Colosimo RobertCOLOSIMO, Robert  - (December 25th, 1929 – March 7th, 2017)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bob on March 7, 2017.

Bob is survived by his beloved wife Marilyn of 62 years, his daughter Joy (Ed) and son James (Christine).

Bob was the proud and loving grandfather to Andrea (Ray), Mark (Sabrina), Christie (Dejan) and Michael.

He leaves behind his sister Catherine (James Scaverelli), brother-in-law Don (Alice) Mackay as well as several nieces and nephews.


Kyriakopoulos EfstathiosKYRIAKOPOULOS, Efstathios  - (February 2, 1942 – March 7, 2017) 

It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Efstathios (Stathis) after a short illness at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa, on Tuesday March 7, 2017 at the age of 75.

Stathis, beloved soul-mate, husband and best friend to Frederiki for 47 years.

Cherished and proud father of Vicky Liamakeros (Kostas) and Thomas Kyriakopoulos (Marianne).

Loving and generous Pappou to Eleftherios, Efstathios (Big Stathis), Federiki, Efstathios (Baby Stathis), Christopher and Eleni.


Young MerleYOUNG, Merle Patricia (Patsy) (Nee Fray) - July 18, 1942 - March 7, 2017

Passed away peacefully at Scarborough General Hospital on March 7, 2017.

Predeceased by her parents Hector and Lucille Fray of Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Beloved wife and soulmate of Nicholas (Nick), dear sister of Elaine Baker, Yvonne (Betty) Roye, Kingsley (Annah), Merrick (Jane), Hector (Marva), Volney (Val) (Louisa), William (Bill) (Diana).

Will also be missed by sister-in-law Pam Young, many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.


CARR, Harold Ronald "Ron"  - It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our father on March 7th, 2017 at the age of 85.

Predeceased by his beloved wife of 53 years, Eleanor.

Father of Barry (Marianne), Kathy (Andy), Jamie (Christine) and Marilyn. Proud Grandfather of 10, great-grandfather to Aiden. Survived by his brother, Ralph, three sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law.


BEGG, Margaret Matilda   - It is with heavy hearts that the family announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother and grandmother at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 in her 93rd year.

Margaret Begg, beloved wife of the late Harold Begg.

Loving mother of Paul and cherished grandma of Darryl and Kimberly. Dearly missed by her daughter-in-law Angela. Dear sister of Dolly Brook, the late Ken Bromley and the late Gordon Bromley. Fondly remembered by nieces, nephews, other family and friends.


Bracken MildredBRACKEN, Mildred Loreen  - Passed away Tuesday March 7, 2017, at Lakeridge Health Oshawa at the age of 88.

Beloved wife of the late Hugh Emerson Bracken.

Daughter of the late Henry Leonard and Dorothy Mae Hill.

Cherished mother of David (Debbie), Larry (Susan) Bonnie (Tom Rowinski), Janice (Rene LeBlanc), Ted (Janet), and Sandra (Brian Spence), Lovingly remembered by her 13 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.


Rospond Kelly AnneROSPOND, Kelly-Anne  - Tragically, at St. Michael’s Hospital as the result of a car accident in Toronto on March 7, 2017, Kelly passed away at the age of 38.

Loving mother of Madeline, Christopher and Garrett.

Cherished daughter of Gordon and Bonnie Rospond. Treasured sister of Michael (Christina) and their daughter Olivia.

Predeceased by her loving grandparents Stanley and Josephine Rospond, Harold and Stella Newsome.

Kelly-Anne will be sadly missed by extended family and many friends.


Dionne AlanDIONNE, Alan Gilbert - Alan (Al) passed away suddenly at his home with his loving wife of 65 years, Zelda, at his side on Monday, March 6th, 2017 in his 87th year.

Born in Oshawa as the youngest son to his late parents Wilfred and Lorinda.

Dedicated and loving father to Paul (Anne) and Karen. Adored grandfather of Greg (Michelle) and Heather Dionne, and Stephanie, Matthew and Nathan Jordan. Al welcomed his first great grandchild William into the family this past December.

Predeceased by his brothers Jack and Fred.

Al was a longtime GM employee and member of the UAW. In addition, Al worked part time at the Oshawa Civic Auditorium as head doorman and usher from the Civic’s opening night in 1964 until the late 1990’s.


Czyz RozaliaCZYZ, Rozalia "Rose" (nee Pasternak) - (December 12, 1925 – March 6, 2017)

- Passed away on Monday, March 6th, 2017, lovingly surrounded by her family, at Extendicare, Oshawa.

Beloved and loving wife of the late Joseph Czyz.

Forever missed by her children Walter Rebot (Sharon), Romana Owens (Garry), Dr. Morris Rebot (Lidia, predeceased), and predeceased by her youngest son John Rebot.  Predeceased by her children’s father, Stanley Rebot.

Cherished and forever loved “Baba” of grandchildren Karen (Mike Rivers), Christa (David Gunn), Stephanie (Steve Tarling), Natalie (Bart Lipski), Laura (Mike Homans), and Kristian Owens (Krista). 

Blessed with seven great-grandchildren; Ally and Zach Rivers, Gavin and Dawson Gunn, Duncan and Griffin Tarling, and Chloe Estes.


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.