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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







Lehman CliffordLEHMAN, Clifford James  - Peacefully with his family by his side at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 89 years of age.

Beloved husband of Mary for 63 years.

Dear father of Brendan, Jack & Karen, Cathy & Leigh, Colleen & Chris, Christopher & Olivia, and Mark (predeceased).

He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Brealynne, Patrick, Sophie, John, Nathan, William, Maggie, Abby and Thomas, and his great grandson Ruaraidh.

Survived by his sister Lillian Glover of Montreal. Predeceased by sisters Rita, Patricia and brothers Leo, Kenneth and Leonard.


Bryant EileenBRYANT, Eileen (nee Morton)  - (December 23rd, 1923 – September 5th, 2017)

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 with her two daughters by her side.

Loving wife to the late Reginald.

Beloved mother of Donna, and Janis (Bruce).

Grandma to 4 and Great Grandma to 8. Survived by her 2 remaining brothers.

At the family’s request, there will be no service.


Cawker MichaelCAWKER, Michael  - Passed away suddenly on September 5th, 2017 at the age of 44.

Predeceased by his parents Roger Cawker and Anna LeBlanc.

Loving brother to Lianne (Lorenzo), Willis (Wendy) and Alyer Sr. (Paula).

Proud uncle to Serge, Marc, Alyer Jr. and Paige.

He will be fondly remembered by his family and friends.


McGennis DennisMcGENNIS, Dennis Ralph - On the morning of September 5th Dennis Ralph McGennis opened his beautiful blue eyes to his wife for the final time.

Shortly after he peacefully passed away, surrounded by his family, to be with his Lord.

He was a proud employee of the Toronto Star for 49 years.

He was an avid wood worker and outdoorsman and enjoyed private time at his cabin with his dogs.

He is survived by his wife of 5o years Donna; sons Ian and Brett ; their wives Kimberly and Jennifer; grand children Sarah, Liam, Caitlin and Lauryn and brother Bryan.


Glionna DonaldGLIONNA, Donald “Don” George  -  February 26, 1936 - September 5, 2017

Peacefully, with his family at his side, at Lakeridge Health-Oshawa, on Tuesday September 5, 2017, in his 82nd year.

Beloved husband of Jacqueline “Jackie” Glionna.

Loved father of Stephen (Janet), and Chris & Alissa Gavel. Cherished Papa to Stephanie, Lucas and Talon.

Dear brother of Robert (Christine), and he will be deeply missed by beloved dog “Bear”.


Portincasa OlimpiaPORTINCASA, Olimpia  - Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on September 2, 2017 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.

Beloved wife of Vito for 54 years.

Devoted mother of Gina and Vince (Michelle). Cherished Nonna of Alexandra, Victoria, Jack and Nolan.

Dear sister of Gaetano, Dina (Antonio), Maria (Ugo), Nicola and the late Lucia (Vincenzo).


Terry RobertTERRY, Robert T. (Bob) - Passed away surrounded by the love of his family at the Village of Taunton Mills on September 4, 2017 at the age of 90.

Beloved husband of the late Gwendoline Terry (2013).

Loved and loving father of Mark and his wife Cherise. Cherished Grandfather of Alexander and his wife Julia, and Ryan. Great grandfather of Eleanor.

A heartfelt thank you to the Perry House family at Taunton Mills for your care and compassion.


Donovan JulietteDONOVAN, Juliette “Ethel” Linda  - Passed away peacefully on Monday, September 4th, 2017 with family by her side, in her 84th year.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Arthur Donovan.

Cherished mother of Charlene, Charles, Daniel (Michelle) and Darren (Anne).

Doting and devoted grandmother of Ryan, Zachary, Ella, Jacob, Brendan and Adam.

Ethel will be remembered as a selfless wife, mother and grandmother, who was known for her warmth and compassion.

Everyone who came through her front door was greeted with a big hug, a cup of tea and a fresh piece of coffee cake.


Yourth RossYOURTH, Ross Valentine - (WW2 Veteran Royal Canadian Army)

On Monday, September 4, 2017, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s, Ross passed peacefully from this life.

Ross is survived by his loving wife Violet of 68 years, son Ronald (Karen), daughter Lorraine (Nigel), and by their dear friend who was like a daughter, Nancy Jackson (Dave).

Also remembered by his niece Judy Gabrielli and nephew Rick Alford and sister-in-law Marie Alford.

He will be missed by his 4 grandsons, Chris (Christina) and Kevin Yourth and Tristan and Peter Goddard, and his great-grandchildren Liam, Kayris, Soryn, Jasmya and Jaden.


Stavro HelenSTAVRO, Helen Agnes - (December 7, 1927 – September 4, 2017) - 

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother on Monday, September 4th, 2017 in her 90th year.

Predeceased by her husband Steve.

Loving mother of her three children, Bob (Laura), Byron (Cheryl) and Kathy (Jim).

Beloved grandmother of Lucas, Trent and Philip. Great grandmother of Hanna, Tess and Abagail.


Haass WalterHAASS, Walter Emil  - As he wished, Walter passed away at home with his family by his side on Monday, September 4th, 2017, in his 83rdyear.

Loving husband, best friend and childhood sweetheart of Mae Ann Haass (nee Naylor) for over 60 years.

Proud Father of Louise (John), Don (Diane), Karen (Don), James (Cindy) and Marla (Jim).

Fun loving and cherished Poppa to 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

A pillar of strength to a family that adored him.


Vandersanden GerryVANDERSANDEN, Gerry  - A truly wonderful, peaceful, Loving, hardworking, Gentleman passed away at the age of 86 years of age on Monday, September 4th, 2017, marking 62 years of marriage to his beloved wife, best friend andsoul mate Jacoba.

Loving father ofAnna (Kevin), Kathy (Greg), Carol, Jenny (Dan), Jacques (Tammy), John (Michelle), Gerry, Judy (Tony), Beans (Chrissy), Brian (Tammy), Beth (Tom).


ANDREWS, Norman Everett Alexander  - Unexpectedly and peacefully at home on September 4, 2017 in his 90th year.

Loving husband of the late Ruth Andrews (nee Merrill).


Grenier LouisGRENIER, Louis  - Passed away peacefully, on Sunday, September 3rd, 2017, in his own home with his beloved wife of 43 years Helen by his side, in his 86th year.

Loving father to Louis, Paul, Michele and son-in-law Roy Campbell.

Grandpa to Nicole, Kelly, Kevin, Jenna, Michael, Daniel and Jason.Uncle to Cherrie (David).

Great uncle to Michelle.Brother-in-law to Rick.

Louis spent 38 enjoyable years working for General Motors.


ARGYLE, Hilda Anne (nee: Paterson)  - Passed peacefully at Hope St. Terrace on Sunday September 3rd 2017 at the age of 83.

Beloved wife of the late William J. Argyle.


Verge RosellaVERGE, Rosella  - November 2, 1918 - September 3, 2017

Passed away peacefully at Bay Ridges Long Term care on September 3rd, 2017 in her 99th year.

Predeceased by her husband John Robert Marshall and Cyril Verge.

Beloved Mother of Keith (Mary) Marshall, and Linda (Clifford) Grenfell.

Devoted Grandmother of Andrea, Kristen, Karen Marshall and Matthew and Adam Grenfell.

A special thank you to the staff of Bay Ridges Long Term Care for their wonderful care of Rosella.