WATSON, Sheila Mary (nee Burke)
Peacefully after a courageous battle, Sheila passed into the care of the Lord on August 5, 2004, at the age of 79. She leaves her beloved husband William (Bill), daughter Mary-Jean (Herman Robinson) and her sons Scott and Peter, granddaughter Rheanna, and her great-granddaughter Kayla. Sister of Michael Burke (Gloria) and his family, and the late Jack Burke. Sheila will be sadly missed by her many cousins and friends. A Funeral Mass will be held on August 10, 2004 at St. Bernadette's Church (21 Bayly Street East, Ajax) at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the Charity of your choice would be appreciated.
At Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Wednesday August 4, 2004 in his 93rd year. Jan, beloved husband for 66 years of Christina. Dear father of Elisabeth & her husband Bill Brunt, Dr. Cornelius Maartense & his wife Connie, Dr. Peter Maartense & his wife Wendy, Christina & her husband Ken Thompson and Jeanette Benit (Rick). Loving grandfather of Wendy Gorniak (John), Jeffery Brunt, Scott Brunt (Tracy), Jack Maartense, Jason Maartense, Chad Maartense, Brett Maartense, Bradley Stapleton, Brent Stapleton (Natascha), Heather Benit, Erin Benit, and great grandfather of Megan Gorniak, Kelsey Gorniak, Kristen Brunt, Justin Brunt, Brandon Stapleton and Alyssa Stapleton. At Jan's request there is no funeral service. Cremation at Bowmanville Crematorium. If desired donations to the Memorial Hospital Foundation Bowmanville, Palliative Care would be appreciated.
Suddenly, on Wednesday, August 4, 2004. Beloved wife of Joseph Wood. Loving mother of Jordan, Jamie-Mae, and Joseph ''Joey.'' Beloved daughter of Richard Montemurro and his friend Janet LaRochelle, and Reverend Cheryl Cranley. Sorely missed by her sister Millana and her brother Erin, and by her grandfather Cecil Montemurro. Predeceased by her grandmother Vivyenne Montemurro. Relatives and friends may pay their respects at McINTOSH-ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-5558), on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Monday, August 9 from 3 p.m. until time of service at 4 p.m. in the Chapel. Donations made in memory of Calla-Mae to the Children's Wish Foundation or Charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.
PLAYER, Grace Marie
Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Wednesday August 4th, 2004 at the age of 70. Beloved wife of Len Player for 45 years. Dear mother of Tom & his wife Joan, Darryl, Dan & his wife Bonnie. Cherished "Nama" of Nicole, Jacqueline, Matthew & Cole. She is survived by her loving brother Rev. Ted Kersey and his wife Winn. In lieu of flowers donations made to Bowmanville Hospital Palliative Care or The Arthritis Society would be appreciated by the family.
Passed away peacefully at Ajax-Pickering Health Centre on Wednesday August 4, 2004. Aleksandra Sidorow in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late George. Dear mother of Valentina Foster of Whitby, and the late Victor. Lovingly remembered by grandchildren Derek Foster of Oshawa, and Tiffany Foster of Whitby & her fianc Kimmo Syrjanen. Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa with funeral service in the chapel on Saturday August 7, 2004 at 1 p.m. Interment Union Cemetery, Oshawa. Memorial donations to the Charity of your choice would be appreciated. Visitation Thursday 6 - 9 p.m.
TATE, Lexena Margaret
Peacefully, on Wednesday, August 4th, 2004 at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital, in her 75th year. Predeceased by her parents Margaret and Linas Tate. Dear sister of Ray Tate (late Gertrude Tate), Ruth Marsh (late Jack Marsh), John Tate, Marjorie McGee (late Len McGee), Mr. and Mrs. Brian and Sandra Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan and Jacqueline Moschini, Mr. Terry Tate and Mrs. Trissie Tate, Mr. and Mrs. Ted and Nancy Tate. Fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. In Lexena's memory, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
THOMAS, Caroline Bernice (nee Campbell)
May 25, 1928 to August 4, 2004. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, August 7th, 2004 to celebrate the life of Carol Thomas. Devoted sister of Joyce (Del), Don (Gayle) and Jean (Bill). Beloved wife of Charlie. Loving Mother of Dale (Walter), Jeff and Kerry (Neil). Cherished grandmother of Alex, Samantha, Kaitlin and Erik. Carol was also a dedicated kindergarten teacher who loved children and music. Her special gift of music she shared generously with her family, her friends and her fellow seniors at nursing homes throughout Oshawa and Whitby. She was always giving of her time, her talents and her love. She will be dearly missed. Arrangements under the direction of OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE "Thornton Chapel", 847 King Street West, (905-721-1234).
