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Durham Community Events for the Christmas Season



Saturday, December 15, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 16, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.




Sunday, December 16, 2018 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.




For Adults with Autism + Their Families

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.




Saturday, December 22, 2018 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

 Sunday, December 23, 2018 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.



Family Movie Matinee and Winter Craft

Thursday, December 27, 2018



Thursday, January 3, 2019







Kamstra JimKAMSTRA, Jim (Tjebbe) - Passed away following a brief illness on Monday, September 18th, 2017 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa in his 88th year.

Born in Meppel, the Netherlands, he emigrated to Canada in 1954 to make a life and raise a family in the Oshawa area.

He started Kamstra Landscaping, a successful local business still operated by two of his sons.

Jim was passionate about fishing, travelling and flying his private plane. He was also a longtime member of the Westmount Kiwanis Club & COPA.

He will be sadly missed by his wife of 60 years, Corry Kamstra and his sons James (Lynda), Harry (Debbie) and Ted, grandchildren Jessica, Erik, Nathan and Liam.


Pos MariePOS, Marie (nee Strople) - July 30, 1926 – September 17, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Marie at the age of 91 at the Ajax Pickering Hospital on September 17, 2017, which was her 68th wedding anniversary.

She now joins her beloved husband Peter (1993).

Beloved mother to David (Shelley) and Catharine (Bill).

Proud Nana to Jennifer, Melanie, Kiersti (Justin), Nick, Christopher, Martine and Briam.

Sister to Bob and Laurel and predeceased by brothers John and Clarence.


Gallant EdgarGALLANT, Edgar 'Ed'  - (1923 - 2017) - Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa on Monday, September 18, 2017.

Beloved husband of the late Rita Gallant.

Dearly loved by his children Annette McCarthy of Oshawa, Maurice (Andrea) of P.E.I., Jeanne (Clement Vachon) of Sudbury, Kathy (John Sabo) of Oshawa, Leo (Judith Walton) of Moncton, New Brunswick, Sara (Eric Davenport) of Huntsville, Philip (Rose) of Oshawa and Ulysse (Susan) of Toronto.


deWit Jeande WIT, Jean - Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Monday September 18, 2017

Age 72 years.

Beloved wife of the late Joe (Johannes) de Wit.

Loving mother of Alan (Kerri), Colin (Kim), Jeanette and James (Teresa).

Adored grandma of Jamie (Justin), Kyle, Christopher, Conner, Corey, Jenna, Sara & extended family Grandma of Tyler (Alicia), Ryan (Carmen).

Cherished great-grandma of Mason, Carter & Jerzy.


Chen DonnaCHEN, Donna Theresa - (March 15, 1950 - September 18, 2017) - 

In memory of our generous, kind-hearted, tenacious mother who loved travelling, reading, watching movies, and dancing.

Donna passed away at Ajax-Pickering Hospital on Monday, September 18th, 2017 surrounded by her family and friends.

She was a loving mother to Melanie, Brian, and Nicole (Joseph) and proud grandmother to Jake, Max, and JT.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John.


REID, George Albert  - (January 24, 1945 – September 18, 2017) - 

Passed away surrounded by his loving family at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville at the age of 72.

Loving brother of Ken (Anna), Wayne (Diane), Gloria (Rod), and Norma (Jim).


USHA, Ms. (Dr.) Sama Parthasarathy - (09/12/1941 - 09/18/2017) - (76 years)

It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden demise of Sama Parthasarathy Usha, who passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Hospital Oshawa, on Monday September 18, 2017 at 12:30 in the afternoon.

Her final moments were in the company of her only child and loving son, Deepak Gopal, and her caregivers Marilou and Leslie.


Suryadinata RaymondSURYADINATA, Raymond Ignatius  - (1945 - 2017)

Passed away peacefully on Monday, September 18, 2017 at the age of 72.

Much loved husband of Ada.

He is survived by his siblings Jacqueline (Adrian) Hendrata, Angeline (Tan) Khay Gie, Geraldine (Leo) Setiadi and Armand Suryadinata.

Raymond will also be deeply missed by his nephews and nieces: Anthony (Tricia) Hendrata, Melissa (Hanif) Keval, Richard Hendrata, Mike Tan (Kelly Luu), Jessica Tan, Claudia (Erik Firmansyah and Kevin Setiadi.


CLARK, Linda Clark  - Linda passed away from this life the early afternoon of September 18th after a courageous battle of lung cancer.

She was surrounded and supported by her loving family and caregivers during the last days of her life.


Ralph RobertRALPH, Robert “Allan”  - (Employee at OPG)  - Passed away peacefully on Monday September 18, 2017 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa the age of 58.

Beloved husband of Mary Jane (nee Daigle) for 33 years.

Devoted and cherished father of Cameron (Danielle), and Alexandra (Stefan).

Proud Grandpa of Kaiden.

Dear brother of Bruce (Helia).

Big Al will be greatly missed by his family, extended family, many colleagues and many friends. 


HARDING, Robert Douglas  - (August 11, 1931 - September 18, 2017) -

Passed away on September 18, 2017.


Lipcsik JohnLIPCSIK, John  - Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Sunday September 17th 2017.

At the age of 80.

Beloved Husband of Agnes.

Loving father of Susan (Tom), Linda, Szilvia (Shayne), and the late Jimmy.

Cherished Papa of Andrew (Melissa) Jonathan (Robyn), Lindsay (Aaron), Tommy (Haylea) Daniel, John (Hayley) Christopher, Tessa, and Joseph. Great-papa of Dionta, and Dayna.


Kotelko NiinoKOTELKO, Nina (nee Gurowka)   - August 26, 1930 - September 17, 2017

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our mother Nina, on Sunday, September 17th, 2017, in her 88th year.

She will be forever missed by daughters Marina (Roger Hunt) and Nadine (Bruce Murray).

Cherished grandmother to Zack, Greg, Hillary, Julia and Adam.

Predeceased by her husband Alfred and sister Rica Thorne, she will be missed by her brother Joe Gurowka (Lois), Kim, Jim, and dear friend Mary Ann Fox.

Born in The Pas Manitoba and a graduate of University of Manitoba, teaching opportunities brought her to Ontario.


HALL, Jack Marvin  - After many a long battle with various illnesses over the years, Jack passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Markham Stouffville Hospital in his 84th year.

Beloved husband of Jean for 59 years; loving father of Janice (Don), Steve (Patti) and Chris (Trish); dear Grandpa of Ashley (Jeremy), Danielle (Caleb), Kristen, Melissa, Rebecca, Cole and Alyssa; Great-Grandpa of Jackson, Deacon and Amelia.


CAMPBELL, Peggy (Joan)  - Passed away on September 17, 2017 at the age of 91.

Predeceased by her husband Fred.

Loving mother of Linda Claringbold (Dave), Susan Gilpin (Allan), Michael Campbell, Soraya Ferrio and Paul Campbell.


Hohol RitaHOHOL, Rita, (nee Maier)  – Born July 10, 1937 in Ewattingen, Germany.

Passed peacefully on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Extendicare, Oshawa at the age of 80.

Rita,was the beloved wife of the late Peter Hohol (1996).

Much loved mother of John and his wife Heather, Sonia and her husband Tony Turowec, and Anita and her husband David Hircock.

Loved Oma of Jacob (Zahida), Bethany (Jon), Ian (Natasha), Lisa (Nick), Sarah (Darryl), Brendan and Marissa.Loved Great Oma of Benjamin, Isla and Leo.

Rita is the daughter of the late Anna and the late Leo Maier.