peacefully at Foster brooke Long Term Care Facility on Friday, July 27, 2007, in his 80th year. Marino will be sadly missed by all of the staff and his fellow residents at Foster brooke. Friends may call at the NEWCASTLE FUNERAL HOME, 386 Mill St. S (just north of 401 at the lights) on Tuesday, July 31, from 1-3 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH on Wednesday, August 1, at 9:00 a.m. Interment Bond Head Cemetery.
BERGSTROM, William James "Bill"
Died in Toronto on July 26, 2007, the result of a sudden, tragic accident. Bill was born in Stratford, Ontario, on April 7, 1954, and in his adolescent years, was drawn to nursing. For Bill this choice was more than just a career, it was a calling. During high school, he volunteered and worked part time at what was then called the Whitby Psychiatric Hospital and after receiving his Registered Nursing degree from Durham College in 1976, began fulltime work there. Throughout his 25 years at WPH, Bill rose to higher and higher positions of nursing responsibility. Intelligent, erudite, witty, charismatic and full of life, he loved his work and the challenges and joys it offered. Most of all, he cherished the patients he cared for and he held them in the highest esteem. He was revered by his colleagues for his dedication and his intuitive, ethical professionalism. Throughout his nursing career he played a pivotal leadership role at all levels - as a Nurse Manager, a Clinical coordinator and eventually Project Manager, from 1990-1998, in the rebuilding of the Whitby Mental Health Centre. As a Project Manager, he was a zealous advocate for patient rights, and uncompromising in his insistence on the highest standards of care in the construction of the new facility. That the Centre stands today as a world-class facility is a reflection, in many ways, of the ground-breaking and innovative work Bill did with the architects and designer teams charged with bringing ideas and drawings to life, for real people to use. In 2001, Bill joined the staff of the Scarborough Grace Hospital Psychiatric Unit in Toronto, where he could once again get back to his truest love - hands-on nursing care. Bill was the sixth of seven children born to Elisabeth ("Betty B.") and Arnold Bergstrom, (both predeceased) of Whitby, Ontario. He is survived by his sister Ingrid Gadsden and brothers John, David, Tom, Ray and Don. He leaves behind sisters-in-law Lynn, Sharon, Barb and Jackie, as well as nieces and nephews Eric, Ian, Meghan, Adam, Misty, Eddie, Amelia, Dane, Brendan and Rachel Bergstrom. For Bill's family, his death has come as a tragic and devastating loss. He was the heart of our family, the clever, confident spirited one who inspired us with his courage, determination, sensitivity and unique panache. He made us laugh and we loved him so very much. We will be lost without him and he will live on in our hearts forever. Rest in peace dearest brother. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
At Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Thursday, July 26, 2007 at the age of 68 years surrounded by her family. Cynthia, beloved wife of Oliver Knapp for 45 years. Loved mother of Cecil and his wife Maureen, Bruce and his wife Sandra, Shawn and his wife Karen and Jason and his wife Charlene. Loving grandmother of Melissa, Melanie, Kaytlyn, M.J., T.J., Bruce Jr. and Breanne. Loved daughter of the late Clifford and Mary Bruton. Dear sister of Jim and Wilma Bruton, Joan and Philip Trofimuk, Francis (Sam) and Caroline Bruton, Vincent and Anita Bruton, Philip and Marjorie Bruton and the late Cecilia. Friends may pay their respects at the MORRIS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 4 Division St., Bowmanville on Sunday, July 29, 2007 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. Funeral service in the MORRIS CHAPEL on Monday at 1 p.m. Interment Bowmanville Cemetery. Donations in Cynthia’s memory to Memorial Hospital Foundation Bowmanville would be gratefully appreciated.
ORT, Miroslav, MD, Pediatrician
On July 26th, 2007, Dr. Ort drowned on vacation in Cuba. Everyone is welcome at the funeral service which will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King St. West, Oshawa (905-721-1234) on Wednesday, August 15th at 1:00 P.M. The burial will be for family members only.
RODZIEWICZ, Czeslaw (Chester)
At Lakeridge Health, Oshawa on Thursday July 26, 2007, Chester Rodziewicz in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the late Adela Rokita. Dear father of Sophia, Edward, Helen and Stella. Loving grandfather of George, Tracy, Danny Charlene, Edward, Tammy, Jimmy, Jennifer and Lindsay. Lovingly remembered by his great grandchildren Brandon, Matthew, Jasmine, Natasha, Ashley, Dylan, Nicole, Kylie, Braydon, and Heaven-Leigh. Chester was the last of his family in Poland. Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa with Mass of Christian Burial in St. Hedwig’s Roman Catholic Church on Monday July 30, 2007 at 10 a.m. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery, Mausoleum. Prayers will be held at the Funeral Home Sunday at 8 p.m. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or The Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated. Visitation Saturday 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
TOMS, Mary Catherine
Beloved wife of Kenneth Toms passed away peacefully at Fairview Lodge on Thursday, July 26th, 2007. Predeceased by her parents, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Survived by her loving sister Helen DePratto (Gerry) and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Sunday, July 29th from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, July 30th at CHURCH OF ST. GREGORY THE GREAT, 194 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa at 11:00 A.M. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.
BOOTH, Wesley Charles
Passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 25th, 2007 at the age of 24. Wes, adored father of Johnathan Booth. Cherished son of Ronald and Janice Booth. Dear brother of Jason (Nicole) Tanner and Dawn Tanner (Chris). Beloved uncle to Brennan and Brianna Tanner. Will be sadly missed by Michelle Qually. Friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Saturday, July 28th from 11:00 A.M. until time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 1:00 P.M. Memorial donations to the Canadian Helen Keller Centre.
GARBUTT, John Richard (Jack)
(Retired Teacher, Uxbridge Secondary School) (Director of 22 musicals at U.S.S. Founder of Stouffville Recycling Depot.) – At Markham-Stouffville Hospital on July 25, 2007 in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Michelle. Loving dad of Chris (Mary), Tracey, Holly (John) and Tim (Lindsay). Proud granddad of Kyle. Brother to Bob, Joan Kinnersly, Reg, Jim and the late Lenore Duncan. Funeral service will be held at Christ Church Anglican, 245 Sunset Blvd. on Monday at 11 a.m. If desired, donations may be made to Homes of Learning Development or the Alzheimers Society.
ROBERTS, George Richard
Age 74 years. Member of ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION and 48th HIGHLANDERS. Passed away at Ross Memorial Hospital Lindsay on Wednesday July 25, 2007. Loving husband of Jackie Roberts. Son of the late Nance Colmer and Richard Roberts. Dear father of LouAnn Birkett (Wayne), Randy, Debbie Thompson (late husband Jack), Donald (Kathy), Darrin and grandfather of Stephanie, Kim, Richard, Randy, Tammy, Josh, Ryan, Katie and Theresa. Brother to Ernie Roberts (Carol). A Memorial Service will be held at THE NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. N. Bowmanville, on Saturday July 28th 2007 at 12 noon. Visitation from 11 am until time of service. In lieu of flowers, donations made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation or Cancer or Diabetic Societies. Legion service 11:45 am Saturday in the Chapel.
CONNERS, Ronald Harold-
Age 62 years. Passed away at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Tuesday July 24, 2007. Beloved husband of Heather Conners for 43 yrs. Loving father of Connie & her husband Todd Willerton and Steve & Sherry Conners and Steven. Dear papa to Vince, Damien, Amy, Dylan, Isaiah, Sam, Alexis. Dear father-in-law of Ruth Conners. He will be sadly missed by Sherry’s children Jessica, Tamara, Johnny and Kristen. Ron will be sadly missed all his nieces, nephews and many family and friends. Visitation at THE NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. N. Bowmanville 2-4 & 7-9 pm Thursday. Funeral service in our Chapel 11 am Friday July 27, 2007. Interment Bowmanville Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Society or Bowmanville Hospital.
