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HARRIS, Eleanor - Passed away peacefully on September 29, 2020 at the age of 82 years. 

Beloved wife of the late Frank Harris. 

Loving mother of Jaclyn, Paul, Lisa (Marlin) and step mother to Barb and the late Beverly. 

CLEARY, Mary Cleary - Peacefully, after a short illness, on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, at age 86.

Mary (nee Riley), beloved wife of the late John Cleary of Scarborough. Loved mother of Greg and his wife Linda of Wasaga Beach, Bernadette and her husband David Rossall of Nestleton, and the late Cheryl Cleary.

SWANN, Neil Francis - (August 14th, 1929 - September 29th, 2020)

Died in his 92nd year, at Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital in Orillia on September 29, in Jan’s arms.

Dearly Beloved husband of Janet (nee Toppin), loving Father of Hal, David (Claudia), Peter (Deborah) and Jean (Guy).

Pearson Collins DawnPEARSON-COLLINS, Dawn - (1938 - 2020) - It is with profound sadness we share our loss in the passing of Dawn Pearson-Collins on September 28, 2020, at the Oshawa Hospital.

She is lovingly remembered by her soulmate and husband of 20 years, Rickard Collins.

She will be missed by her twin brothers Christopher and Peter; her half-brothers Steve, Tim, and Jonathan; her sisters-in-law Anne, Jane, Tope, Ruth, Janie, Philippa, Julie and Carrie; her brother-in-law Doug, and her nieces and nephews of whom she was very proud; Jennie, Rebecca, Suzie, Lori, Andrea, Emily, Simon, Leo, Steve, and Graham.

She will be deeply missed by her very dear friend Zelda and all her friends with whom she shared her passions, humour, and so many fun occasions. 

Marcotte MarieMARCOTTE, Marie Jeanne d’Arc (née Guimond)  - At Lakeridge Health in Oshawa on September 28, 2020, in her 71st year. 

Beloved mother of Tammy Stone and her husband Mike of Oakville, Jeremy Marcotte and his wife Stacey of Oshawa, Derek Marcotte and his wife Laura of Oshawa, and Kristan Marcotte and her partner Phil Gumley of Ottawa. 

Loving Grandma of Logan, Hailee, Allison, Sarah Marie, Gracie, Claire, Oliver and Sebastien. 

Dear sister of Valerie Donovan, Stan Guimond, Rochelle Guimond, Peter Guimond, Louis Guimond, Laurette Guimond-Cavanagh, and the late David Guimond. 

VAZ, Constance Francis   -  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Constance Francis Vaz on Monday, September 28, 2020 at the age of 86.

Predeceased by his wife Grace Elizabeth Vaz, parents Cajetan and Carmeline Vaz, brothers Sebastian and Danny Vaz, brothers-in-law Raphael Pereira and Ignatius Pereira. 

McKENZIE, Fredricka  - (1939 - 2020) - Fredricka Agatha McKenzie, 81, of Pickering, ON passed away on September 28, 2020. 

Fredricka was born on July 27, 1939 to Alfred and Violet Newman in Manchester, Jamaica; one of seven siblings. 

In 1958, Fredricka married Lamuel McKenzie. A marriage that lasted 49 years until his passing. 

TURNER, Jeanie “Jean” (nee Frew)  - WWII W.T.C. 971 Women’s Timber Corps 

Passed away peacefully at home with family by her side, on September 28, 2020. 

Beloved wife of the late Albert Turner and mother of her late son Brian. 

LEE, Phyllis  - Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family passed away at Fairview Lodge Whitby on Monday September 28th, 2020 at the age of 98 years. 

Phyllis, predeceased by her beloved husband Robert.

Loving mother of Robert E. (Sherry) Lee, Rosemary (Scott) Seaton, Bonnie Lee (Paul) Davidson. Predeceased by her son Gary Lee and survived by her daughter-in-law Nola Lee. 


Ritchie DavidRITCHIE, David - (January 30th, 1982 - September 27th, 2020)

Passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at his home, at the age of 38.

He will be sadly missed by his daughter Shea Faith Ritchie-Moynes and her mother Jen.

Loving son of Gail and step-son of Marty Valks.

Dear brother of Kevin (Kimmy), Sean (Maggie) and Erin (Brett) and step-brother of Andrew and Derek (Jessica).

Cherished uncle of Lukas and Halle.

Predeceased by his father and best friend David, who he is now reunited with.

David will be fondly remembered by all his family and friends.

Bartley FrederickBARTLEY, Frederick George - (September 30, 1967 -  September 27, 2020)

We are deeply saddened to announce the sudden passing of Frederick George Bartley on September 27, 2020 at the age of 52 after a complication from a pre-existing illness.

His memory will be forever cherished by his wife of 19 years Jana and their daughters Rachel (17) and Ashley (15), mother Judy Bartley (widowed from Fred Bartley Sr.), sister Kelly, brother in law John, and his large extended family of several aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and niece.

Fred is a proud member of the Serpent River First Nation, his ancestors were signatories to the Robinson Huron Treaty.

Fred was a 20-year veteran of the Toronto Crown Attorneys office and during that time he was instrumental in providing insight and support to Indigenous initiatives, including the creation of the Gladue Court at two courthouses in Toronto.

SMITH, William Alexander  - (March 9th, 1963 - September 27th, 2020)

Passed away at his home on Sunday, September 27, 2020, at the age of 57.

Loving partner of Mark James for 18 years.

Dear son of Karen, brother of Terry and Rick, and father of Alex. Predeceased by his father Don Smith, his sister Julie and his son Scott.

Hancock EriaHANCOCK, Erla Beth - (September 5, 1931 – September 27, 2020)

Peacefully, on September 27, 2020.

Erla, beloved wife of the late William ‘Bill’ Hancock.  

Loving mother of Debbie Murphy (Ralph), Rick Hancock (Stephanie), the late Sharon Cobourn (Jim) and the late Wayne Hancock (Diane), Mother-in-law to Carl Fischer (Diane).  

Cherished Nanny of Meagan (Adam) Cullen, Dayna (Matt) Clement, Brandon (Melissa) Murphy, Brock (Callie) Murphy, Jesse, Jacob, Riley and Ella-Grace Hancock. Loved GG of Harlow, Mack, Cora, Addy and Isla.

Dupuis JeanDUPUIS, Jean Christine (nee Marnien) - (August 27, 1926September 27, 2020)

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Sunday, September 27th, 2020, in her 95th year. 

Beloved wife of the late Willmer Dupuis. 

Loving mother to Cathy Peyton (Dave) and Steven Dupuis. 

Sadly missed by her grandson Ken (Kristen). 

Jean was predeceased by her parents Lawrence and Delia Marnien, her brothers Norman and Cecil (Anita), and her sisters Norah, Ann (Cecil), Violet (Len) and Dorothy (Al). 

SAWDON, Celena Gertrude   -  Peacefully at Sunnycrest Nursing Home on Sunday, September 27, 2020 in her 88th year.

Beloved wife of 52½ years to the late John William Thomas Sawdon.

Loving mother to Neil, Donna (Kathryn McLellan), Keith, Joanne (John Thompson).

SIKMA, Jane (VanHuizen)  - (July 2, 1931 Hallum, Netherlands  - September 27, 2020 Orono, Ontario) 

On Sunday, September 27, 2020, Mom was graciously taken to her final home, age 89.

Beloved wife of the late Peter Sikma.

Ross RobertROSS, Robert Perry - (December 28, 1948 – September 26, 2020)

Passed away on September 26th, 2020, at the age of 71.

Loving husband of Judith.

Devoted father to Bob (Michelle) and Matt (Tracy). Doting grandfather to Izi, Paco, Kenzie and Jaxson.

Dearly remembered by his sister Carol, his niece Patti and nephew Christopher.


Szabunia OlgierdSZABUNIA, Olgierd - (September 24th, 1926 - September 26th, 2020)

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his children, on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville at the age of 94.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Janina (2013).

Loving father of Barbara Szabunia Forrest (Frank) and Ronald Szabunia (Edyta Latuszek). Cherished grandfather of Kianna, Taela, Joshua and Alicia.

Olgierd was born in Poland and served in WWII before immigrating to Canada after the war.

He retired from General Motors after many years of service.

CRABB, Dalton Curtis   - (August 8, 1944 – September 26, 2020)

Passed away peacefully at home.  Loving father of Richard (Carol) Crabb and Kimberly (Troy) Mayall.  Beloved Poppa to Amber, Ashtyn, Thomas & Ryan. 

Predeceased by his wife Gloria and survived by his partner Sandra. 

YOUNG, Hubert ‘Hugh’ Charles   - (February 9, 1939 – September 26, 2020)

Hugh Young passed away suddenly in his 81st year at home.

He left behind his wife Lilliane Young née Rochon. They would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary in November. He also left behind his children Janette, Ken, Cathy and Derek, daughter-in-law Claudia, and his grandchildren Adam, Jenna, Sarah, Shannon, Kyle, Ethan, Owen and Evan.

HOELZLE, Manfred Hoelzle  -  1937-2020  After a lengthy illness, on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, at age 83.

Manfred will be lovingly remembered by his loyal companion Judy Hodgkinson, his daughter Kristine and his many dear friends at Who’ll Again Hills in Sunderland.

Stephenson LeslieSTEPHENSON, Leslie Ellen - (March 10, 1961 -  September 25, 2020)

Passed away peacefully on September 25th, 2020. 

Her family was grateful that she was able to be at home, comfortable and surrounded by love. 

Leslie was a kind, gracious, loving person with a warm smile and a ready laugh who always thought of others before herself. 

She enjoyed getting together with family and friends and, in the summer months, many of these events took place at the family cottage, a place she loved deeply. 

Nicholls BillyNICHOLLS, Billy Alfred  -  July 16th, 1951 - September 25th, 2020 

Passed away peacefully with family by his side at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Friday, September 25th, 2020 at the age of 69.

Beloved husband of Lorraine.

Loving Father to Sarah, Judy, Tommy, Michael and Amanda.

Predeceased by his parents Edward and Hilda Nicholls.

Leaving to mourn him is his brother Ed and sister Marion and many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

STROUMOS, Efthimios "Efto" Stroumos   - July 5, 1933 - September 25, 2020 

Peacefully on Friday September 25, 2020 passed away at the age of 87.

Efto will be sadly missed by his loving wife Thomai “Tomka”.

Kingsley DenisKINGSLEY, Denis  - We were all so proud to call Denis Kingsley ours. He was the most loving husband, father, grandude, brother, uncle and friend you could have and the best human we know. 

Denis passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by love and with his family by his side on Thursday, September 24th, 2020 at the age of 72. 

Loving husband of Diane (nee Charette).

Cherished father of Natalie Kingsley and her husband Scott Jeanveau of Whitby and Brigitte Kingsley and her husband Andrew Cymek of Port Perry. 

Precious Grandude of Brooke and Wyatt.

Newell LaureliNEWELL, Laureli S.   -  Laureli passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Thursday September 24th 2020.  

She is survived by her husband Don Newell, married for 59 adventurous and happy years. 

Family was very important to Laureli and she is survived by her two daughters Lesli Reid and Paula Casey, and her two son-in-laws Jody and Kevin. 

Nana to Corina, Tyler, Charis and Autumn. 

Dear sister of Heather Bennett and sister in law of Shirley and George Warren.