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CIRILLO, Corporal Nathan Frank Cirillo - Obituary | Print |

CIRILLO, Corporal Nathan Frank -   "Express Condolences"

Cirillo_CorporalNathan(December 23, 1989 - October 22, 2014)


Member of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's)


Arrangements under the direction of MARKEY-DERMODY FUNERAL HOME, Hamilton, ON.


Visitation on Sunday, October 26th from 6:00pm - 9:00pm and on Monday, October 27th from 9:00am - 9:00pm at MARKEY-DERMODY FUNERAL HOME, 1774 King Street East, Hamilton, Ontario.


Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 28th at 12:00pm at Christ Church Cathedral, 252 James Street North, Hamilton, Ontario.



MURRAY, Kenneth Carlyle 'Ken' Murray Obituary | Print |

MURRAY, Kenneth Carlyle 'Ken' -

Murray_KenAt the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Thursday, October 23, 2014 in his 62nd year. 

Beloved husband of Marilyn (nee McKnight) for 39 years.  Loving father of Amy Murray (Lindsay Plunkett) and, Angela Murray (Scott Neil). Sadly missed by David McKnight (Janine). 

Dear brother of Betty Wells (Ross), Al (Betty Ann) and Linda Murray. Uncle Ken will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews. 

Predeceased by his parents Mike and Ruby (nee Kidd). 

Funeral Prayers will be held in Peterborough on Tuesday, October 28th. Fr. Ken Rae officiating.  Cremation to follow. 

In memory of Ken, donations to the PRHC Palliative Care Unit or Hospice Peterborough would be appreciated by the family.

HURST, Aubrey Glenn Hurst Obituary | Print |

HURST, Aubrey Glenn –

Hurst_AubreySon of the late Mable and Norman Hurst, passed away at the Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in his 83rd year.

Beloved husband of the late Lillian (1990).

Loving father of Diana (John) Pearse of Wisconsin. Dear grandfather of Kristine and Katie. Great grandfather of Tyler and Evan. Brother of Ronald, Diane, Carolyn and Eugene.

Predeceased by brothers Donald and Bruce. Aubrey will be sadly missed by all.

Respecting Aubrey’s wishes a private family interment will take place. Arrangements out of Millbrook.

Special thanks to Dr. Gno and the caring staff on 4F Palliative Hospice Care for your help through our troubled times.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.

CLARK, Neil Jonathan Clark Obituary | Print |

CLARK, Neil Jonathan –

Clark_Neil(1946 - 2014) - Peacefully at P.R.H.C. Palliative Care Unit on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.

Beloved husband of the late Nancy Mae.

Survived by daughter Lianne (Kyle) of Kelowna BC and son Chris (Leone) of Peterborough, ON, nephews Darrell and Dennis and niece Catherine.

Predeceased by infant twins Victoria and Michael, parents Douglas Clark of Chatham and Mary Clark of Peterborough, brothers Douglas and Dennis Clark of Peterborough.

During an extended period of illness, Neil enjoyed the comfort of his home supported by his son Chris and daughter in law Leone, nurse Sharon and personal support workers Melissa, Lisa and James from Nightingale, JD from Hospice Peterborough, neighbours Gary and Derek and friend Stan.

Neil spent his days at home entertaining visitors and regaling them with stories from his youth up to most recent times. He reminisced daily about his 46 year marriage with his wife Nancy and the life they shared. He spent his days at home gardening and imparting his wisdom gathered over a full and exciting life.

In his final week Neil chose to seek the assistance of the Palliative Care Unit of P.R.H.C. He was cared for by dedicated nurses and visited daily by Chris and Leone and regularly by friends. Neil often talked about how he and Nancy would be together forever and they are now both at peace and united for all eternity. Neil will be remembered for the strength he showed during Nancy’s illness and the courage he mustered in the face of his own illness in the six months after Nancy passed.

Cremation has taken place and a ceremony of life for both Nancy and Neil will take place at a later date. Arrangements out of Peterborough. Interment for both Nancy and Neil will take place at the family plot in London in the New Year.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

CUMIN, John Edwin Gordon Cumin Obituary | Print |

CUMIN, John Edwin Gordon -

(Former owner of Cumin Insurance, member of Corinthian Masonic Lodge #101, Past Master, Scottish Rite 32 Degree, Royal Arch Mason, Royal Order of Jesters, Kawartha Shrine Club, and Rameses Temple)

Suddenly at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in his 80th year. 

Loving husband of Bonnie (nee Cook).  Proud father of Lisa Commodore (Curt), Robin Randall (David) and Jennifer Herrmann (Charles).  Cherished grandpa of Jeremy, Madison, Kaitlynn, Kristen, Leah, Matthew Allan and Alexis and great grandpa of Kloe.

Dear brother of Patricia Olsowka (Frank) and brother-in-law of Eric Cook (Donna).  John will be missed by his nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held in Parliament on Saturday, October 25th.  Cremation to follow.

In memory of John and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Shriners Hospital for Children would be appreciated by the family.

DAVISON, Paul Murray Davison - Obituary | Print |

DAVISON, Paul Murray -

It is with great sadness that the family of Paul Murray Davison announce his passing at home on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.

Paul will be sadly missed by his adoring wife Debbie, son Sean (Kelly), grandchildren Emily and Kyle, step-son Bradley (Lindsay) and Jeffrey. He will be dearly missed by his brother Brian (Maureen), Douglas (Paula) and sister Joanne and his nieces and nephews Robbie, Keith, Jennifer and Kristen. Paul was an extraordinary man.

There are many from the business, personal and recovery communities that will mourn deeply his passing as his was a life of service, love, compassion and excellence.

Service will be held in Scarborough on Saturday, October 25th.  Interment will take place in Peterborough.


SYBERS, Audrey Sybers Obituary | Print |

SYBERS, Audrey -

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre at the age of 78.

Beloved wife of John. Cherished mother of Debbie, Douglas (Pat), and Kenneth. Cherished by her grandchildren Jeff, Shaun, Chantel, Travina, Travis, Robbie, and Jessica.

Dear sister of Marion, Francis, and the late Gerald and sister-in-law of Anthony (Mia), Jerry (Lellie), and Ann (Harry). She will be lovingly remembered by her extended family and friends.

A funeral service will take place in Peterborough on Friday, October 24th. Interment to follow.

If desired donations to Peterborough Regional Health Centre would be appreciated.

CASEY, Francis Bernard 'Frank' Casey Obituary | Print |

CASEY, Francis Bernard 'Frank' -        "Express Condolences"

Casey_FrankAt Peterborough Regional Health Centre, on Monday, October 20th, 2014 in his 89th year.

Dear father of Alexandra "Alex" Casey and the late Andrew Casey. Son of the late Samuel and Mary (nee Reid) Casey. Sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In keeping with Frank's wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Monday, October 27th at 1:00 p.m at   COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough.

In memory of Frank, donations can be made to Salvation Army.

Special thanks to the staff at Empress Gardens for their kindness and care.

Online condolences may be made at


HARPER, Rick David Harper - Obituary | Print |

HARPER, Rick David -

Harper_RickPassed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Monday, October 20th, 2014 at the age of 64 years.

He is the loving husband of June Harper. Proud father of David Harper and Alison Bridge and her husband Chris. Grandpa will be lovingly remembered by Cassidy and Hadley.

Rick is survived by his brother Wayne Harper and his wife Glenna. Predeceased by brother Ron Harper.

A memorial gathering will be held in Campbellford on Sunday, October 26th. A graveside ceremony will be held in Campbellford on Monday, October 27th.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) – Northumberland would be appreciated by the family.

SCOTT, Steven William Scott Obituary | Print |

SCOTT, Steven William -     "Express Condolences"

Scott_Steven(Owner of Stellar Communications)

Suddenly at Toronto General Hospital on October 20, 2014 at the age of 52.

Beloved husband of Lisa Hossack-Scott.

Dear brother of Shawn Scott (Jane) and Sheryl Scott. Sadly missed by his nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call at the KAYE FUNERAL HOME AND MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 539 George St. N., Peterborough, on Friday, October 24th from 2 - 3 pm. A Service of Remembrance will be held in the Chapel at 3.00pm. Reverend Dr. Donovan Brown officiating.

For those who wish to commemorate Steven through donations, please consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


FLUERY, Isabelle Gladys (McKinnon) Fluery Obituary | Print |

FLUERY, Isabelle Gladys (nee McKinnon) -

Fluery_IsabellePassed away peacefully at Ross Memorial Hospital on Sunday, October 19, 2014 in her 91st year.

Beloved wife of the late Percival “Bud” Fluery (2003).

Dear mother of Wayne (Kathy) and Nadine. Much loved grandmother to Cole. Step grandmother of Robyn, Mandy (Jason), Greg, and Brian (Ashley). Great step-grandmother of Keegan, Jackson, Rowan and Krosby.

Isabelle will be fondly remembered by all who knew her.

A celebration of Isabelle’s life will be held in Millbrook on Saturday, October 25th.

In memory of Isabelle, donations to the Peterborough Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.

HARRISON, Wm. Gerald Harrison Obituary | Print |

HARRISON, Wm. Gerald -

Entered into rest on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Lindsay.

Gerald was born March 30th, 1942 in Minden, Ontario. Later seeking employment, Gerald moved to the Lindsay area, where he remained until his passing. Gerald was a retired GM employee. He enjoyed his retirement travelling, camping, gardening and reading.

With his passing he leaves to mourn his friend and companion Joan. Sons William Jr. [Sherri] of Temple Texas, Duane [Cathy] of Oshawa, and Derek of Ottawa. Two Grandsons Ryan and Tyler of Temple Texas. Siblings Grenville [Doreen] of Peterborough, Audrey [Harvey] of Dorset, Murray of Little Smokey AB, and Marilyn [Lawrence] of Minden.

Predeceased by his parents Clayton and Irene [Cowen] and sisters Clara and Phyllis.

Arrangements out of Millbrook. Gerald requested no service prior to his cremation.

Anyone wishing to make donations in Gerald’s memory could do so to the ALS Society of Canada, Parkinson’s Society of Canada, or the Alzheimer Society of Kawartha Lakes.

WALKER, James 'Jimmy' Walker Obituary | Print |

WALKER, James 'Jimmy' -

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, in his 74th year.

Jimmy will be lovingly remembered by his siblings Margaret Chatten (Jim), Phillip "Tiny" (Loraine) and Gary "Joe" (Linda) Walker. His beloved great nieces, nephews and countless friends.

Jimmy is predeceased by his mother Bertha and brother Bruce.

A memorial service will be held in Peterborough on Wednesday, October 22nd.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation to the Canadian Hearing Society of Peterborough would be appreciated.

BRUNDAGE, Joan Marie (Green) Brundage Obituary | Print |

BRUNDAGE, Joan Marie (nee Green) -    "Express Condolences"

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Sunday, October 18, 2014 in her 83rd year at Peterborough Regional Health Centre.

Beloved wife of Vance Brundage for 62 years. Loving mother of Dawn MacClennan (Rich), Alan (Betty), Morgan (Carol) and the late Judy Brundage. Proud grandmother of Joshua, Beth and Evan.

Dear sister of Pat Wood. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

In keeping with Joan's wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Lions' Centre, 347 Burnham Street, Peterborough, Ontario, K9H 1T5 in the Sisson Room on Saturday, November 22nd from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

If so desired, donations in memory of Joan may be made to Lakefield Animal Welfare Society (L.A.W.S.).

Arrangements entrusted to   COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE. Online condolences may be made at


McNEELY, Betty (McMillan) McNeely Obituary | Print |

McNEELY, Betty Ramona (McMillan) –

McNeely_BettyOf Peterborough, passed away at her home on Saturday, October 18, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 85.

Betty, loving wife of the late Jack McNeely.

Loving daughter of the late Milton and Annie Pearl McMillan. Dear mother to Ramona, Cindy, Robert & Shelley. Cherished Nana to Jason, Brenan, Terran, Lauren, Amber, Derek and Zac.

Devoted sister to Joan Allen. Betty is also predeceased by her brother Flex McMillan and sister Lavigne Halstead. Betty will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and friends.

Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements out of Peterborough.

If desired, donations may be made to the St. Paul’s United Church, Warkworth, Ontario.

Special thanks to Dr. Bryson and Dr. Cameron for many years of exquisite care, and to all of the Chronic Care and Palliative Care Team who cared for our mother so tenderly.

WORRAL, Dr. William John Worral Obituary | Print |

WORRAL, Dr. William John “Pa” –

Passed away quietly at his home, with his family by his side on Saturday, October 18, 2014, in his 72nd year.

Beloved husband of Yara (née Hiltner). Dear father of Ryan (Marcy) and Elizabeth (Stuart). Cherished and proud grandpa of Erin and Kaitryn.

Twin brother of Jane Blums (John). Fondly remembered by special cousin Janet and will be sadly missed by many family members and friends.

At John’s request, a private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements out of Peterborough.

If desired, donations may be made to the Keene Lions' Club.

BOLTON, Glenn Bolton Obituary | Print |

BOLTON, Glenn -

Bolton_GlennPassed away at the P.R.H.C. on Friday, October 17, 2014. Glenn Bolton of Big Cedar in his 57th year.

Beloved husband of 33 years to Darlene “Duck” (Bullock). Dad will always be loved and remembered by his boys Norm (Karen), Anson (Elisabeth), Eric (Brittany) and Connor.

Dear son of Grace (Menzies) and Orval Bolton and brother of Marion Crowe (Steve), Brenda Corner (Gord), David Bolton (Lil Raposo), Carol Shewen (Grant) and the late Lois. Also remembered by his mother-in-law Jean Bullock (late Sandy), sister-in-law Brenda Carl (Larry) and brother-in-law Barry Bullock (Lori) and by his many extended family and friends.

Arrangements out of Lakefield. A celebration of Glenn’s life will be held at the Wilson Park Community Centre, 66 Northey’s Bay Road, Woodview on Tuesday, October 21st from 2:00 – 6:00 PM with memories being shared at 3:00 PM.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Kawartha/Haliburton Trappers Association.

McGOVARIN, Dorothy Jean McGovarin Obituary | Print |

McGOVARIN, Dorothy Jean -     "Express Condolences"

McGovarin_DorothyPeacefully at Fairhaven Home on Friday, October 17, 2014 in her 100th year.

Belvoed wife of the late James (Jim) McGovarin (1994).

Dear mother of Gloria Jackson & her husband Robert of Arizona, Kent McGovarin & his wife Wendy and Terry McGovarin all of Peterborough.

Loving grandmother of Jennifer Roberts (Dennis), Rebecca Reiter (Josh), Jamie McGovarin (Laurie), Matthew McGovarin (Jessica),and Tyler McGovarin. Loving great-grandmother of Julia , Drake & Maranda Reiter, Zackary & Cory McGovarin.

Predeceased by her brothers Bob, William, Jack & George Kent, and sisters Betty Franks, Helen Lasenby, Beatrice Hillier & Rose Hydewhipp.

Friends are invited to call at the   KAYE FUNERAL HOME AND MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 539 George Street, N., Peterborough on Friday, October 24th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. followed by the Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Julie vanHaaften officiating. Interment Rosemount Memorial Gardens.

Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundations would be appreciated.

Online condolences can be expressed at


PIEKENBROCK, Donna 'Lynne' Piekenbrock Obituary | Print |

PIEKENBROCK, Donna 'Lynne' -

Piekenbrock_LynneLynne of Baltimore, Ontario passed away peacefully at home on Friday, October 17th, 2014.

Lynne was born on December 6th, 1943 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was the oldest of eight siblings.

Lynne is survived by her loving husband Kurt Piekenbrock, two daughters, Donna (Victor) and Yvonne (Ben) and step daughters, Kathleen and Karen (Scott).

Loving grandmother to Kristopher (Samantha) and Sarah, Katlyne and Joshua. Oma to Liam and Kate, Cody and Jake. Great grandmother to Jordana, Isabella and Kaleb.

Thank you for all the support from VON, family and friends. A special thanks to Dr. David Moorsom for exceptional care and compassion.

Lynne is greatly missed by all.   Arrangements out of Millbrook.

REID, Kenneth 'Graham' Reid Obituary | Print |

REID, Kenneth 'Graham' -

Reid_GrahamPassed away at the P.R.H.C. on Friday, October 17, 2014. Graham Reid “Nipper” of Peterborough, formerly of Oshawa and Lakefield in his 74th year.

Son of the late Ken Reid and Gladys Graham.

Loving father of Lee (Shelley) of Lakefield, Kendra (Steve) of Buckhorn, Krista (Ian) of Young’s Point and grandson Reid.

Dear brother of Judy Donaldson (the late Paul) of Lakefield. Remembered by Sara “Sally” Reid. Dear uncle of Nicole Ahern (Greg) and great uncle of Payton & Tyson.

A funeral service will be held in Lakefield on Wednesday, October 22nd. Interment.

Memorial donations may be made to the P.R.H.C. – Dialysis Unit or the Canadian Cancer Society as expressions of sympathy.

ZUFELT, Tracey Lynn (Ellis) Zufelt Obituary | Print |

ZUFELT, Tracey Lynn (nee Ellis) –

At Warkworth on Friday, October 17, 2014, Tracey Zufelt (nee Ellis), in her 49th year.

Beloved wife of Thomas for over 25 years.

Dear mother of Cindy Zufelt (Lorne) of Campbellford, Emily Zufelt and Steven Zufelt, both of Warkworth. Grandma will be sadly missed by Sean and Joseph.

Beloved daughter of Betty Lou Ellis of R.R. #3 Havelock.

Memorial service in Havelock on Thursday, October 23rd, Reverend Lloyd Eyre officiating. Interment in Havelock.

If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

BUCK, Dorothy Elizabeth (Oliver) Buck - Obituary | Print |

BUCK, Dorothy Elizabeth (nee Oliver) -

Buck_DorothyPeacefully at Campbellford Memorial Hospital on October 16, 2014 in her 81st year.

Beloved wife of Ronald Buck for over 62 years. Dear mother of Barbara Nicole (Late Louis), Bonnie Gabriel (Tom) & Betty Lou Wood (Dale).

Grandmother of Matthew (Sandra) & Kevin Gabriel, Kimberley (fiancé Matt Couttie) & Philip Nicole and great grandmother of Hannah, Evan Gabriel. Brother of Lloyd Oliver (Marilyn) and the late Stewart Oliver.

Daughter of the late Virgil and Mable Oliver. She is loved and missed by all.

A funeral service will be held in Hastings on Monday, October 20th. Reverend Jamie York officiating. Interment in Peterborough.

In memory of Dorothy, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

GILBERT, Dorothy Gilbert Obituary | Print |

GILBERT, Dorothy –     "Express Condolences"

Passed away peacefully at Fairhaven on October 16th, 2014, one week after her 87th birthday.

She was predeceased by two husbands, Stew Gilbert and Edwin "Doc" Steele.

She will be lovingly remembered by sons David Steele and Mark (Charlene) Steele; step-daughter Cheryl Cuffe; sister Sylvia Whitelaw of England; granddaughter April (Tom) Edwards and great-grandchildren James and Sadie Violet, all of England.

Dorothy was born in Stamford, Lincolnshire where she enjoyed a charmed village life and later, spent several idyllic years growing up in Egypt and Malta before WWII. She met her first husband, Ed, a Canadian airman, just after the war and emigrated to Canada where she raised their two sons and pursued her interest in art which she shared with her granddaughter April. Dorothy enjoyed many happy years with her second husband Stew.

Many thanks to the staff at Fairhaven for their excellent care over the last seven years.

A Celebration of Dorothy's Life will be held in the Great Room at Fairhaven on Saturday, October 25th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Arrangements entrusted to the   COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street.

Online condolences may be made at


JARVIS, Shirley Jean (nee Barker) Jarvis - Obituary | Print |

JARVIS, Shirley Jean (nee Barker) -

Jarvis_ShirleyPeacefully passed away at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Thursday, October 16th, 2014 with her family by her side.

Beloved wife of the late Wayne.

Loving companion of Frank.

Cherished mother of Tina, Kathy (Randy) and Jenny. Dear grandmother of Justin (Sydelle), Stephanie, Danielle, Andrew (Penni-Anne) and great-grandma of Jive, Dyzen, Nalyah, Rowan and Cade.

Dear sister of Betty (Don), Ross (Iva), Gord (Patsy), Ralph (Bev), Ken (May), Fred (the late Judy), Clarence (Pat), and the late Doug.

Predeceased by her parents, the late Eldon & Evelyn Barker.

Beloved sister-in-law of Coleen & James and Dan & Carol. She will be missed by her nieces, nephews, cousins, and Frank’s family, Denise (Trevor), Rochelle (Greg), Crystal, Carly and Jessica.

A Memorial Service will be held at the ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION #52, 1550 Lansdowne St. W., Peterborough on Tuesday, October 21st at 1 pm. 

Arrangements entrusted to the NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. Bowmanville.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the Hospital for Sick Children or Durham Region Humane Society.

LYNCH, Ronald 'Ron' Lynch - Obituary | Print |

LYNCH, Ronald 'Ron' -

Lynch_Ron(1932 – 2014)

“A Hundred Percent!”

While under care at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, and suffering from recurring pneumonia and respiratory problems, doctors and nurses would enter his room and ask Ron how he was doing, he’d smile and say “A hundred percent!” That was the mantra with which Ron lived his life.

At age 82, Ron left his earthly address on Thursday, October 16, having struggled with his lungs for a couple of years.

Born in Hamilton, raised during the Great Depression, a child during World War Two, was a young man when he married his childhood sweetheart of 58 years, Joanne Gilmore. Barrie is better, stronger, and richer for Ron’s presence here. A husband, father, son, friend and papa, Ron Lynch was a family man and community builder.

He researched Barrie, Peterborough, and Sudbury looking for the right place to raise his family and grow a business and chose Barrie, as the location to open L & E Paper. L for Lynch and E for great salesman Bob Eyers, his business partner for over 20 years.

The company thrived. Ron arrived in Barrie where Mayor Les Cooke and former Mayor, Willard Kinzie helped him find a temporary location in the old Underhill shoe factory building on Dunlop St East until Ron was able to set up shop at 165 Brock St.

“A Hundred Percent!”

That’s what Ron gave to business. While L & E Paper provided a high level of service to their customers, Ron cared for his employees as if they were family. As business grew, L & E grew, moving to a building custom-built for the company, 10,000 square feet at 63 Morrow Road. Additions ultimately pushed that building to 38,000 square feet and 50 employees.

When the L & E building was levelled in May 1985, by the infamous tornado that whipped through the southwest section of Barrie, Ron was quick to regroup, finding a temporary location, and was right back to servicing his valued customers. He expanded to Peterborough in 1987.

Ron created Balpex, a buying group for independent paper companies across Canada. It enabled businesses like his to benefit from price reductions by buying together. It was a novel move at the time.

A selfless individual, Ron sacrificed family time in the early years to ensure the success of his business for the benefit of his family. The Lynch kids (now parents themselves) remember their dad going to the office every Sunday, and always returning home with a bucket of Laura Secord ice cream to their delight. Ron retired in 1996, selling his company to Crawford Packaging.

“A Hundred Percent!”

That’s what Ron gave to Barrie. After family, Ron was a community man. Along with leader-colleagues (Bill Caldwell, Ed Harper, Ted Long, Jack Wallwin, Bob Hunter, Bob Williams, Bob Tuck, Bill Linton, Millet Salter and others) Ron rose to the top of every organization he joined.
President, Barrie Chamber of Commerce • Board member, YM-YWCA • Board Chair, Georgian College Board of Governors • Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation • Board Chair Royal Victoria Hospital Board of Directors • Barrie Rotary Club President, Ron also helped found the city’s second club, Barrie Huronia, and received Rotary’s highest honour, the Paul Harris Fellow, twice.

Ron abided by Rotary’s Four Way Test for life at all levels. Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned? Ron moved fast in his decisions, directed by these four tests. Friday lunch with his best friends was in Ron’s calendar forever, never to be missed. It is here that he relaxed, joked, shared thoughts, accepted and gave ideas, and received the love that a group of men gives to each other in camaraderie.

Town to City, Barrie became a city under Ron Lynch’s watch. Not all by himself, but in the company of community leaders who had a vision and were willing to invest the time and energy into projects that pushed Barrie’s population from 24,000 to today’s 150,000. We have many to thank. And Ron Lynch is one of them.

“A Hundred Percent!”

With great pride in his family, Ron shared with Joanne the dreams every parent has for their children. He cherished, inspired and supported all of his children, Jennifer (Gord), Greg (Tanya) and Stephany. He passed along his values and wisdom to them, as they continue in their future endeavours.

He was proud beyond measure of his grandchildren, Kyle, Erin, Will, Kennedy, Alexa, and Maclain. One of his greatest joys in life was his grandchildren. His pride was evident to anyone who saw him attend their sporting and school events. He went to everyone’s everything. His greatest aspiration was for them to live their lives and pursue their dreams.

He never spent time complaining about his challenges, his health, or his worries. He responded to questions and concerns always with the same...

“A Hundred Percent!”

Funeral Mass will occur at St John Vianney Church, corner of Innisfil St. and Baldwin Lane on Wednesday, October 22nd at 1 pm. A time for visiting, remembrance and fellowship will occur in the church fellowship room after the service.

Flowers are always lovely at this time, but the family asks that memorial donations be directed to Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre Foundation ( for a gift that will carry Ron’s memory forward.


PYE, Robert 'Bob' Pye Obituary | Print |

PYE, Robert 'Bob' -

Pye_BobOn Thursday, October 16, 2014, at PRHC after complications from a brief illness.

Bob had just returned home from Florida where he spent much loved time with his daughter Heather. Bob will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Theresa of Campbellford.

Bob's larger than life personality will be sadly missed by his family and his friends.

A memorial dinner will take place at Bob's favourite restaurant in Peterborough. Interment of ashes will take place with a private family graveside service in Pine Hills Cemetery.

In memory of Bob, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

RICHER, Cecile Aline (Gervais) Richer Obituary | Print |

RICHER, Cecile Aline (nee Gervais) -

Richer_CecileIt is with deep sadness the family announces that Cecile Aline Richer (nee Gervais), peacefully passed on October 16, 2014 at the Caressant Care Nursing Home on McLaughlin Rd in Lindsay, ON at the great age of 91.

Loving wife of Claude Richer (predeceased) and cherished partner of Alfie Gauthier (predeceased).

Beloved mother of Raymond (Suzanne) and Claudette (Leon Brisson). “Mémére” was deeply loved by her eight grandchildren Carole (Rick Benner), Louise, Lucille, Micheal, Yvonne (predeceased), Rose-Marie (Daniel Gour), Robert (Nicole) and Claude, and by her eight great-grandchildren Jeff, Luke, Nadia, Alexandre, Philippe, Jeremie, Joanne and Courtnee.

Deeply treasured by her extended Gauthier family Roland (Brenda), Donald (Nicole), Conrad (Carole), Michel (Maria) and Pauline. Dearly remembered by her sisters Gabrielle (Aldace Lacelle) & (Denis Boudreau), Mathilda (Frederic Lavallee), brothers Armand (Florianne), and Hermas (Therese).

Predeceased by her brothers John, Aurel (Marie-Anna), Marcel (Gilberte), and her sisters Aurore (Aurelle Fournier) & (Jack Rylance), Helene (Theodare Pellerin), and Emma (Raoul Laurence).

Cecile’s numerous nieces and nephews and her many countless friends will cherish her memories forever. Cecile’s passion in life was spending time with her family, visiting friends, travelling and gardening. She was the oldest relative who attended 21 years of “la Réunion de les Gervais."

The family is thankful for the great care and compassion Cecile received from all the wonderful staff at the Caressant Care Nursing Home.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Cecile’s Life will take place at a later date. Arrangements out of Sudbury, ON.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy.

STEIGINGA, Gaye Geertze Steiginga Obituary | Print |

STEIGINGA, Gaye Geertze -      "Express Condolences"

Peacefully at Brampton Civic Hospital on Thursday, October 16, 2014 in her 90th year.

Beloved wife of Fred Fetze Steiginga.

Dear sister of Brenda Steiginga & her husband Ed. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Sister-in-law of Pete Feike, Willy Steiginga and Lucy Steiginga (predeceased by Johannes).

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, October 21st from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. at Cephas Christian Reformed Church, 220 Goodfellow Road, Peterborough followed by a Funeral Service at 1:00 p.m. Interment at Rosemount Memorial Gardens.

Donations to Cephas Reformed Church would be appreciated.


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HAWKES, Heather (Hedy) Margaret -

Hedy passed away peacefully at her home in Kingston, Ontario on October 15, 2014.

Hedy was born in 1925 in Bognor Regis, England and following several years of service in the WRNS towards the end of World War II she emigrated to Canada in 1954 on the Samaria-Cunard.

Her many interests led her to receive a BA Degree in Anthropology from Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. She was a long-standing volunteer with many organizations including the Canadian Legion (Stirling, ON), the Peterborough Centennial Museum and the Seed Sanctuary in Kingston to name a few.

She was the youngest of four siblings and was an aunt to numerous nephews and nieces located around the world. Hedy's quick wit and eye for a bargain will be sadly miss by all of us.

Cremation. A private family ceremony will be held shortly.

Please forward donations to the Kingston Humane Society, 1 Binnington Court Kingston, Ontario K7M 8M9 or Seniors Association Kingston Region, 56 Francis Street Kingston, Ontario K7M 1L8. Contact the Family at

LEAHY, Barbara Frances (Scott) (O’Brien) Leahy Obituary | Print |

LEAHY, Barbara Frances (formerly O’Brien) (nee Scott) -

Leahy_BarbaraPeacefully, surrounded by her family and friends at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, after a lengthy illness in her 72nd year.

Barbara, beloved partner of Ron Fulton. Loving mother of Cathy (Pete) McKeiver, Dan (Cathy) O’Brien, Lori O’Brien (Howard Gaudet), and Charlene Manley (Dan Crough).

Cherished Grandma of Justin (Cat), Julie (Tyler), Katie (Ian), Devon, Casey, Mackenzie (Sam), Adam, Brady, and Matthew. Great Grandma of Maddi.

Dear sister of Dennie (Marion), Pat, Tommy (Denise), Brian (Jill), Mary (Paul), Pauline (Kenny), Patricia (Gene), Leo, Joe (Debbie), and the late Harold, Stella, Wayne, and their families.

Memorial Service in Peterborough on Tuesday. Reception, followed by inurnment in Douro.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association.

Special thanks to Dr. John Beamish for his exceptional care and compassion.

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