Dec 302014



Deceased: Dec 30, 2014

Funeral Date: Jan 10, 2015


Legion Clubroom 1 to 3 pm





The family of Joseph Mazi(married to Reta Bacher)is sad to announce his passing on Dec. 30th, 2014 at the Dunnville War Memorial Hospital after a 2 year battle with cancer related illness, at the age of 86. Joseph came to Canada in 1930 at the young age of 2, with his mother Anna (Meiszter) from Bakoniszlop, Hungry to meet up with his father Joseph Sr., who was waiting in Muenster Sask. It was here Joseph Sr & Anna expanded their family to include siblings for Joe, brother Toni (married to Barb Roth), brother John (who is pre-deceased and was married to Joan Haggerty), brother Emerick (married Dean Coyne), sister Ann (who is pre-deceased and was married to Joe Seath), pre-deceased infant brother Frank, sister Elizabeth (married to Jack Postma), and youngest brother Eddie wife Sue. While raising their family Joseph Sr and Anna moved to Ontario settling in Dunnville, looking for a better life. It was in Dunnville Joe Jr and four of his siblings (Toni, John, Emerick & Ann) all took employment with Wabasso for many years. Both Joe and Reta worked at Wabasso (also known as Dominion Fabrics); Joe was there for 37years with many of his friends from Dunnville. Additionally Joe, along with brothers Toni and John joined the Byng Volunteer Fire Department, where they participated in the building of the original Byng Fire Hall and fundraising for a Fire truck at the hall. Joe served the community as a member of the Byng Volunteer Fire Department, No 5 Division for 30 years.After years of living in town, Joe and Reta moved from Concession Street in Dunnville to the River Road in the late 70’s, where they enjoyed many years of family parties, boating, waterskiing and snowmobiling with his children & friends (neighbours over the years included the Franklin’s, Reg and Liz Edie, Doug and Christine Hysert, the Craik family, and the Birdsell Family from Sunny Bank Park).

Joe was deeply loved by his children, and known as “Papa” to his grandchildren. His children included Howie and wife Mary Bacher (granddaughter Kristy & her husband Chris Johnson and their children (great-grandchildren)Alexis, Jacob & baby Tyler, and granddaughter Brandy Bacher), Donna Bacher (grandchildren Harvey, Melissa and Zachery), Steve & wife Julie Bacher (granddaughters Maxine, Corrine, and Margo), Cheryl (Bacher) & husband Paul Taylor (grandchildren Brittany and Brody). Additionally he had many niece’s and nephews that were very dear to him.

Joe enjoyed a full active life with Reta up until his illness of recent that slowed him down. Even in his 80’s he was still not afraid to tackle a tree that had fallen at the river with chainsaw in hand and he’d often invite family and friends to his “chainsaw” parties after the spring thaw along the river bed. Joe and Reta kept busy over the years with a favourite past time of fishing/camping outings that often involved friends Reg & Liz Edie. Additionally Reta and Joe did annual trips to Florida, Jeckly Island in Georgia in their motorhome, plus they loved Cruises which they did with their children/grandchildren and or friends in the Caribbean. Joe (Papa) was known to obtain the best tan while always sitting in the shade, he logged more hours towing water skiers and lit more bon fires then anyone can remember at the River, could fix anything with a motor, would plant a garden that could feed a town, and was not afraid to load up the motorhome with the grandchildren and head off to Darien Lake for the annual summer camping trip, or romp around Disney World for hours. He would often say he was so busy he had no idea how they (him & Reta) ever had time to work, however we believe this kept him very young at heart and a smile on his face. He will be deeply missed. Baby Joe’s passport picture with his mom & dad. Friends are welcome to attend a reception in the Club Room of the Royal Canadian Legion, Dunnville to Celebrate Joe’s life on Saturday from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations to Ronald McDonald House.

Dec 242014




Deceased: Dec 24, 2014
Funeral Date: Jan 10, 2015

Service 1:00pm





Swayze, Gladys (nee Shirton). Peacefully, in the presence of her loving family on December 24, 2014 in her 88th year.Gladys Swayze beloved wife of the late Clayton Swayze (1998). Loving mother to Darlene Moodie and her husband Alex, and the late Linda Swayze. Proud and loving Mama of Brett and Beth Moodie, Sarah Moodie , Karen and Nigel Davis, and Brian and Christie Beatty. Lovingly remembered by her great grandchildren Clayton, Zachary, Tristan, Tanner, Rachel, Lauren, Wesley, Carson, and Jack. Predeceased by her parents William and Sarah Shirton, brothers Clifford, Arnold, Kirvan, and sisters Doris Hall and Fanny Silverthorne. Sadly missed by her sister-in-law Kay Swayze and nephew William. Sadly missed by her nieces, nephews and their families.

Friends are welcome to join the family for a Celebration of Life at JW Hart Funeral Home , Dunnville on Saturday January 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm. The family will receive friends from 12 noon to service time. A reception will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion. Memorial donations to the SPCA or Sherbrooke Baptist Church would be appreciated. Online condolences

Dec 232014

Deceased: Dec 23, 2014
Funeral Date: Dec 28, 2014

Legion Hall 2:00 – 5:00pm

High, Jamie David. Suddenly, on Tuesday Decemeber 23, 2014 at Victoria Hospital, London in his 41st year.Jamie High beloved husband to Angelene (Hunter) High. Proud and loving father of Rocco and Hallene. Cherished son of David and Joanne High. Sadly missed by his inlaws Bonnie Robins (Randy) and Roy Hunter (Eva). Lovingly remembered by his brother Jason (Melissa), sister Jessica Jackman (Steve), brother-in-laws Glenn Hunter (Stephanie), Craig Robins (Jen) and Jeff Robins (Jamie). Dear uncle of Baxter, Simone, Max, Luke, William, Willow,Sydney, and N.J. Lovingly remembered by his aunts, uncles and their families.

Friends are welcome to join the family in Celebrating Jamie’s Life at the Royal Canadian Legion, Dunnville on Sunday Decemeber 28, 2014 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. If desired memorial donations made payable to the Rocco & Hallene High Education Fund would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences

Dec 212014

Deceased: Dec 21, 2014
Funeral Date: Jan 02, 2015

Memorial Service Friday 11am

O Donnell, Kenneth. Peacefully, in the presence of his loving family at Grandview Lodge, Dunnville on Sunday December 21, 2014 in his 71st year.Ken O Donnell beloved husband to Helen. Loving father of Michael and his wife Tara and Karen and her husband Brian Gunn. Proud and loving Gramps of Ken, Sharon, Emily, Sarah, Kailey and Mackenzie.

Ken retired from Stelco Hilton Works after 39 years of service. Private cremation has taken place.

Friends are invited to attend a Service of Remembrance at JW Hart Funeral Home, Dunnville on Friday January 2, 2015 at 11:00 am. Donations to the Alzheimers Society would be appreciated. Online condolences

Dec 142014




Deceased: Dec 14, 2014
Funeral Date: Dec 18, 2014

Memorial Thursday 1:00pm





Werner, Roy Diette. (Vet WWII)) Peacefully, at Haldimand War Memorial Hospital, Dunnville on Sunday December 14, 2014 in his 96th year.Roy Werner beloved husband of the late Phyllis Werner (1990). Loving father of Lee (Sharon, Shari Stampfler (Rick), Mike (Marjorie) and Patti Tennyson. Proud and loving Grandpa of Cam, Frank, Todd, Mike, Hillary, Phyllis, and Nathan. Sadly missed by his great grandchildren. Lovingly remembered by his sister Jean Bouk. Predeceased by his sister Donna Grant and twin brother Ray Werner. Sadly missed by his nieces, nephews and their families.

The family will receive friends on Thursday December 18, 2014 from 12 noon to 1:00pm followed by a Celebration of Life at JW Hart Funeral Home, Dunnville. Memorial donations to the Dunnville Hospital & Healthcare Foundation or Charity of Choice would be appreciated. Online condolences

Dec 072014

Deceased: Dec 07, 2014
Funeral Date: Dec 12, 2014

Visit Thursday 2-4 7-9 pm

McIntee, Jordan Douglas. It is with great sadness that we announce his sudden passing on Sunday December 7, 2014 at the age of 16.Jordan McIntee cherished son of Jason McIntee, and Julie and Andrew Hodgins. Loving brother of Courtney, McKenna and Jaden. Lovingly remembered by his grandparents Doug and Brenda McIntee, Ralph and Gwen Passmore, and Ann and Randy Brousseau. Great Grandson of Ruth Stirling and George Terry. Sadly missed by his aunts and uncles Gerry (Karen), Bill (Brenda), Cheryl (Al), Jeff (Jenn), and Phil (Joleen). Loved by his cousins Bailey, Brayden, Nathan, Kristen, Aaron, Brendan, Ashley, Jessica, Jacob, Ashley, Kaitlyn, Billy, Dakota, Dawson, William, and Brenden. Also remembered by many Great Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

Visitation at JW Hart Funeral Home, 113 Lock St East, Dunnville on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm with Funeral and Committal services at Bethany United Church (180 Carter Road) on Friday December 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm. with cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the H-N Mental Health Association or Charity of Choice would be appreciated. Online condolences
“Gone Fishing”

Nov 112014



Deceased: Dec 11, 2014
Funeral Date: Dec 15, 2014




Private Family Service

Hall, Marlene Helen (Lambert). At the age of 67, passed away December 11, 2014 with family by her side at Haldimand War Memorial Hospital in Dunnville after a grueling battle with cancer.Marlene is predeceased by her husbands Alfred Ricker and Harley James Hall, her parents Lloyd and Helen (Dilts) Lambert, and her best friend Flo (Betty) Smith. Marlene is survived by her brothers Leo (Betty), Ron (Dora Joan), Gary (Jean), Dan (Debbie); her children Brian Ricker, Brenda (Mark) Girling, Bonnie (John) Moerschfelder; her grandchildren Brandon (Christine), Connie, Kyle, Kaitlyn, Kendra, Zack, Jennalee, Nathan, Matt, Kristin; and great grandchildren Loki, Haylie and Meeka.

Family has requested a private burial. The family would like to thank all of those who sent well wishes and who cared for Marlene during her illness. A special thank you goes to mom’s dear friend Sharon Moore, for her unconditional love, support and care. Donations to the Dunnville Hospital & Healthcare Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences