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
HARNDEN, Kenneth “Ken”
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"
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
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).
SEDGWICK, Ross Christopher-Dale
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
July 24, 1927 – February 4, 2017
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
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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
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.
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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