BONSMA, John (Johannes)
January 28, 1927 – September 12, 2005. After a long battle with cancer, the Lord has called John Bonsma home. Survived by his loving wife and best friend of 55 years “Willie” Wilhelmina Johanna (DeVries). His loving presence will be greatly missed by his children and grandchildren: Rein Bonsma (Colin, Erin), Jon Bonsma and Rita (Jeff, Michelle, Jeremy, and their mother Marilyn), Eric Bonsma and Deb Bonsma (Mandy and Bruce Shangraw, April and Aaron, Andrea and Kaine), “Maggie” Agnes and Doug Tighe (Patrick and Shannon, Michael), Lucy Eeuwes and Paul Eeuwes (Henry, Luke, Rachel), and Leona Kristensen and Eric Kristensen (David, Spenser). He leaves behind brothers and sisters in both Canada and the Netherlands. Visitation to be held at the NEWCASTLE FUNERAL HOME, 386 Mill St. S. (just north of 401 at the lights) on Wednesday, September 14, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2005, at 2:00 p.m. at the REHOBOTH CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH in Bowmanville, with a reception in the church hall after the service. Interment Bowmanville Cemetery. Donations in John’s memory to Gate 316 Outreach Centre, Oshawa, would be greatly appreciated by the family. Many thanks for the wonderful care provided by Dr. Kassirer, St. Elizabeth Nurses, and Homecare which enabled John to spend his final days at home. Also, thank you to friends whose calls, cards, and prayers were a comfort to John and Willie over the last months.
MANN, Herbert Alexander
Passed away at home on Monday September 12, 2005. Herbert at age 69. Beloved husband of Lurlyn for 46 years. Dear father of Rick & his wife Kathy, and Sheila & her husband Robert Ehmke. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Matthew & Madison. Dear brother of Walter & his wife Pola, Irvine & his wife Marsha, Shirley & her husband Robert York, and Dean Mann. Fondly remembered by his many nieces & nephews. Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa with funeral service in the Chapel on Friday September 16th at 11 a.m. Interment Thornton Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Visitation Friday 10a.m. – 11 a.m.
SIBLOCK, Anthony “Tony”
Former owner of Sibby’s Real Estate and Sibby’s Dry Cleaning – Peacefully on Monday September 12, 2005 at his home in Oshawa at the age of 83. Tony, beloved husband of Olga Siblock (nee Zurba). Loved father of Renald Siblock & his wife Ruth, Alan Siblock & his wife Cindy, the late Cindi Lee Mercer (2002) and her husband Stephen Mercer. Loved Grandpa of Heather Mercer, Amber Mercer, Tyler Mercer, Edward Siblock, Jason Guthrie and Joshua Guthrie. Dear brother of Rev. Nick Siblock (Olga), Mary “Sibby” Siblock, and Jenny Shearer (Jack). Tony will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his loved family and many friends. Tony was a long time member of Evangel Pentecostal Church in Oshawa. Officiating at the funeral service is Pastor Robert Morris of Evangel Pentecostal Church. Friends may call at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa on Tuesday September 13th from 2 – 4 pm and 7 – 9 pm. A funeral service will be held in the Chapel of the funeral home on Wednesday September 14th at 1 p.m. Interment Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations to Evangel Pentecostal Church would be appreciated by the family.
YUTRONKIE, Ronald P.
(21 years of service with General Motors) Passed away suddenly at home on Monday September 12, 2005. Ronald at age 49. Beloved husband of Debby. Dear father of Morgan, Jason and Carrie. Loving son of Marcella and the late Isadore Yutronkie. Dear brother of Darlene, Daryl (predeceased) and Maureen & her husband Phil Hartwig of Ottawa. Truly missed by his many nieces and nephews and friends. Son in law to Robert & Patricia Berthelot of Edmonton, AB. Brother in law of Gary & his wife Polly Berthelot. Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa with memorial visitation on Saturday September 24, 2005 from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. Cremation. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
WHITTINGTON, Kenneth H. "Ken"
(Served in WW II; Flight Lieutenant Pilot, Honored with Distinguished Flying Cross, D.F.C., Owner of Whittington Electronics, Oshawa) Peacefully surrounded by his family and close friends at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Monday September 12, 2005. Ken, beloved husband of Dorothy for 54 years. Cherished father of Grant and his wife Nancy of Ajax, Marianne Whittington-Coderre and her husband Raymond of Calgary and Jane Moors of Burlington. Adored grandfather to Deanna, Scott, Janine, Liz, Alexa, Thomas, Charles and Christina. Predeceased by his three brothers, William, Lloyd and Roy. Friends will be received at McINTOSH-ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME, 152 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-5558) for memorial visitation on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Ken’s Life will be held in the chapel on Friday September 16, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
Suddenly at work on Sunday September 11, 2005 in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Laurine. He will be truly missed by his children Linda & her husband Dwayne Minshall of Tweed, Jerry Jr. of Hamilton, Wayne & his wife Bonnie of Kitchener, Barry & his wife Flo of Oshawa, Debbie & her husband Thomas of Tweed and Mark of Oshawa. Lovingly remembered by his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa with funeral service in the Chapel on Friday September 16, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens, Whitby. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Visitation Thursday 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m.
GOULD, Thelma Grace (nee Smith)
Former resident of Windsor, Nova Scotia, and Toronto. Peacefully at the Community Nursing Home, Pickering, Ontario on Sunday, September 11th, 2005 at the age of 93. Dearly beloved wife of the late Charles Gould (Chuck). Survived by sisters Dorothy Walton of Pickering, Peggy Loefsky of California and Edith Gilby of Nova Scotia. Thelma will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Predeceased by brothers Albert, Clarence, Sidney, Fred, Charles and George, sisters Maud (Donna) and Lillian. Special thanks to the many staff at the Community Nursing Home in Pickering for their professional and devoted care. Friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE ''Thornton Chapel'', 847King Street West (905-721-1234) for visitation Saturday, September 17th from 12 noon until time of Service in the Chapel at 1 o'clock. Donations made to the Community Nursing Home, attention CNHActivity Department, (1955 Valley Farm Road, Pickering, Ontario L1V 1X6) would be appreciated.
LAROCQUE, George Francis
Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health-Whitby on Sunday, September 11th, 2005 in his 79th year. George Francis, beloved husband of Norma. Dear father of Michele and husband Pat Mastrangelo. Cherished grandfather of Nicole, Bradley and Matthew. Loved brother of Pauline Grant. Predeceased by brothers Victor and Vince LaRocque. Friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE “Thornton Chapel”, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Wednesday, September 14th, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Funeral Service to be held in the chapel on Thursday at 11 A.M. Donations may be made to the Durham Regional Cancer Centre.
McGOWAN, Lorne George
Passed away peacefully at St. Michael's Hospital on Sunday, September 11th, 2005 at the age of 78. Beloved husband of the late Joyce. Beloved father of Leslie Goodall and her husband Mike, Wendy McGowan and her husband Graham Gee of Langley, British Columbia. Lorne will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Shelley and Brian Goodall. Friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE ''Thornton Chapel'', 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) for visitation Thursday, September 15th from 2:00 p.m. until time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 3:00 p.m. Cremation. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Kidney Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
Suddenly and surrounded by her family at her residence in Newcastle on Sunday, September 11, 2005, at the age of 46. Cindy (nee Hart), loving wife of Ian. Dear mother of Michelle and Jacklyn Rose. Daughter of Marie Childerhose. Sister of Tracey and David, Jeff and Kathy. Special friend of Eleanor Henderson and Deanna Gifford. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours. Friends may call at the NEWCASTLE FUNERAL HOME, 386 Mill St. S. (just north of 401 at the lights) on Monday, September 12, from 7-9 p.m., and on Tuesday, September 13, from 12 noon until 1:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home at 1:00 p.m. Cremation. Donations in Cindy’s memory to the Durham Regional Cancer Centre would be greatly appreciated by her family.
SANDBROOK, LESLIE GEORGE (Lester)
On Sunday September 11th, 2005 Grandparents Day at Lakeridge Health Oshawa at 94 years of age. Loving husband of the late Edna Jean Sandbrook (Nicholson), beloved father of Harvey and wife Lynn, Ruth and husband Bob, and Marilyn and husband Dave. Lovingly missed by 9 grand-children and 17 great grandchildren. Eldest brother of Stanley (deceased), Leonard, Bernard (deceased), Elsie, Raymond & Leonne. He loved to entertain with his harmonicas. In his eighties he joined a musical church group and performed at nursing homes entertaining the "old people" until 2003 at the age of 92, when he was put into a nursing home himself. Even then, when he was able he played his harmonica. He was still young at heart. He was a very wise and caring man. He loved to tease and joke. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He was laid to rest next to his late wife of 54 years at Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens.
SMITH, Howard W.
(39 year employee (electrician) of General Motors of Canada) Peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, at Lakeridge Health Corp. Whitby, on Sunday, September 11, 2005, in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Lois (nee Allman) for 57 years. Much loved father to his children, Joanne Stockdale and her husband Jim, Melanie Holyk and her husband Ken, and James Smith. Devoted grandfather to Tina Bendzsa and her husband Mark , Tricia Quinn and her husband Dan, Steve Holyk and his wife Carla, Scott Holyk and Alycia Holyk and great-grandfather to Connor, Nathan, Caitlin and Abby. Dear brother of Sylvia Sadler and her husband Bill and brother-in-law to Lucille Smith and Betty-Ann Dodds and her friend Dick. Predeceased by his brothers Cliff, Alan and Ronald and his sisters Edna Richards, Winnie Kirkpatrick and Hazel Saunders. Relatives and friends will be received at McINTOSH-ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME, 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Service in the chapel on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. Interment Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Howard to the Oshawa General Hospital Foundation (Oncology Dept.) would be appreciated. Special thanks to Michelle Acorn and her staff at Lakeridge Health Corp. Whitby
MARSH, Ronald George “Ron”
(Retired employee of General Motors Canada) Suddenly at St. Michael’s Hospital on Saturday, September 10th, 2005 in his 76th year. Dearly beloved husband of Betty of 52 years. Loving father of Ron (Linda), Don (Brenda), Brian (Debbie) and David (Tracey). Grandfather of Jennifer, Kristine, Amanda, Matthew, Mackenzie and Colin. Dear brother of Doreen Janzen, Evelyn Hood and the late Barbara Wilson. Friends were received at OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE “Thornton Chapel”, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) for Memorial visitation on Tuesday, September 13th from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, September 14th at 11:00 A.M. Donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lakeridge Health-Oshawa Dialysis Unit would be appreciated.
MORRISON, Thomas James 'Hartley'
(Active member of Harmony United Church, 30 year member of Cedar Lodge No. 270 A.F. & A.M., Associate of Ontario Motor Sales, over 25 year employee of General Motors of Canada, member of K-40/Kinsmen Club and active community volunteer) Peacefully surrounded by his family at Lakeridge Health Corp. Oshawa on Saturday, September 10, 2005, in his 75th year. Beloved husband of the late Shirley. Wonderful father of Michelle and her husband Dick Hofman, Thomas Morrison, and father-in-law of Lori Morrison. Cherished grandpa to Thomas Hofman, and Trevor and Kara Morrison. Dear brother of Norman and his wife Betty Morrison, the late Dewart 'Duke' and his wife Isabel Morrison, Hazel and Joy. Relatives and friends may pay their respects at McINTOSH-ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Masonic Lodge service at 7:00p.m. A service will be held at Harmony United Church, 15 Harmony Rd. N., Oshawa, on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens, Whitby. Donations in memory of Hartley to Harmony United Church or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.
POLAN, June Galbraith-Oliphant Simmons
At Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Saturday, September 10, 2005. Beloved wife of the late John (Jack) Polan and John (Jack) Simmons. Dear mother of David Simmons (Sandra) of Port Perry and Alan Simmons (Adele) of Hampton. Grandmother of Kathy and Laurie. Aunt of Ingrid Swanson of Oshawa. Lovingly remembered by her extended family. Friends may call at WHITBY BAPTIST CHURCH, 411 Gilbert Street East, Whitby for visitation on Tuesday September 20th from 6:00 P.M. until time of Service at 7 o’clock. Memorial donations to the Durham Region Cancer Centre or the Ontario Humane Society would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements under the direction of OSHAWA FUNERAL SERVICE “Thornton Chapel” 847 King Street West (905-721-1234).
