Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Georgian Bay General Hospital, Penetanguishene on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 at the age of 80 years.
Beloved wife of Leonard Monette for 63 years. Loving mother of Lorraine Glass (Mike) and David Monette (Lisa).
Cherished grandmother of Tracy Boyda (Dave), Tara Carman (Brandon), Douglas Glass (Carmella), Kimberley Bech (Peter) and special great grandmother of adored Matthew Boyda (Kassandra), Chelsea Boyda (Daniel), Ella and Dylan Carman, Trevor, Devin and Courtney Bech, Brenden and Mitchel Glass and great great grandchild Brenden Boyda.
Daughter of the late Arthur and Alida Desrochers. Dear sister of Marie Bouk. Lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews and many friends.
The funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 21st at St. Ann's Church, Penetanguishene at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow.
If desired, donations to the O S P C A would be appreciated by the family.
Dear son of Alan and the late Eunice Richards (2009). Loving and loved brother of Ann, Jamie (Lindsay), Sheila (Bill Williams) and the late Beth Richards (1969). Caring uncle to Jay Richards, Ben, Greg and Jackie Williams.
Born in Toronto, Tom lived his younger years in Regina, Saskatchewan. When he was ten, the family moved back to Toronto. Each summer of his life he spent some time at the family cottage in the Bay of Islands, Northern Georgian Bay. He was very interested in the First Nations communities of Canada. Tom attended Trinity College School and graduated from York University with a combined honors degree in economics and anthropology. Tom travelled to Japan on a student exchange at the University of Tokyo, where his love for the country soon developed. He became proficient in Japanese culture and language; speaking, reading and writing fluently in Japanese. He returned to Japan and travelled abroad several times. Tom travelled to many parts of the world often experiencing the less exotic parts of the countries he visited. He loved the challenges of living in and with communities that were less fortunate and more real.
Tom taught ESL in Japan, Turkey and Poland. He completed a two season solo canoe trip from Collingwood to the North Channel of Lake Huron two years ago. Tom's experiences both at home and abroad provided him with a foundation of spiriruality and morals by which he lived his life. He studied ancient civilizations and wrote deep and thought-provoking stories and poetry about life. He posted a blog with his writing in the last year of his life.
His character was complex. He was stubborn and determined and had a beautiful sense of humor. He was tenacious and a perfectionist. He was a woodworker and handyman. He charmed his caregivers and volunteers, even when not feeling well. Thank you, David. He made friends around the world. When Tom was your friend he cared deeply for you. His spiritual connection with Buddhism ultimately provided solace through his devastating journey with ALS.
Thank you Suma, Taz and Helen.
From beginning to end, Tom's thinking prompted him to wonder and question, propose and discuss, wander and seek answers to questions few of us would consider or contemplate. He was as comfortable discussing the science of physics as he was discussing the language, arts, culture, religion and history of Canada and the world. He taught us about life and its beauty, and death and its mystery. He was always a kind and gentle soul. We miss him, but he has left a legacy far greater than his humility would allow him to comprehend or acknowledge.
Thank you to the wonderful nurses and PSWs of CCAC and St. Elizabeth Collingwood, and to Sunset Manor staff, who all did their very best to comfort and care for Tom. Thank you Sarah, with the ALS Society, who was instrumental in helping Tom and his family navigate the system and supports that were made available to him. Dr. Houston, thank you.
A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday June 14th in Collingwood ON, followed by a reception.
Donations in Tom's memory may be made to ALS Ontario.
The following was inscribed in a book given to Tom by his maternal grandmother, Nania, in July 1969. She obviously knew Tom well.
To Dear Tom "Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime and departing, leave behind us, Footprints on the sands of time." A Psalm of Life, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1838.
Passed suddenly at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 in his 78th year.
Ron, loving husband to Irene, will be sadly missed by his children Sandra (Brady Aubin) Stanton, Bruce (Heather) Stanton, Doug (Jane) Stanton, and Dianne (Charles) Hounsome; by his grandchildren Jessica (Andrew), Matthew, Stephanie (John), Jason (Amanda), Valerie, Lauren, Sarah (Matt), Fraser, Todd (Colleen), Scott, Chris, and Sydney; by his great grandchildren Aidan, Alexia, Kailyn, Carter, Sienna, Lyla, Jack, Charlotte, and Emma; by his brother John (Helen) Stanton, and sisters Susan (David) Pryke and Janet (Bob) Shaw and by many nieces and nephews. Ron is predeceased by his brother Christopher.
Ron was a Member Masonic Lodge 192, Royal Arch, Rameses Shrine Club, Returning Officer both federal and provincial 1975-2004, Past President of Resorts Ontario, former Councillor and Reeve of the Township of Orillia, County of Simcoe Councillor, Founder of Bayview Wildwood Resorts Limited of Port Stanton.
Visitation will take place at St. James Anglican Church in Orillia on Friday, June 13th from 10 a.m. until time of the service at 11 o’clock. Burial will follow. Celebration of Life will follow at Bayview Wildwood Resort.
If desired memorial donations to the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother in her 96th year made her transition at Mill Creek Care Centre on June 10th, 2014, surrounded by family, nursing staff and friends.
Helen was married to the love of her life, the late William Arthur Ford Trebelco for 55 years. Loving mother to son John Trebelco (the late Lori) and daughter Joan Duffy (the late John).
Cherished grandmother to Artis Duffy Crawford (Jim), Bill Duffy, John Trebelco, and Steven Trebelco. Step-grandmother to Leanne Alexander and Michael Page (Chrissy). Great-grandmother to Vanessa Hewson (Mitch); Ariel(Chuck) and Even Crawford; and Kailey, Kira, and Matthew Trebelco. Step-great-grandmother to Ethan and Mackenzie Alexander.
Helen will also be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Helen was predeceased by her parents, Annie and Alfred Burton; her sisters Florence Moore and Alfreda MacPherson; and brothers Gerald, Macintyre, Jack, and Donald (infant).
Helen worked in the Bank of Commerce in Woodville (1958-1976), was involved in the United Church and community, and enjoyed fun and relaxation with Ford in Florida for over 20 years. She was an avid bridge and bid euchre player, curler, golfer, and “jumble and crossword” whiz!
A special thanks to the Mill Creek Care Centre nursing staff and ground floor PSWs, especially during Helen's last days.
The funeral service will be held in Barrie on Saturday, June 14th. Interment in Woodville on Monday, June 16th.
Memorial donations to the MS Society or to the foundation of choice would be appreciated by the family.
Peacefully with family by her side at the Hospice Simcoe in Barrie on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014.
Binnie (nee Bouius) in her 84th year. Beloved wife of 60 years to Hendriekus (Hank) who pre-deceased her in December 2013. Dear mother of the first Wendy Ann (deceased 1958), Hilda Wilson (Bob McCutcheon) of Orillia, Jack (Gayle) of Barrie, Wendy Laurier (Brad) of Oro Station and Jeff of Barrie.
Loving Oma of Jonathon & Melanie, Brolan & Braeden and Derek. Great-grandmother of Landen.
Survived by her brothers and sisters Edith Binnendyk (and the late Dick), Cor Bouius (Orion), Gail Wagner (Frank), Rudy Bouius (Ria) and pre-deceased by Major Harry Bouius and Anne Haverson.
A funeral service will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church, 33 Shirley Avenue in Barrie on Friday, June 13th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Barrie.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Simcoe.
A very sincere thank you to Fran Kunce-Rea for the love and care that she provided mom and to Hospice Simcoe for their wonderful care and compassion.
Passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family & friends on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at the age of 56.
Loved wife & best life-long friend of Peter Wassenaar. Youngest daughter of Mervyn Abbott (predeceased) and Dorothy Robertson. Sister of Wayne (Carolyn) Abbott, Barbara (Robert) Griffin, Diane (Hans) Weick, Karen (Gary) Cooper and Shawn (Jenn) Abbott.
Sister-in-law of Roely (Reg) Cole and Mary (Koos predeceased) Wassenaar. Luckiest Aunt to wonderful nieces & nephews.
Please accept our thanks for the love, prayers, support and kindness of our family, church family and friends. We are overwhelmed, and say thank you, God bless you.
Funeral Service will be held at First Baptist Church, 265 Coldwater Rd. Orillia on Saturday, June 14th at 11 a.m.
In Catherine's memory, please make a donation of diapers or formula to the Orillia Pregnancy Crisis Centre or a food donation to Living for Jesus - Barrie Rd., Orillia.