Entered into rest on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Lindsay.
Gerald was born March 30th, 1942 in Minden, Ontario. Later seeking employment, Gerald moved to the Lindsay area, where he remained until his passing. Gerald was a retired GM employee. He enjoyed his retirement travelling, camping, gardening and reading.
With his passing he leaves to mourn his friend and companion Joan. Sons William Jr. [Sherri] of Temple Texas, Duane [Cathy] of Oshawa, and Derek of Ottawa. Two Grandsons Ryan and Tyler of Temple Texas. Siblings Grenville [Doreen] of Peterborough, Audrey [Harvey] of Dorset, Murray of Little Smokey AB, and Marilyn [Lawrence] of Minden.
Predeceased by his parents Clayton and Irene [Cowen] and sisters Clara and Phyllis.
Arrangements out of Millbrook. Gerald requested no service prior to his cremation.
Anyone wishing to make donations in Gerald’s memory could do so to the ALS Society of Canada, Parkinson’s Society of Canada, or the Alzheimer Society of Kawartha Lakes.
Peacefully at his residence, surrounded by his family on October 16, 2014 at the age of 79.
Predeceased by his wife Marjorie of 44 years.
Loving father of John (Jean), Timothy (Amanda), Deborah, Norman (Erin) and Daniel (Sarah). Loving grandfather to Jordan, Amber, Angela (Maggie), Jade (George), Tristan, Dawson, Brennan, Hannah, Meghan, Noah, Justine, Dylan, Matthew, Sheldon, Benjamin, Lydia and Luke and great grandpa to Payton.
Roland will be sadly missed by his extended family and many friends and neighbours.
Visitation will be held at the OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Tuesday, October 21st from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m.
Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, October 22nd at 1:00 p.m.
Memorial donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at the age of 34 years.
Shane, adoring father of Kayla.
Will be dearly missed by his mother Sherry (Rick) Mitchell and his father William Rodgers. Dear brother of Gord (Jeannine), Jason (Beth) and Anthony (Krista).
Loving grandson of Gord and Twyla Guse and Jean McConnell.
Predeceased by grandfather James Rodgers.
Will be sadly missed by many step-siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Family and friends will be received at MOUNT LAWN FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY (N of Hwy #2) 905 443-3376 for visitation on Wednesday, October 22nd from 1 p.m. until time of funeral service in our chapel at 3:00 p.m. Cremation.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Peacefully at Southlake Regional Hospital, Newmarket on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in her 89th year.
Beloved wife of the late Bryan.
Loving mother of David (Joanne) and Lisa Egle (Erik).
Proud Nana of Chantale (Joe), Daniel (Samm), Erik Jr., Kaylee and Keira. Great-grandmother of Caeden and Charlotte. Survived by her sister Margaret and by her brother William.
Visitation will be held at the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Old Kingston Rd., Ajax (905-428-8488) on Monday, October 20 from 10:00 - 11:00 with a Celebration of Mary's life to follow in the Chapel of the Funeral Home at 11:00 am.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
At Lakeridge Health in Oshawa on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Anne, in her 59th year.
Beloved wife of David Meikle of Oshawa. Loving mother of Kevin (Christina) of Oshawa, Brian (Christa) of Cavan and Christopher of Oshawa. Dear grandmother of Dylan, Sidney and Nicholas.
Loved daughter of Bill Davison of Uxbridge and Joyce Davison of Unionville. Sister of Will Davison, Jane Manikas and John Davison.
Relatives and friends will be received at Evangel Pentecostal Church, 374 Farewell St. (south of Olive Ave.), Oshawa on Friday from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. and on Saturday, October 18th from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Interment Thornton Cemetery, Oshawa.
Donations in memory of Anne to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at 76 years of age.
Beloved wife of Bill Richardson Jr. for 54 years. Cherished mother of Kim and her husband Michael Kelly, Karen and her husband Tobin Elliott, and Chris Richardson. Loving and devoted Gramma of Meghan (Stephen), Emily, Laura, Rebecca, Madison and Hunter.
Dear sister of Ron and Joanne Bunker. She will be fondly remembered by Bill’s family; Brian, Boyd and Brent, their spouses and her many nieces, nephews and friends.
Many thanks to the doctors and nurses at Lakeridge Health ICU Station 1 for their care and compassion.
Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Thursday, October 23rd from 10:00 a.m. until time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m.
Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
It is with heavy hearts we announce that Nobby passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 in his 89th year surrounded with the love of his family.
Married to Theresa (nee Lombardo) for the past 55 years. Loving father of Linda (Will) Drope, Norbie (Lucy), Carol (Mark) Elsley, and Rick (Kelly). Grandfather of Nicole, Adam, Laura, Lexi, Taylor and Olivia.
Predeceased by his parents Adolph and Julia Wirkowski and his sister Lorraine Paciorek, of Chicago, Illinois.
Anyone born before the Second World War knows that Toronto has lost a sporting hero from the days when the CFL and NFL were at par and Varsity Stadium was jammed to the rafters with gents in Raccoon coats. Those born after, who were lucky enough to know him and fall under that steely blue-eyed gaze, knew they were in the presence of a special man.
