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HENRY, Rose Princess Margaret (HOLDER) Henry - Obituary | Print |

HENRY, Rose Princess Margaret (nee HOLDER) -

Henry_Rose(January 8, 1955 - August 6, 2014)

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Rose Princess Margaret Henry on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at 4:30 PM.

Loving wife of Gregory, mother of Rainier and Danielle, grandmother of Malakai.

Daughter of the late Courtroy and Ometa Holder (nee Shepherd).  Sister of Judy Marshall, Hallam Holder, Karl Holder, Patrick Holder, Elizabeth Tara, Terrence Holder, Michelle Holder, (all of Canada), Lorraine Turton and Verna Holder of the USA.

Sister in law of Camila Monrose and Sixtus Henry of St Lucia. John G. Henry, John Turton and Dave Dowrich of the USA. Reginald Marshall, Carmen Holder, Celedonia Holder, Paul Lafrance and Phyllis Holder, (all of Canada). Jeremie Murray (US Virgin Island). Niece of Horace Holder, Ottaline Smith and Colin Shepherd.

Friend to Selwyn Smith, Emlyn Barrow, Anne Reid, Lorraine Springer, Michelle Cadogan, Anselma Henry, Joseph Hippolyte, Debra Daly, Marjorie Whitehall, Ulyn Whitehall, Joyce Brown, Hester Branker, Philip Pilgrim, Barbara Benskin and many others.  Relative to the Holder, Shepherd, Barton, Sargent, Branker, McIntosh, Smith and Catline families.

Rose was a great daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, and friend. She was a very caring and kind person. Rose will be truly missed by her family and friends.

Rose persued a successful career with the following companies; Confederation life Insurance Company, ING, Intact and Mpac. She and her family travelled throughout Canada and the USA, spent many holidays in the Caribbean. She enjoyed different foods and working out at the gym.

Special thanks to all the doctors and caregivers at Sunnybrook Hospital.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 13th at 1:00 p.m. at St. George's Anglican Church, 77 Randall Drive, Pickering Village, Ajax, Ontario.

Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon her.

May she rest in peace.



LEAVITT, Marie Blanche (Goodes) Leavitt Obituary | Print |

LEAVITT, Marie Blanche (nee Goodes) -   "Express Condolences"

Leavitt_MarieFebruary 1, 1922 - August 6, 2014

Passed away peacefully with family by her side at the Rouge Valley Health System Ajax Pickering on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 in her 93rd year.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Allen and daughter Elaine Dwyer.

Survived by her loving daughter Corinne Smith and son-in-law Dave Dwyer. Cherished Nana of Dara Visconti (Marc), Gregory, Caitlin Bell (Jordan), Ellice, Mark, Jillian and Great-Nan of Preston, Cora and Brynn.

Predeceased by her siblings, John and James Goodes. Fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews.

Marie will be remembered for her sense of humour, tenacity, outgoing personality, her involvement in community, church and her dedication to family.

Visitation will be held at   OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Saturday, August 9th from 10:00 a.m. until time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be made at oshawafuneralhome.com.



RAYFIELD, Marjorie (McVEIGH) Rayfield - Obituary | Print |

RAYFIELD, Marjorie (McVEIGH) -

Passed away peacefully on August 6, 2014 in her 93rd year.

Predeceased by her two husbands Frank Rayfield and William Stanley McVeigh.

Loving mother of Glenys, Brian (Judy) and William.  She will also be missed by her grandchildren Randy, Amy (Michael) and great-grandchildren Benjamin and Oliver.

Special thanks to all the staff at the Community Nursing Home for all their care and compassion.

Donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Humane Society would be greatly appreciated.

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

Online condolences may be placed at www.mceachniefuneral.ca.



SMITH, Eric Smith - Obituary | Print |

SMITH, Eric -

Smith_Eric(September 18, 1945 - August 6, 2014)

Retired General Motors Employee 37 years.

Suddenly in his sleep in his 69th year on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. 

Beloved husband of Patricia, father to April and Deric and grandfather to Deryn, Hazen and Macy.  Cherished brother of Charlotte Steeves. 

Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Georgia Smith and brothers Hazen and William.

An avid golfer, Eric was a General Motors employee and longtime coordinator of the CAW Truck/Car Oldtimers Hockey League well after his retirement in the year 2000.  Eric was well liked and respected by every person whose life he touched. 

