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Whitehead DaleWHITEHEAD, Dale Thomas   -  May 1st, 1950 - Sunday, May 17th, 2020

After a short and unexpected illness, we are sad to announce the passing of Dale Thomas Whitehead on May 17, 2020, just a few weeks past his 70th birthday.  

He leaves behind his wife Sheila, his children Sean (Jennifer), Ryan (Jessica) and Melanie (Greg) as well as his cherished grandchildren Emily, Elliott and Kacey Whitehead, Cameron and Madison Whitehead, and Ivey and Charlie Czajko.

He will be sadly missed by his brother David (Helen), his cousin Sharon (Bert) and his many nieces and nephews.


Puntus KaterinaPUNTUS, Katerina - (October 28th, 1924 – May 17th, 2020)

Passed away at Extendicare LTC on Sunday May 17th, 2020 at the age of 95.

Beloved wife of the late Walter.

Loving mother of Val, Tony (Terri), and Al (Mandy). Dear “Baba” of grandchildren Tracey, Ethan and Connor. 

PARKS, David Leonard Parks   - It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of David at home on Sunday, May 17, 2020, from a very aggressive cancer at the age of 77years.

David is survived by his loving wife Mary.

GOSSE, Thomas Samuel Eric - Born prematurely on Wednesday May 6, 2020 to loving parents Stephanie Cupelli and Graham Gosse.

Lost his fight after 11 days and passed away on Sunday May 17th, 2020.

Thomas will never be forgotten by his grandparents; Gary and Cindy Gosse, Steve Bochenski and Henk Stoelinga and the late Julie McMillan.

HUNTER, Aldene Elizabeth (nee Madill) - Aldene passed away peacefully on May 17, 2020, in her 88th year.

She will be missed by her husband Robert, children Rosemary and Paul (Bonnie) and three grandchildren (Alistair, Jennifer & Robert (Adele).

Cherished daughter of Birdie and Ernest Madill of Dufferin County.


Fleming StephenFLEMING, Stephen  - (April 23, 1962 – April 23, 2020)

Passed away on April 23, 2020 in Toronto, ON.

Beloved son of Nancy and the late Peter Fleming.

Loving brother of Rosemary (Frank) Petronio, Todd Fleming and Shawn (Diane) Fleming. Dear uncle of Terry, Vicki and Danielle and great uncle of Tristen and Carter.

Sawdon AnnieSAWDON, Annie (nee Fransishyn) - (November 27, 1940May 16, 2020)

Passed away peacefully with family by her side at the Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Saturday May 16th, 2020, in her 80th year.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Chuck.

Loving mother of Heather Porter (Ian), Kim Sawdon (Rob), and Terry (Sylvie).

Cherished Baba of Keifer (Patti), Kennedy, Blake, Felix, Ian (Laura), Meaghan, Kayla, Owen, and great Baba of Jack.

MAURICE, Una Dolores (nee Norton) - It is with great sadness that the Norton family announces the passing of Una on Saturday, May 16, 2020.

She will be greatly missed by her brothers, sisters and their families.

KEITH, Barbara Dawn - Whitby, Ontario - It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Barb on Saturday May 16, 2020 at the age of 86.

Barb was the beloved wife of the love of her life ‘Sonny’ her husband of 60 years who predeceased her in 2014. Loving mother of Dawn (David Avdichuk) and Cathy (Colin Smith).

COLE, Allan E. - (January 25, 1961 – May 16, 2020)

“Tears are the silent language of grief.”

Voltaire Al will be missed by many. He was the beloved husband of Dana, father of Craig (Angela) and Jake. Dear son of Don (deceased) & Sally and brother of Cindy (Jonathan) Nathaniel.

Konoby MyrtleKONOBY, Myrtle "Peggy" Konoby  -  April 18, 1935 – May 16, 2020 

Passed away peacefully, at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, on May 16, at the age of 85.

Beloved wife of the late Raymond Konoby.

Loving mother to Don (Wendy), Michael (Donna), Colleen, and Bill.

Proud grandmother to Steve (Tracy), Phil (Kim), Shannon (Andy), Jaclyn, Dan, and the late Jeffrey.

Cherished great grandmother of Leah, Hailey, and Quinn.

BERNHARDT, John Philip William Bernhardt   - January 22, 1929 to May 16, 2020 

From the home that he loved, with his beloved wife Ruby at his side, John passed on peacefully, without pain, to his heavenly home.

His family and friends grieve the loss of a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend.

YOUMANS, Bryan George   -  With sadness we say goodbye to Bryan at the age of 70. 

He never gave up during the last 10 years while living with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). 

Over a year ago he moved into Reachview Village in Uxbridge where he made many friends and received wonderful care.  

CALDARA, Matteo "Matthew" - With great sadness, we announce that Matteo (Matthew) Caldara passed away suddenly while at home on Saturday May 16th, 2020, at 69 years of age. 

Born in San Biagio Platani, Provincia Agrigento, Sicilia on February 2, 1951.

Matthew leaves behind his “cheri” and loving wife of 41 years, Lisette (Lisa).  He will be deeply missed by his two adoring children, Rachel and John-Matthew. 

Eyman AudreyEYMAN, Audrey Yvonne (Hess) - (December 2, 1928 – May 16, 2020)

Audrey passed away peacefully on May 16, 2020 at Lakeridge Health Hospital (Oshawa) in her 92nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Arnold Eyman.

Much loved mother of David & Doug (Courtice), Lynn (Toronto) and Tom (Alberta).

She was the grandmother of Keith (predeceased), Brett (Jarrisa), Scott (Effie), Kelly (Ian), Samantha (Josh), Krista (Giuseppe) and Brianne (Joel).

LORENO, Barbara June (Elliott) - (July 22, 1930 - May 17, 2020)

It is with the greatest sadness that we have to say goodbye to one of Oshawa’s most prominent citizens. Sports Hall of fame member Barbara Loreno, who passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday May 17, 2020 after a very full, wonderful, loving, giving, family enriched, active, fun filled life.

Beloved wife of the late James Roy Loreno.

MILLER, Raymond (Ray) Herbert - Born in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, passed away peacefully at Butternut Manor Uxbridge on Friday May 15th, 2020 at the age of 89 years. 

Ray, dear father of Jim Miller, Linda (Barry) Barclay and the late Susan (Dave) Warner. 

PIERSMA, Walter  - (June 5, 1930 - May 15, 2020)

In his 90th year, Walter went Home to be with his Lord and Saviour on Friday May 15, 2020 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, Ontario.

Beloved husband of the late Rose (Buma) for 61 years. Loving father of Betty & Cor Adema, Harry & Triena Piersma, Stan & Jane Piersma, Alice Daling, Evelyn & Dick Zandstra and Roy & Henri Piersma.


Donato FiorellaDONATO, 'Dan' Fiorella - (August 22, 1951 -  May 15, 2020)

Age 68, of Scarborough, Dan passed away peacefully from cancer at his residence on Friday, May15th, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.

Dan was born August 22nd, 1951 - the son of Giuseppe and Carmela Fiorella in Montorio nei Frentani, Campobasso, Italy.

Loving husband of Teresa. Cherished father of Daniel and David.

Dan will be dearly missed by his two brothers Nicola (Nick) and Costanzo (Chris), the Fiorella and Labriola families, friends and colleagues.

GARCIA, Maria Emilia - (February 7, 1933 - May 15, 2020)

It is with broken hearts that we share the passing of our loving mother and grandmother on May 15th, 2020.

She went peacefully at home at the age of 87 with her daughter and son by her side.

Vertsonis GregoryVERTSONIS, Gregory - (January 9, 1937 – May 14, 2020)

(Owner – Forum Drive-In Restaurant)

Passed away at home on May 14, at the age of 83.

Beloved husband of Aphrodite. Loving father to Paul(the late Julie) and George.

Gregory was well known in the community as a restaurant owner, and will be greatly missed by all of his extended family and friends both here and overseas.

SWAN, Janice Leah - It is with broken hearts and great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Janice, on May 14th, 2020 at the age of 54. 

Loving wife of Paul Manning. 

Fraser AnnieFRASER, Annie (Nan) - (April 15th, 1928 -  May 13th, 2020)

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday May 13th, 2020 at the age of 92.

Much loved sister of the late Jack (Doris) Fraser and Mae (D’Arcy) Marry.  

Loved aunt of Glenn (Joan) Fraser, Grant (Nancy) Fraser, Linda (Louis) Fraser, Tom (Sandy) Marry and Sandra (Greg) DeClute.

COE, William (Bill) John  -  Retired District Fire Chief Toronto Fire Department

Peacefully with family, on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, in his 89th year.

Beloved husband of Nancy (65years). Loving father of the late Dave and Donna.

TAYLOR, Mary Dawn (nee: MacDonald) Taylor  - Mary Dawn Taylor, in her 73rd year past suddenly at her home on the evening of May 13.

Predeceased by her loving and devoted husband of 49 years Barry, parents Bud and Clara MacDonald and sister Iris Sutherland.


Terry JamesTERRY, James Ronald 'Jim' - (March 2, 1955 -  May 12, 2020)

Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on May 12, 2020 at the age of 65.

Loving husband and best friend of Margaret.

Adored father of Melissa (Dave). 

Cherished Grampa of Brandon.

Jim will also be missed by Rhonda, Tracy (Jay), Jodi (Darryl) and by Lindsey (Jesse), Kaitlin, Dana, Lauren, Hannah and Cameron as well as by in-laws Lynda, Jim and Bill (Joan).