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Bendoraitis MonikaBENDORAITIS, Monika Nicole   -  March 28, 1985 – October 15, 2021  

It is with profound sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beautiful Mother, Daughter, Sister, Aunt and friend on October 15, 2021 at the age of 36. 

Monika was a loving Mother to her son Nicholas Thomas.

Her world revolved around him and her kind and loving spirit will live on through her precious boy. 

A cherished daughter to Peggy Draper (Earl) and her late Father Thomas Bendoraitis.

Monika is survived by her siblings Heidi, Kurt, Erika (Jason), Jennifer, Eric (Kirsten) and her Uncles Bernhard Bendoraitis and Werner Keppel.

  

McDonnell StanleyMcDONNELL, Stanley John   -  September 30th, 1934 - October 25th, 2021

Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the love of his family on October 25, 2021 at the age of 87.

Loving husband of Vivian for 63 years.

Cherished and loved by Suzanne & Al and their children David (Lindsay), Jacqueline and Michael as well as great grandsons Calvin & Adrian.

Judy & Gerry and their children Gillian (Mark), Alec (Helina), Sarah (Kevin), Sean and great grandchildren Madison, Finnley and Westley.

Janice and her daughter Brianna.

SIMPSON, Dorothy Wilma Simpson   - Passed away peacefully, at the Bon Air Long Term Care Residence in Cannington on Monday, October 25th, 2021, at age 93.

Dorothy Simpson (nee Elford), beloved wife of the late John Simpson.

Marshall BrockMARSHALL, Brock - It is with broken hearts the family announces the unexpected passing of Brock on Sunday, October 24th, 2021, just shy of his 16th birthday.

Brock Marshall, beloved son of Rick and Diane Marshall. Loving older brother of Della and Tess.

Loved grandson of Larry and Sylvia Farrell, Penny and Dave Nielsen and Ted and Kelli Marshall.

Cherished nephew of Victoria and Paul Jackson, Lynne and Mike Middaugh, Brian and Ady Farrell, Bill and Laurie Farrell, Bob and Thea Farrell, and Paul and Nery Marshall.

PAPANICOLOPOULOS, George Papanicolopoulos   -  It's with deep sadness we announce the death of George Papanicolopoulos on Sunday October 24th 2021.

After a long courageous fight with Parkinson's, he lost the battle.

Born August 22 1944 in Nedoussa, Greece.

Loving husband for almost 50 years to Jeannie (Hansen).

           

Thornton ThomasTHORNTON, Thomas Edward   -  February 18th, 1936 - October 23rd, 2021

Tom passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday October 23rd, at the age of 85.

Survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Norma (nee Anderson), his five children; Julie (Jack), Janice, Jeff (Julie), Tammy (Mark), and Nora, as well as his seven grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

He was a diehard fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He made some lifelong friends thru his enjoyment of 10 pin bowling, and golf.

He worked at GM for 33 years, and retired at the age of 51.

OLINYK, Elizabeth “Betty”  –  Peacefully at Lakeridge Heath Oshawa on Saturday October 23, 2021, at the age of 85.

Beloved wife of Joseph for 65 years.

Loving mother of Robert Olinyk, Brenda Hilbert and Regan Olinyk.

PASSMORE, Colleen Anne Passmore   -  1952 - 2021  It is with great sadness that the family of Colleen Passmore announces her passing on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021, at home at the age of 69 after a long and courageous battle with multiple sclerosis.

Colleen was wife to Harold, mother to Laura Hansen (Passmore), grandmother to Jayde Morris and loving great-grandmother to Aniyah and Elira. 

ROGERS, Robert Joseph  -  (4th Degree Knights of Columbus)

Peacefully, on Friday, October 22, 2021 at the Providence Health Care Centre, in Scarborough, at age 84.

Bob Rogers, beloved husband of Robin (nee Keeso) of Fergus formerly of Port Perry.

THEUNISSEN, Nellie Theunissen  -  After a long and good life on Friday, October 22nd, 2021 at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, at age 91.

Our beloved Mom has gone to be together again with Dad.

ROWLEY, Lyndon Stanley Rowley   -  Lyndon Stanley Rowley born March 22 1953 passed away peacefully at home on October 22 2021. 

Link is survived by his sister Marsha (Rob), his children Stephen and Jessica (Bryce), his nephew and nieces Douglas, Michelle, and Samantha, and his grandson Lynkon. 

CLARKE, Derrick Charles Clarke  -  February 4th, 1960 – October 22nd, 2021 

Derrick passed away peacefully with his family by his side after a short battle with cancer. 

Beloved husband and soulmate to wife Karen, loving father to Tyler (Megan) and cherished Papa to Gia and Wes. 

LAFRANCE, Gilbert A. Lafrance   -  1933-2021  Gil passed away peacefully on October 22, 2021, in the Ajax Hospital with family at his side after suffering a brief illness.

Gil is survived by his wife Patricia of 66 years, his children Richard (Shannon), Robert, Laurence (Lynn dec.), and Denise, grandchildren Nikki (Gerald Lanchbery), Michelle (Greg Dionne), Cameron (Skyler), Margot (Greg Young), Andrew and David Lafrance and Paddington Scott, and great-grandchildren Faith, Charlotte, Will and Clara.

Madgett RoseMADGETT, Rose Marie -  (August 3, 1940 – October 21, 2021)

Peacefully at her residence, with her family by her side on Thursday, October 21st, 2021 at 81 years of age.

Beloved wife of Bruce for 62 years.

Loving and cherished mother of Gary and his wife Tracy, Lorraine and her husband Jeff Helson, Sharon Madgett and Brent and his wife Jennifer.

Devoted grandmother to 10 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, and predeceased by 1 great grandson.

Dear sister of Rilla and her husband Leo Arial and Keith and his wife Heather Spry.

Predeceased by her sister Carol and her husband Ron Russell.

    

Vujevic LjiljanaVUJEVIC, Ljiljana “Lily” (née Begić) Vujević   -  May 31st, 1951 - October 21st, 2021

Passed away unexpectedly, on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at her home, in her 71st year.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Vlado.

Cherished mother of Lori and her husband Mike Kozak.

Devoted grandmother of Robert and Alexa.

Dear sister of Melita (Mirza) Mulaomerović.

Caring aunt of Mirela (Robert) Barić and Vedran and great-aunt of Logan and Evan.

Kelly PatriciaKELLY, Patricia (Pat) Kelly   -   September 11, 1936 – October 21, 2021 

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

She passed away peacefully with her family surrounding her on Thursday October 21st at Lakeridge Hospital, Oshawa. 

Patricia was born in Glasgow, Scotland on September 11th 1936, the ninth of twelve children, to Theresa (Tessie Mac) and Jimmy Doyle.

At 18 she worked as an office manager where she met the tenacious young man who would become her husband and the love of her life, Kevin Kelly.

RUSSELL, James Joseph   -  (Canadian Armed Services Veteran and Retired General Motors Employee)

Peacefully with his loving family by his side on Thursday, October 21st,2021 at Bowmanville Creek Retirement Community, in his 84th year.

Beloved husband of the late Lillian and dear friend of Patricia Hoy.

BELL, Jean Hazel (Higgins) Bell   -  passed away peacefully in her 94th year on Thursday, October 21st, 2021.

She was born on January 16th, 1928 in Lakeview, ON. Jean was the daughter of Edna and Milton Higgins and married Murray Bell in 1946.

They made their home in Oshawa, ON. Jean dedicated her life to serving the Lord faithfully, with her greatest ministry being that of raising her family of seven sons.

    

Carswell RandallCARSWELL, Randall “Randy”  -  (GM Retiree – 34 years of service) 

Passed away suddenly, on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at the age of 63.

Beloved husband of Olivia. Loving father of Leanne, Jamie (Amanda), Christopher (Amanda), Michael, and Adam.

Cherished grandfather of Kaitlyn, Keira, Haylee, Cillian, Aiden, Edie, Eva, and Nora.

Dear brother of Billy, David, and Tommy.

Predeceased by his parents Robert & Estelle and brothers Gary & Bobby.

Randy will be sadly missed by Cindy & Blair, Dan & Cindy, Lucy & Frank, and his many extended family and friends.

RIFE, Delia Rosemarie Rife   -  1960 - 2021  It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Delia Rosemarie Rife after a courageous battle on October 21, 2021 at the age of 60.

Beloved spouse to her predeceased husband, Clare.

Proud and loving mother to Dionne, Jamal, Monique, Latoya (Jermaine), Stefan, Jonee and Danielle as well step-mother to Frazer and Megan.

McDonald QuintonMcDONALD, Quinton Leslie McDonald   -  March 22, 1989 -  September 28, 2021 

On September 28th 2021 our beloved Quinton McDonald a blessed soul was taken too soon.

He is survived by his Mother, Grandmother, Brothers, Sisters and a large extended family. 

Quinton was a cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews that he loved as his own children.  Quinton spread love everywhere he went and his smile could light up the darkest room. 

Quinton was a active member of his community, and he always made sure that the people he loved were taken care of. 

GRODESKY, Robert "Bob"   -  Passed away suddenly at Ross Memorial Hospital, Linday on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 in his 73rd year.

Beloved husband to Deb for 34 years.

Loving father to Bodan, Katya and Mara (Nelson) and Papa to Malachai.

He is survived by his brother Bill Grodesky (Nancy) and his best friend Jurgen (Joyce). Bob will be missed by his nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

POLLARD, Bradford George Pollard   -  January 30, 1955 – October 20, 2021

Today our hearts are heavy as we say goodbye to the patriarch of our family, Brad Pollard.

Brad’s purpose in this life was to create a solid family built on the values he held close to his heart.

To take care of each other, to always have each other’s back, to stay true through thick and thin. He was so proud of the empire he built and the legacy he left behind.

MILLER, Kenneth Robert   - The family of Kenneth Robert Miller sadly announce his passing at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Thursday, October 21st, 2021 at 72 years of age.

Beloved husband of Marjorie (nee Henry).

Survived by his daughter Tracy and son Jeffrey, stepsons Jamie Vesna (Tina) and Paul Vesna (Roxanne).

Finley JackFINDLEY, Jack (John) Christopher - (July 26, 1933 – October 19, 2021)

Of Oshawa, peacefully passed away at Lakeridge Hospital on Tuesday, October 19th, 2021.

Jack is survived by his wife Shirley, his son Greig (Cheryl) of Carlisle and his daughter Jan (Roger) of Ohio.

He was predeceased by his daughter Karen Skobel (Walt) of Toronto and sister Helen Vincent.

He was the proud grandfather of Maddie Skobel, Geoff and Karly Findley and Christopher and Kellen Posacki.

Madill HelenMADILL, Helen Elizabeth (nee McCrea)  - August 7, 1931 – October 19, 2021

Passed away peacefully with family by her side at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville at the age of 90.

Predeceased by beloved husband Galvin Madill.

Loving mother of Karyn Leonard and husband Ken and Kevin Madill and late wife Shari. Cherished Grandma of Meagan Madill and husband Sasha Grujicic, Devyn Leonard and husband Sundeep Sodhi and the late Brent Leonard. Great Grandma to Kian Sodhi.

Predeceased by her siblings Vernon McCrea and Marilyn Kyle.