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Dirkje (Vicky) Vandenburg

Dirkje (Vicky) Vandenburg

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On July 23, 2021 our Beloved wife, Mama and Grandma went Home to be with her Lord and Saviour.

Dear wife for 66 years to Gerrit.

Beloved mother to John (Cindy), Margaret (Rob), the late Marian (John), Susan (Brian), Peter (Pam), Debbie (John), Michael (Mary Claire), Lee-Anne and the late Mickey.

Devoted Grandma to 25 grandchildren and Great Grandma to 18, her love for her children never wavered.

Dirkje (Vicky) was one of 13 children born to Pieter and Grietje Hogendoorn in Nieuwerkerk, Holland.

From her profession as a nurse to mother, foster parent, caregiver to children with special needs and Grandma, Vicky devoted her entire life to caring for others.

She instilled in her family a love of singing, reading, gardening, games, camping and outings! Vicky contributed to many charitable organizations, provided a soaring soprano in choirs for 64 years and enjoyed babysitting for Young Mom’s groups.

She humbly walked through life with her Lord and modeled His servant-heart.

Our family would like to express our gratitude to the Memory Lane staff at Season’s Clarington for their excellent, loving care for Vicky.

Visitation and booking arrangemnets with Northcutt Elliott Funeral Home, Bowmanville for Monday July 26th. A Private Family Funeral will be held on Tuesday July 27th at 11 am.

Memorial Donations may be made to World Vision.

Date of Death:
23-07-2021
Date of Funeral:
27-07-2021
Eleazor (Ellie) Pickett

Eleazor (Ellie) Pickett

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Died at home surrended by his family in Hampton, Ontario on Friday, July 23, 2021, from cancer, at the age of 83.

Leaving behind his loving wife of 60 years, Ruth (Warford), daughter Roxanne Lemajic (Danny) and son Sheldon (Denise), his grandchildren Matthew (Erin), Alexis, Adam, Deanna, Brandon, and his great granddaughter Aska. He will be truly missed by his loving family, and many friends that he has known throughout his lifetime.

Ellie was born on Fair Island, Newfoundland, the youngest of 5 children born to Abraham and Ethel. He moved to Toronto where he worked for over 30 years and returned to Newfoundland to retire in Centerville, Bonavista Bay.

He recently returned from a visit to Newfoundland where he was able to spend time with his family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or a CHARITY of your choice can be made.

Date of Death:
23-07-2021
Date of Funeral:
23-07-2021
Ian Camacho

Ian Camacho

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December 10, 1961 – July 22, 2021

Suddenly at home on Thursday, July 22nd, 2021, after a long battle with lung caner, in his 60th year.

Ian will be missed by his wife of 17+ years, Kristine Skirten.

Predeceased by his father Stanley Camacho of Oshawa.

Sadly missed by his mother Caroline (Reid) Camacho of Campbellford, brother Brian (Nancy) Camacho of Whitby, his sisters Anne Camacho of Campbellford and Lynn Camacho of British Columbia.

Loving father of James Camacho and Jeffery Camacho both of Oshawa, Erin Coursey of Port Colborne, and his only grandson Bellamy.

Ian made a big impression on the people in his life.

He did everything to the best of his abilities, but seemed there was nothing he didn’t know how to do.

He played a big part in the gaming community and started “TKS Gaming” and was known to many as “TKS Pops”.

He made it fair for the player, encouraged them to be their best and chaperoned them around North America to tournaments to follow their passion in gaming.

Ian has played music for most of his life, starting with piano, but his love was the guitar.

Fractured Shades played in some big venues in Toronto, then he moved onto being a studio musician as he had as special talent for writing music with his partner in “The Billians”.

Ian had a long career at Canada Post doing various positions during his time there for 30+ years.

A special thank you to the doctors and staff at Lakeridge Heath Cancer Center, you are all special people.

Shout out to his selfless sister Anne.

She was so much help throughout his battle and was always by his side when he needed her until the very end.

Ian had a love for animals and in lieu of flowers, please donate to a animal CHARITY of your choice in his name.

A celebration of life will take place at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME .

Date of Birth:
10-12-1961
Date of Death:
22-07-2021
Date of Funeral:
22-07-2021
Benoit Joseph Lessard

Benoit Joseph Lessard

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Wednesday, March 26, 1941 - Thursday, July 22, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passage of Benoit Joseph Lessard in Oshawa on July 22, 2021.

Loving father of Nancy (Michael) and grandfather of Keean.

Ben (aka Frenchie) was a like a second father to many and will is lovingly remembered by Tim, Gary, Dave and many others.

Fondly remembered by his siblings, extended family and friends.

As per his explicit wishes, there will be no viewing or services - for those who knew and loved him, this makes perfect sense.

Online messages of condolence and memories may be left for the family by visiting barnesmemorialfuneralhome.com .

** Donations in memory of Ben may be directed to The Heart & Stroke Foundation or The Diabetes Society

C'est avec une grande tristesse que nous annonçons the décès the Benoit Joseph Lessard le 22 juillet, 2021 à Oshawa.

Père dévoué de Nancy (Michael) et grand-papa de Keean.

Ben (Frenchie) était considéré come un deuxième père à plusieurs et Tim, Gary, Dave et bien d'autres se souviendront de lui avec amour.

Ses frères, soeurs, famille élargie et amis se souviendront de lui affectueusement. Selon ses souhaits explicites, il n'y aura pas de services- pour ceux qui le connaissaient et l'aimaient, cela est parfaitement logique.

