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KELLY, Marty Kelly - Obituary | Print |

KELLY, Marty -

Passed away suddenly at home in Orillia on Tuesday July 22, 2014 at the age of 57.

Marty Kelly of Orillia, beloved son of Catherine & the late Fred Kelly. Loving brother of David Kelly of Orillia and Sharon Dow & her husband Robert also of Orillia.

Special Uncle to Justin, Jonathan & Taylor Dow and Corey Kelly. Father to Kyle & Carlene.

A Private Family service will be held in Orillia, with cremation to follow.

If desired, memorial donations to the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital would be appreciated.

SHANNON, Eugene Joseph Shannon - Obituary | Print |

SHANNON, Eugene Joseph -

Passed away at the Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland, on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014.

Eugene Shannon, of Midland, in his 86th year. Beloved husband of the late Eileen Shannon (nee Stashick). Dear father of Tracey, Greg and Les.

Loving grandfather of Caitlin, Tyler, Samantha and Theodore. Great grandfather to Naomi (who is to be born on July 22nd, 2014).

The memorial gathering will take place in Midland on Friday, July 25th.

If desired, in memoriam donations to the Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

TAYLOR, Angela Lorraine (Miller) Taylor - Obituary | Print |

TAYLOR, Angela Lorraine (nee Miller) -

Taylor_Angela(October 19 1965 - July 22 2014)

Passed away in Orillia from a rare and aggressive cancer. She remained at home surrounded by her loving family and friends.

She will be greatly missed by her husband Steve, sons Benjamin, Dylan, Callum; her special children Aaron, Madie, and Stephanie; her parents Ronald and Sandra of Port Hope, Ontario; her siblings Jennifer, Peter, Christine.

Also grieving her loss are her sister-in-law Susan, brothers-in-law Chris and Andy; her aunts uncles and cousins from the McCurdy and Miller families. She will be treasured forever by longtime friends Donna, Lisa and Paige.

At Angie’s request, her body was donated to the University of Toronto.

A casual Life Celebration will be held in Orillia on Saturday, July 26th.

Should you wish, donations may be made in Angie’s name to Scouts Canada or The Children’s Wish Foundation.

BUSSHOFF, Egon Johann Busshoff - Obituary | Print |

BUSSHOFF, Egon Johann -

Busshoff_EgonPassed away at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Monday, July 21, 2014 at the age of 84.

Beloved husband of the late Sigrid Busshoff (nee Krupp). Loving father of Dagmar Busshoff (David Brown) of Newcastle, Birgit McVittie (Robert) of Wasaga Beach, Petra Kion (Mike) of Vancouver, BC and Renee Leiher (Harold) of Collingwood.

Cherished grandfather of Ryana (William), Grant (Carla), Lee (Ainsley), Brandon (Breanna), Austin (Lindsay) and Bryan (Stephanie). Proud great grandfather of Marcus, Shantae, Ashantae, Gage, Kayden, Chase and Danya.

Survived by his brother Albert and predeceased by his siblings Hans, Lisbeth, Leni, Ewald, Erna and Barbara. Sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Fondly remembered by his extended family in Germany.

As per Egon's wishes, cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at the Leacock Retirement Lodge (Fourth Floor Lounge), 298 Forest Ave. N., Orillia on Thursday, July 31st at 11 a.m.

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Lung Association or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

FULLER, Bert Fuller - Obituary | Print |

FULLER, Bert -

Passed away with his family by his side at Spencer House, Orillia on Monday, July 21st, 2014 in his 90th year.

Beloved husband of Helen (nee Belford) of 63 years. Loving father of Glenn, Brian (Darlene), Lori Dale (Guy), Bob (Margaret), and Gladys Sargent (George).

Proud and loving grandfather of Stefanie (Harry, Alexis), Krissy, Robbyn (Adam), Sydney, Kate, Bailey, and Larissa.

Bert will be fondly remembered by his many family and friends.

The family wish to express a special thank you to Dr. Marc and Sandra Italiano, staff in the Dialysis Unit and C4 at the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, and staff at Spencer House Leisure World for all of their compassionate care.

Cremation has taken place.

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

HARRINGTON, Patrick Thomas Harrington - Obituary | Print |

HARRINGTON, Patrick Thomas -

At his home Woodford ON. on Monday, July 21st, 2014 in his 46th year.

Patrick Harrington, formerly of Orillia beloved son of Mary Dianne (Gareth Morris) of Brechin and the late Thomas Harrington.

Dear father of Tyler. Dear brother of Michael Harrington (Marie) and Timothy Morris (Lindsay). Also remembered by Robin Leeman.

By family request no visitation or services will be held at this time.

Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

PRICE, William 'Bill' Richard Price - Obituary | Print |

PRICE, William 'Bill' Richard -

Price_BillPassed away, succumbing to complications related to cancer at Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital July 21st in his 79th year.

Bill was a pillar in the community, having given countless hours of volunteer work on behalf of several causes, and many organizations, for this, among other accolades, Bill was recognized as Citizen of the Year (2000) and he became a member of the Order of Orillia.

Bill was also a Teacher and Vice Principal at Park Street, and Twin Lakes, touching the lives of many students and faculty. And he was often seen performing in a Mariposa Arts Theatre production, singing with the Orillia Vocal Ensemble, or acting as the emcee for band concerts or Canada Day festivities in Couchiching Park.

People of Orillia with a sharp eye will also have recognized the person under the red suit and white beard, at the conclusion of many past Santa Claus parades.

Bill is survived by his wife Carol (nee Bradshaw), his brothers and sisters Russell, Eleanor, Robert, Jim, Vernon and Darl; his three children Kim, Ron and Ken and daughter-in-law Claire, and his six grandchildren, Samantha, Chloe, Owen, Duncan, Quinn and Hannah.

Cremation to take place.  A Memorial Service will be held at St. Paul's United Church, 62 Peter St.,N., Orillia on Saturday July 26th at 1 pm.

If desired, memorial donations to the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital.

SLACK, Robert Slack - Obituary | Print |

SLACK, Robert -

Slack_RobertOf New Lowell, passed away peacefully at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie, on Monday, July 21st 2014 in his 77th year, after a brave battle with cancer.

Beloved Husband of Mae. Loving Father of Michele Slack, Cheryl Jackson (Mike), and Rob Slack.

Big Grandpa to Corey and Rylan Morice, Laura, Andrew (Krystal), Christopher (Katrina), Meghan and Jeffrey Jackson and Sydney and Ethan Slack. Great-Big Grandpa to Isabella, Max and Emmerson.

Lovingly remembered by his Brothers Jack and Stu.

Predeceased by Gord, Marsh, Dude, Don, Doug, Peggy, Doreen, Pat and Kay. Robert will be sadly missed and always remembered by his many relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held in Angus on Friday, July 25th.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to The Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

STEWART, Royce Joseph Stewart - Obituary | Print |

STEWART, Royce Joseph -

Passed away at the Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland, on Monday, July 21, 2014.

Royce Stewart of Elmvale, in his 84th year, husband of the late Bernice. Loving father of Dan (Sheree) of Utterson, Dawn of Elmvale, Charmaine (Bill) of Wasaga Beach, Frances (Brian) of Wasaga Beach and Kelly of Elmvale.

Loving papa of 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Son of the late Walter and Beatrice. Dear brother of Joyce (twin), Lorraine, George and the late Edith and brother-in-law of George (Jean), Eva and the late Francis, Doris, Art and Russell. Loved uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Roy was an avid cribbage player, loved to watch the Leafs lose and spent hours trying to choose winning lottery numbers (six-o-seven!).

There will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place.

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

WIGGINS, Harold Arthur Wiggins - Obituary | Print |

WIGGINS, Harold Arthur -

Wiggins_HaroldDied peacefully following a lengthy illness on Monday, July 21, 2014 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood in his 64th year.

Harold of Wasaga Beach, husband of Kelly Wiggins (nee Francis) Loving father of Sharron Hatton, Michelle Wiggins and Thomas Wiggins.

Dear grandfather of Kayley, Jenica, Michael, Landon, Adelle and Logan.

Brother of Darlene Mawbey, Gordon Wiggins and the late Karen and the late David. Harold will also be missed by the Francis family.

A Memorial Service will be held in the near future.

If desired, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

WOZNEY, Pearl Wozney - Obituary | Print |

WOZNEY, Pearl -

Wozney_PearlPassed away peacefully at her home on Monday, July 21, 2014 at the age of 85.

Loving wife of the late John Wozney.

Beloved mother of Diane, Johnny, Brenda, Danny, Debbie, Dennis, Ralph, Kimberly, and Nancy.

Grandma to 18 and great-grandma to 12.

Pearl was predeceased by her brothers Jack Taylor, Bill Taylor and her sister Edith Wardell.

A Funeral Service will be held in Barrie on Friday, July 25th.

Memorial donations to the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

FISHER, Rev. Melbourne Thomas 'Mel' Fisher - Obituary | Print |

FISHER, Rev. Melbourne Thomas 'Mel' -

Passed away peacefully at the Trillium Manor, Orillia on Sunday July 20, 2014 in his 89th year.

Rev. Mel Fisher of Orillia, beloved husband of the late Verva Fisher (nee Hough). Loving father of Oren & wife Mary Lou of Victoria, B.C., and Corey & wife Darlene of Coldwater.

Loved grandfather of Mandy (Alex) Bridal and Kerri (Ryan King) Fisher. Predeceased by his son Karim and by his sisters Gloria Vernon and Pauline Anderson.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate Rev. Mel’s life will be held in Orillia on Friday, July 25th.

If desired memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Bible Society and would be appreciated by the family.

HARMSWORTH, Frank Harmsworth - Obituary | Print |


Harmsworth_FrankPassed away at Hillcrest Village in Midland on July 20, 2014 in his 91st year.

Survived by his wife Margaret, daughters Valerie and Lynne Lorette (Tim). Loving grandfather of Jamie (Jessica) and Jennifer; and great-grandfather of Eden and Carson. Predeceased by sister Ida and brothers Jack and Allan. He will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and friends.

Frank was a local businessman for many years and upon retiring was able to happily travel the world for the next 3 decades. He greatly enjoyed his garden and having a pint with his Legion friends.

Frank was a WWII Veteran, RAF W/O and Flight Engineer, member of the Order of the Boot, Caterpillar Club and RAF Escaping Society.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial serivce will take place in Midland on Saturday, July 26th.

If desired, memorial donations to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 80, Midland, would be appreciated.

LOUGHRAN, Bernice Loughran - Obituary | Print |

LOUGHRAN, Bernice -

Loughran_BernicePassed away with her family by her side, at the Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland, on July 20, 2014 at the age of 88.

Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of Linda Killoran (Pat), Len Loughran, Paul Loughran (Julie), Cynthia St. Amant (Gary), Sean Loughran, Leigh Loughran (Bonnie), Kevin Loughran (Dana), Leslie Gagnon (Michael) and the late Terrance.

Cherished grandmother of 21 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Bernice will be fondly remembered by her cousin Theresa Hall, her nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.

The funeral service will take place at St. Anne's Church in Penetanguishene on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Interment in Midland.

If desired, memorial donations to the Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation DIALYSIS UNIT or to the ALS Society would be appreciated.

MCLEAN, Donna Marie (Clucas) McLean - Obituary | Print |

MCLEAN, Donna Marie (Clucas) -

Surrounded by family and friends, Donna Marie McLean (Clucas) in her 71st year, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 20th 2014 at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie, ON.

Donna was the proud Mom of three daughters, Michelle Austin (Peter) of Coldwater, ON, Deanna Samoleski (Darren) Delta, B.C. and Krista Tuck of Horseshoe Valley, ON.

Beloved sister of Joanne Irwin and the cherished grandmother of six wonderful grandchildren, Devon, Zachary, Abigail, Olivia, Quinn and Lilly.

Predeceased by her parents Anne Strachan (Pollard) and Lewis Clucas, also predeceased by her brother Robert Clucas.

Donna spent much of her life and career around her passion of animals. With her young family she bred and raced Champion Siberian Huskies in Thornton. Her love of animals continued to thrive while working as a Supervisor for the Ontario S.P.C.A. in Barrie and Orillia for many years. Many wonderful pets are comforted with her now.

The Oncology & Imaging teams at RVH in Barrie deserve special gratitude for their compassionate care of Donna throughout her treatment during the last 8 years. A warm thank you goes especially to Dr. Bryn Pressnail and staff. Hospice Simcoe support staff and volunteers provided magnificent care for Donna and her family during her last days. We learned just how valuable their team was to us and other families they support during this difficult time. We also want to show gratefulness to all of her friends with their enduring support and love they have given during her life and her illness. This means the world to her family.

As Donna requested, we will be holding a Celebration of Life for family and friends. Cremation has taken place. Her remains will be interned in Midhurst.

In lieu of flowers, we would gratefully encourage donations be made to Hospice Simcoe in Barrie or RVH Cancer Care Foundation.

MILLIKEN, David Milliken - Obituary | Print |


Milliken_DavidPassed away on July 20, 2014 at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Care Centre at the age of 91.

David Milliken of Barrie.

Beloved husband of Beatrice (Hill) Milliken.

Dear father of Margaret Ann and her husband Michael McMullen of Peterborough and Barbara Ann and her husband Kevin Doherty of Barrie.

Loved grandfather of five grandchildren.

A private graveside service will be held in Barrie.

MOWFORTH, Herb Mowforth - Obituary | Print |


It is with sadness we announce Herb's peaceful passing on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the age of 93.

He was the beloved husband for 62 years to Mary and the loving father and father-in-law to Linda and Dennis Ottaway, and Toby and Reg Perkin.

He was also a cherished grandfather to Ryan, Kelly, Amy and Kristen.

Thanks to Lillian and Peter Partridge for their caring support. He will be sadly missed but we take comfort in the long, happy life he enjoyed.

Funeral service will be held in Barriel on Thursday July 24th. Reception to follow. Interment in Craighurst.

For those who wish, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice.

ONDERCIN, Stephen Ondercin - Obituary | Print |

ONDERCIN, Stephen Francis -

Ondercin_SteveIt is with great sadness that the family of Stephen Francis Ondercin announce his sudden death on Sunday, July 20th at the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital in his 89th year.

Steve immigrated from Hrisovec Czechoslovakia at the age of 16 and from the moment he arrived in Canada he worked hard to learn the language and become successful. By 1967 Steve purchased his second Canadian Tire franchise and decided to make Collingwood a home for himself and his family.

Steve was a proud man with a huge heart who enjoyed sharing his success with family and friends. Steve received as much enjoyment from helping others achieve their dreams as he did his own. Steve’s many kindnesses will long be remembered by his family and friends.

Steve is predeceased by his wife Leona of 49 years, survived by his son Michael (Karrie) Ondercin of Waterloo. Loving father to Tim French (Josephine) and Brian French (Sandy) of Collingwood and his three grandchildren Carter Ondercin, Evan French and Haley French.

He will be forever remembered by his brother John Ondercin of Collingwood, many nieces and nephews; extended family; friends and neighbours all of whom he cared for deeply including his beloved dog Benji.

The family would like to invite you to remember Steve at a Celebration of Life on Thursday, August 7th from 1:00 to 4:00 with a time of reflection at 3 pm. To be held at 6 Hickory Street, Collingwood - casual outdoor setting.

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to family, friends and neighbours who made Dad such a part of their lives after he lost his beloved Leona by visiting him, sharing a drink over stories or helping him with one of his many jobs around the house.

Donations in Steve’s memory can be made to Veterans Canada.

SHEEN, P. Douglas Sheen - Obituary | Print |

SHEEN, P. Douglas -

Sheen_DougPeacefully at Mill Creek Care Centre, Barrie Ontario on July 20, 2014 in his 85th Year.

Loving husband of Edna Sheen, Father of Debra Wilson and George Sheen, Father-in-law of Bruce Wilson and Julie Sheen.

Grandfather of Heather Sheen and Carolyn Sheen.

A service will be performed at Essa Road Presbyterian Church, 59 Essa Road, Barrie on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 with the visitation commencing at 11am and the service at noon. A light lunch will be served afterwards.

In lieu of flowers, as expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society Canada would be appreciated by the family.

WILSON, Allyson Wilson - Obituary | Print |

WILSON, Allyson -

Passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the age of 23.

Much loved daughter of John Wilson (Laurie Thompson) and Janet (Adrian) Vandelaar. Cherished sister of Vanessa Wilson (Brandon Oevering), Tayte, Chase and Jayda Vandelaar and Taylor Bull. Adored Aunt of Reilynn and Gracelyn Oevering.

Allyson will be fondly remembered by her Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and her wonderful circle of friends.

A Funeral Service will be held in Barrie on Thursday, July 24th. Interment in Minesing.

Memorial donations to the YMCA or Youth Haven would be appreciated by the family.

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