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REES, Rosemary Rees   - Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on April 26th, 2021 at the age of 73 years. 

Dear wife of Aubrey Rees. 

Loving mother of Julie (Greg). 

Niece of Gerri Harder of Saskatoon and Joe Lilja of Edmonton. 

Killen JohnKILLEN, John  - (General Motors Retiree - Tool and Die Maker)  

Passed away peacefully at Fairview Lodge, Whitby, on Saturday, April 24, 2021, with family by his side at the age of 88.  

Beloved husband of 64 years to Shirley (nee Dove). 

Loving father of John Jr. (Joanne), Elaina Stephen (Jamie) and Tracey (predeceased).  Loved grandfather of Amanda, Emily, Amy and Graham.

Dear brother of Marie Frank (Wilf) and predeceased by his brothers George, James and Delmer and sisters Emma Balson, Annie Nemisz and Peggy Currie.



Lucyk MaryLucyk, Mary (nee Gonta)  -  May 7th, 1932 -  April 24th, 2021

Passed away peacefully in her sleep at her residence at Revera Port Perry Villa on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at the age of 88.

Beloved wife of the late Walter (2017).

Loving mother of John, Leslie, Patti, Steven, Brian, and Jimmy and their spouses.

Cherished grandmother of Paul, Tony, Eric, Vanessa, Lauren, Amy, Evan, Ayrton, Alyssa, Kara, Garrett, Cole, and Elizabeth and great-grandmother of Alexandria, Adam, Emma, Avery, and Tanner.

Dear friend of Helen and Olga.

Predeceased by her brother Steve.


Stewart SandraSTEWART, Sandra Anne (nee; Myers)  –  July 1st, 1944 - April 24th, 2021

It is with sadness that the family of Sandra announce her death.

Sandra was born on July 1, 1944 to Vivian and Orville Myers, and died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Saturday April 24, 2021.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Malcolm David Stewart.

She was blessed with a large loving family and will be greatly missed by her siblings, Karen/Colin (both deceased), Ronald/Susanne, Cathy/Bob (deceased), Brian/Nora (deceased), sister-in-law Susan/Jim (deceased) and Jacqueline/Wayne (both deceased) and fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. 


ALTVATER, Walter   -  On April 24, 2021 at the Lakeridge Health Oshawa Hospital, the world became a lot less brighter, as a wonderful man I called my husband and best friend of 34 years suddenly left too soon at the age of 74.

Wally was a lover of everything, whether it was people, family, or animals.

He would always have a smile for you as well as a hug and boy those hugs were the greatest.

COOKE, Bryan David  - October 9th, 1953 April 24th, 2021

On Saturday, April 24th Bryan wrote the last chapter in his life story.

He did this courageously, battling a pandemic, cancer and some lonely days at Bowmanville Hospital. 

Bryan found his soulmate in his wife, Grace.

FODEN, Harold Walter Foden  - (WW II Veteran, Served with Canadian 1st Calgary Armory, 14th Division Tank Regiment)  Peacefully, on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at his home at the Port Perry Villa, at age 99.

Harold Foden of Port Perry, beloved husband of the late Dorothy (nee Bond) Loving father of Gail Foden, Linda and her husband Trevor Massey, and David Foden and his wife Christine.

Schnitzler HelenSCHNITZLER, Helen  - (October 15, 1926 - April 23, 2021)  

It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of our dear mother at Strathaven Lifecare, Bowmanville on Friday April 23, 2021 at the age of 94.

Beloved wife of the late Carl.

Loving mother of Carol Ann Morgan (late Doug), Donna Laidler (late Bill), Darlene Dutil (Ghyslain), David Schnitzler (Joanne), Jeffrey Schnitzler (Jackie).

Cherished grandmother to Scott, Kimberly, Jennifer, Chad, Elyse, Dylan, Mitchell, Evan and Ryan.

Proud great-grandmother to Braydon, Ty, Austin, Jordan, Kylie and Olivia. Dear sister of Della Smith.


