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TERRY, Frances “Fran” Gloria (Hewton)  -  Passed away peacefully on Wednesday May 19, 2021.

Predeceased by her husband Alexander “Al” Terry.

Beloved step-mother of Dianne Ramster, Joanne Terry, and Marsha Terry (Stephen) Raynard.

Groot WilliamGROOT, William  - June 14, 1983 – May 19, 2021 

The family is saddened to announce the sudden passing of William on May 19th, 2021.

Beloved son of Chris and Rhonda Groot.

Loving partner of Lisa-Marie Cormier and proud father of Liam.

Dear brother of Robin, Alicia and Brittany (Andrew).

Loving grandson of Eva Garlough and her husband Riley.

William will be lovingly remembered by all his Aunts and Uncles.

He will be missed by his nieces and nephews Lillian, Sierra, Sophia, Jaxen and Jaden.

GRAHAM, William Barrie Graham   -  October 7, 1933 - May 19, 2021

Passed away peacefully at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay.

Husband of Marie for 46 years, father of 7, grandfather and great grandfather.


Menard DonnaMENARD, Donna Marie  -  Donna was taken from us suddenly and far too soon on Saturday, May 15, 2021. 

Donna is survived by her loving partner Bill Cooper, son Billy (Sara) and Ava and Jack her grandchildren who she adored as well as her sisters Chris (Jim) Wrigley and Diana (Dave) Joe, nephew TJ and niece Michelle and precious furbaby Aspen. 

She will also be missed by stepdaughters Alyssa (Brandon) Alexander and Ashleh (Rod) Hickey and step grandchildren Jayde, Tinsley, Brooklynn and Breckyn. 

Donna was predeceased by her parents Bill and Wanda Jankowski and sister Helen.




Pegelo AnnePEGELO, Waverly Catherine Anne Pegelo   - December 18, 1996 -  May 16, 2021 

Beloved daughter, granddaughter, niece, cousin, and friend.

She was exceptional and touched so many lives.

Her volunteer work at CAMH, her tutoring and her work at the University Psychology department were huge achievements to match her Summa Cum Laude degree.

She was like a red diamond; so beautiful, amazingly sharp, dazzling, multi-faceted and extremely rare.

We have no words to express how much she will be missed.




Pearson GordonPEARSON, Gordon Frederick   -  October 6, 1927 – May 18, 2021 

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Gordon on May 18th, at the age of 93 years.

Predeceased by his wife Laurice (2016).

Adored father of Lynn, Larry (Margaret), Gregory and Caroline (Paul).

Much loved Papa of Jeanine, Charlene, Laura, Shannon, Sarah, Jennie and Melissa.

Great Grandchildren Miller, Robert, John and Josie.

Survived by his sisters Marion and May. 19, 21

At Gordon’s request, cremation has taken place. Gordon will be laid to rest with his wife at Resurrection Cemetery, Whitby.

Paulocik AnnePAULOCIK, Anne Elizabeth Paulocik (nee Adam)   -  September 4, 1930 – May 18, 2021

Passed away on Tuesday May 18th, at Hillsdale Estates in Oshawa.

Anne was born on September 4th 1930, to parents Michael and Mary Adam, who had recently emigrated from Slovakia.

She is survived by two siblings, Mary Armstrong and John Adam, and was predeceased by brother Robert (1950).

She married Michael Paulocik in May 1948, and together they raised four daughters: Linda Paulocik (May 16th, 2019), Susan Fagnani, Christine Paulocik and Michele Paulocik. 

For all but a few months, Anne lived her entire life in Oshawa, returning to the city soon after marriage.

Miniaci LinaMINIACI, Lina Miniaci  -  May 20, 1932 – May 18, 2021 

The family of Lina sadly announce the passing of their dear mother at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Tuesday, May 18th, 2021, 2 days shy of her 89th birthday. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Miniaci.

Much loved mother of Mary (the late John), Tony (Judy), Joe (Norma) and Alba (Kevin).

Cherished Nonna of Mary-Lou (Shawn), Michelle (Jim), John (Claudia), Sara Lyn (Brandon), Joseph (Cassandra), Anthony (Julie), Michelina and Sebastian.

Loving Bis Nonna to 10 great grandchildren.

She will be fondly remembered by her sisters, Sara and Maria, many nieces, nephews and friends.

SUDDARD, Kenneth Henry   -  (April 7th, 1939 – May 18th, 2021)

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we share the unexpected passing of Kenneth Henry Suddard at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Tuesday May 18th, 2021 at the age of 82 years.

SHIER, Eulah Iren (nee PARISH)   - June 8, 1919 – May 18, 2021

On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, peacefully, at Amica Retirement Home, with her loving daughter Anne and friend Evelyn by her side, Eulah Irene Shier (nee Parish) passed away just shy of her 102nd Birthday.

Beloved wife of the late Howard B. Shier (2007).


Robertson ElizabethROBERTSON, Elizabeth (Betty) (nee Rodger)  -  January 27th, 1926 -  May 17th, 2021

Passed away peacefully on Monday May 17th, 2021 at the age of 95 at Fairview Lodge, Whitby, Ontario.

Predeceased by her husband David Stewart (2008) and brother John and sister Dorothy. 

Mum will be missed by her children Susanne (Don deceased 2017), Dave (Kathy), Ken (Cathie), Keith (Jane).

Grandmother of Lisa (Trevor), Pamela (Randy), Harley (Chantelle), Scott, Christopher (Samantha), Blake (JooAe), Andrew (Amy), Eric (Sandra) and Briar (Allan) and 10 Great Grandchildren.

Dear sister to Ronald and Pat.

Standingready FrancesSTANDINGREADY, Frances  -  November 1, 1947 – May 17, 2021

We are sad to announce the passing of Frances Standingready in her 74th year, at Lakeridge Health Oshawa. Predeceased by husband, Cliff Standingready.

Beloved mother to Pauline (Marc), John (Michelle), and Cliff Lee (Kim). Loving grandmother to Julie (Tyler), Chantal (Calvin), Christopher (Chantal), Sierra, Amanda (Patrice), Brandon, Austin, and Josh.

She is survived by her brothers, Ralph Murphy (Debbie), and Allan Murphy (Heather) and her sisters, Mary Ann Edmondson (Howard), Catherine Higgins, and Betty Bernardo (Paul).

Family was of the utmost importance to her. She found her joy in spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Wilson MargaretWILSON, Margaret “Peggy” (Duncan)  -   July 8, 1927 – May 17, 2021

Peacefully passed away on Monday, May 17, 2021 in her 94th year.

Peggy lived her life with generosity, fierce independence, pride, strength and love for her family.

Beloved wife of 32 years to the late Alan Wilson (1978).

Loving mother to her devoted daughter Eleanor and her husband Walter Kisil.

Cherished “Nana” to Lesley (Jason Ciciretto) and Michael (Danielle Dubyk) and beloved “Nana Peggy” to Matteo and Maryse.

Survived by her brother James Meikle (Catherine) of Langdon, Alberta and predeceased by brother William Meikle of Brisbane, Australia.

Watson RobertWATSON, Robert Thomas   - November 5, 1925 – May 17, 2021  (GM Employee for 41 years)

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Monday, May 17th, 2021, in his 96th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Yvonne.

Loving father of Doug (Elizabeth), Barbara (David) and Deb Netley (Jeff).

Sadly missed by his grandchildren Sean (Sarah), Tierney, Bronwen, Baillie, Sara (Tyler), Brianna, Andrew, and great grandchildren Macayla, Harper and Etta.

Predeceased by his parents Edith and Fred Watson, and his siblings Edna Rollo (Dick), Len, Charlie (Eleanor) and survived by Dorothy French (Doug).

McIntyre CliffordMCINTYRE, Clifford Henderson   -  July 26, 1939 – May 17, 2021

Peacefully, with his wife by his side at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Monday, May 17th, 2021 in his 82nd year.

He was married to Jean (Curtis) McIntyre, the love of his life for almost 60 years.

He was a loving Dad to Andra (Greg) Cuicani of Hamilton and Nancy (Spencer) Albion of Oshawa, and a special Papa to his grandchildren, Marcus, Cameron and Eric; Rebecca, Nathan and Graham.

He leaves behind 3 brothers, Ross (Laura), Lloyd (Debbie) and Lorne (Mary) and their families.

Cliff had a passion for flying and anything mechanical.

He was a longtime employee of General Motors.

Michael EliasMICHAEL, Elias "Al" Michael   -  November 5, 1947 – May 17, 2021 

We are saddened by the sudden passing of Al Michael, who died on May 17, 2021, at the age of 74. 

Al is survived by his wife Catherine “Kitty” Michael, his children Tammy (Moe), Carrie (Dave) and Todd (Tamara), and his grandchildren Carlie, Danielle, Jayda and Kya.

He is also survived by his siblings Saida, Norma, Peter, Michael, Mary and Johnny.  He is predeceased by his mother and father, Genevieve and Habeeb, and his brother Joe. 

Al was so very important to so many people, and loved by all.

Known for his helping hands, his wit he brought laughter with, his grit with his vegetable farm, and in his retirement, grew the best peaches in Eastern Ontario.

Baker JamesBAKER, James R. Baker   - February 8, 1958 – May 17, 2021 

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of James (Jim) Baker, after a long, hard battle with stomach cancer on May 17, 2021.

Jim passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family.  

Beloved husband to May "Babe" for 41 years.

Amazing Dad to Melissa (Mike), Ashlea, Tyler (Felicia), Jesse and Wesley. Adored Papa to Jack and Logan, Reese and Wyatt, Shea and Beau.

Survived by his Mom, Eileen Megill and pre-deceased by his Father, Reginald Baker.

Loving Brother to Paula and Marion (Stan).

McNAUL, Audrey Eileen (nee Billings) McNaul    - Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on May 17th, 2021 at the age of 94 years. 

Beloved wife of the late William McNaul. 

KNOWLES, Michael "Mike" Carter  -  Mike passed away on May 17, 2021.

Mike will be dearly missed by his daughter Ashley Knowles and his grandchildren Michael and Hailey.

Son of Louise Newth.

SINKINS, Doris Margaret May Sinkins   - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Doris Sinkins on Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 at the Peterborough Regional Health Center at the age of 76.

Doris was predeceased by her husband George Sinkins and her mother, Marjorie Tripp.


Wilson MarieWILSON, Marie (nee Button)   - Passed peacefully at Westshore Village in Port Perry on Monday, May 3, 2021. 

The daughter of Bill and Gladys Button of Welland, Marie was born on May 13, 1931.

She trained as a nurse at Hamilton General Hospital and graduated in 1953.

After marrying her high school sweetheart, Claude Wilson in 1954, Marie would go on to set up home for her family in twelve different locales in Ontario and Quebec as Claude’s business career evolved.  

During her lifetime Marie was an avid gardener, enjoyed curling, golf, bowling, bridge, darts and was seen doing line dancing into her 80’s.  

She and Claude loved travel with cruise ship adventures being their favourite.  

KELLY, Karen Kelly  - On The afternoon of May 16th Karen died peacefully in a sun filled room, surrounded by her loving family.

Karen was sixty-three years old. For the past ten years, she battled a brain tumour with stubbornness, humour, dignity and valour.

Karen leaves behind the love of her life, Michael Jay Kelly.

THEUNISSEN, Antoon Theunissen  - November 22, 1929 - May 16 2021

It is with sadness but also profound gratitude for a full and wonderful life well lived that the family of Toon Theunissen announces his passing on May 16.

WESTCOTT, William Francis   - Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.

Passed away peacefully, on May 15, 2021, at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.

Bill was a committed and beloved Catholic educator in the City of Toronto for 32 years.

DAVIS, Donald   - (A resident of The Court at Pringle Creek) 

Died peacefully at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa on Sunday May 16, 2021.

Beloved husband of Crystal. Loving father of Brian Davis (Jackie Roach), Kenneth Davis (Gillian), Alyson Morrison (Brett); and beloved step father of Alison Fregonese (Tony), Sally Arnott.

DYSON, Orma May (Maltby)  – Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s at Fleming, Peterborough, on Sunday May 16, 2021 at the age of 93.

Orma predeceased by her husband William Dyson.

Loving mother of Jim (Debbie) of Peterborough, predeceased by her son Bill Jr. (surviving Patti) of Etobicoke, Ted (Linda) of Kirkfield, and God daughter Heather Badham.