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Guernsey RobertGUERNSEY, Robert Keith  - Passed away suddenly at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on August 2, 2017 in his 75th year.

Loving husband to Annie “Rusty” (nee Orr).

Cherished father to Michael (Nicola), Teresa, and Sean (Jodi).

Beloved Grandad to Jenna, Ashlyn, Declan, Brennan, Graydon and Weston.


Prskalo MatoPRSKALO, Mato  - (August 8, 1935 - August 2, 2017) - 

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, on Wednesday August 2, 2017 in his 82nd year.

Beloved husband of Jagoda.

Loving father of Kemeli MacIntosh and her husband Ross and Mary Titan.

Cherished grandfather of Ian and Ryan MacIntosh, and Aiden and Jackson Titan.


Valks HelenaVALKS, Helena Margaretha  - Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa with family by her side on Wednesday August 2, 2017 in her 97th year.

Beloved wife to the late Lambertus “Bert” Valks for over 50 years.

Treasured mom of Henry (Helen), Martin (Gail), Helen (Paul), Albert and pre-deceased by first born Peter.

Loving Oma of Eva-Lynn, Melissa, Rachel (Kevin), Jeffrey (Lauren), Jennifer (Kirk), Derek (Jessica), Andrew, Olivia, Benjamin and pre-deceased by Christopher.

Great Oma of Rebecca, Adriana, Cameron, Andrew, Elena, Joshua Oostdyk.


LEACH, Mary Agnetia "Anita" (nee Melanson)  - Peacefully, at St. Joseph's Health Centre on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at the age of 75.

Beloved wife of Les, loving mother of Kristine (Eddie Ramsey) and cherished grandmother of Aidan and Ava.


Cielecki ZofiaCIELECKI, Zofia  – Passed away peacefully at home, in her sleep, on Tuesday August 1st, 2017, in her 85th year.

Zofia was born in Radom, Poland and recently celebrated 30 years in Canada.

Loving wife of Stan Cielecki.

Mother of Christopher Rotkowski (Barbara) of England and Robert Rotkowski (Dorota) of Poland and their families.

Loved sister of Christine &Adolik.

Zofia will be lovingly remembered by all of her family and friends in Canada and Poland.


SHUPLAK, Elsie  – Peacefully at her residence in Courtice on Tuesday August 1, 2017.

Beloved daughter of the late Daniel and Anna Shuplak.

Sadly missed by her dear friend Joan Holtforster and family.

Elsie will be fondly remembered by many.


Bodolay RuthBODOLAY, Ruth Shirley  – At her residence on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017.

Ruth, wife of the late William.

Loving mother of Stephen and his wife Mary of Cambridge, Kenneth of Scarborough and the late Julie.

Cherished Grandmother of Jennifer (Justin) and Jordan (Kristy) and Great Grandmother to Dominic.

Dear sister of Anne Duff of England.

Ruth will be fondly remembered as a treasure to her many family, friends and acquaintances from all the organizations she belonged.


NITSCH, Herman   - 2/25/1934 - 8/1/2017

Visitation will take place at McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Old Kingston Rd., Ajax Ontario L1T 2Z7 on Saturday August 5, 2017 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Andrew KatherineANDREW, Katherine L.  (September 1, 1970 to August 1, 2017) - 

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Kathy. She passed away peacefully with her family by her side.

Much loved wife of Rob Nicol, who supported her through this entire journey.

Predeceased by her mother, Shirley Andrew, and father-in-law, Bill Nicol.

Beloved daughter of David (Anne). She will be forever missed by her sister Jenny (Billy) and brother Peter (Joanna). Step sister to Matthew (Soraya).

Loving Aunt to Abbie, Olivia and Kendall Joy. Adored daughter-in-law to Sheryl and Fred Tufnel.


McPhail AllanMcPHAIL, Allan Gordon - In his 95th year, of Cannington, Ontario, passed away suddenly on August 1, 2017.

Predeceased in 2014 by his wife Marian, Allan is survived by his children Margaret McPhail (Terrence Burrell), Barbara McPhail (Richard Unterman) and Allan McPhail (Brenda McPhail), grandchildren Caitlin and Lesley Burrell, Rachel and Sarah Unterman and Holly Davidson, his sister Norma McPhail and a large extended family.

Born in Toronto, on April 7, 1923, to Donald C. McPhail and Lilian A. Oliver, he was the oldest of eight siblings. Allan's early years were spent in Toronto where he attended General Mercer Public School and Western Technical School.

In 1940, Allan joined the non-permanent active militia, 2nd Battalion Irish Regiment of Canada. He enlisted with the Royal Canadian Artillery in 1941 serving with the 8th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery (1941-43) and transferred to the Royal Regiment of Canada (1943-45).


Serjeantson JoanSERJEANTSON, Joan Eunice (nee Carthy) - February 12, 1930 - July 15, 2017

Joan passed away peacefully but unexpectedly on a quiet Saturday afternoon.

Survived by Robert (Bob), her husband of 59 years.

Mom will be always loved and missed by her children, Katherine Whyte (James), William Serjeantson (Kim), Karen Serjeantson (Kevin Robertson) and grandchildren, Bill, Leslie, Lindsay, Emily, John, Katherine and Meaghan.

Predeceased by her parents, Mary and Harold Carthy as well as her sisters, Katherine Belanger and Irene West and brothers-in-law Hank Belanger, Harold West and Gordon Shires.


Goertzen EmilGOERTZEN, Emil Edward  - (1933 - 2017) - 

Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Monday, July 31, 2017 at the age of 83.

Lovingly remembered by his wife of 62 years Nancy, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.


Saturno TindaraSATURNO, Tindara 'Tina' (nee Cusma) - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Tina on Monday July 31, 2017, surrounded by her children.

Born October 26th, 1939 in Brolo, Sicily to Rosina and Carmelo Cusma, Tina immigrated to Canada in 1957 with a heart full of dreams and aspirations.

She was joined by the love of her life Salvatore (predeceased in 2014) in 1959, together they created a magnificent life sharing a song, a story or a dance, life was always full of treasured memories being created.


Sogawa KoheiSOGAWA, Kohei (Ko) Allan  - (April 24, 1921 – July 31, 2017) - 

Passed away peacefully in his 97th year at the Altamont Community Care Facility on Monday, July 31st, 2017.

He is loved and missed by his wife Amy (deceased March 14, 2011), children Richard (Gillian) and Rae (Steve) Mason, grandchildren Christine (Carlton) Grant, Graham (Ashley) and great-grandchildren Emily and Lily Sogawa and Ava and Lia Grant.


Palmer DavidPALMER, David Hugh  - August 16, 1948 - July 31, 2017

(Retired Durham Regional Police Officer) Passed away at his residence on Monday, July 31st, 2017 at 68 years of age.

Dear son of Jack and Phyllis Palmer.

Loving father of Amanda and her husband Duncan D’Souza and Jessica Palmer.

Cherished Grampa of Georgia Grace.

He will be sadly missed by his brothers Randy, Rocky, James and his wife Jody and his sister Jennifer and her husband Dale Irvin.

David will be fondly remembered by his extended family and many friends.


Jordan PeterJORDAN, Peter S. - Passed away at his home with family by his side on Sunday July 30th, 2017 at the age of 87.

Dearly loved husband of Barbara of Brooklin formerly of Scarborough for 53 years.

Cherished Dad of Michelle Jordan Bernard and her husband Kevin of Queensville and Michael Jordan and his wife Leanne of Brooklin.

Loving grandfather of Kirsten, Michael and Ashlynn.

Survived by his sister-in-law Sandra Jordan.

Pre-deceased by his brother William and Sister Violet Robinson (Late Clarke).