BERGSTROM, Leslie Katherine (nee Gill)
(Head of English Department at R. S. McLaughlin C.V.I.) Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005 at her family home in Whitby with her loving husband Michael Babier by her side. Since the diagnosis of her illness in December, Leslie spent the majority of her time at home and enjoyed many quality moments with her daughter, Amy, her son, Dane, and her stepson, Aaron. Leslie is predeceased by her father, Laurence Gill and her mother, Gina Simpson-Gill, both of Peterborough. During her long teaching career, first at Central Collegiate and then at M.C.V.I., Leslie made a significant impact on all who knew her – staff and students alike. Leslie’s family would like to express their heart felt appreciation to Leslie’s closest friends, and the extended Bergstrom and Babier families who offered unfailing support. They would also like to acknowledge the exceptional care provided by many personal support workers, nurses, hospice volunteers and the Lakeridge Health-Oshawa palliative care team. Leslie will be missed by all. Friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE “Thornton Chapel” 847 King St. West, Oshawa (905-721-1234) for visitation on Friday, August 26th from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 P.M. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, August 27th at 11:00 A.M. Donations in Leslie’s memory can be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada or the Leslie Bergstrom Memorial Bursary and Scholarship Fund.
DRINKLE, Dorothy Evelyn Frances (nee Reinkoester)
Peacefully at Fairview Lodge on August 23rd, 2005, in her 86th year. Dorothy was born September 28, 1919, in Owen Sound, Ontario. Second daughter of Frederick and Ethel (nee Beard) Reinkoester. In 1927 her family moved to Oshawa. She attended Ritson Road School and Oshawa Collegiate and Vocational Institute. After high school, she worked at Ideal Fish and Chips, and then later, during World War II, The Pedlar People Ltd. She met Norman John Allen (Jack) Drinkle, and they were married on July 5, 1941. Dorothy lived on Verdun Road for 78 years, 64 of those after marrying Jack. In 1951 they celebrated the birth of their only child, Susan Frances. Susan married Thomas Brown, and gave Dorothy 2 lovely grandchildren: Jeffery David (1976), and Kathleen Claire (1980). Dorothy is the sister of Mrs. Ethel Yeo (late Arthur), the late Mrs. Jean Dix (Frank), Mrs. Winnifred Masters (Lloyd), Mrs. Dorothy Van Bruggen (late John), and the late Ronald Reinkoester (Judy). Dorothy also has many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may pay their respects at McINTOSH-ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Thursday August 25th, 2005 from 12:30pm until time of service at 2:30pm. Interment Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens in Whitby, Ontario. Donations made in memory of Dorothy to the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region, or Charity of your choice. Thanks to Ambulance staff, Emergency staff, Dr. Weir, and Palliative Care staff at Lakeridge Health Oshawa. A special thanks to the staff at Fairview Lodge (A Wing) for the loving care Mom received for the last 7 months, and the extra care in the last days of her life.
FARIA, Karen (nee O'Brien)
Passed away after a short illness on August 23, 2005 at the age of 43. Karen was born and raised in St. Catherines. She graduated for the Grantham high school and attended McMaster University and Brock University. She was most recently employed by General Motors Oshawa. Devoted daughter of Don and Hester O'Brien of St. Catherines. Cherished sister of Don and his wife Jennifer of Whitby. Proud aunt of Alexander. Fondly remembered by best friends Cheryl, Janice and Gail. Will be missed by many family members, friends, and cherished dog Gibson (Gibby). In memoriam donations may be made to Grandview Children's Centre.
Peacefully at Strathaven Life Care Center on August 23rd, 2005. Glen at the age of 76. Beloved husband of Eleanor. Loving father of Wesley (Lesley), Stuart and Barry (Christine). Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Lukas, Justin, Derek and Sarah. Dear brother of Eileen and Keith Peters. Predeceased by his sister Lois Anderson (1957). Interment Zion Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations to Zion Cemetery Board would be appreciated by the family.
CARUSO, Michelle Linda (nee Beauvais)
Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Monday August 22, 2005. Michelle at age 37. Beloved wife and friend of Jason. Dear mother of Tyler & Meagan. Daughter of Roger & Linda Beauvais. Sister of Darlene & her husband Neil, and their children Jesse, Jamie and Jody, and Bradley & his wife Denise Beauvais and their daughter Emily. Sadly missed by her mother in law Sheila Cudmore, and Tom Moore. She will be truly missed by all of the Caruso family and friends. Michelle will be dearly missed by Sherry, Sue, Vern, and her big brother Brian. Rested at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Joseph the Worker Church, on Friday August 26, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. Cremation. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Visitation was held Thursday 7 – 9 p.m.
GOFFIN, Maureen Elizabeth (NEE Davidson)
Loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away Monday, August 22, 2005 at the age of 54 after a long and dignified battle with cancer. Predeceased by her husband Brian Goffin and father Craig Davidson; Maureen is survived by her loving family: daughters Julia and Hilary; son David; granddaughters Sydney and Vanessa; mother Irma Davidson; sister and best friend Meg Woods; brother Craig Davidson; several brothers- and sisters-in-law as well as nieces and nephews. Maureen was born and raised in Toronto, ON. She moved to La Ronge, SK with husband and young son in 1975. It was in La Ronge that her daughters were born, and that many of her closest friendships were forged. After Brian s death she returned to Ontario, settling in Whitby in 1996. Maureen enjoyed learning bridge and indulging in her passion for golf and developed many new friendships. Maureen will be remembered for her wry wit and desire to live life to the fullest. Family was extremely important to Maureen and she loved nothing better than spending time with her grandbabies. Her children will always be grateful for her support and unconditional love. She will be dearly missed but never forgotten by those she left behind. Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 27, 2005 at ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME 124 King Street Oshawa, Ontario. Family will receive friends and relatives at 12:00, service at 1:00. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in her memory.
REID, Aubrey Edward ''Papa''
Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family and friends on August 22, 2005 in his 100th year. Loving husband of Claris. Beloved father of Dalbert (Shirley), Grace, Joan and Audrey. Cherished grandfather of 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Aubrey will be sadly missed by many other family members and friends. A Funeral Service will be held at Refugee City Pentecostal Church, 545 Kingston Rd. W., Ajax on Monday, August 29, 2005 at 11:00a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
At the Wynfield on Monday August 22, 2005, Ella McQuistin (nee Weinbender) in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of Bill McQuistin for 58 years. Loving mother of Beverly and her husband Dennis Corelli of Belleville, Alan and his wife Kandis of Sudbury. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Daryl and Jennifer Corelli and Jamie McQuistin. Survived by her brothers, Jack (Martha) of Swift Current, Sask., Fred (Mollie) of Swift Current, Sask., Bill (Michelle) of Regina Beach, Sask, and by her sister Emma Deobald, Swift Current, Sask. Ella will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and friends. Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East Oshawa, with funeral service in the chapel on Thursday, August 25th, 2005 at 3 p.m. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Visitation Thursday 2-3 p.m.
DE MELLO, Zoila
Passed away peacefully on August 21, 2005 at Lakeridge Health - Oshawa. Beloved wife of the late Carlos. Loving mother of Jose (Rosa Maria) and Helena (Jorge). Cherished grandma of Peter, Paul (Samantha), John (Nicole) and Isabel and great-grandma of Frankie and Luke. Zoila grew up in Macau where she was a school and music teacher, choir director and organist. At the age of 67 she became an oil painter and produced beautiful art. Friends may visit at OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE ''Thornton Chapel'', 847 King St. W., Oshawa (905-721-1234) on Tuesday, August 23 from 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held. For information, please contact funeral home. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Emergency or Cardiac Unit at Lakeridge Health - Oshawa.
