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Abma, Jelle

Went home to be with his Lord and Saviour on October 27, 2014 at the age of 86.

Born in Koudem, The Netherlands Jelle immigrated to Canada in 1990 to marry Corry and has been a loving husband, companion and friend to her for 24 years.

He is survived by two brothers, Durk and Ruurd, and is predeceased by a brother (Anne) and two sisters (Hinke and Rinkje); all from the Netherlands.

Jelle was a proud and loving step father to Wendy (Hank), Grace (Reg), Gelf (Hilda), John (Rita), Nancy (Bob), and Corrinne (Don). He will be missed and always remembered by his many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. Bowmanville, on Thursday October 30, 2014 from 6 – 9 pm. A Celebration of Jelle’s life will be held at REHOBOTH CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 130 Scugog St., Bowmanville on Friday October 31, 2014 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to Knox Christian School.




Colwell, Ailwen "Ann"

Age 84 years

Retired Receptionist at Bowmanville Memorial Hospital

Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Saturday October 25th, 2014

Beloved wife for 64 years of Robert J. “Bob” Colwell. Dear mother of David & Jacquelin and John & Mary. Loving grandma of Melissa (Jake), Clayton and Kristine (Brandon). Dear sister of the late Doreen Silver.

A Celebration of Ann’s Life will be held on Sunday November 2nd, 2014 at the ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, BRANCH 178, 109 King Street East, Bowmanville from 1 to 4 pm, with Tributes at 2:30 pm. Memorial Donations may be made to Bowmanville Hospital Foundation or The Heart & Stroke Foundation through NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. Bowmanville, with whom the arrangements have been entrusted.




Clendenen, Gordon Edwin

In his 88th year

Passed away at Fosterbrook Long Term Care, Newcastle on Saturday October 25th, 2014

Dear brother of Harold Clendenen and predeceased by his sister Phyllis Paterson, Muriel Hoover and Hazel McLaughlin. He will be lovingly remembered by his nephews.

Visitation will be held at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. Bowmanville, on Tuesday October 28th, 2014 from 7 – 9 pm. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday October 29th, 2014 at 11 am. Interment St. Andrew’s Cemetery, Markham.




Couch, Gladys Jessie

(nee Crockett)

Passed away at her residence on Thursday October 23, 2014


Beloved wife of the late Harry Couch. Dear mother of Stephen Couch (Lorraine) and step-mother of Greg Couch (Lenna). Loving grandma of Kelly, Lindsey, Dustin and Sarah and great-grandma of Jake. Gladys was predeceased by her granddaughter Trinity.

Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Michelle Albert for her wonderful care of Gladys and especially to Kathy & Faye for their friendship and thoughtfulness.

At Gladys’ request, no Visitation or Service will be held. Interment will be held at Bowmanville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Heart & Stroke Foundation or The Arthritis Society would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Northcutt Elliott Funeral Home, 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville.




Boorsma, John

The Lord took unto Himself on Wednesday October 22, 2014,
our beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather, John Boorsma, at 72 years of age.

Born in Wierum, The Netherlands on April 21, 1942. He emigrated to Canada in June of 1960.

Dear husband of Winnie. Loving Father of Peter & Sandy, Sharon & Allan, Michael & Carolyn and Reneta. Pake to grandchildren Heather, Kyra, Damien, Rachel, Joshua and Aaron. Brother of Elly, Jaap, Rennie, Annie and Thea, all of the Netherlands.

Visitation will be held at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. Bowmanville, on Friday October 24, 2014 from 6-8 pm. A Service to Celebrate his life will be held at REHOBOTH CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 130 Scugog St., Bowmanville on Saturday October 25, 2014 at 11 am. Private Interment Bowmanville Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to a Charity of your Choice.




Deeley, Minnie

(nee Saunders)
In her 95th year

Died at peace on Tuesday October 21, 2014 surrounded by love and her family

Beloved wife of the late Dudley Deeley. Dear mother of David (Sandra) and Dennis (Sue Valentine). Loving Grandmother to Lindsay and Adrienne.

A Service of Thanksgiving for her life will be held at ST. JOHN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH (11 Temperance Street, Bowmanville) on Saturday October 25th, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. There will be an opportunity for family and friends to visit from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. prior to the Service.

Memorial Donations may be made to Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Clarington through NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street Bowmanville.




Bastas, Eleanor Margaret Ann

In her 63rd year

Peacefully passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Sunday October 19, 2014 with her husband by her side.

Beloved wife of Danis. Loving mother of Denise (Argiris) Argiriou, Joanna (Robert) Mastrangelo, Tina Bastas (Nuno Teixeira) and Nicole (Ken) Cornish. Dear nana of Alexandra, Anastasia, Aristea, Luke, Matthew, Arthur, Zoe and Ethan. Cherished sister of Yvonne (Larry) Tully, Melinda Fish (Bill Sadler), Liz (Peter) Bagshaw, Albert (Julie) Stillman and the late Stan. Survived by her sister-in-law Ruth Stillman. Predeceased by her parents, Stanley Stillman & Grace (nee Dorgan). She will be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews and dear friends.




Visitation will be held at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. Bowmanville, on Tuesday October 21st, 2014 from 2 – 4 & 7-9 pm. A Private Family Service will take place. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation. Parish Prayers will be held on Tuesday October 21st at 8:45 pm.




Frank, Ronald Arthur

Age 82 years
Retired after 37 years from General Motors

Passed away at home on Saturday October 18th, 2014

Beloved husband of Peggy (nee Stephens). Dear father of David Frank, Pamela Frank, Patricia Dean (George) and Randy Frank (Andrea). Loving Grandpa of Cortney, Tyler, Brandon, Matthew, Zachary, Jacob, Maya and Scott. Dear brother of Beverly Chrisomalis (Peter) and predeceased by his brother Jim. Ron will be lovingly remembered by his sister in law Shirley Frank, nieces, nephews and many friends.




Visitation will be held at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. Bowmanville, on Tuesday October 21st, 2014 from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 pm. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday October 22nd, 2014 at 11 am, with visitation from 10 – 11 am. Interment Bowmanville Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to Ebenezer United Church.




Jarvis, Shirley Jean

(nee Barker)

Peacefully passed away at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Thursday October 16th , 2014 with her family by her side.

Beloved wife of the late Wayne. Loving companion of Frank. Cherished mother of Tina, Kathy (Randy) and Jenny. Dear grandmother of Justin (Sydelle), Stephanie, Danielle, Andrew (Penni-Anne) and great-grandma of Jive, Dyzen, Nalyah, Rowan and Cade. Dear sister of Betty (Don), Ross (Iva), Gord (Patsy), Ralph (Bev), Ken (May), Fred (the late Judy), Clarence (Pat), and the late Doug. Predeceased by her parents, the late Eldon & Evelyn Barker. Beloved sister-in-law of Coleen & James and Dan & Carol. She will be missed by her nieces, nephews, cousins, and Frank’s family, Denise (Trevor), Rochelle (Greg), Crystal, Carly and Jessica.

A Memorial Service will be held at the ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION #52, 1550 Lansdowne St. W. Peterborough on Tuesday October 21, 2014 at 1 pm. Arrangements entrusted to the NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. Bowmanville. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the Hospital for Sick Children or Durham Region Humane Society.




Abernethy, William "Bill" O.

June 5, 1934 – October 14, 2014

Passed away at his home

Survived by his loving sister Marva Carcone (Adolf), his brother Cec Abernethy (Chris) and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and a great-great niece. Predeceased by his parents Gordon and Emily Abernethy, sisters Grace, Marion and Lorna and brothers Freddie and Gordon Jr.

A Memorial Service will be held at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. Bowmanville on Saturday October 18, 2014 at 1 pm, with visitation from 12 – 1 pm. Private Interment at Bowmanville Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation, The Cancer Society or The Diabetes Association.




Hunt, Elizabeth

(nee Reid)
She left this world the same way she came into it, "beautiful and surrounded by love."

Jane passed away peacefully at her home with her family at her side on Monday, October 13, 2014 in her 54th year.

Beloved wife and cherished companion of Dave for 32 years. Dear and loving mother of Brittany and Kimberley. Loved daughter of Faye and the late Doug Reid, Napanee . Dear sister of Candy Craigen (Larry) and Deb Reid (Larry Thompson) both of Napanee. Sadly missed by Dave’s mother Helen Hunt (the late Don) and Dave’s siblings: Valerie Craigen (Denis); Veronica Hartman (Dave); Dan (Tracey); Angela Murdoch (Dana) and Annette Reynolds (Chris). Fondly remembered by her many friends, nieces and nephews and their families.

Jane was a fighter, a very strong and special person who touched and inspired many lives. She will be missed. Her courageous memory will live on in all who knew her.

The family will receive friends at Northcutt Elliott Funeral Home, 53 Division St., Bowmanville on Wednesday from 6-8 pm and at the Wartman Funeral Home "Napanee Chapel" on Thursday from 6-8pm. Funeral Service at the Wartman Funeral Home on Friday at 11:00 am. Interment St Patrick's Cemetery, Napanee. In Memoriam donations by cheque to the Heart and Stoke Foundation would be remembered with appreciation by the family. Online condolences at www.wartmanfuneralhomes.com.




Kelly, Margaret Lilian

In her 78th year

Margaret peacefully passed away at home on Friday October 10th , 2014

Beloved wife of the late Patrick Kelly. Dear mother of Kate & her husband Jimmy Hogarth, Eamonn Kelly and his wife Karen and Chris Kelly and his wife Wendy. Loving Grandma to Nicholas Hogarth and Nan to Liam Kelly.

A Private Service will be held at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. Bowmanville, on Monday October 13th 2014. In lieu of flowers Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.




Phillips, Robert John

Age 75 years

Passed away on October 6, 2014

Dear father of Justin. Loving son of the late Matt & Alma Phillips. Predeceased by his siblings Charles (Chuck), Edith, Florence & John. Dear brother-in-law of Evelyn Phillips. Lovingly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A Family Graveside Service will be held at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Cobourg. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society, Wheels of Hope. Arrangements entrusted to NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. Bowmanville.




Whattam, Roger L.

Born in Picton, Ontario ‘The County’ on September 28, 1946, leaving us too soon on October 1, 2014 at the age of 68

Much loved Dad of Shari Ashby and her Husband, Greg. Beloved Papa of Kaitlyn and William.

Survived by his Dad, Harold Cronk and Sister, Lois Faye Cronk. Predeceased by his Mom, Kay Cronk and Brothers, Lenny Whattam and Kollan Cronk. Lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephews, who have many great memories of their fun Uncle Roger.

Roger will be greatly missed by his dear friends who were like family, Billy & Donna Meikle, Clint & Joy Kinney, Dave & Linda Todd, Brian & June Johnston and their families. A heartfelt thank you for the love and friendship you shared.

Friends and Family are welcomed to join us on Saturday October 25th between the hours of 1 and 4 pm at Riley’s Olde Towne Pub, 104 King St. E. in Oshawa, as we gather to remember Roger, and share in the many memories we have and cherish. Guests are encouraged to dress casually and bring a picture or memory to share. In memory of Roger, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.on.ca), or the Boys and Girls Club of Durham (www.bgcdurham.com) would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. North, Bowmanville.




Walker, Thomas Alan

In his 82 year
31+ year employee with General Motors

Peacefully passed away at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Tuesday September 30, 2014

Predeceased by his wife Muriel (nee Stephens). Dear father of Gail & Steve Simon, Daniel & Denise Walker and Sharon & James Smith. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Krystal (Maureen), Stacey (Ryan), Susan (Steve), Sarah (Adam), Gary (Jen), Katrina (Ashley), Nicole (Scott) and Matthew and his great-grandchildren Matteo, Zavier, Luka, Mason, Cameron, Landen, David & Lucas.

Visitation will be held at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME 53 Division St. N. Bowmanville, on Thursday October 2nd, 2014 from 1 – 3 pm, followed by a Graveside Service at 3 pm at Bowmanville Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to The Palliative Care Unit at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, whose care and compassion were greatly appreciated.




Thompson, Alec

Age 98 years

Passed away at Glenhill Marnwood Life Care Centre on Monday September 29, 2014.

Alec is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years Isobel (nee Reeves). He is survived by his sister Sheila May Limb and brother Patrick Thompson and their children David Limb, Stuart Limb, Rosalind Bedell, John Thompson and Lucy Dymond, all of England. He is lovingly remembered by his sister in law Edna Kerr and brother in law Richard (Joan) Reeves and their families. He will be sadly missed by Wanda Lambier, his friend and caregiver.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday October 18, 2014 at 2 pm, at Glenhill Marnwood Life Care Centre (26 Elgin Street, Bowmanville). Arrangements entrusted to NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville.




Nelligan, Dianne Mary Elizabeth

Age 56 years

Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Sunday September 28, 2014

Dianne was the loving wife of Paul (Eddy) Baker and proud and devoted mom to Amy and her husband Andrew Wayling. Adored Yaya of Gibson Wayling. Dianne will be lovingly remembered by her sisters Sandra Nelligan and Tracy Nelligan and brother in law Gilles Monast. She will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends, but her legacy of being kind, patient and a truly beautiful person inside and out will live on forever.

A Celebration of Dianne’s Life will be held on Saturday October 4th, 2014 from 3 – 6 pm at THE HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS, Bowmanville (37 Spicer Square). Memorial Donations may be made to Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Canada and may be done through NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME 53 Division St. N. Bowmanville, with whom arrangements are entrusted.


“Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy”




Gill, Mary

Mary Gill of Bowmanville passed away at Strathaven Lifecare Centre on Sunday September 28, 2014 at the age of 95.
Mary was born in rural Saskatchewan to Anna Klus from Poland and Michael Kowal from Eastern Ukraine. When she was 5 years old, her mother died leaving 4 children: Mary, Kathrine, John and Joseph. Mary and her 3 siblings developed a wonderful bond that lasted their lifetimes. They supported each other emotionally and took many holidays together. Later their father married Helena Romaniuk.
Mary attended Normal School in Saskatoon and became a teacher. She taught at St Joseph’s School, a two room school near Jasmin, Saskatchewan. There she met and fell in love with Robert Gill, an ambitious young man from a local farm.
Mary and Bob were married in Barrie, Ontario in June of 1941. After Bob finished a short stint in the army, they started a family and began their careers as entrepreneurs. First they purchased a corner store with a gas pump and resident black bear in Chelmsford, Ontario. In 1949 they moved to Geraldton, Ontario where they bought the local Dairy. In 1954 they moved south to Bowmanville to buy the Royal Theatre. Much later they partnered with their son Irving, in the Port Darlington Marina and Hotel in Bowmanville. For many years, Mary also worked as a teller in the Bowmanville CIBC. She was known for her precision with numbers and for her diligence. Mary and Bob worked hard but took time to see the world. They enjoyed several cruises and also traveled to Europe, China, Cuba and Australia. A home in Florida provided a retreat from their busy lives. They eventually retired in Newcastle Ontario.
Mary was an astute business woman and very creative in all the family businesses. She was an active member of the Bowmanville Business and Professional Women’s Club. She also was an excellent bridge player.
Mary had unlimited energy and enthusiasm and took tap dancing lessons with her daughters and learned to play the Hawaiian guitar and the saxophone. And who will ever forget her license plate “Big Wig”?
Mary spent her last years in Strathaven Lifecare Centre where she loved to have family and friends visit.
Mary was predeceased by the love of her life, Bob, in 1998 after 57 years of marriage. Her dear sister Kae Lang and brother Joe Kowal died in 2005 and 2012 respectively. Her grandson Jeff Martin died in 2004. Her brother John passed away only recently, on September 20.
Mary is survived by her children Irv (Mary Lou Marr), Dixie (Robert Jones), and Pat (Derek Martin). Her sister-in-law, Anne, lives in Richmond BC. She also leaves behind, 9 Grandchildren, 9 Great Grandchildren and 4 Great Great Grandchildren all of whom she was immensely proud. She was a favorite 'Aunt Mary’ to many nieces and nephews on Vancouver Island. British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and also Virginia. Her cats, Simba and Susie were special to her.
Mary’s children would like to thank Carrie Gill, Ron Shields, Audrey Stephen, Dr Kassirer and the staff of Strathaven Lifecare Centre for their care and kindness to their mother.

Mary will be cremated and her ashes will be buried alongside Bob’s ashes at St George’s Cemetery. A private celebration of her life will be held at a later date. If desired, Memorial Donations may be made to the Salvation Army, through NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville, with whom the arrangements have been entrusted.




Samis, A. Evelyn

Age 91 years

Passed away peacefully at her home, Seasons Retirement Community on Friday September 26, 2014

Beloved wife of the late Hugh. Dear mother of Larry Samis (Janice), Nancy Kunkel (Paul Kerley), Judy Hooper (Bruce), Bryon Samis (Sally) and Brent Samis (Sheelagh). Adored Grandma of Tara, Tim, Vanessa, Jennifer, Brett, Jillian, Breanne, Lauren, Alesha and Amanda. Loving GG of her 13 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Laurine Peel, Dorothy Smith and Jack Henderson. She will be lovingly remembered by her nieces, nephews and many friends.

Visitation will be held at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME 53 Division St. N. Bowmanville on Monday September 29th, 2014 from 6 – 8 pm. A Funeral Service will be held at NEWCASTLE FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH (200 King Avenue East, Newcastle) on Tuesday September 30th, 2014 at 1 pm, with visitation from 12 – 1 pm. Interment Bowmanville Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to Newcastle Fellowship Baptist Church.




Yeo, Cecil Waverley

World War II Veteran
(Royal Canadian Engineers)

Peacefully passed away at
Sunnybrook Hospital - Veteran’s Care Facility on Thursday September 25, 2014

Beloved husband of the late June Yeo for 63 years. Dear father of Linda Yeo and Robert Yeo and predeceased by his son Ronald Yeo. Cherished & much loved grandpa of Jeffrey & his wife Sherri-Lynne. Dear brother of Ruby Pogue and brother in law to Marion Yeo. Cecil will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends.

A Graveside Service will be held at BOWMANVILLE CEMETERY on Thursday October 2, 2014 at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to Memorial Hospital Foundation, Bowmanville through the NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME 53 Division St. N. Bowmanville, with whom arrangements have been entrusted.




McLeod, Overton Amar

April 26, 1996 - September 22, 2014

Our beloved Ovie came into this world and blessed us with 18 years full of beautiful smiles, funny jokes, random lyrics and dance moves. Overton was naturally charming, without saying a word. Any goal he ever put his mind to, would be accomplished with ease. He truly was the amazing and wonderful young man we all knew and loved.

There are no known words to describe the void created by the loss of Overton’s physical presence here in the physical world, but his forever loving parents, Omar & Amanda, and his ever loving family and friends know that it is only a matter of time before their souls reunite. Until then, may we find peace in our faith and belief that our Ovie continues to remain with us in spirit, watching over us, and there to comfort us whenever we call.

Beloved son of Omar & Amanda; Grandson of Debbie & Sam, Rosie & Johnny and Mr. Wilkin McLeod; Brother of Alisha & Octavia, Omar Jr. & Vanessa; Nephew of Jenny, Christina, Cwentun, Donna, Debbie, Tanya, Tesha, Hallie-Ann and Great Uncle Dale; Cousin and Dearest Member of a loving extended family and friends.

Overton will be laid to rest on Sunday September 28, 2014. His service will commence at 1:00 pm at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME,
53 Division Street North, Bowmanville. Interment at Bowmanville Cemetery.




Francis, James Edward

“Jim”

Suddenly passed away at home on
Monday September 22, 2014 at the age of 66

Loving son of the late Lewis and Iva Francis. Dear brother of Clifford, Linda (Joe) Slappendel,
Bruce (Joan), Nancy (Byron) Kellett, Ed (Darlene) and Ruby. Cherished uncle of many nieces and nephews. Jim is also predeceased by his brothers Ken and Ron. He will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by all those who knew him.

Visitation will be held on Friday September 26, 2014 at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville, at 11 am. A Funeral Service will follow in the Chapel at 12 noon. Interment Orono Cemetery. If desired, Memorial Donations may be made to The Children’s Wish Foundation.




Rennie, Marlene Elizabeth

Age 66 years
Lifelong Employee of Loblaws

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Sunday September 21, 2014

Beloved wife of Dave Earhart. Loving mother of Bob Rennie and Lisa Stokes and step-mother of Hailey Earhart and Ashley Martin. Cherished Nana of Terri-Leigh, Amber, Melissa and Dylan. Dear sister of Suzanne (Gord) Lowrie, Michael (Debbie) Wilton, James (Catherine) Wilton and predeceased by her sister Wendy and brother Briane. Sister in law of Lynne Robertson. Marlene will be lovingly remembered by her sister-in-law Betty Wilton and her nieces, nephews and many friends.

Memorial Visitation will be held at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME 53 Division St. N. Bowmanville on Friday September 26th, 2014 from
2 – 4 & 6 – 8 pm. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday September 27th, 2014 at 1 pm, with visitation from 12 – 1 pm. Memorial Donations may be made to The Durham Region Cancer Centre.




Burnham, Mary Elizabeth

Age 87 years


Passed away at Glenhill Strathaven Long Term Care on Saturday September 20, 2014

Loved daughter of the late George & Eva Burnham and predeceased by her brother Vernon Richard Burnham. Mary is survived by her sister-in-law Louise Bernham of Cobourg. Dear aunt of Allan (Denise) Burnham, Cathy Burnham (Mark Edwardson), Paul (Anne) Burnham, Linda (Tom) Cable and Don (Vicki) Burnham. She will be lovingly remembered by her great-nieces and nephews.
Sincere thanks go to the staff at Strathaven for their love and care of Mary over the many years she was a resident there.

A Memorial Service will be held at STRATHAVEN LONG TERM CARE on Wednesday September 24, 2014 at 2 pm. Memorial Donations may be made to a Charity of your Choice. Arrangements entrusted to NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME,
53 Division St. North, Bowmanville.




Demmers, Tineke (Tina)

June 18, 1955 – September 16, 2014

Tineke (Tina) A. Demmers (nee Vooys) went home to be with her Saviour on September 16, 2014, six months after being diagnosed with leukemia (AML) at the age of 59.

Much cherished wife of 36 years of Martin Demmers (Port Perry). Much missed mother of Théa Demmers & Chad Polito (Montréal), Basja Demmers, Tricia Demmers and Kara Demmers (Port Perry). Dear daughter of Johanna Vooys (Whitby) and Dick Vooys. Precious sister of Lydia Vooys and Rob MacLeod (Oshawa) and Pat Woodley-Vooys and Paul Corey (Tyrone). Beloved sister in law of Cobi Demmers, Adriaan and Brenda Demmers (Guelph). Endeared aunt of Peter Vooys, David Vooys, Olivia Byam, Claire Demmers, and Rachel Demmers. Fun loving grandmother of Mattéo and Aidan Polito (Montréal). Predeceased by her beloved brother John Vooys.

Tina was a Physiotherapist extraordinaire (Queen’s ’78) and the past Director of Lakeridge Health Port Perry. She loved singing, as a soloist or in the choir at Calvary Baptist Church.

“I know that my Redeemer lives!”
“Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Mat. 28:20

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 19 from 5 – 8 pm at Northcutt Elliott Funeral Home, 53 Division Street N, Bowmanville.
A celebration of Tina’s life will be held on Saturday, September 20th at Calvary Baptist Church, 300 Rossland Rd E. Oshawa, Ontario (10-11 Visitation, 11-12 Funeral Service- lunch following, 2 pm Interment, Bethesda Cemetery Tyrone). Donations in memory of Tina can be made to the Pregnancy Help Center of Durham, 29 Drew St, Oshawa, ON L1H 4Z7.




Mueller, Julie Ann

Nee Wichman

Suddenly passed away at home on Monday, September 15, 2014 at the age of 37

Julie, much loved daughter of Lyle and Pat Wichman, will be sadly missed by her brother Jason, and sister in law Candace. She was a cherished aunt of Emily and Grace, and a beloved niece of Garry Wichman, Margie Tugwood, Shirley (Jimmy) Ryan, Florence (Wayne) Jordan and Roberta (Rob) Staples. Dear friend of Kevin Durkin.

A private family service will be held. If desired, Memorial Donations may be made to The War Amps through NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street Bowmanville, with whom the arrangements have been entrusted.




Winter, Eric William

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Wednesday September 10th, 2014 at the age of 81.

Beloved husband of Dorothy Winter (nee Brown).
Dear son of the late Rexie & Jersha Winter of Valleyfield, Newfoundland. Loving father to Bill & his wife Elas, Rick & his wife Barbara, Craig & his wife Jaki and daughter Casey Winter. Pre-deceased by his brothers Henry and Charlie. Left to mourn are his brothers Herman, Herber & his wife Edna and Lloyd & his wife Wilhelmina. Proud and devoted “Poppy” to his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Eric will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. He will be forever remembered for his generosity, loving nature and always kind spirit.

A Family Celebration honoring Eric’s Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to The Lung Association through the NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville, with whom the arrangements have been entrusted.




Clarke, Tettje "Thelma"

Age 89 years

Went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Tuesday September 9th, 2014 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa

Beloved wife of John Clarke and the late Jake Buma Sr. Loving mother of Peter (Edna) Buma, the late Thea (the late John) Kingma, Shirley (the late Harry) Vanderheul, the late Hank (Audrey) Buma, Tena (Don) Jenkins, Helen (Percy) Brown, Jake (Brenda) Buma, Albert (Chris) Buma, Trixie (Les) Wright, Thea (Jerry) Morin, Bob (Rose) Buma, Don Buma (Phyllis) and Jane (Dan) Gray. She will be sadly missed by her 31 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Jerry (Diane) Talsma and predeceased by her brother Gerald (Alice) Talsma and sister Tena (John) Heerschop. Thelma will be lovingly remembered by her nieces, nephews and many friends.

Visitation will be held at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street Bowmanville on Friday September 12th, 2014 from 6 – 8 pm. A Funeral Service will be held at REHOBOTH CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH on Saturday September 13th, 2014 at 1:30 pm. Interment Bowmanville Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to The Arthritis Society or The Cancer Society.




Stalker, Ken

Age 83 years

Suddenly passed away at home on
Tuesday September 9, 2014

Beloved husband of the late Bonnie Stalker, Dear father of Mike (Dianna) and Donna (Paul) Melrose. Loving grandfather of Mason, Erin, Brookes (Glen), Kate and Michael. Great grandpa of Emma and Ava Lyn. Dear brother of Carl (Brenda), Doris, Lois (Paul), June, Marie, Margie (Al) and the late Morley and Marion. Dear friend and companion of the late Audrey Cowle.

A Memorial Service will be held at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME (53 Division Street North, Bowmanville) on Friday September 12, 2014 at 1 pm with visitation one hour prior. Cremation. If desired, Memorial Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society.




Locke, Frank

Age 78 years
Retired from General Motors after 30 years of service, Member of The Canadian Corps for 41 years.

Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Saturday September 6, 2014

Beloved husband of the late Grace (nee Adams). Loving father of Penny & her husband Dwayne Andrus, Tim Locke and Beth & her husband Ian Robinson. Loving Papa to Lisa (Taylor Andrews), Steven, Jennifer (Brent Brown), Melissa (Brett Novak), and Daniel. Great-papa to Adam, Brooklyn and Quintin. Lovingly remembered by his brothers Ray and Ben and his sister Eva. Frank will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Visitation will be held at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville, on Thursday September 11, 2014 from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 pm. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday September 12, 2014 at 11 am, with visitation from 10 – 11 am. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to The Lung Association.




Merritt, Robert "Bob"

Age 64 years

Passed away at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre on Friday September 5, 2014

Beloved husband of Karen. Dear father of Jennifer (Ed). Loving grandpa of Zach, Cameron and Taylor. Dear brother of Virginia (Ginny) Merritt, Doug (Lynn) Merritt and James (Anna) Merritt. Son-in-law of Terri Moore (the late Robert Moore). Brother-in-law of Mike (Angy) Moore, Michelle Moore, Karlene (Marilyn) Moore. Best friend of Ann & Eddie.

Special Thanks to Dr. Rena Buckstein and the nursing team at Sunnybrook HSC for their care.

A Karaoke Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday September 20, 2014 starting at 7 pm at Ajax Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 332, 111 Hunt Street. Memorial Donations may be made to The Cancer Society or Sunnybrook Health Science Centre. Arrangements entrusted to NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville.




Nattress, Suzanne

Age 56 years

Passed away at Glenhill Strathaven Life Care Centre on Thursday September 4, 2014.

Suzanne will be missed but lovingly remembered by all those whose lives she touched.

A Graveside Service will be held on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10 am, at Bowmanville Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to a Charity of Choice in Suzanne’s memory through NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville, with whom the arrangements have been entrusted.




Trudeau, Roy Gerard

Quietly passed away at Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg on Wednesday September 3, 2014 at age 87

Only son of the late Albertina and Joseph Trudeau. Beloved husband of the late “Bette” Trudeau. Loving father of Gerry, Paul (Donna), Michael (Sharon) and Ted (Christine). Cherished grandfather of Nickolas & Aaron (children of Mike & Sharon), Mathew and Sara (children of Paul & Ursula) and Steven and Elise (children of Ted & Colette). Dear brother in law of Ted & Teresa Powers, Shirley Powers and Eleanor Powers, Roy was predeceased by his brothers in law Bill Powers and Bob Powers. Also remembered by many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be held at ST. JOSEPH’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 127 Liberty Street South on Saturday September 13, 2014 at 10 am, with Family Reflections beginning at 9:45 am. A reception will follow in the Church hall. Memorial Donations may be made to The Cancer Society through NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville, with whom arrangements are entrusted.




Wolters, Roderick Charles Cecil

Passed away suddenly on Tuesday September 2, 2014
At the age of 45

Rod was the much loved son of Cecil and Laura Jean Wolters (Copping), the cherished brother of Rachael (Brian) Lipski and Charlotte Maschke. Rod was a very special uncle to Andrew and Christopher Lipski and Miranda and Megan Maschke. Rod will also be fondly remembered by his many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Rod will be forever remembered for his kindness and loving nature. He suffered for many years with mental illness and his family would like to thank his friends at Clubhouse New Horizons as well as his workers and nurses at the Canadian Mental Health Association and the Ontario Shores Centre.

A Memorial Service will be held at the NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville, on Saturday September 6, 2014 at 11 am with visitation one hour prior. If desired, Memorial Donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association Housing Programs




Dunn, M. Evelyn

Passed away peacefully with family by her side at Lakeview Manor, Beaverton, on Saturday August 30, 2014

Evelyn, a longtime resident of Bowmanville, is predeceased by her husband Jack Dunn. Dearly missed by her sons and their wives, Bob and Teresa, Jim and Linda, Steve and Frances and her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A special thanks to the staff at Lakeview Manor, her home for the last five years.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at Trinity United Church, 116 Church Street, Bowmanville on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 11 am. If so desired, donation in memory of Evelyn to a charity of your choice and can be made through the Mangan Funeral Home, Beaverton (705) 426-5777, or NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville.




Le Blanc, Raymond Germaine

Former owner of “The Acres” Restaurant

Peacefully passed away at Fosterbrooke Long Term Care on Friday August 29th, 2014
In his 81st year.

Beloved husband of Audrey Le Blanc for 25 years. Dear father of Cindy (Rick) Bailey, Heather (Mike) Wood, Lisa (Glen) Mullins and Roger (Elizabeth) Le Blanc. Dear stepfather of Christopher Saulnier and Norman (Donna) Saulnier. Loving grandpa of Brooke (Darren) Roberts, Tanya Bailey (Kurtis Lynch), Emily Mullins, Hugo Le Blanc, Mila Le Blanc and Ben Saulnier and great grandpa of Liam and another little one on the way. Dear brother of Leo (Lorraine) Le Blanc, Dolan (Doris)
Le Blanc, Carmel (Richard) Ahern and the late Jeanette Le Blanc.

Visitation will be held at the NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. Bowmanville, on Tuesday September 2, 2014 from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. JOSEPH’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 127 Liberty St. S. Bowmanville on Wednesday September 3, 2014 at 10 am. Cremation to follow. Memorial Donations made to The Alzheimer’s Society would be greatly appreciated.




Van Dam, Glenn

Age 53 years

After a courageous battle with cancer, Glenn passed away peacefully with family by his side at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, on Tuesday August 26, 2014.

Cherished father of Keith, Krystal (Adam) and
Kevin (Laura) Van Dam. Adored Papa to Damian, Jayden and Brandon. Beloved son of the late Cornelius and Irene Van Dam. Dear brother of Debbie (Eric) Bonsma, Susan (Brian) Irons, the late Brian Van Dam and brother in law to Pat Van Dam. Glenn will be greatly missed by his friends and family.

Visitation will be held at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville, on Thursday August 28, 2014 at 12 – 1 pm. The Funeral Service will follow in the Chapel at 1 pm. Cremation to follow. If desired, Memorial Donations in Glenn’s memory may be made to the Durham Region Cancer Centre.




Andrews, Molly (Gladys Mary)

Age 93 years

Died at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville in the early morning of August 25, 2014

Her family is saddened, but relieved that she is now free of pain. Molly spent the last ten weeks of her life under the excellent care of the medical staff in the Bowmanville Hospital. Mom’s desire was to live independently for her entire life, and she was fortunate enough to have accomplished that dream until the past few months. Our heartfelt thanks to those who provided much love and comfort by spending many hours at mom’s bedside during her difficult last weeks.

Molly was born on February 3, 1921 in Niagara Falls, Ontario and was preceded in death by her husband George in 1983, parents Duncan & Helen White and sisters Peggy and Betty.

Survivors include her daughters Marcella and Gail (Randy). Also survived by grandchildren Rachel, Liam, Luke (Lindsay), Duncan (Christine), Lauren (Jeff), and all their families, including seven great grandchildren Mason, McKenna, Mara, Morgan; Keegan; Grace & Levi. She also leaves behind nieces, nephews and friends.

Cremation has taken place and burial will occur later in September in Thorold at Lakeview Cemetery. There will be a Celebration of Life at the Porter Farm (Luke & Lindsay’s) at 92 6th Line, Fraserville (just south of Peterborough, east off of Hwy 28) on Sunday September 28 from 2 – 4 pm. Please join Molly’s family and friends to share in our collective memories. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. John’s Anglican Church, Bowmanville or a Charity of your Choice would be appreciated, and may be done through NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME 53 Division St. N. Bowmanville, with whom arrangements are entrusted. Please call (905) 914-0216 or email Lakeview@bmts.com for directions and information regarding the Celebration of Life for Molly.




Welsh, Doris

Doris Welsh, a longtime member of St. Paul’s United Church & Choir and a Bowmanville Hospital Volunteer, passed away at Pine Hill Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon, on Saturday August 23, 2014 at the age of 85.

Beloved wife of the late Jack Welsh. Dear mother of Laurelyn (Patrick) Higgins, Bruce (Pamela), Barry, Alison (Glenn), and Adrienne (Scott) Beaucage. Loving grandma of Kyle, Dylan (Jennifer) and Alyssa. Dear sister of Mary (Bud) Justice and Russell Alldread.

Visitation will be held at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville, on Friday August 29, 2014 from 10 -11 am. The Funeral Service will follow in the Chapel at 11 am. Cremation. Donations may be made to the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation or St. Paul’s United Church.




Calhoun, Debbie

After a long and brave battle with cancer,
Debbie passed away peacefully at home
surrounded by her family on the morning of
Wednesday August 20, 2014.


Cherished and beloved daughter of Shirley Bushey. Soulmate and best friend of her husband, Dan Currie. Proud stepmom of Lucas Currie. Dear sister of Albert Calhoun. Treasured aunt of Trista and Calvin Calhoun. Debbie will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by her many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.

Family and friends may call at the NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville, on Friday August 22, 2014 from 5-8 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday August 23, 2014 in the Chapel at 11 am. Interment to follow at Thornton Cemetery.




Zavagno, David Joseph

David Joseph Zavagno, aged 70, of Clarington,
passed away at home on Saturday August 16, 2014.

Dave was born in Toronto, Ontario on January 12, 1944. He attended New Toronto High School and began his working career as a draftsman. He moved into manufacturing and worked as a purchaser for Jacuzzi, then for Stanley. Finally he entered into a partnership to set up Steelwood Doors and served as Vice President of Manufacturing until his retirement in 2002.

Dave enjoyed drawing, designing and building whimsical gifts, renovating, maintaining the grounds of his property, and collecting and restoring antiques. Every project he completed with his own special blend of creativity and attention to detail. He appreciated music, architecture, art, woodcarving, stand-up comedy, "rat rods", fine cuisine, and a good bottle of wine. He also loved a succession of Irish Wolfhounds.

David was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December 2012 and spent the next twenty months fighting it in every way he could. During this time he bought a "rat rod" and helped to direct its rebuilding, then discovered "Steampunk" and began designing and building industrial-style lamps. He led everyone who loved him throughout the journey with optimism and bravery. Dave had a true heart and loved unconditionally.

Dave is survived by his wife, Ann (nee Webb), first wife, Sandra (nee Sills), children: Julie, Aimee, Maggie (Lee), Lee (Mel), Connal (Jen) and Quinn, sisters: Tina (Ray) and Gina (Glen), and brother, Jerry (Pat). He also leaves behind nieces Grace, Lindsay, Bonnie and Kelly; nephews Galen, Gideon, Connor and Paul. Dave was predeceased by his mother Inez (nee Ongaro) and father, Guiseppe (Joe).

Invitations will be sent for a private memorial gathering to be held sometime in September. Memorial donations may be made in Dave's name to the Irish Wolfhound Club of Canada Rescue or the Princess Margaret Hospital.




Cowle, Audrey

Age 84 years

Passed away at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Tuesday August 12th, 2014

Beloved wife of the late William (Bill) Cowle. Much loved friend and companion to Ken Stalker. Dear sister of Don Barrett (Borg), the late Harold Barrett, Jean Mitchell (the late Dave) and sister in law of Joyce Barrett. Loving friend to Jim Connell, Lynn Puddister and the Stalker & Melrose families.

A Memorial Service will be held at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME (53 Division Street North, Bowmanville) on Friday August 15, 2014 at 1 pm with visitation one hour prior. Interment at Bowmanville Cemetery. If desired, Memorial Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.




Deeley, Dudley

Age 96 years

Passed away at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Monday August 11th, 2014

Beloved husband of Minnie Deeley. Dear father of David (Sandra) and Dennis (Sue Valentine). Loving Grandfather to Lindsay and Adrienne.

A Memorial Service will be held at ST. JOHN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH (11 Temperance Street, Bowmanville) on Saturday August 16th, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. There will be an opportunity to visit with the family from 9:30-10:15 a.m. prior to the Funeral Service.

Memorial Donations may be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation or Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Clarington through NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street Bowmanville.




Doran, Doris Caroline

Age 94 years

Peacefully passed away, with her family by her side at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on Monday August 11, 2014

Beloved wife of the late Sheridan Doran. Loving mother of Edith Matchette & her husband Wayne, Sharold Smith and Sherry Austin-Verhage & her husband Richard. Doris is predeceased by her daughter Marilyn Doran and son-in-law Anton Tresjbal. Adoring Nanny of Tim Matchette, Leslie Matchette, Robert Matchette, Sean Smith, Scott Smith, Joshua Austin, Nicole Austin, Ashley Verhage, Elora Verhage, Kate Verhage and André Verhage. Cherished great-grandmother of Joshua, Michael, Marshall, Mark, Nathan, Madison, Mandy, Matthew, Meghan, Madison, Chloe, Brianna & Chloe.

Visitation will be held at the NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. Bowmanville, on Thursday August 14, 2014 from 2 – 3 pm. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at 3 pm. Interment will be held in Miramichi, New Brunswick. Memorial Donations may be made to The Palliative Care Department at Northumberland Hills Hospital, whose care of Doris was exceptional.




Oliveira, Rosa Maria Lopes de

Age 51 years
Retired School Teacher

Peacefully passed away at home on Friday August 8, 2014 with her family by her side

Beloved wife of Paul Lenson and proud mother of Sophia Oliveira-Lenson. Dear sister of Normelia (Julio Beirão), Fernando (Fernanda) Oliveira and Carlos Jorge (Lurdes) Oliveira. Rosa will be lovingly remembered by her nieces Cathy & Claudia and their families as well as her many other nieces and nephews overseas.

Visitation will be held at the NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. Bowmanville, on Sunday August 10, 2014 from 5 – 8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. JOSEPH’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 127 Liberty St. S. Bowmanville on Monday August 11, 2014 at 1 pm. Cremation to follow. There will be a memorial trust set up in Rosa's name at the school she taught at (Dr. G.J. MacGillivray) and the family ask that those that wish to send flowers consider donating to her trust instead as a way of honoring her. Please make cheques payable to "Kawartha Pine Ridge D.S.B."

The family have requested that you please do not wear black, but bright colours!




Fitze, Alfred

Age 76 years
Retiree from St. Mary’s Cement

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Wednesday August 6, 2014

Beloved husband of the late Maria (nee VanSchyndel). Dear father of Louis & his wife Natalie and Paul & his wife Kelly. Loving Opa of Kara, Meredith, Taylor, Brandon and Rebecca. He will be lovingly remembered by his sister Hedel Kruger and her family.

Memorial Visitation will be held at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME 53 Division St. N. Bowmanville on Thursday August 14th, 2014 from 5 – 8 pm. No service will be held. Memorial Donations may be made to Bowmanville Memorial Hospital Foundation or Durham Region Cancer Centre.




Benko, Alojz "Al"

Passed away peacefully at 88 years of age on Tuesday morning August 5, 2014 at Whitby Lakeridge Hospital.

Loving and cherished husband of Maria (née Kirbis) for 64 years. Beloved father of daughter Slavica Alicia Benko & her husband Simon Bilodeau of Montreal, of son the late Frank Benko & his wife Kelly (née Lee) of Singapore, of son the late Robert Benko & his wife Tammy (née Dorman) and of son Edward Benko & his wife Heather (née Gilbride). Opa will be dearly missed by his grandchildren of whom he was proud and loved so much: Tayler and Nicholas (Edward), Joshua and Wyatt (Frank), and Jack, Natalie and Katie (Robert).

Born June 19, 1926 in Domajince, Slovenia into a loving and deeply religious family attached to their beloved parents the late Janez and Helena (née Skraban). Survived by sister Marjeta Kvas, brother Leopolde Benko & his wife Tilika, sister Anica Mikolich and sister Ivanka Flisar in the greater Toronto area and in Slovenia by sister Tilika Zilavec, brothers Franc Benko and Vili Benko.

Worked for General Motors, Oshawa from the Fall of 1961 to his retirement in July 1991.

Deeply devoted to his family and faith. A lover of all things mechanical, Al could invent and fashion the tool as needed for any project. Always active, in his last years he best enjoyed being outside, in the garden, tending the vegetable patch and fruit trees.

We love and miss you. Rest in peace - we shall all be together again in the presence of the Lord.
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We are grateful and wish to thank the family for their support during this difficult time. Sincere thanks to the kind nurses, staff and social workers at Lakeridge Whitby (4th Floor - Nurse practioner Michelle Acorn, social worker Christine Lanz) and Lakeridge Oshawa (5th Floor C Wing - Mary McAvoy, administrator, social worker Angela) who cared for him since May. Our appreciation and thanks to Father Manuel Duterte for the ministry to the sick at both Oshawa and Whitby.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday August 12, 2014 at St. Mary of the People Catholic Church, Oshawa at 7 pm. Arrangements entrusted to NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville.




Stolte, Eva May

Peacefully passed away at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Tuesday August 5, 2014

Beloved wife of Bernie for 63 years. Dear mother of John, David, Greg (Judy) and Tim (Ann). Cherished Grandma of Candice, Ryan, Sharon, Jennifer and Melanie. Great grandma of Kaine and Carson. She will be sadly missed, but lovingly remembered by her extended family and friends.

Family and friends may call at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville, on Friday August 8, 2014 from 6-8 pm. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday August 9, 2014 at 10 am. If desired, Memorial Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.




Toth, Judith Ann

Age 68 years

Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on
Tuesday January 14, 2014

Judith Toth, of Bowmanville, leaves behind to mourn; her daughter, Julianna Toth and extended family. She will be missed but lovingly remembered by all those whose lives she touched.

A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel at the NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. North, Bowmanville, on Saturday August 2, 2014 at 11 am. Visitation will be one hour prior from 10-11 am. If desired, Memorial Donations made to a Charity of Choice would be greatly appreciated.




Mills, Bruce Douglas

Age 71 years

Passed away on Saturday July 26th, 2014 at Belleville General Hospital

Beloved husband of Brenda. Dear father of Pamela & her husband Wayne Reckzin, Kevin Mills & his wife Tracy and Steve Mills & his wife Meghan. Loving Grandpa of Jordan, Denver, Declan, Johnson, Landon, Dawson, Kenna, Annie, Frida & Finnley. Dear brother of Shirley & Bryce Larke and Chester & Barb Mills. Loving son-in-law of Marie Stewart. Bruce will be sadly missed by his in-laws, nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel at the NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. North, Bowmanville, on Friday August 1st, 2014 at 1 pm, with visitation from 12 – 1 pm. Memorial Donations may be made to Mount Zion Church or The Heart & Stroke Foundation.




Power, Robert Tracy

Age 78 years

Passed away on Friday July 25th, 2014 at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville

Beloved husband of the late Lynne. He is survived by his siblings, Thomas, Juanita (Harry) Peacock, Tyrone, Brian (Elizabeth), Terry and Emmett (Julie). He was predeceased by his sister Kathleen and parents Alfred & Marie Power. Robert is lovingly remembered by his nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours in Wilmot Creek.

At Robert’s request, no Visitation or Funeral Service will be held. Interment will take place at Bowmanville Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to The Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. North, Bowmanville.




Bakker, Nick

Age 86 years

Went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Friday July 25th, 2014

Dear and loving husband of almost 49 years to Doreen Bakker. Loved father of Jannette & Mike Hickey, Doug & Tenehta Bakker, Nancy Bakker, and Helen Bakker & Regis Sohler. Dear Pake of Jeremy, Rachel, Adam, Benjamin, Jasper, Antalya and Elliott. Loving brother of Tryn and Shirley, brother in law of Gus and Sadie. Predeceased by his brother Barney and Jim and brother in law Abe. Nick will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Visitation will be held at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street Bowmanville on Monday July 28th, 2014 from 6 – 8 pm. A Memorial Service will be held at REHOBOTH CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH on Tuesday July 29th, 2014 at 11 am. Private Interment Bowmanville Cemetery. Memorial Donations to Knox Christian School or Durham Christian High School would be appreciated by the family.




Prout, Cynthia Blanche

(nee Atkins)
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Cynthia Prout at the Bowmanville Hospital on Saturday July 19th, 2014 at the age of 77. Cynthia is survived by her beloved husband Luke, her children Martha Hendrikx (the late Mark), Adam Hickey (Victoria) and her step children Kim Prout (Laurie) and Donnie and Randy Prout. She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren: Marissa, David (Kendra), Daniel, Rebecca and Vincent Hendrikx; Tyler and Oliver Hickey; Kym Prout and Hunter Sol Prout. Terribly missed by her 4 legged family of cats and dogs. Remembered fondly by the Hickey family, the Hannah family, Pierrette Godin, the Burnett family and her large A.A. family.
Cynthia was born in Bangalore, India just before WWII, where her father was stationed with the British Army. She came to Canada when she was 11 years old, settling in Toronto, then marrying and having children in the Brampton area. When her children were little she moved up to the Yukon for a few years, before settling in Clarington, Ontario where she met the love of her life, Luke. Having worked her whole life she went back to night school to get her degree at McMaster in Addictions and Mental Health, then used that to help start and later become, the Director of Destiny Manor, a drug and alcohol rehab centre for women.
Six years ago, Cynthia’s life was changed forever with a car accident when the other driver was on her cell phone, ran 2 red lights and smashed into Luke and Cynthia. Cynthia suffered brain damage and suffered slowly for 6 years, then very rapidly for the past few months. Despite this, Cynthia remained a loyal and loving friend and family member. She was to have celebrated her 37th A.A. anniversary this coming December, an accomplishment she was extremely proud of.
Thanks to the amazing Dr. Albert, Dr. John Rundle and the nurses on the 2nd floor of Bowmanville Hospital. Cynthia was treated with nothing other than respect, dignity and love during her stay. We very much appreciate all they did for her and us, during these final 2 weeks.

Visitation will be held at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville, on Monday July 28, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. A Memorial Service will be held at TRINITY UNITED CHURCH (120 Church Street)on Tuesday July 29, 2014 at 1pm, with visitation starting at 11 am. Donations in Cynthia’s name may be made to the Clarington Animal Shelter, as she definitely loved her animals.




MacLean, Grace Princetta

Peacefully passed away at Glenhill Strathaven Lifecare Centre on Wednesday July 16, 2014 with her family by her side.

Loving mother of Lloyd (Mary) Gagnon, Daniel (Linda) Gagnon, Juliette (Ken) Freake, Claudette Gagnon, Donna Gagnon and David MacLean. Cherished Nanny of Michael, Richard, Charlene, Melissa, Holly, Carrie, Calvin, Julie and Rachel. Adored Great-Nanny of Aden, Elissa, JayJay, Lincoln, Landon, Ryan, Troy, Emma, Liam and one on the way. Grace will be lovingly remembered by her siblings Leroy (Mickey) MacLean, Ron (Sandra) MacLean, Ernest MacLean as well as her nieces and nephews, extended family and friends, especially Jane & Lou D’Onofrio, Donna Lavigne and Emily & Terry Smith. She is predeceased by her sister Thelma.

A Memorial Service will be held at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. North, Bowmanville, on Saturday July 19th, 2014 at 11 am in the Chapel. Visitation will be held from 10 – 11 am. Memorial Donations may be made to The Canadian Liver Foundation or Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.




Reed, Wayne Leonard

In his 74th year

Peacefully passed away at home on
Monday July 14, 2014 with his family by his side.

Beloved husband of Dian Reed for 53 years. Much loved Dad of Kevin (Heather) and Darren (Kathy). Dear Papa of Jeffrey, Austin, Nolan, Christopher, and Nicholas.

The family would like to extend a special Thank you to the PACT Team nurses, their friends and neighbours for all their care, support and kindness through this difficult time.

There will be a Celebration of Life at The Wheelhouse, Wilmot Creek, Newcastle on Wednesday July 23, 2014 at 1pm. If desired, Memorial Donations may be made to The Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation or the Kidney Foundation through NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville, with whom the arrangements have been entrusted.




Ewing, Robert James

Age 59 years

After a courageous battle with cancer, Bobby passed away peacefully at home on Monday July 14th, 2014

Survived by his beloved wife Bruni (Brunhilde). Loving father of Kyley Ewing, Erik Ewing, Christopher Sullivan and his wife Andrea, James Sullivan and his wife Pia. Adored Papa to Cora, Riley, Janai and Cyler Sullivan. Bob’s generous nature, fair spirit, sense of fun and joy will fondly be remembered and sadly missed by his family, friends and colleagues.

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”

A Celebration of Life in his honour will be held at a later date. Memorial Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville.




Sherry, Elaina Marie

Age 59 years

Passed away at her home on Friday July 11, 2014

Predeceased by her partner, Jim Smythe. Dear mother of Christopher and his wife Erin. Grandmother to Mikayla and Emily. Dear sister of Laurel Maddock (the late Randy) and aunt of Melanie (Mike) Boucher and Shaun (Melissa) Maddock.

A Private Memorial Service will be held at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street, Bowmanville. Memorial Donations may be made to Durham Mental Health Association or The Humane Society.




McKee, Bernice

Passed away peacefully at her Wilmot Creek home on Tuesday July 8th, 2014.
In her 91st year.

Beloved mother of Karen and Greg and loving wife of the late Walter McKee.

Bernie will be loved and remembered by her many close friends at Wilmot Creek, her St. Paul's United Church friends, and dear friends and relatives in her province of birth, British Columbia.

A Memorial Service will be held at
ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH, 178 Church Street, Bowmanville, on Friday July 18th, 2014 at 1 pm.
If desired, Memorial Donations may be made to
St. Paul’s United Church or The Salvation Army. Arrangements entrusted to NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME,
53 Division Street North, Bowmanville.




Amenta, Tony

Age 57 years

Owner of La Cucina Italian Restaurant/Bakery in Bowmanville

Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on
Tuesday July 8, 2014

Beloved husband of Laura Tiano and loved step-father of Olivia. Dear son of Carmela and the late Corrado Amenta. Dear brother of Carmelo, Louisa, Angelo and Roberto.

A Memorial Service will be held at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville on Friday July 11, 2014 at
1 pm.




Galluzzo, Mary Kathleen

Long time hairstylist at Cosimo’s Salon in Whitby

Peacefully passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Sunday July 6th, 2014 at the age of 60.

Beloved daughter of Dorothy and the late George Goddard. Loving mother of Marcello and Antonio. Dear sister of Jude Halstead, George (Dianna) Goddard and her twin, the late Gail De Adder. Sister in law to Lou De Adder. Former wife and dear friend of Cosimo Galluzzo. Kathy will be lovingly remembered by her nieces, nephews and many friends.

Cremation has taken place. If desired, Memorial Donations may be made to the Durham Region Cancer Centre through the NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. North, Bowmanville, with whom the arrangements have been entrusted.




Staman, Christian

Passed away peacefully at Glenhill-Marnwood Nursing Home on Saturday July 5th, 2014

In his 84th year.


Beloved husband of the late Jane Staman. Loving father to Fred (Sherri) Staman, John Staman, Andrew (Susan) Staman, Annette (Leo) Daniel, Liz (Kevin) Bissell, and Ed Staman. Papa will be forever loved and remembered by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survived by his brother in Holland, Ep (Betta) Staman.

Visitation will be held at the NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville, on Tuesday July 8th, 2014 from 5-8 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 2805 Highway 2, Bowmanville, on Wednesday July 9th, 2014 at 11 am. Interment at Bowmanville Cemetery. If desired, Memorial Donations may be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation.




Taylor, Catherine Jean

Facing the end of her life with the same courage and dogged determination to always look on the bright side of every situation she encountered

CATHERINE JEAN TAYLOR

lost her final battle with cancer on June 30, 2014.

A life well lived, is a joy forever

Cathy will be sorely missed by her loving life partner and husband of almost 40 years, Neil Taylor and the two proudest achievements of their life together, daughters Courtney and Laura Taylor. Cathy was born in Toronto on December 17, 1954 to her loving parents Walter & Ada Hoffman who will also suffer the impact of their loss. She is survived by one of her two siblings, dear friend and brother Alan Hoffman and his wife Ann of Cobourg. She is predeceased by their eldest sister Susan Marie Hoffman, who was also a BFF. Cathy’s niece, Mary Dayman (nee Hoffman) and her husband Andrew and her nephew Karl Hoffman and his wife Wendy will also hold cherished memories of their aunt.

Words of Wisdom

“Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.

And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.

And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.”

- Khalil Gibran, The Prophet


Many co-workers and colleagues that Cathy touched during her 35-year career at Ernst & Young on Bay Street will feel her loss as well as the numerous friends she made in the equestrian community as she pursued her life-long love of horses and all four-legged creatures. While all those Cathy gave her unique gift of caring, compassion and support are too many to mention, of special note is family friend and her "adopted son" Florian Rrjoli. Cathy's boss at Ernst & Young, Chief Financial Officer and Partner Alan Smith summed up the way many people feel with these words: "Cathy, if I close my eyes, I can picture back in time 20 years ago and see you smiling and telling me about the girls and about the horses. You were always such a positive person and I'm sure you have relied on that to give you strength and courage these many years"

A traditional wake will be held in Cathy’s honour at the family farm on Friday July 4th, 2014 from 6 – 9 pm (5385 Liberty Street North, Bowmanville). Visitation will be held at the NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. Bowmanville, on Saturday July 5th, 2014 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at ST. JOSEPH’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 127 Liberty St. S. Bowmanville at 2 pm. Interment Bethesda Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to The Canadian Cancer Society.




Field, Christa

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of such an amazing woman on Monday June 30, 2014

Loving daughter of Willy & Lisette DeRudder. Devoted mother of Christopher (Heather Newlands), Amber (Mark McAlister), Rebecca (Josh Brandt) and Matthew. Amazing, loving, caring Nanny of Riley, Nash, Olivia, Owen and Violet. Thoughtful and tender sister to Linda & Franky DeRudder and caring and supportive wife to Neil Field.

Visitation will be held at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. North, Bowmanville, on Friday July 4th, 2014 from 12 – 1 pm. A Funeral Service will be held at 1 pm. Interment Bowmanville Cemetery.




Ferguson, Alan Keith

Age 55 years

Suddenly passed away at home on
Sunday June 22, 2014

Beloved husband of Jamie for 23 years. Loving father of Jill (Kevin) and Amy (Jordan). Proud papa of Bentley and Olivia. Dear brother of Clinton, Dianne, Dennis, Danny, Bev and their families. Brother in law of Charlene, Dennis, Bonnie and LeeAnn & their families. Predeceased by his brother, Fred. Al will be missed by his nieces, nephews and many friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday July 19th, 2014 at The Bowmanville Royal Canadian Legion, 109 King Street East from 2-4 pm.
If desired, Memorial Donations may be made to the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation or a Charity of Choice through NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville.




Cochrane, Donald John

June 28, 1928-June 20, 2014

Passed away on Friday June 20th, 2014 at Hillsdale Estates Oshawa.

Pre-deceased by his parents Roy & Ethel Cochrane and his sister Velma Reid. Much loved husband of Barbara (Foster). Dear father of Donna (Ron) Masterson and Craig (Lesley) Cochrane. Loving grandfather to Darryl Thomas, Carmyn (Grant) Thomas, Kymm (Leo) Brouzes, Karyn (Ryan) Mayuk, Braden Cochrane and Kaley (Travis) Cochrane. Proud great-grandfather to Blaire,Laine and Erin Brouzes, Carter Mayuk and Beatrice Thomas-Cole. Survived by sisters Mildred Brown, Audrey Martin and brothers Allan and James (Hilda) Cochrane as well as brother-in-law Allan Reid and cousin Verna Chamberlain. Pre-deceased by brothers-in-law Lloyd Brown and Milt Martin. Will be missed by several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to the staff of Hillsdale Estates (Golden Pond floor) and Dr.McIntosh for their care and compassion.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Northcutt Elliott Funeral Home, 53 Division St. North, Bowmanville on Friday July 25th, 2014 at 1:00 pm, with visitation from 11am-1pm. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations made to the McCrea's Cemetery Fund would be greatly appreciated.