Suddenly at Lakeridge Health in Bowmanville on Thursday, November 20th, 2014.
Ross, in his 90th year.
Beloved husband of Joyce (formerly Boyle) and the late Bertha (née Fudger).
Loving father of Ross of Cherry Valley, Tom of Kitchener, the late Cory and step-father of Theresa Barber of Oakville and Suzie Boyle of Oshawa. Dear grandfather of Quinn, Sean and Tyler and step-grandfather of Cameron, Patrick and Reese. Lovingly remembered by daughter-in-law Linda Sutherland.
Brother of Don and wife Mary and the late Arlene, Cecil, Wilfred and Peter.
Relatives and friends may call at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the service time at 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment in Oshawa Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Prostate Cancer Canada would be appreciated.
Peacefully on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry at age 85.
Louis Whalen of Seagrave, beloved husband of Alice Whalen (nee Sutton). Loved father of Glen Whalen and his wife Antoinette of Seagrave, Carol-Ann Whalen-Currie and her husband Rob of Kitchener, and Daniel Whalen and his wife Colleen of Ajax. Loving grandfather of 7 and great-grandfather of 3.
Dear brother of Martina (deceased) and her husband Moody Burt of Okanagan, BC, Anne Best (deceased), Nellie and her husband Leo Wall (deceased) of Seagrave, Mildred and her husband John Monahan of Brantford and Dorothy Sheridan (deceased).
Mass of Christian Burial will be held in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Highway 7A, Port Perry, on Saturday, November 22nd at 2 p.m. with Father Marco Testa officiating. Private interment.
If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Port Perry Hospital Foundation.
Proud Father of Tim, Todd (Cheryl), Ted (Terri) and Terry. Beloved Grandfather of Nikki (Cody), Steven (Clara) Tyler (Eric) Scott (Meghan) and Sarah; their “Grandpa Smurf”.
At Bob’s request cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held on Thursday, November 27th at the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME, 20 Church St., Pickering Village from 6 - 9 p.m.
Bob was a volunteer firefighter for more than 38 years beginning with Pickering Village Fire then the Ajax Fire Department. His professional career included more than 29 years with the Toronto Transit Commission.
A proud hockey Dad, he drove us around the province for games and tournaments with our involvement with the Pickering Village Minor Hockey Association. He was an avid snowmobiler and a volunteer with the Haliburton County Snowmobile Association for many, many years. He enjoyed family dinners and our usually lively get togethers.
He liked to play cards and loved his poker games. He will be missed by his hunting camp buddies and all that knew him.
If desired donations may be made online or at the funeral home to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Princess Margaret Foundation - Thoracic Surgery Department.
Peacefully at Hillsdale Terraces Long Term Care Home, Oshawa, on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 in her 98th year.
Mother of Ivan (Monty), Rosemarie, Maria and Adele Hardy (deceased). Grandmother of Michael, Andrea, Robert, Adrian and Nicholas. Great-grandmother to Vanessa, Brandon, Jarod, Jacob, Jordan and Madison.
Missed by her daughters-in-law Jacquie and Delores and numerous relatives and friends in Canada and the US.
Memorial Service will be held in Pickering, on Friday, November 28th.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Passed away peacefully at the Village of Riverside Glen, Guelph, on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the age of 83.
Dearly loved husband of the late Doreen Starr.
Much loved Dad of Jacqueline Starr (Brian Arbique) of Whitby and Shelley Terpstra (Mike) of Guelph. Devoted Grandpa and affectionately known as “Bobby” to Brett, Kristen, Megan and Carter.
Survived by his sister Dorothy Gellert (late Oscar) of Yorkton and his sister Marlyn Wagner (Dennis) of Yorkton, SK. Predecased by his parents Theodore and Julia Starr as well as his sister Georgina Achtymichuk (Alf).
Lovingly remembered by extended family and friends.
His family is incredibly grateful and would like to thank the staff at the Village of Riverside Glen for the tremendous support “Bobby” received this past year.
Bob had an infectious way about him and people gravitated to his engaging personality. He was a hard-working man who rarely encountered a challenge too large for his resourceful mind, broad capability and spirited soul. Bob was a loving husband, protective father and a man of deep conviction. He was also a tender man who had a unique bond with his grandchildren who he influenced greatly through the endless hours he dedicated to enriching their lives with unconditional love and support.
