DESROCHES, Gertrude Anna
Peacefully, at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa, on Thursday, March 4, 2004 in her 85th year. Beloved wife of 64 years to John. Loving mother of Desmond, Vickie, Gordie, Peter, Danny, and Paul. Proud grandmother of Sandy, Brent, Derek, Shannon, Erin, Eric, Tawnie, James, and Megan. Dear sister of Una Cameron, and Erma McArthur. Funeral Mass at St. Bernadette's Roman Catholic Church (S.E. corner of Bayly St. and Harwood Ave., Ajax) on Monday, March 8, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated.
Aged 89 years. Peacefully on Thursday March 4th 2004, at Extendicare Nursing Home, Oshawa. Beloved wife of John Malda & the late Jelta DeVries. Loving mother of Anne & her husband Bob Pond, Ogeg DeVries, Ben Malda, Lucy & her husband Richard Rekker, Helen & her husband George Kloos & the late Hans DeVries. Cherished grandmother of 13 grandchildren & 19 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by 2 grandchildren. Sister of Rolie Zanbergen. Funeral Service will be held at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, Bowmanville 11 am Monday. Memorial donations may be made to The Alzheimer s Society.
RANG, Willem Rienk
Born March 6, 1926 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Graduated into Glory March 4, 2004 in Oshawa, Ontario. For 36 years, he served as a teacher in Ontario Christian Schools, turning your hearts towards God. He was a marine, artist, author, musician, athlete, preacher, linguist and wit. He was also the faithful husband of Audrey, his sweetheart, friend and partner since that first day on the beach, during war, across an ocean and through 52 years of an extraordinary, loving marriage. He was, above all, a child of God. William was adored, respected and fiercely loved by his family Marten & Rita Demmer and Mark, Daniel & Matthew. Debbie & Hans Bulk and Nicole & Ryan Worsfold, Kristen, Paul & Danielle. Wendy & John Bakker and Rachel, Alicia & Derek. Elly & Doug Adams and Andrew, Kevin & Timothy. Lloyd & Sandra Rang and William Cameron, born on March 3, 2004 - who met his Opa through a miracle of the Grace of God. Survived by brothers Dick, Hiddo, Jaap & Gerrit in the Netherlands. Predeceased by his brother Lokko. Dear brother-in-law to Joop DeVoest, Henk Bruinink (deceased), Tony Bruinink & Bill Bruinink. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, March 8, at 2p.m. at HEBRON CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, at 4240 Anderson St., Whitby. Donations in lieu of flowers can be sent to Dunnville Christian School, R.R. #1, 37 Robinson Rd., Dunnville, ON N1A 2W1 or The Alzheimer s Society of Canada.
SNIDER, Evelyn (Deanie)
At Hillsdale Estates, Oshawa on Thursday March 4, 2004. Born October 1, 1904 in her 100th year. Beloved wife of Guy Maldred Snider who predeceased her on May 12, 1966 and daughter of the late Charles & Nellie MacInally. Predeceased by her daughter Beverly Blakely, and son Roger Snider of Picton, and son Hugh Snider of Oshawa. Loved mother of Wilma Mellott of Oshawa, Ruth Wright and her husband Archie of Picton, Doug Snider and his wife Ellen of Picton, Laura Wilkinson of Belleville, and Ron Beaudrie of Barrie. Evelyn will be sadly missed by her 27 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East Oshawa, with funeral service in the Chapel on Saturday March 6, 2004 at 1 p.m. Interment Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations to the Hillsdale Estates, Lakeridge Health Oshawa, the Hepatitis C Society, or Evangel Pentecostal Church would be appreciated. Visitation 1 hour prior to service.
