Francetto, Philip of Barrie, Ontario

Franchetto, Philip – Passed away peacefully on Sunday May 7th, 2017 at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie at the age of 90. Beloved husband of the late Doreen Franchetto. Loving father of Nancy, Paul (Veronika), and Dean (Stacey) Franchetto. Philip will be dearly missed by his grandsons Philip-Lee, Russell, Christopher, Zachary, Liam and Nicholas. Predeceased by siblings Martin, Helen, Mineo, and Louie.  In keeping with Philip’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  Donations in memory of Philip can be made to Hospice Simcoe www.hospicesimcoe.ca
Online messages of condolence can be shared at www.marshallwdrivercremationandburialservice.ca
Our family wishes to thank and recognize the exemplary care given by Drs. Emerson and Follwell, staff and volunteers at RVH, Serenity Retirement Home and Hospice Simcoe.

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario

Cushing, Randy Clifford, of Barrie, Ontario

We will miss our friend – Randy Clifford Cushing passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 working on his sailboat (his happy place). Born May 22, 1954, Randy was the beloved husband of 39 years to Karen (nee Gorham) and the proud father to sons Rory and Brook. His family was his unwavering priority. Randy appreciated and cherished the simple things in life.  He always had a smile and a kind word for those he met. Always the first to offer his help, Randy had more friends than he even knew.  Randy lived the life he loved, and loved the life he lived. May his memory live on through the kindness of others. Randy’s family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 28th at the Hawkestone Yacht Club.  Casual attire only, just as Randy would have liked it. Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Orillia

Truman, Leo Fredrick of Barrie, Ontario

Truman, William Fredrick – On Wednesday, April 26th, William Fredrick Truman of Barrie, Ontario died peacefully at Simcoe Hospice at age 90. Born in Niagara Falls, Ontario on April 9th 1927 to John and Eva, he was a loving brother to Eva, May and Margaret. He is survived by Donna, his wife of 71 years, sister Zena, brother-in-law Tom, daughter Linda, grandchildren Peter and Amanda, and great grandchild Adelaide. Bill was a proud veteran and worked as a labourer for companies such as Oneita, General Electric and Tandy. He loved to bowl and was actively involved as a coach for youth.  Bill was also passionate about golf, walking and Mountain Dew. The family would like to thank the staff at Royal Victoria Hospital’s Specialized Senior’s Care Department, Hospice Simcoe, and Kate Skinner for her help and support. A celebration of life will be held on Monday, May 8th from 6 pm until 8 pm at the Barrie Legion on 410 St. Vincent Street in Barrie. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to Hospice Simcoe at http://www.hospicesimcoe.ca/donating/ or to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario at http://www.alzheimer.ca/en/on/Get-involved/Donate. 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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Burrowes, Dorothy Madeline of Barrie, ON

Posted by on April 20, 2017

Dorothy Madeline Burrowes – Surrounded by family and love, Dorothy passed away on April 3, 2017 at the Simcoe Hospice, Barrie, in her 76th year. Beloved mother of Marty Burrowes, Edward (deceased) and Keith (deceased). Dorothy was a loving Grandma to Rikki Robinson (John) and Tristan Dunnett, Bracebridge, ON and a proud Great-Grandma to Lily, Kaleb and Journey. Dear sister to Kenneth Seth Rolston (Marion deceased) Uxbridge, ON; Kathleen Isabella Bogart (Rex) Barrie, ON; Keith George Laverne Rolston – Deceased (Betty) Toronto ON, Bryan Clinton Rolston – Deceased (Winnie) Brantford, ON and Sharon Minick (Larry) Barrie, ON. She will also be dearly missed by numerous nieces and nephews. Dorothy was a long-time employee and retiree of Proctor and Gamble (Hamilton). She will be sadly missed by all her friends and family who will remember her wonderful sense of humour, kindness and tireless energy. At her request, the family will be holding a private service. Thanks to the staff at Simcoe Hospice, Barrie, for their kindness and understanding. If desired, donations may be made to local SPCA.

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Filed Under: Barrie, Hamilton, Ontario

Archer, Lorrainne of Shanty Bay, ON

Posted by on April 18, 2017

Archer, Lorraine –  89 years of Shanty Bay, passed away with loved ones by her side at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Friday April 14th 2017. Born April 5th 1928 in Toronto, she was the daughter of William and Lillian Johnston and sister to Harold Johnston. Lorraine was deeply loved and will be missed by all. The loving mother of Shelly Armitage, Randy Gow and his wife, Sandra Crann. Grandmother to Nicole, Alexis, Brittney and Courtney. Great grandmother to John, Matthew, Dominick, Christopher, Marissa, Talia, Brynna and Avorie. We find peace in knowing Lorraine can now rest with her late husband, Don Archer. Thank you to the Cancer & Palliative Care Unit and the countless people that made Lorraine’s last days with us comfortable and filled with love. A funeral is scheduled for Friday, April 21 at 1:00PM at St. Thomas Anglican Church in her beloved village of Shanty Bay. Reception to follow. Arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Driver Cremation & Burial Service, 19 Ross St., Barrie, ON.  Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Toronto

O’Rourke, Mary-lou of Toronto, ON

On Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at Mathews House Hospice in Alliston, at age 71, Mary-lou (nee Bartley)  of Toronto, went peacefully in her sleep. Mary-lou was a beloved sister of Michael Bartley and his wife Mary-Florence, Gloria Carter (deceased),and aunt of Laurel Arnott (nee Nanos),  David Bartley (deceased), and his wife Helen and aunt of John Bartley and his wife Colleen and great aunt of Ryan. Mary-lou was predeceased by her father David Bartley Sr. and her mother Alice Bellehumeur. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that expressions of sympathy be made through donations to Mathews House Hospice, Alliston, Ontario, or your local Hospice care facility.

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Toronto

van der Krabben, Matheus ( Martin) Cornelis of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on February 27, 2017

van der Krabben, Matheus ( Martin) Cornelis, January 16, 1937 – February 25, 2017- At Sunnybrook Health Sciences, Toronto on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Dearly beloved husband of Maria Giezen of Barrie. Dearly beloved father of John (Sharon), Rita (Rick). Beloved grandfather of Ashley (Adam), Matthew (Shelby) Michelle and Timothy. Also survived by many brothers and sisters in Holland. At Martin’s request there will be no service. Donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society may be made through Marshall W. Driver Cremation & Burial Service, 19 Ross St., Barrie.

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario

Brunne, Betty Marie of Barrie, formerly of Fenlon Falls & Uxbridge

Posted by on February 23, 2017

Brunne, Betty Marie  – 1929-2017  After a brief illness and surrounded by her loving family Betty went to be with her Lord in the wee hours of Wednesday, February 22nd. She is survived by her husband  of 67 years Norman, her children; Barb (Charlie), Vicki (Brian), Dave (Marlene), Chris (Laura);  7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Betty and Norm lived in Uxbridge for over twenty years, before living on the river in beautiful Fenelon Falls. From Fenelon they moved to Stroud, for many quiet years. As time past they condensed their lives to apartments  in Tollendale Village then to and currently Roberta Place, both in Barrie. Betty and Norm  were also snowbirds, enjoying the company of her cousins residing in the Lake Worth area as well as many fellow Canadians. Special thanks goes out to Dr. Elsey and Dr. Orva for their kind and considerate care of our dear Betty in her final days. All the staff at RVH for their thoughtful and understanding care. There will be a service of remembrance and celebration of life on Saturday, March 4th at Burton Avenue United Church, Barrie (37 Burton Avenue, Barrie, Ontario) Visitation from 1:00-2:00pm prior to the service at 2:00pm followed by a reception with refreshments. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be made through www.drivercremation.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario

de Jong, Wiebe of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on February 14, 2017

DEJONG, Wiebe (Bill) passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on Sunday, February 12, 2017.  Bill leaves behind his wife Barbara Ivy DeJong, his son Jeffery DeJong, his grandson Rein DeJong Willis and Rein’s mother Paola Willis.  Predeceased by his daughter Lora Mae DeJong. He also leaves behind family both here and in the Netherlands. He will be fondly remembered by many friends, co-workers and acquaintances. A celebration of life to remember this special man will take place Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 1 pm from North Barrie United Church, 464 Ferndale Drive North, Barrie. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Simcoe in Barrie, Ontario. Arrangements entrusted to MARSHALL W. DRIVER CREMATION & BURIAL SERVICE, 19 Ross st., Barrie, Ontario. Messages of condolences can be made to www.drivercremation.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario

PROCHER, (TED) EDWARD JOHN, C.D. of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on February 13, 2017

PROCHER, (TED) EDWARD JOHN, C.D.

IN ALL THINGS “HONOUR” ABOVE ALL ELSE.

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of our beloved, Husband, Father & Grandfather, Ted Procher on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 4:15PM. Ted is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Sandra, children Jason, Wendy & Kerry Drew, Grandchildren, Jack, Ava & William, his Mother-in-law, Sylvia Ring, also his brother, aunts, uncles, several cousins & their families. Ted was pre-deceased by his Parents, Bill Procher (1982) & Theda (Crowhurst) Procher (2015). Ted was born in Toronto on October 15th, 1943 and joined the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) in January of 1962. After basic training, in Cornwallis, NS he was stationed at Shearwater, NS with Squadrons VS880 & HS50 as a Naval Airman. Ted served on ships, HMCS Micmac, Fraser & Bonaventure with his last posting in Summerside, PEI with Squadron VP415. After his Naval Service Ted returned to Ontario and became a member of Peel Regional Police Service. His last career, he said, would be a Consultant to Industry with respect to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods while residing in Brampton and Barrie, ON. Ted & Sandy retired to Wilberforce, ON in 2008 wherein Ted enjoyed fishing, all forms of boating and was an active member in the Wilberforce Royal Canadian Legion Branch 624. Cremation has been entrusted to Marshall W. Driver Cremation & Burial Service, Barrie, ON.  Private Family Service with a Celebration of Life in March of 2017. In Lieu of flowers, if so desired, donations in Ted’s memory may be made to The Hospital for Sick Children (Transplant & Regenerative Medicine Centre, Unit 6A) 555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON  M5G 1X8 OR York Regional Police Association Benevolent Fund, 600 Stonehaven Avenue, Newmarket, ON L3X 2M4

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Filed Under: Barrie, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Toronto

Cassels, Robert Hamilton (Mr. Bob) of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on January 26, 2017

Cassels, Robert Hamilton (Mr. Bob) – Bob died unexpectedly on January 20, 2017. He leaves his beloved daughter Vanessa (Michael Chudy) and grandson John, and his brother John (Katharina) in Calgary, along with a large extended family of cousins, nieces and nephews. Mr. Bob was well known in the Barrie business community, for his networking events and his marketing programs for local entrepreneurs and small businesses. He was also a Distinguished Toastmaster, played a founding role in several BNI chapters, and was active in the Barrie Chamber of Commerce.
Bob had a competitive spirit – on the tennis court and the croquet pitch, and around the table at cards and board games. He was also a dreamer who loved to laugh and loved people, and he had a real passion for helping others succeed. Bob approached all of life with a positive attitude and his cheerfulness was a strength that he shared with all who knew him. He will be greatly missed by family, friends, and the many local entrepreneurs he worked with. A Celebration of Life will take place on Sunday, January 29th from 2pm to 4pm, at the Sheba Shrine Club, 142 John St. in Barrie. Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. If you’d like to honour Mr. Bob’s commitment to his local community, shop at a locally owned business this week

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario

Thomas, Larry of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on January 19, 2017

Thomas, Larry of Barrie, in his 75th year, passed away peacefully at R.V.H. Barrie on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from a complication of cancer. Deeply loved and missed husband of Ina Thomas (nee Klavins) of Barrie. Beloved brother of Karen (David) Coe and familyof Oshawa. Loving father of Gregory Thomas (Laurie) of Barrie & Debbie (Karen) Thomas of Bancroft. Special Dad to Lija (Albert) Renton of Holland Landing & Katrina (Jonathan) Veffer of Barrie. Proud Grandad to Courtney & Nicole Thomas & dear Papa to Lily, Ben & Andrew Veffer of Barrie. A gathering of family and friends to follow at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Driver Cremation & Burial Service. Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca. Please donate in memory of Larry at: www.cancer.ca/Donate/InMemory

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Toronto

Pilling, Jessie Marie of Alton, Ontario

Posted by on January 3, 2017

Pilling, Jessie Marie (nee McDonald) Born April 5, 1930. While spending time with loving family, passed peacefully in her sleep December 26, 2016. Deeply missed and forever adored by her long time companion Beverley Matthews. Always loved and never forgotten by sons Douglas Pilling (Linda Berry), Trent Pilling (Kasia), daughter Karen Melanie Martyn and daughter-in-law Jennifer Pilling. Loving nana to Jim, Christopher, Harrison, Heather, Gordon and Tommy, great grand children Jimmy and Alyssa. Sadly missed by sister Dorothy Seip, brother Clifton McDonald (Elsie) and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by J. A. Pilling, sister Hazel Korstad and sons John and Hal Pilling. Memorial will take place at Westminster United Church,  247 Broadway, Orangeville on Jan. 12th. Visitation at noon. Celebration of life service at 1pm. Best wishes welcomed. Cremation 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

