Passed away with family by his side, after a valiant battle with cancer, at the Lakeridge Health Bowmanville, on Friday, November 21st, 2014, in his 73rd year.
Dearly beloved husband of Diana (nee Kelly) of 48 years. Loving father of Anthony (Melissa), Annissa Cerget (Joseph), and Jarrett (Carol). Cherished Grampa to Kyle and Kendall and Papa to Declan and Callum.
Dear brother of Marje Palmer (Steve), Anne McQuoid (Bill) and Aarne Aus (predeceased). Beloved uncle of Martin and Leila Aus, Jason McQuoid and Bill and Kim Palmer. Special nephew of Meeri Veermae.
A special thank you to Dr. Leon Irish and all the staff at the Lakeridge Health Bowmanville for their compassion and care.
Visitation will be held at the COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1587 HWY #2, COURTICE, 905-432-8484, on Saturday November 29th from 2:00 pm until time of Service of Remembrance in the chapel at 3:00 pm.
Donations may be made to the Memorial Hospital Foundation, 47 Liberty Street S, Bowmanville, L1C 2N4.
On Friday, November 21, 2014 at Markham – StouffvilleHospital in his 71st year.
Our wonderful Husband, Dad and Grampy is reunited with his beloved sons Bryan (2007) and John (1967) and is in the arms of the angels.
Beloved husband, soulmate and best friend to Elaine for almost 50 years. Most loving and incredible Dad to his daughter Tara. Proud and adoring Grampy to his Grandchildren Jessie and Mason, and Mackenzie and Taylor. Dear brother to Jim (Ruth), Al (Joanne) and the late Margaret (Ernie) Heath.
Jack faced multiple medical challenges and limitations these past 17 years with courage, fortitude and humour. He is our Hero, a Champion, a true Warrior. He was and will always be a cherished inspiration to Jessie and Mason who brought love and joy beyond measure to their Grampy.
He was a man of integrity, kindness and generosity. A gentleman and a gentle man. A family man.
Jack was Charter President of the Unionville/Markham Canadian Progress Club, past member for many years of the Unionville Slo Pitch, where he dazzled with his amazing knuckle ball, a terrific golfer, hockey referee and coach, cub leader, photographer and Mr. Fix-It. Jack was always there to lend a helping hand or a hand up wherever and whenever needed.
In his memory, if desired, help a neighbour or friend, visit someone who is lonely, do good deeds to make a positive difference in someone’s life or make a donation to the Children’s Wish Foundation.
Passed peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital Cobourg on Friday, November 21 in his 105th year after a brief illness.
Predeceased 2007 by his beloved wife of 72 years Pearl (McCallum) he is survived by sister, Hazel Schrum of Sudbury, brother Alan Keenan of Dundas, four children, Jim Keenan (Arlene) of Prescott, Bob Keenan (Doreen) of Campbellford, Caroline Keenan of Newfoundland, and Lynda Keenan of Cobourg. Much beloved grandfather to Amanda, Barry, Wendy, Anne, Lark, Tracy, Celeste, Ed and great grandfather to Mitchell, Tessa, Spencer, Ayisha, Shaylene, Shane, Quinn and Pierce.
Born July 9, 1910 at Cobourg Cottage Hospital on James St to Elizabeth Hewis Keenan and David Bill Keenan. During the Great Depression he worked at Dominion Wheel and Foundries, Cobourg Union Cemetery and as caretaker at Cobourg Collegiate Institute.
He joined the non permanent active militia in 1934. When WWII was declared, he trained in Kingston and Petawawa and rose to the rank of Battery Sergeant Major, 47th Battery and then Regimental Sgt. Major, 5th Canadian Light Anti Aircraft Regiment before going overseas September 26, 1941. He took part in The Air Defense of Great Britain, The Italian Campaign, France, Belgium and the Liberation of Holland.
After repatriation Christmas, 1945 he returned to work at Cobourg District Collegiate Institute. When CDCI East was built he acquired Stationary Engineering papers and took over the supervision of maintenance for both Cobourg collegiates. Before retiring in 1975 he had taken on the supervision, operation and maintenance of all 52 schools within The Northumberland and Newcastle Board of Education.
Until his recent hospitalization he lived in the house he built for his family in 1950 next door to his childhood home. He has written memoirs about his early life and war years and he enjoyed recounting stories to anyone who was interested. Earlier this year he provided historical information to the Sifton-Cook Heritage Centre for their 2014 military exhibit.
