(past employee with G.M. Canada, Oshawa, member of the Newcastle Horticultural Society) after a courageous battle with cancer at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Friday, August 31, 2007, in her 49th year. Loving wife of Glen Wagar. Cherished mother of Montana Dey and Ericka and Drew Wagar. Daughter of Zory and Victoria Lesnick. Sister of Darlene (Michael Sullivan) and Zory (Cindy Lovelock and children Shelby and Jamie). Friends may call at the NEWCASTLE FUNERAL HOME, 386 Mill St., S. (just north of 401 at the lights) on Sunday, September 2, 2007 from 2 – 5 p.m. At the family’s request there is to be no funeral service. Memorial donations may be made to N.O.C.A (National Ovarian Cancer Association).
REVEREND N.J. Gignac (PP)
Passed peacefully, wrapped in God's love, at the Houses of Providence in Toronto on Friday August 31, 2007, at the age of 87. Fr. Norbert was the son of the late Louis Gignac and Ephygenie Doucette of Penetanguishene, and was one of 16 siblings. He is survived by his beloved sister, Sister Mary Zelie (Helen) CSJ. Father is predeceased by 14 of his brothers and sisters. He will be deeply missed by his sisters-in-law Marie Gignac and Lillian Gignac and his many nieces and nephews. Father Gignac was an active priest in the Archdiocese of Toronto for 62 years. Upon his Ordination on May 26th, 1945, Father began his life long love of people and parishes. He served as Pastor at St. Patrick's, Markham and St. Mary's Victoria Harbour. As founding Pastor of Saint Mary of the People in Oshawa (1957) and Saint Joseph the Worker in Oshawa (1985) Father is lovingly remembered by so many lives that he touched in his work for the Lord. The family would like to thank the staff at the Houses of Providence Heath Care, the Archdiocese of Toronto and Anita for the compassionate care they gave him. Resting at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 1100 Mary Street North, Oshawa, Ontario on Monday September 3 from 2:00 to 8:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Joseph the Worker Parish on Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Donations in Father's memory can be made to the Rev. N.J. Gignac Bursary Fund, St. Augustine's Seminary, or to Share Life. Arrangements entrusted to the Paul O'Connor Funeral Home
HUGHSON, William (Bill) Errol
On Friday, August 31, 2007 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, at the age of 86 years. Bill was the only child of the late Errol Brisbane and Gertrude (Wise) Hughson of Toronto. He is survived by his son Errol (Anne) of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and his daughter Maura of Bayshore Village, Brechin, Ontario. He leaves his grandsons, David, Peter and Matthew, all of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and his dear friend Stephanie of Ajax, Ontario. An all-round athlete, Bill's favourite sport was golf. As a golfer in Toronto, he won championships at Woodbine, St. Andrews and Glen Mar. In Daytona Beach, Florida he played the Spruce Creek Country Club, and was also a non-resident member of Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach - the home of The Players Championship and the famous 17th hole ''island green''. In the late 1980's while playing in a Pro-Am event that included P.G.A. members, Bill won the amateur portion of the event. Some of Bill's fondest memories are working in the Pro Shop with his buddy ''Al''. He served six years as a member of the R.C.N.V.R., entering as an ordinary seaman and rising to the rank of Lieutenant. He was Commanding Officer of H.M.C.S. Saguenay, and at the time of his discharge in 1946, he was Commanding Officer of H.M.C.S. Portage. He served in both the North Atlantic and the Aleutian Islands. We would like to thank Dr. David Ibsen, the staff at the Colonial Retirement Home, and the Palliative Care team at Lakeridge Health Oshawa for their care and compassion. Flowers are gratefully declined. The family would appreciate donations made in Bill's name to the Canadian Cancer Society.
McKINNON, Gladys Pearl (nee Melbourne)
Passed away peacefully on Friday, August 31st, 2007 at Lakeridge Health-Oshawa in her 88th year. She was loved and adored by her family and was the best Mom to Jacquie Hare (David) and Gladys Kerr (Alan); the best Grammy to Jody (John), Jeff (Michelle) and Dan (Jennifer); and the best Great Grammy to David, Matthew, Liam, Avery and Nolan. Predeceased by her husband John (Jack) McKinnon. Pearl was a special lady who will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Special thanks to staff at Carriage House, Whitby Dialysis Unit and 3F. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will follow at a later date.
NEWHOOK, Rodney Ellis
Peacefully on Friday, August 31st, 2007 at Lakeridge Health-Oshawa, in his 50th year with his family by his side. Beloved husband of Lily. Loving father of Angela and Casey. Rodney (Newf) will be sadly missed by his many brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, friends and his buddy Gilmour. Friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Tuesday, September 4th from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Funeral Service and Committal complete in the Chapel on Wednesday, September 5th at 1:00 P.M. Followed by cremation. As expressions of sympathy donations to Durham Regional Cancer Centre would be greatly appreciated by the family.
PATTERSON, Ruby Joyce
Age 76 years. Passed away suddenly at her home, on Friday August 31, 2007. Beloved wife of Cliff for 56 years. Dear mom of Judy-Ann & her husband Paul, Cathleen & her husband Larry, Cassandra. She was predeceased by her son the late Lyndon Wayne Patterson. Caring grandma to Lynn, Christi-Lee, Steven, Matthew, Sarah, Lara, Erin and LeAnn. Great-grandma to Anthony, Emily, and Mason. Dear sister of Hazel, David & his wife Gladys. She will be sadly missed by her many dear family and friends. Visitation will take place at THE NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. N. Bowmanville, 2-4 & 7-9 pm Tuesday Sept. 4, 2007. Funeral Service will be held in COLLEGE PARK SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH , Oshawa 1 pm Wednesday Sept.5, 2007. Cremation. Memorial Donations may be made to ADRA.
Passed away peacefully at Toronto General Hospital on Thursday, August 30th, 2007 in his 62nd year. Dearly beloved husband of Cecilia for 40 years. Loving and supporting father of Jackie Annese and Mike Annese (Erin Oullahan). Fondly remembered by many friends and relatives. Dear Nonno of Vanessa, Lucy and Max. Born in Molfetta, Bari Italy in 1946, Domenico moved to Canada in 1966 and worked as a butcher for over 30 years and worked very hard to support his family and provide the best life for them. Friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Sunday, September 2nd from 7-9 P.M. and Monday September 3rd from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial to take place at the church of ST. GREGORY THE GREAT, (194 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa, Corner of Simcoe and Adelaide) on Tuesday at 10:30 A.M. Interment Christ the King Catholic Cemetery (Markham, Ontario).
BEETSMA, Jane Tena
(Member of Retirees Group at Calvary Baptist Church and Home League Fellowship at Salvation Army Church) Gone to be with her Lord and Saviour on Thursday August 30, 2007, in her 61st year. Daughter of the late Siebrigjye and Louis Beetsma. Loving sister of Alberta Booker-Barr of Earlton and Tena and her husband Don Corris of Smiths Falls. Will be lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews; Rob, Bonnie, Randy, William, Vicki, Jennifer and their families, and her friends; Arianne, Pat, Susan and Robert. Relatives and friends may call at McINTOSH-ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME, 152 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Friday from 6-9 p.m. A service will be held in the chapel on Saturday September 1st, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. followed by interment at Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Jane to the R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family.
BLYTH, Sophie Amalie
Peacefully, on Thursday, August 30, 2007 at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Oshawa, 9 days after her 90th birthday. Sophie (nee Miller) of Port Perry, beloved wife of the late George Blyth (1960). Loving mother of Carol and her husband John Doyle of Nestleton. Loved grandmother of Karen and her husband Darryl Linnington of Jonesboro, Arkansas and Tracy Doyle of New York and great grandmother of Meghan Linnington. Predeceased by her sisters Elizabeth and Christine, and her brothers Fredrick, Charles and Joseph. Sophie will be missed by her nephew Richard Miller of Caesarea. The family of Sophie Blyth will receive friends at the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, McDermott-Panabaker Chapelî, 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Sunday, September 2nd from 2 ñ 4 and 7 ñ 9 p.m. A Service to celebrate her life will be held in the Chapel on Monday, September 3rd at 11 a.m. with Reverend Elaine Sveet officiating. Interment Nestleton United Church Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Port Perry Hospital Foundation.
