Passed away peacefully at the Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, Age 79.
Loving husband of Edie Wilson (nee Wimbush). Dear father of Stephen Wilson (Cheryl) and special daughter Deborah Barnes (Terry Stec).
Grandchildren Kristin Wilson and Alexander, Michael and Paris Stec. Great grandchildren Stephen Jr. and Violet Wilson.
Also survived by his sister Elsie Thomas, neice Lynda Thomas and nephew Randall Thomas (Pat). Dear brother-in-law of Ruth Davidson Bowman, David and Debbie Wimbush and Marion and Rob Burns.
He will be missed by his many friends in the Early Ford V8, Wasaga Beach Cruisers and Barrie Thunder Classics car clubs.
Special thanks to our dear friends John and Mary Magill for all their kindness and support through Bob's journey with dementia. Many thanks to Dawn Wiggins, Barbara Moreau and Debi Vance at GBRH for providing loving care.
Funeral Service will take place in Elmvale on Saturday September 20th. Cremation to follow.
Memorial Donations to the Alzheimer Society or the OSPCA would be appreciated.
Passed away at the Georgian Bay General Hospital on September 15th at the age of 81.
Survived by his wife Doreen 'Helen' of 59 years of Barrie, and his children Karen (Brian) Ramsay of Exeter, Judy (Michael) Skochinski also of Exeter, Glenn (Bunny) Bunting of Ottawa, sister Marg (Dave) Allen of Sarnia, grandchildren Ken (Kristina) & Mark Ramsay, Craig, Jordan & Trevor Skochinski, Madison Bunting and Matteo Colombi, great-grandchildren Lea and Lily Ramsay and nephews Bruce and Bob Allen and families.
Pre-deceased by his parents George and Ruby Bunting, sister Jewell, brother Elwin and granddaughter Chelsea Ramsay.
Lynn served in the RCAF as a flight instructor from 1951 to 1958 and joined Air Canada (TCA) in 1958 until he retired in August of 1993 as Captain on the 767. He was fortunate to have a career that he loved so well.
He was an avid curler and boater, from which spawned numerous friendships.
We would like to express our thanks and appreciation to the staff at RVH, Georgian Bay General Hospital and especially to those at Georgian Bay Retirement Manor Memory Care Unit, whose special care of Lynn (Dad) we will always remember.
A very special thank you to Robin and Mike McKeown and Velda and Gary Parmenter for their love and support and the time that they spent with Lynn (Dad). Words cannot express how much we appreciate all our friends, near and far (especially Barry and Sylvia Gard, Norm and Betty Campbell) who have been there for us whenever we needed them.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Alzheimer's Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Passed away at Georgian Bay General Hospital Midland on September 15, 2014 at the age of 93.
Beloved wife of the late Peter Clause. Loving mother of the late William Clause.
Will be sadly missed by her grandchildren James (Monica), Wendy (Todd) Laurin, and Kim (Dennis) Maheu. Chrished great-grandmother of Austin and Emily Laurin, Gavin, Madeline and Drew Maheu and Celine Pauze.
Jean will be remembered by her daughter-in-law Grace.
Jean is predeceased by her brothers Morley and William Parnham and her sisters Margaret Burtch and Evelyn Desroches.
Services will take place in Midland on Saturday, September 20th. Burial to follow in Midland.
Memorial donations to the GBGH laboratory Unit would be appreciated by the family if desired.
Passed away peacefully at the IOOF Home, Barrie on Monday, September 15, 2014 at the age of 84.
Beloved wife of the late Arthur Harris (of Harris Flowers and United Flowers by Wire) and the late Jack Keays. Devoted mother of Wayne Harris (Jeanne), Wendy Harris (David Vinegar), Lorraine Hare (Paul), Barry Harris (Keith Berriault), Warren Harris (Mary) and Bryan Harris (Nancy Howden).
Cherished Grandma to Veronica, Chad, Ben, Zachary, Jenny, Krista, Andrew, Emily, Malorie, Nikolas, Wesley, Dante and great Grandma to Mia and Ethan.
Loved sister of Howard, George, Mildred and Elgin. Predeceased by her siblings Allan, Grace and Wes.
