LeBANNISTER; Joan Elizabeth

Posted by on February 23, 2017

LeBannister, Joan Elizabeth
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood in her 91st year.  Joan (nee Morris) of Wasaga Beach, beloved wife of Ken for almost 67 years. Loving mother of Larry and his wife Francine, Ross and his wife Maria and Jeffrey and his wife Della.  Dear grandmother of Andrea (Sebastian Houde), Erin, Matthew (Megan), Christine, Andrew and Ty and step-grandmother of Don Parent and Eric Fullum.  Dear great-grandmother of Eric, Max, Eva, Ben, Bode and Asher. Survived by her sister Julie (Bill Patten) and her brother Dave Morris (Pat Lelong).  Joan endured a tough wartime upbringing in England, then as a war bride she accompanied her Canadian war veteran husband to her new home across the ocean. She was always family orientated and independent to the end. Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel on Saturday March 25, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. for a come and go reception. Cremation has taken place.  If desired, remembrances to the Children’s Wish Foundation would be appreciated by Joan’s family.

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario

HART; Henry

Posted by on February 23, 2017

Hart, Henry (Veteran – Royal Canadian Army)

Died suddenly on Wednesday February 22, 2017 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood in his 79th year.  Henry of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Brampton and Conception Bay South, beloved husband of Doreen (nee Diamond) for 50 years.  Loving father of Carol (Arne Backstrom) and Darlene Hart (Dwayne Wheeler).  Cherished Poppy of Jakob Backstrom and T.J. Fitzner.  Dear brother of Peter Porter and the late James Porter.  Henry is also survived by the Diamond family – Baxter (Barbara), Guy (Ettie), Francis (Louise) Mildred (Gerald Stringer) and Eileen (the late Ralph Stringer).  Henry was a kind and generous man who had a hearty laugh and always a story to tell.  He will be deeply missed.  Friends are invited to join Henry’s family at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach on Friday February 24, 2017 for the Memorial Service at 2 o’clock.  Reception to follow.  If desired, donations to VETS Canada would be appreciated by Henry’s family.  For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com 

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario

GRANT; Wesley Niddrie

Posted by on February 16, 2017

Grant; Wesley Niddrie
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Collingwood Nursing Home at the age of 81.  Wesley of Stayner, beloved husband of Serena.  Loving father of Denice Grantsmith (Lewis) and Colin Grant (Janet).  Dear grandfather of Connor, Ailsa and Parker.  Predeceased by his parents Howard Grant and Marvel Samsons, sister Marguerite, brothers Ross and Lloyd and survived by sister-in-law Barbara.  Wesley was a veteran of the Korean War and served for over 18 years with the 2nd Battalion of Queen’s Own Rifles Regiment and 1st Battalion of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. Arrangements under the care of the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home.  A Memorial Gathering will be held at the Huron Meadows Clubhouse, 275 Huron Street, Stayner on Saturday April 29, 2017 from 2-4 p.m..  For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario

RYAN; James Francis

Posted by on February 16, 2017

RYAN, James Francis
Died peacefully on Saturday, February 11, 2017, surrounded by family and friends, at Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood at the age of 82. Jim of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Toronto, beloved husband of Lheng (nee Fuedan) and loving step-father of Tim, Nonoy and Patrick. Brother of Billy (Jennifer), John and Marg (the late Pat), the late Kathy (the late Ken) and the late Joe (Irene). He will also be sadly missed by friend Sharon, long-time friend Owen Grant and his many nieces and nephews. Jim loved Wasaga Beach and chose it for his retirement.  Family and friends will be received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home-Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m..  Funeral Mass will follow at St. Noel Chabanel Catholic Church, 133 Dunkerron Avenue, Wasaga Beach, at 1 o’clock. Reception to follow. If desired, donations to the Campbell House Hospice would be appreciated by Jim’s family. For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, please log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario

BEACH; Gary Allen

Posted by on February 16, 2017

Beach, Gary Allen
Died peacefully on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood at the age of 75.  Gary of Stayner, beloved husband of Vivian.  Loving father of Shari Beach (Frank Quintal) and Shawn Beach.  Dear grandfather of Hunter and Sierra Partridge.  Dear brother of Robert and Donald (Kelly).  Gary will also be missed by his many nieces, nephews and friends.  Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel on Friday, February 17, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. for the Memorial Service in the chapel at 1 o’clock.  Reception to follow.  If desired, donations to Canadian cancer Society or Campbell House Hospice would be appreciated by Gary’s family.  For further information and to sign the Book of Memories go to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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Filed Under: Barrie

PATERSON: Patsy Muriel (nee Ritchie)

Posted by on February 13, 2017

Paterson, Patsy Muriel (nee Ritchie)

Died peacefully on Sunday February 12, 2017 at Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood in her 72nd year.  Patsy of Collingwood, beloved wife of the late Donald Paterson (2009).  Loving mother of Heather (Khai Ma) and Kevin (Danielle Pearson).  Cherished grandmother to Peter Ma.  Dear sister of Shirley Payette.  Aunt of Kim (Jeff), Jeffrey, Cynthia (Jay), Ian (Naomi), Earl, Nikki (Jean Claude) and Danielle (Rudi).  Patsy will also be missed by the Paterson family and her many friends and neighbours.  Patsy was a kind woman who made friends easily.  She loved to knit and crochet and many of her crafts are cherished family keepsakes.  She will be missed.  Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel on Wednesday February 15, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.  Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel Thursday February 16, 2017 at 1 o’clock.  Reception to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion, Collingwood.  Spring interment Stayner Union Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Campbell House Hospice would be appreciated.  For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario

HERMAN: Irene Frances

Posted by on January 24, 2017

HERMAN, Irene Frances (nee Hudecek)

Passed away suddenly on Friday January 20, 2017 at her home at the age of 77.  Irene of Wasaga Beach, much loved mother of Rhondalyn Kennedy (Randall Pidlubny), Dina (Clay Heeks) and Layne (John Curtis).  Cherished Nanny of Charlene (Darren), Laura, Rachel, Rebecca, Johnny, Jennifer (Carter) and Kimberly and Great Nanny to Kyle, Alicia and Jarrett.  Dear sister of Elizabeth Knott, Rose (Gary Hughes) and Jean (Jerry DeBruyn).  Irene will also be missed by  Johnnie (Robin) Thompson and Andrea Thompson, her nieces and nephews and her many friends, including those at Hometown and the YMCA.  Irene was a caring and selfless woman who gave of her time and talents to her family and her community.  She was an avid YMCA participant and volunteer. She loved to knit and crochet.  Many of her creations have become cherished keepsakes for her family and Irene supported many causes with the donation of mitts, slippers and finger puppets for the young and those in need.  Her passion extended to her gardens and her attraction of the hummingbirds.  She will be deeply missed by all those whom she touched.  Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach on Thursday February 2, 2017 for a Memorial Service in the Chapel at 12 noon.  Reception to follow at the Clubhouse at Hometown.  In place of flowers, please do a good deed, provide a hug to someone in need or make a donation to a charity of your choice.  For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario

WARD: Mr. Thomas of Stayner

Posted by on January 17, 2017

Died peacefully on Monday January 16, 2017 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood in his 92nd year.  Tom of Stayner, beloved husband of Jeannette (nee Desnoyers).  Loving father of Sharon Lammle, William (Roxanna), Linda (Philip Stonehouse), Thomas (Sherry) and Dianna (David Finnigan) and step father of Jim (Arlene) Culbertson, Robert (Helen) Parsik and Lynda (Steve McMillan).  Tom was the proud grandfather of 27 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren and 15 great great grandchildren with more on the way!  He served in the Second World War and went on to a 28 year career in the military.  Tom’s passion was scouting and he was an active scouter for over 55 years.  He leaves a tremendous legacy for his family and his community. Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel, 7313 Highway 26, Stayner on Friday January 20, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and from 11 a.m. on Saturday January 21, 2017 at the Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd, 219 Scott Street, Stayner for the Funeral Service at 1 o’clock..  Reception to follow.  If desired, remembrances to the Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd, St. Elizabeth’s Health Care or the Georgian Triangle Humane Society would be appreciated by Tom’s family.  For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario

THOMAS: Mr. Ronald of Wasaga Beach formerly of Brampton

Posted by on January 17, 2017

Died peacefully after a short illness, on Friday January 13, 2017 at General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood at the age of 83.  Ron of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Brampton, beloved husband of Daphney (nee Burry) for 52 years. Loving father of Paul (Liisa Groulx) and devoted grandfather of Ethan. Dear brother of Vilma and her husband Sydney Rutherford, he is pre-deceased by siblings Edna, Violet, Betty, Bunny, Eva and Howard and by his parents John and Mary. Ron will be missed by nieces and nephews and many friends and neighbours.  Ron was a quiet man, very loyal and an all round family man .  He was loved and will be greatly missed but never forgotten.  Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach on Saturday January 21, 2017 from 1 p.m. for the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 3 o’clock, to be followed by a reception. If desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by Ron’s family. For more information and to sign the online Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com.

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Toronto

PECA: Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth of Brentwood

Posted by on January 4, 2017

Passed away suddenly on Tuesday January 3, 2017 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood at the age of 76.  Margaret of Brentwood, beloved wife of Nick Peca for over 57 years.  Much loved mother of Nick (Moyah), Sidney, Charlotte (Wayne Knicely), Filomena, Donna (Andy Rudy), Victoria (Dan Cyr), Margaret (Ernie Perfetto), Henry (Libs), Jeanette (John McConnell), Nicolette (Kevin), Lina (Chuck Walton), Ernie (Angela), Linda (Jimmy Martinez) and Elvis.  Cherished grandmother of Sheldon, Eric, Heather, the late Tina, David (Terri), Chrissy (Dominique), Richard, Max, Matthew, Maria, Cody, Alyssa (Benny), Anthony, Sam, Abby, Chloe, Caleb, Chae, Zachary, Zedon, Shana, Tara, Breia, Erika, Makayla, Isabella, Lahela, Maggie, Avery, Landon, Stella, the late Everett and the late Bertrand and great grandmother of Kiera.  Margaret was a kind and loving woman who cherished her family and gave them everything she could.  She will be deeply missed.  Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel on Thursday January 5, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 215 Pine Street, Stayner (Corner of William) on Friday January 6, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. If desired, donations to the Georgian Triangle Humane Society would be appreciated by Margaret’s family.  To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Sudbury, Toronto

Dougherty; Manning Joseph of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Armstrong

Posted by on December 30, 2016

Dougherty, Manning Joseph

Died peacefully on Sunday December 25, 2016 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood at the age of 93.  Manning of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Armstrong, beloved husband of Dell for over 64 years.  Loving father of Denis and his wife Helen.  Cherished grandfather of Patrick, Ryan and Shane.  Predeceased by his brothers Billy, Gord and Jerry.  Survived by his sister-in-law Arleigh Dougherty and nieces Patti-Ann and Judy.  Manning spent most of his life in the Armstrong community.  He had accomplished careers as a car man for CNR, was a civilian power plant operator for the RCAF and an operator for the MTO.  He loved the north, his cottage and the lifestyle it provided.  He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.  A Memorial Service will be held in the summer of 2017 in Armstrong.  If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation   would be appreciated by Manning’s family.  Arrangements under the care of the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel.  For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

 

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Filed Under: Ontario

Workman; Irma Doreen of Wasaga Beach

Posted by on December 30, 2016

Workman, Irma Doreen

Died peacefully on Saturday December 24, 2016 at her home at the age of 91.  Irma of Wasaga Beach, beloved wife of the late Norman Workman (2003).  Loving mother of George and his wife Marlee, James and his wife Patricia, Robert and Cindy, David and his wife Sandi and Judy and her husband Rob Brunst.  Cherished grandmother of eleven grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  Dear sister of the late Dorothy Bennett.  Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach on Friday December 30, 2016 from 12 noon for the Memorial Service in the Chapel at 1 o’clock. Reception to follow.   If desired, donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated by Irma’s family.  To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

 

 

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Filed Under: Ontario

Charbonneau; Sandra Ann of Wasaga Beach

Posted by on December 30, 2016

Charbonneau, Sandra Ann

Died suddenly on Friday December 23, 2016 at her home at the age of 48.  Sandra of Wasaga Beach, loving mother of Samantha (Shawn Gallant), Jed (Breanne Noyes) and Randy (Kim Ahlfeldt).  Cherished grandmother of Brayden Connor, Steven Elliott, Teera and Tristin Gallant.  Dear sister of Donna (Allan McLennon) and Brenda (Grant Lougheed).  Loving girlfriend of Mike Pelletier.  Sandra is predeceased by her parents Jean Nix and Richard Charbonneau.  She is survived by her step parents Wayne Nix and Judy Charbonneau.  She is also survived by her extended family aunt Lorraine Quinne, nieces and nephews Alana McLennon, Rodney Charbonneau, Stephanie, Justin and Jake Lougheed and great niece Nevaeh Johnson.  Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach on Saturday December 31, 2016 from 1 p.m. for the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 2 o’clock.  For more information and to sign the online Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com.

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Filed Under: Ontario

Patrick; Donald Renshaw

Posted by on December 27, 2016

Patrick, Donald Renshaw

Died suddenly on Monday December 26, 2016 at his home at the age of 82.  Don of Stayner, beloved husband of Jackie for 40 years.  Loving father of Anne Patrick, Tara (Andy Gnaedig), Tamara Patrick (Blain Smith), Heather (Chris Jenkins) and Kelly (Shawn Hindle).  Cherished Papa of Katelyn, Austin, Serinity, Seth, Jake, Carmella, Chase and Jack.  Don is survived by his sister Helen Heideman and brothers Robert Patrick and Arthur (Bebe) Patrick.  He is predeceased by sisters Audrey Montgomery, Jean Iviz, Joan Findlay and Gail Patrick and brothers Jack, Ronald, Edward and Ted Patrick.  He will also be missed by his many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours.  A celebration of Don’s life will be held in the summer of 2017.  If desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by Don’s family.  To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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Filed Under: Ontario

Wyant; Charles “Ray” of Stayner

Posted by on December 27, 2016

Wyant, Charles Ray

Died peacefully on Christmas Day, Sunday December 25, 2016 following a brief illness at Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood at the age of 81.  Ray of Stayner, beloved and devoted husband of Dorothy  (nee Harvey) for almost 60 years.  Loving father of Susan Korz, Nancy Tucci, David and Connie Wyant, Ron and Janet Wyant and Ken and Kimberley Wyant.  Cherished grandfather of Amanda (Pat Dolan), Sarah (Shane Reid), Adam (Katarina) Korz, Stefanie (Brandon Cohen), Matthew (Krystal) Tucci, Madison Tucci, Nicholas Tucci, Victoria Wyant, Jennifer (Damian Seary), Christopher (Melissa) Wyant, Jessica Wyant, Michael Wyant, David MacBurnie, Brittany Wyant, Taylor Wyant, Jonathon Haste, Laura Wyant, Ava Wyant, Peyton Wyant and Lilly Wyant and to nine great grandchildren.  Dear brother of Marion Emmons, Kathleen Baker, Betty Weston, Allan (Mary) Wyant and the late Etta McDermid, the late Dora Harvey and the late Ruby Ferguson.  Ray will also be missed by his many nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends.  Ray was a happy man who made friends easily and wherever he went.  He was a hardworking entrepreneurial farmer who was respected by all.  He will be deeply missed.  Friends will be received at the Stayner Brethren In Christ Church, 1152 Concession 6 North (N of Cty Rd 91) on Thursday December 29, 2016 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Service will be held at the Church on Friday December 30, 2016 at 11 o’clock.  Spring interment Stayner Union Cemetery.  If desired, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Campbell House Hospice would be appreciated by Ray’s family.  Arrangements under the direction of the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home.  To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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Filed Under: Ontario

