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ARNEM, Earl James Arnem - Obituary | Print |

ARNEM, Earl James -

Of Angus, passed away peacefully at South Lake Hospital in Newmarket, on Thursday, March 26th 2015 in his 75th year.

Beloved Husband of Kathy. Loving Father of Jane Arnem (Greg), Terry (Carm) and Kevin (Janine).

Cherished Grandfather of Matthew, Nicky, Travis, Talaira and Cedi.

Sadly missed by Brother-in-law Jack Benedict (MaryRae). Predeceased by his Brother Jack Arnam.

Earl will be sadly missed and always remembered by his many Nephews, Nieces, relatives and friends.

At Earl's and the family's request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place in ANGUS, ON on Tuesday, March 31st.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the OSPCA would be appreciated by the family.

DINGMAN, Robert 'Bob' Fredrick Dingman - Obituary | Print |

DINGMAN, Robert 'Bob' Fredrick -

(Member of the Royal Canadian Navy)

Passed away peacefully at the Leacock Care Centre, Orillia on March 25, 2015.

Beloved husband of Evelyn. Loving father of Judy, Wendy, Brian, and Bruce (Sandy). Adored grandfather of seven and great-grandfather of five.

Survived by sister Sally (Earl, predeceased).

A memorial service will take place in Orillia on Saturday afternoon, March 28th. Cremation has already taken place.

Spring Interment at GROVESIDE CEMETERY in Brooklin, Ontario.

Memorial Donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Trust Fund would be greatly appreciated.

GOULD, Jim Gould - Obituary | Print |

GOULD, Jim -

Gould_JimPassed away with his family by his side at the Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015, in his 83rd year.

He will be missed by his loving wife Frances Gould. Dear father of Rhonda and the late Orley, Brenda (Ivan), Jimmy, Randy (Amanda).

Loving grandpa of Derrick, Sherri, Danielle, Colin, Chantal, Jessica, Chloe, Cherise, Kiely, Liam and Mason. Great grandfather of Trent, Kirsten, Jada, Kye, Damion, Lucas and Spencer.

Brother of Ross Gould (Evelyn) and the late Verna Irwin. He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will take place in Midland on Saturday, March 28th. Cremation to follow.

If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

GREEN, Freda Isobella Green - Obituary | Print |

GREEN, Freda Isobella -

Green_FredaDied peacefully at The Pine Long Term Care Residence in Bracebridge on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in her 89th year.

Beloved wife of Bern Green. Loving mother of Dana Thompson and step-mother of Bruce Hart (Kathy).

Proud grandmother of Keifer Johnson, Dahlene Strowger, Shoree Maughon Green and Lee Ann Green.

Dear daughter of the late Hannah Irvine and David Elliott. Sister of the late Peg Hetherington, Mary Creswell, Davina McQuillen, Madge Rankin, Nancy Grydczak and Betty Terry. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held in Bracebridge at a later date.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Muskoka.

HANKIN, Cecilia 'Sally' Hankin - Obituary | Print |

HANKIN, Cecilia 'Sally' -

Hankin_SallyPassed peacefully at home on March 25, 2015 in her 90th year.

Predeceased by her loving husband Herb (2002), loving mother of Michael and his wife Darlene, Brian and his wife Sally, Ron, Bill and his wife Claudette, Tom and Brent and his wife Ellen.

Lovingly remembered by her 20 grandchildren (1 predeceased), her 28 great grandchildren, and her 1 great great grandchild.

"Sally" was the last of her 15 siblings.

Funeral mass will be held from St. John Vianney Church, Barrie, Ontario on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11:00am. Interment to follow in Barrie, Ontario. Reception to follow at the church.

Donations in Cecelia’s memory may be made to the Barrie Alzheimer's Society.

JACKSON, Gordon Forbes Jackson - Obituary | Print |

JACKSON, Gordon Forbes -

Jackson_GordSuddenly at Barrie, Ontario on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 in his 83rd year.

Beloved husband of Lorraine Cruise-Jackson and loving husband of Mildred for 56 years (pre-deceased).

Loving father of Bruce (Michelle) of Barrie, Ontario and his twin brother Ian (Lisa) of Wesport, Ontario, loving step-father of Michael (Beverly) of Brampton, Ontario, Patricia of Barrie, Ontario, Timothy (Liza) of Oro-Medonte, grandfather of eleven, and great-grandfather of six.

“Gord” to everyone, he was an avid fisherman, outdoorsman, and volunteered for many years at Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) in Barrie, Ontario and the Simcoe County United Way.

The service will take place in Barrie on Saturday, March 28th. Reception to follow.

Donations in Gordon’s memory may be made to the Royal Victoria Cancer Care Centre.

KELK, Alfred Kelk - Obituary | Print |

KELK, Alfred -

Passed away peacefully at Leacock Care Centre in Orillia on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in his 98th year.

Alfred, predeceased by his wife Dorothy and his brother Arnold, will be sadly missed by his children Leigh (Linda) Kelk, David (Patricia Doherty) Kelk, and Jane (Don Reid) Kelk; by his grandchildren Alanna and Riley; by his brothers George and Ken (Ruth) and his sister Ruth; and by his sisters in law Beverley Twamley, Jean Bailey and Helen Bailey.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Alfred’s life will take place later this spring.

Special thanks to the staff at Leacock Care Centre, especially Home Area One, for the immense love and care given to Alfred these past 3 years.

SILK, Lorne Silk - Obituary | Print |

SILK, Lorne -

Passed away at the Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the age of 87, of Matchedash.

Beloved husband of the late Donna (September 2012). Loving father of Barbara & her husband Doug Kitchen of Matchedash, Sandra & her husband John Mcllravey of Midland, and Bonny & her husband, Jamie Armstrong of Orillia.

Will be fondly remembered by Bobby & his wife Dianne Laughlin of Warminster.

Loved grandfather of 8 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Dear brother of Catherine Payne of Peterborough, and Wreatha Gammon of Severn Township. Predeceased by his brothers Ken, Art, and Harold.

The family will honour Lorne's life on Sunday, March 29th. Spring Interment in Matchedash.

As an expression of sympathy, donations in memory of Lorne may be made to St. John's Anglican Church, Matchedash.

STROUD, John (Gary) Stroud - Obituary | Print |

STROUD, John (Gary) -

Stroud_JohnPassed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the age of 65.

Dearly loved son of the late John and Mary (nee Hill) Stroud. Predeceased by his sister Patricia Stroud.

Close family friend of John and Roberta Tarleton and family of Whitby. Gary will be remembered fondly by his ‘family’ at Community Living Oshawa/Clarington.

A very special thank you to the Doctors and Nurses and staff at Lakeridge Health Oshawa (5F) for all the kind care given to Gary.

Visitation at BARNES MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 5295 Thickson Rd. N., Whitby from 12 Noon on Tuesday, March 31st until time of funeral service Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.

Gary will be laid to rest at GROVESIDE CEMETERY, beside his parents and his sister.

In Gary’s memory, donations to Community Living would be appreciated

Messages of Condolence may be forwarded to


HOCKIN, Kenneth Roy 'Ken' Hockin - Obituary | Print |

HOCKIN, Kenneth Roy 'Ken' -

Hockin_KenJuly 4, 1947 – March 24, 2015

Ken Hockin died suddenly at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 in his 67th year.

Beloved husband of Carolyn Hawkin of Guelph. Dear father of Angela and Brad.

Loving grandfather of Aaron, Jesse and Shamus. Ken will be sadly missed by Stacey Haight and friends.

Cremation has taken place.

As your expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital.

LIPPERT, Harold Fredrick Lippert - Obituary | Print |

LIPPERT, Harold Fredrick -

Passed away peacefully at St. Michael's Hospital Toronto on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015.

A celeabration of Life will take place in Collingwood on Saturday, April 18th.

MACLENNAN, Louise Helen MacLennan - Obituary | Print |

MACLENNAN, Louise Helen -

Died peacefully at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 in her 75th year.

Beloved wife of Colin of Bracebridge. Dear mother of Kenneth, Kristine MacLennan-Todd (Steven Todd) and Robert (Eileen). Loving grandmother of Charlotte, Beatrice and Adeline.

Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

As your expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation.

MORRIS, George Arthur James Morris - Obituary | Print |

MORRIS, George Arthur James -

Peacefully at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

George Morris beloved husband of Gladys Morris (Niemi) of Gravenhurst.

Loving father of Deborah Karen (Michael) Provan of Bracebridge and the late Jon James Morris. Dear Papa of Brianna, Christopher and Courtney.

In keeping with Mr. Morris's wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will take place at a later date.

In memory, donations to the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation, 75 Ann St., Bracebridge, ON P1L 9Z9, would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements out of Gravenhurst, ON.

WILSON, Yvonne Mary Wilson - Obituary | Print |

WILSON, Yvonne Mary - (1953-2015)

Wilson_YvonneIt is with great sadness to announce the passing of Yvonne Mary Wilson (ne Hobbs) on March 24th, 2015 at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre.

Beloved wife of devoted husband Donald Wilson, loving mother of Kimberly (Ray) and Valerie (Adrian), and proud grandmother of Mitchell, Chloe and baby on the way.

Pre-deceased by father Reginald Hobbs and survived by Helene Hobbs and brother Daryl (Lynne).

Daughter-in-law of Bea and Doug Wilson, and the rest of the Wilson family.

The service will take place on Sunday, March 29th in Barrie. Private interment to follow at a later date with immediate family only.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation.

ADAIR, Albert 'Al' Adair - Obituary | Print |

ADAIR, Albert 'Al' -

Retiree of IBM Canada Ltd.

Peacefully passed away at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on Monday, March 23, 2015. Al Adair of Sandy Cove Acres and formerly of Downsview in his 91st year.

Father of late Ricky, Martin, late Glen, late Leslie, Colleen Sullivan, Vanessa Adair (Steve Blackburn), Janice (Wayne) Watkins and Laurie (Paul) Young.

Al will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Private family arrangements have been held.

BELANGER, Maria (Dupuis) Belanger - Obituary | Print |

BELANGER, Maria (nee Dupuis) -

Passed away peacefully at the Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland on Monday, March 23, 2015. Maria Belanger (nee Dupuis) formerly of Mount St. Louis in her 96th year.

Beloved wife of the late Eugene Belanger. Dear mother Roland (Jean) of Mount St. Louis, Richard (Gayle) of Elmvale, Shirley Anne of Barrie, Gerard (Judy) of Moonstone, Peter (Cathie) of Mount St. Louis, Mary (Chris) of Innisfil, Mark (Siobhan) of Milton, Karen (Rob) of Florida, and the late Bernard (Susan of British Columbia).

Grandmother of 19 and Great Grandmother of 30, pre-deceased by grandchildren, Todd and Lindsay.

Sister of the late Augustin, Celestin, Raymond, Adelaide, Melina, and Mary Anne.

Funeral Mass will take place at Mount St. Louis Church on Thursday, March 26 at 11 am.Spring interment.

Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated

BLINCH, Bernard Fredrick Blinch - Obituary | Print |

BLINCH, Bernard Fredrick -

(Member of Western Trent Golf Club, Orillia Wind Ensemble, and Orillia Little Big Band)

Passed away peacefully at Cedarville Lodge, Keswick in his 88th year. Bernard Blinch of Lagoon City.

Beloved husband of Mavis (nee: Bull). Loving father of Ron and wife Rose of Brampton, Raymond and wife Robina of Lethbridge, Alberta, Julie and husband Emanuel Cabral of Newmarket.

Cherished grandfather of Krista, Michelle, Justin, Shawn, Melissa, Kevin, and Amanda. Adored great-grandfather of Isabella, Joel, Alessia, Paul and Kyra, with 1 more great-grandchild on the way.

Predeceased by siblings Edna, Ron and Clive.

A memorial service will take place in Orillia on Friday, March 27th. Cremation has taken place.

Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County would be greatly appreciated .

BURTON, Ruth Lorraine (Walters) Burton - Obituary | Print |

BURTON, Ruth Lorraine (nee Walters) -

Passed away suddenly at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Monday, March 23, 2015; at the age of 81.

Lorraine, beloved wife of the late Glenn Burton. Loving mother of Terry (Bev) of Orillia and Glenna (Mark) of Calgary.

Cherished grandmother of Ashley, Jordan and Dana.

Daughter of the late Albert & Beatrice Walters. Dear sister of Bud Walters (Carol) and the late Joanne. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.

Following cremation the Memorial Service will take place on Friday, March 27th in Orillia.

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

HARVEY, John Paul Harvey - Obituary | Print |

HARVEY, John Paul -

Harvey_JohnDied on Monday, March 23, 2015 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood in his 70th year.
Paul of Stayner.

Beloved husband of Della Giffen and the late Dora Harvey (2013). Loving father of Alice Gull, William (Brenda McLeod), Charles (Judy), Marie (Ned Kulbaski), Bev Harvey (Andy Jilks) and the late Chris Harvey.

Cherished grandfather of Andy, Sebrina, Vanessa, Natalie, Nicole, Stephanie and Angela and great grandfather of Emily, Ethan, Madison, Haley, Delaney, Alyssa, Tobi, Blake, Amy-Lyn, Rebecca, Jacob and Donovan.

Paul will also be missed by his siblings Marg Peverill, Eric Harvey (Barb), Harold Harvey, Marion (Vern Day), Dorothy (Ray Wyant) and the late Lloyd (1969), their families and the Giffen family.

A Private Family Funeral Service will be held. Spring Interment in Stayner.

If desired, remembrances to the Stayner Evangelical Missionary Church, Zion Presbyterian Church or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by Paul’s family.

LAJNER, Maria (Kustec) Lajner - Obituary | Print |

LAJNER, Maria (nee Kustec) -

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Villa Care Centre in Midland on Monday, March 23, 2015 in her 94th year.

Maria is predeceased by her husband Frank, and will be sadly missed by her children Mary Ann (Willi) Wilfling and John (Tammy) Lajner, by her grandchildren Tanya (Frank Holm) Wilfling, Angela (Greg) Lesperance, Justin (Rachel) Lajner, and Jessica Lajner, and by her great grandchildren Isabelle and Sebastien Lesperance.

She is survived by her brothers Joze and Tone Kustec. Maria is predeceased by her parents, five brothers and two sisters.

She has a large extended family in Slovenia, Australia, Germany and the United States.

Mass of Christian burial will take place at St. Margaret’s Roman Catholic Church on Saturday March 28, 2015 at 10 o’clock.

Memorial donations St. Margaret’s Church would be appreciated by the family if desired.

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