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VANDERVEER, Ernest Edgar Vanderveer - Obituary | Print |

VANDERVEER, Ernest Edgar -

Vanderveer_EdgarPeacefully at the Hill House Hospice in Richmond Hill, on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 in his 76th year.

Ernest Edgar Vanderveer beloved husband to Jean Vanderveer (nee Quinton) of Thornhill. Beloved father to Alan Vanderveer of Willow Beach, Ont., Noel (Leslie) Vanderveer of B.C. and Diana (Jim) Sharron of Thornhill.

Edgar is survived by his siblings; Glen (Rosie) Vanderveer of Sutton, Doug (Joanne) Vanderveer of Collingwood, Helen (Ron) Vanbeek of Innisfil, Susan (Jim) Moore of Cambridge, Danny Vanderveer of Huntsville, Nancy (Martin) Portlock of Innisfil and Jamie (Judy) Vanderveer of Port Sydney.

Beloved grandfather to Sean, Michael, Amy, Ashley, Alicia, Ronny and Robert. Great grandfather to Haylee, Tucker and Koby.

A Celebration of Life Service for family and friends will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 3:00 p. m. at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 140 Brooke Street, Thornhill, Ontario. Following this service, family and friends are invited to 163 Romfield Circuit, Thornhill, Ontario L3T 3H7 for a reception and to share memories. Arrangements out of Bracebridge.

In memory of Edgar, donations to the Hill House Hospice, 36 Wright Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 4A1 (905-737-9308905-737-9308 ) would be
Greatly appreciated

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BATTAGLIA, Bruno Battaglia - Obituary | Print |


Passed away peacefully at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 in his 81st year.

Cherished husband of Annie for 54 years. Loving father of Margaret (Steve), Angela, Steven (Maureen), Julie (Lars), Michelle (Frank) and Mark (Tania).

Papa to Andrew, Garrett, Kyle, Jordan, Darwin, Ella, Maggie, Sophia, Aiden, Micheal, Samantha, Julia, Kaitlyn, Max and Leo Bruno.

Brother to Mirella and Ruggero (Cathy). Predeceased by his parents and brother Nino.

Friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME 445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie on Monday, August 3, 2015 from 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers will be held at 8:45 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church 65 Amelia Street, Barrie at 10 o’clock a.m.

Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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BUNN, Linda Bunn - Obituary | Print |

BUNN, Linda -

Passed away peacefully at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre Barrie, on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

Loving wife of Jim for 40 years. Loving mother of Tanya Hotchkiss and Chris Bunn.

Beloved grandma of Daelyn, Hayden, Grayson, Riley, Dawson, Logan and Nolan. Sister of Shirley, Nancy and Debbie.

She will be sadly missed but not forgotten by many family and friends.

Friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME 445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 from 12 p.m. until the time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1o’clock p.m.

Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated.

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HETHERINGTON, Maurice William Roderick Hetherington - Obituary | Print |

HETHERINGTON, Maurice William Roderick -

Hetherington_MauricePassed away peacefully surrounded by family at Matthews House Hospice in Alliston, ON on July 28, 2015 in his 80th year.

Beloved husband of Donna (MacDonald) Hetherington. Loving father of Jane Ann (Alan Downey), Michael Hetherington (Ann LeBlanc) and Laurie Speers.

Cherished grandfather of Katie (MArk Bagshaw), Sean (Trish Downey), Rachel, Sarah and Isaac Speers, Emily and Jesse Hetherington.

Great grandfather to Chloe and Jase Bagshaw, Brooklynn, Krysta, Cole and Courtney Downey.

Fondly remembered by Doris and Russell Newell and Eileen Anderson and families.

Family service to be held Saturday August 1, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. David's Anglican Church Everett, Ontario.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Matthews House or St. David's Anglican Church Cemetery, Everett.

PALUMBO, Patricia Marilyn (Bayles) Palumbo - Obituary | Print |

PALUMBO, Patricia Marilyn (nee Bayles) -

Palumbo_PatriciaPassed away in Midland on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 at the age of 76 years.

Beloved wife of Mario Palumbo.

Cherished mother of Paul and his wife Sheryn.

Loving grandmother of Tanya (Jon) and Amy and great grandmother to Mycah and Nova.

Dear sister of Dennis Bayles (Denise), Donald Bayles (Janis), Paul Bayles (Gwen) and Nadine Nimmo (Douglas).

Visitation will be held at Nicholls Funeral Home, 330 Midland Avenue, Midland on Friday July 31st from 1 p.m. until commencement of the funeral service in the chapel at 3 p.m. Interment to follow in Midland.

If desired, memorial donations to Christian Children's Fund would be appreciated.

