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NOBLE, David John


Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in his 78th year with his family by his side.  Loving husband to Doris Noble for 56 years.  Beloved father of 3; Brian (Linda) of Uxbridge, Donna McKee (Gary) of Etobicoke and Christine Bacon (Larry) of Uxbridge.  Sweet Grandfather of 9 grandchildren; Andrew (Michelle), Shawn (Tannis), Christopher (Lisa), Kevin (Megan), Daniel, Aaron (Chloe), Laura Bacon, Stephanie Bacon and Michelle Bacon and Great- grandfather of 4; Owen, Seth, Grace and Scarlett.  David will also be missed by his brother, Ron (Inna) and sisters; Helen Wilson (Clarence), Ruth Murdock (Murray), Vivian Noble and Eleanor Regnier (Bill) as well as sister in-law, Lois. David was predeceased by his parents, Mary and Hardy Noble and 2 brothers, Glenn and Neil.  Family and friends will be received at the Low & Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) for visitation on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 1-3p.m. and 6-8p.m.  Funeral service will be held on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the EastRidge Evangelical Missionary Church, 12485 Tenth Line, Whitchurch-Stouffville, at 2:30p.m. with a reception in honour of David to follow. Interment will take place on Monday, April 28, 2014 in the Uxbridge Cemetery at 11a.m.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to SIP (Stouffville Igoma Partnership) or GRID (Ghana Rural Integrated Development), both of which were dear to David’s heart.  Send Condolence



VANDERBURGH, Geraldine (“Geri”)

Uxbridge Chapel

With great sadness, we announce the peaceful passing of Geri Vanderburgh, on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.  In her 89th year, Geri insisted upon living independently, on her own terms, at her rural property near Queensville, ON.  Surrounded by nature, she relished her environment, even as a harsh winter took its toll.  Born January 23, 1926 in Arcadia, NE, the eldest child of Wilma Harenberg and Joseph Hugh White, she lived through the depression, the early death of her father and 16 moves within her first 17 years-fodder for endless stories that many of us were fortunate to hear.  In 1943, she married William Richard Thorne, moved to Oak Ridge, TN where Bill worked at The Manhattan Project and daughter Sandra was born.  After the war, the family moved to Tulsa, OK where they welcomed son, William Jeffrey.  Though the marriage ended, they raised two children with easy cooperation and intent.  Geri married James Edward Vanderburgh, a Canadian studying at the University of Tulsa, in 1959.  She emigrated to Canada with her children and put down roots in Toronto.  Victoria Jean was born in 1964 and was raised in the family home (this was the longest time spent in one place in Geri’s lifetime).  She outlived five siblings and two husbands.  She leaves behind three children, three grandchildren, William Isaac, Amy Suzanne, and Sarah Joann; five great grandchildren and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.  Geri touched many lives through her friendships and work as a Departmental Assistant at the Ontario College of Art.  She often told people she that she was going to write a book about her life.  This sadly remained her dream, not her reality.  Independent, caring, resourceful, elegant and stubborn, she seldom had a bad word about anyone.  She had a strong relationship with God.  She loved all creatures four-legged or feathered.  She taught us to make the best of what you have, help those in need, laugh lots, look on the bright side (or at least invent a bright side), that “crazy” is ok, and it is always possible to triumph  over hard times.  Funeral and burial was in Uxbridge on April 17, 2014.  A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, June 28 in the Toronto area (location TBA).  Special thanks to the wonderful staff during her brief stay at Southlake. To make a donation in her memory, the family suggests the Farley Foundation (www.farleyfoundation.org) or the Owl Foundation (www.theowlfoundation.ca).  Send Condolence


 



NOBLE, David

Port Perry Chapel



Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health in Port Perry on Monday, April 21, 2014 at the age of 82. David Noble dearly beloved husband for 58 years to Carole Noble of Port Perry. Loving father of Deborah (John) Leontowicz of LaSalle, Catharine (Dan) Loebach of Goderich, Sandra Noble (Todd Kolestik) of Dacre and Keith Noble of Vancouver. Dear grandfather to Fraser (Susanna), Kimberley, Bryce, Steven, Jaclyn, Stephanie, Brittany and great grandfather to Mila and Reid. David will be sadly missed by all his family and many friends. Family and friends will be received at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry on Wednesday April 23 , 2014 from 1:30 to 4 and 6 to 8:30 p.m. A funeral service to celebrate the life of David will be held at the Port Perry United Church, 294 Queen Street, Port Perry on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 11 a.m. with visitation at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. A reception will follow the funeral service at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry. A private family interment will be held at Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens, Whitby. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Port Perry Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.
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ARNILL, Reverend Dr. Murray

Uxbridge Chapel


The Reverend Dr. Murray Arnill died Monday, April 14, 2014 surrounded by his loving family.  Dad is survived by his children Catherine Hill (Francis) of Uxbridge, Tim Arnill of Newmarket, Barbara Taylor (Rob) of Barrie, The Rev. Mark Arnill (Janyce) of Deseronto and by his 14 grandchildren who love him and will miss him.  A poet, a friend, a Dad, a shepherd, a mentor and a fellow traveller; with humble joy and hard work, Dad served the various churches and larger body of believers as he worked throughout northern Ontario during his ministry and well into retirement  His door was open to both friend and stranger alike and the coffee was always on.  It is with sadness that we acknowledge his death.  It is with thankfulness that we celebrate his life.  And it is with a certain sense of awe that we acknowledge Dad's amazingly wide open arms that welcomed any and everybody.  Our family is huge!  Thanks Dad.  "Well done, good and faithful servant!"  Family and friends will be received at the Low & Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) for visitation on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Trinity United Church, 20 First Avenue, Uxbridge at 1 p.m. with a reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Huntington University, Sudbury or your local church would be appreciated. 
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O’Keeffe, Catherine (Kathleen) (nee: Kelleher)

Uxbridge Chapel

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of our cherished mother Kathleen.  Peacefully at home on Monday, April 14, 2014 on her 78th birthday.  Beloved wife to the late Patrick for 54 years.  Treasured mother of Sandra (John) Fitzsimmons, Loretta (Robert) Bettles, Cathy (Brent) Barton.  Loving Grandmother to Christine, Scott, Melissa, Paul, and Bridget.  Devoted daughter to Michael and Catherine Kelleher.  Loving sister to May (predeceased), Esther (predeceased), Nicholas, Michael (predeceased), Danny, Tony (predeceased), Eileen (predeceased), Paddy and Shay.  Kathleen will be missed and lovingly remembered by her many nephews and nieces and friends.  Our family wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Damus (Uxbridge Family Health), Dr. S. Dhingra (Rouge Valley Cardiology), Dr. Morton (Lakeridge Health – Urology) for many years of care, compassion and support to our mother.  Kathleen will be resting at the Low & Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge 23 Main St. S. (905) 852-3073 on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 7-9pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial to be held on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 11:00 am from the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (70 Toronto Street North, Uxbridge).  Interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Send Condolence


 HALL, Ethel

Port Perry Chapel

Passed away with family by her side at Lakeridge Health in Port Perry, on Wednesday April, 9th 2014 at the age of 91.  Ethel wife of the late Harold Hall. Loving mother of David (Donna) Hall.  Ethel will be sadly missed by her grandson Michael, brother Eric (Pam) Chapman and nephews Craig (Tracey) Chapman, Gareth Chapman.  At the family request no funeral service will be held.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Low and Low Funeral Home, Port Perry (905) 985 – 7331.
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GRAY, Winnona

Uxbridge Chapel

 

Went to be with her Lord on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the Markham-Stouffville Hospital in her 85th year.  Beloved wife of Dr. Garnet Gray for over 58 years.  Cherished mother of Vickie Wideman (Paul) and Julie Brooks (Mark).  Loving “Nanny” of Holly (Matthew), Sean (Fiona), Ashley and Andrew.  Great-Grandmother to Hayden, Tristan and Ethan.  Family and friends will be received at Trinity United Church, 20 First Avenue, Uxbridge on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 for a funeral service at 1 p.m. with visitation for 1 hour prior.  Reception to follow.  Winnona will be laid to rest at a private interment in the Uxbridge Cemetery.  In memory of Winnona, please consider a donation to the Christian Blind Mission. Send Condolence
 




FARKAS, Lucie Margaret


Port Perry Chapel

Passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, April 14, 2014 at the age of 83.  Predeceased by her beloved husband, Adalbert “Bill” Farkas.  Loving sister of Gertrude Lutz.  Dear sister in-law of Joseph (Agnes) Farkas and Frank (Paula) Farkas.  Lucie will also be sadly missed by her nieces; Irene, Monika and Agnes and nephews; Bernhard, Winfried, Paul, Richard, Frank and Robert.  Lucie was predeceased by her brothers, Paul and Ferdinand Schneider and her brother in-law, George Lutz.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 1710 Scugog St., Port Perry at 11a.m. followed by interment in Cartwright Union Cemetery, Blackstock.  Arrangements entrusted to the Low & Low Funeral Home, Port Perry (905-985-7331).  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society. Send Condolence
 
  




FORSYTHE, May Violet
 

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away peacefully at the Bon Air Residence, Cannington, on Sunday, April 13, 2014, just 17 days shy of her 101st birthday.  Predeceased by her beloved husband, Turner Forsythe (2000).  Dear mother of Bob (Linda) and Dianne (Scott).  Cherished Grandma of Robert (Angela), Kathleen (Mark) and Bradley.  Great-Grandma of Curtis, Emily, Megan and Taylor and sister of Gwen and Mary, sister in-law of Shirley.  May was also predeceased by her grandson Wayne as well as her sisters; Lillian, Thora and Velma and her brother Frank.  Special thank you to the staff at the Bon Air Residence for their exceptional care of May over the years. May will be laid to rest with her husband in Uxbridge Cemetery at a private family burial.  However, a Celebration of May’s Life will take place at the Low & Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 12 noon.
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INGLEDEW, Richard "Bud" Alan

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away suddenly at his residence with his family and friends by his side on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the age of 80.  Beloved husband of Sandra for over 54 years.  Loving father of Andrea Crowder (Ray), Richard and his late daughter Corinne.  Dear Granddad of Lisa, Erica, Abigail and Madeline. Bud is also sadly missed by his many friends.  Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Bud’s life will be planned for a later date.  In memory of Bud, please consider a donation to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Foundation. Send Condolence



JEFFERY, Harley “Bill”

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Malton Village Long Term Care Facility in Mississauga at the age of 89.  Predeceased by his beloved wife of almost 50 years, Audrey and his dear daughter, Ruth.  Loving father of Debbie Downard (Jim) and John (Susan). Cherished Grandpa of Laura (Scott), Rebecca, Jason, Jenny (Todd), Jackie, Janet, Erica and Jessica. Great-Grandpa to Ethan, Joshua and Allan.  Family and friends will be received at the Low & Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) for a memorial service in the chapel on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 1p.m. with visitation for 1 hour prior.  In memory of Bill, please consider a donation to the ALS Society.  Send Condolence
 





PHILP, Shirley Hazel Louise


Port Perry Chapel

After a brave battle, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Lakeridge Health in Port Perry on Saturday, April 5, 2014. Beloved wife of Art for nearly 50 years. Loving mother of Tyler and his wife Jacqueline of Cookstown and Brett and his wife Maria of Stouffville. Cherished grandmother of Brock, Erica, Sammy and Natalie. Shirley graduated from Toronto General Hospital’s School of Nursing as a registered nurse in 1961 and for the next 10 years until the birth of her first son held a number of surgical, clinical instruction, and emergency room positions at hospitals in Toronto and Eastern Ontario. After moving to Port Perry in 1984, Shirley returned to work as a private duty nurse for several years before accepting a position with Community Care as a foot care nurse. She later opened a private foot care practice which she operated until retiring in 2009. Shirley will be fondly remembered for her infectious smile, kindness, love of family and genuine interest in both the challenges and feelings of others. The family are extremely grateful for the compassion of Dr. Paul Puckrin, Dr. Merrilee Brown, the exceptional nurses and Durham College nursing students at Lakeridge Health, Port Perry. At Shirley’s request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers and in memory of Shirley memorial donations to Autism Ontario would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Low and Low Funeral Home, Port Perry. (905) 985-7331
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MAIR, Erich

Port Perry Chapel


Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health in Port Perry on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the age of 86. Dearly beloved husband for 60 years of Poldi of Greenbank. Loving father of Helene (Ed) Iardas and Dorothy (Dave) Skinner. Dear brother of Luise (Toni deceased) Falkner, Engelbert (Edith) Mair and his foster sisters and brothers all of Austria. Erich will be sadly missed by all his family in Austria and his many helpful friends in Greenbank and area. Erich will be fondly remembered from the Mair Berry Farm. Family and friends will be received at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763  Reach Street, Port Perry (905) 985-7331 on Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 12 to 2 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Erich will be held in the chapel on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
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STINER, Garry Keith ("Stine") Stiner
1959-2014


