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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Filed Under: Ontario

SHEARD, Richard Charles “Ric”

Posted by on December 7, 2017

Richard C. Sheard

July 31, 1953 – December 4, 2017

Richard (Ric) Sheard passed away in the arms of his family in Barrie Ontario on the evening of December 4 2017. He was taken by cancer.  Ric will be greatly missed by his beloved wife of 46 years Judy Sheard, his son Eddie Sheard, his daughter Belinda Bailey and her partner Jim as well as Ric’s grandchildren Dylan, Chrystal, Robert, Jessica, Travis, Jesse and Hailey and his great granddaughter Justice. Ric was the beloved brother to Bob Wiggins and wife Nadia, Susan Sheard, Bobbie Sheard and wife Lauranne, Kathy Cooney and husband Jim and his brother-in-law Ed husband of Ric’s late sister Linda Aukema. Ric will also be missed by all of his nieces and nephews and friends.

Ric’s trucking handle was “The Dirty Dozen”. He drove truck all over North America and through the Rocky Mountains before they were safe to travel and drove the ice roads before they were safe enough to be on television.  He was fearless. He frequently provided aid and  comfort to accident victims and lost friends to mountain driving.  He trained others to drive truck and  helped set guidelines for safer trucking practices. The Dirty Dozen is blazing new trails now.

Ric lived life with joy and passion and accepted all that life brought him, whether good or bad. He loved completely. He travelled, he drove fast and well. He saw beauty in life. He laughed and sang. Ric left a mark on everyone he met. He encouraged everyone to find their strength and live life without regret.  He was larger than life. He was a protector, a teacher and a guide. A Gentle giant has fallen and his footprints can never be filled.

The Memorial will be held this Saturday December 9 at 2:00 pm followed by a luncheon at Orillia Kingdom Hall, 519 Laclie Street, Orillia.  There will also be a celebration of life in January 2018.  Details will be provided once they are confirmed.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice Simcoe at www.hospicesimcoe.ca/donating/ or call 705-722-5995  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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THORNHAM, James David

Posted by on December 6, 2017

THORNHAM, James David

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of James David (Dave) Thornham.  Dave passed away on December 4, 2017 surrounded by family.  Dave leaves Nancy, his wife of 47 years, children Jamie (Sarah) and Suzanne (Sandy), grandchildren Claire, Neve, Abigail, and Jay and siblings Susan (Maureen), John (Joyce), and Pauline (George).

Dave was a kind and generous man who enjoyed road trips with Nancy in his Yukon and spent many happy summers on Sesekinika Lake. In recent years, Dave took much pleasure in volunteering with COPE Service Dogs and “dog-sitting” his newest best friend, Posh, the yellow lab.

Dave had many friends across Canada and the US because of his long and varied career in mining.  Dave will be missed by all the lives he touched.   A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  Donations may be made in his memory to COPE Service Dogs: http://copedogs.org/, 75 Dyment Road, Barrie, Ontario L4N 3H6, (705) 734-COPE (2673).   Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

AUSTIN, Gordon Howard

Posted by on December 5, 2017

AUSTIN, Gordon Howard

Gord went to his final resting place on November 27, 2017 at Mill Creek Care Centre in Barrie.

On his return from serving in Korea with the Canadian Army, he opened his sporting goods store and ran the scuba diving club -Blue Fins.  Gord then moved on to join a mortgage firm and then into real estate until he retired in 1995.  Helen and Gord traveled and had a great time enjoying their condo in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Gord is lovingly remembered by his beloved wife Helen, daughter Kathy, son-in-law Ron and his special granddaughter, Stephanie (Travis).  Gord also leaves his nieces, nephews and their extended family to mourn his loss.

A celebration of life will be held at Sandycove Acres – The Spoke, 15 Main Street, Innisfil, Ontario on Friday, December 8, 2017 from 1-4 p.m.  In lieu of flowers a donation to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

MALANE-ADDISON, Patricia Ellen

Posted by on December 2, 2017

ADDISON, Patricia Ellen

Patricia Ellen Malane Addison passed away on the evening of November 29th at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ontario.

