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ONTARIO - Durham Region - Miscellaneous Funeral Home Obituaries - 451

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Date: Wednesday, 27 May 2009, at 1:32 p.m.

DOYLE, E. Gail “Griz”
Peacefully in her 68th year on Friday, September 7, 2007, after a 22-month battle with cancer, with her dear and devoted daughter Faith by her side. Predeceased by her loving husband Joe Doyle. Sadly missed by her children, Faith and her son Harley, Sean, Joe, and Kellie and her husband Hayden. Remembered by her 7 other grandchildren. Gail is survived by her cousins Dennis Croft and Debbie Kooman and their families. A special thank-you to Pat and Linda who cared for Gail during Faith’s 12-week illness, Dr. Kishore Thain of the Kingston Regional Cancer Centre for the 22 months of life he gave to our mother, and to all of those who came to visit and help at home and in the hospital. Donations to the Kingston Regional Cancer Centre (Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario) would be appreciated by the family and may be made through NEWCASTLE FUNERAL HOME, 1-877-987-3964, with whom arrangements have been entrusted. At Gail’s request, cremation will take place with no funeral service, with a memorial gathering to take place in October.

GRAVES, Maisie
April 25, 1924 - September 7, 2007 Maisie passed away peacefully at Fairview Lodge, Whitby, on Friday, September 7, 2007. Beloved wife of the late Charles Graves and cherished mother of Charlotte Anselstetter (Klaus) and Frank (Susan). Loving grandmother of Karl Anselstetter, Belinda Keays (Robert), Todd Graves (Krista) and Brett Graves (Jennifer Hutchinson). Great grandmother to Katharina and Elizabeth Keays, Dustin and Sawyer Graves. Her brothers and sisters, Ray, Eric, Lonnie, Vi, Mary and Shirley also survive her. Predeceased by her sister Judy. Maisie will also be greatly missed by her several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. A Celebration of Life to be held at the SALVATION ARMY COMMUNITY CHURCH located at 710 McQuay Ave., Whitby, at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 14, 2007. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Charity of your choice have been requested. Arrangements entrusted to W.C. TOWN FUNERAL CHAPEL, Whitby, 905-668-3410.

MACDONALD, Frederick
At Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Friday, September 7, 2007 in his 75th. year retired 37 year employee of General Motors of Canada. Loved husband of Pat (Flintoff), loving father of Julie Gatchell and her husband Cary and Allan and his wife Linda. Stepfather of Laurie Arnott, Dan Kyle and his wife Bonnie and her daughter Miranda and Gerry Kyle. Loving Papa of Meaghan and Matthew Gatchell, Phillip and MacKenzie MacDonald, Melanie and her husband Steve Dell and Danny Arnott. Predeceased by his parents Ernest and Susan. Son-in-law of Thelma and the late Lloyd Flintoff. Dear brother of Bill (Shirley), Kathleen Richer (R’eal), sister-in-law Jeannette and the late Gordon MacDonald. Predeceased by brother George (Joan) sisters Bertha Johnson (Robert), Agnes and brother Albert. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. In his younger years Fred raced motorcycles, winning the Canadian Dirt Track Championship July 1, 1957 at Alexandra Park, Oshawa. He continued on racing cars in the early 60’s. Cremation has taken place at Bowmanville Crematorium through the MORRIS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 4 Division St., Bowmanville. A celebration of Fred’s life will be held Sunday, Sept 23, 2007 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the OSHAWA SHRINE CLUB, 1626 Simcoe St., N., Oshawa. The family would gratefully appreciate donations in Fred’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society.

RAYMOND, Nellie (nee Nuttall)
Of Brooklin, ON. - Passed away peacefully on September 7th, 2007 at Oshawa General Hospital. Born October 17, 1920 in England. Beloved wife of Clifford Raymond. Mother of Linda, Mike and Barbara. Loved by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. Private Funeral held September 12th, 2007 at 11:00a.m. at Christ Memorial Anglican Church, 81 Hillcroft St., Oshawa, On. Fond farewell to the Court at Brooklin and special thank-you for heartfelt care from Oshawa General Nurses and Staff. She was grateful to have known you.

URQUHART, Joan Marie
Suddenly on Friday September 7, 2007 at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, at the age of 78. Joan, beloved wife of Harry Bika. Dear sister of Art, Jack and Don Peeling. Joan will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her loved family and dear friends. Friends may call at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-4711), on Wednesday September 12th from 12 noon to funeral service time of 1pm. Interment Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens, Whitby.

ZDANOWICZ, Frances
Peacefully at Strathaven Life Care Centre in Bowmanville on Friday September 7, 2007 in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Zygmunt Zdanowicz. Dear mother of Michael Zdanowicz and wife Diane, Helen Baron and husband Frank, and Chesley Zdanowicz and wife Lisa. Proud grandmother of Mathew, Francis, Jacob, Nathaniel, Zachary, and Elijah. Survived by sister Stella Baxter. Sadly missed and always remembered by other family members and friends. Friends will be recieved at the W.C. TOWN FUNERAL CHAPEL, 110 Dundas St. E., Whitby (905) 668-3410 on Tuesday September 11, 2007 from 7 pm to 9 pm. (prayers at 7:30). Mass of the Christian Burial from St. John the Evangelist Church 903 Giffard St., Whitby on Wednesday September 12, 2007 at 10:30 am. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the C.N.I.B. and would be greatly appreciated.

COOK, Margaret
(Past Matron of the Eastern Star, and member of The Ajax Legion No. 322) Peacefully, on Thursday, September 6, 2007, at Bowmanville Hospital, in her 67th year. Loving mother of Roger (Margaret), and Rauni Naujok (Paul). Proud grandmother of Michael (Ashley), Candace, Brittany, and Loretta. Adoring great-grandmother of Calob and Ethan. Dear sister of Archie Skelton, and predeceased by Billy Skelton. Big sister of Loretta Wotton. Will be sadly missed by family and friends and all who knew her. Should family or friends desire, donations to The Trillium Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

FRASER, Alvin
Peacefully passed away with his family by his side on Thursday September 6, 2007 at the Lakeridge Health - Oshawa in his 90th year. Beloved Husband of the late Daisy. Loving dad of Robert and his wife Cheryl and Jane Ann and her husband Norman Tillson. Cherished grandfather of Jeremy, Krysta and great grandfather of Summer, Cierra, Savannah and Braeden. Dear brother of Lilla and the late Lloyd, Ethel, Harry and Gillie. Brother-in-law of Betty and Jean. Family will receive friends at the MOUNT LAWN RECEPTION CENTRE 21 Garrard Rd. Whitby (just north of Dundas St.) 905-665-0600 from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday September 10, 2007 with a Chapel service to follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at the Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Children’s Wish Foundation would be appreciated.

HOOPER, Morris
Passed away on Thursday September 6, 2007 with his family by his side at Lakeridge Health - Oshawa in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Doreen. Loving father of Paul and Dana. herished grandfather of Kristin. Dear brother of Violet and the late Frank. Morris will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Family received friends at the MOUNT LAWN RECEPTION CENTRE, 21 Garrard Rd. Whitby (just north of Dundas Street) 905-665-0600 from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday September 11, 2007. A chapel service was held at 2:00 p.m. Interment followed at Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens. If so desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

HUNT, Donna Muriel
At Lakeridge Health, Oshawa on Thursday September 6, 2007, Donna Hunt at 66 years of age. Beloved wife of Joe Hunt for 46 years. Loving mother of Kevin Hunt, Craig Hunt and his wife Sandy, and Cheryl and her husband Dave Thomas. Loving grandmother of Joe Hunt, Shawn Hunt and Travis Thomas. Dear sister of Gary Wagar (Noranne) of Oshawa, Dianne Caird (Bill) of Carrying Place, Connie Curtis (Bill) of Joyceville, Brenda Heaslip (Ken) of Trenton, Christine Hamilton (Joe) of Bowmanville and Susan Harpell (Greg) of Kingston. Donna is predeceased by her parents Stanley and Beatrice Wagar and her brother Doug Wagar. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Many thanks to the nurses and staff of Palliative Care at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa especially Bob and Tammy for their extraordinary care and compassion. Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa, with funeral service in the chapel on Monday September 10, 2007 at 11:30 a.m. Cremation. Memorial donations to the R.S. McLaughlin Cancer Centre would be appreciated. Visitation will be held on Sunday September 9 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

McMAHON, David Roy
Passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, September 6th, 2007 at the age of 35. Beloved husband of Anita. Loving father of Ciji Kuczma (spouse A.J.), and Johnny Morra. Dear brother-in-law of Kim and Domenic Gatto, Jason and Vanessa, and Don. He will be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. A Funeral Service will be held at Simcoe Street United Church (66 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa, 905-728-8143) at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 13th, 2007. Should family and friends so desire, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

WEIGAND, Cornelia ("Corrie")
Passed away on September 6, 2007 at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville with her daughter Sue at her side. Beloved mother of Bernadette Weigand (James) of Ottawa, Kathy Weigand of Oshawa, and Sue Weigand and husband Ralph Bouch of Orono. Much loved Oma of Aidan Millar of Ottawa. Dear sister of Sr. Door, Bart, and Jos Sturkenboom of the Netherlands. Dear sister-in-law of Dien Sturkenboom of Stratford, and Russell Smith of Hampton Bays, NY. Lovingly remembered by her nephews Johannes Sturkenboom of Toronto, and Steven and David Smith (USA), and many nieces and nephews in the Netherlands, including her godson Wil Sturkenboom. Survived by her former husband Chris Weigand. Predeceased by her parents Albertus and Theodora (nee van Rijnsoever) Sturkenboom, and her siblings Theo, Mia, Henny, Ad, Joop, Case, and John Sturkenboom, and Rita Smith. Also missed by her four-legged friends Cleo, Moortje, the late Mogadishu, Dexter and Finnegan.
Born in Utrecht, The Netherlands on November 27, 1923, Corrie endured her mother's early death (1928), the Depression, and the food shortages and Nazi occupation of the Netherlands during World War II. At the end of the War she volunteered to help war-torn families in Arnhem, before going to Amsterdam for her nurse's training. She worked as a Registered Nurse caring for children and war veterans in Amsterdam and then in London, England. In 1957 she came to Canada, working at the hospitals in Scarborough, Ajax-Pickering, and Oshawa and finally at Whitby Psychiatric Hospital. She was a good mother, raising her 3 daughters, supporting them through university, and helping to build a family cottage at Lake St. Peter.
She loved to paint, and write, and was a frequent contributor to the Oshawa Times' "Poet's Corner". Upon retiring, she volunteered at the Distress Centre. She was a warm, compassionate person whose door was always open for tea and encouragement. She was deeply concerned about world affairs, the environment, social justice, and the humane treatment of animals. Among those she admired were Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Sidney Poitier, and Victor Borge. She enjoyed cigarettes, cheering for the underdog, libraries, crying over obituaries, multicultural television, music of all kinds, and she loved to tell stories.
A long-time Oshawa resident, who survived bipolar disorder, osteoarthritis, breast cancer and diabetes, Corrie became bedridden in the last year of her life and moved to Orono to live with her daughter Sue and son-in-law Ralph. She gracefully accepted from others the compassion and understanding she had always preached. Her life was often difficult, and at times turbulent, nonetheless she was loving and she was well loved.
"Until we meet again." In paradisum deducant te Angeli. The angels will lead her to paradise.
A Funeral Mass was held at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Bowmanville on September 8, followed by interment at Resurrection Cemetery in Whitby. Donations to the Humane Society or to the John Howard Society may be made through the MORRIS FUNERAL CHAPEL, Bowmanville.

