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BOUCHER, Victoria Boucher - Obituary | Print |

BOUCHER, Victoria -

At General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood on Monday, March 10, 2014 in her 43rd year.

Loved partner of John LaChapelle of Stayner.

Cherished mother of Amanda, Natalie, Nathan, Christopher, Joshua, Keith and Jonathan. Loved daughter of Ralph and Colleen Boucher.

Funeral Service will be held Beaverton on Saturday, March 15th.  Interment, Cannington.

If so desired, donations in memory of Victoria can be made to Lupus Foundation of Ontario.

CHAMBERS, Wilma Katheryn 'Win' Chambers - Obituary | Print |

CHAMBERS, Wilma Katheryn 'Win' -

Chambers_WinPeacefully passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014, in her 90th year.

Win, beloved wife of the late Howard Chambers. Loving mother of Bill (Nancy), Gary (Deb) and the late Jackie Gribbon (late Joseph).

Cherished grandmother of Lisa (Bob), D'Arcy (Jan), Michael (Kathleen), Dave (Kelly), Eric (Kandice), Gregory (Amber) and great grandmother of Emily, Garrett, Kenzey and Baron.

She will also be missed by her cousins, nieces and nephews.

Service will take place in Barrie on Thursday, March 1th. Spring interment.

If desired, memorial donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

HAYES, Jim Hayes - Obituary | Print |

HAYES, Jim -

Passed away suddenly at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Monday, March 10, 2014 at the age of 72.

Beloved husband of Pat for 39 years. Loved father of Roger (Monique), Sylvia Hayes, B.J. Hayes, Kim Hayes (Hank), Jamie (Chandra) and Patty Hirschfeld (Ron).

Dear grandfather of 17 and great grandfather of 10. Predeceased by his brothers Fuzz and Morley and his sister Dorothy.

Jim was a loyal 39 year employee at Sarjeants Ready Mix Company. Jim will be missed by all who knew him.

A Celebration of Jim's life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 147, 410 St. Vincent Street, Barrie on Saturday March 15, 2014 at 5 o'clock p.m.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

HOUSTON, John Gordon Houston - Obituary | Print |

HOUSTON, John Gordon -

Entered into rest at the Georgian Bay General Hospital on Monday, March 10, 2014 at the age of 67 years.

Beloved husband of Rosemary (nee Martin).

Dear father of Marc (Rachel Belanger) and James (Sue Hobson). Devoted Grandpa "Grumps" to Annabelle. Cherished son of Bob Houston and the late Louise. Brother of Debbie Damery (predeceased by John) and Curt Houston (Rosita Coker). He will be sadly missed by his dogs T.J. and Cooper.

A celebration of John's life will be held at the Clubhouse of 90 Thompsons Road, Penetanguishene on Saturday, April 5th from 1-6 p.m.

If desired, memorial donations to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.


PERRI, Debbie Anne Perri - Obituary | Print |

PERRI, Debbie Anne -

Perri_DebbiePassed away peacefully at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Monday, March 10th in her 55th year.

Beloved wife of Ron Boon of Innisfil, Ontario.

Loving mother of Robert (Amy) and Brian (Lindsey).

Cherished grandmother of Jackson and Avarie.

Dear sister of Glenn (Debbie) and Donna.

Debbie will be sadly missed by her parents, Paul and Lillian as well as her many friends and family.

As per her wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Debbie's life will be held on Saturday, March 15th at 1:00pm with visitation at 12pm at the Innisfil Community Church 1571 Innisfil Beach Road.

Debbie now soars with the many angels who guided her through her life.

SMITH, Edward George Smith - Obituary | Print |

SMITH, Edward George -

Smith_EdPassed away The Grey-Bruce Hospice in Owen Sound on Monday, March 10, 2014.

Edward Smith in his 80th year, beloved husband of Cora (West).

Loving father of Mark, Margurite (Perry Flett) and Christine Smith (Derek Wilson).

Sadly missed by three grandchildren Joshua Flett, Kenneth Smith and Jessica Smith. Predeceased by  son Lee, sister Geraldine and brother Tom. Survived by sisters Elsa and Norma and brother Charles.

A funeral service will take place in Meaford on Thursday, March 13th. Interment in Meaford.

Donations to the Cancer Society, Grey-Bruce Hospice or the Make a Wish Foundation would be appreciated.

