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Blake EdithBLAKE, Edith Linda (née Trail)  - After a brave fight, Edith “Lin” passed away peacefully at home with her children by her side. 

Loving wife to Robert “Bob” for 57 years! 

The best mother ever to Debbie and Neil (Annette). 

Proud grandmother to Miles, Owen, Hayley and Rachel. 

Missed by her brothers Jack Trail (Anne), Wilson Trail and sister Diane Copping. 

Predeceased by Cindy (Graves). 

Retiree of Pringle Creek IGA where she worked as head cashier for many years. 

Marcotte MarieMARCOTTE, Marie Jeanne d’Arc (née Guimond)  - At Lakeridge Health in Oshawa on September 28, 2020, in her 71st year. 

Beloved mother of Tammy Stone and her husband Mike of Oakville, Jeremy Marcotte and his wife Stacey of Oshawa, Derek Marcotte and his wife Laura of Oshawa, and Kristan Marcotte and her partner Phil Gumley of Ottawa. 

Loving Grandma of Logan, Hailee, Allison, Sarah Marie, Gracie, Claire, Oliver and Sebastien. 

Dear sister of Valerie Donovan, Stan Guimond, Rochelle Guimond, Peter Guimond, Louis Guimond, Laurette Guimond-Cavanagh, and the late David Guimond. 

Dupuis JeanDUPUIS, Jean (nee Marnien)   - August 27, 1926September 27, 2020

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Sunday, September 27th, 2020, in her 95th year. 

Beloved wife of the late Willmer Dupuis. 

Loving father to Cathy Peyton (Dave) and Steven Dupuis. 

Sadly missed by her grandson Ken (Kristen). 

Jean is predeceased by her  parents Lawrence and Delia Marnien, her brothers Norman and Cecil (Anita), and her sisters Norah, Ann (Cecil), Violet (Len) and Dorothy (Al). 

VAZ, Constance Francis   -  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Constance Francis Vaz on Monday, September 28, 2020 at the age of 86.

Pre-deceased by his wife Grace Elizabeth Vaz, parents Cajetan and Carmeline Vaz, brothers Sebastian and Danny Vaz, brothers-in-law Raphael Pereira and Ignatius Pereira. 

McKINZIE, Fredricka McKenzie   - 1939-2020  Fredricka Agatha McKenzie, 81, of Pickering, ON passed away on September 28, 2020. 

Fredricka was born on July 27, 1939 to Alfred and Violet Newman in Manchester, Jamaica; one of seven siblings. 

In 1958, Fredricka married Lamuel McKenzie. 

HARRIS, Eleanor   - Passed away peacefully on September 29, 2020 at the age of 82 years. 

Beloved wife of the late Frank Harris. 

Loving mother of Jaclyn, Paul, Lisa (Marlin) and step mother to Barb and the late Beverly. 


CLEARY, Mary Cleary   - Peacefully, after a short illness, on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, at age 86.

Mary (nee Riley), beloved wife of the late John Cleary of Scarborough.

Hancock EriaHANCOCK, Erla Beth - (September 5, 1931 – September 27, 2020)

Peacefully, on September 27, 2020.

Erla, beloved wife of the late William ‘Bill’ Hancock.  

Loving mother of Debbie Murphy (Ralph), Rick Hancock (Stephanie), the late Sharon Cobourn (Jim) and the late Wayne Hancock (Diane), Mother-in-law to Carl Fischer (Diane).  

Cherished Nanny of Meagan (Adam) Cullen, Dayna (Matt) Clement, Brandon (Melissa) Murphy, Brock (Callie) Murphy, Jesse, Jacob, Riley and Ella-Grace Hancock. Loved GG of Harlow, Mack, Cora, Addy and Isla.

SAWDON, Celena Gertrude   -  Peacefully at Sunnycrest Nursing Home on Sunday, September 27, 2020 in her 88th year.

Beloved wife of 52½ years to the late John William Thomas Sawdon.

Loving mother to Neil, Donna (Kathryn McLellan), Keith, Joanne (John Thompson).

SIKMA, Jane (VanHuizen)  - (July 2, 1931 Hallum, Netherlands  - September 27, 2020 Orono, Ontario) 

On Sunday, September 27, 2020, Mom was graciously taken to her final home, age 89.

Beloved wife of the late Peter Sikma.


Szabunia OlgierdSZABUNIA, Olgierd - (September 24th, 1926 - September 26th, 2020)

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his children, on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville at the age of 94.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Janina (2013).

Loving father of Barbara Szabunia Forrest (Frank) and Ronald Szabunia (Edyta Latuszek). Cherished grandfather of Kianna, Taela, Joshua and Alicia.

Olgierd was born in Poland and served in WWII before immigrating to Canada after the war.

He retired from General Motors after many years of service.

CRABB, Dalton Curtis   - (August 8, 1944 – September 26, 2020)

Passed away peacefully at home.  Loving father of Richard (Carol) Crabb and Kimberly (Troy) Mayall.  Beloved Poppa to Amber, Ashtyn, Thomas & Ryan. 

Predeceased by his wife Gloria and survived by his partner Sandra. 

Stephenson LeslieSTEPHENSON, Leslie Ellen - (March 10, 1961 -  September 25, 2020)

Passed away peacefully on September 25th, 2020. 

Her family was grateful that she was able to be at home, comfortable and surrounded by love. 

Leslie was a kind, gracious, loving person with a warm smile and a ready laugh who always thought of others before herself. 