Uxbridge Chapel

It is with great sadness we announce the unexpected passing of Garry (“Stine”) on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.  Cherished father of Leslie Stiner-Marritt and her husband Khristopher.  Adored “Poppi” of his grandsons Dryden and Daxton.  Beloved son of Georgina Stiner.  Predeceased by his father Hilliard Stiner and Uncle Bob.  Much loved brother of Linda Meyers (Dave), Donna Cuthbertson (Bruce) and Jim (Lorrie) Stiner.  Incredible and amazing Uncle to his many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.  He will be remembered by a multitude of family and friends whose heart he has touched.  Family and friends will be received at the Low & Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) for visitation on Friday, April 4, 2014 from 2-4p.m. and 6-9p.m. A funeral service celebrating Garry’s life will be held in the chapel on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 11a.m.  Reception in Garry’s honour will follow at the Claremont Legion. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated by Garry’s family.  Send Condolence
 





SCHEENAARD, Elizabeth "Betty", "Bep" (nee van Stein)

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away Monday, March 31, 2014 at the Southlake Village Nursing Home in Newmarket at the age of 86.  Betty was predeceased by her loving husband Jerry (2006).  Betty leaves behind her children; Joanne (Piet) Homsma, Jerry (Karen) Scheenaard, Barbara (John) Slattery.  Loving Oma to Susanna (James), Kees-Jan (Rochelle), Dustin, Dillon, Kevin, James and Andrea.  Groot-Oma to Hayden, Ryla, Tya, Aidan and Kyle.  Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and caregivers at Southlake Village for all their wonderful care and support.  Family and friends will be received at the Low & Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) for visitation on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 2-4p.m. and 7-9p.m.  Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 11a.m. In memory of Betty, please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.  Send Condolence


MILLAGE, Graham Henry

Uxbridge Chapel

Graham Henry (Bud) Millage, born in Toronto on January 22, 1927, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Bud is survived by his wife Rose of 63 years, daughter Julie (Doug), son Paul (Linda), grandchildren; Lindsay, Stacey (Ben), Sarah (James), Hilary and Kaitlyn, great grandchildren; Callen, Logan and Henleigh and brother Robert (Hazel).  Predeceased by brother Ron and sister Dot.  Bud will be lovingly missed by Joe Brown (Wendy) of Pickering.  Bud was raised in the beaches area of Toronto. An  avid member of the Balmy Beach Canoe Club, he enjoyed many hours on Lake Ontario. At 16 years of age, he entered the Canadian Infantry Corps, 2nd Division, 32nd Brigade, Group Coy. Bud met the love of his life, Julia Rose Derkach and the two were married at Kew Beach United Church.  Bud spent his career in the Lithography business, where he was well respected. Bud and Rose moved to Uxbridge in 1996 to be closer to their children.  Bud loved the family cottage on Stoney Lake, which he built by hand. He had a profound respect for nature and loved fishing, music, sharing good times with friends and most of all, being with the family. His capacity for giving and caring was limitless and he was always there for the ones he loved.  Bud  will be laid to rest in a private family ceremony in Uxbridge. Special thanks to the caring staff at Uxbridge Cottage Hospital. In Graham’s memory please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the Low & Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge (905)852-3073. Send Condolence
 


 

SKERRATT,  Muriel  Violet  Grace

Uxbridge Chapel 

Passed away peacefully with family in attendance on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Lakeridge Health Hospital, Port Perry.  Muriel was in her 91st year, beloved wife of the late Frank Skerratt and eldest daughter of Wilfred (Shorty) and Marion Forsyth, both deceased.  Muriel was the loving mother of Marian Skerratt and Barbara Morrison (Michael), grandmother to James Munro (Khullanan), Elizabeth Friend (Jeff), John Munro, Brian Morrison, and Aaron Morrison (Sabrina). Great- grandmother to Rebecca Munro, Jessica and Jacob Friend, Reily and Benjamin Morrison, Grace and Elizabeth Morrison.  Dear sister of Donald Forsyth (Florence), Peter Forsyth (deceased), (Marie), Winnie Acton (Harvey, deceased), Margaret Harwood (deceased), (Bill), and Doris Taylor (Murray). Muriel was born and raised in Uxbridge and had a career as a stenographer in Toronto following her schooling. She married Frank on her birthday, March 9th 1946. She worked for many years as Frank's secretary and book-keeper for his plumbing and heating business. She was a very successful Avon representative, a Girl Guide leader, active as a volunteer for Community Care Uxbridge, and served as an elder for many years in St. Andrew's Chalmers Presbyterian Church. She touched many lives in the Uxbridge area and was loved and will be missed by many.  A service to celebrate her life will be held Friday, March 28th at 2 p.m. at St. Andrew's Chalmers Presbyterian Church, Uxbridge.  Arrangements entrusted to the Low & Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Send Condolence 


VASEY, Eric

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away tragically on Sunday, March 16th, 2014 with his three dogs, Bayly, Charley and Poppy, by his side.  He was 76 years of age.  Eric was the loving husband of Sandi Vasey, brother of Claude Vasey (deceased 2014), Alan Vasey and Margaret Fieldhouse, brother-in-law of Derek and Vilma Middleton, and dear uncle to Luke Selby, Neil Pickup and Shona Selby.  Born in Ferryhill, United Kingdom on January 4th, 1938, he was the son of George and Linda Vasey.  Known by his nearest and dearest as “Fatty” – he would most often be found in his shop under the hood of a car. Fatty was a gentle spirit, with a big heart and a wonderful sense of humour. He was more than generous and leant a hand to anyone who crossed his path.  Saying that he will be gravely missed does not even begin to express the depth of this loss.  Family and friends will be received at the Low & Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S. (905-852-3073), for visitation on Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 12p.m. until service time in the chapel at 1p.m.  In memory of Eric, please consider a donation to the building of the new Uxbridge-Scugog Animal Shelter.
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PATTERSON, Donald Edward  (Don - Mr.P)

