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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.

TORCHIA, Teresa Mirella Torchia   - 1960 - 2021  Teresa Mirella Torchia, at the age of 60, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving and adoring family, on July 5, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. 

Devoted wife to Salvatore for 42 years.

Beloved mother to Rosamaria (Michael) and Sergio (Kimberly).

PECH, Petr 'Peter' - It is with heavy hearts that the family of Petr (Peter) Pech announces the passing of our dear father and grandfather, after a brief and sudden illness, at the age of 77.

He passed away peacefully with family by his side in the early hours of Monday, July 5th, 2021 at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa, Ontario. 

RUPNARAIN   -  March 18, 1928 - July 6, 2021

Mr. Rupnarain passed away peacefully at the age of 93. 

He was a retired Accountant of Viera's Sugar Plantation, Houston, Guyana. 

He was the son of the late Mr. Gangaram, Manager of Houston Estate and Mrs. Ramdai Gangaram. 


Hill TaylorHILL, Taylor Cameron Murray - (1987 - 2021) -

After a courageous battle with Brain Cancer, specifically Glioblastoma Multiforme, Taylor passed away peacefully at home on Sunday July 4, 2021, at the age of 33. 

Cherished husband of Samantha Hill (Zolis). Taylor and Sam were married on August 29th, 2020, and had been together since August 29th, 2012. 

Adored son of Sharon & Toby Hill. Dearest brother of Kristen Hill & her husband Ethan Sultana.

Loved uncle of Charlie Taylor Sultana.

Son-in-law of Carole & Bill Zolis. Brother-in-law of Jacqueline Zolis. 

King PatriciaKING, Patricia "Pat" Ann   -  Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa with family by her side on Sunday July 4th, 2021 at the age of 74. 

Beloved wife of Lewis for 52 years. 

Loving mom of Spencer and his wife Sharon Natalie (Jamie). 

Loving Granny of Koreen (Shane), Robert and Jamie-Lynn. 

Pat will be missed by extended family and friends especially those from Christ Memorial Church.




WILLIS, Elwyn  -  Passed away July 4, 2021. 

He is survived by his wife Gwen.

Sons Robert (Sharon) & Paul. 

Grandchildren Jack & Charlotte. 

WATKINS, Catherine Victoria April 28th, 1946 - July 4th, 2021

Passed away at the Ross Memorial Hospital on Sunday, July 4, 2021.

Catherine was the beloved husband of Mike Comklin.

Loving mother of Richard (Judy) Watkins, Michelle (Gary) Bouman, and Candy (Chris) Keough.

BEDARD, Richard George "Dick"   - With heartfelt sadness, our family announces the passing of Richard George Bedard (Dick) on July 4, 2021 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre in his 86th year.

He is predeceased by his beloved wife Tillie Bedard (nee Gander). He was the son of the late Victor and Marion Bedard of Ridgetown, On.

NOTARO, Len Notaro   - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Leonard (Len) Notaro on July 4th, 2021, in his 85th year.

Loving husband of over 60 years to Diane (née Ronald).

Dedicated father of Mary-ann MacFadyen (Duncan), Michele Notaro (the late Michael Mallory), Michael Notaro (Joanne) and Leonard Notaro (Corinne).

WATKINS-Conklin, Catherine Victoria "Vickie" – (April 28th, 1946 - July 4th, 2021)

Passed away at the Ross Memorial Hospital on Sunday, July 4, 2021.

Vickie was the beloved wife of Mike Conklin. Loving mother of Richard (Judy) Watkins, Michelle (Gary) Bouman, and Candy (Chris) Keough.

NOTARO, Leonard (Len)   -  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Leonard (Len) Notaro on July 4, 2021, in his 85th year.

Loving husband of over 60 years to Diane (née Ronald). Dedicated father of Mary-ann MacFadyen (Duncan), Michele Notaro (the late Michael Mallory), Michael Notaro (Joanne) and Leonard Notaro (Corinne).

Rohrer WalterROHRER, Walter - The family is saddened to announce the passing of an amazing Dad and Grandpa in his 90th year on July 3, 2021.

Beloved husband of the late Camille Marie (1999).

Cherished father of Walt Jr., Heidi (Jim) and Marlene (Paul). Proud grandpa of Aaron; Hunter, Bauer; Owen, Colson and Kyla.

Walter immigrated from Switzerland when he was 20 years old. He was licensed as a Swiss Cabinet Maker and dedicated 30 years to the City of Oshawa.


Kowal GraceKOWAL, Grace "Marie"   -  Passed suddenly at the age of 85 in her home on Saturday, July 3rd, 2021 with her loving daughter by her side.

Devoted wife to her late husband ‘JOHN KOWAL’ recently deceased this year on January 16th.

Cherished MOTHER of Debra Lynne and her husband Bruce Gibson of Port Perry, Joseph Kowal of California, Deborah Ann Kowal of Florida and Terry and his wife Christine Baker of Arizona.

Adored GRANDMA of Christopher (Tiffany), Lindsay, Ashleigh (Charlie), Courtney, Molly, Natalie, Alexander, Alexandria and Victoria.

Much loved “GG” of Taylor, Ashlyn, Gage, Elle, Vaida, Wayne, Owen, Lukas and Sarah.


Maly MarkMALY, Mark George Maly   -  September 18th, 1940 - July 3rd, 2021

Passed away at Lakeridge Health Center on Saturday July 3, 2021 in his 81st year from complications after a recent fall.

Mark was the dedicated and loving husband of Joan Maly for 59 years.

Mark was predeceased by his parents Michael and Annie Maly, his infant son Mark Anthony, and his sister and brother-in-law Mary and Albert Smelko.

Steadfast and loving father of Kim (Paul) of Niagara Falls and Curt (Barbara) of London. Extremely proud Dzedo of Michael and Laura and dear brother of Anne Anderson (John). 


Martin BiruteMARTIN, Birute Irene   - Passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, at the age of 68. 

Beloved wife of Boyd.

Loving mother of Patrick (Nicole), Gordon (Cheryl), Boyd (Jacqueline), Birute (Chad), Crystal (Chris), and Christopher.

Cherished grandmother of Ryan, Justin, Katelin, Alyssa, Laykin, Damen, Taylor, Owen, Ayden, and Carter.

Dear sister of Victor, Roman, Nijole, Diane, and John

Predeceased by her parents Vytoleas and Wanda Miniotas.

She was a loving mother and wife and was loved by everyone she met.

Hooper MargaretHOOPER, Margaret Elizabeth "Betty" Lucinda (née Collen)   -  Peacefully passed away on July 3rd, 2021 at Wynfield Long Term Care in her 92nd year.

Predeceased by husband, Bud Hooper. Loving mother of Cheryl (Donnie Neville), Paul (Carol) and Terry (Debbie). 

Betty is survived by her sister Beaulah (Herman Buchwald).

Predeceased by sister Dorrie and her husband, John Bartlett, brother Bobby and his wife Josie, and brother Tommy and his wife Lois.

Devoted grandmother to Carly, Dustin, Christa (Chris), Erin (Rob), Nolan (Brittany), Bethany (Andrew), Amy, Bradley (Vanessa), David (Britni), and great grandma to eleven.

Predeceased by one grandchild and one great grandchild.

CANN, Edna Rose -  Peacefully, on Saturday, July 3, 2021, at the Port Perry Hospital, at age 97.

Edna (nee Doane), beloved wife of the late Malcolm Cann formerly of Ottawa and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

Will be missed by her nieces and nephews and special friends Rita King and Jon Marc Danis.


Heighway KathleenHEIGHWAY, Kathleen Isobel (McDonald) Heighway  -  September 15th, 1916 - July 3rd, 2021

Passed away July 3, 2021 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa at the age of 104. 

Kathleen was born to Kathleen (Norwood) and Samuel McDonald on September 15, 1916 in Montreal, Quebec.

She was married to William Edward Heighway from 1939 – 2005.

She is predeceased by siblings Edith, Norma, Jean and William, as well as daughter Helen.

Kathleen is survived by her children John, Bob, Gordon, Charles and Lorraine. 

ST. JOHN, J. Brian   -  April 4, 1945 - July 3, 2021

Age 76.   Lifelong resident of Uxbridge, Ontario passed July 3, 2021 at the Markham Stouffville Hospital. 

Brian was the son of the late Don and Isabel St. John; and is survived by his brother Keith (Anne). 

Loving spouse of Linda (Cain), and the late Linda Ann (Forbes). 

ANDERSON, Carol Ann  -  Passed away peacefully after a brief battle with cancer on Saturday, July 3, 2021.

Beloved wife of Brian. Loving mother of Tamara de Ryck (Michael) and Lesley Dudley (James).

Sadly missed by grandchildren Jada, Syerra, Gavin and Travis.

SOUTTER, Colin Campbell - Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on July 3rd, 2021 at the age of 83 years. 

Beloved husband of Helen (nee Pearson). 

Devoted father of Ian (Kirsten) and Lauren Patterson (Scott White). 

ALBIS, Francesco   -  Peacefully, surrounded by his family on Saturday July 3, 2021, at Lakeridge Health Oshawa at the age of 92.

Beloved husband of the late Maria (63 Years).  Loving Father of Tony (Marina), Rosa (Johnny), Tina (Sam), and Peter (Dimi).  Cherished Nonno of Josie, Francesco, Daniel, Paul, Andrew, Patricia, Olivia, Jessica, and Victoria.

Great Nonno of Kaelem, Amelia, Oscar, Jaiden, Conor, Antonio, Auston, Marchesa, and Dhilan.