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DESCHAMPS, George Jacob Deschamps - Obituary | Print |

DESCHAMPS, George Jacob -   "Express Condolences"

July 30, 1942 - September 26, 2014

Passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Friday, September 26th, 2014 at Lakeridge Health-Oshawa at the age of 72.

Cherished and beloved husband of Shirley for 48 years.

Loving dad of Dave and Kelly. Adored Papa of Mandy, Tyler, Ryan, Josh and Dylan. Great Papa of Jayveon. George is survived by siblings Pete, Marie, Rosaleen and predeceased by Phil, John and Tom. George will also be missed by many other family members and friends.

As per his own wishes there will be no formal funeral service and cremation will take place.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the caring and compassionate nursing staff of the 6th floor at Lakeridge Health Oshawa for the attention given to George and his family during his stay.

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted for Lakeridge Health Foundation-Cancer Care.

Arrangements entrusted to OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King St. West (905-721-1234).

Online condolences may be made at oshawafuneralhome.com.



MIDDLETON, Doreen Middleton - Obituary | Print |


Middleton_Doreen(Proud resident of Greenwood, Ontario and member of Greenwood united church)

Passed away peacefully at Markham Stoufville Hospital on September 26, 2014 in her 92nd year.

Beloved wife for over 50 years of the late Herbert Middleton (1999).

Cherished mother of Herbert (Victoria), Brenda (Earl), Howard (Pat), Alan (Louanne), and William (Brenda).

Loved grandmother of Denise, Mark, Alison, Alex, Grant, Brian, Marin, Jason, James and Jeff.

Loving great-grandmother of Jordan, Julianna, Silas, Megan, Logan, April, Lucas.

Pre-deceased by siblings Marie, Eddie, Joan, Frank and Denis.

Lovingly remembered by her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held at BARNES MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 5295 Thickson Rd. N Whitby on Monday, September 29th, from 7:00 - 9:30pm.

Doreen will be laid to rest beside her husband at Salem Cemetery on Tuesday September 30th at 1:00 p.m. followed by a service to remember and celebrate Doreen at Greenwood United Church on Tuesday, September 30th at 2:00pm.

In memory of Doreen, memorial donations to Greenwood United Church would be appreciated.

Online messages of condolence may be made at barnesmemorialfuneralhome.com.



MORGAN, Roy Clinton Morgan - Obituary | Print |

MORGAN, Roy Clinton -   "Express Condolences"

Morgan_RoyJuly 16, 1939 - September 25, 2014

Suddenly at the Toronto East General Hospital on Thursday September 25 in his 75th year.

Roy, beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, is survived by his children Clinton, Anne Marie, Sandra, Carlos, Patricia and Mark.

Friends and relatives will be received at the GIFFEN-MACK DANFORTH FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main Subway stn.) 416-698-3121 on Friday, October 3rd for a visitation from 6-9 P.M.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, in the GIFFEN-MACK Chapel, at 11A.M.

Interment to follow at Thornton Cemetery, 1200 Thornton Rd. Oshawa, Ontario.

A reception will be held, following the interment, at approximately 4:00 P.M. at the OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King St. W. Oshawa, ON, 905-721-1234.

Condolences can be made at giffenmackdanforth.com.




MOWAT, Audry Mowat - Obituary | Print |

MOWAT, Audry -

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Ross Memorial Hospital Lindsay, on September 26, 2014.

Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Carlyle McGill and William Frederick Mowat.

Cherished Mother of Joan (Barry), Diane (Dennis), Rodney (Susan), Barbara (Paul), Judy (Sandy), Heather (Nick), and Karen (Doug).

Survived by her siblings Doreen Ross and John Foley and pre-deceased by Frank Foley.

Loved and Loving grandmother and great-grandmother.

Audry will be missed and fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In honour of Audry a celebration of life reception will be held at BARNES MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 5295 Thickson Rd. N Whitby on Friday, October 3rd from 12:30-2:30pm.

A special thanks to the 3rd and 4th floor of the Ross Memorial Hospital, Palliative Care unit and to Dr. Francis.

In memory of Audry, memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to your CHARITY of Choice.

Online messages of condolence may be made at barnesmemorialfuneralhome.com.



PIETERSEN, Lester Pietersen - Obituary | Print |


Pietersen_Lester(April 30, 1972 – September 26, 2014)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lester on Friday, September 26, 2014.

Beloved son of Hubert and Lucia (nee Segers).  Brother to Hugh (Sandy) and Tertia (Dishan). Uncle to Mari and Quinn. 

Lester will be deeply missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Lester enjoyed spending his time with his family, his pets and his friends. 

Lester was a lifelong fan of Liverpool F.C. and spent countless hours golfing.

Visitation will be held at the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME (28 Old Kingston Road Ajax, ON 905-428-848) on Monday, September 29th from 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. and Tuesday, September 30th from 4 - 8 p.m.

A funeral service will be held at St. Paul's on the Hill Anglican Church in Pickering (882 Kingston Road Pickering ON 905-839-7909) at 1 p.m., followed by a private burial.

A guestbook may be signed on-line at mceachniefuneral.ca.



SAMIS, A. Evelyn Samis - Obituary | Print |

SAMIS, A. Evelyn -

Samis_EvelynAge 91 years. Passed away peacefully at her home, Seasons Retirement Community on Friday, September 26, 2014.

Beloved wife of the late Hugh. 

Dear mother of Larry Samis (Janice), Nancy Kunkel (Paul Kerley), Judy Hooper (Bruce), Bryon Samis (Sally) and Brent Samis (Sheelagh).  Adored Grandma of Tara, Tim, Vanessa, Jennifer, Brett, Jillian, Breanne, Lauren, Alesha and Amanda.  Loving GG of her 13 great-grandchildren. 

Dear sister of Laurine Peel, Dorothy Smith and Jack Henderson.  She will be lovingly remembered by her nieces, nephews and many friends.

Visitation will be held at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. N., Bowmanville on Monday, September 29th from 6 – 8 pm. 

A Funeral Service will be held at Newcastle Fellowship Baptist Church, (200 King Avenue East, Newcastle) on Tuesday September 30th at 1 pm, with visitation from 12 – 1 pm.  Interment Bowmanville Cemetery.

Memorial Donations may be made to Newcastle Fellowship Baptist Church.


STOKELL, Christine 'Chrissie' Stokell - Obituary | Print |

STOKELL, Christine 'Chrissie' -

Stokell_Christine(June 23, 1942 – September 26, 2014)

Passed away suddenly Friday, September 26, 2014 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, with her husband Gordon, and daughter Helen at her side.

Survived by brother Charles (in England). She will be greatly missed by family, and many friends.

Donations in her memory to the St Vincent de Paul Society at Holy Redeemer Church or Peterborough Regional Health Centre are preferred. 

Visitation at McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Old Kingston Road, AJAX (905-428-8488) Tuesday, September 30th from 6 to 9 pm.

Funeral Mass at Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church, (796 Eyer Drive, Pickering) on Wednesday, October 1st at 11am.

Online condolences in memory of Chrissie may be offered at mceachniefuneral.ca.



BAHNSEN, Derek Bahnsen - Obituary | Print |

BAHNSEN, Derek -

Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on September 25, 2014 at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville at the age of 85 after a brief and courageous battle with cancer.

Deeply missed by wife Flora (Flo) of 59 years; daughter Leslie Booth (Raymond Tsukada); grandson Derek Booth (Daniela) and great granddaughter Olivia.

Sadly missed by family in Newfoundland, Ottawa and the United States. Fondly remembered by the Tsukada, Parent and Forester families. Also by his many friends at Wilmot Creek.

Special thanks to the nurses and staff in continuing care at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville for their compassion and care.  Thanks to Dr. Bharucho for his support.

As his wish, Derek will be cremated with no service.

Those wishing to honour his life may make a donation to Lakeridge Health Bowmanville or the Canadian Cancer Society.


BLAKE, Ernest William Blake - Obituary | Print |

BLAKE, Ernest William

Blake_ErnestAt GlenHill Marnwood with family by his side on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the age of 91 years.

Ernest, beloved husband of the late Beatrice.

Loving father of Don and his wife Anna, Patsy and her husband Paul Scott, Randy and his wife Sharon, Katherine Blake and Russell and his wife Shirley.

Loved grandfather of Thomas (Laura), Steve (Sarah), Jeff (Melissa), Jerome (Trisha), Melissa, Nicole (Jordan), Tamara (Paul), Jason (May), Andrew and Diana. Loved great-grandfather of Jamie, Charlie, James, Kate, Archer, Ethan, Boyd, Wesley, Justin and Alisha. Dear brother of the late Harvey, Laura and Ed.

Friends may pay their respects at the MORRIS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 4 Division Street, Bowmanville on Sunday, September 28th from 11 – 1 p.m.

Funeral service in the MORRIS CHAPEL on Sunday at 1 p.m. Interment Bowmanville Cemetery.

Donations in Ernie’s memory to St. John’s Anglican Church would be gratefully appreciated.


KELLY, Margaret (nee Mester) Kelly - Obituary | Print |

KELLY, Margaret (nee Mester) -

Kelly_MargaretOn Thursday, September 25, 2014, after courageously battling gallbladder and liver cancer, Margaret Kelly succumbed to her illness one week after her 88th birthday.