She leaves behind her heartbroken family, including husband Peter Addison, children Andrew and Julia, step-children Rebecca and Tim, and grandchildren Alex, Madeleine, Laura, Zach, Sara and Vincent.

Born on June 17, 1950 to Arthur and Mary Malane (nee Shields), Pat grew up in Oakville where she attended Gordon E. Perdue High School. She studied as an undergraduate at McMaster University, and received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from McGill University.

Throughout her career, Pat was a dedicated force for good. From her early days as Director of Family Therapy at Foothills Hospital in Calgary, through to her retirement as Clinical Director at New Path Child and Family Services in Barrie, Pat was an empathetic practitioner and a leader who worked tirelessly to make the lives of others better.

Pat took a genuine interest in the experiences and opinions of all she met. Friends, relatives, colleagues and even her children’s friends often found themselves engaged in deep conversations with Pat about their lives.

Pat was an avid traveller. Summer vacations included ambitious family camping trips to every province in Canada. And global travel with Peter saw multiple trips to the US as well as countries in Europe, Asia, and to New Zealand.  Pat also enjoyed skiing, biking, book club meetings, yoga, and was a talented gardener.

A celebration of Pat’s life will be held between 11:30am – 2:30pm on December 16th at the Barrie Golf and Country Club. In place of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Barrie Literacy Council where she volunteered, via www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/barrie-literacy-council/.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

MARION, Marisa Martine

Posted by on December 2, 2017

MARION, Marisa Martine

Passed away suddenly at her residence in Barrie on Friday, November 24, 2017 at the age of 28.  Beloved best friend and partner of Kevin Reid.  Cherished daughter of Lisa Ditchburn and James Marion (Lorri McColgan).  Loving mother of Maya and the late Spencer.  Dear sister of Sebastien and Harley.  Marisa will be missed by her grandmother Wanda Dorin, many aunts, uncles and their extended families and her furbabies, Pepper, Munchkin and Boodah.  Pre-deceased by her grandparents Jules Marion, Marilyn Ditchburn and great-grandmother Martha Monet.

The family will receive friends on Monday, December 4, 2017 at Churchill United Church, 6253 Yonge Street, Churchill, Ontario from 1-2 p.m.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. followed by cremation.  Reception to follow in the church hall.  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Simcoe County Mental Health and Addiction Service, 15 Bradford Street, Barrie, Ontario.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

IVANYSHYN, Loretta Loraine (nee Godlewski)

Posted by on November 16, 2017

 

Loretta Loraine Ivanyshyn

Where an expensive painting may sit hovering above an antique table with a vase of freshly picked daisies, our mother will take notice of the beauty of the daisies in the vase. Her ability to tap into the “real” was unprecedented. She always noticed what others might not see. Her heart was the most prominent organ in her body. Always giving her care, her love, her smiles. She had a natural happiness in small things and absolute joy in celebrations and events.  Illuminating with talent and artistic ability, she could craft a fragment of fabric into a creation of colour and art and a stroke of paint or a drawing into a fairy tale of illusion and colour. Her love of music poured through her fingers when she played her violin and was always inspired to sit in front of a piano and play tunes without sheet music. She had a fond love of classical movies and musicals. She loved opera and would shed a tear or two when listening to Luciano Pavarotti or Andrea Bocelli or any music that was filled with beauty and love. She cheerfully baked and cooked, spending hours preparing foods that added delicious memories to our special occasions. She could be found always wearing her signature aprons with markings of flour, butter and spices still etched in the fabric. Her hair always curled and set, there was always a glow on her skin from the warm oven as she stopped to dance a little dance or sing a little song with the radio. We can’t help but remember the incredible joy she found in walking long distances for shopping or on a pathway in a country park. While people sped by in the convenience of their vehicles, she walked, and took the time to stop in at all her favourite little shops along the way to smile and talk with everyone she met. She taught us to open our hearts to the world, to learn and understand other nationalities and cultures. She was our original storyteller and narrator and showed us what imagination was. With pieces of colourful fabric lying across chairs, you could often find her huddled over a sewing machine as she pieced together colourful garments for her family.  Fond memories as we grew up of the many costumes she created for parades and festivals, special occasions and dance costumes with sequins and feathers and many trips to Fabricland and Queen Street in Toronto for costume décor. Mom spent years caring for the elderly as a Nurse’s Aide. She had a special way of speaking to and understanding the needs of those who she cared for. Often times you would find her helping an elderly person with their garden or lending a hand if they needed help with crossing a street.   She enjoyed belonging to a seniors centre in Acton and appeared in the local newspaper on many occasions with many of her friends.   She spent endless hours caring for her mother who spent her final days at her home on Caledonia.  It was this gentle and unselfish strength that gave her such compassion for all living things. She cared deeply for her family and was especially close to those who took the time to sit and talk with her. She may not have had a university degree, but her knowledge in human nature was abundant. Her grandchildren, Robin and Brandon, were her pride and joy and she wanted so much to watch them grow and succeed. She spoke of them often to others with incredible pride and emotion holding them in her memories and continuously rekindling the stories of their childhood years.

She was a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a grandma, an aunt, a cousin, a best friend. And she will be remembered for her loving smile and laugh. We love you mom. You will live in our hearts forever.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

SWEENEY, Norman Richard

Posted by on November 15, 2017

SWEENEY, Norman Richard

It is with heavy hearts we announce Norman’s sudden passing on November 14, 2017 at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie in his 72 year.  Beloved friend and partner of Joyce Robertson of Barrie. Beloved father of Lisa Sweeney of Edmonton, AB, Christie Perrin of Calgary, AB and Tammy Miller of Penticton, B.C.  Cherished grandfather to 7 grandchildren.  Survived by his siblings Ed Sweeney of Brighton, On., Brian Sweeney of Barrie, On., Linda Sallans of Barrie, On., Beverley Murray of Barrie, On., Barry Sweeney of Barrie, On., Norma Jean Swackhammer of Langley, B.C., Jim Sweeney of Ancaster, On., Neil Hodgson of Midland, On., and Dale Sweeney of Angus, On.  Pre-deceased by his parents Irene Sweeney and Norman Sweeney and wife Sharon.

In keeping with Norman’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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BUNN, Elsie (nee Galer)

Posted by on November 15, 2017

BUNN, Elsie (nee Galer) –

Elsie passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Roberta Place Lodge, Barrie ON at the age of 83.  She was pre-deceased by her loving husband of 35 years Lyle Bunn, her son Terence Goldrick, as well as her siblings Jean Piragoff (Fred), Frank Galer (Olga), Karen Savulak (Bill), Nick Galer (June), Victor Galer (Nellie), and Allan Galer. Elsie leaves behind her sons Richard Goldrick, and Randal Goldrick and her daughter Debby (Larry Luckett) Goldrick as well as her step-daughters Debbie (Eddy) DeMarco, Jo-Anne (Bob) Harris and Brenda Bunn.  Cherished grandmother of 8 and great grandmother of 13. Dear sister to Mary Geller. Elsie will be dearly missed by many nieces and nephews as well as her extended family and friends.

Born in Garland, Manitoba, Elsie spent her early years growing up on the farm. After finishing Secretarial School in Winnipeg Elsie married Raymond Goldrick and raised their 4 children in Ontario. She worked throughout these years and eventually found her calling at North York Public Library.

After Elsie’s first marriage ended she met and eventually married Lyle in 1981. After her battle with Ovarian Cancer, Elsie and Lyle retired early and moved to Novar to enjoy life, spending the next 35 years in very active retirement. They joined The Huntsville Square Dancing Club and spent many an evening and weekend dancing across northern Ontario. At every opportunity they took advantage of what life had to offer them and would often take spontaneous trips across Canada to see family members or to see something new. They spent 13 winters in Yuma, Arizona, enjoyed being an integral part of the Burks Falls Art Club, and they opened and ran a successful Bed and Breakfast and greeted guests from around the world. Elsie was diligent about keeping in touch with many of these guests and many years after Bunn’s Place closed, Elsie still enjoyed corresponding with past guests from all over the world.

