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CREAMER, Joseph Lionel Herbert 'Bud' Creamer - Obituary | Print |

CREAMER, Joseph Lionel Herbert 'Bud' -

Passed away suddenly at his home in Innisfil on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at the age of 79.

Beloved husband of Marion. Dear father of Jim, Terry, Michael and his wife Kim, and Gary and his wife Tracy.

Loving grandfather of Kathryn, Jamie, Andrew, Tyler, Crystal, Jonathan, Quinn, Reese and great-grandfather of Arianna, Jaxon, Mia, Ellie and Leah.

A funeral service will be held in Stroud on Monday, October 20th. Cremation to follow.

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

GLOGER, Ottilie Waltraut 'Otti' Gloger - Obituary | Print |

GLOGER, Ottilie Waltraut 'Otti'  -

Gloger_OttiThursday, May 11th, 1939 - Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Passed away peacefully at her home with her loving husband Joe at her side on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at the

age of 75, of R.R. #1, Coldwater.

Beloved mother of Robert (Karen), and Michelle Evans (Jim).

Loved grandmother of Kyle, Holly, and Shawn.

Dear sister of Dietar Freimuth (Nancy), Marion Wunschirs (Rudi), and Franz Freimuth (Roswita).

Following cremation, a celebration of Otti’s life will be held in Coldwater on Saturday, October 18th.

HALL, John Thomas Hall - Obituary | Print |

HALL, John Thomas -

Hall_JohnAt Spencer House, Orillia, on October 15, 2014 in his 86th year.

John Hall, of Orillia, beloved husband of Florence Mary (nee: Lampard). Loving father of Carol Ivey of Coldwater, Susan May and husband David of Orillia.

Dear grandfather of Richard Ivey and partner Joanna, David May and wife Heather, Christine Knapp and husband Ryan, Kim Thompson and husband Dan and great grandfather of Hailey, Hannah, David, Samantha and Cameron.

Predeceased by his brother, Fred, and sisters, Florence and Emmy.

Arrangements out of Orillia have been made for a private family service.

If desired, memorial donations to CFOA, for North Simcoe Victim Crisis Fund would be gratefully appreciated.

KUMPULA, Allan Lauri Kumpila - Obituary | Print |

KUMPULA, Allan Lauri –

Kumpula_AllanPassed away at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie on Wednesday, October 15th 2014 after a lengthy illness with Frontotemporal Dementia (Behavioral Variant).

Allan Kumpula was the beloved father of Karen, Joanna and Jay Kumpula all of Barrie.

Loving son of Vera Kumpula of Barrie.

Loving brother of Gloria LaGrandeur of Barrie & Brenda Kumpula & her daughter Cassandra both of Waterloo.

Service will be held at the Barrie Free Methodist Church (284 Cundles Rd. E.) on Sunday, October 19th at 2:00 p.m.

As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society (FTD).

MAURICE, Jules Benaut Maurice - Obituary | Print |

MAURICE, Jules Benaut -

Passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

Cremation. A memorial mass will be celebrated at Ste. Croix Church, Lafontaine on Saturday, November 1st at 11 a.m.  Interment to follow.

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

MCWILLIAMS, Helen Victoria (Kirton) McWilliams - Obituary | Print |

MCWILLIAMS, Helen Victoria (nee Kirton) -

(October 20, 1918 - October 15, 2014)

Beloved mother of Jack (Cathy), Dennis (Maureen) and Carol (late Alfie) Wood, passed away peacefully at Victoria Village Nursing Home, Barrie.

Nanny to Leigh-Ann, Brian, Cristopher and Jennifer, and great nanny to John, Michelle, Miranda, Sheridan, Jacob, Sara, Matthew, Victoria, Daniel, and great-great nanny to MacKenzie.

Helen was predeceased by her parents, Andrew and Mary Jane Kirton, husband Tom, grandson Donnie, and 11 brothers and sisters. She will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and numerous friends.

Arrangements out of Elmvale. Funeral memorial mass to be held on Saturday, October 25th at 1:00 p.m. at St. Patrick's Church, Phelpston.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

SAMPSON-MACKINNON, Elsie Sampson-MacKinnon - Obituary | Print |


Sampson-MacKinnon_ElsiePassed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

Elsie in her 96th year, beloved wife of the late Neil MacKinnon (1986) and Garnet Sampson (2000).

Loving mother of Janet (Harold) Marshall, Jean (Allan) Kneeshaw, Bryon (Brenda Light) Mackinnon, Patricia (Ray) Falk, Marlene (Peter) Rumas, Doreen (Randy Wagner) MacKinnon.

Cherished grandmother of 10, great-grandmother of 11 and great-great-grandmother of 2.

A celebration will be held in Barrie on Saturday, October 25th. Interment to follow. Following the interment the family has arranged for a reception.

As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Salvation Army or the CNIB.

SHUKARIS, Andrew John Shukaris - Obituary | Print |

SHUKARIS, Andrew John

(Andy's Coffee Shop)

After a courageous 4 year battle with cancer, Andy passed away peacefully in his 65th year with Diane and Diandra by his side on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie.

Beloved husband and best friend of Diane (Peters) for 40 years.

Devoted and loving father to Diandra Holt (John) and John Shukaris (Fernanda).

Loving brother to Victoria Sotiroff (Philip) and Clara Evans (Peter). Predeceased by his parents John and Olga Shukaris. Dear son-in-law to Dana Roboff Peters and much loved brother-in-law to Evans Peters (Joanne) and Victoria Haselgrove (Marcus). He will be sadly missed by his nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces, cousins and many friends. Maverick deeply misses his "Daddy".

The family of Andrew, with much appreciation and gratitude, would like to thank the following Doctors: Dr. A. Mikhail, Dr. K Towns, Dr. H. Wang, Dr. R. Zadra, Dr. M. Fry and Dr. K. Emerson.

Special thank you to all family and friends for their continuous support, and a very heartfelt thank you to all the staff and volunteers at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie for their exceptional care and compassion, as well as CCAC-North Simcoe Muskoka and St. Elizabeth Nurses.

Service will be held in Toronto on Monday, October 20thsant.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations may be made to Hospice Simcoe, 336 Penetanguishene Rd., RR1, Barrie L4M 7C2 (, or to Stronach Regional Cancer Centre, 596 Davis Drive, Newmarket.


TASSONE, Bonaventura Salvatore Tassone - Obituary | Print |

TASSONE, Bonaventura Salvatore -

Tassone_SalPassed away surrounded by his loving family at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at the age of 76.

Bonaventura, beloved husband of Biagia (nee De Raffele) for 45 years. Loving father of Rosanna Tassone, Raffaella Tassone and Bruno Tassone (Jodi).

Proud Nonno of Joseph Tassone and Sebastian Tassone. Son of the late Bruno and Rosina Tassone.

Dear brother of Bruno Tassone (Anna) of France, Angelo Tassone (Ninfa) both predeceased, Salvatore Tassone (Raimonda) of France, Nancy Casula (Dominic) of Orillia, Vince Tassone (Cynthia) of Sarnia, Stella Vavala (Vince), Angela Anderson (Murray predeceased), Sara Harvey (John) all of Orillia.

Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Sadly missed by his brother and sister in laws of Italy.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Church of the Guardian Angels, 115 West St. N., Orillia on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Guardian Angels Building Fund would be appreciated by the family.

VASLIY, Frances Ellen Vasliy - Obituary | Print |

VASLIY, Frances Ellen -

September 15, 1948 - October 15, 2014.

Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on October 15, 2014.

Beloved wife of William (Bill). Loving mother to Melinda.

Public services pending and will be announced. Family service and interment in  Florida.

BUTTS, Robert 'Bobby' Butts - obituary | Print |

BUTTS, Robert 'Bobby' -

Butts_BobbyPassed away suddenly at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ontario on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at the age of 57.

Beloved husband of Cathy. Cherished father of Steve (Ashley) and Sarah.

Loving grandfather of Korbin. Dear brother of Larry (Maggie) and Debbie (late Richard) and predeceased by his parents Gordon and Gloria.

Loved son-in-law to Neil and Cathie Campbell. Bobby will be forever loved and remembered by his brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews and cousins, aunts and uncles, many friends and colleagues and by his ‘little face’ Shelby.

At Bobby’s request, there will be no funeral or memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

CAMBRIDGE, Marilyn Lorraine (Jones) Cambridge - Obituary | Print |

CAMBRIDGE, Marilyn Lorraine (nee Jones) -

Peacefully at the Leisureworld Muskoka Nursing Home in Gravenhurst on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.

Beloved wife of John Wellington Cambridge of Gravenhurst, formerly of Moon River, Bala, Ontario.

Marilyn is survived by her husband's family, brothers-in-law, James (Elaine) Cambridge of London, ON and Donald (Gloria) Cambridge of Muskoka.

She is also survived by her nieces and nephews: James, Tracey, Julie, Michael and Allison.

In her honour a gathering to celebrate Marilyn's life will take place at the Pine Ridge Community Centre, 19 Hedgewood Lane, Gravenhurst P1P 1Y7 on Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 2 - 4 p.m. Cremation has taken place.

In memory donations to the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka, 230 Manitoba Street, Unit 205, Bracebridge, ON P1L 2E1 would be appreciated.

FORTH, Ruth Emma Forth - Obituary | Print |

FORTH, Ruth Emma -

Forth_RuthDied peacefully at the Pines Long Term Care Residence in Bracebridge on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 in her 92nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Forth. Dear mother of Bill Forth and Barbara (John) Mitchell. Mother in law of the late Edith Forth.

Loving grandmother of Barry (Karen), Kevin (Luann) and Angela (Ed) Ghikadis and great grandmother of Brittany, Kimberly, Nicholas and Natalie.

Dear sister of Ivan McLellan, Mary Auld and the late Everett McLellan, Marion Bearisto, William McLellan Ira McLellan, Edith Higgins and Helen MacLean. Sister-in-law of Malcolm McLean.

A private family service was held in Bracebridge. Followed by burial.

As your expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation .

SCOTT, Justin David Scott - Obituary | Print |

SCOTT, Justin David -

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Justin who has gone to be with his Lord and Saviour on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at the age of 20 years.

Justin, beloved son of Melanie (nee Hughes) and Michael Scott of Oro Medonte. Loving brother of Joshua, Timothy and Eric Scott all at home.

Dear grandson of John and Carol Scott of Craighurst, Judy Hughes of Oro Medonte and the late Dave Hughes. Cherished nephew of Dan (Kara) Scott, Mark (Esther) Scott, Lorie Hughes, Doni-Lyn (Monty) Greig and their families.

Justin will be sadly missed by his many special friends.

The late Justin Scott will rest at the First Baptist Church, 265 Coldwater Rd.,W., Orillia on Saturday, October 18th from 11 am until time of service at 1 pm. Interment in Oro Medonte.

If desired, memorial donations to the Orillia Christian School would be appreciated.

ARISS, Betty Ilene (Tennant) Ariss - Obituary | Print |

ARISS, Betty Ilene (nee Tennant) -

Ariss_BettyPassed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Leisureworld in Orillia on October 13, 2014; in her 86th year.

Beloved wife of the late Hugh Ariss for 60 years. Loving mother of Donald (Marlene) of Mississauga, Patricia (John) Fallone of Orillia, Laurie (Danny) Dawson of Orillia, Paul (predeceased), and Ralph (predeceased), and daughter-in-law Alanna.

Sister of Nora Mortimore (predeceased) and Dorothy Locovitch (predeceased).

Lovingly remembered by grandchildren Christina, David, Steven, Jason, Tracy, Michael, Jeffrey, Arielle, Maxwell, Rebecca and great-grandchildren Riley, Brayden, Emily, Alexandra, Ryan, Jacob, Brody, Hudson and Everett, and many nieces, nephews and other cherished family members.

A special thank you to all the staff at Leisureworld and Oak Terrace who cared for Betty with such kindness over the last seven years.

A family graveside service will be held in Orillia on Wednesday, October 15th. A Celebration of Life to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

BURT, Steven Lloyd Chisholm Burt - Obituary | Print |

BURT, Steven Lloyd Chisholm -   "Express Condolences"

(September 26, 1955 - October 13, 2014)

(Proud Longtime Tim Hortons Owner/Operator)

Suddenly at home in Newmarket on Monday October 13, 2014 at the age of 59 years.

Steven Burt, beloved husband, best friend and soul mate of Susan and will be sadly missed by his two canine babies Logan and Brodie.

Steven is predeceased by his parents Lloyd and Olive Burt and survived by his brothers and sisters Terry Burke (Maureen), Pat Kalapaca (Mike), Judy Glassford (Bill), Andy Burt (Wanda), John Burt (Jan), Paul Burt (Kym) and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. Son-in-law of Timmy Menary (Barry) and Brother-in-law to Leigh St. Louis and the late Douglas Barnard.

Friends may call at the THOMPSON FUNERAL HOME 530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, Ontario L4G 6W8 (905) 727-5421 on Saturday October 18th from 2 – 4 pm.

A Memorial Service will be held at a future date.

Memorial donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Tim Hortons Children's Foundation would be appreciated.



GROUND, Robert Blake 'Bob' Ground - Obituary | Print |

GROUND, Robert Blake 'Bob' -   "Express Condolences"

(September 6, 1966 - October 11, 2014)

Born in Newmarket, Ontario on September 6, 1950, and passed way on October 11, 2014 in Barrie, Ontario.

Cremation. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements under the direction of THOMPSON FUNERAL HOME, Aurora, ON.



LEIGHTON, D. Edna Leighton - Obituary | Print |


Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Monday, October 13th, 2014.

Edna Leighton of Barrie was in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Leighton. Loving mother of Bill Leighton (Margaret) of Belwood, David Leighton (Gordon) of Kitchener, Douglas Leighton of Cambridge and Paul Leighton (Sharon) of Alberta.

Predeceased by Susan Goheen (Tom) of Barrie.

Cherished grandmother of Billy Joe, Angela, Carolyn, Scott, Patricia, Michael and Jason. Great grandmother of Jacob, Joshaua, Camden, Cael and Cian.

A celebration of Edna’s life will be held at a later date.

NELSON, Dianne Elizabeth Ruth (Huumo) Nelson - Obituary | Print |

NELSON, Dianne Elizabeth Ruth (nee Huumo) -

Passed away peacefully at the Sara Vista Nursing Centre, Elmvale on Monday, October 13, 2014, in her 78th year.

Dianne Nelson of Hillsdale, beloved wife of Don Nelson. Dear mother of Donna (Ron) McFadden & their children Neil (Rachel) & Ryan (Julia), Darlene (John) Nelson & their children David, Travis (Jessica) & Brandon, Debra (John) Nelson & their children Hailey (Phil), Alannah & Nolan and Dwight (Michelle) Nelson & their children Abby & Jace.

Sister of Martti (Nina), Martha (Howard) and the late Jack Huumo and Irma Gervais.

Funeral Service will be held in Elmvale on Thursday, October 16th. Interment followed by a reception.

Memorial Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

ROBITAILLE, Gertrude Oliva Robitaille - Obituary | Print |

ROBITAILLE, Gertrude Oliva -

Robitaille_GertrudeEntered into rest at the Georgian Manor on Monday, October 13, 2014, in her 90th year.

Beloved wife of the late Michel Robitaille.

Dear mother of the late Basile (survived by Jackie), Marie (Tony), Zita (predeceased by Brian), Rosa (Greg), Colette (Jim), Hélène (Bill), and Bruno (Liz).  Loving grandmother of 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Cherished sister to Anita, Dorsey, Eleonar, Marie, Bernadette and the late Omer, Bernard, Harold and Alma.

She will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Ann’s Church, Penetanguishene on Saturday, October 25th at 11 a.m. Interment will follow.

If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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