Many thanks to Dr. Emery and the staff of NHH for their vigilance and kind care.
At the family's request there will be no visitation or service. A family graveside service will be held in Cobourg at a later date.
Donations may be made to Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation.
November 20, 2014, at the age of 81, passed peacefully with his family and Elvis, his canine companion, by his side.
Lovingly married for 49 years to the late Shirley Jean (nee Hicks).
Beloved father of Deborah (Kelly) and Kevin. Dear brother of Audrey Bailey and the late Ken Trotter. Doug (Mr. T) will be greatly missed by Carter, the Henry family and many other lifelong friends and family members including his nieces Pam McWatters, Alexis MacMillan and Diane Bland (David) and his nephews Michael Trotter (Shirley), Robert Bailey (Helen) and David Bailey (Andrea).
Doug was employed by Ontario Hydro for over 40 years and had been happily retired for a couple of decades. Doug rejoined the local Lions Club after Shirley's passing and his membership was a lifeline and godsend. Doug had the opportunity to live life on his own terms, often gone walking in the valley with Elvis and a cigar - he will be sadly missed by all. Cremation has taken place.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
The family would like to thank Dr. Paul Hoy and Caroline for their unwavering care and support over the years.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Doug may be made to the Bowmanville Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Lions Club of Bowmanville.
Passed at Lakeridge Health Oshawa surrounded by her family and friends.
Predeceased by her parents Michael and Josephine. She will be greatly missed by both of her families: brothers Michael (Diane), Kevin, Dennis and Peter (Wendy) and her second family, Mary Jo, Robert, Kelly (Adam), Ashley (Pete) and Brendan Twiner.
She will be missed by her many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Forever missed by her devoted and loving Godmother Patsy Williams who has been a constant support in Mary Ann's life.
Mary Ann will always be remembered by her wonderful friends at the Workshop and at Tim Hortons.
Our deepest thanks to Oshawa/Clarington Community Living for all the years of love and support.
Thank you also to the staff at both Extendicare Oshawa and the Critical Care Unit at Lakeridge Health Hospital.
Funeral Mass on Monday, November 24th at 9:30 a.m. in St. Lawrence Martyr Church (Lawrence east of Birchmount). Interment Pine Hills Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make your donation to Oshawa/Clarington Community Living.
Passed away suddenly on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the age of 80.
Beloved husband of 59 years to Audrey (nee Wood) and loving father to Theresa (Robert), Catherine (Gary) & Christopher (Laura).
He was adored by his grandchildren Ronald, Tyler, Steven, Ashley, Aleks & Victoria and his 3 great-grandchildren Lexia, Ethan and Sienna. Also survived by his large family – brothers James (Margaret), Fred (Ann), Norman and sister Margaret and the many, many nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.
Robert was a kind soul with a radiant smile who now joins his beloved parents Harold & Blanche, as well as his brother Larry in God’s arms.
Family & friends will be received at the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME – 28 Old Kingston Rd. Ajax, (905 428-8488) on Monday, November 24th between 3 - 5pm & 7 - 9pm.
Memorial service will take place at the same location on Tuesday, November 25th at 11:00am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Suddenly at Lakeridge Health in Bowmanville on Thursday, November 20th, 2014.
Ross, in his 90th year.
Beloved husband of Joyce (formerly Boyle) and the late Bertha (née Fudger).
Loving father of Ross of Cherry Valley, Tom of Kitchener, the late Cory and step-father of Theresa Barber of Oakville and Suzie Boyle of Oshawa. Dear grandfather of Quinn, Sean and Tyler and step-grandfather of Cameron, Patrick and Reese. Lovingly remembered by daughter-in-law Linda Sutherland.
Brother of Don and wife Mary and the late Arlene, Cecil, Wilfred and Peter.
Relatives and friends may call at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the service time at 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment in Oshawa Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Prostate Cancer Canada would be appreciated.
Peacefully on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry at age 85.
Louis Whalen of Seagrave, beloved husband of Alice Whalen (nee Sutton). Loved father of Glen Whalen and his wife Antoinette of Seagrave, Carol-Ann Whalen-Currie and her husband Rob of Kitchener, and Daniel Whalen and his wife Colleen of Ajax. Loving grandfather of 7 and great-grandfather of 3.
