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Merkas JohnMERKAS, John  -  April 26th, 1944 - April 9th, 2021

Peacefully passed away on Friday, April 9, 2021 at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville, at the age of 76.

Beloved husband of Mary.

Loving father of Olivia (William) and Cynthia (Richard).

Cherished grandfather of Emily, Alina, and Sophia. 

John retired after 30 years of service at the General Motors Truck Plant.

He will be remembered as a very loving husband and adoring father and grandfather. 

His family will miss his insight, his sense of humour, and his unconditional love. 

BEARE, Ivan John  -  Son of Fred and May Beare, died peacefully at his home on April 9, 2021 with his beloved wife of 66 years, Ann (nee Stalter) by his side. 

Ivan retired from Hydro One in 1990 and had been growing vegetables in his gardens for friends and family ever since. 

ELLIOTT, Cynthia Louise Elliott   - It is with heartfelt sorrow that we share the passing of Cindy Elliott.

We said good-bye to Cindy on Friday April 9, 2021.

As always, her soulmate Bob was by her side and her dear daughter Laurel was in her heart. 


SCHMIDT, Edith Schmidt   - Our beloved mother Edith Schmidt née Panek passed away peacefully on April 9th 2021 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa at the age of 91. 

Edith was born on March 2, 1930 in Koeniginhof, Czechoslovakia where she lived until she was 15 years old.

Before settling in Canada in 1954, she lived in Germany for seven years. 

HARRIS, Wendy Lynn Harris   - Passed away at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Friday April 9th, 2021 at the age of 66 years. 

Beloved wife of Ronald Harris. 

TRAVIS, Dennis Travis   - Passed away at Glenhill Strathaven LTC on April 9, 2021, at the age of 91. 

Beloved husband for 72 years to Audrey, who predeceased him by one day. Dear father of Lynne (Alan).

D'OLIVEIRA, Bernard D'Oliveira   -  August 1949 - April 2021 

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Bernard D’Oliveira on Friday April 9th 2021.

Beloved brother of Robert, Rossanna, Elizabeth, Jennifer, Anthony and Mary.

GEORGE, David Edward - (March 31, 1947 - April 9, 2021) - 

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of David Edward George, too young at 74.

He will always be remembered by his beloved wife of 52 years, Frances (nee Snow). Daughter Michelle Dempsey (predeceased by Robert), son Christopher and grandson Cole; brothers Gordon (Donna) George, John(Mary)Lawrence; sisters Paula (Paul) Johnson, Claudia (Luke) Draper and numerous family and friends.


Devereaux FrankDEVEREAUX, Frank Michael  -  (May 11th, 1943 - April 8th, 2021)

Passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Fairview Lodge, at the age of 77.

Beloved husband of Mary Barbara (nee Wade) for 52 years.

Loving Father of Frank (Amy) and Cory (Lydia).

Cherished grandfather of Hayley Jane, Spencer, and Brandon.

Dear brother of Mary Hawco (Nick), Rita Fitzgerald (Edward), James Devereaux (Florence), Teresa Marburger (Ray), Emmanual Devereaux (Edie), Rosella Byrne (Bill), Michael Devereaux (Jean), Bernice Dalton (Ed), Joe Devereaux (Geri) and Greg Devereaux (Babe). 

Wheten EvelynWHETEN, Evelyn - (April 4, 1928April 8, 2021)

Peacefully on April 8, 2021 in Ajax.

Evelyn, beloved wife of the late James Kent.

Loving mother of Carole (Andrew) Bryson.

Cherished sister of Steve Shorney and the late Lillian Gyulay.

STACHOWSKI, Rudolf Kurt “Rudi”   -  Passed away at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre after a sudden fall, on Thursday April 8, 2021, at the age of 90 years. 

Beloved husband of Hilde. Loving dad of George (Heather), Rolf (Jan), Inge, and Norbert. 

Grandpa of Caroline, Natalie, Jessica, and Amanda. 

Lehman MaryLEHMAN, Mary   -  March 9, 1930April 8, 2021

Peacefully at her residence on Thursday, April 8th, 2021 at 91 years of age.

Beloved wife of the late Clifford Lehman.

Dear mother of Brendan, Jack and Karen, Cathy and Leigh, Colleen and Chris, Christopher and Olivia and Mark (predeceased).

She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Brealynne, Patrick, Sophie, John, Nathan, William, Maggie, Abby, Thomas, Roisin and her great grandchildren Ruaraidh and Aili.




Moriarty NinaMORIARTY, Nina Margarette (nee: Stryshak)  –  April 13th, 1927 - April 8th, 2021

Peacefully on Thursday April 8, 2021 at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville just 5 days short of her 94th birthday.

Nina, beloved wife of the late Gerald Moriarty.

Much loved mother of Lynn Prentice (late Bill), Sheri Tremblay and the late Jackie Moriarty.

Nina will be missed by her family and friends.




BUSMAN, Dr. Harmen - Passed away at Northumberland Hills Hospital on April 8th, 2021 at the age of 68 years. 

Beloved husband of Karen (nee Guest). 

Dear father of Philip (Maria) and Kolin (Jess) and grandpa of Chloe, Danielle and Matthew.

RODWAY, David Rodway   -  David Rodway passed peacefully away in his home on April 8th, 2021 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 88. 

David is predeceased by his parents, four sisters and one brother.

DÉSILETS, Bruno   - July 14, 1946 – April 8, 2021

It is with great sadness, we announce that Bruno Désilets passed away peacefully on April 8, 2021 at the Bowmanville Hospital.

He was born on July 14, 1946 in Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario.

TAYLOR, Frederick Ray Taylor   - Suddenly at his home in Scarborough, on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at the age of 58.

Fred Taylor, will be missed by his companion Jen Sudeyko. 

Loving father of Fred Taylor and his partner Miranda Viau of Trenton, Daniel Taylor of Lindsay, and Cole Taylor of Lindsay.

BROUGHTON, June Brenda (Hampshaw)   - The Broughton Family Sadly announces the passing of June Broughton (Nee Hampshaw).

June Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on April 08, 2021 in her 74th year.

She was the loving wife of Colin for 55 years.


Radek AlineRADEK, Aline Marie Elizabeth (nee de LaPlante) – (August 6th, 1922 - April 7th, 2021)

Peacefully on Wednesday April 7, 2021 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa at the age of 98.

Aline, beloved wife of the late Harry Joseph Radek (1996).

Much loved mother of Michele Radek, Jo-Anne Bondy, Raymond Radek (Hazel), and Robert Radek.

Loved grandmother of Michael, James, Kimberley, Matthew, Katheryn, Kenneth and Joseph.


BENNET, George Scott - (December 3rd, 1941 - April 7th, 2021)

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville, in his 80th year.

Beloved husband of Doreen for 61 years. Loving father of Scott, Steve (Wanda), and Paula (Mike).

Cherished Boppa of Bennet, Hanna (Thomas), Jake (Luis), Molly (Nick), and Scot.

Saxby ThomasSAXBY, Thomas Fredrick 'Tom' - (December 10, 1951 – April 7, 2021)

Peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 at 69 years of age.

Beloved husband and best friend of Maureen.

Dear stepfather to Troy Bramley (Lisa), Matthew Bramley and predeceased by Dyana Dearling (George).

Cherished Papa to Liam Montgomery, Brendan Bramley and Brydget Dearling.

Tom will be sadly missed by his sisters Brenda Marley (John), Karen Saxby (Debbie), his brother David Saxby and his many nieces, nephews and friends.


BONNET, Stella (nee Perin) - Passed away at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on April 7th, 2021 in her 84th year. 

Beloved wife of the late Robert (1988). 

Dear mother of the late Jean Pierre, Nadine Cavaliere (Bruce Jamieson), Thierry Bonnet (Annette) and Arlene (Evangelos) Pitsadiotis. 

GEHMAN, Dorothy Ruth - Passed away peacefully at the Caressant Care McLaughlin in Lindsay, on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 in her 86th year. 

Dorothy, beloved spouse of the late Dr. John Gehman.

Loving mother of Keith (Louise) Weishuhn of Seagrave and Cindy (Charles) Hooper of Woodville. 

HANNA, John Frank Hanna   - Passed away peacefully on Wednesday April 7th, 2021 at the age of 94.

Predeceased by his loving wife Dorothy.

Beloved father of Lorraine Moore (Mike).

HEXT, Dennis Hext   - (Long time Accountant at Cowan Buick GMC in Bowmanville)

Peacefully, on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Oshawa, at age 80.

Dennis Hext of Blackstock, beloved husband of Judy (nee Smith) for 58 years.

RANDAZZO, Patick  -  January 7th, 1932 - April 7th, 2021

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, with his wife and eldest son by his side, on Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 at the age of 89.

Beloved husband of Olive for 64 years.