Current Death Notices


 

de BOER, Florence Jeannette Philomena Maria (nee Jaspers)

Uxbridge Chapel

It is with deep sadness that the family of Florence de Boer announces her passing on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the age of 87. Florrie was predeceased by her loving husband of 55 years, Ben de Boer, in 2009. She will be lovingly remembered by her four children Adrian (Silvana), Paul (Karin), Joan Norton (Dan) and Janet Worsley (Harry). Oma will forever be in the hearts of her twelve beloved grandchildren Steven, Lizz (Sean), Brien (Natalia), Ben (Brooke), John, Jennie, Nicole, Richard, A.J. (Adam), Bowen, Kris and Sanne. Florence will also be dearly remembered by her sister Jeannette Klomp (Jo), her brother Jan (Mieke, predeceased) and was predeceased by her loving sister Hilde.

A funeral service will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 11am, with visitation for one hour prior. A reception will follow. If desired, donations in memory of Florence may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region, the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Foundation or the Port Perry Hospital Foundation. Send Condolence

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STEVENSON, Carol Marlene (R.D., C.D.E.)

Uxbridge Chapel

Peacefully at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital on Saturday, December 9, 2017 in her 63rd year.  Beloved wife of Ron for 37 years. Loving mother of Janene (Jeremy) and Jeff. Cherished grandma of Carson and Elise. Dear sister of Sylvia and Leslie. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Carol was a devoted employee of the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital for 28 years.

A funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s Leaskdale Presbyterian Church, 12251 Regional Road 1, Leaskdale on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 1pm, with visitation for one hour prior. A reception will follow in the church hall. Arrangements entrusted to the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905-852-3073). In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Carol may be made to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.  Send Condolence

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MOLLISON, Glen Allan

November 15, 1935 – December 7, 2017

Uxbridge Chapel 

Glen Allan Mollison passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Judy for 62 years; dearly loved father of Patricia (deceased) and Brenda (Ron); cherished grandfather of Donny (Aleshia), Brandi (James), Nickolas (Sherry) and Candice; great-grandfather of Kodey, Konnor, Ivy, Jaden, Mya, Liam, Alyssa, Tyler, Jorden and Savannah. Glen will also be sadly missed by his sister, Barbara Mollison.

Memorial service will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 1p.m. with visitation for one hour prior. Reception will immediately follow. In memory of Glen, please consider a donation to Five Counties Children’s Centre (www.fivecounties.on.ca) Send Condolence


 

STINER, Helen Josephine

March 30, 1931 – December 7, 2017

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, December 7, 2017 in her 87th year. Predeceased by her loving husband Jack and son Douglas.  Cherished mother of Elizabeth (Dale) Feasby, Brian Stiner and Nancy (Wayne) Baker.  Proud grandma of 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  Helen will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Funeral Service will take place at Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St S. (905-852-3073), on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 2p.m. with visitation one hour prior.  Following the service, Helen will be laid to rest in the Uxbridge Cemetery with her husband, after which time a reception will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #170, 109 Franklin Street, Uxbridge.  In memory of Helen, please consider a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #170.        Send Condolence


 

WHITLEY, Brian

Uxbridge Chapel

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband and father Brian, on November 28th, at Markham Stouffville Hospital, surrounded by his loving wife and family. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 51 years, Brigitte, and his children Deborah (Peter) de Ville, Catherine (Chris) Huyer, Paul (Julie), and Kristine (Rob) Carlson. Brian was the proud and cherished grandfather to Whitley, Kiri, Perry, James, Coby, Adele, Carter, Kate, Reid, Oliver and, soon to arrive, Grace. Brian is predeceased by his parents Mildred and Joseph Whitley and his brother Tom Whitley (Joanne). He is survived by Bob (Anne), Bev (Sid) Kerrigan, and Helen (Kevin) Chisholm and many nieces and nephews. Brian was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many, and he will be missed by all. 

Brian, and the love of his life and best friend, Brigitte, loved to be surrounded by family and friends and they worked hard to create a home where you always felt welcome. It brought him great joy to watch his children and grandchildren having a great time boating, swimming and skating at the lake. He loved nothing more than to sit and watch the sunset on the water with a rum and coke in hand. Brian was an accomplished police officer, and devoted 25 years to the service. He was a true athlete as he excelled at his favorite sport, hockey, and he enjoyed both playing and watching the game his whole life. Brian was always willing to lend a hand and he enjoyed helping others. His handyman skills made him an asset at the golf course where he worked during his retirement years. A special thanks to the staff at Reachview Village and Markham Stouffville Hospital for their care and compassion. 

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) from 2-4 and 7-9p.m. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 70 Toronto St. N., Uxbridge beginning at 11a.m. For those who wish, memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Durham. Send Condolence


 

HARVEY, Elaine

Port Perry Chapel 

It is with great sadness that the family of Elaine Harvey (nee Swan) announce her peaceful passing at her home on Alma Street, Port Perry with her family by her side, on Monday, November 27, 2017 after an 8 year fight against breast cancer. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband of 32 years, Walter; daughter, Keren and son Jordan as well as her parents Christine and Jim Swan.

A Celebration of Elaine’s Life will take place on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach St., Port Perry beginning at 7p.m. with visitation for one hour prior. Reception to follow. In memory of Elaine, please consider a donation to Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre, Oshawa (http://hearthplace.org/donate/) Send Condolence


 

FRITH, Florence May

Uxbridge Chapel 

Passed away peacefully at the Wynfield, Oshawa on Monday, November 20, 2017 in her 100th year. Florence was predeceased by her loving husband, Donald Weston Frith (1978). Beloved mother of Joanne Lane (Ken) and Brian (Kim Purdon); dearly loved sister of Elsie Wall and cherished Aunt to her many nieces and nephews. Florence was also predeceased by her siblings; Cecil Gordon, Arthur Gordon, George Gordon, Lila McLean, Jean Gilchrist and Leonard Gordon.

Funeral service will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) at 11:30a.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2017 with visitation for one hour prior. Interment in Uxbridge Cemetery will take place following a reception in Florence’s honour. Send Condolence


 

BRUCE, John Alexander

Port Perry Chapel

Peacefully with his family by his side at Markham Stouffville Hospital on Monday, November 20, 2017 at the age of 76. Beloved husband of Marg Bruce for over 42 years. Proud father of Melanie, Stewart, Coleen and her husband Jamie. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Jesse, Cole, Griffen, James, Julia and Hank. Cherished brother of Ena and her husband Brian. Sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

John will be remembered for his love of animals, most importantly his devoted fur friend Tara; his wooden car, built during his time teaching at Fairmount Park School in Toronto and his family heritage home dismantled and then rebuilt in Port Perry.

A memorial service will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331) on Friday, November 24, 2017 at 11 a.m. with no visitation prior. A reception will follow on the upper level. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of John may be made to the New Uxbridge-Scugog Animal Shelter or the Port Perry Hospital Foundation. Send Condolence

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JONES, Owen Edward

Port Perry Chapel

Peacefully on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre.  Owen leaves behind his three children: Bryan Jones (Jan), Alan Jones and Gloria Barter (Derek); his grandchildren Megan, Andrew (Melissa) and his step family.

Memorial visitation will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331) on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 1-3pm. No formal service will be held.  In memory of Owen, please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.  Send Condolence 


PENNY, Louise Mary (nee Diplock)

Louise passed peacefully at Bradford Valley Community Care on November 16, 2017 at the age of 97.  Beloved wife of the late Robert “Bob” Penny.  She will be sadly missed by her children, Bill (Joan), Anne (Peter), Rod (Patti), and grandchildren, Elaine (Sean), Matthew, Lisa, Ryan (Laura), Trish (Dean), and great grandchildren, Hannah, Billie, Casey, Adalyn.  She will be fondly remembered by extended family and many friends near and afar.

Louise lived a long full life; in addition to being the anchor of the family, she was involved in numerous activities outside the home - Lionettes, golf, curling, painting, bridge, book club, a valued volunteer at the Uxbridge Hospital’s Second Chance to mention only a few. She was also a crossword fan and when she lived in Amica at Newmarket could always be found in the jigsaw puzzle room.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring, details to follow. Arrangements entrusted to the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905-852-3073). Send Condolence

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TODD, N. Audrey (nee Duffus)

Peacefully at Reachview Village in Uxbridge on Thursday, November 16, 2017 in her 89th year. Loving mother of Ken (Wendy) and Alan. Cherished grandma of Scott (Vicky), Kristen (Nathan), Sarah, Samantha and 4 great grandchildren. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Audrey is now reunited with her loving family who predeceased her: husband Verdun Todd, parents William and Mary Duffus, and her siblings Alex, Jack and Ed.

At Audrey’s request, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held. Arrangements entrusted to the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905-852-3073). If desired, donations in memory of Audrey may be made to Reachview Village or the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region. Send Condolence

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RUSNELL, Carl Stewart

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away peacefully on Monday, November 13, 2017 at the Markham Stouffville Hospital, age 66. Carl was the loving husband of Maureen for almost 49 years; beloved father of the late Kimberly (Morgan), Melanie (Sebastian) and Bonnie (Craig); and dearly loved PaPa to Adam, Nadia, Gracie, Lilly, Kasch and Kaylee. Carl will also be sadly missed by his sisters; Grace, Dorothy, Catherine, Marion and Gloria.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) from 2-4p.m. and 7-9p.m. Funeral service will take place in the chapel on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 2p.m. with visitation for 1 hour prior. Immediately following the service, Carl will be laid to rest in the Uxbridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Oak Ridges Hospice of Durham (www.oakridgeshospice.com) or the Markham Stouffville Hospital. Send Condolence 


 

TRULL, Margaret Geraldine (nee Skitch, Mann)

November 5, 1932 – November 9, 2017

Port Perry Chapel

Peacefully at home with her husband by her side, on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the age of 85. Beloved wife of Lewis Ervin Trull and the late Ross Mann. Proud and loving mother of Susan McLaren (Don), John Mann (Linda) and stepmother of Anita Hayes (Robert), the late Wayne Trull (Sylvia) and Chuck Trull (Sue McKearney). Cherished by her 13 wonderful grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Loving sister of Bob Skitch (late Doreen), late Don (late Lois), Ross Skitch (Marilyn and the late Dorothy). Predeceased by her parents Gerald and Margaret Skitch.

Margaret was an amazing person! She always had a positive attitude and enjoyed life to the fullest. Always ready to lend a hand for any job that was presented to her. She enjoyed bowling, cards, golf, gardening, swimming, and doing various crafts. Her talents were many. Her enthusiasm in everything she did was shared by family and many good friends. Margaret’s family will always remember her as a kind, caring and compassionate woman. She took great pleasure in helping others. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to West Shore Village, Dr. Tuck, Dr. Brown, and everyone at CCAC for the care and compassion shown to Margaret and the family.

A memorial service will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry, (905-985-7331) on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 3 p.m. with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. A reception will follow on the upper level. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Margaret may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region. Send Condolence

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MacMURTRY, Winnifred (nee Stroud)

Port Perry Chapel

Winnifred Elsie MacMurtry passed away peacefully with loved ones at her side at Markham Stouffville Hospital on November 3, 2017 in her 95th year. Loving wife of 52 years to the late Robert J.H. MacMurtry. Winnifred will be sadly missed by her six children and 33 grandchildren- Wendy Rebeck (Raymond and children Daryl and Mandy) , Peggy Rea (John and children Vicki, Becky, Jessie, Jennifer) , Jim MacMurtry (children Blayr and Dan), Barbara Grealey (partner Steve and children Tiffany and Melissa ), Nancy Midghall (Brian and children Rob, Shannon, Tyler and Brennan)  and Dean MacMurtry (Sue and children Cameron and Kristy).  Winnifred will also be sadly missed by her 17 great grandchildren.

The family would especially like to thank Nancy and Brian who were always there to support, love and care for Winnifred when she needed it most; Nancy’s medical acumen has been a blessing for Mom over the years. We would also like to thank Carol for her compassionate loving care.

At Winnifred’s request a private cremation has been held. The family will be holding a private ceremony to celebrate Winnifred’s life and legacy at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331). Send Condolence

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SHIPLEY, Margaret

Port Perry Chapel

Peacefully with her family by her side at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the age of 83. Beloved wife of the late William “Bill” Shipley. Loving mother of Anne (Jason), Roy (Lesa) and Lorna (Rob). Cherished Nannie of Kevin, Nicole (Stewart), Sarah (Joey) and Debbie (Rob). Proud great Nannie of Taylor, Chelsea, Hunter, Peyton and Keegan. Margaret will also be lovingly remembered by her family and friends both near and far.

A funeral service will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331) on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 1 p.m. with visitation for one hour prior. A reception will follow on the upper level. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Margaret may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Send Condolence

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KOOGJE, Scott Paul

Uxbridge Chapel

Scott passed away suddenly at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the age of 46. Beloved husband of Lisa and proud father of Zachary and Drew. Dear son of Maria (the late Jan); cherished brother of Brian (Carla) and Nicole; loving uncle of Kayla, Ashlee, Joey, Alexis, Victoria, Michelle, Katrina and Serena. Scott will also be sadly missed by his Uncle Paul, Aunt Ineke and cousins; Mike, Cara, Duke and their families. He is fondly remembered by extended family, friends and his fellow Fire Fighters.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) from 6-9p.m. Memorial service will take place on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at St. Paul’s Leaskdale Presbyterian Church, 12251 Regional Road 1, Leaskdale at 1p.m. with visitation beginning at 11a.m. until time of service. In memory of Scott, please consider a donation to a charity important to you. Send Condolence


 

CANAVAN, James Michael

August 17, 1959 – November 1, 2017

Port Perry Chapel

It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of James “Jamey” Canavan at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville. Dearly loved father of Jay and Jeremy. Dear son of Irene and the late James “Jim”. Much loved brother of Janice Genier (Michel), Jodi Colby (Brad) and Jason.

A memorial service will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331) on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 12 p.m. with visitation for one hour prior. A reception will follow on the upper level. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SickKids Foundation or a charity important to you. Send Condolence

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DRANE, Eileen Nora

Uxbridge Chapel

Peacefully with her family by her side at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Sunday, October 29, 2017 in her 84th year. Loving mother of Leigh (James), Susan (Dave) and Kevin (Mary). Cherished Nanny of Melissa (John), Janelle, Ryan (Jen), Amanda (Chris), Carly and Daniel. Proud great grandmother of Steven, Haidyn and Pierson. Dear sister of Ron (Norma), Linda (John), John (Barb), Wally (Linda) and Victor. Lovingly remembered by her nieces Jennifer (John) and Michelle (Mark).

A private family service with interment in Foster Memorial Cemetery will be held. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905-852-3073). If desired, donations in memory of Eileen may be made to a charity or relief agency important to you. Send Condolence

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ATTEWELL (STROLENBERG), Leslie Anne

Uxbridge Chapel

Leslie Anne Attewell (Strolenberg), wife of John Strolenberg; mother of Kyle (Codi), and Blaire (Brandon) and grandmother of Elliott Leslie. Daughter of Sandy and Bill Attewell; sister of Howard (Lynda), Pamela (Mark), and Fraser. Leslie passed away on Thursday October 26, 2017 after her long battle against cancer. Leslie fought her battle like no other, beating the odds time and time again. She was the bravest and most courageous women we will ever know. Her family and friends will remember Leslie’s fiery personality, big freckles, bright smile and her contagious laugh.

A celebration of life will be held November 18, 2017 at 1:00pm in the Zephyr Hall, 310 Zephyr Rd, Zephyr.  Arrangements entrusted to the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905-852-3073). Send Condolence

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HOPE, Kenneth

August 18, 1926 – October 29, 2017

Uxbridge Chapel 

Ken passed away peacefully at home in his 92nd year.  Beloved husband to Mavis Jane Johnston for 68 years.  Cherished father of Beverley (Gerald), Barbara (the late Bill), Ken (Lori), Edie (Ralph), Darlene (Aaron), and Fred.  Proud grandfather to 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Survived by his sister Alma and brother Roy.  Predeceased by his parents Gordon and Ada and sisters and brothers, Mary, Bill, Eileen, Keith, Merle and Allan.

Visitation will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held in the chapel on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 1 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Following the service, Kenneth will be laid to rest in Uxbridge Cemetery. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, any memorial donations be made to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Foundation, the Arthritis Society or the Alzheimer Society. Send Condolence

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EMERY, Linda

Port Perry Chapel

It is with heavy hearts that the family announce Linda’s sudden passing on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the age of 63. Beloved wife of Bill Matson for 46 years. Loving mother of Trisha and her husband Ken. Cherished and proud Gramma of Kylie, Joel and Autumn. Dear daughter of Roy Cook. Lovingly remembered by her siblings Janice, Debbie and Paul. Fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

A private family gathering will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331). If desired, donations in memory of Linda may be made to the Salvation Army or to a charity important to you. Send Condolence

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KEARNEY, Susan (nee Patterson)

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away peacefully at home with her husband by her side on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the age of 65. Beloved wife and soulmate of Terry for 35 years; Susan will also be sadly missed by her many friends around the world. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 1p.m. to 3p.m. at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905-852-3073). Send Condolence


PRONG, Wilfred “Wilf”

Port Perry Chapel

It is with heavy hearts that the family announce Wilf’s sudden passing on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Gena for 38 years. Loving father of Mike (Sandy), Tom (Krista), Vicky (Chris), Valerie (Frank) and Wendy (Dean). Cherished Grampa of Carter (Aislin), Ryan, Kalli, Olivia, Darren, Alex, Sam, Brielle and proud great-Grampa of Elwood. Dear brother of Ross Prong and the late Doreen Baldwin. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Wilf was a proud past member of the Toronto Musician’s Association and a very talented jazz musician.

A memorial service will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331) on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 2 p.m. with visitation for one hour prior. If desired, donations in memory of Wilf may be made to a charity important to you. Send Condolence

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COGDALE, Helen Jean (nee Stemp)

Uxbridge Chapel

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our mother, Gramma and Great-Gramma on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the age of 96 at Butternut Manor. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Jim. Cherished mother of Betty (the late John), Bonnie (the late John) and Doug (Wendy). Gramma of Cindy (Chris), Michael (Lis), Carrie, Kim (Chris), Katie (Dale) and Michelle. Great-Gramma of Noah, Jillian, Dionna, Mikayla, Bianca, Sean, Caelynn and Greyson. Loved and remembered by her siblings, Jean (the late Bill), Harry, and Barry (Shirley) as well as her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by Lloyd and Barb. The family would like to thank Butternut Manor and Dr. Bryon for all the support and care given to Helen and a special thanks to Teresa Black and Simon for their visits.

At Helen’s request, no funeral will be held. However, the family would like to extend an invitation to drop in to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 170, 109 Franklin St., Uxbridge on Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. and share your memories of Helen. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Send Condolence


 

REESE, Edith “Deedie”

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away peacefully surrounded by those who loved her on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital at the age of 94. Predeceased by her loving husband, Larry; beloved mother of Anita Sinclair (Terry) and Mark (Janice); cherished grandmother of Emily and Annie. Deedie will also be fondly remembered by the many students whose lives she touched over her 50 year career as a teacher.

A celebration of a life well lived will be held on Friday, November 10, 2017 at Christ Church, 254 Sunset Blvd, Stouffville (905-640-1461) at 2p.m. with interment at Christ Church Cathedral in Hamilton at a later date. In memory of Deedie, please consider a donation to Precious Minds (www.preciousminds.com). Send Condolence


 

McNAIR, Melville "Spike"

Uxbridge Chapel

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Melville “Spike” McNair on Monday, October 23, 2017 in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Joan for 60 years; cherished father of Greg (Lori) and Geoff (Christine); caring grandfather of Amanda, Samantha, Todd and Adam; also sadly missed by extended family, friends and puppy, Brandy. Spike was a dedicated school teacher in both the Port Perry and Uxbridge High Schools for 31 years. He loved his role as a grandparent, actively cheering on his grandchildren at their sporting events.

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Spike’s Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Low and Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge (905-852-3073). If desired, donations may be made to the Diabetic Association. Send Condolence


D’AMATO, John

1940-2017

Uxbridge Chapel 

Peacefully at Markham Stouffville Hospital on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the age of 77. Beloved husband of Audrey Macklin. Cherished father of John Jr. Loving grandfather of Jessica, Jacob and Marshall D’Amato. John will also be missed by his niece Lois (Barker).

At John’s request, no funeral will be held; cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the Low and Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge (905-852-3073). If so desired, donations can be made to the Uxbridge Animal Shelter by making cheques payable to the Township of Uxbridge. Send Condolence


 

TAYLOR, Karen Eileen

Uxbridge Chapel

Karen Eileen Taylor died peacefully at home on Saturday, October 21, 2017. She is survived by her husband Stan; her daughter Debbie and son in-law Gerald; her son James; grandchildren, Jakob, Nickolas and Jessica; her sister Eileen Chiarot (the late John) and her brothers, Brian (Pat), Paul and Carl (Pam). Karen will also be sadly missed by her numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) from 2-4 and 7-9p.m. Funeral service will take place in the chapel on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 1p.m. with visitation one hour prior; reception to immediately follow the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Send Condolence


WEIR (nee ELLIS), Eldene Henrietta

Uxbridge Chapel 

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Parkview Home at the age of 85. Predeceased by her loving husband, Lewis; cherished mother of Bill (Cathy Ferguson), Cathie Oros (Jan), and Louise Lougheed (Steve); treasured grandmother of Natasha, Brooke, William and Jeremiah; devout member of St. Paul's Leaskdale Presbyterian Church.  Loved and fondly remembered by her siblings Eldred Carson (Ken), Wanda Eveleigh (Verne), and LeRoy Ellis as well as many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her brothers Leon Ellis (Judy) and Murray Ellis. Mom deeply loved her family, her farm, her crafts and her church.  

Visitation will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 7-9p.m. Funeral service will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at St. Paul's Leaskdale Presbyterian Church, 12251 R.R.#1, Leaskdale (905-852-5921) at 1:30 p.m. Reception to follow. Private interment in Pine Grove Cemetery, Uxbridge.  In Eldene's memory, donations may be made to Community Care Durham - Uxbridge. Send Condolence


 

HOSKIN, Marilyn Joyce (nee Slack)

Port Perry Chapel 

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the age of 77. Marilyn, beloved wife of Murray for 38 years; loving mother of Sharon Lefebvre, the late Steven McIntyre, Shelley (McIntyre) Simic, Linda Poff (Kevin), Philip Hoskin (Sandi) and Patti Hoskin; cherished Grandma of Tori, Alex, Morgan (Patrick), Heather (Ben), Julie, Christopher and Brandon (Kim); dear “G.G.” of Lincoln, Leah, Gannon, Claire and Ann-Marie. She will also be sadly missed by her sisters, Janet Towns and Doris Catherwood; predeceased by her sister Joan Hamilton.

A Celebration of Marilyn’s Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 419, 484 Bay St., Port Perry on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. In memory of Marilyn, please consider a donation to the Kidney Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Send Condolence


WHITESIDE, Alexander “Alex”

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away with his loving family by his side; on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Markham Stouffville Hospital, age 86. Beloved husband of Lorna (nee Anderson) for 61 years; loving Dad of Bob (Tracey) and Linda; cherished Grandpa of Alex, Sarah, and Steven. Alex will also be sadly missed by his siblings and extended family in both Northern Ireland and Australia. A private Celebration of Alex’s Life will be held at a later date. Send Condolence


 

PITTS, Dr. Morley Edward

February 21, 1945 - September 29, 2017

Port Perry Chapel

It is with broken hearts that we share the loss of our treasured Morley at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, on September 29, 2017, after a hard-fought, courageous battle with leukemia. Following graduation from Dalhousie University, Morley enjoyed a successful career as a chiropractor and educator for more than 40 years.

Morley leaves behind his cherished family: wife Marilyn, daughter Marley Pitts, Kristyn and Tom Chambers, and Stacey and Jay King. Morley was an amazing Poppa to his adored grandchildren Bailey, Riley and Jonathan Chambers, and Nathan, Mackenzie and Jackson King. 

Morley will be lovingly remembered by his brothers Dwayne (Bette), Glen (Janette), Craig (Dorothy), Blake (the late Mary Ellen), and his sister Sylvia Fry (Don). Morley will also be fondly remembered by his extended family and many lifelong friends.

Friends and family may call at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331) on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral service will take place at Emmanuel Community Church, 1680 Reach Street, Port Perry on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 11am, with no formal visitation. Immediately following the service Morley will be laid to rest in Groveside Cemetery, Whitby; with a reception to follow back at the church hall. If desired, donations in loving memory of Morley may be made to the Salvation Army. Send Condolence

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CORNELL, Diana "Joye" (nee Snoddon)

November 19, 1940 – September 25, 2017

Uxbridge Chapel

Wife, mom, grandma, sister, aunt, faithful friend, life long teacher, dedicated volunteer, reader, writer, world traveler, hiker, sweet adeline, nature lover and passionate student of life, Joye passed away peacefully after a long and stoic battle with cancer.

Joye will be dearly missed by her husband of 57 years, Carl Cornell. Her legacy continues through her four children and eight adoring grandchildren; Chris, partner Martha and daughter Emily, Michael, wife Shelley and daughters Ava and Grace, Heather,  husband Leslie, son Jonah and daughters Sophie and Mia, Lisa and sons Nathan and Cameron. 

On Joye’s behalf, we extend our gratitude to the steady stream of visitors and to a long list of professionals at Markham Stouffville Hospital, Uxbridge Cottage Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital for the love, exemplary care and compassion she has received on this difficult journey.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 29, 2017 at Trinity United Church, 20 First Ave., Uxbridge from 7-9p.m. A Celebration of Joye's Life will take place at the church on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11a.m. with visitation for one hour prior. A reception will immediately follow in the church hall. In memory of Joye, please consider a donation to Trinity United Church. Send Condolence


 

JANSEN, Betty

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away surrounded by her loved ones at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the age of 54. Betty was the loving wife of Gary; beloved mother of Michelle, Lisa, Sheila, Stephanie and Jennifer; cherished Grandma of Jalen, Mckayla, Jaxon, Savannah, James, Sophia, the late Athena, Maria and a baby boy to be, due in December. Betty is also sadly missed by her extended family and friends.

A Memorial Gathering in honour of Betty will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) from 1 – 3p.m. Send Condolence


 

JOLLY, Joan

Uxbridge Chapel

Joan passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the age of 87. She was predeceased by her loving husband Robert. Beloved mother of Deborah (the late Richard) Pryor and Robert (Maria); cherished Grandma of Gary, Rebecca, Amy (Charlie) and Sarah; Great-Grandma of Jordan, Olivia, Evan and Sophia. Joan is also sadly missed by her precious fur baby, Zoe.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) from 2-4p.m. and 7-9p.m. Funeral service will take place in the chapel on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 11a.m. with visitation for one hour prior. A reception will follow with a private burial in Highland Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society. Send Condolence


STRIDE, Harvey Hugh

August 21, 1923-September 22, 2017

Uxbridge Chapel

Harvey Stride’s story began in Exploits, Newfoundland, in the care of his loving parents Laura and Cecil. Along with his sister, Vela, he embarked on his lifelong adventure. From his days as a child scrambling over the outport rocks, to his heroic efforts in rescuing sailors from the S.S Langleecrag shipwreck at St. Anthony, he was always enamoured with the sea and his beloved Newfoundland.  As a young man he helped support the Ferry Command during World War II at Gander airport, and later developed his skills as a weather and radio technician at the St. Anthony post office. 

He emigrated from Newfoundland to Canada in 1948; the year prior to Newfoundland becoming our 10th province and explored every road in Ontario while working as a salesman for everything from encyclopedias to sewing machines. Mutual friends introduced him to Doris and their adventure of married life together began in Toronto on July 25, 1953. Harvey’s love affair with the outdoors took the growing family on camping trips to most Ontario Provincial Parks, the most favourite being Killbear, near Parry Sound. Music always played a prominent role in Harvey’s life. The children all shared his love of music and the outdoors.

Harvey’s production management career began with General Electric and ended with Kodak, from where he retired in 1987.  Retirement took Harvey and Doris to Vittoria, near Lake Erie, where Harvey spent time on his hobbies including wood-working and teaching his grand-children to fish off the pier at Port Dover. The year 2000 saw them move from Vittoria to Uxbridge to be closer to family.

Harvey’s production management career began with General Electric and ended with Kodak, from where he retired in 1987.  Retirement took Harvey and Doris to Vittoria, near Lake Erie, where Harvey spent time on his hobbies including wood-working and teaching his grand-children to fish off the pier at Port Dover. The year 2000 saw them move from Vittoria to Uxbridge to be closer to family.

Harvey Stride died peacefully at his home in Uxbridge on Friday, September 22, 2017.  He is sadly missed by his wife, Doris (Norman) as well as his children Sandra (William Capill), Linda (Blair Webb), Chris (Stella Kokoros) and Wanda (John Futhey). Harvey is also survived by his sister, Vela Roberts (the late Eric Roberts) and her family. He was a loving grandfather to Jennifer Fabro (Jason Sooley), Michael Fabro (Erin Dilkes Fabro), Catie and Sam Futhey, Emma Webb, along with great-grandson Lennox Harvey Fabro.

Visitation will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St., S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Funeral service will take place at Woodville United Church, 104 King St, Woodville on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until time of service. A luncheon will be served after the service, followed by interment in Uxbridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Woodville United Church, for the Memorial Fund or El Salvador Scholarship fund would be gratefully appreciated.     Send Condolence


WARD, Jeremy Paul

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017 in his 34th year. Jeremy leaves behind his much loved parents, Glenn and Jane as well as his precious daughter Tara. He will also be terribly missed by his extended family and many friends.

Memorial service will take place at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 1p.m. with visitation for one hour prior. In memory of Jeremy, please consider a donation to CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) Send Condolence

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HALL, Douglas (Dougall) Irving  (June 6, 1922-August 27, 2017)

Uxbridge Chapel

At the age of 95 and 2 months he left us. It was a life well lived, and lived on his terms. He was a Son, Pilot, Father, Farmer, Teacher, Builder, Sailor and Friend.

Born in Timmins, Ontario, he was the only son of Lenold and Grace Hall (nee Jones) and grandson of Douglas and Elizabeth Jones (nee Hutcheon). His early years were spent in Schumacher where his family worked for the McIntyre and Hollinger mines. Douglas left the north to join an uncle in Toronto to finish his schooling at North Toronto and then at Lawrence Park Collegiate.  He returned to the North after his schooling and listed his occupation as miner.

Douglas was one of many who flew with the RCAF during the Second World War. He joined in July 1941 at age 19, at Toronto and received his wings at Dunnville, June 19, 1942. During his time with the Air Force he was referred to as “Sammy”. He under went flight training (while training others) at No 9 Bombing and Gunnery School, at both Mt. Joli and Bagotville, before going overseas with 400 Squadron on Sept 19, 1943. Douglas was then posted to 414 Squadron from 1944 to 1945 then finished his tour of duty with 411 Squadron.  He was a photo-reconnaissance fighter pilot flying high and low altitude sorties, initially in Mustangs and then Spitfires.  He received his first Distinguished Flying Cross while with 414 Squadron on March 29, 1945.  In May of 1945 he engaged a formation of enemy aircraft at Neuntadt and downed 3 FW and one ME, while damaging two others, and he was awarded his second DFC for his exploits and he became the Squadron Ace. After the cessation of hostilities before repatriation from England he was one of the first test pilots for the first Operational Jet Fighter, the Gloster Meteor.

(F/L, 1941 to 1946, Photo Reconnaissance Fighter Pilot, DFC and Bar, Knight of the French National Order of the Legion of Honour (awarded 2015), Star of Germany, Star of France, 1939 – 1945 Star; 1939 – 1945 War Medal, Defense Metal, CVSM, RCAF Reserve.)

While in England he met, fell in love and married Margaret Flavin, who joined him in Canada after his repatriation in March of 1946 and subsequent release on July 5, 1946. They initially set up home in Millikan, then in Barry’s Bay, and finally settled on a farm outside of Uxbridge. He farmed for many years while supplementing income by working as a miner, a long distance truck driver and a lumberjack (during the winter months) in Northern Ontario.  By the mid-1950’s he obtained employment at GM and continued to farm and take courses in Toronto.  

After receiving his certification from the Radio College in Toronto, he opened his first store in Uxbridge in 1957 and two years later sold the farm and moved to the new family residence on Toronto Street.   It was a busy time, finishing the new house, running his business, and raising their family, he still made time to be an active member of the community.  Douglas was a Kiwanis member and was President of the Uxbridge Kiwanis Club (1964), he was on the Management Board Committee of the Uxbridge Music Hall (1966), voted onto the Uxbridge Town Council and was Deputy Reeve of Ontario County (1966 – 1969).  He held executive positions with the Royal Canadian Legion, Uxbridge Branch.  He was also a ham radio operator and made contacts world-wide.

In 1969 he completed the Technology Program at Durham College in Oshawa. He started teaching night school while working during the day in the technology department.  He continued taking advanced courses at the University of Toronto towards his degree and moved to the analytical chemistry area as a Laboratory Instructor and then was promoted to Teaching Master at Durham College in the Chemistry Department where he taught until his retirement.

He was a man of many interests. He curled at the Uxbridge Curling Club, golfed with a wood, five iron and putter (and still managed to win once in a while!).  He played squash at the courts in Uxbridge and then at Durham College, was a competitive duplicate bridge player, and managed to spend nights at the symphony.    He was also an avid sailor and runner.  He sailed every summer on the waterways of all the great lakes and trained to run marathons.  He took summer courses in welding and blacksmithing and applied his various skills to building a steel hull 36 Robert’s sail boat on his side yard in Uxbridge. 

He sailed his boat (Castle Dougall) in and around Georgian Bay before gifting it to Leo. He rigged and sailed a 22 ft. boat with H. Brown on the Mackenzie River to Inuvik (their goal was the Beaufort Sea), explored the Yukon River with his sons, took a kayak trip on the Danube, and biked the hills of Ireland with Ike and Kevin.  Then he visited the country sides of France and Germany en route to visit Leo and Kathleen at Lahr.  Many winters were spent at Ike’s cabin in Washington State skiing (had a Master Ski pass for Mt. Baker) and in Maple Ridge, BC.  Between daily skiing (on the black diamond slopes), visits to the local coffee shop, and working with Ike on various projects, he was busy all winter. Road trips were taken to see the sights of Canada, traveling to the coast many times (regardless of weather) to visit with Cathy and the grandchildren, to visit with Aunt Joan in California or just to spend time in the warm sands off the Florida Keys.  One of his last major trip was via the Alaska Marine Hwy Ferry from Bellingham to visit Kevin in Whitehorse (with the dog, his two daughters, and son in tow).  The Northern Lights danced that night in welcome. 