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WRIGHT, Robert Roy Samuel 'Bob' Wright - Obituary | Print |

WRIGHT, Robert Roy Samuel 'Bob' -

Wright_BobBorn July 3, 1936, died peacefully on July 28, 2015 at the Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care Center with his family by his side.

Beloved husband and best friend of Jeannette Wright (Kelly) for over 40 years. Loving father of Shannon, Matthew (deceased) and Joshua. Father of Cindy, Susan, Robert, Felicity and Lisa from a previous marriage.

Son of the late Arthur and Marjorie Wright (Robinson).

Grandfather of five Grandchildren and future Grandpa of 'Baby Thumper'.

Survived by his only sister Betty Barnes (Ken) and one aunt, Gladys Cancelli. He will be missed by countless nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Bob bravely conquered many health challenges including a second chance at life, having a liver transplant in 1998. He was a promoter and mentor of organ donation through the T-PALS organization which he founded.

Bob enjoyed 53 years in the General Insurance Business where he met many good friends.

Friends will be received at the Reynolds Funeral Home 1 Mary St., Bracebridge on Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bracebridge on Friday, July 31, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to St. Frances Valley Healthcare Foundation in Barry's Bay ( or a charity of your choice .

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BROWNING, Grace Elizabeth Browning - Obituary | Print |

BROWNING, Grace Elizabeth -

Browning_GraceAugust 31st, 1933 – July 27th, 2015

Grace Browning (nee Noble) beloved wife of the late Walter Browning for 59 years. Loving mother to Suzanne (Tim) Wright, Janice Corrigan, Louise (Albert) Costa. Larry (Linda) Browning, Donna – Marie (Paul) Risebrough and Lisa (Wayne) Michael.

Proud Nanny to Stephanie, Jason, Jessica, Ryan, Shannon, Brooke, Brandon, Kaitlyn, Jordan, Joshua, Jeffery and Zackery. Cherished Great Nanny of Mathew, Tyler, Courtney, Katelyn and Alisha.

Grace will be missed by her cat Jasper. D

ear sister of late Verna (Emil) Cheliak and Marilyn (Jack) Willard. Grace will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call at Churchill United Church 6306 Yonge St., Innisfil on Friday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00p.m. The service will be held in the church on Saturday, August 1st at 10:00a.m.

Donations to Churchill United Church would be greatly appreciated.

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PULLER, Derek Edmund Puller - Obituary | Print |

PULLER, Derek Edmund -

Puller_DerekPassed away on July 27, 2015 with his family by his side, at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket.

Beloved husband of Maureen. Loving father of Tracy Houghton (Ken).

Very proud grandpa of Ryan Houghton.

Brother of Roy and Ian, predeceased by his brothers Allan, George and Baby Jean.

Derek will be lovingly remembered by Allan Houghton (Jackie). Debbie Gollinger (Jim), Doug Houghton (Judy) and their families; Alyssa and Melanie, Evan, Garret, and Rachel. Predeceased by Mae Houghton. Fondly remembered by his many friends.

As a younger man Derek enjoyed Rugby, traveling throughout England with his family and ultimately moving with his family to Canada where he took up his dream of sailing, and spent many years sailing with his family.

A Celebration of Derek's Life will be held on Friday, August 21, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. at the DRURY FUNERAL CENTRE 519 Victoria Street E. Alliston.

If so desired, donations in Derek's memory to Matthews House Hospice, would be appreciated by his family

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REGIMBAL, Muriel Caroline Regimbal - Obituary | Print |

REGIMBAL, Muriel Caroline -

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Muriel at the Campbellford Memorial Hospital on Monday, July 27th, 2015 at the age of 73.

Daughter of the late Aubrey and Mabelle Brooks (nee Pratt). Pre-deceased by her husband Fernand Regimbal (Dec. 26th, 1996). Loving partner to Larry Downer. Muriel will be missed by her children Linda Regimbal, James York (Bonnie), David York, and Fernand Regimbal (Elizabeth).

She is survived by her sisters Bessie Mawbey (Don), Myrtle Vanwort (Larry), Dorothy Newson (Robert), Iva Feehan, and by brothers Jim, Clarence, Phillip, Claude, Daniel, and Russell Brooks. Pre-deceased by brother Allan Brooks.

Devoted grandmother to James, Jennifer, Jonathan and Julia.

Muriel was a past member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Collingwood.

Friends are invited to call at the John R. Bush Funeral Home, 80 Highland Ave., Belleville for a memorial service in the chapel on Friday, July 31st, 2015 at 1:00p.m. (with visitation one hour prior to the service from 12noon -1:00p.m.). Her ashes will be interred in the Stayner beside her husband at a later date.

If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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RHINESS, Maisie Elizabeth Rhiness - Obituary | Print |

RHINESS, Maisie Elizabeth -

Rhiness_MaisieDied peacefully at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebride on Monday, July 27, 2015.

Beloved wife of the late Walter Rhiness. Loving mother of Louise Rhiness (Lockie), Murray Switzer (Susan), Elvin Switzer (Wilma), Helen Sevcik (Mike), Jerry Switzer (Elizabeth).

Dear grandmother of Sherry Switzer, Kim Sevcik, Kate Sevcik, Kathy Stinson, Clayton Switzer, Shawn Switzer, Chad Switzer, Eric Switzer, Gwen Mcmurray, Paul Rhiness, Chad Rhiness, Dale Rhiness, Dawn Rhiness-Eaket, Liam Switzer, Evan Switzer, and the late Debbie Switzer, Wade Rhiness and Sandra Rhiness. Proud great grandmother of 17 and great great grandmother of 4 (plus one on the way).

She is predeceased by brothers: Elwood, Aubrey, Ross, Frank, Doug and Ray.

A memorial service will be Saturday, August 8th in Bracebridge.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

SAYER, Robert George Sayer - Obituary | Print |

SAYER, Robert George -

Sayer_RobertBorn in North Bay, Ontario on August 12, 1934 to George Gregory Sayer and Marjorie Gardner Sayer. Died peacefully at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener on Monday July 27, 2015.

Beloved husband of Joan (nee McFarlane). Loving father of Greg (Rebecca), Wendy, David and Jillian.

Proud grandfather of Pierce, Laurel, Freya and Caius.

No visitation. Memorial Service will be held in Stayner, Ontario on Tuesday, August 4th.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Centennial United Church, Stayner or the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada would be appreciated by his family.

A donation will be made by his family to the University of Guelph Arboretum in his memory.

COULSON, M.A. Bruce Coulson Obituary | Print |

COULSON, M.A. Bruce -

Coulson_BrucePeacefully on Sunday July 26, 2015 at Muskoka Landing in Huntsville at the age of 75.

He is survived by his loving wife Shirley; daughters Cindy, Jan (Terry Bil), Patty and Teresa; his step-children Michael (Rhonda), Patrick and Kelly Cleary. Grandfather to Jacqueline, Brandon, Jeremy and Michelle (Mike).

Brother of Paul (Marj), Gail (Jim) and Philip (Lois). He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his wife Donna and his parents Mervin and Ora.

Bruce was an avid hunter and was a member of the Halton Sportsmen's Association for over 50 years. He was also a longtime member of the Kilbride Volunteer Fire Department. Upon retirement, he and Shirley moved to Dorset to his cottage on the lake. Bruce will be missed and remembered by the many friends from over the years.

The family will receive visitors at J. SCOTT EARLY FUNERAL HOME, 21 James St., Milton, Ontario on Wednesday July 29th from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 p.m. A funeral service will take place on Thursday at 2 p.m. from the funeral home chapel.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

A celebration of his life will also take place in Dorset, on August 7th from 2 - 4 p.m. at the Rec Centre.

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FORSTER, Brian Forster - Obituary | Print |

FORSTER, Brian -

Born May 2, 1936 in Walbottle, Northumberland, England passed away suddenly at home in Stayner, Ont on July 26, 2015.

Survived by his wife, Jane, sons, Kevin (Janet) and Graeme (Lori), grandchildren, Connor, Molly & Emily.

Sister Brenda (Casey) Does, sisters-in-law, Grace (Roy) Goldman, Helen (Don) Delaney, Anne Joyce, Janet Joyce and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be at Jubilee Presbyterian Church 7320 Highway 26, Stayner, ON on July 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm. Reverend Darren May.

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HANRATTY, Joyce Hanratty - Obituary | Print |


At the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital on Sunday, July 26, 2015 in her 85th year.

Joyce Hanratty of Orillia, beloved wife of the late Francis Hanratty & the late David E. Howard. Loving mother of David Howard (Irena) of Orillia and Michael Howard also of Orillia.

Daughter of the late Lillian Desborough.

Survived by her brothers Philip Desborough and Harold Desborough.

Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at the Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes, 54 Coldwater St. E., Orillia, (705) 326-3595 on Friday, July 31, 2015 from 12 noon until time of Memorial Service at 1 o’clock.

If desired, memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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LAMBIE, Thelma Lambie - Obituary | Print |

LAMBIE, Thelma -

Passed away suddenly at her home on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at the age of 85.

Beloved wife of the late Raymond Lambie. Loving mother of Lynn Smith (Bob), Lyle (Carol), George (Tammy).

