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Waugh BrianWAUGH, Brian Clayton Waugh   -  January 2, 1967 – January 9, 2022

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Oshawa on Sunday January 9th, 2022 at the young age of 55.

Brian was surrounded by the deep love of his wife Toni, his nephew Billy and his niece Laura Nicholson.

He bravely faced serious health ailments over the past seven years with strength and humility.

Brian was born in Ottawa, Ontario on January 2nd, 1967 and later raised in Summerside, PEI.

He moved to Pickering, ON in the spring of 1991 to start a new life.

He eventually moved to Whitby, ON when he married his best friend Antonietta (Toni) on July 20th, 2002.

Son of Claude and the late Emma (Schurman) Waugh of Summerside, PEI.

Brian was predeceased by his loving sister Bev and brother-in-law Bill Nicholson of Pickering, ON.

He is survived by his brother Randy (Judy) of Summerside, PEI.

Devoted and loving uncle to Billy (Laura) and Jeremy Nicholson of Whitby as well as Travis and Colton Waugh of Summerside, PEI. Fun-loving great-uncle of Tenley Dianne Nicholson.

Loving and devoted son-in-law to the late Gina (Benacquista) Conflitti. He will be sadly missed by his many cousins, surviving aunts and uncles from both the Waugh and Schurman families of Summerside, PEI.

Brian was a loving, gentle soul of a man who worked hard to create a beautiful life with Toni first at Canadian Tire for over 13 years and then worked another 10 years at Tremco Manufacturing.

He was predeceased by his loving cats: Mink, Snickers and Roxy. He was well loved by his surviving brown male tabby cat Hazey whom was rescued in 2017. November 2014 marked a drastic and serious change in Brian’s health.

He miraculously survived lifesaving open heart surgery that lasted a whopping 15.5 hours.

He and Toni were very appreciative for the second lease on life because of this surgery performed by Dr. Edward Hickey and his team from Sick Kids Hospital.

Sadly, Brian had experienced other serious health issues over the next seven years with humility and great bravery. However, it became too overwhelming and painful for him as the year 2021 was coming to a close. 

In lieu of flowers during this time of COVID-19, donations can be made in Brian’s name to the Hospital for Sick Children, the wonderful hospital that cared for him at the age of 5 with his first open heart surgery, the Humane Society of Durham because of his love for animals especially cats and to the Sandra Schmirler Foundation for whom Brian participated in curling bonspiels for a few years (2008-2012) in efforts to raise money to purchase life-saving equipment for premature and critically ill babies in Canada.

Arrangements have been made for a celebration of life entrusted to OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street W., Oshawa.

As per his wishes, cremation has taken place.  The celebration of life will take place on Saturday, January 22nd, 2022 at 1:30 pm. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we kindly request that friends and family are double-vaxxed and a maximum of 40 people are welcome to attend.

Proof of Vaccination will be requested at the door and all COVID-19 protocols will be in place. 

Please access the following link to reserve a seat for the service:  https://signup.com/go/wUUFXDz 

The Celebration of Life will also be Livestreamed at the following link:  https://funeraweb.tv/diffusions/44109.

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