Peacefully on Thursday November 29, 2012 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood in her 90th year.
Maureen of Stayner, beloved wife of the late Kenneth Allen (2000). Loving mother of Robert (Ellen), Richard, Peter (Pat) and Katherine Allen.
Dear grandmother of Kenneth, Cathy (Gary Keeping), Shannon, Amy, Bradley (Ashley Racz) and Michelle (Talon MacLean). Cherished great-grandmother of Livvy and Ryker MacLean.
Survived by brother Roly (Barbara) Harper and sister-in-law Kay Harper. Predeceased by brother Bill Harper.
Dear aunt of Joanne, Sharon (Mike Paquin), Nancy (Larry) and John Harper and their families.
Friends will be received at the Jubilee Presbyterian Church, 7320 Highway 26, Stayner on Monday December 3, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. for the Funeral Service at 1 o’clock. Cremation to follow with interment in Stayner.
If desired, remembrances to the Jubilee Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by Maureen’s family.
Passed away suddenly in her 79th year on Thursday, November 29th at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario peacefully and surrounded by her family.
Beloved wife of the late Wilfred Bryce. Adored mom to Valerie Piekarz (Richard) and Brenda Ireland (Brian).
Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Nicholas, Kayla, Jerrad and Lauren. Survived by her brother Bevan Tackaberry (Betty) and sister Adele Greig (Keith).
Fondly remembered by nieces Carol, Kathy, Charlene, Tami and nephew Steven. Loved and dearly missed by her cherished friends in Midland as well as her newest circle in Kitchener.
Joye devoted many years of volunteer services to Georgian Bay General Hospital Midland. All will remember her endless warmth, tireless determination in every endeavor, willingness to listen and devotion to her family.
A celebration of her life will take place in Midland on Saturday, December 8th
If desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
EDWARDS, Patricia 'Patsy' - (Long time member of the Ideal Rebekah Lodge, Midland)
It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of our dear Aunt and friend to many, at the Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland on Thursday November 29th, 2012 in her 68th year.
Patsy Edwards of Midland, beloved wife of the late Glen Edwards. Predeceased by her parents C.W. "Bill" and Stella Warren.
Sister of the late Violet and her husband Eugene Ladouceur and the late Phylliss Cook. Survived by her brother-in-law Bob Cook, nephews James, Robert, Dave and Larry Ladouceur, niece Deborah Bowman and their spouses and children.
Special friend to Donna Lewis.
The family will receive friends in Midland on Saturday, December 1st. Cremation to follow.
If desired, memorial donations to the Ideal Rebekah Lodge would be appreciated.
Of Heathcote passed away suddenly but peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services in Meaford on Thursday, November 29, 2012, at the age of 90.
He was the beloved husband of the late Joyce Eleanor Grant (née Green).
Murray was the loved and respected father of Don and Linda Grant of Thornbury, Kathy Prentice (Tony Gordon) of Ceylon, and Sherry Grant-Thompson of Flesherton. He was the wonderful grampa of Shannon (Tim), Melanie (Nate), Jodi, Jennifer (Kyle), Jason and Jordan and great grampa of Ben.
Murray will be fondly remembered by his sister Millie Paddison, his sisters-in-law Pat Green, Ruby Green, and Grace Grant, his brother-in-law Jack Dawe, and his many nieces, nephews and their families.
Murray was predeceased by his siblings Ruby Rawn, J.D. Grant, Jim Grant, Ida Dawe, Nelson Grant, and Mervin Grant.
A funeral service, officiated by Reverend Judith Oliver, will be conducted at Grace United Church in Thornbury on Monday, December 3, 2012, at 11 o’clock with interment following.
As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.
Of Angus passed away peacefully at Leisure World Creemore on Thursday, November 29th in his 96th year.
Son of the late Gertrude and Earl Livingston. Beloved husband of the late Molly Livingston. Dear father of Ruth and Lou Doucet.
Harry was a proud and devoted Gramps to Michael (Kate), Debora (Ike), Sharon (Lee) and Jason. Poppa Harry will be missed by 10 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.
Harry is pre-deceased by sister, Mary and brother, W.C. (Dick).
Harry will always be remembered for his kind, gentle manner and his passion for sports. Harry was especially proud to be a part of the Barrie Colts Junior's Champions 1935. Harry was an avid golfer and horse trainer.
Cremation to take place.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
Betty died peacefully at Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Orillia on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 after a prolonged illness.
In 1968, Betty and her former husband Dr. T. Emmett Cleary moved their family to Orillia. Betty eventually became a real estate broker, establishing and running her own business here for many years.
In retirement, she enjoyed keeping up-to-date with family via texting, the internet and social media. She read the newspapers daily and offered pithy comments on current events. Her fitness routine included time on the treadmill during a favourite TV show.
Betty was the beloved grandma of MacLean, Matthew, Amber, Sarah and Samantha. Loved mom of Cathy (David), Chris (Kathy), Tim (Karen), James (Andrea), Paul and John.
