Current Death Notices





WARD, Geoffrey

Uxbridge Chapel
 
Passed away peacefully at ReachView Village on November 23, 2014 at the age of 83.  Geoffrey was married 57 years to his beloved wife Jean Ward.  Cherished father to Peter (Leslie) Ward, Julie Ward, and Chris Ward (Kaleena Lawless).  Dearest grandfather to Ryan (Mandie) Ward, Patrick Ward, Shannon Ward, Kim (Chris) Reid.  Great grandfather to Laila Ward and Baby Reid (soon to arrive).  The family would like to extend a very big thank you to the nurses, PSW’s and doctors for their excellent care.  Arrangements entrusted to the Low & Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge.  A private family service will take place at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society.  Send Condolences





WOOD, Paul MacLean aka “WOODY”
March 31, 1958 – November 23, 2014

Uxbridge Chapel

 
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Brother,  Paul MacLean Wood, of Uxbridge, Ontario, on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at the age of 56. Paul has been surrounded by family and friends during his tough battle with cancer. Paul faced cancer with amazing strength and courage but lost the battle on Sunday. Paul is survived by his sister, Anne Marie Wood, his brother, William Barry Wood, and wife, Mary Wood and his sister, Carol Grace Adeline (Wood) McLean and husband, Douglas McLean and his nieces Andrea Marie Wood, Kathryn Anne Wood, Janet Lynn (Wood) Domotor (Ryan), Christina Grace Adeline McLean and his nephews, Barry Iain Ray McLean (Courtney), Nairn Paul McLean and great- nephew, Austin Martin Jordan. Paul was predeceased by his parents, Alda Grace Adeline (Moore) Wood and William Ray Wood. Paul had a variety talents and employment and always worked extremely hard at anything he did. For the greatest portion of his life, Paul found work in the outdoors most fulfilling – and loved all opportunities to work with his hands.  Paul had the kindest heart, amazing spirit, his selflessness knew no bounds, his unique laugh could be recognized by all who knew him. He brought joy to everyone around him and was the first person to offer help to friends, family or strangers. Paul was blessed with many, many friends who loved and adored him, many of which have been friends for more than 50 years. Paul was very involved in volunteering in the community and with the legion. Paul loved his sports – football, baseball, hockey etc. He loved to golf, fish, party, play cards and spend time visiting his family in Calgary. Paul will be lovingly remembered by his family, extended family and exceptional friends. Many thanks to Homecare nurse’s Rita, Val, Valerie and a special nurse and sister Anne. A very special thank you to Dr. H. Solow and Dr. Brian St. John for your care and support during Paul’s illness. A CELEBRATION OF Paul “WOODY” Wood’s life will take place at Royal Canadian Uxbridge Legion, 109 Franklin Street, Uxbridge, on Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 1 - 4 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations on Paul’s behalf can be made to the Stouffville Lions Club; the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 170 Uxbridge or a charity of your choosing. Send Condolences

 






LEEK, Ruby Isabel (Oliver)
April 25, 1931 - November 22, 2014

Uxbridge Chapel


Wife of Morley (predeceased), mother of Donald (Judith), Lynda Wallace (Jonathon) and Robert (Natalie), grandmother of Julia, Samuel, Laura and Phoebe.  She is survived by her sister’s Dorothy Risebrough and Lenora Broughton.  Born on a farm in Scott Township, she helped her husband establish a successful trucking business in Uxbridge.  Ruby was much loved by her family, friends, and members of her church and community.  A funeral will be held on Saturday, November 29 at 1:00pm at Trinity United Church 20 First Avenue, Uxbridge (905) 852-6213, preceded by a visitation at 11:00am.  Memorial donations may be made to the Trinity United Church Memorial Fund. Send Condolences
 





Adderley, Michael Sean “Mike”

Port Perry Chapel

 Passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at the age of 56. Dearly loved father of James, Michelle and Daniel. Beloved brother of Terry (Pat). Loving uncle of Sean (Mandi), Robin (Dave), Kimberly, Jonathon and John. Great uncle of 7. Predeceased by his parents James & Ruby Adderley, his sister Susan and his brother Tom. Mike will be deeply missed by his “Little Buddy” Bear as well as his extended family and many friends. Visitation from the Low & Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach St., Port Perry, 905-985-7331 on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service from the chapel on Thursday at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
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CURTIS, Alice Ann

Uxbridge Chapel


Alice Anne Curtis passed away prayerfully, at Lakeview Manor in Beaverton, on Saturday, November 22, 2014.  A long time resident of Uxbridge, she was born & raised in Guelph , Ontario, on July 12, 1931 . She was the daughter of the late Stanley & Muriel Shoemaker of Dublin Street, Guelph.  Being a natural athlete, she won the City Track & Field Championship in high school.  Her adventures were illuminated in 1950, when she graduated from Nursing College and then began a career with Air Canada, travelling across the country on DC-3 Airplanes.  She met and married, John James Curtis, of Toronto in 1954 and was a loving and devoted wife and mother who found great joy in her family.  The couple moved from Don Mills to Uxbridge and raised their 4 children , starting in 1960.  Both she and John started the successful, company, Baldwin Sales Award Craft Ltd.  In 1958, producing many awards for schools and organizations across Canada.  As the business developed out of the garage of the house , the family gathered together  to manufacture products around the kitchen table, before a plant was purchased in the Town.  Alice was a founding volunteer with Uxbridge Community Care with the Meals on Wheels Program .  She loved God with her heart and went to Mass each day.  Gardening was her passion, inherited from her Father, and Alice could be seen digging and planting beautiful flower beds at the house on the Pond, EEEE Cottage on Lake Simcoe, at the Cabin on Manitoulin Island and just about anywhere she travelled. Alice Curtis also lived & gardened at Brookview Terraces in Uxbridge, planted a Lavatera garden at the Butternut manor. She admired the flowers and cedar hedges at Lakeview Manor by the shores of Lake Simcoe, with always a special love for the Burning Bush.  There was nobody who liked to shop for good quality food and value, more than our mother and there was always a smile on her face when returning home with an eager audience awaiting…
Predeceased by her Husband, John, of 51 years, she is survived by her children, Paul Curtis, Patricia Delong ( Bob ), Elizabeth Holland ( Jim ) and Joseph Curtis ( Mary Anne ). She will be missed by all her four brothers, including 16 Grandchildren and one Great-Grandchild, living in the Canadian Arctic.  We will dearly miss her words of wisdom, her grace, warmth, enthusiasm, love and laughter, but we know that God has her in His arms now. Visitation will take place on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the Low & Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge (23 Main Street South, (905) 852-3073) from 11a.m.-2p.m. A funeral service with a Mass will take place on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 3 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church (70 Toronto Street North, (905) 852-6944).  Donations to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated  Send Condolences





CARNAGHAN, Marion Agnes (Little)

 
Port Perry Chapel

Passed away peacefully at Hillsdale Terraces, Oshawa, after 95 wonderful years. Predeceased by her loving, husband John B. Carnaghan (1996) after 52 years of marriage. She is survived by her children, Margaret (the late Roger Fannon), Jim (Nancy), Russell (Helen), Murray (Dianne), Alice Ann (Steve Lee)  and Caroline (Doug Anderson). Marion is also survived by grandchildren, John, Anne, Valerie, Vickie, Katy, Luke, Dave, Mark, Andrea, Travis, Tom, Richard Eden and Arthur, and great-grandchildren, Logan, Alyssa, Bree, Colton, Scarlett, Curtis, Avery and Madison. She was predeceased by brothers Russell, Murray, George, Bruce and sister Margaret as well as grandson Daniel Lee. Born at Rose Acre Farm in Scarborough, Marion grew to love flowers and the beauty of the world. After high school she studied at the Ontario College of Art from where her career swung sharply to a wartime munitions plant. Marriage followed in 1944. By 1955 suburban sprawl sent the family to a new Carncroft Farm in Blackstock. Gardens were nurtured and a new life of church, women's organizations and a term on the high school board filled her already busy schedule. Her artistic talents were reflected in her beautiful gardens and floral arrangements. She became an Accredited Judge of Design and Specimens for the Garden Club of Ontario. remation has taken place and a private family celebration of life has been held. Interment will take place at St. Andrews Bendale Cemetery, Scarborough.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Port Perry Hospital Foundation would be appreciated or plant a flower in memory of Marion. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Low & Low Funeral Home, Port Perry 905-985-7331.
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van ZEGGEREN, Zygfryda (nee) Grygowicz

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 22, 2014. Much loved by her husband Frits of 57 years. Dearly loved mother of daughter Alex (Oliver) and son Mark (Miki). Cherished grandmother of Caleb and Jordan.  Zygfryda had a varied life. She was born in Warsaw, Poland. In 1939 she tried to escape from the invading Russians but caught and as a “Political” prisoner was sent to a Gulag in northern Siberia. In 1941, the British Government persuaded Stalin to release Polish Political Prisoners. Zygfryda was sent to Zlatous in the Urals but in 1942 she escaped from there on a lumber truck to Chelyabinsk. From there she went south by train to Tashkent and west to the Caspian Sea. After crossing this to Persia she joined the Polish Army. Moving through Iraq, Palestine and Egypt the Polish Army landed in Italy and joined the British Army. As a Lieutenant she was responsible for supplying the Troops at the front with food and drink.
 After the war, the British Government invited her to London to live and study at their cost. She obtained a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering. Zygfryda then moved to Montreal and became a Chemical Engineer at CIL’s research laboratory where she met her future husband. Zygfryda loved travelling, antiques, nature and the arts. Visitation will be held at the Low & Low Funeral Home on Friday, November 28, 2014 from 2-4 p.m., 23 Main St. South, Uxbridge, 905-852-3073. A private family interment will take place. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by the family. Send Condolence





PEARSELL, Thomas Allen

Uxbridge Chapel

 Surrounded by his family on Thursday November 13, 2014 at Uxbridge Cottage Hospital at the age of 60. Beloved husband of Linda. Loving father to Sarah (Craig), Emily (Graham), and Meagan (Bruce). Dear son to Elsie and the late Leonard. Survived by his sister Cathy (Bill) and his niece Elyse. Abigail, Eloise, and Elena will sadly miss their Grumpy. A service to celebrate Thomas’s life will be held on Saturday November 22, 2014 at 1 p.m at Low & Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905) 852-3073, with visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Kidney Cancer Canada.Send Condolence

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REEVES, Greg  “The Smile”
July 10, 1960 – November 12, 2014

 
It is with profound sadness that I announce the passing of my brother Greg…He was the beloved son of Kay and Jack Reeves (both predeceased) and the adored Uncle of Mitchell (Joey Ip) and Madison (Trevor Allen).  Greg will also be greatly missed by the new love of his life, Theresa White of Alliston.  We are all devastated by his passing.  Greg was much beloved and admired in the Morgan Horse and Quarter Horse worlds due to his generosity , kindness and his gentle soul.  Greg was “THE SMILE” of Chestnut Hill Morgans.  In lieu of flowers, any donation to the Ontario Morgan Horse Club in Greg’s memory would be greatly appreciated. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Low & Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge (23 Main Street South (905) 852-3073).  A private family service will take place.  A Celebration of Greg’s life will be planned for the Spring of 2015.  Send Condolences 
 
Greg, you will be forever in our hearts and minds.  We love you, Geoff & Charlene Reeves.






 LEE, Howard Stewart

Uxbridge Chapel
 
 
Sadly, and surrounded by his loving wife and children, Howard Stewart Lee passed away on November 13th, 2014. Howard was a long time resident of Unionville where he was a Real Estate Broker and developer and also a coach in the Unionville Minor Hockey League.  Amongst his numerous accomplishments was his Bronze Olympic Medal from the 1956 Olympics as a valuable member of the men's Canadian Hockey Team. Howard's biggest passion in life was his family and the cottage in Haliburton surrounded by Marg and all the kids and grandchildren. He leaves his wife of 63 years Margaret. Children Debbi and the late Lorne, Cathi and Mike, Howie and Linda, Patti and Garry, Jim and Stephanie. Grandchildren Matthew, Lorne, Debbi-Lynne, Ryan, Sarah, Colt, Jessica, Maggie, Jaimi, Jake, Letisha, Jazmin, Rylee, Sydney, Kelsey, and Dylan. Howard also had four great-grandchildren. Visitation will take place at the Low & Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge (23 Main Street South, (905) 852-3073) on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 2-6 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the chapel at 2 p.m, with a one hour visitation prior, on Sunday, November 16, 2014.  Donations to the Canadian Tire Jump-Start Program would be greatly appreciated. Send Condolence






LEEMING, Geoffrey
Legion Member – Branch 232 Huntsville, Transferred to Uxbridge Branch 170, 5 years ago
D Day Veteran
2nd Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment


Uxbridge Chapel
 
Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Monday, November 10, 2014 in his 92nd year.  Loving and devoted husband to Emily Leeming.  Predeceasing his brother John and sister Dorothy. Dearest father to Robert (Karen) Leeming, Stephen (Sheila) Leeming, John (Suzette) Leeming and Christopher (Janet) Leeming.  Cherished grandfather of Michael (Christine), Derek (Lindsay), David (Amanda), Victoria (Reed), Jeremy, Yvonne, Jeanette, Stephanie, Andrew (Claire), and Jason.  Proud great-grandfather of Alexandra, Matthew, Ryan, Jack, Eric, Rayna, Britton, Sophia and Phoebe.  Visitation will take place from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at the Low & Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge (23 Main Street South, (905) 852-3073).  A service will be held on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the chapel, with a one hour visitation prior.  Reception to follow at the Uxbridge Legion, Branch 170 (109 Franklin Street (905) 852-5293).  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Uxbridge Legion-Branch 170.  Send Condolence




TAYLOR, Elva Jean (nee) Noble

Uxbridge Chapel
 
Passed away in her 100th year November 9, 2014 at Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Orillia, Ontario.  Recent resident at Lakeview Manor, Beaverton, Ontario until her passing. Predeceased by her husband Harry. Loving mother to Lynn (Gayle), cherished grandmother to Dale (Brenda) and Randy (Leitta). Dearest great-grandmother to Bailey, Lance, Weston, Abbi and Benn.  Elva will be missed by many nieces, nephews and “Library Kids”. Friends and family will be welcomed for a Memorial Service at Low & Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge, 905-852-3073 on Saturday, November 15th at 1:00 PM.  A reception will follow at Low & Low Funeral Home to celebrate Elva’s life. If desired, donations made to the Uxbridge Library would be greatly appreciated by the family.
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INGHAM, Marilyn Joan

Uxbridge Chapel


Suddenly passed away at her residence on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the age of 58.  Beloved daughter of Benjamin (predeceased) and Mary Ingham (nee Boswell).  Sadly missed by her sister Karen and her brother-in-law Stephen Rabjohn.  Loved and much cherished aunt to Emily and Patrick.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to Low & Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge 23 Main Street South, (905) 852-3073.  A service will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (59 Toronto Street South, Uxbridge) on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 11 a.m.  Donations may be made to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital.  Send Condolence 






TUSTIN, Leonard "Len"


Port Perry Chapel

Passed away peacefully on Thursday November 6, 2014 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre at the age of 85.  Predeceased by his loving wife Lil Tustin.  Len will be missed by his family and many friends. Funeral Service at the Low and Low Funeral Home 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905) 985-7331 on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 1 p.m. Family will receive friends from 12 noon until time of service.  Reception to follow.  Internment will take place at the Pine Hills Cemetery, 625 Birchmount Road, Toronto, on Saturday November 15, 2014 at 11 a.m.  If desired, donations made to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Send Condolence







SHORTT, Frank

Uxbridge Chapel

 Passed away peacefully at Markham Stouffville Hospital on Thursday, November 6, 2014 in his 95th year. Predeceased by his loving wife Ruth Shortt and his two sons Robert “Bob” Shortt and Russell “Rusty” Shortt. Cherished grandfather of Krista (Wayne), Tracy (Bonnie), Nicole, Adam (Elizabeth) and Jeromy (Pam). Beloved great-grandfather of 9. A Funeral Service will be held at the Low & Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge, 905-852-3073 on Monday, November 10. 2014 at 12:00 noon. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of service. Reception to follow. Interment at the Greenbank United Cemetery. If desired, donations made to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Send Condolence





KAYE, Linda Margaret


Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away suddenly at her home in Toronto on Monday, November 3, 2014 at the age of 58. Loving daughter of Sadie Kaye and predeceased by her father Jim Kaye. Dear sister of Tom (Sharon), Bev (Justin) and John (Molly). Beloved aunt of Jim, Ian, Rachel, Hilary and Madison. Linda will be sadly missed by her extended family and her large circle of friends. A Memorial Service will be held at the Low & Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge, 905-852-3073 on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 11 a.m. The family will receive visitors from 10 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society would be appreciated by the family.
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