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Vonk HendrikjeVONK, Hendrikje (Henny)   -October 21, 1926June 6, 2020

Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Saturday, June 6th, 2020 at 93 years of age.

Beloved wife of the late Dirk Vonk.

Loving mother of Sonja Marmara and the late Richard Vonk.

Cherished grandmother of Paul and Victoria.

She will be fondly remembered by her extended family and friends.

ABBOTT, Robert Andrew Abbott  - It is with incredible sadness that Robert aka Bob peacefully passed away on June 6, 2020 at the age of 81.

He will be greatly missed by all his family especially his loving wife of 60 years Loretta and 3 children Linda (Armin), Rob (Mandy) and Mark (Loralouise). 

SEVIGNY, Reid  - On Saturday, June 6, 2020 at the age of 72 in Bowmanville, Reid lost his fight with pulmonary fibrosis.

Loving Husband and Friend of Cherry (nee Mailing) for 51 beautifully lived years.

Extremely proud father of Tobi (Chris Everett) and Robin (Chris Mace) and cherished Grandpa to Rebecca (Brad), Melissa, Hannah and Samantha.

PUGLIESE, Helen (nee Carroll) - God called Helen peacefully on June 7, 2020, at the age of 81.

Beloved wife of Thomas Richard Pugliese (predeceased), and daughter of Frank and Katherine Carroll (predeceased), sister of Jimmy Carroll (predeceased).

Helen is survived by her children, Caroline Pugliese (Paul Socholotiuk), Thomas Pugliese (Marisa Naccarato-Pugliese), and Mary Ellen Pugliese (Richard Raposo).

Gross KellyGROSS, Kelly Bernadine   - August 1, 1960May 29, 2020

Passed away suddenly on May 29th, 2020.

Loving mother of Mitchell, Michael and Priscilla.

Cherished grandmother to Lia. Dear sister of Barry, Linda, Tish (predeceased), Donna, Trevor, Gwen, Gord, George, Fred, Alan and Jan. 

She will be sadly missed by her partner Bruce, and MANY nieces and nephews.

GIRARD, Gordon Norman - (May 12, 1964 – May 30, 2020)

Girard GordonGord would want you to have a drink with him so raise your glass, he would for you.

This isn't the average obituary, but I think Gord would have liked it... You got your own way finally Gordie and I'm going to tell your last story for you.

If Gord could write his own Obituary I'm sure he would, or actually he'd want someone else to help him with it.

He would certainly have to do some embellishing if he wanted to ride his Harley through those pearly white gates.


Gimon MariaGIMON, Maria - (April 11th, 1931 - June 5th, 2020)

Passed away peacefully on Friday, June 5, 2020 at the Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre, at the age of 89.

Predeceased by her beloved husband John (1995).

Loving mother of Zena, Peter (Marta) and Irene (Greg).

Cherished Babcha of Chris (Lindsay) Schneider, Stephanie Schneider, Tatiana Schneider, Tamara (Chris) Schmeiler, Katerina Gimon, Adrian Gimon and Larysa (Brad) Tartick and great-grandmother of Riley Tartick. 

DRAKE, Helen Mary Elizabeth   - at Beaverton, on Friday, June 5, 2020.

Helen (Hurren) Drake of Beaverton was the beloved wife of the late George Drake.

Dear mother of Pat (late Bryan) Vernon, of Woodville, Wendy (Rob) Brodhagen, Kevin (Harriett), Kim (Jackie) of Beaverton and predeceased by son Wayne.

OENTORO, Antonius (Tony) Oentoro   - June 14, 1943 - June 5, 2020 

Born June 14, 1943 to Jusuf Oentoro and Aloysia Wisunari in Surabaya, Indonesia.

After recently being diagnosed with lung cancer, Tony went to be with the Lord and his dearly departed wife, Liana, peacefully on June 5, 2020.

RUKARUCK, Eleanor   - passed away peacefully at her residence on Saturday June 6th, 2020 at the age of 87 years.

Eleanor, predeceased by her husband Jack.

Beloved mother of Randy (Bev), Tim (Rhonda) and Jackie (Guy) Logan.

Wise RalphWISE, Ralph Kenneth - (May 3, 1948June 4, 2020) -

(Proud Member of the Lions Club) 

Passed away on Thursday, June 4th, 2020 at the age of 72. 

Beloved husband of Lynne. Loving father of Debby and her husband Ken Sabo, Kenn and his partner Heather, Jeremy and his wife Sarah and the late Trevor. 

Higgin HughHIGGIN, Hugh - (October 31, 1943June 4, 2020)

(Retired General Motors Employee) 

Peacefully, surrounded by his family at his residence on Thursday, June 4th, 2020. 

Beloved husband of the late Margaret.

Cherished partner of Dorothy Carrol. Loving father to Kathleen; and Glen (Tammy). Granddad of Cole, Mason and Wesley. Brother of Freda (Jude) Burke.

Scala AngelaSCALA, Angela - (May 8, 1939June 4, 2020)

Passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 4th, 2020, at 81 years of age. 

Beloved wife of the late Salvatore. 

Loving mother of Nancy Scala (Guy Langevin), predeceased by her son Joe.  Loving “Nonna” of Nicholas and William. 


McMahon MargaretMcMAHON, Margaret - (January 10, 1927 -  June 4, 2020)

Passed away on Thursday, June 4th, 2020 at The Village of Taunton Mills, in her 94th year.

Beloved wife of the late Keith for 71 years.

Loving mother of Leslie (Mark) and Joan (James). Predeceased by her daughters Barbara and Margaret and her son-in-law David.

Cherished grandma of Keitha, John, Elizabeth, Hilary, Alexander, Mackenzie and Charles and great-grandma of Piper, Finn and Veronica.

Dear sister of Jack.

KEYS, Kristopher James - Peacefully on Thursday, June 4, 2020 in Oshawa at the age of 42.

Loving partner of Raymond. Proud father to Eric and Samantha.

Cherished son to Susan and Jim Rogers and James Keys. Dear brother of Rebecca Bryan (Nick).

VALLEE, Mary Ann 'Denise' - Peacefully, on Friday, June 5, 2020 at Lakeridge Health Centre in Oshawa, age 61.

Denise Vallee was born and raised in Toronto and the youngest child of Rene and Allison Vallee.

Dear sister of David and the late Suzanne Clark (Bruce).

JOHNSTON, William Francis (Willie)   - Proud member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary in Northern Ireland (5 years) and Toronto Police Service (39 years).

Passed away peacefully at home with family by his side on Friday June 5, 2020, at the age of 75.

McCarroll NormanMcCARROLL, Norman James - Passed away peacefully at Extendicare Southwood Lakes in Windsor on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 at the age of 83.

Beloved husband of the late Marjorie.

Loving father of Andrew McCarroll (Heidi) and Dawn Oliver (Guy). Devoted grandfather to Rachel, Scott and Dylan. 

Brother of the late Ronnie McCarroll (Isabel), uncle to Donna Morin (Danny) and Norma Fabbro (Mike). 

Honourary father to Maria Popowich (Gary). 

McCUTCHEON, Robert Alexander  - (December 1942 – June 3, 2020)

Called to God, peacefully, on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa with family at his side.

Beloved husband and soul mate of Joan for more than fifty three years. Loving father of Tracey and her life partner Johnathan and of Bobby and his wife Rhonda.

BROWNELL, Charles George – (1945 - 2020) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Chuck Brownell on June 4, 2020 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre.

Husband and best friend to Gail for 51 years.

Chuck was the son of the late Rev. Gordon and Mary Brownell.

GOULBOURNE, Ronald Thomas  -  After a brief illness, Ron passed away at home on Thursday June 4th, 2020 at the age of 78 years.

Beloved husband of Nancy Fowler. Loving father of Cathy (Ken) Woolacott, Ron Goulbourne and Rob Fowler (Ashlee Hefferon).

Mabley CherylMABLEY, Cheryl (Groh) - (August 26, 1947May 28, 2020)  

Peacefully passed away with her husband, Larry, by her side in Oshawa on Thursday May 28th, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. 

Cheryl leaves behind three children James, Douglas and Kelly, as well as daughters-in-law Donna and Wanda.

She will be missed by her grandchildren Anthony, Shawn, Jonathon and Samantha and their families.

Laforteza EuniceLAFORTEZA, Eunice M. -  (September 21st, 1966 - June 2nd, 2020)

On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, Eunice Laforteza, loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend died after a courageous battle with cancer.

Eunice will be forever loved by her son Joshua, sisters Jannette (Lorenzo) and Ramela (Geordan), brother Bo, mother Herminia and predeceased by her father Solomon. 

Eunice will also be lovingly remembered by her nephews (Jordan, Noah, Sebastian, Isaac), nieces (Asia, Kylie) and extended family.

Kennedy MargaretKENNEDY, Margaret (nee McGall) - (November 11, 1926June 2, 2020)

Passed away at Hillsdale Estates on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020, at the age of 93.

Beloved wife of the late George.

Loving mother of Robert and his wife Diane Kennedy, and Douglas Kennedy.

GELDER, Kurt   - Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Tuesday June 2, 2020 in his 86th year.

Kurt, beloved husband of Jean.

Loved step-father of June (Joel) Walsh.

CORBIN, Audrey Doreen Corbin   - Passed away peacefully, at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at the age of 90.

Predeceased by her husband Pierre (d. 2012) and her brother Roy (d. 1991).