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McLEAN, Frances Doreen McLean   - Passed away on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at her home in Oshawa with family by her side, at age 74.

Frances (nee Blackburn), mother of Linda Dianne, Ken of Pickering, Beverly (Murray Duke) of Lindsay, and Mary (Paul Kennedy) of Oshawa.

LOCK, Anne Marie Lock   -  Passed away at home on September 12th, 2021 at the age of 77 years after a brave five-year battle with cancer. 

Loving wife of John for 57 wonderful years. 

Dear mother of Amanda (Zak) Mroueh, Robert (Kerry) Lock and Mathew (Heather) Lock. 

ENNIS, Rachel Ada Elaine   - February 15, 1944 – September 12, 2021 

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Elaine Ennis, in the Perth hospital on Sunday, September 12th, 2021, beloved wife, mother, nanny, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. 

Elaine will be lovingly missed by the love of her life and husband of 52 years, Bud. 

SMITH, Bonnie Arlene (nee Taylor)   -  Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Monday, September 13, 2021 in her 76th year.

Bonnie, beloved wife of the late Brian Smith.

Loving mother of Steve (Jody), Kevin (Michelle) and Tim.

    

Lyons JohnLYONS, John James “Jack”   -  May 7th, 1941 -September 11th, 2021

Jack passed away suddenly on Saturday, September 11th at Lakeridge Health Oshawa at the age of 80. 

Beloved husband of Cathy Lyons. Adored father of Michele Lyons (Paul) and Mike Lyons (Tracy).

Proud grandfather of Jack, Shawn and Bronwyn. Brother of Marg Longauer (the late Danny). Brother-in-law of Liz Dressing. Uncle to Lance Longauer, Steve Longauer (Nancy), Ray Longauer (Stacey), Ted Longauer (Cathy), and Suzanne Dashney (Kevin). 

Jack was an amazing athlete, who just loved sports. He enjoyed skiing, basketball, baseball and tennis.

Clarke JohnCLARKE, John Alexander Clarke   - March 17, 1952 – September 11, 2021 

Passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, September 11, 2021.

Born March 17, 1952 in Oakville.

Lovingly remembered by his wife Debra, his stepson Andrew (Faye) and predeceased by his stepson Trevor.

Cherished Grandpa to Taylor.

Dearly missed by his six siblings; Sharon, Norman, Daniel, Jill, Jim and Janine and all his nieces and nephews.

Celebration of Life will take place after Covid settles down.

Armour BerthaARMOUR, Bertha Mary   -  October 6, 1922 – September 11, 2021 

Passed away peacefully at Hillsdale Estates LTC on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the age of 98.

Bertha is survived by her nephew Gerry Cornish, her nieces Mary Newell and Wendy Edmonson, and many grand nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents George and Nellie (Fern) Armour and her sister Nellie Cornish.

Bertha was a bank teller at the Dominion Bank (now T.D.) Downtown Oshawa prior to furthering her education and graduating as a Registered Nurse.

She worked in emerge, operating room and other departments of the Oshawa General Hospital, retiring in the late 70’s.

ALLDRED, Marilyn Faye Alldred   -  Peacefully, after a lengthy illness on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the Extendicare Oshawa, at age 88.

Faye (nee Beare), beloved wife of Ron Alldred of Oshawa.

WILLIAMS, Shamila "Diane" Williams   -  Age 50, died on September 11th, 2021.

She is survived by her Son, who made up the entirety of her world, Nicholas Williams (age 28).

She was an incredibly hard working and uplifting person who enjoyed doing anything outdoors, especially if it was with her family.

BLAND, Donald James Bland  - 1937 - 2021  It is with profound sorrow that we announce on Saturday, September 11, 2021, with his loving wife, his children and his sister by his side, Don Bland passed away. 

Don was born on December 26, 1937 to James and Alma (née Fraser) Bland in Toronto, Ontario.

STURROCK, Howard Westley Sturrock   -  1926 - 2021  Imperial Oil Agent in Bowmanville for close to 40 years, with his late brother Gord. 

Howard was born in Toronto on November 1, 1926 to parents Albert Sturrock and Ada Manary. 

Beloved husband of Helen (nee Leavens) for 72 years. 

ZAHARCHUK, John   -  John passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Ajax Pickering Hospital on September 11, 2021, at the age of 89.

Predeceased by his beloved wife, Gloria, and brothers Peter, Fred and Ted.

He will be sadly missed by his sister, Alice.

Ritthaler AliceRITTHALER, Alice Elsie (née Fehr)  –   November 19th, 1937 - September 9th, 2021

Peacefully at home on September 9, 2021 at the age of 83.

Beloved mother of David (Maya) and Tim.

Daughter of the late Benjamin Fehr and Margaret (née Funk).

Dear mom, you were liked by all who knew you.

We will miss the time we spent together.

There will be an empty spot left in our hearts, we will never forget you.

Rest in Peace Mom.

Beneteau BernardBENETEAU, Bernard Leo   -  Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, with his family by his side, at the age of 67. 

Bernie, much loved husband of Mary-Lou. 

Devoted father of Jennifer Douglas (Adam), Kimberly Slute (Warren) and Robert Beneteau. 

Cherished Pepe of Wiley, Finn, and James. 

Predeceased by his parents Agnes and Lawrence Beneteau, and parents-in-law Theresa and Stan Alexander. 

Beloved brother of Elaine Barolak, Shirley Beneteau, Larry Beneteau, and Michelle Janisse. 

WELS, Carl Heinz   -  Carl passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, September 10,2021 at the age of 87 at Sunnycrest Nursing home, Whitby.

Beloved husband of Rita (nee Verfaillie) of 61 years.

Loving father of Ron (Margaret), Derek (Laurie) and predeceased by his loving daughter Kathleen.

SUMMERVILLE, Jessie Baillie  - It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of our beloved mother Jessie Baillie Summerville (nee Stevenson) who celebrated her 94th birthday this past May.

Mom passed away in hospital on Friday September 10, 2021 after a brief illness.

Predeceased by her husband and our dad, retired Toronto Police S/Sgt, Harry Summerville, mom will be greatly missed by her daughters Sharon (Kevin Wilkie), Susan, Cathy and Jeanne as well as her five grandchildren, Christopher, Melissa, Andrew, Philip and Stuart and their spouses, as well as her seven great-grandchildren.

Connor StephanieCONNOR, Stephanie Connor   - July 13, 1979 -  September 8, 2021 

Stephanie was tragically killed at 12:10am on September 8th.

She was the most loving, crazy wild, loyal, mother, daughter, sister, best friend….. she lived life to its fullest.

Stephanie leaves behind two amazing boys Tye (25) and Aiden (10).

Her mother Lisa, predeceased by her father Wayne.

3 sisters Jill, Miranda, Ashleigh (Paul).

Many nieces and nephews, Josh, Victoria, Sarah, Madilynn, Benjamin.

            

Holliday HeberAndPatriciaHOLLIDAY, Heber and Winifred Patricia  -

HOLLIDAY, Heber James (Jim)   - On Tuesday, September 8, 2020, Heber James (Jim) Holliday, loving husband, Dad, Granddad, Uncle and friend, passed away of a heart attack at the age of 92.

He was born near Dorchester on Thames, England on February 6, 1928 and attended school in Wallingford on scholarships.

He immigrated to Canada after marrying his loving wife of 65 years, Winifred (Win) Patricia Holliday (Predeceased March 26, 2020).

Jim was preceded in death by his beloved wife, sister Anne and brother Bert.

He is survived by his daughters Jill and Sheila (Michael Tomasek) and his grandchildren Cody Veal and Sara Veal. He was a long distance and always interested uncle to Colin, Duncan, Mark and Claire. 

Bartling RudolfBARTLING, Rudolf "Rudy" Bartling   -  February 2, 1936 – September 8, 2021 

Passed away peacefully Wednesday evening, September 8, 2021 in Oshawa, ON. 

Rudy was born on February 2nd, 1936 in Bonn, Westphalia, Germany where he trained as a class A auto mechanic at Fleischaur, Germany.

Rudy arrived in Canada in 1957, accepting a position at Volkswagen Canada.

After leaving Volkswagen Canada he worked for several years in California.

    

Giavroutas DimitriosGIAVROUTAS, Dimitrios - (April 6th, 1946 - September 9th, 2021)

Peacefully at Lakeridge Health after a short battle with cancer, on Thursday September 9, 2021 at the age of 75.  

He was always on the hunt for treasure and had quite an extensive collection of things from various yard sales and flea markets.

He always brought the kids ducks or rabbits to play with.

He was nothing short of amazing in his granddaughters' hearts.

He will be remembered fondly by his wife Ismini, sons Constantinos (Anna) and Pavlos (Sarah) and his 5 granddaughters Alexia, Calista, Marissa, Adriana and Alexandra.

    

Djani MichaelDJANI, Michael   -  October 25th, 1934 - September 9th, 2021

Passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Hillsdale Estates, at the age of 86.

Beloved husband of Grace.

Loving father of Steve Djani and Gordon (Tracy) Djani.

Cherished grandfather of Alannah Joslyn, Jacqueline Furnis, and Dylan Djani and great-grandfather of Scarlett.

Michael spent his working life as a Plumber and was a member of Local 46.

He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather and will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. 

Bryksa NancyBRYKSA, Nancy Anne (née Graham) -  Passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at the age of 76.

Beloved wife of Charles for 54 years.

Loving mother to Shari and Brian.

Cherished Grandma to Adam, Megan, Emily and Kathryn.

Great-Grandma to Beatrice.

Nancy was survived by her brother Ross.

Pre-deceased by her parents Melvin and Mildred Graham, and siblings Marjorie and Ronald.

Nancy will be dearly missed by extended family and friends.

 

MELVILLE, John  -  Passed peacefully at Hope St. Terrace on September 9, 2021 at the age of 87.

Beloved husband to Barbara for 64 years.

Much loved dad to Deborah (Geordie) and the late David and Glen (survived by Marylou).

COPPING, Shirley May (Mercer) - Of Orono, born July 6th, 1935, passed away peacefully September 9th, 2021. 

Daughter of Stan and Thelma Mercer.

Wonderful mom to Richard, (Debbie) Linda, (Donnie)Kelly, (Terry) and Brian.

FLORES, Leticia Rios Rodriguez -  Aged 77 Years.  Passed away peacefully at Yee Hong Hospice on Thursday September 9th, 2021.

Beloved wife of the late Efrain Flores Peña.  Loving mother of Jaime (Sandra Valladares) and Abigail (Marek Szczepanski). 

VEALE, William George  -  Slipped away peacefully at Saint Michael’s Hospital, Toronto on Thursday September 9, 2021, in his 89th year.

Beloved son of the late Harry Veale and Luella (McEachern)Veale.

William was the beloved husband of Elsie Marguerite (Langstaff) Veale and the late Edith (McNiven)Veale.

Loving father of Frederick James and Karen Yvonne.