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DEVEAUX, Doug Deveaux   -  It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden departure of our beloved Douglas “Doug” John Deveaux, of Oshawa, Ontario on September 14, 2021.

Doug was taken too soon at the age of 54, passing away in the arms of his soulmate, and was joined by his loving family on his final farewell from this life. 


Zapora PaulZAPORA, Paul Chester  - (1918-2021) - Paul passed away in Oshawa on September 13, 2021 at the age of 103.

Born on a small farm in southern Poland in 1918, Paul grew up sleeping in a barn.

The Second World War had him arrested by the invading German army as a political prisoner because of his age, and although he ended up at Auschwitz and Buchenwald, God watched over him and he was a Holocaust survivor.

After the war, he spent 3 years in a refugee camp, where he met the love of his life Clara, with whom he would end up spending 76 years together, and who in his own words would 'show him the world'.

Following a civil ceremony in Germany they emigrated to Canada in 1948, worked under contract for a year to repay their passage to the government, and finally settled in Oshawa, Ontario.

Brooks Captain ChristopherBROOKS CD, Retired Captain Christopher Charles   -   Peacefully, at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, with his family by his side, in his 66th year, on Monday, September 13, 2021. 

Chris leaves behind his loving wife Joan, their sons Neill (Katie), Steven, grandsons Jakob and Cole, sister Diane (Fred deceased) Parish, sisters-in-law Marilyn (David) Phasey, Judy (Vern) Brooks, predeceased by his parents Fred and Mary Brooks, sisters Gwen (Harold), Mildred “Toots” Pegg (late Doug), Marina Bauder (late Laverne), brothers David Phasey, Vern Brooks, and Fred “Sonny” Brooks Jr.  Chris was born in 1955 in Oshawa Ontario. 

He attended R.S. McLaughlin High School. 

TOTH, Maria-Teresa   -  June 19th, 1934 - September 13th, 2021

Passed away at Lakeridge Health Ajax on Monday September 13th, 2021 at the age of 87.

Dear wife of Louis Toth.

Loving mother of Ilona Toth, Alexander Toth and his wife Debra, Tanya Sonnenschein and her husband Owen.

Finlay RubyFINLAY, Ruby (Robina)  -  August 7, 1928 – September 13, 2021 

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother Ruby, at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Monday, September 13th, 2021, at 93 years of age.

Our precious Lord Jesus called her home to walk on streets of gold.

Beloved wife of the late James W. Finlay.

Loving mother of Jennifer Lambert, Yvonne Barron (Bud), Carol MacDonald (predeceased) (Jack), Trevor Finlay, Deborah Finlay-Shurtleff (Jeff predeceased).

Cherished grandmother of Marysha-Dawn Finlay, Brandon MacDonald and Kaylee MacDonald.

Diedrich PeterDIEDRICH, Peter Klaus Diedrich   -  June 30, 1941 – September 13, 2021 

It is with profound sadness that the Diedrich family announces the sudden and unexpected passing of Peter "Pete" Diedrich at Scarborough Centenary Hospital on Monday September 13, 2021 at the age of 80.

Dearly beloved husband to Maxine (nee. Hoy) for 56 wonderful years. 

Cherished father to Steven (Theresa) and Christopher (Kim). 

Proud Opa to Zachary and Jake.  Dear brother to Horst and Margot. 

Peter will be greatly missed by his many extended family and friends in Scarborough, ON, Germany, and the UK. 

For 17 years, Peter was the painter and decorator for the Royal Bank of Canada head office in Toronto.

VANDERVEN, Jennifer (Allbright)   - Passed away peacefully, at 49 years of age, after a long and courageous battle with cancer, on September 13, 2021 at Oak Ridges Hospice in Port Perry with family by her side. 

Jen will be greatly missed by her husband Bill, and her sons John, and Lucas.

MITCHELL, Janis Beryle (nee Nixon) Mitchell   -  Janis passed away peacefully in her Ajax home on Monday, September 13, 2021, surrounded by loved ones at the age of 81.

Born in her Granny’s house in Gravenhurst, beloved daughter of Doris Marjory Nixon White and John A. Nixon.

Loving wife of 60 years to Bruce Mitchell of Severn Bridge and proud mother to Daniel (Yvonne), Laurence (Wendy) and Tara.

SAIKALI, Elias   - Suddenly, as a result of a motor vehicle accident on Monday September 13th, 2021, at the age of 82.

Beloved Husband of Amal.  Loving father of Wally, and his wife Maya. 

Cherished Jido of Elias, Mary-Jane, Anthony, and Nicholas. 

CLARK, David Thomas  -  Passed away suddenly on Monday, September 13, 2021 in Scarborough. 

Beloved husband and best friend of Stephanie Kellaway. 

Loving son of Dallas and Barbara Clark. 

Dear brother of the late Theresa Coleman. 

HUETHER, William (Bill) John Huether   - Died peacefully in Bowmanville Ontario on Monday, September 13th, 2021 with his dear wife by his side. 

Bill is survived by Frances Huether (nee Hathway), his loving wife of 39 years, his daughter Laura Scaife (nee Huether), son David (Dania) Huether, step-son Ronald White (Kelly), and step-son Ross White.

Dove NathanaelDOVE, Nathanael Dove   -  May 23, 1978 – September 11, 2021 

On Saturday September 11, 2021, Nathanael Dove passed away suddenly but peacefully in his 43rd year.