Friends and relatives may call at the MOUNT LAWN RECEPTION CENTRE, 21 Garrard Rd., Whitby (N of Hwy 2), 905-443-3376, on Saturday, August 9th from 5-9 p.m. 

In accordance with Eric 's wishes, there will be no funeral service.  Cremation. 

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



STEWART, Robert Alfred Stewart - Obituary | Print |

STEWART, Robert Alfred -

Age 62, of Beaverton (formerly of Peterborough), passed away Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, surrounded in the love of his large circle of family and friends.

Rob is preceded in death by his beloved mother Frances, his step-father Gary Bothwell and his sister Joan Cadman.

Dearly loved husband and friend of Elaine Lillico.

Rob is survived by his daughters Angela and Ashley and his grandchildren Damien, Swaigh and Derek. He will be greatly missed by his sisters Lynda (Albert) Hatton and Vanessa (Dave) Vyse and his brothers Jim (Val) and David, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

Rob was also a cherished member of the Lillico family and a special favourite of his mother-in-law, Orma.

Memorial Service will be held in Cannington on Wednesday, August 13th.

Donations in memory of Rob may be made to Hospice Peterborough or Peterborough Regional Health Centre (Palliative Care Unit), or a charity of your choi.


STOLTE, Eva May Stolte - Obituary | Print |

STOLTE, Eva May -

Stolte_EvaPeacefully passed away at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Tuesday, August 5, 2014.

Beloved wife of Bernie for 63 years.

Dear mother of John, David, Greg (Judy) and Tim (Ann).

Cherished Grandma of Candice, Ryan, Sharon, Jennifer and Melanie.  Great grandma of Kaine and Carson.

She will be sadly missed, but lovingly remembered by her extended family and friends.

Family and friends may call at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville, on Friday August 8th from 6 - 8 pm.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, August 9th at 10 am.

If desired, Memorial Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.


BURKHARDT, Brian Michael Burkhardt - Obituary | Print |

BURKHARDT, Brian Michael -

After a courageous battle with cancer, Brian passed away peacefully on August 5th at Lakeridge Health Oshawa in his 68th year.

Predeceased by his beloved parents Hazel and William James Burkhardt, and his brother Bill.

Survived by his sisters Barbara, Beverly, Diane and Marlene.

Brian was an intelligent kind soul. He became a brother to those who knew him well, and now our brother rests in Heaven with our Father.

A Memorial Service will be held at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa on Sunday September 14th at 1 pm.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time.

Memorial donations to the R.S. McLaughlin Cancer Centre would be appreciated.

For online condolences please visit www.armstrongfuneralhome.net.


HUCKLEBRIDGE, Edna (nee Dobson) Hucklebridge - Obituary | Print |

HUCKLEBRIDGE, Edna (nee Dobson) -

(August 7, 1926 - August 5, 2014)

Peacefully at the Ajax and Pickering Health Centre on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, just two days shy of her 88th birthday.

Beloved wife of William Nelson Hucklebridge.

Loving mother of Janet, and James and his wife Susan.  Cherished “Horsey Grandma” of Sherry, Christopher, Nelson, and Chloe Edna.

Survived by her brother Gordon Dobson.  Predeceased by her sister Betty.

A Memorial Service will be announced in September.



O'DONNELL, Father Michael, S.J. Jesuit Priest O'Donnell - Obituary | Print |

O'DONNELL, Father Michael, S.J. Jesuit Priest -   "Express Condolences"

ODonnell_Father_MichaelApril 16, 1938 - August 5, 2014

Father Michael O'Donnell died on August 5, 2014 in the 77th year of his life and 56th year of religious life in Pickering, ON.

Michael was born on April 16, 1938 in Montreal, QC, son of William John O'Donnell and Grace Georgina Ducker.

He entered the Society in Guelph in March 1959. He asked to study Theology at Regis College in 1972 and went on to priestly ordination in 1979. Pastoral work and parish work more specifically were to be his passion. Thunder Bay - Choné House and St. Anne's Parish; Toronto - Our Lady of Lourdes; Tullamore, Ireland - Tertianship; Thunder Bay - St. Andrew's; Terrence Bay - St. Andrew's; Halifax - Canadian Martyrs Parish; St. John's, NL - St. Pius X. He left us very quickly and we are still in shock.

He is missed by his family: Patricia Bibeau (sister); Carole Bibeau (niece); Mae Giroux (cousin); by his many friends and his Jesuit companions.

Friends may visit at the ROSAR-MORRISON FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 467 Sherbourne St. (south of Wellesley St.), on Friday, August 8th from 1-4 p.m. at St. Ignatius Chapel, Manresa Spiritual Renewal Centre, Liverpool Road North, Pickering, ON from 7-9 p.m. Prayers at 8 p.m.

Funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 520 Sherbourne St., Toronto, on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 10 a.m.

Parking available at funeral home.  Interment to follow at 12:30 p.m. at the Jesuit cemetery in Guelph, ON.

In memory of Father O'Donnell, donations may be made to the Jesuit Development Office, 43 Queen's Park Crescent East, Toronto, ON M5S 2C3.

Condolences can be made at rosar-morrison.com.




SAMKOVAS, Ona (Kairies) Samkovas - Obituary | Print |

SAMKOVAS, Ona (Kairies) -   "Express Condolences"

Samkovas_Ona(June 22, 1927 - August 5, 2014)

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa with her family at her side on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at the age of 87 years.

Loving mother of Irene Haight, Angela Samkovas (Bill) and Alvin Samkovas predeceased by her son Edwin.

Cherished grandmother of Terry Haight (Adrianne), Lisa White (Tim) and Kevin Haight, Amanda Samkovas and Edward Samkovas.

Great Grandmother of Mitchel, Kierstyn, Alayne Haight, Addison, Brooke White and Mya Samkovas.

Sister of Olga (predeceased), Hilda and Ernest.

Many thanks to the Lakeridge Health Supportive Care Staff (4F).

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lakeridge Health Foundation - Cancer Care.

As per Mom's wishes, cremation and a private family interment will be held at a future date.

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

In line condolences may be made at oshawafuneralhome.com.



TANTSIDIS, Jim Tantsidis - Obituary | Print |


Tantsidis_Jim(August 14, 1941 - August 5, 2014)

Passed peacefully on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 at the age of 72.

Beloved husband of Judy Tantsidis.

Loving father of Kristine Scaringella and Stephen (Sylvana).  Proud grandfather of Kayla, Matthew and Lydia.

Jim will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by his family and friends.

The family will receive friends at the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Old Kingston Rd, Ajax, 905 428-8488 on Wednesday, August 6th from 5 to 9pm.

The Funeral Service will be held in our Chapel on Thursday, August 7th at 11:00 am.

Interment to follow at Duffin Meadows Cemetery in Pickering.



VALE, Barbara Rose Vale - Obituary | Print |

VALE, Barbara Rose -

Passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at the age of 67.

Barbara Vale, dearly beloved wife of Frank Vale of Sunderland.

Loving mother of Denise (Mike) Faulkner, Grant (Susan) Vale and Kevin (Katie) Vale. Dear grandmother of Matthew, Tiffany, Tyler, Madison and Isaac.

Dear sister of Neil (Donna) McAvoy. Barbara will be sadly missed by all her family and many friends. 

Family and friends will be received at the  LOW AND LOW FUNERAL HOME 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905) 985-7331 on Thursday August 7th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Barbara will be held in the chapel on Friday, August 8th at 11 a.m., with a reception to follow at the funeral home.  Interment Sunderland Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Foundation, St. Andrew’s United Church, Sunderland or the Greenbank United Church would be appreciated.


DUFFIELD, Josephine 'Jo' Mary (Davidson née Belcher) Duffield - Obituary | Print |

DUFFIELD, Josephine 'Jo' Mary (Davidson née Belcher) -

Duffield_JosephineSurrounded by her family, Josephine passed away peacefully at Hillsdale Terraces on Monday, August 4, 2014, two months shy of her 93rd birthday.

Born on Oct. 9, 1921 in Madoc, Ontario, she is predeceased by her parents, Joseph Belcher and Elizabeth Flanagan, and her sisters, Elsie Dawson and Doreen Benn.

She was married for 47 years to the love of her life, Myrlin “Peanuts” Davidson, until his death in 1986.  She was then fortunate to meet and marry her second husband, Wilfred Duffield, with whom she shared her life until his passing in 2010.

