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EASEY, Carol Ann (Clark) Easey - Obituary | Print |

EASEY, Carol Ann (nee Clark) -   "Express Condolences"

Easey_CarolIt is with great sorrow in our hearts that we announce the passing of our mother and wife at Hill House Hospice on November 12th, 2014.

Carol's prayers were answered and she died peacefully with her family and her faithful companion "Flo" by her side.

Carol was born in Hamilton on December 14th, 1943. A Christmas Carol! Her father returned home from the war in 1945 and was introduced to his baby daughter.

Carol attended Bennetto Public School and Central High School. She worked for a year and then attended Hamilton Teachers' College where she met her husband George and they have been lovers and friends and walked down life's paths together for 52 years.

After graduating from Hamilton Teachers' College, Carol taught in Scarborough and then moved to Sutton after George and she were married in 1965. Carol continued her teaching career in York Region and in the evenings she went to York University.

Carol is predeceased by her parents Ruth and Les Clark and her dear brother Donald Clark as well as Alice and Leslie Easey who always thought of Carol as their daughter.

Carol is survived by her husband George and her two sons Mark and Geoffrey and their wives Samantha and Jennifer and her five wonderful grandchildren who were all so very special to her. Weston, Ryder, Sawyer, Emerson and Bodhi: her niece Sara Clark, nephews Josh and Nathan Clark: special cousins Cathy and Rob Hull, Anne and Bruce Campbell.

After retiring Carol became a volunteer at Southlake Hospital and she became very involved in facilitating Bereavement Groups at Aurora United Church.

For 14 years Carol has fought a brave battle against cancer. She was courageous and gracious and never wavered in her determination to live each day to the fullest and never thinking of herself but always looking for ways to help others. Carol will be sorely missed. Few people have touched as many lives as she has and we simply cannot imagine life without her.

The family will receive friends at the THOMPSON FUNERAL HOME, 530 Industrial Parkway South 905 727-5421 in Aurora on Sunday, November 16th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

A memorial funeral service will be held at Richmond Hill United Church on Saturday, November 22nd at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you support Hill House Hospice which provided such wonderful loving care for Carol in her last days. Hill House Hospice 36 Wright Street Richmond Hill L4C 4A1

A special thanks also to Dr. Kelvin Chan, Dr. Bill Fetherston and to the Ballantrae Community and Aurora United Church who provided Carol with such love and compassion.



KENDELL, Sandra Kendell - Obituary | Print |

KENDELL, Sandra -

Kendell_SandraPassed away at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the age of 67.

Beloved wife of Duncan Brown.

Loved mother of Jamie Kendell and Vicki Ainsworth (Troy Selle).

Cherished grandmother of Brandon McCarthy, Kendra Ainsworth and Ryleigh Ainsworth.

Funeral service will be held in Barrie on Saturday, November 15th.

Memorial Donations to the R.V.H. Dialysis Unit would be appreciated by the family.

MERCER, James 'Jim' Brown Mercer - Obituary | Print |

MERCER, James 'Jim' Brown -

Mercer_JimPassed away peacefully at the Douglas Memorial Hospital, Fort Erie on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 in his 91st year.

Beloved husband of the late Eunice Mercer (nee Wilson).

Dear brother of Al Mercer of Niagara Falls.

Predeceased by Eileen Keast, Bill, Wilfred, Charlie and Tom Mercer.

The funeral service will be held in Orillia on Monday, November 17th. Interment in Orillia.

As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Gideons Bible Plan.

NEIDRAUER, Harvey Neidrauer - Obituary | Print |


(1929 - 2014)

Royal Canadian Air Force Veteran

Passed away quietly at the Trillium Manor on Wednesday, November 12th 2014.

Beloved husband of Lois nee Sears. Loving father of David (Ann), Elizabeth (Robert), Dorothy (late Ron), Karen (Greg), and Leah (Randy).

Dear grandfather of 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.  Survived by his sister Barbara.

A Celebration of Harvey’s life will be held at the Simcoeside Lifepointe Church, 113 Simcoe St. Orillia on Saturday, November 22nd from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Sharing Place or to Radio for Radiology.

QUESNELLE, Gabriel Quesnelle - Obituary | Print |

QUESNELLE, Gabriel -

Quesnelle_GabePassed away at the Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014. Gabriel Quesnelle, of Midland, in his 82nd year.

Beloved husband of the late Lorna Quesnelle (nee Vollick).

Dear father of Brian (Sonya), and Lisa (Kris) Cote, and stepfather of Carl Edwards (Mary Ann), Rick Edwards and Paul Edwards.

