BYRNE, Leonard “Len” Gerard
(Past President Local #218 CUPE and past member Oshawa District Labour Council; retired 28 year employee of Durham Catholic Separate School Board; member of the Knights of Columbus Saint Jude’s Council Oshawa)
After a courageous battle against cancer, at Lakeridge Health Corp. Oshawa, on Sunday, September 30, 2007. Len, died peacefully surrounded by his family, at the age of 77. Beloved husband of Betty (nee Barta) for 57 years. Loving and devoted father of Lorrie Byrne and her husband Thomas Uhlig, Lynda and her husband Charles Holla, John and his wife Lori Byrne, all of Oshawa, Tom and his wife Diana Byrne of Courtice and late infant son John Michael. Proud and cherished grandfather of Jan Willoughby, Kristyn and Chantalle Byrne, Marise, Roselle and Timara Uhlig, Mark (Crystal) and Matthew Holla. Great-grandson Nolan brought many smiles and joys to his “Big Grandpa” over the past 2 years. Brother of Audrey (Al) Moring, and predeceased by Margaret Lindsey, Electa McLaughlin, Frank Byrne and Mary Marshall. Special brother-in-law of Earl Marshall. Relatives and friends will be received at the McINTOSH-ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers Thursday evening at 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at HOLY CROSS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 373 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa, on Friday, October 5, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations made in memory of Len to the “Oshawa Hospital Foundation, R.S. McLaughlin” New Durham Regional Cancer Centre or the Princess Margaret Hospital would be appreciated by his family.
September 5, 1934-September 30, 2007 - After a long and challenging battle with lymphoma, Dan passed away Sunday, September 30, 2007 at the Lakeridge Health, Oshawa. Born in New York City, New York he moved to his current home in Siloam in 1975. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Sylvia (nee Balz) and the pride of his life, his son Mark of Minneapolis, his daughter-in-law Amy and his only grandchild Elliott. He will be missed by his sisters-in-law Patty, Rhia, Leona and Renee. His brothers-in-law Joe, Roger, Peter and all of his nieces and nephews. He will be remembered by his mother- in-law Irene. He will be cremated. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
FINLAYSON, Lawrence Kay
Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Sunday September 30th, 2007. Beloved husband of Lynn Finlayson. Dear father of Lorie & Steve Wharmby and Leanne & Flaviano Mastrangelo. He will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren Christina, Dylan, Alex & Tyler. A Family Service was held in the Chapel at the NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. N. Bowmanville. In lieu of flowers, donations made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
O’NEILL, Maria Mary
Peacefully, after a courageous battle with Cancer at Lakeridge Heath, Oshawa on Sunday September 30, 2007, Maria O’Neill (nee McCann), at 45 years of age. Devoted wife of Brendan O’Neill and loving mother of Fiona and Claire. Dear daughter of James and the late Doris McCann. She will be fondly remembered by her sisters Debra and June, her brother Tony and her extended family and many friends. Maria is predeceased by her brother Kenneth. A special thank you to Dr. Kevin Corless, Dr. Chang and the nursing staff on 6F Oncology at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa for their compassion and care. Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa with Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Cross Catholic Church 373 Simcoe Street South on Thursday October 4, 2007 at 11 a.m. Cremation. Prayers will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Memorial donations to Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre, the Canadian Cancer Society Research Department or the R.S. McLaughlin Cancer Centre would be appreciated. Visitation Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
PERRY, Mary (nee McKay)
Passed away peacefully on Sunday September 30, 2007 at Lakeridge Health Port Perry at 81 years of age. Loving mom of George and his wife Marion of Cambridge and Ian and his partner Angela of England. Loving granny of Craig and his wife Karen, Graham and his partner Lori, Brian and his wife Emma, Darren, Scott and his partner Sharilea and Robin. Dearest great granny of Craig, Luke, Brianna, Thomas, Paige, George, Evie, Molly and Zack. Beloved sister of Liz Gemmell of Oshawa and much loved aunt of Margaret Convery, Josephine Upton and the late Martha Thickett. She will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa. With funeral service in the chapel on Wednesday October 3 ,2007 at 1pm. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the charity of you choice would be appreciated by the family. Visitation 1 hour prior to service time.