June 9, 1935 - July 24, 2007 Ina passed away peacefully at Rouge Valley Health Care, Ajax-Pickering Hospital in her 72nd year. Ina was a wonderful mother to Graham (Barb) and Scott (Laura), and a terrific ''Granny'' to cherished grandchildren Melissa, Leslie, Mitchell, Craig and Evan. They will all miss her tremendously, but will take comfort knowing that she is gone to meet her loving husband, the late Frank Conroy. After retiring in 1997 from many years of rewarding employment at Loblaws, Ina enjoyed her time spent with her grandchildren. Donations to the President's Choice Children's Charity (1 President's Choice Circle, Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 5S5, 905-459-2500 ext. 3625) in lieu of flowers please. The Conroy family would like to thank all the staff at the Ajax-Pickering Hospital for all their care and compassion, as well as good friends Gerry and Janie Harding.
WILKES, Robert “Bob”
Peacefully surrounded by his family at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville, on Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at the age of 73. Loving father of Harley and his wife Terri of Edmonton, Susan and her husband Dwayne of Calgary, Scott and his wife Judy of Oshawa and Brad and his wife Darlene of Oshawa. Dear grandpa of Holly, Brandon, Nicole, Colton, Amanda and Walker. Bob will be remembered by his good friends Pete and Sue Roessel, his brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Friends may call at the NEWCASTLE FUNERAL HOME, 386 Mill St. S. (just north of the 401 at the lights) on Sunday, July 29, from 7-9 p.m. and on Monday, July 30, from 11 a.m. until time of service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Cremation. Memorial donations to the Salvation Army Bowmanville would be appreciated. .)
GILLAM, Bedelia Gertrude (Shacklady)
Retired from the Toronto Star Newspaper. Peacefully on Monday, July 23, 2007 at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital. Bedelia, beloved wife of the late Lenard. Survived by her sister Frances Williams and predeceased by her brothers Jim, Wilfred and Ron, sisters Dorothy, Winnifred and Lily. Lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. At Bedelia's request there will be a private family service. In her memory donations may be made to the Charity of your choice.
KAMMINGA, Jennie (Jantje Lootsma)
With sadness and joy we announce the passing to Glory our wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother following a brief illness on July 23, 2007 at her residence at the age of 78 years. Beloved wife of Art Kamminga for almost 57 years (August 1). Dear mother of George and his fiancé Dulyn, Alice & her husband John Glasbergen, Sandra and her husband Alan Grant, Betty & her husband Jim Rosipko. Loving beppe (Grandmother) to 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of John Lootsma, Sally & Joe Feddema, Tjamkje Lootsma, Alice & Burt Dumaresq and Mike Lootsma. Predeceased by parents Jacob and Aafke Lootsma, sister-in-law Roelie Lootsma and grandson Jonathan Glasbergen. The Funeral Service for Jennie Kamminga will be held at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH BOWMANVILLE on Thursday July 26, 2007 at 2 pm Visitation will be held at the church from 1-2 pm. Interment Bowmanville Cemetery. Memorial donations made to Knox Christian School, would be appreciated by the family. A Special thanks to all who cared for Jennie.
KIMMERER, Christian Edward (Chris)
Peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on Monday, July 23rd, 2007, in his 76th year. Dearly beloved husband of Audrey Jane and predeceased by his first wife Shirley. Loving father of Marty and his wife Theresa and predeceased by his daughter Lynne. Dear grandfather of Amy and Kerri Smith and Chris, Allison and Stephen Kimmerer. Brother of Bill (Alice), Charles (Muriel), David (Noreen) and predeceased by John. Brother-in-law of Doreen Kimmerer. Friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West, Oshawa (905-721-1234) for visitation on Wednesday, July 25th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH (Rossland Road East at Ritson Road North, Oshawa) on Thursday, July 26th at 2 p.m. (visitation at the Church from 1-2 p.m.). Cremation. Memorial donations made to Calvary Missions or the Gideon Bibles would be appreciated.
