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REED, Wayne Leonard Reed - Obituary | Print |

REED, Wayne Leonard -

Reed_WayneIn his 74th year

Peacefully passed away at home on

Monday July 14, 2014 with his family by his side.

Beloved husband of Dian Reed for 53 years.

Much loved Dad of Kevin (Heather) and Darren (Kathy). Dear Papa of Jeffrey, Austin, Nolan, Christopher, and Nicholas.

The family would like to extend a special.

Thank you to the PACT Team nurses, their friends and neighbours for all their care, support and kindness through this difficult time.

There will be a Celebration of Life at The Wheelhouse, Wilmot Creek, Newcastle on Wednesday July 23, 2014 at 1pm.

If desired, Memorial Donations may be made to The Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation or the Kidney Foundation through NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville, with whom the arrangements have been entrusted.


WHITNEY, Kenneth Norman Whitney - Obituary | Print |

WHITNEY, Kenneth Norman -

Whitney_Kenneth(Retired long time employee from Correctional Services).

Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the age of 90 years.

Ken, beloved husband of Dorothy Rose (nee: Crumb).

Loved father of Ann and her husband Garnet Smith, Linda and her husband Ken Sutherland, Jane Whitney and the late Craig Whitney.

Dear son of the late Norman and Hazel Whitney.  Loving grandfather of 9 caring grandchildren, 12, great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

A memorial Remembrance of Life will take place at the WILMOT CREEK WHEELHOUSE, 1 Wheelhouse Dr., Newcastle on Monday, July 28, 2014 from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Cremation will take place at Bowmanville Crematorium.

Donation’s in Ken’s memory may be made through the MORRIS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 4 Division St., Bowmanville to Canadian Cancer Society and would be gratefully appreciated.


WILLIAMS, Alfred Williams - Obituary | Print |

WILLIAMS, Alfred -

Passed away at the Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in his 97th year.

Cherished husband of Ruth (nee Hobbs) Williams of Lorneville.

Loved father of Garry Williams (Robert Sprunt) and the late Alfred Warren Williams. Dear grandfather of Cheryl Lee Williams-Hurlbert.

A celebration of Alfred’s life will be held at the Williams residence, 246 Lorneville Rd., Woodville, Ontario on Saturday, July 19th at 2 p.m.

As per family’s wishes, a private interment was held at the Stone Church Cemetery, Beaverton.

If so desired, donations can be made to the City of Kawartha Lakes Humane Society.



ELLIOTT, Doris Lorraine Elliott - Obituary | Print |

ELLIOTT, Doris Lorraine

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa with Scott & Lynn by her side on Monday July 14, 2014 in her 79th year.

Beloved wife of the late Ron Elliott.

Dear mother of Scott Elliott and Lynn Elliott. Grandma will be truly missed by Ryan, Andrew, Bradley and great grandma to Aiden.

Sister of Eleanor Game and Marg Moss and her husband Don, and the late Donna Knox and the late Bruce Moore.

Special thank you to the Doctors and Nurses at Lakeridge Health Oshawa for their compassion and tender loving care.

Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East Oshawa on Saturday July 19, 2014 from 11 am – 12 noon, followed by a celebration of life in the Chapel.

Memorial donations to the charity of your choice, or Ritson Road Alliance Church would be appreciated, and may be made along with condolences by visiting armstrongfuneralhome.net.


EWING, Robert James Ewing - Obituary | Print |

EWING, Robert James -

Age 59 years.

After a courageous battle with cancer, Bobby passed away peacefully at home on Monday, July 14, 2014.

Survived by his beloved wife Bruni (Brunhilde). Loving father of Kyley Ewing, Erik Ewing, Christopher Sullivan and his wife Andrea, James Sullivan and his wife Pia. Adored Papa to Cora, Riley, Janai and Cyler Sullivan.

Bob's generous nature, fair spirit, sense of fun and joy will fondly be remembered and sadly missed by his family, friends and colleagues.

"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die."

A Celebration of Life in his honour will be held at a later date.

Memorial Donations may be made to a CHARITY of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville.


