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Laforteza EuniceLAFORTEZA, Eunice M. -  (September 21st, 1966 - June 2nd, 2020)

On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, Eunice Laforteza, loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend died after a courageous battle with cancer.

Eunice will be forever loved by her son Joshua, sisters Jannette (Lorenzo) and Ramela (Geordan), brother Bo, mother Herminia and predeceased by her father Solomon. 

Eunice will also be lovingly remembered by her nephews (Jordan, Noah, Sebastian, Isaac), nieces (Asia, Kylie) and extended family.

Kennedy MargaretKENNEDY, Margaret (nee McGall) - (November 11, 1926June 2, 2020)

Passed away at Hillsdale Estates on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020, at the age of 93.

Beloved wife of the late George.

Loving mother of Robert and his wife Diane Kennedy, and Douglas Kennedy.

GELDER, Kurt   - Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Tuesday June 2, 2020 in his 86th year.

Kurt, beloved husband of Jean.

Loved step-father of June (Joel) Walsh.

CORBIN, Audrey Doreen Corbin   - Passed away peacefully, at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at the age of 90.

Predeceased by her husband Pierre (d. 2012) and her brother Roy (d. 1991).

BARTLEY, James 'Jim' - Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 in his 82nd year.

Jim had a successful and long career in the automotive business. Jim has touched the lives of many people.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Lois (nee Longhurst).

DOUCETTE COUVIER, Margaret 'Peggy' Ruth   -  (June 13, 1948 - June 3, 2020)

After a courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer, Peggy passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 in her 72nd year.

Peggy was born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

She was recently predeceased by her husband George Couvier.


Small EricSMALL, Eric Gordon   –   July 16, 1929 - May 24th, 2020

Eric Gordon Small, age 90, passed away peacefully on May 24, 2020 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.

Eric was born in Demerara, Guyana.

Son of Eric and Stella Small.

Husband of Genevieve Small.

They were happily married for 68 years.

JACKSON, Margaret “June”  - Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Thursday May 28th 2020, at the age of 91. 

Beloved wife of the late Ben (1996). 

Loving mother of Leigh (Friedemann), Gail (Frank), Shelley (Rick) and the late Brad. 

TAYLOR, Joyce (nee ADLINGTON) - Passed away at Village of Taunton Mills on June 1st, 2020 at the age of 88 years.

Beloved wife of the late Hank Taylor. Dear mother of Kellie (Russ), Clayton (Christine) and Brent (Marina).

Mattison LesleyMATTISON, Lesley Anne - (June 29, 1968 – June 1, 2020)

Peacefully, following a lengthy illness, at home with her loving family at her side on Monday June 1, 2020 in her 52nd year.

Beloved wife to Craig for 14 amazing years. 

Loving mom to Samantha.

Devoted daughter to Mary Anne and the late Peter Pindred (2018).

Cherished sister to Laurie (Peter Tripp) and Paul Pindred and sister-in-law Amy (Dan Cappuccitti) and Leslie Matthews.

RUSHFORD, Margret Marolyn (nee Michener) - Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, on June 1, 2020, at the age of 90 years.

Wife of the late James (Jim) Rushford. Survived by her son James Hugh Rushford and a younger brother Gavin Lyle Michener.

Carnwith ViolaCARNWITH, Viola 'Hoppy' - (August 18, 1933June 1, 2020)

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa after a brief illness on Monday, June 1st, 2020, at the age of 86. 

Born August 18th, 1933 in Port Hope, Ontario to parents Clarence and Susannah Hopps. 

Loving wife to the late James Garry Carnwith. 

Beloved mother to Susan (Henry) Shemilt and the late James Carnwith. 

Devoted Grandma to Dale Shemilt (Lori) and Tayler Carnwith. 

OBRIST, Lily Rose (Eldmire)   -  It is with heavy hearts and great sorrow that the family of the late Lily Rose Obrist announce her passing at Bowmanville Memorial Hospital on June 1, 2020 at the age of 94.

Beloved wife of Fred for 68 wonderful years.

Loving mother of Peter (Cathy), Michael, Robert (Sharon), Mark (Deborah), Christine (Bill), Louie, Brian (Janice).

RUSHFORD, Margaret Marolyn (nee MICHENER)   - Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, on June 1, 2020, at the age of 90 years.

Wife of the late James (Jim) Rushford.

Survived by her son James Hugh Rushford and a younger brother Gavin Lyle Michener.

Avery RichardAVERY, Richard VanWyck - (February 10, 1944 – May 31, 2020) 

Heaven has gained an incredible voice. Richard VanWyck Avery died at Lakeridge Oshawa following a brief illness.

Richard leaves behind his wife of 49 years, Lorraine (nee Nicholle), his daughter Nicholle Stanisz, her husband Mark and was fiercely proud of his three grandchildren: Matthew and twins Emily and Sarah.

Richard also leaves behind his sister Jane Ross, her husband Grant and their children Jennifer, Heather and Catherine, along with their families.


Kidd RichardKIDD, Richard  - (December 4th, 1955 -  May 4th, 2020)

Passed away on Thursday May 4, 2020 in his 65th year. 

Beloved son of the late Stella Kidd. 

Brother of Donna Hamdon (Sid) and the late Ken and Gary. 

Jacobs BillJACOBS, Bill   - July 25, 1954May 29, 2020

Unexpectedly on Friday, May 29th, 2020, at 65 years of age. 

Beloved husband of Vicki. 

Loving father of Neil and Ian. 

Dear stepfather of Valerie Till and Jennifer McCullum. 

Cherished grandfather of Dylan, Justice and Cordel. 

Survived by his brother Wayne and his sister Mary. 


Winch MervinWINCH, Mervin 'Merv' Clifford  - (July 27, 1946 -  May 29, 2020)

Passed away peacefully in the arms of his loyal, devoted daughter Penny on May 29, 2020 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, at the age of 73 after a brave and valiant 8 month battle.

Merv was a dedicated and loving father of Dale Winch (Erin) of Colborne, ON, Kelly Harrington (Larry) of Oshawa, ON, Penny McQueen (Andy) of Oshawa, ON, Brad Winch (Katie) of Fountain, Colorado, Tracy McEwan of Guelph, ON and Debra McDonald (Brian) of Deep River,  ON. 

Olden JayOLDEN, Jay   - April 8th, 1957 -  May 31st, 2020

Passed away at his home with his family by his side on Sunday May 31st, 2020 having just celebrated his 63rd birthday.

Much loved husband and best friend Kathy for 43 years.

Cherished father and best dad of Justin, Jesse and his wife Julie and Jenna and her husband Jamie.

Doting Pa of Jake, Jessie, Molly and Morgan.

Survived by his sister Linda and her husband Charlie.

JACKSON, Edward “Ed” - Born in England on September 21, 1930, Ed passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Sunday, May 31, 2020 in his 90th year.

Beloved husband of Trudy for 62 years. Loving father of Anne (Wayne) and Paul (Jayne).

RYAN, Garnett Benjamin -  It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our father, Garnett Benjamin Ryan, who passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at the age of 72.

He is deeply loved by his daughters, Anthea, Kystra and Leonis, his grandchildren Mahreon, Morghen and Reign and of course, Benji. 

MARTIN, Marion Elizabeth - Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa Hospital on Sunday May 31, 2020 in her 89th year.

Loved Sister of Robert and Margaret (deceased) Martin, Margaret and Verne Miller, Archie and Sharon Martin, Doug and Joyce Martin and Phyllis and Ken (deceased) Salmon.

ROBSON, Shirley Mona (NEE WHITE)   -  Passed away peacefully at Hillsdale Terrace on May 31, 2020. 

Beloved wife of the late William Edward (Ted) Robson. 

Loving mother of Janet (Patrick), Jamie, Grady (Tilda) and Andrea. 

MACHIN, Mitchell Daniel Bradley - (October 8, 1989 - May 31, 2020)

It is with great sadness that the family of Mitchell Daniel Bradley Machin, 30, of Pickering, Ontario, announces his passing on May 31, 2020.

He was born October 8, 1989, in Toronto, Ontario to mother Jackie Pate and stepfather William Pate.

Mitchell was a successful business owner, loving husband, cherished nephew, special cousin and faithful friend.

BROWN, Vera Jean (nee Butler) - (January 31, 1930 – May 30, 2020)

It is with great sadness the Brown family announces Vera’s passing, with her family by her side, at West Shore Village, Port Perry on Saturday, May 30, 2020 in her 91st year.

Beloved wife of the late Bill Brown. Loving mother of Dorothy (Dennis) and Charlie (Natalie).

DAVIS, Colleen (nee Fermoyle)  -  Passed away suddenly on May 30th, 2020 in her 93rd year. 

Predeceased by Lorne Davis (2004) and  Edwin Morris (1982). 

Cherished mother of Wendy Young, Bill Morris, David Morris (Marian) and Barb (Lionel) Gilham.  Predeceased by her daughter Nancy Lynn Morris (1991).