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SMITH, Louis Albert Smith - Obituary | Print |

SMITH, Louis Albert -

Smith_LouisNovember 30, 1919 - August 12, 2014

(Veteran of World War II, 1st Canadian Division)

Born London, Ontario on November 30, 1919. 

Passed away on August 12, 2014 in Pickering, Ontario, on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 in his 95th year.

Beloved husband of Joan Vera Smith. Parents Frank and Sarah Smith.

Sisters Irene, Thelma and Theresa and Brother Robert.

Loved father of Frank (Trish), Judy (Dennis), Norman (Jean) and John (Laura). Missed dearly by 9 Grandchildren: Louis, Karen (Mark), Debby (Mark), Bradley (Lucillia), Sheri (Kirk), Scott (Tara), Dana, Christine, Rachael and 9 Great Grandchildren Joshua, Dylan, Evan, Jude, Easton, Rebecca, Cheryl, Aaron and Bradley.

Remembered as a dedicated husband, father and grandfather and man of strength, integrity, words and laughter. He will be missed so much.

In Lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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SMITH, Raymond Arthur Smith - Obituary | Print |

SMITH, Raymond Arthur -

Smith_Raymond(February 23, 1939 - August 12, 2014)

After a courageous battle with cancer, Ray passed away peacefully on August 12, 2014, with Molly (nee Moreland), his loving wife of 55 years, by his side.

Survived by his children Lee Ann and Raymond, daughter in law Lisa O’Dell, grandchildren Ella and Lyle, brother in law Jack Moreland (Bev) and his nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by sisters Bev Kimmerly (Moe) and Joyce Garner (Ken).

Longtime employee of Cochrane Tool & Design, and Ajax Precision.

Sincere thanks to the people at the Odette Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook, CCAC and Saint Elizabeth Healthcare, and to their friends and neighbours for their tireless support.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Ray’s life will be held on Thursday, August 21st from 3 - 5 pm, with a service and refreshments to follow, at McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME (28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax, 905-428-8488).

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Saint Elizabeth Foundation would be appreciated.



WHITNEY, Paul Whitney - Obituary | Print |


Suddenly, on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Bowmanville, at age 45. Paul Whitney of Port Perry.

Husband of Paula (nee Fraser). Loving father of Brendan, Jenna Rae and Gregory.

Beloved son of Russell and Aileen Whitney of Whitney, NB. Dear brother of Timothy Whitney of Miramichi, NB. Loved grandson of Stillman Whitney and his wife Christine of Whitney, NB.

Service will be held in Port Perry on Saturday, August 16th.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or a CHARITY of your choice.


DAVIDSON, Betty Kathleen Davidson - Obituary | Print |

DAVIDSON, Betty Kathleen -    "Express Condolences"

February 21, 1929 - August 11, 2014

Passed away with her family by her side on Monday, August 11, 2014 at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville in her 86th year.

Predeceased by her husband Jack.

Cherished mother and grandmother of 15 good reasons.

A celebration of Betty's life will be held at JERRETT FUNERAL HOME, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 2 p.m. with visitation one hour prior.

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be left at jerrettfuneralhome.com.




DEELEY, Dudley Deeley - Obituary | Print |

DEELEY, Dudley -

Deeley_DudleyAge 96 years 

Passed away at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Monday August 11th, 2014 

Beloved husband of Minnie Deeley.

Dear father of David (Sandra) and Dennis (Sue Valentine).

Loving Grandfather to Lindsay and Adrienne.

A Memorial Service will be held at ST. JOHN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH (11 Temperance Street, Bowmanville) on Saturday August 16th, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

There will be an opportunity to visit with the family from 9:30-10:15 a.m. prior to the Funeral Service.

Memorial Donations may be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation or Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Clarington through NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street Bowmanville.


DORAN, Doris Carolin Doran - Obituary | Print |

DORAN, Doris Carolin -

Doran_DorisAge 94 years

Peacefully passed away, with her family by her side at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on Monday August 11, 2014.

Beloved wife of the late Sheridan Doran. 

Loving mother of Edith Matchette & her husband Wayne, Sharold Smith and Sherry Austin-Verhage & her husband Richard. 