She enjoyed getting together with family and friends and, in the summer months, many of these events took place at the family cottage, a place she loved deeply. 

Nicholls BillyNICHOLLS, Billy Alfred  -  July 16th, 1951 - September 25th, 2020 

Passed away peacefully with family by his side at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Friday, September 25th, 2020 at the age of 69.

Beloved husband of Lorraine.

Loving Father to Sarah, Judy, Tommy, Michael and Amanda.

Predeceased by his parents Edward and Hilda Nicholls.

Leaving to mourn him is his brother Ed and sister Marion and many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

STROUMOS, Efthimios "Efto" Stroumos   - July 5, 1933 - September 25, 2020 

Peacefully on Friday September 25, 2020 passed away at the age of 87.

Efto will be sadly missed by his loving wife Thomai “Tomka”.

Kingsley DenisKINGSLEY, Denis  - We were all so proud to call Denis Kingsley ours. He was the most loving husband, father, grandude, brother, uncle and friend you could have and the best human we know. 

Denis passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by love and with his family by his side on Thursday, September 24th, 2020 at the age of 72. 

Loving husband of Diane (nee Charette).

Cherished father of Natalie Kingsley and her husband Scott Jeanveau of Whitby and Brigitte Kingsley and her husband Andrew Cymek of Port Perry. 

Precious Grandude of Brooke and Wyatt.

Newell LaureliNEWELL, Laureli S.   -  Laureli passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Thursday September 24th 2020.  

She is survived by her husband Don Newell, married for 59 adventurous and happy years. 

Family was very important to Laureli and she is survived by her two daughters Lesli Reid and Paula Casey, and her two son-in-laws Jody and Kevin. 

Nana to Corina, Tyler, Charis and Autumn. 

Dear sister of Heather Bennett and sister in law of Shirley and George Warren. 

De GELDER, Peter  - The family of Peter De Gelder is saddened to announce his passing at the Lakeridge Health Hospital on September 24, 2020.

Peter passed surrounded by the love of his family in his 93rd year.

Peter was born in a small town called Hazerswoude in Holland, the year was 1928. He was the first born son of Mr. and Mrs. De Gelder who had four more sons and one daughter.

Dennis ColeenDENNIS, Coleen (Wendy) - (June 4, 1957September 23, 2020)

Peacefully at her residence with family by her side on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 at 63 years of age. 

Beloved wife of Guy Dennis for 44 years. 

Loving and devoted mother of Lance (Samantha), Shane, Jason (Ashley) and Shannon. 

Cherished grandmother of Colton, Hunter, Ethan, Landon, Lincoln, Caleb and the late Cayden. 

Dear sister of Kirk Gilliland and the late Brian Gilliland. 


Russo TullioRUSSO, Tullio - (November 4th, 1931 - September 23rd, 2020)

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at his home, at the age of 88.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Lillina.

Loving father of Maria, Lisa and Anna.

Cherished Nonno of Justine (Alex), Micaela (Zach), Lucas and Noah.

Tullio will be fondly remembered by his family, friends and neighbours. 

Tullio will always be remembered as a dedicated family man, a true gentleman with charisma and charm.

JONES, Elizabeth Ellen  - Peacefully at home, on Tuesday September 23, 2020 in her 59th year, after a 5 year battle with cancer. She was surrounded by loved ones and her very best four-legged companion and friend, Freddy.

Ellen Jones was dearly loved and will be missed by her two children Chris (Allison) Schierholtz Pembroke; and Katie Schierholtz Peterborough.

She was a proud grandmother to Chloe, a beloved daughter to Barbara (nee Goodman) and the late Llyod Jones, and the dear sister to Steve Jones and Laurien Jones.

JONES, Jennifer - Suddenly as the result of an accident, on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Toronto. 

Jenny was the loving mother of Hayley Whetham and Dawson Whetham. 

Cherished daughter of Zara and the late Robin Stuart-Jones. 


Irons StephanieIRONS, Stephanie  -  October 19th, 1928 - September 22nd, 2020

Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on September 22, 2020 at the age of 91.

Predeceased by her husband Norman (2018).

Predeceased by her son James Irons her daughter Marlene Walker (surviving Mike). 

Much loved grandmother of Paul Walker (Sandra), Tammy (Ron) and Keri-Lynn (Aaron)


ROGERS, Harold Frederick - Passed away peacefully RCC Care Centre Toronto on Wednesday September 23rd, 2020 at the age of 91 years.

Harold was born in Innisfil on February 28th, 1929 to Herbert and Amy Rogers. He grew up at Red Wing Orchards, Whitby.

Survived by his beloved wife Jean for 68 years. Dear father to James (Christine) of Oshawa and Geoffrey (Nancy) of Port Perry.

BULLER, Doug - (Retired Supervisor from GM Truck Plant)

It is with sadness in our hearts that our family announces the passing of Doug Buller, suddenly, after a short illness, on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 peacefully at his home in Port Perry, at age 85 with his wife of 60 years by his side.

Doug Buller, beloved husband of Mae (nee Malott).

COOPER, Albert Seward - (March 8, 1937 - September 23, 2020)

Al died peacefully at Lakeview Manor, Beaverton at 83 years of age.

Born in Sydney, Cape Breton Island, N.S, Al and his family moved to Ontario, living in Kirkland Lake and eventually settling in Toronto.

As a young man, he found work in the uranium mines in Elliot Lake. He eventually married and moved his family to Bramalea, where he worked in the auto industry.