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Elio Perrone

Dec 01, 1946 - Dec 01, 2023

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St. Catharines, ON

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that the family announce the passing of Salvatore Elio Perrone on Tuesday, November 28 2023 in his 78 year at the NHS-St. Catharines with family at his side. Survived by his cherished wife of 55 years, Verna Perrone; loving children, Joseph Paul and Elian John; proud grandfather to, Jacob, Joshua, Devon and Allegra; brothers, Dante (Judy) and Frank; Adored Zizi to, Mary Kathryn (Rob), Dante Jr. , Isabella, Francesca and Aiva. Elio was predeceased by his ...Read More

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Dr. William Robert Whyte

Jun 06, 1931 - Feb 23, 2024

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St. Catharines, ON

June 6, 1931 to Feb. 23, 2024 It is with profound sadness that we share the peaceful passing of Dr. William Robert “Bob” Whyte on Feb. 23, 2024 in his 93rd year. He is predeceased by his parents, William Allan and Mary Ellen Whyte, his sister Evelyn Beaubien (Whyte) and brother Dr. John Whyte. Bob was married to the absolute love of his life, the late Catherine Mary Leah “Mitzi” Whyte, for 66 years. He was the proud father of Bill (Elaine) Whyte, Patti Whyte, Cathy (Lorin) Pressé, Sandy (Larry) Jones and Jill (Daniel) Greben. Loving grandfather to Zack (Taylor), Jesse, Graeme, Nicole (Justin), Michelle (Tyler), Michael, Alexander, Rachel and Jon, and great grandfather to Henry, Theodore, Callie, Logan and Reese. He was born and raised in Arnprior, Ontario and graduated from Queen’s University School of Medicine in 1955. It was in Kingston where he and Mitzi first met, and they married in Ottawa on Nov. 19, 1955 before settling down in St. Catharines, where Bob lived in the same home for 63 years until his passing. He was the last original homeowner on his street, and was overwhelmed by the kindness and support from many neighbours. Bob was extremely passionate about his work as a physician and was well-respected by his colleagues at the St. Catharines General Hospital and Hotel Dieu Hospital, as well as by his patients. He was an anesthetist and a family practitioner and delighted in coming home during his breaks to play with his young children. From 1963 to 1970, Bob and his family spent a few weeks each summer in Haliburton where he worked as a camp physician and made lifelong friends. Bob enjoyed travelling the world with Mitzi, hosting big family parties, reading newspapers and books every day, spending time on his porch, hiking, fishing trips up north and watching football and hockey. He had a particular soft spot for Hilton Head Island, the Caribbean and Europe. He was the beloved patriarch and “poppa” of our big, tight-knit family and was never too old to play with his grandkids and great grandkids. His laugh, sense of humour and sense of fun were infectious. Even amidst the joyful chaos of a big family, he made sure that every one of us felt special. He lived his life to the fullest, and while our family is grateful that he enjoyed 92 wonderful years, no amount of time would ever feel like enough for us. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the University Health Network Foundation’s . This cause is extremely meaningful to Bob and to his family.

