Brennan, Kelly Gail

Posted by on August 10, 2018

Kelly Gail Brennan June 20, 1984 – August 6, 2018

Kelly Gail Brennan passed away peacefully at her home on August 6th, 2018.  She fought a short but very courageous battle against cancer.
Kelly’s love for the Toronto Blue Jays and her loving kind heart will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Kelly is survived by her fiancé Steph Smuczek, parents Gail and Larry Brennan, her brother Steven, sister in law Carolyn, and her two nieces who she adored Sophie and Gillian.
Kelly and her family would like to thank Dr.
Emerson, Dr. Morris, Dr.Li, nurses Sue and Mareeta for the amazing care they provided during this journey,
Kelly we love you and you will always be in our hearts.
May you now and for always rest in peace.
A celebration of life will take place Saturday August 18th from 2-4 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 147 in Barrie.

 

 

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McLachlan, Gloria Sheila (nee Skene)

Posted by on August 9, 2018

Gloria Sheila McLachlan (nee Skene)

April 9, 1923 – July 25, 2018 

Gloria Sheila McLachlan died peacefully at Victoria Village, Barrie in the wee hours of July 25, 2018 in her 95th year.  She was the youngest of seven children of Alexander and Margaret Skene of Aberdeen, Scotland.  Gloria spent her childhood years in the Parkdale District of Toronto before moving to Coxwell and Danforth with her husband.  Although they moved north first to Willowdale, then to Richmond Hill and finally to Barrie to be close to their daughter, Gloria always regarded herself as a “city girl.”  Predeceased by the love of her life, Robert “Bob” McLachlan, in 2001 after 55 years of marriage, she is lovingly survived by her daughter Laura McLachlan of Barrie and her two Grandchildren Amanda Weafer (Daragh) and Trevor Brewer.

Gloria had several jobs before leaving work to care for her home and family.  Most notably she was a bomb girl at GECO, in Scarborough, during WWII and was featured in the 2017 “Bomb Girls- A Documentary”.

Special thanks to the staff at Victoria Village Manor for all their care and support over the past year and a half.

Gloria’s laughter and zest for life made a positive impression on everyone she met.  She will be sorely missed and forever remembered. Cremation has taken place.

Celebration of life to be held at Ferndale Banquet Hall, 24 Ferndale Industrial Dr, Barrie on August 22, 2018 from 4 – 7 pm with memorial to begin at 5:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations can be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice.

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Filed Under: Ontario

Shirley Anne Bressette (Atkinson)

Posted by on March 9, 2018

Shirley Anne Bressette (Atkinson), passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, March 5th surrounded by her family.

Shirley was Born, April 14, 1942 in Midland, Ontario and was predeceased by her parents Albert and Wilda Atkinson.  Beloved wife of David “Barry” Bressette of 57 years, Loving Mother of Richard (Terry-Lynn), Stephen (Janice), David (Heather), and Cathy (Roy Dunford).  Loving grandmother of Jessica, Alison, Trevor, Brooke, Brandon, Brett, Jeffrey, Laura, Christopher and Jesse.  Great Grandmother of Callen, Maddy and Zayden.  Sister of Bill Atkinson, Karen (Randy) Green and predeceased by her sister Joan (Bert).

Shirley’s love for her family will always be in our hearts.

A Celebration of life will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers donations to Bunns Kids (www.bunnskids.com) would be appreciated.

Our family would like to sincerely thank the staff at GBGH and Bayshore Nursing for all the care they gave to Shirley in her final days. Your compassion and professionalism is truly appreciated.

Words of condolence may be left for the family at www.peacefultransition.ca

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Lovegrove, Leslie “Jim”

Posted by on March 9, 2018

Lovegrove, Leslie “Jim”

Peacefully at Royal Victoria Hospital on Tuesday, March 6th. Survived by wife and soul-mate of 52 years, Linda and loving daughters Lee-Anne (John), Cindy (Chris). Poppa will be forever missed by his 5 precious grandchildren, Carling, Brittany, Holly, Candace, Blake. Devoted sisters Maddy, Colleen, Valerie and sister in law Maudie. Never forgotten by nieces Lenore, Neily, nephew Jeff, cousin Gerald.

Many thanks to family members who have been there through difficult times for wonderful support. Cremation has taken place. At Jim’s wishes a private family service will be held April 30th.

Gratitude is extended to Dr. David Evans and staff at RVH. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Gilda’s Place or pay it forward with a Random Act of Kindness, which was Jim’s way.