BLOXAM: James Philip (Jim)

Posted by on December 22, 2016

Died suddenly on Thursday December 15, 2016 at his home with family by his side in his 79th year.  Jim of Stayner, formerly of Toronto, beloved husband of Barbara (nee Paine).  Loving father of Cindy Wilson, Jim (Kim), Carol (Chris) Chalmers and Mark (Lorie Wagner). Devoted grandfather of Jasmine (Wayne Gordon), Broc (Megan) Wilson, Nathan (Jessica) Chalmers. Koty (Samantha) Bloxam, Jordan Chalmers, Emma Chalmers, Charlotte (Stephen Schnell), Josiah Chalmers, Brett Bloxam, Elsa-Joy Chalmers, Sky Bloxam and Brandon Russell and great grandfather of Jack, Ryan and Luke Gordon, Noah Chalmers, Leo, Hope and Hunter Bloxam and Raphael Schnell.  Dear brother of Donald and the late Reginald. He will also be missed by close family friend Wayne Sharpe and Dave Higgins. Jim was adored by all his friends and family and his fun-loving spirit will be dearly missed. His second passion in recent years, as a city guy, was life on the farm where he helped dear friend, Gerda Futter care for her animals. Friends are invited to a Memorial Service to celebrate Jim’s life at the Stayner Brethren in Christ Church, 1152 Concession 6 North, Stayner ( N of Cty Rd 91) on Monday December 19, 2016 at 12 noon.  In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Brethren In Christ Youth Ministry or the Clearview Stayner Food Bank.  Arrangements under the care of the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home.  To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

 

 

 

 

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Simcoe

TOONE: William Edward

Posted by on December 22, 2016

It is with profound sadness and broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Edward Toone. An amazing husband to Pat of 48 years, a leading and loving father to Jason and Anna and a devoted Grandad to Emmersen, Chloe and Wyatt. He also loved his daughter in law, Kimberly and son in law, Jason. Ed was a visionary and dedicated man to everything and everyone he touched. His humour and support for the Toronto Maple Leafs, as well as the West Bromwich Albion FC was undeniable. As our family comes to term with our loss we thank all of our friends and neighbours for their support and thoughtful words. If desired, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by Ed’s family.

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Simcoe

KAMP, Neil

Posted by on December 22, 2016

Died peacefully on Monday December 19, 2016 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood at the age of 89.  Neil of Wasaga Beach, beloved husband of Betty (nee Hill) for over 64 years.  Loving father of Jerry.  Dear brother of May Wakelin and Leonard and his wife Eldean.  Neil will also be missed by his many nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends.  Neil was a skilled craftsman who loved to work with wood.  He was a fun loving man and made friends wherever he went.  Betty and Neil enjoyed over 34 years in Wasaga Beach, enjoyed the friendships and card playing at the 412 Club and wintering in Florida.  He will be missed.  A graveside ceremony will be held at the Wasaga Beach Cemetery on Thursday May 25, 2017 at 2 o’clock.  If desired, donations to the Campbell House Hospice would be appreciated by Neil’s family.

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Simcoe

Thompson, Gordon Kenneth

Posted by on December 21, 2016

It is with great sadness that the family of Gordon Thompson announces his sudden passing on Friday December 16th, 2016 at the age of 80. Gord of Wasaga Beach, beloved husband of Marilyn, loving father of Bruce (Lynn), Julie (Tim Kane), Joanne (Rob Little), and Terry (Rosanne). Devoted grandfather of Richard, Michael, Jennifer, Jessica, Kailee, Brandon, Amanda, and Brandon, and great-grandfather of Isabella, Ava, Noah and Ezra. Friends will be received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach at 11:00 am on Sunday January 15th, 2017. A Celebration of Life will take place at noon and will be followed by a reception.  In lieu of flowers, if desired, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated in memory of Gord.  A special thank you to the emergency services who so exceptionally and compassionately tended to Gord and the family on December 16th.

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Simcoe

BLOXAM: Mr. James Philip (Jim) of Stayner, formerly of Toronto

Posted by on December 17, 2016

Died suddenly on Thursday December 15, 2016 at his home with family by his side in his 79th year.  Jim of Stayner, formerly of Toronto, beloved husband of Barbara (nee Paine).  Loving father of Cindy Wilson, Jim (Kim), Carol (Chris) Chalmers and Mark (Lorie Wagner). Devoted grandfather of Jasmine (Wayne Gordon), Broc (Megan) Wilson, Nathan (Jessica) Chalmers. Koty (Samantha) Bloxam, Jordan Chalmers, Emma Chalmers, Charlotte (Stephen Schnell), Josiah Chalmers, Brett Bloxam, Elsa-Joy Chalmers, Sky Bloxam and Brandon Russell and great grandfather of Jack, Ryan and Luke Gordon, Noah Chalmers, Leo, Hope and Hunter Bloxam and Raphael Schnell.  Dear brother of Donald and the late Reginald. He will also be missed by close family friend Wayne Sharpe and Dave Higgins. Jim was adored by all his friends and family and his fun-loving spirit will be dearly missed. His second passion in recent years, as a city guy, was life on the farm where he helped dear friend, Gerda Futter care for her animals. Friends are invited to a Memorial Service to celebrate Jim’s life at the Stayner Brethren in Christ Church, 1152 Concession 6 North, Stayner ( N of Cty Rd 91) on Monday December 19, 2016 at 12 noon.  In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Brethren In Christ Youth Ministry or the Clearview Stayner Food Bank.  Arrangements under the care of the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home.  To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Toronto

Ford; Donald Wilfrid of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Barrie

Posted by on December 15, 2016

Don Ford was born in Toronto to J Wilfrid and Adele (Clark) Ford, the youngest of three children.  He was pre-deceased by his brother Herbert and is survived by his sister Marion Havercroft.  He graduated with a BA (English) from the University of Toronto and earned a MEd from the University of Calgary.  Don worked for Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) at their camps and in student ministry.  He later served on the board of IVCF for Canada as well as the local committee in Barrie, Ontario.  In 1968, he joined the staff of Georgian College in Barrie at the advent of the college.  During his 17 years there, he launched various programs.   He helped to start Inniswood Baptist Church in Barrie, Ontario.  He was a pioneer in Canada for the Alpha course and an active church member.  He also served on the board of Arab World Ministries, which later merged with Pioneers Canada.  Don had a keen interest in the spiritual and professional well-being of his family.  He read widely, was an avid photographer and enjoyed being on the water.   He is survived by his wife Fran and their blended family:  Doug (Cheryl with Madison and Emma), Debera (John with Lucas and Patrick), Christine (Alasdair), Heather (Roy with Ella), Darryl (with Kristen [son Tyler], Melissa and Brandon), Donna (Steve with William, Andrew, Isaac and Abigail) and Rob (Allana with Linley and Esme).  He was pre-deceased by his first wife Barbara and daughter Jennifer.  Don said that if God had a phone number, it would be Jeremiah 33:3— “Call to me and I will answer you and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.”  He had a deep sense of gratitude for the Lord’s love for him.  “The Lord said:  ‘I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love.  With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.’”  (Jeremiah 31:3)  Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach on Friday December 16, 2016 from 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday December 17, 2016 at Faith Missionary Church, 1355 River Road West, Wasaga Beach from 1 pm until the time of Funeral Service at 2 p.m.  Spring interment Barrie Union Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Pioneers Canada (Dorchester, Ontario).  For more information and to sign the online Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com.