Chute AudreyCHUTE, Audrey Marie  -  November 13th, 1924 -  April 23rd, 202

Passed away peacefully on Friday, April 23, 2021 at The Pines Long Term Care Home, Bracebridge, at the age of 96.

Beloved wife of the late Lawrence. Loving mother of Susan Chute (Jeff Keats) and Virginia Patten (Mike Patten).

Caring grandmother of Kevin (Carolyn) Walsh, Shaun Walsh, and Scott Guy (Mandy Leon).

Dear great-grandmother of Cooper, Cole, Mia, and Tiegan.

Predeceased by her parents Frank and Ethel Luke and her sister Glad Kelly.


Blyth MargaretBLYTH, Margaret Elizabeth “Betty” (nee Mansbridge)  - Passed away at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on April 23, 2021 at the age of 86. 

Betty was born in Reading England on August 10, 1934. 

She spent her childhood between Reading and Edinburgh Scotland.  

In her early teens, Betty and the rest of her family moved to Canada and settled in Toronto, only to return to Edinburgh after she finished high school.

It was back in Scotland where Betty met Joseph.

ROBERTS, Kenneth Victor Roberts (Ken)  - Ken was born in London, England in 1932 just 20 minutes ahead of his twin sister Joyce. 

He was the second son of Herbert and Mabel Roberts, and younger brother to Bertie.  

His early years were notable for illness when at age 5 he had rheumatic fever and spent months in an oxygen tent in hospital. 

JACKSON, Alan Jackson  -  (Retired from General Motors)  Peacefully, on Friday, April 23, 2021 at the Port Perry Hospital, at age 84.

Alan Jackson of Port Perry, dear brother of Gerald Jackson (deceased) and his wife Emelda, Harley Jackson (deceased) and his wife Shirley, Marilyn Jackson (deceased), and Cliff Jackson and his wife Judy.

BANKS, George Russell  - (Retired from the RCNVR 1943 - 1945)   December 24, 1923 – April 23, 2021

George passed away peacefully, on Friday, April 23, 2021, at Hillsdale Terrace, Oshawa, in his 98th year.

George was the beloved husband for 59 years of the late Joyce Banks (nee Brothers).



Astbury Stringer TracyASTBURY-STRINGER, Tracy Ann - (August 22nd, 1963 - April 22nd, 2021)

Suddenly passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, at the age of 57.

Beloved wife of 34 years to John.

Loving mother of Alice (Brian) and Samantha (Michael).

Caring daughter of Alan and Edna Astbury. Dear sister of Alan and Keith.


Holtman MaryHOLTMAN, Mary Delores (O'Neill) - (October 17th, 1942 - April 22nd, 2021)

It’s with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our mom and Gram, Mary “Delores” Holtman on Thursday April 22nd, 2021.

Mom peacefully passed with her daughters by her side.

Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of James and Mary O’Neill.

Beloved wife of the late Piet Holtman and survived by her daughters Paula (Trevor) and Audrey (Shelley) the loves of her life, her three grandchildren Philip, Tyler and Petra.

She is also survived by her brothers Bernie, Danny and Kevin. She was predeceased by her brothers Gerard and Jerome and her sister Colleen.


La Rocha LazaroDa ROCHA, Lazaro Jose - (December 7th, 1935 - April 22nd, 2021)

It is with great sorrow that the family of Lazaro Da Rocha announces his passing on Thursday April 22nd, 2021, at Lakeridge Health Oshawa at the age of 85.

Lazaro was a devoted husband to Manuela Da Rocha for 60 years, and a loving and loved father to Nellie Brennan and her husband James of Oshawa and Lazaro Da Rocha of Waterloo.

Cherished grandfather of Emma, Matthew, Rachel, and Michael.

Dear brother of Teresa Da Rocha of Flores, Azores.

Predeceased by his loving parents Maria de Freitas and Casimir Silveria Da Rocha of Santa Cruz, Flores, Azores and brothers John and Constantino.


