LEDDY, Marjorie Kathleen
(25 year member of CAW Auxiliary) Peacefully, at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, on Tuesday, March 7, 2006 in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon Leddy. She will be sadly missed by her companion Leo Hauck, her daughter Sharon and her husband Roger Paquette of Ottawa, her son Michael and his wife Brenda Laddy of Blackstock. Grandmother of Michele and her husband Terry, Marlene and her husband Harold, Marilyn, Monique and her husband Mike, Gregory, and Paul and his wife Paula and great-grandmother of Bradley, Jason, Christopher, Laurie, Kenneth, Alicia and Jaden. Sister of Mervin, Kenneth, John and the late Gladys, Jean, Irene, Leona and Bernice. Sister-in-law of Earl and his wife Mary, Clara, Cliff and his wife Jean. Relatives and friends will be received at the McINTOSH-ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME, 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., and on Friday, March 10, 2006 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service in the chapel at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Thornton Cemetery. Donations in memory of Marjorie may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or a Charity of choice.
LEVER, William Joseph
Peacefully at Lakeridge Health-Oshawa on Tuesday, March 7th, 2006. William Lever, in his 96th year. Beloved husband of Dorothy. Dear father of Raymond and his wife Shirley of Whitby. Loving grandfather of Gary of Little Britain, Cheryl-Anne and her husband John Graham of Scarborough and Michael and his wife Beverley of Oshawa. Fondly remembered by his five great-grandsons, Christopher and Stephen Lever, Jonathan Taylor, Jay Graham and Adam Lever. Cherished by his two great-great- grandchildren Harmony and Zachary Taylor. Friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE ''Thornton Chapel'', 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Wednesday, March 8th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, March 9th at 9:30a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Whitby. Memorial donations to the Charity of your choice would be appreciated.
LOPAK, Gregory William
Passed away peacefully in Stamford, Connecticut on Tuesday March 7, 2006. Gregory Lopak at 37 years of age. Beloved husband of Stephanie Lopak (nee Capone). Beloved son of Walter and Valerie Lopak. Dear brother of Christopher. Dear son in law of Pat and Ralph Capone of Suffern New York. Gregory will be fondly remembered by his many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends in Canada and the United States. Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME 124 King Street East, Oshawa with funeral service in the Chapel on Wednesday March 15, 2006 at 11 a.m. Cremation. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Charity of your choice would be appreciated. Visitation Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 .m.
(Long time member of Branch #43 Royal Canadian Legion Pipe Band and 420 Golden Wing) On Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 at Lakeridge Health-Bowmanville in his 73rd year. Archie passed away peacefully to be with his dearly beloved wife Mary (2000). Loving father of Alison (Eric) and Karen. Dearly missed by his grandchildren Jillian, Mitchell, Jessica, Lawson, Erin and Shannon. Dear brother of Nan (Bobby), Morag and Alistair. A Memorial Service will be held at ST. LUKE'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (Corner of Park Rd and Rossland Rd., Oshawa) on Saturday, March 11th 2 p.m. Donations in Archie's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE "Thornton Chapel" 847 King St. West (905-721-1234).
MICHELL, Hilda Mary Eleanor
At Fairview Lodge, Whitby, on Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 at the age of 98. Beloved wife for 53 years of the late Edward Michell, and together owners and operators of Birdseye Centre Cabin Park in Port Perry for 30 years. Dear mother of Grant and his wife Kathleen and Beverley and her late husband Ted O’Connor. Lovingly remembered by grandchildren, Lauren (Bill) Phinney, Robin Michell, Patti (Art) Johnstone, Brad (Sherri) Michell, Greg (Theresa) Michell, Ted (Kate) O’Connor, and great-grandchildren Heather, Michael, Mathew, Aaron, Kyle, Stephen, Sondra, Brooke, Tobias and Adrianna; and great-great grandchild, Paiten. She will also be missed by many loving nieces and nephews. Hilda was predeceased by her parents Charles and Lilla Mackey, her brothers Howard Mackey and Everett Mackey, and by her sisters Greta White, Verna Griffen, Laura Richardson and Elinor Fulton. Cremation. The family will receive friends at OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE “Thornton Chapel” 847 King St. West, Oshawa, Ontario (905-721-1234) on Friday, March 10th from 7-9 P.M. A memorial service will be held at the COLUMBUS COMMUNITY UNITED CHURCH, 3285 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa on Saturday, March 11th at 2:00 P.M. with visitation one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Columbus United Church or the C.N.I.B. The family would like to thank the staff at Fairview Lodge for their compassion and care for Hilda.
