Current Death Notices



 

CRAWFORD, Harold

Port Perry Chapel

It is with heavy hearts the family announce Harold’s sudden passing at home on Friday, January 19, 2018 in his 85th year. Beloved husband of the late Marie Crawford. Loving mother of Ben (Gail), Steve (Tony Speck) and the late Michael. Cherished grandpa of Tracy Crawford (John Boyle), Sarah Butland (Derek), Shawn Crawford (Ryann), Michelle MacKay (Mitch) and Danielle Bedard (Mike Dart). Proud great grandpa of 7 and great great grandpa of 4. Harold will be dearly missed by his friends at Euchre. He was a long time employee of General Motors.

A memorial service will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 11 a.m. with visitation for one hour prior. A reception will follow on the upper level. In memory of Harold, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or a charity important to you. Send Condolence

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PERREAULT, Pierre

February 22, 1925 - January 16, 2018

Uxbridge Chapel  

On Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Pierre Henri Perreault peacefully entered into rest at the age of 92. Pierre is survived by his loving wife Rosanne (LeBrun) Perreault of 89 years and by his 4 sons John, Michel, Robert, and Henri. The family wish to thank the staff at the Mackenzie Health Hospital and Richview Manor for their kindness and care.

Visitation will be held at Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St.S, Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 10a.m.-12p.m.and 6p.m.-8p.m. Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 70 Toronto Street N., Uxbridge (905-852-6944) on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 11:00a.m.  In memory of Pierre, donations can be made to the Humane Society of Durham Region or the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital. 


PARRY-NICHOLSON, Winnifred

Port Perry Chapel

Win passed away peacefully on the morning of Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital, in her 101st year. Beloved wife of the late Henry Parry and the late Frank Nicholson; loving mother of Barbara Nanninga (Reyer) and the late Kenneth Parry (Linda); cherished grandmother of Brad, Graham, Todd and the late Jeff; proud great-grandmother of Andrew, Sharon, Tia, Ella, Callum, Hannah and Sadie. Predeceased by her sisters; Kay, Joan and Muriel. A special thank you to all the staff and support workers at the Port Perry Villa where Win was a very proud and happy resident.

Funeral service will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach St., Port Perry (905-985-7331) on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 2 p.m. with visitation for one hour prior. A reception on the upper level will immediately follow. Send Condolence


MONSMA, Dora Minke

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Markham Stouffville Hospital at the age of 84. Beloved wife of Rienk Monsma.  Cherished mother to Jack (Kathy) and Darlene (Tom Smith).  Loving grandmother to Brad (Danielle) Monsma and Chris (Leslie) Monsma.  Dear great grandmother to Hannah, Evan, Dylan, Mikayla and Tanis.  Predeceased by her parents Lolle and Dieuwka Vanderkooy of Holland and her 6 brothers. 

Dora will be greatly missed by her extended family and friends, many loving relatives in Holland and by the residents and staff at Parkview Nursing Home. If so desired, donations made to Parkview Long Term Care, 123 Weldon Road, Stouffville ON, L4A 0G8 or The Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.  Arrangements entrusted to Low and Low Funeral Home. Send Condolence


EDWARDS, Maria “Marie”

Port Perry Chapel

It is with heavy hearts the family announce Marie’s peaceful passing at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the age of 60. Beloved partner of Ian Williams. Loving mother of Cathy O’Kane and her husband Phillip. Extremely devoted grandma of Aspyn. Dearly missed by her siblings Stan, Anne and Emilie.  Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Funeral service will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331) on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 12 p.m. with visitation for one hour prior. A reception will follow on the upper level. If desired, donations in memory of Marie may be made to the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Send Condolence

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GARVIE, William “Bill”

Port Perry Chapel

Passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, a short time after his 90th birthday. Beloved husband of 66 years to Helen and father to Aileen (late Jack) of Port Perry, ON, Joanne (Jeff) of Victoria, BC and Brian (Susan) of Kelowna, BC. He was a loving grandfather to Jannah (Gary), Mark (Lauren), Maria, Heather (Landon), Nicole and Carolyn. He was also very proud to have seven great grandchildren. Bill was born on December 25, 1927 in Broxburn, West Lothian, Scotland. After emigrating to Canada in April 1960, Bill and Helen settled in Cambridge, ON. Bill worked as a carpenter and as a construction supervisor. In 1970, the family moved to Markham, ON where Bill was employed by CIBC as a Premises Manager until his retirement in 1989. After retiring, Bill and Helen moved to White Rock, BC, where they remained until 2011. They moved to Port Perry and lived very contentedly at Port Perry Villa until moving next door to Port Perry Place. Bill will be remembered for his sense of humour, his integrity, interest and interaction with those of all ages, and his faith and love of the Lord.

Visitation will take place on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 10:30 am at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 319 Queen Street, Port Perry. A Celebration of Bill’s life will commence at 11 am, with a reception to follow. Arrangements entrusted to the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331). In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bill may be made to the Parkinson Society of Durham Region. Send Condolence

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FOSTER, Marie

Port Perry Chapel

Peacefully in hospital on Sunday, January 14, 2018 after a short illness. Loving wife of Rodd Foster of Greenbank for almost 70 years. Fantastic and devoted mother of Lynne Foster Rose (Bob) of Lagoon City, Reg Foster (Maryann) of Albany, NY, the late Don Foster (Wendy) of Port Perry, John Foster (Kathy) of Port Perry, and Laurie Foster Leduc (Norm) of Whitby. Loving grandmother to her nine grandchildren Chris Kubbinga (Carolyn), Justin Kubbinga (Machiko), Andrew Foster (Terra), Brett Foster, Janelle Leduc (Kevin), Mike Foster (Katrissa), Emma Foster (Brent), Daniel Leduc, and Sam Foster (Amy). Loving great grandmother to Camden, Cole, Chloe, Jaiden, Sloan and Lennon.

Marie grew up in Port Perry, the youngest child of the late Morley and the late Vera Moase. Predeceased by her brother, Bryce Moase of Toronto and sister, Jean Wallis of Port Perry. She is fondly remembered by her many friends as a caring, kind and beautiful person inside and out.     

Marie was an avid gardener, bridge player and member of Greenbank UCW. She loved her walks on a sunny beach in Florida, and anything and everything her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids happened to be doing.

The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of Uxbridge Cottage Hospital.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach St., Port Perry (905-985-7331) from 7-9 p.m. A service to celebrate Marie’s life will take place on Friday, January 19, 2018 at the Greenbank United Church, 19991 Hwy 12 (at Cragg Rd.), Greenbank beginning at 2 p.m. A reception in Marie’s honour will immediately follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Greenbank United Church Memorial Fund or a charity important to you would be appreciated. Send Condolence


ATKINSON, Violet Grace

Port Perry Chapel

Following a brief hospitalization, Violet left this world peacefully on Saturday, January 13th, in her 98th year, surrounded by loving family, excellent care, favourite music and fond memories.  Violet was a dedicated wife to Andrew Atkinson (d.1993) for 55 years; a loving mother to Carol (Harold Naylor, d.2006), Donna (Brian Shanley), Alan (d.1970) (MaryAnn Phillips), Diane White and Joanne (John Marsh). A beloved Gram to 10 grandchildren - Lori (Allen Mulhall), Scott (Karen Naylor), Lynne (Fran Lorbetskie), Jason (Lisa Capnerhurst), Paula (Chad Bowey), Dan (Kerri Marsh), Brad (Jennifer Bacon), Brooke (Tyler Riopel), Andrew (Stacy Kilmer) and Mike (Dianne Marsh). Proud Great-Gramma to "16.5" great-grandchildren - Autumn, Zach and Sabrina White; Brandon, Malcolm, and William Marsh; Sierra McNaughton, Isaac, Silas, and Ezra Bowey; Alan Atkinson; Brody and Rylie Shanley; Adelle and Bronwyn Riopel; and Logan Marsh (with a baby sister expected in February); and finally, Great-Great Gramma to Jasper White. She is the eldest, and last surviving sister to Eleanor, William, Elsie, Marjorie, Ted, and Doug.  She is the cherished and esteemed matriarch of our many Northern cousins in "the Soo", Massey, Sudbury, North Bay and area.  Violet was a loving aunt to many nieces and nephews and extended family.

Violet was born on April 10, 1920 in Haileybury Ontario, to William and Grace Thompson.  As a child, she spent time with her grandparents in Blind River, Ontario, where her Grandfather Hawkins ran the general store.  Violet and Andy married in Toronto in May 1938, and Carol was born in 1940.  Andy soon shipped off to defend his country in World War II.  Upon his return, the family, now including Donna and Alan lived in Ingersoll.  They returned to Toronto, York Township to be exact, and began their long tenure in the familiar 497 Hopewell Avenue home, which then welcomed Diane and Joanne. Violet made that house, however tiny and modest, home and shelter to many.  At one time there were up to 9 individuals (including in-laws) under that gray roof, with only two bedrooms and one bathroom!  It was a landing pad for our visiting Northern relatives, solace to many young people, and a loving and fun place full of mysterious closets for her many grandchildren to explore and slide down the stairs. Many happy summers were spent at the family cottage at Green River- another modest tiny building, bursting at the seams with family, friends, fun and love thanks to Vi. In addition to running the household and family, Vi worked outside the home at a number of jobs.  She would often reminisce about her days in the kitchen at Winona Drive school.  Her cooking was legendary - many of you would have enjoyed her chili sauce, sausage rolls, potato salad, baked goods and Christmas fruit cakes. 

In 1970, tragically, her only son Alan was taken from her in a car accident.  She grieved his loss to her final days. 

Sadly, Andy passed away in 1993, and she sold the house on Hopewell.  But our Violet did not retire quietly - this was the beginning of a new chapter of travel adventures.   She began with a solo trip to England, and toured for 3 weeks as her first adventure.  She followed with many more trips and cruises, including Alaska, Italy, Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico, Vegas, Newfoundland, as well as several trips to B.C., on her own, with her adventurous travel partners, and with family. By this time, Vi had settled in Port Perry, and adjusted easily to small-town life.  She was active in swimming for many years and began a love of golf at 75 years young.  She even did a modelling job for a fur clothing company! 

Vi did not learn to drive until her mid 40's, but then there was no stopping her.  She loved to drive her metallic blue Grand Am with her infamous "ANDY VI" license plate, and could be seen coming down the road as she would fearlessly drive to visit family in Toronto, Orillia and beyond.  She loved to visit Sault Ste. Marie to be with her Northern relatives.  Whether it was a celebration, a wedding, an ill relative or a funeral, Vi made sure that she was there for her Northern family.  

As Vi's health needs increased, she settled at White Cliffe Retirement Residence in 2011.  She enjoyed group outings such as the new Toronto Aquarium, but her favourite outings were always to the casino!  As White Cliffe's most senior resident, she was beloved by the staff and residents alike, and always enjoyed the monthly sing-alongs provided by our dear cousin Jim Atkinson.

Over the years, Violet was a great letter writer.  Her "can-do" attitude led her to learn to use email, when she was well into her 80's.  She was a devoted friend, and we remember her dear friends Beryl Flowers and Anne Phillips, Jock and Rita, and Bill and Connie Walker.

We hope that you will remember your own stories of Vi's long and well-lived life, and share them with our family as we gather to remember her.  Her arms always welcomed friends and loved ones.  

Visitation for Violet will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Low and Low Funeral Home, Port Perry (905-985-7331) beginning at 12 p.m. until service time in the chapel at 2 p.m. Send Condolence


CHELLEW, Gordon Arthur, Jr.

