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GREENIDGE, Faith Hope Greenidge   -  March 27, 2021 – March 27, 2021 

It is with heavy hearts that we write to inform you of both the arrival and departure of our little girl, Faith Hope Greenidge, into the arms of her Lord and Creator at 8:55pm March 27th.

TENDAM, Vera (nee Wouda) - Born on December 30, 1930 in Workum, Friesland, the Netherlands, passed away March 27, 2021 at Landmark Assisted Living in Cobourg, Ontario.

Predeceased by her husband Willem (Bill Tendam in 2000). She is survived by Hilda Lowe and Eric, Willard and Elly, Sharon, Garry and Brenda, Rosa (Hulme) and Stephen.

CHAMBERS, Aaron Robert - (January 6, 2000 - March 27, 2021) 

Aaron Chambers, 21 years old, died at home on March 27, 2021.

He left us too early!  Aaron attended school at Frenchman’s Bay Public school and Dunbarton High School. He was enrolled at Durham College and in his final year.

Sarrazin AnnaSARRAZIN, Anna Sarrazin   - January 29, 1933 – March 26, 2021  

Anna It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving mother, Anna Sarrazin on Friday March 26, 2021 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa Hospital at the age of 88.

Devoted and loving wife to Ray for 67 years.

Predeceased by her dear son Raymond.

Loving mother to Beaver (Sue) Sarrazin, Rose Lively and Sue (Keith) Hughes.

Cherished grandma to 11 grandchildren and adored Nanny to 19 great grandchildren.

Rose would like to extend a very special thank you to Sue, Keith & Jen; Beaver, Raymond, Joey & Leigh; Derek and Kenny Lynk for helping and supporting through mom’s health issues.

Furou HélèneFUROY, Hélène Furoy  - June 3, 1936 – March 26, 2021 

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden loss of Hélène Furoy (nee Frappier) at the age of 84.

Beloved wife of her late husband, Marcel.

Loving Mother of Nicole (Peter) Mooney and Guy Furoy.

Cherished Grand-mère of Riley and Adam. Sister of Suzanne Frappier-Towsey (late Arthur) in Australia, Gilles Frappier (Marlene).

Predeceased by her two brothers Gérard and Roger Frappier. Sister-in-law to Céline and Jeannine.

Daughter to the late Laurent and Hilda Frappier.

Hélène will be sadly missed by a very special friend, Joe, from the Retirement home.

McKelvie RobertMcKELVIE, Robert “Bob” Hugh - Bob passed peacefully, with family by his side, on Friday, March 26, 2021, in his 91st year. 

Beloved husband of the late Barbara. 

Loving father of Bill McKelvie, Mike McKelvie (Kathy), and Leanne Yassein (Hossam). 

Cherished grandfather of Ryan (Kim), Sean (Randi), Megan, Alaya (Matt), Kaylan (Stuart), Khalid, and Senaya and great-grandfather of Lucy, Emily, Weston, Jack and Verity.

Predeceased by his brothers Doug (late Doris), Jack (late Betty), and Allan (Helen). Bob will also be greatly missed by his extended family.  

Robert (Bob) Hugh McKelvie, born June 26, 1930. Born in Shelburne, Ontario, the youngest of four brothers, Bob was a shining light and loved by all who knew him.

The son of the local veterinarian, Bob and the McKelvie family were well known and loved in the community.


Poirier YvonPOIRIER, Yvon Joseph   -  Passed away suddenly on March 25, 2021, at the age of 39.

Loving father of Brook and Breanna.

Cherished son of Randy and Annette Steeves.

Loved brother of Dylan (Leah).  

Resting at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa on Friday April 9th at 2 pm.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time. 


BAUMKEN, Betty Marie -  Aged 92 Years. Peacefully passed away on Friday March 26th, 2021 at Headwaters Health Centre, Orangeville. 

Beloved wife of the late Norman. Loving mother of Douglas & his wife Cathy, David & his wife Sandy and Craig. 

SHACKELTON, Gale Mary  - Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa, with her loving daughters by her side, on Friday March 26th, 2021.

Loving wife of the late Paul. Cherished mother of Carolyn and her husband Sean Merela and Patricia Shackelton.

BUGEJA, John Donald - (October 27th, 1944 - March 26, 2021)

John Donald Bugeja passed away in his 77th year at Centenary Hospital after complications arising from a blood infection and COVID-19. 

Plowright NancyPLOWRIGHT, Nancy Plowright  - July 25, 1955 – March 26, 2021  Nancy

(Retired from Autoworkers Credit Union) Unexpectedly on Friday March 26, 2021 at home.

Beloved wife of Gary for 45 years.

Loving mom and best friend of Brandy (Jeff) and Corey Plowright.

Cherished Grandma of Justin, Ashley, Jenna, Jarred and Madison. Dear sister of Mike (Dawn), Pat (Nadine), Susan (Don), Mary (Dennass), Cindy, predeceased by Carolyn and Mitzi.

Will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends.


STEELE, Gerry Steele  -  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of William Gerald “Gerry” Steele, peacefully at his home in Uxbridge with family by his side on Friday, March 26, 2021 at the age of 82.

Gerry was a devoted and loving husband of Beverley (nee Hadley) for over 54 years and father to Rob (Sue Shepherd) of Port Perry and Lisa (Michael Odlozinski) of Orillia who were his pride and joy.


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.