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COWARD, Joan (Hood) Coward - Obituary | Print |

COWARD, Joan (nee Hood) -

Coward_JoanPeacefully surrounded by her family at the I.O.O.F. Seniors home, Barrie on August 16th 2014.

Beloved wife of the late Thomas Coward. Dear mother of Terry Coward (Eileen), Robin MacIsaac ( late Eddy), and Vicky Sist (late Dennis). Survived by sister Gwenneth Buker (Glen).

Proud Gram of Jamie (Nichole), Larry, Erin (Steve), Damian (Michelle), Dawn (Jean), Melena (Aaron), and Mandy (Justin). Great GG of Laurin, Kharessa, Cailin, Tommy, Clayton, Hayden, Noah, Maxim, Elliott, Lewis, Eleanor, Arthur and Etta.

Sadly missed by many other dear family members and friends.

A service celebrating Joan's life will take place at St. Johns Anglican Church in Craighurst, Ontario on Thursday August 21st starting at 1 pm. Visitation at the church one hour prior to service. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations in Joan's memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada and are greatly appreciated.

DAVIS, Mary Ada (O'Donnell) Davis - Obituary | Print |

DAVIS, Mary Ada (nee O'Donnell) -

Davis_MaryAt the Toronto General Hospital on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the age of 76.

Mary Davis of Orillia, beloved wife of Ken Davis.

Loving mother of Martin Cooke (Heather), Stephen Cooke (Connie), Christine Bennett (Ronald) and Denise Smeaton (Drew).

Loved by 9 grandchildren & 3 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Fay Hannah, Lois Bailey (predeceased), Kathleen Thompson & Valerie Brown.

The funeral arrangements are yet to be determined.

If desired, memorial donations to St. James’ Anglican Church, Orillia, would be appreciated by the family.

LONGLADE, Doreen Longlade - Obituary | Print |

LONGLADE, Doreen -

Longlade_DoreenPassed suddenly at the Royal Victoria Hospital on August 16th, 2014 in her 74th year.

Doreen was a proud and loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and best friend to many. She will be greatly missed by her daughter Susan Marsan, son-in-law Marc Marsan and grandchildren Amanda and Brittany.

She will never be forgotten by her sister Diane Wright, brother in law Bill, and her nieces and nephew Donna, Kathy and Rob, as well as, her many extended family members and friends. Doreen has touched the hearts of so many around her, she will always be a part of us.

With her passing she will be greeted in heaven by her brother John Floyd, her parents Clarence and Isabel Floyd and late husband Ron Longlade.

A memorial service will be held in Midland on Saturday, August 23rd. To follow will be a Celebration of life at The Royal Canadian Legion at 196 Queen St, Midland.

If desired memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated by the family.

God saw you getting tired, And the cure was not to be, So He whispered, “Come with me”. You suffered much in silence, Your spirit did not bend, You faced your struggles with courage, Until the very end. You tried so hard to stay with us, Your fight was not in vain, God took you in his loving arms And saved you from more pain.

LYNN, Maxine Joyce Lynn - Obituary | Print |

LYNN, Maxine Joyce - (1931 - 2014)

Lynn_MaxinePassed away at Trillium Manor surrounded by her family on Saturday, August 16th, 2014.

Beloved wife of the late Cecil Lynn. Devoted mother of Karen Poltorak (Paul) and Judy Wilkie (Joe) all of Orillia.

Loving nanny of Jennifer Currie (Paul predeceased), Christopher Poltorak, Jason Oliver (Christine) and Andrea Oliver (Andrew Dean).

Survived by her sister Phyllis Haverfield of Fordwich and predeceased by her brothers Keith & Budd Ridley. Fondly remembered by Ashley, Angela, Liam and Jack Wilkie.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Trillium Manor (Ramara Unit) for their exceptional care & compassion.

The funeral service will take place in Orillia on Wednesday, August 20th. Interment in Orillia.

If desired, memorial donations to the Orillia S.P.C.A. or the Alzheimer Society would be gratefully appreciated.

MCLELLAN, Danny Roy McLellan - Obituary | Print |

MCLELLAN, Danny Roy -

McLellan_DannyPeacefully, with his girls by his side, passed away on August 16, 2014 at Matthews House Hospice, Alliston.

