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Erodutou GeorgoulaERODOTOU, Georgoula Erodotou   - It is with extraordinary sadness that we announce the passing of the matriarch of our family.

The world has lost a beautiful soul and our lives will never be the same.

Georgoula ‘Georgia’ Erodotou was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.

She left this world suddenly on March 3, 2021 at the age of 73.

She was born to Costadinos and Theodora Aristidou on May 10, 1947 in Limassol, Cyprus.  

At the age of 24, she married her beloved husband Christodoulos ‘Chris’ Erodotou and emigrated to Toronto.

This summer they would have celebrated 50 years of marriage.

  

McKinnon WalterMCKINNON, Walter Gray  - November 21st, 1957 - March 3rd, 2021

Walter Gray McKinnon, 63, stepped from time into eternity on March 3, 2021.

Our hearts are heavy with the loss of our north star, the heartbeat of our family.

A devastating loss for his adored and adoring wife, Donna.

Their love shone ever so brightly for 43 years, and cannot be dimmed by death. 

Walter will be deeply grieved and forever missed by his children, Carolyn, Mary Ann and Kyle.

Due to his playful nature he was greatly loved by his six grandchildren, Jamie, Jesse, Austin (deceased), Owen, Jake and Axelle.

Rodesky EdwardRODESKY, Edward J.P.  - (October 2, 1921 – March 2, 2021)

Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Tuesday March 2nd, 2021 at 99 years of age.

Edward served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII as air crew with No. 6 Canadian Bomber Group and completed 33 operations on enemy targets.

He was employed for 40 years with General Motors prior to his retirement in 1982.

He was predeceased by his wife, Betty Eleanor Mills, and is survived by his daughter Susan, his nephews Carlo (Norma) Giovanella, Ed (Wendy) Giovanella, and nieces Carol Broddy (Wyoming) and Lisa Shelden (Florida).

    

Schell JohnSCHELL, John Arnold -  1925-2021  Passed away peacefully, with his three children by his side, on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at the Village of Taunton Mills, Whitby. 

He was in his 97th year. 

Arn was the loving husband of Joan (deceased in March 2018) for 69 years. 

They were married on July 10, 1948. 

Arn was a devoted father to Connie Picken (Al), Wes Schell and Bev Rancier (Jim). 

Amazing Grandfather to Greg Picken (Kim), Steve Picken (Tina), Bryan Rancier (Kortney), James Rancier, Chelsea Hill (Luke), Kaitlin Conroy (Wes) and James Larmer (Stephanie). 

    

Gyde PaulGYDE, Paul Bryan  - (February 22nd, 1985 - March 1st, 2021)

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of Paul, brother, son, uncle and his most favorite role of all; Dad.

Paul passed away suddenly on March 1st, 2021 in his 37th year.

Paul was full of life, lived with all his heart and had an adventurous soul that kept us all on our toes. 

His presence, love, laughter and spirit of aventure will be deeply missed by all those who loved him.

May his soul finally know peace.

Loving son of Diane Gyde and  Brian Gyde and his wife Susan. 

TAYLOR, Robbie - (30+ year employee of GM)

Passed away suddenly at his home on March 1st, 2021 at the age of 55. 

Beloved husband of Lynn, cherished father to Ashleigh and Jamie (Justin). 

Doting Grampa to Mason & Brody.

  

Steel LillianSTEEL, Lillian Aurora (nee Cayer)  –  April 4, 1941 - February 27, 2021

Peacefully on Saturday February 27, 2021 at Toronto Western Hospital at the age of 79.

Lillian, beloved wife and best friend of Edward WH Steel for 43 years.

Much loved mother of Charlane Edwards (Ben Logan) and Lynette (Steel) Macdonald (Malcolm).

Daughter of the late Gerard and Anita Cayer (nee Bourdon).

Survived by her sister Lucille Genno, and predeceased by siblings Stella Cormier, Sylvia Portelli and Albert Cayer.

Special aunt of Lisa Marie and all her nieces and nephews.

BROWN, Nelson Ray  – Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Monday March 1st, 2021, at the age of 92.

Beloved husband of Davine for 59 years.

Loving father of David (Barb) Brown, Donna (Mark) Twardowski, Judy (Chris) Phillips.

YOUNG, Sheila   - Passed away peacefully on Tuesday March 2, 2021 in her 85th year.

