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 OBITUARIES  ...for the DURHAM REGION  

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

Hammond StephenHAMMOND, Stephen (Steve)   -  Caring father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend; welder, gas fitter, and HVAC technician.

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Steve at his home in Brechin, ON, on May 19th, at the age of 66.

Predeceased by his parents, Margaret and Arthur. 

Spouse of Kathy. Loving father of Shawn (Kellie), Keith and Melanie. Cherished grandfather of Iris and Ada.

Beloved younger brother of Jim (Judy), Mike (Chris), Ted and the late David (Deb) and proud uncle.

Steve will be missed by his extended family, friends and pets.

MARTIN, David Ross   -  June 27, 1949 - July 2, 2022

Passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, July 2, 2022.

David will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Florence, son, Paul, and daughter, Janet.

Smith MaureenSMITH, Maureen Margaret (Angel)   - Our beloved earth fairy has earned a new set of wings after a brief battle with cancer on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at the age of 79. 

Maureen, to all who knew her, was a beacon of light and love. 

Loving wife and soul partner of Leslie Samuel “Sam” Smith and the greatest mother to Autumn Smith (Sarah) and Stewart Smith (Monika), and Grandmother of Casey, Hannah, and Reed. 

Maureen was predeceased by her mother and father (Mary and Samuel Robinson), her beloved sister (Marilyn Lavender), and is survived by her brother David Robinson, nephews Shawn and Cameron Lavender and Kevin Robinson, and a whole whack of the Smith clan. 

Maureen was a constant and devoted friend who shared her kindness and empathy with whomever she encountered. 

CRAWSHAW, Terence Crawshaw  -  1947 - 2022  Terry Crawshaw passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto on July 1, 2022. 

He will be greatly missed by his wife of 51 years, Ursula and his two daughters Karen (Stu), Michelle (Rob) and his grandchildren, Chantal, Clara, Noah and Emily as well as his family in England, Ireland and the US. 

Barclay SharonBARCLAY, Sharon Marie (nee Schlechter) Barclay   -  JANUARY 26, 1960 – JUNE 29, 2022

Passed away peacefully at home with family by her side on Wednesday June 29, 2022 at the age of 62 years.

Beloved wife of Allan Cronin.

Loving mother of Jeffery (Robyn), Bradley and Victoria (Jeff).

Cherished Nanny of Kaylee, Casey, Eden, Loraine, Lenix, Emma, Keelin and Eva.

Dear sister of Ken Schlechter.

Will be missed by Betty her canine companion.

HAMADE, Herby Hamade  -  1931 - 2022  Herby Hamade passed away peacefully on June 30, 2022 at Ajax Pickering Hospital after a short illness. 

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joan (nee Nishimura), and his son Jody and his wife Deborah.

WILLIAMS, Reese Williams   -  Peacefully with family by his side on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry, at age 54.

Reese Williams, beloved husband of Ronda (nee Larocque).

Loving father of Michael, Stacy, Jake and Carly.

     

MacKinnon SharonMacKINNON, Sharon Lillian   -  November 29th, 1946 - Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

Passed suddenly with family by her side on Tuesday June 28th, 2022 at the age of 75.

Dear wife of the late Earl MacKinnon (2017)

Much loved mother Cynthia Kee and her husband Steve and Jeremy MacKinnon all of Brooklin.

Grandmother of Chloe Anderson and chosen grandmother of William (Samantha) and Carter (Eden).

Great Grandmother of Finnegan.

Predeceased by her granddaughter Emily.

Tisdall JohnTISDALL, John "Jack" Wallace Tisdall   -   OCTOBER 30, 1918 – JUNE 28, 2022

Age 103, of Oshawa, Ontario passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 with his family by his side.

Jack was born in Edmonton, Alberta on October 30, 1918.

He was raised by his parents, Ethel and Stan, along with his 2 siblings: Gerry and Eileen. 

Jack was a great hockey player as a young man.

He was known as Jack “Regina” Tisdall and he came to Oshawa when he was 20 years old.

     

Arbour IvanARBOUR, Ivan Arbour  -  March 15, 1936 - June 28, 2022

Died peacefully, surrounded by family in his 86th year on June 28, 2022.

Survived by his wife Irene (Beattie) and children Larry (Joanne), Maureen (Chris), Gerard (Leslie), Kevin and Patrick (Karen) as well as his grandchildren Brad (Katie), Matt (Erica), Kristen (Reese), Laura (Alexandra), Cameron, Spencer, Mae and Jackson and his great-grandchildren Madison, Blake, Everly, Nolan, Zoey and Mackenzie.

Born in East York in 1936. Predeceased by his parents Lillian and Ted Arbour, his brother Neil and sisters Theresa, Marie and Irene.  

His career encompassed working with Dun & Bradstreet in Toronto and Halifax, WJ Gage in Toronto, CBS Records in Toronto and finally Hallmark Cards in Toronto as the VP of HR until his retirement in 1997.

KENT, Brian Kenneth  –  Passed away unexpectedly at Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital on Tuesday June 28, 2022.

Brian was the beloved husband of 54 years to Rosalie (Andrews).

Cherished father of Christina (Ron) Armstrong, Timothy (Rhonda) Kent, and James (Leslie) Kent.

CASSIDY, Arlene (Nee Bowes) Cassidy   - 1940 – 2022   Arlene passed away peacefully with her beloved husband of 48 years, Brian, by her side on Tuesday, June 28th, 2022 at Centenary Hospital, Toronto. 

Arlene, for all who had the privilege of knowing her, was one of the kindest, most honest and the sweetest person anyone could ever hope to know.

     

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.

MUMFORD, Maurice "Moe" Mumford   -  Peacefully with his devoted family at his side, Moe passed on into the arms of his heavenly Father on June 28, 2022 in his 90th year.

Beloved and devoted husband of Clarissa for 63 years.

Loving father of Debbie (Chris) Crosby and Joanne Mumford (Ted Schlotzhauer).

ARSENAULT, Audrey Jean Arsenault   -  October 31, 1931 to June 28, 2022 

In her 91st year; (she could never believe she was 90 years old).

Absolute greatest Mother of 3; Deb (Holly), Jan and Eric (Natalina).

Proudest Nana of 5; Ed (Ashley), Brett (Emma), Mitchell, Chase and Tanner.

SPRAGUE, Kevin Mark  -  Passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer on Tuesday June 28th with his family by his side at Oak Ridges Hospice in Port Perry.

Loving father to Emily and Mark. Survived by his brother Steve (Lynda), niece Erin (Steve); predeceased by his parents Ernest and Shirley (nee: Frise), and nephew Thomas John.

EVANS, David Wilfred   -  Dave passed peacefully with his family by his side on June 28th at the age of 81. 

He will be greatly missed by Shirley, his loving wife of 55 years. 

He was a proud and devoted dad to his daughter Leanne (Dan) and son John (Susanne) and a loving grandpa to Sadie, Duncan, Ben and Lily.  

     

Davidson DonnaDAVIDSON, Donna Mary  - 

Donna Mary Davidson (nee Peters) of Oshawa, Ontario passed away suddenly but peacefully, on June 25, 2022.

Born to the late William S. Peters and Geraldine Peters (nee Johnson).

Donna was predeceased by her loving husband of 59 years, Alexander Davidson.

Survived by her brother William (Bill) Peters and his wife Mary; her sister Carol Himmer of Florida; and brother James Peters (Tammy Cail).

Survived by her daughter Sharon Davidson; son Wayne Davidson (Dawn Arnett); her grandchildren, Hilary Davidson (Micheal Fulford); Hailey Davidson-Oliver (Richard Dudley); Troy Davidson (Danielle Tyl); Michael Oliver (Alexandra Oliver); and great-grandma to their daughters Thea and Lennon.

     

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 husband 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). 

McKnight WilliamMcKNIGHT, William McKnight   -  FEBRUARY 6, 1929 – JUNE 26, 2022

Beloved husband of the late Joan McKnight of 70 years.

Loving father of Paul McKnight (Mary), Carol Smith (Mark) and late Doug McKnight (Heidi).

Will be missed by his grandchildren Lisa, Tom, Quinn and Jesse and his 5 great grandchildren.

Loving brother to Mary, Susan, Ruth and the late Margaret, Gladys, Joan, Jean and Archie.

Bill worked at Oshawa Public Utilities Commission for 30 years.

He loved Fishing at the family cottage on Stoney Lake.

MAIER, Dieter Wolfgang Maier   -  December 19, 1928 - June 27, 2022

Dieter Wolfgang Maier (aka Opa) had a strong passion for formal designer gardens.

O'TOOLE, Vaughan Francis O’Toole   -  November 18, 1944 - June 27, 2022 

After a series of illnesses over the past three years, Vaughan passed away unexpectedly at Markham Stoufville hospital on June 27, 2022. 

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.

 

SAARINEN, Hannu   -  Passed peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday June 26th, 2022 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.

Beloved husband of Charmain. Much loved Dad of Sean (Julie), Chris (Felicia) and Andrew (Ashley).

Cherished Papa to Shelby, Austin, Emma, Owen, Sadie and Manase Hannu.