McDOWELL; Roy F. of Barrie

Posted by on May 9, 2018

Passed away suddenly at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Monday, May 7th, 2018. Roy McDowell at the age of 91 loving husband of Audrey McDowell and the late Beth McDowell. Proud father of Chris (Linda) McDowell, Cathy McDowell, Linda (Rick) Harkness, Colleen (Phil) Webber, April (Russ) Petrie, Leila McDowell and Tanya Davies. Much loved grandfather of Stephen, Jacqueline, Cheryl-Lynn, Jesse, Nicole, Joshua, Ethan, Jared, Sydnie, Paige, Mackenzie and Miranda and great grandfather of Kyle, Josh, Tate, Kaylea, Cassidy and Jacob. Roy is also survived by his brothers Bill (Joyce) McDowell and Ed (Irene) McDowell and also his sister Trudy (the late Bob) Wylie Predeceased by his brother Lorne McDowell. Roy will be fondly remembered by his sister in-law Doris McDowell as well as his many nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Thursday from 7 – 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at 11 o’clock Friday, May 11th, 2018 with visitation from 10 a.m. Interment Minesing Union Cemetery. Memorial donations the Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario

HUTCHINSON; W. Alan

Posted by on May 4, 2018

Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 with his family at his side. Al Hutchinson at the age of 65, loving husband of Janine (nee Poitras) Hutchinson. Proud father of Bryan (Erin) Hutchinson and Kristen Hutchinson (Mike Plaunt). Al will be fondly remembered by his sister Phyllis (Douglas) Caston as well as his nieces and nephews. Al is predeceased by his parents Archie and Carrie Hutchinson as well as his sister Joan (the late John) Caston and brother Bruce Hutchinson (Nessrine Fathizadeh). Friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 11am until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1o’clock. Interment Barrie Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Toronto

COLES: Eunice of Barrie

Posted by on April 13, 2018

(nee Lawrence), 85, passed away in her sleep on April 10th, 2018 in Barrie, ON. Born in Hayes, Middlesex, England on July 18, 1932, to Francis George Lawrence and Florence Carter, she immigrated to Canada with her husband in 1957. She is survived by the love of her life, Robert (Bobby) Coles, and her adored seven sons and daughters in-law: Graham (Csilla), Gary (Anne), Russell (Jennie), Bruce (Lisa), Ian (Amanda), Terry (Karen), and Jeff (Jennie). She is also survived by her grandchildren: Sarah, Ryan, Mollie, Taylor, Sam, Amber, Bronte, Dani, Zack, Denver, Brody, Kyle, McKinley, Devon, Jake, and Kalan, as well as her great grandchildren: Jasmine, Raine, Oliver, Theodore, Malik, Kyleigh, Bodhi, Mateo, Hadley, Declan, and Xavier. Along with the legacy of raising a big, beautiful, connected family, Eunice went back to school later in life and earned a bachelor degree in history and women’s studies from York University.  She will deeply missed by her entire brood. Friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME (445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie) on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 10 a.m. until the time of Service in the Chapel at 11 o’clock a.m. Memorial Donations to Covenant Hose Toronto or Parkinson Canada would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to adamsfuneralhome.ca

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MITTON: Carolyn of Barrie

Posted by on April 11, 2018

Passed away after a courageous battle with cancer at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at the age of 70 years. Beloved wife of Gary for 50 years. Cherished mother to Michelle Mitton (Glen Dusome), Craig Mitton (Stephanie) and Blake Mitton (Jo-Anne). Loving grandmother of Andrea, Ryann, Sophie, Lylah and Sadie. A Celebration of Carolyn’s life will be held at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 3 o’clock p.m. with visitation from 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded through adamsfuneralhome.ca

 

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Orillia

DRAKE, Margo May

Posted by on April 9, 2018

Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Friday, April 6 ,2018 at the age of 75. Beloved wife of John Drake for 56 years. Cherished mother of Debbie Drake and John (Tanya) Drake. Loving grandma of Matthew, Rebecca, Braydon and Ashton. Dear sister of Stewart (Karen) Crawford and sister in law of William (Margaret) Drake and Frances (Bob) Lainson. Margo will be sadly missed by all of her nieces, nephews, long time close friends and her beloved dog “Buddy”. Friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME (445 St. Vincent Street Barrie) on Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 1 p.m. until the time of funeral service at 2 o’clock p.m. Refreshments will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Orillia, Toronto

KEELER, Catherine “Kay”

Posted by on April 9, 2018

 Passed away peacefully at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, on Sunday April 8, 2018 at the age of 89. Loving wife of Don for 69 years. Cherished mother of Kathy (Steve), Linda (Randy), Patti (Len) and Susan (Sean). Adored Grandma of Neil (Christina), Sean, Jennifer (Steve), Brittany, Scott, Jamie, Keely, Glenn, and Nolan. G-G Kay of Olivia and Ava. Kay will be fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Beryl. Friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, (445 St. Vincent St. Barrie) on Thursday, April 12, 2018 for a memorial service at 11 o’clock a.m. A reception will follow. Memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Calgary, Toronto, Windsor

Hawthorne: Ronald of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on April 4, 2018

 

Passed away at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie after a brief illness  on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at the age of 75. Beloved husband of Gayle for 49 years. Loving father of Andrew Hawthorne (Wendy Loevenmark) and Nicole Hawthorne (Virginia). Cherished Papa to Miranda Hawthorne. Dear brother of Sandra Szajkowski and uncle to Christine McFarlane (Al). A service to celebrate Ron’s life will be held at ADAMS FUNERALHOME 445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie at 3 o’clock p.m. with visitation from 2 p.m. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Orillia

BONNER: Shirley of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on April 4, 2018

Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the age of 85. Beloved wife of Edward for 60 years. Cherished mother to Stephen. Dear sister of Charles Edwards (Joan), Ruth Hughes (Jim), Betty Stewart (Robert) and sister in-law of Jean Edwards, Bill Weatherbee (Marguerite), Bernice Vickers (Blaise). Shirley is predeceased by her sisters Peg, Louise, Edna, Mildred, Lucy, Josephine, and Georgina; and brothers Clarence, Henry, William, and Malcolm. Shirley will be forever loved and remembered by nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME (445 St. Vincent Street Barrie) to celebrate Shirley’s life on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. A special thank you to Dr. H. Deboer-Fennell and her staff for their care of Shirley; the nurses and PSW’s of Bayshore for their wonderful care and service; and to the staff at Hospice Simcoe. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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McFADDEN: Timothy of Barrie

Posted by on March 26, 2018

Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe on Sunday, March 25th, 2018. Tim McFadden at the age of 46 best friend and loving husband of Jennifer (nee Sullivan). Tim will be remembered as a devoted father to his daughters Jamie and Brooke and will be sadly missed by his parents Harvey and Amelia McFadden and also his brother Shawn.  Friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Thursday, March 29th, 2018 from 12 p.m. until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 2 o’clock. Memorial donations to Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Toronto

ARMATAGE: Patricia J. of Barrie

Posted by on March 6, 2018

 

Passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side. After an extremely courageous battle with cancer Pat passed away at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Pat Amatage loving wife of Sid. Devoted mother of Chris (Jennifer) Armatage, Mark (Michelle) Armatage, Patrick (Tracy) Armatage and Katie (Mohit) Rajhans. Cherished sister of David (Linda) Quennell. Extraordinary Nana of Natalie, Jayne, Emma, Ben, Walker, Ty, Finn, Maya, Rowan, Navin, Maggie, Annie and Thomas. Pat will be remembered by her brothers Ted, Peter and Terry Quennell as well as her sister Nancy Lee. Dear sister in-law of Doug and Diane Armatage. Pat will be missed by her wonderful circle of friends. Friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Monday from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at 1 o’clock Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 with visitation from 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers please consider bringing a new copy of your favorite children’s story book which will then be donated to the Barrie Public Library or alternatively, memorial donation to Jumpstart would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Stratford, Toronto

WATSON: William (Bill) Formerly of Winnipeg, Ajax and Barrie

Posted by on February 26, 2018

Passed away peacefully at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Sunday February 25th, 2018. Bill Watson in his 96th year, beloved husband of the late Sheila (nee Burke) Watson. Cherished father of Mary Jean Watson (Herman Robinson), Scott Watson and the late Peter Watson. Much loved grandfather of Rheanna (Michael) Evans and great grandfather of Kayla Watson (Samuel O’Mahoney), Brittany (Shawn) Kononuk and Jacob Evans. Bill is also survived by his brothers Bob (Lucille) Watson, Bruce (the late Florence) Watson and Blake (Jane) Watson. Bill will be fondly remembered by his brother in-law Michael (the late Gloria) Burke and many nieces and nephews. Bill was born in Winnipeg Manitoba on July 25, 1922 and obtained his B.Sc. Eng. Electrical Engineering at the University of Manitoba in 1945. Bill’s career took him to Montreal where he married Sheila and established their family and later returned to Winnipeg retiring to Ajax Ontario. At that time Bill obtained a Master’s of Theology from Regis College at the U of T. Subsequent to Sheila’s death Bill lived in Toronto and then moved to Barrie to be close to family. Bill’s family appreciates the heath care provided to their father in his later years. Bill also valued the spiritual community who deeply shared his faith. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 65 Amelia Street, Barrie, Ontario on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10 o’clock. Reception to follow in the Parish Hall. Memorial donations to Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions or Regis College would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Toronto, Winnipeg

NASTASIUK: Alex Michael

Posted by on February 26, 2018

It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Alex Michael Nastasiuk on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Woods Park Care Centre, Barrie. Bel

 

oved husband of Peggy who predeceased him (2011) after 51 years of marriage. Cherished father of John (Tracey), Anne (Kelvin) Hamilton, Paul (Sue), Joey (Jane) and Theresa. Loving Poppa of Christopher, Nicholas, Alexandra, Samantha, Madison, Zachary, Sara, Matthew and Anika.

 

Alex is predeceased by his sisters Leda Stefanko, Nina Daley, Vera LeBlanc, Mary Nastasiuk and brothers Peter, Nick and Billy Nastasiuk. Alex was born on August 4, 1928 in Timmins, Ontario. After graduating from Timmins High and Vocational School in 1947, encouraged by his teacher Miss. Wilson, he left Timmins to attend St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto. He received his BA in 1952 and his MA in Philosophy in 1954. After completing his studies at University of Toronto he enrolled in St. Augustine’s Seminary. He left the seminary realizing that his vocation was teaching and continued his education completing his BEd. and MEd. at the University of Toronto. This was the beginning of a long teaching career that spanned nearly 40 years. Early in his teaching career at Mattawa High School he met a fellow teacher and future wife, Peggy. They married in 1959 initially finding a home in Aurora, then moving on to Barrie in 1967 where they stayed and raised their family. Throughout his life Alex was an avid gardener winning many horticultural awards and applying his gardening skills to his parish, St John Vianney. He played competitive baseball in Timmins during summers as a young man, then later participated in orienteering meets in Ontario. These were just a few of Alex’s many interests. Alex was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by all. Friends

 

will be received at Adams Funeral Home 445 St. Vincent Street (just north of Cundles Road) Barrie on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 6 – 9 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. John Vianney Catholic Church 13 Baldwin Lane Barrie on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 11 o’clock a.m. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca
The family would like to thank Dr. Michael McConvey and the staff at Woods Park for their exceptional care and compassion.

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MALISANI; Margaret of Barrie

Posted by on February 21, 2018

Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018. Margaret Malisani in her 74th year, loving wife and best friend of Silvano. Cherished mother of Dorothy (Tyler) Steel and step-mother of Peter Malisani and Silvia (Andrew) Bartkiw. Devoted grandmother of Tristan and Riley and step-grandmother of Davin (Allyson) and Alyssa. Margaret will also be fondly remembered by her sister Györgyi Komeiner as well as her nieces Georgie and Szilvia. Friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Friday from 12 – 2:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 650 Essa Road, Barrie at 3 o’clock on Friday, February 23, 2018. Memorial donations to the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Toronto

LAWSON: Jean King Scott

Posted by on February 17, 2018

Passed away at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Friday, February 16, 2018 at the age of 90. Beloved wife of Tom for 67 years. Cherished mother of Katie (Kevin O’Halloran) and Jim (Victoria). Loved grandmother to Alex (Amanda) and Leah (James Anderson). Dear sister of Jess Torrance (late Bill) and the late Anne Sutherland. Jean will be forever loved and remembered by many extended family and friends in Canada, Scotland and throughout the world. A celebration of Jean’s life will be held at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME 445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 3 o’clock p.m. with visitation from 2 p.m. Memorial donations to the RVH Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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PFRIMMER, Muriel; of Shanty Bay

Posted by on February 14, 2018

(Long Time Post Master Shanty Bay Post Office)

Passed away peacefully with her loving family at her side on Monday, February 12, 2018 at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre. Muriel Pfrimmer at the age of 92, loving wife of 70 years to Donald Pfrimmer. Devoted mother of Rae (Linda) Pfrimmer, Judy (Bryan) Pacello and Blaine (Joan) Pfrimmer. Cherished grandmother of Miranda, Sally, D.J., Billie Jo, Krissy, Tracy, Crystal and Samantha and great grandmother of eight. Predeceased by her son Garry Pfrimmer as well as her sisters Eileen Beaudoin, Frances Nesbitt, Florence Pfrimmer and also her brother Nelson Taylor. Muriel will also be fondly remembered by her nephew Bill Pfrimmer, her special niece Betty Shannon as well as her many other nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Monday, February 19, 2018 from 1 p.m. until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 3 o’clock. Interment Little Brick Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Orillia

TURNER:Jack

Posted by on February 13, 2018

November 28, 1928 – February 12, 2018

 

In his 90th year Jack passed away peacefully with his family by his side.  Jack was predeceased by his beloved wife Barb and son Jamie. His children, John (Vera Lynn), Cheryl (Ron), Suzanne (Ron), daughters in-law Sue (Clayton), and Faye, will remember him as a loving man who gave them the gift of strong family and personal values. His grandchildren, Tiffany, Tyrell, Natalie, Kyle, Sarah, Andrea, Shikara and Cole, and great grandchildren, Malcolm, Violet, Lucy, Mason, Chase, Samuel, and Kaelan will miss their papa dearly. He will also be lovingly remembered by his sister in-law Beth (Joe). Jack worked at G.E. for 23 years, and enjoyed his retirement years in the house he built himself 60 years ago. He loved his garden in the back 50, riding his bike through town, and mostly enjoyed spending time with his family and faithful companion, Maggie. Everyone who knew Jack will never forget his smile, his blue eyes, and that he called everyone “love”. A special thanks to all who have provided their love and support these past several years when Jack lived alone. A Celebration of Life will take place on Sunday, February 25th, 2018 at 1:00pm at Ferndale Banquet Hall, 24 Ferndale Industrial Drive. In lieu of flowers, donations to CMHA (Simcoe Branch) or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Orillia, Toronto

NIELSEN:Henry

Posted by on February 13, 2018

 

Passed away at Woods Park Care Centre, Barrie on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at the age of 94. Predeceased by his wife Rosa (2015). Loved father of Laila Quinton, Mary Ann Jackson, Kenneth Nielsen and Richard Nielsen. Cherished grandfather of eight and great grandfather of five. Friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 2 p.m. until time of Service in the Chapel at 3 o’clock p.m. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolences may be forwarded through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Murphy; Frank of Barrie

Posted by on February 5, 2018

Passed away suddenly at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Monday, February 5, 2018. Frank Murphy at the age of 77 years loving husband of Gwen and proud father of Patrick Murphy. Frank is survived by his brother Jim (Ruth) Murphy and is predeceased by his sister Sheila Jaffary. Frank will be fondly remembered by his nieces Heather and Louise as well as his nephew Alan. Friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Thursday from 6 – 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 o’clock on Friday, February 9, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 65 Amelia Street, Barrie. Memorial donations to Cystic Fibrosis Canada would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Toronto

HALL: Greg

Posted by on February 5, 2018

Charles Gregory Hall – February 1, 1932 to February 3, 2018

Charles Gregory (“Greg”) Hall passed away peacefully at Victoria Village in Barrie on February 3, 2018, as a result of Parkinson’s Disease. He was 86 years old and, in his own words, he had lived a very full, rewarding and wonderful life.

Greg was born in Saskatoon in 1932 to James and Beulah (Strongest) Hall. The Halls were descendants of Irish immigrants from County Tyrone, Ireland, who first settled in St. Colomban (Que) and eventually in Saskatoon.

Greg had four siblings, all of whom still reside in Saskatchewan: Marilyn, Sharon, Jim and Patrick. Being the oldest, Greg was fondly looked upon by his brothers and sisters as their big, responsible older brother who dutifully looked out for and protected them.

Greg attended Campion College in Regina and started at the Ford Motor Company in 1952, where he worked for 37 years. At the bus stop on his way to work, he took notice of a beautiful Agnes (“Gussie”) Lenore Benko, beginning a love affair lasting 68 years.

Greg and Gussie were married on August 17, 1954 and their 3 children, Warren (Val), Joanne (Jamie) and Bruce (Anne Elise) were all born in Regina. Greg’s work ethic at Ford meant promotions and transfers to Winnipeg and then Brampton. Many long-lasting friendships developed with neighbours from Regina, Winnipeg, Brampton and Barrie.

In 1993, Greg and Gussie moved to Barrie to be close to their grandson Kelly (Gallacher). They settled across from Sunnidale Park, where they spent time with their 3 grandchildren Kelly (Joanne) and Owen and Gwyneth (Bruce and Anne Elise). Greg volunteered with the Barrie Horticultural Society to maintain the park’s expansive gardens and landscape.

Greg was a life-long outdoorsman and loved many kinds of exercise, physical activity and sports, including walking, hiking, running, cycling, skiing, tennis and golf. He was lucky enough to beat the 12,500 to 1 odds and score a hole-in-one in golf. Greg was fortunate to have retired early at the age of 55, allowing many years of good health, outdoor and social activities, volunteering and travel before his Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis.

During retirement, Greg and Gussie enjoyed many wonderful trips together, including the opportunity to visit Portugal, England, Bermuda, Barbados, Florida and many trips out west to visit family and friends. Greg and Gussie volunteered with Meals on Wheels and spent time at the Parkview Seniors Centre.

Gussie suffered from renal failure in 1997, requiring a long hospital stay and period of recovery. Her fierce determination and strong spirit allowed her to overcome the illness. During this period, Greg provided unwavering support, staying by her side, advocating for her care and treatment and driving to Orillia for multiple hospital visits each week.

In 2004, Greg and Gussie moved from Sunnidale Road to the Roxborough condominium and enjoyed living in Downtown Barrie near the waterfront, parks, activities and shops and restaurants, including Greg’s favourite Mango Chicken at the Royal Thai restaurant.

Gussie, having regained much of her strength and vitality, was able to reciprocate and faithfully looked after Greg and his increasing physical challenges associated with Parkinson’s until he moved into Victoria Village in 2012.

Greg’s time at Victoria Village was surrounded by staff and volunteers who developed an affection for him and always had his best interests in mind. Greg was very brave and accepting of his diagnosis. He always remained positive despite his declining health and mounting challenges and he rarely complained about his condition.

Greg’s attributes and values in life, love, friendships, work and his interests and hobbies were deeply engrained, notably his being a devoted, faithful, honest, kind, and generous person to those around him. He was an extremely hard-working, confident, determined and patient person in both life and business, highly inquisitive in nature and methodical in the way he approached almost everything he did. This was reflected in the many pieces of finely crafted wood furniture he built, his photography and landscaping projects.

Greg was a clever person and loved a challenge in building or fixing something. He would think about it endlessly and research it tirelessly, collect the right tools or parts, reverse engineer it and when it was all said and done, you knew it would last forever. However, he was a perfectionist and he sometimes kept at it until he got it exactly the way he wanted it. It would be hard to imagine if he’d had access to the internet.

Greg didn’t necessarily know or realize it, but he was a great teacher and had a profound influence on his kids, grandkids and siblings. He was a great teacher, not only because he often told or instructed us how to do things, but in that he also showed us by example.

Greg show us by example how to be a great and loving husband, father, son, brother and grand-father and an all-around good, caring, generous and principled person. He also showed us, again by example, how to be hard-working, patient, confident and successful. Greg imparted much of his being and values onto us and we are imprinted with his DNA, therefore these lessons will be taught and lived every day whether we realize it or not.

Our family would like to thank all of Greg’s and Gussie’s family and friends who were an important part of his long and amazing life. We also thank all of the staff at Victoria Village who have diligently cared for him with compassion and grace, especially in his last few weeks.

A celebration of Greg’s life will take place during the spring in Sunnidale Park in Barrie and details will be provided at a later date. No flowers please, only condolences and best wishes left on this website are appreciated. If you feel inclined to make a donation in Greg’s honour, please do so through Parkinson Canada.

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DEGAUST; Archibald (Archie) Charles

Posted by on February 5, 2018

Passed away peacefully at his home in Barrie ON surrounded by family on February 4, 2018 in his 87th year. Predeceased by his wife of nearly 52 years, Sylvia. Dear father of Archie and Kevin. Beloved grandfather of Corey, Gerritt and Chantal. Predeceased by his parents Archibald “Archie” and Catherine (nee MacKenzie) and stepmother Dorothy of Cape Breton, NS. He will be sadly missed by his siblings Anne, Dolores (Lou), Andy (Jean), Brother Benedict, Dorothy (Fred) and Ellie. Archie’s early life was shaped by a Depression-era upbringing in Cape Breton, two years as a Franciscan seminarian and an education at St. Francis Xavier University. As a schoolteacher he inspired countless to love Shakespeare, read and write poetry and appreciate music of all genres. In his retirement he discovered a passion for woodturning and dedicated countless hours in his shop creating breathtaking pieces of art that have found their way into homes around the world. In his later years he was a devoted caregiver to the love of his life, Sylvia, and doted on his grandchildren. He was a voracious reader of books, an entertaining storyteller, a talented singer and a committed servant of his community, particularly through the Knights of Columbus. Family and friends will be received at Adams Funeral Home, 445 St. Vincent St., Barrie on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 65 Amelia St., Barrie on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 10:00 am. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Sleeping Children Around the World or Covenant House Toronto.

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CRAWFORD: Douglas A.H.

Posted by on February 3, 2018

Passed away suddenly, due to complications from surgery, at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Friday, February 2, 2018 at the age of 72. Beloved husband of Lynda (nee Caldwell) for 42 years. Loving father of Jeffery (Andrea) of Oro-Medonte, Theresa Lawlor (John) of Ottawa and Stepdad to Jennifer Galbraith of Ottawa. Cherished Grandpa to 10 grandchildren. Loved brother to Dianne Waddell (Jack) of Sarnia, Joan Lavin (Roy) of Midland and John (Doris) of Oro-Medonte. Will be greatly missed by special brother and life time buddy Lloyd Schram; sister in-law Betty Bestwick and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Howard and Bessie Crawford. Friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St., Barrie on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and again on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. followed by Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1 o’clock p.m. Memorial donations to the RVH Cardiac Care Unit or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded through adamsfuneralhome.ca

 

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Orillia, Owen Sound

WALSH: Jane A.

Posted by on January 31, 2018

Jane passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, January 29, 2018 at the age of 84. Predeceased by her beloved husband Paul. Survived by her four children: Jenny (Bob) McIntosh, Pat Walsh, Chris (Kim) Walsh and Sandy Walsh (Glenn Currie), and nine grandchildren: Robin, Cassandra, Jackie, Ryan, Jayme, Shannon, Emma, Ben and Paul.  Jane graduated from the University of Toronto , Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy; and she also received an MFA from York University. Jane was a great supporter of the Arts, and worked tirelessly with the MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie. She was also a founding member of the Gryphon (Georgian) Theatre. She loved to ski, sail, golf and play tennis with her many friends and family. Entertaining all at her home in Shanty Bay will be a fond memory for all who knew her. A drop in Gathering will be held to celebrate Jane’s life at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME 445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 3-6 p.m. Memorial donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Orillia, Toronto

HUTCHINSON: Jean

Posted by on January 21, 2018

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden yet peaceful passing of Jean at her home on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the age of 83. Beloved wife of 60 years to the late Mort. Cherished mother of Linda Clark, Murray (the late Debbie), the late Kathy (Dan) Duffy, Bill (Regina) and Greg (Jodi). Proud Nannie of Rob, Ryan (Stephanie), Jason (Krista), Pam (Jerry), Emily (Phil), Ashley, Krystal, Cody, Kelsey; step grandmother of Kyle (Karen), Tara (Andrew), Justin, William, Emily; and great Nannie of Addison, Caleb and Silas. Jean is survived by her sister Shirley (Ross) Spearn and sister in-law June (the late Morris) Partridge and predeceased by her sister Edith Lawrence. Friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 1 o’clock p.m. with visitation from 12 p.m. until 12:45 p.m. Spring interment Barrie Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the RVH Foundation or Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

A special thank you to the nurses and staff of the RVH Dialysis Clinic.

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BERTRAM: Delbert (Del) of Bracebridge

Posted by on January 14, 2018

Recently Retired Ontario Power Generation 

Passed away suddenly on Friday, January 12, 2018 in Bracebridge at the age of 59. Del Bertram, best friend and the love of his life to Lori Robertson. Admired father of Natalie (Dan) Bognar and Cassandra Bertram (Chris Kadonoff) and proud grandfather of Mason Bognar and step-father of Cody Robertson. Son of Paul and Lois Bertram and brother of Ken (Debbie) Bertram, Glenda Geloso and Peggy (John) Bosanac. Del will be remembered by his nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Friends and family will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Thursday from 6  – 9 p.m. Memorial donations to Right To Play Canada would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Orillia

COLES; Kathleen of Barrie

Posted by on January 11, 2018

Life Member of the ANAF Women’s Auxiliary and Member of Holy Spirit CWL

Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 with her loving family at her side. Kay Coles in her 90th year, beloved wife of the late Milton Coles. Dear mother of Patrick Coles and the late Glen, Kenneth and Edward Coles.  Kay will be remembered as a loving mother in-law to Charlene and Cherrie Coles and the cherished grandmother of Jason and Joshua Coles. Sister of Frances Ryan and cherished aunt of Dorine Dubreuil, Patsy Baguley, Lynda Woolner and Barry Kearns. Friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Sunday from 2 – 5 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Holy Spirit Catholic Church 650 Essa Road, Barrie on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 11 o’clock a.m. Interment St. James Catholic Cemetery Colgan. Memorial donations to Holy Spirit Catholic Church or the Royal Victoria Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Orillia