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MacDonald GlenyceMacDONALD, Glenyce Elaine (nee Simpson)   -  March 10, 1943 - December 4, 2022

After a life devoted to those she loved and of selfless service to her community, Glenyce MacDonald passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Sunday, December 4, 2022, at the age of 79.

Born and raised in Ashton, ON, Glenyce was the beloved wife of the late Les; devoted mother of Walter and Wendy; and dear sister of Wilma (Bob), Marilyn, and Robert (Al). She was predeceased by her parents Allan and Ruby Simpson and her brothers Donald and Ross (Hilda).

Glenyce will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

All those who knew Glenyce appreciated her limitless capacity to care, her wonderful sense of humour, and her random acts of kindness. 

COCHRANE, James “Jim” Cochrane  -  Surrounded by love, Jim passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on December 5th, 2022 at the age of 82 years.

Much loved husband of Hilda (nee Simmons). 

Loving father of Carolyn (Murray) Rodd, Ernie (Lori) Cochrane, Susanne (John) Bullied and the late Bruce Charles Cochrane. 

DUROVSKI, Petra Durovski  -  Peacefully surrounded by her family at Lakeridge Health Oshawa after a valliant battle with cancer on Monday, December 5, 2022 at age 82.

Beloved wife of the late Boshko (2017).

Loving mother of Elisa and Nancy (Ed).

SEREL, Rosemary   -  It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Rosemary Serel after a courageous battle on Monday, December 5, 2022.

Loving wife of Jean-Pierre Serel.

Devoted mother of Justin(Michelle).

Cherished sister of Michael (Patricia) Stuart, Jodi (Jean) Rickli, Timothy Stuart and Karen(Mario) Spehar.

HAWKINS, Raymond David Hawkins   -  1936 - 2022

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Ray on December 5, 2022 after a brief battle with cancer, shortly before his 86th birthday.

Loving husband of Gail(Smith)Hawkins for 35 years.

DUNN, Bob   - Peacefully, on Monday, December 5, 2022 at the Oak Ridges Hospice in Port Perry, at age 77.

Bob Dunn formerly of Port Perry, beloved husband of Diann (nee D’Avignon).

Loving father of Mark Dunn and his wife Brooke, and Lauri and her husband Brian Murray.

BROWN, Sandra Anne  -  Unexpectedly passed away on Monday, December 5, 2022 at St. Michael's Hospital at the age of 80.

Predeceased by Bruce Brown, her loving husband of over 49 years, followed by Bob Devlin, her faithful partner.

     

McGrath MartinMcGRATH, Martin McGrath   -  November 9, 1965 - December 3, 2022

Martin passed away at Lakeridge Health Ajax on Saturday December 3rd at the age of 57.

Dearly loved husband of Jackie and father of Megan and Jade.

Beloved son of Bernadette and brother of Karen and Kathy.

Pre-deceased by his father Brendan and brothers Paul and Brendan.

Loving grandfather of Órla.

He will forever be in our hearts.

Bodashefsky GeorgeBODASHEFSKY, George   -  (Longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church)  Peacefully at Hillsdale Terraces with family by his side on Saturday, December 3, 2022, in his 101st year. 

Beloved husband of the late Erna (née Aru).  Loving father of Linda, Renee, Gary, and Eldon (Tracey). 

Cherished Grampa of Kirsten (Tyler) and Erin (Tyler) and Great-Grampa of Cypress and Kiana. 

Brother of Alex (Ann) and predeceased by Olga Romanuk (late John), Kate Zabudsky (late John), Victor Bodashefsky (late Anne), Alice Abramoff (late Frank), and Nettie Hughes (late Len). 

Predeceased by parents William and Martha. 

George will be missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends; especially his four-legged friend Sydney. 

Pezzarello JosephPEZZARELLO, Joseph Cosmas Isadore Pezzarello   -  SEPTEMBER 9, 1933 – DECEMBER 3, 2022

Joseph Pezzarello, a well-loved and respected family man and friend, died on December 3. 2022.

He will be missed by his children Christopher (Karen) and Regina (Stefan).

He was a proud Poppa to his grandchildren Alexander, Blake, Miranda and Jude.

