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Hoad MaryHOAD, Mary (Mae)  -   July 27, 1926 – June 19, 2021 

Passed away peacefully at Wynfield LTC Oshawa on Saturday June 19, 2021. 

Loving mother of Jim, Linda (Garth), Ron (Diane) and stepmother to Linda (Keith), Susanne (Brent), Jeannie (Karl). 

Predeceased by brothers Omery, Bob, Roy, Stan, Don and Frank. 

Cherished grandmother and great grandmother. 

As a teenager Mae worked at the munitions factory in Whitby during WWII building boxes for ammunition to be shipped out. 

She enjoyed the monarchy. 

BROWNSON, Patricia Anne Brownson  -  After a lengthy battle with kidney disease on Saturday June 19, 2021 at the Oak Ridges Hospice in Port Perry, at age 78.

Pat (nee Arnold), dearly loved wife of Bob Brownson of Port Perry.

Walker JeanWALKER, M. Jean  - Jean was born June 1st, 1931 in Guelph, Ontario. 

She passed away on June 18th, 2021 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, with loving family by her side.

She was happily married to her soul mate, Ray Walker, since 1976, and he predeceased her in November of 2020.

Predeceased by her parents Christina (Tina) and Albert Budd, brother Norm Budd and his wife Peggy, brother Glenn Budd and his wife Beth, brother Ken Budd, sister Betty Ann Jones and brother-in-law Vin Walker.

Lovingly remembered as the World’s Best Mom by her daughters Cynthia Mountford (Paul Crawford), Sue Nieuwenburg (Randy) of Oshawa, and son Jamie Mountford (Erin Sokoloski) of Dundas. 


McConaghy AndrewMcCONAGHY, Andrew Parker  - May 2nd, 1950 -  June 18th, 2021

Passed away peacefully on Friday, June 18, 2021 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, at the age of 71.

Beloved husband of the late Barbara.

Loving father of Deanna (Ron), Danny (Rae-Anne), Rhonda (Larry), Lorraine, John (Mirella), and Jennifer (Dan).

Cherished grandfather and great-grandfather of many.

Dear brother of Doug and Grant.

Predeceased by his brother Donnie. 

Andrew was a lifelong truck driver. 

Cashman CatherineCASHMAN, Catherine “Kit” Irene Ann (nee Kish)   -  February 27, 1946 – June 18, 2021

Retired – EllisDon Construction

Catherine (Kitty) passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Friday June 18, 2021.

Kitty was the loving wife of 56 years to Bill.

She will be sadly missed by daughter Lori Ann (Pat) Abernathy.

She was very proud of her grandsons Brandon, Michael, and Dakota.

Kitty was predeceased by her parents Andrew and Betsy Kish (nee Napier)


RERECICH, Marino Andrea Jr.   -  Passed away peacefully on June 18, 2021. 

Loving son of Andreina and the late Marino Sr. (2019). 

Beloved brother of Jane (Henry). 

McEWEN, Lorraine Edna (nee Smith)   -  It is with our deepest sorrow that we have to announce the passing of Lorraine McEwen on June 18, 2021 in her 86th year.

Predeceased by her husband Donald Russell McEwen.

She was loved so very much by her heartbroken daughters, Karen Berry, Linda Hart, and Suzanne Punkari and her son-in-laws Gary Hart and Ian Miller.

BROWN, Davine Easter  -  Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Friday June 18th, 2021, at the age of 85.

Beloved wife of the late Nelson for 59 years.

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

DEWEY, Rien Donald Dewey  -  Suddenly, on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, at age 78.

Rien Dewey, beloved husband of the late Elaine (nee Wood) of Sunderland.

Robertson GladwellROBERTSON, Gladwell Robertson   -  June 11, 1965 -  June 16, 2021 

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Gladwell Wanjiru Robertson (Jewel) on June 16th 2021.

Predeceased by her husband Rick Robertson.

Cherished mother of Elenor Mumbi Robertson.

She is dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her mother Esther Mumbi Mukiri.

Sisters Rosa Wairimu Mukiri, Leah Gathoni, Annette Wanjiku Mukiri.

Brothers Kenneth Mukiri and Daniel Mukiri. 

Jewel loved, cared, nurtured, extended profound generosity, hospitality, friendship and joy to many.

CORAN, Branka Coran   - July 31, 1952 - June 17, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Branka Coran on June 17th, 2021.

Proud mother of Dubravko, Drazen and Alec.

HEFFERN, Mary Theresa   - January 18, 1927 – June 17, 2021 

It is with great sorrow that the family announces the passing of a great woman, Mary Theresa Heffern, at Port Perry Place June 17, 2021.

Landry LauretteLANDRY, Laurette Landry   - May 30, 1932 – June 17, 2021 

Peacefully passed at home on June 17th 2021.

Beloved wife of Gerard for 70 years.

Loving Mother of Ron (Lisa), Gary (Gerard) and Lynn (Paul) Fry. Cherished Mémé of Christine (Adam), Gregory, Megan, Kevin (Katherine) and Erin (John).

Adoring Great Grandmother of Weston, Wyatt, Walker, Riley, Sean, Luke, Peyton and Charleigh.

Laurette, true to her faith was a longtime member of the Catholic Women's League and a dedicated volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul. 

