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Borek SophieBOREK, Sophie Mary (née Zeglen) - (July 16, 1924 - May 6, 2020)

We are sad to announce the passing of Sophie, quietly, on the morning of May 6, 2020. 

Born in Poland, Sophie came to Canada with her family when she was a young child.

She grew up in Toronto, where she met and married Chester, and together they settled in Oshawa to raise a family. Sadly, Chester passed away in 2001.

Sophie leaves behind a loving family: sons Bob (Dian), Larry (Judy), and Ron (Sue); daughter Lorraine; grandchildren Tony, Mandi, Sean, Amelia, and Loretta; and great-grandchildren Tyler and Cameron.

Johnston GordonJOHNSTON, Gordon Edward Lafyette  - (October 18th, 1924 - May 6th, 2020)

(WW II Veteran)  Passed away at his home in Ashburn with his family by his side on Wednesday May 6th, 2020 at the age of 95.

Dearly loved husband of Jean for 71 years.

Much loved Dad of Bonnie Maunder and her husband Stephen of Little Britain, and Gordon Johnston and his wife Deborah of Lindsay.


Cann HeatherCANN, Heather Gayle Cann  -  April 10th, 1947 - May 3rd, 2020

73, of Oshawa died Sunday the 3rd of May at Lakeridge Hospital, Palliative Care unit, of cancer. 

A lifelong Oshawa resident, Heather worked for many years in Real Estate, and in later life was an active member of the OSCC, participating in and organising many events.  

Heather is survived by her sons James and Steven, daughter-in-Law Zoe, and grandchildren Alexander and Julia. 

Heather was a caring friend, a fantastic mother, and a wonderful and involved grandmother. 

TURNER, Sam  -   Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on May 5th, 2020 at the age of 88 years.

Beloved husband of Bev.

Loving father to Jean (Robin MacDonald), John (Darla) Turner, Bob Turner (Nancy Armstrong) and predeceased by his son Chris.


Wood SandyWOOD, Sandy Alexander Graham (Shields Schofield) Wood  - December 8, 1946 - May 5, 2020 

It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of Sandy Wood. 

He went peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 6:40pm after a two-week battle with pneumonia. 

Beautiful son, first born, to Alexander Wood and Marguarite Schofield. Beloved husband to the late Barbara Jean King. Loving father to his 3 daughters, Veronica (Dale Albers), Brandi (Andrew Pigou) and Chantell (John Lee).

Crawford JudyCRAWFORD, Judy (née Goodman) - Mom of the Neighbourhood.  Peacefully, where she wanted to be, at home with her son by her side, on Tuesday May 5th, 2020 at the age of 81.

Wonderful wife of the late Rusty Crawford for 42 years.

Adoring, caring, devoted mom of Jeff, kind, loving step-mom of Sandy.

Remembered as an incredible Grama to Crystal Bisschops (Justin) and Shane Brolly (Bree). A devoted Gramsbear to Dez, Dutch and Dahlia.


Lawless ThomasLAWLESS, Thomas Noel - (December 28, 1938May 5, 2020)

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 at Lakeridge Health Hospital (Oshawa) in his 81st year. 

Beloved Husband to Maura (nee Mangan) for 50 incredible years. 

Wonderful loving father to Barry and Brendan (Faith). 

Super Grampy to his amazing granddaughter Lumїna.

AVERY, Elsie Myrtle  - at Beaverton on Tuesday May 5, 2020.

Elsie (Stewart) Avery of Beaverton was the beloved wife of the late Milford Avery.

Loved mother of Larry (Judy) Avery, Paul (Lianne) Avery and Lorraine (David) Cormack.

BURKE, Ewan James - On May 5th, 2020, while cycling near home. 

Beloved husband of Mary Burke (nee Bond). Adored father of Nathan and Lydia (Ben) Wright. 

Loved son of Elsie & Scott Burke. Dear brother of Elinor (Dave) Schmidt, Steven (Rishia) Burke, Alan (Lucy) Burke, brother in law to Barbara Misener, Bev (Warren) McLaren, Sheilah (Chris) Fournier. 

COCHRANE, Freida Joyce    - 1936 – 2020  Freida passed away peacefully while her husband Don of 66 years was holding her hand. 

She had been battling cancer for the last few years with courage and a positive attitude. 

Tolkacz DorisTOLKACZ, Doris Micheline   - Suddenly at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Sunday May 3rd, 2020 at 10:45 p.m.

Predeceased by her husband Sanford Walter Tolkacz (1993).

Dear Mother to Debbie, Sandy, Linda, June, Jim, Nelson, Andre, Brenda, Rosie, Nancy, Glen.

Predeceased by children Kenny and Sherry.

Loving sister to Nelson, Josettem, Agat, Gagnon.

Grandmother too many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Henriksen AnkeHENRIKSEN, Anke Henriksen - (October 24, 1933 – May 4, 2020)

Passed away at her home on May 4, 2020 in her 87th year.

Predeceased by her loving husband Erik.

Devoted mother to Inge and her spouse James Todd and Kirsten Ann.

VAN SCHAGEN, James "Jim" Jaap Cornelius -  It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of James Cornelius van Schagen.

James passed peacefully in the arms of his caregivers, John and Anne, on Monday, May 4, 2020 at Orchard Villa Long Term Care Home in Pickering, Ontario.


Harris CarolHARRIS, Carol Anne (Cross) – (June 12th, 1950 - May 4th, 2020)

Passed away peacefully on Monday May 4th, 2020 at Wynfield Long Term Care Facility. 

Carol was in her 70th year. 

Beloved wife of Brian Harris for 47 years.

Beloved mother of Jeff, Michael (Amber), Andrea (Will) and Sherri (Chris). 