SPEERS, James Elwood
(W.W. II Veteran R.C.A.F. 1942 - 1944. Retired Principal of Courtice Secondary School, Lifetime Member of Whitby Rotary Club and recipient of Paul Harris Fellowship Award, Past Master of David T. Campbell Lodge No. 706, Past District Deputy Grand Master of Ontario District and Member of Toronto Lodge of Perfection A.A.S.R. of Free Masons). Peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, March 4, 2004 at Lakeridge Health-Whitby, in his 86th year. Beloved husband of the late Faye Speers. Loving father of Dianne and Bill Townson, Lynda and Kirk Dawkins. Dear Papa of Suzanne and Rob Boswell; Paul Townson and Kim Cocquyt; Adele and Rob Tichy; Clayton Churcher. Lovingly remembered by his great-grandchildren Curtis, Amy, Reid and Ethan. Dear brother of the late Victor, Harold, Annie and Mary. Fondly remembered by Barry Churcher, nieces, nephews, former colleagues and friends. The family will receive their friends at OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE "Thornton Chapel'', 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Sunday, March 7th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at ALL SAINTS' ANGLICAN CHURCH (300 Dundas St. West, Whitby) on Monday, March 8th at 11:00 o'clock. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery, Orangeville. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
WILKS, William G. (Bill)
(retired 38-year employee of GM; Charter member of Knights of Columbus St. Francis of Assisi Council 11268). At Lakeridge Health Bowmanville, with his family at his side, on Thursday, March 4, 2004, in his 70th year. Bill, loving husband for 47 years of Mary Kay (nee Duff). Cherished father of Don and his wife Wendy (Tyrone), Lynda and her husband Rob Brandt (Orono), Mike and his wife Brenda (Port Perry), and Greg and his girlfriend Kathryn (Newcastle). Proud grandfather of Adam, Jenna, Madison; Josh, Courtney; Micaela, Liam; Josh, Jordyn, and Avery. Brother-in-law of Jack and Patricia Honey, Ed Duff, and Pauline Anderson. Predeceased by his parents John and Olive, and his brother Jack. Friends may call at the NEWCASTLE FUNERAL HOME, 386 Mill St. S. (just north of 401 at the lights) on Friday, March 5, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with prayers at 8:30 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 214 King Ave. E., Newcastle, on Saturday, March 6, at 11:00 a.m. Cremation. Donations in Bill’s memory to the St. Francis of Assisi Building Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by his family.
WARREN, Donna Gail
Peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer, on Thursday, March 4, 2004 at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry, at age 39. Donna (nee Shaw), beloved wife of Larry Warren of Seagrave. Loving mother of Renee and Hayley. Dear sister of Kevin Shaw of Richmond Hill. Loved daughter of the late Michael and Dorothy Shaw of Port Perry, and daughter-in-law of Larry and Arlene Warren of Ennismore. Donna will also be missed by her Aunt Terri Miller of England, her brother-in-law Michael Warren and his wife Debbie, and her devoted friends Laurie Cooper, Kim Moore and Doreen Carleton. The family of Donna Warren will receive friends at the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, "McDermott-Panabaker Chapel", 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905 985-2171) on Friday, March 5th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1710 Scugog Street (Hwy 7A) in Port Perry on Saturday, March 6th at 2 p.m. with Father Peter Lackmanec officiating. Interment Pine Grove Cemetery, Prince Albert in the Spring. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque for an education fund for Renee and Hayley at the Royal Bank in Port Perry in account # 5018247.
BROPHY, Hazel (nee Fletcher)
Peacefully passed away, on Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at the Rouge Valley Health System (Ajax site). Beloved wife of William (Bill). Loving mother of Heather (Robert), Gale (Ronald), and Colleen. Cherished grandmother of Michelle, Kevin, Christopher, Danielle, and Amber, and precious great-grandmother of Melissa, Brandon, Cory, Joseph, Ashley, and Delacey. Dear sister of Molly, Margaret, Irene, Dave and the late William. Special niece of Pearl. The family will receive friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Saturday, March 6, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. Cremation. Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations to the Charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
LAYNG, Thelma Ina
(Devoted member of Centennial-Albert United Church) Peacefully, at home surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, March 3, 2004, Thelma (nee Brown), in her 77th year. Dearly beloved wife of Don for 54 years. Loving mother of Kathryn and her husband J.P. Martin, of Sturgeon Falls, Rev. Patricia and her husband Ray Smith of Kitchener and Gary Layng of Toronto. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Carly, Phillip and wife Melissa, and Francois. Survived by her sister Helen Humphreys and her brothers Kenneth and wife Grace Brown and Claire and wife Edith Brown. Sister-in-law of Ernie and wife Tibby Layng, Hilda Cheeseman, Merelda and husband Roy Johnson, Hazel and husband Bill Newell and Ella Layng. Relatives and friends will be received at the McINTOSH-ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (9O5-433-5558) on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service will be held in the chapel on Friday, March 5, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens, Whitby. Donations made in memory of Thelma to the Centennial-Albert United Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated. Special thanks to Dr. Corless and Durham Access to Care for their kindness and caring ways.