ALWARD, Blanche Irene
Peacefully in her sleep at Hillsdale Terraces on Saturday, September 29, 2007. Blanche has gone home to be with her Lord and Saviour. Beloved wife of the late Edgar Alward. Loving mother of Ron and his wife Donna Alward of Riverside-Albert, New Brunswick, Reg and his wife Rosemary Alward of Riverview, New Brunswick and Ray and his wife Camilla Alward of Oshawa. Dear Grandmother and Great Grandmother of Steven and wife Holly and their children Rainy and Samuel, Donald and children Jonathan and Ada, Brandie, Jamie and husband Ryan, John and wife Dawn and their children Johnnie, Steven, Peter, Tanner and Lucas and Audrey and daughter Breah. Survived by her sister Barbara MacKinnon and her husband Bill of British Colombia and Sister-in-law Mary Nelson of Oshawa. Predeceased by her brother Eldon Nelson. Friends and relatives will be received at McINTOSH-ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Monday, October 1 from 7-9 pm. Service will be held in the Chapel Tuesday, October 2 at 1:00 pm. Interment at Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations made in memory of Blanche to the Oshawa and District Ostomy Association or First Baptist Church Oshawa would be appreciated by her family. Special thanks to the nurses and staff at Hillsdale Terraces for their care and compassion.
Our beautiful, loving Susan, our ray of sunshine, was taken from us too soon in a tragic car accident, returning from her son’s hockey practice, on Saturday, September 29 in Courtice. She will be forever loved and remembered by her loving son Mathew and her partner Peter, mother and father, May and Len Bridges, sisters Holly and Lesley, nieces, Sarah, Robin, Alexandra, Katherine and nephew Mookodi, and many loving friends. Visitation at COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1587 Highway #2, Courtice, Ontario , 905-432-8484, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. with memorial to follow. Donations in lieu of flowers to charity of choice.
CARVETH, W. Hope (nee Linton)
A gracious and dignified lady. [Graduate of the University of Toronto School of Nursing; Veteran of WWII, Lt N/S RCAMC] - at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, on Saturday, September 29, 2007 in her 93rd year. Loving wife of 54 years of the late Gordon Carveth. Dear mother of Arthur and Mona of Ottawa, and Liz and Peter Thornback of the United Arab Emirates. Loving grandmother of Matt(Jody), Jamie, Ian(Jessica) and Colin. Hope will be remembered by her niece Pat Abram(John) and her sister-in-law Libby Stevens. She will be missed by her many friends amongst the residents and staff at the Village of Taunton Mills, Whitby. Friends will be received at the NEWCASTLE FUNERAL HOME, 386 Mill St. South (Mill St. exit, just north of 401 at the lights) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 from 5 – 8 p.m. A Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, October 4, at 1p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Cremation. In Lieu of flowers memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
SANGWINE, Jean A.
Peacefully, after a lengthy illness, at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa with her family by her side, on Saturday September 29, 2007. Jean A. Sangwine in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Rev. Vic Sangwine. Devoted mother of Eric, Janet Chisholm (Angus), Linda and grandmother of Heather, Ian, Stewart and Andrew Chisholm. Jean was a retired teacher, who helped many newcomers adjust to life in Canada. She was a CBC Radio Broadcaster and an award winning writer. Jean received the Gold Medal for Highest Marks in her final year of studies at the University of Winnipeg. She will best be remembered by her friends in Oshawa for her outgoing personality and her many lively contributions to the Church concerts. Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa with Memorial Service in the Chapel on Thursday October 4, 2007 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.
