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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.

HIRD, James Horace Edgar Hird   - March 6, 1944 - July 3, 2021 (age 77)

Jim, a lifelong resident of Uxbridge has passed away peacefully in his 77th year at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital.

He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.

Jim will be fondly remembered for his passions over the years and for always being willing to lend a helpful hand.

BLIGH, Donna Jeanne (nee Desjarlais)  - It is with sadness that we announce that Donna Jeanne Bligh, born July 30, 1946 (Windsor, On) died on July 3, 2021 (Whitby, ON) at age 75.

She is survived by her daughter Renee Mason nee Dougall, and her grandchildren Jessica, Emily and Matthew Mason.

GERRITS, William "Bill"  -  Christened Wilhelmus Adrianus Martinus Gerrits  April 27, 1938 – July 3, 2021

William "Bill" Gerrits passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at Lakeridge Health, Port Perry in his 84th year with his family by his side.

Bill immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands with his family in 1947 at the age of 9.

He is one of 8 children.


Deon LoganDEON, Logan Gerard “Logy”   -  (July 31, 1997 – July 2, 2021)

Passed away suddenly on Friday, July 2nd, 2021 at the age of 23 years.

Predeceased by his father Kenneth Deon.

Loving son of Vicky and Glen Muirhead.

Dear step-brother to Wyatt and Tyler-Rose Muirhead.

Logan will be missed by his step-grandparents Robert and Jean Muirhead.

Predeceased by his grandparents Clair and Tony Deon, Florence and Walter Deyoung, and his uncle Eddie.

DSA EthanD'SA, Ethan Joseph - (2004 - 2021) - A wonderful young man, full of life, smiles, and a natural ability to touch the hearts of all who knew him.

It breaks our hearts that at the age of 17, his life ended abruptly from a tragic event on July 2, 2021.

A cherished son, Ethan was born in Brampton, Ontario to parents Michael and Lisa D’Sa. Loving brother to his sister Adrianna. 

Proud grandson of Catherine and the late Hilary D’Sa, and Judith and the late Dennis Baragar. 

Admired nephew, cousin, boyfriend of Makath, teammate, and dear friend to countless people.


Jewell BettyJEWELL, Mary Elizabeth 'Betty' - (September 28, 1925 – July 2, 2021)


Betty Jewell passed away at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay on Friday, July 2, 2021 at the age of 95.

Born in Woodville, Ontario, she was the beloved wife of the late Lloyd Jewell (deceased 1970) and was predeceased by her parents Margaret and Russell MacLeod, sister Barbara McEachern (Donald), brother-in-law Elwood Jewell (Irene) and nephew Wayne Jewell.

Cherished mother of Carol Bosman (Bram) and Lorna Hoar (Steve).


Jordan JohnJORDAN, John Martin  – (December 21st, 1934 - July 2nd, 2021)

Peacefully on Friday July 2, 2021 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa at the age of 86.

John, beloved husband of the late Carmen Jordan (nee Abarca) (2010).

Much loved father of John Jordan Jr. (Judy), Susan Jordan-Paone (Armando), and Peter Jordan.

Loved grandfather of Julie (Mike), Sandra (Ryan), Sean, Lindsay, Brittany, Matthew, Jessica, Eric (Audrey) and Bryan. Proud great grandfather of 9.

FERGUSON, Marie Elizabeth  -   Passed away peacefully on July 2, 2021. 

Loving and devoted Mother of Sarah Ferguson (Brian Tidd). 

Cherished Grandma of Ava and Aiden Tidd. 

Beloved sister of John (Diane) Ferguson and Bruce (Julie) Ferguson. 

BROWN, James Hamilton  -  (Retired custodian of West Lynde School Whitby)

Peacefully at Bay Ridges LTC, on Friday July 2, 2021, in his 90th year.

Beloved husband and best friend of the late Wilhemina.

SERVICE, Shirley Elizabeth  -  Peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday July 2, 2021.

Beloved wife of Bill Gill.

Loving mother of Paula Service, Kevin (Valerie)Service, Kyle (Sandy) Service, Chad Gill and Pamela (Jed) Larson.

BUSSEY, Gladys Frances (Dawe) Bussey  -  August 18th, 1942 – July 2nd, 2021 

In her 79th year, of Trent Hills, Ontario, passed away on July 2nd, 2021, at Northumberland Hills Hospital, after suffering over 15 years with Alzheimer’s disease.

“Glady” (as she was affectionately known) was born in the family home in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland to William Gordon Dawe and Eliza Ann (Smith) Dawe on August 18th, 1942. 

Czop DarrenCZOP, Darren Michael - (January 8, 1971 – June 29, 2021) - 

At his residence on Tuesday, June 29th, 2021.

Dear son of Stan and the late Regina.

Beloved husband of Amy.

Dear father of Brittni, Courtney, Dawson, Terryl, Paige and Tatum.

Predeceased by his brother Michael.

Darren will be sadly missed by his extended family and many friends.


Donaldson WallaceDONALDSON, Wallace “Wally” - (January 16, 1951 - June 24, 2021)

Wally passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa on Thursday, June 24, 2021. 

Son of the late Harold and Doreen Donaldson. 

Father of Kelsey and Tianna Gautreau of Moncton, New Brunswick. 

Dear brother of Wendy Seminsky (Steve), Rob Donaldson (Marie) and Karen Sararas (late husband Gary).

Crazy beloved uncle of Darryl (Candice), Jaime (Rod), Kristy (Mike), Steven (Karen), Shawn and Stacy (Stephen). 

Missed by several great nieces and great nephews.

OULTRAM,  Elizabeth "Betty" Lagodzinski   - March 17th, 1953 - Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

Passed away on Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, at the age of 68. 

Dear mother of Michael.