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Planeta JamesPLANETA, James “Jim” - (June 3, 1933 – October 14, 2021)

After a life well lived, it is with sadness, we announce the passing of our dad into the arms of Our Lord. 

He was predeceased by the love of his life, Rose, in February 2021, after 65 years of marriage. 

Dad was born in Oshawa in 1933 to immigrant parents from Poland. 

Married in 1955, they later built a home in Courtice which they loved and lived in for 50 years.

A longtime GM employee in tool and die and proud of his job.

MENDES, Lucy - (1929 - 2021) - It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of our darling mum, Lucy Mendes, née Lobo, on October 14, 2021.

Beloved wife of the late Romualdo Mendes and daughter of late Cajetan and Priscilla Lobo. 

Lucy is survived by her three children, Eva Pakyam-Martis (Clarence), Andrew Mendes (Eva), Rose Noronha (David), her grandchildren Ryan (Amanda), Josh (Charisse), Elissa (Scott), Tasha, Brett, Dylan, Evan, and Danielle and, great-grandson Maxome. 

MITCHELL, Cindy Betty Germaine  -  It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Cindy Betty Germaine Mitchell (nee Kabel) on October 14, 2021 in her 64th year.

With her family by her side, Cindy passed peacefully and gracefully after a short battle with cancer.

Cindy is mourned by her partner Andy Brown, daughter Kristin Inwood (Dec.), son Kyle Inwood (Lindsey), daughter Karen Inwood and son Jacob Mitchell. “GMa” to Elijah, Quinn, and Cooper.

MALFARA, Vito  -  It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Vito Malfara on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at the age of 63 in Port Perry, ON.

He was forced to retire at 60 due to diabetes.

Vito enjoyed coaching the soccer teams of Lake Simcoe Soccer Club with his three sons. 

Swain Dr JohnSWAIN, Dr. John Richard  -  Born in St. Albans England on December 14, 1941.

His loving family is sad to announce that Richard passed away suddenly with his wife by his side on Monday, October 4, 2021 at the age of 79.

Richard leaves behind his wife Sharon and his devoted daughters Sarah Elizabeth Goodburn and Sherry Lynn King, two grandchildren Samuel Turner and Haydn Jarrett, and son-in-law Jan Goodburn.

He was predeceased by his father Dr. Richard Henry Austin Swain and mother Margaret Swain (England).

Dear brother of Professor Paul Swain (wife Frances), and sister Dame Fiona Woolf (husband Nicholas) (England).


St Denis EmmaSt. DENIS, Emma Jane (Madge)  -  April 5th, 1935 - October 13th, 2021

Passed away at her home with her family by her side on Wednesday October 13th, 2021 at the age of 86.

Predeceased by her husband Robert (2005). 

Loving mother of Marie St. Denis, Darlene Quittenton (late Peter), Lynn Whitewolf, Barry St. Denis, Karen Peticca and her husband Piero and John St. Denis. 

Loving grandmother of her 9  grandchildren and her 5 great-grandchildren. 

Private Funeral Mass will be held at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church Brooklin on Tuesday.

Legree DonaldLEGREE, Donald Don ‘Cal’ Legree   -  August 25, 1933 – October 13, 2021

Of Oshawa passed away at Lakeridge Health Whitby on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021.

Don is predeceased by his wife Marilyn (1991) and is survived by his daughter Donna (Dave Sheridan) and son Brian (Jennifer Legree). 

He was the proud grandfather of Brandon and Tania Sheridan (and great-grandfather to Noah and Summer); Chris and Ashleigh Sheridan and Allison Legree and Davis Legree. 


Lindley RonaldLINDLEY, Ronald J.  -  July 1st, 1950 - October 13th, 2021

Passed away suddenly on Wednesday October 13th, 2021 at the age of 71. 

Dear father of Keith Lindley and his wife Julie. Grandfather of Tayden and Jersie.

Dear brother of Brenda Blair and her husband Jim and Stuart Lindley and his partner Ruth Lee.

Ronald will be fondly remembered as Uncle Big Guy to Cameron and Tara.


Rosierk WandaROSIERK, Wanda   -  Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at Hillsdale Estates, in her 98th year.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Stanisław.

Loving mother of Roman and his wife Christine.

Cherished grandmother of Margaret, Dorothy, and Jolanta (Gary) and great-grandmother of Emily, Eric, Lyla, Daxton, and Gage. Dear sister of the late Stanisława.

She will be missed by her nephew Czesław and his family.

Wanda was a dedicated parishioner of St. Hedwig’s Parish and long-time member of the St. Hedwig’s Rosary Society. 


Romano MariaROMANO, Maria Clesiana - (May 28th, 1923 - October 13th, 2021)

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Maria Romano announces her passing on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at Fairview Lodge, in her 99th year.  

Predeceased by her beloved husband Serafino (1985).

Loving mother of Donato “Danny” and his wife Wanda.

Cherished nonna of John (Aili), Dawn-Marie (Ray), and Robert (Angela). Dear great-nonna of Stephanie, Justin, Breanna, Emily, Ashley, Brandon, Jhaelyn, Kaitlyn, and Seraphina and great-great-nonna of Ryder. 

Puckrin UrvinPUCKRIN, Irvin Isaac  –  October 4th, 1930 - October 13th, 2021

The family of Irvin Puckrin is saddened to announce his passing at the age of 91 on October 13, 2021 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa. 

Irvin is survived by Lois, his loving wife of nearly 67 years. 

He will be lovingly remembered by his children and in-laws, Dennis and Ruth, Phyllis and Eldon and Dale.

