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Williams AlbertWILLIAMS, Albert Francis Williams   -  July 31, 1927 – June 27, 2022 

Beloved husband of over 50 years to Sheila (predeceased). 

Cherished father of Frances Kerr (Bob), Pat Williams, Cathy Baker (Scott), and Paul Williams (Eve).

Much loved by grandchildren Joshua Stevenson, Claire Baker, Grace Mahler, (Arik), Joyce Baker, Laura Williams, Rick Williams, Scott Williams and Lyndsay Williams.

Beloved friend of Greg Ho and his family.

Cherished brother to Alan Williams (predeceased), sister-in-law June Williams (predeceased) and their beautiful family.

Like an adopted father to Robin Hardman. 

     

Goverde MartinGOVERDE, Martin Goverde   -  Peacefully passed away in his sleep on Monday, June 27, 2022 at his home at the age of 87.

Beloved husband of Joan for over 60 wonderful and happy years.

Loving Dad of Rita (Jim) Coakwell and Rick (Anne) Goverde.

Cherished Opa of Thomas, Rachel (Providence), Nicole and Michael. Dear brother of John (Gerda) and Jane and brother-in-law of Toos and Richard.

Predeceased by siblings Cees (Reit), Adrian (Toos), Bill (Nell), Lou and Beth and his parents Henricus and Cornelia.

Martin will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, family and many friends. 

After growing up in Holland during the war, Martin immigrated to Canada in 1955 and became the proudest of Canadians.

     

Brisebois GillesBRISEBOIS, Gilles Brisebois  -   September 28, 1927 - June 26, 2022

Passed away peacefully at Thorntonview on Sunday, June 26, 2022, in his 95th year.

Beloved wife of the late Anita Lajeunesse.

Loving father of Denise (late Kenneth Patterson), Diane Clayton (Virgil), Lorraine (Allan Heard), Louise Brisebois (Paul Turcotte), Raymond and Michael (Kati).

He is survived by his brother Guy and sisters Huguette (Raymond Hébert), Thérèse (late Maurice Vinette) and Hélène (late Ken Thompson) and predeceased by his parents Philias and Laurencia (Lamoureux) Brisebois, brothers Jean-Claude (late Irène) and Marcel (late Pierrette). 

Laplante ChristopherLAPLANTE, Christopher Allan   -  (Employee of Federal Express)  After a short battle with cancer, Chris has peacefully passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Saturday June 25th, 2022. 

Deeply loved husband of Serenity for 24 years. 

Devoted father of Vaughan. 

Remembered fondly by all of his loved ones, family and friends. 

     

Worona EleanorWORONA, Eleanore Anne  -   April 3, 1936 June 25, 2022

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Eleanore Anne Worona (nee Lack) born April 3, 1936 in Oshawa.

Eleanore was predeceased by her eldest son Christopher Worona November 17, 2021.

Also predeceased by her brothers Richard (Dick), Bernard (Ben), John, Harry, James (Jimmy) and Joseph Lack.

She is survived by her husband Joseph and children Bernard, Anthony (Danise) Greg (Susanne) and Andrea (Justin) and cherished grandchildren Serhij, Tetjana, Oksana, Zachariah, Shannon, Madison, Kayley, Oliver, Thomas and Jack.

 

      

Slaunwhite RonaldSLAUNWHITE, Ronald Cedric  -  November 16, 1935 – June 24, 2022 

Passed away peacefully on June 24, 2022 at the Extendicare Nursing Home in Oshawa. 

Ron was the loving husband to Helen Slaunwhite, who he shared 62 years of marriage with. 

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Russell and Hazel Slaunwhite, where he lived with his brothers Jim, William and Keith.

Ron proudly served in the Canadian Air Force for many years. 

Survived by his wife Helen, and three children Janet Howsam, Wendy Daviduke, and Douglas Slaunwhite, and grandchildren Wesley, Haleena, George, and Tim. 

Tremblay HaroldTREMBLAY, Harold Patrick “JC” Tremblay   -  November 26th, 1947 - June 24th, 2022 

(Metro Toronto Police Officer 34 years, Whitby Men's Hockey League 30 plus years) 

It is with great sadness that the family of Harold “JC” Tremblay announce his passing on June 24th, 2022 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.

Harold “JC” was born November 26th, 1947 in Scarborough, ON, where he joined the Metro Toronto Police Cadets at the age of 18 and went onto a 34 year career where he proudly served many years at 41 Division, in Scarborough with The Toronto Police Services.

Retiring November 2001, becoming a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. 

Flanagan MaryFLANAGAN, Mary  -  It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Mary “May” Flanagan, on Friday, June 24th, 2022 at the age of 91.

Predeceased by Larry, her loving husband of 66 years.

Beloved mother to Laura and Andrew (Jane).

Lovingly remembered by grandchildren Justin, Jonathan (Jacinta), Alison (Bradley), Michael (Olive), Kristen (Jim) and great-grandsons Lincoln and Xavier.

Oldest of 3 siblings, Betty & William - all born in Scotland.

Mary will be greatly missed by family and her many friends.

             

Armstrong StephanieARMSTRONG, Stephanie Lyn  -  It is with profound and overwhelming sadness we announce the sudden but peaceful passing of Stephanie Armstrong, after a short but heroic and challenging battle with cancer at Leeds Cancer Hospital, U.K.

Stephanie quietly slipped away with her family by her side on Friday June 17, 2022 at the age of 54.

Stephanie leaves behind her father Bob Armstrong (Lyn), siblings Todd Armstrong, Debbie Armstrong-Cattell (Steve), Jeff O’Brien (Tammy), Jodi Dobko (Adam).

Aunt to Emily (Brandon), Mackie (Andrea), Matthew, Lauren, Paige, Katelyn, Brennen, Cameron & Wil.

Johnston SharonJOHNSTON, Sharon Rosa   -    Peacefully at Winbourne Park in Ajax with family by her side on Thursday June 23rd, 2022 in her 79th year. 

Beloved Mom of Leanne (Jason), Chris (Bonnie), Mark and Brian. 

Cherished G-Ma and Big G of Samantha (James), Courtney (Nick), Drake, Jayne, Makayla and Kallyssa. 

Sharon will be missed by extended family and friends. 

     

Harvey AlanHARVEY, Alan R.   -   December 1, 1956 – June 23, 2022

A truly wonderful, hardworking, thoughtful, lovely, gentleman passed away peacefully at 65 years of age on Thursday, June 23rd, 2002 marking 25 years of devotion to his dear spouse, best friend, and soulmate, Margo.

Beloved son of the late Douglas and Margaret Cherished nephew of the late Ann Fisher Kind brother of Ian (Janet) and the late Douglas Jr. Loving uncle of Morag Waller (John) and Graham (Beulah)

Alan will be sadly missed by his many Canadian, Scottish, and American friends.

Fallaise CarolynFALLAISE, Carolyn Florence   -  Peacefully at Hillsdale Estates, Oshawa on Thursday, June 23rd, 2022; Carolyn, in her 72nd year. 

Beloved mother of Major the Reverend Judson Bridgewater and wife Melissa of Petawawa; Joel Bridgewater and wife Amanda of Bancroft; Jonathan Bridgewater of Petawawa.

Loving grandmother of Courtney, Autumn, Emmett, Isla, Aurora and Jacob. 

Dear sister of Peter Fallaise (Hilary Parker), Jason Fallaise (Edie) and Dianne DeJong (Henry). 

Fondly remembered by extended family and friends for her personality and wittiness; a trailblazer, known for business start-ups and a graduate of the University of Guelph. 

Mills RetaMILLS, Reta Ellen Adelaide Mills   -   AUGUST 6, 1948 – JUNE 23, 2022

Age 73, of Woodstock, Ontario passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022.

Reta was born August 6, 1948. 

Fawcett JohnFAWCETT, John William   -   January 21, 1928 - June 18, 2022 

Beloved husband of 59 years to Mary Fawcett (née Whitehead).

Loving father of Andrew Fawcett and Elizabeth Wetmore (Jon). 

Cherished grandfather of Ben, Abby and Cameron, who he was so proud of. 

Survived by sisters and brothers in law Nora Henderson ( Jim), David Whitehead ( Linda), and Georgina Whitehead and many nieces and nephews who meant so much to him. 

Predeceased by his dear sisters Grace Brown (Ken) and Gwen MacDonald (Ken) and brothers in law Stan Whitehead (Betty), Bob Whitehead, and Bud Whitehead and friend of nearly 80 years Jim Gartshore. 

      

McGregor MichelleMcGREGOR, Michelle Marie McGregor  -  Passed away on June 22nd 2022 at Toronto Western Hospital with her husband holding her hand.

She was 55 years old. 

Loving wife of Chuck Guy. 

Cherished mother of Courtney and Mason. 

Adored sister of Diane (Richard). Loving daughter of the late Theresa. 

Michelle will be forever loved and remembered by her brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

Michelle loved to spoil and spend time with her family, so in lieu of flowers or donations please use that money to spend an afternoon or evening with someone you love. 

     

McCarthy AnthonyMcCARTHY, Anthony Francis McCarthy  -  It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Anthony (Tony) Francis McCarthy on June 22, 2022. 

He leaves behind his loving wife Lisa (Hallam), daughter Hannah, mother-in-law Barbara (Barb) Hallam, Father-in-law Robert (Bob) Hallam, sister-in-law Bonnie Hallam and large extended family. 

Tony was born in Toronto on January 19, 1965 and was predeceased by his mother Mary (Duffy) McCarthy and father Frank McCarthy. 

Anthony was a larger-than-life character that touched the lives of all of his friends and family.   

     

Horbacevicz PeterHORBACEVICZ, Peter Horbacevicz   -  March 24, 1958 - June 22, 2022

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, at the age of 64. 

Loving brother of Lila (Joe) and Henry (Darlene).

Predeceased by his beloved parents Jan and Helen.

Peter will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. 

Proctor ClairePROCTOR, Claire Elaine (née Smith)  –  October 16, 1933 - June 22, 2022

It is with great sadness, the passing of Claire Proctor who died suddenly at Ajax Hospital on June 22, 2022 at the age of 88.

Loving wife to Elwood Proctor (deceased) for over 50 years.

She loved walks, picnics, country drives, and dining out with her family who were her highest priority. 

She is survived by her son Wayne Proctor (Tanya), grandson Michael, loving sister Florence, and many caring nieces and nephews.  

     

Cowlin DebraCOWLIN, Debra Ann   -   June 1, 1968 - June 22, 2022

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Ajax on Wednesday June 22, 2022 surrounded with family by her side at the age of 54.

Debbie was the loving daughter of the late Dennis (2009) and Eileen (2019) Cowlin.

Cherished sister of Bill (Rhonda).

Loving cousin of Sally.

Proud aunt of Erika (Scott), Diana (Troy), Tyler (Aliesha) and Christina.

Adored great aunt of Morgan, Bryan, Madisyn, Abigaile, Connor, Keadyn, Andryk, Caysen, Averia, Luca, Alayna and Tosh.

STEWART, Patricia (nee MacBride) Stewart   -  1944 - 2022

Passed away suddenly at home with her daughter Christine Stewart by her side.

She leaves behind her daughters Christine and Karen.

POEPJES, Shelley Louise Poepjes   -  (1963 - 2022)

Passed away suddenly at home, Shelley was the beloved wife of Evan, cherished mom to Keirsten, the loving daughter of the late Stan and Doreen Damant, and daughter-in-law of the late Bene and Dorothy Poepjes.

Vanderpol JohnVANDEPOL, John Vandepol, (P. Eng.)   -  JUNE 11, 1926 – JUNE 21, 2022

A truly wonderful, peaceful, loving, hardworking, kind gentleman passed away at 96 years of age on Tuesday, June 21st, 2022 marking 68 years of marriage to his beloved wife, best friend and soulmate Ingrid (nee Stuurstraat).

Loving father of Jane Piersma (Stan), Linda Zekveld (Tom), Alan (Martha), Renee Reynolds (Paul).

Cherished Papa of Jen (Chris), Cara (Joel), Stephanie (Kevin), David (Vianna), Karin, Timothy (Julie), Andrea (Daniel), Matthew, Kristen (Remy), Corrinna and Kerri.

Great Papa of Brooklyn, Chelsea, Taylor, Rowan, Clayton, Adrian, Isaac and Liam.

He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

MOON, John Robert Moon   -  Peacefully, with his family by his side, on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at the Oak Ridges Hospice, in Port Perry, at age 71.

John Moon, beloved husband of Carol (nee McFarland) of Scugog Island.

BALSDON, Victoria "Vicky" Balsdon   -  1922 - 2022  

Peacefully on Wednesday June 22, 2022 at Lakeridge Health Ajax, Vicky Balsdon, nee Plitz, of Pickering, Ontario, in her 101st year.

Vicky was predeceased by her parents Gustav and Marie Plitz and was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth Balsdon.

PROVENZANO, Keith Provenzano  -  Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Wednesday June 22nd, 2022, at the age of 75.  

Loving father of Cheryl, Tara (Clarence) and the late Simon.  

Cherished Grandpa of Ina, Melanie, Celeste, and Katherine. 

DEAN, Ludmila   -  It is with heavy hearts that we share Ludmila "Luda" Dean (Dmitriew), 73, of Bancroft, ON, Canada, passed away surrounded by her loving family on June 22, 2022 after a courageous battle with kidney cancer.

Luda was born on May 23, 1949 to Wjachslaw and Anna Dmitriew (Pivenska) in Forchies-la-Marche, Belgium.