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Henry Stapleton

Mar 20, 1961 - Nov 21, 2023

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St. Catharines, ON

STAPLETON, Henry EdmundWith heavy hearts, we announce the sudden passing of our father Eddie Stapleton Sr. on November 21, 2023 at the St. Catharines Hospital in Ontario. Loved father of Eddie (Robyn), Krystel and Nicholas and grandfather of Nicholas, Edmund, Merisah, Alivia, Liam and Linkin. Dear brother of Bryan (Ann Marie), Charmaine (Mike Greenlaw), Maura (the late Bryan Brady), Verna (Colin Harrison), Lucy (Leo Brown), Corrie, Judy (Stephen Dolhaunty), Paula, Suzanne, Starr (Patrick Wilki...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). He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and so many very special friends. He is predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Ina May (nee Peacock), brother, Harold, sister, Joyce (Hank), mother-in-law, Mary Florida McKinnon, and sisters-in-law, Elda, Norma, Joyce and brothers-in-law, Paul and Albert. Neil lived his life for others, whether it was volunteering for the Liberal Party, the Lions Club, the Public Library Committee or any of the many organizations he was involved with on many levels. He spent many years working for The Beer Store until he retired in 2005. In honouring Neil’s wishes cremation has taken place. Memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm on Thursday, February 29 and from 11-1 pm on Friday, March 01, 2024 at Considerate Cremation & Burial Services, 26 Nihan Drive, St. Catharines (between Lake Street & Scott Street), 289-362-1144. A private family graveside service will take place at Victoria Lawn Cemetery. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held in May 2024. Online condolences may be made at CCBSCares.ca

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June Wright

Jun 03, 1938 - Feb 19, 2024

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St. Catharines, ON

WRIGHT, June (nee Bruce) June was born in Sheffield, England on June 3, 1938, the eldest of four children to Joseph and Elsie Bruce. She has a sister Mavis and two brothers, Terry and Trevor. June started her working career at Bassets, of Liquorice Allsorts fame based in Sheffield. It was during this period that she became passionate about better working conditions for young women in factory employment. She helped form a “Womens Union” and was instrumental in bringing about the first strike at Bassets to improve working conditions. June was a very sociable, outgoing, attractive girl and she loved dancing. It was during one of her dancing outings that she met the love of her life Ted Wright. They married on the 21st of December, 1957 and remained together until death. In 1969 June and Ted emigrated to Grimsby, Ontario, Canada where they lived in Lakeside. Together they established a Garage business, which they ran for many, many years. A couple of years ago they downsized and went to live in St. Catharines. June was a fun loving, outgoing and happy person. She remained in close contact with all her immediate family and encouraged and invited them all to visit Canada over the years. She also kept in close contact via telephone, emails and latterly Skype. June was kind, caring and very loyal to those lucky enough to become her friend. There was nothing she wouldn’t do to help a friend in need. Her death has left a gaping hole in our lives and we shall miss her terribly, but she will not be forgotten. She slipped away quietly on February 19, 2024 after having been admitted into hospital. She never got over the loss of her beloved Ted who died three months earlier and now may they both rest in peace. In honouring June’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Considerate Cremation & Burial Services, 26 Nihan Drive, St. Catharines (between Lake Street & Scott Street), 289-362-1144.

