Passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness, at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Thursday January 29, 2015 in his 77th year.
Beloved husband of Doris for 52 years. Loving father of Jo-Ann (Kevin), Carlene (Steve), Debbie (Steve) and Heather. Cherished grandpa and papa of Daryl, Danny, Sarah, David, Brian, Jeffery, Dylan, Michael, Stephen, Samantha, Brooke and 3 great grandchildren Landon, Kaleb and Paisley.
Survived by his sisters Eileen, Shirley, Doreen and brothers Ron, Keith and Lawrence.
Beloved brother in law of Glenn and Gerald Archer and Linda Clark.
Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa on Saturday January 31st from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.
Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Sunday February 1st at 1pm. Cremation to follow.
Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Passed away at Sunnybrook Hospital after a brave fight with brain cancer on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at age 62.
Wayne will be missed in uncountable ways by his wife Sharron, daughter Cara, son-in-law Darryl, brother Allan, sister-in-law Darlene, nieces and nephews Alex, Meaghan, Michael and Tara, his dog Larry as well as his grandbaby Mavis (to whom he will always be "Grand-Waynie").
A special thanks to Wayne's neighbours who were so gracious with their time and help in the last year, especially Vern and Michelle. Wayne had rediscovered his love of cycling in the last few years, was passionate about F1 racing and spent much of his free time learning about aviation and World War II, but his greatest joy in life was spending time with his friends, his colleagues and his family. He was a great story teller and a loyal friend.
Join his family for wine and hors d'oeuvres at the Shrimp Cocktail, 843 King Street West, Oshawa on Sunday, February 8, 2015 from 12-3 pm. Bring your stories and memories of Wayne.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Dr. Perry at Sunnybrook Hospital for his ongoing research regarding glioblastoma would be appreciated.
After 82 years of adventure, Dr. Milan Hamza passed away peacefully on January 25, 2015.
He leaves behind his loving wife Julie, children Brigitte and Tom, and their families including son-in-law Brian, daughter-in-law Sarah, and grandchildren Natalie, Spencer, Lindsay, Sabrina, Grace & Sophie.
Born in Brno, Czech Republic in 1932, he spent his formative years in Czechoslovakia under the Nazis and later the Communists.
In this difficult environment, and with the support of his mother, he attended medical school where he met and married Julie, and became an obstetrician/gynecologist starting a medical career that would take him across 4 continents. When Czechoslovakia was invaded in 1968, he packed his bags and fled to Switzerland with his wife and young daughter. They eventually immigrated to Canada.
Arriving first in Winnipeg in 1970, and then settling in Toronto, Milan rushed to adopt his new homeland; he had a son, bought a cottage, and started a passionate affair with the Canadian outdoors. He began hunting and fishing, and continued his love of sports – with the most heartfelt cheers reserved for Canada’s win against the USSR in1972.
He spent the bulk of his career at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, and he shared the miracle of birth with over 6,000 families seeing their babies take their first breaths. He finished his career practising in Canada’s North, the Caribbean, and the South Pacific.
A voracious reader, baseball fan, fervent lover of pastries and connoisseur of cheese, his charm and wit will be missed by all. All, except the schools of small-mouth bass in Georgian Bay that he terrorized for decades.
He was a gregarious yet private man, and those that knew him were fortunate to experience his humour and joie-de-vivre. He gave those closest to him the inspiration to look beyond the immediate and to constantly explore new horizons.
In lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully accepted to the Sanfilippo Children’s Research Foundation, in honour of his grand-daughter Sophie.
Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at The Village of Taunton Mills in Whitby on Sunday January 25,2015 at the age of 88.
Beloved husband of the late Bertha Fay (nee Young).
Much loved father of Joanne Dymond and her husband James, Lois Child and her husband Richard, all of Whitby. Loved grandfather of Cassandra Dymond. Will be greatly missed by his brother James Linedss and his wife Nancy of Bowmanville.
Douglas and Fay will be fondly remembered by their many friends in Woodstock and London where they lived, worked and were active members of their church and community.
Douglas will be remembered as a true gentleman in Whitby by the friends he made while caring for Fay during her months at Taunton Mills LTC. Those friendship continued when he moved into Taunton Mills retirement residence in 2008 and finally into their LTC facility in 2014.
Doug was a proud contributing member of the CGA and a Governor of CGA Ontario 1975-1984. He was honoured as a Fellow of the CGA Association of Canada in 1998.
Doug and Fay met through the United Church of Canada. They were very dedicated members of Dundas United Church in Woodstock, then Trinity United Church in London for fifty years. Douglas gave to his community in many ways. Having a rare blood group he donated unstintingly, regularly and on demand, to the Red Cross. He was active with Goodwill Industries and after retirement from Revenue Canada he was a volunteer personal tax preparer.
Heartfelt thanks and gratitude from the family to the staff and management of The Village of Taunton Mills for the loving care he received for many years.
A service to celebrate his life will be held Sunday February 15 at 1 pm at The Village of Taunton Mills Retirement Residence, 3800 Brock St. N. in Whitby.
Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.
Peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving family at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Tuesday January 27, 2015 in her 83rd year.
Beloved wife of the late Bruce Battams for 57 years.
Loving mother of Judy & Rick Connelly; Kevin & Bonnie; and Brian & Karen.
Dear grandmother of Jeffrey, Jessica, Cody, Ashley, Stacy, Earl and great-grandmother of Ethan, Evan and Hayden. Dear sister of Murray (the late Eleanor) Larmer and the late Wally Larmer. Survived by her sister-in-law, Joan Larmer.
Sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews and friends.
Peacefully at Moll Berczy Haus on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 in her 87th year.
Alice, beloved wife of the late Reinhold.
Devoted mother of Helga Bellmore and Karen (John Maguire). Cherished Oma of Nelson. Sister of Brigitte, Helga and the late Leokadia.
She will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received at MOUNT LAWN FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY 21 Garrard Rd. Whitby (N of Hwy #2) 905 443-3376 on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 12 Noon until the time of the Service in our chapel at 2:30 pm.
Peacefully passed away at Glenhill Strathaven Lifecare Centre on Monday January 26, 2015.
Loving wife of the late George Richard Roberts.
Dear step-mother of LouAnn Birkett (Wayne), Randy, Debbie Thompson (the late Jack), Donald (Kathy), Darrin and step-grandmother of Stephanie, Kim, Richard, Tammy, Josh, Ryan, Katie, Theresa and the late Randy.
Sister-in-law of Carol (the late Ernie) Roberts.
At Jackie’s request, A Private Family Service will be held.
Interment Bowmanville Cemetery. Cremation.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Northcutt Elliott Funeral Home, 53 Division Street Bowmanville.
Passed away suddenly at his home in Lindsay on Thursday, January 22, 2015.
Loving husband of Vicki French, father and best friend of Debra (Brooks) and father-in-law of Greg.
Proud grandfather of Brittany. Loving uncle of Tom, Eunice, Judy, Dave and Robbie. Great-uncle of Devon and Marnie. Brother-in-law of Marg Brooks and Sadie & Bob Murphy.
Born in Toronto, John grew up on Sammon Ave. and attended Danforth Tech. He went on to Parsons School for Design in New York City. In the 60's and 70's, he and Marilyn Brooks owned and operated "The Unicorn" boutique shops. He was also a longtime employee of "The Copy Shop" on Bay St.
John enjoyed life, his many friends and his family. He loved the finer things in life - art, wine, fine food, furniture, and his pillow-laden King-sized bed!
In keeping with John's wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will be held in the summer on his beloved Lake Scugog, where he had a lifetime of happy memories.
If desired, memorial donations to the Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes would be appreciated and may be arranged through the STODDART FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 24 Mill Street, Lindsay K9V 2L1 (705) 324-3205.
(Retired 34 years Oshawa Fire Dept. and Former Owner/Founder of S.S. Swim Pools Limited)
Peacefully passed at Lakeridge Health – Bowmanville on Sunday, January 25th, 2015 at the age of 87.
Beloved husband of the late Lois (nee Blow).
Dear father of Randy Sorochan, Cheryl Barlow (Jim) and Jamie Sorochan (Pam). Cherished grandfather of Tammy (Paul), Angie (Trent), Jason (Maggie), Jennifer (Shelby), Jessica and Jacqueline. John will be lovingly remembered by his great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Predeceased by his brother George Sorochan, sister Ona Zambonelli and sister-in-law June Keenan.
Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Thursday, January 29th from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m.
Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, January 30th at 2:30 p.m.
Memorial donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Canada would be greatly appreciated.
Peacefully, at her residence, on Sunday, January 25th, 2015, Joan Ann Hrycanuk, in her 77th year.
Beloved wife of the late Danny Tureski.
Dear mother of Randy and his wife Lina of Whitby and Jeff and his wife Lisa of Belleville. Loving grandmother (Bobbi) of Krista and her husband Daniel Barker, and Michael. Dear sister of Ed Hyer and his wife Stella, Stella Jozkoski, Josephine Hrycanuk, Carol Cosman and her husband Nick, and Johnny Hrycanuk and his wife Maryanne.
Lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews.
Visitation to be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Thursday, January 29th from 6 – 9 p.m.
Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, January 30th at 11:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Arthritis Society would be appreciated.
(Japanese POW Survivor, Music teacher at Wilson and Lee, Retired employee of Durham Region Unemployment Insurance Office, Dedicated art teacher, Honoured with the Governor General’s Volunteer Award for her dedication as a library volunteer for the Durham Catholic Separate School Board, Graduated from Trent University with her BA at the age of 82)
After a long, fulfilling life, on Saturday January 24th, 2015 at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa, in her 94th year.
Beloved wife of Pieter for 66 years.
Loving mother of Wilhelmina “Willie” and her husband John Kellam, Stella Kranz, and Peter and his wife Sharon van der Duim. Cherished Oma to her grandchildren: Jason and his wife Fiorella Kellam, Shawn and his wife Kristen Kellam, Jeffrey and his wife Kim Kellam, Reese Kranz, Michael van der Duim, Andrew and his wife Tammie van der Duim, Nick and his partner Ashley Hensman, Emily van der Duim, and also Oma to her great grandchildren: Mackenzie, Jordis, Skylar, Harper and Rylie.
