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DZISIAK, Catherine Dzisiak   - December 7, 1925 – December 19, 2019 

Peacefully and while surrounded by her son, John and his family (wife Mara, children Darragh and Allison, son-in-law, Liam) in whose home she had resided for the last 4 years, the Son of Man came for Catherine (nee McLaughlin).

The sweet Irish woman who came to Canada from Glasgow after the Second World War was predeceased by her beloved husband George, her son Gregory (Darlene), her grandson Matthew and her grandson Ericson.

Ellis OrvalELLIS, Orval Henry   - December 28, 1919 – December 16, 2019 

It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Orval Henry Ellis at his residence on Monday, December 16th, 2019. 

Orval Henry Ellis was the husband of Unice Madeline Conner in his 99th year. 

Predeceased by his parents James and Lillie (nee Woodcock) (McFarland) Ellis. 

Predeceased by his brothers Clarence Norman Ellis (Dorothy), Ezra Erven Ellis and predeceased by his sister Anorma Arena Ellis (Bill).

Survived by his brother Walter Nathan Ellis (Yvonne). 

Rozell AudreyROZELL, Audrey Greta - Peacefully at Extendicare Peterborough on Tuesday, December 17th, 2019. 

Audrey, in her 92nd year. 

Beloved wife of the late Lloyd Rozell. 

Loving mother of Pat (James) O’Connor of Hastings, Don (Carla) Rozell of Oshawa, John (Dr. Margaret Pugh) Rozell of Vancouver. 

Deaconu ConstantinDEACONU, Constantin  - (July 22, 1961 – December 17, 2019)   

Peacefully, with his loving wife at his side, on Tuesday December 17th, 2019 at the Toronto General Hospital.

Beloved husband to Roxana.

Loving father to Andreea (Josh).

Gray KennethGRAY, Kenneth  - Surrounded by his loving family, Ken passed away on December 17th, 2019 at the age of 81. 

Much loved soul mate of Elizabeth “Betty” for over 60 Years.

Devoted and loving father of Jim (Rollande), John (Shelley), Lianne (John) and Rob (Janice). 

Cherished Grandpa of Greg, Matt, Michael, Denver, Stephen, Payton, Evan, Brianna, and Ryan.

Great Grandpa of Sydney, Kye, and Alyssa.

TYSON, Robert   - May 23, 1934 – December 17, 2019 

It is with great sadness that the Tyson family announce the passing of their husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. 

Bob Tyson, was the beloved husband of Don (nee Tomlin). 

HORNE, Marie Helen (NEE HARPER)  -  (October 14, 1934 – December 17, 2019) 

Mom, we wish you peace with nature, friends and family that went before. 

Much love always from your sons. 

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our mother and grandmother, Marie, on Tuesday, December 17 at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville. 

SCRUTON, Dorothy (Turanski) Scruton   - It is with heavy, but grateful hearts, that we announce the sudden passing of Dorothy Scruton (nee Turanski) of St. Davids, Ontario on Tuesday December 17, 2019.

Dorothy was 87 years old and is now safe in the loving arms of her Heavenly Father and reunited with her husband Jack.

She is survived by her 3 children: Robert (Sharon), Marion (Mario) and Howard (Janice).

VERKUYL, Shirley   - Passed away peacefully, with her family by her side at home on Wednesday December 18, 2019 in her 87th year. 

Beloved wife of Dirk Verkuyl for 66 years. 

Loving mother of Jackie (Wiebe) Brinkman, Helen Verkuyl, Derek (Tracy) Verkuyl, Kevin (Margaret) Verkuyl, Marion (Dave) DenHollander and Shirley (Ray) Buisman. 


Gonta StephenGONTA, Stephen 'Steve'  – (General Motors Retiree) - Peacefully on Monday December 16, 2019 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, at the age of 91.

Steve, beloved husband for 68 years of Mable Gonta (nee Bilous).

Much loved father of Danny Gonta and Peter Gonta (Christina). 

Loved Gido of Ethan.

Dear brother of Mary Lucyk (late Walter) and brother-in-law of Walter (Doris) and the late Ann (the late Bill).

Steve worked many years at General Motors as a carpenter then went on to teach Building Construction at General Vanier High School in Oshawa.


Kozak WalterKOZAK, Walter  - (March 8, 1935 - Monday, December 16, 2019) - 

Passed away on Monday, December 16, 2019 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, at the age of 84.

Beloved husband of Oksana. Loving father of Ludmila, Steven and Elizabeth.

Dear brother of Zuzanna Winiarski.

Survived by his mother-in-law Stefania Lukasewycz.

Predeceased by his brothers Kornel and Richard.

McKINLEY, Glenda Carol (nee Thompson) - Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa on Monday, December 16, 2019 after a lengthy illness.

