John Baxter Whitefield

November 11, 1932March 3, 2015
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In loving memory of John Baxter Whitefield (November 11, 1932 - March 3, 2015) John Baxter Whitefield (Retired mechanic of General Motors, Truck Plant, Oshawa) passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 at Hillsdale Terraces surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Marilyn (Parkes) for 57 years. Dear father of Barb Vaillancourt (Ken), Jill Smallwood (Dave), and P.G. Whitefield (Yanni Pigatsiotopoulos). Loving grandfather of Julie (Kyle), Jennifer (Edward), Ryan, Matthew, Joshua (Jenny) and Ellicia and great grandfather to Madison and Edan. Survived by his brothers George, Rob, Bill, David and Raymond. Predeceased by brothers Sam, Tom, and Walter. John spent his leisure time playing shuffle board, dancing, playing Euchre, managing his finances, spending time with family, and travelling the world with his wife. He was a proud member of the Oshawa Legion. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Society would be greatly appreciated. A sincere thank you to the wonderful and caring staff of Ocean View, Hillsdale Terraces. Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Friday, March 6th from 7 – 9 p.m. and Saturday, March 7th from 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Friday, March 6, 2015
  • Visitation Saturday, March 7, 2015
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 7, 2015

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Steven Nichols

April 9, 2015

Jill: Very sorry to read about your Dads passing. The family photos show how much he was loved. He was a real gentleman. Sincerely Steve Nichols

Sharon Wylie

March 11, 2015

Dear Marilyn and family, we are so sorry to hear of John's passing. I was just going through your photo gallery and enjoyed seeing John's pictures. Pictures and memories are such a blessing at this time. You will all be in our heart and thoughts. Love Sharon, Travis, Norma Jean and Sam Robinson/Wylie

Katherine Schnaider

March 8, 2015

So sorry to hear about John's passing. Unfortunately I was unable to attend the service - please accept my deepest sympathy. We enjoyed many good times together. Kay Schnaider

Janette Desousa

March 7, 2015

Marilyn and family,

Very sorry to hear this sad news. I always enjoyed watching you and John dance to my music. I was very happy to meet up with you again at the Court of Pringle Creek a couple times. Looking through the photos I see a lot of wonderful memories there. My thoughts are with you all.

Agnes MacDonald

March 7, 2015

Sincere condolences to the family of the late John Baxter Whitefield.

Inserted by Agnes Smith MacDonald, Granddaughter of John Baxter Whitefield and Agnes Smith, and daughter of Agnes Smith Harris (nee Whitefield), cousin of the deceased.

March 7, 2015

Jill, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless. Doug and Shelley Main

March 6, 2015

Barb: our prayers and thoughts are with your dad and your family.

Gerry and Pat Startek

March 6, 2015

Marilyn and family,

We are sorry to hear of John's passing.

God bless you.

Al and Barb Wilson, Newmarket, Ont.

March 6, 2015

Jill, our prayers are with you and your family.
Marty & Lurline Frenette

Jim McKinnon

March 6, 2015

Marilyn, My condolences to you and your family. John was a very likable person and will be missed