1932 – 2018

Port Perry Chapel 

The Love of My Life is Now at Peace

Peacefully at Port Perry Place on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Born to Gordon Arthur Chellew and Mary (Love) in Kleinberg, Ontario. He was much loved and will be greatly missed by his wife Margaret (nee Gibb) and his children Stan, Brent (Sandra), Susan, Karen Kenny (Deane), and Wendy. Papa will be missed by his grandchildren who loved him very much, Melanie (Tom Comeau), John, Matthew (Jessica), James, Josh, Kaitlyn  (Devan Burden), Karlee, and Adam. Gord loved his great grandchildren Jack, Ben and Natalie Comeau, and his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sisters Margaret (Bill), Aileen (John), Florence (Walter) and brother Jack. Gord was in the property casualty insurance business since his early 20’s, and ended his career as President of the Insurer’s Advisory Organization Inc.

At Gord’s request, cremation has taken place and no funeral service will be held.  A Celebration of Life will take place in the spring, with the exact date to be announced. If desired, donations may be made to the Port Perry Hospital Foundation or The Scott Mission. Arrangements entrusted to the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331). Send Condolence

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FORSYTH, Donald “Don” Stephen

Uxbridge Chapel

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donald Stephen Forsyth on Wednesday January 3, 2018, peacefully at home. Don was the son of Wilfred (Shorty) and Marion Forsyth of Uxbridge Ontario.  He is survived by his wife, Florence, sons William, Paul (Sheila), Stephen (Debbie), daughter Nancy, grandson Greg, grand-daughter Amanda, sisters Winnifred (Harvey) Acton, Doris (Murray) Taylor and predeceased by sons Donald and Lawrence, grandson Andrew, brother Peter (Marie) Forsyth, sisters Muriel (Frank) Skerratt and Margaret (William) Harwood.

Don was born on May 5, 1925 in Uxbridge, Ontario. In 1943 at the age of 18 he enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force.  In 1945 he was honourably discharged and worked at several trades.  He married Florence Wright on February 21, 1952 and they raised six children together.  Don was an employee at Uxbridge Beverages (Coca Cola) for 29 years.  He was a member of The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 170 for over 70 years.  He was especially proud to be a member of the Uxbridge Legion Pipes and Drums for over 40 years.  He cherished his time spent and friendships built with the many people in Haliburton Forest.

Thanks go out to Dr. Brian St. John and the many health care professionals who assisted in his care. Special thanks to Val Savage for the many home visits to assist in his comfort and care. 

As per Don's wishes there will not be a funeral service. A celebration of life will be arranged at a later date at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 170 in Uxbridge.  Arrangements entrusted to the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905-852-3073). Send Condolence


PARADIS, Keith Morris

Port Perry Chapel 

It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Keith at his home on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the age of 61.  Beloved husband of Cathy for 40 incredible years; proud father of Steven, Michael and Brent (Michelle); grandpa to Korbin, Emmitt and Lachlan; brother to Neil (Jennifer); son of Rose (Maurice, Predeceased).  Keith will be dearly missed by his extended family and friends.

Celebration of life will be held at Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331) on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 12p.m. with visitation one hour prior.  Reception to follow.  In memory of Keith, please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre – Odette Cancer Centre. Send Condolence 


TAYLOR, Carol Ann (nee Locke)

September 28, 1941 – January 7, 2018

Uxbridge Chapel 

Passed away peacefully with the support of her family. Carol Ann was the daughter of the late Rhoda and Jim Locke; beloved wife of Neil Taylor of Uxbridge; mother of Stephen and Rose-Mary (Stephen) Wright; Nana to Brandon, Sarah, Taylor (Kari) of Ottawa, Andrew (Amanda), Duncan and Stephanie; sister in-law of Tony, Patricia (Peter) Bilenduke, George (Pat) and Jayne; niece of Margaret (Jim) Hockely. Many thanks to the nurses and doctors at the Lakeridge Health Oshawa ICU.

As per Carol Ann’s wishes, there will be a celebration of her life at a later date. In memory of Carol Ann, please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Send Condolence


 

SAGE, Robert (Bob) Allan

Uxbridge Chapel

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Bob Sage on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto at the age of 58. For 16 months Bob fought a brave and courageous battle with leukemia “One Day at a Time”.  He never gave up his fight and his positivity throughout his journey was such an inspiration to so many people.  Family was everything to Bob and he was surrounded by them right until the end.  He leaves behind his beloved wife of 31 years, Kim whom he was best friends with for 41 years.  Together they have two amazing and loving sons, Brandon and Michael (Kaitlyn).  Bob is also dearly missed by his loving mother Joan Sage (predeceased by his father, Bruce on March 14, 2017), cherished sisters Brenda Carthy (Rob) and Susan Jarrett (Dave), mother-in-law Shirley Dollery (Gene) and sister-in-law Val Kolenbrander (Rick).  He was adored and will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, extended family and dear friends.

Bob and Kim have run a very successful business (Bramic Creative Business Products) for the past 25 years, where their 2 sons now play an important role in the organization. Bob had the biggest heart and a real zest for life.  He loved his home in the countryside and spent all of his spare time outdoors enjoying his cottage, boating, snowmobiling and feeding his deer.  Bob made friends everywhere and always put others before himself.  He left a lasting impact with everyone he met, including other leukemia patients and their families who were having a challenging time with their illness.

A very special thank you to Doctors Minden, Khalaf, Thyagu and Loach and the nursing staff at Princess Margaret Hospital, as well as Dr. Solow and the nursing staff at Markham Stouffville Hospital. We are forever grateful for your knowledge, care and concern.  You worked just as hard as Bob did to try to win this battle right along with him. 

Bob, you are so loved and the memories that we made will be in our hearts forever. Rest in peace now until we meet again.

A visitation at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905-852-3073) will be held on Saturday, January 13 from 1 – 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his memory to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre or to a charity important to you. A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held in the summer of 2018.  Send Condolence

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PARISH, Scott "Benny" Dale

Port Perry Chapel

Passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the age of 41. Dearly loved son of Robin and Connie Parish; beloved brother of Robert (Jen), Ryan (Laura), Amy (Mike) and the late Justin; loving uncle of Matthew, Hailey, Conner, Claire, Reid, Olivia and Emily. Scott is also sadly missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

Funeral service will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach St., Port Perry (905-985-7331) on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 12:30p.m. with visitation prior, beginning at 11a.m. A reception in Scott’s honour will take place immediately following on the upper level. In memory of Scott, please consider a donation to Sick Kids Hospital Foundation, a hospital of your choice or to the Peniel United Church. Send Condolence


WILSON, Clarence Hilliard

Uxbridge Chapel

Peacefully, and surrounded by family, Clarence Hilliard Wilson went to his heavenly home on Thursday, December 28, 2017 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Helen Wilson (nee Noble), dear father of Paul (deceased), Wayne (Marcia), Philip (Jennifer), Stephen (Debby), Christine, and Janette (Brad), proud grandfather of 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Special thanks to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital nurses and doctors for their excellent and compassionate care.

Friends and family may call at Uxbridge Baptist Church, 231 Brock St. W., Uxbridge, on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9p.m. Funeral service will be held at Uxbridge Baptist Church on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 11a.m. with no visitation prior. Following the service, the family invite you to join them for a time of fellowship and refreshments in the church hall. Arrangements entrusted to the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905-852-3073). If desired, memorial donations may be made to Uxbridge Baptist Church (905-852-3662). Send Condolence

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DORKO, Paul Augustine

Uxbridge Chapel

Peacefully at ReachView Village, Uxbridge on Monday, December 25, 2017 in his 74th year.  Paul will be dearly missed by the staff and residents of ReachView Village.

A Celebration of Paul's Life will be held at ReachView Village, 130 Reach Street, Uxbridge on Friday, December 29, 2017 at 10:30am. Paul will be laid to rest at Uxbridge Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905-852-3073). Send Condolence

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JOHNSON, Harry

Uxbridge Chapel

After a long and brave struggle with brain cancer, Harry Johnson passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side, on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at the age of 80. Beloved husband of Carol for over 58 years. Loving father of Diane, David (Alexandra) and foster dad to Ashley. Cherished Grampa of Kevin, Tyler and Casey. Harry was a dedicated volunteer in the community and was always willing to lend a hand to someone in need.

A Celebration of Harry's Life will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 10am with visitation for one hour prior. A reception will follow on the lower level. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sunnybrook Foundation -  Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research or a charity important to you. Send Condolence

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ANDERSON, Frank

Uxbridge Chapel

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Frank Anderson on Monday December 25, 2017 at the young age of 79.  He will be dearly missed by his sons Jim (Sandie), Bill (Lisa), Bob (Laurie). He is survived by 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, his brother Tom and his sisters Marion and Pat.  Predeceased by his first wife Marie and second wife Barabara.  Frank will be missed by his furry animals as he retired as the original owner of Andy’s Towing in 2002 and spent his last days farming in Omemee.  Frank was also an active member and former President of the Omemee Lions Club.

Funeral service to be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 1pm with visitation beginning at 11am. A reception will follow. If desired, donations in memory of Frank may be made to the Humane Society of Durham Region or a charity important to you. Send Condolence 

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CHAPMAN, Millie Aileen

Uxbridge Chapel

Peacefully at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital on Monday, December 25, 2017 at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late Hartley Chapman. Loving mother of Steven (the late Carol) and Sharon. Dear sister of Shirley Chapman (Allan), Pauline Brown (the late Harold), the late John Wallace (Jeanie), Maxine Winehall (Frank) and Allan Wallace (the late Maureen). Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

A Celebration of Aileen’s Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905-852-3073). In memory of Aileen, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.  Send Condolence

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PODPORA, Stanley

October 2, 1949 - December 22, 2017

Uxbridge Chapel

It is with profound sadness that we share the loss of Stanley after his courageous battles. Stanley will be fondly remembered for his entrepreneurial skills, his sharp wit and his cunning ways. Predeceased by his parents Jessie and Stanley Podpora, and his brothers Bill and Chester. Survived by his loving baby sister Helen (Colin), his compassionate brothers Ian (Sue) and Wally (Debbie), also by his sisters Jean, Pauline, Charlotte. Special thanks for their care and extended kindnesses from his nieces Heather Buchanan and Bonnie Hughes, along with Colin’s family for circling Stan with love. A heartfelt thanks to his personal friends who followed  him through this journey.  Special thanks to Dr. Denis Kim and the bone marrow transplant team at Princess Margaret Hospital. He will be sorely missed.  

At Stanley’s request, cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905-852-3073). A Celebration of Stan’s Life will take place at the Udora Hall, 24 Victoria Road, Udora, on Saturday, December 30, 2017 from 2-4pm. If desired, donations to Princess Margaret Hospital may be made in Stanley’s memory. Send Condolence

It broke our hearts to lose you but you did not go alone. “Till we all meet again”

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FROATS, Judith Anne “Jude”

Port Perry Chapel

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 surrounded by her family and loved ones at her home in Port Perry, at the age of 65. Judith Anne was born in Newmarket, Ontario on June 15, 1952. She graduated in the class of 1973 from Toronto East General Hospital as a registered nurse and spent her whole career in health care and devoted her life to helping others. Jude married her loving husband John on February 15, 1975 and they spent 43 wonderful years together. They truly were soul mates. Jude was an amazing mother to Jennifer Pashley (Mike), Jonathan Froats and Jordan Froats (Katy). Jude was also a very active and caring grandmother to Adelaide, Benjamin, Reilly and Jordyn. She will be lovingly remembered by her siblings, Marijane Perry (Frank), Candyce Brown (Robert) and Bill Burkholder (Wendy).  She was predeceased by her parents William and Gwendolyn Burkholder. Jude enjoyed skiing, reading, dancing, art, world traveling, dragon boating, spending quality time with friends and family, volunteering in the community; she was an inspiration and lived life to the fullest with love and joy and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

                            Jude was proof that angels walk amongst us!

Friends and family may call at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331) on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Memorial service will be held at the Port Perry United Church, 294 Queen Street, Port Perry on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 1 p.m., with visitation for one hour prior. A reception will follow in the church hall. In memory of Jude, donations may be made to the Dragon Flies Breast Cancer Survivor Group (www.thedragonflies.org) or to the Port Perry Hospital Foundation. Send Condolence

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