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Scott Wheeler

Aug 15, 1963 - Feb 21, 2024

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St. Catharines, ON

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Scott Wheeler. Born August 15, 1963, Scott found peace on February 21, 2024 at the age of 60, after a long, bravely fought battle with a complex, progressive autoimmune disorder as a result of injury from the Covid-19 vaccines. Scott was a true warrior until the very end. His perseverance, strength and determination were a testament to who he was. His courage and tireless efforts to understand the nature of his condition inspired others, and he was committed to documenting and sharing his story, providing a guide for those suffering with chronic conditions. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 36 years Sue (née Hribar), his cherished daughters Erika (Rob) and April (Dylan), and grandchildren Grayson and Briar. Predeceased by his parents Wilf and Joan and mother-in-law Eileen. Survived by sisters Patti (Jim), Carri (Marshall), Laura (David), brother Mark, father-in-law Thomas, brother-in-law Wayne (Wendy), sister-in-law Karen (Bob) Aunt Mabel, nieces, nephews cousins, and many more family, wonderful friends, and colleagues. , Scott was born in St. Catharines, Ontario to a large and loving family. The youngest of five, he excelled in academics throughout his school years. He received the highest honours in grade 13 city-wide and obtained his degree in chemical engineering at the University of Waterloo in 1987. He received his Masters of Business degree from York University in 1998 while working full-time with two young children at home. His uncanny intelligence and passion for excellence was demonstrated throughout his career. He spent 33 years working for Woodbridge Foam, a proudly Canadian polyurethane manufacturing company in the automotive industry. He held many positions including Development Engineer, Plant Manager and Technical Director. Scott’s career culminated in his invaluable contributions leading a small team through the design and mass production of the first masks made in Ontario during the Covid-19 pandemic. After a lengthy and successful career which he was immensely proud of, Scott retired on September 30, 2020. Scott was a natural strategist with a passion for games. He was known to outwit opponents, aided by his competitive nature. He created games for a multitude of family and friend events, which, coupled with his quirky sense of humour, always drew a great deal of laughter. A life-long learner, always challenging himself to reach higher and farther, he could solve practically any problem presented to him. His engineering prowess allowed him to find creative solutions for numerous personal projects, such as renovating his home, and for helping others through the years. He enjoyed learning new things and sharing his knowledge with others, with a particular interest in science, world history and languages. He was considered the most brilliant man by many who knew him. Scott was athletic, with a special passion for hockey, which he enjoyed playing throughout his life on various leagues. A die-hard Boston Bruins fan, he instilled the love of hockey and his team in his children and grandchildren. Countless fond memories are shared with his family of friendly rivalry between which team was better, Boston Bruins or Montreal Canadiens. He was also an avid runner, participating in marathons in Ottawa, and enjoyed skiing, and playing golf. His life was filled with music, sharing in good times with friends and family to the sounds of Rush, Triumph, Max Webster, and much of the classic rock genre. His career afforded him the ability to travel around the world, visiting most of the continents. He shared his love of travel with his family through memorable vacations across Canada and Europe. Thoughtful, warm-hearted, kind, and joyful, Scott was, above all else, completely devoted to his family and friends. He treasured time spent with them and extended his love and care to those around him. He was a truly selfless man. Scott’s family wish to express their heartfelt gratitude to everyone who supported him throughout his battle with his complex condition, especially during his final days. Special thanks to the alternative functional medicine practitioners who were dedicated in trying to help Scott when our medical system failed him. He will be deeply missed by all who loved him. In keeping with the family’s wishes, funeral arrangements have been entrusted with George Darte Funeral Home, 585 Carlton St., St. Catharines. The family will receive visitors on Wednesday, February 28 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, with a short service to follow. Scott has been cremated. A Celebration of Life will take place at Amici’s Banquet Centre, 2740 Merrittville Hwy, Fonthill from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. All are welcome to attend both events. Donations in Scott’s honour can be made to HEROS Hockey, an organization which empowers marginalized youth through free hockey programs to teach life-skills, sport training and educational development. Adapted from “Closer to the Heart” by Rush If you are unable to attend Scott's Final Tribute you may still join us using this link

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Helen Tutecky

Feb 20, 1928 - Feb 22, 2024

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St. Catharines, ON

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Helen Tutecky (nee Popowich) on February 22 2024, in her 97 year. Helen passed peacefully at Heatherwood retirement residence. Helen was born February 20 , 1928, in Sudbury, Ontario. Helen was predeceased by her husband John Tutecky, her parents, John and Annie Popowich, her brothers Peter Popowich, Michael Popowich and William Popowich and her sisters-in-law, Carmella (Michael) and Natalie (William). She is survived by her brother Nicholas Popowich (Colene) of Kentucky, along with many nieces and nephews from both the Popowich and Tutecky families. Helen earned a B.A. from the University of Saskatchewan, as well as a master’s degree from the University of Ottawa. She then became a high school teacher in the Niagara Region, teaching history and English. Helen was a published author, and belonged to many groups and committees which she believed in. Helen was the first woman to be hired by the Vatican to serve as an executive secretary in the sacred congregation for the Eastern Churches. In keeping with the family’s wishes, funeral arrangements have been entrusted with the GEORGE DARTE FUNERAL HOME, 585 Carlton St., St, Catharines. The family welcomes family and friends for a time of gathering on Thursday, February 29th 2024 from 2-4 and 6-8pm in the funeral home with Panachyda at 7:30pm. A Mass to be Celebrated in honour of Helen will be held at St. John Theologian Ukrainian Catholic Church Friday, March 1st at 10:00 a.m. followed by Rite of Committal at Victoria Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to Sister Servants of Mary Immaculate Provincial Home, Salvation Army, Community Care or Hospice Niagara in memory of Helen will be appreciated by the family.