Dear sister of Zwaantje Thomsit, and the late Estella VanDyk, Adrianus Rink and Anna Schoemaker. Will be lovingly remembered by sister in law Anne Rink, all her extended family in Holland and the Rink, Hodgkinson, Cole, LeBreton and Marshall Families.
Will also be sadly missed by her four legged friends: Honey, Kitap, Daisy and Duke.
Peacefully at Rouge Valley Health Ajax on Sunday, January 25, 2015 in his 91st year.
Norm was the beloved husband of the late Shirlee, and the cherished father of Janice Murphy, Christine Vetere, Tony Vetere and his wife RoseMary, and Anne-Marie and her husband Jose Rodrigues.
Loving and devoted grandfather of Tracy, Kevin and his wife Tarren, John, Robert, Michael, Lucas, Martin, Olivia and Trevor and great-grandfather of Ava Rose. Dear brother of Frank and Stan. Norm will be lovingly remembered by the rest of his family and friends.
A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church, 21 Bayly St. East, Ajax (at Harwood Ave.) on Thursday, January 29th at 10.30 am.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to a CHARITY of your choice would be appreciated.
Mildred (Adamson) Vyse formerly of Beaverton was the beloved wife of the late Merlyn N. Vyse.
Loved mother of David of Beaverton and Marlene (Bill) Steele of Oshawa. Dear grandmother of Matthew (Jenn), Michael, Michelle (Ed), David (Samantha) and Billy. Survived by great-grandchildren Savannah, Hanna and Izabella. Predeceased by her brother Douglas Adamson and sisters Phyllis MacEachern. Betty Yaeger and Gwen Hill.
Service will be held in Beaverton, on Thursday, January 29th.
If so desired memorial donations, in memory of Mildred to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Entered into rest peacefully with family by her side at Lakeridge Health Services in Port Perry on Saturday, January 24, 2015.
Susan Yvonne Ferguson (nee Wellman) in her 61st year, was the beloved wife and best friend of John David Ferguson. Loving mother of Melissa Bradford, Nicole Ferguson ( Karen Gold), Shelagh McKee and the late John Matthew Ferguson (2013). Dear sister of Sheryl (Ron) Ferguson and Paul (Lisa) Wellman.
Dearly remembered by her extended Wellman and Ferguson families.
Friends are invited to attend a 'Celebration of Susan's Life' on Saturday, February 7th, 2015 at the Cannington Legion Hall, 72 Peace St. in Cannington, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Dress is caual and please bring memories of Susan to share with the Ferguson family.
As a remembrance, donations to the Brock Food Bank or your local Food Bank, would be gratefully appreciated.
(Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #419 Port Perry)
Peacefully, after a lengthy illness, on Saturday, January 24, 2015, at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay at age 75.
John Lewis of Little Britain, beloved husband of Lisette Gagnon.
Loved father of Eddie Lewis and stepfather of Michael Gagnon and his wife Eileen of Beaverton. Loving grandfather of Star and her husband Ross, and Crystal and great grandfather of Allison, Annabelle, and Ross. Dear brother of Eileen Gallant of London.
Service will be held in Port Perry, on on Friday, January 30th.
If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society.
It is with heart felt sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Leonard at the Lakeview Manor in Beaverton on January 24, 2015 at the age of 69.
Beloved husband of 48 years to Pauline, dear father to Jeff (Heather) of Severn Bridge, Brad (Debbie) of Barrie, Lori of Kirkfield; and Lenny (Gina) of Brampton. Loving grandfather to Tyler, Joshua, Ethan Wyatt (EW), Nicky, Tyler, Ryan, Shala, Bryanne, Joshua, Justin, Kyle, Lucas and Leonard Joseph (LJ). He is survived by his brothers and sisters Louie, Johnny, Lillian, Joan, Lionel, Cathy, Hector, Albert and Jeannie. He is also remembered by his nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Service will be held on Saturday January 31st at Fair Havens Community Church 2355 Highway 48, Beaverton, ON from 12-1pm with celebration of life to follow at 1pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Arthritis Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Special thanks to Gord and Marilyn Hiscox who were there to support the family with prayer during his final hours and to the staff and residence at Lakeview Manor.
Leonard touched many lives and will be greatly missed.
Suddenly on January 24, 2015 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa at the age of 49.
Devoted wife of Paul.
Beloved mother of Deena and Nicole.
Loving daughter of Harris and Isha.
Cherished sister of Wazir, Shereef, Fareed and Wendy. Adored daughter-in-law of Edward Sr. and Perline. Dear sister-in-law of Everton (Cynthia), Edward Jr. (Marie), Andrew (Heather), Paula, and Rohan (Lisa).
Fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and friends. Will be sadly missed by her friends and co-workers at Lakeridge Health Oshawa and the Durham Regional Police.
Memorial visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Tuesday, January 27th from 7 – 9 p.m. and on Wednesday, January 28th from 10:00 a.m. until time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.