FERGUSON, Alan Keith Ferguson - Obituary | Print |

FERGUSON, Alan Keith -

Ferguson_AlanAge 55 years.

Suddenly passed away at home on Sunday. June 22, 2014

Beloved husband of Jamie for 23 years.

Loving father of Jill (Kevin) and Amy (Jordan).

Proud papa of Bentley and Olivia. Dear brother of Clinton, Dianne, Dennis, Danny, Bev and their families.

Brother in law of Charlene, Dennis, Bonnie and LeeAnn & their families.

Predeceased by his brother, Fred. Al will be missed by his nieces, nephews and many friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on  Saturday July 19th, 2014  at The Bowmanville Royal Canadian Legion, 109 King Street East from 2 - 4 pm.

If desired, Memorial Donations may be made to the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation or a CHARITY of Choice through NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville.


GYIVICSAN, Margit Gyivicsan - Obituary | Print |


(August 2, 1930 – July 14, 2014)

Margit passed away Monday, July 14, 2014 at Southlake Health Centre after a brief illness in her 84th year. 

Loving wife to late husband John and dear mother to children Zoltan and Katalin (Paul) Brown. 

She also leaves behind her beloved grandchildren Darrel, Drew, Ryan and Wesley Brown, Jennifer (Brian) Tavares, Nadia Gyivicsan and Kristofer (Brittany) Gyivicsan.  Proud great grandmother to Hailey and Tayler Tavares and Hudson Gyivicsan.  Special and cherished friend of daughter-in-law Denise (Kevin) Gordon and Kiley Pedersen. 

Margit was born in Hungary and immigrated to Canada in 1962 with her two small children Zoltan and Katalin to join her husband John.  

A celebration of Margit’s life will be held Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 1-6 p.m. at the family home, 59 Centre Road, Uxbridge.


NESBITT, James Nesbitt - Obituary | Print |

NESBITT, James -

January 4, 1932 - July 14, 2014

Passed away suddenly after a courageous fight with cancer on Monday, July 14, 2014 at Sunnybrook Hospital.

Beloved husband of Margaret for  60 years. 

Loving father of Pat Rispolie (Doug), Cheryl Hickman (Scott) and Sue Sidsworth (Bill).  Cherished grandfather of Jennifer, Matthew, Sarah and Christopher.

Friends may call at the MOUNT LAWN RECEPTION CENTRE, 21 Garrard Rd., Whitby (N of Hwy 2), 905-443-3376 on Sunday, July 20, 2014 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. 

Memorial Service in the chapel at 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donation to the Salvation Army or Durham Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.



SESSA, Alfredo Sessa - Obituary | Print |

SESSA, Alfredo -

Sessa_Alfredo(May 17, 1962 - July 14, 2014)

In his 52nd year, Alfredo “Fred” Sessa passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014.

He is survived by his wife Margaret and their three children Gerardo "Gerry," Christina and Elena.

Fred was a man with passion for many things, first his family, then his love for gardening, photography, baseball and his many pets.

Over the last few days, we have witnessed abounding love and support from family and friends that have travelled long distances to pay their respects.

This lays testament to the quality of his character and the way others felt about him.

He will be deeply missed until the day we can all see him again.



SPACKMAN, Brian Robert Hugh Spackman - Obituary | Print |

SPACKMAN, Brian Robert Hugh -   "Express Condolences"

Spackman__Brian(January 25, 1955 - July 14, 2014)

Pssed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Monday, July 14, 2014, at the age of 59.

Loving father of Brianna.

Predeceased by his parents Robert and Irene Spackman.

Dear brother of Rose Thibodeau (Jim), Beverley Spackman (Diego), Muriel Pilarcik (Chris), Sandra Spackman, Heather Spackman (Jordie) and Debbie Douglass (David). Cherished step-son of Gail Spackman and step-father of Meghan and Ciara.

Brian will be missed by several nieces and nephews and many friends.

Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Friday, July 18th from 6 – 8 p.m.