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Margaret Mackenzie

May 18, 1941 - Feb 15, 2024

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St. Catharines, ON

MACKENZIE, Margaret The family of Margaret Mackenzie announces her recent passing. She was in her 83rd year of life. Margaret is predeceased by her beloved husband, John MacKenzie (2002), and sisters: Janette Schwartz and Ann McColluch. Margaret is survived by her two children: Morag Demers (Bob) and Thomas (Martine), as well as loving Gran of Owen Demers (Ashley), Bronwyn Demers and Connor and Reid MacKenzie. Margaret is also survived by her great-grandchildren: Georgia and Samuel Demers, her sister, Morag Morrison, and brother, Thomas McRae, in Scotland along with many nieces and nephews in Scotland, Australia and the United States. A private family service will be held in memory of Margaret. As per Margaret’s love of animals memorial donations can be made to the Humane Society of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Considerate Cremation & Burial Services, 26 Nihan Drive, St. Catharines (between Lake Street & Scott Street), 289-362-1144. Online condolences may be made at CCBSCares.ca

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Claude Mario ZUCCHET

Dec 16, 1947 - Feb 22, 2024

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St. Catharines, ON

ZUCCHET, Claude Mario Passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 22 at the age of 76. Cherished husband and lifelong sweetheart of Valerie (nee Dingman). Incredibly heart broken are his daughters, Angela (Greg) Gunn and Deanna (Stefano) Mastrangelo. Dearly loved Grandpa of Alicia (Jamal), Jacob (Corrina), Kyle (Cassie), Joshua and Davina. Great-Grandpa of Mason and Olivia. Dear brother of Ed (Judy), Rick (Kerry) and Frank. Predeceased by his sister Sarah. Claude loved his family dearly and cherished the time he spent with them. His big heart, warm hugs and infectious smile will never be forgotten. Claude worked for the former Port Weller Dry Docks for many years and later worked and retired from Victoria Shipyards. In retirement he enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, fishing, golfing and he also enjoyed video games. Unfortunately, there was no goodbye, just wonderful memories to remember now. We love you and will honour you by making more memories as a family to keep your spirit alive. In honouring Claude’s wishes cremation has taken place. Memorial donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Considerate Cremation & Burial Services, 26 Nihan Drive, St. Catharines (between Lake Street & Scott Street), 289-362-1144. Online condolences may be made at CCBSCares.ca

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Neil Edward Coles

Dec 06, 1947 - Feb 23, 2024

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St. Catharines, ON

COLES, Neil Edward December 6th 1947-February 23rd 2024 It is with profound sadness that the family of Neil announces his sudden passing on February 23rd, just ten short weeks after the love of his life Geri. After meeting Geri at A&W in 1966, Neil knew he wanted to spend his life with Geri, and that’s exactly what he did. Together they had two amazing children, Matt Coles (Crystal Thompson) and Melanie Coles Vanderlee. He was so proud of his four grandchildren: Meredith, Dylan, Jack and Maya, and his two bonus grandchildren, Grace and Abbey. Neil will be missed so much by his brothers, Warren (Joan) and Brian (Teresa) Coles, his sisters-in-law, Elenor Coles and Laura Langelaan (Tony), and his brothers-in-law, Jack Shaw and Colin McKinnon (Marguerite)