Keys JeanKEYS, Jean Evelyn Bowie - (May 28, 1930 – April 22, 2021)

Peacefully on Thursday, April 22nd, 2021.

Beloved wife of the late Millar who shared over 48 years together.

Loving mother of Tracy Keys and Scott (Lori) Keys.

Cherished Gramma of Ashley (Eric) Nelson, Dale Keys, Christopher (Anna) Dempers, Stephanie (Sam) Thomas.

Loved G.G. to Margaret Mae, Edwyn, Brooks and Jon Riley.

Sadly missed by her beloved puppy Prudence.


GOODMAN, Brian - Passed away peacefully on April 22, 2020.

Brian, beloved husband of the late Jean (2019).  They were married in 1959 in Huddersfield, England.

He leaves behind two daughters Diane Peacock, of Uxbridge (Steven) and Rebecca Fong of Oshawa (Craig).

KOTLAROVSKI, Zivko Kotlarovski   - March 11, 1937 - April 22, 2021 

Zivko passed away peacefully, after a long battle with cancer, on Thursday April 22, 2021 at the age of 84.

He was predeceased by his wife Zlatka (nee Najdovski) and his brothers Naum and Peter. 

WELLS, Denise Dianna - (November 9, 1948 - April 22, 2021)

Denise passed away on Thursday April 22, 2021 at the age of 72. Denise was in Sunnybrook Hospital’s palliative care unit fighting a fierce battle with cancer.

Her two children Karen and Steve (Lyndsey) were her reason for everything and it is with heavy hearts they grieve the passing of their mother.

TIGHE, Peter Francis 'Duke' - (December 7, 1959 – April 22, 2021)

Peacefully at Lakeridge Health- Oshawa on April 22, 2021. 

Loving son of Barbara Nicks and the late Gary Tighe. 

Predeceased by his partner, Jane Bennett. 

Dear father of Laurie Tighe (Drew) and Lynette Tighe (Justin) and grandfather of Aiden Tighe. 

TOBIN, Eileen Glenny  -  1917 - 2021  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Eileen Agnes Glenny Paul Tobin, on Thursday, April 22nd.

She was the adored wife of the late Patrick Tobin, the loving mother of Brian Paul (Karen) and Cheryle Schindler (the late Gordon), the shining star and ally to her five granddaughters, Kristen, Brenna, Amy, Meredith and Sarah and the doting Nana to nine great-grandchildren.


Comfort DeborahCOMFORT, Deborah Anne (Deb)  -  September 17th, 1960 - April 21st, 2021

Passed at her home in Whitby on Wednesday April 21st, 2021 in her 61st year.

Loving Wife of Terence Comfort.

Survived by her father George Valentine of England, and her mother (late Mavis).

Dear sister of Stephen Valentine and his wife Wilma of Hanover Germany. Loved sister-in-law of Keith Comfort and his wife Moira of Spain.

Deborah will be forever loved and remembered by her countless good friends.


Tannier KeithTENNIER, Keith  -  October 23rd, 1934 - April 22nd, 2021

On April 21st 2021, Keith passed away at the age of 86 years.

Keith leaves behind his loving wife Blazenka Tennier and his sisters Mae (Joseph) and Lois (late Alphonse).

He is predeceased by his stepchildren, Marina Lawrence (David), Darko Bajich (Vickie) and Kresimir Bajich.

Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren and sixteen nieces and nephews.

Keith will be dearly missed; he was a loyal husband, stepfather, and grandfather.

MOHAMMED, Russell Mohammed   - Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the love of his family on April 21, 2021. 

Beloved & devoted husband of Angela for 49 years. 

YURKOVICH, Erika Helen (nee Bojkovska) - Peacefully passed away at her residence, on Wednesday April 21, 2021 at the age of 82 years.

Erika, predeceased by her husband Ferdinand Eric "Fred"

Loving mother of John (Shelley) and the late Fred Yurkovich.