Over the past twenty-five years, with periodic visits to Uxbridge, he spent his summers in Little Current on Manitoulin Island, initially living on the Castle Dougall and then in the residence that he built.  Yearly he made concrete as one of his projects as well as helping neighbours.  At age 87 he commenced, with Ike, designing and building a second steel boat on the side yard of his home.  Sam, Leo and Kevin also did “time” on the boat. It was a point of interest for Little Current to monitor the progress of this 39-ft. custom steel boat.  

Douglas is predeceased by his spouse Margaret Flavin (2002), his youngest son Leo (2009) and his middle son, Sam (2012). His memory will be cherished by all those who knew him.  We who are left will tell the stories and remember his life’s adventure; his children Peter, Margaret, Cathy Komourdjian (Martin), Kevin, Ike, Theresa Usprech, his daughter-in-law (our sister) Kathleen and our special sister Wendy.  Loving grandfather to Maria (Hani), Ali and Amanda.  

A sincere thank you to all the persons at Sunnybrook Veterans’ Centre (George Hees – L Wing – East) for their support, comfort and responsiveness since 2014. Everyone’s kindness and attentiveness provided an environment of comfort to Douglas during his time at the residence.  

Theresa, your family thank you for your cheerful face and daily encouragement in providing family support to Dad over these years.

Please join the family on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Uxbridge Cemetery at 12:30 for the interment service with a Legion Tribute followed by A Celebration for Douglas, from 2:00 until 4:00, at the Royal Canadian Legion, Uxbridge Branch #170, 109 Franklin Street, Uxbridge, ON. On Sunday, October 15, 2017 the family will welcome friends for fellowship and refreshments at the Little Current, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #177 in a Celebration for Douglas, Downstairs Club Room, from 1:00 to 3:00.

In Douglas’ memory, consider a donation to the Veteran’s Comfort Fund re: Creative Arts Therapy, Sunnybrook Veterans Centre, L Wing, L1108 - 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5 or the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #170 or Branch #177 or your preferred charity. Send Condolence

He fought the good fight and true, Let the world be the better for you, Carry on, old one, Carry On!


 

LALONDE, Hazel Ina (nee Harper)

Uxbridge Chapel

Peacefully, with daughters by her side, on Friday, August 11, 2017 at the Reachview Village Nursing Home, at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Louis for 64 years. Cherished mother of Larry (Susie), Ralph (Donna), Steve (Susan), Delia (Paul), Allan (Kristine), and Peggy (Cliff); adored Nanny of Jennifer, Jessica, Tammy, Jada Lynn, Holly, Angela, Brian, Kristine, Donald, Kyle, Joseph, Lily and Clara, as well as her 7 great-grandchildren. Hazel is also survived by her brother Ralph. Lovingly laid to rest beside her late husband Joseph on Thursday, September 14, 2017 in Greenbank, Ontario. Send Condolence

"We lived together in happiness. We rest together in peace".


REID, George Albert

January 24, 1945 – September 18, 2017

Port Perry Chapel 

Passed away surrounded by his loving family at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville at the age of 72. Loving brother of Ken (Anna), Wayne (Diane), Gloria (Rod), and Norma (Jim). Proud uncle of Tammy, Kim, Bump, Uneata, Cheri, Anna, Eileen, Brian, Sheellah, Mike, Andrew and Timothy as well as many other nieces and nephews. George will also be missed by his extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017 at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331) from 2-4 and 7-9p.m.  Funeral service will take place in the chapel on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 1p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Reception with details to follow. In memory of George, please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Send Condolence 


ALEXANDER, Douglas “Doug” Harold

Uxbridge Chapel

Born March 15, 1930 in Fredericton Junction, New Brunswick, Doug passed away peacefully in the company of his family on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Evelyn Mary (nee Learoyd) and his sons Philip (Anita) and Bruce (Jenny). Predeceased by daughter Katherine. Loving grandfather to Matthew (Melissa), Michael (Rebecca), Tom (Steph), Simon (Emily) and Jane (Lucas), and great-grandfather to Megan and Christopher. Doug also leaves behind his siblings; Marion Seely (the late Charles), Gordon Alexander (the late Hilda) and twin sister, Gladys Webb (the late Donald). Fondly remembered by his extended family of cousins, nieces and nephews.  Doug was a caring, honest and hard-working man. He lived his life in the service of his family, his community, his church and God but his true gift was the gift of his time. Doug’s gentle demeanor touched so many who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Visitation will take place at Trinity United Church, 20 First Avenue, Uxbridge on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Memorial service will also be held at the church on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Foundation or Trinity United Church.           Send Condolence


HALL, Jack Marvin

Uxbridge Chapel

After many a long battle with various illnesses over the years, Jack passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Markham Stouffville Hospital in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Jean for 59 years; loving father of Janice (Don), Steve (Patti) and Chris (Trish); dear Grandpa of Ashley (Jeremy), Danielle (Caleb), Kristen, Melissa, Rebecca, Cole and Alyssa; Great-Grandpa of Jackson, Deacon and Amelia. Jack will also be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Rose Marie from CCAC as well as the staff at the Markham Stouffville Hospital for all the support and care given to Jack.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) from 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Jack's Life will take place on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at EastRidge Church, 12485 Tenth Line, Whitchurch-Stouffville at 1 p.m. with visitation for one hour prior. In memory of Jack, please consider a donation to World Vision Canada or to the Salvation Army. Send Condolence 


AGUIAR, Paulo Jorge

December 8, 1974 – September 16, 2017

Uxbridge Chapel

It is with profound sadness and broken hearts that the family announces Paulo’s passing at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the age of 42, after a long and valiant struggle with cancer.  Beloved husband, best friend, and soul mate of Marlene (nee Lukanowski). Loved and cherished son of Manuel and Maria Aguiar.  Dear brother of Nuno (with his wife Sandy and nephew, Gabriel) and younger, devoted sister, Jennifer. Paulo will be sadly missed by his in-laws, Marian and Stella Lukanowski, and was the most awesome brother-in-law to Michael and Jeannette. He will be fondly remembered by his many cousins, aunts, uncles, and other family and friends in Portugal, Miami, Toronto, and all over the world.

Paulo was born in Lisbon, Portugal and came to Canada as a young boy. He lived in Toronto and was well-known because of his passion for soccer which he displayed by opening multiple soccer stores in the GTA. He moved to Uxbridge in 2010 where he realized his new passion of waterfront living with a new-found love for fishing, boating, and taking his little Austin Mini Pickup to local car shows and cruise-ins. He was loved and will be fondly remembered by many.

Friends and family are invited to join us at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905-852-3073), on Monday, September 18, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 pm for visitation and prayers. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 11a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 70 Toronto Street North, Uxbridge with interment to follow in Uxbridge Cemetery.  A reception, as big as Paulo’s heart will be held with details to follow.  In memory of Paulo, donations may be made to a local Uxbridge charity of your choice.

Heaven has gained its most handsome angel. Rest in peace, love. Until we meet again; Always & Forever. Send Condolence


MERRICK, Joan

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family in her home on Friday, September 15, 2017. Beloved wife to William John for 63 incredible years. Cherished mother of Patricia (the late Bruce), Guy (Jo Ann), Dean, Melody (Kathy), Travis (Sheri) and Scot (Sheri). Proud grandmother to 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Survived by her sister Colleen and predeceased by her sisters Glenna and Shirley.

Visitation will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place in the chapel on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 2 p.m with visitation one hour prior. Reception to follow. In Joan's memory, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer Society. Send Condolence


JODOIN, Bob "Robert" Roy (1938 – 2017)

Uxbridge Chapel

Bob Jodoin passed away peacefully after an extended battle with cancer on Wednesday September 13, 2017 at Uxbridge Cottage Hospital in Uxbridge, Ontario.

Bob was grateful for the time he was given to enjoy visits from family and friends. He especially gloried in attending his daughter Caitlin's graduation from the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music this past June as well as celebrating his 25th anniversary with his wife Lora in August. He will be greatly missed by his family members including his children Harry (Aristides) and Christine, Nancy (Anastasia) and Terry, and Caitlin Rose; his beloved grandchildren Jessika, Sarah-Kim, Tylor, and Patrick; his siblings Wilfred (deceased), Jim (deceased), Stan, Frank and Susan, Edie (Edith), and Harry and Sue; his neices, nephews and many friends.

Bob took deep comfort and joy from music, singing in many choirs over the years, and breaking into song freely as the moment took his fancy. From his early years in Montreal he was an avid Montreal Alouettes fan and continued playing neighbourhood football and broomball, right up till the injuries wouldn’t heal in time for the next game. As a father he was a Boy Scout leader, and avid hockey parent. His early career was in printing, as an estimator and then as production manager in Montreal. After coming to Toronto his calm, but jovial manner endeared him to the co-workers at the Outdoors Card Centre with the Ministry of Natural Resources, moving with them to Peterborough and then retiring after almost 20 years. He inspired everyone with his steadfast determination to recover from the numerous health challenges he faced and led to him being referred to as an iron man and fondly as: “Bounce-Back-Bob”.

The family thanks the wonderful visiting home care professionals, the caring nurses at Uxbridge Cottage Hospital and the warm support from Dr. C. Doobay.

As everybody knows, Bob’s heart was full of music. In that spirit, the family suggests in lieu of flowers, you may consider a donation to the University of Toronto Faculty of Music to encourage young musicians of the future. At the families request there will be no visitation or service.

A gift in Bob’s memory may be made in three ways:

1.By cheque, please make out to University of Toronto

   Faculty of Music Advancement Office

   80 Queen’s Park

   Toronto ON M5S 2C5

2. By phone: 416-946-3580 or 416-978-0811

3.Online: donate.utoronto.ca/music

Upon checkout for the donate page, one can indicate “in Memory of Bob Jodoin” Send Condolence


KEIGHLEY, William Daryl

March 6, 1933-September 9, 2017

Uxbridge Chapel

William Daryl Keighley was born on March 6, 1933 in Chilliwack, British Columbia to Ettie May Manery and Bedford Marcon Keighley.  A handsome and adventurous young man, he hitchhiked across Canada after relocating with his parents and brother (David Keighley) to Toronto.  He was a hardworking family man.  He left high school in grade 10 to help at home sometimes holding 2-3 jobs.

In 1953 while working at CBC he set his sights on a 17 year old colleague- Margaret Patricia Lowe who eventually fell in love with his charm.  Pat and Daryl were married in 1956 and over the next several years would welcome three children Kathy, Tim (Carole) and Tracey (David).

A hard worker and dedicated employee he worked for Dalex Industries for over 45 years starting as an inventory clerk, then a sales manager and advancing to the role of Vice President.  

Daryl loved his role as a parent and actively supported his children on as a baseball coach, on the pool deck as a swim meet official and by driving them all to 5 am swim practice six days a week.  He was an extremely proud grandparent of his 6 grandchildren Brittney, Kelsey, Scott, Heather, Kealey and Katie.

On Saturday, September 9, 2017 his warm and loving heart gave out. A private celebration of life will be held. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Central East Community Care Access Centre or a charity of your choice. Send Condolence


BYRNES, James “Jim”

Port Perry Chapel

Peacefully at home with his family by his side on Sunday, September 10, 2017 in his 87th year. Beloved husband of the late Doris. Loving father of Patrick and his wife Mary. Proud “Poppa Jim” of Harrison. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331) on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 2 p.m. with visitation for one hour prior. A reception will follow. If desired, donations in memory of Jim may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or a charity important to you. Send Condolence

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WILL, Donald Thomas

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away suddenly at his home on Friday, September 8, 2017. Much loved husband of Sandra for 56 years; dear and loving father of Camille (Barry), David (Rosslyn), Suzanne (Glenn) and Donnie (Stephanie); cherished Grandpa of Vaughn, Donelle, Rebecca, Zachary, Jeffrey, Alex, Veronica, Donald and Alarice; Great-Grandpa of Lucas, Aaron, Clinton, Robyn and Cole. Donald was predeceased by his brother George and his sister Shirley.

Visitation will be held on Monday, September 11, 2017 at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) from 2-4 and 7-9p.m. Memorial service will take place on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at St. Paul’s Leaskdale Presbyterian Church, 12251 Regional Road #1, Leaskdale at 11a.m. with visitation for one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Auxiliary or Community Care-Uxbridge. Send Condolence


 

ABEL, Sylvia Lily

 

Port Perry Chapel 

At home, surrounded by her family on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 in her 81st year. Beloved wife of Karl. Loving mother of Jackie Murphy, Debbie Murphy (Peter Procak) and Ian Murphy (Josie). Devoted grandma of Cassandra, Hailey, David and proud great-grandma of Azaria. Fondly remembered by family and friends both in Canada and England. Predeceased by her parents Herbert and Lily Marshall and her brother Bert. The family wish to thank the palliative care team of Port Perry, especially Dr. Hadden, nurses Val and Linda, and PSW Deanna for their exceptional support of Sylvia and the family.

A celebration of Sylvia’s life will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331) on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 11am - 1pm. A time of sharing will take place at 11:30am. If desired, donations in memory of Sylvia may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Port Perry Hospital Foundation. Send Condolence

 

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RICHTER, David “Vic” Anthony

 

Uxbridge Chapel

 

Passed away suddenly in his home on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 in his 74th year. Predeceased by his wife Sarah (2007). Father of David (Sandra), Benny (Krista) and the late Debbie (2000). “Pom Pom” of Mike (Brandie), Ryan (Tiffany), Jessie, Kailee, Victoria and Kaitlynn; great-grandfather of Jazmine and Thomas. Special thank you to Jim and Wendy Cuthbertson for the help and care they provided Vic over the years.

 

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) at 12pm with visitation for one hour prior. Immediately to follow will be a reception at the funeral home with interment afterward in Duffin Meadows Cemetery, Pickering. In memory of Vic, please consider a donation to the Diabetes Association. Send Condolence


McVEIGH, Anthony “Tony”

1932-2017

Uxbridge Chapel

On August 23, 2017 at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital, Tony passed away. Reporter/Stringer/Columnist/Publisher/Editor/Owner; Tony was associated with many publications over his career in Journalism, both directly and in an editorial capacity, as a reporter or stringer in the early years and later as an editor, contributing columnist and/or owner, publisher. Among the many were the Christchurch Press (NZ), Melbourne Age (Australia), Regina Leader Post, Monetary Times, Financial Times, Executive, TIME, Fortune, London Daily Express, Canadian Doctor, Hunting and Fishing, Adviser, Net Worth and the Bottom Line.

Born in Wellington, New Zealand, he immigrated to Canada in 1957 after a short stay in Australia. He made many friends along the way and will remembered for his loyalty, caring nature and wonderful sense of humour. His perceptive and often hilarious observations about underlying truths of a complex world and his guidance for keeping a personal moral compass will be greatly missed. Tony spent much of his career writing about financial management and many of his friends and acquaintances sought him out for investment advice. He was an avid reader, tennis player and lover of animals, especially all things equine. Thoroughbred racing was his special passion and he visited horse farms, training facilities and race tracks all over the U.S., England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Italy and of course Australia and his beloved New Zealand.

Tony leaves behind his loving wife, partner and best friend, Jean (Liz) nee MacKenzie; son Elliot (daughter in-law Hannah); daughter Lisa and grandchildren: Lucy, Diana, Hal and Alexandra McVeigh; Jackson and Kristen Dean. At his request, cremation has taken place and a private celebration of his life will take place at a later date. In memory of Tony, please consider a donation to LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society (555 Rexdale Blvd., P.O. Box 156, Toronto, Ontario M9W 5L2) or to a charity of your choice. Send Condolence


CICERELLA, Joseph “Peppy”

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the age of 74. Loving father of Jody (Rick), Mike (Kim), Anne (Brian), Anthony (Kim), Kyle (Kylie), Joanne (Andrew), Jordan (Mike) and Dana (Clay). Grandfather of 9 grandchildren (“Papa” to Aaliyah) and 2 great-grandchildren. Fondly remembered by extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 1, 2017 at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) from 2-4p.m. with remembrances being shared at 3p.m. In memory of Joseph, please consider a donation to Variety Village (www.varietyvillage.ca). Send Condolence


OSADUKE, John

Port Perry Chapel 

Passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Port Perry Place in his 90th year.  John is survived by his loving daughter Joanne (Robert), his proud grandchildren Jackie and Sarah, as well as his sister Olivia and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife Irene, son Gary, brothers, Bill and Peter and sisters, Kay, Anne, Pauline, and Stella. The family wish to thank the nurses and staff of Port Perry Place for the exceptional care John received.