Joe was married to his best friend and love of his life, Kathleen, for over 54 years.

He is survived by brother Donald of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. 

Joe was a proud graduate and XMEN of St. Francis Xavier University.

     

King DwightKING, Dwight Andre  -  April 4, 1982 - December 3, 2022

Passed away suddenly at home in Oshawa on Saturday December 3, 2022 at the age of 40.

Loving Son of Janette King of Oshawa and the late Sylvan (2012). 

Dear father of Shayla Chung, Shyheim King, Na’taya King and Jahkeil King and their mother Shannon. 

Loved brother of Nigel King. Nephew of Ronald Shepherd and his wife Joy, Andrew Shepherd and his wife Mauva and St. Aubyn Shepherd and his wife Phyllis.

Predeceased by Hyacinth, Mary and Lorraine. 

Verwey MonicaVERWEY, Monica Anne (nee Calnan)   -  APRIL 19, 1957 – DECEMBER 3, 2022 

Passed away peacefully at the Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Saturday December 3rd, 2022, at the age of 65 years.

Predeceased by her husband Frank, her parents Philip and Mary Calnan, and her brother Charlie. 

Loving mother of Chris and Alex.

Dear sister of David and Greg.

Will be missed by all her family and friends. 

SPIROVSKI, Vesa Spirovski   -  1930 - 2022

With a very heavy heart, on December 4, 2022 we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, Baba and PreBaba, Vesa, age 92 years, at home.

Vesa leaves behind her beloved husband of 70 years Mitre.

WILKINS, Joyce Edith Rosa   -   Passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 4, 2022 surrounded by her loving family at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa.

Loving mother of Larry (Becky) Kathy (Robert), Karen (Howard) and the late Terry (Kathy).

Cherished grandmother to Jordan, Kaitlyn (Robert), Matthew (Liz), Cassandra and great grandchildren Noah, Giulianna, Jaxx, Tyler and Nathan.

De Graaf LenDE GRAAF, Len –  July 17, 1951 – December 2, 2022 

Passed away at home on Friday, December 2, 2022, at the age of 71.

Len provided love and guidance to his son, family, and friends.

Beloved partner to Steven and father to Julian.  

Len was a primary educator as well as a gifted artist and crafter.

He enjoyed travelling especially to Europe and the Middle East.

Len loved his home and his Schnauzers and Kerry Blue Terriers he’s had over the years, he talked to his pets often and catered to them.

Len was a special friend to many and will be dearly missed.

     

Dale JuneDALE, June Elizabeth (Proctor) Dale  -   September 21, 1944 December 2, 2022

June succumbed to her chronic health conditions, on Friday December 2, 2022.

Cherished mother to Erica Dale (Brian Simpson) and Andrea Dale (Victor Doyle); and loving grandmother to Conor and Ewan Doyle.

She is survived by her siblings, Gordon Proctor (Mae) and Ethelwyn Rempel (Al).

She will be missed by her extended family and lifelong friends.

A lifelong teacher professionally (YRDSB) and as an individual, June led by example, always standing up (vocally) for what she believed in.

Williams KellyWILLIAMS, Kelly Lorraine Williams   -  MAY 2, 1960 – DECEMBER 2, 2022

Passed away on Friday December 2, 2022.  

Daughter of George.

Beloved wife of Dan.

Loving mother of Amanda and Dorothy-Lee (Gregory) and grandmother of Savannah.

She will be sadly missed by her siblings Sharone (Randy), Susan (Anthony), Wesley (Vincent) and Mari-Ruth (Craig) and many nieces and nephews. 

Kelly was predeceased by her mother Dorothy, sister Tammie and former husband Mickel Paul. 

RICHARDSON, Grace -  It is with deep sadness we share the news of our mother, Grace Richardson (nee Loshaw) passing. 

She died Saturday, December 3rd at the Wynfield Long Term Care. 

Residence in Oshawa in her 98th year. 

ADAMS, Russell Wayne  -  March 14, 1942 - December 3, 2022

(Retired, Crothers/Tormont Caterpillar, CAW Member Local 112)

Passed away at home, with family by his side, On December 3 at the age of 80.

