Passed away quietly in his 79th year at Leisureworld Caregiving Centre in Barrie where he had enjoyed the comfort and warmth of the staff over the last several years of his life.
Dick was born in Montreal to the late Frank and Alice Livesey but spent his early years in the metro Toronto area until moving to Barrie with his own family almost 50 years ago. Dick worked in many capacities from sales to driving taxi and volunteered as a youth hockey coach, touching many lives before retiring.
He is survived by his sons Steve, Chris and Mark and 5 grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Leisureworld, 130 Owen St., Barrie L4M 3H7.
Passed away suddenly on Saturday, February 1st, 2014, in his 57th year. Andy Schmitt of Port McNicoll.
Beloved husband of Margaret Schmitt. Dear father of Christopher and Joshua.
Son of Irene and the late Paul Schmitt. Brother of June and her husband Mike, Ron, Christina and her husband Alfred. He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Best friend of Brian and Candi Cradden.
A funeral service will be held at the Midland Alliance Church, 829 Yonge St., Midland on Thursday, February 6th at 1 p.m.
If desired, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Passed away Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Grove Park Home, Barrie, ON.
Loving wife of the late Thomas Shultz. Beloved mother of Tom (Brenda), Bob (Janis), Bryan (Linda), Randy (Rosemary) and Kevin (Penny); Grandchildren Heather & Tom Stone, Kimberley Larivee, Laura Thomson, Julie Hepworth, Christopher Shultz, Sarah Kelly, Ashley Shultz, Adam Shultz, Justin Shultz, Amanda Shultz, and great-grandchildren Reese & Claire Kelly, Gareth & Emmet Thomson, Mason, Brooklynn & Georgia Hepworth, Tianna & Callum Larivee.
Also survived by brother-in-law Alan Shultz (Hilda) and sisters-in-law, Janet Shultz and Jay Bryan. Predeceased by daughter, Pamela Stone, and daughter-in-law Mary Shultz, parents William and Dorothy Bryan, brothers William and George Bryan, brother-in-law Doug Shultz.
Eileene will be forever loved and remembered as a devoted wife, kind and loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and a caring friend to many.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Grove Park Home for their exceptional care.
The Funeral service will be held in Barrie on Wednesday, February 5th.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or Grove Park Home.
Born in Owen Sound, a daughter of the late Stanley Joseph and Frances Marie (nee Alexander) Carr, Helen passed away at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre on Friday, January 31, 2014 at the age of 85.
She is remembered as the former wife of the late Dr. A. Murray Eagles of Meaford and as the devoted mother and grandmother of their children and families: Allan and his wife Laurie Eagles and their children Tara and Jack of Milton; Jan and Paddy Parrish of Meaford and their children Nathan (Cathi) and children Madison, Connor and Adam of Meaford, and Lucas (Amy) of St. Catharines; and Barbara (Robert) Green of Meaford and their children Kristen (Jay Poetker) and their children Will and Helena of Elora, and Brandon (Daniella) and their son Warren of Meaford.
Helen was predeceased by sisters Marg Hales of Windsor and Ruth Trouton of Collingwood.
Funeral services officiated by Reverend Judy Walton will be conducted at Christ Church Anglican in Meaford on Monday, February 3rd at 1:30 p.m. Helen’s family will receive friends at the church from noon until the hour of service at 1:30 on Monday and in the fellowship hall following the service. A private family service of committal and interment will follow in Meaford.
If so desired and as your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford Hospital Foundation in memory of Helen would be appreciated.
In her 81st year, Patricia Evelyn (Forsyth) Lee died peacefully at her daughter’s home in Gravenhurst on Friday, January 31st, 2014.
Patricia was pre-deceased by her husband Herbert Arthur Lee on December 11th, 2008. Patricia was born in Port Sydney on November 5th, 1933 the daughter of Lloyd and Alice Forsyth (Parris). Patricia was pre-deceased by her sister Shirley Morin and her brother Glen Forsyth.
