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PENN, Albert - (June 19, 1930 - December 28, 2019)

Passed away peacefully in his home, on Saturday December 28, 2019.

Beloved Dad, Grandad, and Great Grandad.

HARDY, Lorne   - September 24, 1934 – December 28, 2019 After a courageous battle we are heartbroken to announce the passing of Lorne Hardy, who passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa Hospital on December 28, 2019 in his 86th year.

Pre-deceased by his first wife, Vicky (nee: Visser) Hardy who passed away in 2002. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Carol Hardy.

HAYDEN, Linda Hayden (nee Gauthier)  - passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at the age of 59.

We lost a Mother, a Sister, an Aunt, a Niece, a Cousin and a dear friend.

Anyone who knew Linda knew love and kindness, thoughtfulness and grace.

Villeneuve FernandVILLENEUVE, Fernand Gerald Villeneuve   - July 2, 1927 – December 25, 2019 

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of L/Col RCAF (Retired) Fernand Gerard Villeneuve at the Hamilton General Hospital on December 25th.

Fern was in his 92nd year and succumbed to his injuries suffered as a result of a car accident. 

Fern was predeceased by his loving wife Lynda Villeneuve (Estlin).

Goodwin PhilipGOODWIN, Philip Preston - May 4, 1956 - December 27, 2019

Union activist, Trillium Gift of Life ambassador, Guide Dogs for the Blind advocate and retired 40 year employee of General Motors.

Unofficial brand ambassador for Harley-Davidson and Bob Marley coffee. 

Phil, in his 64th year, passed away peacefully with his loving family and friends by his side, on Friday December 27th, 2019 at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa.

Husband of Sharon, loving father of Derek (Christine), Rob (Crystal) and inseparable best friend of Army.

Devoted Grampi to Tristan, Soleil, Autumn and Isla.

VARDON, Magdeline 'Ina' - Peacefully passed away, in her 97th year, at Winbourne Park, Ajax on Friday December 27th, 2019.

Beloved wife of the late Howard.

Cherished mother of Beverley and her husband Robbie Hammerton and the late Gail Head and her husband the late Wayne Head.

Bird LenaBIRD, Lena  -  October 29, 1923 - December 27, 2019 

Lena Bird, 96, died peacefully in Lakeridge Hospital, Oshawa, in the early morning of December 27, 2019.

Lena was the loving and beloved widow of Peter Bird (1923-1986), equally loved by all her descendants: sons John (Lorraine Land) and Jeff (Susan Smith), grandsons Matthew (Angelika), Thomas and Peter, great-granddaughters Faith, Veronika and Anita, and numerous other cousins, nieces and nephews.

Lena (née Lavis) was born on October 29, 1923 in a tiny row house in the coal-mining village of Cwmafan, Glamorgan, South Wales.

LEGGETT-PEDERSEN, Tammey Ray Leggett-Pedersen   -  April 11, 1965 – December 27, 2019 

It is with heaviest of hearts and great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Tammey Ray Leggett -Pedersen on December 27, 2019.

After a brief illness, with her loving family by her side, Tammey left us to join her mother Gloria (Hurst).

Tammey’s world was her children and husband.

Aleong GeoffreyALEONG, Geoffrey Leigh Aleong   -  It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Geoffrey, with family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer at the Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Friday, December 27th, 2019.

Beloved husband of Patricia.

Loving step-father of John Howard (Brenda), Richard Howard (Shohreh) and Steven Howard (Suzanne).

Cherished Grandpa of Amy, Negar (Behzad), Negin (Soheil), Claire, Sam, Graham, and many great grandchildren.

He will be missed by all his family and friends.

DOULAGHSINGH, BLEAU, Lyndsay Doulaghsingh Bleau   -  Passed away suddenly at home in Oshawa, on Friday, December 27, 2019, at the age of 32.

She leaves behind her loving husband and best friend Daniel Bleau.

She was the beloved daughter of Errol and Debra Doulaghsingh, sister of Brittany (Mike) Zarobiak and nephew Wade.

CAZALY, David Ralph Gordon   - May 12, 1930 - December 27, 2019 

Passed away at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital, on December 27, 2019, in his 90th year. 


Belko TeresaBELKO, Teresa Mary - (September 27, 1928 - December 26, 2019)

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa in her 92nd year.

Predeceased by her beloved husband John.

Devoted mother of Robert, Elizabeth (Kevin) FitzGerald, Caroline (James) Milne and Susan (Clive) Murphy.


Thursby FrancesTHURSBY, Frances Anna - (March 8, 1927 - December 26, 2019)

Passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at Hillsdale Terraces at the age of 92.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Reg George and by her 8 siblings.

Loving mother of Linda (Rod) Tamney, Joan Thursby (Jim) and Donna (Bret) Filion.

Cherished grandmother of Dan, Darryl, Dale, Laura, Trevor, Candice and Connor and great-grandmother of Troy and Sophie.

McArthur BruceMcARTHUR, Donald 'Bruce' - Bruce passed away on December 26, 2019, at the age of 81, after a spirited battle with cancer.

Bruce will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 35 years, Lillie Bolton and his children, Jo-Ann (Ted Scott), Barry (Mikiko Shibata), Brent (Liz Schroder), and step-daughter Kelly Bolton.

Bruce will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren Ann, Megann and Cole, siblings Frances Fallis and Harold Silver. Recently predeceased by his sister Helen Hart. Sadly missed by Caroline, Ian and Katherine Scott and Eric Shibata.

Bruce worked for General Motors as a tool & die maker for 30 years and also started a successful retail operation, Ring Fare Inc., which included locations in Toronto, Pickering, Whitby and Oshawa.

BELL, Howard Ivan  - (January 20, 1923 – December 26, 2019)

Ivan passed away peacefully at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital after a brief illness.

He is survived by his wife Barbara, his son Robert (Beth), daughter Elizabeth, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter Susan (John).

AYDEN, Bertha 'Bert' (nee Ing)   - Passed away peacefully with family by her side at Bowmanville Creek Retirement Community on December 26, 2019 at the age of 96 years.

Beloved wife of 51 years to the late William Ayden. Dear mother to Blake and his wife Darlene, Jan Ayden and her husband Jim Hughes and the late Gail and her husband Jack Steele.

HOFFMANN, Irene Adele - Peacefully, at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Bowmanville on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at age 88.

Irene (nee Berg), beloved wife of the late Karl Hoesterman of Blackstock.

Loved mother of Monika Osborne of Lindsay and Angela Schmidt (Helge) of Alberta.

SHERIDAN, Guy Robert  - November 15, 1954 - December 26, 2019

It is with sincere sadness that we announce the passing of Robert Sheridan.

We lost Robert suddenly on Boxing Day as a result of a heart attack.

Lovingly remembered and always cherished by his devoted wife, Kate.


Saychuk DoraSAYCHUK, Theodora “Dora” (nee: Hollenga) - (July 13, 1930 - December 25, 2019)

Born in Leeuwarden, Holland, on July 13, 1930.

Passed away peacefully in Oshawa on December 25, 2019, in her 90th year.

Beloved wife of the late Walter, who she met during the war in Holland while she was very young. 

One year after they met, they moved to Canada to marry Dad; they spent 43 wonderful loving years together.

Crawford DorothyCRAWFORD, Dorothy - (May 17, 1928 – December 25, 2019) - 

Peacefully at Hillsdale Estates on Wednesday, December 25th, 2019 at 91 years of age.

Beloved wife of the late Gordon Crawford. Dear mother of John Shaw (Janice) and the late Dianne Serra (Vince).

Sadly missed by her 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Loving sister of Kathleen Crawford (late Gerald), Bill Glover (Helen) and Len Glover (Gwen). 

She will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Valenteyn JaneVALENTEYN, Jane 'Jean' – (January 28th, 1931 - December 25th, 2019)

Passed away after a short battle with cancer at Port Perry Hospital on Wednesday December 25th with family by her side.

Beloved wife of the late John Valenteyn (1967) and the late Roy Ernest Hartwick (2014).

Cherished mother of Patricia (David Hazzan), Johanna (late Peter Hallahan), John, Karen and Tanya (Angelo Raso).

KUYER, Elizabeth “Betty” Kuyer  - July 27, 1931 – December 25, 2019 

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 with her loving family by her side at the age of 88.  

Beloved wife of the late John Kuyer.

HILI, Paul W. - (September 22, 1940 - December 25, 2019)

40-year member of Iron Workers Local 721

Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on December 25th, 2019 at the age of 79. 

Beloved husband to Terina for 50 years. Loving father to Joanne and Paul (Lucrecia).

ROSSIGNOL, Toni - Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa with her family by her side on Wednesday, December 25, 2019, at the age of 70 years.

Toni, beloved wife of Gerry Sr. Loving mother of Noreen and Jerry Jr. (Kathryn).

Griffin RichardGRIFFIN, Richard Gordon - Passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 84 on December 24, 2019, after a seven-week stay at The Meadows Home for Special Care in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. 

Born in Rayndardton, Yarmouth County on December 9, 1935, he was a son of the late John William and Rose Ann (Morris) Griffin. 

He was employed with the Toronto Transit Commission and GO Transit for most of his working life. 

Since 1996, Richard passionately donated many hours of his time volunteering with St. Vincent Pallotti’s Kitchen, operated by Durham Outlook for the Needy, serving most vulnerable members of the Durham region. 

FINNEY, Donelda Louise (Stacey) - Of Oshawa, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at the Bowmanville hospital.

Born in Oshawa in on July 10, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Jean and Eldon John Stacey.

She is survived by her husband Albert Everett; three children: Patricia Louise of Kitchener, Brian Bradford (Beverly) of Oshawa and Daniel John (Anne) of Quispamsis, NB; one sister Helen Jean White (Russ); two grandchildren Kathleen Hogan (Sean) and Jenna McQuinn (Jonathan); four great–granddaughters, Tilly, Cecelia, Madelyn and Isabel, as well as many nieces and nephews.