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FLEMING, Janet Marilyn Fleming - Obituary | Print |

FLEMING, Janet Marilyn -

Fleming_JanetPeacefully at the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 in her 76th year.

Janet Fleming (nee Fitzjohn), beloved wife of Edward Fleming of Bass Lake.

Cherished mother of Laurie Fleming of Richmond Hill and Heather Sherk of Innisfil.  Dear grandmother of Ashley and Waylon. Great grandmother of Daesean and Devonte.

Loved sister of Joan Gow of Toronto, and the late Jean and June.

By Janet’s request, no visitation or services will be held at this time. Cremation has taken place.

Memorial donations made to the Salvation Army would be appreciated.

MCGILLIS, Donald Clare McGillis - Obituary | Print |

MCGILLIS, Donald Clare -

McGillis_DonDied peacefully after a long battle with cancer on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 at the age of 61 year.

Beloved husband of Brenda of Bracebridge.

Loving father of Donald, Brittainy, Jonathan and The late David McGillis.

Dear brother of Donna, Steve, Mike, Mary, Mark, Rod, Joe and the late Kelly McGillis.

He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

The funeral mass will be held at St Paul’s Catholic Church in Gravenhurst on Thursday, August 7th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Followed by Cremation.

As your expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Bracebridge Minor Hockey.

MILLSAP, Donald Millsap - Obituary | Print |

MILLSAP, Donald –

Millsap_DonPassed away suddenly on Saturday, August 2, 2014.

Donald Millsap of Stayner, beloved husband of Shirley Millsap. Loving father of Dale and Dianne Millsap, and Lori and Herb Hudson.

Cherished Poppa of Dylan and Ryan Hudson and Troy and Amber Millsap. Survived by loving sister Margaret Arnold and Orley predeceased, and Mary Black and George, both predeceased.

Remembered by mother-in-law Ida Halliday and sisters and brothers-in-law Gayle and John Gordon, Mary Beamish and Jim and Tammy Halliday. Survived by several nieces and nephews as well as close friends.

Private arrangements have taken place.

If so desired, donations in Donald’s memory to Stayner Clearview Food Bank or Gulleyfest Inc. would be appreciated by the family.

PRIVITERA, Vance Privitera - Obituary | Print |


It is with great sadness that we announce Vance passed suddenly on August 2, 2014.

Devoted husband of 30 years to Karen, loving father of Zack and Sam.

His outgoing, caring and charismatic personality touched everyone he met.

For 12 years, a successful and passionate Business Development Manager at Cantrex Nationwide, he was previously part owner of his father's business, Bayfield Fine Furniture, in Barrie.

A celebration of his life will take place at the South Shore Community Centre, 205 Lakeshore Drive, Barrie on Monday, August 11th from 5 - 9 pm with a prayer service at 6:30 pm.

PURCELL, Philip G Purcell - Obituary | Print |

PURCELL, Philip G. - Retired O.P.P. Officer - Downsview detachment

Purcell_PhilipPeacefully at Roberta Place in Barrie, Ontario on August 2nd, 2014 in his 84th year.

Beloved husband of the late Ann Purcell (nee Kobar). Loved father of Lori June Stephens and her husband Robert of Barrie.

Loving grandfather of Jessica, Jeffrey and Jaclyn. Dear brother of William Purcell of Windsor.

Predeceased by brother Peter Purcell and sister Nancy Collier. Forever remembered by brother and sister in law Mel and June Berg of Winnipeg. Sadly missed by his many nephews and nieces.

A celebration of Philip's life will take place in Barrie, Ontario on Thursday August 7th. Following a reception, interment will take place in Barrie.

The family would like to take this opportunity to especially thank the staff at Roberta Place in Barrie for all of their loving care given to Philip.

If desired, donations in Philip's memory may be made to Roberta Place, Barrie and are greatly appreciated.

ROHMER, Margaret Lisle (Thirston) Rohmer - Obituary | Print |

ROHMER, Margaret Lisle (nee Thirston) -

Died peacefully at The Pines Long Term Care Residence in Bracebridge on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 in her 99th year.

Beloved wife of the late Jack Rohmer. Dear mother of William Rohmer (Evelyn) of North East, Maryland, Susan Hilton (Ron) of Hawkestone, Anne Marie Nichols of Toronto, Marty Wood (Jim) of Bracebridge and Matt Rohmer (Chris) of Scarborough and the late Beverley Rohmer.

Loving grandmother of 14 and great grandmother of 18. She is also predeceased by her grandson John Nichols. Dear sister of Betty Barlett and the late Mary Katan.

A graveside service will be held in Orangeville on Thursday, August 14th.

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

FANELLI, Rocco Vito Fanelli - Obituary | Print |

FANELLI, Rocco Vito -

Tue., Dec. 24, 1935 - Fri., Aug. 1, 2014

Passed away on Friday, August 1, 2014.

The Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, August 6th at 10:00 am.

HETHERINGTON, Ena Hetherington - Obituary | Print |


Hetherington_EnaPassed away peacefully on Friday, August 1, 2014 at Shelburne Residence, in her 100th year.

Beloved wife of the late Lewis Hetherington. Loved mother of Maurice Hetherington (Donna).

Loving grandma of Jane Ann (Alan), Michael (Ann) and Laurie (Wayne). Sadly missed by her great-grandchildren Katie (Mark), Sean (Trish), Emily, Jesse, Racel, Sarah, Isaac and great great-grandchildren Brooklynn, Chloe, Krysta, Cole and Jase.

Predeceased by her siblings George, Albert, Edna and Gladys.

Ena will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral Service will be held at St. David's Anglican Church, Everett on Wednesday, August 6th at 11:00 a.m.

If so desired, memorial donations to the Memorial Fund of St. David's Cemetery or the A.C.W. of St. David's Church, would be appreciated

PARIBELLO, Maria Paribello Obituary | Print |


Paribello_MariaThe family is saddened to announce the passing of Maria on Friday, August 1, 2014 in Toronto in her 91st year.


A visitation in celebration of Maria's life will be held in Oakville on Saturday, August 2nd.

Interment will take place on Tuesday, August 5th at the Wasaga Beach Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation in memory of Maria to a charity of your choice.

SERVICE, Robert Wayne Service - Obituary | Print |

SERVICE, Robert Wayne -

Passed away peacefully in his 71st year on Friday, August 1, 2014.

Beloved brother of Warren. Loving Uncle of Rob (Alanna), Darlene (Rob) Rupke and Karen.

Predeceased by his Father Harold, Mother Jean and Brother Dwight. Wayne will also be missed by many cousins.

Memorial Visitation will be held in Alliston on Thursday, August 7th, followed by interment.

If desired, donations made to Trinity United Church Beeton or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

STANFIELD, Herbert (Bert) Gordon Stanfield - Obituary | Print |

STANFIELD, Herbert (Bert) Gordon -

78, passed away on Friday, August 1, 2014 at the Grey Bruce Hospice Centre, Owen Sound, following a long illness.

He was born in Toronto on March 28, 1936 to the late Hazel and Gordon Stanfield.

Bert spent most of his life in the Toronto area and married the late Mildred Betty Hunt on April 11, 1959.

He was a plumber by trade and owned his own plumbing business for several years.

Bert was an avid Nascar fan and enjoyed cars. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

He leaves his children, Steve (Cindy) Stanfield and Sharon (John) Greedy; 2 grandchildren, David (Kristin) Greedy, Mark (Carlee) Greedy; 1 great-grandchild, Ella Marlene Greedy; his longtime companion Victoria Mansley; 4 step-children, Wayne (Julia) Mansley, Troy (Laura) Mansley, Melissa (Kelly) Mansley, Ashley (Grayson) Hannivan; 12 step- grandchildren, Brittany, Abby, Tayden, Jaimie, Dante, Jaden, Dezmyn, Jacob, Calum, Austen, Addisyn, Zylan; sister-in-law Kim Shank; and many friends and relatives. 

Service will be held in Dundalk on Thursday, August 7th. Private family interment.

Donations in memory of Bert may be made to Grey Bruce Hospice Centre, Owen Sound.


BARTHOLOMEW, William 'Rick' Bartholomew - Obituary | Print |

BARTHOLOMEW, William 'Rick' -

Passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, July 31, 2014.

Rick Bartholomew in his 70th year, loving husband of Sheila. Father of Patrick and Michelle Bartholomew.

Proud Grandfather of Natasha.

Rick is also survived by his brothers Stewart and Robert. Predeceased by his brother Howard.

The funeral service will be held in Barrie on Tuesday, August 5th.

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

BAYNE, David Grant Bayne - Obituary | Print |

BAYNE, David Grant -

Bayne_David(July 8, 1945 – July 31, 2014)

RCN, LCdr (Ret)

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Hospice Wellington after a very brief illness.

Family meant everything to Dave and there is nothing he wouldn’t do for those he loved.  He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Elizabeth (Liz) Bayne and his wonderful children Michelle Karker (Michael) and Peter Bayne (Jennifer). 

He was a proud Grandpa to Austin, Riley and Rachael Karker and Cate and Amanda Bayne and a devoted son of Francis (Frank) Bayne of Guelph, ON and Gladys Bayne of Barrie, ON.  David was a brother, an uncle and a friend to many throughout this wide world of ours. 

Dave served Canada as a member of the Royal Canadian Navy for 25 years first as a MARS officer then as a Pilot.  He was a graduate of VENTURE (Naval Officer Training Centre (1965) and the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) (1976).

Dave’s career spanned many facets of military and commercial aviation and he was most recently Director of Flight Operations for George Weston Limited.  He was fortunate to have had a vocation which he loved and never considered to be work.

Dave always embraced adventure and he and Liz travelled extensively throughout this amazing world of ours. Their favourite place was always 'the Cottage' at Chance Harbour, Nova Scotia where family and friends would meet and celebrate being together.

Dave was a respected leader and mentor to many within the military and aviation industry. His ability to recognize the capabilities and talents of individuals was remarkable. He was a loyal friend and colleague who considered others before himself.

Dave had a great life but had so many plans for the future. The family is devastated that this disease brought down such a strong man, a loving man, a man who seemed at times larger than life, in such a short period of time.

Friends are invited to meet with the family at the Hanlon Convention Centre, 340 Woodlawn Road West, Guelph on Thursday, August 7th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  A celebration of David’s life will commence at 2:00 p.m. with Father Kevin Bothwell officiating. 

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice Wellington, the Juravinski Cancer Centre or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

DOIDGE, Beatrice May (Leslie) Doidge - Obituary | Print |

DOIDGE, Beatrice May (nee Leslie) -

In her 103rd year, died peacefully on July 30th at her residence in St Jude's Anglican Home, Vancouver, BC.

Born in Banner, Ontario, to George and Lawrene Leslie on September 28, 1911 - the fifth of six children: Franklin, Charles, Nellie, James and Ben, all who pre-deceased her.

She trained as a nurse at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario and met her husband, Dr. William Arthur Doidge (who pre-deceased her in 1988) at a remote United Church Mission Hospital in Manning, Alberta.

They moved to Barrie, Ontario in 1946 where they raised their four daughters: Mary Leslie, Ann Ramsay (Christopher Pollard), Norma Higgins (Duncan) and Margaret (Midge) Mason (Andrew) now all of Vancouver.

Greatly loved by her grandchildren: Scott Burgess, Braydon Burgess (Kate), Kate Higgins (Dave Scott), Sally Hynes (Jason), Kyle Higgins, Cameron Pollard (Samantha) and Reilly Pollard and her great grandchildren: Penelope, Alice, Beatrice, Reid and Nora and many nieces and nephews.

Bea was a remarkable woman of great kindness and optimism who gave generously to her family, church and community. She will be dearly missed.

The family would like to thank all her wonderful caregivers over the years and the staffs of both St. Jude's Anglican Home and South Granville Park Lodge.

A Celebration of Life service, which will be officiated by the Rev. Don Jay of Barrie, Ontario, will be held at Ryerson United Church, 2195 West 45th Avenue, Vancouver on August 19 at 3:00. A reception will follow at the church centre.

If desired, remembrances may be made to St Jude's Anglican Home or the ASK Friendship Society both in Vancouver.

EMMS, Dorsey Joseph Daniel Emms - Obituary | Print |

EMMS, Dorsey Joseph Daniel -

Emms_DorseyPassed away peacefully at the Grove Park Home in Barrie on Wednesday, July 30th 2014 in his 83rd year.

Beloved husband of the late Ina Mae Kathleen (nee Howcroft). Dear son of the late Milton and Mary Emms.

Loving father of Joanne Dorsey and her husband Wayne of Cookstown, Michael and his wife Elizabeth of Chatham, Jennifer Arbour and her husband Paul of Nova Scotia, Howard of Barrie, Edward and his wife Helen of Barrie, James of Toronto, Terilyn Castonguay and her husband Steven of Ivy, Marrianne Emms and Bill Threader of Stayner, and Lori-Mae Butcher and her late husband Art Butcher Sr. of Barrie.

Dear brother of Ernie, Ed and George. Dorsey will also be missed by his many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his son Patrick and 3 infant children.

A funeral mass will be held at St. John Vianney Church (13 Baldwin Lane, Barrie) on Tuesday, August 5th at 10:30 a.m. Interment in Barrie.

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

LOW, Richard 'Rick' Low - Obituary | Print |

LOW, Richard 'Rick' -

Low_Rick(Dedicated member of the Victoria Harbour Lions Club)

Passed away with his family by his side at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the age of 60 years.

Cherished husband to Kathy (nee Sauvé). Dear father of Joe Low (Candace) and Alainna Burrage (John).

Loving Papa to Raelyn and Taveon Low, Mia, Zoey and Keira Burrage, and Zackary Luttrell.

Devoted brother of Linda Parliament (Clayton) and Frank “Bev” Holme (Tanya).  He will be fondly remembered by his mother-in-law Donna Sauvé, nephew Ryan Larmand and his extended family.

A service under the auspices of the Victoria Harbour Lions Club will be held at the Oakwood Community Centre, 290 Park Street, Victoria Harbour on Sunday, August 10 at 2 p.m. followed by a celebration of Rick’s life until 4 p.m.  Please no perfume or cologne due to a family member’s scent allergy.

If desired, memorial donations to the Sick Kids Foundation or Victoria Harbour Lions Club would be appreciated.

OUDSHOORN, Jan Oudshoorn - Obituary | Print |


Oudshoorn_JanPassed away suddenly at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial hospital on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 in his 86th year.

Jan, beloved husband of Beverly(nee Allison). Loving father of Dave (Maureen), Will, Darryl Lunney (Paula)all of Edmonton, Jeff Lunney (Denise) of North Bay, Sandy McDonald (Bob) and Sharon Farrow (Don) both of Bowmanville.

Cherished grandfather of Jillian, Jenelle, Brad (Deanne), Chad, Chelsea, Laura-Katrina, Kieran, Liam, Reiger, Michael (Jodie) and Lisa.

Proud great grandfather of Gregory and Allison.

Dear brother-in-law of Trevor Allison (Ruth) of Orillia.

A memorial service will be held in Orillia on Thursday, August 7th. Internment will take place in Bowmanville.

If desired, memorial donations to the Green Haven Shelter for Women would be appreciated by the family.

PATTERSON, Wendy Louise Patterson - Obituary | Print |

PATTERSON, Wendy Louise -

Died peacefully at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 at the age of 45 years.

Beloved wife of Robert Patterson of Utterson. Loving mother of Troy and Jeff Patterson.

Dear daughter of Carol and the late Bob Morey, and daughter-in-law of Barb Patterson and the late Bob Patterson.

Loving sister of Scott Morey (Tracy), Greg Morey (Tracey) and Caroline Webb (Norm). She is also survived by nieces and nephews Tyler, Amy, Megan, Courtney, Gillian, Sarah and Mitchell.

Cremation has taken place. The interment of cremated remain will take place in Huntsville at a later date.

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

DAUPHIN, Gerald Joseph Dauphin - Obituary | Print |

DAUPHIN, Gerald Joseph -

Dauphin_GeraldPassed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie at the age of 85.

Beloved husband of Wilma (nee Pither) and the late Shirley (nee Ashby). Loving father of Linda Kerr (Peter) and Michael Dauphin (Jennifer). Dear stepfather of Dianne (Clen), Steven, (Linda), Don, Lloyd (Christine) and Bill (Michelle).

Cherished grandfather of Eric, Kyle and Ryan, Step-grandfather of many. Great great-grandfather of Lucas.

Pre-deceased by his parents; Leo and Rachel Dauphin and his brothers; Francis and Kenneth Dauphin.

The funeral service will be held at Bracebridge United Church on Friday, August 1st, 2014 at 11 a.m.

As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Salvation Army or to the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation.

GARNER, Lorna Mae Garner - Obituary | Print |

GARNER, Lorna Mae -

Garner_LornaPassed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014.

Lorna Garner (nee Mercer) of Innisfil was in her 68th year.

Beloved wife of Rick. Loving mother of Andrew Garner (Tracey) of Orillia, David Garner (Carley) of B.C. and Laura Bawn (Brian) of Stroud.

Cherished grandmother of 9 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Dear sister of Carol Travis of New Brunswick, Stan Mercer of Peterborough and John Mercer of Innisfil.

Visitaiton and memorial service day and time are pending.

Donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated.

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