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ATKINSON, William “Bill”, “Pug”, “Pops”   -  Passed away on June 24, 2021 at Scarborough Centenary Hospital.  Loving father of Rickey. 

Beloved husband of the late Lois and son of the late Margaret & Frederick Atkinson. 

Dear brother of the late Marie, John “Bud”, Leo “Mick” and Lawrence “Lorne”. 

Bill will be lovingly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, family and friends.  

REYNOLDS, Dorothy Vivian   -  With full hearts and gratitude for the time we had with Dorothy Vivian Reynolds, (nee Hall), we notify family and friends of her passing on June 24, 2021, in her 91st year of life.

Born in Leamington Ontario and resident of Toronto Ontario for over 80 years Dorothy was a devoted daughter to deceased Mother Nora Hall, (nee Read).


Farrugia SheilaFARRUGIA, Sheila Patricia   -  It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Sheila Patricia Farrugia on June 21st, 2021.

...A loving wife to Joseph (Joe) Farrugia, caring mother of Richard, Andrew and Geraldine and an adored grandmother to five grandchildren.

Sheila is survived by two sisters, Monica and Irene.

Sheila was born in Sliema, Malta and grew up with a passion for horses and horse riding as well as an overall love of animals. She had a close bond with her father, Herbert (Herbie) Moore, who was the Stable Superintendent of The Royal Saddle Club Stables in Malta and looked after the polo horses for the Royal Navy.

Sheila learned to ride at an early age and soon became a riding instructor and also played and taught polo.

Eccles WilliamECCLES, William David Eccles   - October 30, 1940 - June 22, 2021 

Peacefully Rode into the sunset after a brave battle surrounded by family at his home.

Dad is now at peace and reunited in heaven with the love of his life Georgia “Lovey”.

He is survived by his children Christopher (Christine) and Jennifer.

Gamps will be greatly missed by his 6 grandkids Paige, Corey, Riley, Ava, Leah and Holly.

Predeceased by his parents Margaret and William.

He leaves behind his siblings Bruce (Judy), Susan (Craig), and Wayne as well as many nieces and nephews.

Henton BarbaraHENTON, Barbara Jean Margaret (nee Taggart)    - June 21, 1963 – June 23, 2021

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Barb after a short battle with cancer.

Beloved by her husband Mike, Barb was loved by all who knew her.

Always happy and upbeat, she was there to help everyone in any way she could. She was everybody’s caregiver.

Barb loved baking, and we all looked forward to her Christmas goodies and birthday treats.

She had a great sense of humour, and was known for her jokes and pranks.

She was strong willed and always stood up for what she believed in.

Her love of Mickey Mouse was well known, and she had quite a collection of Mickey items.

Follest EdwardFOLLEST, Edward “Ted”  -  July 9, 1949June 23, 2021

Passed away peacefully with his family by his, side on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021 at Lakeridge Health – Oshawa Hospital. 

Beloved husband to Mary Anne for 50 wonderful years.  

Loving Dad to David and Christopher.

Proud Poppy to Ayla, Jake, Kyah, Blake and Olivia.

Ted is predeceased by his brother, Peter Follest and his parents Earl and Ruth Follest.

Ted will also be greatly, missed by his many extended family and friends.  

Baker ThelmaBAKER, Thelma Irene (nee Masters) - (June 27, 1930 – June 23, 2021)

It is with a heavy heart that the family announces Thelma’s passing in the early hours of June 23, 2021 with her family by her side.

She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick Baker.

Loving mother of Linda, Heather (Alan) and Trevor (Raija-Lee).

Cherished grandmother to Colleen (Andrew), Shannon (Mike), Alexander (Nicole) and Samantha (Spencer).

Thelma was thrilled to become a Great Grandmother this year with the birth of Brielle and the anticipated birth of her second Great Granddaughter in early August.


Poulin ColleenPOULIN, Colleen Rosana - (October 22, 1939 – June 23, 2021)

Passed away on Wednesday June 23, 2021 at the age of 81.

Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Bernard Poulin.

Loving mother of Michael G. Poulin and his wife Hazel Moore, Laura M. Hacker and her husband Trevor Hacker, and Christopher K. Poulin.

Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Daniel Poulin, Heather Poulin, Vaughan Poulin, Ashleigh Poulin and Kieran Poulin.




ARSENAULT, Zoel Joseph  -  Zoel Joseph Arsenault was born July 23, 1928 in St. Louis New Brunswick.

Youngest son born to Flavie Gray and Pierre Arsenault he is predeceased by 6 siblings, Rene, Robert, Antoine, Benoit, Beatrice and Alec.

After a brief illness, Zoel passed away peacefully at Michael Garron Hospital on June 23, 2021, one month shy of his 93rd birthday.

DINGMAN, Geraldine Grace (Puddicombe) - Passed away on Wednesday June 23, 2021 at her residence.

Geraldine was predeceased by her husband Vimy Dingman.

Loving mother of Chris (Tammy) Dingman, and predeceased by her daughter Clover (Paul) Craigie, and by her siblings Fred, Rhonda, Bill, Chuck, Gord, and Pauline.

HANSKE, Marita Kate (Gorny) - It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Marita, loving and devoted mother and grandmother. 

Marita Kate Hanske (Gorny), age 71, passed away peacefully on June 23, 2021 due to complications from a stroke. 

She was born on April 16, 1950 in Bielefeld, Germany to Volkmar and Ilse Hanske. They moved to Canada in 1955 where Marita grew up in Peterborough with her two brothers George and Raimund.

She then married, and later divorced, Edwin Gorny in Oshawa and had two very blonde children Kristy and James.

MAIER, Gerhard   -  Passed away peacefully at Port Perry Hospital on Thursday, June 24, 2021 in his 84th year.

Loving husband to Brigitte for 60 years.

Wonderful father to Cornelia and Claudia (Clark).

Tate IanTATE, Ian  -  September 17th, 1970 - June 21, 2021 

Peacefully, surrounded by his family, after a lengthy battle with brain cancer, at Hillsdale Terraces in Oshawa. 

Husband to Darlene Pursel, and devoted Father to Duncan and Harley. 

Survived by his parents Barry and the Rev. Susan Tate of Fenelon Falls; his brother Graham Tate and Victoria (Theriault) of Oshawa; his father-in-law Bill Chaplin (late Liz Chaplin) and sister-in-law Heather Latam and Justin of Leamington; and his 10 nieces and nephews. 

Obituaries rarely capture the individual to the ones who did not know them. 


Costante RichardCOSTANTE, Richard   -  May 24th, 1947 - June 22nd, 2021

General Motors Oshawa Retiree  

Passed away peacefully at home with his son Todd by his side, on Tuesday June 22, 2021, at the age of 74. 

Richard will be dearly missed by all who knew him. 






Hobbs ThomasHOBBS, Thomas William “Tom”  -  October 28, 1934 – June 22, 2021 

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden, but peaceful passing of Thomas William Hobbs on June 22, 2021, at the age of 86.

He has now been reunited with his beloved wife and best friend Rayleen, who predeceased him 5 months ago. Cherished son of the late Thomas L. & Jessica Hobbs.  

Devoted father of Stephen Hobbs, Karen Dixon, Peter Hobbs, Thomas (Tracy) Hobbs, and Michael (Terra) Hobbs.

Dear step-father of Kathleen (Jim) Kalpakis and Jeneen (Sean) Savela-McFaul.

WRETHAM, Ronald David Wretham   -  (Fire Captain Badge #530)  

Ronald David Wretham passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at age 66.

Ron Wretham, beloved husband of Jill (nee Holland).


MacLean PaulineMacLEAN, Pauline Alice Amy (nee: Jenkins)  –  January 26th, 1941 - June 21st, 2021

Peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday June 21, 2021 at her home at the age of 80.

Pauline, loving wife of the late Winford MacLean (2000).

Beloved mother of Brent Fox-MacLean (Andrea), and the late Karla Walton (Donald) and the late Beverly Ewell (late Derek).

Loving grandmother of Krista Lowell (Jim) and Scott Fox-MacLean, and great grandmother of Trenton Lowell.

Tselios NapoleonTSELIOS, Napoleon Tselios   -  November 20, 1946 – June 21, 2021 

Suddenly at his residence on Monday, June 21st, 2021 at 74 years of age.

Beloved husband of the late Eleni.

Dear companion of Maria Passias.

Loving father of Mary (Nick) Tsalavoutas, Roula, George and Stephanie (Jay Francis).

Cherished Papou of Kia (Ian), Dimitri, Eleni, Katie, Julia, Eleni, Lexie and Evie.

Dear brother of Panoria (Lazaros), Lefteri (Yiota), Alexandra (Niko), Kosta (Katerina), Peter (the late Ermi), and Laki (Rebecca), dear brother-in-law of Yianni (Soula), Andreas (Vicky), Lefteri (Kostoula), Maria (George) and the late Katina.

Roberts ReginaldROBERTS, Reginald "Reg"   -   Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa with family by his side on Monday June 21st, 2021, in his 90th year. 

Beloved husband of Janet for 63 years. 

Cherished father of Julie and her husband Gary White, Jacqueline and her husband Lloyd Van Dusen. 

Devoted grandad of Michael (Tessa), Mitchell and Jennifer (Michael). 

Treasured brother of Aileen (Derek), predeceased by Doreen and Robert (late Joan). 

Brother-in-law of Ann Attwood. 

Reg will be missed by extended family and friends. 

PAPANIA, Elizabeth "Betty"   -  Peacefully at Case Manor in Bobcaygeon on Monday June 21st, 2021 at the age 82.

Beloved wife of the late Anthony.  

Loving mother of Tracey (Carl).  Loving Nonna of Peter and Taylor. 

RENWICK, Dr. Wells Atchison   -  (University of Toronto Medical School Class of ’54)

Wells Renwick passed away peacefully on Monday, June 21, 2021, after a short illness, at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry, at the age of 92.

He was a man of many accomplishments, including his tenure as an anesthetist and Chief of Staff at Toronto East General Hospital where he grew and transformed his department for 40 years and was admired by his co-workers and patients alike.

GRANT, Mary Evelyn  - It is with deep sadness that our family announces the passing of Mary Evelyn Grant on Monday, June 21, 2021.

Mary was was born Jan. 3, 1935 and was predeceased by her husband Don Grant (2015).

Cherished mother and mother-in-law to Barry and Aletha Grant.

THORNHILL, Daniel Ian  -  Passed away after a courageous battle with lung cancer, in his 42nd year.

Will be dearly missed by his mother Lynn, father Bill, sister Niki, brother-in-law Brad Roberts, nephews Nathan and Cole Roberts, partner Stephanie DaCosta, his many aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as his numerous friends in Uxbridge, Toronto, Montreal, and on the West Coast. 

COTA, Linda Gail Cota   -  Linda Gail Cota, daughter of the late Victor and Joyce Asselstine passed away peacefully at home on June 21st, 2021, with her beloved family by her side at the age of 73. 

Loving wife of Jim Cota. 

Loving mother to Richard (Karen), Lisa (Fred), John (Mel) and the late Jimmy.

LAMONT, Keith Douglas  - Passed away peacefully at Mackenzie Health on Monday, June 21, 2021 in his 86th year.

Loving husband of Joan for 61 years.

Dedicated father to Diane (Fred), David (Christina) and Lorraine (John).

SQUIRE, Jonathan David Squire   -  Passed away suddenly on June 21, 2021 at the age of 16 years old.

There are no words that can properly describe this loss. 

Jon was kind and genuinely cared for people.