Words of condolence may be left for the family at www.peacefultransition.ca

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LLOYD, SYBIL IRENE

Posted by on March 9, 2018

LLOYD, SYBIL IRENE

Sybil passed away of Influenza at her home with her daughter Fern Main and son Kevin Lloyd by her side on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at approximately 8:20 pm, at the age of 94.

Sybil will be greatly missed by her children Sylvia LaFrance, Sybil Bourgeois, Gail Ruffolo, Kevin Lloyd, Fern Main, Vivian Bono and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

There will be a family gathering on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Peaceful Transition, 431 Bayview Drive, Barrie from 1-2 pm to pay their final respects to Sybil. Family and friends are invited to Sybil and Fern’s home for a get together afterwards where all are welcome.

The family will gather together in the spring for the Interment of Sybil at Barrie Union Cemetery, 338 Sunnidale Rd, Barrie. Interment date to be determined.

Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.peacefultransition.ca

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KUSLAK, Theresa (Mary)

Posted by on February 7, 2018

KUSLAK, Theresa (Mary) It is with great sadness to announce the loss of our mother and loving grandmother. In her 102nd year, Theresa passed away peacefully and in comfort at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie on December 28 2017.

She was born in the rural municipality of BiFrost, Manitoba on April 20, 1916 and was the last surviving member of her family of five brothers and four sisters. A proud, strong willed and independent woman, Theresa was a long-time resident of Toronto where she lived for more than 60 years. Through many challenges and struggles Theresa proved to be hardworking, dedicated, and devoted. She moved to Barrie in 1997 at age 81 and resided with her daughter and grandson until hospitalized by stroke. Theresa, a personally private person, was predeceased by family and lifetime friends. She leaves behind a daughter, grandson, nieces, nephews and extended family.

Thank you to the palliative care team at RVH for care and comfort, to family doctor of 20 years, Dr. Poonja and all PSWs and home nursing staff from St. Elizabeth Health Care. A special thank you to Father Gustave of St. Marys RC Church for providing last rites and finally Peaceful Transitions Funeral Services for making a difficult and heartbreaking time uncomplicated. Cremation was preformed on January 4, 2018. Internment to be at a later date.

Charity donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada www.heartandstroke.ca or the Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) Foundation www.rvh.on.ca

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REYNOLDS, Donna Lyn (nee Cromie)

Posted by on February 6, 2018

REYNOLDS, Donna Lyn

It is with great sadness that the family of Donna Lyn Reynolds announces her passing on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at Coleman Care Centre in Barrie. Donna was in her 70th year.

Donna was a homemaker who worked in retail and later as a personal support worker. A social butterfly with a fun-loving attitude, Donna enjoyed nothing more than spending time with friends and family, sharing love and laughter.

Donna was predeceased by her parents and will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Ryan (Sabrina) and Will (Melissa). She also leaves behind her much-loved grandchildren, Quinn and Carter.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, February 11 from 12 to 3pm at Liberty North, 100 Caplan Avenue in Barrie, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the ALS Society of Canada.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

 

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WARD, Gerald

Posted by on February 6, 2018

WARD, Gerald

It is with profound joy for the certainty of God’s love, which we learned from our father, that we share God’s welcoming home Gerald Ward on January 20th, 2018.

Gerald passed peacefully in his 88th year at home enjoying his favourite music in the suite he shared with Freida, his loving wife of 64 years, at the Bob Rumball Long Term Care Home in Barrie. His genuine warm smile, so familiar to all who knew him, broke out just before he passed.

Throughout an exemplary, devoted, nurturing life and eventual struggle with dementia, he maintained the most positive outlook we know, insisting everyday, “I refuse to be negative!”

Born in Hamilton, he was predeceased by his parents, and his sister Muriel.  Gerald is survived by his dear wife Freida; his sister Marian; his brother-in-law Robert; three loving children; Brian, Bruce, and Susan; daughter-in-law Lydia; 7 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter.

Gerald fully and completely loved life, his wife, family, church (belonging to the congregation of Trinity United Church in Kitchener for over 50 years -including over 25 years as Church Treasurer), friends, community, work, (actuary with Mutual Life of Canada for 39 years), sports (badminton, golf, tennis, curling, fishing, cycling) and country.

Gerald was a devoted husband, amazing father, outstanding person and remarkable friend. Generous to a fault, he was extremely modest of his own needs and totally giving of his time, assistance and listening ear when a patient, steady, objective and thoughtful perspective was desired. His warmth, good-natured friendliness, reassuring voice, bright eyes and smile were always awaiting your return, including his giving of the very best hugs.

An accomplished gamesman, Gerald enjoyed board games, puzzles, and brain teasers. He especially enjoyed and excelled at chess. He embraced an active lifestyle, introducing his family to his love of camping and fellowship, and giving back to the community.

Although they enjoyed vacationing in Florida, bus excursions, theatre and the symphony, Gerald was happiest at home with Freida enjoying the company of family and friends.

His love of Scouting was passed on to his children through his leadership and decades of participation as a group committee member at the Sixth Kitchener Scout programme.

While attending McMaster University in Hamilton Gerald met the love of his life Freida and married soon after graduating and settled in Kitchener where they lived for almost sixty years, before relocating to Alliston (Kingsmere Retirement’s assisted living floor) and then Barrie’s Bob Rumball Home, where they enjoyed compassionate loving care. In recognition and appreciation of that, we ask that you consider a donation to the Bob Rumball Foundation or charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.

The Bob Rumball Foundation for the Deaf

2395 Bayview Avenue

Toronto, ON M2L 1A2

416-449-9651 ext 111

www.bobrumball.org

Please specify that the donation go to: The Bob Rumball Long Term Care Home (Barrie)

Arrangements entrusted to Peaceful Transition Barrie, ON. A celebration of Gerald’s life is anticipated, later in the spring, with details to be shared as determined.

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HUGHES, James “Noel”

Posted by on February 2, 2018

James Noel Hughes

December 25, 1932 – January 31, 2018

It is with profound sadness that the family of James Noel Hughes announce his passing on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 in his 86th year.

Noel passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side. He is survived by his loving wife Jean (nee Speers) his children, Cathy (Charlie Edward), Diane (Ron Toffan), Brian (Lisette) and his treasured 9 grandchildren, Sarah, Charlie Jr., Samantha, Angela, Rob, Brian Jr., Steven, Hayden and Ben. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Isobel O’Neill, Gwendie Irwin, Winnie Hughes, and brother-in-law Bobby Speers and by his many nieces and nephews.  He is predeceased by his parents, Frank and Martha, and by his 7 siblings, Francis, Madge, Jack, Evelyn, Billy, Eric, and Maurice.

Noel grew up in Ballymena, Northern Ireland and immigrated to Canada in 1952 and eventually met the love of his life, Jean, in Toronto in 1958.  Ironically they were from the same home town in Ireland.  They married in 1959, sharing 58 devoted years together.

After serving in the RCAF, and with the Metro Toronto Police Force, in 1971 he became a Provincial Officer with the Ministry of Environment transferring to Barrie in 1974 where he and his family settled and planted permanent roots.

Noel enjoyed working in his garage, reading, woodworking, telling stories of his past adventures, and especially loved spending time with family.  A treasured memory is the family Caribbean vacation in 2013, affectionately remembered as “FAM JAM” where all 19 of his Hughes Clan gathered to enjoy fun and happy adventures together.  Of special note, he was a wonderful singer and was often asked to entertain at gatherings and parties… especially St. Patrick’s Day, as his signature song was ‘Danny Boy’.

Noel was a very strong man (stubborn!) and endured so many illnesses over the last 15 years, suffering from cardiac disease, and was also a three time cancer survivor.   Until the very end, he was well-known for his strong and sincere handshake.

A role model for many people, he truly depicted the meaning of FATHER.  Loved and respected by so many relatives and friends alike, at home and abroad. Many have referred to him as our “Ironman” and a “Giant of a family man”.

Very special thanks and utmost gratitude and appreciation to Dr. David Boushy, Jennifer McNeil, and the entire staff at ‘Amica at Barrie’, who showered us with never ending care and support, and eased our minds throughout this journey, helping Noel throughout his transition.

At Noel’s request, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be planned at a later date.

You were a special Husband, Dad, Grampa, Brother and Uncle who we laughed with, learned from, leaned on, and loved dearly.  You have left us with the best memories!

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy to the Salvation Army or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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ROSE, Glenn Allan

Posted by on February 1, 2018

ROSE, Glenn Rose “Rosie”

Suddenly at his residence on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 in his 64th year.   Retired from Canada Post and affectionally known as Rosie to his family and friends.   Glenn leaves behind his son Kyle Rose to mourn his loss.  He will be fondly remembered by Gail Byron.  Pre-deceased by his mother Dorothy Rose and son, Christopher Matthew Rose.

Cremation has taken place.  There will be no services held at this time.  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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BLACK, Orville “Allan”

Posted by on January 29, 2018

Smith, Orville Allan

Passed away January 25, 2018 at his home in Barrie, ON. Allan will be dearly missed by his beloved wife Shirley. Loving father of Peter Black, Kimberley (Jamie) Schizkoske and Gregory Black. Proud grandfather of Ashley, Tameka, Amber, Alex and Eric.

Private family service has taken place and a celebration of life will take place at a later date. Donations can be made in Allan’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society. www.cancer.ca

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McMENEMY, Robert Charles

Posted by on January 24, 2018

Robert Charles McMenemy

(1951-2018)

It is with great sadness that we announce Bob’s sudden passing on Sunday January 21, 2018 in his 67th year.   Beloved husband and best friend of Carol (nee Hewitson), proud father of Collin of Barrie and Carey (Aaron) Chychul of Alberta and much loved brother of George (Joanne) and Steven.  He will also be missed by many other family and friends and of course his adoring four legged pal Marley.

He was a fighter like no other, not one to complain.  Kind and thoughtful, always willing to help anyone in need.  We will remember him for his great sense of humour and distinctive expressions.

We will miss him dreadfully, but especially at his happy place in Pointe au Baril.

As per his wishes cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will be held on February 2nd 2018, from 1:00-4:00 PM at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 147 in Barrie, Ontario (Entrance off Ferris Lane).  As an expression of sympathy donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or The Heart and Stroke Foundation.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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McKINNON, Neil

Posted by on January 23, 2018

Neil E. McKinnon (1924 – 2018)

It is with deepest sadness and heartfelt sorrow that Neil’s family would like to share the news of the passing of this much loved and respected Veteran on Thursday January 18, 2018.

Neil was a champion over many things. He faced adversity with inspiring dignity, quiet courage and was sustained by the love and devotion he shared for over 53 years with his beloved wife Marilyn.

He served his country overseas (ARMY) in England and Sicily, during WWII and upon returning he became a member of the Canadian Royal Legion for over 73 years.

Born and raised in Bracebridge, he found great joy in sports- playing baseball, hockey (goalie for the Bracebridge Bears), and curling. Upon moving to Barrie where he was a sales representative for Seagrams Co (25 years), he also became a member of many service clubs; A.C.T, Air Bourne and Barrie Veterans.

Neil was President of a Veteran’s Club in Barrie where he, over the span of 36 years, spearheaded a number of initiatives where donations to charities impacted the lives of many in the community, including Royal Victoria Hospital.

He will be remembered for his sense of humor, his wide-ranging interest in life and people, and his gift of speaking from the heart.

He leaves behind his loving Sons, Neil, Steven, and Rory, Niece Brenda Ross, many Grandchildren, and two great Grandchildren. Brother in-law to Bert, Sharon, Neil and Chris.  Messages of  condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

A life well lived.

A man well loved and affectionately known as the “Gaffer” to all of those who knew him.

Forever in our hearts,

his Family.

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McBRINE, Richard George

Posted by on January 16, 2018

McBRINE, Richard George

On the 31st of December in 2017, Richard joined his beloved and cherished wife of 57 years, Marion Louise Spring.  He passed away peacefully at home surround by family at the age of 88.  He was a loving and devoted father to Deborah (Michael), Richard (Laurie), Wayne (Rose) and Robert (Joanne); and known as “Grampa” to Michael, Justin, Maggie, Kent and Devon.  We will be greatly missed by his caring and loving companion Mary and her kind and compassionate family.  Richard was born in Woodstock, New Brunswick on March 17th, 1929 to his parents, George and Florence.  Predeceased by his 2nd mother Ruth, his brother John and survived by his devoted brother Kenneth (Beth); all from Nova Scotia.  He will be remembered fondly by his sister and brother-in-law’s Eileen, Merle, Maurice and Harvey (Edna); and by his many nieces and nephews who referred to him as “Uncle Duck”.  Richard was a pillar in his community with strong ties to the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Order of the Eastern Star and St. Paul’s Anglican Church.  Thank you to all of the health care providers involved with Richard’s end of life care.  Special thanks for the decades of exemplary service and support from Dr. Hankey’s office and the staff at the Stroud Medical Pharmacy.  Cremation has taken place and a private family burial will occur in the spring at the 6th Line Cemetery.  To celebrate his life, a memorial service will be held at 12 p.m.  on Saturday, January 27th at the BARRIE MASONIC TEMPLE, 99 Morrow Road, Barrie; with a reception to follow.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation or any charity of choice.  Online condolences can be submitted to www.peacefultransition.ca

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MARTINSEN, Paul Douglas

Posted by on January 9, 2018

MARTINSEN, Paul Douglas

August 12, 1942 ~ December 22, 2017

After a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s, Paul passed away peacefully at age 75.  He leaves behind his loving wife Barbara Martinsen, his 3 children; Christine (Cash), Stephen (Laurie) and Margaret as well as 2 step-children, Cary and April.  He will be dearly missed by his 5 grandchildren and 3 step-grandchildren and his great-grandson.  His sisters Gail (Al), June and Brothers Mark and Wayne also mourn his passing. Paul served with the Metropolitan Police Department for 25 years.  Special thanks to the staff of Oak Terrace for all their care.  Cremation has taken place.  Condolences may be forward to the family through Peaceful Transition at www.peacefultransition.ca

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MCDIVITT, Keith Arthur

Posted by on January 7, 2018

Keith Arthur McDivitt (72), passed away peacefully with his family by his side on January 2, 2018 at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge.

Keith enjoyed a remarkable life and filled the lives of his family with love and laughter.  He will be deeply missed by his wife of 50 years, Lori, his son Paul (Mary Jane), daughter Janine (Stephen), his four grandchildren Draeden, Parker, Evie and Leo, who were his pride and joy.  As well as his mother Barbara, sister Jane (John), brother Gary (Mary), sister-in-laws Brenda (Don) and Susan, brother-in-laws Alex and Norman, many nieces, nephews and friends.  He was predeceased by his father Arthur and brother Jim.

“It is hard to forget, someone who gave us so much to remember.”

A private family memorial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to South Muskoka Memorial Hospital, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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DIPINTO, Joanne L. (nee Dumais)

Posted by on January 6, 2018

DIPINTO, Joanne L. (nee Dumais)

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Joanne Dipinto on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Matthew’s House Hospice, Alliston at the age of 43.  Joanne leaves her beloved husband, David, son Jessie (April) and grandchildren, Adrielle and Emit to mourn her passing.  Cherished daughter of Gerald and Patricia Dumais of Orillia.  Dear sister of Robert (Annette), Michelle (John) and James (Jessie).  Joanne will be dearly missed and remembered by her best friend Jennifer and her husband Sean Kirby.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 6, 2017 at the Gibson Centre,63 Tupper Street West, Alliston at 2 p.m. to celebrate Joanne’s life.  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to Matthew’s House Hospice or Sick Kids Foundation.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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DREWETT, Doreen Gwendolen (nee Cutter)

Posted by on January 6, 2018

DREWETT, Doreen Gwendolen (nee Cutter)

Passed away peacefully on December 30, 2017 at Simcoe Manor in Beeton at the age of 87.  Beloved wife of the late Trevor Drewett.  Loving mother of Julia (Ken) Meyer and Anthony (Diane) Drewett.  Cherished grandmother of Jeff (Carrie) Meyer, Brandon and Emmaline Drewett.  Great-grandmother of Katie, Isabella and Trevor Meyer.

In keeping with Doreen’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  Interment will take place in the Spring.  Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, Lewy Body Dementia.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

“Safe Journey Mom – We will miss you”

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COLE, Merle Clarice (nee Menzies)

Posted by on January 6, 2018

Cole, Merle Clarice (nee Menzies) passed away December 26, 2017 at Woods Park Care Centre Barrie, Ontario at the age of 97 after a 25 year battle with dementia. Clarice was born and spent most of her adult life in Sarnia, Ontario.

Predeceased by her beloved husband William Bruce (Bill) 2004.  Clarice is survived by three children: Bill and his wife Diane of Oakville, Charlie and wife Jocelyn of Sarnia and Cynthia of Innisfil. Grandmother of Heather, Jennifer, Mathew, Dana, Brian, Justin and Aaron.  Great Grandmother of Cole, Ella, Alex, Ty, Bryn, Cora and Wesley.

Clarice worked for Bell Canada in her early years.   She loved her home overlooking Sarnia’s Lake Chipican and spent countless hours walking in Canatara Park.  Summers were spent on the beach with her children and friends.  She and her husband Bill, enjoyed many trips travelling cross country in their motor home.

Cremation has taken place in Barrie.  A private family gathering will take place.   As an expression of sympathy a donation may be made to a charity of your choice. Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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ADAIR-FORBES, Lynda Maureen

Posted by on January 6, 2018

ADAIR-FORBES, Lynda Maureen

Lynda Adair-Forbes has left the party.  She passed away at 12:15pm, Monday, 1st January, 2018, in her 70th year, with dignity and grace, and with her family by her side.  Lynda is survived by her husband, Bob Forbes, her two sons, Jason and Justin, her dear mother, Kay Adair, her sister, Dianne Jones, her brothers, Tom and Arlin Adair, her grandchildren, Luke Amon-Forbes, Michaela Amon-Forbes and her “adopted granddaughter, Sarah Amon.

As anyone who knew her, will recall, Lynda enjoyed life to the fullest, whether she was working at TD bank, running the family business, working for Dr. Strangway, or being the best full-time mom she could possibly be.  She had a wonderful sense of humour and was always ready  with a snappy comeback.  Lynda enjoyed a good party and livened things up with her wit and charm; – she was never shy about boogying to the music of Abba or Neil Diamond!  Lynda will be dearly missed by all her family and friends  Heaven will now be a much liverlier place!  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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SKELTON, Catherine Frances (nee Laycock)

Posted by on January 4, 2018

SKELTON, Cathy (Cookie) It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Cathy, 74, at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, on January 2nd, 2018. Loving mother of Lisa Gallant & Chad (Ashley). Proud Nana to Haley, Brooke, Cameron, Lily and Maddie. Sister to Dorothy Henning, Harold Laycock and Lorna McCracken. Pre-deceased by parents Russ and Pearl Laycock, sister Betty Hayward and brothers Max, Martin, Bill and Ted. 

Employed 38 years at GE/Black & Decker and 11 years at Johnson Controls. Recent employee of Casino Rama and devoted volunteer for Canadian Cancer Society and  Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions.

She enjoyed playing cards, dancing, cooking and travelling near and far with family and closest girlfriends. Cathy also took great joy in participating in the lives of her grandchildren, whether it was trips to the zoo, taking them to lessons or work, she loved spending every minute she could with them.  Cathy’s overwhelming, generous and devoted support to her family & friends will be greatly missed. 

Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, January 7th from 1pm to 4pm at the Ivy Orange Hall, 5099 20th Sideroad of Essa Township. A private family interment will be held in the spring. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through peacefultransition.ca In lieu of flowers donations to the RVH and Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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CARTER, Victor Murray

Posted by on January 3, 2018

CARTER, Victor Murray

Passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer’s at Southlake Hospital in Newmarket on December 28, 2017.   Husband of Sarah.  Father of Ernie (deceased) and Bernie.  He will be laid to rest at Highland Memorial Gardens in North York.

The family would like to thank the staff at 3E at Southlake Village.  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, www.alzheimer.ca  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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CARLETTI, Ann Patricia (nee Bowie)

Posted by on January 2, 2018

CARLETTI, Ann Patricia (nee Bowie)

Passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 28th, 2017 at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie at the age of 60.  Beloved wife of Sil Carletti of Barrie.  Loving mother of Celia Carletti and Paul (Shannon) Carletti.  Cherished grandmother of Ellie, Nicholas and Emma Carletti.  Dear sister of Colleen, Guy (Tracey), Martin (Anna) and Tim (Karen).  Ann will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews and extended family.

In keeping with Ann’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place at a later date.  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Sick Kids Foundation.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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FORDHAM, Gary Richard

Posted by on December 22, 2017

FORDHAM, Gary Richard

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at his residence in Barrie at the age of 76.  Beloved husband of Diane Fordham.  Loving father of Dean Fordham.  Cherished grandfather of Victoria.

In keeping with Gary’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 Shriners Hospital for Children, www.shrinershospitalforchildren.org  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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TAYLOR, Gail Louise (nee Cox)

Posted by on December 8, 2017

TAYLOR, Gail Louise (nee Cox)

Passed away peacefully on December 5, 2017 at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie at the age of 55.  Beloved wife of Karl.  Loving mother of Jeffery and Nathan.  Beloved daughter of Peggy and her late husband Lionel.  Cherished grandmother of Jackson and Olivia.  Dear sister of Kathy (Steve), Stephen (Bev) and Cheryl (Doug).  Sister in law of Sue (Fred).  Gail will be deeply missed by her cousin Darlene Briscoe, dear friend Maureena Fusco, many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

In keeping with Gail’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 Hospice Simcoe, Barrie.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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