On August 30, 2007 at Lakeridge Health Centre Oshawa. Jean, loving and devoted wife of the late John ''Irish''. Dear mother of Marnie and her husband Wayne Barefoot, James and his wife Aline, and Moira Ellison. Cherished Grandma of Jennifer and her husband Brian Goddard, Natalie and her husband Brighton Watambwa, Shaun Ellison and Patrick Ellison. Jean will be missed by her many family and friends in Northern Ireland. Jean was an accomplished pianist. She was very proud to be involved in the founding / start of St. Timothy's Presbyterian Church in Ajax, where she served in many different capacities over the years. She was a current member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Whitby. The family will receive friends at the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (209 Cochrane Street, Whitby) on Tuesday, September 18th, 2007 from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service at 12 noon. Donations may be made to the Canadian Kidney Foundation or Glen Hill Terrace Resident Inc. (Nursing Home Foundation) Tekoa Manor, 200 Glen Hill Drive South, Whitby, Ontario L1N 9W2 in Jean's memory.
KIMBALL, Lorraine Marie (nee Quibell)
Peacefully at the P.R.H.C. on Thursday, August 30, 2007 in her 72nd year. Beloved wife of the late James Earl Kimball. Devoted mother of Carolyn, Steven, David, Thomas, Larry and Dianne. Sadly missed by her 10 grandchildren. Dear sister of Tom Quibell, Eric Quibell and Shirley Steele. Friends may call at the HIGHLAND PARK VISITATION/RECEPTION, 2510 Bensfort Rd. (at River Rd. S.) on Saturday, September 1, from 11a.m. until time of service in the chapel at 12 noon. Interment Little lake Cemetery. Donations in Lorraine’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through NEWCASTLE FUNERAL HOME, 1-877-987-3964, with whom arrangements have been entrusted.
Born December 15th, 1922, Zeeland, Netherlands. Passed away peacefully at Hillsdale Estates on Thursday, August 30th, 2007 at the age of 84 years. Martinus predeceased by loving wife Johanna (2003). Dear father of Rita Betts (the late Art), Mary Jeffreys (Larry), Bill Pittens (Marianne), John Pittens (Brenda), Dorothy Spencer (Teg), Dianne Kerstens (John) and Tony Pittens (Rhonda). Predeceased by two daughters Maria and Joanne. Lovingly remembered by twenty-five grandchildren. Predeceased by granddaughter Ashley Pittens. Adored by seventeen great grandchildren. Survived by sister Anna of the Netherlands, and predeceased by sisters Tonia, Dora, Marie and Kay. A sincere thanks to Hillsdale Estates “Pineridge Place” and “Blueberry Hill”, for the exceptional support and care. Friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Monday, September 3rd from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial to be held at HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH, (91 Ribblesdale Dr., Whitby) on Tuesday, September 4th at 11:00 A.M. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Donations to Alzheimer Society or Sick Kids Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
VARLEY, Harold James
(Retired Employee of Bell Canada, after 32 years of service) - At Lakeridge Health, Oshawa on Thursday August 30, 2007, Harold Varley at 76 years of age. Beloved husband of Frances (nee Crouchley). Loving father of Douglas, and Heather and her husband John Dean. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Shannon and Tyler. Dear brother of James Varley and his wife Joan and Mary Buckley and her husband Al. Harold will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa with complete funeral service in the Chapel on Sunday September 2, 2007 at 2 p.m. Cremation. Memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m.
BOEKEE, Johannes (John)
The Lord in his infinite wisdom took from us our father and Opa in his 84th year at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on August 29th, 2007. Beloved husband to the late Hilda Boekee. Lovingly remembered by Ed & Cathy Boekee, Jeffrey; Cor & Rosaline Boekee, Jon & Amy, Steven, Mike & Brittany, Kristen & Garret; Art & Jeanette Boekee, Heather, Janita, Scott, Kara, Nicole, Mark; Jake & Joyce Boekee, Karen, Jeremy, John, Rebecca, Rachel, Andrew, Steven, Benjamin; Martin & Beverly Boekee, Dan & Tanya, Rachel, Ken & Alicia; Fred & Caroline Boekee, Marie, Matthew, Christopher, Melissa, David, Michael, Susanna, Robert; Corinne & Jim Smedes, David, Nathan, Jessica, Jason. Survived by his sisters Maartje Buursma, Janettje DeJager, Mientje Van Duin & Jopie Freke. Visitation will be held at THE NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, Bowmanville, on Friday August 31st, 2007 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral Service will be held at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, Bowmanville on Saturday September 1st, 2007 at 11 am. Interment Orono Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to a Christian Charity of your Choice.
BROCK, Alice Georgina
Peacefully in her sleep at her residence on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at the age of 101 years. Alice, beloved wife of the late L. Ray Brock. Loving mother of Al and his wife Sheila, daughter-in-law Hilda and the late Elton Brock, Ron Brock and his wife Shirley. Loved grandmother of Terry Brock, Patti Barrie, Grant Brock, Dan Brock, Donna Lindberg, Paul Brock, Vicky Brooks, Michael Brock, Cory Brock and the late Doug Brock and 21 great-grandchildren. Friends may pay their respects at the MORRIS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 4 Division St., Bowmanville on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the MORRIS CHAPEL on Friday at 1 p.m. Interment Bowmanville Cemetery. Donations in Alice’s memory to Trinity United Church would be gratefully appreciated.
Retired from Ironworkers Local 721) Suddenly passed away at the Rouge Valley Health Centre - Ajax, on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 in his 83rd year. Beloved and devoted husband of Mary for 62 years. Loving father of Hugh and his wife Audrey, Bern and his wife Nancy, Donna and her husband Ron Elliott, Sylvia and her husband Hal Busch, Brian and his wife Debbie. Cherished Poppy of Stephanie, Cassie, Christopher, Jason, Miranda, Jessica, Lauren, Leonard, Bradley, Jordan and the late Robert. Also great-grandfather of James, Jack, Jasper and Paychantz. Sylvester will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends at the MOUNT LAWN RECEPTION CENTRE, 21 Garrard Rd., Whitby, ON (just North of Dundas St.) 905-665-0600 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, August 30, 2007. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Bernadette's Roman Catholic Church, 21 Bayly St., Ajax, ON (S.E. corner of Harwood and Bayly) at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 31, 2007. Cremation. If so desired, donations to the Rouge Valley Health Centre - Ajax would be appreciated.
Peacefully, at his residence on Wednesday, August 29th, 2007. Beloved partner to Barb Thompson, and loving daughter Sarah Greer. Fondly remembered by Cheryl and Gary Thompson. Leaves behind his loving father Bob and partner Mary and siblings, Robert, Cathy (Peter), Sheryl (Jamie), Theresa (Dave), Lorie (Andy), Donna (Tom) and Marc. Larry will also be missed by Barb’s Parents, Nancy and Larry Heroux as well as Barb’s siblings, Robert (Maryanne), Butch and Bryan. Will forever be remembered by his nieces, nephews and all other family members as well as many, many friends. Friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Monday, September 3rd from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial to be held on Tuesday, September 4th 10:00 A.M. at ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST CHURCH (903 Giffard St., Whitby). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or Charity of Choice.
KERR, Lea Dina (nee Jones)
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 29th, 2007 at Markham Stouffville Hospital in her 70th year. Cherished mother of Wayne (Kelly) and Julie (Jim Walker). Survived and sadly missed by her brothers and sisters Bella (George Pritchard), Jackie Jones, Mona (Gerald Robichaud), Donald (Thelma), Annie Jones(Denis), Maurice (Pierette). Greatly missed by her brothers and sisters-in-law, George Kerr (Nina), Jacqueline (Seldon Hughes), Charles Kerr (Maxine), Joe Kerr (Betty). Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by her husband Dawson Kerr and her brothers Walter Jones and Arthur Jones. Friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Friday, August 31st from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 P.M. Funeral Service to be held Saturday, September 1st at 10:00 A.M. in our Chapel. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Canadian Lung Association would be welcomed.
Entered into rest at Toronto East General Hospital on Wednesday August 29, 2007 in his 59th year. Survived by his children Craig, Lisa, Chris, by his wife Mary and by his mother Enid McConkey. Fondly remembered by his brothers Stephen and Roger and by his many relatives and friends. The family will receive friends at the W.C. TOWN FUNERAL CHAPEL, 110 Dundas Street East, Whitby (905-668-3410) from 10 to 11am Saturday September 1, 2007 followed by a Service in the Chapel at 11am. Cremation. In memoriam, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.