Peacefully, at the Rouge Valley Health Centre, Ajax site on Friday, March 10, 2006, in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Charles. Loving mother of Gary, Robert and his wife Evelyn. Cherished grandmother of Noel, Shawn and Blake. Dear sister of Shirley Brickell (Howard), Bill Carslake (Joyce) and the late Murray Carslake. Sister-in-law to Alida. She will be lovingly remembered by dear friend Ken Arnott, nieces, nephews and many friends.
DEAK, Edith Mary
Passed away Friday March 10, 2006 after a lengthy illness at Lakeridge Health Oshawa. Beloved wife of Frank Deak of Oshawa, ON. Edith was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, the first of four children born to John and Dorothy Barrie. Frank and Edith were married in Lethbridge on June 1, 1944 and moved from Calgary to Oshawa in 1961. Besides her husband Frank, Edith is survived by brother John (Joyce) Barrie of Kimberley, BC; daughter Donna (Les) Moore of Brampton, ON; two grandsons Brad (Tammy) and Scott (Anne) Moore of Brampton, ON; granddaughter Carley (Brad) Grondin, Orangeville, ON; great grandchildren Breanna, Bryce, Daniel, Cameron and several nieces and nephews. Edith was predeceased by infant sister Jeanette and infant brother Leonard. In her lifetime, Edith was employed at Income Tax Office, Vancouver, BC, Sears of Calgary, Eatons Oshawa Centre and Shoppers, Oshawa. Relatives and friends may pay their respects at McINTOSH-ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME, 152 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. A complete service will be held in the chapel on Monday March 13, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. Honourary Pallbearers, all of Edith’s family, friends and neighbours present today.
Peacefully at rest on Friday, March 10, 2006, in his 33rd year. Beloved son of John and Shirley Foster (nee Rodd) of Port Perry. Loving brother of Annette and her husband Todd Soomre. Wonderful Uncle to their children Graham and Gregory. Grandson to Kenneth Rodd (Mildred, deceased) and his dear friend Jackie. Dearly loved by Aunt Marilyn, Uncle Keith, Uncle Ron and their families. Beloved boyfriend to Susan Coles. Cherished by many friends. Favorite companion of Luke his loyal Golden Retriever. Donations may be made in Scott's memory to Lakeridge Health Port Perry (Endoscopic Suite Project) or the Salvation Army.
HARRIS, Inez Mary (nee Morton)
(active member of the Orono Horticultural Society and both the UCW and ACW in Orono) – peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family in her 86th year (June 25, 1920), on Friday March 10, 2006. Beloved wife for 46 years of the late Lawrence Harris (1986). Dear mother of Joyce (Douglas) Hird, Evelyn (Roy) Fulford, Ronald (Julie), Douglas, Linda (Bill) Sears, and Charles (Aimie). Sister of Muriel (Jim) Grunerud, sister-in-law of Lois Morton, and predeceased by brother Bob Morton. Loving grandmother of 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, and her best friend “Tweetie Bird.” In lieu of flowers, donations to Durham Access to Care, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, the Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by her family. Friends may call at the NEWCASTLE FUNERAL HOME, 386 Mill St. S. (just north of 401 at the lights) on Sunday, March 12, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in ORONO UNITED CHURCH on Monday, March 13, at 11:00 a.m., with visiting for one hour prior to the service. Spring interment Orono Cemetery.
HOPKINS, Derek Peter
Peacefully on Friday March 10, 2006 at Oshawa Extendicare in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Kathleen for 59 years. Loving father of Susan, Judy (Brian), Debbie (Mike) and Lisa. Cherished "Grandpa" of Aaron, Peter, Matthew and Russell. Survived by his brother Sydney. Will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews and extended family members. Derek was a long time employee of General Motors in the accounting department. Donations in Derek's memory may be directed to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
JOHNSTON, Barbara Mary Jean (nee Sellers)
At Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Friday, March 10, 2006. Born July 18, 1932. Loving mother of Diana and predeceased by son Perry. Survived by her former husband Ken Johnston. Loving sister of Louise Lyle, Grace Jacques, Margaret Anderson, Edith Hughes, and predeceased by Dorothy Sayer, Bill, Ray, Mell, Gord, Tom, George, and Herbie Sellers. Missed by special friend Bob Buzzminski. At Barbara’s request, the family had a private gathering, followed by cremation with no funeral service. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations to the Children’s Wish Foundation or the Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated by the family and may be made through NEWCASTLE FUNERAL HOME, 905-987-3964, with whom arrangements have been entrusted.
