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Tutkoluk DorlaTUTKOLUK, Dorla Irene - Passed away peacefully at home on Saturday May 9th, 2020. 

Beloved wife of the late Nicholas John (Tuk) for 53 years.

Mother of Daniel. 

Predeceased by her sons David Sr. and Wayne.

Grandmother of Donna, Dave Jr., Kevin, Karla, Nick and Laura. 

Great grandmother of Stephanie, Tyler, Cenedra and Tristan. 

SPROUL, Douglas Earl Sproul   - 1930-2020   Born in Toronto on April 27, 1930. 

Doug passed away peacefully on May 9, 2020 at the age of 90 at the Ajax Pickering Hospital after a short illness.

Doug is survived by his two brothers Roy (Ruth) of Wellington County and Bruce (Jim) of Victoria BC, his wife, Evelyn, and predeceased in 1998 by his first wife, Mary Unitt. 


Madore AnnMADORE, Ann Patricia –   July 21st, 1951 -  May 9th, 2020

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at home on Saturday May 9th, 2020.
Ann was in her 69th year.

Beloved mother of Christine, Angie (Jaderson Ribeiro), Melissa and Joshua (Tiffany Gay).

Adored grandmother of Iesha Kranzl-Madore and Jaden Madore.

Dear sister of Barbara Mombourquette (Glen) and predeceased by her mother Mildred Whalen and father Raymond

LEWIS, Robert (Bob) Lewis   - It is with heavy hearts and great sorrow that the family of the late Robert (Bob) Lewis announce his passing at Oshawa General Hospital on May 9, 2020 at the age of 78.

Born in Bowmanville, Ontario.

Will be sadly missed but never forgotten by his much loved wife Sandra for 54 years.

COLLYER, Marie Dawn (nee Atkins)   - June 26, 1938 – May 10, 2020 

On May 10th (Mother’s Day), we lost our beloved Marie, Mom, Mimi who passed peacefully at home.

Kind, practical, empathetic, and unfailingly positive, Marie was the embodiment of grace.

MCGILL, Ruth Edith  - Following complications of Alzheimer’s, Ruth McGill (nee Brock) passed away shortly after her 88th birthday at Glen Hill Marnwood on May 10, 2020. 

Ruth was predeceased by her husband of 64 years Keith McGill. 

Loving mother to Dale (Janet), Brian (Diane) and the late Cindy. 

SHEARER, Sharon Yvonne  (Hartwick)   - at Newmarket on Sunday May 10, 2020.

Sharon Shearer of Beaverton, beloved wife of Tom Shearer.

Loved mother of Mark (Christine) and Ricky; grandmother of Jacob, McKenzie and Maddox; great-grandmother of Eden.


Buzzell EdwardBUZZELL, Edward - (May 8th, 1932 - May 8th, 2020)

Passed away on his birthday, May 8th, 2020, at the age of 88.

Beloved husband of Marjorie for 66 years. 

Cherished father of Brian (Karen), Craig (Karen), Kevin, David (predeceased by Lorna), Eddie (Sherry) and Tammy Foster (Dave). 

Garton KennethGARTON, Kenneth Stanley - (June 25, 1928May 8, 2020)

Born June 25, 1928 in Didsbury, Manchester England; passed away peacefully on Friday, May 8th, 2020 in Oshawa at Wynfield Long Term Care, in his 91st year. 

Beloved Husband to Noreen Garton (nee Blower), for 64 years (September 1st, 1956). 

Much loved Father of Sue (Dave), Diane, and Mike (Sandy).

Cherished Popa to Amanda and Alexa.

Loving Brother to Wynn, Joyce (predeceased) and Fred (predeceased).

Gillmore ErnestGILLMORE, Ernest   - August 16, 1928May 8, 2020

Passed away after a long fight on May 8th, 2020 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa Hospital in his 92nd year. 

Loving Husband to Hilda Gillmore for 74 years. 

Cherished Father-in-law to David Lamb and predeceased by daughter Erna Lamb. 

Proud Grandfather to Adam (Nadine) & Amy (Shannon).

Great-Grandfather to Carter, Isabelle, Kaleb & Kennedy. 

McKEEVER, Rylan James  - On Friday, May 8, 2020 in his 80th year.

Cherished and adored by Cathrine (Edmondson) for over 50 years and by their son Andrew for nearly as long.

Predeceased by his parents James and Josephine and his little brother John.

MacLEOD, Gail   -  It is with great sadness that family announces the passing of Gail MacLeod at the Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay on Saturday, May 9, 2020. 

Sadly missed by her husband John MacLeod, and her daughter Michelle Caulfield. 


Dobroshinsky JuliaDOBROSHINSKY, Julia  - May her precious Memory be Eternal.

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Mrs. Julia Gallas Dobroshinsky, on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at the Warkworth Nursing Home in her 95th year.

Julia was predeceased by her parents Maria and Dmytro Gallas, beloved husband Peter, sister Mary and brother in law John Muzik, and brother Michael Gallas.

She is survived by her sister in law, Anne Gallas of Oshawa.

Julia was married to her husband Peter Dobroshinsky for 53 years. Peter fell asleep in the Lord on March 12, 1995.

McCALLUM, Robert “Bob” Hugh  -  With much sadness and much love, we announce the peaceful passing of our family’s patriarch, Robert “Bob” Hugh McCallum on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at the age of 89. 

Bob was born on August 13, 1930 in Toronto.

He married the love of his life, the late May, on November 24, 1951. Together, they raised two beautiful daughters, Sandra (late) and Linda.

HARTMAN, Chester "Ches" Robert  -  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ches Hartman.

Ches passed peacefully, on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry, in his 94th year.

Born on September 5, 1926 in Beaverlodge, Alberta.

MacDONALD, Douglas Murray McDonald  -  On Thursday May 7th 2020, in his 85th year, Douglas Murray McDonald passed away suddenly at Oshawa General Hospital.

Doug was born in Beaverton, Ontario on March 16th 1935.

He married the love of his life, Stella McDonald (nee Kuzyk) in 1956.


Johnson TracyJOHNSON, Tracy Lynn Johnson - (April 16, 1980 – May 7, 2020)

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Tracy at home on Thursday, May 7th, 2020.

Tracy is survived by her loving parents Penny Batchelor (Jim) and Archie Johnson (Jan).

Loving and much loved granddaughter to Terry and Patricia Pepper and predeceased by her grandparents Margaret and Gib Chabot.

Beloved sister to Lisa Wilson and loving aunt to Nicholas.

BOGUE, Matthew Robert  - (March 9, 1976 – May 7, 2020)

Loved husband of Sandra Medeiros for 20 years. Proud father of Robert, William and Amelia.

Loving son of Robert & Michelle Bogue and brother to Simon Bogue & his wife Julie Menard, uncle to Nathan and Elliot.

McKEE, Bride C.  - February 3, 1937 - May 8, 2020  

Peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday May 8, 2020 at Port Perry Place LTC. 

Bride was the loving mother of Kirsten Lunny, Peter McKee Lunny (Margaret), Jamie Lunny (Linda) and predeceased Christopher. 

Neily StephenNEILLY, Stephen Kenneth - (May 8th, 1957 - May 6th, 2020)

Former Operator of Classic Air Systems (Pickering 1985-2020)

Passed away at his home on Wednesday May 6th, 2020 at the age of 62.

Dear husband of Alice for 30 years. Much loved father of Krista, Robbie and Stephen Jr. 

Dear son of Shirley Neilly (late Kenneth).

JENNINGS, Arthur William - (March 14, 1942 - May 6, 2020)

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather.

Art was a loving and faithful husband for 59 years to his beautiful bride Joyce.   

Proud father of Kim (Randy), Karen, Kelly (Harry), Kristen (Jeff), and Bill (Nancy). 

Smeelen PearlSMEELEN, Pearl “Penny” (Barnes) - Peacefully with her husband John at her side, at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Wednesday, May 6th, 2020. 

Beloved wife of John.  Predeceased by her 1st husband Kenneth Barnes. 

She will be sadly missed by her son Roger and his wife Debbie and their children Courtney, Devon (William) and Taylor (Luke), her great granddaughters Adeline and Grace, her son Robin and his wife Lynda and their children Matthew, Gillian and Hillary, and her daughter Bonnie and her partner Sylvia. 

Penny’s career was in nursing and caring for people, it was a great comfort to her that the nursing staff at Lakeridge Health Oshawa were there to take care of her. 

LAARAKKERS, William Marinus   - at his residence in Barrie on Wednesday May 6, 2020.

William was the beloved husband of Doreen (Joseph) Laarakkers.

Loving father of Bill (Karishma), and Angela (Daryll).


Borek SophieBOREK, Sophie Mary (née Zeglen) - (July 16, 1924 - May 6, 2020)

We are sad to announce the passing of Sophie, quietly, on the morning of May 6, 2020. 

Born in Poland, Sophie came to Canada with her family when she was a young child.

She grew up in Toronto, where she met and married Chester, and together they settled in Oshawa to raise a family. Sadly, Chester passed away in 2001.

Sophie leaves behind a loving family: sons Bob (Dian), Larry (Judy), and Ron (Sue); daughter Lorraine; grandchildren Tony, Mandi, Sean, Amelia, and Loretta; and great-grandchildren Tyler and Cameron.

Johnston GordonJOHNSTON, Gordon Edward Lafyette  - (October 18th, 1924 - May 6th, 2020)

(WW II Veteran)  Passed away at his home in Ashburn with his family by his side on Wednesday May 6th, 2020 at the age of 95.

Dearly loved husband of Jean for 71 years.

Much loved Dad of Bonnie Maunder and her husband Stephen of Little Britain, and Gordon Johnston and his wife Deborah of Lindsay.


Cann HeatherCANN, Heather Gayle Cann  -  April 10th, 1947 - May 3rd, 2020

73, of Oshawa died Sunday the 3rd of May at Lakeridge Hospital, Palliative Care unit, of cancer. 

A lifelong Oshawa resident, Heather worked for many years in Real Estate, and in later life was an active member of the OSCC, participating in and organising many events.  

Heather is survived by her sons James and Steven, daughter-in-Law Zoe, and grandchildren Alexander and Julia. 

Heather was a caring friend, a fantastic mother, and a wonderful and involved grandmother.