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GRIFFITHS, Jo-Anne Shirley - At her residence in Beaverton, on Friday February 23, 2018.

Jo-Anne was the beloved daughter of Shirley and the late Alec Griffiths.

Jo-Anne was the cherished sister of Terry Pereira and Keith Phoenix.Loving aunt to Erin Howard and David Pereira.

Roche JohnROCHE, John JosephJune 17, 1956 - February 23, 2018

It is with deep sadness that we announce John’s passing on Friday, February 23, 2018.

John will be lovingly remembered for his zest for life and adventure.

Beloved husband of Jo-Anne Cusimano.

Townson JackTOWNSON, Jack - It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my father Jack (John) Alexander Townson on February 23, 2018 at the age of 77 years old while living out his recent years at Thorntonview LTC in Oshawa, ON.

Born in South Porcupine, Cochrane, ON., on May 16th, 1940 to his parents John Frederick Earl Townson and Susan Dale Townson (nee Kunder).

Burnett GretaBURNETT, Greta Anne (nee LaFreniere) - Greta passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Friday, February 23, 2018.

Predeceased by her husband Eric James Burnett and parents Oswald (Ozzie) and Aline (Helen) LaFreniere.

She will be missed by daughters Lee Yaciuk (Steve) and Mikki Dormer (Chris) and her beloved grandchildren who were a source of joy; Morgan, Jack, Liam and Abbey.

Dear sister of Debbie LaFreniere (Ron Dojack) and Venora Galon and Aunty Pita to DeNeige Dojack, Brian Crawford and Gimalle Crawford.

       

Evans IreneEVANS, Irene (nee: Grabowski)  – Irene left us to be with the Lord on February 22, 2018.

Predeceased by her parents Feliks and Antonia.

Survived by her son Kyle and her three brothers.

She will be missed by many nieces and nephews.

Ashby PatrickASHBY, Patrick Sydney  - Passed away surrounded by the love of his family on February 22, 2018 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.

Loving husband of Colleen for 56 years.

Beloved father of Christopher (Annette) and Heather (Zaim).

 

STEVENS, Eloise - It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of our Mother on February 22, 2018 at the age of 92.

Loving and devoted wife of 58 years of the Late Charles.

Mother of Jo-Anne (George), Kim (Paul), Mark (Trish), and Scott (Judy).

Beer FranBEER, Frances Wyndham - Passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family on February 22, 2018 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.

Loving wife of Theo Sr. for 59 years.

Beloved mother of Theo Jr. (Lisa) and the late Peter.  Cherished grandma of Amanda and Theo Jr.

SNEE, Margaret Mary - It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Margaret on February 22, 2018 at the Ajax Pickering Hospital in her 86th year.

Devoted wife to Gordon of 62 years.

Loving mother to Gordon (Lynne), Janet (Andrew) and Heather (Geoff).

French JamesFRENCH, James Edward - June 21st, 1922 – February 21st, 2018

(Retired Director of Real Estate and Construction, IBM Canada; WWII RCAF Veteran) –

Lovingly comforted by his family, Jim French departed for the best place beyond this world on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 in his 96th year.

    

MacDonald MichaelMACDONALD, Michael Bernard - 4TH DEGREE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, COUNCIL 2825 FORMER FINANCE EXECUTIVE WITH BMO & BENDIX CORP. FLIGHT LIEUTENANT, CANADIAN AIR FORCE

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER UNIVERSITY GRADUATE, CLASS OF 1952 CORPORATE LAW DEGREE – CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 1978

Surrounded by his loving family, he passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on February 21st, 2018 in his 88th year.

 

Wood ErmaWOOD, Erma Gwendolyn (nee Hall)  - Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on February 21, 2018 at the age of 94.

Dearly loved wife of the late Donald Wood, mother to Janis Rottiné (Marten) of Hampton, and Marilyn Wood (Mark Kean) of Timmins.

Cherished grandmother of Karen Graham (Craig) of Orono and Mark Rottiné of Courtice; Great Gram to Brandt and Blair Graham.

Massey BettyMASSEY, Betty  - January 19, 1928 - February 21, 2018

Passed away peacefully, with family by her side on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, at the age of 90.

Beloved wife of the late Lloyd Massey, and sister to the late Cyril Haigh.

COUVIER, Clifford "Everett"  -  Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the age of 80 years.

Everett, beloved husband of the late Velda.

HAMLIN, Gary  - It is with heavy hearts the family announce Gary’s passing, with family by his side, at the Southlake Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the age of 58.

Dear son of Gladys and the late George.

CRAGGS, Barbara A.  - Passed away Wednesday February 21, 2018 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Don, Barb was the caring mother of Tim (Wendy), Bob (Wendy), Kathy Rice, Joe and Mike.

Conroy BonnieCONROY, Bonnie Jean - Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Wednesday February 21st, 2018 at the age of 74.

Loved wife of Erik for 40 years of Innisfil formerly of Mount Albert.

Daughter of the late Ross and Annie (Allison) Cook.

WOOD, 'Jim' Wood  - (August 2, 1946 - February 21, 2018) - It is with great sadness we share the passing of Jim Wood.

His presence, calm demeanor, boisterous laughter, humor and his endless love will be greatly missed by Lorraine his wife of 51 years, his children Angela (Bob), Jeff (Connie) and Julie (Rick) and his grandchildren Cole, Chase, Alexander, Austin, Nathan, Carter and Trenton.

HIGGINS-LLOYD, Betty - Passed away peacefully at Port Perry Place on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the age of 89. 

Betty (nee Abrams) was the loving mother of Kathy (Rick) Cooper of Gananoque, Julie (John) Moors of Tampa, Florida, Dan (Sue) Higgins of Whiterock, BC, Pat (Karen) Higgins of Uxbridge and Corrie (Steve) Gray of Port Perry. 

INNES, Elizabeth  - Passed away peacefully at West Shore Village on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at the age of 101.

She was predeceased by her husband Bill Innes; brother Walter and George Symes and sisters Clara Warren, Mildred Hodgkins and Margaret Grehan.

     

Perry DouglasPERRY, Douglas Francis   - 1931 – 2018  31 year retiree from General Motors

Peacefully passed away at Golden Plough Lodge, Cobourg on Tuesday February 20th, 2018

Beloved husband of Doreen Perry for 63 years.

Loving father of Andrew (Julie) and Carl (Deborah) and father in law of Gail Perry.

Oyagi WilliamOYAGI, William “Bill”  - (former owner of Durham Home Hardware, former President of the Whitby Historical Society)

Passed away at home on February 20, 2018 at the age of 84.

Loving father of Monique (Howard) and Grant (Sandra).

        

Hunt MarleneHUNT, Marlene Anne - Peacefully passed away on Tuesday February 20, 2018 in Peterborough, Ontario at the age of 72.

She is survived by her loving husband Tom Hunt, son Thomas Hunt Jr. and grandson Avery Hunt-Smyth.

She was predeceased by two beautiful children Robert Allen Hunt (Bobby) and David Joseph Hunt.

    

Rozema Betty AnneROZEMA, Betty-Anne (nee Walhout) - 25-year teacher at Knox Christian School.

Surrounded by her loving family, Betty-Anne went Home to be with her Lord on Tuesday February 20, 2018 at the age of 47.

Beloved wife of Marvin. Proud mother of Jonathan, Cole and Erica. 

Loving daughter of Paul & Bertha Walhout, and oldest sister of Jennifer Disbrow, Dave (Cathy) Walhout, Janet Boyd, Mike (Jill) Walhout and Karen Walhout.

Bednarz SophieBEDNARZ, Sophie (nee Kryszak)  - November 6, 1939 - February 19, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Sophie on Monday, February 19th, 2018, at the age of 78 years.

She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family.

Loving wife of the late Leon Bednarz. Cherished brother Joseph and Marjorie Kryszak, Jennifer and Kendra.

HEWIE, Kathleen “Kathy”  - Passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, February 19, 2018 at the age of 71.

Kathy was the beloved wife of Ron for over 55 years. Loving mother of Ron Jr. and Rick (Linda), dear sister of Morris (Joanne) and Joey; grandmother of Danny (Lacey).