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Kurhan IrenaKURHAN, Irena 'Irene' (nee Szagala) - (May 26, 1950 – September 21, 2021)

Irene passed away peacefully at home on September 21, 2021, surrounded by family and loved ones at the age of 71 after a courageous 2-year battle with cancer.

Irene never stopped fighting, as she was determined to stay strong and demonstrate what inner strength and bravery truly look like for those she loved. 

Those who knew and loved Irene will remember her as a kind and gentle woman with the warmest of hearts and a smile that could light up any room.

MANERA, Giulio - (15-year employee of TTC) - Passed away peacefully comforted by the love of his family on September 24, 2021 at Toronto General Hospital. 

Beloved husband of Angela. 

Loving father of Giuseppe (Marisa) and Stefano (Lisa). Cherished Nonno of Matteo and Caterina.


Blue BettyBLUE, Elizabeth   -  May 3rd, 1942 - September 23rd, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Elizabeth Blue on September 23, 2021 in her 79th year. 

Betty is survived by her loving husband Alan and her children Stephen (Christine) and Jennifer, grandson Max and sister Janice Kerr.

Predeceased by her mother Bessie Murdoch and sister Helen Koneilly.

Known for her kind heart and loving nature, she will forever be in our hearts.

In accordance with her wishes, there will be no funeral.

Thank you to Betty's care team at Lakeridge Health.

Bartling RudolfBARTLING, Rudolf "Rudy" Bartling   -  February 2, 1936 – September 8, 2021 

Passed away peacefully Wednesday evening, September 8, 2021 in Oshawa, ON. 

Rudy was born on February 2nd, 1936 in Bonn, Westphalia, Germany where he trained as a class A auto mechanic at Fleischaur, Germany.

Rudy arrived in Canada in 1957, accepting a position at Volkswagen Canada.

After leaving Volkswagen Canada he worked for several years in California.

Gagnon JackGAGNON, “Jack” Jacques Joseph   -  July 28, 1939 – September 22, 2021 

Passed away peacefully in his sleep, at Thornton View Nursing Home on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 at 12:17 a.m.

He is predeceased by his beloved wife of many years, Gwendoline Gagnon, as well as many of his siblings, Henriette, Reynald, and Edna.

He will be dearly missed by those who survived him, his siblings Jeanette and Alcide, along with his children, Lee Gagnon and Lisa (Mark) Parzanese.

GAJIC, Sinisa Steve Gajic   -  1947 - 2021  Passed away peacefully on September 22, 2021 at the age of 74.

He was a beloved husband to Mira Gajich.

Respected brother to Miroslav Gajich.

CAFFREY, Rita (nee Duffy)  -  March 2, 1938 to September 22, 2021

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved mother Rita Caffrey.

Loving wife of 62 years to Colm.

GIBSON, Jim - (Retired from Dupont Canada)  After a short illness on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at the Oshawa Hospital, at age 77.

Jim Gibson of Greenbank, dearly loved husband for 39 years of Judy (nee Gillmore).

Cherished father of Bonnie (Bryan), Suzanne (Dave), Nicole (Ken), Heather (Rob), and Andrea (Shawn).

KIM, Hung Sik Kim  - (John to his friends)   -  Passed away Sept 22nd at his home completing the full life of an unassuming man.

Fleeing North Korea as a child, John chose to travel Europe before coming to Canada.

Initially working construction, he became an independent Taxi owner of 40 years before retiring due to COVID-19.

McLEAN, Dorothy Christine  - Peacefully, at home on Thursday September 23, 2021, in her 96th year.

Dearly loved by her late husband Cliff, devoted mother to Christine (Troy Dumoulin), and Pamela (Jason Smith).

Loving grandmother of Caleb, Noah (Mary), and Jordan.

STEVENS, Jean Stevens   -  It is with heavy hearts that we announce the quiet passing of Jean Stevens (nee Turner) on the evening of September 21, 2021, at Oshawa Hospital. 

As a long-standing member of the Clarington community, Jean will be missed by many, but most especially her husband of almost 70 years Bob Stevens, who survives her; her children Debbie Boss (Greg), Charles Stevens (Judi), Dianne McMullen (Chris), Barry Stevens (Fabienne) and Beverley Sirrs (Doug); her grandchildren Janet McMullen, Courtney Stevens, Andrew McMullen (Amy), Brady Richards (Natalie), Alexandra Stevens (Scott), Myles Richards (Samantha), and Justin Stevens; and great-grandson Ben McMullen. 

SIMPSON, Garry Leigh Simpson  -  The death of Garry Leigh Simpson of Amherst, NS occurred Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at his sons home. 

Born in Amherst, NS he was the son of the late Raymond Simpson and Marion Smith. 

OBRIST, Fridolin Johan   -   It is with great sadness that the family of Fridolin (Fred) Obrist announce his passing at Bowmanville Memorial Hospital on September 21, 2021 at the age of 96.

The loving husband and best friend of the late Lily Rose (2020), married 68 years.

Loving father of Peter (Cathy), Michael, Robert (Sharon), Mark (Deborah), Christine (Bill), Louie, Brian (Janice).

CAREY-CLARK, Annie - Age 82 years. Went to sleep peacefully surrounded by her family on September 21, 2021. 

She is survived by her four children: Mark, Cheril, Jennifer and Carrie and predeceased by her son Grant and two grandchildren Nicole and Ian. 

ABBOTT, Mark - loving husband to Anne, father to Ben, Thomas, and Stephanie, who he bragged about to everyone he knew.

Mark was a grandfather to 5 young grandkids, sharing in the excitement of each new addition by showering them in love.

DAIGLE, Joan Beverley (nee Brown) Daigle   -  Life Member of Royal Canadian Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary.  Associate Member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 178 

Passed away surrounded by the love of her family on September 22nd, 2021 

Beloved wife of Art Daigle. 

Loving mother of Barbara (Frank) D’Onofrio, Beverley (George) Kleon, Donna Wright (Peter Daly) and Donnie (Bonnie) Daigle. 

McKeown LawrenceMcKEOWN, Lawrence William  -  Passed away peacefully to eternity after a battle with cancer at the age of 67 on Monday, September 20, 2021, at home with family by his side. 

Beloved son of the late William (Bill) James McKeown and the late Loretta Agnes Donohue. 

Beloved husband of Carole Morneault of 20 years. 

Dear brother to Maureen, Jack (Ronna), Kathryn Paquin (Gary), Donna Merryweather (Kieth), Mary Anne LaChance (Ted). 

Predeceased by his brother Gerard, his stepmother Betty Jane Allin and his father-in-law Georges Morneault. 


Simpson JanetSIMPSON, Janet Jeanne - We are saddened to announce the death of our sister Janet on August 19, 2021.

Janet was predeceased by her parents James Simpson and Jeanne (Thompson) Simpson.

Janet will be greatly missed by her siblings, Stephen (Elaine), MaryLee, Robert (Nina), John (Louise), David (Lynn) and Jane.

She also leaves many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends to mourn her passing.

BEDDOWS, Glyn Beddows   -  Peacefully, on Monday, September 20, 2021, at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie, at age 87.

Glyn Beddows of Angus formerly of Sunderland, beloved husband of Gloria (nee Baragar), and the late Mary (nee Kelly).

Loving father of Kevin Beddows of Alliston, Sheila Beddows and her husband Rob Bonderud of Paisley, Rhonda and her husband Ford Keeping of Alliston, and Dave Beddows and his wife Adriana of Bolton.

SCRIVEN, Olga Maria Antunes Saragaco   -  Passed away peacefully, at Hillsdale Estates in Oshawa, on Monday, September 20, 2021, in her 61st year.

Beloved wife of Paul, Olga was born in Portugal on June 26, 1961.

PERRY, Doreen (nee Rogers) Perry   -  1933 – 2021  Passed away peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on Monday September 20th, 2021. 

Beloved wife of the late Douglas Perry. 

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

McVEAN, Shirley Evelyn McVean   -  Passed away on September 19, 2021, in Oshawa Ontario after a short battle with cancer.

Shirley was born on April 4, 1944 in Trinity Bay/Random Island Newfoundland.

Wife to Keith, Mother to Sherri (predeceased), Danny, Keith and Ken, Grandmother to Ada, Stephen, and Kaitlyn.

SPICER, William George   - Passed away at ThorntonView on Sunday September 19th, 2021 at the age of 76 years.

Bill, beloved husband of Sharon. Loving father of Stacey (Greg) and Michael (Janice).

Cherished Jimmy, Alexis, Eilott, Hudson, and Maddex.

FOUNTAINE, Dorthey Joan (Tilley)    -  January 22, 1938-September 19, 2021.

Dorthey passed away at Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital on Sunday September 19, 2021.

Dorthey was the beloved wife of Bill Fountaine of 61 years.

Daughter of the late Ralph and Phylis Tilley.

BABINGTON, John Alfred  -  With broken heart’s, John’s family wish to announce his passing on Monday, September 20, 2021 at the Palliative Care Unit, 4F, Lakeridge Health, Oshawa. 

Beloved husband of the late Jeanette (nee Thompson). 

Loving father of Marina Breakey and Deniese Weeks. 

CHILDS, Irene Elsie (nee Leduc)   - Peacefully passed away on Monday, September 20, 2021 at Port Perry Place Nursing Home at the age 87.

Loving mother to Judy (the late Rol Peckford), Susan Shawchek, and Daniel Childs.

Cherished grandmother to Gord, Darryl and Brenda, Nicole and Kimberley and several great grandchildren.