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WIGGLESWORTH, Rita Margaret - After a very full and long life, Rita Wigglesworth (nee McGuigan) is now in the hands of God as she has passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2020, at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Oshawa, at the age of 95.

Her husband of 54 years, Basil, has awaited her coming since he passed on in 2007. Rita was predeceased by all her siblings, Jim, Frank, Bob, Joan and Ronnie.

She will be sorely missed by her 7 children, Mary Cooper (David), John (Gwen), Peter (Jody), Paul (Julie), Terri Beck (Carl), Tom (Wendy) and Gene.

GOODWIN, Betty Mae (Small)   - Died Wednesday, April 23, 2020 in her 95th year at Orchard Villa L.T.C. from COVID 19.

Betty is dancing again in the arms of her beloved husband Don (deceased 2015). 

Loving mother to Steve (Ann) and Carol (Rick) Thorley. 

Joyson WilliamJOYNSON, William (Bill) - (April 12, 1934April 21, 2020)

Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on April 21st, 2020, he bravely fought the progress of dementia for the last 5 years.

Left to grieve are his beloved wife Sheila, his daughter Lori (Bob) of Burlington and son Phil (Kathy) of Enniskillen.

Will be missed by his grandchildren Natalie (Tetsu) of Toyko, Japan, Dr. Taylor Richardson (Seth), Emma (Bryson) of Colbourne and Eric.

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TATE, James   - (43 years with Ontario Hydro and RAF veteran)

Passed away peacefully at his residence with his loving daughter by his side on Tuesday April 21st, 2020 at the age of 92 years.

Jim was predeceased by his beloved wife Doreen.

Morris MargaretMORRIS, Margaret Rose   -  February 27th, 1935 - April 21st, 2020

Passed away at Lakeridge Health Ajax on Tuesday April 21st, 2020 at the age of 85. 

Predeceased by her husband Raymond (2012) 

Much loved mother of Karen VanBlitterswyk and her husband David, Linda Penwarden (late Brian), Donna Gray and her husband Dave and Sandi Ball and her husband Don.

Grandmother of Denise (Mike), Arie, Mandy (Troy), Lindsay and Mitchell. Great Grandmother of Josh, Kyle, Samantha, Jackson, Carley and Willem.

Vandervoort Maria VANDERVOORT, Maria –  (August 8th, 1930 - April 21st, 2020)

Maria Vandervoort, age 89, passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at Altamont Care Community in West Hill, Ontario. 

Maria was born in Heerlen, the Netherlands to Gerard and Anna Coenen and was the youngest of five children. She grew up in the Netherlands, and in 1955 she married Jozef (deceased) and the two of them immigrated to Canada the same year. 

She raised her family and lived in Brockville and area for approximately 55 years after which she moved to West Hill. 

Flaro ElizabethFLARO, Elizabeth Jean (nee McNab)  “affectionately known as Beth”

(January 26, 1930 – April 21, 2020)

Peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital on Tuesday, April 21st, 2020 at 90 years of age.

Beloved wife of the late Harold for 71 years.

Cherished mother of Jan (Paul), the late Harold Jr. (Verena), Steve (Arlene), Penny, Holly (Ron), Curt (Marlene), Kevin, Angela (Saverio) and Cathy (Ned).

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TAPSCOTT, Melvin -  Sadly, on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, in his 91st year.

Dick Tapscott, beloved husband of Alice (nee Cowan) (who resides at Port Perry Place) of 70 years. 

Deeply missed by his children Dale Muirhead (Carl), Terry Tapscott (Karen), and Dana Tapscott (Lillian).

Shearer RoxannaSHEARER, Roxanna M. - (April 18, 1937 – April 21, 2020)

Passed away peacefully on April 21, 2020 at Hope Street Terrace in Port Hope, Ontario.

Beloved wife of the Late Thomas (Bill) Shearer.