Doris is predeceased by her daughter Marilyn Doran and son-in-law Anton Tresjbal.  Adoring Nanny of Tim Matchette, Leslie Matchette, Robert Matchette, Sean Smith, Scott Smith, Joshua Austin, Nicole Austin, Ashley Verhage, Elora Verhage, Kate Verhage and André Verhage. 

Cherished great-grandmother of Joshua, Michael, Marshall, Mark, Nathan, Madison, Mandy, Matthew, Meghan, Madison, Chloe, Brianna & Chloe.

Visitation will be held at the NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. Bowmanville, on Thursday August 14, 2014 from 2 – 3 pm. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at 3 pm. 

Interment will be held in Miramichi, New Brunswick. 

Memorial Donations may be made to The Palliative Care Department at Northumberland Hills Hospital, whose care of Doris was exceptional.


EMES, Flora June Emes - Obituary | Print |

EMES, Flora June

Peacefully at Lakeview Manor, Beaverton on August 11, 2014 in her 91st year.

June was born on Thorah Island to parents Silas Arthur and Isabel Kathleen, predeceased by sisters Olive, Betty, Eleanor and brother Arthur.

Much of her life was dedicated to work at the Banting Institute and the University of Toronto as a medical secretary and St. Mary Magdalene Church Toronto, where she was both the church librarian and enthusiastic helper with the Sunday school. 

Service will be held in Beaverton on Tuesday, August 26th.  Interment at the Stone Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario.


BLACKBURN, Sara Luella (Pettinger) Blackburn - Obituary | Print |

BLACKBURN, Sara Luella (nee: Pettinger) -

(August 31, 1921 – August 10, 2014)

Entered into rest peacefully at her home on Sunday morning. 

Beloved wife of the late Harvey. 

Loving mother of Cec, Bert & Gale, Sara (Sally) & James Jemison, Eric & Gail and Luanne & Brian Evans. 

Cherished Grandma of Angela & Andrew McNabb, Christy & Paul Mayrs, Rebecca, Amber & Dave Clark, Kandice & Pius Bachmann, Tyler, Daniel & Carlean Evans, Joel & Heather Evans, Michael & Veronica Evans, Paul & Brittany Evans, Rubyanne & fiancé Caleb May and Timothy Evans.  Proud Great Grandma of Keagan & Grady Mayrs, Abigail Clark, Xander & Felix Evans, Jane, Harvey & Hazel Evans, Nathanael & Ava Evans. 

Luella was predeceased by her parents Cecil & Vera Pettinger, her brother Captain RD Pettinger, her sister-in-law Alma and daughter-in-law Penny.

Luella dedicated her life to her family, church and community. 

Funeral service to be held at St. Paul’s Church Leaskdale  12251 Regional Road #1, on Friday, August 15th at 12 noon.  Visiting one hour before.  Reception to follow.  Interment in Uxbridge. 

In Luella’s memory donations may be made to St. Paul’s Leaskdale Church or Community Care Durham Region.


CULLEN, Theresa Cullen - Obituary | Print |

CULLEN, Theresa -

Passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on August, 10, 2014 at the age of 75.

Predeceased by her husband Joe Cullen.

Loving mother of Brian (Robin), Bev Ferguson, Lorraine Procknow, Kayla Yurchi (Brian), Barry and Kelly Parks (Jason). Nana of Bradley, Amanda, Katie, Heather, Geoff, Katrina, Sarah, Matthew, Paul, Craig, Rhonda, Jeff, Nicholle, Jeremy, Jenna, Jolene and Kaitlyn. Great Nana of Jaylyn, Cameron, Jace, Emma, Charlotte and Grace.

Sister of Gerald (Irene), Stuart (Arlene), Loretta and Terri Poff. Theresa will also be missed by many other relatives and friends. 

A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 214 King St. E., Newcastle, on Thursday, August 14th at 11am with interment to follow at Bond Head Cemetery.

A special thank you to the nurses and doctors who assisted with Theresa’s care.

Donations in Theresa’s memory may be made to the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation or the Lung Association.


HERD, Helen Gardner Herd - Obituary | Print |

HERD, Helen Gardner -

(February 19, 1925 - August 10, 2014)

Passed away surrounded by her family at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Sunday, August 10th, 2014 at the age of 89 years. 

Predeceased by her husband Kenneth. 

Loving mother of Kenneth, Marilyn (Frank) Peseski and Karen Kennedy. 

Predeceased by her sister Marian Flintoff and Arthur Perry.  Survived by sisters Lois Morey, Marjorie Stark and Gail MacKenzie. She worked at Duplate where she met her husband.  Will be missed by her 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. 

Arrangements entrusted to MOUNT LAWN RECEPTION CENTRE 905 443-3376.  Cremation Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Online condolences at mountlawn.ca.



MANNS, Alan Manns - Obituary | Print |

MANNS, Alan -

Peacefully, with his sister Barbara by his side, on Sunday, August 10, 2014, at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry, at age 55.  Alan Manns of Raglan.

Beloved son of Stanley (deceased) and Doris Manns of Raglan.

Loving brother of Brian Manns and his wife Hida of Kendall, Dave Manns and his wife Sue of Caesarea, and Barbara Yuill of Raglan.  Dear uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Service will be held in Port Perry on Wednesday, August 13th.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, the Columbus Community Church or the CHARITY of your choice.


MELLISH, Barbara Mellish Obituary | Print |

MELLISH, Barbara -

Peacefully passed away with her daughters at her side at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Sunday, August 10, 2014, Barbara Mellish, formerly of Mt. Albert at 77 years of age.

Loving mother of Karen (George) Strumos and Michelle (Scott) Oakman. Proud Nana of Lauren, Michael; Sydney and Shauna.

Special thanks to the staff at Southlake Regional Health Centre for their care and compassion during Barbara's final days.

At Barbara's request, cremation has taken place and donations may be made in her memory to the Rose of Sharon Services for Young Mothers (905-853-5514 or therose.ca).



MOWBRAY, Renoma Victoria Mowbray - Obituary | Print |

MOWBRAY, Renoma Victoria -

Passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014 at the Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay.

Beloved wife of the late Ralph Mowbray (2009).

Loving mother of Diane (Noel Ashby), Jon (Penny) and Sharyn Lloyd.Loved grandmother of Dana Ashby (Marianne), Amber Mowbray, Tieg Mowbray, Brooke Mowbray, Robyn Lloyd and Kristy (Brian Sinclair). Great-grandchildren Calvin, Logan and Paige.

Celebration of Life will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Monday, August 25th from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

There was a private interment at Union Cemetery, Oshawa earlier.

In memoriam donations to the Ross Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Unit would be appreciated by the family.

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




POWELL, Winona Clara (Nonie) Powell - Obituary | Print |

POWELL, Winona Clara (Nonie) -

Powell_WinonaPassed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at the age of 91.

Dearly loved wife of the late William John Powell (2012)

Much loved mother of Cheryl Ball and her husband David of Whitby, Judy Moore of Peterborough and Debbie Munro and her husband Ted of Uxbridge.

Loved grandmother of Megan, (Tony), Cameron, (Michelle), Laurel and Michelle.  Great-Grandmother of Ella, Ethan and Roslyn

Survived by her sister Eunice Bulloch of Winnipeg and her brother John Halls (Ede) of Cobourg. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews.

A service to celebrate the lives of our parents William and Nonie will be held at BARNES MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 5295 Thickson Rd. N., Whitby on Saturday, August 16th at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow in the Barnes Reception Hall and Patio.

In memory of Nonie, donations made to Lakeridge Health Foundation (Supportive Services) would be appreciated.

Messages of condolence may be forwarded to barnesmemorialfuneralhome.com.




VISCONTI, Vincenzo Visconti - Obituary | Print |

VISCONTI, Vincenzo -    "Express Condolences"

Visconti_Vincenzo(June 8, 1939 - August 10, 2014)

Passed away peacefully with his family at his side after a courageous and brave battle with cancer, at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on August 10, 2014, at the age of 75.

He leaves behind his wife Carmela of 51 years. Loving father of Rosa, Adrianna (Jim), Emma (John), and Santino. Cherished Nonno of Brandon, Sarah, Joshua and Bradley.

Vincenzo will be greatly missed by his many relatives and friends back in Italy.

Special thank you goes out to Dr. Chang and all the nurses and volunteers in the chemo clinic at the Oshawa Cancer Centre, Sherri Reid at Home Health Care and the Bowmanville Lakeridge Health ICU and CCU Staff.

Vincenzo was a proud member of L.U.N.A.

Visitation will be held at the COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL (1587 Highway #2, Courtice ON, 905-432-8484) on Wednesday, August 13th from 2 - 4pm and 7 - 9pm.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Therese Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, August 14th at 10am.

Memorial donations to The Lakeridge Health Oshawa Cancer Centre would be gratefully acknowledged.

On-line condolences may be placed at courticefuneralchapel.com.



WHITE, Wilfred (Jr.) White - Obituary | Print |

WHITE, Wilfred (Jr.) -

White_WilfredSuddenly at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa on Sunday August 10th, 2014 in his 76th year.

Wilfred (Jr.) White was born on May 23rd, 1939 in Bathurst N.B.

Beloved husband to the late Barbara White (nee Fowler), loving father of Donna Williams and her husband Norman of Oshawa. Predeceased by his infant son Mark.

Son of the late Fred White and Elizabeth Roy. Son-in-law of the late Harold and Rose Fowler, brother to the late Doris Boucher, Alvin, Harold, Arele and Raymond White. Survived by his sister Rita Briand of Montreal as well as his nieces Claudette Chamberlain (late husband Maurice) and Paulette Roy (husband Bobby) and his many nieces and nephews of New Brunswick.

He will be greatly missed by his brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Joyce Fowler, Joan and Clarke Perry, Pat Passfield (late husband Ken), Ron and Viola Fowler, Wayne Fowler, Sharon and Wayne DeMayer, Gere McConnell and the late Helen McConnell. Beloved uncle and great uncle of several nieces and nephews.

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

Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa.  A funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday August 16th at 12 pm. with visitation from two hours prior to service. Interment Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorial donations to the Children’s Wish Foundation or Toronto Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated, and may be made, along with condolences by visiting armstrongfuneralhome.net.


WOOD, Lloyd Wood - Obituary | Print |

WOOD, Lloyd -

Entered into rest peacefully at Lakeridge Health Services in Port Perry on Sunday, August 10th, 2014. Guy Lloyd Wood, in his 67th year.

The dear brother of the late Arthur Wood (2014).

Dearly remembered by Arthur's companion Elsie Cornell of Cannington and several cousins.

Service will be held in Cannington on Thursday, August 14th.

As a remembrance, donations to a charity of your choice, would be appreciated.


WOOLHEAD, Daniel Sidney Woolhead - Obituary | Print |

WOOLHEAD, Daniel Sidney -

Passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014 in his 68th year at Markham-Stouffville Hospital (Palliative Care). 

Cherished husband and best friend of Carol (Appleton) for 48 years. 

Loving father of Bobbie (Ron Tapscott), Ron (Leanne) and Don (Jean).  Proud Grampa to Sydney, Shawn, Megan, Cameron, Colby, Aiden and Chevy. 

Dan will also be missed by his brother John and many in-laws.  Predeceased by parents, Sidney and Helen and Sister, Maryann.

Funeral service will be held in Uxbridge on Friday, August 15th. 

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.


BURNS, May (nee Statham) Burns - Obituary | Print |

BURNS, May (nee Statham) -

Burns_MayPassed away on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Wynfield Long Term Care.

Predeceased by her loving husband Keith Burns, her son Ken, and her siblings Allen, Edith, Lee, Verna, Claude and Alfred.

Cherished mother of Marilyn (Paul), Robert (Janet), Alfred (Deborah), Sylvia and John (Darlene).

She will be dearly missed by her 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call for visitation on Wednesday, August 13th from 12 - 2pm at ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME (124 King Street E., Oshawa), with a service to be held in the chapel at 2pm.

Following the service, interment will take place at Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated.

Online condolences may be directed to armstrongfuneralhome.net.


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