She will also be missed by her pets, Shadow and Peaches.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Church of the Guardian Angels, 115 West St. N., Orillia on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 10 AM. Interment in Orillia.
In Betty's memory, the family would be grateful for donations to Cystic Fibrosis Canada (www.cysticfibrosis.ca) - Betty was the first President of the Brantford, Ontario Chapter in the early 1960s - or to the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Foundation (www.osmh.on.ca).
With great sadness and joy in our heats for having had her in our lives that we regretfully announce the passing of Catherine Anne Duncan (nee Ghibb) who passed away peaceful with family and friends at on November 28th, 2012 at RVH.
Cathy was in the sixty third year of her life and passed after losing her brave battle to Cancer.
A heartfelt thank you from the family is extended to all the staff at the RVH and Surgical Care Team who made Cathy's last days much more peaceful.
She was the beloved mother of Carol Gwendolyn Duncan and grandmother of Madison Sierra Proulx and will sadly miss her.
At Cathy's request, cremation will take place and she will be reunited with his best friends Ebony and Keeker, Dalton, Destiny and Squiggly. A Celebration of Cathy's life will be held on Thursday December 6th at The Side Door and Michael and Marion's between 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm for those wishing to attend followed by a private dinner for family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Cathy's memory to the to the RVH, Palliative Care or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Passed away peacefully on November 28, 2012 at the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital.
Beloved husband of Doreen, dear father of Kees (Beverley) of Nottawa, Gabe Jr (Sandra) of Collingwood and Yvonne of Wasaga Beach, predeceased by his son Robert.
Dear step-father of Frank McLellan (Alice), Mary Jane Barton (Ross) and Susan Parsons (Jamie). He will be greatly missed by his Grandchildren - Andrew, Michael, Cassandra, Kevin, Gabriella, Step - Grandchildren Pam, Ryan, Tyler, Danielle, Jeremy, John Mark, Sabrina, Jennifer, Josiah and his Great Grandchildren - Jayden, Brady, Austin and Elias.
He well also be greatly missed by his brothers and sister, cousins and family and many friends.
Gabe spent most of his retirement volunteering at Breaking Down Barriers and Georgian Bay Hospice. Many people will remember him as being Santa, he touched so many lives.
The Family would like to thank all the nurses of the GMH that took such good care of Gabe.
A celebration of life will be held at CornerStone Church in Nottawa on Saturday, December 8, 2012.
Passed away peacefully with his friends by his side November 28, 2012 at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre.
He will be lovingly remembered and missed by many extended family and close friends.
John worked many years to provide assistance for people, working with services such as Browndale, Catulta-Tamarack and Men's Work Counselling.
At John's request, cremation has taken place and he will be reunited with his best friend Lucky. A Celebration of John's life will be held Tuesday December 4 at Sheba Shrine Club,142 John Street Barrie at 1:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John's memory to the SPCA, Hospice Simcoe or charity of choice.
With profound sadness we announce the passing of Art Burr at Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, November 27, 2012; in his 93rd year after a courageous battle with illness.
Beloved husband of the late Alice Burr (nee McKeown). Dear father of Maureen and her husband Randy Roe of Brampton, Ontario. Very proud grandfather of Douglas and Gregory.
Predeceased by his parents Bessie and George Burr of Sarnia, Ontario and his brothers Harold, Roy and Byron Burr.
Born in Sarnia, Ontario, Art was a long time resident of Bayshore Village, Brechin, Ontario and former resident of Pointe Claire and Dorval, Quebec and Clarkson, Ontario.
He was a R.C.A.F. WW II Veteran and Vice President Sales of IEC-Holden Co. Ltd. for many years. As an avid curler and boater, Art was a former member of the Baie d'Urfe, Mississauga Golf, Lachine and Orillia Curling Clubs and the Lake St. Louis and Orillia Canadian Power Squadrons.
He was well known for his extensive gardens at his home in Bayshore Village.
A service will be held in Orillia on Saturday December 1st. Cremation to follow.
If desired, memorial donations can be made to the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Passed away at Grey Bruce Health Services in Meaford on Tuesday November 27, 2012, in his 84th year.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife, the former Isobel Jean Handy in 2000 and by their daughter Brenda Dube in 2001.
Donald was the son of the late Elmer and Amy (née Bardeau) Clock. He is remembered as the loved father of Rob Clock and his wife Marilyn, Larry Clock and his wife Louise, and Lisa Clock all of Meaford.
He will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren Travis, Kristie, Darren, Ashley, Bobby, Wendy and Cheryl and by his great grandchildren Parker, Hailey, Remi, Adassia, Mikayla, Tanner, Mason and Julia.
Donald will be remembered also by three brothers and two sisters and was predeceased by two brothers and one sister.
Cremation has taken place and a private family interment of Donald’s ashes will be conducted in Meaford at a later date.
