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FLUMERFELT, Elizabeth (Betty) Bernice   April 8, 1935 -~ August 18, 2021

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce Betty has peacefully passed away on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at the age of 86 at the Lakeridge Hospital in Oshawa with her family by her side.

She was a proud mother to Susan (Marcel), Dale (Janet), Karen (David), Doreene, Lisa, the late Kerry (Cheryl) and Jeanette.

Jollymore LannyJOLLYMORE, Lanny Nelson Frank –   May 31st, 1953 - August 16th, 2021

Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on August 16, 2021 at the age of 68.

Predeceased by his wife Suzanne (d.2020).

Cherished father and best friend to Robynn (Allen) and Todd.

My dad was an avid mechanic for most of his life, loved cars, everyone who knew my dad loved him.

He was the type of guy who would give you the shirt off his back and go above and beyond. 

He is also sadly missed by his best buddy, his fur buddy Milo.

He is very much sadly missed, was the best father anyone could ask for. 

Weeks JamesWEEKS, James Wesley 'Wes'  - (June 9, 1938 – August 17, 2021)

The family of Wes Weeks announces his passing on Tuesday, August 17th, 2021.

Loving husband of the late Lillian Weeks.

Loving father to Michael (Susanna) and Wendy (Steven O’Brien).

Papa to Katherine, Colleen, Matthew and Aidan.

Predeceased by his parents, Harry and Annie Weeks, as well as his brother, Earl Weeks.



Sturge JosephSTURGE, Joseph Sturge  -  August 9, 1933 – August 17, 2021 

Peacefully, with his loving family at his side, on Tuesday August 17, 2021 at the Lakeridge Health – Oshawa in his 89th year.

Beloved husband to Blanche for over 67 years.

Loving father to Gordon (Sherry), Barry (Monica), Rick (Debbie) and William. Cherished Grandpa to Christopher, Arielle, Shelly, Sean, Mark and Eric and Great-Grandpa to Trinity, Braelyn, Teegan, and Paxton. Joseph will be missed and lovingly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends



BROWN, Robert Douglas -  It is with great sadness the family of Bob Brown of Saintfield announces his passing on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at age 69.

Bob Brown, beloved husband of Dianne (nee Goodine) for 49 years.

Proud and loving father of Casey (Erica) of Thunder Bay and Bryon (Ashley) of Dorchester.

BARTON, Brian Arthur Barton  -  1942-2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brian Barton on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at the age of 78.

Brian was the beloved husband of Madeline Barton (Treco) for over 56 years and the proud father of Lorraine and Tiffany.

Caring grandfather to his 4 grandchildren Spencer, Leah, Ariel and Georgia.

Graig NelsonCRAIG, Nelson - Nelson died peacefully on August 17, 2021 at the age of 101.

He was a proud son of the Prairies, born in 1920 in Saskatchewan.

He joined the RCMP (Reg#13965) in 1940 and spent 25 years serving at several Ontario detachments.

He retired as Staff-Sgt I 1965 and joined Revenue Canada’s Kitchener office.

He was predeceased by his wife Bette in 2011.

He is survived by sons Terry (Liz) and Bruce (Donna), five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

GIONET, Lorriane Marie Gionet  -  1933-2021  With great love and sadness we send you in peace, Lorraine “Mamere” Marie Gionet (Hachey) on August 17th, 2021.

Born January 27th, 1933. You will be dearly missed by your family, friends and neighbours, you will never be forgotten.

No more pain, you suffered enough, the awaiting arms of your predeceased husband Albanie “Papere” await you. 

MOUNTJOY, Margaret Mountjoy  -  Passed away after a brief battle with her health on Wednesday, August 18th, 2021 at the Port Perry Hospital just shy of her 94th birthday.

Margaret (nee Hocken), beloved wife of the late Ivan Mountjoy of Blackstock.

Loving mother of Brian Mountjoy and his wife Judith of Port Perry, Judy Gilbank and her husband Carl of Blackstock and Linda Kyte and her husband Bob of Blackstock.

Berkuta JeanetteBERKUTA, Jeanette Margaret - (January 14, 1950 – August 16, 2021)

It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of Jeanette Margaret Berkuta, of Oshawa, on Monday, August 16, 2021 at the age of 71.

Jeanette had been battling with multiple health difficulties for the past few years, and after the most recent complication, she made the courageous decision to stop treatments and let the universe take its course.

She will be forever loved and missed by her husband Nick Berkuta of almost 52 years.

Loving Mother of Robert (Ashley), Andrea, and Chris (Heather).

Adored Grandmother (aka Magum) to Courtney, Isaak, Chase and Brynnley.

THORNTON, Vicki Arlene   - February 27, 1953 -  August 16, 2021

Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, on August 16, 2021, at the age of 68.

Loving mother of Sarah Merritt (nee Thornton) and Michael Thornton.

Cherished grandmother of Abigail and Jack Merritt. Devoted daughter of Don and Winifred Downey, and sister of William and Don Jr. Vicki will be missed by many extended family and friends and will be forever remembered for the generosity and support that she gave to those around her.

Fisher ChristineFISHER, ChristineJanuary 18th, 1955 - August 16th, 2021

Passed away peacefully at Trillium Mississauga on Monday, August 16, 2021 at the age of 66.

Predeceased by her parents Harold and Mary Fisher and brother Michael Fisher (Lies).

Loving sister to Patricia (Dominique), Josephine, and Marie (Stephen).

Will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews and extended family. Christine worked 20 years at Pride Daycare and had volunteered at St. Vincent’s Kitchen for many years.

With the new build of St. Vincent’s Kitchen they will be having a rock engraved in honour of Christine.

She was an inspiration to all and was extremely loved.

PATERSON, James 'Jim' - (1953 - 2021) - We are saddened to share the passing of Jim Paterson on August 16, 2021 at the age of 68. 

Jim lived with cancer for three years. 

Beloved husband to Sylvia for 43 years.

Devoted father to Adam (Sarah) and Shawna (Jake).

DESJARDINS, James "J.D."  - Peacefully, surrounded by family at his home in Sunderland, on Monday, August 16, 2021, at age 72.

James Desjardins, beloved husband of Sheila (nee Bluck).

Loving father of Jimmy, Tim (Connie) and Keith (Emeli).

Phair ThomasPHAIR, Thomas Elwood Phair  -  May 5, 1927 – August 16, 2021 

Peacefully at the Oak Ridges Hospice surrounded by family on August 16, 2021 in his 95th year.

Beloved by his wife Joan MacLeod.

Much loved by daughter Beth Medhurst and son Tyrone Phair (Jennifer).

Dearest brother of Jean Burrell. 

Thomas is lovingly remembered by his eight grandchildren (Sean, Joel, Dodi, Robert, Lindsay, Hayley, Taylor and Emily), twelve great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 


Baeta CindyBAËTA, Cindy Lou (Walters) - (October 31st, 1960 - August 15th, 2021)

Sadly passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on August 15, 2021 after a 3 year battle with lung cancer. 

Cindy was predeceased by her son Taafa Baëta and her mother Janet Walters.

She is survived by her father Darwin (Shorty) Walters, her daughter Afia Baëta, her grandchildren Kenya Dennis and Mekhi Downie and her son-in-law Bobby (Darrell) Downie.




Tauriello CaterinaTAURIELLO, Caterina - (February 20, 1953 – August 15, 2021)

Passed away peacefully at her home with family by her side on Sunday, August 15th, 2021 at the age of 68 years.

Beloved wife of Michele for 50 years.

Loving mother of Maria Tauriello-Mann (Andrew), Vincenzo (Jaydy), Tommaso (Anita) and Rosa Tauriello (Neil). Cherished Nonna of Caterina, Mikey, Vincenzo, Dante, Teresa, Cianna, Michele, Tommaso, Giovanna and Matteo.

Dear sister of Giacomo (Linda), Donato, Sandra and Gordon, predeceased by Maria. Predeceased by her parents Tommaso and Rosa.

Luke IvanLUKE, Ivan Franklin  - (August 17, 1942 – August 15, 2021)

Passed away suddenly, at home on Sunday, August 15th, 2021 in his 79th year.

Beloved husband of Maralyn for 55 years.

Loving dad of Kelly (Allan), Rob, Jodi (Brian). Cherished "Grandpa" of Spencer and Cole.

Ivan will be missed and lovingly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Ivan worked in Commercial/Industrial Sales at Consumer’s Gas (Enbridge) in Whitby for 38 years.

Ivan was actively involved in Oshawa Minor Hockey and Port Perry Junior Hockey for much of his life and is an inductee in the Port Perry Sports Hall of Fame.

Carbery CarolCARBERY, Carol Virginia Mary Carbery  -  Mother, Sister, Grandmother and Friend. 

Carol Carbery, aged 76, died August 2021.

She is survived by her three children (Mark, Gina and Brenda) and two adopted children (Mary and Eamon) and all her grand children who called her Mamita or grande-mere. 

Carol was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago to a large family and immigrated to Canada in the 1970s.

She is a graduate of Canadore College, a former employee for Royal Bank and a manager for WSIB.

In her retirement, Carol loved to garden, travel and dote on her grand children. 

ROSS, John Donald 'Don' - Peacefully on Sunday, August 15, 2021 with family by his side in his 86th year.

He lived a full and happy life.

Survived by his loving wife Mary. Father of John, Tracy and her husband Guy and Jason.

SUBAN, Angela - Passed away peacefully in her sleep with her family by her side on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at the age of 93. 

Beloved wife of the late Anton for 56 years. 

Much loved mother of Jane (David) and Stan (Joy). 

POULTON, Nora Florence   -  With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Nora “Queenie” on Sunday August 15, 2021, at the age of 94.

Beloved wife of the late William “Bill” Poulton.

Loving mother of Ron (Brenda), Dan (Gloria), Ken, Tim (Charlene), Eric (Dawn) and Anne (Bill) Lemay.

Van KOOTEN, Willem Van Kooten   -  1949-2021

Passed away peacefully, at home, in his sleep on Sunday, August 15th, 2021.

Predeceased by the love of his life, Patricia Van Kooten.

Cherished Dad to Jennifer (Matthew) and Gerrit.

DIMOVSKI, John  -  Age 83 years.  Passed away on Sunday August 15th, 2021 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.

Beloved husband of the late Tomka. 

MABEE, Eleanor Alberta Mabee   -  Peacefully, on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Oshawa, at age 84.

Eleanor (nee Dobson), beloved wife of the late Blane Mabee.

Survived by six of her children and their spouses, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Locke WilliamLOCKE, William Gordon - (Retired 40-year employee of General Motors) 

After a short battle with cancer at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Saturday, August 14, 2021, Bill, at the age of 92. 

Dear companion of Bess Durno and predeceased by his loving wife Jean of 37 years. 

Loving and giving father of Gordon Locke, Sandra (Gary) Carmichael and Bill (Ruth) Locke. 

Devoted Papa Bill to grandchildren Joanne, Leslie, Brian (Amanda), Tanya and Greg, and great-grandchildren Brennan, Anabelle, Ainslie, Lucas, Ada and Evelyn. 

Predeceased by his sister Nancy and brother Luther.