(Retired 40 year employee of General Motors Canada) Peacefully and courageously after a battle with cancer, with family by his side at the Lakeridge-Health Whitby on Friday, December 31st, 2004 in his 79th year. Dearly beloved husband of Marie. Loving father of Leon, Cathy (John), Wayne, Donna, Carol (Dan), and Sandra. Cherished grandfather of Jason, Joshua, Ryan, Wayne, Mark, Melanie, Crystal, Matthew, Donevan, Sarah, Cassidy, and great-grandfather of Raina, Jacob, and Jordan. Dear brother of Lorne, Don, Edwin, Noreen, Carmel, and predeceased by the late Bert and Vince and his parents Edward and Elizabeth Curtin. Sadly missed by many family and friends. Friends were received at OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE “Thornton Chapel”, 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Tuesday, January 4th from 2-4 and 7-9pm. A Funeral Service was held in the Chapel on Wednesday, January 4th at 3pm. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.
LEGERE, Leon John
(WW II Veteran, Royal Canadian Navy, 1943-1946) In Oshawa on Friday, December 31, 2004, aged 78 years. Beloved husband and best friend of Estelle for 56 years. Loving father of Suzanne Legere, Gail Legere, Laura Lee Stainton (Terry), and John Legere (Andrea). Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren John, Emma, Emily, and Brianna. Donations to St. Vincent's Kitchen would be appreciated and may be made through the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME.
At Lakeridge Health-Oshawa, with his wife at his side, on Friday December 31, 2004. Florindo Metallo, at the age of 69. Beloved husband of Teresa. Loving father of Filomena and her husband Frank Murdaca, and Roberto and his wife Stefania. Dear brother of Ottavio, Natalina, Settimio, Eda and Maria. Predeceased by Carmine and Romilda. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Dominic, Erika and Alessandro. Rested at the COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1587 Highway #2, Courtice (905-432-8484) with Mass of Christian Burial in St. Therese Catholic Church, Courtice on Tuesday January 4, 2005. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Foundation would be appreciated.
NORRISH, Ann Ross
Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Friday December 31, 2004. Ann Ross Bryden, in her 90th year. Dearly beloved wife of the late Clarence Norrish. Loving mother of Brenda Pyefinch & her husband Richard of Oshawa. Dear grandmother of Lisa & Shannon Matchett of Oshawa and Burton Matchett of Welland. Great grandmother of Justice & Hayden. Memorial service will be held at Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens Chapel on Thursday January 6, 2005 at 2 p.m. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated and may be made through the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa.
OVERTON, Joyce Margaret
(Member of Oshawa Little Theatre for many years;member of St. George's Memorial Anglican Church Choir). Passed away quietly in her sleep, on the morning of Thursday, December 30, 2004, in her 85th year, at Strathaven Lifecare Centre Bowmanville. Loving and devoted wife of Lewis Overton for 57 years. Much loved and cherished mother of Lesley Foreman and Lindsay Byrd. Also survived by her caring and devoted son-in-law Guy Foreman. Greatly loved 'Mema' of Amanda, Lance and Nick. Also sadly missed by her stepgrandchildren Brad and Kim. Loving sister of Jean Neese and her husband Dale of Odessa, Texas. Survived by brother-in-law Stuart Overton and his wife Linda and nieces and nephews, Kerry, Sean, Barbara and Gerald. Predeceased by her parents Walter and Emma Sterriker and mother-in-law Charlotte Elizabeth Overton. Relatives and friends will be received at the McINTOSH-ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME, 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service will be held in the chapel on Monday, January 3, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. Interment Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens, Whitby. Donations made in memory of Joyce to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Gilda's Fund would be appreciated.
POWLENCHUK, Mary Elizabeth
Peacefully in her sleep at Lakeridge Health-Whitby on Thursday, December 30th, 2004. In her 81st year. Beloved wife of George of Oshawa. Loving mother of Sharon and her husband Don Cosgrave of Belle River, Ontario and Debi and her husband Jake White of Oshawa. Dear Grandmother of Kelly and her husband Gord Menear and their children Severin and Nathan of Belle River. Sister of Lillian Rogers of Oshawa and the late George Lemere of Oshawa. Friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE “Thornton Chapel” 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Saturday, January 1st from 12 Noon until time of Complete Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1:00 P.M. Cremation. Memorial Donations to the Alzheimer Society or Lakeridge Health-Whitby 4th Floor would be appreciated.
RICE, Marion Ruth (Mern)
Peacefully at her home in Brooklin on Thursday December 30th, 2004 in her 70th year. Dear wife of the late Pete Rice. Much loved mother of Sharon Rice of Barrie, Michael and his wife Terri of Courtice, Angie Rice and Scott Broughton of Whitby and Donna and her husband Larry Down of Brooklin. Grandmother of Mitchell and Kaelyn Rice and Cheyenne Jarrett Rice. Survived by her mother Thelma and Roy Ormiston. Predeceased by her father Glenn Reazin. Dear sister of Irv Reazin, Jean Koster, Ruth DeMant and Bryan Reazin. Fondly remembered by nieces and nephews. Friends will be received by the family at Brooklin United Church (Princess and Cassels Rds) Brooklin Monday January 3rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to follow in the church Tuesday January 4th at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. If desired memorial donations to Durham Regional Cancer Center would be appreciated by the family.
At Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 83 years of age. Beloved mother of Ray & his wife Cynthia, Robert “Bob”, and Cathy. Predeceased by daughter Cindy. Lovingly remembered by granddaughters April and Jaclyn. Sister of Mill Bredin. Predeceased by sisters Snookie and Maime. Cremation and Interment at St. John’s Cemetery Norway. Special thanks to nurses and staff at Lakeridge Health Whitby Dialysis.
BALSON, Harry James
At Hillsdale Manor on Wednesday, December 29, 2004. Harry James Balson, in his 65th year, after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved son of the late Frank and Jean Balson. Dear brother of Roy and his wife Beverly and Shirley Henry. Dear uncle of Lori Bessie, Karen Campbell, Paul Henry and Michelle Edwards. Dear friend of Heather Shier. Relatives and friends will be received at the McINTOSH-ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. A service will be held in the chapel on Friday, December 31, 2004 at 1:30 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Interment will take place at Ebenezer United Church Cemetery. Memorial donations to Hillsdale Manor or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
At Versa Care, Uxbridge on Wednesday, December 29, 2004 in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late William. Loving mom of Bill and his wife Margaret, and Ivy and her husband Doug Foley. Dear grandma to Mark (Bev), Lea-Ann (Steve), Lorelei, Kathy (Todd), Krissy, and great grandma to Casey, Jack, Zachariah, Taylor, Samantha, Chase and Wyatt. Sister of James Payne and Ivy Henderson. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Hospital for Sick Children.
RAVEY, John Kerr
Suddenly, at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville, on Wednesday, December 29, 2004, in his 86th year. Loving husband of the late Laurette for 62 years, who passed away earlier this month. Devoted father of Jane and her husband Dave McCabe of Toronto, Shirley Stewart of Newcastle, Marc Ravey of Port Hope, Linda and her husband Fred Trotman of Newcastle, and the late Carol Hollingworth. Loving Papa to John, Glen, Jennifer, Scott, Craig, Derek, Brian, Michael, Amanda, and Shannon. Great-grandfather of Michael, Chelsea, Leif, Cory, Ashley, and Dylan. John will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends. Friends may call at the NEWCASTLE FUNERAL HOME, 386 Mill St. S. (just north of 401 at the lights) on Sunday, Jan 2, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Monday, Jan. 3, at 11:00 a.m. Interment Erskine Cemetery, Pickering, at 1:30 p.m. Donations in John’s memory to Community Care would be greatly appreciated by his family.
ROBBINS, Patricia Ann
Passed away, at her home, on Wednesday, December 29, 2004, in her 46th year. Dearly loved wife of Dan. Much loved mother of Craig and Haylea-May. Survived by her mother Virginia Carrigan, and predeceased by her father Terrance. Loving sister of Christine Jackson, Terry Carrigan, and their families. Predeceased by her brother Michael. Fondly remembered by the Robbins and Carry families. Visitation at MEMORIAL CHAPEL BROOKLIN, 79 Baldwin Street, Brooklin Village, Whitby from 3-7 p.m. Thursday. A celebration of Patricia's life will be held at Brooklin United Church on Friday, December 31st at 2:00 p.m. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
WADE, Rita Marie (nee Allen)
Peacefully, after a lengthy illness and surrounded by family at Oakville Trafalgar Hospital on December 29th at age 70. Predeceased by husband Don (1998). Devoted and loving Mother of Kathy (Troy), Donny (Catherine), Susan (Rick), Darrell (Liane). Proud grandmother of Carl, Terri, Bret, Brandon, Dylan, Kayleigh, Cameron, Logan, & Sydney. Daughter of Hugh Allen of Cobourg. A memorial service for friends and family will be held at Myrtle United Church (9465 Baldwin St. / Hwy 12, Myrtle) at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 4th. The family extends their sincere appreciation to the nursing staff of 4E and Dr. Michael Keaton. Donations may be made to Lupus Canada or the Canadian Liver Foundation.
Peacefully, in Sutton, on December 28, 2004, in her 78th year. Predeceased by John Lewthwaite. Dear mother of Raymond, Mark, Dianne Rose, Suzanne Harte, and Patricia Edwards. Grandmother of 10. Missed by other relatives and her friends.
Beloved husband of Evonne (Bonnie), 1928-2004. Sadly enough Simon passed away on the morning of the 28th of December in the Lakeridge Health Centre at the age of 76. Loving father of Joanne Venneker and husband Gerard, Jim Louwe and wife Patti, Judy Petry and husband Ron. Much loved grandfather of Jimmy and Steven Snoxall, Lindsay Petry, Bradley and Ryan Louwe, and step granddaughter Tanya Petry. A private family service was held with interment at "Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens," Whitby. Funeral arrangements entrusted to OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE "Thornton Chapel", 847 King Street West (905-721-1234). Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
PARADINE, Carolyn Bernice
Passed away on Tuesday, December 28, 2004, at the age of 65. Carolyn, wife of the late Bruce Paradine. Loving mother of Kim (Michael), Cindy (David), Philip (Amy), Steven (Kathryn) and Andrea (Shawn). Grandmother of Jennifer, Jonathan, Jesse, Tyler, Kayla, Kelsey, Paige, Bruce and Dakota. Beloved daughter of Florence Oldham. Dear sister of Marion, Alan, John and predeceased by Bruce. In Carolyn's memory, donations may be made to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Foundation.
