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Neal CaroleNEAL, Carole Anne (nee Lembke) – (February 10th, 1938 - March 25th, 2021)

Peacefully on Thursday March 25, 2021 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa at the age of 83.

Carole, much loved mother of Wendy Hunt, Wayne Neal (Helen), Greg Neal (Jackie) and Cathy.

Proud grandmother of Geoffery, Kristina, Jennifer, Lindsay, Jamie, Delanie, Jenna, and great grandmother of Kassidy, Kadee and Emory, Xavius and Kitana and Julian. 

Sister of Jane Wood (Ross), Keith Lembke (Marilyn) and the late Sandra Barker (George).


Mason VeraMASON, Vera Elsie - (March 27th, 1934 - March 25th, 2021)

Passed away on Thursday March 25th, 2021 in her 87th year.

Loving wife of Ross Mason for 66 years.

Much loved mother of Nancy Hyde, Ken Mason and his partner Candy Merten and Ron Mason and his wife Lynne Lapensee.

Predeceased by her son Rick (2017) and his wife Carolyn.

Much loved grandmother Jamie, Justin, Brandon, Candace, Shenelle, Zoe, Tyler and Danielle.  Great grandmother of Jack.

Dear sister of Martha, Madeline, Violet and Dorothy.


Lukomski MieczyslawLUKOMSKI, Mieczyslaw - (August 30th, 1941 - March 25th, 2021)

Passed away on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, at the age of 79, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.   

Beloved husband of Janina Lukomski.

Loving father of Andrew Lukomski, Virginie (Mark) Sanders, and John (Tina) Fallis.

Cherished grandfather of Sean, Matthew, Grace, and Julia.

Predeceased by his first wife Christine, his infant son Joseph, his parents Helen & Wladyslaw, and his brothers Jan and Jozef.

BEATTIE, Betty Margaret Beattie (nee Howell)  -  December 26, 1924 - March 25, 2021 

Betty passed away March 25 in her 97th year. 

Betty was born in London, England on December 26, 1924 to Alice and Geoffrey Howell, and had a happy childhood growing up with her sisters Gwen and Jackie and brother Geoff in Chiswick. 

CRABE, James Lyle Crabe  - Passed away peacefully on March 25, at Lakeridge Hospital in Ajax in his 84th year, with his nephew Bruce by his side. 

James, the youngest of five brothers, was born in St Thomas, Ontario.

He worked the family farm near Fingal for many decades before retiring to Crescent Care at Bonnie Place in St Thomas. 


Marques MariaMARQUES, Maria Lourdes Silvestre - (January 3rd, 1949 - March 24th, 2021)

Passed away on Wednesday March 24, 2021, at the age of 72.

Predeceased by her loving parents Joaquim and Maria Marques.

Maria will be lovingly remembered by family and dear friends.







Holt RobertHOLT, Robert   -  May 20th, 1963 - March 24th, 2021

“It is with the heaviest of hearts and profound sadness that the family announces the passing of their beloved Robert Gordon Joseph Holt (57), on March 24, 2021.

Robert was a valued employee at the Toronto Star, working in the Print and Press room.

In his spare time, he loved wood carving, starting (and sometimes completing) DIY projects, spending time with his family, spending time outdoors, fishing, and hanging out with his best bud Abby. 

Just like he dealt with all experiences in life, Robert managed his illness with strength, positivity, and resilience.

He was a loving husband and best friend to his wife Susan.


Fousas AfroditeFOUSAS, Afrodite   - July 19th, 1938 - March 24th, 2021

After a tough but brief battle with stomach cancer, Afrodite (Freda) left us peacefully in her sleep, to go be with her husband Gus and son Bill.

She is survived by her brother Angelo, sister Froso and her son Peter.

Freda will be deeply missed by her sister-in-law Anastasia, her brother-in-law Jimmy and daughter-in-law Sue.

She was a wonderful Theia to her many nieces and nephews but she was especially proud to be Yia Yia to her grandchildren Megan, Sarah, Julia, Stephanie & Christopher.

Her family was everything to her & our many memories of her will never be forgotten.

Sayeau MarionSAYEAU,  Marion Elizabeth Sayeau   -  March 31, 1934 – March 24, 2021

We are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved mother Marion Elizabeth Sayeau (nee: Harrington) went home to Jesus on March 24, 2021 at the age of 86.