A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, July 19that 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, a Trust Fund will be set up for Brianna (cheques payable to Rose Thibodeau).

Online condolences may be made at oshawafuneralhome.com.



CAMMACK, Ruby Patricia (Caskey) Cammack - Obituary | Print |

CAMMACK, Ruby Patricia (Nee: Caskey) -

Passed away at her residence in Whitby on Saturday July 12, 2014, in her 92nd year.

Ruby, loving wife of the late Lawrence, dear mother of Wayne (Nicki), and the late Dennis.

Survived by her siblings Laura, Beatrice, Glenn, and Lorn, and predeceased by Al, Bill, Lee, Irene, Clark, and Marlene.

Ruby will be sadly missed by numerous nieces, Nephews, Grand children, Great Grand children, and Great Great Grand children.

As per Ruby’s wishes, a graveside service will be conducted at Bowmanville Cemetery, Haines St. Bowmanville, on Thursday July 17th 2014 at 1:00 P.M.

If so desired, donations in Ruby’s memory may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #112 Whitby.

Arrangements entrusted to W.C. TOWN FUNERAL CHAPEL Whitby, (905) 668-3410.


MURRAY, Doris Ileen (nee Ellis) Murray - Obituary | Print |

MURRAY, Doris Ileen (nee Ellis) -

Murray_DorrisMay 7, 1926 - July 13, 2014

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at age 88.

Doris, loving wife of Robert (Bob) Murray for 68 years. Devoted mother of Gail Stacey (Jan) and Pam McConkey.

Adored grandmother of Heather Brown, Holly Nickerson (Jamie), Josh Stacey and Allison Grant (Chris). She so loved her great grandchildren Hope, Hayden, Taryn, Lachlan, Kaelyn and Evan. Dear sister of Ken Ellis (Lois), Jean Beaver (Harry) and the late Jack, Glen, Jim and Donna.

Predeceased by her parents Goldie and Bertha Ellis. Doris will be lovingly remembered by her nieces, nephews, family and friends.

The Murray family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the nurses at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville, especiially to Dr. Chou and Dr. Brankston who were amazing in their diligent care of our mom.

Family and friends will be received at MOUNT LAWN RECEPTION CENTRE, 21 Garrard Road, Whitby (North of Hwy 2) 905-443-3376 on Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 10 am until the time of Memorial Service in the chapel at 11 am.

Interment Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens.

In memory of Doris, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

Memories maybe shared at mountlawn.ca.



PARISH, Perry Joseph Parish - Obituary | Print |

PARISH, Perry Joseph -

Parish_Perry(Ret. G. Harding/Hardco Construction, ?Whitby)

Passed away at Lakeridge Heatlh Oshawa on Sunday, July 13, 2014 in his 69th year.

Loved husband of the late Valerie (2007).

Loved father of Derek Hall and his partner Cathy Jollow of Oshawa, Charlene Harding and her husband Michael of Janetville. Grandfather of Heather and Clayton.

Perry will be fondly remembered by his brothers and sisters and their families, as well as the extended Palmer family.

Resting at BARNES MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 5295 Thickson Rd. N., Whitby from 12 Noon Wednesday, July 16th until time of memorial service in the Barnes Chapel Wednesday at 1:00 pm.

In memory of Perry memorial donations to the SickKids Foundation.

Messages of condolence may be forwarded to barnesmemorialfuneralhome.com.



POOLE, Barbara Ellen Poole - Obituary | Print |

POOLE, Barbara Ellen -

Gone to be with her Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Barbara, in her 79th year at Westgate Lodge in Belleville on Sunday, July 13th, 2014.

Dearly beloved wife of the late Rev. Robert Poole.

Dear mother of Ken and his wife Jeannine, Stephen and his wife Debb.

Loving grandmother of Tim and wife Tara, Trevor, Alyson and Stephanie. Survived by her brother Ken Ireland and his wife Ruth.

A memorial service will be held at Harmony Road Baptist Church, 226 Harmony Road South, Oshawa at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-5558).

Donations in memory of Barbara may be made to the Harmony Road Baptist Church Memorial Fund.