For years, Elsie’s Essays were sent out at Christmas time to share details of the year with family and friends alike. As cancer survivors themselves, Lyle and Elsie gave back to the community by becoming volunteer drivers for the Cancer Society taking patients to appointments from Sudbury to Toronto and many points in between. Lyle used to say that he was the driver and Elsie was the bonus.

After losing Lyle in November 2016, Elsie found a way to continue without him by becoming immersed in all that Roberta Place had to offer.  Her strong will carried her through and she found comfort by making new friends and joining many of the activities including art classes.  Elsie’s friends enjoyed her wit, laughter and spunky spirit.

A tribute to Elsie and a celebration of life will be planned for next spring/summer where Lyle and Elsie’s ashes will be scattered together.  If you would like to be informed of the day and time of this celebration of life, please contact Jo-Anne Harris (ragrugs@hotmail.com) or Debby Goldrick (d.goldrick@yahoo.ca)

In keeping with Elsie’s wishes, cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, and in keeping with Elsie’s enjoyment of art, donations can be made to the Burk’s Falls Art and Crafts Club Art Centre, or The Lung Association as a tribute to her son Terence. Condolence cards may be sent to the family at 991 Anna Maria Avenue, Innisfil ON L9S 1V5.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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FORBES, Vera Mildred

Posted by on November 13, 2017

FORBES, Vera Mildred

Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on November 7, 2017 in her 87th year at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie.  Loving mother of Carolyne Hubbert (Ron), Shelley Hockley (Gord), Wayne Bowman (Tiffany), Barry Bowman, Vera-Lynn Bowman (John), Melanie Bowman (Glen).  Dear gramma of Jason (Martina), Shawn (Amanda), Dylan, Sheldon, Christopher (Jill), Nick, Jessica and Troy.  Great gramma of Keenan, Andrew, Chris, Owen, Cole, Lincoln, Milo, Leo and Max.  Pre-deceased by her brothers and sisters.

Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will be held on December 3, 2017 from 11-2 p.m. at Ferndale Banquet Hall in Barrie.  As an expression of sympathy, donations to Hospice Simcoe would be greatly appreciated by the family.  Interment at 6th Line Cemetery.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

TULLI, Robert Edward

Posted by on November 10, 2017

Robert Edward Tulli, age 46, of Innisfil, ON, passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by his family November 6, 2017, after a very hard-fought battle with cancer.  Loving husband to Kimberley for 21 years. Devoted Father to Brittney, Haley and Joshua. A very proud Nonno to Jordan.

A Celebration of his Life will be held at Liberty North, 100 Caplan Ave, Unit 1, Barrie, ON, November 18, 2017 from 2pm – 5pm.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Gerry and Nancy Pencer Brain Trust at: https://chimp.net/send/to/charity/the-gerry-nancy-pencer-brain-trust/gift/new   Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

JOHNSTON, Jean Elizabeth (nee Finley)

Posted by on November 10, 2017

JOHNSTON, Jean Elizabeth

A great lady who lived a wonderful life, Jean Johnston passed away on October 29, 2017 at the age of 88. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. Sad to see her leave us is her family, sons Rob and Jim, and grandsons Dan, Mike, Matt and his wife Emily. Jean was the wife of Bruce Johnston who passed away 7 years earlier. They had a happy marriage of 54 years. Jean was a surgical nurse, singer, violinist, artist, teacher, and the best mother and grandmother anyone could ever hope for.