 

 

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario

IGNATAVICIUS; Jura

Posted by on December 12, 2016

Ignatavicius, Jura

Died peacefully on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood in her 87th year.  Jura of Wasaga Beach, beloved wife of Marcelis (Mark).  Loving mother of Loreta and her husband John Hume and Paul and his wife Rita.  Cherished Grandma of Samantha Hume and Jason and Michelle Ignatavicius.  Jura is predeceased by her sister Renata Lagmann.  Jura was a kind and loving woman who cherished her family, her friends and her faith.  She will be deeply missed.  Friends will be received at the Lithuanian Martyrs’ Church, 2185 Stavebank Road, Mississauga from 10 a.m. on Monday, December 19, 2016 for the Memorial Mass at 11 o’clock.  Interment St. John’s Lithuanian Cemetery.  Arrangements under the care of the .  For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

 

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Toronto

BLAIR: Ms. Samantha Ann of Innisfil, formerly of Stayner

Posted by on December 9, 2016

Died suddenly on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at her home in her 44th year.  Sam of Stroud, formerly of Stayner, loving mother of Jessica.  Cherished daughter of Mary and the late Jim Blair.  Dear sister of Shawn and his wife Merinna.  Samantha will also be missed by her partner Jon Taylor, his three children Tina, Liam and Grace, her aunts and uncles Ken and Barbara Blair, Roy and Barbara Blair, Diane Blair, Helen and Jim Mackler and Wally and Sheila Palaszewski, her cousin Tara and her many other cousins, her colleagues at Interroll and her many friends. Sam was a very loyal and caring mother, sister, daughter, partner and friend. She will be dearly missed. Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel on Sunday, December 11, 2016 from 4 to 6 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held Monday, December 12, 2016 in the Chapel at 1 p.m. If desired, donations to Street Cats, Innisfil (www.streetcats.ca) would be appreciated by Samantha’s family.  To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Toronto

ANDERSON; James Paul

Posted by on December 5, 2016

Anderson, James Paul

A believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and a faithful ambassador for Him, Paul Anderson met his Saviour face to face on December 2, 2016 after leaving his earthly body at his home in Duntroon at the age of 73, surrounded by his loving family.  Beloved husband of Lynda (nee Osburn).  Loving father of Mark and his wife Rebecca and Timothy and his wife Christiane.  Cherished grandfather of Hayden, Owen, Keegan and Brooklyn.  Paul was a man filled with love and faith for his family, his community and his church.    He served faithfully for many years as a deacon at Northside Bible Chapel in Barrieandersonpaul, where he gave counsel to many and was loved by all. Only eternity will truly tell of the lives he touched through his very generous financial participation in the many Christian missions he supported all over the world.  Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel, 7313 Highway 26, Stayner on Thursday December 8, 2016 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and again from 11 a.m. on Friday December 9, 2016 at the Stayner Brethren In Christ Church, 1152 Concession 6 North, Stayner ( N of Cty Rd 91) for the Funeral Service at 12 noon.  Reception to follow.  Interment Creemore Union Cemetery.  If desired, donations to the Gideons or the Guelph Bible Conference Centre would be appreciated by Paul’s family.  For further details and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

 

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Simcoe

TIMLOCK, Alan Robert of Wasaga Beach

Posted by on December 3, 2016

timlock-main-2Died peacefully on Friday December 2, 2016 at his home with his wife and son at his side at the age of 52.  Al of Wasaga Beach. Beloved husband of Laura (nee Stornelli).  Loving father of Adam.  Dear son of Carol Timlock and Robert (Debbie) Timlock.  Cherished brother of Ceecee (Steve Brockwell), Scott Timlock and Jill (Jamie Vandenburg).  Dear son-in-law of Rita Stornelli and brother-in-law of Rino (Gloria) Stornelli and Rico (Lori) Stornelli.  Al will also be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, business associates, home owners and his many, many friends.  Al was a long time home builder and contractor in the Wasaga Beach area.  His sense of humour,  his singing voice and his love for his family will be dearly missed.  A private family service was held.  If desired, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by his family.  Arrangements under the care of the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home.  To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

 

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario