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Smith JefferySMITH, Jeffery Michael  - (OPG ERM, Part Time Clarington Fire Services)

Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the love of his family on August 16, 2017 after a bravely fought battle with cancer at the age of 44.

Loving and devoted husband of Sarah. Cherished father of Thomas, Owen, Olivia, Gavin and his beloved furry companion Teddy. 

Beloved son of Jo-Ann and the late Thomas. Loving brother of Nicole (Mike) Tughan.

Dear son-in-law of Helen and Patrick Power, brother-in-law of Shannon (Tom) Power-Latulupe and Johanna (Bob) Malone. Dear uncle of Aidan, McKenna, Emma, Abby and Jack.


Beatty TerranceBEATTY, Terrance  - Passed away peacefully on August 16, 2017 after a very short illness, at the age of 74, with his family by his side.

He will be deeply missed by his wife Margaret of 53 years.

Loving father to Carrie (Michael), Kimberly (David), and proud grandpa to Austin and Jenna.

Brother, brother-in-law, nephew and uncle to many.

Terry will be greatly missed by all.


Head JohnHEAD, John William  - John William Head of Oshawa, resident of Glen Hill Strathaven, Bowmanville passed away at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Wednesday August 16, 2017 in his 90th year.

Predeceased by wife Marie and 2nd Wife Mary, sons John William Jr. and Jeffrey Edward.

He is survived by his children Joseph, Jo-Ann, Douglas and Barbara.

Grandfather to eight grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

John was a Veteran of the R.C.A.F 4th Service Squadron Uplands A.F.B. He was also a letter carrier for Canada Post, a security guard and a taxi driver for many companies in Durham Region.


Living IrlaLIVING, Irla (nee Jackman) -  Age 93 years. Passed away peacefully on Wednesday August 16th, 2017.

Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of Janet and Doug Harness, Stephen Living, and Ellen Living.

Loving grandma to Troy Harness, Melissa (Andrew) Davey, Oner Brown and Eric Living. She will be lovingly remembered by her great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her siblings Eunice Heard and Ross Jackman.


Bryant KenBRYANT, Ken - June 9, 1918 - August 15, 2017

“Safe in the Arms of Jesus”

Peacefully at Hillsdale Estates on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017, Dad passed away in his 100th year.

Beloved husband of Dorothy Bryant.

Loving father of Marlie and Richard Boville, Marilyn and Gib Dickinson, Michael and Linda Bryant.

Step-father of Patricia Cassis, Deborah and Jim Clark, Harold and Leslie Dervent and Nancy Craig.

Papa was adored by his grandchildren and great grandchildren.


McEachen BryanMcEACHEN, Bryan Patrick Joseph  - Bryan McEachen, of Whitby, Ontario, passed away on August 15th, 2017, after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 78.

Bryan was born in Témiscaming, Quebec on March 17th, 1939.

He was married to Diane Morin on August 3rd, 1963 in Ottawa; they were joyfully married 54 years.

Bryan was a dedicated employee of Algoma Steel for 40 years. He cherished his family, was a trusted friend, and an avid sports fan ─ Go HABS; Go Jays!


Drayton KathleenDRAYTON, Kathleen 'Shaaron' (nee Culley) - Our family is heartbroken to announce the sudden, but peaceful passing of Shaaron at her home on August 15, 2017.

Shaaron was predeceased by her best friend and loving husband Bill in 1984, her father Bud Culley in 1988, and her mother Margaret Culley in 2013.

She is survived by her brother Lorne (Yvonne) Culley and sister Vicki (Don) Wallace.


Coleshaw PatsyCOLESHAW, Patsy Lois (nee Lovelace)  - Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, after a courageous battle on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 80 years of age.

Beloved wife of William for 60 years.

Loving mother of Rosie Arthurs and her husband Mike, Angie Brohm and her husband Ken, and Lana Croxford and her husband Mark.

Loving grandmother of Mandy (Mike), Brad (Jess), Bryan (Jennifer), Alison (Lee) and Brock (Kerri), and G.G. of Molly, Chloe, Hayley, Cameron, Everett and Phoenix. Survived by her brother Garry.

Predeceased by brothers and sisters DeVere, Jack, Sylvia and Val. Patsy will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.


ROBINSON, David Russell  - At Lakeridge Health in Oshawa on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017.

David, in his 53rd year.

Beloved son of Jean and the late Russell.


LINK, Debra  - Peacefully, at the Caressant Care Nursing Home in Lindsay on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at age 63.

Beloved daughter of the late George and Olive Link, and stepdaughter of the late Sara Noseworthy.


Crouse GretaCROUSE, Greta  - Passed away peacefully at Hillsdale Estates on Monday August 14, 2017 at the age of 103.

Beloved wife of the late Jay Crouse.

Loving mother of Richard and his wife Carolyn.

Cherished grandmother of Steve (Karen), Randy (Maureen), Scott (Rachelle) and great grandmother of Jackie, Katey, Ben, Natalie, Danielle, Jason and Jacob.

Greta was an avid Oshawa General’s fan and had seasontickets for over 40 years.


Soper DavidSOPER, David “Randy”  - Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family & friends on Monday August 14th, 2017 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa at the age of 66.

Loving father of Ron and his wife Sarah, and Nick.

Proud grandfather of Caleb, Noah, Leland, Cynthia, and Selina.

Dear brother of Judy (Dave Metcalf).

Caring partner of Christine.

Randy will be greatly missed by his long-time friend Bryon, his family, extended family, many friends and colleagues.


Jackett MavisJACKETT, Mavis Lynn (Strong) Jackett  - Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Monday August 14th, 2017

Wife of the late Earl Strong.

Dear mother of Sherry (Glen) Swain, Jim (Angie) Strong, Sharon (Warren) Louey, Jeff (Rene) Strong, Paul Strong and Earl (Janice) Strong.

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

Dear friend & companion of Bill Britton.


Dunn CliffordDUNN, Clifford Dunn  - 1934 - 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Clifford Henry Joseph Lucien Dunn announces his passing on August 14, 2017, at the age of 82 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.

Surrounded by his family, Clifford was welcomed Home through Heaven's Gates to be with the Lord.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 19 years Leona (McNamara) and his three children Nancy (Dave) Comeau, Julie (Bryan) Sehl,


CUNNINGHAM, Garry Marshall  - Passed away peacefully after a long hard fought battle with cancer at Michael Garron Hospital on Monday, August 14th, 2017 at the age of 57.

Beloved husband of Debbie for 35 years. Loving father of Sean (Emily) and Kyle (Sarah).

Devoted granda of James, Jesse, Sydney, Aurora and soon to be “Baby Cunningham”.

Cherished son of Jessie Cunningham and the late Jack Cunningham. Dear brother of Steve Cunningham (Vicki) and Ian Cunningham (Barb).


Shanks JanetteSHANKS, Janette Lorraine Shanks - (1960 - 2017) - 

It is with sadness that we say farewell to Janette Lorraine Shanks who died suddenly on August 14th, 2017.

Janette was survived by her two brothers Brian (Darlene) and Gord (Hazel) and will be fondly remembered by her three nieces Brittney, Sabrina and Simone.

She was predeceased by her mom Valerie Redcliffe Shanks and her dad William (Bill) Shanks.


Ferrier CraigFERRIER, Craig Steele  - Passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on August 13th 2017, at Humber River Hospital.

Beloved son of the late William and Wilma Ferrier.

Loving brother of Lynn (Glen), Bill (Karen), Steve (Jamie), and Lisa (Mark).

Dear uncle of Summer, Patrick, Eliza, Jer, Josh, Brandon, Justin and Ethan. 

Great uncle of Dessa and Saskia.

Craig will be fondly remembered by his many family and friends.


MARKELL, Donald Bruce  - Passed away peacefully at Lakeview Manor on Sunday, August 13th, 2017 at the age of 68. 

Loving father of Cindy (Joe) Lyle and Ken (Jess) Markell and Proud grandpa of Hannah and Weston.


Robinson JohnROBINSON, John Arthur  - After a brief illness at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa on Sunday, August 13, 2017, at the age of 74.

Beloved husband of the late Linda.

Loving father of John Robinson and wife Annette of Bowmanville and Tracy Robinson and her partner Greg Smith of Harwood, ON.

Amazing Grandpa to Natasha Robinson, Andrew Sim, Ryan Robinson and Ethan Robinson.

Dear brother of Sharon Morrison and husband Neil, Lindy Tungatt and husband Ken, Brett Robinson and wife Sharlane and predeceased by Robin Robinson and Lance Robinson.


McCausland RobertMcCAUSLAND, Robert Charles David - Passed away unexpectedly on August 12, 2017 at St. Michael’s Hospital at the age of 74.

Robert will be missed by his niece Tracy and her husband Alain as well as their children Emilia & Addison, and his nephew Bill and his wife Jo.

Predeceased by his parents William and Margaret and his sister Margaret (Werner).


Jetten PatriciaJETTEN, Patricia (Trish) Lillian  - December 4, 1963 - August 12, 2017

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of Patricia at her home, at the age of 53 years on Saturday, August 12th, 2017.

She was an important link in a very close family.

A beloved wife and soul mate of Tony (Anthony) Jetten and loving mother of Emily.

Patricia was a loving, caring person and when she touched your life you knew she really cared.

She was a ray of sunlight to her parents Edward and Georgine Fairburn, her sister Christine (Bill), and brother Robert (Bob).


Anderson JasonANDERSON, Jason  - It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Jay on August 12, 2017 in his 26th year.

Cherished son of Robert and Lisa.Proud father of Jayden and Mya.

Brother to Jennifer, Eryn and Rebecca.

Uncle to 6 nephews.

Jason will be fondly remembered by many aunts, uncles and cousins.


DEUDNEY, Stanley John  - It is with great sorrow, after a battle with cancer, that we announce the passing of Stanley John Deudney on Saturday, August 12, 2017 while surrounded by his family.

Stan is survived by his wife Lucia and sons; Eric and Gordon. Loving grandfather to Claire, Michael, William and Jack.


HOPKINSON, Mary - After a long struggle with cancer, Mary passed away on, Saturday, August 12, 2017, at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, in her 54th year.

Loving Mother to James (Angela), Adam, Christopher (Summer), and Tabitha. Proud Grandma of 12 Grandchildren.

Mary is survived by 10 siblings and was predeceased by her parents William and Caroline, as well as, 2 brothers.


Ostler KennethOSTLER, Kenneth Martin  - (February 20, 1935 - August 11, 2017) - 

(Retired Durham Regional Police Officer)

Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Friday, August 11th, 2017 with his family by his side at 82 years of age.

Beloved husband of the late Anne. Loving father of Chris (Susan), Ken (Joanne) and Laurie.

Cherished grandfather of Sarah (Darrell), Jason, Colin, Greg, Liam and Olivia and great grandfather of Deanna and Desmond.


HARRISON, Dennis George  - Passed away peacefully on Friday, August 11, 2017 in his 79th year.

Dearly loved husband of Kathleen for 58 years and beloved father of Christopher, Mark, Robbie, the late Cynthia and Andrew (Shirley).