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Nekkers NellieNEKKERS, Nellie - (October 6, 1944December 23, 2020)

Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020 at 76 years of age.

Beloved wife of John for 50 years.

Cherished mother of Stephanie Clarke (Paul), Kevin Nekkers (Kelly), Nicole Nekkers and Angela Nekkers.

Loving grandmother of Anna Clarke, Liam Clarke and Dayne Nekkers-Kelly. 

Dear sister of Cobie Stimming (Rainer), Rene Soetens (June), Walter Soetens (Louise) and Sylvia Barr (the late Paul)



Graham BevGRAHAM, Bev  – (September 11th, 1942 - December 23rd, 2020)

Retired Staff Sergeant Durham Region Police Services, 30+ Years

Suddenly on Wednesday December 23, 2020 at the age of 78.

Bev, beloved husband of Ruth Graham.

Much loved father of Terry Graham (Brenda MacLeod), John Graham (Katherine) and Bob Graham (Jackie).

Proud grandfather of Shawn & Gregory, Katlyn, Ryan & Tyler and great grandfather of Makayla.

Bev was predeceased by his parents Raymond and Elsie Graham, and his sister Lorraine Ewtushik.


Naidu KollappaNAIDU, Kollappa “Joe” & “Chinna” - (December 24th, 1946 - December 23rd, 2020)

With heartfelt sorrow, the family of Kollappa Naidu announces his passing on December 23, 2020 at Sunnycrest Nursing home, at 73 years young.

Loving Father of Kathleen (Ryan) Kelowan, Kevin (Sabrina) Naidu and Kirstena (Derek) Perera. Grandfather of Lamar, Kayla, Kaitlyn, Kaylin, Kiara, and Shyla.

Kollappa Naidu was a very hard-working, strong, and fearless person with a gentle heart.

He was widely known for playing Soccer (Football) and his contributions playing in the IDC Cup for Nadi, Fiji in 1969, along with his additional achievements representing Fiji Island Nation and its community.

Collins AudreyCOLLINS, Audrey (born Audrey Elizabeth Tew) - (November 8, 1924 – December 23, 2020)

Throughout her 96 years, Audrey has been an inspiration to us all in her unfailing optimism and good spirits.

Her family home in Toronto with her parents (Annie and Edward Tew) and siblings, Eddie (Doris), Irene (Don) and Anne was a place of love, laughter and music.

In her later years, she was comforted by happy memories of drives in the country and sing-songs around the piano.

She met her husband John at a church dance, and he continued to be her favourite dancing partner through 50 years of marriage.

YURKOVICH, Ferdinand Eric 'Fred' - (Member of Cedar Lodge A.F. & A. M. No. 270 and the Canadian Corps)

Peacefully passed away, with his loving wife and son at his side, at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa, on Wednesday December 23, 2020. Fred at the age of 82.

Beloved husband of Erika for 63 years. Loving father of John (Shelley) and the late Fred Yurkovich.

ABERNETHY, Gerry Bryan   - January 12, 1954 - December 24, 2020

It is with broken hearts that Gerry passed away from lung cancer after a long fight with both lymphoma and lung cancer, at home in the early hours of December 24, 2020.

ROGERS, Elva Dorothy (NEE SNOWDEN)    -  Surrounded by her loving family, Elva passed away peacefully at home on December 24th, 2020 at the age of 84 years.

Beloved wife of the late Ronald Rogers.

VAN DEN HOVEN, Leonardus "Leo"  - 31 Year Employee of General Motors, North Plant 

Passed away at Glenhill Strathaven LTC on December 24, 2020 in his 90th year. 

Beloved husband of Anna (nee Vermeulen). 


Weeks RobertWEEKS, Robert Charles  - (May 25, 1935 -  December 22, 2020)

Passed away peacefully with family by his side on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at the age of 85. 

Beloved husband of Shirley (nee Sleeman) of 65 years. 

Loving father of Tim (Sonya) and Cathy (Brian) Ervine. 

Proud grandfather of Kevin (Crystal), Karen (Pete), Matthew (Michelle), Michael (Amanda) and extended family Nicholle and Jeff. 

Cherished great grandfather of Carmen, Wyatt, and Colton. 

Vessel NormaVESSEL, Norma  - (January 25, 1939December 22, 2020)

Peacefully at Sunnycrest Nursing Home on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 at 81 years of age. 

Beloved wife of Victor. 

Loving mother of Edward and his wife Nancy, Dan and his wife Fern, the late Ted, Jim and his wife Diana. 

She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Mike, Dan, Jake, Alex and Eden, and her great grandchildren Hunter and Merrick.

Cooper BeverleyCOOPER, Beverley 'Stoney' Earnest - (February 15, 1943December 22, 2020)

It is great sadness that Stoney Cooper passed away suddenly in his home on December 22nd, 2020 at the age of 77. 

Beloved husband to Sharon (Gayle) for 33 years.

Loved father to Ronald and Elisabeth (Lisa) (predeceased). 

Step-father to daughters Rene and Colleen.

Proud grandfather to Erik, Sara, Allanah, Lindsay and Savanah.

Brother to Milton (d), Richard (d), Betty-Lou (d), Lawrence (d), Shirley and Terry. 

Di Pietrantonio GiovanniDi PIETRANTONIO, Giovanni - Peacefully on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Thorntonview Long Term Care at the age of 82.

Beloved husband of the late Rosa.

Loving father of Angela Van Grootel (Jeff), and Lina Bryant (the late John). 

Cherished Grandfather of Robert, Emily, and Cassandra. 

He will be lovingly remembered by his sister Rosa (Giulio) and her children Cosimo (Tara) and Maddalena (Tim), as well as his brother Antonio (the late Antonia), predeceased by his brother Gabriele (late Pasqua).

FILION, Yvon  -  On December 22nd, 2020, we said our final “Bonne Nuit” to Yvon Filion, who passed away peacefully at the age of 63, at St. Michael’s Hospital, surrounded by family.

He was a strong, hardworking, devoted, family man, whose body couldn’t keep up anymore.

ELLIES, Kaye - Surrounded by her family, Kaye passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on December 22, 2020 at the age of 90 years.

Beloved wife of Robert Ellies. 

LAGDEN, Murray - Passed away at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on December 22, 2020 at the age of 77 years. 

Beloved husband of 57 years to Arlene. Dear father of Joe and grandfather of Cynthia & Samantha. 


Elliott ElaineELLIOTT, Elaine (nee Hibbitt)  -  (January 18th, 1938 - December 21st, 2020)

Well loved Mom/Gramma/Great Gramma, passed away December 21, 2020 in her sleep at LHO after suffering from a stroke at the age of 82.

Beloved wife of the late Louis (Sam) for 56 years.

Devoted Mom to Sam, Cindy (Butch), Deb (Nick)and Dan.

Cherished Gramma to Riley (Nicole), Joe, Nicole (Gary), Amber (Ian), Alyssa (Mike), David (Johanna), Katie and Becky. 

Loving Great Gramma to Ella, Tucker, Cooper, MacKenzie, Aubrey, Nicholas, & Gunnar.


Osborne JeanneOSBORNE, Jeanne (nee Wallace)  - (March 15th, 1933 - December 21st, 2020)

Of Oshawa, Ontario, passed peacefully on Monday, December 21, 2020.

Jeanne is survived by her brother Ivan Wallace (Bernadine), her sons Jeffrey (Anita) and Drew (Linda), daughters Jill Eymann (Steve) and Jennifer, step-sister Sharyn Moriguchi (David) and sisters-in-law Jean Osborne and Rae Osborne.

She was cherished Gramma and Grammy to Alyssa, Tyler, Robert, Ellen, Riley, Melanie, Andrea and Jessica and great-grandma to Danielle.


MacDonald LorraineMACDONALD, Lorraine Bernadette (nee Godin) – (February 17th, 1931 - December 21st, 2020)

Peacefully at her home, surrounded by family on Monday December 21, 2020 at the age of 89.

Lorraine, beloved wife of the late Adam Irvine Macdonald.

Much loved mother of Elizabeth Macdonald-Bozzi (late Len Bozzi), Alan James Macdonald, Ann Lorraine Macdonald, Heather Jean Landry (Michel), Adam Irvine Macdonald (Kim) and the late Gordon Macdonald.

Proud grandmother of David Bozzi, Julia Bozzi-Orlando (Nicolo), Nadia Macdonald, Ashley Alvarez Noyes (Yunier), Ian Macdonald, Vanessa Mian (Aamir), Erik Landry, Isabelle Landry, Alex Macdonald, Andy Macdonald, and great grandmother of Lia Macdonald, Laritza Alvarez Noyes and Gabriel Alvarez Noyes.