A celebration of life gathering will take place on Tuesday November 21, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Peaceful Transition 431 Bayview Rd. Barrie On. Words of remembrance will begin at 6:00 pm.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

DUKE, Dennis Paul

Posted by on November 8, 2017

It is with great sadness we announce that Dennis Paul Duke passed away suddenly on Saturday, November 4th 2017 in his 68th year.  Predeceased by father Ralph and mother Yvonne, sister Lisa and brother Roger.  Survived by his beloved Cathy and his children January and Devin. Sisters Maria (Charlie), April (Kevin), Melanie and sister-in-law Carol. Nieces Lindsay, Holly, Amy and Nephew Brady.

A life long resident of Muskoka, Dennis had several passions and interests, from coaching young one’s hockey to volunteering throughout the community, most recently with Meals on Wheels. His kind and generous spirit inspired all that knew him.  He was a true gentleman and will be remembered for his razor-sharp whit and sense of humour. His GREATNESS will live on in the hearts and memory of his family and many friends.

In keeping with Dennis’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no service will be held.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

GRAFF, Neil Lloyd

Posted by on November 7, 2017

GRAFF, Neil Lloyd

Passed away suddenly at his home in Barrie on Monday, October 30, 2017 at the age of 32.  Beloved son of Gary and Janice Graff.  Neil will be missed by extended family and many friends.

Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will take place at Liberty North, Java West, 100 Caplan Avenue, Barrie on Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 2-5 p.m.  Please advise by November 11, 2017 at 705-733-2447 if you are attending. Please come casual.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Neil’s memory can be made to the RVH Foundation for Teaching and Research or Simcoe-Muskoka Canadian Red Cross. Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

TRITES, Daniel Patrick Jr.,

Posted by on November 2, 2017

TRITES, Daniel Patrick “Danny”

Passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 29th, 2017 at Markdale Hospital at the age of 55.    Danny leaves behind his beloved parents Danny Trites and Joan Glancey (Hubert Johnson) to grieve his passing.     Beloved brother of Annette Gray, Tracy Landry (Paul) and Tara Killam (Michael).  Cherished uncle of Alisha, Leeah, Raine and Tori.  Dear best friend since high school to Christine Nowak.

In keeping with Danny’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will take place at Hay Caramba!, 54 Holland Street West, Unit 54D, Bradford on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 2 p.m.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to the Salvation Army.

 

 

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Filed Under: Nova Scotia, Ontario

Trim, Elsie

Posted by on November 1, 2017

Trim, Elsie

Sadly, we announce the passing of our beloved mother Elsie Trim (nee Zwarych) at Sunnybrook Hospital on Sunday October 29, 2017. Survived by her daughter Hope and son-in-law Casey Westdorp. Cherished “Babanana” of Alison and Lindsey.

Elsie was a long-time resident of the BRCD in Toronto and she was devoted to church and family. She touched the lives of many with her warmth and smile. Her sense of humor and contagious laugh will resonate forever in our hearts.

Donations can be made to the Ontario Camp for the Deaf, Parry Sound http://www2.bobrumball.org/camp/

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Hall, Brodi Lea (Lauzon)

Posted by on October 31, 2017

Brodi Lea Hall (Lauzon)  December 21, 1984 – October 26, 2017

Brodi is at peace.

In true Brodi style, she left this world on her own terms and in her own time, surrounded by her loving husband Adam and family.  She made her way to a place where she can walk and talk and sing again.  Her beloved Nana and Papa had her room all ready and now hold her in their loving arms.  We will miss her terribly and look forward to her “Celebration of Life’ in the very near future.  Her family would like to thank everyone who was involved in her care over the past few years with special thanks to her care team at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Care Center, Dr. Michael McConvey, the PSW’s from Independent Living Services, Bayshore and St. Elizabeth and everyone who participated in the “Lift Her Up” fundraiser.  We can never fully express our appreciation for your generosity, kindness and support and the difference you made in our lives.

Brodi is survived by her loving husband Adam, mother, Andrea Lauzon, father, William Redmond, mother and father-in-law, Alyson and Ted Hall, brothers- in- law, Ted and Simon and sister- in- law Danielle. She is also remembered dearly by her large extended family and friends.

