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Castellan TeresaCASTELLAN, Teresa (Sina)  -  Passed away peacefully at home, with family by her side on Monday May 13, 2019, at the age of 83.

Beloved wife of Joe for 59 years.

Loving mother of Peter (Lynn) and Marisa Lindsay.

Cherished Nonna of Madison, Stacie, Colby and Lucas.

She will be lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her brother Mike Mantello.

FRASER, Michael Fraser  - Peacefully, on Monday, May 13, 2019 at his home in Lindsay, with his family by his side, at age 86.

Mike Fraser, beloved husband of the late Janet (nee Downie).


SHERMAN, Ruth Marie (nee Seeley)  -  Born November 3, 1936. 

Peacefully at home in Ajax on May 13, 2019 after a courageous struggle with cancer.

Grabinsky WilliamGRABINSKY, William Ronald  - (October 24th, 1944 - May 13th, 2019) 

Gone too soon, passed away at his home at the age of 74.

Devoted and loving husband of Rose.

Proud father of Matthew (Stephanie); Jason (Caitlin) and Shanna (Rudy).

Cherished grandfather of Oliver.


Anderson RobertANDERSON, Robert Joseph - Retiree General Motors 37 years – service.

Suddenly at his home in Port Hope on Monday May 13, 2019 in his 66th year.

Bob, beloved dad of Jennifer, Eryn, Rebecca and the late Jason (2017).

Proud Papa of six grandsons.

Dear brother of Thomas (Joanne), Willard, Marilyn (Larry), Beverly and the late Deborah. Loving husband of Gail.


Gati JohannaGATI, Johanna Maria, (nee van der Leest)  -Johanna died peacefully at the age of 81 on May 13, 2019 after a courageous battle with lymphoma.

She is mourned by her husband Joe, her children Kim (Emilio), Joe (Holly), and five cherished grandchildren Michelle (Pat), Brianne (Calvin), Carley (Joel), Samuel and Benjamin.

Johanna was predeceased by her brother Jo and sister Irene.

She is survived by her sister Mia and her brother Wim (Anne).

McKAY, Winnifred Margaret “Winnie” (nee Hughes)  - Passed away peacefully at Orchard Villa Nursing Home in Pickering with her daughters by her side on Monday, May 13th, 2019.

Winnie was born in Oakville in 1924, later in life she moved to Bronte after her marriage.


Kimmerly KyleKIMMERLY, Kyle V.S. - Passed away unexpectedly on Sunday May 5, 2019, at the age of 28. 

Beloved son of Ian Prakken (Tracy) and Linda Platford (Kevin).   

Proud brother of Dylan, Erika and Zack.  Cherished uncle of Kaleb James. 

Kyle will also be dearly missed by his grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. 


Howcroft SharonHOWCROFT, Sharon  - It's with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Sharon Howcroft (nee Spires) on May 8, 2019.

After a courageous battle with glioblastoma, Sharon passed peacefully in the comfort of her home, with both her daughters by her side.

Her incredible spirit and positive attitude were an inspiration to her family.

Sharon was born May 15, 1947 to the late Everett and Velma Spires and raised in Solina.

DeJan IonDEJAN, Ion  - Passed away peacefully at home in his bed with his wife Maria by his side on May 12, 2019 at the age of 89 years. 

Beloved husband of Maria for 64.5 years. 

Loving father of Valentin (Christine) and Camelia (Liviu). Tiţu the cherished grandfatherof Andrei (Kristelle), John (Irene), Stefan, Daniel and cherished great grandfatherof Naomi, Sadie and Matei. 

Dear brother of Ortanza, Florea and Victor.

FRENCH, Christine Margaret (Nee BEEDHAM)  - 88, passed peacefully on May 10th, 2019 in Ajax Ontario.

Christine was born September 17, 1930 in Yorkshire, England. 


Cowling RaeCOWLING, Rae Lawrence  –  Peacefully at Strathaven Lifecare Centre, Bowmanville on Sunday, May 12th 2019 at the age of 88.

