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Sá Nunes JoséSá NUNES, José Manuel  - October 17, 1943 – March 5, 2021 

Passed away peacefully on Friday, March 5, 2021 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, at the age of 77.

Beloved husband of Angela.

Loving father of Christine (Jeff), Richard (Shari), and Steven.

Cherished by his three grandchildren; Alexandra, Harrison, and Madeline. 

 

 

 

Sykes JohnSYKES, John Logan Sykes   -  January 12, 1935 – March 5, 2021 

It is with the greatest sadness the family of John Logan Sykes shares his passing on March 5, 2021.

John’s pride and joy was his family: Helen, his beloved wife and best friend of almost 66 years, his devoted children Sally (Jim), Steve (Jennifer), Stan (Barb, and late daughter-in-law Shelley), his cherished grandchildren Zach (Sarah), Laura, Brittany (Darren), Nolan, Makayla, Brayden, and Poppa John’s adored great grandson Llewyn.

John loved and was loved by family pets Toby, Czar, Gizmo, Deezel, Oakley, Bailey, Burley, Bear, and Rosie. John was born and raised in Warkworth, Ontario, eldest brother of Stan (Kathleen), Lachlan (Sharon), and the late Robert (Hazel).

 

    

Cardinal ElizabethCARDINAL, Elizabeth ‘Ellie’  - May 15th, 1945 - March 4th, 2021

Passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday March 4th, 2021 at the age of 75 with her daughter by her side.  

Ellie was born in The Hague, Netherlands on May 15th, 1945 to Johannes and Johanna Vrolyk.

She raised her children Drew and Dana lovingly and was an adoring Nana to her two granddaughters Caelen and Tayah. 

She was a dear sister to Martin, Ineke (Joe) and John (Sharon) and is fondly remembered by her niece Trish and her nephews Craig and Brad. 

Ellie was a tender hearted, patient and loving person. 

Miller ShirleyMILLER, Shirley (née Wilkinson)   -  With heavy hearts and profound sadness, the family of Shirley Miller announces her peaceful passing at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Thursday March 4th, 2021 in her 90th year. 

Shirley now joins her late husband’s George Monroe and Wayne Miller. 

Shirley is predeceased by her parents Reginald and Grace (Wells) Wilkinson. Devoted mother to Ron Monroe (Anne), Lynda Woodward (David), Gary Monroe, Jim Monroe (Shelley); predeceased by Larry Monroe. 

Stepmother to Steve Miller (Denise), Roger Beers (Kate) and predeceased by stepdaughter Kathy and Patty. 

Will be fondly remembered by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

STEWART, Eunice June Stewart   - Eunice Stewart (nee Sanders) entered into rest at the Bon Air Nursing Home in Cannington, on Friday, March 5, 2021, at age 93.

Predeceased by her husband Glenn Stewart.

STAPLETON, Sharon Irene Stapleton  - Unexpectedly, on Friday, March 5, 2021 at her home in Port Perry.

Sharon (nee Mason), beloved wife of the late Douglas Stapleton.

Loving mother of Greg and his wife Claudine and Richard and his wife Shari.

Erodutou GeorgoulaERODOTOU, Georgoula 'Georgia' - It is with extraordinary sadness that we announce the passing of the matriarch of our family.

The world has lost a beautiful soul and our lives will never be the same.

Georgoula ‘Georgia’ Erodotou was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.

She left this world suddenly on March 3, 2021 at the age of 73.

She was born to Costadinos and Theodora Aristidou on May 10, 1947 in Limassol, Cyprus.  

At the age of 24, she married her beloved husband Christodoulos ‘Chris’ Erodotou and emigrated to Toronto.

This summer they would have celebrated 50 years of marriage.

  

McKinnon WalterMCKINNON, Walter Gray - (November 21st, 1957 - March 3rd, 2021)

Walter Gray McKinnon, 63, stepped from time into eternity on March 3, 2021.

Our hearts are heavy with the loss of our north star, the heartbeat of our family.

A devastating loss for his adored and adoring wife, Donna. 

Their love shone ever so brightly for 43 years, and cannot be dimmed by death. 

Walter will be deeply grieved and forever missed by his children, Carolyn, Mary Ann and Kyle.

Due to his playful nature he was greatly loved by his six grandchildren, Jamie, Jesse, Austin (deceased), Owen, Jake and Axelle.

McGrath JosephMcGRATH, Joseph Edward "Ted" - At Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Wednesday March 3rd, 2021, Ted passed away in his 94th year.

Loving son of the late Ben and Edna.

Predeceased by his siblings Jean, Harry, Bill, Marguerite, Robert, Cliff, Betty and Jeff.  Adored by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. 

Ted enjoyed the opera, art, travel and a good snort. Ted was known for his biting wit, big smile and remained a stubborn Irishman until the end.

RHOADS, Dale Charles - (1932 - 2021) - It is with great sadness that we announce the quiet passing of Dale Charles Rhoads, March 3, 2021 at 12:40pm.

He will be reunited with his loving wife Margaret (1981).

Dale passed away after a 3 year struggle with cancer and failing health at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa in the presence of his daughter Cheryl and grandson Matthew. 

McSHERRY, Charles Stuart  - April 18, 1928 – March 3, 2021

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

Cherished husband to Joan (nee Morgan).

AVERY, John Albert   - Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Thursday, March 4, 2021 in his 63rd year.

John, beloved husband of Debbie (Pollard).

    

Schell JohnSCHELL, John Arnold - (1925 - 2021) -Passed away peacefully, with his three children by his side, on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at the Village of Taunton Mills, Whitby. 

He was in his 97th year. 

Arn was the loving husband of Joan (deceased in March 2018) for 69 years. They were married on July 10, 1948. 

Arn was a devoted father to Connie Picken (Al), Wes Schell and Bev Rancier (Jim). 

Amazing Grandfather to Greg Picken (Kim), Steve Picken (Tina), Bryan Rancier (Kortney), James Rancier, Chelsea Hill (Luke), Kaitlin Conroy (Wes) and James Larmer (Stephanie). 

Rodesky EdwardRODESKY, Edward J.P.  - (October 2, 1921 – March 2, 2021)

Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Tuesday March 2nd, 2021 at 99 years of age.

Edward served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII as air crew with No. 6 Canadian Bomber Group and completed 33 operations on enemy targets.

He was employed for 40 years with General Motors prior to his retirement in 1982.

He was predeceased by his wife, Betty Eleanor Mills, and is survived by his daughter Susan, his nephews Carlo (Norma) Giovanella, Ed (Wendy) Giovanella, and nieces Carol Broddy (Wyoming) and Lana Shelden (Florida).

    

Gyde PaulGYDE, Paul Bryan  - (February 22nd, 1985 - March 1st, 2021)

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of Paul; brother, son, uncle and his most favourite role of all - Dad.

Paul passed away suddenly on March 1st, 2021 in his 37th year.

Paul was full of life, lived with all his heart and had an adventurous soul that kept us all on our toes. His presence, love, laughter and spirit of aventure will be deeply missed by all those who loved him.

May his soul finally know peace.

Loving son of Diane Gyde and  Brian Gyde and his wife Susan. 

Father of Hannah, Thomas and Charlie and loving brother to Kerry Kyle and Kimberly Gregory and her husband Alex.

    

Blyth JenniferBLYTH, Jennifer Marie - Passed away at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on March 1, 2021 at the age of 54.

Loving daughter of Betty and Joe Blyth.

Adored sister of Susan (David) and David (Camille), cherished aunt of Michael (Rebecca), Alex (Lucas), Julianne (Justin), Kevin (Nicole), Cydney (Luc), Emma and Ivy.

Jennifer will also be missed by her aunt Frances and uncle Jim and aunts Eleanor, Helen and Margaret  in Scotland and her many cousins in Canada and Scotland.

TAYLOR, Robbie - (30+ year employee of GM)

Passed away suddenly at his home on March 1st, 2021 at the age of 55. 

Beloved husband of Lynn, cherished father to Ashleigh and Jamie (Justin). 

Doting Grampa to Mason & Brody.

BROWN, Nelson Ray  – Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Monday March 1st, 2021, at the age of 92.

Beloved husband of Davine for 59 years.

Loving father of David (Barb) Brown, Donna (Mark) Twardowski, Judy (Chris) Phillips.

YOUNG, Sheila   - Passed away peacefully on Tuesday March 2, 2021 in her 85th year.

Cherished mom to Marion (Ed Gorny), Barbara-Ann (Dean McMurray), Diana (Brian Harper) and Deborah.

Proud grandma to Holly, Graeme, Dillon, Briana, Nicholas, Annalise, Nigel, Adam and great grandma to Benjamin, Jacob, Braelyn, Addison and Israelle. Survived by her sister Simone Parsons.

EVANS, Audrey Laureen - It is with heavy hearts that the Evans family announces the passing of their beloved Audrey Evans on Tuesday March 2, 2021, in hospital, shortly after celebrating her 80th birthday.

Audrey (nee Gibson), beloved wife of the late Kaye Evans for 60 years.

Ryan FrederickRYAN, Frederick James - (October 20, 1954 – February 28, 2021)

(Retired Tool & Die Maker for General Motors)

Passed away on Sunday, February 28th, 2021 in his 67th year.

Predeceased by the parents he took such loving care of, Cliff and Ruth Ryan.

Dear brother of Marilyn Simpson (Rick), Neil (Diane), Sharon Ryan (Shahla) and Brenda Jeffs (John).

Will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.

  

Cooper BrianCOOPER, Brian James - (July 22nd, 1958 - February 27th, 2021)

Suddenly in Roseneath on Saturday, February 27th, 2021, in his 63rd year.

Beloved husband of Connie Cooper.

Loving father of Haley Button (Jared), Brittney Cooper and Kelsey Cooper (Sean). Stepfather of Emma Grey.

Grandpa to Oliver and Murphy Button and Kashis Barrett.

    

Piraino CarmelaPIRAINO, Carmela - Passed peacefully in the evening of February 28, 2021, at the age of 91 surrounded by her loving family. 

Her journey began on July 2, 1929 in San Marco, Italy, but she stopped counting years at age 25. 

She was a very devoted wife to Pierino Piraino for 69 long but loving years. 

She was a loving and caring mother to Frank (Lina) Piraino, Ersilia (late Vincenzo) DiCianni, Pat Piraino (Tina) and Anna Piraino.

Carmela had a strong love for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren Maria, Peter (Patricia, Ella and Mia), Lori-Anne (Elissa and Jessica), Kathy, Christina (Fabrizio, Briana and Liam), Angie, Alicia (Antony and Ilaria) and Daniel. 

 

Hosking JeanHOSKING, Jean Madeliene  - (May 7, 1932 – February 28, 2021)

The world has lost a beautiful soul as we sadly announce the passing of Jean Hosking, the matriarch of our family.  

Jean was the beloved wife of the late Ken Hosking, cherished mother of Ken (Janet), David (Donna) and predeceased by Corry and Steven (Jackie). 

She was the very proud grandmother of Sean (Jennifer), Jeremy (Zoe), Connie and Lynsey (Ryan) and adoring great grandmother of Evelyn, Dashiell and Addysen. 

Predeceased by sister Doreen Lynchock (Red) and survived by sisters Carol Clancy (Jim), Jackie Ruggeri (Joe) and brother Ted (Theresa). 

    

Look GlenLOOK, Glenn Edward - (September 1st, 1954 - February 28th, 2021)

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Glenn Look on Sunday February 28th, 2021 at the age of 66.

Loving husband of Dianne (nee Gwodz) for 35 years.

Loving father of Tanja Vargo, Trevor Look and his wife Kathy, Jessica Webb and her husband Rob.

Proud Grandfather of Rebecca, Olivia, Michael, Nicholas, Isabella, Harrison, Ellie, Sloane and Levi.

Dear brother of Al (Linda), Don (Eve) and Kevin (Robyn). His companion Odie will miss his best friend.

GUENETTE, Wayne Robert - (1963 - 2021) - Passed away suddenly on Sunday, February 28th, 2021 at the Ajax-Pickering Hospital at the young age of 57.

Wayne will be dearly missed by his wife Brenda (Bowen), son Luke (Katie) and puppy dog Juno.

Son of Christine and Wilfred (predeceased) Guenette. Brother Steven (predeceased) sister Karen (Tom) Curtin. Wayne will be dearly missed by his aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

He was born on June 18, 1963 and was an employee of General Motors in Oshawa.