SHEEDY, Michael Anthony
It is with profound sadness that we announce Mike’s unexpected passing while vacationing with his family in Florida. Much loved husband of Jill, proud and loving father of Thomas & Dylan, eldest and beloved son of Anthony and Elizabeth. Brother of Mark (Wendy Ritch), Lorraine Burford (Darren), Monica Zarrello and Val Poole (Gary). Dear uncle of Katy, Courtney and Cameron Sheedy; Erin, Jake and Mel Burford; Ryan, Graham, James and Jacqueline Zarrello and Stephanie and Karlene Poole. Born in Toronto in 1960, Mike attended Thornhill Secondary High School going on to graduate from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) in 1983 and Masters of Applied Science in 1985. Following in the footsteps of his father, Mike’s engineering career was a mainstay in his life. He joined Eco-Tec in 1990 and became Vice-President of Technology Development several years later. Mike was truly one of life’s genuine and special individuals. His infamous wit; which he inherited from his mother, absolute joy of family life and unaffected kind manner were his trademarks. He was an avid reader and knowledgeable about many subjects. If anyone had a question, we would “Page The Oracle”. Growing up, sailing was a big part of his life and this was to be resumed with the purchase of a sailboat last year.
Family and friends will be received at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905-852-3073) for visitation on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 7-9p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 70 Toronto St. N., Uxbridge on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 11a.m. with a reception in Mike’s honour directly following. Private interment. The family kindly declines flowers but in place asks for donations to a charity important to Mike; Cam’s Kids (www.camskids.com). Send Condolence
Sadly, Jim died peacefully at his home in Markham on the morning of March 21st, 2017 in his 101st year. He was predeceased by his wife of 70 years, Elizabeth (2012) and his son Trevor (2006). He will be missed by his sons; Adrian and Roderick, grandchildren; Sean, Jeff (Amy), Crystal (Trinity), Brianne and Karly (Matt); great-granddaughter, Paige Valerie and his nephew Jack Dickson in Ireland as well as his many friends. James was born in Ireland and worked his early life there until 1954 when he immigrated to Canada and spent his remaining working days with Miller Paving. His life was marked by his hard work and frugal lifestyle to support his family and to provide for them the best opportunity to be successful. James was also a proud life long member of the Royal Arch Masons. Many thanks to the staff, nurses and doctors at Amica at Swan Lake for their kindness, dedication and support over the last 7 years.
Funeral service will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S. Uxbridge (905) 852-3073, on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 1 p.m. with visitation for one hour prior. Interment in Uxbridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Valerie Dickson Fund at Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation or a charity of choice. Send Condolence
COXWORTH, Raymond Kenneth
Passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the age of 96. Ray has been reunited with his best friend and beloved wife of 46 years, Marianne (2016). He was a loving father to his three daughters; Laurie Hannington, Sandy Handford and Jennifer McCreary. Ray cherished his six grandchildren; Veronica, Harley, Colton, Zachary, Alexander and Joshua and great-granddaughter Pheonix. He also leaves behind his sister Lois in California and was predeceased by his siblings; Eileen, Frank, Lloyd and Gord. Ray was a WWII veteran and shortly after returning from Europe, he joined the Markham Village volunteers where he eventually became the Fire Chief. In 1971, when the full time Markham Fire Department was established, Ray became a full-time Captain at the John Street Station where he served until 1981 when he turned 60. Ray continued with the Fire Department as a dispatcher until March of 1986 when he retired. During that time he continued as a District Chief with the volunteers until 1992 when he and Marianne moved to their new home in Uxbridge. Ray was an excellent example of a dedicated Canadian that served his country and the community as a volunteer and professional firefighter. Among many things, he will be remembered for his friendly, calm demeanor.
A Memorial Gathering in honour of Ray will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge (905) 852-3073 on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 1-4p.m. with a Royal Canadian Legion ceremony beginning at 2:30p.m. Send Condolence
LANGDON, Norman Edward
April 4, 1934 - March 17, 2017
On Friday, March 17, 2017 Norman was reunited with the love of his life Beryl. Norman leaves behind his children; Vince (Laura) Langdon and Michelle (Jamie) Showers, his grandchildren; Emma, Hannah, Chloe and Nolan Showers and Kyle, Taylor, Rhys, Sarah and Olivia Langdon. Arrangements entrusted to the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905)-852-3073. In memory of Norman, please consider a donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Send Condolence
KIMMEL, Anne-Marie (nee DeJong)
March 2, 1937 - March 13, 2017
"Scatter my ashes over the Serengeti." That was the last wish of Anne-Marie Kimmel, who passed quietly Monday morning with daughters, Marcella and Denise by her side. Fighting a tough battle with cancer, Anne-Marie faced it with her usual stoic strength. Intensely private, she retained her sharp wit and humour until the end. We'll remember that spirit during a gathering at Denise's home, where she last lived. And we'll celebrate her adventurous spirit this summer, when we return her to the spots in Kenya and Tanzania she loved most. Watching sunset from Leopard Rock; enjoying a sip of Port while following the Great Migration and finally, flying high over the Serengeti. There, her ashes will be scattered from the sky onto the plains. Where Anne-Marie left her heart, her body will soon follow.
For details on the March 25th gathering in honour of Anne-Marie, please contact the Low and Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge (905-852-3073). In memory of Anne-Marie, please consider a donation to Doctors Without Borders (www.msf.ca/en/donate-now). Send Condolence
BEGG, Margaret Matilda
It is with heavy hearts that the family announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother and grandmother at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 in her 93rd year. Margaret Begg, beloved wife of the late Harold Begg. Loving mother of Paul and cherished grandma of Darryl and Kimberly. Dearly missed by her daughter-in-law Angela. Dear sister of Dolly Brook, the late Ken Bromley and the late Gordon Bromley. Fondly remembered by nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
Friends and family are invited to the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Friday, March 10, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service in the chapel on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11 a.m. with visitation for one hour prior. Reception to immediately follow. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery, Scarborough. If desired, donations in memory of Margaret may be made to the Canadian Hemophilia Society (www.hemophilia.ca). Send Condolence
DERBY, William “Bill” Alexander
Port Perry Chapel
It is with great sadness that our beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, William Alexander Derby died on Monday, March 6, 2017 at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto. Bill leaves behind his wife, Jane; daughters, Susan (Dan Sloan), Andrea (Steve Carlisle) and Sarah (Colin McIntosh) as well as grandchildren; Andrew, Sam, Katie and Ben and his sister, Mary Preston. Bill was predeceased by his sister, Katherine Garrison. The son of Helen and Andrew Derby, Bill was born in 1937 in Noranda, Quebec. In his younger years, Bill spent summers out in the bush along James Bay and Northern Saskatchewan working with geologists. He would go on to have a long and fulfilling career as a teacher; working at Kapuskasing High School, Rosseau Lake College, Durham College and Loyalist College, passing along his passion for Canadian history to thousands of students along the way. Bill was instrumental in the start up of the Sports Administration Program at Durham College and for many students, he was considered one of the best teachers they ever had. Bill combined his love of sports and history when he wrote a column for the Globe and Mail, “This Week in Sports History”. He was an avid outdoorsman, comfortable in a canoe or cross-country skis. Bill spent many summers with his family at their cottage on the north eastern shore of Georgian Bay. He would spend hours canoeing, swimming and picking blueberries or cranberries and then over a glass of wine, regale everyone with stories. Once retired, he and Jane travelled the globe, enjoying many great adventures. Bill shared his passion for sports, travel, history and Canadian cottage life with his daughters and grandchildren.
As per his wishes there will be no service. At a later date however, there will be a celebration of life for family and friends. In memory of Bill, a donation to a charity important to you would be appreciated. Send Condolence
HARRISON, Helen Irene
On Saturday, March 4, 2017 at home in her 84th year. Helen, beloved wife of George Harrison. Dear mother of Kathy (Forsyth) and her husband David Marshman, the late Thomas Harrison and his wife Julliette Terry and the late Keith Harrison. Loving grandmother of Nicholas, Gregory, Gordon and Katie. Sister of the late Velva Coppins and her husband Mert. Sister-in-law of Barbara Harrison and the late Jim Harrison. Remembered by many cousins, nieces and nephews in Canada and the UK.
Friends and family are invited to the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul’s Leaksdale Church, 12251 Regional Road 1, Uxbridge on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 1 p.m. There will be no visitation prior to the service. A reception will immediately follow. Interment Foster Memorial Cemetery. If desired, donations in memory of Helen may be made to St. Paul’s Leaksdale Church or a charity important to you. Send Condolence
SPILCHEN, Richard ‘Dick’
Peacefully after a very short illness at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital on Saturday, March 4, 2017 in his 81st year. Beloved partner of Anne. Loving father of Steven and his wife Kirsten. Cherished Grampa of Sarah and beloved Opa of Guin. Many thanks to the nurses and doctors at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital who took such great care of Richard in his final days.
At Richard’s request, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held. Arrangements entrusted to the Low and Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge (905-852-3073). If desired, donations in memory of Richard may be made to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Send Condolence
HOWSAM, Robert ‘Bob’
Port Perry Chapel
Passed away peacefully after a valiant struggle, at Port Perry Place Long Term Care, on Thursday, March 2, 2017 in his 84th year. Bob Howsam, much loved husband of Norma for 63 years. Cherished father of Judy, Shelley (John Scott) and Lee (John MacInnis). Loving grandpa of Janna, Logan, Alexandra, Hailey, Evan, Robert, Zachary and Hannah. Dear brother of Vera Richardson. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Predeceased by his sisters Louise Carnegie and Dorothy Forder.
Friends and family are invited to the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331) on Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. No formal service will be held. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Port Perry Place Long Term Care. Send Condolence
CARON, Audrey Florence
Port Perry Chapel
Passed away peacefully at the Bon Air Residence, Cannington on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, age 91. Audrey was predeceased by her loving husband, Guy (1980) and is the beloved mother of Mike (Patricia), Rob (Lisa), Gary (Julina), the late Monique and Nicole (Stan). Dear Nana of Rob, Jen, Gary, the late Mitchell, Kyle, Natasha, Curtis and Liam and Great-Nana of Quinn and Jack. Audrey’s family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at the Bon Air Residence for all their care and kindness over the years.
Cremation has taken place and at Audrey’s request, there will be no formal service at this time. Arrangements entrusted to the Low and Low Funeral Home, Port Perry (905-985-7331). In memory of Audrey, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Send Condolence
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