Passed away peacefully at Linhaven Home in St. Catharines on Tuesday March 7, 2006, in his 98th year. Beloved husband of the late Doris (1977) and the late Eileen (1996). Dear father of Grant (Heather), Gloria Hutcheon (Ron deceased), of St. Catharines, Roger (Gisele) of Kanata, Joan (Chuck) Winegarden of Alberta, Gail (Andy) Noseworthy of Newfoundland and Betty (Al) Wacket of Oshawa. Lovingly remembered by his 36 grandchildren, 75 great granchildren and 7 great great grandchildren. Bernard is predeceased by his son Everett, daughter Shirley McGregor (Bruce), son Murray (Joyce) and by his great grandson Paul Woolacott. Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME 124 King Street East Oshawa with Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church (corner of Beatrice and Mary St.) on Monday March 13, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Prayers will be held in the funeral home Sunday at 2 p.m. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 to 7-9 p.m.
Peacefully at Lakeridge Health-Bowmanville on March 7th, 2006 in his 93rd year. Dearly beloved husband of Peny for 69 years. Loving father of Mary (Jim) Vavaroutsos, Tina Konidis and Tony (Carl Osenenko). Cherished grandfather of Peter, Jane (James), Peny (Robert) and Andrew and great grandfather of Chloe, Jessica, Mieka Lynn and David. Survived by his older brother Louis. 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 at ANNUNCIATION OF THE VIRGIN MARY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH (201 Bloor St. E., Oshawa, corner of Ritson Rd. and Bloor St.) on Saturday, March 11th at 12 Noon. Interment to follow at Thornton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Memorial Hospital Foundation-Bowmanville Chronic Care would be appreciated.
(Retired 37 year employee of General Motors) Born December 14th, 1925 in Budapest, Hungary, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 at Lakeridge Health - Bowmanville. Loving husband of the late Maria. Beloved father of Otto and Tom (Susanna). Cherished Grandpa of Tim, Kevin, Michael and Joey. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Otto was a proud Hungarian and Air Force Veteran of W.W. II, who fought for the freedom of Hungary and worked tirelessly for the preservation of Hungarian culture in Canada. He was instrumental of the Magyar Aero Museum and the annual reunion of Hungarian veteran pilots. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the nursing staff of the Continuing Care Unit at Lakeridge Health - Bowmanville. Friends may visit at OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE ''Thornton Chapel'', 847King St. West (905-721-1234) on Friday, March 10th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, March 11th at 10:00 a.m. at ST. GERTRUDE'S CATHOLIC CHURCH (690 King St.E., Oshawa). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Durham Cancer Centre.
In his 92nd year. Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Monday March 6th, 2006 Gerald went Home to be with The Lord. Beloved husband of the late Helen. Dear father of Joan & her husband Dave Perry and the late Robert Allison. Loving grandpa of Sarah, Joshua, Timothy & Aaron Perry and Chad Watts. Predeceased by his sisters Clarice, Muriel & Pearl and brother Ashley. Visitation will be held at THE NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME 53 Division St. N. Bowmanville on Wednesday March 8th, 2006 from 6 – 9 pm. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday March 9th, 2006 at 10 am with visitation one hour prior. Interment to follow in the afternoon at Queen’s Lawn Cemetery, Grimsby. Memorial Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a Charity of your Choice.
MURCZEK, Walter Paul
(Member of the Polish Veterans Association, retired employee of G.M. after 36 years of service) Passed away peacefully on Monday, March 6th, 2006 at Lakeridge Health-Oshawa at the age of 80. Predeceased by wife Betty (nee Ambrose). Loving father of Anne, Walter and Tom. Lovingly remembered by grandchildren Tammy, Jonathan, Andrea, Paul, Mark and Andreanne and great grandchildren Adam, Taylor and Oliver. Sadly missed by sister Jenny. Predeceased by brother Joseph. Walter is predeceased by his parents Frank and Stephania. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE “Thornton Chapel” 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Thursday, March 9th from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. HEDWIGS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH (411 Olive Ave., Oshawa) on Friday, March 10th at 10:00 A.M. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated.
