Passed away peacefully at the Welland Hospital on June 21, 2021 at the age of 82, just a few days after his sister Gladys Honey Pearson, while the seasons were changing. He is survived by his wife Shirley, children Terry (Linda), Linda (Keith) Nault and Kevin (Lori), grandchildren Andrew, Matthew (Carole), Bryan (Tenesha), Catharine, Megan, Sarah and Cara and great-grandchildren Caleb, Alex, Lilijana, Rosalee, Macic and Hunter. Predeceased by his infant son Dale, siblings Gladys, Edgar, Edmond, Dorothy, Charlie, Edna, Dolly, Alvin and Donald, his parents Gladys & Alvin Smith, parents-in-laws Thelma & Harper Young and brother-in-law Russell Young. Sid had started work for the City of Welland Police Force and continued for 44 years with the Niagara Region. The family would like to thank the staff at Woodlands of Sunset and the Niagara Regional Police for their care and understanding during the last two years of difficulty. You did a great job. As per Sidney’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private ceremony will be held at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to the Woodlands of Sunset or the Niagara Regional Police Service – Canine Unit.
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Annette Anita Murray – Ms. Murray passed away on April 16, 2021 at the St. Catharines Hospital after a brief illness.
Ms. Murray was a Civilian Service member who commenced her career with the Niagara Regional Police Service in 1986. During her tenure with the Service, she was assigned as a Reader in the Records Unit. After a 14 year career, Ms. Murray retired from the Service in 1998.
As per Ms. Murray’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service.
ECKHART, Wayne Morris – Passed away peacefully at home, with family by his side, on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at the age of 76.He is now reunited with his beloved wife Karen Eckhart. Loving father of Susan Kutvonen (Mark). Cherished son of Isabel and the late Harry Eckhart. Dear brother of Maureen Oprzedek (late Walter), and the late Norman Eckhart. Brother-in-law of Lester Burden (Debbie), Myrna Eddy, Bill Burden (Edna), and the late Shirley McDonaugh (late Murray). Wayne will be missed and fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends.
A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Wayne proudly served in our Armed Forces in RCEME for almost 4 years. He was very proud of his 30 year career with the Niagara Regional Police. Dad planned on going fishing on opening day for Walleye “Pickerel”, however they are safe from him now. Memorial contributions (payable by cheque or online) to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Arthur Funeral Home – Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. East 705-759-2522). Please visit the Arthur Funeral Home website obituaries to leave memories and condolences or share any photos you may have as a keepsake for the family.
Died peacefully at Albright Manor in the early hours of Thursday April 15, 2021. He was the loving husband of Eleanor (Morris) for over 72 years. He was predeceased by by their first born Diana Lynn. Don was the dear father, grandfather and great-grandfather of son Rick, daughter-in-law Janie and their family, Becki and Igor Gutman, (Bennett, Elyse and Ivy); Carli and Patrick Scott (Alex and Liana) and Dr. James Hughes and Dr. Matea Drljepan (Edmund) and daughter Debbie, son-in-law Chuck Havill and their children Blake and Aubin. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Ellen (Green) Hughes, his siblings Harold, Jessie Gurr, Jack, Bill, Jean Simpson, Edie Shaver, Vera VanAlstine, Ann Crockford and their spouses and in-laws Marjorie and Gilbert Walker and Isobel Forde. He is survived by his brother-in-law Harvey Forde and many nieces and nephews. Don was born on the family farm in Port Sydney, Ontario on July 15, 1926.
He was never afraid of hard work and following a number of different jobs, he found his calling and became a proud police officer for 30 years beginning his career in Crowland, then the City of Welland and following amalgamation, the Niagara Regional Police Force serving in Welland, St. Catharines, Port Colborne and Grimsby. He could fix almost anything. After retirement he enjoyed repairing small engines and shared that love when he taught small engine repair for a number of years at night school for the District School Board of Niagara. Don loved to tell stories from the past to anyone who would listen. We will miss his sense of humour and his enjoyment of a good joke.
Old age can be tough, and we are especially grateful to Kasha, Collette, Gwenn, Christine and Care Partners for helping Don and Eleanor to stay in their home until recently when Don’s health deteriorated. Thank you also to the Staff of Albright Manor for their caring and kindness during these past few COVID – plagued months. As per Don’s wishes there will be a private graveside service. Don supported the Fonthill United Church, The Salvation Army and the Welland and Princess Margaret Hospitals. He would be honoured by memorial gifts in his name. Whenever we miss you we will just look in our hearts and there you will be.
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