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Perry DouglasPERRY, Douglas Francis   - 1931 – 2018  31 year retiree from General Motors

Peacefully passed away at Golden Plough Lodge, Cobourg on Tuesday February 20th, 2018

Beloved husband of Doreen Perry for 63 years.

Loving father of Andrew (Julie) and Carl (Deborah) and father in law of Gail Perry.

Oyagi WilliamOYAGI, William “Bill”  - (former owner of Durham Home Hardware, former President of the Whitby Historical Society)

Passed away at home on February 20, 2018 at the age of 84.

Loving father of Monique (Howard) and Grant (Sandra).


Hunt MarleneHUNT, Marlene Anne - Peacefully passed away on Tuesday February 20, 2018 in Peterborough, Ontario at the age of 72.

She is survived by her loving husband Tom Hunt, son Thomas Hunt Jr. and grandson Avery Hunt-Smyth.

She was predeceased by two beautiful children Robert Allen Hunt (Bobby) and David Joseph Hunt.


Rozema Betty AnneROZEMA, Betty-Anne (nee Walhout) - 25-year teacher at Knox Christian School.

Surrounded by her loving family, Betty-Anne went Home to be with her Lord on Tuesday February 20, 2018 at the age of 47.

Beloved wife of Marvin. Proud mother of Jonathan, Cole and Erica. 

Loving daughter of Paul & Bertha Walhout, and oldest sister of Jennifer Disbrow, Dave (Cathy) Walhout, Janet Boyd, Mike (Jill) Walhout and Karen Walhout.

Bednarz SophieBEDNARZ, Sophie (nee Kryszak)  - November 6, 1939 - February 19, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Sophie on Monday, February 19th, 2018, at the age of 78 years.

She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family.

Loving wife of the late Leon Bednarz. Cherished brother Joseph and Marjorie Kryszak, Jennifer and Kendra.

HEWIE, Kathleen “Kathy”  - Passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, February 19, 2018 at the age of 71.

Kathy was the beloved wife of Ron for over 55 years. Loving mother of Ron Jr. and Rick (Linda), dear sister of Morris (Joanne) and Joey; grandmother of Danny (Lacey).

FOUNTAIN, John Andrew  - Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, February 19, 2018, after a valiant struggle with a complicated illness.

He is survived by his adoring wife Judy (nee Willmot), by his brothers Bruce (Shirley), Gordon (Angela) and sister Ellen Reid.

KIRK, Lori Ann  - Kirk passed away peacefully on Monday February 19, 2018 at Glen Hill Marnwood in Bowmanville at the age of 53. 

Loving mother of Tosha, Lindsay (Eric), and James. 

Jablonski ZofiaJABLONSKI, “Sophie” Zofia  - (35 year member of the Ladies Auxiliary for the Polish Veterans’ Association)

Peacefully at home with family by her side on Monday, February 19, 2018.

Beloved wife of John for 65 years. Loving mother of Crystal Meester and her husband John, and George Jablonski.

WHITE, Sirkka-Liisa  - December 3, 1931 – February 19, 2018

It is with a heavy heart we announce Sirkka-Liisa White passed away at Victoria Manor in Lindsay.

Born in Suojarvi, Finland to parents Arajva and Lilli Peltonen. Sirkka-Liisa immigrated to Canada after the war, and on entering Canada in 1958 was employed by the Ministry of Health in a clerical position. She spoke five languages, which enabled her to help other new immigrants to Canada.

Hewett MarkHEWLETT, Mark Anthony Richard  - Suddenly at home on Monday, February 19th, 2018, Mark passed away at the young age of 16 months.

Beloved son of Jessica Ciehanskie and Michael Hewlett.

Cherished brother of Jedidiah Hewlett, Jennifer Williams and Madison Mills.

THOMPSON, Mavis Marilyn - Peacefully at Princess Margaret Hospital on Monday, February 19, 2018.

Loving mom of Kim (Chris), Randy, Tanya (Duwayne) and Sindy. Proud Grandma of Siearra, Kaiden, Kaira and Laina.