TAYLOR, Irene (Miller)
Formerly of Burcher Rd. Ajax, passed away at North Bay on Monday March 6, 2006 at the age of 88. Loving wife of 53 years of the late Norwood (June 2005). Loving mother of Noreen and Ed Scully or Corbeil and Dave and Cindy Taylor of Oshawa. Beloved grandma Jonathan (fianc e Jaime Sullivan), Richard (fianc e Kara Seguin) . Samantha and Jennifer Scully and Jordan and Shannon Taylor. Special friend of John and May Shanks. Irene was a former employee of I.DI. Electric and a former member of St. Timothy's Presbyterian Church. Special thanks to Durham Access to Care and Denese, for their care and friendship. At mom's request there will be no service. Cremation has taken place. In memory, a donation to the Charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
BORG-CARDONA, Hilda Mary
At Hillsdale Terraces on Sunday, March 5, 2006. Hilda (nee Azzopardi) beloved wife of the late Albert. Dear mother of Rose and her husband Mel Steiner. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sister of Olga Wain of Malta and the late Linda, Mariam, Frances and Joseph. Relatives and friends will be received at the McINTOSH-ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME, 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. PHILIP THE APOSTLE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1314 Oxford St. (south of Wentworth St. W.), Oshawa, on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Whitby. Donations in memory of Hilda made to the Alzheimer Society or CNIB would be appreciated.
BODNAR, Etta (nee MacDonald)
Peacefully at Lakeridge Health, Bowmanville on Sunday, March 5, 2006, with her family at her side. Born Henrietta MacDonald, beloved wife of the late August Gus Bodnar, loving mother of Bonnie and husband Paul O'Brien, Greg and wife Jayne, Carolyn and husband Peter Evans, Andrea and husband John Gerenda, and Cheryl and husband Brian Gronke. Proud Nana to Melissa, Meaghan, Jay, Calli, Tegan, Ryan, Eric, Alexandra and Lara. Predeceased by her parents Roderick and Margaret MacDonald (nee Montgomery); her brothers Jack, Alister, and Roderick; and sister Peggy (Margaret) Porter. Born in 1922 in Stornaway, Scotland on the Isle of Lewis, she was only three years of age when her mother, father, and two older brothers left for a better life in Canada. After settling in Toronto, she and her brothers learned English, although Gaelic remained the predominant language spoken at home. Her family came from modest means but they managed to afford highland dancing lessons for her at a local dance school. When the depression hit in 1929, her family moved to Fort William, now Thunder Bay, where she continued her dancing and won many championships. She also played the bagpipes in the Fort William Girls Pipe Band. It was in Fort William that she also met her husband of 57 years and high school sweetheart, Gus Bodnar. Etta was a devoted wife and with his successful hockey career as player, and later coach and manager which frequently caused him to be away from home, she raised their five children all the while creating a home environment that emphasized family and fostered interests and opportunities that were not possible when she was growing up. Etta and Gus enjoyed spending time with and entertaining their many friends, as well as her adventures with Bonnie and Paul in the far northern reaches of the Yukon, with Carolyn and Peter returning to Etta's native Scotland, with Andrea and John in sunny Bermuda, and with Cheryl and Brian in Ontario's cottage country. Etta particularly enjoyed her time with Gus, and their many friends and family at their winter home in Lake Placid, Florida, playing golf and relaxing in the warm southern climate. Etta was active throughout her life, not only with highland dancing (she could still do a fling in her 70's) but golf and curling and she maintained a regular exercise routine throughout her 80's. She adored her grandchildren and took pleasure in seeing them blossom through the years. She will be very much missed as a loving and devoted wife, mother, nana and friend. In accordance with Etta's wishes a private family gathering was held. In lieu of flowers, charitable receipted donations can be made in Etta's memory to the Highland Dancers Association of Ontario c/o 24 Baymark Road, Thornhill, Ontario, L3T 3X9.
BROCK, Reginald Lyle
Age 76 years. Peacefully at home on Sunday March 5, 2006. Beloved husband of Joan for 54 years. Dear father of Linda & her husband Glenn Houlden and Brenda Darch. Loving grandpa of Shawna, Scott, Natalie & Talia Houlden and Alissa, Shannon, Jenny & Derek Darch. Predeceased by his grandchildren Ryan Houlden and Taryn Darch. Dear brother of Eleanor van Meer, Ruth McGill, Betty Piper and Joan Haass. Predeceased by his brother Harold. Brother-in-law of Betty Martin. Reg will be sadly missed by all of his family and many friends. Visitation will be held at THE NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME 53 Division St. N. Bowmanville on Tuesday March 7th, 2006 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday March 8th, 2006 at 1 pm. Private Interment Bowmanville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to St. Paul’s United Church or a Charity of your Choice.
POULTON, William J.
(RCAF WWII Veteran) Passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family at Lakeridge Health-Oshawa on Sunday, March 5th, 2006 at the age of 80. Bill, beloved husband of Nora (nee Wathen). Dear father of Ron (Brenda), Dan (Gloria), Ken (Melissa), Tim (Charlene), Eric (Dawn) and Anne (Bill). Cherished Grandfather of Jeffrey, Erin, Bill, Jason, Angie, Pattie Ann, Ressie, Christopher, Eric, Michael, William and Timothy. Adored Great Grandfather of 14. A special thank you to Accute Medicine 9th Floor Lakeridge Health-Oshawa. Friends were received at OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE “Thornton Chapel” 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Tuesday, March 7th from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Funeral Service was held in the Chapel on Wednesday, March 8th at 3:00 P.M. Cremation Mount Lawn Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association would be appreciated.
QUIGLEY, Margaret ''Peggy''
On Sunday, March5th, 2006 at Rouge Valley Health Centre, Scarborough Site. Peggy, beloved wife of the late George. Lovingly remembered by her sister Audrey and her sister-in-law Therese and their families. A family graveside service will be held at a later date.
Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Sunday, March 5, 2006 age 80 years. Beloved husband of Jadwiga of 56 years. Dear father of Ed Sanecki, and Donna Stewart and her husband Don. Loving grandfather of Adina, Melissa, and Amanda. Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa with Mass of Christian Burial in St.Hedwig's Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at 10 a.m. Interment Thornton Cemetery. Prayers will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 8 p.m. Memorial donations to the Arthritis Society would be appreciated. Visitation Tuesday 7-9 p.m.
SZABO, Joseph Anthony
Peacefully on Sunday March 5, 2006 after a courageous battle with his family at his side. Beloved son of Bea and Joe. Loving brother of David (Magalie). Cherished uncle to Zachary. Will be sadly missed by auntie Tillie (Peter), auntie Pauline (Mac), cousins; Brenda (Andy), Karen, second cousins; Christina, Cody, Katie, Hazel (Benny) and special friend to Sheralyn. Predeceased by his grandparents Betty and Tony Febbrini. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the medical staff of Lakeridge Health 6th F Oncology Unit. A private service has taken place. Donations in Joseph's memory may be directed to the Lakeridge Health Cancer Centre, (290 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, ON. L1G 4T5, 905-433-4339) Always and forever in our hearts.
TONKIN, Gordon Edgar
Dec. 1, 1932- March 5, 2006. Gord was born and raised in Oshawa, On to the late Ernest and Margaret Tonkin. He passed away on March 5, 2006 at the age of 73. Loving husband of Lilianne. Dear father of Jacques Desaulniers (Brenda), Claire Desaulniers (Michel), Guy Desaulniers (Lizanne) and Heather. Loving grandfather of Ren and Sandra. Brother of David (Helen), Marguerite (George) and Barbara (late Bob). He leaves also behind him many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephew, nieces and friend. Predeceased by his first wife Jean, his sister Helda and his brother Leo. The visitation will be at RACINE ROBERT AND GAUTHIER FUNERAL HOME, 180 Montr al Rd, Ottawa, 613-241-3680, on Tuesday March 7, 2006 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 and Wednesday from 9 a.m. A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday March 8, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the chapel of the funeral home. In memory of Gordon E., donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated. He began a lifetime career with the federal government in 1955 starting with Customs and Excise in Oshawa. In 1963 he was promoted to the Excise Tax Branch in Ottawa and in 1971 joined the Department of Industry Trade and Commerce where he held numerous positions until 1985. In 1985 he moved to the Department of External Affairs until his retirement in 1989. Following his retirement he continued his work as a private consultant. Gord was an avid hockey and baseball fan and was a long time supporter of the Ottawa Lynx continuing to attend games long after his health restricted his mobility.
WILLS, Edrie Florrine (Flo)
A long time resident of Oshawa, born in Whitby, Ontario on May 12, 1912, and passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in New Westminster, B.C. on March 05, 2006. Predeceased by her loving husband "Lefty" in 1964 and by sons, Lucky and Craig and daughter-in-law, Linda. Survived by sons, Rusty (Nadia) and Rick, three granddaughters, Teresa, Michelle (Joe) and Dawn (Todd), great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mary and Georgina.
Peacefully, on Saturday, March 4, 2006 at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry. Hilda (nee Matthews), beloved wife of George Draband of Port Perry. Loved mother of Colette Draband of Seagrave, and Peter Draband and his wife Tammy of Bowmanville. Loved Nana of Jenna. Dear sister of Irene Matthews of Toronto and Albert Matthews of England. She will be deeply missed by her family. The family of Hilda Draband will receive friends at the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, "McDermott-Panabaker Chapel" 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Saturday, March 11th from 10 - 11 a.m. A Service to celebrate her life will be held in the Chapel at 11 a.m. with Michelle Hofman officiating. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Community Memorial Hospital Foundation in Port Perry or the Lung Association.