She was surrounded by her family during the course of her illness.

Margaret, loving wife to the late Judge Joseph Patrick Kelly, beloved mother of John(Lynore), Tom (Helen), Dan (Leslie) and Mary (Pietro).

Loving grandmother of Alex, Aidan, Emma, Benjamin, Sophie, Spencer, Charlotte, Joseph, Matthew and Michael.

Dear sister to Helen, Betty, and the late Barbara and Les. She grew up in Welland and London, ON.

In her youth, she was a member of the Catholic League, the Catholic Women’s League as well a sharp businesswoman. She was a talented artist, an avid bridge player and gardener. She adored her family and will be greatly missed.

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, September 28th from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9pm.

A funeral mass will be held at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 903 Giffard Street, Whitby(905-668-3676) on Monday, September 29th at 10:30am.

 Memorial donations to ShareLife or the Canadian Cancer Society are appreciated.

Memories may be shared at destefanofuneralhomes.ca.



KEPPY, Christopher Roy 'Chris' Keppy Obituary | Print |

KEPPY, Christopher Roy -

Keppy_ChrisChris, husband of Sheryl and father of Sean (Megan), Josiah, and Kevin. He passed away on Thursday, September 25th, 2014.


Chris was born in Niagara Falls 58 years ago. He was the son of Donald and Myrna Keppy and the brother of Bob and Jane (Tony Cockshutt).

Chris attended A.N. Myer Secondary School and graduated from Ryerson University. He was a resident of Whitby, Ontario and for many years was a video editor for YTV in Toronto.


A service of celebration will be in Niagara Falls on Tuesday, September 30th.



SELLERS, William Paul Sellers - Obituary | Print |

SELLERS, William 'Paul' -

(May 9, 1952 - September 25, 2014)

Surrounded by his family, Paul peacefully succumbed to his long fight with cancer. 

His memory lives on with his wife Debi Drennan-Sellers,  and his three children Tyler, Codi and Christian. 

Survived by his sister Maureen Hastings and her family, Dan and sons Kyle and Aaron. 

Paul was very passionate about music and anything to do with sound and audio, so please remember him in your favourite songs - as we all will!

Memorial Service will be held in Uxbridge on Tuesday, September 30th. 

As an alternative to flowers the family would prefer donations to " standup2cancer.ca."  Paul was passionate about this organization and its mission to win the battle against cancer.


YEO, Cecil Waverley Yeo - Obituary | Print |

YEO, Cecil Waverley -

World War II Veteran  (Royal Canadian Engineers)

Peacefully passed away at Sunnybrook Hospital - Veteran’s Care Facility on Thursday September 25, 2014

Beloved husband of the late June Yeo for 63 years. 

Dear father of Linda Yeo and Robert Yeo and Robert Yeo, and predeceased by his son Ronald Yeo.

Cherished & much loved grandma of Jeffrey & his wife Sherri-Lynne.

Dear brother of Ruby Pogue and brother in law to Marion Yeo.

Cecil will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends.

A Graveside Service will be held at BOWMANVILLE CEMETERY on Thursday October 2, 2014 at 1 pm. 

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to Memorial Hospital Foundation, Bowmanville through the NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME 53 Division St. N. Bowmanville, with whom arrangements have been entrusted.


COWIE, Brian Cowie - Obituary | Print |

COWIE, Brian -

Cowie_BrianGone to be with his Lord and Saviour, at his home in Oshawa, on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Brian at the age of 69.

Beloved husband of Barbara (née Spencer). Loving father of Brian Cowie (Gordana), Cindy Cowie (Brian Donaldson), Rebecca Lemay (Jerry), Adam Cowie (Jenny) and predeceased by Jacob. Step-father of Brent Cassel (Anna), Paul Cassel (Jessica), and Emily Cassel (Nial).

Remembered by his grandchildren Nikola (Nik), Adrina, Riley, Jeremy, Curtis, Caitlyn, Nathan, Jordan, Adan, Logan, Morgan, Amber and Ander.

Dear brother of Elva, Russell, Lorraine, Owen, Sandy, William and predeceased by Alvin and Kevin. Predeceased by his parents Clarence “Rex” and Elva Cowie.

Relatives and friends may call at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

Visitation will continue at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 461 Phillip Murray Avenue, Oshawa on Monday, September 29th from 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am.

Donations made in memory of Brian to Emmanuel Baptist Church would be appreciated by his family.

Online condolences may be made at makfuneralhome.com.



FOWLER, Beverly (Nee O’Hanley) Fowler - Obituary | Print |

FOWLER, Beverly Fowler (Nee O’Hanley) -

Fowler_BeverlyMay 9th 1946 - September 24th 2014

On this day the lord opened his arms and welcomed you home, he gave you your wings to be free and you became our angel.

In loving memory of Beverly Ruth Joan Fowler. Mother of Kelly, Connie, Cal, and Tanya. Grandmother of Katelyn, Patrick, Joseph, and Christopher. Great Grandmother of Noah. Sister to (Gail, Diane, Elaine, Kathy, Tommy, Paul, Ian, David). Also an aunt friend and nanny to several others along the way.

"A feeling of silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget"

Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. Forever will you live on in the hearts of all those whose lives you've graced your presence upon.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation Or the Canadian Cancer Society

Visitation for Beverly Fowler will be held at McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME 28 Old Kingston Rd., Ajax ON L1T2Z7 (905)-428-8488. On Monday September 29, 2014 from 2:00 pm 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

A Funeral Mass will be at Holy Redeemer Church Catholic Church 796 Eyer Drive, Ajax, at 11:00am on Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014. Interment to follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery at 355 Taunton Road.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation Or the Canadian Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be made at mceachniefuneral.ca.


LEPAGE, Chantal Lynn Lepage - Obituary | Print |

LEPAGE, Chantal Lynn (Born- Michelle Bockus) -

Passed away peacefully, after a 18-month battle with leukemia, at Rouge Valley Hospital Ajax on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 with her husband by her side.

She leaves behind the Lepage family; parents Lise and Jean-Yves; brothers Richard (Karine) and Michel, and nieces and nephew Mia, Felix, and Jeannot. We thank the Lepage family for their life changing contribution to her early life.

She is also survived by her brother Timothy Bodanow, and her nephew Dylan and nieces Kayla and Emma; by her devoted husband of 22 years, Paul Desormiers, his parents Lazina and Roger, and her beloved cat Charlie. She will also be missed by her best friends Brigitte, Doug, and Margaret who were always their to support her, as well as her colleagues and friends at the Royal Bank head office where she worked for over 23 years.

A special thanks to Dr. Baker, Dr. Nicholas, and the entire staff at Rouge Valley Hospital Ajax for their many months of intense care and devotion when others turned their backs, against all odds your support allowed us to bring her for her last 3 glorious weeks at home on her birthday in August.

Service will be held in Ajax on Sunday September 28th.

Chantal lost her sister, Lisa Bockus, to her own cruel battle with cancer in late 2013.  May you NOW be eternally at peace in each other's heavenly embrace.



McGREGOR, Donna (nee Elliott) McGregor - Obituary | Print |

McGREGOR, Donna (nee Elliott) -   "Express Condolences"

(October 19, 1956 - September 24, 2014)

Peacefully, at her home in Oshawa with her loving daughter at her side on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at the age of 57.

Loving mother of Karen and Sheila. Cherished Nanna of Kayden, Karis and Mekyle. Dear sister of Harold and Garry.

Donna will be missed by her close friends and extended family.

It was Donna’s wish to forgo the sorrow of a funeral, and would like her friends and family to attend a celebration of her life at THE STONE COTTAGE PUB (3750 Kingston Rd., Scarborough, at the intersection of Kingston Rd. and Scarborough Golf Club Rd.) on Sunday, October 19th at 2:00 p.m., on what would have been Donna’s 58th birthday.  

Memorial donations to Lakeridge Health Oshawa – Cancer Care would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be made at oshawafuneralhome.com.



McLEOD, Overton Amar 'Ovie' McLeod - Obituary | Print |

McLEOD, Overton Amar 'Ovie' -

McLeod_Overton(April 26, 1996 - September 22, 2014)

Our beloved Ovie came into this world and blessed us with 18 years full of beautiful smiles, funny jokes, random lyrics and dance moves. 

Overton was naturally charming, without saying a word. 

Any goal he ever put his mind to, would be accomplished with ease.  He truly was the amazing and wonderful young man we all knew and loved.

There are no known words to describe the void created by the loss of Overton’s physical presence here in the physical world, but his forever loving parents, Omar & Amanda, and his ever loving family and friends know that it is only a matter of time before their souls reunite.  Until then, may we find peace in our faith and belief that our Ovie continues to remain with us in spirit, watching over us, and there to comfort us whenever we call.

Beloved son of Omar & Amanda; Grandson of Debbie & Sam, Rosie & Johnny and Mr. Wilkin McLeod; Brother of Alisha & Octavia, Omar Jr. & Vanessa; Nephew of Jenny, Christina, Cwentun, Donna, Debbie, Tanya, Tesha, Hallie-Ann and Great Uncle Dale; Cousin and Dearest Member of a loving extended family and friends.

Overton will be laid to rest on Sunday September 28, 2014.  His service will commence at 1:00 pm at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville.  Interment at Bowmanville Cemetery.

Memorial Donations may be made to Kids Help Phone.


NOBLE, Shirley Margaret Adele (Davis) Noble - Obituary | Print |

NOBLE, Shirley Margaret Adele (nee Davis)  -

Noble_Shirley(February 5, 1935 - September 24, 2014)

Passed away peacefully on September 24, 2014 in her 80th year.

Best friend and companion to Chris Van Roosmalen. Loving mother to John, Jim (Trish), Linda (Carey) and predeceased by her son Bob.  Proud grandmother to Robert and Rachelle (Andrew) and loving great grandmother to Abbey.

Beloved sister to Gord (Helen). She will also be remembered by extended family and friends.

She was a proud long-time member of Legion Branch #606 Ladies Auxiliary.

Family will receive friends at the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME (28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax, 905-428-8488) on Saturday, September 27th from 11:30 – 1 p.m.  Funeral Service to follow at 1 p.m. in the chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the CHARITY of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

Online condolences may be signed at mceachniefuneral.ca.



O’DONNELL, Doris Kathleen (Northey) O'Donnell - Obituary | Print |

O’DONNELL, Doris Kathleen (Northey) -          "Express Condolences"

ODonnell_DorisIt is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of their Mother and Grandmother on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at the age of 95.

Beloved wife of the late Patrick Edward.

Loving mother of Allan O’Donnell (Jane), Judith Knocker (Mal) and Kathy Stroud (Bob). She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Susan, Scott, Stacey, Meagan, Lindsay, Chelsea and ten great grandchildren.

Sadly missed by her sister Marie (Bill) and her brother Percy. Predeceased by her siblings Ronald, Geoffrey, Jim, Margaret, Peggy and Josephine.

Mom had a very busy and fulfilling life until a fall at the age of 92. The last three years have been very hard.  The family is very grateful for the wonderful care she received at Hillsdale Terraces from the staff in Cedar Heights.

A Celebration of Life will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Sunday, September 28th from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the CHARITY of your choice.

Online condolences may be made at oshawafuneralhome.com.



CHAMILLIARD, David Alan Chamilliard - Obituary | Print |


Chamillard_DavidSeptember 3, 1953 - September 23, 2014

Passed away suddenly at his residence on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at the age of 61 years.

David, forever remembered by Donna.

Loving son of Terry and the late Clayton.

Dear father of Kevin and Kirsten.  Will be missed aunt Sydna.

Friends may call at MOUNT LAWN RECEPTION CENTRE 21 Garrard Rd. Whitby (N of Hwy #2) 905 443-3376 for visitation on Tuesday, September 30th from 10 a.m. until time of memorial service in our Chapel at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.



DEAR, Gary Dear - Obituary | Print |

DEAR, Gary -

It is with great sadness that the family of Gary Dear announces his passing after a long courageous battle against his many medical issues, on Wednesday, September 23, 2014, at his home, at age 62.

Gary Dear, dearly loved husband of Sharane (nee Slute) of Scugog Island. 

Loving and supportive step-father of Adam Ross and his wife Rachel of Cochrane Alberta, and Ian Ross and his wife Kristen of Port Perry. Loving father of Robyn Dear and Deanna Dear.

Gary was a loving brother of Diane and her husband Paul Kirby of Whitby, and Randy Dear (deceased) and his wife Cheryl of Toronto. Best fun loving Papa/Grandpa to Kailyn, Kalei, Jaxson and Eli Ross.  Dear brother-in-law of Brian Williams (deceased), Bill and Debbie Slute, Brian Slute, and Ken and Lorie Slute. Much loved son-in-law of Eileen and Lorne (deceased) Slute.

Dear uncle of Cindy Gillies, Dale Mar, Jason, Stuart and Taylor Dear, Jeff, Corey, Allison, Gillian, Leedell, Kayla and Meaghan Slute. Will be missed by his canine gal Holly.

Service will be held in Port Perry with Reverend Elaine Lush officiating.  Private interment.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Charles H. Best Diabetes Centre.


KASTEL, Mary (Biro) Kastel - Obituary | Print |

KASTEL, Mary (nee Biro) –

Peacefully on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Lakeridge Health Port Perry at the age of 93.

Mary, beloved wife of the late John Kastel (2001).

Much loved mother of John A. Kastel. Dear sister of Irene Menyhart, Alec Biro and his wife Louise, and the late Barbara Farkas. Mary will be missed by her nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at theARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa on Friday, September 26th from 1pm until the Funeral service at 2pm. Cremation.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.

To share an online condolence please visit www.armstrongfuneralhome.net.