Cherished grandmother of Vikki, Pat, Christie, Jordan, Jocelyn & Makenna. Great grandmother of Layne and Quinn MacDougall.

Dear sister of Alberta Moore, Eileen Hartford and predeceased by brothers Raymond, Gerald and Morris Currie. Thelma will also be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place. Funeral arrangements out of Midland.

Memorial donations to World Vision, the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family if desired.

MILLER, Eleanor Olive (Wynes) Miller - Obituary | Print |

MILLER, Eleanor Olive (Nee Wynes) -

Miller_EleanorPassed away peacefully at Coleman Care Centre Sunday, July 26, 2015.

Eleanor, in her 89th year, is predeceased by loving husband Charles Miller of Oro Township and her brothers Elwood & Norman of Barrie.

Will be sadly missed by son Barry & wife Sandra, granddaughter Angela and great-granddaughter Sarah, many nieces, nephews & her best friends Karen, Pat & Nick.

Eleanor was a lifelong member of Barrie Legion Ladies Aux. & a 50 year member of L.O.B.A. Orange Lodge.

As per Eleanor’s wishes no funeral. Celebration of Eleanor's life will be held on August 14, 2015 from 1-3pm at the Barrie Legion Branch 147, 410 St Vincent St, Barrie.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Barrie Legion Branch 147, 410 St. Vincent St. Barrie On L4M 4A6.

NICOL, Elaine Nicol - Obituary | Print |

NICOL, Elaine -

Peacefully at home on Sunday, July 26, 2015, at the age of 61.

Elaine Nicol of Orillia, beloved wife of Ted Povey. Loving mother of Amy Harper (Michael) of Sugarbush and Dave Nicol (Alexa) of Port Dover.

Loved grandmother of Michael and MyaStep mother to Evie Langley and step grandmother of Tfiaffer.

Daughter of the late Jim & Joyce Nicol. Predeceased by her sister Janice Crowder. Dear aunt to James, Melissa and Andrew. Will be sadly missed by her Aunt Betty Denny.

Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at St. Paul’s United Church, 62 Peter St. N., Orillia on Tuesday evening, August 11, 2015 from 6 P.M. until time of memorial service at 7 o’clock.

If desired, memorial donations to the CNIB would be appreciated.

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PENDLETON, Thomas Pendleton - Obituary | Print |


Pendleton_ThomasPassed away peacefully at home on Sunday, July 26, 2015 in his 75th year.

Beloved husband of Mary Pendleton. Loved father of Grant Pendleton and Heather Felice (Joe).

Loving papa of Jamie-Lynn (Rory) , Bobby, Brittany, T.J. and great-grandpa to Ryan.

Dear brother of June Little, Lee Shaw (Art), Verna Gallaugher (Earl), Joan Cumberland (Bill), Jim Pendleton, Alan Pendleton (Marilyn) and predeceased by Emerson, Betty and Mark.

Tom will be fondly remembered by the McAllister Families, his nieces, nephews and many friends.

Visitation will be held at DRURY FUNERAL CENTRE, 519 Victoria St. E., Alliston on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.

If so desired, memorial donations to Matthews House Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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ROCKARTS, Andrew Rene Rockarts - Obituary | Print |

ROCKARTS, Andrew Rene -

Rockarts_AndrewPassed away peacefully on July 26th at the age of 50 years.

Cherished son of Robert and Claire Rockarts. Beloved fiancé of Janet Steffan. Loving father of Andrew Justyn and Madalayne Kimberly.

Dear brother of Sean (Nancy), Eric (Melanie) and Stephen (Luanne). He will be deeply missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and extended family.

Friends will be received at the STECKLEY-GOODERHAM FUNERAL HOME, 201 Minet's Point Road on Tuesday, July 28th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday at 11 a.m. A private interment will take place.

Donations in Andrew's memory can be made to Hospice Simcoe or In Trust for his children Andrew Jr & Madalayne Rockarts. Cheque to be made payable to Sean Rockarts, BMO account number 38722 001 3980608.

SAXTON, Allin MacKenzie Saxton - Obituary | Print |

SAXTON, Allin MacKenzie -

Of Barrie, formally of London passed away in his 74th year on July 26, 2015 at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre following a courageous battle with cancer.

Dear husband of Sandra Saxton. Loving father of Brendon and his wife Elizabeth of Barrie.

Brother of Barbara (Bud) Meers of Grimsby and Dianna (Ken) Judge of London.

A Funeral Service will be conducted at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME 445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie on Friday, July 31, 2015 at 1 p.m. Interment will be at the RCMP National Cemetery, Ottawa.

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Allin are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society.

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