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PARISH, June Parish   - September 20, 1923 - June 13, 2020 

After a brief illness, June passed away at Seven Oaks Long-Term Care Home on Saturday, June 13, 2020 in her 97th year.

Predeceased by her first husband Howard Tooze and by her second husband Thomas Parish.


Thompson KendyllTHOMPSON, Kendyll Lynn - (July 4th, 1984 - June 10th, 2020)

Passed away suddenly on June 10, 2020 in her 36th year.

Sadly missed by her mother Shawna Smerage (Murray), father Eric Thompson, step-father Frank Hart, sisters Shiloh-Marie (Justin), Carey-Leigh and Jaime (David), children Damen, Devyn and Dustn (Ronald) Dixon and Dezariah (Justin) Scott, and her grandfather Keith Thompson. 

Kendyll will be fondly remembered by her many aunts, uncles, extended family and friends.

McCullough DorisMcCULLOUGH, Doris  - (June 15, 1941June 10, 2020)

The death of Doris McCullough of Oshawa occurred peacefully on Wednesday June 9, 2020 at home with her family.

Born June 15, 1941 in Johnville, New Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late Dennis and Marion Cronin. 

Doris loved working in her yard, gardening in the summer, shoveling the snow and creating snow sculpture.  She loved a good game of euchre and Scrabble.


Jukes BettyJUKES, Betty Louise  - (November 18th, 1933 - June 10th, 2020)

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at her residence in Bobcaygeon.

Beloved wife of the late Leonard Jukes.

Loving mother of Alfred (Barb) Jukes, Danny Jukes, Rick Jukes, Tim (Joanne) Jukes, Nancy (Brian) Browne, Kim Tully, Chris Jukes and Joe Jukes.

Cherished grandmother and great-grandmother of many. Dear sister of Stanley Price and Doris Burns.

Predeceased by her grandsons Joseph, Jonathan and Adam and her siblings Philip, Merlin, Jack, Tom, Phylis, Audrey, Madeline, Ruth, Winston, Aubrey and Muriel.

Lack HarryLACK, Harry Thomas Sr.   - April 8, 1929June 10, 2020

Peacefully at his residence with his family by his side on Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 at 91 years of age. 

Beloved husband of Beatrice (nee Pilkey) for 70 years. 

Great role model and provider to his children Myrna, Wesley (Renate), Elsa (Garry King), Melody (Clyde Walters), Lisa (Douglas Cooper), and Harry (Pina). 

Proud and loving grandfather of William (Lindsey), Donald (Laura), Charles (Madison); David (Alona), Richard; Thomas, James, Josie and great grandfather of Wesley, Wyatt and Isla. 

Bloomer ElizabethBLOOMER, Elizabeth ‘Bette’   - January 15, 1926June 10, 2020

On Tuesday, June 10th, 2020, Bette, in her 95th year, passed away peacefully at Chartwell-Wynfield LTC. 

She joins her beloved husband, Lloyd.  They shared a wonderful life together for 64 years. 

Bette was born in Burk’s Falls, Ontario, and moved to Toronto in her late teens where she met Lloyd when they both worked at Eaton’s before the war. 

They married within weeks of Lloyd’s return from overseas in August 1945. 

MIMMS, Harry Ronald (Ron) Stirling   - December 1, 1955 - June 8, 2020 

It is with very great sorrow and heavy hearts for the blended family of Ron Mimms to announce his sudden passing at home on June 8, 2020, in his 64th year.

Ron was the beloved common law husband of Vicki (Victoria Bellissimo) Holland, loving and cherished father to his two daughters Amanda (nee Mimms) Lefebvre, son in law Darcy Lefebvre, grandson Jude Jack, Amy Mimms and his 'Bean' granddaughter Layla May.

WATSON, Robert  - Peacefully with his loving daughter by his side, at Hillsdale Estates on Thursday June 11th, 2020, in his 90th year.

Robert, soulmate of the late Noreen, married for 65 years.

Theirs was a love story that movies are made of.

CLAIRMONT, Edna ‘Lois’  - Passed away peacefully on June 11th at North York General Hospital in her 77th year. 

Lois Hockley, was the loving wife of the late Bruce Clairmont (2019), for 53 years. 

Loving mother to Tracey (Dan) Heron and Krista (Gregory) Carroll. 

WETHERAL, Enid Ottolene (Parliament) -(September 25, 1929 – June 11, 2020) - 

Enid passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, in her 91st year.

Enid was the beloved wife of Tom for 66 years.

HALL, Kenneth (Ken) Edward  - Born in South Porcupine Ontario, passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Thursday June 11, 2020 at the age of 77 years. 

Ken will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 52 years, Mary Pat and his children Chris (PJ) and Joanna (Terri). 

EFSTATHIOU, Georges  - Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at the age of 76.

Beloved husband of Georgia of 50 years. Devoted father to Sophia (Barry Weiner), Jim (Rosana) and Bill.

SMITH, William "Billy" John - (January 25, 1955 - June 9, 2020)  

It is with great sadness that the family of William John Smith announces his sudden passing on Tuesday, June 9th at Lakeridge Health Ajax/Pickering Hospital. He was in his 65th year. 

He will forever be missed by his wife Laurie, daughters Kelly Trewin (Chris), Jennifer Smith (Steven), and Ashley Piccoli (Mario).

SMITH, Jessie Winifred (nee Chamberlain)   -  Passed away peacefully at home in Sunderland surrounded by love on June 9, 2020 in her 98th year.

Jessie was born and grew up in Stouffville, ON to Susan Jane Wagg and Frederick Charles Chamberlain (predeceased). 

Jessie is survived lovingly by sister and friend Elsie Tyndale (Chamberlain) of Uxbridge, ON. 

WARD, Brian Francis -  Passed away on June 9, 2020, in his 75th year.

The joy and love that Brian brought to the world will never be forgotten, his memory etched on the generations he touched. Peace be with you Brian.

Soulmate and “partner in crime” of Diane Smith. Loving Dad and drinking buddy of Garrett (Caralee), Graham (Louise), Joanne (James), Debbi (the late Mark), Sarah, Adam (Lindsay) and Jamie (Nadine).

MAHONEY, Lois Patricia Mahoney   - November 12, 1941 - June 9, 2020 

With heart filled sadness, we announce that Lois Mahoney passed away peacefully at Ajax Pickering Hospital with her beloved son by her side at the age of 78.

Lois was the daughter of the late Patricia and Norbert Mahoney.

TURNER, William John ‘Bill’   - June 29, 1934 – June 9, 2020 

Retired from Bell Canada Peacefully passed away in his sleep on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at his home in Uxbridge, Ontario. 

Bill, at the age of 85, was the loving husband of Patricia (nee Hardman), for 42 years. 


Bright BettyBRIGHT, Betty Frances - (December 5, 1930 - June 8, 2020)

Peacefully in the 90th year at her Amica at Whitby home where she resided for the last three years, Betty was welcomed into her heavenly mansion.

Born and lived in Cedardale and Oshawa most of her life.

Predeceased by her loving father Frank (Francis) and mother Dolly (Dorothy) Bright.

Loving Aunt to Mercine Oke (Bill), Great Aunt to Louise Cleland (Paul), Tim Oke (Jo-Anne), & Chris Oke (Christine).

Walsh MaryWALSH, Mary Bernice - (December 8, 1948June 8, 2020)

Age 72, left a lot of love behind when she passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2020.  

“When we lose someone we love,
We must learn not to live without them,

But to live with the love they left behind.”
~ Anonymous

Bernice was born December 8, 1948 in St. John's, Newfoundland to James and Margaret Sheehan. She was one of eight siblings and was cherished by every member of her family.

Bernice married her partner for life, Michael Walsh, in 1967 and together they raised two children in Scarborough and later in Whitby. 

MERRICK, Walter R.   -  June 12, 1928 – June 8, 2020 

Passed away in his home in Uxbridge ON, Monday, June 8, 2020 just shy of his 92nd birthday.

Walter was the loving husband of his late wife Rhoda Georgina Hockley.

O’HARE, Kathleen Margaret (Quigley)   - December 29, 1957 - June 8, 2020.

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Kathleen (Kathy) at her home in Beaverton, on Monday June 8, 2020 at the age of 62.

Born in Oban, Scotland, Kathleen was the beloved wife to Thomas O’Hare of 44 years.

Siegele MargareteSIEGELE, Margarete - Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Whitby on Saturday June 6th 2020, at the age of 90. 

Beloved wife and sweetheart to the late Gerhard Siegele.

Loving Mother of Karen Ross (Donald), Martin (Kerry) and the late Erich (Vicki). 

Cherished Oma of Scott Wilson (Assa), Aidan, Erica, and Christina.

Predeceased by her parents Gustav and Karoline Schellenberger.

Margarete will be lovingly remembered by her family, friends, and those who had the pleasure of knowing her. 


Lawson JuneLAWSON, June   -  Passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at Port Perry Place LTC, one week shy of her 95th birthday.

Beloved wife of the late Andrew Henry “Hank”. Loving mother of Jim (Donna), Tom (Debbie) and Gerald (Maggie).

Cherished grandmother of Careen, Brett (Emmanuel) Jennifer (Gordon), Andrea, Ian (Marlee) Jacquelyn (Jay) and great-grandmother of Carly, Lucas, Olen, Vivian, Vienna and Adalynn.

CATTON, Carol Anne - Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Sunday June 7th, at the age of 82 years.

Carol, predeceased by her loving husband Jim.

Zimmerman JohnZIMMERMAN, John Keith - (February 16, 1948June 7, 2020)

In sadness we acknowledge the sudden passing of the Reverend John Keith Zimmerman at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on June 7, 2020 at the age of 72. 

John will be missed by his wife of 47 years, Deborah; his children, John Michael, Blaine, and Angela (Shawn Maschke); and his three grandchildren, Elliott, Sloan, and Hawkins.

Although he was born in Niagara Falls, New York, John spent most of his life as a proud Canadian.

He graduated from Trinity College, University of Toronto with his B.A. in 1976 and his M.Div. in 1979.

STEVENSON, James Jr., “Jim”  -  It is with heavy hearts the Stevenson family announce Jim’s sudden passing on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at the age of 53.

Beloved son of Jim and the late Roseleen (2020).