POGUE, Margaret Elaine
(Active member of U.C.W. Simcoe St. United Church; member of University Women's Association, Ontario Teachers Federation; volunteer Director Canadian Cancer Society). After a long and courageous battle against heart disease, on Monday, December 27, 2004, at Lakeridge Health Corp. Bowmanville, Marg (nee Moore) in her 78th year. Dearly beloved wife of the Rev. Barry Pogue. Loving mother of Larry and his wife Louise of Stouffville, Janice and her husband David White of Dundas, Glen and his wife Debbie of Whitby, and Brian and his wife Jane of Hanover, New Hampshire. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren, Jennifer, Kevin, Trevor, Catherine ''CJ'', Matthew, Megan, Colin and Clayton. Dear sister of Doreen Ferrier of British Columbia, Gordon Moore and his wife Pauline of British Columbia, Betty McManaman of Manitoba, Sheila Bacala of Manitoba and John Moore of England. Sister-in-law of Clarence Pogue and his wife Dianne and Beverley Britain. Remembered by life long friends Rev's. Mike and Zen Skibinski, Catherine and David Milne. Relatives and friends will be received at the McINTOSH-ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service will be held at SIMCOE ST. UNITED CHURCH, 66 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa, on Friday, December 31, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens, Whitby. Donations made in memory of Marg to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Simcoe St. United Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated. Special thanks to the caregivers at Lakeridge Health Corp. Bowmanville.
SHIELDS, Margaret May (nee Easton)
Peacefully on Monday, December 27, 2004 at Stonehaven Manor in Whitby, Ontario. Wife of the late William Shields. Loving mother to her daughter Susan, son John and his wife Sheree and grandmother to William, Kevin and Nicole. Services and interment to occur in Timmins, Ontario in the spring of 2005. A notification will be made at that time. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
WARD, Paul Joseph
(Retired 30 year employee of General Motors of Canada General Supervisor Truck Plant). Peacefully at home in his sleep on Monday, December 27th, 2004 in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Mary for 47 years. Loving father of Tom (Wilma), Bill (Sheri), Scott, Karen (Richard) Banks, Glenn (Lynne), Pam, Sheila (Glen) Forder, Mark. Devoted "Grandpa" to Thomas, Joseph & David Banks, Haley & Kendal, Robert & Victoria, Jessica & Jennifer Ward, and Liam Forder. Dear brother of Lenora (Morris) Tessier, Claire (Ken) Henning, Terry (Mary), Mary Dussault. 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. Prayers at 7:30 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at THE CHURCH OF SAINT GREGORY THE GREAT, 194 Simcoe Street North on Thursday December 30th at 10:30 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Donations in memory of Paul made to a Charity of your choice would be appreciated
COKER, Gordon Leslie
Peacefully on Sunday, December 26th, 2004 at Lakeridge Health-Oshawa in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Dorothy Eleanor. Loving father of Terry and Glenn and his wife Frances. Dear grandfather of Michelle and Darrell. He will be missed by his brothers and sisters. Friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE "Thornton Chapel", 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Wednesday, December 29th from 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, December 30th at 11:00 A.M. Interment Thornton Cemetery. Donations to the Christian Children's Fund or Victory Church would be appreciated.
Passed away peacefully at his home in Revelstoke, B.C., on December 26, 2004 in his 78th year. Beloved husband of the late Anna (nee Van Krevel). Loving father of Alice and Mike Couenen, Gerard and Delphine, John and Kelli, David and Angela, Christopher and Norine, and the late Bert. Proud Opa of Kevin, Karie and Andrew, Kaytie, Dylan, Ryleigh, Rocky, AnnaJae, Max, and Kallie. Dearly missed by his sisters, Johanna, Grietje, Tiny, Aaltje, Albertje, and predeceased by his brother Graadus. Albert will be fondly remembered by all their families in Holland. Brother-in-law of Jan, Nolly, and Ria, and their families, all of Holland. Funeral Mass to be held on Friday, January 7, 2005 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 87 Church St. S., Ajax (Pickering Village). Our family wishes to thank our many kind friends for the support and care shown during our difficult time.
MURCZEK, Betty June (nee Ambrose)
Passed away peacefully December 26th, 2004 at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto at the age of 75. Lovingly remembered by husband Walter and children Anne, Walter Jr., and Tom. Sadly missed by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and dear friends. Predeceased by parents Mary and John and sisters Polly, Marion, Joan, Jean, Dorothy, Virginia and brother Ken. A Special Thanks to the Nursing Staff of C3 Station at Sunnybrook Hospital. Friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE ''Thornton Chapel'', 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Tuesday, December 28th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. HEDWIG'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH on Wednesday, December 29th at 10:00 a.m. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
REA, Elizabeth Shirley
After a brief illness, at Scarborough Centenary Hospital, on Sunday, December 26, 2004. Shirley Rea, beloved wife of Roy. Loving mother of Alaine and Tracy. Dear Nana of Erin, Matthew, Alexa and Patrick. Dear mother-in-law of Stephen and Don. Dear sister of Muriel and family of Australia. The Funeral Service will be held at Pickering Village United Church (300 Church Street North, Ajax, ON) on Thursday, December 30th at 11a.m. Should family and friends so desire, donations to The Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
WEEKS, Anne (nee Maga)
Peacefully on Christmas evening, Anne in her 83rd year, journeyed home to be with her late husband Douglas. Best friend to daughter Catherine (Patrick McKee) and loving mother to Rita (Robert MacKinnon) of Alberta, Douglas (Sylvia), Christopher of Alberta, Ronald (Christine Jackson) and Allan. Beloved Baba to Kevin, Amy, Matt, Jesse, Daniel and Luke. Cherished aunt to John and Zhesia Maga of Arizona. Dear friend to Vi Mason. Predeceased by parents and siblings John, Joseph and Mary. Special Thanks to the caring hands of the Staff on 3rd floor Nephrology at Oshawa Lakeridge. At Anne's request, there will be no funeral. Remember Anne for her warm smile and gentle ways.
COLQUHOUN, Katherine Ann 'Kate'
Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Corp. Oshawa on Saturday, December 25, 2004. Kate (nee Blair) in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late William Berton Colquhoun and companion of the late Donald Matthews. Loving mother of Carol Ann Norris and her late husband Peter, and Barbara Jean Colquhoun. Missed by grand-dog 'Riley' and her fine feathered friend 'Bird'. Predeceased by her parents Edward and Jane Blair, her brothers and sisters Charles and wife Blanch, Matthew, William and wife Viola, Willis, Wilson and wife Agnes, Helen and husband Bill, Dorothy and husband Cyril, Wilbert, Winnifred and Clifford. Survived by her two sisters-in-law, Betty Blair and Dorothy Blair. Fondly remembered by her special friends Cindy Proctor, and Brian and Cathy Matthews, and many dear nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends will be received at McINTOSH-ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME, 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9p.m. Service in our chapel on Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. Donations made in memory of Kate to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation or Charity of choice would be appreciated.
GRAY, Jeffrey James
After a brief illness at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004, at the age of 39. Loving son of James and Anne Gray of Orono. Sadly missed by son Lucas and his mother Terri. Dear brother of Shelley and Todd. Special uncle of Samantha and Madison, and grandson of Eleanor Kirkwood. Thank you to Dr. Eisenstat and all the nurses and staff at Critical Care Unit, Lakeridge Health Oshawa, and to Susan of the Chaplaincy Department for their special care. Friends may call at the NEWCASTLE FUNERAL HOME, 386 Mill St. S. (just north of 401 at the lights) on Monday, Dec. 27, from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Tuesday, Dec. 28, at 2:00 p.m., with visiting for an hour prior. Cremation. Donations in Jeff’s memory to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation would be greatly appreciated by his family.
KING, Ferne Frances
At her home, on Saturday, December 25, 2004, Ferne Frances King, age 80 years. Beloved wife of the late Charles King and the late Jack Scott. Dear mother of Doug and his wife Rose Scott, and the late Heather Dyke. Step-mother to Shirley Moore. Loving grandmother of Shawn, Shannon, Alexander, Victoria, and step-grandmother of Linda and Brenda and their children Scott and Natalie. Predeceased by her brother Jimmy Jackson. Memorial donations may be made to The Cancer Society. Special thanks to Dr. Kassirer and Comcare CareGivers for their compassion and care to Ferne.
SHISKO, Linda Jane
Peacefully, on Saturday, December 25, 2004 with her family at her side at her home in Manilla, at age 49. Linda Shisko (nee Woodman), beloved wife of Bill Bujold. Loved mother of Mikel Shisko. Dear sister of Bob Woodman. Loving daughter of the late Douglas and Doris Woodman. She will be sadly missed by her aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Special acknowledgement to Uncle Jim and Aunt Lois. The family of Linda Shisko will receive friends at the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, "McDermott-Panabaker Chapel", 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905 985-2171) on Monday, December 27th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Service to celebrate her life will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, December 28th at 11 a.m. with Michelle Hofman officiating. Private interment GROVESIDE Cemetery, Brooklin. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to Oshawa General Hospital Foundation Palliative Care.
TUCKER, Audrey Aileen (nee Carter)
Peacefully on Saturday December 25, 2994 at her home in Oshawa in her 86th year. Audrey, beloved wife of the late Charles “Nip” Tucker. Survived by her loving children Noreen and her husband Bill Solomon, and John Tucker and his wife Marsha. Loving remembered by her grandchildren Kandace, Kevin (Penny), Kris (Alexis), Kris (Alexis), and Kelly (Mark), and her great grandchildren Amber-Lynne, Matthew, Erynn Leighanna, Kassidy Lynn and Ryan. Audrey was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Legion for 56 years. You were the most wonderful mother and grandmother in the world. You will be missed. Friends called at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa on Tuesday December 28th from 1pm. A funeral service was held in the chapel of the funeral home at 2pm. Cremation. Memorial donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.
WEBSTER, Rita Esther
(Life member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Sunbeam Chapter) Peacefully, at Extendicare Nursing Home, Oshawa on Saturday December 25, 2004, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Allan Webster. Loving mother of Joan and her husband Robert MacDonald, Lynda and her husband Ralph Honey and the late Jean and her husband Ted Houck. Much loved grandmother of Lisa and her husband Robert Mills, Bruce and his wife Lesley Houck, Maribeth and her husband Bill Hurst, Robin MacDonald and her husband Kerry Ferguson, Heather and her husband Robert Cook, Allan and his wife Kelly Honey, Ken and his wife Nicole Honey, Kathy Honey and her husband Paul Turner, Kerri Honey and her husband Ed Heurkens, Lee and his wife Jaimie Honey and the late Scott Honey and Robert MacDonald. Great-grandmother of Conor, Emma, Tanner, Kara, Samantha, James, Brayden, Karissa, Madison, Ashley, Rylee, Laura, John, Paige and Shayne. Sister of the late Earl Banner. Also fondly remembered by lifelong friend Grace Clancy, extended family and friends. Relatives and friends will be received at McINTOSH-ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME, 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the chapel on Wednesday December 29, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. Interment GROVESIDE Cemetery. Donations in memory of Rita to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
BARBER, Richard William (Bill)
After a prolonged illness on Friday, December 24, 2004 at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa, at age 85. Bill, beloved husband of Audrey. Dear father of Michael and Janie. Loving grandfather of David and Jamie. Survived by sister Isobel and predeceased by brothers Jean and Edward (Ted). In Bill's memory, donations may be made to the Charity of your choice.