He was the proud grandfather of 7 and great grandfather of 8. 

The family wishes to thank Dr. Ian Watson and PSWs Juliana, Veronica and Kay who all played an integral part in his care.

WELLER, Ronald David  -  After a courageous battle, Ron passed away at home, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.

Survived by his loving wife Helen. Adored father to Michael (Maxine Osmond) and Lisa (Luis Farias).

Cherished grandfather to Tracy (Alex Jordan) and Maxine Weller-Joseph (Jasmine Harris).

Campbell WinnifredCAMPBELL, Winnifred Louise  -  Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Tuesday October 12th, 2021. 

Beloved wife of the late Calvin Campbell. 

Loving mother of Calvin (Brenda) and Andrea Campbell. 

Dear grandmother of Alexandra Campbell, Robert Holod, Matthew Campbell and Lindsey Campbell and great-grandmother of Ella Holod. 

Dear sister of Beryl Williams and predeceased by her brothers Noel, Hubert and Eric. 


Sylvester RussSYLVESTER, Russ Sylvester   -  November 7th, 1969 - October 12th, 2021

Former Co-Owner/Operator of Russ and Al’s  

Passed away with family by his side on Tuesday October 12th, 2021 at the age of 51. 

Loving son of Brigid Sylvester (late Alvin). 

Survived by his wife Brenda and daughters Lindsay, Krissy and Alexandra. 

Loving brother of Janice, Judy, Kim, Alex, Karl and Gina.

Russ will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews and many close friends.   

OCZKO, Zygmunt "Ziggy"  -  It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of Zygmunt (Ziggy) Oczko in his 100th year in London, Ontario.

He is now with his beloved wife Eva Genevieve (Jennie) as well as his son Michael in Heaven.

May his soul rest in peace.

SMIT, Robert - Passed away at Lakeridge Hospital on October 12, 2021 at the age of 68.

beloved husband of Lynda, loving father of James (Amber) & Rachel (David), brother of Adrian, Sonja (Jim), George (the late Lois), Raymond (Mary) and his many nieces and nephews.

Fondly remembered for his incredible skills as a master craftsman.

ABRAHAM, Reumah   -  Passed away peacefully on Tuesday October 12th, 2021 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa at the age of 21. 

Beloved daughter of Anil and Susen. 

Cherished sister of Rogers and Raichelle.

GIFFORD, Linda  -  assed away peacefully on Tuesday October 12, 2021 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.

Beloved wife of Gary Gifford. Cherished mom to Gary jr.

Predeceased by her daughter Christine. Proud grandmother to Jessica Stolove and great grandmother to Sabian and Kianna.

FRANCIS, Audrey (nee READ) Francis  -  Passed away peacefully with family by her side on October 12, 2021, in her 91st year.

Predeceased by her dearly loved husband of 60 years, Peter Francis, who died in 2013, and her beloved daughter Joanne Dutka (Ken) in 2010.

HOLMES, Brent Andrew Holmes   -  55, of Port Perry, Ontario passed away on Tuesday, October 12 after a four-month battle with Cancer.

Brent was born on May 27, 1966 to Florence (Mike) and John Holmes in Toronto.

After graduating from Malvern Collegiate Institute in Toronto, he went on to study Arts at York University. Brent was also a Cub Scout, Navy League Cadet, Army Cadet with the Toronto Scottish Regiment Cadets and a member of HMCS York.  

McLEAN, Elizabeth Patricia (aka Betty) (nee Hungerford/Milne)  - (1927 - 2021)

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of our Mother Betty McLean at Extendicare Oshawa on October 12, 2021. 

Born in 1927, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Hungerford. 

Betty was predeceased by her second husband John McLean (2009), her brother John Hungerford (2009), sister-in-law Jean Hungerford (1982), her eldest son Richard Milne (2012) and sister Carol Marchant (2019). 

She is survived by her son Barry Milne (wife Sherry) of Calgary AB, her daughter Lori Lock of Whitby (late husband Brian), daughter Penny Lambert of Courtice (husband Bill) and brother-in-law Murray Marchant of Bowmanville. 

McLEISH, Marion Elva “Tommy” (nee Lyons)   - 1921 – 2021  Marion passed peacefully at Soldiers Memorial Hospital on Wednesday October 13 in her 100th year.

Predeceased by her husband Ted (2000) and her sister Doris, Marion is survived by her daughter Catherine (Dale Snoddon) and granddaughter Rebecca.

CLARKE, Camille Clarke  -  1976 - 2021 

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Camille Clarke, a loving, courageous and beautiful Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister and Friend.

Camille battled Cancer for almost 10 years, with her faith at the centre and inspiring many others along the way. 

SPROULE, Alan Charles – (April 2, 1951 - October 11, 2021)

Alan passed away at Victoria Manor in Lindsay.

He was the eldest son of J.C. and Sara (Terry) and brother to Brenda (Brian Bertram), Anna, Barbara (the late Gary Tutin), Lois (Michael Blais), and Donald (Lynne Nottage).

TAYLOR, Mary Ellen (Hill)  - Passed away at her residence in Lorneville, on Monday October 11, 2021.

Loving wife of Lorne for 53 years.

Cherished sister of David (Carol), Ted (predeceased Linda), and predeceased by Jim.

DA RE, Mario Da Re   -  1927 - 2021   We are saddened to announce the passing of our father and grandfather, Mario “Aio" Da Re. Mario was born in Vittorio Veneto, Italy on August 21, 1927 and passed on October 11, 2021 at Markham-Stouffville Hospital at the age of 94.

Predeceased by his wife Gina Lilianna Bellussi and his brother Angelo.