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SIESLING, Margaretha Johanna (Schouten) Siesling - Obituary | Print |

SIESLING, Margaretha Johanna (nee Schouten) -

Passed away peacefully at her home in Barrie on Sunday, January 25th, 2015 in her 89th year.

Beloved wife of the late Douwe (Don). Dear Mother of Arnold Siesling and Esther Huibers (Carl Godin).

Loving grandmother of Reuben (Kayla), Zachary and Aaron.

Dear sister-in-law of Ron Siesling (Rinske) of Barrie and Dukke Schouten, Jeltsje Hagen and Jan Siesling (Ypie) all of the Netherlands. Margaretha will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.

A funeral service will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church (33 Shirley Ave, Barrie) on Saturday, January 31st at 11:00 am. Spring interment.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the CNIB for all the help they were with mom.

SINCLAIR, Lawrence 'Larry' James Sinclair - Obituary | Print |

SINCLAIR, Lawrence 'Larry' James -

Sinclair_LarryPassed away peacefully at home with family by his side on Sunday January 25, 2014 in his 59th year.

Larry of Duntroon, beloved husband of Pat Elson. Loving father of Kelly Sinclair (Chanse Dionne) and Megan Sinclair.

Dear son of Audrey and the late Jim Sinclair. Brother of Shelley (Bob Greer) and Shawn Sinclair (Eileen Isaac). Larry will also be missed by his mother-in-law Ann Elson, sisters-in-law Margaret (Rick Lee) and Janet Elson, brother-in-law Donald Elson (Julie Payton-Farrell), nephews Sam and Chris Greer and nieces Jennifer and Isabelle Lee.

Larry's passion for and commitment to cross country skiing will be long remembered by the ski community. His leadership as mentor and coach for many cross country ski athletes, and contributions to building the sport of skiing across Canada will be missed.

Private family service to be held. A Celebration of Larry’s life for family and friends will be held at Highlands Nordic, Duntroon in the spring.

If desired, donations in Larry’s memory may be made to Cross Country Canada designated for the Highlands Trailblazers Cross Country Ski Club .

TIMM, Adolf Hinrich Oscar Timm - Obituary | Print |

TIMM, Adolf Hinrich Oscar -

Peacefully, surrounded by immediate family, at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, at the age of 81.

Devoted husband of Alice, his wife of almost 60 years. Loving father of Eric, Peter (Kyla), and Robert (Melissa).

Proud Opa of Lukas (Joanna), Mackenzie, and Grace. Brother of Rudolf Timm, Magdeburg, Germany. Predeceased by his brother Johannes.

A carpenter by trade, a businessman by inclination, a great reader of literature and history, a German immigrant who developed a real love for the land and waterways of Canada, a major fan of F1 racing, a lifetime sailor who raced his CS33 on Lake Ontario, a dynamic and enterprising but also contemplative man whose curiosity about the big questions of life was reflected in his passion for astronomy.

He loved, and he was loved.

Special thanks to the Heart Function Clinic, Orillia, for dedication and compassion over the years and to the Soldiers’ 1 team at OSMH for professional and humane care at the end of his life.

The funeral service will take place in Orillia on Wednesday, January 28th. There will be a reception on the premises after the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Foundation.

ARBON, Carolyn Mae Arbon - Obituary | Print |

ARBON, Carolyn Mae -

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 24th, 2015, surrounded by family at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, ON.

Carolyn is survived by her husband Gary of 44 years, her son Chris & fiancee Melanie, her daughter Kimmy & husband Craig. Also her Grandbabies, Bennett (son of Chris), Brodie and Sadie Mae (son and daughter of Kimmy and Craig).

Also survived by her sisters, Norma and husband Bill of Bay Roberts, Newfoundland, Barbara and husband Steve of Peterborough ON, Sandra and husband George of Bracebridge ON, and Betty and Dean of Gravenhurst ON, and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by mother Dorothy and father Norman and sister Dianna, all of Gravenhurst ON.

The Funeral Service will take place in Elmvale on Friday, January 30th. Spring interment.

If desired, memorial donations to the Royal Victoria Hospital would be appreciated

AUSSANT, Cathryne Lynne 'Cathy Aussant - Obituary | Print |

AUSSANT, Cathryne Lynne 'Cathy' -

Cathy passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at her home in Thornbury on Saturday evening, January 24, 2015 at the age of 55.