Beloved husband of the late Celia (née Griffin).

Survived by his sisters Joyce and June and his dear friend Ruth.

HORODENCHUK, Ruth Anne   - It is with deep sorrow and utter sadness that our family and dear friends had to say goodbye to the most beautiful soul;a mother, nanny and dear friend to many. 

Ruth Horodenchuk passed peacefully on the afternoon of May 12, 2019, ironically on Mother’s Day in her 74th year with family by her bedside at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville. 

JARRETT, Paula Caitlin Fleury Jarrett  - Passed away unexpectedly at her Whitby home on Sunday, May 12th.

Dear daughter of Bruce and Patti Fleury, she shared her life over recent years with partner Rick Hughey (Julia and Michael), delighting in the antics of their comical cats. 

GOFF, Percy  - Passed away on May 13, 2019 at the age of 87.

Predeceased by his wife Madeline.

McPhillips JohnMcPHILLIPS, John - Peacefully at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa on Saturday May 11, 2019, with his loving family by his side.

Beloved husband of Anne for 56 years.

Loving father of Anne McPhillips (George Brown), John McPhillips (Nikki) and Brian McPhillips (Jennifer Adcock).

Devoted Papa to Bradley, Kaitlyn, Emily, Colin, Breanyn, Ally, Dylan, Jessie Lee, Britany and Braydon and Great Papa to Kamden, Ryland, Colton, Grayden and Ayva.


Campbell DoreenCAMPBELL, Doreen Mabel  – Passed away at Lakeridge Health, Bowmanville on Saturday, May 11, 2019, just days after her 94th birthday.

Dear sister of Carol LeClair and the late Gwen Murphy.

Dearest friend a.k.a. adopted granddaughter Lisa McKay (Harmer).

She will be missed by her nieces and nephews as well as all the great and great-great nieces and nephews.


McBride AnnaMcBRIDE, Anna  - Peacefully passed away on May 11, 2019 in Oshawa.

Predeceased by her parents, Donald and Elynor. 

She leaves behind her fiancée, Peter Robinson and son, Michael and her 7 siblings.

She will be missed and lovingly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

PAQUETTE, David (Mark) Paquette - Passed peacefully in his sleep on May 11, he was a loving son to Francine, brother to Jewell and April and cherished father to Shaylee.

He will be missed greatly by all.

TIMBERS, Robert Neil   - November 10, 1926 – May 11, 2019

In his 92nd year.  

Born in Ringwood, Ontario to the Late Mable and Winnfred Timbers.


Vaillancourt Armstrong AustinVAILLANCOURT-ARMSTRONG, Austin Daniel James  - Peacefully surrounded by his loving family and friends on Friday May 10, 2019 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa at the age of 24.

Austin, beloved son of Michelle and Peter Poulakis and James Armstrong.

Loving father of Ethan Max.

Adoring partner of Jasmine.

ZEDIC, Alexander “al” Zedic  -  Peacefully passed away at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on May 10, 2019. 

Loving husband of Nellie.

MARROCCO, Gino  - Passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with cancer on Friday, May 10th at the age of 79.

Loving husband of Josy.

GREEN, Bernetta “Betty” (nee Dennis)  - Passed away peacefully on May 10, 2019 in her 86th year.

She now joins her beloved husband Whitfield of 60 years.

WRIGHT, Zetta Mae  - Peacefully on Friday May 10, 2019 at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa, in her 78th year.

Beloved wife of the late Kingsley Wright.

Sherrah ShirleySHERRAH, Shirley   - February 2, 1938May 9, 2019

Passed away peacefully at Fairview Lodge – Whitby on Thursday, May 9, 2019 ath the age of 81.

Beloved wife of the late Glenn.

Loving mother of Debbie (Tim) O’Driscoll, Mark, Karen Sherrah and Bruce. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Sandra, Ashley, Christine, Sky and Candace.