Passed peacefully in her sleep at Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the age of 69.
Beverley Babcock (nee Collins) was predeceased by her parents Frank and Olive Collins and by her brother Fred.
Much loved mother of Diana Thompson & her husband Danny and Bobby Babcock & his wife Kim. Cherished Nannie of Olivia, Gracie, Amy, Eryn and Georgia. Beverley will be lovingly remembered by her sister-in-law Beth Holdsworth, Bob Babcock and many dear friends.
Special thanks to Dr. Wendy McComb and the Nurses at Soldiers' Oncology Dept. for all your care & compassion.
It was a hard five and a half year battle that mom handled with dignity, grace and as always a smile on her face.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Heritage United Church, 322 Muskoka St. Washago.
Donations in Beverley's name can be made to the Orillia S.P.C.A.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a heavenly spirit in the comfort of her own home. Rebeccah, "Becky," gained her angel wings at 8:23 pm on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Becky was surrounded by family at her bedside.
Becky was a hero to her family and friends; she braved a courageous battle against brain cancer with a smile, grace and a selfless nature. Rebeccah brought peace and understanding to those around her during her difficult struggle.
Becky is survived by her loving parents Roger & Tara Cloutier, her spirited sister, Madelynne, maternal grandparents Doug & Debbie Ayers of Orillia, and paternal grandparents, Ruth Cloutier & Benoit Pouliet of Weedon Quebec, preceded by her paternal grandfather, Yvan Cloutier.
Rebeccah enjoyed many things in life but nothing more than spending time with her family, and sharing her heart with the world- primarily her own supportive community of Victoria Harbour.
Rebeccah's service will be open to the public on Tuesday, September 23rd at Mapleview Community Church, at 300 Mapleview Drive W., Barrie, Ontario. There will be a viewing commencing at 11:00am followed by a service at 1:00pm and a balloon release. A small celebration of life will take place following the service.
Rebeccah's family wishes to request notes or letters be written for Madelynne about what her sister meant and about her strength so that she may have those warm reminding words to help her through this difficult time. There will be opportunity to write words of wisdom and inspiration at the reception.
Angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.
Passed away at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie on Monday, September 13, 2014, in his 74th year.
Survived by his wife Joyce and sons; Robert (Tanya) and Steven (Cheryl), his sister Marjorie (Wilfred deceased) Herbert and brother John (Louis) Draper. Much loved son of the late Mydra Arksey and John Draper and predeceased by his sister Victereene Draper. He will be sorely missed by his grandchildren; Aidan, Ronan, Ashlinn, Colton and many family members and friends.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and sports enthusiast, he enjoyed the outdoors immensely.
Dick began his work career at 17, when he struck out on his own and took a job with Northern Telecom. After he and Joyce were married in 1961, he worked for Mansfield Tire. Never being one to shy away from trying new things, his career path took him into Real Estate, Car Salesmanship, New home building and lastly the operator of Draper Coin Wash, until his passing.
In accordance with his wishes, there will not be a funeral at this time. A private family celebration of life will be organized at a later date.
Donations can be made in memoriam to the Kidney Foundation of Canada.
Incredible gratitude must be given to his wife Joyce of 54 years whose immeasurable care and support following a near fatal medical issue allowed Dick to enjoy 8 more years with his family, grandchildren and friends.
Born in Toronto on April 27, 1924. Died peacefully on September 13, 2014 at the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre, Toronto.
Son of the late Dr. R. I. Harris and Beatrice Ferguson. Predeceased by brothers Bob and Don Harris. Beloved husband of the late Peg Harris (nee Saunderson). Father to Christopher and wife Denise Werker, Julia Huycke and husband Graeme, and Douglas and wife Iris Sokoloff.
Grandfather, "Dandy", to Peter, Eli, Isaac, Peggy, Micah and Oliver.
A veteran of WW II, wounded while serving with the 48th Highlanders in Italy, Irving spent the rest of his life determined to make the world a better place. He is remembered for his teaching excellence in the classroom and for his skills as a leader and administrator.
He began his career as a teacher in New Liskeard and Newmarket, later becoming the Principal of Newmarket High School and then District Inspector. He was instrumental in making Geography a distinct subject in Ontario, and in recognizing the key role of parents in an inclusive public education system. He had a pivotal role in the newly created Simcoe County Board of Education as Superintendent, and later as the Director of Education.
He remained active in his retirement, volunteering with many organizations including the Women & Children's Shelter of Barrie and several First Nation communities across Ontario. Irving was an accomplished woodworker, carver and painter who loved teaching these skills to children over many summers at Go Home Bay.
Dad was a true gentleman who had a way with people of all ages and a positive outlook on life, even with the untimely loss of his beloved Peg and the progressive deterioration of his eyesight. He will be sadly missed by family and friends but his legacy of optimism, tenacity, compassion and courage has influenced many and will live on.