His zest for life and ability to make life fun for others will be sorely missed.
Family and friends are invited to share memories at BARNES MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 5295 Thickson Rd. N., Whitby (905-655-3662) on Monday, November 24th from 7 - 9 p.m.
On Tuesday, there will be a private family service to honour and celebrate his life.
If desired, memorial donations may be directed to the Alzheimer Society.
Bob will be laid to rest at Rosemount Memorial Gardens, Peterborough.
Died peacefully in his 90th year at Lakeridge Health, Whitby.
Charles leaves behind his loving children John (Jerrolyn), James (Karen) and Susan (Sean) and grandchildren Alexander, Nicolas, Olivia and Caroline.
Predeceased by his beloved wife of 43 years, Dolores Frances.
Charles was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and educated at Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ontario, and the University of Manitoba Medical School. After graduation, Charles moved to Toronto and trained at St. Michael’s Hospital where he met Dolores. In 1956, they married and moved to Oshawa, where they raised their family.
He practiced surgery at the Oshawa General Hospital for over 40 years where he also served as Chief of Staff.
Charles had music in his bones. From his years in the school choir at TCS, to the “Merry Meds” at university, to the choir at St. George’s Memorial Anglican Church where he sang for over 50 years. Charles’ voice resonated wherever he went. He was also a regular lead actor in various musical productions of the Oshawa Choral Society.
A passionate golfer and gardener, Charles left a lasting impression on those he met. Always the perfect gentleman, he led through his character – his integrity and his commitment to his family and his profession.
With his dear brother Graham, they built adjacent cottages in Muskoka, where their two families passed blissful summers and built strong relationships.
Thanks to the staff at Lakeridge Health Whitby, and in particular Michelle Acorn. Special thanks also to Trish, Marilyn, Cassandra, Khadie, Debbie, Carol, Rose, Courtney, Lindsey, Lindsey, Dora, Andrea, and Julie, PSWs who spent countless hours with Charles at various stages over the past four years.
Visitation to be held on Thursday, November 20th from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm at ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa.
Funeral service to be held Friday, November 21st at 11 am at St. George’s Memorial Anglican Church, 51 Centre Street South, Oshawa.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Lakeridge Health Foundation or a CHARITY of choice.
(Former President and co-founder of Trillium Screw Mfg. Co. Ltd.)
After a courageous battle with cancer, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. Bob passed away with his family by his side on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at the age of 66.
Predeceased by his parents Angelo and Irma Liut and his father-in-law Bruce MacNab.
Bob leaves behind his wife of 45 years Margaret (MacNab), his three proud children; Tony (Agnes), Kelly (Stu), and Mike (Casey) and his adored grandchildren Isabella, Emily and Emmett.
He will be sadly missed by his three sisters in Italy, his mother-in-law Marion MacNab and his many nieces, nephews and in-laws around the world. He will also be fondly remembered by his many friends including “the gang."
Bob moved to Canada from Italy at the age of 18 where he met his true love and built the life he set out to achieve.
A special thanks to the doctors and nurses at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto and Lakeridge Health Oshawa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital, Lakeridge Health Oshawa Cancer Centre or the Canadian Blood Services.
A celebration of life service will be held at the OSHAWA AND DISTRICT SHRINE CLUB (1626 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa) on Saturday, November 29th at 11:00 a.m. followed by a reception from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Gail went to rest after a difficult time with her illness for the past five years on November 14, 2014 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa in her 60th year.
Devoted wife of Bill for 34 years.
Loving mother of Luke.
Cherished daughter of Cecil and Mary Williams. Dear sister of JoAnn (Gordon), Christine (Brooke), and Andrew. Sister-in-law of Victoria (Garry). She will be missed by her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
The family would like to extend its gratitude for all the care and support from friends, relatives and church family, as well as the medical staff and Doctors of the transplant unit of the University Healthcare Network - Toronto General, St. Michaels-Cystic Fibrosis Unit, Lakeridge Health Whitby- Kidney Clinic, Lakeridge Health Oshawa - Respiratory Technology department, Emergency Department, unit 5G and the CCU.
Special thank you to her doctor Charlene Lockner and her PSW Stephanie.
