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Sims HaroldSIMS, Harold Gordon - (1932 (Yarmouth, N.S.) - 2021 (Ajax, Ontario))

Passed away peacefully on May 11, 2021 at Lakeridge Health Ajax following a short illness.

Survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Ellen Lena Sims, His son Terrance Ray Sims (Anna), and his daughter Kathryn Elaine Oldham (Bernie).

He is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Harold is retired from CP express where he worked for 38 years.

Pedersen HazelPEDERSEN, Hazel Cavell - (September 5, 1936 – May 11, 2021)

Hazel peacefully passed away at home with her family.

She is finally united with the love of her life - the late Blenos Pedersen, and is enjoying the eternal presence of her Saviour. 

Hazel was the loving mom of Douglas, Larry, Marsha, Lorraine and Jodi and cherished mother-in-law to Mark, Danny, Eddie, and Meghan.

WOODLAND, Eleanor Glynne (Walters)  - On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, Eleanor passed at the Markham Stouffville Hospital, Palliative Care unit after a brief battle with cancer.

Eleanor, was a local Uxbridge girl born April 12, 1934 and was married for over 60 years to her loving husband Fred.

She was predeceased by her parents, Jim and Eva Walters.

HOGARTH, Edith Christine (nee Rackham)  - (December 3, 1921 – May 11, 2021)

Surrounded by the love of her family, Edith passed away peacefully on May 11, 2021 in her 100th year.

Beloved wife of the late Bruce Hogarth.

WHITE, Iris  - Passed away at the McCall Center Etobicoke on Monday, May 10th, 2021. 

Loving Mother of Petrona Allen, Patricia Gay, Norris Allen and Everton Allen.

Loving and much loved grandmother of several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

GIBB, Richard Oliver  -  Passed away on Monday, May 10, 2021 at the age of 83, peacefully, surrounded by his family.

Beloved husband of June and loving father of Michelle and Dean (Monica).

Proud grandfather of Mikayla and Zachary.

CANANACO, Mario Canonaco   - Surrounded by love, Mario passed away on May 10th, 2021 at the age of 86 years. 

Much loved husband of Esterina (née Zingone). 

Loving father of Tony (Gail), Rob (Chris) and Sandy (Luke Carson). 

TOWNER, Patricia Madeline (nee Grainger) - (June 7, 1940 - May 10, 2021)

It is with great sadness that the family of Patricia Madeline Towner (nee Grainger) announces her passing on May 10, 2021 surrounded by her loving family in her final days. 

Patricia fought a short, but courageous battle with Cancer. 

Patricia was born in Toronto, on June 7, 1940, and is survived by her loving husband of 62 years Edward Towner.  Patricia and her husband Ted made Newcastle their home back in 1968, and have remained in Durham. 

Hale RichardHALE, Richard Michael David - (February 27, 1978 – May 9, 2021)

Passed away suddenly at Lakeridge Health – Oshawa on Sunday, May 9th, 2021 at the age of 43.

Beloved son of Michael and Yvonne.

Loving brother of Alison and Debbie.

He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews, Samantha (Brandon), Abby (Mike), Meghan, Jacob, Emma, Ben and two great nephews Isaac and Henry. 


Hand LilliHAND, Lilli Irmgard (née Risch) –  July 9th, 1926 - May 9th, 2021

Peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg on May 9, 2021 at the age of 94.

Beloved wife of the late H. Patrick Hand.

Loving mother of Laura Cargill, Lillian Hand, David Hand (Jacki) and Earl Hand (Jacquie).

Cherished grandma of Mike Elliott, Jamie Cargill, Jody Cargill, Deandra Hand, Aleena Hand, Karrisa Hand, Ceilidh DeMattos, Chelsea Hand and Connor Hand.

Proud great-grandma to Paige Elliott, Emily Cargill and Elijah DeMattos.


Leonard HazelLEONARD, Hazel Idella (nee Watson) - (February 17th, 1927 - May 9th, 2021)

It is with deep and heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Hazel Idella Leonard (nee Watson).

Born in 1927 in Upper Musquodoboit, N.S., she went by Della or Del for most of her life.

A name gifted to her for the grandmother that raised her, Idella Mabel, a grandmother she loved deeply along with her Poppa, Ross Howard Watson.

Della had a lovely childhood on the family farm and shared many of those memories with her family.

I think we can all picture the cottages on Mill Lake, the pasture, and her very own cucumber garden that her grandpa planted just for her.

MARTIN, Beverley Anne  (Rowe)  - Mother’s Day May 9, 2021, the angels called our mother Beverley home to be united with her dear husband George.

Forever in the hearts of her children; Larry (Doug), Linda (Terry), Pamela (Scott), Cindy, her 9 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Our beautiful mother was so gracious and kind, so full of energy and enthusiasm for all of life’s adventures.

SMITH, James Thornton Smith  -  James (Jim) Smith passed away at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville with his best friend, Keith and his nephew Stuart by his side on May 9th, 2021. 

Jim was a wonderful man who always had a smile and a sparkle in his eye.

He had impeccable integrity and remembered when times were simpler. 

DESCHAMPS, Michael Randolph Deschamps  - 1961 - 2021  Michael 'Randy' Deschamps passed away peacefully at Ross Memorial Hospital on May 9th, 2021 in his 60th year after battling cancer.

He will be greatly missed by his loving wife Irene 'Fred' Deschamps.

MacMILLAN, Kenneth Gordon 'Gord' Hugh - Peacefully, on Sunday, May 9, 2021 at the Port Perry Hospital, at age 88.

Gord MacMillan, dearly loved husband of Nancy (nee Kight). 

Loving father of Matthew MacMillan (Dianne) of Port Perry, and Susanna MacMillan (Hal) of Orillia.


Tanguay RickTANGUAY, Rick - (August 5th, 1957 - May 8th, 2021)

Passed away on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at his home, at the age of 63.

Beloved husband of the late Trish Martyne.

Loving brother of Linda (Dave) and Monique.

Dear uncle of Mike (Sheri) and Barry (Keri) and great-uncle of Carter, Evan, Leah and Parker.

Stepfather of Jay and step-grandfather of Niesha and Trinity.

Predeceased by his parents Maurice and Kathleen.

Hickey JohnHICKEY, John Patrick  - (March 7, 1945 – May 8, 2021)

On Saturday May 8, 2021, the Hickey family lost a Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, and Uncle, to Parkinson’s and a severe stroke.

John Patrick Hickey is finally at peace.

John was the beloved husband of Marlene for 52 plus years.

John was a treasured father to Kim (John); Brian (Heather); loving Grandfather to Serena, Phillip, Kelsey, Collin, Charlize, and Liam.

Cherished Brother to Martin (Susanne (d)), Anne Marie (d), Terry (Eleanor), Judy (Rob), Susan (d), Kathy (Brian), and Tim (Shelley). He will be missed by many nieces and nephews.

Eades ClarenceEADES, Clarence Elroy  -  Peacefully, at Ross Memorial Hospital, in Lindsay, on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at the age of 85. 

Father of Cathy, Wayne and Teresa. 

Grandfather of Tanya, Corey, Jodee, Skylar, Fallen, Chris and Brandon. 

Great-grandfather of Emily.  Cherished brother is Isabelle. 

Uncle of David and Dianne. 




SERAPHIM, Robert Horst  - January 20th, 1955 - May 8th, 2021

On Saturday May 8, 2021, Robby passed away at the age of 66 years.

He is survived by his sister Carol (Mike), as well as his nephews Nicholas, Mike and Christopher.

Robby was predeceased by his father Gert Seraphim, his brother Ulrich Seraphim, his mother Margret Seraphim Mahrenholtz, and step father Oskar Mahrenholtz.


Weber JackWEBER, Jack  – January 17th, 1931 - Saturday, May 8th, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jack Weber on May 8, 2021, after a brief struggle with cancer. 

Jack was the beloved husband of Barbara for 64 years.  Dear father to Cathy, David, Carol and Anne (Rick), and loving Grandpa to Whitney, Shelby, Carly, Rachel and Aiden. 

Jack, son of Ignatz and Anna Weber, was born in Barthel, Saskatchewan on January 17, 1931.

He is survived by his brother Charlie Weber (Audrey) of 100 Mile House, BC, and is predeceased by his sister Ludvina Aschenbrenner (Carl), brother Joe Weber (Annie), brother Alois Weber (Joy), and sister Elizabeth Pendergraft (Gerald), all of British Columbia. 

WICKETT, Alfred 'Wayne' - (1940 - 2021) - Peacefully and surrounded by his two best girls, Wayne passed away on May 8th, 2021 in his 81st year following a battle with Alzheimer's; a life very well lived and enjoyed. 

Wayne will be lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend of 53 years, Jean Wickett (nee Crowder); his daughter Robin Penton (David) and his grandchildren Joshua and Jonah. 

BELL, Marilyn Ruth Bell  -  August 3, 1940 - May 8, 2021

Marilyn Ruth Bell passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her immediate family on May 8th, 2021 in her 80th year. She will be sadly missed by her children, grandchildren, extended family and friends.

McAULAY, John Robert  - (October 9, 1949 - May 8, 2021)

Retired founder-CEO of The MPSL Group, musician, race car driver, friend.

Devoted son of the late Donald Graham McAulay and Mary Elizabeth McAulay (nee Donaldson).

HEROUX, Nancy May   -  Passed away peacefully in her sleep at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on May 7, 2021 at the age of 81.

Predeceased by her loving husband Laurier (2019).

Loving mother of Barb, Rob (Maryann), Butch and Bryan (Reneé).


Tsimelkas StevenTSIMELKAS, Steven  - Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on May 7, 2021 at the age of 69, a loving husband to Jennifer for 28 years.

He was the beloved father of Chris, Anne, Nadine, and Sarah, and a grandfather of 9.

He will be forever remembered for his devotion to his family, his wisdom and advice, and ability to make everyone feel welcome.

TYCE, Gwyneth Kate (nee Gregory) -  (November 4, 1926 – May 7, 2021)

Born in Swansea, Wales, Gwyneth spent her youth surviving WWII bombings and worked briefly as a window designer before meeting and marrying Peter Tyce when she was 25.

They emigrated to Canada in 1956 to make a better life for their growing family. She spent a great deal of her life devoted to children, be it her own, or volunteering with the Children’s Aid or taking care of foster babies.

She took the greatest joy in her 5 children, their families and her beloved sister Eileen.