GRAHAM, Patrick René
Suddenly on Wednesday, September 5th, 2007. Patrick passed away at the age of 64. Will be sadly missed by his loving wife Denise of 40 years of marriage. Fondly remembered by his children Dany, his wife Liesbeth and Nathalie, her husband Keith. Proud Grandpa to Quinn, David, Abigail and Ethan. Survived by his family, André, Robert, Angus, Thérèse, James, Willy, Marlène, Allen Jr., Marianne, Lilianne and Michel. Predeceased by his parents Allen and Alice Graham. Missed by in-laws Lucien and Thérèse Bédard, Yvette Pelchat and Janine Pelchat-Croft and her husband Jean-Claude and his many friends and co-workers. Friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Sunday, September 9th from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Prayers at 7:30 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ASSOMPTION DE NOTRE-DAME CHURCH, 384 Hillside Ave., Oshawa Monday, September 10th at 10:30 A.M. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the United Way would be greatly appreciated.

SMITH Ginelle Brianna
March 28 1995 to September 5 2007. After a courageous nine year battle with leukemia. Ginelle passed away at B.C. Children's Hospital in Vancouver. She will be sadly missed by her mother Cassandra and her father Dwight and her two sisters Marlye and Savannah. Her grandparents, great grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and her friends will sadly miss her.
Memorial Service will be held at West Minister United Church, 1850 Rossland Rd. East, on September 22 at 2:00 pm. She will be laid to rest immediately following in Thornton Cemetery in Oshawa 1200 Thornton Rd., Oshawa. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Leukemia Research.

SROCZYNSKI, Joseph
Peacefully on Wednesday September 5, 2007 at the Wynfield Nursing Home, Oshawa at the age of 80. Joe, beloved husband of the late Severina Sroczynski (2004). Loved father of John Roxin and his wife Sylvia of Kelowna, BC, Alain Sroczynski and his wife Anne (Taylor) of Oshawa, and Sylvie and her husband Brian King of Winnipeg, MB. Loved grandfather of Kelly Roxin, Sherry Roxin, Janice and her husband Shaun Cosburn, Wendy Simmons and Chester Eye, Karen Taylor, Lorraine King and Lisa King. Great grandfather of Taylor Cosburn and Shayla Simmons. Dear brother of Marie and Annie, and the late Roman and the late Edwige. Special thanks to the staff at the Wynfield Nursing Home for the great care Joe received over the past 4 years. Friends may call at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa, on Sunday September 9th from 7pm to 9pm. A funeral service will be in the chapel of the funeral home on Monday September 10th at 2pm. Cremation. Donations to the Charity of choice would be greatly appreciated by Joe’s family.

VAILLANCOURT, Roy
Passed away Wednesday September 5, 2007, peacefully, after a brief but valiant battle with colorectal cancer. A retiree of General Motors and proud union man, Roy spent his life in Oshawa until his move to Barrie with much loved wife Jo-Anne. Roy was a man that counted his blessings everyday. He loved his family, his friends, skiing, automobiles and the blues. Roy is survived by his devoted wife Joanne, her children and grandchildren, his daughters Lori and Terri, his sons David and Randy and their families, his brothers Ed, Allan, Bruce and Lawrence (Midge). Roy is predeceased by cherished wife Judith Anne (Judy) Vaillancourt, (nee Shearer) and his brothers Arthur and Jack. Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East Oshawa, with a funeral service in the chapel on Saturday September 8, 2007at 1:30p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Royal Victoria Hospital Cancer Centre, Barrie would be greatly appreciated by the family. Visitation Friday September 7, from 2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. Roy was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. We are in pieces, but he is at peace.

ALEXANDER, Barbara Lynn
At Scarborough Centenary Hospital on Tuesday, September 4, 2007 in her 44th year. Estranged wife of Bobby Alexander and loved mother of Jessica. Friends are invited to the Funeral Service at the MORRIS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 4 Division St., Bowmanville on Saturday, September 15, 2007 at 12:30 p.m. Interment at Bowmanville Cemetery.

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