Dirmeitis RickDIRMEITIS, Rick John – Peacefully on Saturday April 8th 2017 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa at the age of 54 after the longest and most courageous battle with cancer.

Beloved husband of Jacqueline.

Proud father of Ryan and Evan.

Brother of Alda, Donna and the late Jimmy (Elizabeth).

Predeceased by his mother Margaret.

Dear brother-in-law of Jan Medland (Bill), Bill Reade (Norma), Patti Linzon (Earl) and Bev Reade. Uncle to many, friend to all.


Combdon JohnCOMBDON, John  -  After a short illness with his family by his side at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at age 49.

Beloved son of Sue Conroy and Gary.

Loving brother of Jason Combdon. Cherished dad of Christopher and Amanda.

John will be sadly missed by his many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, family and friends.

A special thank you to Dr. Karim Soliman and the CCU staff at Lakeridge Health Oshawa for their wonderful care.


WARNER, Paticia Jean “Pat” - Passed away peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the age of 74 years.

Pat, beloved wife of the late John Francis Warner.


STOCK, Carole Ann - Passed away peacefully on April 8, 2017 at Baycrest in Toronto, at the age of 73.

Beloved wife of Donald Stock.

Loving mother of Jill and Jay Stock, and mother-in-law of Maureen Ransom.

Dear sister of Dick Hall, Charles Hall (deceased), Nancy Guindon, and Dave Hall.

Carole will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.


Lalonde LarryLALONDE, Lawrence “Larry” - Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the love of his family on April 7th 2017 at the age of 77.

Loved and loving husband for nearly 55 years of Gale.

Loving father of Michelle and her husband Gary and Shawn and his wife Tracy.

Cherished grandpa &pada of Brett, Brayden, Noah, Sam and Sydney.

Larry is survived by his brother Fred (Leona) as well as his brother and sisters in-law Donna (Fred), Judi (Ron), John and Cheryl (Keith).


Nunes DanielNUNES, Daniel  - October 31, 1925 - April 7, 2017

Peacefully at Hillsdale Estates on Friday April 7, 2017 at 91 years of age.

Husband of Maria Teresa.

Cherished father of Teresa Linklater & her husband Michael, Anita Colacicco & her partner Tim Russell, & Juliana Nunes.

Devoted Grampa to Christopher Colacicco, Rachel Linklater & Ryan Russell.

Survived by his sister Maria Amelia Melo of Alberta & his brother Francisco Nunes of Brazil.


Wright RichardWRIGHT, Richard George  - Passed peacefully in his sleep with family by his side, on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at the age of 80.

He is survived by his wife, Linda, the love of his life for 52 years; his daughter Jan (Blake) Evernden and grandchildren Brandi (who passed away in 2005), Riley, Pierce and Will; son Mike (Colleen) Wright and granddaughter Jamie (Giuliano), great granddaughter Jordana, grandson Cole (Sara); daughter Penneye (Jeff) Robinson and grandchildren Matt, Zach and Jennifer; son Steven (Sarmitha) Wright;

Richard will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends. He was very proud of his 32 years of service at the Toronto Star.


GALONSKA, Dietrich  - September 24th, 1938 - April 7th, 2017

Former Toronto principal, boater, athlete, nature lover, pond builder, lodge member, musician, and thespian.

Beloved husband of Joan, loving father of Karin (Tim), Christina (Lee), Charlotte (Mark), and proud Opa of Zachary & Krysta.


Simpson RobertSIMPSON, Robert 'Bob'  - (March 10, 1944 - April 6, 2017) - 

Bob’s courageous and valiant six-year journey with cancer ended at home with family.

Loving husband to Madeline, Dad to Andrea (Craig) and Chad (Bianca).

Amazing ‘Pa’ to Daniel, Beth, Andrew, Chelsea and Dylan.

Loving brother to Bill (Betty), Jim (Nada), Rick (Kathi) and Marilyn (Rob) and Uncle Bob to his cherished nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents William and Gertrude Simpson, sister Vanita and Mother-in-Law Joan Mace.


