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Buczynski WalterBUCZYNSKI, Walter   -  February 6, 1952 – December 28, 2021 

Peacefully at Thorntonview Longterm Care on Monday, December 28th, 2021 at 68 years of age.

Beloved husband of Faye for 22 years.

Loving nephew of Mike and Jeannette Buczynski and Loretta Kalata.

Walter will be fondly remembered by his many cousins, extended family and friends.

Predeceased by his parents Helena and Victor.

Walter was a lifelong Toronto Maple Leaf fan.

He loved music, especially the Rolling Stones and he was a true animal lover.

Kelly GladysCAMPBELL, Gladys Alice  -  Alice Kelly December 22nd 1967 - December 28th 2021 

Passed peacefully at Lakeridge Oshawa on December 28th of complications related to MS.

Beloved mother of Jenna and Taylor.

Pre-deceased by her mother Gladys, her father Edward and her brother Bobby.

Sister to Alexander (Margaret), Nancy (Greg), Tom, Tim and Billy (Debbie).

Friend of many, she was a loving sister and mother who loved her gardens, pets and country music.

She will be missed dearly and eternally.

MOSEY, Robert (Bob) Daniel   -  December 8, 1936 - December 28, 2021

Peacefully in his 86th year, on December 28, 2021 after a courageous battle with Lewy Body Dementia.

Born in Toronto on December 8, 1936, Bob was a passionate educator in North York – first as a math teacher and then as a Vice-Principal.

MARTIN, Harold Gerry Martin   -  Passed away at the age of 83, peacefully at home on December 28, 2021.

Survived by his loving wife Marlene and children Mark, Sandy (George), Kellie and Colleen (Dennis).

He also leaves behind his grandchildren Heather (Michael), William, Shawna, Tyler (Jennifer), Dylan and his great grandchild Baby Jack.

AKIL, Yacoub “Jacob” Mansour Akil  - 78, of Brooklin Ontario, passed away, Tuesday December 28, 2021 at his home.

Yacoub was born December 6, 1943 in Ein Arik, Palestine to Mansour and Hilaney Yacoub Shaheen. On February 24, 1973 he married Nicole Marie Boulé.

WILLIS, Franklin William John  -  June 24 1949 - December 28 2021

It is with very saddened hearts that we announce the passing of our Dad, with his family by his side on Dec. 28th.

With a brief but very courageous battle with cancer.

Plowright JohnPLOWRIGHT, John Frederick   -  November 15, 1933 – December 27, 2021 

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Monday, December 27th, 2021 at the age of 88.

Beloved husband of Irma. Loving father of Liz (Shawn Carr), Rich (Tonya) and James (predeceased).

Lovingly remembered by his grandson Jayme and his wife Megan and great granddaughter Quinn.

Predeceased by his brother Bob and his sister Barbara.

John will be missed by many.

Christensen DonaldCHRISTENSEN, Donald Jacob Andrew   -  It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Don Christensen (Jacob Andrew Christensen), on December 27, 2021.

Although Don fought a long battle with brain cancer, he was able to be at home the past month and passed with his family by his side.

Don leaves behind his beautiful daughter Anastasia Christensen, and her mother Masha Nosova.

His adoring mother, Anita Taylor, and his loving stepfather, John Zancanaro.

His compassionate and caring partner and personal angel Ngaire Palmer who stuck by his side and took awesome care of him from beginning to end.

ROBERTSON, Marian Irene   -  October 31st, 1923 - December 27th, 2021

Passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, December 27, 2021, in her 99th year.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Harry and her son Michael.

Loving mother of Jayne and mother-in-law of Mary Anne.

SCHNEIDER, Pastor Doug   -  (Embassy Church since 1982)   -  Passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on December 27, 2021 at Lakeridge Health – Oshawa. 

Loving husband of Judy for 44 years.  Cherished father of Derek (Sarah) and Andrea (Jonathan). 

Devoted Papa of Noah, Shiloh and soon to be baby girl Lillian Grace Kelly. 

Dear brother of Carleen (David) Kalamen. 

ARMSTRONG, Rob Armstrong  -  August 17, 1968 - December 27, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rob Armstrong.

He passed peacefully in the hospital on December 27th, 2021 at the age of 53.

Rob was a fighter and struggled a long time with diabetes and heart disease, but that never got him down. 

Smith GordonSMITH, Gordon Woodburn   -  Gordon Woodburn Smith of Oshawa passed away December 24, 2021, at the age of 75, after a brave and courageous five-year battle with cancer. 

Gordon was born in Jedburgh Scotland and emigrated to Canada in 1967, where he met his beloved wife, Diane (née Dafoe).

Diane and Gordon were married for 52 years and had two children, Scott (Sandra) and Heather.

Gordon was a proud grandfather to five grandchildren: Erica, Natasha, Andrew, Molly and Julie.

Following in his father's footsteps, Gordon was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 56 years. 

Gordon began his Masonic Career in Lodge #104, Jedburgh, Scotland.

Mackey JohnMACKEY, John Dean Mackey   -  July 9, 1979 – December 25, 2021

John was born in Toronto and has lived in Oshawa since 1993.

John attended O'Neil High School and loved music, nature and Christmas.

Johnny loved his childhood experiences and friends and family.

John has been baptized and now resides in the Kingdom of God with another great love of his life Nanny Ruth.

John has frequently participated at different outreach gatherings for a decade, he felt good about giving those in need a cigarette.

Johnny will always be remembered with unending love by his mother Sandra Mackey "XO" and brothers Sean and Dane and those who knew him as Uncle Johnny.

Brand CraigBRAND, Craig Andrew  -  (20-year member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #637, served in the Ontario Regiment from 1992 – 1997, 20-year employee of Sobeys)

Suddenly, at Toronto Western Hospital with family by his side on Sunday, December 26, 2021, at the age of 49. 

Loving and devoted husband of Rebekah (née DeCoe). 

Honoured father of Kaitlyn Whitehurst, Samantha Brand and Steven Brand. 

Grandfather of Dante. 

Beloved brother of Michael Brand, Kelly (Jamie Mitchell) and Sarah Brand. 

Abundo PablitoABUNDO, Pablito Vitan Abundo   -  May 16, 1940 – December 26, 2021

Passed away peacefully at home on the 26th of December 2021 at the age of 81.

He leaves behind his wife of many years, Teresita Ramos Abundo as well as his dear children Ana May Bragais (Abelard), Shaila Sua (Michael), Ayet Javier (Nilo) and Annietess Pagco (predeceased) (Noel).

He will be missed by his many grandchildren Bridges Bragais, Brenard Bragais, Seanmyke Sua, Sebastian Sua, Katrina Javier, Kaitlyn Javier, John Javier, Camille Pagco, Adrian Pagco, Joseph Pagco.

Murrell RichardMURRELL, Richard Charles Murrell   -  September 11, 1930 – December 26, 2021

Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Sunday, December 26th, 2021 at 91 years of age.

Beloved husband of Doris for 65 years. Loving father of Susan (Doug), William (Julie), and the late Deborah and James.

Cherished Grandpa of Matthew and Emma.

Dear brother to Robert Murrell (2010) and Betty Bradley (2021).

Richard will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephew, extended family and many friends.

DALLAIRE, Daniel David   -  Unexpectedly at his home Daniel passed away in his 65th year.

Survived by his mother Helene and predeceased by his father Gilles.

THOMPSON, Michael Anthoney Thompson   -  April 11, 1963 - December 26, 2021 

Michael Anthoney Thompson, aka “Visionary”, aka "Mikey", passed away suddenly on December 26th at the Lakeridge Health hospital in Oshawa.

Michael predeceases his parents, Renford (Stannie) and Enid Thompson and will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Eugena (Gena) and his 2 children Morriah and Anthoney Thompson.

DUNSTAN-ENGLISH, Deborah Dunstan-English   - Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on December 26th, 2021. 

Beloved wife of Tom English. 

Wills AuroraWILLS, Aurora Maria Wills    -  October 31, 1931 -  December 24, 2021

Aurora Maria Wills (nee Graells), beloved wife of the late Miguel Ramiro Wills, passed away peacefully at her home in Pickering, Ontario, on Christmas Eve, with her family at her side.

She was born in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela on October 31, 1931 and is predeceased by her parents, Ramon Graells and Maria Orsetti and her brother, Ramon Graells.

Her final days were spent in the company of her devoted daughters, Maria Elena, Aurora Josefina, Elizabeth, Amarilis, Livia and her adoring sons-in-law, Allan Field and Frank Maduri who were all with her at the end.

She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Neva Field (Joshua Covell), Adrian Field (Vanessa), Frank Gabriel Marcano (Julia), Marco Maduri, Francesca Maduri, Shane Thompson (Ashleigh), Renee Thompson-Brass (James) and by her seven great grandchildren.


de van der Schueren Mariade van der SCHUEREN, Maria Elisabeth Wilhelmina (Miebeth) (nee de Quay) de van der Schueren  -

April 25th, 1930 - December 25th, 2021

Our beloved mother and “Oma”, passed away peacefully on the holiest of days, December 25, 2021 with some of her children by her side.

Throughout her life, Miebeth held strongly to her Catholic faith, and is now living peacefully and happily in her eternal home. 

Miebeth was born to Jan & Maria de Quay in Utrecht, the Netherlands on April 25, 1930 and was the second oldest of 9 children.

Miebeth and her siblings were fortunate having been raised in a very close and loving home. 


Avery MarieAVERY, Marie Gladys Avery   - January 29, 1945 to December 25, 2021  

Marie passed away after a short battle with kidney failure at Lakeridge Oshawa hospital. 

Beloved daughter of William and Gladys Dyer of Brooklyn.  Sister to 13 siblings. 

Beloved wife of Lorne Beach (passed in 2016). 

Beloved mom to Diana Forrester and Wendy Channon. 

Loving grandma to Kayla & Matt Morton and Samantha Evans. 

Loving great grandma to Inara, Saoirse and Gavin Morton.   Marie was a strong loving woman. 

Galvin BrianGALVIN, Brian Galvin  -  December 4, 1969 – December 25, 2021

It is with sadness we announce the passing for Brian on Saturday December 25th, 2021 at the age of 52 years.

Dearly beloved husband of Pamela of 35 years.

Loving father of Ryan , Hayley (Donny), Eric (Savannah).

Cherished grandfather of Isabella, Zachary, Mackenzie.

Will be missed by Lainey and Laurel. Dear brother of Peter (Deb), Violet (Adrian), Donna Cant (Keith), Robert (Cindy), Judy Cant (Robin).


Hanoski KennethHANOSKI, Kenneth (Ken) Wesley   -  August 9th, 1943 - December 25th, 2021

Passed away on December 25, 2021 after a short illness at Lakeridge Hospital in Oshawa, Ontario. 

Ken was retired from General Motors after 43 years of service. 

Wesley and Florence Hanoski brought their first-born son into the world on August 9, 1943 in Hamilton, Ontario. 

During his upbringing, Ken excelled in sports such as baseball and hockey, but in later life he truly enjoyed the game of golf and made many friendships and long-term relationships due to his kind and gentle approach to life.

Ken is survived by his children Greg and his wife Jen, Chris and his wife Pat, Julie and her husband Darren. 

MARA, Stanley Neil  -  Passed away suddenly at Lakeridge Health Hospital in Oshawa on Saturday, December 25, 2021 at the age of 64 years.

Predeceased by his loving wife Carol Ann Alvarez in 2018. 

Beloved son to the late Yolande and the late Bruce Mara of Markham.

SOMERS, Eamonn Somers   -  August 14, 1940 - December 25, 2021 

Eamonn (Eddie) Somers, 81, of Ajax, passed away on December 25, 2021 following complications after a recent surgery. 

Eamonn was born in Dublin, Ireland to Thomas and Kathleen.