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Feb 14, 2020

Brimacombe Mourns the Loss of Alfred Schubert and John Richardson

Brimacombe has sadly learned that Alfred Schubert and John Richardson, two of our life members, have recently passed away. Both Alfred and John were avid skiers at Brimacombe and their contributions to our club will never be forgotten. We wish to express our most heartfelt condolences to their families at this time.


Alfred Jeno Schubert
Passed January 18, 2020

Peacefully on January 18, 2020 at Lakeridge Oshawa after a long illness. Born in Hungary, arrived in Canada on board the “Megantic” in 1929 with his sisters Gizella (Philip Kratz), Ottelia, Klara (Jack Lockwood), brother Julius (Myrtle) arrived earlier. Survived by sister Klara. Faithful husband to Mary for 65 years. Loving and devoted father to Liz Stewardson (John Belzner) and Susan Cranshaw (Arthur). Cherished grandpa of Hillary (Jeremy McCaig), Graeme Stewardson, Lucas and Emily Cranshaw. Uncle Alf to many nieces and nephews. 

Alfred was an avid sailor, former member of Oshawa Golf Club, Original member of Oshawa Ski Club (now Brimacombe). Special thanks to Lakeridge Health Oshawa, nurses on 6G, 8G and 4F, and Amica Whitby for their care and support. 
Private family celebration of life will be held at Mount Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, Whitby. If desired, memorial donations to Lakeridge Health Foundation would be greatly appreciated. 

Online condolences may be made here.


John H. Richardson
Passed February 7, 2020

John passed away at Sunnybrook Veterans’ Care Centre on February 7th, 2020 in his 101st year. Loving husband of Eleanor (nee Warne) Richardson for 74 years. Beloved father of Dawn, Beth (the late Gerry) and Murray (Bonnie) Richardson. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Myles (Susie), Audra and Jacob (Jo-Anne) Richardson and great grandchildren Dylan, Liam and Kyra Richardson. Also niece Angela Cormier (Denny), nephew David (Theresa) Warne and nephew Craig (Shelly) Richardson and niece Brenda Alderdice. 

John worked at General Motors of Canada Sales Department for 31 years, retiring in 1980. He was a veteran of WW2 serving as an officer of the Ontario Regiment RCAC in Italy and the Liberation of Holland. John enjoyed summers with family and friends at his cottage on Lake Kennisis for many years as well as road trips across Canada and the US after retirement. John and Eleanor were avid skiers and life members at their home ski club Brimacombe for over 50 years. 

We would like to thank Veterans Affairs for their help as well as the staff at Sunnybrook Veteran’s Care for their devotion over the past four months. We also thank the P.S.W. team from LHIN and Bayshore for nursing help during his two years at home. Also thank you to Dr. David Fitzpatrick, John’s doctor for 40 years for his care. 

If desired, donations in John’s memory may be made to the Ontario Regiment RCAC Museum, Ontario Regiment Foundation or Trees for the Highway of Heroes. Family and friends may call at MOUNT LAWN FUNERAL HOME 21 Garrard Rd., Whitby (N of Hwy # 2) 905 443-3376 for visitation on Monday February 10th from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held on Tuesday February 11th 2020 at the R.S. McLaughlin Armoury with visitation from 1:00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Cremation Mount Lawn Crematorium. 

Online condolences may be made here.