George MelissaGEORGE, Melissa - (March 25, 1978 - June 16, 2021)

(B.A. Honours Anthropology/History, B.Ed., M.Sc. Primate Conservation) 

After a long and courageous battle with Ovarian Cancer, Melissa passed away peacefully, at the age of 43. 

A beautiful and loving wife, daughter, sister, niece, cousin and teacher, Melissa adored life and was loved by many.

She will be missed immensely by husband Adam, mother Rosemary, father David, sister Samantha and brother-in-law Robert. 

She will be fondly remembered by her many wonderful aunts, uncles and extended family around the world. 


Miller MurielMILLER, Muriel May (nee Longhurst)  – Peacefully on Wednesday June 16, 2021 at Lakeview Manor, Beaverton, at the age of 96.

Muriel, beloved wife of the late Norman Miller (2002).

Much loved Mom of Connie Miller, Shane Miller, June Dobbin (Derrick), the late Barb Miller and the late Frankie Miller.

Proud Nanny of Zachary Miller, Tanya Skeoch (Gord), Sheri Hartle (Jason), Adriane Miller, Caleb Payne, Anthony Miller and Jaclyn Wadden. Great Nanny of seven great grandchildren.

Muriel is predeceased by her parents Timothy and Helen Longhurst (nee Henderson), and her siblings Wilf Longhurst, Wild Merv Longhurst, Mervin Fowler and Bev Orlicky.

Dearly loved by numerous nieces and nephews, especially Carol Martell.


Zylka JadwigaZYLKA, Jadwiga (nee: Czarnecki)  -  January 1st, 1925 - Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

Passed peacefully on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at Wawel Villa in Mississauga at the age of 96.

Born in Buśno Poland on January 1, 1925, Jadwiga was the beloved wife of the late Konstanty Zylka, and the loving Mother of the late Tony (Zbigniew) Zylka.

Dear sister in law of Blanche Zylka and the late Leo Zylka.

She is survived by many dear nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews, both in Canada and Poland.

She was a marvelous cook, preparing delicious Polish dishes for her family.

PAUL, Sandra Elizabeth Paul  -  April 9, 1955 – June 16, 2021 

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our big sister, Sandy. 

After a courageous 25 year battle with organ disease, Sandy is now at peace alongside our dear parents, Reginald and Wilma Paul. 

CHAPELL, Jacqueline May Chapell  - (UCW member, Secretary/Treasurer of Pinedale United Church) Peacefully, surrounded by family, in the comfort of her home, in Fenelon Falls, on Wednesday June 16, 2021, at age 88.

Jacqueline (nee Johnson), beloved wife of the late Richard Chapell.

COLANGELO, Norman Bradley   -   It is with great sadness that we announce Norman passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre at the age of 68 years.

Survived by his mother, Angela Colangelo.


Deachman TomDEACHMAN, Tom   -   It is with broken hearts and profound sadness the family of Tom Deachman at his home announces his passing in the early morning on Monday, June 14, 2021. 

He is survived by his treasured wife Janet.

His adoring children Debbie Arsenault (Wayne), Darlene Young (Phil), Deena Deachman (Scott) Darryl Deachman (Linda) and Danny Deachman (Lynn).

Cherished Papa of Jason, Jordan,Justin, Madison,Shalynn, Tanner, Austin and Logan

Great Pappy to Brenden, Breanna and the late Gianna. 




RAITT, Marjorie Lillian 'Betty' - Known to most as Betty, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

At the age of 94 years, Betty had lived a full live and was deeply loved.

She was many things to many people: our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, Aunt (Aunt Bet) and friend (Miss Betty).

Betty’s death was not COVID related; it was just her time.

THOMPSON, Donald James Thompson   -  Donald passed away in his 87th year at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Tuesday, June 15th.

He was born in Cobourg, ON., on October 31st, 1934.

Predeceased by his parents James and Hazel Thompson, sister Evelyn Foley, and brother, Maurice.

GRIFFIN, Judith Florence (nee Lee) Griffin   -  After a long and courageous battle with cancer, with family by her side Judith passed away on June 14, 2021. 

Loving wife to Donald Griffin, of 52 years. 

ROONEY, Bernard Thomas - Passed away on June 14, 2021, after a lengthy courageous battle with cancer. 

Loving father of Jeffrey and Teresa. 

Missed by grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Dear brother to Brigid Jones.  Good friend to Victoria Douglas. 

BOWYER, Mary Margaret 'Joan' - With gratitude for a life of family and love, we share the news of the passing of Mary Margaret “Joan” Bowyer on June 14, 2021 at the age of 88 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. 

Loving mother of Elizabeth (Ed Farrell), John (Janine), Donald (Caroline) and Robert (Bernadette), and adoring and loved grandmother to Catherine (Lucas), Michael, and Megan Farrell; Rebecca (Collin), Jonathan and Elizabeth Bowyer; Jessica, Courtney, Samantha and Kate Bowyer; Frances, Simon and Lucas Bowyer; and two great granddaughters Eve and Ivy whom she was able to meet via Zoom. 

McMASTER, R. Russel - In loving memory of Russel McMaster who passed away at home in Uxbridge, On, on June 14, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.

Russ is survived by the love of his life, Linda (nee Cecchetto) married for over 54 years.

He was the cherished father to LouAnne (Steve), Rhonda and Kim (Lance) and much loved Nono, to Brooklynn, Kevin, Vanessa, Owen, Carson, Jade and Ethan.