Dear brother of Martina (deceased) and her husband Moody Burt of Okanagan, BC, Anne Best (deceased), Nellie and her husband Leo Wall (deceased) of Seagrave, Mildred and her husband John Monahan of Brantford and Dorothy Sheridan (deceased).
Mass of Christian Burial will be held in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Highway 7A, Port Perry, on Saturday, November 22nd at 2 p.m. with Father Marco Testa officiating. Private interment.
If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Port Perry Hospital Foundation.
Proud Father of Tim, Todd (Cheryl), Ted (Terri) and Terry. Beloved Grandfather of Nikki (Cody), Steven (Clara) Tyler (Eric) Scott (Meghan) and Sarah; their “Grandpa Smurf”.
At Bob’s request cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held on Thursday, November 27th at the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME, 20 Church St., Pickering Village from 6 - 9 p.m.
Bob was a volunteer firefighter for more than 38 years beginning with Pickering Village Fire then the Ajax Fire Department. His professional career included more than 29 years with the Toronto Transit Commission.
A proud hockey Dad, he drove us around the province for games and tournaments with our involvement with the Pickering Village Minor Hockey Association. He was an avid snowmobiler and a volunteer with the Haliburton County Snowmobile Association for many, many years. He enjoyed family dinners and our usually lively get togethers.
He liked to play cards and loved his poker games. He will be missed by his hunting camp buddies and all that knew him.
If desired donations may be made online or at the funeral home to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Princess Margaret Foundation - Thoracic Surgery Department.
Peacefully at Hillsdale Terraces Long Term Care Home, Oshawa, on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 in her 98th year.
Mother of Ivan (Monty), Rosemarie, Maria and Adele Hardy (deceased). Grandmother of Michael, Andrea, Robert, Adrian and Nicholas. Great-grandmother to Vanessa, Brandon, Jarod, Jacob, Jordan and Madison.
Missed by her daughters-in-law Jacquie and Delores and numerous relatives and friends in Canada and the US.
Memorial Service will be held in Pickering, on Friday, November 28th.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Passed away peacefully at the Village of Riverside Glen, Guelph, on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the age of 83.
Dearly loved husband of the late Doreen Starr.
Much loved Dad of Jacqueline Starr (Brian Arbique) of Whitby and Shelley Terpstra (Mike) of Guelph. Devoted Grandpa and affectionately known as “Bobby” to Brett, Kristen, Megan and Carter.
Survived by his sister Dorothy Gellert (late Oscar) of Yorkton and his sister Marlyn Wagner (Dennis) of Yorkton, SK. Predecased by his parents Theodore and Julia Starr as well as his sister Georgina Achtymichuk (Alf).
Lovingly remembered by extended family and friends.
His family is incredibly grateful and would like to thank the staff at the Village of Riverside Glen for the tremendous support “Bobby” received this past year.
Bob had an infectious way about him and people gravitated to his engaging personality. He was a hard-working man who rarely encountered a challenge too large for his resourceful mind, broad capability and spirited soul. Bob was a loving husband, protective father and a man of deep conviction. He was also a tender man who had a unique bond with his grandchildren who he influenced greatly through the endless hours he dedicated to enriching their lives with unconditional love and support.
His zest for life and ability to make life fun for others will be sorely missed.
Family and friends are invited to share memories at BARNES MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 5295 Thickson Rd. N., Whitby (905-655-3662) on Monday, November 24th from 7 - 9 p.m.
On Tuesday, there will be a private family service to honour and celebrate his life.
If desired, memorial donations may be directed to the Alzheimer Society.
Bob will be laid to rest at Rosemount Memorial Gardens, Peterborough.
Died peacefully in his 90th year at Lakeridge Health, Whitby.
Charles leaves behind his loving children John (Jerrolyn), James (Karen) and Susan (Sean) and grandchildren Alexander, Nicolas, Olivia and Caroline.
Predeceased by his beloved wife of 43 years, Dolores Frances.
Charles was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and educated at Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ontario, and the University of Manitoba Medical School. After graduation, Charles moved to Toronto and trained at St. Michael’s Hospital where he met Dolores. In 1956, they married and moved to Oshawa, where they raised their family.
He practiced surgery at the Oshawa General Hospital for over 40 years where he also served as Chief of Staff.
Charles had music in his bones. From his years in the school choir at TCS, to the “Merry Meds” at university, to the choir at St. George’s Memorial Anglican Church where he sang for over 50 years. Charles’ voice resonated wherever he went. He was also a regular lead actor in various musical productions of the Oshawa Choral Society.
A passionate golfer and gardener, Charles left a lasting impression on those he met. Always the perfect gentleman, he led through his character – his integrity and his commitment to his family and his profession.
With his dear brother Graham, they built adjacent cottages in Muskoka, where their two families passed blissful summers and built strong relationships.
Thanks to the staff at Lakeridge Health Whitby, and in particular Michelle Acorn. Special thanks also to Trish, Marilyn, Cassandra, Khadie, Debbie, Carol, Rose, Courtney, Lindsey, Lindsey, Dora, Andrea, and Julie, PSWs who spent countless hours with Charles at various stages over the past four years.
Visitation to be held on Thursday, November 20th from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm at ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa.
Funeral service to be held Friday, November 21st at 11 am at St. George’s Memorial Anglican Church, 51 Centre Street South, Oshawa.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Lakeridge Health Foundation or a CHARITY of choice.
(Former President and co-founder of Trillium Screw Mfg. Co. Ltd.)
After a courageous battle with cancer, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. Bob passed away with his family by his side on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at the age of 66.
Predeceased by his parents Angelo and Irma Liut and his father-in-law Bruce MacNab.
Bob leaves behind his wife of 45 years Margaret (MacNab), his three proud children; Tony (Agnes), Kelly (Stu), and Mike (Casey) and his adored grandchildren Isabella, Emily and Emmett.
He will be sadly missed by his three sisters in Italy, his mother-in-law Marion MacNab and his many nieces, nephews and in-laws around the world. He will also be fondly remembered by his many friends including “the gang."
Bob moved to Canada from Italy at the age of 18 where he met his true love and built the life he set out to achieve.
A special thanks to the doctors and nurses at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto and Lakeridge Health Oshawa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital, Lakeridge Health Oshawa Cancer Centre or the Canadian Blood Services.
A celebration of life service will be held at the OSHAWA AND DISTRICT SHRINE CLUB (1626 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa) on Saturday, November 29th at 11:00 a.m. followed by a reception from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Gail went to rest after a difficult time with her illness for the past five years on November 14, 2014 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa in her 60th year.
Devoted wife of Bill for 34 years.
Loving mother of Luke.
Cherished daughter of Cecil and Mary Williams. Dear sister of JoAnn (Gordon), Christine (Brooke), and Andrew. Sister-in-law of Victoria (Garry). She will be missed by her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
The family would like to extend its gratitude for all the care and support from friends, relatives and church family, as well as the medical staff and Doctors of the transplant unit of the University Healthcare Network - Toronto General, St. Michaels-Cystic Fibrosis Unit, Lakeridge Health Whitby- Kidney Clinic, Lakeridge Health Oshawa - Respiratory Technology department, Emergency Department, unit 5G and the CCU.
Special thank you to her doctor Charlene Lockner and her PSW Stephanie.
Memorial Service to be held at CHRIST MEMORIAL ANGLICAN CHURCH, 81 Hillcroft Street, Oshawa on Saturday, December 6th at 2:00 p.m.
World War II Veteran, Beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather
(January 22, 1924 – November 17, 2014)
After a full and much loved life, Dad was sadly taken from us to be reunited with his loving wife of 49 years, Leonora Joyce Watson.
For the last 16 years, Dad lived with his youngest son Randy, wife Karen, and his grandchildren Erin (Riccardo), Kyla (Bryon), and Brett in one big happy household. Dad will also be dearly missed by his eldest son Gary and grandson Logan. Dad will be forever remembered by his four grandchildren as their beloved “Poppa”.
Dad was a World War II Veteran with the Air Force as a Private from 1934 - 1936 and worked overseas as an engineer on fighter planes, and other war aircraft, joining the Army from 1936-1937 in the rank of Sergeant.
Dad returned home to meet the love of his life, and raised two beautiful sons, enjoying weekends at the cottage with Joyce on Long Island, Rice Lake. Dad worked for the Toronto Board of Education up to his retirement, and devoted his years to the Royal Canadian Legion as Member and Officer.
Jack enjoyed watching golf finals every Sunday, followed by a Prime Rib and Yorkshire pudding dinner, and in recent years watching the Maple Leafs and the Blue Jays, and enjoying life with his dear companion, Agnes Ward.
At Dad’s request, we will have a celebration of life in his honour with his dearest friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, we ask kindly ask that donations be made in his name to Cancer Care at the Lakeridge Health Foundation.
Our family extends very special thanks to Dr. Stephen and Marnie Stern for their loving care and support - it was above and beyond! Our family is also very appreciative of those who helped to keep Dad safe and comfortable – thank you to Nurse Nancy, the Central East CCAC and Personal Support Workers, and also Veterans Affairs.
A very heartfelt thank you to the team at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, including the nurses and doctors of the sixth floor and palliative care for their tender care, and to his very own "Special K" who was alongside him til’ the end.
Legends never die. You will live on in our hearts forever. Until we meet again.
Peacefully at her home with her family by her side on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at age 83.
Shirley, beloved wife of Alfred Conroy of 68 years. Loving mother of Dave (Barb), Debbie (John Morrison) and the late Elaine (survived by Frank Maiolo and his wife Josie).
Proud nana of Kelly (Brent), Christopher (Shirley), Jenny (Paul), Dan (Pam), Erin (Ryan), Samantha (Jay), Haley and great grandmother of Sara, Jesse, Josh, Rachel, J.J., Jackson, Liam, Tanner and Rory.
Dear sister of the late Earl (survived by Kay Givens). Shirley will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by her nieces, nephews, family and friends.
A special thanks to Dr. Freeman and the wonderful staff for their excellent guidance, help and support.
Shirley will be forever remembered for her beauty, perfect hair, and her wonderful sense of humour.
Family and friends will be received at MOUNT LAWN FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY, 21 Garrard Road, Whitby (North of Hwy 2) 905-443-3376 on Wednesday, November 19th from 5 - 9 pm.
Memorial Service in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1950 Wilson Road North, Oshawa on Saturday, November 22nd at 3pm.
In memory of Shirley, donations to Lakeridge Health Oshawa Cancer Care would be appreciated.
It is with profound sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Brian on November 16,2014 at the age of 92 in his retirement residence in Whitby, Ontario.
Born in 1922 in Prince George, British Columbia, he was the devoted husband of the late Sylvia Hilton and loving father of Jane of Whitby (Gord Fry), Jennifer of Deep River and the late Ian Hilton.
He was the proud grandfather of Alexander (Alec) and was looking forward to attending his graduation in Water Resource Engineering at the University of Guelph in February.
Brian grew up in the interior of BC where he first became acquainted with the mining industry, but it was his mother who introduced him to the piano and where he gained a lifelong love for music. In addition to playing the piano, the family fondly remembers his forays into musical productions, choral music, the trombone and even the bagpipes.
Through sheer determination Brian graduated from the University of British Columbia in Metallurgical Engineering in 1946. He worked briefly in Ontario before following a friend down to Brazil where he ran the assay laboratory for a mining company.
Returning to Canada in 1950, Brian was employed in the Yukon before he joined the British Geological Society and ventured to Uganda, Africa. It was here that he met his future wife who he later married in Penicuik, Scotland. The couple settled in Deep River, availing themselves of the many activities and where Brian enjoyed a successful career at the Chalk River Nuclear Labs.
As an avid outdoors person, Brian became a member of the Ski Patrol, Yacht and Tennis Club and enjoyed swimming, sailing, water skiing and skating on the Ottawa River. His favourite story was how he came to purchase his beloved log cottage back in the 1960s where the family made many memories over the years. His canoe adventures are legendary in the aluminum canoe they dubbed the "submarine."
Brian was a 30-year survivor of cancer but didn’t let him slow him down in his outdoor pursuits. He cross-country skied and played tennis weekly until his knees forced him to surrender.
He will be well remembered as an incredibly gentle man with a quick smile, without cross word or criticism of anyone. Not even when his daughter was learning to drive and took a post too close leaving a red streak down the side of the green car did he become annoyed. Brian had an enthusiasm for living, an interest in people and often said he was blessed with a good life. No regrets
By request there will be no visitation. A Celebratory Service will be conducted at a later date. In memoriam donations to the CHARITY of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.
The Hilton Family would like to thank the people at Amica at Whitby for their assistance and friendship during the past three years.