DUGGAN, Patrick Charles

Posted by on January 19, 2017

 

Our beloved, Patrick Charles Duggan, took his final breath on January 15th and transitioned sweetly from this world to the next. Serenely, in the arms of his cherished wife and brother, he died as he had lived – with courage, grace, positivism and an unending concern for others.

Devoted husband to Kelly, father to Carter, son to Angus and Donna (d), brother to Jayson, uncle to Noah, Ethan, Adam, Max and Benjamin, and godfather to Gabriel, he touched the lives of many as a dear friend, nephew, brother/son-in-law, cousin and colleague.

With his brilliant flame extinguished far too soon, after a brief and valiant battle with cancer, it is now up to us to spread his love. We know your hearts are breaking just as much as ours, so we invite you to please channel your grief by committing a random act of kindness in Patrick’s name.

Let’s be grateful for each day, be kind to one another, honour nature, be strong advocates for healthcare, education and citizenship. And, let’s always remember to “Chase the Sunshine” in his name. He would have loved that.

We are forever grateful for your love and support throughout our journey…

Kelly, Carter, Angus, Jayson, Jessica and Benjamin

DUGGAN

 

 

Patrick Charles Duggan

03/11/1965-01/15/2017

 

CELEBRATION OF LIFE

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Tiffin Centre for Conservation

John L. Jose Building

8195 8th Line, Utopia (Barrie), ON

(See attached map)

 

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Open House

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Dedications

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Open House

We invite family, friends and colleagues to share in a healing celebration to honour Patrick’s life and loves.

  • Dress is casual and proper footwear is recommended for optional nature walks.
  • Children are warmly welcome to attend. Youth programming will be offered by conservation area staff throughout the afternoon.
  • There will be opportunities for you to share your favourite memories of Patrick, should you choose to do so.
  • Accessible drop off area can be located on the attached map. Complimentary parking is available for guests of the celebration.

In lieu of flowers, we ask you to consider supporting one of the following charities in Patrick’s memory.

Patrick believed in the power of quality education and Kempenfelt Bay School (KBS) holds a special place for the Duggan Family. Your gift will help the school continue to develop future generations of changemakers and global citizens https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/kempenfelt-bay-school/ .

Patrick’s lifelong love of nature led him to spend many of his best hours in Algonquin Park – paddling, portaging, camping and hiking. Your gift to Friends of Algonquin Park will support education and conservation efforts to ensure this natural jewel is stewarded for years to come http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca/foap/donate/in-memorial.php

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LAMBERT, Henry

Posted by on January 15, 2017

LAMBERT, Henry

Passed away suddenly in Barrie on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the age of 78.  Henry leaves behind his loving children: Anna (Cesar) DaCosta, Bonnie (Christopher Porter) Lambert, Frank (Suzanne) Lambert and Joanne (Wendy) Lambert.  Cherished grandfather of Melanie (Steve), Elizabeth (Weston), Norm, Alyssa, Devin and Hailey.   Dear twin brother to his sister Carol (Henry) and Bob (Coleen).  Brother in law to Helen.  Henry will be fondly remembered by his former spouse, Maria.  Pre-deceased by his brother George.

Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will take place at the Army Navy And Air Force Club, 52 Morrow Road, Barrie, Ontario (formerly Violet’s Venue) on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 2-5 p.m.  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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FOWLER, Hyancinth LaForte (nee Wiltshire)

Posted by on January 15, 2017

Hyacinth LaForte Wiltshire Fowler, 82 years old, passed away Thursday January 5, 2017 at the Hospice Simcoe after a valiant battle with cancer.  Her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of family, friends, and her many supporters carried her through this battle.  Yet even throughout her own battle, her focus was continually on the well-being of her three sons, six grandchildren, grand-dog Fibi and the medical staff who were committed to help her.  This embodies the selfless, giving and caring nature with which she lived her life and raised her sons Phil, Shawn and Patrick.