BURKE, Carmell Agnes Burke - Obituary | Print |

BURKE, Carmell Agnes -

Passed away peacefully at the Amanda Fritz Care Home, Orillia, on Sunday March 9, 2014 in her 90th year.

Carm Burke of Orillia, beloved wife of the late Lawrence Burke. Loving mother of Brenda, Larry, Phillip, David & Sandra.

Will be sadly missed by her 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial gathering to celebrate Carm's life will be held at the Amanda Fritz Care Home, 320 Canice St., Orillia, on Friday March 14, 2014 from 1-3 P.M.

If desired, memorial donations to the Amanda Fritz Care Home, Orillia, would be appreciated.

CHAMBERS, Mildred Emily Chambers - Obituary | Print |

CHAMBERS, Mildred Emily -

Peacefully at Victoria Village Barrie, Ontario on Sunday, March 9th, 2014 in her 94th year.

Beloved wife of the late Fred (Ted) Chambers. Dear mother of Carol Selwood and her husband Doug of Powassan, Peter Watson and his wife Candy of Pickering, Paul Watson and partner Judith Phiffer of Innisfil, Linda Taylor and partner Carmen Palambo of Toronto, Kevin Chambers and his wife Debbie of Medonte Twsp., Robin chambers and his wife Ina of Medonte Twsp., and the late John Watson.

Loved grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Sister of the late Glen Quast.

A celebration of Mildred's life will take place at Westminster Presbyterian Church 170 Steel St., Barrie on Thursday, March 13, 2014 starting at 11am. Visitation at the church from 9:30am until the time of service. Interment at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and are greatly appreciated.

DELVES, John Stephenson Delves - Obituary | Print |

DELVES, John Stephenson -

October 10, 1934 – March 9, 2014

It is with love in our hearts that we announce the death of John Delves. Predeceased by Katharine McDonald (2007). John took his last breath in the presence of his children; Lauren Delves, Ian Delves and his wife Ingi Gould-Delves at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie.

John was born in Toronto, attended East York Collegiate, Graduated in Industrial Design from the Ontario College of Art (A.O.C.A) in 1959. He moved to San Francisco in 1963 to persue his career, where he designed many facilities, casinos, bars, and hotels winning the Governor of California Award for Design Excellence.

John returned to Canada in 1977 to teach at Georgian College (Barrie) until his retirement. He continued to paint and was a member of the Ontario Society of Artists.

John has left us and his art lives on and on. He had passionate opinions about the Arts and was my best dancing partner. He broke his hip and his brave battle with Leukemia ended.

Thanks go to Dr. Andre Bedard, Dr. Bryn Pressnail, Dr. Margaret Collins, Charlene Hagerman, nurses in the Chemo Suite (R.V.H.) and Dr. David Spanner (Sunnybrook Medical Centre). Special thanks to Pat and Brian Thompson.

Memorial donations for research into Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (C.L.L.) would be appreciated.

Cremation has taken place. A spring celebration will follow.

EWANCHUK, Nicholas Bernard Ewanchuk - Obituary | Print |

EWANCHUK, Nicholas Bernard -

As the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital on Sunday, March 9, 2014 in his 89 year.

Beloved husband of the late Ruth Ewanchuk (nee Link-Beaton). Much loved father of John Ewanchuk, Sheila Damery (Rod), Robert Ewanchuk (Lisa), Lois Ewanchuk-Leiher, and Vern Ewanchuk (Charlene).

Predeceased by Beatrice and Sidney Ewanchuk.

Loving grandfather of Brian Damery, Scott Damery, Nicole Damery, Sara Ewanchuk, Stephen Ewanchuk, Julian Leiher. Loving great grandfather of Cassandra, Nicholas, and Emma. Dear Brother of Andrew (Sheila).

A Memorial Gathering will be held in Orillia on Tuesday, March 18th.

As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital or to a charity of your choice..

FORD, Jean Victoria Ford - Obituary | Print |

FORD, Jean Victoria -

Ford_JeanPeacefully with family by her side at the Grove Park Home in Barrie on Sunday, March 9th, 2014.

Jean (nee Howard) of Barrie in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late Clifford Ford. Dear mother of Gordon & his wife Betty of Grenfel, Noreen Higginson & her husband Ross of Utopia, Donald & his wife Sandi of Ottawa, Calvin & his wife Jean of Essa and pre-deceased by her daughters Doris Ford and Karen Radachyk.