Port Perry Chapel
  
October 15, 1931 To March 20, 2014
   
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Don, cherished husband of Sheila for over 60 years. Beloved father of Heather Sucee (Ken). Loving grandfather of Jeff Sucee (Julie) and Meaghan Sucee. Dear brother to Yvonne, Mickey, Jack (Marion), and Mary Lou (Don). The family extends their sincere thanks to Dr. Tuck, Franzis, Jacklyn, Natasha, Colleen and all the staff at the Port Perry Hospital and the CCAC care givers and nurses.
Family and friends will be received at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905) 985-7331 on Sunday March 23, 2014 from 1:30 to 2 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Don will be held in the chapel on Sunday March 23, 2014 at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Port Perry Hospital Foundation or the Uxbridge/Scugog Animal Shelter would be appreciated
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WOOD, Paul Gregory

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away peacefully at his home in Uxbridge on January 20, 2014.  He was 66 years old.  He was the son of the late Tom and Violet Wood.  He was known for his love of the outdoors, belonging to Ducks Unlimited and his love for his dogs.  Woodie put a smile on the faces of anyone he met and was kind and generous.  There will be a service at Low & Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge, Ontario (905-852-3073) on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 7 pm.  A reception will follow.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ducks Unlimited, St. Francis Table (1322 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON M6K 1L4) or a charity of your choice.  Send Condolence 


OLIPHANT, Alexander "Al"

Port Perry  

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, March 16, 2014 in his 69th year.  Loving husband and best friend to his “bride” Karey for over 27 years.  Proud father of Bryon (Penny) and Blair (Kerri).  Wonderful “Papa” of Vanessa, Carson, Victoria, Carlee, Connor and Travis.  Al will also be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and many, many friends too numerous to name.  Al’s family would like to thank the entire staff at the Durham Regional Cancer Centre as well as the nursing staff at both Lakeridge Health Oshawa’s G8 Short Stay and F4 Supportive Care Units.  Al was a man who was larger than life and will be deeply missed.  Family and friends will be received at the Low & Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach St., Port Perry (905-985-7331) for a Celebration of Al’s Life on Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 1-4p.m.  In memory of Al, please consider a donation to the Lakeridge Health Oshawa Supportive Care Unit.   Send Condolence


ELSON, Audrey (nee: Roberts)

Uxbridge Chapel 

Passed away peacefully at Markham-Stouffville Hospital on Monday March 17, 2014 in her 88th year.  Wife of the late Mansel.  Mother of Kenneth and his wife Irene.  Grandmother of Deanna, Ken and Brenda.  Great-grandmother of 4.  Audrey is resting at the Low & Low Funeral Home Uxbridge, 23 Main Street South, (905)852-3073 on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 7-9 pm.  Funeral service to be held in the chapel on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 2 p.m.  Visiting for one hour before.  Interment at Uxbridge Cemetery.  Reception to follow.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Send Condolence


 



MACKENZIE, Nancy


Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away peacefully at her home, with her loving family by her side, on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the age of 67.  Beloved wife for over 52 years of James “Jim” MacKenzie.  Dear and cherished mother to her daughters, Heather and Barb and her son Scott (deceased).  Proud grandmother to Whitney, Mackenzie, Stella and Giulian.  Much loved sister of James, Peter and Rick (deceased).  Nancy will be terribly missed but fondly remembered by sister in-laws Catherine and Sue, her extended family and her friends, too numerous to name.  A Celebration of Nancy’s Life will be held at the Westney Heights Baptist Church, 1201 Ravenscroft Rd., Ajax on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 11a.m. with visitation for one hour prior.  Rev. Jack Hannah officiating.  A reception in Nancy’s honour will follow.  Arrangements entrusted to Low & Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge (905-852-3073).  In memory of Nancy, please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society. Send Condolence
 



MCKINNEY, James Harold

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at ReachView Nursing Home, Uxbridge in his 93rd year. Harold is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dorothy (Harris), sons; Jim (Linda) of Stouffville, Bill (Lillian) of Aurora, Bruce (Vicki) of Burlington, grandchildren; James (Danielle) of Vancouver, B.C., Steven (Cara) of Niagara Falls, Jennifer of Aurora, Kelly (Jason) of Lake Louise, AB., and Tracy of Toronto, as well as his great-grandchildren; twins, Tom and Ali of Vancouver.  James also leaves behind, his younger brother Doug (Ruth) of Queenstown, N.B. along with many nieces and nephews in the areas of Saint John’s and Fredericton, N.B., Toronto, Ottawa, Lake Rouseau and Hamilton. James was predeceased by brother Ken and sister in-law Edrey of Saint John’s, N.B.  James was a proud Maritimer, born and raised in St. John’s New Brunswick.  James volunteered for the Canadian Army in February 1943. He served in Italy, Holland, and Germany with the Princess Louise's Hussars and the Governor Generals Horse Guards.  After the war, James was employed with the City of Toronto, Parks Commission until his retirement in May, 1981 after which he and Dorothy moved to Warkworth, ON.  Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service for James is being planned for a later date.  Arrangements entrusted to the Low & Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge, (905-852-3073).  Send Condolence
 



LEIGHTON, Frederick Andrew

Uxbridge Chapel 

Passed away at South Lake Regional Hospital, Newmarket, Ontario on Monday, March 10, 2014.  Andy Leighton, in his 84th year.  Beloved son of the late Ivan and Dora Leighton (nee: Sproule).  Dear brother of Roy and his wife Barbara.  Uncle of Mark and his wife Tarrah, Susan and her fiancé Michael.  A service to celebrate Andy’s life will be held at the Low & Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge 23 Main Street South (905) 852-3073, on Friday, March 14, 2014 in the chapel at 2 p.m.  Visitation one hour before.  Spring Interment at Cedarvale Cemetery in Cannington.  In Andy’s memory a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. 
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MARKEW, Walter (1924-2014)
World War II Vet – Signal Corp

Uxbridge Chapel

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Walter on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the Ajax Pickering Hospital, 2 days shy of his 90th birthday.  Beloved husband of Elizabeth (Betty, predeceased in 2007).  Much loved father of Michael (Barbara) and Donna (William).  Loving grandpa to Andrew (Jessica) and Adam (Krista).  Great-grandpa to Camryn.  Walter passed peacefully with his family beside him.  Rest in peace Dad.  Thank you for sharing your wisdom and all the assistance you provided over the years.  A service to celebrate Walter’s life will be held at the Low & Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, (905) 852-3073 on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the chapel.  Visitation one hour before.  Spring Interment at Uxbridge Cemetery.  In Walter’s memory, memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated.  Love you Dad xoxo.
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vanHalm, (nee Snider) Nancy Diane

Uxbridge Chapel
 
Passed away after a brief illness at the Scarborough Centenary Hospital on Friday, February 28, 2014, in her 82nd year.  Nancy was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Wilhelmus “Wil”.  She is survived by their children Robert (Patricia) van Halm and Catherine ( Randy) Sabourin, and her grandchildren Russell, Colleen, Melissa, Rachelle and Ryan, and her great-grandson Travis as well as her great-granddaughter Brooklyn.  Nancy was a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design.  She and Wil met while working together at a Photographic Survey.  Together they lived in Toronto, Caracas, Venezuela, Montreal and Peterborough.  Nancy most recently lived in the town of Uxbridge.  She was a long time employee of the Toronto Board of Education, working as an Administrative Assistant in 3 different schools.  Nancy will be remembered for her beautiful needlework in both cross-stitch and quilting as well as her never ending love of crossword and jigsaw puzzles…and of course cats!  Nancy will be reunited with Wil and her parents; Bruce and Isabelle Snider at Park Lawn Cemetery in the spring, where there will be a private family service.  Arrangements entrusted to the Low & Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge (905-852-3073).
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POWELL, Lori Anne

Port Perry Chapel
  
Tragically left us on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Precious and deeply loved daughter of Bob and Ruth. Dear sister of Glen (Julia Reichl) and deeply devoted aunt of Ethan and Jackson. Lori was an amazing person who will be missed tremendously by her aunts, uncles and cousins in the Powell, Cotton and Roberts families. Her loving, joyful spirit lead her to live life to the fullest and she will be missed by a very large circle of friends. She touched everyone who had the privilege of knowing her. Family and friends will be received at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905) 985-7331 on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A complete funeral service to celebrate the life of Lori will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to 4-H Ontario, Ontario Ayrshire Memorial Fund or to a charity of your choice.
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JONES, Gordon Milton

Uxbridge Chapel

Formerly of Goodwood and Haliburton passed away at age 95 on Monday, March 3, 2014 at Highland Wood, Haliburton.  He was a good and faithful husband to Mae (Faulkner) for 67 years caring for her in sickness and health.  Loving father to Marilyn (Jim) Fader and  Betty (Tom) Russell.  He is survived by 4 grandchildren:  Steve (Heather) Jackson, Sue (Dave) Lotton, Jeff (Suzanne) Smith and Jason (Shannon) Smith as well as 8 great grandchildren:  Nick and Julia Jackson, Keegan and Kaleb Smith, Cooper and Tyson Lotton, Callaway and Jack Smith.  He was predeceased by parents, George and Emma (Giebner) Jones, brothers Clarence, Stanley, Otto and sister, Mary (Hockley).  Born December 23, 1918 he farmed for many years on the 4th Concession, Goodwood and enjoyed retirement in Haliburton.  Gord was a faithful member of Goodwood and Haliburton Baptist Churches.  His job here on earth is now finished but his example of unfailing love lives on.  Family and friends will be received at the Low & Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S. Uxbridge (905-852-3073) for visitation on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 12 p.m. with a funeral service to follow in the chapel at 1 p.m.  Spring Interment.  In memory of Gordon, a donation to either the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Foundation or the Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation would be appreciated.
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BUSH, Douglas John

Uxbridge Chapel

Douglas (Doug, Dougie) John Bush was born on July 15, 1953 in Toronto, Ontario.  Born to a military family, Doug was to move around the country from base to base constantly making new friends and sharing experiences.  It was this background that gave rise to the man we all knew and loved.  Doug loved people, especially children, and his endearing personality and generous nature were gifts he shared with everyone he met.  Cherished son of Jack and Jean, brother of Deb and David, uncle of Jennifer, Shannah, Nicholas and Jackson and great-uncle of Vienna and Tristan, Doug was a true family man.  Doug will be remembered as a kind, giving and loving man by his family and friends and will be dearly missed.  Family and friends will be welcomed to the Low & Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905) 852-3073 for a Celebration of Doug’s Life on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 1 p.m. with visitation for 1 hour prior.  In memory of Doug, please consider becoming an Organ Donor.  Doug is proof that by doing so, you can save lives. 
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MORRISON, Richard Andrew

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away tragically on Friday, February 28, 2014 at the age of 26.  Beloved son of Gillian and the late George Morrision.  Dear brother of Anita (Scott), Danielle (Eric), Ian and Gordon.  Loving Uncle of Georgie and Mikaela.  Richard will be sadly missed by his Aunts, Uncles, cousins and friends.  Family and friends will be received at the Low & Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905) 852-3073 for a Funeral Service in the chapel on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 12 p.m. with visitation for one hour prior.  In memory of Richard, please consider a donation to a charity important to you.
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GYOKERY, Thomas (Tom)

Port Perry Chapel
  
Passed away suddenly at his home in Oshawa on Friday, February 28, 2014. Tom Gyokery dear brother of Frank, Bert (Wanda), Michael (Jenny), George (Heather), Helen (Livio) Coltrinari and predeceased by Mary and his dear companion Pearl Lambert. Tom will be sadly missed by all his family and many friends. A funeral mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church,1710 Scugog Street, Port Perry on Wednesday March 12, 2014 at 11am. Flower arrangements may be sent to the Low & Low Funeral Home or memorial donations made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Low & Low Funeral Home, Port Perry. (905) 985-7331 
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SPENCE, June May

Uxbridge Chapel

Peacefully at Victoria Manor Home in Lindsay on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in her 89th year.  June (nee Dawson) of Greenbank, wife of the late William Spence.  Cherished mother of Gary of Greenbank, Don of Angus, Marg and Ross Stager of Georgian Bluffs, Shirley and Philip Morris of Whitby, Evelyn and Bill Murphy of Newcastle, Nancy of Scarborough, Paul and Candy of Pickering, Glenn of Greenbank and Gord and Ellen of Uxbridge.  Proud grandmother to 11 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  June was the last surviving member of her family which included 5 sisters and 3 brothers.  She is also predeceased by daughter in-laws; Lynne Spence and Rebecca Spence.  June will also be missed by her brother in-law, Floyd Finch and her sister in-law Ruth Spence as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  Family and friends will be received at the Low & Low Funeral, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) for visitation on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 12p.m. until service time in the chapel at 2p.m.  June will be laid to rest in the Spring at the Foster Memorial Cemetery, Uxbridge.  In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to ROSE VOLUNTEERS or a charity important to you.
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BAIRD, Mary Ida