Memorial Service to be held at CHRIST MEMORIAL ANGLICAN CHURCH, 81 Hillcroft Street, Oshawa on Saturday, December 6th at 2:00 p.m.
World War II Veteran, Beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather
(January 22, 1924 – November 17, 2014)
After a full and much loved life, Dad was sadly taken from us to be reunited with his loving wife of 49 years, Leonora Joyce Watson.
For the last 16 years, Dad lived with his youngest son Randy, wife Karen, and his grandchildren Erin (Riccardo), Kyla (Bryon), and Brett in one big happy household. Dad will also be dearly missed by his eldest son Gary and grandson Logan. Dad will be forever remembered by his four grandchildren as their beloved “Poppa”.
Dad was a World War II Veteran with the Air Force as a Private from 1934 - 1936 and worked overseas as an engineer on fighter planes, and other war aircraft, joining the Army from 1936-1937 in the rank of Sergeant.
Dad returned home to meet the love of his life, and raised two beautiful sons, enjoying weekends at the cottage with Joyce on Long Island, Rice Lake. Dad worked for the Toronto Board of Education up to his retirement, and devoted his years to the Royal Canadian Legion as Member and Officer.
Jack enjoyed watching golf finals every Sunday, followed by a Prime Rib and Yorkshire pudding dinner, and in recent years watching the Maple Leafs and the Blue Jays, and enjoying life with his dear companion, Agnes Ward.
At Dad’s request, we will have a celebration of life in his honour with his dearest friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, we ask kindly ask that donations be made in his name to Cancer Care at the Lakeridge Health Foundation.
Our family extends very special thanks to Dr. Stephen and Marnie Stern for their loving care and support - it was above and beyond! Our family is also very appreciative of those who helped to keep Dad safe and comfortable – thank you to Nurse Nancy, the Central East CCAC and Personal Support Workers, and also Veterans Affairs.
A very heartfelt thank you to the team at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, including the nurses and doctors of the sixth floor and palliative care for their tender care, and to his very own "Special K" who was alongside him til’ the end.
Legends never die. You will live on in our hearts forever. Until we meet again.
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of Isobel Margaret (Wilson) Chiswell at Markham Stouffville Hospital after several months of illness, on November 16, 2014.
She was predeceased by her parents Thomas Aitken Wilson and Edith Mary (Raven) Wilson, both of Toronto and her brother Albert Edward (Ted) Wilson of Stevenson Island, Manitoba.
Isobel was born April 29, 1929 at Toronto East General Hospital.
Isobel was a member of the York Heritage Quilt Guild until she and Ross moved to Uxbridge in 2000 where she joined the Port Perry Patchers so that she could continue her quilting activities. She was also an avid genealogist for many years (writing four books of her family's history) and served as chair of the Uxbridge Genealogy Group for some time.
Isobel is survived by her husband Ross and her children Alan (Kim McCandless) of Cookstown, Leslie (John Goodyear) of Toronto, Beverley Hubbard of Toronto, Wendy (Steve Gutoskie) of Whitby, Janet (John Eltherington) of Uxbridge, Roy (Manon Gagnon) of Uxbridge and Douglas (Bernie, Kiragh and Liam Gibson) of Brooklin. Isobel is survived by her grandchildren Trevor Chiswell, Casey Chiswell, Megan, Haley and Reid Eltherington and Laura and Elyssa Chiswell. She was predeceased by her granddaughter Lisa Saraceno (Rocky). Isboel is also survived by her great-grandchildren Tyler Todhunter-Chiswell and Kyara and Rocky Jr. Saraceno. Isobel has been cremated and her ashes will be buried in the Uxbridge Cemetery.
A happy remembrance of Isobel's life will be held in the spring of 2015.
If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Uxbridge Loaves and Fishes Food Bank, c/o St. Andrew's-Chalmers Presbyterian Church, 40B Toronto St. S., Uxbridge, ON.
Peacefully at her home with her family by her side on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at age 83.
Shirley, beloved wife of Alfred Conroy of 68 years. Loving mother of Dave (Barb), Debbie (John Morrison) and the late Elaine (survived by Frank Maiolo and his wife Josie).
Proud nana of Kelly (Brent), Christopher (Shirley), Jenny (Paul), Dan (Pam), Erin (Ryan), Samantha (Jay), Haley and great grandmother of Sara, Jesse, Josh, Rachel, J.J., Jackson, Liam, Tanner and Rory.
Dear sister of the late Earl (survived by Kay Givens). Shirley will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by her nieces, nephews, family and friends.
A special thanks to Dr. Freeman and the wonderful staff for their excellent guidance, help and support.
Shirley will be forever remembered for her beauty, perfect hair, and her wonderful sense of humour.
Family and friends will be received at MOUNT LAWN FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY, 21 Garrard Road, Whitby (North of Hwy 2) 905-443-3376 on Wednesday, November 19th from 5 - 9 pm.
Memorial Service in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1950 Wilson Road North, Oshawa on Saturday, November 22nd at 3pm.
In memory of Shirley, donations to Lakeridge Health Oshawa Cancer Care would be appreciated.
It is with profound sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Brian on November 16,2014 at the age of 92 in his retirement residence in Whitby, Ontario.
Born in 1922 in Prince George, British Columbia, he was the devoted husband of the late Sylvia Hilton and loving father of Jane of Whitby (Gord Fry), Jennifer of Deep River and the late Ian Hilton.
He was the proud grandfather of Alexander (Alec) and was looking forward to attending his graduation in Water Resource Engineering at the University of Guelph in February.
Brian grew up in the interior of BC where he first became acquainted with the mining industry, but it was his mother who introduced him to the piano and where he gained a lifelong love for music. In addition to playing the piano, the family fondly remembers his forays into musical productions, choral music, the trombone and even the bagpipes.
Through sheer determination Brian graduated from the University of British Columbia in Metallurgical Engineering in 1946. He worked briefly in Ontario before following a friend down to Brazil where he ran the assay laboratory for a mining company.
Returning to Canada in 1950, Brian was employed in the Yukon before he joined the British Geological Society and ventured to Uganda, Africa. It was here that he met his future wife who he later married in Penicuik, Scotland. The couple settled in Deep River, availing themselves of the many activities and where Brian enjoyed a successful career at the Chalk River Nuclear Labs.
As an avid outdoors person, Brian became a member of the Ski Patrol, Yacht and Tennis Club and enjoyed swimming, sailing, water skiing and skating on the Ottawa River. His favourite story was how he came to purchase his beloved log cottage back in the 1960s where the family made many memories over the years. His canoe adventures are legendary in the aluminum canoe they dubbed the "submarine."
Brian was a 30-year survivor of cancer but didn’t let him slow him down in his outdoor pursuits. He cross-country skied and played tennis weekly until his knees forced him to surrender.
He will be well remembered as an incredibly gentle man with a quick smile, without cross word or criticism of anyone. Not even when his daughter was learning to drive and took a post too close leaving a red streak down the side of the green car did he become annoyed. Brian had an enthusiasm for living, an interest in people and often said he was blessed with a good life. No regrets
By request there will be no visitation. A Celebratory Service will be conducted at a later date. In memoriam donations to the CHARITY of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.
The Hilton Family would like to thank the people at Amica at Whitby for their assistance and friendship during the past three years.
Passed away suddenly, but peacefully on November 16, 2014 at the age of 85.
She now joins her loving husband Ross Leck.
Caring, loving and devoted mother to Brian Leck (Dianne), Susan Lozano (Alex), Kevin Leck (Kerina), Beverley McCusker (Edward) and Judy Holmes (Dan). Beloved and cherished grandma to Danny, Jacob, Jessica, Scott, Michael, Cailum, Sebastian, David, Kyle, Emma, Taylor, Allison and Sarah.
The family will receive friends at the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax, 905-428-8488, on Saturday, November 22nd from 1:30- 2:30 p.m. with a Funeral Service to follow at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel.
Interment to take place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Campbellford, Ontario on Monday, November 24th.
Flowers or donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
Passed away peacefully at Extendicare Oshawa on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the age of 100.
He is survived by his beloved wife Vera of 74 years.
Loving father of Edward and his wife Sharon. Proud grandfather of Glenn, David and his wife Mandy and Jennifer and her husband Steve. Cherished great-grandfather to Skyler, Tanner and Ethan.
Predeceased by his sisters Margaret Foxall and Etta Woollings.
Victor will be greatly missed by family, extended family and friends. We all will miss hearing his wonderful stories of working in the lumber camps, drilling rock with a 5-lb. sledge, running a Supertest Service station, his days at Robertson Motors and the many, many other adventures he experienced during his long life.
His spirit, work ethic and sense of humour were truly inspirational.
A special thank you to the staff at Extendicare for their loving and compassionate care.
The family will be holding a private service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Multiple Sclerosis Society at http://mssociety.ca/en/give/.
With family at his side, Reg passed peacefully at Lakeridge Health, Bowmanville at the age of 79.
Beloved husband of 55 years to Shirley (nee Cann).
Reg was predeceased by his parents Frank and Helen Stubbert, sister Marilyn Nash and sister-in-law Olive (Pat) Stubbert.
Along with wife Shirley, Reg is survived by his brothers Stanley and Francis (Buddy) Stubbert, sister Mary Woolley (Mamie), and brothers-in-law Charlie Nash, Boyd Woolley, and William, Ross and Michael Cann.
He will also be missed by many cousins, nieces and nephews, and friends.
A private family service will be held at TRINITY UNITED CHURCH on Sunday, November 23, 2014.
In lieu of flowers, donations made in Reg’s memory to the Trinity United Church would be gratefully appreciated, and may be made the MORRIS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 4 Division St., Bowmanville.
WWII Veteran, Lieutenant in the Canadian Merchant Navy.
Peacefully at Bay Ridges Long Term Care on Sunday, November 16, 2014 with his family by his side. Bruce Williams in his 88th year.
Beloved husband of Norma (nee Brumwell). Loving father of James and his wife Darlene, and John Colin. Cherished Papa of Heather (Anthony Roppa), Christopher, Michael, Brenda, Bryan and Jimmy. Great Grandfather of Sophia and Julia.
Dear brother of Shirley (Robert McGregor). He will be sadly missed by his cousins, family and friends.
Special thanks to the staff of Bay Ridges Long Term Care for their care and kindness.
The family will receive friends at the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax, 905-428-8488 on Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. A Memorial Service will follow in the Chapel at 3:30 p.m.
Memorial Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.
Died peacefully surrounded by family and friends, November 15, 2014 at 62.
He was born in Toronto, June 10, 1952, eldest son of John and Janet (Lang) Boland.
Michael graduated from the University of Toronto Schools (UTS), obtained his Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) from Queens University, Masters Degree in History from Carleton and his LLB from Dalhousie in 1979. After graduating from law school, Michael was admitted to The Law Society of Upper Canada.
He commenced practicing law in our nation’s two official languages in North Bay, later moving to Whitby and concluding his career in Newcastle, ON. Michael’s clients fondly referred to him as one of the last old-time country lawyers, more concerned about them and their life rather than billable hours.
A proud Canadian, Michael felt strongly about his country, spoke French fluently and from a young age, and was a keen observer and active participant in our democratic process. His interest in history led to a lifelong study of the American Civil War and fascination with cartography. He travelled extensively and eagerly followed everyone else’s sojourns.
Michael will be amongst the last to have lived without having embraced technology. He took the greatest pleasure sitting with his pipe, fountain pen in hand, writing to those he loved. His faith always a strong, enduring component of his life.
The aroma of his pipe and presence behind the wheel of his Mustang around Newcastle are no longer present. That and so much more will be missed.
Surviving are his mother, Hon. Janet Boland, Q.C. (Dr. Tay Statten), brothers Christopher (Tara), and Nicholas (Laura). Wife Catherine Taylor. Children Andrea and Cavan and their mother Estelle Côté. His special family and friends Melissa and Lachlan (Natasha) McVie, Richard Arnfield, John Hynes and Michael Kontak. He was predeceased by his father John Boland.
In keeping with his wishes, cremation has occurred. Mass of the Christian Burial will take place at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, 214 King Ave. East, Newcastle ON, Wednesday, November 19th at 11am. Interment will be private.
Donations in Michael’s memory may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church Mortgage Reduction Fund.
The family extends appreciation to those caring for Michael at Lakeridge Health, Bowmanville, demonstrating professionalism, understanding and compassion. We are grateful to Fathers Peter Seabrooke, Gary Leahy and Gilbert Doddatto for their spiritual guidance to Michael, family and friends.