A private family Service will take place.
Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
A wonderful father, proud Canadian, a gentle healer, and a man loved by many, passed away on September 15th, 2014.
Bob lived every single day to the fullest, and had a million stories to tell of all his adventures.
He will be greatly missed by all his friends, and especially his family. Carol (John), Rob (Marg), and Peter (Cheri). Grandchildren: Sean (Joanne), Andrew (Bronwywn), Katie (Blair), Lisette (Elyse), Spencer, and Taylor. Great grandchildren: Grayden, Bennett, Christian, and Riley.
The Stubbins family thanks Drs. Dolezel, Gaffney and Gannon, Bayfield House staff and the Georgian Village staff for their care over the past months.
A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, September 27th at 10:30 am. at St. Paul’s United Church, 308 King St., Midland. Luncheon Following Service at the church,
As expressions of sympathy, we would appreciate donations to Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre, www.gbcancersupportcentre.ca or the Heart Stroke Foundation.
Ruth Wismer (formerly Wilson, nee Martin) died peacefully September 8, just ten days after her 88th birthday, at Bayhaven Senior Care Community, Collingwood Ontario.
Ruth was a delight to the end of life to family and health care staff with her wry sense of humour, intelligence, grace and interest in others.
Ruth met her first husband, Harry Wismer, at graduate school. During 53 years of marriage, they raised daughter Susan and son Don, enjoyed summer camping in Algonquin Park and across Canada visiting far-flung relatives, lived in Winnipeg, Cobourg, Toronto and eventually retired to Sidney B.C. Professionally, her years as Director of Counselling at York University's Glendon College were especially rewarding.
After Harry's passing, Mom was fortunate to marry Douglas Wilson. They shared 9 years of love, laughter and lively conversation until Doug's death in 2013. During the last year of her life, she returned to Ontario be closer to her children.
Ruth will be missed by family, friends, and the many people whose lives were touched by her compassionate ear, her creative mind, and her courageous optimism. As she desired, her cremation will be followed with a private family celebration.
For those of you who would like to celebrate Mom's life and honour her sustaining passions with us, we invite you to take a few moments for a quiet walk in a garden or the woods, listen to a favourite piece of music, give a small child your undivided attention, write a letter to a friend.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favourite charity.
John was born May 25, 1925 to Isabelle and John in Toronto. They moved to a farm northwest of Toronto until he was 11 years old following the death of his mother at age 9. They lived with an aunt (Maud) until 1941.
John attended a one room school Toronto Gore SS#6, then Shirley St. Public School, Toronto Western Technical High School graduating with Draftsman Diploma.
He was employed at Cansfield Electric prior to operating a resort Hospitality Inn with a partner in Haliburton for 7 years. With his partner, they were in the Home construction business, building several in the Toronto area during the winter.
John retired from the De Vilbiss CO in Barrie after 30 years (1990).
He married Audrey (Jones) in 1950. They have 3 children, Deborah, Larry and Stephen, as well as 6 grandchildren Katie, Kieran, Gregory, Paul, Stephanie and Colleen.
John has enjoyed many hobbies; woodworking, boat building, model ship building, Ham Radio. He has been a hunter for many years and avid outdoorsman.
A celebration of John's life will be held in Niagara-on-the-Lake on Saturday, September 27th.
Those who wish may make a memorial donation to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Passed peacefully in her sleep at Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the age of 69.
Beverley Babcock (nee Collins) was predeceased by her parents Frank and Olive Collins and by her brother Fred.
Much loved mother of Diana Thompson & her husband Danny and Bobby Babcock & his wife Kim. Cherished Nannie of Olivia, Gracie, Amy, Eryn and Georgia. Beverley will be lovingly remembered by her sister-in-law Beth Holdsworth, Bob Babcock and many dear friends.
Special thanks to Dr. Wendy McComb and the Nurses at Soldiers' Oncology Dept. for all your care & compassion.
It was a hard five and a half year battle that mom handled with dignity, grace and as always a smile on her face.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Heritage United Church, 322 Muskoka St. Washago.
Donations in Beverley's name can be made to the Orillia S.P.C.A.