Loving husband of Sheila. Cherished dad of Jennifer and Lindsay.

Friend and father in-law of Matt and Aaron.

Proud and loving Grandpa of Jack and Rebecca, Carter and Julia.

Danny will be fondly remembered by Marion and family, friends and co-workers.

Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Danny's Life will be held at a later date.

If so desired, memorial donations to Matthews House Hospice would be greatly appreciated by the family.

REIDEL, Charles Peter Reidel - Obituary | Print |

REIDEL, Charles Peter - (Retired Controller at T.R.W.)

Passed away at the Villa Care Centre, Midland on Saturday, August 16th, 2014, in his 80th year.

Charlie Reidel of Midland, beloved husband of Constance "Connie" Reidel. Dear father of Ginny and her partner Maurizio, Dan and his wife Melanie, Tim and his wife Shannon and Amelia (Amy).

Loving grandpa of Olivier, Thatcher, Odessa, Reilly and his future grandson. Brother of Sandra, Jo-Anne and Janice.

He will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, extended family and his friends.

The family will receive friends in Midland on Tuesday, August 19th.

If desired, memorial donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society or Shelter Now would be appreciated.

CHAHLEY, Rosalie Mary (Curtin) Chahley - Obituary | Print |

CHAHLEY, Rosalie Mary (nee Curtin) -

Chahley_RosaliePassed peacefully with her children by her side on Friday, August 15th, 2014 at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital at the age of 69.

Beloved wife of Clive. Loving mother of Stephanie (Jonathan), Stephen and Krista. Dear stepmother of Shawn and Clayton.

Cherished grandmother of Jonathan, Andrew, Alex and Emma. Beloved sister of Gerard (Andree), Austin (Marilyn), Clara, Brian, and Yvonne (Calvin).

Predeceased by parents, Clare and Madeline Curtin. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Church of the Guardian Angels, 115 West St. N., Orillia on Thursday morning, August 21st at 10 o'clock.

If desired, memorial donations to Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

CROWELL, Mercedi Sydney Sharon Crowell - Obituary | Print |

CROWELL, Mercedi Sydney Sharon -

Passed away tragically at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto on Friday, August 15, 2014 at the young age of 18.

She was the much loved daughter of Fenton Crowell and will be lovingly remembered by his partner Joanne of Meaford and also by her mother Juanita Chandler (Rob) of Owen Sound.

Mercedi was the treasured sister and devoted aunt of Mandy Crowell of Meaford and her daughter Storm, Christopher Crowell of Owen Sound, Miranda Crowell and her partner Nick Dignard of Meaford and son Cameron, and Joseph Crowell, also of Meaford.

She will be recalled as a cherished granddaughter by Clayton and Nancy Crowell of Meaford and Patricia (late Terry) Chandler of Orillia. She will be fondly recalled as a dear niece by her several aunts and uncles and cousin to their families.

A private family funeral service will be conducted in Meaford followed by cremation and a public memorial gathering celebrating Mercedi’s life will be announced later.

If so desired and as your expression of sympathy and in keeping with Mercedi’s love of animals, donations to your favourite Animal Shelter or Humane Society or Sunnybrook Foundation ‘Ross Tilley Burn Centre’ would be appreciated.

EDGAR, Sylvia Marie Edgar - Obituary | Print |

EDGAR, Sylvia Marie -

Edgar_SylviaPassed away peacefully at home on Friday, August 15, 2014 with her family by her side.

Beloved wife of the late Allan Edgar. Loved mother of Tom (Janette), Jeff (Liz), Bob (Chantelle), Dan (Son), Kara (Dave Mclauchlan).

Loving grandma of Joe, Jenna, Kyle, Sierra, Sebastien, Zak, Nicholas, Luke and Selena. Sister of Gerry and Dennis Moon.

Sylvia will be sadly missed by the Edgar families, nieces, nephews and many friends.

Cremation has taken place. A Private Service will be held at a later date.

If so desired, memorial donations in Sylvia's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

MACKENZIE, William ‘Willy’ Gladstone MacKenzie - Obituary | Print |

MACKENZIE, William ‘Willy’ Gladstone -

MacKenzie_WillyPassed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Friday, August 15th, 2014 in his 64th year.

