COHAN, Norma Elsie (nee Worley)

Posted by on May 8, 2017

COHAN, Norma Elsie (nee Worley)

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie at the age of 93.  Beloved wife of the late Chuck Cohan who pre-deceased Norma in 1988.  Loving mother of Cathy Cohan.  Dear sister to Joan Fisher and her late twin, Joyce Love.  Norma will be dearly missed by her nieces: Donna McClelland and Barbara Kennedy, Nephew, Bary Love and extended family.

In keeping with Norma’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  There will be no service held at this time.  Memorial donations can be made to Hospice Simcoe www.hospicesimcoe.ca  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

Reflections

I rejoice in the life you lived,

Grateful for having shared it with you.

And was loved by you.

We shared so much, cared so much,

So many memorable times…

We’ve been through so much together.

How much sadder it would have been

If I’d never known you at all.

Even though you are gone,

You will always be part of me.

For you have left me so rich

With a “Precious Legacy of Memories”

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Filed Under: Ontario

PARKER, Murray Noah

Posted by on May 6, 2017

Born April 11, 1929 in Windsor Mills, Quebec, and son of the late Frederick and Anita Parker, Murray Parker died of a rare brain disease, progressive supra-nuclear palsy (PSP), on May 1, 2017 at the Coleman Care Centre in Barrie, Ontario. Murray is survived by his wife of 30 years, Shirley (Wasson) Parker; one daughter, Deborah Noble of Florenceville, New Brunswick; one sister, Joan Olesen from Kitchener, ON; three step-daughters, Natalie Ferguson (Greg), Jocelyn McArthur (Peter), both of Barrie, ON, and Janice LeDirach Griffiths (Pascal) of Paris, France; four grandchildren, Kirk Parker, Ashley MacDonald (Adam), Adam and Laura Noble; and four step-grandchildren, Cole and Graham Ferguson, and Noan and Abbie LeDirach Griffiths; as well as three great grandchildren, one niece and one nephew. Murray is predeceased by his son, James, brother, Ronald, son-in-law, Jack Noble, and his parents.

Murray retired in 1991 from Irving Paper, Saint John, NB, as Instrumentation Supervisor. He had previously worked ten years at Domtar in Windsor Mills, Quebec.

Murray was OCB Squadron 7th 11th Hussars in Windsor, PQ, the 8th Hussars OCB Squadron in Sussex, NB and CO Third Field Artillery Saint John, NB, as well as supplementary Reserve for 27 years. Murray was an avid athlete, having tried out for the New York Rangers hockey team in 1948, been badminton champion several times in the Eastern Townships of Quebec and having biked from NB to ON with his wife, Shirley, at the age of 64. He will be buried in Innisfil, ON, where he has resided for the past 12 years, at the St. James United Church Cemetery. Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. at St. James United Church, Stroud, Sunday May 14th, with visitation at 1:00 p.m. and a reception following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to PSP research at www.parkinson.ca or to the St. James United Church. Murray will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

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POWELL, Goldie Marie (nee Mugford)

Posted by on May 2, 2017

POWELL, Goldie Marie (nee Mugford)

Passed suddenly at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie on  Saturday, April 29th, 2017 in her 87th year.   Goldie was born on August 19th, 1930 in Morristown, New Jersey.  She grew up in Kelligrews, Newfoundland but resided in Barrie for the last 38 years.  Goldie is survived by her husband of 58 years Kenneth.  She was the proud mother of Charmaine MacDonald (Brian), Blair Powell (Sandy) and Natalie Cooney (Lorran).  She was an even prouder grandmother of Allison and Rachel MacDonald, Joel and Sam Cooney, Max, Sam and Jake.  Goldie is also survived by her brothers John (Shirley) and Mac (June) Mugford and her sister Pat (Peter) Haley.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. at Burton Avenue United Church.  The funeral will also take place at Burton Avenue United Church on Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at 2 p.m.  Reception to follow.  Memorial donations in Goldie’s memory to the Barrie Food Bank or Burton Avenue United Church would be greatly appreciated.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

FRASER-EXTON, Janet Gail

Posted by on April 28, 2017

Janet Fraser-Exton

April 26, 2017

Now I can run on the wind

My skin like a velvet shiver on the breeze

My hoofs passing over the grass

In leaps too great to be measured

Beloved wife of Bill Exton.

