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Christmas Memorial
Tuesday, December 10th at 7:00pm

DeStefano Chapel

Please RSVP by Monday, December 9th




Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 2:30 pm
110 Dundas Street East
Whitby ON

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505 Adelaide Ave., E., (at Wilson Rd. N.) Oshawa




Santa And Sleigh

& Need for Living Essentials

Presented by:

Oshawa Funeral Home & Courtice Funeral Chapel

Memorial Park, Oshawa
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 11:30

"Share the Warmth and Give the Gift of a Hand Up!"

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Orchard JanetORCHARD, Janet    - Passed away peacefully at home, on November 1, 2019, in her 104th year.

Beloved wife of the late Frank Orchard for 55 years.

Loving mother of Janet and her husband Jack.

Cherished grandmother of Christie, Jackie and her partner Kris.

Second mom to Mare and Angella.

Predeceased by her seven siblings.

CROWE, Olive Barbara (nee Wright)  - Passed away peacefully at Hillsdale Terraces, Oshawa, on Friday, November 1, 2019 in her 93rd year.

Olive was born in London (Battersea), England.

She served in the Land Army during the war where she met her now late husband (Joe/Sonny).

WILLIAMS, Dr. Samuel Isaiah   - June 30, 1929November 1, 2019

It is with sadness that we advise of the passing of Dr. Samuel “Sammy” Williams on Friday November 1, 2019 at the age of 90.

He was predeceased by his wife Mavis, and survived by loving children Hilary (Wayne), Andrew and David (Annette), current wife Patricia, and grandchildren, Nathan, Meagan, Matthew and Ashley.

Dr. Williams was a surgeon who managed hospitals in Cayman Islands, Jamaica and, since 1973, practiced medicine in Oshawa, Ontario.

Chryk RosalindCHRYK, Rosalind Chryk   - (July 26, 1939 - October 23, 2019)  With great sadness, we announce the sudden passing of our mother Rosalind (Ros) Phyllis Chryk on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa.

Despite a lengthy 7+ year battle with breast cancer, she always had her amazing smile and quirky sense of humour.

She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Ros enjoyed a long career as an elementary school teacher.

Some may remember her as their teacher at Christ Church Nursery School, or their French or Music teacher at Coronation, Thornton, Gertrude Colpus, or Harmony Public Schools.

Rowe LucieROWE, Lucie - Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on October 31, 2019 in her 61st year. 

Loving wife to John for 28 years. 

Caring step-mom to J.R. (Julie) and Katie (Josh). 

Grandma to Sadie, Logan and Alexis. 

Survived by her sister Louise and her brothers Peter and Bruce.  Predeceased by her brother Phil.  


Belsue LuisBELSUE, Luis Angel – (April 16th, 1961 - October 31st, 2019) - 

Suddenly at his home in Oshawa surrounded by family on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at the age of 58.

Luis, beloved husband for 36 years of Terri Belsue (nee Robertson).

Much loved father of Angela Thompson (Ryan), Monica Hopper (Andrew) and Samantha Mackay (Wesley).

Proud Papa of Benjamin, Edward and Logan.

Dear brother of Francisco Belsue (Susana), and Pili Patane (Charlie). Uncle of Paulina, Victoria (Mike), Christina and Robin. 

MACFARLANE, Anstruther "Struther" Pettigrew  - (August 25, 1950 - October 31, 2019)

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Struther, age 69, on October 31, 2019, at the Oshawa Hospital after a lengthy battle with cancer.

DOCKERTY, Rosalind Mary   -  Passed away peacefully at the Matthew House Hospice, in Alliston on Thursday, October 31, 2019. 

Rosalind, in her 88th year, was the beloved wife of the late Robert Dockerty (2017). 

Loving mother of Peter (Sheila), Wendy (Terry) Fretz, Stephen and Susan (Joe) Dunham. 

CROSS, Brian Robert Allan – At his residence in Beaverton, on Friday, November 1, 2019.

Brian was the beloved husband of Sandra (Cousins) Father of Glen (Jennifer), Greg (Michelle), Anne (Noel), and Karen Goodman. Dear brother of Paul (Connie).

HEARD, Madeline (nee Hall) - (September 11, 1934 – October 30, 2019) - 

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in her 86th year.   

Beloved wife of Elgin. Loving mother of Debbie and Wendy (Brian Williams).

LUGTENBURG, Arie - Arie was a longtime loyal sports fan and a CAW Union Rep at Chrysler.

He passed away after a short illness at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at the age of 73 years.

Beloved brother of Ed and Marg, Lou and Sandra, the late Pieter survived by his wife Johanne, Hans and Barb.

KYNIGOS, Stella (nee Kalimeri) - Passed away at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Wednesday October 30th, 2019 in her 88th year. 

Loving mother of Nicolas (Marie), Eleni, George (Julia) and Victoria. 

She was a devoted gia gia to her grandchildren and was also a Great-Grandmother. 


Collins TamaraCOLLINS, Tamara Antonia - Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa with family by her side, on Wednesday October 30, 2019, at the age of 78.

Beloved wife of the late Fernand Laurion.

Loving mother of Tamara Collins and Tassa Gallant (George).

Cherished grandmother of Corrissa Collins (Grant), Chad Collins, Justin Gallant, Joshua Gallant and great grandmother of Gavin Collins, Koehn Mahoney, Violet Gallant and Cameron Gallant.