Beloved grandmother Jackson, Cieran, Declan, Hunter, Lucas, Anika, Kaylee and Oliver.


Gagat AlfredaGAGAT, Alfreda  - March 11th, 1929 - Monday, May 4th, 2020

Our beloved Alfreda passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health hospital on Monday, May 4th, 2020.

She was born in the village of Antonówka, Poland on March 11, 1929. She was the second child and the oldest daughter of Tatiana and Jan Zawisza.

She was a tremendous cook, seamstress and gardener. Her skills were largely self-taught and she honed them at her church, in her workplace and helping her family.

She was an incredible hostess and made spectacular home-cooked meals for her family and friends.

Baxter StellaBAXTER, Stella (née Burtinsky)  - December 16, 1923 to May 4, 2020 

It is with great sadness that we announce that our mom has passed away peacefully at Wynfield Long Term Care facility, from natural causes in her 97th year. 

Predeceased by husband Henry. 

Beloved mother of Stephen (Karen) of Sarnia, Anne (Jim) of Newcastle, Ian (Beth) of Roslyn, Mairi (Scott) of Oshawa and Amy (Lindsay) of Ottawa. 

Devoted grandmother to Jeromy, Sean, Stephanie (predeceased), James, Kari, Corey, Meghan, Kyle, Mitchell, Jordan and Lisa and 4 great-grandchildren who she adored. 

Cherrier KeithCHERRIER, Keith Gordon  -  Passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, May 4, 2020. 

Keith was a pillar in the community, a loving husband to Paola and an amazing father to Brandon and Grant. 

Beloved son of Gordon and the late Anne Cherrier and Paul and the late Adriana Sgroi. 

Dear brother of Sandy (Chiara), Renee (Raj), and Audrey (Simon). 

Cherished uncle of Maeve, Bronwyn, Cole, Adriana, Domenic, Colin and Luke. 

His generous heart and kind spirit that touched so many lives will be greatly missed. 

PARK, Douglas Gowans  - On Monday May 4, 2020, a gentle soul left us.

Everywhere he went throughout his 92 years he sowed seeds of kindness, and nurtured them with love and happiness.

Life was “tremendous”, and the multitude of friends he acquired along the way attest to his outgoing personality.
Beloved husband of Lorna (deceased 2010) of 57 years.

DENBY, Earnest Daniel “Dan”   - It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have to share the sudden passing of my husband, my friend and my partner Dan Denby on Monday, May 4, 2020.

Dan, born February 25, 1938 to the late Laurence and Jean Hazel (nee Reaman) Denby. 

Survived by his wife Sandy (nee Ogden). 

LAW, Jacqueline Montgomery - Passed away peacefully after a courageous battle on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at the age of 71, at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.

Loving mother to Laurie (Mike Dakin) and Peter (Natalie) Law.

Cherished grandmother to Michael (Megan) Dakin and Joseph Dakin. Great-grandmother to Charlotte.


Shewchuk DennisSHEWCHUK, Dennis Peter  – January 30th, 1944 - Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we say good bye to Dennis Peter Shewchuk who passed away peacefully on Sunday May 3rd, 2020 in his sleep in his 77th year.

Beloved husband for 52 years to Carol (nee Stezik), loving father to Dennis Jr. (Jackie) and Terry, wonderful grandfather to Elizabeth, Matthew and Casey.

Dennis also had many nieces and nephews. 

Dennis was the son of the later Peter and Anne Shewchuk of Winnipegosis, Manitoba. 

Ouellette RobertOUELLETTE, Robert Ernest (Bob)   -  August 26, 1943 – May 3, 2020

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear husband father and grandfather on Sunday May 3rd, 2020 at 76 years of age.

Beloved husband of Rachelle (nee Genereux) for 54 years.

Loving father of Lilly DelVecchio (Domenic).

Cherished grandfather of Jordan, Nina and Ashley and great grandfather of Aubree and Austin.

WILLIAMSON, Edward Charles   - (Retired Fire Fighter of East York Fire Department and Retired Toronto Realtor) 

Edward, formerly of Halifax, N.S., passed away on Sunday May 3, 2020 at Lakeview Manor, Beaverton.

Born October 12, 1933 in Tampico, Mexico, son of the late Gertrude (White) and James Williamson.

Snyder EdwardSNYDER, Edward Jake Snyder  -  (May 3, 2020 at 5:15pm)

My dear sweet husband is safe in the arms of Jesus. 

He quietly and peacefully left his life on earth with his wife and mother at his side. 

Beloved husband of Arlene (Verbaan). 

Cherished father to Niesha (Robert) Kovacs, Jeffrey (Sarah) Snyder, James (Heather) Snyder, Aaron (Ashley) Snyder, Ryan (Anne) Snyder, Amanda (Wilson) Snyder and Megan (Wilson) Snyder. 

ROGERS, Cynthia Claire  -  Peacefully, on Sunday, May 3, 2020, at Douglas Crossing Retirement Community, Uxbridge, at the age of 86, beloved wife of the late Gregory Rogers. 

Deeply loved mother of Guy (Lorraine), Doug (Linda) and Lisa (Dan). 

Cherished Nana to Rebecca, Gregory, Demi, Amanda and Greg.  Loving companion of Bernie Cook. 


Sawyer MargaretSAWYER, Margaret (Peggy)   -

It is with profound sadness we announce our mother’s passing on May 3rd at Lakeridge Hospital in Oshawa, at the age of 97.

Wife of the late Roy Sawyer of 76 years and daughter to the late Frank and Rita McCallum. 

Among those left to mourn Peggy are her daughter Barbara (Peter) of St. Catharines, Frank (Bett) of Fenelon Falls, Stephen (Debra) of Orono, Claudette (the late Michael) of Gores Landing and Susan of Orono.