Hyacinth was born April 6, 1934 in Ballieston, Jamaica WI to Oswald and Rachel Wiltshire.  The eldest of nine children, Hyacinth left Jamaica as a young, strong woman determined to realize a better life for her brothers, sisters, late parents and herself.  She secured that for them all.  Today, descendants of the Wiltshire family have found great success in Canada, the United States and Jamaica through higher education and business opportunities that was made possible only by her initial determination.  We all express the utmost in gratitude to her for these opportunities.

Hyacinth was the matriarch to a wonderful, close knit family and truly lived a life that mattered and affected many people in immeasurable ways.  She raised her three sons by herself as a single mother.  She instilled in them sound principles that elevated them to new heights, some of which are; commitment to the Christian faith, family first, respect toward others, and always meet life’s challenges with strength and confidence.  It follows that Hyacinth was a mother figure to many others outside her family.  Her place on earth was motherly.

In addition to her motherhood, she was known for her sisterhood, loyalty in friendship and altruism.  As one of her dear sisters said “She helped all of us.  And, when she was finished with us, she got her family.  And then her help went there. She was always helping”.

Hyacinth was a resident of Barrie, Ontario since 1970 when the population was just 18,000.  She made Barrie her permanent home.  This was a city she took great pride in and watched grow.  She loved it.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Hyacinth Wiltshire Fowler’s memory to the following foundations at your discretion.

Our family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers and support in many heart-felt forms from too many people to name individually.  This includes the Hospice Simcoe, the wonderful medical staff at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Sanofi-Genzyme, Honda of Canada and the many great friends we are so fortunate and honoured to have by our side.

Mom is now our Angel – we will always love and miss you.

Phil, Shawn and Patrick

 

The following information may be useful for the purposes of completing the online donation forms.

Patrick_j_fowler@hotmail.com

23 Bay State Road, Unit 7

Boston MA 02215

USA

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COON, Wilfred Stanley

Posted by on January 13, 2017

COON, Wilfred Stanley

Passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Grove Park Home in Barrie at the age of 94.  Beloved husband of the late Ruth Coon (nee Starkey) who pre-deceased Wilfred in 2004.  Cherished father of Barbara Coon of Angus.   Loving uncle of Kelly Henwood, Lori Tansey and Andy Blenharn.  Pre-deceased by his twin brother Wilbur Coon and his sisters Ina Trick and Merle Holt.

Retired from the Royal Canadian Air Force as an Air Traffic Controller, Wilfred’s military career spanned from 1942-1945 and again from 1948- 1970.   After his career with the RCAF, Wilfred continued on as an Air Traffic Controller with the Ministry of Transportation in Mount Hope as a civilian.

In keeping with Wilfred’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  Memorial Donations can be made to Wounded Warriors, www.woundedwarriors.ca  in Wilfred’s memory.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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ASHTON, Robert David

Posted by on January 12, 2017

ASHTON, Robert David

On January 8th, 2017, the world lost one of the greatest men it has ever known. As the sun rose, Robert David Ashton passed away, at the age of 63, after a harrowing battle with pancreatic cancer. As per his request, he passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family.

As an avid fisherman, Disney fan and lover of casino date nights, Robert was known by many different titles. While many knew him as Mr. Ashton, Robert, Rob, Bob or even Bobby Bob Bob, his favourite things to be called were husband and dad.

He is lovingly missed by his beloved wife, Debbie, daughters – “his girls “ –  Amber, Alison, and Kimberly, and his mother, Joyce (predeceased by his father Stanley). Also mourning his loss are his brothers and sisters, Chris (Brian), Patti (Steve), Kellie-Ann(Mike), Kevin(Zoe), and the late Catherine and Scott. Heavy hearts also belong to his cherished in-laws, Gail (Cec), Des (Jayne), Darrell (late Sharon), Andre (Teresa), as well as all those who called him uncle, cousin or “ride buddy”.  Much loved son-in-law of the late Dez and Kay Hines

Missing his daily smiles and warm hellos are the staff and students at Saint John Paul 2  the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board where he served as  friend and Chief Custodian.  As well as Griff the cat A.K.A his Cheeto Buddy.

