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WYLIE, Maynard Harold William  -  June 1937 - October 2021 

It is with great sadness that Maynard passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at the age of 84. 

He will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Jean, his children, Sonia (Martin) and Kent, and his grandchildren, Daniel and Kelsea. 

Maine DavidMAINE, David "Dave" Wayne  - (January 8, 1960 – October 6, 2021)  

Passed away at home with his loving wife, Jeanette by his side at the age of 61. 

Beloved husband to Jeanette for 28 amazing years.  Dear son to Dorothy (the late, George), Dave is also pre-deceased by his loving father, Don. 

Devoted Daddy to Amanda, Marilou and Tracylee. 


Johnson OlgaJOHNSON, Olga - After a life well lived, it is with sadness that we announce the death of our Mom, Olga Johnson (nee Melnichuk) in her 91st year.

She was born on August 7, 1931 and died on October 3, 2021.

She was the widow of the late Morley E. Johnson (deceased 1992) and a beloved mother of Rev. Vicki Homes (Dan), Carol Moores (Brian), David Johnson (Mary). 

Loved “Baba” of Benjamin, Michael (Chantal), Aaron (Tonyah), Laura (Carter), Sarah (Mike) and “Great Baba” to Savannah, Cash, Kendra, Lina, Aodhan, and Isabella. 

Beloved sister of the late Steve Melnichuk, the late Bill Melnichuk and the late Jim Melnichuk.

McDermott DerekMCDERMOTT, Derek   -  July 31, 1942 – October 4, 2021

It is with sadness, love and profound gratitude that the family of Derek McDermott announces his passing at his home on Monday, October 4th, 2021 at 79 years of age.

Beloved husband and best friend of Mary for 27 years.

Loving father of Catriona (Sesto) and stepfather of Tracy (Pat), Graham (Kerri) and Robert.

Cherished Papa of Kyle, Brett, William, Olivia, Celeste, Reilly, Quinn and Mason.

Dear brother of Patricia Drotar and niece Andrea (Kevin), predeceased by his nephew Christopher.


Colby RobertCOLBY, Robert Verne - (December 8th, 1936 - October 6th, 2021)

It is with deepest sorrow we share news of the passing of a most beloved father and grandfather, Robert Colby, in his 85th year.

Bob passed away at home on October 6, 2021, supported by his daughters, after an intense battle with cancer. He fought valiantly to remain independent and to remain with us.  

Bob was predeceased by the love of his life Helen, his parents Golden and Mae, and his brother Ivan.

He is survived by his children Brian (Monique), Lynn, and Cheryl (Steve) Hurst; his cherished grandchildren David (Stephanie) of Alberta, Quinn, and Kristy (Ryan); and his brother Don. 

POWELL, Charles John - (Retired 35 year employee of Toronto Fire)

Peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday October 6, 2021, at the age of 89.

Beloved husband Joan and the late Florence.

Loving father of Cathy Walker, Cindy Chenier (Bruce), Corrie Weames (Greg), Greg Haley (Donna) and Theresa Lang.

WATTERS, Elizabeth Anne - (1959 - 2021) - After a brave battle, Beth passed away peacefully at home on October 6, 2021 at 62 years old.

Daughter of the late Richard and Joan Humphreys.

Devoted and loving mother to Shannon and Brandon. Cherished wife to Russell for 41 years.

HOLODRYZUK, Darla Holodryzuk  -  1960-2021

Darla Holodryzuk, born in Toronto, Ontario, passed away peacefully in her home in Pickering, Ontario, surrounded by her children on October 6, 2021 at the age of 61.

She is survived by her children (Aubrey, Zachariah [Jaymie], Tamar, Hannah), mother (Marie), brother (Bradley), and many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephew and her best furry friend Dylan.

SLADECZEK, Kevin Ralph Omer  - Passed away suddenly on October 6, 2021 at the young age of 41.

He was the cherished son of the late Ralph & Tracy Sladeczek.

Survived and missed immensely by his daughters Brooklyn & Jayciara, and stepchildren Makaela & Connor.

He will be missed deeply by Amanda. He was the dear grandson of Margaret & (late) Wolfgang Sladeczek and the late Glenda & Omer DeForge.

FRETZ, Donald Lee -  Peacefully, on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, at age 67.

Tim Fretz of Cannington, beloved husband of Kathy (nee Hubbert).

Loved father of Dave Fretz and his wife Stacie, and James Fretz all of Sauble Beach. Loving grandfather of David Jr., and Abigail.

Begic TerezijaBEGIC, Terezija 'Rezika' (nee Zvorc) - (September 10, 1931 – October 5, 2021)

Passed away peacefully at the Markham Stouffville Hospital on Tuesday October 5th, 2021 at the age of 90.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Ivan.

Loving mother of Melita (Mirza) and Ljiljana. Cherished grandmother of Mirela, Vedran, and Lori; and great grandmother of Logan, Evan, Robert and Alexa.

VANDEVYVERE-BOWEN, Johanna - (May 29th, 1941 - October 5th, 2021)

Johanna was a unique individual. From her sense of style to her opinions.

Johanna was very holistically minded. She had a 35 year career as a massage therapist, also practicing acupuncture and aroma therapy. Her hands and compassion touched many lives lives. 

ALLEN, Samuel Evans  –  Peacefully at the age of 91, with his loving family by his side, on Tuesday October 5th, 2021 at Lakeridge Health in Ajax.

Beloved husband of the late Patricia. Loving father of Brian Allen (Jo-anne), Cindy Stacey (Bill) and Kim Allen.

Devoted Papa to Leslie Olgieser (Dan), Steven Allen (Janice), Lyndsie Wagner (Patrick), Michael, Todd and Billy Stacey. Also, a Great Papa to Riken, Sloan, Grayson, Brynlee and Alessia.

CLARKE, Terence (Terry) - Cherished husband, father and grandfather, taken from us too soon on October 5th, 2021 with cancer at the age of 77.  

Deeply missed already by his loving wife Carol, dear son John (Cathy), and precious grandchildren Julia and Megan.  He leaves his sister Marylyn (Bob) and their children Stephanie, Pamela and Jennifer and Jennifer’s family in London, Ontario.  

Raised in Windsor, and a graduate of the University of Windsor and Osgoode Hall Law School, Terry resided and practised in Whitby for over 45 years.

HOPE, Ian - (April 22, 1928 – October 5, 2021)  

Born in Leith Scotland, Ian served in the Royal Marines for 3 years, he immigrated to Canada in 1948, was retired from Consumers Gas after 34 years of service and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 178 Bowmanville. 

THOMAS, Evelyn (nee Clark)  -  May 28th, 1929 - October 5th, 2021

Passed away peacefully at Thornton View Long Term Care on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at the age of 92.

Beloved wife of 63 years to the late Clarence Thomas.

SHIFRER, Dr. Maria Asuncion - (1928 - 2021)

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear mother Dr. Maria Asuncion Shifrer at home on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at the age of 93.

Beloved wife to the late Janko for 30 wonderful years. Dear mother to John “Chuko” (Usha), Anne (Richard), Coral (the late Jim) and Mark (Jeanette).

Swain Dr JohnSWAIN, Dr. John Richard - Born in St. Albans, England on December 14, 1941.

His loving family is sad to announce that Richard passed away suddenly with his wife by his side on Monday, October 4, 2021 at the age of 79.

Richard leaves behind his wife Sharon and his devoted daughters Sarah Elizabeth Goodburn and Sherry Lynn King, two grandchildren Samuel Turner and Haydn Jarrett, and son-in-law Jan Goodburn.

He was predeceased by his father Dr. Richard Henry Austin Swain and mother Margaret Swain (England).

Dear brother of Professor Paul Swain (wife Frances), and sister Dame Fiona Woolf (husband Nicholas) (England).

van Ginhoven Pietervan GINHOVEN, Pieter Johannes   –  We are very sad to announce the passing of our loving father, Pieter Johannes van Ginhoven, on October 4, 2021 in his 98th year.

Pieter was born in Holland on June 6, 1924 the second of six children to Huibert and Carolina van Ginhoven.

Loving husband of the late Lamkje for 69 years.

Loving father to Hubert (Linda) van Ginhoven, John (Mary) (the late Wilma) van Ginhoven, the late Carol (Bob) McCelland, Gay (Jake) Lootsma and Yolanda (the late James) Lloyd.

Denis SandraDENIS, Sandra Anita Marie - (February 12, 1962 – October 4, 2021)

Passed away on the 4th of October, 2021 in her 59th year peacefully in her sleep.

Sandra was predeceased by her parents Albert and Anita Branchaud as well as her brother Rick.

She leaves behind her beloved husband of 33 years Michel Denis and her siblings Diane, John and Bert; sister in law to Louise, Helene, Rachelle, Jay and Steven.

She will be missed by her beloved children Marissa (Nathan) Barter, Christine (Lee) Russell, Amanda (Pat) Denis, Edgar (Kelsey) Denis, and Mike (Kirstyn) Denis.


Beatty RebeccaBEATTY, Rebecca Jamie  - (November 17th, 1998 - October 3rd, 2021)

The family is heartbroken and devastated by the sudden and tragic passing of their cherished Rebecca on Sunday October 3rd, in Trenton. 

Rebecca was in her 23rd year. 

Loving daughter of Mark and Connie, sister of Victoria and mother to her fur babies Harley, Riggs, Walt & Daisy. 

Adored granddaughter of Jimmy, Kris & Consuelo, Lynne & the late Jack. Great granddaughter of Helen. 

Dear niece to Kirk, Michelle, Derek, Janet and Denne. Cousin of Ryan, Spencer, Parker, Madelyn, Graham and Makenna. 

ALMOND, Timothy George Almond   -  April 12, 1963 – October 3, 2021 

After a brave battle with cancer, Tim passed away with his children by his side on Sunday October 3rd, 2021 at the age of 58 years. 

Loving partner of Jackie Ruiter. 

Beloved father of Malissa (Paul) and Thomas (Jacynda).  Cherished son of the late George & Joyce Almond. 

SUNSTRUM, Grant Sunstrum   -  June 22, 1981 – October 3, 2021.

Grant passed peacefully at home at the age of 40.

Son to Diane Dunn and pre-deceased by his father, Phil Sunstrum.

WHITE, Jane - (May 5, 1948 – October 2, 2021)

Jane, age 73, passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on October 2, 2021.

She is survived by her sister June Broad (Donald), and 3 nephews Stuart (Lisa), Scott (Molly), and Christopher (Catherine).

She was predeceased by her parents Stuart and Marion White of Picton, and her son Stephen William. 

Greer LovinaGREER, Lovina (neé Elliot) - (February 7, 1923 - October 2, 2021)

Passed away with her family by her side on Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 at the age of 98.

Predeceased by her husband Ken (1971), her seven sisters, her daughter Carol, and her granddaughter Nicole.

Much loved mother of Betty (Neil), Linda (Kenny), Janet (Doug).

Cherished by her seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A longtime resident of Brooklin, she lived on Queen St. since 1945.


Mugford WilliamMUGFORD, William Josiah “Bill”   -  January 4, 1940 -  October 2, 2021

Passed away at Taunton Mills in Whitby on Saturday October 2, 2021 at the age of 81 with Beverley at his side.

Bill was the loving father of Beverley Mugford (Ian Kettle) and loving grandfather of Ethan Ross Lewis.

Bill will also be fondly remembered by Bev and Rick Cunliffe, loving son Edward Mugford (Penny), loving daughter Doris Woods (Ron), granddaughters Ariana (Maicol), Shannon and great granddaughter Giavanna.

Bill was a loving brother of Gertrude Mugford and was predeceased by brothers Josiah and Howard.

He will be dearly missed by many extended family and friends.