After 94 well-lived years, Rebecca passed from our world leaving a wake of inspiration in her place.
For all who knew her there were lessons to be taken on how to stay physically, mentally, and socially fit. She strived to learn something new each day, taking up hobbies as she went through life.
Rebecca was a creative and skilled seamstress who taught for the Singer sewing company. She was a wine maker, farmer, inventive cook, dog trainer and breeder, knitter, skater, skier, swimmer, yoga practitioner, bridge player, organic gardener, and in her last decade, computer user. She encouraged everyone she knew to excel in what they did.
Predeceased by her husband Neil and siblings James Palmer, Elinor Bartlett and Ruth McKay. Rebecca will be missed and lovingly remembered by her many relatives and friends.
Our thanks are extended to all the wonderful people who work and volunteer at Uxbridge Cottage Hospital.
In keeping with Rebecca’s wishes, there will be no funeral. Cremation has taken place.
If you wish to make a memorial gesture, please consider a donation to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Foundation, The Uxbridge-Scugog Animal Control Centre or the New Animal Shelter for Uxbridge-Scugog.
It is with much sadness that we announce Al’s passing on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the age of 74.
Born in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, U.S.A on April 20th, 1940. Al attended Maryland State College in Baltimore and was an integral part of the championship wins. His discus throw earned him the NCAA national champion honours with a toss of 173 feet, 4 inches.
In January of this year, Al was inducted into the Hall of Fame, Class Umes. His accomplishments in athletics at his University were considered truly worthy of this honour. Al starred in basketball for four seasons, and was the team captain in his senior year. He would go on to play professional ball. Al was the sixth pick of the sixth round of a draft that saw only 84 players, and played a stint with the Hartford Capitals.
Al leaves his devoted wife Vera, his two step-children, Leanne and Ian and his two grandchildren Talia and Jackson.
Memorial Service will be held in Uxbridge, on Saturday, September 6th.
If desired, donations made to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
BAILLIE, Alexander James 'AJ' - "Express Condolences"
Passed away peacefully, on August 26, 2014 Lakeridge Health – Oshawa surrounded by his loving family and friends at the age of 42, after a brief but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Loving husband of Tracy. Father of Meghan, Zakk and Rodney (Courtney).
Adored son of Mary Findlay (late Jimmy). Loving brother of Danny Condie (Sam), Michelle Silva (Aldous) and Jennifer Terrill (John). Brother-in-law of Tammy Phillips (Reg), Francine Campbell and James Campbell, son-in-law of Susan Daniel.
AJ will be missed by business partner and cousin Frank (Lynda), his longtime friends Don and Elaine Barley as well as by friend and neighbour Ted Babut and the girls. AJ will be also missed by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Those who knew AJ will remember him for his sarcastic humour, love of music, coaching soccer, his motorcycle and spending time at the "Tin Palace." His courageous spirit will live on in those he has left behind and he will be dearly missed.
The family would like to extend its sincere gratitude to the caring and compassionate nursing staff of 4F at Lakeridge Health – Oshawa for taking such good care of AJ and his family.
Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Friday, August 29th from 1 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m.
Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, August 30th at 11:00 a.m.
Donations will be gratefully accepted for Pancreatic Cancer Canada or a Trust Fund for Meghan through TD Bank.
Graduating class of 1956 of the former Port Arthur General Hospital and RN at the former Oshawa General Hospital
Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg, Ontario on Sunday, August 24, 2014 in her 83rd year, Joan was called home to be with the Lord!
Beloved wife of the late Ernest H. White.
Loving and steadfast Mom to Jeffrey White (Natalie), the late Judy (Wayne Smith), Nancy (Keith Kayel), Carol (Edward Ottink) and William White. Dear Grandmother that will be missed by Laurie (John), Brandon (Luz), Leanne, Ashley, Megan (Sean), Kyle (Annelise), Aaron, Dylan, Kimberlyn, Sarah, Hope and Carter. She was predeceased by her parents, Magistrate Percival Thomas and Mrs. Edith Hake, her sister Lois (Charles) Haviland and her in laws Majors Fredrick and Bertha White of the Salvation Army.
She was also predeceased by her son-in-law Gary Smith. Joan will be missed by Charlene Haviland (niece), many other nieces, nephews, close family friends and nursing classmates.
Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Monday, August 25th, 2014.
Beloved wife of the late Clifford Roy Davidson.
