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Bradley JeffreyBRADLEY, Jeffrey Robert - (December 22nd, 1966 - January 3rd, 2022)

Peacefully passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Monday, January 3, 2022 at the age of 55.

Loving Father of Lindsey and Jake.

Beloved Son of Ken and Jo-Anne. Dear Brother of Todd (Liz) and Uncle of Kurtis.

Jeff loved the outdoors. He enjoyed swimming, fishing, kayaking and riding any type of motorized pleasure vehicle.

His pride & joy though, was his home. When he invited you to his home for a bonfire and beer, he invited you to a piece of himself.


Hanke ErwinHANKE, Erwin Hanke   - August 13th, 1929 - Monday, January 3rd, 2022

With great sadness, we announce the peaceful passing of Erwin Hermann Hanke at Sunnycrest Nursing Home on January 3, 2022 at the age of 92.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Stefanie (née Milek) of 40 years and his brother (Herbert Hanke).

He leaves his sister (Hildegard Tiesler); two children: Art Hanke (Raffaela Figliano) and Bob Hanke (Selene Strilesky); two grandchildren (Max Hanke, Callum Hanke).

Born in Sakrau, Germany (Zakrzów, Poland), his family then moved to Salzgitter, where he apprenticed in a factory.

Piney RonaldPINEY, Ronald Charles   -  September 19, 1954 – January 3, 2022 

After a short battle with cancer in his 68th year, Ron passed on Monday, January 3rd, 2022 at Lakeridge Health Port Perry with his wife by his side.

Beloved husband of Mary for 47 years.

Awesome father of Tina (J. L.) Gascon and Ben (Deanna) Piney. Cherished Grandpa of Casey, Brooke, Carleigh, Taylor Piney, and Elizabeth and Erik Gascon.

Loving son of Bev and the late David Piney.

Dear brother of David, Linda (Robert), Jim (Katherine), Kim (Lorne), Shelly (Jerry), Don (Dorothy), Tammy and the late Cindy (Doug), and brother-in-law of Bill Wilson (Linda) and Dave Wilson (Jocelyn).


Vipond DouglasVIPOND, Douglas Franklin  - October 30th, 1935 - Monday, January 3rd, 2022

Passed away in Markham on Monday January 3rd, 2022 at the age of 86.

Loving husband of Wilda (Deceased 2018)

Much loved Dad of Brian Vipond and his wife Liz of Toronto and Alison Rodgers of Brooklin.

Cherished grandfather of Maddie and Jake.

Doug is survived by his brother Sully Vipond (late Gloria).

Predeceased by his brothers Luther (Esther), Lewis (Doris), Bill (Elinor), Tim (Stella), and his sisters Helen, Marjorie (Lorne) and Martha (Taff).

BEARE, Jean Marie   -  Peacefully, in her sleep, on Monday, January 3, 2022 at the Scarborough General Hospital at age 96.

Jean (nee Ward), beloved wife of the late Arnold Byers (1985) and the late Bruce Beare (1986).

Deeply adored mother of Sharon (Gerry), Stan, Cheryl (John), Marie (Shawn).

QUACKENBUSH, David Lionel Quackenbush   -  1956 - 2021  David Lionel Quackenbush went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 3, 2022 at the Lakeridge health Oshawa Hospital.

David, in his 65th year, beloved husband to Angela for 44 years.

Loving Father of Jonathan (Victoria), Stephen (Margaret), William (Angela).

WILSON, June   -  After a courageous battle with Lewy body dementia, June passed away peacefully at the age of 88 with family at her side.

June was in the hearts and thoughts of her many family members and friends. Daughter of Charles and Leola Fiss.

Adored wife of the late Bill Wilson for 65 years. Loving and devoted mother of Randy (Monique), Peter (Tammy) and Lisa.

RUTHERFORD, Malcolm “Mack” Rutherford   -  1933 - 2022  It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Malcolm (Mack) Stuart Rutherford at Lakeridge Health, Bowmanville, on January 4, 2022 in his 89th year.

Survived by his beloved wife Shirley of 67 years.

He will be fondly remembered by his children Glenn, Lorie and Gene (Osmond), Dean and Sharon (Junkin) and Mark and Angela (Locke).


MacPherson JamesMACPHERSON, (Sandy) James Alexander   -  September 22, 1942 – January 2, 2022

Sandy passed away peacefully at home with his family.  

Born in Kincardine, ON, the youngest child of Ella Katherine Macpherson (Brown) and Franklin Edward Macpherson, he is predeceased by his parents as well as his brother, John Macpherson, sister, Mary Culbert, and brother-in-law Murray Culbert.  

Sandy is survived by his beloved dog Hazel, his daughter, Sandra Bennett, son-in law, Don Sinclair, grandchildren Francine Houston (Patrick), and Stuart Bruce, and great-grandchildren, Georgia and Lloyd Houston, his sister-in-law Evonne Macpherson, and his nieces and nephews.   


Hynes JohnHYNES, John Michael Joseph  -  March 9th, 1964 - January 2nd, 2022

Passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 2, 2022 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, at the age of 57.

Beloved son of Marlene Thompson and John Hynes Sr. Loving brother of Timothy (Diane) Williams, Andy Hynes, and Glenn Hynes.

Dear nephew of Myona Murphy.

John will be sadly missed by Wendy, Michael, and Christopher.

As per John’s wishes, cremation has taken place.

Duguy KathleenDUGUAY, Kathleen Margaret Duguay   -  June 7, 1922 – January 2, 2022 

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of the Matriarch of our family, Mrs. Kathleen Duguay on January 2nd, 2022, in her 100th year. Kathleen is predeceased by her husband Harry and 4 siblings, Harry, George, Dora and May and 2 sons Raymond (Louise), Roger (Rosalie).

Survived by her 4 children, Terry (Shirley) Fredericton New Brunswick, Daniel (Karen) Sussex Corner, New Brunswick, Don (Suzan) Campbellton, New Brunswick, Debra and partner Irfan Oshawa, Ontario.

Beloved grandmother of 17 and Great grandmother of 30, all of which reside from the East Coast to the West Coast of Canada. Survived also by niece Susan (Ray) England and great nieces and nephews (England). 


Cripps DianeCRIPPS, Diane Lynn Rose Cripps   - November 26, 1962 -  January 2, 2022 

Diane passed away on January 2, 2022 at Lakeridge health Oshawa at the age of 59.

She leaves behind her beloved husband Darwyn Douglas Peter Cripps, her loving children Graham (Shawna), Vanessa (Alex), Sarah and Josh (Jen), her mother Mabel Andrews (late father David Andrews).Diane was a loving sister of David(Nozomi) and Karen (Michael).

Diane was the proud grandmother (Seema) of Danica, Brianna, Tianna, Elizabeth, Anabelle, Joslynn, Haisley and Patrick.

Beloved aunt of to several nieces and nephews and a niece to many aunts and uncles in Newfoundland and Florida.

HARRISON, Arnold Robert Harrison   - 1957 - 2022  It's with heavy hearts that we sadly announce the passing of Arnold Robert Harrison on January 2 2022.

He was born in the small Quebec town of Grande-Caspedia on the 31st day of August 1957, the second youngest of 5 children to Thelma and Harold Harrison.

CHARETTE, Sally Patricia (nee Payne) Charette   -  Passed away at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on January 2nd, 2022.

Dear mother of James and Will & his wife Kim. 

Loving grandma to Emma Rose. 

Dear sister of Julie, John and Rob Payne.  Daughter of the late Isabel & Fred Payne.

FLEWELL, Reginald Vance  -  (BELL Canada) passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2022, at the age of 75.

After several months of declining health, Reginald died peacefully with his beloved wife Vicky and son Michael by his side.  

Reg was born in Stouffville on September 12, 1946.

He is preceded in death by his father Jack Flewell.

LAVIGNE, Ruby Grace (McLeod) Lavigne   -  January 1, 1942 - January 2, 2022 

It is with heavy hearts we announce Ruby Lavigne (Mom and Nanny) passed away peacefully on Sunday January 2, 2022, in her 80th year at Victoria Manor Long Term Care, Lindsay, Ontario.

She was predeceased by Rene Quenneville and Lovingly remembered by Robert Lavigne. 

MACFARLANE, Colin James   -  April 5, 1928 - January 3, 2022  

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Monday, January 3rd, 2022 at the age of 93. 

Beloved husband of the late Alison. 

Much loved father of Andrew Macfarlane (Janice) and the late Lisa Stoehr (Chris). 

Siiman BrunoSIIMAN, Bruno   -  January 13, 1927 -  December 30, 2021

Bruno was born in Pärnu, Estonia on January 13, 1927, and passed away peacefully December 30th, 2021 at 94 years of age at Ehatare Retirement Home in Scarborough, Ontario.

Beloved husband of his late wife Helle for 73 years. Devoted father of Michael, (Maxine – deceased), Matti (Sylvia), Victor (Lisa) and cherished Poppa to his six grandchildren; Liivia, Cindy, Derek, Kristina, Brooke and Jenna.

Bruno will always be lovingly remembered by Helle’s sister Milvi (Nick) and their children, Rita and Freddie.

Bruno loved his family and friends and will be forever missed by all of us.

STOKES, Suzanne Corinne (nee Geary)   - Of Oshawa, passed away peacefully on New Year’s Day in her 87th year, at Oak Ridges Hospice in Port Perry. 

The fourth of nine sisters, she was born in Peterborough in 1935 and deeply blessed by the loving example of her parents George and Georgette (Beausoleil). 

LUCAS, William Lucas  -  October 7, 1945 - January 1, 2022

It is with great sadness, we inform you that William Lucas, known as Jim to family and friends, passed away the morning of January 1, 2022.

He was born on the beautiful island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on October 7, 1945, the youngest of ten children to Joseph and Olive Lucas.

TAYLOR, William "Bill"  -  Passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 2nd, 2022 in his 83rd year.

Loving husband to Carolyn for 38 wonderful years.

Cherished Father to Steven (Christine)Taylor, Tricia Taylor, Debbie Nichols, Joe (Julie)Nichols, Judith Holden, Janis (the late Narci) Mastrioanni and Heidi (Rob)Montgomery.

LAMERS, Walter  -  It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Walter at Extendicare Oshawa on Sunday, January 2, 2022 at the age of 84.

He was born on May 12, 1937 in Escharen N.B., Holland.

Walter enjoyed sharing his love of gardening with family and friends. 

Beloved father of Cynthia Kicinko (Michael), Sonya Hill (Bruce), Lisa Buchanan (Rev. Iain Buchanan).

MATIRE, Rosaria Martire  -  Peacefully on Monday January 3rd, 2022 at home in Longobardi (Calabria), Italy with her family by her side.

Daughter of late Nicola Martire and the late Carmela Porco.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Francesco Provenzano.

Dragon LeonDRAGON, Leon Henry - (May 30, 1926 – December 31, 2021)

It’s with deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of Leon Dragon at the age of 95. 

Leon was born May 30, 1926 in Rasztowce, Poland to parents Michał and Katarzyna.

He was an only child, but was very close with his cousin Stasia. 

He was a loving husband to his wife Halina Dragon for 71 years.

He was a loving father to his two children, Zbigniew (Dianne) and Elizabeth (Mitch).

One of Leon’s greatest joys in life was his beloved grandchildren Jennifer (Michał) and Matthew.

He was very proud of their accomplishments.

MARKOWSKI, Candice Roberta   - 1948 - 2021

At Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Friday December 24th, 2021, Candice peacefully passed in her sleep from pancreatic cancer at the young age of 73.

Beloved wife of the late Benjamin Markowski. 

Loving mother of Curtiss and his wife Lisa.

Cherished sister of Curtiss and Cyndy (Ted).  

Aunty Slowpoke of Kevin and Colin.  

Step-mother of Steven (Carolin), Randy (Debbie), and Robbie (Vickie).  

Porritt LenorePORRITT, Lenore Elizabeth  -  February 28, 1975 – December 25, 2021 

Passed away peacefully after a long battle with Kidney disease at the Lakeridge Health – Oshawa, Saturday, December 25th, 2021 at the age of 46 years.

Survived by her parents Craig Porritt (Linda) and Barbara Keller (Ronnie).

Loving mother of Ariele Porritt and Derick Reid. Dear sister of Lorraine.

Will be missed by her family and friends especially her cat George.

A Special Thank You to the Doctors and Nurses on C6 Peritoneal Dialysis Unit at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa, Dr. Fung, and the Peritoneal Dialysis Clinic at Lakeridge Health Whitby.

Lenore will be remembered for her strong spirit, warrior soul and kind heart and unstoppable sense of humour.