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Gillespie LynGILLESPIE, M. Lyn Gillespie  - May 5, 1940 – March 4, 2017

Loved sister of Enid DeCoe (John) and aunt to Aaron DeCoe (Brooke) and Becky Brand (Craig).

Dear friend of Jay & Owen Mellow and family of Bracebridge, Ontario.

Lyn’s sanctuary was ‘Aunwabe’, her island in Georgian Bay.

She taught for 29 years in Parry Sound and after 14 years in Bracebridge, moved to Traditions of Durham in Oshawa.

 

McGill PeterMcGILL, Peter – Suddenly, after a brief illness, Peter passed away on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa with his wife Linda by his side.

Loving and devoted husband of Linda (nee Lovell) for 25 years.

Dear son of Joan McGill & the late Jack.

Dear brother of Wendy McGill (Mike). Brother in law of Diana Kirk (Rob) and Arthur Lovell (Judy). Loving uncle of Ryan, Sarah (Jeff), Ron (Shawna), Stephanie (Jeremy), Christopher, Allison and Andrew.

Peter was the proud owner of Murray Johnston Men’s Wear for many years. He was a member and past president of Parkwood Rotary Club and an activist for downtown Oshawa business.

 

HARRISON, Helen Irene  - On Saturday, March 4, 2017 at home in her 84th year.

Helen, beloved wife of George Harrison.

 

Gerrits MurrayGERRITS, Murray  - 27 Year Employee of General Motors Canada

Passed away peacefully at The Wynfield Long Term Care Residence on Saturday March 4, 2017 at the age of 95.

Devoted husband of Mary for 65 years. Loving father of Theo (Marg), Mary (Dave), Phil (MaryAnn), John (Jenny), Betty (Tom), Pete (Liza), Frank (Joanne), Murray and Martin (Danika).

Cherished Opa of Andrea (James), Owen, Jay (Colleen), Kyle (Katie), Melissa (Trevor), Amanda, Katie, Kayla (Brandon), Mitchell (Aundrea), Tom (Melissa), Dan (Stacy), Stephanie (Charlie), Alex, Colin (deceased), Kurt, Etta and Vaughn. Great-Opa to Austin, Logan, Lacey, Summer, Tommy, Johnny, Isabella, Georgia, Jude and Lila.

 

Abernethy KathleenABERNETHY, Kathleen Gertrude "Peggy" (nee Kennedy) - Passed away at Glenhill Strathaven Lifecare Centre on Saturday March 4, 2017.

Loving wife of Douglas Abernethy.

Loving mother of Ronald (Lorraine), David (Judy), Susan, Jim (Cathy) and Janet (Dale) Marinaff. Dear sister of Noel Kennedy & David Kennedy.

She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. 

 

McFarlin RalphMcFARLIN, Ralph - At 82, Ralph passed, peacefully in his sleep on Saturday morning March 4th, 2017.

Beloved husband of the late Lucille McFarlin (nee Miller) and predeceased by his sisters Kay, Audrey and Beryl, and his son Mark Miller.

Lovingly remembered by his children and their families - Karen and Art Wright, Bradley Miller, Roger McFarlin and Lorraine Allen, Karen McCabe and Andy Barichak, Gayle and Colin Campbell, Greg and Jane McFarlin.

 

SPILCHEN, Richard ‘Dick’  - Peacefully after a very short illness at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital on Saturday, March 4, 2017 in his 81st year.

Beloved partner of Anne. Loving father of Steven and his wife Kirsten.

 

Diefenbach KatharinaDIEFENBACH, Katharina  - Passed away Friday, March 3, 2017, on her 95th birthday.

Beloved wife of Konrad.

Loving mother of Gerhard (Della) Diefenbach, Brigitte (Klaus) Paul, Axel (Crystal) Diefenbach, and the late Reinhard.

Loved grandmother of 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Dear mother-in-law of Margaret Diefenbach.

 

GOGERTY, Audrey Lena  - Passed away on March 4, 2017 at Glen Hill Strathaven in Bowmanville in her 100th year. Predeceased by her husband Michael.

Loving mother of Sheila Wilson.