If so desired and as your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.
John passed away peacefully in the Intensive Care Unit of the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital.
John is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Gail (nee Hider), his 2 daughters, Jill (Adam) Smyth and Leanne (Pete) Cameron and by the newest joy in his life, his grandchildren, Mari Cameron and Kaden Smyth.
John will be missed by his sister Lynn Fitzsimmons (Ken) and all of his nieces and nephews.
John was a family "doc" in Orillia for 44 years and enjoyed every minute of it. John had many passions in life from ski trips, fishing with the boys, golfing, travelling and woodworking.
He will be missed by those who shared these experiences with him.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of John's Life will be held in Orillia on Sunday, December 2nd.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
On November 27th 2012, peacefully in Elora, Ontario.
Dearly loved husband of June (Margaret Rosemary). Loved by sons Robin and his wife Denise, Clive and his wife Annie and Roger and his wife Kris. Loving grandfather to Scott, Ryan, Ali and Hayden.
John was brought up in a Victorian Islington household, his own Mum having died shortly after he was born. He went to High School in Bracebridge, Appleby College (briefly with his brother Dennis), Etobikoke and Brantford.
Showing no great promise at that stage, Jack (as he was known in his youth) became a bit of a larrikin and was sent off to Montreal to work for de Havilland in the early war years. John joined the RCAF in 1942 and flew Hurricanes and Spitfires, crashing twice. More importantly he met June while based at Rednell, England and that was the end of his wild days!
On demobbing and with her love and support, he used his flying skills to wing through Osgoode Hall and become a lawyer. He practiced mainly in Georgetown, where he became Queen’s Counsel in record time. John went on to become a Magistrate and then a Provincial Court Judge. He will be remembered as one of the more kind hearted Brampton Judges, however in close to 33 years on the bench, not one of his decisions was overturned on appeal. He was also sought out as a humane and effective labour arbitrator.
One of John’s great joys was May Island on Lake Rosseau, held by his family since the mid 1800s. His children spent all their childhood summers there with John and June in the time when the lake was pristine. But with children grown and the solitude John had so enjoyed being eroded with increasing numbers on the lake, he eventually sold up.
John and June spent their retirement years in Bracebridge and Elora, celebrating their loving union well past their diamond jubilee.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be announced in the future.
Passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Trillium Manor in Orillia at the age of 98.
He is survived by his children Myron (Joan), Elaine (Duncan Hutchison) and Mary (Ralph Hoover).
He was born in Chester, Nova Scotia and spent his early life working in farming, later in logging. After serving in the army overseas during WW II with the North Nova Scotia Highland Regiment, Mark returned home to work briefly for Nova Scotia Pulp and Paper.
He then went to Toronto to attend Diesel Mechanic Training School. After graduating he bought a garage and small store in Stayner, Ontario where the family joined him. He then worked as a mechanic for Alan G. Cooke in Barrie and then Giffen Farm Equipment in Minesing and held several other mechanic jobs in the area before retiring in 1978.
He spent many hours after retirement doing odd jobs, but his first love was camping. Prior to her death in 1986 Millie and Mark camped extensively throughout Ontario and Nova Scotia. He continued camping up to his 90th year.
He was predeceased by his wife Mildred, daughter Myrna and granddaughter Jennifer Hutchison. He will be sadly missed by 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
A family service will be held with interment in Hantsport, Nova Scotia later in 2013.
Memorial donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family.
Peacefully passed away at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Tuesday, November 27, 2012.
Henny Verhoek (nee VanDeKuilen) of Bradford in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Bill Verhoek Sr. Loving mother of late John (Shelley) Verhoek, Judy (Marcel) Lapierre, Hendrik (Lisa) Verhoek and Bill Verhoek Jr.
Survived by her sister Geert DeJong. Henny will be lovingly remembered by her 17 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held in Bradford on Friday, November 30th.
Donations to the Alzheimer Society or Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket would be appreciated.
Of Meaford passed away peacefully at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 in her 92nd year.
She was the beloved wife of the late Douglas Wade. Ellen was the cherished mother of Bob and Gayle Wade of Paris, ON, Pat and Horst Kammerer of Hornings Mills, Marlyn and Tony Hudson of Meaford, Don and Vera Wade of Owen Sound, Mary Ellen and Mike Thiffault of Thunder Bay, Nancy and Ken Schope of Meaford, and Jean and Dave Loucks of Meaford.
She was the wonderful grandma of 13, and great grandma of 20. Ellen will be remembered by her sister-in-law Ethel Wade of Owen Sound. She was predeceased by her twin brother Bill Bowins, and her sisters BethiaTrott and Jean Baker.
A funeral service, officiated by Reverend SallyAnn Longfellow, will be conducted at the Meaford United Church on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 11 o’clock with interment following.
As your expression of sympathy, donations to the East Grey Hunters and Anglers Association, Meaford Nursing Home Auxiliary or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.