Sadly missed by her sisters and brothers - Udine, Sheryl, Helen, Natalie, Corinne, Doloris, Altona, Verlene, Mervyn, Sam, Samuel and Kelvin. Predeceased by her sister Veta.

VAN DE WALKER, Gordon Wayne - At Lakeridge Health in Oshawa on Monday, February 19, 2018. Gord, in his 70th year.

Beloved son of the late Gordon and Eleanor Van De Walker.

Loving father of Elizabeth Harrison and husband Darren of Oshawa; Kirk and wife Dana of Warkworth; Chad of Port Perry.

WALTERS, George  - It is with sadness the family announce George’s peaceful passing on Sunday morning, February 18, 2018 at the age of 95.

Beloved husband of the late Rita (nee Dumoulin).

Loving father of Roy (Ann) and Vickie (the late Bruce Lukas).


Marks JohnMARKS, John W.G. - John passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Lakeridge Health Ajax-Pickering.

John will be greatly missed by his devoted partner Jan Schmidt.

Loving father of Michel (Jennifer), Donald (Jamie) and Katherine (Michael). Dear brother of Jacqueline (Gerald), Grace (Norm) and Mary (Jeff).

GLASER, Herta (nee Trantau)  - Peacefully went to heaven on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at the age of 94.

Predeceased by her loving husband Alfred, her siblings Julius and Alice and her parents Eduard and Adolfine.

Sadly missed by her children Harry and Marg (Steve Huleatt).


Lens GerryLENS, Gerry  - Gerardus Antonius Lens   May 01, 1948 - February 18, 2018

"Each day that passes is a day closer to Heaven"

Born to Andreas and Gerarda Lens in Rietveld Zuid, Holland, Gerry grew up in Nieuwerbrug a/d Rijn with his older siblings Corrie, Andre, Cors and Nel.

LATENDRESSE, Mildred “Millie”  - It is with with profound sadness that the family announces her passing on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at the Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg, Ontario in her 91st year while listening to the end of her latest novel.

SWAN, Blanche Dorothea - Our mother passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018 peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa with her family by her side. Blanche was in her 94th year.

Beloved wife of the late J.Clarence (Clare) Swan. Survived by her children Brian(Beverley), Nancy(Bill) Nichols, Gary(Evelyn), Carol(Milovan) Mihailovich and Judy(John) Fedoriuk.

Blanche was blessed with 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren and was loved by all. Also survived by her brother Alfred T West Jr.

Hanna JeanHANNA, Jean Lorraine Bennett  - October 16, 1932 - February 17, 2018

Jean passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home, on February 17th, in her 86th year, after a brief illness.

Jean is the beloved mom of Julie and her husband Phil Roberts, and John and his wife Jane Jones.

Andrews DavidANDREWS, David  -  87 years old, is following our Mother, Edna (Dougherty) Andrews, his love and wife of 61 years, in death. He passed peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto on Saturday, February 17, after complications from a car collision.

Predeceased are Dave's parents, David Andrews and Martha Elizabeth Oliver of Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

Wierzbinski AndrzejWIERZBINSKI, Andrzej "Andrew"  - (Retired 25 year Employee of GM /EDS)

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at home on Friday February 16, 2018 at the age of 75.  

Devoted and best friend of his wife Teresa.

SCHNURR, Alan Schnurr - Peacefully, on Friday, February 16, 2018, at his home in Port Perry, at age 77. Alan Schnurr, beloved husband of Marlena (nee Miller).

VANDERWAL, Jan “John”  - December 23, 1934 – February 16, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Vanderwal on Friday, February 16, 2018 in his 84th year.

Beloved husband of Anna (nee Vliek) for 58 years.


McDermott EdwardMcDERMOTT, Edward   - Ed passed away peacefully in his 69th year, on the morning of Friday, February 16, 2018, with his cherished and loving wife Joanne at his side.

Ed and his boisterous personality will be missed by many, chief among them his two daughters, Mary-Anne and Brenda (and her husband Shawn), and their mother Rosemarie.

Thomas ArnoldTHOMAS, Arnold William - Peacefully at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa on Friday, February 16th, 2018.

Arnold, in his 75th year.

Beloved husband of the late Connie Thomas.