PINDER, Margaret Doreen
(Longtime member of Simcoe Street United Church). Peacefully, at Lakeridge Health Corp. Whitby, on Wednesday, March 3, 2004, Margaret (nee Patte) in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Reginald Walter Pinder. Loving mother of Karen and her husband George Leadbeater of Oshawa. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren, Lori and her husband Wayne Stender, Mark and his wife Charlene Leadbeater and great-grandchildren Raylene, Devon and Taylor. Dear sister of Robert and his wife Joan Patte of Whitby and the late Dean Patte. Sister-in-law of Ev Pate. Relatives and friends will be received at the McINTOSH-ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9p.m. A service will be held in the chapel on Monday, March 8, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Union Cemetery. Donations made in memory of Margaret to the CNIB, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.
RAE, John Kerr
Peacefully in the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2004, at age 80. Beloved husband of Grace Edna Rae. Loving and gentle father to David, Liz, Linda, Mary-Anne and Arthur. Will be lovingly remembered by his 16 grandchildren (1 with the Lord) and 1 great- grandson. His life was based on Proverbs Chaper 3 and his favourite verses were 5,6. He was a man who fully lived out his faith. John is survived by 4 siblings: Jim Rae, Margaret Carter, Bob Rae and twin sister Jean Head. Served with Bell Canada for 42 years in various leadership positions. Sadly missed by many friends, hockey buddies and neighbours. Friends will be received at McINTOSH-ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME, 152 King St. E., Oshawa on Friday, March 5th, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service Saturday, March 6th, 11 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 300 Rossland Rd. East, Oshawa.
SALMON, Viola Anne
Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Corp. Port Perry on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late Edward Charles Salmon. Loving mother of Ed and his wife Gwen of Frisco, Colorado and Marilyn Salmon of Oshawa. Sister of Ross Bennett and his wife Clara of Oshawa. Loving Nana of Jacqui and her husband Tim Wendel, Ann, Margaret, Ross, Patricia, Christian, Sharon and her husband Brad Bell, John Swarbrick and his wife Anne and great Nana of Sarah, Christopher Wendel, Christopher Bell, Ginette, Graham and Claire. Aunt of Gordon Wires, Beverly Marshall and Grant Bennett. Cousin of Doris Noftall of Peterborough. Relatives and friends will be received at the McINTOSH-ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, March 6, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens, Whitby on Monday, March 8, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. Donations made in memory of Viola to Faith Lutheran Church or the Canadian Bible Society would be appreciated.
WILSON, Robert James Bob
Aged 66 years. At Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Wednesday March 3rd, 2004. He will be sadly missed by all his family & friends. At Bob's request there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has already taken place. Those wishing to honour Bob's memory may make donations to The Heart & Stroke Foundation or The Canadian Cancer Society.
GIBSON, Ruth Mabel
Peacefully, on Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at Fairview Lodge in Whitby, at age 85. Ruth (nee Clements), beloved wife of the late Howard Gibson. Loved mother of Murray Gibson (deceased) and his wife Lois, and Gary Gibson (deceased). Loving grandmother of Gary and his wife Lisa, Darrin and Stephen, and great grandmother of Melanie and Samantha. Predeceased by her sisters Alma Cox and Laura Wilson and her brothers Elmer and Elwood Clements. Ruth will be missed by her nieces and nephews and their families. The family of Ruth Gibson will receive friends at the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, "McDermott-Panabaker Chapel", 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905 985-2171) on Saturday, March 7th from 10 - 11 a.m. A Service to celebrate her life will be held in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Interment Bethel Cemetery, Greenbank in the Spring. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Diabetes Association or the Charityof your choice.
KELLY, Robert (Bob)
(Employee of City of Toronto, Scarborough Works, for 34 years). Suddenly at his residence with his wife at his side, on Tuesday, March 2, 2004, in his 57th year. Bob, loving husband and best friend for over 30 years of Sandra (nee Enscott) of Wilmot Creek. Dear brother of Ann and Carson Chabot of Guelph. Bob will be sadly missed by his nieces Beverley, Candace, Dianne, Rebecca, and nephews Rob, Michael, Daniel, James, Jacob, and Payton. Special friend of his four-legged companion Rocky. Friends may call at the NEWCASTLE FUNERAL HOME, 386 Mill St. S., (just north of 401 at the lights) on Thursday, Mar. 4, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel of the funeral home on Friday at 11 a.m. Cremation. Donations in Bob’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be greatly appreciated by his family.
