Peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 in her 88th year.
Dearly beloved wife of the late Gordon.
Dear mother of David and his wife Judy, Paul and his wife Donna-Marie, Michael and his wife Susan. Grandmother to Melissa and her husband Scott Briggs, Jamie and his wife Rachel, Brandon, Megan, Hannah, Kaitlyn, Jordan, and Grace. Great grandmother to Ayrston.
Survived by her sister Lenora and her husband Jim Broughton, and predeceased by her sister Ruby and her late husband Morley Leek.
Born on November 23, 1927, Dorothy was an active member of the Sandford Community and played an active role on the family dairy farm.
Funeral service to be held in Uxbridge on Saturday, December 20th.
In Dorothy’s memory, donations may be made to the Sandford United Church or the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital.
Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Jennifer Wilson for her compassionate care over the last nine years.
Peacefully at home, still fighting, surrounded by love, Tucker entered into his final quarter on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at age 8.
Tucker is the precious angel of Shawn and Tamara Williams. Best little brother Dyson and Dylana could ever ask for.
Loved great grandson of Pat Scanlon, Margaret Holder, George & Lois Williams, and cherished grandson of Grandma Nudy (Judy McCausland), Nani (Christine Williams), Papa Mac (Neil McCausland (Jan)), and Papa Wing-Wing & Gramma Lola (Greg Williams & Laura Collard).
Will also be missed by his many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and also the Toll, Gillan, and Westley families. Forever best friend of Zack Toll. Will also be remembered by the staff, students, families, and teammates of Norman G. Powers, the Oshawa Minor Generals, and the Oshawa Blue Knights.
Tucker’s family wishes to express a very heartfelt thank you to Dr. Cecutti, the Oncology, Bone Marrow Transplant, PAC Team, Dr. Abla, Dr. Tali, Dr. Forte and staff, all of Sick Kids Hospital, the Princess Margaret Radiation Treatment staff, the staff of CCAC, to the lacrosse and hockey communities, and to everyone for the overwhelming love and support given to them and to Tucker.
The family of Tucker Williams will receive friends at the DESTEFANO FUNERAL HOME, 1289 Keith Ross Drive, Oshawa (south side of Taunton Road, east of Thornton Road) 905-440-3595 on Monday, December 22nd from 1-4 & 7 - 9pm.
A Celebration of Tucker's life will be held on Tuesday, December 23rd at Iroquois Park Sports Centre (Pad 1), 500 Victoria Street West, Whitby, beginning at 12:30 pm.
If desired, donations may be made to the Sick Kids Foundation, or to Roswell Park Pediatric Care Centre.
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on December 16, 2014 at Uxbridge Cottage Hospital at the age of 79.
Beloved husband of Carol Ann Hoggard. Cherished father of Susan (Michael) Wood, Kim Vliek, and Wendy Henderson. Dearest grandfather to Dustin (Julia), Brittany (Kris), Emily, Mitchell (Shannon), Nikki (Matt), Jesse and Becca.
Adored great-grandfather of Luther, Aidan, Keaton, Perry and Hudson. Keith will be sadly missed by family members Shirley (David), Heidi, Heather, Mark & Matthew, along with Keith’s church, family and friends.
Visitation will take place on Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Uxbridge Baptist Church (231 Brock Street West, (905-852-3662).
A memorial service will be held at the church on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Ghana Health Team, cheques to be made payable to the Uxbridge Baptist Church or the Ghana Rural Integrated Development, P.O Box 398, Milton, ON L9T 4Y9, or online at http://grid-nea.org/donate/ , Community Care Durham, Uxbridge location or the Alzheimer’s Society.
Obituary of John Schewaga (Founder of Scugog Moving and Storage) Suddenly, on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Oshawa, at age 78.
John Schewaga, beloved husband of Jeanette (nee McNab).
Loved father of Merle Schewaga and his wife Donna of Seagrave, Johnny Schewaga and his wife Michelle of Sonya, Tim Byers and his wife Helena of Sonya, and Derek Byers and his wife Laurie of Scugog Island.
Loved grandfather "Guido" of Steven and Sandra, Dawn, Arin, Christopher, Bobby, Victoria, Winter, David and Michael and great grandfather of Madison, Camden, Kane, and Cannon.
Dear brother of Vicky Labiuk of St. Catharines and he was predeceased by his sisters Kay, Chris, Nellie, Josie, and Maulvena.
Service will be held in Port Perry on Saturday, December 20th. Interment, Whitby.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, two days shy of his 95th birthday and ten days after his 68th wedding anniversary, Gord passed away in hospital in Lindsay, Ontario.
