WINTER, Ernest Hugh
Passed away peacefully, at the age of 93, on Tuesday September 14, 2004 at Hillsdale Estates, Oshawa. Dear husband of Patricia Winter of Courtice. Father of Susan Dodington (Michael) and Michael Winter (Linda). Grandfather of Sean (Deanna), Christopher, Andrew, Eran (Christine) and Lea. He was a dedicated educator for 46 years until his retirement in 1977. He was head of the English Department at O’Neil Collegiate, formerly O.C.V.I., and Eastdale Collegiate. He taught in the Durham District for over 30 years. He came to Oshawa in 1944 as a teacher of English and became actively involved in the Drama Club producing and directing many plays as well as directing and acting himself in plays at the Oshawa Little Theatre. He wrote and edited a number of English textbooks including most notably, “Learning to Write” which was his “best seller” and was used by many students in Ontario schools and in British Columbia. During his career he estimated he taught 5000 students. He was an instructor for English teachers in training at MacArthur College of Education at Queen’s University in Kingston during the summers in the 1960’s. Other interests were bridge, gardening, golf, tennis, spending summers at the cottage and traveling. During the 1971-72 school year, the board of education granted Ernie a sabbatical leave which he spent in England and Australia with his wife. He spent much of his time visiting schools and universities. He was well loved and respected by many students and colleagues alike during his 44 year teaching tenure at the elementary, secondary and university levels. He will be remembered by many, young and old alike. A private Memorial Service will be held in October, 2004. For those who knew him, why not take the time to have a private moment to visit your memories and to say good-bye to the man as you remember him. Friends are invited to express their condolences through the COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1587 Highway #2 Courtice (905-432-8484) or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Memorial Donations to the Cancer Society or the Charity of your choice would be appreciated.
ARDAGH, Denis Patrick Alan
Peacefully passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, September 13, 2004. Beloved husband of Dorothy ''Sam''. Loving father of Chris (Krista), Greg (Deb), and Jennifer. Proud ''gampa'' of Jacob and Sydney. Dear brother of Sean (Maire), Patrick (Barbara), Fintan (Geraldine), and Jacqueline. Loving son-in-law of Gord West and brother-in-law of Peggy Brown. Predeceased by loving father Jack and mother Margaret Browne. Loved by many nieces and nephews and all his Irish relatives. Special thank you to staff at the Rouge Valley Health System (Ajax site), and the Princess Margaret Hospital. Funeral Mass at St. Bernadette's Roman Catholic Church (S.E. corner of Bayly St. and Harwood Ave., Ajax) on Friday, September 17, 2004 at 12 noon. Should family and friends so desire, donations to the Rouge Valley Health System Foundation (Ajax), or the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
CLEVELAND, Mary Kazuko (nee Uchiyama)
Peacefully on Monday September 13, 2004 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa at the age of 70. Mary beloved wife of the late Wilfred Colin Cleveland. Loving mother of Richard Cleveland, William Cleveland & his wife Cindy Martin, and Heather Cleveland. Loved grandmother of Andrew & Angie Cleveland. Dear sister of Victor Uchiyama & his wife Betty Lou, Joy & her husband Mervin Pepper, and the late Tom Uchiyama, Frank Uchiyama, and Paul Uchiyama. Mary will be sadly missed & fondly remembered by her loving family & many dear friends. Friends may call at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME , 124 King Street East, Oshawa on Wednesday September 15th from 7-9, and Thursday September 16th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the Chapel of the funeral home on Friday September 17th at 11 a.m. Cremation Thornton Crematorium. Memorial donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society would be greatly appreciated.
GRAVES, Kenneth Robert (Ken)
1931 to 2004. After a courageous battle with cancer Ken passed away at the Versa Care Nursing Home, Monday September 13th, 2004. Ken is now with his mother Laura, father Howard and sister Lois. He leaves behind daughter Carol and husband Allan of Moosejaw, Saskatchewan son Neil and wife Carla of Moosejaw, Saskatchewan, Harold and wife Shelly of Red Deer, Alberta. Ken was grandpa to four beautiful grandchildren. He will be missed by brothers Howard, Ron, Harold and Scott, and sisters Beahula, Diane and Trish. The family is holding a private goodbye to Ken.