A memorial service will take place at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331) on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 2p.m. with visitation one hour prior.  In memory of John, donations can be made to the Lung Association of Canada. Send Condolence


LANIGAN, Muriel Joyce (nee Brown, formerly Reeve)

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side, at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital, on Friday, August 25, 2017, age 89. Predeceased by husbands, Arthur Reeve and Ederic Lanigan. Beloved mother of the late Terry Reeve, the late Gerald “Red” Reeve, Barbara Cowan (the late Ross) and Donna Reeve (James Reive). Dearly loved Gram of Jennifer and Trevor Cowan (Kenzie). Cherished sister of Betty Beacock (Bob). Muriel will also be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 7-9p.m. Funeral service will take place in the chapel on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 11a.m. with visitation for one hour prior. A reception will immediately follow after which time Muriel will be laid to rest in the Uxbridge Cemetery. In memory of Muriel, please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Send Condolence


NOSEWORTHY, Kenneth "Ken"

Port Perry Chapel

It is with great sadness the family announce the passing of their loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, Ken, on August 19, 2017 after a valiant struggle with cancer over the past four years.  

A memorial service will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331) on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 2 p.m. with visitation for one hour prior. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ken may be made to the Lakeridge Health Oshawa - Cancer Centre. Send Condolence 

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WHITE, Karen

Uxbridge Chapel 

Passed away peacefully in her sleep, on Thursday, August 17, 2017 due to complications from ongoing health issues at the Markham Stouffville Hospital, age 62. Karen was the beloved wife of Doug for over 43 years and the much loved mother to Kristin (Stephen), Shawn (Jessica), Jason and Ashleigh; cherished Grandma to Andrew, Ethan, Hailey, Gavin, Harper and Finnley. Karen will also be missed by her Aunt Shirley, cousins from Michigan and Kenessis Lake, nieces, nephews and friends. Her family wishes to thank the staff at both the Uxbridge Cottage and the Markham Stouffville Hospitals for their care and support.

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Karen’s Life will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 1-4p.m. at the Uxbridge Curling Club, 70 Franklin St., Uxbridge. In memory of Karen, please consider a donation to the Kidney Foundation, the Liver Foundation, the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital or the Markham Stouffville Hospital. Send Condolence 


DEUDNEY, Stanley John

Uxbridge Chapel

It is with great sorrow, after a battle with cancer, that we announce the passing of Stanley John Deudney on Saturday, August 12, 2017 while surrounded by his family. Stan is survived by his wife Lucia and sons; Eric and Gordon. Loving grandfather to Claire, Michael, William and Jack.

Born on January 29th, 1937 in Mafeking, South Africa and immigrated to Canada in 1964. Stan was a visionary, innovator, entrepreneur, and adventurer. He received the Queens Jubilee Award in recognition of his achievements in the securities industry. Stan started the first discount brokerage service in Canada and was owner and developer of the instant link trading system which was sold to Reuters. Stan was instrumental in creating the Canadian depository for securities in Canada. Stan’s passion for innovation and creation was unmatched in the industry where he was a pioneer. Stan and family spent 40 years at their cherished cottage in the Kawartha Lakes and had many excellent boat trip and adventures with the grandchildren. He was known by all for his excellent chef skills, love of French wines and was considered a bon vivant by all!

A service of remembrance will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 1 p.m. with visitation beginning at 12 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Send Condolence


MARKELL, Donald Bruce

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away peacefully at Lakeview Manor on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at the age of 68. Loving father of Cindy (Joe) Lyle and Ken (Jess) Markell and Proud grandpa of Hannah and Weston. A special thank you to the nurses and associates at Lakeview Manor for their care, compassion and friendship Donald received over the years.

A memorial service will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 3p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, a donation would be appreciated to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the March of Dimes Canada.  Send Condolence


LEWIS, Lyn

May 17, 1941 - August 11, 2017

Uxbridge Chapel

It is with profound sadness that her family announce Lyn's unexpected death. She passed away on Friday, August 11, 2017 with all of her family around her. Her generosity in life extended into death with the donation of some of her organs and tissue to give life to others.  She will be deeply missed by her children Beth, Paul and Tim; her grandchildren Abbey, Lauren, Ava & Emme; her partner David; brother Lawrence and sister in-law Joy, as well as so many family and friends.  She was predeceased by her parents, Harold & Winnifred, her brother Ted, and her two grandsons, Jacob and Nolan.

Lyn began work as a Registered Nurse, and moved into a career in Real Estate as a Salesperson for the last 28 years of her working life.  Lyn was a fiercely committed Rotarian, One Voice Choir member and loved to donate her time to many volunteering opportunities.  

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 14, 2017 at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) from 7-9p.m., and again on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 12-2pm. A Celebration of Lyn’s Life will begin in the chapel at 2p.m., with a reception to follow. In memory of Lyn and in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Rotary Club International: http://www.rotary.org/en/donate.         Send Condolence


HARRISON, Dennis George

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away peacefully on Friday, August 11, 2017 in his 79th year. Dearly loved husband of Kathleen for 58 years and beloved father of Christopher, Mark, Robbie, the late Cynthia and Andrew (Shirley). Cherished Grandpa to Gordon, Sam, Kimberley, Joshua, Emma and Lindsay. Dear brother of Pat, the late Kay, John, the late Harry and the late Barb. Fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) from 2-4p.m. and 7-9p.m. Funeral service will take place on Thursday, August 17, 2017 in the chapel at 12p.m. with visitation for one hour prior. A reception will immediately follow after which time Dennis will be laid to rest in the Uxbridge Cemetery. In memory of Dennis, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer Society. Send Condolence


 

WILLIAMS, Norman

Uxbridge Chapel

Mr. Norman (Rick) Williams of Lindsay, Ontario passed away suddenly on July 5th, 2017. Beloved son of the late Rita, (nee Sullivan) and Norman Franklin Williams, predeceased by his sister Susan Elizabeth Williams, survived by his nephew Jaime Hogge (Laura Brown). Rick was born March 31, 1950 at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Rick devoted his life to caring for his father and mother and to raising Jaime. He enjoyed his cats, Sailin and Figaro who were always close to him. Rick will be deeply missed by his other “families”, Jane and Harold Elmy, Mike and Sue Wood, Laurie McDonald (Bob) and neighbours from Uxbridge, Lindsay and surrounding areas. Also sharing in the loss “little brother” Peter Buker (P.E.I.) along with members of the local sailing community, and worldwide Hamm radio operators.

A private family interment service was held at Pine Grove Church, Uxbridge. A memorial celebration of life will be planned for September. Donations in Rick’s memory can be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation. Send Condolence


 

                                               

ALLEN, Douglas Gordon

Port Perry Chapel

Passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017 at Lakeview Manor, Beaverton, at the age of 90. Douglas was born in Brandon, Manitoba on March 2, 1927. He went on to graduate from the University of Manitoba with a degree in Electrical Engineering which led to a 33 year career with IBM Canada Ltd. in Manufacturing Management; with 25 years as a third level manager before retiring in 1983. His long career with IBM at one point afforded Douglas the opportunity to live overseas in Japan for 2 years on an international assignment.

In between graduation and the start of his career, Douglas married his beloved wife, Mabel (nee Macfarlane) and together had their daughter, Susan Burgess (John) of Collingwood and two sons; Brian (Patricia) of Sutton West and Glenn (Tina) of Port Perry. Over the years, Douglas and Mabel saw many moves; residing in Toronto, Willowdale, and rural Claremont before finally building their dream home on a sprawling property just outside of Port Perry.

Douglas was the beloved Grandfather of Catherine, Samantha and the late Carl Maxim Allen. He also leaves behind his sisters; Lois Boyan of Hamilton and Norma Woods of Kitchener and will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews; Betty, Alan, Bruce, Janice and Nancy. Fondly remembered by Krista and Mark Burgess.

Douglas’ family wishes to thank his neighbours; Gerry, Marlene, David and Ray Whitfield for their friendship and help over the years as well as Melanie, Bambi and the many others that provided him with homecare thus enabling Douglas to stay in his home almost until the end of his life.

Finally, a special “shout out” to the remarkable staff at Lakeview Manor, Beaverton, for all their love and support over the past year.

A Celebration of Douglas’ Life will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach St., Port Perry (905-985-7331) at 1p.m. with visitation for one hour prior. A reception in Douglas’ honour will immediately follow. In memory of Douglas, please consider a donation to Lakeview Manor, Beaverton.     Send Condolence


GRAY, Dr. Garnet

Uxbridge Chapel

It is with profound sadness the family announces his passing on Thursday, August 4, 2017 in his 92nd year. Garnet practiced optometry in Uxbridge for many years and will be sadly missed. After many years, he is now reunited with his loving wife, Winnona.  Garnet leaves behind his daughters, Vickie (Paul) and Julie (Mark) as well as 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. 

Funeral service will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Friday, August 112017 at 1pm with visitation one hour prior.  Following the service, there will be a reception after which time Garnet will be laid to rest in the Uxbridge Cemetery.  Donations in his honour would be appreciated to the Christian Blind Mission or the Canadian Bible Society. Send Condolence


HUNTINGTON, Bruce

Uxbridge Chapel 

Passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the age of 68. Predeceased by his parents, Lloyd and Wilda; his sister, Patricia Ryan and niece, Tiffany Ryan. Bruce will be deeply missed by his siblings; Roy, George (Jane), Robert and Alan (Cathy). Dearly loved by his nieces, nephews and his friends in the Uxbridge community where Bruce has been a well known member for many years.

A Celebration of Bruce’s Life will be held at the Greenbank Hall, 19965 Highway #12, Greenbank on Monday, August 14, 2017 from 12-3p.m. In memory of Bruce, please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association. Send Condolence


 

KELLETT, Ross

Port Perry Chapel

Peacefully at home on Friday, July 21, 2017 in his 76th year. Dear brother of Ralph (Dorothy) and Byron (Nancy). Loving uncle of Wayne, Kristal (Monte), Tracy (Wayne) and Donney. Devoted great-uncle of Ashley, Brittany, Isaac and Hope. Fondly remembered by his aunts, uncles other family and friends. Long time friend of Terri-Lynn. Ross will also be dearly missed by John, Patrick, Tina, Kookie and all the staff at Community Living Durham North.

Funeral service will take place at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331) on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 1 p.m. with visitation for one hour prior. A reception will follow at Community Living Durham North, 16025 Old Simcoe Road, Port Perry. In memory of Ross, donations may be made to Community Living Durham North. Send Condolence

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SMITH, Beatrice Doris

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away peacefully at Lakeview Manor on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at the age of 98.  Beatrice is reunited with her loving husband Harvey and son George.  Dear mother of Tom (Dorothy), Nancy (Dave) and Yvonne (Ernie).  Proud grandmother of Leeanne (Darryl), Craig (Andrea), Barb, Jeff (Erin), Sean (Sherri), Cheryl (Chris), Kevin (Heidi), Cory, Mark and several great grandchildren.

At the families request, there will be no funeral or visitation taking place, however there will be a private family interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery (375 Mount Pleasant Rd, Toronto).  In memory of Beatrice, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Canada. Send condolence


MILLER, James “Jim” Philip

July 18, 1932 – July 16, 2017

Port Perry Chapel

Peacefully on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Port Perry Place at the age of 84.  Jim, formerly of Fall River, Nova Scotia was predeceased by his wife, Carolyn.  Loving father to John (Alyson) of Port Perry and Patty (Ray) of Whitby.  Poppa will be fondly remembered by his 6 grandchildren; Krista, Joey, Nikki, Maggie, Missy and Katie.  Jim will also be sadly missed by all of his family and friends.  

An open house to share memories and celebrate Jim’s life will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 1:00 – 4:00p.m. at the home of Patty and Ray Balachorek located at 9 Sean Court in Whitby. All who knew and loved Jim are welcome to attend. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region. Send Condolence


GIBBONS, Dave (Potsy)

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away at his home on Sunday, July 16th, 2017 in his 57th year.  Dave will be dearly missed by his partner Nancy, his brothers Michael and Peter (Denise) and will always be remembered as uncle Buck to his nephews Pete and Jake.

Funeral service will take place at Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St.S, Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Friday, July 21st, 2017 at 2p.m with visitation one hour prior.  Immediately following the service Dave will be laid to rest in Churchill Cemetery, Ninth Line & Aurora side road, after which time the family invites you to join them for a reception at the Ballantrae Community Centre, 5592 Aurora Rd, Whitchurch-Stouffville (905-640-1900).  In memory of Dave, please consider a donation to the Diabetes Association of Canada.  Send Condolence


WILSON, Dorothy Kathleen

Uxbridge Chapel 

At Uxbridge Cottage Hospital on Monday, July 17, 2017 in her 97th year.  Dear wife of the late Rev. James Wilson.  Loving mother of Jean, Helen (Floyd), Norm (Lianne) and the late Bruce (Elaine) and proud grandma of 13 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

Friends and family may call at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S, Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior.  Immediately following the service Dorothy will be laid to rest in Foster Memorial Cemetery, after which time the family invites you back to the funeral home for a time of fellowship and refreshments.  Donations in her honor can be made to the Goodwood Baptist Church or the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital.  Send Condolence


SEELEY, Bernice Elizabeth

March 23, 1937 - July 12, 2017

Uxbridge Chapel

It is with profound sadness the family announces the passing of Bernice after a short illness on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.  She is survived by her loving daughters Faith (the late Jay) and April and predeceased by her dear husband Wallace and daughter Dona.  Bernice will be missed by her sister Barbara, as well as her nieces and nephews.

The family welcomes you to join them for a memorial gathering and reception on Friday, July 28, 2017 from 1-3 p.m. on the lower level of the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073). In memory of Bernice, donations may be made to the New Uxbridge/Scugog Animal Shelter or the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region. . Send Condolence


WEISMAN (nee Sparks), Shirley Alexandra

November 25, 1935 – June 9, 2017

Uxbridge Chapel

Shirley passed away peacefully at the home of her sister Susan (Harry) Hall in her 82nd year. She was a graduate registered nurse from the Atkinson School of Nursing at the Toronto Western Hospital (1957). Shirley also graduated from the Ontario College of Art with an Associate in Drawing and Painting, Printmaking and Stained Glass (1964). Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Gustav Weisman and her sister, Mary Alexander. Shirley will be greatly missed by her surviving family: her stepsons, G. Varley Weisman (Bonnie) and Steven Weisman; her grandchildren, Nathaniel Weisman and Deni Lyn Eckensweiler; her brother Jim (Karen) Sparks, her sister Susan (Harry) Hall and by many beloved nieces and nephews; Tom Alexander, Tim (Vivian) Alexander, Jay (Susan) Alexander, Susan (Dennis) Alexander, Yasmin (Bruce) Haldenby, Nadine (David) Pavan, David (Shaona) Wing, Bruce (Seraphima) Hall, Sarah Elise Hall.

The family would like to thank the many health care workers of the past three years who helped Shirley on her journey with pancreatic cancer: the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital, the Markham Stouffville Hospital, Sunnybrook Hospital and finally the nurses and care workers of the North Durham ParaMed Team. Shirley's bright and caring spirit will be missed by all of us.

An open house to share memories and to celebrate Shirley's life will be held on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 1-4 p.m. at the home of Susan and Harry Hall, 106 First Ave., Uxbridge, Ontario. All friends and family are welcome. Send Condolence


 

MILLER, Robert Stephen "Steve"

Port Perry Chapel

It is with broken hearts that the family announce Steve’s peaceful passing at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa on Friday, July 7, 2017 at the age of 58, after a valiant battle with cancer. Beloved husband and best friend of Cyndi. Loving and devoted father of Jordan (Sarah) and Nicolle (Patrick). Cherished and proud Grampy of Quinn, Logan, Courtney, Wesley and Jaden. Dear brother of Debbie, Bill (Krista), Michael and Melanie (Greg). Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Friends and family may call at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331) on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Funeral service on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 1 p.m. with visitation for one hour prior. A reception will follow. In memory of Steve, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Send Condolence

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ALLBRIGHT, Grant

May 31, 1953 - June 27, 2017

Uxbridge Chapel

Grant passed away peacefully at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital with his family by his side in his 64th year; he is now with his beloved "Martha". Predeceased by his father, Melville. Survived by his wife Charmaine. Loving father of Tracey, Danielle and Dawn. Proud Papa of Kodie, Alicia, Grant, Milton, Jaden, Joseph & Carlie Lou. Great-grandfather of Hunter and John. Grant will also be greatly missed by his mother Ruby and siblings; Joan, Larry, Howard & Gale as well as his nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and a number of good friends considered to be a close part of our family. The family would like to thank all the specialists, doctors and nurses for their caring support.