Josephine was the devoted mother of Marlene Hance (Pete) and the late Wayne Davidson (Joan), and the treasured grandmother of Michael Hance (Liz), Kelly Tedesco (David), Jim Davidson (Karen) and Susan Arnott (Shawn). She was also the beloved great-grandmother to Tim Hance, Nick and Mike Tedesco, Becky and Joe Davidson, Kayla and Emily Vizza, and Megan and Quinn Arnott. She is also survived by Wilfred’s children, Sharon, Faye and Paul.

As per her wishes, a private family service was followed by cremation and interment at Pine Grove Cemetery in Prince Albert alongside her “Peanuts.”

Her family would very much like to extend their thanks to the wonderful staff at Hillsdale Terraces Garden Gate for the loving and compassionate care extended to us during the last years of Josephine’s life.  We would also like to extend a special thank you to volunteer Brian Keys for the respect, love and caring he shares with the residents of Hillsdale Terraces.

In lieu of flowers, we respectfully request donations to Region of Durham Hillsdale Terraces in appreciation of the dignity and care afforded to Josephine during the final years of her life or, if you wish, to the CHARITY of your choice.

Donations may be made through McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-5558).

Online condolences may be made at makfuneralhome.com.



PEACE, Georgina 'Anne' (Hall) Peace Obituary | Print |

PEACE, Georgina 'Anne' (nee Hall) -

Peace_Georgina_AnneAt Fairview Lodge in Whitby on Monday, August 4, 2014 at the age of 80.

Predeceased by her husband Robert (Bob) Peace and her son Glen.

Survived by her husband Robert (Bob) Benson, daughter Sherry Millage (Joe) and son David. Nanna to Jamie (Ashleigh) and Karen Hanna (Joe). Anne often commented that she was blessed to have met two wonderful Bob’s.

She was instrumental with and greatly appreciated for the adoption of a family from El Salvador. She enjoyed seeing the family thrive in Canada.

Sincere thanks to the staff at Fairview Lodge especially the amazing 'C Wing' nursing team.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, August 19 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at W.C. TOWN FUNERAL CHAPEL, (110 Dundas St. East, Whitby). Reflection and prayers at 7:15 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Variety Village, in memory of Georgina (Anne) Peace, would be appreciated.

Condolences may be expressed online at wctownfuneralchapel.com.


PHILLIPS, Anne Phillips - Obituary | Print |


Phillips_Anne(December 14, 1956 - August 4, 2014)

We have gained a Guardian Angel.

Peacefully on Monday August 4, 2014.

Cherished Daughter of Doreen Perry.

Adored Mother of Jennifer Phillips (Andy Martiniello) and John Phillips. Proud Grandmother to her beloved Annie.

Loved Daughter-in-law, Sister, Aunt and Friend.

In lieu of flowers, please plant a tree in her memory.

Until we meet again.

Celebration of Life
20 Church Street North, Ajax, ON, CANADA, L1T 2W5
Sat, 16 August  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


SHINN, Mary Elizabeth Shinn - Obituary | Print |

SHINN, Mary Elizabeth -

Shinn_MaryIn Loving Memory

December 3, 1928 - August 4, 2014

Mary Shinn (nee Naughton) was called home on Monday, August 4, 2014 surrounded by her loving family.

Mary had a zest for life and a fabulous "just say YES" attitude.

Cherished wife of the late Leonard Shinn, Mary will be greatly missed by her four children: Karen, Stu (Lyn), Don (Pat) and Doug (Bev); her five grandchildren: Christie, Bryan (Blaire), Emily, Justine and Derek and her great-grandson Carter. Mary had an ever-widening circle of friends and always counted Bob and Jean Bartlett and their family among her very treasured pals. Mary made friends wherever she went and will be missed by all who know her. Whenever there was work to be done, Mary was there.

She worked with Telco Community volunteers to make thousands of heart-pillows for Sunnybrook Hospital cardiac patients and was an active member of Victoria Park United Church. Mary was always on the lookout for creative ways to help her family, her friends and her community. Up until her stroke, Mary was frolicking in the waves of Georgian Bay with her grandchildren.

Spending time at Shinnook, her beloved cottage, was one of her special joys! She was always one of the first into the "pond" every season.

Special thanks to the team at Georgian Bay Hospital - ICU and Palliative Care - for making a difficult time a bit easier for our family; we are thankful for your care and compassion.

A celebration of Mary's life will take place on Saturday, August 16th at 11:00 a.m. at Victoria Park United Church, 1 Stamford Sq. N., Scarborough. A reception will follow.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to Victoria Park United Church, Georgian Bay General Hospital or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Condolences may be expressed online at wctownfuneralchapel.com

You will always be in our hearts Mum! Peace out, Grandma! God Bless....


WHYTE, Barbara (Williams) Whyte - Obituary | Print |

WHYTE, Barbara (Williams) -

Whyte_BarbaraPassed away peacefully in her 75th year on Monday, August 4, 2014 in Sudbury, Ontario. 

Barbara was born on March 24, 1939 in Toronto, Ontario.  She is survived by her husband of 60 years Charles Robert Whyte.

Sisters Vera (Norman) Smith, Shirley (Roger) Baskin, Linda (Brian) Crew and brother Gary (Stephanie) Williams; her children Bev (John) Sheridan, Joanne (James) Mason, Stacey McIntosh (Mike Duggan); her grandchildren Corey (Shannon) Price, Mandy (Ryan) Charpentier, Ashley Mason (Clayton Young-Barter), Bobby (Melissa) Mason, Madison McIntosh (Matthew Bourbonnais), Shelby McIntosh (Mathew Charbonneau); great-grandchildren Alexis and Maivie Charpentier, Spencer Price and James, Grayce and Elena Mason.

Predeceased by her parents Vera and Norman Williams, sister Lorna Noble, brother Gordon (Bernice) Williams and her son Robert (Robbie) Whyte.

Friends may pay their respects at the MORRIS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 4 Division Street, Bowmanville on Friday, August 8th from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m.

A Memorial Service will be held at Larchwood Bible Chapel, Hwy 144, Dowling, Ontario on Wednesday, August 13th from 7 – 9 p.m 

Funeral service will be held in the MORRIS CHAPEL, Bowmanville on Saturday, August 9th at 1 p.m. Interment Bowmanville Cemetery.

Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be gratefully appreciated.


ASHE, George Lyle Ashe - Obituary | Print |

ASHE, George Lyle -

Ashe_George(October 5, 1932 - August 3, 2014)

First Mayor of Pickering, Former MPP & Cabinet Minister.

Passed away peacefully at the Village of Taunton Mills on August 3, 2014 after a lengthy struggle with Parkinson's Disease.

Beloved Husband of the late Margaret "Margo." Much loved Father of Steven of Pickering, Cheryl (Erwin) of Uxbridge, Kevin (Karen) of Pickering, and Brian (Susan) of Michigan.

Cherished Grandfather of Andrea (Kevin), Matthew (Krista), and Eric (Tara) Hinzel, Tori and Tyler Ashe and their mother Katie. Adored Great Grandfather "Grumpy" of Anika. George will be sadly missed by his sister Dianne Hurtubise and his brother Garry Ashe, both of Ottawa.

George had a long and fulfilling career in public service. He begin his career as an Alderman for Nepean Township in the early 1960s. He was elected Deputy Reeve of Pickering in 1969, and became Pickering's first Mayor four years later.

George served as Mayor until 1977, when he was elected to the Ontario Legislature for the riding of Durham West. George was appointed to Bill Davis' cabinet in 1981 as Minister of Revenue and subsequently served as Minister of Government Services. In Premier Frank Miller's Cabinet, he served as Minister of Energy and Chair of the Management Board. George concluded his public service as a Catholic School Trustee in Clarington.

A special thanks to the staff at Taunton Mills for their compassion and care towards George and his family during the last 2 years.

Visitation will be held at McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax, 905-428-8488, on Thursday, August 7th from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church, 796 Eyer Dr., Pickering on Friday, August 8th at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow with private interment to take place in Ottawa at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkinson's SuperWalk would be appreciated by the family.

Online condolences may be placed at mceachniefuneral.ca.



COLBEY, Mary Lindsay Colbey - Obituary | Print |

COLBEY, Mary Lindsay -

Passed away in Oshawa on Sunday, August 3, 2014.

Born in St. Catharines on April 4th, 1925.

Family Services under the care of BARNES MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 5295 Thickson Rd., Whitby.

Messages of condolence may be forwarded to barnesmemorialfuneralhome.com.



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