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Gimon MariaGIMON, Maria   - April 11th, 1931 - June 5th, 2020

Passed away peacefully on Friday, June 5, 2020 at the Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre, at the age of 89.

Predeceased by her beloved husband John (1995).

Loving mother of Zena, Peter (Marta) and Irene (Greg).

Cherished Babcha of Chris (Lindsay) Schneider, Stephanie Schneider, Tatiana Schneider, Tamara (Chris) Schmeiler, Katerina Gimon, Adrian Gimon and Larysa (Brad) Tartick and great-grandmother of Riley Tartick. 

Wise RalphWISE, Ralph Kenneth - (May 3, 1948June 4, 2020) -

(Proud Member of the Lions Club) 

Passed away on Thursday, June 4th, 2020 at the age of 72. 

Beloved husband of Lynne. Loving father of Debby and her husband Ken Sabo, Kenn and his partner Heather, Jeremy and his wife Sarah and the late Trevor. 

Sadly missed by 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. 

Dear brother of Bill Allison and his wife Diana, Barb and her husband Jim Hilliard. 

Higgin HughHIGGIN, Hugh   - October 31, 1943June 4, 2020

(Retired General Motors Employee) 

Peacefully, surrounded by his family at his residence on Thursday, June 4th, 2020. 

Beloved husband of the late Margaret.

Cherished partner of Dorothy Carrol. Loving father to Kathleen; and Glen (Tammy).

Granddad of Cole, Mason and Wesley. Brother of Freda (Jude) Burke.

Scala AngelaSCALA, Angela  -  May 8, 1939June 4, 2020

Passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 4th, 2020, at 81 years of age. 

Beloved wife of the late Salvatore. 

Loving mother of Nancy Scala (Guy Langevin), predeceased by her son Joe. 

Loving “Nonna” of Nicholas and William. 

She will be fondly remembered by all her family and friends. 


McMahon MargaretMcMAHON, Margaret   -  January 10th, 1927 -  June 4th, 2020

Passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at The Village of Taunton Mills in her 94th year.

Beloved wife of the late Keith for 71 years.

Loving mother of Leslie (Mark) and Joan (James).

Predeceased by her daughters Barbara and Margaret and her son-in-law David.

Cherished grandma of Keitha, John, Elizabeth, Hilary, Alexander, Mackenzie and Charles and great-grandma of Piper, Finn and Veronica.

Dear sister of Jack.

PRIPP, Jack Pripp  -  Peacefully at home on Thursday June 4th, 2020 at the age of 60.  

Predeceased by his wife Laurine.

Loving Father Of Tony (Andrew) of Oshawa, and Sherry (Shane), of Gravenhurst.

KEYS, Kristopher James   - Peacefully on Thursday, June 4, 2020 in Oshawa at the age of 42.

Loving partner of Raymond.

Proud father to Eric and Samantha.

VALLEE, Mary Ann 'Denise' - Peacefully, on Friday, June 5, 2020 at Lakeridge Health Centre in Oshawa, age 61.

Denise Vallee was born and raised in Toronto and the youngest child of Rene and Allison Vallee.

Dear sister of David and the late Suzanne Clark (Bruce).

McCarroll NormanMcCARROLL, Norman James - Passed away peacefully at Extendicare Southwood Lakes in Windsor on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 at the age of 83.

Beloved husband of the late Marjorie.

Loving father of Andrew McCarroll (Heidi) and Dawn Oliver (Guy). Devoted grandfather to Rachel, Scott and Dylan. 

Brother of the late Ronnie McCarroll (Isabel), uncle to Donna Morin (Danny) and Norma Fabbro (Mike). 

Honourary father to Maria Popowich (Gary). 

McCUTCHEON, Robert Alexander   - December 1942 – June 3, 2020 

Called to God, peacefully, on Wednesday June 3rd at Lakeridge Health Oshawa with family at his side.

Beloved husband and soul mate of Joan for more than fifty three years.

BROWNELL, Charles George – (1945 - 2020) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Chuck Brownell on June 4, 2020 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre.

Husband and best friend to Gail for 51 years.

Chuck was the son of the late Rev. Gordon and Mary Brownell.

GOULBOURNE, Ronald Thomas  -  After a brief illness, Ron passed away at home on Thursday June 4th, 2020 at the age of 78 years.

Beloved husband of Nancy Fowler. Loving father of Cathy (Ken) Woolacott, Ron Goulbourne and Rob Fowler (Ashlee Hefferon).

Carnwith ViolaCARNWITH, Viola 'Hoppy' - (August 18, 1933June 1, 2020)

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa after a brief illness on Monday, June 1st, 2020, at the age of 86. 

Born August 18th, 1933 in Port Hope, Ontario to parents Clarence and Susannah Hopps. 

Loving wife to the late James Garry Carnwith. 

Beloved mother to Susan (Henry) Shemilt and the late James Carnwith. 

Devoted Grandma to Dale Shemilt (Lori) and Tayler Carnwith. 

Laforteza EuniceLAFORTEZA, Eunice M. -  (September 21st, 1966 - June 2nd, 2020)

On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, Eunice Laforteza, loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend died after a courageous battle with cancer.

Eunice will be forever loved by her son Joshua, sisters Jannette (Lorenzo) and Ramela (Geordan), brother Bo, mother Herminia and predeceased by her father Solomon. 

Eunice will also be lovingly remembered by her nephews (Jordan, Noah, Sebastian, Isaac), nieces (Asia, Kylie) and extended family.

Kennedy MargaretKENNEDY, Margaret (nee McGall) - (November 11, 1926June 2, 2020)

Passed away at Hillsdale Estates on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020, at the age of 93.

Beloved wife of the late George.

Loving mother of Robert and his wife Diane Kennedy, and Douglas Kennedy.

GELDER, Kurt   - Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Tuesday June 2, 2020 in his 86th year.

Kurt, beloved husband of Jean.

Loved step-father of June (Joel) Walsh.

CORBIN, Audrey Doreen Corbin   - Passed away peacefully, at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at the age of 90.

Predeceased by her husband Pierre (d. 2012) and her brother Roy (d. 1991).

BARTLEY, James 'Jim' - Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 in his 82nd year.

Jim had a successful and long career in the automotive business. Jim has touched the lives of many people.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Lois (nee Longhurst).

DOUCETTE COUVIER, Margaret 'Peggy' Ruth   -  (June 13, 1948 - June 3, 2020)

After a courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer, Peggy passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 in her 72nd year.

Peggy was born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

She was recently predeceased by her husband George Couvier.

Avery RichardAVERY, Richard VanWyck - (February 10, 1944 – May 31, 2020) 

Heaven has gained an incredible voice. Richard VanWyck Avery died at Lakeridge Oshawa following a brief illness.

Richard leaves behind his wife of 49 years, Lorraine (nee Nicholle), his daughter Nicholle Stanisz, her husband Mark and was fiercely proud of his three grandchildren: Matthew and twins Emily and Sarah.

Richard also leaves behind his sister Jane Ross, her husband Grant and their children Jennifer, Heather and Catherine, along with their families.

Murphy JohnMURPHY, John Edward Murphy   - April 6, 1935 – May 30, 2020 

Peacefully, John (Jack) Edward Murphy of Toronto, On., passed away in his 85th year.

Survived by his daughters Anne and Janet (mother Elva) and son in law Mike van Warmerdam and previous wife Elva.

Granddaughters Jacqueline and Madeline.

Pre deceased by his wife June, parents Joseph and Hazel Murphy, sisters Ruth and Eileen, brothers Bev (Thelma), Ernie (Lillian) and Ken (Rita).

Jack worked for IBM for 31 years in sales, created his company Murcomp in 1983, and upon “retirement” worked for Royal LePage in Milton.

TAYLOR, Joyce (nee ADLINGTON) - Passed away at Village of Taunton Mills on June 1st, 2020 at the age of 88 years.

Beloved wife of the late Hank Taylor. Dear mother of Kellie (Russ), Clayton (Christine) and Brent (Marina).

Mattison LesleyMATTISON, Lesley Anne - (June 29, 1968 – June 1, 2020)

Peacefully, following a lengthy illness, at home with her loving family at her side on Monday June 1, 2020 in her 52nd year.

Beloved wife to Craig for 14 amazing years. 

Loving mom to Samantha.

Devoted daughter to Mary Anne and the late Peter Pindred (2018).

Cherished sister to Laurie (Peter Tripp) and Paul Pindred and sister-in-law Amy (Dan Cappuccitti) and Leslie Matthews.

RUSHFORD, Margret Marolyn (nee Michener) - Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, on June 1, 2020, at the age of 90 years.

Wife of the late James (Jim) Rushford. Survived by her son James Hugh Rushford and a younger brother Gavin Lyle Michener.

OBRIST, Lily Rose (Eldmire)   -  It is with heavy hearts and great sorrow that the family of the late Lily Rose Obrist announce her passing at Bowmanville Memorial Hospital on June 1, 2020 at the age of 94.

Beloved wife of Fred for 68 wonderful years.

Loving mother of Peter (Cathy), Michael, Robert (Sharon), Mark (Deborah), Christine (Bill), Louie, Brian (Janice).

RUSHFORD, Margaret Marolyn (nee MICHENER)   - Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, on June 1, 2020, at the age of 90 years.

Wife of the late James (Jim) Rushford.

Survived by her son James Hugh Rushford and a younger brother Gavin Lyle Michener.