Died peacefully on Thursday, February 13th, 2014 at The Pines Long Term Care Residence in Bracebridge.
Ruth was born on July 26th, 1916 in Clinton, Ontario and grew up in London where, at 17, she met Mel whom she married in 1940. The war had them living on R.C.A.F. bases in New Brunswick and Manitoba where Mel taught navigation. They settled in London where Mel, an Actuary with the London Life, in time became vice president and general manager.
Ruth as a busy homemaker, active in her community, throughout her life. She was involved in civil defence education, the I.O.D.E., New St. James Church and later as a member of the board of directors of University Hospital.
Ruth and Mel shared an enthusiasm for golf and the London Hunt & Country Club was the centre of their social life. Ruth was known for her positive attitude, her sense of humour and her love of entertaining her many friends. Cooking was her passion and her reputation as a gourmet chef was well deserved. In 1999 Ruth moved to Muskoka where she replaced golf with gardening and long country walks. She enjoyed playing in several bridge clubs with her new friends in Bracebridge.
Ruth was predeceased by her husband Mel in 1988 and in 2004 by her daughter, Mary Jane Iddon (Ron) of Perth, Australia. She is survived by her daughter Barbara Pryce of Bracebridge, her grandchildren Rhys Iddon and Marissa Pidgeon (Andrew) and her great grandsons Benjamin and Lachlan Pidgeon, all of Perth, Australia.
A graveside service was held in London, Ontario on Wednesday, February 19th.
Marie Tucker, surrounded by family, peacefully passed away in Barrie, Ontario on February 13, 2014 in her 82nd year.
Beloved wife of Willis for 62 years, loving mother of Marie (Paul) Sabourin, Sandra (Bob) Bayard, Raymond (Linda) Tucker, Naomi (John) Wolford, Shawn (Tama) Tucker. Survived by sisters Margaret Ford (the late Joe), Frances (Everett) Sampson and predeceased by her sister Olive (Louie) Mercer.
Loving Grandma to 11 grandchildren and Great-Grandma to 4 great- grandchildren.
Marie loved life, loved her family and loved to laugh. She worked 42 years at Canada Post and loved that too. She was an avid Toronto Maple Leafs fan.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Diabetes Association and the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.
Passed into rest at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 at the Toronto General Hospital.
Adored and much loved and only child of John M. (Jack) Glendinning and Brenda Glendinning. Much loved grandson of the late John and Mary Glendinning Sr. of Toronto and Clifford and Hazel Boyd of Kashe Lake.
A service will take place at St James Anglican Church in Gravenhurst at a time and date to be announced. Rev. Peter Simmons officiating. Cremation.
(Founding Member of the Achill Choral Society, Founding Member of the Probus Club of Alliston)
Peacefully at Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston, on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014.
George A. Mara, in his 94th year, husband of the late Lillian Mara and Winnie Mara. Loving father of Peter and his wife Laura, Janet and her husband Gary Moffatt, Sandy and her husband Mike Di Pietro, and the late Susan Severn. Remembered with love by his grandchildren, Todd, Deanna, Lisa, Sherie, Tina, Matthew, Michael, Colin, Bret, and his 11 great- grandchildren. Dear brother of Gord and the late Tom, Eleanor, Margaret, Harold, and Joseph.
Funeral service will be held in Trinity United Church, 37 Centre Street North, Beeton, 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 15th, 2014. Interment, Bolton.
Donations in George's memory to Trinity United Church, Box 44 - 37 Centre St. N., Beeton, Ontario.
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital in his 87th year.
Beloved husband of the late Clara. Loving father of Stephen (Susan) Sprecker, the late Christopher (Christine) Sprecker and Kathy (Bob) Mason.
Cherished grandfather of Angela (Ryan) Nobes, Matt Sprecker, Sam Sprecker, Erin (Sean) Knight, Paige (Darren) Muirhead, Paula Read and Stephen (Michelle) Brennan; great grandfather of Kayla & Kevin Nobes, Marlee, Alex & Jack Sprecker, Ethan, Olivia & Emily Knight, Camden & Bromley Muirhead, Jori Nesbitt and Brody & Bryceland Brennan.
Walter is survived by his sisters Annie & Violet; predeceased by his brother Arthur.
The family wishes to extend thanks to the doctors and nurses at Collingwood G&M for their care and compassion.
As per his wishes cremation has taken place.
Donations in memory of Walter may be made to the Salvation Army or Collingwood General and Marine Hospital.
at Soldier’s Memorial Hospital, Orillia, on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.
Doug Varcoe was the beloved husband of Loretta Rose (Webb) Varcoe of Brechin.
Dear father of Kym Varcoe of Sudbury, Lori Varcoe of Stratford, Bonnie Quinlan of Brechin and Susan Varcoe of Stratford. Grandfather of Kyra, Kaylie, Brett, Aaron, Samantha and great-grandfather of Jayden, Rayah. Brooke and Domenic. Brother of Mary, Ronnie, Helen and Sandra.
A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.
If so desired memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the fam.
With profound sadness, we must announce that Emily died suddenly on February 11, 2014 in Midland, ON.
Beloved wife of 40 years to Grant and wonderful, precious mother to Anne and Thom (Jillian).
Cherished sister to Jenny, Marny, Vicky and John (Carolyn). Dear sister-in-law to Brian (Paula) and Paul. Predeceased by her lovely parents John and Marny Motyer. Adored aunt, cousin and special friend to so many who will miss her deeply.
Born in Toronto, Emily considered Winnipeg her childhood hometown. A proud alumna of Queen's University, she became a lifelong educator, teaching elementary school, offering training in Total Quality Management and working as education coordinator at Huronia Historical Parks. Ever since moving to Midland in 1980 Emily was a pillar of the volunteer community.
Just some of the organizations that benefited were the Midland Nursery School Co-op, Huronia Performing Arts for Children, Wye Marsh Festival, Midland Secondary School Parents' Council and the Friends of Saint Marie. Latterly, she was dedicated to Huronia Players and Hospice Huronia.
She was honoured to receive the June Callwood Circle of Outstanding Volunteers award for her work with Hospice Huronia.
Although she faced many challenges, she did so bravely and cheerfully, always with a kind word for others. Emily worked with the bereaved; how we wish she were here to help with our grief for her.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Huronia or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada would be appreciated.
We will celebrate Emily's life at the Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St., on February 20, 2014 at 1 p.m.
Passed away peacefully after a brief illness in Collingwood, Ontario on February 11, 2014.
Born February 9, 1923 in Alatskivi, Estonia. Beloved wife to the late Hugo Later. Dear mother to Larry (Trish) and Heli (Rene). Cherished grandmother to Nicolas and Harrison. We will forever miss her love and support, but we have many wonderful memories of her long and full life.
The family expresses their sincere appreciation to the staff of Raglan Village where our mother enjoyed her last 2 years of her life. Everyone who knew her cared for her deeply.
The family will hold a private service in the spring as per her wishes.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Collingwood General and Marine Hospital.
Born in Euphrasia Township, a son of the late Merton and Wilma (née Dickie) Pendleton, Doug passed away in Meaford on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at the age of 74.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife Jackqueline “Jacky” (née McInnis) in June 2012.
Doug will be remembered as a loving and supportive father and grandfather of Steve Pendleton of Thornbury and children Kailey and Brett, Dave Pendleton (Frances) of Meaford and children Calvin Almond and Thomas, Mark Pendleton (Julie) also of Meaford and children Marlie and Ally, and Scott Pendleton (Theresa) of Ravenna and children Tyson and Briana.
He is also survived by a sister Donna (John) Fitzsimmons of Rocklyn and a brother Jim (Sandy) Pendleton of Markdale. Doug will be remembered as a brother-in-law of Maurice (Grace) McInnis of Markdale, Les (Pam) McInnis of Walters Falls, and Ken (Sandi) McInnis of Chatsworth. He was also predeceased by a sister-in-law Doris Carbert and brother-in-law Garnet McInnis and is survived by Garnet’s wife Irene.
Cremation has taken place and, in keeping with Doug’s expressed wishes, there will be no public visitation or service. A memorial gathering celebrating Doug’s life will be conducted at a later date to be announced. Interment will take place in Meaford in the spring.
If so desired and as your expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at the Stayner Nursing Home in her 90th year. Ruby of Stayner.
Beloved wife of the late Charles Wilson. Loving mother of Jan and her husband Marcel Lafreniere and Lesley and her husband Bill Priddle.
Loved grandmother of Andy and his wife Shelley, Danielle, Todd and Brittany. Great-grandmother of Kyle, Luke, Lexus, Cody and Ty. Predeceased by her parents Arthur and Florence Scott and her brother Arthur Scott.
Ruby was a dedicated volunteer for many years and will be missed by all who knew her.
A Memorial Service will be held this spring. Cremation with interment in Stayner.
If desired, donations in Ruby’s memory may be made to the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation.
Passed away peacefully on Monday February 10, 2014 at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in her 90th year.
Beloved wife of the late Frederick Angus, dear mother of Brenda (Robert) Ingram, Darlene (Rick) McCoy, late Brian (1994) and his wife the late Joyce (2014), and late Bradley (1965). She will be missed by her grandchildren Shannon (Joe), Brianna, Andrew (Samantha), Aaron, Katherine, Melinda (Randy), and Jason. Dear great-grandmother of Kaylee, Blake, Lynzee, and Todd. Dear sister of Cameron (Jane), late Charlie (late Ida), late Gardner (Helen), late Hazel (Harvey), late Audrey (late Ken); dear sister-in law of Alice and Anna. Also survived by her many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at Hespeler Baptist Church, on Friday, February 14, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. with interment following.
Those who wish may make a memorial donation to Hespeler Baptist Church.
Born May 26, 1933 in Halifax, passed away peacefully February 10th in the loving embrace of his family in Collingwood, Ontario.
David graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1957 and soon after launched Savage Sloan Limited that would become a pre-eminent industrial design firm in Toronto serving clients around the world. David led the design of many notable corporate logos and trademarks including the original logo of his beloved Toronto Blue Jays.
In 1986 David and his lifelong sweetheart Mary Jane (Kohli) retired to their restored farmhouse in Duntroon, Ontario to pursue their long time interest in watercolor painting, gardening and travel. Over the next twenty years they travelled extensively painting as they went and David's art hangs in homes and public spaces throughout the Bahamas, Europe, the U.S. and Canada.
David is predeceased by his son Kevin. He will be missed and fondly remembered by his wife of 56 years Mary Jane, his children Kent (Kathy), Bruce (Celia), Martha (Paul) and daughter in law Elke, grandchildren, Kathleen, Laura, Sara, David, Frank, Connor, Caroline, Madeline and Adam.
He will also be missed by his brother Al and by Barbara Savage, and Barbara and Red Bowman and many nieces and nephews.
There will be a memorial service held Friday March 28, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at All Saints Church, 32 Elgin St. in Collingwood, Ontario.
Donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada are requested in lieu of flowers.