Jonkman, Harry (Harm) of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on December 30, 2016

Jonkman, Harry (Harm) – May 29th, 1922 – December 24th 2016 – Harry Jonkman, the original owner/Dad of “Mom & Dad’s Bakery” on Little Avenue of Barrie, was born in Meppel, Holland to Jan & Pieteke Jonkman (predeceased) and is predeceased by his sister Roelie VanSprang, (Jonkman).  He passed away in his home in Midhurst with family by his side following a lengthy hospital visit at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie.  He was beyond deserving of the most amazing Christmas gift received, which was going home to be with the Lord, to be reunited with his beautiful wife Elly Jonkman and his much loved daughter Cindy Warnar (Henk).  He is survived by his son, John Jonkman (Viona) and his two daughters, Patricia Anderson (Scott) and Marian Sweetland (Byron). He will be fondly remembered by eleven grandchildren:  Greg, Kari, Brad, Mark, Hendrik, Paul, Philip, Roxanne, Santana, Jesse and Skylar and eleven great-grandchildren:  Dylan, Brooke, Riley, Kassidy, Madison, Colby, Drake, Madeleine, Brook, Emma and Samantha.  A long time church member of Hi-Way Pentecostal Church in Barrie since 1966, Dad’s faith was apparent in all that he did and to all who knew him.  His 69 years of marriage to Elly was a true example of love and devotion.  Friends will be received at Hi-Way Church, 50 Anne St., N., Barrie on Thursday January 5th, 2017 at 12:30 PM for visitation until 2:00 PM at which time Dad’s celebration of life shall begin.  As an expression of sympathy, Dad loved supporting the children with World Vision, Canada and would love others to do the same.  We will forever be grateful for his example, his heritage and legacy.  Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family by visiting the website:  www.drivercremation.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Toronto

Jonkman, Harry of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on December 29, 2016

Jonkman, Harry (Harm) – May 29th, 1922 – December 24th 2016 Harry Jonkman, the original owner/Dad of “Mom & Dad’s Bakery” on Little Avenue of Barrie, was born in Meppel, Holland to Jan & Pieteke Jonkman (predeceased) and is predeceased by his sister Roelie VanSprang, (Jonkman).  He passed away in his home in Midhurst with family by his side following a lengthy hospital visit at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie.  He was beyond deserving of the most amazing Christmas gift received, which was going home to be with the Lord, to be reunited with his beautiful wife Elly Jonkman and his much loved daughter Cindy Warnar (Henk).  He is survived by his son, John Jonkman (Viona) and his two daughters, Patricia Anderson (Scott) and Marian Sweetland (Byron). He will be fondly remembered by eleven grandchildren:  Greg, Kari, Brad, Mark, Hendrik, Paul, Philip, Roxanne, Santana, Jesse and Skylar and eleven great-grandchildren:  Dylan, Brooke, Riley, Kassidy, Madison, Colby, Drake, Madeleine, Brook, Emma and Samantha.  A long time church member of Hi-Way Pentecostal Church in Barrie since 1966, Dad’s faith was apparent in all that he did and to all who knew him.  His 69 years of marriage to Elly was a true example of love and devotion.  Friends will be received at Hi-Way Church, 50 Anne St., N., Barrie on Thursday January 5th, 2017 at 12:30 PM for visitation until 2:00 PM at which time Dad’s celebration of life shall begin.  As an expression of sympathy, Dad loved supporting the children with World Vision, Canada and would love others to do the same.  We will forever be grateful for his example, his heritage and legacy.  Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family by visiting the website:  www.drivercremation.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario

Sturgess, Donald Bayliss of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on December 29, 2016