Daughter of the late Mary (Roberts) and Moody Thompson.

She is lovingly remembered by her husband Robert, and children Eric (Sandra) and Horace, Crystal (Gaetan). Grandchildren Timmy, Justin (Charlene), Jessie and Jordan. Great grandchildren Hailey and Roland.

LEGGETT, John Robert  -  October 7, 1957 - December 16, 2019

Passed away suddenly at home on Monday, December 16, 2019. 

Predeceased by his father Donald. 

Loving son of Dorothy. 

PORTEOUS, Gary   - March 4, 1943 – December 16, 2019 

On Monday, December 16, 2019, Gary passed away, surrounded by family at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville Hospital at the age of 76.

Beloved husband to Carroll (nee: Cory) for 54 wonderful years.

Schram NancySCHRAM, Nancy Jean Lorraine  - (February 21, 1935December 15, 2019)

Nancy will be deeply missed and fondly remembered. 

She passed away peacefully with family by her side at Hope Street Terrace on Sunday December 15th, 2019, in her 85th year. 

Predeceased by her beloved husband Lloyd. 

Loving mother of Frank (Jan) and Lorraine Kerstens (Terry). 

KLOSTER, Helen Lorraine  - It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our  dear mother Helen Lorraine Kloster on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at Village Green Long Term Care Shelby, Ontario in her 87th year.

Beloved wife of the late Joseph Kloster, daughter of the late Ernest and Jessie Pratt.

KNECHT, Erika Marli  - 1932 – 2019  Passed away peacefully on December 15th, 2019 Erika will always be the loving mother to Peggy and wife of Hans, her predeceased husband.

The many stops and rests on all those country road rides, have paved the way to the freedom ride Erika now finds herself on!!

ROBERTS, Geoffrey Michael Thomas - It is with great sadness that the family of Geoffrey Roberts must at this time report his untimely demise.

Geoffrey Roberts, born July 7th, 1958, (recently of Cannington, previously of Scarborough, Ontario), died instantly in a tragic car accident on Sunday, December 15, 2019. 

HYSHKA, Eugene Peter - Peacefully, after a courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry on Monday, December 16, 2019, at age 79.

Eugene Hyshka, beloved husband of Rosemary Swanston. Loving father of Dr. Lynda Hyshka and her husband Grant Kilburn and Dr. Sandra Hyshka and her husband Kevin McDougall.

FUSELLI, Lani Darrell - (July 17, 1940 - December 16, 2019)

Passed away peacefully at home on Monday December 16, 2019.

Loving wife of Wayne since February 11, 1961. Beloved Mother of Daryl (Fiorella), Depyk (Jeannie) and Patricia (Paul).

Fry KennethFRY, Kenneth Edward - (March 29, 1933 – December 14, 2019) 

Passed away at home on December 14th, 2019.

Beloved husband and best friend of Nancy.

Dear father of Steven, Kristen (David Van), and Karen (Daniel Fromstein).

Proud Grandpa of Owen, Zack and Emily.


Cannella RosarioCANNELLA, Rosario – (October 6, 1929 - December 14, 2019) 

Peacefully at home at the age of 90, with his family by his side.

Beloved husband of Giuseppina (née Princiotta) for 65 years.

Loving father of Rosaria Sarina (Gino Di Giovanni) and Carmen.

Proud grandfather of Clinton (Janice) and Melanie (David). 

Adoring great-grandfather of Easton, Violet, Alexander and Ella.

Predeceased by his 4 brothers.

CREED, Pat   - Passed away peacefully with her husband by her side on December 14th, 2019 in her 73rd year. 

Beloved wife of Clayton for 50 years. 

Predeceased by her son Craig.  Loving mother of Michael (Sandra). 

Proud nana of Makayla and Clayton. 

MacDONALD, Jane Carol    - Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and friends at Trenton Memorial Hospital on Saturday December 14th, 2019 at the age of 66 years.

Jane, beloved wife of Albert.

Loving mother of Rob MacDonald and Amy (Adam) Finn. Adored grandma of Redford Finn.

Kovac JosephKOVACS, Joseph Michael - (September 6, 1926 - December 14, 2019) 

Passed away peacefully on December 14th, 2019 at Lakeridge Health – Oshawa with his family by his side.

He will be lovingly remembered and forever missed by his wife of 68 years,  Isabelle (Haupert) Kovacs.

Predeceased by his children Gary and Joseph (Evelyn).

Predeceased by his parents Joseph and Mary.

PRUESSE, Karl Heinz   - (Owner of Shear Happenings Toronto where he was a barber)

Passed away peacefully after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s at Extendicare Oshawa on Saturday December 14th, 2019 at the age of 76 years.

Karl, predeceased by his wife Patricia.