The family extends many thanks to Kelly, Dr. Ng,  and the entire team at the RVH Regional Cancer Centre, who were so wonderful during his treatment. Additional thank yous are  extended to all those at Bayshore, St. Elizabeth’s, CCAC and the entire team from the office of Dr.Lindsay who provided him and his family with much appreciated comfort and support, during his final days.

In keeping with his wishes, Robert has been cremated. A celebration of life will be held at St. John Paul II Catholic School (211 Ashford Drive) on Friday January 27th, from 3:45 -7 pm. Please feel free to visit, and share your favourite memory of Rob . In lieu of flowers and cards, donations may be made to the Bob Ashton Memorial Award fund, care of the school.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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CALLAGHAN, Barbara Ann (nee Ingram)

Posted by on January 11, 2017

CALLAGHAN, Barbara (nee Ingram)

Peacefully at Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at the age of 78.  Loving husband of James for 60 years.  Cherished mother of Michael (the late Barbie) and Jodylynn Harmon (Richard).  Survived by her brother Thomas and predeceased by brother Robert, and sisters Shirley and Joan.  Will be sadly missed by many life-long friends and four-legged grandchildren.  An informal celebration of Barb’s life will take place at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home reception centre, 201 Minet’s Point Rd., Barrie, on Sunday January 15, 2017, from 1pm – 3pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or any ‘no kill’ animal shelter would be greatly appreciated by the family.   Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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TUCK, Sheila I.B. (nee Kirby)

Posted by on January 10, 2017

TUCK, Sheila I. B.  (nee Kirby)  March 15th, 1939 – January 3rd, 2017

Daughter of the late Leonard Stephen Kirby and Edith Pearl Latchford

Sheila Tuck passed away peacefully with family by her side on January 3rd, 2017. Sheila was originally from the Belleville area but she resided in Barrie for almost five decades.   She had the ability to make friends easily and was always eager to make you feel welcomed. Sheila excelled scholastically and was a quick learner.  She was the woman behind the man and spent much of her time working alongside her children’s father, the late Robert Charles Tuck.  She was instrumental in building the family business.  Apart from launching and managing new businesses, she was very passionate about cooking and baking and took extreme pleasure in hosting many dinner parties in the family home.  We all enjoyed her famous cherry cheesecake.  Sheila also had a green thumb and enjoyed the serenity of working in her garden.

After moving several times, as the wife of a builder, she resided on Murray Street for an extended period to provide structure and stability for the family. Financial success came early for Sheila but she never forgot her humble beginnings and gave back to the community by volunteering with the local May Court chapter in their many endeavours.  Meals on Wheels was also a passion for her and sometimes done with her children in tow.  Sheila was fortunate to have traveled extensively early in life.

Loving mother of Alan (Leanne) Tuck, Julie (Dan) Page, Karen (Ben) Rattelade and the late Katharine.  Grandmother to Ryan (Ryan’s mother Lynn), Sarah, Samantha, Krystal, Andrew, Melissa and Piers. Great-Grandmother to Ethan and Payton.   She is survived by her sister Carolyn Fox-Begley (Foxboro), brothers Wayne Kirby (Prince George, BC), Merritt (Jane) Kirby (Camden East), Royden Kirby (Prince George, BC), John (Toni) Kirby (Wooler), Keith (Allie) Kirby (Stockdale), Sister-in-Law Caroline Kirby, and the late Bryan Kirby.  Chosen and cherished parents – Morris Ellis & Marian Rutter, and Siblings – Wanda (John) Yank, Dwayne Ellis, Barbara (Steven) French.

We would like to thank Donna and her staff, along with the Golden Girls, at Serenity Assisted Living for all their care and support. The family appreciates the care given to their mother through the CCAC staff, Catherine and staff of Saint Elizabeth. Also, Cheryl of Peaceful Transition for helping with arrangements.  She will be missed by family, many friends and acquaintances.

As cremation has taken place,  a celebration of her life will be held this spring.  Date and location to be announced.   In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to a charity of your choice.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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BARKER, Kenneth Stanley “Ken”

Posted by on January 10, 2017

BARKER, Kenneth Stanley

Passed away peacefully on Friday, January 6, 2017 at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie at the age of 82.  Beloved husband of Carol.  Pre-deceased by his former wife Margaret.  Survived and will be dearly missed by his dear cousin Diana and her daughter Jacquee and Carol’s children; Bryony and Jeffrey.

In keeping with Kenneth’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Simcoe would be greatly appreciated by the family.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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FULTON, Arthur Gilbert “Art”

Posted by on January 6, 2017

FULTON, Arthur Gilbert

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge at the age of 77.  Beloved husband of Gloria Fulton (nee Bruce).  Loving father of Cindy Fulton-MacDonald, Geoffrey (Tara) Fulton and Craig (Angela) Fulton.  Cherished grandfather of Tyler, Ryan and Darby MacDonald and Seth and Emma Fulton.  Dear brother of Stephen, Craig and Michael Fulton.

In keeping with Art’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of his life will take place at Hahne Hall Pineridge Community Centre, 16 Hedgewood Lane, Gravenhurst on January 22, 2017 at 1 p.m.  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to Sickkids Foundation or Heart Stroke Foundation.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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SMITH, Charles Aloysius

Posted by on January 5, 2017

 

SMITH, Charles Aloysius

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie at the age of 77.  Beloved husband of Helen Smith (nee Bateman).  Loving father of Angela McKeown (Dwayne Sypulski), Rosemary Phillips (Kevin) and the late Raymond Smith.  Survived by his daughter in law Roxanne Smith.  Cherished grandfather of Charidy, Trista, Connor and Amber.  Great grandfather of Natasha, Elizabeth and Ryker.  Dear brother of Ambrose, Pat and the late Henry, Rosemary, Jim and Ester.

In keeping with Charles’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will take place at a later date in both Ontario and Newfoundland.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Salvation Army, an organization that meant a great deal to Charles. Messages of condolences can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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HENDRICKS, Lucilda “Lucille”

Posted by on January 4, 2017
Lucilda Hendricks (née Fairweather) was born on January 3rd, 1935 in Rosehill, St. Mary’s Parish, Jamaica. She passed away peacefully on December 25th, 2016 at home in Barrie, Ontario surrounded by her children and precious grandchildren.
Lucilda is survived by her seven children, Lowell Hendricks (Carolyn), Judy Botterill (Chris), Veta Demetriou (Demetri), Crystal Merriott (Veron), Alexander Hendricks (Nicole), David Hendricks (Claudia), Drayson Hendricks (Rochelle), her 19 grandchildren, and her sister Loida. She is pre-deceased by four of her siblings.
Lucilda lived her life passionately and with purpose. We are blessed to have had her in our lives. She will be dearly missed by us all. Lucilda was interred at St. John’s Cemetery in Mississauga on Friday, December 30th. A memorial service will be held in her honour on Saturday, January 7th at 2:00 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses located at 4351 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario.

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GILES, Frederick Albert “Al”

Posted by on January 3, 2017

GILES, Frederick Albert “Al”

Past President of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 147, member of Masonic Lodge and Sheba Shrine Club.

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie at the age of 95.  Beloved husband of Erika Giles (nee Weber).  Loving father of Linda (Ron) Lee, Peggy (Gord) Giles and Debbie (Peter) Rayner.  Grandfather to Cathy, Sara, Boby and Michelle Lee, Katie and Kristy Giles and cherished Papa to Matthew and Christopher “Buster” Rayner.  Great grandfather to Justine Lee.  Dear brother to Doug, Eileen McGarvey, Don and Bill (Helen) Giles.  Pre-deceased by his brother Benjamin Giles.  Al will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews and extended family.

In keeping with Al’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  The celebration of life will take place on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Collier Street United Church, 112 Collier Street, Barrie at 3 p.m.  Reception to follow.  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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HICKEY, Rhea Doris

Posted by on January 3, 2017

HICKEY, Rhea Doris “Cracker”

Passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Friday, December 30, 2016 at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre at the age of 59.  Beloved mother of Krista (Wayne) Halbert, Angela MacRae and Terah (Darcy) Rayner.  Grandmother of Jake, Ian, Delissa, Nathan, Schylar, Alecia, Nevaeh, Victoria and Alexis. Loving sister of Barbara (Delmar), Edith (Sonny), Darlene and her late husband Donnie, Norma (Bud), Phyllis (Doug), Kendall, Rodney (Cathy), Paula (Keith) and Scott (Allison).  Rhea will be dearly missed by her aunt Doris Clifford, nieces, nephews and extended family.  Pre-deceased by her parents Charles and Marion Hickey.

In keeping with Rhea’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will take place at Ferris Lane Community Church, 49 Ferris Lane, Barrie, Ontario on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 6 p.m.  Reception to follow.  Special thanks to the staff in the respiratory unit at Royal Victoria Hospital.  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to RVH Foundation – Respiratory Unit or to the Lung Association.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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Thoms, Richard “Ricky” William

Posted by on January 2, 2017

Thoms, Richard “Ricky” William

Passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at the age of 64.  Beloved husband of Alison Thoms (deceased). Dear father of Leslie-Anne (Nicholas), and Jennifer (Matthew). Loving papa of Cyrus, Sawyer and Kalvin. Brother of the late Michael Thoms (survived by Karen), the late Cyndi Bressette (survived by Bob), Jim Thoms (Leanne), Joanne Thoms (Jack), Rose Marie Hook (Gerard), Terry Thoms (Irene) and Cathy Lesperance (Andrew).  He will be sadly missed by his many Nieces, Nephews and extended family.

A celebration of Richard’s life will be held at the Waubaushene Legion, 36 Willow Street on Saturday January 7th from 2-4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation www.heartandstroke.ca  would be appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to Peaceful Transition www.peacefultransition.ca

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French, Gail Linda

Posted by on January 1, 2017

FRENCH, GAIL – It is with profound sadness that we announce the  passing of Gail French on Thursday, December 29th, 2016 at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie. Gail is survived by her loving husband, Bill French and her brother Louie Button. She will be sadly missed by her children Michael (Kerri), Faith (late James Hook), Jennifer (Raymond).  As well as her grandchildren, Christopher, Codi, Samantha, Kira, Makenna and Kaeden. She will be fondly remembered by her extended family as well as many friends.  Gail was always a champion for the less fortunate and always ready with a welcoming hug and a listening ear for her family, friends and the community at large.  Service will take place on Thursday January 5th, at 11:00 am at St. John Vianney Church, 13 Baldwin Lane Barrie. Luncheon to immediately follow. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice Simcoe. Online condolences and memories may be forwarded through Peaceful Transitions.

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FALLOWS, Walter Winston “Wally”

Posted by on December 22, 2016

FALLOWS, Walter Winston (Wally) passed away in his 76th year on December 16, 2016 at the Simcoe Hospice Centre in Barrie, Ontario.  Wally passed after a courageous battle with cancer with his loving life partner Bonnie and eldest son John at this side.

Survived by Bonnie’s children; Bill Simard (Krista) and Nicole (Tony da Silva) and his grandchildren Lucas and Zachary Simard who will miss him terribly.  Also survived by his children John (Linda), Carolyn (Rod), Daniel (the late Shelly), Tim (Michelle) and the late Robert “Bob”.  Granchildren; Johnathon (Jenna), Richard (Kieya), Victoria (Mike), A.J., Kyle, Chris (Ashley), Bridget, Matthew, Derek, Chantel, Jack, Lucas and Nate.  Great grandchildren; Hope, Gabriel, Emma, Aubrey, Logan, Ariella and Melanie.

Wally was the owner/operator of Newmarket Cleaners in the 1990’s.  He moved to Barrie and became the Warehouse Manager of Cherry Hill Photo for 9 years.

As per Wally’s request cremation has taken place and no service will be held.  Donations, if you wish, can be made to Simcoe Hospice Barrie, Ontario.  Messages of condolence can be left at www. Peacefultransition.ca

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COWAN, Claude Nelson

Posted by on December 21, 2016

COWAN, Claude Nelson

A proud WWII Veteran,  Claude passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Georgian Village Terraces at the age of 93.  Former husband of Delys Cowan (nee Dunham).  Loving father of Brian (Jane) Cowan, Dianne Fallico and Judy Quick.  Cherished grandfather of Lisa, Julie (Marlon), Brandon, Shauna, Leah (Brian), Patrick and Connor.  Great grandfather of Cole, Mya and Sophia.  Pre-deceased by his parents Everett and Beatrice Cowan and siblings Hazel, Gerry, Ralph, Betty and on December 16, 2016 and his brother, Everett.  Claude will be deeply missed by his nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

In keeping with Claude’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 Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund or Trinity Anglican Church in Cottam, Ontario.   Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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PARISH, Preston Eli

Posted by on December 20, 2016

PARISH, Preston Eli

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart we announce the peaceful passing of Preston at Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Orillia on Saturday, December 17, 2016 with family around him.  Preston will be dearly missed by loving sons Tristan and Jackson.  He will never be forgotten by his brother Tim, step-sisters Erin and Lori-Anne and step-brother Kurt.  He leaves behind his mother Karen Greenhalgh and step dad Stuart Karuzawitz, his father Tim Parish, grandparents Bob and Vera Greenhalgh.  Pre-deceased by Tom Parish.  Also missed by god mother Rhonda (Bill Sheppard), uncles; Randy, Brian, Blair, Blake and Trevor Greenhalgh and their spouses and his aunt Diane.  Preston will be missed by his many cousins and his very close and special frinds – to many to mention but you know who you are.

Preston loved the outdoors, fishing, hiking and cycling.  He was an amazing artist and had the capacity to love everyone.  He will be greatly missed but we know he is at peace and in a place where he can be whole again – without pain.  He can hang out with family and friends who have gone before him.  This isn’t the end of his journey but the beginning.  Cremation has taken place.  There will be no service at Preston’s request. Donations can be made to the Diabetes Foundation or Mental Health OSMH.  Messages of condolences can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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COOK, James Phillip “Bud”

Posted by on December 20, 2016

COOK, James Phillip “Bud”

Passed away peacefully with family at his side on Friday, December 16, 2016 at Southlake Regional Health Centre at the age of 76.  Beloved husband of Ruth Cook (nee Arnold).  Loving father of Donna (Tony) Mete, Ruth Ann (Jim) Mete, Junior (Crystal) Cook and Lisa (Rick) Hickman.  Cherished grandfather of Rosemary (Gordie), Buddy (Amanda), Joshua, J.J., Jesse (Stephanie), Stephanie, Aaron, Nicole, Emma and Jacob.  Great grandfather of Anthony, Ethan, Brayden, Benjamin, Aubrey, and a dear baby girl on the way.  Dear brother of Patricia and her late husband Malcom Haggerty, Beatrice Wright (late Douglas Rodgerson), Gertie (Hank) Ouwendyk, the late Henry Cook, Paul (Ann/late Gail) Cook, Joyce Strong and Lawrence (Robbin) Strong.  Bud will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews and extended family.  Pre-deceased by his parents James and Phyllis Cook.

In keeping with Bud’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will take place on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 426,  707 Srigley Street, Newmarket from 2-5 p.m.  A special thank you to Dr. Srour, Kevin and all the wonderful RNU nurses at Southlake Regional Health Centre.  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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COWAN, Everett Rexford Johnson

Posted by on December 19, 2016

COWAN, Everett Rexford Johnson

It is with great sadness that we, The Cowan Family, share the loss of a wonderful man.  Everett Rexford Johnson Cowan passed away in peace, on Friday December 16, 2016 at The Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre with his loving family by his side.  Everett was in his 84th year, Retired RCAF.

He leaves behind his devoted wife of 59 years, Marion Aneta Cowan (Mino).  Proud father of Peter Douglas Cowan (Daniele), Valerie Gail Hastie (David), Lynda Louise Cowan-Tollefson (Robert).  Beloved Grandfather to Matthew Jarred Hastie (Kayla), David Michael Hastie, James Everett Tollefson (Tara) & Jacob Evan Tollefson.  Adoring Great Grandfather to Camden Jarred Hastie.

Everett loved & valued people. He will be dearly missed by his nieces & nephews, many friends & members of the community.  We are blessed to have had Everett in our lives.

A service to celebrate Everett’s life will be held at St John’s Anglican Church, Craighurst, Wednesday December 21st at 3 pm.  Donations to St Johns Anglican Church Craighurst, Salvation Army, or your charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Messages of condolence can be left a www.peacefultransition.ca

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NUNN, Jack Edward Henry

Posted by on December 12, 2016

NUNN, Jack Edward Henry

Passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, December 9th, 2016 at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie at the age of 85.  Beloved husband of Rhoda Nunn (nee Cox).  Loving father of Gail (Mark) Laskoski, Keith (Natalie) Nunn and Carol (Mark) Laverdiere.  Cherished grandfather of Cassandra, Mark, Kaden, Quinlan and Gabby.  Great grandfather of Callie.  Forever missed by his furry friend Lucy.

In keeping with Jack’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to OSPCA Barrie Branch, barrie.ontariospca.ca.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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FERRIS, Mary Patricia “Pat” (nee Sinclair)

Posted by on December 9, 2016

FERRIS, Mary Patricia (Sinclair) December 30, 1937 – December 2, 2016

Mary Patricia (Sinclair) Ferris, “Pat Ferris,” of Oro Station, formerly of Barrie and Toronto, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 in her 79th year from complications due to Alzheimer’s Disease.

Pat Ferris is lovingly remembered by her husband of 55 years, John Ferris of Barrie, their children Kathleen Knapp of Oro, Douglas Ferris of Port Perry, Steven Ferris of Moose Jaw, and their spouses, as well as by her grandchildren Bethany Knapp, Connor Knapp, Benjamin Knapp, Elise Ferris, Grace Ferris, Joanna Ferris, Michaela Ferris and Johnathan Ferris.  Pat is also survived by her brother William Sinclair of Oakville and sister, Beverley Sinclair of Invermere.

Celebration of Life ceremony to be held on Pat Ferris’ 79th birthday, December 30th, 2016, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Calvary Barrie Community Pentecostal Church, 2418 Sideroad 5 and 6, Shanty Bay, ON L0L 2L0.  Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Compassion Canada compassion.ca or The Hospital for Sick Children, sickkids.ca  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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HARRISON, Kate Edith (nee Jenner)

Posted by on December 9, 2016

HARRISON, Kate Edith (nee Jenner)

Passed away peacefully suddenly on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie at the age of 92.  Beloved wife of the late Roy Harrison who predeceased Kate in 2001.  Loving mother of Mary and her late husband Phil Williams, Robert (France) Harrison, Donald Harrison and Patricia DeCiccio.  Cherished grandmother of Kathleen Broughton, Shawn Scott, Yvette and Philip Harrison, Katrina Harrison and Ashley and Jennifer DeCiccio.  Great grandmother of 11 and great-great grandmother of 2.  Kate will be dearly missed by her sister Doreen Leonard.

In keeping with Kate’s wishes, cremation has taken place.   A private family interment will take place at a later date.  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Society of Simcoe County.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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BUNN, Leonard William “Lyle”

Posted by on November 25, 2016

BUNN, Leonard William “Lyle”

Lyle passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie at the age of 86.  Lyle leaves behind his beloved wife of 35 years, Elsie (nee Galer).  He was a loving father of Debbie (Eddy) DeMarco, Jo-Anne (Bob) Harris, Brenda Bunn, and a loving step-father to Richard Goldrick, Randal Goldrick, and Debby (Larry Luckett) Goldrick.  Cherished grandfather of 5 and great grandfather of 6.  Dear brother to Ivy, Keith “Willy” (Audrey), Claire (Sandy), Marion (Doug) and Marilyn (Norm) and dear brother in law to Joyce Bunn. Pre-deceased by his step-son Terence Goldrick, his two older brothers Herbert and Joe, his sister-in-law Eileen and his brother-in-law Harold Worthing.  Lyle will be dearly missed by many nieces and nephews and their extended families.

For 34 years and 8 months Lyle worked for the Township of North York in the Public Works department.  He retired in 1981 and moved up north to Novar where he spent the next 35 years in very active retirement.  Having met through square dancing, Lyle and Elsie continued to dance through retirement and joined The Huntsville Square Dancing Club and traveled to many locations in northern Ontario to dance.  They also opened and ran a successful Bed and Breakfast and greeted guests from around the world – many of whom still keep in touch.  Their successes continued with a table at the Huntsville Farmers Market where they sold preserves each week and where they became known as the Pickle Man and the Pickle Lady.  Needing a break from the cold, they became snowbirds and spent 13 winters in Yuma, Arizona before deciding to brave the winters in Novar where they kept active by joining and becoming an integral part of the Burks Falls Art Club.  Lyle also spent quite a bit of time writing letters to the Editor of the local newspaper which probably caused the Editor a few ulcers, but which gave Lyle great pleasure.  As cancer survivors themselves, Lyle and Elsie gave back to the community by becoming volunteer drivers for the Cancer Society which had them taking patients needing cancer treatment to cancer centers in Toronto, Sudbury and any point in between.

Lyle was the ultimate story teller and, as a tribute to him, we invite you to share your stories of or about him during a celebration of life which will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 147, Barrie on Monday, November 28, 2016 between 1:00 and 4:00 – come share your memories any time. In keeping with Lyle’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Precious Paws Rescue in Barrie or a charity of your choice.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

LOCKWOOD, Bruce Albert

Posted by on November 24, 2016

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Bruce Albert Lockwood

Born February 7, 1938 in Toronto, Ontario

Bruce passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at the age of 78; surrounded by his beloved family whom had been keeping a vigil by his side at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie.

Bruce, son of the late Stanley and Grace, brother of Todd Cole.  He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lois; children Randy (Toni), Cindy (Rod Weber), Edwin (June), and Paula (Jody Tweedle).  Cherished grandfather of Christopher, Brittany, Micheal, Rachel, Victoria, and great granddaughter Riley.

Bruce lived his life passionately without regrets.  Committed wholeheartedly to his family and friends.  An avid angler and hunter for over 50 years, it is comforting that he spent his last few days doing what he loved in the woods.  He was unique and one of a kind in many ways and will be sadly missed by family and friends.

The family extends their sincere gratitude to the doctors and nurses at the Royal Victoria Hospital for their exemplary care, kindness and compassion.  A memorial has been established in Bruce’s name at the RVH Foundation in support of the ICU.  Donations can be made online at www.foundation.rvh.on.ca or by calling 705-739-5600.

A celebration of life will be held Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion (30 Mary Street, Parry Sound)

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Filed Under: Ontario