Chircop CatherineCHIRCOP, Catherine “Kitty”  - June 26, 1928 - April 6, 2017

Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, surrounded by her family on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 in her 89th year.

Beloved wife of the late Francis Chircop.

Cherished mother of Grace Anderson and her husband Keith, Charles, Helen Massa and her husband John, Frank and his wife Teresa, Barbara Higgs and her husband Doug, Bob, and the late Doris, Jeffery and Lawrence.

Lovingly remembered by her 15 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Kitty immigrated from Malta in 1951 and started a new life in Canada with her family.

She will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews and extended family in Canada and Malta.


Skelton JuneSKELTON, June Tryphenia - Suddenly at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Thursday April 6, 2017, in her 88th year.

Beloved wife of the late Thomas for 67 years.

Loving mother of Diane and her husband Gerald Bray, the late Randy Skelton and loving mother-in-law of Diane Czajkowski.

Devoted grandmother of Todd, Leanne (Josh), Hilary (Shawn) and great-grandmother of Taylor, Madison, Hailey, Sarah, Ben and Madlyn. Dear sister to Bruce (Phyllis) Selby and the late Betty Teed.


Reid AnneREID, Anne (nee Dica) - Passed away peacefully at the Wynfield Residence on Thursday April 6, 2017 in her 92nd year.

Beloved companion of Cyril Olsson, wife of the late Stan Krasinski.

Loving mother of Ellen Anne Ward(James) and John Krasinski(Krista).

Loving grandmother and baba to Jason Ward (Lisa) and Bradley Ward (Sarah), John Krasinski Jr.(Cathy), and SheenaKingelin (Xavier) and Sarah Kingelin.

Cherished great baba to David, Caitlan, Isaac, Xavier, Mariya, Mayven, Layla, Jacob, MacKenzie, Lucas, Hailey and Lexie. Dear sister of the late Paul Dica.


McMurtry AldythMcMURTRY, Aldyth (nee Morrison)  - May 20, 1936 - April 6, 2017

Peacefully at the Lakeridge Hospital Oshawa on Thursday, April 6th 2017, in her 81st year.

Dearly beloved wife of Donald for 58 years.

Loving mother of Mary Ellen McMurtry and Nancey Roberts (Brian).

Dear sister of Cecil Morrison (Betty), Perry Morrison (Kay), Sandra Morrison.

Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents John and Carrie Morrison of Haliburton, Ontario.


Simms SylviaSIMMS, Sylvia Lorraine - Passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 in her 78th year.

Beloved wife of the late Bradley Simms.

Loving Mom of Greg, Lonnie (Lea), Vicky (Greg) and Lyndel (Francis).

Cherished Gramma of Daryl (Kyrsta), Amanda (Bryan), Samantha, Courtney (Adam), Jamie, Connor and Kieran and Great Gramma of Aria.

Sylvia will be missed by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her brother Ron and Ray and her sister Bernice.


Thompson JoscelynTHOMPSON, Joscelyn “Josh” Nathaniel  - December 9, 1949 - April 6, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that the Thompson family announces the peaceful passing of Josh at Lakeridge Health Whitby on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at the young age of 67.

He will be forever remembered by his loving wife of 42 years, Dee and his daughters Lauralea and Kerrianne.

Josh will be greatly missed by his four grandchildren Kayla, Victoria, Kalyssa, Isaiah.

Loving son of Dorothy Maragh and Joscelyn Thompson Sr. (pre-deceased) and his survived by his sister Audrey Balkissoon.


Walton TimothyWALTON, Timothy Patrick  - Age 65, passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Hospital-Oshawa on the morning of Thursday April 6, 2017 after a lengthy illness.

He is survived by his wife Nancy (MacFayden) of 41 years.

His three children Jennifer, Mathew (Jillian) and Randall his grandson Zachary and brothers Daniel and Leonard.

He is predeceased by his parents Albert Joshua and Helen Marie (Cowan).