Willy MacKenzie of Ramara, beloved husband of Audrey MacKenzie. Loving father of Kevin (Tracy) MacKenzie of Gravenhurst, Kim (Graham) Robertson of Orillia, and Jason MacKenzie of Gravenhurst.

Proud grandfather of his only granddaughter Morgan. Predeceased by his parents Robert and Violet MacKenzie.

Dear brother of John (Janice), Barb, late Wayne, late Ron (Libby). Dear brother in law of John Robinson (Terry) of B.C., Dave Robinson (Gaetanne) of Coldwater, Bill Robinson (Joanne) of Winnipeg, Robert Robinson (Laurie) of Coldwater and Deborah (Chris Sauve) of Coldwater. Dear friend of Darlene Osborne of Orillia.

Willy will be greatly missed by his nieces, nephews, furry companions Molly, Ruby and Kat; also by his many family and friends.

Cremation has taken place. At the family’s request, no visitation or services will be held at this time. A celebration of Willy’s life will be held at a later date.

As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital.

MCELREA, Ruth Elsie McElrea - Obituary | Print |

MCELREA, Ruth Elsie -

McElrea_RuthPassed at Midland on Friday, August 15th, 2014, in her 94th year.

Ruth McElrea beloved wife of Willard McElrea.

Dear mother of Lori, daughter of Jack and Elsie Rutherford, sister of June Riley and Joyce Rutherford (all predeceased).

Best friend of cousin Ethel Miller.

She will be fondly remembered by all her family.

Ruth was a life long sports enthusiast. She was a founding member and proud inductee of the Midland Sports Hall of Fame.

A graveside service will be held in Midland on Friday, August 22nd.

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

SWANEK, Edward Swanek - Obituary | Print |

SWANEK, Edward -

Peacefully passed at Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, Orillia on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 79 years of age.

Beloved husband of late Patricia (nee Lee). Loving father of late Vicki (Klaus) Griese, Wendy (Dante) Ruffolo, Michael (Rose), Pat (Bev), Brian (Susan), Dan (Pam), Sharon (Steve) Heilemann and Michelle (Rob) Capobianco.

Lovingly remembered by 27 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Dear brother of late John (Irene), Stella Crommarty, late Wallace (Betty), Sophie Swanek and late Walter.

Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Martyrs of Japan Church, 167 Essa St., Bradford on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 11 a.m. followed by cremation.

In Ed’s memory, donations may be made to the Cardiac Unit at Southlake Regional Health Centre.

WELLS, Bruce Sutherland Wells - Obituary | Print |

WELLS, Bruce Sutherland -

May 3rd. 1921 - August 15th. 2014

He died peacefully in his own home in Collingwood. He will be missed by his children and grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers a donation to the Nature Conservancy of Canada would be appreciated - this was one of his many passions!.

BARROW, Marsha (Booth) Barrow Obituary | Print |

BARROW, Marsha J. (nee Booth) -

Peacefully on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at the age of 63.

Beloved mother of Jennifer Barrow and her husband Marco Michelucci. Cherished grandmother of Amelia Rose and Lennon Michelucci.

Loving sister of Christine McBride (Mark), Catharine Todd (Jay) and Bob Booth. Fondly remembered by Bill Barrow.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial Service to be held at a later date in Owen Sound.

If desired, donations in Marsha's memory may be made to Dorothy Ley Hospice or the Georgian Bay Garden Club.

BIKUS, Joanne (Lee) Bikus - Obituary | Print |

BIKUS, Joanne (Lee) -

At Clinton Public Hospital on Thursday, August 14, 2014.

Joanne (Lee) Bikus of RR#1 Bayfield and formerly of West Lorne in her 74th year. Beloved wife of Bill Bikus for 53 years.

Predeceased by her son Jeff Bikus. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Leean & Byron Richardson of Ridgetown.

Cherished by three granddaughters Rachel, Sarah and Tess.

At Joanne's Request cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or funeral.

CARR, Walter Lawson Carr - Obituary | Print |

CARR, Walter Lawson -

Carr_WalterPassed away at Orillia Soldier’s Memorial on Wednesday, August 13, 2014.

Born on July 21, 1932 in St. Catharines to the late George and Isobel Carr. Walter was raised in St. Davids and later moved to Matchedash, Simcoe County in 1972.

He is survived by his loving wife Tineke Carr (nee den Bak). Dear father of David and his wife Carla Kilpela, Judy and her husband Glenn Howard and Tom and his wife Kathy-Anne.

Devoted grandfather to Matthew Carr and his fiancé Victoria Grenkie, Jessica Carr, Scott Howard and Carly Howard.

Walter retired as Quarry Manger of Lafarge, formerly known as Allen G. Cook in Tay Township. He served 2 terms as Reeve of Matchedash Township, sat on the Area Planning Board of Couchiching and was formerly the Roads Chairman for Simcoe County.

He loved curling and shuffle board.  Tineke and Walter enjoyed time together travelling in their RV to all of the Canadian provinces and all but 3 states in the U.S. His good sense of humour, practical jokes and patience will be missed by all.

Special thanks to the Drs, nurses and staff for their care and assistance during Walter’s decline.

A celebration of his life will be held at the Coldwater Curling Club, 9 Michael Ann Drive on Sunday, August 24th from 2-5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Lung Association or Orillia Soldier’s Memorial Hospital would be appreciated.

HALL, Flossie Hall - Obituary | Print |

HALL, Flossie -

Hall_FlossieDied peacefully on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at the I.O.O.F. Seniors Home, Barrie in her 97th year.

Flossie of Wasaga Beach, beloved wife of the late Albert Hall for over 63 years. Loving mother of Terry (Ruth), the late Robert (Glenda), Trudy (Dominic Grenci) and Joan Snow.

Cherished grandmother of Jeremy, Grant, Joshua, Alicia, Jessica, Heather, Travis, Kyle, Mitchell, Jennifer, Jason, Christie and Andrew and to great grandchildren Shayla, Brianna, Aiden, Thaylia and Mason.

Dear sister of Marguerite Sirr, Jean Sirr and the late Bernice Quinlan, the late Beulah Muir and the late Lenore Gould. She will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to join Flossie’s family on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Terry and Ruth’s home at 1022 Sixth Street, Collingwood from 2 to 4 p.m.

MITCHELL, Judith Ann Mitchell Obituary | Print |

MITCHELL, Judith Ann -

Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre on Thursday, August 14, 2014.

Beloved wife of the late Gary Mitchell.

Dear mother to Kelly and loving grandmother to Mitchell and Lily. Sister to Mike and Lois, the later Peter, and Ted and Gail. Judy will be greatly missed by her nieces, nephews and very cherished friends.

The family will be receiving friends at Hogan's Inn, King City, on Sunday, August 24th from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to Southlake Foundation, Palliative Care at 905-836-7333 ext. 5100 or (for online donations, please specify in the comment box that you wish to make the donation to Palliative Care.


ROBITAILLE, Ronald Norman Robitaille - Obituary | Print |

ROBITAILLE, Ronald Norman -

Robitaille_RonIn his 83rd year, died peacefully on Thursday, August 14th with his family by his side.

He is predeceased by his loving wife Frieda, his parents Ernest and Geraldine Robitaille and his brothers Frank and John.

Ronald is survived by his loving sons Paul (Penetanguishene) and Brent/Cathy (Penetanguishene), sisters Peggy Thompson/the late Bud (Penetanguishene), Marjorie John McElroy (Kitchener-Waterloo), and brothers Monsignor Kenneth Robitalle (Toronto), Douglas/Gladys Robitaille (Midland), Stanley/Lyette Robitaille (Florida)and Michael/Isabel Robitaille (New York).

He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Lydia, Miriam, Danielle and Katelyn. He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and friends.

Ronald's family would like to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to Dr. McCutcheon, and the wonderful nurses at Hillcrest Village/Centennial, for their caring, compassion and exceptional care they provided to Ronald. Your support and kindness will never be forgotten.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Margaret's Church, Midland at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers the family would like to request donations to St. Margaret's Church, Martyr's Shrine or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

SAMPSON, Lori Ann Sampson Obituary | Print |

SAMPSON, Lori Ann -

Passed away peacefully in her 51st year on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie.

Beloved wife of Tom. Loving mother of Amanda and Eric.

Adored sister of Joanne and Denise (Bryon McCay). Lori leaves behind many loving family and friends.

Special thanks to the Alliston and Orillia Dialysis Units and the Oncology department of Royal Victoria Hospital.

Memorial service in Alliston on Tuesday, August 19th.

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

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