BOXALL, Maureen Elizabeth

Posted by on August 18, 2017

BOXALL, Maureen Elizabeth

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie at the age of 54.  Daughter of Catharine “Kay” and her late husband John Boxall.  Beloved mother of Megan Boxall (Liam Roddie-Guha).  Cherished grandmother of Joey, Breanna and Logan.  Loving sister of Carmel (Cary) Hartley, Mary (Don) Shepherd, Teresa (d. John) Levstik, Christine Boxall and Catharine (John) Bednarz.  Maureen will be dearly missed by her nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and many friends.

In keeping with Maureen’s wishes, cremation has taken place.   A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to Breakfast Clubs of Canada www.breakfastclubcanada.org   Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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WEST, Richard Eldredge

Posted by on August 18, 2017

Richard Eldredge West (Rick)

Of Barrie, ON

It is with great sadness to announce that Rick passed away at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Saturday, August 12th, 2017 at the age of 73.  Loving father of Rob West and Keri West (David Irwin). Beloved brother of Carol Henderson (Bob), Peter West (Deceased) and Melanie Parrack (Bruce). Proud Uncle of Tim Henderson, Dean Henderson (Michelle), David West, Andrew West, Cameron Parrack (Sarah) and Daniel Parrack (Vanessa). Great Uncle to Jacob Henderson, Sophie Henderson and Jeremy Parrack. With fond memories from Cheryl West.

Rick was a kind, loving and a very special person who will be remembered as always smiling and laughing. He will be immensely missed by his family, friends and so many others whose lives he had such a positive impact on.  How lucky are we all, to have had someone in our lives that has made saying goodbye so hard….

There will be a (drop in) Celebration of Life taking place in Barrie on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 beginning at 3pm. For details on the Celebration of Life, please email Keri_West@hotmail.com  As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to the Barrie SPCA or any Childrens charity in Ricks memory.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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HURST, Gordon Arthur

Posted by on August 17, 2017

HURST, Gordon Arthur

Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the age of 65.  Beloved husband of Catalina Hurst (nee Pator).  Loving father of Paula Hurst, Gordon Jones, Orlan Dela Cruz (Rejane Chiva), Grace Pator and Michelle Pator.  Cherished grandfather of Shantelle, Skyller and Seann Dela Cruz.  Hannah Clanchard and Carter Jones.  Dear brother of Bert-Deceased (Betty) Hurst, Doris (Stan-deceased) King, Ida (Aubrey-deceased) McGarvey, Edward (Hillary) Hurst, Harvey (Claire) Hurst, Daniel (Jenny) Hurst, Mary Giran, Ruth (John) Ditchburn, Lorraine Mercedi, Sharon (Jim-Deceased) Dixon, David (Evelyn) Hurst, Paul (Grace) Hurst, Raymond (Norma) Hurst and Sid (Charlotte) Hurst. Pre-deceased by Mom, Dad and Richard Hurst. All his nieces, nephews and friends will miss him.

In keeping with Gordon’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A come and go celebration will be held on Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. at Peaceful Transition Inc., 431 Bayview Drive, Barrie. A celebration of life will be held at Catalina Hurst’s home. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to Catalina Hurst.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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NOSEWORTHY, KEVIN FRANCIS 

Posted by on August 12, 2017

NOSEWORTHY, KEVIN FRANCIS

April 3, 1936 – August 9, 2017

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of their beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather, Kevin Francis Noseworthy, with loved ones by his side, after a lengthy illness at The Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie.

Dearly loved father of Debbie Cunningham (Kevin), Don (Wendy) Kevin (Judie) and friend to their mother Maureen Noseworthy. Predeceased by his daughter Sharon, whose arms he ran straight into. Survived by sister Alice Budzynski. Predeceased by brothers George, Gerry, David and sister Angela. Beloved Papa to Brian, Andrea, Matthew, Mark, James, Andrew, Kate, Amy, Dylan and Bonnie. Great-papa to Taylor, Kennedy, Boston, Emma, Jacob, Lily, Molly, Jayden, Isaac, Annie and Samuel.

Kevin was an avid photographer and captured many beautiful landscapes of his beloved island of Newfoundland, which he was so proud to call home.

Many thanks to everyone at the Barrie Kidney clinic, from Dr’s Krishnan and Benjamin to the kind and caring staff of nurses, pharmacists, dieticians and front staff. Also, the family is forever grateful to all the compassionate staff at RVH, 3NB Stroke unit for making our dads final journey as peaceful and dignified as possible.

Finally, a big thank you to Dr. Tim Stanford, who, over the last 30 years has been dad’s biggest cheerleader, confidante, fountain of knowledge and fixer-upper. Dad always tried hard for you and you always took the time to listen and advise. He left your office always feeling better than when he entered. We are forever in your debt. Memorial donations to The Kidney Foundation or RVH.

Private family service and burial has taken place.

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BERNIER, Jeannine Madeleine (nee Gilbert)

Posted by on August 11, 2017

BERNIER, Jeannine Madeleine (nee Gilbert)

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie at the age of 86.  Beloved wife of the late Jean-Paul who pre-deceased Jeannine in 1978.  Loving mother of Michele Bernier and Charlotte (Brian) Barton.  Cherished grandmother of Ryan (Juanita) and Kyle.  Great-grandmother of Jack-Paul.  Jeannine will be dearly missed by her dear friends Jeannette Poulin and Molly Malcolm and many extended family members.

In keeping with Jeannine’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Army Navy and Air Force Club, 52 Morrow Drive, Barrie from 2-5 p.m.  An expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

 

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FERGUS, Irene Drennan Wilson (nee McPhillie)

Posted by on August 8, 2017

Irene Drennan Wilson Fergus (nee McPhillie) passed away peacefully in Barrie, surrounded by family at 5:10 pm on Monday, August 7, 2017. Born in Glasgow in 1942, Irene spent the last 40 years as a Canadian Resident, the bulk of those in Zephyr, Uxbridge Township, but most recently in Barrie. Irene will be fondly remembered for her love of singing, dancing, gardening, and her overall zest for life. Irene fought a brave year-long battle against lung Cancer. She will be forever remembered for her courageousness in the face of adversity, and is truly an inspiration to us all. Irene joins her recently departed husband, Peter (1941-2017) and is survived by her sisters Moira, Frances, and brothers James and Gordon. A devoted mother of four boys, Irene is survived by her sons Ian, Cameron (Jennifer), Scott (Juliette), and Allan (Suzie). She will be dearly missed by grand children, Ian Jr (Melanie), Levi, Jill, Kirstie-Jean (passed 1994), Liam, Zane, Callum, Kelton, Lochlan, Ailsa, Eowyn, Leighton and great grandchild, Memphis.

Family and friends are encouraged to reach out regarding a private gathering to be held in Barrie on Sunday, August 13 at 1:00 pm.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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MAAS, Martinus

Posted by on August 1, 2017

MAAS,  Martinus

Went home to be with the Lord peacefully on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie in his 84th year.  Beloved husband of Dorothy Maas of 58 years.  Loving father of Liz (Paul) McKay, Diane (Don) Hubel and the late Carla Hurren.  Cherished Opa of Chris (Tia), Josh, Darren (Kelcie), Sara, Christine (Brendan), Samantha (Robert), Becca (Justin), Ryan (Trish) and many great-grandchildren.  Dear brother of Tini of Holland.  Pre-deceased by his siblings Maria, Aafje, Francis, Henk, Piet, Cees and Evert.  Martin will be dearly missed by many extended family members both in Canada and Holland.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Innisfil Community Church, 1571 Innisfil Beach Road, Innisfil, Ontario.  The funeral will be held on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 11 a.m. with an hour visitation prior at Innisfil Community Church.  Burial and reception to follow.  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Innisfil Community Church.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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ORNSBY, Brian Francis

Posted by on July 27, 2017

ORNSBY, Brian Francis

Passed away peacefully with family at his side on Monday, July 24, 2017 at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie at the age of 70.  Beloved husband of Darlene Ornsby.   Loving father of Lucas Ornsby.  Dear brother of Ron, Dan (Debra), Frank (Donna), Mike, Ken (Heather) and Penny Ornsby (Paul Dixon).  Pre-deceased by his sister Shelly Paige, survived by her husband Jamie Paige.  Brian will be dearly remembered by his friends Harvey and Patti Ingwer and Rob and Sue Knapp.  Survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family.  A special thank you to the staff and volunteers at Hospice Simcoe.

In keeping with Brian’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Barrie, 410 St. Vincent Street (entrance off of Ferris Lane) from 3-7 p.m.  In lieu of flowers and gifts, cash donations will be accepted at the door for Hospice Simcoe.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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REKET, Diederica “Didi” Cornelia

Posted by on July 27, 2017

Diederica “Didi” Corneilia Reket, age 89, passed away peacefully among family at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie on July 6, 2017.

Didi is lovingly remembered by her children, Wendy Krs (Jim Fox) of Barrie and Bert Reket (Lynn) of Owen Sound.  Beloved Oma of Jordan Watts of Barrie, Braeden Watts of San Francisco, Jessica Reket (Joel Walker) of P.E.I. and Meaghan Reket (Jamie Warren) of Aylmer, Quebec.  Great-grandmother of Loic, Dalia, Hazel and Effie.   Loving sister of the late John Vincken (Ellie Vincken) of Holland and Jacques Vincken (Nettie) of Pickering.  Dear aunt of Lorna and Joan Vincken of Holland and Randi and Marlies of Pickering.  The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all staff at Heritage Place for all their kindness and caring.

A celebration of life will be held at Heritage Place (IOOF Homes), 20 Brooks Street, Barrie on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 2-5 p.m.  A service will begin at 2 p.m. followed by a light snack.  Memorial contributions are welcome, please forward to IOOF Homes Heritage Place, 20 Brooks Street, Barrie, Ontario, L4N 5L3.  For inquiries, call 705-728-2389 x 324.

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MIDDLETON, Glen Robert Charles

Posted by on July 19, 2017

MIDDLETON, Glen Robert Charles

Passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family, children and close friends at the age of 59 on Monday, July 17, 2017.  Beloved son of Doreen Webb (Brian) and his late father Robert Middleton.  Loving father of Greg (Denise), Brittni, Carissa Lee, and Trina (Luke).  Grandfather of Madison, Crayden and Victoria.  Glen will be dearly missed by his brother Kevin (Marie), his sister Denise (Bill), step brothers Nick Webb (Cherlyn) & Andrew Webb (Sharon) as well his 101 year old grandmother Queenie Jordan and many other close family members and friends.  Glen will be remembered for his passion of cars and racing and his devotion to the hydro industry. A mentor to many he will be sadly missed by his crews both on the job and at the track.

Special thank you to his close buddy Kent and wife Liz who stayed with him and his Family throughout his last days. As well, the family would like to thank those who made themselves available to Glen during his last days – your stories and presence brought him peace.  We would be remiss not to mention the nursing staff of Right at Home and Saint Elizabeth, especially Christine, who came to Glen’s home and ensured his dignity and comfort while providing his family with care and support.

The family will hold a Celebration of Glen’s life on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the Aurora Legion, 89 Industrial Parkway, Aurora at 1 p.m.  Donations in Glen’s memory can be made to Conestoga – School of Trades & Apprenticeship (www.conestogacommunity.ca/transforming-together), Canadian Tire Jumpstart (http://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/content/microsites/jumpstart/en/how-you-can-help.html) or the Aurora Minor Hockey Association (https://auroraminorhockey.com/Contact/).  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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CONNOLLY, John Patrick

Posted by on July 19, 2017

CONNOLLY, John Patrick

Passed peacefully on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Sunset Manor in Collingwood at the age of 89.  Beloved husband of Patricia Connolly (nee Allman).  Loving father of Steven (Dorothy), Terese and Carolyn.  Cherished grandfather of Darryl (Lise-Ann) and Karen (Matt). Great-Grandfather of Quinnley.

In keeping with John’s wishes cremation has taken place.  No services will be held at this time.  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Georgina Triangle Humane Society, www.gths.ca  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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EVERITT, Byron Pearson

Posted by on July 14, 2017

EVERITT, Byron Pearson

Passed peacefully at his home in Orillia on Sunday, July 9th, 2017 at the age of 86.  Beloved father of William, Sheila, Ronald (Debra) and the late Curtis Everitt.  Cherished grandfather of Naomi, Justin, Mathew, Jessica, Marcus and great-grandfather of 5.  Loving brother of Ruth (Philip) and Elda (d. Jack).  Pre-deceased by his brother-in-law Al.  Byron will be dearly missed by his friend Patricia and the staff at Hilcrest Lodge.

Friends are welcome to join the family at a graveside service on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Sherman Cemetery, 19 Victoria Street South, Thamesville, Ontario.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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PAYNE, Ernest Allen Percy

Posted by on July 14, 2017

Allen Payne

June 1, 1934- July 8, 2017

Passed away peacefully listening to Sweet Caroline with his family by his side. He was a loving brother to Eva and Jean, survived by his sister Juanita. Loving Father to Gary (Anne), Larry (Louisa), Alana (Bruce), Jennifer (Matt), Jeffery (Kelli), A.J. (Adrianne) as well as Patricia Payne and Al Wessels.   Grandfather to Sean (Brandi), Ryan, Kerri (Davey), Leanne, Valerie, Kim, Taylor, Tanner, Cody, Olivia, Kurtwood, Charlotte, Madelyn and Seth. Great-Grandfather to Mason, Easton, Riley (Mckyla), Aydan, Tegan, Jolie and Preston. Great-Great Grandfather to Maverick.

Al was a great friend to many from Canada and the United States. He left his legacy not only in his family but also at Lyon County Ball Park where a tree has been planted in his honor.

Our family could not have done it without two groups who were angels on earth, the nurses at Stevenson Memorial Hospital Dialysis unit – Trish, Cathy, Shirley and Alana, we love you! You spent a huge portion of his life with him and made it worth going every week! Thank-you. To the wonderful facility Simcoe Hospice. You allowed us to truly enjoy his last days here, you left him with his pride and dignity. You allowed him to have a great send off! Thank you all of you! Dr. Morris, you were truly a blessing, we knew it from our first chat. Thank-you peaceful Transitions for taking care of everything. Please, in lieu of flowers donate in AL’s honor to Simcoe Hospice, or your local Hospice.

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PIERCE, John Martin

Posted by on July 14, 2017

PIERCE, John Martin

Passed peacefully at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the age of 65.  Beloved husband of Laurie Pierce (nee Stonley).  Loving father of Marnie (Gregg), Brandon and Stacey (Dan).  Cherished grandfather of Jacob, Jack, Max, Declan and Brody.

In keeping with John’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will take place at a later date.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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HALE, Donald Albert

Posted by on July 12, 2017

HALE, Donald Albert

It`s with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Donald Albert Hale (aka The Mayor of Marten River) on July 7, 2017 in his 79th year.  Loving father to Larry (Rose), Geoffrey (Kerry) and Tracey.  Proud Grandfather to Connor, Courtney, Craig, Katie, Erin and Kevin.  Don was a Jockey for many years winning many prestigious races and later went on to be the Manager of the Jockey`s Benefit Association until he retired.  Despite having a severe stroke over 4 years ago, Don never lost his sense of humour and put a smile on everyone’s face that he met.  A private memorial will be held for Don at his home on Marten River.  Donations in Don`s honour can be made to the Heart and Stoke Foundation or The Canadian Cancer Society.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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PICKARD, Janet Rosemary (nee Waters)

Posted by on July 12, 2017

PICKARD, Janet. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mum, Janet Pickard. She was born January 7th, 1935 in England and passed away Wednesday July 5th, 2017 in Alliston. Her favourite pastime was golfing with her friends on the fairways of Bear Creek Golf Course. She touched the hearts of many and was loved by all who knew her. People called her “The Lady”. Mum was predeceased by her husband, Harry; mother, Annie; father, Charlie; and sister, Mary. Janet leaves behind her sister Patricia (Phil) and extended family in England; her children: Julie, Colin and Sara; grandchildren: Alison (Jeff), Mike (Eve), Lindsey (Eric), Darren and Jackson; and great-grandchildren: Jeremy and Eleanor. We thank Dr. Li and the staff at RVH, the Saint Elizabeth homecare nurses, Matthew’s House Hospice, and her friends and neighbours who continually helped and supported Mum in so many ways. As per her wish there was no funeral and she will be cremated. A Celebration of Life was held at her home in Angus July 8th. Donations to the Cancer Centre at the RVH are welcome.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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MURPHY, Marguerite Hunter (nee Ford)

Posted by on July 12, 2017

MURPHY, Marguerite Hunter

September 22, 1936 – July 8, 2017

“When you let go, it’s not a loss, it’s freedom”

With profound sadness we announce that Marguerite Murphy (nee Ford) passed away peacefully at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge surrounded by her family’s love.

Beloved and devoted wife to William Murphy for 56 years.  Loving mother to Greg (Lisa), Anne, Susan and Ken (Natalie).  She will be sorely missed by her precious grandchildren – Kelly, Sarah, Liam, Alison, Devin and Callum.

Born in Hanover, Ontario she was the daughter of William and Marjorie Ford (nee Little) and cherished sister to Phyllis McMichael (Glenn), Kathleen Edgar (d. Robert) and Joyce Rizzo (d. Sandy).  Family and friendships were especially important to Marguerite and she will be fondly remembered by all.

In 1956, to pursue a teaching career, Marguerite moved to Stouffville where she met her future husband Bill.  She became a long time resident and was actively involved in the community – Couples + Club, United Church and Music Mania to name a few, before moving to Gravenhurst in 2002.  She loved quilting, baking, sewing, knitting, Scottish Country Dancing and singing.

She especially enjoyed playing bridge, writing poems for birthdays and anniversaries and skiing with close friends.  We enjoyed awesome times at the shared family cottage which resulted in much laughter, singing, boating and games.

Even as her health declined, her face lit up whenever she was with her friends and family.   Her capacity for love, creativity and generosity will always be with us.  She was the sweetest person you could ever hope to meet and all those that knew her loved her.

We would like to thank the Doctors and Nurses at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital for their compassionate care of our dear Marguerite.

In lieu of flowers, donations to South Muskoka Hospital Foundation, The Terry Fox Foundation or a charity of your choice are greatly appreciated.

The family invites you to a Celebration of Life at 1:00pm on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Trinity United Church, Gravenhurst followed by social gathering at Hahne Hall (16 Hedgewood Lane, Gravenhurst).  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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SMITH, Cindy Lee

Posted by on July 7, 2017

SMITH, Cindy Lee

Passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at the age of 53.   Beloved daughter of Florence Smith and the late William Smith. Cherished mother of Lyndsay Tobin (Jeff) and Mackenzie Tobin. Cindy will be dearly missed by her sister Bonnie Peacock (Gerry), many uncles, aunts, cousins, friends and co-workers.

In keeping with Cindy’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  The celebration of life will take place on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 6–9 p.m. at Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 201 Minet’s Point Road, Barrie.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to Hospice Simcoe www.hospicesimcoe.ca  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

Poem-

God grant me the serenity

to accept the things I cannot change;

courage to change the things I can;

and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;

enjoying one moment at a time;

accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; taking, as He did, this sinful world

as it is, not as I would have it;

trusting that He will make all things right

if I surrender to His Will;

that I may be reasonably happy in this life

and supremely happy with Him

forever in the next.

Amen.

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BALL, Debbie Georgina Mary

Posted by on July 6, 2017

BALL, Debbie Georgina

Passed away peacefully with family at her side on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie in her 61st year.  Beloved daughter of Theresa and her late husband Grant Ball.  Beloved mother of Kevin Dutton (Jessica) and David Dutton.  Cherished grandmother of Lexi and Jace Dutton.  Dear sister of Harold (Sandra), Karen (Wayne) and Danny (Daphne).  Debbie will be dearly missed by her nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

In keeping with Debbie’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of her life will take place at the Wyebridge Community Centre, 8340 County Road 93, Wyebridge on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 1 – 4 p.m. with proceedings beginning at 2 p.m.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to Hospice Simcoe www.hospicesimcoe.ca  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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SULLIVAN, Ronald Edwin Charles

Posted by on July 4, 2017

Ronald (Ron) Sullivan, 89, of Barrie, Ontario passed away peacefully at home with his Son Greg by his side on June 29, 2017. Ron was born in Toronto, Son of Gerald and Florence Sullivan and Brother of Kathleen and Eric. Ron was a loving and caring Husband, Father and Grandfather. He is predeceased by his Wife Marilyn and Son Jason. He is survived by his Son Greg, his Granddaughter Nicole and her Husband Paul.

Ron was an accomplished Dixieland Jazz musician who performed in Toronto for over 50 years. Always painting, reading and learning, Ron loved to explore life. He touched the hearts of many and was a true blessing to all those who knew him.   Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

A private memorial will be held for his family members.