SAUVE, Esther E. (nee Anderson )
February 5, 1931 - September 29, 2007 Peacefully after a short but courageous battle with cancer, Esther passed away on September 29, 2007 at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital, at the age of 76. Esther and her husband of 60 years, Sam, retired to Uxbridge 20 years ago. Prior to her retirement, Esther worked for the Royal Bank for 37 years. Esther's first love was to her family. It is with heavy hearts that she leaves behind her devoted husband Sam, and daughters Jacqueline Cafissi (Max), Kathryn Uden (predeceased Richard) and Sharon Sauve (John King), five adoring grandchildren, Andrea Cafissi, Steven Uden (Catharine), Paul Cafissi (Jamie), Lori-Anne Uden and Mark Romanelli, and one very special great-grandson Samuel Cafissi. She also leaves loving step-grandchildren Brian Uden and Justine Uden, and many close friends both in Canada and Florida where her and Sam spent their retirement winters. We thank the very special caregivers at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital and the Community Home Care programs for their endless hours of support and comfort to both Esther and the family. Donations to The Uxbridge Cottage Hospital and/or The Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.
SCAMMELL, Jack Edward Charles
Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa after a battle with emphysema on Saturday, September 29th, 2007 at the age of 77. Beloved husband of Joan of 54 years. Dear father of Susan Willits and Laurie (Rick) Kent. Cherished "Pa" to grandchildren Jason and Ryan Boyle, Jordan and Kortney Kent, and Lindsey (Dwayne) Desjardins. Predeceased by his brother Allan. A funeral service will be held at the MOUNT LAWN RECEPTION CENTRE, (21 Garrard Road, Whitby, 905-665-0600) at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 4th, 2007 with visitation two hours prior to the service. Donations to the new Durham Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated.
STAINTON, Keith Lauder (Shakey)
Passed away peacefully, after a short illness at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on September 29, 2007. In his 80th year. Devoted husband of the late Muriel M. Stainton. Son of the late Russell (Florence). Sadly missed and loved by son Clarke (Krista), daughter Susan, and the late Scott. Grandchildren Jillian and Scott. Brother of Ross (Marg), Grace Thomas, the late Roy and the late Jim (Ruth). Brother in law to Bud Moore (June), Beth Gordon (George), Yvonne Moore (late John), late Jim Moore (Ruby). Keith will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. A private family service will be held at COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1587 Highway #2, Courtice L1E 2R7 (905-432-8484). In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations to the Hospital for Sick Children or the Arthritis Society of Durham would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks to the staff at Strathaven and Lakeridge Health Bowmanville.
Peacefully surrounded by family at The Village of Taunton Mills, Whitby on Saturday, September 29th, 2007 in her 88th year. Dearly beloved wife of the late Jakob. Loving mother of Wally, Bill, and Elene Aspden (Tom). Cherished Oma of Kim, Rick, Jennifer, Andrea Carter (Andrew), Jake, Lauren, Julianne, Steven and great grandmother of Nicole, Danielle and Logan. Loving aunt of Agnes Warner. Predeceased by her brother and sisters. Friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Tuesday, October 2nd from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, October 3rd at 11:00 A.M. Interment to follow at Erskine Cemetery, Pickering.
WEROSKI, Michaeline (Mickey)
Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Saturday, September 29, 2007 at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late Michael, loving mother of Bill (Carol), John (Linda), Jayne Ward (Larry) and the late Robert (Henrietta). Cherished grandmother to Scott, Shelley Jackson (Rob), Beth Tomkins (Chris), Andrea Joy (Jason), Jill, Ryan Ward, Amy Ward and Ron. Great grandmother to Alyssa and Dustin Tomkins, Mitchell and Morgan Joy, and Sarah Mallery. Beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sister Jennie Olenski and brothers Peter and Bill Sampara of Thunder Bay. She will be deeply missed by her family. A service will be held on Friday, Oct 5, at 11:00am in the chapel at ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa. If desired, memorial donations to a Charity of your choice would be appreciated.
