THURSBY, George Reginald “Reg”
(Past member of Kedron Dells Golf Club, Canada Post retiree) Passed away peacefully at Rouge Valley Health, Ajax on his 86th birthday, Saturday July 14, 2007. Beloved husband of Frances Thursby. Loving father of Linda Tamney (Rod), Joan Thursby (Jim Greene) and Donna Filion (Bret). Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Danny, Dale, Darryl, Laura, Trevor, Candice and Connor. Dear brother of Helen Turner. Predeceased by his sister Irene Ihnat and his brothers Clarence and Mervin Thursby. Resting at The ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, with Mass of Christian Burial in St. Gregory’s Roman Catholic Church, 194 Simcoe Street North, on Tuesday July 17th, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. Cremation. Donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday.
TRAVISS, Dianna L.
Suddenly at her residence on Saturday, July 14, 2007 at the age of 61 years. Dianna, beloved wife of Stewart H. Traviss. Loving mother of Paul Traviss. Loved sister of John Geddes and James Geddes and his wife Ruth. Dear Sister-in-law of Jean, Joyce, Margaret, Ken, Morley, Beverly, Ruth, Brian, Lorne, Bob, Shirley, Mary, Terry and the late Barb, Don and Clifford. Friends may pay their respects at the MORRIS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 4 Division St., Bowmanville on Monday, July 16, 2007 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. Funeral service complete in the MORRIS CHAPEL on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at 1 p.m. Cremation at Bowmanville Crematorium. Donations in Dianna’s memory to the Bowmanville Salvation Army would be gratefully appreciated.
TUCKER, Alice (Elsie)
At Foster brooke Long Term Care Facility, Newcastle, on Saturday, July 14, 2007, in her 89th year. Wife of the late Clarance Tucker. Loving mother of Barbara and her husband David Cullingworth of Newcastle, and Robert Tucker and his wife Sharon Powell of Montreal. Sadly missed by grandchildren James, Douglas, John, Elizabeth, and great-grandchildren Tommy, Emily, Katrina, Ashlee, and Anthony. Dear sister of Louise Zarbatany of Toronto. Friends may call at the NEWCASTLE FUNERAL HOME, 386 Mill St. S. (just north of 401 at the lights) on Monday, July 16, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. A service will also be held at the Armstrong Funeral Home, Montreal, Quebec, followed by interment at Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal, on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, donations in Alice’s memory to Foster brooke’s Alive Program would be appreciated by her family. .)
GIBSON, John Albert
Passed away peacefully at his home on Friday July 13th 2007. Beloved husband of the late Alice Gibson. Dear father of Barbara Ann Gibson, Cheryel Ann Arends, John Douglas Gibson, Eileen Joan and her husband Jim Biggs, Garnet Eric Gibson and Richard Darryl Gibson. Loving grandfather of Robert, Tyler, Nathan, Cameron, Joshua, Kyle, Shannon, Erin, Lacey, Amanda and great-grandfather of Ce’nedra and Brock. Visitation will be held at THE NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. N. Bowmanville on Sunday July15th, 2007 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral Service will take place in our Chapel 11 am Monday July 16th, 2007. Interment Bowmanville Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to The CNIB Blind Children, Salvation Army.
MICHAELIS, Dawson Charles
At The Wynfields Residence on Friday, July 13, 2007 at the age of 71 years. Dawson was the loving and devoted husband of Dianne. Caring brother of Glen and his wife Darlene and Emmerson and his wife Ingrid of Palmer Rapids. Dear brother-in-law of June and her husband Alex Cosens and George Richards and his wife Gloria. Parents John and Martha and his sister Isabel predeceased Dawson. He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may pay their respects at the MORRIS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 4 Division St., Bowmanville on Sunday, July 15, 2007 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. Funeral service complete in the MORRIS CHAPEL on Monday, July 16, 2007 at 1 p.m. Cremation at Bowmanville Crematorium. Donation in Dawson’s memory to the Durham Region Alzheimer Association would be gratefully appreciated.