VISSER, Don (Doede)
Aged 74 years. The Lord took him home after a courageous battle with cancer, at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Wednesday, August 4th, 2004. Beloved husband of Joan (Joyce). Dear father of Ann and Fred Mars, Florene and Don Prins, Murray and the late Dorothy Visser. Loving Pake of Lauren and Scott Barker, Andrea Mars, Johnathon, Taylor and David Prins and Erik and Mark Visser. Dear brother of Jenne, Henk, Harm, Wiepe Stilma, Martje Ypma, Grace Heidinga, Pia De Leeuw and the late Hilbrand. Funeral service will be held in REHOBOTH CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH on Saturday, August 7th, 2004 at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to The Cancer Society or Knox Christian School Building Fund.
Passed away suddenly at Community Nursing Home in Pickering on Tuesday August 3, 2004. Vi, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of Philip George Langfeld. Loving mother of Romi & Bill Abbott, Heather Langfeld, Jan & Bill Ashton, and Cheryl & Louis Bekiaris. Dear grandmother of Dave (Darlene) Abbott, John Abbott, Julie Walker, Amurlee, Evelyn & Myles Ashton, Michael & Jessica Bekiaris, and great grandmother of Kyrie, Melissa & Brittany Abbott. Cherished sister of George & Joyce Wilson, and Evie & Tom Rae of England. She will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME LIMITED, 124 King Street East Oshawa with funeral service in the Chapel on Sunday August 8, 2004 at 4 p.m. Cremation. Memorial donations to Alzheimer Research would be appreciated. Visitation 2 hours prior to service.
MacDONALD, Barbara Eileen (nee Taylor) –
(Immediate Past President and a former Zone Commander of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 258 Highland Creek) – in Nova Scotia on Tuesday, August 3, 2004, at the age of 56. Beloved wife of Jerry MacDonald of West Hill. Loving and devoted mother of Stuart Smith and his wife Dena of Ajax and Fiona O’Donoghue of Scarborough, and also missed by their father Michael Smith. Cherished daughter of Doris Russell of Wilmot Creek and the late William Taylor. Sadly missed by grandchildren Caleigh, Owen, Asha, Callaghan, and Ciara. Special niece of Eileen Kula of England. A memorial service will be held at the ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 258, 45 Lawson Road, Scarborough, on Sunday, August 29, at 2:00 p.m. Donations in Barbara’s memory to the Oncology Unit of Sunnybrook and Women’s College Health Science Centre would be appreciated by her family and may be made through NEWCASTLE FUNERAL HOME 1-877-987-3964.
MacKENZIE, MURDO "SCOTTY"
(Retired from General Motors after 30 years, Standardbred Trainer,MacKenzie Stables) After a courageous battle with cancer, on Tuesday, August 3, 2004 at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry, at age 70. Scotty MacKenzie of Port Perry, beloved husband of Stella (nee Gillis). Loving father of Nancy and her husband Richard Dressel of Port Perry and Pennsylvania, Joan and her husband Steve Batchelor of Port Perry, and stepfather of Ron Amero and his wife Gai of Thailand, and Kevin Amero and his wife Loretta of Alberta. Cherished grandfather of Adam, Michael, Scott, Christine, Murray, Chad and Mic, and great grandfather of Hailey-Marie. Loved son of the late John and Marion in Scotland. Dear brother of John, Katie, Anne, Bella (deceased), and Lily, and brother-in-law of Rose and Rob, Bernie and Penny, Teresa, Rusty and Ella, June and Rae, and John and Gail. He will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews and his friends Debbie and Stan Teggart. The family of Scotty MacKenzie will receive friends at the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, "McDermott-Panabaker Chapel", 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Friday, August 6th from 10 - 11 a.m. A Service to celebrate his life will be held in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Interment Pine Grove Cemetery, Prince Albert. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Durham Region Cancer Centre.
Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at his home on Tuesday August 3, 2004 at the age of 78. Antonio, beloved husband for 48 years of Maria Mata. Loving father of Tony Mata, Lucy Martin of Lindsay, Gorete MacDonald, Connie Cataldo (Joe) of California, Madalena Paterson (Doug) of Pontypool, Joe Mata, John Mata, and Marcelino Mata (Jennifer). Loving grandfather of Tonya, Tammy, Teana, Jonathan, Ryan, Sara, Natasha, Brittany, Crystal, Joshua, Jordan, Lucas, Julia, Brooke and James. Survived by brothers & sisters in Madeira, Portugal. Friends may call at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa on Thursday August 5th from 6 - 9 p.m. Prayers at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Gertrude's Roman Catholic Church on Friday August 6th at 10:30 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Whitby. Memorial donations to Hearth Place would be appreciated by the family.
Entered into rest at Lakeview Manor in Beaverton, on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2004. Norval Irving McAvoy, in his 88th year, was the beloved husband of the late Myrtle Olive Thompson (1998). Loving father of Barbara & Frank Vale of Cannington and Neil & Donna McAvoy of Lisle, Ont. Dearly remembered by brothers and sisters Kathleen McAvoy, Frank McAvoy, Bernie & Jack Ward and Mary & Jack Tully. Also seven grandchildren Denise & Mike Faulkner, Grant & Susan Vale, Michelle McAvoy & fiance' Cory Garringer, Dale & Laura McAvoy, Kevin Vale & companion Katie Manorek, Jody & Shawn Towns and Wayne Campbell and ten great grandchildren. As a remembrance, donations to the Cancer Society, would be appreciated by the family.
McKENZIE, Erma Marquita
Passed away on Tuesday, August 3, 2004 at the Ajax and Pickering Health Centre at the age of 60. Loving sister of Andrea and Margaret (Wennel). Loving aunt of Renaldo, Jermaine, Tonya, and Tamera. Funeral service to be held at St. George's Anglican Church, 77 Randall Street, Ajax (Pickering Village) on Saturday, August 14 at 11 a.m. A reception to follow at the Church. Should friends so desire, donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Peacefully at Foster brooke Long Term Care Facility, Newcastle on Tuesday, August 3, 2004 in his 87th. year. Peter beloved husband of Gertrude (Hallman) and the late Ethel (Parsons). Loved father of Peter George Muzik and step-father of Edward (Ted) Hallman and Elizabeth Diane Adams. Dear brother of John, Rose and Mary. Private family services were held on Thursday, August 5, 2004. Cremation. Donations in Peter's memory to Foster brooke Alive Program would be gratefully appreciated.
Passed away at the Community Nursing Home in Port Perry on Tuesday, August 3, 2004 in her 82nd year. Margaret (Midge) Telfer (nee Lewis), wife of the late David Telfer. Dear mother of Craig (Bonita) Telfer, Pamela (David) Whitacre and the late Stephen Telfer. Loving grandmother of Trevor (Robyn), Kyle and Tyler and great-grandmother of Taylor and Cole. Survived by her sister Doris Milligan. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.
At Scarborough Centenary Hospital on Monday, August 2, 2004, in her 82nd year. Berniece (Moorey), beloved wife of Grant Alldred of Scarborough. Loving mother of Douglas and his wife Shirley, Garth and his wife Linda and Lynn Langevin and her husband Shawn. Loving grandmother of Bryan, Jonathan, Travis, Sarah, Karen and Grant. Donations to the Charity of your choice in her memory would be gratefully appreciated.
FREITAG, William “Helmer”
Following a two year illness at home, peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Monday, August 2nd, age 72. Born 1931 in Eganville, Ontario the eldest son of the late Leonard and Mabel Freitag. Brother of Leonard (Marlene) of Renfrew, Jim (Vonnie) of Truro, Nova Scotia, Verla (Clarence) of Pembroke, Jack (Thea) of Renfrew, Bill (Donna) of Renfrew and the late Carolyn (Gordon). A former 25-year shipper and foreman with Robson-Lang Leather and 14-year custodian at Ajax High School he retired in 1993. Helmer is survived by his wife of 49 years, Elma and sons Randy (Susan) of Thunder Bay and Dale (Joanne) of Oshawa and two grandchildren Brianna and Brodie. Private Funeral Service will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE “Thornton Chapel” 847 King St. West (905-721-1234). Cremated remains to be interred in Eganville. In lieu of flowers, donations to Lakeridge Health New Durham Region Cancer Centre would be appreciated.