Sturgess, Donald Bayliss  –  February 21, 1932 – December 25, 2016  –  A child was born to Lily Bayliss and Harry Sturgess February 21, 1932 on Willard Avenue, Toronto. On Christmas day 2016 he left his manger at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie, ON with his faithful wife of 13 years Suzanne Fennell Sturgess and the furry Countess de la Tessa by his side. He leaves his daughters, Donna Sturgess Taylor, Mississauga/Bracebridge, Dale Sturgess McCreary, Philadelphia and their supportive husbands, Bob Taylor and Scott McCreary. Proud grandpa to Ashley and Bradley Taylor. Don was Master Warrant Officer, 400 Division Air Force Reserves for 44 years and ended his career at de Havilland. Cremation has taken place. A private family burial will take place when roses bloom in spring. In his honour, mental health support for today’s youth may be forwarded to the RVH Foundation, Future Child & Youth Mental Health Services, online at www.foundation.rvh.on.ca or 705-728-9090 x 41513. Memories may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Toronto, Vancouver

Adams, M. Jean of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on December 28, 2016

Adams, Jean – Peacefully at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie after a short illness, on Monday, December 19, 2016.  Jean Adams, wife of the late Vern Adams, Mother of Nancy Prime (George), and Susan Sproule (Alan), grandmother of Adam Prime (Kym), Julia Prime (Dana), Alana Sproule (Scott), Stacey Sproule (David) and Megan Sproule, great grandmother of Kayla. Predeceased by her brother, R J (Jack) Frame of Midland. Jean was an avid curler for years and lately followed curling on TV,  loved Scrabble and Bid Euchre. Thank you to the caring staff at RVH Cardiac and Renal, Trauma, Stroke and Recovery Units, CCAC caregivers and all the staff at Barrington Residence. Cremation entrusted to MARSHALL W. DRIVER CREMATION & BURIAL SERVICE. A private family celebration of life will take place in February. Internment Barrie Union Cemetery Spring 2017. Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario

Crump, Glen William of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on December 23, 2016

Crump, Glen William – It is with devastating sadness that I advise my husband Glen Crump passed away December 21, 2016, after a fierce two month battle with cancer. Glen William Crump, born Parry Sound on July 15, 1957, in his 59th year. Beloved son of Kenneth E. Crump and the late Helen M. Crump (nee VanKoughnett). Survived by his admiring wife Michelle Hughes-Crump, Son – Jason (Barb), and four beautiful grandchildren: Ellie, Logan, Liam, and Landon. Wonderful caring siblings – Brenda (Gary), Butch, Mike (Dorothy), Janet (Kelvin), Rick (Louise), Dave (Maria), Mary, Kathy (Lloyd), Sandy (Brian), Jeff (Sue), and Shawn (Nat). Predeceased by brother Scott. Also admired by many beautiful Nieces and Nephews, and lovely Aunties. Special thanks to Debbie Foxton RN with Saint Elizabeth Health Care. Glen is being cremated, and there will be a “Celebration of Life” with lunch and refreshments on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at the Lion’s Gate Banquet Centre, 386 Blake Street, Barrie, ON, L4M 1L3, from 12:00noon – 4:00pm. His final resting place will be Fairholme Cemetery, Dunchurch, Ontario, in the late spring of 2017. Arrangements entrusted to MARSHALL W. DRIVER CREMATION AND BURIAL SERVICE, 19 Ross St., Barrie. Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca   “Goodbye my love, my hero, my soulmate!”

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Toronto

Lynch, Alan Keith of Barrie, ON – June 3, 1930- December 17, 2016

Posted by on December 19, 2016

 

Alan Keith Lynch, after living a long and fulfilling life passed away peacefully on December 17th.   Alan, in his 86th year is survived by his wife of 65 years, Rhoda Joyce (ne Irwin).  Alan was father to five children, Jack, Bob, Debbie, Christine and Karen.  He was father in law to Michael (pre-deceased), Albert, Susan, Craig and Lynda.  He was grandfather and great grandfather to many.  Alan and loving wife Joyce enjoyed many wonderful hours together decorating their beautiful home and tending to an amazing garden.   Alan spent his full work life of 41 years with Loblaw food stores working his way up the corporate ladder to vice president of meat operations.   Upon retirement his days were spent walking his little buddy Quincy, tending to the garden and home, day trips with Mom, watching his grand- children play sports and cleaning and waxing his pride and joys, his many spotless “ always black” cars and trucks.  The Lynch family would like to thank the wonderful staff in the Cardiac and Stroke recovery units at Royal Victoria Hospital and those fantastic volunteers and staff at Simcoe Hospice.  A private family celebration of life will be held at a later date.  Please consider a donation in Alan’s name to Hospice Simcoe or Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie. Cremation entrusted to MARSHALL W. DRIVER CREMATION & BURIAL SERVICE, 19 Ross St., Barrie. Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca

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LEVAC: Christina Winnifred of Barrie

Posted by on December 15, 2016

Levac, Christina Winnifred – At Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on Thursday, December 15, 2016. Beloved wife of Bill Loftus of Barrie. Loving mother of Carla, Raymond and Christopher and loving grand mother of Noah. Dear sister of James Howie. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Simcoe.

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario

Stevenson, Stanley Victor Charles of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on December 1, 2016

stanstevenson3resizedStevenson, Stanley Victor Charles – Died peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the Orillia Soldier’s Memorial Hospital on Sunday, November 27th, 2016 in his 82nd year.  Beloved husband of Elsie Stevenson (nee Schmunk) for 61 years.  Dear father of Cheryl (Peter) Sutey, and Charlene (Alan) Dawson of Bracebridge, Carla (Dino) Astri of Oro Medonte, and Warren (Debbie) Stevenson of Barrie.  Loving grandfather of Tanya (Dave), Krista, Bradley, Andrew (Kelly), Amber (Darrin), Jennifer (Dan), Sarah (Dan), Evan and Ryan and great-grandfather of Savannah, Brody, Harrison and Nate. Dear brother of Linda (Roma) Liaksas of Welland and of the late Russell Stevenson (Mary and family) and Malcolm Stevenson (Isabelle and family). Stan enjoyed his work as a painter and drywall finisher and loved to fish and hunt.  Always loved and will never be forgotten. According to Stan’s wishes, cremation has taken place and the family will celebrate his life at a later date. 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, Welland

Welland, Richard Thomas of St. Catharines, Ontario.

Posted by on December 1, 2016

Welland, Richard Thomas – We sadly announce the passing of Richard Thomas Welland, on Nov 30, 2016, in his 87th year. Rick leaves behind his wife, Muriel, of 66 years. Survived by his 5 children, Rick (Tricia), Kevin (Diane), Al (Char), Esther (Les) and Bonnie (Wally), 14 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and extended family. Thanks to long-term care staff at Tabor Manor. A celebration  of life will held for family and friends at a later date. 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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Kanel, Hans, of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on November 29, 2016

Kanel, Hans – At the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Saturday, November 26, 2016, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Doreen of Barrie. Dear father of Allan (Gloria) of Kitchener and Gary (Shiela) of Peterborough. Loving Oppa of Shelby, Robert, Anthony and Michael and loving companion Hot Dog. Cremation. A celebration of life will take place at a later date. 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

Carruthers, Charles Walter ” Wally” of Barrie, ON

Posted by on November 21, 2016

wally2Carruthers, Charles Walter “Wally” – Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie, ON on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at the age of 89. Loving husband of 65 years, to the late Audrey Mae (McLean). Predeceased by parents Issac John and Daisy Margaret (Coutts) and brother Lorne Gordon. Loved father of Wendy Booey (Hal) and Scott (Catherine). Loving grandfather of Amber, Sarah (Jeff), Preston and Troy. Beloved great-grandfather (GG) to Colton. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Wally was born in Barrie and was passionately involved in his community serving as a long standing member of Rotary, Probus and Kerr Masonic Lodge #230. As a sports enthusiast, Wally’s contributions led him to become a Barrie Sports Hall of Fame inductee. Wally was a respected businessman both owning and operating several businesses in the area, including Carruthers Cartage and Carruthers Rent-All. Visitation will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 47 Owen St., Barrie, on Friday, December 2 from 7:00 to 9:00pm. A celebration of Wally’s life will take place at the church on Saturday, December 3 at 11:00am followed by a reception. Memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association or St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. A special thank you to those who supported Wally throughout his declining health and who were involved in his care. 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

Thorn, Ronald Edward of Innisfil, ON

Posted by on November 16, 2016

THORN, Ronald (Ron) Edward – Passed suddenly, Sunday, November 13, 2016, in his 54th year. Loving son of the late Albert and Joan Thorn. Survived by brothers Tom (Lesley), Jim (Marsha), Brian, Doug, and sister-in-law Sharron Thorn. Predeceased by sisters Debbie Pascoe and Gail Stoddard. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Cremation and private family service to follow. Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca

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