Survived by her son-in-law Brad of Barrie. Loving grandmother of 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Also pre-deceased by her parents Edward & Elizabeth Howard, by her brother Victor Howard and by her sister Elsie Breedon.

A memorial service will be held at the Grace United Church, 350 Grove Street East in Barrie on Saturday, March 15th at 2:00 p.m. with visitation from 1:00 p.m. until time of service.

Memorial donations may be made to the Grace United Church or to the Grove Park Home.

LEEDHAM, Norman Edward Leedham - Obituary | Print |

LEEDHAM, Norman Edward -

Passed away peacefully at Errinrung Nursing Home in Thornbury on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at the age of 87.

He was born on April 10, 1926, in the Swansea District of Toronto. He was the eldest child of the late Thomas and Bertha (née Coe) Leedham. Norm attended Western Technical School in Toronto and upon completion he joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1943 and served until the end of WWII.

Post war he took his apprenticeship at Stelco Swansea Works and learned his trade as a tool and die maker. In 1950 he and his business partner founded Leeson & Baxter Ltd.which he successfully owned and operated for more than 40 years until his retirement.

After retirement Norm took up permanent residence on the shore of Georgian Bay in Craigleith. His favorite pastime was fishing. He also enjoyed spending winters in Okeechobee, Florida. He took up woodcarving and became quite accomplished; his work was always in demand. As a member of the Rotary Club he loved the camaraderie, the kibitzing, but most importantly being able to give back to the community.

Left to celebrate his memory is his wife Doris Leona ‘Lee’ Leedham of Thornbury, his sons Ken Leedham (Keri-Lyn) and Glenn Leedham (Dianne), his sister Lois Murison (John), and his brother-in-law Lynn Chaulk.

Norm is also survived by his son through marriage, Dale Hewgill (late Betty), and by their children Ryan and Megan and by his daughterthrough marriage, Pam Hewgill. He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews and their families. Norm was predeceased by his sister Joyce Chaulk in 2008 and his stepmother Isabel in 1999.

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Norm’s Life will take place at a later date this year.

As your expression of sympathy donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

MITCHELL, Mary Louise (Sherring) Mitchell - Obituary | Print |

MITCHELL, Mary Louise (nee Sherring) -

December 29, 1923 - March 9, 2014

Mary was the cherished wife of the late Robert Mitchell. Mary was predeceased by her parents, Frederick George Sherring and Mabel Violet Sherring (Mansell).

She was the loving mother of David (Lisa), Robert (Rhonda) and Elizabeth (Ian Carter), grandmother to Shawn (Suzanne), Peter (Cindy), Lindsay (Chris), Victoria (Jordan), Keith (Kirsten), Andrew, Heather and Owen, and great-grandmother to MacKenzie, Katherine, Hannah and Amelia.

Most of Mary's life was spent living in Barrie, Ontario raising a family and serving as an active member of Trinity Anglican Church and the Auxiliary at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, and latterly, at St. Peter's Anglican Church in Minesing. Mary will be remembered fondly by everyone who knew her.

A special thank you is extended to all of the staff at Landmark, Extendicare and Northumberland Hills Hospital for their exceptional care and support of Mary and her family.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation, memorial service and interment are to be held in the spring in Barrie, Ontario.

In lieu of flowers, donations to either the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Society of Canada would be appreciated.

SAMMUT, Dolores Ann Sammut - Obituary | Print |

SAMMUT, Dolores Ann -

Peacefully passed away at Roberta Place LTC, Barrie, on Sunday, March 9, 2014, in her 91st year.

Dolores (nee Micallef), beloved wife of the late Joseph James Sammut. Loving mother of Joanne Black (David) and Bernadette Myers. Cherished grandmother of Monica Black. Dear daughter-in-law of Mary Sammut.

Predeceased by her sisters Rose Zammit, Carmela Sciberras, Cecilia Colero and her brother Angelo Micallef. She will also be missed by her sisters-in-law Jean and Carmela, her brother-in-law Edward, her many nieces and nephews and many friends.

Cremation. Memorial Mass will take place at Holy Spirit Church, 650 Essa Rd., Barrie, on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 11 am.

The family would especially like to thank the staff of Roberta Place Retirement Residence and Roberta Place Long Term Care for their dedication, support and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated.

SCHRYER, Sandra Mary Schryer - Obituary | Print |

SCHRYER, Sandra Mary -

Schryer_SandraOf New Lowell passed away suddenly, at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Sunday, March 9th 2014 in her 72nd year.

Beloved Wife of Roger. Loving Mother of Vicki Schryer (Mark), and Brenda Schryer-Lawrence (Allan).

Cherished Grandmother of Sandi, Brad, Ben, Alex and her little puppy Katie. Dear Sister of Charlie, Carl (Lynn), Bill (Caroline) and Keith (Colleen).

Predeceased by her parents Carl and Ethel and Brother Reg.

Sandra will be sadly missed and always remembered by her many relatives and friends.

At Sandra's and the family's request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in Angus on Wednesday, March 12th.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Look Good Feel Better Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.

AYRES, Denelda Jane Ayres - Obituary | Print |

AYRES, Denelda Jane -

June 13, 1931- March 9, 2014

We are saddened to announce the passing of our mom and grandma on March 9, 2014 at the age of 82 years.

Left to mourn her passing is daughter, Jane Bogie (Randy) and son Randi Ayres (Eileen), sister Denise LeMasurier (Peter) also missing her are her grandchildren Patrick, Arthur, Alex, Andrew and Miranda as well as numerous other family friends.

Denelda continues her journey in the company of her husband Art, two sons Tim and Laurie and her parents, Emily and George who predeceased he.

GRAY, Donald Joseph Alexander Gray Obituary | Print |

GRAY, Donald Joseph Alexander –

Gray_DonAt his residence on Sunday, March 9, 2014, Donald Gray of Hastings, formerly of Scarborough and Georgina, in his 59th year.

Dear husband of Rita Briden. Beloved father of Leah Whalen (Jerry) of Barrie and Diane Scavuzzo (Sam) of Orillia.

Grandpa will be sadly missed by Eric, Everett, Joshua, Justin and Julia. Step-dad to Lana Briden-Taylor of Oshawa, Shawn Briden (Angie) of Brooklyn and Collin Briden (Krystal) of Oshawa.

‘Poppy’ of Liam, Ava, Braelynn, Tanner and Logan.

A celebration of Don’s life will take place on Saturday, March 29th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Hastings Royal Canadian Legion Branch #389, 10 Front Street West, Hastings.

If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

DONNELLY, Margaret Smith Donnelly - Obituary | Print |

DONNELLY, Margaret Smith -

Donnelly_MargPassed away peacefully at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the age of 96.

Lovingly remembered by her son Thomas, her daughter-in-law Barbara, her grandchildren Kim and Craig and her great grandchildren, Jack & Kyla.

Fondly remembered by her friends and family for her feisty spirit and quick wit.

In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place.

There will be a short service followed by refreshments and a celebration of life, on March 22nd at 11:00am at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church at 47 Owen St. Barrie.

For those who wish, donations in her name to your favorite charity would be appreciated by the family.

HOGAN, Bertha Christina Hogan - Obituary | Print |

HOGAN, Bertha Christina -

Passed away peacefully at the I.O.O.F. Home in Barrie on Saturday, March 8, 2014.

Bertha Hogan in her 102nd year was the beloved daughter of the late William & Lydia Hogan and sister of the late William & Percy Hogan.

Special friend to Patti Wichers-Schreur and the late Barb Panagabko & Florence Bourrie. Longtime friend of Kay Adair. Also survived by many cousins.

Service will take place at St. George’s Anglican Church in Barrie on Thursday, March 13th at 1:00 p.m.

As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

ROHLAND, Darlene Rohland - Obituary | Print |

ROHLAND, Darlene -

Rohland_DarleneIt is with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of our mother Darlene Rohland before her time.

Much loved mother of Kristen (Christopher) Wong and Sarah (Daniel) Cherry.

Adored nanny of Trinity and Teagan Wong. Cherished daughter of Kathleen (the late Robert) Elwell.

Sister of Dale (Donna) Elwell, Brent (Debra) Elwell, Fern (Bill) Willett, Lynn (Ron) Gadawski and Lisa (Darrel) Frank.

Darlene will also be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews and many friends.

A Funeral Service will be held at Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne Street North, Barrie, on Thursday March 13, 2014 at 2 p.m. Visitation from 1 p.m. until time of service.

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