SARGENT, David Milton
(Charter, Life Member and Past President of the Optimist Club of Oshawa; Past Lt. Governor of the Central Ontario District of Optimist International; former employee of General Motors) Suddenly at his residence in Monday, July 23rd, 2007. Dave, in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Carol Sargent. Dear father of Sharon, Judy, David and Kelly; Karen and Lorna (and their mother Donna); and step-children Paul Barrow of Oshawa and his son Brendan and Wayne Barrow of Oshawa. Fondly remembered by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Brother of Martin Sargent and wife Marv of Toronto and Brian Sargent of Bowmanville and their families. Son-in-law of Verna Sottilaro and brother-in-law of Olive and Mike Brown. Will be missed by friends Pat Irwin, Ray McKenna, Jack Walsh, Marg Ross, Tia and Greg Lazor and by his four-legged friends. Relatives and friends may call at McINTOSH-ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME, 152 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in our chapel on Friday, July 27th, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. with cremation to follow. Donations in memory of Dave to the Ontario Heart and Stoke Foundation or to the Optimist International Foundation would be appreciated.
JACKETT, Raymond Bruce
(38 year Employee of General Motors of Canada) Sadly, at The Wynfield on Sunday July 22, 2007, Ray, peacefully passed away in his 78th year. He was the beloved husband of the late Joyce (nee Herron) and loving father of Dale and her husband Douglas Gearing, Diane and her husband Len Collins, Bruce and his wife Janet and Sharon and her husband Don Cory. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren; Jennifer, Sarah, Richard and Ernest Gearing, Jordan and Neal Jackett, and Jessica, Dustin, Dylan and Amanda Cory. Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa with Funeral Service at Northminster United Church (corner of Simcoe St. N and Rossland Rd.) on Wednesday July 25th, 2007 at 2 p.m. Interment at Thornton Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Parkinson Society or Northminster United Church would be appreciated. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
After a lengthy illness, on Sunday, July 22, 2007 at the Community Nursing Home in Port Perry, at age 72. David Johnston of Port Perry, beloved husband of the late Gloria (nee Gray). Loved father of Lynne Davies and her companion Henry Wygerde (deceased) of Port Perry, Joy Kerr of Port Perry, Dennis Johnston and his friend Melissa of BC, Lorne Johnston and his wife Rhona of BC, Heather and her husband Randy Boivin of BC, Allan Johnston (deceased) and Cynthia Johnston (deceased). Remembered by his sons-in-law Rob Kerr of BC, and Mike Davies of St. Thomas. He will be sadly missed by his 16 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and his many nieces and nephews. Dear brother of Chuck Johnston and his wife Joan, Clyde Johnston and his wife Lucy, Hugh Johnston and his wife Evalyn, Lloyd Johnston (deceased) and his wife Lois, Bob Johnston (deceased) and his wife Alberta, James Johnston (deceased) and his wife Nancy, and Carol (deceased) and her husband Raymond Wagg (deceased). The Family of David Johnston will receive friends at the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, "McDermott-Panabaker Chapel", 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Friday, July 27th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Service to celebrate his life will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, July 28th at 11 a.m. with Reverend Karen Bursey officiating. Interment GROVESIDE Cemetery, Brooklin. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Canadian Diabetes Association or the Parkinson Society of Canada.
Age 64 years. Passed away at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Sunday July 22, 2007. Beloved husband of Ann Marshall. Dear father of George, John & Cindy, Kimberley and Valerie. Dear brother of Caroline and Bill Keith, and the late Lionel. Loving grandfather to Shelby, and Paige. Dear uncle to Geordie & Denise Marshall and their children Alex and Mikayla. Son of the late George & Norah Marshall. Visitation at THE NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. N. Bowmanville 7-9 pm Wednesday July 25, 2007. Funeral service in our Chapel 11 am Thursday July 26, 2007. Interment Ebenezer Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Bowmanville Hospital Foundation.
McKAY, Donald Allister
Passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2007 at the Rouge Valley Health System - Ajax, with his family by his side. Loving husband of Kathleen for 57 years. Beloved father of Donald (Olga) and Alex (Liz). Cherished grandfather of Julia and Kelly. Brother of Helen, Doris and the late Hugh and Marion. Should family or friends so desire, donations to a Charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.