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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).

CARCONE, Marva Lenetta (nee Abernethy) - (January 3, 1943 – March 31, 2021)

Sadly at her home surrounded by her three children Liz, William and Paul (Kathie), Heaven received a new angel. 

GROSS, Christena Jane (nee Graham)- (1929 - 2021) - It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Christena Gross.

She peacefully passed away at home with her loving husband by her side on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer.

Christena, beloved wife of James Gross of Port Perry.

DOODCHENKO, Joan Claire Silvester  - Surrounded by her family at Douglas Crossing on April 3, 2021 following a 2-year battle with brain cancer.

Joan was pre-deceased by her husband & soulmate Leo (Nov 2020) and by son Michael (2007).

She will be dearly missed by son Steve (Donna), daughter Kathy (Nelson) and daughter-in-law, Sherry.


Vanderwal McNamee JenniferVANDERWAL-McNAMEE, Jennifer Kellie (nee Seed) - (March 15, 1961 -  March 30, 2021)

Jennifer Kellie McNamee (nee Seed) passed away at home on March 30th, 2021 in Oshawa, Ontario in her 60th year.

She leaves behind her best friend and spouse Bret, her two children Jennifer (Ryan) and Alan (Colette), her step son Jonathan, her two sisters Kim and Karen (Brad), and her mother Margaret (Phil).

She will be sadly missed by her four grandchildren Jack, Ronin, Charlotte and Lincoln.

Fondly remembered by her aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Predeceased by her father John (Jack) and stepfather Barry.

POWERS, Adeline (Ada) (Koziniak)   November 27th, 1927 - March 30th, 2021 

Adeline left us the evening of Tuesday March 30th, 2021 at Hillsdale Estates, preceded by her parents Helena and Michael Koziniak, sister Anne Lesnick, brother Peter, and husband Howard Powers. 

Remaining are her children David Powers (Fern), Susan (David Timms), Deborah (Bob Williams), Grandchildren Aaron Powers (Pamela), Joshua Powers, Brandon Powers, Melanie Timms (Ray Miller), Aliesha Timms (Andrew Wilson), Michael Timms (Cassandra), Christian Williams, McKenzie Williams, Great Grandchildren Liam Powers, Marwynn and Eowyn Wilson, Arthur and Grace Timms, nieces, nephews, and extended family members. 


Betherick BerthaBRETHERICK, Bertha Mae  - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a beloved mother, Nana and aunt. 

Bertha Mae Bretherick (Bert) nee Boone, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, March 30th 2021 at the age of 83. 

Bert was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and made her home in Belleville with her loving husband, Gerald Bretherick (who predeceased her in 2016), before settling in Oshawa in 1981. 

She leaves behind her three sons, Steven (Christine), Jay (Michelle) and John (Vivienne). 

Bert adored her grandchildren, Ayana (Nick), Kasey, David, James and Emily, who were very much part of her life. 

She is fondly remembered by her niece Barb MacLean and her step-granddaughters, Karen, Andrea and Emma. 

Kacaba MaureenKACABA, Maureen Therese   -  Peacefully at The Wynfield, in Oshawa, on March 30, 2021 at the age of 85. 

Beloved wife of the late Vincent Kacaba. 

Loving mother of Vincent (Karen), Paul and Phillip (Jennifer). 

Devoted grandmother of Samantha, Joey, Dustin, Kieran, Kailey and Krista.  

Dear sister of Denise (late Alan) and the late Kevin (Wendy).

Maureen will be missed by many nieces and nephews mostly in New Zealand. 

Maureen spent her life helping others as a Registered Nurse, mid-wife and Lamaze instructor.


BARBER, George Martin Barber  -  Passed away at Brant Community Healthcare System in Brantford on March 30th, 2021 at the age of 79 years. 

Beloved husband of Carole (nee Stewart).  Loving father of Wendy (Brian) Jeffers. 

BROWN, Mary  -  It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Brown announces her passing in her 91st year. 

Mary was a longtime resident of Uxbridge, but was originally from England, emigrating to Canada in 1980 with her husband Bill and sons Ian and Andrew. 

BUCHANAN, Colin Claude (Rico) -  December 12, 1984 - March 30, 2021

Family and Friends.

It is with overwhelming sadness that we announce the passing of our son, grandson, brother, nephew, cousin, soulmate and best friend.

PILKINGTON, Dawn Winifred Pilkington (Hewitt)   - July 23, 1931 – March 30, 2021 

In celebration of a life lived fully and completely and defined by the love of family and friends. 

Dawn epitomized spunk, tenacity, and a true zest for life.

GARLAND, Joyce Margaret (nee Gibson)  -  In her 85th year, Joy passed away peacefully on March 29, 2021 at Lakeview Manor in Beaverton, Ontario.

Wife of the late Peter Garland (1994) and the former wife of the late Andy Black (2011).

Dear Mother to Beverly (Brian), Bill (Rhonda) & Valerie (Rob).

WILSON, Carol (nee Ouimet) - (Member Royal Canadian Legion Branch #419 Port Perry) 

Suddenly on Monday, March 29, 2021, at her home in Port Perry, at age 78.

Carol (nee Ouimet), beloved wife of the late David Wilson of Port Perry. Loved mother of Jo-ann and her husband Tom Ayling, and Steve Wilson and his wife Annette all of Port Perry.


Allen GeraldALLEN, Gerald Eugene Allen  -  August 4, 1950 – March 29, 2021 

It is with deep sadness and never-ending love to announce the passing of Gerald Eugene Allen. 

Gerald passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his children, on Monday, March 29th, 2021 at the age of 70 years. 

He is survived by his children Jennifer (Joe), Kelly (Trevor), Lindsay (Josh) and Michael (Esther) and Shirley Allen (loving mother of his children). 

HALL, Cathryn Mary Hall   -  Cathryn Hall of Port Perry passed away at home on Monday, March 29, 2021 at the age of 87 doing what she loved – outside in her flower garden.

The last of her generation, Cathryn was predeceased by her sisters Melba and Norma (Eric Hurst) and her brothers Harvey (Teresa) and Howard (Zula).


Kehoe KristinKEHOE, Kristin Mary   - December 25th, 1974 - March 28th, 2021

Passed away peacefully, with family by her side at her home, on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at the age of 46.

Devoted Momma of Charlie.

Loving daughter of Charlie and the late Pamela.

Cherished sister of Victoria and Tracie. Best friend for life of Shauna Anderson.

Beloved friend of Kara Stonebridge, Tammi Knapp and Jennifer Hallett.

Kristin will be sadly missed by her family and friends. 

A great Mom to a great son. A caring friend, who was always full of laughter and life.

Will FranzWILL, Franz - (February 23, 1934 – March 28, 2021)

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband and father, Franz Will at the age of 87 years at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.

Franz leaves behind his devoted wife of 64 years, Lotte Will, and his dedicated children Frances (Glenn) Coker, Diana (Mark) Russell, Jeanette Will-Lukow and Frank Will.

Dearly remembered by his sister Elizabeth Menzer of Zizenhausen, and predeceased by his siblings Johanna Rill of Ulm and Wilhelm Will of Nendingen, all of Germany.

Forever cherished by his grandchildren Michelle Coggan, Darrell Coker, Nicholas, Julia and Phillip Russell, Genevieve and Dominique Lukow, Joshua Will and great grandchildren Makayla, Emmalyne, Liam and Mateo.


Fong MarieFONG, Marie Ghislaine (nee: Boucher)   –  June 28th, 1975 - March 27th, 2021

At her home on Saturday March 27, 2021 at the age of 45.

Maria, beloved wife of the late Yee Lane Fong (January 2021).

Very proud mother of Jessie May, Shawna May, Joshua Fong and Sarah Fong.

Loving daughter of Suzanne Boucher and the late Donat Boucher.

Dear friend of Brian and Catherine Brown.

Marie devoted her life to raising her cherished children and loving her late husband.

Family came first and were her entire life.



Powless ShirleyPOWLESS, Shirley May   -  (April 12th, 1932 - March 28th, 2021)

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Sunday March 28, 2021, in her 89th year.

Beloved wife of the late Don Powless.

Loving mother of Jim (deceased) and Dan Powless.

Shirley will be missed by her cat Mia. Loved sister of the late Pat Weggler (late Joe Weggler), Diane Hoskin (late John Hoskin) and Gail Loudfoot (Doug).

Predeceased by her parents Marshall and May Knipe.

Will be lovingly remembered by nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Shirley worked at the CAW Union Hall for many years.

Goodwin JohnGOODWIN, John “David”   -  April 6, 1934March 28, 2021

John “David” Goodwin died peacefully on Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021 a few weeks before his 87 birthday.

Beloved husband of Evelyn Goodwin for 61 years.  

Loving father to four children, Kimberly (Kim) LaFontaine,  John (Sandy)  Brian (Sandra) and Michael (Ruth). 

Beloved Grandfather of Shawn, Jason, Cassandra, Callie, David, Kaitlyn, Abigail and Thomas. 

Loving GG to Landon, Lucy and Ellie.

Predeceased by his sister Anne Sabyan.

JAMES, Harold James   - Peacefully on March 28th, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Predeceased by his loving wife Maria.

James leaves behind his sons Anthony (Janice), Andrew (Larissa) and Michael.

HENEBERY, Marie (nee Allard)  - 

Passed away peacefully at home on  Sunday March 28th, 2021 at the age of 72 years. 

Beloved wife of the late Blake Henebery. 

CROFT, Doreen Croft   - 1931 - 2021  Peacefully at home, on March 28, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.

Beloved wife for over 70 years of Jack.

Loving mother of Janet and her partner Floyd, Robert and his wife Patti and Ronald and his wife Tanya.

THOMPSON, Clive Arthur Thompson   - Passed suddenly at his home in Ajax, on Sunday, March 28th, 2021, at the age of 68. 

He is survived by his spouse Genevieve and friend Tom, beloved daughter Sarah and partner Alex, his son Christopher and partner Marcia with two children Hamza and Sajda, his older brother Gary and nieces Lisa and Louise, Uncle Ken and daughter Christine.

BIERNAT, Bruno  - 1932 - 2021 Bruno Gottfried Biernat passed away peacefully at his home, on March 28, 2021, at the age of 89.

He was born on January 6, 1932 in Munich, Germany, the eldest of three siblings including his brother, Guido (predeceased) and half-sister, Christa.