Much loved grandpa of Nicholas, Troy, Danielle, Mitchell, Luke, Sara, Angela, Kelly, Gary, Jennifer and Scott.

Survived by his brothers and sisters Marie Leduc, Annette Martin, Yvonne Barnett (Barney), Cecile Duffy, John (Mary), Emilie Lemieux (Allan) and George (Wendy). Will be missed by his many nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at St. Margaret's Catholic Church, on Saturday, November 15th at 1 pm. Cremation to follow.

If desired, in memoriam donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

SERAFIN, Jeanette Serafin - Obituary | Print |

SERAFIN, Jeanette -

Serafin_JeanettePassed away at the Villa Retirement Lodge, on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014.


Jeanette Serafin, in her 85th year, beloved wife of Hans.


Cherished mother of Michael.


There will be no funeral service. Cremation to follow.

If desired, in memoriam donations to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

SHAUGHNESSY, Zella Jane Shaughnessy - Obituary | Print |


Shaughnrssy_ZellaPeacefully at the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 in her 93rd year.

Beloved wife of the late Joseph Edward James Shaughnessy.

mother of Joella Sidhu (late Krishan), Joseph Shaughnessy (Dawn), Pamela Shaughnessy, Patricia “Patty” Austin (Rick).

Cherished grandmother of Huntley (Pinder), Shaun (Shannon), Jaime (Chad), Jennifer, Max, Scott (Dawne). Proud great grandmother of nine.

Daughter of the late Milan and Lucy (nee Stroud) Bailey. Predeceased by her siblings Edith, Herman, Evelyn, Margaret, Eleanor, Edgar, and Billy. Zella will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by many family and friends.

A memorial visitation and reception will be held in Orillia on Sunday, November 16th. Interment in Port Sidney on Monday, November 17th.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

SMETHURST, Helen (McGowan) Smethurst - Obituary | Print |

SMETHURST, Helen (McGowan) -

Smethurst_HelenPassed away peacefully in her 93rd year on November 12, 2014 at The Barrington, her grandson Josh present.

Predeceased by husband Harry, daughter Cathie Renault, grandson Joel Taylor.

Devoted Mother to Madeline (Ian Taylor), Joe (Herma), Robert (Susan) and Gwen Pitteway (Poon Eng).

Adored by grandchildren Josh Tulloch (Nancy), Dylan Tulloch (Kim), Aiden Tulloch (Melinda Vnuk), Lindsey Taylor (Dom Teolis), Tania Smethurst (Ben Kotler), Stuart Smethurst (Cait), Graham Pitteway, Arin Pitteway. Proud great-grandmother of Thomas, Sarah, Cameron, Nala, Lennan, Isadora and Olivia.

Survived by brother John McGowan (Marg), sister-in-law Elizabeth Grant, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Helen shared and enjoyed her gift of music in the King Edward Choir, Parkview Singers and St. George’s.

The family is grateful for the care given by The Barrington and CCAC services and the warm attention of friends.

Helen’s life will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 19th at St. George’s Anglican Church, Allandale, with visitation at noon and service at 1pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Pancreatic or Breast Cancer or St. George’s Anglican Church would be appreciated.

SPEARN, Frances 'Fran' Eileen Spearn - Obituary | Print |

SPEARN, Frances 'Fran' Eileen -

Peacefully at Roberta Place, Barrie on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. 
Frances Spearn of Barrie, in her 94th year.

Beloved wife of the late Charles Spearn.

Loving mother of Ann (Norman Dowds) of North Vancouver, B.C., John (Diana) of Waterloo, Scott (Paula) of Toronto, Greg of Toronto, and Robert (Jill) of Rossland, B.C.

Loving grandmother of Matt, Adam, Emma, Blair (Julia), Brooke (Scott), Max (Emily), Ainslie (Mark), Sarah, Lucie, Sam and great-grandmother of Ellie, Hazel, Poppy, Angus, Ronan, Reed, and Georgia.

Dear sister of Ean Maxwell (Pat) of Saanich, B.C.

Fran was an extraordinary woman who spent her younger years as a primary school teacher. In addition to being a loving, devoted wife and mother, she was very involved at the Burton Avenue United Church, and invested her time as a volunteer with the March of Dimes.

Family and friends may call at Burton Avenue United Church , 37 Burton Avenue, Barrie on Saturday, November 15th from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m.

TEIXEIRA, Josephine 'Josie' (Miudo) Teixeira - Obituary | Print |

TEIXEIRA, Josephine 'Josie' (nee Miudo) -

Peacefully at Brampton Civic Hospital on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the age of 64.

Beloved wife of David Teixeira; dear mother of David and his wife Dawn and Denise Odam and her husband Rich; cherished grandmother of Jessica, Jacob, Jude and Berkeley and step-grandmother of Josh, Brittany and Chelsea.

Loving daughter of Maria Miudo and the late Eduardo Miudo. Remembered by her sisters Mary, Nellie, Elizabeth and her brother Jerry.  Josie will be greatly missed by other relatives and many friends.

Memorial will be held in Orangeville on Sunday, November 16th.

Donations in memory of Josie may be made to the SickKids Foundation.


WOOD, Charles Edward Wesley 'Ted' Wood - Obituary | Print |

WOOD, Charles Edward Wesley 'Ted' -

Wood_CharlesKorean War Veteran

Passed away peacefully with family at his side on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 in his 83rd year.

Beloved father of Susan Cooney (Raymond Gray), Elaine Gonneau and Shane Wood. Cherished grandfather of Kathleen, Aaron, Alex, Ryan and Rebecca. Great grandfather of Sophia and Winston.

Ted will be dearly missed by his sisters Joanne and Nancy.

The service will take place in Bracebridge on Saturday, November 29th.

As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

BRENNAN, Lynne Brennan - Obituary | Print |

BRENNAN, Lynne -

(June 12, 1944 - November 11, 2014)

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Brampton Civic Hospital.

Private family service.

Interment will be held in Alliston.

DALZIEL, Barbara Anne Dalziel - Obituary | Print |

DALZIEL, Barbara Anne -

Born in East York Township, Toronto, a daughter of the late John Edward and Elizabeth (Campbell) Gibbs, Barb passed away at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the age of 77.

Barb will be remembered as the loving wife and companion of Ed Dalziel of Meaford and as the much loved mother and grandmother of John Dalziel (Brenda) of Philadelphia and their children Jonathon and Brittany; and Tracy Burgess (Dave Clapwick) of Ingersoll and daughter Alex.

Barb is also survived by her sister the Reverend Cathy Gibbs Clarke (Dr. Joseph Clarke) of Toronto and by her brother-in-law Bob Dalziel (Joan) of Kettleby.

In keeping with Barb’s express wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family disposition of her ashes will take place at a later date.

If so desired and in lieu of flowers, your expression of sympathy donations to the Alzheimer Society of Grey Bruce would be appreciated.

MARCELLUS, Ivan Ross Marcellus - Obituary | Print |

MARCELLUS, Ivan Ross -

(April 15, 1952 - November 11, 2014)

Passed away on Tuesday, November 11, 2014.

A celebration of Ivan's life will be announced.

SAWCHUK, Matilda Agnes 'Tilly' (Kraaykamp) Sawchuk - Obituary | Print |

SAWCHUK, Matilda Agnes 'Tilly' (nee Kraaykamp) -

Sawchuk_TillyAt the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in her 89th year.

Tilly Sawchuk of Orillia, beloved wife of the late Walter Sawchuk.

Loving mother of Darja Morley & husband Larry and Tamara Martin & husband Laurie.

Loved grandmother of Celest Morley, Nicole Morley (Jami), Jim Martin (Jill) and the late Brett Morley.

Survived by her brother Wim Kraaykamp and predeceased by siblings Jhonny Kraaykamp and Alli Kraaykamp.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, Warminster on Saturday morning, November 15, 2014 at 11 o’clock. Interment in Orillia.

If desired, memorial donations to the Hospital For Sick Children, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #34, Orillia, or the Catholic Women's League of Guardian Angels would be appreciated by the family.

SMITH, Leonard Smith - Obituary | Print |

SMITH, Leonard -

Smith_Leonard(Barber in Alliston for 50 years)

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, in his 83rd year on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Stevenson Memorial Hospital.

Beloved husband of Kathaleen.

Dear father of Lynn (Gary), Randy (Donna), Heather (Phil) and Kelly (Will).

Loving grandfather of Christine, Jason, Mark, and Zaira. Proud great grandfather of Lacey, Brianna, Aiden, and Bella.

Funeral Service will be held in Alliston on Saturday, November 15th.

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

STONE, Catherine Rose (O'Neill) Stone - Obituary | Print |

STONE, Catherine Rose (nee O'Neill) -

Passed away peacefully at the IOOF seniors home in Barrie on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Catherine Stone (nee O'Neill) of Barrie, formerly of Elmvale, in her 84th year.

Beloved wife of the late William Stone.

Dear mother of Allan of Barrie, Peggy of Ottawa, Brad of Phelpston, Helen (Jeremy) Anderson of Munster Hamlet, Geraldine (late Louis) Priest, and Patti of Barrie.

Grandmother of Olivia, Julia, Matthew, Adam, and Andrew. Sister of Mary Minnings of Barrie.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 am on Saturday, November 15 at the St. Patrick's Church Phelpston. Interment in Phelpston.

Memorial donations to the St. Patrick's Church or the Diabetes Associaton would be appreciated.

TAYLOR, Bettie (Giddens) Taylor - Obituary | Print |

TAYLOR, Bettie (nee Giddens) -

Taylor_BettieBettie Taylor passed away in Barrie on Remembrance Day, 2014 at the age of 90.

She was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario on June 13, 1924. Following the second war, in 1946, she married Stan Taylor, a marriage that lasted 68 years.

A child of the Depression era, she ran a frugal and efficient household as the family followed Stan’s work with Ontario Hydro around the province, from Niagara to Dundas, Barrie, London and Toronto.  Throughout these moves Bettie was the constant, reassuring centre of the family, providing school lunches and Sunday dinners always with roast beef and Yorkshire pudding.

She loved to travel, with family trips to Europe and then across Canada in the tent trailer, which offered her a perfect combination of independence and her own sheets and cutlery.

After retirement in the 1980s, she also accompanied Stan around the world to CESO assignments in Ghana, Columbia, Dominican Republic and China.

Bettie was a dedicated leader in the Canadian Girl Guides and also volunteered for the CNIB, Meals on Wheels and the Barrie Horticultural Society.

She loved her home in Barrie’s Tollendal Woods watching the chipmunks and the nuthatches and listening to the cardinals call, and she took great pleasure watching her grandkids play in the lake at the cottage in the Algonquin Highlands.

She was predeceased by her sister Myllie.  Besides Stan, she leaves behind her elder sister Jean, sons Rod and Tim, her grandchildren Chas, Ben, Eric, Hadley and Will, and her great-grandchildren Grace, Oliver and Owen.

At her request there will be no public funeral. However, if you wish to support one of Nan’s favourite charities with a memorial donation, please consider The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada in Guelph .

She had a good, full life well-lived.
Night-night Nan, Mom, Bettie.

THOMPSON, Marion Thompson - Obituary | Print |

THOMPSON, Marion -

Peacefully passed away at her home on November 11th, 2014 after a short battle with cancer.

Marion was 77 and a wonderful loving mother to Brian (Tammy) Thompson of Huntsville, Rob (Liz) Thompson of Elmvale, Sheila (Kevin) Harrod of Barrie and Scott (Kelly) Thompson of Angus.

Marion was predeceased by husband John, brother John and sister Joan.

She left behind a sister Gloria (John) Hayes of Noelville and brother Fred of Oshawa.

Marion also had grandchildren, Nadine, Lisa, Adam, Matthew, Ryan, Brydyn, Kyler and Ashley as well as great grandchildren, Alexandra (Allie), Makayla, Cora-Lynn and Lila. She will be sadly missed by all.

Marion was cremated and plans for a Celebration of Life are pending.

BARRIE, Margaret Ann (TRUELOVE) Barrie - Obituary | Print |

BARRIE, Margaret Ann (TRUELOVE) -

Surrounded by her loving family, Margaret Barrie passed away in hospital, Perth, on Monday, November 10, 2014 at the age of 76 years.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, John Rankin Barrie and her daughter Janet Barrie (Rob Garland) and her grandchildren Riley and Jordan Steenson. She will be sadly missed by her sister Shirley (late Jack) Hanton, several nieces and nephews.

Margaret was predeceased by her parents Norman Truelove and Mary Poole Duncan, half siblings Fred, Norma, Elaine, Frank and her brother Jim (Sharon).

After a teaching career in Ottawa, Toronto and Whitby, Marg and John moved to Otty Lake where she became involved in the sport she loved - curling and served on the Board of Directors at the Perth Curling Club.

A highlight in Marg's curling career was a trip to Scotland to curl in the International Highland Games.

Funeral service will be held in Perth on Tuesday November 18th.

In remembrance, contributions to Canadian Cancer Society or the Lung Association would be appreciated.

A special thank you to Dr. Laurie, Margaret's oncologist at the Ottawa General Hospital and her family doctor, Dr. Turner and the many nurses at the Perth hospital for the care Margaret received during her illness.


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