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Snyder EdwardSNYDER, Edward Jake Snyder  -  (May 3, 2020 at 5:15pm)

My dear sweet husband is safe in the arms of Jesus. 

He quietly and peacefully left his life on earth with his wife and mother at his side. 

Beloved husband of Arlene (Verbaan). 

Cherished father to Niesha (Robert) Kovacs, Jeffrey (Sarah) Snyder, James (Heather) Snyder, Aaron (Ashley) Snyder, Ryan (Anne) Snyder, Amanda (Wilson) Snyder and Megan (Wilson) Snyder. 

ROGERS, Cynthia Claire  -  Peacefully, on Sunday, May 3, 2020, at Douglas Crossing Retirement Community, Uxbridge, at the age of 86, beloved wife of the late Gregory Rogers. 

Deeply loved mother of Guy (Lorraine), Doug (Linda) and Lisa (Dan). 

Cherished Nana to Rebecca, Gregory, Demi, Amanda and Greg.  Loving companion of Bernie Cook. 


Sawyer MargaretSAWYER, Margaret (Peggy)   -

It is with profound sadness we announce our mother’s passing on May 3rd at Lakeridge Hospital in Oshawa, at the age of 97.

Wife of the late Roy Sawyer of 76 years and daughter to the late Frank and Rita McCallum. 

Among those left to mourn Peggy are her daughter Barbara (Peter) of St. Catharines, Frank (Bett) of Fenelon Falls, Stephen (Debra) of Orono, Claudette (the late Michael) of Gores Landing and Susan of Orono.  

WADMAN, Mark Christopher  -  It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Mark Christopher Wadman at the age of 48, on the afternoon of Sunday May 3rd. 

Mark will be forever cherished by his longtime partner of 30 years, Regi Khokher, his mother Clare Herrema (John), his father Barry Wadman (Gillian), his brother Craig Wadman, his stepbrother Corey, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and loving family. 


McGill Fortnum WayneMcGILL FORTNUM, Wayne Robert McGill Fortnum  -  61, passed away suddenly in the early morning hours of Monday April 27, 2020 at his home in Bowmanville, Ontario.

Wayne was born on February 2, 1959 in London, Ontario.

Son of Barbara Heddington (1941 - 1991) and Reginald McGill (1940 - 1998).

He grew up in London along with his siblings Kelly (Huis), Kevin, Linda (1961 - 2003) and Darren where his love of racing, cars and music blossomed.

Wayne had recently retired from General Motors after 25+ years of hard work - shifting his focus to music, travel and love.


Elliott DorothyELLIOTT, Dorothy Driver (NEE KING)  - January 11th, 1935 - April 30th, 2020

Born January 11th 1935 and passed peacefully on April 30th, 2020 surrounded by her loving family.

She lived in Whitby close to her children and grandchildren who were the centre of her life. 

Beloved wife, Deeply loved mother, Devoted Grandma, Proud Great Grandmother, and a Dearest caring aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.

Dorothy loved her cards and enjoyed a challenging jigsaw puzzle but always cherished a good meal with family and friends.

Corvinelli VincenzoCORVINELLI, Vincenzo  - (President Corvinelli Construction/Pardo Estates)

Passed away at his home on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 at the age of 86.

Much loved husband of Teresa (nee Colvecchia) for 63 years. 

Dear brother of Antonio Corvinelli and his wife Madeline of Russell ON, Anna Pulla and her husband Rinaldo of Oshawa and Teresa Costanzo of Courtice.

Coolidge SonyaCOOLIDGE, Sonya Marie   - Passed away peacefully at St. Mary's hospital in Kitchener on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 at the age of 83.

Beloved wife of Stan Coolidge for 61 years.

Sonya can now be with her late daughter Patti (Bob McCulloch, Rita).

She was also a loving mother to Cathy (Geof Marlow), and Russ (Gaby).

Devoted grandma to Henry, Jack, Laura, Claire, Julia, Bailey, Aidan, Benton, Montse, Isa and Taylor.

Dear sister of Shirley (Gerry Gelette).

Briggs Shandy LynnBRIGGS, Shandy-Lynn Andrea  - (November 23, 1971 - May 1, 2020)

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Shandy following complications related to a cardiac arrest.

At the young age of 48 she passed peacefully with her supportive Husband by her side.

Shandy is survived by the love of her life and Husband Ray Van Schyndel.

She will be deeply missed by her Father Dave (Deb) Briggs and her Mother Imelda Maguire (Dave).

NIXON, Jane (Jean) Swindell (nee Bradshaw)   -  August 20, 1934 – May 2, 2020

With heavy hearts but also joyous souls we announce that Jane (Jean) Nixon ascended into heaven to be with her Lord after a long and tiring battle with Dementia. 

Jane, known to her family and friends as Jean, led a wonderfully full life! 

TOGAWA, Jean  - Passed away peacefully at Scarborough General Hospital, on Saturday, May, 2, 2020, at the age of 87.

Predeceased by her beloved spouse Joe and loving mother of Shane (Wendy), Rhett.

Dear grandmother of Noah.


Luke JohnLUKE, John Oliver   -  October 5, 1933 – April 29, 2020 

A tribute to a husband, father, grandfather, friend and mentor.

In his home that he designed and built, John passed away peacefully with his loving and devoted wife Valerie at his bedside.

He was 86.

John started developing health issues in his late seventies. He had Myasthenia Gravis challenging him for 15 years. During this time, he had shingles.

This was devastating for him as it left him no eyesight or hearing on his right side. He was very sick.

Van Manen PieterVan MANEN, Pieter   -  November 6th, 1943 - April 29th, 2020

Pieter (Peter) Cornelis Van Manen was called home to be with his heavenly Father on April 29, 2020.

He was 76 years old.

Peter will be dearly missed by his siblings, Ina Jeeninga, George Vink, Sadie Van Manen, Mary and Lammert Huizenga, Theresa Van Manen, and Ted Van Manen.

He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

LUSTENBERGER, Josef 'Joe' - (January 16th, 1926 - May 1st, 2020)

It is with great sadness that we announce that Joe has passed away peacefully in his 95th year from natural causes.  

Loving husband and father, Joe worked for GM for 35 years before retiring to a more simple life.  

MADDER, Doris May (Lane) Madder  - August 3, 1922 – May 1, 2020

Doris passed peacefully at the Sunnybrook Veteran’s Centre in Toronto.

We are extremely grateful for the excellent care and support given to her and to her family over the past few months by the staff at Sunnybrook Care Centre.

MATTISON, Lesley Anne Mattison   - June 29, 1968 – June 1, 2020 

Peacefully, following a lengthy illness, at home with her loving family at her side on Monday June 1, 2020 in her 52nd year.

Beloved wife to Craig for 14 amazing years.

Loving mom to Samantha.

ALLEN, Lloyd Charles Allen  - Peacefully, at the Markham-Stouffville Hospital on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020, at age 82.

Lloyd Allen, beloved husband of June (nee Welsh) for 64 years.

Loved father of Audrey Teefy (Hugh), Susan Allen (BJ), Frank Allen (Elisa) and Teresa Allen.

TARONE, Angelo  - It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Angelo Tarone.

Angelo passed peacefully on May 2 2020 at the Villa Colombo Home in his 87th year.

He has joined the Heavenly Kingdom with his beloved wife Noella Tarone (nee: Bergeron).

JACKSON, Reginald Ivan - Of Brighton, Ontario, formerly of Hastings, passed away on Thursday April 30, 2020 at the age of 78.

He was born in Walsall, England, the son of the late Sydney Ivor and Daisy Jackson. He moved to Canada in 1950.

Proud member of Toronto Fire for 25 years and Hastings Fire Chief for 10 years.

Dennis NellieDENNIS, Nellie 'Nell' - On April 25, 2020, the Angels sang "Amazing Grace."

The Lord came down and touched her face,
Held her hand and whispered low,
Come with me it is time to go. 

Nellie passed away peacefully with her daughter Catherine at her side at The Wynfield LTC, in Oshawa, on Saturday, April 25, 2020. 

She was one month shy of her 97th year. 

Her son and daughter were both able to be with her and comfort her.


Schneider UweSCHNEIDER, Uwe Hermann   - Passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, at the age of 73.

Beloved husband of Mary.

Adoring grandfather of Brandon and Austin and father of Andrew.

Predeceased by his brother Peter.

Uwe will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

He retired after many years of service with Chrysler as a Mechanical Engineer.

Uwe’s love of life will be missed by all who knew him.

SNOW, Adam Christian Dennis - It is with broken hearts, the family announces Adam’s sudden passing on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at the age of 39.

Beloved husband of Shannon Snow for 12 years. Treasured father of Jack Snow, Nash Snow and baby girl Lily (to be).

Loving son of Denise Moniz and David Moniz (Stepfather), Dennis Snow and Anne Snow (Stepmother). Dear brother of Lindsay Snow, Jason Hobbs, Brian Moniz, Dave Jr. Moniz, Joseph Stryde, Chantele Moniz, Dillon Thompson.

JAIRAM, Radica (Das) Jairam  - Was born on May 28th, 1949 to Lily and Shivratan Das in Enmore, Guyana. 

She passed away on April 30th, 2020 in Toronto.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be missed by many.

GAETZ, Jerrold Stafford   -  Ottawa, April 14, 1936 – Uxbridge, April 30, 2020 

Born in Ottawa, he grew up in Creighton Mine and Copper Cliff, Ontario and graduated from the University of Western Ontario. 

He was soon employed at Ontario Hydro in North Bay and then in Toronto. 


McDougall LornaMcDOUGALL, Lorna Florence (nee Foley)   -  March 7, 1952 – April 28, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Lorna McDougall, age 68, who passed away peacefully at home.

Dearly beloved wife of Doug McDougall for 26 years.

Loving mother to her children Neil (Joselyn), Frank (predeceased), Michael (Katherine) and Mario (Kelly).

Devoted Grandma and Jazzy to Jaimie (Michael), Alix, Anna, Anthony, Jason and Julianna.

Mitchell StellaMITCHELL, Stella Ann (nee Carpenter) - (August 6th, 1936 - April 29th, 2020)

Passed away at her home in Ashburn on Wednesday April 29th, 2020 at the age of 84.  

Predeceased by her husband William Mitchell (1990) 

Forever loved by her children and grandchildren.