Janet will be lovingly remembered by family and friends at a Family Gathering to take place at home, 77 Monique Crescent, Barrie on Sunday, April 30th from 1-4 p.m.

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Filed Under: Ontario

BEECROFT, Margo Kim (nee Heaslip)

Posted by on April 19, 2017

BEECROFT, Margo Kim (nee Heaslip)

A loyal member of Heritage Baptist Church. Margo passed away peacefully on Monday, April 17th, 2017 at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie at the age of 62. Beloved wife of Harvey Beecroft. Loving mother of Jason (Melissa) Price, Trevor Price and Josh Price (Cara). Cherished grandmother of Caleb and Isaac. Survived by her mother Margaret Heaslip. Dear sister of Pam Kruger (Dale), Mark Heaslip, Tracy Heaslip (Leslie), Amber Heaslip, Heidi Bidwell (Peter) and Guy Heaslip. Margo will be dearly missed by her dear friend Cheryl Sampson, many nieces, nephews and extended family. Pre-deceased by her father Ray Heaslip and siblings; Charlotte (Norm) and Jody Heaslip.

In keeping with Margo`s wishes, cremation has taken place and no services will be held. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to St. John Ambulance, Therapy Dog Services, www.sja.ca Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Romans 10:9-11

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BAILLIE, Marjorie Helen (nee Brasher)

Posted by on April 17, 2017

BAILLIE, Marjorie Helen (nee Brasher)

September 22, 1929 ~ April 8, 2017

Peacefully in hospital after a brief illness.  Pre-deceased by her first husband Howard Baillie.  Survived by her loving husband Marven Letteney.  Loving son Mike and daughter-in-law Carrie Baillie.  Proud grandmother to Tyler and Melissa Baillie.  Special nephew and niece David and Cathy Shultz of Buffalo, New York. Grand furbabies; Chase, Sieria and Bob.  Mom you will be deeply missed and forever loved and remembered.

At the request of the deceased and family there will be no visitation.  Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Alzheimer’s Society would be greatly appreciated.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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McKINSTRY, James Kenneth

Posted by on April 13, 2017

James Kenneth McKinstry

James Kenneth McKinstry, born November 22, 1932 in Bangor, Northern Ireland, passed away peacefully on April 12, 2017 at Hospice Simcoe located in Barrie, Ontario, Canada, with his loving wife Evelyn by his side.

James also known by many as Ken served in the Royal Air Force and came to Canada with his young family in July 1966.

Survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Evelyn (nee Kerr), daughters Karen (Andre), Deborah (William), Pamela (Paul), and his son Brett (Gillian).  Proud Papa of Matthew, Mitchell, Tara, Jason and Gregg.  Survived by his sister Margaret Siekierko.

The family wish to thank all the staff of Saint Elizabeth. Special thanks to Dr. Doorly and the caring staff of Hospice Simcoe.

As per James (Ken) wishes, cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in the memory of James Kenneth McKinstry to Hospice Simcoe, 336 Penetanguishene Road, RR#1, Barrie, Ontario, L4M 7C2.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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FLOOK, Harry Kenneth “Ken”

Posted by on April 8, 2017

FLOOK, Harry KennethKen”

Retired Manager of magazine distributions

After a long period of illness, Ken passed away peacefully at Mill Creek Care Center, Barrie, Friday, March 31st, 2017, in his 87th year. Ken, husband of Doreen, for nearly 65 years, was father to Gary (Alison), Stephen, Janet (Dave), Andrew and Jennifer (John).  He will be fondly remembered by his 12 grandchildren and his great granddaughter and great grandson.  He will now be joining his parents, brother and nephew. He will also be remembered by his brother in law, Ron(Anne) and his three nieces.  In regards to our father’s wishes, he has been cremated and a Celebration of Life service was held April 6, 2017 at the Canadian Legion, Barrie with all his family and close friends.  If desired, in memory of Ken, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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SEGUIN, Stacy Lisa (nee Cornthwaite)

Posted by on April 7, 2017

 

SÉGUIN, Stacy Lisa (nee Cornthwaite)