MORRISSEY, Bernard “Bernie” Earl
As was his wish Bernie passed away in the comfort of his home with his family by his side, July 13th 2007 at age 78. Loved husband of Elizabeth (Betty). Father of David and his wife Charmaine, Brian and his wife Tracey, Michael and his girl friend Elizabeth. Lovingly remembered by his grandson Joshua, his granddaughter Amanda and feline companion Ninja. Dear son of the late Edward and Irene Morrissey of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Survived by his sisters Evelyn Aulenbach and Harry of Blockhouse, N.S., Margaret Marriott and Ronny of Timberlea, N.S. and his brothers Bill Morrissey and Eleanor of Halifax, N.S. and Louis Morrissey of Timberlea, N.S. Predeceased by brothers Joseph and Lester. Will be lovingly remembered by the Lantz family: Bud and Joyce, Bill and Evelyn, Barb and their families. Friends may call at McINTOSH-ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME, LTD., 152 King Street East, Oshawa, L1H 1B6 (905-433-5558) on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held in the chapel on Friday July 20, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Entombment at Thornton Cemetery. Donations made in memory of Bernie to the A.L.S. of Canada, 300-265 Yorkland Blvd. Toronto, ON M2J 1S5 or the Canadian Lung Association would be greatly appreciated by the family.
ROBB, Helen Ida (nee Jones)
Peacefully passed away on Friday July 13, 2007 at the Lakeridge Health Oshawa in her 73rd year. Loving mother of Linda, Jim, Kim, David, Margaret and the late Keith and Stephen. Cherished nana of 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Beloved sister of Willard, Ann and Jim. Family will receive friends at the MOUNT LAWN RECEPTION CENTRE, 21 Garrard Road, Whitby (just north of Dundas St.) 905-665-0600 from 12 to 1 p.m. on Saturday July 21, 2007 with a Memorial chapel service to follow at 1:00 p.m. Cremation. If so desired, donations to the Charity of choice would be appreciated.
SAUNDERS, Chantel Marina Marlene
Suddenly as a result of a car accident, July 13, 2007. Cherished daughter of Tammy and Edward George of Brooklin. Much loved sister of Brittney and Desarae. Beloved Grand-Daughter of Nan Marina and Will Morrison and Nan Marlene George. Loved Great-Grand-Daughter of Nan & Pop Saunders. Lovingly remembered by many Great Aunts and Uncles families & friends. Chantel will also be missed by their family dog Sadie. Visitation will be held at Brooklin United Church, Cassels & Princess Streets, Brooklin, 2-4 and 7-9 Monday, (July 16th). Funeral service will be held at the Church Tuesday afternoon at 1pm (July 17th). In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family or to a Charity of choice would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements have be entrusted to MEMORIAL CHAPEL BROOKLIN, - 905-655-3662.
VAN HOUT, William Peter Maria
Passed away at Rouge Valley Health, Ajax on Friday July 13th, 2007 in his 86th year. Dearly loved husband of the late Martina Van Hout (2001). Much loved father of Bert Van Hout of Oshawa, Nelly Van Hout ( Reg Webb) of Pickering, Anita Miller (Dan) of Whitby and Martin Van Hout of Brooklin. Loving Opa of David, Katherine, Jennifer, Adam and Samantha. Predeceased by Sarah. Brother of Mien, Marietje and Theo. Predeceased by Drika, Bertha, John, Peter, Martien and Noud. Son of the late Hubertus and Martina Van Hout. Resting at MEMORIAL CHAPEL BROOKLIN, 79 Baldwin Street Brooklin Village from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday ( July 18) Then to St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, Watford Street Brooklin for Mass of Christian Burial Thursday morning at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Whitby. If desired memorial donations to St. Leo Catholic Church Building Fund, would be appreciated by the family . Prayers will be offered in the chapel Wednesday evening at 8 p.m.
WILLIAMS, Philip Hugh
(retired from General Motors) – Passed away peacefully at The Wynfield Residence, Oshawa, on Friday, July 13, 2007, in his 91st year. Phil, loving husband of the late Wilda Johnson and the late Aresta Ann (nee Martin). Step-father of Glenda Johnson and her husband Raymond Los of Norwood and Gary Johnson of Toronto. Step-grandfather of Krista and Greg and their daughter Ava, Mark, and Jennie. Uncle of Sandra Kelsey, and also survived by many other nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at the NEWCASTLE FUNERAL HOME, 386 Mill St. S. (just north of 401 at the lights) on Tuesday, July 17, at 11:00 a.m., with visiting for one hour prior to the service. Interment Bond Head Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Boy Scouts of Canada would be appreciated by the family. .)