A celebration of Brodi’s life will take place on Sunday, November 26th, 2017 from 1-4 p.m. at the Dorian Parker Community Centre, 227 Sunnidale Road, Barrie.  In lieu of flowers, please support the RVH foundation in Brodi’s memory.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

RAM (Hewitson), Bonny Lynn

Posted by on October 30, 2017

RAM (Hewitson), Bonnie Lynn

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie (formerly of Hamilton) in her 72nd year.  Beloved mother of Leslie and her husband Gary Elliott of Barrie, Ed and his wife Diane of Cambridge, Roger Ram of Hamilton and Jeff Ram of Barrie.  Fondly remembered by 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  Dear sister of Mary and her husband Rick Thomson of Carlisle, Ed and his wife Cheryl Hewitson of Brantford, George and his wife Lori of Florida and the late Penny Hewitson of London.  As an expression of sympathy donations can be made to the Royal Victoria Hospital Palliative Care Ward.  No formal service as per her request.  Interment has taken place at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, 1895 Main Street West, Hamilton, lot #005050, space B for those who wish to visit.

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Filed Under: Ontario

ELLIOTT, Byron Peter

Posted by on October 25, 2017

ELLIOTT, Byron “Peter”

Passed away peacefully, with family at his side, on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie at the age of 72.  Beloved husband of Lyn VanValkenburg.  Loving father of Jaycee (Scott) and Shannon (Stephen).  Step-father of Lori, Lisa (Scott), Lesley (Mike) and Leanne (Keith).  Cherished grandfather of Marlie and Joseph.  Step-grandfather of Jeffrey, Rebecca, Alexandra, Katrina (Lucas), Nicole, Mitchell, Myah and Kalen.  Dear brother of Erron and Brian.

In keeping with Peter’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A private graveside interment will take place.  A celebration of life will take place at a later date.  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to Hospice Simcoe.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

WILSON, Linda Mary (nee Roberts)

Posted by on October 20, 2017

WILSON, Linda Mary

Passed away peacefully on October 16, 2017 at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie at the age of 72.  Linda leaves behind her wonderful husband Dave Wilson of Innisfil, her daughter Chrystal Wilson and grandchildren Ashlee, Cody, Brittney and Dalton.  Linda will also be dearly missed by her grandbabies: Berlin, Malachi and Graysen.  She has been reunited with her first husband and father of Chrystal and Samuel, Raymond Wilson and her dear son, Samuel.  May she rest in peace.

In keeping with Linda’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  No services will be held at this time.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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TUCKER, Charles Alfred

Posted by on October 20, 2017

TUCKER, Charles Alfred

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Charles Tucker on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland at the age of 80.  Charles leaves behind his beloved wife of 60 years, Gayle Tucker (nee Bressette).  Loving father of Martin Tucker (Janet), Judy Mohan (Ron), Sandra Miller (Glen), Brian Tucker (Heather) and the late Sharon Tucker.  Cherished Poppy of Kimberly, Jasmin, Russel, Jennifer, Julie (James), Matthew (Ainsleigh), Joseph (Jenn), Karen (Andrew), Kerry (Josh), Ross (Danielle), Tim, Tyler and Jimmy.  Great Poppy of Jayden, Chloe, Arizona, Sonoma, Jasper, Arya, Hailey, Chelsea “Bun” and Jaxson.  Dear brother of Shirley and June (Roy).  Brother in law of Beryl,  Margaret and Lorraine.  Pre-deceased by his siblings: Claude, Marie, John, Barney, Delson, Marion, Gordon and Evelyn.  Charles will be remembered by many nieces, nephews and extended family.  The family would like to thank the personal support workers who took such great care of Charles.

In keeping with Charles’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A graveside service will take place on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Waubaushene Protestant Cemetery at 11 a.m.  The celebration of life will take place following the graveside service at the Royal Canadian Legion 316, 26 Willow Street, Waubaushene from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to the Waubaushene Royal Canadian Legion or a charity of choice.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

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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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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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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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