Szewerda AnnaSZEWERDA, Anna Maria - (November 24th, 1928 - December 21st, 2020)

Passed away peacefully on Monday, December 21, 2020 at ThorntonView Long Term Care Home, at the age of 92.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Karl Szewerda and her loving companion Walter Breyer.

Cherished mother of Ingrid Hoar and Karl (Karen) Szewerda.

Dear Oma of Adam (Bianca), Melissa (Selina), Ryan (Brynn) and Trevor and great-grandmother of Marlowe, Shae, Brooks and Violet.


Denyer BarryDENYER, Barry Ronald Peter – (April 23rd, 1943 - December 21st, 2020)

Peacefully at home surrounded by his family on December 21st, 2020 at the age of 77.

Beloved husband of Joan (née Harris) for 57 years.

Loving father of his son Dan Denyer and his wife Barb of Tamworth, and daughter Debbie and her husband Tim Van den Broek of Bowmanville.

Cherished grandfather of Andrew, Kristin, Taylor and James and proud great-grandfather of Eric, Avery, Ryan, Dylan and Jesse.

Predeceased by his parents Arthur & Constance Denyer and his brothers Desmond (Myrt), Brian, Donald (the late Joyce).

MENZIES, Deborah Lynn 'Debbi' - (June 27, 1969 – December 21, 2020)

Suddenly at her home, at the age of 51. 

Debbi was the loving mother of Ryan and Chloe Menzies.  Cherished and dearly loved by her parents Jan and Ian Menzies, her brother Doug and niece Tessa.

REID, Michaela Eden Tianna -  On the morning of December 21st, 2020 our eldest daughter lost her battle with the demon called mental health at the age of 23.

She struggled everyday for over a decade with the mental and emotional chaos she suffered inside.

Michaela created two beautiful babies Ezrah Nazareth & Zacchaeus Benjamin Reid.

Greenhill PattiGREENHILL, Patti L.  - Peacefully, with loving family at her side, on Sunday December 20th, 2020 at the Lakeridge Health - Oshawa in her 59th year.

Beloved wife of David 25 years.

Loving mother to Melissa and Valetta and predeceased by her daughter April.

Cherished Nana of Rayleeah, Tayvaughn, Jaida, Alandra, Aliana, Ann, Grace, Bailey, Omar, Domenic and Hanna. 

Dear sister to Danny, Gary, Doug, Vanjeleena and step-sister to Ken and Sharon.

Predeceased by her parents Albert Sr. and Joyce and her brothers Albert Jr. and Mike.

LAMBOURNE, Barbara Joan - (April 22nd, 1955 - December 20th, 2020)

Barb passed away at Etobicoke General Hospital on December 20, 2020 due to surgery complications.

She was predeceased by her loving parents Joan and Mark (aka the Grinch) Lambourne.

Best friend and loving wife of Christopher Chapman, loving and doting mother to Samantha Chapman, devoted daughter-in-law to Dawn (Prof. Terence-deceased) Chapman, younger sister (and Buttercup Baby) to Cathy (Bob) Gordon, Mark Lambourne, and Teresa (Jim) MacDonell, aunt to her favourite nephews James Gordon and Chris (Joanne) Gordon, delighted great aunt to Jamie, Alex, Grace and Gavin Gordon.


French DorisFRENCH, Doris Mary  - (September 10th, 1949 -  December 20th, 2020)

Passed away at home on Sunday December 20, 2020, at the age of 71.

Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Beliwicz.

Loving mother of Lisa Starr (Jim), Robert (Kim) and Rhonda Traill (Randy).

Cherished nanny of Greg, Jessica, Nick, Ryan, RJ, Jake, Kody and Zack. Great grandmother of James, Jaxson, Miles and Zoey the puppy.

Survived by her siblings Joe, Lillian, Conny and predeceased by Victor.  

Simonovski SilvanaSIMONOVSKI, Silvana - Passed away peacefully but unexpectedly after a brief and courageous battle at home, surrounded by the love of her family on December 20, 2020. 

Loving and devoted wife of Danco.

Cherished mother of Nick and Anita. 

Silvana will be lovingly remembered by her nieces, nephews, family and friends. 

Silvana’s passion in life was her family, they meant everything to her.