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BONEKAT, Sonja  - Passed away peacefully on Saturday February 25, 2017, in her 71st year.

Beloved wife of the late John Bonekat.

Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Oliver, Kim, Angela, and Tom.


Goddard GertrudeGODDARD, Gertrude "Gertie"  - Passed away peacefully on February 25, 2017 with family by her side at ThorntonView Nursing Home on her 89th birthday.

Beloved wife of the late John (Jack) Goddard of Whitby, Ontario.

Cherished mother of John (Heather) Goddard, and Rosalie (Tom) Parker.

She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Christie (Darryl) Pigeau, Shelley (Shane) Miller, John (Kelly) Parker, Kim and Jackie Goddard. Loving Great-Grandmother to Hayden and Sawyer Pigeau, and Callie and Jack Miller.

Loving sister of Dolly and Doris, predeceased by her twin Edna, Rose, Fred, and Jim.


COTE, Jacques (Jack) – Passed away at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the age of 67.

Jacques, beloved husband and best friend of Gloria (Brent).

Dear father of Jennifer, Jean-Pierre and Dany. Awesome stepfather of Brent (Shawna) Badour, and Tracy (Joe) Chancy.


McCallum MaryMcCALLUM, Mary - Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa in her 66th year.

Beloved wife of Thomas. Loving mother of Jim (Rachel), Christeen and her husband Drew.

Scott (Kandi) and step daughter Darcey and her late husband Richard. Sadly missed by grandchildren J.T., Abby, Lexie, Gillian, Brooke, Riley, Kaylen, Jessica and Cameron.

Cherished daughter of Nina. Dear sister of Irene and missed by her nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her father Sam and her brothers Bill and Bohdan.


Douglas SydneyDOUGLAS, Sydney Xavier  - March 26, 1992 - February 20, 2017

Passed away Monday February 20th, 2017 at the age of 24.

Lovingly remembered and survived by his parents, Martin and Lesley Douglas, his siblings, Jasmine and Malik, his Grandparents Compton and Esther Douglas and Irene McEvers.

He will be sadly missed by his girlfriend Stephanie Edwards, many cousins, Uncles and Aunties.

Sydney was a beautiful soul who will be missed beyond measure.

We invite and encourage all of Syd's friends and family friends to join with us as we pay tribute to him and celebrate his life.


Peralta MarlenePERALTA, Marlene  - Passed away peacefully with family by her side at the Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the age of 81 years.

Predeceased by her loving husband Stanley, and her dearest son Stephen.

Loving and devoted mother of Michael (Annie), Sandra Thompson (Carl), Alan (Venessa) and Karen Peralta.

Cherished grandmother of Christopher and Lauren.

Marlene will be remembered for her commitment to caring for her children and grandchildren.


Herbert Jean MarieHEBERT, Jean-Marie - Retired 42-year employee of Ontario Hydro.

Passed away at Hillsdale Estates on February 23, 2017 at the age of 86.

Beloved husband of Evelyne Margaret (nee Lahaie) for 65 years.

Dear father of Johanne Richard, Francine Hebert and predeceased by Richard Hebert.

Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Jennifer and Nicole Richard, Chantal, Danielle and Jesse Oswald and great-grandchildren Sienna, Jayden, Aria, Isabelle and Giselle.

Brother of Mathilde Landry and predeceased by 12 brothers and sisters.


HURLEY, Sheila (nee O’Connor) - Died peacefully on February 23, 2017 with her beloved husband, Donal, at her side.

She will be greatly missed by her daughters, Kathleen (Glen), Monica (Rob), and Eileen (Andrew).

Paul, her first born child died in August of 2016. Sheila was the adored grandmother of Clare, Hannah, Emma, and Ava. 


CARON, Audrey Florence  - Passed away peacefully at the Bon Air Residence, Cannington on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, age 91.

Audrey was predeceased by her loving husband, Guy (1980) and is the beloved mother of Mike (Patricia), Rob (Lisa), Gary (Julina), the late Monique and Nicole (Stan).


MacKinnon EarleMacKINNON, Earle Robert  - (Retired Bell Canada, Partner Brooklin Vintage Décor Antiques)

Passed away suddenly and peacefully in his sleep in his home on Wednesday February 22nd, 2017 at the age of 70

Dearly loved husband of Sharon MacKinnon for nearly 50 years.

Much loved Dad of Cynthia and her husband Steve and Jeremy all of Brooklin.

Grandfather of Chloe Anderson. Pre-deceased by his Angel grand-daughter Emily.

Dear brother of Joyce Geddes and her husband Garnet of New Brunswick. Brother-in-law of Steven Powers and his wife Donna of New Brunswick.


McCormack JohnMcCORMACK, John Ronald (Goose) - It is with great sadness that the family of Johnny McCormack announces his passing after a brief illness, on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017, at the age of 91 years.

Born in Edmonton, Alberta, John found his way to St. Michael's by way of the Southern California Hockey League's Hollywood Wolves.

The St. Michael's Majors won the Memorial Cup in 1945. In those 9 playoff games Johnny had 10 goals and assisted on 11 others.

After the playoffs, at 19, John enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy. Luckily, the war ended that same year.

In 1948, John played 3 games for the Toronto Maple Leafs but spent the majority of the time with the Toronto Marlies. In 1949-50, the Marlies won the Allan Cup. John contributed 7 goals and 8 assists in the 13 playoff games.


Hamilton WilliamHAMILTON, William John 'Billy' - (August 5, 1955 - February 22, 2017) - 

Born August 5th, 1955 in South Porcupine, Ontario.

Passed away on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa after a long struggle with multiple strokes. 

A true gentleman and a man of his word. Billy will be sadly missed by his soulmate Linda Grieco and her family. Grampa to Blake, Aiden and Claudia.

Billy is survived by his brother Bobby and his devoted nephew Cameron MacLeod Jones.

Billy leaves behind countless friends and co-workers from Muskoka Cottage Brewery.


VandeVossenberg MarieVANDE VOSSENBERG, Marie Jeanne Leonie - Passed away peacefully at Hillsdale Terraces in Oshawa on February 21, 2017 in her 91st year.

Beloved wife of the late Johannes.

Cherished mother of Cathy (Brian), Anita (late Dan), Mary Ann, Jacqueline (Tom), Monica (Mark), James, and Pierre.

Oma of 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.


Mascurine HoraceMASCURINE, Horace Clarence  - Passed away peacefully at the age of 85, surrounded by his family on February 21, 2017 at Scarborough General Hospital.

Beloved husband of Margaret.

Cherished father of Matilda and her husband David Rozario.

Loving Grandpa of Mandy. Horace will be sadly missed by his cherished family members including Hazel, Sandra, Cornel, Dawn, Shaun and Darsha, Greg, Kandy, Ryan and Tyler, Teresa, Will, Natasha and Emily.

A sincere thank you to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Scarborough General Hospital.


Maxwell MaryMAXWELL, Mary (Mar Mar)  - Passed away peacefully in her sleep at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Tuesday February 21, 2017 at the age of 61.

Beloved wife of Douglas.

Loving mother of Marion, Jamie, Crystal, Jennifer and Matthew. 

Cherished nana of 7 grandchildren.

Survived by her brothers Eric, Chuck, John and her sister Ann.

Predeceased by her brother George and sister Chris.

Will be lovingly remembered by nieces, nephews and extended family.


BRATZIW, Wasyl  - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on February 21, at the age of 94.

Beloved husband of Stephania.

Cherished father of Anna and stepfather of Lidia (Frank).  Godfather to Olga.

Proud grandfather of Joshua and Stephanie.

Wasyl will be dearly missed by all of his extended family and friends.


Jones MaryJONES, Mary Doris - 3/28/1924 - 2/21/2017

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Mary Jones on February 21, 2017 at the age of 92.

Loving mother of Darlene, Randy (Heather), Jimmy and Melody (Tom).

Cherished grandmother of Jason and the late Amanda and great-grandmother of Tyler.


Bernelot Moens MarjorieBERNELOT MOENS, Marjorie Anne - Passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family on February 21, 2017.

Loving mother of Joanna Shaw (Brian), Andrew Moens (Terry) and Heather Bernelot Moens.

Cherished grandmother of Anneliese, Sarah, Colin, Jack and Erica.

Beloved sister of Bill Harris of Sydney, BC.


Darmos PeterDARMOS, Peter Gregory  - 12/14/1942 - 2/21/2017

Passed away suddenly at home on February 21, 2017 at the age of 74.

Beloved father of Tracey and her husband Brian. 

Proud grandfather of Mitchell, Mackenzie and Marcus.

Adored brother of Diana.


RAMBARAN, Anthony (Tony)  - Anthony Rambaran, 37, died February 18th 2017 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Anthony is survived by his wife Jennifer, and fur-babies BooBear, Barnaby, and Buford.

He will be missed by his family and friends whom he loved dearly.


Elliott GloriaELLIOTT, Gloria Jean Elliott - (June, 1946 - February 20, 2017)

A kind, generous and loving woman who loved unconditionally has gone to be with her Heavenly Father.

A loving and dedicated wife to the late Murray Elliott (James & Kelly).

Mother to Lisa, Jennifer (Andrew) and Andrea (Charles). Loving grandmother to Jacob, Danielle, Nicholas, Jessica, Anthony and Lucas. Gloria adored her great granddaughter Nicole.

She leaves behind her sister Patsy and many nieces and nephews.


EVANS, Annie (nee Durant)  - Passed quietly on February 20th, 2017 at Scarborough Grace Hospital in her 92nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Donald Colville Evans.

Loving mother of Dale and her husband Perrin Sebu.


Theodoridis JohnTHEODORIDIS, John - (July 2, 1966 – February 20, 2017)

With great sadness our best friend John passed away unexpectedly with family at his side on Monday, February 20, 2017 at the age of 50.

Loving husband of Tammy.

Proud father of Justin and Rebecca. Father-in-law of Jessica.

Beloved son of Helen and the late George Theodoridis. Son-in-law of Alex and Diane Hason. Brother of George, Reinie and Gary, Kim and Geoff.


WAZNICKY, Susan Waznicky - It is with great sadness, the family announces the passing of Susan Waznicky, on Monday, February 20, 2017.

Susan was the daughter of the late Tom and Frankie Driscoll.

She was the much loved mother of Jake and Joel (Gabriella). Susan will be dearly missed by her two grandchildren Olivia and Charlie.


Raczkowski EleonoraRACZKOWSKI, Eleonora - In loving memory of Eleonora Sophia Raczkowski, who peacefully passed away in her sleep, into the presence of her Lord Jesus Christ on the morning of Monday, February 20th, 2017, at the age of 88.

Beloved mother of Richard, Roman, Johnnie, Stanley, Lucia (Parks), Leon (Monroe), and Lena (Monroe).

She leaves behind ten grandchildren, one of which has predeceased her; and ten great grandchildren. In church life she was well-known as “Grandma” in Children’s Ministries.

One of her favourite Scripture passages was:

Matthew 5:8, “ Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”