HACKETT, Irene Winnifred
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother Irene Winnifred (McVeigh) Hackett in her 75th year at Uxbridge Cottage Hospital on Friday, September 28, 2007. Mom is predeceased by her husband Roy Louis Hackett. Loving mother of Pat (Rick) Paisley, Maureen (Bob) Cochran, Brenda (deceased) (John Kuenen), Brian, Charmaine (Dave) O'Brien, Eric (Marie) Lamers, and Tina (Ken) Enderwick. Fun loving grandmother to 13 grandchildren and 5 great- grandchildren. Survived by brother William (Helen) McVeigh and sister May Gorin and many nieces and nephews. In Irene's memory, donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
At Hillsdale Estates, Oshawa on Friday September 28, 2007 at the age of 75. Beloved wife of the late Theo Rowsell. Loving mother of William Russell Lamacraft (Wendy), Sharon Lamacraft (Wayne), Jim Lamacraft (Christine), Doug Lamacraft (Wendy), and Roberta Beaulieu (Richard). Lovingly remembered by her many grandchildren. Resting at the COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1587 Highway #2, Courtice, 905-432-8484 (corner of Sandringham Dr. & Highway #2) with Funeral Service in the Chapel on Tuesday October 2nd at 11 a.m. The family of Barbara will receive friends at the Courtice Funeral Chapel on Monday from 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Toronto General Hospital, Research Department would be appreciated.
DESVEAUX, Alphonse “Al”
Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa after a lengthy battle with cancer on Thursday, September 27th, 2007 at the age of 65. Lovingly remembered by his daughter Debbie Brady (Troy), his son Allan Desveaux (Tara), and their mother Sarah Desveaux. Cherished Pépère of Matthew, Ryan, Sarah, Jacob, and sadly missed by their nana Sandy Desveaux. Sadly missed by his brothers Levis Deveau (Blanche), Arthur Deveaux (Sylvia), Danny Deveaux, Clarence Deveaux (Agnes), and his sisters Rita Murphy, Yvonne Chaisson (Joe) and Laurette Chaisson (Daniel). Fondly remembered by his partner and friend Heather Campbell and many friends and relatives from Boston and Nova Scotia. Al’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the physicians and nurses from 6F and the Palliative Care team at Lakeridge Health Oshawa. Friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Monday, October 1st from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, October 2nd at 11:00 A.M. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Palliative Care or Oncology at Lakeridge Health Oshawa would be greatly appreciated.
Passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2007 at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa in her 92nd year. Elsie Dunford, dearly beloved wife of Syd Dunford. Loving mother of David, Ronald and Glenn. Dear grandmother of Jamie, Jennifer, Mackenzie, Melissa, Candice, Carissa and Ryan. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.
GAJDA, John Richard
(Retired General Motors Employee 35 years service) Passed away peacefully at his home in Oshawa on Thursday September 27, 2007. John at the age of 56. Beloved son of the late Jozef & Maria Gajda. Dear brother of Krystyna & her husband Brian John Ackney, and Adam. Loving companion of Donna May. He will be truly missed by his nieces Liza-Maria, Diane, Suzanne and Allison-Lee and their families. Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East Oshawa with funeral service in the Chapel on Monday October 1, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. Cremation. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Visitation 2 hours prior to service.
KING, Lynda Janet (nee Lee)
It is with great sadness for the family to announce the passing of Lynda, in her 66th year, at her home in Uxbridge, on September 27, 2007. Beloved wife of Robert for 44 years. She will be forever cherished in the hearts of her children Paul (Jen) and Katie (Eric), and grandchildren Liam, Malcolm, Kenzie and Hannah. Lynda will be lovingly remembered by her sisters Laura (Frank) and Peggy (Ed), and nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lynda's memory to the Grandview Children Centre would be appreciated.