MEDWEDEW, Nykolay 'Nick' Medwedew - Obituary | Print |

MEDWEDEW, Nykolay 'Nick' -

Medwedew_Nykolay(Longtime employee of the Oshawa Public Utilities Commission)

At ReachView Village Long Term Care in Uxbridge on Monday, September 22, 2014. Nick, in his 90th year.

Beloved husband of Anna (née Kuz).

Loving father of Susan and her husband Doug McGraw of Whitby. Devoted grandfather to Meagan, Melanie and Madison. Cousin of William Duchanin and his wife Frieda of California.

Predeceased by his parents Paul and Luba Medwedew. Will be fondly remembered by his extended family in Russia.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Thursday, September 25th from 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am. Interment Thornton Cemetery.

Donations made in memory of Nick to the SickKids Foundation for the 8th Floor Oncology would be appreciated by the family.

Online condolences may be made at makfuneralhome.com.



FRAMPTON, Guy Malcolm - Obituary | Print |

FRAMPTON, Guy Malcolm -

Frampton_GuyPassed away peacefully at Scarborough General Hospital on Monday, September 22, 2014 at the age 78.

Dearly loved husband and best friend of Karin Frampton.

Loved and respected Father of Pamela LaLonde and her husband Andre, Judy Marino and her husband John, Andy Lanzinger and his wife Margarita, Ron Lanzinger and his wife Jennifer and Hans Haemmerle.

Loved Grandfather of Brittney, Kiana, Andreas, Alexandra, Cody, Annaliese.

Fondly remembered by his brothers Charlie and Wayne and his sisters Beverely, Edith, Joy, Trudy, Geraldine, Jackie, Barbara and their families.

Visitation at BARNES MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 5295 Thickson Rd. N., Whitby from 1:00 p.m. Friday until time of memorial service in the Barnes Chapel at 2:00 p.m.

In memory of Guy, memorial donations to SickKids Foundation would be appreciated.

Messages of condolence may be forwarded to barnesmemorialfuneralhome.com.



FRANCIS, James Edward 'Jim' Francis - Obituary | Print |

FRANCIS, James Edward 'Jim' -

Francis_JamesSuddenly passed away at home on Monday September 22, 2014 at the age of 66.

Loving son of the late Lewis and Iva Francis.

Dear brother of Clifford, Linda (Joe) Slappendel, Bruce (Joan), Nancy (Byron) Kellett, Ed (Darlene) and Ruby.

Cherished uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Jim is also predeceased by his brothers Ken and Ron.

He will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by all those who knew him.

Visitation will be held on Friday September 26, 2014 at   NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville, at 11 am.

A Funeral Service will follow in the Chapel at 12 noon.

If desired, Memorial Donations may be made to The Children’s Wish Foundation.


HISCOCK, Garland Hiscock - Obituary | Print |

HISCOCK, Garland Leslie Barnes -

Hiscock_Garland(August 29, 1923 - September 22, 2014)

Garland Leslie Barnes Hiscock, age 91 years, passed away peacefully on September 22, 2014.

He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by Vera, his wife of 66 years. Much loved father / father-in-law to daughter Elizabeth and son-in-law Robin, and son Leslie and daughter-in-law Victoria. He was cherished by his grandchildren Kaity, and Stephanie and Joshuah.

Garland grew up in Newfoundland. When WW2 arrived, he exaggerated his age and enlisted to serve overseas. Discharged as a young man, Garland settled in Toronto where he met his wife and they created a loving home to raise a daughter and son.

Garland was employed by Loblaws Supermarkets Limited for more than 35 years before retiring to the south shore of Rice Lake. He was a personable man with many friends who enjoyed his humour and mischievous nature. Garland loved the outdoors; in the summer, he fished and camped and in the winter, he skated. Hockey was his passion for many years and he was an enthusiastic armchair coach.

He was an active member of Tango Sierra and TransCanada radio clubs and had lively conversations over the airwaves about every topic imaginable.

In recent years, Garland suffered from severe dementia leaving his family to safeguard their memories of a loving husband, awesome Dad and fun-loving grandpa. We promise not to forget.

Cremation.  Private family service to take place at a later date, with internment in Newfoundland.

Please honour Garland’s memory by performing an act of kindness that will brighten someone’s day.  

A Guest Book may be signed on-line at mceachniefuneral.ca.



KENT-DAVIDSON, Susan Aileen Kent Davidson - Obituary | Print |

KENT-DAVIDSON, Susan Aileen Kent -

Kent-Davidson_Susan(October 22, 1945 - September 19, 2014)

Exuberant Writer, Patient Revolutionary. While scoring top marks in English at Calgary's Viscount Bennett High, Susan rocked the Kent household, spinning LPs on the family hi-fi and nurturing what would become a lifelong passion for political activism.