FREEBORN, William Albert Lavern, CMA, CIM, PMGR
Passed away peacefully, at Lakeridge Health Corporation, Oshawa, on Sunday, August 21, 2005, Vern, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Mary Freeborn and the late Marion Freeborn. Dear father of Carol and her husband Paul Secord, Gail and her husband Tom Caswell, Chris Hobin, Michael Hobin, Dan and his wife Jasmine Hobin. He will be truly missed by his grandchildren Colin and Erin Reed, Kaitlin and Ryan White, Joshua and Jacob Caswell, Eric and Justin Hobin. Survived by his sisters Loretta Harper and June and her husband Mel Norman. Vern was a life member and Past President of the Durham Chapter Society of Management Accountants of Ontario. At the time of Vern's passing he was the Treasurer of the Volunteer Association of the Whitby Mental Health Association and the former Financial Officer of the WMHA. Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King St. East, Oshawa, with Funeral Service in the Chapel Wednesday, August 24th at 11:00 a.m. Cremation Thornton Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial donations to the Whitby Mental Health Centre or Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Age 92 years. Went Home to be with the Lord on Sunday August 21, 2005 at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville. Beloved husband of the late Rena Malda (died 1972) and the late Clara DeVries (died 2004). Dear father of Ben Malda; Lucy & Richard Rekker; Helen & George Kloos; Oege Devries; Ann & Bob Pond and the late Hans DeVries. Cherished grandfather of 13 and great-grandfather of 19. Survived by brothers Gerben Malda and Earl Malda. Visitation will take place at THE NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME 53 Division St. N. Bowmanville on Tuesday August 23rd, 2005 from 7-9 pm. Funeral Service will be held at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, Bowmanville on Wednesday August 24th, 2005 at 1 pm. Interment Bowmanville Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to Knox School Building Fund.
SINCLAIR, Echo Lucille (nee Rogers)
At the Lakeridge Health Centre, Oshawa after a brief illness on Sunday August 21, 2005. Predeceased by her beloved husband Sandford, brothers Lyle, Neil, Ashley, and sisters Lois, and Lottie. She will be sadly missed by her sister Jackie and her husband Bert Kelly of Norwood. Special aunt to Christine, Simon, and Rachel Yeung of Whitby. Fondly remembered by many nieces, and nephews and friends. There will be a visitation at 12 p.m. on Wednesday August 24th followed by the funeral at 1 p.m. at ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa 905-433-4711. If desired donations may be made to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation.
April 12, 1925 - August 21, 2005 "Just a thought away." (Joan was a founding member of the Robert McLaughlin Gallery and the Oshawa Art Association). Joan Stacey, loving wife of the late Herbert Roy Stacey. Beloved mother of Paul, Howard and Joanne. Loving companion of Fritz. Should family and friends so desire, donations to the Alzheimer's Society or the Charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
VAN DE BUNTE, Jerry
Peacefully after a hard fought battle with cancer on Sunday, August 21st, 2005. Jerry in his 56th year. Survived by his wife of 36 years Janet Van De Bunte. Loving father to Tammy Stewart and her husband Michael, and Amanda Van De Bunte and Brian Harper. Dear grandfather of Katelynde, Brandy-Leigh and MacKenna. Brother of John and his wife Shirley, Corrie and her husband Hugh, Betty and her husband John. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and family in the Netherlands. Jerry is fondly remembered by many friends. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations to the Leukemia Society of Canada or Alcoholics Anonymous would be appreciated by the family.
KEHOE, John G. (Jack)
Husband, father, grandfather, brother and kindest of all kind things. Peacefully passed away, following a short illness and a wonderful 85 years of life. Jack is survived by his loving wife Ruth (nee Morehouse), his sons John, Mike, Tom, his daughter Maureen, his much loved grandson Ben Daniels and his brothers Paul and Frank. Jack's memory will be fondly cherished by all those who knew him. The family would be pleased to welcome relatives and friends at a celebration of Jack's life on Saturday August 20th, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. in the lounge at 360 Watson St. Whitby. In lieu of flowers, a donation to a Charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to MEMORIAL CHAPEL BROOKLIN, 79 Baldwin Street Brooklin Village, Whitby. (905) 655-3662.
DONOFRIO, Mary (nee Lato)
Peacefully on Friday, August 19th, 2005 in her 88th year. Loved wife of the late Angelo Donofrio. Loving mother of John (Karen) Donofrio and Anne Marie (Stu) Hatten. Devoted grandma of Jennifer (Gerry), Gina, Trish, Danny, Lisa, Jaime and great nana of Victoria and Alexandra. Mary will be fondly remembered by all her family and friends. Friends may visit at OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE ''Thornton Chapel'', 847 King St. W. on Monday, August 22nd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at ST. MARY OF THE PEOPLE CATHOLIC CHURCH (570 Marion Ave., Oshawa) on Tuesday, August 23rd at 10:30 a.m. A private family interment will take place at a later date. Special thanks to Mary's niece Greta and all the staff at Thornton View Nursing Home for their special care and support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation.
OLIVEIRA, Joaquim (Jack)
(Owner of Ritson Tile & Carpet, Oshawa) It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Jack Oliveira after a brief but courageous battle with lung cancer. Jack passed away peacefully with his family by his side in the Palliative Care Unit, Lakeridge Health-Oshawa on August 19th, 2005 at the age of 63. He leaves behind his devoted wife Natalia, his daughters Susana Pereira (Joe), Ana Mafalda Galea (Mario) and his son Alex Oliveira. He will be deeply missed by his cherished granddaughters Amanda, Megen and Olivia. Predeceased by his parents Francisco and Leonor Oliveira of Coruche, Portugal and Chico Oliveira of Brazil. He is survived by his brother Antonio Oliveira (Gracinda). He will be sadly missed by many family, friends and business associates. The family would like to thank all of those who have provided support and prayers over the last few months. We would especially like to express our thanks to the dedicated doctors and nurses at the Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre and the Palliative Care Teams at Lakeridge Health-Oshawa. Friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE ”Thornton Chapel”, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Monday, August 22nd from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 P.M. Prayers at 7:00 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER PARISH (Beatrice St. E. & Mary St. N., Oshawa) on Tuesday, August 23rd at 10:30 A.M. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family.
(Long-time member of the Oshawa Lawn Bowling Club 1965) After a short illness she passed away surrounded by family, at the Wynfield, on August 19th, 2005, at the age of 85. Jean, predeceased by her loving husband Howard Taylor. Beloved mother of Bonnie and Ross Cairns, Jill and Chris Roberts, Joan and Brian Welch, and Mark Saywell. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Grant (Dawn) Roberts, Wendy (Kevin) Hargreaves, Erin Welch (Naythan Nunes), Janice Saywell (Eric Martin), Katherine Cairns (Aaron Iscoe), Daniel Saywell, Thomas Cairns and Brianne Welch. “Great-grandma” to Christian and Andrew Roberts. Jean will be lovingly remembered by her sisters Eiliene Henry of Buffalo and Joyce Barton of Rockport, Massachusetts. Cherished Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE “Thornton Chapel”, 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Sunday, August 21st from 2-4 P.M. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, August 22nd at 3 P.M. in the Chapel. Private interment Oshawa Union Cemetery. The family wished to extend a special thank you to the wonderful staff at the Wynfield. Memorial donations to a Charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
Peacefully, on August 19, 2005, at the Rouge Valley Health System, Centenary Site, at the age of 83. Beloved wife of the late John Tomlinson. Survived by daughter Brigitte (Bill). Treasured Omi of Monica and her husband Frank, their children Jade and Jakob; and Lisa-Rae and her son Carson. Eleonore is a very special lady who will be dearly missed by her many close friends. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
WARR, Peter John
At Southlake Regional Health Centre on Friday August 19, 2005. Peter Warr was the beloved husband of Patricia Doris (Scutt) Warr of Beaverton. Loved father of Tony (Janet) of Uxbridge, Susan Hathaway of Ajax and Gillian Warr of Newmarket. Dear grandpa of Richard (Mary-Lynn), Lisa (Dave), Amy (Wayne), Jennifer (Sam), Andrea (Matt), Daniel (Leanne), Joe, Ben (Marilyn), Julie (Glenn), Jeff (Tanya) and great-grandpa of Liam, Declan, Raygan, Jessie, Teghan, Hamish, Shae-Lynn, Shelby, William, Robert, Andrew, Brooklin, Corey and MacKenzie. Father-in-law of Dave Hathaway and Joan Warr. Funeral service was held at the Beaverton Presbyterian Church on Monday at 1:30 P.M. Memorial donation to the Children's Wish Foundation would be appreciated by the family.