Online condolences may be made at www.makfuneralhome.com.



RITCHIE, William Ritchie - Obituary | Print |

RITCHIE, William -

Ritchie_WilliamDecember 7, 1942 - July 13, 2014

Passed away peacefully after a struggle with pulmonary fibrosis on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Centenary Hospital.

Beloved husband to Dorothea.

Cherished father to Aislinn (Aaron), Liam and Paul (Stephanie).

Survived by his brother Allan, sister Kathleen and predeceased by his sister Anne.

A funeral service will be held at Holy Redeemer R.C.C (796 Eyer Drive Pickering) on Friday, July 18 at 11 a.m.  Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Lung Association.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME (905-428-8488).

Online condolences may be placed at mceachniefuneral.ca.



RUHL, Johanna Maria (Jagers) Ruhl - Obituary | Print |

RUHL, Johanna Maria (nee: Jagers) -

Passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Bon Air Residence in Cannington. 

Johanna beloved wife of the late Chris and predeceased by daughter Christina. 

Loving mother to Bill and Lynda Ruhl, Peggy and Will Burke, Bert Ruhl, and Christopher and Claire Ruhl.  Grandmother to nine grandchildren; Zachary, Myles, Melinda, Amber, Jonathan, Jeremy, Monique, Breanne and Alise.

Predeceased by sister Trudy and brother Harry.  Sadly missed by siblings; Francis Albers, Cory VanShindle, Willie VanStrien and Mary Albers. 

Funeral Service to be held in Uxbridge on Thursday, July 17th. 

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.


GRYGORCEWICZ, Jadwiga (Susie) Grygorcewicz - Obituary | Print |

GRYGORCEWICZ, Jadwiga (Susie) -

Grygorcewicz_JadwigaLong standing member of St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church and Ladies of the Rosary

Passed away peacefully in her sleep, with her daughter by her side on Saturday, July 12, 2014, in her 91st year.

Beloved wife of the late Albert.

Loving and devoted mother of Mary Saunders. Predeceased by her sister Helen, brother Joseph and sister in law Leonarda. Survived by brother-in-law Waclaw(Erna), sisters-in-law Jadwiga Adamcewicz and Helena Horbacewicz.

She will be greatly missed by family and friends in Canada, Poland and the USA.

A special thank you to her caregivers Dorothy and Ursula, The Lakeridge Health Oshawa staff of the 7th floor, as well as the staff of Lakeridge Health Whitby 4th floor East.

Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME 124 King Street East, Oshawa on Wednesday, July 16th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Evening prayers will be held at 8 pm.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Hedwig’s Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, July 17th at 11am, following which, interment will take place at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.  

Online condolences may be directed to armstrongfuneralhome.net.


HAMILTON, Gladys Evelyn Hamilton - Obituary | Print |

HAMILTON, Gladys Evelyn -

Hamilton_GladysPeacefully at Hillsdale Terraces, Oshawa on Thursday, July 10th, 2014, Gladys Evelyn Hamilton, in her 102nd year.

Beloved daughter of the late Reverend R.H. Hamilton and Mary Jane Walls.

Dear sister of Grace Bock of Bowmanville and Hazel Hamilton of Richmond B.C.

Predeceased by 2 sisters and 5 brothers. Fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families.

A family graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 17th at 11:00 a.m. at Armadale Free Methodist Cemetery, 400 Passmore Avenue, Toronto.

Memorial donations to The Gideons would be appreciated.

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

Online condolences may be made at www.oshawafuneralhome.com.



HICKS, Madeline Hicks - Obituary | Print |

HICKS, Madeline -

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa Hospital on July 12, 2014 at the age of 83.

Predeceased by her husband Wesley, son Gordon and daughter Janet and survived by son Donald, daughter Linda and grandchildren Brendon, Isaiah and Aimee.

She will be fondly remembered for her non-stop enthusiasm for life, her love of food and her devotion to family, friends and church. 

Memorial Service Friday, July 18th at Centennial-Japanese United Church, 2609 Bayview Ave., at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.



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