To a backbeat from the Beatles and Trotsky, she earned her BA with Honours at the University of Alberta (Calgary) in 1967. Susan's keen intellect enlivened a bungalow brimming with challenging offspring.

Mom Aileen patiently kept her brood in line as Dad Parker clacked at the old Underwood, at times framing his Calgary Herald editorials more firmly to the right in response to his eldest daughter's views.

Her career as an editor began a year later at Mel Hurtig's fledgling Edmonton publishing firm, where she helped give the enterprise a national profile with a string of nonfiction bestsellers. She then moved to London, England, landing a job at the prestigious literary publisher André Deutsch and working with legendary editor Diana Athill.

In letters to friends, she vividly described glamourous parties attended by the most celebrated international authors of the day, also the trials of living in a cold-water flat.

Upon returning to Canada, she worked briefly at Maclean's under Peter C. Newman's editorship before rejoining the book world as an on-staff editor at the University of Toronto Press and, later, as a freelancer for various Canadian publishers, including McGill-Queen's University Press.

Amidst all of this, Susan took a sojourn at the University of Sheffield, where she read German Comparative Literature. Ever the family authority on grammar, syntax and style, it was a chastened Kent sibling who dared ask Susan's advice on a written text: nothing less than perfection would be the goal.

When Internet communication and advocacy beckoned, Susan became a spirited blogger for the Pogge (Peace, Order and Good Government, eh?) website, expressing the ideals she held as a committed member of the New Democratic Party.

Susan was devoted to her husband Rik Davidson, a much-respected editor at UTP, whom she married in 1988. Their Annex home was the site of many memorable parties, Robbie Burns fetes and Christmas dinners featuring the traditional goose. It was also a haven for numerous cats in need of rescue. Susan cared tirelessly for Rik through a debilitating illness until his death in 2006.

In recent years, Susan lived in Oshawa. She passed peacefully there on September 19th at Lakeridge Health from complications resulting from cancer.

The family thanks the caring physicians, nurses and caregivers at Lakeridge for providing such compassionate support, also Lorna and Gus in Oshawa who helped Susan in countless ways over the past few years.

Susan was predeceased by her father Parker Kent and her mother Aileen Kent. She is survived by members of her loving family: eldest brother Peter Kent and his wife Cilla; sisters Adele Kent and Norma Kent; brother Arthur Kent; Susan's lovely niece Trilby Kent and her husband Daniel Webb and their beautiful daughter Clea Webb; Rik Davidson's children Laurence and Sacha Davidson; and extended members of the Davidson family.

Susan will be much missed by a host of admiring friends and colleagues.

A celebration of Susan's life will be held in Toronto at a later date.

Please visit ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME'S website armstrongfuneralhome.net for further details and updates.

Susan was an unconditional cat lover. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the cause of animal rescue and in particular to the Humane Society of Durham Region (Whitby, ON, 905-665-7430) would be appreciated. You may also visit humanedurham.com to make an online donation.


LEE, Nicole (nee Leroux) Lee - Obituary | Print |

LEE, Nicole (nee Leroux) -    "Express Condolences"

Lee_NicoleApril 23, 1975 - September 22, 2014

Passed away at home, surrounded by her family on Monday, September 22nd, 2014, in her 40th year.

Beloved wife of Ryan.

Loving mother of Dylan, Conner, Amber, Calista, Cameron and Ethan. Dear daughter of Cherill Taylor and Jerry Leroux.

Survived by her siblings Michelle Mills, John Leroux, Kurk and William Booth and predeceased by Ian.

Visitation will be held at the COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL 1587 Highway #2, 905-432-8484 on Saturday, September 27th from 11:00 am. until time of funeral service in the chapel at 1:00 pm.

Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Make a Wish Foundation would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be made at couticefuneralchapel.com.



McDOWELL, David Bruce McDowell - Obituary | Print |

McDOWELL, David Bruce -

Passed away peacefully at home on Monday, September 22, 2014 in his 83rd year after a courageous battle with cancer.

Loving husband of Anne McDowell. Dear father of Darryl and Derek (Megumi) McDowell. Cherished grandfather to granddaughter Izumi.

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

Funeral service will be held in Uxbridge on Friday, September 26th.

Donations may be made to a mission of your choice.


TOTTEN, George Louis Totten - Obituary | Print |

TOTTEN, George Louis, P.Eng. -

Died peacefully in Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on Monday, September 22, 2014 in his 89th year.

He is survived by his best friend and wife of 63 years, Doreen Totten (neeAllen). Dear father of Catherine (Bill) Bryck of Toronto, Bob (Manuela) of Cobourg and Jim of Calgary. Loving grandfather of Michael (Ashley), Kelly, Victoria, Christopher and Alexandra. Also lovingly remembered by Tara (Patrick).

