BROWN, Thomas Walter “Tom”

Posted by on October 16, 2017

BROWN, Thomas Walter “Tom”

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Tom Brown passed away peacefully on Friday, October 13th.  He was surrounded by his family, and we showered him in love while we listened to Let It Be by the Beatles.

He was a kind, caring, compassionate, selfless, hard working, generous, hilarious and quirky man. His kindness and gentle nature made him a favorite brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, pseudo father and a friend to many. His gentle nature drew people to him.  He leaves a giant hole in our lives and we are all devastated that we have had to say goodbye so early.  Tom was the owner of Simcoe Landscaping for 31 years and was known for his honesty, professionalism and strong work ethic; his clients respected and trusted him.  His wife Mary has lost her best friend, her love, her confidante and soul mate who still made her laugh after 42 years. They had a wonderful life together.  His children, Alex and Carolyn meant the world to him, and he was so proud of their accomplishments. The life lessons he taught them shaped their personalities, he showed them by example to not take themselves too seriously, to be honest, to laugh, to be kind, to enjoy work and not to judge.  They will miss him forever.

His family and friends are invited to a Celebration of a Life Well Lived on Saturday, October 21st at the family home, starting at 1 pm. Friends and family will be received, followed by a memorial service at 2:00 pm.  Knowing that Tom loved his work, and took great satisfaction in the fact that his clients enjoyed the fruits of his labour – we will be planting trees and placing a park bench for the citizens of Barrie to enjoy. This is a memorial program that the City of Barrie has created. We believe that with Tom’s line of work and his caring nature, it would be a lasting tribute.   If you wish to donate, you can go on line to:

https://www.gofundme.com/tom-brown-memorial-trees-bench

All funds will go towards the purchase of trees and a bench.  Any leftover funds will go to the Humane Society to honor how much he loved animals.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

GREGORY, Thomas Allen “Tom”

Posted by on October 16, 2017

GREGORY, Thomas Allen “Tom”

Passed away peacefully on Friday, October 13, 2017 at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre at the age of 69.  Beloved husband of Betty Gregory.  Loving father of Kristine Cameron (Ian), Lisa Lamarche (Shannon) and step-father of Monica Attwood (Jason) and Matthew Tremblay.  Cherished grandfather of Olivia and Morgan Lamarche.  Dear brother of Jim Gregory (Linda), Nanci Peschkoff (Scott Clarke) and Robert Gregory.  Tom is also survived by his loving mother, Josephine Gregory and predeceased by his father, Edward Gregory.  Tom will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews and extended family.  The family would like to thank the nurses and staff in the intensive care unit at Royal Victoria Hospital.  A special thank you to all family and friends for the incredible support over the past few months.

In keeping with Tom’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A private family celebration of life will take place at a later date.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, www.heartandstroke.ca or Diabetes Foundation, www.diabetes.ca.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

ROBB, Georgina Jessie

Posted by on October 13, 2017

Robb, Georgina (Gini) Jessie

Passed away peacefully on Thursday October 5th at Royal Victoria Regional Health Center in Barrie at the age of 60.  Beloved sister of Sharon, John and Gary. Predeceased by her brothers Russ and David and her parents George Russell and Hilda Georgina.   Adoring Aunt to Kevin (Debra), Kelly, Erin (Todd), Melanie (Ryan), Jonathan, Tiffany (James), Justin (Bionka), Chadwick, Jonah, Kayla, Sarah, Jeffrey and Tanisha. Great Aunt to Shelby and Rachel.  Adoptive Aunt to Tiana, Natasha, Leighanna and Enessa.  Adoptive Grandmother to Roman, Dexter, Dara and Justice.  Gini will be dearly missed by her family, her extended family, her adoptive family and her many friends.

The memorial service will be held on October 21st, 2pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses located at 497 McKay Rd. W. and Highway 27 Barrie.

Messages of condolences can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

FISHER, Billy Irwin “Bill”

Posted by on October 11, 2017

FISHER, Billy Irwin “Bill”

Passed away peacefully at the Bob Rumball Home for the Deaf in Barrie on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the age of 86.  Predeceased by his first wife, Isobel in 1995, Bill leaves behind his loving wife Gladys.  Devoted father to Jim, John (Sue), Joe and Jerry.  Proud grandfather of Paul and Sara.  Billy was devoted and proud owner of Fisher’s Barbershop for 62 years.

In keeping with Bill’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A private family service will take place at a later date.  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to Royal Victoria Foundation – Building fund, www.foundation.rvh.on.ca or Bob Rumball Home for the Deaf, www2.bobrumble.org.   Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

SMITH, James

Posted by on October 11, 2017

SMITH, James

Passed away peacefully on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie at the age of 74.  Beloved husband of Mary Smith (nee Rodger).  Loving father of Jennifer Smith and Jaclyn Smith (Blair Renaud).  Cherished grandfather of Aaron Green and Quinn Renaud.  A special thank you to Marcie Dunn whose care and compassion she provided to James during his illness will be always remembered.

In keeping with James’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Liberty North, 100 Caplan Avenue, Barrie from 2-5 p.m.  Speeches will begin at 3 p.m.  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, www.llscanada.org  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

SCOYNE, Roberta Joyce (nee Ball)

Posted by on October 2, 2017

SCOYNE, Roberta Joyce (nee Ball)

Our beautiful mother, sister, nana, great nana and friend, passed away on Friday September 29th at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie at the age of 80.  After a courageous 6 year battle with cancer, Roberta surrendered her fight. Surrounded by her family, the angels came and took her home.

Beloved wife of the late Douglas Scoyne. Survived by her cherished and lifelong friend Wayne Wheeler, the father of their children. Loving mother of daughters Maureen and husband Fred, Karen and her late husband Richard Forest, Kimberlee and husband Steve. Love and missed Nana of Brianne, Victoria, Nicholas, Valerie, Travis, Brandon, and Justin. Great Nana to Emily, Jeffrey, Sophie. Dear Sister of Francine and husband Peter, loved “auntie Berta” to Kelly and the late Kirsten Koppeser.

In keeping with Roberta’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Please join us on Saturday October 14 2017 between 1 and 4pm for a celebration of life at Ferndale Banquet Hall, 24 Ferndale Industrial Dr, Barrie Ontario L4N 9W2. In lieu of flowers, donations in Roberta’s name would greatly be appreciated to Hospice Simcoe for the impeccable tender loving care Roberta received from everyone there. Messages of condolences may be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

LUCAS, Darcy Neal Floyd

Posted by on September 26, 2017

LUCAS, Darcy Neal Floyd

On September 22, 2017, Darcy Lucas, 47, of Barrie, ON, left this world the same way he came into it: kicking & screaming, on his own terms, and before his time.  He refused to give in to cancer and kept a positive outlook throughout his battle. He continued to use his great sense of humor and sharp sarcasm to make himself & others laugh, and never stopped using his boyish charm and good looks to pick up chicks.  With his best friend & son, Travis Lucas, his Mama, Cheryl Lucas, and many others by his side, he raised hell for over two years.  Darcy gave his final #****cancer celebrating with those closest to him, and of course, his good friend, Jack.

To honour his memory, please perform a random act of kindness in his name.  Join us for a celebration of his life on Saturday, October 14th from 4pm to 7pm at Malones Pint House – 118 Bradford St., Barrie.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

SCOTT, Earl Howard

Posted by on September 19, 2017

Earl Howard Scott, Class of 1954

Earl Howard Scott, Gravenhurst, Ontario, passed away on September 16, 2017 at the age of  87, after battling cancer. Earl is survived by his beloved wife, Joyce Scott, and his large blended family.

A Celebration of Life for Earl is to be held Friday, September 29, 2017, at 1:00 pm at Hahne Hall in the Pineridge Community in Gravenhurst, located on Pine Ridge Gate off Bethune Drive.

Cremation has taken place. Many thanks to the wonderful staff who cared for Earl at home, and to the wonderful medical staff at Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice.  Arrangements entrusted to Peaceful Transition in Barrie,  www.peacefultransition.ca.

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Filed Under: Calgary, Ontario

COLLIS, Walter Arthur

Posted by on September 18, 2017

Walter Arthur Collis (Poppa Wally) of Bracebridge, ON passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017 at the age of 84 with his family at his side.  A long time survivor of prostate cancer since 2001, he succumbed to a long battle with bone cancer.

Walter was born on February 27, 1933 in Joliette to Donald and Cathleen Collis. Survived by his best friend and wife of 57 years, Thorna Lillian (nee Cliffe) of Montreal, PQ.  They were inseparable to the end as he wished to remain in their home along the river that they had come to cherish.  He was the father of three loving children, daughter Morna with Carol,  son Donald with Laura, and youngest son Brian with Jodi.  A loving grandfather and a big part of the lives to Jessica, Jacqueline, Julia and Todd.   He is survived by his older brother James Dean with Louise of Wake Forest, NC.