Family and friends are deeply saddened with Nat’s passing and will feel his absence in their lives for many years to come.

This has been a painful tragedy for Nathanael’s parents and close family are helping them get through this difficult time. 

Nat is survived in death by his father, Wayne, and his mother Linda.

He leaves behind 2 loving brothers, Jason and Simon, 4 nieces and nephews, 2 sisters in law and dozens of friends from the Toronto and Durham region. 

McLEAN, Frances Doreen McLean   - Passed away on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at her home in Oshawa with family by her side, at age 74.

Frances (nee Blackburn), mother of Linda Dianne, Ken of Pickering, Beverly (Murray Duke) of Lindsay, and Mary (Paul Kennedy) of Oshawa.

LOCK, Anne Marie Lock   -  Passed away at home on September 12th, 2021 at the age of 77 years after a brave five-year battle with cancer. 

Loving wife of John for 57 wonderful years. 

Dear mother of Amanda (Zak) Mroueh, Robert (Kerry) Lock and Mathew (Heather) Lock. 

ENNIS, Rachel Ada Elaine   - February 15, 1944 – September 12, 2021 

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Elaine Ennis, in the Perth hospital on Sunday, September 12th, 2021, beloved wife, mother, nanny, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. 

Elaine will be lovingly missed by the love of her life and husband of 52 years, Bud. 

SMITH, Bonnie Arlene (nee Taylor)   -  Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Monday, September 13, 2021 in her 76th year.

Bonnie, beloved wife of the late Brian Smith.

Loving mother of Steve (Jody), Kevin (Michelle) and Tim.


Lyons JohnLYONS, John James “Jack”   -  May 7th, 1941 -September 11th, 2021

Jack passed away suddenly on Saturday, September 11th at Lakeridge Health Oshawa at the age of 80. 

Beloved husband of Cathy Lyons. Adored father of Michele Lyons (Paul) and Mike Lyons (Tracy).

Proud grandfather of Jack, Shawn and Bronwyn. Brother of Marg Longauer (the late Danny). Brother-in-law of Liz Dressing. Uncle to Lance Longauer, Steve Longauer (Nancy), Ray Longauer (Stacey), Ted Longauer (Cathy), and Suzanne Dashney (Kevin). 

Jack was an amazing athlete, who just loved sports. He enjoyed skiing, basketball, baseball and tennis.

Clarke JohnCLARKE, John Alexander Clarke   - March 17, 1952 – September 11, 2021 

Passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, September 11, 2021.

Born March 17, 1952 in Oakville.

Lovingly remembered by his wife Debra, his stepson Andrew (Faye) and predeceased by his stepson Trevor.

Cherished Grandpa to Taylor.

Dearly missed by his six siblings; Sharon, Norman, Daniel, Jill, Jim and Janine and all his nieces and nephews.

Celebration of Life will take place after Covid settles down.

Armour BerthaARMOUR, Bertha Mary   -  October 6, 1922 – September 11, 2021 

Passed away peacefully at Hillsdale Estates LTC on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the age of 98.

Bertha is survived by her nephew Gerry Cornish, her nieces Mary Newell and Wendy Edmonson, and many grand nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents George and Nellie (Fern) Armour and her sister Nellie Cornish.

Bertha was a bank teller at the Dominion Bank (now T.D.) Downtown Oshawa prior to furthering her education and graduating as a Registered Nurse.

She worked in emerge, operating room and other departments of the Oshawa General Hospital, retiring in the late 70’s.

ALLDRED, Marilyn Faye Alldred   -  Peacefully, after a lengthy illness on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the Extendicare Oshawa, at age 88.

Faye (nee Beare), beloved wife of Ron Alldred of Oshawa.

WILLIAMS, Shamila "Diane" Williams   -  Age 50, died on September 11th, 2021.

She is survived by her Son, who made up the entirety of her world, Nicholas Williams (age 28).

She was an incredibly hard working and uplifting person who enjoyed doing anything outdoors, especially if it was with her family.

BLAND, Donald James Bland  - 1937 - 2021  It is with profound sorrow that we announce on Saturday, September 11, 2021, with his loving wife, his children and his sister by his side, Don Bland passed away. 

Don was born on December 26, 1937 to James and Alma (née Fraser) Bland in Toronto, Ontario.

STURROCK, Howard Westley Sturrock   -  1926 - 2021  Imperial Oil Agent in Bowmanville for close to 40 years, with his late brother Gord. 

Howard was born in Toronto on November 1, 1926 to parents Albert Sturrock and Ada Manary. 

Beloved husband of Helen (nee Leavens) for 72 years. 

ZAHARCHUK, John   -  John passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Ajax Pickering Hospital on September 11, 2021, at the age of 89.

Predeceased by his beloved wife, Gloria, and brothers Peter, Fred and Ted.

He will be sadly missed by his sister, Alice.

Ritthaler AliceRITTHALER, Alice Elsie (née Fehr)  –   November 19th, 1937 - September 9th, 2021

Peacefully at home on September 9, 2021 at the age of 83.

Beloved mother of David (Maya) and Tim.

Daughter of the late Benjamin Fehr and Margaret (née Funk).

Dear mom, you were liked by all who knew you.

We will miss the time we spent together.

There will be an empty spot left in our hearts, we will never forget you.

Rest in Peace Mom.