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CRANNEY, Kenneth Lawrence (Ken, Larry) - Passed away at home very peacefully on Tuesday July 20, 2021 in his 81st year.

Beloved husband of Lee McDonald and the late Jantina (Tina).

Cherished father to Ken W. (Ina), Randall (Joanna), Karin, Richard (Adele), Michael (Corrina), Tim, Jay (Allison), Diana (Bill Cooper), Linda (Neil Taylor) and the late Joseph.

SCHERMERHORN, Kenneth George  -  It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear papa at 98 years of age, on July 20 2021, with his daughter by his side until the end.

Affectionately he was known as " the gentleman in the yellow coat on Martin Road" and was respected and loved by all.

JOHNSTON, Michael Johnston  -  May 24, 1940 – July 20, 2021 

Michael died peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa following a recent series of health setbacks. 

He was the son of the late Robert and Annie Johnston and brother to Karen Beres (Martin), the late Bruce and James.

VAN DER ENDE, Andrew Van der Ende  -  January 16, 1942 – July 20, 2021

30+ years at General Motors

Passed away after a lengthy illness at Regency Long Term Care Home, Port Hope, Ontario at the age of 79


Spikes SylvaSPIKES, Sylva   -  December 31st, 1924 -July 19th, 2021

Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Monday July 19th, 2021 at the age of 96.

Predeceased by her husband Brian (1999). 

Much loved and cherished mother of Kevin and his wife Nancy of Brooklin.

Devoted Omi of Aiden (Nicolette) and Alana. 

Predeceased by her brother Dieter. 

Sylva immigrated to Canada in 1954 to create a life for herself and her family.

She was, and will always be the best Mom ever. 


Winstall MaryWINSTALL, Mary Catherine  –  October 12th, 1925 - July 19th, 2021

…Each time I see your picture,
You seem to smile and say, Don’t cry.
I’m always with you. 
We’ll meet again someday… 

Reunited in death with her dearly departed husband Reginald of 65 years, Mary passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on July 19, 2021 in her 96th year.

She leaves behind her children Susan Martin, Stephen Winstall (Laura) and Michelle Winstall-Hiller (Vernon).

Proud grandmother of Renee and Aidan.


Joyce MadelineJOYCE, Madeline (nee Rykman)  -  April 10th, 1943 -  July 19th, 2021

With heartfelt sorrow the family of Lil announces her passing on July 19, 2021, at 78 years young. 

Beloved wife of Jerry for 57 years. 

Devoted mother of the late Michael, Lee (George) and Shelly (Brian). 

Adored sister of the late Don, Ted and Joe. 

Cherished twin sister of Margaret (Eric). 

Proud Gramma of Hope (Jamie), Kayla (Matt), Taylor, Sydney and Josh. Dearest G.G. of Jaxon, Max, Lincoln and Marlee. 

McLEISH, Beryl  -  November 22, 1934 - July 19, 2021

Passed away at Scarborough Centenary Hospital on Monday July 19th, 2021 at the age of 86 years.

SPENCE, Mary Spence   - 1929-2021   Passed away peacefully on July 19, 2021 at the age of 92.

She now joins her beloved husband George.

loving mother to Tom (Debbie), Laurie (Mark) and David (Diane).

VISSERS, Lamberdina 'Diny' (nee van Geffen)  - Passed away peacefully at home on Monday, July 19, 2021.

Beloved wife of Tony Vissers.

Loving mother of Martin (Sherry), Jeffrey (Barb) and Bonita (Tom).

TRIPP, Marshall 'Joe' Roy - It is with sadness we announce the passing of our father on Monday, July 19, 2021 at the age of 98.

He is predeceased by his loving wife Doris Lambe.

Loved father of Jean (Bob) Nicholas and Jo-Ann (Wayne) Anderson.

IGNAGNI, Tracy - (1963 - 2021) - “Gone too soon at the young age of 57”

Tracy passed away peacefully on July 19, 2021, at Lakeridge Health Oshawa with Gregg by her side the entire time.

Tracy was reunited with her mother Carol, Father Les, brother Gary, and brother-in-law Paul.

SMITH, Joyce - Peacefully passed away at her home, surrounded by her loving family on July 18th, 2021 at the age of 84 years. 

Beloved wife of the late David John Smith. Loving mother of Julie (Joe) Burns, Barry (Cathy) Smith, Denise (Dan) Walker, Martin (Mariana) Smith and Mark (Robin) Smith. 

MERRETT, Edeena Anne Merrett   -  Peacefully, after a lengthy illness at her happy place on Scugog Island, on Sunday, July 18, 2021 surrounded by family, at age 55.

Edeena (nee Zaretsky), beloved wife of Alan Merrett of Oshawa.

DeVOUGE, Jean Lois DeVouge  -  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jean Lois DeVouge (nee Creighton), on July 18, 2021.

Born to parents Lester and Olive Creighton on March 2, 1942 in Bancroft, Ontario.

She leaves behind her loving husband, Leslie DeVouge, of 61 years.

Kurhan TadeuszKURHAN, Tadeusz “Ted”   -  November 1, 1934 – July 17, 2021

Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Sunday, July 17th, 2021.

Pre-deceased by his loving wife Zofia, and beloved son Stanley.

Loving father to Natalie (Gary) and Christine.

Cherished grandfather of Mickey, Angie, Stashiu, Kayla, Jade, Ashley and Tyler.

Dear brother of Bohdan (Irene) and Steve Kurhan.

Proud great grandfather of Bree, Saje, and the late Chloe.

He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews, as well as his furry four legged buddy, Murphy.

Cirivello IgnazioCIRIVELLO, Ignazio Cirivello  -  September 13, 1928 – July 16, 2021 

Peacefully on Friday July 16th, 2021 surrounded by family.

Beloved husband of Antonina of 66 years.

Loving father of Leonard (Lidia) and Josie (Ian).

Cherished Nonno of Amanda, Jennifer, Stephanie (Patrick), Cassandra (Matt) and David.

Great Nonno to Azaria, Alessia, and Isaiah.

Survived by his remaining brother Leonardo Cirivello.

Will be sadly missed by many friends and family near and far.


Beers AustinBEERS, Austin Ernest - Of Oshawa, peacefully passed away on his 84th birthday, Friday, July 16, 2021 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa. 

Predeceased by his father Ernest Beers and mother Sara “Sadie” Beers (nee Morris), his sister Joyce Williams, his wife and best friend Shirley Evelyn, his step daughter Kathryn and step son Roger. 

Austin will be deeply missed by his sisters Donna (Peter) Stirling of Nova Scotia, Cecil Harris of Nova Scotia, Laveran Young of Ontario, grand daughter Patricia and great grandson Anthony-Aaron. 

Austin is survived by his step son Stephen Miller (Denise), daughter in law Katie, step grandchildren Nathan, Shadi, Amanda, Tara, Stephen and their families. 

Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. 

CAMPBELL, Archibald Arthur “Archie”  - Passed away peacefully on Friday, July 16, 2021 at Southlake Regional Health Centre.

Beloved husband of Jane Jean (nee Kilpatrick).

Loving father of Richard (Debbie) and Nicola (John).

THOMAS, Gerald "Gerry" E. -  Passed away peacefully on July 16, 2021. 

Beloved husband of 60 years to Jean. 

Much loved father of Karen, Greg, Michael and wife Andrea, and Andrea. 

BROWNE, Beverly  - On July 16, 2021, Beverly Browne went to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Beverly was a member of Pickering Pentecostal Church and was very active in her community. 

Born in Jamaica on October 8, 1953, Beverly immigrated to England in 1961, then to Canada in 1975 where she worked as a journalist and freelance writer in the Durham region.

She was one of the founding members of the Congress of Black Women (Oshawa Chapter) and was actively involved with them for over seven years.   

Beverly passed peacefully at the age of 67 surrounded by immediate family.

GOUDIE, John Charles  - (August 26, 1943 - July 16, 2021)

Passed away peacefully at Scarborough Centenary hospital, on Friday July 16, 2021 in his 77th year.

Son of the late Charlie and Gwen Goudie.

Beloved husband of Geraldine for 52 years. Loving father of Cheryl, Lynn and Tanya (Dave).

ALLEN, William Frederick   - Some people don't believe in heroes, but they never met our Dad.

He was a quiet man but don't mistake that for weakness. He was a strong man and a fighter.

Bill lost his final battle on July 16th, 2021.

He was a devoted husband of Faye (Lawson) for 70 years.

BROUGHTON, Christopher J.   - It is with great sadness that we announce the very sudden and unexpected passing of Chris “Maestro” Broughton, on July 16th, 2021, at the young age of 71.

Youngest son of Betty and Arthur Broughton, brother of Patrick (deceased) and older brother Richard (Mary). 

Loving husband of Ann for 44 years, adored father of Simon (Cheryl) and Eric (Amy), special Grandpa to Thomas and Everly, and extended family in the UK, B.C, and N.B. 


Fielding BrianFIELDING, Brian Harry - (Retired Toronto Police Service 35 years) 

(December 6th, 1946 - July 15th, 2021)

Passed away July 15th, 2021 at the age of 74.

Beloved husband of Marion Fielding.

Loving father of Cameron Fielding of Calgary and predeceased by his son Jamie.

Grandfather of Elsie, Bronte, Lincoln, Jayme and Nixon.

Brian will be remembered by his stepsons Jarrod and Darryl.  

Dear brother of Janice Griggs and her husband Ron and their son Brandon. 

Barnes ValenaBARNES, Valena   -  May 11, 1933 – July 15, 2021 

Peacefully on Thursday July 15th, 2021 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa with family by her side.

Beloved wife of the late James Barnes.

Loving mother of Joyce, Jeffrey (Anne), Steven (Wendy), and David (Angie).

Cherished grandmother of Heather, Brent, Isabelle, Bryan, Kate and Allison.

Predeceased by her siblings Harold Copping, Doreen Boyton and Bob Copping.

Valena dedicated her life to her daughter Joyce and developed a special bond that can never be broken.