Survived by sisters Mary Broad and Rose (Bill) Golly and his brother, Harvey. Predeceased by his sister Maxine (Jim) Kaiser.

Born and raised in Indian Head, Saskatchewan, George served in the Canadian Army and then commenced studies at the University of Saskatchewan where he graduated with a Civil Engineering degree in 1949. He moved east to Ontario where he met the love of his life, Doreen in Brampton and they were married in Orangeville July 28, 1951.

In 1953, they moved to Cobourg where George served as county engineer for United Counties of Northumberland and Durham from 1953 until 1962.  In 1962, he left the Counties to establish George L. Totten, Consulting Engineer which later grew to become the very successful engineering firm of Totten, Sims and Hubicki.

George was proud to be a Rotarian, a Past President of the Cobourg Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. George spent many hours as a Cobourg volunteer including coaching hockey and softball teams. His softball team won a Provincial championship for Cobourg.

The Totten family would like to thank the staff at Rosewood Estates and Cobourg Landmark/Extendicare for their loving care and kindness.

The funeral service will take place in Cobourg on Thursday, September 25th.

Donations to the Parkinson Foundation, Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Rotary Club of Cobourg would be appreciated by the family.


BRANDON, Joyce Brandon - Obituary | Print |

BRANDON, Joyce -

(Charter member of Legion Auxillary Br. 141)

Entered into rest peacefully at Lakeridge Health Services in Port Perry on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Joyce C. Brandon (nee Doo) in her 89th year.

The beloved wife of the late John Wm. Brandon (1983).

Loving mother of Larry (Susan) of Toronto, Paul of Sunderland and Jo-Ann (Don) Nicholson of Cannington. Dearly remembered by 3 grandchildren Paul (Trinia) Brandon, Michael (Angie) Nicholson and Brittany (Trevor) Barton, and 3 great grandchildren Emily and Tyler Nicholson and Adelaide Brandon.

Predeceased by her brother Robert Doo (2014).

Friends are invited to attend a 'Celebration of Life' gathering at the Sunderland Legion Hall on Saturday, September 27th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

As a remembrance, donations to Brock Community Care, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 141 in Sunderland or a CHARITY of your choice, would be gratefully appreciated.


EYRE, Ronald Eyre - Obituary | Print |

EYRE, Ronald -

Eyre_RonaldApril 4, 1934 - September 21, 2014

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Ron on Sunday September 21st 2014.

Loving husband to Jean for 62 years.

Devoted father to Jim (Eleanor), Kim, Laurie, Brad (Lori), Sherren (Dave), predeceased by two sons Bobby and Bill. Cherished Papa to Bobie Jo (Ali), Chris (Amy), Cyndi (Corrado), Amanda (Ryan), Rob (Robyn), Alyssia (Reese), Serreh (Chris), Jacque, Courtney (Corey), Tina (Damir), Ricky (Angie), Adam (Cynara), and Hayley (Dom).

Great Grandfather to ten great grand-children.

Predeceased by brother Stan Eyre and sister Marg Norman. Ron will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Friends and family are invited to gather at MOUNT LAWN RECEPTION CENTRE 21 Garrard Rd. Whitby (N. of Hwy 2) 905-443-3376 on Saturday September 27th from 12 noon until the time of service at 2 p.m. in our chapel.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Kidney foundation or a CHARITY of your choice.



McMORROW, Edward Joseph 'Ed' McMorrow - Obituary | Print |

McMORROW, Edward Joseph -

McMorrow_EdwardWhile surrounded by his loving family, passed away peacefully at the Lakeridge Health Centre, Oshawa on Friday, September 19, 2014. 

Ed, in his 61st year, will be sadly missed and forever cherished by his wife Jane (nee Price) and their three children Laura, Natalie and Brodie.

Predeceased by his parents James and Mary McMorrow.

Ed will always be remembered by his brothers and sister, Bill, Bernard, Kevin (Janet), Dan, Anne Marie (Eldon) Werry and predeceased by his brother John.

Fondly remembered by his brothers- & sisters-in-law Marilyn (Percy) Luther, Doug (Yvonne) Price, Dianne (Brian) Barrett and Mary-Lou (Bob) Hughes.

His amazing sense of humour will be remembered by his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Ed's spirit will be forever in our hearts.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the STODDART FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 24 Mill Street, Lindsay K9V 2L1 (705-324-3205) on Monday & Tuesday from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 P.M.   Parish prayers will be offered at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 7 P.M.

Mass of Christian Burial from St. Mary's Church, Lindsay on Wednesday, September 24th at 11:00 A.M.  Interment to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery.

If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada would be appreciated.

On-line condolences may be directed to stoddartfuneralhome.com.



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