MURPHY, Harold Joseph
Age 82 years. At Caressant Care Nursing Home, Lindsay on Tuesday March 2nd, 2004. Beloved husband of Gwen. Dear father of Margo & Don Stephenson and Trevor & Henriette Murphy. Cherished grandfather of James & Jeff Stephenson and Isaac, Johan, Travis, Jared and Fina Murphy. Great-grandfather of Jesse & Julian. Survived by his sister Edith McLaughlin and predeceased by brothers Hugh, Walter and Albert. At Harold s request no visitation or funeral service will be held. Cremation. Memorial Donations may be made to Tyrone United Church.
PURVIS, Brian Ralph
(Owner of Sunshine Movers, Oshawa for 16 years). Peacefully at home on Tuesday March 2, 2004 at the age of 59. Beloved husband of Mary Jo. Loving father of Wyatt of Courtice and Tod of Oliver B.C. Loving son of Ralph and Myrtle Purvis of Norland. Dear brother of Jackie Woods, Dave, Ian, and Paul. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Resting at the COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1587 Highway #2, Courtice 905-432-8484 (4th set of lights east of Townline) with Funeral Service in the Chapel on Sunday March 7 at 1:30 p.m. The family of Brian will receive friends on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment Bowmanville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations to the Oshawa District Humane Society would be appreciated.
Died suddenly, on March 2, 2004, at Lakeridge Health Corporation (Oshawa). Beloved husband and best friend of Marilyn. Most loving stepfather, mentor and friend of Kelly, Cathi, and Patricia. Most loved ''Grumpy'' of Olivia, Jacob and Alex. Treasured brother of Joan and Brenda. A loving, dedicated uncle to his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents William and Roseanne and brother-in-law Paul Caley. Funeral Mass at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church (1148 Finch Ave., Pickering) on Saturday, March 6, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated.
ROZON, Lawrence George ''Larry''
(Retired T.T.C. Driver) Of Fenelon Falls and formerly of Pickering. Larry in his 64th year. Devoted and loving husband and friend for over 45 years of Marion (nee Kemish). Father of Allen and Mark and his wife Brenda. Loving grandfather of Jackie, A.J., Sarah and Maggie. Loving son of Olga and Lloyd Ouderkirk. Loving brother to Elaine (predeceased), Diane (David), Danny, Michael (Laura), and Cathy (Ted). Very caring brother-in-law to Eleanor (Bill). Larry will be sadly missed by his many friends, family and colleagues at the T.T.C. where he worked for 30 years and was very proud to have 27 years of safe driving. Member of R.C.L. Branch No. 258, West Hill, and R.C.L. Branch No. 238, Fenelon Falls. Friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE ''Thornton Chapel'', 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Thursday, March 4th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, March 5th at 11:00 a.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Salvation Army.
WILLSON, John (Jack) Thomas Claremont
After a courageous battle Jack passed away at Rouge Valley Ajax Hospital on Monday, March 1st, 2004, at the age of 79. Loving husband of 53 years to Grace (nee Wallington). Cherished father of Bob (Wendy) of Calgary, Sue (Greg Irvine) of Charlottetown, John (Sue) of Ottawa and Doug (Karen) of Toronto. He will be sadly missed by grandchildren Alex, Erin, and Michelle; Kevin and Leanne; and Adrian. Survived by brother William Willson (Pat Moore) of Windsor and sister Amy Jeffs of London. Born in Kisbey, Saskatchewan, raised in Windsor, Ontario, subsequently lived many years in Kingston, Ontario and Oshawa/Whitby. Graduated in Pharmacy from U of T. Retired from Parke Davis after 37 years. Active in Kiwanis for over 40 years. Jack enjoyed curling, cards and his cottage, but most of all he enjoyed his extended family and friends. Friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE “Thornton Chapel” 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Thursday, March 4th from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 P.M. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel Friday, March 5th at 1:00 P.M. Cremation. Memorial Donations may be made to the “Elevator Fund” at Kedron United Church or the Durham Region Cancer Centre.