After a long struggle with COPD, Denise Eileen Waghorn, 82, of Oshawa, ON, passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 6, 2023 at Lakeridge Hospital in Oshawa.
Denise was the oldest of nine children, born on January 18, 1941 in Hull, QC to Raymond Boivin and Pierrette (Charette) Boivin. She grew up in Oshawa, ON and attended Holy Cross Catholic School; a favourite activity was competitive softball.
Denise married Joseph Malinowski in 1964 and they had three children. The family resided in Scarborough and Beaverton. Over the course of her life, Denise worked at the Oshawa PUC, Burroughs / Unisys, and the Explorer RV Club. After Joe's death in 2012, Denise married Paul Waghorn in 2014.
Denise is survived by her three children Stephen Malinowski (Ruth), Jason Malinowski (Andrea) and Susan Grace (Bill). She is also survived by her four grandchildren Joseph and William (Malinowski), Daniel and Samuel (Grace). Seven of Denise's siblings also survive her: Richard (Dianne), Lynda Reynolds (Brian), Ted (Wanda), Alan (Bobbie), John (Jackie), Ron, Mike (Carolyn). Paul's six children also survive Denise: Kim, Sarah, Brad, Shelley, Cindy, Paul Jr. Denise was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Joe (2012), her brother Marcel Boivin (2022), and her second husband Paul (January, 2023).
A special thanks to the staff at Chartwell Wynfield, St. Elizabeth's, and Lakeridge Health for their great care for Denise throughout this year.
Visitation will be held at THORNTON CEMETERY & FUNERAL CENTRE, 1200 Thornton Road North, Oshawa, (South of Taunton Road and off of Dryden Blvd, 905-579-6787) on Monday, November 20 from 6 to 9 pm. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, November 21 at 11 am in the chapel. Interment will follow at a later date at St. Mary's Cemetery in Lindsay, ON. Donations will be gratefully accepted for Canadian Lung Association.