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MaGEE, R. Ross - GM Truck Plant Retiree

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville surrounded by his wife Sharon, on Monday April 5th, 2021 at the age of 83 years. 

Born in Peterborough, Nichols Hospital on November 9, 1937 to Herb & Ethel MaGee. 

Best friend, soulmate & beloved husband of Sharon MaGee (Acheson, nee Rocque). We were as connected as any two could be.

JARVIS, Dan - It is with deep sorrow and much love, we mourn the passing of Dan Jarvis of Oshawa at Haliburton hospital April 5th, 2021 at the age of 54.

Dan passed away peacefully with his wife Krys of 30 years, and his friends Lisa and Bill, by his side. 

KLATT, Shannon Lyn - Born March 7,1983 passed peacefully in her home in Oshawa, on April 4, 2021 at the age of 38 after a year long battle against cancer. 

Shannon was known for her kind and thoughtful spirit - she was always thinking of others and would go to great lengths to see a smile on someone's face. She loved going on trail walks and forest adventures, camping and geocaching with her children and nephews.

GILLESPIE, Walter Bruce   - January 18, 1924 – April 4, 2021

It with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Walter, suddenly and peacefully at home in his 98th year.

Walter was predeceased by his wife, Jean Marie (Topping) in 2005 and his daughter Barbara Jean (David Bailey) in 2020.

Ford RayleneFORD, Raylene Louise - (April 3, 1970 – April 3, 2021)

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Saturday, April 3rd, 2021, in her 58th year.

Predeceased by her life partner, Daniel Ackles, and her parents Mary “Catherine” and Raymond Ford.

She will be lovingly remembered by her siblings Glenn Ford, Joanne (Mike) Revoy and Jimmy Ford.

Dearly missed by her children, Amanda Ford and Derrick Ackles.




LaFleur Jo AnneLaFLEUR, Jo-Anne Dorothy  -  August 10th, 1944 - Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jo-Anne Dorothy Lafleur on Saturday April 3, 2021 at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa at the age of 76.  

She was the beloved wife and best friend of Joseph Lafleur of 43 years, step-mother of Deena Lafleur (Chris) and cherished grandmother of Sophia Ambrosio. 

She is predeceased by her parents Alexandra and James Sullivan, her brothers Donald Sullivan and Robert Sullivan, niece Pamela and nephew Kevin.  

She will be lovingly remembered by her nieces Laurie, Linda, Janice, Stephanie and her nephews Brian and Glenn.

Jo-Anne will be dearly missed by many family, cousins and friends. 

WOJCIEL, Rowena Mary Wojciel   - May 16, 1932 – April 3, 2021

A courageous, generous, resilient, independent woman who was a warrior until the end.

Rowena was devoted to her daughters, Rose (Phil), Christine (predeceased), Lisa (Matthew) raising them independently in a time when this was rare.

As a young woman Rowena courageously took the long voyage from England to Canada to start a new life.

OTT, Rolf Otto Werner  -  August 27, 1933 - April 3, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Rolf Otto Werner Ott on Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 in his 88th year.

Rolf spent his final days surrounded by the love of his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and his siblings.

Rolf was the eldest son of Werner and Carola Ott, born in Hamburg, Germany on August 27th, 1933.

ARSCOTT, Rose Helena Arscott   -  Our beloved mother passed away on April 3rd at the age of 101.

Predeceased by her parents, siblings, husband Brian, daughters Helen, April, Maureen, Sharon and granddaughters Shelley and Carmen. 

De La MATTER, David Allen De La Matter   - of Cannington, Ontario passed away peacefully at the Caressant Care Nursing Home in Lindsay, Ontario on Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 in his 80th year.

David was a retired dairy farmer. Predeceased by his parents John Stanley De La Matter and Jessie Winnifred De La Matter (nee Allen), and step-mother Phyllis De La Matter (nee Beirness-Taylor).

RUTHERFORD, H. James - (1939 - 2021)  It is with great sorrow that the family of Harry James Rutherford announces is passing on April 3, 2021.

Jim passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. 

Predeceased by his loving wife Sharon, beloved sisters Eleanor and Patricia, sister-in-law Barbara, and nephews Rick and Bill.  Jim was a loving father to Jane and Grandfather to Justin (Val).

DALE, Leonard Paul Dale  -  Paul Dale, age 80, went home to be with the Lord on April 3, 2021 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.

Born July 24, 1940 in Orillia, Ontario, he was the son of the late Leonard John Merwood Dale and Evelyn Grace Dale (Battle).

LETZ, Loretta Frances (nee Wright)   - June 13, 1947 – April 3, 2021

It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing of Loretta after a short battle with cancer.

She is predeceased by her devoted husband of 53 years Dieter (2018), her father Gordon Wright (1990), her mother Margaret (1992), her grandmother Eleanor Seaton (1975), her niece Kimberley (1999) and both of her in-laws, Charlotte (1984) and Ralf (2013) Letz.

BRYANT, Gayle Lynda (nee Curry)  - Suddenly after a courageous battle with cancer Gayle passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at the age of 73.

Predeceased by her husband Garry.

Dear mother of Deborah Findlay and her husband Andrew and David and his wife Kelly.

BLIGHT, Linda Joyce  -  Passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at the age of 71 years.

Linda, beloved spouse of the late Dave Puffer and Mervin Blight Sr. Loving mother of Aaron (Karrie), Jason (Monique) and the late Melissa and Mervin.

PETZOLD, Joshua Travis Petzold  - Peacefully, on Saturday April 3, 2021 at his home in Welland, Ontario at the age of 30.

Joshua Petzold, cherished son of the late Ruth (nee Linnard) deceased 2003 and Todd Petzold and his wife Brenda.

Lee SharonLEE, Sharon   -  (April 9, 1948 - April 2, 2021)

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the peaceful passing of Sharon Lee, on Friday, April 2nd, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family after a long courageous battle with cancer. 

Daughter of the late Olive and John Desmond McConnell, late brother Wayne McConnell and survived by her sister Susan Angus. 

Left to love and remember her forever, are her husband of 51 years, Larry Lee, her three children and six grandchildren.

Daughter Christine Papageorgiou, husband Peter and their children Claudia, Cole and Rachel.

Son Ryan Lee, wife Jessica and daughter Elise.

Hepburn CarolHEPBURN, Carol Anne  -  (August 19, 1947 - April 2, 2021)

Carol passed away at home on April 2, 2021.

Incredible mom to Amy Paradine (Philip) and Sara Forbes (John).

The most fantastic Grandma to Alexandria, Lucy and Logan.

Will be missed and remembered by David and Annie Hepburn, and her siblings Richard, Wendy and Ken.

Carol was a special person to many family and friends.

Carol meant the world to her family and they will miss her forever. 

Anyone who knew Carol knew her kids and grandkids were the centre of her world.

LYNN, Catharine Ethel Lynn   -  March 21, 1940 - April 2, 2021 

It is with tremendous sorrow that the family of Cathy Lynn announces her passing.

Cathy passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, after a courageous but brief battle with cancer.

MELVILLE (nee Moroney), Jaqueline Brenda Theresa   - Jackie Melville, 73, passed away peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Center on Friday, April 2 with both her children by her side.

Eldest of three children, Jackie was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario by her mother Florence Moroney.

At the time of her death she was living in Barrie, Ontario.

McDOWELL, (Thomas) Ross   - It is with the heaviest of hearts and profound sadness that the family announces the passing of their beloved Ross (88), on April 2, 2021, at Centenary Hospital.

He was a loving husband and best friend to his wife, Joan for 70 years of marriage, during which time they raised six children together: Sandra, Brian (Sue), Janice, deceased (Terry Belbin), Steven (Sandra), Ken (Nicole), Kathy (Scott Riley).

He was a proud grandfather to ten grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren, who will miss him terribly.

He will also be missed by extended family and many classic car loving friends from the Model A Owners of Canada, HASC and ACCCC Durham, and by his friends at Dunbarton Fairport United Church.

He was one in a million and will never be forgotten.

We love you so very much.

The family would like to thank the staff of Centenary Hospital for caring for him in his final days and asks that any donations made in Ross' honour go towards Parkinson Canada.

Arrangements are being handled by the SIMPLE ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL CENTRE - PICKERING , and the family will arrange a service at a future date, when we are able.




McARTHUR, Cleo Mae (nee: Morey)   -  Retired Food Services Oshawa General Hospital

Peacefully on Thursday April 1, 2021 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa at the age of 92.

Cleo, beloved wife of the late Bill McArthur (2012).

Regular StevenREGULAR, Steven Troy –  (August 6, 1975 – April 1, 2021) 

Passed away suddenly as the result of an accident on Thursday April 1, 2021 at the age of 45.

Beloved husband of Vanessa.

Loving father of Akeara Flett, Kean Regular and Kassidy Regular.

Loved son of Seavey and Emily Regular.

Dear brother of Roger Regular (Elizabeth), Lester Regular (Shelly), Scott Regular (Sandra) and Paulette Osmond (Richard).

Steven will be greatly missed by his many Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins relatives and friends.

HOOVER, Barbara Kathleen (Thompson) - After a courageous battle to the very end, surrounded by family, Barbara left us peacefully on April 1, 2021 in her 72nd year. 

Barbara was a loving daughter to Kathleen Thompson and the late Robert Thompson. 

Survived by her loving husband Keith Hoover and daughters Natalie (Chris) O’Toole and Lyndsey (Brody) LaBuick. 

CORMIER, Adrian Anthony Cormier   - September 7, 1964 – April 1, 2021 

Passed away suddenly at Scarborough Centenary Health Care. 

Beloved husband of Barbara Ough and proud father of Aaron and Evan Cormier. 

Cherished son of Lucille Cormier (Marven Wilson) and Ed Cormier (Linda). 

POSTERARO, Ottorino Posteraro   -  Peacefully at home surrounded by family on Wednesday March 31st 2021.  

Beloved husband of Rosa (49 Years).  

Loving father of Sandra (Tony), John (Annette), and Pat (Tanya).