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Laugllin CaroleLAUGHLIN, Carole (Remego)  - (September 4, 1936December 31, 2018) - 

Passed away peacefully on Monday, December 31st, 2018 in her 83rd year.

Dearly beloved wife of Tom.

Loving mother of Tammy (Ron), Terri, Janna (Rob) and Tommy (Jennifer).

Cherished "Granny" of Christopher (Jessica), Jillian (Phil), Haley, and "Great Granny" of Jack.

Lafrance LucilleLAFRANCE, Lucille  - February 20, 1933December 31, 2018

Heaven has called His angel Lucille home.

She peacefully passed at her home on December 31st, 2018.

Beloved wife of the late Paul of 38 years.

Loving mother of Robert (the late Debbie), Janette (Freeman), Denise (Steve), Louise (Gary), Dan, Angela and the late Michael (Sheila) and Peter.

Mother-in-law to Lea.

SKELCHER, Charlie  - Passed away suddenly with family by his side, at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, on Monday December 31, 2018, at the age of 63.

Sweetheart of Sandra for 50 years.

Baks DonnaBAKS, Donna  - (Long time employee of the Region of Durham - Hillsdale Terraces).

Passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family at Lakeridge Health Hospital, Oshawa on Monday December 31, 2018 at the age of 53.

Beloved wife of Terry and devoted mother to Brandon and Brianna.

Daughter of Betty Wilson and the late William (Bill) Spencer.

Dear sister to Nancy Spencer and the late Terry Spencer.

HERRIDGE, John Thomas  - Peacefully at the Ajax-Pickering Hospital site of Lakeridge Health on Monday December 31, 2018 in his 80th year.

Beloved husband of Mae Herridge (nee Gardner).

POLZIN, Agnes "Rhoda" - (1924 - 2018) - Joins in rest her beloved husband, Arnold.

Loving mother of Nancy, Douglas (Marilyn), Ian (Karen), and Sandy (Audrey).

TAYLOR, William Taylor  - (10/18/1997 - 12/31/2018)

Died suddenly at home on December 31, 2018, at the age of 21 years old.

He will be dearly missed by his mother Renee Taylor, stepfather Martin Knott, father Robert Taylor and by sisters Angie, Maggie and Ashley.

ARCHER, Robert Vernon  -  1927-2018  Passed away peacefully at home on Monday December 31, 2018, with his wife Audrey by his side. 

Bob lived a full life and had a family of four children; Dean, Steven, Sandra and Vernon, and Grandchildren; Christopher, Michelle, Kurt, and Katie.

Butkevicius HenrikasBUTKEVICIUS, Henrikas  - January 19, 1922December 31, 2018

It is with profound sadness that the family of Henrikas Butkevicius announces his passing on December 31, 2018 in his 97th year, surrounded by his loved ones.

Beloved husband of Zofia (d. 2010).

Dearest father of Nijole Cherkas (Andrew) and Rita Bobyk (Orest).

Most loving Granddad to Pauline (Andrew), Joseph (Sarah), Chris (Candice), Daniel, Alexander (Danielle) and Steven.

CORRIGAN, James "Jimmie" Douglas  - (3/9/1933 - 12/30/2018)

It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of James "Jimmie" Corrigan on December 30, 2018 in his 85th year.

Somerville DouglasSOMERVILLE, Douglas - Passed away suddenly while at work on Sunday, December 30, 2018.

Beloved husband of Laura.

Loving father of Janet and Blair and his wife Suzanne. Sadly missed by grandchildren Jacquelyn and Christine.

Doug was an active and proud Shriner for many years and had a passion to do the most he could for the Shrine Hospitals, from a toy and tablet drive to being the Oshawa Shrine Club Hospital Co-ordinator. 

Banks MaryBANKS, Mary Louise - Peacefully at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa on Sunday, December 30th, 2018 at the age of 81.

Predeceased 35 days prior by her husband Cedric.

Adoring mother of Catherine, Sheila and her husband Angelo Siciliano. Cherished mama of Isabella.

Treasured sister of the late Dr. Donald James.

Woodward FrancesWOODWARD, Frances 'Fran' - (March 12, 1922December 30, 2018) - 

Peacefully and surrounded by the love of her family at Chartwell Wynfield Long Term Care Residence, Oshawa on December 30, 2018, Frances (Fran) Woodward, in her 97th year.

Loving matriarch, she inspired with her love of life and family, and her strength, courage and determination.

Loving mother of Bonnie Van Doorn Marshall (Michael), Can-dice Bryan (David) and Sydney Woodward (Debbie).


Jenkins JanetJENKINS, Janet Anne (nee Bryck)  - Peacefully on Sunday December 30, 2018 at University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa at the age of 63.

Janet, beloved wife of John Jenkins.

Much loved mother of Mathew Jenkins (Michelle Cherry) and Amy Jenkins (Stephane Ouellette).

Proud Granny of Madison, Olivia, Rocky, Maddox and Mia.

Janet is predeceased by her parents Verna and Lloyd Bryck.

TURNER, Shirley (nee Gunter)   - Peacefully, on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at the West Haldimand General Hospital in Hagersville, at age 92.

Shirley, beloved wife of the late Roy Turner of Blackstock.

Loved mother of Lorrie and her husband Ron Minshall of Caledonia, and Janet and her husband Jim Byers of Blackstock.

Gorham RoytonGORHAM, Royton 'Roy' George - Peacefully at Hillsdale Terraces in Oshawa on Sunday, December 30, 2018 Roy, in his 88th year, went home to be with the Lord.

Beloved husband of Joanne (née Barron).

Loving father of Wesley (Rhonda) Gorham of Oshawa and Beth (Greg) Madill of Courtice.

Adored Poppy of Amy, Ben and Matthew Madill and Clayton and Claire Gorham.

PACAUD, Loretta Mary Pacaud  - After a wonderful Christmas with her whole family Loretta Pacaud passed away peacefully at home December 30 at the age of 76.

Beloved wife of late Romeo Pacaud.

SHIELDS, Samuel “John”  - With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Samuel John Shields on Sunday December 30, 2018 peacefully at the age of 64 surrounded by his family at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener.

Beloved son of Sam and Ann Shields.  

Sheppard JackSHEPPARD, Jack  - Passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 30th, 2018 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Marg.

Loving father of Rick (Wanda), Marilyn, Cindy-Jo and the late Jack.

Devoted Poppy of Sabrina, Chris, Ashley, Jamie, Myles, Derek, Gabi, Dresdan, Taylor, Michelle and Shanny.

Great grandfather of Taydem, Gineva and Kai.

Dear brother of Richard (Donna-Rae) and the late George and Violet.

Hamilton SamuelHAMILTON, Samuel Pigott  - June 30, 1930December 28, 2018

Passed away peacefully on Friday December 28, 2018 at Glen Hill Strathaven in his 89th year.

Survived by his sister Margaret, in Northern Ireland.

Beloved dad of Peter (Pam), and Kevin (Sandra).

Step grandfather of Pryscilla.

A special thank you to the staff at Strathaven for their wonderful care.

BITTORF, Raymond  - Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Saturday, December 29th, 2018 at the age of 84.

Beloved husband of the late Shirley for 64 years.

Loving father of Deborah (Greg), Brian (Kim), David (Susan) and Barry (Sherie).


Howard McPherson PamelHOWARD-McPHERSON, Pamela June  – Unexpectedly on December 29th, 2018 at Rouge Valley Centenary, at the age of 71.

Beloved wife of Kenneth McPherson.

Loving mother of James and Peter (Magdalena).

Proud grandma of P.J. and Ethan.

MAJER, Mona  – Passed away at home on Saturday, December 29, 2018.

Beloved wife of the late Edmund.

Dear mother of Caroline (Chris) Tompkins, Gary (Andrea) Majer, and Marysia (George) Broughton.

Dionne ZeldaDIONNE, Zelda Mae  - (Retired Head Nurse Oshawa General Hospital)

ZeldaMae Dionne (nee Ingram) passed away suddenly on Saturday December 29, 2018 in her 90th year.

Predeceased by her husband Alan in 2017.

Born in Baltimore ON, as the oldest child to her lateparents Robert (Bob) and Edith Ingram.

BINNS, Joseph Ernest  -  Passed away at Ajax-Pickering Hospital on December 29th, 2018 in his 97th year with his family by his side.

He is survived by his three sons – Brian (Chris), Raymond (Janette) and Anthony (Victoria).

REID, Irene Mae (nee Hasley)  - April 20, 1926 - December 29, 2018

Irene passed away peacefully surrounded by family December 29th, 2018.