Former owner of Poplar Park in Port Perry

Port Perry Chapel

Passed away at Lakeridge Health, Port Perry with her loving family by her side on Friday, February 28, 2014.  Predeceased by her loving husband Jim Baird.  Beloved mother of Sharon Jermey (Deceased) and her husband Garry, Jan Baird and her partner Karen, Cindy Van Camp and her husband Robert and Jay Baird and his wife Viola. Dear and proud Grandma of Kenzie Jermey, Katie, Alison, Emily and Molly Van Camp, Kayla, Sarah and Lukas Baird and Great Grandmother of Ivy and Emmett. Mary will be sadly missed by all her family and many friends. Family and friends will be received at Low and Low Funeral Home 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905) 985-7331 on Monday March 10, 2014 from 1 to 2pm  A memorial service to celebrate the life of Mary will be held in the chapel on Monday March 10, 2014 at 2pm.  Memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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JACOBS, Jacomine Sophia Margaretha (nee Giling)

Port Perry Chapel

Passed away suddenly in Brantford on Wednesday February 19th, 2014 in her 82nd year and on the Wedding Anniversary of what would have been their 62nd year. Jacomine had a lifelong passion for sewing, embroidering, painting, crafts, gardening & travel. Her beautiful works of art were lovingly made for her family and friends and were also donated to many charities. Her talent for making quilts, purses, hats etc. were unique to her.  Those of us who were fortunate to have received a quilt from her will forever cherish it in her memory. She opened her home to many foster children over the years.  Her numerous donations to all types of charities extended her love to give the poor and needy a chance in life. We love you Mom and Oma, you left a lasting impression on everyone you met. Beloved wife of the late George Jacobs of Port Perry.  Loving mother of Frank (Pat), Ken, Dennis, Susanna (Patrick), Wesley (Laura) and Georgina (Brian).  Dear Oma of 7 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren.  Predeceased by her parents Jacob Giling & Jacomina Giling-Warps. Dear sister of Jacobes, Theodores, Petrus, Gerardes, Rudolf, Paulus, Sofia Botman-Giling, Antonia VanDijk-Giling and predeceased by Maragareta DeGroot-Giling. A funeral mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1710 Scugog Street, Port Perry on Saturday, March 1st, 2014 at 11 a.m. Cremation. Flower arrangements may be sent to Low & Low Funeral Home or memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated and can be made through the funeral home. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Low & Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905) 985-7331.
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HOGG, Mary Frances

Uxbridge Chapel 

We are sad to announce that Mary passed after a very brief illness at the Cottage Hospital, Uxbridge on Saturday February 22nd, 2014. Mary was predeceased by her parents Frances and Norman and is survived by her brother Ian and her nieces Elizabeth and Stephanie. She was much loved by the entire Edwards, Griffin, and her adopted Ruppel families. Mary inherited the mantle of keeper of the family archives over the years and was renowned for bringing all her different circles of friends and family together at Brookdale each year. Her continuing groups of friends included those from Lawrence Park Collegiate, Camp Oconto, and all the various family branches. Foremost was her love of Brookdale and her unrelenting efforts to constantly improve the property for the future. Her circle of friends and neighbours and co-workers is broad and will all feel the loss. At Mary’s request there will be no service and the family expects to have a spring gathering at Brookdale when her flowers are in bloom and her efforts can be appreciated by all. This will be followed by interment at Pine Grove Church beside her parents and close to her beloved Karen Ruppel. In lieu of flowers we would request donations to the Cottage Hospital Foundation, Uxbridge. The family has created an email address so that anybody who would like to share a memory or a photo can send it to RememberMary@shaw.ca  and we will compile these thoughts at the spring gathering.
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WILSON, Earl Joseph

Uxbridge Chapel

Peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, Earl Wilson passed away in his 92nd year, with family by his side. Beloved husband of Marie (Simpson) for 65 years. Dear father of Joyce (Richard) Lewchuk, Carol Irwin, Marlene (Ian) Archibald, Rick (Diane) Wilson, and Scott (Beth) Wilson. Loving grandfather of 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Brother of Olive Evans, predeceased by parents, Joseph and Mary Wilson, brothers Elmer and Roy and sister, Ruby.   Earl’s life – his faith in the Lord, his integrity, his generosity of spirit, and his wonderful sense of humour will be remembered by all who knew him. His love and appreciation for Marie and all his family is a precious memory they hold dear.  Born and raised on the family farm near Epsom, active and involved in church and community, Earl was instrumental in the decision to build a new school in Epsom that his children and grandchildren could and did attend. Earl was always proud to be a farmer and this was reflected in his dedication to growing and developing  the family farm that has now passed to the fourth generation Wilson family.  Visitation at Low & Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge, Friday, February 28, 2014, from 2-4:00 and 7-9:00. Funeral in the chapel at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 1, 2014.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Uxbridge Cottage Hospital, World Vision or Christian Blind Mission.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Brian St. John and the homecare staff for their kind and caring attention.  
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PARKER, Lynda Frances

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on February 23rd, 2014 at Sunnybrook Hospital at the age of sixty-one. Beloved wife to Alan, sister to Douglas, loving mother to Stephen and Matthew, grandmother to Jack, and aunt to Danielle. She will always be remembered and be in the hearts of her close friends and "sisters", Marla, Marty and Sandy. Lynda had a long and distinguished career in nursing and spent her final years as a Professor in Nursing at Seneca College. In her memory, donations can be made to Seneca College under “The Lynda Parker Nursing Scholarship”.  
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LINDO, Marguerite Florence

Uxbridge Chapel 

Passed away quietly at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in her 88th year.  Marguerite beloved wife to the late Ernest for 63 years.  Loving mother to Murray and his wife Rhonda, and Brenda and her husband Peter Zajakovski.  Cherished Nana of Jordan, Meghan, Tyler and Denyse.  A visitation will be held at the Low & Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge 23 Main Street South (905) 852-3073 on Wednesday February 26, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.  A Funeral service will be held at the Uxbridge Baptist Church (231 Brock Street West) on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 1 p.m. with visitation one hour before. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. 
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KRAJCIK, Jozef

Port Perry Chapel

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at the Ross Memorial Hospital at the age of 78.  Dear husband of Dusanka.  Loving father of Joann (David) Cole and Joe.  Cherished Papa of Devon, and Joshua.  Beloved brother of Kathie (Paul) Krnach, Steve (Jennifer), Michel (Marlene) and Helen (Chris) Nicolaou.  Uncle of John (Chris), Linda (Dwight), Matthew, Julie (Brad), Alexander, David N., David K., Michelle, Samuel and Judy.  Jozef will also be missed by his extended family and friends.  Family and friends will be received at the Low & Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach St., Port Perry (905-985-7331) for visitation on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 6-9p.m.  Funeral service to take place in the chapel on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 1:30p.m. with visitation for 1 hour prior.  Jozef will be laid to rest in Pine Grove Cemetery, Prince Albert.  In memory of Jozef, please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. 
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LANGENBERG, Martina

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre at the age of 81.  Beloved wife of John for over 58 years.  Loving mother of Rita, Trudy, Patricia (Darcy) and John (Jennifer).  Cherished Oma of Ryan (deceased), Ian, Heather, Christopher (Katherine), Zachary and Courtney.  Martina will also be sadly missed by her brothers, sisters and many nieces and nephews.  Family and friends will be received at the Low & Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) for visitation on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 2-4p.m. and 7-9p.m. with prayers at 8p.m.  Funeral Mass to take place at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 70 Toronto St. N., Uxbridge on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 11a.m.  Martina will be laid to rest in Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Cemetery in the spring.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Sick Kids or the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital. 
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BAKER, Janice Louise

Port Perry Chapel 

Passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at her residence at the age of 62.  Beloved and devoted Mom to her dear son Glenn (Ali).  Loving daughter of Jessie Callinghan.  Cherished sister and friend to Lois (Harry) Whyte.  Janice will also be missed by her brother David (Carol) as well as her nieces and nephews.  Family and friends will be received at the Low & Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach St., Port Perry (905-985-7331) for a Celebration of Janice’s Life on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 2p.m. with visitation for 1 hour prior.  In memory of Janice, please consider a donation to Sick Kids. 
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McNeely, Stanley Wilson
Metro Toronto Police Officer (Retired) 

Passed away in Uxbridge on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Patricia, (nee King). Loving father of Larry and Shawn and their families. Step-father to Tim, Lisa, Carol, Joe and their families. Dear grandfather to 12 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Predeceased by his cherished sisters Margaret and Thelma. Stanley will be missed by all. A Celebration of Stanley’s Life will take place on Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 12-4 p.m. at the Low & Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073). In memory of Stanley, please consider a donation to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital.  Send Condolence


Edwards, Wilfred James (WWII Veteran)

Uxbridge Chapel 

Passed away at the Brampton Civic Hospital on Sunday, January 19, 2014 in his 93rd year.  Dear father to Owen and Mark.  Stepfather to Cheryl and Ian.  Fondly remembered by his grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  A service to celebrate his life will be held in the chapel on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:00pm from the Low & Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge 23 Main Street South (905) 852-3073.  Visitation will be one hour before.  In Wilfred’s memory, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada. 
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Weber, Kelly (nee: Culloden)

Uxbridge Chapel 

Passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the age of 51.  Loving wife of Mark.  Devoted mother of Natalie and Mandy.  A visitation will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S. Uxbridge (905) 852-3073 on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 6 – 8 p.m.  A celebration of Kelly’s life will be held in the chapel on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 1 p.m. with visitation from 12 – 1 p.m. Reception to follow. If desired, donations may be made to Greenpeace Canada. 
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Parry, Kenneth B.

Port Perry Chapel 

It is with breaking hearts and profound sadness we announce the sudden passing of Ken on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the age of 68.  Beloved husband and best friend to Linda for over 47 years.  Treasured and devoted father of Jeff (Jen) and Todd (Robin).  Proud and adoring Grandpa to Ella, Callum, Hannah, and Sadie.  Dedicated and loving son to Winifred Parry-Nicholson.  Dear son-in-law to John Hoy.  Much loved brother  and friend to Barbara Nanninga (Reyer).  Brother-in-law to Sandee, Gary (Cynthia), Phil (Suzanne).  Ken was also a special Uncle who will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at the Low & Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach St., Port Perry (905-985-7331) for visitation on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 6-9p.m.  Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 2p.m. with visitation for one hour prior.  Ken will be laid to rest in Pine Grove Cemetery with a reception to follow.   In memory of Ken, please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity important to you. 
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BOWER, Richard William

Uxbridge Chapel

Bill died January 11, 2014 at Southlake Regional Health Centre with his wife and children at his side. For the past year, pancreatic cancer ravaged his body, but his wit remained sharp and his spirit true. He was 67. For close to 30 years, Bill served the people of Toronto as a member of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Service. He served the broader community as a Freemason. He was twice Master of Richardson Lodge No. 136 in Stouffville and was recently appointed a Grand Steward of the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario. Bill loved people, plain and simple. He was the neighbour you went to when you needed a drill bit, a cold beer or a shoulder on which to cry. An avid sports fan, he played and coached baseball and hockey. He cheered for the home team, including the Argos, the Jays and even those bums in blue and white —the Maple Leafs. He loved Christmas and liked his steak rare, his cigars Cuban and his Scotch single malt. He loved his bagpipes, though his neighbours …. not so much. He disliked basketball, the squirrels that stole the seed from his bird feeder and pretty much every other driver on the road. And peanut butter. Oh, how he despised peanut butter. Above all, Bill loved his family. You could literally see the joy on his face at our weekly dinners and other functions. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he embodied love. He is survived by his beloved wife, Peggy, children Patti and Jeff and Michelle and Kevin, and his grandchildren, Evan, Madeleine and Alicia. Fondly remembered by Shelby and Jack, he was predeceased by his constant companion, Scampy. You can celebrate Bill's life Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the Low & Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge, 23 Main St. S. (905) 852-3073. Visitation will take place at 1 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jennifer Ashleigh Children's Charity or the action clinic at the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre. You can also seek out the next blood donor clinic in your community and make a donation in Bill's memory. Bill gave 87 units to the blood bank during his life and, in the past year, "made a few withdrawals." There are many other people just like him who need your blood. For details on how and where to give, visit www.blood.ca
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PHOENIX, Iva

Port Perry Chapel

Passed away peacefully after a long and happy life on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the age of 94. Iva Phoenix wife of the late Fred Phoenix. Loving mother of Keith (Terri), John, Earl (Mary Jane), Helen (Russ) Carnaghan  and Jim (Cathy). Dear grandmother of  Sarah (Doug O'Neill), Matt (Sara), Stacey (Sascha Keet), Holly (Roger Gonzales), Barclay (Shelly), Laura (Ryan Finley), Carl   (Kera), Michael (Jessica), Luke (Jenny), Dave (Leanne), Mark (Dawn), Marcie (Brad Clark), Joel  (Jessie), Jenna (Ryan Woodrow), Ashleigh (Ronnie Maitland) and 28 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Helen Parish, Mona Mustard, Hugh Baird and predeceased by Glynis Simmons and Marilyn Snoddon. Iva will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Family and friends will be received at the Low and Low Funeral Home 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905) 985-7331 on Tuesday, January14, 2014 from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service to celebrate the life of Iva will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 1 p.m. with visiting 1 hour prior to service. Spring interment Greenbank Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the Greenbank United Church UCW would be appreciated
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MORIN, Maria Theodora    
(nee Grimbergen)


Port Perry Chapel
  
Passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her family at the age of 91. Loving wife of Clement for 63 years.  Beloved mother of Johanna Gedeon (Kamel), Richard Morin (Norma), Theresa Morin (Andy), Sandra MacDougall (John).  Proud Oma of Jason, Simon (Tera), Sean, Vanessa, Rebecca, Amanda, Trevor, Jack and Carly.  Great Oma to Alyssa and Lukas. Will be missed by her extended family and many friends.  Born June 5, 1922, Maria’s adventurous spirit brought her to Canada from The Netherlands in 1950. A woman of faith, her greatest joy was providing a loving, fun, and welcoming home for her family and friends.  She enjoyed travelling, playing cards and the occasional trip to the casino. The family would like to express their thanks to all of Maria’s personal support workers for their loving care and kindness throughout her time in Port Perry.  We would also like to thank her medical staff and doctors.  Family and friends will be received at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach St., Port Perry (905) 985-7331 for visitation on Thursday, January 9, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, January 10, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1710 Scugog St. (Hwy 7A), Port Perry at 11a.m.  A reception will follow at the church.  Interment will be held at the Uxbridge Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation to the Alzheimer’s Society of Durham would be appreciated. Send Condolence


O’Keeffe, Patrick John

Uxbridge Chapel
 
Passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto at the age of 78.  Patrick beloved husband to Catherine.  Cherished father to Sandra (John) Fitzsimmons, Loretta (Robert) Bettles, and Cathy (Brent) Barton.  Popa to Christine, Scott, Melissa, Paul and Bridget.  Survived by his sister Sarah Long and pre-deceased by Larry, Jack, Michael, Molly, Catherine (Kitty), Bridget (Bridie) and Elizabeth (Lilly).  Fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews.  Patrick will be resting at the Low & Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge 23 Main Street South (905)852-3073 on Friday, January 10, 2014 from 7-9pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial to be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:00pm from the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (70 Toronto St. North, Uxbridge).  Interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery.  In Patrick’s memory please consider a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital.  Send Condolence
 




Thomas, Marilyn Joan

Uxbridge Chapel
 
Peacefully passed on Monday, January 6, 2014 at Bethell House Hospice, Inglewood, Ontario at the age of 77.  Marilyn beloved wife to the late Doug.  Dear caring mother to Susan (James) Rose, Rod (Roberta), Janet (Valerie) Rego and Brad (Keri Leigh).  Proud grandmother to Alexandra, Lauren, Whitney, Taylor, Krystyna, Aissa, Alec, Eden and William.  Sadly missed by Caleb her devoted cat.  Friends will be received at the Low & Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge 23 Main Street South (905)852-3073 on Sunday, January 12, 2014 from 2-5pm.  A service to celebrate her life will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 11am.  Reception to follow.  In Marilyn’s memory, please consider a donation to the SPCA or the Bethell House Hospice in Inglewood.  Send Condolence




Moore, Burton Paul

Uxbridge Chapel
 
Passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on January 3, 2014. He was reunited with his Lord in his 95th year after a brief illness at Uxbridge Cottage Hospital. He is survived by his cherished wife of 68 years, Leona Moore, and their three children. A most dedicated and loving father to Carol (Tony), Peter (Janie), Nancy (Colin and grandson Cameron). Burt will also be missed by his loving extended family and many wonderful friends. Coming to Uxbridge in 1945, he and Leona established Moore Hardware in downtown Uxbridge. Burt dedicated his life to his church, Trinity United, and to the community in which he lived. His bond with Uxbridge and all his friends was something you could feel just by meeting him. Final arrangements have been entrusted to LOW & LOW FUNERAL HOME, Uxbridge (905) 852-3073. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In his memory, donations may be made to the Diabetes Society.  Our family circle has been broken, a link gone from our chain: but though we are parted for a while, we know we’ll meet again. Send Condolence




Craighead, Esther


Port Perry Chapel

It is with great sadness that Esther’s family announces her passing in the early morning hours of Saturday, January 4, 2014 at the Community Nursing Home, Port Perry in her 91st year.  Predeceased by her first husband William Heayn (1969) and her son William Heayn (2008).  Adored and beloved wife of John M. Craighead.  Cherished and much loved mother of Edward (Pat), Valerie (Tony), David (Carol) and Melodie (Paul) as well as to her step-children; Margaret (Robert), Carol (William) and Gary (Sherry).  Loving Grandma to her 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  Dear sister to Grant (Eva).  Esther will be fondly remembered by her extended family and friends.  Family and friends will be received at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach St., Port Perry (905-985-7331) for a service celebrating Esther’s life on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 1p.m. in the chapel with visitation for 1 hour prior.  Burial to follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Prince Albert.  In memory of Esther, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society or a charity important to you.  Send Condolence


Redshaw, Fern

Port Perry Chapel

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at the Port Perry Hospital, in her 97th year.  Predeceased by her beloved husband, Alvin (1996) and her son Alan (1994).  Loving mother of Bruce (Dianne), Ila Milne (Barry-deceased), Erma Rivers (Bob-deceased) and George (Maureen), as well as daughter in-law Carole.  Cherished Grandma to 17 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.  Dear sister of Ivan Taylor (Pearl) and June Smith (George-deceased).  Predeceased by brother Gordon Taylor and sister Irene Carnochan.  Fern will also be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews and “Card Playing” friends.  Family and friends will be received at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach St., Port Perry (905-985-7331) for visitation on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 from 2-4p.m. and 7-9p.m.  Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 1p.m. with visitation for 1 hour prior. Burial will take place in Claremont Union Cemetery in the spring.  In memory of Fern, please consider a donation to the Port Perry Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice. Send Condolence