She will be remembered as the loving mother and best friend of Ashley and loved partner of Allan Bayliss and as ‘second mom’ to Karinna.

She will be sadly missed by her parents Peter and Margaret Aussant of Meaford and sisters Debbie Fletcher (Ed) of Everett, Carrie Innes (Michael) of Aurora and Laurie Kaczmarczyk (Mark) of Guelph.

Cathy was a dear aunt of Ryan (Anneh), Dan (Samantha), Jamie, Cole, Kaitlyn and Maggie and special great aunt of Brody and Myah. Cathy is also survived and fondly remembered by several aunts, uncles and cousins.

As were Cathy’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. A private disposition of Cathy’s ashes will be conducted at a later date.

“We’ll miss you forever, we’ll love you for always”

COWDEN, Jane Cowden - Obituary | Print |

COWDEN, Jane -

Cowden_JanePassed away with family by her side at Victoria Village, Barrie on Saturday January 24, 2015 at the age of 65.

Beloved wife of Keith for 44 years. Loved mother of Keri Cowden, Jennifer Applegate (Drew) and Michael Cowden (Ashlea Morrow).

Adored Nannie of Maddie Jane, Benjamin, Conner, Hunter, Kamryn, Hudson, Carter and Soleil.

Cherished daughter of Jean and the late James Moss. Dear sister of Thomas Moss (Patti), John Moss (Joan), Bruce Moss. Dear sister in-law of Norma Edwards (Bruce), Jim Cowden (Liz) and the late Ernie Cowden (Patricia).

Jane will be fondly remembered by all who knew her including her furry friends Harley, Davidson, Daddy Warbucks, Littlefoot Hanover, Mr. Parker and all her grand-doggies.

ane will be remembered for her smart witted sense of humour, her love for her home on the farm “Celebration Acres” and her second home in Florida on the golf course. Jane enjoyed so many things in life, reading, travelling, golfing, horse races, road trips and entertaining family and friends.

She fought a tough battle the last 4 years. We are thankful to have been surrounded by the loving hearts and compassion of a team of dynamic women from: RVH – Stroke and Rehabilitation Program, The Home Care PSW team from Bayshore Agency and Red Cross. The Nursing and Personal Support Staff of Victoria Village 6th Floor. Special thank you to Dr. Michael McConvey for his understanding and care to guide us all through this difficult time.

The funeral service will take palce in Barrie on Thursday, January 29th.

Memorial donations to Victoria Village-6th Floor Balmoral or the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre Stroke and Rehabilitation Program would be appreciated by the family .

MONAGUE, Gerald Monague - Obituary | Print |

MONAGUE, Gerald -

Monague_Gerald(Accomplished fiddle player)

Passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, January 24th, 2015 in his 82nd year.

Beloved husband of the late Stella Monague and loving partner Judy Teel. Loving father of the late Cameron, Dale, Joyce, Carol, Murray and survived by Sue McCue (Terry), Hiram (Valerie), Pauline, Hubert, Guy (Caroline), Sharon (Dave), Georgia and Dale (Betty). Grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather of many.

Brother of Pat Sandy, Kenny, Adeline Copegog, Bernice Blue, Faith Marsden, Elizabeth King, Vernon, John Sr. and Rod Sr. He will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

The funeral service will bw held at the Christian Island United Church on Wednesday, January 28th at 1 p.m. Interment at Christian Island.

If desired, donations to the Niijii Fund would be greatly appreciated.

SHORE, William Murton Shore - Obituary | Print |

SHORE, William Murton -

Passed away suddenly at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie with his family by his side on Saturday, January 24, 2015.

Bill Shore of Wyebridge, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Carolyn. 

Funeral Service will take place at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Wyebridge on Wednesday, January 28 at 2 p.m. Spring Interment.

Memorial Donations to Church of the Good Shepherd, Wyebridge would be appreciated

COUSINEAU, Eli 'Roy' Cousineau - Obituary | Print |

COUSINEAU, Eli 'Roy' -

(Retired employee of Parks Canada-Georgian Bay Islands)

Peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on Friday, January 23rd, 2015 in his 70th year.

Roy Cousineau, loving father of Tammy (Al) Cousineau of Midland, Jeffery (Patricia) Cousineau, Paul (Lisa) Cousineau all of Orillia and Sandra Cousineau of Penetang.

