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FRASER, Bradley Martin Fraser - Obituary | Print |

FRASER, Bradley Martin -

Fraser_BradSeptember 25th, 1966 - October 25th, 2014

Age 48, loving husband of Emily (nee DiFilippo). Dear father of Joshua, Zachary and Jake.

Son of Bertram (deceased) and Janis (nee Wilcox).

Brother of Cheryl Price (husband Darren) (son Braden).

Son-in-law of Domenic and Marge DiFilippo. Brother-in-law of April Lopez (husband Ramon) (son Alex).

Bradley will be greatly missed by many aunts, uncles and cousins who were near and dear to his heart.

Funeral Services will be held in Orillia on Saturday, November 1st.

Memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

LEDGER, David Ledger - Obituary | Print |

LEDGER, David -

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie at the age of 51.

David of Brampton, beloved son of Margaret and the late Bill. Dear brother of Bill. Loving uncle of Riley. Cherished nephew of Joe (Sharon). He will be sadly missed by Donna Fraser, her son Donny and family.

Cremation has taken place. Private family arrangements out of Wasaga Beach.

If desired, donations in David’s memory to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by his family.

MAY, Barbara (Hutchens) May - Obituary | Print |

MAY, Barbara (nee Hutchens) -

May_BarbPassed away after a lengthy illness at the Trillium Manor, Orillia, on Saturday, October 25, 2014, in her 73rd year.

Barbara May of Orillia, beloved wife of Allan May. Loving mother of Brad May (Colleen), Brent May (Lana) and Kirsten Roberts.

Loving grandmother of Adam, Allana, Braedon, Jerritt, Jenna, Cora, Carley & Olivia. Cherished great grandmother of Jake.

Loved daughter of Mildred Hutchens & the late George.

Dear sister of Pat Burlington (Barry), Linda Richmond (Marty) and George Hutchens (Debbie).

The Funeral Service will be held in Orillia on Wednesday, October 29th. Interment in Orillia.

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

NIGHTINGALE, Donald Nightingale - Obituary | Print |


Nightingale_DonPassed away peacefully at General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood, on Saturday October 25, 2014 at the age of 66.


Dear husband of the late Colleen; father of Colette, Annette and Cory; and grandfather of Michael, Daniel, Mark, Jocelyn, Alex, Amanda and Jenifer.


Cremation has taken place.


If desired, donations to Canadian Cancer Society or the local Food Bank would be appreciated by the family.

PICARD, Donald Picard - Obituary | Print |

PICARD, Donald -

Passed away suddenly in Bracebridge on Saturday, October 25th, 2014, in his 56th year. Don Picard of Victoria Harbour, formerly of Niagara Falls.

Beloved husband of Darlene Picard. Dear father of Justin (Marie) and Tanner (Jessica). Loving Papa of Giselle, Callen and Adelle.

Son of Claude (Gerry) and Theresa Picard. Dear brother of Roger (Gwen) and Rita.

A memorial service will be held in Midland on Friday, October 31st.

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

STINSON, Paul Wayne Stinson - Obituary | Print |

STINSON, Paul Wayne -

Stinson_PaulPassed peacefully at the Orillia Soldier Memorial Hospital on Saturday, October 25, 2014 in his 60th year.

Paul will be sadly missed by his children Vaughan, Jeff & Jenn, his grandchildren Dylan, Erica, Keira, Danny and his great grandchildren Eriylnn and Jaxon.

Dear son of the late Davis & Alma Stinson. Dear brother of Margaret Stinson, Gwen Stinson (predeceased), Irvin, Mike, Robert, Fred (predeceased), Vaughn and Allen.

Loved by many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the Rama Full Gospel Hall on Wednesday October 29, 2014 from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. Funeral service will take place in the church on Thursday October 30, 2014 at 11 A.M.. Cremation to follow.

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

RAMSAY, Charlene Ramsay - Obituary | Print |

RAMSAY, Charlene -

Passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Hospital Toronto, surrounded by her family on Friday, October 24, 2014 at the age of 61.

Loving wife of Dennis for 37 years. Bestest friend of Beth Fawcett. Loving sister to Stan (Janet), and Kevin (Ingrid).

Auntie to Blair, Amanda, Ashley, Christopher, Tyler, and Andrew. Predeceased by parents Stan and Betty Gurgacz and dogs Chico, Tasha, and Lou.

A Celebration of her life will be held in Barrie on Tuesday, October 28th.

Memorial donations to the Humane Society would be appreciated.

SMITH, Allen Franklin Smith - Obituary | Print |

SMITH, Allen Franklin -

Smith_AllenPassed away at the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital on Friday, October 24th 2014 after a battle with cancer in his 45th year.

Loving son of Donna (Stamper) Smith and L.J. Smith. Grandson of the late Cora and Frank Stamper.

Loving father of Aaron Whitney of Kitchener. Lovingly remembered by his aunts Alice Stamper, Marjorie Harasta, Ruth Hazlett, Hazel Shellswell, Lillian Stamper and uncle David Stamper.

A special thank you to Scott Watson and Chris Hagh of Midland and support staff of Midland As well as the staff at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital.

The funeral service will take place in Orillia on Friday, October 31st.

SMITH, Willliam M. 'Bill' Smith - Obituary | Print |

SMITH, Willliam M. 'Bill' -

Smith_BillPassed away at the Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland, surrounded by his family, on Friday, October 24th, 2014.

Bill Smith, beloved husband of the late Lila Smith, in his 92nd year. Loving father of William Smith (Jean), Janice Todd (John) and Mary Chisholm (Chris).

Cherished Grandad of Jason (Amanda), Julie (David), Russell, William (Haylee), Brianne and Johnathan.

Predeceased by his brothers Bert and Vic Smith (Josie).

Remembered by sisters-in-law Sadie Smith and Ethel McGuigan. Will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and many friends.

Bill was a WWII Veteran, Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br# 80 and a Member of St. Mark's Anglican Church.

Funeral service will be held at St. Mark's Anglican Church, 307 Third Street, Midland, on Thursday, October 30th at 2 pm. Interment to follow.

If desired, memorial donations to St. Mark's Church, R.C.L. Branch #80 Poppy Fund or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

TRAKALO, Stanley H. Trakalo - Obituary | Print |

TRAKALO, Stanley H. -

Trakalo_StanleyPeacefully at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie, on Friday, October 24, 2014 in his 83rd year.

Stan was the beloved husband of the late Gladys Hall.

Dear brother of Nellie, Mary, Nettie and Rose.

Lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service will be held in Fenelon Falls, on Monday, October 27th.  Interment at Fenelon Falls.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.


BROWN, Murray Gordon Brown - Obituary | Print |

BROWN, Murray Gordon -

Passed away at Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 in his 66th year.

Beloved husband of the late Karyn Brown (nee Mercer). Loving father of Kyle of Toronto, Kaela of Orillia and Keyan predeceased.

Son of the late Gordon and Eileen Brown. Cremation has taken place.

Private family services were held.

As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made Orillia OSPCA.

HAMMELL, Velma Bernice Hammell - Obituary | Print |

HAMMELL, Velma Bernice (nee Sword) -

Passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Spencer House Leisureworld, Orillia, in her 94th year.

Velma Hammell (nee Sword), beloved wife of the late James Wyman Hammell.

Loving mother of James & wife Nancy of Cumberland Beach. Loved Grandmother of Kimberley Hammell-Ramos & husband Mario and Lori Deyman of Barrie. Cherished Nana of Seth Ramos, Ashley and Cole Deyman of Barrie, Alyssa and Aidan Ramos of Newmarket.

Dear sister of the late Ella, Irene and Herb. Special Aunt to Arla of Orillia. Velma will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Ardtrea United Church at a date yet to be determined.

If desired, memorial donations to the Ardtrea United Church or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

STANDRING-ROBSON, Linda Standring-Robson - Obituary | Print |


Suffering no more, Linda peacefully passed away at 10:10pm, Thursday October 23rd, 2014 with her husband Len at her bedside.

Leaving behind, with wonderful memories, her daughter Angela, son James and grandchildren Rodger, Hailley, and Emalie.

Linda will be greatly missed by many. Forever holding a special place in our hearts. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. Very compassionate, loving, strong, intelligent and care free. Heaven has gained a wonderful soul from this earth. Linda's hard work from her lifetime has rewarded her with angel wings and she will be guiding her loved ones from above.

The family would like to thank Victoria Village Manor nurses, PSW's, all management, and the remained staff in the home for their exceptional care, patience, understanding and support. Linda was blessed to have such wonderful people in her life that because family over the years. Everything the home offered was and still is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

CIRILLO, Corporal Nathan Frank Cirillo - Obituary | Print |

CIRILLO, Corporal Nathan Frank -   "View Photos & Express Condolences"

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

Tragically taken in Ottawa on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, in his 25th year.

Loving father of Marcus Daniel Cirillo.

Beloved son of Katherine Cirillo and Victor Briffa.

Dear brother of Nicole Cirillo (Richard Schmith) and Natasha Cirillo (Jonathon Tuckman). Uncle to Cameron.

Remembered by his favourite Aunt Teresa, and his aunts, uncles, cousins and their families.

Public visitation will be held at the MARKEY-DERMODY FUNERAL HOME, 1774 King Street East (at Kenilworth), Hamilton on Monday from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Funeral Service will be held at Christ's Church Cathedral, 252 James Street North, Hamilton on Tuesday, October 28th at 12 noon.

Private family and Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders of Canada Regimental burial to follow in the Field of Honour at Woodland Cemetery.

As an expression of sympathy, donations to a trust fund for "Marcus Cirillo Trust" would be appreciated.


CORDNER, Richard William Cordner - Obituary | Print |

CORDNER, Richard William -

Passed away at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, Ontario, Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in his 78th year.

Loving and devoted husband of 53 years of Leora Cordner.

Beloved father of Kelly and his wife Heidi and Mark and his wife Jessica. Proud and cherished grandfather of Calvin, Ethan, Kieran and Aidan. Predeceased by his loving wife of 53 years Leora (nee Rogers, August 2012), brothers Bruce Cordner and Calvin Cordner. Son of the late Francis and Marion Cordner. Richard was born on Monday, June 24, 1935 in Toronto, Ontario.

He was a charismatic businessman, devoted husband, caring Dad and loving Grandpa. He is sorely missed by his family and friends, but will never be forgotten.

Please come and join us for a Celebration of Richard's Life on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Newmarket Community Centre and Lion's Hall, halls 1 and 2, 200 Doug Duncan Drive, Newmarket, Ontario.

We wish to thank the entire staff of Southlake Regional Health Centre for their compassion, dedication and kind care.

For those who wish, donations can be made to the Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation.

Condolences can be mailed to 311 Kirby Crescent, Newmarket, Ontario L3X 1H1 or emailed to


DEMERS, Henri Demers - Obituary | Print |

DEMERS, Henri -

Demers_HenriPassed away unexpectedly yet peacefully on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie in his 88th year.

Loving husband of Jacquie. Loving father of Diane (Ron) Murray in Alliston, the late Denise (Wayne) McChesney in Sudbury, Marcel Demers in William’s Lake British Columbia, and Norman Demers in Kitchener.

Grandpa to Brian, Shawn and Lisa Murray, Krista and Chad McChesney, Dean Demers, James and Brodie Demers. Loving great-grandpa to 9 great-grandchildren.

Survived by sister Florence Diotte in Brampton and brother Clifford in Kitchener.

Henri will be sadly missed and loved by all his nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Evelyn.

he memorial service will be held in Barrie on Saturday, October 25th.

Memorial donations to The Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.

ETHRIDGE, Robyn Elizabeth (Tagliente) Ethridge - Obituary | Print |

ETHRIDGE, Robyn Elizabeth (nee Tagliente) -

Ethridge_RobynPassed away unexpectedly at her residence in Victoria Harbour on October 22nd, 2014 at the age of 48.

Adored wife of Wolf. Cherished daughter of Nel Goldsmith and the late Emilio Tagliente. Loving mother of Darin, Gordon, Jessica and the late Elizabeth. Proud grandmother of Sean and Alexandria Thrailkill.

Dear sister of Lisa Tagliente and aunt of Xavier and Laranda Stokes. Sister in-law of Diane Thompson (Michael) and Kathryn Noll (Philip). She will be fondly remembered by her friends, clients and cherished relatives in Colorado.

Robyn was the light and the foundation of our family.

The funeral service will be held in Midland on Monday, October 27th. Cremation will follow.

If desired, memorial donations to the Midland OSPCA would be appreciated.

HARP, Helen Gertrude (Smith) Harp - Obituary | Print |

HARP, Helen Gertrude (nee Smith) -

At the Leacock Care Centre, Orillia on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in her 98th year. Helen Harp of Orillia.

Beloved wife of the late Arthur Steele Harp Jr.

Loving mother of Carol Anne Sanders (John), Mary Lou Reynolds (David) all of Orillia, Janie McBurney (David) of Cumberland Beach and Susan Phillips (David predeceased) of Barrie.

Cherished grandmother of Deborah Marais (Andre), Jeffery Sanders (Sandi), David Reynolds (Abby), Nancy Meyer (Mike), Mackenzie Davies, Carlie Phillips, Dayton Phillips and the late Taylor Davies. Loved great grandmother of Hailey and Johnathan Marais, Kylee and Kasey Sanders, Cassidy and Asha Reynolds, Lacey and Emma Meyer, Sothea and Attley Fletcher.

Dear sister of the late Kathleen Brown (Maurice predeceased). Predeceased by her son-in-law Robert Davies and by her brother Cameron Smith.

Cremation has taken place. The memorial service will be held in Orillia at a date to be announced.

LECLAIR, Rodger Ernest LeClair - Obituary | Print |

LECLAIR, Rodger Ernest -

Suddenly on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, in his 72nd year.

Beloved husband to Doreen (nee Taylor). Dear father of Christine Lalonde (Darryl), Tracy Spurway (Shawn) and Sharon Formosa (Peter).

Loving grandpa of Elliot and Nathan Lalonde, and Luke and Samuel Spurway.

Cherished son of Orma and the late Elmer LeClair. Brother of Jim (Betty), Dalton (Rosanne), Bonnie and Steven.

A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church on Tuesday, October 28th at 2 p.m.

If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

RICHMOND, Inez Bertine (Chesney) Richmond - Obituary | Print |

RICHMOND, Inez Bertine (nee Chesney) -

May 31, 1931 - October 22, 2014

Inez Bertine Richmond, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend passed away on Wednesday October 22, 2014 at the age of 83.

Inez was born on May 31, 1931, to Gordon and Mary (Alsop) Chesney, in Buckhorn Ontario. Inez married William (Bill) Ragland Richmond in Bobcaygan, Ontario, on July 23, 1949. They lived and raised their 4 children in Bridgenorth, Midland and Barrie Ontario. Inez was an active member of the Presbyterian Church Women's Group, in Barrie. Ontario. She created many quilts which will be cherished for many years.

Following Bill's death in 1996, Inez moved to Calgary Alberta where she remained until her passing. Her time in Calgary was spent with family and many friends she made at The Good Companions 50 + Club, where she loved to join in all the activities especially the dances.

Inez leaves behind her four children, Jean (John), Mary (Byron), William (Maggie/deceased), and Nancy (Mike), grandchildren, Sirkka, Ossi, Carina, Anna, Samantha, great grandchild, Patrick, and her sister Fern Cummings.

She was predeceased by her husband Bill, brothers Mervin and Hugh. Inez will be remembered for her love of her family and friends.

Her spunky, spirited personality made her the greatest Mom and Granny. She left an impression on all that met her.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Alzheimer Society of Canada.

A celebration of her life will be planned for the summer of 2015 when she joins her late husband in Bobcaygan, Ontario.

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