Beloved sister of Walter Skwarchewsky.

NASH, Michael Geoffrey  - Passed away suddenly at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital, on Wednesday October 30th, 2019 in his 67th year.  

Loving Father of Laura (Mark) and David (Brittany).

Proud Hanpa of Emilie, Olivia, Noah, Connor, Evan and Owen.


Mastrangelo MariaMASTRANGELO, Maria (nee Sebastiano) - Peacefully, surrounded by family at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at the age of 95.

Maria, beloved wife of the late Pasquale (1993).

Beloved mother of Rose Cappiello (late Domenico), Angela Maiorano (Mario), the late Savatore Mastrangelo (Maria) and the late Gina Conner (William).

Proud Nonna of Giacomo, Pasquale, Maria, Teresa, Adam, Andrew, Aldo and Michael.

Lovingly remembered by 10 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson.

Johnston BruceJOHNSTON, Bruce D.  - With deep sorrow the family announces the passing of Bruce Johnston of Oshawa, Ontario.

Bruce passed away after a lengthy battle on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at the age of 72. 

Bruce celebrated over 46 years in the trucking industry; as a driver, safety supervisor and maintenance and compliance director.

He cherished the friendships he formed throughout his career.

Bruce and his family were greatly appreciative of his I.C.L. friend’s visits, breakfasts, outings and concern. 

HULFORD, June McLeod - (June 15, 1944 - October 29, 2019) -  It is with a heavy heart the family announces the passing of June.

Her beautiful spirit was tragically taken from us 32 years ago. June can now finally rest in peace, beside her late husband Ed Hulford in the Salem cemetery in Ajax.

Beloved mother of Jay, Bill, Lori, Debbie and Eddie.

ELBERTSEN, Nellie (Nee Bader) Elbertsen  - Surrounded by her loving family, Nellie passed away peacefully on Tuesday October 29, 2019 at the age of 90 years. 

She is now reunited with her loving husband Jack. 

Dear mother of Rob & his wife Wanda, Randy, Rosemary & her husband Tim Eastman and Leslie & her husband Dave Chilvers. 

ROSE, Robert (Bob)   - Passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 at the age of 75, at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.

Bob was born June 21st, 1944 in Kingston, Ontario.

Eldest of three brothers, he is reunited with brother Terry and will be greatly missed by brother Larry (Barb).

JAHNKE, Arnold   - July 29, 1932 – October 29, 2019 

It is with broken hearts the family announce Arnold’s sudden passing at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 in his 88th year.

Beloved husband of Erika Gruebe for 62 years.


Branton PeterBRANTON, Peter Donald Hubert   - May 17th, 1923 - October 28th, 2019

Passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Wynfield Nursing Home in his 97th year.

Predeceased by his wife, Katherine.

He is survived by his 5 children, Sherrell, Judy, Guy, Barbara and Roger.

Beloved grandfather of 10 and 7 great grandchildren.

The military was a huge part of Peter’s youth.

Conforti AntonioCONFORTI, Antonio  - Walk of life…  After 82 years of building, experiencing, creating, loving, and walking through his path of life, Antonio Conforti passed away peacefully on October 28, 2019, surrounded by many loving hearts he touched.

He was the beloved husband of Antonietta for 57 years, a loving father to John, Frank, Nick and Romina, honoured father-in-law to Debra and Clara, cherished Nonno to Christina, Stephanie, Anthony, Alessandro, Antonette, Evangelos, Nikos, Lukas, and loyal brother to Mario (Ida), Santo (Anna), Ida (Giovanni) and Salvatore (Teresa).

Jackson KatherineJACKSON, Katherine Ellen   - Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday October 28th, 2019 at the age of 69 years. 

Katherine, beloved wife of Grant. 

Loving mother of Holly (Jeremy) Barchman and Tara (Jay) Funston. 

Cherished and adored grandmother to Desmond, Lennox, Bode, Melia, Jones and Kaia.

Dear sister to Rosemary (John) Forsyth, Maureen (Ken) Bilmer and Patricia Young.

JEDDRY, Bernard 'Bernie' - (1946 - 2019) - Peacefully, on Monday, October 28, 2019, at the Lakeridge Health Ajax Pickering Hospital.

Bernie, loving husband of Frances. Cherished Dad of Andrea Nicholls (Brian Watson).

Dearest Step Dad of Edward Deveau (Wendy), Debbie Deveau (Rick Vitari) and Brenda Deveau (Calvin Saulnier).

Ryken HendrikjeRYKEN, Hendrikje 'Hennie' - (May 5th, 1936 - October 28th, 2019) -

Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Pickering-Ajax on Monday, October 28th, 2019 with her family by her side.

Hennie beloved wife of Jan.

Loving mother of Ron and his wife Heather and Lynda.

Cherished grandma (Oma) of Shaun, Derek (Brooke), Michelle, Jody, Brianna and Justine.

Dear sister of Alie (George), Sally (Alex), Henry, Elberta (the late Hank), Maas (Shirley) and the late Geurt.

CARTER, Clarine Elizabeth Carter   -  Age 67 passed away on October 28th, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on March 5th, 1952 in Port-of-Spain Trinidad. 

She is survived by her two sons, Jaamal Carter, Yannick Carter and his wife Taylor Trask, Her two daughters, Nakia Carter, Nekicha Lewis and her husband Keith Barrett.