It is always with great sadness when we loose members of our District 7070 Rotary family. Everyone in District 7070 wants to expresses their deepest sympathies to our extended Rotary family. Please send your notices to Newsletter Editor Dave Andrews at .....



After a life devoted to those she loved and of selfless service to her community, Glenyce MacDonald passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Sunday, December 4, 2022, at the age of 79. Born and raised in Ashton, ON, Glenyce was the beloved wife of the late Les; devoted mother of Walter and Wendy; and dear sister of Wilma (Bob), Marilyn, and Robert (Al). She was predeceased by her parents Allan and Ruby Simpson and her brothers Donald and Ross (Hilda). Glenyce will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

All those who knew Glenyce appreciated her limitless capacity to care, her wonderful sense of humour, and her random acts of kindness.  She was a lifelong quilter, lover of nature, and friend to all animals. Glenyce and Les were a special team. Life partners and best friends, they served the community together. She tirelessly supported Les’s many businesses and adventures including automobile dealerships,(MacDonald Ford in Oshawa), a car leasing business, and a van conversion business as well as many memorable family celebrations. A veteran of the Auxiliary of Lakeridge Health Oshawa for over 20 years, Glenyce worked in the coffee kiosk, fracture clinic, and gift shop. She also served as Auxiliary president, chair of the Volunteer Council, and Director of the Gift Shop.

She was an active Rotarian for many years and more recently volunteered at St. Vincent Palloti Kitchen. Glenyce was a proud supporter of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets 151 Squadron. Visitation was held at  ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME  (124 King St. E., Oshawa) on Friday, December 9, 2022  and Saturday, December 10, 2022 . A Celebration of Life followed in the Chapel at 1 p.m followed by a reception. Interment will be at Ormond Cemetery in spring 2023.

Memorial donations may be made to Royal Canadian Air Cadets 151 Squadron , Lakeridge Health Hospital Cancer Foundation Palliative Care or Rotary Club of Oshawa  For online condolences and further information please visit .



Peacefully passed away, with family by his side, on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at the age of 67. Beloved husband of Janis. Loving father of David (Lauren) Perry, Mathew Perry, the late Christopher Perry, and Lindsey (Sean) Hewlett. Cherished grandfather of Christopher, Caiden, Cameron, Abigail, and Jonas. Dear brother of Lisa Perry and son-in-law of Ann Selleck.  Predeceased by his parents Jack & Shirley Perry. Stephen was the President of Perry Mechanical Inc. He was a devoted business and community man. He was a contributor to the Durham Regional Cancer Centre, and was an integral part of the team raising funds towards building the centre. He was also Past President of the Rotary Club of Oshawa. Thank you to the doctors and nurses in the Lakeridge Critical Care Unit for their care and compassion. A Private Family Service took place. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Lakeridge Health Foundation or a  CHARITY of your choice. Online condolences may be shared at .






It is with deep sadness that we announce that Past District Governor, Beth Selby's husband, long-time Rotarian and friend Barry Vail. Peacefully with his wife by his side on Monday December 26th, 2022 at the Northumberland Hills Hospital in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Dr. Beth Selby and the late Susan Behan (1942-1988). Born George Raymond Lambkin in Toronto. Adopted by the most caring and loving parents a child could wish for, the late Howard “Red” Vail (2000) and Vivien Beardall Vail (1995) of Weston. Proud father of Jason (Tabitha Mann) of Niagara Falls, and Matthew (Victoria Murray) of Whitby. ‘Grandpa’ to Mason, Allesandra and Lilah, and ‘Grandpa Barry’ to Vivian. Raised and educated in Weston at Weston Memorial and C.R. Marchant Public Schools, and Weston Collegiate Institute. Graduate of OISE of the University of Toronto – Bachelor of Arts, Master of Education and Doctor of Education. A resident of Toronto, Scarborough and Whitby, Barry together with Beth has been a resident of the Cobourg area since 1995. Barry enjoyed a successful career in Education for 35 years (1961-1996) as a teacher, vice-principal, consultant and principal with schools in what is now the Toronto District School Board including General Mercer, Deer Park, Lambton Park and Humbercrest, and a Superintendent of Schools with the Durham District School Board. In 1995, Barry retired to live with Beth, then a superintendent with the amalgamated Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, on an idyllic 6 ½ acre property in Baltimore near Cobourg, Ontario. The peace and quiet of the property attracted wildlife including deer, fox, turkeys and a myriad of song birds. A salt water pool and a garden pond with water fall feature added to the ambience of a northwest view of sunsets and the hills. A large screened-in porch at “The House on the Hill” was a special three-season attraction to family and friends. Barry was a proud, active Rotarian for 35 years with the Oshawa, Whitby Sunrise and Cobourg Clubs, and a multiple Paul Harris Fellow. In 2001, Barry was a U of T Arbour Award recipient for outstanding volunteer service. He was a faithful member of the Anglican Church and through the years served in a number of parish committee positions. Barry and Beth moved to a bungalow condo in Cobourg in 2021. Life’s enjoyment included travel - numerous visits with Beth to Barbados and France in particular, experiences in Russia, Thailand, Chile and Argentina and winter stays in Folly Beach near Charleston S.C., power boating on the Kawartha Lakes and Georgian Bay/Lake Huron for 10 years, fishing, oil painting, jazz, sports, bird watching, wine tasting, and his much-loved miniature white poodles – Ginger, Chablis and Clicquot. Having lost Susan to cancer, and as a cancer survivor himself in his fifties and eighties, Barry felt blessed to have had a long, healthy retirement with his wonderful and loving wife Beth to spend time with their families and their dear friends, and to hear of the growth, development and achievements of their grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend a visitation on Friday January 6th, 2023 from 4-7 pm. and Saturday January 7th, from 11 am. – 12 noon, followed by a Memorial Service at 12 noon at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St., E., Cobourg. If desired donations may be made to the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation, The Rotary Foundation or St. Peter’s Anglican Church. The Memorial Service will be live streamed at on Saturday at 12 noon. Our sympathies and warm thoughts go out to Beth and family.