October 25, 1935 – June 7, 2018
DUFOE, Percy passed away peacefully at Thornton View Nursing Home Oshawa, with his family by his side June 7th 2018 at the age of 82 years. He is predeceased by his Mother Hazel Sweezey, Stepfather Everette Sweezey, Father Oliver Dufoe, Brothers Darwin, Dalton and Oliver. Percy worked for the CPR rail in his teens and is a member of the Iron Workers Union Local # 721. Born and raised in Chalk River. He will be sadly missed by his Wife Mary (Bissonette) of 60 years. His Children Kerry Smith, (Tyler) of Pembroke, Darwin Dufoe (Judy) Cambridge, Kevin Dufoe (Anne) Oshawa, Michael Dufoe (Sandra) Mattawa. He leaves behind a legacy of 6 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren. He leaves behind Siblings Dolores Casselman of Mattawa; Gretta Saunders (Tom), of Simcoe; Walter Dufoe (Charlene) of Pembroke, Sharon Dufoe of Ottawa, Jo-Anne Rafuse (Donnie) of Simcoe. Many friends and relatives. A special, heartfelt thank you to all the staff who took such loving care of Percy. You were outstanding. He loved you back! Percy will be missed by all. "Knowing he is in the Comfort of Angels arms brings peace to our tears" A celebration of life will be held to honour a man who gave his best to life, family and friends. Please join us for a Celebration of Life Reception gathering to be held at COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL 1587 Highway #2, Courtice (905-432-8484) on Saturday June 16, 2018 from 2 – 5p.m. Words of Remembrance will be held at 2:30 p.m. Donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation or to the Salvation Army. Online condolences may be made at www.courticefuneralchapel.com
Celebration of Life Reception
Saturday, June 16, 2018
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June 18, 2018
This expression of my love is coming late. It is because I was rendered unable to speak- or think! When I was a small child I looked and looked and waited for my father to come home. Then, Aunt Mary and Uncle Percy would come for a visit and he would pick both my sister and I up and hold us. He was God's gift to my sister and I. Many years later at their 50th Anniversary party I asked him if I could dance with him. He teased me saying no. Just before we danced someone told me to hold on! Good thing I listened! As I sit here finally letting go of all these tears I know that he is learning all the beautiful wonders of God's love in the universe. He probably danced with grandma to the songs so beautifully sung at his celebration of life. Bet he knocked her halo off! I'm living testimony that he will watch over his family, his beautiful bride, his children and all those who loved him. (Don't think he can keep us out of trouble though!) He was and always will be a gift from the Lord. All my love. Susan
Darlene "Thundar" Boudreau
June 10, 2018
When I hear an Eagle's cry in circled flight I know you are in Heaven's Light.......
Hugs & Love
June 9, 2018
I will always remember Grandpa's strong hugs and his strong handshake!! A good firm handshake, say's alot about someone's heart and the person they are. As soon as you shake my Grandpa's hand to say hello, you felt it!! Or in my case, it was always hugs of course!! Big strong hugs that just felt soooooo good.
June 9, 2018
Many fond memories of him in my heart however the one that always makes me laugh is being up in Mattawa ata family reunion and Percy was napping in the bus. Tyle and Dan were asked to wake him and just about got their lights knocked out. Lesson learned you don’t go waking him up by shaking him as he’ll wake up swinging. May you Rest In Peace now 💕
June 8, 2018
I remember Dad teaching me how to dance as a very little girl by letting me stand on his feet. He danced with me all of my life....we'll dance again some day.