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SVETINA, Andrej Svetina - Obituary | Print |

SVETINA, Andrej -

Svetina_AndrejMonday, November 29, 1937 - Monday, September 22, 2014

Passed away peacefully at home with his loving family by his side on Monday, September 22, 2014 in his 77 th year.

Beloved husband of Danica for 53 years.

Loved tata of Adrijana (Francesco), Dolores (John).

Proud nono of Dion, Robert, Dominique, David, Daniel, Adam, Brandon and great-nono of Isabele and Dexter.

Andrej will be sadly missed by his brother Ludvik, his nieces, nephews and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 190 King St.S. Alliston on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

If so desired memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Fdn. or Matthews House Hospice would be appreciated.

SWEET, Rosina Mary 'Rose' (Elliot) Sweet - Obituary | Print |

SWEET, Rosina Mary 'Rose' (nee Elliot) -

With sad hearts we announce the passing of Rose at Leisureworld Care Centre in Orillia on Monday, September 22, 2014 in her 97th year.

Rosina, predeceased by her husband James, and will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews; all of whom have special memories of times with “Aunt Rose”.

Born in Foxmead to William and Rosina Elliot, Rose is the youngest of 13 children, and is predeceased by brothers James, Colin, Ross, and Samuel, and by her sisters Flora, Alice, Margaret, Violet, Mary, Ada, Ruby and Dorothy.

Rose worked at Lloyd Carriage works during WW2, Walker Store (Later Mark’s & Spencer) for over 30 years. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church, the T.I.E. Club, and the Lawn Bowling Club.

The service will be held in Orillia on Thursday, September 25th.

If desired memorial donations may be made to the Orillia Salvation Army and would be appreciated by the family.

WILLARD, Geoffrey Harris 'Geoff' Willard - Obituary | Print |

WILLARD, Geoffrey Harris 'Geoff' -

August 25, 1950 - September 22, 2014

At Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre after a year-long battle with brain cancer.

Loving husband to Mary (Nicholson) Willard, loving father to Chris(topher) Howard Willard and Michelle (Chel) Yvonne Willard.

Predeceased by his father Irving Emery Willard and mother Valerie Yvonne (Woodward) Willard, he will be greatly missed by his step-mother Doris (Robinson) Willard, his brothers and sisters Allyn and Linda (Miller) Willard Gerald and Dorris (Fountain) Willard Beryl (Willard) and John McDougall Gayle (Willard) and Robert Calhoun Shirley (Willard) and Brian Rushton Stuart and Monique (Rivette) Willard, his brothers and sisters in law, John and Shirley (Seggie, deceased) Nicholson Richard and Clarice (Famurak) Nicholson James and Leanne (Lassiter) Nicholson Linda (Curry) Nicholson and Elizabeth (Bette) Nicholson Bourgeois as well as his many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great nephews.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday September 28th, 2014 from 3 to 5 PM at the Briar Hill Community Center, 4783 C W Leach Road, Alliston, ON.

In lieu of flowers, please make a generous donation in Geoff's name to either the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

BROOKS, Barbara Eleanor (Coveyduc) Brooks - Obituary | Print |

BROOKS, Barbara Eleanor (nee Coveyduc) -

Suddenly at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Sunday, September 21, 2014 in her 79th year. Barb Brooks, of Orillia and formerly of Toronto.

Devoted wife of the late Herbert (Bert) Brooks.

Beloved Mom of Debra Rankin and husband Stephen Hunter of Orillia. Loving Nana of Ashlee Rankin. Dear sister of Marlene (predeceased) and husband Gilbert Vaughn of Barrie.

Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Barb will be lovingly remembered by Jane Mills.

At Barb's request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place with entombment in Orillia.

If desired, memorial donations to Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.

DOREY, Jeanne Iris Dorey - Obituary | Print |

DOREY, Jeanne Iris -

Born in Toronto, a daughter of the late Frederick Arthur and Ethel Elizabeth (née Dyce) Knight, Jeanne passed away at Errinrung Residence in Thornbury on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at the age of 91.

She is survived by her beloved husband Frank Dorey, formerly of Meaford, and is remembered as the much loved mother of Brian and Renai Perks of Nobel, Bev and Bev Perks of Thornbury, and Debbie Perks-Greenaway and Garth Greenaway of Dorset and will be fondly remembered by Kellie and Paul Gillman of Wasaga Beach and Shawn Dorey of Comox, BC.

She will be sadly missed by her ten grandchildren. Jeanne was predeceased by a sister Helen Rice and brother Charles Knight.

Cremation has taken place and a private family service of interment will take place in Meaford at a later date.

If so desired and as your expression of sympathy, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

JAMES, Paul Thomas James - Obituary | Print |

JAMES, Paul Thomas - (W.W. II Veteran - Royal Canadian Navy) (Member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch # 488, Brechin)

James_PaulSuddenly at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Sunday, September 21st, 2014; at the age of 90.

Paul James, of Orillia and formerly of Big Cedar Estates, beloved husband of the late Sheila Jessie James (nee: Davidson). Special companion of Marj McCurrach.

Loving father of David (Joanne) of Markham, Gary (Patricia) of Cobourg, Brian (Wendie) of Mississauga.

Grandfather of Mathew (Beverley), Steven (Colleen), Mark (Ashley), Adam (Wynne), Erin (Stephen), Tracy (Patrick), Tara (Keith) and great grandfather of 14.

Brother of the late Marjorie Warner. Lovingly remembered by nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Service will take place in Orillia on Friday, September 26th. Interment in Orillia.

If desired, Memorial Donations to the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.

LEDUC, Velma Sylvia Leduc - Obituary | Print |

LEDUC, Velma Sylvia –

Leduc_VelmaPassed away at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie on Saturday, September 20th 2014 in her 89th year.

Beloved wife of the late Al.

Dear mother of Michelle Gerberg and her husband Stephen of Innisfil.

Loving grandmother of Adam (Ashley) and Jennifer (Buddy).

Dear sister of Ruth Bradley, Norma Simmons and sister-in-law of Rose Cadeau and Betty Bowles.

A memorial service will be held in Stroud on Friday, September 26th. Cremation has taken place.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Simcoe or to the Canadian Cancer Society.

MCDOUGALL, Alexander 'Alex' McDougall - Obituary | Print |

MCDOUGALL, Alexander 'Alex' -

Peacefully, at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, on Saturday, September 20th, 2014, in his 84th year.

Alex McDougall of Barrie, beloved husband of Rita McCullough, and the late Eunice (nee Geensen). Loving father of Jo-Ellen Jones and grandaughter of Cristine (predeceased) and Jacqueline and Michael of Holland.

Dear brother of Marvin of Oro Station and Myrna Scott Parker of Hillsdale. Will be sadly missed by Rita's 8 children, his nieces, nephews and their families.

Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Interment in Oro Medonte.

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

SEIFERT, Darko Seifert - Obituary | Print |

SEIFERT, Darko, P.Eng. -

October 30, 1938 - September 20, 2014

Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his three girls.

Beloved husband of 49 years of Mirjana.

Loving father of Mirna (Mark Hansen) and Irena. Cherished Dedo of Ella and Jack.

Adored brother of Vlasta (Mladen Seidl). Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral Mass at St. Gabriel's Parish, 670 Sheppard Ave. E., on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Opera Company would be appreciated.

SIMPSON, Carol Susan (Saunders) Simpson - Obituary | Print |

SIMPSON, Carol Susan (nee Saunders) -

Simpson_Carol(Longtime member of the Orillia Quota Club)

Passed peacefully with family by her side at the Ottawa Heart Institute on Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at the age of 65.

Predeceased by her husbands Roland Weiser and Richard Simpson and her parents William and Hazel Everett.

Loving sister of Glen Everett of London, Ontario and Todd (Kathleen) Everett of Ottawa. Cherished aunt of Jason, Victoria and Ashley.  Sadly missed by Aunt Guffy Pidd of Windsor, Ontario and many cousins.

The service will be held in Orillia on Wednesday, September 24th. Cremation to follow. Inurnment at a later date.

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Orillia Quota Club or the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated.

DUNLOP, Blair Belford Everett Dunlop - Obituary | Print |

DUNLOP, Blair Belford Everett -

Born in Owen Sound on September 30, 1960, a son of the late Nolan and Wilda (née Boyle) Dunlop, Blair passed away peacefully while unexpectedly at his residence in Bognor on Friday, September 19, 2014 at the age of 53.

Blair will be remembered as the loved father of Cory Dunlop, at home in Bognor, and Marina Dunlop of Owen Sound, and as the devoted grandfather to her children Aubrey and Kobe. He will be remembered also by the children’s mother Marion of Virginia.

Blair was a brother of Kirby Dunlop and Pat of Woodford and Karen Gibbons of Owen Sound. He was predeceased also by his brothers Ricky Dunlop and Brian ‘Joe’ Dunlop and will be remembered as a special uncle by his nieces and nephews Sasha, Sheena, and Jed and by his grand niece Shy-Ann.

Blair will also be recalled fondly by his several aunts and uncles and by their families.

Funeral services will be held in Meaford on Wednesday, September 24th with interment and committal to follow.

If so desired and as your expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

HUNT, Muriel Catherine (Hurst) Hunt - Obituary | Print |

HUNT, Muriel Catherine (nee Hurst) -

Hunt_MurielBorn in Charlottetown in 1934 left this life peacefully on Friday, September 19th, 2014 with her family about her.


At her request a private family interment was held.


To the nurses at Stevenson Memorial of which, she always considered herself a part, our sincere thanks.


If so desired, donations made in her memory to the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation, would be appreciated.


We celebrate a life given to the care of others.

JOHNSTON, Maurice Johnston - Obituary | Print |

JOHNSTON, Maurice - (31 years Canadian General Electric)

Johnston_MauricePassed away on Friday, September 19, 2014 at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie at the age of 83.

Predeceased by six brothers and one sister. Husband of Patricia Johnston. Father of Donald (Kathryn) and Sean (Heather).Grandfather of Timothy and Derek.

Member of the Barrie Toastmasters Club, Barrie Camera Club, Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technologists and Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Former member of the Barrie Airport Development Committee.

Maurice enjoyed family, friends & neighbors, computers, flying and photography.

A memorial service will take place in Barrie on Saturday, September 27th.

Special thanks to Dr Michael McConvey & Hospice Simcoe.

Donations can be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Scholarship Fund.

LEX, Erna Lex - Obituary | Print |

LEX, Erna -

Passed away suddenly on September 19, 2014 of a heart attack at the age of 81, surrounded by friends.

Predeceased by her husband Fritz Lex of 25 years (1982) and Udo Modl, her long-time companion of 25 years (2008).

She will be sadly missed by her children; Rick Lex and Petra Lex-Berube and their spouses, Anke and Shamus and her grandchildren; Nina, Bowie and Sale.

Erna will be remembered dearly by many extended relatives and friends in Canada and Germany, who’s lives she touched by her generosity and kindness.

The funeral service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the Immaculate Conception Church, North Adjala

Donations if desired may be made to Immaculate Conception Parish.

RANSOME, Thomas James Ransome - Obituary | Print |

RANSOME, Thomas James -

After a long, hard battle, passed away peacefully at Spencer House, Orillia on Friday, September 19, 2014.

Tom (T.J.) Ransome, formerly of Stouffville, was in his 69th year.

Survived by his wife Jo-Anne. Father of Jennifer De Jesus and her husband Ralph of Markham and Lisa Kavanagh and her husband Rod of Innisfil. Poppa of Connor, Kieran, Luke and Renee.

Cremation has taken place.

ROACH, Harold Dickson Roach - Obituary | Print |

ROACH, Harold Dickson -

March 7, 1949 - September 19, 2014.

With great sadness we announce the passing of Harold (Hal) Dickson Roach, at the age of 65.

Raised in Toronto and Barrie, a graduate of Queen's University, Hal had a brilliant mind and tenacious spirit. Hal enjoyed satisfying careers in financial services, federal corrections, and municipal government.

The proud father of three sons Jonathan (married to Elisa), Christopher (Angela), Andrew (Janet) with former spouses Mariane (nee Yorga) and Ginny (nee Boutelier). Hal was a supportive and loving brother to sisters Patricia Saso and Susan Fenlon (Banush).

Hal enjoyed his grandchildren Aurora, Thomas, and Isaac and was cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Hal enjoyed swimming skiing fishing as well as hunting and camping of which he shared many memories. Hal will be missed by long-standing friends and extended family. Hal is predeceased by parents, Madeleine and Harold Roach.

A memorial service to be announced.

STONE, Erma Loverda Stone - Obituary | Print |

STONE, Erma Loverda -

Passed away peacefully September 19, 2014 at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie.

Loving wife of 68 1/2 years to the late John Stone. Sadly missed by her daughters Jan Stone-Young (Ron) of Innisfil and Jackie Stone-Gofton (Bill) of Sharon.

Erma was the head of five generations; she was a proud grandmother of Rick (Kate), Laurie and Kim, great grandmother of Holly (Rich), Ashley (Ryan) and Chris (mother Lorna) and great great grandmother of Bayleigh and Mitchell.

At Erma's request cremation has taken place and a celebration of both mom and dad's lives will be held at a later date.

If so desired donations may be made to Hospice Simcoe or to the RVH Cancer Care Centre.

TEMOLDER, Antoon 'Tony' Temolder - Obituary | Print |

TEMOLDER, Antoon 'Tony' -

Passed away suddenly at the Farm, September 19, 2014, in his 88th year.

Beloved husband of the late Engelina (Hummelink) Temolder.

Cherished father of Murray & Lynda, the late Henry & Pauline (Joe), Nancy & Mike all of Elmvale.  Lovingly remembered by Bryan (Olivia), Angela (David), Heather (Brad), Michael (Kelsey), Kevin (Jessica), Amanda, Joey, Sarah and Jeffrey (Shelby). Great gradfather of Jack & Braelynn.

Survived by sister Anne of the Netherlands. Predeceased by Bernard, Herman, Riek, John and Marie.

Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Elmvale on Wednesday, September 24th at 11 a.m.

Memorial Donations to the Diabetes Association or the Elmvale Life Labs would be appreciated.

THORN, Robert Gordon Thorn - Obituary | Print |

THORN, Robert Gordon -

Of Pefferlaw, Ontario died peacefully at home on September 19, 2014 in his 94th year.

Born March 31, 1921 in Millbrook to George and Annabelle (Nicholson) Thorn, he was the first child of 10 children. Raised on the home farm, Gordon left to work at neighbouring farms and then joined the Royal Canadian Air Force #R187978 in 1942, serving in Prince Rupert and Langara Island, BC.

Gordon and Hilda married in 1946 and raised their four children in Unionville, Ontario. Gordon was self-made man. He started delivering milk and groceries in Toronto and then he purchased a mobile feed mixer and built the business to five grinders. He then brought the feed mill in Newmarket and Stroud to formulate feed for animals. This is where his talents grew. Without any formal training, Gordon began custom formulation of feeds, based on the unique needs of the farm and herd. His knowledge has grown into a legacy of feed formulation that is on the edge of new approaches to animal health.

Upon his retirement Gordon put his knowledge of health into counselling people in the use of vitamin and mineral supplements for health challenges and terminal illness. It was one of his last tasks to create a handout on “Your Health is in your Hands."

Gordon will be missed by his family and friends as well as many others for his independence of thought and life and his willingness to help nature and people wherever he could.

“What is the terror of death, That we die our work incomplete.
What is the joy of life, To die knowing our task is done”.

Survived by wife Hilda (Smith) and his children Gwen Turner (Ed Joseph) of Minden, Arlene Thorn (Joe O’Hearn) of Thunder Bay, Carson Thorn (Margaret Thorn) of Woodville and Christine Smith of Oakwood. Also 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren pre-deceased by one great grandchild.

Survived by his sisters Helen (George) Gaerttner, Ruth (Charles) Hodges, pre-deceased by Marion (Percy) Bothwell, Harold (Dorothy) Thorn, Edwin (Willamean) Thorne, Evelyn (Russell) Clark, John (June) Thorn, Allan Thorn, Margaret (Donald) Dunford.

Funeral service, September 27th at Beacan Presbyterian Church, 413 Simcoe St., Beaverton with visitation from 12 noon until time of service at 1 P.M., with a light lunch following till 3 P.M.  Family only interment to follow.

If so desired memorial donations to Beacan Presbyterian Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

WILLIAMSON, Murray John Williamson - Obituary | Print |

WILLIAMSON, Murray John - P. Ag.

Williamson_MurrayPassed away peacefully on September 19, 2014 with family by his side.

Survived by devoted and loving wife Carol. Proud father of David, Diane (Steve), Mary and Chris (Victoria).

Grandpa of Tonia, Lee, Katie, Andrea, Emily and Adelynn. A very special great grandpa and uncle to many.

Brother of Tom Williamson and predeceased by his sister June MacMillan.

Murray will be fondly remembered by family and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held in Alliston on Wednesday, September 24th. Reception to follow. Cremation has taken place.

Memorial donations in Murray's memory to the Alzheimer's Society of Simcoe County would be appreciated by the family.

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