Adored husband, father and grandpa, his was a quiet and peaceful death at home in the presence of family.
Married for almost 58 years to the love of his life Betty, wonderful father to David (Vicki), Kathy (Craig), Greg (Sammy) and proud grandpa to Graeme (Bailey), Kyle, Jordan, Braydon, Julie and Savannah.
Al served time as a Pilot Officer with the RCAF during the Second World War.
He went on to enjoy a long career as a writer but his favourite moments were those spent with his family at the summer cottage and on the ski slopes during the winter.
He was always proud to say he skied up until the age of 80.
Al had a great sense of humour, a love for music and was never without a book or the latest copy of The New Yorker to feed his intellect. He was a class act - suave, debonnaire and truly a gentleman, well- loved and respected.
Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Al's Life which will be held on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 424 Lawson Road, Scarborough, from 2-4 p.m.
Peacefully, on Monday, September 8, 2014 at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry, at age 81.
Norma (nee Milton), beloved wife of Paul McIntyre of Blackstock for 54 years.
Loved mother of Lisa McIntyre of Blackstock, Buck McIntyre and his wife Kim of Nestleton and Donna and her husband Chris Carr of Blackstock. Cherished grandmother of Brandi, Brittany, Clay, Grace, MacKenzie, Alexis, George, Molly and Emma.
Dear sister of Jack Milton and his wife Margaret of Stittsville and predeceased by Bill and Jim Milton.
Funeral Service will be held in Port Perry on Wednesday, September 10th, with Reverend Jim Blackmore officiating. Interment, Blackstock.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Port Perry Hospital Foundation.
Special thanks to Sharon Roberge and Susan Dickson and the wonderful staff at L.H.P.P., Dr. Mercer and Staff, George and Rosemary Hepburn and Michelle Aldridge.
Dee worked at the Willowdale Animal Hospital for the past five years and had planned to be a spokesperson for Colon Cancer Canada once she had succeeded in winning her battle against cancer.
Dee began her journey on August 23, 1964 and went out in a “Blaze of Glory” on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the Oshawa Lakeridge Hospital.
Dee will be greatly missed by her partner and love of her life, Andy Holub; daughter Hayley Eikens and partner Lucus Martin; son Joshua Eikens and partner Leanne Smith; mother Rena Brown and stepdad Eric Schaffhauser; father Fred Fisk and stepmom Carla; sister Cheryl Fisk; brother Craig Fisk and his wife Cecila, and their children James, Lauren and Ryan, beloved childhood friend, Eleanor Cook and all her aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
Retired from General Motors after 30 years of service.
Member of The Canadian Corps for 41 years.
Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Saturday September 6, 2014.
Beloved husband of the late Grace (nee Adams).
Loving father of Penny & her husband Dwayne Andrus, Tim Locke and Beth & her husband Ian Robinson.
Loving father of Penny & her husband Dwayne Andrus, Tim Locke and Beth & her husband Ian Robinson. Loving Papa to Lisa (Taylor Andrews), Steven, Jennifer (Brent Brown), Melissa (Brett Novak), and Daniel. Great-papa to Adam, Brooklyn and Quintin. Lovingly remembered by his brothers Ray and Ben and his sister Eva. Frank will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Visitation will be held at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville, on Thursday September 11, 2014 from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 pm.
A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday September 12, 2014 at 11 am, with visitation from 10 – 11 am.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to The Lung Association.
THE BATTLE WAS FOUGHT THE WARRIOR HAS BEEN TAKEN BUT HIS SPIRIT WILL LIVE FOREVER
It is with deep sadness that we announce Rick’s passing. His courageous battle with cancer lasted 4 ½ years.
Son of Gladys and the late Walter Niedziela.
Rick leaves behind companion and wife of 33 years Deb, his children Trisha, Juliana and her husband Wesley King, and son Paul. Grandchildren, Chanelle, Joshua, Malcolm and his “other” grandchildren Vincent and Victor Nguyen.
Brother of Helen (Ivan Kehoe) and James Niedziela. Brother-in-law to Sandie Kraft, Gord and Mary Thom and Jamie and Alice Thom. Cherished son-in-law of Barbara Thom.
Rick will be missed by his many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and his Fairy God child Stephanie Hordziejko. Also by many friends and colleagues.
A private celebration of Rick’s life will take place Thursday.
Passed away at his home suddenly on Saturday, September 6th 2014 at the age of 64.
John Sommerville, dear brother of Shelagh (Walter) Landsmann, and Tom (Janice) Sommerville.
Dear uncle of Tammy (Craig), Jessica and Shawna. John will be sadly missed by his dear and special friend Sally Brouwer.
Family and friends will be received at the home of Tom and Janice Sommerville, 1180 Scugog Line 8, Port Perry, on Sunday, September 21st, for a memorial visiting from 2 - 4 p.m with words of dedication about John at 3 p.m.
If you wish to make a donation, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, or to a CHARITY of your choice would be appreciated.
Peter passed away suddenly at Ajax-Pickering Hospital.
Peter was born in Sopron, Hungary and in 1950, at 16 years of age, led his family to escape from Hungary through the Iron Curtain and make a new life in Canada.
He worked as a cost accountant for Johns Manville for over 30 years before retiring and starting his own tax business until this year. He was an avid bridge player, loved watching the Leafs and Blue Jays and was intensely passionate of our family heritage . He will be sadly missed by his two sons Andrew (Patricia) and Michael along with his two beloved grandchildren Katrina and David, his brother Stephen (Nelly Joy), nieces Christina and Stephanie, nephew Charles and Kathy, the mother of his children.
On September 18th at 10:30 a.m., a funeral service will be held at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in Toronto (432 Sheppard Ave. E.), followed immediately by a luncheon reception at the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Peter's favoured charity, The Covenant House for Street Kids.
Peacefully on Friday, September 5, 2014 at Fairview Lodge in her 95th year.
Loving wife of the late Charles.
Dear mother of Sharon (the late Raymond) Recalla and Paul (Terry) Baker.
Cherished grandmother of Jackie (Joe) Carvalho, Laura Recalla (Kevin), Barb (Jack) Thompson, Kelly (Kevin) Smoke, Kim (Sloan) Hedges and great-grandmother of Cristina, Mathew, Christopher, Rebecca, Trevor, Victoria, Madison and Gavin.
Predeceased by parents Joseph and Ella Caisse and by her three brothers and two sisters.
Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Tuesday, September 9th from 1:30 p.m. until time of Service in the Chapel at 2:30 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Suddenly on Friday, September 5, 2014. Jim, in his 42nd year.
Beloved son of Jim & Patricia Johnston.
Sadly missed by his partner Dale Volpe and her family - daughters Angela (Brad), Sarah (Juan), Jessica (Brandon) and by Dale's grandchildren Riley, Jack, Dakota, Breanna and Ryan. Much loved brother of his twin Graham & his wife Lee, their children Camden and Presley and his sister Karen & her husband Mack and their children Keegan, Tavish and Sorcha.
Fondly remembered by the Brammeld, Johnston, Donnelly, Donaghy, Boyd and Frasier families in Ireland and the United States, as well as his many close family friends and those friends in Pickering.
May Jim Rest in Peace in Heaven and may his memory live on. Sacred Heart Pray for him.
Visitation will be held at McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME (28 Old Kingston Rd., Ajax 905-428-8488) on Friday, September 12th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church, (1148 Finch Ave., Pickering) on Saturday, September 13th at 10:30 am.
Jim will be laid to rest in Pine Ridge Memorial Gardens following the service.
Passed away at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre on Friday September 5, 2014.
Beloved husband of Karen.
Dear father of Jennifer (Ed). Loving grandpa of Zach, Cameron and Taylor. Dear brother of Virginia (Ginny) Merritt, Doug (Lynn) Merritt and James (Anna) Merritt. Son-in-law of Terri Moore (the late Robert Moore).
Brother-in-law of Mike (Angy) Moore, Michelle Moore, Karlene (Marilyn) Moore. Best friend of Ann & Eddie.
Special Thanks to Dr. Rena Buckstein and the nursing team at Sunnybrook HSC for their care.
A Karaoke Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday September 20, 2014 starting at 7 pm at Ajax Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 332, 111 Hunt Street.
Memorial Donations may be made to The Cancer Society or Sunnybrook Health Science Centre.
Peacefully, at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Friday, September 5th, 2014, in his 94th year.
Jack, loving husband of the late Maud (2002).
Dear father of Judith Milner (Cambridge, England), Barbara and Jan VanHaarlem (London, Ontario) and Pamela Wolstenholme (James Wilson) (Coldwater, Ontario).
Jack will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Jeffrey, Jason (Colette), Leigh (Kelly) and Toby (Tracey); seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Survived by his sisters Enid and Ruth (Brian), both of England.
Dad had a great love of animals and if so desired memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Humane Society of Durham Region.
As per Jack’s wishes, cremation has taken place.
A private family interment will be held in the spring.
Suddenly at Lakeridge Health Oshawa at the age of 73.
Predeceased by her husband Robert Strutt.
Dedicated mother to Brent (Kimberly Barkwell), Lori Nelson, and Kevin Barkwell. Loving Nana to Callum (Ashley Barkwell), Courtney (Zac Tynes), Katlynn Barkwell (Wayne Richard), Korey (Heather Barkwell), Britney Nelson. Gigi to Austin, Parker, Abby, Bryce, Cameron, Mikayla, Lundyn.
Predeceased by her brother Don and his wife Pat Mason greatly missed by her sister Brenda Chernick and family. Special friend to many. Sandra will leave a void in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.
Passed away at Matthews House Hospice Alliston on Friday, September 5, 2014 in his 74th year.
Loving father of John E. Taylor (Jennifer). Poppa Loud of Kitana and Xavius. Son of the late Phyllis and John M. Taylor and predeceased by his brother Kent W. Taylor. Sadly missed by his life partner Deborah Vaughan.
John grew up in Alliston and considered himself lucky to live in a small caring community with many of his good friends.
Funeral service will be held in Alliston on Tuesday, September 9th.
If so desired memorial donations to Matthews House Hospice, Alliston would be appreciated.
Peacefully at her home on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the age of 77.
Loving mother of Scott (Corrie) and Heather (Rob). Proud grandmother of Liam and Courtney. She will be sadly missed by Stewart, McKenzie, and many other family and friends.
Marlene was born in the Whitby/Oshawa area, the daughter of George and Clara Scott. At one time the family operated what was considered the largest egg production plant in Ontario.
Marlene and family made Cobourg home in the early 1970’s for many years before moving to Colborne when she found her little piece of paradise on the shores of Lake Ontario. She lovingly renovated a small cottage which she enjoyed for many years.
Marlene was a winter Texan; never a cold weather lover, she fell in love with a little town called Donna, Texas and made it home for the winter months. Marlene was a longtime member of Alpha Lambda, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.
A celebration of life will be held in Cobourg on Wednesday, September 10th.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.