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Stacy Séguin on April 5th, 2017 at the young age of 51.  She passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie.  Predeceased by her parents, William Cornthwaite and Colleen Cornthwaite (nee Talbot).  Beloved wife of Denis Séguin.  Cherished mother of Joshua, Jordann and Brandon (Kristen Pilon).  Loving sister of Kenny (Norrine), Brenda, Debbie, Douglas (Michele Remillard), Marilyn, Janice (John) Gibson, Sandra (Clem) Robitaille, Sheldon, Richard (Gail), Robert, Darren (Catherine), Darrell (Barbara), Kelly (David) Jobin, Patty (Gates) Boudreau and Stephanie (Mike Seguin).  Stacy will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Stacy was a very loving and caring person.  Her children were the apple of her eye.  Stacy’s goal in life was to give her son Josh (Bubba) the best care possible.  She was known for her witty comebacks and her sense of humor.  Stacy loved to travel, cook, shop, and read with her cup of tea.  She also loved to cuddle with her younger nieces and nephews to watch Disney movies.

In keeping with Stacy’s wishes there will be no visitation.  A celebration of her life will take place at a later date.  A very special thank you to the staff and volunteers at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie for their kind and compassionate care.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to Hospice Simcoe in Stacy’s memory www.hospicesimcoe.ca  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

 

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HOGG, Stella Mae

Posted by on April 7, 2017

Hogg, Stella Mae

At the age of 93, Stella passed away suddenly on Wed. March 29, 2017 at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Care Centre.  Wife of the late Wesley Charles Hogg.  Mother of Frank – deceased (Ruth), Larry (Joyce), Darlene (Joe) Cousins and Ken (Maryanne).  Grandmother of Brian (Natalie), Dwayne (Sharon), Tammy (Dan), David, Matthew, Tyler, Adam (Kaitlyn), Jamie (Chris), Aaron and Richmand.  Great Grandmother to Jordan, Ryan, Paisley, Owen, Wesley, Grace and Liam.  Dear sister to Millie, Marion, George (Jocelynne).  Sister-in-law to Tom Hodge.  Pre-deceased by her remaining siblings; Jean (Charlie), Irene (Wilf), Fred (Doreen) Hogg, Kate (Don), Evelyn, Bill and brothers-in-law Charles and Ab.

Stella lived a full life surrounded by family and friends.  She truly enjoyed attending reunions and hosting family holiday dinners.  The festivities were never complete without a game of cards.  Stella continued playing cards with the Barrie Seniors Clubs, where she used her creativity as a volunteer.  She made many friends and appreciated every one of them.  In her earlier days, Stella was an avid bingo player, she volunteered to serve meals for banquets at the Barrie Legion and she spent many hours ‘pearlling plaids’ for Burnetts & Struth Scottish Importers.

At Stella’s request, cremation has been arranged by Peaceful Transition.  She will rest at the Barrie Union Cemetery.  A Celebration of Life will occur at a later date.  Donations in honour of Stella can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Royal Victoria Regional Health Care Centre.  The family would like to thank Dr. Bedard, RN Diane and RN Kerry in the Acute Care Unit, for their care of our dear Mother.

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Filed Under: Ontario

MORRISSEY, Patrick Joseph Paul “Pat”

Posted by on March 30, 2017

MORRISSEY, Patrick Joseph “Pat”

February 14, 1936 – March 28, 2017 Surrounded by family, with the knowledge he was well loved and had everything in order, Pat passed peacefully in the hospital after putting up a good and lengthy fight.  Pat will be forever remembered by family and friends for his sharp wit, endless jokes and contagious smile.

Beloved husband of Annette (nee Hill) for 57 years.  Dearest father of Cathy Laurence (Brian) and Terry Collins (Allan).  Proud and devoted grandfather, cherished by Danielle Mitchell, Matthew Mitchell, Brent Laurence, Michael Laurence (Kelly).  Exceptionally proud great grandfather of Everly and Lylah Laurence.

Pat was the second of five children to the late Fred and Marie Morrissey.  Survived by his brothers Jim Morrissey (Elvera), Rev. Robert Morrissey, Peter Morrissey (Carolyn), and his sister Joan Shipticki (Lloyd).

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at St. Paul’s Catholic Church (235 John Street in Gravenhurst) on Monday, April 3rd at 11:00 am.  A Celebration of his Life to follow in the Hahne Hall at the PineRidge Community Centre.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation are appreciated.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca.

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EVANS, George Alwyn

Posted by on March 29, 2017

George A Evans passed away peacefully at Hospice in Barrie, Ontario, on March 28, 2017 at the age of 82, surrounded by his loving family and dog Snoopy. George courageously fought his battle with cancer, hardly slowing down, with true dignity. George was born, raised and educated in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. He is pre-deceased by his parents Frank and Eva (nee Johnston) Evans, and two sisters Anita (Jake) Smiley and Doreen (Edward) Murray. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Diane (nee Forsyth), three daughters Kim (Stephen) Milak, Katherine (Craig) Pearson and Karen (Steve) Livesey, and three grandchildren Alexandra and Ethan Milak, and Natasha Pearson. He will be sorrowfully missed by many cousins, nephews and nieces in Manitoba and Ontario. George worked for CN Rail for nearly forty years, ending his career as Head of Signal Maintenance from Toronto to Armstrong Ontario. After retiring in 1993, George started his own business maintaining signals for the Contractor that looked after the Signals in Barrie Ontario for the next fifteen years. Over the years, George kept in contact with many of his school friends, and Railway coworkers. The family thanks Dr. Melissa Witty for her compassion and care throughout the years.

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Filed Under: Manitoba, Ontario

Camber, Dana Lyn

Posted by on March 29, 2017

Camber, Dana Lyn passed away suddenly on March 14, 2017 at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie, ON. She will be dearly missed by her mother, daughter, 3 grandchildren, 2 brothers and many extended family and friends.

A Celebration of Dana’s life will take place at 1pm on Sunday April 2, 2017 at the Sheba Shrine Club, 142 John St, Barrie, ON.

In lieu of flowers donations in Dana’s memory to the Glowing Hearts Community Give and Get Centre would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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KING, Rose (nee Fox)

Posted by on March 23, 2017

KING, Ivy “Rose” (nee Fox)

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Coleman Care Centre in Barrie at the age of 54.  Loving mother of Matthew King and Amy King (Kevin).  Cherished grandmother of Emily and Nathanial King.  Dear sister of Shirley, Steve, Johnny, Bobby and Joe.  Rose will be missed by her niece Pam.  Pre-deceased by her sister Linda and brother Leonard.

In keeping with Rose’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of Rose’s life will be held on Sunday, April 9, 2017 in the chapel at Woods Park Care Centre, 110 Lillian Crescent, Barrie from 1 – 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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NELSON, Ronald Manley

Posted by on March 23, 2017

NELSON, Ronald Manley

Passed peacefully on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Bob Rumball Home for the Deaf in Barrie at the age of 80.  Beloved husband of Patricia Nelson (nee Harpell).  Cherished brother of Wayne (Nancy) Nelson.  Loving uncle of Lorie (David) Allin, Lynn (Harley) Wright, Bryan (Pam) Pitman, Joanne (Bob) Haluska, Jack (Pam) Cairns, Shelley Lillie, Susan and Bruce Harpell.  Ron will be fondly missed by his sister-in-law Marie Cairns and several great and great, great nieces, nephews and cousins.  Pre-deceased by his parents, James Manley and Helen (van Horn) Nelson, sister-in-law Audrey (Bob) Pitman and brother-in-law Roy Harpell.  Ron was born is Cochrane, Ontario.  Following naval service, he was employed at Ontario Northland Railway and Canadian National Railway.  Ron enjoyed travelling and spending winters in Florida.

In keeping with Ron’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of his life will take place at Bob Rumball Home for the Deaf in Barrie, 1 Royal Parkside Drive, on Saturday, April 22, 2017 with service beginning at 2 p.m. followed by a gathering of friends and family until 4 p.m.  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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POWELL, William Wallace “Wally”

Posted by on March 20, 2017

POWELL, William Wallace “Wally”

Passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Mill Creek Care Centre in his 92nd year.

Beloved husband of the late Patricia Powell.  Dear father of Tom Powell (Shawn), Jane Lander (Brandon) and the late Steve Powell.  Cherished grandfather to Quinn, Cameron, Dylan, Kelsey, Stephanie and Jordan and great grandchildren Noah and Lily.

Wally’s sterling devotion to his family and his quick wit were an inspiration to all who knew him.  A very kind, thoughtful man, he was the true essence of a gentleman.  Wally will be dearly missed.

The family would like to express their deepest appreciation to friends and staff at Whispering Pines Residence.  They would also like to thank Mill Creek Care Centre for their outstanding care and support they provided for Wally over the last two years.

A private family celebration will be held.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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PROSKIN, Edward

Posted by on March 17, 2017

PROSKIN, Edward

Passed peacefully on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie at the age of 82.  Beloved husband of Georgina Proskin (nee Kzanoski).  Loving brother of Frances Edward.  Dear brother in law of Carol Hanna and Walter Kzanoski.  Edward will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews and extended family.

In keeping with Edward’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A farewell luncheon will be held on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 147, 410 St Vincent Street, Barrie from 2 – 4 p.m.  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to Canadian Cancer Society.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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TULINO, Paul Anthony

Posted by on March 10, 2017

TULINO, Paul Anthony

Passed away peacefully, with family at his side, on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Hospice Simcoe at the age of 73.  Beloved partner of Lynne Lee (nee Appelbe).  Loving father of Phillip (Trish) Tulino, Elizabeth Tulino (Trevor) and Andrea (Vaughn) McMillan.  Cherished grandfather of Tyler and Jacob, Broke, Kindra, Danielle and Brandon and Kaie.  Paul will be dearly missed by his sister Margaret.

In keeping with Paul’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A private farewell has taken place with inurnment to follow at a later date.  The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers at Hospice Simcoe for their kind, loving care and support given to Paul and his family.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to Hospice Simcoe www.hospicesimcoe.ca  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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BALL, Lillian Grace (nee Moore)

Posted by on March 10, 2017

BALL, Lillian Grace (nee Moore)

God has received another angel.  Our dear, sweet mother Lillian Grace Ball passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 at IOOF Seniors Home in Barrie in her 96th year.  Beloved wife of the late Willis Ball who predeceased Lillian in 1993.  Loving mother of Nancy (the late Robert) Mear, Diane (William) Johns and John (Katherine) Ball.  Cherished grandmother of Kevin (Anne), Kristine (Tony), Alison (Jeremy), Steven (Susan), Michael and the late Scott.  Great grandmother of Annaka, William, Jackson, Paige, Markus, Robbie, Lucas and Ella Grace.  Pre-deceased by her siblings: Edythe, Marjorie, Norman, Dorothy and Noreen.

In keeping with Lillian’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will take place on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at St. George’s Anglican Church, 9 Granville Street, Barrie, at 2 p.m.  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation www.heartandstroke.ca, Alzheimer Society www.alzheimer.ca or to the Wye Marsh www.wyemarsh.com.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

“She will be greatly missed by all of us”

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DURKEE, Barbara Ann (nee Sanford)

Posted by on March 9, 2017

DURKEE, Barbara Ann (nee Sanford)

Passed away peacefully, with family at her side, on Monday, March 6, 2017 at Hospice Simcoe at the age of 81.  Beloved wife of the late Bill Durkee who predeceased Barbara in 2016.  Loving mother of Deborah (Dale) Steward, Derrick (Heather) Durkee and the late David (Cathy) Durkee.  Beloved grandmother of Melissa (Neil), Christopher (Emilete), Amanda (Russ), Darryl, Jenna, Jason (Angela) and Joseph (Caitlyn).  Great grandmother of 18.  Barbara will be dearly missed by her siblings: Gord, Art, Doug, Joyce, Chris and the late Don and Ken.

In keeping with Barbara’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  The funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 151 Lillian Crescent, Barrie, ON.  Reception to follow the service in the church hall.  Inurnment to take place in the spring.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to the Salvation Army Hope Acres Treatment Centre, www.hopeacres.ca or Hospice Simcoe, www.hospicesimcoe.ca  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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DUNN, June Marie

Posted by on March 8, 2017

DUNN, June Marie (nee MacFadden)

September 25, 1935 ~ March 6, 2017

The hummingbird has flown – On Monday, March 6, 2017  June passed peacefully at Hospice Simcoe at the age of 81.  Beloved wife of Don (Chief) Dunn.  Loving mother of Randy (Deb), Scott (Denise), Shelley (Rob) and Krista (Larry).  Beloved grandmother of Tara (Gord), Jamie, Tyler, Kerrie and Miranda (Ben).  Great grandmother of Madelyn.  June will be dearly missed by her sister Wendy (Paul) and family and her special friend Lauren Jennings.

In keeping with June’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A graveside service will take place in the spring.  Memorial donations can be made to Hospice Simcoe, www.hospicesimcoe.com.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca  The family wishes to thank all the staff at Hospice Simcoe for the incredible care June received.

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Filed Under: Ontario

LEACH, Barbara Ann Mary (nee Barratte)

Posted by on March 3, 2017

LEACH, Barbara Ann (nee Barratte)

February 6, 1933 ~ February 22, 2017

The hummingbird flies.  In the comfort of Hospice Simcoe, entered into the heavens of no confusion.  Words cannot express the gratitude to all hospice staff and volunteers.  Cremation has taken place.  Arrangements entrusted to Peaceful Transition Inc.

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Filed Under: Ontario

NERGARD, Kaurin Dwayne

Posted by on March 3, 2017

NERGARD, Kaurin Dwayne

It is with a sad heart that we said goodbye to Kaurin Dwayne Nergard on Thursday, February 23, 2017.  Kaurin will be missed by his children: Krystell Nergard-Kop, Santana Jade Kop and granddaughter, Rylee Meredith.  As well as his companion of many years, Patricia Meredith Kop.  Kaurin will be cremated as per his wishes.  He will be missed by those of us who loved him.

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Filed Under: Ontario

SMURTHWAITE, John Arthur

Posted by on March 1, 2017

SMURTHWAITE, John Arthur

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear father on Sunday, February 26, 2017 peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family.  Beloved husband and best friend of the late Norma (nee Givens) for over 60 years.  Loving father of Joan (Randy) Flegel and Cheryl (Tom) Richardson.  Cherished grandfather (Pa) of Craig (Lindsay), Jo-Anne (Jose), Lynne (Chris) and Cindy (Jesus).  John will be lovingly and forever remembered by Norm and Carol and Bob and Sharan and by many devoted and dear friends, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Dad was a very strong, honest and hard working man who was always there to help others and taught us all by his example.  He enjoyed his trucking career and retired at the age of 65 continuing to keep himself busy every day.  He played hockey and baseball in his younger days and loved curling and golf over the years.  He shared his love of these sports with his family and we have many wonderful memories of games together as a result.  Dad also loved playing bridge, bid euchre, short visits to the slot machines and working in his garage.  He was innovative and could fix or build anything.  We are so blessed to have this wonderful, generous and devoted man for our Dad and Pa.

A celebration of his life will be held at the Stroud Curling Club lounge, 7883 Yonge Street, Innisfil on Saturday, April 8th from 2 -4 p.m.

Our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Mike McConvey for his exceptional care over the years and for his kindness, compassion and support making home visits recently and to Dad’s visiting nurses with a special thank you to Christine.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to Hospice Simcoe, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto or the charity of your choice.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

HOPKINS, Alasdair MacLean “Al”

Posted by on March 1, 2017

HOPKINS, Alasdair MacLean

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 26th, 2017, one day after his 83rd birthday, at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie.  Al leaves behind his devoted wife of almost 59 years, Roberta “Bobbie”.  Al also leaves behind his four grown children: Kathleen Hopkins (Ben), Kelley Brazier (Elton), Kimberley Murison (Peter) and his only son, Kory Hopkins (Diane).  Cherished grandfather of James, Jason, Chad (Sarah), Christine (Adam), Cherilee (Kevin), Logan, Lisa and four grandbunnies.  GG-Pa of Kaden, Leah and Madelyn.

Al was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, a member of St. John Ambulance for 66 years and member of the Barrie Veterans Club.  Al’s military life in the Medical Corps spanned 30 years, including deployment in Korea and several peacekeeping missions overseas.  Al’s wish was to collect his pension for as long as he paid into it, which he did by far!!

In keeping with Al’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of his life will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 147 on Sunday, March 19th, 2017 with services beginning at 2 p.m. followed by the gathering of friends and family.  No flowers please!  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 147, Building Fund.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario