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LASITZ, Linda Anne (Dority)   - April 8, 1948 - April 18, 2021  (age 73)

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Linda Anne (Dority) Lasitz, (Cannington, Ontario) on April 18, 2021, in her 73rd year, after a short but courageous fight with cancer. 

Beloved wife of Ken and mom to Kevin (Joseph), Steven (Tiffany) and Joey (Lisa) and devoted Nana to her four grandchildren Taylor, Tyler, Danny and Liam. 

CHENG-ALI, Lyssa Miu Ching - (1969 - 2021) -  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lyssa Miu Ching Cheng-Ali at age 51, on April 18th, 2021.

Beloved wife of Clive Ali and married for 14 wonderful years.

Caring sister to George (Claire), Linda (Joe), and Lola.

FINN, John Patrick   - Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Ajax/Pickering on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at age 61 after a short battle with lung cancer.

John leaves behind his wife Christine McCann, brothers Jim (Andrea Martin) and David, children Amanda (Rick Jayme), Corey (Tiana) and Carly, granddaughter Tesla.

BEDFORD-JONES,  The Right Reverend Michael Hugh Harold   -  1942-2021  From COVID-19 at Lakeridge Health (Oshawa, Ontario) on Sunday, April 18, 2021.

Predeceased by his parents Canon Hugh M. Bedford-Jones and Gretchen F. (née Gray) Bedford-Jones and sister Dr. Mary Bedford-Jones (William Goodwin).

Beloved husband of Jeanne Yvonne (Bonnie) Bedford-Jones.

BEATTY, Florence (nee Taylor)   - August 21, 1929 - April 17, 2021

(age 91) Passed surrounded by the love of her family at Port Perry Villa.

Beloved wife of the late Dean Beatty. Dearly loved mother of Deanna, Dawna, Carol (Al), Sharon (Lou) and Linda.

Treasured by her ten grandchildren: Shannon, Melanie, Spencer, Amanda, Laura, Tara, Matthew, Christina, Brandon, Ryan and ten great-grandchildren: Lilly, Layla, Gordon, Gavin, Bryce, Reid, Owen, Avery, Rylan and Cole.

LONGMUIR, Robert McNeill  - (Owner of Longmuir and Company Builders) 

Peacefully, after a brief illness on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at the Ajax Hospital, at age 89.

Bob Longmuir, beloved husband of Margaret (nee Oyston) of Pickering.

ELLIS, Michael John  - (May 10, 1951 - April 16, 2021)

(Age 69) Peacefully at home with his beloved wife of 41 years, Deanna at his side. 

Michael will be fondly remembered by all who knew him. He is survived by his brother Stephen. 

BUTTONSHAW, Barbara Anne - (January 12, 1936 – April 17, 2021)

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville with family by her side, in her 86th year.

Beloved wife of the late John E. Jr Buttonshaw.  Dear mother of Jim (Barb), Tim (Karen) and Mike. 

ILLES, Andrew Zoltan  -  (Owner of ACM Doors & Windows) 

Passed away unexpectedly on April 17, 2021. 

Loving and devoted husband of Cheryl for 47 years.  Loving father of Melissa (Brian). 

Cherished Papa of James and Anna. 

LaFLAMME, Karen Elaine - (March 20, 1963 – April 16, 2021)

It is with profound sadness that the family announces the sudden and unexpected passing of Karen at Soldiers' Memorial Hospital in Orillia on April 16th, 2021, at the age of 58. 

Karen is survived and greatly missed by her loving mother Mary, her proud brother Steven and her dear lifelong friend Maurizio.

Nowotny MariaNOWOTNY, Maria   - 

In Memory of Maria Nowotny  -  December 1, 1931 -  April 11, 2021









Lesmond EtienneLESMOND, Etienne Lesmond   -  September 3, 1953 -  April 15, 2021 

“Martin” Lesmond who left us peacefully on the morning of April 15th, 2021.

Beloved son of Bertie and Adelaide Lesmond. Loving father to Kalinda, Kojah, Siobhan, Martin, LaToya and Zeb.

Dear brother of Ezaline, Batson, Barbara and Merlyn.

Predeceased by brothers Remy, Urban, Kenrick and Peter and sister Gayle.

Devoted friend to Bruce.

Beloved grandfather, cousin and uncle to many.

Smit HarmijntjenSMIT, Harmijntjen 'Hermine' - (Longtime member of Hebron Christian Reformed Church) 

Peacefully at Hillsdale Terraces on Friday, April 16th, 2021 in her 90th year. 

Beloved wife of Jan “John” Smit for almost 61 years.  Loving Mom of Janet (Mick) and Joyce (David). 

Cherished Grandma of John, David (Megan), Margaret Rose and Mykayla. 

Treasured sister of Annie Kaai of Zaandam, Holland and predeceased by Maartje Modderkolk. 


Marsh RobertMARSH, Robert Patrick - July 10, 1936 – April 16, 2021

With deep sadness, we announce the passing of Robert (Bob) Marsh on April 16th 2021 in his 85th year.

Husband of Donna of 50 years. Father of Judy (Bill) of Orillia and Cindy (Tom) of Oshawa.

Sister Pat of Oakville, brother Art (Sandra) of Toronto and sister Diane (Ron) of Pickering.

Six grandchildren:  Adam, Mitch, Shawna, Noah, Joey, Raymond and many Nieces and Nephews.

Predeceased by father Alfred and Mother Mary.

Simmons MargaretSIMMONS, Margaret Mary “Eileen” (née Healey) - Passed away peacefully on April 16, 2021 at Hillsdale Estates, Oshawa in her 98th year. 

Born October 24, 1923 in Stoco, Ontario, Eileen was predeceased by her parents, Dennis and Myrtle Healey (née Killoran), her husband Thomas, sons Patrick and Matthew, and brother Gerald. 

Eileen, aka “St. Eileen” to her children, leaves behind her beloved daughters, Joanne Stycuk (Peter), Margaret and Ellen Simmons. 

She was the much-adored Nana to Tim (Juli), Kathy (Scott), Alison (Scott), Peter Michael (Stephanie), Jonathan (Samantha), Stefan (Catherine), Mark and Luke and Great Nana to Nataley, Mya, Canyon, Faith, Ryerson, Leighton, Holly, Charlotte and Madelyn Eileen. 

ALDRED, Joan Marion (Peason) - (April 26, 1928 - April 16, 2021) - Peacefully entered into rest with her family by her side.

Predeceased by her son Bob (2001), her husband Cam (2004) and sister Evelyn Broadbent.

Loving mother of Pat (Terry) Adderley, Ruth (Bill) Beare and Jim (Marie) Aldred.

BLOCK, Siegfried Hans - Passed away on Friday April 16th, 2021 at the age of 85 after several weeks in palliative care in Bowmanville Memorial Hospital. 

Beloved husband of Ingrid for 59 years. 

ANDREWS, Ruth Evalyn (neé Jones)   - Passed away suddenly on Thursday April 15, 2021 at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa, Ontario.

Beloved wife of George (Bill) for 65 years.

Loving mother of Allan and his wife Terry; David and his wife Heather; and Glenn and his wife Susan.

CARTER, Len  - We sadly announce the passing of Len Carter, who passed away at Lakeridge Bowmanville Hospital on April 15, 2021.

He was 86 years of age.

Len was comforted by his children at his side and through the use of live video phone calls his remaining family were able to say goodbye before he took his final breath.

BOYLE, Margaret “Wee Maggie" (nee McLauchlan)  - April 28, 1945 - April15, 2021

It is with great sadness that after a brave battle with cancer, Margaret passed peacefully at Lakeridge Health-Oshawa on April 15, 2021.

Margaret was born in Motherwell, Scotland on April 28, 1945.

BOULTON, Inge  - The family is sad to announce that Inge died April 15, 2021, peacefully and in the comfort of her own home at the age of 95. 

Born in Hamburg, Germany, raised in Stavanger, Norway (including her teen years during the Nazi occupation), she immigrated to Montreal in her early twenties. 


Parton JoanPARTON, Joan Marie - (October 29th, 1937 - April 14th, 2021)

Passed away peacefully at Ballycliffe Long Term care on Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 in her 83rd year.

Loving wife of David Parton for 61 years.

Much loved mother of Ken Parton and his partner Christina, Bob Parton and his wife Marie and Cindy Wright and her husband Kevin.


Davis BettyDAVIS, Betty (nee Stillman) - Betty Davis passed away peacefully on April 14, 2021. 

Loving mother of Sharon (Rob) Donald.

Predeceased by husband Mancel Davis.

Betty grew up on a farm near Enniskillen with her parents George and Vera Stillman. They moved to Oshawa where Betty attended O’Neill Collegiate and Vocational Institute. 

Betty had a 42-year career with Bell Canada.

Early in her career she worked in Port Hope, Bradford and Barrie managing the switch from operator handled calls to dial. Eventually she settled in Oshawa.

Gillan ShirleyGILLAN, Shirley Ann - (January 17, 1935 – April 14, 2021)

Suddenly but peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 at 86 years of age.

Beloved wife of Paul Gillan for 63 years.

Loving and dedicated mother of David Gillan (Michelle) and Brian Gillan (Karin).

She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Nicholas and Ryan.

Shetler AudreySHETLER, Audrey Lois (Nee: Bouckley)   - February 3, 1931 – April 14, 2021

Past away peacefully on Wednesday, April 14th, 2021.

Beloved wife of the late James Shetler.

Loving mother of David (Lina), Daniel (Ada), Susan, Barbara (Kevin) and the late James and Timothy Shetler. 

Cherished grandmother of Dana, Stephen, Jamie, Greg, Jon, Jeff, Joshua, Kelly, Krista, Matt, and Adam.

Great grandmother of Ethan, Nathan, Mikayla, Brooke, Lauren, Alexis, Reese, Hope, Devon, Alyssa, Nola, Alyssa and Reed.  Audrey will be sadly missed by her brother Bruce (Joan) Bouckley.


McKee MargaretMcKEE, Margaret Mary Gloreen  - September 5th, 1937 - April 14th, 2021

Passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at ThorntonView Long Term Care Home, in her 84th year.

Beloved wife of the late Robert William.

Loving mother of Nancy (Terry) McMullan and Janice (Timothy) Weyrich.

Cherished grandmother of Melody, Eric, Quinton and Nicole.

Dear aunt of Jim Jr. Margaret will be fondly remembered by all her family and friends.