He was a long-term employee with the Royal Bank of Canada and retired in 1989.  He treated all those whose paths he crossed with kindness, curiosity and appreciation.  He was an avid volunteer throughout his life; serving in each community that he lived in. As a resident of Bracebridge, he supported the efforts at Habitat for Humanity for a number of years.  His life lesson to us all was to live for today and do not wait for the right moment to do something you love. Walter lived this by sharing his love for family and friends each and every day.

Our family extends the warmest thanks to family and friends from near and far who helped support us through this difficult journey.  Also, many thanks to the PSWs from CarePartners & Nursing Care from Closing the Gap for supporting Dad’s wishes to finish his days at home.

In keeping with his wishes, a private cremation and family mass occurred.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to any of Walter’s favourite charities; Covenant House wwwcovenanthousetoronto.ca, Multiple Sclerosis  wwwmssociety.ca, Prostate Cancer  www.cancer.ca.

A celebration of life for Walter will be held in the future for close family and friends.

Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultranstion.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

McCormick, John

Posted by on September 15, 2017

John McCormick 1930-2017

John McCormick was born on June 12, 1930 in Glasgow, Scotland.  He resided in Stirling until he came to Canada in 1953, making Orillia his home since 1974.

How do you fit a life of 87 years into just a few lines?  John loved life.  His family meant the world to him.  He was the best Dad in the world.  He was interested in many things as was seen in his collection of books. He painted, played music, and golfed whenever he had the chance.  He was very interested in people as well and showed kindness to his many, many friends.  His great sense of humour lasted up until his last days.  His family and friends will miss him immensely.

He is survived by his wife Eldene and their children, Kelley (Andy), Alison, John (Stacey) and Elisabeth.  He will be missed by eight grandchildren (their spouses), six great grandchildren, special cousins, Malcolm & Grace, and friends, Angela, Anne & Elmer, and Monika & Alex.

A special thank you to Dr. Mike Odlozinski, Emily Greb, NP, and Dr. Heather Laakso.  A thank you to all the doctors, nurses, PSW’s, friends and neighbours for their wonderful support.

There will be no funeral service as per John’s wishes, however, there will be a drop in Celebration of Life on Saturday September 16th, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Leacock Senior’s Care Centre, 25 Museum Drive, Orillia, ON.  Please drop by to share a memory or two with the family and reminisce about this wonderful, talented man.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

BISHOP, Ralph Irving

Posted by on September 15, 2017

Bishop, Ralph Irving

Ralph passed away at Hospice Simcoe on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 in his 98th year.  Father of Cheryl, Brett (Pam), Donna Pfundt (Bela) and Stephen (Janis).  Grandfather of Adam, Darcie, Andreas, Jonathan, Susan and Bradley.  Great-Grandfather of eleven.  Ralph Irving Bishop, son of William Reginald Bishop and Lillian Maude Thorne was born on June 28th 1920 in Paradise, Nova Scotia. He was the eldest of three siblings, the others being John and Frances (deceased).  During his formative years, Dad was raised by his Uncle Ralph Ward Thorne and wife Elizabeth Menzies Filshe in Battleford, Saskatchewan.

A graduate of Queen’s University, he became a Chartered Accountant in 1948.  Ralph held various positions within the automotive sector and later hospital administration. Interment took place at Barrie Union Cemetery on September 1, 2017.  Special thanks to the wonderful staff at CCAC and Hospice Simcoe.  A fond farewell to his mates at Georgian Downs.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

BAILEY, Douglas Albert (Doug)

Posted by on September 14, 2017

BAILEY, Douglas Albert (Doug)

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Royal Victoria Regional Hospital, Barrie at the age of 87. Loving husband of Doreen and cherished father of Kevin (Candi) and Sandy (Ken). Cherished grandfather (Gruumpa) of Sean. Brother of Norman and Sylvia.

In keeping with Doug’s wishes there will be no funeral.  Cremation has taken place and a private family gathering will take place at a later date. As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, www.cancer.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

CORMIER, Kim Cheree (nee Kirkpatrick)

Posted by on September 14, 2017

CORMIER, Kim Cheree (nee Kirkpatrick)

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie at the age of 58.  Kim leaves her beloved husband John and daughter Angela to mourn her passing.

In keeping with Kim’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no service will be held.  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to a charity of choice.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

ATTRIDGE, George Norman

Posted by on September 14, 2017

ATTRIDGE, George Norman

Passed away peacefully, with family at his side, on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie at the age of 89.  Beloved husband of Colleen Landers Attridge.  Loving father of Norman (Pat, deceased), Mike (Patty), Greg (Sharon), Michael and Sharon (Arash).  Cherished grandfather of 9 and great-grandfather of 14.

George’s life included a career that spanned forty years, culminating as CEO of Garland Commercial Ranges.  He was a mentor to many and had a number of Board responsibilities serving the community.

In keeping with George’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Red Line Brewhouse, 431 Bayview Drive, Barrie from 2-5 p.m.  As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a Foundation of your choice.   Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultranstion.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

HIRLEHEY: Margaret Edgar (nee Coutts)

Posted by on September 6, 2017

HIRLEHEY, Margaret Edgar (nee Coutts)

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at the Bob Rumball Home for the Deaf in Barrie at the age of 90.  Beloved wife of the late Ken Hirlehey who pre-deceased Margaret in 2006.  Loving mother of Janet (Mike) Allain.  Cherished grandmother of Melanie (Claude), Todd (Heather) and Becky.  Great-grandmother of Morgan, Ethan and Emmet.

In keeping with Margaret’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 Ontario SPCA – Barrie Branch or Parkinson Canada.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

Hankin, Mae (Esther)

Posted by on September 6, 2017

Hankin, Mae (Esther) –

Passed peacefully at Hospice Simcoe on August 20, 2017 at the age of 75. Survived by brother Reg Jones (Diane), son Tom (Chris), son Ernie (Sharon), daughter Lisa (Thorsten), son-in-law Darrell, grandchildren Amber, Jennifer (Chad), Caitlin (Scott), Tyler (Taylor), Brianna (Justin), Jessica and Andrew, great Grandchildren Madison and Bentley. Predeceased by parents Les and Myrtle Jones and daughter Clara-May.

Please join us for a celebration of life on Wednesday September 6, 2017 from 6-8 pm at Casal Catering & Lions Gate Banquet Hall, 386 Blake Street, Barrie, ON L4M 1L3

Condolences may be left for the family at www.peacefultransition.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

ADAMS, Thomas “Tom” Henry

Posted by on September 1, 2017

ADAMS, Thomas Henry

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Coleman Care Centre in Barrie at the age of 71.  Beloved husband of Sharon Adams.  Loving brother of Gordon (Shirley) Adams, Carol (Jim) Terry and Marilea (d. Harry) Stirk.  Tom will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews and extended family.

In keeping with Tom’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 the Orillia SPCA, Coleman Care Centre, Parkinson Canada, Heart & Stroke Foundation or Alzheimer Society – Lewy Body Dimentia.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

WILLIAMS, Joyce Mary (nee Dewell)

Posted by on August 29, 2017

Williams, Joyce (Dewell)

Passed away peacefully at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie on Monday, August 28th at the age of 86.  Born in Penetanguishene, beloved wife of Bob Williams for 64 years.  Loving mother of Kerry (Cindy), Steven (Dianne) and Sue.  Sadly missed by her grandchildren Krista West (Christopher), Jessica Wicks (Ryan), Rob Williams (Lindsay), Sarah Bergeron (Jay), Jake Burling and her great grandchildren Liam, Nathan, Evan, Aaron, Keaton, Kinsley, Thea and Alex.  Survived by her sister Jean Proctor (Paul).

Visitation will be held at St Mary’s Church, Barrie on Thursday, August 31st at 9:30am.  Funeral mass will begin at 10am.  Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the RVH Dialysis Unit would be appreciated by the family.   Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

Hamill, Ralph Alan

Posted by on August 25, 2017

Hamill, Ralph Alan

After a long battle with cancer, Ralph passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe, in Barrie, ON. He is survived by wife of 54 years Jerri (nee Hugo), sons Wayne (Wendy), and Shawn (Leanne), and daughter Jodi Blaber (Adam). He will be missed by grandchildren Kynzee, Braden, Daeyten, Lindsay, Ethan, and Liam. Family is relieved that his suffering is over.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Simcoe www.hospicesimcoe.ca  are gratefully appreciated. A celebration of life will follow soon. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family

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Filed Under: Ontario

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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Filed Under: Ontario

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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Filed Under: Ontario

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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Filed Under: Ontario

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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Filed Under: Ontario

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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Filed Under: Ontario

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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Filed Under: Ontario