Marion was born March 31, 1934 in Iroquois, Ontario.

Predeceased by her husband, Willis Clifford Sayeau.

Loving mother of Marion’s boys: Steven (Christine), Brian (Tammy), Michael (Lena) and Carl. Grandmother to Carrie, Brent, Zachary, Selina, Peter, Lydia and Rachael and Great-Grandmother to Sheridan, Grayson, Hudson and Bennett. 

Marion and her family moved from Iroquois to Oshawa in 1953 and then to Mitchell’s Corners, Ontario in 1959 where they built the home she resided in for the rest of her life.

PEÑA, Efrain Flores  - Aged 89 Years. 

Peacefully passed away on Wednesday March 24th, 2021 at Glenhill Strathaven LTC 

Beloved husband of Leticia. Loving father of Jaime (Sandra Valladares), Abigail (Marek Szczepanski) and Marta. 

KINGSTON, Dorothy M. (Sale) - It is with heartfelt sadness we announce Dorothy’s sudden passing at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket at the age of 84. 

Dorothy was the beloved wife of 62 years and best friend to Ian. Loving Mom of Kathryn, Karen Hoyle (Doug), Bill (Laura Lee), Warren (Mary), Stephen (Dana). 

BLACK, Fred   - Peacefully at home with his family by his side, on Thursday, March 25, 2021 in his 73rd year.

Beloved husband for almost 50 years of Teresa (nee Clark).

Loving father of James (Mary) and Michelle (Jason).

Hooper Simmons SamanthaHOOPER-SIMMONS, Samantha  - (October 3, 1966 - March 23, 2021)

Samantha Hooper-Simmons of Mississauga, Ontario, passed away on March 23, 2021.

Samantha was born in St. Catherine, Jamaica and moved to Canada with her family on January 31, 1975.

She married Vincent Simmons on June 10, 1995, and together they had three children, Aliyah, Cheyenne and Keon.


Menzies WilliamMENZIES, William James 'Bill' - (June 9th, 1945 - March 23rd, 2021))

Bill, our modern renaissance man. A chemistry teacher by profession, he excelled in many areas unrelated to teaching. 

Golf he came by genetically as his dad, Jack, was a fine golfer.

Music was another area of skill. He joined a parent band at his son’s school and learned to play the bari saxophone. (Fortunately the band needed a bass guitar player so the saxophone gig was brief.) 

He taught himself how to play classical style guitar, folk guitar, blues guitar, took on the banjo, then started crafting cigar box guitars. 

Bill even learned to prepare gourmet food with flair rather than as a rigidly controlled science experiment. 

There are countless wooden decoys that he hand carved to give as gifts.  He thoroughly enjoyed birdwatching wherever he travelled. 



Welsh JohnWELSH, John Kerr “Jack”   -   April 30th, 1949 - March 22nd, 2021

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of John Kerr “Jack” Welsh  In his 71st year, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Jack was a proud member of Local 46 and worked as a plumber for 41 years before becoming a Plumbing Instructor at Durham College for the last 12 years.

“Scouter Jack” as he was also known volunteered his time with Scouts Canada for over 30 years and was recently awarded the Bar to the Silver Acorn in recognition of his contributions to Scouting in Whitby and Oshawa.

He was also the curator of the Scout Memorabilia Museum in Camp Samac for many years. 


LeBlanc PaulLeBLANC, Paul Joseph   -  Tragically passed away on March 22, 2021, at the age of 57.

Dear father of Edward and grandfather of Lilly.

Loving brother of Leonard, Gerry (Bear) and sister-in-law Mary Wren.

Predeceased by his parents Edward and Frances.

Paul will be sadly missed by nieces, nephews, friends and best friend Dave Baldwin.

He worked for 25 years at Ajax Textile.





Afonso AssisAFONSO, Assis Jose Pinto   -  October 4th, 1948 - March 23rd, 2021

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at the age of 72.

Beloved husband of Georgina.

Loving father of Helder (Annette) and Nelson.

Cherished Avo of Amelia and Mason.

Dear brother of Ana and Celia. Special Tio of Daniel, Paula and Fabio.

Assis will be fondly remembered by many family and friends. 



Handjes FannyHANDJES, Fanny Margaret Handjes   -  October 10, 1957 – March 23, 2021

It is with heartfelt sorrow that the family of Fanny Margaret Handjes passed away suddenly but peacefully in her home at the age of 63 on March 23, 2021. 