Steve Elliott died at his home in Whitby on December 24th, 2004, after seven years of dealing with complications from paraplegia, never giving up until the very end his desire to live and enjoy his family, friends and care givers. Steve was born in 1933 in Port Colborne, Ontario, and moved to Kintail, in Huron County, in 1944 with his mother and sister. It was in Kintail that he met Sally, and the family of Dr. A. A. J. Simpson. He developed life-long relationships in both cases. Following the tradition of his three brothers and his father Lewis, Steve worked on Great Lakes freighters for several years before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force. He received his teacher training at Michigan State University in Lansing, began his teaching career in Port Huron, Michigan, and continued in that career after moving to Whitby in 1967. He taught at McLaughlin Collegiate and Donovan Collegiate, and then worked for two years as liaison officer with the Ministry of Education. In 1971 he became vice-principal at Dunbarton, and later at Henry Street and Ajax High Schools. In 1979 he was promoted to principal at General Vanier, and later became principal at Central Collegiate and then O'Neill Collegiate before his retirement in 1989. After complications from surgery left him with paraplegia in 1997, he continued his work with the Durham District School Board, working from his wheelchair, as a counsellor at the Continuing Education Centre in Oshawa. He will be greatly missed by his friends, care givers, and above all, his family - his wife Sally, children Bill and partner Janice, Barb and Chris Windfeld, Bob and Anne Marie, and his grandchildren Jacqui, Steve, Elliott, Emma, Zachary, and Megan, as well as his brothers Bill and Bob, his sister Loreen, and his sister-in-law and brothers-in-law. Burial will take place in the farm community Steve loved, in Kintail Cemetery, where he will be alongside family and friends from earlier times and generations. Donations in Steve's memory may be made to Toronto Rehab Foundation, Spinal Cord Patient Fund, Lyndhurst Centre, 520 Sunderland Drive, Toronto, M4G 3V9.
HALES, Edith M.
Peacefully at Strathaven Lifecare Centre, Bowmanville, on Friday, December 24, 2004, in her 91st year. Loving wife of the late W. Donald Hales. Dear mother of Brian and his wife Berna of Newcastle and the late Irwin, and survived by daughter-in-law Wendy of Halls Lake. Sadly missed by grandchildren Tim, Andrea, and Jason. Dear sister of Evangeline Andrew of Renfrew, Ont., and the late Arline Benham and Arnold Carson. Cremation, with a private family service at a later date. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family and may be made through NEWCASTLE FUNERAL HOME, with whom arrangements have been entrusted.
ROBERTSON, Sarah (Sadie)
At the Lakeridge Health Centre, Oshawa, on December 24, 2004, in her 87th year. Sadie Robertson (nee Givins) formerly of Brechin and Mary Lake - Huntsville Area), beloved wife of the late Garnet. Dear mother of William of Oshawa, Jim and wife Marlene of Gravenhurst, Ted of Northern Ireland and grandmother of Anthony and David of PortSydney, Sarah and Johnathan of Huntsville and Brian and Kevin of Northern Ireland. Cremation will be followed by the family receiving friends at the Doolittle-Carson Funeral Home, 54Coldwater St., Orillia, on Saturday, January 8, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private family service will be held at a later date. If desired, memorial donations made to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
STARR, Roy Charles
Suddenly on Friday, December 24th, 2004 at Lakeridge Health Port Perry, in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Eileen. Loving father of Ron and his wife Elaine, Ken and his wife Diane and Doug and his wife Angie. He will be sadly missed by all his grandchildren and great grandchildren. At Roy’s request there will be no service. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation can be made through OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE “Thornton Chapel”, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234).
Tragically as the result of an accident on Thursday, December 23rd, 2004, in his 46th year. Loving husband and best friend to Cathy. Proud father of Joshua and Matthew and step-father to Ryan and Sasha. Will be sadly missed by his brother Gordon and his son Colin. Survived by his mother Ruth and her husband Ken Hartin and predeceased by his father Stuart. In Brian's memory, donations may be made to the Charity of your choice.