Valerie Anne Kenny (née Greene), 71, passed peacefully in the company of family on December 31, 2014, in Huntsville, Ontario.
Survived by her loving family: husband of forty years, John; brother Godfrey Greene; daughter Jennifer and son Bryan.
A longtime resident of Toronto, Valerie was born in Ottawa to the late Lt.-Col. Judge Godfrey and Eileen Greene on February 16, 1943.
Diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago, Valerie fought her illness with great strength. Not one to complain, she maintained instead a brave, cheerful and optimistic outlook.
She continued to travel and busy herself with activities she enjoyed in her community with a characteristic positivity.
Valerie easily made friends and kept in close touch with many.
She was an enthusiastic volunteer, most notably with the Huntsville Hospital Auxiliary.
The family wishes to convey to Hospice Huntsville their most sincere gratitude and blessings for the attentiveness, care and invaluable support they provided to both Valerie and family in her final days.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Huntsville or the Huntsville Hospital Auxiliary.
WYLIE, Don - Retired Sales Manager of Miles Pharmaceutical (Bayer)
Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Simcoe Manor, Beeton, in his 87th year on Wednesday, December 31, 2014.
Loving Husband of almost 65 years to his wife June (nee Brooks). Much loved Father of Diane Kleinsteiber (George), David, Karen Sharpe (Ron), Kevin (Alison), Lynda and predeceased by Bobby.
Beloved Grandpa of 14 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Beloved Son of late James Hilliard Wylie and the late Irene Irish.
Beloved Brother of the late Douglas Wylie.
Don was a long time member of God's family and attended Heritage Baptist Church in Barrie and Victory Baptist Church in Newmarket.
The family gives thanks to the remarkable care provided to Don by all the staff at Simcoe Manor where his wife June still resides.
Don was proud of starting up a newsletter at the Manor called “Simcoe Matters” and was the Assistant Editor. Don was Vice President of the resident’s council and started a weekly bible study group at Simcoe Manor. Don loved his weekly shopping outings to Walmart in Alliston, where he will be fondly remembered.
Friends may call at Victory Baptist Church, 18408 Yonge St., East Gwillimbury (Newmarket) on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 for visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of a funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment in Toronto.
In Don’s memory, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Society or the Alzheimer Society.
Peacefully at Spencer House, Orillia, on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 in her 93rd year.
Doris Hudson of Orillia, beloved wife of the late Orval Hudson. Loving mother of John Hudson & wife Helen of Penticton, Marilyn Vollick & husband Harry of Orillia, Angela Sanderson & husband Clive of British Columbia and Kenneth Hudson of Orillia.
Loved by 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Dear sister of Mavis Parker in England.
At the request of Doris, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or funeral service.
If desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.
Died suddenly surrounded by love at Toronto Western Hospital on Tuesday December 30th, 2014.
Dearly loved husband of 28 years of Dawn Marshall of Midhurst.
Loving and devoted father of Vanessa and Paul.
Survived and loved greatly by brother David (Catherine), sister-in-law Gail Dickey (Jim), and mother-in law Jean Lawton. Cherished by nieces and nephews; Sheldon (Melisa), Angela, Colin (Melissa), Ian and Blakely. Great uncle Dakota, Devon and the late Owen.
The Service was held on January 5th at the Barrie Legion, 410 St. Vincent Street, Barrie, L4M 4A6 at 1:30 pm.
At Summit Place, Owen Sound on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 in her 84th year.
Ruby Westerby (nee Ainsley), beloved wife of the late Gerald Moore. Loving mother of Stephen Kitchener of Sarnia, Frederick Kitchener-predeceased, Bertram Kitchener (Gayle) of Thornhill, Randy Kitchener (Donna) of Woodbridge, Robert Kitchener (Cindy) of Gravenhurst and Dellene Kitchener (Jamie Johnston) of Owen Sound.
Dear grandmother of ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Predeceased by her brothers Bertram and Frank Ainsley.
Funeral Services will be held in Orillia on Sunday, January 11th.
Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
Passed away suddenly at Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston. Mark was able to spend a very enjoyable Christmas surrounded by his family.
Predeceased by his loving wife Audrey (Penelton). Mark is survived by his son Terry (Marlene), granddaughter Darlene (Curt Wheeler) and grandson Brad (Kelly). Very proud great grandfather to Emma Grace, Julia, Mark and Elizabeth.
Son of the late Irene (Noble) and Wilfred Nelson. Dear brother of Allan (Audrey) and the late Marion Mc Kibbon and the late Isobel Bowman. Good friend to Hilda Smith.
Mark served in the Royal Canadian Army from 1941 to 1945. After his service, he farmed on the Mono Adjala Townline for 68 years before leaving the farm a year ago.
Thanks to the staff and residents of the Kingsmere Retirement Residences for making this past year an enjoyable one.
Mark was very actively involved in many community and local organizations including the Hockley Euchre Club, the Adjala-Tosorontio-West Gwillimbury Conservation Club, Tottenham Legion and the Ivy Hunt Club. He was very active in organizing the annual Town Line picnic.
A Funeral service will be held in Alliston on Saturday, January 3, 2015. Followed by a reception at Alliston Legion. Interment to take place in the spring.
If desired, donations made to the Adjala United Church or Stevenson Memorial Hospital or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Died suddenly on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood in his 83rd year.
Everett of Wasaga Beach, beloved husband of Leona for over 60 years. Loving father of Sherry (Blair Holland), Dwight (Debbie Ward), Laurie (Brady Robertson), Shelly (Jack Joclin) and Michael (Betty Jane).
Everett was the proud grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Dear brother of Marie (the late John Simo), Marsh (the late Bev), Pete (Joan), the late Jimmy (Audrey), the late Bill (Ruby), the late Betty and the late Dorothy.
He will also be missed by his many nieces and nephews.
Everett was the long time animal control officer and a well respected resource for our communities. He loved the outdoors, his hobbies and his family. He will be missed.
The Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, January 6, 20145 at the Clearview Community Church, 1070 County Road 42 (airport Rd) at 1 o’clock.
If desired, remembrances to the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by Everett’s family.
Mum (Gracie, Granny, GG) died peacefully in Barrie on Tuesday, December 30th, surrounded by her girls.
Predeceased by her loving husband and best friend Harp (Robert P. Wright), she was the loving mother of Margie (Margaret Knox), Susie (Susan Wright Gooderham) and Tats (Cathy Southey), sister of Frank Rolph (Kathy) and daughter of the late Margaret and Grenville Rolph of Toronto.
She will be greatly missed by her “buddy” and beloved caregiver, Sally Mendoza, sons-in-law Tony Knox, Michael Gooderham and Ted Southey, and her grandchildren Heather Corbett (Wesley), Patrick (Emily), Bitsy and Charlie Knox, Fraser (Claire) and Carolyn Gooderham, and Mackenzie and James Southey. G
racie was blessed with great grandchildren Jonathan and Christopher Corbett and Theo Knox and was also much loved by many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends across the globe.
Gracie was the “eternal optimist” who shared her love of life with all and looked for the best in everyone and every situation. She dedicated her life to volunteering for many causes including, but not limited to, Women’s College Hospital, The Junior League of Toronto, The Garden Club of Toronto, and her beloved Havergal College.
Gracie loved bridge, cryptic crosswords, puzzles, solitaire, golf, boating and sailing, but most of all being at “The Cottage” at Shanty Bay with family and friends.
A service to celebrate her life will be held Tuesday, January 6th, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge Street (at Heath St.), with a reception to follow at the Badminton and Racquet Club of Toronto (25 St. Clair Ave West).
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Havergal College Foundation (1451 Avenue Road, Toronto, M5N 2H9), Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (201 Georgian Drive Barrie, ON L4M 6M2), Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation (120 Bayview Parkway, Box 282, Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 4X1) or the charity of your choice.
Passed away on Monday, December 29, 2014 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood surrounded by his family in his 84th year.
George of Stayner, is survived by Margaret, his wife of 61 years, his children Judy (Paul Hawton), Beatrice (Dave McKee), Bruce Blackstock (Sue), Brain Blackstock (Heather), Wayne Blackstock (Charlene), Sandra (Gabe VanderHayden), Lorraine Cook, Betty Blackstock (Carl Lackey) and Barb Blackstock (Shelley Holden) his twelve grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
He is also survived by sisters Beatrice (Wes Oliver), Isobel McMahon and Irene (Jim Zilid).
The family would like to express their appreciation for the efforts of Dr. Wells and the nursing staff of the G & M Hospital and their patience with the Clan during this time.
Friends will be received at the Jubilee Presbyterian Church, 7320 Highway 26, Stayner on Saturday, January 3, 2015 from 1 p.m. for the Memorial Service in the Sanctuary at 2 o’clock. Reception to follow.
If desired, remembrances to Sick Kids Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by George’s family.