** Donations in memory of Ben may be directed to The Heart & Stroke Foundation or The Diabetes Society.

Date of Birth:
26-03-1941
Date of Death:
22-07-2021
Date of Funeral:
22-07-2021
Sai On Lam

Sai On Lam

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It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we mourn the passing of Sai On Lam (林西安).

He peacefully passed away on July 22nd at 4:11PM surrounded by his family at the age of 69.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Sheila as well as his two sons Charles and Vincent.

Sai On will be cremated and interred at MOUNT LAWN CEMETERY in Whitby.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

Date of Death:
22-07-2021
Date of Funeral:
22-07-2021
Orest Kosmenko

Orest Kosmenko

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November 12, 1932 – July 21, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family of Orest (Chuck) Kosmenko announces his passing on Wednesday July 21st, 2021, at the age of 88 years.

Dearly beloved husband of Janet his wife of 63 years.

Loving father of Rob, Jeff and wife Joan, Jim and wife Teresa.

Cherished Grandfather of Jake, Greg and wife Jennifer, Matt and Shawna, Steven and Ashley.

Great Grandfather of Emma.

Originally from Saskatchewan, he moved to Toronto and became a mechanic, enjoyed spending time with family and friends, taking many driving adventures across all of Canada and the US.

An outdoorsman at heart, he enjoyed fishing and camping.

He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

A small private service will be held at the OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME 847 King St West (905-721-1234) on Tuesday July 27th, 2021, at 1:30 PM. Please join by Live Stream at the following link: https://funeraweb.tv/en/diffusions/33465.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy for the Kosmenko family may be shared at oshawafuneralhome.com .

Date of Birth:
12-11-1932
Date of Death:
21-07-2021
Date of Funeral:
27-07-2021
Mary Jane Birnie

Mary Jane Birnie

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February 12, 1931 - July 21, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mary on July 21, 2021, at home with her daughter by her side.

Pre-deceased by her beloved husband John.

Loving mother to Sandra, and fiercely proud Grandma to Michael, Stephen and Andrew.

She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends.

Her family meant the world to her and we will continue to feel her love as we cherish all the memories of her.

As per Mary’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will take place at a later date.

Date of Birth:
12-02-1931
Date of Death:
21-07-2021
Date of Funeral:
21-07-2021
Robert ‘Bob’ Bandy

Robert ‘Bob’ Bandy

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(March 31, 1940 – July 20, 2021)

On Tuesday July 20, 2021 Robert “Bob” Bandy passed away at the age of 81.

Bob was predeceased by his mother, Blanche Prentice and his father, Jack Bandy.

Survived by his children, Jack Bandy (Suzanne), Robert Bandy Jr. (Susan) and Maryann Bandy (John May).

Brother to Colleen MacLeod (the late Irvine), Lloyd Bandy (the late Eleanor), Helen Cheslik (Mike), Ben Prentice (Janet), Barry Prentice (Coral) and Elaine Prentice.

Predeceased by his sisters Shirlene MacDougall (Norm) and Dorothy Guy.

Survived by his many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Donations in Bob’s memory may be made to Diabetes Canada.

Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, a private service will be held for Bob at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME .

Date of Birth:
31-03-1940
Date of Death:
20-07-2012
Date of Funeral:
20-07-2012
Kenneth George Schermerhorn

Kenneth George Schermerhorn

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear papa at 98 years of age, on July 20 2021, with his daughter by his side until the end.

Affectionately he was known as " the gentleman in the yellow coat on Martin Road" and was respected and loved by all.

Born in Odessa, Ontario to Rosina Gadsby and Ross Schermerhorn, and his predeceased by his wife Marie, he leaves behind his daughter Donna Fletcher, grandsons Shawn and Brendon (Renee) and great grand daughters Ashley Marie (Rielly) and Meghan Renee.
He was extremely talented carving and painting but very modest about his accomplishments and truly dedicated to his family.
He'll be stopping at the Rainbow Bridge before completing his final journey where his beautiful Sam has been waiting patiently for him.

Due to Covid 19 pandemic, a private family service has been held.

Date of Death:
20-07-2021
Date of Funeral:
20-07-2021
Michael Johnston

Michael Johnston

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May 24, 1940 – July 20, 2021

Michael died peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa following a recent series of health setbacks.

He was the son of the late Robert and Annie Johnston and brother to Karen Beres (Martin), the late Bruce and James.

He was the adoring husband of the late Carol and the proud father of Laura Connors (Brad) and Vince (Tracey Wood). He was the even prouder papa of Emma Gray (Shaun), Annie, Ally and Ethan.

He was thrilled to become the great-grandfather to Emma’s daughter, Ellie, last year. Michael was born and raised in Toronto and earned his BA from Victoria University at the University of Toronto.

He and Carol moved to Oshawa in the early ‘60’s when Michael began his career with “Generous Motors” in labour relations and personnel.

After battling with alcoholism for many years, the Motors parted ways with him.

Michael then dedicated himself to sobriety and began a new career as a custodian with the Durham School Board.

Just prior to his retirement at the age of 70, Carol died suddenly.

It is fair to say that Carol’s death was a devastating setback for him and he retreated from connecting with anyone outside a small group.

However, his strength and resilience shone through and he maintained his sobriety up to his death.

The family will be holding a private service in the future.

The family wishes to encourage everyone to maintain connections to family and friends throughout your life. Without those connections, one is not truly living.

Date of Birth:
24-05-1940
Date of Death:
20-07-2021
Date of Funeral:
20-07-2021

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