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Teresa Aguirre de Galeano

Jan 01, 1936 - Feb 21, 2024

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St. Catharines, ON

On Wednesday, February 21 Teresa Aguirre de Galeano was reunited with her cherished husband, César Galeano in her 87 year with family at her side. Loving mother to Carmenza (Alvaro), Marta, Carlos (Galy), Patricia (William), Clara (Luis), Juan (Sofia), Lina (Leo), Sandra (Benjamin) and Solangel; proud grandma to Diego, Diana, Juan Pablo, Sebastian, Juan David, Miguel Angel, Juan Camilo, Luis Felipe, Valeria, Andres and Kevin; great-grandma to Valentina, Andres Felipe, Milan Noe, Luciana, Mariana, Isabella, Thiago, Caio and Baby Franco; Born in Balboa Colombia and immigrated to Canada in the Spring of 2003 where she expertly raised her large family in the Region of Niagara. Blessed with her strong faith and even stronger love for people, Teresa quickly became the matriarch and "grandmother" to many in her community. She had attempted her best at learning English in order to spread joy and happiness to others. She was a member of the St. Alfred Parish in St. Catharines and enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading her Bible, praying the Rosary and spending time with her family. Teresa's family wish to express their heartfelt gratitude to Teresa’s close friends that came and provided their support in her final days. Many thanks also to her spiritual leaders from her Catholic Church and the community for praying for her safe journey to our Almighty Father. 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 the evening of Tuesday, February 27 2024 from 7:00-9:00pm in the funeral home with prayers at 8:00pm. A Mass to be Celebrated in honour of Teresa will be held at St. Alfred Church Wednesday, February 28 at 10:30 a.m. followed by Rite of Committal at Victoria Lawn Cemetery. You are welcomed to share with the family and friends after the funeral in St. Mark's room at St. Alfred Church. Mass donation cards in memory of Teresa will be appreciated by the family. ~ El Miércoles 21 de Febrero , Teresa Aguirre de Galeano de 87 años, se reunió con su querido esposo, César Galeano, rodeada de su familia. Madre amorosa de Carmenza (Álvaro), Marta, Carlos (Galy), Patricia (William), Clara (Luis), Juan (Sofía), Lina (Leo), Sandra (Benjamín) y Solangel; orgullosa abuela de Diego, Diana, Juan Pablo, Sebastián, Juan David, Miguel Ángel, Juan Camilo, Luis Felipe, Valeria, Andrés y Kevin; bisabuela de Valentina, Andrés Felipe, Milan Noe, Luciana, Mariana, Isabella, Thiago, Caio y bebe Franco; Nació en Balboa Risaralda, Colombia y emigró a Canadá en la primavera del 2003, donde vivio y compartio su sabiduria, a su numerosa familia en la región de Niágara. Con su fe inquebrantable y su amor aún más fuerte por la gente, Teresita se convirtió en la matriarca y abuela de muchos. Hizo su mayor esfuerzo intentando aprender inglés para poder transmitir alegría y amor a los demás. Era miembro activo de la Parroquia de St. Alfred en St. Catharines y disfrutaba hacer crucigramas, leer su Biblia, Rezar el Rosario y Compartir el tiempo con su familia. La familia desea expresar su más sincero agradecimiento a: Nuestros Sacerdotes, Diacono, Grupos de oración, Lideres espirituales de la Iglesia Católica y a los amigos cercanos de Teresita que vinieron y le brindaron su apoyo en sus últimos días. Gracias a las oraciones de toda la comunidad, que ayudaron para que Ella tuviera su viaje seguro hacia Nuestro Padre Celestial. De acuerdo con los deseos de la familia, los arreglos del funeral se han confiado a GEORGE DARTE FUNERAL HOME, 585 Carlton St., St, Catharines. La familia da la bienvenida a familiares y amigos para un momento de reunión la noche del martes 27 de febrero del 2024 de 7:00 a 9:00 p.m. El miércoles 28 de febrero a las 10:30 a.m., se Celebrará la Santa Misa de Funeral, en honor a Teresita, en la iglesia St. Alfred, seguida del rito de sepelio en el cementerio Victoria Lawn. Todos son bienvenidos a compartir con la familia despues del funeral en el salon San Marcos de la Parroquia St Alfred. La familia agradecerá las tarjetas de celebracion de Santa Misas en memoria de Teresa. For those wishing to Celebrate Teresa's funeral mass via livestream, please click the following link: St. Alfred Livestream

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Nora

Died : Feb 21, 2024

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St. Catharines, ON

After a brief illness, on February 21st Nora joined her parents, her beloved brother Gabriel, and her cousin Robert. Known for her devotion to her faith, her generosity, and her wonderful sense of humour, Nora will be missed by all those who had a chance to know her. She kindled a love of reading in many children during her career as a librarian, and travelled the world in her summers off. She is survived by her cousin and best friend Angela, her niece Danielle Moubarek (Georges) and great-nephews William and Nicholas, her nephew Stephen DeLuca, her cousin Judy Casciato, her nephew John Casciato (Aimee) and their children Amalia and Daniel, and her niece Andrea Casciato (Adam Elliott) and their children Alex and Mia. Thank you to the friends and extended family who have been a support over the past two months during Nora’s illness, and the staff at Hospice Niagara. Visitation will be at George Darte Funeral Home on Monday February 26 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm, with vigil prayers at 7pm. Donations welcome to CNIB or Hospice Niagara in lieu of flowers.

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Jason Ronald Gilmore Simpson

Sep 15, 1973 - Feb 20, 2024

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St. Catharines, ON

Jason Ronald Gilmore Simpson, Jay "Simpz" Born September 15th 1973. After a 9-month, hard fought battle with cancer, Jason Simpson passed away February 20th 2024. Jay passed peacefully at the St. Catharines hospital surrounded by his loved ones. His smile and laugh could light up a room. Jay was a true warrior and in his battle to the end- he remains known a true "Legend". He was a protector of all of those he loved. Jay will be deeply missed by all of his friends and family. Survived by his daughter, Angela; partner April and her children, Georgia and Veronica; his mother Shirley and father Ron, brother Cory (Chevonne); nephew Carson; niece Mila, grandparents, Yvonne and Walter Gilleta and Jay's beloved dog, Marnie. At peace now and reunited with his best friend, Vandella, Jay will be missed but never forgotten and will live on through our memories and stories. Jay wanted his family and friends to know that in the end, cancer did not win, it was a draw. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted with the GEORGE DARTE FUNERAL HOME, 585 Carlton St., St. Catharines. Cremation has taken place and the family welcomes all to gather for a period of visitation at the funeral home on Sunday, February 25th from 6-8pm and Monday, February 26th from 10-12pm followed by a funeral service in the funeral home ceremony room. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Lincoln County Humane Society in honour of Jay's deep love for dogs.

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