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Much like these bulletins are on E-span, we are also making them available here as a reference point:
- Friday, April 3: COVID-19INTERNALBULLETIN04032020.pdf (PPE - Health and safety standards, COVID-19 stats)
- Thursday, April 2: COVID-19INTERNALBULLETIN02042020.docx.pdf(HDS COVID-19 stats, PPE (Provincial shortage, Donations Wanted, Reuse), free parking)
- Wednesday, April 1: COVID-19INTERNALBULLETIN01042020.pdf (Childcare, Caregiver Support, Patient Transfers/Admissions, Hospital Decanting)
Much like these bulletins are on E-span, we are also making them available here as a reference point:
- Tuesday, March 31: COVID-19INTERNALBULLETIN31032020.pdf (PPE use, Self-Care, Social Media, Online Resources)
- Monday, March 30: COVID-19INTERNALBULLETIN30032020.pdf (Central PPE supply management, Working at Other Facilities, Screening Entrances, etc.)
- Friday, March 27: COVID-19INTERNALBULLETIN27032020.pdf and PPERequirementsChartMarch272020.pdf (various updates on PPE use)
- Wednesday, March 25: COVID-19INTERNALBULLETIN25032020.pdf(Message from Interim CEO, Message from Interim Exec VP of Ops RE PPE and Admissions from Niagara Health, staff redeployment)
- Tuesday, March 24: COVID-19INTERNALBULLETIN24032020.pdf(Board Thank You, Message from Chief Nursing Officer about PPE, mental health programs, coffee shop hours, Saranchuk Boardroom)
- Monday, March 23: COVID-19INTERNALBULLETIN23032020.pdf(Childcare Relief, Corporate Support, COVID-19 Testing)
- Friday, March 20: COVID-19INTERNALBULLETIN20032020.pdf and staff scripts: COVID-19SCRIPTSFORSTAFF20032020.docx.pd(Staff scripts about No-Visitors Policy)
- Thursday, March 19: COVID-19INTERNALBULLETIN19032020.pdf(No-visitors policy implemented)
- Wednesday, March 18: COVID-19INTERNALBULLETIN18032020.pdf(Students, Volunteers, Coffee Shop, Gift Shop, Chapel, etc.)
- Tuesday, March 17:COVID-19SUSPENDEDPROGRAMS.pdf(Temporary suspension of non-urgent ambulatory rehab programs)
- Monday, March 16: COVID-19INTERNALBULLETIN16032020-1.pdf(Screening and Visitor Restrictions)
- Friday, March 13: COVID-19BULLETIN13032020 (Info sources, travel, PPE)
RECORD A VIDEO TELLING PEOPLE TO “STAY HOME!”
Let’s use the power of social media and our collective voice to plank the curve!
- The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) is asking hospital staff to take a few short minutes to help reinforce the message that Ontarians need to stay home to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to protect our hospitals from being overwhelmed. This is especially important at this stage of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- OHA launched a new social media campaign and are asking hospital staff to help by recording a short video, telling Ontarians to stay home. No one can make a more compelling case for this than you!
- It’s fast and easy! Katie Stranges will come to your area to take a video clip of you and your message. We can help you with a short script too if you like, but essentially it's about telling people that in order to stay safe and healthy, and to plank the curve, stay home!
- The more health care workers OHA can get on-camera for the campaign, the stronger the impact. It’s important for Ontarians to see the faces of the people behind their care, and to hear authentic messages of how important it is that they stay home.
To book your video clip with Communications, contact email@example.com or call extension 84825.
A BIG THANK YOU TO TIM HORTONS
We've been fortunate enough to receive "thank you" treats from various Tim Hortons franchise owners twice in the past week (last Thursday and yesterday/Monday) -- donuts, muffins, coffee and tea.
What a great way for them to thank everyone at HDS for stepping up during this pandemic. Thank you, Tim Hortons!
James RODDY passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Thursday, March 19, 2020. In his 74th year, James Milton Roddy, beloved husband of Bella Mary Roddy (nee Hopkins), loving father of Ian (Andrea), Andy (Lisa) and Sarah (Greg), proud grandpa of Vivian and Arden, dear brother of Gordon (Julie) and Sheila (Al) and fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. James was a retired chartered accountant and entrepreneur. James was an active member of Mountainview United Church, Brock Senior Centre and Dunlop Drive Senior's Centre. He enjoyed and loved his family. Due to current health issues. A private family service will be held at Patrick J. Darte Funeral Chapel, St. Catharines. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital, Mountainview United Church or the Parkinson Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Marilyn Ann DE LA MATTER-PAULS It is with broken hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of Marilyn De La Matter- Pauls, on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital, in her 88th year. Marilyn has been reunited with her husbands Buster De La Matter (1972) and Charlie Pauls (2012), parents George and Jean Raven, brother George and sister Lota. She will be forever remembered by daughter Patricia (Daniel) Alexander, her son Robert (Nancy) De La Matter, and stepdaughter Myrna Recchia. GiGi was blessed with 6 grandchildren: Dana (Brandon), Jennifer (Scott), Kate, Kyle, Amanda (Adam), Bryanna. The light of her life were her 5 great-grandchildren (AKA - The Furious Five): Alexander, Logan, Cameron, Maiya and Owen. Dear sister of; Jeanette, Doreen, Georgina (Ken), brother-in-law Ted, and sisters-in-law Elsie and Francine. Little Ruby, her fur-baby will miss their walkabouts. She leaves behind many nieces and nephews. After retiring, happy times were spent with Charlie at their cottage at the Bay, where they became part of the "Lane Way Family". A special thank you to the nurses and staff at the St. Catharines General Hospital Surgical Unit 5A, and Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital - 2 West for their compassionate care and support. In accordance with Marilyn's wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133). A celebration of Marilyn's well lived life will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be given to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be shared on Marilyn's tribute page found at EssentialsNiagara.com.
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MODIFIED COFFEE SHOP HOURS
Effective Thursday, March 26, the Dieu Drop In café will be open as follows:
Monday to Friday:
9:30am - 10:30am
11:15am - 1:30pm
There will be a limited menu. However, they will accommodate staff as best as possible.
Donald Carl KNOLL - With heartfelt sadness we announce Donald Carl Knoll passed away peacefully in his 89th year on Friday, March 20, 2020 at Hotel Dieu Shaver, St. Catharines. He leaves behind his loving wife of 59 years Edythe (Toth) and dear children Laurie (Robert) Sodtke and Larry (Shelly). He was a loving grandfather to Shawn (Kristin) Sodtke, Emma and Paige Knoll and special great-grandfather to Lillian Sodtke. Don leaves behind two dear sisters Gertrude Hallborg of Port Colborne and Agnes (Fred) Warner of Beamsville, bother-in-law Roy House, sisters-in-law Betty Douglas, Evelyn Knoll and Frances Toth as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Robert and Nora (Gram) Knoll, siblings Alfred, Irving, John, Dorothy Kleine, Sadie House and brothers-in-law George Smid, Ernest Kleine, Barry Douglas, James and Ted Toth, sister-in-law Phyllis Knoll and father and mother-in-law Andrew and Rosie Toth. Don was employed for 35 years at Inco (Vale) in Port Colborne as an accountant and enjoyed his retirement surrounded by his loving family. Many thanks to the various health care professionals who compassionately aided in Don's care throughout the Niagara Region including the LHINS staff, Dr. Arvinte and the health care team at Hotel Dieu Shaver, St. Catharines. A memorial service to honour the life of Don will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be shared at www.pedlarfuneralhome.ca
Benoit MERCIER - It is with great sadness we announce the death of Benoit Mercier Sr on March 8, 2020 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of 62 years to Thérèsa (née Houle). Loving father of Benoit Jr. (Susan Turner), Annie Mercier-Beaudoin (Vincent) and Natalie Mercier (Yann Marais). He will be sadly missed by his 6 grandchildren; Alexandre Mercier, Meagan (Eric Davidson), Sebastien, Nicholas Beaudoin, Gabriel, Amélie Marais and 1 great-grandchild on its way as well as step grand-father to Neil and Michelle Dominick. He also leaves behind his sisters; Fernande Beaulieu (Gérard), Monique Lachance (late Clermont) and sisters-in-law Lise and Denise and Monique Mercier. Predeceased by his parents Alonzo and Cyrilla (née Pouliot), his brothers; Sylver (Elizabeth), Lionel (Alice), Conrad, Ludger, Clément and his daughter-in-law Maryse. He also leaves behind many loving nieces and nephews. Benoit was a true family man and an avid sports fan. He was the number 1 cheerleader in his kids and grand-kids sports activities. Benoit was a faithful employee of Atlas Steel for 40 years and devoted many volunteer hours to different francophone organizations in Welland especially the Chevaliers de Colomb conseil Dionis Lafrenière and his beloved Sacré-Coeur parish. His infectious smile and zest for life will be truly missed by all who knew him. The Mercier family would like to sincerely thank the Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, Brant Local Heath Integration Network for the exceptional services that offered through the palliative care team especially nurse Nora from St.Elizabeth Health Care and Bayshore Homecare Solutions. A very special thank you to PSW Lorraine (Sweetheart) for her care and compassion. The family will receive their relatives and friends at the WELLAND FUNERAL HOME 827 East Main Street, Welland Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Paroisse du Sacré Coeur 72 Empire St., Welland on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 11 a.m. Interment will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations to Canadian Cancer Society and Hotel Dieu Shaver Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Marilyn MINARDS - With her loving husband Jim by her side, Marilyn passed away peacefully on Monday, March 2, 2020 at Pioneer Elder Care. Born in St. Catharines on August 8, 1932. Marilyn was predeceased by her parents Mary and Joseph Sullivan, her sister Marie, brothers Ed and Jim and her niece Shirley Duggan. She will be dearly missed by her nieces Susie Giganti (Sam) and Joie York (Bruce). Marilyn was a Registered Nurse who graduated from St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton. She nursed at Hotel Dieu Hospital and taught nursing at Mac and Niagara College School of Nursing for over 30 years. She loved teaching and will be fondly remembered by her many students and friends. Marilyn and Jim were married at Star of the Sea Church in Port Dalhousie August 7, 1965 and enjoyed a wonderful life together in their home in Port Dalhousie. Much of their activities were related to the sport of rowing since Marilyn had two brothers involved for many years as well as her husband with the Port Dalhousie based St. Catharines Rowing Club and Alumni. Marilyn and Jim travelled extensively on annual vacations over many years but always returned to the comforts of Port Dalhousie. A sincere thank you to all of the staff of Pioneer Elder Care and the medical staff for their care and compassion over the years. The family will receive visitors at the GEORGE DARTE FUNERAL HOME, 585 Carlton Street, St. Catharines on Friday, March 6th from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Vigil Prayers will take place at in the funeral home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Star of the Sea Church, 34 Elgin Street, Port Dalhousie on Saturday, March 7th at 11 a.m. Burial at St. John Cemetery to follow. Memorial donations to the St. Catharines Rowing Club would be greatly appreciated. On-Line Guest Book - www.georgedartefuneralhome.com
Martha Arlene STECKLEY - Arlene was called home to heaven on March 11 at the age of 86, surrounded with the love of her family at Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital. Cherished mother of Larry (Linda) Steckley, Bob (Debbie) Steckley, Jeff (Leslie) Steckley. Proud grandma of Kailee (Grant) Smith, Kyle, Jessica, Megan (Nick) Vignuda, Kaitlyn (Reese) Sullivan, Bryan, Brooke, Lauren, and Miranda Towsley. Great-grandma to Paisley. Best friend of Stella Hardie for 55 years. Predeceased by her parents Paul and Mary Lady of Thomas, Oklahoma, her husband John (2014), and son John Jr (2009). Mom was very proud of her family and took an active interest in our daily lives, and she was anxiously awaiting the birth of her great grandson Oak. Arlene loved to bake her famous chocolate chip cookies every day to share with family, friends, and fur babies when they came to visit. Her passing leaves a void in our lives that could never be filled. The family would like to thank the amazing nurses and staff at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital for the extraordinary compassionate and dignified care they provided grandma. They were truly the angels she needed as she completed her journey here on earth. Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave, Fort Erie entrusted with the arrangements. The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Benner Funeral Services, for a time of visitation. A Funeral Service will follow at 4:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. A reception immediately after the funeral will complete the Celebration of Arlene's Life. A private family burial will take be held at a later date. If so desired contributions in Arlene's memory may be made to the Bertie Church Memorial Fund (cards available at the funeral home), or to the Hotel Dieu Shaver Foundation (www.hoteldieushaver.org).
PREVIOUS UPDATES FROM MARCH 4
SCHNITZEL SANDWICHES FOR HOTEL DIEU SHAVER
UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO COVID-19, THIS HAS BEEN CANCELLED. APOLOGIES.
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FREE SHORTBREAD FOR HDS - WED, MARCH 4
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CELEBRITY ICE CUP A HUGE SUCCESS
The event was another huge success this year with $213,000 raised through player fundraising!
Hotel Dieu Shaver Foundation’s 6th annual Celebrity Ice Cup started with Draft Night at White Oaks, where 14 teams fundraised for the top draft pick. Players joined the next day’s tournament at the Gale Centre, playing three games each with their selected NHL alumni.
A few of the NHLers who joined the event this year were Wendel Clark, Paul Coffey, Brandon Prust and Darren McCarty. Over 200 players, 14 NHLers, and countless volunteers helped make this tournament a huge success!
Len MacCulloch passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Linhaven at the age of 84. Beloved husband of the late Ann for 59 years. Loving father of John (Bev) and Bryan (Debbie). Cherished grandpa of Ryan (Krista), Carley (Ben), Lauren and Devan. Great-grandpa of Luca, Remington and Breton. Len is the eldest of seven siblings, Harold (Priscilla), Roy (Jacqueline), Harvey (Doris), Charlotte (the late Donnie) Dixon, Carol (John) Munro and Leona (Mike) Tracey. Len was a long time 40 year employee of TRW. He also was a part time School Bus Driver. Len was a proud member of the Carleton United Church and a longtime resident of Niagara. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors at the GEORGE DARTE FUNERAL HOME, 585 Carlton Street, St. Catharines on Tuesday, March 3rd from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. A Celebration of Len's Life will follow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Memorial donations to Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. On-Line Guest Book - www.georgedartefuneralhome.com
Jan Bertil OHLSSON (1931-2020) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jan Bertil Ohlsson on February 25, 2020, in his 89th year at Hotel Dieu Shaver. Beloved husband of Ingrid for 67 years. Father of Peter (Mary), Stefan (Dini), Jorgen (Sherry) and Catharina (James). Farfar to Taylor, Jannika, Victoria, Jon, Paige, Chelsea and Brianna. Great-farfar to Hunter and Averie. Jan was born on September 7,1931 in Malmo Sweden to Edla and Thor Ohlsson. He spent his youth in Malmo, and like all young men, served in the Army until his early twenties. In 1953 he married Ingrid Winberg and not only started their family but a career in the Swedish Police Service. While in the Police Service, he volunteered to join the United Nations Peacekeeping efforts serving 2 tours of duty in both Cyprus and the Belgian Congo. In 1988, he and all past and present UN Peacekeepers were globally recognized with the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1967, Jan and Ingrid emigrated to Canada, settling in St. Catharines with their four children where Jan was employed by General Motors in their Security Department. In 1994 he retired and spent many wonderful years living in Florida before moving back to St. Catharines to be closer to his family. Jan was a member of the Lions Clubs International, most recently the Merriton Chapter. Jan was a man of honor and service. His proudest accomplishment was his family you will be missed. A special thank you to the staff on 2 West at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital for their compassionate care of our father. Cremation has taken place. Private funeral to follow. Arrangements entrusted to Passfield Mortuary Services. Condolences may be left at www.Passfieldmortuary.ca. A Celebration of Life will be held on March 2, between 2 and 5 p.m. at Fresco's European Grill Ridley Heights Plaza, 4th Avenue Louth, St. Catharines
Mary Magdeline Scott - On February 21, 2020 in her 87th year our mom peacefully passed away at Henley House with her family by her side. Beloved wife of the late Ronald James Scott (2013) of 55 years. A dedicated mother who will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Jackie (Adam) and son Bob (Sharlene). Cherished Gramma of Kyle, Melissa, Emily, Colin (Jess) and Cameron, who always made her smile. Predeceased by her brother George and sisters Nina (George), Ida (Andy), Zena (Jim) and Tillie (Hugh). Mary was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba where she graduated as a Registered Nurse from St. Boniface School of Nursing in 1954. Mary worked as a Registered Nurse at St. Boniface Hospital as well as the St. Catharines General and Hotel Dieu Shaver. She had a great love of animals, and enjoyed watching the squirrels, birds and rabbits in the sunroom of their home with our dad, their two cats and a good cup of tea. Some of her many interests included: tennis, curling and traveling. She was also previously a member of the Gyrette's Club. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be forever missed by her family. The family would like to thank the staff of Henley House for the care and kindness they showed Mary during her time there. Also, a heartfelt thank you to Jo, Elsa and Marissa for all the love and care they provided to our mom. In keeping with Mary's wishes cremation has already taken place. Family and friends may visit at George Darte Funeral Home, 585 Carlton St., St. Catharines, Ontario, on Friday February 28, 2020, from 11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. A private inurnment will take place at Victoria Lawn Cemetery after the visitation. In lieu of flowers Mary's family would appreciate donations to the Lincoln County Humane Society or a charity of your choice.
Rose Hanako YAGI - After a short struggle with cancer, Rose Hanako Yagi (nee Ban) passed away on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital in St. Catharines, ON. She was born on May 28, 1933, in Vancouver, BC. to Hannae and Iwajiro Ban. After WWII internment, the family moved to Farnham, Quebec and raised their eight children. On April 2, 1960, she married Andrew Shuji Yagi and lived in Clarkson, ON. She retired from Diversey Canada Inc. as the president's executive secretary and moved to Burlington, ON, in 1989. She enjoyed spending time with her friends, especially playing bridge, where she achieved her 'Life Masters.' Her life's treasures were her friends and family. She will be greatly missed by her son Kevin and his wife Anne, and by her four granddaughters, Katharine (Nick), Erica (Chris), Leanne (Jordan), Heather (Cole) and great-grandson Félix. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Rose's Life will be held at SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of QEW), BURLINGTON (905-632-3333), on Friday, March 6, 2020 from 4-7 p.m. with tributes being shared at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Rose to a charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated. Online condolences may be made at www.smithsfh.com
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CELEBRITY ICE CUP FUNDRAISING EVENT
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Mary Magdeline Scott - On February 21, 2020 in her 87th year our mom peacefully passed away at Henley House with her family by her side. Beloved wife of the late Ronald James Scott (2013) of 55 years. A dedicated mother who will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Jackie (Adam) and son Bob (Sharlene). Cherished Gramma of Kyle, Melissa, Emily, Colin (Jess) and Cameron, who always made her smile. Predeceased by her brother George and sisters Nina (George), Ida (Andy), Zena (Jim) and Tillie (Hugh). Mary was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba where she graduated as a Registered Nurse from St. Boniface School of Nursing in 1954. Mary worked as a Registered Nurse at St. Boniface Hospital as well as the St. Catharines General and Hotel Dieu Hospital. She had a great love of animals, and enjoyed watching the squirrels, birds and rabbits in the sunroom of their home with our dad, their two cats and a good cup of tea. Some of her many interests included: tennis, curling and traveling. She was also previously a member of the Gyrette's Club. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be forever missed by her family. The family would like to thank the staff of Henley House for the care and kindness they showed Mary during her time there. Also, a heartfelt thank you to Jo, Elsa and Marissa for all the love and care they provided to our mom. In keeping with Mary's wishes cremation has already taken place. Family and friends may visit at George Darte Funeral Home, 585 Carlton St., St. Catharines, Ontario, on Friday February 28, 2020, from 11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. A private inurnment will take place at Victoria Lawn Cemetery after the visitation. In lieu of flowers Mary's family would appreciate donations to the Lincoln County Humane Society or a charity of your choice.
MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
PREVIOUS UPDATES FROM FEB. 24
PINK SHIRT DAY ~ ANTI-BULLYING CAMPAIGN
Bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, and online. CKNW Kids' Fund's Pink Shirt Day aims to raise awareness of these issues, as well as raise funds to support programs that foster children’s healthy self-esteem.
The theme for this year’s Pink Shirt Day is “Lift Each Other Up” which is a simple but powerful message encouraging us to look beyond our differences and celebrate the things that make us unique. When we lift each other up, we see past the things that separate us and see instead the things that unite us as people.
Wear your pink shirt on Wednesday, February 26th and take your kindness to new heights! #WeAreHDS
ASH WEDNESDAY ~ FEBRUARY 26
DONALD NOYES Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on February 20, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Catherine "Kay" (Wincott). Beloved father of Cindy (Pete) Goupil, Rob (Cathy) Noyes, Todd (Julie) Noyes and Tammy (Terry) Baker, grandfather of 5 and great grandfather of 6. He leaves behind his loving dog Dutchess and his many nieces, nephews and cousins. Don is predeceased by son Ty, parents Gordon and Orfa Noyes, sister Mildred (Tom) Burrison, in laws William and Marion Wincott, brothers in law Don and Bud Wincott, sister in law Lois Fabi and niece Luanne Terryberry. Don enjoyed life by playing golf, bowling and being an avid Toronto Maple Leaf fan. His biggest thrill was watching his son and great grandson's horses win stake races. Don worked at the Port Colborne Post Office, Port Colborne News, Hudson Bay Wholesale and was the Founder and Operator of Kay Korner Variety. After retiring, Don's passion began sorting coins at home on his kitchen table for his sons Coins Unlimited business. Arrangements entrusted to the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 179 Clarence Street, Port Colborne. In keeping with Don's request, there will be no funeral service as cremation has taken place. There will be a celebration of Don's life at a later date. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Steve Ludzik Foundation for Parkinsons c/o the Hotel Dieu Shaver. Online condolences available at www.armstrongfuneralhome.ca
ANTONIO ATILLIO PAVAN It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Antonio Pavan on February 20, 2020. Beloved husband of Adelina (nee De Biasi) for 68 years and loving father to Angelo (Laurie Sobie), Frances (Andrew Artinian), Silvia (David Camp), Paola (Donald Williston) and Michael (Linda Sabados). Will be greatly missed by his 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren whom he loved dearly and was most happy when they went to visit their dear nonno. Tony was born in Breda di Piave, Treviso, Italy, the youngest of nine children, and took the big trip across the ocean to Canada in 1950 with literally the 'shirt on his back'. His first stop was Lethbridge, Alberta and after four days and nights of train travel from Halifax, he thought he was going to the ends of the earth. Tony worked on dairy farms owned by his uncles but found the weather too severe and the work not to his liking in that he wanted more opportunity to advance himself. Inquiring where there might be a community of Italians and availability of gainful employment, Tony moved to Niagara in 1951. The next year his sweetheart, Adelina left Breda di Piave and they married soon after her arrival in Niagara. Tony was joined in Niagara by his brothers Luigi, Tullio and his sister Maria (Gheller). Wanting more for his children than he had as a child, Tony was very proud to work seven days a week for many years. Besides his regular full-time employment at the Ontario Paper Mill in Thorold, he also worked at other jobs to provide for his family. He instilled this work ethic in all his children. On retirement at the relatively young age of 59, Tony's hobby and passion were his vegetable garden and backyard vineyard where he could be found working from early spring to late fall, dawn until dusk. He became famous for some of the 'exotic' vegetables he grew, including the yet to be popular radicchio, native to his home city of Treviso. He always planted much more than he needed to generously share with others. Nothing gave Tony more pleasure in his later years than working in his garden, except for the big family get-togethers and especially being with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Nonno will be dearly missed and we will have fond memories of him. Ciao Nonno. The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to all in the Niagara Health System, including staff at Hotel Dieu Shaver who took such great care of Tony. Friends and family will be received at the PEDLAR FUNERAL HOME, 1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill on Monday, February 24th from 6-9 p.m. (Vigil prayers will be said at 8:30 p.m.) and Tuesday, February 25th from 9:30-10:30 a.m. The funeral mass will take place at St. Alexander Catholic Church, 50 Pelham Town Square on Tuesday, February 25th beginning at 11:00 a.m. Entombment will follow at Pleasantview Mausoleum. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Hotel Dieu Shaver Palliative Care. Online Condolences may be shared at www.pedlarfuneralhome.ca
DICK JOHN TEEUWSEN Passed away peacefully, at the General Hospital in St. Catharines, with his family by his side, on Sunday, February 16, 2020. Dick was in his 89th year. Loving husband of Evelyn (Miedema) of 62 years. Beloved father of Rick (Barb), Terry (Sue), Evelyn (Mark) and Diane (Evert). Beloved brother of Johanna (deceased) (Harmen) (deceased), Ann (deceased), Henk (Betty), Chris (deceased) (Jenny), Dini (Henk), Frank (Tina), Ada (John) (deceased), Bill (Audrey), Gerry (Maaika) and his extended family of Miedema in-laws: Sid (deceased) (Nell), Gertie (Charlie) (deceased), Grace (John) (deceased), George (Grace) and Fred (Lorna). Adored Opa of eight Grandchildren: Alaina, Caitlin, Derek, Terrance, Sara (Kristoph), Marcus (Lindsay), Zachary (Stefanie), Jessica (Brian), and nine Great Grandchildren. Dick was born November 30, 1931 in Gendringen, The Netherlands. He was the fourth of ten children. In 1951, he emigrated to Iron Springs Alberta, Canada with his family and a year later settled in St. Catharines, Ontario. Dick partnered with Arie Bakker to form their business, Home Appliance Service. They eventually joined Pirie appliances, where Dick in time, became President and co-owner. Dick was known for his love of hunting, fishing and singing, with his beautiful tenor voice. He was a member of the Ambassador Male Choir for many years. Nieces, nephews, and grandchildren loved to spend time with their Uncle/Opa. Visitation will take place at Trinity Christian Reformed Church, 1230 Old Martindale Rd, St. Catharines on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the church. Private interment for immediate family will take place prior to the service. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Hulse & English Funeral Home & Chapel (905-684-6346). Online condolences may be made at www.hulseandenglish.com
PREVIOUS UPDATES FROM FEB. 14
New HDS Strategic Plan
Approved by our Senior Management Committee, our Board of Trustees and Catholic Health International, here is our new HDS Strategic Plan for 2020-2022:
REMINDER OF FOCUS GROUPS ABOUT REBRANDING HDS
There are still a few more chances for input from Monday, Feb. 24 to Thursday, Feb. 27. Have your say and sign up for one of these final sessions:
Wed, Feb 26 Thurs, Feb 27
Mariannina LANESE Born December 21, 1929 in Limosano, Campobasso, Italy, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the St. Catharines General Hospital, at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Giuseppe Lanese (1994), loving mother of Antoinette Popoli, Nick (Sonia) Lanese, and Joe (Jennifer) Lanese. Nonna will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Maria, Lisa (Onorato), Daniela, Vanessa (and their father Nick Popoli), Marlaina, Andrew, Brandon, Bradley and great-grandson Dante. Predeceased by her parents Giuseppe and Antonietta Durante, by sisters Giovannina (Antonio) D'Ambrosio, Angela (Nicola) Bozza, Rosaria (Giovanni) Donatelli. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews. She enjoyed cooking, baking and gardening. Most of all she cherished the time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandson. Mariannina's family would like to offer their most sincere thanks to the staff at Linhaven for their care, kindness and compassion, as well as the staff at St. Catharines General Hospital. The family will receive family and friends at BOCCHINFUSO FUNERAL HOME, 2 Regent Street, Thorold, Tuesday, February 11th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., with Vigil Prayers recited at 3:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE HOLY ROSARY CHURCH, 21 Queen Street South, Thorold, on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. If desired, memorial donations to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church Building Fund, Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital, or Tender Wishes Foundation Niagara would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences may be left at www.Bocchinfusofh.com
Educator, coach, politician — Bob Muir was a man with many roles in Welland and Niagara.
Muir died last Friday , Feb. 7, after a battle with Parkinson's disease, leaving behind his wife of 52 years, Heather, his children Nancy and Dan, as well as five grandchildren. He was 78. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2013.
Muir moved to Welland from Sarnia in 1965 when he landed a job as a teacher at Welland High and Vocational School, also serving terms as vice-principal and principal, before he left in 1978 to take on a job as principal at Lord Elgin Vocational Institute in Niagara Falls.
After a short tenure there, he returned to Welland High as principal, and then left to serve as Welland Centennial Secondary School principal from 1985 to 1995.
Muir was a Welland city councillor during the mid-'80s to mid-'90s, before he was elected to two terms on regional council. He also served as chair of the Niagara Regional Police services board.
He served on the first Welland Canal advisory committee and was also chair of the local United Way.
Muir was also on the board for Women's Place of South Niagara and played a significant role in the Nova House Women's shelter in Niagara Falls coming to reality.
Ron Lemon met Muir when they became colleagues at Welland High in 1968 after moving from Kingston.
"We became friends and he helped me get acquainted around the Welland area," said Lemon. Both worked closely on the organizing committee for The Tribune basketball tournament, and coached basketball and football teams together. "I don't think in the three or four school systems I was in, I ever met as great of an administrator, teacher, or friend. I've never come across someone else like him."
Muir's wife, also a teacher, said being an educator was a "huge piece of his life." She reflected on Bob's time in the mid-'90s when he ran for the provincial Liberals, coming second to high-profile New Democrat Peter Kormos. "It was the first time Peter was scared," she quipped.
Former students are remembering Muir as someone who was highly respected, because that's what he gave them — respect. A Welland High graduate in 1983, Jamie Lee said Muir always wanted to see students become the best people they could be. "He didn't look down on you. He tried to help everybody," said Lee, a lead organizer of Welland High reunions held in 2009 and 2019. Muir was part of the reunion committee in 2009 and would arrive at meetings wearing his Welland High jacket, Lee said.
While attending the August 2019 occasion at Auberge Richelieu, Muir's fight with Parkinson's was evident — but it didn't stop him from having a great time. "I knew he was battling, but his smile was from ear to ear," said Lee. Ken Leblanc, a Welland High graduate in 1986, said he would bump into Muir casually, and was always amazed that he remembered his name decades later, and would want to chat about life. "It must have been astronomical, the time out of his day if he did this with everybody. I'm sure it wasn't just me," he said.
Muir's family will receive visitors at Pleasantview Funeral Home in Thorold Saturday 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A celebration of his life will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Steve Ludzik Foundation at Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital.
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TEAM HDS ANGELS IN NEED OF PLAYERS
More hockey players still needed for HDS Angels team!
Donations are also appreciated for the cause:
SHOW YOUR HDS SPIRIT!
REBRANDING HOTEL DIEU SHAVER
YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE INPUT
We have an exciting initiative underway. Senior Management Committee and our Board have approved that we move forward with the rebranding of HDS.
Rebranding: What Will it Involve?
Rebranding may involve updating our name, our logo and our ‘market positioning’ in various marketing, communications, fundraising, PR and partner activities. Depending on the outcome, it may involve new signage (interior and exterior), new stationery, new website address/URL, new email addresses, etc.
The more important primary goals are to establish in the minds of stakeholders that:
- HDS is an independent and distinct organization.
- HDS is a hospital.
- HDS is the only rehab hospital in Niagara (regional rehab).
- HDS is not part of Niagara Health (very important for fundraising, branding and PR).
- HDS is a key player in ending hallway healthcare (especially with our capital project, which will add 62-65 rehab beds).
Rebranding will involve feedback from various internal and external stakeholders. As a best practice (and courtesy) we are starting with internal audiences, which includes staff, physicians, patient advisors, volunteers, etc.
Looking forward to your input! Sign up info is below. Let’s strengthen our brand and continue to showcase to the community the great things that happen here. #WeAreHDS
Here's how it will work:
- Each focus group will 12 participants to manage the conversation.
- There will be a survey later in process to hearing from as many as possible.
- Each session will be approximately one (1) hour to ensure equitable input.
- Information from the focus groups will create themes that will be used to help shape questions for future survey(s).
- A few weeks after the focus groups, there will be surveys sent to internal and external stakeholders about further testing of brand concepts and direction.
By clicking on the highlighted times to the right, you will be taken to Eventbrite to register. It's important to register, rather than just showing up, because you will later receive updates about locations and other session info. Currently they are in "save the date" mode.
Thursday, February 13,
11am – 12 noon
Thursday, February 13,
1:30 – 2:30pm
Thursday, February 13,
3 – 4pm
Friday, February 14,
1:30 – 2:30pm
Friday, February 14,
3 – 4 pm
Feb 17 – 21:
GIFT IDEAS AT THE GIFT SHOP
The gift shop is now selling specialty chocolate from AnDea Chocolate, a third-generation chocolatier in Ancaster, Ontario.
Sugar-free options are available as well.
BLESSING OF HANDS - FEB. 10 - AS PART OF WORLD DAY OF THE SICK THE NEXT DAY
HOMEWOOD HEALTH SUPPORT - NOVEL CORONAVIRUS
Message from Homewood Health, our EAP/EFAP provider:
As the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak moves into its second month, and with more than 14,500 confirmed cases worldwide as of February 2, 2020, we know there is concern and anxiety about the spread and potential impact of the virus. At Homewood Health, we are taking steps to reduce the risk of coronavirus impacting our facilities and programs across Canada while we are also prepared to help you, your colleagues, employees and their families address any mental health concerns related to the outbreak.
As a health care provider with inpatient and outpatient facilities, infection control is an important part of how we operate on a day to day basis. Under the leadership of our infection control team, we are enhancing our already stringent policies, practices and surveillance across our entire operation to help keep our patients, clients, employees and partners healthy and safe.
It is important to note that the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) report that there are only four confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV in Canada as of February 2 and PHAC has assessed the public health risk to Canadians and Canadian travelers to countries other than China as low.
The WHO has also observed that the coronavirus outbreak has been accompanied by an “infodemic” – an over-abundance of both accurate and inaccurate information. With that in mind, we recommend staying abreast of new developments in the 2019-nCoV outbreak through trusted online resources including the World Health Organization (www.who.int) and Health Canada (www.canada.ca/en/public-health.html) websites.
As always, Homewood Health is here to support you and your families during this or any other time.
Lynda Louise SCHIER - Our family sadly announces the passing of Lynda on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the Douglas Memorial Hospital. Predeceased by parents, Anne (1991) and Hubert (2011) and brother Allen (2017). Survived by siblings Manny, Joanne Zuba (Don), Beth Pett (Colin), Thomas and niece and nephews Anna, Jake and Eric Pett, James and Patrick Schier. Also survived by aunts and uncles- Helen and Bryan Flanagan, Joan Weber, Rita Healy, Mary Gillen. Clan of cousins- Healy, Flanagan, Weber, Gillen, Schier, Reddon. Lynda had a lifelong passion for photography. She loved Halloween; her parties and decorations created many memories. Mostly, she loved spending time with her niece and nephews. Services entrusted to Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave. Fort Erie. Cremation has taken place, a Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 1 p.m. in the Benner Funeral Home Chapel. A Reception Gathering to follow at Benner Funeral Services. If desired, donations to Hotel Dieu Shaver Foundation in St. Catharines would be appreciated by the family.
Mary Anna STEVENS (Retired from Beaver Foods after 25 years of Service at the Thorold Secondary School Cafeteria) - On Saturday, January 25, 2020, we lost our precious mother at the Greater Niagara General Hospital. Mary (McGarrity) formerly of Thorold in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Gord Stevens for 66 years. Dear mom to Marlene Stevens, Donna Saunders (Jeff Chuck) and Billie (Bill McNamara). Loving Nana of Tim, Kelly (Carole), David (Helen), Darryl (Karen) and great-Nana to 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Sister of Margaret (the late Peter Ambroziak) and the late Ernest McGarrity, Charlie McGarrity, Evelyn Clahane and Gerald McGarrity. Aunt Mary will also be missed by several nieces and nephews. Many thanks to the staff at Lundy Manor for their care and compassion. Friends will be received at the BOCCHINFUSO FUNERAL HOME, 2 Regent St., Thorold, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Thursday and 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Friday. A Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home in the Lamb Chapel on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Interment at Lakeview Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to Hotel Dieu Shaver Foundation or to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences may be left at www.bocchinfusofh.com
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OUR GENEROUS DONOR STEVE LUDZIK CONTINUES TO GIVE BACK
Fighting end-stage liver disease, our generous donor Steve Ludzik continues to give back.
After being diagnosed with stage-four liver disease, former Chicago Blackhawks forward Steve Ludzik waits for a life-saving liver transplant, and continues to give back.
Full Video: https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/fighting-end-stage-liver-disease-steve-ludzik-continues-give-back/
HOCKEY PLAYERS: TEAM HDS ANGELS IS LOOKING FOR PLAYERS
SHOW YOUR HDS SPIRIT!
GIFT SHOP PROMOTIONS
AND NEW ARRIVALS!
AUXILIARY VOLUNTEER, NORRIS,
CELEBRATES 90th BIRTHDAY!
THE MANY FACES OF ANXIETY
Homewood Health EFAP is pleased to release the February 2020 edition of Life Lines newsletter, “The Many Faces of Anxiety."
Read the issue here and share it with anyone you think it may help: LIFELINESFebruary2020.pdf
Roger Steven Felesko passed away on Thursday January 16th, 2020 at the age of 80, following a 10 year journey with Parkinson's Disease and Lewy Body Dementia. Roger is survived by his wife Emily (Twaddle), his children Karen (Steve Davies), Randy, and Kathryn (Wayne Cormier), as well as his three grandchildren Jesse and Alexandra Felesko and Matthew Cormier. Also surviving Roger are his cousin David Zurawel and his family, his sister-in-law Jeanne (Hal Porter), his first wife Shirley (Joe Stanko), as well as family in Colorado. Roger retired as an Elementary School Principal with the Lincoln County Catholic School Board after 35 years in the teaching profession. He was also a Past President and Life Member of the St. Catharines Jr. B Falcons Hockey Club and a Past President of the St. Catharines Winter Club. Roger enjoyed yearly fishing trips up North with his buddies, annual baseball trips with the boys, a weekly night out at the movies with the guys, golf with George, Friday night fish fry with friends, September in Surfside Beach, and a good single malt Scotch. The family would like to express their thanks to Roger's PSWs for their care and kindness over the past 4 years. Visitation will take place at the GEORGE DARTE FUNERAL HOME, 585 Carlton St., St. Catharines on Wednesday January 22 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. A Celebration of Roger's Life will be held on Thursday, January 23 at 10 am in the funeral home chapel. A private inurnment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Steve Ludzik Parkinson's Foundation in care of Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital would be appreciated by the family.
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RETIREMENT TEA FOR MARION BOYKO - JAN. 30
Past recipients of the SPIRIT Award, along with Sister Louise, members of Finance and senior team ceremoniously joined Nancy Gannon, as her SPIRIT award plaque was placed in the walkway.
WILD GAME DINNER - FEBRUARY 7
Tickets are available in the Foundation office.
Last year, they graciously donated $5,700 to Hotel Dieu Shaver Foundation, used to purchase hospital equipment.
GIFT SHOP SALE
BLOW OUT SALE ON NOW
HDS SPIRIT FOR STEVE LUDZIK EVENT
Wearing NHL jerseys and Don't Ever Quit t-shirts along with hockey sticks and thank you signs, it was an excellent showing of HDS SPIRIT on Friday, January 10th as we welcomed Steve & Mary Ann Ludzik, their family and members of The Steve Ludzik Foundation (SLF) for the annual SLF cheque presentation. The SLF presented HDS Foundation with their largest gift to date: $120,000! These funds support The Steve Ludzik Centre for Parkinsons Rehab at HDS. We couldn't do it without them.
HDS and the HDS Foundation deeply thank all staff and physicians who joined to welcome Steve and wish him well. The support from HDS was overwhelming and HDS Foundation, along with Steve and his family, are so thankful for the support shown by everyone. Thank you for making this a special visit for Steve and his family! #WeAreHDS
For full-size photos, go to our Facebook page: HDS Facebook_Steve Ludzik donation
William Muir,retired Captain of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, 128 Squadron, Thorold, passed away peacefully at Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the age of 92. He is now reunited with his beloved wife Mary (1991). Loving father to three sons Mark, Peter (Meryl) and Paul (Edwina). Caring grandfather to Sarah (Misel) and great-grandfather to Luka and Nikola. He is survived by his brother Gary (Eileen) Muir and his sister Heather (Bill) Greenfield. The family will receive friends at MORSE & SON FUNERAL HOME, 5917 Main St., on Sunday, January 12th from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service to celebrate the life of William will be held at Drummond Hill Presbyterian Church, 6136 Lundy's Lane on Monday January 13, 2020 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Stamford Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at www.morseandson.com
William Barry Dunbar, born in Markdale Ontario on February 14, 1934, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 4, 2020 in St. Catharines Ontario. Barry's strong commitment to his faith led him to a career of service with the United Church of Canada and to Ann, his wife and partner of 62 years. Barry served as minister for congregations across Ontario, touching many people throughout the years. Son of Merrill and Reta Dunbar, husband of Ann (nee Hathway) Dunbar, brother of Judith Ann (nee Dunbar) Diener and John Roderick Dunbar (deceased). Loving father to daughter Lynn Pennington Dunbar-Spence and husband David, son David William Dunbar and wife Tamara and son James Barry Dunbar and wife Erin. Loving grandfather to Shelby (William) Hyland, Carly, David, Adam, Kate and great grandfather to Isaac. Arrangements entrusted to PASSFIELD MORTUARY SERVICES (905) 682 0474. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 11th at 2 p.m. at First Grantham United Church (415 Linwell Road, St. Catharines, L2M 2P3). In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to be made in Barry's name to First Grantham United Church or Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital. Online condolences may be made at www.passfieldmortuary.ca
Julie (Neuner) Helstab The kindest, most loving person, completely devoted to her family, she passed away peacefully surrounded by her adoring family at the Welland Hospital on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at the age of 90 years. Beloved wife and soul mate of 68 years to Edmond. Dear and loving mother of Susan, Edmond (Colleen), Judy George (David) and Nancy (Jean). Cherished Nagymama of Genevieve, Joseph, Lauren, Justine and Morgan, Tricia, Kimmy and Shelly. Predeceased by mother Julianna Neuner, father Frank Neuner and sister Clara Hokhold. Our hearts are broken but our guardian angel will always be with us. Julia was born in Szekszard, Hungary and came to Canada as a refugee with her parents and sister in 1950. She met Edmond, the love of her life, also a refugee from Hungary in Delhi, Ontario in the same year. They were married on January 5, 1952 and raised their loving family together. Not only a life partner to Edmond, Julia was also his business partner in East Main Motors, the Volkswagen dealership and Bowl-O-Rama Lanes in Welland. She was an extraordinary baker, enjoyed classical music, opera and ballet, family time at the cottage and travel, but most of all, she loved cooking for and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Family and friends will be received at the PEDLAR FUNERAL HOME, 1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill on Sunday, January 5th from 2-4pm and 7-9pm, with Vigil Prayers being said at 7:30pm. The Funeral Mass will take place at St. Alexander's Catholic Church, 50 Pelham Town Square, Fonthill on Monday, January 6th beginning at 10:30am. Rite of Committal will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 50 Woodlawn Road, Welland. Reception to follow at the Hungarian Hall on 361 Hellems Avenue, Welland. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Saint Anthony of Padua Mission Aid, Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) Canada or Hotel Dieu Shaver Foundation. Online condolences may be shared at www.pedlarfuneralhome.ca
Donald Allan Digweed passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at St. Catharines General Hospital on Saturday, January 4, 2020 in his 74th year. Loving husband and best friend for 51 years of Ina (nee Ellmen). Dear father of Brad (Andrea), Penny Digweed, and Melanie (Joel) Sandwith. Devoted grandpa of Liam, Brock, Maddy, Luke, and Ava. Survived by siblings Tom (Pat), James, Cathy Jones, and Bob (Rhonda). Also remembered by nieces and nephews, and specials friends whom we consider family. Predeceased by parents William and Olive Digweed, and siblings Susan, Brian, and Donna. Don was born in St. Catharines, and he was a lifelong resident. He met Ina through mutual friends and they married in 1968. Family was very dear to Don. He worked and enjoyed his job as a Steamfitter at Ontario Paper for close to 40 years. After retirement, he took a part-time job at Canadian Tire. He will be missed by many family and friends. Special thanks for care and concern from the doctors and staff in the ICU at the St. Catharines General Hospital, and the staff at the United Mennonite Home. Thanks, also to those who helped Don during the difficult days of his stroke at the Niagara Falls and Hotel Dieu Shaver hospitals. Friends will be received for visitation at BUTLER FUNERAL HOME, 424 Niagara Street, St. Catharines on Tuesday, January 7 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. A service will take place in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 11 a.m. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the United Mennonite Home would be sincerely appreciated. Online condolences at www.butlerniagara.ca
Beulah Eileen Chassie peacefully passed, at Hotel Dieu Shaver, on Saturday, December 28, 2019. Beloved wife of Cyril. Loving mom of Sandra and her husband Jim Kenney, Nancy and her husband Pierre Racine and Susan and her husband Guido Boin. Proud Ma of Noah and Christopher Boin, and Nathalie and Dominic Racine. Dear sister of Lorna of Alberta, Kathy and Colleen both of California. She was predeceased by her parents, Vera and Lorne, and her brothers Lornie and Kim. Beulah enjoyed cooking, baking and gardening winning a Trillium Award for her garden in 2015. In honouring Beulah's wishes, a private family service has taken place. Memorial donations to Hotel Dieu Shaver Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Considerate Cremation & Burial Services, 52 Scott Street West, St. Catharines (between Ontario Street and South Service Road), 289-362-1144. Online condolences may be made at CCBSCares.ca
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HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR
Thanks for your dedication
and hard work throughout 2019.
All the best as you prepare
to celebrate 2020!
SIGN UP FOR "THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS"
Brought to you by your HDS Work Wellness Comittee
Presented by Dr. Marybeth Fortune, PhD, facilitator for Homewood Health
Date: Thursday, Jan 16, 2020
Time: 12 - 1 p.m.
Where: Cahill A/B
Description: Scientific studies have shown that 50% of our individual differences in happiness are determined by our genes, 10% by our life circumstances, and 40% by our intentional activities. This one-hour session will introduce participants to some of the research-based “happy habits” they can adopt to increase their levels of happiness and well-being. Further details: EAPSession-ScienceofHappiness-Poster.pdf
Limited availability so please e-mail/call Dennis Sawyer at ext. 85266 or Kris Lidstone at ext. 84211 to reserve your spot!