Passed away peacefully in Orillia on Saturday, March 15, 2014 in her 89th year.
Predeceased by her husband, Doug (2006) and daughter Heather (1996). Remembered by her daughter Linda (Paul) Middaugh, her grandchildren Tara (Denton) Bonney, Jason (Sienna) Middaugh, Carolyn Prouse, and Suzanne (Joshua) Prouse, and her great grandchildren Peja, Peyton, Echo, Kobe, +1.
After attending Teachers’ College as a teenager, Martha became a proud member of the first graduating class of University of Toronto’s Bach. of Music program. She encouraged the love of music in both her work and play especially with young people including her grade 1 students, church choirs, private music students, and her children and grandchildren.
Well known for her eccentric gifts, Martha was an extremely creative person excelling at many different crafts. She spent much of her adult life producing a number of great works of art often using her love of both nature and Digby, N.S. as her subjects. She started oil painting in her 20’s creating a large number of proudly displayed canvases. Thirty years later she moved to painting beautifully detailed porcelain projects.
Always having a knitting project in her hands, Martha knit many intricate sweaters many of which have been shared throughout the family. The world was better for her wide smile and her unique comments.
We would like to thank Fran Kunce-Rae and her staff (Barrie) and the Barrington Retirement Home staff (Barrie) for their understanding and patience during the first part of her 10 year journey with Alzheimer’s and The Leacock Care Centre staff (Orillia) for allowing Martha to finish this journey with dignity and grace. We are also extremely grateful to Paul for helping to orchestrate the past 10 years with generosity and love.
Cremation has taken place. There will be a graveside service in Toronto in the Spring.
If desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Barrie would be appreciated.
With family by his side, passed away on March 15, 2014, at Matthews House Hospice following complications from recent heart surgery.
Predeceased by his oldest son Dale; brother Dorwin and sister in-law Wendy (nee Hackett). Devoted and loving husband of Gail (nee Jevons) for 56 years. Proud father of Daryn (Sheila), Christopher (Sue) and Chal (Dawn).
Adoring and loving grandfather of 6 grandchildren. Art will be missed by many family and friends.
Born June 24, 1935, Art was the eldest son of Minford and Nellie Storey. He married his high school sweet heart in 1958 and together they were the proud parents of four sons.
After 35 years of teaching, Art turned his time and energy to his community. A lifetime member of the Alliston Legion, Art was very involved in the planning and construction of the F. M. Walker Veterans and Seniors Villa and the Alliston Cenotaph. Most recently he had turned his efforts to saving the Memorial Arena.
Family will receive friends at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 171, 111 Dufferin St. S Alliston, on Tuesday March 25, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. with a Memorial Service beginning at 1:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Reception to follow.
If so desired, memorial donations in Art's memory to the Alliston Cenotaph Fund or The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 171, would be appreciated by the family.
It is with a sense of sadness that the family of Don Bodiam announce his passing, on March 14, 2014 at Raglan Village, Collingwood in his 90th year.
Don of Toronto, Smith Falls and Stayner, beloved husband of Helen (nee Campbell) for 67 years. Dear father of Bruce, Brian (Lorene) and Kevin (Melinda).
He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Taeya (Robert), Blake, Ryan (Melissa), Justin, Shawn and great grandchild Daniel. Predeceased by his parents Albert and Edna.
Don was very active with the West Toronto Optomist Club, where he made many close friends. Formerly, with CP Rail for 42 wonderful years. Served in the Royal Canadian Navy aboard the HMS Rosthern during WWII.
The Family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff of the Raglan Village for their exceptional care, loving support and warm compassion.
Funeral Service will be held at the Brethren in Christ Church, 1152 Sixth Line North, Clearview Township (North of County Road 91) on Tuesday March 18, 2014 at 11 a.m. Spring interment.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances to the Salvation Army would be appreciated by Don’s family.
Entered into rest at the Georgian Bay General Hospital on Friday, March 14, 2014 at the age of 62 years.
Cherished wife of Wayne. Loving mother of G.W. (Meg Chapman). Predeceased by her daughter MaKala and parents Manley and Ella May Lesperance.
Dear sister of Patsey Sweet (John), Deannie McClung (Murray), the late Leonard Lesperance (survived by Merle), Rosanne LeClair (Dalton), Joan Scott (Fred Leadbetter) and Greg Lesperance (Sue Laliberte).
Devoted sister-in-law of Margaret Kirdeikis, the late William King, Reginald King (Judy), Dale King, the late Bernard King, Georgina Gage and Mark King (Sydney). Aunt Shirley will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great nephews.
Passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 14, 2014 at the age of 74.
Frank, beloved husband of Jane (nee Mitchell). Loving brother-in-law of Ron (Gail) and Cindy (Gary).
Cherished uncle of Rebecca (Mark), Cale (Ashley) and Jason. Dear friend of Barb Brooks.
Special thanks to the Odette Cancer Centre-Sunnybrook Hospital, Dr. Stokreff, Canadain Cancer Society, our neighbours and Bayshore Nurses especially Pat for all of their care and support during Frank's illness.
A Celebration of Frank's life will be held at a later date.
If desired, Memorial Donations to the Canadain Cancer Society, Odette Cancer Centre-Sunnybrook Hospital or the Charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Our wonderful Dad, Grandad and Husband, passed away peacefully with the love of his family by his side. Gord was a gentle and kind man, a true Gentleman to all who knew him. Gord was a very caring and involved father and Grandad, and a most dedicated husband to the love of his life for more than 65 years.
Gord Tranters’ professional passion was teaching. After achieving his qualifications as an Electrician, Gord moved on to the Provincial Institute of Trades thus acquiring his degree in teaching, from there he was involved in the development of the technical wing at Collingwood Collegiate Institute and remaining there for the next 25 years as CCI’s technical director and Electrical teacher.
Gord will be truly missed by his wife Kay whom he so graciously cared for over the past several years, His loving sons Kim and his wife Julie, Bruce and his wife Cindy. His Granchildren Claire(Brendan), Maddy, Emilie and Spencer.
Sadly predeceased by his Grandaughter Lindsay. Gord is survived by his brother Ken and his wife Jeanette and their family.
A private family service will held in Collingwood, followed by a Celebration of Life at the Royal Canadian Legion 490 Ontario Street, Saturday March 22nd from 1PM until 3PM with reflections at 1:30 PM.
Donations in memory of Gord may be made to Hospice Georgian Triangle or to Sunset Manor Home for the Aged.
Passed away at Hillcrest Village, Midland on Friday, March 14th, 2014, in her 99th year.
Alyce Watson beloved wife of the late Gordon Watson. Dear mother of Robert "Bob" Watson and his wife Lorraine.
Cherished Nana of Paul and his wife Lisa, Kathy and her husband Paul Gerow. Loving G.G. of Garrett, Kylar, Reid, Allie and Boyd. Sister of June Walton and the late Bruce Manson. She will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the Nicholls Funeral Home, 330 Midland Ave., Midland on Tuesday, March 18th from 6-9 p.m.
A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, March 19th at 11 a.m. Spring interment.
If desired, memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would appreciated.
Passed away under the loving and compassionate care provided at Spencer House, Orillia on Friday March 14, 2014 in his 93rd year.
Beloved husband of the late Doreen Shaver (nee Venning). Loving father of David (Nancy), and Pegi (Stanley Havelka predeceased). Dear grandfather of Michael, Steven, Andrea, Christopher, and 9 great grandchildren.
Clare joined the Navy in 1941 as an ordinary seaman, serving in WWII, progressing through various promotions until retirement as Lieutenant Commander in 1967. For a number of years he served as manager for the Orillia Chamber of Commerce.
Cremation has taken place and his ashes will be buried at sea by the Royal Canadian Navy. At Clare's request there will not be a visitation or service.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Spencer House.
Peacefully, with her family by her side, at her residence, Orillia, on Thursday, March 13th, 2014, in her 74th year.
Mary Grigg, of Orillia, beloved wife of the late Charles Grigg. Loving mother of Donna Desantos, Julie (Dino) Grigg Mori both of Orillia and Earl (Jennifer) Grigg of Port Severn.
Also loved grandmother of Amanda Lynn and Tessa Dawn Desantos and Sydney and Emily Maybee. Dear sister of Vera Wallace, John (Iris) McMillan, Ann (John) Burton, Joe McMillan, Loretta (Ron) McLean, Alex McMillan, Kenneth (predeceased) McMillan, Patrick (Margaret) McMillan and Charlie McMillan.
Mary will be survived by her many nieces, nephews and their families.
Cremation has taken place. Friends and relatives will be received at the Church On The Hill, 96 Quinn Ave.,Orillia on Tuesday, March 18th 2014 from 11 am until time of Memorial Service at 1 pm.
If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Liver Foundation would be appreciated.
Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at his residence in Perkinsfield on Thursday March 13th, 2014 at the age of 85 years.
Beloved husband of the late Beatrice Marchildon (née Robitaille). Loving father of Susan Buckland (Jon), Betty Robitaille (Roger), Ken Marchildon (Sue) and Brad Marchildon (Monique).
Cherished Pépère of Joel, Pierre, Aaron, Nicole, Blair, Zacharie, Nicolas, Maija and great Pépère of Hayden, Gavin, Sébastien, Sydnee, Nolan, Jamaya, Rory and Avery.
Son of the late Arthur and Eleanor Marchildon. Dear brother of Irma Desjardins (Bob) and predeceased by Marie Vallée, Grace McGuire, Fernande Lefaive, Jeanne Roman, Etienne, Curly (Bernard), Pete (Valmore) and Gus (Wilfred).
Dear brother-in-law of Willard and Bibianne Robitaille and Anita and Fred Nishman.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Church, Perkinsfield on Monday March 17th at 2 p.m. Spring interment.
If desired, memorial donations to the Georgian Bay General Hospital Cancer Support Centre or to Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Special thank you to Dr. Bruno Golisky and staff from CCAC and Revera.
Katie has fought for so long, overcoming everything life had to throw at her. Staying strong and happy every step of the way. Unfortunately her little body couldn’t fight any longer, she peacefully passed away with her family by her side at the Toronto General Hospital in Toronto on Thursday, March 13th, 2014 in her 30th, year.
Cherished daughter of Leslie and Janet McBride. Loving sister of Kelly McBride-Fowler (Nathan).
Loving aunt of Jaiden May and Jaxson. Grand-daughter of the late George & Ella McBride and May & Bruce Middlebrook. She was loved by many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.
Special thanks to all the nurses at Soldiers Memorial Hospital Dialysis Unit, the ICU and Dr. Lam and Dr Polopalus.
The service will be held in Bracebridge on Wednesday, March 19th. Spring interment.
Donations may be made to the Soldiers Memorial Hospital “Dialysis Unit” or the charity of your choice.