Fanny was sadly predeceased by her loving husband of 31 years Robert “Bob” James Munn on November 24, 2012 after a valiant battle with brain cancer. 

Fanny was deeply loved and will be forever missed by her two sons, Jonathon (Jessica) and Jeremy (Amanda). 

Sofia and Jameson who cherished their Granny Fanny will miss her terribly as time passes, but her memory will live on through their smiles. 

HARDING, Paul Laurence – Paul passed peacefully, surrounded by his family, on March 23, 2021 at Lakeridge Ajax Hospital.

Beloved husband to Cheryl for 51 years. Loving father to Jennifer (Ryan) and Laura (Andrew).

Proud Papa to Averie, Bashton, Luke and Taryn.

Findlay GillianFINDLAY, Gillian Elizabeth Mary Findlay   -  Gillian “Jill” Findlay passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at the age of 86. 

Gillian was born on March 11, 1935, in Swansea, Wales to parents William Davies and Edith (Grey) Davies.

She graduated from college where she acquired secretarial skills including “Gregg” Shorthand, ready to start her career. 

In 1955, Gillian immigrated to Canada where she met her first husband James Carmichael.

They were married in Toronto in 1958 and moved to Scotland a few years later.

Gillian stayed home to raise her four children, Ian, Brian, Cal, and Caroline.

BARCLAY, Pamela Arlene (nee Crane)   -  Passed away peacefully at home with her husband by her side, on March 24, 2021.

Pam is survived by her loving husband Donald, daughter Teresa and her husband Jason, son Brian and his wife Natasha, her treasured grandchildren Jaime, Sydni, Jordann and Cheyenne, and great grandchildren Jayke and Emma, as well as her dog Chico.


Davies WilliamDAVIES, William (Bill) Henry (November 20th, 1932 - March 21st, 2021)

BEM “01” to his army friends, passed away peacefully on 21st March 2021, at 88 years old.

He was preceded by his beloved wife Phyllis (nee Beames) and Grandson Simon (son of Janet and George) back in Wales.

He is survived by his Daughter Janet, Son-in-law George, Granddaughter Amie her husband Parker and Great Granddaughter Freya, who dearly miss him as a rock, friend, and playful Great Granddad, and his Son Paul and Grandson Robert still residing in Wales.

He was very active in veterans groups both in Wales and Canada and will be sadly missed by the many friends he has made over a well-lived giving life.

Le BLANC, Joseph Walter “Joe”   - November 16, 1934 -  March 21, 2021

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on March 21, 2021 at the age of 86.

Joe will be dearly missed by sons George Hamilton (Ed), David Johnson (Shelly), grandchildren Stephanie Fleming (Colin) and Dylan Johnson and grandchildren Somersby and Miller Fleming as well as close friend Donna Cannon.

Sabadin AnitaSABADIN, Anita   - August 21, 1935 – March 22, 2021

Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Monday, March 22nd, 2021 at 85 years of age.

Beloved wife of the late Remigio Sabadin.

Cherished mother of Eleanor (Frank) Risorto, Gabriella (Tony) Brusco and Rob (Anita) Sabadin.

Loving Nonna of Danny (Yella), Diana (Chris), Francesca (John), Marco (Natasha), Christian, Jonathan and loving Bis Nonna of Martina, Vittoria, Dante, Sandro, Nico and Leo.

Anita will be fondly remembered by her extended family and many friends.


Hodge DenisHODGE, Dennis Waring Hodge  - August 29, 1929 – March 22, 2021 

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa Hospital on Monday March 22, 2021 in his 92nd year.

Loving Dad to Denise (Peter), Rusty (Cris) and Erin.

Proud Poppa to Kelly (Sebastian), Christian (Iris), Andrew, Bryce and Keana.

Cherished great Poppa to Braxton and Brooklyn.

Dennis is pre-deceased by his loving furry kids, Cooper and Joey. 

A special thank you goes to the staff at The Colonial Retirement Home and to Kevin and Lois Dwyer for their help and compassion as well as Mike Cooksey. 

Dennis will be remembered by his many extended family and friends for how hard working and humble he was.

TEER, Timothy John  -  March 7, 1965 – March 22, 2021

Passed away peacefully with his life partner of 29 years Karen Allan by his side, at the Mariposa House Hospice in Orillia.

Special mention to his daughter Megan.