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AVERY, Elsie Myrtle  - at Beaverton on Tuesday May 5, 2020.

Elsie (Stewart) Avery of Beaverton was the beloved wife of the late Milford Avery.

Loved mother of Larry (Judy) Avery, Paul (Lianne) Avery and Lorraine (David) Cormack.

BURKE, Ewan James - On May 5th, 2020, while cycling near home. 

Beloved husband of Mary Burke (nee Bond). Adored father of Nathan and Lydia (Ben) Wright. 

Loved son of Elsie & Scott Burke. Dear brother of Elinor (Dave) Schmidt, Steven (Rishia) Burke, Alan (Lucy) Burke, brother in law to Barbara Misener, Bev (Warren) McLaren, Sheilah (Chris) Fournier. 

COCHRANE, Freida Joyce    - 1936 – 2020  Freida passed away peacefully while her husband Don of 66 years was holding her hand. 

She had been battling cancer for the last few years with courage and a positive attitude. 

Tolkacz DorisTOLKACZ, Doris Micheline   - Suddenly at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Sunday May 3rd, 2020 at 10:45 p.m.

Predeceased by her husband Sanford Walter Tolkacz (1993).

Dear Mother to Debbie, Sandy, Linda, June, Jim, Nelson, Andre, Brenda, Rosie, Nancy, Glen.

Predeceased by children Kenny and Sherry.

Loving sister to Nelson, Josettem, Agat, Gagnon.

Grandmother too many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Henriksen AnkeHENRIKSEN, Anke Henriksen - (October 24, 1933 – May 4, 2020)

Passed away at her home on May 4, 2020 in her 87th year.

Predeceased by her loving husband Erik.

Devoted mother to Inge and her spouse James Todd and Kirsten Ann.

VAN SCHAGEN, James "Jim" Jaap Cornelius -  It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of James Cornelius van Schagen.

James passed peacefully in the arms of his caregivers, John and Anne, on Monday, May 4, 2020 at Orchard Villa Long Term Care Home in Pickering, Ontario.


Harris CarolHARRIS, Carol Anne (Cross) – (June 12th, 1950 - May 4th, 2020)

Passed away peacefully on Monday May 4th, 2020 at Wynfield Long Term Care Facility. 

Carol was in her 70th year. 

Beloved wife of Brian Harris for 47 years.

Beloved mother of Jeff, Michael (Amber), Andrea (Will) and Sherri (Chris). 

Beloved grandmother Jackson, Cieran, Declan, Hunter, Lucas, Anika, Kaylee and Oliver.


Gagat AlfredaGAGAT, Alfreda  - March 11th, 1929 - Monday, May 4th, 2020

Our beloved Alfreda passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health hospital on Monday, May 4th, 2020.

She was born in the village of Antonówka, Poland on March 11, 1929. She was the second child and the oldest daughter of Tatiana and Jan Zawisza.

She was a tremendous cook, seamstress and gardener. Her skills were largely self-taught and she honed them at her church, in her workplace and helping her family.

She was an incredible hostess and made spectacular home-cooked meals for her family and friends.

Baxter StellaBAXTER, Stella (née Burtinsky)  - December 16, 1923 to May 4, 2020 

It is with great sadness that we announce that our mom has passed away peacefully at Wynfield Long Term Care facility, from natural causes in her 97th year. 

Predeceased by husband Henry. 

Beloved mother of Stephen (Karen) of Sarnia, Anne (Jim) of Newcastle, Ian (Beth) of Roslyn, Mairi (Scott) of Oshawa and Amy (Lindsay) of Ottawa. 

Devoted grandmother to Jeromy, Sean, Stephanie (predeceased), James, Kari, Corey, Meghan, Kyle, Mitchell, Jordan and Lisa and 4 great-grandchildren who she adored. 

Cherrier KeithCHERRIER, Keith Gordon  -  Passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, May 4, 2020. 

Keith was a pillar in the community, a loving husband to Paola and an amazing father to Brandon and Grant. 

Beloved son of Gordon and the late Anne Cherrier and Paul and the late Adriana Sgroi. 

Dear brother of Sandy (Chiara), Renee (Raj), and Audrey (Simon). 

Cherished uncle of Maeve, Bronwyn, Cole, Adriana, Domenic, Colin and Luke. 

His generous heart and kind spirit that touched so many lives will be greatly missed. 

PARK, Douglas Gowans  - On Monday May 4, 2020, a gentle soul left us.

Everywhere he went throughout his 92 years he sowed seeds of kindness, and nurtured them with love and happiness.

Life was “tremendous”, and the multitude of friends he acquired along the way attest to his outgoing personality.
Beloved husband of Lorna (deceased 2010) of 57 years.

DENBY, Earnest Daniel “Dan”   - It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have to share the sudden passing of my husband, my friend and my partner Dan Denby on Monday, May 4, 2020.

Dan, born February 25, 1938 to the late Laurence and Jean Hazel (nee Reaman) Denby. 

Survived by his wife Sandy (nee Ogden). 

LAW, Jacqueline Montgomery - Passed away peacefully after a courageous battle on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at the age of 71, at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.

Loving mother to Laurie (Mike Dakin) and Peter (Natalie) Law.

Cherished grandmother to Michael (Megan) Dakin and Joseph Dakin. Great-grandmother to Charlotte.


Shewchuk DennisSHEWCHUK, Dennis Peter  – January 30th, 1944 - Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we say good bye to Dennis Peter Shewchuk who passed away peacefully on Sunday May 3rd, 2020 in his sleep in his 77th year.

Beloved husband for 52 years to Carol (nee Stezik), loving father to Dennis Jr. (Jackie) and Terry, wonderful grandfather to Elizabeth, Matthew and Casey.

Dennis also had many nieces and nephews. 

Dennis was the son of the later Peter and Anne Shewchuk of Winnipegosis, Manitoba. 

Ouellette RobertOUELLETTE, Robert Ernest (Bob)   -  August 26, 1943 – May 3, 2020

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear husband father and grandfather on Sunday May 3rd, 2020 at 76 years of age.

Beloved husband of Rachelle (nee Genereux) for 54 years.

Loving father of Lilly DelVecchio (Domenic).

Cherished grandfather of Jordan, Nina and Ashley and great grandfather of Aubree and Austin.

WILLIAMSON, Edward Charles   - (Retired Fire Fighter of East York Fire Department and Retired Toronto Realtor) 

Edward, formerly of Halifax, N.S., passed away on Sunday May 3, 2020 at Lakeview Manor, Beaverton.

Born October 12, 1933 in Tampico, Mexico, son of the late Gertrude (White) and James Williamson.

Snyder EdwardSNYDER, Edward Jake Snyder  -  (May 3, 2020 at 5:15pm)

My dear sweet husband is safe in the arms of Jesus. 

He quietly and peacefully left his life on earth with his wife and mother at his side. 

Beloved husband of Arlene (Verbaan). 

Cherished father to Niesha (Robert) Kovacs, Jeffrey (Sarah) Snyder, James (Heather) Snyder, Aaron (Ashley) Snyder, Ryan (Anne) Snyder, Amanda (Wilson) Snyder and Megan (Wilson) Snyder. 

ROGERS, Cynthia Claire  -  Peacefully, on Sunday, May 3, 2020, at Douglas Crossing Retirement Community, Uxbridge, at the age of 86, beloved wife of the late Gregory Rogers. 

Deeply loved mother of Guy (Lorraine), Doug (Linda) and Lisa (Dan). 

Cherished Nana to Rebecca, Gregory, Demi, Amanda and Greg.  Loving companion of Bernie Cook. 


Sawyer MargaretSAWYER, Margaret (Peggy)   -

It is with profound sadness we announce our mother’s passing on May 3rd at Lakeridge Hospital in Oshawa, at the age of 97.

Wife of the late Roy Sawyer of 76 years and daughter to the late Frank and Rita McCallum. 

Among those left to mourn Peggy are her daughter Barbara (Peter) of St. Catharines, Frank (Bett) of Fenelon Falls, Stephen (Debra) of Orono, Claudette (the late Michael) of Gores Landing and Susan of Orono.  

WADMAN, Mark Christopher  -  It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Mark Christopher Wadman at the age of 48, on the afternoon of Sunday May 3rd. 

Mark will be forever cherished by his longtime partner of 30 years, Regi Khokher, his mother Clare Herrema (John), his father Barry Wadman (Gillian), his brother Craig Wadman, his stepbrother Corey, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and loving family. 


McGill Fortnum WayneMcGILL FORTNUM, Wayne Robert McGill Fortnum  -  61, passed away suddenly in the early morning hours of Monday April 27, 2020 at his home in Bowmanville, Ontario.

Wayne was born on February 2, 1959 in London, Ontario.

Son of Barbara Heddington (1941 - 1991) and Reginald McGill (1940 - 1998).

He grew up in London along with his siblings Kelly (Huis), Kevin, Linda (1961 - 2003) and Darren where his love of racing, cars and music blossomed.

Wayne had recently retired from General Motors after 25+ years of hard work - shifting his focus to music, travel and love.


Elliott DorothyELLIOTT, Dorothy Driver (NEE KING)  - January 11th, 1935 - April 30th, 2020

Born January 11th 1935 and passed peacefully on April 30th, 2020 surrounded by her loving family.

She lived in Whitby close to her children and grandchildren who were the centre of her life. 

Beloved wife, Deeply loved mother, Devoted Grandma, Proud Great Grandmother, and a Dearest caring aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.

Dorothy loved her cards and enjoyed a challenging jigsaw puzzle but always cherished a good meal with family and friends.

Corvinelli VincenzoCORVINELLI, Vincenzo  - (President Corvinelli Construction/Pardo Estates)

Passed away at his home on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 at the age of 86.

Much loved husband of Teresa (nee Colvecchia) for 63 years. 

Dear brother of Antonio Corvinelli and his wife Madeline of Russell ON, Anna Pulla and her husband Rinaldo of Oshawa and Teresa Costanzo of Courtice.

Coolidge SonyaCOOLIDGE, Sonya Marie   - Passed away peacefully at St. Mary's hospital in Kitchener on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 at the age of 83.

Beloved wife of Stan Coolidge for 61 years.

Sonya can now be with her late daughter Patti (Bob McCulloch, Rita).

She was also a loving mother to Cathy (Geof Marlow), and Russ (Gaby).

Devoted grandma to Henry, Jack, Laura, Claire, Julia, Bailey, Aidan, Benton, Montse, Isa and Taylor.

Dear sister of Shirley (Gerry Gelette).

Briggs Shandy LynnBRIGGS, Shandy-Lynn Andrea  - (November 23, 1971 - May 1, 2020)

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Shandy following complications related to a cardiac arrest.

At the young age of 48 she passed peacefully with her supportive Husband by her side.

Shandy is survived by the love of her life and Husband Ray Van Schyndel.

She will be deeply missed by her Father Dave (Deb) Briggs and her Mother Imelda Maguire (Dave).

NIXON, Jane (Jean) Swindell (nee Bradshaw)   -  August 20, 1934 – May 2, 2020

With heavy hearts but also joyous souls we announce that Jane (Jean) Nixon ascended into heaven to be with her Lord after a long and tiring battle with Dementia. 

Jane, known to her family and friends as Jean, led a wonderfully full life!