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These stories about the people making positive impacts in our community are made possible through the continued support of Bocchinfuso Funeral Home Inc as part of our Community Leaders Program.


Three Acts of Kindness Every Day

Three Acts of Kindness Every Day

Thorold senior spends her entire life repaying kindnesses shown to her as a child
Making Thorold Beautiful

Making Thorold Beautiful

Long after her retirement as a career educator, Barbara Berry continued in her role as teacher, sharing her passion for plants and the wonders of nature with local children.
Volunteer's energy knows no bounds

Volunteer's energy knows no bounds

Somehow, Judy Riley finds time to juggle multiple church and charity fundraisers, as well as sew and sell her creations at local outdoor markets.
Mom of four champions “Front-yard living”

Mom of four champions “Front-yard living”

Karen Schilstra has created a community where Thoroldites feel connected, cared for; safer
Miller instrumental behind Beaverdams Church revival

Miller instrumental behind Beaverdams Church revival

2nd Annual Online Yard Sale kicks off today
Passing of Thorold's “Godfather of the Blues” marks end of an era

Passing of Thorold's “Godfather of the Blues” marks end of an era

Decades of volunteer music presentations in Thorold have come to an end.
“Overjoyed” to give back

“Overjoyed” to give back

Thorold volunteer a “relentless advocate” for survivors of violence, exploitation and sex trafficking
Mahler champions mental health

Mahler champions mental health

Within nine days, Matt Mahler lost his close friend to suicide and his Dad in a car accident.
Thorold volunteer provides many happy returns

Thorold volunteer provides many happy returns

Once again this year, Elaine D’Amico is foregoing her fee to prepare tax returns for people with a modest income.
Thorold Lions Club opens annual online lottery to support charitable causes

Thorold Lions Club opens annual online lottery to support charitable causes

20-ticket can transform into $350 worth of groceries