HANCOCK, William Thomas
(Retired Salaried 38 year employee of General Motors Canada) Peacefully at Lakeridge Health-Bowmanville on Monday, September 13th, 2004 at the age of 77. Beloved husband of Erla (nee Toole) for 52 years. Dear father of Sharon Coburn and her husband Jim of Owen Sound, Diane Hancock of Oshawa and her husband the late Wayne, Debbie Murphy and her husband Ralph of Courtice and Pastor Richard Hancock and his wife Stephanie of Newcastle. Devoted and cherished Papa of Megan and Dayna Hancock, Brandon and Brock Murphy and Jesse, Jacob, Riley and Rickella-Grace Hancock. Brother of Jean Armstrong, Jack Chamberlain and the late Dorothy Pipher, Frances Seeley and Viola Mapes. Lovingly remembered by his extended and church family at Trulls Rd. Free Methodist Church. Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE “Thornton Chapel” 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) on Tuesday, September 21st from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 P.M. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, September 22nd at 11:00 A.M. at TRULLS RD. FREE METHOIST CHURCH (2301 Trulls Rd. S., Courtice). Interment Thornton Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the Trulls Rd. Free Methodist Church Building Fund would be appreciated.
The Lord took unto Himself His child after a courageous battle with cancer on Monday September 13, 2004, age 65 years. Owner of East End Quality Meats, Whitby for 37 years. Beloved husband of Trixie (Semplonius). Dear father of David and Ellie, Sandra and Serge Dallair, Lucy and Paul Morphy, Jan and Darlene and Rob and his friend Christina. Loving grandfather of Kaylee, McKenzie, Max, Nathan, Leah, Ashley, Jordan and Madeline. Dear brother of Audrey Vander Velde, Hennie Bonvanie, Anneke Bakker and Beddy De Boom. Lovingly remembered by the extended family and many friends. Visitation will take place at HEBRON CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, Whitby, on Thursday September l6th, 2004 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the church Friday September 17th, 2004 at 2 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the C.R.W.R.C. or a Charity of your Choice.
LOWERY, Lucille Joan
Entered into rest on Monday, September 13th, 2004 at her home in Uxbridge. Lucille, loving wife of Ted and daughter of Lena and the late Jim Goy. Fantastic mother of Karen Farrell, Allison (Darren) and Brent. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Jessica, Justin, Kyra and Amber and nieces and nephews Nadene, Janice, Carrie, Adam, Julie and Danny. Survived by her sister Dianne (Ken) Fleming, brothers Terry (Hermina) Goy and Bob (Miriam) Goy, brother-in-law Bill Lowery and step sister-in-law Carol. In Lucille's memory, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or Charity of your choice.
McLEAN, Grace Varnell
Entered into rest on Monday, September 13th, 2004 at Lakeridge Health, Port Perry, in her 92nd year. Grace, beloved wife of the late Herbert Russell McLean. Dear mother of Carol (Edward) Wells, Catherine (Ronald) Moore. Loving grandmother of Stephen and Emanuel, Cameron and Elaine, and Cathy and Glen. Survived by her sister Barbara (Lorne) Hunter and brother Russ (Beverly) Conlon. A Service to celebrate Grace's life will be held at the Uxbridge Baptist Church (231 Brock Street West) (905-852-3662) on Thursday, September 16th, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be one hour prior. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Latin America Mission or Lakeridge Health, Port Perry.
RATTRAY, Helen 'Gram'
(Retiree of IBM, Don Mills Lab) Passed away peacefully at home, with her grandchildren, on Monday, September 13, 2004, at the age of 94 years. Loving mother of the late Victoria Baird. The best 'Gram' to Heather and Stan, Bruce and Sue; and great-grandmother to Victoria and Nicole. She will be missed by her son-in-law Arnott and Pat, niece Mary Kelly and family overseas. Relatives and friends will be received at the McINTOSH-ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Friday, September 17, 2004 from 2:00 p.m. with a complete service in our chapel at 3:00 p.m. Donations made in memory of Helen to a Charity of choice would be appreciated.
SHEA, Patrick, ''The Fighting Soldier''
Adoring husband, dearest father, sweet Pa, a remarkable man. Born December 13, 1921 on a ''Peach of a day'', Monday, September 13, 2004 at 7:07 p.m. Patrick Lawrence Shea, age 82, left us peacefully, with dignity, pride, and with the love of his life Sadie (wife) and his children at his bedside. He leaves his (Honey)(Sweetie Pie) Sadie Shea and five children Kevin, Peter, Carol, Joanne and Thomas, and proud grandchildren Adam, Erin, Rebecca, Alexander, Kyle and Shea. He embraces his late parents John and Carrie and late siblings Frank, Jim, Neil and Marie, and will be truly missed by surviving sisters Kay and Thelma. Patrick fought the fight and has shown us all strength, honour and most importantly love of his family. This heart beats on. God Bless. A Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Family Parish, 91 Ribblesdale, Whitby on Friday, September 17th, 2004 at 11 a.m., followed by burial. Thanks go out to nursing staff at Oshawa General (CCU). Thanks to Whitby Dialysis (PODB). In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Peacefully, at the Rouge Valley Health Centre, on Monday, September 13, 2004, at the age of 74. John Spence, loving husband of Margaret. Dearest father to John, Don (Terri) and Ronnie. Most loved grandfather of Christine, Stephanie, Rebecca, Christopher, Donny and Brandon. Brother of Agnes and Grace and sister-in-law Renee. John will be sadly missed by his many family and friends. Should family and friends so desire, donations to Children's Wish Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
WHALEN, Ronald "Ron"
Peacefully, on Monday September 13, 2004, with his family by his side, Ronald Thomas Whalen entered the heavenly mansion prepared for him. Loving husband and soul mate of Janice (nee Bode). Dear father and mentor to daughter Stacie and Ian of Pickering, son Jason & Mark of Toronto, and son Jonathan and his wife Natalie of St. John's, Newfoundland. Caring son of Eileen Inglis. Proud Papa of Nicholas and Taylor and god father of Christopher Bode. Ron will be fondly remembered by sister Loretta and Cavan Levigne, brother-in-law Howard Bode, step-sister Wendy and Hank Dean and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Ron is now reunited with his father Thomas Whalen, step-father John Inglis, mother and father-in-law Gerry & Milton Bode and brother-in-law Eric Bode. Family and friends are invited to "PEACE" LUTHERAN CHURCH, 928 Liverpool Road, Pickering (at Bayly) on Sunday September 19, 2004 from 1:00 -2:00pm for visitation. The funeral and a celebration of Ron's life to immediately follow. The reverend Peeter Vanker officiating. Ron was an active member of "Peace" Lutheran Church since 1985 and had served on various church boards in the past including council chair. He was also a past member of the Toronto Real Estate Board where he served on many committees including Ethics and Arbitration. His community involvement included United Way of Ajax-Pickering-Uxbridge, as a member and captain of the Citizen's Review Panel, past member of Pickering-Ajax-Uxbridge PC Executive Associations (Federal and Provincial), Co-convenor Ajax & Pickering Cansurmount (A division of the Canadian Cancer Society), Member of Ajax Home Week Committee and the Great Hospital Bed Race Committee (Ajax & Pickering Hospital) and Vice Chair Pickering Village Business Association. In lieu of flowers, donations to "Peace" Lutheran Church Gift and Memorial Fund, United Way of Ajax-Pickering-Uxbridge or the Canadian Cancer Society for Colorectal Cancer Research would be most appreciated, or to a Charity of your choice. Special thanks to Durham Access to Care, Care Partners, especially Sandra and the Pams, Doctors Lo, Tanious, Lougheed and the wonderful staff at Markham-Stouffville Hospital Palliative Care Unit.
WHITTER, Clara E.