Cherished mom to Marion (Ed Gorny), Barbara-Ann (Dean McMurray), Diana (Brian Harper) and Deborah.

Proud grandma to Holly, Graeme, Dillon, Briana, Nicholas, Annalise, Nigel, Adam and great grandma to Benjamin, Jacob, Braelyn, Addison and Israelle. Survived by her sister Simone Parsons.

EVANS, Audrey Laureen Evans  -  It is with heavy hearts that the Evans family announces the passing of their beloved Audrey Evans on Tuesday March 2, 2021, in hospital, shortly after celebrating her 80th birthday.

Audrey (nee Gibson), beloved wife of the late Kaye Evans for 60 years.

  

Cooper BrianCOOPER, Brian James - (July 22nd, 1958 - February 27th, 2021)

Suddenly in Roseneath on Saturday, February 27th, 2021, in his 63rd year.

Beloved husband of Connie Cooper.

Loving father of Haley Button (Jared), Brittney Cooper and Kelsey Cooper (Sean). Stepfather of Emma Grey.

Grandpa to Oliver and Murphy Button and Kashis Barrett.

    

Piraino CarmelaPIRAINO, Carmela - Passed peacefully in the evening of February 28, 2021, at the age of 91 surrounded by her loving family. 

Her journey began on July 2, 1929 in San Marco, Italy, but she stopped counting years at age 25. 

She was a very devoted wife to Pierino Piraino for 69 long but loving years. 

She was a loving and caring mother to Frank (Lina) Piraino, Ersilia (late Vincenzo) DiCianni, Pat Piraino (Tina) and Anna Piraino.

Carmela had a strong love for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren Maria, Peter (Patricia, Ella and Mia), Lori-Anne (Elissa and Jessica), Kathy, Christina (Fabrizio, Briana and Liam), Angie, Alicia (Antony and Ilaria) and Daniel. 

 

Hosking JeanHOSKING, Jean Madeliene  - (May 7, 1932 – February 28, 2021)

The world has lost a beautiful soul as we sadly announce the passing of Jean Hosking, the matriarch of our family.  

Jean was the beloved wife of the late Ken Hosking, cherished mother of Ken (Janet), David (Donna) and predeceased by Corry and Steven (Jackie). 

She was the very proud grandmother of Sean (Jennifer), Jeremy (Zoe), Connie and Lynsey (Ryan) and adoring great grandmother of Evelyn, Dashiell and Addysen. 

Predeceased by sister Doreen Lynchock (Red) and survived by sisters Carol Clancy (Jim), Jackie Ruggeri (Joe) and brother Ted (Theresa). 

    

Look GlenLOOK, Glenn Edward - (September 1st, 1954 - February 28th, 2021)

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Glenn Look on Sunday February 28th, 2021 at the age of 66.

Loving husband of Dianne (nee Gwodz) for 35 years.

Loving father of Tanja Vargo, Trevor Look and his wife Kathy, Jessica Webb and her husband Rob.

Proud Grandfather of Rebecca, Olivia, Michael, Nicholas, Isabella, Harrison, Ellie, Sloane and Levi.

Dear brother of Al (Linda), Don (Eve) and Kevin (Robyn). His companion Odie will miss his best friend.

GUENETTE, Wayne Robert - (1963 - 2021) - Passed away suddenly on Sunday, February 28th, 2021 at the Ajax-Pickering Hospital at the young age of 57.

Wayne will be dearly missed by his wife Brenda (Bowen), son Luke (Katie) and puppy dog Juno.

Son of Christine and Wilfred (predeceased) Guenette. Brother Steven (predeceased) sister Karen (Tom) Curtin. Wayne will be dearly missed by his aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

He was born on June 18, 1963 and was an employee of General Motors in Oshawa.

DURAND, Bernadette Rosemarie 'Bernie' (nee Spencer) (July 31st, 1934  February 28th, 2021) - 

(Avid square dancer; member of St. Thomas More Catholic Women’s Council)

Bernie, loving wife for 62 years of the late James “Jim” Durand of Mount Pleasant.

Dear mother of Orville and his wife Shirley of Tumbler Ridge, B.C., Jim and his wife Diana of Keene, Ivan of Millbrook, Gregory of Peterborough, and Kevin and his wife Carolyn of Peterborough.

HILLS, R. Gordon, B.A., J.D.,  - 1954 - 2021  It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Gord Hills.

On Sunday, February 28, 2021, Gord passed peacefully, after a short battle with cancer.

He will be missed dearly by his wife of 43 years Heather, daughters Jennifer (Andrew), Stacey and granddaughter Reanna, along with close family and dear friends.

   

Stevenson MarjorieSTEVENSON, Marjorie Iva (nee Smith)   - Passed away peacefully in Oshawa on Sunday February 28, 2021 at the age of 90. 

Beloved wife of the late Clifford (married 60 years).

Dear mother of Arlie (John Rayson) of Whitby and John Stevenson of Victoria. 

Much loved Nana of Laura, Brianna and Mark. Dear sister of Phyllis Hermann (late Doc). 

Predeceased by brothers Elgin (Grace), Caldwell (Pam) and Murray (Sharon surviving). 

Predeceased by brothers-in-law Duncan (Orleta), George and sister-in-law Ruby Caron (Moe). 

     

Bryant DorothyBRYANT, Dorothy Marie   - November 3rd, 1931 - February 28th, 2021

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at Hillsdale Estates, at the age of 89.

Beloved wife of the late Ken.

Loving mother of Patricia Cassis, Deborah Clark (Jim), Harold Dervent (Leslie) and Nancy Craig.

Step-mother of Marlie Boville (Richard), Marilyn Dickinson (Gib) and Michael Bryant (Linda).

Cherished grandmother and great-grandmother of many.

Dear sister of Gladys (Dan), Joyce and Carol.

    

Bryant DianeBRYANT, Diane Elizabeth  - (December 27th, 1949 - February 27th, 2021)

Passed away peacefully at home with her husband by her side at the age of 71, after a lengthy battle with cancer. 

Beloved wife of Richard for 49 years. 

Devoted mother of son Michael (Diana) and daughter Wendy (Scott).  

Loving grandmother of Lucas, Jaclyn, Anthony and Ethan. 

    

Adams JoanADAMS, Joan (nee LeBlanc) – (August 26, 1946 - February 27, 2021)

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Joan Adams, on February 27, 2021.

Beloved wife of 54 years to Fred Adams.

Cherished mother of Karlene Lew, Tracey Giorgi and Fred Adams.

Grandma of Brandon, Nickolas, Jordan, Sebastian, Dia, Stephanie, Charles and Blair. Great Grandma to Renleigh, Rayvanna and Alaia.

Docherty EugeneDOCHERTY, Eugene Anthony   - (Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #43, active member of the Oshawa Senior Citizens Centre, Oshawa Lawn Bowling and Tennis Clubs, soccer coach NASC and avid horse race enthusiast) 

Suddenly, at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, Tony “went all in” on Saturday, February 27, 2021. 

Dearly loved and will be missed by his wife Barb of 55 years. 

Loving Dad who was always there for his children; Rob Docherty, Susanne (Mike) McCormick and Heather Docherty.  Proud and devoted Grandpa of James, Celeste and Luke. 

Brother of Ronald (Barb) Hume.  Fondly remembered by Georgina Harding and all those who knew him. 

GAMBLE, Brian Chester Gamble   -  1951-2021  It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Brian Chester Gamble, lovingly called Pa/Papi by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

He passed away peacefully on February 28th, 2021.

    

McPhee RonMcPHEE, Ron - (May 28, 1937 - February 26, 2021)

It is with heavy hearts that the McPhee family announces the passing of their beloved Ron McPhee.

Ron fought hard right until the end and passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Sylvia (née Chopik), his children Lyn (the late Mark Malion) and Mark (Pam), his grandchildren Aaron (Lindsay), Landon (Rachel), Ryan (Christine), Danielle (Brendan), Shaelyn (Christian), Alicia, and Austin, and his great granddaughter Aela.

Stefantschitsch FredSTEFANTSCHITSCH, Friedrich “Fred” - (Retired 30 year GM Employee)

Passed away peacefully at home on February 26, 2021 after a lengthy illness. 

Predeceased by his beloved wife Margaret (2000). 

Dear father of Rob and Tom. 

Cherished grandfather of Victoria (Stuart) Daly and Cole. 

 

 

 

CIRONE, Joe  - (October 5, 1939 - February 26, 2021)

It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather Joe Cirone, at Orchard Villa in Pickering.

In the end, Alzheimer’s disease slowly took over his body, however his spirit and soul always remained true and strong.