Born Gordon Edward in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia in 1919, he was Gord to all who knew him. His early life and school years were spent with his grandparents, who raised him on their farm and sent him to school on his own horse with a rifle ticked in the saddle.
In 1943, at age 24, after working for Ferry Command as an aircraft instrument technician, Gord joined the RCAF and travelled to Toronto to train for deployment to Europe during the Second World War. This was a decision that would lead him to the woman with whom he would share the rest of his life.
Standing tall at 5’4”, Gord was issued a standard uniform by the RCAF, which required immediate alterations. He brought his uniform to the tailor shop of William Orange in Toronto. Upon arrival, he was sent to the back of the shop where the tailor’s daughter, Florence, waited to take his measurements and hem his raincoat. As she began pinning, Gord often recalled, he knew in that moment that she would always be by his side.
Gord was sent to Europe within weeks, but they wrote each other often. One day, the letters stopped abruptly. Florence soon learned that Gord, a rear gunner on loan to the RAF 620 Squadron, had been wounded in action over Northern Holland. With strength and determination, he made a full recovery and returned to Florence in July, 1945.
They were married and became Gord and Flo to all who knew them. Gord studied at the University of Toronto and began work for the Welfare Division of the City of Toronto. When he retired after 35 years with the City, he was the Chief District Administrator for the GTA.
Gord and Flo had three daughters, Erin, Dawn, and Kerry. Together, they packed their young family and all of their camping supplies into their tiny Volkswagen Beetle for countless adventures. Killbear Provincial Park was a favourite spot as was the Bay of Fundy, where Gord and Flo bought a cottage and hosted the entire family and their families for years.
Gord was a man of many gifts and interests, including woodworking. At age 85, he built a fully functional, cedar strip, ocean-going kayak that is the prized possession of his granddaughter Caitlin. During that particular project, which consumed most of his waking hours (and his workshop and the garage), Flo was by his side, day and night, holding clamps, applying fibreglass, and taking pictures.
Gord and Flo shared a lifelong love of photography. Together, they captured and captioned nearly every memory, from their early married life right up to the present. They created an extensive collection of carefully curated photographs and slides that will endure as a loving legacy of the lives of two extraordinary people and the extended family that they nurtured and encouraged to grow and thrive.
His wife Flo, his daughters Erin (Lee), Dawn (Murray), and Kerry (Bill), his granddaughters Christie (Marc), Kirsten (Arun), and Caitlin, his great grandchildren Kieran, Milenne, and Manon, will forever keep Gord in their hearts and celebrate all that he gave and all that he was: intelligent and curious, friend to so many, fighter, perfectionist, scotch drinker, photographer, woodworker, sailor, camper, avid traveller and driver, Florida Snowbird, square dancer, and most of all, loving husband and devoted dad and granddad.
The family’s deepest thanks go to Kalie and Robin, the staff at Ross Memorial Hospital, and all of Gord’s additional caregivers for their loving care and concern.
A private funeral for family and caregivers will be held Saturday, December 20th in Cannington, Ontario. A celebration of his life will be held in the spring of 2015 with details to be announced.
He would be honoured to be remembered by a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, in her 95th year.
Mom was the rock foundation of her family and passed away on the same land as she was born.
She is survived by her sons Don, Doug, Brian (Lesia), Stephen (Mary Lou) of Ladysmith BC, Phil (Ailleen); by her daughter Rosemary (Mathew) Jones of Colborne ON and by her cat Amber. She was predeceased by sons Tommy (1949), Peter (2002) and Jim (2007). Also survived by 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Mom raised her children with little financial resources but with much love and compassion. She was always a giver, generous with what she had and supportive of others. She taught her children compassion, love, empathy and the value of hard work and economy.
Mom was a strong supporter of Christ Memorial Church. She was known to have knitted hundreds of pairs of mittens for church sales and bazaars. Mother enjoyed knitting and quilting and especially enjoyed to share.
Mom was also supportive of Thickson’s Woods, the Oshawa Second Marsh and was active for many years with Boy Scouts and Brownies. Mom was ‘Brown Owl’ for many years during the 70’s and 80’s.
The family would like to thank all those who helped mother on her journey these past few months. Your kind words, dedicated support and devotion are truly appreciated.
Beloved mother of her twin sons, Ian and Sean Griffiths.
Dear sister of Ann James and Wynne Hooper, both of Wales.
She will be lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews.
At her request, a Funeral Service and Interment will take place in Wales, U.K.
Memorial Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke or Centre for Addiction and Mental Health through the NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. Bowmanville, with whom the arrangements have been entrusted.
Peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Monday December 15, 2014.
Dear mother of Penny (John) Waller, Quinn James, Tracy (Brad) James – Hockin, Rong Liu (Mac).
Loving grandmother of Cara Drew, Jonathan Waller, Jessica Waller, Lee Hockin, James Hockin, and great-grandmother of Michael Isaac Drew, Colton Drew and Jack Waller.
Dear sister of June Brundage, Beverley Vanderheide, Murray Bradt and the late Malcolm Bradt.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Clarington Beech Centre, 26 Beech Ave, Bowmanville, on Thursday December 18, 2014 at 1: 30 pm. A Reception will follow.
Memorial Donations may be made to the Hospital for Sick Children - Music Therapy Program through the NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. Bowmanville, with whom the arrangements have been entrusted.
At the young age of 68 went peacefully to be with her Lord at her oldest daughter’s home in Oshawa, Ont., on Sunday, December 14, 2014 in the afternoon.
She was surrounded by the love and care of her family during her courageous battle with treatment for a stage 3 lung cancer.
Rose-Marie will be dearly missed and is survived by her husband George Daigle and loving children Katherine, Mary-Ann, Darren and son-in-laws Joseph Cipparrone and Jody Devitt.
Granny, AKA –Kokum, will be sadly missed by her 5 grandchildren Justin and Felicia Cipparrone, Cody and Courtney Devitt, and Catherine (Daigle) Fox.
Rose-Marie leaves behind her two brothers Bernard and Patrick, and three sisters Anne-Marie, Valerie and June-Marie to join in heaven her pre-deceased brother Michael and parents Valerie (Bollinger) Reynolds and Bernard Reynolds of Mississauga, Ont.
A family celebration of her life will take place on May 30th, 2015. For more information you can contact: Mary-Ann Devitt: e-mail: email@example.comJune Harper: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Society of Canada.
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Mary Ann Neate (nee Andor) on December 14, 2014.
Predeceased by her husband, our father, John Joseph Neate in October 2000 and more recently, her daughter, Rosemary (Igel/Huggan) in June 2014.
Mary is survived by her children, John Neate (Joanne) of Ottawa, Susan Kirk (Art) of Parksville, BC, Patricia Bell (Bob) of London, England, Jane Mizanski (Roman) of Cobourg, Anna Woodfull (Ken) of Whitby and Teresa Michel (John) of Oshawa.
Mary also leaves behind 19 wonderful grandchildren and 13 exceptional great-grandchildren. We all will carry her life and memory in our hearts with joy, happiness, and gratefulness that we have been born from such strength and goodness.
Passed away at the Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Sunday December 14, 2014 in her 68th year.
Beloved wife of Michael for 42 years. Loving mother of Jennifer and husband Jordan Knarr and Brian. Cherished grandmother of Asher and Julianna.
Dear sister of Ruth Ann and husband Bruce Dietrich, Gladys and husband Jim Drever, Lynda and husband Jerry Pankratz, Patricia “Trisha” and husband John Sutherland. Will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.
Daughter of the late Stanley and Olive Ponting.
A memorial visitation will be held at Faith United United Church (1778 Nash Road, Courtice) on Saturday December 20th from 1:30 pm until 4:30 pm.
"Flowers gratefully declined.
Donations may be made in memory of Eleanor to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation (Cheque payable to P.M.C.F. #886901001123).
Winnie passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on the 14th of December, 2014 at the age of 89.
Winnie was predeceased by her husband Joe.
She leaves her children, Lynda and Gary and their children Sara and Travis, Adam and Martha; Larry and Syndi and their daughters, Susannah and Flannery; Leslie and Doug and their son Douglas; Mary-Jo and Frank and their children, Peter, Stephen and Carly; Steve and Sandy and their daughters Caitlin, Allison, and Hilary. She also leaves her four beautiful great-granddaughters, Olivia, Gabrielle, Kennedy and Bridget.
Predeceased be her siblings, William, Charlie, Bud, Theresa and Edna.
Family and friends may call McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (905)-428-8488 for visitation on Friday, December 19th from 2-4 and 7-9pm.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 20th at 11am at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, 1148 Finch Avenue, Pickering.
Memorial donations in Winnie’s name may be made to the Lakeridge Health Foundation.
Many thanks to the very compassionate team of healthcare professionals on C6 and F4 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.