Peacefully, on Monday, September 13, 2004 at her home in Port Perry, at age 75. Clara (nee Watson), beloved wife of the late Edward Whitter. Loving mother of Steven (Janice) of Scarborough, Kathy (Kam) of Newcastle, Ronald of Port Perry, and Sharon (John) of Oshawa. Clara will also be missed by her 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Bertha, Bernice, Jenny, and the late Phyllis. She will be remembered for her outgoing enthusiasm and zest for life. Music was a great part of her life and playing the piano for others was her greatest pleasure. The family of Clara Whitter will receive friends at the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, "McDermott-Panabaker Chapel", 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905 985-2171) on Wednesday, September 15th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Service to celebrate her life will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, September 16th at 11 a.m. Interment Pine Grove Cemetery, Prince Albert. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Community Memorial Hospital Foundation in Port Perry or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
BONCHEK, Waclaw (Walter)
WWII Veteran (Corporal Polish Cavalry) & General Motors retiree of 31 years. Peacefully, after a brief illness, with his family by his side, at Mt. Sinai Hospital on Sunday September 12, 2004 in his 86th year. Predeceased by parents Alexandra and Alexander Baczek, brothers Roman and Victor, sisters Stella and Janina and his first wife Moira. Sadly missed by wife Janina (Nina), children Jennifer (Bill), Gerry (Darlin), Paula (Danny) and Daniel (Tracy), Stepfather to Chris (Steve), Isobel (Bill), Lilly and Donna (John). Grandfather of 19 children and 1 great grandchild. According to Wacek's wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be a simple graveside service at Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens in Whitby on Friday, September 17, 2004 at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to a Charity of choice would be appreciated. Wacek has moved on to his eternal building project in the Heavens.
GANDIER, John (Jack)
Suddenly, on Sunday, September 12th, 2004, 6 days after the death of his wife of 67-and-a-half years, at his residence in Uxbridge, surrounded with love by family. Survived by daughter Jeannette Frisby (Graham), sons Fred (Jacquie), Arnold (Jean), Douglas (Margaret, deceased), Dennis (Linda). Loving Grandpa 'dier' to Lynda (Larry), Scott, Pamela (Billy), Cheryl (Dan), Kim (Greg), Stephen (Dawn), Jamie (Betty Lou), Jennifer, Courtney, James (Angie). Also remembered by his 13 great-grandchildren. Survived by his sister Jean Grimbly, Tampa, FL. Predeceased by brother George and sister Martha MacKinnon. Service at Wideman Mennonite Church, 10530 Hwy. 48, Markham, at 2 p.m. Friday, September 17th, 2004. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hagerman Church, 4581 14th Ave., Markham, L3S 3K2, or charity of choice. Visitation at the church from 1-2 p.m. on Friday, September 17. Special thanks for the kind attention of Dr. B. Batten.
HOWARD, Michael Brian
With our heavy hearts we wish to announce the peaceful passing of Michael Brian Howard on Sunday, September 12th, 2004 after a very brave battle with brain cancer at the tender age of 25. Beloved son of Nancy and Brian Howard. Devoted brother of Michelle and her husband Mike Peters and Mellissa and her husband Scott Sawyer. Michael was a very special uncle to Maddison. Survived by Grammy Florence Wry and Grandma Winnifred Howard. Michael will be greatly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Predeceased by Grampy Garfied Wry and Grandpa John Howard. Friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE “Thornton Chapel” 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Wednesday, September 16th from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 P.M. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, September 17th at 11:00 A.M. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Durham Region Cancer Centre would be appreciated.
MAYNE, SCOTT ERIC
In his 44th year. Peacefully at home in Courtice, on Briar Hill Farm, on Sunday September 12th 2004. Cherished son to Elsie & Eric Mayne. Lovingly adored by his sister Karen & her partner Dan and by his brother Guy. He will be sadly missed by his aunts, uncles, his best friend Ralph & his many other friends. Cremation has already taken place. A Private Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Epileptic Foundation in Scott s memory would be appreciated.
Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Bownmanville, on Sunday, September 12, 2004. Age 65 years. Dear ''Dad'' to Doug and his wife Debbie, Daniel and his wife Karen, Terry and his wife Margaret, Sean and his wife Dawn, and Kevin McNaney. Predeceased by his daughter Mary (1962). He will be sadly missed by all his grandchildren. Survived by his sister Irene and by his brothers Pat and Chuck. Donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society in Doug's memory would be appreciated by the family.
MELNYCHUK, Catherine “Cathy”
(Teacher at Alta Vista Public School, Ottawa) On Sunday, September 12th, 2004 at the age of 50, as a result of injuries suffered in a sailing accident. Predeceased by her parents John and Marie. Beloved sister of Peter (Sharon), Sherry Carette (Dan), Bill (Kim) and Susan Savage (Steven). Loved by her nephews and nieces, Joshua, Kate, Emily, Elizabeth, Tanya, Sarah and Matthew. She will be missed by her aunts and uncles, Bernice and John Addison and Edna and Doug Higgins. Cathy will also be missed by many friends in particular Claudelle Crowe and Anne-Marie Gervais. Friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE “Thornton Chapel” 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Monday, September 20th from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 P.M. Funeral Mass will be held at ST. GERTRUDE’S CATHLIC CHURCH (690 King St. E., Oshawa) on Tuesday, September 21st at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alta Vista Public School in care of Heather Graham, 1349 Randall Ave., Ottawa K1H 7R2 or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Special thanks to all who sent their prayers and well wishes during her stay in hospital. Your support was overwhelming.
MEYERS/NICHOLS, Jeffery Brian
September, 24, 1963 to September 12, 2004. Passed away as a result of a massive heart attack while on business in St. Louis, Missouri. Jeff is survived by his wife Kristi of Fort Collins, Co., U.S.A. where the couple resided. His mother Kay Myers (Nee Wallace) of Courtice, ON and his extended family, sister Jeanette and niece Jade Myers of P.E.I., Maurice Fielder and his family and numerous Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins and his great Aunt Olga Black of Oshawa. Predeceased by his father Paul Myers of P.E.I and his paternal father Brian Nichols of Ottawa, and his grandparents Albert and Evelyn Wallace, Norman and Hilma Nichols. Remembered with love by his Father in law and Mother in law Ron and Roberta Hall, Brother in law Michael and nephew Tyler and co-workers at Miner & Miner, Fort Collins, U.S.A. Jeff traveled extensively throughout Canada, U.S.A., Europe and Far East and will be dearly missed by his friends and business associates. A young man who loved to make you smile and was in the prime of his life and career. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Jeff's life will be held at Mount Lawn Memorial GardensY on October 9th, 2004 at 1:30pm, Gerrard Rd. & Highway #2, Whitby ON. Memorials in Jeff's memory can be made to "Friends of the Greyhound" to which Kristi and Jeff were active members to save them from abuse and to have them adopted into caring homes at 2919 Querida St., Fort Collins, Co. 80526, U.S.A. or Charity of your choice.
POLLOCK, Cecil Alexander
(Life member of Lions International; Whitby Lions Club and Oshawa West Lions Club) On Sunday September 12, 2004 at Sunnycrest Nursing Home in Whitby. Alex, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of the late Kay Crouter. Loving father of Mary Lou; Jim and his wife Sandy; Kathy Penney; Donna Pollock-Thomson and Gord and his wife Debbie. Dearly remembered by his 13 grandchildren and his 18 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his brother Gordon. Also remembered by his brother-in-law Richard Crouter and his wife Eileen. A very heartfelt thank you to his companion Mary Bell. A special thank you to the Whitby Lions and Lioness Club and Oshawa West Lions Club. Relatives and friends will be received at the McINTOSH-ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME Ltd., 152 King Street East, Oshawa (9O5-433-5558) on Tuesday September 14, 2004 from 2-4 and 7-9. Cremation. The family shall receive their friends at Thornton Crematorium Chapel, 1200 Thornton Road North, Oshawa on Thursday September 16, 2004 from 1 o'clock until a Celebration of Life Service at 2 o'clock p.m. If desired, the family would appreciate donations to Lions Clubs Camp Kirk Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.