Loving mother of Pamela Sygo (Gerhard) and James Davidson. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Tim Foster, Leslie Foster (Craig Knight), Jenny Sygo (David Kennedy) and great grandchildren Justin Foster, Ben and Ryan Kennedy.
Dear sister of Katherine Hamm, John Hamm, Bill Hamm, Erna Hamm, and predeceased by brother Peter Hamm and sister Margaret Friesen.
At Nettie’s request there will be no funeral service.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the CNIB in memory of Nettie.
(Active member of St. Gertrude’s CWL for 53 years, President 1975-1977 and Regional Chair 1979-1981; Facilitated RCIA program and sponsored many candidates; Secretary with the Durham Catholic District School Board)
Peacefully at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa, on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014, at the age of 88.
Loving sister of Helena Boehm and predeceased by brother-in-law Al. Beloved wife of the late John Poltz and the late Albert Kuhnen.
Predeceased by son John Jr. Cherished aunt of Anita Boehm (Siebe Kamstra), Lisa Boehm and Tanya Boehm (Michael Ploughman). Treasured great-aunt of Adelynn, Marlow, Charlotte and Morgan.
Fran will be sorely missed by extended family and many friends.
Relatives and friends may call at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King Street East, Oshawa on Friday, August 29th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Prayers at 8:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. GERTRUDE’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 690 King Street East, Oshawa on Saturday, August 30th, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. Interment Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, 355 Taunton Road East, Whitby.
Donations made in memory of Fran to POGO.CA (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario) for children’s cancer research Canadian would be appreciated.
Passed away quietly on August 25th, 2014 in her 97th year.
Devoted wife of Louis for over 62 years. Loving mother of Ronald (Margaret) and beloved grandmother of Robert and Melissa. Tilly was born in Monaghan, County Monaghan, Ireland and emigrated to Canada with her new husband in 1951.
While in Ireland, Tilly worked as the Principal in the office of W.A. McCaldin's Ltd. After arriving in Canada, she briefly worked at the Weston Area until the birth of their son, (Ronald) and became a stay-at-home mom.
The family wishes to thank Dr. S. Ruparelia and Eithne, the health professionals of 7C Lakeridge Health Oshawa, and the wonderful caring staff at the Port Hope Community Nursing Home for her excellent care over the past few years. Generous, kind support has been extended to Tilly by the Smith and Davis families.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Society, Centennial-Albert United Church or a CHARITY of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
Visitation will commence at 1:30 on Saturday, August 30th, 2014 at the MOUNT LAWN RECEPTION CENTRE, 21 Garrard Rd., Whitby with a service at 2:30 followed by interment at the same location.
Dave was born in Toronto, Ontario on January 12, 1944. He attended New Toronto High School and began his working career as a draftsman. He moved into manufacturing and worked as a purchaser for Jacuzzi, then for Stanley. Finally he entered into a partnership to set up Steelwood Doors and served as Vice President of Manufacturing until his retirement in 2002.
Dave enjoyed drawing, designing and building whimsical gifts, renovating, maintaining the grounds of his property, and collecting and restoring antiques. Every project he completed with his own special blend of creativity and attention to detail. He appreciated music, architecture, art, woodcarving, stand-up comedy, "rat rods", fine cuisine, and a good bottle of wine. He also loved a succession of Irish Wolfhounds.
David was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December 2012 and spent the next twenty months fighting it in every way he could. During this time he bought a "rat rod" and helped to direct its rebuilding, then discovered "Steampunk" and began designing and building industrial-style lamps. He led everyone who loved him throughout the journey with optimism and bravery. Dave had a true heart and loved unconditionally.
Dave is survived by his wife, Ann (nee Webb), first wife, Sandra (nee Sills), children: Julie, Aimee, Maggie (Lee), Lee (Mel), Connal (Jen) and Quinn, sisters: Tina (Ray) and Gina (Glen), and brother, Jerry (Pat). He also leaves behind neices Grace, Lindsay and Bonnie and nephews Galen, Gideon and Connor. Dave was predeceased by his mother Inez (nee Ongaro) and father, Guiseppe (Joe).
Invitations will be sent for a private memorial gathering to be held sometime in September.
Memorial donations may be made in Dave's name to the Irish Wolfhound Club of Canada Rescue or the Princess Margaret Hospital.
Gone to be with his Lord on Sunday, August 24, 2014, at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa.
Paul at the age of 64.