Loved Papa to Sarah, Jenna, Mellissa, Tyler, Meaghan, William, Danielle, Christopher, Trevor, Adam, Cassie, Nicole, Tyler and great Papa to Carter and Cooper.

Roy his survived by his brothers Daniel, Joseph, Louie, Dave Cousineau and all his nieces, nephews and their families. Roy is also predeceased by his many brothers and sisters.

Cremation will take place. As per Roy's wishes, there will be no visitation or service.

DALE, Alberta (Fee) Dale - Obituary | Print |

DALE, Alberta (Fee) -

Entered into rest at Hillcrest Village Care Centre on Friday, January 23, 2015, in her 98th year.

Beloved wife of the late Norman Dale. Dear mother of Bud Wooldridge (Midge), Caroline Marshall (Don) and Jack Wooldridge (Elaine). She will be missed by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Hillcrest Village for their care and compassion during a difficult time.

If desired, memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

GAMMON, Jerry Gammon - Obituary | Print |

GAMMON, Jerry -

Gammon_JerryPassed away suddenly at his residence in Midland on January 23rd, 2015 at the age of 81.

Loving companion of Elva Campbell. Cherished father of Elaine Gammon (Bidan), Geraldine Bonnin (Gary) and step-father of James Campbell (Cathie).

Loving grandfather of Jason, Amanda, Bradley, Montana, Courtney, Nikki and great-grandfather of Cameron, Rowan, Ayla, Makenzie, Jadiah, Clayton and Noah.

Dear brother of Ken McCauley (Barbara). He will be fondly remembered by his nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.

Jerry loved being on Georgian Bay. The funeral service will take place in Midland on Wednesday, January 28th.

If desired, memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

HANSEN, Josephine Hansen - Obituary | Print |

HANSEN, Josephine -

March 15, 1935 - January 23, 2015

Our mother left us today. Missing her greatly are son Stein (Trude), daughter Heidi (Bob), son Richard (Tom).

She was proud grandma to Christopher, Christina, Bobby, Kayla, Erik and Alison and great-grandma to Aubrey, Andrew and Brooklyn. Josie was lovingly referred to by her grandchildren as JoJo Bean and Gma Jo.

She leaves behind her brother Martin. Josie has left us to join with those who went before her: sister, Veronica/Ronnie and niece, Georgina.

Josie was born in Liverpool, England and immigrated to Canada in 1960, living first in Toronto and then settling in Stroud, just south of Barrie, Ontario. She will be dearly missed by her nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

A Funeral Service will take place in the Chapel of St. Joseph on Friday, January 30, at 12 pm. Following the service a reception will be held for family and friends.

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

LEWANDOWSKI, Mark Lewandowski - Obituary | Print |


(June 8th, 1938 - January 23rd, 2015)

It is with great sorrow that our family announces the passing of Mark Lewandowski.

The loving husband of Jaga, father of Michael, Joanne and Catherine, and wonderful grandfather to Elle, Jack and Sam.

A Celebration of Mark's life will be held in Collingwood on Monday, January 26th.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in Mr. Lewandowski's memory.

NADEAU, Barry Robert Nadeau - Obituary | Print |

NADEAU, Barry Robert -

Nadeau_BarryLoving Son of Joy and Robert and big brother of Renée, Uncle to Rachel & Emma Galloway, passed away peacefully at Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital on Friday, January 23, 2015.

Barry led a full life and accomplished many things; Played the guitar and organ by ear, Basketball superstar at the age of 10, Won trophies at bowling, Heavy hitter in T-ball with homeruns guaranteed every time!

Went to grade 10, Fell in love, Had his heart broken, Taught colouring to his nieces, Kind to animals, Endeared others around him, Made us realize what is really important in life.

Speaking on behalf of Barry, his loving sister Renée would like to thank all of his support staff, over the years, from Simcoe Community Services for his Nights that turned into mornings, Friends that turned into family And dreams that turned into reality, Couldn’t have done it without you!

A memorial gathering will take place in Orillia on Sunday, February 1st. Interment in Flesherton.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations to Simcoe Community Services Orillia would be greatly appreciated

OGILIVE, Bruce Gordon Ogilive - Obituary | Print |

OGILIVE, Bruce Gordon -

Ogilive_BruceBruce’s journey of enlightening friends and family with his love and laughter, concluded peacefully on January 23, 2015, at Campbell House in Collingwood, with his best friend and wife, Lorraine Ogilvie at his side.

Bruce’s 76 years of celebrating life, started in Dundee Scotland where the paths he traveled and explored weren’t without challenges, yet Bruce demonstrated the same spirit and endless unselfishness empowering his family with life, forgiveness and joy right up to and now beyond his passing.

Carrying on Bruce’s love and dedication to life, family and friends are his wife: Lorraine, his children: Erin, Patrick and his wife Laura, Lindsay and her husband Gordon, his Grandchildren: Alexandra, Nikita, Gabriel, Skylar, Corinne, Shayne and Paisley, the congregation from Wasaga Beach Community Presbyterian Church and his brethren from Northern Lights Masonic Lodge.

A Masonic Service, scheduled for 1:30, followed by Bruce’s Wasaga Beach Community Presbyterian Church service at 2:00 pm, will take place on Saturday, January 31, 2015 and then followed by fellowship and refreshments at the church, located at 208 Mosley Street.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Campbell House, as the amazing staff, wonderful volunteers and other resident families were all our extended family during Bruce’s stay.

PHILLIPPS, Lloyd Mervyn Phillipps - Obituary | Print |

PHILLIPPS, Lloyd Mervyn -

Lloyd, husband, father and grandfather, passed away at the Orillia Soldier's Memorial Hospital peacefully in his 92nd year on Friday, January 23, 2015.

Survived by his loving wife, Veronica, son, Lloyd and daughter-in-law, Shelley, cherished grandpa of Allison and Grace.

He will be sadly missed by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his daughter, Louise and son, Scott.

A life long Orillia Resident, Lloyd worked for many years in the hardware business and also at Dorr Oliver Long.

A private family service will be held in the future.

Donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.

SHPAK, Doras May Shpak - Obituary | Print |

SHPAK, Doras May -

Passed away peacefully at her home in Wasaga Beach at age 86.

Beloved wife of the late Harold. Loving mother of Harry and his wife Gabriel, Sandy and her husband Randy Hibbs, Joan and her husband Dan Patterson and Carol Ripley.

She will be sadly missed by many grandchildren.

At Shirley's request no formal service will be held, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations made to the Alzheimers's Society in Doas' memory.

SLY, Darryn James Sly - Obituary | Print |

SLY, Darryn James -

Sly_DarrynPassed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, January 23, 2015 at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto at the age of 49.

Darryn, loving son of Sylvia and the late Darryl Sly of Collingwood. Loving friend and companion of Terri Udell.

Cherished brother of Michelle and her husband Paul Laughlin and Kevin and his wife Leigh Ann Sly. Adored uncle of Patrick Laughlin, Morgan, Ben, Steven and Adam Sly.

Darryn will be sadly missed also by his uncles, aunts and cousins.

Doc’s will to always lend a hand and his infectious smile will be forever cherished by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Funeral arrangements pending.

STALKER, Helen Stalker - Obituary | Print |

STALKER, Helen -

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Helen Stalker(nee Eberhart)of Collingwood. Helen passed away peacefully in her 93rd year at the Collingwood Nursing Home.

Dearly beloved wife of the late Herman John Barber and the late Wilbert Anthony Stalker.

She will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by her son John Barber and daughter-in-law Linda, both of Collingwood, and her son Greg Barber of Toronto.

At Helen's request there will no service.

In lieu of flowers donations would be appreciated in her name to Hospice Georgian Triangle.

TATTON, Coreen Mary Lois (McCraken) Tatton - Obituary | Print |

TATTON, Coreen Mary Lois (McCraken) -

Peacefully at the I.O.O.F. Barrie, on Friday, January 23, 2015 in her 91st year.

Coreen Tatton, beloved wife of the late Lewis (Lew) Tatton. Loving mother of Robert & wife Susie of Port Severn, Sharon & husband Bryan Pigeau of Orillia, Greg & wife Kim of Sprucedale, Brenda McLeoad (Robert predeceased) and partner William Harvey of Coulson, Darrin & wife Carol of Orillia.

Loved by 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Daughter of the late Marie & Roy McCracken. Survived by her brother Arnold McCracken of Shanty Bay and predeceased by her sisters Iona & Ulva.

Will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service to celebrate Coreen’s life will be held at St. John’s Anglican Church, Craighurst on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 1 o’clock with visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Interment of cremated remains will be held in Craighurst, in the spring.

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

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