VARGA, Frank Sr., BSc. MEd. 1933-2005
On Saturday September 10, 2005 God called home Frank Rudolf Varga. Son of the late Julia Varga (nee Minacs) and Janos Varga. Dearly missed brother of Shirley (Alfred) Bino. Born in Toronto, on July 8th, 1933. Frank will be tremendously missed by his devoted wife of twenty-eight years Shirley Varga (nee Hughes) and loving children John, Julia, Frank Jr., adopted daughter Shelley and step-children Debra (Ken) Hodgins and Leslie Jr. (Deb) Shaw. Frank also leaves behind seven grandchildren, in-laws, nieces and nephews whom he loved. A man who influenced the lives of so many, Frank was a devoted secondary school teacher of 35 years, teaching students at Eastdale Collegiate in Oshawa and as a Technical Director at Bowmanville High School. Private visitation was held at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, Monday September 12, 2005. Prayers and service for friends and relatives will be held on Friday September 16th at 3 p.m. at UNION CEMETERY in Oshawa (located at Hwy. #2 West).
BITONDO, Vita Maria
Passed away peacefully at home on Friday, September 9th, 2005 in her 88th year. Predeceased by her husband Giovanni of 63 years. Beloved mother of Leonardo (Caterina). Cherished grandmother of Vitina (Joel) Dahl, Rosalina and Giovanni. Great-grandmother of Jadyn, Ashleigh, Ava and Hunter. She will be deeply missed by her family and her many dear friends here and in Italy and America. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church (82 Church Street South, Ajax) on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Should family and friends so desire, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Hospital for Sick Children would be greatly appreciated.
BUCKINGHAM, Dorothy E
Peacefully at her home in Oshawa on Friday September 9, 2005 in her 80th year. Dorothy, beloved mother of Steve Buckingham and his wife Lois of Kitchener, Paul Buckingham and his wife Cindy of Ladysmith, BC, Rick Buckingham and his wife Sheila of Peterborough, Keith Buckingham and his wife Sherry, and the late Bryan Buckingham (2004). Loved grandmother of Brian Jr., Rodney, Charles, Andrew, Marie, Jenny, Lindsay, Jamie, Jessica, Trenton, Ryan, Kyle, Deanna, Katie, Teresa, Joel, Kaitlyn and will be missed by her great grandchildren. Dear sister of Florence and John. Friends may call at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa, on Wednesday September 14th from 7-9pm. A funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Thursday September 15th at 11am. Cremation. Memorial donations to the Durham Lung Association or the Canadian Red Cross would be greatly appreciated by Dorothy’s family.
GALE, Harry Arnold
April 1, 1945 - September 9, 2005 It is with deepest sadness that we announce the passing of Harry Arnold Gale, known to everyone as 'Arnie'. With his loving wife Elizabeth (Bette)(nee Arnold) holding his hand and by his side he left this world all too young at age sixty. He was born in Winnipeg and was predeceased by his former wife Maggie, his mother Muriel (Bobby) and father Harry (Doc). He leaves behind his sister Melody and brother Mark, nephew Matthew and niece Natalie all of Winnipeg, also a loving mom-in-law Jessie and brothers-in-law Thom, Jim and Fred and their respective wives Gerda, Karen and Jan, his best fishing partner nephew Dave and favourite niece Lauren all of Whitby and nieces Michelle and Melanie of Barrie. Arnie managed the local Zurich Insurance claims office until it was closed and he then worked for Zurich in Toronto. He was eagerly anticipating retirement with his adoring wife Bette when the terrible scourge of cancer hit him in February. He fought bravely but this time cancer won. Please please we must find a cure for this hateful disease! Arnie also leaves behind many wonderful friends and his beloved cat Murray. He was a caring, funny, generous and loving husband and man and the world is a better place for him having been here. We never die when we live in the hearts of those who love us, and love him we did, and do. Mr. Gale will be resting at the W.C. TOWN FUNERAL CHAPEL, 110 Dundas Street East, Whitby 905-668-3410 on Sunday September 11, 2005 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service in the chapel on Monday September 12, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Thornton Cemetery.
Suddenly passed away on September 9, 2005 in his 51st year. Husband of Sharon and father of Matthew and Taylor. Son of Reta and the late John Moody. Brother of Ron (Laurie), Peter (Karen), Thom (Sherrie) and Neil (Kathy). Uncle to his 13 nieces and nephews. Son-in-law of Ted and Shirley Grenis. He will be sadly missed by many family and friends. Funeral Service to take place on Monday, September 12, 2005 at 12 p.m. at the Amberlea Presbyterian Church (1820 Whites Road, Pickering). In lieu of flowers, and should family and friends so desire, donations to Matthew and Taylor Moody Education Trust Fund in care of Hills, Salah L.L.P. (1168 Warden Ave., Toronto M1R2R1) would be greatly appreciated.