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Selkirk HelenSELKIRK, Helen Auld (nee: Lochhead)   - Passed peacefully on March 6, 2017 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa Hospital shortly after her 82nd birthday while holding hands and being sung to by her family.

She will be missed dearly by her husband of 50 years, Bob, her children, Aileen (Alan), Penny (Roy), Wendy (Darryl) and Gordon (Andra), her grandchildren, Irie, Taylor, Alex, Sedona, Keegan, Kael, Lize, Aleks and Lily, her great-grandchildren, Magnolia, Greyson, Jacob and Connley and other family and friends.

Every moment spent with her will be remembered and cherished.

 

KILLIN, Ruth Elizabeth (nee Clancy)  - August 29, 1923 – March 6, 2017

Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Lakeridge General Hospital Oshawa on March 6, 2017 at the age of 93.

 

Chang SamuelCHANG, Samuel Mark - Age 57 years. At Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Monday March 6, 2017.


Father of Veronica, Suzanna (Rami), April (David), Benjamin (Marissa), Melissa, Mark, Asa, Breton and Alexandrea. 
Grandfather of Theodore, Elliot and Adeline.

Brother of Tony (Debbie) Chang and son of the late Pearl & Phillip Chang.

 

DERBY, William “Bill” Alexander  - It is with great sadness that our beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, William Alexander Derby died on Monday, March 6, 2017 at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto.

Bill leaves behind his wife, Jane; daughters, Susan (Dan Sloan), Andrea (Steve Carlisle) and Sarah (Colin McIntosh) as well as grandchildren; Andrew, Sam, Katie and Ben and his sister, Mary Preston.

Bill was predeceased by his sister, Katherine Garrison. The son of Helen and Andrew Derby, Bill was born in 1937 in Noranda, Quebec.

 

Keates KelseyKEATES, Kelsey Kathleen – Employee of General Motors, Oshawa. Passed away suddenly at St. Michael’s on Monday, March 6, 2017 in her 23rd year.

Precious daughter of Donna Keates (John Randall); and David Keates (Julie McFadden). Dearly loved sister to Allicia Keates and adored by her aussie Lexee.

Loving grand-daughter to Joan Corfe and the late Don Corfe, Larry Keates (Diana) and Dianne Keates (George Anderson). Cherished great grand-daughter to Viola Keates. Proud niece to Kevin Keates (Kerri), Will Carpenter (Tanya Guerin) and Sarah Carpenter; along with many cousins who loved her.

Sadly missed by Mike Davies (soul mate) and his mom Tammy Davies. She was also adored and will be missed by her huge circle of friends and coworkers.

 

PASIEWICZ, Nicholas  – (January 7th, 1957 – March 5th, 2017) -

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Nicholas at his home.

Predeceased by parents Walter and Sonia Pasiewicz and brother Jerry.

Cherished cousin of Sandra Archer (Charles), Michael, Tina, and baby Lily.

 

SKURA, James Paul  - 1946 - 2017  CIBC Retiree Born in Toronto, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Ajax-Pickering Hospital.

He had been diagnosed with esophageal cancer in January.

 

Wagner LenWAGNER, Len  - May 6, 1962 – March 5, 2017 

Passed away suddenly with his family by his side on March 5, 2017 at the age of 54.

Predeceased by his loving wife Debra.

Devoted father to Katherine and Jennifer.

Survived by his parents Leo and Janny, and his brother Raymond.

He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by many other relatives and friends.

 

Lymer WilliamLYMER, William "Bill"  - Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at the age of 84.

Beloved husband of Reva (nee Tiers).

Cherished father of Lori (Chris Gertzos), and Lisa (Brian Honing). Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Anthony, Christina, Jacob, and Ella.

Dear brother of Raymond ( Eleanor), and Douglas (Sonny).

 

Manuel Dr DavidMANUEL, Dr. David R. - It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of David at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Sunday March 5th, 2017 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 72 years.

David was the much loved husband of Karen.

Loving father of Dai (Christie) and Josh and adored and cherished stepfather of Ashley and Emily.

Much loved and proud Grampa of Aidan, Jaelyn, Kai, Gemma, Chardonae and Brielyn.

 

USHER, Alice  - Passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Lakeridge Health, Bowmanville.

Beloved wife of the late Cyril.

Loving mother of John and the late Susan (2005).

 

Gillespie LynGILLESPIE, M. Lyn Gillespie  - May 5, 1940 – March 4, 2017

Loved sister of Enid DeCoe (John) and aunt to Aaron DeCoe (Brooke) and Becky Brand (Craig).

Dear friend of Jay & Owen Mellow and family of Bracebridge, Ontario.

Lyn’s sanctuary was ‘Aunwabe’, her island in Georgian Bay.

She taught for 29 years in Parry Sound and after 14 years in Bracebridge, moved to Traditions of Durham in Oshawa.

 

McGill PeterMcGILL, Peter – Suddenly, after a brief illness, Peter passed away on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa with his wife Linda by his side.

Loving and devoted husband of Linda (nee Lovell) for 25 years.

Dear son of Joan McGill & the late Jack.

Dear brother of Wendy McGill (Mike). Brother in law of Diana Kirk (Rob) and Arthur Lovell (Judy). Loving uncle of Ryan, Sarah (Jeff), Ron (Shawna), Stephanie (Jeremy), Christopher, Allison and Andrew.

Peter was the proud owner of Murray Johnston Men’s Wear for many years. He was a member and past president of Parkwood Rotary Club and an activist for downtown Oshawa business.

 

HARRISON, Helen Irene  - On Saturday, March 4, 2017 at home in her 84th year.

Helen, beloved wife of George Harrison.

 

Gerrits MurrayGERRITS, Murray  - 27 Year Employee of General Motors Canada

Passed away peacefully at The Wynfield Long Term Care Residence on Saturday March 4, 2017 at the age of 95.

Devoted husband of Mary for 65 years. Loving father of Theo (Marg), Mary (Dave), Phil (MaryAnn), John (Jenny), Betty (Tom), Pete (Liza), Frank (Joanne), Murray and Martin (Danika).

Cherished Opa of Andrea (James), Owen, Jay (Colleen), Kyle (Katie), Melissa (Trevor), Amanda, Katie, Kayla (Brandon), Mitchell (Aundrea), Tom (Melissa), Dan (Stacy), Stephanie (Charlie), Alex, Colin (deceased), Kurt, Etta and Vaughn. Great-Opa to Austin, Logan, Lacey, Summer, Tommy, Johnny, Isabella, Georgia, Jude and Lila.

 

Abernethy KathleenABERNETHY, Kathleen Gertrude "Peggy" (nee Kennedy) - Passed away at Glenhill Strathaven Lifecare Centre on Saturday March 4, 2017.

Loving wife of Douglas Abernethy.

Loving mother of Ronald (Lorraine), David (Judy), Susan, Jim (Cathy) and Janet (Dale) Marinaff. Dear sister of Noel Kennedy & David Kennedy.

She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. 

 

McFarlin RalphMcFARLIN, Ralph - At 82, Ralph passed, peacefully in his sleep on Saturday morning March 4th, 2017.

Beloved husband of the late Lucille McFarlin (nee Miller) and predeceased by his sisters Kay, Audrey and Beryl, and his son Mark Miller.

Lovingly remembered by his children and their families - Karen and Art Wright, Bradley Miller, Roger McFarlin and Lorraine Allen, Karen McCabe and Andy Barichak, Gayle and Colin Campbell, Greg and Jane McFarlin.

 

SPILCHEN, Richard ‘Dick’  - Peacefully after a very short illness at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital on Saturday, March 4, 2017 in his 81st year.

Beloved partner of Anne. Loving father of Steven and his wife Kirsten.

 

Diefenbach KatharinaDIEFENBACH, Katharina  - Passed away Friday, March 3, 2017, on her 95th birthday.

Beloved wife of Konrad.

Loving mother of Gerhard (Della) Diefenbach, Brigitte (Klaus) Paul, Axel (Crystal) Diefenbach, and the late Reinhard.

Loved grandmother of 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Dear mother-in-law of Margaret Diefenbach.

 

GOGERTY, Audrey Lena  - Passed away on March 4, 2017 at Glen Hill Strathaven in Bowmanville in her 100th year. Predeceased by her husband Michael.

Loving mother of Sheila Wilson.

 

Anger CharlotteANGER, Charlotte “Marion” - On Friday, March 3rd, 2017, 98 years of age, Marion’s soul winged its way to heaven to meet her Saviour.

Beloved wife of the late Thomas.

Loving mother of Bonnie Stephens (James).

Will be missed by her grandchildren Kent Stephens (Jannie) and Leanne Samuel, her great grandchildren Sarah (Darryl), Hannah (Casey), Chanelle, Seth, Jenna, Esther and Lydia, and also her great great grandchildren Landon, Reid, Cooper, Jace, Greyson, Leah and Melanie.

 

HAY, Joyce Leila (nee Corps) —  October 17, 1926 - March 3, 2017

Passed away peacefully at her home. Treasured wife of the late Jack (John) Hay, sister of Derek Corps (Barb) and daughter of Edward and Leila Corps.

 

Wittenberg BramWITTENBERG, Bram Lee - At the young age of 54, Bram passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on March 3, 2017.

Bram, the son of the late Debbie and Raphael Wittenberg of Pickering, was born on January 19, 1963 in Port Arthur.

Bram is survived and loved by his beautiful wife Amy and their dog Bonnie. Bram’s family included his mother-in-law Jane McDowell, sister-in-law Kate McDowell and his most dear friends Dave Savor, Rob Braid and Dave Waldriff.

Bram was a committed and current long-standing employee with the City of Pickering at the Recreation Complex.

At the Recreation Complex, many people learned that Bram could be trusted and relied on with any task as he was usually the first one there to help. Bram affected many lives at work but two specifically when he saved their lives using a defibrillator and acted in a key role to their successful resuscitation.

 

FICE, Elwood Alan - Age 86, of Pontypool, Ontario, passed away peacefully, Friday March 3, 2017 at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. on Saturday March 11th at the Pontypool Community Centre, 254 John Street, Pontypool, ON, L0A 1K0

Elwood is survived by his wife Reta of 67 years, Predeceased by Brother Ray Fice, survived by Brother Herman Fice, sons Alan Fice, David (Tracy) Fice, daughter Sandra (Gord) Weir and four loving grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, extended family and many friends.

 

WAUD, Christine Mary – Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the age of 81 years.

Christine, loving mother of Dale (Janelle) and Stephen (Cheryl).

 

HOWSAM, Robert ‘Bob’  - Passed away peacefully after a valiant struggle, at Port Perry Place Long Term Care, on Thursday, March 2, 2017 in his 84th year.

Bob Howsam, much loved husband of Norma for 63 years.