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PRICE, Beatrice Marion (nee DeMarco)

Posted by on June 23, 2017

PRICE, Beatrice Marion (nee DeMarco)

Passed away peacefully on June 21, 2017 at Woods Park Care Centre in Barrie in her 92nd year. Lovingly and forever remembered in the hearts of her children Ronald (Nancy), Pam (Doug), Karen and Norm Jr., (Brenda).  Survived by her sister Mary and dearly missed by her special niece Sherry (Aubrey) as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Pre-deceased by her loving husband Norman, her parents Anthony DeMarco and Lillian Beckett and siblings Reg, Mamie and Rose.

A private family service has taken place.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, www.cancer.ca or to a charity of your choice.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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MCDONALD, Sybil Margaret (nee Slater)

Posted by on June 22, 2017

MCDONALD, Sybil Margaret (nee Slater)

Sybil passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 in her 93rd year.  Beloved wife of John McDonald for 70 years.  Loving mother of Scott McDonald (Catherine) and Kim McDonald-Taylor (Stan).  Cherished grandmother of Charlotte, Rebecca, Ian and Natalie.

In keeping with Sybil’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A private interment has taken place.   The celebration of life will be held at Bear Creek Golf Club, 8545 Simcoe Road 56, Utopia, Ontario on July 9th from 1:30 – 4:30 pm.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to Ontario SPCA and Humane Society or any other charity of your choice.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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DOWNEY, Thomas Lyle

Posted by on June 19, 2017

DOWNEY, Thomas Lyle

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie in his 71st year.  Loving father of Julie Chadwick and Karen Van Mil (Mike).  Cherished grandfather of Dryden Chadwick, Kayleigh and Noah Van Mil.  Dear brother of Gordon, Richard, Patsy, Norman, Raymond, Charlie, Don and Bobby.  Thomas will be dearly missed by niece, nephews, extended family and many friends.

In keeping this Thomas’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held on June 17, 2017 at Woodbine Racetrack, 555 Rexdale Blvd., Toronto.  As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Society Program, 201 Georgian Drive, Barrie.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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JOHNSTON, Ethel Elizabeth (nee Hassard)

Posted by on June 19, 2017

JOHNSTON, Ethel Elizabeth (nee Hassard)

Passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Grove Park Home in Barrie at the age of 86.  Beloved wife of Harold Johnston. Loving mother of Wendy Chopp (Michael) and the late Raymond Johnston who pre-deceased Ethel in 2000.  Beloved grandmother of Jeffrey, Joshua and Noah Chopp.  Dear sister of Irene (d. Eddie), Dora, Edna and Lillian (John).  Predeceased by her sisters Millie (d. Tommy) and Evelyn (d. Joe).  Ethel will be dearly missed by her nieces, nephews, cousins both in Canada and Ireland.

In keeping with Ethel’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Grove Park Home or the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated.  Messages of condolence may be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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GREGORY, Frances Patricia

Posted by on June 19, 2017

FRANCES PATRICIA GREGORY
March 17, 1932 – June 1, 2017
So now faith, hope and love abide, these three: but the greatest of these is love
I Corinthians 13:13

A bright light has left us and now watches from above.

On June 1st Frances died at the Toronto East General Hospital as a result of complications from her tracheotomy. She leaves behind her sister Margaret and brother Gord. She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Frances was predeceased by her parents and brothers Bill, Jack, Bob, Don and Ken. She also left behind many many friends including Jane Hooey, Maureen Baskerville, Margaret Banning and Derek Rumball.

We would like to thank the following people who made Frances’s last 5 months in hospital as good as they could be. They are from Toronto East General Hospital Clerk Gail, Nurse Practitioner Laura and Respiratory Therapist Roger and Sunnybrook Hospital ICU and Critical Care Units.

Frances lived a full life. She was born in Thessalon, Ontario and attended residential school at the Belleville School for the Deaf. Her first job was in Ottawa. Frances eventually moved to Toronto and became involved in the Evangelical Church of the Deaf. At the same time she ran a group home for deaf women. When she took vacation it was to go the the Ontario Camp of the Deaf to teach campers about the Bible.

Frances was most proud of being the Deconness for the Evangelical Church of the Deaf for many years where she pastored to those who were sick and lonely. She advocated in the 70’s for a dedicated nursing home for the deaf. Frances lived I Corinthians 13 fully. Her faith was strong, her hope contiguous and her love never ending.

A celebration of life will take place on June 22 at the Bob Rumball Centre of the Deaf, 2395 Bayview Ave, Toronto at 10:30 a.m.. This was where she lived and loved.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Ontario Camp of the Deaf would be gratefully appreciated.

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