Suddenly passed away at the Oshawa General Hospital on August 2, 2004. Beloved wife of Ronald. Loving mother to David Michael and sister to Lloyd and his wife Wendy. Cremation.
SOLTYS, Sylvia Sophie
At the Rouge Valley Health Centre, Ajax, on August 2, 2004, in her 85th year. Born in Surprise, Saskatchewan, raised on a farm in Scandinavia, Manitoba and finally settling permanently in the Toronto area in the 1960s. Survived by sister Mary Kuchma of Hamilton, Ontario, and predeceased by brothers Mark, Tom, and Joe, and sisters Anne Rodney and Margaret Baraniuk. Loving and cherished aunt and great-aunt to numerous nieces and nephews across the country. Sylvia Sophie Soltys, thoroughly enjoyed a long career in the retail fashion industry that saw her working out of many cities across Canada, including Vancouver, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Kingston, Oshawa, Kitchener and Toronto with regular buying trips to European fashion centers. She spent the last thirty five years of her career, prior to her retirement at the age of sixty-seven, with the Fairweather organization before and throughout their ownership by the leading fashion retailing and manufacturing conglomerate of the day, Dylex Limited. Sylvia loved the specialty fashion merchandising business and excelled at it in a time when retail management was a man's domain. She was talented, hardworking and tough. She managed the biggest and the best of the Fairweather stores including the flagship 90 Yonge Street store and developed a reputation for breathing new life into unprofitable or problem stores across the chain. After retirement the irrepressible Miss Soltys joined the Pickering Seniors Club near her home and turned her people skills to charitable ends by volunteering her services with a variety of non-profit or charitable concerns including helping out at the Seniors Club, teaching crafts at the Ballycliffe and Rosebank Lodge seniors' homes, volunteering at the Kumon Learning Centre for children and the Second Chance Wildlife Sanctuary. She was accepted in to the Pickering/Ajax Lions Club in recent years and through the Lions has worked on many more charitable projects and has knitted and crocheted mitts, toques, scarves and created many other craft items as gifts to needy children at Christmas or for sale by charitable organizations to fill many a Santa's bag. It was a complete surprise to Sylvia when last month, while in the throes of her final medical setback, she received the Citizenship Award of the year by the City of Pickering, for all her efforts for the community in which she lived. Sylvia will be missed by many in the community and will be sorely missed by her family. She was truly one of a kind. Her chair at family gatherings cannot be filled. The latest jokes will go untold. The Corvette she bought new in 1987 at age 68 will be part of the lore. Always positive, always the optimist, always understanding and always available to friends and family and those in need. Should family and friends so desire, donations to the Second Chance Wildlife Sanctuary, or the Lions Club (Ajax/Pickering), would be greatly appreciated. One of a remarkable generation of Soltys women, each unique, each unforgettable, God bless your soul, Sylvia. Until we meet again...
ALKEMA, Diane (nee Eisses)
The Lord called home his faithful servant Diane, who passed away peacefully at the Lakeridge Health –Whitby on Sunday August 1st, 2004 in her 69th year. Dearly beloved wife of Clarence for 44 years. Loving mother of Andrew and his wife Lia, Annette Griffioen and her husband the late Richard, Helena Rozema and her husband Douglas and John David. Cherished Oma of Jennifer, Patricia-Lynne and Michelle; Ezra, Joseph and Adam; Joshua, Meagan, Emma and Daniel. Dear sister of Bert and his wife Dorothy, Hermanna Eisses, Martin and his wife Joanne, John and his wife Trudy, Grace and her husband John van der Ploeg, Henry and his wife Janet, James and his wife Ellen, Cathy and her husband Henk Visser and predeceased by her parents John and Annie Eisses and sister Renske Sitser. Friends and relatives may be received at the HEBRON CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH (4240 Anderson Street, Whitby) for visitation on Wednesday August 4th from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Interment atMount Lawn Memorial Gardens. A Celebration of Diane’s life will be on Thursday August 5th at the HEBRON CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH at 2:00 P.M. Donations to the Ovarian Cancer Society of Canada, The Durham Christian Highschool or a Charity of choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE “Thornton Chapel” 847 King St. West (905-721-1234).