BURROWS, Joseph Wilbur
Veteran of World War II, Member Of The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 419, Port Perry. Passed away peacefully with his family at his side at Lakeridge Health in Port Perry on Thursday July 12, 2007 in his 94th year. Joe Burrows husband of the late Jessie Burrows. Joe will be sadly missed by his loving companion Barb Pascoe. Loving father of Bonnie (Colin) Alford and Penny (Bob) Starr. Special Grampy of Nickie (Christina) Alford, Stacey (Dennis) Gatti, Ryan (Katie) Starr, Courtney Starr and great grandfather of Joey, Claire, Emily and Adalina. Dear brother of Russ Burrows. A complete funeral service was held in the chapel on Monday July 16, 2007 at 11 a.m. Cremation followed. Memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
COLAVECCHIA, Michele “Mike”
Peacefully at Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga on Thursday, July 12th, 2007 at the age of 77. Beloved husband of Luisa for 58 years. Dear father of Teresa Ricciuto and her husband Nick. Loving Nonno of Paul and Mary; and Alan and Melissa. Brother of Guido and the late Angelo Colavecchia. Brother-in-law of Vincenza Colavecchia, Vincenzo, Joe and Clessiana Romano. Friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Friday, July 13th from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the CHURCH OF ST. GREGORY THE GREAT (194 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa) on Saturday, July 14th at 9:00 A.M. ntombment at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
HOPKINS, Harold “Hoppy”
Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, July 12th, 2007. Survived by his loving wife Kay of 54 years. Sadly missed by his children Larry and Linda Hopkins, Terry and Stephanie Hopkins, Karen and Steve Fracz, Brian and Linda Hopkins, Julie and Bob Chapman. Proud Popa to Ashley, Zach, Cole, Tyler, Amanda, Laura and Brett. Predeceased by his parents Leonard and Kathryn, as well as a sister Nora. Survived by his brother Gerald and his sister Johanna. Harold will be deeply missed by his nieces and nephews, family and friends. Harold was a General Supervisor at General Motors, Oshawa Car Assembly Plant and retired after 43.2 years of service. We will miss our best friend, for his wisdom and sense of humor. Friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Sunday, July 15th from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER PARISH, 1100 Mary St. N., Oshawa on Monday, July 16th at 10:00 A.M. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations to Sharon’s Kids or the Durham Regional Cancer Centre.
MORISSETTE, Beatrice Amanda
Peacefully on Thursday July 12, 2007 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa in her 77th year. Beatrice, beloved wife for 42 years of John Morissette. Loving mother of Mark Jason Morissette and his wife Christie, Jim Morissette and his wife Margaret Lingard, June Marie Kinniburgh and her husband Scott, Jeanna Simpson and her husband Tod Reid, and Robyn Braidek. Loved grandmother of Tabatha Strychalski and her husband Rob, Michael Simpson, Tommy Brideau, Billy Brideau, Aaron Morissette, Sarah Morissette, Adam Braidek, Katelyn Amanda Kinniburgh, Conner Morissette, JulieAnn Morissette, and great grandmother of Chantelle, Joseph, and Jacob. Friends may call at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa, on Saturday July 14th from 1:30pm until funeral service time of 3pm. Cremation. Memorial Donations to the Durham Lung Association would be greatly appreciated by the family.
VIBERT, Anne Perpetua
At Lakeridge Health, Oshawa, following a brief illness, on Thursday July 12, 2007 at the age of 78. Anne Vibert, beloved wife of the late Donald. Loving mother of Wayne and his wife Barb, Judy and her husband Paul, Bill, Greg and his wife Teresa, and Paul. Dear sister of Patricia. Predeceased by sisters Nora, Mary and Edith. Lovingly remembered by 15 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Anne will be sadly missed by her extended family, relatives and friends. Resting at the COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1587 Highway #2, Courtice, 905-432-8484 (corner of Sandringham Dr. and Hwy #2) with Mass of Christian Burial in St. Therese Catholic Church, 3800 Courtice Road N. on Monday July 16 at 10 a.m. The family of Anne will receive friends at the Courtice Funeral Chapel on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery,, Whitby. Parish Prayers will be said in the Chapel on Sunday at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations to the Durham Regional Cancer Centre or the Diabetes Foundation would be appreciated. m/.
CLARK, William “Bill”
(WWII Veteran-Queen’s Own Rifles, retired employee of General Motors and member of CAW for 40 years, longtime member the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 112, Whitby, board member of Parkview Place for over 22 years) Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health-Oshawa on Wednesday, July 11th, 2007 in his 83rd year. Dearly beloved husband of Betty Clark for over 60 years. Loving father of the late Sandy Clark. Cherished Grandpa of Griffin and Alison Clark and Great-Grandpa of Aidan Clark. Dear brother of Jean Spicer of Oshawa. Bill is predeceased by his sisters May Mathews and Anne Hurst and his brother John Clark. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Saturday, July 14th from 12 Noon until time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 1:00 P.M. Memorial donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 112 or Charity of your choice would be appreciated.
CORNELIUS, Bertha Evelyn
peacefully on Wednesday July 11, 2007 at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville in her 84th year. Bertha, beloved wife of the late Cecil Cornelius. Loved mother of Frances and her husband Bill Andrew of Bowmanville, and Evelyn and her husband James Annan of Oshawa. Loved grandmother of Robert and Sherri Andrew, Brian and Melanie Pidgeon-Annan, and great grandmother of Sarah Andrew. Bertha is predeceased by her nine brothers and sisters. Bertha will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by her loving family and many dear friends. Friends may call at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa, on Thursday July 12th from 7pm -9pm. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday July 13th at 11am. Interment Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens, Whitby. Memorial donations to Durham Regional Cancer Centre, the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Charity of choice.
KING, Maureen (nee Cameron)
Died peacefully July 11, 2007 in her 89th year, of illnesses that weakened her body while the mind remained sharp. Her determination to be part of life kept her going a surprisingly long time. Maureen was born April 27th, 1919 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her parents were George and Susan (nee Rogers) Cameron and siblings Duncan, Robert, Bessie and Phyllis predeceased her. Maureen married Alfred King, 1946, in Belfast. They immigrated to Canada in 1949. Most of their 37 years of married life was spent at 919 Bayview Avenue, Whitby, Ontario. When Alf died in 1983 Maureen forged ahead meeting new challenges. Maureen and Alfred are survived by Alan, Paul (wife Susan), Elaine, Gayle (and husband Gary Dudeck). She was grandma to Leigh-Anne, Christopher, Adam, Matthew, Thomas, Peter, Chloe and Bradley. She will be missed by her niece Helen Rohacek (nee Walker) and nephews Cameron Walker and Gordon Cameron. We are overwhelmingly grateful for the kind care and companionship she experienced at Wyndfield Long-Term Care, Oshawa. Friends and family are invited to St. John's Anglican Church, Whitby. The visitation will be held Monday, July 16th, 10:00 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. Donations can be made to St. John's Anglican Church, 150 Victoria St. East, Whitby, Ontario L1N 9L8 (corner of Brock and Victoria) or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Le BLANC, Russell John Sr.
Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa on Wednesday July 11, 2007 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Mildred Daisy Le Blanc for 58 years. Loving father of Don (Wendy) and Russ “Rusty” (Pat). Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Michelle, Amy, Beth and Amanda. Dear brother of Odessa Hubbard of Yarmouth, N.S. and Theresa D’Amore of Massachusetts, U.S.A. He will greatly missed for his humourous quotes, guitar playing, singing and his loving manner. Resting at The ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-4711) with Funeral Service in the Chapel on Saturday July 14, 2007 at 11 o’clock. Cremation. Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday.
On July 11th, 2007. Lili, loving wife of the late Leonardo. Beloved mother of Gabriella and Mario. Cherished Nonna of Robin and Kristina. Great- Grandmother of Kaya. Sister of Anna, Felice and the late Edda and Clara. Lili will be deeply missed by her dear and loving caregiver Flordeliza and by her closest and dearest friend Adeline. Mass will be celebrated for Lili at 1 p.m. at St. Bernadette Church (21 Bayly Street East, Ajax). In lieu of flowers, donations to the Rouge Valley Health Centre Ajax Site, would be appreciated. Her beautiful spirit and unique sense of humour were an inspiration to us all.