MARTIN, Betty (Bessie) (nee Edgel)
Passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 10th, 2006, at the age of 85 in Beamsville Ontario. Formerly from Oshawa, she survived her husband of 50 years, Roy Martin, who passed in 1991. She is survived by daughters Brenda McDonald married to Charles McDonald, and Donna Holman. She is also survived by 3 grandsons Darrin Holman and wife Shelly, Charles and Jason, and grand- daughters Tracy McDonald and Ashley Holman. She will be especially missed by great grandsons Nicholas, Nathen and Nevin and great granddaughter Ashley Holman. A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 566 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa at 3pm, Saturday March 25th, 2006.
JOHNSTON, Kenneth Charles
(Longtime Member of Local 894 Oshawa) Passed away peacefully with his family at his side at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Friday March 10, 2006. Ken in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Beverley. Dear father of Kenny, Ted, Gail (Gary), Jackie, Pattie (Bill), Jane (Tony) and Clifford (predeceased). Truly missed by his grandchildren Erin, Bobbie, Candice, Tanya, Joff, Alisha, Amanda, Erica, Brandon, Jacqueline, Jake and Kylie, and by his great grandchildren Alex, Desirra, Hayden and Brianna. Brother of Bill & his wife Sheila, and Don & his wife Dale. Fondly remembered by his nephews Wayde, Gerald, Robert, Howard and Stacey. Dear brother in law of Barb & her husband Bob Nitchie. Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa with funeral service in the Chapel on Wednesday March 15, 2006 at 2 p.m. Interment Thornton Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Durham Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated. Visitation Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.
MOORE, Edith Evalena
In her 93rd year. Peacefully at Rosewood Manor, Bowmanville on Friday March 10th, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Melville. Dear mother of Marilyn & Harvey Webster and Lloyd & Sharron Moore. Loving gram of Scott & Tami Webster; Deborah McLaughlin and Audrey Moore. Predeceased by her grandson James Moore. Cherished great-gram to 8. Dear sister-in-law of Florence Moore and Irene Tremeer. Visitation will be held at THE NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME 53 Division St. N. Bowmanville on Sunday March 12th, 2006 from 2-4 pm. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday March 13th, 2006 at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to The Children’s Wish Foundation or a Charity of your Choice.
SHETLER, Grace Noreen
Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Corp.- Oshawa on Saturday March 10th, 2006, aged 83 years. Predeceased by her husband Paul Shetler (1998), her parents Alice and Edward Powell and by her sister Reta (Powell) Flintoff. Beloved mother of Wendy Sheler, Lynda (Shetler) Anderson and Cheryl (Shetler) Duval. Beloved nana of Shawn and Nicole Duval. Very special nana of Drake, Rachel and Kendra Hurtubise. Loving sister of Stan Powell and his wife Kay of Newcastle and sister in law of Cliff Flintoff of Newcastle. Resting at The ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME 124 King Street East, Oshawa, with Funeral Service in the Chapel on Tuesday March 14th, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. Interment Orono Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Transplant Unit, Toronto General Hospital would be appreciated. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.
(long-time resident of Wilmot Creek) Peacefully at home with his family by his side on Thursday, March 9, 2006, in his 81st year. Survived by his loving wife Elsie. Dear father of Connie and her husband Jerry Cormier, Bryan and his wife Pam, and step-father of Pamela, Bob (Janice), Sandra (Dennis), and Tod (Kim). Missed by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also survived by brothers and a sister in Denmark and Sweden. Friends may call at the NEWCASTLE FUNERAL HOME, 386 Mill St. S. (just north of 401 at the lights) on Sunday, March 12, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Monday, March 13, at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Georgetown. Donations in Niels’ memory to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by his family.