NARSINGH, Walter Narsingh   -  1942 - 2022

Walter Ivan Narsingh, December 1 1942 to December 3 2022, passed away peacefully at his home in Ajax.

He was the husband of Lena Narsingh, and the father of Andy, Phil, Sally and Tom Narsingh.

   

Fudge RoseFUDGE, Rose Mary   -  August 16, 1937 - December 1, 2022

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Thursday December 1st, 2022 at the age of 85.

Loving mother to:  Gregory Arthur (Rose), Gail Rose Mary, Floyd (Robynn), Melissa-Jayne and Terry. Predeceased by her son Mark Warren Fudge. 

Fondly remembered and loved by her grandchildren: Ben, Jake, Bailey, Tanya, Stacey, Amanda, Alex, Matthew, Grace, Jennifer and Kristen and her many great- and great-great-grandchildren.

Loving sister to Linda Halton (David) and George Edwards (Jean).  Predeceased by siblings: Joe Edwards (May), Herb Edwards (Ruth), Joan Carter (Ken), Florence Crawford (Albert), Ruth Austin, Rebecca Edwards and Marjorie Edwards. 

In memory of Rose memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. 

     

Sims CarlSIMS, Carl Edward  -  February 5, 1939 – December 1, 2022 

It is with heavy hearts the family of Carl Edward Sims announce his passing at his home on Thursday December 1st 2022, at the age of 83.

Beloved husband of Tracey Sims.

Loved and cherished father to Mark Sims (Kathleen), Todd Sims (Wendy), Kelly Brewer (Shane), Kristy Sims (Jorge), step father to Erin Gardner (Braden) and Kyle Welsh.

He was proud of and will be fondly remembered by his 6 grand children.

Carl had a passion for trains, boats and the great outdoors.

Something he loved sharing with his children and grandchildren.  

     

Todd ThomasTODD, Thomas Irving  -  November 21, 1935 - December 1, 2022

Passed away at his home in Ajax on Thursday December 1st, 2022 at the age of 87. 

Loving husband of Doreen. 

Much loved Dad of Karen Gayman and her husband Donald, Thomas Todd, Kimberly Toomey and her husband Ken, Stephen Todd and his wife Kristine and Katherine Todd.

Adoring grandfather of Lindsey, Adam, Charlotte, Beatrice and  Adeline.

Great grandfather of Callie Rose and Emma Dawn. 

Miners MargaretMINERS, Margaret Elizabeth  -  Marg Miners passed away peacefully on Thursday December 1st, 2022 at Hillsdale Estates in her 96th year. 

Born in Oshawa in 1927 to parents Andrew Knox and Annie Simms. 

Marg was predeceased by her husband of 53 years William Miners (2000). 

Marg was also predeceased by her sisters and their spouses Edna Jarvis (Lester), Anna Marie Palmer (Edward), Shirley Davis (Harvey) and Donna Knox and her brothers and their spouses Edward Knox (Florence), Ronald Knox (Donna) and John Knox. 

Marg is survived by her brother Walter Knox and his wife Helen. 

Hawley DoreenHAWLEY, Doreen Martha Hawley  -   NOVEMBER 23, 1935 -  DECEMBER 1, 2022

In the arms of her children, and with heaven’s gates open, Mrs. Doreen Martha Hawley was called home on Thursday December 1, 2022, to be with her beloved Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 

Doreen was the dear mother of Myrna Keriakis (Makram) and Mark Hawley (Caroline), and the dear grandmother of Astrid Hawley and Christopher Hawley.

She joins her beloved husband, Rev. Earle Hawley, who went to be with his Lord and Saviour on September 7, 2018. 

Doreen Martha Hawley was born on a farm at Piccadilly in 1935 to Dorval and Martha Babcock.

               

English JasonENGLISH, Jason   -  April 24, 1979 - December 1, 2022

Passed away suddenly on December 1, 2022 at the age of 43.

Cherished son of Diane and Steven Sutton.

Loving brother of Eric, Crystal (Darryl) and Shane (Michelle).

Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Father of Kelsey, Briana and Damion and grandfather of Kingsley and Gabe.