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Allen GeraldALLEN, Gerald Eugene Allen  -  August 4, 1950 – March 29, 2021 

It is with deep sadness and never-ending love to announce the passing of Gerald Eugene Allen. 

Gerald passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his children, on Monday, March 29th, 2021 at the age of 70 years. 

He is survived by his children Jennifer (Joe), Kelly (Trevor), Lindsay (Josh) and Michael (Esther) and Shirley Allen (loving mother of his children). 

HALL, Cathryn Mary Hall   -  Cathryn Hall of Port Perry passed away at home on Monday, March 29, 2021 at the age of 87 doing what she loved – outside in her flower garden.

The last of her generation, Cathryn was predeceased by her sisters Melba and Norma (Eric Hurst) and her brothers Harvey (Teresa) and Howard (Zula).


Kehoe KristinKEHOE, Kristin Mary   - December 25th, 1974 - March 28th, 2021

Passed away peacefully, with family by her side at her home, on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at the age of 46.

Devoted Momma of Charlie.

Loving daughter of Charlie and the late Pamela.

Cherished sister of Victoria and Tracie. Best friend for life of Shauna Anderson.

Beloved friend of Kara Stonebridge, Tammi Knapp and Jennifer Hallett.

Kristin will be sadly missed by her family and friends. 

A great Mom to a great son. A caring friend, who was always full of laughter and life.

Will FranzWILL, Franz - (February 23, 1934 – March 28, 2021)

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband and father, Franz Will at the age of 87 years at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.

Franz leaves behind his devoted wife of 64 years, Lotte Will, and his dedicated children Frances (Glenn) Coker, Diana (Mark) Russell, Jeanette Will-Lukow and Frank Will.

Dearly remembered by his sister Elizabeth Menzer of Zizenhausen, and predeceased by his siblings Johanna Rill of Ulm and Wilhelm Will of Nendingen, all of Germany.

Forever cherished by his grandchildren Michelle Coggan, Darrell Coker, Nicholas, Julia and Phillip Russell, Genevieve and Dominique Lukow, Joshua Will and great grandchildren Makayla, Emmalyne, Liam and Mateo.


Fong MarieFONG, Marie Ghislaine (nee: Boucher)   –  June 28th, 1975 - March 27th, 2021

At her home on Saturday March 27, 2021 at the age of 45.

Maria, beloved wife of the late Yee Lane Fong (January 2021).

Very proud mother of Jessie May, Shawna May, Joshua Fong and Sarah Fong.

Loving daughter of Suzanne Boucher and the late Donat Boucher.

Dear friend of Brian and Catherine Brown.

Marie devoted her life to raising her cherished children and loving her late husband.

Family came first and were her entire life.



Powless ShirleyPOWLESS, Shirley May   -  (April 12th, 1932 - March 28th, 2021)

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Sunday March 28, 2021, in her 89th year.

Beloved wife of the late Don Powless.

Loving mother of Jim (deceased) and Dan Powless.

Shirley will be missed by her cat Mia. Loved sister of the late Pat Weggler (late Joe Weggler), Diane Hoskin (late John Hoskin) and Gail Loudfoot (Doug).

Predeceased by her parents Marshall and May Knipe.

Will be lovingly remembered by nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Shirley worked at the CAW Union Hall for many years.

Goodwin JohnGOODWIN, John “David”   -  April 6, 1934March 28, 2021

John “David” Goodwin died peacefully on Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021 a few weeks before his 87 birthday.

Beloved husband of Evelyn Goodwin for 61 years.  

Loving father to four children, Kimberly (Kim) LaFontaine,  John (Sandy)  Brian (Sandra) and Michael (Ruth). 

Beloved Grandfather of Shawn, Jason, Cassandra, Callie, David, Kaitlyn, Abigail and Thomas. 

Loving GG to Landon, Lucy and Ellie.

Predeceased by his sister Anne Sabyan.

JAMES, Harold James   - Peacefully on March 28th, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Predeceased by his loving wife Maria.