Growing up in Chicago, he learned sports at Crane High School, where he was the only triple letter athlete since Bears owner George Halas accomplished the feat 40 years before. Nobby received countless scholarship offers in Basketball, Baseball and Football, finally deciding on Football at the University of Miami, Ohio, the “Cradle of Coache." There he played for Woody Hayes and played with the likes of Bo Schembeckler and Ara Parseghian. Nobby enjoyed relating how Sid Gillman pulled him up off the freshman team and made him demonstrate the “Arm." He was especially proud of the two Bowl Games he won and the 18 of 21 passes he completed in his senior finale.
True to his character he proudly served in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific, but rarely spoke about it, except for the sea sickness he endured on the long journey overseas.
It was his early experiences in sport that forged the life he would lead in Canada as player and coach with the Argos, and as the quarterback of Hamilton and Calgary. Of course, his last minute touchdown pass to Zeke O’Connor in the mud and fog at Varsity to secure the 1952 Grey Cup for the Argos, is the stuff of legends.
While a professional, Nobby also coached and taught at De La Salle High School paving the way for his career at York University where he started the football program and retired as Athletic Director. Throughout his life, he touched the lives of many young people building upon their unique personal strengths while emphasizing the team.
Though a talented public speaker and story teller, Nobby was a man of few words, but a keen observer of people and their nature. He shook his head at the excessive celebration so prevalent in professional sport today, preferring to let excellence on the field do the talking. “Play your game” he would say, knowing that your confidence would be enough to beat a more talented opponent. He loved a winner, but knew there was more to learn from a tough loss that was hard fought.
Truly, he dedicated his life to his family - wife Theresa and four children all blessed with his athletic genes and strong character. So proud of each of them, and so welcoming to their spouses, he truly beamed when his grandchildren were playing around him and Maggie, J.J. and Molly ("granddogs") were begging for yet another treat.
Visitation will be held at Glen Oaks funeral home, Oakville on Sunday, October 19th from 1 - 4 pm and from 6 - 9 pm.
Funeral Mass will be conducted at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 2473 Thorn Lodge Drive, Mississauga on Monday, October 20th at 10:30 a.m.
If desired, please consider a donation in his memory to the Oakville Hospital Foundation or to the Nobby Wirkowski Football Award at York University, www.ForNobby.ca..
Suddenly on October 14, 2014 at Providence Manor, Kingston in his 64th year.
Predeceased by his parents Charles and Kathleen (neé Pratt) Cook.
Robert came to his Community Living Kingston family in June 1999. Robert quickly renewed old acquaintances and over time developed new, caring, devoted relationships.
He will be missed terribly by his friends Kathy, Bryan, Mary, Deb and Lori. Robert was a quiet yet powerful force within his Smithfield family. He had a keen appreciation of good food (especially all things chocolate), and fine attire.
A man of very few 'words,' but to those who knew him well, he spoke volumes and taught many lessons.
Those who have supported Robert over the years including Community Living Kingston and District and Providence Manor will remember him fondly.
Visitation will be held at Gordon F. Tomkins Funeral Home – Township Chapel, 435 Davis Drive, Kingston, on Tuesday, October 21st from 10 – 11am. A funeral service will follow immediately at 11am followed by a light lunch at the funeral home.
Peacefully passed at home on October 14, 2014 in his 95th year.
Predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Maye (Smith).
Cherished father to Mike (Sandra) Maye, Dawnna Manzo, Sheryl Rason, John Boss, and the late Patricia Maye Chandler.
Proud grandfather to Brandi Smith, Blair (Stephanie) Maye, Jenifer, Julia and James Manzo, Katrina, Christina and Victoria Rason and Christopher McKnight. Dearest great grandfather to Felicity, Luke, Genevieve and Alex.
Service wil be held in Uxbridge on Saturday, October 18th.
Donations may be made to CNIB, Peniel United Church in Woodville, or Gideon Bible.
Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Corporation, Oshawa, Ontario on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, in his 90th year.
James was predeceased by his parents James Edmund and Florence Maude Potter.
Beloved husband of Judith (nee McKay), and predeceased by his first wife Barbara (nee White). Loved father to Brenda Morrison (Ian), Laurel Shydlowsky (Andrew), Jeffrey Potter (Nahoko), Blair Sargenson, Robyne Frame, David Frame, and predeceased by Lawrence. Cherished grandfather to Ryan (Martine), Eric, Kaede, Kozue, Azusa, Megan, Daryl, Lauren, Taylor, Trinity and Emily and great grandson Caleb.
Predeceased by his sisters Ellen, Trudy, Kathleen, Eileen, and Margaret.
Resting at COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1587 Highway 2, Courtice, ON (905-432-8484), with a Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday, October 20th at 11:00 a.m.
Friends may visit with the family Sunday between 2 and 4 p.m. and 7 and 9 p.m.
Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Kidney Foundation would be appreciated.
Graduated from his home to arrive in his heavenly home to be with his Lord and Saviour on October 14, 2014, at the age of 81.
Beloved husband of Mary (nee Bell).