Funeral service will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905) 852-3073 on Monday, July 3, 2017 at 1p.m. with visitation for one hour prior. Interment to follow in the Uxbridge Cemetery after which time a reception in Grant’s honour will take place at the funeral home. In memory of Grant, please consider a donation to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital or the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters. Send Condolence


 

HARRIS, Phyllis Marie

Port Perry Chapel

At Lakeridge Health Port Perry on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in her 96th year. Beloved wife of Alfred Harris (predeceased, 2016). Loving step-mother of Brian Harris (Sharon) of Waterloo, Sharon Kreuzer (Darryl) of Edmonton, and Lynn Walters (Craig) of Port Perry. Grandmother of Robert (Andrea), Marty (Marketta), Timothy (Beata), Andrew Harris, Michael and Jason Kreuzer. Great-grandmother of Aislinn (Brian), Cailen, Emalyn, Nathan, Peyton, Spencer, Kyle, Kieran and Lincoln. Great-great-grandmother of Henry and Lily. Survived by her sister Lois Clifford. Phyllis was a graduate of Western Hospital (1946). She was a retired Director of Nursing in the County of Halton (1986) and an active member of St. Luke’s Anglican Church in Mississauga (1959-1993).  Phyllis was an active community worker for the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Salvation Army, volunteer at the Open Door, the Credit Valley Hospital and the Trillium Hospital in Long Term Care. Phyllis was commissioned as a Nursing Sister and Officer of the Canadian Army Reserve. Phyllis was a loving, caring, modest and inspirational person who was greatly admired, respected and loved by everyone around her.

The family will receive friends at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331) on Monday, July 3, 2017 from 11 a.m. until the time of service in the chapel at 12 p.m. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Phyllis may be made to the Salvation Army – North York or the Port Perry Hospital Foundation. Send Condolence

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MANN, Lorraine Agnes

Port Perry Chapel

Lorraine Agnes Mann, born Oct 17, 1924; went home to God in her 93rd year on Sunday, June 25, 2017. Survived by her much loved daughter, Patricia McBain (Bryan), grandson Christopher, sister Norma Myers (the late Peter), nieces and nephews; Paul Myers (Lucy), Bonnie Hendrickson (John), Peter Myers (Lori), Jim Myers, Kathleen Martino (Frank), Graham Knope (Carol), Catherine Robertson (Doug), many great nieces and nephews and her special friend and companion Bill MacLaren.  Lorraine was also predeceased by parents Earl and Mae Knope, her brother Joseph Knope (survived by Linda) and nephew Patrick Myers (survived by Debbie).  Lorraine worked for 42 years in the TD Bank rising from teller to branch manager.  She was outgoing, and loved sports.  She curled for more than 50 years and didn’t hang up her broom until she was 85 years old. Lorraine also took up golf in her early 80’s and was a champion bowler in earlier years.  She loved family parties and travelling with Bill. Her last 2 years were spent close to her daughter at Centennial Place in Millbrook. 

Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the Low and Low Funeral, 1763 Reach St., Port Perry (905-985-7331) beginning at 12p.m. until service time at 1p.m.  A reception will immediately follow with interment at a later date in Mount Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Centennial Place Long Term Care Facility in Millbrook, Alzheimer Society of Peterborough or St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Millbrook would be greatly appreciated by family. Send Condolence


TAYLOR, Richard "Dick"

Uxbridge Chapel

Entered into rest on Friday, June 23, 2017 at Pinecrest Nursing Home, Bobcaygeon, in his 82nd year. Dick, beloved husband to Noreen. Loving father to Paul (Jody), Michele (Terry), and Rob (Samantha). Grandfather to Jason, Christopher, Steven (deceased), Jenn, Eden and Aria. Great- grandfather to David, Jace and Jude. Survived by his brother Murray and sister Darlene Graham. Predeceased by Bruce, Willis, Allan and Ron.  

At Dick’s request, cremation has taken place and a private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Send Condolence


MCINTOSH, Claire

Uxbridge Chapel

After a lengthy battle with cancer, Claire McIntosh passed away peacefully on the morning of Thursday, June 22, 2017 at her home in Port Perry. We are sad to see her go, but glad she is in heaven, and no longer suffers. Predeceased by her loving husband, Kenneth McIntosh. Claire is the beloved mother of David (Kathy) and Daniel (Debra); cherished Gran of Tyler (Sara) and Ian (Lindsay); fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews, Monica (Crosbie), James (Jamie), Laurie and Brian (Diane) as well as her sister in-law, Toby. Claire was also predeceased by her brother, James Cole.

Thank you to our UBC family for all your prayers and support, to Community Care and the Palliative Care team, Port Perry for going above and beyond to make sure Mom was comfortable.

A Celebration of Claire’s Life will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the Uxbridge Baptist Church, 231 Brock St. W. (905-852-3662), at 7p.m. with visitation beginning at 5p.m. Reception at the church to immediately follow. In memory of Claire, please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society. Send Condolence


 

CORMIER, Richard “Rick” Charles

Port Perry Chapel

September 10, 1962 – June 20, 2017

On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, Rick passed away after a lengthy battle at Sunnybrook Hospital in his 55th year. Rick leaves behind his sister Pat (Rick), half brother Shawn, niece Sara and nephew Michael. Predeceased by his parents Norrine and Joseph Cormier. Rick will be deeply missed by his friends and coworkers at Plitron Manufacturing, where he was a dedicated employee for 31 years.

Friends and family may call at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331) on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 1 p.m. with visitation for one hour prior. A reception will follow at the family home. In memory of Rick, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Send Condolence

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VISAGIE, Mary

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away in her sleep after a short illness at Markham Stouffville Hospital on Friday, June 16, 2017 at the age of 86. Mary was predeceased by her loving husband, Martin in 1998. Beloved Mom of Karolien (Doug), Stephen (Ranette) and David (Bonnie); cherished Ouma of Karen (Matt), Pamela (Michael), Lori, Tyler, Piper, Paige, Riley and Connor; Godmother of Jason, son of her dear friends; Mary and Oliver Coughlan. Dear sister of Brian, Phillip and Rita. Mary will be sadly missed by many family and friends both here and in Ireland where she was born.

Mom was an active member of the Bridgewater Condominium community where she lived for many years; enjoying movie nights and community dinners. An avid sports fan, Mom particularly enjoyed cheering on the Leafs. She was a creative person who liked crafting, knitting and sewing and was an expert seamstress. Mom had a love of dogs; big or small and had an innate talent for training them which we made use of over the years. She will be remembered for so many things; especially the love and devotion she had for us, her family.

A service for Mary will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 59 Toronto St. S., Uxbridge on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11a.m. with visitation for one hour prior. A reception in her honour will immediately follow at the church with interment in Aurora cemetery afterward. In memory of Mary, please consider a donation to Precious Minds which can be made directly through Low and Low Funeral Home. Send Condolence


HILL, William “Bill” Wilson

Port Perry Chapel

December 16, 1927- June 17, 2017

Passed peacefully at Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay. Cherished husband of Jackie       (nee Larkin) for 59 years and loving father to George (Darlene) and the late Beverley Fedoroff (Paul). Adored grandfather to Brad (Brittany), Amanda Jackson (Chris) and Evan (Samantha); caring great-grandfather to Bryce and Rose, the apples of his eye. Bill is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Predeceased by four brothers and two sisters.

A Celebration of Bill’s life will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331) on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 1p.m. with visitation for one hour prior, reception to immediately follow. Interment in Claremont Cemetery. In memory of Bill, please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society. Send Condolence

 If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever.


SHADFORTH, Ethel (nee Sims)

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away peacefully at home on Friday, June 16, 2017 at the age of 88.  Predeceased by her husband Jim.  Mother of Jim.  Sister of Agnes (Jack) Armstrong, Donald (Eileen) Sims, William (Joyce) Sims, Marjorie (William) McGinnis, Elizabeth (Malcolm) Collins, Dorothy (Robert) Murray, Shirley (Hugh) Orser and Beatrice (Ken) Green.  The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors in Uxbridge and Markham for their care, particularly Val Savage, R.N.

A visitation will be held at Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge, Ontario (905) 852-3073 on Monday, June 19, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9p.m.  A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. followed by interment at Uxbridge Cemetery and reception thereafter at Low and Low. Send Condolence


BLEWETT, Matthew "Matt" John

Port Perry Chapel

It is with broken hearts the family announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Matt on Monday, June 12, 2017 in his 57th year. Beloved soulmate of Dale. Loving and devoted father of Jacob, Samantha, Matthew and Logan. Dear brother of Diane (Jim). Fondly remembered by his nephews James and Matthew. Matt will be sorely missed by all who loved him.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach St., Port Perry (905-985-7331) from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place in the chapel on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 1 p.m. with visitation for one hour prior. A reception will immediately follow. Send Condolence


MAJURY, Thelma Kathleen

Uxbridge Chapel

February 23, 1933 – June 9, 2017

On Friday, June 9, 2017, Thelma passed away peacefully surrounded by her wonderful caregivers at Lakeview Manor, Beaverton. She has gained her wings and is now reunited with her loving husband George (Pops), who were wonderfully married for almost 64 years this September. Thelma will be sadly missed by her 6 beautiful children; Debbie (Robert) Mack, Maryann (Steve) Taylor, Diane (Jim) Dillon, Denise (Larry) Lamb, Darrell Majury and Matt (Sara) Majury, her sister Marleen Hoeppner, her 17 grandchildren and 10.5 great grandchildren.  Predeceased by her brothers John and Keith Holstead. 

The family would like to thank the Uxbridge Community Care for finding them such a beautiful home to spend their years as well as the entire staff at Lakeview Manor, not just the caregivers, they went out of their way to make our parents final years together wonderful.  They were treated like family with such love and respect. A huge thank you as well to our sister Denise for her endless help, devotion and knowledge.

Thelma was a long time resident of their Wagner’s Lake home where a celebration of her life with George will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 3pm. Send Condolence


JAMES, Doreen

September 24, 1930 – June 10, 2017

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, June 10, 2017 in her 87th year.  Predeceased by her husband Norman James. Loving mother of Gail (Gordon) Baxter, Gary (Fay) James and Glen (Janice) James.  Proud grandmother of Jeffery, Melissa, Andrew, Cherylanne, Sharday, Brock and Nadine and great grandmother of Keagan and Ares.  Doreen will also be missed by her brother Ronald Duckworth.  The family would like to thank the nurses and caregivers that made it possible for Doreen to stay at home.

Friends and family may call at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St.S, Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the chapel on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 2pm with visitation one hour prior.  Immediately following the service Doreen will be laid to rest in the Uxbridge Cemetery, after which time the family warmly invites you back to their home for a time of fellowship and refreshments. Donations in her honor can be made to Trinity United Church, Special Olympics Canada or The Canadian Cancer Society. Send Condolence


HARRISON, George Thomas

Uxbridge Chapel

On Saturday, June 3, 2017, George Thomas Harrison passed away in his 88th year. George was predeceased this past March by his beloved wife Helen. He is the dear father of Kathy (Forsyth) and her husband David Marshman, the late Thomas Harrison and his wife Julliette Terry and the late Keith Harrison. Loving grandfather of Nicholas, Gregory, Gordon and Katie. George is also predeceased by his brother Jim (Barbara). He will be fondly remembered by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at St. Paul’s Leaksdale Presbyterian Church, 12251 Regional Road 1, Leaskdale on Friday, June 9, 2017 beginning at 11a.m. until time of service at 1p.m. A reception will immediately follow after which time George will be laid to rest with Helen in Foster Memorial Cemetery. If desired, donations in memory of George’s may be made to St. Paul’s Leaksdale Church or the Princess Margaret Foundation.  Send Condolence


ROBINSON, George James

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the Markham Stouffville Hospital at the age of 81. Predeceased by his wife Donna (2003) and wife Eva. George was the loving father of Tracy, Kelly (Jeff) and Jody (Steven); beloved Grandpa of Connie, Shawn (Krista), Ethan and Emma; Great-Grandpa of Holly and Ian and dear brother of Joan and Paul. George will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Cremation has taken place and in keeping with George’s wishes, there will be no formal service. Arrangements entrusted to the Low and Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge (905-852-3073). In memory of George, please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society. Send Condolence


NOTMAN, Robert "Roy"

Port Perry Chapel

It is with profound sadness that the family of Roy Notman announce his passing on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the age of 73. Loving husband of Kay. He leaves his legacy in his children, Claire, Jenny and Robert, and in his grandchildren, Fiona, Evan, Lydia and Elyse. Dear brother of Joyce and Myra; brother in-law of Ken and Tom. Roy was the former owner of Vallance Equipment for 20 years.

Friends and family may call at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331) on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 5-8 p.m. A Celebration of Roy’s Life will take place in the chapel on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 2 p.m. with visitation for one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Roy may be made to the Nature Conservancy of Canada (www.natureconservancy.ca) or a charity important to you. Send Condolence

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STECKLEY, Hannah Jean

Uxbridge Chapel

Sadly and most unexpectedly, we announce the passing of our baby girl, Hannah Jean Steckley. Born to parents Robert and Michelle Steckley of Uxbridge on Friday, June 2, 2017 at the Markham Stouffville Hospital; Hannah was the little sister to Cate and Travis and granddaughter of Kim and Kathy Steckley of Epsom and Brian and Catherine Harper of Uxbridge.

A service to honour Hannah will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 2p.m. with visitation for one hour prior at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073). In memory of Hannah, please consider a donation to a charity important to you. Send Condolence


WILLIAMSON, William “Bill” Lyon

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital at the age of 88. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 52 years, Elisabeth. Bill is the dearly loved father of Bruce (Holly), David, Eric and Lorraine (Ken). Cherished Grandpa of Lauren (Jordan), Amy (Bryan), Alec, Steven, Emily, Joel, Ty, Grace and Tucker; Great-Grandpa of Indya and Cali. Bill will also be sadly missed by his friend and companion, Helen. Fondly remembered by his brother Robert and many nieces and nephews.

A private family service to take place at the Low and Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge with a Celebration of Life to be held later this summer. In memory of Bill, please consider a donation to a charity important to you. Send Condolence 


 

DONER, Howard Walter

Uxbridge Chapel

Howard Walter Doner, age 86, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in Whitby, Ontario. Howard was born on May 26, 1931 to Earl and Mabel (Hilts) Doner in Gormley, Ontario, the eldest of four children. Howard married Jean (Brown) on September 15, 1956 in Bloomington, Ontario. In 1969 they moved to Cannington, Ontario where they raised their four children and made a living growing and marketing rutabagas and breeding Donelea Holsteins. Howard is survived by his devoted wife, Jean, and their four children: Daniel (and Anita) Doner; Richard (and Dale) Doner; Janet (and David) Reid; and Linda (and Cameron) McBain. “Papa” will be missed by his 12 grandchildren: Kyle, Natalie and Ava Doner; Benjamin (and Amanda) Doner, Katie (and Justin) Hackett and Jason (and Beth) Doner; Richard, Sarah and Emily Reid; and Leah, Brandon and Ethan McBain. He was blessed with four great-grandsons: Everett Doner, Samuel Hackett, and Micah and Isaiah Doner and was the much-loved brother to Floyd, Charlie and Evelyn Doner. 

Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 5-8p.m. at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073). A Celebration of Howard's Life will take place in the chapel on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1:30p.m. with visitation for one hour prior. Reception to immediately follow. In memory of Howard, donations to Gideons International of Canada would be appreciated by the family. Send Condolence


HUNTER, A. Grant

Port Perry Chapel

Passed away peacefully with his children by his side at Port Perry Place on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in his 102nd year. Grant Hunter, dearly beloved husband of the late Eva Hunter. Loving father of Beth (Chuck) Willes, John (Jacqui) Hunter, Linda (Bob) Hunter and Susan Hunter. Dear grandfather of 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Grant will be sadly missed by his extended family and many friends.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Grant’s life will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331) on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 2 p.m. with visitation for one hour prior. A reception will follow on the upper level. Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Port Perry Hospital Foundation or the SickKids Foundation would be appreciated. Send Condolence

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WEIDLIN, Rudolf Herbert

Uxbridge Chapel

Surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, May 26, 2017, Rudolf Herbert Weidlin took his final breath at Uxbridge Cottage Hospital at age 83.

Born in Chile to the late Julius Weidlin (Germany) and Lilly Von Boden (Chile), he moved to Toronto with his young family in 1966 and Uxbridge in 1980. He is predeceased, in the very same room, by the love of his life, Johanna, who passed three years earlier. A secret portal in this room has now reconnected them. Rudolf marveled at the miracle and beauty of life. He remained devoted to his family that spanned across three continents, and had a great affinity to his friends, colleagues, and clients (Real Estate) who kindly continued to visit him after retirement.  

Son Ricardo, daughter in-law Anette and grandchildren Christopher, Kira (Christian Biegel), Kai (Germany) and daughter Karin Welsh (former husband Jeff) and grandchildren Lindsey (Brad) Smulders, Cory, Brooke (Uxbridge), and great-granddaughter Cameron Smulders will miss his warmth, wisdom and mischievous smile. The third of six children. Rudolf was predeceased by siblings Elisabeth Fisher (Chile), Hildegard Schaub (lHeinrich) (Chile), and Alberto Weidlin (Claire) (North Carolina). His quiet, refined nature will be missed by brother Gerhard Weidlin (Ilse)(Chile) and sister Vally Maurin (Alfonso)(Mississauga), brother-in-law Roberto Korn (wife Aida, predeceased)(Chile), and many nieces and nephews in Toronto, Boston, Chile, and Germany.