Dear mother to Jeffrey (Tracey) and Rodney (Karen). 

Devoted grandmother of Rebecca and Emily.

Ionita Radu IONITA, Radu Adrian  - April 26, 1971April 21, 2020

Passed away peacefully with family by his side on April 21st, 2020, at the age of 48.

Loving father of Laura Ionita and Ana Ionita.

Cherished son of Nimfodora Ionita and the late Dan Dumitru.

Survived by his brother Dorin Bogdan Ionita (Adina Ionita).

Fondly remembered by his family and friends. 

Radu, will be remembered as an avid hard worker, loving father, and friend.  


Bishop RodgerBISHOP,  Rodger   - February 12th, 1920 - April 21st, 2020

Passed away peacefully at home on April 21, 2020, surrounded by his family.

He joins his beloved wife of 69 years, Jean (Sweet) Bishop, who died in 2013, and leaves two daughters, Ruth Bishop (Murray MacAdam) and Anne Bishop (Janet Morrell), his granddaughter, Rosemary MacAdam, nieces and nephew Jennifer Sweet, Joan Beck Brochman, Warren Beck, Barbara Beck Terrill and Cat Beck Tucker, and sister-in-law Dianna Bishop.  

Rodger was born in 1920, third child of the late Rev. Charles W. Bishop and M. Frances (Rodger) Bishop.

ELDON, Joan Eveline - (July 10, 1924 - April 22, 2020)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joan Eveline Eldon on April 22, 2020.

Over her 95 years of full life, she was the guiding light for her family having endured the pain of the Second World War, the challenges of emigrating to a new country, the joys of marriage and family and her faith in God to whom we entrust her soul.

OSBORNE, David Kenneth - May 16, 1948 -  April 8, 2020

It is with heavy hearts, we announce that David Kenneth Osborne passed away peacefully with his daughter Christine by his side on Wednesday April 8, 2020, at the age of 71. 

He touched all our lives beyond words, leaving a void that can never be filled.

David was a loyal and longtime employee for the City of Toronto from 1975 until his retirement. 

REID, Catherine Elaine Reid   -  October 18 1932 - April 19 2020

Reid CatherinePassed away peacefully at Hillsdale Terraces Oshawa, ON Predeceased by her first husband David Walker and second husband John Reid.

Beloved mother of Kimerlea Dancose ( Late Ted), Clint Walker (Brenda) Lorrayn Nimmo (Greg, Sonny boy) Jeff Walker (Beata).

Cherished Grandmother to Karissa Walker, Sarah Mattai (Shane) Colton Walker (Jenna) Sabrina Walker Step Grandmother to Shane Nimmo and Chantel Nimmo (Paul Gobleoski).

Loving Great Grandmother to Cohen and Cara Kean.


Kelly BrianKELLY, Brian  - (June 11th, 1932 - April 20th, 2020)

It is with heavy hearts we announce that on Monday, April 20th, 2020, our adored dad peacefully passed away with his wife at his side at Orchard Villa Long Term Care in Pickering ON. 

Much loved and devoted husband of Margaret (nee Ward) for 66 years.

His pride and joy were always his family. 

Beloved father of Linda Melanson (Paul) and Steven (Andrea). 

GOWANLOCK, James Andrew   -  July 23, 1937 – April 20, 2020

Gone to be with his Lord at Washago with his family by his side on Monday April 20, 2020.

Jim was the beloved husband of Donna Marie (Harris), celebrating their 60th year of love.

Loved father of Whitney (Harry) and Mark (Kieron).

McKANICK, Jennifer Ann (nee Currah, Madge) - (December 18, 1944 to April 20, 2020)

With great sadness, Jennifer McKanick passed away at Lakeridge Hospital Oshawa April 20, 2020.

Thank you to the nurses who supported her and her children. They made an impossible situation easier. She was quietly sleeping with her children, Lee Anne Smith, Ilene Currah and Jason Currah, were at her side.

MIDGLEY, Thomas Arthur David - (March 9, 1937 – April 20, 2020)

Dear only son of Herman and Lillian Midgley (predeceased).

Survived by his best friend and wife, Catharine (nee Sheehy). Dearly loved Dad of Michelle (wonderful father-in-law to Rick Mutton), Fiercely loved Poppa to his only grandchild Meaghan Lillie McGuire.


Wilkins JanetWILKINS, M. Janet (nee Boynton) - After a short battle with cancer, Janet passed away bravely at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Monday, April 20th, 2020 at the age of 74. 

Predeceased by her parents Jack and Marjorie Boynton and husband Gordon Micklewright.  

Loving mother of Paul (Denise) and stepmother to Grant (Laura).

Survived by her sister Barb Hayes (Brian), brother Jack (Karen), grandchildren Christina, Lucas, Randi-Lea (Dean), Kristy and great-grandchildren, Bradley, Amber, Daaé, Isaac and Jahna.

FOX, Frederick Charles - Passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness on Tuesday April 21, 2020 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa at the age of 75.

Beloved husband of Frances.

Dear father of Shane (Tracy) and Brian (Heather).

Craver RuthCRAMER, Ruth Lina  - May 15th, 1929 - April 19th, 2020

Passed away at Orchard Villa on Sunday April 19th, 2020 at the age of 90.

Loving wife of the late Fritz (Feb 2018).

Much loved mother of Gerlinda Starck and her husband Franco, Elisabeth Van Sickle (late Trevor).

And Fred Cramer and his wife Eleanor.

Cherished Oma of Manuela, Dustin (Brooke), Krista (Pascal), Robert (Sally), Michael and Ryan.

McRae MaryMcRAE, Mary G. (nee O'Neill)   -  Passed away peacefully with her beloved husband John, of 57 years, by her side. 

She passed on Sunday, April 19, 2020, at the age of 81, while at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa. 

Loved and devoted mother of Marg, Dave and Rick (Jane) and the proud and loving Grandma of Josh, Lindsey, Jake and Jairus. 

Daughter of the late John and Marie O'Neill, and the dear sister of Al O'Neill (Shirley), Kathy Hermer (George; dec.) and Jim O'Neill (Patrick Conlon; dec.). 

Predeceased by her brother Paul and wife Lillian O'Neill. 

PETERS. Ruth Jean (NEE HANNA)    -  Peacefully at Glenhill Strathaven Bowmanville on April 19, 2020 in her 87th year.

Ruth was predeceased by her parents Reginald and Irene Hanna and her son Stephen James.

Beloved wife to Kenneth for over 66 years.


Tyrovolas TheodorosTYROVOLAS, Theodoros Tyrovolas   - July 10, 1933 - April 19, 2020 

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Theodoros (Ted) Tyrovolas after a brief illness, on Sunday April 19, 2020 at Scarborough General Hospital at the age of 86.

Beloved husband of the late Toula (nee Nikitopoulos).

Loving father of Chris (Niecy), Dino (Rebecca) and Ted (Mauricio).

Proud grandfather of Katarina and Kristen.

Dear brother of Mike (Eleni), Artemisia (George), Dimitri ((Kostoulla), Pitsa (George), Maria (Themio) and the late George (Theodora). 

SHERIDAN, Jean (Nee CUNNINGHAM)   -  Passed away at Glenhill Strathaven LTC on Monday April 20, 2020 at the age of 96 years.

Beloved wife of Bob Sheridan for 65 years. 

Loving mother of John (Toni) and Paul (Lucy). 

COULTER, Rae (Ellen) Coulter   - Your 87 years were defined by strength and love.

Strength when you held down a full-time and two part-time jobs to single-parent your three children.

Strength when you put cracks in the glass ceiling as you became one of the early female managers at Eaton’s.

And love, reflected by how you will be missed by so many people.