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FRASER, Helen Margaret (nee Campbell) Fraser - Obituary | Print |

FRASER, Helen Margaret (nee Campbell) -

Fraser_HelenPassed away peacefully in Collingwood, on Friday, August 22nd, 2014, at the age of 89.

Loving mother of Douglas Fraser and his wife Mary-Ann Biersteker. Proud Grandma to Jason Warby and Michelle Wood and more recently to Jeff and Marcia Gabrielson. Even prouder "GG" (Great Grandmother) to Megan and Grayson Wood, Leah Warby, Ethan and Alex Greenhead and Allison Foerster.

Beloved sister of George Campbell. Remembered fondly by nieces and nephews Peter, Leslie-Ann and Michael Campbell and Debbie and David Fraser.

Cherished by her longtime friend and cohort in crime Joyce "Audrey" Fraser.

Helen has finally been reunited with her late husband Harold who passed away on October 12th, 1988.

She was a dear friend to many and will be missed dearly by all who knew her.

A heartfelt thank you to all her caregivers at Bay Haven Retirement Home and, in her final hours, to the fine staff at Campbell House Hospice.

Following Helen's wishes, there will be no service or visitation.

In Helen’s memory, donations may be made to Campbell House – Hospice Georgian Triangle in Collingwood.

MacINERNEY, James Anthony 'Jim' MacInerney Obituary | Print |

MacINERNEY, James Anthony 'Jim' -

(Retired Professor Seneca College)

Peacefully at his home in Sutton, on Friday, August 22, 2014 at the age of 74 years.

Jim MacInerney, beloved husband of Norma (nee Owens). Dear brother of Michael and his wife Margaret, Aidean MacInerney and her husband Pat McArdle and Eric and his wife Deloris all of Ireland.

Fondly remembered by his extended family and friends.

Funeral service in Sutton on Wednesday, August 27th. Interment.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.


MARCHAND, Agnes Marchand - Obituary | Print |


Marchand_AgnesPassed away peacefully at Hillcrest Village on Friday, August 22, 2014 in her 95th year.

Beloved daughter of the late Celestin and Robertine Marchand.

Loving sister of Rita MacIntyre (late Bill), Blanche Marchand-Brown (late Douglas), Clarence (Rolene), Marie Johnson (late Bill), John (Delcy), Norma Jivcoff (Bill), Denise Moreau (late Ernest) and predeceased by Roland, Paul and Jerome.

She will be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Ann's Church on Tuesday, August 26th at 10 a.m. Interment to follow.

If desired, donations to the St. Ann's Church Building Fund or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

PROSSER, Mary Louise Prosser - Obituary | Print |

PROSSER, Mary Louise -

Passed peacefully at Spencer House in Orillia on Friday, August 22, 2014 in her 92nd year.

Mary is predeceased by her husband Ross.

As per Mary’s wishes cremation has taken place. Interment of cremated remains will take place in Orillia beside her husband Ross.

SHANLEY, Dylan Dean Shanley - Obituary | Print |

SHANLEY, Dylan Dean 'dillie bee' -

At the age of 16 in Alliston, Ontario on August 22, 2014. Suddenly as the result of an accident.

Dylan was born on November 28, 1997 at Southlake in Newmarket. Very Special Son to Michelle Philpott & Raymond Shanley.

Younger brother to Kyle Shanley Grandson to Stephen & Marilyn Philpott, Mabel Shanley and predeceased by Richard Shanley.

Great Grandson to Edgar Philpott and predeceased by Patricia Philpott, Eliza Newby & Frank Newby. Godson to Shelly Philpott & Jason Paquet.

Dylan will be missed by many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins & Friends in both Canada & the U.S.A.

The funeral service will be held in Alliston on Thursday August 28th.

If desired, donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Sick Kids Foundation or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

SHARPE, William Sharpe - Obituary | Print |

SHARPE, William -

Sharp_WilliamPassed peacefully on Friday, August 22, 2014 in his 72nd year.

William, predeceased by his wife Marion, will be sadly missed by his daughter Annette Sharpe, and by his brothers

Frank (Darlene), Stan, Jiggs (Jackie), and Woody (Sharon), and by many nieces and nephews.

William is predeceased by his brothers Fred, Wally, Cliff and by his sister Viola.

A memorial service will be held at the Rama Community Centre on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 1 o’clock.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke foundation.

SMITH, Stanley Harold Smith - Obituary | Print |

SMITH, Stanley Harold -

Born in Toronto on January 6, 1963. Beloved son of H.B. Clyde Smith (deceased 1986) and Inge E. Garry-Keech, residing in Nebraska, passed away on August 22, 2014.

Stan worked 31 years as an employee with the Ontario Provincial Police, Transportation Branch, in Orillia.

He is survived by his brother, Steven Clyde Smith of Toronto (employee, The Ministry of Health, Long Term Care, in Toronto); his two children, Tara (Jay) Hollister of Ottawa, and Robert (Leanne) Smith and granddaughter Scarlet, of Whitby.

Also, his partner Laura Woodruff of Orillia and his best friend Mark McNally. He also had many step-relatives in and around Orillia. Stanley is fondly remembered by his many relatives in Germany. Stan will never be forgotten.

Funeral Service will be held in Orillia on August 28th. Interment to follow.

TAYLOR, Robert Edgar Taylor - Obituary | Print |

TAYLOR, Robert Edgar -

Taylor_Robert23 June, 1937 – 22 August, 2014

We regretfully announce that Robert Taylor, 77 of Craigleith Ontario passed away on August 22nd 2014. After two difficult weeks in the hospital and a recent diagnosis of Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, Bob’s heart gave out and let him move on.

He is survived by his partner Barbara Fogel, her children Ellen and Charles Oelbaum, his brother James (Barb), his previous wife, Joan, and their three children Leslie (Randy Mannix), Jeff (Kara McIntosh) and Jennifer (Craig Moore).

Bob will be greatly missed by so many - his immediate family; seven beloved grandchildren - Payton and Lauren Mannix; Eli, Graydon and Esmée Taylor; Emma and Logan Moore; his friends in Collingwood and the community of Papineau Lake.

Bob grew up in the Leaside neighbourhood of Toronto and was an avid sportsman. From a young age, he enjoyed hockey, track, gymnastics, tennis and football. It was his passion for the outdoors and the discovery of skiing that brought him to Craigleith Ski Club in the early days of rope tows and T-bars. Regardless of the weather, Bob would make the journey to Craigleith every weekend until he moved there permanently and only had to walk across the road to master the sport he loved.

Bob’s summertime love was his cottage on Papineau Lake, he was his true getaway. He loved driving his boat around the lake, picnicking on the small island, doing projects, lending a hand to other cottagers and spending time with his friends and family. Well known for the remarkable and innovative buildings he created in his long construction career, Bob left a part of himself in each project. From commercial and residential projects in Ontario and Nunavut, chalets in Collingwood, cottages on Georgian Bay and at Papineau Lake, Bob left his mark of long lasting quality and care everywhere he worked.

Please join us for a Celebration of Bob’s Life on Friday September, 12, 2014 at Craigleith Ski Club. There will be a short service at 3pm followed by a reception.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Foundation in Bob’s name.

BODLEY, John L. Bodley - Obituary | Print |

BODLEY, John L. -

Peacefully at the Simcoe Hospice, Barrie, ON, on Thursday, August 21, 2014.

John, beloved husband of Doris, loving father of David and his wife Gabriela, dear grandfather of Daniel and Michael.

A Funeral Service will be held in Lorne Park Baptist Church, 1500 Indian Rd., Mississauga on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 12 p.m. with visitation 1 hour prior to service.


DE GROOT, Bertha Hendrika (Kraan) de Groot - Obituary | Print |

DE GROOT, Bertha Hendrika (nee Kraan) -

de_Groot_BerthaPassed away peacefully at the Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Thursday, August 21st, 2014 in her 77th year.

Beloved wife of Carl de Groot. Loving mother of Joanne Mazanik (Greg), Arlene Dilulio (Paul), Betty Ann de Groot (Musa Okoth), Audrey de Groot (Jim Mikol), and Carla Bennett (Phil).

Dear Oma of Erika, Andrew, Sarah, Michael (Kelly), Laura, Julia, Anita, Corben, Kelsey, Kaitlyn, and Abbey. Proud great Oma of Mya.

Dear sister of Martin (Hennie), Joanne Toonen (late Frank), Hank (Marie), Ann Vanlankveld (late Mike), John (Janet), Rita (late Ferg),Keith (Judy), Willy Wilbur (Lorne), Jane McCabe (Paul), and Joe (Debbie), and the late Arie.

Bertha will be dearly missed by many in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Columbkille Catholic Church, 4993 Hwy 12 East Uptergrove on Wednesday, August 27th, at 2:00 p.m. with prior visitation at the church from 12noon until 1:45p.m.

As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent dePaul Society.

GODDEN, Ross Edward Godden Obituary | Print |

GODDEN, Ross Edward -

Godden_RossPassed away peacefully, at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at the age of 87.

Beloved husband of Jean Godden for 66 years. Cherished father of Ross Godden (Gloria), Bob Godden (the late Shaaron), the late Alan Godden, Debbie Godden (Al), Sandy Richard (George), and Theresa Randall (Steve).

Proud and devoted grandfather of 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  Ross will also be dearly missed by his nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

Predeceased by his parents Olive and Roy and his three sisters and one brother.

A loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be missed.

Funeral Service will be held in Grimsby on Monday, August 25th. Cremation to follow.

If desired, donations to a charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

LATONDRESS WATSON, Barbara Ann Latondress Watson - Obituary | Print |


Latondress_Watson_BarbaraPassed away peacefully at home on Thursday, August 21st, 2014 at the age of 56.

Loving mother of Tamara, Sandra (Ed), Joe, Robert.

Proud grandmother of Jessie, Kyle, Cynthia, Austyn, Kyler, Daniel, Lindsay, Emily, and Kaycee.

Dear sister of Bruce, Al, Dave, Ralph, and Ken.

Barbara will be missed by many family and friends.

The funeral service will be held in Orillia on Friday, September 5th. Private family interment.

As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes association.

LEWIS, William Herbert 'Herb' Lewis - Obituary | Print |

LEWIS, William Herbert 'Herb' -

Lewis_WilliamPassed away peacefully at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge on Thursday, August 21, 2014 in his 85th year.

Beloved husband of the late Marie Teresa Lewis (nee Farrell) of Gravenhurst.

Loving father of Chris Evans (Terry) of Bracebridge, Pauline Lewis (Dave Stewart) of Gravenhurst and Anne Alden (Stuart) of Ariss.

Cherished grandfather of Nadine (Tyler), Brad, Tara, Daniel, Rachel and Kyle.

Predeceased by his daughter Teresa Testani and sisters Marg and June.

The Funeral Mass will be said on Monday, August 25th at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Gravenhurst.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka.

PARODY, Gwyn Edward Parody - Obituary | Print |

PARODY, Gwyn Edward  -

Passed away peacefully at his home in Collingwood on Thursday, August 21, 2014 in his 67th year.

Gwyn, beloved husband of Gwen Parody. Loving father of Kim and her partner Janie. Cherished uncle of Scott Lund (Linsey) and their children Bailey and Ava and Michelle Lund (Paul Nuttall) and daughter Sidney.

Predeceased by his sister Elaine and parents Dilys and Leslie Parody.

At Gwyn's request, no formal funeral service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to the charity of the donors choice in Mr. Parody's memory.

WEBB, Lois Margaret 'Jeanne' Webb - Obituary | Print |

WEBB, Lois Margaret 'Jeanne' -

Passed away peacefully at Georgian Bay General Hospital on Thursday, August 21, 2014 in her 95th year. Jeanne Webb of Wyevale.

Much loved sister of Wellington (Tone) and his wife Betty of Wyevale. She will be missed by all of her nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Predeceased by sister Elmira Freeman-Teal (Wilbur) and brothers Fred (Grace), Edward (Bessie), Hilliard (Violet), Lloyd (survived by Jean) and Orville.

The service will be held in Elmvale on Tuesday, August 26th. Interment in Wyevale.

Memorial donations to Wyevale Free Methodist Church, Heart and Stroke Foundation or Cancer Research would be appreciated

WILLIAMS, Margaret Mary (nee O'Neill) Wiliams - Obituary | Print |

WILLIAMS, Margaret Mary (nee O'Neill) -

Who passed away peacefully on the morning of August 21st, 2014 surrounded by her family in Uxbridge, ON (formerly of Pefferlaw, ON and Birmingham, England).

She is survived by her beloved husband Alan and sons Jason (Paula) and Russell (Kim) and her most special grandchildren Makenna, Britton and Hanna Williams. Predeceased by beloved first grandson Devon O'Neill Williams.

Daughter of the late Eileen and Joseph O'Neill.

Margaret and Alan immigrated to Canada in 1975 and settled in Pefferlaw for 35 years before moving to Uxbridge, ON in 2010. She had an incredible passion to live life and enjoy her family. Margaret was an avid sewer and knitter who enjoyed her time at the Lion's Club in Pefferlaw.

The family would like to thank all who supported Margaret in her last few months, especially her sister Eileen and her niece Rachel. We would also like to thank her good friends Theresa, Nancy, Rose and Wendy.  

Many thanks to Dr's Marchuk, Nathoo and Doobay for all their help, as well as the nurses from C.C.A.C. 

Funeral service to take place at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Saturday, August 23rd at 2 p.m.

If you wish to make a donation in Margaret's memory please consider Southlake Regional Health Centre’s Cardiac Unit.

BLACK, Kathleen 'Kathy' Black - Obituary | Print |

BLACK, Kathleen 'Kathy' -

Black_KathyPassed way on Wednesday, August 20, 2014.

Beloved wife of John Black of 42 years. Loving mom of Kira (Jason), Alec, Michael (Alisha).

Dear sister of Patricia (Steve), Dorothy (John), Michael (Gaston), Pam (Glen) and sister in-law Pat.

Predeceased by her parents, Ronald Doyle, Dorothy and Donald Allen.

Kathy will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews and many friends.

Private Family Service.

If so desired, memorial donations in Kathy's memory to Matthews House Hospice would be appreciated by her family.

KELLER, Esther Marian (Hewson) Keller - Obituary | Print |

KELLER, Esther Marian (nee Hewson) - (Member of the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Orillia)

Keller_EstherPeacefully, at the Leacock Care Centre, Orillia, on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 in her 88th year.

Esther Keller of Orillia, beloved wife of the late Stephen Keller.

Loving mother and dear friend of Wendy Lauer & husband Geoff of Waterloo and Daniel and wife Lynne of St.Thomas.

Cherished Nan of Garth (Elaine), Mark (Lindsay), Evan (Kathryn), Paul (Maria), Jeremy (Ashley), Travis, Nicolas, and great Nanny of Claire, Ciaran, Connor, Charlotte, Lily, Stefano, Sadie and Henry.

Predeceased by her sister Doris McArthur and brother Dave Hewson.

Cremation to take place. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in Orillia on Monday, August 25th.

If desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimers Society would be gratefully appreciated.

MONTGOMERY, Leonard Thorburn Montgomery - Obituary | Print |

MONTGOMERY, The Honourable Leonard Thorburn, Q.C, B.A., J.D. -

Montgomery_Leonard(May 28, 1932 - August 20, 2014)

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Leonard Thorburn Montgomery, son of the late James and Dorothy Montgomery.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend Stefanie, his children Christopher (Charlotte) and Tracy, his twin brother Lionel (Jackie), his sister Bernice (Barry) and proud grandfather of Nicholas, Annie and Emma and numerous nephews and nieces.

He is survived by his aunt Helen Thorburn Titus (Noble, predeceased) and his sister-in-law Sophie McMichael (Donald, predeceased).

We have sad hearts but wonderful memories. Len was a retired Justice of the Ontario Court of Appeal, a title he wore with commitment and respect throughout his 32 years on the Bench. Len was appointed one of Her Majesty's Counsel (Q.C.) in 1971 and was the recipient of the Golden Jubilee Medal presented in 2002 on behalf of her Majesty The Queen. He was President of the Ontario Conference of Judges in 1992 and a Life Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Len was for many years a greeter and sidesperson at St. James Anglican Church.

As per Len's wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at St. James Anglican Church, 28 Peter Street North, Orillia, Ontario on Saturday, August 30th at 10:30 am.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial a donation may be made to the charity of your choice.

QUINTON, Roy Maxwell Quinton - Obituary | Print |

QUINTON, Roy Maxwell -

Quinton_RoyDied peacefully at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 in his 92nd year.

Beloved husband of 65 years of Isabel Quinton. Dear father of Bob of Orville, Dave (Tracy) of Port Sydney, Brian (Bev) of Glen Orchard and Jim (Wendy) of Bent River.

Loving grandfather of Brian, Rob, Bradley, Melanie, Trevor, Chris, Carly, Evan, Dan, Jamie, Brandon and great grandfather of Hannah, Lyle, Lexie and Tenley.

Dear brother of Melvin “Pete”, Millie Klingbeil, Eileen Morris and the late Violet Lee and Alva Wilcox.

The service will be held in Bracebridge on Friday, August 22nd. Interment in Ullswater Twsp.

Donations may be made to the Charity of your Choice.

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