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LAUGHLIN, Irene (Murphy) Laughlin - Obituary | Print |

LAUGHLIN, Irene (Murphy) -

Laughlin_IreneIn loving memory of Irene Josephine, 71 years, who passed away on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Soldiers Memorial Hospital.

Beloved wife of William James of Ramara. Loving mother of Julia Ann (Edward Kennis) of Ramara, John Glen of Lloydminister Alberta, and Dana William, of Bewdley.

Cherished grandmother of Billy (Crystal) of Russel. Dear sister of Bill (Pauline), Cathy Maloney (Joe), Gerri Anderson (Claude Bourque), Dennis (Belinda), Margaret Rivard (John).

Predeceased by her parents John and Irene Murphy and granddaughter Sydney Alexandra also many other brothers and sisters. Sadly missed by her nephew Clifford, and Special (Girly) Gail Wilson, Hiedi Landsman, and many other good friends.

Irene enjoyed going to the Geneva Charity Bingo, cooking down home style, watching her favorite late night TV, Sunday drives, and chatting with her family and friends over a hot cup of tea.

Cremation has taken place and no visitations or services will be held.

If desired memorial donations may be made at Heart and Stroke foundation or Orillia OSPCA and would be appreciated by the family.

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MCKAY, Evelyn 'Sandy' Leona (nee Sand) McKay - Obituary | Print |

MCKAY, Evelyn 'Sandy' Leona (nee Sand) -

McKay_SandyFebruary 20, 1923 – September 27, 2014

Surrounded by family and friends on September 27, 2014 at the Villa Care Centre, Midland, Ontario, our beloved mother Evelyn (Sandy) McKay passed away.

Sandy lived a very full life. She was born in Kenora, Ontario and grew up in Sioux Lookout, Ontario. Her father Olaus Sand emigrated from Norway in the early 1900s and ran a fishing business on Lake of the Woods. Her mother Ellen Skogland Sand was the daughter of Swedish emigrants and raised five sons, Gerry, Gordon, George, Glenn & Grant and one daughter, Evelyn. Sandy is survived by younger brother Glenn of Osoyoos, BC.

At the age of 18 she joined the Canadian Armed Forces and worked as a secretary at Base Shiloh, Manitoba. She met Officer Gordon McKay during a cross-country ski event at Shiloh. They were married at St. Basil’s Cathedral in Toronto on June 29, 1949.

They have lived in Montreal, Gander, Winnipeg, Regina and Thornhill. They raised and are lovingly remembered by their four children and their spouses, Patricia McKay of Markham, Ontario, Gordon McKay (wife Cathy) of Midland, Ontario, Leslie McKay Osualdini (husband Angelo) of Edmonton, Alberta and Nichola McKay Davison (husband Greg) of Montrose, BC.

She is grandmother to Mark McKay, Karen McKay (husband Dan), Crista Osualdini (husband Shawn), James Osualdini, Alec Davison and James Davison (partner Sarah). To her joy she welcomed her first great-grandchild Emily Payton in 2013.

Sandy loved to garden and her family enjoyed her homemade preserves, pies and soups. She was an active member of her church, a twenty year volunteer with York Central Hospital and a volunteer with the Community Living York South. Sandy especially loved to read stories about the war and the sea.

The funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am on Monday September 29, 2014 at St. Margaret’s Church, Midland Ontario, with reception to follow at the Midland Cultural Centre. Interment will take place in Thornhill.

Donations may be made in Sandy’s memory to Community Living York South.

She lived a good Life.

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NADON, Andre 'Andy' Nadon - Obituary | Print |

NADON, Andre 'Andy' - (Retired CNR Conductor and 4th Degree Knights of Columbus)

Nadon_AndyPassed away peacefully at the age of 86 with his family by his side on Saturday September 27, 2014 at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie.

Andy Nadon was the beloved husband of the late Jean Nadon (nee Sorel). Dear father of David (Scarlet), Allan (Kathleen), Debra (Greg) Harris, Dianne (Jim) Ruddick, Andy (Angela), Danny (Debbie), Darrin (Mary Ann), Theresa Levesque and predeceased by his son Gerald (Debbie).

Andy will be fondly remembered by his brother Victor, his 20 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren along with his surviving brothers Mac, Archie and Dan and also his sisters Rose and Malvina.

Andy worked as a conductor on the CNR for 40 years and was very active in St Brigid Parish, Nakina, Ontario along with Our Lady of Peace Parish in Capreol, Ontario. Andy’s sense of humour will be missed by his nieces, nephews and all who knew him.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday October 1, 2014 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 65 Amelia Street, Barrie at 10 o’clock a.m. Interment will take place in Nakina at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Sudbury Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated.

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PILGRIM, Evelyn Mary Jane (Webb) Pilgrim - Obituary | Print |

PILGRIM, Evelyn Mary Jane (Webb)

Pilgrim_MaryPassed away at the Coleman Care Centre in Barrie on Saturday, September 27th in her 98th year.

Beloved wife of the late Alfred Pilgrim (1993).

A loving farewell to you Mom from your son Philip Pilgrim (Barrie) and your daughters Carolyn & Wayne Van Hinte (Glen Williams) and Diane & Don Swan (Barrie).

Loving Grandma to Aaron (Nicki), Mason and Darin Pilgrim, Jeff (Tammy), Tim (Alison), Mitch (Alasia) & Tina Van Hinte, Brenda Swan (Lorne), Heather Stevenson (David) and Cathy Swan. Dear great-grandmother of 14 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

Devoted sister of Arvilla & Earl Widdes (Midland). Also sadly missed by her many caring nieces, nephews and friends.

A sincere thank you from the bottom of our hearts to Dr. John Beecroft and nurse Gayle Kirk for over 40 years of dedicated professional care to Mom. Thank you also to the staff at Coleman Care Centre for your tender care and devotion to Mom and to our dear friend Barb McFadden.

At the request of the family, there will be no visitation or service. A private graveside service will take place in Innisfil.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation.

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POISSANT, Raoul Poissant - Obituary | Print |

POISSANT, Raoul -

Poissant_RaoulPassed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the age of 81.

Loving father of Debbie (John-Paul) Morgan, Armand (Dawn) Poissant, and Robert (Helen) Poissant.

Grandpa to Jennifer (Scott), Michelle (Donny), Sylvia (Frank), Mark (Priscilla), Devin, Darryl (Cindy), Claude, Michel (Terri), and Angie (Steve). Great-grandpa to Anastasia, Zachary, Stephanie (Christian), Brittany (Dylan), Kayla, Skylar, Dean, Sydney, Brianne (Ryan), Nicholas, Chanel, Braxton, Lucas, Mateo, Nathan, Tylor, Tahaya, Julieanna, Trenton, Trevor, and Todd.

Brother to Jean-Paul (Germaine) Poissant. Raoul was predeceased by his first wife Vivian Theresa Gordon (nee Porter), common-law partner Doreen Amodeo, and Hughuette Dion, parents Aloysius and Leontine Poissant, brother’s Leo, Real, Roma, Guy, Arthur, Gerard, Clement, Hermel, Edmour, and sister Jeanette.

Raoul will be sadly missed and loved by all his step-daughters, step-sons, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and cousins.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church (65 Amelia Street, Barrie) on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 10 o’clock a.m.

Memorial donations to Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated by the family.

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RICHARDSON, Arthur 'Ray' Richardson - Obituary | Print |

RICHARDSON, Arthur 'Ray' -

Passed away peacefully at Hospice Georgian Triangle On Saturday, September 27, 2014 in his 90th year.

Beloved husband of the late Clara. Loving father of Kery Simoes, predeceased by his son Barry(Liz).

Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Keeley Powell, Tara Lizott, Jody Hewitt, Melissa Hewitt and Morgan Richardson; great-grandchildren Braeden Powell and Kyralynn Richardson. Survived by sister Elsie Hastings.

Arrangements pending.

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VAN STRIEN, Willy Van Strien - Obituary | Print |

VAN STRIEN, Willy -

Born June 18, 1937 in Utrecht (Holland), Willy died peacefully at home in Thornbury, Ontario, on September 27, 2014, surrounded by friends and family, with her loyal dog “Skippy” at her feet.

At the age of 75, after having successfully beaten cancer once, Willy was diagnosed with Lymphoma. She tried every treatment available and always kept her composure and positiv e attitude. She deeply appreciated how hard her doctors (Dr. Aboo, GBHS and Dr. Gospodarowicz, PMH) and all the health care providers involved with her case worked to initially cure and later manage her disease.

Willy leaves behind her daughter Jacqueline Van Strien (Edward Tuttle) and her beloved granddaughter Maxine. Willy lived a full and happy life and would want to be remembered in that positive light.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life is being held at Toronto Ski Club on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 11 a.m.

Donations to Grey Bruce Health Services (who are raising funds to upgrade their oncology wing), to Princess Margaret Hospital (World leaders in Cancer Research) or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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BOYLE, Evelyn Boyle - Obituary | Print |

BOYLE, Evelyn -

Suddenly yet peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, September 26, 2014 in her 83rd year.

Beloved wife of the late Michael Boyle.

Dear mother of Mitchell (Kelly), Vincent and Shawn (Teresa). Proud Nanny of John, Tyler, Courtney, Madison, Jessica, Natasha and Great-Nanny of Payton and Quinn.

Sadly missed and always remembered by other dear family members and close friends.

Service will beheld in Barrie, Ontario, on Thursday, October 2nd.

A celebration of Evelyn's life will take place in the chapel of the funeral home on Thursday starting at 1 p.m. Visitation from 12 to 1 p.m. Cremation.

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BURTCH, Beverley Charles Burtch - Obituary | Print |

BURTCH, Beverley Charles -

Passed peacefully at Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Orillia on Friday, September 26, 2014 in his 84th year.

Beverley, loving husband to Betty McIntee, will be sadly missed by his children Patty (Todd) O’Reilly, Jimmy, Jerry (Leslie), Kevin (Melissa), Vicki Burtch, and Corey, by many grandchildren, by his sisters Joan McArthur and Helen Burtch, and by his brothers William and Wayne.

Beverley is predeceased by his son John, and by his sisters Florine McLean, Donna, Delores, and Carol.

Private family arrangements. Cremation to take place, followed by an internment of cremated remains in Orillia.

Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

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CLARK, Judy Rosemarie Clark - Obituary | Print |

CLARK, Judy Rosemarie -

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Judy Rosemarie Clark on Friday, September 26, 2014 at the age of 43.

Judy, of Barrie is survived by her two sons Kohl MacKenzie Clark and Seth Daniel Ross.

Beloved daughter of David (Stella) and the late Beth (nee Scrimshaw). Loving sister of Sherianne Clark .

Survived by brother-in-law Craig Vantwuyder. Cherished aunt of Elizabeth and Michael Vantwuyder. She will be missed by all of her family and friends.

A Celebration of Judy's Life will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 99 Peter St. N., Orillia on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 1 PM - 4 PM. Service will be held at 2 PM.

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

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GROVES, Douglas William Groves - Obituary | Print |

GROVES, Douglas William -

Groves_DougPassed away at the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital on Friday, September 26th, 2014 at the age of 82.

Dearly beloved husband of Doris Groves (nee Oxby).

Loving father of Jim, Rod, Don, Dan, Elizabeth; stepfather of Brant, Brian, and Tracy and their families.

Dear brother of Shirley, Jane, Ina, Allan, and Bob; predeceased by Lillian and Betty.

The funeral service will take place in Orillia on Monday, September 29th. Interment in Orillia.

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

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HUNTER, Cole Alexander Hunter - Obituary | Print |

HUNTER, Cole Alexander -

Hunter_ColeIt is with great sadness that today we have to announce the passing of our precious son and brother Cole, who has been taken from us to return to his sender and the open arms of his mother. Cole was a most generous, caring and loving person, who would do anything to help anyone who was less fortunate, sad or needed support.

Cole was derailed from this ambassadorship in his last year of an Honours Political Science degree by a relentless mental illness called Schizophrenia that possessed him with intrusive demonic thoughts and what he would describe as fearful, demanding and self harmful, thoughts unimaginable and to which we can't really know. He fought the last couple of years, with experimental medications, hospitalizations, but could not win the battle in overcoming these demons that were controlling him and took over his life. We were so hoping for him to prevail, but God had a different plan for this outstanding person. His smiling face, his generous and loving personality will be remembered in our hearts forever. We love you Cole. We know you are at peace and we will miss you dearly.

Until we meet again. Sadly missed by his loving father Alex, brother Jesse, stepbrother Jay, step-mom Sandy, grandmother Alfreda and all his cousins, aunts and uncles.

A memorial service will be held Thursday October 2, 2014 at 1:00p.m. at Trinity United Church 140 Maple Street, Collingwood followed by a Celebration at the Royal Canadian Legion-Branch 63 .

In lieu of flowers donations to the Schizophrenia Society of Canada would be appreciated.

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RATCLIFFE, Amelia Jade Ratcliffe - Obituary | Print |

RATCLIFFE, Amelia Jade -

It is with incredible sadness that we share the news that our beautiful, perfect baby girl has passed away shortly after her birth on September 26, 2014.

Amelia was surrounded by her family and died peacefully in the arms of her mommy and daddy. Amelia was the adored daughter of Heather Barker and A. J. Ratcliffe of Meaford, and baby sister of Kaleb Barker-DeCoste.

She was the granddaughter of John and Sandy Barker, Brenda Ratcliffe and Don Ratcliffe, all of Meaford. She will be fondly recalled as a niece of Sarah Barker (Raj Dilarwi), Emma Barker, Jonathan Bradbury (Shannon Jones) and Bill Ratcliffe (Genevieve Cooke), and the cousin of Emmett, Graeme, Grace, Jack, Andrew, Evan, Aria and Rhys.

A private family service will be conducted in Meaford. A public memorial gathering will take place at a later date.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to Golden Town Outreach, Beaver Valley Outreach, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together...
Keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever”

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BARON, Robert Elmer 'Bob' Baron - Obituary | Print |

BARON, Robert Elmer 'Bob' -

Baron_BobPassed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at the age of 61.

Beloved husband of Cathy Baron (nee Hutchison) of 30 years. Loving father of Stephanie Baron, and Meghan Baron.

Dear son of the late John and Isobel Baron.

Dear brother of Sam Baron, and Nancy Baron.

Bob will be missed by the Hutchison family, friends and especially by his pup Hailey.

A Celebration of Bob’s life will be held in Orillia on Tuesday, September 30th.

As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society ‘Prostate Cancer Research’.

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BAULDRY, Kenneth Owen Bauldry - Obituary | Print |

BAULDRY, Kenneth Owen -

1922-2014

Suddenly at home in Barrie September 25, 2014 at the age of 92, in the presence of his wife of 53 years Doreen (Colpitts) Bauldry and daughter Nancy Bauldry(Peter).

Sadly missed by son Kelvin Bauldry(Charito), grandchildren Kira Bauldry, BJ and Rebecca Vanderheyden .

Survived by his sister Phyllis Hoffman (Fred) and brother Allan (Marilyn) Bauldry. Predeceased by brother David George “Bud” Bauldry and wife Grace, sister Kathleen Bryson and husband Mike, brother Murray Bauldry and wife Gail and infant sister Evelyn.

Kenneth served in the RCAF from 1942-45. Ken and his brother “Bud” operated Bauldry's Groceteria in Barrie from 1949 to 1985.

Ken will be missed by friends, neighbours and family alike as a kind, gentle man who loved to reminisce over nearly a century of life.

A memorial to Ken with relatives and friends will be held at his residence in Barrie on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 2 pm to 4pm.

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

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BRANCH, Euna Branch - Obituary | Print |

BRANCH, Euna -

Branch_EunaPassed away at her home in Innisfil on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the age of 73.

Loved companion of Dick Reilly.

Beloved mother of Kim Wineberg (George Pappas), Rick Branch (Tracey) and Russ Perry (Lynn Gaunt).

Dear grandmother of Marrianne, Richard, Alyssa, Amanda, Jessie-Lee, Devon, Alivya, Trinity and six great grandchildren.

Euna is survived by many siblings and extended family.

Funeral Service will be held in Barrie on Tuesday, September 30.

Memorial donations to the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated.

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HOULDSWORTH, Doris Ethel Houldsworth - Obituary | Print |

HOULDSWORTH, Doris Ethel -

Houldsworth_DorisAt Hillcrest Village, Midland on Thursday, September 25th 2014 in her 89th year.

Doris Houldsworth (nee Patten) formerly of Orillia, beloved wife of the late Alfred Edmond Houldsworth. Much loved mother of Valerie (Winston Elliott), Arthur Houldsworth (Jane), John Houldsworth (Cheryl) and Bill Houldsworth (Karen).

Loving grandmother of Kim, Court, Shauna, Tyler, Shandi, Christopher, Gregory and Jonathon.

Great grandmother of Kyle, Brendan, Marissa, Preston, Camryn, Sidney, Rhys, Ayden, Sophia, Myles and Charlotte.

Dear sister of Amy Jackson (predeceased), Lily Scutt and Peter Patten (predeceased).

A Service to celebrate Doris’s life will be held in Orillia on Wednesday, October 1st. Reception to follow.

Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County would be appreciated by the family.

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JEORGENSEN, Maria Jeorgensen - Obituary | Print |

JEORGENSEN, Maria -   "Express Condolences"

(September 7, 1910 - September 25, 2014)

It is with great sadness that Maria's family announces her passing at Simcoe Village & Manor (Beeton, ON) on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the amazing age of 104.

She is predeceased by her husband, Per Joergensen, and a son Alf Joergensen.

She leaves behind a grandson, Andrew Joergensen. Maria was heavily involved with The YMCA for many years.

Cremation has taken place, interment to follow at Memory Gardens (2723 Victoria Street North, Breslau) on Thursday, October 2nd at 1 p.m.

Arrangements entrusted to WESTMOUNT FUNERAL CHAPEL, Kitchener.

WESTMOUNT FUNERAL CHAPEL

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O'HAGAN, Jean Florence O'Hagan - Obituary | Print |

O'HAGAN, Jean Florence -

OHagan_JeanPassed away Thursday, September 25, 2014 in her 75th year.

Devoted wife of David O'Hagan.

Dear stepmother to David Jr., Daniel and Anne Marie.

Fondly remembered by her step-grandchildren Andrew, Sean, Sara, Darrin, Ben and Ross.

Will be missed by her furry companion Rufus.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, October 2nd in Collingwood.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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PHILLIPS, Bernice Wynona Phillips - Obituary | Print |

PHILLIPS, Bernice Wynona -

Passed peacefully at Leacock Care Centre in Orillia on Thursday, September 25, 2014 in her 103rd year.

Bernice, predeceased by her husband Elgin and her sons Gordon (Linda) and Arthur, will be sadly missed by her children Paul (Elizabeth), and Jean (Norman McLeod predeceased), by her grandchildren Tibbie (Charles) Anderson, Phillip (Hazel) McLeod, Mark (Susan) McLeod, Art (Karen) McLeod, Corey (Candice) Phillips, Scott Phillips, Jason (Leslie) Phillips, Barb (Bart) McLean, Bev (Butch) Rankin, and Robert Phillips, and by many great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, and great great great grandchildren.

The service will be held in Orillia on Monday, September 29th.

If desired memorial donations may be made to Sick Childrens Hospital or to the First Baptist Church and would be appreciated by the family.

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