Loving father of Sylvia Solotorow and Steven Solotorow and his wife Laurie. Cherished grandfather of Samuel, Abigail, and Peter.
Lovingly remembered by his siblings Arthur and predeceased by Clara, Victor, Alexander, Eugene and Steven. Fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held at the COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1587 HWY #2, (905-432-8484) on Thursday October 16th from 7 - 9 p.m. and on Friday at Trinity Pentecostal Church (900 King Street, East, Oshawa) from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m.
Born in Picton, Ontario ‘The County’ on September 28, 1946, leaving us too soon on October 1, 2014 at the age of 68.
Much loved Dad of Shari Ashby and her Husband, Greg. Beloved Papa of Kaitlyn and William. Survived by his Dad, Harold Cronk and Sister, Lois Faye Cronk.
Predeceased by his Mom, Kay Cronk and brothers Lenny Whattam and Kollan Cronk. Lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephews, who have many great memories of their fun Uncle Roger.
Roger will be greatly missed by his dear friends who were like family, Billy & Donna Meikle, Clint & Joy Kinney, Dave & Linda Todd, Brian & June Johnston and their families. A heartfelt thank you for the love and friendship you shared.
Friends and family are welcome to join us on Saturday, October 25thbetween the hours of 1 and 4 pm at Riley’s Olde Towne Pub, 104 King St. E. in Oshawa, as we gather to remember Roger and share in the many memories we have and cherish. Guests are encouraged to dress casually and bring a picture or memory to share.
After a long battle with Dementia, Nan quietly passed away at Winbourne Park Life Care, on October 13, 2014.
Beloved mother of Lynda Pellow (Bob), Craig (Monique).
Loving sister to Joan Jackson (Andy). Loving Nana to Teri Paisley (Rob), Ashley Andrews (Don), Shanna (Mark) and Elyse. Loving Gran to Aiden, Cody, Keegan and Owen. Loving Aunt to many Nieces and Nephews.
Nan is now reunited with her husband Ian, mother and father Ann & John Craig, brother Joe and sister Janette Mataya.
A celebration of Nan’s life will be held on October 25th at Annandale Golf and Curling Club, 221 Church St. S. Ajax, in The Golf View Room from 1pm - 4pm.
Donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family.
We’re very sad to announce Len’s passing, at age 71, following a year long battle with cancer.
He will be truly missed by his children Andrew (Jaime) and Kimiko (Kyle), his wife of over 40 years, Atsuko, and his 3 grandchildren; Fynn, Kiyomi and Wyatt.
Len will also be lovingly remembered by his sisters Kathryn Harris (Jack) and Nanci McCaul (Steve). Predeceased by his parents Gord and Dorothy Perkins, Len leaves behind nephews Jim Harris (Mic) and Mark Harris (Kim), niece Jackie McCaul (Toni), great niece Ashley and great nephew Tyler.
Len will be sadly missed by cousins Karen Barnes, George Barnes, Doug Perkins, Pat Perkins, John Perkins, Ray Perkins, their families and many others in the Perkins/Barnes clan.
Len was a piano teacher, band member, photographer and model train enthusiast and will be fondly remembered by the many friends he made over the years.
A celebration of Len’s life will take place on Sunday October 19, 2014 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at The Rolling Acres, 2941 Taunton Rd E, Clarington Ontario.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Len’s memory to the Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto.
Passed away peacefully at the Toronto East General Hospital in his 86th year on Monday, October 13, 2014.
Beloved husband of Joan (nee Ross) and cherished father of Cathy (Chris) Peers, Jeffery (Susan), Vicki (Cliff) Ritchie and Mary (Ken) Debono. Proud grandfather of Kevin, Scott, Laura, Heather, David, Emily, Matthew, Sarah and Mark. Great grandfather of Ashton, Tyson and Kyla.
He is survived by brother Bruce and his wife Biddie. George was predeceased by his sister Blanche and her husband Frank. George will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by his family and friends.
(Retired employee of Lasco, and Mackie's Automotive, and devoted soccer fan)
Unexpectedly at home on Monday, October 13, 2014 at the age of 75.
Beloved husband to Joan, Caring father to Deborah Lacroix, Gary (Lisa), and Stephen (Beth). Loving Papa to Jeremy (Jennifer), Taylor, Erin, and Valerie.
Bert will be sadly missed by his extended family, friends and all who knew him in England.
Friends may call at MOUNT LAWN FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY 21 Garrard Road Whitby (North of Dundas) 905-443-3376 on Friday October 17th from 1 p.m., followed by Memorial Service in the chapel at 2:30 p.m. Cremation.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Peacefully, on Sunday, October 12, 2014, at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry, at age 78. Bill Fritz of Port Perry.
Beloved husband of Margaret (nee Lennon) for 49 years. Loved father of Sheila (Derek), Evelyn (Joe) and Karl (Karen). Loving grandfather of Bridget, Sam and Jesse.
Dear brother of Erna, Karl (deceased), Franz (deceased), Fredle, Heinz and Alois.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1710 Scugog Street (Hwy. 7A) in Port Perry on Thursday, October 16th at 11:30 a.m. with Father Marco Testa officiating.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Port Perry Hospital Foundation.