Suddenly, on Thursday, March 9, 2006, at his home in Port Perry, at age 77. Bill Williams, dearly loved companion of the late Aileen Wylie. Loved father of Jody Williams (Deb) of Seattle, Washington, Lawrie Williams of Port Perry, Jay Williams (Laurie) of Port Perry, and stepfather of Susan Wylie (Mike) of Little Britain, Debra Wylie of Oshawa, David Wylie (Fil) of Whitby, and Paul Wylie of Oshawa. Loving guardian of Bryan Graham of Port Perry. Dear brother of Bob Williams and his wife Ruth of Bowmanville, Ruth and her husband Ralph Poole of Toronto, Jean and her husband Rich Black of Oshawa, Helen and her husband Don Hadden of Sunderland, Alice and her husband Bob Matthews of Oshawa, and Janice and her husband Ron Blakeley in England. Bill will also be sadly missed by his grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family of Bill Williams will receive friends at the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, "McDermott-Panabaker Chapel" 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Sunday, March 12th from 2-4 p.m. A Service to celebrate his life will be held in the Chapel on Monday, March 13th at 11 a.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
On March 8th, 2006. Joe, loving husband of Margaret. Beloved father of Gerard and his wife Diane, Mairead and her husband Terry McCrae, Monica and her husband Ron Baldesarra, Joe and his wife Monica, Denis and his wife Sherry, and Michael and his wife Jennifer. Cherished Grandpa of 14. Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Church, Mass will be held at St. Bernadette Church (21 Bayly Street East, Ajax) on Saturday, March 11th, 2006 at 11 a.m.
MARSTON, Geoffrey Charles (Jeff)
Retired 30 year employee of General Motors, member of R.C.L. Branch 43) passed away peacefully in his 90th year with his family by his side on March 8th, 2006 at Lakeridge Health - Oshawa. Loving husband of Jean for 60 years. Beloved father of Nancy, Barry and his wife Joy. Cherished and devoted papa of Ryan and Heather. Predeceased by his parents Elsie and Bert Marston. Jeff is a WWII veteran who served in the Canadian Army in Hong Kong. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff of 3rd floor Extendicare - Oshawa for their care and compassion. A private family service will be held. Arrangements entrusted to OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) . In memory of Jeff, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
NIELSEN, Ruth Gerda
At Streamway Villa Nursing Home, Cobourg on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 in her 85th year. Ruth, beloved wife of the late Aage Nielsen. Loving mother of Kurt and his wife Lynda, Birte and her husband David Stainton, Frank Nielsen and his wife Beth, Lis and her husband D. Bryce Balson, Grethe Bro Nielsen and her spouse Bruce Syer and Susan and her husband Paul Gaggi. Dear grandmother (Mormor/Farmor) of Deanna and her husband Harold Corner and children David, Samantha, Jacob and Travis, Michael Stainton and his wife Kelly and children Alicia, Tori and Emma, Bruce Balson and his wife Laurie and their daughter Victoria, James Balson, Paul Ashton and Cheryl Caverley and children Dawson and Kartor, Jay Ashton, Karen Ashton and Wade Roe and children Angelica and Ashton, Brenda and her husband Craig Burns, Brian Nielsen and Crystal Nolan, Eric Nielsen, Peter Gaggi and Philip Gaggi. Friends may call at the MORRIS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 4 Division Street, Bowmanville on Friday, March 10, 2006 from 6 – 7 p.m. with the Funeral Service to follow in our Chapel at 7 p.m. Cremation. Donations in Ruth’s memory to Memorial Hospital Foundation, Bowmanville would be gratefully appreciated.
April 18, 1915 - March 8, 2006. Resident of Pickering Village from 1950 to 1972. Retired employee of the University of Toronto, Athletic Dept. in 1980. Ralph was an avid Squash Player and coach of the inter-collegiate and intramural teams at the U of T and after retirement an instructor in the Whitby and Oshawa areas. In his 91st year, peacefully at Hillsdale Seniors Home, Oshawa on March 8, 2006. Predeceased by his parents William and Isabella Rimmer, his wife of 36 years Lillian (Groves), his sister Florence Christie (Bill), his daughter Joyce Watson and son-in-law Reg Watson of Newcastle. Survived by his loving wife Joyce, his sons Bill of Peterborugh, Rick (Jane) of Oshawa, his brothers Bill of Cambridge and Gord (Jane) of Seaforth, step-daughters Margot McKinlay (Mike) of Oshawa, Heather Mudd (Graeme) of Calgary and Adrienne Stronach of Owen Sound. Sadly missed by his 19 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 3 great, great grandchildren.
CLARY, Winnifred Janet
Born May 8th, 1911 at Doune, Perthshire, Scotland. Peacefully at Lakeridge Health-Whitby on Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Clarence Clary and predeceased by her parents Margaret and Samuel Hamilton. Loving mother of Doune (Alan) Ogawa and Robert (Gail). Grandmother of Jodi, Pam, Erin (Tony) Vohsemer, Bonita (Ian) Dobson and great grandmother of Jordan, Brett, Brandon and Trevor. At Winnifred’s request there will be no service. Cremation. Donations may be made to the Charity of your choice through OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE “Thornton Chapel” 847 King St. West (905-721-1234).
DEMPSEY, Gary Gerald
Passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 at the age of 51. Loving husband of Sharon Dempsey. Beloved stepfather of Catherine and Kenneth Walker. Cherished “Grumpy” to Ashleigh and Casey. Dear son of Marion and the late Donald Dempsey of Kingston and son-in-law of Arla White. Brother of Sandy (Paul) Whiteman of Kingston and Randy Dempsey of Carrying Place. Gary will be fondly remembered by his family and friends. Friends may visit at OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE “Thornton Chapel” 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) on Wednesday, March 8th from 6 – 9 P.M. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, March 9th at 1:00 P.M. Cremation to follow. In memory of Gary, donations may be made to a Charity of your choice.
DOUGALL, Thomas Foreman
(W.W.II Veteran, R.A.F. - P.O.W. 4 years) Peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 7, 2006. Thomas Foreman Dougall in his 89th year. Loving husband of Olive for 60 years. Loving father of Margaret Wilson and Carol Matsuyama. Lovingly remembered by his four grandchildren. Tom was a man who experienced more in one lifetime than most of us could do in two - from flying and fighting in WWII for Britain, moving to Canada, working as a printer and raising his family. He touched many lives through his art, his church community and neighbours. We love and remember him for his unique sense of humour. His passing has left a void in the lives of all his family and friends. The family will receive friends at the Uxbridge Baptist Church (Brock St., Uxbridge) from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, and 10-11 a.m. Friday. Funeral Service at the Uxbridge Baptist Church on Friday, March 10, 2006 at 11:00 a.m.
At Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Tuesday, March 7, 2006 in her 83rd year. Marion, beloved wife of the late Bill Fox. Loving mother of Betty Anne and her husband Bob Verge, Sharon and her husband Jerry Skuta. Dear grandmother of Troy and William. Cherished great-grandmother of Meghan. Special friend of Bernice Walker. Sister of Helen, Florence, Mabel, Bill and Jim. Friends may call at the MORRIS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 4 Division Street, Bowmanville on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service complete in our Chapel on Thursday, March 9th at 1 p.m. Cremation at Bowmanville Crematorium. Donations to Memorial Hospital Foundation, Bowmanville would be gratefully appreciated.
LEETCH, Robert (Bobby)
Suddenly at Ajax-Pickering Hospital on Tuesday, March 7th, 2006. Robert (Bobby) Leetch, in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Meta for 52 years. Loving father of Paul and wife Barb, Ralph and friend Selena, Jayne and husband Rob Wheatley, Karen and husband Craig Power. Loving Papa of Robert, Alexander, Jonathan and Kaitlin Leetch, Amanda, Lynsey and Jessica Power. Fondly remembered by his sisters Kathleen, Jean and brother Billy in Northern Ireland. Bobby will be missed by Meta’s family; Margaret and Mike, Allen and Kim, Anita and daughter Lexi Brewing of Pickering, Kay and Jim Carleton and father-in-law James David Monroe all of Northern Ireland. Bobby was loved by all his family and friends. He enjoyed life to the fullest and the sparkle in his eye was contagious. Friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE “Thornton Chapel” 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Friday, March 10th from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, March 11th at 1:30 P.M. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.