RICHARDSON, Laura Kathleen (nee Mackey)
Passed away peacefully at Fairview Lodge, Whitby on Tuesday, December 28, 2004, in her 99th year. Laura, beloved wife of the late Robert. Loving mother of Phyllis and her husband James Harris of Oshawa, Paul and his wife Joan of Whitby. Loving grandmother of Fred Harris, Jayne Harris, Robert Harris, Frank Harris, James Harris and his wife Kelly, Andrew Richardson, Ellen Conti and her husband Paul, and the late Karen Richardson. Dear great-grandmother of Aleesha and Benjamin Harris, and Luke and Kate Conti. Fondly remembered by her sister Hilda Michell. Laura was the daughter of the late Charles and Lilla Mackey. She was predeceased by her brothers Howard Mackey, Everett Mackey, and by her sisters Greta White, Verna Griffen, and Elinor Fulton. Burial at GROVESIDE Cemetery, Brooklin. In memoriam, donations may be made to the Charity of your choice. Many thanks to the wonderful staff at Fairview Lodge whose care and compassion to Laura was incomparable.
TANNER, Wesseley Earl
September 19, 1930 - December 28, 2004. Surrounded by his family, Wesseley Earl Tanner passed away. He was in his 75th year. He was predeceased by his wife Rosina in 2001. He leaves behind his children: Diane Begner (Roy), Kathy Straughan (Howard), Stephen (Carolyn), Charlene Richard (Allan). Grandchildren: Terry, Gary & Allison; Howie, Kelly & Gary; Jesse; Joe & Candy, Tom; He will also be missed by his brothers, sisters, nieces & nephews. Wes was a lifetime member of the Canadian Corps. and served in the Canadian Coast Guard. At his wish there will be no funeral. Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
VAN DER MAALE, Inkje (Bruinsma)
Age 87 years. Passed away at Oshawa Hospital on Tuesday December 28, 2004 to end her suffering and now gone Home to be with the Lord. Beloved wife of the late Jan Bruinsma and Samuel Van Der Maale. Dear mother of Durk & Willy; John (the late Coby) & his fiance Ann; Lieuwe & Fia; Sylvia & George Jaspers-Fayer; Anne & Ted Stoker; Simon & Mina; Bert & Rita; Henk & Ruth. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and The Van Der Maale Family. Dear sister of Akke Van de Boogaart and Henk Jouwsma. Funeral Service 11 am Friday in MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, Bowmanville. Memorial donations may be made to Know Christian School or Bowmanville Hospital.
BARRETT, Leonard Norman
Peacefully at Extendicare, Oshawa on Monday December 27th, 2004 in his 91st year. Dearly loved husband of Millie (nee Carter) Father of Judi of Lindsay and the late Donald. Grandfather of Amanda and Matthew and Great-Grandmother of Andrew and Alex. Survived by brothers Ivan of Newcastle and Vernon of Ajax. Predeceased by Clifford, Bernice, Mildred and Carman. Resting at MEMORIAL CHAPEL BROOKLIN 79 Baldwin Street Brooklin Village, Whitby from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Then to St. Stephen's United Church (Simcoe and Taunton) where friends will be received from 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service to follow in the church Thursday morning at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Erskine Cemetery, Pickering. If desired memorial donations in memory of Len to Sleeping Children Around the World, 28 Pinehurst Cres., Islington ON M9A 3A5 would be appreciated by the family. Members of Beethoven Lodge # 165 Brooklin are asked to assemble in the chapel for service Wednesday evening at 6:45.
FORSEY, Charles "Chuck"
(Long time member of The Salvation Army, Retired 32 year employee of General Motors of Canada, North Shore Radio Club VE3 UEM, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient of Glen Stewart Park Association). At Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Monday, December 27th, 2004 at the age of 73. Beloved husband of Ernestine (nee Haggett). Dear father of Major Charlene Randell and her husband Roy Randell & Derrick Forsey and his wife Janet. Loving Poppy of Paul, Lisa, Mark & Amy Randell & Darryl & Alison Forsey. Brother of Major Anne Noseworthy and her husband Major Hayward Noseworthy, Georgie Rowsell and her husband Max & Robert Forsey & his wife Rhoda. Friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE "Thornton Chapel" 847 King Street West (905)721-1234 on Wednesday, December 29th from 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. Funeral Service will be held at THE SALVATION ARMY OSHAWA TEMPLE (570 Thornton Rd. North) on Thursday, December 30th at 11:00 A.M. Interment Thornton Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation or the Diabetes Association or the Charity of your Choice would be appreciated.