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BLUE, 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.

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.

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 Carey-Clark  -  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. 

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.

Hoad BarbaraHOAD, Barbara  –  Peacefully with her family by her side at Extendicare Oshawa on September 18, 2021.

Barbara was born in Port Whitby on August 3, 1936 to the late Leonard and Jessie Hoad.

She is predeceased by her sister Lillian Sargant (Lawrence).

She will be fondly remembered by her niece Debra McCormick (Bob) and nephew David Sargant (Susan).

Barbara was the cherished great-aunt of Julie Sargant (Dan McGrath), Rebecca Sargant, Michelle McLeary (Tim), Lawrence Sargant (Julia) and proud great-great-aunt of Lilli, Eric, Lorelei, Emma and Hailey.


Johnston ThomasJOHNSTON, Thomas Johnston   -  January 7th, 1950 - September 18th, 2021

Passed away suddenly in Minden while golfing with some of his life long best friends.

TJ is survived by his wife Sandy (Sam) for 50 years.

Much loved dad of Terilyn Grylls and her husband Dave of Brooklin.

Predeceased by his parents Eric and Theresa Johnston.

Cherished Papa of Meghan and Gregory.

Survived by his step-brother Robert Johnston,

Brother-in-law of Ken Villiers and his wife Una as well as two nieces Krista and Karey.

LEWCHUK, Joyce Marie (Wilson)   - Passed away peacefully at home in Orangeville, Ontario surrounded by her family on September 18, 2021 in her 71st year.

Beloved wife of Richard for 43 years.

Cherished mother of Leah Berg (Rob) and Simon (Ashley).

HOLMES, Robert ‘Gary’ Holmes   -  Passed away peacefully at home in Newcastle on Saturday September 18th,
2021 at 65 years of age.

Gary is survived by his loving wife Lynne (nee Musick) of 44 years, his daughters Lyndsey Harper (Mike) and Alyssa Beer (Zach), his adoring grandsons, Jacob and Isaac and his wannabe lap dog, Lola.

He will be greatly missed by his 3 brothers and 2 sisters and fondly remembered by all who knew him.


Black RobertBLACK, Robert ‘Roy’ William   -  (January 14th, 1932 - September 17th, 2021)

Passed away at home with his family by his side on September 17th, 2021 at the age of 89.

Beloved husband of Nora for nearly 67 years. Loved and loving father of Heather (Harry), Joanne (Jay) and Greg.

Cherished grandpa of Blair (Rachel), Holly (Rocco), Sarah (Chris), Jesse, Kevin, Brian (Meaghan), Nicole and Riley. Proud great grandpa Clara and Sam.

He will be forever remembered by his siblings Isobel, Hubert and Sandra all of Northern Ireland.

Lovingly remembered by his only niece Colleen in Canada as well as nieces and nephews in Ireland, extended family and friends.


Eckel VivienneECKEL, Vivienne (nee Lewis) Eckel   -  Saturday, May 22nd, 1926 - September 17th, 2021

Passed away at the age of 95 at Hillsdale Estates, Oshawa on Friday Sept 17th, 2021.

Predeceased by her husband Robert Eckel (2008).

Much Loved mother of Sue Levy (Peter) of Maryland, Peter Eckel of Richmond Hill, and Jane Cousineau (Richard) of Brooklin.

Grandma of Michelle Wood (Nick), Alex Bone, Eric Cousineau (Rebecca) and Austin Cousineau. Great Grandma to Ava, Olivia, Kaden, Ivy and Clark.

Dear sister of Jack Lewis (Keitha).