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SUDSBURY, Donald Alvie - Don grew up in PEI and always stayed true to his roots. A true east coaster with a heart of gold and the most easy going personality.  

As a family member stated: Truly the biggest limb on the family tree has left behind strong loving roots. 

It is with great sadness that the family of Donald Alvie Sudsbury announces his passing on Friday March 5th, 2021. 

“Big Don” will be lovingly remembered by his four boys Donnie (Michelle), Scott (Jane), Brian (Judy) and Michael (Caley).

STEVENSON, Carley Ann Stevenson   - Carley passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday, March 5, 2021 at the age of 32. 

Carley is the beloved daughter of Doreen and Jeff Stevenson, sister to Jennifer McVicar (Tom McVicar), Aunt to Lachlan and Hudson McVicar. She is survived by her Opa, Adolf Romanowski.  


Ciosk JanCIOSK, Jan [John] Ciosk   -  June 14th, 1926 - March 5th, 2021

Jan was born in Mokrsko Dolny in Kielce, southern Poland, on the banks of his beloved Nida River on June 14, 1926.

He passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Hospital Oshawa on March 5 2021.

Cherished husband of Helen, beloved Father of John, MaryT, Dianne, Stan (Stawiarski).

Adored Dziadzia of Christopher and Mary Ann Ciosk and Kasia Stawiarski.

When he was just 15 he was taken by the invading Germans and spent the rest of the war as a slave on a Bavarian Farm.

MAKXAM, Kathy (nee Ankenman) Makxam   - Passed away peacefully surrounded by love on  March 6th, 2021 at the age of 71 years. 

Beloved wife of Fred Makxam. 

Loving mother of Michael & his wife Jessica and cherished Grandma Kathy of Noah. 

DIMITRA, Fenton (nee Vlachos) Dimitra   -  A beautiful Valentine’s Day baby born on February 14, 1968, died on the early morning of March 6th, 2021, age 53, after a valiant and dignified battle with cancer.

Taken much too young, Dimi is survived by her husband David Fenton and her daughter Eleni.

Predeceased by her parents Sotos and Eleni Vlachos.

Anderson ShannonANDERSON, Shannon Lee - (September 15, 1976 - March 4, 2021)

Former long-term partner of Kevin Thertell.

Beloved mother of Westley Anderson (Halie Dibonaventura), Leeanne Anderson, Mackenzie Skerratt and William Thertell-Anderson.

Dearly loved daughter of Judy Anderson (Bob Pelletier) and Tom Anderson (Heather).

Beloved sister of Brett Anderson (Daniella) and Brittany Anderson (JP LePage). Predeceased by sister Lee Anne Anderson.

Lacey DonaldLACEY, Donald - (February 17, 1946 – March 4, 2021)

On Thursday, March 4, 2021, Don passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa at the age of 75.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife Sandy (nee Sheppard) and will be remembered as a loving father and best friend to Kevin (Erika), and a cherished Grandpa to Mackenzie and Bronwyn.

Don was a dear brother to Richard (Deborah Beaudoin) and the late Ronald and was predeceased by his sister-in-law Elizabeth.

He was a dedicated son to Gwendolyn and was predeceased by his father Richard.

Don will be missed by his partner Mary Zolis and her children Jennifer (Matt), Jessica (Andy), Jordan and granddaughter Adaline.


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.  

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). Loving father of Nicole Snape (Nick) and Chris Avery (Caitlin).

CREIGHTON, Patricia May   - It is with great sadness that my beloved mother passed at Hillsdale Terraces Oshawa on Friday March 5th, 2021 at the age of 82 years.

Mother to Bill Kress, daughter of Kay Bottomley, sister to Anita, Carol and Alan.

Special mom to Nancy and Lisa.

Thank you to all the PSWs who helped me look after my mom.

HICKS, Walter Frederick George Wally Hicks   - April 27, 1942 – March 5, 2021 

It is with deep sadness and eternal love that the family of Walter Hicks shares the news of his passing on March 5th, 2021 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa after a brief illness. 

His daughters, Shannon and Sheri were by his side as he left this earth to be at peace. 

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. 


Povinsky DavidPOVINSKY, David James  -  March 15th, 1949 - March 2nd, 2021

With heartfelt sorrow, the family of David James Povinsky announces his passing on March 2, 2021, to his next great adventure.  

Forever held in the hearts of his beloved wife and travelling companion, Marcey, and his adored children, Jeremy, Sara, Ryann, and Robin.

Proud Papa of Zackary and Britton Poulin. 

Dear son of the late Sally and Peter Povinsky and the late Eugene Strader.

Devoted brother to Darlene Doner (Randal) and to his cherished brother the late Dane Peter Povinsky. 

Proud uncle of Rachel Turrin (Adrien), Miranda (Calvin), and Luke (Kathryn) and precious grand-nephew, Henry. 

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).


MacDonald MarkMacDONALD, Mark MacDonald   -  November 11, 1955 to March 3, 2021 

Beloved husband and soulmate of Karen. 

Fur daddy of Callaway and Hogan. 

He will be missed by his sisters Dawn, Marsha (predeceased} and Ellen and their families. 

Mark was an entrepreneur who built a business he was proud of. 

He was most proud of the relationships and friendships he had with his customers and suppliers. 

Mark’s happy place aside from Jamaica with me was Royal Ashburn Golf Club. 

OLUBICK, Susan Nora  -   September 13, 1957 - March 3, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Susan after a courageous battle with cancer.

We lost our friend, mother and grandmother.


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). 


Jonosik GraceJANOSIK, Grace Mary 'Joan' (née Bailey) – (August 16th, 1925 - March 2nd, 2021)

Passed away peacefully on March 2, 2021 with her family by her side.

Predeceased by her husband William Thomas Janosik (d. 1952).

Joan leaves behind her children Joanne Elizabeth Foster, Thomas William “Tom” Janosik and Jennifer Darlene Brown and her husband Tony Reimer.

Proud grandmother of Tammy Brockman, Christopher Brockman, Garry Foster, Kevin Foster, Jake Janosik, the late Zoey Janosik, 11 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Daughter of the late Walter and Mabel Bailey.

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.

Jennifer pushed herself to her maximum, she had an independent spirit and a passion for life.

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.