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WHITEFIELD, John Baxter –   View Family Photos & Express Condolences

Whitefield_John(November 11, 1932 – March 3, 2015)

John Baxter Whitefield (Retired mechanic of General Motors, Truck Plant, Oshawa) passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 at Hillsdale Terraces surrounded by his family.

Beloved husband of Marilyn (Parkes) for 57 years.  Dear father of Barb Vaillancourt (Ken), Jill Smallwood (Dave), and P.G. Whitefield (Yanni Pigatsiotopoulos).

Loving grandfather of Julie (Kyle), Jennifer (Edward), Ryan, Matthew, Joshua (Jenny) and Ellicia and great grandfather to Madison and Edan.  Survived by his brothers George, Rob, Bill, David and Raymond.

Predeceased by brothers Sam, Tom, and Walter.  John spent his leisure time playing shuffle board, dancing, playing Euchre, managing his finances, spending time with family, and travelling the world with his wife.

He was a proud member of the Oshawa Legion.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated.

A sincere thank you to the wonderful and caring staff of Ocean View, Hillsdale Terraces.

Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Friday, March 6th from 7 – 9 p.m. and Saturday, March 7th from 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m.

Online condolences may be made at oshawafuneralhome.com


Archie Blue

'A Celebration of Life Service for Archie Blue will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 637, 1251 Simcoe Street North, Unit #9, Oshawa on March 8 at 3 PM. Archie passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on January 19, 2015 at the age of 89 years.'

A Celebration of Life Service for Archie Blue will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 637, 1251 Simcoe Street North, Unit #9, Oshawa on March 8 at 3 PM. Archie passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on January 19, 2015 at the age of 89 years.


Valmore Gaudette

Gaudette, Valmore Joseph (Val)
General Motors Employee for 31 years, Member of the Royal Canadian Legion and Army Veteran.
Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Whitby on Friday February 20, 2015 in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Grace for 33 years. Loving father of Neil, Valerie, Phillip, Catherine, Tommy, Audel (Anita), Allard (Monita), Gisele, Ivan (Georgette), Allain and predeceased by Rachel and Orelle. Sadly missed by grandchildren and great grandchildren. Survived by his sister Lucille and brother in law Eddie.
Memorial visitation will be held at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa on Tuesday February 24th from 7-9 pm. A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday February 25th at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church at 1 pm. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. For online condolences please visit www.armstrongfuneralhome.net.

It is with great sadness that we also announce the passing of Danny Saunders.

There will be a Celebration of Life held by his family in Alfie’s Lounge  at Branch 43 on

Sunday February 15th

at 12:00pm


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Clarence Sanders
September 26, 1924 – February 2, 2015

WWII Veteran, former GM employee from Campbellford, Ontario residing in Oshawa.

Passed away at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville surrounded by his family in his 91st year.

Predeceased by his spouses Nellie Sanders and Vera Sanders.

Beloved husband of Marie Sanders. Loving father of Lyn (Bill), John, Gail (Randy), Marie (Richard), James (Mary), Robert (Maryellen).

Predeceased by his daughter Jeanette and his son Tom. Cherished grandfather to Tracey (Kelly), Angie (predeceased by Adam), Jennifer (Chris), Lisa (Aaron), Jessica (Craig), Kyle, Megan (Kayl), and “the little one” Nicole (Joe). Dear great-grandfather of Mike, Matt, Sarah, Brody, and Cohen.

Predeceased by siblings Eva, Margaret, Hellen, James, Tom and Frank. He is survived by his sisters Jenny and Dorothy. Clarence will be missed by his friends, family and all who knew him.

Friends and family are welcome to gather at MOUNT LAWN FUNERAL HOME, (21 Garrard Rd. Whitby. 905-443-3376) on Thursday February 5th from 1:30 pm until the time of service in our chapel at 3:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Nicole’s journey for wounded warriors, support Nicole atwww.woundedwarriors.ca

Memories may be shared at mountlawn.ca.


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SOROCHAN, John

August 16, 1927 – January 25, 2015

Retired 34 years Oshawa Fire Dept.

