) Taylor, Brandon (Jennifer) and Justine (Carter) Rock, Chelsea Hessels, Brittany (Dustin) Jansema and Travis Hessels and great-grandchildren Mackenzie, Aubree, Peyton, Renee, Denver, Dawson, Bryce, Joshua and Rebecca.  Brother and brother-in-law of Dean (Vonita) Glenney, Becky Glenney, Ralph (Joan) Corlis, Barry (Karen) Cruickshanks.  Predeceased by his grandson Braden Bacher, his sister Carolyn Baird, brother Robert Glenney, sisters-in-law Evelyn Corlis and Grace Cruickshanks.  Also survived by his cousin Gerrie (Dave Mallory and the late Charles Vaivil) and many cousins, nieces and nephews.  Friends are invited to call at MILLER FUNERAL CHAPEL, 28 Caithness Street East, Caledonia on Sunday, July 14, 2024 from 2-4 p.m.  A private family service will be held followed by interment at Riverside Cemetery, Cayuga.  A celebration of life to remember Ward will be held at a later date.  (To be notified when a date and time are confirmed, “Subscribe to Updates” on the funeral home website.)  If desired, donations to Cayuga Food Bank, Cayuga United Church or the Snowy Owl room at the West Haldimand General Hospital would be appreciated by the family.  Friends are invited to send condolences and sign the Book of Memories at www.millerfuneralchapel.ca
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SOUTER, Audrey “Norine” (nee Gill)

July 11, 2024

1943 – 2024 Passed away peacefully at the Welland Hospital on Thursday, July 4, 2024 in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Norris Marshall “Pete” Souter (2003). Dear sister of Norman Gill (Elaine), Charles Gill (Beverley) and sister-in-law of Phyllis Green (the late Allan) and Sharon Cripps (the late John). Survived by nieces and nephews; David Gill (Elizabeth), Nancy Gill, Donna Gill (Sean Wilson), Ron Gill, Cheryl Loisel (Herven), Leslie Green (John Herter), Catherine Fowler (Colin), Janet Cripps (Christopher Zanuttini), John Cripps (Jennifer Reeder), many great nieces and nephews, and great-great nephews. Predeceased by her parents Sydney and Audrey Gill, brother Arthur Gill, niece LeeAnn Green, and nephew David Green. Born in Welland, Norine grew up on her family farm on McKenney Road. Norine pursued a career in nursing and received numerous awards and accolades for her service. She was an alumnus of the Mack school of nursing in St. Catharines. Norine retired from nursing at the Dunnville Hospital in 1988. She married Pete July 8th, 1967 and together they ran the Souter family farm. Norine was a member of Bethany United Church at Attercliffe and was Chair of Council for many years. Family and neighbours were an integral part of her life and her unwavering devotion to others was commendable. She was steadfast in her fair attention to all. Norine will be greatly missed and remembered by all those whose lives she has touched. Family and friends were received at the PELHAM FUNERAL HOME, 1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill on Monday, July 8th and the funeral service to honour Norine’s life took place at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 9th at 10:00 a.m. Interment followed at Maple Lawn Cemetery. The family sends thanks and appreciation to the staff at the Welland Hospital for the wonderful care and compassion given to Norine. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Niagara Health Foundation (Welland Site), the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital (Dunnville) or Bethany United Church (Attercliffe). Condolences may be shared at www.pelhamfuneralhome.ca
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FARMER, Mary

July 8, 2024

April 15, 1938 – July 3, 2024 It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Mary Farmer on July 3, 2024. Loving mother of Lesley, Terri and Rick, Mike and Roxanne, Peggy, Jo and Frank. Grandmother of 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.  Sister of Flora, Bob and Rusty. Best friend of Bonnie White.  Predeceased by parents Henry and Rose LaForme, children Randy, Ellen, a baby boy and former husband and dear friend of Walter “Les” Farmer. Mary touched the hearts of many people young and old. The family will honour her life with a visitation at Styres Funeral Home, 1798 4th Line, Ohsweken on Monday from 7-9 p.m.  Funeral Service will be held at New Credit Community Hall, 659 New Credit Rd., Hagersville on Tuesday July 9, 2024 at 3pm. (visitation from 12 noon until service time). www.rhbanderson.com Mother The heavens are celebrating their newest angel. Always happy, loving, and ready to dance. Helpful to anyone in need, smiling everyday even through the pain she has endured. Close to God, and a dedicated Christian awaited to be reunited with her loving children Randy, a baby boy and Ozzie.
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STIGTER, Michael Gerald “Mike”

July 7, 2024

January 11, 1968 – July 2, 2024 After a short illness and entering the embrace of Ryan in Heaven, Mike, peacefully passed away at Stedman Community Hospice on July 2, 2024. He is survived by Lisa, his daughter Megan, and remembered by his late son Ryan (2021). Mike was a brother to Sharon (Jay), Maryann (Dan), and was preceded in death by his parents, Casey and Gerry. He also leaves behind his nieces, nephews and many fur babies. Visitation will be held at Hyde & Mott Chapel of R.H.B. Anderson Funeral Homes, 60 Main St. S., Hagersville on Wednesday July 10th from 11 am to 1 pm, followed by a service at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Young Caregivers Association or Oneday Dreams.  www.rhbanderson.com
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HENZY: William Wilbert John

July 7, 2024

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 16, 2024 at Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice, Hamilton in his  82nd year.  Predeceased by his parents Roswell and Laura Henzy. Beloved husband of the late Yvonne Bernice (Moore) Henzy.  Loving father to Alan (Kim) Henzy and Daniel “Dan” Henzy. Cherished grandpa to Dakota and Alyssa. He will be missed by his sisters Helen Giddy and Annamae (John) Kuieper. Also survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law  Richard (Donna) Moore, Darlene Asseltine, Joan (Rick) Martin, Ronald (Christine) Moore, David (Joan) Moore, Beverly (Earl) Gardner, Kevin Moore as well as many nieces and nephews. Also survived by his sister-in-law Sharon Moore. Predeceased by his brother-in-law Jack Giddy, Jonathan Moore, Harold Asseltine and Mervin Pringle and sister-in-law Linda Pringle. Cremation has taken place. SERENITY BURIAL & CREMATION SERVICES INC., 361 Main Street, Port Dover (226) 290-9093 have been entrusted with the arrangements. For those wishing to make a memorial donation in Wilbert’s memory they are asked to consider Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice, 277 Stone Church Road, Hamilton, Ontario L9B 1B1 or Garnet United Church Cemetery, c/o Box 939, Port Dover, Ontario N0A 1N0. Online condolences can be left at www.serenityburialandcremation.com
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RITTENHOUSE, Dorothy Marie

July 7, 2024

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Thursday July 4, 2024, at the Portal Village, in her 89th year. Predeceased by her husband William. She will be sadly missed by her children Bob and Sheila; Karen and Bob Norton; John and Jackie; and Brian as well as grandchildren Tom, Andy; Scot and Jill Norton; Haley and †Dan Minor; and Travis and 4 great-grandchildren: Olivia, Isabella and  Angelica Norton and Jack Minor. Predeceased by her grandson Curtis. Special thanks to Dr.  Kouroukis at Juravinski Hospital, and to Portal Village for their excellent care.   The funeral service for Dorothy will be held at South Cayuga Community Church, 6182 Rainham Road, South Cayuga on Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 11 a.m. with visitation 1 hour prior. Interment of ashes to follow at South Cayuga (Trinity) Cemetery. Donations can be made in Dorothy’s memory to South Cayuga Community Church. Arrangements entrusted to BALLARD MINOR FUNERAL HOME, 315 Broad Street East, Dunnville (905) 774-7277.  Friends are invited to send condolences and sign the Book of Memories at www.ballardminorfh.ca