Loving brother-in-law to Wendy (Arthur), Christine (Brian) and Matthew (Laurie).


HUNTER, Marion Elizabeth - at Village of Riverside Glen, Guelph, Ontario on Thursday, April 6, 2017.

Beloved wife of the late Harold Hunter.

Loved mother of Rick (Mary) Halligan of Beaverton and the late Kim Halligan.


HAMRE, Diane Shirley (nee: Markle)  - passed away peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on April 6th 2017 in her 78th year.

Former mayor of Clarington for 9 years, regional councilor for 11 years, and the first coordinator for Community Care, in the former town of Newcastle.


McGUIRE, Peter  - On April 6, 2017, Peter, loving son of the late Francis Patrick "Mickey" and Bernadette Mary McGuire.

Beloved twin brother of Susan Ann (Jim), John (Maureen), Mary-Frances (Stephen), Michael (Pat) and Maureen (Bernie). Dear nephew of the late Stella Mary McGuire.


JOHNSTON, Bryan   - It is with overwhelming sadness that we announce the passing of Bryan Johnston of Oshawa, on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Oshawa, at age 48.

Bryan Johnston, beloved son of Neill (deceased) and Jessie Johnston of Port Perry.


DUPELYCH, Sofia -  Passed away peacefully at Streamway Villa in Cobourg on Wednesday April 5, 2017 at the age of 91.

Beloved wife of the late Wasyl "Bill" Kobewka.

Loving mother of Annie Andress, and Mike Kobewka.


McKay RuthMcKAY, Ruth Marie  – Suddenly on April 5th, 2017 surrounded by her family at Lakeridge Health, Ajax-Pickering at the age of 87.

Beloved wife of 61 years to Robert (Bob).

Loving mother of Cindy (Stan Bell) of Windsor, Nova Scotia, Andrea (Zenon Pasternak) of Ajax, Ontario and Bruce (Allison) of Whitby, Ontario.

Cherished Nana to Michael, Meaghan, Kyle, Kelsey, Avery, Fiona and Colin.


Mackie RuthMACKIE, Ruth Marie (nee Johnson) - Passed away peacefully into the presence of her Lord and Saviour at Bethany Lodge, Markham on Wednesday April 5, 2017 at the age of 84.

Dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Jack B. Mackie (2013) for over 59 years.

Much loved mother of John and his wife Heather of London, Scott and his wife Lucy of Milford MI, Brent and his wife Alison of Pontypool and Pam (late Brian) Ronson and fiancé Kevin May of Ajax.

Cherished grandmother of Melissa, Mark, Benjamin, Kelly, Christina, Kate, Lauren, Natalie, Graham, Jack, Graydon and Jaclyn.

Sister of late Robert (Elda) Johnson of Orillia.



Brown RossBROWN, Ross – Peacefully passed away on Wednesday April 5, 2017 surrounded by his family.

Loving father of Marty (Tobin) and Shelley.

Dear Poppa of Taylan (Tim), Mackenzie (Jordan), Chandler, Ashtyn, Rebecca (Kyle) and Courtney.

Great-Poppa of Madeline.

Cherished brother of Olive (Truman), Dorothy (Jim), the late Bernice (the late Fred), Margaret (the late Bill) and Marie.

Ross was predeceased by his first wife Ina (d.1988) and Judith (d.2015).


Greenley ShelleyGREENLEY, Shelley  - Passed away with family by her side on Wednesday April 5th, 2017 at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville.

Cherished mother of Mandy (Danny), Jessie (Chris), Lana, Michael, Billy, Cody and Lisa.

Sister to Mark (Kathleen), Joyce and Noreen. Grandmother to Trinity, Miles, Grayson, Niesha, Daniel and Mia.

Aunt to Conner (Kayla), Wesley, Raymond, Ashley, Jenny, Holly, Kelly, Wylder, Dylan and Cassie.

And loved by the countless other children and friends that became family along the way who were not mentioned.


HOEKSTRA, Donald ‘Don’  - Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in his 80th year.

Don Hoekstra, beloved husband of Mary.