Oshawa Funeral Home

847 King Street West, Oshawa, ON


Mary Joan Platt

December 4, 1950January 12, 2018

PLATT, Mary Joan (nee Cox) December 4, 1950 ~ January 12, 2018 Suddenly, after a courageous short battle with cancer Mary passed away peacefully with her family by her side on January 12, 2018. Loving wife of John for 45 years. Devoted mother of Andrew “Chevy” (Susan) and Adam. Cherished Nana of Lauren and Elliot. Predeceased by her parents Margaret Clara and Victor Samuel Cox. Lovingly remembered by her brothers Jim, Gus and Paul, and her sisters Janet and Susan. Mary will remain in the hearts of all family members from the Platt and Cox families. She will be lovingly remembered by all the children and families she helped raise throughout her life. Visitation will be held at KING STREET COMMUNITY CHURCH (611 King Street West, Oshawa) on Saturday, January 20th, from 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 1:00 p.m. In memory of Mary and in lieu of flowers, cheque donations may be mailed to the YWCA Oshawa, 33 Mcgrigor Street Oshawa, ON L1H 1X8. Cash and cheque donations may be made at the church on day of ceremony. Arrangements entrusted to OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West, (905-721-1234).


  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 20, 2018

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, January 20, 2018


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Vicki Shaw

May 22, 2019

John, Chevy and Andrew - I hope you see my post. Mary was a caregiver to my children Matthew and Tara many years ago. I still have the laminated Christmas paper that Mary gave me of the funny things the kids said during the year. I cherish them and they are on the mantel every Christmas. We still laugh how Mary and I would exchange jars of grass every night after Tara would collect bugs and want to take them home. She would quietly take the jar of bugs and I would take the jar with grass. Tara never saw the switch! John, you and Mary came to mind today as Tara is getting married this year. I decided to look you both up and learned of Mary's passing. I am so very sorry. She was a woman like no other and my family loved all of you dearly. RIP Mary, you deserve so much for all of the love you shared.

Melanie Jessup

January 24, 2018

It was heartbreaking to hear about Mary. I knew Mary through the library, she came in with all the children she took care of for years to my story time program. She was such a wonderful person with a kind heart and she was such a special caregiver to all those children. My thoughts are with her family.

The Langstaff Family

January 22, 2018

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Mary. I met her when she worked at TD Bank and then at the rink at ball hockey.I would always see her walking the children that she babysat, she had them all together, walking hand in hand, always with a smile on her face, She seemed to never age, and that's probably why she stayed so young, because of all of her little ones. I'm sure that there is a great absence with her gone. May God give you all, the strength to carry on, and by looking at the many photo's she always will have a place, in each and everyone's hearts.

Mary-lynn Anderson

January 20, 2018

John, Chevy, Adam and Chevy,s wife and family,
I am so sorry for your loss, Mary was a kind and generous person, she had time and support for anyone who crossed her path, I am so glad to have known her
My prayers are with you.
MaryLynn Anderson and family

Marion Hudson

January 20, 2018

John and family... our sincerest condolences, Mary was beautiful inside and out and will certainly be missed by all those who knew and loved her. Marion, Michael and Katie Hudson and families.

Caroline Kuter-Petherick

January 19, 2018

We were shocked and saddened to hear of Mary's passing. She had such a beautiful heart and we feel blessed to have known her. Our condolences John to you and your family. Rest in peace Mary...Phil, Caroline and Ashton Petherick.

Don MacIsaac

January 19, 2018

Truly saddened by this news. Mary was a special lady at the rink always looking out for my son's tyke division and making sure the little guys and girls made there way safely to and from the floor to there dressing rooms ensuring they had all the proper equipment on. She will be remembered and missed greatly at the rink and in the community.
MacIsaac family (Don, Sandy and Tanner)

Andrew&Teresa Laurie

January 18, 2018

Very sad to hear of the passing of Mary. Teresa and I would like to add our condolences to John and the boys.

Larry Button

January 18, 2018

Truly saddened to hear of Mary's passing, far too early in life. Although we hadn't seen each other in over 50 years, she'll always be remembered as a major part of my youth. My condolences to her family.

Bernard/Charmayne Platt

January 18, 2018

So sorry to hear of your loss. Sadly we are in Virginia and won't make it to Oshawa for the 20th but do send our condolences to all of you. Mary was very well liked and will be missed.


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