Former Owner/Founder of S.S. Swim Pools Limited

Peacefully passed at Lakeridge Health – Bowmanville on Sunday, January 25th, 2015 at the age of 87.

Beloved husband of the late Lois (nee Blow).

Dear father of Randy Sorochan, Cheryl Barlow (Jim) and Jamie Sorochan (Pam). Cherished grandfather of Tammy (Paul), Angie (Trent), Jason (Maggie), Jennifer (Shelby), Jessica and Jacqueline. John will be lovingly remembered by his great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Predeceased by his brother George Sorochan, sister Ona Zambonelli and sister-in-law June Keenan.

Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Thursday, January 29th from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m.

Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, January 30th at 2:30 p.m.

Memorial donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Canada would be greatly appreciated.

Online condolences may be made at oshawafuneralhome.com.


Ross Alymer Adams
Ross Alymer Adams
August 26, 1922 – January 3, 2015
A resident of Kingsway Arms, Bowmanville, formerly of Oshawa, Ross Alymer Adams, in his 93rd year, died peacefully on Saturday, January 3, 2015, at Lakeridge Health, Bowmanville.  Son of the late Zachariah and Margaret (Elford) Adams, Bowmanville, he came from pioneers who settled here from Co. Monaghan, Ireland in 1834 and was born August 26, 1922 in Haydon, Darlington Twp., Ont.  He was a veteran of the Second World War, being part of The Black Watch Regiment. While in England he met and married his late wife, the former Margaret Eva “Peggy” Alsford (2007) on August 13, 1949.  They sailed to Canada shortly afterwards and lived in Bowmanville before settling in Oshawa in 1964, where they raised their four children.  Employed by General Motors he retired in 1986.  Surviving are his four children: Gail Grant, Oshawa; Roslyn Muir, Newcastle; Terry Adams, Bowmanville and Tracy Lincmajer, Courtice; eight grandchildren: Troy Grant, Revelstoke, B.C.; Rhonda (Raymond) Buller, Oshawa; Ryan Grant (Jake Hudson), Toronto; Amanda (Adam) Millson, Pontypool; Emily Muir  (Jennifer McCall), Courtice; Matthew (Tancy) Muir, Pontypool, Christopher Lincmajer (Ashley Magee), Caesarea; and Jessica Lincmajer (Terry Dymond), Oshawa; and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Murray (Ada) Adams, Bryce and Blaine Adams, all of Bowmanville. Predeceased by brothers, Berwin (2000), Wayburn (2003), Samuel (2009) and Garry (1956); one sister, Marguerite (2004), Mrs. Allan Beacock and one son, Larry Adams (1953).  A true family man who enjoyed the simplest and most meaningful pleasures, his proudest achievement is undoubtedly the rich legacy of love he leaves behind in those who cherish his memory. Our lives have been shaped and richened by the wealth of memories you have bestowed on each of us, and these pieces of you we hold tightly in our hearts forever.  A visitation will be held at the Morris Funeral Chapel, 4 Division St., Bowmanville on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9. A funeral service in the Morris Chapel on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 1 p.m.  Interment Hampton Union Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated or Lakeridge Health – Bowmanville.

Gary Jackson ObituaryGary Franklin Jackson
June 8, 1945 – January 7, 2015
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JACKSON, Gary Franklin “Pops” (Longtime Sears employee and in retirement became the renowned JKL greeter) While enjoying time with friends on the curling rink, Gary passed away suddenly and peacefully on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 at the age of 69. Loving partner and soulmate of Cheryl for 49 years. Loving and cherished Dad of Coellen & Joe and Cami & Mark. Adored Grampa of Caly, Jacob, Matthew and William. Gary was much loved by his sister Gail, her husband Kevin and their daughter Laura. Beloved brother of Jack, his wife Donna and their children John, Michelle and Nicole; Terry, his wife Cheryl and their son Dustin. Gary will also be missed by his extended family and friends. Those who knew Gary will fondly remember him for his love of curling, golf, dedication to his family and of course, his sense of humour. He was always a positive light, willing to help anyone, anytime. Proud longtime resident of Cedardale and dedicated longtime active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43. He will be truly missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Sunday, January 11th from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, January 12th at 3:00 p.m. Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted for the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43.

James William ‘Bill’ Smith
January 1st, 2015

It is with great sadness we annouce the passing of our Veteran and Comrade at his residence in Lucan, on Thursday, January 1, 2015. Loving husband of the late Constance Lorraine Smith (2012).

Bill dedicated his life to supporting Veterans. Most recently, he was the Chairman of the Soldiers’ Aid Commission of Ontario. He has also served as the President of Branch 540 Lucan, District Zone Commander, District A Zone Commander, Provincial President and National Poppy Chairman.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 189 Main Street, Lucan, where the memorial service will immediately follow at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bill are asked to consider the Poppy Fund of your local Legion branch.


WILSON – Donald E. Age 88, on December 29, 2014, beloved husband of Jean (nee Winchester) Staebell-Killenberger and the late Maggie (Miles) Wilson; father of James and Neal (Pattie) Wilson, LoriAnne (Dan) Severtson; stepfather of Karen (Jim) Juliano, Mary Roush, Gretchen (Dean) Moore, Betsy (Bob) Almeter, Laurie (Don) Bishop, Charles (Mary) Staebell; also survived by seven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Sunday, January 11 from 1 to 3 PM at Ross Funeral Home of Akron, LLC, 10 Eckerson Avenue, Akron. A Funeral Service will take place immediately following. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Hearts & Hands, and Meals on Wheels. Visit www.rossakron.com.

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Gordon Jackson ObituaryGordon James Jackson
October 23, 1919 – December 23, 2014
JACKSON, Gordon James (Skeeter) (WWII Veteran) Passed away peacefully at his home on December 23rd, 2014 at the age of 95. Loving and adored husband and soul mate of Agnes (nee Cochrane) for 71 years. Loving and cherished dad of Ian (Gayle) and Faye (Robert Burns). Incredibly caring and loving granddad of Sean (Tasha), Tracy (Matt), Jeremy, Timothy, Emily and Matthew. Cherished great grandpapa of Cooper and McKenna. Gordon will be dearly missed by his sister Marion (late Seymour Bigwood) and is predeceased by Bernice (late Harold Perry). Gordon leaves behind many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Those who knew Gordon…
JACKSON, Gordon James (Skeeter)
(WWII Veteran)
Passed away peacefully at his home on December 23rd, 2014 at the age of 95. Loving and adored husband and soul mate of Agnes (nee Cochrane) for 71 years. Loving and cherished dad of Ian (Gayle) and Faye (Robert Burns). Incredibly caring and loving granddad of Sean (Tasha), Tracy (Matt), Jeremy, Timothy, Emily and Matthew. Cherished great grandpapa of Cooper and McKenna. Gordon will be dearly missed by his sister Marion (late Seymour Bigwood) and is predeceased by Bernice (late Harold Perry). Gordon leaves behind many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Those who knew Gordon will remember him for his great love of sports especially golf and curling. Gordon had a gregarious personality although quiet and contemplative he would enjoy engaging people in conversation. He will be missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West, (905-721-1234) on Monday, December 29th, from 2:00 p.m. until time of Celebration of Life in the Chapel at 3:00 p.m. Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted for the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society.

 

It is with great sadness that we at Branch 43 must now say goodbye to our long time friend, supporter and bartender Patricia Kehoe who passed away on December 20th. We express our condolences to all of her family, friends, and coworkers.

Pat you will be greatly missed by everyone at the branch.

DURHAM WEBSITE KEHOE, Patricia Dianne (nee Kellar) –

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Passed away peacefully at Ross Memorial Hospital on Saturday, December 20th, 2014 at the age of 67.

Beloved wife of the late Robert Whitely.

Loving mother of Rod (Leanne) and Karen. Cherished Granny of Nicole and Ryan. Dear sister of Bob.

Patricia will be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

At Patricia’s request no services will take place.

Arrangements entrusted to OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234).

Memorial donations to the Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be made at www.oshawafuneralhome.com.


FLINTOFF, Douglas Charles –

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DURHAM WEBSITE Peacefully at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa on Saturday, December 20, 2014.Doug, in his 93rd year.

Beloved husband of Rita Kathleen (née Tait).

Loving father of Donald (Eva) Flintoff, Dennis (Mary) Flintoff and Deborah (late Brian) Marsh. Dear grandfather of Jennifer (Tim) Patfield, Daryl (Debbie) Flintoff and Mackenzie and Colin Marsh.

Great-grandfather of Rylee, Hayden and Ethan Patfield and Drew Flintoff.

Brother of the late Glendon and Ronald Flintoff. Missed by sister-in-law Ilean Flintoff and several nieces and nephews.

Doug was a World War II veteran of the RCOC, a founding member of St. Joseph The Worker Church, member of St. Joseph The Worker Knights of Columbus Council #9989, member of the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch #43) and of St. Joseph’s Seniors Group.

Relatives and friends may call at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Friday, January 2nd, 2015 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. Prayers at 2:00 p.m.  The Knights of Columbus will have prayers at 8:00 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph The Worker R.C. Church, 1100 Mary St. N. (at Beatrice St. E.), Oshawa on Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 at 12 noon. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Whitby.

Donations in memory of Doug to St. Joseph The Worker Building Fund or to a favourite CHARITY would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be made at makfuneralhome.com.


GOODMAN, Donald PaulBorn December 29th, 1936 in Toronto, Ontario. Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on December 13th, 2014 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa. Predeceased by his wife Colleen Anne (nee McCormick). Survived by his children; Stephen, Anne, Donald, Kathleen, Robert, and Amy, and his sister Shalagh. Proud grandfather of Shawn, Lise, Brendan, Natalie, Nicholas and Candice. Donald will also be greatly missed by his daughter-in-laws; Linda and Anita, son-in-law Dave (Anne), and half-brother Charles (Nancy).
Don served in the Military from 1956-1978, retiring as a Sergeant in the Military Police. He continued his career in security with Ontario Power Generation and the Oshawa Centre. Although his passing came quickly, he is now with our Mom which is where he wanted to be, taking long walks together like she always wanted.
A Memorial Service will take place at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME 124 King Street East, Oshawa, on Thursday December 18th at 1pm. Visitation will be held an hour prior to service time starting at 12pm. Many thanks to all the Doctors and Nurses who assisted our Dad. Especially nurses Patty and Angela, and Dr. Sridhar and Dr. Tan. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lakeridge Health Foundation would be appreciated. To place online condolences, please visit www.armstrongfuneralhome.net.

RUDKA, Peter S. –   “Express Condolences

Rudka_PeterMay 15, 1921 – December 11, 2014

Retired 43 year Employee of General Motors of Canada,

Veteran WW11,

R.C.A.S.C. in Italy & Germany,

Member of Canadian Legion Branch 43 and Oshawa Naval Veteran’s Club,

75 years Oshawa Generals Season Ticket Holder.

Peacefully at Lakeridge Health – Bowmanville on Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at the age of 93.

Beloved husband of Helen (nee Bulkowski) for 67 years.

Dear father of Gary, Robert (Sharri), Patricia MacQueen (Brian) and James. Loving Grandpa/Gigi of Tracie, Jodie, Amber, Shane, Damian and Emily, and great grandfather of Jordan, Bryce, Kolson, Easton, Hayley and Alexis.

Brother of the late Mary Jacula, Michael Rudka, Helen Malachowski and John Rudka.

Peter will be lovingly remembered by his extended and friends.

Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Monday, December 15thfrom 6 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be held at ST. GERTRUDE CATHOLIC CHURCH (690 King Street East, Oshawa) on Tuesday, December 16th, at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation will be appreciated.

Online condolences may be made at oshawafuneralhome.com.


 

CREAMER, Harold

Creamer_Harold(Long time member of Legion Branch #43; WWII veteran)

Peacefully, with family by his side, at Hillsdale Terraces, on Sunday, December 7, 2014, at the age of 95.

Beloved husband of the late Isabell Creamer (née Smith).

Loving father of John (Judith) McConkey, Doug (Linda) Creamer, and Bill (Heather) Creamer.

Devoted grandpa of Aidan (Stephanie), Jennifer (Steven), Jamie (Christine), Darryl (Stephanie), Laura (Chris), and Paul (Joanna).

Cherished great-grandpa of Matt, Kaiden, Connor and Carley. Harold will be missed by many extended family and friends.

Predeceased by his brothers Gord, Carl, Norm, Ron and sister Helen.

Relatives and friends may call at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 1:00 pm until time of service in the chapel at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations made in memory of Harold to the War Amps of Canada or a charity of choice would be appreciated by his family.

A special thank you to the Doctors, Nurses and Staff of Hillsdale Terraces, Ocean View 3rd Floor for their care and compassion.

Online condolences may be made at makfuneralhome.com.


Derek Ewell

EWELL, Derek Raymond
After a courageous battle with cancer, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father, papa, and friend. Derek passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Friday December 5, 2014. Derek will always be remembered for his love of sports, playing & umpiring baseball, and being on many curling teams. Loving husband for 30 years of Beverly Ewell. Cherished father of Krista Lowell (Jim). Very proud papa of Trenton Lowell (the sunshine of his life). Derek will also be sadly missed by his mother-in-laws; Pauline MacLean (late Winford MacLean), and Jeanette Fox (late Lesley Fox), his brother-in-laws; Brent Fox-MacLean (Andrea), and Don Walton (late Karla Walton), and his nephew; Scott Fox-MacLean. Predeceased by his parents Maurice & Doris Ewell. Derek will be truly missed by all who knew him, and for his true joy and happiness for life, laughter, family, and friends. The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the exceptional care and support from family and friends, as well as the wonderful nurses, PSW’s and respite care workers. Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME 124 King Street East, Oshawa, (905) 433-4711 for visitation on Tuesday December 9th from 2pm-4pm & 7pm-9pm. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday December 10th at 11am. Memorial donations are appreciated to the Canadian Tire Jumpstart for Kids or Team Chelsea. To place online condolences, please visit www.armstrongfuneralhome.net.

SAGAR, Carol –   “Express Condolences

Sagar_Carol(April 19, 1950 – November 28, 2014)

Peacefully after a year-long battle with cancer at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on November 28th, 2014, at the age of 64.

Beloved sister of Jeannie, Glady (Ron), the late Norma and the late Lillian. Cherished aunt of Liz, Randy, Curtis and Ronnie. Fondly remembered by her great nieces and nephews.

Carol will be dearly missed by her best friend Barb.

A special thank you to the nursing staff at Lakeridge Health Oshawa – Palliative Care.

Memorial Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Wednesday, December 3rd from 10:00 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.


Sir William "Sam" James MAGEE

MAGEE, Sir William “Sam” James

CD, OMC, SSM (USA), BSM w/V (USA), BSM (USA)

FIRST SPECIAL SERVICE FORCE US-CANADA

“Devil’s Brigade”

At Lakeridge Health in Oshawa, on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the age of 91. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (née Fiddes). Loving father of Michael, Marci, Andrew (Shannon), Jennifer and predeceased by Paul. Devoted grandfather to Zoe, Kelly, Natalie, Kristine (Donald), Andrew Jr, Mark, Michael, Sawyer, Marlowe, and great-grandchildren Darwin, Stella, Ethan, Owen, Ava Lynne, Abel, Tayler and Landyn. Brother of Aubrey Magee (deceased), Ellen Mongomery (deceased), Shirley Izon, Sheala Aggett and Jack Magee. Predeceased by parents William and Euna Magee. Will be fondly remembered by Mike O’Shaughnessy and his son, Zachary. Relatives and friends may pay their respects at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. A funeral service will be held at COLONEL R.S. McLAUGHLIN ARMOURY, 53 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Interment Thornton Cemetery. Donations made in memory of William to any organization that supports children or youth, that you were involved with when you met William or any presently supported children or youth organizations in your area would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at www.makfuneralhome.com.

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