Kwik, Darren of Toronto

Our family is deeply saddened to announce the sudden passing of Darren Kwik on Thursday May 31st 2018.
Darren’s biggest passion was making people feel and look beautiful as a hairstylist That is how you felt when you left his salon. He was extremely talented, winning many awards and was well known in Toronto as the “Makeover Magician”.
https://nowtoronto.com/lifestyle/torontos-hair-all-stars/.
He was a loving father to his son Damian and what he valued most in life was spending time with family.
He will be remembered as the beloved son of Christiaan and Lynn Kwik, Loving partner Lindsey Twynam, Father to Damian, Grandson to Evelyn Kidder, Brother to Wendy, Ron and Sharon, Brother In-law to Shawn and Kathi, Uncle to Sarah, Spencer, Megan, Emily and Natalie, Nephews to Thane and Carol, Henry and Rogette and Bill. Also dearly remembered by many cousins and close friends. A memorial service will take place at Burton Ave. United Church 37 Burton Ave., Barrie, on Friday, June 22 at 6:30pm. 
 
Afterglow
by Helen Lowrie Marshall
“I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an afterglow
of smiles when life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve,
to dry before the sun
of happy memories
that I leave when life is done.”
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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Toronto

Posted by on March 16, 2018

Fred (Freerk) Weening passed away on March 8th, 2018 shortly after celebrating his 75th birthday.
Visitation will take place on Monday, March 12th, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 pm and 7:00-9:00pm at Barrie First Christian Reformed Church, 33 Shirley Avenue, Barrie, ON, L4N 1M8. Join us in celebrating his life at a service on Tuesday, March 13th at 11 am at Barrie First Christian Reformed Church. Reverend Jack Vos will be officiating.  Donations can be made on site to Timothy Christian School in lieu of flowers.
Fred was born on February 27, 1943 in Holland to Fred and Ann (Vanderveen) Weening.  He immigrated to Canada in 1952 with his parents and eight siblings. On August 12, 1966 he married Maaike (Barrow) in Springdale, Ontario. Fred was a bit of a celebrity in the Kubota world and loved the art of the deal. He enjoyed golfing, gardening, yelling at hockey referees, and spending time with his family.
Fred is survived by his wife Maaike, son Michael (Narda) Weening, son Brad (April) Weening, Shannon (Tom) Ambeau, Jennifer (Oliver) Weening, and many loving siblings, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

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Wilhelm, Raymond James of Elmvale, Ontario

Posted by on March 16, 2018

Wilhelm, Raymond James – At Sara Vista Long Term Care, Elmvale, on Monday, March 12, 2018, in his 88th year, beloved husband of Phyllis. Dear father of Lisa Wilhelm, step father of Rob, Dave and Susie. Brother of Mary Davey of Peterborough. Step grandfather of 7 grandchildren and great grandfather of 5 great grandchildren. Service of remembrance will take place at Bethel Community Church, 128 St Vincent St., Barrie, on Saturday, April 7 at 11:00am, visitation from 10:00am. Arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Driver Cremation & Burial Service, 19 Ross St., Barrie. Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario

Stebner, Norah Jean of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on February 28, 2018

Stebner, Norah Jean – It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of NORAH JEAN STEBNER, beloved wife, mother, sister, and friend.  An active and giving member of the community, she touched many lives, and made them richer in so doing.  She leaves behind husband Peter, daughter Alana, son Daren, grandchildren Olivia, Liam, Lyall, and Wyatt, as well as siblings and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.  She will always be missed.  A ceremony is to be held at St. John Vianney Church, 13 Baldwin Lane, Barrie, on Friday March 2nd at 11am.  Reception to follow.  In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hospice Simcoe (HospiceSimcoe.ca) in Barrie, to support the incredible staff and volunteers who work there. Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario

Hammond, Elwood Vernon of Bracebridge, Ontario

Posted by on February 23, 2018

Elwood Vernon Hammond – Passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018 in his 80th year.   Beloved husband of Dorothy (Miller).   Loving father of Cathy Nord (Vince), Bob (Bev), Scott (Marilyn), Barry (Nancy).   Grandfather of Marc (Georgia), Elizabeth, Stephanie (Marko), Dane, Devon, Nathaniel, Victoria, Jacob, Lexi, Oliver & Kate.   Great Grandfather to Jack, Sami, Liliana & Max.
Brother to Gary (Maurene), Paul (Shirley) and Pennie.  Predeceased by parents Harold and Marjorie and siblings Oney, Orvil, Carol, Ron and Karen. Visitation at Bracebridge United Church on Friday, March 23, from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm.  Funeral service will be held Saturday, March 24 at 3 pm at Bracebridge United Church, 46 Dominion St., Bracebridge with reception to follow.  Celebration of Life (Jam Session) March 24, 7pm, Rotary Youth Centre. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation, www.heartandstroke.ca or the local canvasser Gary Hammond. Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Orillia, Owen Sound

Heitmar, John Englebert of Barrie

Posted by on February 21, 2018

John Englebert Heitmar
It is with sadness that the family of John Heitmar would like to announce his passing on Tuesday February 20, 2018 in his104th year. John was born in Isztimer, Hungary on December 20, 1914 and immigrated to Canada in 1927. He and his family lived on a farm in Saskatchewan and lived the lives of pioneers.  John served in the Second World War in the Canadian forces and will be remembered for the part he played in the liberation of Holland. John had an incredible life, filled with experiences from a bygone time.  He lived a life filled with activity and health until just a few weeks prior to his departure.
John was predeceased by his first wife Violet Winnifred Fairman, his second wife Nell ter Stege and his daughter Evelyn Meyer.  He is lovingly remembered by his children Virginia, Jacqueline and Glenn, son in laws William and Stephen.  He will be greatly missed by his grand children Angie, Christopher, Cara, Bryan and Tyler, as well as his great grandchildren Edwin, Josie, Johnny, Lotus, Brianna, C. J. and MacKenna. He will be remembered by Nells children, Pieter, Lucy, John and Ken, and grandchildren, Sonja, Chris, Tim, Marlow, Krista, Elaine, Maya and Lucia, Nadia, and Aaron, as well as several great grandchildren.
In keeping with John’s wishes there will be no funeral or visitation.
Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario

Campbell, Daniel Colin of Barrie, ON

Posted by on January 30, 2018

Daniel Colin Campbell passed away suddenly on January 27, 2018 in his 67th year. Predeceased by his parents Dug and Helen Campbell of Cookstown. Survived by close friend, Noreen Campbell and 3 children, Robert (Ruhil), Tara (Adam), Aaron (Jessica), 3 grandchildren, Aidan, Easton and Ruby. Also, survived by brothers Bruce (Suzanne) and Ray (Bernice) along with 4 nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donations to the Barrie Public Library would appreciated as Dan was an avid reader. Cremation has occurred and no services as per his wishes. Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario

McConney, Mary Elizabeth of Barrie, Ontarion

Posted by on January 29, 2018

Mary Elizabeth McConney – It is with sad hearts the family of Mary Elizabeth Maclachlan McConney (nee White) would like to announce her passing on Thursday, January 25, 2018 in her 90th year at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie after a  long illness. Although she had a long journey with her illness, she met and fought it with her typical strength and resolve which she kept along with her sense of humour until the end. Mary was pre-deceased by her loving husband Bob McConney and her daughter Judy McConney. She is lovingly remembered by her children Garnet , Sandy, Fraser and Sheila, daughter in laws Fiona, Michelle, Jan as well her six grandchildren Kate, Jesse, Duncan, Julia, Alex, Rachel, great granddaughter Jude as well as numerous extended family. All who knew her will realize there is not enough space to mention all of her close friends as there were many of them. Mary was born on November 18,1928 to John and Marjorie White in Toronto. She was raised by the Scarborough bluffs and attended Birchcliff Public School, Scarborough Collegiate and the University of Toronto Dental Nursing School. Our family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Mills, Dr. Stevens, Dr. Ng and all of their staff at the Department Of Oncology at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, in Barrie as well as all of the staff from Saint Elizabeth Health Care. Mom’s care could not have been better. Our special thanks to Hospice Simcoe for all the special loving care over the last month of her life. Mom thought as we do, that Hospice Simcoe is truly a special place for the dying as well as the grieving. In memory of Mary, donations to Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated.