Rudolf’s life will be celebrated in Uxbridge on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 10 a.m. Location details to follow. In gratitude to the caring staff, donations can be made to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital. Or, you may wish to make some time and visit with a senior. Arrangements entrusted to the Low and Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge (905-852-3073). Send Condolence


 

KEALEY, Helena Elizabeth (nee Murphy)

Uxbridge Chapel

Helen passed away peacefully at home at Butternut Manor, Uxbridge, Ontario on May 25, 2017 in her 95th year.  Born February 4, 1923 in London England. For over 57 years, Helen was the loving and devoted wife of Thomas Francis Kealey of Belfast Northern Ireland, who predeceased her in 2012. Dearly loved mother of Kathleen Chabot (the late Martin), William Kealey, and Maureen Scott (David). Cherished Nana to Meagan Scott, Ian Kealey, and the late Michael Scott. Helen was also predeceased by her younger brother William Murphy in 1994.

Helen was known for her great sense of humor and joke telling, and she was often called upon to get up and tell jokes to entertain crowds, which she loved to do. She loved playing Bridge, sharing her many life experiences, and she was proud of being an original “Bomb Girl” as she worked at a munitions plant in Toronto making rifles for Canadian Troops during WWII.

Special thanks go to Marilen, Jennifer, Barb, Dr Doobay, and all the loving staff at Butternut Manor for taking such wonderful care of both Mom and Dad since 2008.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 11:00a.m at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 70 Toronto St. N, Uxbridge. A reception will follow in the church hall.In lieu of flowers, donations to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital would be greatly appreciated. Send Condolence

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MARSH, Margaret

Port Perry Chapel

Passed away peacefully at Port Perry Place on Sunday, May 21, 2017 in her 94th year. Predeceased by her husband John Eric Marsh (1972). Beloved mother of Sharon Wilson (George), Nancy Howe and Steven (Cheryl). Dear Grandma of Kenneth, Andrew (Carrie), Joshua (Mellissa), Eric, Christopher, Thomas, Heather and Sarah. Great-Grandma of Sawyer, Hope, Lane and Marlee. Cherished sister of Eileen, the late Mildred, the late Anson and the late Herbert.

Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1710 Scugog St., Port Perry at 11a.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 with a reception in the church hall to immediately follow. Interment will take place in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London, Ontario later in the summer. Donations in memory of Margaret may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Send Condolence


YEOMANSON, Ferne Margaret

Port Perry

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 21, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Earl Yeomanson (2007). Much loved mother to Paul (Janet), Brian (Crystal), the late Michael and the late Roy (Beth). Cherished Nana of Sonya, Joseph, Brittany and Brandon; Great-Nana of Ashley, Christopher and Penny. Ferne will also be sadly missed by her sisters, nieces and nephews.

A private family service will take place at a later date. A donation to the Alzheimer Society of the Durham Region (www.alzheimer.ca/en/durham/Get-involved/Donate) would be appreciated by Ferne's family. Send condolence


FOOTE-LENEY, Grace Yvonne

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at Reachview Village, Uxbridge on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Predeceased by husbands; Gordon Foote and Doug Leney. Grace leaves behind her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., (905-852-3073) at 2p.m. with visitation for one hour prior. Interment in Uxbridge Cemetery to follow as well as a reception at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 170, 109 Franklin St., Uxbridge. In memory of Grace, a donation to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 170, Uxbridge or a charity important to you would be appreciated. Send Condolence


HOOKER, Dorothy "Dot" Louise

Port Perry Chapel

Passed away peacefully at her home in Greenbank while surrounded by the love of her family. Dot was a loving and caring woman who fought a remarkably brave and courageous battle against the cancer that she never allowed to define her life over the past 13 years. She leaves behind her beloved husband of almost 41 years, Roy and was the incredible mother to her girls; Dana Johnston (Kent) and Melissa Bly (Dave). Dot was the cherished Grammy and super hero to Brett, Delaney, Sadie and Wyatt. Loving sister to Marie, Joyce, Ron, Doug, Barb, Bev, Bob and Marg. Predeceased by her parents, Gordon and Sadie Smith and her sister, Shirley. Aunt Dot will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Dot was an inspiration to many and was known for living life to the fullest through her endless volunteer work, birding and cottage adventures, caring for others, gardening, card making, practicing reflexology, listening to music, dancing, baking, making preserves and of course her coveted chocolates. Dot continued to be an active member of Greenbank United Church and loved being part of organizing the annual 3-Pitch Tournament in Greenbank. She was so proud of her grandchildren and was always their “#1 fan” cheering them on from the sidelines at their various sporting events. Known as “Grandma Dot” to children in the community, her loving and nurturing spirit will be remembered and missed by so many.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 26, 2017 at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach St., Port Perry (905-985-7331) from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A Celebration of Dot’s Life will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the Greenbank United Church, 19991 Hwy 12, Greenbank at 11 a.m. with visitation for one hour prior. A reception will immediately follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre, Oshawa, the Greenbank Hall Board or a charity important to you. Send Condolence


DELLER, Ross

Uxbridge Chapel

It is with broken hearts we announce the sudden passing of Ross at his home on Thursday, May 18, 2017 after a long battle with ALS.  Cherished husband of Claudette, loving father of Christina (Brent), Carolyn (Jake) and Mark (Lucy).  Proud grandfather of Victoria, Samantha, Madisen, Jordan and Sierra.  Ross will be dearly missed by his extended family, friends and neighbours.  A special thanks to the PSW’s and the ALS society for their care and support over the years during Ross’s illness.

A memorial service will be held at Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S, Uxbridge 905-852-3073 on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 2 p.m. with visitation one hour prior.  Reception to follow.  If desired, donations may be made to the ALS Society of Canada.  Send Condolence


 

FOSTER, Donald ‘Don’ James

Port Perry Chapel

Peacefully at home on Sunday, May 14, 2017, surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 62. Beloved husband of Wendy (nee: Lee). Loving father of Andrew (Terra) and Brett. Cherished grandfather of Jaiden. Beloved son of Rodd and Marie Foster and son-in-law of Dolly and the late Ken Lee. Don will be deeply missed by his siblings: Lynne (Bob), Reg (Maryann), John (Kathy), Laurie (Norm), brother-in-law Brian (Holli). Fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Don worked as an electrician for many years on the job, and as a teacher and mentor to many students. He was active in the community volunteering for many organizations.  His witty sense of humour, kindness, and infinite knowledge will be greatly missed.  

A Celebration of Don’s Life will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331) on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 2-5p.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Sunnybrook Foundation -  Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research or a charity important to you. Send Condolence

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TERRY Sr., William “Bill” Joseph

Uxbridge Chapel

Bill passed away peacefully at the Markham Stouffville Hospital after a short illness, on Monday, May 15, 2017 at the age of 86. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Marcelle Terry in 2013. Bill will be dearly missed by his son Bill Jr. (Laura) and grandsons, Marc and Luke. He is sadly missed by his sister Patricia (Larry), niece Tracy (Tarl) and their children. Bill's family wishes to thank the attentive doctors, nurses and support staff for all their compassionate care at the Markham Stouffville Hospital.

There will be no formal service. However, friends are invited to a visitation in Bill’s honour at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 10a.m. – 12p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Send Condolence


MUSTARD, Mona Jean (nee Baird)

December 4, 1926 - May 13, 2017

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away peacefully at Lakeview Manor in Beaverton on Saturday, May 13, 2017 in her 91st year.  Reunited with her beloved husband, Mac.  Cherished mother to her son Grant (Rosemary). Proud grandmother of Craig (Rebecca), Chris (Jill) and great grandmother of Lincoln, Natalie and Anderson.  Mona was a lifelong member of the St. Paul’s Leaskdale Presbyterian Church and an avid organist and choir leader.  She will be missed dearly by her family and many friends that attended the church.

Friends and family may call at the St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 12251 Regional Road 1, Leaskdale on Thursday May 18, 2017 from 10 a.m. until the time of memorial service at 12 p.m. Reception to follow.  If desired, donations in memory of Mona may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or the St. Paul’s Leaskdale Presbyterian Church.  Send Condolence


HARPER, Charles Nathan

Port Perry Chapel

Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Port Perry on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the age of 81. Beloved husband of the late Jane. Loving father of Tami (Doug), Lori (Matt) and Nancy (Klodi). Cherished and devoted grandpa of Brandon, Brett, Scott, Alexa, Zane and great-grandpa of Jennifer, Michael and Harper. Dearly missed by his sisters Kay, Lill, Eleanor and his brother Bill. Predeceased by his sisters Betty and Rose.

A Celebration of Charlie’s Life will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331) on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 5-8p.m. In Charlie’s memory, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Send Condolence

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MATTHEWS, Sylvia May (nee Riley)

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Markham Stouffville Hospital in her 82nd year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Charles “Ridge” Riley (1993). Loving mother to her three sons; Christopher (Nadine), Graham (Sheila), and Jason (Jennifer). Dearly loved Nana of Shane, Clayton (Logan), Straun, Kristy, Courtney and Austin as well as Great-Nana of Wesley. Sylvia will also be sadly missed by her sisters in England, Betty and Pauline. Predeceased by brothers, Ken and Raymond. Sylvia is fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, extended family and Harvey Matthews.

Friends and family may call at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 7-9p.m. A service to celebrate Sylvia will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 1p.m. with visitation for one hour prior. Reception to immediately follow. In memory of Sylvia, please consider a donation to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital. Send Condolence  


GOULD, Jean Mary (nee Eyre)

Uxbridge Chapel

It is with heavy hearts that we had to wish bon voyage to our dear mother Jean. She passed away in her sleep the evening of Monday, May 8, 2017 after just reaching the age of 95 at Lakeridge Health Hospital Oshawa having fallen breaking both her hip and wrist two weeks prior. Mom was predeceased by her husband of 69 years, Walter; son, Ken;  brothers, Stan and Ron as well as her sisters, Marg, Helen and Joy. She will be sorely missed by her children; Lynda (Gord), Steve (Sandra), Cathy (Mike) and John (Diana) and all her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Jean’s Life will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at St. Andrews-Chalmers Presbyterian Church, 40 Toronto St. S., Uxbridge with visitation beginning at 10:30a.m. until service time at 12p.m. A reception in Jean’s honour will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the MS Society would be appreciated. Mom was very passionate about the MS walk and participated until May 2016. Send Condolence


MILLER, Bruce John

Port Perry Chapel

It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Bruce on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the age of 63. Dear father of Tony (Lisa), Lauri (Steve) and Jeff. Lovingly remembered by his many grandchildren. Beloved partner of Ann Wuhrmann. Fondly remembered by his brother Keith (Angie), sister Leeanne (Tim) and his many nieces and nephews. Bruce was predeceased by his parents Rita and Hugh Miller and by his granddaughter Brittany.

Friends and family may call at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331) on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. No formal service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bruce may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Send Condolence

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WARD, Malcolm Stanley

February 6, 1999 – May 3, 2017

Uxbridge Chapel

With aching hearts we say goodbye to Malcolm. Beloved son of Terri and Clive, brother of Calvin and Andrew and loving grandson of motherbear and papabear. Malcolm is also dearly loved by his many aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by the late Denis Ward. You were our heart, soul and everything in between. You brought joy to our lives and were able to see things in a way that taught others. You were a special life taken too soon but left footprints on our hearts forever.

Visitation will be held at the Trinity United Church, 20 First Ave, Uxbridge on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 beginning at 12p.m. until time of service at 2p.m. A reception in honour of Malcolm will immediately follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to Sunshine Learning Centre Uxbridge, Precious Minds or the Uxbridge Youth Centre. Send Condolence


LEE, Jaimi Jennifer

April 24, 1992 - May 4, 2017

Uxbridge Chapel

Our shining star and brave warrior has been taken from us way too soon. Left to grieve is the love of her life Connor Warren, her parents Howard and Linda Lee, brother Jake, the entire Lee family, Swanson family and Simerson family and her many friends.  We are all devastated. Over the past 5 years, Jaimi has had the support and love of many people during her journey. Her parents Howard and Linda and her life partner Connor have been constantly by her side and helping Jaimi live her life in the best possible way. Jaimi and Connor moved to their farm in Victoria Corners 2 years ago and it was there that she achieved her dream of having a menagerie of animals including horses, dogs, donkeys, goats, chickens, rabbits ducks and more. She was a true animal lover.Some of her fondest memories were of Lake Kashagawigamog cottaging with her large extended Lee family, playing hot rum at nights and directing her cousins in their play performances during the day and entertaining us all.  Family meant everything to Jaimi and she was especially close to her grandmother, Margaret Lee, her late grandmother, Ann Swanson and her late grandfather Howard Lee Sr, cousin Rylee, her aunt Carol and all her cousins, aunts, uncles.  Many thanks to the people who helped to make Jaimis life a little easier over the past year. Lynn Simerson, Aunt Carol Zinser, Aunt Stephanie Lee, Cousin Tish Buchta, Nurse Deb from MSH Chemo Unit, Dr. Leena Hajra, Dr. Carlye Jensen, and Nurses Val and Rita and many others. Jaimi's passing has left a big hole in all our lives. We will never forget her beautiful smile, her red hair, her bravery and her love of family, friends and animals.  Every challenge brings a gift and Jaimis challenge brought the gift of courage, strength, kindness and grace. She has been an inspiration to all of us and will be in our hearts forever.

Visitation for Jaimi will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 2-4p.m & 7-9p.m. Service will take place on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at St. Paul’s Leaskdale Presbyterian Church, 12251 Regional Road #1, Leaskdale at 3p.m. with visitation for one hour prior with a reception to follow. In Jaimi's honour, please consider a donation to the New Uxbridge/Scugog Animal Shelter.  Send Condolence


 

 

ALSTEIN, Henry

 

Port Perry Chapel

 

Henry passed away peacefully in the presence of his family on Wednesday May 3, 2017 in his 88th year. He was the devoted husband of 64 years to Anne Alstein and father of Derrick (Kathy) Alstein, Edie (Dale) Forsyth and Anita (Derek) Bergstrom. Proud grandfather of seven grandchildren and great-grandfather of three (soon to be four) great-grandchildren. Henry is survived by a younger brother, Albert and sister, Annie who reside in Henry`s country of birth, Holland. Henry will be missed by family, friends and neighbours.

 

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331). In memory of Henry, please consider a donation to the Port Perry Hospital Foundation. Send Condolence


 

MACDONELL, Charles Osborne

Uxbridge Chapel 

Peacefully and with family by his side, Charles Osborne MacDonell passed away Monday, May 1, 2017 in his 92nd year. Predeceased by his loving wife and best friend of 53 years, Marilyn Anne. Loving father of John Charles (Sharan), Mary Louise, Joanne (Owen) and Catherine (Michael). Beloved grandfather of Katie, Eryn, Nicky, Andrew, Ian, Emilie, Cameron and Alison and great-grandfather of Nolan and Leah.  Survived by his brother  Jerome (Ruth) and predeceased by his parents John and Mary Catherine and his siblings; Dorothy, Evelyn (William), John Francis (Phyllis), Eileen (Jack), Inez (Ken), Doreen, Angus (Leona) and Donald (Erika). Dad will be fondly remembered by his family and friends for his wonderful sense of humour and love of music and dancing. Special thanks to the staff at Sunrise of Oakville for their loving care this past year.

Family and friends will be received for visitation on Friday, May 5, 2017 from 7-9p.m. at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905 852-3073). Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1p.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 70 Toronto St. N., Uxbridge with interment in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery to follow. Please consider a donation to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 170, Uxbridge where Charles was a proud member for many years. Send Condolence 


 

PARRY, Jeffrey "Jeff"

Port Perry Chapel

It is with breaking hearts and profound sadness we announce the sudden passing of Jeff on Friday, April 28, 2017 in his 44th year. Loving and adored father of Ella. Beloved son of Linda and the late Ken. Dear brother of Todd and his wife Robin. Lovingly remembered by his nephew Callum and his nieces Hannah and Sadie. Cherished grandson of Winnifred Parry-Nicholson. Fondly remembered by his dear friend Jennifer Murdoch and his many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Private family arrangements entrusted to the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331). If desired, donations in memory of Jeff may be made to the Ontario SPCA (www.ontariospca.ca). Send Condolence

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MUCKLE, Doris

1920-2017

Uxbridge Chapel

On Tuesday, January 3, 2017, Doris Muckle in her 97th year peacefully left her family, friends and colleagues at Parkview Home in Stouffville. The many friends, neighbours and nursing colleagues who knew her and miss her may join her family for a time of reminiscence and a light lunch at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 11:00a.m to 1:00p.m. Memorial donations to the Parkview Home Stimulation and Activity Fund (123 Weldon Rd, Stouffville, Ontario, L4A 0G8) or to any of the many causes Doris supported during her long life of service to others would be appreciated. Send Condolence


 

 

EVANGELISTA, Angelo

June 7, 1950 - April 21, 2017

Uxbridge Chapel

It is with profound sadness that the family of Angelo Evangelista announce his passing on Friday, April 21, 2017 in his 67th year after a long and valiant battle with Alzheimer's disease. Loving husband to Theresa (Teri) of 41 years. Proud and devoted dad to Kate (Dan Pigeau), John, Tim (Jennifer) and Emily. Special Papa and playmate to Gabriella Pigeau. Loving brother to Maria Rotondi (Remo), Jane Cavaliere (John), Tony (Lisa) and Maria Crocco (the late Tom). Beloved uncle to his many nieces and nephews. Much loved son in-law to Margaret Couch. Born in Italy, his family immigrated to Canada in 1954. Educated at York University and the University of Toronto he was most proud to receive his Masters of Education from Queen's University. Angelo was a highly respected, retired elementary school teacher who taught for both the Toronto Catholic District School Board and the Durham Catholic District School Board. He was an avid gardener, Toronto Maple Leafs fan, wine maker and golfer and will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

Family and friends will be received at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge on Monday, April 24, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9p.m. Mass of Christian Burial to be held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 70 Toronto St. N., Uxbridge on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11a.m. with a reception in the church hall to immediately follow. Burial will take place in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Uxbridge. The family asks that in memory of Angelo, you please consider a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region, Reachview Village Long Term Care or the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Foundation. Send Condolence


 

 

CARYI (nee SCOTT), Audrey Louise

 

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed from this life on April 5, 2017 as a consequence of a riding accident, age 67. Born in Manotick to the late Gordon and Myrtle (Bassett) Scott; Audrey attended Fisher Park High and the Ontario College of Art, Toronto, graduating with distinction. Later, she met the love of her life, John C. Caryi, and eloped (July, 1970) to the mountain village of Taman, Mexico. Moved to Dartford’s rolling hills (Northumberland County) with her horse Dixie Dale and welcomed precious daughter, Tania. Audrey supported John through many years of progressing MS until his passing in 2010. Passion for art and history bloomed as a museum specialist and exhibit artist at the Lang Pioneer Village in Keene where she marked 34 years in February. Beloved equine companion Dixie died in 1995 in her Dartford pasture at the age of 33. Here a memorial apple tree oversaw the marriage of Tania and Cody Storry.  Audrey’s extensive travel with friends and family touched 4 continents and every person who met her in her journeys. A destination and an invitation were always embraced with excitement and a packed bag. As an enthusiastic community supporter and volunteer in Warkworth area cultural boards and festivals, some of her own creation she touched the entire community. Audrey was the very proud and supportive Nana and playmate to Finley, Jude and Rhonan who will suffer the greatest loss unknown to them.  She is survived by her aging equine friend, Seelena, feline friend Poppy, sister-in-law Pat (Tony Clementi, Halifax), and her dear big sister Linda (Bill Gloss, Ottawa). Countless friends and neighbours will miss her every aspect and mourn her departure be it in such style.  This sweet woman's life of giving included her generous donation on the day of her passing, through the Trillium Gift of Life Network. Uxbridge has seen her often enjoying the town with her daughter and grandsons, eating a Bredin’s gingerbread man, peeking in Chances Are and riding the historic rails.

Arrangements entrusted to the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S, Uxbridge (905-852-3073). A day to celebrate her life, her beautiful energy and distinctive laugh, will be hosted at the Lang Pioneer Village Museum, 104 Lang Rd., Keene on Saturday, May 20, 2017 beginning at 11a.m. Please join her family in this day of joy and thanks for all she has given us. Donations may be made in her honour to The Trillium Gift of Life Network and the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Send Condolence


TABORSKI, Theodor “Ted”

WWII Veteran

Port Perry Chapel 

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our “Tat”/”Dziadziu”. A WW II Veteran, born in 1927 in Felinów, Poland, Ted passed away suddenly on Monday, April 10, 2017 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa at the age of 90. He fought with the Polish 2nd Corps in Italy and immigrated to Canada in 1947. Ted eventually settled in Oshawa and started working at General Motors in 1949, later retiring after 33 years of service.  He is predeceased by his loving wife, Lusia Taborski and son, Andrew. Ted is survived by his son, Jim (Helen) and daughter, Renata (Peter). He was adored by his grandchildren; Rachel, Rebecca, Hannah, Daniel, Tim (Selena), Jolene, Luke, Angela and Jennifer and treasured by his great-grandchildren; Veanna, Marshall, Griffin and Lola.  He will be missed by his extended family and friends, including sister in-law Bronia (Henry). Ted also leaves behind his beloved companion, Stormy, who will miss their daily adventures.

There will be no formal service, however, family and friends will be received at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach St., Port Perry (905-985-7331) for visitation on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 12-2 p.m. In memory of Ted, please consider a donation to the New Uxbridge-Scugog Animal Shelter or a charity important to you. Send Condolence

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GALONSKA, Dietrich

September 24th, 1938 - April 7th, 2017

Port Perry Chapel

Former Toronto principal, boater, athlete, nature lover, pond builder, lodge member, musician, and thespian. Beloved husband of Joan, loving father of Karin (Tim), Christina (Lee), Charlotte (Mark), and proud Opa of Zachary & Krysta. Dietrich passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loved ones, after a courageous six year battle with cancer. He has embarked on his final vacation, walking on the great sandy beach in the sky. He will best be remembered by his family and friends for his compassion and zest for life. Simply put, he wanted to make the world a better place. Without a doubt, he was an inspiration to those around him, always living life to the fullest with his huge smile. Sadly, the world is now a little less bright. A celebration of his wonderful life will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 1-4 p.m. at the Canterbury Centre, 127A Waterbury Crescent, Port Perry. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kentucky Chapter of "Healing The Children" http://healingthechildren.org. Send Condolence


MASCHKE, Douglas William

Port Perry Chapel

Peacefully passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017 at his home in Seagrave in his 57th year. Loving husband of Elizabeth for 36 years. Devoted father of Randy (Amanda), Ryan (Courtney) and the late Joshua (2011). Grandad of Renee, Brody, Jaxson and Hannah. Dear brother of Debbie, the late Dale, Dann (Sue), Dave (Wendy), Darlene, Mary-Lou (Ed), Susie (Chris) and Chris (Gary). Brother in-law of Nancy (Alan), Kathleen (Rod), Diana, Terry (Dave), Tracey (Rob) and Herb (Sarah).

A private family service will be held. If desired, donations to Lakeridge Health Port Perry or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Send Condolence


FRANCIS, James ‘JT’

Port Perry Chapel

Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Port Perry on Saturday, April 8, 2017 in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Barbara Mary Francis and the loving father of Joyce Delaney, Bob Francis (deceased), Joe Francis, Karen Francis and Gary Francis (deceased). Cherished grandfather of 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his step-children; Debby Smits, Steven Hicks, Denise Eagles and their families. JT will be fondly remembered by his sisters; Marjorie and Eva, and brothers; George and Don. Predeceased by his sister Doreen and brothers Chuck, Wally and David.

Family and friends may call at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331) on Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will take place on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 2 p.m. with visitation for one hour prior. Reception to follow. Donations in memory of James may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Send Condolence


 

HOEKSTRA, Donald ‘Don’

Port Perry Chapel

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in his 80th year. Don Hoekstra, beloved husband of Mary. Loving father of Patricia and Jake Haak of Port Perry, Ontario, Trudy and Calvin Maaŕhuis of Chilliwack, British Columbia and Erin Hoekstra of Calgary, Alberta. Cherished grandpa of Rebeka, Laurin and Kari Haak and Madelyn and Nathan Maaŕhuis. Dear brother of Rex and Carol Hoekstra of Whitby, Ontario and Lolkje Inberg of Hoogeveen, Netherlands. Dearly missed by his many brothers and sisters in law, nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to call at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331) on Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the Hope Christian Reformed Church, 14480 Old Simcoe Road, Port Perry, on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 1 p.m. with a reception to follow. If desired, donations in memory of Don may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Send Condolence

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HONEYBALL, Dennis Alfred

Uxbridge Chapel

It is with great sadness that the family of Dennis Alfred Honeyball announces his passing on Friday, March 31, 2017 at the age of 66. Dennis will be forever remembered by his loving wife of 46 years, Terry and his children; Jason (Jennifer), Daniel (Jody) and Emma (Bill). Dennis will also be greatly missed by his eight grandchildren: Sydney, Olivia, Aidan, Riley, Ryann, Alex, Amelia, and Emma, and by all of his family and dear friends.  

Service will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 2 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Reception to follow. In memory of Dennis, please consider a donation to the Odette Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook Hospital. Send Condolence


SHEEDY, Michael Anthony

Uxbridge Chapel 

It is with profound sadness that we announce Mike’s unexpected passing while vacationing with his family in Florida. Much loved husband of Jill, proud and loving father of Thomas & Dylan, eldest and beloved son of Anthony and Elizabeth. Brother of Mark (Wendy Ritch), Lorraine Burford (Darren), Monica Zarrello and Val Poole (Gary). Dear uncle of Katy, Courtney and Cameron Sheedy; Erin, Jake and Mel Burford; Ryan, Graham, James and Jacqueline Zarrello and Stephanie and Karlene Poole. Born in Toronto in 1960, Mike attended Thornhill Secondary High School going on to graduate from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) in 1983 and Masters of Applied Science in 1985. Following in the footsteps of his father, Mike’s engineering career was a mainstay in his life. He joined Eco-Tec in 1990 and became Vice-President of Technology Development several years later. Mike was truly one of life’s genuine and special individuals. His infamous wit; which he inherited from his mother, absolute joy of family life and unaffected kind manner were his trademarks. He was an avid reader and knowledgeable about many subjects. If anyone had a question, we would “Page The Oracle”. Growing up, sailing was a big part of his life and this was to be resumed with the purchase of a sailboat last year.

Family and friends will be received at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) for visitation on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 7-9p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 70 Toronto St. N., Uxbridge on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 11a.m. with a reception in Mike’s honour directly following. Private interment. The family kindly declines flowers but in place asks for donations to a charity important to Mike; Cam’s Kids (www.camskids.com). Send Condolence


DICKSON, James

Uxbridge Chapel 

Sadly, Jim died peacefully at his home in Markham on the morning of March 21st, 2017 in his 101st year.  He was predeceased by his wife of 70 years, Elizabeth (2012) and his son Trevor (2006).  He will be missed by his sons; Adrian and Roderick, grandchildren; Sean, Jeff (Amy), Crystal (Trinity), Brianne and Karly (Matt); great-granddaughter, Paige Valerie and his nephew Jack Dickson in Ireland as well as his many friends.  James was born in Ireland and worked his early life there until 1954 when he immigrated to Canada and spent his remaining working days with Miller Paving. His life was marked by his hard work and frugal lifestyle to support his family and to provide for them the best opportunity to be successful.  James was also a proud life long member of the Royal Arch Masons.  Many thanks to the staff, nurses and doctors at Amica at Swan Lake for their kindness, dedication and support over the last 7 years.

Funeral service will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S. Uxbridge (905) 852-3073, on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 1 p.m. with visitation for one hour prior. Interment in Uxbridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Valerie Dickson Fund at Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation or a charity of choice. Send Condolence


COXWORTH, Raymond Kenneth

WWII Veteran

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the age of 96. Ray has been reunited with his best friend and beloved wife of 46 years, Marianne (2016). He was a loving father to his three daughters; Laurie Hannington, Sandy Handford and Jennifer McCreary. Ray cherished his six grandchildren; Veronica, Harley, Colton, Zachary, Alexander and Joshua and great-granddaughter Pheonix. He also leaves behind his sister Lois in California and was predeceased by his siblings; Eileen, Frank, Lloyd and Gord. Ray was a WWII veteran and shortly after returning from Europe, he joined the Markham Village volunteers where he eventually became the Fire Chief. In 1971, when the full time Markham Fire Department was established, Ray became a full-time Captain at the John Street Station where he served until 1981 when he turned 60. Ray continued with the Fire Department as a dispatcher until March of 1986 when he retired.  During that time he continued as a District Chief with the volunteers until 1992 when he and Marianne moved to their new home in Uxbridge. Ray was an excellent example of a dedicated Canadian that served his country and the community as a volunteer and professional firefighter. Among many things, he will be remembered for his friendly, calm demeanor. 

A Memorial Gathering in honour of Ray will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905) 852-3073 on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 1-4p.m. with a Royal Canadian Legion ceremony beginning at 2:30p.m. Send Condolence


LANGDON, Norman Edward

April 4, 1934 - March 17, 2017

Uxbridge Chapel

On Friday, March 17, 2017 Norman was reunited with the love of his life Beryl.  Norman leaves behind his children; Vince (Laura) Langdon and Michelle (Jamie) Showers, his grandchildren; Emma, Hannah, Chloe and Nolan Showers and Kyle, Taylor, Rhys, Sarah and Olivia Langdon.  Arrangements entrusted to the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905)-852-3073. In memory of Norman, please consider a donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Send Condolence


KIMMEL, Anne-Marie (nee DeJong)

March 2, 1937 - March 13, 2017

Uxbridge Chapel

"Scatter my ashes over the Serengeti." That was the last wish of Anne-Marie Kimmel, who passed quietly Monday morning with daughters, Marcella and Denise by her side. Fighting a tough battle with cancer, Anne-Marie faced it with her usual stoic strength. Intensely private, she retained her sharp wit and humour until the end. We'll remember that spirit during a gathering at Denise's home, where she last lived. And we'll celebrate her adventurous spirit this summer, when we return her to the spots in Kenya and Tanzania she loved most. Watching sunset from Leopard Rock; enjoying a sip of Port while following the Great Migration and finally, flying high over the Serengeti. There, her ashes will be scattered from the sky onto the plains. Where Anne-Marie left her heart, her body will soon follow. 

For details on the March 25th gathering in honour of Anne-Marie, please contact the Low and Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge (905-852-3073). In memory of Anne-Marie, please consider a donation to Doctors Without Borders (www.msf.ca/en/donate-now). Send Condolence 


 

BEGG, Margaret Matilda

Uxbridge Chapel

It is with heavy hearts that the family announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother and grandmother at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 in her 93rd year. Margaret Begg, beloved wife of the late Harold Begg. Loving mother of Paul and cherished grandma of Darryl and Kimberly. Dearly missed by her daughter-in-law Angela. Dear sister of Dolly Brook, the late Ken Bromley and the late Gordon Bromley. Fondly remembered by nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Friends and family are invited to the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Friday, March 10, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service in the chapel on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11 a.m. with visitation for one hour prior. Reception to immediately follow. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery, Scarborough. If desired, donations in memory of Margaret may be made to the Canadian Hemophilia Society (www.hemophilia.ca). Send Condolence

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DERBY, William “Bill” Alexander

Port Perry Chapel

It is with great sadness that our beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, William Alexander Derby died on Monday, March 6, 2017 at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto. Bill leaves behind his wife, Jane; daughters, Susan (Dan Sloan), Andrea (Steve Carlisle) and Sarah (Colin McIntosh) as well as grandchildren; Andrew, Sam, Katie and Ben and his sister, Mary Preston. Bill was predeceased by his sister, Katherine Garrison. The son of Helen and Andrew Derby, Bill was born in 1937 in Noranda, Quebec. In his younger years, Bill spent summers out in the bush along James Bay and Northern Saskatchewan working with geologists. He would go on to have a long and fulfilling career as a teacher; working at Kapuskasing High School, Rosseau Lake College, Durham College and Loyalist College, passing along his passion for Canadian history to thousands of students along the way. Bill was instrumental in the start up of the Sports Administration Program at Durham College and for many students, he was considered one of the best teachers they ever had. Bill combined his love of sports and history when he wrote a column for the Globe and Mail, “This Week in Sports History”. He was an avid outdoorsman, comfortable in a canoe or cross-country skis. Bill spent many summers with his family at their cottage on the north eastern shore of Georgian Bay. He would spend hours canoeing, swimming and picking blueberries or cranberries and then over a glass of wine, regale everyone with stories. Once retired, he and Jane travelled the globe, enjoying many great adventures. Bill shared his passion for sports, travel, history and Canadian cottage life with his daughters and grandchildren.

As per his wishes there will be no service. At a later date however, there will be a celebration of life for family and friends. In memory of Bill, a donation to a charity important to you would be appreciated. Send Condolence


 

HARRISON, Helen Irene

Uxbridge Chapel

On Saturday, March 4, 2017 at home in her 84th year. Helen, beloved wife of George Harrison. Dear mother of Kathy (Forsyth) and her husband David Marshman, the late Thomas Harrison and his wife Julliette Terry and the late Keith Harrison. Loving grandmother of Nicholas, Gregory, Gordon and Katie. Sister of the late Velva Coppins and her husband Mert. Sister-in-law of Barbara Harrison and the late Jim Harrison. Remembered by many cousins, nieces and nephews in Canada and the UK.

Friends and family are invited to the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul’s Leaksdale Church, 12251 Regional Road 1, Uxbridge on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 1 p.m. There will be no visitation prior to the service. A reception will immediately follow. Interment Foster Memorial Cemetery. If desired, donations in memory of Helen may be made to St. Paul’s Leaksdale Church or a charity important to you. Send Condolence

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SPILCHEN, Richard ‘Dick’

Uxbridge Chapel

Peacefully after a very short illness at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital on Saturday, March 4, 2017 in his 81st year. Beloved partner of Anne. Loving father of Steven and his wife Kirsten. Cherished Grampa of Sarah and beloved Opa of Guin. Many thanks to the nurses and doctors at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital who took such great care of Richard in his final days.

At Richard’s request, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held. Arrangements entrusted to the Low and Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge (905-852-3073). If desired, donations in memory of Richard may be made to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Send Condolence

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HOWSAM, Robert ‘Bob’

Port Perry Chapel

Passed away peacefully after a valiant struggle, at Port Perry Place Long Term Care, on Thursday, March 2, 2017 in his 84th year. Bob Howsam, much loved husband of Norma for 63 years. Cherished father of Judy, Shelley (John Scott) and Lee (John MacInnis). Loving grandpa of Janna, Logan, Alexandra, Hailey, Evan, Robert, Zachary and Hannah. Dear brother of Vera Richardson. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Predeceased by his sisters Louise Carnegie and Dorothy Forder.

Friends and family are invited to the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331) on Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. No formal service will be held. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Port Perry Place Long Term Care. Send Condolence

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CARON, Audrey Florence

Port Perry Chapel

Passed away peacefully at the Bon Air Residence, Cannington on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, age 91. Audrey was predeceased by her loving husband, Guy (1980) and is the beloved mother of Mike (Patricia), Rob (Lisa), Gary (Julina), the late Monique and Nicole (Stan). Dear Nana of Rob, Jen, Gary, the late Mitchell, Kyle, Natasha, Curtis and Liam and Great-Nana of Quinn and Jack. Audrey’s family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at the Bon Air Residence for all their care and kindness over the years.

Cremation has taken place and at Audrey’s request, there will be no formal service at this time. Arrangements entrusted to the Low and Low Funeral Home, Port Perry (905-985-7331). In memory of Audrey, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Send Condolence


PEET, Laurence

Uxbridge Chapel

Peacefully at Markham-Stouffville Hospital on Friday, February 17, 2017 in his 89th year. Loving partner of Lena Christopher. Beloved father of Glen (Joanne), Ricky (Gail) and Lori. Cherished grampa of Andrea (Ray), Michelle, Darryl, Tara-Lynn and great-grampa of Haleigh and Peyton. Predeceased by his brother Allan. 

A Celebration of Laurence’s Life will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 1 p.m. with visitation for one hour prior. A reception will follow. If desired, donations in memory of Laurence may be made to a charity important to you. Send Condolence

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HARNDEN, Kenneth “Ken”

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones, on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Lakeridge Health-Oshawa, age 80. Ken was the loving husband of Linda and the beloved father of Marty (Terry), Lynn (Basil), Kim (Gord) and Renée (Don). He was the cherished Poppa of Suzanne, Liza, Chelsea, Devin, Jay, Emily and Nicholas and “Poppa Riley” of Mya. Ken will also be dearly missed by his four legged companions; Bandit and Smokey. Predeceased by his first wife, Beverley “Sue” Harnden.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) beginning at 1p.m. with visitation one hour prior. There will be a reception to follow after which time Ken will be laid to rest in the Uxbridge Cemetery. In memory of Ken, please consider a donation to the Humane Society of Durham Region (www.hsdr.org). Send Condolence 


 

MUUS, Margaret "Marg"

Uxbridge Chapel

It is with heavy hearts that the Muus family announce the peaceful passing of a beloved wife, mother, Oma and Great-Oma on Monday, February 13, 2017 in her 74th year. Margaret “Marg” Muus, has been reunited; just in time for Valentine’s Day, with her beloved husband Ted (2016). Loving mother of Benny (Lisa), Susan (Jeff), Teresa (Rob) and Tim (Anna). Cherished Oma of 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Tom Frederiks (Linda). Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Marg was happiest when surrounded by the love of her family and found great joy in crafting; including knitting, crocheting, doll making, ceramics and stained glass. Marg also had a “green thumb” which meant at times she seemed surrounded by her very own jungle.

Friends and family will be received at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Friday, February 17, 2017 from 2-4p.m. and 7-9p.m. Mass will be held at 11a.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 70 Toronto St., Uxbridge. Following the Mass, all are welcome to join the family at the Low and Low Funeral Home for a reception. Marg will be laid to rest with Ted in the spring. In memory of Marg, please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society. Send Condolence


ABATE, Paul Salvatore

Retired Metropolitan Toronto Police Officer

July 13, 1943 – February 2, 2017

Uxbridge Chapel 

It is with profound sadness that the family announces that Paul passed away peacefully surrounded by family, at Mackenzie Health Hospital in his 74th year.  Beloved husband of Linda Abate and loving father of Glen Abate, Deborah (Sam Wakileh), Adam Green and Casey (Jeff Ranich).  Cherished Grandfather of Valerie (Clay More), Bryan Wood, Dusty Abate and Justin and Jacob Miller. Adored Poppa of Jack and Claire Ranich. Great-Grandfather of Finley and Cooper More.  Paul will be lovingly remembered by his sister Maryann Lewis (Bob) and his brother Philip (Evelyn) as well as his in-laws; Larry and Brenda Fountain, Joanne and Frank Dunn, and David and Heather Fountain. Sadly missed by his nieces and nephews; Mark and Peter Abate, Jeannine Campbell, Sharlene Sprogis, Philena Linklater, Rachelle Abate, Michelle Donnelly, Stephanie Lewis, Peter and Scott Fountain, Debbie Huska, Andrew and Alan Dunn, Mandy Couper and Daniel Fountain. Paul is predeceased by his parents; Paul and Margaret Abate and his brother Peter. The family would like to thank his many caregivers, especially Allison Weir Gouveia, Andrew Fox, Margaret Scott, Dr. Nathoo, Dr. Srivamadevan, Dr. Bryon, the Cardiac Team at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Pickering DMC and the ICU and Dialysis Unit at Mackenzie Health Hospital. 

A Remembrance of Paul will be taking place at the Mill Run Golf Club, 269 Durham Regional Rd. 8, Uxbridge (905-852-6212) on Thursday, March 9, 2017 beginning at 11:30a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army Durham or the Sick Kids Hospital Foundation.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Low and Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge (905-852-3073).

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SEDGWICK, Ross Christopher-Dale

Uxbridge Chapel 

Sadly, Ross passed away suddenly after a tragic accident at his home on Friday, February 3, 2017, at the young age of 46. He was the loving fiancé of Chantel Boyle, the dedicated, wonderful father of Shelby, Christopher and Steven Sedgwick and to step-daughter Semira Burns and devoted Grandpa to Aiden. Ross will also be missed by his mother; Anne McShane (James), brother; Scott Sedgwick (Tracy) and their son Cole as well as Jay and Jill Gould and Suzie Gould. Much loved son in-law of Rick and Nancy Brown and fondly remembered by his step-mother; Terry, his Uncle Benny, extended family and friends.

Family and friends are invited to the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) for visitation on Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 1-3p.m. Donations made directly to the family to help with funeral costs would be appreciated. Send Condolence


DWAN, Murray

July 24, 1927 – February 4, 2017

Uxbridge Chapel

With loving hearts we wave goodbye to a great man. In his 90th year, Murray passed away peacefully at home on February 4, 2017, surrounded by the love of his family.  Murray, Dad, Grampa, Two-li, Great- Grampa, Uncle Mur, will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew him.  Happily married to his loving wife Marie for 67 years, Murray was a loving, patient and kind father to Donna (Gene), Michael and Robin (John).  He was the true definition of gentleman.  Murray took great joy in being Grampa to Mark, Connor and Dylan and Great -Grampa to Cierra, Marly, Jaxon and Hailea.  A photographer by trade, Murray and his partner Doug ran their own successful photographic printing business, Qualicolor Systems, until he retired at age 63. 

Please join Murray’s family for a celebration of his life at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 2:00p.m with visitation one hour prior.  A reception will follow.  The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Carlye Jensen for the amazing compassion, care and commitment she provided to Murray and his family.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Send Condolence


CALDWELL, Carley-Anne

Port Perry Chapel 

Peacefully at home on Friday, February 3, 2017, surrounded by the love of her family. Beloved fiancée of Ryan. Loving daughter of Steve and Cathy and daughter-in-law of Terry and Karen. Dear sister of Matt and sister-in-law of Justin (Kayla) and Dylan (Victoria). Adored aunt of Izabella and Margaret. Carley will be sadly missed by her beloved ‘fur baby’ Palmer.

Mass will be held at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 70 Toronto St. N., Uxbridge, on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 1p.m. A Celebration of Carley’s Life will follow at Scrambles (Foxbridge Golf Course) from 2:30p.m to 5p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Uxbridge Scugog Animal Shelter in Carley’s name. Arrangements entrusted to the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331). Send Condolence

                                                 


 

PITRE, Alfred

Uxbridge Chapel

Alfred Pitre, 80, of Uxbridge, Ontario passed away on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. Born in Bathurst, N.B., he was the son of the late Ernest and Meldona Pitre. Alfred is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Mary Anne Pitre as well as his children; Alan, Rick (Colette), Debbie, Rob (Becky) and Lisa (David). He was the proud Grandfather of 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Alfred also leaves behind his brother, Leon Pitre (Pat) and sisters; Mildred Doucet, Marie Doucet (John) and Corrine Prince (Brian). Predeceased by brothers Alec Pitre, Doren Pitre and sister, Patsy.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 11:00a.m. at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 70 Toronto St. N., Uxbridge. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Parkinson’s Society of Canada.

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ADAMS, Norma Jean (nee Davis)

Port Perry Chapel

Peacefully on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Strathaven LTC in Bowmanville in her 68th year with her family by her side. Norma Adams of Seagrave, devoted wife of 49 years to Donald. Loving mother of Lois Heindl (Greg) of Newcastle, and Douglas (predeceased). Granny will be greatly missed by grandchildren Maggianne and Marni Heindl. Norma was the daughter of Harry and Mary Davis of Tobermory (deceased), sister to Rob (Brenda) Davis of Tobermory, and predeceased by Russ (Tracy) Davis of Tobermory. Norma was a long term employee of the Oshawa Clinic, and retired with her husband to become snowbirds and spent many great years in Florida.

Friends and family will be received at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331) on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 11 a.m. with visitation for one hour prior. Interment at Greenbank Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Durham Region or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Send Condolence


 

MUSSELMAN, James Ray Alexander

Port Perry Chapel

It is with great sadness that the Musselman family announces the passing of their loving husband, father, and grandfather on Friday, January 27, 2017. In his 81st year, Jim passed away peacefully at his home by the lake. He was an avid sports fan who loved to travel and live life to the fullest. He was a caring and generous man, proud to be a teacher and principal for the Durham District School Board for 33 years until his retirement in 1995. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife Betty of 59 years along with his three grown children and eight adoring grandchildren; son Jay and wife Jackie and their children Dylan and Connor; daughter Lisa and husband Steve and their children Alexandria and Samantha, and son Daryl and wife Andrea and their children Douglas, Lily, Catie, and little Jimmy. ‘Big Jim’ is also survived by his younger brother Ken and his wife Lois and their family.

Please join Jim’s family for a celebration of his life at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach St., Port Perry, Ontario (905-985-7331) on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5, 2017 from 1:30p.m to 4:30p.m. Memories will be shared at 3:00p.m and light refreshments will be served. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Send Condolence


CONCHIE, John

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the age of 49. Beloved husband of JoAnn and cherished step-father to Nick and Devon Wade. John is also survived by his parents Mary and Richard Conchie and his sister Shelia. He will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Funeral service will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 2p.m. with visitation for one hour prior. A reception will follow. In memory of John, please consider a donation to the Sick Kids Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Send Condolence


VAUGHAN, Cliff

Port Perry Chapel

With profound sadness the family announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and Bompa (grandpa) on Thursday, January 26, 2017; surrounded by the love and comfort of his family and close friends, at the age of 69. Cliff Vaughan, beloved husband of Elaine for over 48 years. Loving and devoted father of Chad, Kristen and Melissa (Chris). Cherished Bompa of Brianna, Noah, Olivia, Gregory, Tessa, Creed and Hailie. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, other family and friends. The family wish to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Rebecca Wray for the amazing compassion, care and commitment she showed to Cliff and his family.

Friends and family may call at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331) on Friday, February 3, 2017 from 2 -4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. A reception will follow. In memory of Cliff, donations may be made to the Port Perry Hospital Foundation – Palliative Care Unit. Send Condolence

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PATERSON, Ruth Elizabeth (nee Russwurm)

1920 - 2017

Port Perry Chapel

Our dear mom died peacefully on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, after a long and well lived life. She was born in Hanover, Ontario, the only child of Jacob and Katherine Russwurm. Ruth was predeceased by her husband Donald Paterson in 2009 and is survived by her four children: Paul (Rosmarin), Winnipeg; Angela (Jim Wakeford), Seagrave; Michael, Mississauga; Patricia (Mike Karpfen), Colorado and her daughter-in-law Sylvia Paterson, Toronto. She was immensely proud of and interested in her six grandchildren (David, Lianne, Erica, Chris, Adam and Ashley) and eight great grandchildren (Zachary, Tyler, Benjamin, Reid, Adam, Andrew, Reese and Colby), always thrilled to receive news and pictures of them when distance and travel made visits difficult. Ruth was an accomplished pianist. After earning her ARCT, she began her music career in her teens as an accompanist and piano teacher. Throughout her life she held many positions as church organist and choir director. After marrying Donald in 1940, they lived in their home town of Hanover for 13 years before his career took them to Port Credit, Burlington and finally Mississauga, where they remained for over 40 years. After Don’s death, she moved to the West Shore Village Retirement Home in Port Perry. Happy to be in a small community again, she discovered a new passion, painting, and her children and grandchildren all cherish a piece of her artwork in their homes. Her family are grateful for the wonderful care she received from Dr. Armstrong, the palliative care team and the outstanding staff of West Shore.

A Memorial will be held on Monday, January 30, 2017 at the Anglican Church of the Ascension, 266 North Street, Port Perry at 2 p.m., with visitation for one hour prior. Arrangements entrusted to the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331). In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Ruth to a charity important to you. Send Condolence


 

PARKER, Vivian Marie

Uxbridge Chapel

Peacefully, with her family by her side, Marie passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Sunnybrook Hospital in her 92nd year.  Predeceased by her loving husband, Aubrey. Marie will be sadly missed by her children: Wayne (Linn), Lynda, Cecelia and Steven (Cheryl). Proud Nan of Bobby, Ken (Michelle), Jackie (James), Tiea, Grady and Cory deceased (Kim). Great-grandmother of Benjamin, Ashley, Sara, Holly, Avery, Jonas, Jaelyn, Colby and Gwen and Step-Nan of Sherri and Darrell. Also survived by her brother Arnold and many nieces and nephews. Marie is predeceased by her seven brothers and two sisters.

A memorial visitation will take place at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 1:00-4:00pm.  In memory of Marie, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences can be made at www.lowandlow.ca. Send Condolence


STODDART, William JC

March 1st, 1928 – January 15th, 2017

Uxbridge Chapel

William passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 15th 2017 at Markham Stouffville Hospital in his 89th year.  William will be sadly missed by his wife Lorraine, children; Beth (the late Weldon), Judi, Brenda (Murray) and Bob (Claire).  Proud grandfather of Carol, Kerri (Cheryl), Evan (Katie), Melinda (Matt), Amanda and Teresa (Jeff) and great grandfather of Henry and Peter. A private family service will take place at a later date.  In memory of William, please consider a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.  Send Condolence


MUCKLE, Doris

Uxbridge Chapel

On Tuesday, January 3, 2017, Doris Muckle in her 97th year peacefully left her family, friends and colleagues at Parkview Home in Stouffville.

The many friends, neighbours and colleagues who knew her and miss her may join her family in a celebration of her life at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 11:00a.m to 1:00p.m. Memorial donations to the Parkview Home Stimulation and Activity Fund (123 Weldon Rd, Stouffville, Ontario, L4A 0G8) or to any of the many causes Doris supported during her long life of service to others would be appreciated. Send Condolence


WILTON, Phyllis Joy

Uxbridge Chapel

On Thursday, January 12, 2017, in her 81st year, Joy went to be with her Lord. She passed away surrounded by many members of her family. She is survived by John Stuart Wilton, her loving husband of almost 56 years. Joy is also dearly missed by daughter Christine and husband Jeremy (Nicholas), son Peter and wife Sheryl (Samuel, Rowan and Wren) and son Andrew and wife Randi-Lynn. Predeceased by her beloved parents, Bruce and Phyllis Clinton, and her brother Jim, Joy will also be fondly remembered by her surviving brother, John Clinton and family. While she will be missed, not only by her family, but also her many friends, we are grateful to have had her for eighty, full and wonderful years and are thankful that she is now with God.

A service celebrating her life will be held on Friday, January 27, 2017 at the Uxbridge Baptist Church, 231 Brock St. W., Uxbridge beginning at 11:00a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca). Send Condolence


WACKETT, Alan

Port Perry Chapel

Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Monday, January 9, 2017 in his 80th year. Beloved husband of the late Betty Wackett. Loving father of Phil (predeceased), Colin (Cindy), Lori and Jody (Jason). Cherished ‘Papa Al’ of many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dear brother of Colin (Cathy) and Kenneth (predeceased). Sadly missed by Jess and her family, Rob and his family, nieces, nephews, other family and friends.  Alan was very active with Blackstock Minor Hockey and Oshawa RCAC 1913 Cadet Corp.

As per Alan’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Alan’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Send Condolence


 

MILLWARD, Brian Charles

Uxbridge Chapel

Suddenly at his home in Richmond Hill on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at age 73. Brian is survived by his sister Nancy Ellen Mills. He will be specially remembered by his loving friend Jean Hardie. Sadly missed by his nieces and nephews.

A service to celebrate Brian's life will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at St. Andrew's-Chalmers Presbyterian Church, 40 Toronto Street S. Uxbridge at 11:30a.m. with a reception to follow. Send Condolence