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Zielinski HelenaZIELINSKI, Helena  - April 5th, 1918 - October 21st, 2020

Peacefully passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Centennial Retirement Residence, at the age of 102.  

Predeceased by her husband Janek.

Loving mother of Wanda (Peter) Ruddy and Edward Zielinski. Cherished grandmother of Elizabeth, Wanda, Edward Jr. and Sherri-Lynn and great-grandmother of Peter, Alexandra, Olivia, Maddie, Cailyn, Sophie, Adam and Summer.

Dear aunt of Edward Brak. 

Helena was a member of St. Hedwig’s Rosary Circle for many years. 

Von Zuben PaulVon ZUBEN, Paul Joseph  -  November 9th, 1937 - October 20th, 2020

OMC, PESM  - Retired Metropolitan Toronto Police Department (33 years)

Passed away in Oshawa on Tuesday October 20th, 2020 at the age of 82. 

Dearly loved husband of Mary-Jo Von Zuben for 60 years.  Loving Dad of John and his wife Christina, Terence and his wife Heather, James and his wife Sonya.

Predeceased by Paul Jr (Rusty) (Surviving Donna) and Anne Marie.

Grandfather of Michael, Andrew, Katherine, William, David, Caeleigh, Amie, Emily and Sarah.


DOWNS, Lavina Mary (Little)  - We are deeply saddened to announce the sudden passing into the peace and rest with God on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, of Lavina Mary Downes (nee Little) of Kendal, in her 87th year.

Beloved wife of the late Allan Downes.

Loving mother of Linda (Ken) Sanders, Roger (Margaret) and Barry.

MEIER, Dylan Joseph and Levon Herman   -  Were born October 21st 2020 and passed away in the arms of their loving parents on October 21, 2020.

They are survived by their parents Kelsey and Matthew, their big sister Isabel Lydia.

Their Nanny Shirley Connelly, Papa Dave Henning and their Grandpa, Guy Connelly and by their Uncle Kevin Connelly.

De Cristoraro TonyDE CRISTOFARO, Tony - (March 16, 1944October 19, 2020)

Suddenly at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Monday, October 19th, 2020 at 76 years of age. 

Beloved husband of Eileen for 52 years. 

Loving father of Colin and his wife Lisa and Trevor and his wife Angela.  Cherished Grandpa of Marissa and Nicole. 

Dear brother of Teresa Flood.

ELDRIDGE, Sandra Jean (nee BUTLER)  - Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Monday October 19th, 2020.

Loving mother of Murray, Vickie and the late Suzy & Miles. 

MURPHY, Ronald Cornelius Murphy   -June 13, 1932 - October 20, 2020

The family is heartbroken to announce the passing of Ronald Murphy, exactly one year to the date after the death of his beloved wife of 60 years Betty (nee Kennedy). 

Adored father of Greg (Poet), Duff (Melissa) and Paula.

Sinopoli MariaSINOPOLI, Maria Teresa  - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Maria Teresa Sinopoli on Sunday, October 18th, 2020, in her 94th year.  

She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a friend to all whose lives she touched. 

Maria was a loving wife for 68 years to her husband, Giuseppe (‘Peppino’), who passed away April 18, 2020.  

Maria is survived by her seven beloved children:  Anna (Antonio), Frank, Caterina (Kimberly), Nick (Patty), Rosina, Giovanni (Colleen), and Joe (Melanie).  

Marsh CliffordMARSH, Clifford William - With love and sorrow in our hearts we announce the passing of Clifford William Marsh at Toronto General Hospital on Sunday October 18th, 2020 at the age of 80.

Beloved husband of Joyce (nee Davies) for 56 years.

Loving Dad of Gareth Marsh (Chantal) of Ajax and Rachel Schwartzel (Jeffrey) of Garden Hill.

Cherished Grandad of Kathryn and Briannon (mother Nancy), Rebecca, Kenneth, Sarah and Daniel.

Dear brother of May (late George), John (Theresa).

Predeceased by Norah (Bert), Evelyn (Trefor) and George.

Fergusson SheilaFERGUSSON, Sheila Willox  - (December 1, 1929 - October 18, 2020)

Peacefully and surrounded by her loving family, Sheila left us to be with Dennis, her beloved husband of 66 years.

She will be profoundly missed by all her many family and friends, but especially by her adoring children Ken (Pat) Fergusson, Al Fergusson (Kathy Proctor) and Gord (Theresa) Fergusson, her cherished grandchildren Scott (Aileen) Fergusson, Kristy Fergusson, Elyse Fergusson (Travis Coots), Dana (Jose) Barbosa, Tara Fergusson and Lauren (Jeff) Draga and by her great grandchildren to whom she was a doting granny, Dillon, Jodie, Ellie, Evan, Addison, Carlie, Poppy, Liam, Mitchell, Maxwell and Emily, her loving sisters Margaret (George, deceased) Craig and Catherine (Michael) McKenna, and her many nieces and nephews in Canada and Scotland.


Rideout SheilaRIDEOUT, Sheila - Passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Lakeridge Health Port Perry, at the age of 71.

Beloved wife of the late William.

Loving mother of Dennis, Claudine (Brian), Jennifer (Bill) and Sabrina (Francis).

Cherished grandmother of Peter, the late Christopher, Alex, Megan, Amber, Tyler, Austin, Nicholas, Joshawa and Jordan, and great-grandmother of Gage, Aiden, Gabriel, Sophie and Leo.

Dear sister of Bruce and Andy.

Predeceased by her parents Ronald and Freda.

SPINKS, Sheila  -  (August 7, 1933 - October 18, 2020)

On a beautiful Fall morning, October 18, 2020, Sheila Spinks (nee Holland) passed away peacefully at home under the loving care of her daughter.

Despite the challenges of COVID19, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren managed to visit her daily, either virtually or across a windowpane

NELSON, Sonja C.  –  Peacefully at The Village of Taunton Mills on Sunday October 18th, 2020.

Cherished sister of Glenda Duncan and her husband Sam Donkoh.

Beloved aunt of Yolande Jones-Grande (Antonio Grande).

McCARROLL, Sarah Anne (née McLaughlin) - Born in Coatbridge, Scotland on June 25, 1935.

She passed peacefully in her home on Sunday October 18, 2020.

She takes her big voice with her and leaves her big family behind.

SUE-PING, Lucille - Passed away peacefully at her residence on Sunday October 18th, 2020 at the age of 93 years.

Predeceased by her parents Benjamin and Adelaide Sue-Ping (nee Choong-a-Fung) and siblings Yee Yen, George, Muriel, Frank, Danny, Fung Sen, Irene, Sheila and Alex.

Bird RobertBIRD, Robert Gregg 'Bob' - Known to many close to him as Bob, passed away peacefully at the age of 93 at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa on Saturday, October 17, 2020 with his loving wife Ida at his side.   

Bob is survived by, his sister Madeline Prentice, his son and daughter Gregg (Karalee) and Donna Marie (Don) Jordan, grandchildren Nichole, Daniel, Donovan, Erica, Kelly, Erin, Katherine, Cameron and Jenna and 18 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his son Ricky Robert Bird (2008), and his sister Arlie Bateman.

Bob established his Heating and Air-Conditioning company in 1963. He was greatly respected in his trade and fondly remembered by everyone who worked with him.


McCammond AnnaMcCAMMOND, Anna Joyce - (April 22nd, 1937 - October 17th, 2020)

With deep sadness, the family announces the passing of Anna at Hillsdale Terrace on Saturday, October 17th, 2020 in her 84th year.

Born Anna Joyce Ward on April 22nd, 1937.

Daughter of the late James and Martha Ward.

Beloved wife of the late James McCammond.

Loving Momma to Mathew Abrams and Melissa and Ryan Bentley. Great-Momma to Rylee, Sam, and Leo.


North DorisNORTH, Doris Verona (née Goatcher) – (September 6th, 1924 - October 17th, 2020)

After a lengthy illness, Doris passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on October 17, 2020 at the age of 96.

Beloved wife of the late Thomas Redmond (d. 1959) and the late Alexander North (d. 1988).

Loving mother of Hazel Hopwood (John), Allan Redmond (Barbara), Elizabeth Foster (Rick) and step-son Bob North (Barb).

MISSINGHAM, George - (September 2, 1927 - October 17, 2020)

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of George on October 17, 2020 in Toronto. 

He will be sadly missed by his wife of 56 years, Marion, his daughters Laura Freeland (Chris) and Lynn Topp (David) and four grandsons, Steven, Michael, Alexander and Justin. 

HANNON, Terence “Terry”  - Passed away peacefully at his residence on Saturday October 17th, 2020 at the age of 74 years.

Terry, loving husband of Janet of 53 years.

Beloved father of Dan (Pam), and Kim (Dennis).

HARTFORD, Cecil Claude - It is with heavy hearts, that the family of Cecil Claude Hartford announces his passing.

Cecil passed peacefully at Glen Hill Strathaven on October 17, 2020 at the age of 87.

Cecil leaves behind his beloved wife of 51 years, Ruth Hartford (nee Saunders). Cherished Father to Douglas (Frances), Alan (Jennifer) and David (Tammy) Hartford.

CARRIGAN, John James - The family of John James Carrigan is saddened to announce his passing on October 17, 2020 in his home at the age of 97.

Predeceased by his loving wife Ruth Viola Carrigan (nee Prescott), to whom he was married for 46 years.

Beloved father to Douglas James Carrigan.

COLBOURNE, Maurice Peacefully, on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at his home in West Shore Village in Port Perry, at age 88.

Maurice Colbourne, beloved husband of Emilie (nee Skinner) for 44 years.

Loved father of Leda Fulford (Derek) and Tom Colbourne (Susan) and stepfather of Bobby Richards (Eva), Sandra Gray (Dave), Terry Richards (Gail) and the late Maureen Good (John).

SANDERCOCK, Dorothy Mae - It comes with so many great memories of our mom, Dorothy Mae, and to sadly say Mom passed away peacefully at Oshawa, Ontario, on October 17, 2020 at the age of 84.

You could have never met a sweeter person than our mother. 
She was a pillar of strength to her family and friends. Mom was kind, funny, and the most precious soul, and we all love her so much.

Morrison BettyMORRISON, Betty (Eileen Grace) - (December 26, 1929October 16, 2020)

Peacefully at Belmont House (Toronto) on Friday, October 16th, 2020 at 90 years of age.

Beloved wife of Norm. Cherished mother of Dean (Linda) & Blair (Cairine).

Loving Grandma of Megan and Matilda & Matthew, Mitchell and Sydney.

Dear sister of the late Cliff Simpson.

Lamb JamesLAMB, James 'Jim' - (June 3rd, 1934 - October 16th, 2020)

Born June 3, 1934 in Toronto to the late Frank & Anne (née Smith).

Passed away October 16, 2020 after a brief battle with cancer.

Survived and will be greatly missed by his beloved Corinne, sister Nancy (McDonald), children Mark (Ute), Brian (Wendy), David (Linda) & Deanna (David), his nieces & nephews and many Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren.