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Matthews JoanMATTHEWS, Joan Hickman  - May 13, 1930 - November 25, 2017

Passed away peacefully at Wynfield Retirement Community on November 25th, 2017 after a courageous battle with several health challenges.

The daughter of Ada and John Matthews of Oshawa, Joan was predeceased by sister Lois Brandt (Robert) and brother John Matthews (Doreen).

She was the cherished aunt of Nancy and Chris Brandt of Oshawa and Robert (Barb) and David (Cory) Matthews of Brooklin.


Swierczynski MarianusSWIERCZYNSKI, Marianus - Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on November 25th, 2017 at the age of 87.

Beloved brother of Sophie Swierczynski and Anna Olechny.

Proud father of Diane and Brigitte.

Cherished grandfather of Emily, Jenna, Jacob and Michael.

Uncle to Lydia, Irene, Elizabeth (Patrick), Richard (Mary), Ted (Viola) and Walter. He will be dearly missed by all of his family and friends.

Marianus spent 30 enjoyable years as a member of the General Motors Union.


Thompson WilliamTHOMPSON, William Verral  - Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Friday November 24th, 2017 after a courageous battle with several health challenges.

Bill is survived by his wife Ria (nee Wilson).

Loved and cherished Dad of Gregory and his wife Cynthia and treasured grandson Benjamin all of Whitby. Pre-deceased by his infant son Michael.

Survived by his brothers Robert and John and his wife Joanne and their families.


Chow MederiseCHOW, Médérise “May” (nee Simoneau)  – Passed away peacefully on Friday, November 24, 2017, at Lakeridge Health Oshawa at the age of 85.

Beloved wife of the late Lewis (2010).

Loving mother of Caroline Stiers and her husband Dave, Robert and his wife Anne Higginson, and Isabelle and her husband Chris Coupland.

Cherished grandmother of Stephanie, Tim, Owen, Addy, and Miles. Dear sister to Irenee and the late Gérard-Raymond. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Born in Pierreville, Quebec on October 13,1932, May worked for Bell Telephone in her hometown as chief telephone operator when she met Lewis.


COHN, André Cohn  - Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on November 24, 2017, age 71, after a battle with lung disease.

Predeceased by wife Claire Séguin, brother Laurent, and parents Adélard and Pauline.


Dunn RaymondDUNN, Raymond Charles  - Age 89 years.  Passed away at Toronto General Hospital on Friday, November 24, 2017.

Raymond was the last surviving child of the late Robert & Mary Dunn. 

Predeceased by his siblings, Leslie (Marjorie) Dunn, Gladys (Bob) Fenton, Robert (Rita) Dunn, Clifford (Neva) Dunn and Ellen (Roy) Curtis. 

He will be lovingly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.


Bolahood BeatriceBOLAHOOD, Beatrice  - December 6th, 1930 - November 24th, 2017

Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Friday, November 24th, 2017 at the age of 86.

She is predeceased by her husband, Joseph Bolahood.

She leaves her son; Wayne Bolahood and his wife Cathy; her daughter Darlene Bolahood and her partner Charles Sylge; her daughter Mary Jo Morrison and her husband Robert; her son Joseph Bolahood II and his wife Carolyn.


McKnight WallaceMcKNIGHT, Wallace "Wally"  -  Passed away on November 23, 2017, at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville, in his 100th year.

Beloved husband of Jean (nee Robinson) for 70 years. 

Loving father of Karen (Ken) Allin, Ron (Ida) McKnight, and Donna Pegg (Cavin Jones).

Loved grandpa of Christopher, Brent (Sarah), Victoria, Emily (Mike), Tyler (Jasmine), Leah (Jordan) and great grandpa of Madelyn, Casey, and Rylynn. Dear brother of Vera Dawson.


Phalen EdwardPHALEN, Edward Thomas  - Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on November 23, 2017 at the age of 65.

Beloved husband to Betty Anne .

Loving father to Jason (Tracy), Dana (Adam), Jimmy (Savana) and Ashley (Gary ).

Cherished grandfather of Tyler, Julian, Cayleb, Liam, Owen, Kayla and Ella.

Truly missed by brothers Pete (Linda) and Perry (Elizabeth).

Donations in Edward’s name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.


CARLISLE, Brian Thomas  - May 7, 1942 – November 23, 2017

Brian passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer at Markham Stouffville Hospital, in his 75th year.

Brian is predeceased by his loving wife Janet, his parents Harry and Hetty.


FRANGESKOU, Kyriakos  - 7/22/2017 - 11/23/2017

Passed away on November 23, 2017 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa surrounded by his family.

Beloved Husband of Korallia.

Loving Dad of Irene and her husband James Penrose.


Conner LeoneCONNER, Leone Marilyn (nee Smith, Nonie) - Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Wednesday November 22nd, 2017 at the age of 84.

Loved husband of the late Gordon Conner (1996) and her treasured late companion Alf Delaney.

Loving mother of Donna Darwen and her husband Tim of Bridgenorth, Linda Rammler and her husband Karl of Brooklin and Ruth-Ann Taber and her husband Charlie of Newcastle.

Grandmother of Christopher, Katelyn, Jennifer, Rebecca, Erin. Dearsister of Jean Morgan (Ross), Helen Gulliver (Bob) and Kay McDougall.


MILROY, John "Jack"  - Passed away at St. Michael's Hospital on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 in his 81st year.

Beloved husband of Catherine. Dear Dad of Jack (Tina), Tom (Laura) and Garry (Michelle).

Proud Grandpa of John (Brittany) and Todd, Great-Grandpa of Grant and Ethan.


Robb SuzanneROBB, Suzanne Ellen (nee Weeks)  - June 19, 1949 - November 22, 2017

After a courageous battle with cancer Suzanne passed away peacefully at her residence, surrounded by her loving family on November 22nd, 2017 at the age of 68.

Beloved and devoted wife of Peter for over 48 years.

Loving and cherished mother to Darryl.

Predeceased by her mother and father Marion and Leonard.


Champagne LionelCHAMPAGNE, Lionel  - March 24, 1933 - November 22, 2017





Orlandi MarioORLANDI, Mario  - Born on June 16, 1935 in Italy, passed away suddenly doing what he loved most on his cherished land in Pickering on November 22, 2017.

Loving husband of Eva for 56 years.

Beloved father of Laura, Dario and Lisa (Steve).

Cherished Nonno and mentor of Stefanie, Ashley, Domenico Mario, Kiana and Sophie.

Dear brother of Loreto (Antonietta), Christina (Michael), Alfredo and the late Pietro (Antonietta) and brother in law of Mario (Ingrid) Pugliese.


Harris EvelynHARRIS, Evelyn M. “Bubs” (nee Hollingsworth)   - 8/30/1940 - 11/15/2017

Evelyn “Bubs” Harris (nee Hollingsworth) passed away peacefully on November 15, 2017 at her home in Brooklin, Ontario while surrounded by her family.

She was the beloved wife of Raymond Harris, and loving mother to Andrew, Nicky and Matthew (Kevin).

She will be fondly remembered by her siblings Terry (Cathy) and Marion (Colin), her grandchildren Skye, Niall, Ada and Nate, Skye’s mother Alisa, and all of her extended family in Canada and England.


BOWIE, Doreen Edna - Passed at the age of 77 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, surrounded by family on November 21st, 2017.

Beloved mom to Candy, Lynda (Lowell), Laurie, Paul (Deanna) and Kristin (Greg).


Davis ShirleyDAVIS, Shirley Elnora (nee Myles) - Age 90 years

Surrounded by the love of her family, Shirley passed away peacefully at Fairhaven Nursing Home, Peterborough on Tuesday November 21, 2017.

Beloved wife of the late John “Jack” Davis.

Cherished mother of Sherryl Barrett (Alan Brookes), Karen Talkachoff (Alex) and Jackelyn Forsey (Rick).

Loving Nana of the late Dwayne Barrett (Janice), Carol Barker (Ken), Dana Barrett (Christine), Robert Harness (Kathy), Cori-Ann Canuel (Jason), Dustin Forsey (Lindsay) and Chad Forsey.


Janiszewski MarekJANISZEWSKI, Marek  - (April 21, 1957 - November 21, 2017) - 

After a valiant battle with cancer, Marek Janiszewski passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa at the age of 60.

Born in Czestochowa, Poland on April 21st, 1957, Marek lived life full optimism, laughter and joy.

Marek will be forever remembered by his wife of 37 years, Malgorzata, his son Peter and his daughter-in-law, Marina.

He will be dearly missed by his friends and family in Canada and Poland.


Dubeau AldieDUBEAU, Aldie Joseph  - (G.M. Retiree)  Suddenly at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, with his family by his side on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 in his 94th year.

Beloved husband of the late Lucrece.

Dear father of Beatrice L’Esperance (Patrick), Carolyn Strachan (Jim), Alden Dubeau (Shirley) and Richard Dubeau (Barbara).

Loving Pépère of MaxineGeypens, Stacey Krasnay, Whitney L’Esperance-Watson, Justin Dubeau, Wesley Dubeau, Brendan Dubeau, Rachel Dubeau, Rebecca Dubeau and eight great grandchildren Madelyn, Bennett and Eric Krasnay, Rory and Liam Allan, Alice and Henry L’Esperance-Watson and Bentley Dubeau.


Gray PriscillaGRAY, Priscilla Coraleen (nee Murdoch) - Born June 9, 1938 in Little Britain, Ontario.

Passed away November 21, 2017 at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg.

Loving wife to John “Jack” for over 60 years. Caring mother to John (Bonnie), Joy, Peter (Alison) and Granny to JJ, Heidi and Emerson.

Predeceased by her parents Peter and Mable Murdoch, her brother Daniel and sister Grace.

Priscilla will be deeply missed by her siblings Peter, Margaret, Florence, William, her extended family and many friends.


Liggitt JohnLIGGITT, John Peter  - Passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on November 21, 2017 at 7:12am at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.

Beloved husband of Donna for 53 years.

Loving father of Cindy (Ken), Patricia (Terry), JP and the late Wanda.

Cherished Grandpa of Rory, Ryan, Cody, Samantha, Daniel, Taya, Skye and Kyle.


Oakman DianneOAKMAN, Dianne Margaret  - Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health - Ajax-Pickering Hospital on November 21st, 2017, in her 63rd year.

Beloved wife of Bill for 42 years.

Amazing Mom to William (Yuki), Rob (Bethany) and Laura.

Proud Baba to Kaede and Akari. Cherished Daughter of Margaret and the late Bob.


Hutka SharonHUTKA, Sharon Ann  - 9/12/1946 - 11/21/2017

Passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday November 21, 2017 at Westshore Retirement Residence Port Perry at the age of 71.

Beloved wife to Ken.

Sharon will be sadly missed by her children Kirsten (Paul Manning) and Paul (Tamara).

Loving Granny to Vito, Dawson, Owen, Aaron.


JACQUES, Lilliane May (McGrath)  - With great sadness, we announce the passing of Lillian on November 21st, 2017 at the age of 89 in the home she shared with her daughter Debbie and Debbie’s husband Bill Lennox in Millbrook, Ontario.