Devoted husband of Sheila (née Gregg) for 38 years. Loving father of Jennifer, Crystal and husband Brian Holman, Daniel and wife Victoria, and Julie. Wonderful Grampie to Jacob, Nicolas and Isabel. Dear brother of Helene Kingsley, Milan Bozic, Francine Marshman and predeceased by twin brother Alex. Fondly remembered by sister-in-law Nancy Bozic, many nieces and nephews, and the Bozic and Gregg families.
Relatives and friends may call at CROSSPOINT CHURCH, formerly United Pentecostal Church, 700 Ritson Road North (at Rossland Road East) on Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Visitation will continue on Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am.
Donations made in memory of Paul to Crosspoint Church would be appreciated and may be made through McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-5558).
Passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, August 24, 2014.
Beloved wife of the late Jack Spencer and devoted mother of the late John Spencer.
Dear sister of Elsie MacMillan (Murdie, deceased) and Ronald Gibbs (Helen, deceased). Special aunt to Barbara Cherewaty (Ted), Joanne Doyle (Dan), Bob Gibbs (Lynn), Peter Gibbs (Carol), Kathryn MacMillan, Jim MacMillan (Karin) and Brian Compeau.
Lovingly remembered by several great nieces and nephews.
Doris selflessly dedicated over 35 years of active, well-respected volunteer service with The Auxiliary Lakeridge Health Oshawa. We are very proud of her unwavering commitment toward helping others.
She will be greatly missed by her many friends and colleagues at the hospital.
In keeping with Doris’ wishes, a private family service and interment will be held.
Donations made in memory of Doris to The Auxiliary Lakeridge Health Oshawa would be appreciated and may be made through McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-5558).
Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Sunday August 24, 2014 in his 79th year.
Beloved husband of the late Joan Stapley.
Devoted father of Shawn and his wife April and Dwayne and his wife Jane. Will be missed by his long time friend Edie. Loving grandpa of Mikey (Rebecca), Amanda (Justin), Stephen, Courtney (Josh) and Sammy. Great grandfather to Lily, Evy and Jax.
Survived by his sister Marion and her husband Bev, predeceased by sister Lillian, brother Albert, and brother Aubrey. Loved by many nieces and nephews.
Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa on Wednesday August 27th from 7-9 pm and on Thursday August 28th from 12-1 pm. Funeral Service to follow in the chapel at 1 pm.
Memorial donations to the Arthritis Society would be appreciated.
Suddenly at St. Mike's Hospital on August 24, 2014 at the age of 24.
Beloved Daughter of Karen Beckett (Chris) and Jay.
Loving Sister of Jake, Reagan, and Cameron.
Cherished Granddaughter of Kay and Michael, Roy (Joan), and predeceased by Grandparents Betty and Pete.
Dear Niece of Simon (Lynn), Joanne (Brent), Michelle (Jason), Sue (Al), Martyn (Cathey), Cheryl (Tony), Daryl, Kyle, Lee-ann, and Bill.
Lovingly remembered by her cousins Karlynn, James, Cody, Jack, Adam, Sarah, Patrick, Abby, Brendan, Lauren, Sean, Christopher, Callum, Jessica, Monica, Rachel and new Caunty Dee to Brooklyn.
Visitation will be held at the COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL (1587 Highway #2, Courtice ON, 905-432-8484) on Wednesday August 27th from 6 - 8 pm, and on Thursday, August 28th from 1 - 3 pm, followed by a Memorial Service at 3pm.
Memorial donations to Canadian Tire Jump Start would be gratefully acknowledged.
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Rita on August 23 2014, at Uxbridge Cottage Hospital at the age of 85.
Predeceased by her husband Albert Leadbetter. Loving mother to Victoria “Vikki” Norris, and Elaine Leigh (Peter). Cherished grandmother to Jacki Ferrara (Alex), Chris “CJ”Norris, Sandi Leigh (John Symes) and Sean Leigh (Amanda).
Dearest great grandmother to Carter and Chloie Ferrara and Jade, Zoe and Jaxon Symes.
Memorial Service will be held in Uxbridge on Friday August 29th.
Memorial donations to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital would be greatly appreciated by Rita’s family.
Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Saturday August 23, 2014 at the age of 79.
Pre-deceased by her first husband, Bronislaw.
Beloved wife of Sebastiano.
Dear mother of Teresa (Mike), Peter, Christine (Rick), Richard and Edward.
Stepmother to Mike (Uliana), Connie (Joe) and Teresa. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Matthew, Alex and Ryan and step-grandchildren Amanda, Stephen, Lorena, Daniel, Bradley and Monica and great step-grandchildren. Irena leaves behind her sister Mary and many relatives in Poland.
Visitation will be at ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa on Tuesday August 26, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.
A Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at St. Hedwig’s Roman Catholic Church, 411 Olive Street in Oshawa on Wednesday August 27th at 10am. Interment following at Resurrection Cemetery in Whitby.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made Hospital for Sick Children or Heart & Stroke would be appreciated and may be made by visiting armstrongfuneralhome.net.
(Contributor to the elevator industry for 35 years and Member of Doric Lodge A.F. & A.M. No. 424 G.R.C. at Ajax, Ontario and raised to the sublime 32nd Degree Scottish Rite)
Loving husband for 47 years to Carol (Singer). Father of Sean (Mandy) and Angie (Mark) Shorts. Loving Grandfather of Hayden, Victoria, Jamie and Kyle. Adored brother of Andrena (Jim) Wallace and Mairi (Kip) Van Kempen. Predeceased by brother Alasdair (Fay).
Iain’s generous, welcoming nature and unique sense of humor will be fondly remembered by all.
A Special Thank you to the Campbellford Memorial Hospital staff, Dr. Bain, Dr. Parks and the nursing staff in Emerg. and on the first floor.
Please bring and share your memories at a Celebration of Iain’s Life in Peterborough on September 13th.
If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Passed away peacefully with family by her side at Lakeridge Health – Oshawa on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 at the age of 93.
Loving wife of the late Robert.
Dear mother of Raymond (Luciana), Rick (Marilyn), the late Robbie, Virginia (Mike), Carol (Harry), and the late Gordie. Cherished grandmother of Ray Jr. Cindy, Sue, Kim, Jessica, Lee, Larry Jr, Gord, Derek, Darryl and Dionne and great grand-mother of many.
She will be missed by extended family and friends. She will be remembered for her love of the Legion, darts, shuffleboard and her Coors light.
Later in life she found a love for Bingo and scratch tickets.
A Celebration of life service will be held at the ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, Branch 67 (12 York Street N., Lindsay) on Saturday, September 6th, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on August 22, 2014 at the age of 67.
Loving wife of Ian for 34 years.
Dear sister of Bernadette (Allan) Stolte and aunt of Laura of Edmonton, Alberta.
She will be missed by her many good friends especially Marie, Cindy, Orla, and Nadia and also her childhood friend Antoinette of Edmonton.
The family would like to thank the Lakeridge Health Cancer Centre, the 6th floor Palliative Care unit and Hearth Place for their care and support during this difficult time.
Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Monday, August 25th from 7 – 9 p.m. and on Tuesday, August 26th from 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hearth Place or Lakeridge Health Foundation – Palliative Care.
Like in life; always in a hurry to get to the next destination, Joan Margaret left her family and friends too early on Friday August 22, 2014 at age 69.
At Lakeridge Health Oshawa with Team Joan by her side, in grace and love she quietly left the room. Her giving spirit continues to live with her two daughters Leslie Parham (James) and Tracey Douthwright, her number one man, grandson Jeffrey, her eight grandchildren and her sister Linda Tutchener (Al). Joan’s heart was so big that it overflowed with love for her step-daughters, nieces, their spouses and their children. Her special gift was to make everyone feel like they were the most important person in the room.
However, anyone would recognize that Joan reserved a large part of her heart for her dog Annie. In Annie, Joan taught us what it was to forgive bad behaviour, to see past a grumpy demeanor and love without judgement.
Family and friends all had endearing names for Joan; Just Joan, J.J., Margie, Queen Mommy, Aunt Joan but most importantly Mom and Grandma.
The family asks you to join them in celebrating all things Joan at MOUNT LAWN RECEPTION CENTRE, 21 Garrard Road, Whitby, on Sunday, August 31, 2014 with visitation at 12:00 p.m. until time of Memorial service in the Chapel at 2:00 pm.
A devoted animal advocate and dedicated volunteer, Joan would be most pleased if in lieu of flowers, donations in her name be directed to the Humane Society of Durham Region; Gift of Life Fund.
Team Joan would like to thank all the special people at Lakeridge Health Oshawa who guided Joan and her family on this voyage; “May you all continue to share your gifts with the families you meet today and in the future.”