Leaving behind to mourn are her children; Debra (Keith) Goforth, Katherine (Jack) York, Greg Lee, Margaret (Eddy) Taylor and Lloyd Lee and their children; Jennifer (Todd) Marr, David (Jessie) Goforth, Mitchell (Rachel) Inch, Lee (Sam) Taylor, Erin (Nathan) Thomson, Peggy (Peter) Schofield, John (Lori) York, Noel (Jane) Goforth and Steven Goforth.
In the last few years, Patricia loved nothing more than spending time with her many great-grandchildren. She was happiest surrounded by her family with a great-grandchild on her lap.
According to Patricia’s wishes, there will not be a funeral.
Anyone wishing to donate in her memory can do so to the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation or to a charity of your choice.
The family would like to say a special thank you to Dr. Rebecca Kent for her caring ways, to CCAC and to Closing the Gap with special thanks to Della Ruttan for taking good care of our mother during this difficult time.
MILLS, Cheryl - (Retired from the Toronto School Board)
Suddenly, passed away, while out of the country on Friday, January 31st, 2014 at the age of 58.
Predeceased by her beloved husband Warren Mills, her mother Eileen Bryan & husband Don and by her father Paul Kearns. Loving mother of Jennifer Toste, Keith Clark and Andrew Clark.
Proud grandma of Mathew & Sarah Toste and Autumn Clark. Loving sister of Wendy Morgan (Steve).
Cheryl will be sadly missed & never forgotten by the Mills-Terveld family, the entire Kerr family and by her walking & furry companion Scotty. Cheryl will be remembered for her warm smile, infectious laugh and her zest for the love of life.
As per Cheryl's wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Cheryl's Life will be held at the Rotary Place (West Ridge), 100 University Ave., Orillia on Saturday, February 15 from 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
If desired, memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Parkinson Society or the SPCA - Orillia Branch would be appreciated.
Peacefully passed away at his home in Tollendale on Friday, January 31, 2014.
Tony Verkaik of Barrie and formerly of Springdale in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Johanna “Anne” (nee Maan). Loving father of Debbie VanLeusen (Jack Vos and late Jerry VanLeusen) and Arlene Kooring-Murray (Brian Murray and late Dan Kooring).
Proud grandpa of Jeremy (Charlene), Aaron (Lesley Botelho) and Andrea VanLeusen (Brad Thompson); Bradley (Yvonne), Jordan, Kenny and Curtis Kooring and Jake Murray. Dear brother of Ann Mol, Agnes VanDyke and predeceased by Jake, Harry, George, and Peter Verkaik, Lena Terpstra and Betsy Horlings. T
ony will be lovingly remembered by many brother and sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Springdale Christian Reformed Church, 1466 5th Sideroad, Bradford for visitation on Monday, February 3, 2014 from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service held at the Church at 12 noon. Interment in Bradford.
In Tony’s memory, donations may be made to the Holland Marsh and District Christian School or World Renew (Hunger Relief).
Dollie passed away peacefully at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, January, 30, 2014, following a long battle with her health.
Beloved wife of Al Davey of Bracebridge. Loving mother of Joe and his wife Debbie and Lynda Davey and her friend Kosmas Zografopolous.
Devoted grandmother of Allison Davey, Alexandra Davey, Joey Norsworthy and Michael Norsworthy. Dear sister of Josie Savijarvi (Ray) and the late Ted Barnoski. Sister-in-law of Nancy Barnoski. She will always be remembered by her many nieces and nephews.
At Dollie’s request, cremation has taken place. A celebration of Dollie’s life will be held in the spring.
If desired, memorial donations can be directed to the Children’s Foundation of Muskoka or the charity of your choice.
Our family would like to extend thanks to Dr. Tina Kappos and the staff of South Muskoka Memorial Hospital for their care and support.
Passed peacefully January 30, 2014, at PRHC, after a short but courageous fight with cancer at age 64.
Born in Stuttgart, Germany, to the late Frank Francisco of Cesa, Italy and Irene Francisco (née Magocs) of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Beloved wife of John Forde of Peterborough, and step-mother to Lindsay Forde (John), Pete Forde and Matt Cragg (Rebecca). Greatly missed by her brothers and sisters: Susan Francisco, Frank Francisco (Donna), John Francisco and Valerie Coton (née Francisco; Paul). Cherished aunt of Theresa, John-Austen, Mia, Naomi, Dimitri and Bianca.
Carol's dad was a Major in the US Army Corp of Engineers, so she grew up in Germany, Taiwan, Texas, Virginia, North Carolina and finally Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. There she attended Liberty High School, before heading to Philadelphia to attend the Tyler School of Art at Temple University.
Carol headed north to the Peterborough, Ontario area with her friends from Tyler in the late 1970s. A talented graphic designer/illustrator, she worked at several marketing firms before starting her own graphic design company, Francisco Creative Images, in Peterborough. Carol was an accomplished fine artist, focusing on botanical studies, Japanese brush painting, life drawing and portraiture. She participated in local artist groups in Peterborough and Port Credit, where she and John divided their time in recent years.
Carol made many friends through her love of art, music and culture, and in her last days enjoyed recounting her many travels, canoeing/camping trips and adventures with family and friends.
Since 1979 Carol has been a dedicated practitioner of the Taoist Tai Chi arts of health, and a founding member of the Peterborough Branch of Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi. She was a generous, thoughtful, inspiring volunteer instructor, and a valued contributor to the Central Region (Ontario & Manitoba) Management and Instruction Committees, following the example of Master Moy Lin Shin, founder of the International Taoist Tai Chi Society and Fung Loy Kok (FLK) Institute of Taoism. Carol was well known throughout the Peterborough Branch, Central Region, Canada and across the globe, through her 30+ years of dedicated service to the Society.
A private celebration of Carol's life will take place Saturday, February 22nd. She will later find her rest in the Columbarium at the International Taoist Tai Chi Quiet Cultivation Centre, east of Orangeville, ON.
Her family would like to thank Dr. Jennifer Gilles-Doyle, Dr. Kelly Parks and the wonderful nursing staff in D2.
In lieu of flowers, Carol's family suggests a donation to the Palliative Care Unit at PRHC, or to FLK.
Died peacefully on Thursday January 30, 2014 following a brief illness surrounded by his family at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood in his 82nd year.
Lorne of Stayner, beloved husband of Helen (nee Evans) for almost 57 years. Loving father of Beth Storey of Thornbury and Greg and his wife Christine of Barrie.
Cherished grandpa of Courtney, Jenna and Aaron Storey and Cameron and Emma Stewart. Dear brother of Albert (Linda), Bill (Barbara), Marjorie (late Paul Batzold), Helen (Len Marriott), Dorothy Stewart (Grigg Vollrath) and the late Orland (Brenda), the late Harold (Margaret Currie), the late Oscar and the late Don.
Lorne will also be missed by his sisters-in-law Dorothy McQueen and Bernice (Don Beattie) and by his many nieces and nephews.
Lorne was the long time proprietor of the Texaco garage on Main Street. He was a committed member of the community through his involvement with many organizations, particularly as a founding member and past president of the Stayner Heritage Society and through his dedication to Centennial United Church.
He was a quiet man with a strong voice. He will be missed.
Memorial Service will be held at Centennial United Church, 234 William Street, Stayner Monday at 2 o’clock. Reception to follow.
Remembrances to the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation or the Centennial United Church would be appreciated by Lorne’s family.
Passed suddenly on January 30th, in Orillia, at the age of 54.
Beloved husband of Judy Troian. Loving father of Tosha and Tiffany. C
herished son of William and Maryann Troian. Dear son-in-law of Faye Stein and the late Garry Stein. Fondly remembered by many sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews. Bill will be sadly missed by his loving side-kicks, Oscar and Koby.
The funeral service will be held in Orillia on Thursday, February 6th. Cremation to follow.
If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated.