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SMITH, Louis Albert Smith - Obituary | Print |

SMITH, Louis Albert -

Smith_LouisNovember 30, 1919 - August 12, 2014

(Veteran of World War II, 1st Canadian Division)

Born London, Ontario on November 30, 1919. 

Passed away on August 12, 2014 in Pickering, Ontario, on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 in his 95th year.

Beloved husband of Joan Vera Smith. Parents Frank and Sarah Smith.

Sisters Irene, Thelma and Theresa and Brother Robert.

Loved father of Frank (Trish), Judy (Dennis), Norman (Jean) and John (Laura). Missed dearly by 9 Grandchildren: Louis, Karen (Mark), Debby (Mark), Bradley (Lucillia), Sheri (Kirk), Scott (Tara), Dana, Christine, Rachael and 9 Great Grandchildren Joshua, Dylan, Evan, Jude, Easton, Rebecca, Cheryl, Aaron and Bradley.

Remembered as a dedicated husband, father and grandfather and man of strength, integrity, words and laughter. He will be missed so much.

In Lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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SMITH, Raymond Arthur Smith - Obituary | Print |

SMITH, Raymond Arthur -

Smith_Raymond(February 23, 1939 - August 12, 2014)

After a courageous battle with cancer, Ray passed away peacefully on August 12, 2014, with Molly (nee Moreland), his loving wife of 55 years, by his side.

Survived by his children Lee Ann and Raymond, daughter in law Lisa O’Dell, grandchildren Ella and Lyle, brother in law Jack Moreland (Bev) and his nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by sisters Bev Kimmerly (Moe) and Joyce Garner (Ken).

Longtime employee of Cochrane Tool & Design, and Ajax Precision.

Sincere thanks to the people at the Odette Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook, CCAC and Saint Elizabeth Healthcare, and to their friends and neighbours for their tireless support.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Ray’s life will be held on Thursday, August 21st from 3 - 5 pm, with a service and refreshments to follow, at McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME (28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax, 905-428-8488).

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Saint Elizabeth Foundation would be appreciated.



WHITNEY, Paul Whitney - Obituary | Print |


Suddenly, on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Bowmanville, at age 45. Paul Whitney of Port Perry.

Husband of Paula (nee Fraser). Loving father of Brendan, Jenna Rae and Gregory.

Beloved son of Russell and Aileen Whitney of Whitney, NB. Dear brother of Timothy Whitney of Miramichi, NB. Loved grandson of Stillman Whitney and his wife Christine of Whitney, NB.

Service will be held in Port Perry on Saturday, August 16th.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or a CHARITY of your choice.


DAVIDSON, Betty Kathleen Davidson - Obituary | Print |

DAVIDSON, Betty Kathleen -    "Express Condolences"

February 21, 1929 - August 11, 2014

Passed away with her family by her side on Monday, August 11, 2014 at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville in her 86th year.

Predeceased by her husband Jack.

Cherished mother and grandmother of 15 good reasons.

A celebration of Betty's life will be held at JERRETT FUNERAL HOME, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 2 p.m. with visitation one hour prior.

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be left at jerrettfuneralhome.com.




DEELEY, Dudley Deeley - Obituary | Print |

DEELEY, Dudley -

Deeley_DudleyAge 96 years 

Passed away at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Monday August 11th, 2014 

Beloved husband of Minnie Deeley.

Dear father of David (Sandra) and Dennis (Sue Valentine).

Loving Grandfather to Lindsay and Adrienne.

A Memorial Service will be held at ST. JOHN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH (11 Temperance Street, Bowmanville) on Saturday August 16th, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

There will be an opportunity to visit with the family from 9:30-10:15 a.m. prior to the Funeral Service.

Memorial Donations may be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation or Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Clarington through NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street Bowmanville.


DORAN, Doris Carolin Doran - Obituary | Print |

DORAN, Doris Carolin -

Doran_DorisAge 94 years

Peacefully passed away, with her family by her side at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on Monday August 11, 2014.

Beloved wife of the late Sheridan Doran. 

Loving mother of Edith Matchette & her husband Wayne, Sharold Smith and Sherry Austin-Verhage & her husband Richard. 

Doris is predeceased by her daughter Marilyn Doran and son-in-law Anton Tresjbal.  Adoring Nanny of Tim Matchette, Leslie Matchette, Robert Matchette, Sean Smith, Scott Smith, Joshua Austin, Nicole Austin, Ashley Verhage, Elora Verhage, Kate Verhage and André Verhage. 

Cherished great-grandmother of Joshua, Michael, Marshall, Mark, Nathan, Madison, Mandy, Matthew, Meghan, Madison, Chloe, Brianna & Chloe.

Visitation will be held at the NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. Bowmanville, on Thursday August 14, 2014 from 2 – 3 pm. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at 3 pm. 

Interment will be held in Miramichi, New Brunswick. 

Memorial Donations may be made to The Palliative Care Department at Northumberland Hills Hospital, whose care of Doris was exceptional.


EMES, Flora June Emes - Obituary | Print |

EMES, Flora June

Peacefully at Lakeview Manor, Beaverton on August 11, 2014 in her 91st year.

June was born on Thorah Island to parents Silas Arthur and Isabel Kathleen, predeceased by sisters Olive, Betty, Eleanor and brother Arthur.

Much of her life was dedicated to work at the Banting Institute and the University of Toronto as a medical secretary and St. Mary Magdalene Church Toronto, where she was both the church librarian and enthusiastic helper with the Sunday school. 

Service will be held in Beaverton on Tuesday, August 26th.  Interment at the Stone Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario.


BLACKBURN, Sara Luella (Pettinger) Blackburn - Obituary | Print |

BLACKBURN, Sara Luella (nee: Pettinger) -

(August 31, 1921 – August 10, 2014)

Entered into rest peacefully at her home on Sunday morning. 

Beloved wife of the late Harvey. 

Loving mother of Cec, Bert & Gale, Sara (Sally) & James Jemison, Eric & Gail and Luanne & Brian Evans. 

Cherished Grandma of Angela & Andrew McNabb, Christy & Paul Mayrs, Rebecca, Amber & Dave Clark, Kandice & Pius Bachmann, Tyler, Daniel & Carlean Evans, Joel & Heather Evans, Michael & Veronica Evans, Paul & Brittany Evans, Rubyanne & fiancé Caleb May and Timothy Evans.  Proud Great Grandma of Keagan & Grady Mayrs, Abigail Clark, Xander & Felix Evans, Jane, Harvey & Hazel Evans, Nathanael & Ava Evans. 

Luella was predeceased by her parents Cecil & Vera Pettinger, her brother Captain RD Pettinger, her sister-in-law Alma and daughter-in-law Penny.

Luella dedicated her life to her family, church and community. 

Funeral service to be held at St. Paul’s Church Leaskdale  12251 Regional Road #1, on Friday, August 15th at 12 noon.  Visiting one hour before.  Reception to follow.  Interment in Uxbridge. 

In Luella’s memory donations may be made to St. Paul’s Leaskdale Church or Community Care Durham Region.


CULLEN, Theresa Cullen - Obituary | Print |

CULLEN, Theresa -

Passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on August, 10, 2014 at the age of 75.

Predeceased by her husband Joe Cullen.

Loving mother of Brian (Robin), Bev Ferguson, Lorraine Procknow, Kayla Yurchi (Brian), Barry and Kelly Parks (Jason). Nana of Bradley, Amanda, Katie, Heather, Geoff, Katrina, Sarah, Matthew, Paul, Craig, Rhonda, Jeff, Nicholle, Jeremy, Jenna, Jolene and Kaitlyn. Great Nana of Jaylyn, Cameron, Jace, Emma, Charlotte and Grace.

Sister of Gerald (Irene), Stuart (Arlene), Loretta and Terri Poff. Theresa will also be missed by many other relatives and friends. 

A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 214 King St. E., Newcastle, on Thursday, August 14th at 11am with interment to follow at Bond Head Cemetery.

A special thank you to the nurses and doctors who assisted with Theresa’s care.

Donations in Theresa’s memory may be made to the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation or the Lung Association.


HERD, Helen Gardner Herd - Obituary | Print |

HERD, Helen Gardner -

(February 19, 1925 - August 10, 2014)

Passed away surrounded by her family at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Sunday, August 10th, 2014 at the age of 89 years. 

Predeceased by her husband Kenneth. 

Loving mother of Kenneth, Marilyn (Frank) Peseski and Karen Kennedy. 

Predeceased by her sister Marian Flintoff and Arthur Perry.  Survived by sisters Lois Morey, Marjorie Stark and Gail MacKenzie. She worked at Duplate where she met her husband.  Will be missed by her 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. 

Arrangements entrusted to MOUNT LAWN RECEPTION CENTRE 905 443-3376.  Cremation Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Online condolences at mountlawn.ca.



MANNS, Alan Manns - Obituary | Print |

MANNS, Alan -

Peacefully, with his sister Barbara by his side, on Sunday, August 10, 2014, at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry, at age 55.  Alan Manns of Raglan.

Beloved son of Stanley (deceased) and Doris Manns of Raglan.

Loving brother of Brian Manns and his wife Hida of Kendall, Dave Manns and his wife Sue of Caesarea, and Barbara Yuill of Raglan.  Dear uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Service will be held in Port Perry on Wednesday, August 13th.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, the Columbus Community Church or the CHARITY of your choice.


MELLISH, Barbara Mellish Obituary | Print |

MELLISH, Barbara -

Peacefully passed away with her daughters at her side at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Sunday, August 10, 2014, Barbara Mellish, formerly of Mt. Albert at 77 years of age.

Loving mother of Karen (George) Strumos and Michelle (Scott) Oakman. Proud Nana of Lauren, Michael; Sydney and Shauna.

Special thanks to the staff at Southlake Regional Health Centre for their care and compassion during Barbara's final days.

At Barbara's request, cremation has taken place and donations may be made in her memory to the Rose of Sharon Services for Young Mothers (905-853-5514 or therose.ca).



MOWBRAY, Renoma Victoria Mowbray - Obituary | Print |

MOWBRAY, Renoma Victoria -

Passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014 at the Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay.

Beloved wife of the late Ralph Mowbray (2009).

Loving mother of Diane (Noel Ashby), Jon (Penny) and Sharyn Lloyd.Loved grandmother of Dana Ashby (Marianne), Amber Mowbray, Tieg Mowbray, Brooke Mowbray, Robyn Lloyd and Kristy (Brian Sinclair). Great-grandchildren Calvin, Logan and Paige.

Celebration of Life will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Monday, August 25th from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

There was a private interment at Union Cemetery, Oshawa earlier.

In memoriam donations to the Ross Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Unit would be appreciated by the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.oshawafuneralhome.com.




POWELL, Winona Clara (Nonie) Powell - Obituary | Print |

POWELL, Winona Clara (Nonie) -

Powell_WinonaPassed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at the age of 91.

Dearly loved wife of the late William John Powell (2012)

Much loved mother of Cheryl Ball and her husband David of Whitby, Judy Moore of Peterborough and Debbie Munro and her husband Ted of Uxbridge.

Loved grandmother of Megan, (Tony), Cameron, (Michelle), Laurel and Michelle.  Great-Grandmother of Ella, Ethan and Roslyn

Survived by her sister Eunice Bulloch of Winnipeg and her brother John Halls (Ede) of Cobourg. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews.

A service to celebrate the lives of our parents William and Nonie will be held at BARNES MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 5295 Thickson Rd. N., Whitby on Saturday, August 16th at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow in the Barnes Reception Hall and Patio.

In memory of Nonie, donations made to Lakeridge Health Foundation (Supportive Services) would be appreciated.

Messages of condolence may be forwarded to barnesmemorialfuneralhome.com.




VISCONTI, Vincenzo Visconti - Obituary | Print |

VISCONTI, Vincenzo -    "Express Condolences"

Visconti_Vincenzo(June 8, 1939 - August 10, 2014)

Passed away peacefully with his family at his side after a courageous and brave battle with cancer, at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on August 10, 2014, at the age of 75.

He leaves behind his wife Carmela of 51 years. Loving father of Rosa, Adrianna (Jim), Emma (John), and Santino. Cherished Nonno of Brandon, Sarah, Joshua and Bradley.

Vincenzo will be greatly missed by his many relatives and friends back in Italy.

Special thank you goes out to Dr. Chang and all the nurses and volunteers in the chemo clinic at the Oshawa Cancer Centre, Sherri Reid at Home Health Care and the Bowmanville Lakeridge Health ICU and CCU Staff.

Vincenzo was a proud member of L.U.N.A.

Visitation will be held at the COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL (1587 Highway #2, Courtice ON, 905-432-8484) on Wednesday, August 13th from 2 - 4pm and 7 - 9pm.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Therese Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, August 14th at 10am.

Memorial donations to The Lakeridge Health Oshawa Cancer Centre would be gratefully acknowledged.

On-line condolences may be placed at courticefuneralchapel.com.



WHITE, Wilfred (Jr.) White - Obituary | Print |

WHITE, Wilfred (Jr.) -

White_WilfredSuddenly at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa on Sunday August 10th, 2014 in his 76th year.

Wilfred (Jr.) White was born on May 23rd, 1939 in Bathurst N.B.

Beloved husband to the late Barbara White (nee Fowler), loving father of Donna Williams and her husband Norman of Oshawa. Predeceased by his infant son Mark.

Son of the late Fred White and Elizabeth Roy. Son-in-law of the late Harold and Rose Fowler, brother to the late Doris Boucher, Alvin, Harold, Arele and Raymond White. Survived by his sister Rita Briand of Montreal as well as his nieces Claudette Chamberlain (late husband Maurice) and Paulette Roy (husband Bobby) and his many nieces and nephews of New Brunswick.

He will be greatly missed by his brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Joyce Fowler, Joan and Clarke Perry, Pat Passfield (late husband Ken), Ron and Viola Fowler, Wayne Fowler, Sharon and Wayne DeMayer, Gere McConnell and the late Helen McConnell. Beloved uncle and great uncle of several nieces and nephews.

He will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends.

Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa.  A funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday August 16th at 12 pm. with visitation from two hours prior to service. Interment Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorial donations to the Children’s Wish Foundation or Toronto Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated, and may be made, along with condolences by visiting armstrongfuneralhome.net.


WOOD, Lloyd Wood - Obituary | Print |

WOOD, Lloyd -

Entered into rest peacefully at Lakeridge Health Services in Port Perry on Sunday, August 10th, 2014. Guy Lloyd Wood, in his 67th year.

The dear brother of the late Arthur Wood (2014).

Dearly remembered by Arthur's companion Elsie Cornell of Cannington and several cousins.

Service will be held in Cannington on Thursday, August 14th.

As a remembrance, donations to a charity of your choice, would be appreciated.


WOOLHEAD, Daniel Sidney Woolhead - Obituary | Print |

WOOLHEAD, Daniel Sidney -

Passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014 in his 68th year at Markham-Stouffville Hospital (Palliative Care). 

Cherished husband and best friend of Carol (Appleton) for 48 years. 

Loving father of Bobbie (Ron Tapscott), Ron (Leanne) and Don (Jean).  Proud Grampa to Sydney, Shawn, Megan, Cameron, Colby, Aiden and Chevy. 

Dan will also be missed by his brother John and many in-laws.  Predeceased by parents, Sidney and Helen and Sister, Maryann.

Funeral service will be held in Uxbridge on Friday, August 15th. 

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.


BURNS, May (nee Statham) Burns - Obituary | Print |

BURNS, May (nee Statham) -

Burns_MayPassed away on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Wynfield Long Term Care.

Predeceased by her loving husband Keith Burns, her son Ken, and her siblings Allen, Edith, Lee, Verna, Claude and Alfred.

Cherished mother of Marilyn (Paul), Robert (Janet), Alfred (Deborah), Sylvia and John (Darlene).

She will be dearly missed by her 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call for visitation on Wednesday, August 13th from 12 - 2pm at ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME (124 King Street E., Oshawa), with a service to be held in the chapel at 2pm.

Following the service, interment will take place at Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated.

Online condolences may be directed to armstrongfuneralhome.net.


CHAPMAN, Christopher Chapman - Obituary | Print |

CHAPMAN, Christopher -

Chapman_ChristopherPeacefully at his home, with his wife by his side, on Friday, August 8, 2014, at the age of 56.

Beloved husband of Catherine (nee Barney) and the late Melody (nee Boyd).

Loving father of Misty (Michael) and Matt (Melissa).

Loved son of Joyce and the late Al. Cherished granddad of Tamara, Connor, Annalise, and Faith. Dear brother of Nick (Gail) and Mark (Terry).

He will also be missed by his extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held at the DESTEFANO FUNERAL HOME, 1289 Keith Ross Drive, Oshawa (south side of Taunton Road, east of Thornton Road) 905-440-3595 on Sunday, August 17th from 2 - 4  &  6 - 8pm.

A Service to Celebrate Chris’ life will be held in the DeStefano Chapel on Monday, August 18th at 2:00pm.

At Chris's request, memorial donations may be made to the Terry Fox Foundation.

Memories may be shared at destefanofuneralhomes.ca.



CUMMINS, Barton 'Bart' Thomas Cummins - Obituary | Print |

CUMMINS, Barton 'Bart' Thomas -

Cummins_BartonPeacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Friday, August 8, 2014, at the age of 84.

Beloved husband of the late Margaret “Nan” Cummins. Loving father of Judy and her husband Benny Fletcher, Sharon Cummins and Jackie Cummins.

Fondly remembered as Poppy to his grandchildren William, Crystal, Casey, Misty, Felicia, Michael, Melissa, Amanda, Lucian and Preston, and his great grandchildren Justine, Liam, Brooklyn, Matthew, Karleigh, Emma, Easton and Connor.

Dear brother of Ruth and predeceased by his many sisters and brothers.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME, 152 King Street East Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Tuesday from 7 - 9 p.m.

A complete service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, August 13th at 3:00 p.m.

Donations in memory of Bart to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

Online condolences may be made at makfuneralhome.com.



KENNEDY, Robert Leslie 'Les' Kennedy - Obituary | Print |

KENNEDY, Robert Leslie 'Les'

Kennedy_RobertPassed away peacefully with his family at Grand Falls Hospital, Newfoundland on Saturday August 9, 2014 in his 88th year.

Dearly beloved husband of Alice (nee Baker) of 63 years.

Loving father of David, Renee Livingston (Bob). Beloved “Pop” to Cheryl Gordon (Adam), Heather Wright (Mike), Kristin Montag (Kevin), Joshua Livingston (Alii) and Matthew Livingston (Ashley). Great grandpa of Hannah and Davis Gordon, and Olivia Montag.

Predeceased by siblings Susie Ralph (Raymond), Samuel (Alma), Malcolm (Lillian), Lewis (Audrey), and Daisy. Les will be remembered for his faithfulness to family and friends and for his generosity.

Visitation will be held at the Courtice Funeral Chapel (1587 Highway #2, Courtice ON, 905-432-8484) on Thursday August 14, 2014 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm.

A Funeral Service will be held at Trinity Pentecostal Church (900 King St E, Oshawa, ON L1H 1H2 905-433-1983) on Friday August 15, 2014 at 1pm.

Interment to follow at Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorial donations to Trinity Pentecostal Church Missions would be gratefully acknowledged.

On-line condolences may be placed at www.courticefuneralchapel.com.



PARKIN, Beatrice (Bea) Catherine Parkin - Obituary | Print |

PARKIN, Beatrice (Bea) Catherine -   "Express Condolences"

Parkin_Beatrice(April 19, 1926 - August 7, 2014)

On Thursday August 7, 2014 at Lakeridge Health Corp., Oshawa, ON. In her 89th year.

Beloved wife of Art Parkin for 67 years and loving mother of Fred (Elane), Terry Morelli (Steve), Tim and Rick. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren; Jennifer, Kevin, Monica, Corey, Janel, Timothy, Britany, Benjamin, Alexander and Nicholas, and by eight great grandchildren.

Dear sister of Marie, Anne, Joe and predeceased by her mother and father Maurice and Pearl, and brothers Maurice and Fred and sister Rita.

Resting at COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1587 Highway #2, Courtice, ON, (905-432-8484), where family will receive friends between 2 - 4 pm and 7 - 9 pm on Thursday, August 14th.

Mass of Christian Burial at St. Gertrude’s Roman Catholic Church, Oshawa, on Friday, August 15th at 10 a.m.

Memorial Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the CHARITY of your Choice would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be placed at courticefuneralchapel.com.



STATTON, Bruce Blain Statton Obituary | Print |

STATTON, Bruce Blain -

Statton_Bruce(October 17, 1935 to August 9, 2014) - Bruce passed away peacefully at home in Uxbridge after a brave battle with cancer (formerly of Scarborough).

Former Toronto Firefighter and former Scarborough Public Utilities Commission Employee.

Bruce was looked after by an extraordinary palliative care team which included his daughter Lisa. Beloved husband of 58 years to Violet. Much loved father of the late David (Maru), Deborah (Andy), Darlene and Lisa. Proud grandpa of Connie, Elysha (Brandon), Jacob, Bruce, Emma and Larissa. Dear great-grandpa of Mason and Cole.

Sadly missed by his sister Ruth Christmas (the late Les), brother Frank (Joyce), sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Florence and Jim Bushby, Pamela Monson, Helen Monson, Bill Monson and George and Carlene Monson; Dorothy Harrington, Jean Graham, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Frank Statton and Vera Marshall (nee Cryderman/ Statton), his brother Lorne (the late Verna), his sister Verna Attaway (the late Bert) and his son David (Maru). Special thanks to "The Boys": Jim Hord, Craig Watling and George Markle for their love and support.

Bruce was an avid volunteer throughout his life which included: coaching West Hill and Agincourt Boys Hockey and West Hill Boys Baseball, coaching Seven Oaks Girls Softball, Scarborough Centenary Health Centre, driving for Community Care Durham and co-founding the Uxbridge Cruise-In car show.

Bruce enjoyed taking care of Violet, dancing, playing the Jew's/juice harp, listening to music, volunteering, collecting classic automobiles, attending car shows, running the Uxbridge Cruise-In car show, raising funds for Community Care Durham, monthly Firefighters' breakfasts, St. Paul's Leaskdale Men's breakfasts, umpiring slo-pitch and softball in Scarborough, attending live theatre in Scarborough and North York, camping at Donro Trailer Park and hanging out with family and friends.

Until we meet again, we will miss your unconditional love for Violet, your jokes (most of them), your innate sense of direction, your love of dancing, your talent for whistling, your cat noises and your infectious smile. And most of all Dad, thank you for showing us that the same intense love at 18 years of age can last until 78.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Michael's Hospital Foundation (Toronto), Community Care Durham (Uxbridge) or The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada (www.braintumour.ca).

A Celebration of Bruce's Life will take place on Wednesday, August 20th at 6:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Leaskdale, 12251 Durham Regional Road 1, Leaskdale, Ontario (10 minutes north of Uxbridge). Black/dark clothing is not "mandatory" - feel free to wear whatever colour you choose.

Condolences/stories may be left at aftercare.org.


BENKO, Alojz 'Al' Benko - Obituary | Print |

BENKO, Alojz 'Al' -

Benko_AlojzPassed away peacefully at 88 years of age on Tuesday morning, August 5, 2014 at Whitby Lakeridge Hospital.

Loving and cherished husband of Maria (née Kirbis) for 64 years. Beloved father of daughter Slavica Alicia Benko & her husband Simon Bilodeau of Montreal, son the late Frank Benko & his wife Kelly (née Lee) of Singapore, son the late Robert Benko & his wife Tammy (née Dorman) and son Edward Benko & his wife Heather (née Gilbride).

Opa will be dearly missed by his grandchildren of whom he was proud and loved so much: Tayler and Nicholas (Edward), Joshua and Wyatt (Frank), and Jack, Natalie and Katie (Robert).

Born June 19, 1926 in Domajince, Slovenia into a loving and deeply religious family attached to their beloved parents the late Janez and Helena (née Skraban).

Survived by sister Marjeta Kvas, brother Leopolde Benko & his wife Tilika, sister Anica Mikolich and sister Ivanka Flisar in the greater Toronto area and in Slovenia by sister Tilika Zilavec, brothers Franc Benko and Vili Benko.

Worked for General Motors, Oshawa from the Fall of 1961 to his retirement in July 1991.

Deeply devoted to his family and faith. A lover of all things mechanical, Al could invent and fashion the tool as needed for any project. Always active, in his last years he best enjoyed being outside, in the garden, tending the vegetable patch and fruit trees.

We love and miss you. Rest in peace - we shall all be together again in the presence of the Lord.

We are grateful and wish to thank the family for their support during this difficult time. Sincere thanks to the kind nurses, staff and social workers at Lakeridge Whitby (4th Floor - Nurse practioner Michelle Acorn, social worker Christine Lanz) and Lakeridge Oshawa (5th Floor C Wing - Mary McAvoy, administrator, social worker Angela) who cared for him since May.

Our appreciation and thanks also to Father Manuel Duterte for the ministry to the sick at both Oshawa and Whitby.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday August 12th at St. Mary of the People Catholic Church, Oshawa at 7 pm. 

Arrangements entrusted to NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville.


CREIGHTON, William Creighton - Obituary | Print |

CREIGHTON, William -

Unexpectedly, after a long illness, on Friday, August 8, 2014, at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry, at age 82.  Bill Creighton of Port Perry.

Beloved husband of Thelma (nee Cook). Loved father of Lloyd Douglas “Doug”, Marc William (deceased), William Arthur “Bill” and his wife Donna and David Neil.

Loving grandfather of Sherri, Kenneth, Danae, Crystal, Ashley, Jessica, Brianna, Brooklyn and Hailey and great grandfather of Christian, Justin, Alyn, Chevelle, Shelby, Levi, Kingston, Declan and Creighton.

Dear brother of Joan (deceased), Lloyd and Kenneth (deceased) and his wife Shirley.

Service will be held in Port Perry on Monday, August 11th.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation or the Diabetes Association.


FELKER, Marion Dorothy (MacKillop) Felker - Obituary | Print |

FELKER, Marion Dorothy (nee MacKillop) -  

Felker_MarionSuddenly, while at her summer home in Algoma Mills, Ontario, on August 8, 2014 at the age of 86. 

Survived by her husband Donald of 60 years, her sons Andrew (Ana) and Matthew (Trish), and her three grandchildren, Christina, Nicholas and Russell. 

Marion was a longtime teacher with the Toronto and North York school boards, a wonderful tutor and later in life, a 25-year volunteer at the North York General Hospital. 

Marion will be missed by her friends and her beloved dog, Lauzon.

Friends may call at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, south of Steeles) North York on Wednesday, August 13th, from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m., with a funeral service in the chapel on Thursday, August 14th at 11 a.m.  Reception to follow.

Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the North York General Hospital Foundation or Teen Challenge Canada.



HASTED, Agnes Hasted - Obituary | Print |

HASTED, Agnes -   "Express Condolences"

Hasted_AgnesBorn on February 19, 1918 in Stirlingshire (Plean), Scotland

On August 8, 2014, at the age of 96, Agnes Hasted passed away at Regency Manor Nursing Home in Port Hope, Ontario.

Agnes, loving mother of Rick (Chris), Sue (Ken) and Greg (Lisa). 

Dear Nana of Erika (Rob), Charlene, Bradley (Amber), Ryan (Courtney), Sean, Jennifer, Kristen (Marc André), Sara (Matt) and Marcus. Great-grandmother of Jacob, Ashley, Grace, Zach, Trent, Blayke, Shauna, Jorja, Andon, Elise, Madeleine, Lincoln, Amelie and Willow.

Agnes will be missed by many extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Monday, August 11th from 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m.

Online condolences may be made to oshawafuneralhome.com.



HUTSON, Billie Josephine (Davis) Hutson - Obituary | Print |

HUTSON, Billie Josephine (nee Davis) -

Passed away quietly in her sleep in the early hours of Friday, August 8, 2014 in the late stage of her 84th year.

Predeceased by her loving husband Gordon.

Loving mother of Rick and his wife Cindy, Russ and his wife Audra and Michael and his partner Donna. Will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Courtney, Jordan, Lauren and Justin. Great-grandmother to Tyler.

Predeceased by her granddaughter Ashley.

A celebration of her life will take place on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 1-5 p.m. at 23 Claridge Crescent, Whitby, Ontario.

Please call 905-655-0876 for any information or directions as needed.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.



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