James leaves behind his sons Anthony (Janice), Andrew (Larissa) and Michael.

HENEBERY, Marie (nee Allard)  - 

Passed away peacefully at home on  Sunday March 28th, 2021 at the age of 72 years. 

Beloved wife of the late Blake Henebery. 

CROFT, Doreen Croft   - 1931 - 2021  Peacefully at home, on March 28, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.

Beloved wife for over 70 years of Jack.

Loving mother of Janet and her partner Floyd, Robert and his wife Patti and Ronald and his wife Tanya.

THOMPSON, Clive Arthur Thompson   - Passed suddenly at his home in Ajax, on Sunday, March 28th, 2021, at the age of 68. 

He is survived by his spouse Genevieve and friend Tom, beloved daughter Sarah and partner Alex, his son Christopher and partner Marcia with two children Hamza and Sajda, his older brother Gary and nieces Lisa and Louise, Uncle Ken and daughter Christine.

BIERNAT, Bruno  - 1932 - 2021 Bruno Gottfried Biernat passed away peacefully at his home, on March 28, 2021, at the age of 89.

He was born on January 6, 1932 in Munich, Germany, the eldest of three siblings including his brother, Guido (predeceased) and half-sister, Christa.

Knopf MarieKNOPF, Marie Lorraine Knopf   -  January 22, 1960 -  March 26, 2021 

The family of Marie Lorraine Knopf is saddened to announce her passing on March 26, 2021 at the age of 61.

She passed peacefully at home after a short battle with Ovarian Cancer surrounded by her immediate family.

Daughter of Jean and Murray Smith, Marie is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Steve, her beloved children, Krystal and Bryan (Meaghan), her siblings, Glenn (Monika), Darrin (Kim), Gord, and Diane, and her nieces and nephews, Shayne, Morgan, Greg, Derek, Erika, Katherine, and Katelyn.

There are not enough words to describe the impact this immeasurable loss has had on her family.

Rich HelenRICH, Helen Joyce “Joy” (nee Somerville)  - (November 3, 1925 – March 27, 2021)

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 27th, 2021 at The Village of Taunton Mills in Whitby in her 96th year.

Beloved wife of Claire Edison Rich “Ritchie” for 62 years.

Special aunt to Jil McClelland (Alewyn), Brenda Lynch (Gerry) and Randy Brown (Marilyn).

Joy will be missed by her extended family and friends.

Joy is predeceased by her parents Edith and Reg Somerville.

Survived by her sisters Mary Brown and Eleanor Raynor (Bill).

A very special thank you to Bonnie Pitawanakwat and Donna Kensy for their loving devotion and care of Joy for many years.

GREENIDGE, Faith Hope Greenidge   -  March 27, 2021 – March 27, 2021 

It is with heavy hearts that we write to inform you of both the arrival and departure of our little girl, Faith Hope Greenidge, into the arms of her Lord and Creator at 8:55pm March 27th.

TENDAM, Vera (nee Wouda) - Born on December 30, 1930 in Workum, Friesland, the Netherlands, passed away March 27, 2021 at Landmark Assisted Living in Cobourg, Ontario.

Predeceased by her husband Willem (Bill Tendam in 2000). She is survived by Hilda Lowe and Eric, Willard and Elly, Sharon, Garry and Brenda, Rosa (Hulme) and Stephen.

CHAMBERS, Aaron Robert - (January 6, 2000 - March 27, 2021) 

Aaron Chambers, 21 years old, died at home on March 27, 2021.

He left us too early!  Aaron attended school at Frenchman’s Bay Public school and Dunbarton High School. He was enrolled at Durham College and in his final year.

Sarrazin AnnaSARRAZIN, Anna Sarrazin   - January 29, 1933 – March 26, 2021  

Anna It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving mother, Anna Sarrazin on Friday March 26, 2021 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa Hospital at the age of 88.

Devoted and loving wife to Ray for 67 years.

Predeceased by her dear son Raymond.

Loving mother to Beaver (Sue) Sarrazin, Rose Lively and Sue (Keith) Hughes.

Cherished grandma to 11 grandchildren and adored Nanny to 19 great grandchildren.

Rose would like to extend a very special thank you to Sue, Keith & Jen; Beaver, Raymond, Joey & Leigh; Derek and Kenny Lynk for helping and supporting through mom’s health issues.

Furou HélèneFUROY, Hélène Furoy  - June 3, 1936 – March 26, 2021 

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden loss of Hélène Furoy (nee Frappier) at the age of 84.

Beloved wife of her late husband, Marcel.

Loving Mother of Nicole (Peter) Mooney and Guy Furoy.

Cherished Grand-mère of Riley and Adam. Sister of Suzanne Frappier-Towsey (late Arthur) in Australia, Gilles Frappier (Marlene).

Predeceased by her two brothers Gérard and Roger Frappier. Sister-in-law to Céline and Jeannine.

Daughter to the late Laurent and Hilda Frappier.

Hélène will be sadly missed by a very special friend, Joe, from the Retirement home.

McKelvie RobertMcKELVIE, Robert “Bob” Hugh - Bob passed peacefully, with family by his side, on Friday, March 26, 2021, in his 91st year. 

Beloved husband of the late Barbara. 

Loving father of Bill McKelvie, Mike McKelvie (Kathy), and Leanne Yassein (Hossam). 

Cherished grandfather of Ryan (Kim), Sean (Randi), Megan, Alaya (Matt), Kaylan (Stuart), Khalid, and Senaya and great-grandfather of Lucy, Emily, Weston, Jack and Verity.

Predeceased by his brothers Doug (late Doris), Jack (late Betty), and Allan (Helen). Bob will also be greatly missed by his extended family.  

Robert (Bob) Hugh McKelvie, born June 26, 1930. Born in Shelburne, Ontario, the youngest of four brothers, Bob was a shining light and loved by all who knew him.

The son of the local veterinarian, Bob and the McKelvie family were well known and loved in the community.


Poirier YvonPOIRIER, Yvon Joseph   -  Passed away suddenly on March 25, 2021, at the age of 39.

Loving father of Brook and Breanna.

Cherished son of Randy and Annette Steeves.

Loved brother of Dylan (Leah).  

Resting at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa on Friday April 9th at 2 pm.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time. 


BAUMKEN, Betty Marie -  Aged 92 Years. Peacefully passed away on Friday March 26th, 2021 at Headwaters Health Centre, Orangeville. 

Beloved wife of the late Norman. Loving mother of Douglas & his wife Cathy, David & his wife Sandy and Craig. 

SHACKELTON, Gale Mary  - Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa, with her loving daughters by her side, on Friday March 26th, 2021.

Loving wife of the late Paul. Cherished mother of Carolyn and her husband Sean Merela and Patricia Shackelton.

BUGEJA, John Donald - (October 27th, 1944 - March 26, 2021)

John Donald Bugeja passed away in his 77th year at Centenary Hospital after complications arising from a blood infection and COVID-19. 

Plowright NancyPLOWRIGHT, Nancy Plowright  - July 25, 1955 – March 26, 2021  Nancy

(Retired from Autoworkers Credit Union) Unexpectedly on Friday March 26, 2021 at home.

Beloved wife of Gary for 45 years.

Loving mom and best friend of Brandy (Jeff) and Corey Plowright.

Cherished Grandma of Justin, Ashley, Jenna, Jarred and Madison. Dear sister of Mike (Dawn), Pat (Nadine), Susan (Don), Mary (Dennass), Cindy, predeceased by Carolyn and Mitzi.

Will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends.


STEELE, Gerry Steele  -  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of William Gerald “Gerry” Steele, peacefully at his home in Uxbridge with family by his side on Friday, March 26, 2021 at the age of 82.

Gerry was a devoted and loving husband of Beverley (nee Hadley) for over 54 years and father to Rob (Sue Shepherd) of Port Perry and Lisa (Michael Odlozinski) of Orillia who were his pride and joy.