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Brash RobertBRASH, Robert C.  – Born on May 15, 1930 in New Richmond, Quebec.

Passed away peacefully on December 26, 2020 at Wynfield Long Term Care in Oshawa, Ontario.

Robert was predeceased by his wife Helen in 2006 and is survived by his sister Joyce Barter, his brother-in-law Jim Woodman and his wife Lois, brother-in-law Grant Butt, many nieces and nephews and extended family.

Murray NeilMURRAY, Neil John  - (May 8, 1933 – December 26, 2020)

Peacefully at home in Bowmanville on December 26th, 2020 in his 88th year.

Son of the late Finlay and Jessie Murray.

A proud Scotsman, Neil immigrated to Canada from Barvas, Isle of Lewis in 1967 eventually settling in Sault Ste. Marie. In 1989 his days as a bachelor ended when he married his beloved Elsie (Maki/Frech) with whom he shared over 31 wonderful years.

Adored and admired father to Scott Maki (Laura) of Hamilton, Allison Corbett (Dave) of Bowmanville and Heather Kazmierczak (Chris) of Farmington Hills, Michigan, who were all so blessed to have had Neil in their lives.

JOHNSTON, Samuel James -  Sam was born in Toronto December 22, 1931. 

After a brief illness Sam passed peacefully at the age of 89 on December 26, 2020 with his family at his side. 

Predeceased in 2014 by the love of his life and wife of over 58 years Anne (nee Foster) and their faithful Spaniel Rex. 

WITYSZYN, Peter - It is with a heavy heart and great sadness we announce the passing of Peter Wityszyn on December 26th, 2020, at Oshawa General Hospital, due to complications of a heart attack. 

He was born to parents Peter and Justina Wityszyn (nee Sahaydak), in Montreal, on January 22nd, 1947. 

      

Stanko SebastianaSTANKO, Sebastiana Nella (nee Petralia)  - (July 19th, 1928 - December 25th, 2020)

Passed away peacefully on December 25, 2020 at the Chartwell Wynfield Long Term Care home in her 93rd year.

Beloved wife for 43 years of the late Walter Stanko (1996).

Loving and devoted mother of Eva Grotenhuis (Andre), Stella Kennedy (Edward) and Roman Stanko.

Cherished and adored Nonna of Adrian, Grace, Teresa, Simone, Daniel and Davis and Bis Nonna of Casey (Grace).

Nolan KennethNOLAN, Kenneth  - (November 13, 1961December 25, 2020)

Peacefully surrounded by his loving family on December 25, 2020.

Beloved husband of Diane together for 37 years, married for 33 years.

Ken was born in Dublin and immigrated to Canada with his family in June of 1981.

He has now joined his parents James and Philomena in heaven.

Loving father of Kapri (Kyle), Austin, Chelsea, and Saleen.

Cherished grandad of Kyland and Kesden.

Watkins WilliamWATKINS, William "Bill" Francis  - (December 15, 1935 -  December 25, 2020)

Bill passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by many of his loved ones, after a battle with cancer.

He was predeceased by his parents, Harris and Elizabeth Watkins of St. John’s, Newfoundland, sister Merle of California and brother Eugene of St. John’s.

Beloved husband of Pearl — Puff to many of you— loving brother of Diane (Dave).

Devoted father to Robert (Carolyn), Beverly (John) and Donna (Craig).

Buzminski EdwardBUZMINSKI, Edward  - (June 23, 1936December 25, 2020)

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Edward Buzminski, age 84, at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on December 25th, 2020. 

He was the beloved husband of Theresa (Pearson) and cherished father of Leslie. 

Dear brother of John (Jane) and Bob. 

Predeceased by his parents Walter and Anne Buzminski, sisters May, Faye and brother Ray. 

O'NEILL, Francis 'Frank' Thomas - (July 1, 1934 - December 25, 2020)

In loving memory, we mourn the passing of Frank (Francis) Thomas O’Neill in his 87th year. 

Beloved husband of Betty Eleanor Marie O’Neill (nee Hubbert) of 64 years.  Loving father of Eleanor Meredith, Kevin (Dawn), Scott (Angel),  and Marion French (Greg). 

MCNAMARA, Robert John - Passed away at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Friday December 25th, 2020 at the age of 82 years.

Beloved husband of Lynda (nee Hills). Dear father of Robert, Daniel & Shelley (Stuart) Smith. 

ELLIS, Margaret Christine (nee Comber) - (June 12, 1954 – December 25, 2020)

Peacefully at home in the wee hours of Christmas morning, while the tree was lit and Christmas music playing, Heaven received the most beautiful angel. 

Marg’s last wish to spend Christmas Eve with her husband, children and grandchildren was fulfilled.

HRISIKOU, Pandeli - (1961 - 2020) - It is with great sadness that the family of Pandeli Hrisikou announces his passing on Friday December 25, 2020 at the age of 59 years.  

Pandeli will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 28 years, Eleni, and his daughters, Anna and Menia; as well as son in law Taso, grandson Dionysis, and brother Dimitri.

McSHANE, Thomas "Scotty" - Peacefully surrounded by family at his home on the farm, on Friday, December 25, 2020, at age 78.

Loved father of Catrina, Annmarie, Thomas, Paul, Robert, William, Thomas, Yvonne and Core.

SIMPSON, Sandra Darlene (nee Leatherdale) - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Darlene Simpson on Christmas morning, December 25, 2020, due to complications from a stroke.

Darlene was born October 27, 1942. She became a registered nurse and worked most of her career at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Guelph until she retired. 

      

McLaughlin BettyMcLAUGHLIN, Betty Ann - (March 13th, 1947 - December 24th, 2020)

Died peacefully in Cambridge, Ontario on Christmas Eve Day. 

Betty Ann touched the hearts of many, including her children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, many extended family and her dear friends.

When Christ Shall Come,
With Shout of Acclamation
And Take Me Home
What Joy Shall Fill My Heart
Our beloved Betty is free from worldly pain & struggle
And sings in a choir of Angels.

Forrest GeorgeFORREST, George Grierson  - Peacefully at home with his daughters by his side on Thursday, December 24, 2020. 

George, in his 92nd year. 

Beloved husband of the late Janet Forrest. 

Loving father of Deborah Kikic and her husband Mariau, Jill Wyatt and her husband Bruce and Alison Reynolds and her husband Shawn. 

Dearly remembered by grandchildren Joshua and Amelia.

 

 

ABERNETHY, Gerald 'Gerry' Bryan - (January 12, 1954 - December 24, 2020)

It is with broken hearts that Gerry passed away from lung cancer after a long fight with both lymphoma and lung cancer at home in the early hours of December 24, 2020.

He will be deeply missed by his loving wife Theresa (Terri) nee Dobbin, and his two daughters Shannon Hart (Tom) and Diana Valadao (Rui).

ADAMS, Donald George  - (July 7, 1944 – December 24, 2020)

Donald George Adams wants it known he died as a result of being stubborn and refusing to accept he had cancer and that he lived his 76 years to the fullest! 

Don was an amazing big brother to Jim (Sharon) and Linda (Dave) and an even better father to Adrienne (Adam), Beth, Raymond and Smokey the cat. 

PROUT, Barry Leonard  - It is with the greatest sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, papa and friend, Barry Leonard Prout.

Born July 22, 1944 in Toronto, Ontario, died in the embrace of his family, of respiratory failure, December 24, 2020 in Port Perry.

PETROVICH, Kresho Mario - On Thursday, December 24, 2020, Kresho Petrovich, loving husband and father of three boys, passed away at the age of 64. 

Kresho was born on November 30, 1956 in Zagreb, Croatia. On August 25, 1979 he married Christine Hoekstra and shared 41 adventurous years together.

OLLIVER, Jeffery Hudson Olliver   -  81, passed peacefully on December 25, 2020 at Lakeridge Hospital, Oshawa, Ontario. 

Born January 15,1939 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Jeffery left for the other coast in 1947 when his family moved to Burnaby, British Columbia.

CARR, John Alexander Carr   - January 28th, 1934   December 25th, 2020

John chose Christmas Day to be together again with his loving wife, Beth.

Family and friends will miss his strength and generosity.

We always knew he “had our back”.

Nekkers NellieNEKKERS, Nellie - (October 6, 1944December 23, 2020)

Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020 at 76 years of age.

Beloved wife of John for 50 years.

Cherished mother of Stephanie Clarke (Paul), Kevin Nekkers (Kelly), Nicole Nekkers and Angela Nekkers.

Loving grandmother of Anna Clarke, Liam Clarke and Dayne Nekkers-Kelly. 

Dear sister of Cobie Stimming (Rainer), Rene Soetens (June), Walter Soetens (Louise) and Sylvia Barr (the late Paul)

 

         

Graham BevGRAHAM, Bev  – (September 11th, 1942 - December 23rd, 2020)

Retired Staff Sergeant Durham Region Police Services, 30+ Years

Suddenly on Wednesday December 23, 2020 at the age of 78.

Bev, beloved husband of Ruth Graham.

Much loved father of Terry Graham (Brenda MacLeod), John Graham (Katherine) and Bob Graham (Jackie).

Proud grandfather of Shawn & Gregory, Katlyn, Ryan & Tyler and great grandfather of Makayla.

Bev was predeceased by his parents Raymond and Elsie Graham, and his sister Lorraine Ewtushik.

      

Naidu KollappaNAIDU, Kollappa “Joe” & “Chinna” - (December 24th, 1946 - December 23rd, 2020)

With heartfelt sorrow, the family of Kollappa Naidu announces his passing on December 23, 2020 at Sunnycrest Nursing home, at 73 years young.

Loving Father of Kathleen (Ryan) Kelowan, Kevin (Sabrina) Naidu and Kirstena (Derek) Perera. Grandfather of Lamar, Kayla, Kaitlyn, Kaylin, Kiara, and Shyla.

Kollappa Naidu was a very hard-working, strong, and fearless person with a gentle heart.

He was widely known for playing Soccer (Football) and his contributions playing in the IDC Cup for Nadi, Fiji in 1969, along with his additional achievements representing Fiji Island Nation and its community.

Collins AudreyCOLLINS, Audrey (born Audrey Elizabeth Tew) - (November 8, 1924 – December 23, 2020)

Throughout her 96 years, Audrey has been an inspiration to us all in her unfailing optimism and good spirits.

Her family home in Toronto with her parents (Annie and Edward Tew) and siblings, Eddie (Doris), Irene (Don) and Anne was a place of love, laughter and music.

In her later years, she was comforted by happy memories of drives in the country and sing-songs around the piano.

She met her husband John at a church dance, and he continued to be her favourite dancing partner through 50 years of marriage.