Cremation arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Driver Cremation & Burial Service

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Toronto

Keaveney, Betty Jean of Barrie, ON

Posted by on December 30, 2017

Keaveney, Betty Jean – Passed away peacefully at Mill Creek Care Centre, Barrie, on  Friday, December 29, 2017. Betty was a long time member of the Barrie Country Club and an avid golfer and bridge player. For many years she was an educator/principal with the Simcoe County School Board. Betty is survived by daughters Pam Partridge (Doug) and Penny Hardy in addition to two grandchildren Ron and Tom Partridge. At Betty’s request there will be no funeral. Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario

Black, Gregory Kenneth of Bracebridge, Ontario

Posted by on December 26, 2017

BLACK, Gregory Kenneth (1955-2017) – Never one to miss a sunset on the Muskoka River, Greg Black passed peacefully in his home, in the late afternoon of December 22, 2017. He was surrounded by his family, in the place he loved most in the world, with the sun setting on his face. Greg is survived by his best friend and life partner, Nancy Gamble, loving children Jordan Black (Ashley), Kate Black (Jordan), Jori Gamble (Don) and Lily Gamble (Jo). Son to Beth Black and the late Ken Black, and brother to Debra Selkirk (late Mark), Kendra Black (Peter) and David Black (Cynthia).  Adoring grandfather to Sofia and Eva Botting and beloved family member and close friend to Chris, Jamie, Nancy, George, John, Erika, and more. Greg was a leader for the local soccer club and active in the greater Muskoka community throughout his life. He will be missed by all those that he touched as a coach, mentor, and volunteer. Details regarding a service of remembrance will be made available in the coming days. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Greg’s honour to the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation or the Bracebridge Soccer Club. 

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario

Lloyd, Louise of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on December 21, 2017
It is with the deepest sorrow that I have to announce the passing of my dear and lovely wife, and best friend, Louise Lloyd.
Louise fought hard against the negative spirit of this world. Louise passed away December 12, 2017. A memorial to celebrate Louise’s life will be held on January 5th at 1:00pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 115 Ferris Lane Barrie. She loved people, to sing for them, and lend a caring hand whenever she could. I Love you Louise, and can’t wait for that promised time, where I will see you, hold you, and play music together and laugh and be content with paradise.
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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario

Sauve, J. L. Rene (Ron) of Angus, Ontario

Posted by on December 15, 2017

J.L. Rene (Ron) Sauve  Oct 21/41- Dec 11/17
We lost a great man. He was in the military for 33 years. He loved life and his family. He leaves behind his wife Sandra of 52 years, his girls Barb (Jr), Lynne (Gary), Kathy (Carl) & Debbie (Andy). Loving grandfather of 10 grandchildren, Mike (Tracy), Bryan, James, Stephanie, Tyler, Brenda, Allisha, Krista, Kara-Lee, Martin & 1 great grandchild Brooklyn. We will miss him very much. We love you xoxo.
Celebration of Life, Saturday, December 16th   1:00 to 3:00pm 257 Centre St. Angus, the Common Room
Donations to the Simcoe County Children’s Aid Society would be appreciated.

Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario

Easterbrook, Donald Arthur of Barrie, Ontario.

Posted by on December 11, 2017

Easterbrook, Donald Arthur – Peacefully at Victoria Village Manor, Barrie on Saturday, December 9, 2017. In his 81st year, beloved husband of the late Betty (Belton), loving father of Don (Linda), Karen (Bill), Kathy (Brian), Dan (Lori) and Nancy (Steve). He will be missed by his grandchildren Jim, David, Don, Cheryl, Ken, Kelly. Holly, Nicole and Trevor and by his great-grandchildren Liam, Aurora, Ewan, Violet and Connor. Dear brother of Dorothy (Ken), Doug (Mary), Elizabeth (Jim), Dave (Lynda) and the late Barb. The family wish to thank the staff of Victoria Village Manor for the care of Don. Memorial donations may be made to Victoria Village Manor, 74 Ross St., Barrie, ON L4N 1G3. Arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Driver Cremation & Burial Service, Barrie. Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Toronto

Scruton, Dorothy Mary Cavell (nee Baker) of Cookstown

Posted by on November 18, 2017

DOROTHY MARY CAVELL SCRUTON (NEE BAKER) March 3, 1918 – October 23, 2017   This was a long life fortified by faith and strengthened by a prevailing perspective of gratitude. Dorothy defined her life by the blessings she had been afforded and took little note of those that had eluded her. Those who knew Dorothy were blessed by her kindness, generosity and her wry sense of humour. She was predeceased by her husband William Scruton and subsequently by companion Edward Hardacre.  She is survived by sons William, Richard & Edward. She was a proud and loving grandmother to Nicole, Lauren, Laurie-Dawn, Louise and Ted. Born and raised in Cookstown, Dorothy was the youngest of nine children to the late William James Baker and the late Edith Wesson.  She was predeceased by her brothers Jack, George, Norman (Alice Harris) & Frank – by her sisters Betty, Kathleen, Frances (Percy Heal) & Madge (Douglas Hedger) – and by favoured niece Mary Lou (Dick Weistra). As per Dorothy’s wishes, cremation & a private service of internment have taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Driver Cremation & Burial Service, 19 Ross St., Barrie.

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario

Packham, Randall Bruce of Barrie

Posted by on November 18, 2017

Packham, Randall Bruce – Peacefully at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.  Randall Packham, beloved husband of Leslie Joy Packham of Barrie.  Loving father of Christopher Randall Packham (Olivia Brett) of Barrie, and Sarah Joy Ash (Vaughn) of Elora.  Loving grandfather of Anna Joy Ash, Oliver Christopher Packham and Evelyn Emily Packham.  Dear son Mariann and the late William Packham.  Dear brother of William Packham (Jackie) of Thornhill, Robert Packham of Toronto and Leanne Rogers (David) of Burlington.  Uncle of Scott, Tyler (Tory), Jason, Cassie, Julia and Angelo.  Son-in-law of Rosemary and Ken Dickenson.  Brother-in-law of Karen Alexander.  Visit with family and friends on Sunday, November 19th from 2 p.m. until time of service at St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, 161 Hanmer Street West, Barrie at 3:30 p.m.  Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Simcoe or St. Margaret’s Anglican Church.  Arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Drive Cremation and Burial Service.  Condolences may be made to www.drivercremation.ca

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Welles, Peter of Barrie, formerly of Orillia & Guelph

Posted by on November 18, 2017

Peter Welles – June 23, 1939 – November 15, 2017
Peter Welles, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away unexpectedly on Nov 15, 2017.  Originally from Friesland, The Netherlands, made Canada his home in 1953.  Resident of Guelph, Orillia,  and moved to Barrie in 1970 with his family.
Loving husband to Joanne (nee Obee) for 55years. Extraordinary father to Scott (Cindy) and Kelly. Proud Poppa Pete to Andrew, Patrick, Bryce and Cailey.  Son of the late Leendert and Johanne Welles.    Brother of Kathleen (late Leo) and the late Eddy.
Peter was a long-time employee of the Simcoe County Board of Education.
Peter was involved with St. George’s Anglican Church  and was a frequent blood donor with the Canadian Red Cross.  During his retirement years, volunteered as a driver for Meals on Wheels.  When needed, Peter was there to help.
Memorial service to be held at St. George’s Anglican Church, Burton Ave and Granville St, on Thursday, November 23, 2017 – visitation between 12:00pm until time of service at 1:00pm.  Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers,  donations may be made to Hospice Simcoe or to St. George’s Anglican Church.
You will be very much missed by those of us here on earth.  When you get your wings, ring the bell.

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Filed Under: Barrie, Guelph, Ontario, Orillia

Brunne, Christopher of Leaskdale, Ontario.

Posted by on October 30, 2017

Brunne, Chris, 54 – Passed peacefully on October 22, 2017 in Leaskdale, ON, after a hard fought battle with cancer. He was born on July 11th 1963 in Uxbridge, ON to Norm and Betty Brunne and grew up with his siblings: Barb, Vicki and Dave. In 1988 he married Laura Shepherd and together they raised their 3 children Darren, Nicole, and Amanda. Chris worked as a General Contractor in the Uxbridge area for many years while following his true passion for music, golf and hockey in the evenings and weekends. A celebration of life will be held at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church – Regional Road #1, Leaskdale, ON L0C 1C0- Visitation on Friday, November 3rd 2017 from 7:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday, November 4th 2017 from 12:00pm -1:00pm followed by a service from 1:00pm- 2:00pm and reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre are appreciated.

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario

Bowser, Floyd Arnold, of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on October 17, 2017

Bowser, Floyd Arnold –  73, of Barrie, ON, has finished his struggle with PSP at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie, surrounded by his family on Friday, October 13, 2017.

Floyd is survived by his wife Jan, they celebrated 51 years of marriage, his daughter Lara (Jason) Bowser – Richards, son Brent (Natalie) Bowser -Caron, sister Alva LaPlante, brothers Don and Murray Bowser and loving grandchildren, MacAllistar, Kayla (Tim), Rianna, Cieran, Lincoln and Hendrix, nephews, nieces and extended family.

Floyd was a loving father, husband, proud grandfather and friend to all. Floyd was loved by all around him, a man of few words he conveyed the willingness to support and help everyone in his life. He created bonds of friendship no one will forget.  A special thank you to Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie, Ontario for their loving care and support. Also thank you to Marshall Driver for all of the arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson Canada.

A celebration of life will be held from 2:00 until 4:00 PM at Lions Gate Banquet Hall, 386 Blake Street, Barrie on Thursday, Oct 19. 

Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca

 

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario

Chalk, William C. (Bill) of Elmvale, ON

Posted by on October 6, 2017

Chalk, William C. (Bill)- Peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Bill leaves to mourn his wife Mary Lynn, stepchildren Kelly Sanderson, husband Mark and Christopher Comer, step-grandchildren Mya, Ava, Taylee and Marlee. Sister and brother in law Carol and Kim Worley and their children Ryan and Ashley. The family wish to express their heartfelt thanks to Dr. J. Bailey, Dr. Van Walraven, Bayshore nursing, LHIN and the compassionate nursing staff of 3GC at the RVH. All are invited to gather at Lions Gate Banquet Centre, 368 Blake St., Barrie on Thursday, October 26 from 1:00 pm until 4:00pm to join Bill’s family in remembering and celebrating. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Simcoe. Arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Driver Cremation & Burial Service, 19 Ross St., Barrie. Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca.

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario

Oliver, Wendy Leanne of Bracebridge, Ontario

Posted by on October 4, 2017

Wendy Leanne Oliver (Brown) 1962-2017 In her 55-year Wendy passed away peacefully with her husband, children, and family by her side at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Hospital, on Sunday Oct 1st, 2017, it was also Wade and Wendy’s 34th wedding anniversary. Wendy’s true love was her husband Wade, and children Jessica (Lewis), Josh, and new granddaughter Daisy Jean. Wendy is survived by her siblings Susan (Greg, Laura, Lane, Jade, Olivia, Layla, Danica, Harper), Clive, Natalie (Kyle, Jack, Alec), Brenda (Jeremy, Kingston, Mason), Alex (Cheryl), and Vanessa (Jon, Luke, and Matthew), and step mother Bernadette. Predeceased by her parents Tom and Shirley. And Wades siblings Tim (Mary Jane, Chad, Lexie, and Brandon), Kim (Mike, Bobby, Wyatt), Cara (Travis, and Chantel), Wades parents Bob and Marg (deceased). Truly Wendy’s biggest joy in life was being with her family. Wendy was very active over the years supporting the local skating and minor hockey clubs when her kids were young, whatever they were into she was into. Wendy worked at the Township of Muskoka Lakes for the past 19 years, and enjoyed working alongside her co-workers, putting a smile on their face from morning till night. Whether you knew Wendy for 10 minutes or 10 years She left a foot print in your heart. In recent years Wendy has traveled many miles on the back of Wades bike snuggled in behind him touring with their Delfago family. Wendy will be forever missed by her many family and friends. A celebration of life will be held at the Port Carling Community Center Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, from 1 – 4pm. Memorial donations can be made to Sunnybrook Health Science Hospital, or the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Driver Cremation & Burial Service. Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario

Comission, Paul William of Bracebridge, ON

Posted by on September 28, 2017

COMISSION, Paul William Paul died at age 65 on Sunday, September 24, 2017 after a 14 year battle with heart failure. He was joking to the end and peacefully slipped away as the doctors at Toronto General Hospital struggled to save him. Paul was the much loved husband of Michael Anne MacDonald Comission, caring and devoted father of Andrew and his wife Amanda, Christopher and his wife Lea and the adored and adoring “Gumpah” – emphasis on the “Pah” – of Cali and Lauren Comission. Paul is also survived by his mother Pearl Comission of Port Carling and his brother Michael Comission of Port Carling. He is survived by a large extended family of cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and wonderful caring friends and comrades, who filled his life with much happiness. Paul was a gentle and caring soul. Paul never met a child, a dog or a horse that he did not love and that did not love him. He will be greatly missed. Paul was a proud member of the Port Carling Lions, Port Carling Legion – Branch 529, the Royal Newfoundland Regiment – Bulger’s Company of the Historic Military Establishments of Upper Canada and of the Gravenhurst Rifle and Revolver Club. Paul had a full life. We are grateful to the wonderful doctors, nurses and technicians, who kept him alive for so many years when his own body was letting him down. Memorial donations to the Port Carling Lions Seniors Residence or to Andy’s Place – The Andy Pott’s Memorial Foundation – Hospice Muskoka in Port Carling. In the end, he went gently into that good night without pain. He slept away, knowing he was much loved by so many. Paul’s ashes will be interred with his father at Glen Orchard Cemetery on October 28, 2017 with a Celebration of Life at 1:00 p.m. at the Port Carling Legion.

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Toronto

Wiles, Brian William of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on September 27, 2017

Passed away peacefully at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on September 23rd, 2017 at the age of 76. An active member and supporter of the Barrie YMCA for over 50 years, Brian participated enthusiastically in a variety of community sports. His passion for physical activity, his ability to put fun into fitness and his love of kids were strongly evident throughout his long career as an educator. Principal at five elementary schools in the Simcoe County District School Board, he was also Principal of several rural schools before the current board was formed. He will be greatly missed by his many friends and by his family who love him very much: His wife Kathy, his daughters Lisa, Rhonda, Jacqueline, Alexandra and their partners; and grandchildren Hannah, Hayden, Harrison, Max and Holden. Private family service in accordance with Brian’s wishes. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca.  Brian’s family would like to express their sincere thanks to the caring staff of Royal Victoria Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations in honour of Brian can be given to the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Center. www.canadahelps.org/dn/12144

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Fraser, Dorothy Jean (nee Grant) of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on September 20, 2017

Fraser, Dorothy (nee Grant) – Passed away peacefully at Mill Creek Care Centre, Barrie on Friday, September 15, 2017 in her 83rd year. She will be greatly missed by her loving husband Ken of 64 years. Dear mother of Grant (Caroline), Murray (Darla), Aleda (Scott) and Bruce (Sue). Loving grandmother of Courtney, Heather, Austin, Sarah and 3 great grandchildren. A celebration of life will take place at Tollendale Village, 274 Hurst Dr., Barrie, on Saturday, September 30, from 12 noon until 3:00pm followed by refreshments. Martyn Van Essen, pastor of Essa Rd. Presbyterian Church officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Driver Cremation & Burial Service. Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario

Rose, Donna Eileen (MacMillan) nee Webb of Innisfil, Ontario

Posted by on September 11, 2017

ROSE, Donna Eileen (MacMillan) nee Webb – Passed away peacefully knowing she was well loved with family by her side on Monday, September 4th, 2017. Donna Rose, a long time lady of Innisfil had recently celebrated her 79 birthday. Beloved great friend and wife of Doug Rose. The World’s Best Mom to Don (Shelley) MacMillan, Kelly Buckley, Valerie Lalonde and the late Bonnie (Matt) Watts. Amazing Nana and now Angel to Garrett, Jessica, Joshua (Samantha), Zachary, Jonathan (Tabathia), Cody and Kristy. Great Grandmother to Melody.  Cherished sister of the late Teddy and Ken Webb. Donna was a long time employee of the County Court House in Barrie and an avid member of her Motorhome club. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice Simcoe, Barrie would be greatly appreciated. A Celebration of Donna’s life will be held at the Sheba Shrine Centre, 142 John St., Barrie, on Saturday, October 14 at 3:00pm with visitation between 2:00 and 4:00pm. Arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Driver Cremation & Barrie Service, Barrie. Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario

Bacon, Merlyn of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on August 30, 2017
Bacon, Merlyn – It was with great sadness that we said goodbye to our dearly beloved Merlyn Bacon on August 27, 2017 at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie. He will be forever loved and missed by his wife Helen, children Diana (Robert), Paul (Kristie), Kimberley (Andrew), grandchildren Breeann and Bryan.  Step-children Janice, Debra (Gordon), Stephen (Karen), Michael (Johanne), Lynn (Mark), grandchildren  Drew (Nicolette), Spencer, Cole (Gina), Shauna, Laurence, Alexandre and great grandchild Hannah. Brother of Roger Hirle (Heather) of Digby, NS and Allister Hirtle (Helen) of Clements Port, NS. Many thanks to the very capable staff in the  ICU at RVH. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. A Celebration of Merlyn’s life will will take place at the Terraces, 92 Dean Ave., Barrie on Saturday, October 7 at 2:00pm.  Arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Driver Cremation & Burial Service, 19 Ross St., Barrie. Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca
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