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SMITH, Marlene Smith (Bain)  - 84 of Pickering passed away July 10th, 2021 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.

She was born to parents William & Christina Bain, January 15th, 1937, in Aberdeen, Scotland.

She is survived by her husband Alex Smith, daughters Karen (Mike) & Diane (Bob), Son Kevin, grandchildren Kathryn, Christine, Sarah (Dillon), Laura, Julie (Andre), Kim (Eric), and Kristy (Craig) great-grandchildren Brycen, Jaxon, Easton, Tenley and Stella, sisters Gladys, Patricia (Fred), Ann (Terry) and many in-laws, nieces and nephews.


Taylor CoryTAYLOR, Cory John “CJ”  -  Passed away at Michael Garron Hospital on July 6, 2021 at the age of 41.

Beloved son of Donna Young (John).

Loving brother of Darrell Taylor(Shannon) and Janice Young.

CJ is predeceased by the love of his life, his rock, his everything- Melissa as well as by his four-legged friend Duckie, a French Bulldog.

He will be dearly missed by nieces and nephews Shae-Lynn, Jeremy, Hailey, Noah, Jersey and late Tyler as well as by step-siblings, extended family and friends.

CJ will be forever remembered for his kind heart, great sense of humour and love of cars.



Spence FrancesSPENCE, Frances Emily Florence Spencer   -  August 14, 1957 – July 6, 2021 

Passed peacefully at PRHC on July 6th 2021 in her 64th year.

Cherished fiancé and partner of 21 years of Donald Johnson.

Loving mom of Donny (Crystal).

She will be sadly missed by her grandsons Alex and Ben.

Survived and missed by her siblings Dave, Paul and Delores (Danny).

Florence will also be missed by her many nieces, nephews and friends. 

Predeceased by her husband Bob Spencer, her parents Neil and Marion and her son Charles as well as her brothers Everet, Les and Carl. 

Perkins WilliamsPERKINS, William Victor “Bill”  -  November 14th, 1925 - July 8th, 2021

Passed peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on July 8, 2021, in his 96th year. 

Predeceased by his wife of 70 years Muriel and his daughter Maureen. 

Survived by his sister Eileen. 

Loving father of Robert (Patricia) and Douglas.

Cherished grandfather of Laura (Seamus) and Sean. 

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff of Lakeridge Health Oshawa for the compassionate care that Bill received. 

De JAGER, Gordon Peter -  Passed away suddenly at his home on July 8th, 2021 at the age of 58 years.

Loving father of Kristie Clarke and Jake De Jager. 

Dear son of Helen & the late Gordon De Jager. 

STOWE, Robert Arthur  - (“McLaughlin Buick” Antique Car Club Member) 

Peacefully, on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at Fairview Lodge in Whitby, at age 90.

Robert Stowe of Greenbank, beloved husband for 70 years to Marie (nee McMaster). Loved father of Michael Stowe of Beaverton and Debbie Kirk (John) of Greenbank.

MORTON, Linda Dwayne Morton   -  December 20, 1960 to July 8, 2021 

It is with profound sadness that the family of Linda Dwayne Morton (nee SCOTT), 60, announce her passing.

Known as Dwayne to her friends and family, she was the loving wife, for 37 years, of David, loyal sister to Dwight, joyful mother of Scott and Derek, proud Nana to Chase, Alivia and Elodie, and a life-long Toronto Maple Leafs fan. 

Hughes NoraHUGHES, Nora Jeanette  - Passed away peacefully from time to eternity, at the age of 92, on Monday July 5, 2021, at the Village of Smith Creek in West Kelowna, B.C. 

Jeanette was born in 1929 in Oshawa, Ontario to parents George and Evelyn Lawrence. 

After the death of her husband Giles in 2016, mom moved to B.C. to be near other family relatives. 

Jeanette will be remembered for her passionate faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and her desire to share her faith to all who would listen. 

Beloved mother of John (Vicki), Rick (Jocelyn), and Wayne (Cindy). 


Wajrak EmilieWAJRAK, Emilie Hannelore (nee: Brix)   -  February 5th, 1934 - July 7th, 2021

Passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday July 7, 2021 at the age of 87. 

Emilie fought a battle with MS for 6 decades, her stubborn personality pushed her to survive with tremendous strength and determination. 

Beloved sister of Luzie Haitz (Charly) of Mannheim, Germany.

Loving aunt of Monika Latton (Wolfgang) of Germany. 

Emilie will also be dearly missed by her cherished friend Barb Kavanagh (Mitch) who was very much like a daughter to her.



Saunders MarySAUNDERS, Mary Wanda - (1947 - 2021) - Passed away peacefully, with her family by her side on Wednesday July 7th, 2021. 

Mary was predeceased by her parents Albert & Jadwiga Grygorcewicz. 

Lovingly remembered by all of her family and friends. 

Mary was proud of her time as a teacher with the Durham Separate School Board and was an avid reader. 




ALGAR, Benjamín - Peacefully at home, with his loving family at his side on Wednesday July 7th, 2021 at the age of 20.

Beloved son of Danita (nee Fox) and Tony.  Loving Brother of Grace and Hayden.

Cherished Grandson of Barb and Dana Fox, and Pam and Keith Algar, Cherished Nephew of Tim (Tanya) Fox, Scot Fox, Peter (Diane) Algar, Lori (Dunster) White, and cousin to Drew (Brad) Burrows, Laiken Fox, Emily Algar, Holly Algar, and Jayden Algar.

JONES, Patricia Ann - Peacefully, on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at the Oak Ridges Hospice in Port Perry, at age 76.

Patricia (nee Jackson), beloved wife of Ernie Jones.

Loved mother of Tony Jones (Mena) and Denise Lewis (Andy).

EDWARDS, Peter John -  It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Peter on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 while working in Windsor, at age 59.

Peter Edwards, beloved husband of Barbara (nee Boyd). Loved father of Ryan (Jess), Alexandra (Malek), Meaghan (William), Cameron and Mike (Michelle).

MUNRO, Ronald Eric (B.A. B.ED.)  -  October 29th, 1931 - July 7th, 2021 

Ron passed away at home on Wednesday, July 7th, 2021 in his 90th year.

Born in Port Hope, Ontario.

He was the beloved husband of Hazel May for 68 years.


Brennan MargeryBRENNAN, Margery Thelma - (February 8th, 1941 - July 6th, 2021)

Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Tuesday July 6th, 2021 at the age of 80. 

Loving mother of Cheryl and her husband Wayne Romanuk of Lakehurst and Michael Brennan of Oshawa.

Loving grandmother of Kevin, Julie (Daniel), Leah, Nyla. Great grandmother of Hunter. 

Dear sister of Betty Parish, Verna Yenta and Evelyn Olesen (Cam).


Makeeff ElaineMAKEEFF, Elaine Marie Sylvia  -  March 31st, 1937 - July 6th, 2021

Passed away suddenly in the comfort of her home, on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at the age of 84.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Victor.

Loving mother of John (Mary), Catherine, Anne, and Valerie (Oliver) Cooper.

Cherished grandmother of Melissa (Darryl), Tyler (Janice), and Amanda (Luke) and great-grandmother of Makenya, Mya, Tatyanna, and Hayden.

Angus CatherineANGUS, Catherine Elizabeth   -  September 19, 1948 – July 6, 2021 

Suddenly, but peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 at 72 years of age.

Loving mother of Robbie and his wife Kirsten, Billy, and Sherry.

Cherished Gramma of Owen and Chauntel, and Great Gramma of Theo, Sadaya, Makyla, Kaleel and Keylon.

Dear sister of Mary, Charlie, Lisa and the late John.

Cathy will be fondly remembered by her extended family and many friends.

VATERS, Anna Melvina (nee Hart) Vaters  - Passed away peacefully at home on July 6th, 2021 at the age of 87 years. 

Beloved wife of the Herman Vaters. 

Loving mother of Hayward (Donna), Rhonda (Gary) Melrose, Jim (Isabelle), Carolin (the late Colin) Martin and the late Garry. 

QUEALE, Michael Ellison Queale  -  It is with great sadness that the family announces the death of Michael “Mike” Queale on July 6th, 2021 at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Oshawa, at age 79.

Mike was a devoted husband and beloved father.

Mount James SrMOUNT, James Lyall Mount Sr.  -

Dad graduated on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

He was predeceased by his buddy Mary in 2018.

They shared 47 years together and he missed her every day.

He was the proud father of Jim, Susan and Jennifer, grandfather of 6 and great grandfather of 15. 

Dad was not a demonstrative man but he loved his family deeply.

He was raised on good old Christian values but like many, he strayed from the faith in his middle years.

EMMETT, William  -  It is with sadness that we announce the passing of William (Bill) Emmett on July 6, 2021 at the age of 98.

Bill was born in Glasgow, Scotland on June 16, 1923, to father, Thomas Henry Emmett and mother, Jeanie Clark.

He served in the Royal Navy from 1942-1946 on the HMS Penn, a P-Class Destroyer active during WWII.

Clarke EleonoraCLARKE, Eleonora Magdalena Clarke  -  Born in Santo Domingo of the Dominican Republic.

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, in Toronto Canada, on June 23, 2021.

Beloved wife of the late Douglas Clarke, and the late Andre James.

Loving and devoted Mother to Karla and Tasha Clarke, and proud Grandmother to Jalon Thompson. 

She will be remembered the most for her faith in God, her devotion and dedication to her family, her unmatched talent for baking and cooking, her passion for interior decorating and design, and her love of singing. 

Eleonora was loved, respected, and adored by many and will be greatly missed.

Dempsey HughDEMPSEY, Hugh Dempsey   -  September 1, 1951 - June 30, 2021

Hugh Dempsey passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family following a courageous battle with cancer.

He is survived by his devoted wife Julie and his loving children Lorna (Julian) and Daniel (Brittany).

Papa will be greatly missed by Kenna and Emmalyn. He is predeceased by his parents, Hugh and Isabella, and his sister, May.

He is loved and remembered by his siblings (Isobel, Ian, and Ronnie); his brothers and sisters-in-law (Keith (Kathleen) & Anne (Tom)); his nieces and nephews; as well as his many friends and co-workers.


Van Vliet Olthoff MariaVAN VLIET-OLTHOFF, Maria Wilhelmina (Zeegers) Van Vliet-Olthoff   - May 1st, 1919 - July 5th, 2021

Passed away at the Village of Taunton Mills on Monday July 5th, 2021 at the age of 102. 

Predeceased by her husbands Reyk Van Vliet (1978) and the late John H. Olthoff. 

Much loved mother of Elizabeth van der Loo and her husband Frank of Newcastle, Nicolaas van Vliet and his wife Kim of the Haines Juction Yukon, Jan van Vliet and his wife Joan of Sioux Center, Iowa and Wilhelmina and her husband Richard Coates of Markham. 

Cherished Oma of Sarah (Tony), Ashley (Jordan), Savannah, Dana, Jevon (Rebecca), Jolanda (Ryan), Janine (Caleb), Joel (Laura), Julia (Roberto), Sylvia (Bruce), Jonathan (Tina), Christina (James), David (Lindsey), Deanna (Pedja).


Chappell VernaCHAPPELL, Verna “Betty”  - January 16th, 1933 - July 5th, 2021

Passed away suddenly, surrounded by her family, on Monday, July 5, 2021 at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville, at the age of 88. 

Predeceased by her beloved husband Edwin Chappell. Loving mother of Joe (Lori) Chappell, Linda (Steve) Czypyha, Eddie (Julie) Chappell, Wayne (Darlene) Chappell, Sue (Dave) Colvin, Debbie Smithers, Ron (Colleen) Chappell, Joff (Terri) Chappell, Jay (Laurie) Chappell, Tracy (Darren) Parks, and Bobby Chappell.

Cherished grandmother and great-grandmother to many.

Dear sister of Peggy Matthews.


DEVOLIN, Lorraine   -  Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Monday, July 5, 2021.

Beloved wife of Fred.

Loving mom to Charlene (Norman) and Brian.

Proud nana to Arianna, Devon, Jesse, Johnathon and Kristopher.