 

Anger CharlotteANGER, Charlotte “Marion” - On Friday, March 3rd, 2017, 98 years of age, Marion’s soul winged its way to heaven to meet her Saviour.

Beloved wife of the late Thomas.

Loving mother of Bonnie Stephens (James).

Will be missed by her grandchildren Kent Stephens (Jannie) and Leanne Samuel, her great grandchildren Sarah (Darryl), Hannah (Casey), Chanelle, Seth, Jenna, Esther and Lydia, and also her great great grandchildren Landon, Reid, Cooper, Jace, Greyson, Leah and Melanie.

 

HAY, Joyce Leila (nee Corps) —  October 17, 1926 - March 3, 2017

Passed away peacefully at her home. Treasured wife of the late Jack (John) Hay, sister of Derek Corps (Barb) and daughter of Edward and Leila Corps.

 

Wittenberg BramWITTENBERG, Bram Lee - At the young age of 54, Bram passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on March 3, 2017.

Bram, the son of the late Debbie and Raphael Wittenberg of Pickering, was born on January 19, 1963 in Port Arthur.

Bram is survived and loved by his beautiful wife Amy and their dog Bonnie. Bram’s family included his mother-in-law Jane McDowell, sister-in-law Kate McDowell and his most dear friends Dave Savor, Rob Braid and Dave Waldriff.

Bram was a committed and current long-standing employee with the City of Pickering at the Recreation Complex.

At the Recreation Complex, many people learned that Bram could be trusted and relied on with any task as he was usually the first one there to help. Bram affected many lives at work but two specifically when he saved their lives using a defibrillator and acted in a key role to their successful resuscitation.

 

FICE, Elwood Alan - Age 86, of Pontypool, Ontario, passed away peacefully, Friday March 3, 2017 at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. on Saturday March 11th at the Pontypool Community Centre, 254 John Street, Pontypool, ON, L0A 1K0

Elwood is survived by his wife Reta of 67 years, Predeceased by Brother Ray Fice, survived by Brother Herman Fice, sons Alan Fice, David (Tracy) Fice, daughter Sandra (Gord) Weir and four loving grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, extended family and many friends.

 

WAUD, Christine Mary – Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the age of 81 years.

Christine, loving mother of Dale (Janelle) and Stephen (Cheryl).

 

HOWSAM, Robert ‘Bob’  - Passed away peacefully after a valiant struggle, at Port Perry Place Long Term Care, on Thursday, March 2, 2017 in his 84th year.

Bob Howsam, much loved husband of Norma for 63 years.

 

Sosin IreneSOSIN, Irene M.  - (January 18, 1931 - March 2, 2017) -

Peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 at the age of 86.

Beloved wife of the late Peter R. Sosin.

Dear mother of Stan and his wife Eva and Peter and his wife Monica.

Loving grandmother of Shannon and her husband Jamie. 

Loved Granny of Alex and Carter.

Sister of Joe and Isabelle Kovacs and Helen Sharko.

 

Mallon MayMALLON, May  - March 28, 1925 - March 2, 2017

Passed away on March 2nd, 2017 at 91 years of age.

Beloved wife of the late Patrick Mallon.

Loving mother of Joyce (Jackie) and grandmother of Stewart, Gavin and Jennifer (Bruce) and great grandmother of Maighan, Lucas, Mason and Connor.

May will also be missed by her sister Jean (England).

 

LaFranier MargaretLaFRANIER, Margaret Mary - (Long time resident of Northern Ontario, Active in many roles within the Royal Canadian Legion Br #87 and dedicated parishioner of Holy Name Parish, Kirkland Lake ON)

Passed away peacefully at Fairview Lodge Whitby on Thursday March 2, 2017 at the age of 90.

Dearly loved wife of the late Vincent Lafranier (2004)

Much loved mother of John and his wife Jeanne of Whitby, Joe and his wife Vivian of Midhurst and Mark and his wife Liana of Pickering.

Pre-deceased by her son Dan. Survived by daughter-in-law Sheila Lafranier of Sudbury.

 

Young JosephYOUNG, Joseph (Buddy)   - Born August 9, 1938 of Oshawa passed away surrounded by family on March 2nd, 2017.

Was loved by all; especially his loving wife Juanita, his children Joe, Darlene and Ron, his grandchildren Nicole, Matt, Nolan, Jeffery and Beckah as well as his great-grandchildren Cassidy, Cailey, Caidy, Malaya, Cason, Kobe, Aiden and Coen. He is survived by 10 siblings - Rosie, Patsy, Sonny, Mella, Kenny, Sis, Georgie, Robbie, Phil and Trudy and he will be joining his parents William and Hazel as well as his big brother Junior.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He was an exceptional man who showed wonderful kindness to all, even complete strangers.

 

McDONNELL, Harold James  - Founder of the Golden Griddle Family Restaurants Peacefully, on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at his home in Nestleton, at age 84.

Harold McDonnell, beloved husband of Stella (nee Levelton).

 

SIMMS, Velma  - Born on October 28, 1949 our beloved Velma Marie Simms passed away peacefully on March 2nd, 2017 at The Scarborough General Hospital in her 68th year.

Devoted and Loving Mother of Claude Simms who will miss her terribly.

Velma is also survived by her Grandson Nathaniel Simms, Sister Eleanor Ashley, Brother Rev. Edsel D. Goldson, Nieces Lisa Johnson and Zoiana Ashley, Nephew Wayne Goldson and a host of other family and friends.

 

Vautour MarieVAUTOUR, Marie Charlene  - (February 18, 1971 - March 2, 2017) -

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of Charlene Vautour, 46. Charlene passed away peacefully at home on Thursday March 2, 2017.

She was the daughter of Jeannita Vautour (Daigle) and the late Ernest Vautour.

Charlene will be sadly missed by her sisters Maureen Symons (Robert) of Ajax and Gisele Whalley of Bowmanville.

 

Crosbie RobertCROSBIE, Robert John - January 5, 1976 - March 1, 2017

Our family is heartbroken to announce the unexpected passing of Rob Crosbie on February 28th, 2017 at the age of 41.

He was an amazing son, brother, uncle and friend who lived his short life to the fullest.

He will deeply missed by his mother, Gloria Crosbie, father John Crosbie (Pat Adams), sister and brother-in-law Kim and Blaine Taylor and adoring nephew Griffin and niece Sage, step-sister Cathy and brother-in-law Rob Walton, nephew Kayden and niece Kendall.

 

Zwier GailZWIER, Gail  - Called home by her Lord & Saviour on Wednesday March 1, 2017 with her children & their spouses by her side.

Beloved wife of the late George.

Loving mother of Margaret & John Sikma, Peter & June and the late Janie Flikkema.

Survived by her son-in-law, John Flikkema.

Dear Oma of David (Ingrid), Karen (Al), Michael (Sarah), Anita (Jonathan), Gordon, Yvonne (Edwin), Janelle (Desmond), Greg (Amy) and great-Oma of 20 great- grandchildren. Predeceased by her 5 siblings.

 

Upshaw FrederickUPSHAW, Frederick Arnold  - (June 3, 1935 - March 1, 2017) - 

After a lengthy battle with cancer, Frederick passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 at the age of 81.

Beloved husband of Rose-Marie. Much loved father of Charlotte (Larry), Frederick Jr. (Sherry), John Glenn, Ken (Flo) and Terri-Lynn (Dwight).

Cherished grandfather of Michael (predeceased), Cory, Kirby, Alisha, Marci, Janaye, Dustin, Taylor, Brianna, Natalie, Tristan and Darius.

Brother to Sylvia (predeceased), Charlie, Nancy, Gerald, Donna and Susie. Frederick will be sadly missed by his many great grandchildren, extended family and friends.

Frederick was a former President of Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU).

 

Robinson LindaROBINSON, Linda Elaine  - Peacefully at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa on Wednesday March 1st, 2017.

Linda, in her 69th year.

Beloved wife of John Robinson of Oshawa.

Loving step-mother of John Robinson and wife Annette of Bowmanville; Tracy Robinson and partner Gary Smith of Harwood ON.

Dear grandmother of Natasha Robinson, Andrew Simms, Ryan Robinson and Ethan Robinson.