Special thanks to all the staff in K2W at Sunnybrook who provided such wonderful care for our dad over the last five months.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the CNIB or the Veterans Wing of the Sunnybrook Foundation.
Details of a Memorial service will be announced at a later date.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Neil Pollock (June 23, 1937-Sept. 13, 2014).
He came to Canada from Glasgow as an 18 year old. Neil met his soulmate and wife, Rosemary, in the early 70s at George Brown College in Toronto, where they both worked.
It was odd to see one without the other and their personalities balanced each other out perfectly. A few years later their daughter, Alexis, was born. In her, many of Neil's strong personality traits continue to live on.
He went on to work and retire from OPSEU where, in his words, he was, "leading the workers to paradise". His brother and close friend, Graham (and family) and Rosemary's sister Sasha Wachta (and family) will also miss him dearly.
Although Neil had a small family, he thought of close friends as his 'chosen family' and the outpouring of support they have shown the past week and a half has been remarkable. Neil loved his family and friends, his dogs, his dram of scotch, reading, sailing and laughing, especially with his 'almost' grand kids Lily and Owen.
His gregarious personality, dry and witty sense of humour and kind heart are things we miss today and will continue to miss as the days pass.
A celebration of his life will be held in the spring of 2015.
If desired, donations in memory of Neil may be made to your local SPCA or charity of your choice.
Passed away peacefully at Mill Creek Care Centre on September 12, 2014.
Born in England in 1932, Audrey emigrated to Canada in 1960, eventually settling in Lorraine, Quebec where she had a long and distinguished career in nursing.
Audrey moved to Barrie, Ontario in 2010. Audrey is predeceased by her husband, Brian Barnes and her brother Gordon Coulthard. Audrey is survived by sister, Barbara, her brothers Robin and Colin, her daughter Susan and granddaughters, Letitia and Danielle.
A celebration of Audrey's life will be held on Saturday, September 27th in Barrie. A reception will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army and are appreciated.
Passed away peacefully on Friday, September 12, 2014 at Matthews House Hospice, Alliston.
Beloved husband and best friend of Louise, loving father of Deanna and her husband Ryan. Proud Grampy to the "lads" Tyler and William.
Predeceased by his sister Eleanor. He will be sadly missed by sisters Linda and Susan and brother Ronnie, along with many extended relatives and friends whose lives he touched.
Bob will be remembered by his loved ones as a kind, generous, fiercely protective man, with a big heart and a wonderful sense of humour. He brought the best out in all of us.
Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Anglican Church, 125 Wellington St.W. Alliston. A Celebration of Bob's life will be held on Saturday, September 20th in Alliston.
If so desired memorial donations to Matthews House Hospice, Alliston would be appreciated.
Former Member of The Knights of Columbus in Scarborough, Longtime Employee of Crouse-Hinds, Member of St. Columbkille's Church
Passed peacefully at Spencer House in Orillia on Friday, September 12, 2014 in his 99th year.
George, loving husband of the late Dorothy, will be sadly missed by his daughter Judith Sophie-Sinclair and her husband Ian Sinclair, by his grandchildren Brent, Craig, Neal (Monique), Darren, Jennifer and Ryan (J-Lee) and by his great- grandchildren Kyle, Brooke, Oliver, Addyson, Marco and Milanna. George will be missed by his niece Joan and by his daughter-in-law Shirley Sophie (John) and by his dear friend Shirley Simpson.
George is predeceased by his son Bryan and by his daughter Patricia. George loved to socialize with family and friends and to travel the world with his wife Dorothy.
Funeral will be held at St. Columbkille's Roman Catholic Church, Uptergrove on Thursday, September 18, 2014, for Mass of Christian Burial at 2 o'clock.
If desired donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Passed away peacefully at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at age 93.
Beloved wife of the late Alan Brown Stephenson.
Loving mother of Judith Stephenson (Perter Farrell), Donna Dulder (Ken), Karen Cartledge (Julian), David Stephenson (Tammie), Betty-Lou Scanlon and Marsha Tyson.
Proud grandmother of Jamie McCright, Shelley Pearson, Kevin Marsh, Kellie Marsh, Steven Cartledge, Bryan Cartledge, Matthew Stephenson, Sarah Stephenson, Amanda Champ, Nicholas Scanlon, Christopher Tyson and Melissa Bibeau. Great grandmother of Alyssia McCright, Rory Mills, Owen Pearson, Kyrsten Marsh, Zachary Marsh, Jessalynn Cartledge, David Cartledge, Amber Cartledge, Victoria Tyson, Scott Presswood, Celestine Bibeau, Eliott Bibbeau, Riley Stephenson and Tyler Stephenson.
A service of remembrance was held at the Salvation Army Citadel, Bracebridge.
If desired, memorial gifts made to the Salvation Army would be appreciated.